D.Gray-man Encyclopedia



Kanda's "birth" as a Second Exorcist.

Kanda was originally an Accommodator and Exorcist of the Black Order, but he was killed by an Akuma about thirty years before the start of the story.[1] There was also a woman in his previous life he loved, a fellow Exorcist whom died alongside him.

After their deaths, the bodies of Kanda and his lover were taken to the Asian Branch, where their brains were harvested and implanted into new bodies as part of the Second Exorcist Program.[2] About twenty years later, Kanda awoke in the Sixth Laboratory of the Asian Branch to his fellow Second Exorcist, Alma Karma, hovering over his birthing pit.[3] Alma helped Kanda out of the hole and alerted Edgar Chang Martin to Kanda's awakening so Kanda could get medical attention and dry clothes.[4]

Despite the amiable first meeting, Kanda quickly became violent towards those around him, his relationship with Alma became especially volatile,[5] as Kanda found Alma's many attempts to befriend him creepy. Having been artificially created and not knowing of the reasoning behind his odd birth, Kanda did not think of himself as human, showing child-like confusion and curiosity when Edgar explained the idea behind childbirth to him.[6] At the same time, Kanda began experiencing visual and auditory hallucinations of lotus flowers and of a woman who, in context, expressed sharing a close relationship with him,[7] though when Kanda turned to face her, she had disappeared, Alma remaining in her place. At some point he met Zuu Mei Chang who gently told him that the hallucinated lotus were only illusions and to not give it too much importance. [8]

During synchronization testing, Kanda was repeatedly severely injured, able to survive only thanks to the regenerative seal on his chest.[9] It was because of this repeated, painful testing that Kanda began to hate Innocence and distrust the Order.

Later that night, after recovering, Kanda made his way to the Second Exorcist birthing room, where he saw the woman again,[10] and while trying to reach for her he fell into one of the birthing holes and was quickly fished out by Alma.[11] When Alma mentioned also seeing a woman, Kanda asked him about it, only to quickly realize that he and Alma weren't talking about the same woman. When Alma asked him if he had been crying and started to tease him, he and Alma got into another fight which ended in both of them bleeding severely and collapsing, their bodies still weak from their previous injuries.[12] He and Alma then started laughing.

Six months later,[13] after his and Alma's relationship had improved, Kanda's hallucinations reached a point where it started to cause him both physical and mental pain.[14] When the higher-up members heard of Kanda's hallucinations, the decision was made to euthanize Kanda for their organization's safety. Alma overheard this, and took Kanda before the euthanization could be completed, planning to escape with him.[15] After their escape was intercepted by several members of CROW, Alma kicked Kanda over a cliff and into a nearby canal, telling Kanda to run, much to Kanda's indignation.[16]

A ways down the canal but still in the Asian Branch, Kanda crawled out of the water near Noise Marie and Bak Chang,[17] asking for their help but not letting Bak go for medical assistance. When Marie held him to take the CROW spell needle out of his back, Kanda realized he recognized Marie's scent just before he passed out.[18]

Almost immediately after, Kanda was taken into custody by the CROW, and when he finally regained consciousness, he was in the middle of a large sorcery array, being attended to by Twi Chang, Renny Epstain and Saarinzu Epstain.[19] Realizing what had really happened to him, Kanda began laughing insanely and demanding to know how he (his original body) had died and how many years it had been.[20] Without answering his questions, Saarinzu activated a spell that sent a massive electrical surge through Kanda's body that shorted out his ability to regenerate shortly after, killing him.[21]

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Mugen synchronizing with Kanda.

Not long after, Kanda's body revived and he synchronized with the Innocence of his original form, Mugen, his memories of the woman keeping him from dying.[22] Using Mugen, Kanda escaped his confines and made his way back to the Sixth Laboratory, where he found Marie, who had been injured and was slated to become a Second Exorcist, himself. After some of his blood accidentally fell in Marie's wound and healed him,[23] Kanda took Marie with him, Marie's words of thanks reminding him of Alma and giving Kanda the resolve to escape the Order with Alma.[24]

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Kanda slashes Alma.

When Kanda found Alma, though, Alma - who had also synchronized with his Innocence - had slaughtered the staff of the Sixth Laboratory and had made the decision to kill Kanda, as well.[25] As Kanda and Alma fought, Kanda realized that Alma has recovered his memories, as well,[26] and when Alma tried to kill Kanda so he could kill himself and they could die together, Kanda made the decision to live and fought back against Alma, hacking him to pieces until he could not regenerate and believing he had killed him.[27]

Kanda would later become Froi Tiedoll's pupil, and Tiedoll would give Kanda, who had only been known as "Yu" until that point, the surname "Kanda", which Kanda would come to prefer to be known by. For nine years, Kanda would serve the Order under the impression that he had killed his best friend, never knowing until the events in North American Branch that Alma was alive and had been salvaged for a continuation of the Second Exorcist Program, the Third Exorcist Program.[28]

History Outline[29][]

  • Age 10: Kanda became Tiedoll's student, travelling the world with him for a year before going to the Black Order. There, he met Lenalee (age 8) and Marie, his teammate.
  • Age 12: Komui joined the European Branch as the Section Leader of the Science Division. Daisya Barry joined the Order. Jeryy became Head Chef. Kanda tried soba for the first time, was impressed, and began to eat it for all three daily meals.
  • Age 16: Lavi joined the Order. Kanda nearly decapitated him for calling him "Yu" after Lavi heard Tiedoll do it.
  • Age 18: After returning to Headquarters from a mission, Kanda met Allen; Kanda thought he was an Akuma because of the Gatekeeper and drew Mugen on him.


Introduction Arc[]

Main article: Introduction Arc

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Kanda intercepts Allen at the gate.

When Allen Walker fails the Gatekeeper's exam, Kanda is one of the many to hear the alarm[30] and the first to respond.[31] He attacks Allen,[32] commenting when Allen tries to insist that he's human that they'll know for sure when he cuts him open.[33] Allen insists that the Order should have received a letter of recommendation from his General, Cross Marian, which makes Kanda pause.[34]

After the letter is found, buried underneath the mess on Komui Lee's desk, Kanda is ordered to stand down, but only obeys when Lenalee Lee comes out and orders him to go inside.[35] Allen tries to properly introduce himself to Kanda, but Kanda brushes him off coldy, saying he "doesn't shake hands with [cursed people]" before walking away.[36]

Ghost of Mater Arc[]

Main article: Ghost of Mater Arc


Allen stands up to Kanda for Buzz.

On the morrow morning, Allen and Kanda clash again, Allen defending a Finder, Buzz, who had attacked Kanda out of rage for a callous comment Kanda made about the worth of non-Exorcist personnel.[37] Allen tells Kanda to talk to people better, to which Kanda simply tells him to let him go, telling Allen when he gets angry over him calling him "beansprout" that he'll remember his name if he can survive longer than a month.[38]

To Kanda and Allen's exasperation, they are then assigned to a mission together in Mater, Italy.[39] After they board a train (illegally) with Finder Toma to head out to their mission,[40] Allen asks Kanda a few questions about their job, which Kanda grudgingly answers.[41] As they review their mission booklets, both Kanda and Allen realize the "Ghost of Mater" they are going after is just a doll,[42] Kanda commenting that the doll had probably been made with the Innocence inside of it.

