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Yume Nikki:List of Characters

A sheet showing all of Yume Nikki's characters.

Madotsuki meets many characters in her dreams, ranging from "ordinary" humans and animals to bizarre monstrous creatures. Regardless of their appearance, none mean harm if one does neither.

The strange behaviour and expressions of the characters in Yume Nikki seem to exhibit certain personality traits. They influence a lot of the atmosphere of the game, even if they don't actually do much at all.

Many characters play a particular role in the game. Some give Madotsuki effects when she interacts with them whereas others may teleport her to different locations. Others may ignore Madotsuki completely and simply loiter in the world of her dreams.

Note: Certain characters, such as Madotsuki, Monoe, and Monoko, have official names. There are a few other minor characters who have their official names listed on their respective pages. A full list of these can be found here. All other dream characters were named by the fan community.

Player Characters

There are only two characters that the player controls in the game, only one of which actually is real.

Madotsuki

Madotsuki
The mysterious protagonist of Yume Nikki and the only character seen in the game who actually exists. Madotsuki's dreams provide the game world for the player to explore.

NASU

NASU
The sole protagonist of the NASU video game, playable on Madotsuki's Famicom in her room. Using a cheat code turns its head into an eggplant itself.

Effect NPCs

These characters give effects when interacted with, although not all effects are received from characters. Listed in order of the effects on the menu screen.

Note: The effect names listed are from the unofficial fan translation.

Frog

Frog
A frog which gives the Frog effect. Two can be found in the game, one being in Forest World and the other in the Dense Woods B, making it the only effect found in two locations.

Yuki-onna

Yuki-onna
A short Snow Woman that roams around in Snow World. She gives the Yuki-onna effect and is one of the many characters in the game based on a Japanese legend.

Medamaude

Medamaude
A strange arm and hand with an eye on its palm, found in Eyeball World. Interacting with it gives the Medamaude effect. It bears a resemblance to the Hamsa.

Strober

Strober
AKA: Sotoburu
A tall, thin, strobing character found in the Docks B that appears to be eating something. They give the Fat effect in the latest version of the game, and cannot be moved with the Cat effect.

Dwarf

Dwarf
AKA: Kodomo
A small, colorful character found running by a purple pyramid in Candle World. He gives the Midget effect if the player catches him, and makes an odd sound as he passes by.

Neon Parrot

Neon Parrot
A colorful character in Neon World that gives the Neon effect, as it is the only unique character in the area. Holds great resemblance to the character in NASU as well as the Toriningen.

Nopperabou Ghost

Nopperabou Ghost
A faceless ghost found in the Sewers. Gives the Nopperabou effect when interacted with. It is based on a Yokai.

Guillotine

Guillotine
A smiling guillotine guarded by Toriningen in Guillotine World. Gives the Severed Head effect if you manage to interact with it and avoid the Toriningen. It was found in Block World in older versions.

Ittan-momen

Ittan-momen
Based on another Japanese legend and encountered in the Infinite Wilderness. It gives the Towel effect while it waves back and forth in the middle of the area.

Nekoin

Nekoin
A strange pink character that looks like a spinning coin in the shape of a cat face and moves quickly. It is found in Shield-Folk World and gives the player the Cat effect. It resembles a Maneki-neko.

Walking Lamp

Walking Lamp
AKA: Raitou-Oka
A small street lamp with feet found wandering around in Lamp World. Interacting with it gives the Lamp effect, and it walks two times as fast when the Knife is pulled out.

Mouth Monsters

Mouth Monsters
ロング (long hair monster)
Moving mounds of hair, each with a large mouth, red lips, and square teeth found next to a pool of blood. Each one gives a hair-related effect: The Long Hair, Blonde Hair, and Poop Hair effects, found in Mural World and Underground World.

Fleebie

Fleebie
A small ghost with a small face found in Ghost World that flees from Madotsuki, hence its fan-name. It gives the Triangle Kerchief effect if you manage to catch it. It resembles other ghost characters in the game.

Kimajo

Kimajo
A small dead tree (or possibly a creature hiding in the notch of the tree with red eyes) found on the Witch's Island. It gives the Witch effect and is immobile, though changes expression with the Stoplight effect.

FC Demon

FC Demon
AKA: Oni, Imp
A cute little demon that gives the Demon effect when interacted with as it makes a kissing sound effect. Found in the lowest room of the FC House and occasionally near the pyramids in FC World B.

