Friday, October 21, 2011

I'm still alive.

I guess it seemed like I dropped off the face of the planet recently. But everything's okay, real life stuff has just been keeping me a little more preoccupied than usual. Even so, I'm probably going to back up the schedule a little bit. The regular schedule will resume at the beginning of November with Dangerous Characters as usual and a special article about NekoCon. After that, you will get to see the Initial D review and we'll continue where we left off. Thank you for your patience.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Dangerous Characters: Krad

We've got a real Jekyll and Hyde case here. There's no way around it, today's initiate is really crazy, and his alter ego knows it. It's kind of hard not to notice when every once in a while you lose control of your body and suddenly all hell breaks loose. Allow me to present Krad. No surname. And we can't have any thing being said about his name being Dark spelled backwards. This white angel's black-winged counterpart might take offense,. He's chaotic good after all. Krad on the other hand is quite solidly Chaotic Evil.

Krad originates from the anime D.N. Angel, and though he doesn't show up a whole lot, when he does, you can guarantee that things are going to get bad. Most of the time Satoshi Hiwatari, his alter ego is able to keep him under wraps, but when he does come out, his desire to destroy Dark for some unexplained reason makes him nigh impossible to control. That's when the furniture starts flying and collateral damage starts piling up. Another factor that makes Krad dangerous is how little regard for the body he inhabits. Satoshi's power does have limits, but Krad goes through energy like Hummer goes through a tank of gas, leaving the poor kid beyond exhaustion when the fight's over. Bystanders aren't safe around him either. So if you ever find yourself in New Metropolis (wherever the heck that is) make sure you steer clear of Satoshi and Krad, especially in the event that Dark and Daisuke are in the near vicinity. Otherwise, you may have a problem. You might want to get out of the way of any nearby tall buildings. Roof ornaments are especially prone to collapsing in this angel's presence.

Image taken from D.N. Angel