Takeda Takahashi
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Takeda lived a normal life in Thailand with his mother, Suchin, despite his father (Kenshi) not knowing of his existence until he was a child. After his mother was killed by the Red Dragon, he was entrusted to Hanzo when his father left to avenge her death. Although he is taught the ways of a warrior, Takeda originally had a timid nature and didn't take fighting seriously. However, after the newest iteration of the Shirai Ryu are eradicated, he becomes more serious and follows his sensei on their quest to avenge their fallen kin.

Takeda is shown to take his battles seriously, but does make wise cracks during so. He expresses great loyality to the Shirai Ryu, as he continues to wear a yellow headband to show his connection to the clan and will fight anyone who are enemies of it. Despite not trusting Hanzo at first because he was a wraith, Takeda becomes immensely loyal to his sensei over the years and sees Hanzo as a father-figure. While Kenshi is his father, Takeda doesn't trust him and prefers not to speak about him.


Mortal Kombat X

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Mortal Kombat 1

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Page Updated:  Aug. 29th, 2020

At first glance, Takeda's visual design is something seen before many times (Metal Gear Raiden anyone?). We'll let that pass, because Takeda still looks pretty cool and is a unique design for Mortal Kombat. His "bladed whip" weapons are even more original for the series, which extend out of his arms (Omega Red style). His fighting style is definitely unique and refreshing for the series. So what do you do when you finally have a fresh design? Don't put him in the sequel (MK11), of course. Why on Earth would you do something that when you could just put more guest characters into the game to get attention and make more money? -___- lol.

All of Takeda's Variations have badass, ultra-stylish moves. In my opinion, he's one of the least bullshit MK characters in a long time and actually has a decent fighting style with good-looking martial arts. Unfortunately, his personality is a unfittingly "squirrelly" and dull in the MKX story mode, but he makes up for it in his fighting style. Such a poor choice not to include him in MK11.

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