Lee Sampson
KOHD Lee Samson
Estimated Age 17
Height 5'6"
Weight 209lbs
Hair Colour Brown
Eye Colour Brown
Domicile Mars
Computer Custom wearable computer
Criminal Records Counterfeiting, Computer hacking

Voice actor

Dave Wittenberg (English)

Lee Sampson (リー・サムソン Rī Samuson?) was a teenage hacker. He became an accomplice to Vincent Volaju, playing an integral role in the plot to release deadly nanomachines on the population of Mars.


Lee Sampson appears to be African American, and wears a red vest and a mint green, long-sleeved shirt. He has large, bushy eyebrows, and small square glasses. He also has a broad nose and small ears.

Personality Edit

Lee Sampson appears to be an intelligent individual, as he is a proficient hacker. He also appears to be somewhat unable to distinguish video games from real life, as he willingly becomes a Terrorist just because he hasn't tried it yet, and is most prominently seen when he is dying, muttering Press my...reset well as I didn't see sporky dokey not enough points.


Lee Sampson is a skilled hacker.


Lee Sampson was the original bounty head that Faye Valentine was tracking at the beginning of Knockin' on Heaven's Door. He was Vincent's partner, using his Hacking skills to help spread the deadly nano-machines around Mars. Faye and Edward attempt to track down Lee after it is realized that he may have some information on the Nano-machines. While Edward and Ein mess around while hunting for Lee, Faye hears some commotion in the nearby apartment and goes to investigate. Faye walks in on Lee dying from the Nano-machines and he falls dead in front of her.


Lee is very interested in video games from the 20th century (as shown by him playing an alternate version of Pac-Man in a car while talking to Vincent). In an interview with Watanabe, the interviewer referred to Lee Sampson, a character in the film who "unable to distinguish" death in real life and death in a video game; when the interviewer asked Watanabe whether he wanted to "question society's desensitization to violence" with a character who "truly feels the pain of death," Watanabe responded by saying that he did not intend to 'make it a "statement," as such.' Watanabe added that he does not create films to "particular message" and that films "naturally reflect the way we feel at the time."