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Wataru Shijima (四十万 ワタル, Shijima Wataru) is a Makai Knight featured in Makai Flash Knight; he's Baron the Thunder Knight and one of Kouga Saejima's former teachers on his path to knighthood.

Personality[]

Wataru Shijima is a Makai Knight serving the Senate and in charge of training the young Makai Knights-to-be, Wataru gains infamy for his draconian methods. He considers the bloodline of a student's Makai Knight family to be of no importance, unless the person-in-question has the strength to protect others, and that one should try his or her best even though chances might be slim. Wataru happened to have Kouga under his tutelage while a boy, playing a vital role in helping to foster the youth into who he is now. Sent on a mission to find the red-masked man, Wataru is ambushed by the villain as he marks him with the Seal of Destruction, causing his inner darkness to awaken. Being almost completely taken over by his dark side, Wataru is forced to attack his fellow Makai Knights as he attempts to keep himself at bay. He tried to kill himself to avoid being taken over completely by the darkness within him, only to be stopped by his evil side. Eventually, Kouga and Tsubasa manage to purge the evil influence from his armor and returning him to normal. While telling Kouga of the possible tension between the knights and the priests that can be caused by the Sigma Fudō's actions, Wataru recognizes him as his former pupil.

As seen during Makai Retsuden Wataru has a dark, borderline sadistic sense of humor as he enjoys toying with the the Horrors he's hunting.

History[]

GARO[]

Wataru served as Kouga’s mentor in his youth, teaching him ways of the Makai Knight, together with his teammates. He was also supervising them during the live-action bar-chess training, where he told his students to stand up and be proud of their achievements, despite losing their match, and gave them tassels as proof of their graduation. Wataru was also one of the first Knights who responded when the Horror Raizon attacked the training site, which resulted with the deaths of Kouga’s teammates.

GARO: Makai Flash Knight[]

During the events of Makai Senki, Wataru was dispatched to personally deal with Sigma Fudou but was also marked with the Seal of Destruction, resulting in his inner darkness to surface. He then savagely attacked Hyuga, leaving him in a half-dead state. Tsubasa was tasked to hunt Wataru down, but due to the former’s weakened state, Kouga himself took off to look for his former mentor. After finding and engaging the fallen Knight, Kouga, together with Tsubasa, was able to hold off the senior knight, and manages to expel his darkness. Wataru later thanks Kouga for his actions, before recognizing his former pupil. After Kouga successfully dispels the Seals on the Makai Knights, Wataru would join and fight alongside Rei and Leo, engaging Sigma Fudou when he activates the Magouryu Idea. Though he would be knocked back, Wataru still became pleased at how strong the new generation of the Makai Knights have become. He would join the others in defeating the awakened Gyanon by catching Akaza’s Madou Brush and fire a spiritual arrow at the giant Horror.

GARO: Makai Tales[]

Wataru appears in the episode Villains, hunting down Horrors in different areas called Forts. He was successful in destroying everyone in the First Fort, sparing one so that it could guide the Makai Knight to the Second Fort. As the Horror narrates how Wataru destroyed everyone in the First Fort, the knight stands up and breaks the fort’s food cage, then engages and defeats everyone in the Second Fort. Wataru once again spares the same Horror but is forced to kill him when the demon tries to sneak an attack on him. Wataru is eventually left, without a way to go to the Third Fort.

Abilities[]

  • Makai Knight Training: As with other knights, Wataru has undergone rigorous training which allowed him to become a formidable Makai Knight. His combat style involves charging and twirl through targets like a massive wind blade to cut down a mass of targets. Though physically demanding, this combat style suits Wataru well.

Equipment[]

  • Raimeiken (雷鳴剣, Thunder Sword): Makai Blade comes in the form of the standard sword with a black scabbard. When transformed, his blade takes on the form of a scimitar.
    • Baron Armor: Baron Armor is an azure Makai Armor which design resembles that of Bado. Wataru summons the armor by drawing a circle around him with Raimeiken— the said circle then ascends onto the top of his head before stops and opens a portal where the armor immediately equips on him, completing his transformation.
  • Uruba: Wataru's Madōgu, Uruba comes in the form of a pocket mirror, with its ornate design appearing in its reflection. Uruba's personality is that of a young boy.

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Family[]

  • Unnamed Son

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Wataru Shijima Appearances

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