Taro the Oni is one of the soldiers that serves The Thundering Armada, and may be considered its strongest in terms of physical strength.
An imposing, hulking oni who stands a little over seven feet tall, Taro has a massive pair of ox-like horns extending from his head, as well as a smaller horn in the center of his forehead, small, pointed ears, and large, sharp teeth jutting from his mouth, with a few curling outwards slightly like tusks; his lower jaw is quite pronounced, while his facial structure overall resembles that of a bull. He also has no tail.
His fur is mostly Upsdell red in color, with a tuscan muzzle and chest, while his horns are dark liver in color. His hair, which is long and wild, is pure white in color, and his eyes are citrine in color. He has a beard and fairly bushy eyebrows as well, both of which are white in color.
His outfit consists of iron pauldrons, iron vambraces, baggy pants, and steel-toed boots, as well as one earring in his left ear. He also has a few bands and beads in his long, shaggy mane.
As an oni, Taro is possessed of terrifying physical strength, being able to lift a tank well over his head and throw it, too; he's also difficult to throw off his feet due to his high weight. His sheer physical strength is backed up by an incredible level of durability and stamina, able to weather an incredible assault before falling in combat, while his deceptively thick skin is very hard to cut or pierce; in fact, conventional weapons often do little to faze him. He also wields a kanabo in combat, a huge and heavy wooden club studded with iron spikes.
Taro has no specific resistances to any Elements or energy-types, although he is highly resistant to disease.
Despite his sheer strength and durability, Taro is pitifully slow, with very poor reflexes; this makes him very easy to hit with attacks. Having no access to ranged attacks puts him at a huge disadvantage against ranged opponents, as they can wear him down with little fear of counterattack. He also cannot swim.
Friends and Foes
Boisterous and crude, Taro seems to relish the idea of combat, gleefully mowing down anyone who would try and stand in the way of the Armada.