Kero           CCS           iCandi           Site           Home
So, let's talk Kero here. Let's talk little fuzzy stuffed toy creature. Let's talk while eating chocolate or vanilla pudding. Mmm… So, who is Kero, you ask? Let's find out. ^0^
Full name Keroberos
Gender male
Eyes black
Creator Clow Reed
Master Sakura Kinomoto
Debut volume 1, episode 1
Voice Aya Hisakawa (Masaya Onosaka, true form)

Kero, along with Yue, is one of the caretakers of the Clow Cards, as appointed by Clow Reed. Despite his intimidating appearance in his true form, he is kind of a slacker at times, loves to overeat, and would rather play video games and watch TV all day than save the world. And he knows it.

Kero, in fact, doesn't need to eat food. He draws his energy from the sun. However, he loves the taste of yummy sweets and eats them regardless of not having anywhere to poop 'em out. ^0^ One of his favorite snacks is pudding. He can be seen throughout the series crying, demanding, moping, and bartering over pudding.

Kero really loves Sakura and their bond throughout the series grows after each episode. He is also very close with Sakura's best friend, Tomoyo. Although he isn't ever all that crazy about wearing her frilly little costumes, it's allowed because of all the great treats she feeds him. Now, as for Syaoran Li, Kero is completely annoyed and aggravated by this kid. It doesn't help Li constantly makes fun of Kero for his puny appearance. He likes Li's fiance, Meiling, even less, and for the same reason. Plus, they are mean to Sakura and are always one step ahead in capturing the Clow Cards!

Kero is a very boisterous personality. He likes to have fun when he isn't working. He is always looking on the bright side and is never sad. He's either happy or sleeping, but for him, there is always a positive side to focus on. This is probably the way Clow Reed created Kero, on purpose. He needed someone that would watch over the cards and never give up, no matter the odds.

As for powers, Kero does in fact have some, despite, again, his puny little appearance. In his "toy" form, he can sense danger, Clow Cards, and can get serious very quickly. He can also fly. Yay! And in very few, rare occasions, he can breathe fire. In his true form, however, he is far more powerful indeed. He can summon magic barriers to guard against attacks and he has the power of the element, fire, on a larger scale. Hence, his firebreath (which is probably what Sakura describes his breath as, the morning after a night of binging!).

Does Kero get any cooler? Uuuuh, yeah! He gets bigger. And that makes him one to not be taken lightly! That's right, once Meiling and Syaoran see what Kero is really made of, they have a newfound respect for him (despite a few final low blows). So this happens in episode 45 when the final Clow Card is captured. Kero can only achieve his true form when all the cards are in possession.

Once this occurs, he can transform back and forth at will between his "plush toy" form and his "true" form (a.k.a. BAMF form). When Kero has achieved his true form, Yue is the final guardian that must make his appearance before the sole owner of the Clow Cards is made. While Kero derives his power from the sun, Yue derives it from the moon. This may explain why Kero is such a bubbly personality and Yue is so…gloomy.

Kero, at this point, is practically family with Sakura. Despite Yue being Yukito, who has always loved and cared for Sakura, Yue forces Sakura to fight him. It's important to note that after Sakura is deemed the sole Keeper of the Clow Cards, Kero remains by her side and even reverts to his false form as "plush toy" Kero. He is second guardian of the Clow Cards, first guardian for Sakura. Which leads me into my final article…

Why Kero
Kero makes me laugh every episode. He is so charming, witty, and fun. He strikes me as the kind of guy that could be best friends with anyone. It could have been anyone that opened that Clow Book and he would have treated them just the same as Sakura, and made best friends. Kero is strong-hearted and good-natured. He cares about those around him and treats them like family. He not only cares for Sakura, he cares for everyone she cares about. Her brother, her father, even saves Syaoran a few times. Partly because it's the right thing to do, but also because Sakura would do the same.

I ♥ Kero and I'm so proud to own this shrine to him.