These are the characters for the series ''Anime/GatchamanCrowds''.

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[[folder:Main Cast: Gatchaman Crew (G-Crew)]]

!!Hajime Ichinose[=/=]G-101
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaUchida (JP), Creator/JessicaCalvello (EN)

The main protagonist of the series and newest recruit to the team. She's a bubbly, energetic high school girl with a fixation on collecting stationary, art supplies, and anything she considers pretty and cute. Just as she was starting to become bored and craving of more excitement in her life, she found herself enlisted as part of the G-Crew.

Her impulsive nature and willingness to disobey orders puts her at odds with more serious team members like Sugane.
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* ActionGirl
* AllLovingHero: Definitely shaping up to be this. The girl befriended a MESS, after all.
* BadassAdorable: Sweet, energetic, and dedicated to her job. Also terrifyingly intelligent and a pretty handy fighter.
* BadassBookworm: Very smart (in her own unconventional way), quite learned, and a capable Gatchaman.
* {{Bokukko}}: She uses the masculine pronoun "boku" despite not being particularly masculine herself, which is just one example of [[GibberingGenius the strange way she speaks]].
* BoobsOfSteel: Quite endowed, especially as the first episode shows.
* BuffySpeak: For all her virtues, the lady is not especially articulate.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: This is a girl that fawns over day planners to almost CargoShip levels, obsesses over arts and crafts, makes spontaneous conversation with strangers, and rarely bats an eye to being thrust into becoming an alien-fighting superhero.
* FantasticallyIndifferent: She doesn't bat an eye about being recruited onto a team that fights mysterious forces, and just embraces it with the same enthusiasm that she does with everything else.
* FreeRangeChildren: Her parents don't seem to accompany her on her meet-ups (which, granted, have plenty of other authority figures she's on friendly terms with). The only indication that Hajime even has parents is when her mom calls her after she's moved in with Sugane and Paiman.
* GenkiGirl: Makes LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya look like an EmotionlessGirl.
* GeniusSweetTooth: Consumes vast amounts of sweets and pastries to fuel her thought processes.
* GibberingGenius: A MotorMouth with very unusual speech patterns that only get worse when she's figuring something out. [[PoorCommunicationKills This is a problem.]]
* GirlishPigtails: Gains these when transformed.
* GoodIsNotDumb: She's genuine in her optimism, and it's easy for cynical characters to see her as too idealistic to have thought things through. Not so. While she is capable of acting dumber than she is, she rarely does so.
* GratuitousFrench: When she [[CallingYourAttacks calls her attacks]].
* GrayEyes: Type 3, to signify her innocence.
* HairDecorations: A white bird-shaped hair clip. After her transformation, she wears blue ribbons streaked throughout her hair and a pair of gold decorations atop her pigtails.
* HotBlooded
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Katze is not pleased when they find out she is immune to their [[BreakThemByTalking "trolling"]].
* InnocentCohabitation: Moves into Sugane and Paiman's apartment after becoming a part of the team.
* IntergenerationalFriendship[=/=]OddFriendship: With O.D.
* JumpedAtTheCall
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Serves this role to the entire team and is unusual in that she is the protagonist. Energetic and optimistic in the extreme, she manages to pull everyone out of their shells or change them for the better by opening their eyes to new viewpoints.
* MeaningfulName: "Hajime" means "First," and "Ichi" means "One." She's Gatchaman #101, and she makes the team do many things they hadn't done before (communicating with the enemy instead of mindlessly fighting, [[spoiler:revealing their existence/identities to the public]], etc.).
* MotorMouth: And she speeds up even more when she's thinking hard.
* NiceGirl: Always happy to make new friends, and often succeeds in doing so.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: During the conversation with Rui in Episode 6. In her own weird way, she does this pretty much all the time; she's a lot more perceptive than her hyperactive, childlike behavior suggests.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that something like this happened between Hajime and Berg Katze in the final episode, but we only get to see it in the director's cut version of it.]]
* PhraseCatcher: When someone calls her newbie, she responds with, "I'm Hajime!"
* ThePollyanna: Sort of a {{reconstruction}}. She's very good at using her hyper-optimism to get people to work together, avoid unnecessary violence, and bolster her ObfuscatingStupidity.
* PluckyGirl: ''Nothing'' will keep this girl down. Really.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: In her school uniform.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Sugane's and Utsutsu's Blue.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Despite her bubbly personality, she catches on to things extremely fast.
** GeniusDitz
** TheCuckoolanderWasRight: In her initial encounter with a MESS, she lets it go and later claims that she wants to get to know them better first. Then in her second encounter, she actually ''succeeds'' in communicating with a MESS and it returns all the people and objects it absorbed.
* SupremeChef: Whatever blue... concoction she fed Sugane and Paiman for breakfast, they seemed to like it just fine.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Rather than fight the MESS, she tries to communicate with it. It works.
* [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth Too Sweet For Yog Sothoth]]: Her bubbly nature and unshakable optimism coupled with the way she doesn't let what anyone says negatively about her bother her means that Berg-Katze can't stand her after they realize they can't [[BreakTheCutie break]] or [[CorruptTheCutie corrupt]] her. [[spoiler: In the epilogue she weaponizes this and make herself the "caretaker" of a sealed Berg-Katze.]]
* TripleShifter: A student, part-time worker, an active GALAX user who arranges meet ups and hang outs with friends, and a Gatchaman.
* VerbalTic: Ends her sentences with "-ssu", a slurred way of saying "desu". She tends to slur some of her speech in general.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld
* WeaponOfChoice: [[ShearMenace A giant pair of scissors]], generated while she's in her armor.

