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Ryoga Kamishiro
Manga Ryoga
Names
English
  • Ryoga Kamishiro
Nicknames

Shark

Personal
Age

14

Gender
  • Male
  • Career
  • Education
Occupation

Numbers Hunter

School

Heartland Academy

  • Duelist
Manga Deck

WATER Xyz

Appearances
Manga debut

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 1: "The Name's Yuma!!Destined Meeting!!"

Appears in
Manga
Kamishiro, Ryoga

Ryoga Kamishiro, nicknamed "Shark", is one of the main characters in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga and is one of Yuma Tsukumo's rivals.[1] According to Kazumo Tsukumo, he is the Duelist who has the soul that governs the oceans of the Astral World.

Design

Appearance

Shark full appearance (manga)

Shark's full appearance.

Shark has dark blue eyes, pale skin and dark purple hair, which resembles tentacles hanging down, referencing his Deck theme of aquatic creatures. His accessories include a grey, shark tooth-shaped pendant, and two grey rings on his right hand. He also owns a grey and green Duel Gazer with a red lens and a yellow spike. He also wears a large red jeweled, yellow pendant that resembles a Barian Emblem. His attire includes a dark purple jacket over a black shirt and dark pants with white, green-gems shoes. When in his school attire, he wears a white shirt with green-lined sleeves, tie and a collar.

Personality

Ryoga has been shown to be extremely cruel, shown when he snatched Tetsuo's Deck and then snapped Yuma's pendant just to show Yuma that he was powerless.[1] Despite this, he is shown to keep his word as he gave Yuma Tetsuo's Deck after he was defeated.[2]

Biography

History

Shark and Kyouji

Shark with Kyoji Yagumo and other kids in the orphanage.

Shark is an orphan, and was raised in an institute, together with Kyoji Yagumo. He and Kyoji were like light and shadow there, but they weren't on bad terms.

Once, both he and Kyoji entered the Duel Monsters Regional Cup. There, Kyoji wanted to steal the Deck of the person who was most likely to win the tournament, but failed, and Shark took the blame for it.[3]

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL

ZX-001 Break

Shark breaks Yuma's pendant.

One day after school, Shark had a Duel with Tetsuo Takeda, which was watched by Yuma Tsukumo and Kotori Mizuki. When Shark defeated Tetsuo, he took his Deck. Tetsuo revealed that Shark and his friends had taunted Tetsuo to the extent that he bet his Deck on the Duel. Yuma attempted to defend Tetsuo, but Shark took Yuma's pendant and snapped it. He then told Yuma to challenge him to a Duel in front of the Heartland train station in order to win Tetsuo's Deck back, but he must put his Deck on the line.[1]

Shark possessed

Shark possessed by a "Number".

Shark overpowered Yuma during the Duel, but when Yuma decided to believe in himself, his broken pendant restored itself, and Yuma uses it to open the door of his dreams. When he does so, a dark card, called a "Number", possessed Shark, making him even stronger. However, at the same time, a mysterious entity, called Astral appeared before Yuma, and told him to "stand up and win".[4] Astral then helped Yuma during the Duel, but they find out a "Number" can only be destroyed by another "Number", and when two of them battle, they do to consume each other.[5] Astral gave Yuma a "Number" as well, and they managed to defeat Shark. As Shark gave Tetsuo's Deck back, Yuma said that the Duel was fun, and that they should Duel again. Shark said that he won't forget that, and leaves.[2]

Shark annoyied seeing Yuma

Shark annoyed seeing Yuma's behaviour.

Shark later appeared after Yuma was almost defeated by Kaito Tenjo, looking annoyed at how Yuma was behaving because of his defeat.[6]

After Yuma defeated Cologne, Shark walked down an alleyway, and was approached by a stranger, hiding her identity beneath a cloak.[7]

She soon revealed herself as Luna, and said that Shark can call her an emissary from the moon. Shark replied that she looks like something straight out of a fairy-tale, not that he hates them. Luna replied that she doesn't have any ill will against him, but she must face him. They then began a Duel.

Luna gives Shark a Number

Luna gives Shark a "Number".

