The cast of ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'':

!![[MyHeroZero Our Heroes/]][[PhlebotinumRebel The 00-Team]]
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'''Joe Shimamura''', aka Cyborg 009.
->Voiced by: Hiroyuki Oota (early films- 1966, 1967), KatsujiMori (1968 series, credited as "Setsuya Tanaka"), Creator/KazuhikoInoue (1979 series and 1980 film), Walter Carroll (1980 film - English dub), Creator/TakahiroSakurai (2001 series), Creator/JoshuaSeth (2001 series- English dub, except episodes 5 and 9), Creator/DerekStephenPrince (2001 series- English dub, episodes 5 and 9), Creator/TakeshiKusao (2009 CD dramas), Creator/AkiraKamiya (Radio dramas), Creator/MamoruMiyano (2012 movie), Main/IrwinDaayan (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

TheHero and most advanced of the nine cyborgs, with a more powerful body and his semi-unique [[SuperSpeed Acceleration Mode]], which enabled him to move at [[TimeStandsStill incredible speeds]] via a switch hidden in one of his teeth. Very sensitive and compassionate, he sometimes wound up juggling the HeroBall while trying to avoid [[ShootTheDog difficult decisions]].

* AcePilot
* AdaptationDyeJob: Joe seems to get a new hair color with every new anime adaptation despite the manga clearly describing him as having "chestnut" hair (simplified to "brown" in Tokyopop's release), although Ishinomori later refers to him as a "blond" in the Aztec arc. In the early Toei films and '68 series, he has black hair. In the '79 series, his hair changed to a dirty mustard-like blond. He finally received brown hair in the ''Legend of the Super Galaxy'' film and 2001 series, only for it to be switched to a gingery orange shade in the 2012 movie.
** His eye color can shift as well. Ishinomori's earliest colored artwork gave him blue eyes, only for his irises to then be depicted black, and then as brown in even later artwork. The animated adaptations vary between giving him brown eyes or red.
* ArtEvolution: Started out with large, innocent-looking eyes in the early manga artwork and was drawn looking a bit younger. Ishinomori's style gradually evolved to have him appear a little more mature.
* BadassDriver
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Japanese, with the ethnicity of his father unknown. The manga goes as far as to state that Joe was bullied for his "half-breed" status by those around him, and wound up becoming a delinquent ''because'' of the discrimination that he faced.
** The biracial aspect is unfortunately absent in both the '60s and 2001 incarnations, although the '79 series retained both this and Joe's delinquent history when it stated that Joe wound up at Kurihama for getting in a fight when protecting a fellow "half-breed" friend.
* CartwrightCurse: [[spoiler: Helen, Princess Tamara (from "Legend of the Super Galaxy"), and Helena/Artemis die, Princess Ixquic is [[FateWorseThanDeath stranded in time]] in the anime and dead/deactivated in the manga. Only Francoise (and Jet, if you like your HoYay) are immune.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Is forced to throw away a part of his naīvete as time goes on, but does his best to remain gentle and compassionate without losing his backbone.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: His father is never acknowledged. In the 2001 series, his mother [[spoiler:died when he was a baby, right after entrusting him to a priest.]] This plays out similarly in the manga, [[spoiler: where Joe admits to having never known either of his parents, although he sees a vision of his mother during his final battle with Black Ghost.]]
** In the continuity of the 2007 SkullMan anime, its heavily implied that [[spoiler:Joe's father is Hayato Mikogami, the second man to become the titular Skull Man. Who, as it happens, [[LukeIAmYourFather gets resurrected as Black Ghost in the series finale]].]]
* [[{{Delinquents}} Delinquent]]: Actually started up like this in the manga, before Black Ghost captured him. His delinquent past was kept in the 1979 anime series, but removed in the other animated adaptations.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Aside from his more youthful-looking design in the early manga, Joe was prone to use "ore" in the earliest printings to denote his rough past and former delinquency. Ishinomori later had him using "boku" in later arcs and some reprints, which carries over to the anime adaptations.
* TheHero: Maybe one of the best examples in anime (provided the episode isn't centered on the other cyborgs.)
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Getting catapulted into the BadFuture will do that to you.]]
* JackOfAllStats: Has the highest base specs as a cyborg amongst the 00-Numbers, but the others all beat him out in specific areas.
* JapaneseDelinquents: Was one in the original manga and some adaptations (such as the 1979 one).
* LightningBruiser: Very powerful and ''very'' fast.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Starts the 2012 film with this, though he's aware that he's not entirely human. [[spoiler:Due to his age and how cyborgs age, it's just easier to erase his memory and have him relive high school every three years.]]
* MundaneUtility: Can be seen using his acceleration to get fresh ingredients to 006's restaurant, at one point.
* NotHimself: Happens twice; first during the Ixquic incident, and later during [[spoiler:The Yomi Arc. He also starts the 2012 movie this way.]]
* OrphanageOfLove: Lived in one of these in the 2001 series. [[spoiler: Until the owner, a Catholic priest, is gunned down after he finds out that some of the orphans he used to shelter were ''not'' HappilyAdopted, but used as guinea pigs by Black Ghost. Joe finds the corpse, is mistaken as the murderer ''and'' gets caught by Black Ghost while trying to escape from the police.]]
* PeekABangs: A trademark.
* SaveTheVillain: Attempts this more than once. [[spoiler:Always fails.]]
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler: He winds up having to do this to Kubikuro.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: He's actually more of a {{Jerkass}} towards everyone in earlier adaptations (specially the 60's anime). In the 2001 version, he's a NiceGuy right from the start.
* TimeStandsStill: How he perceives the world while accelerated. [[spoiler: The "Frozen Time" chapter in the manga and its adaptation in the '01 anime leaves him stuck like this for a while. It's nightmarish for him.]] Depending on the adaptation, he also can't hear or touch anything 'normal' for collateral damage reasons, in this state.

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'''Ivan Whisky''', aka Cyborg 001.
->Voiced by: Kyoko Toriyama (early films- 1966, 1967), Fuyumi Shiraishi (1968 series and 1980 film) Sachiko Chijimatsu (1979 series), Mary Malone (1980 film- English dub), Creator/KanaUeda (2001 series), R. Martin Klein (2001 series- English dub; credited as "Bob Marx"), Katsue Miwa (2009 CD dramas), Creator/SakikoTamagawa (2012 movie), Maru Guzman (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

A small Russian baby with incredible PsychicPowers - in fact, he was likely the most powerful of the lot, but ''using'' them left him exhausted, and he could only use them to their fullest after sleeping for two weeks. Played the ChessMaster at times, [[TheStrategist co-ordinating attacks]] and [[EnemyScan providing the enemy's weaknesses]].

* AdaptationDyeJob: Started the manga with hair that varied between light brown or a bright blond, but it was quickly changed to silver. The silver hair carries over to the animated adaptations, except for the first three films(the '60s films by Yuko Serigawa and "Legend of the Super Galaxy") where his hair was reverted to the light brown that it appeared as in some of the early artwork.
* BerserkButton: Calling him 'just an infant'.
* BlessedWithSuck: Cyborgs don't age, at least not like humans do. Ivan Whisky knows that. It may take him years, even ''decades'', before he becomes a more or less [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld self-sufficient kid]].
* BlindingBangs: Though his eyes are occasionally exposed in the manga and in the '79 series. He lacks the bangs in RE: and the Archaia graphic novel.
* BrainyBaby - GooGooGodlike
* TheChessMaster
* CreepyChild: One or twice skirts the line, but thankfully it's not very common.
* DeadpanSnarker: To Joe in the 1st episode of the 2001 series
* DependingOnTheArtist: The style of his exposed eyes really vary throughout the manga, perhaps due to them being a sporadic occurrence and Ishinomori forgetting how they looked. They also vary throughout the "Conclusion: God's War" manga, due to two different artists having worked on it (Masato Hayase and Sugar Sato).
* HairColorDissonance: His hair often appears more on the teal or blue side in the 2001 series, although it seems to be intended to be silver as in the manga artwork.
* HeavySleeper: JustifiedTrope due to his weak body. He spends fifteen days asleep each month, and then stays awake for just as long.
* [[spoiler:IllBoy: Was born with a fatal illness in the 2001 continuity and the Archaia continuity, which is why he was made into a cyborg.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Becomes this as the manga progresses, and especially in the 2001 anime continuity where he was frozen for 40 years.
* PsychicPowers:
** BarrierWarrior
** EnemyScan
** MindControl (only used in the manga)
** MindOverMatter
** {{Telepathy}}
** TeleportersAndTransporters
** PsychicLink
* RussianGuySuffersMost: Of course!
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His surname is spelled "Wisky" in the Archaia continuity. His given name is also sometimes seen as "Iwon" in merchandise, due to the difficulties of rendering "Ivan" in Japanese and then translating it back to English.
* StockForeignName
* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond His Months]]

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'''Jet Link''', aka Cyborg 002.
->Voiced by: Ryo Ishihara (early films and 1968 series), Creator/KeiichiNoda (1979 series and 1980 film), Don Pomes (1980 film- English dub), ShowtaroMorikubo (2001 series), Creator/KirkThornton (2001 series- English dub; credited as "Sparky Allen"), Creator/HideyukiHori (2009 CD dramas), Creator/DaisukeOno (2012 movie), Ricardo Mendoza (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub).

A FieryRedhead from New York City, he used to be part of a gang before getting into just a little too much trouble and winding up with Black Ghost. In addition to being able to fly via rocket engines in the soles of his feet, he possessed the prototype [[SuperSpeed Accelerator]], underscoring his [[TheLancer relationship]] with Joe. Kind of looks like [[HomeMovies Brendon Small]].

