Old guard punk dad.

protective // community-oriented // secretive

Story: Catband
Setting: New York City, 2007
Created: 2001


Full Name Msakaji Maathai Age 40 Species Human
Nicknames Kaji (by most people) Birthday November 19, 1966 Gender Male
Prefers Kaji Zodiac Scorpio Pronouns He/Him
Character Group 3rd Street Squat Religion Buddhist Sexuality ???
Group Role The squat dad Background Kenyan dad x Chinese mom Relationship Status Single, not looking
Day Job Actor, teacher, community leader Birthplace Bronx, NY Living Situation In an artists' squat

"'I ask you, what am I? I'm one of the undeserving poor: that's what I am. Think of what that means to a man.'"

- Kaji (quoting Pygmalion)

Kaji's the old tiger of the underground: a former Marine and an old guard Village punk who’s been around the block more than a few times and seen and done everything. He runs an artist's squat alongside Luke (CHIEF): if Luke’s the cool older brother, Kaji’s the Responsible Dad who hopes the younger guys make good choices, which they almost never do. He's protective of the squat and the other guys (especially Bane, whom he took under his wing when Bane first met the squatters), and he cares a great deal about civil liberties, the people, and the city.

He's a community theater actor, sometime teacher of drama and various other skills, and a good dude invested in the community. Rocks socks and sandals like the badass he is.

He never talks about his time in the Marines nor any other darkness in his past, but it's obvious to anyone who pays attention that he's been through some stuff. He's focused on being a rock for the people he cares about, and doesn't want anyone to worry about him.

He lives in the squat with Luke, Bane, Lance, and Heto. His best friend is Jenny.

Height: 6'0"/183cm Build: Somewhat muscular
Eyes: Dark brown Hair: Black (graying), textured
Handedness: Left Style: Aging punk

Kaji has a friendly, open face, with a graying beard and long, graying dreadlocks usually tied in back of his head.

He typically wears a black leather jacket (the patches can be anything; I didn't specify in his ref), khaki shorts or jeans, and anything from old punk band t-shirts to shirts in dark solid colors or patterns.

If you're drawing him, the most important detail, besides his hair and facial features, is the dogtags he wears around his neck at all times.


Luke Old Friend / Housemate


Bane Son Figure / Housemate


Heto Housemate


Lance Housemate


Jenny Old Friend

Coding by hedgemaze, lowkeywicked, & WeltDerAthanasie // See gallery for image credits

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