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


!!Roger Smith
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MitsuruMiyamoto (JP), Creator/SteveBlum (EN)

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...
* 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.
* BadassBookworm: Considering he's always [[SharpDressedMan dressed to the nines]], has the distinction of being Paradigm City's top negotiator, and that he and his Megadeus are their first line of defense against Alex Rosewater and the Union? Yeah, we'd say so.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Roger's typical attire. Not only the typical black formal wear with a tie MenInBlack typically wear but a few other varieties too.
* BadassLongcoat: Roger sometimes dons a black overcoat or topcoat.
* BerserkButton: Don't mess with Dorothy on his watch. Even his patience has limits.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's remarkably fit for a negotiator - enough that he's able to leap impressive heights and was able to lift R. Dorothy, despite [[MadeOfIron struggling with her weight.]] Whereas Dastun struggled just drag her a few feet.
* CompositeCharacter: He's equal parts Bruce Wayne combined with [[Franchise/JamesBond 007.]]
** Like Bruce, his cover identity is that of a wealthy socialite, but they're secretly crime fighters. Both also have close ties with a member of the Gotham/Paradigm City police departments, yet they have tentative love interests [[DatingCatwoman on the opposite side]] of the law.
** His similarities to James are more noticeable. Such as Roger being more of an undercover agent, [[InNameOnly than a negotiator]], complete with high-tech gadets, an armored car that's been outfitted with hidden weapons, and he routinely faces off against foreign agents (i.e. The Union). He'd be right at home working for [=MI6=].
* CoolCar: the Griffon (Roger's answer to the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batmobile]].)
* CulturedBadass: From swank suits, to owning a lavish condominium that comes complete with a BattleButler and a robo maid.
* DarkIsNotEvil: As a contrast to Rosewater's LightIsNotGood.
* DatingCatwoman: Played with during season 1, which implied a growing attraction between him and Angel, but it's ultimately {{subverted}} in the following season when he fails to respond when she comes onto him.
* 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. Not that he'll ignore their occasional necessity, since there are a pair of them in the headlights of his CoolCar.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Norman is the first who becomes aware of it [[ShipperOnDeck and actively supports the idea]]; believing Dorothy would be good for Roger. Angel eventually comes to realize it herself during season 2, when Roger doesn't respond to her love confession. So does Allen Gabriel, who throws it in her face several episodes later, when she holds him at gunpoint in an attempt to save Dorothy.
-->'''Gabriel: (snickering at Angel)''' "Don't you think it'd be better if I got rid of this robot he loves more than anyone?"
-->'''Angel:''' "More than... ''anyone''."
-->''(Angel's resolve crumbles and lowers her gun)''
* {{Expy}}: Of Bruce Wayne and James Bond.
* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Seriously played with by way of FridgeLogic. The flashback/hallucination etc. showed it.
* FullNameBasis: Everyone addresses him by his full name, except Norman who addresses him as, "Master Roger". What Dorothy calls him [[DeadpanSnarker depends on her mood]], but she'll often refer to him by his full name as well.
* 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, in keeping 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 as 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!'''"
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: If Gordon Rosewater's picture means anything, then ''he'' is the reason that everyone lost their memories.]]
* [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]]: It's one of the rules he establishes early on: everyone at his condominium wears black. No exceptions. The parts about conspiracies and Roger possibly being an agent, are covered in MultipleChoicePast.
* 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! This has 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.]]
* NotAMorningPerson:
** Shown to wake up at 1 PM in one episode.
** Also played with as several episodes have shown (and Roger outright stated) that he has no problem with getting up early if he's working. If he's ''not'' then he should be able to sleep in as much as he damn well likes.
* PrivateEyeMonologue: In the early episodes he would mull things over to himself.
* OlderThanHeLooks: Maybe. [[spoiler:He could be a "tomato", or one of the people behind the Event. It's hinted late in the series that he helped Gordon Rosewater start the Paradigm project but willfully erased his memories of doing so. If so, he'd be well over 60. However, this doesn't line up with memories from his childhood or the timeline of the series.]]
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Seemingly, but actually averted. Negotiating doesn't seem like a high-profile job, but his brand of "negotiation" often involves stopping groups from breaking out into inner city wars and at least once was implicated to pay quite well, with the briefcase of cash and all.
* {{Robosexual}}:
** First {{lampshaded}} and discussed between him and R. Dorothy at the end of episode 9:
-->'''Roger:''' "Earlier, you said you wanted to ask me something, but said it would be difficult to answer. I'm curious. What was it?"
-->'''R. Dorothy: (cryptic smile)''' "You really want to know?"
-->''(Roger nods)''
-->'''R. Dorothy:''' "Alright then: If you and I had met under different circumstances and I were human, would we have fallen in love?"
-->'''Roger: (stunned)''' "I... well that's..."
-->'''R. Dorothy:''' [[IWarnedYou "I told you it would be difficult."]]
** It's [[CallBack eventually revisited]] near the end of season 2, when he finally gives his answer after she's been [[spoiler: deactivated by Beck stealing her memory component]].
-->'''Roger:''' "You once asked: "Had you and I met under different circumstances, and you were human, would we have fallen in love?" At the time, I wasn't sure how to respond. The thought had never occurred to me. Now that I've had time to think about it, I'd like to answer that. Yes. I believe we would have. I'll understand if that's unsatisfactory, but it's the best that I can do."
* SharpDressedMan: He wears black because it looks so damned good on him. He's a negotiator.
* ShipSinking: Despite the implied [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] between him and Angel, she's stunned by the realization that Roger had feelings for Dorothy instead. Angel [[SanitySlippage doesn't take it well.]]
* ShipTease: The series heavily implies the attraction between him and R. Dorothy, from her questioning him about it at the end of episode 3, to the lyrics of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAg3qLkLPLU "And Forever"]]''. Near the climax of the final episode, Roger complains that Dorothy used her oxygen tank to resuscitate him instead of giving him mouth-to-mouth.
* 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.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: His interactions with Dorothy is sometimes laced with BelligerentSexualTension or aloofness.
* 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.
* WouldntHitAGirl: As a general rule. That said, he'll make an exception if he has to in order to defend himself.

