Prince Robot IV
Character Type: Primary
Summary: Prince Robot IV was a leading character in Brian K. Vaughan's and Fiona Staples' Saga series. Heir to the Robot Kingdom's throne, he is a veteran of the war between the planet of Landfall and its moon, Wreath. He was forced back into participating in the war when he was given a task by his father. Described by one reviewer as "snooty, self-righteous, selfish and violent," it's safe to say that Prince Robot IV was not at the top of many fans' list of most beloved Saga characters. However, his character becomes far more likable after he meets and falls in love with Petrichor. Although he definitely fits within the broader spectrum of trans identities, Prince Robot IV defines himself as "gender fluid."
Database Links: Saga Wiki, Image Comics Wiki
Saga, like all Brian K. Vaughan books, goes to great lengths to humanize the characters that populate the narrative. Sure, that is the standard operating procedure for storytelling as a whole, but when a host of the character's physiologies resembles the fading remnants of a psychedelic fever dream, deft characterization goes a long way. (Read more)
Devin Nealy, "Sage: 5 Best Secondary Characters (& 5 Fans Can't Stand)," CBR, June 15, 2020.
When news of a mystery man with a television on his head walking around Virginia hit our feeds, we couldn’t help but be reminded of our favorite TV brain with a heart of — well, not quite gold exactly, but some kind of matter proving that he knows how to care: Prince Robot IV of the Robot Planet. (Read more)
Preeti Chhibber, "Chosen One of the Day: Prince Robot IV from Saga," SYFY Wire, August 21, 2019.