The Kihara Family (木原一族 Kihara Ichizoku?, or Kihara Clan) is one of the largest gatherings of scientists that work for Academy City's dark side and the forerunners of the most twisted human experiments. As a result many if not most of them are highly influential scientists with high-ranking posts over multiple organizations under Academy City. The Kihara Family serve as a recurring antagonistic force in the series.
Kihara is written with the kanji of tree "木" and field "原", and maybe a reference to them being prolific, having thousands of members in a single bloodline.
The Kihara PrinciplesEdit
The one trait that all Kiharas have in common is a natural aptitude in science, as well as the gravitation of their actions to the most evil to most human standards, this is exemplified by Kihara Enshuu, who without being taught anything was able to escape imprisonment and kill in a horrific way her captor.
The Kiharas completely ignore all moral and ethics of science and humanity for sake of experimenting. Due to the fact that all family members are highly intelligent combined with no sense of morality; the results of their experiments have yielded tremendous success at the costs of traumitizing or killing many people. This blatant disregard for human life extends to their own kin, as with Therestina Kihara Lifeline and Kihara Nayuta were both expiremented on. As well as Kihara Byouri attempting to kill Enshuu, just for turning her back on her, as well as Enshuu attempting to kill Byouri in turn with no problems on her conscience.
If Academy City, the bastion of science, were to be destroyed, Kiharas would simply spread throughout the world. They reside in Academy City because it is the capital of science and nothing else bounds them to it.
Currently, there is actually a single bloodline numbering over 5000 that possesses the family name "Kihara." Whenever a person desires to misuse an area of science without any care for the consequences, a Kihara is the one to do it. Even if they are currently bound by a single bloodline, it is not a necessity as others can take up the name if it was to be wiped out, meaning that one needs not be blood-related to become a Kihara. Kihara Byouri also mentions on how so long as there is still humanity continued to rely on the benefits of science, the family will exist, and that it would take the complete destruction of all cultures in the world for them to be defeated.
- Kihara Gensei, creator of the Crystallized Esper Essence.
- Therestina Kihara Lifeline, a captain of MAR.
- Kihara Amata, the leader of the Hound Dog and former trainer of Accelerator.
- Kihara Byouri, non-esper with the ability of transformation.
- Kihara Ransuu, chemicals expert that induces illusions using certain spores.
- Kihara Enshuu, non-esper which has the thought patterns of different people programmed into her brain.
- Kihara Yuiitsu, a "negotiator" of the Kihara family.
- Kihara Noukan, a golden retriever with arithmetic circuits externally attached. The only known member that is not part of the bloodline, presumably.
- Kihara Konshou
- Kihara Sokuryou
- Kihara Kaihou
- Kihara Jouryuu
- Kihara Chokuryuu
- Kihara Doutai
- Kihara Bunri
- Kihara Sousai
- Kihara Kenbi
- Kihara Bunshi
- Kihara Kouten
There have been only two members who show concern for others or regret committing such actions.
- Kihara Nayuta, affiliated with Judgment.
- Kihara Kagun, former Academy City instructor, defected to the Magic Side.
He is considered antagonistic to those whose existence is a hindrance to their purposes or oppose the principles of family.
- Kamijou Touma, to be morally its opposite and having the ability to confront.
- Accelerator, by specializing in the removal Kihara and countermeasures to eliminate or stop him.
- Kihara Kagun, for is a leak of information and deny their heritage.
- An apparent trend for members of the Kihara family is for them to have given names related to math or science, the only current exception is Therestina Kihara Lifeline.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Profound Destruction
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Sub.29
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 24
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Period.21
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Main.30
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Main.12