In Bloody Roar 4,
Ryoho is the primary
playable character as part of a tag team with Mana, playing the human role
of the duo in battle. Ryoho belongs to a
secret temple that supports both the Buddhist and Shinto religions together
(which had managed to escape the Meiji Restoration law that separated Buddhist
and Shinto religious activities). A year before there was an attack by
the Unborn though after the incident, Ryoho lost his memory. Shortly afterward,
a young Shinto miko, Mana, appeared. She had the power of the legendary
ninetails. When taken under Ryoho's care, people who were pursuing Mana
for her power left her alone. A year later, earthquakes and Zoanthrope
violence began to occur. To protect the temple, Ryoho set out on a journey
with Mana to face the evil that had caused these problems.
Ryoho managed to defeat
the Dragon within himself thanks to Mana's help. When he awoke he found
Mana standing over him, assuring him that the dragon had now been resealed.
She also admits her knowledge of the dragon and the seal when he asks her
about it. The dragon was released by the Unborn's attack the year prior.
The Unborn was defeated but the dragon's power was too much for it to exist
and the guardians and Mana's sister fought the dragon and re-tested the
seal. At that time, Mana was too weak and could not handle the power so
her sister had to handle the responsibility of the re-sealing. Ryoho feels
guilty because of what happened, and asks to know what the connection is
with the dragon. The dragon, as she explains, was made by the life force
of the planet to defend it from anything that potentially threatened to
damage the world. Because of this, the dragon held back the Unborn. Mana
puzzles over the fact the dragon didn't calm down when the Unborn was defeated.
Ryoho says that the things most likely to destroy the planet are the humans.
April 25th, 2014
appearance was boring to me when I first saw him... but compared to other
designs from BR4, I guess he's not too bad. His face definitely looks
funny though. It seems like he has really soft skin.... he must moisturize. lol.
Baldy has some fairly cool projectile moves in BR4 and definitely seems a
bit overpowered (but I didn't play that game enough to actually confirm that -
and you couldn't pay me to, for the record).
His dragon form is cool I guess... although it doesn't seem to "match"
his human appearance in any way (the way most BR designs are). So that's
kinda weird. While his attacks as a dragon are fairly cool.... he actually slows
down the entire game, which is hilarious to me. BR4 suffers from slowdown
as it is... so yeah, put a giant dragon on the screen and slow everything down
times 3. lol.
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