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



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

!!Hajime Ichinose[=/=]G-101
->'''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.

%%* ActionGirl
* AllLovingHero: Definitely so: the girl befriended a MESS and [[spoiler:Berg-Katze]], 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. Even more so in ''Insight'' for some inexplicable reason; apparently [[spoiler:sealing Katze inside of herself made her breasts grow bigger]].
* BuffySpeak: For all her virtues, the lady is not especially articulate.
* CatchPhrase: She seems to have developed one in ''Insight''.
-->''[[spoiler: [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan Katze]]]], shut up''.
* {{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.
* DissonantSerenity: In ''Insight'', [[spoiler: she keeps telling Katze to shut up with a smile and a happy tone of voice.]].
* TheFace: Hajime is the one who leads the charge in revealing gatchaman to the public and developing their initial PR. She's quite the celebrity by the time of ''Insight''.
* 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 a couple of conversations over the phone with her mother.
* 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
* MaleGaze: Her breasts, although always fully covered, get quite a bit of focus, especially in episode 1 and ''Insight''. ''Insight'' justifies it a ''little'' by having [[spoiler:Berg-Katze talk out of her chest when not transformed]].
* 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" or "beginning", 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.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: 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: Her sealing of Katze in episode 12, which is remedied in the director's cut]].
* PhraseCatcher: When someone calls her "newbie" or "rookie", 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. Nothing.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: In her school uniform.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Sugane's and Utsutsu's blue.
* ShutUpKiss: [[spoiler: To Katze in the director's cut of episode 12, which turns them into a NOTE somehow]].
* SlasherSmile: Her gatchaman form develops a red one [[spoiler:when Katze is in control]], contrasting with her usual blue eyes.
* SmarterThanYouLook[=/=]GeniusDitz: Despite her bubbly personality, she catches on to things extremely fast.
** 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.
* UniquenessValue: She's one of the very rare individuals whose social cloud created from Gel's power that's grey and unaffected by the mood of others.
* 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.


!!Sugane Tachibana[=/=]G-96
->'''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.

* {{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.
* CharacterDevelopment: He's a lot more laid back in "Insight".
* ChickMagnet: Has girls constantly flocking him in "Insight".
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Was assigned to look after Hajime since she's new, much to his chagrin.
** StraightMan: To Hajime's antics.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Has yellow 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
* DemotedToExtra: A mild example, but due to the series' shift in focusing on the new characters in the sequel, he has less screen time compared to the first season.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In the first season.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* {{Megane}}: In "Insight".
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Hajime's red.
* {{Samurai}}: Has a very formal and traditional attitude and a strong sense of justice.
* SwordBeam: His "Infinite Blade, Storm" attack involves him shooting a sword beam that teleports to his target, no matter where they may be.
* 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 (platonic version) and Joe (borderline romantic version).
%%* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld
* WeaponOfChoice: His [[CoolSword sword]].


!!Joe Hibiki[=/=]G-89
->'''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".

* AchillesInHisTent: [[spoiler:Refuses to participate in the final battle against Berg-Katze]].
%%** ChangedMyMindKid: Eventually.
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:At the hands of Berg-Katze.]]
%%* CallingYourAttacks
* {{Expy}}: Reflects the original Joe Asakura in some ways, 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.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After losing to Berg-Katze, he gets really depressed and lets his self-loathing and suicidal impulses consume him.]]
* HiddenDepths: He reveals on a couple of occasions that his dream is "world peace".
* JailBaitWait: A possible example; 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.
%%* MoreDakka: When transformed.
* MultiColoredHair: Green/black on top, red/orange underneath. When his hair is tied back, though, it appears solid green. It's meant to symbolize his dual nature and his true personality which is quite hot-blooded.
* OralFixation: The first season has him smoking in nearly every scene he's in. In ''Insight'' he switches over to lollipops [[spoiler: and then suddenly starts smoking again.]]
* 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. He ditches the cigarettes for lollipops in ''Insight''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Joe" vs. "Jou". NTV's official site gives his name in English as "Joe", though other spellings 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: Absent in [[spoiler:the epilogue]]; remedied in the director's cut.


->'''Voiced by:''' Daisuke Hosomi (JP), Creator/ClintBickham (EN)

A effeminate, flamboyant person who runs the Gatchaman CAGE. They are unable to transform, so they do not actively participate in missions. They are fun-loving, but will only truly open up to those who open up to him.

