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Guntz

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Species: Wolf
Gender: Male
World: Lunatea (Klonoa Heroes)
Guntzland (Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol)
Appearances: Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament
Klonoa Beach Volleyball
Klonoa Heroes: Densetsu no Star Medal
Klonoa: Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol
Namco x Capcom
Japanese Voice Actor: Takahiro Sakurai

Guntz, also known as Gantz outside Japan and Europe, is a wolf in the Klonoa series who made his first appearance in Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament. He is a legendary bounty hunter with a very short temper, and he is somewhat aggressive and arrogant. Guntz is sometimes referred to as The Golden Killer, or the Golden Death. He uses a variety of guns and firearms to attack, and he often travels in a red hover-bike called Red Clan.

Appearance

Guntz is a teenager, being likely depicted around the ages of 16-18. He has a somewhat feminine appearance and has long black hair tied back into a ponytail, a tradition amongst warriors or royalty of Japan. He wears a grey outfit with a bandolier around his waist, a red jacket, long-fitted gloves, black boots with red straps, and a pair of goggles. He has black fur with yellow markings, sapphire blue eyes, large ears, and a more mature look to his appearance than Klonoa. In the Legend of the Star Medal Official Strategy Guide, he was identified as a wolf.

Personality

Due to the nature of Guntz's childhood, he's allowed himself to become more of a loner. Thus, he doesn't interact with others very well. He becomes shy and awkward around females, but is mature and more cold towards males. But he's shown to be a very loyal friend, even if he prefers to keep others at a distance. He's also been known to have a very short temper. In Namco x Capcom and Klonoa Heroes alike, he is shown to swear and curse a lot, especially at Janga, his enemy. Other than that, he is generally viewed as 'very handsome'.

Weapons

Guntz's weapon of choice in particular are his twin handguns with trademark stars on the sides. In particular games he may advance to any sort of gun-related weapon (since his name is intended to be a pun on gun use,) and wear a bullet-proof jacket as well.

Abilities and Techniques

Shinigami (Death God) Fire

Guntz jumps in the air and shoots his surroundings, burning everything around him. In, this is his special attack with a twist- he shoots at the volley ball so it will burn the opponents when it lands on their side.

It also appears in Namco X Capcom, when he pulls it off he hops in the air and fires his handguns which now shoot laser spheres at the enemy, after a certain amount of level ups before falling back down to his bike he pulls out his father's rifle and fires it off against them too. This was the attack he used against Janga in Chapter 40 as part of his revenge.

Shinigami (Death God) Rush

Guntz pulls out his firearms and fires them rapidly whilst rushing an enemy.

Biography

Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament

Guntz first appeared in as one of the participants in Garlen's tournament, with the intent of becoming the winner and proclaiming the prize money. During the tournament, he maintained a rivalry with Klonoa, and later in the finals, he shot Popka and kidnapped Lolo for Garlen, in order to get rid of the "weaklings". After he lost to Klonoa in the final round, he helped him with the intention of saving both from Garlen's tyranny. Once Garlen was beaten, Guntz followed his way, taking the prize money and giving the winner's trophy to Klonoa.

Klonoa Beach Volleyball

Guntz gets his first playable role in this game as Garlen's partner in the tournament, and he states that his motives are purely related to his work, although he has nothing against the competitors. If Guntz wins the tournament, Guntz will be leaving with the prize money, but Garlen holds him at gunpoint and insists he return it. After asking Garlen about 'the hunter with the poison claw s' (who turns out to be Janga in Klonoa Heroes), Guntz triggers a bomb in Nahatomb's palace, causing it to blow up and gives him a chance to escape. He rides off into the sunset, vowing revenge for his father who was killed by Janga.

