|Other Names||The Red Demon |
The One Who Reports
|Hair Color||Black (wig)|
|First Appearance||We Met Again, eh?☆|
|Last Appearance||The Broken Mirror.|
|Subtitle Color||Light blue|
- "I want to violently break you"
Camui Gackpo is a Vocaloid that's loyal to Russia, sent to find Rin in the present day era. Serving under the Russian regime, Camui existed sometime prior to the fall of the Soviet Union; in his programming, he also contains the data file of the young boy who served as a Russian child-soldier along with Irina. Once released he becomes a main antagonist for the series as he attempts to destroy Kagamine Rin and Len.
In the Russia EraEdit
- "We lost our hearts, while we were saved by drugs."
Originally, there was a boy born in Russia, a boy who worked as one of the child soldiers under Putin. Over the course of his employment, the boy worked with another girl named Irina, who one day entrusted him with her dog. When the dog stole his scarf, he shot the animal for sport under the encouragement of his other comrades and was murdered by Irina as a result.
Afterwards, the Russian officer Elena recreated the boy in a spam file that was uploaded to the internet to show the world the government's exploitation of children, along with a data file for Irina and her dog. At some point, the spam file was attached with a virus After the data Irina mixed with the Vocaloid Kagamine Rin, the data boy was intended to be Kagamine Len. Shortly after, however, the boy's data file was replaced by the data dog, done in accordance with the data Irina's wish to have her dog back.
As a result, the data boy mixed with Camui Gackpo instead, and associated with those who were troubled by the propagation of Elena's story through the data files she'd uploaded. At some point, he acquired a red scarf and kept it in his wallet.
- "This face is handsome too"
After Ronald disappeared, Camui was sent out to destroy Kagamine Rin himself. Walking through Tokyo, Camui caught sight of his quarry standing with her iPhone and stood before her; as Rin looked up at him, Camui drew out his gun and, smile vanishing, he fired at her headphones, shattering one of her earpieces. Taking aim at Rin herself next, he prepared to fire before Len arrived and kicked the gun out of his hand.As Rin escaped, Camui recovered in a kneeling position and appraised the figure in front of him. He realized that Len, one of the other divisions of their story, had also become a Vocaloid, which had repelled Ronald. As Len babbled in preparation to fight, Camui began musing on how the boy had a heart; standing and drawing a sword, he reminisced about how he himself had lost his heart and become addicted to drugs in his past as a child soldier.
After Len attacked him with an elbow strike and jumped back, throwing a pike at him, Camui realized that Len had, in his previous life, been the dog of their story. Shocked, Camui expressed his disgust with this realization before trying to strike Len. Len dodged, striking him again with his elbow, and Camui was knocked unconscious. As a result, he lost his wig and Len stole his wallet.
Camui then lay there in the growing snowfall until he was found by Miku, who took him home and stripped him of his uniform as she lay him on the floor. As he lay in Miku's room, Camui regained consciousness while she was researching on her laptop and faintly smiled as he stared ahead. Soon afterward he got up, got dressed, and then got his hands on a USB drive that would link him into Rin's interior data world. Inserting the device into his headphones, he used it to enter Rin's interior and fell back "asleep" on the floor.
- "Do you hate me? That's alright, because the outcome won't change"
- ―Camui to Len[src]
Camui then moved on to musing how taking care of a dog hadn't changed him the way it changed Irina; during this time, he lowered his gun. No longer at gunpoint, Len silenced Camui and then, after giving a final speech, he ran at him. The two wrestled, with Camui briefly overwhelming Len, before Len suddenly threw him off with the Atomic Suplex Hold. Once defeated, Camui posed no more obstacle to Len leaving the data world.
- "But,,, this one has a heart. Why is that, I wonder? Why have such a futile thing?"
- ―Camui to Len[src]
As a carry-over from his old programming as Irina's comrade, Camui had a destructive personality and was cruel to other people. Used to being ordered to destroy, he was frustrated with the more peaceful world around him and violently unhappy; as a result, he was spiteful towards Kagamine Rin, his old comrade who had managed to find happiness in her new life, and wished to destroy her. He also had no scruple against destroying anyone who got in his way, such as Kagamine Len, and was unbothered by whether or not his target was just an innocent Vocaloid.
