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Twenty-Fifth Bam / Jue Viole Grace

Voiced by: Taichi Ichikawa (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

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Bam during Part 1 (Anime)
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The Hero of Tower of God. Twenty-Fifth Bam is unusual to the Tower in that he opened the door himself, thus making him an Irregular, who are universally feared throughout the Tower as being ultra powerful monsters who almost always bring great calamity within the Tower. He's also considered borderline crazy because he values his friends over his own desire to climb the Tower, and is thus quickly deemed dangerous by those who rule within it. His one true desire however, is to be with Rachel, a girl who freed Bam from being stuck in a dark prison outside the Tower, and kept him from ever truly being lonely due to the time the two spent together.

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In Season 1, Bam's desire to be with Rachel again is so strong that it gave him the courage to take Headon's 1st Floor test despite the obvious danger. Following his arrival on the 2nd Floor, he befriends many Regulars, passing the floor's many tests together.

Bam takes a darker path in Season 2 after being forced into joining FUG, a terrorist organization who wishes to dispose of the current Tower rule by killing King Jahad and those loyal to him. As FUG's new Slayer Candidate, Jue Viole Grace, Bam's new Tower climb results in him joining forces with Ja Wangnan's Sweet and Sour on the 20th Floor. His old teammates find out that he is alive and manage to free him from FUG. Afterwards, Bam and his teammates go on a journey through the Hell Train.

Season 3 takes place a few years after the Battle of the Last Stop. To rescue Ha Jinsung, Bam enlists the help of Baylord Yama, a FUG slayer. Together, him and his teammates adventure through the Nest.

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    A — C 
  • Agent Peacock: In Season 2 his hair is a long ponytail and he wears a fabulous black robe, making him mistaken as a girl by some. He has also gained an infamous reputation as a Slayer candidate and become much more powerful with Shinsu.
  • All-Loving Hero: In the competitive, back-stabbing world of the Tower, Bam genuinely wants to help others.
  • Animal Motifs: Butterflies. Some of his shinsu techniques have a distinct butterfly motif in their appearances, and Bam is a pretty young man who undergoes great change throughout the series.
  • The Apprentice: Before Season 2, he was trained in martial arts by Ha Jinsung. Towards the end of season 2, Bam becomes one to the high-ranker, Evankhell. He accepts her offer to rescue Ha Jinsung and to take revenge on Kallavan.
  • Badass Abnormal:
    • Becoming a living Ignition Weapon by merging with the Thorn boosted his already impressive Shinsu control and power, on top of being an Irregular. SIU has hinted that this, and not his nature as an Irregular, is the biggest reason for his power boost in Season 2.
    • He gains another boost during the Hell Train arc when he gains the souls of billions of people Hoaqin killed. Unlike the Thorn, this has yet to change much beyond giving him a observable power boost.
  • Badass Boast: Gives some during Part 2.
  • Badass Normal: Subverted. He appears this way at first, but eventually it's shown he's an innate genius at Shinsu manipulation.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting the people he trusts is a good way to set him off, just ask Beta and Reflejo.
    "But if you play around with my friends' lives like this again- I will kill you all."
  • Berserker Tears: Outright tell Bam that you've *killed* one of his close friends or master, and this happens.
    (crying over Jinsung Ha's apparent death) "Even if it means I have to die here, I'm going to fight...!!"
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Bam's a nice guy... just don't hurt his friends.
  • Bishōnen: Bam is often noted to be “cute”, “handsome” or even “a total hotty” by the women in Tower of God. His looks only become more androgynous and attractive in-universe when he grows out his hair.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman:
    • Even after getting the Thorn, he spent a year after the Workshop to train at various dojos and combine their styles. As a result, he can keep up with new opponents without using much of the Thorn's power.
    • He then goes through another round of boxing lessons during his training with Evankhell, under a not-quite Ranker who notes that due to his mass copying of techniques instead of actually learning them, he's got tons of master-level moves but lacks the basic foundation set that they're built on. He fixes that by having Bam rebuild his skill set from "zero."
  • Break the Cutie: An alternate title to Tower of God might as well be Tower of Breaking The Protagonist.
    • He wasn't completely broken, but Hoh’s suicide got him very close to snapping. He laments the constant infighting between Regulars, even when everybody says it's the most normal, logical thing to happen.
    • After heartwarmingly assuring Rachel he’ll stay by her side no matter what, and defending her from a dangerous giant fish... she pushes him off a platform and leaves him to die. Bam doesn’t cope well with this, being haunted by what happened even after 6 years.
    • Hansung Yu and FUG intend on making Bam their next slayer candidate and future weapon against Jahad, regardless of whether he wants to or not. If he doesn’t comply, or hesitates even a little bit, one of his friends will die.
    • When Bam meets Rachel again and calls out to her, Rachel coldly brushes him off. She states her goals are much more important than Bam, and doesn’t even try to make an excuse for herself. Upon realizing just how little he meant to Rachel, and how things can never go back to how they used to be, he shuts down and goes crazy with the power of the thorn.
    • Once Bam finds out Kallavan might’ve killed his master, Jinsung Ha, who treated him as if he were his son, he goes berserk once again. He cries hard, refuses to listen to reason and picks a fight with Kallavan, a Commander in Jahad’s army.
  • Broken Ace: He’s good at pretty much everything, but suffers greatly because of Rachel’s betrayal and FUG’s threat to his friends’ lives.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • Averted. Bam never yells out what he's doing: the most you get is a handy label down the side of the action or a footnote.
    • Despite Bam not doing this in season 1, the only exception will sometimes be when he copies a move, he'll call out the attacks as he makes them. Notably, this is why he doesn't use Urek Mazino's attacks, which he did copy—because he feels the attack's name is extremely embarrassing.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Mostly confined to the first arc of part 2, where he plays up his role as FUG's Slayer candidate to almost mustache curling levels in an attempt to scare away the competition. Pointed out by Khun, who says it's like he's reading out of a textbook for evil people.
  • Chaste Hero: Seems to just not understand things related to romance or intimacy judging by his confusion about a date and how he was unaware how saying he isn't interested in a woman's body may offend them. Justified by his isolated life before entering the Tower. Once he gets a better handle on these things, he evolves into a Celibate Hero and still rejects offers to date.
  • Chick Magnet: Yuri and Black March confirmed, along with Endorsi who gets a lot of Ship Tease. According to SIU, Bam will cause many women to cry. Season 2 continues to build the women that are showing the signs towards Bam.
    • Yeon Ehwa has had moments here and there where she will be blushing in Bam/Viole's vicinity.
    • Hwaryun is considered another candidate, with the Hell Train arc in particular focusing a lot on the strange amount of trust the two have for each other despite the whole "turning Bam into Viole" thing. Not to mention him going pretty much ballistic when he learns what Reflejo had done to her during the Workshop Battle.
    • Endorsi's Ship Tease becomes much less platonic once she starts reminding Bam of the date he supposedly promised her once they are reunited. She even goes so far as to outright refer to him as her boyfriend when talking about him, although Hatz says she's probably bluffing in this instance.
  • The Chosen One:
    • Many people believe he was chosen by God to kill King Jahad and help everyone reach the top of the Tower. A few of said people resent God for choosing Bam and want to steal his destiny for themselves.
    • Rachel claims that the above is not the case at all, and that his true destiny is far more sinister. According to her, his mother saw him as nothing but a monster born to curse and devour the Tower for her Revenge.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Bam will save even a complete stranger, despite any consequences. On the Hell Train he has to play a game where he and his opponents both have to save their teammates from being lowered into their deaths, getting points for saving teammates but spending points to go in to save them. After his opponent, Hoaqin, makes it clear he's perfectly fine with playing with the lives of others and he's not going to try to save all his teammates, Bam decides he's going to save everyone — even Hoaqin's evil teammates whose rescue gives points to Hoaqin instead.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On the 50th floor, he wrecks a low-level ranker despite being a regular, which earns him the ire of Jahad's army and support from insurgent factions. Bam shares this distinction with Adori Jahad, the present commander-in-chief of Jahad's army.

