Kosei is a former police officer and First Class Ghoul investigator. He committed suicide in 2016 while suffering from PTSD.
|Height||6'4" - 193cm|
|Affiliations||Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (Formerly) |
Kawaguchi Squad (formerly)
Waller Squad (leader)
|Rank||First Class Investigator|
Kosei is a bit of an abnormality in central Tokyo. As a half cast between a very large American father, and small (by comparison) Japanese mother, he towers over most in a crowd by at least half a foot. To add to this, he has a rather stocky build, with wide shoulders, a fair amount of muscle, and the slightly shameful evidence of his poor diet.
However most notably, Kosei has a number of scars across the left side of his head, face and arms from second degree burns. They healed years ago, but the mottly covering of skin has a clear sheen to it and looks very out of place when contrasted to the rest of his complexion. Stubble comes and goes in the unburnt areas, depending on if he felt like shaving that morning or not. His brown hair is usually kept short at the sides, and slightly spiked at the front, just by manner of how it looks when he wakes up.
As a junior investigator, he will wear a disheveled suit and tie most of the time, maybe with an overcoat if it's a bit chilly out. Out of work, he prefers to wear simple hoodies and jeans, even if it does earn him a few comments about trying to act younger than he really is.
From how he normally presents himself, one would be forgiven for thinking of Kosei as the lazy, laid back type. This may be true in some regards, but he's normally quite dependable and conscientious when it comes to work or dealing with others. If given the chance, Kosei can be very generous with both his time and resources, and is generally good at empathizing with others. To add to the latter skill, he's studied Psychology a fair bit, and so will often have deeper insights into someone's state of mind or moods. He rarely offers serious advice, unless faced with a situation that really calls for it. Instead, he prefers to lighten the mood by cracking off base jokes and making silly observations.
As an odd contrast, Kosei can be rather judgmental of others. Whether this be in regards to their behaviour, choices or performance. He's not the most patient of people, and really doesn't like to put up with those who really are a bit too lazy for the job they've taken. Another thing, and to be blunt, Kosei lies a fair bit. It can be very hard to pry the full truth of things out from him, as he'll often twist the truth or tell an outright lie. Kosei doesn't do this out of pure malice, more that it can just suit his needs a bit better, or serve to cover up things he doesn't want to get into with prying individuals.
Kosei has no special prejudice towards Ghouls. At least not one that any member of the public doesn't also have. He sees them as murderers, just like human killers, and would like to see them punished for their crimes. At the same time, he's not an advocate of outright killing them for just being what they are, and would rather just imprison them. Some of the attitudes of the more scarred investigators are off putting to him, and he tries to socialize more with those that are older and less zealous.
He wouldn't consider himself a coward, and by the standards of many he's not at all. However in the situations that Ghoul Investigators often find themselves, Kosei has yet to find a way to completely steel his nerves and face death head on. In his first few encounters with them, the astounding strength and speed of Ghouls froze him with shock. He's been getting better, but has a ways to go before he's as accustomed to the role of the warrior, as he is to that of the detective.
He has quite the fondness for animals, especially small and furry mammals. At home he has two Sakhalin Huskies named Benson and Raff who he babies to no end. He doesn't normally tell others about that... His taste in music leans towards older forms of Jazz, but really he can find most things enjoyable as long as it's not too 'pop'y.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
High strength: Due to having the build he does, Kosei is no slouch when it comes to his strength. It could be better, but relative to most others, he's quite powerful. This allows him to wield a Koukaku quinque relatively effectively. However, he's still outclassed by the vast majority of ghouls.
Explosive speed: This is actually an asset that he finds quite useful in the field. Most don't expect him to be able to move at a pace if needed, so will underestimate how fast he can actually move. Granted, he can't keep it up for long, but in the heat of the moment, it helps a lot.
Skilled detective: Having spent many, many years of his life studying and applying the skills needed to be a detective, Kosei found he fits right into the investigation role of being a 'Ghoul investigator'. He's quite good at finding motive and placing himself in the suspect's position, on top of the day to day investigative techniques.
- Strengths: Kosei is surprisingly fast for someone of his build, something that often catches his opponents off guard. As you would assume, he's also stronger than most. Not on the level of a ghoul, but strong nevertheless. Before his illness, he was very good at staying calm in a fight, and tried to assess the situation as best he can, without just rushing in willy nilly. He would also consider his ability to diffuse tension filled situations a strength, even if it doesn't directly serve him in combat itself.
- Weaknesses: Not entering the CCG early in his life, and spending most of his time studying or at a desk, Kosei really isn't all too fit. He's able to pass the police fitness checks alright, but to no exceptional degree. Two kilometers or so and he's puffed. On top of this, Kosei's also never had much combat experience. Let alone experience fighting Ghouls. His instinctual reactions are rusty and don't serve him well when it's a do or die situation. Most experienced in fighting would be able to overpower him in a proper one on one fight.