* AccidentalMurder: In the manga and the 1979 anime adaptation, a skirmish with a rival gang unexpectedly turned lethal when the switchblades came out. (This is where he gets picked up by Black Ghost.) Although this was initially to be kept in the 2001 anime, {{Bowdlerization}} hit in order to make it more kid-friendly and his origin was toned down to have him not stab anyone, but still be on the run from cops due to his delinquency.
** The Archaia continuity has him stated to have been a homeless street punk who stabbed a man that had attempted to mug him.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Compare the Jet of the manga and the anime series to the one in the 2012 film and the Archaia graphic novel, and there's a drastic overhaul in his appearance, with him becoming a more conventionally-attractive blond man (see notes in "Gag Nose").
** A pachinko game that predated RE: depicted him with long red hair and a toned-down nose, although it was still realistically prominent.
* AdaptationDyeJob: He pretty much is always a redhead in Ishinomori's color art, save for the color edition of the "Mythos" arc where his hair sometimes appeared as a dirty blond. He was changed to brunet in the first two Toei films. Otherwise, his red hair was retained- up until 009 RE: Cyborg and the American comic book adaptation, which changed it to blond.
** His eyes are either brown or blue, depending on the given adaptation. The '79 series, "Legend of the Super Galaxy", RE:, and Archaia favored the blue-eyed look, while the 2001 series went with brown. Ishinomori usually gave him blue eyes in the colorspreads, although he also would paint the eyes brown at times as well.
* TheAce: In the GaryStu-style stories he tells to his young friend Jimmy in the 2001 series, at least.
** In the actual story however, he almost borders on being a RenaissanceMan. Combining all of his different incarnations he's been a football player, a bullfighter, a race car driver, a fighter pilot/NSA agent, a private detective, and a Broadway dancer.
* AnArmAndALeg: His legs tend to blow up on him quite often, and he got his arm torn off in the '79 series. [[spoiler: And in "Conclusion: God's War", he loses both his legs (along with a good deal of his lower half) not once, but TWICE within the arc. The novel version amps things up by also having him lose both of his arms by the end.]]
* ArtEvolution: Ishinomori initially drew him with slightly shorter hair, a protruding upper lip, and much wider eyes. His hair lengthened throughout the arcs, and his eyes quickly became more narrow in shape. His nose also increased in length, although the last few manga stories seemed to reduce his nose size, as well as tone down his hair a little.
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Thanks to his GagNose, long hair, and dark narrow eyes he tends to resemble a bird. Quite fitting for the flying cyborg!
* AwesomeMcCoolname: ''Jet Link''. Doubles as a [[MeaningfulName Meaningful/Ironic Name]].
* BashBrothers: With Albert and Joe.
* BigBrotherMentor: To his little New York City friend Jimmy and a bunch of esper children.
* BoisterousBruiser: Especially in light of the fact that the other 3 1st generation Cyborgs all originally had major drawbacks in the '01 version. (001's abilities drained too much of his energy, and 003 and 004 originally rejected their implants.)
* ButNotTooForeign: He's specified to be an Italian-American in later media, such as the 2001 anime and the CR Pachinko game that was released in 2011. Prior to this, he was merely stated to be an American with no exact ethnicity [[note]]Although with the "West Side Story" references in his original backstory, his ethnicity may also be up for debate as the Jets are either Polish-Americans or Italian-Americans depending on the adaptation. However, since Ishinomori did not detail a specific ethnicity, fans mostly had to guess what working-class background he had to be from.[[/note]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Compare the selfish, whiny JerkAss from the beginning of the 2001 version, who bitches everyone out because he just wants to bash Black Ghost... with the strong, loyal JerkWithAHeartOfGold of the second part who ''cries'' when [[spoiler:he urges the esper children to defend themselves from their oppressors]] ''and'', in the GrandFinale, [[spoiler:is willing to die rather than abandon Joe to his luck]].
** As far as the manga goes, Jet ''started'' out more laid-back and optimistic, but eventually became a bit more weary and temperamental by the time of the '80s in at least two stories, though he still generally remained one of the more mature and level-headed team members. His memorable blow-up in "Cyborg Soldier, For Whom Do You Fight?" might have been the seed for his hot-headed later portrayals.
* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: He can lift eight fully grown people (and 001) and [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/c8bde95962f0cc7b1c4f3d9d0e3fd6cb/tumblr_mlqn52i9RO1r6o2d6o1_500.jpg still fly.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* [[{{Delinquents}} Delinquent]]: Was a StreetUrchin before Black Ghost got to him.
* DependingOnTheWriter: The manga played Jet off as a more laid-back, easygoing guy, although he began to show some strain during the late '70s and early '80s. In the 1979 anime, while he still kept some of his chill personality, he also had a little more edge and memorably [[BerserkButton flew off the handle at G.B. and Albert over his gang being insulted]]. The 2001 version of Jet, as mentioned above, started out as more of a cocky, hot-headed JerkAss and was played as a sort of rival type for both Joe and Albert, then mellowed out as time passed. In addition to this, the writers for the English dub of the '01 series tended to try to done down some of his {{Jerkass}} moments to make him sound a little ''less'' rude.
** His age is also subject to variation; the earlier adaptations stated him to be 22, while the 2001 version has him as merely 18 when he's captured by Black Ghost. In the manga, Ishinomori never gave a concrete age for the most of the 00 cyborgs, so [[VagueAge Jet could just as well fall around that range]].
%% * FragileSpeedster: Probably the most fragile of the 00-Numbers, which leads to him either getting blown out of the sky easily or losing a limb.
* [[spoiler: HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: In "Conclusion: God's War", ''twice''.]]
* HotBlooded: VERY much.
* GagNose: And holy shit HOW. A gag is even made about it in the '01 series, when it gets ''bit''.
** Averted in the American reboot. His switch to being a blonde with [[CleopatraNose a normally-sized aquiline nose]] angered some fans. It's also far less prominent in the 2012 movie, though it's still pointier than normal.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pretty much this in his incarnations from 2001 and on, although his 1979 and manga incarnations can have their abrasive moments too.
* LethalChef: Witnessed to be this in the 2001 anime, due to refusing [[TeamChef Chang's]] lessons. Whoops.
* TheLancer: To Joe
* RedOniBlueOni: Again, he's the Red to either Joe or Albert's Blue. And to Francoise, to a degree.

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'''Francoise Arnoul''', aka Cyborg 003.
->Voiced by: Judy Ongg (early films- 1966, 1967) HirokoSuzuki (1968 series), Creator/KazukoSugiyama (1979 series and 1980 film), Michelle Hart (1980 film- English dub), Creator/SatsukiYukino (2001 series), Creator/DorothyEliasFahn (2001 series- English dub; credited as "Midge Mayes"), Creator/MachikoToyoshima (2009 CD dramas), Creator/ChiwaSaito (2012 movie), Ilia Gil (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub).

A French ballerina who was given [[SuperSenses vastly enhanced hearing and sight]], making her great at surveillance... [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway if not so good at the whole direct combat thing]] ([[HeroicSelfDeprecation and she painfully knows it]]). Depending on the adaptation, she ranges from TheChick to ActionGirl; however, she always serves as TheHeart of the team and Joe's LoveInterest (the only one immune to the whole CartwrightCurse thing...)

* ActionGirl: It's worth noting that, as thin as she looks, she ''did'' get a full-body rebuild, and while her specialty isn't suited for battle, she can more than handle her own.
** Not to mention, she was a ballerina (aspirant in some version, a full-pro in others). Dancers of all kinds tend to be very fit and, even if not ripped, they're physically stronger than they look. BG likely rebuilt her following her basic body shape ''and'' the bulk she already had.
** DanceBattler: Well shown in the 68 series, where she kicks ass [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery in an ornate ballerina outfit]] while hearing [[HiddenWeapons ballet shoes with hidden blades]].
* AdaptationDyeJob: Her hair is usually blonde, but was depicted as a reddish-brown in the '60s Toei films and the '68 series, as light brown in the 1980 film and in some of Ishinomori's early colorspreads, and as ginger in 009 RE: Cyborg. She also has ginger hair in the American graphic novel.
** Her eyes tend to vary between either being blue or green.
* [[spoiler: AnArmAndALeg: Has her right arm ripped from her body in the manga version of "Conclusion: God's War". It necessitates her having to get it replaced with a [[ArtificialLimbs rather obvious robotic limb]], one that bears a bullet-firing hand much like Albert's.]]
* ArtEvolution: Initially didn't wear her headband, had differently-styled eyes, and had much longer brown hair. Ishinomori decided on giving her a headband mid-"Birth" arc and tweaked her eyes. When he went back to write her origin for the revised version of the "Birth" arc, she appears already wearing her headband- which vanishes for a while after Joe first meets her (due to those scenes being the first to feature her).
* BattleCouple: With Joe.
* BroughtDownToNormal: In the 2001 anime, it's revealed that her powers can be disrupted by sandstorms and such things.
* ElectronicEyes: They become even more detailed in the 2012 film. [[spoiler: She also gets new, upgraded ones temporarily in the manga version of "God's War", but well... see EyeScream.]]
* [[spoiler: EyeScream: Gets her eyes ripped out in the "Conclusion: God's War" manga. She's outfitted with new ones, but comes to hate them and after she crosses the DespairEventHorizon, she tears ''those'' ones out after a while, and spends the rest of the arc completely blind.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: When she ''is'' a blonde, anyway.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Goes through this early on; later [[CharacterDevelopment transitions to]] [[IJustWantToBeSpecial I Just Want To]] [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Have More Pro-Active Powers]]. [[spoiler:Mainly appears in the [[WholeEpisodeFlashback episode detailing Gilmore]]'s {{Backstory}}, where she's suddenly thrown into battle without advice and, naturally, the poor woman has a FreakOut.]]
* MissionControl: She works best with Ivan and Gilmore, as her ability isn't suited for direct battle.
* PluckyGirl: Despite her insecurities, she very rarely gives into despair.
* TheChick: Though she's more outspoken than the standard.
* TeamMom: Not only to Ivan and Jet (the youngest members of the cast, at least physically), but to everyone in the team. Lampshaded more than once, and specially [[spoiler: in Compu-Utopia, "Sphynx"/Carl has ''huge'' MommyIssues and is so attracted to Francoise's motherly beauty/behavior that he abducts her to make her his puppet girlfriend.]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Portrayed ''very'' realistically, since having to watch the guys fight - and nearly get themselves killed at times - left Francoise feeling helpless at times and nearly sent her into a HeroicBSOD once or twice. Didn't prevent her CrowningMomentOfAwesome, though... [[spoiler:The original DownerEnding turned this into outright BlessedWithSuck that only made the [[TearJerker Tear Jerking]] ''worse'', since the anime version added a scene with her ''sensing Joe burning up'' and bursting into tears.]]
* WrenchWench: In the 2001 series, apparently thanks to her enhancements. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Which let her dismantle a biological bomb on her own]]. The episode "Gilmore's Notes" also describes her as having been an electronic engineering student, although this reference was removed in the English dub.

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'''Albert Heinrich''', aka Cyborg 004.
->Voiced by: Hiroshi Otake (early films and early appearances in the '68 series) Kenji Utsumi ('68 series, episode 18 and on), Creator/KeatonYamada (1979 series and 1980 film), Richard Nieskins (1980 film- English dub), Creator/NobuoTobita (2001 series), Creator/PeterDoyle (2001 series- English dub; credited as "Jim Taggert") Creator/NobutoshiCanna (2009 CD dramas), Creator/ToruOkawa (2012 movie), Luis Alfonso Mendoza (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub).

A quiet, [[TheSmartGuy thoughtful]], [[SugarAndIcePersonality sensitive]], [[GermanicDepressives German]] man in his 30's with a talent for [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]] and [[TheStrategist plans]] who had most of his body replaced with various weaponry. His terribly [[SurvivorGuilt tragic past]] doesn't help much, either.

