Hey there, folks! For some time now, when I’ve had nothing to do, I’ve just been messing around and thinking of ideas for potential characters in KI. Being the big ol’ nerd that I am, I’ve been writing up some backstories, making some movelists and kits, and thinking of stage ideas for them. I’ve had a lot of time on my hands lately, what can I say?
Either way, I thought up about 20-ish different ideas for characters, some of them based off ideas from the community survey, some ideas I’ve wanted to see for awhile, and others just ideas I thought of while going through this. What I wanted to do is see what 8 character ideas people would be most interested in seeing me present to the forums. I’d commission an artist friend of mine to get a visual representation of those 8, give the basics of a character, then let you folks dispense feedback for a week before presenting another. I don’t know, I thought it’d be fun to see what kinds of discussions it starts. So, here are the 20 characters I thought up for the time being.
- Eagle, the Lost Brother
- Daisuke, the Spectral Samurai
- Gigante, the Wandering Luchador
- Kelvin, the Galactic Deputy
- Cassidy, the Sinister Outlaw
- Darius, the Pensive Djinni
- Reiketsu, the Cyborg Ninja
- Mako, the Ocean Stalker
- Yakone, the Tundra Archer
- Sinew, the Relentless Wendigo
- Adagio, the Audacious Technocrat
- Zevnir, the Mad Dracolich
- Crowley, the Aged Hunter
- Xylem, the Treant Sentinel
- Oba, the Righteous Zangbeto
- Brutus, the Stone Minotaur
- Kat, the Sadistic Mercenary
- Foehn, the Just Tengu
- Sol-Dakuri, the Living War
- Vyle, the Astral Lieutenant
I should’ve realized this, but some of the two-word descriptors aren’t as specific as I’d like them. In the interest of trying to alleviate this issue, I’ll provide some real short descriptions of each one. Yeah, more word space!
Eagle: Thunder’s brother who seeks to reunite and team up with him to take down UltraTech.
Daisuke: A samurai whose soul was tied to his armor by UltraTech.
Gigante: A luchador watched over by an ancient Aztec spirit.
Kelvin: Glacius’ partner who comes to earth to save him.
Cassidy: A member of The Coven from the Old West and gun enthusiast.
Darius: A djinni who caused a great tragedy centuries ago and seeks redemption.
Reiketsu: A former Yakuza assassin that received cybernetic enhancements, wanted dead by UltraTech.
Mako: Subject #273 of Project Mako, a direct successor to Project Stalker that synthesizes human and mako shark DNA.
Yakone: An archer of Inuit descent whose bow has been blessed by the Bear Spirit.
Sinew: A miner who was turned into a wendigo decades ago by Cassidy.
Adagio: A Czech robotics savant that seeks the admiration of ARIA.
Zevnir: An ancient Polish lich that has merged his soul with that of a dragon.
Crowley: A Victorian-era member of the Night Guard seeking to repay an old friend.
Xylem: A Celtic tree given life by druids to protect their homeland.
Oba, a troop of benevolent Yoruba spirits summoned into a zangbeto to protect their land from UltraTech’s encroaching operations.
Brutus: A minotaur golem powered by the Heart of the Ancients.
Kat: A nihilistic mercenary whose only loyalty rests with cold hard cash.
Foehn: A humanoid bird that looks to bring his old friend Darius to justice for what he did ages ago.
Sol-Dakuri: An ancient Babylonian general cursed to bring war with him where ever he goes.
Vyle: An UltraTech scientist who experimented on herself with Astral Energy, mutating her.
And, as always, I encourage others to share their more fleshed-out character ideas they have rolling around. I’ll let you know when I can start actually doing the titular weekly character idea showcase. Some things to set up in advance, you know? Anyway, hopefully this thread doesn’t waste your time and isn’t too redundant. I know there’s countless “ideas for new KI characters” threads on here, but I wanted one that houses more developed ideas that branch beyond just being a concept.