- Before the Fall manga
- Junior High/High School manga
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Kuklo has large eyes, dark hair, and many scars on his face including one over his right eye. He is usually seen wearing a shabby light sleeveless shirt and ragged dark pants. After undergoing several rapid makeover attempts, one of Kuklo's eyes becomes permanently closed.
Kuklo is a homeless child and will eat everything that Sharle Inocencio brings him. He does care for his friends and will save them when trouble arises.
Kuklo is wandering the streets near Attack Junior High and spots a Titan approaching two new students; he intercepts them and tells Sharle Inocencio and her brother, Xavi Inocencio to get back. Kuklo then slams the Titan down, saving Sharle, and she thanks him. Kuklo notices Sharle's bread and Sharle gives the food to Kuklo as a thank you gift. A concerned Xavi rushes over to Sharle and does not believe her when Sharle tells him that Kuklo helped her. Thinking that Kuklo has his eyes on Sharle, Xavi punches Kuklo, knocking him to the ground. When Sharle asks Kuklo if he is alright, Kuklo said that the bread she gave him was good and that he had no energy to fight Xavi. Sharle tells Kuklo her name and asks him for his. When Kuklo tells Sharle his name and falls asleep on her lap, Sharle develops feelings for him.
The school year continues with a late Sharle running into Titans every morning, forcing Kuklo to come to her rescue. One morning Kuklo refuses bread from Sharle and tells her that he wants an anpan sweet bean bun from the school store instead. As Kuklo is preparing to shove other students out of the way for the bun, an angry Xavi comes and threatens Kuklo for talking to Sharle again; Kuklo merely responds by knocking Xavi out of the way using a tree, annoyed that his training was interrupted. Sharle apologizes for her brother's behavior and offers to help Kuklo with his training by calling in some bakery chefs to help him memorize the flavors of baked goods. Kuklo then begins to devour all the products he can get his hands on, causing the chefs to bake more goods until one chef runs out of ingredients. The chef gives Sharle an anpan sweet bean bun, and she throws it to Kuklo, who catches it and eats it. Kuklo practices buying a bun from Sharle before running off to the school store. When he gets to the school store, he is unable to purchase a bun because he has no money. The next day, Kuklo borrows some money and finally buys a bun from the store.
Sharle gives Kuklo the idea to change his look and appearance; upon going through several different changes, Kuklo experiences what Xavi refers to as "Too Many Makeovers Syndrome" which causes his right eye to remain permanently closed. Despite Sharle feeling responsible, Kuklo decides he likes it and draws a scar across it; however, he decides to allow Sharle to cut his hair, but she refuses to give Kuklo a mirror to see his new look.
One day, Kuklo hears that Sharle has been given a fiancé; while he does not initially understand what it means, he becomes angered when Sharle says that she will be forced to stay with a student named Cardina. Seeing him as a rival, Kuklo determines to beat up Cardina to prevent him from taking Sharle; he later encounters Xavi who had a similar plan in mind. As they begin to fight each other, Cardina arrives and Kuklo is surprised by Cardina's nature and speech; seeing Xavi attempting to attack Cardina several times despite the latter offering to cancel the arrangement, Kuklo decides to intervene. He grabs Xavi's weapon and punches him away when he refuses to let up. Cardina says he is now in Kuklo's debt and becomes friends with him, despite Kuklo still not fully understanding what happened.
- Sharle Inocencio - Kuklo saved her from a Titan the first day they met and as such, she began to develop feelings for him; it is unknown if Kuklo has been able to recognize this as such.
- Xavi Inocencio - Conversely, Kuklo does not care for Sharle's brother Xavi due to his pompous attitude. This is a mutual sentiment, as Xavi tends to look down on Kuklo due to him being homeless.
- Cardina Baumeister - Initially viewing Cardina as a rival for Sharle's affections, Kuklo eventually began to come around to seeing him in a much more favorable light. While he is slightly put off by Cardina's actions, he still values him as a friend and defended him from an attack by Xavi.