Buyo Buyo

Buyo Buyo
This strange creature is found surrounded by shrines in FC World B and gives the Buyo Buyo effect. Interestingly, it was found in the Barracks Settlement in previous versions of the game.

Shitai-san

Shitai-san
This man is seemingly an unfortunate victim of a traffic accident. He is found in the Road surrounded by traffic cones. He gives the Stoplight effect and starts to twitch when Cat is used.

Non-Effect NPCs

These characters do not give effects when interacted with. Listed in alphabetical order.

Alley Demon

Alley Demon
A dark monster seen in the Sewers near the drawings on the way to Big Red, unreachable by the player. It somewhat resembles Uboa, as most of its body isn't seen.

Batsu

Batsu
Curly-looking plant creatures found in the Wilderness near the Stairway to the Sky. They can be easily mistaken for the other vegetation nearby but only appear in one group.

The Black Cat

The Black Cat
黒猫
A small black cat that can be seen sitting around on the Mall Rooftop, where the Witch's Flight event takes place, possibly as a hint to use the Witch. It occasionally licks itself and can be found on the walkable area by a 1/64 chance..

Body Parts

Body Parts
右手 (right hand), 左手 (left hand), 目 (eye), 左足 (left foot), 右足 (right foot)
Disembodied eyeballs, arms, legs, eyes and lips found in Eyeball World. A pair of hands can also be found in White Desert A next to a gate that leads to Block World. There are many body motifs in the various worlds.

Closet Creature

Closet Creature
A creature that hides in the closet of the Guillotine World. Upon interaction, it shakes its eyes and laughs (making the same sound as the Toriningen), as if mocking the player for choosing the wrong one. It does not react to any effect.

Closet Madotsuki

Closet Madotsuki
A closet found on the floating island in the Checkered Tile Path with what seems to be a sleeping Madotsuki inside. It can only be fully seen by using the Severed Head or Midget effects, as all other effects are too big to see inside the closet properly.

Cube Guru

Cube Guru
A strange character found sitting on a red cushion in Windmill World. Its head spins when interacted with. It will leave its cushion when using the Cat effect but is otherwise very protective of it.

Dave Spector

Dave Spector
Two Big-headed creatures found walking backwards in the White Desert A. Stabbing the one near the tunnel with the Knife effect will trigger two routes to be open, including the Monoe and Severed Heads in the Sky event.

Dekishi-san

Dekishi-san
AKA: Drowning Person
An odd NPC in the water at the Witch's Island that somewhat resembles a drowning man. It is unreachable by the player, but nonetheless displays standard effect reactions.

Dropfish

Dropfish
Dropfish lives!
A drooling, flashing creature seen in the water of the Docks B that has a round, blue face with a broad smile.

E-Man

E-Man
A character found sitting on a chair in a room in the Mall, where the Toriningen that changes the window color scheme can be found. He will occasionally sneeze and will make an upset face when the Cat effect is used in the room.

Eye People

Eye People
Stabbing the eye box in the White Desert with the Knife effect has a 1/30 chance of leading you into a dark area where a crowd of these people can be seen. They are white and have large eyes for a head and walk simultaneously.

The Fisherman

The Fisherman
A small man found in the Windmill World. If you interact with him, he will you take you to the Docks B where he likes to fish.

Follony

Follony
A small ghost found in Dark World who follows Madotsuki around. Unlike Fleebie and the Nopperabou Ghost, Follony does not give any effect when interacted with.

Ghostmen

Ghostmen
Three weird light blue shapes that resemble chromosomes, found wandering inside Ghost World. They simply move around randomly, not doing much but otherwise display standard effect reactions.

Goblins

Goblins
Goblin-esque creatures that are found in the courtyard room of the FC Basement after walking up a large flight of stairs. There are four small ones and a large one that takes five stabs with the Knife effect to kill. They all have increased chances of dropping yen.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish
Strange characters found in the Dense Woods and in the final scene of the game. One teleports Madotsuki to the Teleport Maze while the other one allows entry to the Infinite Road.

Kamakurako

Kamakurako
A girl resembling Madotsuki who sleeps inside an igloo in Snow World. Using the Cat causes her to move slightly, but she does not react to much outisde of that.

Kinoko-san

Kinoko-san
Small mushrooms seen outside the FC Demon's door and inside their room, blocking entrances.

Kisu-Tenmetsu

Kisu-Tenmetsu
An extremely odd, flashing creature seen in the water at Witch's Island. Its fan-name derives from LED watches that have a similar strobe.

