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In Casshern Sins we are quickly introduced to our anit-hero Casshern and his seemingly eternal battle to survive in the ruined world.

He is constantly attacked, not only for his misdeeds but because the remaining robots believe very strongly that eating him will heal the world of the Ruin.

But why do they believe this?

Why do these beings who supposedly need no nourishment and most likely do not even have digestive systems believe that eating a seemingly invincible robot will suddenly revive their world to its former glory?

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I believe the key here is what Casshern is.

Not sure if this is considered a spoiler itself, but Casshern is a robot himself. Or what is known as a Neodroid, or robot with a human mind. He was originally a servant of the robot Boss (Breaking Boss) and was sent, as the most powerful in the robot army, to destroy Luna who was supposed to be humanity's salvation against robot rule.

Casshern went to destroy Luna, but in the process the Earth became toxic. Robots are in a constant state of decay. Except for Casshern, his body is immortal.

So... because Casshern does not deteriorate, and he is a robot, and he is seemingly the cause of the blight, other robots believe integrating him with them will grant them his immortality.

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