Pluto follows Europol robot investigator Gesicht following a string of murders of humans and robots. The case becomes complicated when it seems the killer might be a robot. The show is currently streaming on Netflix.
Warning: This article contains heavy spoilers
A string of murders of humans who were key members of the Robot law advocacy group launched an investigation.
Europol robot detective, Gesicht gets on the case and begins digging into what looks like an effort to kill all the most advanced robots that humanity has ever produced, including him.
Corpses are found with objects either shoved into or placed by their heads in the shape of horns. More corpses are found. Gesicht reaches out to Atom, the most advanced of the seven robots, to help solve the murders.
As new information comes to light, so do repressed memories in the form of nightmares, and Gesicht gets suspicious.
He later gets assigned to protect Adolf Haas, a member of anti-Robot organization who wants to take revenge on Gesicht for killing his brother. Brando dies at the hands of the mysterious robot and so does North No. 2.
Next up, shockingly, Atom dies while battling the robot killer named Pluto, saving Uran and Professor Ochanomizu’s grandson.
Epsilon and Hercules have to contend with the killer next as Gesicht takes a peek into his own past that has been hidden from him. Gesicht next meets Abullah in Persia and recognizes his lie.
As he meets a little robot who sells flowers in the bazaar, Gesicht inches closer to the truth and finally confronts the big bad. He has to let the robot killer go in exchange for the independence of his creator, Professor Hoffman.
Gesicht soon meets his tragic end, as memories of the brief period of time lost to him this far come rushing in. As Epsilon also dies, Atom, whom his genius creator Dr. Tenma has been working on reviving, comes back to life.
Atom displays erratic behavior at first, only for Professor Ochanomizu to soon realize that he’s overcome his hatred and isn’t anything like the agent of doom Tenma thought he’d be.
Atom discovers the truth behind all this chaos, destruction, and hatred. He rushes to prevent the world from being destroyed because of this hatred, and succeeds in doing so, as Pluto rolls the credits.
Pluto ending explained in detail:
Who is Abullah?
It all started when the ruler of the Kingdom of Persia, Darius XIV planned to vitalize the country’s vast deserts in record time, he asked Professor Abullah to create a giant robot strong enough to terraform the earth.
They called it the Bora Project. All the prototypes Abdullah created for Bora failed. He figured that they would need the world’s most advanced AI robot to help make this a successful project.
To create such a robot, they called in Dr. Tenma, the world’s most genius man in the field of AI.
Dr. Tenma did create the robot, but it wouldn’t wake up, and he figured it could only do so with the help of hatred, sorrow, and anger, all necessary tools to cut through the infinite personalities he has to choose from to adopt.
The ongoing war would soon claim the life of Dr. Abdullah too, and as he died, he copied some of the fragments of his consciousness, or simply put, his hatred, into a chip, to be given to Dr. Tenma.
The genius doctor then used this chip and installed it into the advanced AI robot, which woke up. This robot was Goji, the Persian scientist that the whole world knew as the one behind the kingdom’s most lethal robotic creations.
He was so advanced and human-like that he could lie, even to himself. That’s exactly what he did, and began living as Abullah, telling others and believing himself as well, that he was just badly injured in the war and that parts of his body were replaced with machines.
And so, Dr. Abullah is actually just a remnant of the hatred that the real Abullah had, now living within one of the most advanced AI robot in the world, Goji, although he thinks Goji is someone else, not acknowledging these two personalities to be in the same body.
Goji goes on to create Bora, a giant robot now meant for not the terraforming of Persia, but the destruction of the United States of Thracia by exploding an anti-proton bomb inside the largest volcano’s magma chamber.
Who is Pluto?
Pluto is a robot killer hell-bent on murdering the most advanced robots that humanity has ever produced. It was created by Dr. Abullah, the head of the Persian Ministry of Science.
He was assigned to create a robot strong enough to terraform the earth and vitalize the deserts of Persia.
It was never intended to be a robot of mass destruction, as the United States of Thracia painted it to be via propaganda.
The rubble of robot corpses that were discovered by the Bora fact-finding team — leading scientists sent to find out if Persia was making robots of mass destruction — was actually the discarded prototypes for the Bora Project.
They found nothing strong enough to suggest that such powerful weapons were being made. And yet, a war was still waged on the Kingdom of Persia.
giving rise to the 39th Central Asian War, which grazed so much of Persia down to rubble.
The war took numerous lives, including that of Abullah’s wife, son, and daughter. He was overcome with hatred, that lived on within Goji, who lied to himself and thought he was still a human, still Abullah.
He then taught this hate to his only remaining robot son, Sahad. He installed Sahad’s brain within the strongest body, and thus Pluto was created.
While Sahad only ever wanted to see flowers bloom in Persian deserts, he was used by Abullah as a murderer of other advanced AI robots and also of all the scientists who were part of the Bora fact-finding mission.
Throughout Pluto, the titular robot fights to leave his murderous spree and be set free from this violence, only to be brought back into it by Abullah/Goji.
At the end of the Pluto finale, he’s finally able to come to his senses with the help of Atom and sacrifices himself to destroy Bora and save the world.
What happened in Gesicht’s past?
Gesicht found an old little robot about to bite the dust in a junkyard one day. He bought it from the excavator guy for 500 Zeus and later adopted it as his own son.
He and his wife Helena were happy to have found a son who they were raising with all the love and care. However, it all changed when an anti-robot killer, Adolf Haas’s brother, began his spree of kidnapping and killing robot children.
One of these children was Gesicht’s own son, Robito. When he cornered the killer and found his son’s corpse scattered around, Gesicht was overcome with hatred and did what robots were never supposed to be capable of doing — killing a human.
He murdered the killer brutally but he would soon come to forget about it, including the memories of his son. His wife Helena would also forget about it all, thanks to the government and Europol President.
The truth was not just hidden from Gesicht but also the world, since one of the world’s most advanced robots actually committing murder would spell trouble for the European government and their hold over this AI robot.
However, Gesicht would come to regain his memories, bit by bit, until all comes back rushing in, as he is confronted by a small amputated robot child in the Netherlands. The robot child is the same one whom he met in the Persian bazaar a few days ago, selling flowers.
This time, the robot child doesn’t have a flower but an anti-Zeronium weapon, which he fires, as he’s programmed to do by Abullah. Gesicht remembers his own son and registers his death moments after he’s attacked.