|“||The Gentleman always keeps his word. You, sir, must be crazy.||„|
|~ The Gentleman|
The Gentleman is a one-shot antagonist of the animated TV series Samurai Jack. He is a bounty hunter who was paid by Aku to assassinate Jack.
He is part of a group of other bounty hunters, paid for the same goal. He is described to have murdered many people in the past, and who eventually takes the challenge of killing Jack. Despite his violent and malevolent career, he is actually a very calm, polite, eloquent, and persuasive individual who speaks with verbosity (that is, he uses long and complex words and phrases in his everyday speech with a voice tone resembling that of Huckleberry Hound), which is shown to confuse those around him of less intelligence.
He was voiced by Daran Norris, who later voiced another Samurai Jack villain, X-49 and Anti Cosmo and Jorgen Von Strangle in Fairly OddParents.
Despite being a bounty hunter who was ready to kill as a deal, The Guardian was a man who was fairly respectful and levelheaded. He speaks to his partners with politeness, and is self-described to always keep his word.
The bounty hunter that The Gentleman appears to get along with the most is Princess Mira. He even calls her "dear", and is quite impressed of her skills in general.
Powers and Abilities
- Master Knife Thrower: The Gentleman uses a pair of knives to quickly kill his target by throwing the blades at the opponent's chest. He's extremely accurate, being able to hit a small leaf while it was blowing in the wind. His knives are very sharp, and he himself states that they "fly faster than any bullet, I assure you."
- Tracker: As most bounty hunters who are after Jack, the Gentleman is also an excellent tracker, managing to find the location in the woods where Jack would be passing through and wait for him there.
- Wit & Charm: The Gentlemen stays true to his title, using his distinguished mannerisms to negotiate any situation with any character.
- As of the events of Episode CI, it is unknown how his existence will keep going after the death of Aku.