Gaia was also the central computer of Olympus in Masamune Shirow's Appleseed. Gaia was believed by the bioroid council to be central to the Olympus model for the next stage of human development; the anticloning terrorist faction saw Gaia as nothing less than a force for pure evil. Gaia's job is to run all automated public systems in the city, including the Millipede Cannon. Around the second book in the series, Gaia began showing signs of independent thought.