|“||My dream is to commit double suicide with a beautiful woman, so getting kicked to death by you wouldn't make me happy at all.||„|
|~ Dazai to Chuuya|
Osamu Dazai is one of the most recurring characters of Bungou Stray Dogs. Lazy and obsessed with trying to commit suicide, he has a mysterious past and unknown intentions that he doesn't reveal unless he wants to. Despite his eccentricities, he's Atsushi's closest friend and mentor in the Armed Detective Agency, but has connections with the very organization that is trying to capture him.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 9-C
Name: Osamu Dazai, "Suicide Freak", "The Demonic Prodigy of the Port Mafia Guerrilla Squad"
Origin: Bungou Stray Dogs
Classification: Ability User, Member of the Armed Detective Agency, Ex-Executive of Port Mafia
Attack Potency: At least Street level (Casually holds off multiple gang members at once and can go toe-to-toe with any member of Port Mafia with relative ease)
Lifting Strength: Unknown (Can easily restrain Atsushi with tape while delirious from the effects of a poisonous mushroom, but this may have been more of a gag scene than anything)
Striking Strength: At least Street Class (Easily tangles with Executive members of Port Mafia and can knock out most people with a single hit)
Durability: At least Street level (Has withstood attacks from other Ability Users and survived every single one of his suicide attempts).
Stamina: High (Laughs off torture and beatings from his former cohorts in Port Mafia and repeatedly fails to commit suicide with no long-lasting ill effects)
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Dazai, despite his laziness and eccentricities, has an incredibly sharp wit and is a master of manipulation. He was able to deduce that Atsushi was the were-tiger all along from only a few sparse details, easily provoked Chuuya into freeing him, and blackmailed him into letting him go scot-free. His time in Port Mafia has also made him a master of interrogation, infiltration, and torture, with Ozaki noting that not one person has failed to spill everything in the face of his methods. He remains a master of hand-to-hand combatant years after leaving the Mafia, easily demolishing entire groups of Mafia lackeys and fighting any other member on Port Mafia with ease in conjunction with his Ability.
Weaknesses: No Longer Human relies on direct contact with the Ability or the Ability user to function, Dazai is generally lazy and refuses to take things seriously in addition to being suicidal.
No Longer Human: (人間失格, Ningen Shikkaku) An Ability whose name is derived from the magnum opus of his real life counterpart, Dazai is able to nullify any other Ability with a touch, forcefully reverting Atsushi back to normal and completely nullifying Akutagawa's Rashoumon. Like other Ability users, he has to manually activate this ability, meaning that it won't protect him from an attack he doesn't see coming.