Welcome to the first ever badass character of the month. So what is the coveted BCTM award? The badass character of the month is a character that is in a game, manga, or anime that is the very definition of badass. We try to look deep down and find a character we feel represents what it means to be a badass for the theme. So after a long time of thinking and planning we have given the BCTM to the one and only…..
So you may be wondering. Who is Ganta Igarashi and why should he win this award? Well let me point out a few great things about this character that illustrates just how badass he can be.
Was falsely accused for massacring his entire class and sent to prison for life….at the age of 14
Ganta’s entire story makes him a badass. Not only did all of his friends die, but they died after he had already lost his parents. This isn’t a bad ending to the story or anything either, this happens in the first few pages of the manga and first few minutes of the anime. This is just how his story starts! Can you imagine being 12 years old and get sent to prison. Not only did he get sent to prison he got sent to Deadman Wonderland. This prison is so messed up the warden walks around with a freaking blade and poison is slowly seeped into your body unless you eat candy.
His special ability is to shoot his blood at people
So what happens to a kid that goes to prison? You’d think the other prisoners would make him drop the soap and start calling him Rochelle, but that doesn’t happen. See Ganta doesn’t just go to prison he goes to the deepest part of prison. In this part of prison he gets involved in freaking one on one matches with people that have special abilities that involve their blood. What is truly badass about Ganta is that his blood is a freaking projectile! While everybody else gets away with using their blood as whips and swords, Ganta uses his blood as a freaking bullet. Ganta’s blood doesn’t get replenished or anything either, once he shoots his blood too much Ganta starts to pass out. If THAT is still not a good enough reason to give him the BCTM he shoots his blood faster than the speed of sound!
Lastly: Ganta made prison his home away from home
So what does a kid do when he gets wrongly accused of going to prison? At 12 years old, Ganta has seen more crap than any child his age should ever have to see. Instead of going insane or crawling in the fetal position, he fights. The first thing Ganta does is kick the ass of people that stands in his way and then he ends up making friends with them. He helps other people escape prison, and then he escapes prison, and then HE VOLUNTARILY GOES BACK TO THE PRISON.
Ganta Igarashi is the true meaning of badass and that is why he gets the first ever BCTM award.