* ArmCannon: He has [[FingerFirearms gun barrels for fingers]] on one hand; he has to hide this by wearing gloves and long sleeves at all times. For bonus points, there's a knife on the side of his ''other'' hand, and he has [[LegCannon Knee Cannons]], too. And in some versions [[note]](a throwaway reference in the Mythos arc, in "The Legend of the Super Galaxy", and in "God's War")[[/note]], the guy even has ''a nuclear bomb'' in his stomach.
** The 2012 movie adds to this by pointing out that most of his weapons are costly and difficult to resupply, as they're either custom-made for him or no longer used.
** The two '60s Toei films gave him further firepower by giving him the ability to split his forearms off and fire missiles from his elbows, to go along with his knee missiles. That continuity also has it so that both of his hands can fire bullets [[spoiler: and eventually, this carries over as a plot point in "God's War"]].
*** The Archaia graphic novel gives their version of Albert the elbow cannons from the Toei films, to further amp up his power set.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Compare his appearance in the early 1960s manga and anime (bowl haircut, pointed nose, narrow jaw) to his appearance in the 2012 film (in which he looks like a silver-haired Daniel Craig). See Art Evolution below.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Received reddish-brown hair in the early anime films, as opposed to his iconic silver haired look. Although, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Ishinomori himself didn't consistently depict Albert with silver hair at first either]], with him appearing with light brown or blond hair in the occasional colorspread (which leads to some wondering if [[HairColorDissonance the silver may be a stylization choice]]). Even some of the color pages included in Kodansha's full-color edition and the deluxe re-releases of the manga depict him with noticeably strawberry blond hair, as did the original color printing of "Emergency Simulation 1992" (the final one-shot for the series that was drawn by Ishinomori).
* [[spoiler: AnArmAndALeg: His right leg is severed in "Conclusion: God's War", and he gets both arms ripped off. When he's upgraded by Gilmore, both his arms become more obviously metallic and bear bullet-firing hands. In the light novel version, he has both gun hands at the start but gets them replaced with upgraded ones.]]
* ArtEvolution: Started out with a shorter bowl cut hair style, as well as having a pointier nose that could nearly rival Jet's (this was carried over to the '60s films and '68 series and even taken UpToEleven with its size at times). His hair style changed over the course of the manga, and his nose was altered to a more aquiline shape. His facial structure was also changed from elongated and pointy to him having a more rounded or squared off jaw.
** In the 1985 "The People Drifting Between Space and Time" story arc, he briefly got an updated, longer hair style, but this went away by the time of the final one-shot for the series. Ishinomori's concept art for "God's War" also depicted a longer-haired Albert, although this didn't carry through to the eventual manga.
* ArtificialLimbs: Goes hand-in-hand with the above. His body is the most obviously reconstructed of the lot. In one episode, an underwater shoot-out with a horde of [[ItMakesSenseInContext enemy jellyfish]] leaves everyone ''but'' him paralyzed: as only the brain and the spinal cord remain, his body isn't organic enough to suffer from the venom. He does get a fake skin covering later on in the manga, though, which is briefly witnessed in the "Aphrodite" arc when he's able to wear a short-sleeved shirt. His flesh gloves also get witnessed in both versions of "Compu-Utopia".
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: At the end of "Legend of the Super Galaxy", due to Joe subconsciously wishing him back to life after entering the Vortex.]]
** [[spoiler: BroughtDownToNormal: Joe's wish caused Albert to be resurrected as a normal human man. But Albert opts to be turned back into a cyborg, giving up his humanity once again, with realizing that he had enjoyed being part of the team.]]
* BigBrotherMentor: Towards Francoise, Jet and Joe. [[spoiler: He also pulls Pyunma out of an HeroicBSOD after his last upgrade.]]
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His aforementioned knife hand.
* BodyHorror: Unlike most of the other cyborgs, he lacks a human-looking body, being conspicuously cybernetic from the neck down (when not wearing his flesh camouflage). In the 2001 anime, they go as far as to state that the only organic things that could be saved of his original body would be his brain and spinal cord.
** The 1979 series, the story "Invisible Strings", and a promotional trailer for the 2001 version (with the shot based off the one from "Invisible Strings") show that even his facial structure is mechanical, and the anatomy chart for the "Legend of the Super Galaxy" artbook also agrees upon him being the most modified.
* CartwrightCurse: If you're attracted to him, well, good luck. His love interests, such as Hilda, Vena, the Mount Vesuvius woman, and Iere, almost invariably end up dead or doomed. The few ones who survive (like Leena from the '79 series and FilleFatale Nana from the manga) will either be [[BreakTheCutie broken]] or [[BrokenBird come pre-broken]].
* CreepyGood: He had a dark personality in earlier incarnations, such as the manga and the 1980 ''Legend of the Super Galaxy'' movie. Averted in the 2001 series, which softened his personality considerably. See Depending on the Writer below.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Majorly {{Subverted}}, though he has difficulty remembering this at times. [[spoiler:Highlighted when he faces off against a Robotic EvilTwin in the 2001 series.]]
* DeathSeeker: He displays this attitude in first half of the 1980s film, due to his angst over not being able to die with Hilda.
* DependingOnTheWriter: In the manga and the earlier anime adaptations, Albert's angst over his and the others's situations was channeled differently. Instead of being [[LighterAndSofter quiet and thoughtful]] like in the 2001 series, he went for the snark and a very ruthless and bitter KnightInSourArmor attitude, sometimes coupled with a DeathSeeker streak.
** Just how much organic parts and functions he has left can vary upon the incarnation, and even Ishinomori seemed to vary on that matter.
* FourIsDeath: In the manga he is labeled "God of Death" (''shinigami'' [[note]]Which can also be translated as "Grim Reaper" in some contexts[[/note]])
* GermanicDepressives: Comes from his past as an EastGermany runaway.
* GlasgowGrin: Not a literal example, but because of the art style, his smile stretches across his whole face. Thanks to this, his smiles are sometimes [[SlasherSmile quite]] [[http://media.tumblr.com/7ac4162efd09be52aa6f6687da43c560/tumblr_inline_mrn75iz6dr1qz4rgp.png frightening]].
* [[spoiler: HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: In the light novel version of "God's War", he becomes incapacitated by being stomped on and ripped in half (before the sequence with his sacrifice). The manga version toned this down to his legs being stomped on, rendering him crippled.]]
* HeartbrokenBadass
* HeroicBuild: In the 2001 anime, his cybernetic body has an exaggerated and stylized masculine appearance, as seen [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/mariko_azrael/cyborg009screencaps/manormachine.jpg in the upgrade scene in the "Man Or Machine" episode]].
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Dies in "Legend of the Super Galaxy", when he stays behind to fight Zoa's troops and the bomb inside him detonates (due to gun shots breaching his body). He gets better at the end, due to Joe temporarily gaining the ability to alter reality from having entered the Vortex. However, some cuts of the film had his resurrection removed.]]
** [[spoiler: A similar circumstance happens in "Conclusion: God's War". After 007 astral-projects to possess an angel and flies a severely wounded and crippled 004 to a secluded place, 004 insists upon staying behind and detonating the bomb inside his body, in a last-ditch effort to wipe out the creatures they've spent the arc fighting against.]]
* ILetGwenStacyDie: Hilda's death deeply traumatized him.
* TheMentor: Occasionally. Supplemental materials establish that his day job in the 2012 movie is "''GSG-9 Trainer'' of all things (apparently because his built-in weapons are all difficult to restock, meaning he can't fight on the front line like he used to).
* MonochromaticEyes: His eyes are completely white in the manga and earlier versions of the anime. In the 2001 series, his eyes have light blue sclera and dark blue irises with no pupils. These eyes are not merely a side-effect of him being a cyborg, however, as he's depicted with blank eyes in his backstory [[spoiler: and as a human at the end of "Legend of the Super Galaxy" and "God's War"]]. It has more to do with Ishinomori's stylistic choice.
* MundaneUtility: The blade embedded in his left hand is very useful in combat. It also comes in handy when preparing food.
* NumberTwo: He's the second most effective Cyborg in combat on the team after 009. A good indication (in the 2001 Series) of whether or not 009 is fighting the Villain single-handily is to check whether or not 004 is still standing.
* ShirtlessScene: ''Lots'' of them in the '01 version. Not so much in the manga, due to his entirely metal body. The only time he takes off his shirt in the manga is when he console Pyunma after his upgrade.
** He also gets one in the 1979 series, although his body is depicted with flesh (or a camouflage layer), rather than being outwardly metal.
* ProgressivelyPrettier: In the early issues of the manga, he's decidedly odd-looking, with a bowl haircut, pointed nose, and narrow jaw. Over time, the manga's {{art evolution}} produced a more normal-looking 004.
* TheSmartGuy: Of the GeniusBruiser variety.
* SilverFox: A little on the young side for this - he's anywhere from his late 20s (specifically 28) to 30, depending on the adaptation. Other than that, however...
* SugarAndIcePersonality: His 2001 incarnation has this trait.
* TragicKeepsake: His [[StuffedIntoTheFridge dead girlfriend]] [[TheGwenStacy Hilda's]] ring. [[spoiler:Turns out it [[MementoMacGuffin comes in handy]] while fending off 0011 with a half-paralyzed body.]]
* TraumaCongaLine: He's in his late twenties to early thirties when the series begins in the early 1960s. Do the math, and this means that he would have been a child during the UsefulNotes/NaziGermany days. Thus, during the formative years of his life, he would have witnessed the Third Reich[[note]]and almost surely been made a member of the Hitler Jugend[[/note]], UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and Germany's devastation by Allied forces. ''Then'' he would have endured all the indignities of Communist rule in EastGermany. ''Then'' the creation of the Berlin Wall would have prevented him from easily leaving East Germany. ''Then'' he sustained life-threatening injuries and watched his beloved Hilda die after a botched escape attempt from East Germany. ''Then'' he was kidnapped by Black Ghost and transformed into a [[BodyHorror cybernetic war machine]]. Which, in the 2001 anime, also includes having said cybernetic war machine body '''fail on him''' (right after he sort-of found three friends that were able to understand his plea, too!) and then being frozen alongside said friends for ''at least'' 30 years.
* UnstoppableRage: Normally a level-headed guy, his [[http://media.tumblr.com/1456e561850b27de5b8ba2c1e78e8c4f/tumblr_inline_mr6lrsEqL81qz4rgp.png anger is terrifying]].
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Is the one with more modifications, since his body was horribly torn in the explosion that killed Hilda. In the 2001 series he sometimes worries about it ''very'' much, specially in "Compu Utopia" and "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Man or Machine?]]". That version further shows that originally his brain and spinal cord rejected his "enhancements", making him collapse ''in the middle of testing'' while he was trying to help the also just-cyborgized Francoise and Jet; this caused Black Ghost to shut down the cyborg project for '''40''' years until technology caught up to solve the problem.

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'''Geronimo Junior''', aka Cyborg 005.
->Voiced by: Hiroshi Masuoka (early films and 1968 series), Creator/BanjoGinga (1979 series and 1980 film), Frank Rogers (1980 film- English dub), Creator/AkioOhtsuka (2001 series), Creator/BeauBillingslea (2001 series- English dub, credited as "John Daniels"), Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo (2009 CD dramas), Teruyuki Tanizawa (2012 movie), Enrique Cervantes (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub).

A mature, wise, very gentle Native American who was basically transformed into a [[StoneWall walking tank]], with [[SuperStrength superhuman strength]] and [[MadeOfIron endurance]] unmatched by any of his teammates. In the 2001 series, he also possesses a bond with nature that [[MagicalNativeAmerican isn't one of his Black Ghost-given powers]].

* AdaptationalAttractiveness / ArtEvolution: In the manga and most of the anime adaptations, he has a mohawk haircut and facial markings. In the 2012 film, he has a full head of hair, a more youthful appearance, and an absence of facial markings.
** He also debuted in the manga with a slightly less bulkier physique and his height difference wasn't as pronounced. As Ishinomori continued drawing him, he got taller and much more muscular. His pupils also tended to not be drawn in at some points.
* [[spoiler: AnArmAndALeg: Gets his right leg ripped off during the climactic battle in "Conclusion: God's War", courtesy of the giant Buddha.]]
* ArchaicWeaponForAnAdvancedAge: Even thou he carries a laser gun like the rest of his team, he mostly gets his way throught by ''throwing rocks'' at everything.
* BadAss: When he gets to fight, his powers let him plow through quite a bit of mooks.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Francoise and Joe, to a degree.
* FacialMarkings: Standard in all adaptations except for the 2012 movie, where they only appear when he's cutting loose and using his strength to the fullest.
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* GeniusBruiser ''and'' GentleGiant: On one hand he's very thoughtful and calm while still fighting like a beast. On the other he's very kind to everyone as long as they're not fighters.
* LittleGuyBigBuddy: 005 is the big buddy, 001 is the little guy.
* MadeOfIron
* MagicalNativeAmerican: In the 2001 series, he shows a considerable empathy with nature that wasn't part of his upgrades.
* TheQuietOne
* SuperStrength
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Normally TheQuietOne, he pulls this off against [[spoiler:The Spirit of the Earth]].

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'''Chang Changku''', aka Cyborg 006.
->Voiced by: Arihiro Fujimura (early films- 1966, 1967), Creator/IchiroNagai (1968 series), Sanji Hase (1979 series and 1980 film), Jeff Manning (1980 film- English dub), Creator/{{Chafurin}} (2001 series), Creator/SteveKramer (2001 series- English dub), Creator/KozoShioya (2009 CD dramas), Taro Masuoka (2012 movie), Pedro D'Aguillon Jr (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub).

A cheerful [[ChinesePeople Chinese chef]] who was given the ability to [[PlayingWithFire shoot fire out of his mouth]]. He uses his considerable cooking skills to [[TheHeart keep the team together]] ''and'' [[TeamChef well-fed]], as well as providing a fair amount of the [[PluckyComicRelief comic relief]] [[ThoseTwoGuys alongside 007]].

* AsianBuckTeeth: Seen with these in the earlier anime adaptations.
* ChefOfIron: Worth noting that he doesn't mix cooking with combat, though.
* [[spoiler: CruelAndUnusualDeath: In "Conclusion: God's War", he has snakes forced through his nostrils and down his throat by Shiva- causing him to graphically explode from the inside out, scattering his organs and traumatizing his teammates.]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: They usually resemble a pair of "3"s. He does open them at points throughout the anime and manga, although sometimes Ishinomori depicted his very pupils as "3" symbols in the later chapters. In the '60s anime works, they vary between having sclerae or being BlackBeadEyes.
* GagNose: Even carries over to his RE: self, to an extent.
* MundaneUtility: Uses his firebreathing to cook.
* PlayingWithFire
* PluckyComicRelief: Though unlike 007, he does it completely straight without covering for any personal tragedy - he really is just that cheerful! Then again, considering what he had gone through right before being kidnapped, he likely sees being a Cyborg as a sort-of "improvement"
* StealthPun: He can use his powers to tunnel through rock. That's right, he's a Chinese Fire Drill.
* TeamChef: And TeamDad. ''And'' TeamMom.
** It's a constant throughout all adaptations that he's a SupremeChef (with Chinese cuisine, anyway). He even runs a worldwide chain of restaurants in the 2012 movie.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With 007.