The Duel ended quickly, with Shark defeating Luna in an OTK. After he won, Shark asked Luna if she is alright; she is impressed that Shark could Summon three Xyz Monsters at once during the Duel, and said that she wasn't wrong. Luna revealed she is a Numbers Hunter whose goal is to eliminate the "Numbers", and says that Shark is the only one who can stop Dr. Faker, and for that he needs the power to do so - a "Number". Shark declined, saying that he was already once possessed by a "Number", and that he cannot do so. However, Luna replied that he knows how terrifying a "Number" can be, and that this is just why it would be okay. She further explained that "Numbers" are mirrors that reflect the hearts of the people, and at that time, his heart was full of darkness, but Yuma and Astral freed him from that darkness. She then gave Shark a mysterious card, and said that it's a new power that will protect him[8]

Later, Shark Duels a self-made store owner, whose business was going well because of the power of a "Number" card. Shark won easily using the new "Number" Luna gave him, "No. 47: Nightmare Shark", and obtained the store owner's "No. 63: Shamoji Soldier". Then, Yuma and Astral appear, and meet him. Before they could say anything, Kaito Tenjo appeared as well. Shark recognized Kaito, and Kaito says that as Shark knows his name, he seems to have became rather famous. Luna then appeared, and told Kaito that's because she told Shark the truth. Later, when Kaito tried to use his Photon Hand on Luna, she put her hand over the amulet on her chest, which created a kind of barrier covering her, Shark, Yuma and Astral, and reflecting the Photon Hand. The four are then instantly transported to the outskirts of Heartland City. Yuma and Shark stared at each other for a moment, and Shark told him that he would wipe out his "Numbers" as well one day, as he turned to leave with Luna. [9]

Following this, Shark speaks with Luna and he thanks her for the "Number" she gave him as it allowed him to see something interesting. Luna mentions now that Kaito has shown up along with Yuma and Astral, all the players are now in place. All except for one Shark adds. Shark says that if what she said is true then he must know the truth as that is the reason he decided to help her destroy the Numbers. Luna responds "Kyoji Yagumo... The one who changed your fate...". As Shark stares at the moon, he thinks to himself that if Kyoji is going to make the wrong move he'll be there to stop it. Shark thinks back to his time at the orphanage and Dueling Kyoji in a tournament as Luna correctly guesses that Shark took the fall for Kyoji when he stole that Deck. Shark grits his teeth as he wonders why Kyoji stole the Deck in the first place as he was the hope of the children in the orphanage. [3]

When Yuma begins a Duel with Eviluder, Shark and Luna watch from a rooftop. Luna asks Shark if he is going to make a move and Shark replies that now is not the time as he notices Kaito is watching the Duel as well. Shark becomes surprised when he sees the size of Eviluder's "No. 42: Galaxy Tomahawk". [10]

After the Duel ends with Yuma's victory Kyoji appears and punishes Eviluder for losing. Kyoji notices Shark and admits that its been a long time since they last met. Shark asks what happened to him and Kyoji responds that Shark has gotten rude after he last saw him. After remaining silent for a bit, Kyoji tells Shark that hope and despair are two sides of the same coin and that if one has great hope the deeper the despair they will have. Kyoji tells Shark that he is special to him and one day he will teach him what it means. With those words Kyoji leaves. Shark tells Kyoji to wait but Luna says they must leave as well as they can't afford to do anything foolish right now. [11]

Chained Shark and Kaito

Shark and Kaito suffer from the attack of Shadow's "Numbers".

Shark defeated Shadow and claimed "No. 31: Abel's Doom" at some point. Soon after, he Dueled Kaito for his "Numbers". Shark used "Anchor Whale" to nullify the effects of "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" and transform the field into a deep-sea field, pushing Kaito into a corner.[12] He continued to gain an edge through destroying "Galaxy-Eyes" and a combo of his "Nightmare Shark" and "Bahamut Shark", but Kaito used "Hyper Galaxy" to bring back his ace and reduce Shark's Life points to 1600. Unfortunately, as Shark still held "Abel's Doom", and Kaito had "No. 13: Cain's Doom", the trap Shadow had set was complete, causing the two "Numbers" to summon themselves, reduce both their Life Points to 1000, and wipe out both players' fields, setting the stage for a double knockout.[13]

Naked bond

Shark's, Yuma's and Kaito's wishes become one.

