2B (full designation YoRHa No. 2 Type B (Battle)) is a recurring guest character in the Final Fantasy series and a representative of the 2017 Square Enix hybrid RPG NieR:Automata. She is frequently paired with fellow YoRHa unit and partner 9S when issued to other properties.
One of a top-secret series of android soldiers from a dystopian Earth approximately 10,000 years into humanity's future, 2B's main directive involves defending the planet's remnant population against an onslaught of malevolent robots in what is ultimately a proxy battle between humans and malicious aliens from a distant planet for control of Earth itself.
2B's appearance is based on her appearance in NieR:Automata. Her eyes are concealed with a combat visor in battle, and she dons a black hairband on her short, white hair. She wears a black dress with a slit on the chest, feathered fringes on the sleeves and stylized fringes on its skirt. She wears white wrist bands alongside her black gloves. She wears thigh-high boots along with black stockings. She is accompanied by her support pod, Pod 042.
2B's personality is taciturn and stoic as befitting that of a leader who commands her fellow androids. Quick and to the point, 2B issues her orders and proclaims her goals without hesitation. Her calm and collected demeanor allows her to hide traces of her emotions.
Appearances in Final Fantasy
Behind the scenes
2B's designation is likely a play on the oft-quoted soliloquy from William Shakespeare's Hamlet: "To be, or not to be? That is the question...", as NieR: Automata deals in part with questions of human existence.
- 2B at the NieR Wiki