The Sanzo Party
Our hotties and "heroes", the main characters of the series.
A short tempered Buddhist monk who smokes and carries a revolver. He was abandoned as an infant and found by the Sanzo priest Koumyou, who raised him and named him Kouryuu. He was granted the supreme rank of Sanzo, guardian of one of the Sutras from the Dawn of Time, at 14, becoming the youngest to ever attain the title. Shortly afterword, Koumyou was brutally murdered in front of Sanzo and his sutra stolen, setting Sanzo on a quest to recover the sutra and avenge his master that has lasted his entire adult life. His behavior is classic Jerkass
but he's the legitimate emissary of the gods and on the side of Good.
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: His way of showing affection and comfort to Goku.
- Aloof Older Brother: To Goku, despite the fact that they are not related.
- Anti-Hero: Type III
- Arc Words: Repeatedly described as being like or even just being the sun. This plays a part in a mysterious symbolic bet between Koumyou and Ukoku.
- Badass Preacher
- Badass in Distress: More badass than his original, ever-gullible counterpart but still has quite a few James Bondage moments. As the only non-youkai in the group, he is physically the most vulnerable. As the bearer of 20% of the source code for the universe, he's the ultimate target of most attackers. Result: Sanzo takes a lot of damage and the others frequently have to run interference for him.
- Badass Long Robe
- Berserk Button: Do not harm Goku in his presence.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Goku, when he's not being an Aloof Older Brother.
- Celibate Hero: By Word of God, the one monastic vow he has never broken...but not out of piety. He just doesn't like being touched "that way". In fact, Sanzo recoils from pretty much any touch at all, with some degree of exception for his traveling companions, especially Goku. See Rape as Backstory below for a possible explanation.
- Closest Thing We Got: Sanzo's a horrible choice for a hero. He knows this. Everyone around him knows this. He's also got a better chance of surviving sanzohood than any of the other alternatives.
- Determinator: There are multiple scenes where Sanzo is so badly wounded he clearly shouldn't even be conscious, and he still gets up and takes out the threat of the day.
- Even the Guys Want Him: All four main characters get attention from other men but Sanzo kind of takes the cake. He gets admiring remarks even from dudes in bars and casual passers-by. The Requiem OVA's plot centers around his same-sex stalker.
- Everyone Calls Him Sanzo: It's his priestly rank/title. The closest thing he has to a personal name is "Genjyo". This comes back to bite him in the ass when the group meets Sharak in Tibet, as they can't really call him just "Sanzo" when someone else with that title is present but feel that "Genjyo" sounds like a stranger. They experiment with nicknames derived from it (Gen-tan, Gen-pyon), much to Sharak's amusement.
- Good Is Not Nice: A classic Zen-slap-delivering source of wisdom who couldn't care less if the truth hurts.
- The Gunslinger: Type A, The Trick Shot. He shoots Chin Yisou's seed out of Gojyo's body without otherwise harming him, even though the seed is right next to his heart.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners/Ho Yay: With Goku. Whether he likes it or not...
- Jerkass Façade, with shades of Jerk With a Heart of Gold
- Knight in Sour Armor
- Master-Apprentice Chain: Connects him to Ukoku and Kami-sama on the other side.
- Meditation Powerup: When the sutra comes out, people are going to get owned.
- Nun Too Holy
- Paper Fan of Doom
- Purple Eyes: Remarked on in-series as being both exotically appealing and deeply unsettling.
- Rape as Backstory: In the Burial Arc, the first time he ever killed another person, he shot a thug who was trying to rape him. There are many other implications of creepy attention based on his attractiveness as well. This puts Sanzo's responses to touch and to sexual advances in a different light.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Gojyo and Goku's Red
- Sexy Priest: But call him one and your ass is toast.
- Smoking Is Cool
- Strong as They Need to Be: The first anime series mostly depicted him close to the manga, but had a couple moments where his strength was greatly inflated, such as once when he blocked a punch from Goku's Super-Powered Evil Side.
- Warrior Monk: Duh.
and his previous incarnation
- Bridal Carry: He carries an unconscious Goku this way in an alternative hold while fleeing the Jade Palace with Kenren and Tenpou.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Konzen's androgynously beautiful and dressed in flowing silk that doesn't exactly scream "masculine". It's downright shocking to see his animated incarnation for the first time and then to hear Toshihiko Seki's deep voice when he speaks.
