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So... Ms. Cunningham. I wish for you to tell me all about the program you call... Soulkiller.

– Toshiro, Cyberpunk Red

Toshiro is an Arasaka executive who appears in Cyberpunk 2013 and Cyberpunk 2077.[1]

Background

2013

Toshiro was in charge of the Arasaka regional office of Night City during it's construction.[2] During this time he found out about a brilliant netrunner named Alt Cunningham working for ITS who created a program known as Soulkiller.[3] He organized a booster gang to kidnap Alt and bring her to the tower unharmed. Once Alt awoke in his office he greeted her with a drink and asked her about the program she developed. He considered her a valuable asset to helping him recreate her work in the Arasaka office mainframe. During this time Johnny Silverhand created a riot to assault the Arasaka Tower.[4] Johnny, Rogue, Santiago, and Thompson entered into the building and fought through many Arasaka guards. Toshiro's bodyguard Akira fought them protecting him and Alt from interruptions. However he was killed and Johnny entered the room while Alt was connected to the mainframe. Toshiro warned Johnny not to proceed, but was shot and killed by him before disconnecting Alt killing her in the process.[2]

2077

When V entered the Blackwall of the Net, they relived Johnny Silverhand's memories of 2013, having to fight Akira, who was defending Toshiro. Once Akira is defeated, Silverhand confronts Toshiro over Alt's body and, after a brief conversation, shoots him in head killing him.[2]

Trivia

  • Toshiro was originally known as Toshiro Arasaka, presumably a member of the Arasaka family along with Kenji Arasaka. However in Cyberpunk 2020, Toshiro was was kept without a last name, and Kenji Arasaka was rewritten entirely. Possible reasoning was to potentially not kill off a member of the Arasaka family so quick in the lore.

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References

  1. PONDSMITH, M. Cyberpunk. 1st ed. Berkeley CA; R. Talsorian Games, 1988
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 CD Projekt RED. Cyberpunk 2077. Video Game, Multi-Platform. Poland, CD Projekt S.A., 2020.
  3. PONDSMITH, M. Cyberpunk Red Corebook. Kenmore, WA; R. Talsorian Games, 2020.
  4. PONDSMITH, M. Cyberpunk 2020. 2nd ed. Berkeley CA; R.Talsorian Games, 1990.
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