!! R. Dorothy Wayneright
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkikoYajima (JP), Lia Sargent (EN)

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.]]
* ActionGirl: She has to combat capable 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, but suffers ''no'' BadassDecay from it.
* BattleCouple: Though she and Roger never officially hook up, she's joined him in the cockpit on more than one occasion; including during the final confrontation with [[spoiler: Big Venus]] at the end of [[GainaxEnding the series' finale.]]
* CasualDangerDialog: She and Norman rarely seem fazed by anything, even when they're under attack. One episode has them being pursued down the expressway by a gatling gun wielding mech and their only response was:
-->'''Norman:''' "Well, it certainly seems to be taken with you, Ms. Dorothy."
-->'''R. Dorothy:''' "It's after my memories, Norman."
* CatchPhrase: "You're a louse, Roger Smith." Eventually becomes "You're ''such'' a louse, Roger Smith."
* CuteBruiser: She [[ThereWasADoor needs no key]] and opens walls when doors will not suffice. She has a mean punch, too.
* DeadpanSnarker: Dorothy rarely speaks above monotone, so her wit is always delivered in the form of dry humor. Such as when Roger figured it was okay to use her to draw fire from Beck's henchmen, [[SuperToughness because she was a robot.]] After being shot at and nearly engulfed by an explosion, she shows up covered in singe marks and her hair frazzled, and tells Roger he's a louse.
* 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.
** 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 [[TheGadfly to simply tick off Roger]].
** There are a couple of androids in the population of Paradigm City - not many, but enough that people know what they are - and characters do remark that Dorothy is ''vastly'' more human-like in her appearance than any of them. The rest look blocky and mechanical: in dark lighting, at first glance, Dorothy might be mistaken for human.
** Dorothy's "evil twin sister" Red Destiny is ''drastically'' more emotive, both in her facial expressions and vocal intonations.
* DoAndroidsDream: Roger muses about this in regards to Dorothy for a while due to his early and quickly debunked assumption that she was emotionless, or that her "simulated" emotions wouldn't be convincing. [[spoiler:Being that she's a digital copy of the original Dorothy's mind,]] she doesn't appreciate it and gets back at him by playing the piano loudly while Roger's trying to sleep.
* DreadfulMusician: Played with. She's very technically skilled at copying the music of other composers...like a wind-up box. 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. She also tends to play loudly. She weaponizes this when Roger slights her in some way.
* EmotionlessGirl: She has the flat voice and expressionless face down pat but the ''words'' she says...
* TheGadfly: She has a tendency to do this from time to time.
* ImpliedLoveInterest:
** First alluded to when Dorothy directly asks Roger if he would've fallen in love with her had she been human. But he doesn't answer the question 'til just before the finale of season 2. [[spoiler: Roger admits he likely would have]].
** Further lampshaded by the lyrics of ''"And Forever"'', which plays during the end credits of each episode.
* KindheartedCatLover: The focus of an early episode revolves around her attachment to a kitten she rescues.
* LoopholeAbuse: Roger tells her she'll have to "wear black" if she's going to live with him. She feels he has bad tastes, so she gets out of it by wearing ''very very dark'' red instead.
* MacGuffinGirl: The reason Beck is after her is because [[spoiler: her memory component has data about the event that erased everyone's memories 40 years ago]]. Though later, he admits to Alex Rosewater that he doesn't know how he knows it. He just ''does''.
* MadeOfIron: She's ''a gynoid''. So she's built to last and resilient enough to withstand the force of a missile explosion from only a few yards away. When the smoke cleared, she walked away with only faint singe marks and frazzled hair. Also quite literally, her mechanical parts make her disproportionately heavy (she wasn't made out of lightweight plastics, etc.). On occasions when she loses consciousness, Roger and Dastun, both strong adults, have to struggle to drag her inert body just a few feet.
