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     Gesicht 

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Nothing will be born... from hatred.

The main character of the manga, Gesicht is a police robot who works for Europol under the maintenance of Doctor Hoffman, and one of the 7 robots considered to be weapons of mass destruction.


  • Adaptational Badass: Taken down by Pluto with ease in the original, here Gesicht actually succeeds in going toe to toe with him where most of Pluto's previous foes had failed.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Duh, given he is the protagonist of Pluto.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Not that he knows it at first.
  • Arm Cannon: Can transform his hand into the Cluster Cannon, the most powerful handheld weapon in the world.
  • Artificial Human: As with many of the most advanced robots.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Subverted. Although he is killed two volumes to the end of the graphic novel, he is ultimately the protagonist for most of the manga it is his detective work and his final words that cause the resolution of the manga.
  • Fake Memories: Europol creates some for him to prevent Gesicht from ever finding out he committed murder.
  • Good Parents
  • Go Out with a Smile
  • Great Detective: The best in Europol, combining both his enhanced robotic senses and intuition. Ultimately, he succeeds in solving the mystery of Bora and Pluto.
  • Happily Married: His wife dearly loves him and many scenes are spent with him lamenting the fact that he is unable to spend more time with her. He even promises her to go on vacation after the case is over. He's unfortunately killed before that happens.
  • Heroic BSoD: A gets one after he learns that he committed murder,although he quickly recovers and returns to duty.
  • Implacable Man: Both due to his immense power and durability and relentless approach to solving the Bora mystery.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Justified in that he is a robot who can literally delete his own information. Gesicht himself is not known to have deleted any of his own memories, but Europol deletes his memories of his son and his murder of Adolf Haas' brother.
  • Just a Machine: Often treated to this in his line of work by those prejudiced against robots. He generally takes it in stride before one-upping the local authorities with his investigative skills.
  • Knockout Gas: Can transform his right hand into a gun that delivers it.
  • Meaningful Name: Gesicht is German for face.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Made of Zeronium alloy and as a result not only nearly indestructible, but also immune to EMPs and similar attacks.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: One of 7. Apparently lived up to it in the 39th Central Asian Conflict.
  • Retirony: Is killed by a cluster cannon the day he decides to quit Europol.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Gesicht has a wife, a child,as well as friends, and even eats and drinks. He knows that he cannot truly enjoy food though, but like most human-like robots he follows such social norms.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After his son is killed.
  • Robotic Reveal: Far from the greatest in the manga, but the reveal that Gesicht is a robot in the first issue nonetheless come as a surprise given how human he is.
  • The Stoic: Behaves in such a manner to most of his 'clients' and fellow police, but shows a softer side of himself in interactions with Atom and Helena.
  • Super Cop: The greatest in the world.

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     Atom 
One of the seven most advanced robots in the world, and Urasawa's take on Astro Boy. Although he has a child-like appearance and mannerisms, he's arguably the most advanced and powerful robot in the world, able show emotions and experience things that others can't while packing the firepower to defeat nearly any other robot.

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: His AI is so in-depth that he outdoes an entire police squad in investigating the details of a crime scene.
  • Badass Adorable: He's a reinterpretation of Astro Boy, what do you expect? He's also one of the only three robots that had the potential to destroy Pluto along with Epsilon and Gesicht in this continuity, though all of them hesitated out of compassion in the end (but Atom needed to hear Gesicht's last words to finally stop.)
  • Badass Pacifist: Much like Epsilon, but he's usually against violence unless absolutely necessary. However, his definition of necessary is more broad than his Australian comrade, and is thus more willing to intervene in such matters.
  • Disney Death: Is taken out of commission by Pluto midway through the series, but Dr. Tenma manages to repair him but is unable to awaken him. It takes Gesicht's extreme emotions of pain and hatred along with Epsilon's sorrow for him to wake up in time to fight Pluto in the finale.
  • Humble Hero: He only entered the conflict on orders in an attempt to end the fighting. He didn't count on being treated a celebrity and he makes it clear to Gesicht that he hates that kind of attention.
  • One-Man Army: One of the seven most powerful robots in the world and was deployed to end a conflict in Central Asia. Also a:
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He's capable of great devastation, but rarely shows it due to his peace-loving nature. He finally lets loose during his rematch with Pluto and utterly dominates his opponent.
  • Replacement Goldfish: As per the source material, he was originally created to replace Dr. Tenma's son Tobio, who died in a car accident. However, his personality turned out to be far-flung from him, being diligent and responsible when Tobio was not. He even liked foods that Tobio didn't, leading Tenma to reject him in time. Tenma ultimately returns to save Atom once he goes out of commission, and even cries upon his death.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: He didn't even know he was a robot until he was told that he was. Even then he's the robot most in tune with human emotions and can experience joy from eating and playing with toys, something other robots can't do. He even blends in and goes to school with his sister, Uran.
  • Room Full of Crazy: After his revival, he writes out the entire equation for an antimatter bomb before breaking out of an impenetrable shelter he was resting in.

