|Affiliations||Kaneki's group (Formerly)|
|Manga Debut||Volume 4 omake|
|Anime Debut||Episode 3|
|Novel Debut||Void: Chapter 4|
|English VA||Jamie Marchi|
His given name originates from the fact that Hetare (English Loser, Good-for-Nothing, or Coward) is the word he says most frequently. Renji Yomo nicknamed him Shooting Star Wing (シューティングスターウイング, Shūtingu Sutā Uingu).
Hetare is a plump bird with pale, yellow feathers and grey wings. As is common with cockatiels, he has orange circles on his cheeks, and a wispy crest protruding from the top of his head. His most notable feature is the star mark on his left wing, hence Renji Yomo's alternate nickname for him.
The two later decided to move Hetare to Anteiku as a result of Touka's ornithophobia until his real owners could be found.
Yomo stayed at Anteiku overnight, as he was concerned for Hetare's well-being. He also attempted to teach him how to say "good morning," but with no success.
After the destruction of Anteiku, the survivors scattered. He was last seen with Kazuichi Banjou and Hinami, though it is currently unknown what became of him in the subsequent years.
- Hetare was ranked twenty-fourth in the latest character popularity poll.
- "Hetare, hetare!"
- "I'm a cat, hetare!"
- "Hetare's a cat!"