This Character, Hiroto Myoukouin, is property of PyroHunter16.
|Unusual Features||Dark red eyes, silver hair|
|Place of Residence||Odaiba, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan|
|Occupation||Nexus Cafe Barista/Cashier|
|Family||Mother - Alive|
Father - Alive
Katsuo Myoukouin - Cousin
|VRMMORPGs Played||Armored Nexus Online|
|Affiliation||Astray Detective Agency|
|Unique Weapon||MC-016A Mikoto Astray|
MC-016P Mikoto Prototype
|Voice Actor||Chiaki Kobayashi|
|First Appearance||Armored Nexus Online: Singularity|
|“||Let's count up your sins.||„|
|~ Hiroto's usual catchphrase|
Hiroto Myoukouin is an Armored Nexus Online Player who acts on his own as the sole member and proprietor of the Astray Detective Agency.
Hiroto's work outfit consists of a white dress-shirt with a red necktie, a black waistcoat, slim-fitting black pants, and red high-top sneakers. He wears a thin red hoodie, a black and red flannel jacket over that, black skinny jeans, and red high-tops as his casual outfit.
Hiroto’s avatar shares the same build he has in reality: slim and toned. His avatar wears a dark grey shirt under a black dress shirt; a black and red pinstripe necktie; a dark red waistcoat with six angular straps running from the neck down; black combat pants; dark grey shin-high combat boots with silver buckles; and his signature dark red jinbaori coat with three tattered coattails, a flared high collar that Hiroto buckles together to cover his mouth, and a black flame pattern running down from the back of the coat to the edges of the coattails. He's also been known to wear a full helmet similar to Vidar from Iron-Blooded Orphans, albeit with a single angular slit instead of four and two dark red stripes running vertically down the mask's surface. This mask is replaced by his Armor Model's helmet when he summons and equips it. Initially, he wore a simple red long-sleeved t-shirt, black fingerless gloves, a black and red two-tailed coat, dark grey combat pants, and black combat boots. Every now and then, Hiroto switches back to this original outfit as a means of disguising himself, since his usual attire is synonymous with his "Astray Detective" identity.
Like his cousin, Hiroto is an introvert who ignores any rumors or gossip concerning him. While also blunt and straightforward, he's nowhere near as perverted and flirtatious as his cousin Katsuo. They both share a love of music and anime, strong sense of justice and honor, dry and dark sense of humor, and generally relaxed nature. When he was young, he spent a lot of time with a specific group of friends, but the loss of contact with them drove him further into his isolation, to the point where he generally avoids contact with everyone except for a few people. Though not one to normally lose his cool when insulted, Hiroto will intervene if someone else talks bad about another person, even if he doesn’t know any of them. His retaliations can range from a minor insult or full-blown assault, depending on the situation. As a result of his isolated personality, many describe Hiroto as a no-nonsense, "hard-boiled" detective who can make the toughest decision in a desperate situation. With his sense of justice and hard-boiled attitude, Hiroto has proven himself, time and time again, to be a trustworthy and reliable detective. His highly analytical and deductive mind often focuses on the more minute details, often disregarding the more obvious stuff and hyper-focusing on seemingly-unimportant information. Despite all of this, Hiroto holds a great deal of empathy, sympathizing with clients and considering other people as people from the case's reference point rather than just another source of information or clues in the investigation.
What few people know about Hiroto is that he bottles up his anger and frustrations rather than telling anyone about them. His day-to-day interactions end up being more stressful than he would like to admit, so he bottles up the annoyances and contempt he experiences during these interactions to later unleash in-game. He admits this isn't the healthiest way to deal with such feelings, but claims that he'd prefer to avoid burdening people with his petty problems. Much of this mentality comes from his years of introversion, where Hiroto found it difficult to open because he feared that a newfound friend would leave after hearing about him complain about his day. This side of Hiroto translates into his in-game reputation as the "Ashura," a relentless demon driven by anger to kill anything and anyone in his path.
He is a bit of a perfectionist, as he spends several days building model kits, taking all the time he possibly can to perfect the model's appearance and functions to his absolute best abilities. Hiroto holds a great disdain for using nanites and nanotechnology, viewing them as a crutch to achieve great things. He hates players would exploit the use of nanotech as a simplistic justification for their absurdly powerful technology, and fears such exploitations. Thus, when he created his Armor Model, Hiroto added an anti-nanotech property to his suit's energy source in the event he encounters anyone abusing nanotech. Though he cannot use regular healing items and support units, Hiroto views this as a reason to find creative and interesting solutions for problematic situations, offering a challenge to him that he would like to overcome instead taking the easy way out.
