Dr. FRANXX is a character in DARLING in the FRANXX.

He is a member of APE and the inventor of the FRANXX. He is responsible for constructing and managing FRANXX.


He has the appearance of an older man, sporting grey hair and a mustache. He normally wears a white coat similar to the other adults in the setting, along with white gloves, and he also uses a cane. Half of his face and several digits of his hand are mechanical.


He has the nature of a calm individual, with a lecherous streak as shown when he groped Nana. He takes pride in his creations, but does seem rather disinterested in the formal procedures, such as when he was asked to attend the ceremony.

Some of his decisions were counter-intuitive. His decision to not inject more yellow blood cells into Hiro to observe how Hiro will develop shows that his way of thinking is different from others.

He's also quite adventurous, never sitting in one place. He always tries to find the best seat whenever there's a big battle.


He appears in Episode 1, escorting Zero Two along with the cargo needed for testing that he intends to carry out at the Thirteenth Plantation. When the Mohorovic-class Klaxosaur appeared, he observed it before Strelizia dispatched it.

In a flashback in Episode 13, he is shown to have run experiments on Zero-Two, and later erasing her and Hiro's memories.


Zero Two

The doctor seems to have an almost parental relationship with Zero Two, given the tone he speaks to her with and how casually he accepts her behavior.

In episode 13, during one of Dr. Franxx's experiments on Zero Two, he considered her as a special parasite, 'a marvelous creation' from the discovery of her abilities.


Hiro had survived 3 sorties with Zero Two, which makes him an "interesting specimen".

During their personal meeting in episode 7, he says that "that boy (Hiro) could be the one to fulfill her (Zero Two) wish".

In episode 15, they had another chat. He remarks about how Zero Two is such a marvelous creation, yet is always so lonely, like a Klaxosaur. Hiro objected, saying that she's human. Intrigued, the doctor turns around to look at Hiro. He says that he had thought she (Zero Two) may have finally found a partner as Hiro prepares to leave for Zero Two.


Papa refers to Dr. Franxx as Werner. Dr. Franxx refers to Papa and the sages as "silly hellcats".




DARLING in the FRANXX appearances
01 Episode 02 Episode 03 Episode 04 Episode 05 Episode 06 07 08 Episode 09 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12
13 Episode 14 15 Episode 16 Episode 17 Episode 18 Episode 19 Episode 20 Episode 21 Episode 22 Episode 2 Episode 24


  • Dr. FRANXX is the one who named and classified the robots as FRANXX but is unclear if it came from his name or if his name came from naming the robots.


STAMEN Hiro | Goro | Zorome | Futoshi | Mitsuru
PISTIL Zero Two | Ichigo | Miku | Kokoro | Ikuno
OTHER Naomi | Old Woman | 081 | 090 | 245 | 9'α | 9'β | 9'γ | 9'δ | 9'ε
APE Papa | Vice Chairman | Gorilla | Marmoset | Lemur | Baboon | Tarsier
Dr. FRANXX | Hachi | Nana
FRANXX Strelizia | Delphinium | Argentea | Genista | Chlorophytum | Standard | 9 Model
EPISODES 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12
13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24
CHAPTERS 01 | 02 | 03 | 04
MUSIC KISS OF DEATH | Torikago | Manatsu no Setsuna | Beautiful World | Hitori
LOCATIONS Cerasus | Garden | Chrysanthemum | Gran Crevasse | Cosmos