Characters: Tekkaman Blade
Here be the characters of Tekkaman Blade
Introduced in Tekkaman Blade
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D-Boy/Blade/Slade/Takaya Aiba/Nick Carter/Ness Carter/Tekkaman Blade/Teknoman Slade
The titular main character of the show. Takaya is the 2nd son of the Aiba family and was to become a Tekkaman, until his father saved him and had him launched to Earth, in turn becoming Tekkaman Blade, a being hell bent on Radam's destruction. He joined the Space Knights to defeat the Radam (getting the nickname D-Boy), succeeds, but there's a lot of sacrifices that he had to made. Eventually, however, he becomes more stable and assists his girlfriend Aki in training new generation of good Tekkamen.
- Agitated Item Stomping to the Radam parasite that had been attached to Shinya / Evil.
- Aloof Ally
- Amnesia Danger: Later in the series, as his memory begins degrading, he gets into more trouble.
- Amnesiac Lover: Later in the series, after he gains the Blastor transformation.
- Asleep for Days: After getting hit by Evil's Psy-Voltekka.
- Bad Ass: The fact that he doesn't break after everything that happened to him says something.
- Bad Dreams
- Being Good Sucks: If he continues fighting for Earth, he's going to have to kill most of the other members of his family.
- Belated Backstory: Because he simply Cannot Spit It Out.
- Break the Cutie : His current self is a pretty nice guy, despite his Jerk Ass tendency, but seriously, look at the flashback of his past life and see how much he changed.
- Byronic Hero
- Chick Magnet : Lets see, Aki and Milly are close to him, and the sequel adds Yumi. Not to mention Levin.
- Classical Antihero
- Determinator: Always gets up to fight again, even if it means escaping the hospital wrapped in bandages.
- Dramatic Space Drifting
- Deus Angst Machina : Hoo boy, his life really does suck.
- Determined Expression
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!
- Emotionally Tongue Tied: Quite often, though he gets better.
- Establishing Character Moment: Begins the show attacking the Radam, and barely slows down afterward.
- Faking Amnesia: Initially. Late in the series, he starts losing his memory for real.
- Everyone Can See It: How Aki / Star feels about him.
- Famed in Story: Becomes this in the sequel.
- Faking Amnesia: In the beginning not so much later, though
- Fate Worse Than Death: At the end of the series, he lost all his memory, can't move or even talk, and he could still go berserk. Thankfully It Got Better in the sequel.
- Fights Like a Normal
- Good Is Not Nice: Particularly in the beginning. Subverted later on. He has always been an outgoing Nice Guy, as implied during the start of the series.
- Graceful Loser: As shown in flashbacks, he was this to his twin brother.
- Happy Flashback
- Heartbroken Badass
- Heroic BSOD: Several times.
- Heroic Fatigue
- Hero with Bad Publicity
- Hidden Heart of Gold
- Hope Bringer
- How Much More Can He Take
- Hunter of His Own Kind
- Identity Amnesia
- Instant Sedation: Falls victim to this once.
- In the End, You Are on Your Own
- Invisible Subtle Difference: Between him and Shinya / Evil.
- It's All My Fault: Often, part of his Guilt Complex.
- I Will Fight Some More Forever: Whenever he gets beat down, you can bet he's coming right back for more.
- I Work Alone
- Jerkass Fašade
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Kill the Ones You Love: Winds up killing two brothers and a few close friends who became evil Tekkamen.
- Legendary in the Sequel
- Libation for the Dead: Gives one for O'Toole.
- Light Is Good
- Lightning Bruiser: Even before he got his Super Mode.
- Living Legend: Again, in the sequel.
- The Magnificent: Called the White Tekkaman in the sequel.
- Men Don't Cry: Mostly.
- Messianic Archetype: Let's see, Humanity's savior? check. Endured a sizable sacrifice? check. Fate he does not deserve? TRIPLE CHECK! He IS this trope.
- Naked First Impression
- Not Wearing Tights
- Nuclear Family: Well, he had one...
- Oblivious to Love: He's is oblivious to the fact that Aki loves him and the whole team cared for him. It takes Noal's lecturing for him to realize it.
- Parental Abandonment
- Pro-Human Transhuman
- Pull the I.V.: In his first untransformed appearance, he does just this.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge
- Shoulder Cannon: VOLTEKKA!!!
- Screaming Warrior: So much that his voice actor broke the microphone TWICE. The first time was when Blaster Mode debuted; the second one was the Blaster Voltekka at series' end.
Miyuki Aiba/Tekkaman Rapier/Shara Carter
Aki Kisaragi/Star Summers
Noal Vereuse/Ringo Richards
Miletta 'Milly' Le Rouge/Tina Corman
Heinrich von Freeman/Commander Jameson
Balzac Asimov / Balzac St. Jacques
Kouzu Aiba/Ulysses Carter
Patriarch of the Aiba family, he rescues his second-eldest son from the Radam, launching him in an escape pod to earth, before dying from the after-effects of a failed transformation.
