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 ======Dr. Tenma====== ======Dr. Tenma======
  
-**Dr. Tenma** is a recurrent character in Osamu Tezuka'​s Astro Boy franchiseas the creator of [[characters:​Astro]]. He has appeared ​in all series ​to date.+**Dr. Tenma** is a recurrent character in Osamu Tezuka'​s Astro Boy franchise as the creator of [[characters:​Astro]]. He appears ​in every Astro Boy series ​with the exception of [[episodes:​2014|Little Astro Boy]].
  
 =====Appearances===== =====Appearances=====
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 {{ :​characters:​doctortenma-1980astroboy.jpg|1980s appearance.}} {{ :​characters:​doctortenma-1980astroboy.jpg|1980s appearance.}}
  
-In the [[episodes:​1980|1980s series]], Tenma received a large role in first few episodes, however did not appear in the later ones. He is the leader of the Ministry of Scienceand is the father of [[characters:​Toby]], and although he loves him dearly, he is often too caught up in his own work. After he broke his promise and fails to take Toby to the zoo, a heartbroken ​Toby rides home and dies in a tragic car accident (since boys of Toby's age are not normally permitted to drive hover cars).+In the [[episodes:​1980|1980s series]], Tenma received a large role in the first few episodes, however did not appear in the later ones. He is the leader of the Ministry of Science and is the father of [[characters:​Toby|Tobio]]although he loves him dearly, he is often too caught up in his own work. After he broke his promise and fails to take Tobio to the zoo, a heartbroken ​Tobio rides home and dies in a tragic car accident (since boys of Tobio's age are not normally permitted to drive hover cars).
  
-Thus, in order to replace ​Toby, Tenma makes a robot duplicate named [[characters:​Astro|Astro Boy]], although various problems arise, forcing the public to know of Astro'​s existence ​and therefore ​Tenma decides to take himself and his son on a cruise to America. After Astro continues to make mistakes, Tenma proclaims that he is not his son any more. After he realises ​his mistake, he goes back to try and find Astro, without any luck.+Thus, in order to replace ​Tobio, Tenma makes a robot duplicate named [[characters:​Astro|Astro Boy]], although various problems arise, forcing the public to know of Astro'​s existence. Therefore, ​Tenma decides to take himself and his son on a cruise to America. After Astro continues to make mistakes, Tenma proclaims that he is not his son anymore. After he realizes ​his mistake, he goes back to try and find Astro, without any luck.
  
-After that, which is the beginning of [[episodes:​1980:​robot circus|Robot Circus]], Dr. Tenma would no longer appear.+After that, which is the beginning of the episode, ​[[episodes:​1980:​robot circus|Robot Circus]], Dr. Tenma would no longer appear.
  
-It is left unexplained why Tenma never went back to look for his robot sonwho is now world-famous, ​although ​he was probably too ashamed to do soand expects [[characters:​dr elefun|Dr. Elefun]] to look after him.+It is left unexplained why Tenma never goes back to look for his robot son who is now world-famous, ​but he is probably too ashamed to do so and expects [[characters:​dr elefun|Dr. Elefun]] to look after him.
  
 ====2003 series==== ====2003 series====
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 {{:​characters:​dr_tenma.jpg?​200|2003 series.}} {{:​characters:​dr_tenma.jpg?​200|2003 series.}}
  
-In the [[episodes:​2003|2003 series]], Dr. Tenma is known for being a secondary villain ​in the series. He is portrayed ​to have borderline insanity: he lives much away from other people, sometimes talks to himself ​and doesn'​t trust anyone, also he has a habit of mourning over his deceased son, Tobio. ​+In the [[episodes:​2003|2003 series]], Dr. Tenma is known for being a secondary villain. He is portrayed ​as someone who has borderline insanity: he lives far away from other people, sometimes talks to himselfdoesn'​t trust anyone, ​and also has a habit of mourning over his deceased son, Tobio. ​
  
-Tenma, amazed by Astro'​s abilities, ​believed in that "​robots are the future"​ and because of this made many plans in order for robots to "take over" Metro City. He and [[characters:​dr elefun|Dr O'​Shay]] are shown to be long-time rivals. ​ He believes that Astro will lead robots and eventually overthrow humans. He sets various "​challenges"​ for Astro throughout the series, and when he finds out that he cannot progress any further, creates [[characters:​Shadow]],​ however Shadow later turned against him.+Tenma, amazed by Astro'​s abilities, ​believes ​that "​robots are the future"​ and because of this makes many plans in order for robots to "take over" Metro City. He and [[characters:​dr elefun|Dr O'​Shay]] are shown to be long-time rivals. He believes that Astro will lead the robots and eventually overthrow humans. He sets various "​challenges"​ for Astro throughout the series, and when he finds out that he cannot progress any further, creates [[characters:​Shadow]],​ however Shadow later turned against him.
  
