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     Rebecca Rossellini
Voiced by: Gaia Bolognesi (IT), Yukiyo Fujii (JP), Cassandra Lee Morris (EN)

Heir of the Rossellini family of San Marino. Model, athlete, actress, thrill seeker, and CEO of the Italy's largest hotel chain. Lupin gets married to her as a way to steal the Royal Crown of Liberty from San Marino. However, Rebecca has a secret - she's a master thief herself and is using Lupin as a distraction so that she herself can steal the crown. On top of that, she's still married to Lupin although the latter claims to now want a divorce.

  • The Ace: Rebecca is good at everything. She's a famous model and actress, a renowned fashion designer and businesswoman, a gifted athlete and marksman, and a very skilled engineer. This of course comes in handy in her double life as a thief.
    • Broken Ace: She also doubles as this as well. Despite the above, she's still gripped by a deep sense of insecurity and a strong desire to be truly acknowledged and loved by Lupin. She's the only character in the main cast to fail Leonardo's test, likely because she doesn't haev a strong sense of self like the rest of the cast does.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: Her introduction to the main cast means that Fujiko is no longer the only woman in it.
  • Alliterative Name: Rebecca Rossellini.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Towards Lupin. Whether this played truly straight can be subject to debate. During the final episodes it's clear that Lupin actually does care for her, though to what extent, we're never told. That said, he did keep her wedding ring and doesn't dissuade her when she declares that she wants to grow to be a woman worthy of the name Mrs. Lupin.
  • Break the Cutie: When she's kidnapped by MI6, she is tortured for information regarding the Dream of Italy. She is seen in a loose self hug on a sterile white platform, next to a tray with handcuffs, syringes and other things on it. Also, while her mission outfit was revealing to begin with, the lack of her gear makes it look like she was subject to a Shameful Strip. There is not a trace of her usual confident and care-free nature, only fear and vulnerability. This is the same episode where the death of her first love is revealed as well.
  • The Bus Came Back: She gets mentioned in Lupin III Part 5 during Lupin's counterattack against Enzo. In the final episode, though, she appears proper, having helped Lupin, Jigen, and Goemon hide in a rundown fishing ship she uses to hide herself away from paparazzi, because who would ever think about finding a celebrity in such place?
  • Character Development: Her main arc revolves around her transformation from a thrill seeker who only stole to alleviate her boredom and only used Lupin as a means to do so to actually wanting to be a special individual worthy of being called "Mrs. Lupin." She spends a sizeable chunk of the story figuratively (and sometimes literally) chasing after Lupin, partly due to genuinely falling in love with Lupin but partly because she recognizes that he has something she lacks. But the end of the show, she gains both the resolve to improve as a person and the appreciation for the simpler things in life.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: Rich, smart, blue-blooded, and stealing just for the thrill of it.
  • Comfort Food: French fries.
  • Cool Car: Her custom painted Ferrari 458.
  • Cool Plane: The tilt-rotor that she designed herself and used during the first episode.
  • Cutting the Knot: While she mostly steals for the thrill of it and prefers using subtle trickery, she does resort to this on one occasion, buying the vineyard she was stealing from just so she could beat Fujiko.
  • Foil:
    • To Lupin, as a wily master thief with an identical wrist gadget. She also points out that her name is also "Lupin" due to marriage.
    • Also serves as an interesting, if indirect one towards Fujiko. Both are master thieves willing to use deception and charm to get their way. The main difference is that while Lupin wants one, all he seems to want from the other is a divorce. She basically shows how Lupin would react to someone like Fujiko if he weren't infatuated with her. When it's revealed that she's fallen for Lupin, her relationship with him basically turns into a mirror of Lupin and Fujiko, with her playing the part of Lupin forever chasing after Fujiko, except this time the latter is played by Lupin.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Blonde-to-green. A flashback shows she actually dyes it and she's naturally a brunette.
  • Living a Double Life: Model, actress, and CEO of Italy's largest hotel chain by day. Thrill-seeking thief by night.
  • The Maiden Name Debate: She retains the surname, Rossellini, as allowed by Italian law and not just because she never registered their marriage certificate, but she's more than willing to point out the fact that she's "Mrs. Lupin" when it's to her advantage, or when she realizes that she actually wants to be Mrs. Lupin. It's also a sign of her Character Development when she stops simply claiming the name, but rather promises Lupin that she'll eventually become a woman worthy of being called "Mrs. Lupin".
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's beautiful and has a fair amount of sex appeal.
  • Not a Morning Person: Is known to sleep all day.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: In the finale she's the only one of the important recurring characters to fail Leonardo's test, thus needing rescue. Her opponent in the test being friggin' Leonardo da Vinci, her failure is this.
  • Renaissance Man: Actress, model, businesswoman, fashion designer, thief.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: More than willing to buy an entire villa just so she can beat Fujiko to their mark (a special cask of wine in the villa's cellar).
    • She does it again in the 2016 yearly special, The Italian Game, this time buying the Forte di San Leo, an actual World Heritage Site, just to beat Fujiko, and even Lupin, to the treasure of Cagliostro (though it turns out she was actually blackmailed into doing so).
  • Smarter Than You Look: Seems like a ditz at first, then it's revealed that not only is she a master thief, able to outsmart Lupin, but she's also a brilliant engineer able to design her own tilt rotor airplane.