- Headbutt of Love: To Goku, while calming down the Seiten Taisei and in some official art.
- Jerkass —> Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Or at least “long since bored past the point of caring” bureaucrat with OCD. He never seems terribly impressed with Heaven’s regime but he’s very serious about his job—until Goku gives him something better to be serious about.
- Rapunzel Hair: his long ponytail reaches down to his thighs
- Papa Wolf: He really comes to love and care about Goku, even punching out his aunt to protect him.
- Serious Business: Is obsessed with getting his name stamp exactly right on official documents.
Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi
(JP), Kosuke Okano (JP, OVA series), Greg Ayres
(EN, original series and Requiem
), Jimmy Benedict (EN, Reload
A being born from the Earth, and imprisoned 500 years prior to the series by the gods. He knew the past incarnations of the rest of the Sanzo party, but his imprisonment erased his memory. He was eventually let out by Genjo Sanzo, and since then followed him everywhere, though Sanzo never admits to caring for Goku. Is the most childish of the group and has a child-like enthusiasm for fighting. Of all the characters, Goku has probably changed the most over the course of the series.
Has a Superpowered Evil Side
that comes out if his diadem is ever removed, in which he attacks everything in sight and his enjoyment of fighting turns into a sadistic joy of inflicting pain on others.
- Ax-Crazy: Not only will his Superpowered Evil Side attack anything it sees, it's flat-out sadistic and will pummel enemies even when they can't fight back, and sometimes also bite them, which avoids being Narm because it results in a lot of blood.
- Badass Adorable: Oh so much.
- Berserk Button: Do not harm Sanzo in his presence.
- Big Eater: As Sanzo puts it, he’s making up for 500 years of lost time.
- Blood Knight
- Break the Cutie: Gaiden and the time he spent in the village occupied only by demons and met "The Girl".
- Bullet Catch: Gato tried shooting him one of the times that his Superpowered Evil Side came out, and Goku caught every bullet fired at him (one with his teeth).
- Character Development: Goku slowly matures out of his innocence and naivety as the journey continues, but it's most evident after meeting "The Girl" in the Reload manga.
- Cheerful Child: Although not really a child, Goku is clearly the most cheerful of the Sanzo Party and always looks on the bright side of things.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- The Dreaded: His Superpowered Evil Side, which the rest of the Sanzo party displays more fear of than their actual enemies, with good reason.
- First Kiss: Goku has his first kiss with "The Girl," it also serves as a Big Damn Kiss because immediately afterwards, the girl dies in an explosion and ultimately triggers Goku's maturity.
- First Love: Goku has his first crush on the unnamed demon girl.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners/Ho Yay: With Sanzo. Reincarnation means it's not just THIS lifetime, either.
- I Am Not Left-Handed
- The Kirk: To Hakkai's Spock and Gojyo's McCoy.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia
- Lightning Bruiser: His Superpowered Evil Side moves so fast other characters can't even see him, shrugs off virtually everything thrown at him, and has bent Gojyo's magical shakujou just by grabbing it.
- The Juggernaut: His Superpowered Evil Side; he repeatedly almost kills the rest of the party when it comes out, and is only just barely stopped after no-selling everything thrown at him beforehand.
- Man Child: According to his biographies, Goku's biologically 18 and chronologically, he's over 500-years-old and yet he acts very childish and innocent. He slowly starts growing out of his extreme innocence in Reload, but his childishness still shines through.
- Morality Pet: For Sanzo, and Gojyo and Hakkai to a degree.
- Name's the Same: He is not Goku from Dragon Ball, but the mistake is understandable because both stories are based on Journey to the West: both Gokus are based on Sun Wukong (indeed, 'Son Goku' is in the first place merely the Japanese rendering of 'Sun Wukong').
- The Napoleon: Goku stands at only 162 cm or 5 feet 4 inches at the (biological) age of 18; he's about one head shorter than his travelling companions and has only been shown to be taller than Lirin (by only a couple of inches/centimeters) and children. And he's not happy about his height.
- Nigh Invulnerable: in his true form he can call on energy from the Earth to heal himself whenever he's injured (shown in his fight with Hakkai's true form) which makes him near immortal.
