Kea Bird or just “Kea” (A.K.A. “The Bird Who Tells the Half-Truth”, formally known as “The Bird Who Tells Only Lies”)Appearance:World/Game (Disney & Final Fantasy respectively):
WonderlandWeapon of Choice/Magical Abilities:Weapon of Choice
• Black Beak----
A gift given to Kea by the Dodo Bird of Wonderland, this is Kea’s primarily weapon other than his more natural forms of weaponry. The Black Beak holds the appearance of a walking can, but hidden inside its hallowness there lies a blade. The blade is thin and has one sharp point at the end, used mostly in a piercing fashion. Black Beak gets its name from its appearance, which has the head of a bird at the hooked end. Sometimes when Kea is not using the Black Bird’s blade he uses the hook as a grappling hook. It is useful to cling on to loose, high places, and swing to the enemy, or to swing down a clothesline to get to a faraway plane. Kea also uses the blunt end of the walking cane, to strike at a person’s head in order to knock them out, or strike at their feet. Kea carries this cane at all times, liking to make people think that it’s a normal, everyday cane until he whips out the blade it hides. He also enjoys using it to beat foolish people.Strength Focus:
Physical Attacks and Intelligence Personality:
Kea is a lovable bird. He’s annoying to be sure, confusing to be sure, but still lovable. A lot of people are confused by his words and are even more confused by their meaning. Kea lives up to his Wonderland Title. Most of his words may seem like the truth, and you may very well thank they are the truth, but it must be remembered that everything the Kea Bird tells you is almost always the half truth. Like all Keas, “The Bird Who Tells the Half Truth” is rather an intelligent fellow who behaves like a gentleman with a large sense of social standing. In the past he was described as a manipulative fellow who told only lies, but ones that were so convincing people couldn’t help but believe them. He also had an eye out for shiny things, much like a crow or a raven. He STILL has an eye for shiny things and things with glamour. He simply won’t take anything less. This is part of the reason for him leaving Wonderland in favor of other worlds. He wanted to find treasures that were really out of the ordinary. Kea loves new things, with a curiosity that can rival that of Alice’s. He will find out as much about something as he could, even if it meant certain death. He will question others if he needs to. Questions directed towards him are often not wise. The only thing he’ll give you about him and his past are half-lies which are meant to confuse you rather than clear things up for you. If someone tells him something and doesn’t clearly want him to tell you such things, he will attempt to lead you around the truth in favor of something you would like to hear. But despite his adaptability towards manipulation there are ways to trick him into telling you the information you want to know. Either get him to give away the answer in the shape of a so called “half truth” or gain his trust. Kea has a big enough heart to fall for those he finds charming and even care for them as a good friend. If he happens to care for you there’s a good chance he would defend you until death.
…That is unless the other side offers a deal he can’t refuse, but there’s a good chance that won’t happen. Background:
Back then, Kea was a liar and a thief. He was the third eldest son in a nest of Kea birds, and was named “Little Liar” by his nest mother. Later on the citizens of Wonderland came to know him as “The Bird Who Tells Only Lies”. His partner in crime was a prankster crow named Rook who was known for cheating during a chess game against the Queen of Hearts. Rook was the brains of the groups, while Kea was the actor. Rook would cleverly come up with ways to steal the best loot, and Kea would cover for Rook while the crow swiftly grabbed the treasure. They were a notorious duo, Rook and Kea, a problem for even the knight. Eventually the Queen of Hearts captured them into her palace’s chamber, and they were scheduled for execution.
The crows heard of their kin’s imprisonment, and their anger was kindled against the Queen of Hearts. The chief of the crow flock meet with the queen, and demanded she release Rook. Naturally the queen refused, and called for the beheading of the chief. This act angered the crow flock even more, and the chief’s son declared war on the Court of Hearts. In response to such declaration, the queen’s royal advisor suggested she kept Rook alive for bribery uses. In a fit of rage, the queen beheaded Rook. Feeling like he was next in line, Kea quickly gained relations with his jailer. By earning his trust, Kea hoped to gain a position in the Court of Hearts. On the day of his beheading, Kea convinced the queen to grant him a last word before she could behead him. In a charismatic speech he told the court he wished to aide them in the war against the crow army. He was lying of course (for he was still known as “The Bird Who Tells Only Lies”), the court suspected so, but the queen was swayed by his charismatic voice and agreed to relieve him of his sentence. Shocked but not wanting to anger their queen, the court reluctantly agreed, with a little reassurance that the Kea Bird had at least useful information on the crows. Kea was given command over a portion of the queen’s army.
“The Bird Who Tells Only Lies” proved to be an adept fighter, preferring flight over horse and his own beak over the sword and shield of the king. The crow chief’s son was shocked to see a former ally of the crows fighting against them, but never-the-less ordered his troops not to cease the war. Kea had slain crows right from left, even more than the king’s knight. In no time at all Kea earned even the favor of the queen, and earned jealousy from the queen’s court. They said he was planning something, what exactly he was plotting was up to debate, but there was agreement that perhaps he was going to avenge his friend and assassinate the queen. Meanwhile Kea continued to advance into crow territory. The chief’s son began to grow nervous by Kea’s advances, and called for aide from other crows in Wonderland. Unfortunately for the anxious crow, Kea had finally reached the walls of his fortress, with the terms of his surrender.
A treaty was signed that day. Kea wanted the crow flock to fly to his family’s land and build for themselves a new life over there. He told the chief’s son that Rook would not want his kin quarreling with the king for his sake, a lowly thief of all people! The Kea Birds and the Crows have had a peaceful relationship for over ten generations, and the relationship between the Crows and the Court of Hearts were strained even before the death of Rook. He also told them that he would go back to the court and convinced them the crows did not accept the terms of surrender, and he had slain them all and burned their nests. The crows half-heartedly agreed, choosing to trust the Kea Bird’s judgment. The crows escaped through a series of underground tunnels (where they were no doubt aided by moles) unknown to Kea’s army whom he told nothing of the plan to. He exited the fortress and informed his troops the crows did not indeed surrender and that they were to burn their nests. The army believed him, and did as they were ordered. Successfully the Court of Hearts was led to believe that the crow threat was done with. Successfully the crows were put under the wing of their kea allies and had avoided detection by the queen’s court. Back at the court Kea was revered as a hero, and was presented with his weapon of choice the Black Beak by none other than the Dodo Bird. On that day forth he was known as "The Bird Who Tells the Half Truth". This was a hint that the court had grown to trust him, but they didn't trust him fully yet. His life was then filled with riches and glamour, but deep within Kea’s heart he knew that he wanted more.
One day, Kea was strolling through the queen’s garden, enjoying the smell of red roses. But, while he was in the garden Wonderland was suddenly being attacked by a herd of Heartless. The White Rabbit was on his way to warn Kea of the attack, but found he was no longer in the garden. He had fallen through a barrier between the worlds. Stats:Sword----
3Theme: Modest Mouse – “Willful Suspension of Disbelief”Notes:Kea are known for their intelligence and curiosity, both vital to their survival in a harsh mountain environment. Kea can solve logical puzzles, such as pushing and pulling things in a certain order to get to food, and will work together to achieve a certain objective.
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~A good example of why Kea Birds are annoying.