Punch does have a last-second cameo just before the finale hits its stride, but it's so subdued in tone you may not realise it. Dr. Bacchus, also his accomplice in the con. Your lover has become a homicidally insane, nihilistic mass-murderer and completely forgotten you. She also chides Spike for seeking to avenge his mentor by picking a fight with Vicious. BuzzFeed Staff BuzzFeed Quiz Party! Physically, Jet is very tall with a muscular build. When Spike Spiegel confronts Vicious in a back alleyway at night, Lin steps in and shoots Spike with a tranquilizer bullet. She's spent years on the run from a past she doesn't even remember, and it takes seeing her past self speaking to her to begin to reclaim her humanity. She is the only thing to him that was ever real. Anti-Hero Team: Their … To Vincent. Voiced by: Ryūsei Nakao (Japanese); Tom Fahn (English), Rocco Bonnaro (ロコ・ボナーロ, Roko Bonāro) is a member of Piccaro Calvino's gang. Her goggles can interact with it to give her a virtual reality environment in which she can browse an entire network at once. , Voiced by: Banjō Ginga (Japanese); Kevin Seymour (English). And his birthday is on December 3rd. Doohan's assistant, and a huge baseball fan. for good in "Hard Luck Woman", ostensibly to catch up with her father, but who really knows with Ed. After revealing to Spike, in a later scene, the nature of the nanomachine virus and the vaccine given to Vincent, armed men show up and Rashid runs off, followed by the sounds of gunfire. Around the same time, Spike had also decided to leave the organization, and it's unclear which of these Vicious perceived as the greater betrayal. The main antagonist of the Cowboy Bebop movie, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, he's apparently a terrorist hellbent on causing as much destruction as possible, and holds the highest bounty in recorded history on his head (300,000,000 woolongs). He's been dead since he went to Callisto. It was created by Sunrise and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. Among the things he's forgotten is his relationship with Electra, but he recalls her just before he dies. after being bitten by the monster in "Toys In The Attic". He is the subject of the two-part episode "Jupiter Jazz." While the main recurring theme of the show is coming to terms with the past, Faye comes the furthest and changes the most by the end of the series, although it probably takes the longest for those changes to become noticeable. The events of the episode make her realize that it's never going to happen. After a few more chance meetings, and witnessing his being shot and thrown from a monorail by Vincent, she teams up with the crew of the Bebop to put an end to Vincent's intent to destroy the population of Mars. He set up the sting to kick in fifty years later when the gate was pre-scheduled for its first automatic tech upgrade. The original character design appears in session 5 as a young boy that steals an adult magazine from Annie's bookstore by smuggling it under his shirt which eventually he takes out and reads. Appears in person for one full episode and is then killed off almost immediately after in the next episode. Vicious's real age is revealed in the official guidebook The After: at 27, he is the same age as Spike. Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Casts Six Key Characters. Voiced by: Masashi Ebara (Japanese); Daran Norris (English). Cowboy Bebop Enter a world in the distant future, where Bounty Hunters roam the solar system. While traveling, they meet up with other very interesting people. Spike's lost love. it does have some weaknesses, as shown when he gets stabbed by a thrown knife from Spike, Said cat in the experiments also had heterochromia, like Spike — a split second's light allowing a glimpse of Spike's eyes is enough to make Tongpu pause for a crucial second. He can take a bullet to the head and walk away, at least until Spike manages to peg him with a shot loaded with the same crystal that put Wen in his current state in the first place. Three old men who continuously show up in the background all across the system. Spike acts lazy and uninterested, whereas Jet is hard working and a jack-of-all-trades. From the scenes she's in we can see that she knows how to drive a car during a car chase, she can shoot (though not as readily as the main cast) and she's smart: she knows how Vicious planted the transmitter on Gren immediately, for example. They dress in the manner of Imperial China, complete with a soothsayer and other such touches of the Imperial Court. hatches a successful plan to kill them and take control himself. not only was he part of setting up Jet, but he actually fired the sniper bullet that cost Jet his arm. 5.1 Cowboy Bebop - Characters Collection; 5.2 Cowboy Bebop - The After; 6 See Also; 7 Site Navigation; Cowboy Bebop (anime) Episode 2. Gren explains his background, and tells her that he is going to see if Vicious really framed him. When she finally remembers her childhood home while taking a shower, she emerges in a daze and is almost speechless. A