|Dub Name||Chikara Hida|
|Family||Hida Fumiko (Daughter-in-law), Hida Hiroki (Son, deceased), Hida Iori (Grandson)|
|Voice Actor||Tomita Kosei (富田 耕生)|
Hida Chikara is a supporting character in Digimon Adventure 02.
Chikara is the father of Hida Hiroki, father-in-law of Hida Fumiko and grandfather of Hida Iori. He is a wise and traditional man, who often provides Iori with important advice. Though he can be stern and serious and has many old-fashioned ideals, he is kind and good-natured and can sometimes be a bit humorous. He is well-known for his love for energy jelly.
Chikara is a kendo master who serves as a kendo instructor in the local police precinct. He trains Iori in kendo at the precinct's dojo.
When Chikara's son, Hiroki, was a young boy, he became enamored with a world he discovered through his game console. He spent hours talking to the television, a thing that worried and disturbed Chikara. Eventually, Hiroki shared this world with his best friend, a boy named Oikawa Yukio, and the two would spend even more time together in front of the game console and the television than Hiroki did when he was alone. Eventually, Chikara decided to put an end to this, and forbade the boys from talking about the Digital World in the Hida household, unknowingly putting an end to their contact with it. Although the two were heartbroken, Hiroki and Yukio remained lifelong friends and didn't stop fantasizing about that world, vowing to go there in the future.
Years later, Hiroki grew up and became a police officer. He married a woman named Fumiko and in 1993, the two had a son, Iori. Throughout this, Chikara continued to live with the family.
In 1999, a tragedy occurred. While on duty in London, Hiroki took a bullet for an important political figure, losing his life. The Hida family flew to London to bring Hiroki's remains back to Japan. On August 3rd, Iori and his family were passengers on a plane from London that was attempting to land in Tokyo, shortly after the Digital World appeared in the sky. The plane froze, but was saved from crashing by Kabuterimon and Garudamon.
After Hiroki's death, Chikara stepped in as the provider of the family, and became something of a father figure to the young Iori.
Over the years, Chikara noticed Oikawa Yukio was coming to Hiroki's grave often. Noticing Oikawa's despair, he realized that losing Hiroki was hard for him as well, and thought of reaching out and giving Oikawa a hand in friendship. However, he never acted on this thought.
Around 2001, the Hida family moved to a new apartment building in Odaiba.
Chikara was an important figure in Iori's life, often offering his grandson important advice. He highlighted the importance of being honest to oneself, and advised his grandson to be less rigid and more flexible, which Iori often lamented was one of his weaknesses.
On December 29th, 2002, Chikara discovered Armadimon's presence in the Hida household and recalled Hiroki's fascination with the world in his game console. Realizing it was real all along, Chikara told Iori of his father's connection to the Digital World.
The next day, as the Chosen Children confronted Oikawa Yukio, who had become their foe, Chikara appeared and tried to talk to Oikawa's heart, apologizing and extending his hand in friendship. Oikawa was deeply moved and was intending to accept Chikara's offer, but the spirit of Belial Vamdemon that resided inside him veered him from this and tried to harm Chikara with a huge burst of dark energy. Black War Greymon stepped before Chikara and took in the blast, saving the man from certain death.
Chikara was in Mikami Canyon with Fumiko and the rest of the Japanese Chosen's families when the Real World was covered by Belial Vamdemon's darkness.