Another antagonist from the Ranma universe. Taro would have been a normal child, had his mother not gone into labor in Jusenkyo with him. In a rare show of performing a selfless act, Happosai helped deliver the newborn, but bathed him in the most cursed spring of Jusenkyo; the water transforming the baby into a humanoid ox with the wings of a crane and an eel for a tail. Now in his teens, Taro often appears in the manga to assert the power of his cursed form as well as his natural form over others, often with the goal of conquering the world in one method or other. Taro has no remorse or concern for anyone around him, willing to kill his enemies or use those close to them to lure them to a fight to the death.