|Theme:||Court of the Queen|
|Hatchday:||March 3rd, 2163|
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Ousama (王さま), literal translation 'The King' is a Holiday Star exclusive character, appearing in the last two stories in the game.
Ousama's appearance is different to that of the main cast, as his image is drawn rather than a photo of an actual bird. He is birdlike in appearance, wearing regal robes adorned with expensive-looking badges and a crown.
Nothing much can been said of this character without spoiling the major plotline of Holiday Star.
The Day the Night Slept (Before)Edit
When he appears, the King always has a background fanfare playing. In the beginning, he gave the main character and Nageki quests to keep his kingdom in 'peace' such as taking care of the restaurant in which the visitor never come back, the problem in the garden during a tea party and also the rain in mount pudding that can cause his kingdom to be wet. After each task save for the last one, he gave them a gemstone. After the third task, he keeps on asking for Nageki's planisphere which he refused to give as what the conductor in the train said. But eventually he gave one of the gemstone on the planisphere.
The Day the Night Slept (After)Edit
The King is the ruler and creator of the Holiday Star. The Holiday Star itself, according to the Migrant, is a false star that uses its light to attracts wandering souls.
The King a bird-like creature that deforms and changes color when agonized. In chapter four of Holiday Star, it is revealed that the King doesn't allow anyone to leave the Holiday Star once they arrive, instead forcing them to merge with him, becoming one. When new birdies arrive on the Holiday Star, he separates them into different 'rooms,' giving each picture book that reminds them of the suffering they face in the real world, in an attempt to convince them to stay in his fantasy world.
During chapter 4, the King reveals that he wants to "befriend" (trap and absorb) all of the Pigeonations crew except for Nageki, whom he reviles for undisclosed reasons.
With the hints from the Migrant and help from Yuuya, the main character and Nageki manage to find and convince their friends to help them break out of the King's fantasy. When confronted in his throne room, the King reveals a new form, growing dozens of disfigured heads, representing the souls he has absorbed.
It is revealed, via the King's Picture Book and flashbacks, that in life the King was a depressed quail with no hope for the future, who wished constantly for death but lacked the will to commit suicide. One day, he met another birdie whom he felt truly understood him - his first real friend. The two grew close, and eventually the King's friend convinced him to join him in a suicide pact, claiming the two would leave the world together and be with each other forever. However, after the King poisoned himself, his friend revealed he had no intention of dying with the King, and treated him callously in his final moments.
It can be surmised from the King's backstory and the picture book left in Professor Nanaki's room that the King is the original Nanaki Kazuaki, who was tricked into killing himself by Hitori so that Hitori could assume his identity and infiltrate St. Pigeonation's.
After the Pigeonations crew manages to temporarily incapacitate the King, Nageki slips past to attack the lighthouse - the source of the Holiday Star's power. There, he meets the King's true form, a black-and-white sketch of his normal appearance. The King claims he is doing all this to help everyone, so that they won't have to be sad and alone like he is. Nageki points out that by absorbing everyone he meets, the King is merely assuring that he will remain forever alone. The King's hatred of Nageki, it seems, is rooted in the knowledge that Nageki was like him but has learned how to move on - and, perhaps, the King knows that Hitori deceived him in order to help Nageki.
In the story's aftermath, the King is taken under the Migrant's wing, and embraced by the birdies he had formerly absorbed. He is afraid and uncertain about what's to come, but is learning to accept the importance of moving on.
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Notes and ReferencesEdit
- ↑ http://moa810.deviantart.com/art/Hatovent-11-The-King-509128727
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://hatoking.com/gallery/index.html
- ↑ http://twitpic.com/e3rqmh
- ↑ http://twitpic.com/e3s0rm
- ↑ https://twitter.com/moa810/status/674129822751166464
- ↑ http://moa810.tumblr.com/post/134780065402/happy-birthday-rip-the-king-dec-8