Wild Arms 5
- Age: 29
- Height: 6'10"
- Race: Veruni
- ARM: ASGX_7135 Golem Arm
- Voice Actor (US): Dave Wittenberg
One of the Four Sentinels. He has no respect for human life or their well being, loves combat and destruction more than anything, and is also known as "The Reaper".
Kartikeya is one of the Veruni's oldest and most feared killers, but he is also wild and uncontrollable. His left arm has been replaced with a Golem arm, giving him tremendous firepower. His biological powers are also incredible; his jaws are strong enough to stop a point-blank bullet.
Kartikeya is the man responsible for the murder of Greg Russelberg's wife and child years prior to the events of the game. When Greg finally catches up to and confronts him in Harmonde, he's in the middle of an act of terrorism, and barely remembers Greg among his many victims. He almost kills Greg, but lets him off with his life a second time. Kartikeya later uses Greg's desire for revenge to lure Dean Stark's party into a trap and help the Radical faction of Veruni capture Avril Vent Fleur. Greg and Kartikeya have their final showdown at TF System Tower: F, where Kartikeya ends up commiting suicide in a failed attempt to torment Greg further.
Wild Arms 5 Bio
One of the Four Sentinels. He loves combat more than anything, and he actually feels ecstatic when killing. He's a psychopath who loves chaos and doesn't care whether his victims are humans or Veruni so long as he's having fun. He is the one who killed Greg's wife and son and gave him his ARM. Greg refers to Kartikeya as "A man with a Golem's arm".
Kartikeya is named after a Hindu god of the same name -- although he is known by other names, including Murugan -- and is the son of Shiva and Parvati (or perhaps Shakti). He is a war God born to protect his people and to destroy the demons; he is commonly depicted as having six heads, fighting with a spear, and riding a peacock. The Kartikeya of the Wild ARMs universe is perhaps an inverted version of the deity as instead of being depicted as a vanquisher of sin, he's depicted as enjoying engaging in amoral activity.