Characters » Kaburagi Kaede
SpoilerKaede eventually awakens as a NEXT, with the power to copy the abilities of any NEXT she comes in physical contact with, usually exhibiting little control over their activation. Kaede treats her new abilities with distaste, as they cause her and her family much stress. After learning of her father's true identity when he is framed for murder, Kaede travels to Sternbild alone to prove her father's innocence, having a run-in with Albert Maverick upon reaching the Apollon Media building and inadvertently copying his power.When she finally meets up with her father, she tries to prove his innocence to the other heroes, and when the try to apprehend him she uses her absorbed memory-alteration power to give them their memories back. Kaede becomes a key player in the final conflict with Maverick, assisting the heroes in escaping Dr. Rotwang.