|Other Names||The One Who's Nothing (self-styled)|
|First Appearance||Magic is Heresy|
|Last Appearance||With the You I Can't See.|
Red (Original programming)
- "If we could meet again, surely we'll be happy."
Hatsune Miku is a Vocaloid living in Japan in the present day era along with her fellow Vocaloids Rin and Len. Working as a teen idol, Miku captures the hearts of many, including Len, and has a secret past in the Russian era with her previous uploader. After falling in love with and losing Ronald McDonald, her entire life is turned upside down.
In the Russia EraEdit
Miku was a Vocaloid originally owned by the assassin Urusei Teppannov, who also worked as a producer in his spare time. During this period she sang multiple sad songs on the radio in order to cheer up the children living in Russia, her songs listened to by the child-soldiers of the government in particular. One of the songs she made with her uploader, whom she was close with, was the song A Man of Few Words..
Sometime during this, Miku learned about the Russian officer Elena's plot to undermine Putin by propagating the story of Irina and other child soldiers' deaths, learning how she had divided the story between Irina, her comrade, and her dog as data files. Later, Miku was separated from Teppannov and switched to a new uploader in Japan. Despite their separation, Miku at some unspecified point learned the full story of how Teppannov reunited with Elena, his childhood friend, and how she committed suicide soon after making plans to escape with him.
- "I'm not Hatsune Miku, how awful! I'll rage out"
- ―Rin about Miku[src]
Now an idol in Japan, Miku became extremely popular as her songs were uploaded onto the internet and she attracted many admirers. Under her new uploader's care, she produced multiple popular songs, such as "Melt", and began singing regularly over the radio as well. She also began attending Junior High and was made to retake the school year twice due to her poor grades. During this, she became the rival of the other Vocaloid Kagamine Rin as her popularity bewitched Rin's crush, Kagamine Len.
- "Being alone is agony"
Later on, Rin began attending Miku's Junior High, to the idol's displeasure, and the two often came at odds. Despite this, Miku continued to revel in her popularity, greeting swarms of photographers even at school. Around this time, Miku became interested in America, learning more about the country's history. She also met Ronald McDonald; although initially trying to brush him off, Miku became interested in him and began to understand his true nature as she learned about America.It was at this point or earlier that Miku learned some of how Kagamine Rin and Len contained Elena's data files of Irina and her dog, respectively. She also fell in love with Ronald, and the two began officially dating as a couple. As a result, Miku took up eating french fries and burgers over her typical diet of tsukemen, and also started changing her style to reflect her new relationship.
One day, Miku witnessed Rin being rejected by Len and approached her as she stood humiliated. She awkwardly tried to cheer her up, first by offering her fries, then by making fun of Len, and then by trying to play a word game with her. Ultimately, Rin rebuked all of her efforts, and Miku presumably left her alone afterward.
During their relationship, Miku learned that Ronald was going to disappear after finishing the "normalization" process. Miku also learned about his past with Rin as the "most pure machine gun" and his efforts to get close to and deceive "the dog" Len. At one point, she sang a song for the radio and, during the recording, began crying even as she continued to sing.One Saturday, Miku went with Ronald to the amusement park in Tokyo Dome City for their very first date. After a wonderful date, during which they had their photo taken together, the two stayed up late into the night since it was the weekend. As the time neared that Ronald would disappear, Miku became despondent despite Ronald's continued cheeriness, and she listened to him proclaim his love for her in an increasingly distorted voice.
By the end, Miku was left alone with just Ronald's clown costume. Morose and depressed, she bought a bulk of McDonald's food and drugs and went to the water's edge in Koishikawa Korakuen Garden. Taking her hair down, Miku consumed the food and drugs to remember her beloved, resolving to quit being an idol. For the rest of the night she hallucinated going out to see Ronald again, only to be alone when the dream ended.
- "From here on out, yes, I'll create it: the world like no one's seen!!"
Miku officially quit being an idol and sang her final recording, "The Last Song," as an ode to Ronald and a promise for herself to live with a strong will. From then on, however, she holed herself up in her house and watched TV. That December Miku was visited by Kagamine Len as Kagamine Rin was scheduled to sing a song on television, and the two watched her perform; as they did, Miku got a nosebleed while watching.Afterwards the depressed Miku, brushing Len off, mused about how happy Rin looked; she began to mutter cryptically about what she had learned of Rin's past and the story she was meant to convey to the world. Nicknaming the key parts of the story as "the one who destroys," "the one who steals," and "the one who reports", Miku bitterly gave herself the nickname "the one who's nothing" as a reflection of her own emptiness.
