4. Even more so after he loses her once more, this time for good. Also, the discovery of your relationship put you in mortal peril. 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. Most characters of the main cast of Cowboy Bebop have a deep sense of loneliness or resignation to their past and future. She meets Spike by chance when he infiltrates a bio-weapon lab fronting as a pharmaceutical company where she works. It doesn't seem to occur to Ed that she could have taken him. On Titan he fought beside Vicious, whom he admired and found encouragement in. 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. Mao Yenrai served as a captain or Capo to the Elders and was a mentor to both Vicious and Spike. 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. until she finds out the show has been cancelled. Voiced by: Mickey Curtis (Japanese); Nicholas Guest (English). Hex, now old and senile, is living peacefully inside of a bohemian junk heap floating in outer space. 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). His old syndicate has also been chasing him ever since, looking to take the Bloody Eye back and kill Asimov. Each character is given a unique personality. After he leaves, Faye cries. After meeting Faye Valentine by coincidence, Julia is reunited with Spike. However, unknown to Jet, Fad has been on the syndicate payroll for years, and his motives aren't as simple as he pretends... A mushroom-smuggling bounty head who Ed (almost) catches on Io. Grencia Mars Elijah Guo Eckener (グレンシア・マルス・エリヤ・郭・エッケナー, Gurenshia Marusu Eriya Guo Ekkenā) was a soldier for the war on Titan, and appears in the two-part episode "Jupiter Jazz". Always with her cat, Zeros, she appears in the episode "Heavy Metal Queen". 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". Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (Japanese); Wendee Lee (English)[5]. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org. In the ensuing fight, Spike throws a knife into Tongpu's leg. While being transported to a secure facility for observation, Tongpu escaped with the intention of exacting revenge, but eventually came to enjoy the act of killing. She brags and takes care of herself, never trusting others, cheating and lying her way from one day to the next. Then he goes off to probably die in a suicide mission for revenge because he cannot let go of his past. A skilled and remorseless assassin working for the Red Dragon Syndicate who dresses entirely in black, seems to have little emotion and to care about nothing, and who will not hesitate to kill anyone who gets in his way. The latter has Ed. The store is ambushed by the Syndicate while Spike and Julia are there, and Julia is shot and killed as she and Spike try to escape across the rooftops. Ed's generally carefree attitude and energy act as a counterpoint to the more solemn and dark aspects of the show. He is also a talented pilot in his personal fighter, the Swordfish II, a modified racer. He and Spike butt heads while both try to catch a serial bomber known as the Teddy Bomber, but the two end up fighting each other instead, repeatedly allowing the fugitive to escape. A trio of elders who rule the syndicate as the highest authority within the Red Dragon. Is it really surprising that, He's also one to Jet. Upon the brink of death, he asks to be returned to Titan - perhaps the last place he felt he belonged anywhere. "Hex was furious. She can handle herself exceptionally well in spite of her slight appearance, displaying at least once in the series (in "Cowboy Funk") that she has a powerful punch. After hearing the news, Jet's old partner Fad encourages Jet to team up together and try to bring Udai in. A captain within the Red Dragon, shown as A Father to His Men. considering she appeared in the side story "Cowboy Bebop: U.T." Two years later, Gren rescues Faye from a street fight and takes her to his apartment. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. the arsenal he keeps under his suit jacket. And their violent deaths are well-deserved too, considering the. Not aliens or a bored hacker, just a very advanced, very lonely CPU in charge of a network of laser-equipped satellites around Earth. thanks to the Astral Gate Incident somehow seemingly freezing him in time. Earth . The Mars-based crime syndicate to which Spike was once a part of. Upon awakening from her 54-year cryogenic sleep, not only was she saddled with a massive amount of debt that she had no means to pay, but she was also diagnosed with total amnesia, a stranger in a mysterious world that she was not a part of and did not understand, surrounded by people who claimed to be helping her but were only there to take advantage of her naiveté. He failed to realize his partner was in league with the Syndicate and walked right into a trap. He was a scientist who started searching for a way to transmit what he considered the soul into data to upload to the internet, but disappeared over half a century ago. She almost always refers to herself in the third person. He talks to her and then leaves, but later he finds out that Alisa's new boyfriend, Rhint, is wanted for murder. What he is exactly is only implied, as Spike interrupts the answer and says he doesn't want to know. He appears briefly at the beginning of "Jupiter Jazz, Part I" and at the end of "Jupiter Jazz, Part II". Ed prefers to run around in bare feet, mostly just for fun, but also because her toes are just as dexterous at a keyboard as her fingers and she can make good use of all twenty digits to outpace just about any other hackers she might bump into. Faye Valentine goes to take an Off Screen Shower on the Bebop. 