This profile contains spoilers for the visual novel and anime Steins;Gate.
|“||Consider, can the universe be justifiably called infinite? Doubtful. It may not have a discernible end, but it had a beginning and its component parts definitely have a limited cosmological shelf-life. Splitting hairs or not, if history tells us anything, it's that scientists often make very poor poets. We're all just a ship of fools chasing phantoms heedless of what really underwrites natural law.||„|
|~ Okabe's opening monologue|
|“||No one knows what the future holds, that's why its potential is infinite. Just like what this reunion demonstrated.||„|
|~ Okabe to Kurisu during their reunion in the Steins;Gate Attractor Field|
Rintarou Okabe (岡部 倫太郁, Okabe Rintarō), a.k.a Okarin, a portmanteau of the Oka- from his surname and the Rin- from his given name, is a self-proclaimed mad scientist and the main protagonist of Steins;Gate.
Powers and Stats
Name: Rintarou Okabe, Hououin Kyouma, Okarin
Age: 18, 19 in Steins;Gate 0.
Powers and Abilities: Genius Intelligence, Time Travel/Timeline Hopping (Via the Phone Microwave/Time Leap Machine. His consciousness can travel back in time and change the past. Acts like precognition, in that he would know exactly what events are bound to happen via World Line Convergence (a phenomenon that would lead to the same result in a certain set of world lines called Attractor Fields)), Is able to retain his memories every time he goes to a different world line via Reading Steiner
Attack Potency: Human level
Speed: Normal Human
Lifting Strength: Regular Human
Striking Strength: Human Class
Durability: Human level
Range: Standard melee range
Standard Equipment: His cellphone (Used to activate the Phone Microwave and send D-Mails, which allow him to travel to different world lines)
Intelligence: Extraordinary Genius (Despite his seemingly chuunibyou syndrome nature, Okabe is able to rally and inspire others, like he did with his childhood friend Mayuri by creating his Hououin Kyouma persona. In addition, he has an elastic memory, being able to remember exact dates and words other people have said, which helps him whenever he attempts to solve problems or do detective-like work. He's able to think on his feet extremely well, like he does whenever he argues against Makise Kurisu, or when he thought of a plan to distract guards from Future Gadget #204 on the fly. After countless times time leaping, he knew everything that could and would happen in the few weeks leading to Mayuri's death. He eventually was able to find a way to prevent Mayuri from dying at the hands of World Line Convergence in the Alpha Attractor Field with the help of Makise Kurisu, and in Steins;Gate 0, he was able to find a way to save Kurisu in the Beta Attractor Field by sending a message to his past self on what to do. He is called the Third Einstein by Professor Alexis Leskinen, the second Einstein being either Kurisu or Maho.)
Weaknesses: Regular human weaknesses. He needs prep time to use any of his gadgets. Future Gadget #204 can only be used with Amane Suzuha.
Cellphone: Used to make Future Gadget #8 work. Is also obviously able to do regular phone stuff.
Future Gadget #1 - Bit Particle Cannon: A Laser-gun shaped TV remote control. However, only the "Channel +" button works, and you have to turn on the TV manually to use the remote. Inspired from fictional anime 'Mobile Brave Gunbam'.
Future Gadget #2 - Bamboo-copter Camera Alternative edition Ver.2.67: A Three-winged Bamboo-copter with CCD camera installed. Inspired from fictional anime '22-emon'.
Future Gadget #3 - Would it be, ORA ORA!?!?: A Lie detector. Inspired from fictional manga 'Juju's Delicate Adventure'.
Future Gadget #4 - Moad Snake: A Super-instant humidifier in the shape of a Claymore mine. Also works as a smoke bomb. One of the few Future Gadgets to be used successfully. In several of the world lines where the Rounders attack Okabe and the other lab members inside the Future Gadget Laboratory, Okabe uses it to distract them long enough for him to time leap.
Future Gadget #5 - Once Again I've Connected Something Useless, by Goemon: A Hair drier which utilizes the waste heat of a vacuum cleaner. It uses too much electricity. Inspired from fictional anime 'Lupants the 3rd'.
Future Gadget #6 - Cyalume Saber: A Lightsaber-like glow stick. Fake blood is installed to enable realistic make-believe swordfighting.
Future Gadget #7 - Active-Shell Optical Camouflage Ball: A Virtual Optical camouflage machine made of CCD cameras and twelve CRT TVs. A large space is required. Inspired from fictional manga 'Ghost in the Squad'.
Future Gadget #8 - Phone Microwave (name subject to change)/Time Leap Machine: The Phone Microwave (name subject to change) is a Remote-controllable microwave oven. It heats your meals while you are out, but you need to put foodstuff in the microwave before you leave, which isn't very sanitary especially in summer. When exposed to an excess of electrons from an external source (such as the 42-inch Braun Tube TV) it can create Kerr black holes, allowing data and objects to travel back in time. However, anything other than data that goes through the black hole is 'gelified'. Additionally, only objects small enough to fit in the microwave can use it to physically travel back in time (such as bananas). Okabe uses it to send D-Mails back in time, although the mails have a word limit and generally arrive as multiple smaller mails. After Kurisu adds equipment to the microwave to allow one's memories to travel back in time, it is renamed the Time Leap Machine and is used several times by Okabe to go back in time and prevent Mayuri's death. After Mayuri is saved, this Future Gadget is disassembled and thrown away, due to the dangers of altering the timeline any further.
Future Gadget #204 2nd Edition Ver 2.31: A full-fledged, legit time machine, created by Hashida Itaru in the year 2036. The time machine in the Alpha Attractor Field was still incomplete and, as a result, was only capable of allowing the user to travel backwards in time, as opposed to the time machine developed by SERN, which enabled time travel in both directions. In the Beta worldline, the time machine was able to travel both forwards and backwards in time, but required a large quantity of fuel in order to travel.
Reading Steiner: An ability Okabe named himself. It allows Okabe to retain his memories every time he leaps to a different timeline, even if everyone else forgets.
Note: Information from this profile comes directly from the Steins;Gate wikia. Credit where credit is due.