Kele (ケレ Kere) is a member of the Dread Pirates crew and acts as their Striker. He is a half Skypiean, half sky shark fishman, though is as of yet unaware of his fishman heritage. He has received the epithet Air Born. He used to live with his adoptive, Shandorian father on the sky island Skypiea, and also has a younger sister whom he has no knowledge of that lives on Fishman Island.
Kele is a very muscular young man of average height, but not very bulky. He has icy blue eyes and silver hair. In the front, his hair is cut short, while it is very long in the back, usually being tied in a ponytail. Under his left eye, he has a black tattoo that takes the appearance of a feather with wind blowing underneath it. Due to his Skypiean heritage, his skin is light and has a pair of white feathered wings on his back. Unlike a typical Skypiean though, his wings are large and fully capable of flight. This is a result of Kele having specially trained his vestigial wings since a young age. Despite being half fishman, he ordinarily shows no distinctive qualities of one. When he is underwater, a set of gills shows up on his neck, though he is unaware that they do. His hands and feet are in fact webbed, but they aren't as prominent as those of a full fishman and Kele has always just assumed they were slightly over webbed. Occasionally, Kele will enter a bloodlust frenzy where his eyes will get bloodshot. He doesn't know how to, but he can actually have a dorsal fin appear on his back and grow razor sharp shark teeth.
He generally wears a blue running jacket without any shirt underneath and a pair of black jeans. After hearing stories of former God Enel, Kele has gained a fascination with gold, leading to him keeping gold accessories that he normally wears. He has a gold chain belt, and a gold chain that hangs from his front jeans pocket. His favourite thing he wears though is his golden chain necklace that has a bird on a pendent in the centre. He also has his right ear pierced, with a small birdcage at the bottom on a small chain as a piercing.
Ever since he was a child, Kele would enter a frenzy where he would lose rational control over his mind whenever he would get exposed to blood. During these frenzies, he has injured a large amount of people, which has caused many people to fear and ostracize him. This has resulted in him resenting the people he grew up with, especially because he never could recall the events that transpired after entering a frenzy. In order to control himself better, he began meditating, which has given him an overall calm demeanour. Underneath this calmness though, he still is a very angry young man who enjoys taking out his rage on people. He spends a lot of his time training in various different ways.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
As the Striker for the Dread Pirates, Kele doesn't have an abundance of authority within the crew, but he is placed higher than the Powder Monkey and Cabin Boy on the hierarchal structure. Specifically, his job is to acquire food for the crew when they can't simply get some from a restaurant. This means hunting animals on uninhabited islands or sea creatures when they are in the open ocean. He is very efficient at this job, due to his flight capabilities and his swimming skills that come from being half fishman. Because of his line of work, he works closely with the Chef.
Kele is a physically powerful individual, being placed as fifth strongest in the crew. The muscles of fishmen are considered superior to those of ordinary humans, being ten times stronger. While not a full fishman, Kele still got half his genes from this race, and naturally has muscles that are several times stronger than normal.
Kele is a very talented fighter, who can quickly learn different fighting style quite quickly. He is proficient at many styles of fight, though because he can pick them up so easily, he doesn't tend to stick to them long enough to actually master them. All these half attempts at fighting styles are also all self taught, not copying from someone else. He once decided to try fighting with nunchucks, so he bought a pair and figured out how to use them properly through trial and error. Then after using them for a while, got bored of them and moved on to something else. The one style that he isn't self taught in, is his use of a spear. His adoptive father trained him to use a spear when he was a child, and he has become truly deadly with one as a result. In fact, the only reason that he tries other styles is because he finds most fights to be too easy when he uses his spear. Now, he prefers to only use it against challenging opponents.
Behind The ScenesEdit
- His appearance is based off of Shō Kanō from History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi.
- His name is a Native American Hopi name that means "sparrow".
- His birthday is based off the date that the Canadian air show team, known as the Snowbirds, officially adopted their name.