|“||He's a prankster and a hot head, and just maybe the best fighter pilot in the Exo-fleet.||”|
BD-100 Ground Assault E-frame
|Toys||Kaz Takagi w/ ExoFighter|
Voiced by Michael Benyaer.
From the Kaz Takagi with ExoFighter toy
Kaz Takagi is the hotshot ExoFighter Space E-frame pilot assigned to Flight One: Able Squad. He may be the rookie member of the unit, but he's also a top gun, who more then pulls his weight in battle. He is young and hyper. Though occasionally insubordinate, he's always ready to learn from the more experienced member of the squad, like Wolf Bronski, who once saved Takagi's life in a sub-space battle over the Jupiter moons. Takagi also shares a special esprit de corps with Maggie Weston. His customized ExoFighter Space E-frame is equipped with a holographic system that is capable of creating a mirror Image of his Space E-frame, leaving the Neos confuses and open for attack. When not engaged in deep space battle with the Neos, Takagi provides sub-space aerial support to Able Squads's ground units.
Takagi is a Terran male of possibly Japanese descent and most likely in his early 20s. He wears unkempt long black hair which is partially covered by his blue bodysuit’s balaclava. His olive green vest which covers his chest sports orange tubing which may serve as padding; he also wears matching wrist guards and leg greaves.
Unlike his fellow Exotroopers, Takagi’s outfit has almost no pouches for survival equipment or personal weapons, save for two pockets on the front of his thighs.
Kaz Takagi was the second youngest member of the Able Squad. He has often been regarded as a rookie and a troublemaker, which is only half-true: he did cause a lot of trouble to his teammates, but never let them down in combat or otherwise. Kaz's E-frame, a CR-001 Exofighter, was the only one in the squad that was incapable of ground combat, therefore he usually stayed in the air to provide aerial support and to scout the surroundings. A brilliant space pilot, Kaz Takagi deeply respected all fellow Able Squad members and especially regarded Wolf Bronski as his mentor and his closest friend. He devoped a strong friendship and competitive rivalry with fellow Exofleet pilot Yuri Stavrogan, though Marsh disproved of the friendship as he felt that Yuri encouraged Kaz's reckless behavior. Takagi cited his father's negative attitude towards him as being one of the prime factors that drove him to be the exceptional pilot that he became. After the end of the war, Marsh sent him to the Exofleet Academy. As J.T. put it, "If [Kaz] can't follow orders, [he] might as well learn to give them."