Enki (エンキ, Enki), real name Miki Kinoshita (三木木下, Kinoshita Miki). Is an altered residing in Area D as well as an examiner under Asura's West block. Initially an antagonist she found herself involved with Jin & company; ultimately becoming a steadfast ally to the group.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 History
- 4 Plot
- 4.1 Gate D Arc
- 4.2 Superpower District Arc
- 4.3 Invisible Chains Arc
- 4.4 Reward of Courage
- 4.5 Witch of the West
- 4.6 Memory Labyrinth
- 4.7 The Chains of the Beast King
- 4.8 Eclipse Prison
- 4.9 The Hamelin Twins
- 4.10 Guard's District
- 4.11 At the Tower of Judgment
- 4.12 The Top of the Fierce Tower
- 4.13 Farewell, Superpower District
- 4.14 Resistance
- 4.15 Armageddon
- 5 Abilities
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Trivia
- 8 References
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Enki is fair skinned with long curly red hair and blue eyes. Wears a verticle stripped cap with a star on the far left, black colorings on the sides and different colored lining patterns on it's bill. Adorns a tank top for a shirt that shows off her fit yet very slender figure coupled with hot pants and high heels. A rather firey beauty with a hot persona to match. She appears to be in her early or mid twenties.
After six months Enki changed her outfit to boots, cargo pants with a chain tied to the right and a clear colored belt, fingerless leather gloves, a ragged tank top and a plain dark colored cap. Her hair is now asymmetrical on the right side.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Has the id traits of a cat including the curiosity, but one thing she holds to more than anything is pride. Enki is rather boastful about her skills and it infuriates her greatly when her ego is tarnished. She's proven that she can be quite territorial, going as far as incinerating allies just to keep after her prey. In a nutshell she can be quite haughty as well as stubborn and easy to hold a grudge against those who have wounded her reputation.
History[edit | edit source]
Miki Kinoshita became a wanted criminal after being framed for an arson that took place in Kobe.
Trying to find the real culprit and clean her name Miki investigated the case for over a month. While on the task she discovered her powers and got arrested. It seems that Miki found out who the arson was but refused to tell as it appears to be someone close to her.
Miki took the alias "Enki" before or shortly after entering Area D where she joined Asura's faction when the latter established herself as the boss of the west.
She has been in Area D for almost 3 years.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Enki acted as Asura's examiner. She introduced herself to Jin and Mika along with her ability. Asura commented on Enki's approach to the trials, saying that Enki fights to defeat her opponents instead of just measuring their abilities; Asura also confirmed that Enki has never experienced defeat at the hands of newcomers and how she is a fearsome opponent.
She fought Jin and Mika and had trouble dealing with the later Space-Eater. She pursued the duo to Gate D and claimed that Jin could not steal her abilities due to them not being made for close combat and that she figured out Mika's Space-Eater range. When she thought of them as cornered, Jin made 3 vacuums with Mika's abilities that bent Enki's Bastet's Claw; this allowed Jin to get close to Enki and steal her powers thus earning a virtual victory.
As Jin refused to finish her, she felt ridiculed and went berserk on enemies & allies alike. Another examiner took Enki out of the battle zone much to her chagrin.
Enki was eavesdropping Jin's talk with Soga about his reasons to be in Area D. Enki was surprised to know that Jin has a brother. After a fight broke out Enki protected Mika with her Bastet's Claw, she berated Tera for attacking a child and challenged him. Tera answered with his sharp icicles but as soon as she prepared to counter-attack the jailer's alarm sounded and everyone scattered. Jin was grateful but Enki told him that she was not his ally; he followed by asking about the ruckus and Enki told him that since they are in a prison there are jailers and that Area D was no different from hell.
Enki explained the jailer's background and also the "three-outs" rule which states that after 3 infractions the prisoner will get shot to death. Enki heard Jiga blaming Jin for the "Lotus Flower Incident" an event that took 20,000 lives and is considered history's worst altered terrorist incident.
After Jin left the place, Enki followed him with the rest of the group telling him that she got 2 out of 3 outs in the last skirmish and came to complain, but she also told him that no terrorist returns to help comrades and for that reason she does not believe Jin to be one.
