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 Crystal Knights, he is the leader of the Getter Team and pilot of Getter Dragon, later Shin Getter Three, alongside his longtime friends Hayato Jin and Michiru Saotome. He also serves as the leader of the Crystal Knights, thanks to his experience in The Imperial Wars, and since he was the first one to stand up against the Heralds of Unicron and rallied all the future Knights to fight.
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. He was also 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.
After defeating the Hyakki Empire, Ryoma and the rest of the Getter team spent the next several years defending their earth against giant monsters and robots, even teaming up with the Mazinger team from time to time. In this span of time, Benkei decided to leave the team to continue his baseball career, leaving Michiru to pilot Poseidon. Along with this, 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.
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 (making sure to show off all three of G's transformations), they touched down to survey the area. The targets for those one-eyed mechs were apparanetly a teenager with orange skin & bacon-colored hair (who was apparently aware of their work) and a giant, pink woman. After proper introductions, and Pink and Sunset confirmed that they had no idea where they were all sent to either, the five decided to stick together until they found an answer.
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Battle Against L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. Edit
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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.
Though he still maintains his position as team captain, when Shin Getter was finally completed, Ryoma took control of the Getter Three, leaving Ruri to take command of Getter One.
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.
Though he's no longer a Getter pilot, Ryoma and Benkei still remain close friends, always making a point to book tickets for one of his baseball games.
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.
Ryoma and Benson butt heads frequently, especially when it comes to who should be in charge. While he does understand that Benson's fought against many foes like him, Ryo knows that he hasn't had to deal with some of the crazy things he's been through, least of all a war.
When Asuka first arrives on their earth, Ryoma got the feeling that she did have the potential to be a great pilot, it was just that her pride and self-doubts about opening up to others got in her way a little too often. Since then, he acts as a surrogate father figure towards her, giving her the type of parental figure she's probably always needed; someone to give her the emotional support she needs, but is also there to knock her down when she gets too over her head or too aggressive.
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.