Yuma began a Duel to save them, paying 2002 of his Life Points to offer half the amount to each of them as "Cain's Doom" and "Abel's Doom" continued to attack each other.[14] During the Duel, Yuma continuously tried to sacrifice his own life for Kaito and Shark's sake, with both being against it. Their wishes to defeat Shadow created a strong bond between them, causing Astral to shine brightly and give birth to "No. S39: Utopia One", leading Yuma to victory and rescuing Kaito and Shark from a narrow defeat.[15].

Later on, Kyoji set a double Duel between Yuma and Kaito, and between Shark and himself, in order to end the Numbers War.[16] Shark quickly Summoned "Bahamut Shark" and "Number 47: Nightmare Shark", but Kyoji countered him with "No. 23: Lancelot, Ghost Knight of the Underworld", whose effect destroyed both of Shark's monsters.[17] Kyoji then explained to Shark about the effects of "Lancelot", saying that it was easy for him to surpass Shark then. Before going on with his turn, Shark asked Kyoji what caused him to fall that far, with Kyoji agreeing, explaining that he did want Shark to know what happened to him. Joking, Shark said that it should be good, and asking if it was hell; trembling, Kyoji said that yes, it was indeed hell, and explained that his brother died by his own hand.[18] Kyoji then explained to Shark about the history involving him and his brother.[19]

Shocked at what he just heard Shark asks Kyoji again what happened to him. Kyoji responds that he just told him it was hell.[19] Luna calls Shark on his D-Pad and asks him to stop the duel and not to use any more numbers or the device that Kyoji created will activate. Shark admits that she's right about not summoning any numbers to the field, but he refuses to stop the Duel as his pride as a duelist won't allow it. Using a combo of the trap Hidden Fangs of Revenge and the effect of Medusa's Aegis allows Shark to destroy Kyoji's monster.[20]

Number Hunting

During his Duel against Yuma, Shark came in contact with "No. 17: Leviathan Dragon", which possessed him.[4] He lost the card to Yuma and Astral afterwards, when he was defeated.[2]

Shark became a Number Hunter at the behest of Luna, who gave him "No. 47: Nightmare Shark".[8] He would go on to win "No. 63: Shamoji Soldier" from a restaurant owner[9] and "No. 31: Abel's Doom" from Shadow.[12] The latter card was eventually passed to Astral.[21]

During the Duel against E'Rah, Kyoji Yagumo handed Shark a blank "Number", previously "Number 70: Deadly Sin", which was moulded into "No. 37: Hope Woven Dragon Spider Shark" during the same Duel.[22]

After E'Rah's defeat, Astral absorbed all the "Numbers" held by Ryoga.[23]

Deck

Ryoga plays a WATER Deck, with a heavy focus on Xyz Summoning using the effects of cards such as "Chain Summon" and "Bahamut Shark", which is his ace monster.[8] When he received "No. 47: Nightmare Shark" from Luna, his strategy starts to focus on bring him out quickly, the majority of the times using the effect of "Bahamut Shark", so that he can allow the latter to attack directly.

