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Character Profile: Shadow

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Name
Shadow Shadow Shadow (Galaxy Express 999)
Alias
   
Race
Glass Crystal Machine Glass Crystal Machine
Gender
Female Female
Age
   
Hair
Purple Purple
Eyes
None None
Height
   
Weight
   
Status
Caretaker of the Graves of Ice on Pluto Caretaker of the Graves of Ice on Pluto
Quote
"Here is where those who died of illness, or those who abandoned their humanity for machine bodies, sleep eternally."  
Voice
Jane Perry  
Debut
   
Anime
Galaxy Express 999 Ginga Tetsudo 999

Character Description: Shadow

Shadow seems a hollow figure, about as cold and morbid as the graves which she watches over. When she was human, she thought her face was without rival, so when she became a machine, she chose no face at all.

Yet, Shadow seems divided between her beautiful human body or her timeless machine body. Her human body lies in a dome near the graves, so she may look upon it whenever she wishes. However, having the body so easily seen is perhaps what keeps Shadow so divided. She tries to detain Tetsuro, but Maetel intervenes, reminding Shadow about what she gave up to acquire the machine body. But as Tetsuro and Maetel leave Pluto, Maetel comments: "The human bodies are kept here so that those who tire of their machine bodies may return to them. Whether or not this is a kindness to those persons who have forsaken their own humanity or an unspeakable cruelness has yet to be decided."

Shadow depicts that conflict.

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