Status: In service
Appearance: Staff with a long and thick blade running down most of it's length. 3 ft long in total. There is a blue hue to the quinque metal, and there are s number of perforations along the non-cutting edge.
Strengths: Durable and sharp, Kosei is able to use it for both a strong defence and powerful offence. The wide blade gives good coverage from light range attacks, and if given the opportunity, it's weight allows for him to deal devastating blows
Weaknesses: As is common to all Koukaku, the blade is quite heavy and slow to move. Combined with Kosei's non-exceptional reaction times, and he often can't bring it up to defend against opponents who are faster than average. It also has no other special function or effect, meaning there is no potential for surprise or trickery, just brute force.
Mechanics: It is just a large, heavy and sharp blade.
|Thread Link||Thread Type||Thread Description|
|CCG Newcomers||Arc||The new wave of initiates are given their final test before entering the CCG proper. Kosei managed to avoid the physical exertion.|
|No one mentioned the paperwork...||Interaction||Before being given any proper assignment, Kosei has piles of busy work placed onto him. He decides to take a break, and ends up meeting some interesting characters.|
|Cargo defence assignment breifing||Arc||Kosei's portion of the CCG are breifed on an upcoming mission to protect a shipment of Quinque steel and Q-bullets.|
|Cargo defence assignment||Arc||Kosei is assigned to a cart with his squad mate, Izumi. The pair fight off a couple of ghouls, but Kosei is defeated, fails the mission, and barely escapes with his life.|
|An axe, back to the grind||Interaction||Not yet fully healed from the previous encounter, Kosei is assigned to a serial murder case with fellow Investigator Kristof Brandt. The harrowing investigation affected both men deeply.|
|Wintertide - OEC encounter||Arc||Soon after their investigation, Kosei and Kristof are assigned to scout out an area where a Kakuja, the One-Eyed Cat had been sighed. Inadvertently, they run into the Cat. Events proceed from there.|
|Dinner For Two||Interaction||Following the fallout of the Hospital Raid, Kosei was assigned to a case in the 21st Ward with his Squadmate Junko Kobayashi. The two were to investigate the activities of a ghoul named 'Crow', and exterminate it.|
|Bound by Law||Interaction||In the middle of the Crow Investigation, Kosei responds to a ghoul alert in the 20th Ward.|
|Hospitable Hospitals||Interaction||Following the Crow Investigation, and after the majority of his recovery, Kosei begins to pay visists to his partner Kristof, as the giant recovers from his own brushes with ghouls. While Kristof was in his medially enduced coma, Kosei would often confide in him, and use it as a way to vent his feelings of guilt, fear and stress that'd been building up over his short time as an Investigator. He also talked about killing Crow.|
|Mania and Dementia||Interaction||One of Kosei's old friend from university ropes him into talking at a seminar on the psychology of ghouls. While he's not terribly enthused, and not in the proper mind set, he puts on the persona of 'Investigator Waller', and attends. His speech isn't particularly fantastic, but he does end up speaking to some enthusiastic and bright students.|
|Eye for an Eye-CCG||Arc||Kosei attends the briefing on an upcoming raid on Aogiri's suspected HQ. The gravity of it all forces him to have a panic attack, and he's forced to relive his past experiences.|
|Eye for an Eye-Aogiri Raid||Arc||Despite his breakdown, Kosei is forced by duty to attend the battle. He ends up confronting a young ghoul, and attempts to arrest him. At the same time, he's battling just as hard with his mental demons. This does not go well for Kosei, and he's left in a critical condition. Were it not for the ghoul's mercy, and the heroics of a certain Investigator, Kosei would not have lived to see the end of that battle.|
|Eye for an Eye-CCG wrap up||Arc||After surviving the ordeal at the Aogiri base, and spending a month recovering in hospital, Kosei attends a promotion ceremony and after party. Surprisingly, he finds himself promoted to a senior First Class investigator. In the face of this, Kosei talks to his former Squad mate Izumi Okazaki about training him to be a better combatant.|
|Waller's Walls||Interaction||With his promotion to a First Class investigator, Kosei was tasked with taking on a squad of investigators. He also moved offices to accommodate this change. He meets his two new initiates, and hashes out their roles along with Joseph "Seph" Winters, his new second in command.|
|Sonnenlicht||Investigation/Battle||Kristof Brandt, Kosei's old partner and closest friend, has gone rogue for the sake of his adoptive ghoul daughter. Kosei and his new squad are tasked with tracking him down, arresting him, and exterminating the ghoul. They soon find that Kristof is tied up in much more than simply sheltering a ghoul, and Waller Squad is set to contend with the Aogiri leader 'Smiles'.|
|Treatment||One Shot||After the ordeal with Kristof, Kosei decides that it's time he received consistent treatment for his mental illness. This was the one appointment he attended.|
|Candlelight-Assignment||Arc||Waller squad are given a new assignment, on top of their current ones. They were tasked with investigating the attack on an idol concert.|
