You know, you're just like him... you forget to remember to be scared!
|—5, 9 (2009 Film)|
5 is a one-eyed stitchpunk appearing in both the 2005 short and 2009 film. His appearance and personalities vary from both versions of the film. In the 2005 short, he is a mentor and plot device character used to show how dangerous The Cat Beast is. He is the third to die in the 2009 film.
He the fifth creation of The Scientist; being made of burlap, with two buttons as his fastening.
9 (2005 Short)
5 appears as a kind-hearted, assisting mentor of 9. He is portrayed as very inventive and innovative with creating tools and weaponry. He is made of the same burlap material as 9 with two buttons running down his front. He is known to keep junk and usable items inside his fabric skin for convenience, including The Talisman in the 2005 short. How he found the Mirrored Talisman remains unknown. In the 2005 short, the only weapon he has to defend himself is a homemade folding spear that can fold or extend.
9 (2009 Film)
5 appears as an one-eyed, caring, nurturing engineer. The loyal, big-hearted "common man" who plays a supporting role, primarily as a peacemaker and a healer. He is very kind, trusting, and innocent; however, he is also very timid and gullible. According to critics, he is like a sidekick to 9. He is incredibly close to 2, who mentored him in numerous tinkerings, their first collaborative invention being the telescope seen atop The Watchtower.
9 (2005 Short)
In the 2005 short film, 5 has a patch made of molded comb that covers a part of his face where his eye once was, it is made of a lighter burlap than 9 but his left foot is made of a 1 in material. the movie, in addition to having a metal line tied with wire on his left foot and a rusty hook near his right leg. 5 in the short film like 9 does not speak.
9 (2009 Film)
Similar to his 2005 short's design, 5 has one eye and two buttons going down his front. The buttons give the impression of a buttoned shirt, like a worker's uniform. 5 carries a "backpack" made of a tarot card and a thimble, containing his map and all sorts of bobs and bits for traveling convenience. His weapon is a miniature crossbow-like invention (made of springs and scrap metal with needles as ammunition), and additionally a sort of grappling system (using fishing hooks and string), all of them presumably made by himself. He uses a map of the area around The Sanctuary.
5 used to have two eyes, but lost his eye during the war after a gas bomb landed behind him, causing him to tumble uncontrollably and impact the ground with his left eye.
9 (2005 Short)
In a flashback segment, as 9 inspects an old magnifying glass, an older but one-eyed 5 finds a dusty lamp while using a cane to help him walk. Upon getting 9's attention, 5 inspects the light bulb that was still intact in the lamp and instructs 9 to help him yank it out, to which they both accomplish. Upon handing 9 the light bulb, 5 takes out a piece of red wire and a small battery from inside his burlap skin. He connects the light bulb with the wire to the battery to make the light bulb activate, surprising 9 and bringing 5 joy. 5 then gives the items to 9 for safe keeping.
As the Cat Beast is approaching from afar, 5's remaining eye briefly shines green. As this happens, 5 immediately takes out a Mirrored Talisman, which happens to glow green as well, warning both 5 and 9 that danger is nearby. 5 immediately hands 9 The Talisman and pushes him away, prompting 9 to flee and hide. Taking out a homemade folding spear from inside of his belly and extending it, 5 prepares for combat. The Cat Beast comes up from behind and grabs him using one of its metal sharp hands, and knocking him unconscious. He soon manages to come to his senses, but at the wrong time, as the Cat Beast opens its own talisman and faces towards 5's face. Though 5 struggles, he is unable to free himself and his soul is sucked into the talisman by the mouth, leaving him a lifeless rag doll in front of 9's eyes.
Later, when 9 leads the Cat Beast into the main trap, 5's numbered skin can be seen on The Beast's back before it is killed. When 9 puts both the Cat Beast's Talisman and the Mirrored Talisman together, it opens up to free the slain victims of The Cat Beast. As 9 notices the soul of 5 coming out from The Talisman, before disappearing into his numbered skin, the soul of 5 turns around to look at 9 and nods to him in approval.
9 (2009 Film)
"9" Scientist's Facebook
According to the Scientist's Facebook, 5 awakened on Monday, August 24th; his initial design's blueprint show 5 having two eyes. Upon waking up, 5 did not struggle or jump out as the previous stitchpunks had. He just sat in the Scientist's hand, allowing him to be gently put down onto the table. He sat there contentedly, waiting for guidance. The Scientist describes him as his purest creation to date.
- In the Russian adaptation. 5 represents a doctor.
- 5's concept art for the original short film had a zipper instead of his buttons.
- The fabric that covered his eye socket is most likely leather, as it is an eye patch to cover his eye socket.
- His backpack or quiver is made of a tarot card and thimble, fastened together with string or wire woven through a button.
- The commentary alludes to 5 as the mother of the group.
|2009 film characters|
|Stitchpunks||1 • 2 • 3 & 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9|
|Machines||The Cat Beast • The Fabrication Machine • The Seamstress • The Winged Beast|
|Humans||Chancellor Ferdinand • The Scientist|