Maetel is a character from the Galaxy Express 999 series who lives in the Capital of Rain.
As one of the poor citizens of the Capital of Rain, Maetel (not to be confused with the Maetel who travels with Tetsuro) lives in a one room bubble house located 600 feet deep inside of a mud pool.
designed and created by Shingo Araki and Shigeru Kogawa during the late
1970s. She appears in the Galaxy Express 999 series, which was created
by Leiji Matsumoto, creator of the popular Captain Harlock franchise. Her clothing and appearance bears an uncanny resemblance to the character Mimeh from the Captain Harlock franchise.
Aboard the train, the other Maetel calls out to Tetsuro and Tetsuro's Maetel tells him to sit with her and be kind. Tetsuro reluctantly agrees and has a bad attitude while in her company. The other Maetel gets sicker and sicker while on the train and Tetsuro begins to genuinely worry about her safety. After a few minutes on board, her body is unable to handle the new environment and she turns into dirt.
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