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What is Cougar's relationship to Kazuma...?

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    ANEWMARK

    [1]Jul 20, 2006
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    What is Cougar's relationship to Kazuma and why does he not recognize in episode 3(HOLY) BUT CONSIDERS HIM LIKE A Brother in 24(FIST)?
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    authenticPINAY

    [2]Jul 21, 2006
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    Didn't Cougar say his name in episode 3?
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    Shattered_Angel

    [3]Jul 21, 2006
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    Hi! Cougar did recognize Kazuma, even though he pronounced his name wrong. While they were chasing him, Cougar looks in and seems sort of shocked, and accuses, "Hey, you're Kazuya!"

    (Then of course the obligatory, "It's Kazuma!")

    If you remember, in the end of episode three, Cougar is staring off and Mimori approaches him about Kazuma, asking if he knew something about "that Alter user". Cougar just shrugs and grins, saying that he looked like someone he used to know, "But I guess it wasn't him!"

    I think their relationship is sort of brotherly, kind of like younger brother/older brother, even though they aren't really related. Cougar was sort of Kazuma's friend and mentor. Kazuma flashed back on when he was little and Cougar was much younger in the episode "Shell Bullet", and also remembered Cougar's words to him in the episode "The Stray Boy".

    I hope that helps.

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    Shining_Bullet

    [4]Jul 26, 2006
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    thats definitely clears things up, and i recall when kazuma says his brother taught him shocking first bullet, but i beleive in episode 16 or 18 he fights with cougar and cougar uses it as well. but its with his feet. maybe there is more of a connection than we think...

    (sumthin to think about)
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    frank_thetank

    [5]Jul 26, 2006
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    I think they are somewhat related because both of them know how to use shocking first bullet. I think they were pupils of some alter user that taught them how to truly master their alter.

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    Shining_Bullet

    [6]Jul 26, 2006
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    sounds reasonable. another idea, since all alter-users are bascially from an origal strain, maybe all alter powers have similar functions at sum lvl.
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    frank_thetank

    [7]Jul 27, 2006
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    Well that's a good idea but its still speculation.  Does the show actually explain what  their relationship is?
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    Animeisdatruth

    [8]Jul 27, 2006
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    There really was never any proof that Cougar was related to Kuzuma, but I think they HAVE to be brothers. Im just assuming hat the flashbacks of them when they were ounger was of Cougar b4 he joined Hold and he was looking after/being a mentor to Kazuma. Because you do hear Kazuma say that My brother taught me the shell bullet. And you see Cougar use the shell bullet, and his 3rd level alter looks very similar to Kazumas 3rd level.
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    Shining_Bullet

    [9]Jul 27, 2006
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    exactly, plus, all in all, i beieve cougar could be the most powerful aler there is
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    waterwaker

    [10]Jul 29, 2006
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    Well, in the Straight Cougar episode, Cougar says something around "We were just strangers that hung out with each other"(Or something like that) after Kazuma says he just disapeared. But clearly stating that they were not realted. In the flashbacks they showed it always seemed they were brother-like, but when the show up in each other's lives they seem to be different.. as they fought quite ruthlessly in the Straight Cougar episode.

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    Shining_Bullet

    [11]Jul 29, 2006
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    yeah, but they could just be denying there past which they also talked about in one episode. can't remeber which one though...
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    frank_thetank

    [12]Aug 4, 2006
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    In episode 24, it is revealed that Cougar is Kazuma's older brother.
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    Shining_Bullet

    [13]Aug 4, 2006
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    lol, yeah, they have finally confirmed what we all wanted to know
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    yoshiama

    [14]Aug 10, 2006
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    isn't cougar kazuma's brother as said in episode 26
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    Shattered_Angel

    [15]Aug 10, 2006
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    I don't really think that the two are brothers. Every time Cougar speaks of Kazuma, he just says that they were friends or strangers, or a "person he used to know". Even in the end, Cougar only says that Kazuma was "like a brother to him". I do believe they were close...perhaps two orphans who became close friends with a sort of brotherly relationship. I guess it could be taken either way, though, so that's only my opinion.
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    Jedi_Yoshi

    [16]Dec 12, 2006
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    In the manga, he is Kazuma's mentor
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    gunswordfist

    [17]Dec 13, 2006
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    yoshiama wrote:
    isn't cougar kazuma's brother as said in episode 26
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
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    zeke05

    [18]Mar 16, 2007
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    In Episode 26, during the fight when it goes to Cougar, he says that Ryuho is a former colleague, and Kazuma is like a brother to him.  The only thing similar between their alters is the Shocking First Bullet.  In other episodes, Kazuma also states that Cougar was like his brother.  To me, that sounds like they aren't really related, but grew up together as really close friends and Cougar taught Kazuma how to use and control his alter powers.
    Edited on 03/19/2007 1:58pm
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    AnimeDude2018

    [19]Mar 28, 2007
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    Straight Cougar is Kazuma's older HALF-BROTHER as well as his mentor according to the manga, Wikipedia, and various other sources 
    Edited on 03/28/2007 8:46pm
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