Tetsuya Tsurugi is a character from Great Mazinger (1974) and is a major reoccurring character in The Knights of the Multiverse. He's he pilot of the Great Mazinger and a founding member of The Knights, he fights alongside his wife Jun and "adoptive daughter" Emily to protect people from the forces of evil.
- 1 Personality
- 2 History
- 3 Relationships
- 4 Notes
Personality[edit | edit source]
Tetsuya is an extremely skilled pilot with a strong ethic code, and is very confident in Great's abilities. Unlike his adoptive brother Koji, he's more calm and collected on the battlefield, and listens to instructions fully from his teammates before charging straight into a fight, though as much as he hates to admit it, he can be as cocky and hot-headed as he is in some instances. He also have lots of self-doubt, and will blame often himself for a failed mission. While he can act rather cold sometimes, he still cares greatly about his teammates' safety, especially Jun and Emily, mostly stemming from how he never knew his real family, and strives to protect them no matter the cost.
History[edit | edit source]
Pre-Series[edit | edit source]
After defeating the Mycenae Empire, Tetsuya spent the next several years fighting alongside the Mazinger Team defend their earth against new threats, even teaming up with the Getter Team on numerous occasions. He would also frequently aid Earth Defense Command in operations against invading forces or terrorist groups, but would always prefer to keep his business focused on his family at the Photon Labs.
A few years later, Koji introduced the two to Emily, an android that could replicate Honey Kisaragi's Airborne Element Fixing Device that could summon a suit of armor at will and a sword that was as strong as either of Great Mazinger's Mazinger Blades (maybe even stronger). Though the two were hesitant about having her around at first, as time passed, the three grew close, with the two even adopting her as their own daughter, and even started homeschooling her.
Mini-Series[edit | edit source]
What seemingly started out as a perfectly normal day quickly spiraled into one of the weirdest in Tetsuya's life. The Getter Team hadn't reported in from their patrol in some times, so Koji made his way to the scene in Z soon after. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to make it as he flew through a red portal that suddenly appeared right in front of him, that spat him out in a forest of some sort. Knowing better than to just sit on his butt in such a strange place, Tetsuya soon got up and took a look around. Sure enough, he found a couple of young ladies being attacked by a group of one-eyed mechanical freaks. He and Great quickly made scrap metal out of them, and after "formally" introducing himself to them, he brought the kids onboard to look for some kind of answer as to their whereabouts.
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Relationships[edit | edit source]
Being Tetsuya's childhood friend, having been together since they first met after being orphaned at a young age, with no one to look after them, he and Jun share a strong bond. Though in the past he's been... less than supportive towards her feelings, the two have grown much closer over time, although he does still has some difficulty understanding her humor. She'll also be the one to pull Tetsuya out of his slums whenever he gets too in over his head or if he's just feeling down, and though he's not perfect at it, he's willing to do the same for her.
Emily[edit | edit source]
Tetsuya cares for Emily a lot, as much as he did Shiro when he was younger, loving her and regarding her as his adoptive daughter. While he had his doubts about her at first, he's very proud to see her becoming stronger the longer she stays with the Knights, and how well she's managed to connect to her teammates. Surprisingly though, he's actually a little jealous that she can remain that selfless while remaining so strong-willed, almost as much as he was when he was younger; to put it lightly, Tetsuya himself wasn't always much of a people-person, often looking out for himself, running off into battle first and getting into petty arguments with his teammates (especially with Koji and Ryoma), so he's very proud of her for not falling into the same trap he did.
Tetsuya is Koji's adoptive brother. Though the two still butt heads frequently due to each other's stubbornness, they still always have each other's backs in the toughest spots.
As fellow super robot pilots, Tetsuya respects Ryoma, Hayato and Michiru as brothers/sisters-in-arms, especially with Ryoma, who Tetsuya shares a friendly rivalry with. Though the two sometimes get into feuds about battle tactics, they'll usually compliant towards his instructions. However, while he does respect his as team leader (he especially proved he was capable during the Imperial Wars), Koji is usually the first one to point out the faults in his plans and is the most vocal upon the silliness of a given situation. He acts as his number two man (well, more like number three man when Hayato's around), taking charge in situations when Ryo is unavailable or to simply cover for him at home base so he can attend to other activities.
Tetsuya and Banjo don't get along in the least. He can't stand his uptight attitude and how he prefers to pilot Daitarn on his own, thinking that he and the other pilots "slow him down".
Notes[edit | edit source]
Like the other characters from the Mazinger Z series in KotM, Tetsuya's character model is based off of his appearance Mazinkaiser OVA.