Ogun Montgomery Edit

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Character Info
Kanji オグン
Romaji Ogun
Alias Black Star, King of Park[1]
Gender Male   Male.png
Status Active
Voice Actor(s) Makoto Furukawa (Japanese)
Zeno Robinson (English)
Technical Info
Type Third Generation
Birth Date March 3rd (Pisces)
Age 18
Height 175 cm (5' 9")
Weight 69 kg (152 lbs)
Blood Type B
Professional Status
Affiliation Special Fire Force Company 4
Rank Second Class Fire Soldier
Debut(s)
Manga Special Fire Force Company 4 (Chapter)
Anime The Rookie Fire Soldier Games
Techniques

Ogun (オグン, Ogun) is a Third Generation and member of Special Fire Force Company 4.

Appearance

Ogun has dark skin, black hair with shaved sides, and cornrows on the top. He has orange eyes with light swirls as the iris, and dons the Special Fire Force orange jumpsuit with the sleeves rolled up. He wears black wristbands with light swirls on each wrist. Ogun wears the Special Fire Force's standard bunker gear when on a mission but rolls up his sleeves, exposing his forarms.

Personality

Ogun is commited to protecting everyone living in Tokyo. Due to his family's history, he views it as his responsibility to ensure they remain safe. Even when confronted by doubts Ogun believes people will be happy if they keep living. Ogun is shown to be a peacemaker, breaking up a confrontation between Shinra Kusakabe and Karin, showing his maturity. He is a good friend of both Shinra and Arthur Boyle, knowing each of them from their academy days.[2] Ogun sides with Shinra even when with Company 8 under intense scrutiny and no knowledge of what really happened to the Devil's family. He often observed and modrated their various fights over the years, despite finding the contest between knights and heroes ridiculous because they were all training to be firefighters. Ogun views Shinra and Arthur's rivalry positively, seeing it as a friendship in spite of their denial. This empathetic and understanding nature extends to his enemies as well. Ogun will respect someone for fighting for their loved ones even if he has to fight against them


Background

Ogun was inspired to become a Fire Solider by stories of his ancestor, The Immigrant Hero, a ship captain who carried people to the Tokyo EMpire during the cataclysm. He attended the Special Fire Force Training Academy, where he made friends with Shinra and Arthur despite having to moderate their various fights.

Abilities

Ogun using Flamy Ink.

Ogun is a Third Generation pyrokinetic, giving him the power to create and utilize his own flames. He uses this ability to create spear-like weapons out of his flames, which he can launch at his opponents from a distance and is capable of creating several at once.[3] Ogun also possesses a technique known as Flamy Ink, in which he "tattoos" flames onto his body to temporally increase his strength to Leonard Burns' levels, allowing him to shatter the ground and briefly overpower a Demon Infernal.

In addition to his pyrokinetic skill, Ogun is also a considerably skilled hand-to-hand fighter, capable of beating down enemies with quick and brutal strikes and stalemating the likes of Charon in combat. He is also quite durable, withstanding a stream of brutal blows and large explosions to his body while still remaining conscious. His strength and mobility have given him the reputation of 'The 4th's Star Rookie'. Furthermore, Ogun is remarkably intelligent, earning the highest marks among all the other Fire Soldier trainees during his attendance at the Special Fire Force Training Academy.[4]

Plot

VS. Special Fire Force Company 4 arc

While a seemingly possessed Shinra rampaged in the Special Fire Force Company 4's headquarters, Ogun appears alongside his academy friend Arthur. Using his fire spears to put a hold on Shinra's attacks, Ogun focuses on finding a way of returning Shinra to normal. When Shinra lashes out and heavily kicks Ogun in the stomach, Ogun endues the attack with the aid of Pan Ko Paat. Upon hearing the nature of Arthur's past, Ogun almost blurts out the truth but is interrupted by Pan.

Despite the battle between Shinra and Arthur becoming more intense, Ogun becomes more relaxed as the fight resembles their school days where neither Shinra or Arthur could actually win or seriously hurt each other. Despite both Shinra and Arthur promising to kill the other and the worries of the other onlookers: Ogun's faith in the two is rewarded when Shinra chooses to kick himself in the face and break free from the spirit controlling him.

