K.G. wears glasses and is described as being the recon scout of the 07th Platoon. He was ordered to scout the Residential Quarters. The name and physical appearance suggests that he is of Japanese descent.
After the post credits game, K.G. is listed in Samus' inventory as being missing, because the Federation could not find his body. This is because the Deleter, shown in a cutscene after defeating the RB176 Ferrocrusher, had thrown another frozen soldier into Lava. Because the bodies of Lyle Smithsonian, Maurice Favreau, and James Pierce are accounted for, as well as Samus witnessing Anthony Higgs supposedly dying, and Adam Malkovich sacrificing himself, this could only mean the frozen soldier was K.G. The Nintendo Official Guidebook for Metroid Other M confirms that K.G. was the soldier killed and thrown into lava.
"K.G. Misawa (Recon Scout):
<Battle Code Number>
Galactic Federation Academy,
Training Base #4
Combat Technology Research Center, Section 2
Galactic Federation, 07th Platoon
- "Investigating the BOTTLE SHIP under Adam's command after receiving the distress signal."
- After Brug Mass
- "Currently investigating the Residential Sector under Adam's command."
- After first Exam Center cutscene
- "Currently investigating the Exam Center in Sector 1 under Adam's command."
- After Mystery Creature
- "Currently investigating the BOTTLE SHIP interior under Adam's command."
- After Rhedogian battle #2
- "Currently heading toward the Geothermal Power Plant in Sector 3 under Adam's command."
- After Main Elevator cutscene
- "No information available. Details unknown."
- After credits
- "Following the incident, the Federation has been searching everywhere within the BOTTLE SHIP, but he still hasn't been found."
- In the Japanese version, his name is simply Keiji, a Japanese name that is pronounced the same as "K.G." It is unknown whether there is a correlation between the two, or whether the similarity is a coincidence.
- K.G.'s surname "Misawa" may be a reference to the Japanese professional wrestling legend Mitsuharu Misawa, who died while the game was in its final stages of programming. The surname Misawa may have been added as a tribute to the late wrestler.
- K.G. is the only 07th Platoon member to be MIA under military protocol.
- K.G. only speaks thrice in the game; in the briefing cutscene and the Exam Center when he receives his orders ("Got it!").
- K.G.'s death is similar to that of Ellen Ripley in the ending of Alien3, although hers was voluntary.
- K.G is easily the shortest member of the 07th Platoon.
- Even though K.G. Misawa was clearly incinerated (because of the other deceased soldiers' corpses being accounted for), some speculate that he was the Deleter, based solely on his MIA status on Samus' personnel screen.
- It is unknown how K.G. gained access to the Bottle Ship Residential Area when asked to explore it: the only entrances are blocked by Desbrachian cocoons, which remain undisturbed until Samus enters the sector.
|Galactic Federation 07th Platoon|
|Members||Commander Adam Malkovich • Anthony Higgs • Lyle Smithsonian • Maurice Favreau • James Pierce/Deleter • K.G. Misawa • Samus Aran|
|Equipment||Freeze Gun • Plasma Gun • Galactic Federation Power Suit • Adam's helmet • Galactic Federation Military Transport Hygieia • Submachine Gun • Assault rifle|