YoRHa No.2 Type B (Battle) or simply "2B" is the main protagonist of NieR: Automata. She made her fighting game debut as a guest character in SoulCalibur VI (2018). In 2024, 2B made yet another fighting game guest appearance, joining the roster of Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising.

2B is a YoRHa android created to battle the machine lifeforms that have invaded the planet on behalf of the surviving humans. She served during the 14th Machine War. 2B is an all-purpose battle android, deployed as a member of the automated YoRHa infantry. She is equipped with a multitude of weapons for close quarters combat and can attack from range using the Pod support system. Her eyes are obscured beneath her standard-issue military visor, which she rarely removes.

2B is a blade of quiet determination. As a combat android, she does not encourage idle chatter on frivolous subjects and is generally reticent towards others. She also has high respect for the chain of command and rarely questions her orders, unlike her partner. However, 2B occasionally expresses a notably sardonic wit in the face of certain situations and can even be hot-headed at times.

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Soul Calibur VI



Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising

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Page Updated:  Feb. 20th, 2024

In recent times, Namco smartly adopted the habit of associating their games with other high quality series. The Witcher 3 is one of the best Action RPGs I've played in the last decade, making Geralt an excellent guest character choice in SC6. As far as JRPGs go, NieR: Automata is among the finest I've  ever played (with beautiful bullet hell elements). Epic game. It's a masterpiece and you need to play it. In short, 2B is yet another perfect fit for SC6, but in a uniquely different way.

At first glance, 2B doesn't look like the type of character I'd immediately like. I'm not really into the cyborg / robot girl archetype... but 2B is very different - mainly due to the awesome things she can do in the game. Very much like a SoulCalibur character, 2B's personality and fighting prowess shines brightest within her animation. 2B is a character who balances authentic martial arts and stylish movements with futuristic weapons and powers. That said, she'd even fit into TEKKEN... but I think Noctis was a better choice there. 2B makes a pretty amazing SoulCalibur character, even though she still seems a bit "too powerful" for the series in general. Several years later, 2B became a playable character in yet another fighting game, Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising!

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