This is a page about the characters appearing in the Main/{{Manga}} turned Main/{{Anime}} ''Anime/MazingerZ''. Just as a warning, this page probably contains spoilers.

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!'''The Photon Lab Institute'''

[[folder:Kouji Kabuto]]

!'''Kouji Kabuto'''
!!! Voiced by: HiroyaIshimaru (Japan), Creator/JuliaGallego (Spain), Robert Newell (Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}, English)

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->'''Kouji:''' I always thought people doesn't think with their head. They think with their heart. (''ShinMazingerZero'')
->'''Kouji:''' Grandpa's murder... All the people who have been hurt... Japan's peace trampled... All because of Dr. Hell... This time, for sure... This time, I'll destroy Dr. Hell for good! (''Anime/GreatMazinger'')

Koji Kabuto (Kabuto Kôji), also written as [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kouji Kabuto]], is a fictional character featured in the works of manga artist GoNagai. He is the main character of the SuperRobot series ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and pilots the title robot. He reappears in the sequel ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and helps battle the Mikene Empire. He also features in ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' as Duke Fleed's friend and {{sidekick}}/TheLancer.

Kouji was a OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who lived with his little brother Shiro and [[TheProfessor his grandfather Juzo]] after their parents' death. All of it changed when he was sixteen and his grandfather was murdered by Dr. Hell. Dr. Kabuto revealed Mazinger Z to him and requested him to save the world from Dr. Hell. Kouji vowed he would avenge his grandfather's death and fulfill his last wish.

Kouji was an atypical main character back then: although he was a mostly good person, he might be rude, insensitive and even somewhat of a {{jerkass}} when he was angry, sexist and the poster boy for IdiotHero given his tendencies to be loudmouthed, talking without thinking, acting BEFORE and INSTEAD of thinking and being very hotheaded and stubborn. However he was also compassionate, caring, friendly, self-sacrificing, cared greatly for his friends and fought for them-– even though he constantly teased Sayaka and Boss-- and he was utterly hot-blooded.

His character evolved and developed somewhat along the series. His blatant sexism and his impulsive tendencies mellowed down a bit (it is telltale in ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' he was the one recommended using planning and strategy for fighting the Mykene when Tetsuya wanted nothing else than blowing them up to pieces). He also grew up and matured, and his main motivation to fight Dr. Hell became protecting people instead of petty revenge. Although he refused giving up, he was more willing to follow orders and retreat to reevaluate the situation and fight back than his successor, Tetsuya. However, in the ''Mazinger Z vs Great General of Darkness'' movie he [[spoiler:refused giving up and backing down, even though he knew he could not win.]]

He is voiced by veteran seiyuu HiroyaIshimaru and has appeared in many other series. He is considered one of the stalwarts of the Japanese-exclusive strategy games the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' and appears in nearly every incarnation [[note]]Only not appearing in Original Generation and UX[[/note]]. In [[Anime/ShinMazinger Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen]], his voice is played by KenjiAkabane.

* AccidentalKiss: During a Space Route Scenario in ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', Sayaka shows Kouji the completed Jet Scrander, which brings Kouji to tears with joy. He plants a happy kiss right on Sayaka's lips. Stunned, she half-yells at him and demands to know what the heck he's thinking, but it's clear that he's mostly thinking about finally being able to fly. Sayaka hastily tells him she understands how he feels, and manages to prevent him from kissing her too many more times.
* AcePilot: He grew into the role.
* AccidentalPervert: In the ''Mazinger vs Great General of Darkness'' movie, Kouji went in the bathroom right when Sayaka was taking a shower. After getting a ArmorPiercingSlap he apologized and swore it was an accident (although he was half-smirking as he told so).
* AttackAttackAttack: He falls into this sometimes, when he is facing a Mechanical Beast several times stronger than Mazinger and still he refuses retiring or playing defensive. However, he still is able to think strategically, come up with plans quickly, and every so often you can talk him into leaving the battlefield, so he is not the biggest offender in the series (that one would be Tetsuya).
* {{Badass}}
* BadassAndChildDuo: His little brother usually hangs around him. Needless to say, threaten Shiro and the pain you will feel will depend on whether Kouji is or is not riding his HumongousMecha in the time.
* BadassBiker
* BattleCouple: The male half, with Sayaka as the female.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Sayaka.
* BigEater: Kouji is occasionally shown to be one. Hell, in the ''Mazinkaizer'' movie, he eats about ten times as much as the rest of the table ''combined'' ([[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vlcsnap-1738084.JPG yes, those dishes are all his]]) before insisting that he's ''still'' hungry.
* BigNo: Kouji screams one when his grandfather dies.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: By the Vegans in the {{UFO Robo Grendizer}} {{Go Nagai}} manga, the UFO Robot Grendizer tai Great Mazinger movie and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFeKFc0peH8 Chapter 10]].
** And by Viscount Pygman in the series.
* CallingYourAttacks In GratuitousEnglish: Koji's most famous trait (and indeed, his legacy) is his habit of yelling out weapon names before using them. His most famous battle cries, "RocketPunch!" (that sent one or both of Mazinger's forearms flying at a foe), "[[ChestBlaster Breast Fire]]!" (which activated the red heat sinks on Mazinger's chest, melting most enemies to slag) and "Majin Go!" are well-known in Japan, even by people who have never watched Mazinger before. This has since become [[{{Trope Codifier}} the trademark]] of {{Super Robot}} pilots everywhere.
** The only ones that averted this were the [[EyeBeams Photon Beam]], spoken in Japanese as "Koushiryoku Beam", Great Wheel Rocket Punch (Daisharin Rocket Punch), and the Freeze Ray (Reitou Beam).
* ChasteHero
* ChefOfIron: In original Manga. He is shown on screen to be the one that cooks for his household breakfast. It is also implied that his cooking is pretty good no matter how ridiculous it is (his croquette is huge (Sayaka said it's a Mazinger class croquette referring to its size) and can shoot Rust Tornado (Unleash wind when cut) and Rocket Punch (launch a part of it when its cut, directly to Shiro's mouth), and of course he kicks ass in battle.
* CombatPragmatist: Like you wouldn't believe. In his first appearance, in which he just received Mazinger, his fight is filled by abusing the fact that Mazinger really IS invincible (at least for that point). During his second appearance, he is not above tricking his opponent to think that he gives up the fight only to kick ass. And he does this several time during the course of the series.
* CombinationAttack: Double Burning Fire, Triple Mazinger Blade and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfEIAKpJP14 Final Dynamic Special]]
* {{Delinquents}}
* DistaffCounterpart: In the Mazinger Angels Z manga (a sequel to Mazinger Angels, a ''Series/CharliesAngels'' parody starring the female main characters of the Mazinger trilogy, with countless {{ShoutOut}}s to other GoNagai works), Kouji's role was given to Kikunosuke Abashiri, a character of Abashiri Ikka, an early manga from GoNagai.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Kouji is a not a bad driver. Oh, no. In fact, when he drives he is the only person on the road is absolutely safe. He is a BadassBiker believes traffic regulations are mere suggestions, limit speed is a myth and bikes were made to pull crazy stunts with them.
* DubNameChange
** In Tranzor Z, Koji was named Tommy Davis, which was somewhat confusing as he was unrelated to the counterparts of Sayaka Yumi and her father, whose last names were also Davis. He was voiced by Gregg Berger in the dub.
** When ''{{Grendizer}}'' was shown in the United States as part of ForceFive, Koji's name was Lance Hyatt.
** Italian translators never identified Kabuto as the same character in Grendizer and in the Mazinger series. In the Italian version of Grendizer (broadcast for first in Italy), Koji was called Alcor; in Mazinger Z, Ryo Kabuto; in Great Mazinger, Koji Kabuto. As a result, many in Italy thought that the heroes of Japanese cartoons all looked alike. In the Italian version of Mazinkaiser, he was called Koji Kabuto again.
** The same confusion took place in France: he was called Alcor in the French version of Grendizer (from which the Italian one was taken), and Koji in the French version of Mazinger Z (which was broadcast much later in France).
** The same kind of confusion took place in Arabic speaking nations: While he was still called Koji in the Arabic version of Grendizer, he was called ''Maher'' in the Arabic version of Mazinger Z that was translated after Grendizer's success in the Middle East.
** And in Spain he was called [[AlliterativeName Carlos Caribe]] in the Grendizer dub, despite of he was not renamed in the Mazinger Z dub.
* GeniusDitz: Unlike many similar hot-heads, Koji ''is'' actually exceptionally bright when he allows himself to think things through. This is demonstrated both in the Mazinger Z series, when at least twice he had to completely disable mechanical beasts with hostages inside (one of them being Sayaka's [[IllGirl disabled]] cousin, Yuri); and in the ''Grendizer'' series, where he builds his flying saucer all by himself and later develops the Cyclone Beam. He is also an excellent shot (demonstrated in the ''Mazinkaiser VS Ankoku Dai Shogun'' movie when he shoots Archduke Gorgon in both his tiger head and human head with one shot).
** It should be noted, that Koji is sent to America in ''GreatMazinger'' to study, so he can become a scientist since [[spoiler: Kenzo, Koji's father]] mentions that he has the scientist blood of Kabuto inside him. So, it's pretty much hereditary.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfWoman: To Sayaka during her HeroicBSOD in episode 7. It only worked in getting her more upset and more furious.
* HamToHamCombat: In the Dynamic Heroes e-manga, Kouji fought the Great Marshall of Hell while riding Mazinger. It is noteworthy as it was, maybe, the first time in the history of the franchise Kouji and [[spoiler:Dr. Hell]] faced each other as both were riding giant robots. Too bad it was a CurbStompBattle.
* HeroicSacrifice: In ''Anime/CBCharaGoNagaiWorld'', [[spoiler: Koji blowing up the Mazinger]]
* HighschoolSweethearts: With Sayaka in the original manga and most continuities.
* HotBlooded: Poster boy for this.
* HotBloodedSideburns: Their sideburns are unmistakable.
* HurtingHero: Throughout ''three'' wars he puts up with all kind of crap and hurt and still fights on.
* IdiotHero
* IndyPloy: He is able to think strategically and plotting strategies beforehand. However, given his rash, hotheaded nature, he is VERY prone to impulsively rush/leap/dive headfirst into a dangerous situation and figuring out along the way how he will walk out of it alive. These [[http://www.mangago.com/r/l_manga/manga/mazinger_z_relic_of_terror/mf/manga/mazinger_z_relic_of_terror/c000/26/ two]] [[http://www.mangago.com/r/l_manga/manga/mazinger_z_relic_of_terror/mf/manga/mazinger_z_relic_of_terror/c000/27/ pages]] of the "Mazinger Z: Relic of Terror" one-shot are a godd example:
-->'''Kouji:''' There's no choice but for me to go and take it back!
-->'''Sayaka:''' But you don't even know what the enemy is...!
-->'''Kouji:''' I'll find out along the way!
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LargeHam
* LeeroyJenkins: He is a mild case of this. On one hand, he ''never'' listens when someone tells him "Don't go", he is impulsive and hard-headed, falls into utterly DUMB, anybody-could-have-seen-it traps because he is too hasty and eager (a fact Kouji himself lampshades), and he is a {{Determinator}} has troubles to understand when quitting to fight. On the other hand, he IS capable of listen and follow instructions and plans, he is a GeniusDitz is good devising strategies on the fly, he is capable of deceiving the enemy and he understands sometimes is necessary and even good being stealth (although he is not very good at it, but at least he makes the attempt) or making a tactical retreat. And he is capable of acknowledging his mistakes (once he was forced to retreat. He was angry, but after TheProfessor Yumi explained the situation to him, he admitted he was wrong and apologized). In a nutshell, he shows some traits of the trope, but he has not let they get him killed.
* ManlyTears: He has three VERY memorable tears moments. One is in the beginning, when his grandfather dies in his arms. The other two are in the ''{{Mazinkaiser}} vs. the General of Darkness'', [[spoiler: with Dr. Morimori's HeroicSacrifice, and when he finally defeats ALL the Mikene Empire and tearfully screams "My dead friends... I AVENGED YOU ALL!"]]
** It also happens during ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment'', [[spoiler: at the death of [[GGundam Master Asia]]]].
* MeaningfulName: Kabuto means "Helmet", and Kouji pilots his machine by attaching the Jet Pilder to its head.
** Also, the word "Mazinger" is formed by kanji mean "god", "devil" and "pilot", meaning Mazinger may be a god saves the world or a devil destroys it depending on its pilot.
* MissingMom: [[spoiler:Tsubasa Nishikori]]
** In episode 90, Dr. Hell fabricated a cyborg looked exactly like her and sent it to the Institute in order to wreak havoc while he made preparations for the final battle. Naturally, that stratagem caused much grief, especially to Shiro.
* NoIndoorVoice: Indoor Voice? What is that "Indoor Voice" stuff you speak of?
* ObliviousToLove: In a way Sayaka finds ''very infuriating''.
* OfficialCouple: With Sayaka. Although, depending on the continuity, they are this or ImpliedLoveInterest.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* RealMenCook: Seeing ChefOfIron example above.
* RedIsHeroic: His iconic LatexSpaceSuit is red.
* TheRival: With Boss usually-– and Tetsuya in ''Great Mazinger''--, but in many ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games with Asuka from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The two of them always butt heads. It is funny when you realize she would be more liable to antagonize Tetsuya (both of them are arrogant {{Ace Pilot}}s[=/=]{{Broken Ace}}s who hate when someone showed them up).
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Kouji was going to wear a scarf at the beginning, but GoNagai removed it when ''Main/KamenRider'' premiered because he did not want people thought he was ripping it off.
* ShonenHair
* ShutUpHannibal:
** In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact'':
-->'''[[ZetaGundam Scirocco]]:''' By averting that ColonyDrop, you wasted a good chance of getting rid of all those fools [[{{Social Darwinist}} whose souls are bound by gravity]].\\
'''Kouji:''' Oh, don't give us that crap! We won't let you even touch the Earth we live in!
** In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 2''
-->'''[[CharsCounterattack Char Aznable]]''': But, if things continue this way, people's hatred will consume the very Earth itself. That's why I'm cutting through to the source of the problem.\\
'''Kouji''': Don't feed me that crap!! I've been [[BreakingSpeech listening to this from the start]] and all you've done is giving a bunch of complicated justifications!!
** In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance'':
-->'''Kouji:''' : You! I won't let you spread war into space!\\
'''Vindel''': I won't let you say... that you don't know how much mankind evolved from war!\\
'''Koji''': It doesn't matter! Even if people like you still exist, I'll fight! I don't want to see anymore sad people, like Daisuke or Maria who lost their home planet!\\
'''Maria''': Kouji!\\
'''Vindel''': Your emotions are strong! Your machine is just a result of that! You have the power to become god or devil, why deny it!?\\
'''Kouji''': Gramps told me so! But, I'm the one who decides Mazinger can become a god or a devil! Kouji Kabuto! And this power... It's the power to defeat bastards like you!
* {{Sidekick}}: To Duke Fleed/Daisuke Umon in Grendizer. Later graduated to TheLancer
* TenMinuteRetirement: Started -and ended- in episode 7. He quit cause a fight with Sayaka, but he decided to return when he found out the angry mobs were being manipulated by Ashura, a Beast -Ozones B3- was rampaging through the city, and Sayaka was fighting it.
* TriangRelations: Type 3 with Sayaka and Maria, with Kouji being the ChasteHero in the middle.
* TroubledButCute
* UnbrokenVigil: To Shiro in ''Mazinger-Z versus Great General of Darkness'' when his little brother fell into a coma.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Boss.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Grandfather]]: Straight after his grandfather's death, Kouji swore he would get his murderers and he would take revenge.
** Also, in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny'', Kouji wants to beat Ignis because he killed Kouji's father.