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'''Great Britain''' (or 'G.B.' in the 2001 english dub), aka Cyborg 007.
->Voiced by: MachikoSoga (early films and 1968 series), Kaneta Kimotsuki (1979 series and 1980 film), James Keating (1980 film- English dub), Creator/YuichiNagashima (2001 series), MichaelSorich (2001 series- English dub), Creator/KeiichiNanba (2009 CD dramas), Creator/HiroyukiYoshino (2012 movie), Roberto Mendiola (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub).

Once one of the best British actors, he was transformed into a ShapeShifting MasterOfDisguise who could transform into anything simply by touching his bellybutton. He frequently plays a LargeHam to entertain the others and distract them from [[ContemplateOurNavels navelgazing]].

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Gained a more youthful, less cartoony look in the more realistic style of the 2012 film and the Archaia graphic novel, although some fans may feel that he might look a little too much younger.
* [[spoiler: AnArmAndALeg: Loses his left arm via the giant Buddha in the climax in "Conclusion: God's War".]]
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Uses this against a stampede of mutated animals in "Monster Island". Doubles as FullFrontalAssault as he's either naked (manga) or in a LoinCloth (2001 series)
* TheAtoner: Tries to be this in "The Fog of London" episode of the 2001 series. [[spoiler:He was supposed to act with his girlfriend Sophie in a small theater, but he ditched it for a greater acting chance. Twenty years later, he finds out that Sophie's daughter Rosa is acting in a revival of exactly the same play...]]
* {{Backstory}}: In all continuities, he's a former actor, but the details behind his fall from the spotlight vary:
** '60s series: A FormerChildStar who's still JustAKid when Black Ghost decides to use him in their experiments.
** '79 series: Used to go hiking in the mountains with his best friend, a fellow actor named Henry Brown. During one of their trips, however, equipment failure led to Henry [[DeathByFallingOver falling to his death.]] Since this happened shortly after Henry had gotten a lead role over the future 007, [[TheCorpseStopsHere everyone assumed he'd killed him]] [[GreenEyedMonster out of jealousy]]. Unable to [[ClearMyName Clear His Name]] and reeling from the loss, he descended into depression and became a drunkard.
** 2001 series: Started out in a small theater with his close friends and his girlfriend, Sophie. [[spoiler:As they were preparing to perform "Mists of London", he received an offer to act at a prestigious theater; though he was reluctant at first, Sophie encouraged him to go. He became a great actor, but left his old friends and flame behind in the process. When his star fell, he was too ashamed of that abandonment to contact them, especially as he spiraled into drunken depression.]]
* BaldOfAwesome: Though the flashbacks in his 2001 BackStory show him with blond hair, and his redesigned self in the 2012 film can also be spotted with blond eyebrows (indicating his former hair color).
** In the '79 series, he's seen with white hair instead, when younger.
* BeadyEyedLoser
* DrowningMySorrows: Pretty much starts this way in almost all adaptations, and that's where Black Ghost picks him up.
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim: In "Conclusion: God's War", he gets a giant ''foot'' dropped on him.]]
* DualAgeModes: Had this in the manga while the '66 film was popular. The child form was mainly used as SleepModeSize after its introduction.
* JamesBondage: Mainly in the original manga and '79 series, where his attempts to spy on the enemy often went awry. He was more savvy in the 2001 one.
* MagicPants: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]] in the original manga, where he had to strip out of his clothes before transforming, but usually got to keep his underwear. All later adaptions let him stay dressed.
* MasterOfDisguise: Uses his abilities like this. His acting skills are very helpful, too.
** The 2012 version upgrades this to full-on ChameleonCamouflage. (And yes, his eyes are still the first thing to reappear.)
* MorphicResonance: Tends to keep his distinctive eyes while transformed, except when playing BodyDouble.
* PluckyComicRelief: Seems to use it to cover for his painful backstory, as he's easily the most cynical 00-Number.
* RubberMan ''and'' VoluntaryShapeshifting: His powers. He can use this to ''crush a man to death'' in the 2012 movie.
* SadClown: With a very, ''very'' [[DarkAndTroubledPast complex]] and [[TearJerker sad backstory]].
** StepfordSmiler
* [[StageNames Stage Name]]: Depending on the adaptation.
* SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Subverted. He's so good a stage actor that it seems like he's become the person he's shapeshifted into, but on the inside it's still G.B..
* VerbalTic: In the '79 series, he'd interject the proper animal sounds while in a matching form, such as meowing as a cat or crying as a bird.

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'''Pyunma''', aka Cyborg 008.
->Voiced by: Kenji Utsumi (early films- 1966, 1967), Creator/KeiichiNoda (1968 series), Creator/KojiTotani (1979 series), Creator/KazuyukiSogabe (1980 film), Clay Lowrey (1980 film- English dub), Creator/MitsuoIwata (2001 series), Mario L. Patrenella (2001 series- English dub), Creator/ToshioFurukawa (2009 CD dramas), Creator/NoriakiSugiyama (2012 movie), Emmanuel Rivas (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub).

An African ex-slave/guerrilla warrior (depends heavily on which media we're talking about) who was remodeled into an underwater warrior, able to swim at great speeds and breathe underwater. Was also one of the only cyborgs who had combat experience ''[[BadassNormal before]]'' crossing paths with Black Ghost.

* AcePilot: Operated the Dolphin (and any other vehicles the 00-Numbers use).
* ArtEvolution: Had a rather... [[UnfortunateImplications ''special'' design]] in the manga, and both the '60s anime adaptations and '79 series (although he was colored purple in the last example). And if an early pitch trailer is to be believed, he would've been drawn in the same way in the 2001 series. Thankfully he was given a more regular, less caricaturised design in ''Legend of the Super Galaxy'', as well as in a 1992 one-shot by Ishinomori called "Emergency Simulation 1992". This evolution carried over to the actual 2001 series, as well as the 2012 movie and the newer media.
* BerserkButton: In the older series, anything having to do with slavery.
* CainAndAbel: In the 2001 series, [[spoiler:with his childhood friend Mamado, BrainwashedAndCrazy thanks to Black Ghost. 008 had to ShootTheDog in the end.]]
* DarkestAfrica: {{Subverted}} in the 2001 anime; played straight in the original manga and earlier adaptations, where he was an ex-slave.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: In the 2001 series and the Archaia graphic novel. This change, along with his overall redesign, was also implemented when Masato Hayase and Sugar Sato illustrated the "God's War" manga (though Hayase initially drew him in the blackface design as a mistake). He also appears this way in any modern Cyborg 009 one-shots not written or drawn by Ishinomori.
** Manga!Pyunma's hair tends to appear on the lighter side itself (either as a gray or a light brown), due to his skin being inked in black. The '60s anime works went with giving him black hair.
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Seemingly betrays the team in "Conclusion: God's War", opting to side with the Gods. However, [[HeelFaceTurn he then appears to change his mind just in time]] and reveals that he was actually faking his betrayal. He then sacrifices himself in an attempt to save the others.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: In the manga and '79 series; if Gilmore wasn't avaliable for a technical issue, like figuring out how to rewire a Black Ghost console in time to stop a strike, it fell to him.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: In order to buy the others some time in "God's War". [[SenselessSacrifice It still isn't enough to save the others from their predicaments.]] ]]
* JackOfAllStats: Underwater, he's probably the single most advanced fighting ''anything'' on the planet, but outside of it he's merely a powerful cyborg with combat training.
* TheSmartGuy: Skilled tactician, very level-headed, and apparently the only 00-Number with a University degree.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman:
** Played straight and constantly {{Lampshaded}} in the '79 series: whenever a battle involved going underwater, he always explictedly pointed out he was the best man for the job before diving in. (Most of the other cyborgs, save 007, had to use breathing apparatuses whenever they headed underwater.)
** Partially averted in the 2001 series: he ''was'' one of the more experienced fighters and good at tactical combat due to his guerrilla past, but he didn't get many chances to show off his powers [[spoiler:before [[NextTierPowerUp Gilmore upgrades him]] following his NearDeathExperience.]] Then in the GrandFinale, he gets to [[spoiler:[[KillItWithWater Kill Things With Water Pressure]].]]

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'''Doctor Isaac Gilmore'''
->Voiced by: Jouji Yanami (early films, 1968 series, and 1980 film), Kousei Tomita (1979 series), Cliff Harrington (1980 film- English dub), [[Creator/{{Mugihito}} Makoto "Mugihito" Terada]] (2001 series), Simon Prescott (2001 series- English dub, credited as "Sy Prescott"), Creator/TakeshiAono (2009 CD dramas), Humberto Velez (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

An AmbiguouslyJewish scientist who worked on the cyborg project before [[HeelFaceTurn deciding to defect]] from Black Ghost and helping them escape. He comes to view the cyborgs as [[SecretProjectRefugeeFamily his adoptive children]], and serves as TheProfessor and TeamDad.

* TheAtoner
* GagNose: An Ishinomori trademark.
* TheProfessor
* ReluctantMadScientist: [[spoiler:{{Subverted}}; he knew damn good and well what he was getting into, and his subconscious doesn't let him forget it when he starts contemplating his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* TeamDad: Becomes a father figure for the Cyborgs. Good thing, since several of them were orphans or abandoned by their parents.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gets called out twice in the 2001 series - [[spoiler:once by his younger self calling him on his motives during a HeroicBSOD, then again after upgrading Pyunma.]] The '79 series also had him getting called out by [[spoiler:the daughter of two of his colleagues, who were killed during the escape.]]

!![[TheSyndicate The Black Ghost Organization]]

'''Black Ghost''', aka Scarl.
->Voiced by: Masato Yamanouchi (early films- 1966, 1967), Creator/NorioWakamoto (2001 series), Creator/RichardEpcar (2001 series- English dub), HidekatsuShibata (2009 CD dramas)

The commander of the Black Ghost Organization, he plans to create a CrapsackWorld torn apart by [[WarForFunAndProfit constant]], ''[[WarForFunAndProfit profitable]]'' [[WarForFunAndProfit wars]]. His other hobbies include setting up [[SadisticChoice Sadistic Choices]] and no-win situations that leave the rebel cyborgs [[BittersweetEnding questioning their victories]].

* BigBad
* FallenHero: Not shown in the anime, but within the larger Ishinomori-verse, Black Ghost is revealed to be [[spoiler:A resurrected Hayato Mikogami, also known as the second SkullMan, in the epilogue of the 2007 Skull Man anime. He's also revealed to be Joe Shimamura's ''father.'']] It's questionable if this could be canon to any incarnation of 009 or is simply a reference exclusive to this source, however (as [[spoiler: Joe was intended to be biracial, and it was a key point in how he had been bullied as a child]]).
* MaskPower
* SadisticChoice
* SmugSnake: And OH WOW does NorioWakamoto play this side of him up.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is his ''name'' Scarl, or is his ''alias'' Skull? "Gilmore's Notes" also shows an instance of the name "Skarle", while the Archaia continuity renders his name as "Sekar". The Tokyopop manga also called him "Scar".
* VillainDecay: In the 2001 series. Towards the end, his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Klaus Von Bogoot is the one who looks more badass.
** The '60s anime continuity also did this to him, where they had his equivalent "Skull Mask" as only one minor villain of Black Ghost. He wasn't even the big bad in the earlier '60s films, either.
* WarForFunAndProfit

'''Cyborg 0010''', the next result of the 00-project and the first assassin sent after the heroes. Like 009, he benefited from being the latest model, has his own [[SuperSpeed Accelerator]], ''and'' got [[ShockAndAwe bonus lightning powers]] thrown into the mix. Unfortunately, he's also an overconfident {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler:Oh yeah, and there's ''[[CreepyTwins two]]'' [[CreepyTwins of them]].]]

