Valhalla stands out from other motorbike gangs for having a unique hierarchical structure. Unlike other gangs, its members proclaim that the gang has no real leader.
Even the gang’s logo, a headless angel, seems to be a testimonial of its leaderless nature. But is that really true? As it turns out, it’s not exactly true.
In the timelines after the first time leap, Tetta Kisaki is the actual leader of Valhalla. Prior to Takemichi receiving his time-travel powers in the first timeline, Kisaki hands over Valhalla’s leadership to Mikey, making Mikey the leader of Valhalla.
Valhalla’s leadership changes slightly during every timeline. Let’s take a look at each Valhalla leader of every timeline.
The Shadow Leader, Tetta Kisaki
Position – Leader
Tenure – 1st to 19th time-leap
The true mastermind behind Valhalla’s creation is Tetta Kisaki. Kisaki united the ex-members of Moebius under his gang and increased the strength of Valhalla to almost 300 members.
Kisaki’s created Valhalla so that he could gain control over Japan’s underworld. To do this, he plans to make Mikey the leader of Valhalla and use the gang’s cruel nature to bring out Mikey’s dark impulses to surface.
In the first timeline, Kisaki’s plan comes to fruition. Toman is absorbed in Valhalla after Valhalla defeats Toman during Bloody Halloween. Valhalla’s victory leads to Mikey becoming the head of Valhalla and consequently, he becomes Kisaki’s puppet as well.
However, Kisaki never considered himself the ‘true’ leader of Valhalla. He proclaimed that he was the ‘shadow’ to Mikey’s ‘light’. Valhalla’s headless angel symbol echoes his sentiment.
The ‘True’ Leader, Manjiro Sano aka Mikey
Position – Leader
Tenure – Pre-first time-leap
It’s difficult to associate Mikey with a cruel gang like Valhalla, even though Mikey has violent tendencies. However, the events of the original timeline force him to join Valhalla and become one of the most infamous criminals in Tokyo.
Toman emerges victorious against Valhalla in other timelines. But we get the exact opposite result in the first timeline. Instead, Valhalla beats Toman and becomes the parent organization of Toman.
Mikey becomes the leader of this new, evil Toman in the first timeline, but Kisaki begins to control him by becoming the vice commander. Since Takemichi and Draken aren’t around to tether him and keep him stable, he becomes a victim of his own dark impulses.
Not much is known about Mikey’s whereabouts in this timeline. Fans speculate that Mikey was probably out of Tokyo or even Japan during this timeline since he was on the run.
How strong is Tetta Kisaki?
Even though Kisaki is the leader of the notorious Valhalla, he isn’t as strong as the other members of his gang. In fact, he is much weaker than his right-hand man, Hanma.
Kisaki’s physical strength is somewhat equal to that of Takemichi, as evident from their fight during the Tenjiku arc. However, he can’t win against opponents like Mikey and Draken. He needs weapons like a gun to deal with stronger enemies.
Kisaki’s true strength is his brain. Instead of dealing with the conflict directly, he manipulates powerful fighters like Draken, Hanma, and Mikey to get what he wants.
How strong is Mikey?
Mikey can be considered the strongest fighter in Toman, and possibly, even in the whole series. He lives up to his nickname ‘Invincible Mikey’, and other delinquents regard him with respect.
Mikey has beaten every opponent he has fought against, which includes powerhouses like Taiju Shiba and Shuji Hanma. He has extensive knowledge of martial arts, and his vicious kicks are infamous for knocking down a person immediately.
He can also beat several opponents at once. For example, he easily takes down Kazutora, Chome, and Chonbo during the Valhalla arc even though the latter subdued him and attacked him all at once.
About Tokyo Revengers
Tokyo Revengers is a manga written and illustrated by Ken Wakui. It began serialization in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine on March 1, 2017, and ended its run in November 2022. It is compiled into 30 tankobon volumes.
The story revolves around Takemichi Hanagaki, who learned that Tokyo Manji Gang had killed his only ex-girlfriend from back in middle school. After learning about the incident, Takemichi was pushed from the railway platform.
Landing on the tracks, he closed his eyes, accepting his death, but when he opened his eyes, he had time-leapt 12 years into the past.