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Character Profile: Genma Saotome

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Name
Genma Saotome Genma Saotome Genma Saotome (Ranma 1/2)
Alias
Mr. Panda(by Nodoka)  
Race
Human; giant panda Human; giant panda
Gender
Male Male
Age
47 years old 47 years old
Hair
Bald(as human); black & white fur(as panda) Bald(as human); black & white fur(as panda)
Eyes
   
Height
   
Weight
   
Status
Martial artist, father Martial artist, father
Quote
"The life of a true martial artist is full of perril."  
Voice
Robert O. Smith Kenichi Ogata
Debut
   
Anime
Ranma 1/2 Ranma Nibunnoichi

Character Description: Genma Saotome

Ranma's insensitive father. Long ago, when he and Soun were training under Happosai, he arranged with Soun Tendo that their children would someday marry. While training Ranma at the remote Chinese training ground Jusenkyo, Ranma kicked him into Shonmaoniichuan where a panda drowned 2000 years ago (very tragic story ^_^). To Ranma's shock, Genma emerged as a panda. As the guide explained the tragic legend of the spring, Genma whacked the distracted Ranma into Nyanniichuan.

Genma Saotome- Panda Form Unlike Ranma, he doesn't have much trouble with his curse, and becomes quite accustomed to living as a panda (comporting himself with human dignity even as he sips tea and plays shogi with Soun). Since he can't speak as a panda, he uses wooden signs to communicate.

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