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Adrian Seidelman

Cybersix is an artificial human created by Von Reichter who stalks the cities at night primarily to fight his evil creations and steal their sustenance for her own survival. Along the way though she ends up becoming something of a superhero as she often winds up protecting civilians from them too. During the daytime she is disguised as Adrien Seidelman, a teacher of literature.

  • Afraid of Doctors: In a sense. She has extreme aversion to going to a hospital even when hurt. Justified in that she probably does not want to risk the chance of someone finding out that she's physically female while living as a man, or worse, that she's an artificially created human with super abilities.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Depending on the Artist: Many of her illustrations seem to give her a somewhat dark complexion, but in the graphic novel, which is black and white, she's Caucasian.
  • Artificial Human: One of many engineered by Von Reichter.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Even as a child, she sported her distinctive short haircut with prominent bangs. It certainly helps to make her civilian disguise as a male teacher easier to achieve.
  • Clark Kenting: Combined with Sweet Polly Oliver, that's pretty much her whole disguise. However she takes it further by wearing makeup in her Cybersix persona and taking it off in her Adrian persona. In addition to donning glasses and wearing a different hair style as Adrian, she seems to wear her civilian clothes a size larger for the sake of hiding any noticeable features.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: In the original comics it's explained that the reason she started living as a man in the first place was because while she was on the run, she came across the remains of a car wreck and by strange coincidence, closely resembled a young man who had died in the accident. She took the opportunity and assumed his identity henceforth, gaining an education and becoming the teacher we now know.
  • Dub Name Change: In the Latin America dub, her name was changed to René, making it sound more feminine, but still ambiguous. It doesn't help that her voice actress has always been female.
  • Distinguishing Mark: Has "Cyber 6" tattooed on the inside of both of her arms which easily identifies her to her enemies, and thus she's never seen publicly wearing sleeves shorter than mid-forearm in either of her identities.
  • Friend to All Children: She gets along well with kids, mainly because they remind her of her childhood with Cyber-29. When Adrian gets pick pocketed by Julian, rather than get mad, he actually offers him money, much to Lucas' surprise. Cybersix, on the other hand, is very protective of kids, and, along with saving Julian, she helps Yashimoto save Ikiko. The only time this trope doesn't apply is with Jose, for obvious reasons.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Both Adrian and Cybersix show examples that they care for animals. On Adrian's side, he greets a bluebird twice. Whilst on Cybersix's side, she gets along great with Data-7.
  • Glass Cannon: She can jump very high and her attacks pack a punch, but a solid punch from a Fixed Idea can take a lot out of her.
  • Happily Adopted: In the original comics its shown that after she successfully escaped from Von Reichter, she lived for several years with a slave who escaped alongside her and she loved the man enough to call him her "father".
  • In a Single Bound: She has an extremely long and high jump stride, and her preferred method of getting around is Roofhopping
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Variation. When she's low on sustenance, parts of her body but especially her arms start randomly spasming and/or short-circuiting painfully.
  • I Work Alone: Downplayed; While she's not averse to teamwork, especially on the fly, she distinctly dislikes getting people involved in her affairs if she can help it. On several occasions she tells Data-7 to prevent Lucas or Julian from helping her (which typically winds up unsuccessful in the long run).
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Her Artificial Human status granted her Super Strength, despite being a relatively lanky person. She's shown to be physically stronger than her friend and love interest Lucas who by comparison has a much bulkier, muscular frame.
  • Skin Tone Sclerae: A carry over from the original comic style.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: An inverted example where Cybersix's original female identity serves as the "moonlighting superhero", while the disguised identity as a male teacher is who lives as the everyday civilian.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Constantly questions and displays doubts about her humanity, at times expressing the belief she's a monster while at others trying to convince herself that she's Not So Different from anyone else.
  • You Are Number 6: Literally was the 6th individual in Von Reichter's Cyber series of artificial human's. "Cyber 6" is tattooed on the inside of both her forearms.

