“Just a hypothesis.”
—Calenda, Kemono Friends 3
Calenda is a human character and plays a prominent role in Kemono Friends 3's main story. Despite somewhat resembling one of the staff of Japari Park, she actually works for CARSC - an organization in collaboration with the park.
Calenda is an ecstatic and, for the most part, joyful character, with a deep love for animals, similar to Mirai. This trait of hers is conveyed throughout various events in Kemono Friends 3 - examples being her excitement after meeting with the BATTEN Japari-Dan for the first time when speaking about them with "Boss" shortly after, and a scene in Chapter 3 where she and Mirai passionately ramble about Friends. Despite her rather outgoing personality as an adult, Calenda was shy as a child and spent most of her time playing with Flicky, a Dog she became very attached during her childhood.
While she mostly maintains her enthusiastic demeanor throughout her time spent in the park, she does express anger while being provoked, such as being attacked by a Cellien in Kyōshū and having a similar issue after being targeted by a Hunter Cell on board a staff helicopter. She is also shown to be easily guilt-ridden at times. Calenda exhibits knowledge in a variety of topics, such as weather, and biology - this is most prominently displayed when Calenda explains to Arctic Hare how White Cellien (which were rapidly spreading throughout Hokkai at the time) likely originated and were taking shape from Bacteriophages, and imitating their behavior.
Role in the Plot
KF3 Season 1
While visiting Japari Park as a visiting researcher, she tried to deceive the Japari Park staff and retrieve Cellien back to its home country. At that time, he let Alex Cellien escape and caused the Alex incident to occur. She herself did not know this and continued to collect Cellien, Cellium, and Sandstar under the direction of "Boss", but was discovered by BATTEN Japari-Dan. Then, ostensibly as fieldwork, she approaches and accompanies JSRT. However, when she sees Alex in the Nakabe Region, she realizes what she has done and begins to act differently from "Boss". In the Odyssey, she confesses to Oinari-sama about what she has done. However, Oinari-sama, on the contrary, encourages her and gives her good luck charms. She was then attacked by Cellien and taken to the hospital but was able to escape with the help of her "Boss". Upon reaching the Hokkai Region, Calenda is sheltered by Arctic Hare. Then they joined up with JSRT and stood up to foil "Boss"'s intentions. After that, "Boss" and the Flicky fight, and "boss" is about to take Flicky away from her, but she enters the emergency evade command to let him go. In the end, Flicky was not taken away. She was heartbroken to see Dhole revert from Friends to the original animal in the Hōtoku Region, but she met Seiryu and was thrown words of inspiration. She rises again and tells JSRT that she has a message from Seiryu that Alex is next in line for Park Central. Then she gets her feelings straightened out and finally watches Dhole defeat Alex. Finally, she left the park promising to return to Japari Park.
"Boss" is Calenda 's supervisor at CARSC. Calenda was following "Boss" unquestionably, acting without challenging a single order uncritically. However, when Alex became a giant Cellien, he was ashamed of herself for nescient following and began to oppose "Boss".
Flicky is a Calenda buddy.
|World of Kemono Friends|
|Humans||Calenda • Hikari • Jinri • JSRT Captain • Kaban • Kako • Kyururu • Mirai • Nana • Park Founder • Towa • Yao|
|Friends||Serval • Cellval • Caracal • Raccoon • Fennec Fox • PPP • Ezo Red Fox • Four Gods • Dhole • Meerkat • Short-Beaked Common Dolphin|
|Other||Cellien Queen • Celliens • Lucky • Lucky Beasts • Lucky Beast Type-III • Star Beasts • Groups|
|Japari Park • Kingdom • Kyōshū Region • Riukiu Region • Park Central • Pavilion|
|Japari Bun • Japari Bus • Japari Line • Kemono Amulet • Lucky Beast • Patrol Plane|
|Cellien • Friend • Beast • Sandstar • Cellium • Sparkle • Kemonoplasm • Kemo Harmony|
|Introduction to Kemono Friends • List of Friends • Glossary|