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Gantu
(ガントゥ)
Gantu KHBBS
Role Antagonist
Game(s) Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Origin Lilo & Stitch
Home World Deep Space
Katakana ガントゥ
Romaji Gantu
English Voice
Actor(s)
Kevin Michael Richardson
Japanese Voice
Actor(s)
Unshō Ishizuka
"Any last words before I blast you into a million pieces?"
—Gantu, about to kill Jumba and Experiment 626

Gantu, known as Captain Gantu in the Disney film from which he originates, Lilo & Stitch, is a minor antagonist in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix.

In the game, he is found and resides in the Lilo & Stitch-based world of Deep Space. Holding a desperate struggle to retain the dangerous Experiment 626, it is both on and before his quest to recapture Experiment 626 that he crosses paths with Terra, Ventus, and Aqua.

Journal entriesEdit

Kingdom Hearts Birth by SleepEdit

Lilo and Stitch (2002)

A captain in the Galactic Federation's army. He takes his responsibilities seriously, but his hotheaded attitude results in frequent failures.

Now that both Experiment 626 and Dr. Jumba have escaped his custody, he is fighting just to hang on to his job.

StoryEdit

Kingdom Hearts Birth by SleepEdit

Gantu first appears alongside the Grand Councilwoman after he reports capturing a strange being floating through space, showing her an unconscious Terra in one of the ship's prison cells. The two aliens are soon attacked by a group of Unversed, Gantu attempting to defend the Grand Councilwoman but eventually forced to flee while a recently awakened Terra takes on the mysterious creatures.

When Aqua arrives in Deep Space, she is captured by Gantu, who is on the search for the renegade Dr. Jumba Jookiba and Experiment 626, and branded an intruder by the massive extraterrestrial. She is then taken to the Grand Councilwoman. Gantu is criticized when he tells the Grand Councilwoman the ship's weapons are no match against the Unversed. Aqua is hired to eliminate them in his place; she is also told to search for Experiment 626 and Jumba. When the Keyblade wielder finds the fugitives on the docking bay, Gantu ultimately attacks with a desire for revenge, intent on eliminating all three of them.

Although he puts up a difficult fight, Aqua manages to defeat him with Experiment 626's help. Witnessing his attack on her security monitors, the Grand Councilwoman arrives on the docking bay after the battle between Gantu, Experiment 626, and Aqua has ended, demoting Gantu back to Patrol status despite his protests.

Having recaptured Experiment 626, who had escaped during Terra's visit and was later given a fighting chance at survival for learning about friendship during Aqua's visit, Gantu is interrupted from tormenting the small alien. Soon after, an intruder is detected. He finds Ventus, whom he accuses of being the trespasser. Ventus explains he is merely following an Unversed that had snuck aboard the ship, Gantu calling him a liar, since no other intruders had been sensed.

However, the Grand Councilwoman's announcements of a monster causing the engine to go wild and out of control make him change his mind and pursue the creature. Ventus then proceeds to disobey Gantu's orders to stay put, defeating the mysterious Unversed alongside Experiment 626. Ventus and the renegade Experiment 626 affirm their friendship, but then Gantu arrives in an attempt to destroy them. He is out-maneuvered, and Experiment 626 is able to escape the ship.

AppearanceEdit

Gantu is a whale-like, steel blue-skinned alien who towers over most beings. Dressed in a sleeveless, black Captain's uniform, this uniform has red lining and includes a small, gold badge, which Gantu pins to the left side of his chest. He also wears black gauntlets over his wrists. Gantu has three fingers on each hand, hosting elephant-like feet with three very short toes and black toenails on the end. His head has some fish-like qualities, an example being a "dorsal fin" on the top of his head's center and a noseless face. Twin, fleshy, curved "tusks" also protrude from either side of Gantu's head. His teeth are quite small and come to a slight point. Gantu lastly has slanted, blue eyes that lack pupils. A teal holster, strapped to a belt around his waist, of the same color, holds his blaster when it's not in use.

PersonalityEdit

Gantu Stitch BBS

An example of one of Gantu's more "rugged" relations.

Gantu appreciates his position of authority amongst the military forces of his world, but his great size and strength often lead him to underestimate those smaller than he is. He shows no tolerance for failure, ensuring underlings do as told. Gantu also demonstrates a great loyalty to the Grand Councilwoman, displaying equally powerful negative feelings towards Experiment 626 and his friends: Terra, Ventus, and Aqua.

