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Boman Delgado (ボーマン・デルガド Bōman Derugado) is a fighting game character in the Rival Schools series of 3D fighting games.

BiographyEdit

AppearanceEdit

Boman is a young black American who has short blond hair in a mohawk hairstyle and a pair of brown eyes. His mohawk hairstyle would later be adapted by Birdie in his appearance from within Street Fighter V.

His primary outfit in both Rival Schools: United by Fate and Project Justice is his Pacific High uniform, a blue formal suit jacket with a Pacific High logo on the left side with a white long sleeve button shirt with a red tie on the collar, white school pants and yellow sneakers with orange linings.

In Project Justice, he has an alternate outfit where he fights shirtless in order to show and display his muscular structure.

In the School Life Mode of Nekketsu Seisyun Nikki 2, Boman is usually seen in his primary outfit, but he also wears different outfits from within the duration of the school term. During both Physical Education Day and National Sports Day, Boman wears a gym outfit, a dark blue tank top, matching dark blue shorts and his sneakers from his primary outfit. During the Night Festival, Boman wears his casual outfit; a white short sleeve loose button shirt with a Pacific logo on the left side, white pants and brown shoes. At the School Fair, Boman wears a pink long sleeve button shirt with a black bow on the collar as the sleeves were folded into cuffs, black pants and matching shoes; he also wears a white apron within his outfit. During both Christmas Day and New Years Day, Boman wears a priest attire which is worn by priests during Sunday church masses, a black long sleeved priest coat with a golden cross, matching pants and shoes.

PersonalityEdit

Despite the fact that he is still a student, Boman acts far ahead of his age. He is a devout Christian who never misses Sunday Masses. As a person who dislikes violence, he is aware of his own size and strength. After any unavoidable fight, he silently prays to God for forgiveness. Like Roy and Tiffany, Boman also hails from the United States and is a Pacific High student. With a non-violent nature, he is training to be a preacher.

In the School Life Mode of Nekketsu Seisyun Nikki 2, Boman can be seen cheering the player during both Physical Education Day and National Sports Day and is also a very friendly person when he takes a liking to the edit characters.

StoryEdit

Rival Schools: United By FateEdit

Boman joins Roy and Tiffany in their investigation of the school kidnappings, albeit reluctantly due to his non-violent nature. Alongside with his fellow Pacific High classmates, Boman is captured and brainwashed by Justice High into becoming a mindless servant for them, but the three of them are eventually freed by Batsu and his friends. In Boman's ending, he decides to stay in Japan in order to better understand Japanese culture and to also help bridge the difference between Japan and the United States, with Roy and Tiffany personally supporting him before leaving and heading back to the United States. Later on, he was seen with Batsu, Hinata, Natsu, and Gan making and holding a fund-raising campaign.

Project JusticeEdit

Boman is the central character of the Pacific High story, having set out to find the perpetrators who were responsible for disrupting an inter-school athletic competition. He is joined in the investigation by two Taiyo High students, Ran and Chairperson, and later on, his fellow Pacific High classmates Roy and Tiffany, in which the two of them unexpectedly return to Japan in order to reunite with and help aid Boman out from within the investigation.

After the incident, Boman and Roy began to have a fistfight much to Tiffany's dismay, but as it turns out, it was nothing more than an intense fist bump. Roy then tells Boman that he and Tiffany are returning and heading back to the United States while also telling him to take care of things in Pacific High as well. Thereafter, Boman is last seen with Ran and Chairperson waving goodbye outside the airport when the plane that Roy and Tiffany rides just passed through.

GameplayEdit

Some of Boman's moves introduce Christian imagery, mostly crosses when utilizing his boxing fighting style. This is due to the fact that he is training to be a preacher. His throws and his team-up assist are based on wrestling.

Special MovesEdit

  • God Rush (ゴッドラッシュ) - Boman does rushing punches. The last punch knocks the opponent into the ground.
  • God Defense (ゴッドディフェンス) - Boman moves forward or backward, depending on what direction the player steers the joystick. His upper body becomes invulnerable; even Batsu's Super Guts Bullet will not hit him. This is also the prerequisite to doing either the God Straight or God Upper.
  • God Straight (ゴッドストレート) - Done immediately after God Defense. Boman delivers a straight punch that knocks the opponent backwards into a random obstacle in the field, scoring a bonus hit.
  • God Upper (ゴッドアッパー) - Done immediately after God Defense. Boman delivers a devastating uppercut that sends the opponent flipping backwards.
  • God Hook (ゴッドフック) - Boman does one or two punches, depending on the punch button pressed in the button combination. Both versions knock the opponent away from him.
  • God Lariat (ゴッドラリアット) - Boman executes a fast, spinning lariat. Can be done only in the air.

Burning Vigor AttacksEdit

  • Heaven's Rush (ヘヴンズラッシュ) - Boman punches the opponent three times, the last two punches 'crucifying' the opponent on a fiery cross.
  • Heaven's Cross (ヘヴンズクロス) - A more powerful version of the God Lariat. Can also be used in the air.

Team-Up TechniqueEdit

  • Double Power Buster (Wパワーバスター) - The active character sends the opponent high into the air, where he/she and Boman grab the opponent and deliver a powerful backbreaker upon landing on the ground.

Party-Up TechniqueEdit

  • Boman does the Triple Heaven's Cross.

TriviaEdit

  • The following details on Boman's life is as described:
    • Aside from praying, Boman is also good at cooking.
    • He is good at theology and philosophy, but fares poorly in mathematics and science.
    • He is part of a choir, and works as a church volunteer every Sunday.
  • Boman, Roy, and Tiffany are the only non-Japanese playable characters in the Rival Schools games.
  • His official epithet is "Fighting Clergyman".

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

Rival Schools Characters
Rival Schools: United by Fate Akira · Batsu · Boman · Daigo · Edge · Gan · Hayato
Hideo · Hinata · Hyo · Kyoko · Kyosuke · Natsu
Raizo · Roberto · Roy · Sakura · Shoma · Tiffany
Nekketsu Seisyun Nikki 2 Nagare · Ran
Project Justice Chairperson · Kurow · Momo · Yurika · Zaki
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