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PROJECT DETAILS


Project Title: Darling in the Franxx - An Abridged Retelling
Auditions Deadline: Tuesday, August, 25 2020 [ 11:59pm PST ]
Format: Audio
Category: Audio Book/Play
Classification: Fan-made (pre-licensed)
Franchise:
Offering: Copy Of Completed Work
Audio Format: mp3
Contact Details:
Status: Closed
Public Auditions: Yes [ Yes means the public is welcome to listen to auditions submitted to this project ]
Characters: 17 [ number of characters available for audition ]
Auditions Submitted: 110
Views: 1395
Owner: Dragon Fire Films
Date Created: July 23 2020
Description:
**SPOILERS AHEAD**

This audiobook is a fan's retelling of the 2018 anime series "Darling in the Franxx" about two young lovers who meet again and fight to restore their long-lost relationship in a post-apocalyptic/dystopian Earth.

The series had my curiosity since it came out but I never have gotten around to watching it until now. After finishing the series, it left an impact on me and I still can't get the show off my mind.

And that's when I also heard about the infinite controversy surrounding the series when it aired, specifically regarding the finale and who-know-who. After thinking about it, I started to realize that there were things that felt very empty and unresolved. Not that it was a bad show (up until the space battle onwards) but I felt that there were loose ends forgotten.

During my research, I heard that the manga and CD dramas had a different version of the story, so I thought I'd do a project dedicated to retelling the story of Hiro and Zero Two the way I would like to.

I won't give too many spoilers away, but here is a taste of the changes made:

-Hiro and Zero Two's ark is pretty much the same before they are "officially" reunited, but I have expanded it to reach the finale to get the audience invested in their journey from beginning to end.

-The finale will still have the VIRM being revealed as the main antagonists, but instead of a big noisy final battle in space, the finale will be more grounded and personal for our heroes. Papa and APE are also more closely linked to VIRM and have different motivations for creating perfection for other races.

-Many elements from the manga will be present, such as fleshing out arks for side character and the ending will resemble much more like it did in the manga.

-Some of the allegories will be removed as well. Don't lie to me, we all know that the Franxx piloting system was so unnecessary.

There are many more changes I have made to this fan's retelling and no doubt many of you will probably not like them, but my main focus was to tell a story focusing on characters who experience different kinds of love and relationships in hope of a better future.

I love the characters, I love the portrayal of how they are feeling, I love the concept of the show, but I just felt like something was missing in this show. But at the end of the day, this is a fan's retelling, a fan who really wants this story to be told in the best way possible.

UPDATE:
Due to complications and for a large pile of current projects that have been stressing me out for a while, I'm afraid that I'm going to have to cancel this audiobook project. This series is technically copyrighted material anyway, so there will be no casting of this project. I want to thank you all for auditioning and I greatly apologize for this announcement.

CHARACTERS AVAILABLE FOR AUDITION

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Hiro

Hiro
Name: Hiro
Gender: Male
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
A former child prodigy who dreams of Piloting a Franxx, but due to putting too much strain on his female partners, thus labeling him unfit to Pilot a Franxx. However, upon meeting a Pistil named Zero Two, his life begins changing in more ways than he could ever realize.

Hiro is loyal and empathetic, and sometimes a bit reckless due to wanting to protect those he cares about. His decisions to protect them can also lead to unintentionally hurting them, but they are all based on good intentions.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"It's just a silly story I remember. Although... I wonder why I never truly forget it."
Line 2:
"All my life, I thought I only wanted to Pilot a Franxx. But after meeting you and fighting alongside you... I only want to be a Pilot if you will be my partner!"

Member Auditions

Omcjr
on Jul 23 2020

2 Shout Outs!
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Matthew Quioc
on Jul 23 2020

4 Shout Outs!
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Xesber
on Jul 24 2020
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jmyrick
on Jul 26 2020
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Tri_Force
on Jul 28 2020

3 Shout Outs!
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MBCTD
on Aug 1 2020
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DiegoDelgado
on Aug 1 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Nerevio
on Aug 1 2020

4 Shout Outs!
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Jakscot Voices
on Aug 2 2020

3 Shout Outs!
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Achi
on Aug 2 2020
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Legendary Reaper
on Aug 5 2020
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BuffaloPrime
on Aug 12 2020
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Codemista
on Aug 20 2020

