Name: Kira Fukui
Bio: Kira Fukui is a fifteen year old female Kitsune, who’s the best friend of Gagnesh Mritue, a studious mage-in-training, has gone on several adventures with her friends…and secretly has a crush on Gagnesh.
Her life began in Japan, March 5th, 1999 when she was born to Vixena Fukui and her husband. Kira was very different from most Kitsune because of something most peculiar.
See, Kitsune (in-universe) start life out with one tail but grow more as they grow older, as they learn more magic and develop more potential. It’s usually when they reach 100 that they finally achieve nine tails.
Kira on the other hand was born with ALL NINE tails.
While possible, this situation was quite rare and drew the attention of a Faerie extremist that happened to be Kira’s grandfather (and a total bastard) who attempted to get at Kira for the magic potential in her, and to try and get at her murdered both Kira’s grandmother and father.
However, her mother Vixena succeeded in defending her daughter and killed a good chunk of the grandfather’s organization (which allegedly includes the fae himself, though no one, not even Vixena herself is sure whether or not he really died that day, though most take the fact he hasn’t been seen at all for years as a sign he is), and took a sizable amount of money from their base of operations.
Kira and her mother moved to America when Kira was four years old (as it took four years for Vixena to finally get rid of the extremists), and Vixena used the money she took to open up a bordello in Hetelville (where doing so is perfectly legal), due to Kira’s age her mother never told her where their money came from until she was twelve and Vixena had to give her ‘the talk’ anyways.
The young Kitsune had plenty of magic potential and was very, very interested in learning it, though she never underwent formal schooling until she was eight, having before then been taught by her mother. Her mother had until then wanted to teach her as best she could and was a bit nervous about public schooling.
This was because Kira was a bit self conscious about the fact she was outright born with nine tails and had actually been teased about it the few times she’d actually spoken with her peers, but at around eight Vixena had come to the realization that Kira actually was ready for it.
During the first day of school, she wound up getting mocked by a male shinigami who happened to be the lackey of a local bully, a coyote named Chantal Talapus (who wasn’t too keen on a nine tailed Kitsune prodigy being in the same area for fear it’d upstage her), but was ultimately saved from her tormentor by a young Gagnesh Mritue who basically took offense to him and trounced the bully. Kira was very, very grateful to the young tiger and the two became friends pretty quick.
What she particularly liked was how Gagnesh didn’t treat her differently because of her status as Kitsune prodigy; to him she was just another kid. He was her first friend, and her best one too…and it wasn’t too long before she developed a crush on him.
As she and Gagnesh, grew, the two’s bond grew and they made several other friends like Jacob Young, a mutant who lives in a submerged par of Hetelville with his well natured yet insane parents and Ralph Reilly, a human male from Wisconsin who moved there with his mom when his father died.
Kira has made a lot of friends, gone on a series of adventures with Gagnesh and their closest friends (the first of which was when they were twelve and involved helping Gagnesh saving Ralph after he got on the wrong side of a gang), and even grown much more confident in herself and her skills, though she’s also got two enemies. One being Gekido Yorashi, a female Kitsune who leads a Japanese schoolgirl themed gang known as the Sukeban (though oddly enough the two aren’t particularly malicious towards eachother like most archrivals), and the aforementioned bully Chantal Talapus, who has never stopped trying to bully her ever since the first time they met, with a sadistic interest in tormenting her.
Ever since Kira’s been a child, she’s wanted to become a mage, and as she’s gotten older her interest in expanding upon her magical potential has increased, and is also looking into colleges at present. Along with this though, she’s tried several times (unsuccessfully) to try and explain to Gagnesh her love for him, but for some reason she’s never been able to succeed in telling him how she feels about him.
At present, Kira’s as studious as ever and enjoying life even though, despite her own potential, she’s uncertain about what her future holds. She’s trying to not let it bother her though, and enjoy the company of her friends and crush more.
Personality and mannerisms: Kira Fukui is a studious young Kitsune with a heart of gold.
She is a very nice young girl, who is hard to bring to anger (though her bully Chantal and friend Mark are really the only people who can consistently make her angry, the former on purpose and the latter by accident by…just being his perverted self) and likes to help others when she can, especially her friends, she’s quite generous and charitable too.
While she is very kind, she’s far from stupid and is smart enough to easily tell when someone is trying to take advantage of it.
Kira is quite clever (given that she’s a magical fox this shouldn’t be much of a surprise), and initially while her smarts were mostly in the area of learned subjects, Gagnesh helped her learn guile. She doesn’t usually like to trick people, though occasionally she likes to pull pranks on her friends…she does, however, have no problems at all with tricking villains, and if she’s dealing with a stupid villain or jerk she’s more than happy to trick them.