Image Information
AbyssSeed-EN-Manga-ZX-NC.png
Abyss Seed (アビス・シード Abisu Shīdo)
Level
4 ★★★★
ATK
DEF
AbyssSeed-EN-Manga-ZX-NC.png
Abyss Seed (アビス・シード Abisu Shīdo)
Level
4 ★★★★
ATK
DEF
KaiserSeaSnake-EN-Manga-ZX-NC.png
Kaiser Sea Snake (カイザー・シースネーク Kaizā Shīsunēku)
Level
8 ★★★★★★★★
ATK
00002500
DEF
00001000
MarinejetSeahorse-JP-Manga-ZX-CA.png Marinejet Seahorse (マリンジェット・シーホース Marinjetto Shīhōsu)
Level
4 ★★★★
ATK
00001600
DEF
00000800
MedusasAegis-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png Medusa's Aegis (メデューサのイージス Medyūsa no Ījisu)
Level
4 ★★★★
ATK
00000000
DEF
00002100
BigJaws-JP-Manga-ZX-CA.png Big Jaws (ビッグ・ジョーズ Biggu Jōzu)
Level
3 ★★★
ATK
00001800
DEF
00000300
DrillBarnacle-EN-Manga-ZX-NC.png
Drill Barnacle (ドリル・バーニカル Doriru Bānikaru)
Level
3 ★★★
ATK
00000300
DEF
00000000
Jawsman-EN-Manga-ZX-NC.png
Jawsman (ジョーズマン Jōzuman)
Level
6 ★★★★★★
ATK
00002600
DEF
00001200
FrillerRabca-JP-Manga-ZX-CA.png Killer Frilled Shark | Killer Rabca (キラー・ラブカ Kirā Rabuka)
Level
3 ★★★
ATK
00000700
DEF
00001500
LeftHandShark-EN-Manga-ZX-NC.png
Left-Hand Shark (レフトハンド・シャーク Refutohando Shāku)
Level
3 ★★★
ATK
00001300
DEF
00000???
RightHandShark-EN-Manga-ZX-NC.png
Right-Hand Shark (ライトハンド・シャーク Raitohando Shāku)
Level
4 ★★★★
ATK
00001500
DEF
00000???
SaberShark-JP-Manga-ZX-NC.png
Saber Shark (セイバー・シャーク Seibā Shāku)
Level
4 ★★★★
ATK
00001600
DEF
00001200
SilentAngler-JP-Manga-ZX-CA.png Silent Angler (サイレント・アングラー Sairento Angurā)
Level
4 ★★★★
ATK
00000800
DEF
00001400
SkullKraken-JP-Manga-ZX-CA.png Skull Kraken (スカル・クラーケン Sukaru Kurāken)
Level
3 ★★★
ATK
00000600
DEF
00001600
SpearShark-EN-Manga-ZX-NC.png
Spear Shark (スピア・シャーク Supia Shāku)
Level
4 ★★★★
ATK
00001600
DEF
00001400
BahamutShark-EN-Manga-ZX-NC.png
Bahamut Shark (バハムート・シャーク Bahamūto Shāku)
Rank
4 ☆☆☆☆
ATK
00002600
DEF
00002100
BlackRayLancer-EN-Manga-ZX-NC.png
Black Ray Lancer (ブラック・レイ・ランサー Burakku Rei Ransā)
Rank
3 ☆☆☆
ATK
00002100
DEF
00000600
Cat Shark (キャット・シャーク Kyatto Shāku)
Rank
2 ☆☆
ATK
00000500
DEF
00000500
Number17LeviathanDragon-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png No. 17: Leviathan Dragon | Numbers 17: Levice Dragon (No.ナンバーズ17 リバイス・ドラゴン Nanbāzu Jūnana Ribaisu Doragon)
Rank
3 ☆☆☆
ATK
00002000
DEF
00000000
Number31EmbodimentofPunishment-JP-Manga-ZX-CA.png No. 31: Abel's Doom | Numbers 31: Abel's Devil (No.ナンバーズ31 アベルズ・デビル Nanbāzu Sanjūichi Aberuzu Debiru)
Rank
1 ☆
ATK
00000500
DEF
00000500
Number37HopeWovenDragonSpiderShark-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png No. 37: Hope Woven Dragon Spider Shark | Numbers 37: Hope Woven Dragon Spider Shark (No.ナンバーズ37 ぼうしきりゅうスパイダー・シャーク Nanbāzu Sanjūnana Kibōshikiryū Supaidā Shāku)
Rank
4 ☆☆☆☆
ATK
00002600
DEF
00002100
Number47NightmareShark-EN-Manga-ZX-NC.png
No. 47: Nightmare Shark | Numbers 47: Nightmare Shark (No.ナンバーズ47 ナイトメア・シャーク Nanbāzu Yonjūnana Naitomea Shāku)
Rank
3 ☆☆☆
ATK
00002000
DEF
00000000
SubmersibleCarrierAeroShark-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png Submarine Tender Aero Shark | Underwater Mothership Aero Shark (せんこうかんエアロ・シャーク Senkō Bokan Earo Shāku)
Rank
3 ☆☆☆
ATK
00001900
DEF
00001000
AnchorWhale-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png Anchor Whale (アンカー・ホエール Ankā Hoēru)
Card type
Spell Card
AquaJet-JP-Manga-ZX-CA.png Aqua Jet (アクア・ジェット Akua Jetto)
Card type
Spell Card
ChainSummon-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png Chain Summon (れんしょうかん Rensa Shōkan)
Card type
Spell Card
CompulsoryCirculationDevice-JP-Manga-ZX-CA.png Compulsory Circulation Device (きょうせいじゅんかんそう Kyōsei Junkan Sōchi)
Card type
Spell Card
FlashFang-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png Flash Fang (フラッシュ・ファング Furasshu Fangu)
Card type
Spell Card
HiddenFangsofRevenge-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png Hidden Fangs of Revenge (ほうふくかく Hōfuku no Kakushiba)
Card type
Spell Card
ModifyDeepBlue-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png Modify Deep Blue (モディファイ・ディープブルー Modifai Dīpuburū)
Card type
Spell Card
OverlayRegen-JP-Manga-ZX-CA.png Overlay Regeneration | Overlay Regenerate (オーバーレイ・リジェネレート Ōbārei Rijenerēto)
Card type
Spell Card
ShedtheSituation-JP-Manga-ZX-CA.png Shed the Situation (げんじょうからだっ Genjō kara Dappi)
Card type
Spell Card
Surface-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png Surface (じょう Fujō)
Card type
Spell Card
PoseidonWave-EN-Manga-ZX-NC.png
Poseidon Wind (ポセイドン・ウインド Poseidon Windo)
Card type
Trap Card
SevenToolsoftheBandit-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png Seven Tools of the Bandit (とうぞくななどう Tōzoku no Nanatsu-dōgu)
Card type
Trap Card
SpiritCoup-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png Spirit Coup (スピリット・クープ Supiritto Kūpu)
Card type
Trap Card
WaterBarrier-JP-Manga-ZX-CA.png Water Barrier (ウォーターバリア Wōtābaria)
Card type
Trap Card
XyzDrop-EN-Manga-ZX-CA.png Xyz Drop (エクシーズ・ドロップ Ekushīzu Doroppu)
Card type
Trap Card

