Hi! I dunno if you remember me, I was Kuro_Kitsune. I am back because I had to make a new acc after so long (long story but could never recover the other acc) we talked a few times long ago (you told me about Madoka Magica), just passing by saying hi!
I know, that's why so many people jumped from the Gale boat to Peeta's. If you saw the film you'll notice that he only really gets dialogue for the first half hour, and is then reduced to duckfacing at the TV whenever Catnip and Peeta kiss.
God ULTIMO is awful. Take every manga cliche, put it into one series, and there you go. I personally blame Stan Lee. Comic Books have to be very unoriginal to appeal to the mainstream, but the same mentality does not apply to manga. All shonen manga needs is an unoriginal theme - get strong and beat the bad guys - and you can do whatever the hell you want with the plot (see Yu-Gi-Oh and Bakuman).
I'm going to assume you read book one and quit. In book two, one chapter in, our cute little good guy Ultimo goes bat sh*t insane. By book four, the plot gets very in depth and interesting. It's not a 'get strong and beat the bad guys' manga it's a 'stop the fight from ever happening' manga.