Klonoa Heroes

Capture

Guntz's appearance in Klonoa Dream traveler of Noctis Sol

In this game, Guntz faces off against Klonoa. After losing, he allowed Klonoa to join him in one of Guntz's attempts to earn money. Later, he meets Janga, the hunter who killed his father, Butz. Janga shot Guntz with his father's old rifle and ran away, leaving the gun behind. Guntz managed to survive the attempt on his life due to the bullet striking his hero medal as opposed to his flesh. After waking up, he recovered his father's weapon and continued in his quest for revenge. In his pursuit for Janga, he literally ran into Klonoa again, who had teamed up with a bomb expert named Pango. Since all of their goals involve catching Janga, Guntz decided to team up with them for his own motives.

Klonoa: Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol

Guntz makes a reappearance in an unknown dream world after the dream energy contained by Noctis Sol was unleashed all at once by Tenebrae Hue. The bounty hunter encountered Klonoa, Popka and Huepow in the dream world and has no memory of his friends, threatening them to leave his turf at gunpoint. It was later revealed that Klonoa and Popka have simply stepped in a vision known as "Guntzland", which was Guntz's dream world. After explaining to Klonoa what he can actually do in Guntzland, the bounty hunter proceeded and got into a fight with Klonoa which ended after Guntz drove Klonoa out of his dream.

Later He is summoned alongside Chipple and Nightmare Klonoa by Tenebrae Hue to crush Klonoa.

Relationships

In Klonoa: Dream Champ Tournament, Guntz is portrayed as being a loner and cares for no one but himself. However, in the ending of the same game and in Beach Volley, it is implied that Guntz does care about other people. 

Klonoa

The two share a very physical and ruthless rivalry with each other. In Dream Champ Tournament, Guntz was known to taunt Klonoa indicating how weak and much of a "impudent brat" he is. This lead to Klonoa and Guntz being the final two in the dream champ tournament which Guntz loses in the end. Guntz aids Klonoa who is close to being turned into a gear by shooting the Ngapoko, leaving the rest up to him. 

Guntz has a rivalry with Klonoa in the beginning of LotSM, but slowly begins to open up to him and eventually ends up having a brotherly relationship with him, even saving Klonoa's life in the Moon. This relationship holds and grows even stronger in Namco x Capcom, first shown when Guntz expresses his concern in taking Klonoa along, telling him that "This time, the enemies are for real, and I'm not sure whether to take you along or not - it'll be dangerous".

At the end of Namco x Capcom, the two seem to share an unbreakable bond.

Janga

Guntz has a severe hatred for Janga due to the cat killing his father, Butz. In Klonoa Beach Volleyball, Guntz mentions Janga in his ending, indicating he's looking for a hunter with the poison claws before leaving Garlen. In Klonoa Heroes when he finds Janga, Guntz acts more vicious and serious as he was willing to kill Janga as revenge for the cat murdering Butz. In Namco x Capcom, Janga and Guntz still have their hatred throughout the story leading to Janga and Joka being defeated by the Heroes.

Butz

Not much is known about Butz other than him being Guntz's father and a gun user much like Guntz. Guntz and Butz shared a father/son bond while Butz was still partners with Janga.

Pango

Guntz has taken a liking towards Pango in Klonoa Heroes, seeing him as a father figure.

Stats

Beach Volleyball

Type: Power

  • Attack: 4/4
  • Block: 1.5/4
  • Feint: 0.5/4
  • Receive: 0.5/4
  • Speed: 1/4
  • Diff: 3.5/4

Other Appearances

Guntz's fourth game appearance was in the crossover RPG game: Namco x Capcom as Klonoa's ally who is used in certain assaults such as multi assaults.

  • Guntz made a cameo in the Bravoman Webcomic, as Klonoa and Bravoman character Braveman discussed his American and Japanese name.
  • The Klonoa Beach Volleyball game was mentioned in the Bravoman web series as the cover is shown with a pacman ghost portraying Guntz and Pacman portraying Klonoa

Music theme

Namco x Capcom - Guntz01:44

Namco x Capcom - Guntz

Guntz Theme

 

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