Beat is the main character of the Jet Set Radio franchise and lived in the corrupt Japanese urban city of Tokyo-To depending on the setting for both games. He is member of the infamous rude gang, the GG's, which he founded after running away from home (he was recruited by Yoyo after losing to him as a rogue rudie in Future). Beat eventually recruited his first members Gum and Corn after challenging them and garner the attention of DJ Professor K, who is the head of the underground radio station Jet Set Radio. He spends the entirety of his time with these ragtag misfits by tagging each area to mark their territory from enemy groups like the Poison Jam and such. This would also gain the scorn of the main mayor of this city (Gouji Rokkaku), who would sic the Police Force and Golden Rhino assassins on them with the help of an assistant (Onishima for the original and Hiyashi for Future).
After outwitting these forces with enough of his skill and wit, he would finally face Rokkaku on the top of his building before his plans of summing demons with a special disk is complete. Unfortunately, that plan turned out to be a fluke and Beat escapes the building before it explodes and kills Gouji for good. The plot for Jet Set Radio Future however is different and much more sinister. Rokkaku constructs a building in the middle of Shibuya to suck the soul and voices out of the city's inhabitants with his special "morning broadcast". Beat would defeat his squadron of Zero Beats during that incident to help Professor K, but he would retaliate by swallowing him with his vortex and taking him on in a much powerful form in his warped realm. This would eventually lead to another defeat at the hands of Beat and victory for the GG's in Tokyo-To once his plan was foiled.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-B | Unknown
Origin: Jet Set Radio
Classification: Human (Rudie)
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Strength, Speed and Durability, Skilled Graffiti Artist and Skateboarder
Speed: Peak Human with Hypersonic+ reactions (Can dodge the rounds from guns and fire from the Police Force's tanks and helicopters) | Same
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Wall Class (Can break through the walls of houses with ease)
Durability: Building level (Can tank hits from the Police Force's tank shells and helicopter rockets) | Unknown (Can withstand blows from a full power A.KU.MU. and survived getting his soul sucked unlike the other citizens in Tokyo-To during his transformation)
Stamina: High since he can grind rails and tag any surface while being chased by military/police forces with no problem.
Range: Few meters with spray paint I Same
Standard Equipment: Spray paint cans and perfect skates for grinding | Same but with grenades and mines in multiplayer mode
Intelligence: High given his ability to tag every area they can while outwitting the Police Force with no trouble I Same
Weaknesses: He can be overpowered easily when outnumbered by enough police and their vehicles/dogs.
Key: Jet Set Radio | Jet Set Radio Future