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Hideki Ishimura was a Japanese astrophysicist who invented the ShockPoint Drive, allowing humanity to travel through the galaxy faster than light. The USG Ishimura, the first and the biggest of the planet crackers was named after him.


Hideki was a member of the science team dedicated to studying and deciphering the Black Marker aboard a research facility in the Chicxulub crater.

Following the death of a fellow scientist, Grote Guthe, Hideki and the two other scientists were assigned to examine the corpse which was apparently starting to show strange growths and mutations. They brought the body to the morgue, unaware that it already began to change due to the infection. During the examination, Guthe's corpse finally completed it's transformation into an infector. Upon seeing the now heavily inhuman form, Hideki fled the morgue while the accompanying scientists were killed and transformed. Hideki, an eyewitness to the events was taken ashore for further questioning. It is unknown whether he was killed by Markoff and his men or was released.

Centuries after the incident he was credited as having been the inventor of the Shock-Point Drive.