2 Shout Outs!
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SmittySmash
on Aug 21 2020
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Tyrelmiller
on Aug 22 2020
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RonanHeath
on Aug 25 2020
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SkyDream
on Aug 25 2020
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Mr. Whiskey
on Aug 25 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Zero Two

Zero Two
Name: Zero Two
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Zero Two is a carefree and adventurous soul who's dream is to find her childhood "Darling" and run away with him. She can come across as cold but it's all an act to protect herself from the mistreatment she endured when she was a child. She wishes to become human, believing that is the only way that she can be with her "Darling" forever.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"From this point forward... you are now my darling!"
Line 2:
"I promise, darling... I won't let anyone hurt you. Not even myself."

Member Auditions

gracerows
on Jul 26 2020

8 Shout Outs!
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CappuccinoCream
on Aug 8 2020

4 Shout Outs!
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Xanthe Kingsman
on Aug 9 2020
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phiabeth26
on Aug 24 2020
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Sooda_kazoochi
on Aug 25 2020
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Amani_Geneva
on Aug 25 2020
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eminemilie
on Aug 25 2020

2 Shout Outs!
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Ichigo

Ichigo
Name: Ichigo
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Ichigo is the leader of Squad 13 and Hiro's childhood friend. Ever since giving him her name, Ichigo has been in love with Hiro but does not have the courage to tell him. Above all, she wants to put the safety of her teammates first, even to the point of disregarding the feelings of others.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Hiro means everything to me! But I can't put him in danger just because that girl thinks she can make everything better."
Line 2:
"I see... so it's always been about her."

Member Auditions

gracerows
on Jul 26 2020

9 Shout Outs!
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geekyetti
on Jul 29 2020

4 Shout Outs!
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CNicole23
on Aug 5 2020

1 Shout Out!
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MoodyCancer
on Aug 17 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Lady.Pandemonium
on Aug 18 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Xanthe Kingsman
on Aug 21 2020
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Goro

Goro
Name: Goro
Gender: Male
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
A member of Squad 13 and Ichigo's Stamen. Out of everyone in the entire Squad, Goro is the most empathetic. He is the voice of reason in every situation, and any aggression he does lets loose is always a last resort.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"I can't stand to see the two of you like this. She desperately needs you right now, Hiro."
Line 2:
"Maybe Zero Two wants to apologize to Hiro? Have you thought of that? I know you care about Hiro, but if she doesn't then why did she come here in the first place?"

Member Auditions

Omcjr
on Jul 23 2020

1 Shout Out!
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WastedAces
on Jul 23 2020

3 Shout Outs!
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Xesber
on Jul 24 2020

2 Shout Outs!
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MBCTD
on Aug 1 2020
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Tri_Force
on Aug 6 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Rebirth
on Aug 11 2020
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Daniel K.
on Aug 21 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Loweecey
on Aug 24 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Tizla
on Aug 24 2020
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RonanHeath
on Aug 25 2020

2 Shout Outs!
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Miku

Miku
Name: Miku
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Miku is Zorome's Pistil but out of all the girls of Squad 13, she is the most easily provoked. Her annoyed personality shines pretty much when Zorome irritates her and they often share something similar to a sibling rivalry. When she is not irritated, she is supportive of her teammates and can be very cheerful on occasions.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"We just finished cleaning the baths and already you boys are making a mess!"
Line 2:
"I don't care what those Nine's think. They're probably the reason why we're stuck here in the first place."

Member Auditions

AshBrown
on Jul 26 2020
Audition not available to the public.
gracerows
on Aug 2 2020

5 Shout Outs!
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MoodyCancer
on Aug 17 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Lady.Pandemonium
on Aug 18 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Xanthe Kingsman
on Aug 21 2020
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CNicole23
on Aug 22 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Amani_Geneva
on Aug 25 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Zorome

Zorome
Name: Zorome
Gender: Male
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Zorome is Miku's Stamen. He can be a bit overconfident in his abilities which can cause mischief in their dorms but trouble on the battlefield. However he is highly respectable of Papa and views him like a God watching over them.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Hiro, my boy! Where do you think you're going? We have a little question that needs to be answered."
Line 2:
"If it wasn't for Papa, we wouldn't all be working together. That's gotta count for something, right?"

