|Affiliations:||Iwami Heavy Industries|
|Manga Debut:||Chapter 30|
I will finally enjoy another manhunt.
- Muteba Gizenga, upon sensing the winners of the preliminaries
Muteba Gizenga (ムテバ・ギゼンガ, Muteba Gizenga; "Muteba Gizenga"), also known as "The Genocider", is the affiliated fighter of Iwami Heavy Industries in the Kengan Annihilation Tournament. He is a blind mercenary from the Congo.
Muteba is a tall, very muscular black man with whited-out eyes and whose entire head and body are covered in numerous tribal tattoos. While at the Kengan Annihilation Tournament, he wore only a pair of black Speedos, except for between rounds, where he wore a white suit topped with a fedora and sunglasses.
Muteba is a rather calm and composed individual and is known to take pleasure in the "manhunt" of his opponents; he believes in the ideal that people without money or power should know their place. He also has a voracious sexual appetite.
Muteba is also very fashion-conscious, considering himself a sapeur, and dresses in fancy suits in his off-time.
Muteba served as a mercenary during several African conflicts, including one of the Ivorian Civil Wars, and lost his vision during one of these conflicts. At some point in the past, Muteba crossed blades with and fought against Kure Horio of the Kure Clan while he was bodyguarding a local warlord. He eventually abandoned this warlord when the latter's finances ran out, allowing Horio to assassinate him.
Around half a year ago, Muteba was hired by the Sierra Leone government to control the coup d'etat stage by a rebel force. Challenging the heavily armed rebel force unarmed and by himself, Muteba massacred their army without taking a single shot.
At some point after Iwami Heavy Industries' Kengan match with the Gold Pleasure Group, Togo Tomari hired Muteba to take care of Somali pirates that were harassing arms dealers. Impressed by his cold-blooded efficiency, she hired him to be her affiliated fighter.
Muteba was first seen acknowledging the arrival of the winners of the preliminaries of the tournament, noting that his "manhunt" would begin soon. After arriving at Ganryu Island, he enjoyed himself in a sexual orgy of women while Togo Tomari checked up on him.
On the first day of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament, Muteba represented Iwami Heavy Industries and fought against Meguro Masaki in the first round. Despite initially starting on the back foot and having both eyes gouged out, Muteba quickly turned it around and mercilessly killed Meguro, attaining victory for Iwami Heavy Industries.
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Power & AbilitiesEdit
Muteba is an extremely lethal combatant who is a master of silent killing, and his attacks center around performing the most efficient, pragmatic and lethal strikes using minimal movement; this includes eye and ear gouging, crushing the testicles, and snapping or jabbing the throat. Since Muteba is a mercenary, he is not familiar with many unarmed combat systems and martial arts. However, he can adapt to unfamiliar fighting styles by using his battlefield experiences, enabling him to produce efficient strategies to counter his opponent. Due his usage of certain ancient Chinese assassination techniques, one can assume that Muteba has an adequate knowledge of ancient Chinese arts such as human acupuncture points.
On account of his blindness, Muteba's other senses are massively heightened as a result. As such, he is adept at using his sense of hearing, smell, and touch to navigate his surroundings and locate his opponents, with his sensory range extending a remarkable distance: with his auditory capabilities, Muteba can use echoes to detect terrain features and pick up on the sounds of his opponent's motion in order to predict their movements; with his olfactory capabilities, Muteba can figure out the number of enemies as well as their health status and equipment based on their scent; with his tactile capabilities, Muteba can fine-tune the topographical information he has obtained through his auditory sense. Muteba mostly uses his auditory senses to fight, being able to map out his environment and identify his victim(s) in his mind using only sound, even sounds as faint as one's heartbeat; even with one functional ear, Muteba can still fight at full capacity. With no functioning ears, Muteba can uses his nose to smell and predict the opponent by smelling their sweat and blood, however it is not as efficient and can make his attacks become inaccurate. After both of his ears are nearly destroyed, Muteba decides to use artificial eye implants that Togo Tomari gave him a long time ago. Muteba claims that the artificial eyes not very useful in a fighting tournament, but extremely useful on the battlefield. Togo claims that the artificial eyes are based on the Predator's mask from the Aliens vs Predator franchise. The artificial eyes have 5 modules but Muteba only use 2 of them: the vibration module that enables him to 'see' the vibrations of organisms and the infrared module that is similar to infrared sensing in snakes that enables him to see the radiant heat.
- Heart Jab: An ancient Chinese assassination technique, which enables the user to stop their victim's heart by plunging their hand into the victim's chest and lightly tapping the bottom of the heart.
Notes & TriviaEdit
- In the first draft, Muteba was going to be a Russian mercenary named Volk Aven, who practised Systema. However, due to the editor's complaint that there are too many Russian mercenaries in fighting manga, he was changed to a Congolese mercenary.