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[[folder:Sayaka Yumi]]

!'''Sayaka Yumi'''
!!! Voiced by: Tomoko Matsushima, MinoriMatsushima, Kotoe Taichi, Creator/AiUchikawa ({{Mazinkaiser}}), Shaneye Ferrell (Mazinkaiser, English)

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->'''Sayaka:''' What are you saying, Papa? Are you saying we should let it run wild even more? I can't do that! [[TheDeterminator Even if Aphrodite gets destroyed...! I will fight...!]] [[{{HotBlooded}} I´ll take down that demon that's destroyed our town!!]]

Sayaka Yumi (Yumi Sayaka) is the main heroine of Go Nagai's manga and anime ''Mazinger Z''.

The daughter of Professor Yumi, director of the Photon Lab, she piloted Aphrodite A, a test prototype giant robot Yumi built. Her mother is deceased and she has a cousin (Yuri). Her father was not exactly cold and uncaring, but Sayaka realized that his first priority was his work, and sometimes she felt somewhat alone and craving for proving herself to him.

She first met Kouji when he was rampaging through the valley (city in the original manga), taught him how to handle Mazinger Z (even though she was more than willing to hit him back after his robot accidentally kicked hers), and always fought alongside him.

She was a bit hot-tempered and tomboyish, and had a [[BelligerentSexualTension habit of clashing with Kouji even though she had a romantic interest in him.]] She was usually tender and nice, but she was also somewhat prideful and just as hotheaded and hotblooded as Kouji, so his sexist, non-thoughtful, loudmouthed ways always managed to set her off. She was also quite jealous and she did not appreciate it when some beautiful woman (like Hitomi, Misato or Erika) was very familiar with Kouji (especially if Kouji looked like was enjoying the attention!).

* ActionGirl: She was one of the first female characters in the genre to regularly take an active role in battles and conflicts, rather than be relegated to the sidelines once fighting began or offering non-combat support. Her ''luck'' on the battlefield [[FauxActionGirl varied]], however, with {{Mazinkaiser}} being the continuity where she was most unlucky.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Used on Kouji.
* BattleCouple: With Kouji.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Kouji.
* BikerBabe
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CooldownHug: Sayaka delivers these to Kouji in MazinKaiser and ShinMazinger.
* DistressBall: Poor kid took these more than a couple times in the original series, generally tied up. Also in MazinKaiser.
* DubNameChange: Jessica Davis in Tranzor Z.
* DudeHesLikeInAComa: She kissed Kouji once when he was knocked out.
* FirstGirlWins: She was the first girl introduced in the manga. In the anime she was the second female character introduced, though, but she was the first girl introduced that was a potential couple for Kouji (unlike Rumi who was an adult woman and was, well, [[DisposableWoman dead]]).
* HairDecorations: Her iconic pink headband.
* HeroicBSOD: In the anime she has at least two:
** In one of the ealier episodes Ashura manipulated the public to blame the people of the Institute for what ''Dr. Hell'' did. Kouji and Sayaka began to be harassed and insulted wherever they go, and Sayaka's father got hurt and put in a hospital bed when a mob threw stones at him. Sayaka was so shaken that she seriously considered stop fighting.
** Later she has another [[spoiler:when her HumongousMecha, Aphrodite A, is destroyed]]. It's so bad that [[spoiler:she almost kills herself by drowning, as she believes that Aphrodite is calling her from a nearby lake.]]
* HighschoolSweethearts: With Kouji in the original manga and most of continuities.
* HimeCut
* {{Joshikousei}}: She wore her high school sailor suit in the GoNagai manga (in the anime she did not wear school uniform). However her skirt's length is pretty modest.
** In ''ShinMazingerZero'' she wore her sailor fuku constantly since her first appearance.
* MsFanservice: Even more so in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', where episode 4 hung lampshades all over it.
* OfficialCouple: With Kouji. Although, depending on the continuity, they are this or ImpliedLoveInterest.
* OneOfTheBoys: Most of the times, she hung out with boys. And she shared their liking for bike riding.
* PluckyGirl
* TheReliableOne: She was hot-headed, but honestly, all could depend on her to have the work done.
* TenMinuteRetirement: Started -and ended- in episode 7. She quit because her father had been hurt by a mob of people -that they were trying to protect!-. However, her father encouraged her to keep fighting and not give up.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* {{Tsundere}}: [[TropeCodifier One of the first girls given a major role in almost any anime/manga.]] Her Type varies: she's a Type A in the anime, but a Type B in the manga and in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}''.
* UnbrokenVigil: To Kouji in episode 52, when he was lying unconscious in a hospital bed after a fight against a Kikaijuu.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: ''Really'' it is not a good idea hurting Kouji in front of her. Although her FemBot is a constant victim of TheWorfEffect, she still has TONS of righteous wrath to back her.
** Secondary character Saijyo found out about it the hard way in episode 26. Shortly after beating up Kouji he found himself in the grip of a ''HumongousMecha'' while Sayaka gave him a furious TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
** In ''ShinMazingerZero'' Sayaka tears apart ''three'' [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beasts]] that were threatening Kouji in a matter of seconds, roaring the whole time. Even Kouji was frightened.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sayaka was to become the 4th spazer pilot in the mecha anime UFORoboGrendizer, but character developer and co-plotter of the series, Shingo Araki, opposed Go Nagai and designed a new character that did not appear in the Grendizer manga: Maria Grace Fleed, younger sister to Grendizer main character Duke Fleed. Maria soon became a fan-favourite in the latter part of the series.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shiro Kabuto]]

!'''Shiro Kabuto'''
!!! Voiced by: Kazuko Sawada, Creator/MonaMarshall (English)

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Shiro is Kouji's younger brother. He is a hardheaded, hot-tempered, enthusiastic and nosy ten years old kid. Most of the time, Shiro's role is to add some comic relief to the plot, being the voice of reason when Kouji is doing something dumb or dangerous, and often getting in trouble himself. He remains in Japan when Kouji departs at the beginning of {{Great Mazinger}}.

His character acquires a bit more depth in Great Mazinger, as he becomes acquainted with his father Kenzo, who was previously thought to be dead. Toward the end of the series, Shiro finally bonds with Kenzo, [[spoiler: who died shortly thereafter]].

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Though [[DumbassHasAPoint he did have good points from time to time]], and sometimes was more mature than ''Kouji'' himself.
* BadassAdorable: He could make some impressive feats when he wanted or needed. [[spoiler:Once, the Professors Morimori, Sewashi and Nossori had been brainwashed by Baron Ashura to help him. Shiro beat the crap out of them. Agreed, they were brainwashed and they were older men; still, it was one single child against three adult men]]
* BullyHunter: Shiro Kabuto did ''not'' tolerated bullies. In episode 20 he caught several classmates bullying a newcomer, shy kid and [[BadassAdorable Shiro wiped the ground with them in spite of they were bigger and outnumbered him]]. However he also exhorted the victims to learn to defend themselves.
* ConvenientComa: In ''Mazinger-Z versus Great General of Darkness'', Shiro got badly injured and fell into a coma when the ceiling of the room he was in collapsed.
* DubNameChange: Toad in Tranzor Z.
* HurtingHero: He has it even worse than Kouji. Factors that in the sequels is was even more lonely due to Kouji always being busy in somewhere else.
* IMissMom: Shiro lost his parents when he was barely a baby. He miss them -and his older brother Kouji in ''Anime/GreatMazinger''-, but he mainly and badly misses his mother. How badly? The tile of an episode is "Shiro misses his mother" (at least in the Latin dubbing).
* MouthyKid
* PluckyComicRelief
* SmarterThanYouLook: During his first few appearances, his acts make him looking like TooDumbToLive (for starters, while Koji is horrified by the Iron Mask, especially after killing it, all he says is that Koji is so cool for killing the Iron Mask). Later on in the series, he learned to pilot the Pilder in relatively short time ([[FallingIntoTheCockpit bonus points since unlike Koji, he has practically zero experience in piloting the Pilder,]] while Koji mentions that the control is similar to his motorbike) and pulls a BigDamnHeroes several times, that really says something. ([[FridgeBrilliance Of course, he IS a member of Kabuto family]])
* WhyDontYouMarryIt: Kouji Kabuto has this thrown at him by his little brother after spending just a little too much time gushing over a new support unit for the Mazinger. Kouji's reply is along the lines of a not entirely sarcastic "maybe I will," much to the annoyance of [[{{Tsundere}} Sayaka]].
* WiseBeyondHisYears: He seems pretty mature for his age. Then again, maybe it is due to he constantly hangs around his brother, who is somewhat immature for his age.
** More because he is forced to life on his own without a parents care. Juzo is implied to spent most of his time to build MazingerZ, and Koji is handling the household jobs, and go to school, thus leaving him alone.
*** And let's not forget [[spoiler:his supposedly dead father was too busy building Great Mazinger to take care of them AND tell them he was alive.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Boss]]

!'''Boss'''
!!! Voiced by: Hiroshi Ohtake, Creator/FumihikoTachiki (in MazinKaiser), Mark Laskowski (Mazinkaiser, English)

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Boss was a high school student attending Sayaka's old school. He first appeared as a bully with a huge crush on Sayaka and as Kabuto Kouji's rival at school. When Kouji moved to his school, he perceived him as a menace and challenged him. However, after their first fights, he quickly became a friend and ally, often scouting for Mazinger Z on his motorcycle, or getting into some sort of slapstick mischief. He was hot-tempered and hasty, but he also was a loyal friend (and his crush on Sayaka sometimes became cute).

