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...It's useless. I rely on sound and other air movement to sense my opponent's attacks. Bullets are useless against me!

—Kranz Maduke

Kranz Maduke
Biographical Information
Kanji

クランツ=マドゥーク

Rōmaji

Kurantsu Mado~ūku

Also known as

Number IV

Basic Information
Gender

Male

Age

26

Birthday

January 4

Blood Type

AB

Height

190 cm / 6'3"

Weight

102 kg / 224.9 lbs

Hair Color

Unknown

Eye Color

Unknown

Relations

None

Likes

Quiet Rooms

Dislikes

Noisy streets

Status

Active (Manga)
Deceased (Anime)

Professional Information
Occupation

Assassin

Affiliation(s)

Chronos
Zero Numbers

Debut
Manga

Chapter 87 (Cameo)
Chapter 93 (Debut)

Anime

Episode 15

Voice Actors
Japanese Voice

Atsushi Kakehashi

English Voice

Viktor Walker

Image Gallery


Kranz Maduke (クランツ=マドゥーク Kurantsu Mado~ūku) is Number IV of the Chronos Numbers.


Appearance

Kranz wears a helmet that conceals his eyes and head. He has blond hair as shown when Jenos cuts his helmet off. His number is located on the left eye of the helmet. He wears the chronos uniform, a black suit, purple dress shirt and a black and yellow tie.


Personality

Kranz is a silent yet deadly man. He is extremely violent and has been described so by several fellow Numbers. Train Heartnet noted that once he has a mission, he is hellbent on completing it, regardless of the consequences. He and partner Baldorias S. Fanghini will even destroy entire towns without a second thought in order to assassinate their targets. Baldor is perhaps the only person close to Kranz.


History

Kranz, was raised as an assassin for Chronos from birth and like Baldorias, is extremely violent. Since losing his eyesight in a battle several years ago, he wears a helmet that conceals his eyes, but because he believes that he exists solely to fight, he has developed combat techniques based on sensing sound and movement.


Plot

Lucifer Arc

After Chronos receives information that several members of the Apostles of the Stars are in Stock Town, Kranz and partner Baldor go there without receiving any authorization to do so. No. X Lin Shaolee voices his concerns about this to No. II Belze Rochefort, who admits that he never gave them orders to go to Stock Town and that they will stop at nothing to complete their mission.

Kranz and Baldor's grand entrance.

Kranz and Baldor get info from one of the Chronos Erasers about Kyoko Kirisaki and a child resembling Train Heartnet entering a hotel together. They unceremoniously break down the entrance to the hotel room where Train, Sven Vollfied, Eve, and Kyoko are currently situated. They learn that the child really is Black Cat and that Kyoko's apparently turned over a new leaf. However, this doesn't phase either Number and they are eager to continue to fight and eventually kill both Train and Kyoko.

Kranz manages to land a nearly fatal wound on Train's neck, barely missing his carotid artery. The blind man warns him about his younger, weaker body and notes that his too-small hands could be permanently ruined. Eve intervenes and hurls him into a nearby cafe/restaurant. He pulls himself out of the wreckage a few minutes afterward, ready to continue the battle. Kyoko, who has stayed out of the fight thanks to her promise to Train, is angered and rushes forward to attack him.

At the last minute, she remembers her promise and stops right in front of him. Kranz scoffs at the student's now chipper demeanor and plans to kill her, but Train jumps in to rescue her. He shoots multiple bullets that Kranz dodges and destroys easily. However, one bullet freezes his Mars weapon, rendering it far less efficient. At that point, Jenos Hazard arrives and stops the fight. He tells Kranz and Baldorias that Belze has ordered them to stop their unauthorized actions and return to headquarters immediately.

Alliance Arc

While the Sweepers battle the Apostles of the Stars at Creed Diskenth's final hideout on an island in Adonia Sea, Kranz secretly enters the territory with the other Numbers. At the end of all of the battles, Jenos wryly notes to Train that Kranz and Baldor's over enthusiasm for the fight might have allowed some of the Apostles' leaders to escape.

Anime Plot

Kranz participates in the attack on Kraken Island. Later on he, along with Emilio and Baldor defect from Chronos with Mason. They attempt to merge the bio-weapon, Eve, with a machine called Eden so that they may remake Earth. Kranz battles Jenos and has his mask cut off, but his face isn't shown. However, they are defeated when their connection to Eden is disrupted.


Equipment and Abilities

Mars

Mars: Kranz' weapon is an Orichalcum knife named "Mars", which is able to vibrate at a high frequency, allowing it to easily cut steel.


Relationships

Baldorias S. Fanghini

Baldor is Kranz's partner. The two share the same personality and views, and as a result, get along very well.

Trivia

  • He is one of the few known numbers to have been raised by Chronos.
  • Kranz is the only number with a disability.

Navigation

Characters
Main Train Heartnet  |  Sven Vollfied  |  Eve  |  Rinslet Walker
Sweepers
Independent Saya Minatsuki
Sweepers Alliance River Zastory  |  Kevin McDougall  |  Silphy Dearcroft  |  Lacdoll  |  Gallom
Chronos
Elders Willzark
Chronos Numbers Sephiria Arks  |  Belze Rochefort  |  Emilio Lowe  |  Kranz Maduke  |  Nizer Bruckheimer  |  Anubis  |  Jenos Hazard  |  Baldorias S. Fanghini  |  David Papper  |  Ash  |  Lin Shaolee  |  Beluga J. Heard  |  Mason Ordrosso
Chronos Erasers Clevar
Other Karl Walken
The Apostles of the Stars
Main Creed Diskenth  |  Shiki  |  Echidna Parass  |  Kyoko Kirisaki  |  Charden Flamberg  |  Durham Glaster  |  Leon Elliot  |  Maro  |  Doctor
Other Deek Slasky  |  Preta Ghoul  |  Eathes  |  Igor Planter  |  Gyanza Rujike
Other Torneo Rudman
Other Annette Pias  |  Woodney  |  Tearju Lunatique  |  Tim Vertical  |  Layla  |  Saki  |  Zagine Axeloake

 |  Kelly Barris  |  Morris Flitt

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