|Full name/Real name||Bad Badtz-Maru|
|Based on||Penguin boy|
Badtz-Maru or Bad Badtz-Maru is a Sanrio character created in 1993, based on a black boy penguin with spiky hair. His name is a play on the Japanese words ばつ ("X") and 丸 ("O") as in cross and circle.
Badtz-Maru is a mischievous character based on a black penguin who lives in Gorgeous Town. He was born in Oahu, Hawaii on April 1st (April Fool's Day). Though "bad", he behaves before his mother. He is apparently good deep down but "too shy to express himself directly".
Badtz-Maru has a mother and a father who is the boss of a gang.
- Badtz-Maru was the official mascot for the Japanese 2006 FIBA World Championship basketball competition.
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