Lizardman

Lizardman
Found all over the many FC Worlds, these characters have orange skin with green hair, and when interacted with, speak a string of five random numbers in a dialogue box. There are three variations of them with different features.

Madotsuki's Ghost

Madotsuki's Ghost
A spectral apparition of Madotsuki that can be seen in Mini Hell, all by itself. It occasionally stares at Madotsuki, following her only by facing in her direction.

Mafurako

Mafurako
帽子マフジャンプ
A girl with hat and scarf found in Block World. At first, she is invisible (only her hat and scarf can be seen floating in the air), but she becomes visible when the Stoplight effect is used. When interacted with, she teleports you to different parts of Block World but only follows you back when you are a Snowman.

Mall Shoppers

Mall Shoppers
Six types of humanoid NPCs possibly resembling other characters encountered in the Mall - a young boy, a young girl, a man, a woman, a middle-aged man, and a middle-aged woman. When interacted with, they make odd electronic rattling noises and begin to deform as they walk away.

Maussan Bros

Maussan Bros
Three humanoid NPCs that can be found on the Sky Garden cliffside, watching the UFOs. When moved with the Cat or Knife effect and then stopped, they will return to the edge of the cliff and continue to watch the UFOs. Their names are derived from Jaime Maussan, a famous ufologist.

Merutomaro

Merutomaro
A white blob creature with a face found in the FC Basement, named for its resemblance to a melted marshmallow. It simply bounces by itself, and shows standard reactions to effects.

Monoe

Monoe
A monochrome girl with a smug face found all by herself in a tunnel of White Desert A. She triggers an event when interacted with and bears a resemblance to Monoko, found in another tunnel.

Monoko

Monoko
A monochrome girl with pigtails whose appearance changes drastically when stopped with the Stoplight effect. She triggers her own event when interacted with in this state, and shares similarities with Monoe.

Nenrikido

Nenrikido
Hell Teleporters
These four types of 3D geometric shapes are found throughout the various worlds and teleport Madotsuki in and out of Hell when interacted with. Found in Puddle World simply making noises in older versions.

Neon Creatures

Neon Creatures
キャラ (character), ←, →, ↑, ↓ (V-shaped character)
All of the colorful varieties of NPCs that can be found in Neon World, excluding the Neon Parrot. Like other strange characters, they make different noises upon interaction.

Nopperabou Witches

Nopperabou Witches
Long-haired girls with pale purple-tinted skin that can be found at the shore of the Witch's Island. There are four of them in this area, simply standing around in the wind. When the Cat effect is used near them though, their appearance briefly changes in a fairly disturbing manner.

O-Man

O-Man
An NPC resembling E-Man who can be found singing in the Mall, in the room where the Flute effect is obtained. Killing it or using the Stoplight makes it stop its song.

Onsen-san

Onsen-san
AKA: Hot Spring-san
A strange creature that lives in the dark Hot Spring House in the Wilderness, sucking up steaming water through a tube out of its head. When stabbed with the Knife, it screams and bleeds, but doesn't vanish. Instead, it changes color and stops sucking up water.

Organoid

Organoid
The alien-like creature found in the Sky Garden. It teleports randomly when touched by Madotsuki, making it hard to stab. If killed with the Knife effect, it will always yield 100 yen.

Pain Blob

Pain Blob
A grey blob that blocks the route east from the Sewers tunnels. When stabbed with the Knife effect, a shocked face appears on it.

Pirori

Pirori
AKA: Shadow Men
One of the most expansive groups of NPCs found throughout the dream world, these creatures chime when interacted with and occasionally teleport Madotsuki to different areas. They mostly reside in the Barracks Settlement.

Pissipissini

Pissipissini
These beings live in Dark World. They are barely visible in the darkness, but can be seen with the Lamp effect. Using Cat makes it have squinting eyes. They turn invisible and flee extremely quickly when the Knife effect is equipped.

Poniko

Poniko
A girl who lives in the Pink Sea. May change dramatically when you turn off the lights in her house.

Sea Snake

Sea Snake
A creature seen in the water of the Docks that looks like a swimming snake. It cannot be interacted with, like other water characters. Shows standard reactions to the Cat and Stoplight effects.

Seccom Masada-sensei

Seccom Masada-sensei
A googly-eyed humanoid alien in found aboard the Spaceship, where he lives by himself. He makes alien-like sounds when interacted with and stands in front of a large piano. His tone drastically changes depending on the state of his ship.

