The first reference to Haltmann actually predates his formal introduction into the lore in the form of The Noble Haltmann (Unused Vocal Mix) - Kirby Planet Robobot which draws parallels between President Haltmann and US President Donald Trump. "The Noble Haltmann" is his leitmotif and is "Patched Plains" in minor key.
He only appeared physically in one rip, VANESSA - beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD, and was cited by name in Freedom to Decide (Alpha Mix) - Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.
In the SiIvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis Edit
President Haltmann is working under the orders of the Voice Inside Your Head who materialized him into the real world through SiIvaGunner's computer in "Prologue", constructing robots for him such as the Patrol-Bots, the Spherics and the Stringbots. He is first mentioned in the episode "Seasonal Return" (although he doesn't speak or appear on-screen) in which he follows the Voice's command and executes the Cinderella Girls.
Knowing the character, it would seem strange that he would accept to work under the supervision of someone else, but it is revealed in "No Place To Hide" that he is apparently doing this to save his daughter Susie (it is yet unknown why she is in trouble) as the Voice promised him to help her in exchange for the robotic engineering provided by the Haltmann Works Company. If their relationship seems cordial at first, the Voice makes regularly clear that he is at the top of the hierarchy. In the episode "Haltmann", he begins to show his doubts before the Voice's ambitions and wonders if even saving his daughter is worth such chaos.
In "Loves the Ladies", he seems to have some memory troubles while listing all the "anime weeaboo bullshit" he executed. The Voice then tries to trick him into thinking he managed to bring his daughter back while it actually is a poorly disguised Haruka Amami singing "The Noble Haltmann"; he hoped he wouldn't recognized her like back in Planet Robobot. Though touched by the beauty of her performance, he clearly didn't fall for it and left the room furious at the Voice's treachery, despite his claims that he will soon really be able to do it. The Voice later noticed that he spent all his time working on a secret mecha project in his workshop, but assumed he was just "planning ahead". It appeared in "An announcement from your new leader" that this project actually was Inspector Gadget, overthrowing the Voice and taking over the channel. Gadget was eventually killed by a DCMA claim. Afterwards, Haltmann became the new host of the channel. Rather than following along with the Voice's plan of anime genocide, he intends to create high quality rips so that he can sell the channel off and profit immensely.
- ↑ "President Haltmann" on Kirby Wiki
- ↑ SiIvaGunner's Twitter - May 3, 2017
- ↑ @GiIvaSunner on Twitter