* AmbiguouslyHuman: Earth isn't the first planet they've protected. Plus, there's a large number gap between Joe and them despite looking the same age. [[spoiler: They reveal in episode 8 that they are half-human.]]
* 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, they are. They're more powerful than the others and managed to give Katze a solid beatdown.]]
%%* BareYourMidriff
%%* CampGay
%%* CatchPhrase: "You're overdoing it!"
%%* FriendToAllChildren
* HalfHumanHybrid: As revealed in episode 8 of ''Crowds''.
** HumanMomNonhumanDad: Judging by Berg-Katze's comment about [[spoiler: O.D's transformation destroying their father's planet.]]
* InformedAttribute: It's stated time and time again that [[spoiler:them transforming (or "spreading their wings") would destroy the world instantly]], which does not happen [[spoiler:when they actually transform in ''Crowds'']].
* IntergenerationalFriendship[=/=]OddFriendship: Gets along with Hajime very well.
* KindHeartedCatLover: Has their pet cat Altair tagging along with them almost constantly.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: Failed to defeat Berg-Katze, who went on to destroy their home planet.]]
* NiceHat: Sports a top hat when going outdoors.
* NonActionGuy: [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. He can more than hold their own in their gatchaman form, but chooses not to fight most of the time because doing so [[WillfullyWeak could easily destroy the world]]. Also, when Katze threw JJ's sitting place at him in the Precipice, O.D was strong enough to safely block it ''while in his normal form''.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Has lived for over [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld three centuries]].]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:In episode 4, they says that if they use their power, the world will be destroyed.]]
* SadClown: They're almost always flamboyant and cheerful, but shows signs of wistfulness or sorrow when alone or with Paiman.
%%* TeamDad
* TheHost: In ''Insight'', they co-host an internet show.
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler: In episode 12, they get severely injured fighting Katze, collapse after tossing Rui's NOTE to him, and are never seen again afterwards. The director's cut disputes this and shows them alive.]]
* UnfortunateName: O.D is common shorthand for a drug overdose.
* VagueAge: They're not given an official age and their age range is very vague at first, appearing to be an adult team member around Joe's age (29) or older, [[spoiler:though actually being around a few centuries old]].
* WillfullyWeak: [[spoiler:The reason he doesn't transform; otherwise he'd destroy the world.]]


!!Utsutsu Miya[=/=]G-99
->'''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.

* BlessedWithSuck: Her powers cause great trouble for her.
* 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: "I'm gloomy" (''utsuutsu shimasu''), which Crunchyroll intially mistook as "I'm dreamy" (''utsutsu shimasu'').
* CharacterDevelopment: From a distant ShrinkingViolet to a [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]] who strives to save people.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Green hair, green eyes.
* DefrostingTheIceQueen: Thanks to Hajime.
%%* EmotionlessGirl
* ExpressiveHair: She has two flaps of hair that look rather like cat ears, and they tend to move according to her emotions.
* {{Expy}}: Physically, she bears a striking resemblance to [[VisualNovel/SayaNoUta Saya]], though their personalities could not be more opposite.
* HairDecorations: A large green bow tying back her hair. Hajime uses her own dress to make Utsutsu blue rose hair clips.
* MesACrowd[=/=]SelfDuplication: She can produce clones at will. She activates this power by dividing her life energy. In gatchaman form, the clones lack her scarf.
* MsFanservice: When at the CAGE or at home, Utsutsu usually wears nothing but a black bikini and a garter on one leg, though this is not focused on like one would typically expect.
* NoNameGiven: Her last name was not given until ''Insight''.
* RapunzelHair: While in heels her hair reaches the floor and curves back up for few more inches.
* ScarfOfAsskicking[=/=]ExtendableArms: Has these when in gatchaman form.
%%* ShrinkingViolet
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit of choice when at home or at the CAGE is a small black bikini and garter.
* 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 safely because of it.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Absent in [[spoiler:the epilogue]]. The director's cut of episode 12 fixes this.


->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaHirano (JP), Creator/LuciChristian (EN)

An alien Gatchaman whose history goes back hundreds of years. He's entrusted by JJ to lead the team and give them their orders. He also happens to resemble a tiny panda.

* BerserkButton: Don't call him a panda. Or threaten to hurt children.
%%* ButtMonkey
* DrowningMySorrows: After he chickens out of a battle and feels unfit to lead the team.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: In ''Crowds'', 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.
* InSeriesNickname: Nicknamed "Pai-Pai", much to his frustration.
%%* 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 speeds off to Katze's location... then 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 JJ'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.


!!JJ Robinson
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/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.

