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NieR Automata Plot: Live Action Concerts Reveal Four Generations Of Androids

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NieR Automata had just concluded a series of live action concerts that featured its characters. The concerts featured scenes with characters part of NieR Automata’s backstory who are never found during the game’s major events. Here’s what we know about the NieR Automata live action concert’s reveals about its characters.

Unmet Characters

According to Jenana’s translations of the NieR Automata live action concert scripts, some characters in the concert never appeared during the main game such as Zinnia, No.2, and No.9. Their scenes in the live action concert feature the early androids, the android naming process, and the start of Project YoRHa. These characters weren’t seen in the main game but their existence can be found through collectible documents and logs in NieR Automata.

Four Android Generations

So far, the four Android generations can be determined based on their history of naming conventions. In this case, the android generations are the Zinnia generation, No.2 Generation, A2 Generation, and 2B Generation. The Zinnia generation can be considered the last android generation to ever see humanity. Only humans are capable of giving official names to androids, which explains why their names based on flowers.

Meanwhile, the No. 2 android generation was the first generation to experience Project YoRHa. This generation is plainly named into numbers as humanity no longer exists. The project was intended to hide humanity’s extinction from future androids to avoid any unnecessary conflict. Androids tend to become mad after discovering the truth due to the pointlessness of their creation and attack other androids.

A2’s generation can be considered the prototypes of the 2B generation. They’re technically similar but they have model designations as well as a different machine core. Lastly, 2B’s generation is the focused generation as it features the adventures of NieR Automata’s main characters.

Setup for Prequels and Sequels

These android generations could be a great chance for the NieR series to make prequel entries. NieR Automata director Yoko Taro’s eccentric development style may not allow a NieR Automata prequel to exist. Taro’s styles are mostly focused on making original content no matter how bizarre it ends.

However, Taro has previously said that he’ll make anything like more DLCs and game crossovers as long as he gets funding for it. Perhaps we’ll have to wait for Square Enix to make a move for another Yoko Taro game. Stay updated with more NieR Automata news here on The BitBag.

Also read: NieR Automata Concert Reveals 2B And 9S’ Relationship Before The Main Game [Spoilers]

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