Trying to get information from an uncooperative Jin about his brother Kaito snaps at his silence and says that they all believe in him and that they were friends but Enki quickly disregarded the association speaking her distaste for fake friendships and that she is just there because she wanted a rematch with Jin. As Kaito was showing the crew his powers as a sign of trust Enki noticed danger outside and told them to put out the lights predicting an ambush. Enki recognized Isobe as the leader of the attack.
After defeating Kidou of the east Jin demanded Enki's release. Enki was not pleased, thinking he did it only to get information about Asura and attacked him. Jin told her he wanted information but not about Asura, instead he wanted to know about the place she was being held captive as her senses were the best out of the three hostages. Enki admired Jin's determination to rescue his friends and cut his hair as an apology for her outburst.
Enki told Jin about Asura's background and how she changed the way women live in Area D. Enki warned him about Asura and promised to tell about her time captive if he survives. Kaito interrups the talk by relaying a message from Asura's buttler. The group sans Enki dress up for Asura's reception and went to the West block.
At Asura's mansion Enki got punished by her leader for fraternizing with Jin. After an apparent dinner and failing negotiations, Asura revealed that they are under her Greek Tragedy while Enki was being used as bait for them to lower their guards and then explained that Jin deserves to die due to his sense of priorities. Thanks to Mariko's undead status the group could escape from Greek Tragedy and Jin, not wanting to put Enki in a bad position with her comrades, choose to leave but were stopped by Asura's maids. Enki took the job of keeping them busy feeling she has yet to pay her debt to Jin, she sends them off expressing her wish for a rematch with him.
Enki got caught in the Greek Tragedy when Asura snapped at Jin for looking through her heart. She recognized the place they were (Tokyo) and after an altered went out of control she tried to stop him using her powers just to find out she could not do so. Enki realized that the reason for it was because they were in the past. She saw Jin's memories with the rest of the group.
Out of Jin's Greek Tragedy Enki & company got trapped into another Greek Tragedy to avoid interference in the death match between Jin and Asura in which Jin emerged victorious. Gilman from the Übermensch Union demanded Asura's corpse and Enki inquired the reason and it was a grisly one. Gilman found death at the hands of south's leader Gozu and a fight between him and Jin broke out, Jin then reminded Enki about the promise they made before Asura's battle.
In their way to Gozu's territory they got themselves surrounded by local altereds but a girl named Luna who was identified as the true leader of the south soothed the hostility. Rio talked with Enki about Luna's status as a leader behind her back, but Luna who was aware of their conversation corrected them about it, saying that it was more of an exchange of protection for her abilities. After being convinced by Kaito to help Luna and her sister Rio asked Enki for her information about the Übermensch Union. With her doubts about the usefulness of the information Enki told the group the characteristics of the place she was being kept. Prompt to lose her temper she tried to use her Bastet's Claw to no avail. Doctor Soga told them that this was because of a phenomenon called "eclipse" and with this information he sets the next destination to the east block so they can find a scientist named Moly who expertises in eclipse.
Before reaching east block Enki warned the crew about their status as friends of Kidou's killer.
Arriving at east block they were greet by havoc caused by the übermensch union taking territory with Kidou no loner in power, this infuriated Enki but Rio told her to focus then suddenly they were attacked by the Nutcracker. Enki tried to fend him off but was driven away by the explosions. The group was saved by an eclipse affected area and professor machine guns. Enki expressed concern about the rumors she heard regarding the professor.
Enki and the group found Molly playing galges and were left speechless. Molly did not recognized them and threatened with a machine gun but Enki yelled saying that he was the one who authorized them and remarked with annoyance his bad memory.
In exchange for the information Molly made the girls do cosplay. Enki got fed up with the cosplay session and tried to leave. Molly told her that patience is required in order to obtain intelligence. Mariko stated that the reason for Enki's hurry was because she felt responsible for Jin's captive friends, then revealed that eclipse is affecting her (as she is a reanimated corpse) but decided not to tell to avoid making things worse. Enki reprimanded her as it would actually make things worse and cried about how since meeting the group she has been acting out of character. Enki tried to take the group out of the lab again and threatened Molly with her cats just to notice that her powers are coming back; eclipse was fading out.
