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Sicks (シックス Sicks), or sometimes "Six", is a major antagonist in the Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro manga. His logo is the number 6. His real name is Jody Tubulik.
Sicks is the leader of a group called the New Bloodline. He is a very cruel and evil individual, and as Kasai puts it, Sicks is the "absolute evil". For Neuro, Sicks is the first man he would honestly consider a true enemy and a threat, implying that X and HAL were previously minor pushovers compared to him.
Sicks has been shown to be extremely sadistic, even more than Neuro himself. For example, Sicks blackmailed a man by kidnapping the his family and after the man perished while doing the job, Sicks had his subordinates to inform the family the man abandoned them, causing them to die in their agony. Sicks also kills his own subordinates if their work does not satisfy him or if they have outlived their usefulness, preferably in a long and painful death.
Not much has been shown on Sicks' past, but it has been shown that since his birth, his evil was unsurpassed. This was shown when Sicks' father gave him a small blade in order to test his potential. The next panel showed all beds except for Sicks' in the nursery to be dripping blood. Sicks later killed his mother and father. It can be speculated that Sicks' father was the first box victim, seeing as the box had a leg and hand sticking out the top.
17 years before the current storyline he made an altered female clone of himself who was released into society and would come to be known as X. It was also revealed that Sicks was the one who killed Sasazuka's family. This was because Sasazuka's father discovered Sicks' company was responsible for kidnapping people and made an attempt to directly interview Sicks. In order to silence the truth, Sicks invaded Sasazuka's home, killed and boxed the family, and stole the data.
Sicks' ancestors were weapon makers who strived to create better and more painful ways to kill with weaponry. The ancestors kept passing on this ambition throughout generations, to the point where their descendant, Sicks, inherited the ultimate evil intent to completely wipe out humanity. His direct ancestor, who drew the very first blade, was the person who created the New Bloodline.
Powers and Abilities
Sicks emits a monstrous presence, able to bring a hardened detective like Saszuka to his knees, however Neuro was not affected even when he put some effort to intimidate him. The presence, according to Neuro, is that he is only human on the outside, while on the inside he was a monster. In addition to this, he can manipulate people through his own evil power as well as knowledge inherited from a shared ancestor with Genuine involving manipulating the air that draws people to adoration. In fact, he was so strong, that even at full strength, Neuro thought he would have a difficult time with Sicks.
As mentioned above he has knowledge on all of the Five Fingers' powers, using Tierra's knowledge of weak points in the earth to cause a quake and DR's knowledge on creating flash floods respectively when dealing with Neuro, in addition to sharing Vijaya's knowledge on plant manipulation when he used a tree to prevent Neuro's escape. The only power he didn't use in the final fight was Kasai's fire knowledge, which was only demonstrated in the latter's flashback when he burnt the mark on his forehead.
Due to his genetic knowledge of smithing inherited from his ancestors who honed their murderous intent to his generation, Sicks is able to generate metal from his own body. He can also grow metal daggers from his feet to stand on places that needs support on the footing, similar to X. He understands all about metals and it's capacities, from being able to form the the hardest, softest and strongest metals from his cells to knowing the patterns and mechanics of how they're used, like his jet plane.
Neuro is later invited by Sicks for a little "tea party". However, Sicks angers Neuro when he accidently insults him by serving Neuro "cultivated mysteries", something Neuro isn't particularly fond of. After Sicks fails to get Neuro to join his group, they acknowledge each other as enemies and Sicks leaves. Sicks doesn't do much after this, leaving the Five Fingers to deal with Neuro; except for rare occasions in which he steps into the battle arena, such as killing Sasazuka himself in front of Yako. While he could have killed her easily, he decides that letting her live "can yield crueler, happier consequences". Whether he had anticipated that Yako's breakdown would make she and Neuro "split up", or if he did it simply to torment her with the deaths of her loved ones is unknown.Sicks is first mentioned by Kasai when he visits Homura Tetsuyuki. He appears later, disguised as Andrew Sixson but only reveals himself after killing Ai when she and X attempt to escape by helicopter. He meets Neuro for the first time here, and notices the demon's potential in disrupting his plans. Sicks takes X with him after this and escapes, leaving the police department, especially Usui angry and confused.
In the latest chapters Sicks and XI are seen in a car on the way out of the country. Sicks admits he did not expect Kasai's death but states it wasn't much of a concern. The car is sudddenly called to pull over by the police however, and when the drivers realise the police were aware Sicks was in the car the officer reveals himself to be Ishigaki and the rest of the police appear behind him to attack Sicks. Sicks and XI manage to get away but meet Neuro and Yako later. They drive over to an amusement park where XI is currently going against Neuro.
After Neuro's intiation showdown at the amusement park failed, he used Yako in an attempt to separate XI and Sicks. Neuro then faced Sicks in the woods. After Yako reverted XI back to X, X proceeded to pull out Sicks' heart, which destabilizes his ability to control metal. Sicks then attempts to escape on a stealth plane, however Neuro catches up to him using Evil Flyer. Sicks then proceeds to attack Neuro, but Neuro's use of Evil Metal destroys most of Sicks' body, leaving only the upper torso, right arm, and head. After taunting Sicks and using demonic power on Sicks' head, Neuro throws Sicks (or whatever remained of him) off the jet. Neuro then uses the Evil Friday bugs to turn the stealth plane around and ram directly into Sicks. Sicks became nothing more than random pieces of blood and guts.
With Sicks' death, Neuro effectively ended the New Bloodline's threat on humanity.
The seat Sicks uses is implied to be the work of Ikeya Tooru
Sicks may be based off the idea of an evil Jesus, shown by his numerous followers who bow before him and Vijaya's referral to him as "A Messiah."
Sicks may also be based on the serial killer Charles Manson who was famous for gathering followers to commit crimes for him.
When he talks about XI's treachery, the three clone skulls around Sicks' neck is a reference Dante's Satan, who has three heads and three traitors in each mouth.
In chapter 195, Sicks is visioned as a goat-headed demon, a reference to Baphomet.