Descartes (デカルト, Dekaruto) is a large bandit who was after Vash the Stampede.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Descartes possesses a giant cybernetic arm with an attached boomerang which is his primary weapon. He has a green mohawk, screws implanted into his head and left arm, and elongated earlobes. Descartes wears a red tank top and brown pants.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Descartes is noted for being a notorious womanizer as well as ruthless towards people even his own men who disobey or disagree with him.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Initially, in the series, the varied rumors going around engineer a severe case of mistaken identity which leads to not only Meryl and Milly believing him to be Vash the Stampede, but attracts the attention of bounty hunter Loose Ruth, aka "The Constance Rifle". Amidst the multitude of rumors discussed there are mentions of a man with a red coat and blond hair, a short-legged giant with a mohawk, and a man with a red coat and a huge weapon. Descartes notices Ruth's coat is lined with red, possesses a large rifle, and is blonde. The two battle as Meryl and Milly flee to warn the town below while the real Vash tags along. Meryl directs Vash to take her mount into the town with the incentive of $$10 to signal an evacuation and she rides with Milly back to the site of the battle. When they arrive they eventually discover that both Ruth Loose and Descartes have joined forces and Vash returns to rescue the girls. He haphazardly, yet soundly manages to defeat both Ruth Loose and the giant Descartes without ever drawing his weapon. Descartes' gang is apparently disbanded as all his minions flee after Vash disables him.

In Trigun Maximum, he is seen bound in handcuffs by the Feds. The feds offered to reduce his sentence if he complied to attack 2 people, Midvalley the Hornfreak and Gray the Ninelives. After throwing a few boomerangs, he was told to investigate and make sure that the targets were dead. It was during this investigation that Descartes dies by the hand of Gray the Ninelives.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the dub, his name was not mentioned and was only featured in the credits.
  • In the anime series Gungrave, a minor character appears who shares their name with Descartes.
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