Cha haniyabaru

Vice Warden Hannyabal

Hannyabal (ハンニャバル, Hannyabaru) is the Vice Warden of Impel Down
(インペルダウンの副署長, Inperu Daun no Fuku Shochō)


Voice Actor: Not Known (English), Tetsuo Gotō (Japanese)

Hannyabal is a large pot bellied man that resembles a cross between a devil and an Egyptian pharaoh. His brow ridge is shaped like horns, his chin is shaped like a pharaoh's false beard and he wears a nemes with yellow and green stripes, the striped head cloth worn by pharaohs, with his hair coming from inside the nemes. His face in particular is designed in such a way that it looks like a Hannya mask. He has demon-like wings on his back and also carries a pitch fork around, another common symbol linked to the devil.

20 years ago, when Shiki escaped the prison, Hannyabal was seen wearing the standard militaristic white uniform that normal guards wear. He still wore the nemes and the bat-like wings, but he also wore a cap over the former. Now, he goes bare-chested in reference to his great endurance.

After his original nemes had been stolen by Mr. 2 Bon Clay, his new one has a fox figurehead attachment on top that resembles the Egyptian jackal God of Death Anubis and has blue stripes instead the green stripes. Overall, his appearance is an allegory to the underworld.