The Characters

Ed and Ein
  • Name: Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky 4th 
  • Birthday: January 1st
  • Home Planet: Earth
  • Age: 13
  • Sign:Capricorn
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Height: 136cm
  • Seiyuu (Jpn): Tada Aoi
  • Seiyuu (Eng):
Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky 4th, or plain "Ed", is a kid-genius hacker. And despite the very masculine name, Ed is actually a 13 year old girl. (Personally I found this hard to believe for awhile, just from seeing pictures of her but I guess the eternal blush on her cheeks is a sign. Once you hear her voice, it's pretty obvious ^_^) She lived on Earth before she joined the happy crew of the Bebop. She can hack into just about any computer, and even uses the hacker name 'Radical Edward'. Why the strange name? Well she liked the name and named herself! When we first meet Ed, she is living all by herself in this abandoned heap on earth with a huge pile of home-made fun computer devices. She uses them to control other people's computers (and space ships) and in general have a lot of fun. When the Bebop arrives on Earth to investigate the source of a bunch of animal shapes laser burned into the desert ground from somewhere in space, they find Edward, who helps them find the old USA satellite system that is creating the laser engraved earth images. (The satellite also has a personality when she 'talks' to it, and she decides to give it a name too ^_^) It seems that Ed has been a fan of the Bebop before she encountered the crew because she has pictures of the ship pasted all around her living area. In exchange for helping Spike and crew, Ed forces the Bebop via computer to turn around and pick her up! She makes her presence known by this goofy smiley face appearing on their computer screens. No computer is safe from her hacking! Ein and Ed, both smarter than average, bond pretty quickly :) 
Ein is a little Welsh Corgi dog that Spike is saddled with at the end of Session #2. He is a dog that was born and raised in a laboratory and was experimented on. The result of the lab life is that Ein is now smarter than your average pooch. The dog is worth a lot of money to some groups, and when Spike first encounters the dog, it is when it was being stolen by the criminal Spike is chasing. At the end of Spike's chase after the criminal, he ends up losing his man but gaining a new pet. Ein seems to have taken a liking to Spike, and now lives aboard the Bebop with the rest of the crew. Ein is often seen either sleeping in a hallway, sitting by his food dish, or being tormented by Faye. Yes, one of Faye's hobbies appears to be 'tormenting Ein' :) Her dislike for the dog is probably caused by Ein's gloating presence around her when she is handcuffed the first few times she is aboard the Bebop. Faye has not been able to get along with the dog since. My favorite Ein and Faye moment so far is when Faye is looking in the refrigerator for something to eat and finds only one can of dog food. She looks at Ein, who is sitting by his dish, giving her these big hungry-puppy eyes, and what does Faye do? She opens the dog food and eats it herself, right in front of the dog. Ouch, Harsh! :)