Boman, as he appears in Project Justice.
|Full Name||Boman Delgado|
|Height||200 cm (around 6'9")|
|Weight||101 kg (222.7 lbs)|
|Measurements (Bust, Waist, Hip)||138 cm (54"), 90 cm (35"), 95 cm (37")|
Boman Delgado (ボーマン・デルガド Bōman Derugado) is a fighting game character in the Rival Schools series of 3D fighting games.
Boman, the "Fighting Clergyman"
Despite the fact that he is still a student, Boman acts far ahead of his age. He is a devout Christian who never misses Sunday Masses. As a person who dislikes violence, he is aware of his own size and strength. After any unavoidable fight, he silently prays to God for forgiveness.
Boman joins Roy and Tiffany in their investigation of the kidnappings, albeit reluctantly due to his non-violent nature. He too is captured and brainwashed by Justice High, and eventually freed by Taiyo High students. This act inspires Boman, as in his ending, he stays in Japan to better understand Japanese culture and bridge the difference between Japan and the US.
Boman is the central character of the Pacific High story, having set out to find the person responsible for disrupting an inter-school athletic competition. He is joined in the investigation by two Taiyo High students, Ran and Chairperson, and later his classmates Roy and Tiffany. The Pacific High ending has him again stay in Japan to help improve relations between the US and Japan.
Arsenal, combat style and fighting strategy Edit
Some of Boman's moves introduce Christian imagery, mostly crosses. This is due to the fact that he is training to be a preacher. His throws are based on wrestling.
- God Rush (ゴッドラッシュ) - Boman does rushing punches. The last punch knocks the opponent into the ground.
- God Defense (ゴッドディフェンス) - Boman moves forward or backward, depending on what direction the player steers the joystick. His upper body becomes invulnerable; even Batsu's Super Guts Bullet will not hit him. This is also the prerequisite to doing either the God Straight or God Upper.
- God Straight (ゴッドストレート) - Done immediately after God Defense. Boman delivers a straight punch that knocks the opponent backwards into a random obstacle in the field, scoring a bonus hit.
- God Upper (ゴッドアッパー) - Done immediately after God Defense. Boman delivers a devastating uppercut that sends the opponent flipping backwards.
- God Hook (ゴッドフック) - Boman does one or two punches, depending on the punch button pressed in the button combination. Both versions knock the opponent away from him.
- God Lariat (ゴッドラリアット) - Boman executes a fast, spinning lariat. Can be done only in the air.
Burning Vigor AttacksEdit
- Heaven's Rush (ヘヴンズラッシュ) - Boman punches the opponent three times, the last two punches 'crucifying' the opponent on a fiery cross.
- Heaven's Cross (ヘヴンズクロス) - A more powerful version of the God Lariat. Can also be used in the air.
- Double Power Buster (Ｗパワーバスター) - The active character sends the opponent high into the air, where he/she and Boman grab the opponent and deliver a powerful backbreaker upon landing on the ground.
- Boman does the Triple Heaven's Cross.
- Aside from praying, Boman is also good at cooking.
- Boman is good at theology and philosophy, but fares poorly in mathematics and science.
- Boman is part of a choir, and works as a church volunteer every Sunday.
- An alternate version of Boman (Boman2) can be played in Free Mode by holding the Start button while selecting him. In this alternate form, Boman dons sunglasses, but does not have a shirt.
- Boman, Roy and Tiffany are the only non-Japanese playable characters in the Rival Schools games.
- His personality is similar to that of Mega Man in the sense that both of them fight evil despite the fact that they both dislike violence, and that they are aware of their own strength and power.
- He is one of the two characters in Rival Schools to be voiced by Takashi Nagasako, the other one is Gan.
Game and Character InformationEdit
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Cheshire, Sophie. Project Justice: FAQ/Move List by falsehead. Final version. GameFAQs.com. Published 5 November 2001; final update 7 December 2002. Last accessed 14 March 2010.
Batsu, the Doctor of Punishment. Shiritsu Justice Gakuen/Rival Schools series: Character Stories FAQ. Version 1.5 (final). GameFAQs.com. Last accessed 14 March 2010.
NeoChaosX. List of characters in the Rival Schools series. Wikipedia (English). Created 20 August 2007; last updated 30 March 2010. Last accessed 1 April 2010.
Kanji translations made possible through the Kanji Romaji Hiragana Convert website.
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