I miss that fat pile of poo. I miss the way he cool pick characters up by there heads and shake n' break them. I miss the way he could dry-hump them against a wall. His low back throw was the greatest/funniest/hardest move in VF3! Yesterday after digging the DC version out, I came the realisation that he is truly gone for good. Having a character that is way bigger than the others is a huge pain for the developers- hundreds of new animations have to be made for all of the existing characters to compensate for all of his lard (think how stupid Wolf's german suplex would look if his arms clipped through Taka's gut). Since Taka definately wasn't the most popular character, sega would never invest the huge amount of time required to make his fights look good. Taka was never given a chance.