Chinese Peninsula arc

Ogun defeating a giant worm.

While his superiors discuss the outcome of Company 8's latest clash with the White Hoods, Ogun training with of other members of Company 4. He later joins the Adolla Burst research expedition as the Squad Leader under Pan's command. Ogun expresses excitement at the idea of travelling to the Chinese Peninsula, including setting foot on Chinese soil for the first time. Upon arriving, he taste the soil, which wasn't to his liking. Travelling to the Tear in Space, everyone except Victor Licht is intoxicated by the land's gas. They are soon attacked by a giant work, during which a talking mole called Schop takes refuge on their truck. Pan has Ogun and Shinra act on the crisis, leading to him using his Yoruba Lance to power his board. Mobile, Ogun defeats the worms using Yoruba Blacksmith. Afterwards, Ogun interrogates Schop as to what he is, leading to him telling him about his home Oasis and the pirates that made others like himself flee the area.

The next day, the group arrives at the Oasis, and discover the pirates Schop spoke of are discovered to be sentient Infernals, leading to Ogun attack them as he tells Shinra to get Victor to safety. After they retreat, Schop informs the group that the Infernals are probably trying to make the Tabernacle explode, and informs them that their leader is a horned Infernal, leading Ogun becoming nervous. As Pan and Victor investigate the Shintai with Arthur, the remainder of the group is confronted by the sentient Infernals with their leader Tempe. As the leader attacks the group and tells them he wants to explode the Shintai in order to kill himself, Schop tells him to die alone, leading to Ogun informing Schop that he can't as it takes a tremendous amount of firepower to destroy a Demon Infernal. Defending Shinra when he is attacked, Ogun kills the Infernal he was facing, leading to only Tempeh reaming alive.

Ogun fighting Tempe.

Unable to defeat Tempeh, Shinra asks Ogun to buy him some time so he can get Divine Protection from the Woman in Black he was connected to. Denying Tamaki Kotatsu's assistance, Ogun gets fired up and activates Flamy Ink. Overpowering the Demon Infernal, he notes he can't keep it up as his body is beginning to burn up. Buying Shinra enough time, he defeats the Infernal in one second. Questioning where Tempeh is and he looks above, he realises Shinra the power of the Adolla Burst. After learning that Amaterasu is powered by humans, Ogun notes the news will shake up the Tokyo empire, leading to Pan saying they need to be discreet. Departing the Oasis, the group is intoxicated by the gas again, leading to Ogun noting it was fun as they return to Tokyo.

Ōbi's Rescue arc

Upon news being reported that Company was wanted by the Tokyo Army after Akitaru Ōbi was arrested for his apparent failed kidnapping of Shinra, Ogun notes something weird is going on.

Stone Pillar Arc

Ogun appears at the sight of the first stone pillar alongside Karin and Pan to protect civilains while Company 2 and Haijima fight the giant Infernal. As the powerhouse rookie of the group, Ogun files to combat the Infernal, combining his Flamy Ink with Pan and Karin's defensive boosts to completely destory the monster's arm. Ogun has to avoid chunks of the Infernal when  Kurono's ashes start attacking the Infernal from the inside out, causing him to spot Shinra being carried into the sky. Before he can act, a mysterious white-haired boy appears in the air before Ogun.

Post-Kusakabe History arc

Ogun appears in this arc.

Trivia

  • There are several characters in Fire Force whose names are allusions to or directly taken from both monotheistic and pantheistic religions and notable religious figures.
    • In Yoruba religion, Ogun is an orisha, a spirit, that is tied to metal work, blacksmiths, and tool makers. He is also venerated in Haitian Vodou, West African Vodun, Santeria, and Candomblé, among many other religions.
    • Ogun's connection to Yoruba culture is further implied as several of his attacks are named after the Yoruba as well as his flaming tattoos that resemble tribal tattooing.
  • His surname might be a reference to the British Field Marshal, Bernard Montgomery.

References

  1. Volume 20, Ogun's Character Profile
  2. Fire Force Manga: Chapter 93
  3. Fire Force Manga: Chapter 113, Page 19
  4. Fire Force Manga: Chapter 2, Page 23

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