390-H (Hope is the name she calls herself) is the main protagonist of République. A Pre-Cal, she has been scheduled for "Recalibration" for reading contraband material, and seeks to escape the Metamorphosis facility.
Hope has dark brown hair, and large, gray blue eyes. During the entire game she wears a grey tracksuit as well as a collar with pink lights, which is also worn by the majority of the people living in Methamorphosis.
Hope starts off as a rather scared girl, with only the "hope" to get out supplied via the Player. Having no previous encounter with violence, she is quite squeamish and would rather avoid an actual conflict, or to watch a conflict. She instantly breaks down after coming upon the Librarian once he's found dead, and is nearly unwilling to watch the video recorded before his own death. Through the player's decisions, later on her personality can be shifted as well. If you act violently, and pick options that would take away from her innocence, she will pick a more violent option if you let her choose during the second decision.
Even after you frame Cooper during "Episode 3: Ones and Zeroes", she hesitantly runs away while crying, only recovering once the rain, which she's never felt before, hit her skin.
It is unknown any past experience from Hope except that she's a Pre-Cal, waiting for a Re-calibration. Hope made a call thinking it was Frederick Cooper, but instead it ended up being The Player. From here, Mireille Prideaux arrived and took Hope away to a cell, which from here, the player helps her get out of Metamorphosis.
In "Episode 4: God's Acre" it's revealed that in that episode we didn't really help the real Hope but rather a clone of her. In "Episode 5: Terminus" we get back to the real Hope and find out that hope herself is a clone meant for storing massive amounts of data in her DNA at her birth. Later, regardless of the player's decision, she jumps off the ship where the arrival was taking place to avoid letting anyone else use her, thus foiling Kenichiro Treglazov's plans to rule the world through the Internet. It is unclear whether she dies after falling to the water or not.
Some theories support that she was indeed saved after letting go of the phone, but the developers never confirmed what happened after the connection is lost.
Hope, a name that she calls to herself, is the mirrored version of her alias; 390-H (H-093).
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