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!!Sugane Tachibana[=/=]G-96
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RyotaOhsaka (JP), Corey Hartzog (EN)

A serious, samurai-like boy who's been part of the team for five years. He is baffled by Hajime and barely even thinks of her as a woman at the start, but grows to understand and admire her.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Especially evident in Episode 3.
* ByTheBookCop: It takes a considerable amount of effort from Hajime to get him to start thinking for himself and not to blindly follow the Gatchaman precepts.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Was assigned to look after Hajime since she's new, much to his chagrin.
** StraightMan: To Hajime's antics.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Has golden eyes and blond hair.
* [[DefrostingTheIceQueen Defrosting the Ice King]]: Hajime's persistence and actions are slowly causing him to act less straight-laced.
* DoggedNiceGuy: What he eventually becomes.
* FriendlessBackground: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Hajime.
* IaijutsuPractitioner
* RealityWarper: His main power as a Gatchaman is Infinite Reach, which is basically a technique that teleports the attack of his sword to wherever the enemy is at.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Hajime's Red.
* {{Samurai}}: His attitude and sense of justice.
* SwordBeam: His "infinite range" sword is basically this.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He really admires Joe, and even joined the Gatchaman team because of him. [[spoiler: [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe A flashback suggests Joe saved his life when he was younger.]]]]
* {{Tsundere}}: For Hajime.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld
* WeaponOfChoice: His [[CoolSword sword]].

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!!Joe Hibiki[=/=]G-89
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (JP), Ty Mahany (EN)

A graduate of Tokyo University. He had a negative view of the human race, but wound up with a revived passion for his job after encountering Hajime. He's a no-nonsense government employee by day, but when night falls, he takes on the role of a dart-loving "bad boy". He also has feelings for Hajime, though he tries to keep his distance.
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* AchillesInHisTent: [[spoiler:Refuses to participate in the final battle against Berg Katze]]
** [[spoiler:ChangedMyMindKid]]: Eventually.
* [[spoiler:BreakTheHaughty: At the hands of Berg Katze.]]
* CallingYourAttacks
* {{Expy}}: Reflects the original Joe Asakura in some ways with being the bad boy of the team, having an affinity for feather shuriken, and wearing leather racing gloves. He also smokes, as the OVA version of Joe did to cement his "tough" status, and has a friend named Alan (who in the original Gatchaman, was a childhood friend of Joe's that became a priest).
* FlamingHair: When transformed.
* HairColorDissonance: Looks as if he's meant to have black hair in some artwork, though it generally appears as a dark green.
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD: After losing to Berg Katze, he gets really depressed and lets his self-loathing and even suicidal impulses consume him.]]
* JailBaitWait: A platonic variation: Joe invites Sugane out drinking with him several times, though Sugane always has to turn these invitations down since he's not old enough to drink yet. Their last scene in the epilogue, taking place after Sugane's 20th birthday, is of them finally at Joe's favorite bar for that drink. (Although given the way he looks at Sugane in that scene, [[HoYay it might not be all that platonic after all]].)
* MoreDakka: When transformed.
* MultiColoredHair: Green (or black) on top, red underneath. When his hair is tied back though it appears solid green.
* PlayingWithFire: His power is to create flames, most obvious with his Gatchaman form. He can also use them [[MundaneUtility to light his cigarettes]].
* SmokingIsCool: He is often seen smoking and is rather aloof.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Joe or Jou? NTV's official site gives his name in English as "Joe", though the other spelling can persist, such as in the artbook where his name is spelled in English as "Jo".
* SplitPersonalityMakeover: In the day time, he takes on a serious and formal personality, slicks his hair back into a ponytail, and wears glasses. At night, the glasses go, he lets his hair down, and he acts as a laid-back delinquent.
* TallDarkAndHandsome [[TallDarkAndSnarky and Snarky]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Absent in the epilogue.]] Fortunately, the Director's Cut episode remedies this.

