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I won't let you be lonely! I won't even... give you time for that! I'll tag along no matter where you go... We'll make a family, no matter how many we are... Even when your life becomes a mess... I will never let you... be alone! Licht-san!!

—Hina confessed her true feeling, My Count Is... (Chapter 26)

Hina (陽菜 Hina) is the main female protagonist of Plunderer. She is a solitary girl who lived with her mom on the mountains, until her sudden demise. After her mother's death, she traveled for five years looking for the Legendary Red Baron.

AppearanceEdit

Hina has short, aqua blue hair that transitions into purple then pink, and has blue eyes. However, both sides of her bangs are long enough that they frame her face. She is fairly petite and dainty in build. She wears a pink shirt with a white cloak buttoning at her neck and trailing behind her. Her hat is black with a flat brim and a flower decorating the side of it with a red ribbon.

PersonalityEdit

Hina is easily pinned for being naive. Sheltered as a child and only living with her mother at the time rendered her easily trusting others and being ignorant of the evils in the world. She is also slow to understanding social norms she was raised without.

Hina is very whole-hearted and wishes to protect those her faith is in. She is devoid of cruelty and loathes seeing it and being unable to put a stop to it. Though she is physically unable to, her intention and willingness to put herself in harm's way to prevent others from getting hurt are exceedingly high.

She is very driven and once she puts her mind to something, she keeps to it. However, she is rather timid and gets flustered easily. Hina is very in touch with her emotions and cries freely despite what others may think. There is no shame in her being empathetic and sensitive, ultimately. She knows deep down what morals she holds onto.

Right before she left the past to come back to the present time, Hina first confessed her love by kissing a devastated Licht (his past self), and she then promised him, if he doesn't crumble down until they meet again (i.e. 300 years later) she would bear his children and never let him be alone. Back at the present, she started to openly show her love for him and become very adamant to fulfill the promise of bearing Licht's children, to the point that she uses almost every opportunity to try to seduce him, sometimes not even caring about her surroundings. She even tries to "attack" him on the toilet as it's the place where he's most defenseless.

PlotsEdit

Past EventsEdit

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Hina saw her mother being absorbed into the Abyss

Hina lives in Fieni together with her mother as a child.[2] In Hina's childhood, she witnessed her mother absorbed into the Abyss. Before her mother was taken, she told Hina to find the Legendary Red Baron she chose and live together with him. Her mother also gives Hina a Ballot before she is gone.

After her mother's death, Hina eventually embarks her journey to find the Legendary Red Baron.

Story EventsEdit

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Licht "meet" Hina

Hina first appeared in Chapter 1. After 5 years of journey, she arrived at a city named Irinis. Hina tried to asks the citizen about the "Legendary Red Baron", but none of the citizen ever answer her question. As she continue for her searching, she heard someone called her out, revealed to be a masked man trying to see her panties. The masked man introduced himself and revealed his name is Licht Bach. He asks her for money to buy something else. With him bleeding, Licht stated that he can't hold on anymore and hoping Hina can gives him her "money", while he touching her body. Hina was frightened and ran away, but Licht kept following her until he was slapped by Nana Bassler.

Nana wants to apologize for his behavior, Licht interrupts Nana asking about the food. Nana asks him where's the money she gave him to run errands and he doesn’t answer. Hina introduced herself to Nana which she was surprised at her name, as it's rare for someone at Althea to have a kanji name. She also stated she is searching for someone, under her mother's request who died five years ago. When Nana realized her mother fallen into the Abyss, Hina was confused and asks her about it, which Nana surprised as she can't believe Hina doesn't know anything about the count. Nana explained that everyone in Althea has their own count since birth and it's the life system to keep them alive. Soon, Licht tried to sneak food for himself but he was punched by Nana instead. Hina reveals her count, Licht appears in front of her, trying to see her panties. Nana orders Licht to handstand until he dies, as an example of how count works in this world. Hina asks about the "Legendary Red Baron", Nana asks Licht that if he knew anything, but he was quick to shake his head.

After both Nana and Licht said they doesn't anything about the Baron. she felt sadden and wants to leave the city. As she leaving, she meet a soldier named Davi and self-proclaimed as the "Legendary Red Baron", claiming that he must be the person she was looking for. Hina, being happy, stated that she finally found him after 5 years of searching. With the meeting, Davi decided to bring Hina to his Guardhouse along with his henchmen.

