Michiru Saotome is a character from Getter Robo (1974) and is a major reoccurring characer in The Knights of the Multiverse. She acts as co-director of the New Photon/Saotome Labs alongside her old compatriot Sayaka Yumi, but she's more than willing to hop back into the pilot's seat to protect her world if she needs to.
Michiru is genuinely friendly and polite to anyone she meets, but can be rough with family and friends when she has to be. However, she's also possesses a strong will and is as capable of fighting just as willing to take any risk necessary to protect her loved ones just as much as any of her colleagues.
Michiru worked closely with her father on the Getter Project, and was originally set to act as an advance scout with her command machine. However, after the Dinosaur Empire rose up and attacked (as well as her brother Tatsuhito while piloting the Getter Robo prototype), she would frequently fight alongside her friends Ryoma, Hayato and Musashi to battle them, even sometimes taking over a Getter Machine whenever one of the pilots was unable to. After defeating the Hyakki Empire, she and the other Getter pilots would fight alongside the Mazinger team against other giant robots and monsters. During this time, Michiru also drew up some ideas for a new Getter Robo model before shelving it, considering they were now in a time of relative peace. As her father grew more closed-off to the outside world and focused on more... questionable uses of Getter Rays, she became the main representative for the Saotome Labs, joining in a partnership with Sayaka Yumi at the Photon Labs to work new scientific developments.
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Being partially created from her cells, Ruri and Michiru formed an immediate sibling bond.
With both taking over from their fathers as heads of their respective institutes, Michiru and Sayaka entered into a partnership where the two work on joint projects that focus on new defenses for EDC forces and other scientific breakthroughs. As business partners, The two had already formed a friendship during the Imperial Wars, and as business partners, they've formed an even tighter bond.
Michiru's role as co-director of the Lab is based off of her appearance in the New Getter Robo anime, and the design for her "director's outfit" is meant to be a mix between her design in that series and her original series counterpart.