U.A. students or not, kids are kids. Of course I was worried about 'em. But give them room to shine and... every one of them... is even more of a hero than us adults!Ken Takagi in "Transform!"
Ken is a man who is below average height, and has dark, curly hair. He has pierced ears with padlocks in them. Notably, his fingertips have protrusions that resemble key teeth.
Part of his hero costume is a small white mask that covers his eyes. He wears a necklace around his neck with five keys dangling from it. Rock Lock wears a two-colored, short-sleeved shirt with a black section and a white print on it, resembling a keyhole. He wears two light-colored shoulder pads with a dark keyhole shape on both of them.
Ken is a very pragmatic and blunt man who is quick to judge whether or not someone is an asset. He is especially critical of newbies and young students, aware of the fact that they are possibly children risking their lives in dangerous situations. His infant son makes him more cognizant of the students' young age than the other pros. He is often annoyed by inexperience, though this may be due to the stakes of their mission against Overhaul.
However, his critical attitude does not border to malice, as he is glad that Tamaki Amajiki did not get permanently injured. Ken is also prone to strong confidence in himself and his allies, as he is certain that the Yakuza would cower in fear and surrender or run away. His confidence sometimes borders on arrogance, as he tells Sir Nighteye to use his foresight on him to prove it is fallible, believing himself entirely capable of escaping whatever fate Sir Nighteye sees.
He does not like being patronized or underestimated himself, as unlike students he feels he has proven himself a competent and experienced hero.
Though he makes snap judgements of others and strongly doubts the capabilities of the students, his first impressions are not set in stone, as he is very impressed and proud when the students exceed his expectations, and goes so far as to say they are better heroes than the pros.
Lock Down: Ken's Quirk allows him to immobilize any nonliving thing he's touched, stopping it in a fixed location in space.
It can be overwhelmed by enough force and it cannot be applied to large areas.
- Deadbolt (
本締Deddoboruto?): By touching a nearby surface and performing an 180° spin with his hand, Ken secures his immediate area down in a point of space. It is first used against Joi Irinaka.
Tile: Rock Lock uses a tile that he throws and freezes it in mid-air, giving himself a foothold.