|“||Humans just want to fear us, so we'll give them fear. Once their summer is ruined, their cities are crippled, and they're cut off from their friends and families like we are, then we'll make our announcement to the world. They brought this upon themselves, and they have no one else to blame for all their loss. They'll be forced to let us back in, knowing all the while exactly who we are: better than them.||„|
|~ Ken to Antoshi, A Blond Ray of Sunshine, Part 5: Frozen Summer|
Ken is a character in A Blond Ray of Sunshine — a Pokémon fan fiction series that takes place in a future timeline, almost one hundred years after the events of Pokémon Red and Blue. Making his debut in Frozen Summer, he is portrayed as the 16-year-old stern and cold leader of his group, The Clique, consisting of his longtime friends, Celeste and Kage, and girlfriend, Myst. His appearance is that of a human mixed with the features of an Articuno, including three feathered crest on his forehead and long, blue wings sprouting from his shoulder blades. His background is shrouded in mystery, though it is revealed that he and his friends were all previously normal humans who went to the same school as Serenity.
Frozen Summer (2019)
Ken is the originator of the freak summer blizzard that expands rapidly over Routes 35, 36, 37, Goldenrod City, and later Ecruteak City. The blizzard causes havoc for people and Pokémon alike, locking down Goldenrod and causing life-threatening situations. After having defeated his friends, Antoshi, Latoshi, and Mitoshi stop the vortex Ken is creating to fuel and expand the blizzard. When Ken snaps out of his meditation, he panics over the sight of Myst laying unconscious after being defeated by Mitoshi. As he'd done with all of The Clique thus far, Antoshi attempts to reason with Ken and find a peaceful resolution. Ken, however, is adamant on continuing with their mission. He explains that humans have shunned, hurt, and outcast them, and that the blizzard is their way to gain revenge and prove that they should rule above humans as their betters.
Antoshi realizes there's no use in talking any further, challenging Ken to a fight in order to stop his cruel aspirations. Ken initially underestimates the boy, and is overwhelmed by Antoshi's speed and skill. However, Ken is much more durable than the sibling trio realize, and freezes Antoshi's arm before encasing his entire body in ice. Everyone is under the impression that Antoshi is killed by the frigid attack, but the blond-haired boy quickly manages to free himself and finds a new level of power after his near-death experience. Antoshi's speed becomes too much for Ken to deal with, and finds himself enveloped in a giant sphere of Antoshi's energy, which the boy calls Red Giant, burning Ken intensely before exploding.
While the siblings cheer Antoshi's victory, Ken plays possum for a short time before firing off a sneak attack in the form of a large, pointed icicle that catches Antoshi in the arm. Myst pleads with Ken not to continue, but Ken is too consumed with rage to listen, launching a barrage of similar icicle attacks which forces the siblings to team up and defend against them. One is deflected and buries in Ken's chest. Ken collapses, believing he's about to die, stating his farewells to his friends before falling unconscious. Antoshi, however, uses his new ability to heal with his Ki, managing to completely fix the hole in Ken's chest and revives him.
Ken is shocked that the boy would save him, and respects him for the great gesture. He and his friends understand that what he'd been saying all along about wanting a peaceful resolution was true. Just as Ken offers his friendship to them, Serenity appears and quickly recognizes the four members of The Clique as the same group that she used to know from her time in school. Ken wishes not to explain what happened to them, and she does not press the issue. She is just glad to see them again, and the two sides part ways on good terms. Within the next few days, the blizzard is completely gone and the snow begins to melt, allowing life to get back to normal after a very abnormal situation.
Powers and Stats
Classification: Human-Articuno hybrid
Attack Potency: At least City level (Created a massive blizzard that expanded from Goldenrod City, across Routes 35, 36, 37, and into Ecruteak City while continuing to grow larger)
Speed: High Hypersonic (Understands Celeste's level of speed and compares Antoshi's initial speed to it)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: At least City Class
Durability: At least Small City level (Endured an extended fight against a powered-up Antoshi)
Stamina: Is able to match Antoshi in an extended battle without resting much at all, as well as being unusually durable, getting up after being seemingly defeated time after time.
Range: Standard melee range. At least several hundred miles with weather manipulation.
Standard Equipment: None
Intelligence: Like Antoshi, he is a quick learner and strategist. He concocts the summer blizzard plan without being caught by anyone besides the sibling trio. He is able to see through Antoshi's ploys and formulates countermeasures.
Weaknesses: Is prone to losing his temper, especially when his friends are threatened. Is occasionally arrogant to the point of overconfidence.
- Air vacuum: Can rip away the air from a small area, preventing an opponent from breathing.
- Ice knuckle dusters: Covers his knuckles with ice in order to strengthen his striking power.
- Icicle projectiles: Creates any number of sharp, pointed icicles at varying sizes to hurl at opponents. Can use his wings to increase their projectile speed.