Hikage(日影) is a playable character from the Senran Kagura video game series. She makes her debut in Senran Kagura: Portrait of Girls.
Hikage's had issues with emotions even as a child. She never knew who her parents were, and grew up in an orphanage. There, the other kids would often poke fun at her expressionless face, calling her names such as "dead face".
Feeling uncomfortable, she eventually left the orphanage at the age of 8, taking to the streets alone and eventually running in with a gang of thugs thanks to the gang leader Hinata, whom Hikage clung to like a lost puppy. Hinata would always dote over her, becoming a great influence on her, practically becoming her surrogate mother. Hinata would always stick up for Hikage, saying that it's ok if she is expressionless, it's what makes her who she is.
After an incident involving members of their gang getting on a rival gangs bad side, countless members were being slaughtered. Hinata personally went to address the problem and see if she could get their forgiveness, but never returned. After days of waiting and searching, Hikage would eventually find her lifeless, mangled corpse laying in a dumpster in an alleyway. For the first time, Hikage had displayed emotion, a feeling she could only describe as a drip in her heart, rain inside her. Hikage was in tears. The knife she wields belonged to Hinata herself, Hikage keeping and holding it dearly as if Hinata's spirit still lived on in it.
Presumably due to her criminal affiliations, Hikage was recruited into the Hebijo academy where she quickly became a member of the Elite Class in her 1st year. She was the second member to join the Elite Class. Haruka being the first.
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- The leader of the gang, Hinata (日向), her name means "in the sun", while Hikage（日影） is the opposite, and means "out of the sun", or more precisely "among the shadows". However, Hikage's name can also mean "sunshine".
- Although this hasn't been fully mentioned, she does work part-time at a restaurant.
- She speaks in a Kansai dialect.
- Hikage's body is covered with a number of tattoos. It is stated in the Senran Kagura: Official Design Works book that when Hinata was killed, she chose to tattoo herself in the same spot where Hinata's fatal injuries were, including her left breast, flank, and shoulder.
- Hikage’s knife resembles Ivy Valentine’s snake sword from the Soul Calibur franchise.