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|Darsteller||David Anders, Darryl Chan, Masi Oka|
|Erster Auftritt||Vier Monate später...|
|Superkräfte||Schnelle Zellregeneration |
(als Adam Monroe),
|Voller Name||Takezō Kensei / Takezō Kensai|
|Alias||Adam Monroe, |
Im Naturkundemuseum beginnt Hiro seine Suche nach dem Schwert, das Takezo Kensei (Takezō Kensei) gehörte, einem Schwertkämpfer, welcher ein großer japanischer Anführer war. Nach der Zeitreise ins Jahr 1671 trifft Hiro auf die Person, aus den Geschichten, mit denen er aufgewachsen ist.
Es gibt drei Menschen die Kensei darstellten:
- Adam Monroe,
- Kenseis Lockvogel, und
- Hiro Nakamura, whom Princess Yaeko states is the true Kensei for whom the stories would be told.
Im Naturkundemuseum betrachten Hiro und Ando eine Nachbildung von Takezo Kensei. Hiro erzählt Ando von dem Schwert, das Takezo benutzt hat. Er sagt, dass es seine Fähigkeiten vervielfachte und ihn zu einen Helden machte. Alle Leute fürchteten ihn.
Hiro gibt Kenseis Namen in den Computer in Lindermans Archiv ein, um das Schwert zu finden: Als der Kurator Hiro fragt, ob er weiß, wem das Schwert früher gehörte und er antwortet: Takezo Kensei. Er war ein großer Held.
Nachdem Hiro sich durch die Zeit ins feudale Japan [Raum-Zeit-Manipulation|teleportiert hat]], stellt sich ein falscher Kensei gegen eine größere Armee japanischer Soldaten, als sich eine Sonnenfinsternis zuträgt. Hiro hält die Zeit an und bringt den Mann, den er für Kensei hält, in Sicherheit. Der Mann ist erschrocken und offenbart, dass er nicht Kensei ist und rennt weg. Der echte Kensei erscheint und streitet sich mit Hiro. Es stellt sich heraus, dass er aus England ist und Hiro versucht, Kensei klar zu machen, dass er das Dorf Otsu. Doch er erkennt, dass das Dorf schon brennt. Die legendäre Tochter des Schwertschmiedes aus Otsu nimmt Kensei sein Schwert mit dem Argument weg, dass ihr Vater das Schwert als Bezahlung für die Verteidigung des Dorfes gemacht hat.
After resuming his position as town drunk, Kensei's armor, sword, and horse are "borrowed" by Hiro, who, after much pleading with Kensei to save Yaeko, decides to take up the task of being Kensei for himself. Hiro does indeed save Yaeko using his powers in the Kampf der zwölf Schwerter, and credits the rescue to Kensei, who agrees to team up with Hiro to fulfill his future image as a hero. However, Kensei takes two arrows in the shoulder and one in the chest from the band of thugs who threatened Yaeko earlier. Chest covered in blood, he dies. However, after Hiro removes one of the arrows from his chest, Hiro is shocked to see Kensei's wound heal right before his eyes.
After Kensei regenerates from his arrow wounds, he is shocked. He believes that Hiro has cursed him and exclaims, "Lazarus Risen!" Later, Hiro finds Kensei testing his powers by slicing his arm with a sword. Hiro then demonstrates his own powers by teleporting around a log. Kensei ponders upon the possibilities of his new found powers and that it will make him "richer than the Pope". Hiro, still wanting Kensei to follow the stories that were read to him as a child, teleports them both to Weißbart's versteckte Festung, insisting he fights past the neunzig zornige Ronin and claim the Feuerrolle. Kensei manages to complete this task and rejoins Hiro and Yaeko with the scroll. When Hiro tells Kensei he must leave, Kensei is somewhat saddened and wishes him well. Kensei then playfully showers Yaeko with cherry blossom petals before Hiro returns.