- Obfuscating Stupidity
- Older Than They Look: Goku's chronological age is 500+ and yet he only looks to be in his mid to late teens. Also, in his biographies, it's said that Goku's (biological) age is 18; he only looks to be about 15 or 16.
- One Head Shorter: With respect to nearly every adult he's met, including his travelling companions.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse
- Really 500 Years Old: Goku was locked away on Mount Gogyo for 500 years, making his chronological age 500+, even though he only looks to be in his mid to late teens.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Sanzo and Gojyo's Blue
- Restraining Bolt: His diadem, which is many times stronger than a normal youkai limiter and can only be remade by the Maten sutra or direct divine intercession.
- Security Cling: Does this to Gojyo on occasion, and mentally to Sanzo for validation of his existence after being released from his prison.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Goku is the Manly Man to Hakkai's Sensitive Guy and the Sensitive Guy to Gojyo's Manly Man.
- Short Hair with Tail
- Superpowered Evil Side Sealed In A Person Shaped Can Inside A Tailor-Made Prison. Goku was subdued with a Restraining Bolt on top of being locked away in a solitary mountain prison for 500 years before Sanzo freed him. If the Power Limiter comes off when Sanzo's not around to run interference, FLEE. In the "Not Even a Worm" arc, we find out that not even Hakkai's Super-Powered Evil Side can stop Goku's in a straight-up fight.
- Simple Staff: Although dismissing Nyoi-Bou as "just a stick" is a big mistake.
- Tag Along Kid
- The Three Faces of Eve: Goku is youthful-looking, overly cheerful for a demon and isn't exactly bright, making him the Child.
- Too Powerful to Live: His Superpowered Evil Side is that because if it wasn't, most of the fights in the series would be over in a few seconds.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: If it weren't for the merciful goddess replacing his broken power limiter when he did he would have killed Rikudo for almost killing Sanzo before Sanzo ever had a chance and before this he goes from adorable little boy to killing machine once his power limiter breaks and he kills hundreds of people upon witnessing his best friend (And only one his age) commit suicide so close that his blood get on him, all so that way he would not be forced to kill Goku and used as a pawn in his "father's" plans anymore. Then later when it breaks again from his overwhelming fear of being alone again and the monks chasing him in the temple just days after Sanzo saved him from the cave he was trapped in for 500 years.
Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata
(JP), Koichi Yamadera
(JP, OVA series), Kayu Suzuki (JP, child, the first series), Masayo Hosono (JP, child, Reload
) Illich Guardiola
(EN, original series and Requiem
), Tony Oliver
), Sam Foster (EN, child, the first series), Julie Ann Taylor
(EN, child, Reload
A half-youkai that grew up with an abusive mother that eventually tried to kill him, but his older brother Jien killed her right in front of him to save him. A cardsharp and womanizer who frequently gets into fights with Goku.
- Abusive Parents: ...and how.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Gojyo is described and seen as having blood red hair and eyes in the manga, in Gensomaden, his hair looks more like a purple while his eyes are still red; but his hair and eyes are still described as being blood red in the anime. The color of his hair is corrected in the Reload and Gunlock anime.
- Big Brother Instinct: Though not related, Gojyo has this for Goku.
- Big Half-Brother Worship: As a kid he adored his older half-brother, Jien.
- Bridal Carry: In episode 7 of Gensomaden, he carried and held an unconscious Goku this way after his diadem was put back on.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Proud of his muscles and likes to play the swaggering Lothario, but as a result of the abuse he endured as a child he's quick to defend children, and his kind heart likewise makes him a sucker for stray kittens, abused underlings and anyone with a sob story.
- Chivalrous Pervert: see above; goes double for women with sad tales to tell, especially if they cry.
- Urban Legend Love Life: In the manga Gojyo is a notorious flirt, but he's yet to become romantically involved with any women in-series (never at all in the manga, and a single one-night-stand in the anime). This only fuels speculation.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Gojyo's biological parents died in a suicide pact when he was very young. He was raised by his older half-brother and Wicked Stepmother, both of them demons.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas/Mommy Issues: He loved his stepmother very much. She didn't reciprocate.