After a brief talk, Davi began touching Hina's body while asking her name and intention. However, soon after Hina brought the Ballot out, Davi and his henchmen became hostile and said he must take the Ballot from her. With this situation, Hina revealed her count to him and ordered him to not do anything against her. Davi then ignored her order and told her to "play" the game of "The Startheft Bout". While Hina had no idea about the game at all, she had no choice but to accept his challenge. Hina was soon easily overwhelmed and lost against Davi. After Hina's defeat, Davi mocked how her count reduced to only 1 while seeing her panties. Hina cried and wondered why did he do such thing, Davi apologized to her that he wasn't the real Legendary Red Baron. Davi also called Hina as an idiot for believing the Legendary Red Baron still exist, and that it was all her fault to get involved into this situation.

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Licht revealed his true identity

Soon, Licht arrived at the Guardhouse to save Hina. Licht states that he will challenge Davi to a game of "The Startheft Bout" in Hina’s stead. Davi and his henchmen were laughing after seeing Licht's count, although his henchmen Nikola immediately realized something was wrong with Licht since he was not absorbed to the Abyss even after his count reached bellow zero. Licht tells Hina to stop finding the "Legendary Red Baron", as they are not heroes but murderers. Although he also stated that he will returns Hina's counts back from Davi, and reveals his true identity that he is the "Legendary Red Baron". Once his true identity is revealed, the other soldiers’ attitude shifted to fear. Davi denied it and told his henchmen that Licht must be fake Baron, just like him. Licht tells Hina to close her eyes while attacks the Davi and the soldiers. When Licht jumps higher, he apologizes to Hina for all the violence. Hina told him to not get hurt and he promises her that he will returns her counts back from Davi. Once Davi is defeated, Licht takes Hina's Ballot and told her that he will sell it for money. While Hina cries for him to not leave, he merely says he will give her his doll instead in exchange of Ballot. Hina exclaims that he isn't the hero that she's looking for.

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Hina cries as Licht leave

Hina returned to Nana's mobile tavern and informs her about what happened after Davi invited her. Nana holding the doll Licht gave to Hina and discovers that her Ballot is hiding inside that doll. Hina wonder why is the Ballot inside the doll, and Nana explain that's how Licht's personality were. She explains to Hina that the reason Licht does this is because owning a Ballot is a crime, so he has to make an excuse to prevent Hina getting killed by the soldiers. After Hina discovered Licht's true intention, she went to find him, Hina explains to him that he should stay with her, and that she was happy that she met him. However, Licht didn't choose to stay with her and his first count was reduced to -1000, which she called him a liar. As Hina crying, she meet Nikola again and he told her that the Althea Royal Guard would capture the Flash Baron soon.

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Jail destroys Nana's mobile tavern

After the fake Baron incident, Hina staying at Nana's mobile tavern and helping her in work. As Hina asking Nana when will they start finding Licht, Jail Murdoch and the Royal Guards appeared in the tavern. While nana trying to pretend she doesn't know Licht's whereabouts, Jail warmed her to not lying and locked her legs with his metal ability which Hina was worries at her. Then, Nana stated that all she knows is that Licht went to East. Soon, Jail orders his army go to the west and destroys Nana's mobile tavern. After the Royal Guards left the tavern, Hina asked what's happened here and why does Jail can create metal, Nana explains that Jail is a Ballot Holder and his ability is obtained from his Ballot.

As the Royal Guards in their way goes to Hoemmh, both Hina and Nana eventually started to finds Licht. However, due to Jail destroyed Nana's tavern earlier, Nana had to repair the tavern first before finding Licht so she told Hina to stays on a greenland and wait. As Hina waiting Nana, she coincidentally saw a girl named Pelmo in trouble. Hina tried to save Pelmo from the man with 656 counts but soon afraid at him, due to that man wants to have a Startheft Bout battle against her. Soon, both Hina and Nana was saved by Licht while he hiding his face by wearing another mask. After that man run away, Licht said that he would leave but Hina keep holding his cape, as she immediately realized it was Licht that saved her. Soon, Pelmo thanked Licht and Hina for saving her and asked him if he could fly while touching his body. Soon, she revealed to them that she has been doing the aviation research since childhood. Hina find Pelmo's research sounds interesting so she supports her decision. As Pelmo prepared to upgrade her airplane, she told Licht and Hina to temporarily stay at outside.

While Pelmo was busying, Licht and Hina having a conversation about what happened back after he deal with Davi, which she called him a liar for brook his promise. Hina asked Licht about his purpose for travelling, but he ignored her question and went to see her panties instead. Although it's interrupted by Pelmo just finished upgraded her airplane. Pelmo later experimented her airplane, but was stopped by that man with 656 counts and the Royal Guards. Before they arrived, Licht destroyed Pelmo's airplane so they couldn't find any evidence that she's doing the aviation research. After the soldiers left, Pelmo's count was dropped to zero and sent into the Abyss. Before Pelmo is taken, she told Licht and Hina that she will be fine and she predicted that she would surely meet them again in the future. After Pelmo has sent into the Abyss, Hina asked Licht to heal her wound on her right hand, but he makes a strange face which his left eye showed a code "001" around. He told Hina not to look at him, apologized her and stated that he can't see someone's blood. Soon, both Licht and Hina saw a smoke coming from Linden, which they wonders what's happening there.

