Directed by Motonobu Hori from scripts written by Yutaka Izubuchi and Toshizo Nemoto, Metallic Rouge is an original anime series that premiered on January 11, 2024, and is currently ongoing. Metallic Rouge is set in a future in which people have colonized Mars and have established a civilization there. Focusing on Rouge and Naomi, the series has also introduced us to a series of other interesting characters as well. This article will be related to Rouge, as we are about to explain the “second Rouge” that appeared in the series. Is she her sister? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know!
It does seem that Junghard created two Rouges, and that the heroine has a twin sister
The first episode of Metallic Rouge was truly a handful. While it did introduce us to the lore of the series, it also provided us with a lot of concepts, as well as characters; we have to be honest, at times, it was quite difficult to follow all the new information that the series presented. And while the story calmed itself down a bit in the subsequent episodes, the lore has been expanding ever since and we now have a very respectable series with a lot of quality content. Episode 5 gave us a brief insight into Rouge’s past, revealing many fascinating yet unreliable details about her. One of the more interesting things that the series revealed is a second Rouge, suggesting that the heroine has a twin sister. Allow us to tell you more about that.
Rouge was so worn out from killing Phantom Verde, one of the Immortal Nine, that she passed out. Opera and the Puppeteer showed up and took Phantom Verde’s corpse and Rouge with them. Rouge found herself confined within a pod, where she was exposed to the Puppeteer’s mind-control method, which involved accessing her memories and subtly inserting himself to control her. We learn that, following her “birth,” she resided with Dr. Roy Junghardt and his son, Gene, and that she was a Nean created by the doctor she is said to have killed. It seemed to be a really pleasant area, and Rouge appeared to be content with the circumstances, even though it took her some time to learn about the outside world. She enjoyed listening to Roy play the piano, and it appeared that Roy Junghardt also gave her good treatment.
While the revelation that she is Gene’s sister was a shocking one, during these flashbacks, we were also introduced to a second Rouge in the series. Due to the fact that the Puppeteer also inserted himself in these memories, all of this has to be taken with a bit of skepticism, but it is a fact that two Rouges have been seen in the series.
There is some evidence that Rouge wasn’t just hallucinating, as she saw her clone inside a capsule, probably the same one from which she was “born,” and the clone later confronted her about being a traitor, referring to the enigmatic Code Eve. We also saw that the clone’s hair color changed from black to turquoise at one point and after Rouge was set free, we saw that the Puppeteer was observing a hologram of “turquoise Rouge”, implying that she really does exist. No more details have been revealed, but we are definitely going to find out more later in the series.
It is possible that the two sisters aren’t on good terms and that they are going to clash later in the series. It is also possible that the clone is a member of the Immortal Nine and that Rouge’s ultimate enemy will be – her sister! This would account for Rouge’s Gladiator armor being seen on the murder scene of Dr. Roy Junghardt, as the two of them probably have the same brand of armor. This would also account for the clone accusing Rouge of being a traitor, as she sided with the humans against the Neans.
But, this is just conjecture on our part, and it may prove wrong. We’ll just have to wait a bit for more information to be revealed.