Hayato Jin is a character from Getter Robo and Is a main character in The Knights of the Multiverse. A founding member of The Knights, he pilots Getter Liger alongside his longtime friend Ryoma Nagare and significant other Michiru Saotome.
Personality[edit | edit source]
A master of strategy, Hayato is acts with a general no-nonsense attitude who does whatever he feels is necessary. He will usually be the one coming up with battle tactics and giving "helpful" suggestions to the rest of the team. He's also well known for his brutal honesty, as he believes that there's no point in spreading lies to "make someone feel better".
History[edit | edit source]
Pre-Series[edit | edit source]
Mini-Series[edit | edit source]
On a seemingly normal day, Hayato, Ryoma and Michiru took the Getter out on patrol. Suddenly, they flew through a mysterious red portal, appearing next over top of a large forest.
Season 1[edit | edit source]
K.I.A.[edit | edit source]
In the battle with L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.'s Getter Robo imposter, Gekiganger III, after a long and grueling battle, Gekiganger managed to get behind the mech and stabbed it in the back with its lance, piercing right through Hayato's cockpit, slashing him through the side. Never one to go out the easy way, Hayato built up just enough strength to perform a Getter Change Attack, bringing the imposter down for good. Knowing that he at least got the job done, Hayato finally slipped away inside his cockpit, knowing that his old friends could handle whatever came next.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Ryoma and Hayato are close comrades, with Hayato acting as sub-leader of Getter Team. Though the two still get into arguments about certain strategies, they've both still got each other's backs in the pilot's seats and out.
As long-standing partners in battle on their earth, Hayato considers Koji and Tetsuya as brothers-in-arms.
When he first met Candace, Hayato thought of her as nothing more than another overly-enthusiastic, clumsy fangirl with some... eccentric outbursts. However, when he learned of her surprising intelligence and investigative skills, mixed with her never-give-up attitude, he began to see her in a new light. He then took her under her wing to help her realize her true potential. He then decided to take her under his wing and help her to both assist her with mathematical and scientific matters and assist her in getting through her social issues.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Like Ryoma, Hayato's character model used in KotM is the same one used from his appearance in the Getter Robo ArmageddonOVA, with some slight adjustments to match his appearance in the 1974 anime. For his appearance in flashbacks, his model is based off the one used in Super Robot Wars X Omega.
Hayato's death is very much inspired by, arguably, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann'smost pivotal scene, Kamina's death, mostly in how it subsequently leads to the development of other characters (like Kamina's death did with Simon), as well as to help solidify the "any one can die at any time" rule for the series.