Kotarou Katsura (桂 小太郎, Katsura Kotarou) is the leader of the moderate Joui (攘夷) faction and a fugitive wanted by the authorities. He is also proficient in the art of escape from the Shinsengumi, penitentiaries and explosives. Long ago, he fought alongside Gintoki Sakata, Shinsuke Takasugi and Tatsuna Sakamoto against the Amantos in the Joui War. After the war Katsura continued his activities fighting against the government.
During a Bakufu police force recruitment, Katsura was there, hiding in a shadow while hearing Matsudaira's proposal to protect their country from wrong hands, whether rules were followed or not.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-C to 7-B
Name: Kotarou Katsura, The Nobleman of Fury, Master Escape Kotarou, Fruits Punch Samurai, Zura, Zurako, Runaway Kotarou, and a few more
Classification: Human, Samurai, Terrorist
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Highly Skilled Swordsman, Highly Skilled in combat, Coordination, Adaptability in combat, Immunity to diseases, Tactical Analytical skills, Pain-tolerance
Speed: At least Hypersonic+ via power-scaling
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Town Class to City Class
Durability: Town level to City level (Comparable to Gintoki)
Stamina: Inhuman levels, as the rest of his comrades, he has fought alongside them for a long time in countless battles
Range: Extended melee range with his Katana
Standard Equipment: His Katana and Bombs
Intelligence: Quite high, among the last generation of Joui warriors he was the one chosen to be more like a general due to his intelligence in battle.
Weaknesses: None Notable
Master Swordsmanship Specialist: In his childhood, he was under the tutelage of Yoshida Shouyou together with Sakata Gintoki and Takasugi Shinsuke. He learnt swordsmanship from Yoshida Shouyou, Katsura uses a Katana and he is a highly skilled samurai.
Enhanced Endurance: Katsura has shown a great amount of endurance, as seen during the Rakuyou Arc, during his battle against Neptune Shoukaku. Despite being brutally injured by Shoukaku, he managed to get up and eventually defeat him.
Katsura has shown during the battle against Shoukaku to have a hard head, being able to defeat Shoukaku with a headbutt due to this when both of them were heavily exhausted.
He is not just the leader of a fairly large terrorist group he is also a bomb specialist and is extremely good at gathering information on a variety of people.
According to Gintoki, Katsura has never caught a cold because he thinks that his body resisted the cold. It turns out that his body can absorbs viruses to the point of where it strengthens his immune system which turns him into Ill Smith.