She loves to read books, a lot, and of many different kinds. She’ll read plenty of nonfiction books to learn about numerous topics and events, and also learn how to do things like, say bake a cake or fix a car. She’s quite studious and known to always get her work done on time and is a straight A student. She’s also a big fan of fiction novels and has read a couple hundred already and she’s known to prefer reading the stories as opposed to watching the movie adaptions as she’s under the (usually right) opinion that it’s generally different than the book, and not as good. She’s also got an interest in comic books (somewhat less of one though) and is more willing to watch those movies as she’s fully aware that with some series it’s downright impossible to do a direct adaption.
While she loves learning, her favorite subject is magic and how to use it, despite some of the anxieties that having nine tails even as a baby brings on (see below), she still loves the immense potential she has for magic and desires to reach it, becoming a powerful mage and help discover more of the mysteries of magic. (This desire being analogous to wanting to become a great scientist).
Kira cares a lot for her friends and family (in this case her mom since the rest of her family has either disowned her mother and her by extension, or is dead), most especially Gagnesh and her mom. She loves her mom Vixena dearly and doesn’t think any less of her despite her job; it’s also known that insults towards her mom are able to consistently enrage her, to the point that Chantal’s really the only person who’ll actually use them).
Her love for Gagnesh is very deep and true, he’s her best friend and doesn’t mind the fact she’s a magical prodigy and isn’t overwhelmed by that knowledge, and before she met him only a couple of people (her mom being one of them) had this kind of view towards it. She finds him very handsome and loves him for who he is, and for his own cunning as well. In fact her crush on him is generally known among her friends, who think she should try to tell him she loves him.
The problem however is that Kira is quite shy and scared that she’ll either end up ruining their friendship by making things all awkward or that she’ll mess it up, plus she’s something of a romantic who prefers the idea of him telling her he loves her, and as such waits. She has in the past tried to do things to get him more interested in her, or improve her own odds of receiving a love confession, but for some reason not even she understands, every single time it’s backfired on her, which is the other reason why she waits and at best just tries to drop hints of her love. The real irony here is that Gagnesh actually has something of a crush on her as well, but won’t tell her of it for pretty much the same reasons and actually thinks she doesn’t return his feelings (romance wise), she is totally oblivious to this as well, and only a few characters are aware of this, but nobody seems to point this situation to either one because of promises made to both of them not to tell either one about their feelings…however there does remain a good chance that one of them will end up telling the other their feelings, but it’s at present unknown when that’ll be.
Kira is a bit outgoing, but not especially and she’s a bit shy at times, she’s also a bit insecure about her looks and body, she’s not incredibly concerned about it but due to the fact she has next to no luck in getting Gagnesh as a boyfriend she is a bit concerned that she’s not pretty enough to stand out to him, the taunting Chantal is prone to doing doesn’t help this at all.
What she’s really insecure about on the other hand, is the expectations she feels have been thrust upon her as a magical prodigy, and that as a result she can’t allow herself to let anyone down because of these expectations, and thus whenever she fails at something she tends to take it harder than average people. Gagnesh is usually able to give her confidence though, and she does love him being there for her when she feels down.
Kira may be quite studious, but she is willing to leap into action when she can, and is no slouch when it comes to going into adventures with her friends, she’s quite good at adventuring with her magical powers and is actually a pretty good fighter, able to think on her feet pretty well and use any knowledge she has effectively, she has a little trouble when under pressure but not much. Still, her lust for adventure is quite similar to Gagnesh’s, though unlike him she tends to be much more capable of keeping a cool head, and in her group of friends happens to be the smartest, though she’s quite modest about that.
Her favorite foods are onigiris (a sort of Japanese rice ball, her mother used to make them for school lunches, and when Kira was older Vixena taught her how to make them when she started making her own lunches), sushi, rabbit meat (especially when consumed as steaks), chocolate bars, and pocky.
Powers, skills, and equipment: Kira Fukui is a Kitsune who while still a student, is quite talented with magic and has immense potential for it.
As a Kitsune naturally born with nine tails, she has a large ‘well’ of magical power inside of her though as she’s still in training and quite young she’s not as powerful as she could be, but still has a lot of potential.
And she’s already got quite a few skills; Kira’s already studied up quite a bit of magic in her school, and is supremely skilled in it already. She’s considered to be one of the smartest people in her school actually.
Kira knows a very large number of spells of varying kinds though her primary specialties being the natural Kitsune ability to generate fire, light, and electricity (said power being derived from her tails and while in days past just rubbing them together could make these powers work, she knows enough about magic to use them without having to rub any tails together), the creation of illusions (she’s got some good talent but isn’t as good at illusions as her mother and prefers more direct spells), shield spells, enchanting objects, magical energy blasts, transformation spells (though she’s still working on this, as while she can transform smaller objects well enough she can’t do it to larger objects or living beings), astral projection (which ties into the natural Kitsune ability to project themselves into dreams, Kira can do this as well and can manipulate them as well, though to varying extents most especially her own, where she’s pretty much omnipotent), healing spells, and spells meant to analyze energy and other forms of magic. While she is quite powerful, she’s still got a long way to go before she’s a master spellcaster.