With eclipse out of the picture Molly had his powers back, this changed in no manner Enki's thoughts on the professor and was just disgusted at his change in appearance. Molly then not only revealed that Enki's true name is Miki Kinoshita but also all that led her to be in Area D which was a case of arson. Enki cut Molly short as soon as he tried to reveal the identity of the arsonist. When Molly revealed Kaito's background and after the latter snapped at him Enki was surprised to see him lose his usual composture. Molly used his ability to show places where eclipse happens with 3 of them with eclipse fixed and not on his control; those places were too far away to explore for the time they had so Enki wanted to narrow it down. Rio prompted Enki for ideas but she yelled that it was too sudden yet after burning some neurones she recalled the noise of the wind and massive creaking sounds. Molly narrowed it down to the amusement park.
Reaching the amusement park Molly made the girls and Kaito wear another cosplay outfit much to their annoyance and his desire to be with Enki & Rio for the search party in the form of a hug was meet with kicks.
The girls & old man's group started with some sexual harassment by Molly's part as they enter a haunted house. Enki got scared by a skeleton and lighted up the place with her cats stating her dislike for the place. Thinking about what kind of man Jin is Molly inquired Enki about it, making her rant about Jin's past deeds and how he put his faith in her as an ally. Rio noticed that Enki's words and expression were not matched and spoke her mind on it, prompting a quick reaction from Enki but the professor changed the subject to the fact that they are far from the close at first exit.
Losing patience with the never ending haunted house Enki got into an argument with Rio. After confirming that the hallway is looping the group is attacked by a scarecrow, one that Enki easily burns. Molly explains that their attackers are the Klein sisters then suddenly a puppet lion appears and while Rio is looking for the puppeteer Enki deals with it. After some trouble, Enki defeats the puppet just to be challenged now by a tin man. Meanwhile Rio found out where the sisters are and threw the portrait in which they were hiding for Enki to burn. With nowhere to hide anymore the sisters fled the scene. Enki and Rio high-fived for a job well done.
The group noticed as they approached the ferris wheel that Enki's cats disappeared, meaning that they have entered an eclipse zone.
Later they found an injured Kaito and asked for an explanation.
Back from the amusement park Rio noticed Jiga's helicopters heading to the north. Enki asked if Jin was there.
Enki was present with Rio to hear Owl's Eye's demands.
As Jin struggled fighting Mizuki from the übermensch union he was saved at the nick of time by Enki who used her Bastet's claw to evaporate Mizuki's water needles. Jin thanked for Enki's arrival but she reprimanded him saying he was too hard to find. Suddenly Mizuki sent a water torrent that crashed on Enki's abdomen, leaving her on the ground. Mizuki changed tactics from water needles to water spears and dared Enki to evaporate it. Feeling outmatched as she dodged, Enki called for a retreat to which Jin did not comply, reassuring her that they can win as he holds Enki and her hand to borrow her ability for a combination attack much to her embarrassment. This union presents itself as a giant fire feline launched at Mizuki.
The combined efforts of Jin & Enki surpasses Mizuki's attack as she is blown away. Jin holds Enki in the aftermath and Enki flustered shoved him away. Mizuki stands again and barks at Enki, saying she is acting cocky just for holding hands with a man. Whilst Mizuki prepares for a great attack she is knocked out cold by a surprise lock by Rio. Enki then yells at the naked Rio to put some clothes.
Out in the streets Rio annoys Enki about her seemingly new friend. As she correctly guesses the weak enemy defence on their current position Enki questions Kakuta about his involvement with prisoners, more specifically if he is not afraid of them. Kakuta replies that Jin made him forget about it and that now his previous beliefs about altered have become meaningless. He wonders if Enki agrees and startled she just thinks that Kakuta understands Jin well.
Entering a building Rio unlocked Enki ponders where to go, Kakuta answers that they should find the guard's storage room. Enki notices some liquid falling on her cap and horrified notifies Jin about the children plasted on the ceiling. They reach the prepetrator but he escapes to another room using his powers. Enki rushes to the room before the group and activates her powers as it was a dark room. The sculptor ambushes them and Enki is trapped on the wall. Rio, who was immune to being trapped due to her abilities knees the sculptor, then nonchalantly excuses her nudity and Enki gets angry at her desinhibition. As Jin emerged victorious from the battle against the sculptor thanks to Rio's ability, Enki gets flustered at his nudity.