Member Auditions

Omcjr
on Jul 23 2020

2 Shout Outs!
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FunFamilyGame
on Jul 30 2020

1 Shout Out!
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DiegoDelgado
on Aug 1 2020
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Jakscot Voices
on Aug 2 2020
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Lucian Aryeh
on Aug 7 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Daniel K.
on Aug 21 2020
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Loweecey
on Aug 24 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Tizla
on Aug 24 2020

1 Shout Out!
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SkyDream
on Aug 25 2020
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Kokoro

Kokoro
Name: Kokoro
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Kokoro is Mitsuru's pistil and formerly Futoshi's. She is the gentlest and most understanding of the Squad 13. Like Hiro, she questions her Squad's purpose in life and longs to find answers to whether or not they can have a life beyond what they've always known.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"I think the boys do just as much as we do. After all, as the wings they have to make sure we don't get hurt. I don't think it would hurt to show them a little more kindness."
Line 2:
"If Hiro is right, and that we can live a life outside the garden... then... then that shouldn't be seen as such a bad thing."

Member Auditions

Xanthe Kingsman
on Aug 7 2020
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MoodyCancer
on Aug 17 2020

4 Shout Outs!
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eminemilie
on Aug 25 2020

2 Shout Outs!
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Futoshi

Futoshi
Name: Futoshi
Gender: Male
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Ikuno's Stamen and formerly Kokoro's. He has a big appetite but an even bigger heart for Kokoro, and is willing to sacrifice his own happiness for her's.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Look at this! I've never built a campfire before."
Line 2:
"You mean mouths are for something besides eating?"

Member Auditions

Omcjr
on Jul 23 2020

1 Shout Out!
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DiegoDelgado
on Aug 1 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Nerevio
on Aug 1 2020

6 Shout Outs!
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RonanHeath
on Aug 25 2020
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Ikuno

Ikuno
Name: Ikuno
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Futoshi's partner and formerly Mitsuru's. Ikuno does not talk much and shares information when she feels the need to, but when she wants to speak her mind she doesn't regret anything she says. She loves reading and studying as much she can.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"I won't give up so easily. I do believe you're the one to taught me that."
Line 2:
"I believe Mitsuru can accomplish the mission better with a new partner. We all want what's best for him and I am no different."

Member Auditions

Xanthe Kingsman
on Aug 7 2020
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CNicole23
on Aug 9 2020

1 Shout Out!
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gracerows
on Aug 10 2020
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MoodyCancer
on Aug 17 2020

4 Shout Outs!
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Mitsuru

Mitsuru
Name: Mitsuru
Gender: Male
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Kokoro's Stamen and formerly Ikuno's. On the surface Mitsuru is nothing more than Hiro's showoff rival, but on the inside is a boy hoping to find redemption when Hiro broke a promise to him.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"You think you can be her partner? You can't even handle being Naomi's partner."
Line 2:
"After all these years... he doesn't care. But... why?"

Member Auditions

Omcjr
on Jul 23 2020

4 Shout Outs!
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Lucian Aryeh
on Aug 7 2020
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Burnwitch
on Aug 25 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Nana

Nana
Name: Nana
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Nana is the Parasite caretaker of Squad 13. She is very caring of the Squad 13 and acts as a mother figure in their lives. This catches the unwanted attention of her superiors but secretly puts the Squad above herself.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"You all are suppose to be working as a team. If you all can't sort things out in your own dorms, then the battlefield will show you no kindness."
Line 2:
"Isn't it funny? I've always seen them as tools, weapons of war. I don't how I see them now, but whatever it is I honestly don't mind it."

Member Auditions

Xanthe Kingsman
on Aug 7 2020
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LadyTheta92
on Aug 20 2020
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Jazzy030
on Aug 20 2020
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KickFate
on Aug 24 2020
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Amani_Geneva
on Aug 25 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Hachi

Hachi
Name: Hachi
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Hachi is the defense commander of the APE Operational Headquarters and was based in Plantation 13. He sometimes visits Squad 13 with Nana but is cold towards them and only refers to them by their numbers. However he does not completely resent them and often gives them advice in the battlefield and in life.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"I know you may not have the proper experience for this fight, but I'm afraid we are running out of time and options."
Line 2:
"You must trust your partner and accept them whole-heartedly."

