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Krad (クラッド Kuraddo) is an entity similar to Dark, living inside his "tamer" Satoshi Hiwatari.

He is Dark's opposite in many ways, including his name ("Dark" spelled backwards), having blond hair, wearing white attire, and always speaking very politely using a formal speech pattern.

Appearance Edit

Krad is fairly tall and lean with long blond hair which he wears in a high ponytail with a long strand falling between his eyes. He has a pointy chin, slender jaw and golden eyes that seem to have slit pupils. He has a pale skin and possesses white wings.

In the anime, he is often seen wearing a long golden trimmed coat with a smaller caplet that is clasped around his neck. Under the coat appears to be white shoes, white pants/leggings, a lilac underskirt and a belt around the middle. This is mainly seen in the anime as in the manga, Krad is seen in several different outfits upon his appearances.

For example, when Daisuke lost Dark to the mirror, Krad had taken over Satoshi's body and was dressed in a t-shirt and jean looking pants. Another time when he was with Satoshi and talking, he wore a black turtle-neck looking shirt with a rather elaborate looking overcoat that had two arrow like pieces connecting in the front.

PersonalityEdit

Krad is the complete opposite of Dark and also his worst enemy. Krad is the alter-ego of Satoshi Hiwatari. Apparently, Daisuke was the reason that Satoshi first transformed into Krad. With despises Krad and tries to attack him on sight[reference needed]. Krad is the main villain within the series, as he attempts to kill Daisuke after their first encounter[reference needed].

Krad has also been shown to be very confident, calculating and, at times, arrogant[reference needed]. In the anime, he loses control of his emotions more frequently than in the manga. The manga portrays him as a very calm and proper being who merely enjoys this game of "cat and mouse" with his counterpart[reference needed]. Killing or, at least, defeating Dark is his main goal[reference needed].

History Edit

Krad is an entity of unknown origin who has appeared in the Hikari family for the last 400 years[reference needed] (300 in anime[reference needed]).

He is one half of the exalted Black Wings (a Hikari work of art), with Dark being the other half. It is apparent that they once belonged to the same artwork and were enjoined, but were at some point awakened and separated.

Krad takes on Satoshi's form in front of Daisuke after shooting Dark[reference needed].

In the anime Edit

Krad progressively gains strength as days go by, struggling with Satoshi over his body. One night, they fight, leaving the boy’s flat in shambles.

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Krad holding his magic feather.

As Satoshi and Daisuke are both trapped in the school’s cold room, proximity with Dark gives Krad enough strength to manifest and he appears before the Niwa heir. Taking advantage of Daisuke’s clumsiness, Krad pulls out a white feather from his wing and attacks.

When Krad turns around from his destruction, he sees Dark crouching above. He launches his attack in earnest. Dark chides the other angel for recklessly using magic which harms his own tamer, but Krad remains unbothered; he will take Satoshi’s body as his own soon.

Satoshi interrupts the battle, holding back Krad’s body from within and causing the white feather to dissipate. Dark takes the chance to attack, and their equally matched powers lead to a large explosion that makes both retreat into their hosts’ body.[1]

Relationships Edit

Satoshi Hiwatari: Though Krad refers to Hiwatari as "Master Satoshi" or his "everything"[reference needed], he does not seem to posses any real care or love towards him. He does know that he needs to use his body to take his form. He causes pain to his master, creating the feeling that Satoshi is nothing more than a tool for Krad to use in his pursuit of Dark. He does state that he is "possessive" over his tamer several times within the manga[reference needed] as well as the anime[reference needed]; because of this, Satoshi is forced into a very painful relationship upon Krad's awakening. Though there are times when the pair can be seen chatting[reference needed], there is no clear relationship between them as Dark and Daisuke have. Krad often speaks to Satoshi and tries on his will[reference needed].

Dark Mousy: Krad's relationship with Dark is complicated. He mocks Dark for things that happened within Dark's past[reference needed]. Krad also lets on that he knows the secrets about Dark's past and his "wish"[reference needed]. Krad and Dark were both derived from the Hikari artwork Black Wings. In the anime, he sees him as a rival or a "pest"[reference needed] that needs getting rid of for a reason that is not mentioned other than the Hikari family needs to be rid of Dark Mousy.

Daisuke Niwa: Daisuke and Krad's relationship is a hateful one. Krad, because of Daisuke's connection to Dark as well as his close friendship with Satoshi, seems to hate the boy and wishes him harm[reference needed]. Daisuke is choked upon he and Krad's first meeting[reference needed]. In the anime, Krad tries to kill the boy when they are caught in the freezer[2].

Risa Harada: Risa, after being kidnapped by Argentine, is saved by Satoshi in Krad's form[reference needed]. Krad, or Satoshi in Krad's form, was what saved her while Dark fought Argentine. As of yet, it is unclear if she holds any feelings for Satoshi or Krad, but she has encountered the "white angel". In the anime, she is attacked by Krad along with her sister[reference needed].

Riku Harada: In the anime, Riku has been attacked by Krad with her and her sister[reference needed]. She was frozen by Krad's magic and was almost struck by the Pin of Time Krad had been using as a weapon.

TriviaEdit

  • Krad frequently addresses Dark with "Mousy" and is the only person to do so.
  • Krad's name is "Dark" spelled backwards.
  • In the anime, Satoshi Hiwatari's flashbacks suggest the boy's fight with Krad is what caused the destruction of one of his chair's wings.[3]

QuotesEdit

  • "Humans are not endless." [reference needed]
  • "If touching those feelings hurts you, don't go and touch them." [reference needed]
  • "My name is Krad. But you do not have to remember it, because here you will die." [reference needed]
  • "The 'noble' black winged half." [reference needed]

GalleryEdit

References Edit

  1. Anime: Episode 4, Between Light and Darkness
  2. Anime: Episode 4, Between Light and Darkness
  3. Anime: Episode 4, Between Light and Darkness