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Donar Dantes
Donar Dantes
Kanji ドナール・ダンテス
Romanji Donāru Dantesu
Characteristics
Gender Male
Eyes green-yellow
Hair Brown
Unusual Features cyborg mouth, multi-purpose mechanical fore-arms
Personal Status
Race Element/Human
Status Alive
Professional Status
Affiliation Neo-DEAVA
Previous Occupation Aquarion Pilot
First Appearance
Anime Debut Aquarion Evol Episode 1
Voices
Japanese Voice Junichi Suwabe
English Voice Justin Cook


A veteran soldier and chief of Neo-DEAVA's male academy. He uses a pair of prosthetic arms to replace those he lost on a disastrous incident when he piloted Aquarion on its first sortie against the Abductors 8 years before, during which Aquarion become uncontrollable. The incident also resulted in the disappearance of the other two pilots, one of which was his girlfriend. He is a sharpshooter and is capable of using a small blowgun at a distance with ease and precision as shown when he is watching over Amata from afar during the test at Neo-Kowloon. He and Suomi feel like there is something important that could happen since Crea and Zen suddenly returned to the Academy.

Appearance

Donar has dark-brown hair that is kept mostly combed back, but with bangs on the right of his face loose and protruding from under his beret, and green-yellow eyes. In the incident 8 years previously Donar lost his arms, and they have since been replaced with mechanical prosthetics. The arms can serve for multiple purposes, as seen when parts such as his hands are shown to be replaced with things such as a hook, fork, or tazer, and can even be equipped with weapons as seen in Ep. 12. Interestingly enough, his mouth has also become mechanical, even though it was not affected when his arms were lost.

As an infantry man, he is mostly seen wearing a uniform consisting of a dark green jacket with a black collar and cuffs, and dark green pants which are tucked into a pair of knee high black boots. With this uniform he also wears a black military beret, a pale or white tie, a black shoulder paldron on his right shoulder, and a black belt around the waist of his jacket.

He has also been shown to have and wear a black military dress uniform, such as in the funeral episode, consisting of a similar jacket with silver trimmed collar, pockets, and shoulder boards and thinner sleeves that are tucked into elbow high silver-trimmed black gloves, and similar black pants that are also tucked into knee high black boots. With the dress uniform he wears a black cover with a silver emblem and band, a dark blue tie, a pair of gold pilot wings on the left of his chest and a silver band (possibly military awards known as ribbons) on the right. He also dons a double silver cord across the right of his chest.

In the final episode he is shown dressed down, wearing a black tank top with his usual pants and boots.

Personality

Background

Young Donar

Young Donar with his lover.

Abilities

His abilities as an element are unknown.

Relationships

Suomi

Etymology

Donar is the Teotonic equivalent of an old Norse name meaning "Thunder", while Dantes is a variant of the Latin name Dante, meaning "Enduring" or "Lasting". Thus, his name can be seen to mean "Enduring/Lasting Thunder".

Trivia

  • Donar is shown to own or at least drive a red car.
  • As well as being a pilot to Aquarion, Donar is shown to be able to pilot a helicopter.
  • It is said that Donar sees similarities to his younger self in Amata Sora, and he seems to have a personal interest in Amata’s training possibly because of this.
  • Most likely due to the Aquarion incident eight years prior, Donar is shown to suffer with several PTSD related symptoms, including nightmares and heightened reactivity to things related to the incident, as well as others. He is also shown to have phantom limb pain.

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