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Guyvers

The Guyver is the product of a Uranus bio-adapted armor bonding and enhancing a human host. The armor itself adapts itself to the user so the power of the merged being depends on the host's potential. As humans were engineered to be bio-weapons, the bio-armor system increases there powers far beyond even the aliens that created them. Later, humans that had been merged with the armor were referred to as "Guyver" which in the Uranus' language means "beyond normal" or "Abnormal". This is because a Guyver is beyond the control of the Uranus' psychic domination.

Traits common to all guyvers include:

  • Flight: All guyvers posses a gravity orb on their wastes which allows them to fly among other things.
  • From a Single Cell: The Guyver's control metal can regenerate the host completely with there memories intact even from only the smallest scraps of tissue on the control metal.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: The Head Beam, a small laser fired from, you guessed it, the head.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: The Sonic Buster. A powerful sound cannon fired from the guyver's "mouth" that can disintegrate matter or cause foes to grip their ears in pain.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: ALL GUYVERS. A single guyver is equal to 1000 normal zoanoids and a squad of hyper-zoanoids.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: By definition, the guyvers are this, as a guyver is specifically what a human bonded with the alien bio-armor is called. Not only does the control metal on the armor free humans from the Uranus' psychic control but the first thing the first guyver did when the Uranus tried to give it orders was to blast one of their ships with the Mega Smasher. See Wave Motion Gun below.
  • Regeneration: The bio-armor provide massive regenerative capabilities up to and including From a Single Cell.
  • Sphere of Destruction: Whenever a guyver transforms, they are surrounded by a spacial distortion caused by the armor entering normal space from a sub dimension. Anything around the host while transforming will be detroyed.
  • Super Strength: all guyvers posses super strength which is further enhanced by the gravity orb on their wastes.
  • Wave Motion Gun: The Megasmasher! A massive particle cannon fire from the guyver's chest that can cut a swath of destruction for miles.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: There's a bullseye on the forehead of any guyver also know as the control medal. Since the control metal is vital, damaging it will cause a host's guyver form to go wonky and destroying it will cause the armor to eat the host alive.
  • Vibro Blade: High Frequency Swords on the elbows of the guyver can cut through almost anything.

Sho Fukamachi - Guyver I

  • Anti-Hero: Shades of Type-l at first. Later matures into either a Type 2 or straightforward hero depending on who you ask.
  • Bad Ass Normal: Out of all the other Guyvers he has had no combat training and at the moment has created the Exceed and beat Agito in combat along with Aptom, Khan, and sent Apollon running for the hills.
  • Big "NO!"
  • Good Thing You Can Heal
  • Fusion Dance: With Aptom. And yes, it is awesome.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Being the most sensitive of the Guyvers Sho came off as being weak...in recent chapters this seems to FINALLY be paying off.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: After killing Enzyme 2, his father. He grows out of this after Aptom's return.
  • Heroic Safe Mode: This is what kills Enzyme 2—-damage to Sho's brain knocks him out of commission and the Guyver Unit acts to protect itself. Tragically.
  • The Hero: In recent chapters he's become this.
  • Heroic Willpower: What allows him to hijack the Gigantic upgrade away from Agito Makishima.
  • Ordinary High-School Student
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Compared to Agito, Risker, and Valcuria he's extremely average, being a student while the other three have had combat training...it makes his acts of heroism and his level in bad ass all the more dramatic.
  • Took a Level in Badass just recently, during the Second Battle of Cloud Gate
    • Further proven where he's recently sliced off Agito's arm and leg!
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: With Mizuki.

Agito Makishima - Guyver III

Inspector Valkyria F. Lisker - Guyver II-F

  • Action Girl
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Flawed Prototype: Her control metal is just a prototype manufactured by Chronos based off of what they learned from Oswald Lisker (Guyver II). Since it's only a prototype and not a perfect copy there is a time limit to how long she can stay transformed, her guyver form is prone to power fluctuation, and her clothes are not replaced by the armor.
  • God Created Canon Foreigner: Valkyria was created by Yoshiki Takaya as a replacement for Oswald Lisker in the original one-shot Guyver OVA.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.
  • Hour of Power: Valkria's control metal is a prototype created by Chronos and not a perfect copy of a true guyver control metal. There is a limit to how long she can stay transformed.
  • The Nudifier (her experimental, imperfect Control Medallion destroys whatever she was wearing when she summoned her armor, inevitably leaving her naked on its dismissal)
  • Secretly Dying: Possibly. Even when she's not transformed, she is plagued by bouts of fatigue and dizziness as a result of becoming a Guyver; her powers may come with a fatal expiration date.

Inspector Oswald A. Lisker

  • Bad Boss: In the OVA he brutally killed off a dozen Zoanoids to test his power, in the 2005 anime he was more patient with his coworkers at least.
  • Killed Off for Real: People are quite sure the two Guyver IIs are different people.
  • Retcon: The original design of Guyver II was very similar to Sho's only the sonic busters and breathers were paired up. The OVA gave a much better design and Takaya re-drew art for book one.
  • Smug Snake: Kicked up to eleven in the first OVA.
  • The Rival: To Zerebuth in the 2005 anime.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": People argue over Risker or Lisker.
  • The Starscream: Had vibes in the 2005 anime.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Got some more character development in the 2005 anime at least.

