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Saw "Metropolis" today and I fell in love with one of the characters. For those who don't know, Metropolis is an anime movie with some great anime people involved. Namely Osamu Tezuka and Katsuhiro Otomo. Osamu Tezuka is the godfather of animation (that's his title still today) and Katsuhiro Otomo directed the masterpiece "Akira". So naturally, I was excited.

And wasn't disappointed either. It wasn't the most moving film, though it had some stunning visual scenes (I'm tempted to rip it and start working on videos), but one character grabbed my attention throughout the whole film.

And that was Rock.

Rock was one of the sterotypical characters, but had his own charisma. For one he looks like a MIB agent and walks like one. He is very trigger-happy and he is hopelessly (note the hopelessly) dedicated to his father, even when his father expresses nothing but dislike for him.

And then enters Tima, Duke Red's personal project based on his daughter (she's a robot). And no, unlike the sterotypes, Rock doesn't directly show any jealously (though I'm sure it's there), but he throws everything on the line to kill her because he thought she wasn't WORTHY enough.

And even when his so-called father stripped on his rank, had him shot, Rock goes on believing in the guy.

His last words were when the robots started attacking them and he was dying, "I won't let such filth touch my father."

At the beginning, Duke Red said that Rock had to stop calling him father. And in those last moments, Duke Red felt for the son he never embraced, not even once.

I loved Rock. I'm going to write depressing Rock-centric fics, even if he doesn't have a fandom. He needs a hug.
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I´ve seen the Anime too. It was really sad how Rock clung to his father 'til the end. T_T

But I thought the jealousy was very evident even if he didn´t say it out loud his actions were enough to prove that.
Rock was awesome! Sadly, his aim is quite terrible! XD

He wants to save his father from loving something that is fake, it's sad that, in the end, he still suffered so much.

Could you believe he wasn't in the original manga? They made took him from another Osamu Tezuka story to give us another male character to compare the detective's nephew to. Rock's actualy the star of some other manga that I can't remember the name of but they mention it in the commentary or something.

A lot of us Rockman (MegaMan) fangirls absolutely loves how he resembles Blues (Protoman), Rockman's older brother. :3

Pika, glad you enjoyed it!
Rock wasn't there originally? ;__; He's so unloved (despite his horribly bad aim XD), but I so fell in love with his character. I'm writing a Rock-centric fic at the moment.

I SHALL JOIN YOU WITH YOUR ROCK FANDOM!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Rock...he's the best! Metropolis is awesome...w00t...