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There comes a time when all men must bear the weight of their responsibility.
~ Kido

Chief Inspector Takeshi Kido is the cold and calculating head of the Kempeitai stationed in San Francisco at the Nippon Building. He is tasked with maintaining order, driven by a strict code of honor directed by military directives. His every action is done in service to this mandate.

Biography

Early Life

During World War II, he fought in the battle at the Solomon Islands and as the war ended, he was one of the soldiers who helped liberate the Manzanar US concentration camp. He left his family in Koriyama City, Fukushima prefecture, and maybe his home town.

Season One

He is often portrayed together with Trade Minister Tagomi and his assistant Hiroyuki Yoshida. As a ranking officer of the Kempeitai, his primary duty is hunting down members of the Resistance. He apprehends and interrogates Frank about the whereabouts of Juliana Crain. He threatens to kill Frank's sister and her children to pressure Frank. When fake films are found Kido presumes Frank is innocent, but Frank's sister and her children were already killed.

After the assassination attempt on the Crown Prince, Kido is tasked with finding the perpetrator, pretending to believing it to be Frank. However, it is revealed by the leader of the Yakuza to be a Nazi plot to lure the Empire into a war between the two countries. Kido decides to commit seppuku and pretend his investigation was fruitless to save his Empire from destruction at the hands of the Germans. He is stopped, however.

Season Two

Kido investigates the assault on a Kempeitai guard post. He tries to find the woman who escaped the scene, which is Juliana Crain. However, she manages to elude him by seeking political asylum in the Greater Nazi Reich of New York City. He tries to get her back, but Odergruppenfuhrer John Smith protects her from this fate.

Back in the Japanese Pacific States, a explosion in the Kempeitai building inside of San Francisco almost kills Kido, but he survives. The explosion kills Kido's assistant, Hiroyuki Yoshida and it leaves him stunned. Trade Minister Tagomi was also present at the time of the explosion, however he was in a car safely away from the building. Kido is then promoted, as all other senior members in the Kempeitai building have died, including General Hidehisa Onoda.

Season Three

To be Added

Appearance & Personality

Kido is a middle-aged Japanese man, probably in his early forties. He is dedicated to his duties to the Japanese Empire and will stop at nothing to fulfill them. Although he is tough and very dedicated to his job, Kido also has a softer side of his personality which can see in the relationship between Kido and Gina throughout Season Two and Season Three.

Relationships

In Season Two, Episode Two "The Road Less Traveled", he states he has two children and a wife back in his origin country of Japan.

Appearances

Season One
"The New World"
TBA
"Sunrise"
TBA
"The Illustrated Woman"
TBA
"Revelations"
TBA
"The New Normal"
TBA
"Three Monkeys"
TBA
"Truth"
TBA
"End of the World"
TBA
"Kindness"
TBA
"A Way Out"
TBA
Season Two
"The Tiger's Cave"
TBA
"The Road Less Traveled"
TBA
"Travelers"
TBA
"Escalation"
TBA
"Duck and Cover"
TBA
"Kintsugi"
TBA
"Land O' Smiles"
TBA
"Loose Lips"
TBA
"Detonation"
TBA
"Fallout"
TBA
Season Three
"Now More Than Ever ..."
Appears
"Imagine Manchuria"
Appears
"Sensô Kôi"
Appears
"Sabra"
Appears
"The New Colossus"
Absent
"History Ends"
Appears
"Excess Animus"
Appears
"Kasumi ..."
Appears
"Baku"
Appears
"Jahr Null"
Appears

Quotes

"There comes a time when all men must bear the weight of their responsibility." - Season 1: A Way Out

"We are all subject to rules, Miss Crain, and if we fail to live by them, the consequences are severe." - Season 1: The New Normal

Gallery

Notes & Trivia

To be Added

References