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Revision as of 08:44, February 28, 2008

"'Tis an actor's job to perform, even with just one audience member."
— Nuke Usagimaru —

Nuke Usagimaru (ニューク兎丸) is a Long Arm that appears in the .hack//Games. He is a self-titled comedian of The World.



Nuke's outfit is extremely vibrant with color, sporting yellow and blue striped clothes, and having a large pink hairdo. His avatar also is the same character model used by Crim.


Nuke is the host of a battle commentary show where he tries to tackle a powerful monster solo, providing humorous commentary and physical comedy while others watch. Though his shows are often failures, Nuke takes it in stride and is always using his past experiences to improve on future shows. Even in normal situations, Nuke acts in a flashy way; it seems to be an innate part of his personality. His closest friends in the game are Kite, who Nuke sees as the ultimate straight man and his ideal partner, and Rachel, who acts as his editor via e-mail.


Basic Info


Nuke (and Rachel) in real life, 7 years after the .hack games.

In the real world, Nuke Usagimaru's player claims his real name is Nuke Usagimaru. He's a young man who wants to be a stand up comedian. In some of his e-mails he mentions doing odd things like reading the dictionary cover to cover, and being afraid of starting over when the new edition comes out, or mistaking canned cat food for canned cat, but these are likely jokes that he was testing on Kite. Most of his e-mail chains end with him yelling at Kite for not falling for his jokes. His age is unknown but he's likely in his late teens or early twenties. He might be in a relationship with Rachel, but there's little proof. Nuke also enjoys telling jokes and performing for live audiences. Seven years after the events of the games, Alkaid mentions that "Mr. Usagimaru" is one of her favorite comedians.




Nuke concept art.

Kite meets Nuke for the first time after going to see one of his battle commentary shows. The jokes are so horrible that by the end of the show, Kite is the only audience member left. As a reward for sticking it out, Nuke gives Kite his Member Address. Later, Nuke begins to doubt his talent as a comedian, and invites Kite to help him find his muse again. Together they travel to the bottom of a powerful dungeon. While fighting a strong monster, Nuke has an epiphany; up until that point his commentary show had always involved him losing to a monster that was too weak for him. He figures that audience members would respond better to him fighting a monster that was actually dangerous. Thanking Kite (who really had little to do with it) Nuke zooms off, ready to write his next show.

Though he wasn't very involved with the main storyline. Nuke was present during the final fight against Corbenik and was a victim of the Drain Heart attack.

.hack//Another Birth

Nuke makes a small cameo when Helba calls together all players who have some sort of involvement with Kite, whether it was helping him against Morganna or just giving him their Member Address.


  • Nuke first joins Kite at level 30 with a level 9 weapon called Eternal Victor.
  • Nuke, or somebody who looks like him has a small cameo in the Legend of the Twilight manga. He appears with a Rachel lookalike, and briefly talks with Shugo and Zefie.
  • After his adventures as a .hacker Nuke and Rachel formed a comedy duo named "New Creatures". Though they had little success at first, seven years later in 2017 a new manager was able to turn them into famous celebrities.

Nuke's Mission Areas

  • Mutation
    • Λ Lightless Distant Dead Lands: Area where Nuke joins Kite
  • Outbreak
    • Σ Attracting Fate Ebb & Flow: A nasty monster dwells here and Nuke wants Kite to face it with him.
Kite's party members.
Balmung BlackRose Elk Gardenia Helba
Marlo Mia Mistral Moonstone Natsume
Nuke Usagimaru Orca Piros Rachel Sanjuro
Sora Subaru Tsukasa Terajima Ryoko Wiseman
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