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Hido Takahashi

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50's - 60's
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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 Takahashi, on synthesizing faerie blood[src]

Hido Takahashi is an expert in biochemistry on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American actor Keone Young, Hido makes his debut on the episode "You're No Good" in the series' sixth season. Believed to be the man responsible for successfully synthesizing human blood into Tru Blood, a synthetic blood used to sustain vampires, Hido plays a recurring role through the same season, and was last seen in the Season 6 episode "Radioactive".


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



Hido is a university science professor who is also an expert in biochemistry.

Season 6Edit

"You're No Good"Edit

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")

"At Last"Edit

Takahashi is brought to Bill Compton's basement, which has been set up as a laboratory. Takahashi 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")

"F**k the Pain Away"Edit

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")

"Don't You Feel Me"Edit

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")

Behind the ScenesEdit

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.


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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