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Ichirou Hiruma (蛭間 一郎)Nationality: Japan
Age: 18 (Bugs II), 38 (Annex I)
Birthday: May 5
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 87 kg (Bugs II), 151 kg (Annex I)
Surgery Base: Sleeping Chironomidae Larvae (Polypedilum vanderplanki)
Blood type: A
Likes: nabe and family
Dislikes: almost everything
Ichiro Hiruma was one of the three Japanese members of BUGS-2 mission. He is the oldest of eleven siblings, and for this reason he joined the BUGS-2 project in order to provide for his mother and younger siblings. Despite his corpulent appearance, most of his mass is in fact the result of dense muscle bone mass, not unlike that of a sumo-wrestler Twenty years later he has become the 502nd Prime Minister of Japan.
Prior to joining the BUGS-2 project, Ichiro was a struggling high-school student who worked hard into getting accepted at Tokyo University at the wishes of his ailing mother, who wanted him to enter an university and get a stable job from the University degree. However, his dreams were ruined when his teacher, who he considered his sole supporter, blackmailed him in order to cover up an affair he was having with a fellow classmate who'd gotten pregnant. This lead to Ichiro coming to believe he had no-one he could trust. With the heavy need of money for his mother and siblings, Ichiro turned to the BUGS-2 project.
The DNA used in Ichiro's Bug Procedure comes from the Larva of the Central African 'Sleeping Chironomid'. While the adult insect resembles a mosquito in appearance, the Larvae posses an Defensive ability called 'Cryptosis' that allows them to enter a state of hibernation in areas lacking in water.
While in this state, the Sleeping Chrinomid is virtually indestructible, capable of surviving being burnt at 200 degrees, frozen to their core at -270 degrees 168 hours, exposed to 7000 Gray Radiation or left in a vacuum. They can then resume as if nothing has happened if exposed to water.
(Source: Terra Formars Wikia)