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|He was destined to become a hero of justice from the moment of his birth. So much pressure rests on this tiny baby's shoulders. And yet, he carries himself with the grace and dignity that belies a toddler of his age.|
The Iron Infant is a fictional character in the Steel Samurai franchise. He is the son of the titular Steel Samurai and the Pink Princess, and was "played" by a doll in the stage show. His father transports the baby around via a wooden pushcart.
Evidence in a double murder
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The Iron Infant made an appearance during a Steel Samurai stage show performed at the Theatrum Neutralis between the embassies of Allebahst and Babahl. The Steel Samurai then pushed the cart containing the Iron Infant into the theater lobby to be greeted by fans, and then headed into the Allebahstian embassy at 5:23 p.m. After the show, the Iron Infant was lost. The doll was eventually found at the side of a pool on the Babahlese side of the embassy.
This proved to be an important piece of evidence for Miles Edgeworth, who was investigating the murder of Manny Coachen. Since the doll had been lost in the Allebahstian embassy, this helped prove that the victim had been transported between the two embassies via the interconnected fountains. Indeed, Quercus Alba had killed Coachen in the theater dressing room, then hid the body inside the pushcart. He had then taken the pushcart, explaining its absence, and transported it to the Babahlese embassy.
- The way in which the Steel Samurai pushes the Iron Infant around in a wooden cart may be a reference to Lone Wolf and Cub, a manga in which a warrior goes on a quest for revenge along with his three-year-old son, who is transported by wooden cart.
- His Japanese name, "Wakasaman", may come from "wakai" (若い), meaning "young" (the kanji 若 is present on his outfit), the polite honorific "-sama" (様), and "man" (i.e., "human").