The characters in Elfen Lied manga and anime series were created by Lynn Okamoto, with character design assistance from Seiji Kishimoto for the anime adaptation. Elfen Lied takes place in Kamakura, Japan where a mutant human sub-species with violent telekinetic powers has been discovered. Known as Diclonius, any person showing signs of the mutation have either been contained in the Diclonius research facility or exterminated.
The story revolves around a Diclonius named Lucy, who escapes from the research facility by killing several humans, but sustains a head injury which switches her to an infantile split personality that is clueless of the world around her and is reduced to only saying, 'Nyu'. Alongside Lucy, the story revolves around an older teenager named Kohta, who has returned to Kamakura for school, ten years after the death of his father and . After meeting with his cousin, Yuka, whom he hadn't seen for a very long time, they begin to live with each other in a closed down restaurant, which has been given to Kohta by Yuka's parents. After walking down a beach together, in where the two cousins used to play with each other as small children, they meet a wounded and naked Nyu, who they at first take in as a lost teenager. But, after strange occurrences with people searching for the escaped Lucy in the Kamakura area, Kohta and Yuka allow Nyu to stay in their house, seeing as she had no other place to go. Eventually, they meet the runaway girl Mayu and her dog Wanta, another Diclonius named Nana, and the incontinent singer Nozomi, who they also let stay in their house.
is a diclonius girl, around 18 years old and the central protagonist of the series. Lucy has four vectors with a limited range of about two meters. However, she can be swift and lethal within that range, and will use any nearby objects as high velocity projectile to kill at greater distances. She is also capable of stopping or deflecting most standard ammunition when she concentrates on the task.
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