Kali Angel was an eventual antagonist in Gravity Rush 2. She was the adoptive daughter of Dr. Brahman and acted as one of the guardians of Hekseville after the disappearance of Kat. Kali was widely regarded as a superhero in Hekseville as she displayed inhuman abilities and protected the citizens by fighting against crime or any form of threat that may have injured the people of Hekseville.
Before Gravity Rush 2Edit
Kali was kidnapped along with her sister Durga by Dr. Brahman, which sparked the Missing Orphans Case. This was due to the fact that she matched some sort of genetic profile that allowed her to be imbued with powerful abilities in the service of Brahman's plan.
She was separated from her sister and eventually became the so-called protector of Hekseville in Kat's place until the events of Gravity Rush 2.
Gravity Rush 2Edit
When Kat refused to assist in Brahman's plan, she attempted to kill Kat. Kat was saved by Raven, but Raven also brought along her sister Durga (Cecie). Kali became obsessed with making Durga stop acting like Cecie and regain her twisted personality, becoming gradually more unhinged.
When Kali and Durga's attempt to enact Brahman's plan failed, and Durga reverted to her Cecie personality, Kali went insane and her regeneration abilities ran amok, absorbing Durga and turning her into a hideous blob-like mass. She was defeated by Kat and Raven, saving the city and resulting in her death.
As one would expect from an angel, Kali is completely dressed in white. Her attire consists of a highly revealing studded top with tasselled sleeves and a large button with a star in the centre, gloves that reach just above her elbows, very high shorts (also tasselled at the ends), a pair of decorative wings on her back, a double belt that act as gun holsters, and a pair of boots that go up to her thighs (though it's possible they are stockings of some sort). She carries a pair of pistols around with her, but she is never seen using them. Part of her angelic attire was a black mask, which was all that remained of Kali when she eventually died.
Kali herself has bleach-blonde shoulder-length hair and eyes that are a pale shade of purple. Her skin has a similar tone to that of a slight sun-burn.
Kali is egotistical and dismissive of gravity shifters. She is opportunistic and treats her superhero status as a way to remain in the limelight, unlike Kat, who helps people for the sake of helping them. She takes a condescending tone when addressing Kat, calling her a "copy Kat" and acting amused at the Gravity Queen's occasional mishaps, but she maintains a superficially cordial relationship with Kat.
When Kat confronted her about her plot with Brahman, however, Kali's façade finally breaks, and she told Kat that she hated her. Her mental state seriously deteriorated thereafter, and she eventually descended into madness.
Kali's fighting abilities were supported by her superhuman strength and the ability to quickly heal her wounds thanks to her crystallization abilities.
Unlike Durga, her angel wings were only a decorative part of her costume. She must grow crystal floating islands in the sky to remain afloat. She grew actual wings briefly, before being taken out by Lisa.
General Public Edit
At the outset of Kat's return to Hekseville, Kali was utterly adored by the public; children looked up to her as a role model, and teenagers fawned over her, including Arquebus Academy's student reporter. She was also popular enough to have her own TV slot. However, once her actions and true nature are exposed, public opinion of her instantly sours, with the student reporter going so far as to burn every picture he has of her.
Kali appeared to be quite mutual with Kat when the two first met. She was willing to assist Kat in eliminating Scarabs or Rebels when they started causing trouble. Kali took every opportunity to tease and patronize Kat, whether she was dressing up as Kali, or when she is almost on the receiving end of a sneak attack from one of the rebels.
When Dr. Brahman's plans were exposed however, Kali quickly grew a deep hatred towards Kat, so much so that she was perfectly willing to kill her given the opportunity. When she was able to put both Kat and Raven down, she took immense pleasure in it, cackling maniacally, and was angered when Yunica and Permet kept her from finishing them off.
Dr. Brahman Edit
Kali was highly devoted to her adoptive father. She confirmed that he was responsible for giving her the angel powers she possessed during Gravity Rush 2. She would do anything to make her father happy, and was more than okay with being a part of his plans, no matter how insane or extreme they might have been. She would seek comfort from her father if she failed to do a job he asked her to do, such as bringing Kat into custody after they framed her for murder.
Kali made a brief appearance in the second episode of the OVA, when she was a child. She had spoken dialogue in both episodes.
Gravity Rush 2 Edit
Story Episodes Edit
Side Missions Edit
- Kali and her sister, Durga Angel, appear to take their names from the Hindu goddesses Kali and Durga. Kali has played many roles in the HIndu tradition, but she is frequently revered as a destroyer of evil and a goddess of time, as her name is related to the Sanskrit term kāla (time). In a similar vein, their father shares his name with the Hindu concept of Brahman, the ultimate reality that underpins the fabric of the universe.
- Kali's final boss form bears some resemblance to the monstrous mutation Tetsuo Shima undergoes at the end of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira. Both characters lose control of their powers and become gigantic aberrations, and both absorb other characters nearby (Kaori in Tetsuo's case, Cecie in Kali's case).