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Ryu Bateson
08 August 2020 @ 06:06 pm
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Ryu Bateson
06 March 2020 @ 01:37 am
Ryu has in his possession an item called the Dragon's Tear. It's a small tear-drop shaped Jewel that he wears around his neck at all times. It has the ability to read the emotions of the people around him and their intentions towards him. It doesn't reflect their thoughts, only however they might be feeling towards him. He'll only really take notice of it if it turns Dark Red and below or Rainbow.

Please post here if you're alright with your character's emotions getting read! Below is a more through explanation of the Dragon's Tear, along with a chart that explains what the colors mean. Ryu will only really notice if the colors go to Rainbow (Destiny), or Red, Dark Red, or Black.

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Ryu Bateson
05 November 2010 @ 08:48 pm
STUDENT ID: #34624


AGE: 16
HEIGHT: 5'6"
WEIGHT: 57 kg (126 lbs.)

ABILITIES: Healing spells. Dragon Transformation (once every 24 hours). Superhuman endurance.

Ryu Bateson
29 October 2010 @ 01:29 am
Name: Shikki
Journal: prinnytern
Contact: Shikyou Daemon

Character Name:
Series: Breath of Fire II
Age & Canon Point: 16, post "sad" dragon end.
Requested Sponsor: CARBUNCLE or AMETHYST
Entry position (Cadet, SeeD, Instructor, other): Cadet
Abilities & Physical Abnormalities: Though Ryu's father was nothing but a humble priest, his mother was a member of the Dragon Clan. Being half dragon grants him the ability to tap into his ancestral power - the ability to transform into a dragon. Wind, fire and ice are all readily availible to him. However, because he is only half dragon he can only hold the form for a few attacks and then cannot do it again for the remainder of the battle. His special ability, Guts, allows him to regain some health through only sheer manliness strength of will. He's able to be beaten around more than your average person and has a very strong affinity for fire and fire based magics.

Physically, Ryu looks like a normal human. Aside from the strange blue hair - which is rather normal for his world, all things considered - and the oversized canines, there is nothing different about him.

Personality: As a silent protagonist, Ryu's actions and personality are largely determined by the choices the player makes while playing the game. However, throughout the game through the reactions of others and his actions in the story, we see a tenacious young man with the power to change the world. Always moving forward towards a new goal and a new life, Ryu does not cower in the face of danger or try to shift his responsibilites to someone else. Instead, he gladly takes on other people's burdens and helps them to become better people, inspiring them to open up and intertwine their destinies with his.

Impulsive and often rash in his actions, Ryu rarely follows what one would consider the logical path when faced with a problem. For instance, rather than taking the time to sneak into the colliseum and see if the mysterious female fighter is the bat-winged girl he's looking for, Ryu instead finds out who her opponent is set to be and tracks him down. After failing to convince him to allow Ryu to take his place, Ryu instead beats him into submission and then proceeds to impersonate him in order to enter the tournament and see for himself. He does not always think things through and simply takes what he percieves to be the quickest path at the time - which, more often than not - ends up spiralling out of control and ultimately leads to him making the world a better place because he simply refuses to give up the task once he has taken it. It is nigh impossible for Ryu to turn a blind eye to someone suffering.

That particular trait has led to him nearly beaten eaten, being buried alive, almost being sacrificed, fighting to take down an entire corrupted faith, and eventually, fighting himself - literally, and sacrificing himself for the good of the world. Ryu refused to sacrifice any of his friends to gain power, only killed when there was absolutely no way around the situation (or out of mercy - his father being a prime example) and made it clear that he would sooner die than ever harm a hair on any of his friend's heads. Life and memories are precious to him. No one deserves to die and no one deserves to be forgotten. One of the most traumatizing things ever to happen in his young life was returning to his tiny village to find that he had been completely erased from the hearts of the people he'd grown up around.