Later he built his own HumongousMecha, Boss Borot, a quite strong but utterly useless robot made with garbage.

He and his [[{{Delinquents}} gang]] (Nuke and Mucha) were [[TheTeamNormal Tag-Along Brigade]] and PluckyComicRelief characters in both MazingerZ and GreatMazinger, and he showed up in two episodes of ''UFORoboGrendizer''. His cousin Misato was also a supporting character in ''Mazinger Z''.

* {{Acrofatic}}: Boss was pretty fat, but he could be fast when he wanted. Combine that with him being strong and sturdy, and he could deliver a good beating when he needed to on anyone (except Kouji, much to his chagrin and disgust).
* AdaptationalBadass: He was the ButtMonkey and PluckyComicRelief character in the original manga and anime series. In the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games he and his Boss Borot slowly got upgraded. They were JokeCharacter tier in the early games, but by the Alpha series had upgraded to low-medium usefulness, and by the J/W/K/L handheld era he got very good if not outstanding.
* AliensMadeThemDoIt: The scene where the Zenteradi abduct the main characters from SuperDimensionFortressMacross and ask "I demand you show me how this 'kiss' process works" gets parodied in a ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' 4koma and Boss is amongst the people they kidnapped in the parody.
* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Boss Can Breathe In Space]] According to ''MazingerZ'', the Boss Borot has an open-air cockpit. But when Mazinger Z appears in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', the Boss Borot can normally be deployed in space just fine without apparent modifications. (It will perform like crap due to having a terrible rating for space combat, but in both ''Mazinger Z'' and ''Super Robot Wars'' the Boss Borot is a JokeCharacter anyways.)
** This actually has a Justification: any mecha (not just Borot) that isn't airtight simply has the pilot wear a spacesuit.
** In ''[[VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars Neo Super Robot Wars]]'' (not to be confused with ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsNEO'') Boss Borot gets a spacesuit of sorts and the moniker Super Boss Borot to get around this. Boss Borot is also not usable in space at all in some of the classic SRW games, usually dealt with by removing it from your party for space levels rather than disallowing it.
* BigDamnHeroes : Surprisingly, he does. It is PlayedForLaughs most of the time, but there's just too many situations that if he had not helped Koji, he would be done for.
** Maybe the best example of it was the ''Mazinger vs Great General of Darkness'' movie: he blew Dante up, a monster that had seemed untouchable until that moment, and distraced the Mykene Robeasts for several seconds. It does not sound like much, but it does when you realize [[spoiler:those extra seconds saved Kouji's life.]]
* ButtMonkey: Often he was the target of many jokes and laughs.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Boss is the ButtMonkey, HopelessSuitor and PluckyComicRelief {{Gonk}} character. He is mocked and ridiculized by his friends and belittled by the villains, and he gets beaten easily in each battle. Still, when he is angry he can get ''scarily'' competent and even {{Badass}}. He is {{Acrofatic}} and perfectly capable of holding his own on a fistfight, and although his HumongousMecha is a pile of scrap gets destroyed in every fight, he has blown up some dangerous {{Robeast}}s and pulled off several awesome BigDamnHeroes moments. Also, threatening Kouji (his {{Vitriolic Best Budd|ies}}y) or Sayaka (his crush) is a bad idea.
* {{Delinquents}}
* DefeatMeansFriendship: At the beginning he was always picking fights with Kouji or challenging him to bike-riding duels. Kouji won every time. Boss was, understandably, unhappy, but thanks to those fights and rivalry they became friends -[[VitriolicBestBuddies even although a tad vitriollic half of time]]-. Actually, in one of their first arguments, in spite of Boss was angry, [[GenreSavvy Kouji himself laughed it off and told he was sure of they would become good friends.]]
* DubNameChange: To Bobo in ''Tranzor Z.''
** His Boss Borot, by the way, became the "Bobobot".
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: He kissed Sayaka once in Gosaku Ota's manga when she was sleeping.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Treated as a joke, by almost everyone. Even Ashura underestimated him, so much that at one moment, he/she says that he is not a problem, at all. It should be noted that were talking about someone whose BigDamnHeroes moment is second only to Tetsuya. He saves Koji's life so many time during the series, and he is ridiculously helpful during Koji's fight against the mechabeast. Naturally, [[FridgeBrilliance Koji is the only person that treated him the way he should be.]]
** And in the ''GreatMazinger tai GetterRobo'' movie, after [[spoiler:destroying the monstruous Gilgilgan]], Tetsuya and the Getter team shook their robots hands, congratulating themselves for their victory [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bpla65eQCE]]... and then Boss Borot's head-- the only partleft of it!-- stumbled between them and remembered them angrily he also took part in the battle. Tetsuya and the Getter team laughed, and the former admitted their plan had worked thanks to him. Boss smiled, stating it was about time someone acknowledged his talent.
* DumbassHasAPoint: More frequently than you'd expect. I.e., when [[AchillesInHisTent Kouji refuses to help Sayaka]] after they have a fight and she takes off in Mazinger Z, Boss, Mucha and Nuke are the ones who urge him to stop whining and go for her.
* FanDisservice: that crotch shot of Boss in an undersized speedo. [[spoiler: So... much... ''hair...'']].
* {{Gonk}}
* HopelessSuitor: Boss has a painfully obvious crush on Sayaka. Of course, given that she's TheHero's {{Tsundere}} girlfriend and he's the {{Gonk}}ish comic relief, he doesn't stand a chance.
** By the end of the original Manga, he actualy ''does'' have a chance, judging from how Sayaka acts in front of him however by this time, either he realized he has no chance (at first) or he already become such a good friend with Koji, that he doesn't care about it anymore.
** And in ''Great Mazinger'', to Jun. This time, on the other hand, is played painfully straight.
* MadeOfIron: He had to be to endure the punishment he did and come out of alive.
* MagikarpPower: He is an example in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series. He starts off in a terrible machine with low stats and little value except a cheap repair cost. However, if you level him high enough (usually around 80) his subpilots Nuke and Mucha get a ton of incredibly useful spells for dirt cheap and his stats go through the roof. In addition by this time you'll usually have {{Mazinkaiser}}, which means that Boss can get out of his terrible machine and upgrade to Mazinger Z. The trick is that level 80 is absurdly high in a game series where the final bosses rarely get above the mid-70s. There are ways to level him up that high, but they're generally inefficient or a lot of trouble.
* MauveShirt
-->'''Boss:''' We're here to get blown up but somehow never die!
* [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Only Known By His Nickname]]: Lampshaded in ''ShinMazinger'':
-->'''Boss:''' My nickname's Boss! Even the author doesn't know my real name!
** That scene actually debuted in the original Manga, only shorter.
-->'''Boss:''' Kabuto's close friend Boss. Even the author doesn't know my real name.
* MechaExpansionPack: ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' - Boss is about the only one whose machine wasn't somehow handed down by the family, but Kouji observes that the Boss Borot is [[JokeCharacter mainly just in the way]]. Boss takes umbrage at this, but with his lackeys in tow he plans to one day build the Boss Borot into one hell of a machine. Later on, Mucha shows up piloting the Borot, claiming that he's taken it without telling Boss, entitled by all the hard work he put in. He's not too worried about reprisals from Boss, [[TemptingFate who is unlikely to be able to follow all the way to space]], and has even installed a Map Weapon! It also turns out that the Boss Borot's map weapon, though powerful, is totally impossible to aim.
* OnlySaneMan: In episode 7, Sayaka is losing her will to fight and Kouji is playing AchillesInHisTent. Meanwhile Boss is trying to remember them over and again there IS one Mechanical Beast coming, and all of them will die if they don't fight back! Later Kouji and Sayaka are apologizing at each other and Shiro notes boss was the only was right in that situation.
* PluckyComicRelief: He even lampshades it in a ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' episode, whining about why he has to be the comedian.
* PlutoIsExpendable: In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW'', Pluto has become all but forgotten (foreshadowed in a scene in which Boss can't even remember it's name), until it's revealed that the BigBad's base is there. To make matters worse, one of the penultimate boss' attacks features it skewering the victim so hard they go through the planet and out the other side.
* SpannerInTheWorks : The different ''Mazinger'' sagas would be so much more different had Boss not interfered with the baddies plans. To clarify:
** In ''Anime/MazingerZ'', thanks to [[MemeticMutation Brocken]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Ball]], Koji is able to rescue the kidnapped civilians. Not to mention the fact that in the same series, he saved Koji's life several times, gaining Koji's respect in the process. And in the ''Mazinger-Z versus Great General of Darkness'', as a squad of Mykene Warrior Monsters are trashing Mazinger-Z he suddenly interfered. He only deterred them for several seconds, but those seconds were all that [[spoiler:Tetsuya needed to intervene with Great Mazinger and save Kouji's life. And because Kouji did not die, he could help to save the world in ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''.]]
** In ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', if he would have not flirted with Jun and followed her when she was buying clothes, the good guys would be dead by the THIRD chapter.
** In the ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' movie, he pretty much saved the world (which at that point is a CrapsackWorld). The Mycene's plan to send one of their general to attack Koji while he is out of Mazinkaiser is completely foiled because Boss attacked the general [[{{Irony}} with Boss Borot]].
* PaperThinDisguise: Apparently Baron Ashura's mooks can't tell the difference between Boss in a helmet and one of their co-workers. ''The mooks that were assigned to guard him and Kouji specifically, no less.''
* TheRival: To Kouji Kabuto.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He thinks he is the smartest and biggest {{Badass}} ever, the best biker around and a real ladies man, and people would ''pay'' for the chance to attend his birthday party (not joke. In episode 20 He ''tried'' to have his classmates paying for tickets. And he was shocked when all girls ran away from him screaming). Everyone else knows he is the ButtMonkey. Hence, when Kouji showed up, showing he was a real {{Badass}}, and [[BadassBiker a better biker]] and [[TroubledButCute getting all girls -especially Sayaka- crazy over him right away]], Boss understandably was not happy, and he constantly tried to showing Kouji up with very little success. He went so far to build his own -goofy-looking- HumongousMecha using metal scraps and junk from a rubbish dump, and claimed it would replace Mazinger-Z itself. Tip: It did not.
* StayInTheKitchen: In Venus A first battle he got in the way of Jun several times. In one of them he stated "Girls must not fight". The ironic-- and frustrating-- part is he intervened right when Jun was gaining the upper hand, and because him, she could was unable to defeat the Warrior Beast.
* TookALevelInBadass: While most of the time in ''ShinMazinger'' they're there for the audience to have a laugh, he and his two lackeys, Mucha and Nuke (who are revealed to know martial arts), rescue Kouji from Baron Ashura's clutches. In the final battle they help out in their mecha, Boss Borot, by catching a freaking [=ICBM=], stopping Baron Ashura him/herself from flattening the heroes, and pulling Mazinger out of the rubble of the city, enabling Kouji to fight. Boss also becomes GenreSavvy by the end: "Don't worry about us, we're the comic-relief characters who get blown up but still live!"
* TooDumbToLive: Sometimes he showed this trait. To be fair, so did Kouji.
* VerbalTic: Boss often ends his words with "Da wa sa". He discards it in the ''Mazinkaiser'' OVA, da wa sa.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Koji, they often bicker with each other, but they do get along rather well.
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[[folder:Dr. Gennosuke Yumi]]

!'''Dr. Gennosuke Yumi'''
!!! Voiced by: Creator/JojiYanami, Ken Webster (Mazinkaiser, English)

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->'''Dr. Yumi:''' If a ship sinks, its captain must sink together with it.

Professor Yumi is Sayaka's father as well as the director of the Phtoatomic Institute and Dr. Kabuto's pupil. Dr. Kabuto passed onto him his knowledge of Photon energy and Alloy Z, and Yumi later used that knowledge to build Aphrodite A, a prototype robot created to test the possibilities of both. Aphrodite never was created as a war mecha because Yumi was a pacifist who intended to use Photon enery and Japanium for peaceful goals.

And then he found out that the Photon Institute was the target of villains who intended to use that technology to conquer the world. And his master had built the most powerful robot ever made to protect the place.

Once Dr. Kabuto died, he took the Kabuto siblings in and led the good guys. Although he was a kind person, he mainly was aloof, serene and calculating, traits he needed to be a good scientist and leader. He was highly intelligent and capable of keeping calm during crisis, was willing to hear good advice and could come up with plans quickly. Nobody questioned his leadership –although Kouji undermined him constantly-, and everybody accepted his authority.