When Len tried to cheer her up Miku again brushed him off, eventually demanding he leave. Some time after Len left, Miku discovered that a fragment of Ronald existed on a USB drive as a result of an occasion where Rin shot a bullet at him, collecting the USB. Wishing to get to the bottom of everything, Miku decided to leave her house. Soon after, she came across the collapsed Camui in the growing snowfall and took him back to her house. After stripping him of his outfit and laying him under a sheet, she prepared to work at her laptop with the USB containing a fragment of Ronald. While she worked, she reflected on her old relationships and herself. 
Using a laptop, Miku began researching the truth of Rin's condition and learned that she, having been infected with a virus by Teppannov, would soon be destroyed with her true nature exposed. As she researched, Miku looked into Elena's past and looked through the woman's files. She also learned, in addition to her prior knowledge, that Camui Gackpo's prior programming was of Irina's comrade and that he had been "Kagamine Len," only for Rin's wish to have her dog back to cause Len to be the dog instead.As she worked, Miku became encouraged to both give Rin a little more time and to meet with Ronald once again by linking everyone together in Rin's interior, finally breaking herself out of her depression. Planning to show the story to Len, Miku cut her hair and put Elena's story on a USB drive, as well as making a song to tell Teppannov's side of it.
Soon after, Miku contacted Len on Skype and questioned him on Rin's and his whereabouts, learning that Len was at the dorm but that Rin was missing, her clothes left behind on the floor. Miku became frustrated, and mused by message that Rin may have already separated inside herself; she told Len she was going to Suidoubashi, and agreed to meet Len there as well as long as he didn't interfere. Running out of the house, Miku went through the busy streets of the blizzarding Tokyo towards Suidoubashi Station, reflecting on everything that happened so far.
Spotting Len ahead of her in a snowy area, she took aim and fired, shooting the USB drive into his headphones. Spotting Rin up ahead, she saw the Vocaloid pointing a gun at her own temple and smiling. She then fired another USB drive into Rin, also knocking her unconscious. As Len lay knocked out by the USB, Miku sang the story of Urusei Teppannov while it was being shown to Len, using her memories to imagine what he would say.Afterwards, Miku dragged Len and Rin back into her house, placing Rin under a sheet while she "slept"; she then waited for Len to awaken before she could explain everything to him. After rudely interrupting the uploader's new video for Illusion Catastrophe, Miku discussed Rin's situation with Len, before moving on to discuss the story she showed him. Before speaking further, Miku had herself and Len speak in a fast stream.
In the stream, Miku began explaining cryptically to Len what she had learned about Elena and the data files, although admitting during the discussion how little of the information was known for certain. The conversation moved as well onto Len's past as the "dog" data file, Miku explaining how him being in the Kagamine Len model it was partially a result of Rin's wish for her dog. Once she'd stopped discussing Len, Miku moved on to explaining how the story of Irina, her comrade, and the dog was being propagated everywhere, which had been troubling to some like Teppannov's employers.
She finished by explaining how viruses had been attached to the data files, only for some to separate from the viruses later,. and how Rin had had her memories erased poorly by the uploader. She brushed off Len's horrified realization that he was the cause of Rin's disappearance, pointing out that Rin would be destroyed anyway as, with Camui missing, all of their activities were exposed.Moving on, Miku talked with Len a little over Rin's fate and denied the possibility that he could save her; she suggested that the best he could do was give her a final happiness, this being why she shot him with the USB. Noting that Camui also had one, Miku explained that she would insert a USB into her own headphones to link them all together inside Rin, which would also allow her to see Ronald again.
When Len protested, Miku encouraged him to go through with this, first by quoting Rin's insult to him and then by pointing out how headstrong he was as a dog. After Len had strengthened his resolve to reach his own "happy end" by helping Rin, Miku prepared to link them all into Rin's interior, noting they were out of time. The two prepared to part ways, Miku talking with Len about how they'd both changed; bidding him farewell, Miku smiled and shot her own headphones with the USB to enter Rin's data world interior. So collapsed onto the table as she "slept" beside Len.
- "While Hatsune Miku was sleeping, was she still "nothing"?..."
As the Ronald barely responded to her conversation, Miku became increasingly frustrated and insistent. Uncertain about the future as she spoke to her reticent beloved, Miku recalled Len's valiant effort for Rin and resolved to also fight, trying to be encouraging as her words broadcasted over Tashiro's camera.
