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Baoh (バオー来訪者Baō Raihōsha, Baoh: The Visitor) is a manga series and anime OVA created by Hirohiko Araki, most famous for his epic JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. It is licensed in English by Viz Media. The manga lasted only two collected volumes and was adapted into a single-episode original video animation.
- Superhuman strength, agility, and speed
- Superhuman healing: The more a BAOH host body is injured, the quicker the parasite heals the host and initiates defensive measures. In the anime Ikuro has his throat slit and a knife embedded in his heart. Even with the knife still in his chest Ikuro's heart continues to beat and pushes the blade out of his chest.
- Corrosive enzymes: Hands produce a corrosive substance that melts through flesh & metal.
- Armor: Hosts produce organic metal over their skin that serves as a protective shell.
- Bio-blades: Hosts produce organic blades from various parts of the body (depending on type of host).
- Stingers: Organic needles that burst into flame on contact with flesh are projected from the host. In Ikuroo's case, from his hair.
- Dark thunder: A devastating electrical blast. Produces enough power to charge a large scale laser (As shown in the anime).
- According to the parasite's creator the only means of destroying a BAOH (once inserted in a host) is to put a bullet through the brain of the host, and then to completely burn the body (thus killing the host and parasite).
- The only way to keep an implanted host dormant is to submerge them in salt water.
- After 111 days of non-dormancy, the parasite will reproduce and its larvae will leave the host, killing it.
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- The character Neo Dio from the video game series World Heroes is based on Baoh, bearing not only a strikingly similar appearance, but also has similar attacks in which he uses in his various appearances in the World Heroes series, and Neo Geo Battle Coliseum.
- Baoh ISBN 1569310882 Accessed 19 July 2007.
- Baoh (manga) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Baoh (OVA) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Anime News Network BAOH (OAV) review
- Mania.com BAOH (OAV) review