He is, above all else, loyal to his friends. That really must be kept in mind when one considers the number of underhanded, sometimes illegal things that he has done to keep them safe. Said to have the "unusual quality of inspiring those around him to open their hearts and share their troubles", time and time again we see complete strangers telling Ryu their greatest problems in hopes that he can help their situation, no matter how much the law might frown upon them. Then, those people join him on his journey in some way - whether it be joining his party or simply lending their support in whatever way they can.

This isn't to say that he's a completely pure person. He's not above theivery - though he frowns upon it when there is a way to earn money or items in a honest way - and he's not above using force to have people see his way or to get what he wants from them. Killing isn't an option he likes, but if there is no other way then he will strike someone down. Alternatively, if someone threatens the people he cares for then he will strike them down without hesitation, no matter what the difference in their power is. One of the most memorable scenes in the game is Ryu's final stand against God. After being forced to watch "St. Eva" kill his friends mercilessly, Ryu shatters the unbreakable crystal that had been holding him and runs along the narrow path to God through explosions and energy blasts.

Another thing to note is his views on religion are fairly complex. His father was a priest of the St. Eva church and he was quite literally raised within the church, so he was brought up with heavy religious influence. Under Ganer's influence, though, this religion co-existed with others - such as the worshiping of the Dragon God Landon. However, Ganer's teachings about the faith were not widely accepted. When Father Hulk replaces him, the people of the town go from being gentle and helpful to announcing that Eva will punish the lost boy for bothering them. Outside of that humble church in Gate, the religion was corrupted, something that he found out all too often while on his journey. As an adult, Ryu prayed only occasionally - he spent his youth as a thief, often stealing valuables from the church's establishments to sell for food and lodging. His faith in the church was completely shattered when he saw how many people died for this church and discovered what they were dying and killing for. St. Eva was a lie that had destroyed his life. Ryu is almost immediately distrustful of any god that requires you to sacrifice anything - be it your free will, your money, your valuables. The Dragon God Landon, on the other hand, is a true and honest God who cares for his people and does nothing but help Ryu throughout his journey.

And, of course, romance wise, he's somewhat oblivious. Ryu has been surrounded by beautiful women who absolutely adore him and done nothing about it - or even really realized any of the feelings these women were having for him.

What are your plans for the character in-game? Exploring all there is to see, fishing, ditching all classes that don't interest him and sneaking into areas he really shouldn't be are all on Ryu's to do list. Ryu has never had any formal education, and aside from the basic reading and writing skills he learned while living life on the road, he has never really been taught anything beyond swordfighting and pickpocketing. While he'll undoubtably leap for the combat portion of it, he'll chose adventuring over say, maths or english.

Also, for him to eventually butt heads with a GF with only the intention of beating it.

Anything else?

Complete TWO out of the FOUR options.
ii) It's a dark cavern. It is a dark cavern and he knows it oh so well. It's haunted his nightmares his whole life, chased the light from his dreams and struck down the lives of others. This eternal darkness, the beginning of all sin, creeps into bones and chills his very soul.

He can't move. He's trapped. The wisened old man with the crooked smile has taken his ability to fight back. He could be any old man. The beard is long and the face is deeply aged. He could be his father were it not for the fact that Father Ganer was dead. He could be the man he helped cross the street last week - but he's been here too long for that. Centuries, perhaps even millennia have passed since this ancient monster last saw the light of day... he radiates evil. Hatred. He smiles - his teeth are unnaturally sharp, his eyes dark slits, he sees pain and he enjoys it. It's pleasurable to him.

He has what Ryu hold most dear in the palm of his hand.

And Ryu is not getting them back.

High above him, incased in thick crystal that he could never hope to break, the Fated Child's friends hover. Bow, still carrying those twenty pounds he swore he'd lose before the end of the summer. The boy who adopted Ryu when he had nothing and no one, the boy who taught him the tricks of the trade. Ryu's very best friend, the one he always struggled to keep on the straight and narrow. The criminal he harbored, the person whose name he strived to clear! There is no bad about Bow, he doesn't deserve this!

Katt - the feisty, dumb girl he met at the Colosseum. The girl who chased monsters and hit too hard even when she was only joking. The girl who would take a hit for him and ask nothing in return. The girl who was too dumb for carpentry, but an excellent strategist when she had to be! All that fire, all that life, isn't meant to end like this.

