Uehara

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Uehara
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Other names Kamui Uehara, Angel of Absolute Zero
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Detective, observer
Affiliation 25th Ward Heinous Crimes Unit
Aoyama and Akama
Status Alive
First appearance #00 prototype

Uehara is the perspective character of most chapters of the Correctness storypoint of The 25th Ward: The Silver Case. Although at first glance he would appear to be Akira, the protagonist of the first game, Sakura Natsume says offhand that he "reminds [her] of him", implying that Uehara and Akira are different people. He also appears in Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes as a major character in the Travis Strikes Back mode.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Uehara is a quiet and imposing man who, for almost all of The 25th Ward, is never shown to speak. His face and body are usually framed in shadows. In most situations he merely observes the other characters. Much like his predecessor Akira, others tend to find him offputting or intimidating.

In #07 black out's "final message", Uehara finally speaks, describing himself as the perfect Kamui Uehara. His speech is lofty and ominous, and he vows to revolutionize the world. On the other hand, in Travis Strikes Again, he also speaks, but much more normally, and is an amiable ally to Travis. They form a legitimate friendship, and when Travis talks him down from fighting, Uehara bursts into tears. However, some characters such as Jeane find Uehara to be a creep, and they describe his eyes as dead.

History[edit]

The 25th Ward[edit]

Very little is known about Uehara, though he is suggested to be a Shelter child. He appears in Ward 25 one day and begins to investigate the Bayside TowerLand case, seemingly having been inserted by Michiru Kosaka, who issues him a fake ID which allows him to impersonate the building manager Kosuke Kurumizawa. He is soon enlisted in the 25th Ward Heinous Crimes Unit. Kinshiro Nakane assigns him the name "Kamui", and as Uehara he acts as a partner to Mokutaro Shiroyabu and Shinko Kuroyanagi.

Despite seeming to serve a protagonist's role, Uehara disappears for two of the Correctness chapters, only returning in #05 electride, the finale of the original release of the game. He resumes investigation, but is abruptly killed offscreen by Shiroyabu who has discovered his identity as Kamui. Uehara's ultimate role, then, is even more passive than Akira's beforehand, becoming even more of a mere observer.

Despite how the rest of the game treats him, Uehara has a very large role in the true final chapter, #07 black out. He shows up at the standoff inexplicably, despite having been killed earlier. Uehara is treated as very dangerous by Aoyama and Akama, who describe him as stronger than Kamui or Kurumizawa. Kuroyanagi decides that the best way to end the game would be to leave it up to Uehara, and he (and the player) are presented with 100 different endings to choose from. Every ending leads to Uehara taking a different path in life, although several end up with him dead as well.

In one particular ending, Uehara is sent to meet with a certain Mr. TD by Aoyama and Akama.

Travis Strikes Again[edit]

Having been brought through time and space to America in the future, Uehara meets with Travis Touchdown at Nightmare Burger, with the mission to lead Travis to "special points" where the Death Balls may reside, using the powers of an observer. First, he accompanies Travis on the journey to the Life is Destroy Death Ball. Later, he tells Travis about Count Dracula being in possession of the Golden Dragon GP Death Ball. Next, he advises Travis to head to Ward 0 to find Killer Marathon.

Finally, Uehara appears with a glowing silver eye, showing Travis a video of people being taken hostage by a member of TRUMP, requesting that Travis do combat with Kamui's assassins. When it comes time for Travis and Uehara to fight, though, Travis refuses to kill him, as they have become friends. Touched by this, Uehara bursts into tears and relinquishes the C.I.A. Death Ball. He also accompanies Travis through the journey to repair the ball. Once it's fixed, it starts spinning and releases a light that brings Uehara through time and space again, this time to Ward 26.

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The 25th Ward[edit]

Travis Strikes Again[edit]