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Those subjected to the phenomenon become violently hostile, suicidal, and share a hive mind collective with those who share the disease.
Akamatsu Industries, a group designated to research and counteract Algernon, head a covert squadron of Neuronoids, robots piloted by Dual Kinds to inspect areas exposed to contamination and neutralize any threats brought thereabout.
Keita Aono, a high school student, is brought into the fold after a chance encounter with a childhood friend, Hinoki Sai.
The titular hero of the series, Betterman, is a life form of superior physical and mental capabilities via adaptation of "seeds. His most common form is the humanoid "Betterman Lamia.
Algernon[ edit ] Algernon, the name of which itself derives from the book " Flowers for Algernon ", is never completely understood until the final moments of the series. Even then, it is left to the viewer to deduce what Algernon exactly is. Algernon seems to be, as mentioned, either a virus, or a sort of mutation.
However, it is in fact a natural method of preventing human perfection which is understood to be the root of evil. The battle between Algernon and Betterman is actually the process of human evolution. It is not entirely impossible that Algernon is everything that it is theorized to be.
Victims of Algernon show symptoms like those in the end chapters of "Flowers for Algernon," loss of intellect and emotional control but on a larger, more violent scale.
Shared continuity with The King of Braves GaoGaiGar[ edit ] Betterman takes place in the same world as The King of Braves GaoGaiGaras characters from both series make guest appearances in the story, though only a few minor links are visually made within the series itself and only one minor character from GaoGaiGar appears on a semi-constant basis.
Protagonists[ edit ] Keita Aono - The main human protagonist of the series, whose point of view most of the story is seen from.
Keita is a seventeen-year-old high school student who, through a chance reunion with his childhood friend Hinoki, finds himself recruited as a Head Diver for Akamatsu Industries.
He is quite different from the typical mecha pilot seen in most anime, being rather awkward and prone to panicking easily. However, on multiple occasions, he shows his willingness to place himself in danger to protect those he cares about.
He has especially high readings as a Dual Kind, and at one point is even able to pilot a Neuronoid by himself.
This is a result of a transplant of dura mater he received as an infant, due to a serious head injury, from a woman named Laurier Noir. Although he shows an attraction to several girls throughout the series, he is especially fond of Hinoki, and makes no secret of his desire to pursue a relationship with her, despite the rather apathetic attitude she often displays towards him.
Hinoki Sai - The daughter of a famous paleontologist, who was orphaned when her parents and older brother vanished during an expedition to the Ajanta Caves in India four years before the start of the series.
Hinoki acts in a sullen manner a majority of the time, and often derides her own intelligence when asked questions that she can not, or does not wish to, answer.
She is a childhood friend of Keita, but had not seen him in some time before their reunion in the first episode. Although she usually acts uninterested in his romantic advances, she shows on several occasions that she cares more for him than she lets on.
She also refers to him affectionately as "Kei-chan". She, like Keita, is seventeen when the series begins. Shigeru Akamatsu - The founder and president of Akamatsu Industries.
His company worked with Mode Warp in developing the Neuronoids, and he actively assists in their attempt to eliminate Algernon.Ever loved a book or story, and been unable to find another quite like it? Maybe we at Magic Dragon Multimedia can help to steer you in the right direction.
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Book By: Justin Kim/Period 5/Due Date: December 4, "Flowers for Algernon," a short story by Daniel Keyes, is a story of a 32 year old man named Charlie Gordon who has an aspiration to be smart.
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