|Kian (Scenesys ID: 348)|
|Name:||Kían s'Kái'Erýn t'Káeh|
|Citizenship:||Akiár'tarékh (Akiár Imperium)|
|Groups:||Titans, Happy Harbor|
|Apparent Age:||21||Actual Age:||22 Earth equivalent|
20 home planet
|Date of Birth||23 Aug 1998||Played By|
|Hair Color:||Ruddy brown||Eye Color:||Hazel|
|Theme Song:||Learning to Fly, Pink Floyd - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVhNCTH8pDs|
A fish out of water—or at least a bird out of his usual sky. Kían is a small winged humanoid new to planet Earth. In fact, he's never heard of the place. Much to his surprise, he's also the first major mutation among his people in about a century or so—which mutation is responsible for him being on Earth in the first place. Under normal circumstances, he is a friendly and cheerful sort, but it's fair to say that these are not normal circumstances.
* 1998 (equivalent): Second-child of Kái and Erýn of clan Káeh is born on Kyshán, the oldest colony world of the Akiár Imperium. There is no indication that he is anything other than a perfectly normal member of his species.
* 2014 (equivalent): Second-child of Kái and Erýn completes his First Flight and takes the name Kían.
* 2016 (equivalent): Kían's powers first manifest while helping his mother Erýn prepare the family hopper for a suborbital flight to go visit family on the other side of Kyshán. A short triggered the power system and reacting entirely on reflex, Kían converted the entire output of the power overload into a small lump of 56Fe. It was at this point that his life ceased being his own.
* 2016-2020 (equivalent): Kían is studied at the Imperial University on Kyshán, gaining less insight into his powers than he would like, but along the way picking up the equivalent of a master's degree in atomic physics.
* 2020 (equivalent): Unable to learn anything further, it is decided to send Kían to the main Imperial University on Akiár, the homeworld itself. While en route, Kían's meta reacts or interacts or… something… with the ship's stardrive—at the moment the ship is converted to tachyonic matter for the superluminal flight to Akiár, Kían bounces out of the local reality and appears… well, as far as he can tell, Gods only know where.
Kían actively dislikes his meta. If it weren't for them, he would be home near his friends and family, not stuck on this ridiculous, incomprehensible world Gods-only-know-where from home.
Speaking of ridiculous and incomprehensible, Kían resists learning the Terran way of doing things. He's not a Terran, after all. He has different morals, different assumptions, and different ideas of what constitutes proper behavior.
Kían is a generally pleasant sort. He hasn't a mean bone in his body. However, he is easily confused by Terran ways of doing things, and resists assimilation into Earth culture, since it isn't his own and he shouldn't have to do things that way.
He does do a few things that are perfectly normal for his people, but that Terrans might find disconcerting or even annoying. First off, he has no concept of lying—all his people are telepaths, lying simply isn't an option. So he says what's on his mind, regardless of whether it's the politic thing to say and asking his opinion can be… interesting ("Does this dress make me look fat?" "No, your body fat does that."). He is capable of not telling the entire truth or hiding behind a non sequitur ("Does this dress make me look fat?" "It's a pretty color.") but an outright lie is more alien to him than he is to this planet. And the flip side to that is that he also has no concept of being lied to. This might be humorous when taking a metaphor literally… or dangerous because he will as willingly take anyone's word as true.
Second, the only wingless people he's used to dealing with are children, so he has to remind himself sometimes that he's dealing with other adults and not to condescend or dismiss.
Last, and probably most dangerously for himself, he has no real concept of violence as something that anyone deliberately does. In fact, in his language, the words for 'violence' and 'insanity' are cognate. In his mind, weather is violent, seismic activity is violent, and people are not violent. It wouldn't occur to him that there are those on Earth that would be perfectly willing—some even happy—to do him harm, and he's perfectly capable of greeting a supervillain (at least one unknown to him) with friendly innocence.
Outside of that, he's nice enough. A little excitable sometimes. Curious as all get out. Embarrassed by his powers—not the wings and telepathy, those are normal, of course.
Kían has wings, and they work. Flight is as natural to him as walking is to a typical Terran, and with judicious use of thermals and gliding, he can keep it up for hours without tiring. While he normally couldn't keep up the pace for long, he can push up to around 80mph in level flight and much higher in a dive, although in normal, casual flight he wouldn't get much above 60mph.