* {{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.
* NoisyRobots: To emphasize her being an android, she makes whirring noises whenever she moves.
* PickYourHumanHalf: She plays with this. One one hand, she's clearly the most human-looking out of the androids but everything else of her is pretty much robotic. At the same time, however, choice of words, penchant for playing the piano, and tendency to mess with Roger at times show that there is much to to her than just her general emotionlessness. Plus, it's suggested that her robotic nature isn't a shortcoming of her programming or construction, but the effect the death of her "Father" had on her, which would be a ''very'' human reaction.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Teenage girl, short hair, mysterious past, an android intended as a ReplacementGoldfish for her creator's deceased granddaughter, pale skin, emotionless, and as an added bonus, her first name starts with an R; 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: Made obvious from the start, since her introductory episode is all about how she's the robotic recreation of Dr. Wayneright's deceased granddaughter.
* 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: Sports one throughout the series. Partially justified that as a robot, it doesn't grow, and it fits the Sid Mead-style {{Zeerust}} aesthetic of the show.
* ShipTease: She and Roger have BelligerentSexualTension and [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] in equal amounts.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: A natural extension her robotic nature, dry personality and ship tease with Roger is contrasting coldness and subdued affection.
* TheStoic: Her body was not made for a wide expression of emotion.
* NotSoStoic: Usually comes off as nearly monotone and matter-of-fact, but her choice of words can be quite biting. She'll also rarely have a much more normal mode of speech with angered enough, bringing to question how much is an act.
* ThreeLawsCompliant: Being that she's a ShoutOut to Isaac Asimov, this is to be expected, although she follows this to varying levels. She's clearly First Law compliant, such as during a fight with Alan Gabriel, whose status as robot or human is unclear, when she initially fights back very little and appears to be losing. She asks him whether he's a human or a robot like her, and he answers jokingly, "I'm the boogeyman!" Apparently taking this as a literal statement that he's not human (and therefore violence against him would not violate the First Law), she finally starts fighting him (for reference, Alan is later revealed to be a cyborg). She also is presumably Third Law compliant as well, and she's generally quite loyal and helpful (if [[ServileSnarker sarcastic]]). But when she gets it in her head to do something like play loud piano to wake up her oversleeping employer, no amount of Second Law cajoling will stop her.
* 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.
* WhenSheSmiles: Though she claims she can't properly emote due to her robotic body and face, she has a very sweet smile that has on occasion defused Roger.
* 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
->'''Voiced by:''' Motomu Kiyokawa (JP), Alan Oppenheimer (EN)

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.
* BadassBiker: When he goes to pick up his master, he does so in a bike that has a rocket launcher attached.
* BadassMustache: Fit for an Alfred Expy with a missing eye.
* 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. On the rare occasion he finds himself in the line of fire, he's deadly with a Tommy gun and has used a rocket launcher against a Deus.
* {{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 polite about it.
* InksuitActor: Unintentionally, but he bears a strong resemblance to his English VA, who wore a similar mustache for a time as well.
* ShipperOnDeck: He strongly encourages ways for Dorothy and Roger to get together.

