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The Hero
Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier
Season 1, Episode 19
The Hero
Air date March 10, 2002 (TV Tokyo)

July 24, 2003 (Toonami)

Episode guide
The Story of a Struggling Restaurant
A Phantom Dog

The Hero is the nineteenth episode of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier. It is an anime-original episode, featuring the origin of 002 and how he became a cyborg.

Plot Summary[]

Jet returns to New York City and befriends a boy named Jimmy, telling him stories of the Cyborgs and teaching him how to fight against bullies. Jimmy's mother Cathy doesn't like Jet as she thinks he is a bad influence, but soon learns that there is more to him than she originally thought...




  • The initial airings of the dubbed episode included the prologue scene with Dr. Gilmore, 009, and 003, but it was cut from later airings.
  • At the start of the episode, Jet can be seen observing children through a basketball court fence. In the manga, the gang fight he was involved in took place against a basketball court fence, in a shout-out to West Side Story. While the 2000 visual development trailer by Naoyuki Konno retained Jet's manga origin, the setting was changed, presumably to remove the violent outcome. The scene with the fence may be coincidental, or a left-over nod to the original concept.
  • During this episode, viewers can see a brief glimpse of Apollo in street clothes. While it wasn't shown, this scene may indicate that he was the one who started the hotel fire, as his powers include pyrokinesis.
    Apollo Cameo