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Strange Japanese… Thing… Does… Something

I'm not entirely sure what this thing is. Here's what I know: it's from Japan, it has something to do with Gundam, it's called Haro, it's got a split personality, and it perkily yells things at you in Japanese. Other than that, I'm at a loss. Anyone want to cue me in to just what this little orange guy is supposed to be or do? [Impress]

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Damage
Mr. Damage

In the Gundam cartoons, Haro is basically the mascot robot that hangs around the hero. Kinda like C3PO and R2D2, but rolly-pollier and much more squeakied voice than either of the two.

As for the real life Haro, well, they're toys, like the cartoon counterpart. Except it's less functional. By the end of the one of the series the Haro was part of, it could walk, talk, fly, project holograms, open its yap to reveal a fully functional PC, and generally worked as a Deus Ex Machina as needed.

And you ask me how I know this? If my icon ain't a damn giveaway, I don't know what is.