Daphne in the wood (bromantic) wrote,
Daphne in the wood
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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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