Kían quite literally has eyes like a hawk. He has remarkable distance vision, in the vicinity of 20/2 or 20/3. He also has a little night vision, and a rudimentary tapetum lucidum, so he has a faint red eyeshine in the dark, like an owl. Which is probably a little creepy.
Kían's powers are primarily about energy and forces—generating, dissipating, concentrating, and/or converting it not only between forms, and to and from matter, in accordance with E=mc2. An upper bound has not been reliably determined due to his unwillingness to really let loose; the most he is known to have handled in one instance is converting the entire energy output of the damaged fusion drive on his family's small space hopper to a tiny pellet of 56Fe, before it could explode. This was the incident in which his powers were discovered.
Since they are the most common, he is most comfortable with electromagnetic effects—one doesn't often encounter the strong and weak forces in daily life, at least in manipulable quantities—and has shown no sign of being able to manipulate gravity, so it appears that his abilities are essentially those that dominate the atomic and subatomic scales. When using these abilities, or when agitated, he may develop a harmless blue aura, similar in color and form to Cherenkov radiation.
Due to the limited sort of training he had on his world, his control over his abilities is not geared towards combat or defensive uses. And perhaps due to the breadth of his ability, he lacks the depth of power of those with more focused abilities. He would never be able to go toe-to-toe with Magneto in magnetism, or Doctor Light in the visible and near-visible EM spectrum, but he might be able to delay (or surprise) them long enough for someone else to handle them. Kian would not be able to depower ConEd and put New York City into a blackout—but he could interfere with an alternator and shut down a getaway car, or generate a credible lightning bolt. He can do electromagnetic radiation up and down the scale, but not (yet) a laser or maser of any power. He could not break or fuse enough atoms to make the effective equivalent of a fusion or fission bomb, but he can make a useful bang (with shock wave)—if he can bring himself to actually use that against someone.
All of Kían's people are telepaths—freely with other telepaths, but to make mental contact with a non-telepath, Kían will require physical contact. It is generally a surface level conversational type of communication, although with concentration Kían can go deeper into someone's mind (or his own). What Kían lacks is any sort of real mental shield, or mental attack. He can keep his mind to himself easily enough, but is accustomed to going about his daily life and dealing with friends and family with his mind a little bit open at all times—as was everyone else's.
Kían doesn't just fly, he flies well. Once in the air, he is graceful, agile and fast—difficult to catch or hit.
In the course of learning about his powers, and studying them, and of being studied, Kían became fascinated with the science behind them and has the educational equivalent of roughly a master's degree in general physics, specializing of course in the fields related to his powers. Along the way he's picked up quite a bit of advanced maths, and astronomy just because it's always fascinated him.
Kían has nothing. He arrived on this world with the clothes on his back and that was pretty much it.
Kían is catastrophically claustrophobic. He will be uncomfortable in any room that's too small to let him just hover in, and will resist going in a room too small for him to spread his wings. He might be coaxed into a van if there was a need to transport him somewhere and it wouldn't take long, but a car is completely out of the question. Seal him into a genuinely tiny space, like a closet, and there will be screaming, pounding, and ultimately the sound of a body going slack and unconscious—no, it won't occur to him that he might be able to blast his way out, not in the state of panic he'll be in.
While Kían's meta is defense against incoming energy attacks, it is vulnerable to energy drain attacks. Rather than shut down and starve the attack, his meta feeds it, a process that Kían finds difficult to control and physically disconcerting, eventually painful if it goes on long enough. The longer it goes on, the more difficult it becomes to bring under control. It is not known if this would ultimately be fatal—needless to say, Kían is in no hurry to find out.
