Bad (バッド, Baddo), better known by his hero aka Metal Bat (金属バット, Kinzoku Batto), is the S-Class Rank 15 professional hero of the Hero Association. After the battle against the Monster Association, Metal Bat quits the Hero Association and joins the Neo Heroes. His reason for leaving is still unknown. Metal Bat is a young man with black hair styled in a pompadour, and dark eyes that emphasize his hot temper. He wears black bontan pants and a black Japanese school uniform, which he drapes over his red long-sleeved turtleneck sweater. Metal Bat has a great deal of confidence in himself, stating that he does not care whether a threat is a Demon or Dragon level. He also seems to be brash and reckless, as shown when he immediately smashed one of Melzargard's marbles instead of trying to analyze what purpose it serves for the enemy. Furthermore, he was willing to challenge Sweet Mask for his mocking attitude before being interrupted by a call from his sister and Sweet Mask's manager. Despite his brash attitude, he still has a soft side in him when it comes to his sister, Zenko, who he treats very well and spoils to an extent.
Seven Questions Answered About Manga
He values promises between Zenko as shown where he refused to take down Garou in Zenko's presence despite being attacked by him due to a commitment to never show her violence. He has also demonstrated similar love towards his pet cat, Tama. Like Saitama, he doesn't care about his rank, and accidentally kills his enemies faster than he intended, such as when he executed Rafflesidon and Senior Centipede before he could get any answers for their motives. Bad also proves to be quite observant, being very mindful of his surroundings and is astonishingly perceptive of characteristics in people. This is demonstrated when he was surveying the seemingly resurrected Neo Leaders, whom were taken into intensive care. Fearing how they're abusing their secrecy to facilitate an unknown agenda, something he realized upon noticing how the samaritan staff who had undergone cyborgification are rendered mentally and emotionally numb as soon as he looks at them.
As an S-Class hero, Metal Bat is very powerful. Despite his lower rank, he is a powerful and intimidating combatant, threatening Sweet Mask (whose abilities are worthy of S-Class) with no fear, as well as holding his own against Garou. He is particularly hardy, capable of taking on multiple Demon-level monsters at once even after being drugged by one amid the fight. He has also stood up to dragon-class monsters, managing to cause Elder Centipede considerable pain with his swings. He was also able to fight against Garou in a duel, despite being gravely injured earlier by repeated battles against increasing powerful enemies. While he was initially unable to do any damage against Sage Centipede, once empowered by his Fighting Spirit, he was capable of cracking Sage Centipede's defenses, which were significantly more durable than Elder Centipede's carapace defenses. Even without Fighting Spirit, he has shown to be able to kill Demon-level foes with one swing. Despite being unable to break Elder Centipede's incredibly tough carapace, he did push the giant monster down and completely stopped it in its tracks. It's noted that his Fighting Spirit heightens his strength, as Garou observed that the longer the fight drags on, the more powerful Metal Bat becomes, to the point that he can easily destroy buildings and tear the ground apart, causing powerful shockwaves. Garou even complimented him, stating that if he received even a single strike from the bat, he would have lost the fight. The power of his swing has impressed the likes of Superalloy Darkshine and Bang.
Elder Centipede, whose carapace Metal Bat himself once failed to damage. Despite this, Metal Bat's sheer strength was inferior to the Hero Hunter's by a large margin, and his attacks were momentarily amplified by Garou's due to the very similar nature of their strength, called "resonance". Immense Speed and Reflexes: Metal Bat was able to escape a falling spaceship fairly quickly, and he even considered Puri-Puri Prisoner slow. Metal Bat also possesses superhuman reflexes as seen in his fight against Garou, where he's able to deflect and block Garou's multiple punches despite being injured in his battle against Elder Centipede. Metal Bat's speed, with the Fighting Spirit, can even grow to be too fast for Garou's martial arts to compensate. However, Murata has stated that Metal Bat is slower than Sonic. Immense Durability: Metal Bat also possesses immense durability. He was able to take many hits from Senior Centipede, a Demon-level monster with piercing power, and from Garou, a mighty fighter capable of easily defeating superhuman foes. Also, he received a direct hit from Elder Centipede that sent him crashing into a building which destroyed part of it upon impact but did not seem to be fazed by the attack afterward. His durability also becomes more powerful with more Fighting Spirit; as the fight between him and Garou progressed, he became almost immune to some of Garou's attacks.
Scaled Endurance: Metal Bat has a great deal of endurance.
