We have decided not to wait for the Black Hand to come to us, but to try to take the offensive. We have been researching his past attacks in order to try to figure out what we’re up against and how to succeed in our coming battle. In addition, we’re trying to track him down however, we can.
However, I’m starting to suspect that Ganta may not just be an arrogant jerk, but perhaps a traitor to us as well. After finding out The Black Hand has targeted all of us, Ganta has spent all his time belittling any research and plans to counterattack, while providing no information, suggestions, or help. Either he’s a complete idiot, or he’s on the side of the Black Hand himself. Frankly, from what I’ve seen, it could be either, though I’m now leaning towards the latter. First, he’s already shown callous disregard for the welfare of his old so-called teammates. That speaks very poorly for his ethics and trustworthiness. Second, we know nothing about what he has been fighting for, except that it is against the Puppeteer’s government. Since the government also is after The Black Hand, how difficult is it to imagine Ganta’s group forming common cause with The Black Hand? Finally, I’ve seen his type before, and they tend to have a high survival instinct. It would be in character for him to run away from us (especially since he was not involved in the decision to try to kill The Black Hand, and so would not necessarily be a target), but it’s totally out of character for his type to discourage trying to defeat someone who’s allegedly trying to kill him. However, it would be totally in character for him to betray us all to The Black Hand for some personal benefit. Since Lazarus may have a soft spot for a supposed former ally, I’ll give him a little more rope than I normally would, but I’ll definitely be watching.