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Taizo Hori
Taizo Hori
Artwork from the Mr. Driller series

Creator(s)

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Origin

Dig Dug

Taizo Hori is Susumu Hori (Mr. Driller)'s father, and the main protagonist of the Dig Dug games. Taizo was once married to Toby Masuyo, the protagonist of Baraduke, but they became divorced for an unknown reason.

Taizo is the chairman of the Driller Council, and solved the Dig Dug incident of 1982. Taizo now likes to go travelling around the world, and is almost never home, which often makes Susumu, his son, sad. Taizo, also a glory-seeker, sometimes becomes jealous of Susumu's popularity, since he believes he is the best driller and won't waste a chance to brag about it. Taizo has been identified as not being very intelligent, as evidenced in one of his cutscenes for Mr. Driller: Drill Spirits, when he thought that money was food. He also has appered in Namco Vs. Capcom.

In M.U.G.E.N, Taizo Hori was made 4 times by BMC, Tetsuo99999(?) and Unknown.

Gameplay (BMC)

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Taizo plays similar to how he did in the game he appeared in. He cannot block and has a set number of "lives" so whenever he gets hit. He dies only to respawn. His default lives are set to 3. He also only has 2 moves, A jackhammer which causes various objects like random things, Pookas, rocks, rarely Fygars and VERY rarely Miru (from Pac & Pal) to fall from the sky and his trademark pump which is a 1 hit KO, thus making him a bit overpowered. A interesting trait is that whenever he respawns, he imitates several NES games. (And Altered Beast, a Sega Genesis game.) As his winposes indicate, he's a bit of a joke character.

Gameplay (Unknown)

This version of Taizo is a very small, and incomplete, character. He only has two attacks, which are the same thing. He also has KFM's K.O. cry.

Another version

Another version of Taizo was made, but he only appeared in one video, so he's offline. As the video shows, he's mostly a joke character, having the ability to summon moles and throw mushrooms. He might've been made by Tetsuo99999, as there is a dead link labeled Dig Dug on his site.

NXC's version

This version, like all other characters of NXC, is very incomplete. He doesn't have that many attacks and is missing sprites, and he also can summon his NES counterpart to do a parody of one of Jotaro's attacks. He might be a spriteswap of another character, as he becomes a discolored sprite in his losepose.

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