Tropes regarding Cybersix

  • Action Girl: Being the protagonist, after all.
  • Accidental Hero: Inverted. Though she does value life and defends people from Von Reichter's monsters, she mainly fights in order to gain sustenance from said monsters. It's mostly just coincidental that she ends up foiling Jose's and Reichter's plans of crime and world domination.
  • Adaptational Modesty: In the comics she had nude scenes in practically every chapter. For obvious reasons, that doesn't happen in the animated series. For example, in the episode "Lori is missing", Lori sees Cybersix wearing her superhero outfit inside Adrian's apartment. A very similar scene happens in the comics...Except Cybersix is completely naked.
  • Beneath the Mask: Adrian is the public mask and Cybersix is the real identity.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She's this around Julian, seeing him as another little brother. She's also strict in regards to his tagging along with her, as she doesn't want him to get hurt.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Due to being an older model from Von Reichter's past, she has to largely rely on tricks and strategy to beat her enemies.
  • Creepy Good: While she's certainly sinister looking, she's a benevolent figure.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She is dressed in all black and red, but she's soft spoken and kind. Only having an attitude whenever she's in a fight.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Part of her nighttime ensemble.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: In contrast to the baggy clothes she always wears as Adrian, Cybersix leaps through the night in a skin-tight black suit.
  • Fragile Speedster: She's very fast, but not as durable as the majority of Von Reichter's creations. To beat them, she needs to resort to tricks to win.
  • Made of Iron: That said, she's still far more durable than the average human and she's frequently seen getting up easily from ridiculously high falls or being smashed into concrete.
  • Mama Bear: Even though as Adrian he can't stand Lori, when Jose kidnaps her, Cybersix set his drill tank on fire with him in it.
  • My Greatest Failure: She has recurring nightmares regarding the death of Cyber-29. This ends when she reunites with him in his current form Data-7.
  • Nice Hat: Her nighttime costume has a very cool looking hat.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her prominent fringe of hair often covers one side of her face.
  • Roofhopping: Cybersix invariably does this when she traverses the city on her nightly excursions
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The title spells it Cybersix, but Cyber 6 is what is actually tattooed onto her forearms.

Tropes Regarding Adrian Seidelman

  • Badass Bookworm: What else would you get from someone who is a literature teacher by day and a vigilante superheroine by night?
  • Cultured Badass: A badass who also has a propensity for randomly quoting classic literature.
  • Gender-Blender Name: While "Adrian Seidelman" is solidly a male identity, it's perhaps fitting that "Adrian" is a unisex given name.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lucas. Or about as heterosexual as can be expected, given that Lucas is Cybersix's love interest and Cybersix is him.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Somewhat, though he doesn't truly want to be. Adrian desires companionship, but his artificial origins, false identity, and the fact dangerous people are constantly after him makes him understandably reluctant to get too close to anyone. While Adrian was quickly receptive to Lucas's offer of friendship when they met, Adrian was also initially awkward and somewhat standoffish, and later was shown trying to convince himself he "[didn't] need a friend". Even after solidly becoming friends though, Adrian continues to have a habit of withdrawing and walking off on his own without any proper explanation if he feels Lucas's interactions are getting too personal.
  • Nerd: Looks the stereotype, having a mussed up slicked back hairstyle, and wearing enormous glasses, suspenders, sweater vests, and of course, having a passion for literature.
  • Nice Guy: When not teaching, he pretty much is this all over. One big example is that he forgives Julian for stealing his wallet and even tries to give him some money to get by.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Flip-flops between both in different ways with Lucas. On one hand, Adrian is a slightly scrawny looking literature professor who tends to wax poetic and is sympathetic to those who have been dealt a bad hand in life, especially children. On the other, Adrian is also an uptight, somewhat withdrawn teacher who doesn't have a lot of patience or interest in frivolous behaviors and activities.
  • Stern Teacher: While he's a Nice Guy, he doesn't take kindly to those that don't take his class seriously, especially Lori who has other things on her mind.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Crosses this over with Nerd Glasses. Adrian wears a distinctive pair of large, round-lensed glasses and while he's not entirely stoic, he's a fairly straight-laced yet passionate literature teacher.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Usually Adrian's voice is low and boyish, but occasionally, particularly when alone or when Data-7 is the only company, Adrian's voice pitches back up to its naturally higher tone.

    Data-7/Cyber- 29

Cybersix's younger brother of sorts, having started out life as the 29th individual in the same Artificial Human series as Cybersix. At some point in his life as Cyber-29, he went to get a flower for his sister, causing him to fall off a cliff, killing him. Von Reichter later gave him a second life by transplanting his brain into the body of a panther, renaming him Data-7. He was originally sent to kill Cybersix, but when his memories came back he became one of her closest allies. Due to his human brain, he's smarter than most animals and is capable of limited communications with humans.

