Spike Spiegel

スパイク・スピーゲル, Spike Spike
Birthday:Jun 26, 2044
Height: 185 cm Spike Spiegel is a tall and lean 27yearold bounty hunter born on Mars. The inspiration for Spike is found in martial artist Bruce Lee who uses the martial arts style of Jeet Kune Do as depicted in Session 8 quotWaltz For Venusquot. He has fluffy dark green hair which is inspired by Yusaku Matsuda039s and reddish brown eyes one of which is artificial and lighter than the other. He is usually dressed in a blue leisure suit with a yellow shirt and Lupin III inspired boots. A flashback in Session 6 revealed it was his fully functioning right eye which was surgically replaced by the cybernetic one although Spike himself may not have conscious recollection of the procedure since he claims to have lost his natural eye in an quotaccidentquot. One theory is that his natural eye may have been lost during the preseries massacre in which he supposedly quotdiedquot. The purpose of this cybernetic eye is never explicitly stated though it apparently gives him exceptional handeye coordination particularly with firearms Spike039s gun of choice is a Jericho 941 as seen throughout the series. In the first episode when facing a bountyhead using Red Eye Spike mocks him calling his moves quottoo slowquot. At first this seems like posturing on Spike039s part but even with his senses and reflexes accelerated to superhuman levels by the drug the bounty cannot even touch Spike. A recurring device throughout the entire show is a closeup on Spike039s fullynatural left eye before dissolving to a flashback of his life as part of the syndicate. As said by Spike himself in the last episode his right eye quotonly sees the presentquot and his left eye quotonly sees the past.quot Spike often has a bent cigarette between his lips sometimes despite rain or quotNo Smokingquot signs.