Kalim Al-Asim

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Kalim Al-Asim is a second-year student and the head of Scarabia. Born into a wealthy family, he is very laid-back and generous. He grew up together with Jamil and relies on him for everything

(translated from the Japanese version by ladysaionji])

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Kalim wears a very ornate, dark red half-turban decorated with jewels and two parrot feathers tied around short and choppy white hair. He has dark skin, decorated with white markings resembling henna on both his arms. He wears a black and gold open long vest, and a belt resembling safety tape wrapped around his torso/waist, with the long end trailing down. The belt is imprinted with the name of his dorm, along with a snake insignia. Under his vest, he wears a white tank top with a dark red halter top underneath. A dark red cloth is wrapped around his waist with a snake symbol on it as well. He wears black parachute pants with red flame designs and black sandals with a gold scarab design. He has many different articles of golden jewelry.

Personality[edit | edit source]

When first introduced, Kalim is one of the few students in NRC who is genuinely friendly and cheerful. He seems to be quite ditsy and clumsy, resulting in Jamil needing to help him do his task as Dorm Leader of Scarabia. Despite his clumsy and ditsy personality, it is stated by the residents of Scarabia that Kalim is very helpful and supportive of his fellow dorm members, making him respected in Scarabia. However, he is also notably oblivious and naïve and seems to be not very careful with his words, at one point unintentionally insulting Riddle.[1]

Skills and Magic[edit | edit source]

  • Resourcefulness: Kalim is quick-witted, and can easily think up creative solutions to unprecedented problems. One of the most notable executions of this talent is when he substituted missing rainbow-feathered parrots with white birds made to look "rainbow-like" using Oasis Maker and sunlight. He seems to excel the most when it comes to coming up with plans on-the-spot, making him a dash different from other Scarabians who are used to planning beforehand.[2]
  • Emotional Intelligence: Kalim is incredibly empathic, especially compared to the other students. This isn't quite apparent in the beginning chapters—only ever being subtly hinted by how kindly he treats his dorm members and the Prefect—but this talent goes full-blown after Episode 4, once subsequent character development had begun to shape him. The most iconic example of this is when he empathizes with Deuce's plight in Episode 5 and gives him reliable (plus blunt) advice, something that Rook compliments him for.[3]
  • Persuasiveness: Despite often being passed off as ditzy and carefree, Kalim is shown to be adept at convincing others to believe one thing over another. This is displayed especially when the Scarabia dorm members couldn't understand why he let Jamil remain as vice housewarden[4]—Kalim convinces them to give him and Jamil a little more time to figure things out, under the justification that all of them have been helped by Jamil in the past, and that the holiday incident was something both he and Jamil were at fault for. If it had been anyone else but Kalim who said that, the Scarabia members wouldn't be that easily swayed.
  • Mental Integrity: Someone who survived numerous assassination attempts and kidnappings is bound to be this, especially one who is as positive and as kind as Kalim. This mental integrity, as well as his innate humanity, is what allowed him to counter Jade's Unique Magic when it was used on him during Octavinelle's investigation, as he valued his promise to Jamil so much that he didn't yield to such powerful magic.[5] It is heavily implied that the only reason why Jamil managed to manipulate him was because he was the sole person Kalim believed would never betray him.

Kalim is one of three students (along with Rook and Silver) to use light magic for his non-element magic.

Unique Magic[edit | edit source]

Kalim's unique magic is called "Oasis Maker" (枯れない恵み(オアシス・メイカー), Oashisu Meikā; lit. "Unwithered blessing"). It can summon a large amount of water with only a small amount of magic and effort on his part.[6] Crowley also mentions that, when used in a certain way, it seems as if it could cause a mirage.[7]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Kalim is based on the Sultan from Aladdin.[8]
    • Kalim stuffed crackers into Grim’s mouth just like the Sultan did to Jafar’s parrot Iago in the movie.[9]
  • Kalim hates curry because Jamil was put into a two-week coma in the past after taste-testing Kalim's curry that someone had poisoned.[7]
    • Historically, Kalim's favorite food has been used in attempts to counteract poisons and drug overdosage in places like India and Africa.[10]
  • Yana wants the movement of his earrings to be included in drawings of him.[11]

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See Also[edit | edit source]

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