bounty head who spends his time on Earth charting the terrain, despite meteors constantly bombarding it. Ein initially takes a shine to Jet, but when Ed joins the crew he comes around to her as well. Lin used to work under Spike, but since Spike left the Red Dragons, he works under Vicious. The doctor responsible for waking her from cryosleep named her after his favorite song, "My Funny Valentine." He is a highly fastidious creature, taking great care in almost all of his daily tasks, but he shines brightest when he delicately cultivates his bonsai. Upon discovering that these defects were intentionally added by the Gate Corporation to ensure further revenue, Hex developed a plan to be executed 50 years in the future that would allow criminals to hijack the Astral Gate toll booths. The interviewer, describing Vincent as the "most evil character in the Bebop series", asked Watanabe if Vincent was his opportunity to "show something you couldn't get away with on TV". She is also known as the "Heavy Metal Queen", for her love of heavy metal music, which she considers "very soothing". , Voiced by: Unshō Ishizuka (Japanese); Beau Billingslea (English). Vicious believes that he is the only one who can kill, or "awaken" Spike, as Spike is the only one who can do the same for Vicious. 475 Pages. He appears briefly at the beginning of "Jupiter Jazz, Part I" and at the end of "Jupiter Jazz, Part II". It also lets Fad load his gun roulette-style, as detailed under. In the movie, she is seen with the same gun, in addition to her normal companion: a Glock 30. They make various claims about what they did before becoming old-timers, including bounty hunting, building the stargates, farming, piloting planes in a war, sinking the Bismarck, digging ditches, and crop-dusting. Many of the staff members had worked together previously. Watanabe said that he believes that many people would say that they empathize with Vincent and that "I even understand him". They are designed in a way that they could be easily distinguished. Manages to get one last chess game in with Edward. He shoots it open, setting off the explosive, and then reveals who he is. A thief who nabs a certain corgi from a research lab... and spends the rest of the episode trying to steal it back. In an interview with Watanabe, the interviewer referred to Lee Sampson, a character in the film who "unable to distinguish" death in real life and death in a video game, responding to the death of a video game avatar and the death of a security guard in an equally-detached manner; when the interviewer asked Watanabe whether he wanted to "question society's desensitization to violence" with a character who "truly feels the pain of death", Watanabe responded by saying that he did not intend to "make it a 'statement', as such". In "Ganymede Elegy", it turns out his code of honor — his responsibility, his need to do the right thing — made her feel like she never had the freedom to make her own mistakes. The real Londes is dead, or possibly never even existed — the young hacker is merely using his identity as a sockpuppet. Unless Vicious was the "someone" below... To someone within the syndicate who wanted to personally kill Spike; presumably, this "someone" was meant to be Vicious, but since, His death was probably to make way for the "Someone" in the syndicate to enter the story, but instead the series was cancelled before that "Someone" could show up. After her appearance in episode five, she's next seen in the finale where it turns out Vicious' goons got to her. Despite being among the main driving points for the series, Julia only appears in flashbacks until the final two episodes. thanks to the whole "drugs wrecked his hormones and made him grow breasts" thing. Voiced by: Tsutomu Isobe (Japanese); Daran Norris (English), The main antagonist of Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Vincent Volaju (ヴィンセント・ボラージュ, Vinsento Borāju) is the only survivor of a series of experiments conducted during the Titan War to build immunity to the lethal nanomachines that were secretly developed by the military. He's later betrayed by Vincent and is killed with the nanoweapons Vincent was using in his plot to eliminate mankind. She almost always refers to herself in the third person. After meeting Faye Valentine by coincidence, Julia is reunited with Spike. until Spike recognizes a photo of her with her late husband. He recognized her from a photo of her and her late husband, a famous bounty hunter named Ural Terpsichore. He is involved in organized crime in order to support his blind younger sister, Stella Bonnaro (ステラ・ボナーロ, Sutera Bonāro). He was a terrific guy – exactly the person you thought he was. Jet was once an investigator in the Intra Solar System Police (ISSP) for many years until he lost his arm in an investigation that went awry when his corrupt partner betrayed him. Other members were the writer Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mecha designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno. Putting him down yourself, only for him to recover