And Nina. Wyndian - Wyndian royalty. Beautiful, deadly, outcasted. The latter was a trait the whole rag-tag group of heroes shared, but one she knew best of all. She'd lost the one person she cared most about in this quest... she wasn't meant to die here! None of them were!

One by one, the crystal incasing them shatters. This is all a game to him. That sick bastard gets pleasure from their deaths, from his anguish. He can't move, can't run and scream and tear him apart even as he feels that familiar heat course through his veins.

He can only watch helplessly as the pieces of them tumble down, down, down and strike the ground, shattering into fine dust on impact. His arm reaches out desperately, tears stream down his face. He's helpless, helpless, HELPLESS.

I hate you.

First his mother. Valerie had given everything up to defend her family and village from the monsters inside. The beautiful, kind priestess hadn't even had the chance to say goodbye or to tell her children that she would always watch over them.

No, those had been her very last words.

I hate you.

And then his father and sister. Yua had just been a little girl at the time, who knew where she ended up? His mind, even now, flashes back to the Phantom Thief. Had Yua grown up like her? Lost and alone? Or, had that really been his little sister and that tiny little hope wasn't simply wishful thinking? Had fate been so cruel as to cross their paths, but deny them a reunion?

Or had she died.

Had he been forced to kill her, like he had his father?

I hate you.

And now, his new friends. His new family. The people who followed him to the ends of the earth so they could try to stop this mad god.


He pushes his limits. A snarl ripped free - pain exploding throughout his being. He's screaming in agony whilst his mind screamed in defiance.


The crystal restraints around him shatter. He turns, unseeing, fueled by nothing but rage and unspeakable loss. His body vibrating with centuries of untapped power, the Dragon Clan's ultimate gift, the powers of Infinity. This loss, this pain, would power he and soon that beast would be dead at his feet. He doesn't see, couldn't see, only nine years of untouched fury guide him towards the beast. The Dragon's Tear blazes black and rainbow and sickening shades inbetween. Explosions reign around him.

You are the Fated Child.

This is your destiny

(As this questionnaire is entirely IC, your character is free to lie.)
What do you prefer to be known as? Ryu, please. I don't need to be called Baba again anytime soon.

How old are you? Sixteen.

Do you have any history in combat? Yeah, I do.
If so, have you ever killed? ... Yeah, I have.

i) How do you feel when you get involved in some project that calls for immediate and rapid activity? I want to get it done as quickly as possible, of course!

ii) Do you organize and initiate leisure activities? Every traveling group needs a break now and then... but somehow, anytime we take a break it turns into another adventure.

iii) What role do you take when working in a group? The leader, I guess. It sort of falls into my lap.

iv) How talkative are you around other people?

v) What three things would you want to have with you on a desert island? State your reasoning.
A fishing pole. There's a saying that my friend Rand is always saying - if you give a man a fish, he's fed for the night. If you teach him to fish, he's fed for the rest of his life. Sten has another one he likes to say after fire spells.
A tent to keep warm in.
And a whale cake to call Grandpa to get off the island.
vi) Is it important to be liked by a wide range of people? No. But it is important to protect people, no matter how they feel about you.

vii) When the odds are against you, is it worth taking a chance? Yes.

viii) Do you consider yourself to be an impulsive person? I guess. Well, I don't think I'm that impulsive... Most everything works out in the end.

ix) Would you agree that planning things ahead takes the fun out of life? In everything but battle. Going in unprepared will take the life out of you.

x) Do you like surprises? That depends on what kind of surprise it is.

xi) Do you sometimes wonder if there is something wrong with you? Sometimes.

xii) Do you consider yourself to be smarter than your superiors, and disagree with their decisions? Depends on what superiors you mean. I think I know better than most authority sometimes, but I know that I'm not nearly as smart as some of my friends.

xiii) Lastly, how do you feel about cabbages? They're not bad. But I prefer fish.