The Nadesico's Chief Science Officer and Only Level-Headed Member Aboard
This 12-year old girl is the youngest member aboard the Nadesico being the ship's Chief Science Officer. Being a child prodigy and one of the smartest members aboard the ship, Ruri finds herself exasperated at the eccentricities of her older crew mates and acknowledges her annoyance of their antics with the phrase "baka baka." Her best friend aboard the Nadesico is the ship's computer Omoikane whom Ruri treats as a human equal and asks her for advice about life in general.
The product of genetic engineering and nanotechnology with other children, Ruri was created and raised by Nergal to become an operator who would be capable of integrating freely with computers where she was raised in a laboratory-like school isolated from the outside world where she was only taught knowledge that Nergal perceived as necessary for the duties she would fulfill for the Nadesico. Because of being raised in this environment, Ruri has difficulty expressing emotions and properly communicating with others beyond her designated duties aboard the Nadesico. She is believed to be the only survivor of the experiments that Nergal performed.
Ruri plays a major role in Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picure - Prince of Darkness. Three years after the events of the show, Ruri moves on with her career and has become the captain of the Nadesico-B.
She appears in the manga series.
Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - Prince of Darkness
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