* 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. Eventually, the gatchamen politely call him out on this and say they don't need him anymore. He does not seem to care. ''Insight'' even has Paiman comment how he's getting sloppy with his statements sent to the Gatchaman, since he sent it ''after'' they had already arrived at where the spaceship crashed.
%%* TheMentor
* InMysteriousWays: He works like this rather than giving out direct orders to the gatchaman, giving them vague poems to guide them and choosing gatchaman. The problem was that the gatchaman became too reliant on his words and never tried to take action for themselves, which seems to have been his reasoning for choosing Hajime. In ''Insight'', he's still up to this and chose Tsubasa to be a gatchaman out in public.
* RemakeCameo: He has the same voice actor as Ken the Eagle from the original ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His fate at the end of ''Crowds'' is unclear, though in ''Insight'', we learn he's still leaving prophecies and awakening gatchamen.

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!!Rui Ninomiya[=/=]LOAD GALAX
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyumuMurase (JP), Creator/ShannonEmerick (EN)

A highly-intelligent young man who finds the current world lacking, 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.

By the end of ''Crowds'' and in ''Insight'', [[spoiler: he officially becomes a gatchaman]].

* 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, fan opinion is all over the place regarding it.
* BreakTheCutie: ''Painfully'' so, in both seasons.
* CharacterTic: Biting his nails when he gets nervous.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Kind of. [[spoiler: Contrary to what you would expect, he doesn't become a gatchaman himself until the very end of ''Crowds'']].
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Though seemingly done involuntarily on his part, and he's extremely hesitant about using his powers.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: The power he got from Berg Katze and hopes to use in order to update/change the world for the better. Serving as a kind of good chaos to Bergs bad chaos.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Many of his outfits while crossdressing are intended to be this, but none of them are an accurate representation of the fashion.
* EvilIsNotAToy: 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, strawberry 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.]]
* SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Despite not becoming a gatchaman until ''Insight''.]]
* TeenGenius: Besides creating GALAX, Rui knows English, Japanese, and Chinese. He also learned how to hack from places all over the world.
* TeleportersAndTransporters[=/=]TelephoneTeleport: In ''Insight'', [[spoiler: this becomes his power as a gatchaman. When he teleports himself or another person, all cell phones in the area get a phone call from the teleportee.]]
* 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. It's possible that he's intended to be genderqueer, though the creators haven't confirmed or denied this.

!!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.

%%* ArtificialIntelligence
* AdaptationalHeroism: The ''Gatchaman'' character it is named after was the BigBad of the series.
** FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: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.]]
*** {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler: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.]]
*** HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:And Rui regains control of X in episode 11.]]
* MeaningfulName: Named after the original series' BigBad.
* MissionControl: To the entire GALAX network.
* MundaneUtility: X is used in ''Insight'' as a poll site for people to use. Eventually it reaches the point that X even has a poll about whether people should use it or have Gel do all the thinking for them.
* MythologyGag: [[spoiler: The fact that it's a computer and was eventually controlled by Berg-Katze is a similar to one of the original drafts for the original gatchaman.]]
%%* 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.



An alien species that absorbs humans. The gatchaman team has been tasked with exterminating them. Shortly after becoming a gatchaman, Hajime successfully communicates with a MESS, causing the entire species to stop attacking and return the humans they absorbed.

* 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: Though 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 Berg-Katze.
%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: MESSY stops showing up after a while.
** TheBusCameBack: They come back for the last episode... but they don't actually do anything. They show up again every couple of episodes in ''Insight''.


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

One of the Hundred GALAX users empowered by Rui's CROWDS. Due to a disagreement with Rui, he was removed as a Hundred, until Katze approached him again.

* TheDragon: Leader of the Neo Hundred.
* HeelFaceTurn: Eventually realizes the errors of his ways and decides to help when he can. Including being a defender of CROWDS even after VAPE.
* 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 remove him from being a Hundred.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Emphasis on extreme.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His fate is unrevealed in the original broadcast, but the episode 12 director's cut shows him being reunited with his family. In ''Insight'', he's seen again briefly with his daughter.
* WrongGenreSavvy: More than a little bit bloodthirsty in a {{Reconstruction}}.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Berg-Katze exposes his name and his family on the internet when he isn't useful to him anymore.


->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/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.

In ''Insight'', he's still sealed inside Hajime and reduced to being a complaining voice.