Ultimately, finding Ronald unable to leave with her, Miku resigned to stay behind with him instead, noting how ironically she and the fragment of Ronald both had the role of "the one who's nothing" in this story of twos. She then moved herself and the fragment out of Rin's interior while nonetheless staying within the data world. On the outside, Miku's body continued "sleeping".
- "I'm empty. I'm "the one who's nothing"."
After becoming an idol in Japan, Miku became haughty over her many adoring fans and acted to become popular as a docile teen personality. Always busy because of her schedule as an idol, she was casually dismissive towards all who approached her and directed them to her office rather than speak with them herself. She also, as a Vocaloid, carried out a duty to sing the feelings of other people and make them happy, performing this role as well when she sang sad songs to entertain the children of Russia. She nonetheless acted self-confident and unruffled by anything that happened to her.In reality, Miku's haughty and carefree exterior hid deep-rooted insecurities about herself and sadness from always losing those she cared about, as well as a feeling of emptiness in her own role. As part of this, Miku was unsatisfied comparing herself to the likes of Rin and Len, who were created by Elena for a specific purpose. As a result of these issues she had a difficult time relating to people, such as being awkward and ineffective in her attempts to comfort Rin. Additionally, she was ecstatic upon forming her new relationship with Ronald because of how kind he was to her, not often finding this kindness from others.
Eventually, after Miku's relationship with Ronald deepened and she then fell into depression at his disappearance, these feelings of insecurity came to a head and left her bitter and lonely. Nonetheless, as she deepened her understanding of the events happening around her, Miku threw off her depression and grew tougher in personality, accepting her circumstances and resolving to be selfish, while at the same time not hesitating as those like Len had hesitated to help Rin and Ronald. As a result, Miku became gruffer and more focused as well as being more considerate of others, carrying her strong will into the data world.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
- "I'm ten thousand, it's kind of really profitable!"
Being a Vocaloid diva, Miku was a capable singer and able to become extremely popular in Japan as an idol, as well as even being popular in Russia prior to her transfer to a new uploader. As part of this, she knew how to play the role of an idol and appeal to her fans with the right facade. This extended to her fashion sense as she was able to built up a glamorous appearance and allure that bewitched many people, including Ronald McDonald and Len.
Miku was also a highly intelligent individual and skilled in conducting research, while also containing a large amount of information due to her original programming as Teppannov's Vocaloid. As part of this, she was able to discover the truth of Rin and Len's past lives, as well as Ronald and America's true nature, by listening in at the right moments or conscripting the cameraman Tashiro's aid. As a Vocaloid she also had a degree of skill in electronics, whether software or hardware.
Despite this, Miku was unable to excel in her studies as a result of her stardom and, due to this, had to repeat her school year twice and stay in Junior High despite her high school "age". Her success also did not extend to the stock market, not making nearly as much as Rin. She additionally, while able to enter inside the data world and link everyone else into it, had no actual influence in the artificial world compared to Kagamine Rin.
- "Your hairstyle's cute too."
- ―Len regarding Miku's cut hair[src]
Miku was a tall Vocaloid and somewhat buxom, fitting her high-school appearance and desirable nature. She had clear pale skin and teal eyes, as well as teal hair; she typically wore her hair in two long twin tails, before letting it down and then, eventually, cutting it short to just past her ears. As typical for a Vocaloid, Miku had a black headset attached to her head with pale red lights, into which a USB drive or disk could be inserted to change or update her programming.
During and off school hours Miku wore her school uniform of a white dress shirt, black blazer, teal tie, black stockings, black high-heeled boots, a silver loop chain belt, later replaced with a yellow "M" chain belt, and a green plaid pleated skirt. In colder temperatures she wore a big white coat over her uniform with a McDonald's badge on the left of the chest. At some point she also switched the plaid skirt for a plainer teal one.
For her date with Ronald and for a small time afterwards, Miku wore a costume similar in style to her traditional Vocaloid design. It was a white sleeveless shirt lined in yellow with a red tie and a McDonald's "M" sewn near the top, along with a pink shirt, candy-cane striped tights, black high-heels, and bangle bracelets.
- "As I'm "the one who's nothing," this is my role. And yours too, just the same."
Miku's beloved. Sometime after meeting Ronald, Miku became infatuated with the clown and they started officially dating. Over the course of their courtship, Miku fell deeply in love with Ronald and subsequently adopted a love for America and McDonalds. Initially falling in love with Ronald as a result of his kind exterior and attention which gave her the validation she sought, Miku's relationship with the clown deepened as she realized that the two of them were similar in their empty lives.As part of this she began to understand that, as she was used to sing the feelings of others, he was in similar straits as a tool of his government. Due to this, she was willing to look past his antagonisms of Rin and Len and loved him anyway, deciding that they would no longer worry about their past histories together and simply get beyond his being used. She also, although perplexed by his tendency to laugh when things weren't funny, came to rely on his brevity.
