Dr. Saotome is a character from Getter Robo (1974) and is a supporting character in The Knights of the Multiverse. He is the father of Michiru Saotome and the creator the Getter Robo series of robots.
Though he use to be very compassionate and gentle, as he has continued to delve deeper into the study of Getter Rays, Saotome became more distant from his family & colleagues, and started conducting more... interesting experiments with the use of Getter Rays, including the creation of Ruri. He's become very self-centered, being quick to berate anyone who think differently than his ideals, even his own daughter.
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Saotome's character model is based off of his appearance in Getter Robo Armageddon, while the other Getter Robo characters' appearances are based off of those from Super Robot Wars X Omega.