Kensei and Hiro (who looks like a small panda) discover the map scroll with information on the secret lair of White Beard being guarded by a small bear on a large rock. Believing the bear to be the der schwarze Bär von Sakashita, Kensei draws his sword and lunges at the animal, only to find a much larger bear behind the rock. The larger bear chases Kensei while Hiro plucks the scroll out of the paws of the smaller bear.
Ando brings the scrolls from Hiro to Tatsuya Atsumi, and after some work, Tatsuya puts it under a microscope to show the hidden characters. On the scroll, it tells Hiro's tale of helping Kensei. Kensei and Hiro run up to Yaeko with another fragment of the tapestry to find Whitebeard's camp and help find Yaeko's father. Ando reads more on the scrolls about Kensei's journey. Yaeko insists that she follows Kensei and Hiro into battle, and the three see how massive Whitebeard's army is. The story cuts off, and Ando cannot read the rest.
At nightfall, Kensei, Hiro, and Yaeko sneak into Weißbarts Lager and Kensei takes care of one of the guards. They enter the smoldering tent and find Yaeko's father, distraught that he showed Weißbart how to make guns. Kensei then hacks off Yaeko's father's ankle chains in return that he promises that he will destroy all of the guns. The four of them leave the tent and proceed away from Whitebeard's camp. On their leave, Yaeko gets shot at but Hiro teleports them away so she avoids getting hurt. Kensei goes to look for them, and finds them alone, kissing.
Later on, Hiro finds Kensei and is glad to see him. Kensei replies that he saw Hiro and Yaeko kissing and that he has been cut deeper than any wound could be. Hiro tells him that he will not interrupt their friendship and promises it was the first and last time that they will ever kiss. As Kensei appears to believe Hiro and continue his adventure, he knocks Hiro unconscious as Yaeko and her father are brought before him by Whitebeard's men. Whitebeard promises Kensei anything he wants for his help, and Kensei glances at Yaeko while he walks away.
Kensei sits by an intoxicated Hiro in Weißbart's camp. The Schwertschmied and his daughter are chained, and Kensei tells Yaeko that Whitebeard will give Kensei half of Japan and Yaeko as his princess for Hiro's captivity. After Hiro escapes, he battles Kensei inside Whitebeard's encampment while trying to destroy Whitebeard's guns. Kensei is knocked to the ground and Hiro vanishes just as the tent explodes. Later, Hiro finds a burned body next to Kensei's armor, and takes the armor with him. Hiro teleports to Yaeko, and tells her that Whitebeard's men have disbanded. Yaeko asks Hiro if he will stay with her, but Hiro tells her the last trial of Kensei was with the Drache vom Kiso-Gebirge, where Kensei and the princess are separated. Yaeko tells Hiro that all she knows about Kensei was from Hiro, and she will tell his tale for as long as she can speak.
Kenseis Lockvogel (as Kensei) possesses no abilities.
Yamagato Fellowship released Sword Saint, a five-part documentary about Takezo Kensei. According to the documentary, Kensei was a wild and savage man until he retrieved his sword from a field of ice. The sword disciplined Kensei. Later, he met and fell in love with a Prinzessin, who made Kensei swear to defend Japan against Weißbart's attacks. Kensei sought out the Drache vom Kiso-Gebirge to learn ancient sword skills. Now a "sword saint", Kensei singlehandedly defeated Weißbart in the Kampf der zwölf Schwerter, then set off on a series of adventures (which became known as The Trials of Takezo Kensei) in a quest to find Whitebeard's "Hidden Fortress". The first of these trials was the Trial of the Feuerrolle, in which Kensei overcame 90 cannibalistic ronin, attained Whitebeard's Fire Scroll, and was prepared to face his next to trials: climbing the frozen waterfall and finding the single crimson peony. Kensei then defeated the Black Bear, the Snake Women, and Whitebeard's entire army. Finally, Kensei faced Whitebeard himself, and took the warrior's life. Later, at the wedding of the princess and Kensei, the Dragon returned, looking to exact Kensei's beloved. Instead, Kensei surprised the Dragon by cutting out his own Herz and offering it instead. Exactly what happened next remains a mystery, though legend has it that Kensei may have been restored to life by the merciful Dragon. Some say that he and the princess grew rich, while others say they ran off with the Dragon.
