In the manga he is sworn enemy of Gin. He tried to kill Gin several times when he was younger and wanted to take over Ou himself. However, Sniper is now handicapped because he got crushed between some stones when he tried to drown the Great dane, Ben, earlier. He has metal legs and a small carrige that helps him walk. He joins up with Hougen to get revenge on Gin and take over Ou. However, he has underestimated how evil Hougen is and Sniper’s stamina is tested when Hougen destroys his carrige and forces him to walk on his hard metal legs. He proves his loyalty to Hougen and his strength by killing Kamakiri minion Stone. His alias in Hougen's pack is "Murder S". When Gin escapes Hougen, Sniper kills Fubuki and carries the corpse back to Hougen. The trick works and Sniper is now the only one who knows of Gin’s existance. He travels out to kill Gin but has to return empty-handed. He then meets Weed who wounds him badly. Sniper disappears for awhile but returns before the final battle. When Tesshin is about to kill Hougen, Sniper jumps in and cuts open Tesshin’s stomach. He then jumps into a gorge to find and kill Weed. But instead he meets Gin whom he fights. Sniper falls into a hole, that's so deep that only his head is visible. When Weed arrives shortly after, Sniper tries to drag Weed down the hole. Sniper falls through the hole and drowns in the river below.