|“||You know, there's a saying that's stuck with me... Fire tempers steel, and temptation steels the just.||„|
|~ Takayuki Yagami|
Takayuki Yagami (八神 隆之, Yagami Takayuki) is the main playable protagonist of Judgment. Yagami was a lawyer until the guilt of his recently acquitted client murdering his girlfriend causes him to resign from his job at Genda Law Office and became a private investigator.
He is played by and modeled after famous Japanese actor Takuya Kimura.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-A, higher with Extracts and EX Boost
Name: Takayuki "Tak" Yagami
Classification: Former lawyer, private investigator
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Superhuman Speed, Expert Martial Artist and Pressure Point Strikes (Uses Tiger and Crane fighting styles. Makes use of pressure point attacks via Crane), Acrobatics (Can also do parkour), Stealth Mastery (Tailing people is part of his detective routine. Also skilled in using disguises), Weapon Mastery, Stealth Mastery, Aura, Healing (With medkits, Staminan, Tauriner and Toughness), Statistics Amplification and limited Invulnerability (Via EX Boost, Staminan, Toughness, Tauriner and special Extracts)
Attack Potency: Small Building level (Fought against Hangman, who once fought against Kazuma Kiryu, and can replicate the same feats as the latter. Fought against Shin Amon, who should be on par with the rest of the Amon clan, like Jo Amon and his father So Amon, as seen when Shin tried to fight against Ichiban Kasuga and his gang but was ultimately defeated), higher with Extracts (Extracts increase his strength and durability to considerably higher levels than his base) and EX Mode
Speed: Subsonic with Hypersonic combat speed and reactions (Can perform the same bullet-dodging feats as the previous Yakuza protagonists, as seen here. Also easily kept up with Shin Amon), higher with Extracts and EX Boost
Lifting Strength: Class 5 (Can perform the same feats as the previous Yakuza protagonists, like flipping motorbikes, scooters and swinging around big furniture with his bare hands, with even fodder enemies being able to send motorbikes flying several meters with a single kick. Also wrestled with Hangman, who could easily overpower Kiryu, and against Shin Amon, who could hold his own against Ichiban and his party), higher with magic potions and EX Mode
Striking Strength: Small Building Class, higher with Extracts and EX Mode
Durability: Small Building level (Took hits from Hangman and Shin Amon), higher with Extracts and EX Boost
Stamina: Incredibly high
Range: Standard melee range. Extended melee range with weapons
Standard Equipment: Smartphone
Intelligence: Gifted. Was a highly-successful lawyer who threatened the 99% conviction rate of Japan as a whole after proving one of his clients innocent. Is also a highly-skilled detective, having solved many cases around Kamurocho and has a knack for lockpicking. His combat skills were more than enough to put Shin Amon on the ropes.
Weaknesses: Normal human weaknesses. Unlike most other protagonists like Kiryu and Majima, he can't heal from gunshots with drinks alone, and needs to have check-ups with doctors to fix his injuries. EX Boost lasts for a short period of time when activated, though fighting enemies quickly refills it.