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"Walking the path of the dragon. Pursuing the dragon's path! If I don't do it, who will?!"
―Ryu Violet/Commander's Pre-Transformation catchphrase[src]

"Ryu Violet!"
―Ryu Violet's roll call[src]

"Dragon Ma-Star! Ryu Commander!"
―Ryu Commander's roll call[src]

"Like a dragon who has gained wings."
―Ryu Commander's phrase after forming RyuTeiOh.[src]

Shou Ronpo (ショウ・ロンポー Shō Ronpō) is a Rebellion leader and the commander of Kyurangers from the Ryu System. He becomes the tenth member & the "sixth ranger" of the team, Ryu Violet (リュウバイオレット Ryū Baioretto, lit. Dragon Violet), later evolving into Ryu Commander (リュウコマンダー Ryū Komandā, lit. Dragon Commander). He is also the second-in-command to Shishi Red.

Aged 40, Shou was born on September 9th.[1]

Character History

Fighting in the Rebellion, and becoming Commander

As a member of the Rebellion, Shou served under Supreme Commander Big Bear. While searching for the other Change Kyutamas and the nine Kyurangers, he devised an alternate method of fighting, developing system to use the Skill Kyutamas, in particular the Ryu Kyutama, to force a transformation into Ryu Violet. However, this system was incomplete, and had a time limit imposed on it.

During those days, Shou was headstrong, courageous and refused to listen to orders, choosing instead to fight the Space Shogunate Jark Matter instead of sitting by and letting evil thrive. When the Rebellion's leadership came under attack by the Jark Matter assassins Ikargen and Mardakko, Shou chose to confront them despite his imperfect transformation. The transformation failed mid-battle, and Shou would've been killed if not for Big Bear's intervention. Big Bear was mortally wounded and sacrificed his life to allow Shou to escape. This event left Shou in charge of the Rebellion, and instilled in him the consequences of insubordination. Space.9: Burn! Dragon Master

Collecting the Kyutamas

Shou gains Pegasus Kyutama

A depiction of Shou Ronpo accessing the power of the Pegasus Kyutama.

As depicted in a series of illustrations by Shou Ronpo himself, he traveled across various constellations in an epic journey to gather the power of the legendary Kyutamas so as to oppose the tyranny of Jark Matter taking him to places such as amidst a sea of scorching magma to a frigid wasteland. Among the Kyutamas he collected was that of Pega-san of the Pegasus System, who had resonated with Shou's burning desire to see the defeat of Jark Matter. Traveling together, Shou supposedly wielded the power of Pega-san to defeat the Giant Monster of planet Babangi. However, the authenticity of parts of Shou's story would be doubted by Naga Rei. Space.6: Flap! Dancing Star

Recruiting the Kyurangers

Heeding the word of Big Bear, Space.9: Burn! Dragon Master Shou Ronpo sought out the people who would become the Kyurangers as well as gathering the Kyutamas. The first such person he found was Stinger, a young man who was searching across space for his older brother Scorpio, who had sold out him and his tribe in the Sasori System to Jark Matter, to the point of attacking Jark Matter members himself. Approaching Stinger, Shou was engaged by the youth, who assumed that he too was a member of Jark Matter. Though making short work of Stinger, Shou realized his strength and verified him as a potential Kyuranger when he saw the Sasori Kyutama drop from his person. Picking up the Kyutama while presenting the Transformation Controller Seiza Blaster, Shou offered Stinger a chance to put his strength to good use by taking Jark Matter down. Space.13: Stinger's Challenge To His Brother! Respecting his wish to find his brother, Shou planted Stinger to spy on Jark Matter for such information as well as anything else of use to the Rebellion. Space.5: 9 Ultimate Saviors

Commanding the Kyurangers

Boarding the ORION, Shou was introduced by Raptor 283 to the seven Kyurangers. Making his eccentric nature apparent to everyone present while dropping off a pile of auxiliary Kyutamas, Shou gave the team the mission of stopping Jark Matter from destroying the planet Needle through the deprivation of its Planet Jume. While Raptor was concerned with the threat of Stinger, Shou Ronpo was preoccupied with thinking of an okay phrase, eventually coining the term OKyu. Space.3: The Man from the Desert Star

