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Katakuriko Matsudaira (松平 片栗虎)Birthday: September 4
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 64 kg
A high-ranking government officer under direct control of the Bakufu government, Police Superintendent Matsudaira Katakuriko is in charge of the Shinsengumi and the immediate superior of Commander Kondo Isao.
He has extremely violent tendencies, often seem wielding a pistol, or occasionally heavier weapons. He also believes that people who wear sunglasses are usually assassins, even though he himself wears them. He earned the nickname of 'God of Destruction,' as his method of solving problems is to blow everything up using bazooka, tanks etc.
He believes in other abnormal things such as righteousness is what makes up 80% of old men and the police being not more than a group of mafia community.
He is also extremely protective of his daughter, Kuriko, recruiting the Shinsengumi to carry out a hit against his daughter's boyfriend.
He is a party-person who gets lewd when he is drunk, he frequently accompanies the shogun Tokugawa Shigeshige on his outings or rather as Gintoki said, he tends to bring the shogun to all sorts of seedy places, under the pre-text of being a 'father figure' to the young shogun.
Womanizer, always frequenting hostess/cabaret clubs, a VIP customer at 'Snack Smile,' where Otae works.
His name and role are based on the Matsudaira Katamori.
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