Guyver 0

  • Gone Horribly Right: This is the origin of: ABORT! SWEETJESUSITHASAPARTICLECANNONFORATORSO!
  • Posthumous Character: He only appeared twice and it was in the far distant pass. Yet his brief rebellion is what caused the Creators to leave in the first place.
  • You Rebel Scum!: This to the Creators.

    Guyver Allies 

Tetsurou Segawa

Mizuki Segawa

Shizu Onuma - Zoalord Griselda

Masaki Murakami

Toshiaki Hayami - Biofreezer

Aptom

Natsuki Taga

Aso and Toki


    Chronos 

Zoanoids
Zoanoids are enhanced humans capable of transforming into a powerful and monstrous bio-weapons. The process of creating Zoanoids originated from extra-terrestrial visitors that manipulated Earth's biosphere for millennium until they created the perfect bio-weapon for their needs: humans. The first Zoanoids were created by the Uranus, approximately 110,000 years ago, as the final outcome of their bio-weapons development program.

  • All There in the Manual: Often in the data files the height, weight, and abilities of a Zoanoid that appeared for a page or two.
  • BFG: A Hyper Zoanoid in book 27 has a large beam cannon for a torso!
  • Boss In Mooks Clothing: Enyzme III is classified as Zoanoid or a 'Guyver Killer' yet they have regeneration and anti-Aptom virus.
  • Dual Wielding: Vamores have two shoulder cannons, some Zoanoids in book 14 had four to six!
  • Elite Mooks: Hyper Zoanoids.
  • Red Shirt Army: Each one.
  • Spikesof Villainy: Many.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Numerous Zoanoids and Hypers with various powers are quickly killed off. Sadly the ones that tried to stop Guyver IIF in book 26 didn't get data files!

Genzo Makashima

Hyper-Zoanoids
Hyper-Zoanoids are a recent innovation of Chronos and where not originally envision by the Uranus. Hyper-Zoanoids are enhanced zoanoids that are much stronger than standard zoanoids with unique abilities. Unlike standard zoanoids, they are much harder to create and the process for making them requires constant oversight as processing conditions are unique for every individual.

Hyper Zoanoid Team Five

  • The Brute: Darzerb, in terms of power, he's pretty professional when it comes to antagonizing the protagonists.

The Zoalords

Archanfel

The original zoalord that the Uranus created to command their zoanoid armies. Archanfel was completely loyal to the creators until the day they equipped a human with a bio-armor unit. Afterwards they fled the earth for fear that such a power would fall into arhcanfel's hands. In the present day, Archanfel is the founder of Chronos and the leader of the 12 holy commanders. For all of his power he has a hidden weakness that may spell the end for him soon.

  • The Ace: Considering he's a bishounen who looks to be 20, apparently immortal, the strongest person on the planet arguably, built up a secret organization, and rules over the world, he's a dark version and leads to..
    • Broken Ace: He may have a sympathetic back story that fleshes him out but he's pulled off quite a lot of stuff...also he's slowly dying.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Since the zoacrystals of the other 12 zoalords came from archanfel and the bio-energy used to empower the crystals was focused through his own form and crystal, many assume and even state that Archanfel can use all of the same abilities as the other zoalords.
  • Awesomeness Is a Force: The sheer magnitude of his charisma can stun the unwary.
  • Angelic Motifs: His name is only a letter away from Archangel....
  • Anti-Villain: He saved the world once, and has been slowly dying ever since then. Now he's out for revenge, and humanity will become his tool.
  • Big Bad: Creates Chronos and uses it to take over the world. In spite of that however he doesn't seem to pursue his goals out of a petty, selfish desire for power and authority which leads too...
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: What happened when he used all of his powers to destroy the asteroid the creators sent to destroy the earth. So..Kaboom but not quite so earth shattering.
  • Evil Overlord: Evil in the sense that he's taken over the world, caused lots of destruction and death all for his own ambitions. That said, he never does these things because he enjoys them or thinks humanity deserves it.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: There are many instances in the manga where Archanfel is depicted nude, particularly when it shows flashbacks to pre-history, although to be fair, they hadn't really invented pants yet.
  • Light Is Not Good
  • Parental Abandonment: Feel betrayed by the Uranus when they up and left him alone on earth after they created him to be their great general.
  • Pet the Dog: His back story in book 15 gives him some sympathy.
  • Pure Is Not Good
  • Rage Against the Heavens
  • Really 110,000 Years Old
  • Spell My Name with an "S"
  • Super Prototype: Archanfel is the first and only true zoalord. He was engineered specifically to be a zoalord. All of the other zoalords are just humans processed to mimic his biology and implanted with zoacrystals grown from samples harvested from his zoacrystal. It's even been stated that even if all 12 of the other zoalords combined their power, they's still stand no chance against Archanfel.
  • The Man Behind the Monsters
  • Time Abyss

Imakarum Mirabilis

Doctor Hamilcar Barcas

Sin Rubeo Amniculus

Waferdanos

Friedrich von Purgstall

Richard Guyot

Cablarl Khan

Luggnagg de Clumegnig

Edward Caerleon

Li Yentsui


     Others 

Apollyon

The Advents/The Creators/URANUS


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