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"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."
Good Night! Sleep Tight! And Don't Let the Bedbugs Bug Ya!

Rem (レム, Remu) is a character from the manga and anime series, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. She is the former D-Block leader of the Maruhage Empire's third era.

Lambada
Rem
(ランバダ, Ranbada)
Debut (Manga): Chapter 142
Debut (Anime): Episode 61
Appears in: Anime and Manga
Seiyū (Japanese): Ryoko Shiraishi
Voice actor:

Megan Hollingshead (English)
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Nickname(s): None
Aliases: None
Species: Human
Affiliation The Former Maruhage Empire
Classification: Former D-Block Leader (Third Era)
Birthday: August 23[1]
Age:
Gender: Female
Blood Type: AB[2]
Eye Color: Teal
Pink (Berserker Version)
Hair Color: White
Light-Purple (Berserker Version)
Fist Skill: Polygon Shinken

Family
Mattress Family (Parents and four siblings)

Background

Rem 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 Rem's "Berserker Version", her hair becomes pink and she wears a white jacket.

Personality

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 Bo-bobo (through Fist of the Nosehair before being shoved down Don Patch's mouth).

History

Past

Young Rem

Young Rem

As a child, Rem was the daughter of two mattresses, and was a misfit in the family and teased by her brothers.

The Former Maruhage Empire

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 her painful past is revealed to the rebels. 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.

The Playoff and the Reverse Maruhage Empire

Despite being thankful towards Bo-bobo's empathy, Rem is seen with Lambada during the fifth Maruhage Empire New Emperor Playoffs. The two are there to compete, but end 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 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.

Abilities & Powers

Rem (Berserker Mode)

Rem's Berserker Version form

Rem has the power of "Bakusui 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.

Attacks

  • Snore (イビキ, Ibiki): Rem attacks with powerful snores with snoring letters.
  • Sleeping Powder (ねむりん粉, Nemurin Kona)/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, Remu・Surīpu Wārudo)/Rem Rest Realm & R.V. Park: A world of dreams where whoever sleeps there turns into a dream inhabitant and is unable to wake up again.
  • Devil Sheep (デビル羊, Debiru Hitsuji)/Cheap, Sleep, Sheep:
  • Sleep Attack (寝撃, Negeki)/Sleep Touch: Rem puts her opponents' body parts to sleep by touching them with her fingers.
  • Evil Singing Futon (魔歌布団, Ma Uta Futon)/Mattress Pad: Rem attacks with two futons that sing a lullaby to sleep her opponents.
  • Fast Sleep Kill Clock (速睡殺時計, Sokusui Satsudo Kei)/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, Desu Dāku Fīrudo): Rem creates a dark field that makes her opponents sleepy.
  • Dragon Sleep (ドラゴンスリープ, Doragon Surīpu)/Dragon Sleep Powder: Rem accumulates Sleeping Powder into a big mass with a demonic face and fires it at the opponent.

Appearances

  • Episode Appearances: 61-64, 70, 72, 75-76
  • Manga Appearances: 145-147, 162, 176, 196, Shinsetsu 39, 46 (Hanpen's flashback)

Trivia

  • 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 of the Super Saiyan transformation from Dragon Ball.
  • 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.
  • In Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Great Explosive Hajike Battle, Rem appears at the Set 22 Completion Card. In the game, she wears a black bikini and red short leggings.

References

  1. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobon
  2. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobon