♦ DW: ditz
♦ AIM: truthstealer
♦ Plurk: auste
[Timezone]: GMT +8
[Other Characters]: N/A
[Name]: Kay Faraday
[Canon]: Ace Attorney
[Canon Point]: After AAI-3. More precisely, after Edgeworth remembers when and where he first met Kay.
[History]: Wikia link!
Kay is a cheerful girl with an indomitable spirit, always smiling, cracking jokes, or simply poking fun at the situation at hand. In fact, she can poke fun at almost anything, which leads people to wonder whether or not she's taking serious things as seriously as she should - and which can become annoying. Sometimes her discussions can veer off course, such as while examining evidence or a crime scene. She'll wonder about topics she stumbles upon, or even try to tie everything she says or does to being a thief, but more on that later. With her level of eagerness, she is always ready to try anything, to jump into any situation with her eyes closed - which, of course, can do more harm than good. Kay can be impulsive and easily distracted, but she'll try to get back to business. As for her impulses...well, there are certain things that can trigger them and blind her to reason, leading her into trouble. While she is smart and can catch on to plot developments, she tends to not think things through as thoroughly as she should, and of course, will need a little push and some explanations. Cleverness and resourcefulness do not necessarily make one a genius, after all.
As the Yatagarasu, Kay takes her role very seriously. She is driven by the pursuit of justice and upholds the ideals her father did when he was the first Yatagarasu. Because of her great confidence in her goals and the nobility of her title, she does not hesitate to introduce herself as a Great Thief even within earshot of detectives, Interpol agents and prosecutors. And if anyone freaks out upon realizing that a thief is in their midst, Kay is quick to explain that she only steals the truth. Although of course, as many of her jokes center around her stealing something or another as well as the appraisal of the monetary value of certain items, it can be hard to tell whether she's still pulling your leg or if she really has her eye on other things besides the truth. But during the course of the game, Kay really doesn't make off with anything, not even evidence within her reach. She'll claim to have stolen lines, roles, poses, speaking styles and tactics, though, and emphasize that her only target is the truth. Besides, she hasn't exactly gone on a heist of her own yet, denoting that she still has a long way to go to become truly great as she makes the Yatagarasu out to be. However, her bravery is one thing to be commended; she must certainly be aware of the dangers a vigilante will be facing after finding out that her father was one, yet she chose to carry on the legacy as the second Yatagarasu. Even after her life was in jeopardy at one point, she showed no signs of turning in her three-legged raven badge.
But even as a thief, Kay has certainly done her part in solving two criminal cases (three if we include the case seven years ago where she was, in a manner of speaking, a victim but still wanted to help investigate after having a good cry). Despite her hyper attitude, she's more than willing to lend a hand with a smile on her face and a little wit, and will do her best to keep up with the flow of the investigation. While Kay's logic may not be as sound and leaves a lot to be desired, she certainly tries and has her own eureka moments. Unlike the stereotypical lone wolf thief, she sticks by her friends and colleagues, finding ways to keep the pursuit of the truth going. Despite her friendly demeanor and her generally cheery disposition, Kay does not necessarily get along with everyone. Some people may find her annoying, nosy and getting in the way, but that doesn't stop her. For example, she insisted on tagging along with Miles Edgeworth on his investigation of a kidnapping case despite his attempts to keep her away, supposedly for her own good, but in the end helped him solve the case. Not only that, whenever people are down on their luck and are on the verge of giving up, Kay is often that perky voice that urges people to keep moving forward, as she herself does the same.
She has been through a lot in the past, but Kay doesn't let that get in the way of her present - with the exception of that one moment when she wanted to confront her father's murderer and ended up being held hostage momentarily. A classic example of impulse overriding reason.
[Abilities / Strengths & Weaknesses]:
Kay is physically fit enough to run fast (she can certainly outrun a man nine years older than she is), jump down from considerable heights (higher than she is, like those lockers in The Kidnapped Turnabout) and land properly without hurting herself. She has also mentioned a fondness for the dropkick (and she has delivered one in canon at the age of ten), suggesting that she can probably defend herself should the need arise, albeit crudely. At the very least, she has the tenacity for defense.
Besides her athleticism, she's also got a few mental tricks up her sleeve as well. Kay can pull off a bluff when she has to and keep up with logical deductions made during investigations - although sometimes she'll need a foothold or two along the way and definitions of those big words. While she's no genius, she's clever enough to figure out some ways to make use of her surroundings and available resources to her advantage if she puts her mind to it. Well, one would have to be pretty smart to operate Little Thief, a portable device that can create holographic simulations of people, items and places with the correct data input. From that, one can assume Kay has, at least, a good hand with technology and gadgets.
She also likes to mimic people at times; she can be pretty good at it.
However, Kay's impulsive nature gets in the way of her competence as an assistant and a thief, and potentially places her in danger. She is prone to blurting out in front of anyone and everyone that she's a thief and that she would like to steal something or other, and likely to suddenly run off in pursuit of any suspicious thing or person. At times, she says statements that don't quite make sense, like comparing a ceiling fan with a crib mobile and mistakenly believing that the latter spins babies around
[Limited Powers]: N/A
[Other Important Facts]: Kay will be waking up with Little Thief on her person, as she carries a bag with her wherever she goes. In the course of the game it has been shown that her bag also contains a camera and matches.
♦ Thread: Network thread from Somarium
[The voice that speaks from the journal belongs to an upbeat young girl. One could practically hear the smile in her voice as she speaks. And the excitement.]
You guys will never believe this - there's a shop that sells all sorts of eye patches! Regular black ones, red ones with white hearts, even Hawaiian print, with flowers and everything! [A chuckle.] If I'm gonna be a pirate, I should look the part! I mean, even though I'm a thief and all...besides, we're on our way to stealing some sweet treasure, aren't we? That shiny ruby!
[She pauses.] Hmmm...what kind of eye patch should I get? The one with the hearts looks cute, but it reminds me of boxers. They don't have any crow-themed patches, either...
Do you guys think they offer custom jobs? I want an eye patch that looks like it has wings...but black. I'm not gonna steal one 'cause I, the Great Thief Pirate Yatagarasu, have eyes only for the truth! And, yeah, that magic ruby that's supposed to bring me home...