Takeda is a great scientist, who worked for years with "The Cold", designing and implementing a variety of equipment, from refrigerators to air conditioners, and also with the cryosurgical science. Takeda created Coldness, a powerful machine, able to freeze anything and able to achieve just three degrees away from absolute zero (or -273.15 degrees Celsius).
His daughter Mariko, a genius scientist like him, discovered that there is another world, one which vibrates with a speed so high that it is impossible to reach using normal means, and she, tried to explore it. In one of her experiments she nearly lost her life. Following this Takeda put her body in a strange chamber full of liquid, attached to numerous tubes. Whilst he sought a way to bring her back to life, he simultaneously attempted to get his revenge on everything that's magic on Earth.
Later, he managed, with the help of Mariko's lover form the Fast World, Liam, to send the Guardians, along with Will's infant but magical younger half-brother, William, to the Fast World, but Shinobu unexpectedly showed up, and revealed that she knew about everything and injected herself with the special fluid that Takeda made to help Liam vibrate slower to remain on Earth for longer periods. This forced Takeda to reopen the door to the Fast World in order to send Shinobu there to recover from the fluid's effects, proving that he really cares about his younger daughter, but one of the security robots malfunctioned because of the ice and frozen him in a block of ice.
After W.I.T.C.H. defeated the White Queen, he was released by Shinobu and a returned Mariko. Hearing Shinobu's accusations that none of the proceeding events would happen if he hadn't taken the actions he did, Takeda's coldness broke and, with tears of joy in his eyes, he, finally admitted that he did all of that only because of the love he bears his daughters. As a result, Mariko and Shinobu forgave their father, understanding that his cold heart was actually full of warm paternal love.
- Issue 087: Cold Magic (first appearance)
- Issue 088: Who Among You?
- Issue 090: Heart Skips a Beat
- Issue 091: So Much More
- Issue 092: No Longer Alone
- Issue 093: It Comes From Far Away
- Issue 094: The Settlement
- Issue 096: Here On The Heart
- Professor Takeda's actions, personality and affiliation with Cryogenics, are very similar to DC Supervillain and Batman adversary Mr. Freeze who, like Takeda, was trying to revive an incapacitated relative by keeping them in suspended animation.
|Arc 8: Teach 2b W.I.T.C.H.|
|Heroes:||W.I.T.C.H. (Guardians) · Yan Lin · Kandor · Matt Olsen · William Collins · Mariko Takeda · Shinobu Takeda|
|Villains:||Foreman Takeda · Liam · The White Queen|
|Items:||Heart of Kandrakar · Aurameres · Last portal|
|Planets:||Earth · Kandrakar · Fast World|
|Issues:||087 · 088 · 089 · 090 · 091 · 092 · 093 · 094 · 095 · 096 · 097 · 098 · 099|