Akira Kojima is a Blacklist hunter, commonly known by his alias "Dead Man". He is a manipulator who is able to manipulate his own shadow and the shadows of others. His signature ability of using other people's shadows to bring back dead corpses is the reason he received his alias.
Akira has an average build and tanish skin. He is usualy seen with his helmet on and no one has ever seen his facial features, excluding his eyes. His casual attire is a black dome helmet, a black trench coat, black-and-white-striped armor, and black boots. He is never seen wearing anything else.
Unlike many other blacklist hunters who have a strong sense of justice or vengeance, Akira has a cool demeanor, always having a level head during serious situations. He seems to have a serious attitude towards death, picking a fight with anyone who causes death and/or believes that death is a joke. It seems, because of this, that Akira uses his manipulation ability to bring the dead back to life, wanting to give them purpose after death. He can take a joke pretty well and is very nice when talking to friends or strangers. His sense of character in others also makes him very judgemental of people he sees.
Akira isn't known to have any connections with people.
Not much is known about Akira, except that he took a Hunter's Exam and passed.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
When he was a kid, Akira was taught the ways of many martial arts, enhanced skills, espionage tactics, and strategic abilities by a variety of masters. Those skills are:
- Advanced Hand-to-Hand Combat
- Enhanced Senses
- Enhanced Agility
- Enhanced Strength
- Enhanced Durability
- Enhanced Reflexes
- Bodily Function Control
- Tactical Analysis & Planning
Akira is a manipulator, specializing in the manipulation of shadows. He uses shadows as his main source of manipulating living and non-living things. If he physically takes someone's shadow and doesn't replace it with a bat stamp shadow, that person will turn to ash in sunlight.
- "People can decide what to do. But shadows are a completely different story."
- "I'll give you to the count of 3 before I punch you." (waits 1 second) "3." (punches the person very hard)
- "I am a man of strength, bravery, dauntlessness, I am..." (curtain is opened) "AHHHH!!! TURN OFF THE LIGHT!!!"
- "Fishing is my hobby. Fishing is my enjoyment. You get in my way and you're going to die."
- "Tragic. TRAGIC!"
- Akira's Nen ability is based off of Gekko Moria's Kage Kage no Mi from One Piece
- Because of his attachment to darkness, Akira is sensitive towards light.
- Akira's favorite pass-time is fishing