These are the characters from ''Anime/TheBigO''.

!! Roger Smith
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The top negotiator in Paradigm City and TheHero of the story. A Franchise/{{Batman}} [[{{Expy}} analogue]], he's committed to the well-being of the citizens of Paradigm, especially children and the elderly. He controls the Megadeus he calls Big O, though he's not sure why he has this power. In fact, he never seems to dwell much at all on his own youth, or how he came to possess so many amazing capabilities...

->Voiced by: MitsuruMiyamoto (JP), Creator/SteveBlum (EN)
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Tropes associated with Roger:

* AngstComa: In the first episode of the second season, Roger goes introspectively catatonic as he struggles to figure out [[spoiler:just who -- and ''[[TomatoInTheMirror what]]'' -- he is.]] MindScrew ensues.
* {{Badass}}: A small example would be how easily he carries [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Dorothy]]. Beck's lackey couldn't do it, and Dastun only managed to get her to get to prone position. Granted, he did say she "must weigh a ton". He can also break off iron shackles by simply pulling his limbs as long as he has enough leverage.
* BadassLongcoat: Roger sometimes dons a black overcoat or topcoat.
* CoolCar: the Griffon (Roger's answer to the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batmobile]].)
* CulturedBadass: He still looks stylish when kicking ass.
* DarkIsNotEvil: As a contrast to Rosewater's LightIsNotGood.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's based off of the FilmNoir traditions of heroes like [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon Sam Spade]].
* DoesntLikeGuns: He feels they're unbecoming of a gentleman.
* [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]]: He has a rule that everyone living in his home wear black but as for the "Memories" and "Conspiracy" and "Government Agent" parts....see MindScrew.
* {{Expy}}[=/=]CompositeCharacter: Of Bruce Wayne and Batman, depending on how much you view the two as the same or different characters.
* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Seriously played with by way of FridgeLogic. The flashback/hallucination etc showed it.
* GrapplingHookPistol: In his ''wristwatch''. In the final episode he even uses it as a garrote. He's also got one shaped like a small briefcase that makes instant wire bridges.
* HonorBeforeReason: The 'no guns' thing, keeping in with him being a Batman {{Expy}}. However, when he's piloting his Megadeus, then he has no problems with guns as he's been shown to be using its ranged weapons.
* InformedAbility: In the early episodes you have to wonder at this skill as a negotiator when he has to pull out his [[HumongousMecha ace in the hole]] so damned often. Not so glaring to be obtrusive, but DAMN. Paradigm must have some dumbass criminals. One website called him the worst negotiator since [[Film/TheNegotiator Kevin Spacey]].
* {{Invocation}}: A justified trope, given the Megadeuses' response to their masters' voice commands. The following could be anything Roger wanted (presumably; the backstory is complicated).
** "Big O! It's '''SHOWTIME'''!"
** "Big O! '''ACTION!'''"
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]{{Tsundere}}: His interactions with both Dorothy and Angel hint at subtle (and hilarious) BelligerentSexualTension.
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: If Gordon Rosewater's picture means anything, then ''he'' is the reason that everyone lost their memories.]]
* MultipleChoicePast: He can't be more than his late 20s or so, right? So he couldn't possibly have memories of before 40 years ago. No wait, before the Event he was a cop who decided to leave his job and become a vagrant possibly because a megadeus was unearthed, and he cannot be more than 40 years old. And then he became Big O's pilot, holding the rank of major, and they've known each other since before the Event. No, wait, he was a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot mass-produced megadeus pilot robot]]. Or none of this actually happened because there were no memories! Has actually caused him to have a HeroicBSOD or two, but overcoming this may be what allows him to [[spoiler:successfully negotiate with Angel in the GrandFinale.]] [[MindScrew Maybe.]]
** When major villain Gaiou tried to offer knowledge of Roger's past in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Saisei-Hen'', Roger respectfully refused:
--->'''Gaiou''': We meet again, Black Megadeus.\\
'''Dorothy''': You're familiar with Big-O?\\
'''Roger''': Looks like it was related to his lost memories.\\
'''Gaiou''': Would you like to know about it? Your past, that is.\\
'''Roger''': No, it's fine. [[NotSoDifferent You and I have both already abandoned our pasts]].\\
'''Roger''': But if you plan to shroud the future of this world in darkness, my Rules say that I'll stop you!\\
'''Gaiou''': That's good, Negotiator! This battle has nothing to do with the past! The present just belongs to you and me!"
* NotAMorningPerson: Shown to wake up at 1 PM in one episode.
* PrivateEyeMonologue: In the early episodes he would mull things over to himself.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Negotiating must be QUITE a gig to keep his digs looking so fine.
* SharpDressedMan: He wears black because it looks so damned good on him.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How he deals with [[spoiler:Angel's rampage]] in the final episode. Negotiator indeed.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: All three points in a film noir gentleman style.
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[ZigzaggingTrope Zigzagged.]] [[spoiler: At the end of the series, it's still not clear if he's one of the Tomatos, the tomato grower, or both.]]
* UnusualEyebrows: They're like...windshield wipers, or something.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: He PAYS for them, using hired labour.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Inverted and Enforced version. WordOfGod stated that they didn't want a KidHero so they made Roger into a young man. The point was for the target demographic to look up to him instead of identify with him.

