- "Live a happy life, young lady. You have that right."
- —Gateau Vandenburg, in his final words to Asuna Kagurazaka
Gateau Kagura Vandenburg (ガトウ・カグラ・ヴァンデンバーグ, Gatō Kagura Vandenbāgu) is a character from the series Negima!: Magister Negi Magi by Ken Akamatsu. He is one of Nagi Springfield's companions of the famous Ala Rubra. While he looks a lot like the adult Takamichi Takahata, it is unknown whether they are related and Takamichi referred to him only as "Master".
Great Mage WarEdit
- Main article: Great Mage War
As the war in the Magical World started, The great Nagi guerrilla knights inherited a losing battle. They started fighting on the confederation side, from way out at the Argyre borders to right on the front lines, fighting the war practically single-handedly. Amongst their enemies, the group members gained various epithets, such as Red-Haired Demon of the Confederation and Man of a Thousand Spells. By the time of the Great Bridge Recapture Operation, Ala Rubra had finally gained their legendary status, which happened together with the turning point of the war itself. After this legendary battle, Gateau and Takamichi joined the group as new allies and friends.
A bit later, the group encountered Arika Anarchia Entheofushia, princess of the Vespertatia royal family; around the same time, their main enemy finally gets revealed, Cosmos Entelecheia. Nagi becomes the personal bodyguard of princess Arika during this time. Sometime, Nagi and Gateau both figure out that Senator McGill is a member of Cosmos Entelecheia.
After the WarEdit
Ala Rubra became even more famous after the end of the war and were considered from that moment on asto be the Heroes of the Magical World. The group split up into two groups, with Nagi, Eishun Konoe, Jack Rakan, and Albireo Imma traveling together and Gateau, Takamichi, and Kurt Godel working together. The latter group stayed by princess Arika's side as personal advisers following the war.
At some time after the war and conflict, Gateau passed away. His dying wish was to have Asuna's memories of him removed, and for Asuna to live happily.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Kankahō: While Gateau's ability has never been stated in true facts, he trained Takamichi in a form of magical combat called "Magic Ki Fusion", or "Kanka", that combines both Eastern ki and Western magic since Takamichi is unable to use spell incantations. While Asuna Kagurazaka was traveling with the group as a child, she also learned some of these techniques.
- None as of yet.