Takeo Shiroishi

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Takeo Shiroishi
Takeo Shiroishi
Species Human
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Scientist
First appearance Guyferd Episode 1: "The Birth of Guyferd!"
Played by Shoichiro Akaboshi

Takeo Shiroishi (城石丈雄,   Shiroishi Takeo) is a scientist character created by Toho who first appeared in episode 1 of the the 1996 tokusatsu series, Guyferd titled "The Birth of Guyferd!". He began working with Fallah and the Crown organization with hopes of using it to revolutionize the world of medicine.



"The Birth of Guyferd!"

After an experiment with the Fallah virus went horribly wrong, Professor Shiroishi accidentally turned his assistant Kihara into a monster. He tried to contain her in the lab and called for an evacuation. While trying to explain the situation to his superiors, Kihara burst down the door and attacked Shiroishi, demanding to know why he had tried to lock her up. However, a group of three Guyborgs came to dispatch her. She overpowered them, but then dropped dead. No longer wanting any part in the whole organization, Shiroishi began burning all of his research. He was quickly approached by Mr. Bikross, the facility's owner who refused to let him quit and subtly informed him that the purpose of his research had been for military purposes, much to Shiroishi's anger. Professor Shiroishi was then introduced to his replacement as head of the project, Megumi Shion who revealed that they had already made copies of his work, and was taken away by the two surviving Guyborgs from earlier.

After unknown time spent as a prisoner, Shiroishi knew that his predictions for continued research into Fallah had come true when the facility entered lockdown and alarms began to sound. However, in the confusion, his cell door came unlocked and he was able to escape. While in the forest surrounding the facility, he came upon Go Kazama, who was escaping from the Guyborg program, and told him about Fallah and how it affected people as they watched the Mutian Jerks fight off three Guyborgs. They were quickly defeated, and Go refused to fight the monster. Unwilling to let it go free, Shiroishi charged and seized the Guyborg's fallen machine gun and shot at Jerks, only for Go to defend him from Jerks' might. Shiroishi tried again, but was quickly incapacitated. He awoke shortly before the fight ended, and witnessed Go undergo a mysterious transformation, which his expertise with Fallah taught him meant that he had reached the rare "Guyferd" state of Fallah symbiosis, which allowed him to defeat Jerks. He turned back after the fight, and Shiroishi helped him walk away from the burning fortress.

"In Peril! Go"

He watched over the sleeping Go for three days before he finally awoke. He explained to the young fighter about Fallah, and theorized that he became infected by it somewhere in the Crown facility and due to his modified Guyborg body, he had somehow influenced the Fallah to become symbiotic with him, avoiding the mutations seen in Mutians. He explained that his original intention was to study Fallah for its medicinal applications, but with Crown's dedication to using it for military purposes, he proclaimed that only the Guyferd, a being perfectly integrated with Fallah could stop them. He and Go then went to Jerks' old dojo where they found Rei Kujo searching the place for clues just before she ran off to find Masato. Her little brother Yu Kujo offered him a business card upon introducing himself, a traditional greeting among Japanese businessmen, not realizing that it had information that allowed Go to recognize the kids were walking into a trap. They arrived at an abandoned building to see the Mutian Doggross attacking them, and Go leapt into action, but to Shiroishi's surprise refused to transform into Guyferd.

Yu and Rei then set Go and Shiroishi up in Masato's old apartment, taking over the payments using their family's vast fortune. While searching Masato's room for clues, Go downed a Crown Command Satellite, and they drove after the kids by tracking the energy signatures the drones put out. When Shiroishi arrived, he found Rei and Yu hiding while Go fought Doggross. He was initially confused about why Go had not transformed, but remembered his desire to keep his cyborg transformation a secret and ushered the kids away, allowing him to defeat the Mutian before collapsing. Shiroishi and the kids woke him up and took him home, where Takeo acknowledged Go's fear of becoming inhuman, but reassured him that his heart was what kept him human, not his body.



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