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!!O.D.[=/=]G-12
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->'''Voiced by:''' Daisuke Hosomi (JP), Creator/ClintBickham (EN)

A effeminate, flamboyant man who runs the Gatchaman "CAGE". He is unable to transform, so he does not actively participate in the missions. He is fun-loving, but will only truly open up to those who open up to him.
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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Earth isn't the first planet he's protected. Plus there's a large number gap between Joe and him despite looking the same age. Then he reveals in episode 8 that he's half-human.
* BareYourMidriff
* CampGay
** BadassGay: At the school the Gatchamen visit for PR, one of the reporters starts to yell at the children for trying to get a look at Hajime in Gatchaman form. O.D. yells at the reporter so loudly that it scares the hell out of them, and settles things down. One of the children remarks that O.D. "must be the strongest one." [[spoiler:It turns out, he is. He's more powerful than any of them and managed to give Katze a solid beatdown, though it [[UncertainDoom may have cost him his life]].]]
* CatchPhrase: "You're overdoing it!"
* DudeLooksLikeALady: The clothes he wears and his appearance makes him look androgynous.
* FriendToAllChildren
* HalfHumanHybrid
** HumanMomNonhumanDad: Judging by Berg-Katze's comment about [[spoiler: OD's transformation destroying his father's planet.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Possibly; it's unclear if he died from his wounds after battling Katze.]]
** [[spoiler:BuryYourGays: If the above trope holds true.]]
*** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], as it turns out. He's shown to be alive in the director's cut episode 12.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship[=/=]OddFriendship: Gets along with Hajime very well.
* KindHeartedCatLover: Has his pet cat Altair tagging along with him.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: He failed to defeat Berg Katze, who went on to destroy his home planet.]]
* NiceHat: Sports a top hat when going outdoors.
* NonActionGuy: [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. He can more than hold his own in his Gatchaman form, but chooses not to fight most of the time because doing so [[WillfullyWeak could easily destroy the world]]. Also, when Katze threw J.J.'s sitting place at him in the Precipice, O.D. was strong enough to safely block it ''while in his normal form''.]]
* [[spoiler: OlderThanTheyLook: He's lived for over [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld three centuries]].]]
* [[spoiler:PersonOfMassDestruction: In Episode 4 he says that if he uses his power, the world will be destroyed.]]
* SadClown: He's almost always flamboyant and cheerful, but shows signs of wistfulness or sorrow when alone or with Paiman.
* TeamDad
* [[spoiler:UncertainDoom: Gets severely injured fighting Katze, and collapses after tossing Rui's NOTE to him. Ustusu was shown running in his direction earlier, though, so she might have healed him. Either way, his death/survival remains ambiguous until the director's cut version of episode 12, which shows he is alive.]]
* UnfortunateName: O.D. is common shorthand for a drug overdose.
* VagueAge: He's not given an official age and his age range is very vague at first, appearing to be an adult team member around Joe's age (29) or older. [[spoiler: Later, we find out that he's much older than he appears.]]
* [[spoiler: WillfullyWeak: The reason he doesn't transform; otherwise he'd destroy the world.]]