    D — I 
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The Thorn. After one year of training, he may use it once a day for ten minutes at most, else it will go out of control and turn him into a raging berserker that will kill anything around him.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite dressing in mostly dark colors, he is one of the most morally sound people in the entire cast.
  • Death Glare: Begins to sport one once someone gets him sufficiently angry, most of the time it occurs when you harm his friends. He gives a really nasty one to Raguel when she says she is going to kill Hwaryun.
  • Defector from Decadence: Once the FUG faction Karaka belongs to reveals it has no intentions to play by its own rules, Bam ceases any pretense of willingness to work for FUG and immediately follows Khun's plans to leave them.
  • The Dreaded: As a Slayer candidate. Everyone is terrified of Jue Viole Grace up until they actually meet him, anyway. Even after he ditches FUG and re-assumes his identity as Bam, many FUG members still refer to him as Viole due to his infamous potential as a Slayer.
  • Dub Name Change: The Japanese version changes his name to "Nijuugo no Yoru" (or just Yoru for short), as a transliteration of his Korean name and an effort to keep his "night" theme naming.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: At the beginning of season 2, even the Ranker mistakes him for a lady. Ehwa also mistakes him for a female and outright invites him to bathe with her.
    • Happens again with Nobic and Ran, and them wondering how they never heard of an E-rank Regular with "her" skills.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He becomes a living Ignition Weapon as a result of FUG's plans, and later in the train gains the power of the billions of people Hoaqin killed.
  • Enemy Within: In the Rice Pot, Bam is tempted by the manifestation of his own power, who tries to exploit his hidden desire to Never Be Hurt Again.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: He sports longer hair as an FUG. And at the end of season 2, after he gets back with his friends, he cuts it. He "gets it back" temporarily with a wig at the "Name Hunt Station" so the enemies would take him seriously as "Viole".
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Bam has this dynamic with his first team. Rak is the fighter as a brawny Blood Knight who fights using a spear and brute strength; Bam is the mage, being a shinsu prodigy who can master techniques almost instantly; and Khun is the thief who uses intelligence and manipulation to achieve his goals.
  • Fish out of Water: Bam's background, ethical standards and basic moral compass are not like those belonging to most Tower residents to put it mildly. He grew up in a cave with his only contact to the human world being a girl that taught him everything he knew, then stumbling into a place full of magic, people, conflict and rules, with one stating that his presence is against the law.
  • Friendless Background: Had absolutely no human contact until he met Rachel. Even the name he was given by somebody refers to his birthdate. His loneliness is what made him so caring about human beings and eager for friendship, while it also makes him quite the stalker.
  • The Gift: Being an Irregular, he has incredible Shinsu resistance and a huge talent for learning Shinsu techniques. His immense talent draws a lot of jealousy towards him, with some of his teammates developing crushing inferiority complexes as a result.
  • Glass Cannon: How Kallavan describes his combat power, noting that he is weak but deadly, capable of delivering attacks that can actually scratch his Nigh-Invulnerability, but would die quickly if hit.
  • A God I Am Not: Quite a few people refer to him as "my/our god" on account of his position as a Slayer candidate and an Irregular. Bam's reactions to this range from strong discomfort to violent retaliation, depending on who's addressing him.
    • Changes his mind after he can't help his friends when they're attacked by Karaka and they sacrifice their places on the train so he can advance.
    Bam, back in the "rice pot": Teach me how to be a god.
    • The "God of Guardians" promptly tells him A) resemblance to Thor aside "God" is just a nickname and B) more power won't make him and his friends happy — especially since he can't control it — and tells him to return after he passes the next test and cools his head. Bam returns after the test and his friends tell him how much he means to them and NOW he's ready to learn advanced shinsu control. The "God of Guardians" knows what he's talking about since the last guy he taught who wanted to be a god (or "king") to change the tower and make everyone happy was Jahad and clearly that didn't work out... but Bam's a bit different:
    God of Guardians: Jahad wanted power in order to stand above others and change them... But this boy simply thinks that he needs power in order to stay with them. It's a slight difference that I overlooked — but it's worth taking a chance on.
  • Gone Horribly Right: During the Workshop Battle arc, the plan to make him an Ignition Weapon ended up backfiring against Karaka and signalled Bam's defection from FUG.
  • Guile Hero: Bam is definitely not stupid. Ignorant about a lot of things, sure. But good luck tricking him in a way close to one he's met before.
  • Healing Factor: He heals almost instantaneously in flashes of red light. Even near-fatal injuries only put him out of commission for a few days. This is apparently a function of being a living Ignition Weapon.
  • Hearing Voices: The Thorn apparently speaks to him.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Khun. Bam describes Khun as his most precious friend, and has gone through immense lengths to support Khun multiple times in the manhwa. Their bond is strong enough that, when Rachel (whom of which Bam previously considered as his entire world and spent most of his time in the tower pursuing) nearly kills Khun, it completely severs any mercy Bam had left for Rachel.
  • The Heart: One of the few idealists in the Tower, and the most dedicated of the cast to keeping everyone alive.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He is the protagonist of the story and wields the needle Black March, in contrast with Rak and Khun who wield a spear and knives.
  • Heroic Neutral: All Bam ever wants is to be left alone with his friends; he couldn't care less about Tower politics. Unfortunately for his goals and dreams, Tower politics cares about him and won't leave them or him alone.
  • Heroic RRoD: After that one incident of overusing the Thorn, he becomes very prone to passing out.
  • He Who Fights Monsters:
    • When his recklessness gets a good number of his friends taken hostage by the FUG-affiliated Hell Train conductor, he realizes that his obsession with Rachel is making him just as selfish as her.
    • After Yeon, Rak, and Dahnwa's apparent deaths, Bam asks the "God" of Guardians to teach him how to become a god to protect his friends. The guardian warns him that Jahad started with a similar mindset, yet his power ended up making the Tower system unjust in many ways.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: In season 3, many members of Jahad's army are wary of Bam, and that's when he is not using Black March or the Thorn fragment.
  • Immune to Fate: His status as an Irregular makes it so that Guide are unable to predict what he will do, or what changes he can bring.
  • Important Haircut: Gets one after escaping FUG in the epilogue of Part 2, in which he cuts his Rapunzel Hair so it looks more like it did in part 1.
  • In-Series Nickname: Called "Black Turtle" by Rak.
  • Instant Expert: Not only will he immediately turn their own techniques around on people during a fight, but Bam can also blend both moves and styles on the fly, making him very adaptable and hard to read.
    • This extends to even physical moves sets, mastering no less than five different martial arts styles by having the practitioners use him as a practice dummy.

    K — R 
  • Kill the God: Is being developed by FUG as a Slayer, because as an Irregular he's the only person with the power to kill Jahad and change the Tower's system.
  • Knight Knave And Squire: The inexperienced, naive Squire to Khun's ruthless, pragmatic Knave and Rak's shrewdly idealistic Knight.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: In addition to his existing prowess with Shinsu manipulation, he has become a master physical combatant during the timeskip.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Rachel, along with pretty much all of Bam's teammates (particularly Rak and Khun). Rachel eventually loses this status as Bam finds reasons to progress and grow beyond her. He rejects her completely after she nearly kills Khun on the Hell Train and calls her out on her hypocrisy, double standards, and callousness.
  • Living MacGuffin:
    • As an Irregular, FUG hopes to use him as a weapon to destroy the current power structure in the Tower. Just as many in the existing Great Houses are interested in either stopping him being used (terminally, if they can manage it) or in using him themselves, too.
    • Doubly so due to his status as a complete living Ignition Weapon, and obtaining the true Thorn.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Much more withdrawn in Season 2 than before because he doesn't want to lose anybody anymore, thus making others perceive him as a solitary type of individual. As if his status as a Slayer candidate didn't people avoid him enough before.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: As Jue Viole Grace. He cuts off his hair near the end of the 20th Floor arc, but he does briefly regain it in the Hell Train saga.
  • Magnetic Hero: Becomes well liked and friendly with many of his fellows, so much so that they choose to help him out even when it means that they will be disadvantaged in the Tower. He's so endearing, his mentors in FUG are beginning to question their motivations. Nobic specifically mentions this to Sia Sia, warning her that trying to manipulate him in the long run won't work because the people he attracts are too loyal to him.
  • Meaningful Name: In-Universe example. The actual make-up of his name isn't really symbolic of anything, but the fact that the leader of FUG granted him his surname "Grace" as part of his alias, brings to question just how important Bam is to their plans, since their leader essentially adopted him personally.
  • Mysterious Past: Who or what Bam is, even he doesn't know. It's not even clear where he was initially, though it seems he was either in the Middle area of the Tower or outside it completely.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Starts as this. It doesn’t last.
  • Never Found the Body: Everyone simply accepted that he was dead after they failed to pull his body from the lake.
  • No-Sell: He's virtually immune to most Shinsu attacks and Shinsu in general. Only extremely powerful ones are capable of harming him.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Once he meets Rachel after several long years, Bam asks her once more if they can ever go back to the way they were. Once she reaffirms that no, they can't, cue Bam screaming "this is unacceptable!" and going on a crazy rampage with the power of the Thorn.
  • Not So Similar: According to the "God" of Guardians, both Bam and Jahad want to gain power for benevolent purposes, but the difference is that Jahad wants to rule over his people to change them while Bam prefers to be by his friends' side.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: FUG gave him one after Rachel’s betrayal. If he didn’t join them and become a Slayer candidate, they would have killed all his friends.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Sure, Bam is not in the same league as Phantaminum, but he's still an Irregular and is rather good at coming from an angle most in the Tower can't wrap their heads around until it's too late. Either they wind up hurting for it... or growing because of it. He's the slow burn kind of Outside Context Problem for people at the top of the Tower's hierarchy.
  • The Paralyzer: Quant briefly teaches him this in Season 1 (in the form of the technique "Fast Skip"), and it becomes Bam's first example of Power Copying.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: As Viole, he wore his hair covering one side of his face. The wig that imitates his hair at the time keeps the bang partings.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: By the time Season 2 rolls around, he's far above the other Regulars on his level in strength. This status is further reinforced after he gains the Thorn and uses its power. Now he has the power of a Floor Guardian in the Red Thryssa as well.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: White teaches him how to burn devoured souls to power his abilities. As uneasy as Bam feels about it, he becomes willing to use it when the stakes are high enough.
  • Power Copying: This, when coupled with his innate ability to control Shinsu with ease, is his greatest combat strength. He's used several abilities that he learned from Rankers, sometimes far better than they did, such as Blue Oar and Fast Skip. The only drawback is he generally lacks the overall power and finesse the Rankers have gained over years honing the full use of their best moves — putting the time in to both polish and understand what he's copied is still a requirement. Additionally, to copy a move both quickly and completely, it actually does have to be used on him, first. In short, he can claim the unofficial Blue Mage mantra as his: I really, really hope I can tank this.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Following his fight with data-Jahad, black butterfly wings manifest whenever he needs to fly.
  • Power of Trust: He puts faith in the people around him to follow, and live up to their word, even if he, himself, acts out in a selfish manner. This is specifically emphasized in relation to him and Hwaryun. With the two being so effective in battle alongside each other because he has complete trust in her ability to guide him. Though this does get strained at times, since she isn't above abusing that trust to prioritize his safety over his friends.
  • Protagonist Power-Up Privileges:
    • Invoked in that many of Bam's biggest power-ups, such as becoming a living Ignition-Weapon and later on absorbing the thorn-fragments, are deliberately done so that he may become strong enough to achieve FUG's goal of killing King Jahad.
    • Played straight on account of the other miscellaneous power-ups, such as the billion souls given to him by White's clone.
