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KAY/O is an Agent in VALORANT.

Profile

Biography

KAY/O is a machine of war built for a single purpose: neutralizing radiants. His power to suppress enemy abilities cripples his opponents' capacity to fight back, securing him and his allies the ultimate edge.

Storming in from an alternate future, KAY/O brings a new variable to the battlefield with the ability to suppress his enemies, either making radiants temporarily powerless or momentarily deactivating enemy technology. Through this, KAY/O is more than capable of fulfilling his prime directive: neutralize the enemy and protect his Earth.

Personality

  
"We have one job; save this Earth. No excuses"

— KAY/O (Match Start)

Though he is a robot, KAY/O is not particularly devoid of human emotion. He came to Earth as a veteran who has seen the terrible spoils of war, and he fights determined so that a conflict of similar proportions will not happen ever again. Given his affiliation in the Human-Radiant War, he has shown to be more amiable towards his human teammates, while being wary around radiant allies.

He has been known to make a lot of quips and sarcastic remarks while he charges into battle, showing that he is more than just his program as a killing machine.

Appearance

His face is a screen that displays different images based on what is happening. When he speaks, a peak meter is animated. KAY/O's body, arms, and head are made of metal. His legs are made out of what appears to be a combination of metal and leather. Parts of his body have electricity and energy visible, these parts include his forearms, the middle of his chest, and the sides of his legs.

KAY/O has been seen to use weapons such as the Judge, Bucky, Odin, and Vandal.

Abilities

Basic

CFRAG/ment
FRAG-ment.png

EQUIP an explosive fragment. FIRE to throw. The fragment sticks to the floor and explodes multiple times, dealing near lethal damage at the center with each explosion.

Uses: 1 Uses 1.png Cost:Creds 200 Duration: Duration 4 s Damage: Damage 25-60 per tick (edge to center), 1 tick/sec


FLASH-drive.png

EQUIP a flash grenade. FIRE to throw. The flash grenade explodes after a short fuse, blinding anyone in line of sight.

Uses: 2 Uses 2.png Cost:Creds 250 Debuff: Debuff 2.1 s Flash


Signature

ZERO-point.png

EQUIP a suppression blade. FIRE to throw. The blade sticks to the first surface it hits, winds up, and suppresses anyone in the radius of the explosion.

Uses: 1 Uses 1.png Cost:Free Cooldown: Cooldown 40 s Debuff: Debuff 8 s Suppression


Ultimate

XNULL/cmd
NULL-cmd.png

INSTANTLY overload with polarized radianite energy that pulses from KAY/O in a massive radius. Enemies hit with pulses are suppressed for a short duration. While overloaded, KAY/O gains combat stim and can be re-stabilized if downed.

Cost:♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 7 points Duration: Duration Overload + Pulses: 12 s, Downed: 15 s Health: Health 850 HP (Downed) Buff: Buff 15% RapidFire Debuff: Debuff 4 s Suppression per pulse


Strategies

Contract

Chapter 1

TIER 1 TIER 2 TIER 3 TIER 4 TIER 5
Drained Spray.png Valorant KAYO Avatar.png Player Title image.png Training Bot Spray.gif KAYO icon.png
SPRAY:
Drained
PLAYER CARD:
Valorant KAYO
PLAYER TITLE:
Bot
SPRAY:
Training Bot
AGENT:
KAYO

Chapter 2

TIER 6 TIER 7 TIER 8 TIER 9 TIER 10
Memory Chip Buddy.png KAYO Spray.png Player Title image.png Memory Log Avatar.png FIRE-ARM Classic.png
GUNBUDDY:
Memory Chip
SPRAY:
KAYO
PLAYER TITLE:
Built Different
PLAYER CARD:
Memory Log
SKIN:
FIRE-ARM Classic

Quotes


Update History

v3.06
  • FLASH-drive.png FLASH/drive
    • Duration of windup telegraph reduced 0.5s >>> 0.3s
    • Duration of windup telegraph reduced on Right Click 1s >>> 0.3s
    • The audio attached to the in-flight projectile has been removed
  • NULL-cmd.png NULL/cmd
    • No longer stops pulsing after being downed

v3.05

  • NULL-cmd.png NULL/cmd
    • Waves will no longer destroy the glass on Ascent

v3.04

  • NULL-cmd.png NULL/cmd
    • KAY/O will no longer equip abilities that have no charges if they were equipped and used right after activating NULL/cmd

v3.02

  • NULL-cmd.png NULL/cmd
    • Fixed KAY/O’s textures applying themselves to weapons when he is re-stabilized during NULL/cmd

v3.01

v3.0 - Added


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Gallery

Trivia

Lore

  • KAY/O comes from an Alternate Timeline Earth where Radiants were enemies of humans and were being used as weapons.
    • "Humans allied with Radiants. What a strange world."
    • He may have arrived from his timeline using a specialized teleporter that took him back in time to Earth 1, arriving on board the destroyed Kingdom container ship "Meridian" at an island in the Atlantic Ocean.[3]
  • KAY/O often uses military language:
    • 86'd: Referencing the US Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 86, which is about personnel who go Absent without Leave.
      • "Target 86'd."
    • Charlie Mike: NATO phonetic alphabet for CM, possibly meaning "Counter measures."
      • "Charlie Mike, let's move."
    • KIA: Killed In Action.
      • "Hostile KIA."
    • Tango: NATO phonetic alphabet for T, likely used by KAY/O as an alternative for "Target."
      • "Tango down!"
  • His name may stand for "Kill All Your Opponents."
    • "Kill All Your Opponents."
  • He was designed to eliminate Radiants and uses polarized radianite to suppress them.[4]
  • He is a master at pool hall games.[4]
  • His favorite type of music is 80's Synthwave.[4]
  • His suppression knife is described as an "All-Purpose EMP", as shown on its handle. The phrase "Nobody can escape" is also printed on it[5]

Relations

  • Many of KAY/O's interactions with other agents are recollections about their Alternate Timeline counterparts:
    • He fought alongside Brimstone and Sova, possibly under Brimstone's command. He may have had a close bond with his Brimstone, as he expresses emotion upon seeing Earth 1 Brimstone.
      • "Brimstone, I'd hug you but it would kill you. I'm serious, no hugs."
      • "Your second chance, Brimstone. I won't fail you again."
      • "Side by side again, Sova. Let's get lethal."
    • He fought against Astra, Reyna, Sage, and Skye. He has confirmed he was able to kill the Reyna from his timeline.
      • "Their Astra doesn't protect reality, she destroys worlds. I would know."
      • "Another Reyna. I killed her in the war, I'll kill her again."
      • "It is strange, Sage. Where I'm from, you're no medic, only a weapon."
      • "I've seen what the enemy Skye becomes. Deal with her now. Trust me."
    • Despite being able to fulfill his purpose, the war came at a heavy cost, and KAY/O lost many allies.
      • "I won't lose you all again."
  • KAY/O has a close connection with Brimstone. KAY/O fights alongside him in his reveal trailer and both their personal cards shows them carrying someone in their arms.
    • The similar player cards have sparked several theories, but whatever the case, it has been confirmed that the similarities between the two are intentional.[6]
  • KAY/O still shows bitterness towards other Reynas (even if they don't appear to be on a similar path) after what happened in his timeline.
    • "I'll destroy every Reyna for what she did to you-... correction, them."
    • "Reyna, I acknowledge your performance. Brimstone ordered me to."


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