Bankotsubo (Kanji: 万骨坊, Rōmaji: Bankotsubō), also known as Tengu, is the final boss character of Dead or Alive 2. Since his appearance, Bankotsubo has been appearing as a secret character in other Dead or Alive games, such as Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate and Dead or Alive 4.
Bankotsubo is the oldest playable character in the series, at the age of 1500. The Tengu is a mythological creature from Japanese folklore. In Dead or Alive 2, he wanted chaos to reign over the world, but was stopped by Hayabusa. His name was stated as "Gohyakumine Bankotsubo", but he is more commonly known as simply "Tengu".
Bankotsubo is a tengu who is a criminal in his own dimension, as he murdered Kuramasan Maouson - the leader of their race. Fearing punishment for his crimes and breaking tengu rules, he escaped into the human world. Considering the hopes and struggles of humanity to be insignificant, he decided to bring about ultimate disaster and calamity, covering the world in chaos. Ryu Hayabusa found out about his doings, and in the final match of the second Dead or Alive tournament, kills Bankotsubo despite the monster's incredible power and became the tournament winner.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 8-C, likely much higher. Unknown
Name: Tengu of Destruction, his real name is Gohyakumine Bankotsubo
Origin: Dead or Alive
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Martial Artist, can open rifts between dimensions, can cause natural disasters all around the world at once, covering the world with his own chaotic power, can create powerful winds that may result in tornadoes, has the ability to change seasons in a single instant, Flight
Attack Potency: At least Large Building level, likely much higher (Far stronger than the rest of the cast and likely comparable to Ryu). Unknown (Given the fact he can alter weather conditions on what appears to be a planetary scale)
Speed: Hypersonic via power-scaling, possibly higher reaction and close combat speed
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Large Building Class via power-scaling
Durability: At least Large Building level (minimum), actual level Unknown
Stamina: Large, should be admirable as he fights against a lot of powerful martial artists
Range: Planetary, extended melee range
Standard Equipment: A large fan
Intelligence: Skilled combatant, is fairly deceitful
Weaknesses: None notable