Serving no one besides the Grand Councilwoman and, to an extent, himself, the Captain of the Galactic Armada defends his ranking through any means possible, even aggression. Despite Gantu's intentions, be they good or bad, personal relations between himself and others, as well as his own jealousy and greed, often lead him into trouble.

Fighting styleEdit

Gantu utilizes his enormous size, strength, and weapons to his advantage in battle. He is able to perform devastating charging attacks, as well as fire a blaster. He can punch and crush enemies, and only the combined ability of Aqua and Experiment 626, Astro Shot, can stun him. Despite his weapons and size, however, it is implied Gantu is not much of a threat; upon his defeat in Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, he exclaims, "Oh no, not again!", implying a previous failure in combat.

OriginEdit

"Place that idiot scientist under arrest!"
—Gantu ordering Dr. Jumba Jookiba's imprisonment in Lilo & Stitch

Similar to his role in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Gantu served as the main antagonist in his film debut, Lilo & Stitch, as well as in its spin-offs and sequels. He originally aided the Grand Councilwoman on Planet Turro, responsible for sentencing Dr. Jumba Jookiba to imprisonment. Gantu was later sent aboard a spaceship set for a desert asteroid and containing Experiment 626, who was sentenced to exile.

Experiment 626 escaped, much to the Captain's displeasure. After Jumba and Pleakley failed to capture 626 on their own, Gantu was then sent to Earth in an effort to recapture him. He failed, leading to the Grand Councilwoman forcing his retirement.

Characters
Party Members
Terra - Ventus - Aqua - Lingering Will
Mickey Mouse - Zack - Experiment 626 - Prince Phillip - Hercules - Peter Pan
D-Links
Terra - Ventus - Aqua - Vanitas - Maleficent - Cinderella - Snow White - Experiment 626 - Mickey Mouse - Donald Duck - Goofy - Zack - Peter Pan - Pete
Main Villains
Master Xehanort - Vanitas - Braig - Terra-Xehanort - Maleficent - Lady Tremaine - Anastasia - Drizella - Lucifer - The Queen - Magic Mirror - Gantu - Experiment 221 - Hades - Ice Colossus - Captain Hook - Captain Dark
Non-playable characters
Aeleus - Ansem the Wise - Aurora - Brooms - Captain Justice - Chip and Dale - Cinderella - Crocodile - Daisy Duck - Dilan - Donald Duck - Dr. Jumba - Even - Fairy Godmother - Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather - Grand Councilwoman - Grand Duke - Horace Horsecollar - Huey, Dewey, and Louie - Ienzo - Isa - Jaq - Kairi - Kairi's Grandma - Lea - Lost Boys - Maleficent's goons - Master Eraqus - Merlin - Minnie Mouse - Moogle - Philoctetes - Pluto - The Prince - Prince Charming - Rabbit - Riku - Scrooge McDuck - Seven Dwarfs - Smee - Snow White - Sora - Tigger - Tinker Bell - Unknown - Vanitas Remnant - Winnie the Pooh - Yen Sid
Locations
Worlds
Land of Departure - Enchanted Dominion - Castle of Dreams - Dwarf Woodlands - Destiny Islands - Radiant Garden - Olympus Coliseum - Disney Town - Deep Space - Mirage Arena - Neverland - Mysterious Tower - Keyblade Graveyard - Castle Oblivion
Places
Dive to the Heart - 100 Acre Wood - Kingdom Hearts - Chamber of Waking
Terms
Keyblade - Keyblade Inheritance Ceremony - Keyblade Armor - Keyblade Glider - Keyblade Master - Keyblade War - Mark of Mastery - Million Dreams Award - Princesses of Heart - Blank Points - Unversed
Gameplay Terms
Deck Command - D-Link - Command Style - Shotlock - Arena Mode - Command Board
Music
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack - Simple and Clean
Archives
Artwork - Bosses - Enemies
Disney Villains
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts
Villains' Council: MaleficentHadesJafarOogie BoogieUrsulaCaptain Hook
Others: Queen of HeartsCard SoldiersCerberusRock TitanIce TitanClaytonSaborIagoMonstroLock, Shock, and BarrelFlotsam and JetsamGlutSmeeChernabogHoney Bees
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts II
Villains' Council: PeteCaptain BarbossaScar
Others: Shan-Yu/HayabusaUndead PiratesShenzi, Banzai, and EdHydraPain and PanicMCPSark
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
The QueenMagic MirrorLady TremaineAnastasiaDrizellaLuciferMaleficent's goonsGantuExperiment 221
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Claude FrolloBeagle BoysCLU 2RinzlerBlack GuardsJulius