字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hello this is Iri ~ And this video may seem out of nowhere, but have you ever heard of stories that just hit you really hard and you want to tell everybody about it? Well, this is one of them. It's the story of a Shining Nikki character, but not only is her character design spectacularly successful with the playerbase ever since the beta tests, her name is also...Lilith, which should sound familiar to every Love Nikki players who's ever opened up the suit gallery. So ladies and gentlemen, this the story of Lilith, the lady who fundamentally changed the Lilith Kingdom as we know it. And I must clarify that, before anyone attacks this video by saying that there are far more beautiful NPCs in the game, please note that this character is referred to as “the Most Beautiful” in the story and I even put the phrase in quotes. So I would really appreciate it if all comments can remain civil and on track. And with that being said, Lilith wasn't always beautiful. The player finds out that she was once a disfigured girl named Huihuicao, which meant Graygray Grass. The Kingdom of Lilith also wasn't always cheery and cute like Bobo, it was once called Ninier, and was surprisingly messed up, because physical beauty was valued above all else. For example, if you walked into a store, the owner of the store will give you a big discount, or even give you the merchandise for free, IF you're beautiful. And we aren't even talking about a sense of appreciation for beauty in general, we are just talking about physical beauty, i.e. having a beautiful face. That's literally it. And people justified it by saying that it's human nature to like other beautiful humans so why not be honest with ourselves. And even if you're a miraculous singer whose beautiful voice is like that of an angel's, like our Huihuicao, it didn't matter, because she had a giant birthmark on her face and people just thought she looked horrendous and treated her like she was fundamentally inferior. Huihuicao lived with an adopted family who was extremely guilty of this. She was basically a servant who was ordered around all the time, she lived in a closet, her adopted sister, Peipeiwu would take her things and verbally abuse her, saying stuff like “You're so ugly, I can't even look at you, no wonder your parents left you.” And if she dared to fight back or even just leave the house without permission, she would be locked in a dark room for an entire day. She would still go to lakes and sing by herself, still try to appreciate life and have hope that someone would look pass her appearance and just be her friend, but she was basically hurt, mocked, and humiliated every single time. And still she tried to at least endure the bullying, and eventually there was one person who was kind to her, the only person ever, and that was an old composer, who told her that true beauty absolutely doesn't only mean a beautiful exterior. He taught her how to play the violin too, and brought the only bit of joy into her life. Now, the Kingdom of Lilith, or Ninier still at this point, was not only superficial, it was also ridiculous, because it chose its ruler through a pageant. So every two years, there'd be a beauty pageant, where the most beautiful girl, the one whom people thought most embodied the spirit of the country, would become Queen of the country. And maybe it was a far-fetched dream, but like every girl, Huihuicao wanted to do something with her life, maybe just to have a good time and prove to everyone that true beauty meant much more, and so encouraged by the kind composer, she poured her heart into making a beautiful, beautiful dress, including all the accessories, and entered the competition. But on the night of the pageant, her stepsister saw her and she just laughed her head off. She also tore the dress off of her (Huihuicao) and put it on herself, as if *she* had made it. And then she called her friends and they jeered and snapped Huihuicao's violin too. And that finally broke Huihuicao herself, she was so angry and hurt and done with everything, that she set the entire stadium on fire. As the fire raged, she told her trembling stepsister that they're the same now because whether beautiful or ugly, everything is going to burn. And here the writers added a line that really struck me and it said “She had tried to be kind, had tried to love, and had tried to be brave, but for someone who was born ugly, all of it turned out to be meaningless.” An evil bully like her step sister was still seen and treated as beautiful and perfect and was loved by everyone. And so, still naked, and now with the raging fire as her robe, she asked out loud, “if evil is beautiful, then why can't I be evil?” And that was when she saw the figure of the Devil himself. Which is this dude, who has that butler look going on for sure and praised Huihuicao for embracing her dark side. And yes, they entered into a deal, but the interesting thing here is that what Huihuicao first asked, was for the love of every single person in the world. And upon hearing that, the Devil paused, like that's right, the Devil hesitated upon hearing that request because I think he knew that was impossible too. And Lilith, upon seeing that pause, said that it's fine if he can't do it, just give her the utmost physical beauty, and she will hunt for the love of every single person ever herself. A few days later, at the hospital that Huihuicao's now also scarred and disfigured stepsister was staying, a Lady Lilith, the winner of that royal pageant, came to visit the victims of the fire. Lilith was the embodiment of gentleness and charity, but the stepsister wouldn't look at her, saying that she (Liilith) was too beautiful and looking at her made her aware of how imperfect she is. And finally, Lilith, or Huihuicao, obviously, sneered and responded “that is so unlike you, sister,” and when the step sister finally realized what that meant, she just went insane. So Huihuicao does have the satisfaction of revenge and so ascended the throne as the new Queen of Ninier. But the story doesn't end here. When Huihuicao made the deal with that devil, she actually paid a price, one is of course, the classic “you'll live a short life and let me eat your soul while it suffers the greatest pain as you die”, and the other is that regardless of how much love she receives for her new, breathtaking beauty, she'll never be satisfied. And at the time Huihuicao replied that she had lived a drawn-out life without beauty and love already and look where that got her (and so she chose destruction). And so as the new Queen, Lilith, actively went out to charm those who may still oppose or dislike her and was able to do it so successfully that it was seen as a sin to “not” love her. Like “if you don't love her, then something's wrong with you”, that type of thinking. And boy she fanned the flames. Pretty soon, people who didn't like or just express passionate love for her were driven out of their homes, beat up by the masses and left to rot in dark allys. And Lilith, in her newfound capacity as a cunning ruler, would then show up basically like an angel, and comfort such rejects. And the latter would normally be moved to tears in gratitude. One of such people even became her most loyal guard. And so as she was surrounded by citizens who adored her, Lilith, or our Huihuicao, finally found a moment of happiness. But it was short-lived, because at the banquet, there was one person who looked at her like he knew exactly what sort of things she had done and was scoffing at her. And that was Mercury, the leader of the Mercury Finance Group of the Apple Federation, who at that moment, inspired a thought in Lilith, the thought of “it seems that not everyone loves me yet.” And that's how far the story has gotten so far, but the mind wars between Lilith and Mercury are presumably going to be in the spotlight in future Shining Nikki chapters. And Mercury himself is not only hot but has one heck of a story too, which I look forward to covering in the future, since I did level up him up all the way to level 50 and all. And I just want to thank you so much for listening all the way to here. I know the story isn't perfect, and it actually does have elements commonly seen in anime and you know classic literature everywhere, but I thought it was definitely one of the most fleshed out stories in the Nikkiverse, and Lilith / Huihuicao is one of those characters who's neither good nor evil and is therefore fascinating. The Chinese players love her btw, so much that they came up with #AlltheLove4Lilith. And that's the long storytime video from me today. If you want to hear more about what happens with Lilith and newest hot and deep man in town Mercury, please like and subscribe so you can be notified when that storytime comes out. Thank you again and I'll see you next time!