     Justin Person/Agent Nyx 
Voiced by: Fabrizio Pucci(IT), Shunsuke Sakuya (JP), Michael McConnohie (EN)

An agent of MI6 that Lupin and Jigen run into during the course of the series. Aside from being a secret agent, Nyx also has super hearing that allows him to home in on his targets.

  • Animal Motifs: Rodents, specifically bats and rats. The former from his super-hearing, the latter from his super reflexes, odd perception of time, and frothing rage when cornered.
  • Berserk Button: Even the implication of hurting his family is enough to send this man into rage fits, and he discards all sense of who's friend or foe when this happens. MI6 has to drop everything they're doing at the moment just to restrain the man from going on a rampage.
  • Cool Car: Drives a BMW i8 that's been modified by MI6.
  • Expy: The fanbase has made the argument that Nyx is basically Daniel Craig's James Bond. And his actions pretty much add to the claim.
  • Hulk Out: Twists his face into a veined contortion of rage when angered, complete with pointed batlike ears.
  • Living a Double Life: His cover is that of a diplomat.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Even if the Expy wasn't intended, the design certainly looks similar to Daniel Craig.
  • Papa Wolf: Don't kidnap his daughter, or even threaten his family. If he doesn't kill you it's because someone else got you first.
  • Punchclock Villain: Was happy to let Lupin and Jigen go once he was told that his mission had changed.
  • Pointed Ears: A faint, Batlike example.
  • Super Senses: His hearing works like an advanced form of SONAR, able to track his opponents allowing him to quickly catch up with them.
  • Super Reflexes: When hulked out.

     Leonardo da Vinci 
Voiced by: Marco Baroni (IT), Kazuhiko Inoue (JP), Jamieson Price (EN)

A clone of Leonardo da Vinci created by MI6. Has all the memories of historical counterpart.

  • The Ace: As part of his Assimilation Plot he challenges everyone in Italy, San Marino and the Vatican to what they do best. Of these sixty million people, only six weren't defeated.note 
  • Assimilation Plot: Part of his master plan to create a new world. Anyone who fails his test gets their personality submerged and taken over by him.
  • Badass Beard: has a massive, overflowing one greater the the one he had in life.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: Up to Eleven: when he used the Italian Dream to challenge everyone in Italy, San Marino and Vatican City at what they did best, only six persons were known to have beaten him. Everyone else got caught in the Assimilation Plot.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Appears early on as a street painter who's copy of the Mona Lisa is used to replace the real thing.
  • Clone Degeneration: The real reason he's doing his Assimilation Plot is because the body MI6 made for him isn't enough to hold him and he's dying as a result. Therefore, he's pulling off his plan in the hopes that somewhere out there is a mind that can hold him.
  • Cloning Blues: Points out that he'll never be recognized as his historical counterpart because he's just a clone.
  • Genetic Memory: Averted, the reason he has all the memories of the original Da Vinci is because the latter found a way to encode them and pass them on through dreams.
  • Genius Bruiser: Defeated Nyx in hand-to-hand combat. As for genius, well...he counts by virtue of being, y'know, Leonardo da Vinci!
  • Renaissance Man: Trope Codifier. And he shows it: aside his painting and mechanical skills he shows himself formidable as a swordsman, gunfighter, hand-to-hand combatant (in fact he had two fights with Nyx, and easily won the first), manipulation, stealing, and being an all-around genius. In fact, in the endgame he (offscreen) proves himself better than most Italians at what they do best.
  • Social Darwinist: Only those who pass his test are fit to remain themselves his new world. Everyone else gets their personality taken over by his.

     Robson Zuccoli 
Voiced by: Guido Di Naccio (IT), Jin Yamanoi (JP), Neil Kaplan (EN)

Rebecca's faithful butler who follows her everywhere she goes, even assisting her in her heists.

  • Battle Butler: If he needs to get his gloves dirty to keep his liege safe, he will do it using any kind of firearm.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In his first encounter with Nyx, Robson, not knowing Lupin had already convinced him to stand down, decided to make sure the agent would stand down... By threatening his daughter. Nyx tried to kill everyone.
  • Parental Substitute: Invoked. Robson knows when to put his foot down to keep Rebecca safe if her heists turn out to be too dangerous for her to handle.
  • Ship Tease: At first glance, it looks like he has feelings for Rebecca, but it isn't. He is just a superb butler who is rightfully worried about his master when the going gets rough.

     Koh Uraga 
Voiced by: Andrea Lavagnino (IT), Eiji Hanawa (JP), Michael Sinterniklaas (EN)

A scientist and the deceased former boyfriend of Rebecca.

  • He Knows Too Much: He was killed due to his research on the Dream of Italy.
  • The Lost Lenore: He's a male version of this to Rebecca, as he was the first love in her life prior to Lupin.
  • Posthumous Character: He's long dead by the time Part IV begins.
  • Spirit Adviser: Lupin encounters him inside "The Italian Dream" and he's able to give him some helpful advice, despite being dead for some time in the real world, which allows Lupin to pass Leonardo's test and work to save everyone in the finale.


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