‘NieR: Automata’: Who Is 2B? What Is Her Actual Name And Why Does She Wear A Mask?

NieR: Automata
NieR: Automata

NieR: Automata‘ is another anime that is releasing in January 2023. This along with ‘Trigun Stampede‘ are some highly anticipated and watched anime of 2023. Unlike the latter, ‘NieR: Automata‘ is based on a game and the game is finally getting an anime adaptation.

The anime has already released its first episode on January 7. The episode lives up to the fans’ imagination and fans are curious about certain things. People who are not familiar with the game have certain questions about the anime and its characters. Let’s find out who 2B is and why she wears a mask.

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Who Is 2B? What Is Her Real Name?

2B, or YoRHa No.2 Type B (Battle)
2B, or YoRHa No.2 Type B (Battle)

2B is the protagonist of the anime and the game ‘NieR: Automata‘. She is an Android that was created before the timeline of the anime, but her creation timeline is not disclosed.

Her real name is YoRHa No.2 Type B (Battle). She was created to battle the machines that have invaded their planets on behalf of humans. She served as a soldier in the 14th Machine War. As she is a battle-type Android, she is equipped with a lot of weapons that are suitable for both close-range and long-range combat.

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2B was assigned to 9S and her task was to eliminate him if he got too close to the truth about Yorha’s project. The scanners are curious about their nature and there were multiple instances where 9S got too close to the truth. 2B was forced to kill him and erase his memory multiple times, an act she did not like as she grew attached to the scanner after their shared times.

Why Does She Wear A Blindfold?

2B with her blindfold
2B with her blindfold

2B and all the other Androids in the game and the anime wear blindfolds as part of their uniforms. A notable thing about the blindfolds is that they are referred to as military visors and are not called blindfolds.

Although this has never been mentioned, it may entail that the Androids are given these goggles so that they may help them to see things and help them in battle.

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Another reason for her wearing a blindfold is that they wear blindfolds as a symbolic gesture of the Androids being blind to the truth. This was confirmed by ‘Yoko Taro‘, who is the creator of the game. These are the reasons why 2B wears a blindfold. The anime gives off the same vibes as Danganronpain terms of darkness and a little Hunter X Hunter in terms of world-building, but the anime is different from them in terms of its plot.

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