When they arrive in Mater, Kanda informs Allen that he won't be going back for him if he falls behind.[43] Kanda then heads after the doll as Allen heads to fight the Pierrot, Kanda using Mugen to clear the Level 1 Akuma out of the area before extracting the password to the talismans from a dying Finder.[44] After Kanda has secured Lala and Guzol, he informs Allen that he won't be helping him before taking off and leaving Allen behind, something Allen doesn't have a problem with.[45]

As Lala guides Kanda to the underground passageways of Mater to escape the Akuma, he is contacted by Toma, who he orders to secure Timcanpy, Allen's golem, before coming after him. Once underground, Guzol steps forward and claims to be the doll, and when Kanda says that he wants to take the Innocence from him then and there to make traveling easier, Lala puts herself between Kanda and Guzol, saying that Kanda would get lost without him.[46] Just then, Toma meets back up with Kanda and gives him Timcanpy, who uses his hologram display to show Kanda how Pierrot's abilities work.[47] When Kanda turns back to Lala and Guzol, he is shocked and angered to see that they slipped away while he had his attention elsewhere, but before he can go after them he and Toma are approached by "Allen".[48]

Seeing that the features of the "Allen" mirror the real Allen's, Kanda assumes that the fake "Allen" is the Akuma and draws Mugen,[49] but before Kanda's attack can land the real Allen arrives and saves the fake "Allen", showing Kanda that the fake "Allen" is Toma just as the "Toma" behind Kanda reveals itself to be the Akuma and attacks Kanda from behind.[50]


Kanda tricked by Pierrot.

The Akuma mocks Kanda for not realizing that he hadn't been Toma all along, then delivers a devastating blow to Kanda's body.[51] As he bleeds out, Kanda mutters to himself about not being able to die before he finds "that person", only to fall silent a moment later and make the Akuma laugh at him about dying on his feet.[52] Allen arrives and knocks the Akuma aside, then takes Kanda, who he notes is still breathing, and flees with him and Toma.[53]

After they meet up with Lala and Guzol, Lala revealing herself to be the real doll and explaining her past with Guzol, Kanda awakens and tells Allen to take Lala's heart from her.[54] When Allen tells him he can't, Kanda throws Allen's jacket, which Allen had rolled up so Kanda could rest his head, back at him, telling him that the uniform is the mark of an Exorcist, not a pillow for the wounded. After telling Allen that sacrifices must be made to save others, Kanda takes his Mugen and approaches Lala to take her heart,[55] only for Allen to intercede and insist on being Lala's sacrifice, assuring Kanda that he will take Lala's heart from her after she and Guzol die on their own terms. Kanda punches Allen, demanding to know if he doesn't have anything dear to him.[56]

Just then, Pierrot returns and rips Lala's heart from her body, mortally wounding Guzol in the process, and when Allen becomes enraged, his Anti-Akuma Weapon arm mutating in response to his anger, Kanda calls out to Allen to wait for his weapon to finish forming before attacking.[57] When Allen's new invocation falls short, Allen having pushed himself too far, Kanda steps in and saves Allen,[58] calling Allen pathetic and saying he hates people who can't keep their promises more than he hates Allen's tender-hearted ways.[59] Kanda and Allen then destroy Pierrot together.[60]

Three days later, Kanda calls Komui from a hospital in a town near Mater, reporting to Komui as he discharges himself from the hospital, to the doctor's anger, that Allen is still waiting for Lala, who has been singing to Guzol's corpse for three days, to die.[61] After receiving a cryptic warning from Komui to not miscalculate how much life he has left,[62] Kanda heads back to Mater to inform Allen that he'll be moving on to his next mission. Seeing Allen upset over Lala's continued singing, Kanda asks why he doesn't just end it as the singing Lala isn't the same as the old Lala, and when Allen tells him that Lala and Guzol's promise is something only they can break, Kanda calls Allen "soft", pointing out that they're not saviors.[63]

When Lala suddenly stops singing, Allen goes to her side, and as she collapses, Allen tells Kanda that he wants to be a destroyer who can save.[64]

General Yeegar Falls Arc[]

Main article: General Yeegar Falls Arc After the death of General Kevin Yeegar at the hands of the Noah Family, Kanda is sent on a mission with teammates Noise Marie and Daisya Barry to search for their General, Froi Tiedoll.

During their search, they encounter many Akuma who try to slow them down, one openly taunting Kanda by saying that he and the others won't be able to reach their General in time.[65] Kanda stabs the Akuma in the face, telling it to shut up as it explodes, then goes to join Marie and Daisya, who joke about their General probably being off drawing something without a care in the world. When Daisya notes to Kanda that they have a strange teacher, Kanda sullenly states that he hates the "geezer" before walking on, Daisya and Marie silently realizing that Tiedoll is the reason behind Kanda's foul mood.[66]

Order in Crisis arc[]

Still looking for their General, Kanda is separated from Marie and Daisya in a different town, hiding from the Akuma in an alley and using his golem to get a report from them.[67] After agreeing to meet up where Marie is, Kanda gives them dawn as the meet-up time limit before jumping out of his hiding place to face the Akuma that have surrounded him.[68]

As he fights, Kanda hears an odd voice (Tyki Mikk) coming from Daisya's conenction to his golem, Kanda and Marie calling out to Daisya and not realizing that they are hearing Daisya's last moments.[69] When Kanda and Marie meet up in the morning, Daisya's golem arrives and the rendezvous point alone.[70]

Not long after, Kanda and Marie meet up with General Tiedoll and inform him of the situation, telling him that Daisya is dead and that his Innocence, the Charity Bell, was taken.[71] When Kanda asks Tiedoll to come back to the Black Order with them, Tiedoll, instead, draws a picture of Daisya's hometown and burns it in remembrance, saying he can't go back as his duty to find new Accommodators is now more important than ever. Having not expected less, Kanda and Marie agree to go with him.[72]

Edo and Asian Branch Arc[]

Main article: Edo and Asian Branch Arc


Kanda fighting Tyki.

Kanda arrives with Marie and Tiedoll in Edo, Japan as General Cross Marian's unit (Lenalee Lee, Lavi, Bookman, Miranda Lotto, Arystar Krory III and the Akuma Chomesuke) are fighting for their lives against the Earl of Millennium and the Noah Family.[73] Acting on Tiedoll's orders,[74] Kanda goes to the aid of the weakened Exorcists with Marie, saving Chaozii Han from being killed by Tyki Mikk and engaging the Noah in a short battle before being forced to catch Lenalee when Tyki throws her at him.[75] When Marie captures a Giant Akuma in his Noel Organon's strings, Kanda hands Lenalee over to Lavi before taking off, using Marie's strings as footholds to lunge and slice the Akuma in half.[76] Kanda then tells Lavi, who had called him by his given name, that if he ever calls him "Yu" again he'll cut him.

The Earl then unleashes a devastating attack that levels Edo, Kanda getting seriously injured but still standing.[77] Kanda is then attacked by Tyki while trying to keep the Noah from getting to Lenalee,[78] and just as the Earl goes after Lenalee, himself, Allen arrives.[79]

When Tyki retreats, Kanda goes after him and accidentally attacks Allen, instead,[80] blaming Allen when he realizes who he is, and the two begin to bicker, ending with both of them threatening to cut off the other's hair and sell it before they threaten Lavi when he tries to break up their fight.[81]

Tiedoll gathers all of the younger Exorcsits under a nearby bridge and debriefs all of them, Kanda standing guard as he does.[82]

Noah's Ark Arc[]

Main article: Noah's Ark Arc When Lenalee is suddenly dragged into a warp that opens in the ground, Kanda is one of the several who reaches after her and gets sucked in, as well.[83] When the group (consisting of Lenalee, Allen, Lavi, Chaozii, Kanda and Krory) awakens, they are inside of Noah's Ark, something Kanda automatically blames Allen, and then the Earl's golem, Lero (who they have landed on) for.[84] The Earl then uses Lero to taunt the Exorcists, telling them that the Ark is collapsing and that they will all die inside of it. Tyki arrives shortly after and offers them a key, inviting them to play a "game" with him before throwing the key, which Kanda catches.[85]

Once they have set foot on stable ground, the group makes a pact to escape alive, which Kanda pointedly stays out of,[86] before they use the key to open a door and enter a "room", where they are met by Skinn Bolic. Recognizing Skinn as the Noah that has been hunting his General, Kanda elects to stay behind and fight him.[87] When the others refuse to leave him alone, Kanda turns on them and first threatens,[88] then attacks them with Mugen,[89] making the others angry enough with him to agree to leave him behind. Before she goes, Lenalee makes Kanda promise her he'll catch up with them later, and once the others have left Kanda begins his fight with Skinn.

