Professor Foreman Takeda is a fictional character that appears in the comic series W.I.T.C.H. He's the primary villain of the Eighth Arc, Teach 2b Witch.
Chronology: Comic BookProfessor Takeda first appeared in Issue 87.
In appearance, he's a great scientist, who was working 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).In reality, the life of the genius is intricate and very sad: his daughter Mariko, a genuis scientist like him, discovered that there are other worlds, worlds which vibrate with a speed so high that it is impossible to reach using normal means, and she therefore tried to explore them. 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 seeks a way to bring her back to life he simultaneously attempts to get his revenge on everything that's magic on Earth.
Takeda has another daugther called Shinobu, but he cares little about her, making Shinobu believe she meant nothing to her father.
Sometime later he managed, with the help of Mariko's lover form the Fast World, Liam, to send the Guardians, along with Will's magical little brother, William, to the Fast World, but Shinobu unexpectly shows up, revealing that she knows about everything and injects herself with the special fluid that Takeda made to help Liam vibrate slower to remain on Earth for longer periods. This forces Takeda to reopen the door to the Fast World in order to send Shinobu there to recovered from the fluid 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 the 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 breaks and, with tears of joy in his eyes, he, finally admits that he did all of that only because of the love he bears his daughters. As a result Mariko and Shinobu forgive their father, understanding that his cold heart was actually full of warm paternal love.
- 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 Witch|
|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 · The Portal|
|Planets:||Earth · Kandrakar · The Fast World|
|Issues:||087 · 088 · 089 · 090 · 091 · 092 · 093 · 094 · 095 · 096 · 097 · 098 · 099|