Jaiden Dirkwood a.c.a Jaiden van HelsingStrength:
Jaiden is heir of van Helsing family, since ancient vatican times from 1600 century van Helsing family has got single duty above all others; monster hunting. It was Professor Abraham van Helsing who slayed Dracula, infamous vampire which marked permanently van Helsing family into hall of fame and dreadful name among monsters. But that happened in near start of 1900 century and before that family had got three centuries worth of monster hunting already under their belts but none monsters were famous as Dracula.
None the less, family tree is vast and deep, spreading across the Europe and any meaningful traces end at start of Roman empire where origins go much more murky. But even in Roman times van Helsing (it was not same family name ofc) family had been mystics, scholars and brave men of lore who questioned existence or more exact nature of supernatural entities like gods, spirits and ghosts in philosophical point of view (hinting potential Greek ancestry). But actual active monster hunting started around 1631 with slaying of pack of werewolves in German backcountry. Despite the family is widespread only the narrow core, a direct eldest son and daughter have passed on lore and duty of monster hunting and have been trained for said art minus few expections where younger relative or even cousin has picked the duty in unexpected demise before heir had been birthed to continue the lineage.
Truth told the most rest family is not even aware of existence of monsters and it is meant as form of protection from relatives of the sad and ancient horrifying truth. None the less van Helsing is very old family and known long time among monster society and pretty much feared. However since his parents time there has been dramatic drop entirety in monster attacks among mortals since then and they figured monsters are now actually seeking to adapt into normal human society instead prey and resent it. Van Helsing family was one less known (actually a secret) sponsors for yokai academy, as Jaiden's parents wished that someday monsters can live among humans peacefully and there being no need for their kind of families existing at all.
However the process is slow and all monsters do not adapt as fast so they have continued the tradition but with one added extra lesson to their younglings. Jaiden has been trained to arts of monster hunting since age of three and where other teenagers partied he practiced accuracy with crossbow, knives, swordplay and trained his body to match most monsters speed and power and most of all; know their weaknesses out of memory and their history. But when high school ended and was time to choose academy, he was assigned for yokai academy as part of human initiative program. Basically add small number of humans to the academy as a test to see can monsters live truly alongside with human roommates without a fuss and is harmony even possible first place and can humans learn accept monsters as people than freaks?
Jaiden however knows how much bad blood van Helsing name bears so he signed in with false last name so he can partake in this experiment without causing uproar in young monster student population (and reduce dread what they would feel or outright panic). All monster hunter backgrounded families who send their kids in do the same. As most of all monster hunter families want peace and they want prove they can forsake their ancient enmity and the monsters do not need fear from the families striking them down when they try blend in and adapt. What comes to Jaiden himself he is neutral about monsters in general as there is no personal tragedy nor much personal experience besides all teaching he went through learn about them. But he holds sense of pride for his skills and that if monsters would stare down on him for being weak his ego may lead him to show off his combat training if provoked in such way despite his parents forbidding using family techniques onto fellow students who most are much more helpless than hardcore combat experienced monsters.