Unfortunately he was not a very good father. His work in the Institute and the protection of the world were most important to him that anything, including family. Thus, he neglected Sayaka many times and he was missing when she needed him (the scene in the last episodes of Great Mazinger where he blatantly states he does not want her to sortie in Diana-A because he does not want her to get killed was a CrowningMomentofHeartwarming precisely because it).

* BadassBookworm
* BadassMustache
* GenreSavvy: He was pretty GenreSavvy. For example, he made sure they got spare parts for Mazinger-Z ready to be used in case of an emergency (during one battle Mazinger had lost his fists and they launched spare {{Rocket Punch}}es at its location to help Kouji). In one episode he hesitated several persons were dead why their corpses were not found. And he memorized the plans for the [[MidSeasonUpgrade Jet Scrander]] in case of they were stolen (and indeed, they were).
* ManInWhite
* MarriedToTheJob: He spends most part of the time working in the Photonic Energy Research Laboratory or traveling to meet with other scientists. He is a widower, and his daughter Sayaka practically has to twist his arm to force him to go home and have supper. Although she never called him out on it, many times she felt neglected and she regretted not only she was motherless but her father was too busy to be there for her when she needed him. However it may be sort of justified since her Prof. Yumi was trying to save the world.
* MissionControl
* MrExposition: He is both TheProfessor and TheMentor, so he frequently explains to the characters -and the audience- plot points. He was the one guessed first what was Mazinger-Z and who had created it. He explained how Dr. Kabuto had discovered [[{{Phlebotinum}} Photon Atomic power]] and [[{{Unobtainium}} Alloy-Z]] and built Mazinger-Z with them. He narrated how Dr. Kabuto met Dr. Hell and what happened in Bardos Island. He recognized Minerva-X and explained what she was and how she worked. He explained what were the Mykene and where they came from... And often during the series he explained what strategy the enemy or Kouji was using, how worked the Mechanical Beasts' weapons... or simply what kind of training Kouji was undergoing. In ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' he retained that role (he recognized Mazinkaiser as soon as he saw it, he explained how they had modified to Mazinkaiser in the movie...)
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Completely averted. Yumi did not dominate all fields of science, and often he needed the advice or the assistance of other scientists. He and his team could not create amazing breakthroughs out of the air either, needing much testing.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Kouji and Shiro
* ParentsAsPeople: He does love Sayaka, but he's too MarriedToTheJob to take care of her as he should.
* TheProfessor
* TeamDad
* {{Workaholic}}: He is completely devoted to his work in the Institute. Often Sayaka has to force him to come back home to have lunch and get a rest.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professors Morimori, Sewashi and Nossori]]

!'''Professors Morimori, Sewashi and Nossori'''
!!! Voiced by: Kouji Yada (Morimori), Hiroshi Ohtake (Sewashi), Yonehiko Kitagawa (Nossori)
!!! Mazinkaiser dub: Ed Neal (Morimori), Bill Pfuderer Jr. (Sewashi), D.J. Spankus (Nossori)

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They were three scientists who worked in the Photon Institute under the direct orders of Professor Yumi, replacing him as in charge when he was away. Throughout the whole series, they designed most of the weapons and upgrades of Mazinger Z (they shared chores, but Sewashi was the specialist in designing power engines, whereas Morimori was an expert in weapons such like the Iron Cutter).

The three of them were good-natured and patient (especially when they were dealing with teenagers) and even somewhat goofy, but they were quite rigorous and serious when they were working, being capable of improvising and working under extreme pressure, and being extremely patient when dealing with teenagers. They were good friends, constantly hanging together.

* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In an early episode by Baron Ashura.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: Professor Morimori
* NiceGuy: The three of them!

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Juuzo Kabuto]]

!'''Dr. Juzo Kabuto'''
!!! Voiced by: Ushio Shima

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->'''Dr. Kabuto:''' Kouji, when you are piloting Mazinger, you will be able to become a god or a devil

Juzo Kabuto is Kouji and Shiro's grandfather and the builder of Mazinger Z.

Juzo met Hell for first time when he and his fiancée Yumiko Shiozai were exchange students in a German college. Back then he thought Hell was a tad eccentric but not a bad person (until he tried to kill him and Yumiko) and even argued with him about his theories on Photon energy.

Years later, he met Hell again during an archaeological expedition to a Greek island named Bardos. Despite Hell's prior attempted murder of him (and being ObviouslyEvil), he was apparently willing to put the past behind him... until Hell stumbled upon an army of giant robots in the depths of the island and nearly got him killed again.

Juzo managed to run away, but he was unable to warn the world of Hell's crazy plans. So he hired a maid to take care of his grandsons, [[spoiler:revived his newly deceased son Kenzo as a cyborg and tasked him with the chore of getting ready to repel the Mykene invasion he feared would come]] and began building a {{Humongous Mecha}} capable of defeating Hell's robots, using his two breakthroughs: Photon energy and the Super Alloy Z, an alloy made with Japanium, a mineral he had discovered.

After fifteen years he had just ended construction on Mazinger Z when Hell sent Baron Ashura, his most loyal servant, to murder him.

* IgnoredExpert: Subverted. He did not try to warn the world of what had happened in Bardos and what Hell was planning, opting for shutting himself away to build his super-weapon. Then again, he could have reasonably thought that nobody would believe his story.(Would you?)
* MadScientist: His original version was frightfully akin to Dr. Hell.
** More than you think. In the original manga after showing Mazinger to Kouji he told him (after the "God or Devil" lecture) he would able to take over the world with it. It makes you wonder what he thought his grandson would do with it...
* LargeHam: His original version, given to NoIndoorVoice and grandiose gestures.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: He dies in the first episode right after completing Mazinger Z.
* NotSoDifferent: From BigBad Dr. Hell.
* PosthumousCharacter: He got murdered in the first episode/chapter. Though he is ever-present. His actions not only affected the course of the whole series but also of the sequel ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', and his name often comes up in conversations. His personality and background are developed through flashbacks and conversations from other characters, mainly his grandsons (Kouji and Shiro), his best disciple (TheProfessor Yumi) and even BigBad Dr. Hell.
* TheProfessor
[[/folder]]

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!'''The Island of Bardos'''

!!Common Tropes:
* {{Backstory}}: One of the last chapters of the GosakuOta manga is the only version of the classic series provides a backstory for all of them.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Dr. Hell
** TheDragon: Baron Ashura
** TheBrute: Count Brocken
** TheEvilGenius: Archduke Gorgon
** TheDarkChick: Viscount Pygman
* ObviouslyEvil

[[folder:Dr. Hell]]

!'''Dr. Hell'''
!!! Voiced by: Kousei Tomita, John Paul Shepard (Mazinkaiser dub)

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->'''Dr. Hell:''' Damned imbeciles! You do not deserve being alive! One day I shall purge all of you off this world! And everybody shall kneel before Hell!

->'''Dr. Hell:''' I shall crush Japan in merely ten days! And the world will witness the true power of Dr. Hell!

A colleague of Dr. Kabuto, born in Germany in 1902. He was an unwanted child, a fact his mother reminded him of constantly. Scorned and beaten by his parents, he found shelter in books, and became very smart... which caused him to be accused of cheating by his teachers and bullied by his classmates.

In college he did not fare much better. People ignored him and he convinced himself that all of them envied him. Back then he met Juzo Kabuto (Kouji's grandfather) and fell in love with a Japanese exchange student, Yumiko. He thought she returned his feelings, but when he found out that she and Juzo were a couple, Hell-- who was already unstable and was convinced that everybody was envious of him or out to get him-- flipped out completely, convinced himself they only pretended to be his friends to hurt him and attempted to kill both of them. After that incident people began to stay away from him, and he suffered more humiliations and beatings (even when he tried to be nice) and he vowed to himself that in the future he would make them pay.

During the rise of Hitler, he got seduced by the idea of taking over the world and forcing everybody to kneel before him. He secretly built several Doomsday devices for Hitler (but he kept most of his technologic breakthroughs for himself) and performed human experiments with Jews in Auschwitz. When Germany was defeated, he ran away and kept a low profile for a while.

Several years later he ran into (now Doctor) Juzo Kabuto and accompanied him on an archaeological expedition to the Greek island of Bardos, where ruins of the ancient Mikenese Empire were found. There they discovered that the ancient Mikenese civilization had the technology to build giant robotic warriors. Hell killed everyone in the expedition except Kabuto, stole the technology and used it to create an [[{{Robeast}} army of fighting machines with which he planned]] to TakeOverTheWorld.

However, Dr. Kabuto used his own technology coupled with a powerful alloy he'd created to build a robot, Mazinger Z, to halt Hell's plans for world conquest. Again and again Dr. Hell's robots were destroyed by Mazinger Z, sometimes due to the in-fighting between his lieutenants Baron Ashura and Count Brocken. After nearly all of his robots had been destroyed Mazinger Z and his allies traveled to Dr. Hell's island headquarters, and Hell and [[spoiler:[[NeverFoundTheBody Count Brocken were apparently killed while attempting to flee in the Gool, their giant airship]].]]

