How Many Kaneki's Are There

Tokyo, Shinjuku. February 9, 2015. Shinjuku cross. Shinjuku (Shinjuku-ku \WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul :re. Compared to the beginning of Tokyo Ghoul, Ken Kaneki has changed dramatically. Most recall his first big shift when, after being tortured, Kaneki's hair turned white and his personality changed drastically. However, that transformation is far from his only one. With every major event in the tragic hero's life, Kaneki's outlook and actual look morph to fit his new normal. While it's possible to slice him up further, fans generally agree that the long-suffering Kaneki has six distinct personalities. From quiet and sweet to sadistic and deranged, it wouldn't be a stretch to consider these Kens completely different characters - in fact, one of them is. Here's a guide to where each Kaneki came from, what they're like and how they fit into the series. The first Kaneki is a shy, bookish college student who becomes a Half-Ghoul after a date goes horribly wrong. Luckily, he finds a place in the Ghoul-friendly coffee shop Anteiku, where he works as a server and learns about the Ghoul community. As an idealist, this Kaneki is deeply troubled by an unjust world, and struggles to make sense of why Ghouls exist at all. Much later in the series, we learn that this Kaneki was withholding some pre-Ghoul trauma - after losing his father, he was frequently abused by his mother, leading to severely low self-esteem. As a survival tactic, Black Hair Kaneki adopted the mindset of it being better to be hurt himself than to risk hurting others, though this lead to a weakness that he himself could hardly stand.

39;s due to Marie-Antoinette Syndrome, a real-life condition connecting white hair and trauma.

It's after being tortured that Kaneki undergoes his most iconic shift, accepting himself as a Ghoul as his hair turns white. There are a few theories as to why his hair suddenly changed color. A popular one is that it's due to Marie-Antoinette Syndrome, a real-life condition connecting white hair and trauma. Another involves his awakening as a Ghoul boosting his count of the fictional "RC cells." Regardless, the change was a symbolic for Kaneki's change as a person. White Hair Kaneki rejects his past self, deciding strength is everything and all suffering is caused by one's lack of ability. Now cold, harsh and very powerful, Kaneki still wants to protect those close to him, but he pushes them away in doing so. As it turns out, this philosophy is his ultimate downfall. Anteiku is destroyed and Kaneki is cut down by Kishou Arima. Centipede Kaneki emerges in Kaneki's Half-Kakuja form, a powerful Ghoul transformation enabled by cannibalization.

Centipede Kaneki completely loses his grip in this form, mumbling incomprehensibly, deliriously running up walls and impaling foes with centipede tentacles. It is a manifestation of Kaneki's torture, referencing the centipedes Jason would insert into his ear canal. When Kaneki's personalities gather in Tokyo Ghoul: re Chapter 141, this Kaneki was not present, indicating it may be more of an extension of White Kaneki than its own person. 240 (who was present) is more or less the same -- a mumbling, psychotic identity formed from Kaneki's traumatic experiences. Haise Sasaki isn't really Kaneki at all. 240 and revived as an amnesiac. Tortured and ashamed, he wants to forget everything that's happened to him. Captaining the Quinx Squad of the CCG, Sasaki is able to do just this, and he lives happily for a brief period as the kind, caring and somewhat awkward "den mother" of the Quinx. Of course, Kaneki's history comes knocking in the form of a hallucinated child Kaneki, who begs Sasaki not to erase the past. The Black Reaper is the darkest Kaneki in the series. Similar to White Kaneki, he is cruel, cold and merciless, recalling everything that has happened to him and refusing to accept Sasaki's momentary happiness.

39;s definitely a lot bleaker than White Hair Kaneki, as he is explicitly suicidal.

He remembers it all - the torture, the failure and even his childhood abuse. Similar to how White Kaneki deserts Anteiku, the Black Reaper deserts the Quinx squad. He even scolds Urie for not preventing Shirazu's death. He's definitely a lot bleaker than White Hair Kaneki, as he is explicitly suicidal. When he once again confronts the "White Reaper" Arima, he is fully prepared to die. The One-Eyed King is perhaps Kaneki's most complex personality. Following his fight with Arima, Kaneki regains the will to live and becomes the One-Eyed King. His previous personalities converge into a reformed, complete Kaneki who knows what's important and is ready to carry on Arima's will. His hair once again turns white, marking what seems to be a positive shift for his character. It's certainly an improvement, but the old drawbacks still hinder the tragic hero. He shoulders too much responsibility, spiraling out of control as the stress causes him to age. He ultimately fails once more, cut down by Juuzou Suzuya and transforming into the "Dragon" Kagune monster. In a more subtle change, Kaneki's visions inside Dragon help him make sense of his himself and come to terms with the world. He learns to rely on others and understands that the world is not wrong - it just is. It is this content, existentialist Kaneki that ends the series.

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