||A-1 Class Criminal.
||Amber with Red pupils
Phase with Matter
||"What a comical pair you two are."
is the best bad guy I think I've seen since Darth Vader. In the
OAV his ultimate goal was to absorb Tsunami and gain her power.
Using Washu's own invention the Soja he managed to capture her. He
also created gems for Soja similar to the ones owned my Ryoko. His
gems were more powerful but not nearly as compact. Using the Soja,
his gems, and Ryoko's gems he nearly managed to absorb Tsunami. If
he had that would make him the the most powerful in the universe.
But Tenchi stopped him by drawing on the power he has within him.
In the TV series he was Yosho's friend growing up. Their power
rivaled each other and Kagato was considered the greatest Jurain
swordsman. Kagato failed to control the Jurai power that he
possessed. This twisted him into an evil man who takes pleasure in
killing people. Because of this Yosho was forced to fight him.
After his defeat Kagato's name was erased from Jurain history.
Yosho then became the greatest Jurian swordsman. But the dark
power that made him protected him and brought him to it. It taught
him how to use the Black Jurain Arts. After his training was
complete her returned and ascended the Jurain throne claiming to
be the lost Yosho. Nobody challenged his claim to the throne
because his display of Jurain power was too powerful to be anyone
else's. He ordered the unjust capture of any who might oppose him.
He defeated Yosho and Tenchi took up the torch to defeat him.
Kagato is a genius scientist, like Washu. As a matter of fact
he was her student but using Washu's own ship and his own power he
imprisoned her. After the disappearance of Washu, Kagato took
credit for all the inventions that she created. He is somewhat of
a renaissance man and collects relics of the past, both for their
historic value and to unlock the secrets they hold.
Kagato is also associated with cold. When he appears, it begins
to snow, his clothes are that of cold tones, and even the auras of
things he creates such as his swords and laserblasts have a light
green color ot them. He delights in tormenting his ememies through
taunts and using his extensive vocabulary to belittle his enemies.
Kagato is perhaps one of the few people to understand how
Ryoko's gems work. Using the knoweledge he gained he created more
powerful versions of them which he installed on the Soja. The
power generated by gems was used to punch through Ryu-Oh's
lighthawk wings and destroy the ship.
Using his intelligence he has genetically altered himself to
gain powers. Most of his powers are similar to those wielded by
Ryoko. His powers are slightly different, usually increasing the
effectiveness. For instance, his Deflector Field is similar to
Ryoko's Force Field. What's the difference between the two? Well
when you shoot a energy blast at an force field it is absorbed by
the field. This absorbing of the energy somewhat damages the field
making it unstable. A deflector field redirects the energy around
the subject weakening the field little if any. Kagato can steal
memories from people my inserting one of his ghostly fingers into
their eye sockets. You can barely see it when he does it to Ayeka.
In the TV series his powers were that of a dark Jurain knight.
I don't think he had the powers listed above, but I'm not sure.
I like the way the English voice actor's name sounds like Elmer
Fudd giving a speech at someone's funeral. "I hope that
wabbit will Weston Peese". Say it out loud in your best Elmur
Fudd impwession. I really like the voice actor for Kagato, I think
he brings out the evil in the character.