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Insidious Tutor, The Ken Kaneki Inspired MLBB Skin For Hanzo

Nutan Lele
21/Aug/2020 06:23 pm
  • Sadistic Mentor is the Tokyo Ghoul inspired skin for Hanzo.
  • The skin is based on the ghoul form of Ken Kaneki.
  • Hanzo Insidious Tutor is available for 749 Diamonds and is an Elite skin 

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is one of the most popular MOBAs on the mobile platform. The game has become popular in Southeast Asia with a sizable player base and has developed a thriving esport ecosystem. Till date, 100 heroes have been released in the game each with their own unique skins which take inspiration from different media and literature. Fans of anime will recognize the origins of Hanzo’s Insidious Tutor skin. The skin looks similar to a character in the popular anime show Tokyo Ghoul. The character’s name is Kaneki Ken. 

Both Hanzo in the skin and Kaneki have white hair. The painted skin for this is called ‘Sadistic Mentor’ and features a mask with iconic teeth-pattern, similar to the mask Kaneki wears in the show (spoilers) after his transformation. Hanzo Insidious Tutor is available for 749 Diamonds and is an Elite skin. Hanzo’s lore is similar to Kaneki’s character. Hanzo practised the Akakage's forbidden ninjutsu with Ame no Habakiri. After a decade, Hanzo could not achieve the pinnacle of ninjutsu like his forefathers. Hanekage consumed the flesh and blood of fallen ninjas and transformed into magical armour for Hanzo. Hanekage struck a deal with Hanzo. In exchange for feeding Hanekage more blood, the powerful demon will help Hanzo reach the pinnacle of ninjutsu. Since Hanzo is a half-human, half-blood demon, this skin is quite fitting. 

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About Kaneki and Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul was originally a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was adapted into a 12-episode anime. A second season also consisting of 12 episodes called Tokyo Ghoul Root A, following an original story, also aired in January 2015. 

Tokyo Ghoul is set in an alternate reality where ghouls (cannibalistic, human-looking creatures) live in secrecy amongst the human population to evade the authorities. Ghouls have superhuman powers including enhanced strength, resistant skin, and regenerative abilities. The story follows Ken Kaneki, a college student who survives a deadly encounter with Rize Kamishiro, a ghoul. He is taken to the hospital in critical condition. After recovering, Kaneki discovers that he underwent a surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul. The ghouls who manage the coffee shop "Anteiku" take him in and teach him to deal with his new life as a half-ghoul. 

(Spoilers) 

After being tortured by Yamori, Kaneki’s appearance changes drastically. His hair became completely white, his nails blackened. 

He begins to favour monochrome clothing and a black bodysuit with cutouts when going into battle. He also dons the iconic teeth-patterned mask. 

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Nutan Lele is AFK Gaming's source for everything from Twitch to the Twitterati. Her focus lies in distilling esports content from around the world. As the former captain of Girlaxy India, she brings an experienced eye in analysing the League of Legends scene.