!! Major (and later Colonel) Dan Dastun
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TesshoGenda (JP), Creator/PeterLurie (EN)

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.
* BadassNormal: Somehow manages to survive all encounters with Megadei despite his lack of them himself or anything more advanced than a tank.
* {{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]] in that he's a policeman helping the local superhero.
%%* DayInTheLimelight: Act 10.
* {{Expy}}:
** Of Commissioner Gordon. A ReasonableAuthorityFigure that works with the local superhero. They even share mustaches.
** Physically for [[Anime/CowboyBebop Jet Black]] as well but no cyber arm.
* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler: Eerily played with. Those kids were so cute, too.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: GoodIsNotNice scars given his police service.
%%* HopelessSuitor
* HotbloodedSideburns: Just ''look'' at them.
* 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
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EmiShinohara (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

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).
* ActionGirl: Whether or not her agenda is [[DarkActionGirl sinister is ambigious]] but she can take care of herself either way (most prominently in season 2).
* ApocalypseMaiden: One possible interpretation of her in the finale [[spoiler: given that she was the key to activating Big Venus and erasing everything.]]
* ArtificialHuman: We seem to think that this may be the case given how [[spoiler:Gordon Rosewater calls her a Memory, as well as her WingPull]] in the finale.
* BlatantLies: In episode 11 ( season 2), she stops by Roger's flat in hopes of seeing him before she left to confront [[spoiler: Agent 12]], but meets Dorothy instead. Despite her conflicted feelings towards her, Angel tells Dorothy [[BadLiar she doesn't hate her]] then leaves. When Norman asks who had stopped by, Dorothy says no one, despite Angel's wet footprints being in plain view.
-->'''R. Dorothy:''' "I can lie too, Norman."
* BrokenBird: Complete with scars on her back like a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic fallen angel]].
-->'''Angel: (holding [[spoiler: Vera]] at gunpoint)''' "If there ''is'' such a place as Heaven, I don't deserve to be there. And neither do ''you'', Agent 12."
* 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 [[Franchise/LupinIII Fujiko Mine]], from her look, to her manipulative nature and ever changing loyalties.
** As a Batman parallel. She's one for Catwoman for the same reasons; even having her own catsuit.
* FakeMemories: [[spoiler: The childhood she remembers happened on a studio set.]]
* FauxActionGirl: In Season One where she is liable to panic despite being a secret agent. She's much more competent in Season Two.
* FemmeFatale: {{Downplayed}} and eventually {{subverted}}. Angel looks and acts the part, complete with a DarkAndTroubledPast, but is neither said to have any sorrdid history with anyone and her lone romantic prospect [[ShipSinking falls flat.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: 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.]]
* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* MysticalWaif: Almost nothing is known about her for most of the series except that she has a pair of scars on her back that she jokes are from her wings being taken. [[spoiler: She's actually the human form of Big Venus, sort of.]]
%%* PinkMeansFeminine: Almost all her outfits heavily use pink.
%%* PrettyInMink: Wears a couple fur-trimmed outfits.
* SanitySlippage: Angel slowly begins to lose her grip on reality as her past memories start to resurface during season 2. Because Roger was [[LivingEmotionalCrutch an emotional anchor]] for her, she tries confessing her feelings for him. His failure to reciprocate, along with the realization that he had feelings for a robot instead of her, causes her mental and emotional state to deteriorate from that point onwards.
* ShipTease: With Roger. One scene has them running on the beach barefoot together and laughing. Dorothy calmy disapproves.
* SpyCatsuit: She wears a pink one whenever she's undercover, first seen in episode 4 when she was trying to reach the underwater city in hopes of finding the memories hidden there.
%%* StatuesqueStunner
* SymbolicWings: The scars on her back influence her name.
* TomatoInTheMirror: She finally meets Gordon Rosewater near the end of season 2, who tells her she isn't human. When she asks what he means, he says she's [[spoiler: nothing more than a memory and that the scars on her back are proof]].
%%* {{Tsundere}}
%%* WildCard
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: In the finale [[spoiler:when she transforms into Big Venus and rewrites reality because she was broken mentally]].

