Lily Rank is a gameplay mechanic first introduced in Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 and also appears on Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory as well as their remakes. It determines the level of trust and love between characters. The Lily Rank between each characters can affect certain things within the game. This includes the storyline and endings. Certain levels of Lily Rank can also unlock the ability to develop certain items and see certain events.
Lily Ranks never decrease, and the rank is permanent once obtained, although there are certain exceptions for certain characters.
Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2Edit
The Lily Rank system is centralized on Nepgear's friendship between other characters. Lily Ranks between Nepgear and a character can be increased via seeing certain Chirper events or by winning battles.
There are 5 Lily Ranks:
Hyperdimension Neptunia VictoryEdit
The Lily Rank system is also featured in Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, and is largely identical to the Lily Rank system used in mk2.
Unlike in Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, Lily Ranks can only be raised by having the characters participate in battle and are not tied into the storyline. While in mk2 the Lily Ranks are centralized to Nepgear, in Victory the Lily Rank is extended to the entire party in a many-to-many relationship, but is displayed as a one-to many relationship on the relationship screen.
There is a trophy for maxing each character's Lily Rank. While the Lily Rank can be raised up to around Level 10, the "Love" symbol Lily Rank can be reached at Level 8.
The process of raising the Lily Rank can be shortened by equiping disks infused with chips that have a Lily Rank effect.
The term "Lily" in Lily Rank is a reference to Yuri (百合) as the Lily Rank system depicts the strong love between female characters.