Headcanon: When Party Poison and Kobra Kid die, because of their devotion to the Zones and spiritual connections, they take the Phoenix Witch’s place and shepherd souls to the afterlife. Poison collects souls during the day and is associated with the sun, while Kobra collects souls during the night and is associated with the moon. Some say that just before dawn, you can see them wandering the plains together.
I don’t have a great visualization for this, but I imagine them having tribal outfits like the Witch. Poison wears a deer skull that covers the top half of his face, and Kobra wears a goat’s. People paint altars/holy places with plant-made dyes and leave out small toys for them.
He is still telling himself that it is purely coincidence, simply chance when barely twenty steps away from where he is, Kuroba stops, pulls out his phone, and dials a number, one foot tapping away impatiently.
Correspondingly, his own phone vibrates in his pocket (unknown number), and, mouth dry, a buzzing numbness spreading in his veins (in his head), he hits answer.
“Hello? Hakuba speaking.”
(Maybe it’s just coincidence.)
“How hard can it be to find one snooty five feet eleven blond detective in this crowd?” The voice, while the timbre is similar, isn’t Kuroba. It sounds smoother, lower, just - different, if he knows how to listen, and he has done a lot of listening lately. “Why does it have to be on a Saturday? Wave, won’t you? I’m by exit 23, but I can’t see you.”
Headcanon: Since infertility is an issue both in Battery City and the Zones, having siblings is a big deal. Everyone in the city was impressed that Poison and Kobra’s parents had two children, especially only a few years apart. As a kid, Poison heard a lot of people talk about how special his brother was. He wasn’t sure why, but he just assumed it was true.
I just realized that Kobra Kid’s design mentions a “racing patch” and “racing helmet.” Is this a hint at what he did in the Zones (or maybe back in the city?) Hmm…man, I wish we knew more about these characters.