->Voiced by: Unknown/uncredited ("Monster Wars" film, 1967), Creator/IsseiFutamata (2001 series), Richard Cansino (2001 series- English dub), Salvador Delgado (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

* AdaptationDyeJob: The Kodansha color editions and the deluxe re-release of the manga depict him as [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation an entirely red robotic figure]] with stark white hair. In contrast, his anime counterpart has silver hair and red eyes, along with a ghostly pale face. The Archaia graphic novel loosely follows the anime design but gives him blond hair, and has him appear more humanoid and with a toned-down pallor.
* AdaptationNameChange: Becomes "Cyborg 0011" in the "Monster Wars" film and has an overhaul in his appearance (becoming an entirely blue, energy being-like creature with lightning bolt hair), but otherwise remains the same. [[spoiler: In the Archaia graphic novel, the twins are "0010 Alpha" (red) and "0010 Omega" (blue)]].
* [[spoiler:CreepyTwins. One of the few ''adult'' cases.]]
* ElectricTorture: First, but far from the last to employ this.
* EvilAlbino: Appears this way in the 2001 anime.
* EvilCounterpart: 009 + ShockAndAwe - [[TheHero Heroic Nature]] = 0010.
* [[spoiler: IdenticalTwinIDTag: 0010- (the one we first see) wears blue, while 0010+ wears red. In the Archaia version, 0010- is the one in red and renamed "Alpha", while 0010+ wears blue and is renamed "Omega". The 0011 twins in the "Monster Wars" film are blue and orange figures, with Minus being blue and Plus being orange. Meanwhile, in the colored pages of the manga, there's ''no'' ID tag and both appear as glowing red robotic-looking figures with white hair.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath via VillainBall - And a very [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet Victory]], to boot.]]
* LightningBruiser
* PsychoElectro

'''Cyborg 0011'''

->Voiced by: Toru Okawa (2001 series), Jamieson Price (2001 series- English dub, as "James Lyon")

* CyberneticsEatYourSoul
* EvilCounterpart: To 004 this time around, at least in the 2001 anime adaptation. In the manga, he was more of 009 and 002's problem.
* VillainOverride
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:He was a normal man, kidnapped and made a cyborg by Black Ghost. He had a wife and a child and only wanted to see them again...]]
** [[spoiler: The original manga version has shades of this too, with him lacking a reference to a family but still wanting to do whatever he can to regain his human body. He opts to side with the Black Ghost due to them being larger in number.]]


'''Cyborg 0012'''
->Voiced by: SayuriYamauchi (2001 series), Melora Harte (2001 series- English dub), Magda Giner (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

* AdaptationExpansion: Her chapter in the manga never gave viewers a glimpse of her former appearance, instead depicting her as a disembodied brain communicating to the cyborgs via telepathy. Her anime incarnation confirms her to be a woman, and makes her a little more sympathetic (see below).
* BigFancyHouse: In fact, [[spoiler:her whole mansion is basically her cyborg body, with her brains and control placed [[CreepyDoll in what seems to be a look-alike mannequin]] laying in the center of it. Meanwhile in the manga, she's literally just a BrainInAJar telepathically controlling her mansion]].
* [[spoiler:CameBackWrong]]
* EverythingTryingToKillYou (LITERALLY)
* {{Expy}}: In the anime, her design is based off of a character named Romy, who appeared in the "Song of Lorelei" arc of the manga.
* GeniusLoci
* ShesAManInJapan: Referred to by male pronouns in Tokyopop's release of the manga. Averted with the anime, due to her actually having a face.
* TragicMonster: She originally was [[spoiler:[[TheOjou a Western noblewoman]] married to a Japanese man who died in a war at some point during the Taisho era (changed to "During the Civil War" in the English dub), and she [[DyingAlone died alone]] waiting for him after WWII. Black Ghost used her home and her brain to build 0012.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

'''Cyborg 0013''',[[spoiler: aka Tsutomu.]]
->Voiced by: Creator/ToruFuruya (1979 series), Creator/KentaroIto (2001 series), Creator/SteveBlum (2001 series- English dub, credited as "David Lucas"), Creator/EduardoGarza (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

* AdaptationDyeJob: Had black hair and wore a blue sweater in the 1979 series, while his 2001 self had brown hair and wore a yellow sweater.
* AntiVillain: One of the most sympathetic enemies in the series.
* BlindingBangs: Though when his eyes are revealed, they can only be seen glowing.
* CuteMute: {{Subverted}}: He was a boy in his teens and sometimes spoke... but only through telepathy.
** TheUnintelligible: His manga self also amounted to being this, mostly making "ooh" and "unh" sounds and sometimes managing to stammer out a word or two.
*** His 1979 incarnation stuck close to this theme, although it was given a reason when he revealed his backstory to Joe (through telepathy): [[spoiler: His parents were murdered when he was young, causing him to be traumatized and lose his ability to speak (at least in a coherent way).]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Stops another villain from attacking 009 because a young girl was at risk for getting hurt.
* [[IJustWantToHaveFriends I Wanted to Be Your Friend]]: [[spoiler: his last words.]]
* KidWithTheLeash: Of a huge robot.
** Meanwhile, in the Archaia version, he has the ability to transform ''into'' the giant robot- thanks to Black Ghost altering his body with nanites.
* [[spoiler: HisNameIs: he dies before telling Joe his real name.]]
** [[spoiler: NamedByTheAdaptation: In the '79 anime, he is called Tsutomu.]]
* SmarterThanYouLook
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:He was a normal young boy before being cyborg-ized. Even when fighting 009, he went out of his way to protect any {{Innocent Bystander}}s, punished the people who killed Joe's adoptive father ''and'' kidnapped the Cyborgs's ally Dr. Koizumi, and was finally DrivenToSuicide because he knew he'd never recover his freedom.]]

'''Dr. Klaus Von Bogoot'''
->Voiced by: Creator/UnshoIshizuka, Creator/SteveBlum (English dub), Alejandro Villeli (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

* AdaptationNameChange: Became '''Count King''' in the '68 series, and was downgraded to being a minor villain.
* CoolShades
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He posed around as a genius businessman to cover his experiments
* TheDragon ''and'' EvilGenius: To Scarl.
* MadScientist: One willing to [[spoiler:transform teenagers into walking bombs and turn ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy himself]]'' into a Cyborg]] to reach his goals.
** [[spoiler: ProfessorGuineaPig: Related to the above.]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Tokyopop couldn't decide if he was "Ban Bogart" or "Van Bogart". Other translations differ between rendering his name as "Von Bogoot", "Van Bogoot" (which the English dub of the anime used), and "Van Vogute". His surname is based off of the science fiction author A.E. von Vogt, although the katakana Ishinomori used had differed.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Pulls this on [[spoiler:Joe's old friends when they can't bring themselves to kill him]] first, then on [[spoiler:Helen, when Gilmore's house is burned to the ground in the '01 anime adaptation (which triggers Vena's HeelFaceTurn)]] and ultimately on [[spoiler:all ''five'' Pu'awak sisters]].

!![[AGodAmI The Greek Gods]]

'''Apollo'''
->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida, Richard Cansino (English dub), Luis Daniel Ramirez (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

The leader of the Greek Gods who have 'returned to [[TheScourgeOfGod punish humanity]] for their sins!' [[JerkassGods He's really pumped about this, too]].

* AGodAmI: He ''truly'' believes he's a God.
* [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain: After avenging his beloved sister's death by killing Gaia, he plows through the DespairEventHorizon [[DeathByDespair and loses his will to live]], letting himself bring crushed by debris and whispering his sister's name. In the manga, he's abruptly dispatched of when his sister attempts to stop him from fighting Joe (''burning herself to death'' in the process of throwing herself in the way), causing him to fall off a cliff.]]
* FieryRedhead: ExpressiveHair included!
* HotBlooded: Very, very much.
* KillItWithFire
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Towards Artemis.
* LargeHam: "GAAAAAIIIIAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!"
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Especially after [[spoiler:Artemis' HeroicSacrifice]].


'''Artemis'''
->Voiced by: Creator/MinamiTakayama, Creator/LiaSargent (English dub), Gabriela Willert (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

The beautiful older sister of Apollo and [[SiblingYinYang his complete opposite]]. She takes no joy or pride in [[GaiasVengeance their duty]], but sees it as [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters just punishment]], and nothing more.

* AdaptationDyeJob: Blonde in the manga and the '60s films, blue hair in the 2001 anime (although the trailers for it depicted her as a blonde with OdangoHair). See below trope for why.
* AdaptationNameChange: She was known as "Helena" in the manga and the '60s films. Perhaps due to the fact that her name and appearance were too similar to ''Helen'', she received a name change along with an overhaul in her look. It's also worth it to note that as "Helena", she was modeled more after Helen of Troy, while "Artemis" goes along better with "Apollo".
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Alongside being changed from a blonde to having deep blue hair, she was very cold and rational. However...
* DefrostingIceQueen: 009 makes her question her ways after they meet in a nearby beach.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Her way of justifying their actions.
* LadyOfWar
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: For Apollo, [[spoiler: who ''lost it'' when she died.]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Jerkass God's Beautiful Older Sister]]
* [[MyCountryRightOrWrong My Duty Right Or Wrong]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: In the '01 anime, she's killed by Dr. Gaia for her betrayal. Meanwhile in the manga, she throws herself in the way of Joe and Apollo's fight and gets burned to death when trying to restrain her brother.]]
* WomanInWhite

'''Hera'''
->Voiced by: Yu Sugimoto, Melodee Spevack (English dub, as "Sonja S. Fox")

The [[PsychicPowers Psychic]] of the Gods (as opposed to being the ''[[TheHighQueen Queen]]''). Possesses the stock PsychicPowers of [[MindOverMatter psychokinesis]], [[MindProbe mindreading]], and [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleporting]]. [[spoiler:Also knows the truth, but doesn't care.]]

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Has lavender-colored skin.
* BlondesAreEvil
* EvilCounterpart: to 001.
* LadyOfWar
* MindOverMatter
* MindProbe
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Ishinomori did not initially give her a name, with her only being credited as "The Woman Esper" in some early character guides. She was given her name in the '01 series.
* ShesAManInJapan: For some reason she's referred to as a ''he'' in the Tokyopop translation of the manga. The translator might not have been aware of who she was supposed to represent.
* WomanInWhite

'''Achilles'''
->Voiced by: Hiroshi Yanaka, Derek Stephen Prince (English dub, as "David Umansky"), Herman Lopez (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

* AchillesHeel: Literally, of course.
* CatsAreMean: Half Cyborg, half panther.
* EvilCounterpart: To 009 again.
* SuperSpeed

'''Minotaur'''
->Voiced by: Tomoya Kawai, Bob Papenbrook (English dub), Jose Luis Castaņeda (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

* ALoadOfBull: ''Literally''.
* ElectricTorture
* ShockAndAwe: From his ''horns''.

'''Poseidon'''
->Voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada, Mike Reynolds (English dub, as "Ray Michaels")

* AscendedExtra: Was only visible in one panel in the manga version of the Mythos arc, but got more face-time in the anime.
* TheGiant
* KillItWithWater

'''Atlas'''

* GentleGiant
* MadeOfIron
* SuperStrength

'''Pan'''
->Voiced by: Yu Sugimoto, Melodee Spevack (English dub)

* CheerfulChild
* HarmfulToMinors: The youngest of the Gods, looks around 10 years old at most.
* [[SpeechImpairedAnimal Speech Impaired Child Satyr]], bordering on CuteMute. He can mostly say "Ki!"
* TagalongKid

'''Nereus'''

* GarnishingTheStory: Hippos...?
* [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything The Gods Who Don't Do Anything]]: TheGodsMustBeLazy...?
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Was only referred to as "Hippo Man" or "Hippo Cyborg" in Ishinomori's original guides and draft designs, but the '01 anime gave him the name of "Nereus".
* TeamPet
* VerbalTic: In the manga, he has a habit of shouting "Kaba!" ("Hippo!")