Later Enki and the rest of the group guides the rescued hostages to safety. She was with the rest of the group sans Jin to see the recovered Kaito return and was informed by Satoru about Jin's intent to rescue Mika from Owl's Eye.
Enki along with Satoru, Rio and Kaito reach Jin after his fight with Garan, but the reunion is cut short as he loses consciousness from his injuries. Hearing Kakuta say that Jin died distressed Enki to the point of tears and as she was going to get closer she gets scolded by doctor Soga, who came with Mariko to verify Jin's condition.
Whilst a rampaging Sou targets the recovering Jin, Enki steps into the fray confident in her powers. However her flames proved to be insuficient to take on the amorphous Sou.
After Jin recovers, Enki praised doctor Soga for saving him. Jin then instructed Rio to find structure for Enki to destroy which she does and thanks to their team work Sou is defeated promting Enki for a cheer.
The Top of the Fierce Tower[edit | edit source]
Going to confront Owl's Eye Enki mocks Kaito asking if he is scared then in the 15th floor she tells Jin how far she has tagged with the team and how Jin can't bore her, he apoligizes for dragging her this long but Enki eases his concerns saying there is need for apologies as she is having fun thanks to him, the talk is literally cut short as Owl's Eye cuts Satoru by surprise in front of everyone. Owl's Eye then boast about how he could have killed them with his attack and Enki screams his name in anger.
Facing an unstable Mika promps Rio to jump past Enki to get near Jin. Mika uses her ability and Jin disappears, Enki screams and thinking the worst falls in despair although is quickly picked up by Mariko, she angrily protests but Kaito tells her Jin is okay, she yells for an explanation and he answers her by revealing the nature of Mika's ability.
Enki was completely surprised at the fact that Asura was still alive.
After the battle against Owl's Eye and Jin's encounter with his brother Ray, Enki and the rest got delegated to different housing districts. She was sent to the second housing district.
Farewell, Superpower District[edit | edit source]
As everyone was bidding their goodbyes, Enki gave Jin a farewell kiss, saying that she finally got the better of him.
Resistance[edit | edit source]
After six months Enki showed up with the resistance group in housing district #2 as they were planning a counter assault. Enki declared that while in agreement with the rest of the resistance about the attack she and Kaito want to see with their own eyes if Jin is truly responsible for the current state of Area D.
A surprise bombardment product of leaked intel ravaged the district. Enki and Kaito rushed to warn their companions, in their task a sudden debris was upon them but Ryo protected the group with his ability.
Armageddon[edit | edit source]
After escaping through the sewers Enki interrupted the arguing betweeen Kaito and Ryo to pay attention to the army around them. The group was attacked by Giry using his petrification powers but the timely arrival of Satoru who reasoned with Giry helped them escape.
After Zero's defeat Enki took notice on something going out of the pursuit train and later the coming of attack helicopters.
Enki showed up with Kaito and Satoru shortly after Soga came to tend to Ryo's wounds after his outrage. She stayed with the group to buy time for Jin as he went to confront Ray.
In the epilogue Enki, now as a normal human being, came to Jin, Ryo and Rio in a final meeting.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Bastet's Claw (バステトの爪, Basuteto no Tsume) enables Enki to give form to artificial beings using flames. When she summons her flames, her hands darken and grows claws similar to a cat. She creates feline creatures, which appears to have trident-like tattoos on their heads with the middle prong looking like a laminar flame from a candle, and constantly clad in flames. As Enki stated, her flame cats are used for long range combat. It is not known whether there is a limit to how many cats she can summon at once. If enraged, Enki's flames are intensified and her claws branch into a more demonic form, however she likely loses control of her powers.
Her abilities can be intensified in combination with Jin's, manifesting into a giant feline head.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Asura Saeki : Enki has nothing but respect for Asura. She is grateful to her for creating a safe place for women in the Darwinian Area D and holds no grudges even after being punished for doing small favors to enemies. She never thought of betraying her even after actively fighting her west comrades.
After Asura's death Enki still holds the same respect, getting furious at Gillman for wanting to desecrate her corpse.
Asura held Enki in high regard and even after punishing her for helping Jin she ultimately spared Enki out of the group from her Greek Tragedy.
Jin Kazaragi : Enki had a very rocky start with Jin, as she went ballistic at him for not finishing her off at gate D. Her defeat at Jin's hands was something her pride could not let go and has stalked him since, looking for a rematch as she considers him a formidable opponent. She was willing to share some information about the prison's rules with him.
After being captured by the übermensch union and later rescued by Jin her anger grew as she thought Jin did so to get information on Asura. Jin's selfless nature and determination to save his friends changed Enki's vision on him turning all her animosity into a crush. She groomed Jin's hair as an apology for burning his hand. Jin's trust in Enki made her affection for him grow to the point of love but she refuses to admit it. Enki gets flustered if she has body contact with Jin.
Enki was the most affected at Jin's apparent death, as she lost her composture and broke in tears. This makes Enki one of the most attached to Jin.
Enki gave Jin a farewell kiss as she was leaving to her new district.
Jin respects Enki and sees her as a friend worth of his trust, he is however oblivious of her feelings.
Rio Ibuki : the first time they talked Rio stated that they will most likely not get along to which Enki agreed, however Rio has been Enki's closest female ally in the story. The way they discuss and deal with each other can be compared to two sisters. Enki constantly contends with Rio's nudity and hates her lack of modesty.
Rio is the most aware of Enki's feelings for Jin as she quickly notices her change in expression when she talks about him, Rio also picks every opportunity to tease her about it.
Rio likes to bother Enki just for the sake of it.
Kaito Yuuki : Kaito has spent quite some time with Enki in the story, they get along fairly well and respect each other. Enki knows Kaito's calm demeanor enough to get surprised when he loses it.
They share the same opinion on making friends.
Mariko : Enki cares for Mariko and does not think of her as just a reanimated corpse. She berated Mariko for not talking about her condition in the eclipse zone and cried blaming her and Jin for making her act out character.
Isobe Shun : Enki knows Isobe and his gang. She judges him as someone who does not act rash.
Molly Gajiro : Enki thinks very low of the professor as she views him as a shameless pervert. The professor's physical approach to Enki has been answered with kicks and insults.
Übermensch Union : Enki hates the organization and has a personal feud against them for being held hostage and for making Jin fight Asura.
Bingam Kakuta : Enki seems completely neutral towards Kakuta's position as a guard and was more interested in his opinion about working with prisoners.
Kakuta is aware of Enki's feelings for Jin.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Enki stated that she has the qualifications to be a beautician.
- Enki has been an inmate in Area D for about 3 years and managed herself with no affiliations for 1 year.
- Enki has 2 out of 3 "outs".
- Enki loves the Wizard of Oz.
- Enki is featured on Volume 6's cover.
- Enki may have an inner fascination with fire as scientists stated that the altered's powers are the reflection of their heart's deepest desires.
- She is the sculptor's work #284, baptized "The awakening of spring".
- It was never known who the true arsonist was nor why Enki refused to reveal it.
References[edit | edit source]
- Altered. 09, Enki appears. Asura describes Enki's behavior as an examiner. Enki is defeated by Jin.
- Altered. 10, A frustrated Enki is taken out of the area for her rampage.
- Altered. 14, Enki watches the group from afar.
- Altered. 16, Enki eavesdropping on Jin & Soga.
- Altered. 17, Enki protects Mika and challenges Tera.
- Altered. 18, Enki describes the jailers.
- Altered. 19, Enki tags along with the group and speaks her mind on Jin.
- Altered. 20, Enki reveals her reasons for tagging along and alerts the group of danger.
- Altered. 26, Enki is shown prisoner of the Übermensch Union
- Altered. 35, A released Enki misrepresents Jin's intentions. Enki cuts Jin's hair as an apology.
- Altered. 36, Enki describes Asura's rule on West block and promises the information Jin desires if he survives.