!! R. Dorothy Wayneright
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This young lady happens to be an android, who ends up as Roger's live-in maid after negotiations to rescue her from kidnappers results in the death of her creators. Built from a pre-Event design, her sophistication rivals that of the other androids seen around the city, and she carries the distinction of being the only one capable of passing for a human under casual inspection. [[spoiler: Until the final episodes reveal at least one other character was an android all along as well.]]

->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoYajima (JP), Creator/LiaSargent (EN)
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Tropes associated with Dorothy:

* ActionGirl: She has to be if she's going along with Roger.
* AnimationBump: She's often given especially fluid animation, but this just serves to point out her [[UncannyValley robotically smooth movements.]] It also doesn't help much that audible whirring sounds can be heard during these sequences...
* BadassInDistress: Kidnapped multiple times (per standard MacGuffinGirl procedure), but suffers ''no'' BadassDecay from it.
* BattleCouple: Unofficially on the couple part but she has joined Roger in battle with Big O at times, even becoming a regular copilot in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ''.
* CatchPhrase: "You're a louse, Roger Smith."
* CreepyMonotone: More monotone than creepy. See DeadpanSnarker.
* CuteBruiser: She [[ThereWasADoor needs no key]] and opens walls when doors will not suffice. She has a mean punch, too.
* DeadpanSnarker: With emphasis on the deadpan: "You're a louse, Roger Smith."
* DeceptivelyHumanRobot: Her movements are too precise, she whirrs occasionally, and she has next to no intonation when she talks. All little things that remind you there's metal under the cute.
** Though after a couple of episodes it's evident that she can invoke or avert this trope ''intentionally'', i.e. either appear and behave very human, or very inhuman. And she often does the latter to simply tick off Roger.
* DreadfulMusician: She'd probably be pretty good were it not for her stubborn insistence on playing every last note perfectly, which prevents her from playing with feeling.
* EmotionlessGirl: She has the flat voice and expressionless face down pat but the ''words'' she says...
* KindheartedCatLover: The focus of an early episode revolves around her attachment to a kitten she rescues.
* LoopholeAbuse: Roger says "wear black" so she wears ''very very dark'' red.
* MacGuffinGirl: Being the most advanced android ever made tends to prompt a number of kidnapping attempts. [[spoiler:When you're able to interface with Big type megadei, this should be a given]].
* {{Meido}}: Justified - Roger's house rules demand she dress in black. She thinks it's tacky at the best of times. She's worn a full meido outfit in some episodes, complete with brooms and other cleaning utensils.
%%* PickYourHumanHalf
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Teenage girl, short hair, mysterious past, emotionless; all she's missing is the blue hair.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Lampshaded by Roger several times. Every other robot in this show doesn't look nearly as human as she does.
* RobotGirl: She's ''much'' heavier than her looks imply. Roger can still pick her up.
* RunningGag: Has a tendency to get picked up by giant industrial magnets. The first time it happens, the situation was serious. The second time, Roger forgot about her. The final time was during Beck's [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funniest episode...]]
* SarcasticDevotee: She'll happily help Roger when working on a case. Just don't expect her to give him an easy time with it.
%%* SciFiBobHaircut
* ShipTease: She and Roger have BelligerentSexualTension up the yin-yang.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: A natural extension of the two aforementioned tropes.
* TheStoic: Her body was made for a wide expression of emotion.
%%** NotSoStoic:
* TinMan: She's not particularly expressive, but there's definitely something going on underneath the non-emotive surface. She goes out of her way to claim she wasn't programmed with emotions, which makes you wonder what she's hiding.
* UncannyValleyGirl: Besides [[EmotionlessGirl all the]] [[CreepyMonotone above tropes]], some of her movements are...unsettling. See AnimationBump.
%%* WhenSheSmiles
* YoungerThanSheLooks: She's a freshly manufactured robot, barely a couple of years old. She looks at least sixteen. Everyone even seems to count her age starting from when the original Dorothy was born.

