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Otori Takeo

Otherwise known as 'the Otori' or 'Lord Takeo', this character is the hero of the Tales of the Otori Trilogy. He was once a member of the Hidden, a secretive cult inside the Three Countries, who is trained by the Tribe — the families of ninjas who all possess magical powers — and later uses his powers to destroy the Tribe and assume leadership of the entire Three Countries. His personal family politics and the plotting of his enemies makes up the majority of the plot as he tries to strike an uneasy balance between the two.

He is a pragmatic and a disciplined man in the prime of his life, perhaps in his early forties, who is quite capable of ordering an execution or suing for peace. He appears to ride these contradictions of ethics and morality easily, with anything being sacrificed, including his own family...

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