  • All Animals Are Dogs: He acts more like a loyal pet dog than a panther.
  • Artificial Human: Began life as one of the same type as Cybersix. Now however, his brain resides in the body of a panther.
  • Adult Child: It's a given since Cyber-29 died while still a child.
  • Big Brother Instinct: While he's really her younger brother, Data-7 will protect her with his life. He extends the same courtesy to Julian and Lucas on Cybersix's orders.
  • Creepy Good: For the same reasons as Cybersix.
  • Distinguishing Mark: In his original body, he had "Cyber 29" tattooed to his forearms. Now as a panther, he displays a scar over his left eye, presumably from the brain transplant surgery.
  • Gentle Giant: While he is a vicious panther, he's actually a big kitten around Cybersix, Lucas and Julian. Something Julian takes advantage of, when he has to outwit Data-7, when the latter tries to keep him from leaving the boathouse.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In "Data-7 & Julian" after he remembers clearly who he really is and his true relationship to Cybersix. It further cements when after seconds of finding out, he saves Julian from falling.
  • My Beloved Smother: Sibling example. While Data-7 usually defers to Cybersix, if Cybersix gets hurt Data-7 can become obstructively overprotective. He once even followed Cybersix when the school was on field trip because he was overly worried about an injury she received to her arm, unfortunately leading an enemy to her.
  • Panthera Awesome: He's a black panther with a human brain.
  • The Unintelligible: Since he's a panther, Data-7 can only communicate through sounds like growls, purrs, whimpers, and grunts. Sometimes Cybersix can understand him. Other times, when it's something complicated he has to compensate by leading her or anyone he talks to, to the thing he's trying to talk about.

    Lucas Amato

A biology teacher and best friends with Adrian Seidelman. When he first meets Cybersix he's infatuated and does all he can to help her out. He loves romantic comedies and soccer games.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He is much more handsome in the animated series than in the comics, where he looked like some sort of ape-man.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Several of his moments with Adrian are suspiciously romantic. Ultimately, it's up to the viewer to decide whether its because he's genuinely attracted to "him", or if Adrian's Sweet Polly Oliver status has something to do with it.
  • Badass in Distress: There are a number of moments where Lucas finds himself being held captive or overwhelmed by enemies and Cybersix comes in to rescue him.
  • Badass Normal: While he's not as powerful as Cybersix, he can hold his own against the Fixed Idea foot soldiers quite well.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Around Adrian he's this especially in the first episode, when he scares off Lori's cronies for hassling them. As well as in "Lori is Missing" when he tries to talk Lori out of pursuing Adrian since Adrian seems unable to shake her off himself.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: And adds a bit of Fridge Brilliance into the mix due the fact that a lot of blonde Argentinians tan quite easily.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's a big guy, but Lucas is both the chemistry and biology teacher at the local high school and it's hinted he's been working on replicating the sustenance solution.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Adrian.
  • Hunk: He's quite the bulky guy and a former boxer.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Lucas is both very strong and lightning fast.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's a bulky guy who loves watching soccer, but he also likes romance movies enough to go to them by himself.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Flip flops between both sides with Adrian. On one hand Lucas is an actively friendly and helpful person who is willing to lend an ear to someone's troubles, and also shows an interest in romance films. On the other, Lucas is also a big, muscular, sports fan.
  • Two-Person Love Triangle: Is briefly led to believe he's in a Love Triangle when a misconception makes him think Adrian and Cybersix are dating each other, not knowing that they are the same person.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Cybersix. They don't quite get there before the end of the series but to be fair, they did at least kiss in the finale.

    Lori Anderson

A student at Meridiana High School. She has a crush on Adrian Seidelman. Despite that, she has no interest in school work and is part of a gang.

  • A Day in the Limelight: "Lori is Missing." She runs into Jose, who has her abducted because a disc that he needed for his Drill Tank got mixed-up with her CDs.
  • Action Girl: She has her moment, when Jose kidnaps her. After Cybersix frees her, she uses one of her music discs to sabotage Jose's drill.
  • Defiant Captive: Even though she's tied up she trolls Jose into thinking she's hot for him. When she reveals her prank it causes all of Jose's underlings to laugh at him.
  • Hot for Teacher: A big one for Adrian, something he's fully aware of and he tries to put a stop to it. After Lucas rescues her, Lori develops a crush on him, too.
  • Love Triangle: Lori believes she's in one with Adrian and Cybersix, not knowing they are one and the same. It's also hinted she has one for Adrian and Lucas.
  • Smarter Than You Look: She was able to screw with Jose's drill program without any issues.


An orphaned street urchin who used to pick pockets. After being rescued by Cybersix and Data-7, he currently resides in a boathouse.

