Kikune as she appears in the manga.
|Age||Probably in her 20s|
|Occupation||Lady-in-waiting of Roseamanelle|
Kikune is a minor character in the 07-Ghost series. She is one of Ouka's three ladies-in-waiting.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
In the Japanese language, 'kiku' can mean 'chrysanthemum branch' and 'ne' can mean 'root'.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Physical appearance[edit | edit source]
Kikune is tall and slim, with long, straight, dark-coloured hair and narrow, dark-coloured eyes. A coloured picture on the cover of volume 11 shows that she has dark blue/purple hair and light blue eyes. Her height and build are similar to Gyokuran's and Ohruri's.
Clothing[edit | edit source]
Kikune is always seen in civilian clothing. When she debuted, she wore a lacy, beribboned shawl.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Kikune is the calmest and most reserved of the trio, rarely smiling or showing any facial expressions, and has a deadpan sense of humour. However, she is also kind and helpful.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Like Gyokuran and Ohruri, despite being obligated to care for Ouka as her servant, Kikune has been shown to genuinely care for Ouka, and seems to be a mother figure or older sister figure to the princess.
Gyokuran and Ohruri[edit | edit source]
Kikune spends a great deal of time with Gyokuran and Ohruri, all three of them being attendants of Ouka, and gets along well with both of them. Kikune usually reacts with apathy or indifference to Gyokuran's outbursts.
Kikune and Hakuren seem to get along well. Like Ohruri, Kikune does not share Gyokuran's apparent dislike of Hakuren. However, she does seem to share Gyokuran's disdain for the Oak Family, as in manga chapter 63, when Hakuren tells her, Gyokuran, Ouka, and Ohruri about his 'woman sickness' and the cause of it, she is shown thinking to herself, 'As expected of the Oaks...'.
Like Gyokuran and Ohruri, Kikune is mildly curious about Teito.
Abilities and Attributes[edit | edit source]
She has been shown to know how to construct self-defense items. Ouka has used a staff made by her to stun the loanshark Parl.
Manga synopsis[edit | edit source]
Kikune plays a relatively minor role in the series. She first appeared when Ouka was at the Krat House with Teito, and searched for her with Gyokuran and Ohruri. The three women appeared again, along with Hakuren, when they eventually found Ouka and convoyed her back to the royal palace.
Kikune appeared a few more times in the royal palace, and along with Gyokuran, Ohruri and Hakuren, accompanied Ouka to the Hawkzile race. Kikune was also present at Ouka's birthday ball, where she quietly observed Ouka's fiance candidates. When the ball was abruptly brought to an end, Kikune presumably evacuated with Ohruri and Hakuren while Gyokuran restrained Ouka, who wanted to search for Teito. Her eventual fate is uncertain.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- "They fell from the sky. You don't understand the public order of the sky, Gyokuran."