Tesla Anima is a human scientist. She is the creator of Project: Pandora, and hired Erica Sakura to stop her. She is an expert (or so she claims) in the cartoon sciences, and is known for knowing many things about the cartoon mindset.
Tesla Anima is a brilliant young scientist. She is the (regretful) creator of Project: Pandora. She became a great friend of Erica's after she called Erica for her help.
She became a scientist after she played the Mega Man games, in which she fondly wanted to be like Dr. Light and his creations.
Tesla is known for coming up with some of the most revolutionary theories in cartoon history (see below).
Tesla is savvy and intelligent, but somewhat nervous. When she's really nervous, she can be forgetful. She can get a bit of a temper when she cannot focus.
Tesla has wavy blue hair, which is pulled into a ponytail. Her labcoat is blue with a pink belt. She wears a pink barrette and pink gloves. She has a somewhat large nose and wears glasses with swirls. She has freckles. Her shoes are pink tennis shoes with blue details.
Tesla is known for creating many theories about the cartoon universe that she plans on exploring. Her most significant are these:
- "Anima's Animus Theory"-In the cartoon universe, at least 75% of cartoon females have a high-functioning animus, usually making them slightly more masculine (mentally speaking) than an actual man. Additionally, at least 65% of cartoon men may have a high-functioning anima, meaning that (mentally speaking) they are more feminine than an actual woman. Tesla's evidence for this is that most of her female friends are less feminine than some other females, as well as more masculine than any of her male friends. This is her most famous theory.
- "Darkness of Purity Theory"-No matter how perfect and wholesome they may seem, all cartoon characters (even the heroic ones) have a dark side. Tesla's evidence for this is that her friends, as well as a few cartoon celebrities, have shows some sort of secret side that will show when no one else expects it.
- "Anima's Law"-For everything real science cannot explain, there will always be a way to justify it using one of the "Cartoon Rules" (see below).
- "Tesla Anima's Cartoon Rules"-There are three basic rules for justifying strange cartoon antics: the "Humor Rule" (it works because it's "funny"), the "Adorable Rule" (it works because it's "cute"), the "Amazing Rule" (it works because it's "awesome"), and the "Simplicity Rule" (it works because it's "easier"). This is her second most famous theory.
Tesla is voiced by Mayumi Tanaka in Japanese and Candi Milo in English. Here are some things she's say.:
"I'm sorry to trouble you Erica!"
"Oh my! Oh gosh! Oh crap! What're we gonna do!?!"
"Thank you so much, Erica and company!"
- Tesla bonded with Ursa the Doll because Ursa was created through science, an obvious interest of Tesla's.
- The swirls in Tesla's glasses are a common design in various anime and video games; they are usually reserved for nerds, but can be used for insane or comedic scentists.
- The swirls tend to represent her eyes while wearing her glasses.
- Tesla's English voice actress, Candi Milo, also voiced the titular character of Dexter's Laboratory, who is also a kid scientist.
- Tesla's surname and given name are both related to science; "Tesla" comes from the surname of scientist Nikola Tesla, as well the Tesla Coil, and "Anima" comes from the Greek word for "psyche", which has also been coined as the scientific term for the feminine instincts in a man.
- Tesla's color scheme could also be considered a reference to the aforementioned anima and/or the animus (the masculine instincts in a woman), as it consists of blue and pink. (Blue and pink are commonly used to represent masculinity and femininity, respectively; it should be noted, however, that it used to be the other way around in older eras.)
- In the British broadcasts of the Erica Sakura anime, Tesla is voiced by British singer Estelle (Garnet on Steven Universe); she sounds more calm and sophisticated than her American and Japanese counterparts (among other languages).
- In the Elemental Crystal series, Lapis often wonders who created Lazuli (a little clone character of himself); often, when imagining the scenario, the silhouette of the hypothetical scientist that created Lazuli resembles Tesla.