Amateur Sleuth / ConsultantRole:
Human Lie-Detector, Profiler, and Cold-ReaderLikes:
Cooking, martial arts, mystery novels, new media, playing Ace Attorney, listening to Ace Attorney music, supernatural phenomenons (he thinks Big Foot exists)Dislikes:
Being lied to (hypocritical, I know), gambling (especially poker), any type of food that's complicated to eat (i.e., fish with lots of bones), authority figures, gunsPersonality:
Normally an easy-going person with a care-free attitude and approach to things. Due to having no ego whatsoever, he rarely lets anything get to him making him very hard to piss off and/or depress. At times, he could even be described as a little goofy in nature. At times like these, he can come across as very warm and friendly. However, with no warning whatsoever, his other nature may emerge as an observant and analytical individual. When this side of him comes out, his eyes sharpen to the point where he could pierce into a person's soul like a knife through butter. Whenever he's like this, it almost seems as though there's a strong and suffocating atmosphere where no secret seems safe from him.History:
For as long as Ken could remember, he always had a natural talent/ability when it came to determining whether or not someone was lying. He learned to hide this ability when it became apparent that blurting out or accusing someone of lying to him all the time afforded him few friends. It was something he couldn't quite explain, like a gut-feeling, but 9 out of 10 times, he would be right. His accuracy improved when he learned how to hone his lie-detecting abilities during his time in college.
Ken used to be a film student with a minor in psychology. During his studies, he became acquainted with a psychology professor whose primary field of study was in interpreting micro-expressions. He learned how to combine his knowledge of micro-expressions, the Facial Action Coding System, and body language with his knowledge of film technology to draw out the most accurate psychological profile of anyone on film. Unfortunately, though he proved to be a promising student, Ken would later fall into debt and as a result, had to drop out of college.
Unable to find any other job, Ken reluctantly became the assistant of a "psychic" investigator. Ken knew that the "psychic" was full of it the moment they met, but decided to play along in order to pay the bills. During this time, Ken learned several techniques from his new boss including cold-reading and small-time scams. One year ago, the two of them went to Las Vegas. Although their initial venture was successful, by the end of their trip, all of their winnings were stolen and they were banned from every casino there. Even worse, Ken had co-signed a loan with his boss. Then his boss got outed as a fraud. Then that same boss went AWOL.
With the boss outed as a complete and utter fraud, Ken had an even harder time finding work than when he dropped out of college. For the past year, he had been trying to make ends meet while putting his past behind him. One day, however, he stumbled into a police investigation (as both a witness and one of the suspects). With his skill, knowledge, and unique abilities, he was able to deduce the true culprit. Although it felt great to be able to use his abilities again, he figured that it was a one-time deal and that such a thing was never going to happen to him again. He would be wrong...Any Other Info:
His father ran a martial arts dojo and as a result, Ken learned how to fight ever since he could walk. It was due to this training that he was able to develop his dynamic visual acuity.