Bart Garsus is a first-class citizen from Taraak, coming from rich parents who owned a food production company. He is initially an easily excitable, weak, as well as cowardly character, who ends up becoming the helmsman of the Nirvana when the ship chose him for the job. He usually liked to run away from any difficulty presented to him and made a fuss every time he was injured.
Early in “Vandread: The Second Stage”, Bart showed compassion for a terminally ill little girl on a polluted planet. She listened to his embellished stories and laughed at his jokes. When a Harvest ship threatened the planet, he showed courage and resolve on another’s behalf for the first time by fighting the ships off almost single handedly with the transformed weapons of the Nirvana. But while he was gone, she died from her illness. She left a doll of Bart she was making, without finishing the hair. In her memory, Bart shaved his head, closely bringing his appearance to that of the unfinished doll and hung it around his neck like a pendant, as a constant reminder of her.
Towards the end of the series, he develops feelings for “BC”, not knowing her secret, but even after he finds out, he is not swayed and continues to pursue BC for a relationship. While more settled late in the series, Bart remains a comic relief character, although he matures a little as the series progresses, even contributing for the successive transformations of Nirvana.
Bart appears for a brief moment in the manga, but does not join the Nirvana.