Duels

Opponent(s) Chapter(s) Outcome
Kyoji Yagumo 21 Lose (flashback)
Tetsuo Takeda 1 Win
Yuma Tsukumo 2-4 Lose
Luna 19 Win
Number 63's holder 20 Win
Shadow 29 Win
Kaito Tenjo 29-32 No result
Kyoji Yagumo 38-43 No result
Kyoji Yagumo/E'Rah 44-51 Win (with Yuma Tsukumo and Kaito Tenjo); Eliminated

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 1: "The Name's Yuma!!Destined Meeting!!"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 4: "The Light of Hope!!"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 21: "Kyoji Yagumo!!"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 2: "A Mysterious Life-Form?!"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 3: "Astral!!"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 10: "New Enemies!!"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 18: "Kaito Again!!"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 19: "Messenger from the Moon!!"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 20: "A Three-Way Battle!!"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 22: "Commander!!"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 24: "The Numbers War!!"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 29: "Clash of the Champions!!"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 30: "Absolutely Unpredictable!!"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 31: "Save Your Friends!!"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 32: "The Power of Believing In People!!"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 37: "Double Duel!!"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 38: "Full Armor Threat!!"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 39: "The Evolving Number!!"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 40: "Yagumo's Past!!"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 42: "The Power of Bonds!!"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 32: "The Power of Believing In People!!"
  22. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 48: "The Four Powers!!"
  23. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Rank 52: "The Final Duel!!"

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