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Hido Takahashi

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Last seen
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6 episodes (see below)
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50's - 60's
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Vampire age
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"Outside of their host these compounds decompose almost immediately - I can't replicate them if it's disintegrating in front of me."
―Hido on synthesizing faerie blood[src]

Hido Takahashi is a recurring character in the sixth season. Hido is believed to be the man responsible for successfully synthesizing human blood into Tru Blood. He is portrayed by Keone Young.


Hido is a university science professor, in his 50's to 60's who seems to have a "weak spot" for young women.


Season 6Edit

Bill Compton is about to get Hido, but Jessica insists that she does it instead. He agrees and tells her to wear something inappropriate.Jessica introduces herself and beings to flirt with Takahashi. When the class is empty, she speeds over and covers his mouth. ("You're No Good")

Takahashi is brought to Bill Compton's basement, which has been set up as a laboratory. Takashashi is asked to synthesize faerie blood, but the compounds prove to unstable. Bill uses his new found powers to hold Takahashi against the ceiling, ordering him to continue the experiments.("At Last")

Bill hears Takahashi scream help. He runs downstairs to see Warlow threatening to kill Takahashi. As Bill and Warlow argue, Takahashi can do no more than beg for his life. ("F**k the Pain Away")

Bill senses Sookie in danger and sends Warlow to save her. Bill later seeks help from Lilith and instructs Takahashi to drain his blood until he's a quarter from the true death. Takahashi refuses, but Bill glamour him into doing it.

Once Takahashi finishes refilling Bill with his blood the television turns on and Bill's eyes open. It's a news report showing Governor Burrell, now backing Tru Blood. Bill puts Takahashi in his cell and closes the door using his powers.("Don't You Feel Me")

Takahashi is escorted into the woods by Bill Compton. He's thinks Bill is going to kill him and begins begging for his life, saying that it wasn't his fault he was unable to synthesize the blood and he has a wife and children at home. Bill Glamour him and instructs him to not remember Jessica nor him and when he leaves he'll take the bag at his feet with him. Once Bill finishes glamouring, he runs off. Takahashi looks around and does as he was instructed. He opens the bag to find a large sum of money, which leaves him shocked by saying "Holy shit!" in Japanese. ("Radioactive")


The role of Hido Takahashi is a plot device. American movies or screen production sometimes use Japanese culture or individuals to introduce credible otherwise unlikely high tech or high advanced scientific elements into the story. Japan being so remote and different to contemporary American culture serves as source for those items. Another example from Transformers movie 2007: Autobot is mistaken for an advanced automobile from Japan.

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Season six appearances
"Who Are You, Really?" "The Sun" "You're No Good" "At Last"
"F**k the Pain Away" "Don't You Feel Me" "In the Evening" "Dead Meat"
"Life Matters" "Radioactive"

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