* AdaptationDyeJob: The original Berg-Katze was a blonde, 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.
* ButtMonkey: In ''Insight'', he's become little more than a gag character. [[spoiler:Hajime regularly makes him ATwinkleInTheSky of her headspace]].
* CallingYourAttacks: Averted. In fact, he ''mocks'' those who do.
* ClusterFBomb: By ''Insight'', [[spoiler:he's pretty much been reduced to calling Hajime variations on "Bitch", with little ability to influence anything]]
* DontLookAtMe: In the director's cut, when [[spoiler:Hajime cuts his hair]]. Probably symbolic of how trolls need their anonymity.
* TheDreaded: To O.D and Paiman.
* EnemyWithout: In the episode 12 director's cut, Hajime says he's this for everyone.
** EnemyWithin: In ''Insight'', he is trying to be this to [[spoiler:Hajime]]... or, at least, ''would'' be if she cared.
* EvilIsHammy: ''SCREAMS!!'' or draaaaws out nearly all of his dialogue.
* EvilRedhead: Well, pinkhead.
* EvilTastesGood: Finds suffering ''yummy''. 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", which is a plot point in one episode.
* 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: Katze's eyes are entirely red, with moving black bands in the center.
* InstrumentOfMurder: When transformed. When used on O.D, he creates colorful doppelgangers of his target that Katze attacks to damage them.
* InvisibleToNormals: In practice, his PerceptionFilter works like this since no one pays attention to him when he's hiding as a normal person, no one notices that there are two identical individuals in the area when Katze starts framing his victim, and he can get away with his 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. In the director's cut, [[spoiler:Hajime finally sees him when she realizes that [[EnemyWithout Katze is basically in everyone]]]].
* IronicHell: Seems very put out by Hajime dragging him along on "dates" in [[spoiler:the epilogue]].
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He once ran into Gel before CROWDS and ''Insight''. His response was to run away.
* ManipulativeBastard: His modus operandi is to 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 him being a [[StealthPun cougar]].
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Which he keeps even after shapeshifting.
* OmnicidalManiac: Destroys entire planets without getting his own hands dirty.
* OrderVersusChaos: He embodies negative chaos that seeks to spread mayhem and destruction just for the sake of it.
* PerceptionFilter: Seems to possess this power; Hajime can't see him prior to episode 12's director cut.
* PhraseCatcher: In ''Insight'', Hajime responds to his complaining with "Katze, shut up".
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Oh ''boy''. Not so much after [[spoiler:Hajime seals him]], though.
* PsychoPathicManchild: O.D 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.
* SealedEvilInACan / SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: As shown in the director's cut for the final episode, Hajime kisses him, which transforms Katze into his own NOTE, before stuffing it into her chest, sealing him inside of her.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS
** NTV's licensing info spells his name "Berg-Katze", but most other materials use "Berg Katse"/"Katze". The hyphen might just be there to clarify the [[UsefulNotes/NamesInJapanese name order]] for a Japanese audience.
** "Katze" vs. "Katse".
* SuperEmpowering: Gave Rui and Rizumu of ''Insight'' the power of CROWDS by releasing their notes.
* SuperPowerLottery: Even amongst gatchaman, he's got casual flight and VoluntaryShapeshifting, and his gatchaman form is apparently extremely strong.
* TailSlap: It's described as a tail, at any rate.
* TheUnreveal: His transformed state in episodes 4 and 7. Finally revealed in the episode 12.
* {{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: Takes on other peoples' appearances by kissing them.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink hair.


[[folder: Characters introduced in ''Insight'']]
!Tsubasa Misudachi
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaoriIshihara

A high-school student who wants to make fireworks like her great-grandfather. After an alien lands near her house, she encounters the gatchamen before becoming one herself.

%%* ActionGirl
%%* BoyishShortHair
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Unlike Hajime, who knew what to do when she joined the gatchamen, Tsubasa is still trying to figure everything out. She can't even transform properly.
* GenkiGirl: She's not as exuberant as Hajime, but she's still pretty outgoing.
* IdiotHero: She's not very bright and as the show goes on she clearly has no idea what's she getting into because she acts on her emotions rather than thinking.
* MeaningfulName: "Tsubasa" means "wing(s)", which is a word constantly used to describe the gatchamen. More literally, Tsubasa's gatchaman sports a pair of wings.
* MysticalWhiteHair: As a {{Sentai}}-esque heroine.
* NaiveNewcomer: As the latest member of the G-Crew, Tsubasa falls into this role.
* PowerIncontinence: Tsubasa has difficulty transforming. There may be an element of CentipedesDilemma as she was able to transform without consciously trying to in episode 1.
* ShesGotLegs: Occasionally has focus put on her legs; a notable example is a split-second shot in the OP which shows them off.
* WideEyedIdealist: Deconstructed. Her idealism and worldview is the result of not being very intelligent. It has resulted her in developing a very narrow black and white worldview as a result.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: She firmly believes in this and that they should make people agree with her and Gel rather than think about difficult stuff or having an opinion of their own.