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. The hosts of the TV show Big Shots, which gives information about criminals to bounty hunters. If not, he has turned some of the men that the Elders think are loyal and will assign to execute him, and they can try again. Spike meets her in a bar while on hunt for an explosive-smuggling criminal named Decker. Ed and Faye simultaneously begin closing in on chasing down their pasts, in Ed's case partly through Faye's encouragement that finding the place where you belong is the best thing a person can do. 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. Spike and Faye encounter him on Jupiter's moon Callisto, where he plays saxophone in a bar called the Rester House. Jet detains Rhint and later hands him over to police. BuzzFeed Staff BuzzFeed Quiz Party! A petty criminal from Venus, Roco is on a plane when Spike and Faye prevent it from being hijacked. When she dies, so dies the last real hope Spike had for his life. Protagonist Spike Spiegel won Best Male Character, and Megumi Hayashibara won Best Voice Actor for her role as Faye Valentine in the 1999 and 2000 Anime Grand Prix, respectively. All three make a cameo appearance in episode 11 of Blood Blockade Battlefront, another series by the same animation studio as Cowboy Bebop. Toshihiro Kawamoto (川元 利浩, Kawamoto Toshihiro, born July 15, 1963 in Mie Prefecture) is a Japanese animator.He is co-founder and director of the anime studio Bones.He was character designer and animation director of Cowboy Bebop When Spike Spiegel confronts Vicious in a back alleyway at night, Lin steps in and shoots Spike with a tranquilizer bullet. Lin accompanies Vicious to the Red Eye deal atop a roof, where they encounter Gren. When she finally remembers her childhood home while taking a shower, she emerges in a daze and is almost speechless. Gren requests that Spike help him back into his ship and tow it out into space, allowing him to die on a final voyage to Titan. 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. Her job was to make it look legit when her contact would slide her a very special poker chip, but unfortunately there was a mix up when she mistook Spike for her contact, and hilarity quickly ensued. I think that actually he likes her quite a bit. completely forget where he left Ed, on top of accidentally abandoning Ed. Cowboy Bebop Anime Guide Volume 4 states that since the names of the three old men appear once, it is not certain whether the names Antonio, Carlos, and Jobim are their real names. The Van is also shown to be indulgent toward Vicious initially, which eventually creates their demise. Vicious took advantage of Gren's friendship to frame him for espionage during the war on Titan, resulting in Gren being sent to prison. The series has received a TV-14 rating in the United States, while six episodes received a TV-MA and three episodes receiving a TV-PG. Many of the staff members had worked together previously. Shin is killed shortly before Spike reaches Vicious. After saying goodbye to Jet and the crew, Spike decides to go. Spike eventually puts it together — she's Victoria Terpsichore. The real Londes is dead, or possibly never even existed — the young hacker is merely using his identity as a sockpuppet. If his first assassination attempt succeeds, awesome. He dies of old age when the game ends. His arm was replaced with a cybernetic limb—an operation later revealed to be by choice as biological replacements were possible. Spike responds, "You know better than anyone, without looking. Vicious was Spike's partner in the Red Dragon crime syndicate until they fell into conflict over Julia. He's later betrayed by Vincent and is killed with the nanoweapons Vincent was using in his plot to eliminate mankind. Anti-Hero Team: Their … ruthlessly slaughters them when he decides it's his turn to take over the Red Dragon. In the ensuing battle, Lin dies to protect Vicious. The Gate Accident literally took. He is also a skilled mechanic and pilot. He is usually dressed in a blue lounge suit, black skinny tie, with a yellow shirt and Lupin III-inspired boots. 1. Faye's lost love, the lawyer who took her in when she first woke up from cryogenic hibernation. Unfortunately for them and the police alike, Asimov is superhuman killing machine as long as he's using the Bloody Eye. Mad Pierrot Tongpu (real name unknown) was part of an experiment to create the perfect assassin by a secret organization referred to only as Section 13. Throughout the series and the movie, three rude, foul-mouthed, crotchety old men make frequent appearances, as speaking characters, or in the background during scenes. Spike escapes when a cat distracts Tongpu and gives him time to blow up a gas canister. He wanted the fake arm as a reminder of the consequences of his actions. The show provides information on various bounty heads, but is often unreliable. the video message left by her bubbly, innocent, slightly awkward younger self. He flies a sleek custom designed Mono Racer, red-painted, atmosphere capable spacecraft called Swordfish II. 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. Considering her disdain for bounty hunters, it is believed that her husband was killed while pursuing a bountyhead. hatches a successful plan to kill them and take control himself. Asteroid Blues is the first Session in the Cowboy Bebop anime series. Other members were the writer Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mecha designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno. Both the Hammerhead and the Bebop are able to land on water, and have a fishing theme. Or is it? http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/CowboyBebop. Leaves the Bebop with Ed an episode before the finale, in "Hard Luck Woman". Though several pieces of promotional artwork featuring a younger Vicious and Spike have the pair smoking so perhaps he has quit by the present. Despite being among the main driving points for the series, Julia only appears in flashbacks until the final two episodes. Spike is sent a personal invitation to Spaceland, a theme park, by Tongpu. 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