He's new to Earth. He doesn't know the language well or the planet's ways. And he has no way home, so he's going to have to figure things out the hard way. (Note—this will be less of a disadvantage over time, of course)
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|The Way Forward||April 12th, 2021||How to celebrate the first year of the Titans' reunion? Terry gets a brilliant idea that in no way can possibly go wrong.|
|Krypton or Bust: Zod Returns||April 8th, 2021||Zod turns up in a Kryptonian warship of design and capability never before seen by those on Earth. It was a good thing the Kryptonians weren't there to kill and conquer. They searched Earth for specific Brainiac technology and didn't find it. Their ship took quite a beating, as did Non, before they made a tactical retreat before more flowers grew on their bridge or Kryptonite was introduced in to their ecosystem.|
|Time Keeps On Slippin', Slippin', Slippin'...||March 22nd, 2021||Sushi and talk of the future in the main lounge.|
|And Many Future (Literally) Returns!||March 15th, 2021||The Titans celebrate Irie's unbirthday, and Steel comes to the rescue when an unknown foe plays the partypooper!|
|Rooftop visit||March 14th, 2021||Irie and Kian have a rooftop talk, while Nightwing swings by for a midnight dip.|
|There is No Crisis, but There is Pizza||March 8th, 2021||A whole flock of speedsters descend on the tower, two thirds of them from the future. Bart, Wally and Irie talk about family with Donna and Kian.|
|Theory and Practice are Two Different Things||March 1st, 2021||Kían needed to be reminded that he's not broken and doesn't need to be repaired, he's fine as he is… or will be when he sobers up.|
|Happy Birbday, Kian||February 21st, 2021||It's Kian's first Earthday, because he doesn't have a birthday. The birb is joined by Wally, Colette, Terry and Gar to celebrate!|
|A Bart Bearing News||February 20th, 2021||Bart comes to the Tower to update the Titans on the Phoebe affair|
|Another You: God Save The Queen||February 17th, 2021||The Queen comes to Pym Technologies, The Queen does not leave Pym Technologies.|
|The Leap of Faith||February 15th, 2021||There's a new birdman in town. Officially.|
|A Strange Non-Dimensional Being in a Strange Dimension||February 10th, 2021||Kian and Mary properly meet Nihil. Nihil meets an apple.|
|Memento: A Moment of Calm||February 10th, 2021||Mori celebrates her belated birthday with some pretty cool friends, like a normal person!|
|Another You: Let The Fur Fly||February 9th, 2021||Gar vs. Gar. May the best Beast Boy win! Hint: it helps to have a team backing you up. Plus, a strange observer gets involved.|
|And the cat came back...||February 7th, 2021||Raven, Beast Boy, Troia, Flash and Kian ambush Manxsome and beat him over the head with the power of Friendship and a lesson is learned by all.
But especially Terry.
|At The Drop Of A Mallet||February 1st, 2021||Like Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say, if it ain't one thing, it's anudda. Either you get depowered and have to confront your doppelganger or ya go runnin' around rooftops bein' chased by Harley's Hyenas.|
|Titans Touch Base||January 31st, 2021||Kian and wally get to know each other. Plans to get him home maybe?|
|Wishmaster||January 29th, 2021||Terry seeks to find a way to fix the hole in his soul. Amanda suggests not ABBA, but a man of wealth and taste as a potential solution.|
|Bullish on Crime Fighting||January 28th, 2021||Mary and Kate return to the tower to discuss bull-fighting. Wally, Donna, Terry and Kian show up, and drama ensues. Especially right at the end.|
|It's A Hard Knock Life||January 28th, 2021||The inimitable culinary wisdom of Harleen Quinzell is dispensed upon Terry O'Neil. If he is a good student, he might be able to learn how to serve some of her specialty knuckle sandwiches and the legendary Hertz Donut.|
|Another You: Getting A Hand Up||January 26th, 2021||The wounds of the soul are the hardest to heal, sometimes. So, thank goodness for telepaths.|
|So I Was Thinking...||January 21st, 2021||Birds can take action, it seems.|
|Another You: The Incredibly Shrinking Micronauts||January 19th, 2021||In order for Gar to have more time to heal, Nadia takes the boys to a world... of pure imagination (and science.)|
|Who's The Fairest....||January 17th, 2021||Kian and Vorpal discover that Colette has a doppelganger after all - and not all doppelgangers are alike.|
