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Kanemitsu Corporation

Played by Bruce Locke

An android assigned to destroy RoboCop.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Otomo's katana is sharp enough to slice through titanium.
  • Ax-Crazy: He shows some deranged facials and seems to toy with his opponents, implying he is either programmed that way for some twisted reason or actually sentient and sadistic.
  • Corporate Samurai: A literal example, as he works for Kanemitsu Corporation and even uses a katana as he hunts down RoboCop while still maintaining some honor.
  • Deceptively Human Robots: If it wasn't by his introduction scene explaining that Otomo is an inanimate android, it would have been impossible to tell until the moment he gets his face shell damaged in a scuffle.
  • Glass Cannon: Otomo's not nearly as tough as RoboCop or ED-209; one grenade launcher headshot is enough to take him out, something both of the mentioned characters would have survived to. However, he's much faster than Robocop, with speed and agility as good as if not better than a very fit human athlete, able to perform flips, spins, and jumpkicks, while still being superhumanly strong, enough to knock Robocop's several hundred pound chassis around.
  • Honor Before Reason: Has a chance to kill RoboCop from behind but waits for him to turn around. Later waits for him to get up after being knocked down.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Otomo's sole weapon is a katana sword, which happens to be sharp enough to chop off Robocop's titanium hand.
  • Nightmare Face: Some bullets to the face crack his shell. Although this seems to cause no loss of function on him, it does leave him with a grotesque visage.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's an android samurai assassin.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: In Robocop's first encounter with one, Otomo appears behind RoboCop Michael Myers style in the 2 seconds it takes RoboCop to bend down and pick up a piece of paper that was on the ground.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: An android who is essentially indistinguishable from a normal human (in terms of appearance at least, as he never talks so it's unclear whether he has any social programming). He even smokes, presumably having been designed that way to better blend in.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: The two Otomos in the final fight seem to be equipped with one that triggers if they're destroyed. McDagget mentions they have a blast radius of 20 yards and ends up dying in the resulting explosion after the two are destroyed.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Can be seen calmly smoking while in the OCP headquarters.
  • Superior Successor: Nicely contrasts the Japanese automotive industry of the 1980's with that of the USA. While American robots like Robocop, ED-209, and RoboCop 2 are powerful but cumbersome Mighty Glaciers that stick out like a sore thumb, the Japanese-developed Otomo is a sleeker, more advanced Ridiculously Human Robot fast enough and strong enough to juggle RoboCop in a fight.
  • The Voiceless: Being designed to pass perfectly as a human, he should be capable of talking, but never does, at least onscreen.

Played by Mako

Chairmen of the Kanemitsu Corporation.

  • Graceful Loser: Despite the damage RoboCop did to his company, he treats him respectfully in their meeting.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's the CEO of the corporation that purchased OCP. But he doesn't directly act as an antagonist in any way, and his only interaction with RoboCop is meeting him after the climax.
  • Japan Takes Over the World: His corporation owns OCP, which means he technically owns Detroit.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: It's implied the CEO and McDagget are working behind his back, and he doesn't know how bad the situation in Detroit really is. He does fire the CEO at the end of the movie.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For the Old Man.
  • Villain Respect: Meets RoboCop in person, and he bows in the traditional Japanese style.


     Casey Wong 
Played by Mario Machado

The main anchor for Mediabreak.

  • Kent Brockman News: Both he and Jess are just shills for OCP.
  • Mood Dissonance: A big part of what makes the news segments so memorable is that they report on everything with the same upbeat tone, no matter how horrible the actual news are.

     Jess Perkins 
Played by Leeza Gibbons

An anchor for Mediabreak

  • Kent Brockman News: Both she and Casey are just shills for OCP.
  • Mood Dissonance: A big part of what makes the news segments so memorable is that they report on everything with the same upbeat tone, no matter how horrible the actual news are.
  • Put on a Bus: She does not appear in RoboCop 3

     Justin Ballard-Watkins 
Played by Bill Farmer

An on-site reporter for Mediabreak.

     Debbie Dix 
Played by Eva LaRue

Casey Wong's co-anchor in RoboCop 3

  • Everyone Has Standards: Refuses to report the "bullshit" story of RoboCop massacring several nuns and clergy and walks off the set.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: As mentioned above, she storms out after one too many false reports by OCP of Murphy attacking people.

     Bixby Snyder 
Played by S.D. Nemeth

The star of the popular show It's Not My Problem

  • All There in the Manual: The name of the show is mentioned in the script but never on screen.
  • Character Catch Phrase: "I'd buy that for a dollar!"
  • Expy: Snyder's actor, S.D. Nemeth played the role very similarly to his character the Young Marquis from the KROQ radio show The Young Marquis and Stanley Show, which ran from 1977 to 1983.
  • P├Ždo Hunt: In a deleted scene from the first film's script, Jess Perkins reveals on Mediabreak that Snyder had been arraigned on charges of exchanging job security on his show for sexual favors from underage co-stars. It is unknown if this scene was ever filmed, though Mortal Kombat 11 references it in Robo's news report outro.

     T.J. Lazer 

The titular character of his own futuristic cop show.

  • Expy: T.J. Lazer is a parody of the real life television cop show T.J. Hooker.
  • Gun Twirling: He twirls his gun whenever he holstered it. Alex Murphy copied the trick, partly to impress his son Jimmy who is a fan of the show, but also because he got "a kick out of it."
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Rogue City reveals the in-universe actor who potrays the character is named Tom Jefferson.

Alternative Title(s): Robo Cop 1987, Robo Cop 2, Robo Cop 3