As they fight, Kanda notes that Skinn had always stayed behind the Akuma before, never attacking, to which Skinn explains that he had never been sure which one of them to attack, but decides to fight Kanda since he thinks he can fight.[90] Skinn then introduces himself to Kanda, making Kanda introduce himself in return, and when Skinn asks Kanda if he likes sweets, Kanda smirks and replies that he hates them.[91]

Kanda continues attacking Skinn, noticing that Skinn is much harder to hurt than regular Akuma but deciding that it doesn't really matter. When the room shakes with another earthquake as the Ark around them continues to collapse, Kanda uses Mugen to tap into his life force and strengthen his attacks.[92]

Skinn warns Kanda that the more he attacks and touches him, the more his power flows into Kanda's body, but Kanda doesn't take him seriously until Skinn uses one of his abilities to extract "chains" made of Skinn's power from Kanda's body, using them to damage Kanda harshly from inside Kanda's body.[93] As he torments Kanda, Skinn notices that Kanda doesn't seem to fear death.[94] The room around them begins to collapse, making Skinn and Kanda intensify their attempts to win, and just when it seems Skinn has seriously hurt Kanda, Kanda's tattoo begins to change, Skinn getting close enough for Kanda to use Mugen to try to cleave him in half[95] and Skinn trying to blow Kanda's head off.[96]

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Kanda after taking critical damage in his battle with Skinn Bolic.

When his body begins to burn, Skinn realizes that Kanda had continue to attack him until Mugen had begun to melt, allowing Kanda to leave some of Mugen's liquefied steel inside of his body to infect him with his Innocence.[97] Kanda then stands, his body recovering, and tells Skinn that everyone dies as long as they remain human before he starts to walk off, heading for the exit.[98] Having Kanda's Innocence within him causes Skinn's inner Noah to emerge, Kanda wondering if Mugen, which is riddled with melted-out holes, will hold out as he turns back to brace himself for another attack.[99]

Using more of his life force, Kanda strengthens Mugen and uses it to shield himself against a devastating attack Skinn fires at him,[100] but the force of Skinn's Noah-fueled attack shatters Mugen,[101] Skinn's attack causing a spiky formation of sand to grow up from beneath Kanda and impale him. Just as Skinn begins to laugh over his victory, Kanda commands Mugen to "drink up", the pieces of the broken sword connecting to the hilt still in Kanda's hand[102] and reforming long enough for Kanda to cut Skinn in half.[103]

As Skinn bursts into ash, the door behind Kanda collapses and Kanda smirks as the room around him is destroyed.[104]

Later, when Allen has taken control of the Ark and uses the piano in the control room to bring it back, Kanda is seen reforming and waking up, confused.[105] After finding Krory, Kanda makes his way back to the others, meeting up with Lavi and Chaozii, first,[106] before they all rejoin and begin searching for a way out. Kanda brushes Allen off when Allen notices his tattoo,[107] and when Allen steps through a door without looking and nearly falls, the room not having a floor, Allen grabs onto Kanda, first, nearly taking Kanda down into the void with him.[108] After they manage to get out, Kanda and Lavi mourn their broken Innocence, apprehensive of the idea of asking Komui to fix them. Then, Kanda, Lavi and Allen realize that they left Lenalee alone with Cross, a notorious pervert and womanizer, and when they rush back to find Cross comforting Lenalee, they are horrified.[109]

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Tiedoll tries to talk his "son" into going back to bed.

Once the group returns to the European Branch, Kanda is admitted to the medical ward with the others, but cannot sleep due to Krory's loudly growling stomach. When he tires to head back to his room, Kanda is intercepted by Tiedoll, who insists that he go back to bed.[110] Even when he and Lavi later manage to escape, they are dragged back to the medical ward by the Head Nurse.[111]

Invasion of the Black Order Arc[]

Main article: Invasion of the Black Order Arc When he is well enough to leave the medical ward, Kanda attempts to meditate in peace, but is joined by Lenalee. Though she tries to insist that she just wants to meditate, Kanda points out that she only runs to him when Malcolm C. Lvellie comes to the Order, and when she begins to fret, Kanda tells her he thinks of her as a strong woman before ordering her to shut up and meditate or leave.[112]

When Lulu Bell invades the Order with her army of Level 3 Akumas, Kanda, who doesn't have Mugen, manages to avoid being locked up with the other noncombatants[113] and pilfers the weapon's vault, managing to secure several swords for himself before going to Komui's side to protect him from the recently formed Level 4.[114] Kanda then stays with Komui, refusing to evacuate in favor of going to Hevlaska to get Mugen. When Komui starts to tell him that he won't let him endanger himself, only to stop suddenly, Kanda smiles grimly and tells him to make sure he keeps himself safe.[115]

As they descend, the Level 4 pursues them and blows up the elevator, Kanda shielding Komui.[116] Kanda is then joined by Lavi, both of them weaponless as they continue to protect Komui[117] and are defeated.[118]

Seeing Komui hesitate to go to Lenalee's side, Kanda kicks him and demands to know why he ever joined the Order,[119] reminding Komui of his resolve enough to make the man go to his sister. Kanda and Lavi then go to a weakened Allen's side, helping him hold off against the Level 4 with his Sword of Exorcism, Kanda telling Allen to "stand firm"[120] and then falling when the Akuma overwhelms them.[121]


Kanda and Lavi observe Lenalee's new speed.

When Lenalee rejoins with her Innocence, the Dark Boots crystallizing, Kanda and Lavi observe Lenalee's new speed in shock, unable to keep up with her.[122] As Cross arrives to help Lenalee and Allen, Kanda and Lavi relax, Kanda telling Komui when Komui tires to apologize that he was only doing his job.[123] Later, after the Akuma is defeated, Kanda is seen walking away from the scene of those mourning, not participating in seeing those who are dying off from this life.[124]

Several days after the invasion, Kanda is seen trying to train Allen in swordsmanship, their spar quickly devolving into brawling[125] before the Head Nurse arrives to force them to come back to the infirmary.

