|NEXT Power||Sand Manipulation|
There is Always a Next Time
Ben Diskin (English)
Edward Keddy (エドワード・ケディ) was a student that attended Hero Academy with Ivan. He performed at the top of his class, and was inches away from becoming a hero.
One day, while outside, Edward and Ivan found themselves witnessing a hostage scene. Other heroes hadn't arrived yet, and Edward insisted that they become the heroes for once. Ivan, however, was too afraid to go in because of his lack of confidence and the academy's regulations on using powers off school grounds. Nevertheless, Edward went in, alone. He managed to get behind the criminal and took away his weapon. Unfortunately, he soon found himself trapped when he realized that he was outnumbered 2 to 1. He kept asking for Ivan's help, but Ivan was still too afraid and couldn't move. Edward ended up shooting at one of the criminals, but accidentally killing the hostage. As a result, he lost everything and was subsequently sent to prison with no hope of ever becoming a hero.
Escape and RevengeEdit
Edward manages to escape from prison and seeks out Ivan in order to exact revenge. He meets Ivan beneath a statue in the academy's courtyard where they often met as students, and nearly drowns him in a whirlpool of sand. The timely arrival of Wild Tiger and Barnaby is enough to temporarily scare Edward off and save Ivan's life. Later, after a conversation with Wild Tiger, Ivan decides to put an end to Edward's revenge and begs him to stop. Edward refuses, but their confrontation is interrupted by the sudden appearance of Lunatic, who intends to kill Edward for not having completed his life sentence. Ivan attempts to draw Lunatic's attack to himself instead by transforming into Edward, but Lunatic isn't fooled. Edward is ultimately saved by the interference of Wild Tiger and Barnaby, after Ivan has proven himself as a hero by risking his life to protect Edward's. In the end, Edward is taken back to prison to finish his sentence - but not before saying "thanks" to Ivan.
A year later, it is shown that Ivan has been visiting him in prison and was last seen talking about adding material to his performance on Hero TV.