迅鉄, Jintetsu of Steel, Jintetsu the Steel Man
Jintetsu is the central character of the manga. He actually dies within the first few pages before being revived as a cyborg by Genkichi. He does not gain any of the usual abilities attributed to partially mechanical men but parts of his body do become their own weapons. For whatever reason his benefactor saw it fit to have some of his limbs capable of ejecting blades and the like allowing him to fight his battles in unorthodox ways all the fingers in his left hand are actually blades. He is also incapable of digesting food not without properly meshing before consuming it. He is initially portrayed as a cold blooded killer where the look of pure hate in his eyes was enough for any man to freeze in their tracks upon facing him. However as the manga goes on it is revealed that he is actually rather altruistic and follows a certain code of honor in deal with his mercenary jobs not to be confused with bushido. Despite his job as an assassinforhire he is more often seen rescuing or protecting people rather than committing to his assignments. He also reveals in various dialogue that he has no set destination and is accepting that he will die in battle one day or on the side of a road. A bleak existence he doesn039t mind living out. It is interesting to note that Jintetsu has a knack for dramatic appearances. He often enters combat at the most opportune times and is usually accompanied by a flock of crows. He also does an incredible amount of deeds for the benefit of others putting himself in precarious situations. More than once he has framed himself for the murders of other so as to bring the relatives friends or the killers themselves some peace. He also never speaks with his own voice instead relying upon his sword to be his voice.