Destruction of the Black Order Arc[]

Main article: Destruction of the Black Order Arc


Transformed Kanda and Lavi wearing Bookman's clothes

When the decision is made to move the European Branch to a new location, Kanda assists with the packing. During the packing process, both Kanda and Lavi are doused with a knocked-over Science Division experiment that causes their bodies to shrink down into child-like forms.[126] After they are dressed in the Bookman's clothes, Kanda goes back to helping with Lavi, Kanda expressing a concern over whether or not the new location will have a nearby, forested area where he can train in peace. When another serum is knocked over, this one resulting in Lenalee losing her voice to have it replaced with a cat-like meow, Kanda becomes irate, worried over Komui finding out about it.[127]

Just then, the lights go out and the Head Nurse stumbles in, biting Allen and Miranda, the latter of whom bites Marie and makes Marie turn rabid and grab Kanda.[128] Before he can be bitten, Kanda kicks Marie and escapes, and when they are surrounded by more rabid, 'zombified' members of the Order, Lenalee activates her Dark Boots and carries Kanda and Bookman to safety.[129]

After they escape and hide in a store room, the members of the Science Division who are with them begin to discuss the probable causes, and when Komui, from the shadows, warns them that the bites from the infected are infectious, Kanda, not realizing who it is, questions him.[130] As soon as Komui admits that he is the one who made the virus, Kanda recognizes Komui and he, along with everyone else, attacks him and tries to tie him up, only to have Komui use his Komlin EX tie them up in retaliation.[131]

Once they make the decision to work together, Komui unties the group and they begin to make their way through the building. When Komui admits that he has no antivirus and has no idea how to locate the source of the infection to derive one, Kanda tries to kill Komui, only to be stopped and then joined, by Reever.[132] Suddenly, the Generals, who have been infected, burst through the walls, Tiedoll biting Howard Link after mistaking him for Kanda. Kanda asks Komui if Mugen has been repaired, needing it to fight the Generals when they activate their Innocence, but Komui says that while Mugen has been repaired, the Science Division was full of zombies so he left it behind, resulting in Kanda smacking Komui over the head.[133] They are then attacked by the Generals, and when Komui accidentally orders his Komlin to fire rockets at them, the floor is destroyed and Kanda falls into the cellar with Allen, Lavi and Johnny Gill.[134]

When Arystar Krory, who might or might not be infected, knocks on the door to the cellar, asking to be let in, Kanda is one of the ones to offer up the Komlin to answer the door, in case it is an ambush,[135] and when the Komlin answers the door and gets his head kicked off, Krory bursts into the room and attacks Kanda and Lavi, slamming their heads together and knocking them out.[136] Kanda regains consciousness shortly after, when Johnny realizes that Krory is the source of the infection, but before they can do anything about it the Generals and the rest of the zombie hoard arrive and they are forced to retreat.[137]

After a bit, an attack from General Winters Socalo sends them crashing through a wall and into a room where Komui, Reever and a few others are being held by the Ghost who instigated the whole event, and while he is weakened Kanda is bitten by Tiedoll, becoming a zombie shortly after.[138]

Kanda, along with the others, would be returned to normal the next day when Bak Chang would arrive to help with he packing and, after panicking, derive a vaccine.[139]

Disappearance of Cross Marian Arc[]

Main article: Disappearance of Cross Marian Arc

Mugen reforged

Kanda's newly reforged Mugen.

Ten days after the apparent death of General Cross Marian, Kanda is sent on a mission with Allen and Miranda, during which he wields a newly reforged Mugen.[140] After the battle is won, Kanda passes a depressed Allen without saying a word to him, going directly to threatening Link with death if he doesn't win the game of chess he is in with the ghost hand of a dead man who possessed the Innocence they are after. After Link wins and they secure the Innocence, Kanda reports back to headquarters.[141]

When they head to the church that has the Ark Gate they will be using to head back to the European Branch, Kanda snaps at Miranda for forgetting the new rules about the personal passwords, which leads to him getting into another fight with Allen.[142] Link reprimands them, only to be brushed off by Kanda, who tells Link that he talks too much. Once they arrive back at headquarters, Kanda is recognized by Jiji Lujun, who is transferring back to the European Branch after being sent to the Asian Branch for a time and recognizes Kanda. When Jiji tells Kanda that Zu Mei Chang was asking about what Kanda thought of the new Mugen, Kanda tells Jiji to tell the old man what he wants before walking off, leaving Jiji with the impression that he has no complaints.[143]

Phantom Thief G Arc[]

Main article: Phantom Thief G Arc Three months after Cross' disappearance and apparent death, in the month of December, Kanda is sent with Allen, Link and Marie on a mission to Paris to investigate the disappearance of several of the Order's Finders. Upon arriving at the police headquarters, Kanda runs into the daughter of the Chief of Police, Emilia Galmar, who instantly becomes smitten with Kanda, earning him the ire of her father (though Kanda doesn't notice the affections and couldn't care less).[144] When Inspector Galmar takes them to the holding cells to show them the countless people all dressed in strange jumpsuits and masks, Kanda is as visibly horrified as Allen, and when they find the missing Finders and Jiji, Kanda kicks their Plexiglass cell hard enough to dent it, demanding an explanation from them.[145] Jiji and the Finders report that they had been investigating a possible Innocence phenomena seemingly linked to a mysterious "Phantom Thief G," and when Marie discerns they are telling the truth, Kanda concludes that, either way, they should investigate and secure the Innocence, to Inspector Galmar's anger.[146]

After another warning letter comes from G, Kanda and the others make their way to the Louvre, knocking out the guards and stationing himself outside with Marie.[147] When the Phantom Thief G arrives and steals a crown bearing the Regent Diamond, Kanda intercepts him in a fountain,[148] throwing the crown to Inspector Galmar when the man arrives and preparing to drag the stunned "G" off when the man he is holding suddenly regains consciousness, confused and not knowing where he is, to Kanda's confusion.[149] Another "G" appears on the roof, this one bearing the crown, and by the time Kanda arrives on the roof to help Allen, "G" has moved on to possess Link.[150]

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Kanda forces Timothy to reveal his identity as Phantom Thief G.

"G" uses Link's skills as a CROW to subdue Kanda, Kanda barely dodging and explaining CROW to Allen when he asks, and Kanda and Allen attack Link together, damaging Link's body but hurting "G", who Kanda notes mockingly isn't used to pain.[151] After Allen "stabs" Link with his Sword of Exorcism, "G" flees, terrified and not knowing the Sword doesn't hurt humans, and afterwards Marie tracks "G", using his distinct cry, to an orphanage. There, a young Timothy Hearst is kicked out of the door by Emilia and knocks his head against Allen's, accidentally possessing Allen, something Kanda quickly realizes and uses against the boy by holding his body hostage.[152]

Kanda and Marie meet with the Prioress who runs the orphanage and Emilia, explaining the situation to them. When the Prioress explains Timothy's past to him, Kanda and Marie agree that the gem in Timothy's forehead is likely the Innocence they're looking for, and when Emilia asks what they'll do, Kanda answers that they'll take Timothy with them to make him an Exorcist.[153] After earning an angry reaction from Timothy, Kanda starts to bluntly and angrily tell him that he'll drag him back, only to be cut off by Marie, who apologizes for Kanda's bad manners.[154]

Just then, the world outside of the building goes dark, Kanda looking out the window and seeing that the town has disappeared, and when a Level 4 Akuma attacks, Kanda and Allen defend the children.[155] While Link helps the Prioress herd the children down the stairs, Marie secures the Akuma while Allen and Kanda team up to fight it.[156]

The Level 4 turns its arms into gattling guns and successfully lands successive blows on Kanda, who is alarmed when Marie, who is susceptible to the Akuma Virus, is hit.[157] After Marie is forced to cut off his fingers in order to survive, Kanda attacks the Akuma at close range, but isn't fast enough to keep up when the Akuma swings around him and shoots him in the back.[158]

When Timothy properly invokes his Innocence and possesses an Akuma, Kanda is first confused to see the other Akuma that accompanied the Level 4 fighting one another, then shocked when Allen explains, after making out Timcanpy's charades, that Timothy has possessed one of the Akuma.[159] Madarao from the CROW arrives and defeats a Level 3 without Innocence, something that shocks the Level 4 and gives Allen and Kanda enough time to regroup.[160] They fight the Akuma together,[161] and when Allen summons his Sword of Exorcism to himself, using it to pierce the Akuma, he pierces himself to a wall behind him, as well.

