"Do you have to make so much noise? Some of us are really trying to sleep around here. Maybe you need a little sleeping aid. I guess for you, counting sheep just doesn't cut it."
Rem (レム, Remu) is a character from the anime and manga series of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. She is a member of The Former Maruhage Empire.
- Created by: Yoshio Sawai
- Voiced by: Ryoko Shiraishi (Japanese), Megan Hollingshead (English)
- Age: Unknown
- Date of birth:
- Occupation: Hair Hunter (Former Maruhage Empire)
- Titles: Former D-Block Leader (Maruhage Empire)
- Mattresses (Mother and Father)
- Four Other Mattresses (Brothers)
- Episode appearances: 61-64, 70, 72, 75-76
- Manga Appearance: 145-147, 162, 176, 196, Shinsetsu 39, 46 (Hanpen's flashback)
Rem is the Former D-Block Leader. She is a woman with short, white hair, with light blue tips on the ends of her follicles. She wears a burgundy bikini and light blue short leggings. In her first appearance, she seems rather cold, as she only cares about destroying her opponents. In reality, she is a nice girl suffering from a childhood trauma.
Her evilness was defeated by Bobobo (through Fist of the Nosehair before being shoved down Don Patch's mouth)
Rem has the power of "Baku sui Shinken" (爆睡真拳, True Fist of Crash-Sleeping; "Fist of Nighty-Night" in the dub) to send her opponents to a world of dreams known as "Rem Rest Realm", which they never wake up from. She also becomes twenty times stronger within this realm becoming "Rem Berserker Version" (レムバーサーカーver.).
Rem's powers sometimes get the better of her. As a result of having to be asleep in order to use her Shinken, Rem has become narcoleptic, and will pass out at the most awkward of times.
The Third Eras Return
Rem's first appearance is when Beauty is separated from the others in the Giant Coin Machine. She is trapped in another room with Rem who is just waking up... only to fall back asleep again. Bo-bobo, desperate to protect Beauty from harm, calls in Serviceman to fight off Rem until he can get there (but none of his attacks work on her, because you need to be awake in order to see him flashing you). By the time Bo-bobo and Tokoro Tennosuke finally break into the room, Rem has already woken up, and immediately puts everyone to sleep (including herself).
Within her sleep world, the rebels are each given a Sleep-meter, which determines how much longer they can stay awake. If the gauge on the meter fills up all the way, then the victim will fall asleep and never wake up! To make matters worse, Rem is twenty-times more powerful in the sleep world than she was in her physical form (her narcoleptic behavior also disappears)! She assaults the rebels with her attacks, all of which are designed to fill up the gauge, and manages to put Serviceman to sleep! She eventually fills Bo-bobo's gauge as well,... only to reveal that it was an Anger-meter instead! In a fit of rage, the afro warrior destroys the dimension and wakes everyone up! Despite losing her greatest advantage, Rem still won't admit defeat, so Bo-bobo sends her to "Bo-bobo World Nightmare", where she is forced to face strange nightmarish visions as brought to life by Bo-bobo, Don Patch and Tokoro Tennosuke. Here, Rem is forced to face down weird events designed by the trio, all of which melt her icy heart!
When she can't take anymore, Rem collapses and it is revealed that she was the daughter of two mattresses, and was a misfit in the family and teased by her brothers. Afterwards an evil soul living inside of her is released, only to be immediately exorcised by Bo-bobo. Afterward, Rem becomes good and surrenders, while consequently warning Bo-bobo and the others on the three most powerful of her era: Lambada, Hanpen and Tsuru Tsurulina III.
Disaster in the Playoffs
Despite technically changing sides, Rem is seen with Lambada during a cameo appearance in episode 70, when Bo-bobo and friends are being told the rules of the Maruhage Emperor Playoffs. The two are there to compete, but wind up being captured by Crimson and LOVE of the Reverse Maruhage Empire. They plan to sacrifice Rem and Lambada's powers to the "clock of sacrifices" and raise their evil fortress! Rem would have become a sacrifice, if it were not for Lambada, who held off the evil duo so that Rem could escape. Rem finds help from everyone's favorite afro wearing hajike warrior, Bo-bobo. However, the empire doesn't give up so easily, and sends The Three Sacks to retrieve her and Bo-bobo! Despite their power, the sacks don't stand a chance against the rebels, and they continue on to destroy the empire, while Rem waits behind.
After the evil new empire is destroyed, Lambada regains his old form. Rem and Lambada leave (along with Ujikin TOKIO), never to cause problems for Bo-bobo again.
Shinsetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Rem does not truly appear in Shinsetsu. However, she is only seen in one panel sleeping (with Lambada nearby of course), while Tsurulina III declares on a nationwide basis that he will have ALL the former Maruhage soldiers hunted down!
- Snore (イビキ): Rem attacks with powerful snores with snoring letters.
- Sleeping Powder (ねむりん粉)/Sweet Dreams, Everyone: Rem throws a powder that puts her opponents to sleep.
- Rem Sleep World (レム・スリープワールド)/Rem Rest Realm & R.V. Park: A world of dreams where whoever sleeps there turns into a dream habitant and is anable to wake up again.
- Devil Sheep (デビル羊)/Cheap, Sleep, Sheep:
- Sleep Attack (寝撃)/Sleep Touch: Rem puts her opponents' body parts to sleep by touching them with her fingers.
- Evil Singing Futon (魔歌布団)/Mattress Pad: Rem attacks with two futons that sing a lullaby to sleep her opponents.
- Fast Sleep Kill Clock (速睡殺時計)/Sped-Up Sleep Clock: Rem makes appear a giant clock that goes faster makeng her opponents to sleep faster.
- Death Dark Field (デス・ダークフィールド): Rem creates a dark field that makes her opponents sleepy.
- Dragon Sleep (ドラゴンスリープ)/Dragon Sleep Powder: Rem accumulates Sleeping Powder into a big powder ball with a scary face and throws it to her opponents.
- Rem's name is an acronym for the sleeping condition "Rapid Eye Movement".
- In her super form, Rem's hair becomes completely purple, and spikes up. This could be a parody on Dragonball's famous power-up, the Super Saiyan.
- Despite her name being used in Volume 4 of the English Viz manga, Rem was renamed Lem in Volume 5 of the English Viz manga with no explanation.