!Tsubasa's Grandfather

The elderly grandfather of Tsubasa. He deals with fireworks that Tsubasa one day hopes to have as her own job.

* CynicismCatalyst: It's implied that losing his brother in a war is what made him the rational and cynical man that he is today.
* OnlySaneMan: He's the only member of his family that realizes why letting Gel run things or leaving it all to Gel is a really bad idea.
* UniquenessValue: Like Hajime he's one of the ''very'' rare individuals whose social cloud appears grey whenever Gel uses his power.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaHanazawa (child), Creator/TomokazuSugita (adult)

An alien that crash-lands on Earth near Tsubasa's house. Has the power to make colorful smiley balloons appear over people's heads, representing their thoughts and feelings.

* AdaptationalHeroism: Unlike his ''Gatchaman II'' counterpart, this Gel Sadra is a hero; so far, anyway.
%%* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* AffectionateNickname: Is either called "Gel-chan" or "Dera-kun".
* BadassPacifist: Known to end wars in all the previous planets he visited, and is obviously very hurt when people around him fight, to the point of tears.
%%** BadassAdorable
* BareYourMidriff: His attire shows off his stomach and navel.
* {{Bishonen}}: As an adult.
* BlowYouAway: He possesses wind powers, with one attack called "Innocent Storm".
* CatchPhrase: "Gerururu", which he uses when making the social atmosphere visible.
* DualAgeModes: Has a child form and an adult form he can switch between at will if the situation calls for it.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: His child form. His [[HeIsAllGrownUp adult form]], not so much.
* HairAntennae: Has four thunder-shaped antennae that move when he is detecting people´s feelings.
* HeIsAllGrownUp: His adult form.
* IndividualityIsIllegal: Wants everyone to agree and think the same things for peace and unity. To the point that he'll let them vote to have him do all the thinking for them.
* MessianicArchetype: Apparently goes to planets in order to bring peace to them. He has a good track record -- many of the planets he visited became considerably better off afterward.
* MythologyGag: He's named after the villain of ''Gatchaman II''.
* RubberForeheadAliens: He's humanoid, but with hair antennae and red skin.
* OrderVersusChaos: He represents Order in contrast to Bergs Chaos.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Gelsadra" vs. "Gel Sadra". Crunchyroll's sub translates it as the former.
* StealthPun: Gel has an association with wind. His power lets him show the mood of people, or to put it another way, he makes the (social) atmosphere visible.
%%* TokenMiniMoe
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Berg once ran into Gel in the past and his response to seeing Gel was to ''flee''
* WideEyedIdealist: He has an innocent and very childish view of the world, believing that everyone can work together if they all think the same way.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It is, indeed, blue.

!Rizumu Suzuki
->'''Voiced by:''' Yuichiro Umehara

A medical student responsible for an anti-CROWDS terrorist group known as VAPE.

* BigBadWannabe: Of ''Insight'' until he gives up.
* EvilCounterpart: To Rui. He has the same powers but opposite goals.
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
* {{Hypocrite}}: Subverted Awesomely
* HumansAreBastards: Seems to think that humans can never evolve and giving them CROWDS was a mistake.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Wears one, fitting since he is a medical student.
* MisanthropeSupreme: He contemptuously thinks of humans as apes, and even masterminds an assassination attempt on the Prime Minister.
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Has this attitude towards Rui's usage of CROWDS, and is willing to go to extreme lengths to prove it.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Sometimes gets referred to as "Rhythm", as "rizumu" is the Japanese transliteration of "rhythm".
* TheWorldIsNotReady: Believes the CROWDS to be this.


Creatures spawned from the emoticon clouds made by Gel Sadra. These gentle beasts are happily welcomed by the apes.
* AssimilationPlot: If they can't make you become one willingly they'll just absorb you instead!
* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: They are implied to do this with physical contact like hugs and saying happy and sweet things that break down their guard. So far most of the Gatchaman have been shown to be immune. Except [[BreakTheCutie Rui]] and Utsutsu hesitating.
* EyelessFace: They have no eyes.
* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: They'll make you happy if they have to.
* OverlyLongTongue: Have a long green tongue that they can use to grab people with.