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Professor Foreman Takeda is a fictional character that appears in the W.I.T.C.H. comics. He's the primary villain of Arc 8: Teach 2b W.I.T.C.H.


Professor Foreman Takeda

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).[1]

Mariko is in a cryo-stasis unit within her father's laboratory.

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.[2] 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.[1]

Takeda has another daughter called Shinobu, but he cares little about her, which made Shinobu believe she meant nothing to her father.[1]

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.[3]

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.[4]



  • 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.