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Doctor Anton (アントン博士 Anton Hakase) is a scientist working for Jark Matter. He is the creator of the Champ series.

It is revealed that he has two distinct personalities; his good side was murdered by Scorpio, while his evil side managed to survive into the present.

Character History

Dr. Anton had worked as a scientist for Jark Matter for hundreds of years, creating many of Jark Matter's weapons, including a series of fighting machines based off a cow. Over the years, Dr. Anton has also cybernetically modified his body in order to stay alive. However, his good personality was always interfering with his research, thus he separated his evil consciousness into a machine which enabled him to live forever.

Later, the good Dr. Anton took one of the cow-type fighting machines named Champ as he fled Jark Matter, reprogramming Champ into a robot for justice. The good Dr. Anton was later killed by Scorpio for being a traitor to Jark Matter, with his brother Stinger being too late to save him.

The evil Dr. Anton continued to survive into the present as a member of Jark Matter.

Attempting to turn key V on planet Toki in the Tokei System, Champ met an illusion of the seemingly benevolent Dr. Anton only to find himself paralyzed by his creator with two Tsuyoindavers sent to attack him. Saved by Sasori Orange, Champ regained his senses and turned the key, confused by his creator's behavior. Space.25: Planet Toki, the Boy's Determination!

Dr. Anton was responsible for the reconstruction of Kukuruga, as well as Tecchu and Akyanba, in the Jark Matter Laboratory. His voice informed Kukuruga that the Kyurangers were headed for Kaien. Space.36: The Legend That Sleeps in Lucky's Homeworld

On planet Ghem in the Perseus System, Dr. Anton performed a modification surgery which transformed Madakko to Karo Mecha Madakko, sacrificing her regenerative ability for greater power. Dr. Anton was ordered by Don Armage, who realized that Tsurugi Ohtori was seeking to gather the Kyutamas needed to break the barrier protecting Southern Cross, to protect the constellation systems. Anton assured the Shogun that the relevant Karos had their orders, and that Madakko at his side on Ghem. Anticipating the arrival of the Kyurangers for the Perseus Kyu Energy, Dr. Anton provided Mecha Madakko with a remote which she would use to activate Champ's berserker circuit. Space.38: Flaming Spheres! The 9 Crisis Strike!

Later, as Lucky led a group of Kyurangers to the Perseus System, they encountered a rebuilt Mecha Madakko, who caused Champ to go berserk before deactivating him and taking him back to Dr. Anton's hideout to be reverted back to his original purpose as a weapon of destruction. Dr. Anton then trapped the Kyurangers into an RPG-styled world, turning them into RPG-styled characters and preventing them from transforming. In this setting, Dr. Anton was known as the Demon King (魔王 Maō).

Dr. Anton later revealed that he had a berserker circuit installed near Champ's heart, and that attempting to destroy the circuit would most likely damage Champ's heart and kill him. However, Stinger, who reached Dr. Anton's hideout, was able to partially reawaken Champ with a song dedicated to him, and used his tail to destroy the berserker circuit whilst only barely missing Champ's heart, reverting Champ back to his original self. At this point, the good Dr. Anton reappeared once more in spirit, looking on in approval as Champ's heart of justice was regained once more.

As the Kyurangers escaped from the RPG-styled world and defeated the two Champ 0s sent by Dr. Anton, Mecha Madakko took Dr. Anton and fled to another location. Space.39: The Great Adventure of Perseus

Personality

Dr. Anton had two distinct personalities. His good side always believed in justice, and made sure that his technological creations were built for good, as shown when he created Champ. His evil side was the complete opposite, making use of his creations for evil and was willing to do anything to ensure his work continued to stay on in the universe, going so far as so modify his body many times to ensure his survival as well as separating his good self away from him. Nevertheless, whichever personality he was in, Dr. Anton retained a genius intellect, and was able to create and engineer many technological advancements and weapons, though mostly in servitude to Jark Matter.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • Dr. Anton is portrayed by Tsuyoshi Ujiki (うじき つよし Ujiki Tsuyoshi). The fake Dr. Anton from Space.25: Planet Toki, the Boy's Determination! was evidently portrayed by a stand-in, as his face was obscured. Prior to his physical appearance as a hologram form of his evil-half in the present, Dr. Anton's heart form is voiced by Tetsuya Tashiro (田代哲哉 Tashiro Tetsuya).

Notes

  • Dr. Anton is similar to Heckyl and Snide from Power Rangers Dino (Super)Charge, as both are geniuses working for their respective villain groups with two different personalities which eventually separate into distinct selves between good and evil.
  • Dr. Anton appears to be an amalgam counterpart of Kamen Rider Drive’s characters Krim Steinbelt and Tenjuro Banno, as both characters are the creators of their respective living machineries (Champ series, and Core Driviars-machinery creatures (Roidmudes, Shift Cars and Signal Bikes)) who uploaded their minds into their current machine forms prior their human bodies were destroyed by some villains of their respective series (Scorpio (Anton’s good-half only) and the three first Roidmudes).

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