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Kanda nearly stabs Allen to get Nea to go away.

The Sword of Exorcism, though, hurts Allen, to Kanda's shock.[162] When he witnesses the Noah within Allen emerging, Kanda stabs the still living Level 4 from behind,[163] narrowly missing Allen and glaring at "Allen" before calling him an "idiot beansprout",[164] both of them using their swords to tear the Akuma apart. After the Akuma is defeated, Allen, once again in control of his body, reminds Kanda that his name is Allen.[165]

After the members of the Science Division, brought by Reever, release the seal on the orphanage and free those trapped inside, Inspector Galmar offers to take Timothy in and protect him from the Akuma, only to be quickly shut down by the group, Kanda included, who also adds that the man should go to a church if he needs to confess.[166]

Artificial Exorcists Arc[]

Main article: Artificial Exorcists Arc After futilly trying to find out more about Madarao in an attempt to finish his report,[167]Kanda is forced to try to forget about it when Jiji can't offer any help. Later, Kanda is training with Bookman, who has taken his hair tie, in the training facilities when North American Branch Head Renny Epstain arrives with Third Exorcists Madarao, Tewaku, Tokusa, Goushi and Kiredori.[168] After Allen is hurt by Goushi, Kanda observes from afar,[169] a severe look crossing his face when he hears of the Third Exorcists half-Akuma origins.[170]

When Komui has no choice but to make the Third Exorcists part of the Exorcist force, Kanda goes to Asian Branch, becoming rather exasperated when he walks through to find Bak Chang being restrained by his subordinates.[171] Bak sets Kanda, who has been summoned by Zu Mei Chang, up in a room to await the old man's arrival, Bak awkwardly trying to maintain conversation with Kanda. When Kanda observes that the Order is starting up experiments again, Bak begins to fervently apologize, demanding that Kanda hit him.[172] Though Kanda does hit Bak, he insists that he doesn't care what the Order does, to which Bak cryptically refers to an "Artificial Apostle Plan" Kanda had been apart of, saying that his and Renny's families made a big mistake and that they don't see Kanda as expendable.

Kanda thinks back to when he was younger, an image of Zu Mei telling Kanda that the flower Kanda was "seeing" was an illusion coming to mind.[173]

Elsewhere, as Zu Mei makes his way to the room Kanda is in to speak with him, he thinks about asking Kanda if he still sees the flowers, and Kanda is shown again surrounded by presumably illusionary lotus blossoms.[174]

When there is a sudden, world-wide influx of Akuma attacks, Kanda is sent to Jordan with Allen, Madarao, Tokusa and Tewaku, Kanda staying behind at Jordan Camp with Tewaku as guards. During his guard duty, Kanda is approached by the Noah Wisely, who asks for Kanda's name and asks if he knows the name "Alma". When Kanda reacts to the name, Wisely informs Kanda that he wants to use Kanda's brain for a "party", an odd eye opening and focusing its sights on Kanda.[175]

While on a mission, Wisely, the 5th Noah, appears in front of him atop a pile of dead bodies. When Kanda asked, "who are you?" before challenging the Noah, Wisely says the name "Alma" which shocks Kanda. Kanda loses to the Noah and is dragged to the North American Headquarters.

Before the invasion of American HQ order members of the science division were assembled in the building for a meeting on the Third Exorcists. During this meeting a portion of Kanda's backstory was shown when Teacher Zhu sees the body of Alma Karma (stated moments earlier to be the first womb of the Third Exorcists). As Zhu argues with Malcolm, he claims they should have told Kanda that Alma was alive. He later states the two were friends who they then made "fight to the death".

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Kanda brough in the North American Branch by the Noah.

Having invaded the headquarters the Earl and Noah line up the surviving members. Amongst this line up is Johnny and Reeve, who notice a motionless Kanda on the ground before them. The Earl and Wisely (both seeming to know about Kanda's past) then put their plan in motion stating to the order members "You will be killed by the demon that you yourself created". At this point Kanda appears to regain consciousness and see the image of a person beneath him, he then has flashbacks to when he first met a child named Alma. A bird's eye shot shows him kneeling over the body surrounded by flowers. Moments later Allen arrives only to have been baited into what seems to be a trap.

While Allen fights with the Millennium Earl, Kanda aids him but is fought off by Tyki. After an explosion, they see that Wisely and the Noah family brought out Alma. Kanda then asks "Who the heck is that?", shocking everyone. Zhu states that there is no way Kanda does not recognizes Alma, but when Road mentions it is Alma, Kanda gives her a menacing look and replies "He's dead." Road continues to taunt him, while Wisely creates an eye under her. Allen and Kanda both looking at her, see it, and appear to be sucked into some other dimension where Kanda's past was being unraveled in front of Allen and Road. It is revealed that Kanda, Alma, and the other "Second Exorcists" were, in fact, created by transporting the brains of dead or dying Exorcists into artificial bodies in order to see if the compatible Innocence would be carried over to the substitute body.

After managing to escape the cryogenic sleep by synchronizing with Innocence, Kanda leaves and finds Noise Marie unconscious on a table. Kanda manages to heal and wake him up with his own blood (accidentally). He then saves Marie and attempts to escape the base but thinks of Alma and goes back for him. He finds Alma among the mass of dead scientist and Crow corpses, Alma having just murdered Edgar. Kanda questions why and asks whether Alma's memories have awakened or not. Alma then states he must kill Kanda too and attacks, cutting off Kanda's arm. After Alma states they can die together, Kanda finds his resolve and decides he does not want to die, even if it means killing Alma. Kanda delivers two devastating blows to Alma striking him down and apparently "killing" him.

After witnessing this, Allen snaps (because Yu was letting himself being used) and punches Kanda in the head with Crown Clown, sending him spiraling out of sight. However his memories awoke Alma's hatred and subsequently Alma himself. Alma's awakening blows the entire Branch. Kanda is lost in the explosion with everyone else present, minus Alma who calls out and asks if Yu is there in the debris. Yu survives the explosion and turns to Alma who has now become a fully fledged Akuma.

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Kanda and Alma clash

As Alma continues to taunt Yu about his continued survival and the friends he has made, Yu activates his Innocence and attacks with Third Illusion. After more taunts from Alma, Kanda activates Fourth Illusion. His iris's gain four pupils in them and he suddenly and severely strikes Alma. Allen berates him for fighting so seriously.

When the Millennium Earl asks Allen to join him, he mentions that if Allen joins, he will eradicate the dark matter within the Third Exorcists and Alma. Alma says that he does not care about dark matter, and he "just wants Kanda to die." Alma then attacks Kanda and stabs him twice. Lotus flowers appear everywhere; one is shown wilting. "That person" appears and says, "I will wait for you...I'll wait forever..." Kanda smirks, and Alma asks him what he is thinking of. Kanda activates Fifth Illusion and cuts off Alma's arm and leg. Alma smirks and hurts Kanda. Kanda then repeats "destroy" over and over again and prepares to attack Alma once more. Allen, however, intervenes with his Crown Clown.

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Kanda stabs Allen.

Kanda glares at Allen and asks him "what mockery is this?". Since Allen, instead of answering, tries to find out why Kanda is having such an ominous expression, Kanda snaps and attacks both Alma and Allen with "Fifth Illusion Style: Ripping Flash Claw", injuring the latter seriously. He continues attacking Alma cruelly. At that point, old man Zhu states that Kanda's hair have turned light purple because he has sublimated his soul too much and that he is going to die. Alma attacks with a heat ray and gets Kanda right in the chest. The force of the continual blow is so immense that Kanda's skin starts to melt away.

