|This article is about a character in Rose Guns Days.|
Profile[edit | edit source]
He fought alongside Alan in the war, was captured with Alan, spent time in a prison camp with Alan, and returned home with Alan; he's Alan's unrivaled partner.
Despite his childish appearance, he was also a genius sniper with the blood of the Matagi.
His skills were invaluable in doing Primavera's dirty work.
He and Alan had the ambition to go big and make a name for themselves.
So they felt comfortable with Battalion, who were very helpful to them.
(Translated from the official 07th Expansion website.)
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Keith has black hair and red eyes. He wears a beige parka over a yellow shirt with a yellow scarf. In 1950, his hair turns white.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Keith is easygoing but when working as a sniper, he becomes very cold and calculating. He values his relationship with Alan and always laughs at his jokes when nobody else will.
Background[edit | edit source]
Keith was a member of the Matagi, an old clan of Japanese hunters. He later met Alan, becoming an unstoppable soldier and sniper duo during World War II before being captured by the Soviets and sent to a Siberian prison camp. After being released and repatriated, Keith and Alan were recruited by Maurice Monobe to join Primavera's Battalion.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
- Alan Aramaki (friend, co-worker, rival)
- Maurice Monobe (boss)
- Stella Maiougi (lover)
- Richard Maiougi (friend)
Story[edit | edit source]
Keith is first introduced alongside Alan in 1949 when they're hired by Butler to assassinate a reporter harassing one of his subordinates. He later meets Stella and as the story progresses builds a relationship with her and Yuuji. Keith and Alan are later sent to assassinate Davis Degawa, a man trying to oppose Primavera's plans to create a distribution network across City 23.
While out on a walk with Stella and Yuuji, they suddenly get attacked by mysterious men. Unbeknownst to them, Gabriel was sending American soldiers in disguise to assassinate Primavera and GDS members as part of "Operation: Great Justice." Yuuji gets wounded by a sniper and Keith and Stella hide behind cover while struggling to find a way to save him. Stella decides to use herself as a distraction and winds up getting killed, with Keith counter-sniping the enemy sniper in a rage.
A heartbroken Keith takes Yuuji to the hospital and resolves to raise him in place of Stella.
After mourning Stella and attending her funeral, Keith and Richard meet with Gabriel and become convinced that the GDS are responsible for her death. Keith's desire for revenge becomes greater when Gabriel presents forged documents pinning Meijiu and Zilong as the masterminds, and Alan's absence leads Keith to believe he was killed. Keith briefly regains hope when Yuuji recovers from his wounds and regains consciousness, however Yuuji is soon killed with Chinese poison.
Keith is eventually ordered by Richard to take up a sniping position and assassinate Meijiu and Zilong when they're invited to a meeting with him. Alan and Meixue catch on to this plan and interrupt the meeting, with Keith wounding Meixue when she protects Meijiu. He starts using Meixue as a trap to lure Meijiu out from behind cover, continuing to shoot her as time goes on. Meixue eventually dies, and Alan braves showing himself in the open to retrieve her body. Keith is surprised to see his best friend suddenly alive and misses his shot. Keith starts to believe that Alan was actually a traitor and siding with the GDS.
Alan later meets Keith at the docks to settle their dispute. They fight and Keith ultimately loses, getting shot in the stomach and left to die.
Keith recovers from his wounds and continues to work with Primavera in 1950, soon meeting Leo when he returns to Japan. Keith is asked to assassinate Leo in the event he doesn't agree to join Richard.
Leo, the Wandering Dogs and Wayne later meet with Rose and Keith attempts to kill them, forcing them behind cover and shooting a car's fuel tank to try and cause an explosion. Leo manages to save everyone after shooting and destroying Keith's sniper scope.
Keith and Maurice later kill James when Richard aims to erase those who will betray or defy him. During the final chapter Keith takes up a sniping position on top of a bell tower. Alan and Xiaolan go up to engage him, which soon turns into Keith and Alan having one last showdown. They wind up grabbing each other and falling out of a window, and Keith survives the fall at the expense of Alan dying.
Keith is last seen trying to wake him up.
References[edit | edit source]
- Keith's bio on https://07th-expansion.net/rgd_gen#character