Shou next sent the Kyurangers to Earth, a planet strangely containing numerous Moraimarz. Introducing the Kyulette, which would randomly select an away team of five in order to conserve Kyu Energy, Shou sent Raptor with them to buy some peaches while Balance and Naga Rei were left behind on the ORION to work on equipment under him. Raptor's trip to Earth would ultimately lead to her realizing her dream of fighting Jark Matter as she awakened her Kyutama and became Washi Pink, helping in taking down the first Daikaan of Earth. Shou denied Naga's suspicion that he knew Raptor was destined to become a Kyuranger. Space.4: Dreamy Android

Space.5: 9 Ultimate Saviors

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Doggie Kruger with Shou Ronpo

Shou was among the team whom pursued Madakko through a black hole which they found to be a wormhole leading to an alternate Earth free of Jark Matter. With Garu and Hammie, Shou was arrested by Dekarangers Senichi Enari and Koume Kodou on suspicion of being Alienizers due to their lack of Visas, and brought to the Neo DekaBase. The situation was soon cleared up by Special Police Dekaranger chief Doggie Kruger, a canine alien who bore a curious resemblence to their wolfman teammate. Finding that the wormhole would soon close and leave them stranded, Shou, Garu and Hammie boarded RyuTeiOh, using the DekaWing Cannon provided by the Dekarangers to keep the wormhole in time for Lucky and Naga to defeat Madakko and retrieve the Rashinban Kyutama. Space.18: Emergency Dispatch! Space Hero!

Seeking the Kyutama of the Tokei System, the Kyurangers came to the planet Toki and turned the 12 keys needed to unlock it within 30 minutes. Approaching key X, Shou an apparition of Big Bear, and found himself in his attire before he inherited the title of Supreme Commander from him. Shou conversed with Big Bear for a while until Balance hurried him, both to turn the key in time and because their visible comraderie disheartened Naga, who was not yet as attuned to such feelings. Space.25: Planet Toki, the Boy's Determination!

Heading to the Past with the Kyurangers

Space.26: Warrior of Darkness, Hebitsukai Metal

Space.27: Indaver Panic Within the Orion!?

Space.28: BN Thieves, Breakup...

Space.29: Orion, The Strongest Warrior

Space.30: All Right! The Miraculous Kyutama

Other Events

Transformation Lessons ~Let's Star Change Together!~

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Video game appearances

Super Sentai Legend Wars

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger in Super Sentai Legend Wars

Kyuranger as seen in Super Sentai Legend Wars.

Ryu Commander appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.

Personality

He tries to give off the persona of being the "Strongest Ever", but his real character is like an old man.

Even in the worst of times, he keeps a proper tone.[2]

Shou has a habit of missing the point in front of him to figure out how to word things right. For example, when most of the team was affected by Stinger's toxin, Shou wanted to know what to use to respond to the Kyurangers instead of "Roger."

However, Shou does have a serious side, showing his leadership figure when he warned the Kyurangers not to engage some of Jark Matter's assassins, both of whom are at their dangerous level yet. It is shown he had been guilt-ridden due to the death of his predecessor Big Bear and don't want to see his group die quickly in front of his eyes, until Lucky and the other eight Kyurangers reminded Shou to move on and carry the late-Big Bear's will in his honor, no matter what sacrifice Shou and the other Kyurangers must make.

Another downside of his personality is that he's a compulsive deceiver, making his team members question his decisions, especially Naga.

Powers and Abilities

Super Speed

As seen in his first battle against Ikargen and Madakko. as Ryu Violet he has show to move at a speed fast enough to catch them by surprise it can only assume that this power was passed on to Ryu Commander as well.

Quick Reflexes

As seen in his first battle as Ryu Commander he has show to be quick in dodging blasts shot by Ikargen and Madakko.

Weapon Skills

As seen in his first battle as Ryu Commander he has been able to use the Ryutsueder as both a melee and firing weapon with no problems of any kind and has also been show to use it to do back shots or create an shield without any training or assistance of any kind.