Alma pleads Kanda to use up all of his regenerative ability and die right there. However, Allen intervenes again, while Kanda collapses. Alma's regenerative ability begins to wear of as well, and he falls to his knees. Kanda gets up and tries to kill him again, but Allen protects Alma.

Kanda then battles Allen in order to get to Alma. At first, Allen also fights back, but is hit from the behind by an attack from Alma. Allen then notices from Alma's expression, and lets Kanda stab him, which makes Kanda pause his attack. Allen then tells him to look closely at Alma and asks him why he is making a conflicted, pained expression, before falling and his skin turning gray. Yu comes back to his senses but Alma still attempts to kill him. However, Allen's body begins to rise and blows both back with a shock wave. Alma, the worst for wear, crashes into a wall but Kanda catches him.

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Kanda catches Alma after hitting a wall.

They watch on as Allen begins to transform, the Earl informing Kanda he released the 14th by messing Allen up too much with his innocence; the Noah cannot forget their hatred of innocence. Allen's transformation is abruptly stopped as his left eye activates, and an illusion of Mana calling out to him appears. He awakens to see the soul within Alma, which is actually the woman Kanda has been searching for. Alma screams for Allen not to say it and in a last attempt to kill Kanda, Alma begins to self destruct. He cries out "Why, Alma?!" to Alma as Alma detonates. As the smoke clears, Kanda's body crumbles to the ground. Sheril notes that to be adequate revenge for Skinn Bolic, while the Earl muses how Kanda, who prided himself as a powerful member of the order, was so "brittle" before Alma. As he begins to regenerate, he calls to Allen, saying "Beansprout," while Alma's soul begins to be eaten by Dark Matter. Allen assists Kanda in reaching Alma, asking him to open a gate to where they had their first mission, so he and Alma can be at peace there, giving Mugen to him. Before he catches Alma, Allen calls him and says that Kanda is the only one capable of helping Alma. In response, Kanda smiled at him and says "Thank you. Allen Walker." He then catches Alma and tells him they will get away from innocence and the church together. Alma cries happily, their childhood bond reaffirmed. However, Kanda also sheds tears as he and Alma fall through the gate, knowing that Alma doesn't have much time left, and arrives at the underground stage that Lala had sung her last song on Allen's first mission.

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Kanda watches Alma and the woman's soul walking away.

Kanda watches the Gate disintegrate, realizing that Allen has helped him stay alone with Alma for the little time they have left together. Alma, who is still alive, tells Kanda that the Akuma, can tell that Allen is a Noah. Before Alma can say anything more, he thrashes around, and Kanda coaxes Alma, saying he should not say anything at the moment. Alma tells Kanda not to use his Innocence, but instead watch his soul disappear. Alma discusses how much he hates the Order for doing terrible things to both him and Kanda, but also talks of his guilt since he killed so many people as an Akuma. Kanda comforts Alma until Alma finally dies, leaving Kanda to watch the illusion of Alma and Alma's former self walk away in the distance, holding hands in the garden of lotuses.Just as Kanda continues to mourn, he hears Alma's voice confess that he loves Kanda, and a ripple in the lake of lotuses occurs. Kanda then smiles slightly before closing his eyes, still cradling Alma's body. After further investigation the order found Mugen covered in a strange rust, which was interpreted as meaning that it lost its compatibility. Because of this, Yu Kanda was presumed dead.

Seed of Destruction Arc[]

Main article: Seed of Destruction Arc

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Kanda returns.

Three months later, Kanda travels back to the Black Order. He was apparently found by an old lady who gave him meals and new clothes, probably because of his good looks.[176] Alive and well, he approaches Lenalee and Noise Marie in France. When Marie asks why he came back, Kanda simply smiles and asks why he was not welcomed properly.[177]

As they return to the Asian Branch, Lenalee brings Kanda up to speed with everything that is happening with Allen.[178] However, he simply begins to stare at her, before he states stoically that Lenalee looks "quite ugly" because her face is blown up and swollen by her crying, which results in Marie having to hold her back before she can lunge at him.[179] Kanda soon arrives at a nearby room and is greeted enthusiastically by Komui, who at first thought it was an "Art of Kanda" General Tiedoll had made.[180]

He is then questioned by Lvellie, who asks him where Alma's body is. Kanda tells him he will say nothing because he has not forgiven the Order.[181] He is silent when Lvellie points out that Allen committed treason to protect the two. As he approaches Zuu Mei, who is dying in his bed, he is informed by Bak that the rust covered object he is holding is Mugen.[182]

Zuu Mei questions why Kanda returned, stating that he was free. Zuu Mei then admits that he was the one who proposed the Second Exorcist Project.[183] Kanda touches Zuu Mei's hand, which allows him to see the lotuses that he sees.[184] Kanda simply smiles and tells Zuu Mei that he's going to hell, too.[185] While holding onto Zuu Mei's hand, he calls for Mugen to awaken, causing it to revert back to its original cube form, and a shocked Bak notices it has become a Crystal Type.[186]

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The Recreation of Mugen

At that moment, Lenalee grabs Kanda's Innocence and asks him if he really wants to take the Innocence back, seeing as he has been bound to the Order for so long.[187] Still in her hands, the Innocence turns into liquid and Kanda drinks it straight from her palm.[188] He insists he has decided to become an exorcist.[189]

A crystal figure emerges from the stigmata on his arm, before transforming itself into the new Crystal Type Mugen.[190]

Searching for Allen Walker Arc[]

Main article: Searching for Allen Walker Arc Later, when Johnny Gill is successfully able to resign from the Order under the pretense of returning to his home to care for his grandmother, his plan really being to look for Allen and help him, Kanda appears on the train Johnny is on and saves him from being arrested by two CROW, beating the men unconscious before announcing to Johnny that he will be escorting him in his search for Allen. Lenalee and Marie seem to be the only ones aware of Kanda's decision to help Johnny find Allen, as they both lie to Komui after being questioned on where Kanda went.

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Kanda and Johnny in the red district

After searching countless bars (which were mentioned in a list of debts that Cross left Allen - Johnny retrieved these in order to track him), Kanda and Johnny hit another dead end. When leaving to go to another bar, Johnny is attacked by an Akuma, which results with Kanda destroying it. As it dies, the Akuma realizes that Kanda is still alive and mocks him for "wasting" the last bit of life he had left after the incident with Alma and not simply dying in peace.

It is revealed after the Akuma explodes that Kanda feels regret for ignoring his first encounter with the 14th Noah (when Allen stabbed himself with Crown Clown) and for bringing the Noah out even further when he went berserk in the American Branch due to the Earl's plan to use him to awaken Nea.


Kanda and Johnny quarrel over the bottle

Later, after dealing with another dead end and a nasty hangover, which implies that Kanda's healing abilities have reached the point where he can no longer drink alcohol without consequence, Johnny offers medicine, which Kanda cruelly rejects. He throws the bottle into a nearby crowd and demands that they continue on to their train station to hit the next location on the list.

However, when Johnny goes to retrieve the medicine, he is entranced by a street performing clown. When prompted for money, Johnny realizes that his wallet is missing. When Kanda appears, attempting to drag Johnny off, he senses something off about the clown, who nervously smiles and continues his act. The feeling doesn't edge away, and Kanda glares as the clown performs, brutally wanting to "slice him up just a bit", and using his hangover as an excuse for this weird urge.

When Johnny finally manages to get Kanda in check, the two begin to walk away when the clown as well as one of the children watching the show are attacked by an Akuma, which states that it sensed the 14th nearby. As it moves to swallow the two victims, and as Kanda rushes to destroy it, the clown reveals the mask and cowl that traditionally follow in Crown Clowns invocation. It is at this point that the clown is confirmed by both Johnny and Kanda as Allen Walker.


