The Bal-Bados used by Index in the crossover between Toaru Majutsu no Index and Virtual On. Bal-Bados is a Virtuaroid, a robot built as materialized data used as part of Virtual On, a popular next generation game in Academy City.
Bal-Bados is a bizarre mid-sized Virtuaroid that can separate its launchers from its body to attack from different angles. It can pummel its opponent with highly seeking mines and highly negating ring beams. Its complex attack method requires a lot of skill to use it well, but if it can place its separated launcher in its opponent’s blind spot, it can gain a great advantage in battle. This particular Bal-Bados has been heavily customized by Index (as it's obvious by its appearance) and focuses in balance, light weight and speed to compensate for the Bal-Bados default mobility not being all that great.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 8-C
Name: XBV-819-tr4 Bal-Bados
Wielders: Index Librorum Prohibitorum
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Statistics Amplification (Can use repulsion to boost his speed and dodge attacks), Energy Projection (Can use energy beam launchers that can separate from its body and hover independently to attack from different angles)
Attack Potency: At least Building level (Stray shots from even the weakest Virtuaroids are capable of bringing down Academy City's buildings)
Speed: At least Superhuman normally, likely higher with repulsion dashes (Virtual On can make high-speed dashes and dodge energy beams and missiles)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Building Class
Durability: At least Building level (Virtuaroids can tank several blows from other Virtuaroids without being destroyed)
Range: Extended melee range normally, at least dozens of meters with launchers
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: The intelligence of the person using it
Weaknesses: Using the repulsion dash too much can overheat it
- ERLs: Bal-Bados doesn't hold any weapons, its arms themselves are launchers that fire glowing energy projectiles. Bal-Bados’ greatest feature is its ability to detach its body parts, control them independently, surround its enemy, and simultaneously attack from multiple lines of fire. Because of this, the arms are known as ERLs, or Ejectable Remote Launchers.
- Close Range: As a close-range weapon, Bal-Bados can use a close-range optical weapon through one of his arms that looks like a fork with multiple points rotating quickly.
- Dash: Like other Virtuaroids, Bal-Bados can use invisible repulsion to dash, even mid-air. As a regular player, Index can only dash in four cardinal directions and upwards. Dashing is a key technique in Virtuaroid combat that is used to dodge enemy attacks and for 3-D movement more fitting of an acrobat that of a giant machine.