Midori is a character introduced in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Out of the eight starting characters, she is the only one new to the cast (accompanied by four other characters that are available in the shop).


  • She may be cute, but Midori does not mess around when it comes to the electric six-string. From the land of the rising sun, this rising star knows how to rock. You'll be mesmerized by her bubbly rhythms and blown away by her cheerful chords. Studying from the senseis of rock, this prodigy has fans on every coast. - Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades in-game bio.

Midori in one of her alternative outfits

Appearances and Outfits

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock


She has purple hair with two pigtails held with orange pom-pom scrunchies, which whips around frequently and often very quickly, resembling the odango hairstyle. Her clothes are a dark purple cardigan with lavender blouse with stars on the side under, a green belt with a purple and white striped mini skirt, knee high green striped socks and for shoes, purple buckled high heels. She also wears a backpack with as many faces as possible on it, depending on the outfit. She has a smile on her face in many of her outfits, although one of her backpacks has an ax and says, "School's out ... Forever !!!". If you look closely at Midori's heels when in her J-Popstar outfit you can see the bells on both sides of her high heels. Also in Guitar Hero Smash Hits, Midori now wears a sneaker version of the cat bell high heels. In Guitar Hero 3 after you finish to song it will show a picture of your character along with your stats for the song. In every other outfit, Midori (except the J-Popstar Amethyst) she will appear holding a red SG, except for the J-Popstar Amethyst outfit, in which she can be seen holding an Ebony Marauder Gibson.

  • Amethyst: See above.
  • Ruby: She has red hair instead of purple and yellow dress with red trims.
  • Jade: She has greener than purple.
  • Candy: She has hair and pink dress like cotton candy.
  • Apricot (Guitar Hero: Aerosmith only): Orange and white jacket, orange skirt and shoes, and green socks.
  • Leprechaun (Guitar Hero: Aerosmith only): Even more green, but with orange socks.
  • Tickled (Guitar Hero: Aerosmith only): Orange hair, pink and black jacket, red socks, and black shoes.


  • Emerald
  • Aqua
  • Maroon
  • Cream
  • Orchid
  • Blush
Midori pays homage to her country's heritage with this Mount Fuji inspired get-up. Oh yeah, and she thought big green hair is cool too.
—- Shop description

Guitar Hero World Tour

Default Clothing

  • Torso: Popster
  • Pants: Anime
  • Shoes: Cat Bells

Guitar Hero: Metallica

Midori sports a more J-Rock appearance with a green and purple corset with a spider choker, cheer skirt, armbands, lace sleeve on her left arm, bracelets, fishnets, and black go-go's with purple laces and heels. Also, her hair is now back to its natural black color, with green pom poms.

Default Clothing

  • Torso: Bat
  • Pants: Cheer Skirt
  • Shoes: Flower Go-Go's

Default Accessories

  • Left Arm: Lacey's Sleeves
  • Right Arm: Metal Hoops

Guitar Hero: Smash Hits

Midori's outfit is the same outfit from World Tour, except her backpack, and her tights are reddish purple instead of green, and her skirt is black instead of purple.

Guitar Hero: Van Halen

Midori wears the same outfit as seen in Guitar Hero World Tour and Guitar Hero: Smash Hits, but her tights are back to a green color and her skirt is purple again instead of the reddish-purple tights and a black skirt from Smash Hits. Her eyeliner is also green instead of red.

Band Hero

In this appearance, she has transformations and various outfits.

  • Kandy: Her default outfit is more similar to her appearance in Guitar Hero III. Midori has purple hair again and wears it in a cap with a Japanese design. She wears a blue midriff shirt under a pink midriff leather jacket with cuffed jeans and sneakers.
  • Kat Bella: This outfit seems to be based on Lolita jester. Midori wears a half red polka dot, half light green skintight with a star print on the chest rolled up at the sleeves with a white and light green jester choker with bells on the tips of the spikes. She wears a matching skirt with multicolored beads on a chain hung on an oversized white belt. Her hair is a dark purple and held in a high ponytail by two bells, along with a red headband with a small, white top hat. She has white fingerless gloves and matching ankle warmers over red and green hi tops.
  • Nurse M: Midori now has green and aqua striped dress with ruffles at the end under a matching jacket with white crosses on the sides and a skull and crossbones image on her back with two syringes replacing the bones and a stethoscope around her neck. She has Matching tights and high heels similar to the ones she wore in Guitar Hero III. She has white fingerless gloves, and her hair is in two shorts, black pigtails.
  • Tweeny Bopper: Midori sports kind of a teeny bopper appearance with her black hair in long braids with green highlights in the bangs. She also wears a green midriff shirt with several black straps, a small black purse and a green miniskirt with a plaid design.

