Animal: Human > Emperor Penguin
Height: 180.34 cm / 5'11"
Faction: Ushimitsudoki Aquarium
Even after escaping the lower class lifestyle, King still has a habit of hoarding money in various places and is often a stickler when it comes to spending even the smallest of bills. Despite this fact, majority of the time he's a cheerful young man who finds amusement in everything he does and finds it his responsibility to lighten the mood when the atmosphere is tense. Although most people find his frivolous personality a bit worrisome due to his position, he takes his duties seriously and does his best to make the aquarium a place where his members can feel comfortable and at home.
His motto is 'teamwork' but pushes majority of the work onto his members; however when someone does him a favor he always makes sure to repay the debt.
Likes and Dislikes:
+ his aquarium
+ members of the Ushimitsudoki Aquarium
- the heat
- spoiled individuals
Endurance: Passive; Penguins employ physiological adaptations and cooperative behaviors in order to deal with an incredibly harsh environment.
Males can stand, for about 65 days, through icy temperatures, cruel winds, and blinding storms and eat nothing the whole time.
Despite his somewhat lanky physique, King is able to endure several hits that are thrown at him including intense weather climates that may kill the average human being. His ability comes in handy when dealing with violent customers and animals.
Prior to the curse, King was the son of a humble fisherman in the artic who worked painstakingly to provide for both him and his son. His mother left her husband and son to marry a man with status leaving King indifferent and somewhat hateful of both his father and the fish he would never stop talking about. After a long quarrel with his father about taking over the family buisness, King wandered off on his own and spotted an emperor penguin. Still filled with bitter feelings, King took his anger out on the blameless animal and and was then cursed by the Ghost Penguin, replacing his human body with that of a penguin. No longer able to return home with his new appearance, he took both his belongings and left to do what he had to in order to return back to his human form.
After buying an old, run down aquarium using the money his mother had left him, King turned the homely aquarium into what is now a popular and profitable attraction. After taking in donated, abandoned animals and fish that no longer had a place to stay, he's now regained most of his human body and now considers the aquarium his home and the residents his family. He still sends money to his father to make up for his sudden leave.
Additional Information + Relationships (a-z):
- His hands and feet are still pitch black due to the curse
- His favorite places to hide money are in between books and under the bed
- He doesn't leave his room until his hunger is satiated to restrain himself from eating his aquarium members
- Lolly; As the youngest member, King tries his best to look after Lolly and finds her attachment towards him cute in a fatherly way.
- Lune; King's rival. Although King doesn't particularly harbor any negative feelings towards Lune, he finds it difficult to befriend him due to his social status and attitude towards him.