Emily Tsurugi-Hono (or Model No. 815Z) is a character from Astro Boy (2003 and is a major character in The Knights of the Multiverse. She's an android built in the appearance of a ten year old girl that was adopted by Tetsuya Tsurugi and Jun Tsurugi-Hono as their daughter, and has the ability to summon a powerful suit of armor and a sword.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Emily is a strong, kind-hearted, and determined young gynoid that will (at least try to) do anything she puts her mind to. Taking the lessons from her adoptive father and uncle Koji's tales of heroism, she has a strong passion for protecting others and fighting evil, often motivated to stand and fight against anyone who threatens her friends/family, or anyone, really. Heck, her courage even sometimes spreads to everyone else on the team, especially her "cousin" Nyoka and the group's younger members.

But she's also very friendly, not minding hanging out with people that come off as "eccentric" or strange to everyone else (and trust me, on a team like this, that's a very good mindset to have). However, she's also one of the most reliable members of the team, always being there for her friends and tries to support them in any way she can, almost without fail. However, this isn't some surface-level nice-girl traits programmed into her. While she may have inherited her father's fiery fighting passion, she also inherited her mother's heart, which transferred into her valuing family above everything else. She views the Knights as her family: to her, they simply ARE her brothers and sisters (with the exception of Agnes for... personal reasons), and as such, loves them very much and is very dedicated to fighting with them, hanging out with them, and she will almost always be the first one to speak up about a rescue mission for when one of her friends gets captured.

History[edit | edit source]

Pre-Series[edit | edit source]

Emily was created several years before the events of the series in an experiment to replicate Honey Kisaragi's Airborne Element Fixing Device (with Honey's permission, of course), with her armor being based off of her Armor Knight form. Needless to say, the project was a success, with Emily able to summon her armor at will, having a sword that was as strong as either of Great Mazinger's Mazinger Blades (maybe even stronger) and, of course, developing a full consciousness like all other androids on Earth Prime. She was handed over to the pilots of the Great Mazinger and Govarian, Tetsuya Tsurugi and his wife Jun, to help her get control over her powers and to see the world. As time passed, she started to develop bonds with the veteran pilots, with the two even adopting her as their own daughter, and even started homeschooling her.

Mini-Series[edit | edit source]

Emily made her first appearance in when the Knights arrived on Earth Prime. There, a large crate being transferred in the New Photon/Saotome Labs' hanger bay had snapped off, falling towards the group. Acting fast, she flew up and grabbed it just before Tom and Amity destroyed it (I mean, come on, there was valuable stuff in there. Blowing it up would just be irresponsible).

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Season 3[edit | edit source]

Skills & Equipment[edit | edit source]

In her normal form, Emily displays no special skills, not even normal android abilities like enhanced agility, though she does have slightly enhanced strength.

  •  "Ears"

Emily's antennae ears are able to receive all kinds of radio transmissions.

  • Sensors

Emily has a tiara-like headband lined with sensors, and a matching row of sensors on her chest, resembling a necklace.

Battle Mode[edit | edit source]

Emily is able to equip a set of armor via vocal command (in this case, her shouting "Battle Up!") and is indicated by the buttons on her chest and forehead glowing yellow. This gives her new armor for her lower arms & legs, a new chest plate & extra armor on her skirt.

  • Armor

Emily's armor gives her a huge boost in strength (increasing it 10 fold) and jet thrusters on her boots, and is capable of taking a good amount of damage. She's also able to spawn only a couple pieces at a time, most notably her boots so she can fly and get around much easier.

  • Rocket Boots

Emily gains a pair of steel "boots" that allow her to fly at great speeds. The spikes on her kneepads and the sharpened blades on her feet also make for really good close-combat weapons.

  • Hand Beam

Emily is able to fire Photon Beams from the backs of her hands, with three built into each hand.

  • Rocket Punch

Much like her father's Super Robot, Emily can launch both of her forearms like rockets at tremendous speed.

  • Sword

Despite its simple appearance, Emily's golden sword is surprisingly powerful. It's strong enough to slice through most metals and deflect most lasers. It can even absorb electrical attacks and fire them back at the attacker.

  • Boomerang Blade

A move she sort of made up on the spot, Emily can throw her sword similarly to a Getter Tomahawk Boomerang or Usagi's Moon Tiara Boomerang, often acting like either a buzz-saw and slicing right through her opponent or planting itself deep into their chest.

  • Thunder Break

By absorbing a bolt of electricity either provided by Great Mazinger or some other form of electricity, Emily is able to replicate her adoptive father's signature move by releasing it back at her opponent in a powerful burst.

Combo Attacks[edit | edit source]

  • Moon Spiral Rocket Punch

Combo attack w/ Usagi: Emily clutches her hands together and fires her forearms like Jeeg's Knuckle Bomber, and Usagi boosts it with a blast from her Moon Princess Halation, with the fists spiraling like a drill as they accelerate forward.

  • Double Fire Lancer

Combo attack w/ Agnes: The duo surround themselves in Agnes's fire aura and charge forward incredibly fast, with Emily's sword absorbing much of the fire's strength.

