Nepgear is one of the main characters of the Hyperdimension Neptunia anime and games.
Nepgear is the human form of Purple Sister and Neptune's younger sibling. She first appears in Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2' and in the Hyperdimension Neptunia (manga).
In mk2, the CPU candidates are responsible for rescuing their older sisters. Much like her sister in the previous game, Nepgear is the main protagonist. She influences all endings featured in the game, as well as which party members join the game.
In the AWA fics, Nepgear is a student at the AWA Academy.
In terms of appearance Nepgear seems to be older than Neptune, and is noticeably taller than her older sister. She is a fair-skinned girl with long lilac-purple hair almost waist in length with few loose strands of long hair curling down. Her bangs are usually kept neatly brushed. Her eyes are slightly darker.
Nepgear's outfit is somewhat similar to Neptune's but with more reserved styling, almost resembling a school uniform consisting of a white jacket-dress with purple lining consisting of thin double white stripes. A white choker, and around her neck is a pale yellow ribbon/ascot like piece with a N in the center. At her chest is a small pink marking while the pockets and buttons are purple. On her right leg is a white belt like purse object and she wears pink and white striped socks with white and purple shoes very similar to Neptune's own. In her hair she wears a single direction pad button.
In contrast to Neptune's hyper active and energetic behavior, Nepgear is a very shy girl who will over-apologize for even the tiniest of things. She also takes her responsibilities as a CPU Candidate quite seriously; this is another trait that tends to separate her from her sister's more lackadaisical approach towards her job. She's somewhat timid when it comes to things and people but friendly otherwise. Once she has made a friend, no matter what they think of her later she will hold them closely. For example, when Uni angrily left her once, Nepgear still felt empathy for her and procceeded to keep her opinion of Uni positive.
Perhaps the only thing she shares with her older sister is the fact she is also an airhead. Not as much as Neptune to the point it's barely noticeable in comparison. Another thing she shows is sometimes a lack of sanity (though nowhere near as much as Neptune) and being somewhat naive. She is very respectful to others and has a very close bond with her sister. Who addresses her as "Nep-Jr.", while Compa likes to address her as "Gear-Chan" or in the English dub, "Ge-Ge."
Nepgear has a tendency to go from being confident to scared whenever something bad happens especially her older sister, Neptune. This is likely the trauma caused by her capture and imprisonment at the graveyard with her sisters for three years. Thankfully though, she is quick to snap out of it whenever her friends are in trouble or when they encourage her. Even Neptune seems to realize this at one point and even tells it to Nepgear to help her gain her confidence during their final confrontation with Magic the Hard.
Nepgear is supposedly very popular among the boys as Neptune says how Nepgear was always turning down boys for dates. She also can be teasing now and then, such as saying "If you be a good boy, I'll give you a compliment" and teases IF when she begins acting bashful and sensitive around Compa after a scene/event takes place.
Nepgear uses a sword in human form.
- Nepgear is based on a Sega Game Gear, or at least inspired by it.
- Some fans believe she's meant to embody a more modern Sega portable, with the "gear" part being a reference to the other system.
- Other fans believe that her name comes from the internet company NETGEAR, as their names are extremely similar.
- Compared to her relatives (Neptune/Purple Heart and Plutia/Iris Heart), she has a far better balanced personality in her two forms.
- Hair/facial/figure wise, she remains the most unchanged in HDD form, particularly among her relatives.