  • Badass Adorable: He's managed to trick Data-7 and many Fixed Ideas. Twice on the latter. He's also taken on Jose in a fight.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like people who muscle in on the street he performs at.
  • Heel Realization: After stealing Adrian's wallet, he takes a look at a family photo of Cybersix and Cyber-29. This causes him to feel guilty and return it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Julian makes a full one after the above Heel Realization. Julian notices a woman lost her wallet, and rather than steal it for himself, he gives it back to her. Cybersix watches him, from a distance with a pleased look on her face.
  • Stage Magician: How he makes his living, now that he doesn't pick pockets. His specialties are sleight of hand and cat's cradle.

     Doctor Von Reichter

A former SS scientist hiding in South America. He's the main antagonist and creator of the Cybers along with all the other mooks and monsters that Cybersix fights against. He sends in his son Jose as his representative and communicates with him through a video screen hidden behind a portrait of his likeness.

  • Abusive Parents: Of the "Well Done, Son!" Guy variety. He holds Jose wholly responsible for all of their losses, and sees him as little more than a henchman and a failure. Notably, his reaction to his son (who, granted, had just betrayed him) seemingly being killed by a falling tree is to shrug and say, "Well, so much for Jose."
  • Adapted Out: He was a Nazi (heavily implied to be Josef Mengele himself) in the original comics. The animated series removed all overt references to Nazism, but had enough hints (the branded forearms of the Cybers, Von Reichter and Jose's fashion sense, the latter's penchant for goose stepping) to get the point across to discerning viewers. The name is also a dead giveaway.
  • Big Bad: He flip flops between this and Greater-Scope Villain, since, even though he creates the monsters and comes up with most of the plans, Jose's the one that does the grunt work. He did skip the middle man on a few occasions and send assassins (Data-7, Elaine, and Griselda) himself, though.
  • Cruel Mercy: He saved Cyber-29's life, but also wiped his mind and transferred it into the body of a panther for no real reason other than thinking that an intelligent big cat assassin would be badass.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He never understands why his creations turn against him. This ends up killing him.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: His face is always shadowed, regardless of how much light there is, making it seem like he's wearing a mask at all times.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While he doesn't appear in person very often, the episodes he does appear in are very dark and sinister.
  • Mad Scientist: He creates gadgets and monstrosities for wealth, power, and the Evulz.
  • Maker of Monsters: His bio-engineered forces pose a regular danger to Meridianna. In addition to his normal Mooks, the Fixed Ideas and the Technos, he also creates hyper-sonic gargoyles, a deadly werewolf, a living wave of mud, and other monstrosities to take out the heroine. In fact, Cyber Six herself and her ally Data Seven are also creations if Von Riktor's that went rogue.
  • Never My Fault: Every time his plans are foiled, he blames Jose for it. Even though it's more or less a result of Evil Cannot Comprehend Good as well as underestimating Cybersix.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His final gambit. He's grown weary of Meridiana, so he decides to wipe it and everyone in it out with an Action Bomb, dismissing his son's protests with, "Jose, it's just a city." His motive is equal parts spite and show of force.
    Von Reichter: And after this, the rest of the world will have to sit up and take notice. Yes, Jose, things will be much different now. Now the world will listen when I speak!
  • Sinister Schnoz: Look at that image. That thing is long and pointy enough that he might stab himself in the chest if he looks down.
  • We Can Rule Together: He offers this to Cybersix when she finally confronts him, even offering her a cure for her sustenance dependency. She almost considers it until she sees the living bomb and instead forces him to direct it to his HQ intending to blow them both up.


Von Reichter's son and second in command. Despite being a little kid, he has a genius level intellect and is intimidating to most of adults. He was at first meaning to carry on his father's work in destroying Cybersix, but also ends up developing a reputation of being a crime boss.

  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, he is described to be "strong as an elephant" and was a serious threat. In the animated series, he doesn't seem to be that strong and most of the time plays the role of Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain (At least until the final episode)
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Despite his genius level intellect, he still acts like a spoiled child.
  • Child Prodigy: Has an intellect far beyond anyone would expect from a kid his age.
  • The Dragon: To Von Reichter.
  • Dirty Kid: In the comics he clearly lusts after Cybersix and flat out rapes people. However, in the comics continuity he's also older than he looks.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Implied in the final episode of the cartoon, and presumably would have been this in any future seasons.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: A combination of this and Pragmatic Villainy. Jose enjoys the city life and being the kingpin of Meridiana, so he obviously finds his father's plan to annihilate it too extreme. Von Reichter dismissing his concerns coupled with his previous derision of him prompts Jose to pull a Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much to piss him off, especially when it's Cybersix.
  • The Heavy: Does almost all the villainous work throughout the show.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Despite his size, he can take a lot of abuse with barely any scratches.
  • Mad Scientist: He's capable of creating mutant creatures himself, or enhancing Von Reichter's creations.
  • The Napoleon: He's shown to resent his diminutive stature.
  • Never Grew Up: In the comics, Jose is actually a clone of Von Reichter who the latter keeps as a child to make him easier to control.
  • Silly Walk: José has one. Any adult watching though would notice he's goose stepping.
  • The Starscream: Becomes a successful one to Von Reichter in the final episode of the cartoon. He reroutes the Island Of Doom to blow up Von Reichter's headquarters instead of Meridiana.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Most of his work was meant to impress Von Reichter. He gets over it when Von Reichter planned on destroying Meridiana.