!! Norman Burg
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Norman is Roger's butler. Though he's a faithful domestic servant in his daily routine, he's also a skilled and fearless fighter, and has been maintaining the Big O since the Event forty years ago. Apparently when the Big O accepted Roger as a worthy master, Norman did the same.

->Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (JP), Alan Oppenheimer (EN)
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Tropes associated with Norman:

* BadassBiker: When he goes to pick up his master, he does so in a bike that has a rocket launcher attached.
%%* BadassMustache
* BaldOfAwesome ''balding'' at least and all it means is that he's been badass for a long time.
* BattleButler: Fixes up your [[HumongousMecha robot]], neutralizes physical threats, and prepares your breakfast, lunch, and dinner ready on time and grilled to perfection.
* CoolOldGuy: As said in Expy, he's basically Alfred Pennyworth with additional badass injected.
* {{Expy}}: Just as Roger Smith is Franchise/{{Batman}}, Norman is Alfred Pennyworth with additional badass injected. Amusingly, his voice actor in Season 2, Alan Oppenheimer, went on to voice the actual Alfred in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies''.
* EyepatchOfPower: One has to wonder; did he get it before Roger's service or during?
* GadgeteerGenius: He maintains the Big O on a regular basis with some occasional help.
* GentlemanSnarker: He gets his jabs in but is always poite about it.
* TheMatchmaker[=/=]ShipperOnDeck: He strongly encourages ways for Dorothy and Roger to get together

!! Major (and later Colonel) Dan Dastun
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The Head of Paradigm City's Military Police, and formerly Roger's commanding officer. Technically his allegiance lies with the Paradigm Corporation, but his true loyalties are to the genuine welfare of the city and its people. Unlike Roger, he's (mostly) willing to put up with Paradigm's corporate string-pulling in order to keep serving the public trust.

->Voiced by: Creator/TesshoGenda (JP), Peter Lurie (EN)
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Tropes associated with Dastun:

* BadassNormal: Somehow manages to survive all encounters with Megadei.
* {{Commissioner Gordon}}: mixes elements of this with Vitriolic Best Buds in his relationship with Batman Expy Roger Smith. He's a poilice chief that doesn't like working with "the pilot of Big O" but recognizes that the man is better equipped to handle giant robots than himself.
* DaChief: The Head of Paradigm City's Military Police and has the temper to match the trope.
* AFatherToHisMen: His pride in the Military Police causes him to be extremely loyal to his men.
* FriendOnTheForce: Something of this combined with a little bit of [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bullock]].
* DayInTheLimelight: Act 10.
* {{Expy}}: Of Commissioner Gordon. A ReasonableAuthorityFigure that works with the local superhero. They even share mustaches.
** Physically for [[CowboyBebop Jet Black]] as well.
* [[spoiler:GenerationXerox]]: Eerily played with. Those kids were so cute, too.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: GoodIsNotNice scars.
%%* HopelessSuitor
* KnightInSourArmor: Despite being hampered by an uncaring bureaucracy and threats that are too powerful for him to even ''scratch'', Dastun charges into the fight time and time again.
* RedshirtArmy: What he basically commands since police officers and even tanks can't match up against the Megadeus. Act 10 shows us how much this would start to really affect a guy.
* TurnInYourBadge: Serves as a springboard for a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. [[spoiler: As soon as he's no longer working for Alexander, he turns against the guy and a good chunk of his men follow him.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Roger. They're old friends and former partners but their relationship can be rocky.