Guitar Hero Live

While not appearing in the game physically, Midori's name is shown to be one of the nine opponents in GHTV's Premium Shows.

In-game appearances


  • Midori is the Japanese word for "green" (緑), which is poked fun in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, where several in-game outfit descriptions talk about Midori living the "green" (ecofriendly) lifestyle.
  • Midori's name and biography could make her a reference to Midori Goto, a famous Japanese violinist.
  • She was excluded from Guitar Hero 5 for unknown reasons, along with Marcus, Shirley, Matty, Riki, and many others from previous games.
  • Kaiju Megadome (獣 メ ガ ド ム ー ム Kaijū Megadōmu) might be Midori's personal favorite venue in Guitar Hero III as it's set in her home country of Japan.
  • In Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, references are made Midori wrote a book titled Going Green Without Giving Anything Up under her Puffball Cream outfit description.
  • Many players have developed theories as to why she was excluded from Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and replaced with Echo Tesla. One theory is that her warrior form would have been terrifying, like that of Judy Nails or Lars Ümlaüt. Another theory is that she is not the violent, hardcore, warrior type of person like the others are. The latter of the two could also be said about Clive Winston only appearing as a bonus character and not a main character.



Characters of Guitar Hero
Guitar Hero: Axel Steel - Clive Winston - Grim Ripper - Izzy Sparks - Johnny Napalm - Judy Nails - Pandora - Xavier Stone

Guitar Hero II: Casey Lynch - Lars Ümlaüt - Eddie Knox

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock: - Elroy Budvis - God of Rock - Lou - Metalhead - Midori - Slash - Tom Morello

Guitar Hero On Tour: Gunner Jaxon - Memphis Rose

Guitar Hero Aerosmith: Brad Whitford - DMC - Joe Perry - Tom Hamilton

Guitar Hero World Tour: Aaron Steele - Billy Corgan - Hayley Williams - Jimi Hendrix - Johnny Viper - Marcus Fretshredder - Matty Cannz - Nick - Ozzy Osbourne - Riki Lee - Rina - Rockubot - Shirley Crowley - Skeleton - Sting - Ted Nugent - Travis Barker - Zakk Wylde

Guitar Hero Metallica: Fembot - James Hetfield - King Diamond - Kirk Hammett - Lars Ulrich - Lemmy - Robert Trujillo - Zach Harmon

Guitar Hero Modern Hits: Calista Valenz - Simon Grimmsy

Guitar Hero: Smash Hits: Mario Greendale

Guitar Hero: Van Halen: Alex Van Halen - David Lee Roth - Eddie Van Halen - Wolfgang Van Halen

Guitar Hero 5: Carlos Santana - FrankenRocker - Gerald Contest Winner - Golden God - Johnny Cash - Kurt Cobain - Matt Bellamy - Racques Topus - Robbie Lobster - Scrap Heap - Shadow - Shirley Manson

Band Hero: Adam Levine - Adrian Young - Gwen Stefani - Quincy Styles - Taylor Swift - Tom Dumont - Tony Kanal

DJ Hero: DJ AM - DJ Jazzy Jeff - Grandmaster Flash - Z-Trip

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock: Arthas Menethil - Austin Tejas - Demi-God of Rock - Echo Tesla - Minotaur

NPCs: The Bassist - Bret Michaels - The Drummer - The Female Singer - Joey Kramer - The Keyboardist - The Rhythm Guitarist - The Male Singer - Steven Tyler - The Singer - The Disc jockey