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Kaine is a recurring supporting antagonist in the popular historical seinen anime and manga series,, Kingdom. She is one of Ri Boku's closest vassals since their days on the Gan Mon northern border regions of the state of Zhao.
She was voiced by Chisa Yuuki.
A deadly serious person, Kaine seems to be organized at all times and has a wide vision of what is happening around her.
Ri Boku/Li Mu
Battle of Bayou Arc
During Zhao's invasion into the lands Qin during the fourth day of Battle of Bayou, Kaine arrives with Ri Boku.
Born and raised in the province of Gan Mon in the northern part of Zhao, which was continuously raided and pillaged by the Xiongnu in that region. As a youth, Kaine's parents were brutally killed, and she was orphaned by the Xiongnu Horse Tribes. All generals who were sent there failed to subdue the threat as they were usually too hot-headed and impatient to pursue effective strategies. Consequentially, they kept dying until Ri Boku, a relatively new and young general, was appointed there. He was able to halt the Xiongnu's raids by simply avoiding confrontation. Instead of facing them directly, he drilled the villagers into learning to evacuate and taking shelter inside the walls of Gan Mon castle during the attacks.
Initially, she and her friends did not like this strategy and always wanted to face them head-on instead of cowardly evacuating, want to seek revenge for her family's death at the hands of the Xiongu. However, Kaine soon came to realize that Ri Boku had suffered the same past as her; having been orphaned in a war and losing his brothers, and close friends. Driven mad by vengeance, he and his battalion disobeyed orders and charged at the enemy camp but his satisfaction at killing the enemy general soured upon discovering his recklessness led to his entire unit (containing the rest of his family and friends) being completely wiped out. Instead of choosing to remain the path of revenge, he chose to become a strategist in order to save his comrades' lives as often as possible instead of endangering them. Unaware that Kaine now understood Ri Boku's actions, her friend reported to central Zhao that Ri Boku was neglecting his duties, so he was relieved and replaced by yet another hot-headed commander. The result was devastating, and Gan Mon Castle was soon overrun, the replacement general was immediately killed, most of the Zhao's forces in the region were killed, and refugees were forced to flee south. In the aftermath of a battle, her friend Zhao was killed and besides Kaine, there were only a handful of survivors. Meanwhile, wounded, Kaine regretted what Ri Boku's exile did to Gan Mon. Soon after Zhao and her comrades were buried, Ri Boku returned and started anew; much to Kaine and the survivors' relief. Sometime afterward, he and Kaine were able to amass enough skilled soldiers to wipe out an army of Xiongnu raiders, a battle that Yo Tan Wa witnessed the aftermath of upon setting out on her own campaign against the horsemen tribes.
After Ri Boku left to follow his path in warfare and politics, Kaine came along with him as his bodyguard.