!! Angel [[spoiler:Rosewater]]

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This lovely blonde has at least one hidden agenda, with very vague loyalties on top of that. She has a nose for trouble, which usually means she's always one step ahead of Roger. Oddly appropriate to her name, she has a pair of scars on her back -- at about the place an angel's wings are usually shown sprouting from (seen in Act 7).

->Voiced by: Creator/EmiShinohara (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)
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Tropes associated with Angel:

* {{ActionGirl}}/{{DarkActionGirl}}: Whether or not her agenda is sinister is ambigious but she can take care of herself either way (most prominently in season 2).
* [[spoiler:ApocalypseMaiden]]: One possible interpretation of her in the finale [[spoiler: given that she was the key to activating Big Venus and erasing everything.]]
* [[spoiler:ArtificialHuman]]: We seem to think that this may be the case given how [[spoiler:Gordon Rosewater calls her a Memory, as well as her bizarre WingPull]] in the finale.
* [[spoiler:BiggerBad]]: One possible interpretation of her in the finale is [[spoiler: that she is the "memories" everyone is searching for and that she has the power to reset everything again like what happened forty years ago.]]
* BlatantLies: "I'm just an ordinary woman."
* BrokenBird: Complete with scars on her back like a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic fallen angel]].
* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: Right off the bat Roger expects her to be a DoubleAgent for ''someone'' but he doesn't expect how many people and how many directions.
* {{Expy}}: Of Catwoman and [[Franchise/LupinIII Fujiko Mine]] as the lovely and manipulative love interest that has many loyalties.
* FakeMemories: [[spoiler: The childhood she remembers happened on a studio set.]]
* FauxActionGirl: In Season One where she is liable to panic. She's much more competent in Season Two.
* FemmeFatale
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBitch]]: Hinted, as she is shown to possibly be the person who controls the fate of Paradigm City and the memories within it, and given the powers Big Venus has.
* MsFanservice: She IS the most sexualized character in the series. Still very classy.
* MysticalWaif
* OneWingedAngel: Big Venus
* PinkMeansFeminine: Almost all her outfits heavily use pink.
* PrettyInMink: Wears a couple fur-trimmed outfits.
* SpyCatsuit
* StatuesqueStunner
* [[spoiler:TomatoInTheMirror]]
* {{Tsundere}}/JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Something of this.
* WildCard
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: In the finale [[spoiler:when she transforms into Big Venus]].

!! Alex Rosewater
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The man in charge of Paradigm City and the corporation that owns it, controlling them both with ruthless efficiency. He's willing to preserve the state at the cost of its people when necessary, has no qualms about dealing with people he knows can't be trusted, and genuinely believes that anything would be better if he was in control of it.

->Voiced by: Creator/UnshoIshizuka (JP), Michael Forest (EN)
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Tropes associated with Rosewater:

* AGodAmI: The last few episodes have him go absolutely whacko.
-->''This world has a NEW order now! It has a new GOD!''
* BigBad: [[MindScrew Possibly]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* CulturedBadass: He can be this at occasional intervals especially when he gets his own [[spoiler:Megadeus]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When he started up Big Fau, the scrolling text stops at "Ye Not" before the monitor shuts down. He thought it was just a malfunction. It ''wasn't''.
* {{Expy}} Although most of Roger's RoguesGallery is comprised of various [[ShoutOut Shout outs]] and [[{{Expy}} Expies]] for Franchise/{{Batman}} rogues, Rosewater is very much LexLuthor.
** He also bears some similarities to Roland Daggat, a corrupt industrialist from the Batman comics who saw significant use in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (and the show's primary inspiration).
* [[HeroicRROD Villainous RROD]]: Happens when Big Fau [[spoiler:tried to integrate itself into his body]].
* LightIsNotGood: As a contrast to Roger's DarkIsNotEvil clothing.
* ManInWhite: Always wears white, in contrast to Roger.
* [[spoiler:Theatre/OedipusRex]]: Vera brands him this after he [[spoiler:burns his father's fields and leaves him for dead]]
* PsychopathicManchild: See his VillainousBreakdown.
* SmugSnake: Zigzag. Playing with a toy Big Fau while boasting to Roger about how he can pull the strings controlling the entire city is kind of a dick move.
* [[spoiler:TomatoInTheMirror]]
* TheUbermensch/WellIntentionedExtremist: See his [[spoiler:plan for recreating the world using Big Fau. "I will reset this world with my own will and my own strength!"]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:After Big Fau rejects him as a Dominus]]

!! Schwartzwald
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Formerly Michael Seabach, reporter. His search for the truth of Paradigm City led him into its darkest secrets, where he witnessed... ''something''... and became [[GoMadFromTheRevelation unhinged]], to say the least. Upon his return, he begins a one-man crusade against the lies and complacency of Paradigm, and cares little for what he destroys along the way.

