“Thus I die. Thus, thus, thus.Mr. Khensu (born Zircon Firdaus Kama) is the orphan son of the House of Kama, he as raised by a series of relatives who never cared about or about his emotions and feelings. He is also the younger brother to Pyrite.
Now I am dead,
Now I am fled,
My soul is in the sky.
Tongue, lose thy light.
Moon take thy flight.
Now die, die, die, die.”
― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Khensu has the appearance of a yellow bipedal octopus. He is about three meters tall and possessed a large, bulbous head with a large smile that rarely breaks or moves and small, beady eyes. He uses two tentacles as arms, each having two feelers as fingers, and utilized the rest of his tentacles to walk. Khensu has a pair of hidden nostrils, which make him appear to have four eyes if detected. Due to his constant grinning, he has the ability to change his color depending on his emotions.
As a human, he had dark skin, a slender build, dark eyes, and short black hair that reached to his nape. He sports an amicable smile, which was initially used to manipulate others. When carrying out assassinations, he donned formal clothing. After being taken prisoner by (*<_>*), he was put in patients' scrubs until his escape and transformation.
It was revealed that he was raised in an environment "where everybody could easily betray one another to the point that one could only trust oneself". Through these hardships, he decided to become an assassin in order to survive. Despite gaining an apprentice, he only saw him as a tool for his goals, which drove the latter to finally betray his master.
However, according to Eva Grimaldi and Fairuza Najjar, he was truly compassionate. According to Fairuza, if he was born in a peaceful country, his personality would be "someone a little perverted, with a good head but a few screws loose, petty about small things, and also very stubborn." He has/would have "a gentle smile not just for business, but because he is a gentle person himself." This prediction happens to reflect his personality; which became forefront after he answered the tentacles.
Khensu had a cheerful, social, and kind personality that he passed down to his daughter. Khensu had a belief that all powers could be good, but it depends on how the user decides to use it. Although, once being a delinquent and a assassin in his younger years, Khensu was hotheaded at times. He was quite perverted, as he asked his brother if he was going to teach girls and commented to Eva that he could see up her skirt when he first met her. Like Rhiannon, Khensu was very intimidating and had a temper when he was angered or provoked, as shown when he gave Eva a murderous stare after she called him a pervert when they first met. Aside from his cheerful and easygoing nature, Khensu was known to have always acted in the best interest of his students and for a cause he believed was right.
When first introduced, Khensu was a jovial individual who demanded absurd and seemingly mundane requests despite claiming he would be the cause of the planet's destruction in a year. He was also rather kind to others in general and could switch from silly and childish to serious on the fly. According to the students, Khensu also was unintentionally petty at others at times and loved gossip, both traits heavily noted throughout the series.
From time to time pieces of his old personality as The Reaper were visible threatening the students when Rhiannon almost killed herself from the bullying, he menacingly threatened all of their families if they tried another self-harming attempt like that. In that moment he resorted to his old method of teaching through fear. As the series progresses his character development renders him more and more capable of true empathy and learning to use that empathy to teach lessons instead of through fear and reward like he had with his first student.
Khensu deeply cared for his students' emotional and physical well-being and would lose his temper whenever any of them were put in danger, even by one another. One of Khensu's attributes was the fact that he was able to connect to each student individually, being an objective, empathic, and observant person who will do almost anything to help his students. This was the reason why all the students respect him despite the fact that he was going to blow up the Earth in a year. Taking care of each student's needs, Khensu would sometimes be piqued by a student's current problems or interests and would try his best to guide the student along or solve it for them.
Khensu loved sweets almost to extreme cases, and was also shown to be a very perverted character, a trait he shares with his son Topaz. This characteristic was revealed to be the side effect of the experimentation which made him unable to hide his true feelings.
Magical abilities and skills Edit
Former Powers Edit
- Transmutation - He could transform, alter or transmute matter, energy, elements, objects, beings (animals, aliens, mythical beings, etc.), etc into anything else, either completely or partially, permanently or temporarily.
- Shapeshifting - Zircon was able to shapeshift his form, transforming and reshaping himself potentially down to their genetic and cellular structure. He can impersonate others or enhance his own body for combat, either by turning into animals, humanoids, monsters, etc. or by making the body stronger.
- Khensu is an Egyptian god who was declared to be the son of Amen-Ra and Mut. He was a form of Thoth and was identified by the Thebans with the Moon-god. His name comes from the word khens, meaning "to travel, to move about, to run". His name has been interpreted to mean "traveller" or "pathfinder".
- Zircon derives from the Persian zargun, meaning "gold-hued". This word is corrupted into "jargoon", a term applied to light-colored zircons. The English word "zircon" is derived from Zirkon, which is the German adaptation of this word. Yellow, orange and red zircon is also known as "hyacinth", from the flower hyacinthus, whose name is of Ancient Greek origin.
- Firdaus is derived from the Arabic word فردوس (firdaws) meaning "paradise", ultimately from Avestan pairidaeza meaning "garden, enclosure".
- Kama means "love, desire" in Sanskrit. Kama is the winged Hindu god of love, the son of Lakshmi.
- Khensu is associated with the Ace of Cups.