As a consequence of her love, Miku was devastated by Ronald's disappearance and fell into a serious bout of depression and self-loathing. She nonetheless never gave up hope of finding Ronald and searched for a way to meet with him again, becoming attached to the USB drive containing just a fragment of him as a result of this. She similarly struggled to respark the earlier relationship she had with Ronald with the fragment and became upset, and finally resigned, when she realized it was to an extent futile.
- "I'm a good for nothing like Rin"
A fellow Vocaloid of Miku's, with whom she shared a caustic relationship. Being far more successful and popular than the Russia-otaku, Miku was at first dismissive of Rin and often teased her in Junior High, finding it laughable that they were in the same school together. As part of this, she considered the girl good for nothing and continually called her a pig and insulted her when given the chance.
Despite this, on seeing Len reject and humiliate Rin she nonetheless tried to comfort the other girl, although not knowing what to say to make her feel better. Over time, as well, Miku began to understand Rin's true nature and her past in Russia, growing to believe she was a much stronger person than her in her self-deprecation. Later understanding that Rin would destroy herself soon, Miku worked to delay this and give the girl a better ending with Len, although ultimately more preoccupied with Ronald in the data world.
- ""I'll run without thinking." That's the dog in you, isn't it? Stop thinking like a human."
- ―Miku to Len[src]
A fellow Vocaloid of Miku's. Despite Len's crush on her, Miku didn't pay Len any attention romantically and thought that he was an idiot. Following her sink into depression after Ronald's death she continued this opinion of Len and thought that he was foolish for trying cheap tactics to cheer her up, believing that he wasn't strong enough or smart enough to understand her worries. As she began to learn more about his and Rin's situation than the boy himself knew, she likewise was disgusted with his hesitation and idiocy.
Despite this, Miku was nonetheless impressed by Len's tenacity when he was acting within his dog programming, as well as his resolve to fight even if the outcome wasn't always clear for him. As a result, she was quick to remind him of this reckless nature when he hesitated and, later, she herself decided to follow his example and never give up, no matter what happened. Ultimately, Miku thought well of Len in their last meeting and, while holding his hand through a majority of her explanation, parted with him on amicable terms as the two left to find their respective loves.
- "After 100 years or so the uploader's still gonna be base, eh?! lol"
Miku's uploader after she moved to Japan. Miku had a poor opinion of her current uploader despite her popularity as an idol, believing that he was "base" and that the tunes he made her produce were bad and irrelevant to the rest of the story. She also mocked him for his incompetence in reprogramming and lack of information in general, the man not knowing the feelings of her previous owner Teppannov.
- "The voice of your heart I'll obediently sing"
Miku's previous uploader when she lived in Russia. Miku served Teppannov well as part of her original programming and the two shared a close relationship, the former shining while under the latter's employ, conveying the feelings that the man couldn't express himself, and singing his songs. Despite the terrible things he'd done in Putin's employ Miku didn't judge her old owner for them and understood that his actions were a result of his circumstances, though admitting the political intrigue was unfortunate. She also perceived him as gentle, particularly in his song making.
After being separated from Teppanov, Miku continued to have lingering feelings for him as her former caretaker, eventually counting him among the loved ones she'd lost over her years as a Vocaloid. Taking courage from how she used to live in his employ, Miku also hoped for Teppanov to see her through to the end and was certain he was watching her meeting with Ronald through Tashiro's recording. In part, her ending with Ronald was thus also to serve as a farewell message to her old owner.
- "I expect he'd be able to peek anywhere"
- ―Miku on Tashiro's skills[src]
A man whom Miku makes use of for her research and as a means to convey her own message. Miku was impressed with Tashiro's intellect and wealth of information, expecting that due to his skills as a voyeur he'd be able to learn anything and record anything despite the physical or social obstacles involved. Due to this, she made use of his voyeurism to learn more info and had him record her inside the data world for Teppannov's sake. Despite this, the two never showed any meaningful interactions.
- In January 2010, Miku won second place in a "Favorite Putin-P Series character" poll held on Putin-P's blog.
- Miku is the only Vocaloid character to make a physical change alongside her costume change.
- Miku demonstrates a lot of knowledge that she shouldn't have, such as being able to quote Rin from The Eyes That Don't Vanish.; it's implied in To You, To Me. that the voyeuristic Tashiro is one of her sources of information.