->Voiced by: Katsunosuke Hori (JP), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)
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Tropes associated with Schwartzwald:

* BallroomBlitz: He infiltrates a masquerade ball for very wealthy people and rigs their masks so that they catch on fire all at once. Roger is the only one present who refuses to wear the mask as he's savvy enough to figure something is amiss.
* BandagedFace
* CharClone
* ConspiracyTheorist: [[spoiler:He's also right!]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: While not advocating a totalitarian dictatorship to keep the populace in line, he '''REALLY''' hates the blind hedonistic tendencies of the Paradigm City's elite. He does everything in his power to fight back against this apathy, including handing out flammable masks at a cocktail party and [[spoiler:trashing the city with his own HumongousMecha]].
* EvilLaugh: He likes to do those.
* {{Expy}}: The bandages are evocative of Hush, but he wouldn't debut for another three years after this series' airing. Schwartzwald's really the [[XMeetsY Joker meets Char Aznable]]. His background as a formerly happily married, moral man, asymmetrical facial scarring, and subsequent mental breakdown also parallels Harvey Dent/Two-Face.
* {{Foil}}: To Roger Smith.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Happened before he was introduced.
* HauntedTechnology: One possible explanation of Big Duo's behaviour in season 2. A major contributor is [[spoiler:his "ghost" that appears as he [[BreakThemByTalking verbally breaks]] Alan for being (seen as) unworthy as the pilot of a Megadeus, whereupon his finishing statement Big Duo flashed the words "YE GUILTY," as if to agree with his assessment.]]
* LargeHam: None of the Big O's villains were particularly subtle, but his speech in episode 18 is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqwjuxr2fao deliciously bombastic.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: What he does to Alan during his BreakingSpeech towards him.
* MeaningfulName plus GratuitousGerman: His name means "Black Forest".
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: It takes some pretty strong principles to turn down [[FictionFiveHundred THAT]] level of severance pay. We only see the zeros. 12 of them and they don't end there. Shit, [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Roger]] was surprised...
* SixthRanger: Joins the Ruina in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny'' and [[AdaptationalVillainy goes full-blown nihilist]].
* SlasherSmile: Default expression.
* StrawNihilist: He's not so bleak as to declare all life meaningless, but the speech at the beginning of Act 17 ("Leviathan") certainly carries some darker notes of existentialism (See the link in LargeHam).
* [[spoiler:ThanatosGambit]]: [[spoiler:After his death midway through the second season]], he manages to aid Roger with his letters.
* ThatManIsDead: Michael Seabach is no more. Even Paradigm Corp. executives start thinking this way.
* {{Ubermensch}}: His speech in Leviathan sets him up as this and the elite of Paradigm City as the Last Man (see above DefectorFromDecadence).
* WellIntentionedExtremist


!! Alan Gabriel
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All we know about Alan is that he works for Rosewater (among possibly others), he's some kind of {{cyborg}} (which were previously unknown in Paradigm City) -- and that he's ''very'' dangerous.

->Voiced by: Creator/IsseiFutamata (JP), Creator/CrispinFreeman (EN)
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Tropes associated with Alan:

* AmbiguousRobots: Dorothy has to ask him straight out whether he's an android or a human. He claims to be the boogeyman.
* AxCrazy {{Badass}}
* BadassInANiceSuit
* CombatSadomasochist: He seemed to enjoy Roger beating on him far too much to be healthy
* DoubleAgent: For [[spoiler:the Union]]
* EnigmaticMinion: To Alex Rosewater. [[spoiler:At first.]].
* EvilIsNotAToy: "'''Ye Guilty'''".
* EvilLaugh
* {{Expy}}: Of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
* GigglingVillain:
-->Dorothy (Upon seeing his cyborg parts): What are you? man or machine?
-->Alan Gabriel: "I'm the BOOOOGIEMAN!" (titters hysterically)
* HollywoodCyborg
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]]: See EvilIsNotAToy.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Several leading up to his death. First when Big Duo stops responding, second when Schwartzwald ghost appears, third at "Ye Guilty" and finally when Big Duo eats him.]]
* PsychoForHire
* ThisIsADrill
* WildCard