- Facial Markings/Good Scars, Evil Scars
- Half-Human Hybrid: His father was a youkai ("demon"), his mother a human.
- Handsome Lech
- Heroic Bastard: He's the child of an extramarital affair.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners/Ho Yay: With Hakkai. They are very very married but it could be in the ‘’Leave It To Beaver’’ way with separate twin beds.
- Hiroaki Hirata
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- The McCoy:To Goku's Kirk and Hakkai's Spock.
- Red-Headed Hero
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Inverted, discussed, and deconstructed.
- Red Headed Step Child: Quite literally.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Hakkai and Sanzo's Blue, but Blue to Goku's Red
- Security Cling: Does this to Goku on occasion.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Goku and Hakkai's Sensitive Guy.
- Smoking Is Cool
- The Three Faces of Eve: Gojyo is flirty and physical, particularly where women are concerned, making him the Seductress.
Voiced by: Akira Ishida
(JP), Saori Higashi (JP, child), Braden Hunt (EN, original series and Requiem
), Steve Staley
), Nyl Stewart (EN, child)
Originally named Cho Gonou, he lived with his sister, who he shared a romantic relationship with. One day she was kidnapped by youkai, and Gonou proceeded to singlehandedly kill them all in the course of fighting his way to the youkai lord's castle, only to find - when he reached his sister's prison cell - that she had been raped, and not wanting to give birth to a youkai child, killed herself right in front of him. In the process, he got the blood of a thousand youkai on him and became a youkai himself. Later he meet with Gojyo and the two were found by Sanzo and Goku who were tasked to bring Hakkai for trial for his massacre of youkai. It turned out for Hakkai that as Buddhism forbids killing (not that it ever stops Sanzo), he is instead given a new identity as Cho Hakkai. He is generally the most polite and intelligent of the group, but even they find him terrifying when he's angry. Occasionally he removes his power limiters and fights as his youkai self, but does so rarely as it can potentially expose him to the influence of the Minus Wave.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: His origin, Zhu Bajie, is a Pig Man. Hakkai, on the other hand? An extremely attractive pretty boy with attractive voice to match.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Hakkai has green eyes in the manga, he retains his eye color in Gensomaden, but in Reload and Gunlock, his eyes are a near black color.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Hakkai is easily the most polite and soft-spoken member of the group. He's also a walking font of potential violence who will snap your arm with a sweet, absent smile. Even Goku gets nervous when Hakkai removes all three limiters, and for good reason.
- Brainy Brunette: The intellectual of the ikkou. He could have had his pick of college scholarships had he wanted to continue his formal education, takes correspondence courses (including lockpicking, which becomes very helpful), reads thick obscure books, and worked as a school teacher until Kanan's death.
- Brother-Sister Incest: In the Gensoumaden anime, Hakkai constantly states his deceased lover Kannan was like a big sister; while in the manga, she really was his big sister.
- Dissonant Serenity: Almost every time he fights. If he's acting otherwise his opponent is in big trouble.
- Empowered Badass Normal: He single-handedly killed more than a thousand people (youkai and human) while still fully mortal. Armed with what looked like a fruit knife. Before he learned any ki attacks or healing. Imagine what he’s capable of now. Then go hide under the bed.
- Eye Scream: In the manga, he tears out his eye and throws it at somebody. The anime "tones it down" to scratching the eyeball up while still in the socket.
- Friendship Moment: Several times with Yaone throughout the series.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners/Ho Yay: With Goyjo. Knowing Hakkai, they probably DO have a china pattern picked out, whichever way you see their relationship.
- High-Class Glass
- House Husband
- If It's You, It's Okay: Hakkai honestly didn't care about the discovery that Kannan was his biological older sister, he genuinely loved her romantically and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.
- I Owe Gojyo And Sanzo My Life
- Never Gets Drunk: He can drink anyone under the table without showing the effects. An audio drama actually does show him rambling to Hakuryuu when it's just the two of them and claiming that he's had too much, however, indicating that it might be less about not getting drunk and more about having so much self-control that his behavior never changes. Either way, it just adds to his Uncanny Valley factor.
- Only Sane Man: Within the Sanzo-ikkou, he is by far the calmest of the four.
- Power Limiter: His three earcuffs.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Gojyo's Red
- Real Men Wear Pink
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Goku and Gojyo's Manly Man.