his memories of you as he dies. The owner of the Bebop and perhaps the group's nominal leader, Jet Black is an ex-cop turn bounty hunter and by far the most old-fashioned, level-headed, and responsible member of the Bebop crew. Able to adapt to various situations, her philosophy is "When in Rome, do as the Romans do". The following is a list of major and minor characters from the anime series Cowboy Bebop, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and written by Keiko Nobumoto. Explore Wikis; Community Central; Start a Wiki; Search This wiki This wiki All wikis | Sign In Don't have an account? However, in the Titan flashbacks he is also seen to be remembering Julia. After leaving the Syndicate, Spike considers himself in Mao's "debt", and is motivated to confront Vicious for the first time when Mao is killed by two men in Vicious' employ. facing him is the subject of the final arc. Tongpu is then crushed underfoot by a giant robot in an animatronic parade. She cries for him when he admits he remembers her and their love for one another as he is dying. her body contains the neutralising agent for Vincent's deadly synthetic plague, She and Vincent have this relationship, and it got much worse when he became an. He's simply waiting for his body to go the way of his soul, and when it does, it's in a drift of snow. Ein (アイン, Ain) is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi brought aboard the Bebop by Spike after a failed attempt to capture a bounty. By the end of the series she learns to value her comrades, coming back to the Bebop when she realizes that it is the only home that she has left, naming it as the "only place I could return to". This is in reference to famed Brazilian musician Antônio Carlos Jobim. Scratch is just a lonely kid trapped in a vegetative state, lashing out at a world that deprived him of a life, a physical body. He is a ruthless, cunning, and power-hungry member of the Red Dragon Crime Syndicate in Tharsis, and is often referred to or depicted as a venomous snake (as opposed to Spike who is referred to as a swimming bird and the Syndicate Elders who see themselves as a dragon). Jet detains Rhint and later hands him over to police. 1. A flashback in Session 6 revealed that his apparently fully functioning right eye was surgically replaced by a cybernetic one (although Spike himself may not have conscious recollection of the procedure since he claims to have lost his natural eye in an "accident"). Category:Characters | Cowboy Bebop Wiki | Fandom. Even more so after he loses her once more, this time for good. Jet decides to go see her in hopes of getting a few answers about the past. Then he goes off to probably die in a suicide mission for revenge because he cannot let go of his past. The first person to join Spike and Jet on the Bebop, unless we're counting Ein. She also despises bounty hunters, which is too bad for Spike and company, since they will need her help to catch their latest target, a bomber called Decker. He remembers Electra in his final moments. Spike would, shooting him with the crystal bullet that. the video message left by her bubbly, innocent, slightly awkward younger self. However, it isn't her real name. Judy plays the stereotypical dumb blonde, and always appears in an open bolero jacket with nothing underneath, frequently wiggling her hips with excitement. Badass Crew: Spike, Jet and Fayecan all gun down criminals like there's no tomorrow and Ed has the capabilities to hack a damn ship and fly it around like a remote control toy. Faye's lost love, the lawyer who took her in when she first woke up from cryogenic hibernation. Her current pet cause is the Ganymede Sea Rat, an endangered species being marketed as a local delicacy, (despite the fact that, according to Ganymede native Jet, the sea rat tastes totally disgusting) but this may just be an excuse for her to act on a deep loathing of humanity. All that prowess comes from a rambunctious goofball who shows up to the party in aviator goggles, a very loose-fitting tank top, and violet compression shorts. First introduced in "Ballad of Fallen Angels", Annie informs Spike of Mao's assassination by Vicious. DC officials warn of violence as Trump supporters protest election loss. After they attempted to have Spike and Julia killed like he did once his first attempted coup failed, it's hard to feel too sorry when Vicious and his men murder all three of them. After saying goodbye to Jet and the crew, Spike decides to go. She also encounters one of her childhood friends, now an old woman, who still vaguely remembers her from before her accident. Episode 4. Cowboy Bebop is a Japanese anime television show aired from 1998 to 1999. Laughing Bull refers to Spike as "Swimming Bird", and calls Jet "Running Rock". his mind is active but his physical body is paralyzed. Also, the discovery of your relationship put you in mortal peril. it may be part of why Jet is quick to believe Udai's revelation that Fad was part of the ambush. Andy eventually gives up the cowboy persona, choosing instead to take up a samurai persona and call himself Musashi. The director of the creative team was Shinichirō Watanabe, his first job as director after assistant directing Macross Plus and Vision of Escaflowne. Earth is the thrid planet from the sun, after a major event that drastically changed the earth in the year 2022 it has become an almost dead world. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/CowboyBebop. Watanabe added that he does not create films to "particular message" and that films "naturally reflect the way we feel at the time". What is the most important thing to you? The Leader: Jet 4.2. The prison conducted drug experiments on him. He is also a talented pilot in his personal fighter, the Swordfish II, a modified racer. He even arranged for his operatives to carry chess pieces to let you know he had finally gotten back at you. Every Anime Fan Has A "Cowboy Bebop" Character That Matches Their Personality — Here's Yours *Crosses fingers hoping that I'm Ein* by Andy Golder. Lin's brother. Recurring characters would be only those who appear more than one episode but also V.T. Bounty Hunters: It's their job. Hex is a talented programmer widely considered to be a genius due to his long-standing hold of the Champion Seat of the CosmoNet Chess tournament series. It is later revealed that the Bebop was originally a fishing ship that Jet "customized" with larger engines. After more than half a century. Invokes it when he says dying on the way to Titan is a good way to go. The antagonist of the Cowboy Bebop movie (called Knockin' on Heaven's Door in the USA), he's apparently a terrorist hellbent on causing as much destruction as possible, and holds the highest bounty in recorded history on his head (300,000,000 wulongs). Spike Spiegel – a former member of the Red Dragon Crime Syndicate. Ein goes with her. Doing the right thing at least then noone can blame you for … Her Father, whose name on screen is Appeldelhi siniz Hesap Lutfen, recognizes her immediately despite misremembering her name and being unsure as to her gender, and leaves shortly after to continue his unending quest to document every asteroid that falls to Earth from the wreckage of the Moon. In a May 2013 interview, director Shinichiro Watanabe stated that it was up to the viewer to determine Spike's fate and that he thought that those who believed that he was simply asleep were "probably right". Vicious discovers the affair, however, and confronts Julia, telling her that she would have to kill Spike at the graveyard, or else they would both be killed. Turns into a full case at the end when Ed shuts off his connection to the internet, leaving him fully trapped inside his own mind. The crooked doctor who awakened her claims to have given her a false name, but he may have just been a jerk. Although appearing to be no more than 23 years old, Faye is actually around 77 years old, having been put into cryogenic freeze after a space shuttle accident, wherein she spent fifty-four years in suspended animation. Faye is supposedly her real name, as a high school classmate (by now an old disabled woman) recognises her and calls her by that name. It has been hinted that she came from Singapore on Earth, and was the daughter of a very wealthy family, as the city's famous Merlion statue features prominently in scenes of her childhood, and that memories and a film from her childhood showed her living in a large mansion. Watanabe responded by saying that such a thing was not the case, and that Vincent is "nothing more than my dark side". Sad but funny: the story she tells in the next episode, Vicious' pet bird is a cormorant, a bird that is known to have a short temper and leave acidic droppings. In her debut episode, she claims to be descended from Romani people, but it later becomes apparent that that was likely a lie. In the 4-way dogfight with Vicious and Spike, Gren's ship is severely damaged, forcing him to land. When Spike bumps into her, she is barely able to string a sentence together and quickly bolts instead of making one of her typical snarky or rude comments. Having spent years trapped in a lab, he values his freedom and will kill to protect it. She's also loyal to Spike; when presented with the Sadistic Choice, she chose to Take a Third Option and be hunted by Vicious rather than kill Spike. Initially Vicious' girlfriend and a Syndicate member herself, she and Spike started an affair that led to Spike offering to abandon the Syndicate and elope with her, despite the fact that the Syndicate punishes desertion with death. Although she doesn't find out Whitney is a con artist — much like her, except not nearly as skilled — until the end of the episode. He's the sole survivor of a series of experiments during the Titan War. Choose your favorite Cowboy Bebop quote. The Bebop is traveling through hyperspace near Mars. Ed permanently cuts off his access to the internet, leaving his mind trapped inside his body. Punch and Judy's appearances had no specific model; the characters had the style of typical television hosts. 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