|Get New Prospects||January 17th, 2021||Billy Kaplan comes to the Tower, looking for a place in the team. Welcome to the team, Wiccan!|
|Another You: The Story So Far||January 14th, 2021||Terry gets Kian caught up on everything that has happened, and they make plans for everything that is about to happen. More or less.|
|Another You: Infiltration||January 4th, 2021||There is something deeply amiss at the Tower. Terry and Kian are creeped out by Gar Logan's behavior|
|Enjoy The Silence||December 29th, 2020||Words are very unnecessary. They can only do harm|
|It's in the Stars.||December 27th, 2020||Apparently Ursa Major looks very similar from Delta Pavonis.|
|Titans Holiday Party - The Wintering||December 23rd, 2020||The Titans Holiday party, where there was much merryment, good cheer.... and glitter. And drunk raccoons.|
|Get Off My Ship!||December 16th, 2020||Two offworlders have a chat. At least they agree Earth isn't their first choice of worlds to live on...|
|Knock Knock: Who's Bird||December 8th, 2020||In which The Talk is had.|
|Return of the Titans, with a Guardians assist||December 2nd, 2020||Titans and Guardians work out how to get the former home. The Universal Church of Truth has other plans. All escape. All narrowly avert disaster. The Titans return, with visitors from outer space.|
|Winter Wonderland: The Dome Appears||November 27th, 2020||A dome separates the Suicide Slums from the rest of Metropolis, and a army of toys is fought.|
|Winging It||November 23rd, 2020||Gar and Kían spend some time together. And might spend more time together.|
|SHIELD comes a calling||November 17th, 2020||Hellboy and Daisy come calling upon the Titans about a Banshee problem.|
|Daybreak Rites||November 15th, 2020||There is a meeting of minds on the roof. Kian perhaps shows more than just what's on his mind.|
|Psychic Beacon: Some Assembly Required||October 22nd, 2020||Nadia helps Kian solve the problem of converting his measurements and they attempt to develop Psychic Radio!|
|The Science of Things Meets A Shot in the Dark||October 20th, 2020||Gar brings his potential plan to Nadia and Kian, who think it might just work in some way. Kate catches some of the idea as well.|
|Broken Sky: Listening For the Echoes||October 19th, 2020||The Titans follow a signal from the point of the collapsed wormhole to Jupiter, where they find a stand-off between two alien species. Much confusion ensues, but eventually the Titans find someone willing to help.|
|The Young and the Restless||October 18th, 2020||Gar is restless over the fact the missing Titans still have not returned. Kian ends up a source of distraction, and a few similarities and differences are touched on.|
|Thursday Afternoon Hijinks at the Tower||October 15th, 2020||No description|
|Book Report||October 14th, 2020||Sometimes even final requests aren't easily fulfilled.|
|While the Cats are Away: Payback||September 25th, 2020||The Titans defeat the Fearsome Five!|
|Why Did Nobody Mention The Cat Isn't Dead||September 24th, 2020||The Meddler visits Titans Tower to explain to Kian that magic is math, to interpret nonsense for Kate, to be baffled by Kyle's unconventional ringing, and is almost murdered by Kori's sandwich. Why do all the Titans have names beginning with K?|
|Does he bite when in the Infirmary||September 22nd, 2020||A myriad of people come to bid Robin get well soon.|
|A bird and a clown walk into a bar...||September 18th, 2020||Harley doesn't find her booze at Titan's tower but meets Kian. Introduces him to the concept of booze and they talk about optimism and hope for what is to come next for the Titans and those missing out in space.|
|While the Cats are Away: Knock Knock, Anybody Home||September 15th, 2020||The Fearsome Five show up and make their presence known. Doctor Light is captured.|
|A Rekindling of Hope for the Titans||September 12th, 2020||Timely tidings from teammates are told to the Titans, transforming temperaments.|
|If My Words Had Wings||September 11th, 2020||Kian gets a bequest, and a potential suicide mission.|
|Bearing Bad Tidings||September 9th, 2020||Carol delivers a load of bad news and SCIENCE to the Titans in the aftermath of the Warworld battle. Damain is a bit of a pill.|
|Titanic Pyrrhic victory||September 6th, 2020||Aftermath of War of the Worlds for the Titans at the Tower. Kate got everyone pizza. Newcomers were welcomed aboard after the Trial of Fire on Warworld. Kara was filled in about the missing teammates.|
