Bulat is a character from the Akame ga Kill anime and manga.
Once a high ranking Imperial Officer of the Empire, he defected after his former superior was framed for crimes he didn't commit because he refused to give into the Prime Minister's agenda. Whilst defecting he steals the Teigu Incursio and soon joins Night Raid. Known by his teammates for his passionate behavior, inhuman combat skill, and peculiar taste in men, Bulat soon takes a recently joined Tatsumi under his wing and trains him to be a stronger fighter.
In the XP4 fics, Bulat's life was spared and later joins the Heroes Coalition as part of Night Raid. He also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.
Bulat was a tall, muscular young man with blue eyes and black hair that he usually wore in a combed up, heart-shaped pompadour. Before joining Night Raid, he had his hair down. When not wearing Incursio, he often donned a black shirt with green shoulders, chest armor and white pants with black boots. He also wore a black leather jacket on top of his usual outfit a few times.
Bulat had a calm, kind personality; although he referred to himself as passionate and hot-blooded, he never actually lost his cool in battle. He was among the most compassionate members of the Night Raid and he taught Tatsumi to embrace these emotions but not to let them consume him. Leone informed Tatsumi that Bulat was gay, to which he replied, "You don't want him to misunderstand, right?," but did not deny Leone's statement while blushing heavily. Bulat flirted with Tatsumi on occasion, which made the latter extremely nervous.
Arguably the strongest member of Night Raid, his strength was greatly praised by the likes of Liver and was even given special attention by Esdeath herself. Bulat is extremely skilled in both the sword and spear and has mastered the skill to take awareness of his surroundings as shown when he dealt with three powerful enemies at the same time with little difficulty. Bulat's strength and endurance were immense, enough to withstand consistent powerful attacks from Liver's Teigu, and was still physically tough enough to best Liver in a sword fight.
Bulat wielded Incursio, an armor Teigu that changes form depending on the person using it. When activated, the armor has a special ability to turn the user invisible for a limited time, having mastered the Incursio to its limits as he was able to call on the Armor without the use of its key as well as being able to use its invisibility for long periods of time.
- Bulat steel is an old type of reinforced steel known in Russia.