Bang Shishigami/Biography

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Fortune favors the bold

Two weeks after the war had ended, Bang took the survivors of the Ikaruga war to the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi, their numbers being within the hundreds. There, Bang was writing a history textbook in his spare time, attempting to put together a list of the NOL's past transgressions which have been covered with their propaganda. The book detailed the formation of the organization in the Dark War up to the end of the Ikaruga Civil War and Tenjo's assassination.

He talked with the ninja about the Rettenjo before going back to help them build what would become the future district of Roningai - the new home of the Ikaruga refugees and one of the few places where the NOL would not bother to enforce their rule. [1] Early in 2199, Bang became acquainted with Litchi Faye-Ling, who had moved into Orient Town as its district doctor. The two formed a quick friendship, with Bang developing feelings for her. He also became good friends with Linhua, Litchi's student, and the Kaka Clan, especially Taokaka.

Calamity Trigger

The head of a clan of ninja that lost their hometown in the Ikaruga Civil War. He escaped with his compatriots to the lower levels of Kagutsuchi, where they began to rebuild. He also acts as the "Protector of Justice Defending Kagutuchi's Love and Peace" (self-proclaimed). After hearing of the arrival of the great criminal "Ragna," he seeks to deliver justice.[2]

In the late December of 2199, Bang saw Jin walk into Roningai. Angered at the presence of Tenjo's murderer, he threw three kunai towards the feet of the Major. Bang shouted at Jin, asking him to recall the memory of the assault on the Wadatsumi castle, but the Major could not remember. The ninja became more angered and the two of them fought, but Jin's usage of Yukianesa bested Bang, who was only left alive thanks to the former's mercy. As he lay defeated, he was approached by Noel Vermillion, Jin's secretary who was chasing the Major down. She attempted to tend to his wounds, but was approached by Bang's subordinates, who believed her to be the culprit of their boss' wounds. Bang told them the truth, and Noel parted them with information on the appearance of Ragna the Bloodedge within the city. The ninja soon took their boss to Litchi's clinic. [3]

Continuum Shift

Acting for the sake of love, justice, and his people, a reliable and hot-blooded ninja. While protecting and guiding the refugees of Ikaruga, he became a "Vigilante" to hunt for prize money in hopes of rebuilding his homeland. He rises to his feet once again after learning of the existence of "His Highness," the deceased ruler's child and heir.[4]

Chrono Phantasma

Bang Shishigami, a vigilante who fights for the sake of love and justice. While searching for the forgotten lord of his hometown he met a small girl named Platinum, whom he entrusted his lord's will to. He returns to Ikaruga, the land of his memories, in order to inherit that soul and to know his own destiny.[5]

Central Fiction

The head of a clan of ninja that lost their hometown in the Ikaruga Civil War. He escaped with his compatriots to the lower levels of Kagutsuchi, where they began to rebuild. He also acts as the "Protector of Justice Defending Kagutuchi's Love and Peace" (self-proclaimed). After hearing rumors of the great criminal "Ragna," he seeks to deliver justice.[6]

With many others, Bang was taken inside the Embryo and became one of the chosen. His memories were altered so that he believed that Kagura was the Hero of Ikaruga, and that the date was 31/12/2199. He met Tao, who came to a distorted version of Roningai, and told him that she was self-graduating to no longer be his apprentice. Bang told her that it was too dangerous, his memories being altered so that he didn’t remember his friendship with the Grim Reaper. [7]

Helping an injured Ragna
Overhearing a battle in Roningai between Ragna and Carl, Bang arrived, and found Ragna, seriously injured from an attack by Nirvana. He took him to Litchi’s clinic where he discovered that the Grim Reaper has lost all recollection of who he was. Under Litchi’s orders, Bang began to investigate the NOL and how far along they were with the search for Ragna. [8]

His investigation led him to find Noel surveying the entrance to the Kaka Village, leading Bang to rush back to the others and warn them. [9] Litchi persuaded him to allow her to distract the lieutenant, but he ran back to her when he realised that Ragna was missing, making the lies Litchi had just told worthless as Noel was in earshot. He chased after Noel who was after Litchi for more information. [10] He eventually found Tsubaki talking to Litchi over Noel’s condition and was about to attack the soldier until Litchi stopped him, and he apologized. [11]

Much later on, Bang was transported to Ikaruga by Nine the Phantom and told to kill Izanami to claim his piece of the Azure – he found Ragna in a seriously wounded state, and tended to him. [12] He then filled him on the history of the distorted world and the Ikaruga Civil War. He took him to Akitsu, where they parted ways. [13] He was soon hunted down by Nu-13 as she wanted the Rettenjo. They battled but were interrupted by Nine herself; knowing he could not survive against both, Bang fled, being aided by Tao. [14]

Like the other chosen, Bang was told that by killing Noel, he could make his dream to restore Ikaruga come true. However, he believed that by killing her, he would become no better than the soldiers who brought his homeland to ruin. He was found by Ragna, who took his dream after a brief battle. [15]

Bang takes on Litchi’s burden
Tager contacted Bang and Tao, asking them to assist Litchi in finally taking down Arakune. They accepted, finding her in Kagutsuchi. There, they found the monster and began battling it, with Litchi telling the ninja that the real Roy’s soul lay deep in the Boundary. After watching Litchi being eaten and then spat out by Arakune, he knocked her out to stop her from killing it, unwilling to let her kill the man she loved – instead, he chose to bear this burden. He fought Arakune and nearly killed him until the monster, Litchi, and Tao all dissolved into seithr. [16] Bang eventually met this fate as well, and his data was backed up by Es.

In the new world created by Ragna, Bang was last seen rebuilding Ikaruga with his fellow ninja, giving a large shout of encouragement. [17]

References

  1. BlazBlue Material Collection: Bang Shishigami Short Story - Fortune favors the bold
  2. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Official Site (JP), Bang Shishigami
  3. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - Part 2, Chapter 2 - Cross Fate
  4. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend Official Site (JP), Bang Shishigami
  5. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Official Site (JP), Bang Shishigami
  6. BlazBlue: Central Fiction Consumer Edition Official Site (JP), Bang Shishigami
  7. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 002, Chapter 007, Sub Scenario 1
  8. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 002, Chapter 011
  9. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 003, Chapter 018
  10. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 003, Chapter 019
  11. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 003, Chapter 020, Sub Scenario 1
  12. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 006, Chapter 040
  13. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 006, Chapter 042
  14. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 006, Chapter 050, Sub Scenario 1
  15. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 010, Chapter 075
  16. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 010, Chapter 080, Sub Scenario 2
  17. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 012, Chapter 100