| Asimov Solensan |
Asimov before taking Bloody Eye
|Height:||6' 2" (188 cm)|
|Weight:||174 lbs (79 kg)|
Kirk Thornton (English)
- "Yeah.....Keep those eyes open..."
- ―Asimov Solensan[[Session 1:Asteroid Blues|[src]]]
Asimov Solensan (アシモフ・ソーレンサン) is the main villain from the first episode of Cowboy Bebop and a drug dealer. The bounty on his head is 2,500 000 ₩. He is shot in the head by his wife Katerina Solensan while attempting to escape from Spike.
Asimov's appearance seems to be inspired by Antonio Banderas' Mariachi character from the movie Desperado. Both men have long brown hair, medium skin, dress in dark clothes, travel with a beautiful Hispanic woman and are able to defeat a bar full of dangerous henchmen sent to kill them.
His appearance degenerates after continuous Bloody Eye use.
He boosts his abilities by taking Bloody Eye which increases the amount of adrenaline in the bloodstream giving him superhuman strength, reflexes, and speed. It does take its toll on him though and over extended use causes Asimov delusions of grandeur. Additionally, in spite of the enhancements provided by Bloody Eye, his actual skill in hand-to-hand combat is minimum since he proved no match for Spike.
Asimov used to be a major player in the Syndicate until he killed his own guys in a shootout against rival syndicate and took off with Bloody Eye. He wanted to start a new life on Mars with his wife Katerina and before doing that he had to sell as much as possible of his stolen Bloody Eye which he uses to enhance his fighting abilities when he gets in trouble with the Syndicate or anyone else.
While trying to escape from Spike, Asimov takes too much of the Bloody Eye and loses his mind. He charges on a police barracade, but is killed by his wife who shoots him in the head just before their spaceship is destroyed by the police.
Asimov's name is a reference to science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.