|“||Welcome... to my beloved city. I–or we machine lifeforms, I suppose–have a keen interest in humanity. Love. Family. Religion. War. The more human records I unearth, the more I am charmed by their complexity. (...) I seek to learn and adopt all facets of humanity! Some desired love! Others family! Only then did I realize the truth... The core of humanity... is conflict. They fight. Steal. Kill. THIS is humanity in its purest form!||„|
|~ Adam to 2B before the battle in the copied city|
Adam (アダム Adamu) is one of the main antagonists of NieR: Automata. He is a core unit of the machine network and the older brother of Eve.
He first appears when 2B and 9S explore the cave beneath the ruins of the housing complex in the desert. After 2B destroys some of the machines in this cave they form a cocoon-like structure and give birth to Adam. The newly born Adam does not move at all in the beginning but evolves the longer 2B fights him. After a hard fight, 2B and 9S manage to stab and critically wound Adam. From this wound, Eve is born.
Later Adam is fought alongside Eve in the alien base beneath the city. He explains that the aliens, who created the machines, were killed by them once the intelligence of the machine network surpassed those of the aliens. He also expresses his interest in humanity for the first time.
Adams last battle is against 2B in his copied city. It becomes apparent that Adams has become obsessed with humans to a point where he is willing to sever his connection to the machine network to experience how it feels to fight for his life on the line. This mistake costs him his life as 2B manages to overpower him.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-B, likely 7-A
Origin: Nier: Automata
Age: Two months at the time of his death
Classification: Humanoid Machine, Machine Leader
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Telekinesis, Matter Manipulation (Created the Copied City, an entire city made of crystallized silicon and carbon), Energy Manipulation (Can attack using streams and balls of energy), Intangibility (Can turn into Energy for a short duration of time), Teleportation, Explosion Manipulation (Can make objects controlled by his telekinesis explode), Reactive Evolution, Barrier Creation (Can create Barriers which shield him from all kinds of damage and additionally either reflect long range attacks or bounce back close combat attacks), Immortality (Type 8; Cannot die as long as the machine network exists), Can transfer his consciousness into the machine network, Can remote control all machine lifeforms connected to the network (very likely since Eve could do the same), Gravity Manipulation (A basic trait of machine lifeforms)
Striking Strength: At least City Class, likely Mountain Class
Stamina: Virtually Inexhaustible (Is a core unit of the machine network and can thus drain energy from it)
Range: Multiple Meters with close combat attacks, Hundreds of meters with energy balls, likely several kilometers with matter manipulation (Created the Copied City)
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Supergenius (Has the knowledge of the entire machine network, can learn and memorize anything instantly)
Weaknesses: His connection to the machine network can be severed by hacking. His desire to become as human as possible lead him to sever the connection to the machine network to experience a battle to the death.