* AgonyBeam Dr. Hell uses a staff that shoots a blast of (usually) non-lethal electricity to punish Ashura when he/she/it screws up.
* AliensMadeThemDoIt: The scene where the Zentraedi abduct the main characters from SuperDimensionFortressMacross and ask "I demand you show me how this 'kiss' process works" gets parodied in a ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' 4koma and Dr. Hell is amongst the people they kidnapped in the parody.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: He's ''purple''. No indication why, since he's seemingly human.
* BadBoss: He is a curious example. On one side he felt that he was above of [[YouHaveFailedMe executing his subordinates]]. On the other side he was NOT above of punishing their failures with strikes, insults or torture. He used an AgonyBeam with Baron Ashura several times, insulted him often, and an episode opened with Ashura getting flayed for their latest failures. In ''Mazinger-Z vs Manga/{{Devilman}}'' movie he slapped Ashura only because he was angry and Ashura was nearby. And yet, on the OTHER hand, he cared for his henchmen on his own way, turning Ashura down whenever HE asked for death penalty, constantly giving him second chances, forgiving failures when he knew that his CoDragons had tried their best, and [[spoiler:mourning Ashura after his death and planning to avenge him.]]
* BeardOfEvil: It is white, it is bristly, it is long and it is a BadassBeard.
* BetaTestBaddie: He has shades of this. Part of his animosity and resentment towards Dr. Kabuto comes from the fact he thinks Juuzo surpassed him, rendered him obsolete and took all away him when they were younger. And in the third episode, after his first batch of Mechanical Beasts were crushed by Mazinger-Z, Hell got a VillainousBSOD due to after fifty years, Juuzo Kabuto STILL could surpass easily whatever Hell did.
* BigBad
* TheyCalledMeMad: Subverted. They did not call him mad. They called him dumb and useless. THAT is what set him off.
* DubNameChange: In Tranzor Z, the American imported version, Dr. Hell was called Dr. Demon. In Spain he was called Doctor Infierno (a literal translation).
* [[spoiler:EyepatchOfPower: After being turned into the Great Marshall of Darkness.]]
* EvilIsHammy
* FauxAffablyEvil: He always keeps an educated, polite behavior and mannerisms, even when he is going to dissect someone to turn him or her into his next enslaved {{Cyborg}}.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Dr. Hell was born to a poor family, psychologically and physically abused by his mother, berated by his teachers and bullied by his classmates. Forty years later he was designing {{Doomsday Device}}s for Hitler and experimenting with human beings in Austchwitz. Thirty years later he was trying to TakeOverTheWorld and enslave humankind with an army of HumongousMecha. [[spoiler:And in ''GreatMazinger'' he was handed over the command of the entire army of Mykene Empire.]]
* HerrDoktor: Like stated above, he is a German scientist. From the completely mad variety.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation
* ItsAllAboutMe: Because a lot of people hurt ''him'' emotionally and physically when he was a little boy and a young man, he wants to make all of humanity pay. The fact all of it happened several decades ago (he was seventy when the series began) does not deter him at the slightest. Oh, and he thought everybody was out to get him (long before it became a SelfFulfillingProphecy).
* KickTheDog: More like grabbing the dog's tail and banging it repeatedly against a wall until the poor mutt was a bloody pulp. Yes, it really happened (in the Gosaku Ota's episodes).
** DisproportionateRetribution: And it happened because he did not like how the dog was looking to him.
* [[KneelBeforeZod Kneel Before Dr. Hell!]]
* KubrickStare: He displayed this expression quite requently, usually when he was mad or he had just thought of some devilish scheme. It was more disturbing in the second instance.
* LoveDodecahedron: In ''Anime/CBCharaGoNagaiWorld'' with [[{{Devilman}} Akira, Miki, Siren, Kaim and Ryo]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: He was quite unstable and troubled before his KickTheDog moment but arguably it was when he found out that his love was unrequited he utterly snapped, and it led him to...
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Deciding to MurderTheHypotenuse. People had shunned him out before, but from that day they started giving him a wide berth because he started seeming {{Obviously Evil}} (and downright creepy).
* LuminescentBlush: [[http://1-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/m/image/1362/37/1362375578219.jpg Seen here]], when he was young. It is both, funny and creepy...
* MadScientist
* MilkingTheGiantCow: Prone to this when monologuing, especially in the original manga and Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: He is an ObviouslyEvil MadScientist. To be fair, knowledge or science did not make him evil. In fact he devoted himself to learn Science because it helped him to keep himself sane. However, after his sanity finally slipped out due to too much abuse, he decided using his scientifical knwoledge to make everyone pay.
* NotSoDifferent : From Dr. Kabuto
* ObviouslyEvil: Dr. Hell has pale purple skin, a long white BeardOfEvil, and is given to EvilLaughter. Oh, and his name is ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dr. Hell]]''. The bizarre part is that his backstory involves betraying a group of companions in order to get some {{Phlebotinum}}, which means that someone, somewhere, was willing to ''trust'' him.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist
* PerpetualFrowner: He has mostly three default expressions: angry, worried and disappointed/frustrated. He seldom smiles (fortunately, since when he actually does so, it is a very creepy SlasherSmile).
* RevengeBeforeReason: His motivation to TakeOverTheWorld is having revenge in everybody abused him or mocked him when he was young (or people he ''believes'' abused him and mocked him). Nevertheless, he was seventy-years old when the series begins, so everyone or most of them will be deceased. Yet will he let that insignificant detail stop him? [[IncrediblyLamePun Hell]], no!
* ShirtlessScene: He pulls this at the end of the ''Mazinkaiser'' OVA [[FanDisservice for seemingly no reason, and despite being a very old man.]]
** He gets upgraded to a WalkingShirtlessScene in ''ShinMazingerZero'', as well as inexplicably having a bodybuilder's physique.
* StalkerWithACrush: He bluntly told he followed Yumiko like if he was his shadow. It was downright creepy.
* StartOfDarkness: When Dr. Hell found out the woman he loved [[spoiler:Yumiko Shiozaki, Kouji's grandmother]] was in love with another man [[spoiler:(Dr. Kabuto)]], [[LoveMakesYouEvil he flipped out completely]]. It got worse from there.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He has always felt like this. When he was young it was because he thought he was smarter than anybody, but now it is because his minions are, well, stupids. In an episode he invokes the trope almost word by word (and rightfully so). His CoDragons have been fighting for the whole episode, even when they were supposed to engage the enemy. At the beginning he had tried to stop them and force them to cooperate, but it did not work. So during their latest fight he is -unsuccesfully- trying to ignore them as he has dinner, and he grumbles he is surrounded by idiots.
** '''Dr. Hell''': Why, oh, why such a genius as myself is surrounded by idiots?
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: In ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}2: Saisei-Hen'' Scenario 47
-->'''[[Anime/MazingerZ Dr. Hell]]''': …You can come out now.\\
'''[[Anime/GodMars Gestalt]]''': Your obsession with [[AppliedPhlebotinum Photon Power]] is…amusing.\\
'''Dr. Hell''': This King of Hell isn’t enough to fight the Ba’al with…only with Photon Power can we survive!\\
'''[[Anime/{{Dancougar}} Sayuri]]''': Do you think those [[QuirkyMinibossSquad three clowns]] will even succeed?\\
'''Dr. Hell''': They will live up to my expectations! I have high hopes for Baron Ashura.\\
'''Gestalt''': And why the elaborate call for a showdown? If you wanted the Photon Power so badly, you could’ve taken the Photon Labs while ZEXIS were dealing with Insalaum!\\
'''Dr. Hell''': You fools could never hope to understand my plans!\\
'''Sayuri''': Perhaps. In any case good luck (not!) for the battle.\\
'''Gestalt''': You might need it more than you think! Mwahaha!
* TakeOverTheWorld
* VillainTeamUp: Dr. Hell hires [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic Gauron]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment'', works with the [[MobileSuitGundam Zeon]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' and works with the [[Anime/GoLion Galra]] [[Anime/{{Voltron}} Empire]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW''.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: ... And he wants to become this!
* WrongGenreSavvy: [[CoDragons Baron Ashura and Count Brocken]] hated each other. Dr. Hell thought it would be a good thing, since they would surely try to destroy Mazinger-Z harder to upstage each other. He also thought he and his troops were a FiveManBand instead of a FiveBadBand.
* {{Yandere}}: You would only know if you read the {{Backstory}} published in the GosakuOta chapters, but Dr. Hell was one when he was young. During his college days he fell in love with a woman named Yumiko [[spoiler:who would become TheHero Kouji's grandmother,]] and he showed all symptoms: he was psychologically unstable, he stalked her obsessively (in his own words, he became her shadow), he tried to seem nice and [[BlatantLies totally not a pervert]], and when he found out that she was engaged with someone else, he flipped out completely and attempted to MurderTheHypotenuse in a very ''discreet'' way: storming in the campus with a rifle and yelling "DIE, Kabuto!".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Baron Ashura]]

!'''Baron Ashura'''
!!! Voiced by: HidekatsuShibata (Male), Haruko Kitahama (Female); Robert Kraft (Mazinkaiser dub, male), Lainie Frasier (Mazinkaiser dub, female)

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During Dr. Hell's explorations through the hidden depths of Bardos Island, he found the mummified remnants of one couple. However, one side of each mummy had been crushed by rubble. Using his knowledge, Dr. Hell sewed the non-crushed halves together and using cybernetic parts, revived the creature, naming it Baron Ashura (Ashura Danshaku).

Very soon Baron Ashura became the main henchman of Dr. Hell. Given his/her split nature, Ashura could be stupid, hasty, and careless... or scheming, manipulative, and devious. When he/she talked to Dr. Hell, his/her voice was female, submissive and soft-spoken... but when he/she addressed his/her troops, his/her voice was male, commanding, loud, stern and harsh.

The most of time Ashura is portrayed as absolutely loyal to Dr. Hell, but in some adaptations (such like Gosaku Ota's manga) he/she gets fed up with Dr. Hell's treatment and Count Brocken's mockery and rebels. He/she was not above committing ruthless, sadistic acts, but usually they were made with a purpose (avoiding KickTheDog scenarios... most of the time). Although his/her sheer incompetence blew up several of Dr. Hell's operations, his schemes were the closest ones to succeed, razing many Japanese cities to ruins.

Leader of the Iron Masks and commander of Dr. Hell's submarine fortresses, he/she plagued the hero Kouji Kabuto for much of the series' run, until [[KilledOffForReal finally dying in one of the later episodes as attempting destroying his enemies]]. After [[spoiler:his/her death, his/her memory was honored and respected by both enemies and allies]]. Mazinger's most persistent enemy, he/she made regular appearances in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series as Dr. Hell's loyal underling.

* AgonyBeam: The villainous Baron Ashura often uses this, in the form of a staff that shoots a blast of (usually) non-lethal electricity. Dr. Hell also uses that staff ON Ashura when he is pissed enough.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: He briefly grew into a giant in one episode, after exposure to a size-changing ray gun invented by Dr. Hell.
* BuriedAlive: The two corpses Hell found had been buried alive.
* DisguisedInDrag: Done at least twice (in episodes 7 and 36). He/she disguised like a woman to manipulate a mob or frighten nosy people away one of his/her operations. Fortunately he/she was a shape-shifter, so it was not so hard looking like a woman how it would be to him/her (on the grounds of Ashura being half-male, half-female). Overlapped with CreepyCrossdresser,
* DoNotAdjustYourSet
* TheDragon: To Dr. Hell, until in episode 39 Hell introduced him to Count Brocken and announced that he was demoting him. Ashura was ''not'' happy about it.
** CoDragons: With Brocken since episode 39. He was not happy about it, either.
* DrivenToSuicide: ''[[RuleOfThree thrice]]''. The two first attempts were averted by Dr. Hell, who was not a fan of the YouHaveFailedMe trope.
** The first happened in an early episode, when Ashura, disheartened after still another defeat, thought the only way to redeem himself/herself to Hell's eyes was by comitting suicide. Hell rebuked that was dumb, and the way to atone for his/her failures was going on fighting until destroying their enemy.
** The second time happened in episode 39, when he was so badly frightened on the possibility of Count Brocken replacing him that he staked his life on his next operation. When he failed, Brocken was all but ordering him killing himself, and he was about to do it when Hell stopped him, stating that even if he had failed in destroying Mazinger-Z, his war tactics had delivered a huge blow to Japan, and he forgave him.
** The third -and final- time happened in episode 78. Ashura was ''so'' sick of being defeated, mocked and scorned by enemies and allies alike he hijacked the [[CoolAirship flying fortress Ghoul]] to crash it against the [[HomeBase Institute]] in a TakingYouWithMe tactic. He failed, but he died believing he had finally won.
* DubNameChange: Baron Ashura was renamed Devleen in Tranzor Z. And Baron Ashler in the Spanish dubbing.
* EnemyCivilWar: Between Baron Ashura and Count Brocken
* EvilLaughter: He used it more often than Dr. Hell.
* FanDisservice: ''{{Mazinkaiser}}''. ''Naked'' Baron Ashura. AGGGGGHHHHHH. Baron Ashura is semi-artificial construct, with a man's body on his left side, and a woman's on her right. We repeat: ''AGGGGGHHHHHH!''
** Lovingly recreated in episode 12 of ''ShinMazinger''.
*** Both scenes were inspired by a similar scene shown in the original GoNagai manga. In the manga however you get to see the full nakedness of Asura in all it's glory Does anyone have some BrainBleach handy?
* GrandTheftMe (Takes over [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Tifa Adil]]'s body in a ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Gaiden'' 4koma)
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Appropriately enough, this is how Baron Ashura (as Hell King Gordon) is finished off in ''MazinKaiser.''
* IronicBirthday In ''{{Mazinkaiser}}'', Baron Ashura infiltrates the Photon Power Laboratory [[LatexPerfection disguised as Professor Yumi]], and walks in on Dr. Yumi's surprise birthday party. To make matters worse, all the presents remind him of Baron Ashura, including a [[DartboardOfHate Baron Ashura-themed dartboard]]. He/she dashes out, [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain screaming that he/she is, in fact, Professor Yumi]].
* IOweYouMyLife: See TogetherInDeath.
* MeaningfulName: In Hindu Mythology, Ashura were god/demon warrior creatures with dual natures.
* MightMakesRight: His/her life philosophy. The strong defeats, dominates and exploits the weak. That is how the world always did, does and will work, and "good", "bad", "peace", "justice"... are meaningless, empty words human beings came up with because they are too coward to accept reality and too weak to protect themselves.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: He was mostly loyal to Dr. Hell. However, Hell felt that [[AvertedTrope he was above of]] [[YouHaveFailedMe executing his subordinates]] but not of punishing their failures with strikes, insults or torture. Due to this sometimes he got fed up with being mistreated and mocked and he disobeyed orders or acted on his/her own (the final time was when he [[spoiler:stole the fortress Ghoul to make a kamikaze attack on the [[HomeBase Institute]]]] in order to show all, Dr. Hell and his enemies, who he was. In the GosakuOta alternate manga, he went a step beyond that and he decided betraying Dr. Hell and TakeOverTheWorld on his/her own because he was "sick of that crazy old man and [[CoDragons that headless idiot (Count Brocken)]] always mocking him" and he intended to give them a lesson to everyone.
* PronounTrouble: A meta -and hilarious- example. Fans are divided about what pronoum using to refer to him/her/it.
* PsychoSupporter
* ShapeShifter: Ashura could alter his/her appearance, although he only used that power sometimes. It may be notable noticing that he preferred female forms when changed.
* {{SizeShifter}}: Once -in episode 12, and not out of his own will.
* SmugSnake
* TheSocialDarwinist: He/she is a type four uses the "survival of the fitest" like an excuse/justification to make whatever he wants. Seeing MightMakesRight entry above.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: He died when he attempted to crash [[{{Cool Airship}} Guru (Brocken's flying fortress)]] into the Institute to kill all of his/her enemies.]]
* TalkingToThemself (In ''CBCharaGoNagaiWorld'', example of one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlHVsmaSk5s scene]])
* TogetherInDeath: Hell found the bodies of a man and his lover who had been BuriedAlive together for being caught trying to break their StarCrossedLovers destinies. One half of each body was destroyed, so he stitched them together to create Ashura.
** In ShinMazinger, the two halves of Baron Ashura are actually [[spoiler: [[Literature/TristanAndIseult Tristan and Isolde]]]].
* TwoFaced: His left half is male, and her right half is female.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Hard to see under the cowl, but it's there.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Baron Ashura could speak in a female voice when only his/her female half was visible, a male voice from the other side, and both at once when both sides of his/her face were visible.
* WorthyOpponent: Kouji and his friends remembered him like that. And at the end, he earned Gorgon's respect.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Count Brocken]]

!'''Count Brocken'''
!!! Voiced by: JunpeiTakiguchi (Japan), Creator/ConstantinoRomero (Spain)

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->'''Ashura (freaked out after seeing Brocken's floating head):''' What is that? A ghost?
->'''Brocken:''' Hah! If I am a ghost then what are you? A two-faced goblin?

