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Koji Kanemoto, the third Tiger Mask Japanese wrestler

Tiger Mask

Koji Kanemoto


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

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Background

  • Real Name: Koji Kanemoto
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Ally of Shinjiro Ohtani and Tatsuhito Takaiwa
  • Base Of Operations: Tōkyō, Japan
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Koji Kanemoto is an exceptional martial artist, using a style heavy in strong kicks. He wears kick pads that produce a short burst of energy upon impact, making his kicks even more devastating.


History

Koji Kanemoto was an ill-tempered karate student who decided to try his hand at theft. When Toshiaki Kawada unmasked the second Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa), Kanemoto saw an opportunity. He took the identity of Tiger Mask and used the popularity of the identity to deflect suspicion while he ran a robbery and extortion operation. He was defeated at the hands of Jushin Thunder Liger and El Samurai, unmasked, and arrested.

When he was released on parole, he found that there was already a Tiger Mask IV. Under his own name, he formed a gang with “The Bitchmaster” Shinjiro Ohtani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, and Yoshihiro Tajiri. The three ruled the Ginza Strip for several months before Liger and Samurai again brought them down.

The only member of the gang to escape was their “assistant”, a young gang member named Yoshihiro Tajiri. Tajiri left Japan and fled to the United States, where he began a solo career far more successful than his former gang mates, modeling himself after The Great Muta.

Kanemoto is currently in prison, along with Ohtani and Takaiwa.


Description

See picture.


Personality

Kanemoto is a greedy, self-centered punk. He is nasty and vindictive, never above either taunting or gloating.


DC Universe History

Kanemoto falls into the “everybody can always use another non-powered hoodlum” rule. He would make an ideal Nightwing opponent.


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Koji Kanemoto

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 019 HP: 035

Skills:
Acrobatics: 07, Charisma: 04, Martial Artist: 07, Military Science: 06

Advantages:
Lightning Reflexes

Connections:
Shinjiro Ohtani (high), Tatsuhito Takaiwa (high)

Drawbacks:
Minor Rage, Public Identity

Equipment:
SHIN GUARDS [BODY 08, Energy Blast (no range): 11]

By Andrew Lee

Source of Character: Professional Wrestling

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