Batou also Batto Bato is nominally the secondincommand of Section 9. Little is known about the strange large foreigner who has been with Motoko Kusanagi for years. He was once American and served in the Special Forces in South America. His amount of cyborgization is variable according to the storyline from his limbs only up to most of his body second only to the Major herself. Despite the availability of superior eyes he grew superstitious about his oldstyle eye replacements popular with many highlevel military operatives. He also retains some residual bodyimage issues causing him to continually purchase workout equipment despite the obvious anachronism.