Count Brocken (Brocken Hakushaku. Sometimes spelled as Blocken) was a particularly bloodthirsty Nazi officer. In the last days of World War II, his [[OffWithHisHead head was hewn from his body during a car accident]]. Hell found his body and revived him as a cyborg. After that, Brocken carried his head around with him. He sometimes carried it under his arm, but it had the ability to float on its own.

Several years later, he met Hell again. His "savior" had already found Mykene's ancient robots and was planning on using them to TakeOverTheWorld. But he needed a lot of money to modify the ancient robots. Brocken vowed to help him in return for saving his life. He cold-bloodily murdered the leaders of several European mobs and took them over, using their money to fund Dr. Hell's schemes.

He surfaced in episode 39, when Dr. Hell, fed up with Ashura's endless strings of failures, decided to demote him/her to Brocken's lieutenant. Brocken never missed a chance to mock and insult Ashura and his/her troops, but soon he proved just as incompetent. He commanded Hell's flying fortress and the Iron Cross troops.

He preferred directly striking the enemy with strength rather than resorting to underhanded strategies and schemes. He was also the longest-serving of Dr. Hell's henchmen, [[spoiler:dying in the final battle]].

* TheDragon: Since episode 39...
** CoDragons: ... together with Baron Ashura, much to his anger and resetnment.
* DubNameChange: Brocken was called (for obvious reasons) Count Decapito in Tranzor Z. In the Latin American version, he was named "El Conde Decapitado" (the Headless Count)
* DirtyCoward : Compared to Ashura. But it proved useful sometimes.
* DirtyOldMan: If you attack Count Brocken with a woman in ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}2: Saisei-Hen'', he'll make a comment about opening their (the mecha's) cockpits to see the beauties inside, and suddenly, a lot of ZEXIS girls will start calling him names.
-->'''Brocken''': Geh-heh-heh, that one's piloted by a girl, huh?\\
'''Brocken''': Punishing you is gonna be SO MUCH FUN. First I'll peel off the cockpit armor, and then...\\
'''Lunamaria''': Enemy of womankind!\\
'''Marguerite''': Lewd men such as you deserve little mercy!\\
'''Aoi''': You're the one who's gonna be punished!\\
'''Sylvia''': Prepare yourself, Count Pervert!\\
'''Kallen''': I'm gonna play soccer with your head!\\
'''Sara''': No, no, I'm going to turn it upside down and use it as a flowerpot!\\
'''Yoko''': I could use it for target practice...\\
'''Noin''': No, I'll feed it to my dog.\\
'''Sumeragi''': I hereby authorize all of you to carry out those actions.\\
'''Brocken''': Wha-WHAT?! I haven't even done anything yet!
* EnemyCivilWar: With Baron Ashura
* HighClassGlass
* LosingYourHead
* PsychoSupporter
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In the Gosaku Ota's manga he delivered a spectacular one to Dr. Hell, telling exactly what he thought of his master before leaving for fighting Mazinger-Z on foot [[spoiler:and dying.]]
* ThoseWackyNazis: Count Brocken and his {{Mooks}}.
* VillainDecay : Would you believe that the victim of [[CrowningMomentofFunny Brocken Ball]] is the same person who killed someone on-screen right on the same chapter ?

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Archduke Gorgon]]

!'''Archduke Gorgon'''
!!! Voiced by: Osamu Kato

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Archduke Gorgon (Gorgon Taikou) was a Mykene and a loyal servant of [[{{Great Mazinger}} the]] [[BigBad Emperor of Darkness]], ruler of all Mykene. He reported to the Great General of Darkness, even though he was under the command of Minister Argos, chief of Intelligence. A bizarre, cybernetic being, his upper half was a blue-skinned, muscled, bearded man in Romanesque armor and his lower half was a huge, long-fanged tiger.

Shortly after Dr. Hell murdered his colleagues, Gorgon showed up, accusing him (and rightly so) of stealing Mykene's technology and demanding that he forfeit the robots he had stolen. Hell was able to calm him down by striking a bargain with him: he would use Mykene's technology to take over the world but if he had troubles, he would ask Gorgon for help.

In episode 57, Dr. Hell was on the verge of succeeding, but was humiliatingly defeated. [[VillainousBSOD He considered giving up]] but chose to swallow his pride and asking Gorgon for help. Gorgon agreed [[spoiler: or pretended he did. In reality, he intended to watch Dr. Hell, weakening him as he pretended to be helping him, and finally destroying him and Mazinger-Z to allow the unopposed rise of the Mykene.]]

Gorgon was prideful, boasting and daring, and despite his [[spoiler:supposed]] alliance with Dr. Hell, he constantly showed his scorn for Hell and his henchmen. Ashura and Brocken were terrified of him, and only Pygman talked back [[spoiler:(though Gorgon showed respect towards Ashura after his/her death)]]. His Robeasts (more powerful than Hell's) [[spoiler:they succeeded where Hell's monsters failed]] were inspired by creatures of Classic Mythology. While very strong and powerful, above all he was a deceitful schemer.

* {{Badass}}: He is a muscled, armor-wearing, sword-wielding man whose lower half is a ''freaking saber-toothed tiger''. You tell me that it is not badass.
* BeardOfEvil
* DragonWithAnAgenda
* DubNameChange: Called Genghis the Ghastly in the English dub.
* CoDragons: With Ashura [[spoiler:until his/her death]], Brocken and Pygman. However he never treated them like equals.
* HeroKiller: All heroes -and even his allies- are scared of him. He is strong, physically imposing, ruthless, and neither of them can beat him in a fight. The only character refused to shrink back from him was Pygman.
* SpannerInTheWorks: His master plan almost fully succeeded, but he could not [[spoiler:kill all of his enemiesbecause he did not knew about Kenzo Kabuto and Great Mazinger. That faulty intelligence brought about the defeat of the Mykene Empire.]]
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: He pitted Mazinger Z against Dr. Hell, expecting them to either destroy each other or leave a survivor so weakened it would be easy for Gorgon to take them down.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Viscount Pygman]]

!'''Viscount Pygman'''
!!! Voiced by: Kouji Yada

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->'''Pygman (to Gorgon): ''' What a show-off.
->'''Gorgon: ''' What was that? Would you care to repeat it?
->'''Pygman: ''' I'll repeat it as many times as you want!

Pygman (Pygman Shisaku) was arguably the most bizarre-– and most dangerous-- of Dr. Hell's servants. He was a huge cyborg who looked like a huge tanned warrior, dressing ragged animal hides and brandishing one spear and one shield. However, he had two bodies: the upper half of the smallest body lacked legs and was attached to the neck of the largest body. He could use hypnosis, breath fire and often fought alongside the Kikaiju instead of remaining on the rear. His two bodies also could divide and fight separately, and he could levitate.

Dr. Hell built him to replace Ashura [[spoiler:after his/her death]]. However he soon rebelled against Hell, and was the only one of Hell's lackeys who dared to call Gorgon out on his arrogance. He only showed up in five episodes, but he brainwashed several friends of Kouji, killed and hurt many guards and workmen working in the Institute, infiltrated the Institute several times and even took it over, and finally challenged Mazinger Z to a DuelToTheDeath [[spoiler:where he perished]].

* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: He managed overtaking the Institute once.
* {{Badass}}: Definitely.
* BodyHorror: Come on! He has another body instead of a head!
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: His hypnosis got that effect on his victims.
* HypercompetentSidekick: A little ''too'' competent for Hell's liking.
* SuperPowerLottery: Let's see: he was quite strong, he could belch fire, he could use hypnosis, float...

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Iron Masks/Iron Cross]]

!'''Iron Masks/Iron Cross'''

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->'''Random Iron Mask''': "I don't consider myself necessary. We carry out all our orders perfectly. Death is what worries you. It'll be easy! I know you're worried! So, please, consider it."

The Iron Masks and the Iron Cross are Dr. Hell's assault troops. Originally they were corpses Dr. Hell revived by transforming them into cyborgs. As he transformed them, Dr. Hell completely wiped out any shred of independent thought to ensure their utter loyalty. Unfortunately, it also meant their intelligence was considerably dwarfed.

The Iron Masks served Baron Ashura whereas the Iron Cross troops were under the command of Count Brocken. Maybe it is due to the different origins and background of their commanders that their appearance and weaponry was so different: the Iron Masks's costumes roughly resembled the armor of Greek soldiers, and even though they used guns and cars, they favored broad long swords and spears and often rode robotic horses; the Iron Cross on the other hand wore clearly militaristic costumes, and used guns.

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. The Iron Masks' swords had a magnet embedded into the blade that produced high-frequency vibrations letting them easily cut rocks and metal.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Again, [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. Given their origins, it is obvious Dr. Hell programmed them to serve him faithfully, erasing anything resembling independent thought.
* CameBackWrong: Or Came Back Right, if you want plenty of tough, mindless {{Mook}}s.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Send one dozen of fully armed and geared against Kouji and he will wipe the floor with them.
** Averted in the original manga. Kouji got nearly murdered by three of them, and he needed help.
* {{Cyborg}}: All of them.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: They are {{Cyborg}}s Dr. Hell created by grafting cybernetic implants in the brain of corpses (many of which he, his CoDragons or his HumongousMecha had murdered). Not only they are not allowed rest in peace but they have been mindwiped and programmed to be mindless slaves. One of them even gloated to Kouji Kabuto [[http://www.mangareader.net/735-34819-157/mazinger-z/chapter-1.html he was glad of no longer being worried about pesky things such like thinking, hesitating, worrying or fearing death and he was a perfect soldier]]. Of course, Kouji was not impressed:
-->'''Kouji''': "You idiot, such a thing wouldn't even be human!"
* EmptyShell: Due to their origins they have no name, no identity, no personality (and they barely have half face left under their helmets) and no family. They don't feel hesitate or fear and they don't fear death. [[http://www.mangareader.net/735-34819-157/mazinger-z/chapter-1.html And they don't mind]].
* FacelessGoons: All of them wore a helmet hid their faces minus their mouths and chins. Subverted into a nightmarish fashion when one of them got their helmet removed and he was missing his skull's upper half, removed by the BigBad when the mook was ReforgedIntoAMinion. The purpose of those helmets is not to protect their heads but to replacing their ''skulls'' and protecting their ''brains''.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Baron Ashura clearly stated that people he slew were turned into his/her soldiers. So basically they are corpses turned into slaves serving the same monster that murdered them.
* TheMole: Several of them infiltrated in the Institute and different research labs all over the world, disguised like ordinary people.
* {{Mook}}s
* MookChivalry: In the anime adaptation, the Iron Masks were pretty pathetic. They always attacked Kouji Kabuto -or his friends- in the same way- noisly charging from the front-, never tried to overwehlm him with sheer numbers and stood quiet when he was making a pretty obvious attack. They wore weapons -swords and rifles- and helmets and Kouji fighting bare-hand ''still'' kicked their butts. Subverted in the manga, though, since sometimes they could be competent. In one of the first chapters Kouji nearly got murdered by only three of them that sneaked into his home overnight (and while two of them engaged Kouji, the third remained hidden to launch a surprise attack when TheHero was distracted). Kouji actually got to be rescued by a secondary character that pulled a BigDamnHeroes moment.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: They are essentially cyborg zombies. And the Iron Masks look like Ancient Greek soldiers.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: All of them.
* ThoseWackyNazis: The Iron Crosses' costumes resemble those worn by Nazi soldiers, which is understandable given that their commander was a Nazi officer.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mechanical Monsters/Kikaiju]]

!'''Mechanical Monsters/Kikaiju'''

They were the war mechas Dr. Hell built, modifying the Mykene robots he found in Bardos using modern science and his own knowledge. In the manga he used the Mykene Kikaiju he had found, but in the anime, though, he destroyed them in episode 3 during a VillainousBSOD, declaring they were useless against Mazinger-Z, and started to design and build his own Mechanical Beasts. Later showed up Archduke Gorgon's Youkikaijuu and in the last episode / ''Mazinger-Z vs Great General of Darkness'' feature showed up Mykene Empire's War Beasts (Sentoujuu).

