Shortly before the events of Fates, Kilma began to oppose the ruthless ambitions of King Garon, thereafter making plans to stage a rebellion. During the events of the Conquest campaign, King Garon sends the Avatar on a mission to quell the rebellion before it spirals out of control. As the Avatar approaches the village, a massive blizzard causes them to black out. Seeing the Yato in their hands, Kilma brings them back to the village and nurses them back to health, believing in the legend that the Yato's wielder would bring peace to the world. After regaining consciousness, the Avatar formally meets him and under Silas' urging, manages to keep their true intents hidden. This proves to be for naught, as Elise flounces into the room and accidentally blows their cover. Kilma immediately adopts a stance of hostility towards the Avatar, and later leads a battle against them outside the village. He is eventually defeated by the Avatar and their army, but both his and the villagers' lives are spared. The Avatar explains that they simply wish to end the conflict peacefully, and goes on to openly denounce their faith to King Garon. Kilma chooses to believe the Avatar's words, promising to stop the rebellion and await the success of the Avatar's revolution.
Despite the minor role that he plays in the game, several points about Kilma's personality can still be drawn nevertheless. For one, Kilma has been portrayed to be a stalwart leader, one who devotes his life to the betterment of his people. This fact is best proven through his decision to rebel against the Nohrian royalty; although admittedly not the wisest of decisions, Kilma acts entirely out of the interest of the Ice Tribe, owing to the fact that they have suffered under the oppressive rule of King Garon long enough. He is willing to set aside his emotions and do what must be done for the sake of his tribe, even if it means killing his own daughter in battle.
Kilma is also portrayed to be a figure of collectedness, able to maintain a demeanour of calm even in the face of adversity. This is proven through his actions on the Conquest route, where, upon learning of the Avatar's true intent of infiltrating the Ice Tribe's domains, he responds by calmly raising the alarm for all able troops to stage a defence. Complementing this trait is Kilma's levelheaded reasonableness, one that particularly shines through his willingness to accede to the Avatar's plea to end the rebellion and place his faith in them.
Conquest Chapter 8 - Cold ReceptionEdit
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Chief of the Ice Tribe and father to Felicia and Flora.
“We are a proud people, and we shall not yield to the Kingdom of Nohr!”
—Klima's pre-battle quote.
- Kilma: "I was a fool to allow myself to be deceived by appearances. You are not the legendary hero after all. What a shame."
- Avatar: "I make no excuses for what my people have done to yours, Kilma. No matter how this ends, all I ask is that you listen to what I have to say."
- Kilma: "Felicia, my dear child. I never thought I'd see this day. Taking up arms against your own people, siding with the enemy..."
- Felicia: "Father, please don't say such things! This is the last thing I ever wanted."
- Kilma: "It pains me to raise a hand against my precious daughter... But alas, this is how it must be for the good of the tribe. Gods, forgive me."
“You didn't take my life when you had the chance... Why? Tell me why!”
—Klima's defeat quote.
"Kilma" may be a variation of the Finnish word "kylmä" which means "Cold"