Wave is a character from the Akame ga Kill anime and manga.
A former member of the Imperial Navy recruited by Esdeath as a member of the Jaegars. Wave is a simple man of common upbringing and is initially naive of the corruption of the Empire. Harboring strong convictions of honor and duty, Wave works tirelessly to make the Empire a better place for all.
In the XP4 fics, Wave joins the Heroes Coalition as part of Jaegers. He also attends Vanguard Academy as a student.
In the AWA fics, Wave is a student at the AWA Academy and yet to make an appearance.
Wave is a fairly muscular young man of above average height with short dark blue hair and eyes. Like Tatsumi, he also has a cowlick. He wears a blue leather jacket and a red scarf with an anchor on it. The scarf is said to be his symbol of justice. Under that is a white shirt with a single blue line down the middle. He also wears a pair of grey jeans with a belt and dark blue boots. He carries his Teigu on his back most of the time.
He keeps his beliefs close to heart, such as duty to his country and cheering up a girl when she's sad. He is a true navy man at heart and loves everything to do with the ocean. He is shown to be level-headed and easy-going in his free time and has a desire to be useful to his friends.
He is shown to get along well with most of his comrades, excluding Seryu. He sympathized with Tatsumi's desire to run away from the group but was duty bound to prevent it. Despite constantly finding Bols' choice of attire very strange and wondering how a man of that sort is the only married member of the Jaegers, he is on very good terms with him and seems to think highly of him. He constantly tried to cheer up others, which usually fails and causes him to end up being cheered up by Kurome. Following the death of Bols and Kurome's admission of her fear of being discarded, Wave seems to have grown extremely protective of the latter, showing his closeness to the two of them.
He believes Night Raid to be evil due to the fact that they are killers who work under the cover of night, which is actually a very rational conclusion for someone from outside of the capital to have. However, after spending time in the Capital itself, he has grown more cautious of it. He is cautious of Seryu because of her brutality and insanity, both of which surprised him, in that he did not believe the Capital had grown bad to that extreme extent. He was also shocked by the fears Kurome suffered of being abandoned and executed, which again tracked back to the Empire.
Tatsumi himself has admitted that Wave, despite his own willingness to kill him if it comes to it, isn't evil, in fact he seems almost moral, a thing sorely lacking in those usually affiliated to the Empire.
Wave is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is part of the Jaegers. He also attends Vanguard Academy as a student.
XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries
In Chapter 22, Wave, alongside Bols, Kurome and Run, are seen in the cafeteria in the Training Camp when Esdeath arrives and reconciled with them.
Wave wields the Armor type Teigu, "Grand Chariot," which is a more attack oriented version of Incursio. It is unknown which Teigu is stronger, as Tatsumi was unwilling to fight Wave. The Teigu increases his strength and speed as well as giving him the ability to fly. However, his Teigu is unable to turn invisible as opposed to Incursio. He has a technique named "Grand Fall" which is a powerful kick that Tatsumi noted could have killed him if he did not block it. While his Teigu is engaged he is capable of taking on Akame, Lubbock, and Mine simultaneously and was referred to as a force of nature by them.
Wave is also a formidable swordsman and uses his sword more than his Teigu. Esdeath has said that his strength is perfect, thanks to having a good teacher. He is skilled in hand-to-hand combat as well, and defeated Syura in an unarmed duel despite it being the specialty of the latter.
Wave himself states his skill to be at least on par with Tatsumi, although the two have not yet had a proper battle. While he is aware of dangerous creatures inhabiting the ocean, he was caught off guard by creatures living in the mountains, likely due to his lack of first hand experience in dealing with them at the time.
It is also worth noting that he is the only one in the series who managed to land a clean, direct and powerful blow to Akame, though it is only because Akame was not fully focused into the fight as she stated.
While attempting to stop the fight between Kurome and Akame, Wave found the strength to aquire and activate Mastema, believing Run was willing him from beyond, becoming the first, and so-far, only person in the series to dual-wield Teigus in their activated forms. The end result is his Armored Grand Chariot in the air sporting Mastema's wings, giving him a significant enough boost to fight Tatsumi with his augmented Incursio without negative effects.
Also, Esdeath had stated earlier that wielding more than one Teigu would destroy the wielder's body, even if they are an experienced user. Considering that Wave was able to manage this rather easily, this places him on a completely new level in terms of strength or willpower.
Wave is also proficient at hand-to-hand fight as seen during his duel with Syura at Imperial palace witnessed by Budou and Kurome. Albeit he is slightly outclassed, he manage to pull it off and defeat Syura in hand-to-hand duel.
- Wave's birthday is written to be March 16.
- He is parallel to Tatsumi in many ways.
- His name is a reference to his work and likes, similar to Tatsumi.
- For instance, he sees himself as the only level-headed and normal person in a group of eccentric characters, something that Tatsumi empathizes with, stating "I know what you mean."
- They also both wield Armor-type Teigus.
- Additionally, they both came to the Capital with large dreams of becoming heroes and rising through the ranks in the military.
- By succeeding in joining the Jaegers and the Military of the Capital, Wave has more or less become everything that Tatsumi wanted to be at the start of the story, before he joined Night Raid.
- According to the Author, he acts as a sort of "2nd Player" of the Story comparing his status to Tatsumi.
- Wave is the first individual to wield two Teigus.