- See also: No. 9 GOLEM (boss)
|“||Ooooh, you gonna kill me? Go ahead... our mitochondria will have the last laugh! Hehheh!
No. 9 was the first human/ANMC created to help keep the ANMC under control and to hunt down escaped ones or staff in the case of Fred Bowman. No. 9 was previously a human who requested Neo Ark to transform him into a NMC, but unlike other test subjects, he paid the scientists to retain most of his human intelligence and memories. The transformation still leaves him slightly mad, however, evidenced by his insane laughter and actions.
No. 9 claims to be a "Hunter" like Aya for Neo Ark. He uses two types of blades, a machete that he occasionally ignites in flame by first rubbing some sort of flammable liquid on it, and a Gunblade, which can be obtained by the player. He also wears two different kinds of outfits, one with a black kevlar vest and the other with a yellow tactical vest. He rides a large motorcycle 1600ccs or larger.
He then engages Aya in the town of Dryfield in the Mojave Desert. When Aya calls him for a murderer for him killing people at the tower, No. 9 claims he "saved" Los Angeles that night. At a fight, he claims he "gets it now" and says that Aya is connected to someone called "Eve". He is then combusted by Aya's awakening powers and disappears.
The final encounter with No. 9 occurs in the Pod Service Gantry as he is about to enact his plan and appears to be helped by Kyle Madigan, but Kyle shoots him in an act of betrayal, causing him to be eaten by the large Pupa NMC instead of Eve.
- (maniacal laughter)
- "Q&A time, huh? I'm a Hunter, jus' like you!"
- "This is your life, little girl! Here, come and take it... If you can!"
- "I'm just like you, little girl. We both hunt, that we may live."
- "Okay... NOT!" (Aya asks No. 9 to let Eve go)
- "So, as I was saying... I'd love to tarry with you, missy, but I got bigger fish to fry."
- "Eh? Ah, I forgot to express my sincere gratitude to you! Thanks to you taking down the barrier, I got my queen. I owe ya one!"
- "The fate of the world is, as they say, in my hands!"
- "Humans are an evolutionary dead end, they just can't see it."
- "Madigan... You... You traitor!"
- "Madigan, you fool... I'll take you all out with me! Hunh? H-Help!" (dying)