Ryoma Nagare is a character from Getter Robo (1974) and is a major character in The Knights of the Multiverse. A founding member of The Knights, he is the leader of the Getter Team and pilot of Getter Dragon, later Shin Getter Dragon, alongside his longtime friends Hayato Jin and Michiru Saotome. Thanks to his experience in The Imperial Wars, he'll often be the one to rally the troops when he arrives on the battlefield to back up The Knights (before some of the other Knights start to become real leaders in their own right, at least), though he mostly sticks to threats against their Earth.
- 1 Personality
- 2 History
- 3 Abilities & Equipment
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Notes
Personality[edit | edit source]
Ryoma is a hot-blooded young man full of a strong sense of responsibility and honor, possessing a righteous heart believing in justice that allows him to overcome many problems. It's because of his strong will that put Ryo as Getter Team leader and the Knights, with him always ready to pick his teammates back up when they're down (emotionally or physically) and cover their backs in a fight. Though he does have a very compassionate side, as he's always there to support any of his friends when they're upset, he's always eager for a good fight, even in the face of a powerful adversary, especially when it's one who've wronged him or his new family. He's also well aware of how dangerous his job as a pilot is, as proven by the death of his teammate Musashi, making it even more-so his job to make sure that he gets all of his teammates out alive.
Ryo takes his duty as a leader very seriously. In the past, this hefty responsibility made him impatient with his teammates, and was even known for leaving his comrades out of strategy sessions and for taking on dangerous tasks without enough forethought. Over time though, he has come to appreciate the value of developing and sticking to plans in which all participants understand their roles. Despite his brash nature (even years after he first climbed into a cockpit), he is very protective of his team, especially Hayato, Michiru and Ruri, whom he considers a brother and sisters.
History[edit | edit source]
Pre-Series[edit | edit source]
After the War, Ryoma and the rest of the Getter team continued to spend the next several years defending their earth against giant monsters and robots, teaming up with the Mazinger team from time to time. In this span of time, Ryoma (in the footsteps of his old coach Tatsuhito Saotome) began coaching for both high school soccer teams and training future mech pilots in EDC training schools.
Mini-Series[edit | edit source]
On a seemingly normal day, Ryoma, Hayato and Michiru took Getter Robo G out on patrol. Next thing they knew though, they were flying through a mysterious red portal, and flying overtop of a forest. Unsure of their location, the three spotted several large one-eyed mechs attacking some civilians blocked by the trees. Striking quickly, they combined into Dragon and swiftly took out all the one-eyes.
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Abilities & Equipment[edit | edit source]
Thanks to his time as soccer team captain in high school, Ryoma is very athletic, able to run pretty impressive distances, and has a mean high kick. He also has some martial arts skills, thanks to some personal training from his fellow pilot Kazuya Ryuzaki.
- Laser Pistol
Like most of his fellow mech pilots, Ryoma carries a standard laser pistol.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
After fighting by his side for so long, as well as with two Getter Robos, Ryoma cares for Hayato as much as a blood brother, both always watching each other's backs.
As a fellow super robot pilot, Ryoma views Koji as a brother in arms. The two have a friendly rivalry (nowhere near as intense as the one between himself and Tetsuya). While some of his outbursts might be... well, just plain annoying, he still views him as valuable as any comrade, and it's (usually) meant to act constructive criticism and will rework his plans accordingly. In fact, he actually respects Koji for his outbursts, seeing as he sometimes doesn't have enough courage to do it himself.
Due to their long history of teaming up against aliens and other robots, Ryoma and Tetsuya share a friendly rivalry, with both always finding ways to poke fun at the other.
While he doesn't personally oversee Usagi's training as much as Koji does, he frequently helps her and Noriko whenever they need a motivating them on leadership skills and train. He also acts as a mediate for Pink to discuss issues relating to the rest of the team, or to evaluate a single member's actions.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Like Hayato, Ryoma's character model used in KotM is the same one used from his appearance in the Getter Robo Armageddon OVA, with some slight adjustments to match his appearance in the 1974 anime. For his appearance in flashbacks, his model resembles the one used in Super Robot Wars X Omega.