Along with Licht, Hina went back to Nana's mobile tavern. As they returning, Licht tried to told Hina to put her hand down but she doesn't listen, as she afraid he will run away for a second time. When they returned, they noticed Jail and Lyne Mei is also present on the tavern as well which shocks them. As Licht and Jail having their drinking competition, both Hina and Lyne drinking alcohol but they can't handle it. Soon, Nana drinks the entire bottle in front of Hina and Lyne, as to shows them how the adult drink alcohol. As everyone having fun around, a earthquake suddenly happened and discovered there's a black hole looked similar to the one from Linden.

When the "Abyss Demon" appeared, along with the rest of the citizen were confused at it. When the helicopter launch it's attack, Jail create a huge iron wall to block the attack. After a while, Hina tried to ask the Royal Guards to helping Licht to fight against the helicopter, but Jail stated that they can't help him as attacking the hands of Althing would result of them receive death penalty. Then, Hina started crying and saying this situation is too cruel for Licht, as no matter how the Royal Guards wanted to help they can't do anything due to the death penalty. After hearing Hina's words, Jail and the Royal Guards decided to help Licht.

Soon, a mysterious girl appeared behind Jail and she "killed" him and destroyed the helicopter. The mysterious girl is revealed to be Sonohara Mizuka, the Pursuit Baron. After Mizuka introduced herself, along with the rest of the citizen were confused at her. Then, the mysterious group with black uniform known as Special Service appeared and killing the citizen. When Hina is almost killed by a spy of Special Service, she was saved by Licht. Licht tried to fight against Mizuka but he was soon defeated by her and captured along with the rest of the citizen. After Licht was angered at Mizuka, he saved Hina's group and the citizen from the hands of Special Service. After Hina was saved, Licht revealed to her and Jail that his is a plunderer and his true purpose is to steal everything from Althea.

After Licht revealed his true purpose, the fight bewteen him and Mizuka begin once again. As they fighting, Hina wonder if Licht can win or not since his counts (5700) is inferior compared to Mizuka's (32000), which Pele Poporo asks Nana some questions about the Barons. When Licht's count is increasing, Hina and the others were shocked at him. Nana explained that this is how the Barons originally looked like. Nana stated that he was trying to activate his bloodlust side, which is known as "Schmelman's bloodlust", this would allow Licht to increase his counts rapidly but the cost is that he would lost his sanity. After Hina heard Nana's words about the current Licht isn't the same man that she's familiar with, she immediately went to stop Licht's berserk state but he choked her neck instead. As Hina is about to be killed by Licht, she was saved by Mizuka who just regained her sanity. Later, after Jail defeated Licht and his original personality returned, Hina and the others showed to be happy and glad the battle is finally over.

Appearance in Other MediaEdit

Schmelman's Alternative TalesEdit

Hina appeared in the Drama CD Schmelman's Alternative Tales.

In Cinderella part, Hina portrayed as Cinderella.

Abilities and PowerEdit

Hina's count was 441, which corresponds to how many hundreds of kilometers she walked. In Chapter 2, Hina's count is increased to 760 after Licht wins the game of "The Startheft Bout" for her.

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Hina with her knife in the anime adaptation

  • Hunting Intuition: As Hina has been living in the mountains for so long, she developed survival skills as seen during their Forest Survival trip with the class.
  • Gun Proficiency: Hina was encouraged by Schmelman Bach to learn how to use a handgun. Schmelman noted that it did not look good for Hina when she points a knife at people. Although she has yet to show her gunmanship in the series.
  • Medical Intuition: Hina was encouraged by Schmelman to become a combat medic and to study medical science.

TriviaEdit

  • Hina's name is actually based on her father's blade name, Hina.
  • Hina's face slightly resembles Nymph from Minazuki Suu's previous works, Sora no Otoshimono.
    • In the Animate version of Volume 2 cover, it's also shown Astraea wearing Hina's clothes with code "BAKA" on her right leg.[3]
  • Hina is the reason why Licht was able to take off his mask. It's later been revealed that she first caught his attention because she resembled his dead childhood friend and his brother's wife who turns out to be Hina's mother.
  • When Licht said that her mother would be sad about her aggressive behavior in trying to seduce him, Hina said that she actually told her if she finds a man she loves, she has to open her legs and not let him escape.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Meet the Cast and Characters of Plunderer, Coming to FunimationNow in January. Funimation. August 31, 2019.
  2. Plunderer Episode 01
  3. Plunderer Vol. 2, Animate Version
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