Other magical abilities derived from her species are as follows: flight, invisibility, a magical ability to adapt to other environments that are more hostile (like breathing underwater for example) the ability to regulate her own temperature in just about any environment (for example, not needing to wear a heavy coat in an arctic environment and instead simply altering her own temperature so she’s just comfortable in it), some predator instincts (a Kitsune is a magical fox, but she’s still a fox though her mother’s are much more developed), the ability to use all nine of her tails as effectively as another limb (she can even hit people with them and use them together in complex attacks, even in a bizarre attack where she pretty much turns them into a drill), and a very long lifespan (when she reaches her mid-thirties she’ll stop aging).
Kitsune abilities she could have but she won’t really develop are the ability to possess others (she really hates the thought of doing this), the ability to induce insanity (which she REEEEAAAALLLY doesn’t like), and the ability to absorb life force (which she outright hates). Kitsunes do have natural shapeshifting abilities, but while she actually likes this ability she has a lot of trouble learning it and at best all she can do with it is adding freckles to her fur, and little else besides. The fact she has so little success in it is something of a sore spot for her.
In addition to her magical abilities, Kira herself has skills of her own.
Her main specialty is intelligence, having (as mentioned) a large hunger for knowledge (not just magic) and knows a lot about a very large amount of topics and subjects, including history, geography, biology, and science. Kitsunes are generally known to also have enhanced intelligence, which is true because Kitsunes tend to learn faster than humans. Kira’s also pretty clever, something she helped develop while adventuring with Gagnesh. While Kitsunes are also known for being quite wise, Kira herself has some wisdom but is not particularly skilled in this because she is still young and a bit self conscious.
Physically, a Kitsune also has a retractable set of very sharp claws, enhanced senses (of superhuman hearing and smell, plus night vision), enhanced strength, enhanced stamina, enhanced speed, enhanced endurance, enhanced durability, and enhanced biting abilities. Kira has some of these, though as she’s young they’re not particularly strong, her senses are very keen (and she can see pretty well in the dark), she has a lot of stamina an endurance (as evidenced by the fact that on a normal day she’ll only need an hour of sleep, but four if she uses a much significantly larger amount of energy), her claws are quite sharp though she doesn’t use them much, she has super strength but it’s not particularly impressive as she can lift up two hundred pounds easily (so that’s about how strong she is), she has superior durability (she’s not bulletproof but it’s harder to break her skin or her bones, so she can take a few more punches than most people), her teeth are not the sharpest thing in the world but they can chew through wood pretty easily, and in terms of super speed she can run at a top speed of thirty miles per hour if she wants to…these abilities will grow in time and she grows, and will do so even more if she chooses to hone them better.
And while she is very thoroughly skilled in magic, she’s not a squishy wizard at all, she’s actually pretty good at hand to hand combat, not a total ace mind you but she knows it well enough to hold her own when she needs to. She knows no particular style, though Gagnesh is the one who taught her how to fight.
Appearance: Kira Fukui is a fifteen year old humanoid Kitsune, which (for those not familiar with them) is a Japanese mythological character that looks like a fox with multiple tails, usually nine. So as you can guess, she looks like a humanoid fox and has nine long, fluffy tails.
Physically she has golden-white fur (similar to the Ninetails from Pokemon), deep green eyes (like an emerald), has long hair (same color as the rest of her fur), and is a real cutie (and when she’s grown up she’ll be really hot, though at present she still looks pretty good). For her face, one should take some cues from MLP’s Twilight Sparkle in terms of influences, though one thing to bear in mind is that she is a cute nerd, and as such her face should fit that; in terms of her body build, Kira has an hourglass physique and a good set of legs that have built up plenty of strength from gym classes. She doesn’t really wear makeup but doesn’t actually need it if you get my meaning. Her breasts have already developed into a C cup, and it’s believed she’ll grow into a D or DD cup as she grows older; she’s also got very clean teeth.
As for clothing, Kira wears a white Sailor Fuku (Japanese schoolgirl outfit) similar to this one upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
a pair of white shoes similar to these upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
a pair of green and purple striped stockings on her legs, a pair of glasses (even though she’s immensely magically charged she still needs glasses, though she likes the look of the pair she’s got so even if she could go without them she’d probably keep the glasses on anyway), and a large pearl she keeps on her middle tail like a ring. When swimming she tends to wear a dark blue one piece swimsuit with her name wrote on the front (on a large white label) in Japanese.
Other: Now as most people are likely familiar with the word Kira due to Death Note, one should find it quite ironic that her personality is very different from that of Light Yagami’s. With that in mind though it’s quite ironic she’s been wronged by a Shinigami in the past, though she is friends with one named Shiril (and this Shinigami’s personality is very, very different than Ryuk’s).
The name Kira (as some know) is derived from the English word killer, but in Japan means Shiny and Glittery. Fukui means Fortunate.
If Death Valet was ever animated, my ideal voice actor for Kira would be Tara Strong.