Arsenal

Forms

Kyu-violet

Ryu Violet

"Ryu Kyutama! Seiza Change!"
―Transformation announcement via Ryutsueder

Ryu Violet (リュウバイオレット Ryuu Baioretto) is Shou Ronpo's initial Ranger form. Of the current Kyurangers, this is the oldest-known form. Being that his Kyutama was a Skill Kyutama at the time, this transformation had a time limit, leaving Shou weakened when expired.

Arsenal

Appearances: Kyuranger Episodes 8, 9

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Ryu Commander

"Ryu Kyutama! Seiza Change!"
―Transformation announcement via Ryutsueder

Ryu Commander (リュウコマンダー Ryū Komandā) is Shou Ronpo's newest Ranger form. When the power of the nine Change Kyutama resonated with his desire to fight alongside the Kyurangers, Shou's Kyutama evolved to a Change Kyutama and manifested the Ryu Voyager.

Arsenal

Mecha

Attacks

  • Dragon Crush (ドラゴンクラッシュ Doragon Kurasshu): Ryu Commander performs a powerful blast attack with the Ryutsueder that takes the shape of the Ryu Voyager and charges at the enemy.
  • All-Star Crash (オールスタークラッシュ Ōru Sutā Kurasshu): Ryu Commander performs a powerful blast attack with the Ryutsueder alongside his fellow Kyurangers.
    • Kyuren All-Star Crash (キュウレンオールスタークラッシュ Kyūren Ōru Sutā Kurasshu, Nine Union All-Star Crash): An upgraded version of this finisher with the first 11 Kyurangers.
    • Ultimate All-Star Crash (アルティメットオールスタークラッシュ Arutimetto Ōru Sutā Kurasshu): An upgraded version of this finisher with the all 12 Kyurangers.
  • All-Star Impact (オールスタースインパクト Ōru Sutā Inpakuto): Ryu Commander performs a supercharged energy attack with the Ryutsueder alongside his fellow Kyurangers.

Appearances: Kyuranger Episodes 9, 11-14, 16-18, 20, 21, The Ghess Indavers Counterattack, Kyuranger 23, 24, Transformation Lessons (Special), Kyuranger 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 40 (offscreen), 41, 42

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Notes

  • His name is a pun on xiaolongbao, a type of steamed bun from China.
  • While he is not the first tokusatsu hero to wear a trenchcoatIcon-crosswiki, he is the first Sentai Ranger to do so. Interestingly, the trenchcoat, the Dragon motif, and a dual mode weapon are some similarities with Kamen Rider WizardIcon-crosswiki. The only difference is that Wizard is based on the European Dragon, whereas Ryu Commander has a Chinese Dragon motif.
  • He is the first sixth ranger to be second-in-command.
  • Of the 88 constellations, Ryu Commander represents the constellation Draco, "The Dragon".
  • Even though there are already nine rangers on the core-team, he's counted as the equivalent of a Sixth Ranger joining the team later.
  • Shou Ronpo is also the first sixth ranger to be themed after a dragon ever since Yamato Tribe Knight Burai/DragonRanger.
  • Although Shou Ronpo and Wise God Torin are the tenth Sentai Rangers of the team, the latter is not a Sentai Sixth Ranger.
    • Both became Rangers to help in the fight against their respected shows Villains.
  • The Ryu Violet suit is the breastplate and helmet from the Ryu Commander suit combined with the ToQ 7gou costume.
  • His introduction quote is based on Souji TendouIcon-crosswiki's "Walking to the path of heaven" introduction quote from Kamen Rider KabutoIcon-crosswiki.
  • He is the first Purple Ranger since Gou Fukami (Geki Violet) to be on a Post Anniversary Sentai Team.
  • He is the first Sentai Mentor since Heavenly Saint Sungel to be a Sixth Ranger.
  • Shou Ronpou is the first Purple Ranger to have a dragon theme.

Appearances


References

Other Color Rangers
Identities
KensakuMakotoBossSwanGouTessaiShinyaDoctor UlshadeYayoiAkiraBudStinger
Shou

Secondary Rangers
Dark Magic Knight WolzardTicketConductorYamato
YuriRanSoujiroUppyZ

Power Sets
Battle CossackDekaMasterDekaSwanWolzardGekiVioletKyoryu GrayKyoryu VioletToQ 6gou
ToQ 7gouZyuoh BirdZyuoh CondorSasori OrangeRyu Violet/Commander

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