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Khan
Khan.png
Name
Caspar Kain
Nickname
Khan (Хан)
Faction
Termites
Age
15
Location
Polyhedron
The Nutshell
Family
Victor Kain (father)
Nina Kaina (mother)
Maria Kaina (older sister)
Georgiy Kain (uncle)
Simon Kain (uncle)
Aglaya Lilich (aunt)
Voice Actor
Vanya Nepomnyashchiy (Russian)
Regina Ebinal (English)

Caspar Kain (Каспар Каин) is the youngest child of Victor Kain and Nina Kaina. He is the leader of the children's gang known as the Dogheads.

Description

A Peter Pan, a Kai from H. C. Andersen’s The Snow Queen, and even a bit of a Joffrey—but only a little bit. Unkind but inspired and fair. Rules the children’s kingdom in the Polyhedron and draws its map. This explains his symbols, a compass and a sword (the latter balanced precariously on its edge).

He, too, is always balancing on an edge. His spiritual state is one of a tightrope-walker who may, any moment now, flash a mischievous glance and do a somersault—without a safety net! He builds towers out of rocks on the Crucible lawn. And balances on the edge of adulthood.

From the game's design documents

Missing Extended Description.

Background

Missing Background Information.

Plot

Haruspex Route

My path was called '"The High Day."' If not for the plague, I'd have seized power from the adults and instituted a dictatorship of the juveniles. But Capella… Capella had a better idea.

Missing Haruspex Plot.

The Marble Nest

Khan died prior to the events of The Marble Nest.

Spoken Dialogue

→ See Khan/Spoken Dialogue#Pathologic_2

Screenshots

Official Art


Animation Video

Khan
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Name
Kaspar Kain
Nickname
Khan (Хан)
Faction
Termites
Age
13
Location
Polyhedron
Family
Victor Kain (father)
Nina Kaina (mother)
Maria Kaina (older sister)
Georgiy Kain (uncle)
Simon Kain (uncle)
Aglaya Lilich (aunt)
Miscellaneous
Color
Red
Body Part
Eyebrows
Animal
Hedgehog

Kaspar Kain (Каспар Каин) is the youngest child of Victor Kain and Nina Kaina. He is the leader of the children's gang known as the Dogheads.

Description

Khan is a smart, domineering, and exceptionally brave child. Like the rest of his family, he commands much respect. He determines who is allowed into the Polyhedron.

He is organized and militaristic—he is greatly interested in historic battles and war, and others have even imagined him becoming "the next General Ashes" on the frontlines. He is quick to rally his Dogheads into action and doesn't shy from the idea of sending them into armed skirmishes: before the start of the epidemic, he was planning to wage a war against Notkin. Later, he even prepares to challenge the arriving Army, viewing the military's artillery as a threat to the Polyhedron and the children within.[1]

While he has strained relationships with his father, he regards his older sister well, and she seems to be the only adult he will allow to enter the tower.

Background

He is the "uncrowned prince" of the Dogheads, and has many followers both inside the Polyhedron and out. Among the children, he is a pragmatic ruler: this social power is split with Capella. He was formerly close friends with Notkin, until Notkin disobeyed him and was ousted from the tower. This sparked the bitter rivalry between Notkin's Soul-and-a-Halves and Khan's Dogheads.

By the start of the Second Outbreak, he has been living in the Polyhedron for some time, rather than the Kain's family mansion.

Dogheads

A gang of older children from the Polyhedron that are led by Khan—their names are derived from the masks that they wear, which are sewn in the shape of a dog's head. Different Dogheads give varying explanations for the mask's purpose: some say it's meant to intimidate or protect identities, while others claim it "bounces the wearer's thoughts back into his head."[2]

Khan tasks the Dogheads with defending the town's children and gathering supplies. For example, a group of Dogheads attempted to collect the dangerous "powders" in circulation between younger children, since the concoction is famously known for causing the deaths of many during the First Outbreak.

They are the rivals of the Soul-and-a-Halves. Both groups of children come into constant conflict, having nearly resorted to an open war on several occasions.

Future

My path was called 'High Day'. If not for the plague, I’d rebel against the grown-ups. I would have instilled a children's dictatorship. Capella's idea was better.
Day 12
In the Haruspex's route, Capella offers Khan a marriage contract that is expected to be fulfilled in ten years. While Khan and Capella do not like each other, they both consider it a political move that is important for the future of the town—it would end the political unrest between the Kain family and the Olgimsky family. The married couple would become the main rulers of the town.

Capella states that he, together with his army of Dogheads, will manage and control the Town.

Portrait Quotes

Kaspar is the dark leader of the children. He has a lot of followers. An extraordinarily courageous boy; that alone is reason enough to respect him. Like all Kains, he's been practicing Novel Art since childhood. He is privy to mysteries that often turn out to be genuine and effective. It's not often that he refers to them, sharing the knowledge quite unwillingly. Capella and he are the rulers of the children's world in our town.
Eva Yan's take on him
He is an ivory-tower mandrake, born and bred. An imperious and smart boy that's been offered an opportunity to do deeds of an epic scale, without any regard for the price that will have to be paid for them.
Katerina Saburova's take on him

Notes

  • While a member of the Kain family—the rest of who are Utopians—Khan is considered to be one of the Haruspex's Bound, who value the preservation of the Town.
  • Khan is the Mongolian word for military ruler (now commonly used throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia); people call Khan this because he is the 'ruler' of the Dogheads.

Spoken Dialogue

→ See Khan/Spoken Dialogue

Gallery

Official Art

References

  1. Каспар Каин (Ice-Pick Lodge Wiki)
  2. Дети (Ice-Pick Lodge Wiki)