Kinko is a young human boy with short black hair, tan skin, black eyes, and thin eyebrows.
He is seen in a white short-sleeved shirt that reads "FRANKIE SAY STUFF" in bold black letters and a tattered pair of light green pants.
He dreamed of being a writer for The New Yorker. He died in a hospital bombing, and the trauma of Kinko's death was a factor in Diane's decision to leave Cordovia without telling Mr. Peanutbutter.
In The Shot, at the Cordovian Refugee Camps, Diane follows Sebastian St. Clair around the camp as she writes about him, while he rambles on about his accomplishments and he feeds and "tends to" the children.
During this, he introduces her to a little boy named Kinko. Diane also mentions (as a voice-over) when Sebastian St. Clair tells you you're good, you want to believe you are.
Later, Diane is reading The New Yorker to Kinko as a bedtime story and tells him he can be anything he wants when he grows up. Afterward, Sebastian tells her to not spend so much time with the kid, because she's here to write about him. Diane asks, "isn't helping people the reason [they're] here?" Sebastian says he's here to help the people, she's here to help them by helping him write a book about how great he is, so people will donate to his organization.
Diane (as a voice-over) describes how Sebastian likes to talk about himself. Diane is then seen being jolted awake by the sounds of a bombing. She rushes outside to find the buildings around her in ruins. Diane asks Sebastian if Kinko is OK. Sebastian says "[he's] most certainly dead," to Diane's shock. Sebastian coldly says he warned her not to make friends or to get attached to the native Cordovian people.
Diane angrily tells Sebastian he doesn't care about any of these people, and he's only using them for his fame and "superhero act." Sebastian tells her they have to build a hospital, and if she can't handle it she should go home. Diane says she can handle it, though, in the end, she does return to L.A.