This is an article about the Anime Character. For the manga counterpart of the same name, see here
Chris (クリス, Kurisu) is one of the main characters that appears in Beyblade: Metal Fury. He is a blader for hire, who goes around winning battles for payment.
He's a Legendary Blader, specifically part of the Bladers of the Four Seasons, consisting of Gingka Hagane, Kyoya Tategami, Ryuga (who was later succeeded by Kenta Yumiya), and himself, of whom is the Blader of Winter. He is one of the most powerful bladers in the world, with skills and strength on par with the other Four Seasons bladers. He battles fiercely with fire in his heart with his beyblade; Phantom Orion B:D.
Chris was a former antagonist, who originally sided with Nemesis after meeting Johannes. Although now he is against Nemesis with the remaining Legendary Bladers, Chris has a dark past. A past in which he was abandoned by his friends at a tournament, and left with nobody to stand by. Despite this, Chris has now found his true friends, the Legendary Bladers, in which they'll have to do all they can if they want to stop Nemesis from destroying the world.
Chris has large, spiky, blonde hair with a huge spike on the top of his head like Yu and purple eyes. He has a light skin tone and wears a red jacket with yellow, white, and blue highlights on it. He wears a blue undershirt which is longer on his right side, khaki pants, a black belt, red fingerless gloves and a silver dog tag on a neck chain.
Prior to becoming a Legendary Blader, Chris sported a different design. Instead, he wore a western-type of clothing. He sported a red hanky, brown jacket over a black undershirt. He wore brown, fingerless gloves, a brown belt with a silver centre, along with an additional belt similar to the one Gingka wears. He also sported a silver holster, with blue jeans.
Chris is a tough, fierce, confident and introvert Blader. He fights greatly in all his battles and has become very rugged from his experiences with training in mountains, jungles, ice, swamps and any other harsh environment. He has always been the top Beyblader among his friends and that has caused him to always want more and more as well as become very overconfident of his own abilities. He was a blader-for-hire and hence, only listened to people who plan on 'hiring' him. He also requested tidy payments as well. But after Gingka convinced Chris that his skills and power shouldn't be given for payment but instead should be used to protect and fight for it with friends, Chris became less harsh and became more friendly with the people around him and also fought alongside the others against Nemesis.
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Chris, The Mysterious Phantom of Beyster Island
As the Beyster Island Tournament continues, many bladers are being eliminated by an unknown blader. He is not even seen when he does it.
Later Toby and Zeo find themselves battling a blader as visible as a shadow. The phantom-like blader effortlessly defeats them both. Masamune is enraged to find his two best friends badly defeated by this blader and challenges him. But the blader stays in one place for too long and a light is shined on him by the WBBA. The blader is not happy to be revealed, but battles Masamune anyway. Masamune battles hard, but cannot damage the blader's bey: Phantom Orion. Then the blader uses Banard's Loop and reveals his legendary aura. Banard's Loop defeats Masamune and the blader is revealed to be the eighth Legendary Blader.
The blader is then greeted by Gingka and Co. who ask him to join them. The blader says that his name is Chris and that they could hire him to help, but the fee would be very expensive. King is angry at Chris and his request for payment, so he launches and charges Orion. Gingka launches to stop King, knowing that if they wanted Chris on their side, then the last thing they needed to do was fight him.
But then Johannes, Aguma, Bao, and a handful of Beylin Fist bladers launch as well. At this Benkei, Yuki, Toby, and Zeo launch as well. The real battle begins, but Chris does not know what side to choose. But Johannes convinces Chris to join and in return they will grant Chris' wish. The battle is intense, but then Ryuga joins the battle and begins to drain Orion's power. Chris is badly weakened at this and Johannes commands Lynx to assist Chris. He manages to free Orion from L-Drago's grasp and tells Aguma that it is time to go. Aguma uses his Special Move making Sythe Kronos create a flash of light and when it disappears so does every blader siding with Nemesis, including Chris.
A Hired Servant of Nemesis
Later he was seen with fellow Legendary Bladers Aguma and Dynamis (in his dark form) during the resurrection of Nemesis. Pluto summons a stadium to come out from the ground with a bey in it: Proto Nemesis. Chris notices that the bey has no face bolt. Pluto tells then that now Nemesis is just like a baby and to grow it needs to be charged with the power of the star fragment. The three Legendary Bladers launch their beys at Proto Nemesis and start to attack. But their attacks do not damage the "baby nemesis" at all. Then all three of them use their special moves, but then Nemesis shows a glimpse of it's power and defeats all of them. Then Chris is next seen when the other Legendary Bladers storm Nemesis' hideout, when he battles Gingka and Yuki alongside the Nemesis Blader Cycnus. There battle is fierce and both Yuki and Cycnus are out of the battle, leaving it to Gingka and Chris. During battle, Chris uses Orion's power to visually show Gingka his life's story. He was abandoned by his fellow Bladers in a tournament and began to train very hard to become the strongest. However, Gingka broke through and defeated Chris. He then convinced Chris to fight with him against Nemesis without pay.