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!!"Utsu-tsu"[=/=]G-99
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->'''Voiced by:''' Kotori Koiwai (JP), Creator/CarliMosier (EN)

A fifteen year-old girl and underclassman of Hajime. She has a negative self-image and fears being closer to others, preferring instead to work in the gardens. She can only speak normally and feel comfortable around O.D.
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* BlessedWithSuck: Her powers cause great trouble for her.
* [[spoiler:CastFromLifespan: How her HealingHands work. She can get around this by sucking life out of things or people beforehand, but she doesn't like to.]]
* CatchPhrase: "utsuutsu shimasu" (I'm gloomy), which Crunchyroll intially mistook as "utsutsu shimasu" (I'm dreamy), even though the catchphrase is stated in the series' [[http://www.ntv.co.jp/GATCHAMAN_Crowds/character/utsutsu.html website]].
* CharacterDevelopment: From a distant ShrinkingViolet to a NiceGirl who strives to save people.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Green hair, green eyes.
* DefrostingTheIceQueen: Thanks to Hajime.
* EmotionlessGirl
* {{Expy}}: Bears a striking resemblance to [[VisualNovel/SayaNoUta Saya]].
* HairDecorations: A large green bow tying back her hair. Hajime uses her own dress to make Utsutsu blue rose hair clips.
* [[spoiler:MesACrowd[=/=]SelfDuplication: She can produce clones at will. According to the website, she activates this power by dividing her life energy.]]
** [[spoiler: In Gatchaman form the clones lack her extending arm scarf.]]
* MsFanservice: When at the Gatchaman HQ, Utsutsu used to wear nothing but a black bikini and a garter on one leg.
* RapunzelHair: While in heels her hair reaches the floor and curves back up for few more inches.
* ScarfOfAsskicking ExtendableArms: [[spoiler: In Gatchaman form]]
* ShrinkingViolet
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit of choice when at the Gatchaman HQ was a small black bikini and garter.
* [[spoiler:VampiricDraining[=/=]HealingHands: She can absorb LifeEnergy with one hand, and return it with another. Initially she isn't happy about this, because she can't really touch people.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Absent in the epilogue. The director's cut of episode 12 fixes this; she's alive and still living with O.D.]]


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!!Paiman[=/=]G-3
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaHirano (JP), Creator/LuciChristian (EN)

An alien Gatchaman whose history goes back hundreds of years. He's entrusted by J.J. to lead the team and give them their orders. He also happens to resemble a tiny panda.
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* BerserkButton: Don't call him a panda.
** [[spoiler: Or threaten to hurt children.]]
* ButtMonkey
* CrossdressingVoices
* DrowningMySorrows: After he chickens out of a battle and feels unfit to lead the team.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: No one but Sugane takes him too seriously.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: It turns out in episode 10 that he's had them during the whole run of the show. [[spoiler:During his HesBack moment, they turn gray and shiny.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: Develops shades of this after visiting the kindergarten
* {{Hammerspace}}: Both his smart phone and NOTE are larger than himself, yet he somehow manages to keep both of them in his pants.
* HeroicBSOD: Katze showing up triggered one, and he doesn't break out of it until Episode 8.
* IAmNotWeasel: Really, he doesn't like being called a panda.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mild example.
* MentorMascot: Well, he tries. He isn't actually much good at the mentoring, though.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Apparently, Berg Katze was responsible for killing his friend.]]
* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: When he finally decides to go after Berg Katze he transforms and dashes off to Katze's location...then Pai-Pai gets cold feet and runs off.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Looks like a cute little panda, but drinks beer, acts like an old man, and has been around longer than the rest of the team.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Transforms into a huge cylindrical [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot rocket-tank-mecha]].
* PointyHairedBoss: A superhero example. He's completely useless as a leader, and knows it. Mostly, he compensates for his inadequacies through blind adherence to the Gatchaman rulebook and J.J.'s prophecies, and when that doesn't work, he either freezes up or runs away. [[spoiler: He eventually admits this to himself and changes for the better.]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* SwallowedWhole: Has a heroic version of this power when transformed. [[spoiler: He swallows the CROWDS and shoots them out of his shoulder in a stunned state.]]
* TransformingMecha: When transformed he's basically this. He can even carry other people inside him.
* VacuumMouth: One of his powers when transformed.

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!!J.J. Robinson
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->'''Voiced by:''' KatsujiMori (JP), Leraldo Anzaldua (EN)

An alien guardian of Earth who has looked after the galaxy, having seen the rise and fall of life over aeons. He is in charge of granting the Gatchaman title to those who have the correct characteristics and powers, and guides them with his premonitions.
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* BigGood: The others thinks so.
* CrypticConversation: Most of his pronouncements are vague poetic statements the other characters have to interpret.
* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: He's [[{{Understatement}} just a bit]] mysterious. And he pulls out {{Transformation Trinket}}s from people's chests.
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: After the MESS are dealt with he does...absolutely nothing. [[spoiler: Eventually, the Gatchamen politely call him out on this and say they don't need him anymore. He does not seem to care.]]
* TheMentor
* RemakeCameo: He has the same voice actor as Ken the Eagle from the original ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Even in the director's cut, we don't know what happens to him at the end of the series.]]

