|Real Name||Kimberly Swan|
|Occupation||Student at VGHS|
|Portrayed by||Ellary Porterfield|
- "Ki Swan, 1360 points, Fighter."
- — Ki Swan when meeting Ted Wong for the first time.
Kimberly Swan, or more commonly known as Ki Swan or affectionately known by Ted and her father as Kiwi, is a student at Video Game High School and a central character in the VGHS series. She is currently the girlfriend of Ted Wong and a close friend of Brian D, the series' protagonist.
Ki comes from a family of prominent game developers and throughout the series displays proficiency at a wide array of gaming genres, particularly Fight and Rhythm gaming. As of Season 1, Episode 9, Ki is studying as a Rhythm gamer after switching her and Ted's ID's so that she could sign him up for Drift Racing.
In the beginning of the season Kimberly finds herself stuck with Freddie Wong in the Rhythm Gaming class, but she later finds a loophole in the system and decides to find another profession in the school. She is also the RA of Frag Floor at VGHS. Her father, Kenneth Swan appears to be skeptical about her progress at VGHS, as he has set very high standards for Kimberly. Ki is still in a relationship with Ted Wong.
Ki is an extremely pleasant and energetic person; consistently displaying an upbeat mood throughout the series. She is an intelligent and dedicated student, excelling at her classes and a wide array of dictating/war-related genres.
Despite her trademark optimism and innocence, Ki has been show to act upon a more aggressive, competitive, and even devious side of her personality on occasion throughout the series. In Season 1, Episode 6 , a day after Brian's embarrassing defeat at the hands of The Law, Ki ruthlessly defeated their teacher in an unnamed fighting game after she joined in the mocking of Brian. In Season 1, Episode 7 , although her intentions were pure, Ki went behind Ted's back and switched their school ID cards, causing him to sign her up for his father's rhythm gaming tryout while she signed him up for Drift Racing, which he had not wanted though later forgave her for.
Ever since their first meeting in Episode 2, Ted has enthusiastically attempted to impress and woo Ki Swan. By Episode 4, while attending Jenny's party together, a connection between the two is sparked and by the end of the episode, Ki refers to Ted as her boyfriend.
Throughout the series, Ki attempts to help Ted confess to his father, Freddie Wong, his repressed love and talent for drift racing, which results in a mutual hostility between Ki and Freddie and Ted still deluded into believing he has what it takes to become a great rhythm gamer. In Episode 7 at the VGHS clan try-outs, Ki switches their ID's, resulting in her being signed up for Rhythm Gaming by Ted and Ted for Drift Racing by her. Freddie, believing that Ted's unknowingly signing up Ki was really an insult to him, lashes out at his son. When Ted confronts Ki about her actions, she attempts to justify her actions but he breaks up with her and tells her that he never wants to see her again. By Episode 8 however, the relationship between Ki and Ted is rekindled when Ted apologizes to Ki after she has Ted's guitar fixed and Ted realizes that he may never earn his father's acceptance and that he loves Ki.
In Episode 9 it is shown that not only did both Ted and Ki successfully pass their respective tryouts, but Ki has also earned the respect and approval of Ted's father, who tells Ted that he could learn "a thing or two" from Ki after she apparently impressed him with her guitar skills. It is suggested that the relationship between them will drastically improve in future episodes.
- "You probably shouldn't want to list one of your faults as a reason."
- — Ki talking about JV to Brian in Episode 2.
Ever since they met in Season 1, Episode 2, Ki and Brian have been close friends and remain so throughout the series. Though their relationship is purely platonic, most like a sibling relationship, they are shown to be very supportive and protective of each other.
As a father and daughter, Ki apparently has a very close relationship with her father and they love each other very much, although they behave very formally with each other.
In Episode 3 of Season 2 she plays "Pokermon" against her father and is very skillful, although her father is better. (Pokermon is a mix of Poker and Pokemon)
Constantly referring to her alias as Ki Swan, "Fighter", as well showing her skills through fighting class, her frequent victories against the teacher whilst trying to stop the teacher's mockery of Brian.
- Her name is likely a reference to Kimberly Pine of "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"
- Also, "ki" is the form of energy in "Dragon Ball Z", a reference to her stating that her parents made a fighting game.
- Season 1, Episode 2
- Season 1, Episode 3
- Season 1, Episode 4
- Season 1, Episode 5
- Season 1, Episode 6
- Season 1, Episode 7
- Season 1, Episode 8
- Season 1, Episode 9