  • Rage Breaking Point: His meeting with Rachel during the Hell Train arc. Her rejection of him (combined the already unstable power of the Thorn) causes Bam to go completely berserk.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Gains this after the timeskip.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Bam is the Red Oni to Khun’s Blue Oni. Whereas Khun is a cool-headed, introverted and pragmatic strategist, Bam is an enthusiastic, passionate and emotional hero. The color red is ever-present in Bam’s appearances in regards to his powers and fashion, while Khun’s forefront color always stays blue due to his hair and outfits.
  • Revenge: Bam finally starts treating Rachel as an enemy and decides to make her pay after she damages Khun's heart, bringing him to the brink of death.

    S — Z 
  • Save the Villain:
    • He saves all of Hoaqin's teammates during the Dallar Show when the latter refuses to do so himself.
    • In the Hidden Floor, he repeatedly saves his "sworn enemy" despite how the latter exists for the sole purpose of defeating Bam.
  • Screw Destiny: Bam, with the help of his sworn enemy, e.g., himself, he realizes that the path he takes is his to decide alone.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Bam defines himself as himself.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Chews out Beta for the latter's attack on Bam's friends just so he can get his so-called revenge.
    The reason you hated me wasn't for revenge...You just needed someone to hate.
  • Super Mode: Has one on account of being a living Ignition Weapon.
  • Super Reflexes: During one episode of Hearing Voices, Bam realizes his perception has significantly heightened.
  • Supreme Chef: Almost outright referred as such by Wangnan in comparison to Yeon. Funnily enough, his best dish is "Prapato Sauce Spaghetti", Endorsi's supposed favorite dish.
  • Sweet Tooth: After the 28th Floor Test. You can see it beginning in the background. Word of God states Goseng doesn't let the team eat them due to being unhealthy, and thus Viole became the underground supplier of junk food.
  • Take Over the World: The "Power" attempts to guide him towards this. Bam originally rejected his offer, but when he accepts that it is his destiny to fight King Jahad and that he is no where near strong enough as he is, he asks the Power for enough strength to rule the world.
  • The Team:
    "The Three": Bam, Khun and Rak.
    Hide-and-Seek Team B: Bam, Endorsi, Michelle Light (Rachel), Hatz, Hoh, Serena, Shopin, Chunhwa, Death Ryan, Mauchi, Paracule, Levin, Full Black, and Grey.
    Submerged Fish Hunt Team: Bam, Rachel, Khun, Rak, Endorsi, Anaak, Shibisu, Lauroe, Hatz, Aleksai, Blarouse, Chunhwa, Sunwoo, Levin, Paracule, and Ghost.
    Sweet and Sour: Viole, Wangnan, Ehwa, Akraptor, Goseng, Miseng, Horyang, and Prince.
    Viole's FUG Team: Viole, Reflejo, Yuto, Sia Sia, Horyang, Cassano, Ran, and Nobic.
    Khun's Workshop Team: Viole, Khun, Rak, Wangnan, Dan, Ehwa, Akraptor, Goseng, Miseng, Prince, Blarode, and Quaetro.
    Bam's Hell Train Team: Bam, Rak, Hwaryun, Boro, Hanool, and Hana.
    Bam's Hell Train Dallar Show Team: Bam, Khun, Rak, Wangnan, Ehwa, Hwaryun, Boro, Aka, Sachi, Hanool, Danhwa, Moontari, Bero, Iruroe, Pompidou, and Vicente.
    Bam's 43rd Floor Expedition Team: Bam, Khun, Rak, Ehwa, Hwaryun, Boro, Sachi, Danhwa and Iruroe.
    Bam's 43rd Floor Team: Bam, Khun, Endorsi, Hwaryun, Boro, Sachi, Iruroe and Hockney.
    Bam's Hidden Floor Quarantine Team: Bam, Endorsi, Batis, Yu Hansung (Data).
