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Shadow and Bone: Who is Kaz Brekker?

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Shadow and Bone is almost here!

The much-anticipated series based on the popular book series by Leigh Bardugo hits Netflix on Friday, April 23.

One of the characters featured in the series is Kaz Brekker. But for those who haven’t read the books, who is he exactly?

Who is Kaz Brekker in Shadow and Bone?

We first meet Kaz Brekker in the first book in the Six of Crows series. Kaz is the leader of the Dregs, one of the gangs in Ketterdam, or he at least is the de facto leader. Officially, he’s the second in command to the old man who runs the gang, but as everyone in the Dregs knows, Kaz is the one really running things.

In terms of personality, Kaz can be cold-hearted, violent, and doesn’t suffer fools at all. He’s also incredibly smart, strategic, and conniving. He’s the guy you want on your side during a heist.

He likes people to believe he’s only interested in power and money, but if that was true, he wouldn’t be so committed to his gang and the people he calls family (okay, he’d never call them his family, but they are). He’s especially close with Inej, his second in command.

Kaz first showed up in Ketterdam after his father died. He and his brother, Jordie, arrived in Ketterdam to start a new life. But things don’t turn out the way they thought and Kaz ends up alone. He becomes closed off and ruthless to survive Ketterdam. He also makes it his one and only goal to seek revenge on the person who ruined his and Jordie’s lives.

Physically, Kaz has pale skin, dark hair, a sharp jawline, and almost always wears gloves. He has a limp from jumping off a building when he was 14 and uses a crow-topped cane to help him get around.

If he also happens to use his cane as a weapon, well, his enemies better watch out. His cane has been specifically weighted to shatter bones. Underestimate him at your own risk!

In the new series, he’s being played by Freddy Carter, and based on the footage we’ve seen, he looks like the perfect Kaz! Check him out in the Shadow and Bone trailer below:

Are you excited to see Kaz Brekker on screen? Let us know in the comments below!

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