A violent hitman from the Russo Family. He is iconic for his blood lust and obsession with killing anyone who thinks they're safe from death.
Ladd can be described as having two distinct sides to his personality. One seems to be a hate-driven man bent on killing anyone that he feels are "too safe", and another more loving personality that is far more humane than one would expect from a hitman. To elaborate on the former, Ladd is a sadist; more elaborately, an extremely driven and excited sadist. He enjoys inflicting pain on others, finding the blood stimulating and refreshing to spill. His main entertainment in life is to kill. He's very intelligent, but can sometimes get too excited. Violent tendencies aside, Ladd is also seen as arrogant and rather cocky, brimming with confidence. When he questions whether a victim is scared, he merely grins, claiming that they should be, because they encountered him. His hyperactive personality can also be seen through his combat style. He's exceptionally skilled in hand-to-hand combat, especially boxing, and is also good with firearms. When in a fight, his punches are continuous and energetic, reflecting his excitable and hyperactive nature. They do, however, really hurt, and he can do some serious damage with his fists. While he acts extremely reckless at times, his body certainly has the strength of a serious fighter.
Powers and Stats
Name: Ladd Russo
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman physical characteristics, skilled marksman, high resistance to pain, skillful tactician, master strategist, connections to the crime world, master manipulator, master hand to hand combatant, masterful gunslinger, expert improviser, master of intimidation, skilled boxer.
Attack Potency: Room level (casually punched down a reinforced steel prison door , Managed to shake an entire section of Alcatraz prison building with a very held back punch, slightly stronger than Graham Specter)
Speed: Superhuman travel speed, with Supersonic reactions and Combat Speed (close-range bullet timer, comparable to Graham Specter. His punches were described to be as fast as bullets, Ladd once mutilated a guy's arm before that person even realised what was happening.)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Small Building Class (casually pummels a man to death for fun without breaking a sweat , Shook an entire section of a building with a very held back punch, destroyed a stone wall with a punch, slightly stronger than Graham Specter)
Durability: Small Building level (received a blow from Graham Specter to the waist with only superficial damage to show for it, Graham is only slightly weaker than him.)
Stamina: Superhuman (He got the skin of his arm ripped off along with his fingers severed and tossed of a running train at high speed and still remained conscious enough to punch a water tower to change his trajectory. He was still seen smiling afterwards even though his arm got reduced to a bone.)
Range: Human melee range; at least dozens of meters with firearms (such as his pump-action rifle)
Standard Equipment: Unidentified short-barreled pump-action rifle (possibly a modified Remington Model 14); prosthetic left arm (post-Flying Pussyfoot incident)
Intelligence: Above Average (coordinated the massacre on the Flying Pussyfoot and beat the Black Suits at the same time.)
Weaknesses: Complete psychopath. Sadistic. Can be hotheaded, reckless and impulsive, especially in regards to his blood lust and his fiancée Lua Klein. Has a code of honor where he won't kill defeated opponents who fought fearlessly knowing they might die, opponents who fought expecting to die, or even opponents who fought wishing to be killed—preferring to kill only opponents who are self-secure in their apparent "safety", believing they are untouchable. His prosthetic left arm breaks more easily than his right arm.
NOTE: Big thanks to the Baccano! wiki for letting me use their information.