Hiroto was born and raised to his loving parents. Even from a young age, he always had trouble making friends, which worried his parents. He spent a lot of time with his cousin Katsuo, whom he took a lot of influence from. As Hiroto grew up, he began to open up ever so slightly, forming a small group of people he could call his friends. However, his friends started moving away or stopped talking to him for various reasons, leading Hiroto to close himself off again. He found solace in building model kits and video games, inviting one of his few remaining childhood friends to join in his hobbies. To support his hobby, Hiroto took up a job at a popular nearby cafe, working hard to make the perfect cup of coffee for his customers. Just as he was getting really into VRMMOs and model kits, the reveal of Armored Nexus Online piqued his interest. He followed the game’s pre-release content obsessively, awaiting the day when he could show off his Armor Model and play the game. When ANO launched, Hiroto was among the first few thousand players to immediately log in, having spent months perfecting his Armor Model and the lore he’d put behind it. Following this, Hiroto decided he'd take up a job at one of ANO's Nexus Cafes, seeing no detriments there. He'd have constant access to the game, and he'd be able to print out his equipment to build during his work breaks while happily serving fellow players and model kit enthusiasts.
Armored Nexus Online
- Corps Affiliations - N/A
- Ace Ranking: A
- Occupation - Private Detective, Mercenary
- Armor Models:
Hiroto is a master builder and a skilled warrior. Influenced by Gundams, Kamen Rider, and Ultraman, Hiroto created his unique MC-016A "Mikoto Astray" Armor Model. This armor emphasizes modularity, using its unique Mikoto System to equip separate Core Modules for different situations and purposes. Even without additional weapons and equipment, the Mikoto Astray is a formidable armor, bearing incredible STATUS rankings due to the sheer volume of Lore Hiroto invested into it. Without any equipment, Hiroto fights with a calm, relaxed style that uses whatever's around him to deal as much as possible. He stalks his opponent, casually blocking and dodging attacks before quickly unleashing a fast, brutal counterattack. Normally, Hiroto wields a single "Astray Blade" katana, featuring an Iaido-like style which emphasizes speed and power above all else. When using alternate Mikoto Cores, he'll change his style to better suit whatever equipment he's using. In an all-out battle, Hiroto demonstrates an unrestrained, wild fighting style, striking his enemies' weak points and mercilessly executing them as quickly as possible before moving to the next target and repeating until the battlefield is empty. The few that know of this side of him call him "Ashura," after a mythological being who seeks power and fights without any restraint. Those who know of the Ashura fear, criticize, and respect him for his skills, making it known that Hiroto is a demon on the battlefield who might lash out and propagating the rumor that he's an unstable sociopath who may hurt anyone at any given time.
Hiroto disapproves of nanite and other nanotechnologies, incorporating this into his Armor Model lore by giving his suit's unique energy anti-nanotech properties. Should an enemy's nanotech-based equipment take damage from the Mikoto Astray's energy attacks, the affected areas have a chance of malfunctioning or outright exploding, as there is a small chance the energy negatively reacts with the nanites and creates a very violent, volatile explosion. Because of this, he cannot use regular healing items which use medical nanotechnology to repair damage. Instead, he has a very weak healing factor, and regularly synthesizes a syringe-based healing item made from concentrated energy; this energy is the same energy that powers the Mikoto Core Armor Model series, but condensed into a single-use healing syringe that Hiroto can inject into the injured area to kickstart and temporarily boost his healing factor.
As previously mentioned, Hiroto is praised for his impressive skills as a detective. His perception is keen, many praise his leadership skills, his physical stamina and multitasking are above average, and his ability to quickly analyze data and piece things together makes Hiroto a truly incredible detective. Many do criticize him for his lack of communication and lone wolf approach to everything, but they don't argue with the results he gets.
- Hiroto is inspired by and named after Hiroto Kuga, the protagonist of Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE.
- He has a smoking habit in-game, using a fictional brand of cigarette that acts more like incense than actual cigarettes; they aren't harmful, addictive, and give off a pleasant aroma. He tries not to smoke around others out of common courtesy, and keeps a toothpick or lollipop in his mouth as his real-life substitute.
- His username is based on the naming scheme of the Brilliant Detectives of ID: Invaded, mixing the "ido" found in each Detective's name with the "Mikoto" he used in his Armor Models.
- His catchphrase is from Kamen Rider W. Hiroto even does the accompanying wrist flick and finger point when saying it.
- Hiroto is a big fan of jazz and MIYAVI, often playing the Samurai Sessions albums in his office during his downtime. A selection of the tunes he listens to in his office is listed under "Office Vibes" in his music themes section.