!!Tropes:

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Many of them could switch sizes (the first was Baikong 09).
* BlowYouAway: Stronger T4 and Blogun G3.
* CombatTentacles: Some monsters like Stronger T4.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Several Kikaiju resembled humongous humanoid insects or bugs like Wainder A3, Megaron P1, P2 and P3 or Zarigan G8 (that looked like a shrimp).
* CurbStompBattle: Mazinger both delivered and was at the end of many of them.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: Stronger T4 had a giant fan located in the chest could blast hurricanes.
* EyeBeams: Gelbros-J3's pink head was equipped with heat optical beams.
* FlyingBrick: Many flying Kikaiju such like Deviler X1, Jinray S1, Gelbros J5, Baras K9...
* {{Gladiator}}: Several of them. The most infamous –and strong- is Spartan K5.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Jenova M9.
* LostSuperWeapon: Double subversion. Yes, they were ancient weapons were more powerful than current conventional weapons. However, as much as the Mykene were concerned, they were outdated junk. And in the anime series Dr. Hell destroyed the Mykene robots he found originally because no one of them were powerful enough to defeat Mazinger-Z.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: A favored tactic. Brighton-J2, Jinray-S1, Baras-K9... used it.
* MascotMook: Garada K7 and Doublas M2.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Drago Omega1 (it looked like a flying Eastern dragon), Gelbros J3 (it looked a three-headed, bipedal dragon)...
* {{Robeast}}s
* SelectiveMagnetism: Bazil F7 was armed with magnetically-charged armor plates that could be detached off its body and launched at its adversary (with the purpose of sticking to it and disrupting their mechanisms). However the magnets did not attract other objects when they were working, and they stuck to machines (Mazinger-Z and Aphrodite-A) that were not made of steel.
* ThisIsADrill: Holzon V3.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Hakenschmitt X9, which looked like a ghostly Nazi soldier.

[[/folder]]

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!'''Secondary Anime Characters'''

[[folder:Rumi]]

!!'''Rumi'''
!!!First Appearance: Episode 1
->'''Rumi:''' Wait a minute. Someone is knocking on the door.
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Rumi was a maid hired by Dr. Kabuto to take care of his grandsons while he was designing and building Mazinger-Z. She showed up in the first episode, and shortly after she was murdered by Baron Ashura after being interrogated about Dr. Kabuto's whereabouts.
----
!!Tropes:
* CoolBigSis: Shiro called her "oneechan" in an endearing way.
* DisposableWoman: Murdered in the first episode and never mentioned again.
* KilledOffForReal
* LateArrivalSpoiler: If you have heard of this character, you know that she dies during her first appearance.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professor Gordon and his family]]
!!Professor Gordon
!!!First Appearance: Episode 18
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Professor Gordon was an expert in robotics and personal friend of Juzo Kabuto.

In one episode, a submarine Mechanical Beast was sinking all ships sailed throughout the Pacific ocean. He traveled to the Photonic Institute to help them with his expertise, but as he traveled by plane, his wife Mary and his daughter Lisa traveled by ship. In hindsight it was not a good idea.

[[spoiler: Glossam X2 cut in half the ship where they traveled. Lisa survived, but only because her mother sacrificed herself to save her.]]

Later in the Institute, Gordon and his daughter (who also was a scientist) helped upgrade and improve Mazinger-Z to turn it into a machine capable move underwater, swim and dive, hoping it helped Kouji to [[spoiler:avenge Mary]] and prevent that kind of tragedy of happening again.

!! Tropes:

* DumbBlonde: Averted with Lisa.
* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: Thankfully it was done without slapping. When Lisa woke up in an hospital and remembered what had happened, she started weeping. Her father encouraged her to stop crying and working alongside him to pay Dr. Hell back. After listening to his words, she calmed down.
* HappilyMarried: As far as we can tell, he was.
* HotScientist: Lisa.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Subverted. He is, in fact, quite sane.
* MamaBear: Mary was very protective of her daughter.
* [[spoiler:MissingMom:]] After the events of the episode, Lisa found herself in that situation.
* OhCrap: Gordon's face when he realized his family was in danger.
* TheProfessor: Gordon
* TemptingFate: You know a giant monster is sinking ships and yet you travel by sea?
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mitsuo and Onimaru]]
!!Mitsuo and Onimaru
!!!First Appearance: Episode 20
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Mitsuo and Onimaru were two boys in Shiro's classroom. Onimaru was the biggest bully in the class, and Mitsuo was an unasuming, quiet, shy, fat, newcomer kid. Onimaru and his goons instantly filed him like "easy prey" and started to mock him and torment him. Shiro beat them once when they were bullying Mitsuo, but when he realized Mitsuo was too frightened to defend himself, he declared he could not be his friend if Mitsuo was not willing to fight back.

Accidentally Mitsuo ran into Stronger T4 -a Mechanical Beast- and he tried to warn his classmates he had seen a Mechanical Beast, but they did not believe him. They laughed at him and Onimaru beat him again. Then he was kidnapped and dragged to an AbandonedWarehouse were an unknown woman told him she knew all were mistreating him and he could borrow her giant robot to pay them back. [[spoiler:That "woman" was Baron Ashura in disguise. His/her henchmen had warned him/her that kid had discovered his Mechanical Beast and they had been watching him. Then Ashura thought she could deceive him into being a hostage.]]

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!!Tropes:
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Mitsuo was a good kid. However, everyone mocked him and even harassed him. Even Shiro would not give him a break so easily.
* AnAesop: Several of them: If you do not learn to stand up for yourself, everyone will abuse you; Abusing other people is wrong; Sometimes you can become friends with people previously harassed you; Being nice pays off; Do NOT trust unknown adults suddenly show up saying they want to give you a present...
* TheBully: Onimaru.
* BullyHunter: Mitsuo decided he would show them what being picked on by somebody bigger than you feels like, when an unknown lady showed up all of sudden and offered him borrowing her HumongousMecha to take revenge ([[TooDumbToLive and he agreed. Oh, my God]]) Of course, that went so well how you would expect.
* CharacterDevelopment: Onimaru was a bully and a Jerkass. His attitude changed for better after [[spoiler:Mitsuo and him were trapped inside Stronger T4's cockpit. He got his leg broken and he could not run away, but Mitsuo refused tried to escape without him in spite of all what he had done him.]] Later, when they were safe, he apologized with Mitsuo and apparently they became friends.
* FallingIntotheCockpit: Subverted. Mitsuo only ''thought'' he was controlling the HumongousMecha following the directions of the strange lady. In reality [[spoiler:Baron Ashura was leading Stronger T4 the whole time.]]
* IgnoredExpert: Kind of. Mitsuo was not an expert in HumongousMecha... However he inhabits an universe where HumongousMecha are real and ever-present, and {{Robeast}} raids are frequent. Still, people did not believe him when he told he had seen one.
* {{Jerkass}}: Onimaru.
* TooDumbToLive: A creepy, masked man kidnaps you and carries you to a warehouse where a stranger tells she wants giving you a HumongousMecha out of nowhere, and you do not think that's highly suspicious? Your country is under constant attack of giant monsters and you do not believe a kid tells he has seen one?
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[[folder:Yuri]]

!!'''Yuri'''
!!!First Appearance: Episode 23
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Yuri was Yumi's niece and Sayaka's cousin. She was a disabled kid whose parents were never home, and she was yearning for attention. This made her stubborn, bad-tempered, and demanding. And she had a crush on Kouji. Kouji remarked she was, indeed, Sayaka's cousin, much to the anger of his battle partner.

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!!Tropes:

* BrattyHalfPint
* IllGirl: She was disabled and walked on a wheelchair.
* ItsAllMyFault: She thought this when [[MonsterOfTheWeek Dam Dam L2]] was running over Mazinger once and again. She was right. [[spoiler:Because she refused staying in Kouji and Shiro's house where she was safe, Baron Ashura kidnapped her to blackmail Kouji in not fighting back.]]
* ParentalNeglect: At least Prof. Yumi ''tried'' to take care of Sayaka, Yuri's mom and dad never were there for her.

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[[folder:Saijyo]]
!!Saijyo
!!!First Appearance: Episode 26
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Saijyo was a young, homeless boy lived in Kouji's town. His only family was Norako, a stray female dog was raising several puppies. Norako scavenged, hunted or stole whatever food she could find.

For chance she stole chickens several times from a chicken house Shiro had built in his and Kouji's garden. When she was caught, Shiro, his brother, Sayaka, Boss and his gang chased her until they ran into Saijyo. Saijyo defended his dog and refused to give the chicken back. He managed to get Boss infuriated -admitedly, hardly a difficult feat-, and when Boss, Nuke and Mucha attacked him, he defeated them easily. Grudgingly, Kouji decided it was not worth.

However he would get caught into the battle between Kouji Kabuto and Dr. Hell. Norako accidentally died during a fight between Mazinger-Z and a Mechanical Beast, and he blamed Kouji. That scene was spied by an Iron Mask reported to Baron Ashura. Ashura thought they could exploit that, and he/she ordered one of his Iron Masks killing one of the orphaned puppies and planting false evidence for blaming Kouji.

Saijyo fully -and gulibly- bought it, and he decided to confront Kouji and beat the crap out of him. Feeling guilty for the cub's death, even if he had done nothing, Kouji did not fight back. Saijyo hurt him badly, and Ashura chose that moment to strike again.

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!!Tropes:
* BadassNormal: So irritating like he was, he also seemed pretty tough. He also could claim having beaten the main character, even if Kouji refused to defend himself.
* CanineCompanion: Norako. As far as he was concerned, ''nobody'' messed with her.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: He explicitly told...
** ParentalAbandonment: he suffered of this.
* EyepatchOfPower
* HotBlooded: Possibly deconstructed. If he would have been capable to think calmly rather reacting and getting carried away, plenty troubles in that episode could have been averted.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He was arrogant, loud-mouthed and irritating, tended to leap conclusions, and belonged to the "hit first, ask questions later" school of thought. However he sincerely cared for his dog.
* ManlyTears: Shed when his dog died.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivered to him by Sayaka. Funny how it was as much easier getting him to listen to you when he was being gripped by Aphrodite A.
* IdiotBall: Saijyo did not even wonder why Kouji would want to murder a cub? And why Kouji thought let the boy give him a beating would solve rather trying and reason with him?
* WeaponOfChoice: A long iron chain.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His short hair was indigo-colored. An unusual happening in this series, since most of people sported normal hair color.
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[[folder:Drs. Kasuya, Kata and Yokoi]]
!!Drs. Kasuya, Kata and Yokoi
!!!First Appearance: Episode 31
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Three scientists who worked in the Photon Research Institute under the orders of Yumi, performing maintainance. All three of them were married and Kasuya had a son called Hiroshi.

They were kidnapped by a squad of Iron Masks and hypnotized to pilot the latest batch of Mechanical Beasts Dr. Hell had built. Part of Baron Ashura's plan consisted of informing Kasuya's son his father was alive and inside one of the Kikaiju, so Hiroshi would persuade Kouji not to fight.

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!! Tropes:

* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* DisappearedDad: Hiroshi never just accepted his father was dead.
* NeverFoundTheBody: That is the reason GenreSavvy Prof. Yumi suspected they might be still alive.
* OffWithHisHead: Kouji [[spoiler:saved the three of them by blasting the head of the three Beasts off their bodies with missiles.]]
* RuleOfThree: The three scientists and the three Kikaiju: Megaron P1, P2 and P3.
* {{Sacrificial Lamb}}s: One of the Megaron weapons generated a heat blast capable of killing whoever was sitting in the cockpit. Hell and Ashura knew the three men would most likely die during the battle, but didn't care.
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[[folder:Dr. Smith]]
!!Dr. Smith
!!!First Appearance: Episode 33
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Dr. Smith was an American scientist and an expert in aeronautic engineering. When Prof. Yumi was designing the Jet Scrander, he traveled to New York to consult him. Smith was very kind and helpful. He advised Yumi, and helped to correct his plans, fixing mistakes and improve the design. He also stated he wished someone would bring Hell down.

In a later episode, Dr. Hell fabricated a robot resembled Smith and tasked him with infiltrating into the Institute and blowwing up the Jet Scrander.