  • Technical Pacifist: Though he dislikes enmity and fighting, he defends himself when attacked, he is prepared to kill in order to get to Rachel (though he is relieved when he doesn't have to) and later on, he mops the floor with everyone.
  • Technician vs. Performer: The performer to Khun’s technician. Bam is a naturally gifted and talented fighter, being able to copy any attack made on him as long as he’s been hit by it. Despite what he lacks in strategic planning, Bam is able to make up for it with sheer power and on-the-spot gambits. It’s debatable to say he enjoys fighting though, since it’s accurate to say he only does it out of necessity.
  • Teleportation: One of the powers of the Needle. It originally activates as a Defence Mechanism Superpower to protect his fate when Jahad tries to kill him directly. He later learns how to use it for himself.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Averted since Viole is actually a Nice Guy, but to other people it seems this way, with the rest of Sweet and Sour looking too normal to have a Slayer candidate as a member. Khun points out how jarring this is when he first meets them.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Once he begins learning how to manipulate Shinsu in Season 1, he starts being able to take care of himself rather than having to rely completely on his friends.
    • In only seven years between Season 1 and 2, he's learned how to control five baangs of Shinsu and is far above most of the Regulars on his Floor in strength. And as season 2 goes on, the amount of baangs he can control continues to increase. Even throughout Season 2, he's still Power Copying the skills of others to further increase his skillset.
    • Once he obtains the power of the Workshop Battle's Thorn, his power increases considerably.
    • During the journey to the Hell Train, he takes another level in badass after one year of intensive martial arts training, gaining knowledge and techniques from a multitude of schools and learning how to work them together seamlessly.
    • His power increases even further after being given the billion souls that Hoaqin/White sacrificed over the years. And then again on the Floor of Death when he obtains the Red Thryssa.
    • Yet again on the Hidden Floor when he learned to control Shinsu into the shape that best suited him, maximizing its destructive power to new extremes.
    • And once more when he decides to "fight like [himself]," during his battle with Data-Jahad, allowing him to use his power at its strongest as only he knows how it feels. His strongest techniques are made by himself, thus being in the "25th Night Style," a "Bam-type Shinsu Control Skill," or "First Thorn Fragment Transcendental Skill."
  • Training from Hell: Is subjected to this by his new master, Evankhell. She sends him to various battlegrounds of varying difficulties, and Bam learns many techniques from different people. This pays off, and some people believe that despite being a regular, Bam is better experienced in combat than low level Rankers.
  • Tranquil Fury: When he goes berserk he tends to express his rage this way. It can get downright scary when those gold eyes go all eagle.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He starts out with far less combat experience than most of the new regulars, but he makes up for it with his talent at learning Shinsu techniques. He drops the unskilled part once season 2 comes around.
  • Weak, but Skilled: When he reaches C-Rank Regular, he, while still lacking the raw power of a Ranker, becomes able to defeat the lower leveled rankers through superior skill.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gets a pretty harsh lecture from Hwaryun on how he risked everybody else's safety because of his mindless pursuit of Rachel, leading him to realize that he was acting just like her to an uncomfortable degree.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He absolutely hates the idea of fighting and harming and truly wants every to be friends, being incapable of understanding why people have to fight each other to reach the top of the Tower. After Rachel's betrayal and the five year time skip, he is still this, but is severely emotionally withdrawn because of his Training from Hell.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: When using the Thorn for too long.
  • Wreathed in Flames: The effect his fighting style gives off, having his arms engulfed in blue flame-like energy while fighting at both close and ranged combat with them.
  • Yandere: To Rachel, specially when under the power of the Thorn.
  • You Are Number 6: His name means literally "The 25th Night".
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Increasingly the case. As shown by the number of people who have got a nasty surprise when the cute little cream puff they thought they could easily strong-arm goes all Tranquil Fury on them and totally wrecks their comfortable set-up. Which may occasionally include taking their lives along with their system if they've outright proved themselves rotten to the core... Bam or his friends generally do try to warn them what they're getting into. But, when using looks alone, it's easy to underestimate the monster whose friends they're planning to mug when he's in his relatively happy place.


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