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RedemptionTabby
The World R:2 Name(s) Tabby
R:2 Gender(s) Female
R:2 Race(s) Lei Tribe
R:2 Class(es) Tribal Grappler
Guild Member(s)? Twilight Brigade
Paw Pad Squadron
Real Name Moe Kubo
Real Life Gender Female
First Appearance .hack//Roots
Age In First Appearance 16
English Voice Actor(s) Maryke Hendrikse (.hack//Roots)
Stephanie Sheh (.hack//G.U.)
Japanese Voice Actor(s) Megumi Toyoguchi


"I... I want to help Shino! And Haseo!"
— Tabby —


Tabby (タビー, Tabī) is a Tribal Grappler, a former member of the Twilight Brigade, and Guildmaster of the Paw Pad Squadron.



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Appearance

Tabby's avatar is that of a young catgirl with long chestnut hair. She wears a short skirt, a very skimpy pink top and a green jewel covering her navel. Her character is based around the cat girl archetype and she has cat ears and a tail-like ponytail. During combat, she wields a rare set of cat claws that were given to her by Shino. Her wave tattoos are located on her face.

Personality

Tabby has a fairly hyper personality. She seems to enjoy her catgirl appearance and frequently uses cat noises to express emotion. She spends a lot of her time pestering others until she gets a response; generally Haseo, Nazo Grunty, or her mentor Sakisaka. Despite the sometimes cold reactions she gets, she seems to have an unending supply of optimism, and is almost always in a cheerful mood. Even when she's in a bad mood she tries to disguise it by pretending to be cheerful, an act that Haseo and Sakisaka usually fall for. Her emotional control, however is not limitless, as seen by sudden outbursts of anger when shes had enough.

Offline

Basic Info

Tabby's is a 16 year old schoolgirl named Moe Kubo. She has a bad relationship with the rest of her family, especially her older sister, who as well as being smarter and better than her in school, she has to compete with for attention. Because of this, she doesn't think that anyone believes in her, but Wool reassures her shortly after meeting Kuhn for the first time.

By the end of Roots, it is revealed that Tabby is probably planning to become a nurse as a way to help Shino in real life.

History

.hack//Roots

Tabby

Tabby getting the Feline Soul from Shino.

Tabby was found by Shino while she was still a newbie. Shino took it upon herself to teach Tabby about the basics of the game, and eventually invited her into the Twilight Brigade, making her the first new member in awhile. There, Tabby was introduced to Sakisaka, who became the member in charge of her well being as well as Haseo, who joined shortly after her. Tabby became interested in both Haseo and Shino, but found it difficult to find out much about either of them. When the Twilight Brigade fought against TaN in Coite-Bodher Battlefield and Inverted City Megin Fi, Tabby was the only one who actually enjoyed the aftermath, basking in the fame and notoriety that her Guild had. Her happiness soon faded when the Twilight Brigade was disbanded, due to the sudden disappearance of its leader Ovan.

Realizing that neither Haseo nor Shino were interested in getting close to her, Tabby latched onto Sakisaka, and together they formed the Paw Pad Squadron. But even this didn't last as he decided to quit the game along with some of his real life friends. Her loneliness only increased after Shino was defeated by Tri-Edge and turned into a Lost One. This event made Haseo even more distant to her. Looking for her place in the game, Tabby was eventually introduced to the player Kuhn whose attitude seems to have rubbed off on Tabby. Through Kuhn she was able to befriend some newbies named Cashmere and Wool, who began looking to her as a sort of big sister.

Tabby's Training

Tabby training with her Teacher Sakisaka.

After some encouraging by Phyllo and a new friend named Seisaku, Tabby decided that her purpose in the game was to help Haseo. However, she had no idea how to help him, and Haseo shrugged off all her attempts to get close to him, making her more depressed then ever. Hideyo eventually drove Seisaku away from Tabby after their guild was killed in an attempt to help Haseo fight off a group of PKers organized by Bordeaux. Tabby wandered in depression, until she met Saburou, who tried to cheer her up. The conversation led to Haseo, and Tabby told Saburou that he was a good person at heart. Saburou refused to believe this, so Tabby told her about Shino. Tabby said that Haseo was only trying to help Shino, but the conversation suddenly turned against her, when Saburou asked what Tabby was doing for Shino herself.

Distressed, Tabby ran off to seek advice from Phyllo, who said that Haseo was no longer willing to listen to him and that she was probably the only one who could bring him back. Taking his advice to heart she decided that it was time she started acting on her own as well. Rejecting Seisaku's offer to start a relationship, she finally met with Haseo who had recently been sent back to level one by Azure Kite's Data Drain.

His ego deflated, he told Tabby about Phyllo's death. She tells him that he really is the only one who can save Shino. Haseo implies that he is not the only one. Realizing that Haseo was trying to fix things inside of the game, Tabby told Haseo that she was going to enroll in nursing school so that she could find a cure for Shino on the outside. Haseo told her that by the time she finished school he'd have already rescued Shino, but that she should do what she wanted. Having gained Haseo's support, Tabby proceeded to quit the game, eager to start proving herself in the real world.

.hack//G.U. Games

During Reminisce, Tabby is mentioned by both Hideyo and Seisaku to Haseo. Tabby returns to R:2 in Redemption and joins Haseo's party upon entering the 50th floor of the Forest of Pain event. She tells Haseo that it's her last day in The World, and will be leaving it. In an email to Haseo after the 50th Floor of the Forest of Pain, she hints that she may not be done playing the game.

.hack//Link

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Trivia

  • Tabby's Japanese VA Megumi Toyoguchi also does the voices of Mimiru from SIGN and Sakubo from Rebirth.
  • Tabby met Haseo in the real world when she visited Shino in the hospital. However she was too shy to introduce herself as Tabby, and Haseo never realized who she really was.
  • Tabby's's name [1] is derived from a fur pattern predominant in many species of felines.
  • Tabby's starting weapons are the Feline Soul Gauntlets Shino gave her in Roots. Perhaps due to the nostalgia of these happy times, she refuses to equip any others, or possibly because they're cat themed, adding with her obsession.
  • Tabby appears to have started using Sakisaka's catchphrase, as she uses it when Haseo meets up with her in the Forest of Pain.
  • Megumi Toyoguchi is mis-credited as Tabby's English Voice Actress in the Max Affection Event during Redemption.
  • Tabby's English and Japanese Voice Actresses from Roots, Maryke Hendrikse and Megumi Toyoguchi respectively, would go on to voice the character Revy from the "Black Lagoon" anime series a few years after the end of Roots.
Haseo's party members.
Alkaid Antares Atoli Asta (Temp) Azure Balmung
Azure Kite Azure Orca Bordeaux Endrance Gaspard
IYOTEN (Temp) Kaede Kuhn Matsu Natsume
Pi Piros the 3rd Sakubo Shino Silabus
Tabby Yata Zelkova

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