AIM: Trouble fire Cat
Name: Kuroba Kaito
Fandom: Magic Kaito/Detective Conan
Timeline: After Chapter 28 of Magic Kaito
Appearance: Kaito is a handsome but fairly typical looking Japanese with short messy brown hair and blue eyes, he might be a bit short for 17, and is built slightly sturdier than Shinichi, who he uncannily resembles. He tends towards baggy clothes with long sleeves to accommodate his magic.
As Kaitou Kid he dresses in a white ensamble of pristine white suit, cape, top hat and gloves with a monocle over one eye.
Abilities: Kaito is first and foremost a magician. An aspiring stage magician with a talent with street magic. He’s very skilled at slight of hand and always has something up his sleeves, even though he can convince you he doesn’t. He’s also a skilled stage magician already as evidenced by his performances as Kid, but stage magic requires more time to set up and an assistant or two so he’s not going to be doing much of that at the facility. He has no real magical ability whatsoever. All of it’s smoke and mirrors, but he is good at what he does.
He’s also a master of disguise, he can disguise himself as practically anyone, male or female, young or old, even children though that requires a bit more illusion, and he has shown the ability to mimic anyone’s voice without the help of some sort of voice modification device. As part of this, he’s also a talented actor.
As Kaitou Kid, one of his trademark is the Card Gun, an oddly shaped gun that shoots playing card, which he mainly uses to knock weapons out of people’s hands, cut ropes and other things. There are even cards that explode like flash grenades or that create smoke screens or sleeping gas. The other is his glider, his primary source of transportation when escaping his heists.
Personality: Kaito is a complex character, because he tends to hide behind masks a lot. His personality as Kuroba Kaito is the most honest, though even then he tends to hide a lot of his true feelings behind his Poker Face. Kuroba Kaito is a fun loving prankster with an almost ever present smile who has a perverted streak and loves performing his magic tricks for everyone. He generally enjoys any attention he receives and doesn’t embarrass easily, at least not visibly, but poker face will occasionally slip anyway, depending on exactly how serious the situation is. He also enjoys flirting on occasion.
Kaitou Kid is even more of a mask. The smooth charming gentleman thief with a constant smirk who never lets any of his real feelings show (though there have been rare occasions where even he will let that slip, if he’s sufficiently taken off guard). He has a confident showman’s air and a way with the ladies born of Kaito’s own natural charisma, though his more perverted tendencies as Kaito showed through a bit more when he was just starting out. These days though it’s mostly just flirting.
Underneath this though is a kid who still hasn’t quite gotten over his father’s death even eight years afterwords and while he’s a friendly sort he doesn’t actually let people close easily. Aoko is his only truly close friend and he even keeps secrets from her, like the fact that he’s Kid and the truth about his father’s death. He cares a lot about people and is protective of his friends and of the police and detectives who chase Kid, because he doesn’t like seeing people hurt or killed. He’s also a bit of an adrenaline junkie and enjoys a good mental challenge. He’s seen a lot of strange things since becoming Kid so he takes things in stride more than most people and is willing to believe in a lot of things most people would dismiss. He also has one surefire weakness, Aoko would tell you, and that’s Fish. He’s got a severe case of Icthiophobia, where even a picture of a fish tends to freak him out. Even fish print underwear. It’s something he obviously doesn’t mention often.
History: Kaito is the son of Kuroba Toichi, a world renown stage magician who died eight years prior to the beginning of the series in a stage accident. At the time of his death, International Criminal 1412, known to the world as Kaitou Kid, also disappeared. Kid reemerged eight years later shortly after Kaito turned 17. Kaito, having just had an argument with his childhood friend Nakamori Aoko at school where she told him he wasn’t as good a magician as Kid, went home in snit only to accidently stumble across Kaitou Kid’s hide out behind a painting of his father. This was how he discovered that his father had been the first Kid. It was also the night he first put on the Kid outfit and during a heist confronted the man who was masquerading as Kid at the time, an old man named Konosuke Jii, Toichi’s assistant who helped him when he was Kid. From Jii he learned that his father had actually been murdered all those years ago. In order to find out the truth Kaito made the decision to become Kid in order to find out who the murderers were by drawing them out with Kid’s presence.
Kaito had many strange adventures as Kid when he first started out, including meeting a vain witch named Akako who attempted to seduce him/make him one her slave and the police deploying a bunch of tiny robots that determinedly follow the first thing the lead robot sees. Eventually he met a rival in the form of Hakuba Saguru, a half British teenage detective with a Sherlock Holmes obsession who spent most of his life growing up in England. Hakuba came to suspect Kaito of being Kid, but could never find solid evidence. This and his apparent crush on Aoko meant the two got along like oil and water.
