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Kars
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BIO:

Kars is the leader of the Pillar Men appearing in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Part II: Battle Tendency. He was around during the brink of evolution where the people lived underground and strived off the essence of all living things at the same time, failing to reproduce since they had such a long and worthy lifespan.

Frustrated by their ignorance of perfection, Kars wanted the beings to find a way to "tame the sun" and leave the underground to become perfect. In time, Kars created the stone masks in order for his race to become immune to the effects of the sun, and proceeded to kidnap humans in order to test the effects of the stone masks. However, the masks that he created, while capable of turning humans into vampires, were unable to penetrate deeply enough to unlock the pillarmen's full potential, only resulting in some increased body manipulation powers at the cost of greatly increased hunger. Eventually, his race began to fear him for his obsession and sought to execute him due to the increased hunger caused by the mask would threaten their way of life if their use became widespread. Kars was shown protesting their actions before being forced to slaughter the race of Pillar Men himself, including his own parents. Along with Esidisi, he took two children who were presumably the Pillar Men to be known as Santana and Wamuu.

Sometime between his formation of his group of Pillar Men and the beginning of his millennia of rest, he and his comrades would travel to Rome and fight a battle with the ripple users that would end in their victory; how they ended up resting in the wall is unknown.
 

 
 

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FIGHTING GAME ORIGIN:
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle

  

 
 

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Page Updated:  June 6th, 2020

Gill is a JoJo reference? Indeed, Kars seems like definite early inspiration for Street Figther III's iconic boss. For the early JoJo series, Kars added unprecedented levels of "cool badguy artistry". He was a deceptive bastard and a great antagonist to Joseph Joestar. I gained more respect for this design after watching the JoJo anime. I don't think he's the best badguy of the entire JoJo series, but he's probably Top 3.

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