Additionally, Metal Bat also showed little reaction to hitting himself on the forehead with his bat in order to counter Rafflesidon's tranquilizing gas. Virtual Genocide System's (VGS) simulations show that Metal Bat can fight Carnage Kabuto for three minutes, whereas Genos was defeated in two blows despite being already upgraded after the fight with Deep Sea King. His most remarkable feat of durability shown is when he survived Sage Centipede's Grand Centipede March, who was significantly stronger than Elder Centipede, enduring many strikes from the monster, although he has received deep injuries. Scaled Endurance: Metal Bat has a great deal of endurance. Metal Bat can seem to continue fighting for as long as he has Fighting Spirit, as he was able to go beyond his body's limits. He can continue fighting even when he has enormous amounts of bleeding and multiple fractured bones. Metal Bat was able to fight and survive through battles with multiple Tiger-level and two Demon-level mysterious beings along with 1 Dragon-level mysterious being and Garou in rapid succession with little time in between them to rest. Metal Bat states that if he had Fighting Spirit during the Virtual Genocide System's (VGS) simulation, he would have performed better against Carnage Kabuto. However, even with Fighting Spirit, his endurance has a limit, as he was unable to continue fighting Sage Centipede after having been damaged so many times by the monster. Healing Factor: Metal Bat possesses the ability to recover from minor blood loss and fractured bones in a matter of days just by resting.
39;s overall fighting style to be like that of an amateur.
Sedative Resistance: Metal Bat has a strong body that can resist sedative drugs, despite the sedative normally being used on large animals. He was still able to walk while under the effects of that sedative which impressed Elimin. Street Brawler: Matching his appearance and demeanor, Metal Bat usually fights in a typical manner to that of delinquents where he uses his unbreakable bat to bash his opponents into submission or death with Garou judging Metal Bat's overall fighting style to be like that of an amateur. However despite his lack of sophisticated techniques, his skills is shown to be effective against most monsters because of how simplistic they are, and by swinging his bat at different intervals and unorthodox ways, he can become more formidable. Killin' Moves (必殺, Hissatsu; Viz: Killer Move): Among his array of moves, he also has ones made and used to finish off his opponents. Dragon Thrashing (怒羅厳シバき, Do Ra Gon Shibaki; Viz: Dragon Pummelin'): Metal Bat unleashes a barrage of bludgeoning smacks with his bat at the same spot in multiple angles.
This attack was first seen used against Elder Centipede. The attack was powerful enough to cause Elder Centipede to shout in pain. Savage Tornado (野蛮トルネード, Yaban Torunēdo; Viz: Brutal Tornado): Metal Bat wildly spins with his trademark weapon strong enough to create a small tornado. The attack is powerful enough to cause slight damage to Garou even when the latter was repelling the strikes. In their battle, Garou commented that had the bat managed to hit him even a single time, it would have been the end for him. Spiral of Overwhelming Victory (仏恥義理スパイラル, Bucchigiri Supairaru; Viz: Overkill Spiral): Metal Bat spins himself vertically with enough speed and strength to create a spiral. This attack was powerful enough to sever Sage Centipede's antennas. Savage Hurricane (野蛮ハリケーン, Yaban Harikēn; Viz: Brutal Hurricane): A more powerful version of Savage Tornado. Metal Bat first employs this technique against Sage Centipede. When used in tandem with Garou's Cross Fang Dragon Slayer Fist, he could counter the centiped creature's 6666 Leg Grand Drill, a powerful attack that resembles a drill, and even break its durable exoskeleton. Fighting Spirit (気合い, Kiai): Metal Bat is capable of getting stronger through his damage intake and anger buildup. This is because of his will to continue to fight regardless of what happens.
Instead of succumbing to the damage he receives, Metal Bat gets an increase in his physical attributes. This ability is mainly shown during his fight with Garou wherein he gets tougher, faster and a lot more durable as the conflict drags on. However, his Fighting Spirit lowers extremely fast when he is out of battle and exhaustion can quickly set in. Even while in battle, it is still possible for Metal Bat's Fighting Spirit to reach a limit, as he was unable to continue fighting after having been pummeled by Sage Centipede. Mental Resistance: Metal Bat, due to his indomitable will, cannot be completely controlled by mind control abilities. He was able to somewhat resist Rafflesidon's gases, and by hitting himself with his bat, Metal Bat was able to entirely escape the influences of Rafflesidon's gases. Keen Perception: Despite his brash nature, Metal Bat seems to be very alert, as he was the first one to discover Melzargard's weakness. He was able to notice that Elder Centipede protected his face and deduced that its unprotected face was its weak spot. Metal Bat was born with amazing dynamic vision.