Kanda intercepting Allen

After the Akuma was killed, Allen tried to run away only for Kanda to hold him down and rub his face with a cloth to wipe all the clown make-up off. Kanda then asks Allen if he killed Link, leaving Allen shocked. Before he can explain himself, an Akuma arrives and the two fight it. As Allen asks how he died, Johnny and Kanda realize that Allen didn't kill Link and Johnny goes on to state Link died after Allen left. As the Akuma is killed, more appear and Allen flees to keep the people safe, Kanda and Johnny follow due to Kanda not losing his trail again. After Johnny revealed he put a receiver in Allen's hair, the two follow the signal and find Allen before a Akuma comes and Kanda kills it. Allen angrily asks why Kanda returned as an exorcist since Allen helped him become free and is now wasting it away, however, Kanda grabs Allen's shirt and tells him that the last free moments he had with Alma belong to him alone and that Allen gave them are the proof that he is free. As Allen realizes that Alma is dead he starts crying and Kanda is annoyed that Allen and Johnny also start crying. As Allen passes out, Kanda realizes that the wound that is bothering Allen is the one he had caused with Mugen at the North American Branch, and Johnny sees that his Innocence is trying to heal it, as it had when Tyki had punctured his heart. They take him to a hotel at night to stay and try to heal him while Johnny stays by his side to help Allen through this. Kanda goes outside to check on something and calls for the person who's been stalking them being none other than the presumed deceased Howard Link.

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Kanda threatens Link

While talking to Link and wondering how he survived, Link tells him that he didn't die, but ran away since he is a Crow and is the same as Allen, someone on the run. Kanda doesn't believe him and threatens to kill him if he tries to do anything to Allen. Link convinces him that he's here for Allen and Kanda will trust him for now and leaves but Link tells him he should his role and duty as an exorcist before he becomes a Fallen One knowing he's helping Allen to atone for what he did to him. As Kanda arrives back at the hotel, he senses something wrong and rushes in and places his sword at Allen's throat glaring at him asking him if he's the 14th.

However, Nea let Allen take over before Kanda arrived and Allen tries to ask what he's doing stating he is Allen but doesn't believe him. Kanda sees Johnny and rushes over to give him some of his blood to save him since Allen needs Johnny by his side and saves Johnny from dying. When Allen tells them to stay away realizing what he did to Johnny and Kanda asks if he's gonna run away again but Allen says he's gonna fight in his own way. When Allen is moved by Johnny's determination, Kanda smiles and then becomes annoyed when Allen starts laughing in amusement and the two tie Allen up so he can't run away again. They then open up "Johnnys' Speedy Repair Service" to make some money, annoying Kanda and Allen. While Allen and Johnny go to fix a printing press Kanda's arm starts to ache and sees that the stigmata on his left arm has veins clearly visible and believes that it is a sign of becoming a fallen. He talks with Timcampy telling it that he's suspicious of him also due to his connection to Nea and when he asks whose side he'll be on, while Tim starts crying, surprising Kanda. He then notices the Cardinal (unbeknownst to Kanda that he is really Apocryphos) who asks if he can take a pocket watch, but Kanda tells him it's not for sale.


Kanda attacking Apocryphos

The Cardinal expresses his regret that it's not for sale but is soon crushed by an enlarged Timcampy, much to Kanda's shock. While puzzled by Timcampy smashing an "innocent" man, tendrils shoot out from the ground, piercing Timcampy and throwing him off of the Cardinal. Kanda, now highly vexed, draws Mugen and attacks, demanding to know who the Cardinal really is. However, the Cardinal dodges all of Kanda's attacks with ease and slams him into the ground, defeating him. He then grabs Kanda by the head and drags him to the place Timcampy was thrown, using his memory altering power to command Kanda to return to the Order and forget their encounter. However, before the Cardinal can strike Timcampy with a crystal shard that the golem is apparently weak to, Kanda's legs wrap around his neck and snaps it. Kanda rises, telling the fallen Cardinal not to touch his head so easily before he falls out again. Timcampy attempts to help Kanda but the Cardinal quickly rises and punctures Timcampy with the shard, leaving him motionless besides the fallen Kanda.


When Kanda awakens, he is found by General Tiedoll, but his memories have been altered to make him believe that he told Allen everything he wanted to tell him and agreed to go back to the Order and help them. However, the seal on his chest quickly expunges Apocraphos' 'feathers' and restored his memories. After realizing the black shape next to him was Timcampy and that he was not regenerating, he overhears that they have located Allen and Johnny Gill and grabs Tiedoll, giving him an angry scowl that the General laughs at (He said that Kanda looked constipated). Kanda then pleads with the General to let him take care of Allen, saying that he will definitely kill him once he turns into the 14th. General Tiedoll explains that Kanda has already lost the trust of Central for running off with Alma Karma and that this has only made his situation worse. Tiedoll then tells Kanda that he will only allow him to go after Allen if he proves his loyalty and strength to the Order by becoming a General, revealing that Kanda has actually been able to surpass the Critical Point a long time beforehand, but had kept it hidden because he did not want to go further into the organization that he hated so much. After contemplating his situation a moment and reassuring himself that he was prepared to accept the hardships of it all, Kanda accepts Tiedoll's condition to become a General. [191]

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Kanda opens the curtains

Later, Tiedoll ambushes Tyki Mikk with a fake Kanda created by his innocence. Tiedoll then creates a coach that traps Allen and Johnny and drives them away while Kanda and Tiedoll sit at the front. Once they stop the car, Kanda opens the curtains. [192]

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Kanda speaks in

Kanda firsts reminds Johnny that he told him to send his golem if something happened. Johnny replies that he did . Allen suddenly takes a fighting stance as he thinks Kanda and Tiedoll are here to take him back to the Order. Kanda tells him to calm down and explains the situation: finders have surrounded the area and made a barrier around the town so they can't escape. Allen brandishes his sword so Kanda stops it with his sheathed blade. Allen claims that he can get by himself so Kanda evokes Allen's legendary sense of orientation while still pushing his katana.

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Kanda's reaction to Allen's words

Allen is suddenly taken aback and pleads Kanda and Johnny to leave him alone. He says that in his current state he can't protect the swordsman whose lifespan is reducing at high rate. Kanda is visibly shaken by his words as Allen seems to regret having pronounced them.  Kanda grits his teeth and cracks his fists, intending to knock Allen out. Johnny grabs his arm and shouts that Allen is in a bad state due to his encounter with the earl. Behind Kanda, Tiedoll takes the speech. He tells Kanda that he should tell Allen the truth and sets a jar next to him. [193]

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Kanda presents the instrument of death of Tim

Kanda tells Johnny to let loose and he assures that he won't hit Allen. He gets close to the boy and asks "What is that thing that is on your tail?" He assumes that this is the reason he fled the order and is trying to flee from them as well. He informs him that he was attacked by Apocryphos as well and that Timcanpy stood up and got destroyed by the wooden chip that he shows. He eventually asks why a human-shaped innocence is chasing him before pointing at the jar that contains the remains of Timcanpy.[194]

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Kanda shouts at Allen

Soon afterwards, the coach has to leave the city but the finders have made an unpenetrable wall with talismans. To do so, Kanda still in the coach with thetwo fugitives yells and threatens Tiedoll to let him out so that the finders hear him and don't bother to check in the carriage. After they left the area and as they roam the fields nearby, Kanda quietly watches a still silent Allen. Suddenly Kanda hears a music and realizes that Allen opened an ark gate below himself. Allen apologizes to Kanda that he can't tell them anything and that he will take care of the human-shaped innocence by himself. Kanda angrily berates Allen and rushes at him and grabbing him by the ankle: They both disappear through the ark, leaving only thin air behind them. [195]

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Kanda is ready to strike Allen.

