He stayed on Ryushi long enough to help out his replacement, Machiko Noguchi. Who, in contrast to Hiroki's friendly nature, tended to keep to herself. He held Machiko with respect and often tried to push along the transition of power and responsibility to her.
He is scheduled to depart two weeks later, but meanwhile, he convinced Machiko to make a round inspection with him, and in the process, try to make some friends among the ranchers. This actually works, because Machiko starts to appreciate Ryushi after seeing a sunset. Later, Hiroki organized a party for the crew of the Lector upon arrival.
When the Yautja and Xenomorphs attacked the colony, Hiroki lead a defense team to protect the Eastern Gate. Despite killing some of the Predators his team dwindled to only a couple of people. They made their last stand in the Eastern Lock Control room. After several desperate minutes of communication to the civilian complex and Noguchi, Hiroki's position becomes compromised. Out of ammunition for his rifle, he charges a predator head on, using his rifle like a club, and is subsequently killed.
Personality & TraitsEdit
He got along well with the people of Prosperity Wells, and always kept a clear head. His calm persona avoided many problems between the Ranchers and the Chigusa corporation (most problems were concerning the Ranchers wages).
- In Peter Briggs' unproduced Alien vs. Predator script, titled The Hunt: Alien vs. Predator, the lead character was named Hiroko Noguchi, a virtual amalgam of Hiroki Shimura and Machiko Noguchi from the comic book.