- The Spock: To Goku's Kirk and Gojyo's McCoy.
- Stepford Smiler
- Superpowered Evil Side
- That Man Is Dead
- Team Chef
- Team Mom
- The Three Faces of Eve: Hakkai is sensible and even tempered, making him the Wife.
- Was Once a Man
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Gender Flipped with context and complete with Influence Judo - watch the group's antics carefully, and you'll see that while Sanzo is nominally in charge, if Hakkai wants something done, it happens. He'll also break your arm without ever losing his smile... but only if you're threatening innocents or his True Companions.
Field Marshal Tenpou
Hakuryuu / Jeep
Voiced by: Kaoru Morota (JP, Saiyuki), Tae Okajima and Eisuke Kotanizawa (JP, Saiyuki Reload and Gunlock), Kelli Cousins (EN)
The Kougaiji Party
A band of four youkai that were unaffected by the Minus Wave, but for reasons that come from following Kougaiji they serve as rivals to the Sanzo party.
A Noble Demon
; son of the Youkai King, Gyumaoh, and often addressed as Prince. He has no interest in resurrecting his father and has nothing against humans or the Sanzo party, but as Gyokumen Koushu has promised to revive his mother if he helps complete her plans, he none the less aids her.
Kougaji's younger half sister. Can be best described as a female Goku; all energy and appetite; replace his relationship with Sanzo with hers with Kougaiji, minus that he treats her much better. A bit of an airhead. Has surprisingly large breasts despite her young appearance. Hero-worships her big bro to the extent that she characterizes herself as the prince's sister rather than the king's daughter, and is justifiably wary of her creepy mom.
Dokugakuji/ Sha Jien
Voiced by: Dai Matsumoto (JP, first series), Jurota Kosugi
), Jason Miesse (EN, original series episodes 5-18), Mike MacRae (EN, original series episodes 20-50), Paul St. Peter (EN, Reload
- Big Brother Instinct: Even though they're now on opposite sides of the Minus Wave conflict, he's still worried about the welfare of his younger half-brother Gojyo. And his unvassallike concern for Kougaiji, who reminds him of his little brother, is motivated by his lingering guilt. He sees protecting Kougaiji as way to earn redemption for his previous failure. His breakdown in the manga when he thinks he cannot keep Kougaiji safe reflects this.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He towers several inches taller than his prince and specializes in hand-to-hand and sword combat.
- Comforting the Widow: His incestuous relationship with his mother came about because of his resemblance to his late father.
- Cool Sword: With a wide, curved blade like a scimitar.
- Facial Markings: His youkai skin markings appear on his forehead and across his nose. Even in the manga they're often omitted, though.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In chapter 4.6.2 of Reload Blast, he takes a blow for Kougaiji, and dies from his injuries later in the same chapter.
- Parental Incest: With his mother, in order to protect Gojyo from physical abuse. He was disgusted by this, but ultimately experiences more guilt over failing to prevent the abuse.
- That Man Is Dead: His response when Gojyo refers to him by his birth name, "Jien".
A chemist, apothecary and healer who was rescued by Kougaiji from being the next meal of the Centipede Demon, Hyakugan Maoh. As a result she is completely devoted to him and willing to die in his service. He has several times had to convince her that she's worth much more to him alive and using her medicinal skills. Variously shipped with him and with her colleague Cho Hakkai, though there's no evidence that she has romantic feelings for either. When the group is at home she often serves as Lirin's nanny/minder.
Voiced by: Shinobu Sato (JP), Kaytha Coker (EN, original series), Wendee Lee
The youkai that aims to resurrect Gyumaoh, and Lirin's mother. As a Foil
to the Kougaiji Party, she appears completely evil, caring for nothing and nobody apart from achieving her goals, even her own family mean nothing to her.
Dr. Nii Jianyi/Ukoku Sanzo/Ken'yuu
An extremely eccentric yet very threatening human mad scientist attempting to revive Gyumaoh for unknown reasons. As of the end of Reload
is also known to be Ukoku Sanzo, the heretical keeper of the Muten sutra and an old friend of Koumyou Sanzo...and possibly also his murderer.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He's an oddball, but he's the biggest threat to the Sanzo party and is capable of beating them single-handedly.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Almost literally (he wears bunny slippers around the labs and babytalks to a rabbit plushie), but do NOT mistake this guy for harmless due his eccentric behavior; he has plenty of Kick the Dog moments in his pursuit of mad science. That's not even counting the destructive power of the Muten sutra and the fact that he was able to use Buddhist magic to kill fellow monks with no more than a wave of his hand even BEFORE he was elevated to Sanzo.
