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I've made it no secret that I LOOOOOOOOOVE Cyborg 009, and for one of those reasons is the character designs. Mostly because a lot of them are random and don't make a lot of sense. :D For example, you had the "Mythos Cyborg Arc", which brought us anthropomorphic furry characters! Like the sexy panther man, and also this hippo dude! This is Hippo Man (known as Nereus in the 2001 anime) In the original manga, he had powerful nostrils and stretchy arms... And that's about it. He get beaten pretty easily, and then Cyborg 007 posed as him a few chapters. In the anime, he's pointless comedy relief with no real abilities!

Since Hippo Man is a really out of place character, you rarely see him in Cyborg 009 material. Despite this, he somehow showed up as a cameo in the "Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman" movie, as pictured here. In this part, the Mythos Cyborgs are mentioned by the "High Teen Numbers", who are fairly generic anime movie villains. Kind of weird that they would go out of their way to draw Hippo Man, considering how obscure and silly of a character is. They also gave him a cross-eyed "derp" expression for some reason. I get the feeling that the movie's artist just really wanted to draw a hippo, so they let him draw Hippo Man for this one scene. :D And yes, he is wearing a tutu.

I decided to put this pic up since you can't really find it online. Due to Hippo Man's low volume of appearances outside of the manga, it's hard to find any pictures of him. Still, I managed to snag this from the film. I thought since the battle with him does involve shapeshifting, and hippos are awesome, that it would be relevant to post it here. I do not own this character nor do I own the rights to anime. I'm just posting it here cuz I love hippos and I want to share 'em. :)
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:iconeagleknight226:
Eagleknight226 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
Why do Panther men need to be sexy? (Star Fox I’m looking at you, eh he’s pretty cool as a character tho)
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Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
He is, though I prefer the hippo. :)
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Eagleknight226 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
Eh, to be honest whenever I see a character I personally never judge their designs completely unless I think it’s relevant (like all panthers being “sexy” for some reason) and when I look for a good character I mainly look at their personality, development and story arc’s ex: people say Dust an Elysian Tale is for furries but the story and characters are SO GOOD that I just don’t care about them being animals and I get annoyed especially when they are used as objects only made to fuel someone else’s erotic fantasies just because they have a design that can fit their lust. Like stuff such as boob inflation, hyper and disproportionate muscle growth, naked pics etc. Because people worked so hard on the characters and story only for them to be completely objectified
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Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Geez, what's with the overtly long paragraph? :D I have no problem with people making art or weird fetish stuff out of characters, it's a fact of life. They have every right to do so and there is no law against it.
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Eagleknight226 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
Oh, sorry: it can be a long topic for me. In short I just dislike that type of stuff because it’s (in my opinion) very insulting and demeaning for what the creators worked so hard to make, though I will at least respect their rights and allow it to continue; I guess I just wanted to get that pent up thought out. I guess they can have their fantasy if they want
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TeiOuja Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Ah the Mythos Cyborg Arc. Also known as that one time Shotaro Ishinomori took one too many joints.
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Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that was a weird arc. Especially how it ended with a giant volcanic explosion and cryptic text the implies EVERYONE DIED, even the cyborgs. Though they later changed the text so they could open it up for later arcs.
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TeiOuja Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
XD 
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:iconmonkey-scientist:
Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
But yeah, wouldn't mind swapping bodies with Hippo Man. He's a cutie. :D
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:iconteiouja:
TeiOuja Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
XD
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:iconmonkey-scientist:
Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
*Hippo Man's stretchy arms grab me* Wuh oh!
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:iconteiouja:
TeiOuja Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Dangit! Here we go again.
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:iconmonkey-scientist:
Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Looks like he wants to swap as well! *Hippo Man pulls me in and begins to glow*
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Gamer-Foxx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The image just reminded me of your house-hippo story.
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:iconmonkey-scientist:
Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I guess it is similar in some respects. :D
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Gamer-Foxx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, except you ended up sleeping for 16 hours and eating peanut butter
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:iconmonkey-scientist:
Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I did not! *Makes hippo noises and eats peanut butter* :D
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Gamer-Foxx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes you did, you're even doing it right now.
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:iconmonkey-scientist:
Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You're acting as if I still am one! :D
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:icongamer-foxx:
Gamer-Foxx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you wouldn't be making hippo noises if you weren't one.
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