Haruka had the typical features of the Kurans and the unnatural beauty of the Purebloods. He was a tall man who possesses dark brown hair and garnet colored eyes. He shares similar looks with his older brother, Rido and his son, Kaname, though his hair was much shorter and less wavy than either of the two. He has a deceptively young appearance and appears to be in his twenties.
Juri describes Haruka as being similar to Yuki in their personality: mild tempered, quiet and kind. Haruka was a good match for his more outspoken and mischievous wife, Juri. Haruka also appears to be very patient, as well. He was described as a pacifist who believed in the future, one who lived quietly and watched over his family.
It was revealed in 38th Night that Haruka and Juri had been together for almost 3000 years, ever since Juri was born. Haruka fell in love with Juri and pursued her dogmatically until she eventually returned his affections. It was apparent that Juri was initially irritated by Haruka's advances. After Haruka and Juri got together, they decided to start a family and Kaname was their first child. However, their brother, Rido, had kidnapped and murdered Kaname partially for revenge but, mainly to awaken Kaname the Ancestor leaving Haruka and Juri to raise the ancestral Kaname as their own. In fear of Rido taking their daughter Yuki Kuran, Haruka decided to hide Yuki's existence from the world until she was strong enough to protect herself.
The Kuran family's history was revealed in the 38th Night when Rido had come back to the Kuran Mansion after discovering Yuki's existence to do the same thing he had done to their first child, Kaname. Haruka defends his family as he fights Rido but is eventually pierced in the heart by a Hunter's sword. Kaname comes and acts as a barricade between Rido and Haruka, but the latter states that it would shatter his pride as a parent if he allowed Kaname to defend him. After a short conversation between them, Haruka calls Kaname his adorable son and asks him to watch over Yuki before shattering into a million pieces.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Like all Pureblood vampires, Haruka had immortality and the ability to heal from anything excluding anti-vampire weapon wounds to the heart or head.The Vampire Knight fanbook mentions that of all things Purebloods can do, Haruka specialized in the power to morph into the flesh, bodies, etc. of others. This power is shown during his battle with Rido.
- Main article: Haruka & Juri
Juri was Haruka's younger sister and wife. Haruka was in love with Juri for a very long time, and after all his efforts, Juri finally fell for him. They got married and had two children, Kaname and Yuki.
- Main article: Haruka & Kaname
Kaname doesn't seem to interact with Haruka a lot and doesn't seem to treat him as a father,calling him by his name rather than calling him otou-san (a respectful word/title for a father). But even if Kaname treats him that way, Haruka still loves him like his own son. When Haruka was killed by Rido, Kaname seemed to care for Haruka and was even seen attempting to get revenge for him when he died.
Haruka loved his daughter and did what he could to protect her.
- "Juri... you and I have lived a very long time. It has been far more than enough. It's been over 3000 years, since you were born. We were always together; I was happy. After careful consideration, we were blessed with a lovely child, and that child is the fruit of our love. Don't you think that this may be the time, Juri? What you want to do for Yuki... I can now agree to do it. Using our powers to give her a different future."
- "It seems, nowadays, that the Senate isn't trying to control the power of our blood. They want to control our very existence as well."
- He is known to hide his feelings.
ReferencesEditAccording to the fanbook, Haruka was known as the Illegitimate Pureblood King.
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|Zero Kiryu | Ichiru Kiryu | Kaito Takamiya | Toga Yagari | Kaien Cross | Jinmu | Momoyama|
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