The Cursed Cat of the Sohmas
Kyo Sohma is possessed with the vengeful spirit of the cat. Although the cat is not part of the Chinese Zodiac, members of the Sohma family can still get the curse mark of the cat. If Kyo or anybody else who is cursed gets hugged by the opposite sex they transform into their Zodiac animal, but for some reason they can hug anybody else who is cursed within the family and not transform. In the beginning of the series Kyo is very hot headed and short tempered and Kyo and Tohru kind of got off on the wrong foot at the beginning.
Once Kyo got to know Tohru, he was drawn to her and grew to like her. Kyo blames Yuki for him not being part of the Zodiac, because folklore states that the rat (which is Yuki) tricked the cat into not going to the banquet with all the animals and the cat was left out of the Zodiac and not accepted by the other Zodiac members. Kyo picks fights with Yuki constantly and fails miserably because the rat will always be more gifted than the cursed cat.
Kyo actually has the chance to be a normal person unlike everyone else cursed in the family, but he lacks the knowledge to what he can have. He is blinded by wanting to become part of the Zodiac. Kyo was also raised by a martial arts teacher, Kazuma Sohma-Dono who took him in after his mother passed away.
Likes: Being around Tohru, Martial Arts, high places such as roof tops, and fish.
Dislikes: Leeks and Yuki Sohma (his cousin)