    Fixed Ideas

A group of mooks created by Von Reichter.

  • Butt-Monkey: Whenever José mistreats them or Cybersix takes them on in a fight.
  • Dumb Muscle: They are super strong, but they aren't very smart.
  • Every Thing Fades: When one dies, they fade into nothing but clothes and a vial of sustenance.
  • Foot Soldier: They are usually the first villains Cybersix has to fight, no matter the situation.
  • Frankenstein's Monster: They're produced by a Mad Scientist, are big, simple, and have green skin and rectangular heads.
  • We Have Reserves: Played with, it's considered a bad idea to Von Reichter if at least one of them is destroyed, but it doesn't mean he can't make more.

    Detective Yashimoto

A detective in Meridiana who takes care of his little sister. He's tasked to finding Cybersix by Jose when Ikiko and Julian are held hostage.

  • Apologetic Attacker: When confronting Adrian with the knowledge of Cybersix's identity, Yashimoto apologizes and admits that he doesn't have a choice before to attacking her with a Grapple Gun.
  • Asian Buck Teeth: Sports a prominent pair, oddly for a series that debuted in the 1990s.
  • Badass Biker: One of the few detectives that doesn't look silly when riding a bicycle.
  • Big Brother Instinct: His sister means everything to him. Jose kidnapping her is what prompts him to take the case finding Cybersix.
  • Great Detective: Yashimoto only needed to hear Adrian's voice once, without any visual aid, to suspect that Adrian Seidelman and Cybersix were one in the same. His investigative skills quickly confirm it for him, and he even tracks down Adrian's apartment despite Adrian's aversion to giving out his address in any form.
  • Hero of Another Story: According to Jose, Yashimoto is hailed as the best private investigator in Meridiana.
  • I Have Your Wife: He refuses to take Jose's case at first, because he doesn't believe the story about Cybersix robbing him. Then Jose kidnaps Ikiko to force him to hunt Cybersix down.
  • I Know Kung-Fu: He makes a few fancy movements to intimidate the Fixed Ideas, but he's never shown using them, so it may have just be meant as a distraction.
  • Nice Guy: Off the job, he takes care of his little sister Ikiko. As well as trusts Julian by her words about him alone.
  • Promotion to Parent: From what little of their home life is shown, Yashimoto appears to be Ikiko's caregiver and provider.
  • Secret Keeper: After Cybersix helps him rescue Ikiko, he agrees to not tell anyone about Cybersix being Adrian.


Yashimoto's little sister and a friend of Julian's.


Elaine is a new teacher to Meridiana High School. She dates Lucas briefly causing jealousy to Adrian/Cybersix. It later turns out she's a werewolf who turned Lucas into her slave.

  • Berserk Button: Whenever Cybersix is mentioned or around her, it causes her to transform and attack on sight.
  • Evil Redhead: She retains it even in her werewolf form. Her Hair Flip tic is what tips Cybersix off to her identity.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: When Cybersix gets Lucas to snap out of it, he uses his acquired strength from Elaine turning him to destroy Elaine.
  • Our Were Wolves Are Different: Although her transformation usually happens on a full moon, it's implied that she can transform at will. She has control over every werewolf she turns and when she dies, her victims turn back to normal.
  • Reluctant Monster: Implied. She comes off as cruel and vicious throughout her episode, but is almost pitiable in her final moments, with her last words being, "I'm sorry, Lucas."
  • The Vamp: She's this to Lucas and even tries to use him to destroy Cybersix.


A monster made of shapeshifting mud. He was at first made to destroy Cybersix, but he ends up having doubts about it.

  • Blob Monster: The mud variety.
  • Energy Absorption: He has the ability to drain sustenance and memories from anyone he comes in contact with. When he tries to drain Cybersix, he starts to develop emotions from her absorbed memories.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After trying to drain Cybersix.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He sacrifices himself to save Cybersix from a burning tower.


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