Steve 'Leif' Kareha

Steve 'Leif' Kareha
A strange creature that swims in the canal in the southern part of Number World. He can only be seen by standing in front of the canal and meowing with the Cat effect, which can take a long time, making him more hidden than most characters.

Submarine Fish

Submarine Fish
A creature seen submerged in a pool of sewage in the second room of the Sewers. When the room is entered, it will appear as either a murky shadow underneath the water or a large eye on a stalk. Occasionally, a Pirori is seen instead.

Tasei's Kid

Tasei's Kid
This odd character occasionally appears in the pond on Witch's Island, with a 1/16 chance. Its name comes from its resemblance to Mars-san, and makes a sound when interacted with, only accessible by modding the game.

Tokuto-kun

Tokuto-kun
A small pillar-like character with red eyes and spindly limbs, found in a room in the Mall with a red pond. It has a small cavity on its head from which red liquid trickles out. When interacted with, its spills an endless stream of the liquid onto the floor.

Toriningen

Toriningen
Tall, bird-like girls that chase Madotsuki when they are in a lunatic state and teleport her into enclosed areas, making them seemingly "antagonists" as they prevent the player from progressing. There is a friendly one in the Mall and they are seen in an oddly-cheery event.

Train Passengers

Train Passengers
Three NPCs seen riding in the Traincar, simply sitting and minding their own business. Like E-Man, they make an upset face upon the Cat effect being used.

Uboa

Uboa
A shadowy mass that occasionally takes the place of Poniko when the lights in Poniko's Room are switched off. It traps Madotsuki in a trap in the White Desert.

Walking Candles

Walking Candles
Large, white, candle-like characters with legs that live in the center of Candle World. Like the Eye People, they prefer to walk in groups.

Walking Eye

Walking Eye
黒い目玉
A black creature with one large eye encountered walking around on a floor of the FC House. Its shape slightly resembles Madotsuki's own FC sprite.

Warpo and Loople

Warpo and Loople
Two similar creatures theorized to be brothers (as that is the name of the location they are found in) found on certain blocks in the Teleport Maze. They serve as a landmark of sorts to the player.

Wheelies

Wheelies
A group of four similar types of NPC that are found in Number World. One particular type is found in large numbers in the Stabbing Room (which is guarded by another type), and their appearances drastically change when the Stoplight is used.

Zippertile

Zippertile
An NPC that can be found by chance in Number World. If the Knife is used on it, it bleeds and gives access to the Stairway. Simply interacting with it will cause it to move its mouth and make a sound.

Decorative Characters

These are unusually large characters that do not roam around like the NPCs. Most are made up of background graphics and have limited or no responses to Madotsuki's effects. Listed in alphabetical order.

Aztec Rave Monkey

Aztec Rave Monkey
An odd character with an arguably Andean or Aztec appearance that appears in many locations throughout the game, whether in backgrounds, or its own event.

Big Red

Big Red
A huge, bright red creature that dwells in a dark place at the end of the Sewers. If Madotsuki strolls into its gaping maw, she will be transported to WIndmill World.

Bloody Touching Monster

Bloody Touching Monster
A giant, many-limbed creature seen bleeding and groping a few hills as it wades through the white liquid in the background of Uboa's Trap. It is notable for its freakish appearance.

Isee

Isee
Sinister eyes that watch Madotsuki from the trees in the Dark Woods and from buildings in the Barracks Settlement. They are the only eyes that do this in the game and had a monocular appearance in previous versions.

Brain Creature

Brain Creature
AKA: Vomiting Diglett
A huge monochrome creature that can be found in the path between the White Desert Mountain Ring and the place of the Thing with the Quivering Jaw. It gets its fan-name as the player "passes" through a head to get between the two locations.

FACE

FACE
An odd, surreal depiction of what appears to be some kind of face or other disturbing imagery, appearing as an animation in the hidden stairway in Number World. It is the only character in the game to directly make Madotsuki wake up, giving it an even scarier context.

Falling Men

Falling Men
Two stick figures that sometimes appear flying around in circles in the distance of the Stairway to the Sky, as well as a small source of speculation in the fanbase. Curiously, they never seem to touch the ground.

Floyag

Floyag
Uterus-like, multicolored monsters that serve as waypoints when traveling along the Infinite Road in the Dense Woods. The final one stares at the player as they leave the area.

