Type Special Unit Machine
Location Amusement Park
Other Names Simone (EN)
Beauvoir (JP)
Voice Actor Kaori Kawabuchi (JP)
Erin Fitzgerald (EN)
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Beauvoir (aka Simone) is a Boss in NieR: Automata. She is a Machine Lifeform Opera Singer obsessed with Jean-Paul. She is a required boss encounter in the game to progress in the main storyline. Bosses are special larger Enemies that can be encountered throughout the game in different Locations. A Boss encounter will usually signify progress, or a chapter ending when following the main storyline. Some of these bosses may first be encountered As NPCs to introduce some Lore and backstory before they are inevitably faced in a Combat encounter as a Boss. Boss encountered are identified by their introductory title that will be displayed just before combat begins. Their HP bar and Level will also be displayed above the character throughout the combat encounter. Some bosses in the game may be optional and avoided. All information on optional or required bosses stats, Locations, encounters and strategies can be found on their designated Bosses


A Goliath-class machine lifeform modeled after an opera singer, this unit attacked foes using the repurposed bodies of living androids. Obsessed with a certain other machine lifeform, she put great thought into her appearance - even going so far as to cannibalize her own kind. Alas, such garish decorations only ended up being a spectacular display of poor taste. Her search for beauty eventually led to her demise when she attacked 2B and 9S.


NieR Automata Beauvoir Location


NieR Automata Beauvoir Information

Her health increases after her first encounter in Route A. She is usually encountered after Goliath Tank Combat sequence during the MIA quest. Go past the Clown Machine up the stairs to meet a boss, the Goliath Tank (Amusement Park). Defeat it and obtain a Machine Core. Go up the nearby stairs and jump on the Roller Coaster to take a ride - some enemies will attack you so be on your guard! You will eventually jump down the ride and face Beauvoir. This will fulfill the objective: Destroy the new Goliath class machine. 


NieR Automata Beauvoir Drops 


Beauvoir Strategies NieR Automata

Beauvoir Strategy 1 (Melee) NieR Automata

When the fight starts she'll launch an area of effect orb barrage that you can dodge or let bounce over you. Get up close and then land some attacks on her. She'll launch a homing missile barrage that you will have to run from. Afterwards, she'll launch a beam attack from the side of her base and will rotate. You'll have to keep pace or hop over the beams and leap attack her. 

When she starts rotating around the arena, spewing fire you'll want to stay active and airborne to avoid the damage. Eventually she will stop and will let off a series of concentric lasers that increase and then decrease in size. This is a bit of a timing game and you'll want to avoid their spacing stepping forward gradually until you can attack her again. Eventually she'll turn around and go back to the stage. She'll then initiate a burst that triggers a hacking minigame. In the hack, you'll want to shoot out the black boxes and then destroy the black orb. 

Afterwards she'll begin to call down corpses on crosses that will shoot ringed energy at you. You'll have to destroy them all. Mind the energy waves she calls out to avoid more hacking games. Hop over them as they approach. Otherwise the hacking games will get increasingly more treacherous, with the bouncing black orb tossing its own ammo at you. After you destroy the crosses, she'll make her way back into the arena. You can unleash a barrage until she begins to flail around. Eventually an apparatus will emerge from her undercarriage that will lunge at you. Keep your distance and press your attacks. Eventually she will be defeated and a cutscene will play.


Beauvoir Strategy 2 (Magic) NieR Automata

A detailed Strategy goes here. It should feature details on the build, level and recommended weapons and items as well as counters for specific attacks.


Beauvoir Attacks NieR Automata

First Phase
Sweeping Blades  She raises her skirt a little bit and many little blades start circling her. She moves around while she does this and the more damaged she is, the faster she is.
Bouncing Orb She also raises her skirt and many energy orbs come our from underneath her and bounce a couple times. This happens 4 or 5 times and you can stay still in between the places where they bounce but to be safe before she raises her skirt, make sure to back away.
Homing Bullets She shoots bullets from her mouth/face and home in on you. Since they come from above, you can easily tell where they're coming from and dodge them.
Homing Missiles Similar to the previous attack, but this time they come out from her back and are faster than the bullets. Simply press the dodge button over and over.
Sweeping Lasers Once again, the skirt goes up and several red lines appear on the floor, all coming from underneath her. After a couple seconds, she'll shoot lasers where the lines were and keep spinning. You can simply stay in-between the lasers and the further away you are from her the easier it is.
Bouncing Laser Seven circular lasers come out from her and go up and then down onto the floor. Each passing Laser grows in size so make sure to back away as much as you can. If you don't have enough space / time, try jumping in between the lasers and use that dodge button.

Beauvoir Notes & Trivia NieR Automata

  • Named after the French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. 
  • Her original machine name, Simone, is also the name of an opera singer (Simone Osbourne).
  • The machine that initially made her obsessed with becoming beautiful and graceful was, incidentally, Jean-Paul, the same machine who has a female following encountered throughout the game. Jean-Paul is himself a reference to Jean-Paul Sartre; in real life, de Beauvoir and Sartre had a long-time romantic relationship, though they never married.


Beauvoir Gallery NieR Automata

Beauvoir Beautiful Scream Front Beauvoir Dead Android Scream Front NieR Automata 2016 ART Beauvoir Front


NieR: Automata All Bosses
A2 Android  ♦  Adam & Eve  ♦  Adam (Boss)  ♦  Adam Eve  ♦  Amusement Park Golden  ♦  Auguste  ♦  Boku-Shi  ♦  Emil (Boss)  ♦  EMP  ♦  Engels  ♦  Eve (Boss)  ♦  Goliath Flyer  ♦  Goliath Tank  ♦  Goliath Tank (Amusement Park)  ♦  Goliath Tank (Desert)  ♦  Grun  ♦  Hegel  ♦  Ko-Shi  ♦  Ko-Shi & Ro-Shi  ♦  Ko-Shi Ro-Shi  ♦  Marx  ♦  Operator 21O Boss Fight  ♦  Red Girl  ♦  Ro-Shi  ♦  So-Shi  ♦  strongEve (Boss)strong


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    • Anonymous

      Can we all appreciate the fact that almost all bosses in Nier Automata are named after some of the most destructive philosophers to humanity and that it just fits the themes of the game so well.

      • Anonymous

        I made an entire video on the lore behind this boss

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