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 discover who her mother is, i.e., we are going to talk about the mystery of her origins and her relation to the Junghardt family.
The identity of Rouge’s mother is still a mystery
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 things this episode discusses is her origin story, which is how we reach the topic of her mother.
After defeating Phantom Verde, one of the Immortal Nine, Rouge was exhausted and lost consciousness; Opera and the Puppeteer arrived at the scene and took both Phantom Verde’s corpse and Rouge with them. There, Rouge was imprisoned in a pod and was subjected to the Puppeteer’s mind penetration technique as he managed to access her memories and insert himself in them in order to manipulate her.
We find out that she was a Nean created by Dr. Roy Junghardt, the scientist whom she supposedly killed, and that she lived with him and his son, Gene, after her “birth.” Although it took some time before she learned about the world, it seemed to be a very nice place, and it seemed that Rouge was quite happy with the situation. She would listen to Roy play the piano and she liked it, and it seemed that Roy Junghardt also treated her well. In fact, after she came to life, he brought her to Gene and introduced her as his younger sister, which was quite interesting, seeing how she was a Nean.
Rouge did not really understand what it all meant, but she knew she was different. For starters, she needed the Nectar, whereas Gene and Roy did not need it; this is a detail she noticed rather quickly and it was then explained to her that despite being siblings, she and Gene were not identical, as Gene was a human, while she was a Nean. But, it is also there that we found out that they have the same mother. How this happened is unknown, but we assume that the DNA of Gene’s mother was also somehow used to create Rouge, although the details have yet to be disclosed.
Be that as it may, we did find out that Rouge’s mother is also Gene’s mother, and that is why the two of them are considered to be siblings. As for the identity of their mother, we have to say that the series wasn’t all too specific about that, so we cannot confirm her identity at the time of writing. There are two possibilities.
First, Rouge’s and Gene’s mother is a completely original character who is going to play an important role later in the story, and she hasn’t been introduced yet. If this is true, then it means that the writers probably have something major in store for her. The second possibility is that the unnamed female scientist seen in Rouge’s flashbacks is her mother, but this has yet to be confirmed. Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!