Link Howard is a subordinate of Central Inspector Malcolm C. Lvellie. A former member of CROW, he was assigned to act as Allen Walker's observer/guardian after Allen fell under suspicion for being connected to the Fourteenth Noah. Link is a very sober, strict young man with an affinity for rules and paperwork. Link has slowly become more dedicated and driven in his attempts to keep the Fourteenth Noah within Allen suppressed not in an effort to subdue Allen, but to protect him.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Low 7-C
Name: Howard Link
Age: 20 years old
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Skilled in hand-to-hand combat (Fights against akuma as a human, Central's personal battle corps training), CROW Techniques (Offensive Binding and Sealing, Defense Spells and Barriers, Various Magic Talismans), Atuunda (Life force sharing, Healing)
Attack Potency: Small Town level (Can fight level 2 and 3 akuma)
Speed: High Hypersonic (Could react to level 2 Akuma bullets and attacks)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Small Town Class
Durability: Small Town level via power-scaling
Range: Standard melee range, Longer range with CROW Techniques
Standard Equipment: Retractable Wrist Switchblades, Talismans
Intelligence: Shrewd, Battle Knowledgeable, Calculating
Weaknesses: Atuuda's power is weakened if he is physically weak,
CROW Techniques: As a former member of CROW, Link is fully capable of using many, if not all, of the defensive, offensive and binding spells known by members of CROW. Though Link rarely displays his magical inclinations, when Timothy Hearst used his body to fight, it was shown that Link is capable of fighting almost on par with both Allen and Kanda, and that he can use CROW spell strips to bind Exorcists of Kanda's caliber.
Retractable Wrist Switchblades: Link wears a pair of serrated, retractable switchblades on his wrists, hidden beneath the cuffs of his sleeves. Though they are small, mainly for the purpose of keeping them concealed, the blades are sharp and durable, capable of cutting through even chunks of cement and stone.
Atuuda (癒闇蛇, Yuyamihebi): A golem formerly belonging to Zu Mei Chang, that passed it to Link in order to save his life after his fight with Apocryphos. Atuuda is used by its summoner as a powerful healing agent. Using Link's own energy, Atuuda can heal the wounds of others, though the number of times it can be used is directly correlated to the users bodily condition and, thus, is limited if the user is physically weak. Link summons it by touching his cross-shaped scar on his chest.