'''Doctor Gaia'''
->Voiced by: Ikuya Sawaki, Derek Stephen Prince (English dub, as "David Umansky")

An old colleague of Gilmore's, though not an old friend. "[[MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad My Gods can beat up your cyborgs]]! [[WhosLaughingNow Who's laughing now, huh]]?"

* EvilCounterpart: Gilmore's self-declared [[TheRival Rival]].
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: He mortally wounded Artemis, which triggered her HeroicSacrifice. When Apollo found out, [[KnightTemplarBigBrother he went nuts]] and killed ''him''.]]
* SmugSnake
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Due to the abrupt end of the Mythos arc in the manga, Ishinomori never confirmed if he lived or died or ''what'' exactly happened to him. The anime resolved the matter.

'''Doctor Uranus'''

Another former scientist colleague of Gilmore's, who only appears in the manga version of the Mythos arc.

* AdaptedOut: Along with a few miscellaneous Mythos cyborgs, the '01 anime did not include him.
* MeaningfulName: Ouranos/Uranus and Gaia were the progenitors of all the deities of Greek mythology.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: As with Gaia, Ishinomori never quite addressed his fate.

!![[PsychicPowers The Psychic/]][[FallenHero Assassins]]

'''Doctor Gamo [[spoiler: Whisky]]''' (Dr. Gamo Asimov in the English dub)
->Voiced by: Hiroshi Otake (1979 series, first appearance), Takeshi Watanabe (1979 series, later appearances), Seizo Kato (2001 series), Tony Pope (2001 series- English dub, as "Anthony Mozdy")

Another colleague and rival of Gilmore's, as well as [[spoiler: Cyborg 001]]'s DisappearedDad. Already ''not'' very well in the head beforehand, Gamo went fully nuts searching for a cure for his child's lethal illness, and (in the 2001 anime) also used a group of {{Time Travel}}ers for his own purposes, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia deleting their memories]] to make them his puppets. Counter-intuitively, [[spoiler: he converted his son into a cyborg to save his life.]]

* AdaptationalHeroism: In the Archaia continuity, he's a well-meaning and much younger, less unhinged-looking man who only wanted the best for his son and was reluctant to be part of Black Ghost.
** The 2001 and Archaia continuities also gave Gamo more of a motivation for his unethical experiments on his son, with him operating on Ivan in an attempt to cure his brain damage and illness. In the original manga and '79 continuity, Gamo experimented on his son in an attempt to unlock the mysteries of the human mind and to see if it could be enhanced.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: In the manga, [[spoiler: he beats up his wife/Ivan's mother Erika when she found out about the operation and, having been found by Black Ghost at the same time, leaves her there to die.]] This is toned down in the 2001 series, [[spoiler: where he locks himself and Ivan inside his laboratory to operate on him, while the locked-out Erika desperately pleads with him not to do it.]]
* DisappearedDad: To [[spoiler: Ivan]] after his son [[spoiler: became a Cyborg.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Gilmore, so much. At least, most of the time.
* EvilMentor: To the Psychic Assassins.
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBastard
* SmugSnake

'''Nichol'''

-->Voiced by: Jeff Nimoy (2001 series- English dub), Creator/EduardoGarza (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

[[spoiler:The original leader of the group and a survivor of the wars from the future, as well as Lina's lover]]. In the middle of an apocalyptic future, this young man discovered a lost journal that depicted more peaceful, love-filled times, thus [[spoiler: he told his friends to attempt time travelling and search for the owner of said diary]].

* CainAndAbel: With [[spoiler: his old partner, [[MeaningfulName Cain]].]]
* DubNameChange: Had his name slightly lengthened to '''Nicholas''' in the English dub and dubs based off of its scripts.
* {{Expy}}: Of a nameless boy in the "Immigration" arc of the manga, who was Lina's brother.
* TheHero
* [[spoiler:NeckSnap: A cruel subversion: the dude was subjected to this ''via telekinesis''. And considering how it was done, he likely had had ''all of his limbs snapped at once'', not just his neck.]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* [[spoiler:StarCrossedLovers: With Lina.]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TragicKeepsake: His pendant. [[spoiler:Seeing it triggers the return of Lina's memories.]]

'''Lina'''
->Voiced by: MieSonozaki, Cindy Robinson (2001 series- English dub), Circe Luna (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

A member of the Psychic Assassins, she appears to be a cold bitch but is actually the most soft-hearted and gentle of the group. She seems to be the only one who retains a part of her memories, attempting to take care of Phil since he reminds her of her missing little brother and hesitating more than once in regards to her mission.

* ActionGirl
* BrokenBird
* DarkMagicalGirl: Despite her powers being psychic and not magical, Lina acts like a DMG.
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation: Her counterpart in the 2001 anime.]]
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: To Phil, despite his protests. [[spoiler:When she's thrown into the BadFuture, Phil is ''devastated'' to the point of a BSOD, and Mii lampshades the trope by saying that without her, the child simply will NOT survive.]]
* [[spoiler:StarCrossedLovers: With Nichol.]]
* SilkHidingSteel: Gentlest of the group but still a part of the group. She does NOT pull punches while fighting.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* UncannyValleyGirl: In her first apparition.

'''Phil'''
->Voiced by: Creator/MitsukiSaiga, Richard Cansino (English dub), Benjamin Rivera (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

The youngest of the group, very childish and impulsive. Is often the first one to experience [[BlessedWithSuck the downside of his powers]].

* BigBadWannabe: Being a boy not older than 12, he gets drained ''much'' quicker whenever he tries to show off his enormous powers.
* BrattyHalfPint
* CanonForeigner: Only exists in the 2001 anime, where he was created just for this arc. The other Psychic Assassins had basis in existing manga characters.
* CreepyChild
* CombatPragmatist: He didn't bite on Jet's GagNose just for the lulz, but to get Jet to release him. It worked, so yeah.
* CryCute: And ''how''! The moment he sheds tears [[spoiler: over losing Lina]], the audience started crying with him.
* DontYouDarePityMe: He harshly tells that to Lina whenever she attempts mothering him.
-->"Shut up, Lina! You're not my mother!"
* HotBlooded
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather: Yes, he ''truly'' is Lina's younger brother, but they don't remember it due to their brainwashing.]]
* MoralityPet: To Mii, who [[spoiler:decides to join forces with the Cyborgs once she sees him horrifyingly distraught over Lina's disappearance.]]
* TheWorfEffect: See his introductory blurb.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

'''Mii'''
->Voiced by: [[Creator/RomiPark Romi Paku]], Melodee Spevack (English dub, as "Sonja S. Fox"), Rocio Garcel (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

Snarky, cold and efficient, this young woman is the most levelheaded and mentally stable member of the group. [[spoiler:She's the first one who expresses open doubts about the deal, and when Joe and Lina are thrown into the future, she contacts the Cyborgs to [[EnemyMine join forces and rescue them]].]]

* ActionGirl
* AdaptationDyeJob: The character she was based off had black hair in the manga. In the anime, it's a deep burgundy color.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl - Her hair is burgundy, but she fits personality-wise almost perfectly.
* BrokenBird
* DubNameChange: Had her name changed to be '''Mai''' in the English dub and other adaptations that used its scripts. This might have been due to the awkwardness of her name being pronounced "me".
* EmotionlessGirl: In the beginning.
* {{Expy}}: Of an "in name only" type. She takes her name and part of her appearance from a manga character that appeared in "The People Drifting Through Space and Time", but other than that, she was heavily revamped. [[spoiler: Her manga self was a time-traveler from the Jomon period of Japan that was sent to kill Joe, but developed feelings for him instead.]]
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceDoorSlam]]
* MonochromaticEyes: Has eyes identical to Albert's in the '01 anime. The character she was based off of in the manga had sparkly dark eyes, similar to the ones shown on Princess Ixquic and the Pu'Awak sisters.
* [[spoiler:ReliableTraitor]]
* [[spoiler: RetGone]]
* TeamMom: For the ''QuirkyMinibossSquad'', nonetheless.
* UncannyValleyGirl: In her first apparition.


'''Cain'''
->Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa, Derek Stephen Prince (English dub, as "David Umansky"), Enrique Mederos (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

Field leader of the group and TheDragon to Dr. Gamo. ''Very'' aggressive in the use of his powers, but with far more skill and control than the HotBlooded Phil.

* BloodKnight: Self-admitted, too.
* CainAndAbel: With [[spoiler: his old partner, Nichol. Whom he secretly murdered.]]
* CoolShades: [[spoiler: In the '01 anime, they mask a very creepy pair of MonochromaticEyes.]]
* {{Expy}}: Had his design and some elements ''very'' loosely imported from a manga character who was only known as "The Commander" [[spoiler: and who was a distant descendant of 009 and 003]].
* FakingAmnesia: He actually got his memories way back before the rest. [[spoiler: Even before killing Nichol.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: The one who defeated and killed him? The girlfriend of the guy he killed.]]
** [[spoiler: VillainBall: He should have NOT gloated about his betrayal and Nichol's murder ''right in front of her''.]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky


!!'''The [=Pu'Awak=] Sisters'''

The five [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]] from the Pu'Awak subterranean kingdom, forced into slavery by their rivals the Zattan, which have them as [[EatTheDog their living food supplies]]. The Black Ghost group comes in and offers help, but soon they prove themselves to be just as bad as the Zattan, and force the five girls to be a part of their plans. However, [[TheDogBitesBack the girls decide to rebel themselves]]... And yes, they're quintuplets. Look at the color of their tiara jewels to distinguish them.

In the manga, there is little personality difference between Aphro, Dinah, and Daphne, with all three acting in unison. In the anime, they were given minor personality and motivational differences.

[[spoiler:Sadly, the ''five'' girls are coldly killed by Von Bogoot towards the end of the arc. [[TearJerker Many tears were shed by fandom]].]]


'''Helen'''
->Voiced by: Creator/YukiMasuda, Michelle Ruff (English dub, as "Georgette Rose"), Carla Falcon (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

The eldest of the girls, red tiara. Innocent and insecure, but for rather dark reasons: [[spoiler: She has been mindwiped by Von Bogoot, who uses her as TheMole to discover where the Cyborgs live and [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs destroy their HQ]]. In the '01 anime adaptation, he commits the ''big'' mistake of abandoning Helen to her luck once this is accomplished; that causes an horrified Vena, who used their TwinTelepathy to see through Helen's mind and tell him info, to double-cross him instead.]]

* AdaptationDyeJob: Has blonde hair in the manga color pages[[note]]save for an apocryphal digitally-colored cover in Media Factory's manga release that gave her purple hair[[/note]], but became a redhead in the anime. The same applies to Vena and her other sisters.
* IdenticalStranger: Bears an uncanny resemblance to Helena, of the Mythos cyborgs. This is emphasized in some adaptations, where Helen and Helena become a CompositeCharacter. Tokyopop's translation even altered a line said by Joe when he discovers her, to have him say "Hey! I remember you!" (In the original, he was only telling Helen to "hang in there!").
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In the manga, she's not only mindwiped, but seems to have had her very memories altered. She's insistent that she's an only child and can't possibly have a twin, when the team expresses suspicion of seeing a "second Helen" (Vena).
* MysteriousWaif
* ShrinkingViolet
* TwinTelepathy
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Twice, in the '01 anime adaptation. She's first abandoned and left to nearly die when Gilmore's headquarters is destroyed. The second time, she's shot to death. Bogoot is to blame for both of them. [[BadBoss That PRICK]].]]

'''Vena'''
->Voiced by: Creator/YukiMasuda, Lia Sargent (English dub), Laura Ayala (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

The second-eldest sister, has a blue tiara.

She's also the first one to rebel in the '01 version, when [[spoiler:Von Bogoot abandons Helen to her luck and bans Vena from rescuing her. Vena does so anyway and they join the Cyborgs.]] She and 004 fight a lot because he doesn't trust her intentions, but they ultimately bond over their wish to be free, change their destinies and give their people a better life.