Kid’s escapades eventually paid off when on Aoko’s birthday a group of men in black appeared to try and kill Kid and take the gem he was stealing that night. It was then Kaito learned about the gemstone Pandora, a jewel that cried tears that grant immortality when Volley Comet passes and glows red when exposed to the light of the moon. The men in black were looking for this gem stone and the original Kaitou Kid had tried to find the gem first to keep it out of their hands. For that reason, they killed him. From that night onward Kaito made it his mission to complete his father’s task and destroy the gem once he found it so that they could never use it.
Eventually Kaito also met another detective who would become one of his top rivals if not his main rival, Kudo Shinichi, another Holmes fan who he met for the first time when Kaitou Kid attempted to “steal” the Clock Tower in order to stop people from tearing it down, since it was the place where Kaito first met Aoko and therefore a special childhood memory for both friends. This was shortly before Kudo Shinichi’s disappearance from the public eye which was really his encounter the same group that Kaito was against, who attempted to kill him with a poison that leaves no traces on the body only for it to shrink him to the size and age of a seven year old boy instead. Shinichi took on the name and identity of Edogawa Conan and it was this persona that Kid next met when he attempted to steal the Black Star. After that heist Kid and Conan solidified their status as rivals and have matched wits on many occasions since then, meeting sometimes even outside of heists as Kid was occasionally drawn into a few murder investigations. He eventually even stumbled across the information that Conan and Shinichi were the same person. Though he still doesn’t quite know how that happened.
He continued to pull heist after heist, each one crazier than the last, and more than once he found himself up against the Black Organization’s assassin Snake and his henchmen, but he still didn’t find Pandora. He kept going however, undeterred and one day he was helped by a mysterious stranger when caught in a tight spot. This stranger turned out to be Nightmare. An infamous criminal who had been “helping” thieves from around the world in exchange for half the loot, at least until he grew tired of them, then they usually ended up being arrested or even dead. Kaito didn’t really want to work with him, but Nightmare threatened Jii, so he didn’t have much choice. In the end, however he discovered Nightmare’s true identity, Jack Connery, the Interpol Inspector in charge of his case. During their confrontation, Nightmare fell off the roof. Kid tried to save him, but Nightmare refused to let go of the loot and Kid’s glove slipped off. Kid failed to save him, but at least he managed to shoot Nightmare’s mask off with his card gun before his son could see him.
Roleplay Sample - Log:
Kaito was bored. Nevermind the fact that they were stuck here, at least he wasn’t the only person from home. Nevermind that this was some kind of mad scientist experiment that a bunch of people from other worlds were all stuck in together. Nevermind the fact that he’d apparently been here before. Nevermind even that the food tasted like cardboard (at least there wasn’t any fish) He hadn’t been here a few hours and he was already bored.
Sighing in irritation he took out his playing cards and began to shuffle them as he sat on his bed, ignoring his suite mates for the time being. He did a few random card tricks as he thought. At least they’d let him keep his magic tricks with him even if they’d taken away his card gun. Aoko was here too, though he wished she wasn’t here at all. She’d already given him the basic run down on the place. He still didn’t know how he could’ve been here for months and not remember. It was disturbing to say the least, and he didn’t like what it said about this place in edition to everything else he heard. They needed to think of a way out.
It would be difficult, but he wouldn’t let that stop him. He was a magician and a thief after all, he wasn’t about to sit around and let them do whatever they wanted with him and his friends. He’d gotten out before, sort of, this time he’d just have to be sure they didn’t drag him back.
That thought in mind he concentrated on his playing cards, throwing one of his room mates a smile when they noticed what he was doing and showing off a particularly difficult trick. He could also make a few friends while he was here he figured.
Roleplay Sample - Journal:
*Kaito is staring at you all looking quite unamused*
Okay, I have no idea what’s going on, but this isn’t funny or kosher.
Would anyone like to direct me to the nearest exit. It doesn’t even have to be a door. The nearest unguarded window would work.
Questions? Comments? Crazed and creative statements? Those go here.
Yes. Kaito and Hakuba (when he gets in) should totally end up being roommates, yes? That suite would never get any peace. It’ll be even better if it's in the same suite as Yoh (can we say property damage?). That is if it's allowed.