Why don't we get started? There's a child in need out there. That's what matters most.Ryuko Tatsuma in "Close at Hand!!"
This article is about the No. 10 Pro Hero. For the Wild, Wild Pussycat member known as Pixie-Bob, see Ryuko Tsuchikawa.
Ryuko is a woman with chin-length blonde hair, which she wears swept back with a headband, a long fringe over the right side of her face, covering her eye. She has thin, yellow, inward-tilting eyes with slit pupils and notably sharp teeth, these aspects are purposefully reptilian as a reference to her Quirk.
Her hero costume consists of a dark red, traditional qipao with a pale green scale trim around her shoulders, which seems to only be slit on the left side, with yellow claw patterns on the bottom and smaller ones around her neck. She wears knee-high boots and a strap around her exposed thigh. She wears long, almost sleeve-like white gloves that nearly reach her shoulders, with higher tabs on the outer sides, and they expose her hands from the wrist. She wears a matching green headband with four large, pale purple claws attached, covering the right side of her face, and a set of small black dragon wings protrude from the back of her head, with a number of gold spiked cartilage piercings decorating her left ear.
When she activates her Quirk, her body transforms into that of a large, winged dragon with pale gray scales, although she still has the same skin tone, hair, and eyes. Her hero costume remains visible bar her boots and the claws that were on her face have transferred to her right hand.
During the fight against Tomura Shigaraki both her hands were damaged by the former.
Ryuko is a humble and gentle person, giving praise where it is deserved and not expecting gratitude in return. She always keeps her composure in a combat situation. Ryuko sees talent where it's due and is willing to hand difficult tasks to those who she thinks can handle them.
Her humble side is further highlighted when she considered herself the only one responsible for dropping to the tenth spot on the Japanese Hero Billboard Chart, and admitting that she could have done better. On top of that, when asked to give a speech as the no. 10 hero, she mentioned that she would have refused this rank if it was possible, as she doesn't believe herself worthy of this spot after failing to save a person.
Ryuko seems to have a soft spot for children, as shown by her caring and tutoring side towards her trainees. She was also saddened upon learning that Overhaul was using his own "daughter" to create Quirk-Destroying Drugs, and made it clear to the other heroes that rescuing Eri should be their top priority.
Enhanced Strength: Ryuko's dragon form gives her great strength, which she demonstrated by blocking Rikiya Katsukame's punch, a large yakuza with superhuman strength, and then smashing him into the ground. Later, despite her stamina having been drained, she was able to grapple with him for a few moments as well as knock him back, hurting him in the process. The latter feat is particularly significant, as Rikiya had just shrugged off a powerful attack from Nejire.
Immense Durability: Ryuko is extremely resistant to blunt trauma in her dragon form. Despite being weakened by Rikiya's Quirk, she took no damage when Nejire used her most powerful attack to drive Rikiya and her into the ground, a move that knocked him out, despite Ryuko being the only one who was hit by the shockwave directly.
Dragon (ドラゴン Doragon?): Ryuko's Quirk gives her the ability to transform into a large western dragon. This form grants her superhuman strength and durability, powerful jaws and claws, and wings which allow her to fly.
Size Changing Costume: Ryukyu's Hero outfit enlarges upon her dragon transformation and returns to normal size as she does.
Battles & Events
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Vigilantes Chapter Appearances
|36. Must-Have Merchandise||Absent|
|37. Public and Private||Absent|
|39. A Rational Man||Absent|
|40. A Rational Team-Up||Absent|
|41. Ultimate Move!||Absent|
|44. One Outrageous Traveler||Absent|
|45. The Man Returns||Absent|
|46. Christmas Eve Hero||Absent|
|47. Farewell Party!||Appears|
|48. Investigation Start! Steamy Romance Spotted?!||Absent|
|49. Zero Hour||Appears|
|50. Defend the Tower!||Appears|
|51. I Do What I Can||Appears|
|52. Balloon Soul||Appears|
|53. Limits and Catastrophe||Appears|
|55. This Is a Hero!!||Appears|
|56. I'm No Hero||Absent|
|57. Explosive Man||Absent|
|58. International Flight Home||Absent|
- Her name contains both the kyujitai and shinjitai versions of the same character meaning "dragon" 竜 (tatsu?) and 龍 (ryū?).
- The "kyu" in her Hero name sounds like the Japanese word for the number nine, which was her former rank.
- The region she is from, Okinawa, is also known as the Ryukyu Islands.
- Ryuko loves shiny things, this is most likely a reference to various tales of dragons having hoards of gold and gems.
- Ryuko shares her first name with Ryuko Tsuchikawa, also known as Pixie-bob of the Wild, Wild Pussycats. However, both names are composed of different characters and thus, have different spellings and meanings.
- Ryuko is currently the second-highest-ranking female Pro Hero in Japan.
- Ryuko's English voice actor, Katelyn Barr, also voices Mika Jiro and Cow Lady.
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