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Rival-chan
Rival-chan near a tree
Student Info
Role Student,
Test Rival (formerly)
Class None
Club None
Persona None
Crush Senpai
Strength Invincible
Appears Never (disabled)

Rival-chan was a placeholder stand-in for Osana Najimi, the first official rival.[1]

Rival-chan existed because at some point in 2015, YandereDev was not satisfied with her appearance as the original Osana Najimi. This version of Osana "didn't look tsundere enough", so Osana's old appearance became Rival-chan. Rival-chan was in the game as a placeholder model, as she was not fully implemented, while Osana has a new appearance and retains her tsundere personality. [2] She no longer exists in the game and is now the character model for Raibaru Fumetsu.

Appearance

Rival-chan was an extremely short girl and was currently the shortest character in the game. She had flushed cheeks, a soft smile, orange-amber eyes, and pale skin. Her yellow-orange hair was worn in two slightly curled pigtails. To keep her hair up, she wore ruffled pink and white polka-dotted scrunchies and a purple ribbon. She wore the default female school uniform, unless customized by the player, and black shoes with white loose socks.

In Yandere Vision, Rival-chan had a red outline.

Routine

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Rival-chan is outlined red.

Rival-chan did not have a programmed routine. In April 2015, YandereDev said that she would walk around,[3] but that was before Osana's original appearance became Rival-chan's.[2] She stood by the closest cherry tree to the left of the fountain in the plaza.

Purpose

She was originally implemented to test the rival outline.[4] Because she had no AI, sending a picture or panty shot of Rival-chan to Info-chan would do nothing, as Info-chan wouldn't recognize her.

YandereDev called her "indestructible", as apparently many players have tried to kill her to no avail.[5]

Other Scenes

She appeared in the spin-off game Yandere Clicker back when she was named Osana Najimi. Her face was used for the "Imouto" option, described as "A kawaii Imouto who will stab Senpai for you". However, she was not Senpai's sister and should not be mistaken as such.[6] She also makes a small cameo in the "April Fools Parody Trailer", where her photos appear on the corkboard. Knives through Rival-chan's head hold the photos up.

She makes another cameo in "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder", where Rival-chan was hunted down by Ayano Aishi through the woods and eventually killed.

Rival-chan is a main character in the video "Indestructible Rival" and its sequel, "Indestructible Rival 2", where Ayano unsuccessfully tries to kill her in multiple ways, giving up after.

Trivia

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Rival-chan in the Challenges Menu. January 3rd, 2016.

  • She was unaffected by any Easter Eggs or the Demonic Ritual.
  • She was the only unprogrammed NPC whose uniform will change according to the player's choices.
  • Before the November 15th, 2015 Build, she always stood by the first cherry tree by the school entrance. She was moved to the plaza in the November 15th, 2015 Build.
  • If the player pressed Space, Rival-chan would cycle through several animations. This feature was removed when Yandere Simulator began to run in Unity 2017.
  • She made multiple cameos in the Challenges Menu, where she is shown as the target of every elimination method.
  • Rival-chan's 3D model is available on the Unity Asset store, and her model is named Satomi Makise.
    • From the September 1st, 2017 Build to the April 2nd, 2018 Build, players could load students with her hairstyle.
  • Rival-chan made a small cameo in the Gaming Club by appearing on the stealth game, being stalked by Oka Ruto.
  • The reason why her hairstyle was added into game files JSON and Pose Mode were because a fan wanted to pose her.[7]
    • It has been removed as of the April 2nd, 2018 Build.
  • If you press the H key multiple times, Ayano will wear her hairstyle.
  • She was disabled and re-enabled several times during development.
    • She was accidentally disabled in the July 1st, 2019 build, but was later restored in the July 3rd, 2019 build.
    • She was re-disabled in the July 18th, 2019 build because Raibaru Fumetsu was currently in development.
    • She was restored in the June 15th, 2020 build and subsequently disabled again in the July 1st, 2020 build.
  • On July 15th, 2019, it was confirmed that her design is going to be used for the Mysterious Obstacle, Raibaru Fumetsu. Once the build that features Raibaru and Osana is downloadable, she will be talking, interacting and walking.

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