Amatsu Takeda is a Teifling ninja whoose bloodline harkens back to Mikaboshi himself. For many years before the Midnight War, Takeda served as an witch hunter for the Jie Mei. A ninja of renown, Takeda taught modified versions of Jie Mei. Many of his skills and techniques were soon copied and learned throughout the Jie Mei, eventually evolving into the Scarlet Talons faction. Unlike the other Jie Mei, the arts of the Scarlet Talons involved the use of Shadow rather than Death energies. This outraged the organizations then ninja-lord Hiroshi who used the Midnight War and Takeda’s infernal lineage as an exuse to purge the Jie Mei of the Scarlet Talons. Realizing he cannot escape his blood, Takeda turned to his infernal ancestor, Mikaboshi.