|“||I'm fine with being a beast, I neither want nor need anything to protect.||„|
Shinsuke Takasugi (高杉 晋助, Takasugi Shinsuke) is the leader of the Kiheitai, an extremist group which he resurrected from the Joui Wars. The Kiheitai is a Joui faction bent on causing world destruction. He's one of the main characters who were originally meant to be a main antagonist of the series due to his first appearance.
Powers and Stats
Name: Shinsuke Takasugi
Age: 20+ years old
Classification: Human, Samurai, Terrorist
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Highly Skilled Swordsman, Highly skilled in combat (fought in previus Jouishi war), Very High Stamina, Coordination, Adaptability in combat, Tactical Analytical skills, Pain-tolerance
Speed: At least Hypersonic+ (Can keep up with Gintoki)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: City Class (Fought against Gintoki and gave him a serious injury)
Durability: City level (Can withstand several attacks from Gintoki)
Range: Extended melee range with his Katana.
Standard Equipment: His Katana (a shikomizue) and a pipe
Intelligence: Tactical genius in combat
Weaknesses: The memories of his sensei Shouyou Yoshida
- Master Swordsmanship: He's an excellent swordsman, being a perfect equal to Gin despite the other's own capabilities and skill. Although he usually strays from battling, he can take on armies by himself and can win battles without wounds.
Charisma: Most of Takasugi's subordinates, including his closest, seem to have been won over by Takasugi's words, not actions. He recruited most of his men by finding those with similar ideas to him and brought up his goal of destruction to them, promising to assist if they desired the same. Despite how outlandish the goal is, there is not a single person who doubts his power.