* AgeLift: Is the eldest sister in the English dub, while Helen's the youngest.
* BigSisterInstinct: She was more or less loyal, until [[spoiler:Von Bogoot wanted Helen to die, in the case of the anime.]] In the manga, she initially appears to remain loyal to Black Ghost even through the team's trip to Yomi and is responsible for a good deal of the team being captured- but then reveals to 004 that she was a triple agent, only pretending to be loyal to Black Ghost because she valued her sisters.
* BrokenBird
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: 004's]]
** [[spoiler: DiesWideShut: He also closed her eyes when she kicked it.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Has a severe one when Helen and several of the Cyborgs are brainwashed by the Zattan and almost kill 004 and her. It gets worse when she and 004 are captured by Von Bogoot and about to be executed. She ''does'' recover, but just in time to be killed off with her sisters.]]
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease: Had quite a bit of chemistry with 004, once they came to trust each other more.
** BirdsOfAFeather: This is because they could sympathize with each other's plights and desire for a better world.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Veena, Beena, Vina, or Bina? Tokyopop's translation confused things more by opting to call her "Venus". What complicates the matter is that her other sisters appear to have a Greco-Roman naming theme going on, which indicates that her name ''could'' be inspired by "Venus" (which would be rendered "'''Bina'''su" in katakana), leading to other possible spellings given by fans like "Venu" and "Vena".
* {{Tomboy}}: In the anime, she's the only sister who wears pants, opting to wear a blue bodysuit. In the manga, she wears a yellow coat and dress.
* TwinTelepathy: Can use her and her sisters's psychic bond to see what the other girls can see and know what they think.

'''Aphro'''
->Voiced by: Creator/YukiMasuda, Kari Wahlgren (English dub), Creator/RossyAguirre (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

Third-eldest sister, green tiara. In the anime, she's the most outspoken and strongwilled, and acts as the leader of the girls when Vena's not around.

* ArmorPiercingSlap: Has a ''mean'' backhand [[note]]Meanwhile in the manga, it's Von Bogoot that delivers such a slap to Dinah, when he discovers that she, Daphne, and Aphro have betrayed him.[[/note]]
* PluckyGirl
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Had her name slightly altered to "Aphros" for the English dub and other adaptations that utilized the scripts (although it was still pronounced "Aphro").
* TwinTelepathy
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:On Daphne in the anime adaptation, when she leaks info to Von Bogoot out of fear.]]
* WomanInWhite

'''Dinah'''
->Voiced by: Creator/YukiMasuda, Unknown (English dub), PatriciaAcevedo (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

Second-youngest sister, pink tiara. Quiet and gentle, is a mediator between Daphne and Aphro. And... well, not much more is known.
[[spoiler: In the manga, ''she'' is the one initially shown as a mole to Von Bogoot, and Aphro and Daphne are soon discovered to be acting in unison with her.]]

* DubNameChange: Overlapping with SpellMyNameWithAnS. Tokyopop translated her name as '''Diana''', and the English anime alternated between calling her Dinah and '''Deena''' (the latter which carried over to the Latin American Spanish dub). As with Vena, there's question if Ishinomori might have intended her name to be "Diana" and made a mistake, or if he'd altered it slightly.
* TheHeart
* NiceGirl
* TwinTelepathy
* WomanInWhite

'''Daphne'''
->Voiced by: Creator/YukiMasuda, Mari Devon (English dub, as "Jane Alan"), Isabel Martiņon (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

Youngest sister, purple tiara. Very insecure and heavily traumatised by the whole deal. [[spoiler: In the anime, this causes her to betray the sister's plans and give info to Von Bogoot. Too bad Aphro catches her in the act. To be fair to the girl, she ''does'' try to repair the damage done and frees Gilmore and some of the other Cyborgs, captured by Von Bogoot...]]

* FragileFlower
* [[spoiler:MustMakeAmends: Does her best to fix her BIG fuck up, and succeeds.]]
* SpyCatsuit: [[spoiler:Wears one when she frees Gilmore and his group. In the manga, Aphro and Dinah also wear these briefly.]]
* TwinTelepathy
* WomanInWhite


!!Other Characters

'''Doctor Kozumi'''
->Voiced by: Junpei Takaguchi, Mike Reynolds (English dub, as "Ray Michaels"), Esteban Siller (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

An old friend of Gilmore's who provides the newly escaped rebels with shelter and advice, helping them adapt to their new lives as best he can.

* CatSmile: The way his mustache appears gives off a rather uncanny resemblance to one.
* JamesBondage: Towards the end of the Japan arc.
* TheMedic: Creates the antidote to 0011's poison singlehandedly. [[TheHeart And counsels a dispirited Gilmore while at it]], too.
* TheProfessor: ''Nobel'' prize level, according to Gilmore.

'''Hilda'''
->Voiced by: Creator/ChiyokoKawashima (1979 series) Akiko Koike (2001 series), Lia Sargent (2001 series- English dub), Ariadna Rivas (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

Albert's fiancee, who tried to escape from war-torn EastGermany with him. [[TearJerker It didn't end well]]. To make matters worse, it's implied in most versions that they only got caught because Albert forgot to take his wallet back from the guard after showing him his pass. The guard called out, Albert panicked, and... [[SurvivorGuilt Well, the results are obvious]].

* AdaptationDyeJob: Blonde in the '79 anime series, brown-haired in "Legend of the Super Galaxy", but given red hair in the 2001 anime (which appears as a light brown in dark settings).
* DeathByOriginStory
** DependingOnTheWriter: While the basic circumstances are all the same, the specific ones vary. In the original, she was seen [[{{Narm}} disguised as a lioness in Albert's circus truck]] (but as the male lion in the 1979 series). In the 80's movie, she was Albert's co-pilot. In the 2001 series, she was hiding among the luggage of the truck. The Archaia version had Albert attempt to smuggle her into Germany via airplane, only for it to be shot down.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Ishinomori depicted her with short hair in the first and second versions of the origin sequence, but then depicted her with long hair when Albert was forced to recall her death in the "Aztec" arc. The '79 and '01 anime adaptations retained her short hair, while "Legend of the Super Galaxy" (and its tie-in manga by Sugar Sato) depicted her with long hair tied back into a ponytail.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: 2001 series
* TheLostLenore: Specially in the first half of the 1980s film.
* GoOutWithASmile: In the 2001 series, she dies in Albert's arms while smiling sweetly and telling him that they're finally free from their former lives.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge

'''Doctor Findor'''
->Voiced by: Hiroshi Masuoka (1968 series), Kazuaki Ito (2001 series), Michael [=McConnohie=] (2001 series- English dub)

A British scientist who was kidnapped and forced to work for Black Ghost. He strived to develop an anti-war machine known as the "Mad Machine". Depending on the continuity, his wife was either shot to death or she'd committed suicide after being disfigured from the after-effects of a bombing.

* AdaptationNameChange: Was known as "Doctor Dolphin" in the original manga, although named "Doctor Kozumi" in the 1968 anime adaptation.
* HighClassGlass: In the 1968 series. This is to cover for the fact that in the manga, he's missing an eye and is depicted with a scarred eye socket.
* ReluctantMadScientist

'''Cynthia Findor'''
->Voiced by: Fuyumi Shiraishi (1968 series), Creator/TomokoKawakami (2001 series), JulieMaddalena (2001 series- English dub), Conny Madera (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

The daughter and only remaining relative of Doctor Findor. To keep her father in line, the Black Ghost organization also captures Cynthia some time later and tries to use her as a hostage, but she's rescued by the Cyborgs. She asks them to help her rescue her dad, but is deeply shaken when she discovers what Dr. Findor has been doing...

* ActualPacifist
* AdaptationNameChange: Her name was "Iruka Dolphin" in the original manga (although [[OrwellianRetcon some reprintings have her renamed "Cynthia"]] ). The first anime series referred to her as "Shizue", while her ''mother'' was named "Cynthia". Her surname (and that of her father) was also "Kozumi" in that version.
* BreakTheCutie: Her childhood.
* BrokenBird: As a result, she's perpetually sad and has lost quite a bit of her trust in people.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Cynthia does this as she learns that her dad is building [[spoiler:an enormous weapon against the Cyborgs]].
* DamselInDistress: She can't really be blamed, though.
* HairDecorations: Has a pretty pink headband.
* MissingMom: Who was shot to death in front of young Cynthia, hence her staunch pacifism. In the manga, her mother committed suicide due to her grief over being disfigured.
* PinkMeansFeminine: In the 2001 series, aside of her headband she has a pink coat and an equally rose-colored pair of boots. In manga illustrations she's dressed in yellow instead, and an illustration in the artbook following the 1968 series style gives her [[TrueBlueFemininity a blue dress]] with [[NiceShoes red boots]].
* ReluctantMadScientist's [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Beautiful Daughter]]

'''Princess Ixquic'''
->Voiced by: Creator/SumiShimamoto, Creator/WendeeLee (English dub), Isabel Martiņon (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

The guardian of a mysterious pyramid made of gold, along with a robot named Kabrakan. She's very kind and gentle, but also clingy and insecure; to make things worse, Kabrakan often goes in [[UnstoppableRage murderous rampages]] as soon as it sees/senses other people around, and she cannot control its instincts.

* AdaptationDyeJob: Had black hair in Ishinomori's original artwork, which the anime interpreted as a deep green (potentially falling under HairColorDissonance for stylization purposes). Prior to this, an artbook that depicted scenes from the manga in the '70s anime style had her hair colored blue.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Actually averted. She ''is'' clingy to Joe, but she's too passive to be the jealous type.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Even when she's not 100% a Princess, but just a guardian.
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath: In the case of the 2001 anime, she can't die since she's a RobotGirl with a huge HealingFactor. She can't interact with the outer world unless some conditions are met. And now that said conditions are broken and won't ever be met again, she's stranded in time and space... ''forever''. OUCH.]]
** [[spoiler: Meanwhile [[{{Bowdlerize}} in the manga]], she actually does die/become deactivated due to the destruction of Kabrakan ([[AnArmAndALeg who also burnt her legs off]]). She also lacks her HealingFactor.]]
* [[spoiler:GoodThingYouCanHeal: In her '01 anime incarnation.]]
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Poor woman is THAT lonely and desperate
* KidWithTheLeash: Of Kabrakan. And she's ''real'' bad at her work, despite her attempts.
* MysteriousWaif
* [[spoiler: RobotGirl ''and'' RoboticReveal]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Due to her isolation.
* [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation: In the 2001 anime. That is, if you can call being stranded through space-time and invisible to mankind "better" than death.]]
* WomanInWhite


'''Carl Eckermann'''.

->Voiced by: Creator/ShinichiroMiki (2001 series), Steve Cassling (2001 series- English dub), Luis Daniel Ramirez (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

The son of an old friend of Gilmore. He develops a crush on Francoise when the Cyborg Team visit his father in the cyber city that father and son built, Compu-Utopia. [[spoiler:The most remarkable thing, though? Carl ''died the year before''. But somehow, his emotionally-needy and genius-level smart mindset was uploaded into Compu-Utopia's main control, the powerful computer "Sphynx"...]]

* [[spoiler:AIIsACrapshoot]]
* BerserkButton: ''Please'' don't bring up the [[spoiler: "WhatMeasureIsANonHuman"]] issue in front of him. [[spoiler: After Albert makes a rather bitter comment about Compu-Utopia as a whole before Carl/Sphynx reveals himself, he develops a downright ''murderous'' grudge towards him that runs parallel to his crush on Francoise.]]
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]
* HotScientist: Or better said, Hot Head Engineer.
* LonelyRichKid: As a child.
* [[spoiler: LotusEaterMachine: When he holds Francoise captive, he creates one of these (with the looks of a beautiful rose field) to place her mind into. (Not to mention, he appears there with the looks of the person he used to be). Then Joe breaks in...]]
* [[spoiler: IJustWantToBeLoved]]
* [[spoiler:MailerDaemon]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Scientist's Handsome Son]]: Partially, since his dad is less evil/mad and more emotionally disconnected.
* [[spoiler: MommyIssues: By the wazoo. In fact, he abducts Francoise and plans to brainwash her into making her his puppet girlfriend because she looked a lot like his dead mother.]]
* TeenGenius
* [[spoiler:WhatMeasureIsANonHuman]]

'''Shinichi Ibaraki, Masaru Oyamada and Mary Onodera'''.
->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba (Ibaraki), Nobuhiko Kobushi (Oyamada), Creator/TakakoHonda (Mary); Derek Stephen Prince (Ibaraki, 2001 series- English dub), Tony Oliver (Oyamada, 2001 series- English dub), Wendee Lee (Mary, 2001 series- English dub); Luis Daniel Ramirez (Ibaraki, 2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub), IrwinDaayan (Oyamada, 2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub), Isabel Martiņon (Mary, 2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

One upon a time, TwoGuysAndAGirl were Joe's friends in his times in the orphanage (or as a teen delinquents, in the manga). They cared for him very much and he saw them as his first TrueCompanions ever. Later, they'll meet again... [[spoiler:but this will end in tears, as they were forcibly made into cyborgs by Von Bogoot and have been tasked with killing him.]]