Yamagato Fellowship also has a page about Takezo Kensei that reads:
- A wild savage turned master swordsman whose heroics helped unify Japan.
- Takezo found a sword frozen in the snow that helped him focus all his strength and courage. Some say this sword, and Takezo’s power, were a Godsend.
- With war threatening to fracture Japan, he went to Drache vom Kiso-Gebirge and asked him to teach him the secrets of the sword. The Dragon agreed to help in exchange for all of his love. Takezo loved a princess with all his heart but knew Japan would fall if he did not triumph, so he agreed. The Dragon taught him and he became Kensei (a sword saint).
- With his newfound knowledge, Kensei fought and won a great battle – thus saving his people. After the battle, the Dragon came to Kensei’s palace to collect on their deal. The Dragon demanded the life of the princess. Kensei refused and cut out his own heart, handed it to the dragon and said, "My love is in here. Take it." And then he died. When the Dragon saw what Kensei was willing to sacrifice for his people (and his love) he was so moved that he replaced Kensei’s heart and breathed fire-life back into the swordsman.
- The Takezo dynasty went on to rule Japan with valor and love for a hundred years.
"Takezo Kensei. My father used to tell me stories about him before bed. He was a wild savage with great power. All of Japan feared him. Until one day he found a sacred sword, frozen in the snow. From the moment Kensei held it, it focused all his strength. He said the sword let him control his power. And so he became a great leader. A hero."
"My love is in here. Take it."
"Being a hero never filled anyone's sack with salt and saffron. It's a waste of time."
"First you show me that I can be harmed by no weapon, and then you cut me deeper than any blade possibly could."
- The Naturkundemuseum lists the man's name as Kensei. When Hiro speaks about him, his name is spelled Kensai. Both are real, but rare, Japanese names.
- According to Michael Green, the fictional Takezo Kensei is based on various legends, including the real figure of Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645). He is believed to have been one of the most skilled swordsmen in history and is considered as the greatest samurai. Prior to adulthood was known simply as Shinmen Takezo. After his death, various legends began to appear. Most talk about his feats in kenjutsu and other martial arts, some describing how he was able to hurl men over 5 feet backwards, other about his speed and technique. Other legends tell of how Musashi killed giant lizards in Echizen, as well as Nues in various other prefectures. He gained the stature of Kensei, a "sword saint" for his mastery in swordsmanship. Some believed he could run at super-human speed, walk on air, water and even fly through the clouds. Musashi wrote Go Rin No Sho (The Book of Five Rings) in 1645. It is a treatise on sword fighting, martial arts, and military strategy.
- Zukunfts-Hiro sports a similar look to depictions of Takezo Kensei — both wear a "soul patch" and a ponytail.
Adam Monroe als Kensei.
Kenseis Lockvogel als Kensei.
Hiro Nakamura als Kensei.
Takezo Kensei auf einer Tapisserie gezeichnet im Naturkundemuseum.
...verteidigt die Prinzessin, die er liebt.
Bilder der Tapisserie hängen in Lindermans Archive.
...der einem Drachen gegenüberstand...
...und das größte Opfer zahlte.
Das Dokument Sword Saint dokumentiert die Taten von Takezo Kensei, einschließlich:
Die Probe der Feuerrolle.
Zerstörung der neunzig zornigen Ronin.
Bezwingen des schwarzen Bären.
Gegenüberstehen des Drachens...
- Miyamoto Musashi at Wikipedia
- Go Rin No Sho (The Book of Five Rings) by Miyamoto Musashi - as translated by Victor Harris (Full text online)
- Miyamoto Musashi at Samurai Archives - a brief biography, with references.
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