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    FIRE PROWRESTLING D CHARACTER GUIDE: NOBUHIKO TAKADA
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    by GokuKenshiro (supercrazyninja@aol.com)
    
    note: If you e-mail me, please write "FPWD" and the 
    wrestler's name on the subject. I also accept any
    other strategies.
    
    Original Character Guide Format by Bill Wood
    
    Version 1.0
    
    
    Fire ProWrestling D (c) 2001 Spike/VAiLL
    
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    =TABLE OF CONTENTS=
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    SECTION 1: HISTORY OF NOBUHIKO TAKADA
    SECTION 2: SKILL AND PARAMETER STATS
    SECTION 3: MOVELIST
    SECTION 4: RE-EDITING
    SECTION 5: STRATEGY
    SECTION 6: CLOSING
    
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    ====SECTION 1: HISTORY OF NOBUHIKO TAKADA
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    "New Japan, UWF, UWFi, Kingdom, PRIDE, Hustle...."
    
    Nobuhiko Takada always wanted to be a pro-wrestler
    like his idol Antonio Inoki. He finally got the chance
    at the age of 19, as he started out in New Japan Pro
    Wrestling as a junior heavyweight. In 1983, Akira Maeda
    created UWF, a promotion that was based on a stiff form
    of wrestling, but with worked results. Takada joined, 
    and he soon became one of the promotion's top wrestlers.
    
    When UWF closed its doors, Takada created UWFi in 1991.Takada 
    quickly became a popular cultural icon with his fighting spirit 
    and his promotion became quite popular. Takada would often 
    battle against strong wrestlers like Gary Albright and Super Vader
    (whose arm was severly damaged by Takada), interchanging belts 
    along the way. His promotion became so popular, UWFi fought against 
    New Japan for a while. During this time, Takada won the IWGP 
    Heavyweight Title against Keiji Mutoh, but later lost it against 
    Shinya Hashimoto. 
    
    After the promotion closed, Takada was called by Dream Stage Entertainment in 
    order to help their new promotion, PRIDE. Soon, Takada would fight against 
    fighters like Rickson Gracie, Mark Kerr, Igor Vovchanchyn, Alexander
    Otsuka, and Mark Coleman. With his help, PRIDE gained a large audience. 
    
    At 40 years of age and 21 years of wrestling, Takada finally called 
    it quits. He retired against former UWFi worker Kiyoshi Tamura on
    November 24, 2002. He now works at his Dojo and is PRIDE's 
    spokesperson. He also acts in a villian role in the Hustle shows, 
    along with his Takada Army. 
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    ==SECTION 2: SKILL AND PARAMETER STATS==
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    SKILL
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    Real Name...................Nobuhiko Takada
    FPD Name................................N/A*
    Promotion..............PRIDE or Takada Dojo**
    FPD Promotion.....................Freelance
    Size.................................Medium
    Class.................................Heavy
    Height...............................184 cm
    Weight................................98 kg
    Country...............................Japan
    Birthdate.........................4.12.1962
    Stance.............................Shooting
    Offensive Skill.....................Shooter
    Return Skill........................Shooter
    Critical Type......................Striking 
    Special Skill..................Quick Return
    Recovery.............................Medium 
    Recovery (when bleeding)...............Slow
    Respiratory..........................Medium
    Respiratory (when bleeding)...........Below
    Awareness............................Medium
    Awareness (when bleeding)............Medium
    Neck Strength........................Medium
    Arm Strength.........................Medium
    Waist Strength..........................Low
    Foot Strength...........................Low
    Movement Speed.......................Medium
    Ascend Speed...........................Slow
    Ascend Skill.............................No
    
    *Available on a future update 
    **He's currently retired, but he works for many DSE events,
    such as PRIDE and Hustle. He also works in his dojo.
    
    PARAMETER - OFFENSE     PARAMETER - DEFENSE
    -------------------     -------------------
    Punch.............6     Punch.............6  
    Kick..............8     Kick..............7  
    Suplex............6     Suplex............4  
    Submission........7     Submission........7  
    Stretch...........6     Stretch...........6  
    Power.............4     Flying............4  
    Instant-P.........7     Crush.............3  
    Arm Power.........4     vs Lariat.........3  
    Technical.........7     Technical.........6  
    Rough.............2     Rough.............5  
    Ground............6     Ground............5 
    
    
    TOTAL SKILL POINTS (on a scale from 0-300): 173
    
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    ==SECTION 3: MOVELIST==
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    Note: I don't own the official guidebook, so I used the movelist in the
    FAQS section and my dictionary.
    
