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|Name (kanji/kana):||山田 大樹 (Taiki Yamada) やまだ (Yamada)|
|Affiliation(s)||Reihou Academy (former), Meian High School (current)|
|Localized Name(s)||Slick/Simon (River City Ransom), Winston "Skip" Hildegard Jr. (Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge)|
Taiki Yamada (山田 大樹 Yamada Taiki) is the main antagonist of Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari. He attended the same middle school as Kunio and Hasebe. He and Hasebe would later attend Reihō Academy, while Kunio entered Nekketsu High. He used to be the Student Council President of Reihō Academy before Mamoru Todou took the position and he currently plays the role of his sidekick.
In River City Ransom (the localization of Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari), Yamada was renamed Slick and is revealed to be an old friend of Alex (Kunio in the original game) named Simon. Slick re-appears in the game's sequel, River City Ransom: Underground.
- In River City Ransom Underground, Slick was imprisoned in River City Prison after the events of the original game. He now wears an orange prison jumpsuit and has a new technique in which he turns his arm into a mass of flesh. This is a nod to the character Tetsuo from the manga Akira.