Future Me Scares Me: Swears off piloting Getter Robo after the events of the Shin Getter Robo manga, where a testing accident with Shin Getter leads him to have several prophetic dreams of the nightmarish Getter Emperor, culminating in an incident where he temporarily passes through a time portal to come face-to-face with Emperor itself.
Freudian Trio: Id in all versions aside 70’s anime. Especially in New Getter
Genius Bruiser: The Armageddon version has him handy enough to customize a Getter 1 into the Black Getter.
Character Development: Grows significantly over the course of the series. In Getter Robo Go he even gets engaged.
Deadpan Snarker: on occasion, he tends to be the most prone of this among the three pilots. Such as this gem from Armageddon:
Ryoma: Hayato! what was that!?
Hayato:(calmly reloading gun) It had big claws and a long tail, so I'd say it was a monster.
For the Evulz: In original manga he starts a revolution in his school, takes control of one of it's buildings and plots to kill Japan's prime minister out of boredom. In New he leads terrorists to satisfy his sadistic thirst of killing.
Older and Wiser: In Armageddon, Shin vs Neo and manga continuity starting from Go.
Omniscient Morality License: Pulls it out few times to justify more amoral actions against the enemies. Suprisingly doesn’t use it in Go manga, when Go calls him on sacrificing people’s lives to find out how neutralize Rando’s nuclear devices.
Hayato: Don’t worry. I’ll ask them to forgive me when I see them in hell.
Not So Stoic: In original manga he starts panicking at the first encounter with dinosaurs, to the point of peeing himself and pass out after piloting Getter for the first time. In New, after helping defeats Oni in Getter for the first time he drops his stoic persona and tries to destroy Satome Research Lab, while grinning like maniac.
Slasher Smile: Oh so very often, but Go manga version really takes the cake, probably outclassing even New incarnation.
Tear Off Your Face: His introduction in the original manga, Hayato punishes a would-be deserter with this. A second guy just loses his eyes, ears, and nose.
Terrorists Without a Cause: In New he leads a terrorist cell. At one point of his henchmen calls him on the fact he don’t give a damn about their cause and uses them as his personal tool to kill people.
This is actually a Setting Update of the original manga, wherein he was the leader of one of 1970s Japan's notoriously violent campus radical groups.
Yakuza: In the 90s he became a gangster instead of a terrorist as the only terrorists making the news in Japan at the time were the Aum Shinrikyo cultists, which wouldn't suit his personality very well.
First Apperance:Getter Robo anime
Also Featured:Getter Robo manga, Shin Vs Neo, Armageddon
Voiced By: Toku Nishio (classic anime), Shinpachi Tsuji (Armageddon, Shin Vs Neo)
Young and idealistic judo fighter with a big heart, pilots Getter-3.
Took a Level in Badass: From plucky comic relief, to taking on the dinosaur empire solo in the original Getter Robo, to leading the Getter Crusaders in Ark.
Parental Substitute: In Armaggedon. After Michiru and Saotome's deaths and Ryoma's imprisonment, Musashi takes Genki in. Too bad he also dies soon afterwards, so Benkei (who's his old friend in this Alternate Universe) raises Genki... as Kei.
Fridge Brilliance: As mentioned above, Musashi is a Canon Immigrant from the Getter Robo anime, which was significantly lighter in tone than the ultraviolence-ridden, dark manga. Musashi's genre error is likely Ishikawa having fun with this fact.
Also, her backstory in Armaggedon. Take a cute little girl raised as a boy. Have her watch her beloved sister die in an horrible and witness the death of her dad (apparently at the hands of one of her Big Brother Mentors) few afterwards. Watch her become a Creepy Child. And then see her grow into a Hot-BloodedAction Girl.
Dropped a Bridge on Him: Invoked In the end he wants to die a warrior's death in a fight with Getter Robo, but is denied that chance by Demons, who shoots him in the back. Even Ryoma is pissed about it.
Back from the Dead: in the Shin Getter manga, time-travelling Insects from the Getter Emperor's time found the drifting hulk of the Hundred Demon Empire vessel and restored Burai to life, in hopes that he would destroy Getter and prevent the Getter Emperor from ever existing.
From Nobody to Nightmare: Burai was initially just a student coming along on an arctic exploration, who was sent into the crashed remains of an Alien ship specifically because he was expendable. The core of the ship was still active and modified him into the demonic creature we all know, and he used the repaired ship and the Arctic team to found the Hundred Demon Empire.
Time Travel: As confirmed in the Shin Getter Robo manga, the crashed ship that transformed Burai was part of a fleet fighting a losing battle against the Getter Emperor, something that was implied in the original chapter but not confirmed as the exact details had likely not been conceptualized.
Main villain of Getter Robo Go manga, a Mad Scientist with the dream of world's counqer. In order to do so he convinces world's goverments to found creation of scientific laboratory on the north pole, where different scientific teams could work together for a better future; he then proceded to turn all greatest sciencists he invinted there into his cybernetic slaves. The Japanesse team managed to escape, thanks to Hayato, who then, together with Doctor Tachibana, created secret organization to thwart his plans.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: Being The Man Behind the Man aside, they play second fiddle to Saotome most of the time in Armageddon...Then they begin hurling moons, planets, black holes and eventually an Invader Dimension at Earth and all in the final two episodes!
Villain Team-Up: In Super Robot Wars Z2: Saisei-Hen, the Anti-Spirals cooperate with the Invaders because the Invaders use Getter Rays incorrectly. Rather than simply inundating themselves in the Getter and allowing evolution to take its course, they forcibly "evolve" themselves. To the Anti-Spirals, the Invaders are not "evolving" so much as they are simply growing bigger and more primal. After all, Stinger and Cohen are the only examples of sapient Invaders after Saotome kicked the bucket. "Correct" evolution is meant to be a slow process that increases not power and size (like in the case of Invaders), but all the attributes of a living thing. The Invaders do not contribute to Spiral Nemesis because they have no souls and therefore their rapid evolution does not increase entropy as much as a Spiral's would. Anti-Spiral himself states that regardless of how much the Invaders evolve, they are mindless beasts and therefore can be easily dealt with at the moment of his choosing.
Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The consequences of said action were simply horrifying. Dr. Saotome believed that Michiru had been killed by the Getter guys, blamed them for Michiru's death, and then... yeah.
Made of Iron: In most continuities but in the first three episodes of Armageddon he just keeps seemingly dying but still lives. Unless Inagawa had him intentionally infected himself with Invaders, like Cohen and Stinger, and he was faking pain.
not that he doesn't have his moments in manga and New, but there he is on good guy's side.
he goes off the deep end in the Shin Getter Robo manga, where he spends several weeks exposing himself to high levels of Getter Rays while trying to excavate the metamorphosing remains of the Getter G.
Apollo(nius): "Ba'al... you really are beasts. You who cannot fathom the love and compassion of Man do not deserve to exist beneath the Sun. Ba'al, the Mechanical Angel Aquarion hereby refutes your existence! Behold! The power of mankind... and the power of life!"