Keitz Nokleben ( カイツ＝ノックレーベン Kaitsu Nokkurēben?) is a character introduced in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga. Originally unnamed in the manga, he only gains a proper name after his debut in the anime adaptation.
He is the mysterious security supervisor of the Level 6 Shift project during the time when it was still running, and serves as an indirect antagonist to Misaka Mikoto in the Railgun side of the Sisters Arc. Later, he becomes Shokuhou Misaki's informant, even after the end of Daihaseisai.
He is shown to be a tall man, with blond hair swept back paired with green eyes.
He is shown to be confident in his decisions, and is able to predict who was attacking the research facilities connected to the experiment. Because of his confidence, he seems to be bored, or at least indifferent, to the situation most of the time and even when the situations were dire, he was merely cutting his nails. He has a subtlety that allows him to manipulate people obviously below him like Amai Ao without him knowing.
In spite of this, he is obviously just doing his jobs that his employers has him do. However, he has enough delicacy to stop Misaka 10032 from thanking him for taking care of him, knowing of the history he has with the clones.
Not much is know about him, though he has shown casual familiarity with Shokuhou Misaki, the 5th ranked Level 5. Where it seems that their history with one another developed into them having a mutual trust between the two.
- Main article: Sisters Arc
He first appears being briefed by the attacks on the various facilities that are connected to the the experiments. He quickly deduces that Mikoto could be behind the attacks on the research facilities, although unsure of it, he did surmised that the attacker is a proficient Electromaster.
With only two facilities left, the S-Processor Laboratories, Keitz hires ITEM, a mercenary group from the dark side of Academy City, to protect another research facility long enough so they can move important data and equipment, to other branch facilities, which was planned by the supervisor to discourage the attacker and to cut losses while still maintaining the experiment.
He later reappears after the project has been distributed to various facilities, here Amai Ao objects to him for distributing the experiment to various facilities. Ao worries about the interests of the project being split-up, but is calmed by him after he explains to him that those who will receive gains from the experiment are the one who are still running it at the time of the project's completion. He leaves his office shortly therafter.
After the freezing of the project, he is called upon by Shokuhou Misaki, who became interested on the fate of the Sisters. She set up a meeting after hiring him, to which he woefully concludes that he has no idea what happened to the clones. He tells her that all liability was pushed towards Amai Ao, and that another agency has taken care of the Sisters. However, he says that there is another group searching for the clones. Hearing this, Misaki tells him to investigate and continue to search about the whereabouts of the clones.
Daihasei Festival Arc
- Main article: Daihasei Festival Arc (Railgun)
Keitz is not seen afterwards, although Misaka 10032 is shown to be recuperating in Heaven Canceller's Hospital after the ordeal of the Level 6 Shift attempt on Misaka Mikoto, alluding to his survival as well. His survival would be confirmed with his appearance in the following arc.
Dream Ranker Arc
- Main article: Dream Ranker Arc
During the information leak crisis spawned from the spread and usage of Indian Poker cards, Keitz gets a request from Misaki to dig up information about the techology's creator, Kuriba Ryouko. He gets the information to her via meeting one of Misaki's mind controlled proxies at a restaurant. Later on, he gets information on Ryouko's current whereabouts, which he relayed to Misaki via Mitori.
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- (To his subordinate, from Railgun S Episode 7): ""We" have no means."
- (Recurring phrase): "Oh dear."
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 025
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 031
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 032
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 055
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 043
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 046
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 061
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 063
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 062
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 085
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 086
|Yoshikawa Kikyou||Amai Ao||Kiyama Harumi||Nunotaba Shinobu|
|Keitz Nokleben||Kusakabe Yumi||Kanmi Eiga||Makuwa|