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Zero Two is the main heroine of Trigger and CloverWorks' anime original series Darling in the Franxx.



Background & History[]

Character profile[]

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Contest profile[]

During the anime's original airtime, Zero Two gained a large online following because of her distinct design, strong personality, and dedication to Hiro. Even after the anime's rating dipped in the later episodes, the klaxosaur remains one of the show's highlights.


in r/anime[]

Zero Two was the darling (pun intended) of the r/anime subreddit in 2018, having won the site's winter seasonal after thrashing rivals Violet and Ichigo. She then came second in the yearly contest after the subreddit found another more popular darling in the form of Mai Sakurajima.

In the subreddit's major character brackets, Zero Two (and the DitF fandom by extension) developed an infamous reputation for brigading the contest to other subreddits, causing much discussion and violent reactions in the r/anime contest threads. Her most famous match happened in Best Girl 6 where she fought Asuna Yuuki, another Tomatsu-voiced character, in the round of 32. The links to the contest's particular day was cross-posted to Zero Two's home subreddits r/DarlingintheFranxx and r/ZeroTwo. Most importantly, a campaigning thread managed to get a high amount of upvotes on r/Animemes, a subreddit where the pink-haired girl has a notable presence in.[citation needed] Despite those efforts, Zero Two ultimately lost by a slim 32 votes, and the large influx of voters affected other matches of their bracket as well, resulting in Asuna securing an easy path to the championship afterwards.

Another instance of brigading happened in Best Character 5 where Zero Two won against last year's quarterfinalist Homura Akemi in round 3. Following the tournament host's policy of disallowing brigades, her bracket's round was replayed for another day, with the klaxosaur bowing out in the ensuing rematch.

Since then, Zero Two's performances have been characterized by high seeds but relatively early exits, i.e. an "overrated waifu". Common criticisms include the aformentioned brigading of her fans, and the anime's poor reputation towards the end of the series.


in ISML[]

Zero Two is a regular but mediocre competitor in the International Saimoe League. In the winter 2018 seasonal contest, she lost to romantic rival Ichigo in the semi-finals, and settled for third after defeating Takagi. The following year, Zero Two made a modest debut in 2019, surviving until the Emerald period (fifth group stage). In 2020 she finished dead last in the second split -- a 16-player single round-robin format -- with only one win to her name.

The 2021 edition saw the emergence of a DitF fanbase who became very involved in their campaigning efforts in the tournament, which was largely brought about by the anime's popularity in the Chinese app Douyin (known internationally as TikTok). As a result, Zero Two and Hiro topped their respective nomination lists by a large margin, with deuteragonists Ichigo and Goro likewise making their presence near the top as well.




ISML record[]

Seasonal & Exhibition[]

Seasonal Diadem - 2018 Winter

  • Group I: 2W, CVP: 3.706 (seed 3)
  • Top 16 icon.png (14) Miyu1.png Miyu Edelfelt 11,124 - 8978 (Aqua Gem)
  • Quarterfinal icon.png (6) Ai yashajin.png Ai Yashajin 5074 - 4034 (Topaz 2)
  • Semifinal icon.png (2) 015.png Ichigo (DitF) 4473 - 5164 (Topaz 3)
  • Consolation icon.png (4) Takagi.png Takagi 6034 - 3663 (Topaz 4)


Main Tournament[]

