Verg / Belg (ベルグ)
- Age: Unknown (10-18?)
- Cell Combinations: Shark
- Occupation: Ghost-Ship Captain, Chimeran Army Commander, potential wife beater
- Appearances: OVA, PS1, DC
Highly aggressive and impulsive, but is completely loyal to Zorndyke. Captain of the Chimeran flagship, Verg enjoys his position of power, and is used to receiving complete obedience from his followers. The firepower and environmental advantages of his army compensates for his generally simple tactics.
My thoughts & opinions
Let me first say that Verg is IMO, a cool character, and well designed. However, his character was horribly one-dimensional…for the first 3 episodes of the OVA. He was portrayed as nothing more than an angry, abusive villain driven by one objective – to destroy Blue 6. Not only that, he was also shown to have an impulsive and immature side, judging from his treatment of Mutio and her sisters.
His role in 青の6号: Time & Tide (DC) is not much different from the anime. He shows up towards the end of the game and starts to bomb SSK city, and ends up fighting not just Blue 6 but also the rogue submarine ‘X’ as well. Though he ultimately suffers defeat in this battle, he manages to escape and fight another day.
He really shines at the end of the BS6: Antarctica game, and his character is given alot more depth. Verg and Mutio return to the Ghost Ship to mourn with the rest of their siblings (after Zorndyke’s ‘funeral’). Marcello arrives shortly afterwards and announces his plans to steal Sub Zero and nuke the poleshift device – effectively going against Zorndyke’s final wish. It would not have been surprising if Verg proceeded to help Marcello, or at the very least, ignored him, given his statement of never wanting to associate with humans again, plus the hate he still carried.
In a completely unexpected move however, Verg actually turned against his evil brother and helped Blue 6 by crippling Marcello’s flagship (face turn!). This action symbolized his silent but ultimate acceptance of Hayami’s earlier plea on behalf of Zorndyke (for both species to live peacefully), as well as his undying loyalty towards his Papa, even after his death. And then in the final FMV, we see Verg expressing deep remorse, for the first time, towards Mutio, after the latter returned to save him from his suicide attempt.
I don’t think Verg will ever be hosting tea parties with humans even after this; he is still rather bitter and arrogant. At the very least however, it wouldn’t be far fetched to imagine him living a life of a recluse, out of respect of his siblings (especially Mutio), who desire peace.
Verg is often seen together with Mutio in numerous official and fan artworks, which I suppose makes sense since they’re the two main characters on the ‘enemy’ side, and are of the same species. There’s no implied romance between the two, thankfully 😛