     Mont-Blanc 
One of the seven robot WMDs, Mont-Blanc is a peace-loving robot beloved worldwide. His death kicks of the plot of the manga.

  • An Arm and a Leg: Is completely disemboweled from his battle with Pluto.
  • Friend to All Children: Very popular among kids, and shown to enjoy his time with them.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Enjoyed being in nature more than anything else, and tried to promote eco-friendly logging practices.
  • Gentle Giant: Very big and very friendly. However, as a key participant in the 39th Central Asian Conflict he has killed thousands of robots.
  • 100% Heroism Rating: To be the point where thousands volunteered to build a memorial for him after his death for no pay.
  • Off with His Head!!: Is decapitated by Pluto.
  • Person of Mass Destruction. May not look the type, and certainly does not have the heart of a killer, but he is responsible for thousands of robot deaths in the 39th Central Asian Conflict. According to Heracles, he once killed over 3000 robots in the single battle.
  • Posthumous Character: Is the first of the 7 robot WMDs to be destroyed, before the first issue no less.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Breaks down in tears when he realizes all the robot lives he took.

     North No. 2 
  • Do Androids Dream?: The central focus of his chapter of the story. He attempts to understand the music of his current master, a composer, who also wonders the same despite his earlier misgivings about robots.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has eight arms, six of which end in weapons.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: The deaths of the many robots he's killed loops constantly in his mind, leading him to wish that he never steps foot on the battlefield again.
  • Token Non-Human: He along with Montblanc are the most robotic in appearance of the seven.
  • What Is This Thing You Call Music?: Is assigned to serve an aging, blind composer and wants to learn how to understand and play music. He goes so far as to visit the composer's homeland of Bohemia to learn the local folk songs despite the composer's dismissals. Sadly, he flies off to defend the composer when Pluto comes to attack, just as the old man finally accepted him.

     Brando 
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Deliberately goes against Pluto to try and gather info on its abilities.
  • My Life Flashed Before My Eyes: Undergoes this as he's dying. Unfortunately, this happens as he's trying to transmit a video of his battle to Gesicht and the others; instead, they see pictures of his family.
  • Spirited Competitor: Loves fighting in the ring and had a close rivalry and friendship with Heracles.

     Heracles 
  • Blood Knight: Zigzagged. He claims to be built for fighting and seems a bit colder about the war compared to the rest of the 7 robots, but it's obvious that it left an impact on him all the same, and he claimed there was nothing fair or just about it.
  • Determinator: After his battle suit gets destroyed , he attacks Pluto with his bare hands. He even manages to resist for a while.
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     Epsilon 
  • Badass Pacifist: Refused to enter the war as he knew what the casualty count would be. It doesn't stop him from manhandling all but the most powerful of robots.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Seriously, if someone didn't refer to him as a male robot, would you have believed he was?
  • Friend to All Children: He takes care of a group of war orphans after the conflict who love him dearly in return. He ultimately sacrifices his life to save them, with his last thoughts being of her wanting to hug the kids one last time.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Fits the trope to a T.
  • Light 'em Up: He's able to harness and focus photon energy in the form of flashes to blind opponents or as powerful heat rays.

     Pluto 

The manga's namesake and the one behind the robot murders. It is eventually revealed that his real name is Sahad, a gentle robot who wanted to fill his homeland of Persia with flowers. After losing everything in the 39th Central Asian War, Dr. Abullah, his creator, was consumed by hatred, and used Sahad as an instrument of vengeance. He created the "Pluto" body and inserted Sahad's AI into it, tasking it with killing the Bora Investigation Squad and the seven greatest robots.

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