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[[folder: Other Characters]]

!!Rui Ninomiya[=/=]Load Galax
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->'''Voiced by:''' Ayumu Murase (JP), Creator/ShannonEmerick (EN)

A highly-intelligent young man who finds the current world boring, and seeks to update and advance it at any cost. He created President X and the "GALAX" network in hopes of solving the world's problems.
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* AmbiguousGender: In-universe and outside of it; Hajime and the G-Crew alternate between using neutral and masculine pronouns for him and it's not clear what Rui considers himself. Meanwhile fans and those unfamiliar with the series sometimes mistake him for female, even when he isn't crossdressing.
* BreakTheCutie: Painfully so.
* CharacterTic: Biting his nails when he gets nervous.
* DarkMagicalGirl: A male example, kind of. [[spoiler: He doesn't become a Gatchaman himself though.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Though seemingly it was done involuntarily on his part, and he's extremely hesitant about using his powers.]]
* ElegantGothicLolita: Many of his outfits while crossdressing are intended to be this, but none of them are an accurate representation of the fashion.
* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler: The reason he worries about using the CROWDS, as he knows they are a power Katze has given him. That said, he is still willing to use it to his advantage.]]
* GuardianEntity[=/=]SummonMagic: [[spoiler: The CROWDS are basically this. He describes them as manifestations of human consciousness and they can be summoned through an app he created. Anyone who summons a CROWD gains {{Synchronization}} with it.]]
* HairColorDissonance: The wig he usually wears as Load seems to vary between being depicted as blonde or a light pink, depending on the lighting and shading in a scene.
* InformedAttractiveness: [[spoiler: Hajime notes he looks better without makeup than with the thick makeup he wears as Load. He's drawn the same way regardless. However, Hajime's make up comment was most likely an analogy about Rui being distrustful and hiding his identity.]]
* KingIncognito: He dresses as a woman so he can travel through the city and see how his GALAX network is working out in the real world.
* LonelyRichKid: [[{{Irony}} Despite being the creator of a wildly popular social network]], he doesn't seem to have any close friends besides X.
* OffscreenTeleportation: [[spoiler: As part of his ability to summon CROWDS, he can also teleport]].
* ThePresentsWereNeverFromSanta: [[spoiler: A subversion, in that he was aware Katze was bad from the beginning.]]
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Katze is trying to force him into this. [[spoiler: It doesn't happen, so Katze decides to set things in motion himself.]]
* [[spoiler: SixthRanger: Despite not becoming a Gatchaman.]]
* TeenGenius: Besides creating GALAX, Rui knows English, Japanese, and Chinese. He also learned how to hack from places all over the world.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Often eats from a jar of [[SweetTooth jelly beans]] while talking to X. [[spoiler: Berg Katze picks up this habit when he disguises himself as Rui, eating handfuls of jelly beans and [[EvilIsPetty crushing them under his heels]].]]
* VagueAge: He has a youthful enough appearance to easily pass for being a prepubescent girl, but is financially independent.
* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler: When he contacts Hajime and Sugane, he asks them to give up being Gatchaman and work as [=GALAXters=], claiming that Gatchaman will become unnecessary and possibly even a hindrance in the world he is trying create. Sugane understands where he's coming from but refuses because he doesn't think Gatchaman are unnecessary. Hajime then refuses because...well, she doesn't ''say'', but she implies that Rui's being hypocritical since he has abilities like a Gatchaman himself.]]
* WideEyedIdealist: He just wants the people of the world to join forces against evil. But he's slowly becoming a WellIntentionedExtremist to get this goal.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: As part of his KingIncognito outings as "Load Galax". According to the series planner Takao Kudo, Rui does this because he enjoys pretty things. [[{{Transsexual}} It's possible that he's intended to be genderqueer]], though WordOfGod hasn't confirmed or denied this.

