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For the title character of Battle Angel Alita, see Alita.

The original Alita, known in Japan as Gally (ガリィ Garī?), was a cat owned by Daisuke Ido while he lived in the Scrapyard. The cat is Alita's namesake. It made a brief appearance in Battle Angel Alita and is a character in the side story The Holy Night. Yukito Kishiro named the cat Alita in the Japanese Manga as a reference to the western release renaming Gally to Alita. The cat was name Gally in the western release.

Appearance[]

Alita was a black cat that wore a bell on its collar.

History[]

Ido had the original Alita as pet in ES 571.[1] It survived the destruction of Gonzu's home when Carol was captured by Pakila in her giant cyborg body, dying a few years later.

Plot[]

Battle Angel Alita[]

After Ido found the remains of a cyborg in the Tiphares dumpheap in ES 577[1] he decided to name her after his cat, despite Gonzu's objection that Alita was a male.

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Alita in Battle 49.

The cat later made a brief appearance as part of a dream sequence that Alita experienced while she was trapped in Desty Nova's Ouroboros Program. In this dream, Alita was named "Gally", the character's original Japanese name, while the cat was named "Alita" and was female. Nova himself appeared in this dream as Ido's partner who could not get along with the cat and was thinking of poisoning it, a reflection of his actual relationship with Alita at that point. After Kaos was able to infiltrate the Ouroboros and began fighting the Great Martian King dream robot in the form of Den, the dream Gally and Alita merged into the form of the real Alita, and she broke free of the Ouroboros.

Last Order[]

In a nod to her namesake, after Alita was resurrected in her Imaginos 2.0 body by destroying and absorbing part of Tunguska, she gave herself a cat's tail from a piece of Tunguska's body that remained stuck to her rear end. She also began to exhibit more cat-like behavior.

Other appearances[]

The cat appears in Gunnm: Martian Memory during the dream sequence that Gally experiences when she is trapped in the Ouroboros Program. The cat acts as an Avatar of Kaos himself, and appears in each sequence in which Kaos speaks to Alita in the Ouroboros Program.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gunnm: Another Stories - Gunnm LO History timeline.

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