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Alexis • Kerib is the main villain of the Studio Trigger anime miniseries SSSS.Gridman. He is an immortal, misanthropic cosmic being who, unlike his predecessors Khan Digifer/Kilokahn, sought to feed on others' emotional suffering and manipulate insecure humans such as Akane Shinjo so he can twisted their mental state inside out for such purpose as means to amuse himself, making him a secondly archenemy of the digital superhero Gridman.

He is voiced by Tetsu Inada in the original Japanese version, and by Barry Yandell in the English dubbed version.

History

Before SSSS.Gridman

Alexis was mysterious entity who, plagued by emptiness from his immortality, sustained himself on the suffering of others to ease it. At some point, he utilized Akame Shinjo as a pawn to turn her into a living battery, exploiting her obsession for perfection in a simulated world they made to twist her soul from inside out. This attracted the attention of Gridman who set out to stop him, only for Alexis defeated him and resulted him became fragmented into six parts: Four of them spawned a group of sentient Assist Weapons who called themselves Neon Genesis Junior High Students, while one resided within Gridman's chosen partner and host at that time Yuta Hibiki and the master fragment, Gridman himself, resided within a copy of Junk in Rikka's shop.

According to Alexis' voice actor Tetsu Inada, Akira Amemiya stated that Alexis is neither cosmic being nor immortal from start, but rather the corrupted form of Over Justice himself, specifically his future self. During his thousand of years multiverse journey, Over Justice became corrupted at some point and his darkness spawned Alexis Kerib within him. The malign entity soon took over Over Justice and proceeded to feed on negative emotions to survive before eventually purged from its host and Akane in courtesy of Gridman's Fixer Beam. Whereas the purified Over Justice may return as Gridman Justice later on, his dark half Alexis, which has been reduced into a sentient fragment as seen in the final episode, remained in Gridman's custody and had to await for his trials.

Personality

At first, Alexis appears as a friendly individual and companion of Akane who acts polite to everyone he meets. However, this turns out to be manipulation just to hide away his true nature: a petty being with motives to unleash Kaiju among humanity simply out of boredom of his immortality. He takes little pity of Akane's regrets to feed on her negative emotion and is willing to transform her into a Kaiju once she outlives her use to him. When Anti tries to rescue Akane, Alexis stabs him in the back without remorse.

Trivia

  • Alexis' appearance may have been based on Over Justice from Space Patrol Luluco, a previous Trigger production.
  • Alexis would have appeared in the cancelled Denkou Choujin Gridman F. SSSS.GRIDMAN as the main antagonist.

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Alexis • Kerib | Akane Shinjo | Anti

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