Courageous Brother

courageous brother


Peculiar Machines







Courageous Brother is a Peculiar Machine enemy in NieR: Automata


Courageous Brother Information

"A small golden stubby that is accompanied by followers of the same color. They shout "Glory to machine lifeforms!" as they attack."

 Has incredibly high health, and is accompanied by two Gold Goliath Bipeds (in the City Ruins), One Gold Biped (in the Flooded City), or a tank (in front of the Desert Housing)

Courageous Brother Locations

  • Located near City Ruins: Centre waypoint sometime after completion of The Forest Kingdom quest (Ch. 07-01 confirmed)
  • Located on the bridge in Flooded City (hateful sister) (Ch. 07-01 confirmed)
  • Located on the way to Desert Housing when coming from the desert (vengeful child) (Ch. 07-01 confirmed)


Courageous Brother Drops




  • Focus on taking down two accompanying goliath bipeds first, as they have lower health and pose more of a threat
  • Has same moveset as a small stubby, proves to be more of an annoyance and a test of will than a tough fight. If you are 9S hack him repeatedly as it will prove much more effective than melee combat, also hacking him is quite easy since he is just a small stubby type.



  • Required to defeat courageous brother if one wants to upgrade all 3 pods past level 1, as it is the third and final source of the needed Powerup Part S



Animal Machine  ♦  Blood-drenched Machine  ♦  Gold Goliath Biped  ♦  Goliath Biped  ♦  Goliath Biped: Enhanced Legpower  ♦  Gravekeeper  ♦  Gunman Biped  ♦  Gunman Flyer  ♦  Gunman Stubby  ♦  Hateful Sister  ♦  Immanuel  ♦  Juliet  ♦  Linked-sphere Type  ♦  Masamune  ♦  Medium Biped  ♦  Medium Exploder  ♦  Medium Flyer  ♦  Medium Quadruped  ♦  Monster Type  ♦  Multi-leg Medium Model  ♦  Multi-tier Type  ♦  Rampaging Medium Biped  ♦  Rampaging Small Biped  ♦  Rampaging Small Stubby  ♦  Reverse-jointed Goliath  ♦  Romeo  ♦  Small Biped  ♦  Small Exploder  ♦  Small Flyer  ♦  Small Stubby


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    • Anonymous

      Courageous Brother will spawn after you defeat 1000 enemies, regardless at which point of the story you are.

      Source: Nier Automata World Guide 2, the official stategy guide by Square Enix.

      • Got this on 2B playthrough (level 26). Just focus on the small one and not eh big one. Once you have almost killed the small one, the 2 big ones will disappear. Once you have killed the small one, the part will drop, and don't forget to pick it up.

        • I found Courageous Brother in Flooded City when i had Alien Report task(6-1), this is a bug in the game? If not, tell me when they appear exactly,
          the rest I have not looked for yet.

          • Anonymous

            Donno what the fuss is about here, the quest seems pretty straight forward as 9S. I did nothing in particular to make them appear, just went from one location straight to the next.

            Main quest progress: The Forest Kingdom
            First: City ruins
            Second: Flooded City
            Third: Desert Ruins

            Also, the siblings are so easy to hack as 9S, it's a joke.

            • Anonymous

              Encountered him and his companions after wandering on map in city ruins, before that i had collected stamps in amusement park. Before amusement park i was in forest but I withdrew before castle (after fighting with Goliath Biped)

              • Anonymous

                Spawned for me immediately after fighting Adam for the first time and leaving toward the Desert Housing. It was accompanied by the Golden Tank, and I managed to take him down, but was defeated by the tank shortly after. I was level 16 as 2B.

                • Anonymous

                  I found him in the City Ruins WAAAAY before doing anything post-crater in the city, so no Forest Kingdom. I was Lv20 as 2B. Took me an hour to kill it and the two Golden Goliath Bipeds, partly because 9S had been on Passive.

                  • Anonymous

                    I just fought this little jerk and a golden goliath when arrived at flooded city in the missiles quest, was the third time i came here, but first time i see them. I don't know if has a story trigger or it's just random. What an annoying fight, ffs.

                    • Anonymous

                      So I killed all gold machines, completed all quest, but I'm still missing one piece. Is there any chance to respawn gold machine?

                      • Anonymous

                        Met all three on first playthrough when i took quest: "wandering couple"
                        recommend using taunt up + attack up + damage absorb to fight this

                        • Anonymous

                          I believe there is a misunderstanding regarding this sidequest. There are three machine types: the Courageous Brother, the Hateful Sister, and the Vengeful Child. There are only one of each, and each one appears after the preceeding one is killed: killing Courageous Brother spawns Hateful Sister and killing Hateful Sister spawns Vengeful Child. All three of them can spawn in the locations listed on this page. It doesn't appear to matter which location you visit first to begin the quest, as I've initiated it both in the City Ruins and Flooded City.

                          It is a non-logged quest and does not count towards completion, like the Wise Machines quest.

                          • Anonymous

                            Forest Kingdom doesn't need to be completed- found the City Ruins one at the start of that quest. That said, maybe it just needs activated- didn't see them beforehand.

                            • Anonymous

                              I encountered Courageous Brother accompanied by the golden tank in the desert; wouldn't die/explode even after I depleted his health bar and he was knocked to the ground on the brink of explosion

                              • Anonymous

                                I confronted said brothers in the 1st play. The first one was when I tried to complete the quest "Wandering Couple" at flooded area. He was accompanied by a Golden Goliath Biped. The 2nd one was at desert just before the entrance of Desert Complexes, accompanied by Golden tank.

                                But my brother confronted only one brother with 2 Golden Bipeds in Ruined City. Do they randomly make appearance?

                                • Anonymous

                                  I encountered Courageous Brother along with a Golden Goliath tank in 2nd playthrough as i was leaving the Desert area and heading towards Desert Apartment Complexes.

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