Character Profiles

Spike's Profile



Age: 27
Birthday: June 26, 2044
Birth Place: Mars
Sign: Gemini (Earth: Cancer)
Blood Type: O
Family: unknown
Love: Julia
Hate: Vicious
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Quote: "I'm living in a dream I can't wake from."

Spike Spiegel is the leading man in Cowboy Bebop. With his tall, lanky build, rumpled necktie, and poofy greenish-black hair, Spike may look like a total slacker, but don't be deceived. Spike is a bounty hunter with a dark past. Oftentimes memories of past days will haunt him, especially images of a beautiful woman with blond hair named Julia, and a fierce man named Vicious. These two play a prominent role in Spike's life, even though it has been 3 years since he let that life 'die'. Since that time, Spike has watched the world through one eye that looks out, and another that faces the dream.

A former member of the Red Dragons mafia group, Spike left his past behind 3 years ago and now lives the life of a wanderer, sailing the cosmos alongside his trusted partner, Jet Black, in their ship, the Bebop. Always after a new prize to restock their dwindling money supply and put food on the table, Spike and Jet will get into all sorts of scrapes to hunt criminals down. Spike's skills at martial arts and with his gun help make him one someone you definitely do not want to mess with.

The Bebop isn't Spike's only spaceship. He is also the ace pilot of the Swordfish II, a smaller, faster vehicle that can be flown at planet level as well as in space. It is with the Swordfish II that Spike often has to make a hasty retreat from sticky situations. But through it all, Spike manages to keep a level head and oozes the aura of coolness that make him one of the best anime guys ever!


Vicious's Profile



Age: 27
Birthday: unknown
Birth Place: unknown
Sign: unknown
Blood Type: unknown
Family: unknown
Love: Julia
Hate: Spike
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One of the few plot threads that runs through Cowboy Bebop is Spike's relationship with the man called Vicious. Vicious is a badass villain who is out to get Spike for personal reasons. He is tall and thin, with shoulder length grayish hair and a sour expression. He always wears black and carries a sword as his weapon of choice. On his shoulder sits this huge bird that he takes everywhere. In a fight, Spike and Vicious seem to be pretty evenly matched. Perhaps this is because they share a past together. Apparently he and Spike were both once members of the Red Dragon Mafia group. They were partners and took care of Red Dragon Business together. But then a mysterious woman named Julia came on the scene and things between Spike and Vicious changed. There seems to have been some rivalry over Julia which made their friendship turn sour. It is very difficult to determine what exactly happened because all we get are brief glimpses of their past in Spike's flashback memories.

While Spike managed to get out of the Red Dragons three years previous to Cowboy Bebop's beginning, Vicious is still a member and is looking to take over. Spike left the group by 'dying', however Vicious knows about Spike's deception and has finally tracked him down. Vicious is a ruthless killer, and NOT someone you want to have after you! He definitely lives up to his name!