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This character sheet currently focuses on the OVA, Giant Robo: The Day The Earth Stood Still. Unless noted, characters and tropes are associated with that series.

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The Experts of Justice

    Daisaku Kusama 
The young boy who commands Giant Robo, and the youngest Expert of Justice.

    Giant Robo 
The Titular Mecha. Was originally Built by Big Fire as a weapon for world domination. Fortunately, he ended up in the hands of Daisaku Kusama.
  • Do-Anything Robot: Giant Robo is loaded with an astounding number and variety of weapons throughout its body, including multiple cannons and a large missile launcher in its Jet Pack.
  • Empathic Weapon: It is hinted throughout the series that Giant Robo has some degree of sentience.

A beautiful, capable agent of the Experts of Justice.
  • Action Girl: A deadly shot with a Hand Cannon.
  • Cool Big Sis: Quickly bonds with Daisaku as a protector and mentor.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: She is secretly Farmele von Fogler, the daughter of the doctor who the world blamed for the original Tragedy of Bashtarle, now trying to put her past behind her. Her struggle with her father's legacy is a significant plot element.
  • Teleportation: Both she and Genya have this power, which they used to escape ground zero at Bashtalle along with Professor Go and Doctor Von Fogler.
  • Teleportation Sickness:The flaw of her teleportation ability is that it weakens her the more that it's used. At the end of the series, after performing a Mass Teleportation, parts of her body are slowly disappearing one by one.

    Chief Chujo 
The commander of the IPO and leader of the Experts of Justice.
  • Da Chief: The Experts of Justice answer to him.

    Professor Go 
Scientist and Strategist of the IPO.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Uses huge war fans, mainly for defense. In the first OVA episode, his "Iron Fan" technique blocks an attack from Lord Alberto.

A hulking warrior who uses axes on chains.
  • The Big Guy: Physically the largest member of the main (human) heroes.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Loud, often obnoxious; he fights hard and drinks heavily.
  • Expy: Of the version of "Iron Ox" Li Kui from Yokoyama's adaptation of Water Margin

    Dojin Issei 
A Buddhist Monk who uses Taoist magic to subdue and confuse his foes.

One of the Big Nine of the Experts, he can charge his fists with energy to attack with incredible power.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Tetsugyu still calls him "big brother", and he's formed a similar bond with Daisaku.
  • Expy: Of Dai Zong from Water Margin, particularly Yokoyama's manga adaptation.
  • Happily Married: With Youshi.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: He willingly takes a fatal blow from Alberto in the fourth episode to buy time for the others to escape. His sacrifice motivates character development for Daisaku, Tetsugyu, and even Lord Alberto.
  • Worthy Opponent: He and Shocking Alberto view each other as this.

The wife of Taisou, and a fierce warrior in her own right.


Big Fire / The BF Organization

A young, driven newcomer to the BF organization, who has been given command of the operation to use the Anti-Shizuma drives and the rebuild Monster Sphere to conquer the world.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: His motivation is to fulfill the last wish of his father, the infamous Dr. Fogler, to "stop Shizuma." At the end of the OVA series, he has a breakdown after learning that he'd horribly misunderstood his father's intentions.
  • Smug Snake

    Lord Alberto "The Shockwave" / "Shocking Alberto" 
One of the Magnificent Ten of the BF organization, Lord Alberto grudgingly works with Genya to obtain the final Anti-Shizuma drive needed for the "Still Earth" operation.
  • Composite Character: He is based on both His original Mars manga counterpart, and Sally's Father, due to it was mentioned that Sunny the Magician is the daughter of Alberto.
  • The Heavy: Genya's in charge, and has ties to the plot, but Lord Alberto is the man who attacks and almost destroys an IPO base singlehandedly.
  • Worthy Opponent: He and Taisou view each other as this.

The loyal servant of Lord Alberto.

A silent, masked man in a suit of samurai armor, who was assigned as Genya's bodyguard and enforcer by the BF organization.


    Doctor Franken von Fogler 
"In ancient times, man rubbed sticks together to create fire. Then he slaughtered the whale and battled one another for oil. After that came the atomic age. In every chapter of our history, we danced with danger. But now it will be different. For the first time in our existence, we will be delivered from fear!! Finally, we will escape the prison of our delusions, and the Beautiful Night will embrace us all!"

One of the team of scientists who created the revolutionary Shizuma Drive, he was thought to have died after causing an infamous accident during its development. Now, as the other creators of the Drive are found dead, his form can be seen promising revenge on them and on the world...

  • First Episode Resurrection: Murasame discovers the doctor, thought to be long-dead, in a cathedral bell tower in Paris next to the corpses of three of his former teammates. Subverted — Von Fogler was Dead All Along, and Genya was in disguise to better carry out his will.
  • Mad Scientist: Introduced as the man who caused the destruction of Bashtarle and a worldwide disaster, because of his experiments with the prototype Shizuma Drive.
  • New Era Speech: During the first flashback to the Tragedy of Bashtarle, he delivers an example so memorable it's made into the prologue of the second episode.


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