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Character Profile: Medical Mechanica

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Character Description: Medical Mechanica

Medical Mechanical is not really considered a character, but it plays a major roll in the anime.

Medical Mechanical is a corporation that operates in large factories on various planets, the factories looking like giant clothing irons. Who works there is a mystery, as all the factories are heavily guarded by the planet's inhabitants (mall cops in the case of the one in Mabase). The factories have no entrances or exits, only holes along the top where steam pours out a different times of the day.

What happens in these factories is anyone's guess. Apparently they make robots, as Kanchi is a Medical Mechanical robot and so are the many other robots he fights with in the anime. Haruko's attempts to get Atmosk results in her pulling lots of Medical Mechanical robots out of Naota's head, as she turned his head into a dimensional portal she can pull things out of.

The 'Medical' part of the title was partially explained when Kanchi displayed his ability to take X-rays, but why all the robots are huge and violent is not clear nor explained. What is explained is that Medical Mechanical eventually use the 'iron' factories to iron out the surfaces of the planets they are put on, as Amarao puts it, "Ironing out the wrinkles in you brain so you can't think".

Side notes: Amarao mentions in Episode 4 that there is a connection between the government and Medical Mechanical, though later on he states that Medical Mechanical is just as bad as Haruko and want to destroy all thought across the galaxy. It is never explained how or why they captured Atmosk, though it may be assumed that he did not agree with their plans to iron out all thought and he tried to stop them.

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