    Specialty moves are marked with [S]. Finisher is marked with [F].
    CRITICAL! moves are marked with [C].
    
    STRIKES
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    Standing (X)..........................................LOW KICK [S]
    Standing (A)..........................................Mid Kick
    Standing (B) + d-pad.................................HIGH KICK [S]
    Standing (B)..........................................Solebutt
    Standing (X) + (A)...........................Double Leg Tackle
    Running (X)..................................Double Leg Tackle
    Running (A)........................................Back Switch
    Running Counter (X)...................................Solebutt
    Running Counter (A)................................Waki Gatame
    Running to corner.........................................none
    
    GRAPPLES
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    Grapple (X)......................................Forceful Knee
    Grapple (X) + Up................................Face Knee Lift
    Grapple (X) + Left/Right.........................Judo Takedown
    Grapple (X) + Down..................................Neck Throw
    Grapple (A).........................Machine Gun Face Knee Lift
    Grapple (A) + Up.....................................Hip Throw
    Grapple (A) + Left/Right.......................Body Punch Rush
    Grapple (A) + Down..............................Watermill Drop 
    Grapple (B)....................................Front Neck Lock
    Grapple (B) + Up.........................HIGH KICK COMBINATION [S][C]
    Grapple (B) + Left/Right......................Twisted Backdrop
    Grapple (B) + Down.........................Back Spin Kick Rush
    Grapple (X) + (A).........................Front Neck Chanchery
    Back Grapple (X)......................................Mid Kick
    Back Grapple (A)...............................Enzui High Kick
    Back Grapple (B).........................Dou-Jimi Sleeper Hold 
    Back Grapple (B) + Up/Down....................Twisted Backdrop
    Back Grapple (B) + Left/Right...............German Suplex Whip
    Back Grapple (X) + (A)......................Dragon Suplex Whip
    Back Grapple Counter (X)............................Elbow Patt
    Back Grapple Counter (A)..............................Ipponzei
    
    OPPONENT DOWN MOVES
    -------------------
    Opponent Face Up at Head (A)..............Chicken Wing Armlock
    Opponent Face Up at Feet (A)...................Cross Knee Hold
    Opponent Face Down at Head (A)..................CROSS ARM HOLD [F]
    Opponent Face Down at Feet (A)............Achilles Tendon Hold
    Opponent Face Up at Head (B)....................Mount Position
    Opponent Face Down at Feet (B)............Achilles Tendon Hold
    Opponent Face Up at Head (B).............Step Over Arm Breaker
    Opponent Face Down at Feet (B).............Back Mount Position
    Running at Downed Opponent (B)............................none
    
    MOUNT MOVES
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    Mount Position (X).................................Mount Punch [C]
    Mount Position (A)..............................Cross Arm Hold
    Mount Position (B)...................................Heel Hold
    Mount Position Counter..........................Cross Arm Hold
    Front Facelock Attack (X)...........................Face Punch [C]
    Front Facelock Attack (A)......................Front Neck Lock
    Front Facelock Attack (B)..........................Back Switch
    Front Facelock Attack Counter...................Watermill Drop
    Back Mount Position (X).......................Back Mount Punch [C]
    Back Mount Position (A)..........................Choke Sleeper
    Back Mount Position (B).........................Cross Arm Hold
    Back Mount Position Counter.......................Under Escape
    
    POST AND APRON MOVES
    --------------------
    Post (X)..................................................none
    Post (A)..................................................none
    Post (B)..................................................none
    Post (X) + (A)............................................none
    Run-Up Post vs Standing (X)...............................none
    Run-Up Post vs Downed (A).................................none
    Corner Grapple (B) + Up..................Kushi-zashi Knee Lift
    Corner Grapple (B) + Left/Right...........Kushi-zashi Stomping
    Corner Grapple (B) + Down................Kushi-zashi Body Blow
    Apron Grapple from inside.................................Hook
    Apron Grapple from outside................................Hook
    Front Avalanche Counter.................................Shouda
    Back Avalanche Counter..........................Backhand Elbow
    Running to out of bounds..................................none
    Slingshot to outside......................................none
    Slingshot to inside.......................................none
    
    
    DOUBLE AND TRIPLE TEAM MOVES
    ----------------------------
    Two Platon Front Grapple........................W. Brainbuster
    Two Platon Back Grapple............................W.Back Drop
    Two Platon Corner.........................High Jack Piledriver
    Three Platon Front Grapple..................Triple Hammer Blow
    Three Platon Back Grapple...................Triple Hammer Blow
    Three Platon Corner.........................Triple Hammer Blow
    
    PERFORMANCE
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    Analog Stick Left...................Wrist Check and Arm Raised
    Analog Stick Right............................Both Arms Raised
    Analog Stick Up.........................One Finger Pointing up
    Analog Stick Down..........................Both Arms Guts Pose
    
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    =SECTION 4: RE-EDITING=
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    Injustice!!
    