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!!President X
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SakuraTange (JP), Jenny Strader (EN)

An artificial intelligence created by Rui Ninomiya. It monitors the "GALAX" network, provides information to its users, and acts as Rui's assistant.
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* ArtificialIntelligence
* AdaptationalHeroism: The ''Gatchaman'' character it is named after was the BigBad of the series.
** [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: In Episode 8, after Katze copies Rui and locks him out of the system. Interestingly, this is not because of any malice on X's part, but because it is literally not capable of understanding that there are two Ruis.]]
*** [[spoiler: {{Brainwashed}}: When it starts noticing the differences between Rui and Katze in Rui's form, Katze causes it to glitch out with a wave of his finger, making X think there's nothing wrong.]]
*** [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: And Rui regains control of X in Episode 11.]]
* MeaningfulName: Named after the original series's BigBad.
* MissionControl: To the entire GALAX network.
* OneLetterName
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The website says its English name is "President-X". However the Japanese name is "Sōsai X". To make things more confusing, Crunchyroll's description calls it "General X". (Both president and director-general are valid translations of sōsai).
* WellIntentionedExtremist: It does hack into other systems if it detects there is a potential emergency. Like a shipment of bad milk, for instance.

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[[folder:Villains]]

!!MESS

An alien species that absorbs humans. The Gatchaman team has been tasked with exterminating them. [[spoiler: Shortly after becoming a Gatchaman, Hajime successfully communicates with a MESS, causing the entire species to stop attacking and return the humans they absorbed.]]
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* TheAssimilator: Although Hajime gets them to stop.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The MESS are believed to be this in episode 3, with the G-Crew believing them to simply view humans as ants or rocks rather than being malicious towards them. The implication is that when Hajime actually talked to them in a way they could understand, they realized that humans were sentient.
* DittoAliens: They all look alike. Justified due to being a HiveMind.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: Although it's not a costume, the MESS Hajime befriends shrinks in size and ditches the black tentacles.
* HeelFaceTurn: When Hajime convinced them to stop absorbing people and various objects.
* HiveMind
* InSeriesNickname: Hajime dubs the MESS she befriends MESSY.
* NonMaliciousMonster: Once Hajime establishes communication they release all the people they absorbed unharmed.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Once Hajime finds a way to talk to them, they stop causing trouble.
* SinisterGeometry: They look like giant rainbow colored cubes. The one Hajime befriends becomes less sinister.
* TheSpeechless: They seem to communicate by altering their shapes.
* StarfishAliens
* StarterVillain: Before being swapped out for [[spoiler: Berg-Katze]].
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: MESSY stops showing up after a while.
** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:They come back for the last episode...but they don't actually do anything.]]

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!! Umeda[=/=]Number 26
->'''Voiced by:''' KojiYusa (JP)

One of the Hundred GALAX users [[spoiler: empowered by Rui's CROWDS. Due to a disagreement with Rui, he was removed as a Hundred, until Katze approached him again.]]
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* [[spoiler: TheDragon: Leader of the Neo Hundred]]
* MoralityPet: His young daughter.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Believes it's necessary to spill blood to change the world. The disagreement between himself and Rui is what drives Rui to [[spoiler: remove him from being a Hundred]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Emphasis on extreme.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: His fate is unrevealed in the original broadcast, but the episode 12 director's cut shows him being reunited with his family.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: More than a little bit bloodthirsty in a {{Reconstruction}}.
* [[spoiler: YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters]]
* [[spoiler: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Berg Katze exposes his name and his family on the Internet when he isn't useful to him anymore.]]

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!!Berg Katze
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->'''Voiced by:''' MamoruMiyano (JP), David Wald (EN)