  • Moon Spiral Shine Spark

Combo attack w/ Usagi & Getter Liger: After charging up the Shine Spark, Emily and Usagi fire their Moon Spiral Rocket Punch, meeting at the tip of Liger's Drill Arm, increasing Liger's speed and delivering a much more powerful blow to the opponent.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Tetsuya Tsurugi & Jun Tsurugi-Hono[edit | edit source]

Tetsuya and Jun are the most important people in Emily's life, viewing the two as her mother and father. She's always willing to help them in their projects, and is quick to protect them, even at the cost of her own life. She used to cling pretty tight to the two of them before the events of the series, but as she started spending more time with Usagi, she started spending less and less time with them, though she still helps them out whenever she can. Of course, she does get annoyed by all of their bickering from time to time, and she'll be quick to call them out on their antics.

Koji Kabuto & Sayaka Yumi[edit | edit source]

As he is Tetsuya's adoptive brother, Emily thinks of Koji as her uncle, and his wife, Sayaka, as her aunt.

Nyoka[edit | edit source]

Despite being created by different people and technically being cousins, Emily and Nyoka act more like simple sisters, with Emily being more the outgoing and courageous of the duo.

Honey Kisaragi[edit | edit source]

As one of Koji's longtime friends, and of course since her design and transformation ability was based off of her, Emily views Honey as an Aunt of sorts, even to the point of acknowledging her as "Aunt Honey" (though, of course, there aren't any blood (oil?) ties), and loves her very much.

Honey Jr.[edit | edit source]

Agnes[edit | edit source]

When Emily first met Agnes, she felt something... unusual. Her fiery hair, her soft brown eyes, her gentle behavior, something about all of it made Emily feel... well, something she'd never felt before.

Getter Team[edit | edit source]

Ruri Saotome[edit | edit source]

Ruri was the first true friend that Emily made outside the "family", and the same is true for Ruri. As such, the two have a strong, sister-like bond.

Usagi Tsukino[edit | edit source]

Usagi is Emily's best friend, the two (aside from Ruri, of course) often getting into their own side missions while the other Knights are doing more "serious" tasks. She's also very important in Emily's own journey, as Usagi pushing her into trying new things gave her the inspiration to act more independent.

Ayako[edit | edit source]

At first, Emily had a harder time trusting Ayako than Usagi after how much damage she had done (remember, she was the first of L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.'s 'droids to turn to their side). However, she warmed up to her soon enough, and the two formed a solid friendship, mostly thanks to their connections to Usagi.

Starscream[edit | edit source]

Sunset Shimmer & Kamille Bidan[edit | edit source]

Amity Blight[edit | edit source]

Candace Flynn[edit | edit source]

Emily and Candace are usually the first ones to geek out when they meet one of the old guard from the Allied Robot Corps. Aside from that though, they don't interact too often, though they are still decent friends.

Lulli[edit | edit source]

Lorelai Heinrich[edit | edit source]

Rosy[edit | edit source]

Asuka Langley Soryu[edit | edit source]

Mohm[edit | edit source]

Atros[edit | edit source]

Tobikage[edit | edit source]

Lime[edit | edit source]

L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

In her original incarnation, Emily actually had her own robotic mother and father units, and was part of a space colony project designed to study how human families could live in space (they hadn't developed Gundam-style colonies yet), where Emily enjoyed hearing her father's stories about the Blue Knight, a powerful robot that was fighting for robot independence. When a anti-robot strike force kidnapped her parents, Emily immediately volunteered herself to the Blue Knight to become a super soldier, since while her life was part of a simulation, Emily's emotions and dreams were very much real. She went through the modifications to become a battle-bot knowing that her memories could be deleted forever, but took the chance, caring more about saving her parents from slavery. Luckily, Emily was fully restored, and decided she didn't want to be a warrior anymore. Obviously not everything from this characterization make its way into this version of the character, but elements from it are sprinkled throughout her appearances in this show, such as her dedication to saving her friends when they get captured or killed, her strong love for her family, and love of stories.

Emily being picked for the role of Usagi's best friend is mostly thanks to their many parallels (well, the ones given to Emily in KotM, at least), such as transformations to make them stronger and fight powerful foes, hearing stories about the heroes of their world's pasts & being inspired to live up to their parental figures' legacies, and (the most obvious one) pink being their main colors. This also creates a bit of contrast between her and Atros.

Like many of her android counterparts in the series, Emily's sensors on her head and chest seem to only be there for decoration in her original depiction. Here, they are used to call upon her armor.

Emily's armor has been slightly redesigned & repurposed. Inspired by the sets of armor seen in Ronin Warriors or Saint Seiya, she's able to call onto it for battle and have its parts combine with her base form, unlike in the original where it was simply a upgrade. It also flashes onto her body, sort of like Mega Man X's armor upgrades. Her face was also changed in the original series to give her blank, expressionless red eyes and replace her five "buttons" were replaced by five spikes, most likely to represent how much the upgrade has changed her from the young girl she was created to resemble. Here, she just maintains her normal head, and even maintains her skin-like armor on her upper arms and legs. Her armor also has a few additional weapons:

  • The Rocket Punch was added, obviously, as another parallel to Mazinger Z.
  • The armor's Hand Beams are based off of Grendizer's move of the same name, right down to the design, and can be kind of seen as her version of Mazinger's Photon Beam.
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