* [[spoiler:ActionBomb ''and'' ExplosiveLeash: Not only the three kids were turned into walking bombs, but Von Bogoot had the control of them so he could set them off whenever he wanted. Which triggers their RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Mary, hinted to be half-American like Joe. [[RaceLift This was likely done to add further diversity to the group of friends, as in the manga, she appears to be a lighter-skinned blonde girl.]]
* FullFrontalAssault: They discard their clothes to show Joe [[spoiler: their enhancements. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar And Mary was fully naked. In a kids/pre-teens show]].]]
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Ibaraki and Oyamada never had their given names said in the manga, but were named "Shinichi" and "Masaru" in the anime. Meanwhile, Mary received the surname of "Onodera" (which was Ishinomori's actual surname, and is also used by his son).
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: In the anime, they can't bring themselves to kill Joe, therefore their BadBoss Von Bogoot [[MoralEventHorizon activates]] [[ExplosiveLeash the bombs implanted in their bodies.]] They [[OhCrap look at each other in utter horror]] as they notice; Shinichi tackles Joe away and tells him to not get close, then they hug and apologize to Joe before being blown up in front of a screaming 009.]]
** [[spoiler: HeelFaceDoorSlam: The manga version of the same story plays to this trope more. After Joe pleads with them to stop, the three charge at him- only to explode to smithereens, with Joe realizing that the bombs must have detonated due to their minds briefly straying from the thought of killing him.]]

'''Jean-Paul Arnoul'''

->Voiced by: Creator/NobutoshiCanna (2001 version), Richard Cansino (2001 series- English dub), Luis Daniel Ramirez (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

* CaptainCrash: He crashed every single vehicle he drove when trying to rescue Francoise in the manga.
* [[spoiler: CainAndAbel: Again, subverted. In the Paris episode Francoise ''believes'' her brother has somehow returned to attack her, but she's under the effects of heavy hallucinations back then.]]
* DependingOnTheArtist: Had an uncanny resemblance to Joe when first drawn by Ishinomori, complete with the hair obscuring one eye. By the time of his second and final appearance two decades later, his hair and face were tweaked to lessen the similarities. The '01 anime uses a slightly aged-up version of his first manga design.
* PromotionToParent: He had to raise himself and Francoise, which is why he entered the Air Force.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* VagueAge: Appears to be in his twenties in the flashback seen in the anime, but in the manga his age is a little more difficult to discern (not helped by the early art style, as well as him having a youthful face and resembling Joe). There is also the two decade-long time skip between Black Ghost and Neo Black Ghost to take into account.


'''Nana Kashima'''

--> Voiced by: Creator/ShizukaIto (2004 CD Drama)

A 13-year-old girl that 004 befriends after he saves her from drug dealers. She turns out to be VERY troubled, however...

* AttentionWhore: A rather sad example.
* BrokenBird: Her very unusual family life has left her... ''very'' damaged.
* FilleFatale: She's shown smoking and wearing skimpy lingerie owned by her stepmom. [[spoiler: She even strips naked [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe to taunt 004 over his unwillingness to have sex her]], but [[NotDistractedByTheSexy when 004 rejects her again]], she covers herself [[CryCute and cries]].]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Nana's story deals with quite a bit of sex and violence, so it's no wonder it was never animated.
* OrwellianRetcon: Nana was originally a ''sixth-grader'' in the first printing of the story. Her age was raised for the reprints, most likely due to the risque activities she was depicted engaging in (and the fact that she's seen in the nude).
* ParentWithNewParamour: Her mom's gone, and her dad's in cahoots with a prostitute. No wonder Nana has a very... odd view of life.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler: Tells that to 004 almost at the end. He tells her to not depend on others instead, but sitll gives her a parting kiss and beats up the delinquents who are hounding her.]]
* PoisonousFriend: She's this to another teen, [[spoiler: who's knee deep into drugs and whom she provides of fixes in an attempt to keep them with her.]]
* OddFriendship: A blunt and misguided teenager and the very serious 004.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: She's involved in the drug trade, smokes, and tries unsuccessfully to seduce a man twice her age. Her behavior drives home the fact that she's a very troubled girl.

!!Characters exclusive to the 1968 series

'''Catherine'''

An Incan princess in charge of protecting a mysterious golden palace, alongside her giant robot guard.

* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Although she actually ''predated'' Ishinomori's creation of Princess Ixquic, the similarities are interesting to behold.


!!Characters exclusive to the 1979 series

'''Jiro'''
->Voiced by: Shioya Tsubasa

A close friend of Joe, who he knew through his teenage years. Both boys happened to be biracial, and Joe wound up imprisoned at Kurihama when he fought to defend Jiro from a gang that had attacked him for being a "half-breed".

* DisappearedDad: His father left when he was younger, and he treasures the knife that his father gave him.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Dies not long after he's introduced, so Joe can try to avenge his death.]]

'''Natalie'''
->Voiced by: Minori Matsushima

A former love interest of Jet, who he'd left behind on the West Side. She's at first delighted to reunite with him, but the circumstances that go down upon his return to New York lead to their relationship never having a chance.

* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She'd been in love with Jet since they were kids, and had insisted upon donating blood to save him after he'd been hit by a car.

'''Henry Brown'''
->Voiced by: Katsuji Mori

A former actor friend of 007, who is the catalyst for his backstory in this version of the series: [[spoiler: After Brown was believed dead in a mountain climbing accident, G.B. was suspected of having killed him. In reality, Brown had survived but also believed that G.B. had tried to ruin his career, and swore vengeance.]]

* RemakeCameo: His voice actor played Joe in the 1968 series.

'''Kramer'''
->Voiced by: Shigezō Sasaoka

Another friend of 007, who had a job as a mountain guide. [[spoiler: He is soon targeted by the not-quite-dead Henry Brown and the Neo Black Ghost, and has his brain put into a giant spider mecha.]]

* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: Of Cyborg 0011.]]
* [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation: He has a more fortunate fate than the original 0011. Joe manages to salvage his brain, while Jet finds Kramer's cryogenically-frozen body. He's back to normal shortly after.]]

'''Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu'''

A set of triplet cyborg brothers who are in charge of the Neo Black Ghost organization. [[spoiler: It later turns out that Gamo Whisky was responsible for their modifications, and has been working with them.]]

* {{Expy}}: Of the three brains of Black Ghost at the end of the Yomi arc in the manga.

'''Gandar'''

'''Odin'''
-> Voiced by: Ichiro Nagai


!!Characters exclusive to the 2001 series

'''Nathalie'''

->Voiced by: Sachiko Kojima, Circe Luna (Latin American Spanish dub)

* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Francoise's. [[spoiler: Subverted: we're led to believe that she has somehow been linked with Black Ghost, but it turns out it's actually a cyborg and that Fran has ''hallucinated'' that she's there. Her only real presence is in Francoise's flashbacks.]]
* YouthfulFreckles


'''Jimmy'''

->Voiced by: Yoshiko Kamei, Barbara Goodson (English dub)

A young boy from New York that befriends Jet when he returns home and lives in the Bronx. Jet takes him under his wing.

* CheerfulChild
* DisappearedDad
* ParentalSubstitute: Finds one in Jet.


'''Cathy'''
-->Voiced by: Kaoru Saiki, Melora Harte (English dub), MariaFernandaMorales (Latin American Spanish dub)

Jimmy's recently-divorced mother, she works very hard to sustain herself and her son but has grown disillusioned of the world. Considers Jet as a mere slacker and jerk that fills Jimmy's head with stupid fantasies at first...

* DefrostingIceQueen
* EducationMama: A mild example. She wants Jimmy to do well in school so he can get a good job. Considering their financial situation, it's very justifiable.
* GenreSavvy: Upon seeing [[spoiler: Jet's exposed leg]], she instantly realizes that Jet's story about the Cyborgs isn't fictional.
* PluckyGirl
* [[spoiler:SecretKeeper: Jet's leg is torn up while he's rescuing her from a hotel fire; she sees the circuitry and puts two and two together.]]


'''Alice'''

-->Voiced by: Natsuki Yamashita, Rebecca Forstadt (English dub, as "Reba West"), Leyla Rangel (2001 series - Latin American Spanish dub)

A young girl that Joe meets when travelling through the Japanese countryside. She claims at first that a bunch of men are following her, but there's more than meets the eye...

* AliceAllusion
* DistressedDamsel
* LittleMissSnarker
* MysteriousWaif
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* TricksterMentor: To Joe, to a degree.
* [[spoiler:TimeTravel]]
* WomanInWhite (Better said, Little Girl In White)

!!Characters in "Conclusion: God's War"

'''Dr. Kagariya'''

A long-time acquaintance of Dr. Gilmore, as well as archaeology professor at a Japanese university.

* {{Expy}}: Of the character "Dr. Komatsu" in the unfinished "Battle with the Gods" arc (itself a prototype to "God's War").

'''Hisui Kagariya [[spoiler: aka Queen Himiko]]'''

-->Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (2002 OVA adaptation) Laura Torres (2002 OVA - Latin American Spanish dub)

The 27-year old daughter of Dr. Kagariya. She soon undergoes an unusual change after excavating a Moai statue from Easter Island.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Subverted, she ''looks'' like one but her aloofness is actually shyness. [[spoiler: As Himiko, however, she plays this ''perfectly'' straight.]]
* {{Expy}}: In the unfinished "Battle with the Gods" arc of the manga, a similar, less mysterious-looking character named "Reiko Komatsu" appears. Reiko is also the daughter of an archaeology professor, and seems to hold some interest in Joe.
* [[spoiler: GrandTheftMe: By the spirit of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himiko Queen Himiko of Yamataikoku]].]]
* LonelyRichKid: Only daughter of a famous and rich professor, but ''very'' lonely. Not helped by how her father completely neglect her emotional needs.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Unlike other girls linked with Joe, she doesn't seem to have romantic feelings for him. They do bond over their loneliness, however. In the manga, however, it's a different story.
* [[spoiler: SelfMadeOrphan: When under Himiko's influence, to be fair.]]

'''Shiori Takagaki'''

-->Voiced by: Isabel Martiņon (2002 OVA - Latin American Spanish dub)

One of Joe's fellow peers in university.

* [[spoiler: CruelAndUnusualDeath: In the light novel and manga, Hisui uses her psychic powers to first have Shiori's [[EyeScream eyeballs explode out of her skull]]. If that weren't enough, she has Shiori's head explode afterward.]]
* DependingOnTheArtist: In the ''Gods's War'' anime, Shiori is a GirlyGirl with light brown HimeCut-like hair in a ponytail. In the manga her looks and fashion are noticeably more tomboyish.

'''Cecilia Molina'''

Pyunma's fiancee. He entrusts her with the secret of his cybernetics, although their relationship is soon derailed and ruined by the supernatural disasters happening all over the world.

* {{Expy}}: Of a similar character (nicknamed "Nyonda" in the fandom) that appeared in "Battle with the Gods".

'''Alan Deneuve'''

A young man who Francoise becomes close to, after she attempts to avoid contact with the rest of the 00 team in order to start anew.

* {{Expy}}: Of Jun, from Ishinomori's series "Fantasy World Jun".

'''Iere'''

A woman that Albert meets after returning to Germany. Something about her reminds him of his lost love Hilda, although circumstances lead to there being more similarity than he'd thought...

* StuffedIntoTheFridge

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