|“||Our powers are meant to save people. What good are they, if we don't use them?!||”|
–Edward Keddy, Episode 08
|NEXT Power||Sand Manipulation|
There is Always a Next Time
Ben Diskin (English)
One day, Edward and Ivan found themselves witnessing a hostage scene. Heroes hadn't arrived yet, and Edward insisted that they step in. Ivan, however, was too afraid to go in because of his lack of confidence and the academy's regulations against using powers off school grounds. Edward insisted it didn't matter, that their powers were meant to help people, and went in alone.
He used his powers to get behind the criminal and took away his weapon. Unfortunately, he hadn't realized that there was a second criminal, who grabbed him from behind. He kept asking for Ivan's help, but Ivan was still too afraid and couldn't move. As Edward struggled with the criminals, the gun accidentally fired - killing the hostage.
Despite it being an accident, Edward was charged with murder and sent to prison, thus loosing his right to become a hero in the future.
Escape and RevengeEdit
Years later, Edward has grown to resent Ivan for not helping him and now blames Ivan's inaction for ruining his life. Edward escapes from prison and seeks Ivan out in order to exact revenge.
He meets Ivan beneath a Mr. Legend 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 Kotetsu and Barnaby is enough to temporarily scare Edward off and save Ivan's life. Later, after a conversation with Kotetsu, Ivan decides to stop Edward from making another mistake and begs Edward to stop. Their confrontation is interrupted by the sudden appearance of Lunatic, who intends to kill Edward for not having completed his sentence.
Ivan attempts to draw Lunatic's attack to himself instead by transforming into Edward, but Lunatic isn't fooled. Ivan then shocks Edward by putting himself between Edward and Lunatic's crossbow, declaring he will protect Edward no matter what. They are saved by Kotetsu using his Hundred Power to pull them both out of the way. Kotetsu then goes to fight Lunatic with Barnaby. In the end, Edward is taken back to prison to finish his sentence - but not before thanking Ivan for saving him.
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. Ivan continues to visit Edward in prison on a set day for the remainder of his sentence.
Chapter 21 (mentioned)
His Type of Friendship
His Type of Friendship: The Sequel
Thanks for the Cranes
Is It Your Friend That You Are Seeing?
According to the Report (mentioned)
The Problem at Hand (mentioned)
Probability and Timing
The Bed Is Just So-So
...Is Also A Form of Counterattack
His Own Place
Change of Plans
It Came from the Moon
Gaze into Sin
Order of Precedence
Flickering Blue Flame
He Was Right There
Just To Be Sure
A Fragment of Intentions
Where One Should Stand
2/14  (mentioned)
About 10 Days Later
Feeling Better Now?
The Oracle Tablet
This is Sternbild
The City of Heroes
Get Over It
His Own Way
Their Own Way
Normally Improbable in Too Many Ways
Some Exceptions May Be Granted For Good Behavior
(in response to Ivan saying he isn't good enough to be a hero in a flashback in episode 8)
- "That's not true!"
- "Hey, are you giving up?!"
- "You'll be fine! Surely, there's something that only you can do."
- "Let's make sure that we both become Heroes, okay?"
(trying to convince Ivan to help the hostage in a flashback in episode 8)
- "Let's go, Ivan."
- "We're going to settle this!"
- "That doesn't matter!"
- "Our powers are meant to save people. What good are they, if we don't use them?!"
- "It'll be all right. I'll back you up. Let's go."
- "You'll never be a Hero with that attitude!"
(confronting the criminals in a flashback in episode 8)
- "Give up, old man."
- "Let me go! Damn it! Ivan! Help me! Ivan!"
(confronting Ivan at Hero Academy in episode 8)
- "Long time, no see."
- "This brings back memories. You often asked me for advice here."
- "I came to get revenge."
- "Do you know what I've been through?! Do you?! I was so close to becoming a Hero, if it weren't for you! Why didn't you help me back then? I was trying to save someone, so why is it me who's the criminal, while you're a Hero?! It's all your fault! I lost everything because of you!"
- "What's with that face? Weren't you looking for me?"
- "SHUT! UP!"
(After Ivan saves him from Lunatic in episode 8)
- "Shut up.... Thanks for saving me."