Overall record: 10W 25L

  • RS: 6-9 (2019), 4-16 (2020)
  • Unique opponents: 15 + 18 = 33
ISML 2019
Nominations: 203 votes (15th)
Rd Opponent Score W-L?
Aqua 1 Tohru dragon.png Tohru 4666 - 5291 L
Aqua 2 Sakura m.png Sakura Matou 5024 - 4830 W
Aqua 3 Platelet.png Platelet 5809 - 5403 W
Tpz 1 Mitsuha.png Mitsuha Miyamizu 5636 - 5174 W
Tpz 2 Nero fate.png Nero (Fate) 6028 - 5450 W
Tpz 3 Sagiri.png Sagiri Izumi 7057 - 8737 L
Amet 1 Mirai.png Mirai Kuriyama 5109 - 5078 W
Amet 2 Shouko m.png Shouko Makinohara 4998 - 5028 L
Amet 3 Violet.png Violet Evergarden 5117 - 6160 L
Sapp 1 Mio kon.png Mio Akiyama 6706 - 6940 L
Sapp 2 Nephren.png Nephren Ruq Insania 6054 - 6042 W
Sapp 3 Yukino.png Yukino Yukinoshita 5809 - 8822 L
Eme 1 Kanna.png Kanna Kamui 4999 - 6441 L
Eme 2 Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 4769 - 7038 L
Eme 3 Azusa n.png Azusa Nakano 5268 - 6726 L
Wildcards (STV, Max 2): 3175 - 6th, Out
......
CONSOLATION ROUNDS
Dia 2 8 players (approval) 8008 (5th) DNA
Dia Gem 4 players (range) 67,701.5 (2nd) N/A
Final position: 37th (based on last consolation round)
ISML 2020
Nominations: 79 votes (44th)
Seedings Rd 3 (range): 10,307.4 (seed 48)
Stage Rd Opponent Score W-L?
Split 1
Group P
3rd (Adv.)
3W 2L
Lost H2H to Haruhi
Aqua 1 Haruhi.png Haruhi Suzumiya 2094 - 2139 L
Aqua 2 Mikasa.png Mikasa Ackerman 2469 - 2388 W
Aqua 3 Miku.png Miku Nakano 2076 - 2915 L
Aqua 4 Kumiko.png Kumiko Oumae 2871 - 1913 W
Aqua 5 Cardcaptor.png Sakura Kinomoto 4183 - 1806 W
Split 2
Group C
16th (Out)
1W 14L
Tpz 1 Tamako.png Tamako Kitashirakawa 1726 - 1736 L
Tpz 2 Kurumi.png Kurumi Tokisaki 1163 - 2966 L
Tpz 3 Aqua.png Aqua 2090 - 2295 L
Tpz 4 Yukino.png Yukino Yukinoshita 1867 - 2841 L
Tpz 5 Sora kasugano.png Sora Kasugano 2535 - 2445 W
Amet 1 Haruno.png Haruno Yukinoshita 1719 - 2269 L
Amet 2 Hina amano.png Hina Amano 1429 - 1882 L
Amet 3 Azusa n.png Azusa Nakano 2522 - 2702 L
Amet 4 Shouko.png Shouko Nishimiya 1885 - 2742 L
Amet 5 Megumin.png Megumin 2475 - 3193 L
Sapp 1 Nezuko.png Nezuko Kamado 2999 - 3127 L
Sapp 2 Schwi.png Schwi Dola 2413 - 3433 L
Sapp 3 Umaru.png Umaru Doma 2915 - 3124 L
Sapp 4 Emilia.png Emilia 2914 - 3865 L
Sapp 5 Kanna.png Kanna Kamui 2488 - 2605 L
......
CONSOLATION ROUNDS
Split 3
Dia 5 32 players (range) 30,377.3 (30th) DNA
Final position: 61st (based on last consolation round)
ISML 2021
Nominations: 383 votes (1st)
Preliminary Rd 1 (Approval):
Preliminary Rd 2 (Limited to 3/grp):
Result: ARP: CVP:
(Seeded ??)
Stage Rd Opponent Score W-L?
Split 1
Group ?
Pos
Aqua 1
Aqua 2
Aqua 3
Aqua 4
Aqua 5
Split 2
Group ?
Pos
Tpz 1
Tpz 2
Tpz 3
Tpz 4
Tpz 5
Amet 1
Amet 2
Amet 3
Amet 4
Amet 5
Sapp 1
Sapp 2
Sapp 3
Sapp 4
Sapp 5
Split 3
Group ?
Pos
Eme 1
Eme 2
Eme 3
Eme 4
Eme 5
Ruby 1
Ruby 2
Ruby 3
Ruby 4
Ruby 5
Dia 1
Dia 2
Dia 3
Dia 4
Dia 5
Playoffs
Seed
Ro16
CO 1
CO 2
CO 3
CO 4



r/anime record[]

Seasonal Salt: 2018 Winter - seed 1

  • Top 64 icon.png (64) Rider (Fate/Extra) 2578 - 336
  • Top 32 icon.png (32) Lakyus Alvein Dale Aindra 2075 - 342
  • Top 16 icon.png (17) Harumi Taniguchi 2482 - 1000
  • Quarterfinal icon.png (9) Hinata m.png Hinata Miyake 2094 - 1569
  • Semifinal icon.png (4) Violet.png Violet Evergarden 3189 - 1820
  • Final icon.png (2) 015.png Ichigo (DitF) 5032 - 1696

Best Girl of 2018 - seed 7


Best Girl 6 - seed 29

Best Girl 7 - seed 43

  • Round 1 icon.png (470) Lieselotte Sherlock 2160 - 791
  • Round 2 icon.png (214) Narumi.png Narumi Momose 2789 - 1768
  • Round 3 icon.png (86) Shizuka.png Shizuka Hiratsuka 2845 - 2763
  • Top 64 icon.png (22) Cc.png C.C. 3029 - 3660

Best Girl 8 - seed 13


Best Character 5 - seed 88



Honours[]

Chronological List[]

Total Wins = 5

  1. r/anime's Best Girl of Winter 2018
  2. Facebook ~Anime New World~ Torneo de waifus 2020
  3. Facebook Waifu Wars La Taberna del Debate 2021 [1]
  4. Otaku Communist Federation Torneo de waifus 2021 [2]
  5. Facebook Vote Anime - nè:33 cmt waifu 2021 [3]

External links[]

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r/anime's Seasonal Salt Winners
Bold Underlined names indicate Best Girl of (the Year) winner. Girls who won best girl of the year but not its seasonal are listed separately.
2017 (Summer & Fall only): Yuki m.png Yuki M.Moriko.png Moriko
2018 02.png Zero Two • Anzu1.png Anzu • Chisa.png Chisa • Maisan.png Mai-san
2019 Kaguya.png KaguyaBocchi.png BocchiShinobu kny.png Shinobu K.Ristarte.png Ristarte
2020 Maple.png MapleMiko.png IinoChizuru i.png ChizuruNobara.png Nobara • Tsukasa tsu.png Tsukasa
2021 Kyouko h.png HoriVivy.png Vivy • TBD • TBD
2022
2023
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