Member Auditions

jmyrick
on Jul 26 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Nerevio
on Aug 1 2020

4 Shout Outs!
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BrolaireOfAstora
on Aug 5 2020
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BuffaloPrime
on Aug 12 2020
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YuzanYoshida
on Aug 20 2020
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Daniel K.
on Aug 21 2020
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Tyrelmiller
on Aug 22 2020

3 Shout Outs!
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RonanHeath
on Aug 25 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Naomi

Naomi
Name: Naomi
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Hiro's original partner before failing to properly link with her. She is very introverted girl who doesn't speak much. Despite being unable to be Hiro's partner she still wishes the best for him and to Squad 13.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Give these to the others. I don't need them anymore."
Line 2:
"I hope you find your partner, Hiro."

Member Auditions

AshBrown
on Jul 26 2020
Audition not available to the public.
Xanthe Kingsman
on Aug 7 2020
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Lady.Pandemonium
on Aug 18 2020

1 Shout Out!
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KickFate
on Aug 24 2020
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Werner Frank

Werner Frank
Name: Werner Frank
Gender: Male
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
Going by the name of Dr. Franxx, he is the creator of the bio-mechanical weapons called Franxx. His dream in life is to advance the human race as far as humanly possible. His quiet demeanor makes him appear shady. He also has a close connection with Zero Two.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"A word of advice about Zero Two being your partner. Don't let her consume your emotions. Otherwise you will be the one to suffer."
Line 2:
"You have terrible taste."

Member Auditions

CMart352
on Aug 9 2020
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MidnightMan
on Aug 18 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Daniel K.
on Aug 21 2020

1 Shout Out!
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9a

9a
Name: 9a
Gender: Male
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Better known as Alpha to those around him, he is a former squadmate of Zero Two's. He comes across as calm and polite, but he posses a smug-attitude, especially towards Parasites who to him are nothing more than wasteful tools. He and his squad, the 9s, act as APE's official "Police Force."
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"The only reason you all think you're special is because Papa thinks you're special tools."
Line 2:
"Humans have evolved to rid themselves of emotions. It serves zero purpose in life."

Member Auditions

Omcjr
on Jul 23 2020
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WastedAces
on Jul 23 2020

2 Shout Outs!
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Jakscot Voices
on Aug 2 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Lucian Aryeh
on Aug 7 2020
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CMart352
on Aug 9 2020

1 Shout Out!
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BuffaloPrime
on Aug 12 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Daniel K.
on Aug 21 2020
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Tyrelmiller
on Aug 22 2020
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Mr. Whiskey
on Aug 25 2020
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Papa

Papa
Name: Papa
Gender: Male
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
*The character of Papa himself has been reinvented almost as a new character to serve a bigger role.

Papa is the chairman of the APE council and by extension all of known humanity. He is religiously revered by the Parasites as a god, with the exception of Zero Two. He works in conjunction with the rest of APE to ensure the plantations run smoothly and that they are not harmed by Klaxosaurs. He also is in charge of all individuals, plantations, and FRANXX units; what happens to them is almost always a result of his decisions.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"His body is weak, and yet you declare yourself his mate. Such imperfection is what destroyed this world in the first place."
Line 2:
"So the Princess has refused to find perfection? Then I'm afraid she has no purpose anymore."

Member Auditions

Xesber
on Jul 24 2020

2 Shout Outs!
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Tri_Force
on Jul 28 2020

4 Shout Outs!
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Daniel K.
on Aug 21 2020
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Tyrelmiller
on Aug 22 2020

1 Shout Out!
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Burnwitch
on Aug 25 2020

1 Shout Out!
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001

001
Name: 001
Gender: Female
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Known as the Princess of the Klaxosaurs, she is a Klaxo-sapien and is presumed to be the last surviving member of her kind. 001 despises Papa and the rest of the APE council as she knows who they truly are. She doesn't hesitate to resort to violence and murder whenever she feels threatened and uses violence in order to get what she wants, even if she doesn't feel threatened.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Perhaps some lives only shine when in unison with others."
Line 2:
"Decide whether you want to fight or accept your ruin."

Member Auditions

AshBrown
on Jul 26 2020
Audition not available to the public.
gracerows
on Jul 27 2020

3 Shout Outs!
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Xanthe Kingsman
on Aug 9 2020
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LadyTheta92
on Aug 20 2020
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Sooda_kazoochi
on Aug 25 2020

2 Shout Outs!
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