"Metal over matter"

Films: Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989), Tetsuo 2: Body Hammer (1992), Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2009)

Alias: Yatsu the Metal Fetishist, the Salaryman, Taniguchi Tomoo, the Skinheads, Anthony

Type: Man-Made

Location: Civilized area

Height/Weight: Ranges fromt that of an average human to a tank.

Affiliation: Good (Tomoo, Anthony), Evil (the rest)

Summary: What, you really thought that Japan wouldn't hop onto the body horror gravy train? How silly. Now you see what happens when it stops being all organic...

History: All three films are disconnected in some way, but they all share a character. A madman by the name of Yatsu (literally "a guy"). He's obsessed with all forms of metal, to the point where he's figured out how to become one with it. Anyone unfortunate enough to be associated with him runs the risk of losing their humanity and giving in to painful transformations from man to machine.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Yatsu gets away with it in almost every scenario, ending with him assimilating his targets and terrorizing the world at large. But it all ended when Anthony turned it all on him, absorbing him instead. While Yatsu claimed that he would always have control, there is no sign of that now.

Powers/Abilities: Constant metal evolution of the body, as well as the ability to create weapons such as guns.

Weakness: Rust, another Iron Man.

Scariness Factor: 4.5-The transformations are visceral, the man behind it all is unhinged as all Hell, and there's nowhere to hide from the ever-growing metal monstrosities that come out of it all. You'll never look at everyday appliances the same way again.

Trivia: -The first film was mainly a metaphor for how the working class of Japan feel like nothing more than cogs in a machine that will inevitably kill everything.

-Most of the effects from the first film were achieved with simple scrap metal, as well as a dash of stop-motion.

Image Gallery

Chaos reigns.

No rest for the destructive.

"Anybody got a light? This is great and all, but still."
The nightmare of every repressed nerd.

"Still better than a sword gun!"

Molten slag against skin kinda hurts. It doesn't...arouse, or whatever you're doing.

The Virtual Boy, only with more guns and less pain.

"I've got something on my face, don't I?"

"Holy crap, I did NOT think this through!"