Here's Manan Kia again. I had a day dream about her having longer hair when she got older so this is how she'll appear in Manan form in the second adventure, Kao the Ninja Kid 2. In the spin offs, despite being 16 years old in those games (the first set), you'll have the option of changing her hairstyle.
Kia's Manan form as explained earlier exists mostly to keep her true identity a secret from Kao Ninjaratzu as she tries to "revive" her father. She often has a creepy and overly confident persona about her, but secretly, Kia loves the thrill of being mortal. It's kind of the reason why Kiara let Siberia be the creator and she a mere goddess who can interact with the world and expect surprises. Sadly, Kia Stealthinja meets her demise when accidently diving into Sylvia's scythe while trying to jump into the Starmaninjian underworld. Since Sylvia is a being of a higher plane, Kia's death was more or less permanent, but despite that, Kiara decided to use the now deceased body as a puppet named Shredda who works for Soula and took the Ratzu form as an alternate appearance to be with her son, who was canonically born from Kia, not Kiara exactly.
and yes, to reiterate, Manans do have paws like other Starmaninjians, but they are plantigrade and much smaller. Kia's pretty much one of the only Manans who wears open toe shoes however cause it happens to resemble ninja boots and helps her disguise. Most manans wear closed toe boots because thier feet aren't as durable, but Kia admits several times she likes to live on the edge of death, despite the irony.
Kia Stealthinja is copyright to Kao Ninjaratzu.
Yes, Kia dying seems kind of uncharacteristic of the Starmaninjian universe, but the whole "Separation of the body and soul" theme is actually a very common one and is the thesis of Kao's character, with Kao Ratzu being a spirit and Kao Ninjaratzu being a body. Kiara doesn't revive Kia Stealthinja because she wanted to stress that even though her body may be gone, she's still very much alive. Mostly to teach her mother to not fear death anymore and finally break her out of her depression. It works, but ironically, it's then that Kao Ratzu reveals he's still alive too. Something Kiara didn't even know until she did that. Despite this, she still keeps the form as a goddess, but does so by flipping her hair over her ear to change between Kia and Solera.
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09 Sep 2015 01:49 CEST
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