!! Alex Rosewater
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka (JP), Michael Forest (EN)

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.
* BigBad: Downplayed. While Rosewater fills in his role as Roger's main "opponent" and the central antagonistic force on the show. Often times he slips into a BigBadWannabe as it's the mysteries that drive the show and form the conflict rather than his own actions as befitting a BigBad. At times there are moments where he's just after answers like Roger is.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He owns most of the major companies in Paradigm and uses the amnesia from 40 years ago to maintain control.
* CulturedBadass:
%%* {{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 ComicBook/LexLuthor.
** He also bears some similarities to Roland Daggett, a corrupt industrialist from the Batman comics who saw significant use in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (and the show's primary inspiration).
* AGodAmI: The last few episodes have him go absolutely whacko.
-->''This world has a NEW order now! It has a new GOD!''
* {{Hypocrite}}: Puts down Roger as a fake Dominus, even though he had to go to great lengths to force Big Fau to accept him as a pilot when it refused to do so normally.
* LightIsNotGood: As a contrast to Roger's DarkIsNotEvil clothing, he wears white suits.
* ManInWhite: Always wears white, in contrast to Roger.
* PsychopathicManchild: Has a tendency to throw tantrums and yell when things don't go his way. He also plays with toys while talking about business and feels like the world owes him more than he already has.
* SmugSnake: [[ZigzaggingTrope Zigzagged.]] 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. To elaborate: Alex Rosewater invites his archenemy Roger Smith over for dinner, which is being cooked by PsychoForHire Alan Gabriel, whom Roger despises. Alex plays with his toys while boasting about how he's going to rule the world. He and Alan share a laugh over Roger's distress when Roger's incapacitated by one of his flashbacks. Alex rubs dirt in the wound by mocking Roger's ignorance of his past, and hints that he knows the truth. And to top it off, Alex was already rejected by Big Fau for being unworthy one episode before! It takes a special kind of arrogance and petulance to insult the one man in the city who can literally squash him flat, but Alex Rosewater has it in spades.
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler: He is outraged to learn that he is one of the tomatos as well.]]
* TheUbermensch: 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
->'''Voiced by:''' Katsunosuke Hori (JP), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)

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.
* 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: His whole head is covered in bandages due to his injuries and is pointy to boot. It makes him mysterious and sinister.
* CharClone: Has the ideology and terrorist tendencies down to the letter. Has bandages instead of a mask, though.
* ConspiracyTheorist: [[spoiler:He's also right!]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: Not literally, as he was a reporter for the Paradigm Corporation - but after his transformation he '''REALLY''' hates the blind, hedonistic tendencies of the Paradigm City's elite. He will do everything in his power to fight back against this apathy, including handing out flammable masks at a cocktail party, blanketing the city with tracts of his philosophy, and [[spoiler:trashing the city itself with his own HumongousMecha]].
* EvilLaugh: He does enjoy a good cackle now and then.
* {{Expy}}:
** The bandages are evocative of Hush, but he wouldn't debut for another three years after this series' airing. Schwartzwald's really the [[JustForFun/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.
** His use of a motif that is traditionally a horror staple as well as his belief that fear plays a big part in the "Truth" makes him one for Scarecrow as well. Though he has an obsession with truth instead of fear he evidently believes that fear has a big part in it.
* {{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 [[https://youtu.be/qVc_K8Syy2Q?t=1m53s deliciously bombastic.]]
%%* KickTheSonOfABitch: What he does to Alan during his BreakingSpeech towards him.
* MeaningfulName plus GratuitousGerman: His name literally translates to "Black Forest", although the figurative meaning refers to an area shrouded in darkness.
* 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...
* SlasherSmile: The only parts of his face we get to see are his eyes and a rictus grin
* StrawNihilist: He's not so bleak as to declare all life meaningless, but the speech at the beginning of Act 17 ("Leviathan") has him accusing those without curiosity towards their past of living meaningless lives (See the link in LargeHam).
* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler:After his death midway through the second season]], he manages to aid Roger with his letters.
* ThatManIsDead: Michael Seabach is gone from the world. 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
->'''Voiced by:'''Issei Futamata (JP), Creator/CrispinFreeman (EN)

