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|Date of Birth||June 6th|
|Main Weapon(s)||Hepatitis "A" Cannon|
Project Escherich "Shiga" is an Earth dwelling transformable cyborg designed around the usage of "foodborne diseases". Designed by Endal the Monkey as an experiment to combat enemies in an intelligent way via spreading diseases and mass destruction, Shiga has since developed into an actual being with a free will, now working in collaboration with the monkey to protect innocent people from being harmed.
Shiga has a wide variety of abilities to use at hand. The first is the ability to transform his body into different forms for different types of terrain, able to morph to soar the skies, hover over seas, and get on the road. Using his different forms, he can easily traverse Earth. He can also create seats in a few of his forms to allow some people to use him as means of transportation.
His weapon, the Hepatitis "A" Cannon, allows him to shoot thin beams of light to infect those with the actual Hepatitis A disease. While it will not kill, it will cause fatigue, fever, diarrhea, and the like, with symptoms lasting from a month up to six months. He can also switch his weapon mode to "E. coli" type, which would allow him to lie bombs which explode and spread Escherichia coli O157:H7 to those around. The case of this e. coli is more severe than the origin disease, and can sometimes do enough damage to kill.
The weapon can switch to various other foodborne diseases, including salmonella. The intent of the disease inflecting is to wear down enemies so that they're more vulnerable to more powerful threats. Shiga can kill, however, if he concentrates on one person and drains enough of the disease into them to overwhelm them. He is not known for actually wanting to do any actual killing himself, so cases of this are rare.
Shiga is cool, collected, and very chill, chill enough to beat anyone at being chill. He tends to joke around a lot, and never exactly takes battles seriously, even when he's in the most dire of situations. Even though shown very capable of aiding in combat, Shiga is lazy and doesn't like to move off his couch or anything. In fact, Shiga's the type that would rather throw birthday parties, or take care of kids for a week.
Shiga is a worrywart deep inside, and always thinks about the consequences of his actions. He actually doesn't like to kill or otherwise harm, and thinks its immoral. He will put that aside, however, if killing an enemy means more good for the world than actual harm. It takes a lot to get Shiga to actually fight against his own will, and a lot of confidence and assurance that the world won't fall apart if he takes action. When he shows his worrywart-like traits, he still tends to come off as very chill as well as somewhat reasonable.
Relationships with Other Characters
While not exactly fond of his creator for the destruction he's caused, the two get along well and are a brilliant team. Endal isn't exactly sure if Shiga's free-will implantation was a good idea, but is fond to see that he functions well in communication and has good battle combat. Shiga dislikes his creator's taste of fighting, but is willing to brush off that dislike if it means doing things for the better good. They both like bananas, although Endal's liking is much more excessive.
- Shiga's name comes from the Shiga toxin that is excreted from certain types of escherichia coli, such as O157:H7.