|Candlelight-The Disappearance of a Star Manga||Arc||Waller squad get stuck into the investigation. They're eventually led to interview Jack, otherwise known as 'Smiles', now in custody due to their prior meeting. Kosei finds this troubling, and not much is learnt.|
|Hamadaaaaaa||Interaction||Kenji is an especially energetic new initiate assigned to Kosei's squad. This is their first meeting.|
|Candlelight-The Conflict||Arc||The investigation leads Waller Squad to the Aogiri base that was bombed during the CCG raid. There, they encounter the two seemingly opposed group of ghouls. Kosei runs into a ghoul with he alias of 'Scarecrow', and flees when he is unable to handle the ghoul mentally and physically.|
|Another day, another case||One Shot||Two police officers are called to an apartment block, to check up on Kosei. They find him after he had committed suicide by hanging. The accumulation of job stresses and his wavering mental state had lead Kosei to take his own life.|
|Kristof Brandt||Quickly after their initial introduction, Kosei and Kristof were thrust into the investigation of a string of brutal ghoul killings. Neither knew the other all too well, but they quickly fell into a solid working partnership. The CCG continued to pair them up on one off assignments, such as investigating the One-Eyed Cat's whereabouts. High pressure and trying situations ensured that the two quickly gained a mutual respect for each other and came to trust each other as partners. Kristof, despite being a very odd man, is still probably Kosei's closest friend in the CCG.
While Kristof was recovering from his fight with Kichirou, and in a coma, Kosei would often use his friend as a way to vent the many demons that plagued him. Due to the Raid and Kosei's own injuries, he did not see his friend till weeks after he'd awoken.
They last met when Kosei had been tasked with tracking down and arresting his old friend. Kosei refused, and used the chaos caused by Jack to allow Kristof to escape.
|Junko Kobayashi||Despite both being in Kawaguchi squad, Junko and Kosei only talked briefly, up until after the events of the Hospital Raid. The two were paired together to Investigate the 'Crow' case of the 21st Ward. In the ensuring couple of weeks, Kosei came to know Junko quite well. He's astounded at her perceptive ability, and respects her for being such a proficient investigator at such a young age. However, he has yet to push past a great sense of pity for the girl, and all she's had to endure in her short career. He worries that she may be taking on too much, too early in her life, but respects her enough to not intrude on her path. After fighting with her against Crow, he came to trust her in combat, as much as he would Izumi or Kristof.
Junko would go on to help train Kosei in hand to hand combat, as he tried to make up for his deficiencies as an investigator. Unfortunately, he would push Junko away as he progressed further and further into his depression and eventual suicide.
|Jiro Horikoshi||Jiro accompanied Kosei on one of his impromptu patrols without much of an invitation. During the investigation, the young investigator proceeded to show his incredible ability, along side his astounding lack of tact and common sense. Kosei is fairly certain Jiro has mental issues, and that he should be getting treatment, rather than murdering ghouls for the CCG. He disapproves of Jiro's employment.|
|Ren Kawaguchi||Ren was Kosei's first squad leader. He has never met him.|
|Izumi Okazaki||Izumi is another member of Kawaguchi Squad. The two worked together to defend the train from ghouls, and were partnered up in the same cart. Although Kosei finds the young man to be a bit distant and reserved, he can't deny that he has an astounding talent in his swordsmanship, and puts Investigators like Kosei to shame in terms of combat ability. Were it not for Izumi and his efforts, Kosei likely wouldn't have made it off that train alive. He trusts Izumi greatly, enough that he would go on to ask him to help train him in sword combat. Unfortunately, like with Junko, Kosei would go on to distance himself from Izumi towards the end.|
|Kichirou Kurosawa||Kichirou was a member of Kosei's squad before he was abducted. Kosei had never shared much meaningful interaction with the man, but he had found he liked him more than most around the CCG. When he was taken, Kosei attended his funeral. He does not know that it was Kichirou who was responsible for Kristof nearly being killed.|
|Joseph "Seph" Winters||Seph was Kosei's second in command in Waller Squad. Kosei respected Seph's skills as an investigator, and leaned heavily on him when it came to combat engagements for their squad. The two never had a chance to develop a friendship before Kosei took his own life.|
|Matsuo Harada||Harada was an initate in Kosei's squad. Kosei saw a lot of potential in the young man, and respected his courage, but never got to know him very well.|
|Jack Conklin||Jack, otherwise known as the A rate ghoul 'Smiles', was one of the few people Kosei found he had true hate for. It was discerning for him to learn that Jack had been manipulating Kristof, and to some extent Kosei, from as far back as their first investigation together. Kosei was glad that he at least got to serve Jack justice for all he did to Kristof.|
- His face claim is Dick Gumshoe from Ace Attorney