YoRHa No.9 Type S (9S)

Race Android
Sex Male
Voice Actor JPN: Natsuki Hanae
ENG: Kyle McCarley

YoRHa No.9 Type S (9S) is a Playable Character in NieR: Automata.


YoRHa No.9 Type S (9S) Information

"We...we're sold..iers...We take pride in...our service..."

General Information

  • One of the 3 playable characters. After beating the game a first time with 2B, you can opt to start a new playthrough with 9S.
  • An android created by humans on the moon
  • Sent to Earth to purge the planet of Automata
  • Member of YoRHa - the automated infantry squad
  • Has no Heavy Attack; It was replaced by the more versatile Hacking ability. 
  • Specializes in investigative purposes.
  • Programmed with an emotional but kind personality
  • Is the only character that is able to unlock Locks. This include locked doors and chests. 
  • Like all three playable characters, he has blue eyes behind his visor. 


Lore / Trivia

  • (Spoliers) Intel - Unit Data:
    This unit's official title is Model S, Number 9. While this YoRHa member possessed offensive abilities, he specialized skilled at information gathering and hacking. While 9S normally had a kind personality, he began to exhibit hatred for A2 when she killed 2B-for whom he possessed an unusually deep affection. In a cruel twist, he also met end at the hands of A2.
  • Unlike A2 and 2B, 9S is limited in close combat due to his Hacking ability. Though ironically, 9S might easily outdamage 2B and 9S due to his targets being subjugated or detonated after a succesful hack.
  • 9S does not hold his weapons but chooses to move them by levitation. This can result wide but slow attacks and occasional misses on smaller enemies.
  • 9S is not the only YoRHa Scanner model seen in game, although they seem to be in the minority of YoRHa androids. 4S in the side quest: Reconnaissance Squad, and two nameless Scanner models are encountered (One in the Bunker maintenance shop, and the other in the side quest: Retrieve the Confidential Info). An 11S was also mentioned, during an audio transmission to 9S.
  • 9S's hacking ability persists after remote controlling a foe. Most enemies tend to be passive unless engaged by the player. Players can take advantage of this ability to decimate groups of enemies by hacking alone. 




    • 07 May 2017 16:40  

      Hacking without alerting enemies, red eyes, will open up 3 options: detonate, subjugate, remote control. Using remote control will disguise the player allowing to chain hack groups of enemies.

      • 03 May 2017 03:51  

        seriously, playing 9S is nothing but a pain in the arse. his close combat skills are so lame and weak that it's rediculously dumb to even try to kill something with normal weapons. on the other hand, his hacking damage is so insane that you don't even want to use normal weapons. but honestly this is absolutely gamebreaking and lame. all this switching back and forth from normal game to this dumb hacking minigame gave me brain cancer, and the worst part is that you're forced to just hack and cheese through more than half of the game with this guy.. in the end i just equipped him for maximum mobility and avoided as many fights as possible so i just checked the map and stocked up on ressources with auto loot and loot scanner chips in hopes i'd get to play other characters more soon. sadly this didn't happen. A2's and 2B's playtime was way too short. but hey at least the plot was good..

        • 02 May 2017 07:02  

          Am I to assume that all Type S models are support models? If so, then what would be Type A and Type B labeled as? (Via. A2 and 2B). All I know is A2 is a wanted unit that severed her link to the bunker. This would make sense if it was like a form of rank.

          If anyone has any info related to this, feel free to let me know. Thank you!

          • 23 Apr 2017 10:59  

            The "doesn't have heavy attacks" bit is incorrect. He can perform them but it requires you to delay the second hit. You can also perform them by pressing R2 without any directional input and then attacking. It'd be more correct to say, "9S has no dedicated heavy attack button."

            • 19 Apr 2017 19:46  

              By doing attacks after dash(Not run) or stopping a bit after normal combo and then contiuing it, 9S can do heavy combo. You can confirm it by looking at the number of attacks.

              • 22 Mar 2017 00:35  

                •"9S is the not only YoRHa Scanner model seen in game" Jesus who wrote this failure of a sentence. "It should be 9S is not the only YoRHa Scanner seen in game".

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