|Voiced By||Ryoko Shiraishi|
|Faction|| Hebijo (3rd-year) (Formerly)|
Crimson Squad (Currently)
|Birthday||September 9th (Virgo)|
Hikage (日影) is a playable character in the second timeline of Senran Kagura. She is a member of Homura's Crimson Squad.
A former third-year student at Hebijo Clandestine Girls' Academy. She's expressionless and largely wordless, to the point that nobody can ever quite tell what she’s thinking.
She claims to have no emotions, but she’s surrounded by friends who are frank and upfront with their feelings, giving her an almost scientific curiosity about the very concept of human emotion. Her weapon of choice is the knife, which she wields with grace and aplomb.
Hikage is a pale skin girl with medium length green hair and amber eyes in a furtive or feral glance and an emotionless expression. She tends to stick her tongue out when on the prowl. She wears a dingy torn up yellow and black striped shirt with a snake patterned and black frill trim that is very short, stopping at the bust line, showing a lot of cleavage. Because of this, it can only properly cover one of her shoulders.
She has thin necklaces around her neck, and black leather constricts going down her arms and legs, which carry knives. Her blue jeans have gashes and rips. The zipper is down and the belt unbuckled, with leather constricts below the knees and a red snake pattern on the left thigh. She has snake tattoos on her left hip, shoulder and breast.
“"Their actions and reactions stand in direct contrast to their feelings. I seriously don't understand at all.”
—Hikage, Shinovi Versus
Hikage rarely, if ever, displays emotion and when she does, it is to a very low degree. She herself states that the best way to describe her is a "cicada husk". Because of this, her mood is hard to read. She also has very apathetic and languorous demeanor and when faced with a problem, she usually tends to space out, losing herself in thought.
Often though, she just is outright oblivious to everything going on around her, usually landing her in peculiar situations. She tends to just go with the flow of things, curious as to how everything plays out. She tries her best to make up for her lack of expression by being vocal and explicit about her thoughts and opinions, often making her come across as socially awkward. She is also very frank and honest about things, stating things the way she sees them, sometimes coming off as rude or inconsiderate of others feelings.
Although Hikage doesn't understand emotions, she does have the strong desire to understand them. Originally, Hikage never gave them a second thought, stating that their fleeting nature always struck her as a "pain in the ass". However, she starts shows personal interest in them after meeting Katsuragi, stating that she has never felt so alive while fighting her. Thus paving a new path for her to take on.
Homura's Crimson Squad
Hebijo Clandestine Girls' Academy
Gessen Girls' Academy
Hanzo National Academy
Shinobi Girl's Heart
Secret Ninja Arts
Ultimate Secret Ninja Arts
Hikage's fighting style mostly focuses on speed, mobility and delivering multiple swift continued hits. When she is pushed too far or really gets into the fight, she enters a berserk state where her emotions run wild, giving her a considerable boost to her speed, mobility and attack range. She uses her knives for both close range combat and as projectiles for , which may cause poisoning effects. Her combat expertise as been described as almost machine-like, using a fighting style that seems chaotic, despite being very deliberate, making her hard to read and follow.
|Shinovi Versus||Hikage's theme. It plays after she transforms and also when fighting her.|
|Estival Versus||Hikage's theme. It plays after she transforms and also when fighting her.|