Fully recalling all his memories, Camui had a low opinion of his previous life, seeing his old self and Irina as both being pathetic. He nonetheless carried the same values from his previous existence into the next one, having a cynical view of life and sentimentality. He, as a result, did not understand the depth of Len's feelings towards Rin or the persistence the boy had in protecting his 'heart', when he himself had lost his heart to violence. Fitting this pragmatism he was coldly efficient when dispatching targets, while also taking a sadistic pleasure in it.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
Camui appeared much stronger than the average person and as a result able to take more abuse without his body being destroyed; despite this, he could be rendered inoperational by an equally strong opponent such as Kagamine Len, weak to the Vocaloid's wrestling moves, although able to regain consciousness later. Camui was primarily skilled at using weaponry, such as a small gun, and typically fired one-handed with remarkable precision. He additionally was skilled at using a sword and concealing it from view until in use. He was also, however, able to use his body as a weapon in wrestling an opponent bare-handed.
Camui was also knowledgeable about his targets and their shared circumstances, knowing everything that had happened in the Russian era in contrast to the likes of Rin or Len who acted in ignorance. He also had some amount of technological savvy, able to get his hands on a USB port and use it to successfully upload himself into Kagamine Rin's interior.
- "Your eyes're red? That's scary!"
Camui was tall and narrow in frame; typical of a Vocaloid, he had a black headset attached to his head with red lights, into which a USB drive or disk could be inserted to change or update his programming. Originally he wore a black wig with long hair tied into a ponytail, his long bangs on either side of his face; after his first conflict with Len, however, the wig was lost and he remained bald for the rest of the series.
Tattooed on his head was a Soviet symbol to indicate his allegiance to the former Soviet Union and Russia by extension. Similarly to the coloring on his headset, Camui had bright red and eerie eyes. He also wore a long black buttoned up coat, thick boots, and dark pants. Additionally he wore gloves, likely due to the cold conditions in which he was hunting Rin. While not wearing it on his usual outfit, Camui carried in his wallet a red scarf similar to his past life's own for his own reasons.
- "Although we've met again, you're a liar☆"
- ―Camui Gackpo[src]
Camui's target and former companion from his past life, the two of them once sharing the same purpose from Elena. Thinking of her as Irina as a result of his programming, Camui Gackpo nonetheless shared no sense of companionship with Rin. In contrast, he instead painted them as both being the same, murderers for the sake of their government and pathetic in how they were strung along by drugs.
Because of this, he despised Rin for having found some happiness in comparison to the miserable being he was, seeing it as her lying to herself to stay content despite remembering everything about her past. As a result, Camui wished to destroy her violently and easily was sent out for that purpose. He also gleefully tried to stop any and all attempts from Len to save her even in the data world.
Kagamine Len was Camui's opponent, as the former tried to save Rin from the latter; the two of them also were once given the same purpose as spreading the "story" of the sad children from Elena. Dueling him on two separate occasions, Camui saw Len as just an obstacle to his goals and, once he realized that he came from the dog that his "former life" had shot, found him detestable.
In addition to his hatred of the boy, Camui was at times amused and baffled by his behavior. Not understanding the worth of a heart due to his background, the assassin didn't understand why Len fought so hard to protect his and why he was fighting for Rin's sake, despite knowing her past as "Irina."
A program who apparently had the same purpose as Camui in dealing with Rin. Gackpo's personal relationship to Ronald is unknown, but having a derogatory view of him, Gackpo referred to him with a dehumanizing term and considered him an inferior being, whose disappearance led to his being sent out to deal with Rin himself.
- Unlike the rest of the Vocaloid-based characters, Camui displays a different hair and eye color from his Vocaloid, Camui Gackpo; he is further differentiated by his hair only being a wig.
- Numtack05 had originally intended the role of Camui Gackpo to be taken by KAITO.
- Due to having red eyes like Red Rin and his wig being a disguise, it's possible Camui is the virus attached to the boy's data file, like what Red Rin is to Irina.