The Turbo-Granny (ターボババア Tābo Babā?) was one of the main antagonists of the manga series Dandadan. She is an evil apparition within a tunnel located at Shounou City and had previously possessed Ken Takakura.
The apparition took on the form of a very elderly woman with long white shaggy hair and eyes that were stuck looked to the sides. When possessing her targets, she has her victims transform into a mirror image of itself, albeit with a large mouth with teeth that is capable of biting off body parts.
The Turbo-Granny is an apparition that acts particularly cruel and sadistic, along with being foul-mouthed. She is also rather somewhat vulgar, as she offered Takakura a chance to suckle on her breasts in exchange for taking his genitals. Since she possesses impressive running power, the Turbo-Granny takes great pride in her speed and refuses to be underestimated. When challenged to prove herself, she is not above using trickery to get her way, having tricked Takakura and Ayase in their game of tag by counting irregularly. Despite her negative attitude, she is revealed to have a compassionate side, as Hoshiko stated that the Turbo-Granny would most commonly wander off to spirits of girls who died tragically in order to comfort them, which was the reason as to why she fused with the tunnel bound spirit within Shounou City.
During modern times, the Turbo-Granny was an apparition known as the 100 km/hr Granny (100キロババア 100 Kiro Babā?) that went around terrorizing the people of Japan. While wandering about, the Turbo-Granny comforted the spirits of deceased girls who died horrible deaths and eventually fused with a bound spirit within a tunnel in Shounou City and would curse those who would dare enter her territory by stealing their genitals.
After accepting a bet to find out if ghosts or aliens are real, Ken Takakura is instructed by Momo Ayase to go over to the tunnel the Turbo-Granny resides to see if she is real. To Takakura's surprise, he encounters the Turbo-Granny and runs away in panic after she vulgarly speaks to he him, however, the Turbo-Granny catches up to the boy on his bike and successfully possesses him. Later, the Turbo-Granny transports herself to Ayase's location using the girl's phone while possessing Takakura's body and starts to uncontrollably attack the Serpo that are holding Ayase captivate. The apparition soon finds herself forced out of Takakura's body by Ayase, after having her psychic powers accidently unlocked by the Serpo, and smugly challenges her to lift the boy's curse by coming to the tunnel.
Two days later, the Turbo-Granny becomes aware of Ayase preparing herself to confront her by going through training and demands that she come to tunnel tonight or she will kill all those who laid eyes on Takakura, such as her grandmother. Having no other option, Ayase adheres to the apparition's demand and goes with Takakura to the tunnel. After the two enter, the Turbo-Granny traps them on both sides and prepares to attack but stops her assault after being challenged by Ayase to a game of tag. The Turbo-Granny agrees to count for ten minutes for Ayase and Takakura to run off but quickly traps Ayase after counting irregularly, explaining that they did not restrict her from counting to ten on her own terms. The Turbo-Granny is then attacked by the boy after he bites down on her breasts and angers the apparition. After reverting to her spirit form, the Turbo-Granny manages to take over Takakura's body and readies herself to eat Ayase. However, the Turbo-Granny is bested by Ayase who uses her psychic powers to trap the apparition in Takakura's body, much to her discomfort. Having done so, the bound spirit within the tunnel reveals itself and is demanded by the Turbo-Granny to help free her as Takakura and Ayase try to make their way out of Shounou City. The Turbo-Granny then becomes displeased with Takakura using her speed to his advantage as the two lure the bound spirit to an Onsen to boil the giant crab. Despite succeeding in gaining some time to escape, the Turbo-Granny tells them that she and the bound spirit will not allow them to get away after they borrowed power from a massive graveyard at the border of Shounou City to take control of its citizens and have them block their escape route.