A shady individual claiming to be an alien from outer space and a fallen Gatchaman. His goals and motivation are shrouded in mystery.
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* AdaptationDyeJob: The original Berg Katse was a blond, while his counterpart in this series has a long mane of dark pink hair.
* AdaptationalVillainy: The original series villain was TheDragon. Here he's the BigBad.
* AxCrazy: Delights in making people kill each other.
* BadPowersBadPeople: The power of his NOTE is to create discord among living beings and make them fight each other. One has to wonder how he was able to become a Gatchaman in the first place.
* BreakThemByTalking: One of his preferred methods. [[spoiler:Poor Joe.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Averted. In fact, he ''mocks'' those who do.
* DontLookAtMe: In the director's cut, when [[spoiler: Hajime cuts his hair. Probably symbolic of how trolls need their anonymity.]]
* TheDreaded: To OD and Pai-Pai.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Referencing the original's GenderBender nature.
* EnemyWithout: [[spoiler: In the episode 12 director's cut, Hajime says he's this for everyone.]]
* EvilIsHammy: ''SCREAMS!!'' or draaaa~ws out nearly all of his dialogue.
* EvilRedhead: Well, pinkhead.
* EvilTastesGood: He finds suffering ''yummy''. May be an EmotionEater.
** The actual word he's saying is ''meshiuma'', which is Japanese internet slang for schadenfreude. [[http://bangin.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/%E3%83%A1%E3%82%B7%E3%82%A6%E3%83%9Emeshiuma/ Read about it here]] - the word is a abbreviation of ''meshi ga umai'' which means "my food tastes good". This relates to a Japanese proverb which basically means "the misfortune of others is sweet like honey".
* FallenHero: He's a former Gatchaman.
* FauxAffablyEvil: At times, particularly when speaking to Hajime.
* {{Foil}}: To Hajime. They have a lot of similarities which highlight their differences as well; one superficial one is Hajime's sing-song chanting of "Gatcha" in the first episode, which sounds like a DarkReprise when Katze does the same thing later on.
* ForTheEvulz: Wanders the universe killing random people and [[spoiler:making entire civilizations destroy themselves]], just because he can.
* GratuitousEnglish: As opposed to using any of the [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns Japanese personal pronouns]], he uses the English word "me".
* HellishPupils: [[spoiler: Katze's eyes are entirely red, with moving black bands in the center.]]
* [[spoiler: InstrumentOfMurder]]: When transformed. [[spoiler: When used on OD, it creates colorful doppelgangers of its target that Katze attacks to damage him.]]
* InvisibleToNormals: In practice his PerceptionFilter works like this since no one pays attention to them when their hiding as a normal person, no one notices that there are two identical individuals in the area when Katze starts framing their victim, and they can get away with their transformation kiss in the middle of a busy street without getting so much as an odd glance. This may be a reversal of the standard "Only the pure of heart can see it" since no matter how hard she tries Hajime can never see him, making this more like "Invisible To Innocents". In the director's cut [[spoiler: Hajime does see him when she realizes that [[EnemyWithout Katze is basically in everyone.]]]]
* IronicHell: [[spoiler:Seems very put out by Hajime dragging him along on "dates" in the epilogue.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: His modus operandi is to [[spoiler: get a planet's inhabitants to destroy each other.]]
* MeaningfulName: Berg-Katze is roughly [[GratuitousGerman german]] for [[PantheraAwesome "mountain]] [[CatsAreMean cat"]] which goes well with tormenting our bird-based heroes for fun and fits with either taking the "[[CatsAreMagic mountain cat]]" translation at face value or if it refers to them being a [[StealthPun cougar]].
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Which he keeps even after shapeshifting.
* OmnicidalManiac: According to episode 4 [[spoiler: he destroys entire planets...without getting his own hands dirty.]]
* PerceptionFilter: He seems to possess this power; [[spoiler: even the Gatchaman sometimes can't see him.]]
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: ''Oh boy''...
* PsychoPathicManchild: OD believes he might be a troublesome child when talking to Sugane in episode 8.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When they're actually shown, his eyes are a ''solid'' red with the same black diamond pattern he has for his "tail" and imprinted on his neck and feet.
* [[spoiler: SealedEvilInACan]]: The final episode implies [[[spoiler: Hajime sealed him within her body, or at least turned him into her tie.]] It's not very clear, though.
** [[spoiler: SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan]]: As shown in the director's cut for the final episode. [[spoiler: Hajime kisses him, which apparently transforms Katze into his own NOTE. Then she sticks it into herself through her chest, sealing Katze forever.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: NTV's licensing info spells his name "Berg-Katze", but most other materials use "Berg Katse". (The hyphens might just be there to clarify the [[UsefulNotes/NamesInJapanese name order]] for a Japanese audience.)
* SuperPowerLottery: Even amongst Gatchaman, he's got casual flight and VoluntaryShapeshifting, and whatever his Gatchaman state is, it's apparently extremely strong.
* TailSlap: It's described as a tail, at any rate.
* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler: His transformed state]] in episodes 4 and 7.
* {{Troll}}: The entire point of his character is that he's an internet troll in real life with superpowers. Given the ending, the series' {{Aesop}} may well be "Don't feed the trolls".
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: By kissing people.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]

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