|New Friends And Old Friends||September 6th, 2020||The Titans hold a meeting on getting organized and what to do about their missing team members, and end up gaining a new ally in Sarah Rainmaker.|
|War of the Worlds Finale: Meanwhile, In Orbit||September 5th, 2020||The Titans (and friends) implement the other half of the plan to deal with the Warzoon invasion. While forces battle the invaders on earth, a desperate plan goes into effect to force War World itself to retreat. The great battle station is infiltrated and Brainiac technology used to undermine it, while a fight takes place on the surface of War World itself to take out the shield generators. The mission is a success and War World flees - but not all the Titans return.|
|Taco Tuesday: Friday Edition||August 22nd, 2020||Some of the Titans talk about the implications of a new 'Dove' rejoining them.|
|A New Dove Dawns||August 22nd, 2020||Dawn Granger makes her first visit to the Titan's Tower. She confronts a destiny; the Titans confront a memory.|
|Ethics In Superheroing||August 22nd, 2020||Advice is precious. Advice is valuable. And sometimes Bruce Monkeywrench breaks you.|
|So No Sleet There I was||August 16th, 2020||Kate gives Sio a peptalk. Terry and Kian give Kate firstaid. Heroics were recounted.|
|Grilling on the Roof||August 14th, 2020||Grilled foods and discussions were had|
|An Alien Display||August 9th, 2020||Colette attempts to convince a group of Titans that the most moral course of action is to perform a heist on a museum. They do not agree, because Superheroes don't do situational ethics!|
|Keen To Meetcha!||August 9th, 2020||The Cheshire Cat meets the Silver Banshee, and the bird throws some shade.|
|A Melody atop a mello T||August 6th, 2020||Caitlin and Siobhan share an impromptu jam session on the roof and Kian gets a taste of Earth music.|
|When a Banshee cries for help||August 1st, 2020||Siobhan moves into the Titan's guest lodging while they try to help get a handle on her mysterious spiritual 'else'.|
|The Bird is Not the Word||July 25th, 2020||Kían's loquaciousness fades, to his dismay.|
|Did You Just EAT the Rosette Stone, Birb||July 19th, 2020||Kian outrages his English tutor by speaking perfect English. Luckily Kate is there to stop Colette from rampaging.|
|On Top of the World||July 18th, 2020||Titans welcome Garth back to the tower. Exchange some childhood tales of strange days or normal ones. Also space rock.|
|A Casual Three-Dimensional Stroll||July 13th, 2020||Flying is done. Conversation is had. While Terry kibitzes.|
|Return to Base||July 12th, 2020||Nobody told Nadia not to get into a stranger's jet, but luckily the strangers were the Titans. She comes to the tower to find the Titans gathering together after victory over Brainiac. Once the adrenaline come-down passes, the Titans start to party.|
|Amateur Bowyer||July 8th, 2020||Kian teaches Caitlin a bit about his customs and culture.|
|War never changes||July 5th, 2020||Donna and Vic sit down with Kian for a talk about the nature of their current conflict, and the nature of conflict in general.|
|Zen and the Art of Killing Brainiac Drones.||June 29th, 2020||Kate's Danger Room program is ready to show the Titans what they are facing with the Brainiac drones. It's not all doom and gloom, just mostly.|
|HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAIGE!||June 26th, 2020||No description|
|Genosha Burns, Titans Fiddle.||June 25th, 2020||In the aftermath of the assault on DC and the capture of Mutant Town, the Titans get together for a planning session.|
|Come Into My Parlor, Said the Spider to the Flying Thing||June 24th, 2020||A bird, a ghost spider, and a mutant meet at a hot tub. Whurf.|
|Titans Tower Social||June 9th, 2020||A gathering of Titans where the drinks aren't poisoned, the Amazons don't do Sports Illustrated and swords are waved around but nobody's stabbed.|
|War of the Worlds - Part 2a||May 31st, 2020||While the battle rages in Metropolis beyond, the Titans take the battle to the enemy, boarding one of the attacking Dreadnoughts and capturing it.|
|War of Worlds pt 3||May 31st, 2020||The Worlds finest have come together to push Mongul's horde OUT of Metropolis and destroyed the weapon they were trying to construct in the country-side. Mongul was captured, but he's plenty of forces who eagerly attempt to free him from Green Lanterns traps... Zod faces off against Superman, Clea, and Zora on a mountain peak.