Kanda apparently loses the grip on his weapon in the transportation as the saber falls from the sky before him in a square of Edinstown. Still holding Allen's hand, both of them fall. Kanda is angry but before he can protest more, Allen's bracelet sends ashock wave to the two. Then Kanda stands up and grabs Allen by the collar, he asks where Allen sent them. In the face of his telling that he doesn't know, Kanda stares ferociously and unsheathes his blade. He takes an offensive stance an announces that if Allen tries once again to run away he will kill him. Allen protests but Kanda instantly slices the boy's tie of, so fast Allen doesn't even see him. Kanda claims that next time he'll be going for the neck. The long-haired man explains that Johnny knowingly left the Order with no hope to return all of this for Allen's sake. He calls Allen a coward for not facing it and declares he will throw back to him all he said in the North American Branch.[196]

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Kanda backs away.

Kanda strikes again but this time Allen dodges by springing backwards, swiftly Kanda follows and hits again but Allen stops it with his innocence hand, the blade ramming into the flesh. Allen yells that he knows all that. He finally spits his feelings out as Kanda listens. The black-haired man removes his katana and sheathes as Allen drops to the ground. Kanda thinks of Apocryphos. Allen suddenly sneezes due to the cold which prompts Kanda to ask again where he brought them. This time Kanda believes Allen when he tells he doesn't know so he suggests to send them back to Tiedoll but Allen can't because he was locked the whole time and doesn't know where it is. Kanda starts to be angered but Allen notices a symbol on a tree. He digs around it and tells Kanda that they are in Edinstown, United Kingdom. [196]

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The golem flies away

The exorcists move out of downtown. Holding his golem, Kanda explains his plan: He will send to golem after Tiedoll and Johnny so that the golem leads them back. Allen notes that for it to work Tiedoll needs to have activated his own golem but Kanda insistently brushes it off. Kanda activates the golem, give it the orders and watches it fly away. After a while, Allen comments that they'll have to find some food while they wait. Kanda mischeviously stares at Allen and notes that Allen has given up on running away. Allen attempts to explain away but Kanda doesn't fall for it. He then asks Allen about the symbols on the trees, much to the white-haired exorcist's surprise. Kanda sits and states that he'll need to learn more if he is to help him. Allen remembers how he saw Kanda's backstory back in the North American Branch and apologizes for it. Kanda does not answer. When a bunch of akumas appear, Kanda prepares to unsheath but Allen quickly jumps in the battle while promising Kanda that he'll tell him afterwards.[197] Kanda then listens to the story.[198]


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  46. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 11, Page 76
  47. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 11, Page 78
  48. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 11, Page 81
  49. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 12, Page 88
  50. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 12, Page 93
  51. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 12, Page 96
  52. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 12, Page 98
  53. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 12, Page 100
  54. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 14, Page 122
  55. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 14, Page 125
  56. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 14, Page 128
  57. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 14, Page 137
  58. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 15, Page 156
  59. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 15, Page 157
  60. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 15, Page 159
  61. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 16, Page 166
  62. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 16, Page 168
  63. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 16, Page 176
  64. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 16, Page 179
  65. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 4, Chapter 30, Page 62
  66. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 4, Chapter 30, Page 63
  67. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 5, Chapter 43, Page 117
  68. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 5, Chapter 43, Page 119
  69. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 5, Chapter 43, Page 128
  70. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 5, Chaper 43, Page 130
  71. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 5, Chapter 44, Page 135
  72. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 5, Chapter 44, Page 138
  73. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 9, Chapter 86, Page 191
  74. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 87, Page 8
  75. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 87, Page 15
  76. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 87, Page 19
  77. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 88, Page 27
  78. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 88, Page 31
  79. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 88, Page 39
  80. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 89, Page 50
  81. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 89, Page 51
  82. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 89, Page 55
  83. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 90, Page 64
  84. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 90, Page 70
  85. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 91, Page 87
  86. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 90, Pae 93
  87. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 90, Page 95
  88. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 92, Page 101
  89. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 92, Page 102
  90. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 92, Page 111
  91. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 92, Page 113
  92. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 93, Page 122
  93. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 94, Page 136
  94. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 94, Page 143
  95. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 95, Page 153
  96. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 95, Page 155
  97. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 95, Page 157
  98. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 95, Page 159
  99. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 96, Page 174
  100. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 97, Page 179
  101. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 97, Page 184
  102. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 97, Page 188
  103. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 97, Page 190
  104. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 10, Chapter 97, Page 193
  105. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 14, Chapter 132, Page 75
  106. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 14, Chapter 133, Page 193
  107. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 14, Chapter 134, Page 97
  108. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 14, Chapter 134, Page 99
  109. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 14, Chapter 134, Page 104
  110. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 14, Chapter 135, Page 120
  111. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 14, Chapter 136, Page 147
  112. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 14, Chapter 138, Page 175
  113. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 15, Chapter 144, Page 199
  114. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 15, Chapter 148, Page 164
  115. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 150, Page 9
  116. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 151, Page 28
  117. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 151, Page 30
  118. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 151, Page 35
  119. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 152, Page 48
  120. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 153, Page 62
  121. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 154, Page 71
  122. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 154, Page 75
  123. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 155, Page 89
  124. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 156, Page 115
  125. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 157, Page 126
  126. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 159, Page 161
  127. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 159, Page 166
  128. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 160, Page 177
  129. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 160, Page 180
  130. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 160, Page 182
  131. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 160, Page 183
  132. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 161, Page 9
  133. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 161, Page 14
  134. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 161, Page 19
  135. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 162, Page 25
  136. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 162, Page 29
  137. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 162, Page 32
  138. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 163, Page 51
  139. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 164, Page 69
  140. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 169, Page 146
  141. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 169, Page 153
  142. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 170, Page 157
  143. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 170, Page 166
  144. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 172, Page 11
  145. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 172, Page 18
  146. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 172, Page 22
  147. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 173, Page 31
  148. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 173, Page 34
  149. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 173, Page 37
  150. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 174, Page 49
  151. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 174, Page 56
  152. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 175, Page 71
  153. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 175, Page 75
  154. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 175, Page 76
  155. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 176, Page 86
  156. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 176, Page 92
  157. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 178, Page 120
  158. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 178, Page 123
  159. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 180, Pages 157-159
  160. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 18, Chapter 181, Page 187
  161. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 182, Page 9
  162. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 182, Page 16
  163. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 182, Page 19
  164. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 182, Page 20
  165. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 182, Page 23
  166. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 183, Pages 33-34
  167. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chpter 184, Page 59
  168. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 185, Page 66
  169. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 185, Page 72
  170. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 185, Page 79
  171. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 186, Page 84
  172. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 186, Page 88
  173. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 186, Page 91
  174. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 186, Page 97
  175. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 187, Pages 144-145
  176. Volume 24, Talk Corner, Part 2
  177. D.Gray-man Chapter 207, Page 27
  178. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 2
  179. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 3
  180. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 4
  181. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 5
  182. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 8
  183. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 9
  184. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 11
  185. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 12
  186. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 14
  187. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 15
  188. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 16
  189. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 17
  190. D.Gray-man Chapter 208, Page 20
  191. Chapter 217
  192. Night 226, page 21
  193. Night 22
  194. Night 22
  195. Chapter 229
  196. 196.0 196.1 Chapter 230
  197. Chapter 231
  198. Chapter 232