Now a freshman at Kaijo High, Ryota Kise was the rookie of the "Generation of Miracles." Kise started playing basketball because he wanted to do something that was challenging because he mastered whatever he wanted to do. After seeing how Aomine played he decided to join. Since he only started playing basketball in his second year of middle school, Kise was his team's least experienced member, and notes himself the weakest of the five. Kise's unique skill is his ability to mimic the moves and plays of other players. He originally could not copy the special skills of truly exceptional players, like the other members of the "Generation of Miracles". Beyond being a strong player in his own right, Kise takes liberal advantage of his good looks and poses as a model after school. He now seems able to mimic the exceptional: faced against Daiki Aomine, he copied his former Ace's nearly impossible style precisely during their game, matching him blow for blow throughout. While he lost when he passed the ball to a team mate, something Aomine himself would never do and could thus predict, he proved his boundless potential. Later, Kise finally overcame his inability to copy the skills of more skilled players, and gains the ability to create a Perfect Copy- a state in which Kise can use all the skills of the Generation of Miracles at once. While he is almost unstoppable in this state, it only lasts for a short period of time.