-Prior to Astro'​s first battle with [[characters:​Atlas]],​ Tenma constantly calls Astro as "​Tobio"​. He only recognizes him as a separate entity once Astro corrects him.+Prior to Astro'​s first battle with [[characters:​Atlas]],​ Tenma constantly calls Astro "​Tobio"​. He only recognizes him as a separate entity once Astro corrects him.
  
-In the second-to-last episode of the 2003 series ([[episodes:​2003:​Astro Reborn]]), Astro is very badly damaged and Tenma rebuilds him, but deletes his previous memories so that Astro doesn'​t remember he's a robot or the adventures he has been on. Astro, however, rejects Tenma a third time for his cold attitude. Because of this, Tenma attempts suicide in the final episode. However, Astro forgives him, Tenma forgives Astro and all ends well.+In the second-to-last episode of the 2003 series ([[episodes:​2003:​Astro Reborn]]), Astro is very badly damaged and Tenma rebuilds him, but deletes his previous memories so that Astro doesn'​t remember ​that he's a robot and doesn'​t remember any of the adventures he has been on. Astro, however, rejects Tenma a third time for his cold attitude. Because of this, Tenma attempts suicide in the final episode. However, Astro forgives him, Tenma forgives Astro and all ends well.
  
 ====Feature film==== ====Feature film====
  
-Dr. Tenma also appeared in the movie. Once again he created [[characters:​Astro]] to replace [[characters:​Toby]],​ although this time it is because he got vaporised ​by the [[characters:​Peacekeeper]]. He and [[characters:​dr elefun|Dr. Elefun]] are on good terms this time. Also, he is opposed to [[characters:​president stone|President Stone]].+Dr. Tenma also appeared in the movie. Once again he created [[characters:​Astro]] to replace [[characters:​Toby]],​ although this time it is because he got vaporized ​by the [[characters:​Peacekeeper]]. He and [[characters:​dr elefun|Dr. Elefun]] are on good terms this time. Also, he is opposed to [[characters:​president stone|President Stone]].
  
-Like all of his other appearances,​ Tenma originally rejects Astro - but has a change of heart when Stone brings Astro back to the surface and orders him to de-activate ​Astro. Prior to Astro'​s final battle with the Peackeeper, Tenma wants to take Astro home again and yet the boy robot knows what he must do - destroy the Peackeeper.+Like all of his other appearances,​ Tenma originally rejects Astro - but has a change of heart when Stone brings Astro back to the surface and orders him to deactivate ​Astro. Prior to Astro'​s final battle with the Peacekeeper, Tenma wants to take Astro home again and yet the boy robot knows what he must do - destroy the Peacekeeper.
  
 =====Character Development===== =====Character Development=====
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 ====Name==== ====Name====
-Like many other characters, Dr. Tenma is often known by a different name in the different dubs. These include **Dr. Nagayima Tenma**, **Dr. Boynton** ​and **Dr. Balthus**, ​as well as **Dr. Bill Tenma**.+Like many other characters, Dr. Tenma is often known by a different name in the different dubs. These include **Dr. Nagayima Tenma**, **Dr. Boynton****Dr. Balthus**, ​and **Dr. Bill Tenma**.
  
 =====Trivia===== =====Trivia=====
 The word //Tenma// literally means heaven-horse in Japanese. The word //Tenma// literally means heaven-horse in Japanese.
  
 +In the 1960s series, he is voiced by Hisashi Yokomori in the Japanese version and by Ray Owens in the English version.
  
 +In the 1980s series, he is voiced by Tamio Ohki in the Japanese version and by Del Lewis in the English version.
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 +In the 2003 series, he is voiced by Shinya Owada in the Japanese version and by Dorian Harewood in the English version.
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 +In the 2009 feature film, he is voiced by Nicolas Cage.