    IMO, Compared to other MMA/Wrestling types in the game, Takada
    has low stats, not counting his Parameter rating. (Compared to
    Sakuraba or Maeda) The game depicts Takada after his prime 
    (in PRIDE) He needs to be re-edited a bit, so he can be more 
    ike his UWFi days or at least up to Maeda's standards. (He beat 
    Maeda twice) 
    
    Stick with either the 2nd or 4th Costume (4th is better)
    
    DEFENSE:
    Recovery (Bloody)  - Medium
    Breathing - Above
    Breathing (Bloody) - Medium
    Suplex - Up 3 
    Rough - Up 3
    Ground - Up 3
    
    OFFENSE:
    Kick - Up 1
    Stretch - Up 1
    
    If you want, you can also change his Critical Type to Submission or
    Finisher instead of Striking.
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    ==SECTION 5: STRATEGY==
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    GENERAL STRATEGY
    Takada is an MMA fighter, so you need to perfect your mount timing 
    as well as your defense. Takada can either be played as a Striker 
    or as a sumbmission fighter. If you would like to go for an easier 
    time, use him as a Striker. His attacks will be able to Critical 
    the opponent, plus Takada is known for his dangerous high kicks. 
    On the other hand, Takada can focus on seperate body parts as a 
    submission fighter and another plus would be that his finisher is 
    a submission move. Combine both styles for strategic destruction of 
    a body part.
    
    In MMA fights, Takada has preferred to stand-up fighting over ground 
    attacks. He has more control that way in this game as well. However, 
    the mount attacks produce more Criticals.
    
    Strangely, Takada has low Rough and Ground ratings, so be careful 
    during shoot fights. Also, Takada has the same weaknesses like 
    other MMA fighters, so be cautious of pro-wrestlers like Luchadores 
    and Lariat-heavy fighters.
    
    Be aware that if Takada gets a lot of damage, his Quick return special 
    will kick in, enabling him to get up faster from big attacks. Keep on 
    using special moves and taunts to raise your spiritual level in order to 
    attain this special.
    
    
    STRIKES
    His 'Critical; type is Striking, so this should be a main area of
    interest. Takada's normal kicks can target three areas:
    
    LOW KICK [S] - Legs
    MID KICK/SOLEBUTT - Body
    HIGH KICK [S] - Head/Face
    Remember this while fightin in order to damage certain body parts at 
    first.
    
    Some of his Standing stikes can Critical, but there is a higher chance 
    while on Mount posistion, so if your going for a quicker finish, try 
    mount attacks. 
    
    Overall, his Standing and Mount strikes are both effective towards 
    weakening the opponent.
    
    
    GRAPPLES
    Takada's Submission rating is a 7, so he's fair in this department.
    His attacks can either weaken the head or legs. Choose which one 
    to finish off for an easier time. Takada's finisher in the Cross 
    Arm Hold, so try to weaken the arms of your opponent for most of 
    the fight to finish them off. His Grapple (A) moves are great to 
    use as they land more damage to specific body parts. 
    
    Along with the submissions, Takada's suplexes should be used a 
    lot for tiring opponents and for head damage.
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    ==SECTION 6: CLOSING==
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    In closing, I'd like to give thanks to:
    
    * GameFAQS.com for hosting this FAQ and for everything 
    they have done over the years.
    
    * Neoseeker.com for hosting as well.
    
    * www.gswf.org for Skill and Parameter stats.
    
    * Bill Wood for creating the official format for the FPW FAQs.
    
    * IceMaster's and Kilroys' movelist which helped me when I had trouble
    translating.
    
    * http://www.puroresufan.com for their bio on Takada.
    
    * http://www.shootangle.com/tabe/ for information on Takada.
    
    * Puroresu Power for information on PRIDE and Hustle.
    
    And I promise that there are few to no errors on this FAQ.
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    Copyright 2004 Carlos Osegueda
    

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