- "Grandfather did what!? Oh, this had better not be some plot to keep me out of all the action!"
|Current battle machine||Blazing Falcon|
|Eye color||Lime green|
Hitomi is the grandaughter of Sensei Keiken, the leader and founder of Exo-Force. The only female on the Exo-Force Team. Her full name is Hitomi Eve Keiken. She was originally a part of Ryo's team of mechanics.
Hitomi is a great mechanic and had the makings of one from a young age. However, she was more interested in Battle Machines, but her grandfather didn't allow her to be a pilot because he feared for her safety and that she would die like her parents. But she disobeyed her grandfather by flying a battle machine called the Blazing Falcon without permission during a robot attack on the Golden City, and saved the day by rescuing a fellow Exo-force pilot, Ha-Ya-To from the robots. After that Keiken decided it would be best to make her an Exo-Force pilot. After Keiken was kidnapped by Meca One, she was made leader of the Exo-Force according to her grandfather's wishes. With her teammates, she is smart and smart-mouthed, a risk-taker who feels she has something to prove. When she is with Sensei Keiken, she becomes more formal and withdrawn, though she may be prone to outbursts if pushed too far. A skilled mechanic, but more interested in martial arts and battle machine piloting than technical work these days.
HistoryGrandaughter of Sensei Keiken, Hitomi showed an aptitude for mechanical work from an early age. She was also a very daring and courageous young girl. When the first robot rebellion broke out, she begged to be allowed to fight, even though she was much too young at the time. Her grandfather refused. In the intervening time between the two robot wars, Hitomi got a job working with Keiken and Ryo to design the new battle machines that would be used by Exo-Force. She dreamed of someday piloting a battle machine herself, although she knew Keiken would never approve of that.
Knowing that the ranks were thin after the battle at the Sentai Fortress, she went again to Keiken to ask for the chance to help defend humanity. Keiken finally gave in, allowing her to serve as a guard at the Sentai Golden Tower. Since the city was so heavily defended, Keiken reasoned she would not be in too much danger there.
But Hitomi trained in secret, honing her hand-to-hand and sword fighting skills, as well as her knowledge of Battle Machine operation. During a fierce robot attack, she had the opportunity to commandeer an untested battle machine, the Blazing Falcon. Using it to defeat the robots, her heroism left Keiken no choice but to make her a full member of Exo-Force.
Hitomi is smart and capable. She has a respectful relationship with Hikaru, a very friendly relationship with Ha-Ya-To, and a sibling-like affection for Ryo. Her relationship is a little more strained with Takeshi, as he believes women should not be in combat (and he really hates having Hitomi boss him around).
She does not make a spectacle of her familial relationship to Exo-Force’s leader. In public, she addresses him as Sensei Keiken (or Keiken Sensei in the Japanese style) and expects (in fact, insists) that she will be treated like any other pilot on the team. In private conversation, she will call him Grandfather, though she may use his formal title when angry.Hitomi was very surprised to discover after Sensei Keiken’s capture that he had left her in charge of Exo-Force in the event of his absence or incapacitation. She is not entirely sure whether this is due to his respect for her ability, simple nepotism, or her grandfather’s last-ditch effort to keep her out of combat. In truth, it’s probably a bit of all three…
but mostly the third one.
- The name Hitomi comes from the japanese word meaning 'pupil'.
- The lego minifigure wears black pants, but in the Comics she wears a set of purple pants.
|Main Characters:||Takeshi | Hikaru | Ryo | Ha-Ya-To | Hitomi | Sensei Keiken|
|Minor Characters:||Swift | Tech | Yukio | Tamika | Akina | Unnamed Pilot | Unnamed Pilot|
|Robot Characters:||Meca One | Devastator | Iron Drone | Venom Walker|