!! Jason Beck
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This criminal has the distinction of being Roger Smith's first foe introduced in the series. Like any good criminal, he just wants to get rich at the expense of others... but unlike good criminals, he's equally concerned with looking as good as possible while doing it. ''Might'' be more than he seems, if the pre-Event memories he gets after being hit by lightning are any indication.

->Voiced by: HochuOtsuka (JP), Bob Buchholz (EN)
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Tropes associated with Beck:

* BeardOfEvil: Originally clean shaven, he grew it after he got locked up the first time as pictured above. He apparently likes it as he shaves it down to a goatee after he gets out.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: He even has a blond-colored suit. He contrasts directly to the clean-shaven, black-haired, black-clothed Roger.
* CulturedBadass: He fails at this. HilarityEnsues
* {{Expy}}: His obsession with one-upping his nemesis, [[SharpDressedMan style of dress]], and technical savvy makes him almost fit the role of The Riddler.
* {{Flanderization}}: While his first appearance shows a competent mob boss, he just keeps getting sillier and more incompetent the more the series progresses, until the penultimate during 'The Big Flop' which ''name drops'' his failure. Ironically, he seems to return to some resemblance to his former self toward the end after being stuck in prison.
* GeniusDitz: He's a total incompetent as a villain, but his skills at electronics and android neuroscience are second to none.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: He's such a screw-up, you'd almost feel sorry for him when he gets his ass handed to him. [[LaughablyEvil Almost.]]
* LaughablyEvil: Face it, the guy is so over-the-top he's out and out hilarious.
* MadnessMantra: In the manga: ''"Paradigm, paradise, paralyze..."''
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Tries to be one, anyway. He's better at the being fashionable part than the villainous part.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: His final chapter in the manga has him unearthing a "Gigadeus" that knocks Big O around like it was a toy. Roger only wins because Beck goes totally mad from greed after seeing the old world replayed for him in the underground.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: See FoeYay above.
* RecurringBoss
* StrangeBedfellows: He winds up siding with [[spoiler:Alex Rosewater to weasel out of his execution]]. Later, he even gives technical advice to [[spoiler:Dorothy]] explaining how about how [[spoiler:she can interface with the Big O to activate the HumongousMecha's [[WaveMotionGun Final Stage]]]]. He even appears as ''allied reinforcement'' in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ''!
* VillainDecay: An example done hilariously right: Roger and Dorothy find him a nuisance at best, but he never ceases to be entertaining for the audience. Earlier episodes shows him succeeding to a degree with his plans, but he just gets more and more incompetent and hilarious as the show goes on. He didn't even get a real ''fight scene'' in his final appearance battling Big O!

!!Gordon Rosewater
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Alex Rosewater's father, a kindly old man who has given up the cosmopolitan life to lead a simple life of farming.
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Tropes associated with Gordon Rosewater:

* AmnesiacDissonance: Some of his conversations have such a sinister overtone due to the fact that he is such a pleasant and kind old man who just '''happens''' to lackadaisically allude to big scary conspiracies which he '''might''' have accidentally set in motion.
* CallToAgriculture: He sure loves his tomatoes!
* CrypticConversation
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]: Subverted.

!!Vera Ronstadt
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A foreign woman who appears in the second season as a commander of the forces of the Union. Her French accent and claim to be from a country across the sea suggests there's civilizations in the world other than Paradigm City, but there's no memories to be had out there.

->Voiced by: Creator/SayuriYamauchi (JP), Carolyn Hennesy (EN)
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Tropes associated with Vera:

* AbusiveParents: If one accepts the interpretation that she actually [[spoiler:raised Angel as her daughter]].
* BetaTestBaddie: It's implied all of the Union are this to some extent.
* DoubleAgent: ALL of the Union are. She leads them. Do the math.
* IronLady
* LukeIAmYourFather: Poor [[spoiler:Angel.]]
* OjouRinglets
* WhipItGood

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