|“||Now it's my turn to save the day!||”|
– Lucas, before getting knocked out.
Lucas is a biology and chemistry teacher of Meridiana High School who is in love with the titular character, Cybersix, and is friends with Adrian Seidelman. His students include Lori Anderson and her gang.
Lucas is tall, blond, and muscular. He is a former boxer, although he is not very fit as he is often seen out of breath when running.
He often wears his work attire, consisting of a white-collar shirt, dark green tie, brown pants, and black shoes with a grey coat usually worn over it.
Lucas is an intelligent man, shown in his profession as a biology and chemistry high school teacher, and works as a scientific journalist on the side. He is very sociable and generally gets along well with his class. He is also seen as being protective of Adrian after he becomes injured during a class trip, showing he genuinely cares for Adrian as a friend.
In the comics, Lucas is a struggling scientific journalist with a love of genetic engineering and wrote articles on his suspicions that some residents of Meridiana weren't human, and along with his acute observations, becomes aware of the presence of Cybersix traversing the rooftops and hiding in the shadows and becomes enamored with her beauty and mysterious background.
Because his job can't support him financially, Lucas is forced to take up the teaching position for chemistry and biology at the local delinquent college, where he takes notice of Adrian Seidelman and follows him the next day, where he saves him from Lori's gang. After seeing Adrian's books on genetic engineering, Lucas becomes inspired to reveal his secret about Cybersix and shows him the photos he's been able to take of her, only for Adrian to abruptly leave with the promise he won't tell anybody (because, as it turns out, unbeknownst to everyone else, Adrian is actually Cybersix in disguise).
The two men soon becomes good friends and frequent at the Cafe, often talking of Cybersix, a closeness which results in Lori teasing the two for possibly being more than just friends as a way to bully Adrian. It isn't until an incident does their relationship becomes strained when Lori sees, what she believes, is Cybersix fooling around with both Adrian and Lucas, causing Lucas to become jealous and angry with them both, enough to punch Adrian to the ground after he attempts to reconcile.
Lucas often sees other women and only becomes faithful once his friend, Mauritius Cronemberg, convinces Cybersix of her humanity and allowing her to feel free to give in to her feelings. Cybersix and Lucas sleep together and she becomes pregnant with their son, Gengis. But due to Lucas traveling to the jungle and being captured by enemies and suffering amnesia, Lucas does not meet his son and is unaware of their child being kidnapped, brainwashed and experimented by Reichter.
Lucas eventually escapes his captors and returns home and joins Cybersix and her friends to their planned final battle with Reichter. They walk to his base but find it burnt to the ground, and just as all hope is lost, a man posing as Jesus approaches them and gives them back their son and also the recipe for sustenance so Cybersix will survive and be independent of Reichter. He has done this as redemption for his past life, being the thief crucified alongside the real Jesus, and leaves. Lucas holds Gengis and voices his wish for Cybersix to remain in Meridiana and for Adrian to return.
Lucas first appears when Adrian is being harassed by Lori and her gang in an abandoned building, where he punches one man and narrowly avoids being stabbed with a knife by another before they all decide to run away. Lucas then promptly retrieves Adrian's fallen belongings and reassures a passing police officer that they're fine. The two then head to a cafe where Lucas presumably speaks of his discovery of Cybersix to a visibly uncomfortable Adrian.
The next day in his office, Lucas speaks with Yashimoto, who is trying to find Cybersix and is investigating. He leaves and Lori enters, telling him about seeing Cybersix in Adrian's apartment the night before. Lucas becomes jealous and finds Adrian, grabbing violently, shoving and yelling until punching him in the face and leaving.
In a later episode, Lucas is seen leaning down to give Cybersix a kiss.
Not much is known about Lucas's background in the animated series, other than hints he also works as a scientific journalist and had done boxing as a youth.
In the animated series, Cybersix and Lucas share romantic tensions but never further their relationship due to Cybersix's hesitance originating from her insecurities as a lab experiment. They remain as friends until eventually admitting their feelings in The Final Confrontation in the form of a kiss.
In the comics, Lucas is initially awestruck by Cybersix's beauty and fascinated by her past but is nevertheless easily seduced by other women. He eventually deduces that Cybersix must have a secret identity and humorously suggests that he start dating that one to protect the identity of Cybersix (not knowing her alter ego is actually the male Adrian). They later start a romantic relationship and Cybersix becomes pregnant, but Lucas goes missing for a good amount of time as he is captured by enemies in the jungle and becomes amnesiac. He returns and the entire family quickly reunite.
While Lucas is romantically interested in Cybersix, he is good friends with Adrian. They often hang out at the cafe and pay for each other's meals. Their relationship is strained after the misunderstanding from Lori that Cybersix and Adrian are romantically involved with each other, but they somewhat reconcile this.
In the comics, the love triangle is kept up by Cybersix herself as Adrian, who wants to inspire jealousy in Lucas after seeing he has slept with another woman named Rebecca Limon. Lucas is sometimes violent with Adrian but genuinely cares for him, expressing his frustration when Adrian planned to quit his job and later his wish for Adrian to return at the end of the series, and is reassured by Cybersix he may.
English translation courtesy of Zannen and PharmaDan
- While Lucas is a high school teacher in the animated series, he's a college professor in the comics.
- In the final episode, The Final Confrontation, Cybersix gives her eye glasses to Lori, who in turn gives it to Lucas. Due to the ambiguity and cliff ending, it's unclear if Lori and Lucas now know Adrian is Cybersix's secret identity.
- Appears in The Adventure of Cyb.
- In the comics, Lucas was originally conceived as a police officer whose partner would be Cybersix in a male disguise, the title being "Black Baby."