Better than Money
He confronts Nemesis and helps the other Bladers of the Four Seasons create Zeus' Barrier. But is broken up due to Ryuga leaving the barrier and Proto Nemesis evolves into Diablo Nemesis. He continues to fight, but is forced to leave along with the others. When they returned Ryuga was brutally hurt with his L-Drago badly damaged, and Zeus' Barrier could not be activated. Chris could not do much, until Ryuga passed on his star fragment to Kenta which aloud Zeus' Barrier to be created again. But it was destroyed due to a piece of Pluto's bey Fusion Hades, falling on the barrier. The true power of Nemesis was unleashed, but Gingka managed to destroy Nemesis once and for all (with the help of the other legendary bladers star fragments and the power of every blader from around the world).
Phantom Orion B:D : Chris' primary Beyblade in Beyblade: Metal Fury . It is a 4D Stamina Type with incredible Stamina and Endurance that can stand up to nearly any attack. It's Bearing Drive Performance Tip allows it to always maintain it's upright position while maintaining an amazing amount of stamina. The 4D Fusion Wheel allows Orion to take on stronger attacks, making it so B:D won't budge or waiver. This increased amount of stamina allows Chris to wear down his opponents then charge his own power into a burst of attacks that finish the opponent.
Barnard's Loop: The blue points on Orion's fusion wheel and face bolt sparkle and then Orion releases its Legend Aura in the shape of itself and swallows the opponent whole in it's energy, then condenses that into raw energy which self destructs on a very wide scale. The attack only harms the opponent as Orion suffers no damage.
|Beyblade: Metal Fury|
|Beystar Island Bladers||4D025||Win|
|Toby & Zeo Abyss||4D025||Win|
|Gingka Hagane, King, Yuki Mizusawa, Benkei Hanawa, Zeo Abyss, and Toby (Tag w/ Aguma, Bao, & Beylin Fist)||4D026||No Outcome|
|Pluto (Tag w/ Aguma & Dynamis)||4D031||Loss|
|Gingka Hagane and Yuki Mizusawa (tag with Cycnus)||4D035-4D037||Loss|
|Unknown Bladers||4D036||Win (Flashback)|
|Rago and Pluto (Tag w/ Gingka Hagane, Kyoya Tategami, Ryuga and Dynamis)||4D038||No outcome|
|Rago (Tag w/ Legendary Bladers,(except Augma) Masamune Kadoya & Yu Tendo)||4D039||No Outcome (Ruins Collapsed)|
|Yu Tendo & Tithi (Tag w/ Yuki Mizusawa)||4D041||No Outcome (Earthquake)|
|Johannes, Keyser, Cycnus & Herschel (Tag w/ Legendary Bladers (except Ryuga) & Yu Tendo)||4D042||Win|
|Rago and Pluto (Tag w/ Legendary Bladers, Tsubasa Otori, Masamune Kadoya & Yu Tendo)||4D045-4D049||Draw|
|Nemesis (Tag w/ Legendary Bladers, Tsubasa Otori, Masamune Kadoya & Yu Tendo)||4D049-4D052||Eliminated (In 4D050)|
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- In the manga, Chris' hair resembles that of Kai Hiwatari's from the Original Series; not in color, but in design, and is smaller when compared.
- Chris also slightly resembles Max Tate, who is also from the Original Series, in appearance.
- Being the Blader of Winter is quite fitting for Chris. Seeing as how his name is in the holiday, "Christmas", and Orion is a constellation in the winter sky.
- Chris is the only Blader of the Four Seasons that didn't appear in Metal Fusion or Metal Masters.
- The spirit of Chris' Bey is more to be based on "Phantom" rather than "Orion".
- Chris' special move is the most dramatic of all the other Legendary Bladers as it is the only one that actually shows the Bey's constellation in the sky.
- Chris' Phantom Orion B:D most likely evolved during his battle with Masamune as shown when it changed while he get his power boosted by the star fragment. It wasn't a mode change because Bladers with mode changes tells the Bey what mode to change in (with the exception of Ryuga), or the Blader has to change modes before battle (like Kyoya or Aguma).
- Chris was the last Legendary Blader to awaken from the power of the Star Fragment in his bey before Kenta and his Saggitario.