- Badass Normal: He is a scholar who managed to become the head of an important space exploration mission, and his marksmanship skills are nothing to scoff at. Add to that the fact that on top of all of this, he managed to raise four children on his own after his wife died and you get a pretty impressive picture.
- Bold Explorer: Embarks together with his entire family on an ambitious voyage to explore space.
- Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: He received it as a birthday present from his three sons, and declared it to be his most valuable possession.
- Standard '50s Father: What we see of him, anyway.
- The Patriarch
Shinya Aiba/Cain Carter/Tekkaman Evil/Teknoman Saber
- Always Second Best: Or so he thinks; he and Takaya seemed about equal, from the scenes shown in flashbacks. In fact, Takaya mentions how he could never beat Shinya because his brother practiced every day and always kept himself in perfect shape. Shinya's inferiority complex stems from his fear that if his brother worked as hard as he did, he would win against him.
- Blood Knight
- Cry for the Devil
- Dark Is Evil
- Determinator: Since he was young, he was always completely focused on winning every competition against his brother. After his corruption by the Radam, he channels his determination into killing Blade.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: With Blade / Takaya
- Drunk on the Dark Side
- Driven by Envy
- Environmental Symbolism: When Takaya visits his family home, he enters the rooms of his younger siblings. Miyuki's room is intact while Shinya's room is completely overtaken by Radam plants, mirroring his corruption by the aliens.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Evil Twin: He's Takaya twin brother.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He expresses jealousy over Blade's relationship with Aki, and in their younger days he is shown to have been unhappy with the attention his more outgoing, popular brother received, as seen in the school race scene.
- Kingpin in His Gym
- Knight of Cerebus: While the plot is already dark, essentially his appearance is where the show gets real.
- Leave Him to Me: About Blade, because he is The Only One Allowed to Defeat You.
- Menacing Stroll
- Name of Cain
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Self explanatory.
- Not Afraid to Die
- Not Brainwashed: In the dub, his Dying Speech when the Venomoid Mind Control Parasite is revealed:
"I wish I could blame it all on that little thing, but the truth is, I made myself what I became. Frankly, I enjoyed being the Teknoman called Saber."
- Obviously Evil: He's Tekkaman Evil
- One-Man Army: Can wipe the floor with anything the humans throw at him. The only one who can face him for longer than five seconds is Tekkaman Blade.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over
- Rival Turned Evil: Since he was a young boy, Shinya was very competitive because he felt like the unfavorite child. He believed that every single member of his family liked his twin brother better because of his cheerful and upbeat personality, and even though he always beat Takaya in every competition, he always feared that if Takaya would really set his mind to it, he would win.
- Sadist: He enjoys killing and torturing his opponents.
- Sibling Rivalry: Like you wouldn't believe.
- The Dragon
- The Perfectionist: Takaya describes him as such, remembering that Shinya trained every day and kept himself in top condition and went all out in every competition.
- Tragic Monster: Every Radam Tekkaman counts, but he's the worst of this part.
- Twin Switch: Shinya impersonates his brother in order to infiltrate the Space Knights HQ. It works.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: A staple of all Radam controlled Tekkamen.
- The Unfavorite: He sees himself as this because his mistake led to his mother's death. Later, he feels that everybody else prefers his more cheerful twin over him, despite his hard work.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid
- Weapon Stomp: When fighting Miyuki.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy
- You Remind Me of X: He mentions how Aki looks like his dead mother on several occasions.
- You Should Have Died Instead: Thinks his father believes this.
Fritz von Braun/Tekkaman Dagger
- An Axe to Grind
- The Brute
- Cool Teacher: An expert in electronics with a passion for martial arts, he trained both twins and acted as a mentor for Shinya. At one point, Shinya mentions that he used to spend more time around him than with his own family.
- Go Out with a Smile
- Hypocrite: Calls Blade a coward while seemingly forgetting the numerous times he ran away from his fights with him.
- Stout Strength: Not fat, but stocky and very muscular.
- Undying Loyalty: Towards Shinya. He is perfectly willing to sacrifice himself in order to kill Blade just so Shinya wouldn't have to risk fighting him again.
- Villain Respect: As Blade's former martial arts teacher, he comments how impressed he is by his student's progress and strength - after Blade stabbed him using his hand.
- We Can Rule Together: Attempts to emotionally manipulate Blade into joining the Radam forces.
Feng Li/Tekkaman Sword
Kengo Aiba/Conrad Carter/Tekkaman Omega/Darkon
Introduced in Tekkaman Blade 2
Yumi Francois/Tekkaman Hiver
David Krugel/Tekkaman Sommer
Natasha Pablociva/Tekkaman Vesna
Dead End/Tekkaman Dead