Characters: Ergo Proxy

Vincent Law

Voiced by Koji Yusa (JP), Liam O Brien (EN)

  • Amnesiac God
  • Anti-Hero: He starts off as a weak-willed, low-status immigrant just trying to make good for himself.
  • Bad Ass: He doesn't realize it for a long while, but once he does the gloves come off.
    • Badass Creed: Are the last lines of the series, but damn - it's a badass way to close a series.
    Vincent: " I am Ergo Proxy - the agent of death."
  • Become a Real Boy: Like Pino in this respect and also why he hopefully will also survive on contact with sunlight.
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Berserker Tears: Vincent is prone to these while in proxy form. Usually while killing another proxy.
  • Broken Tears: Several times over the course of the series. Most noteable is when Vincent is lying on the ground weeping after Proxy One forces him to face the fact that he is a proxy.
  • The Chosen One: Hoody said that Vincent was this to the rest of the commune dwellers when they started to suspect him. Then it ended up sort of being true...
  • Determinator
  • Doom Magnet: Well, he is the agent of death.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Starts out this way, but they open after he becomes less meek.
  • Fanservice Pack: Over the course of the series, he gets better looking and even seems to grow several inches taller.
  • Horrifying Hero
  • The Kirk
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Initially, Ergo Proxy comes across as his Superpowered Evil Side and is a distinct entity from the meek Vincent.
  • Nice Guy
  • Papa Wolf: Do NOT mess with Pino. Seriously, don't.
  • Split-Personality Merge: Something like this at the end of the series as he finally has both Ergo Proxy's powers and Vincent's personality.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Several, even!

Re-L Meyer

Voiced by Rie Saito (JP), Karen Thompson (EN)

  • Action Girl
  • Anti-Hero: She's a bit cold emotionally and has a definite mean streak, but there's no question she's one of the good guys.
  • Badass Longcoat: Arguably subverted; despite her competence at her job, she's nowhere near as badass as she presents herself, a fact that becomes apparent after leaving Romdeau. This is bitterly lampshaded by Iggy after he contracts the Cogito virus, when he calls her out on acting like a badass government agent when she's really kind of a spoiled brat. Just how accurate this is is ambiguous, however; it could just be the rantings of a wounded friend taken for granted for too long. And despite all that, she still remains tough as nails throughout ensuing events.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Hell of a slow thaw, though.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Everyone else has normal skin tones, whereas Re-l is straight black and white.
  • Emotionless Girl
  • Good is Not Nice
  • Goth: She's something of a snarky, gloomy goth, dressing in all black and wearing lots of eyeshadow.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: She chafes at Romdeau, where much of the human population are so coddled and helpless that they're effectively automata.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Ms. Fanservice: Not as much as other female characters in anime, but is particularly prominent when Ergo Proxy has flashbacks of their first meeting in her bathroom.
    • Of course, given that the flashback is from his POV, it's combined with Male Gaze.
  • The Spock
  • Super OCD: It's been speculated that Re-l might have OCD, judging from the way she conducted an earlier investigation of Vincent's room (she lined up a cup on a stand in the mirror image of another) and the way that she behaved in episode 16. However, the former case could be the result of years of strict government training and the latter a result of Cabin Fever.
  • Tsundere or Sugar and Ice Personality
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Judging from some old videos from Daedalus, Re-l seemed to be pretty cheerful growing up. Then she just became... gloomy.
  • "Well Done, Granddaughter" Chick: In the end, Re-l just wants her grandfather's love and recognition.
  • When She Smiles: At the end of episode 16, upon seeing Re-l give a true smile, Vincent is seen blushing.


Voiced by Akiko Hajima (JP), Rachel Hirschfeld (EN)


Voiced by Kiyomitsu Mizuuchi (JP), Travis Willingham (EN)

Raul Creed

Voiced by Hikaru Hanada (JP), Patrick Seitz (EN)

Daedalus Yumeno

Voiced by Sanae Kobayashi (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)

Proxy One

Voiced by Hochu Otsuka (JP), Dameon Clarke (EN)