Mikko Rautiainen

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UNIVER.SYS Character
"I'd rather build things that last."
General Information
NameMikko Rautiainen
AliasMikko
The Digital Sampo
Debut year1981
First published2024-02-12
Appearance
Hair ColorCool Grey
Eye ColorWisteria Blue
Palette
Other Information
OriginVirta
AffiliationVirta Computing
OccupationEngineer
Metalworker
Interior Designer
HobbiesFishing, nature walking, interior and furniture design
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Mikko Rautiainen is a character in UNIVER.SYS. He is a TAN (Technological Anthropomorph) from Virta.

History

Mikko was published to Moeverse on February 12, 2024.

Character

Mikko's imposing stature and stoic demeanor often made him look cold or even intimidating. However, he is far from being short-tempered or violent. In fact, he tends to spend most of his energy studying and practicing engineering and metalworking, or fishing in the lakes of Lumi, away from most people. Mikko views his demeanor as a way to adapt, and only resorts to intimidation when necessary.

While Mikko seem to appear guarded and solitary, it is evident that he cares for others' well-being. Many of the objects he builds prioritize ergonomics and are meant to last for a long time. He also has an interest in interior and furniture design. In contrast to the bold and glamorous architecture of the 1980s, Mikko's designs tend to be more minimalistic and natural.

Mikko's crafting skills and reliability earned him the nickname of "The Digital Sampo."[1]

Trivia

Technical

  • Mikko is the personification of MikroMikko, a line of computers made by Nokia in the 1980s, some of them are IBM PC compatible and run MS-DOS. [2]
  • His first name is derived from MikroMikko itself.
    • His last name Rautiainen has the root word rauta, which means "iron" in Finnish, vaguely referencing the computer hardware.[3]
  • His color palette references MikroMikko's hardware and Nokia DOS floppy disks.[4]
  • His fluffy hair style and wool elements in his design are inspired by the MikroMikko's ram/Aries logo. [5]
    • His stature and stoicism is partly inspired from how the MikroMikko was built to handle harsh environments.[2]

Misc.

    • Mikko's love of nature is inspired by MikroMikko's environmentally friendly design.[6]
    • His fishing hobby is a reference to Nokia's first logo, which featured a salmon.
  • Mikko's skills in interior and furniture design, is inspired from the promotional media made for the MikroMikko, which featured sleek, 1980s-style office architecture. [7] [8] [9]
  • His favorite food is salmon soup.

Notes and References

What makes Mikko iconic.
UNIVER.SYS
Main Characters Nix Lisa Estelle
Logiciel Mike Amy Mina Natalia Céleste
Prismage Ash Alan Masaki Yukina Aurora
Warefarer Patrick Vicky Kairi Justine Herschel Amelia
Virta Mikko Sinikka Arvi Talvi
SKG Zinnia Zach Quinley Roland Rika
See Also UNIVER.SYS License