Alright let’s do this. Spoilers Ahead. As always.
I fricken love Kilik. This is partially because despite being a major badass, he still looks like a geek. He’s obviously a lot like Black Star if Black Star were like a million years more mature. Also, I kind of like to imagine him speaking with a southern accent
(but this is most-likely because my friend made me watch two and a half seasons of True Blood, and I can’t get Lafayette’s accent out of my head.)
I feel like Kilik’s natural leadership qualities partially come from the fact that, at thirteen, he is practically raising two mute, elemental five-year-olds(?). So he’s got to be able to take the helm at a moment’s notice, and he tends to assume the position as leader when working with Kim, and Ox.
Kilik also seems to be one of the most loyal, and together characters, because while he can be really immature, his immaturity seems to come at the appropriate times, which is good sign of maturity. As backasswards as that may sound. And he’s always there for those around him. He was the one who didn’t care that Kim was a witch, and the first to set off in search of her.
He obviously has a very low concept of mortality. Like most of the kids on the show, he doesn’t seem to realize what he does is overtly dangerous, charging head first into intense situations. Despite showing good leadership qualities, Kilik has shown that he’s impulsive. A thirteen-year-old can’t always have their head on the best. Sometimes he flies off the handle. And what’s more he seems to be hot headed in battle.
Kilik is pretty damn stubborn, too. Something that I think is entirely necessary when trying to balance a three person partnership where in two of the people are children. He’s headstrong, and he’ll never back down, which adds to his recklessness.
If Pot of Fire, and Pot of Thunder aren’t Kilik’s siblings, which they most likely aren’t, then I imagine Kilik was probably an only child. I would also expect that he didn’t have a father, and felt the need to step up to the plate for his mother, if that makes any sense.
Boys who loose their fathers often feel responsible for their mother’s well being, and turn out much more willing, and able to care for those around them on average. Actually in most this manifests as a need to show they can do this, because most single mothers don’t realize that their son is attempting to care for them, and address the problem of this making them grow up too fast.