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.
* AmbiguousRobots: Dorothy has to ask him straight out whether he's an android or a human. He claims to be the boogeyman.
%%* AxCrazy
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* CombatSadomasochist: He seemed to enjoy Roger beating on him far too much to be healthy.
* DoubleAgent: Despite working for Alex Rosewater he's spying on him for [[spoiler:the Union]]
%%* EnigmaticMinion: To Alex Rosewater. [[spoiler:At first.]].
* EvilIsNotAToy: "'''Ye Guilty'''". [[spoiler: Cue being eaten by wires.]]
%%* EvilLaugh
* {{Expy}}: Of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. The giggling, the sadism, the strange behavior; it's all Joker.
* GigglingVillain:
-->'''Dorothy''' (Upon seeing his cyborg parts): What are you? man or machine?
-->'''Alan Gabriel''': "I'm the BOOOOGIEMAN!" (titters hysterically)
** Turns out, that's the wrong thing to say to a ThreeLawsCompliant RobotGirl...
%%* HollywoodCyborg
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Trying to force Big Duo to kill Roger leads to Big Duo eating him instead.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Several leading up to his death. First when Big Duo stops responding, second when Schwartzwald's ghost appears, third at "Ye Guilty" and finally when Big Duo eats him.]]
%%* PsychoForHire
%%* ThisIsADrill
%%* WildCard

!! Jason Beck
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HochuOtsuka (JP), Creator/RobertBuchholz (EN)

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.
* BeardOfEvil: Originally clean shaven, he grew it after he got locked up the first time as pictured above. He likes it as he shaves it down to a goatee after he gets out.
* EnemyMine: 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 [[spoiler:she can interface with the Big O to activate the HumongousMecha's [[WaveMotionGun Final Stage]]]].
* {{Expy}}: His status of being a genius with electronics and yet still constantly being beaten by Smith due to his general incompetence could draw comparisons with The Riddler. His wacky and pompous behaviour just takes it further.
* {{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 of 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.]]
* ItsPersonal: Beck was humiliated by Roger defeating him at the start of the series, and spends the remainder of both seasons trying to get even with him. He should've found a different line of work.
* LargeHam: only by having Hōchū Ōtsuka as his voice actor he'd already counts as this, but he only get's more over the top as the series progresses.
* LaughablyEvil: It's hard to take Beck seriously as a villain with that ridiculous pompadour and his wacky behavior. Roger and Dorothy regard him as a nuisance at best, with Dorothy referring to him as 'a buffoon in a strange suit'[[note]]said during the final episode, after Dorothy has revived without her memory component. When Roger asks how she knew where to find him, she replies she was told by a buffoon in a strange suit'[[/note]].
* 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:
* PastLifeMemories: During season 2, it's revealed that Beck has somehow retained a fragment of his memories from the time prior to the event 40 years ago. He tells Alex Rosewater that he isn't sure how he knows it, and says he just ''does''. Which is how he knew Dorothy's [[spoiler: memory component contained data about it]].
%%* RecurringBoss
* StarterVillain: He's the first major criminal Roger has to deal with, and even has his own Megadeus. But as the series progressed, it became clear that Beck was a small time hood [[BigBadWannabe with big aspirations.]]
* UnknownRival: WordOfGod suggests this is why Beck becomes increasingly unhinged through the show. With each encounter, Beck sees himself more and more as the only fitting adversary for Roger Smith and the Big O, while Roger regards Beck as just another criminal, albeit with a habit of getting farther in over his head every time. Considering he's up against the likes of Schwartzwald and Rosewater, it's no wonder Beck ultimately can't compete.
* 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
Alex Rosewater's father, a kindly old man who has given up the cosmopolitan life to lead a simple life of farming.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: {{CloudCuckoolander}}? The ManBehindTheMan? A GreaterScopeVillain? If he is behind some of the strange ongoings of the series it's left ambiguous as to whether he did so intentionally or accidentally.
* 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
%%* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Subverted.]]

!!Vera Ronstadt
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SayuriYamauchi (JP), Carolyn Hennesy (EN)

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.
* AbusiveParents: Provided she was telling the truth about being the one who [[spoiler: raised Angel]]. The brief snippets we're allowed to see of her childhood implies that she is. And the scars on her back her scorn towards Vera imply she wasn't always a kind 'mother'.
* BetaTestBaddie: It's implied all of the Union are Tomatos to some extent.
* DoubleAgent: ALL of the Union are these. She leads them. Do the math.
* IronLady: She's the Union's leader, which makes her [[spoiler: Angel]]'s and Allen Gabriel's direct superior and she doesn't tolerate failure or insubordination. When [[spoiler: Angel]] stops reporting her progress on recovering the memories in Paradigm City, Vera takes it upon herself to find out why.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Poor [[spoiler: Angel.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In series, she's only referred to as "Agent 12".
%%* OjouRinglets
%%* WhipItGood