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Taizo Hori (also known as Dig-Dug) is the protagonist in the Dig-Dug video games. In Wreck-It Ralph, he is seen in Game Central Station walking. However, he quickly digs away in fear as soon as he sees Ralph.  

Taizo is a small blue man who wears a red and white helmet and jumpsuit with red boots. He has large black eyes. He carries a red shovel that he uses to quickly dig.

Story

Taizo the first driller in his home town, where everyone knows Taizo is a White-Striker. His digging is similar to an earthquake breaking the ground. Taizo married Masuyo Tobi and they had three sons (Susumu Hori, Ataru Hori, and Taiyo Tobi), but they divorced for unknown reasons. Taizo is the chairman of the Driller Council.

Games

In 1982, Taizo solved the "Dig Dug incident" caused by Pookas and Fygars, and some time later the problem in the tropical islands that happened in Dig Dug II. Afterwards he was treated as a hero.

In Taizo's appearances in the Mr. Driller games as a playable character, he "pops" blocks faster than the other characters, but his air gauge decreases fast so he must drill aggressively to find air capsules more quickly.

In Dig Dug: Digging Strike, Taizo is jealous of Susumu receiving all the attention as he was the first Driller. When he received a call from Horinesia to ask for help from Susumu, Taizo said he could help with it, but as the person never heard of him and insisted to talk with Susumu, he got angry and decided to do the job himself.








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Cameos

Disney: Tiny the T-Rex | Vladimir from Tangled | Mickey Mouse

Nintendo: Mario | Bowser | Super Mushroom

SEGA: Dr. Eggman | Sonic | Miles Prower | Cyril | Neff | The Centurion

Capcom: M. Bison | Zangief | Ryu | Ken | Chun-Li | Cammy | Blanka | E. Honda | Dhalsim | Guile | Sagat

Namco: Clyde | Inky | Blinky | Pinky | Taizo Hori | Pooka | Fygar | Pac-Man | Skiers from Alpine Racer 2

Midway: Paperboy | Tapper

Gottlieb: Q*bert | Coily | Slick | Sam | Ugg

Atari: Paddle 1 | Paddle 2 | Knight | Ostrich | Racer from RoadBlasters | Racers from Road Burners

Konami: Frogger | Yuni Verse | Exclamation Point

Data East: Peter Pepper | Mr. Egg | Mr. Hotdog | Mr. Pickle

Other: Beard Papa | Skrillex | Picture of Rich Moore

Possible Cameos: Cyborg | Saitine | Sorceress | Beholder | 1011001 | Shinobi | Glenn | Angel Kids | Bentley Bear | Pitfall Harry | Astronaut

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