Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Takeda (武田) was the main enemy of Shogun Tokugawa during the Ancient Japan Arc of Mesozoic Meltdown (ep. 63-66), based on his real world counterpart. He is voiced by Sean Schemmel.

Character Design[]

Takeda's appearance is largely based on his real world counterpart, Takeda Shingen, including his distinctive horned dragon headdress.


As shown, Takeda is a rival warlord to Shogun Tokugawa, intent on taking control of his lands for his own ends. With little screen time, his attitude has little nuance beyond this, though he expects his soldiers not to be afraid of monsters like dinosaurs.


Mesozoic Meltdown[]

Before the events of Two Shoguns are Better than One in 1572, he sent the Kunoichi (female ninjas) after Tokugawa so that they could learn the location of the Half-Moon Stone, which was later found to be the White Cosmos Stone. During Dinosaurs, Ninjas and Bears! Oh My!, his army confronted Tokugawa's forces (who were being led by Dr. Drake in place of the Shogun). Though his army chased their enemies off the battlefield and to their own fortress gate in There's No Business Like Shogun Business (where they stopped in suspicion of the open gate left for them), they retreated when they heard the news: after Shear and the Kunoichi had retrieved the Cosmos Stone, Takeda had foolishly picked it up in his bare hand, and suffered terrible (and unspecified) consequences as a result.


  • He was one of two characters to touch a Cosmos Stone with their bare hand. The other was Spartacus with the Yellow Cosmos Stone, though he was somehow immune to its negative effects and was able to use its power in battle. It's likely possible that only the purest of heart can touch a Cosmos Stone, though this condition is never stated.
  • Of note, the real Takeda Shingen died in 1573 (under unknown circumstances), about one year after this story arc was set. One suggestion for his death was pneumonia, a lung infection which the Cosmos Stone's effect may have been intended to resemble.



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