- The Chessmaster: It's heavily hinted at that his entire involvement with the Gyumaoh revival was part of a bet with the late Koumyou Sanzo.
- Creepy Crows: His symbol in the series, along with the darkness of night. His Buddhist dynastic name is "Ukoku", "a crow cawed", after the bird that cried out when he killed his master.
- The Dragon: To Gyokumen Koushu
- Deceptive Disciple: Killed his old master Goudai Sanzo.
- Eye Scream: End of the Reload manga. Still waiting for canon confirmation of the extent of the damage.
- Hyper Competent Side Kick: Gyokuman Koushu may be the one that came up with plan to revive Gyumaoh, but Nii is the one that allows her plan the possibility of succeeding, and as a whole is far more crafty than she is.
- Klingon Promotion: Ken'yuu rose in rank to Ukoku Sanzo by killing his master, Goudai. While his master had in fact declared that succession would be decided by a battle to the death, Ken'yuu had been specifically disqualified from participating. This results in Ukoku's strange heretical status: the Muten sutra recognizes him as its owner but he has never received the chakra mark that indicates approval from the gods.
- Mad Scientist
- Master-Apprentice Chain
- Ret Gone: The Muten Sutra.
- Enemy Within: He's been possessed by the demon Valhalla since it killed his master when he was a child, though he doesn't know it. This is implicitly the doing of Ukoku Sanzo, who was visiting at the time.
- Death by Adaptation
- Foil: To Sanzo. They have a similar history, both having lost their mentors/father figures to youkai attacks and devoting their adult lives to vengeance. However, Hazel pursues his vengeance by seeking to eliminate youkai entirely, even those unaffected by the Minus Wave like young children. Hazel’s magic amulet holds out a kind of false hope because for every human life it restores it must destroy the soul of a youkai. Sanzo, while very willing to kill anyone youkai or otherwise who tries to impede his quest, has not simply generalized that hatred to the entire species. He’s seeking to shut down the Minus Wave and end the problem at its source, restoring the possibility of coexistence between humans and youkai.
- Go Out with a Smile: In Gunlock
- Homoerotic Subtext: With Gat.
- Kansai Regional Accent: In Japanese...because he's from "The West". It gets changed to a mild, Southern accent in English translations.
- Put on a Bus: at the end of Reload
- Sexy Priest
- Spell My Name with an "S": is it Hazel Grouse? Grosse? Glosse?
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: He believes in the obliteration of all youkai, berserk or no, since his master's murder.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Less so in the Manga, but played straight in the Anime
- Wholesome Crossdresser: In the Party Drama CD
Gatty "Gat" Nenehawk
- Back from the Dead: Gat was Hazel's first human victim, by accident. Hazel used his power to bring him back to life. Seems to have been an Unwanted Revival.
- BFG: Each one is about 3 times the size of Sanzo's little Smith and Wesson. Gat asks Sanzo, after Hazel's talisman is broken, to carry the guns once he can no longer be revived. Sanzo replies that they're guns only someone with Gat's strength could use: Sanzo would have to use both hands to be able to aim just one of them and the recoil would probably numb his entire arm, so he'd only be able to get off a single shot. One of them gets used quite dramatically in the climactic battle of Reload, against Ukoku. Result: The most successful attack against Ukoku yet—he’s probably lost an eye, maybe both. Sanzo does indeed have to use both hands and has to make his one shot count.
- Boom, Headshot: Tries this on Seiten Taisei. It doesn't work.
- Gentle Giant
- Guns Akimbo
- The Gunslinger: Unlike Sanzo, Type B, The Vaporizer, with some elements of Type C (The Woo) use of Gun Fu. Gat's a very good shot but ultimately his style relies on the exceptional firepower of his huge pistols.
- Magical Native American: Though by Hazel's magic rather than his own.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: In the Party Drama CD