Well I was thinking a thread like this could lead to some rather interesting discussion, Everyone pick a Gantzer, list their pros and cons and rate them on a scale of 1 - 10.
I'm gonna start with Katou since i think he's one of the more controversial gantzers (maybe not as much after ch. 251)
Katou has always been extremely brave, during the onion mission he tried to hold the big alien still so that Kurono could get away (or was it shoot him? to long ago to remember clearly), not knowing what would happen. In the buddha mission, after kurono, sei, hojo, sayaka, the sniper guy, kishimoto and a handful of others were defeated by the thousand arms statue he figured out a way to beat it, sure he died, but if it wasnt for him then kurono wouldnt have survived and who knows what would happen later on. In the osaka mission he's proven that being dead for half a year hasnt slowed him down any, in fact, he might have gotten better, he's fought with the Host Samurai, taken down an Alien about to eat that family, and now (spoiler for anyone who hasnt read ch. 251) He's beaten an alien that three expert Gantzers, all with the BFGs couldn't!
Katou's ability is severely hindered due to the fact that he'll only use the capture gun. He'd have a lot easier time with some of these aliens if he'd just blow them to bits instead of fighting hand to hand with each and every one of them. Also, he wants to protect everyone, but the best he can do is 'go hide!' and then they get killed. If he wants them to put the suits on and really cares whether they live or die he should do something like threaten them while they're still in the room or something. Also, Kurono said he was trying to be like Katou, who, Ironically was trying to emulate himself, but i don't really think Katou was a competent leader, he had a hard time keeping control under pressure, and in the Buddha arc when he sent out two teams he had the two best gantzers (Kurono and himself) go one way, and hojo, sayaka, and a bunch of guys without suits go the other way, kind of setting them up for disaster, dont you think?
Soooo To Sum It Up:
Good: Strong, Brave, Smart Thinking when it comes to taking on aliens 1v1
Bad: Wont blow things up, Makes bad decisions as a leader, tries to hold order, but cant.
So My Ratings:
Urmm....Not Leader: 8/10
Feel free to debate me on this, i mean, thats why i'm posting it, no?