"In his hand was hope. The hope of evolution. With enormous strength, the man fought...and learned of despair."
- Lordgenome and the Anti-Spiral, narrating the prologue of Childhood's End
Lordgenome (ロージェノム, Rōjenomu), once addressed as the Spiral King, is the creator of the Beastmen and the antagonist of the first arc of Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann. He was a cruel and ruthless tyrant who employed legions of Beastmen to systemically eradicate all humankind on the planet surface, commanding them from his gigantic castle of Teppelin.
After his defeat and supposed death at the hands of Simon, Lordgenome becomes an important supporting character in the second arc of the show after he is revived by Rossiu as a Biocomputer seven years later.