Goppa

Goppa
黄色 (yellow), 青色 (blue), 桃色 (pink), 茶色 (brown)
A group of characters seen in the Footprint Path B accessible from Eyeball World. They sit motionless with a dazed look on their face until Madotsuki touches a nearby button, which causes them to cough up blood with a strange noise.

Henkei Shita

Henkei Shita
Large, cyclopean creatures with mouths in their stomachs, mainly found in the Footprint Path A. There is another one in Hell who has a 1 in 256 chance of teleporting Madotsuki to the Footprint Path A when stabbed with the Knife effect.

KALIMBA

KALIMBA
A large group of Paracas-like creatures that randomly appear in an event on the TV in the dream version of Madotsuki's Room. They appear to be sticking their tongues out or vomiting as they scroll by, accompanied by tribal music.

KyuuKyuu-kun

KyuuKyuu-kun
A tall, colorful, smiling creature rubbing a banister in the hidden stairway in Number World, next to the door that leads to FACE. The Knife causes it to rub faster. It makes sounds as it rubs the banister, contrasting with the lack of music.

Manhole-sama

Manhole-sama
A large, grey/red creature that inhabits the chamber under the manhole between the Road and the White Desert Mountain Ring. Its appearance changes according to how many times Madotsuki traveled along the looping Infinite Road.

Mars-san

Mars-san
AKA: Kasei-san
Found in the hidden room in Mars next to machines, interacting with this alien makes a three-note piano sound. Stabbing it with the Knife effect will leave scars on its foot and change its eye color.

Mizume

Mizume
A serpentine creature seen in the water at the Docks A. It cannot be interacted with in any way and is pure decoration.

Namekuji

Namekuji
かえるキャラ
Two types of drooling, ghost-like creatures whose essence 'sticks' to Madotsuki when she touches them in Forest World.

Pier Monsters

Pier Monsters
Creepy creatures in Eyeball World that vaguely resemble Uboa, much like the Alley Demon. They can be white or purple, regular or bloody. Their crude art style makes them especially unnerving.

Seahorse

Seahorse
A creature seen inside one of the huts in the Barracks Settlement that resembles the head of a seahorse. It doesn't do much, although the player can stab it. It curiously had a long relation to the Buyo Buyo in older versions of the area.

Severed Blue Head

Severed Blue Head
A somewhat large blue head with two arms next to it and a bloodstain in Eyeball World that leads to the Footprint Path. It cannot be interacted with in any way, instead acting as a gateway.

Severed Heads

Severed Heads
Two heads, one female and one male, that float around in an event hidden within the White Desert A's third White Path. They don't do anything other than merely go across the sky when Madotsuki enters the building at the end.

Shield-Folk

Shield-Folk
The titular, fluorescent inhabitants of Shield-Folk World. They appear to be inanimate and come in various appearances, just like the Neon Statues.

Takofuusen

Takofuusen
An elusive creature that appears like a cross between an octopus and a balloon. It occasionally floats across the White Desert accompanied by a drum-like beat but otherwise does nothing.

The Thing with the Quivering Jaw

The Thing with the Quivering Jaw
A gigantic, strange creature found in the White Desert near a few weird structures. Its jaw quivers and makes a rattling sound, which can be stopped with the Stoplight.

UFO

UFO
Strange, flickering objects seen a number of times in the game. They can be witnessed in the sky of the Sky Garden's edge and on the Martian Summit, where they can be spawned by using the Cat effect.

Scrapped Characters

These characters either appeared in an older version and were removed, were reimagined in some way, or did not appear in the game at all due to being discarded. An unfinished minigame also featured a scrapped severed head, and the Submarine Fish has an unused variation.

Neon Statues

Neon Statues
These characters don't do anything but appear numerous times in Neon World in version 0.08 and 0.09. They have two varieties and come in pairs, with a big one and a small one. They act similar to the numerous Shield-Folk.

Wrapi

Wrapi
A monster that doesn't look too far off from some of the ones in the White Desert, with its surrealistic design. It is absent from the original game, but has a role in YUMENIKKI –DREAM DIARY–.

Unused Train Passenger

Unused Train Passenger
A character who would most likely be another passenger on the Traincar. It does not appear in any version of the game and merely sits with the other character graphics.

FACEtile

FACEtile
Similar to the Zippertile, this Indigenous gate likely would have been used for the door leading to FACE. Interestingly, it only appears in the character graphics of version 0.08, unused.