!! Tropes:
* TheEngineer
* HighClassGlass
* TheProfessor

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[[folder:Minerva-X]]
!!Minerva-X
!!!First Appearance: Episode 38
->'''Minerva-X''': "For the record: A jealous Sayaka Yumi is an extremely dangerous beast."
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Minerva-X was a robot conceived by Dr. Kabuto while he was designing Mazinger-Z. Since Juuzo was a staunch supporter of the BattleCouple trope, he thought Mazinger-Z had to be supported in battle for a female partner would fight by its side. Unlike Mazinger-Z, Minerva-X would be fully autonomous and capable to act, think and feel on her own. She was meant to coordinate with Mazinger-Z during a battle: her brain would receive the data Mazinger's main CPU would send and she would choose one strategy according that information. However he never got around to build her.

A while after the beginning of the series, Dr. Kabuto's lab was looted by Hell's servants, and they found Minerva-X's plans. Dr. Hell build her, replacing Alloy-Z with super-steel, putting a nuclear engine inside her instead of a Photon power engine, and adding the remote control device he used to command his Mechanical Beasts. However he could not ascertain what was the function of the hexagonal device embedded on the waist. He need to include it anyways because Minerva would not work without it.

That hexagonal device was the partner circuit received Mazinger's signals. When Mazinger showed up, the device began working and she stopped fighting and started acting like its partner. Of course, when Dr. Hell realized she had allied with Mazinger, he decided she had to be destroyed quickly.

Minerva-X only showed up in that episode, but one of the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' spin-offs expanded on her role and personality. In ''ShinMazingerZero'', she appears like an humanoid-sized RobotGirl, and it is ''strongly'' implied [[spoiler:she is the reincarnation of the original Minerva-X.]]
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!!Tropes:
* AndIMustScream: In ''ShinMazingerZero'' [[spoiler:Mazinger-Z became an EldritchAbomination and caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Minverva sent Kouji back in time to prevent both disasters from happening, generating so an alternate timeline. However, Kouji has failed every time so far, and she has gone through hundreds of different worlds, reincarnating over and again only to see Mazinger becoming a demon and the humanity being exterminated over and over and over and over and over again...]]
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Justified, since she is a robot.
* BattleCouple: She was supposed to be Mazinger-Z's battle partner.
* TheBerserker: After [[spoiler:a Mechanical Beast broke down her partner circuit, she lost control and went on a uncontrolled rampage.]]
* BoobsOfSteel: Literally.
* BreathWeapon: Rust Hurricane.
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:She has gone through at least 2798 lifetimes of despair witnessing the events where Mazinger become a demon in all of them, what can you expect?]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Only in ''ShinMazingerZero''
* ClingyJealousGirl: A mild case, but she taunted Sayaka, and later explicitly said she did because she had seen Aphrodite fighting alongside Mazinger and she got jealous. She seems to regard a HumongousMecha and its pilot as two parts of the same being.
* CompanionCube: She talks to and about and treats Mazinger-Z like if he was a sentient being instead of an inanimate object. Nonetheless, given what was revealed in ''ShinMazingerZero'', she has a point.
* DespairEventHorizon:
-->Minerva: At my wits' end, I can only watch...
* TheDeterminator: She has failed on saving the world 2,798 times, and still she keeps trying.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Minerva X's reaction when the Pilder docked with Mazinger Z.
* FemBot
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: In ''ShinMazingerZero'' the size difference between her and Mazinger is... obvious.
* HumongousMecha: In the original series.
* JustAMachine: Subverted. In the original series, Kouji and the rest treated her like a human being and they even [[spoiler:buried her when she died.]] Dr. Hell regarded her like a machine would do his bidding or would be destroyed. This was reinforced in ''ShinMazingerZero'': Hell believed he could control her using his control rod because she was JustAMachine, but in reality she was never under his control.
* LatexSpaceSuit: In ''ShinMazingerZero'', though she does not need one.
* [[spoiler:MurderTheHypotenuse: Subverted. Sayaka was jealous, but she never thought of destroying her. However Minerva went berserk and would have blown up a nuclear plant in spite of Kouji and Sayaka's attempts to stop her and calm her down, so Sayaka had no choice but hit her with Aphrodite's TorpedoTits.]]
* PowerCrystal: Her partner circuit outwardly looked like a hexagonal, shining blue crystal.
* {{Reincarnation}}: In ''ShinMazingerZero''. It suggests indeed she had a soul.
* RestrainingBolt: The partner circuit located on her midsection. Without it, she would be unable to tell friend from foe.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot
* RobotGirl
* TheStarscream: Subverted. Dr. Hell created her assuming he would be able to control her. He could not, and she defected as soon as possible.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her costume is... skimpy. Justified, perhaps, as she's a robot.
* SuperpowerLottery: She is a Mazinger robot with all it implies:
** BlowYouAway: "Rust Hurricane!"
** ChestBlaster: "Breast Fire!"
** DeflectorShield: "Photon Shield!"
** EyeBeams
** FlyingBrick
** MadeOfIndestructium
** PhlebotinumBattery
** RazorWings: "Photon Wings!"
** RocketPunch
* TenderTears: Minerva was capable of feelings. Her CPU strained due to contradictory orders (on one hand, her partner circuit told her that HumongousMecha was Mazinger-Z, her partner; on the other hand, Hell's remote control ordered her destroying Mazinger). Since she was not built with Japanium as she was meant to, her body overheated, and a cooling fluid leaked around her eyes. Thus, when she was emotionally stressed, she "cried".
* YouShallNotPass: She did this in episode 6.
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[[folder:Bakarasu]]
!!Bakarasu
!!!First Appearance: Episode 69 (in ''MazingerZ''); episode 4 (in ''GreatMazinger'')
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Bakarasu was a male raven Boss and his gang met in episode 69 form ''Anime/MazingerZ''. Later he was a semi-recurrent secondary character for one third of ''Anime/GreatMazinger''. He resembled a normal crow, but his beak was yellow and wide, and his eyes were surrounded by two distinctive yellow circles making it looklike he wore glasses. He was clever enough to talk and repeat what someone else told. Unfortunately he was a trickster who loved messing with humans (especially Boss). Boss used him as a lookout to spy on the enemy or a courier to carry messages around. However Bakarasu paid no allegiance to the group and apparently he only worked with them because he enjoyed making a fool of Boss.
!!Tropes:
* AnimalStereotypes: He fit quite well with the traits of the heroic corvid: He was cunning, mischievous and trickster, and he enjoyed tweaking the messages he was supposed to deliver and getting Boss in trouble.
* CleverCrows: He is a {{trickster|}} and enjoys making a fool of people.
* DubNameChange: To Aesop in Tranzor Z.
* FunnyAnimal
* IdiotCrows: A lively example.
* JokeCharacter
* MeaningfulName: Boss named him Bakarasu. In Japanese it would roughly mean "Dumb crow" (Baka=dumb; Karasu=Crow)
* PluckyComicRelief
* SpeechImpairedAnimal
* UnreliableNarrator: He loved twisting messages. In ''GreatMazinger'' episode 4:
-->'''Boss''': There's a certain Jun over there. Tell her this... A weird peanut-shaped object fell from the sky into the forest.
-->'''Bakarasu''': Boss has a message for you: Boss says that giant peanut in the forest is for you!
** And later...
-->'''Boss''': Tell her, sorry for the delay, but just let it slide. Let's join forces and fight together.
-->'''Bakarasu''':Jun, Boss has a message: Boss is angry. Now you're rivals!
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!'''Secondary Manga Characters'''

[[folder:Inspector Yamitaro Ankokuji]]

!'''Inspector Yamitaro Ankokuji'''
!!!'''First Appearance''': GoNagai manga, chapter 1

He was a police Inspector led one of the police units were deployed along to stop a giant robot was rampaging through the city -Mazinger-Z-. After meeting Professor Yumi he become a regular cast member for some few chapters, using his authority and cop role to help the heroes.

Although he is a cop he comes from a long line of yakuzas and other assorted thugs -a fact he does not seem greatly bothered about and does not mind telling to strangers-. He defines himself like a "a clumsy cop" and "a bit of a rascal".
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!!Tropes:
* BadassLongcoat
* BigDamnHeroes: Saved Kouji's life in an early chapter when one of the Iron Masks had sneaked into his home was about to killing him.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: After Kouji was upset over killing several Iron Masks he reassured him he was not a murder, and like TheHero of a m anga, he can do no wrong.
* FriendOnTheForce
* TheGunslinger
** GunsAkimbo: At least once in an episode where he killed several Iron Masks attempted to murder Kouji
* HotBloodedSideburns: Even bigger than ''Kouji'''s.
* ObviouslyEvil: Subverted. He is one of the good guys but he looks like a thug. Sometimes he has to clarify he is a cop, not a mafia member, even though he looks like one.
* SeventiesHair
* SlasherSmile
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After the early chapters, he only... vanished without a trace.
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[[folder:Gamia Q1, Q2 and Q3]]
!'''Gamia Q1, Q2 and Q3'''
!!! Voiced by: Creator/RyokaYuzuki (in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'')
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They were three identical, blonde cyborg girls Baron Ashura treated like his/her daughters.

They were tall, slender, and each wore twin ponytails reached the ground. Their hair was sharp and they flayed their ponytails like whips could slice and dice anything, including rocks, cars... or human flesh. Besides, they had more-than-human strength, speed and agility.

They showed up only in the GoNagai manga, and their first animated appearance was in {{Mazinkaiser}}. Usually their role is assassinating Kouji Kabuto when he is out of Mazinger and –supposedly- defenseless.
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!!Tropes:
* BlondesAreEvil
* {{Cyborg}}
* EmotionlessGirl: Their expressions could be utterly aloof, unchanging and bereft of any emotion when they were chopping and dicing people. It was downright eerie.
* GirlishPigtails: They are long enough to touch the ground, and each strand is lethal RazorFloss.
* PrehensileHair
* RazorFloss: What their hair seems being made of. It can cut blocks of stone at lightning speed.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot
* RobotGirl
* RunningGag: Every time they show up, one of them is always killed in the next fashion: someone –usually Kouji- shoots one bullet or laser beam through her head before slicing her in two symmetrical halves. It even happened in a ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' manga.
* UncannyValleyGirl: In ''ShinMazingerZero'' they transferred to Kouji's high school to assassin him. Given that they were three friendly, gorgeous, tall, blonde triplet girls, even if they behaved in a strange fashion and looked a tad weird, all boys in class started to quickly slobber at them. Seemingly Kouji also bought their masquerade, but shortly after he suggested them dropping their act, revealing that he had suspected it all along.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yumiko Shiozai / [[spoiler:Kabuto]]]]
!!Yumiko Shiozai
!!!First Appearance: GosakuOta manga, "Fight, Dr. Hell"
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Yumiko was a Japanese exchange student attended a German college together with her boyfriend, [[spoiler:Juuzo Kabuto]]. In that time she met a student called Hell. Although most students shunned him on account of him being ugly, weird and creepy, she and her fiancee thought he was not a bad person, and they tried to be his friends. However they neglected to mention they were engaged.

Yumiko admired Hell and tried to be nice to him. Unbeknownst to her however, he was in love with her but he was too shy to confess. He got increasingly obsessed with her, and followed her everywhere as if he was her shadow. He even offered to review classes with her (not really. He muttered he would love to "review ''her'' ", and when he realized he had said that out loud, he came up with review classes). She did not seem to notice that he was a StalkerWithACrush, but it is possible she did eventually notice. If she did though, she chose to not confront Hell about it.

One night she and Juuzo were making out in the boarding house where she lived when Hell suddenly barged into the place. They explained they were engaged, but Hell said nothing. He just left.

The next time she saw him, Hell stormed into the campus with a handgun and attempted to murder her boyfriend.

Most likely that was the last time she saw him. No much is known about her life after that incident. Obviously she and Juuzo got married, she gave birth to [[spoiler:Kenzo Kabuto, Kouji and Shiro's father]] and apparently she was already deceased when the series began.

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!! Tropes:
* {{Backstory}}: The GosakuOta episodes is the only place where she shows up.
* DisposableWoman: Averted, surprisingly. She only shows up in a flashback and she is part of the reason a main character went evil, but she did not die.
* HairDecorations: Two little ribbons clasping each side of her hair.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: She did not think there was something wrong with Hell. To be fair, he had not jumped off the slippery slope yet, but he was already very troubled, he WAS a creepy stalker and already was beginning to look ObviouslyEvil
* LoveTriangle: With Hell and Juuzo.
* LuminescentBlush: Several times.
* ObliviousToLove: Arguably. She did not seem realizing Hell was infatuated wit her, but in some scene her expression suggested he was too close to her liking.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: She prefered [[spoiler:Juuzo Kabuto]], who was too nice for his own good in the GosakuOta version.
* StalkerWithACrush: She had one: Dr. Hell. Disturbing and creepy? You can bet.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Juuzo, Hell and herself.
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