Dr. Bernard is a character from Uchu Majin Daikengo and is a minor character in Knights of the Multiverse Season 1. Formerly a scientist working for the evil organization L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N., specializing in working in android A.I.'s, he retreated from the public eye after losing his only daughter Sophie to an avalanche and creating a robot that perfectly resembled his daughter, Rosy, where he hoped to live with her for the rest of his days. It didn't last long.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Bernard was a very... complex man. He was often neglectful to his first daughter, but after her death he was obsessed with recreating her image as an immortal robot (his words). He also believed that robots should only need to follow their master's orders, getting angry when Rosy disobeys her orders or does something he knows Sophie would never do.
History[edit | edit source]
Pre-Series[edit | edit source]
As previously stated, Bernard was once an evil scientist that specialized in developed A.I. for androids. He was so rapped up in his work that he would often neglect his only daughter, Sophie, even after his wife's death. He was eventually recruited by the evil organization L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N., where he was present for the group's plot to create a new Ice Age, and he was among the handful that managed to escape capture. From there, he spent the next several months plotting his next move for when the organization would come out of the shadows once more.
However, that all changed that winter, when an avalanche destroyed all of his research material... along with Sophie. Consumed by distraught and guilt, he retreated from his employers the public eye and created a robot replica of his lost child, retreating from the public and raising the robot as a second daughter in secrecy. He was initially kind and happy with his second Sophie, but he soon got tired and frustrated with her when she started acting more independent, even going so far as to hit her when she spoke out of turn or did something he knew the original Sophie would never do.
Season 1[edit | edit source]
Skills & Equipment[edit | edit source]
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Though he might've neglected her from time to time, Bernard loved Sophie a great deal, as seen by how distraught he became when she was killed.
Though he does care about his second Sophie, he gets very angry at her when she either doesn't follow his orders exactly or when she displayed a personality trait that he knew Sophie didn't have. He ultimately showed his love for her when he took a blast meant for her, realizing that he couldn't bare the thought of losing his second daughter.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Bernard is one of the few L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. scientists to come from a show other than Phineas and Ferb.
The original Dr. Bernard was a part of a human settlement on the planet Coolinia, but the planet was undergoing an eternal glaciation due to it loss of its sun's rays. Bernard was sure he could save his planet by controlling its orbit (70's Super Robot space shenanigans), but the villains of the series captured him, seeking to the plans that would allow them to control all the planets in the galaxy. Bernard stoically endured all the torture they inflicted on him, keeping it secret that the documents were hidden in the body of the robot replica of his daughter, Roscarl (Rosy). For his KotM counterpart, his reason for being attacked and tortured is simplified down to his former employers wanting to tie up loose ends and eliminate anyone who left the group (because they're just really petty).
Bernard's characterization in the original Daikengo was pretty all over the place: one minute he's begging his fellow colony settlers to take Roscarl (Rosy) with them while they were escaping the planet, the next he smacks her in the face for returning to get him and saying that "Robots just need to follow their master's orders", and then not long after mourning over her destroyed body. So, to help his characterization a little bit, his personality gets a little bit of Adaptational Villainy and is slightly inspired by Astro Boy's Dr. Umataro Tenma, another scientist that lost his child to an accident and sought to bring the back in the form of a robot with weapons to defend itself, but ended up getting angry at it for not matching up to their standards.