|“||Ah, how you've grown, Train...||”|
167 cm / 5'5"
60 kg / 132.3 lbs
Mayor of Rubeck city
Karl Walken (カール·ウォーケン Karū • U~ōken) is an officer of Chronos, and the mayor of Rubeck City. He raised Train after Zagine's death. He appears in volume 3 to ask for Train's help to hunting down Gyanza Rujike.
He only appears in the manga.
Karl looks like an normal middle aged man. He is always seen in a suit.
Even though Karl is a Chronos official he is very kind and a good mayor who cares about his people. He seems loyal to Chronos, but cares and worries about Train. Although he has mellowed with age, Karl is said to have been frightening as a young man.
His past remains unknown except that he joined Chronos and soon became its manager. Later, he became mayor of Rubeck city.
At some point, he encountered a 10-year-old Train Heartnet and took care of him for 3 to 4 years. Karl is most likely responsible for Train joining Chronos.
Karl asks Belze to watch Train because he had been worried after hearing that Train had been in contact with Creed.
Later, Belze gives Train a video message of Karl, who tells Train about the murders happening in Rubeck City, and that there was a bounty of 15 million yen on the murderer's head.
Train, Sven, and Eve travel to Rubeck City where they meet Karl, whom tells them about the murderer and how he is too dangerous and unstoppable. Train promises to catch the criminal before he and his friends leave. Karl notes on how Train has changed.
After defeating Gyanza, Train goes to see Karl to discuss Tao, and the Apostles of the Stars. Train states that he doesn't care if the world changes, or if there was a revalution, and that he's "more worried about tomorrow's dinner.", which amuses Karl.
Before leaving, Train tells Karl that he will only take 1/10th of the 15 million bounty, while the rest goes to repairing the City, saying that "for the person that raised me, it's only right to do something in return.". Karl then remembers when he found Train, and reflects on how much he has changed.
Karl took care of Train for 3 to 4 years after finding him on the streets. He is shown to deeply care for Train and worries about him. Belze Rochefort describes Karl's feelings towards Train as "Parental Love".
|Main||Train Heartnet | Sven Vollfied | Eve | Rinslet Walker|
|Sweepers Alliance||River Zastory | Kevin McDougall | Silphy Dearcroft | Lacdoll | Gallom|
|Chronos Numbers||Sephiria Arks | Belze Rochefort | Emilio Lowe | Kranz Maduke | Nizer Bruckheimer | Anubis | Jenos Hazard | Baldorias S. Fanghini | David Papper | Ash | Lin Shaolee | Beluga J. Heard | Mason Ordrosso|
|The Apostles of the Stars|
|Main||Creed Diskenth | Shiki | Echidna Parass | Kyoko Kirisaki | Charden Flamberg | Durham Glaster | Leon Elliot | Maro | Doctor|
|Other||Deek Slasky | Preta Ghoul | Eathes | Igor Planter | Gyanza Rujike|
|Other||Annette Pias | Woodney | Tearju Lunatique | Tim Vertical | Layla | Saki | Zagine Axeloake|