War of Worlds continues in HAM #1993
|Titans Memorial Day barbecue and pool party||May 26th, 2020||New faces and old friends alike meet on the Titans rooftop for summer fun and hero talk.|
|Defying Gravity and All Common Sense||May 25th, 2020||Kian and Gar go flying and try to play a game with Vorpal, but while being an Akiar, Gar struggles with everything that's really going on inside Vorpal's head when mental contact is made.|
|A Flighty Forum||May 23rd, 2020||Keagan meets Kian atop the Daily Planet.|
|Bad Choices HoloTheater||May 12th, 2020||Kate takes some of the prospects and Titans on an adventure in the Danger Room. Mistakes were made.|
|TITANS: The Spider-Maker's ArcHIVEs.||May 7th, 2020||Kian, Vorpal, Starfire, Flash, Cyborg and Troia answer an emergency call. So does HIVE.|
|One Day the Birb will English Good. That Day is Not Today.||May 3rd, 2020||Colette visits the tower for Kian's latest English lessons, while Gar actually refuses food and isn't entirely overwhelmed, Naomi learns that you don't get detention for saving the world, Terry attempts to induct an alien into the Cult of Carol Channing, and best of all Caitlin bakes EXCELLENT cookies.|
|Now, Why Would They Call It a Danger Room||May 2nd, 2020||Kian, Naomi and Vic trade some flight pointers.|
|Visiting Hours Are 9-6||April 28th, 2020||Mary and Kyani chat with Naomi and Kian about joining the Titans. No one said there'd be tests!|
|Homecoming||April 22nd, 2020||Vic arrives at Titans Tower, meets a couple of new members in Kian and Naomi, and reconnects with old friends Gar and Donna (who, as Terry had promised, has some surprising truths to share)|
|Sittin' on the Tower by the Bay||April 18th, 2020||Names and histories can be difficult sometimes.|
|Where Nothing Terrible Happens For A Change||April 15th, 2020||This is when Terry finds out what caffeine does to bird-people.|
|Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go||April 13th, 2020||A heart-to-heart always does a measure of good before taking a plunge down the Rabbit Hole.|
|Do you Know What We Did Last Evening||April 12th, 2020||Titans + Rooftop = Unexepected Happenings. Amazons, Empaths and Aliens, oh my!|
|Mirror Mirror, Nevermore.||April 11th, 2020||Old wounds heal. New wounds are opened—and some of those heal too. People start shipping unbidden, and that's probably going to the the worst part.|
|A Confusing Flight||April 8th, 2020||Kian and Naomi meet atop Titans Tower.|
|Getting To Know You||April 1st, 2020||Gar's plan was so simple - spend some time socializing with Kate to see whether she and he will gel, because Gar wants there to be a Titans again. Bring Terry, Colette and Kian along. Eat Churros. Then Spider Robots happened, and Gar's plans seem to have suddenly moved rather faster than intended.|
|Happy Harbor: Bird Plans||March 28th, 2020||Kian's finally got a plan nailed down.|
|Spread Your Wings||March 22nd, 2020||Apart from minor fainting accidents, the long-anticipated meeting of Bird and Beast (Boy) is a success. For once Colette is better at keeping secrets than Carol. Terry gets his car towed.|
|Happy Harbor Prom 2020||March 21st, 2020||Much fun was had by all and with minimal property damage!|
|Taking A Breath||March 18th, 2020||Kian drops in on Morrigan and they have a chat.|
|A Lonely Bird||March 16th, 2020||Colette finds Kian at last. They talk about wings and lying. Much is learned about alien psychologies.|
|Birb's in the Wood.||March 7th, 2020||Carol brings Kian to the amusingly-named Cheesequake State Park for a quiet meeting in the woods with Colette, to prove to her the birb hasn't been dissected.|
|Happy Harbor - Enrolling a Bird||March 2nd, 2020||Carol takes the wayward bird to Happy Harbor to enroll him in the school project. Thankfully both Doctor MacIntyre and Kian seem to be on board with this plan.|
|Little Birdhouse in Your Soul||February 26th, 2020||Carol and Kian talk, through translator and then mind to mind. Carol is trying to figure out what to do for Kian. They end up flying.|
|I Think We're Not In Kíansas Any More||February 20th, 2020||Kían arrives on Earth. It's awkward.|