With no other option, Ayase has Takakura use the Turbo-Granny's speed to dash through the crowd but ends up exhausting himself in the process. After Ayase forgets to maintain her hold on her, the Turbo-Granny is set free and merges with the bound crab spirit to take revenge. Unexpectedly, the Turbo-Granny becomes shocked after Ayase uses her psychic powers to have her and Takakura latch on to a moving train in order to escape and chases after them before they managed to leave Shounou City. After grabbing on to the train, the Turbo-Granny tells Ayase that her plan is doomed to fail since the train's speed will slow down once it makes a turn but is told by the girl that she had planned to have the apparition follow her up to this point as they prepare to reach the stop to Kamikoshi City where her grandmother had setup a barrier trap. The Turbo-Granny then struggles to get off as Ayase uses her psychic powers to keep her from escaping and is ultimately defeated. However, the Turbo-Granny reverts to her spirit form at the last minute and transfers herself to Takakura's body undetected before being completely exorcised. While hiding within him, the apparition swore vengeance on the people responsible for her defeat once she had recovered her energy.
The next day, Ayase's grandmother drives out the Turbo-Granny from Takakura's body and into a cat doll upon finding out that Takakura's testicles are missing. The Turbo-Granny then tries to flee the scene but is caught by Ayase. After revealing how it got into Takakura's body, the Turbo-Granny threatens to harm Ayase and the others once her strength recovers and tells them that they have to do whatever she says since she is in the possession of Takakura's testicles. However, after giving out the order to Takakura to kill both Ayase and her grandmother, the apparition witnesses Takakura accessing her powers after enraging him. Hoshiko explains that only the Turbo-Granny's consciousness was driven out her while her powers remained in Takakura, which causes the Turbo-Granny to feel nervous as she is helpless against Hoshiko's wrath. Though they were initially enemies, Ayase tries to talk friendly with the Turbo-Granny and proposes a compromise to give her back her energy if she helps them find Takakura's balls. The Turbo-Granny agrees to help but tells them that she lost Takakura's balls, which she had layered in a golden ball of her spiritual power, during their skirmish on the train. While the two children search for it late at night, the spirit doll lazily watches and explains that if they fail to find the golden ball then an evil spirit may have taken them due to it possessing strong life-force that can possibly resurrect the spirit. After failing to find it, the Turbo-Granny settles at Ayase and her grandmother's house.
After being told by Hoshiko that she was free to do whatever she wants, the Turbo-Granny decides to sneak into Takakura's bag while he is at school and reveals herself after witnessing Takakura accidently letting out her power. She then hides from Ayase after she meets up with Takakura but soon takes the opportunity to freely roam around the campus after Takakura accidently the spirit doll behind. Later on the rooftop, the Turbo-Granny explains to the two that if a human were to be in possession of the golden ball then it will cause them to awaken their spiritual powers and become aware of spirits, which will result in them being attack, and how she spotted a strange lady but will explain further after school. While in the halls, Ayase is requested by Aira Shiratori to talk in private, which causes the Turbo-Granny to sense that the "strange lady" is around and relays this info to Takakura.
Abilities and Powers
|As her name suggests, the Turbo-Granny's special and most prominent power is her incredible immense speed that allows her to travel up to 100 kilometers per hour.|
|As a spirit, the Turbo-Granny has the power to either materialize to assume a physical body, or dematerialize to assume a spiritual body. While in her intangible, spiritual body, the Turbo-Granny becomes immune to all physical attacks and can possess anyone she confronts.|
|The Turbo-Granny can curse humans to have them go berserk and attack anyone around them. For males, they will be branded the curse once the Turbo-Granny takes possession of their genital's. The Turbo-Granny can make use of the possessed as go-between vessels to remotely communicate with others from her main body, and once this initiates, time will only move forward for the spirit and the person she wishes to talk to. The curse is also infectious, as it can allow the Turbo-Granny to cause bodily harm to anyone who has laid eyes on the possessed, such as giving them a heart attack, a stroke, or causing them to experience a nosebleed.|
Tunnel Bound Spirit
|Tunnel Bound Spirit Fusion|
|After fusing with the bound spirit within a tunnel located in Shounou City, the Turbo-Granny gained the ability to manipulate the territory the spirit was bound to. During her confrontation with Takakura and Ayase in the tunnel, the Turbo-Granny created two giant heads of herself from both sides of the tunnel to corner them and caged Ayase with multiple arms that sprouted from the surface. While trapped inside Takakura, the Turbo-Granny and the bound spirit called upon the power of the spirits resting within the border of Shounou City to take control of the cities citizens in order to keep Takakura and Ayase from escaping.|