&appearance; purely aesthetical
trapped in a closetKy's character design may not be the most enthralling one in this series, but it does sharpen with his personality in the sense of fashion and looks. Each and every game, Ky would wear his Seikishidan uniform for battle, even in the after years of the Crusades, where he plays numerous other roles. The only game were Ky isn't wearing said uniform is the new Overture, which gives him a radically different model. Arguably, this might imply how Ky is incapable of letting go of the past. The only evident of other attires is within the official artworks.
Ky's trademark image. His hair is spiky and short, which cuts around the neckline. Though it may look spiky, the strands look straight and combed, and perhaps the result of a use of gel. Ky's eyes are blue-green (though a lot of pictures suggest it more blue). He wears an overcoat around his shirt (explained in next paragraph), which has a blue cross embedded in the center. The coat is white and has a collar, and it lays further to his legs with the cross. The "dress-shirt" tends to fly along with him (you can see in the sprites). Below that are tight, white pants, aligned with the coat. High-heeled boots are raised on his feet, and the pants are tucked inside. And of course, the known "HOPE" belt, with carved words upon a silver plate slapped on his waist light, goes on top of the blue cross. The rest of the outfit contains plenty of golden buckles and buttons.
Under the outfit, it is assumed he is wearing this shirt. You can clearly see the black lining from his collar. This shirt is quite unique - it surprisingly shows the skin on his shoulders, which then reconnects with the rest of the sleeves. It is fastened with a black belt across the chest and reaches to the arms. With revealing shoulders, I assume Ky prefers not to remove the coat in public. He is only seen in casual clothing when in a more personal environment.
This is my personal favorite alternative clothing. While it is an informal piece of attire for Ky, it still strongly shows his character and style. It certainly looks more comfortable, with his sleeves rolled up. It is white, of course, and appears silky. It opens up slightly at the chest, so for once we can see more of Ky's neck. There is a small, dark blue undershirt, and upon it is a cross - which is not much of surprise.
Blue jeans, yes, jeans! It shouldnít be too much of a surprise to see Ky wearing common clothing, but I always expected him to wear white jeans instead. But blue jeans! Though, this is possibly the only evident of him wearing a pair.
Ky wears this outfit in one of his endings from Accent Core Plus. As usual, it reveals his signnature colors, it's a long-sleeved color jacket. Notably, it's stitched with a lot of blue decorative fabric over the arms and chest. He seems to wear it comfortably, since he is also enjoying a cup of tea in the same picture.
While Overture's King Ky Kiske completely designs Ky, it still maintains the key elements in his style of garments. While I was unsure about it at first, Iíve eventually grown to love this outfit so much that I canít wait to see him eventually wear one in the future games. I blame the gorgeous fanart and my love for long hair.
The most dominant difference is not only his new haircut, but the lack of the Fuuraiken. Instead, he wields his country's sword, the Aquila. It appears much heavier than the Fuuraiken, for his has to flex his muscles just pulling it up. Although, he still manages to hold it up with one arm, which makes me wonder what strength he possesses. Unlike the Fuuraiken, this sword is often dug to the ground due to its larger mass. Then of course, the hair is now shoulder-length long and less spiky. His new wardrobe is more blue than white, He hasn't lost his faith in God, and proudly wears a golden cross upon the blue embedding. There is more lining upon the coat, and it itself drags longer than ever that it appears like a "dress" at the ends. His crown is not upon his hair, but is worn like a tiara around his forehead. His shirt inside looks the same, as the black strips are still visible from his collar. His sleeves are puffier, similar to the old kings in Europe. He now wears a blue cape on the back of his attire.
AgingYoung Ky is only seen in the manga version. He wears a rather luxurious attire for a boy, in aristocratic fashion. His hair style looks fairer and straightly cut, but I assume it is due to the art style of the manga artist. I personally like to pictureKy having this style in the past, before he indulged his life into warfare. Another quirk of this young Ky is how "pretty" the artist made him. I can honestly say that I thought he was a girl when I first saw him.
In his adolescent years, he holds a younger, less confident voice. It is clearly due to the responsibilities at the time as a soldier, and the Drama CD Side Red/Black reveals, his doubts as a leader. A young boy of sixteen with the world on his shoulders is no cakewalk, of course, as he questions his mistakes and concerns. In the beginning of a speech, he almost stutters before beginning. Despite his very young age, the boy is considered a prodigy - a genius.
This is the Ky we see more often. Ky has grown to a far young man, though its a bit hard to compare to his younger years. Depending on the art style, Ky may have lost weight, looks more feminine, and grown his hair, or has a more masculine body structure.
Ky could possibly be around thirty or so, yet he hasnít aged too drastically. He still holds a young appearance, although I detect some wrinkles and worn-out features. His hair got longer, but his skin holds no difference. Clearly though, as he now has a family and a kingdom, he would be more mature and serious.