Mondo shtuff from around the internet, all about ZERO TWO!
My botty best at summarizing from Wikipedia: Zero Two, also known as Code:002 or Nine Iota, is a fictional character in Darling in the Franxx . she is an artificially-created life form and elite pilot with an infamous reputation the inspiration for Zero Two’s anime design came from character designer Masayoshi Tanaka and director Atsushi Nishigori . Tanaka explained that the design team was more concentrated on “what sort of existence Zero Two had the creative team considered their goal to make Zero Two an iconic character a success . Zero Two is an elite pilot originally belonging to the special forces unit . she possesses superhuman abilities such as increased strength and rapid regeneration . Zero Two has a confident and assertive personality . she is also known as the “partner killer” all partners who pilot with her always die after riding three times with her . since she was a child, she was inspired by a book called “The Beast and the Prince” she intentionally left the last page blank because of the likelihood she may have to part ways with Hiro . she later finds out she and Hiro reconnect, allowing Zero Two to merge with Strelizia and overpower VIRM . they sacrifice themselves to destroy the VIRM home planet . at some point in the future, they are reincarn A Nendoroid, a brand of figures manufactured by Good Smile Company, is scheduled for release in December 2018 . other figures from Kotobukiya and S.H.Figuarts were released by the end a scene of an emotional conversation between Zero Two and Hiro became an internet meme . fans realized their mouth movements were easy to manipulate and dub over with nonsensical audio .