Now let's rise up!

- Dante Koryu, Beyblade Burst Rise - Episode 1

Dante Koryu, also known as Drum Koryu (虹龍ドラム, Kōryū Doramu) in Japan, is the main protagonist of the anime/manga series, Beyblade Burst Rise. He initially fought with his Beyblades Ace/Glyph/Rock Dragon Sting Charge Zan. After his Bey was destroyed by Arthur Peregrine, Dante upgraded his Beyblade: Command Dragon Ignition'. He later borrows the Master Layer Base from Delta Zakuro to create Master Dragon Ignition'.

In Burst Surge, Dante returns with his Superking Bey Tempest Dragon Charge Metal 1A.

Appearance

Dante is a young boy of average height. He has green eyes, blonde hair with a blue, horn-shaped highlight on each side of his temple, and bronze colored, short eyebrows. Dante also has a red and yellow marking on both cheeks under his eyes.

In Rise, Dante sports a white collared shirt with a red tie, a red fingerless glove for his left hand, teal baggy pants with light-blue suspenders hanging on the sides, white dress shoes, and a blue jacket with three lime stripes on each side, yellow sections on the sleeves and wrist collar, and a red "D" on the left jacket flap.

In Surge, Dante now wears a yellow collared shirt, the yellow sections on his jacket are now white, the wrist collar and bottom border are now white with a dark-blue stripe, the left flap now has two "D"s joined together and the right flap now has a printed red Beyblade symbol, his teal baggy pants now have a vertical white stripe on each leg, and he retains his white shoes and red glove.

When Dante resonates with his Beyblade, the blue highlights in his hair emit blue flames.

Personality

Dante is an optimistic, passionate, easy-going and earnest Blader. When Dante first saw Sword Valtryek defeat him with its golden aura, he was surprised and excited and it inspired him to make his own Gamma Bey.

As shown several times throughout the season, Dante has a habit of making scary faces when nervous. He also has a bad habit of accidentally revealing his strategies to his opponents.

He can also be quite over-confident if excited after winning a battle.

Dante is very resilient and will keep on battling the same opponent until he takes them down.

And just like Valt, Aiger, Lui, Phi, Delta, and Arman, Dante has a habit of talking to his bey, and has shown to have some form of resonance with his bey.

Biography

Background

Once a member of the Spanish team BC Sol, the same team as Valt Aoi, he becomes inspired by the strength of Valt's new bey, Sword Valtryek, and decides to get a Gamma bey of his own. Dante moves to Japan and joins the Victories, a team managed by his uncle.

Beyblade Burst Rise

Beyblades

Special Moves

  • Hyper-Flux
  • Dragon Launch: Ace Dragon starts building up power by using the stadium slope, and then rushes at the opponent, similar to Valt Aoi's Rush Launch and Aiger Akabane's Z Launch.
  • Spring Cannon: Ace Dragon hits the wall, and uses its Sting Disc to bounce off and gain even more speed.
  • Glyph Strike: Like his Dragon Launch, Glyph Dragon attacks all over the place and sends the opponent up in the air.
  • Rock Crash: With the energy of the Layer Base, Rock Dragon quickly collides with the opponent's bey causing drastic damage, similar to Lui's Dragon Scream.
  • Ignition Force: The Ignition Driver tip starts spinning and makes Command Dragon accelerate as it spins or changes spin direction.
  • Winged Recoil: Command and Tempest Dragon hit the stadium wall, causing their "wings" to retract, and then charges into the opposing Beyblade.
  • Ultimate Break: Command Dragon uses the rubber blades in its Ultimate Form to deal massive damage to it's opponent.
  • Rainbow-Flux:  When Dante and Dragon achieve complete synchronization with Delta, Arman, and their respective Bey spirits, Dragon emits red, green and blue lights that fuse together, creating a rainbow of colors and granting it a drastic increase in speed and power.
  • Ultimate Upper: Master Dragon channels its energy into the blades on the Master base and attacks from below to make a powerful uppercut.
  • Sparking Shoot:
  • Double Bound:
  • Tempest Break:

Beybattles

Beyblade Burst Rise
Opponent Episode Result
Valt Aoi 01 Lose (0-2)
Arman Kusaba 01 Lose (1-2)
Arman Kusaba 01 Win (2-0)
Fumiya Kindo 02 Lose (0-1)
Arman Kusaba 02 Win (2-0)
Fumiya Kindo 03 Win (2-1)
Valt Aoi 04 Lose (0-2)
Ken Urame 04 Win (2-0)
Unnamed Blader 05 Win (2-0)
Joe Lazure 05-06 Win (3-1)
Lodin Haijima 07 Win (3-2)
Delta Zakuro 07-08 Lose (0-6)
Pheng Hope 10-11 Draw (1-1)
Blindt DeVoy 11-12 Win (2-1)
Aiger Akabane 13-14 Lose (2-3)
Arthur Peregrine (with Delta Zakuro) 15 Lose (0-4)
Pheng Hope 16 Win (2-0)
Blindt DeVoy 16 Win (2-0)
Arthur Peregrine 18 Win (3-1)
Gwyn Reynolds 19 Lose (0-3)
Arman Kusaba 21 Interrupted by Arthur Peregrine
Delta Zakuro 21 Lose (0-2)
Gwyn Reynolds 23 Lose (0-2)
Arman Kusaba 24 Win
Gwyn Reynolds and Arthur Peregrine (with Delta Zakuro) 24 Lose (0-4)
Gwyn Reynolds and Arthur Peregrine (with Delta Zakuro) 25 Win (2-0)
Gwyn Reynolds 26 Win (2-1)
Valt Aoi & Aiger Akabane (Battle Royale) 26 Not Shown
Beyblade Burst Surge
Opponent Episode Result
Ranjiro Kiyama 09 Win (2-0)
Hyuga Asahi 10 Lose (0-2)
Hyuga Asahi 10 Win
Hikaru Asahi, Lui Shirosagi, Silas Karlisle, & Lean Walhalla (Battle Royale) 11 Lose (0-4)
Hikaru Asahi & Rantaro Kiyama (with Lui Shirosagi) 13 Win (4-0)
Aiger Akabane & Lean Walhalla (with Silas Karlisle) 13 Lose (0-4)
Hikaru Asahi 16 TBA

Official Descriptions

Beyblade Burst Rise

Dante Koryu is a kind Blader with a cheery personality and a strong sense of justice. But, when he gets nervous, his intense expression can scare off those around him. He learned to Blade from his mentor, Valt Aoi, during his time at BC Sol. After witnessing Valt’s Valtryek achieve Hyper-Flux, the ultimate state of a Bey, Dante decides to set off on his own adventure to help his Bey, Dragon, discover its full potential.

Anime Appearances

Beyblade Burst Rise

Beyblade Burst Surge

Relationships

Valt Aoi

In Rise, Dante was Valt's student at BC Sol along with Delta Zakuro. After seeing Valt's Sword Valtryek activate Hyper-Flux in Episode 01 of Rise, it inspired Dante to achieve Hyper-Flux also.

Dragon

The spirit inside Dragon encourages Dante to battles and become the strongest blader.

Arman Kusaba

Dante and Arman are good friends. They often train together, though sometimes they argue.

Fumiya Kindo

Fumiya and Dante meet at the Spark Devils gym. In the beginning Fumiya challenge Dante to a beybattle to gain popularity, then after defeating him, he finally gained respect from Fumiya as a blader and an ally.

Kaio Koryu

Kaio is Dante's father.

Rogia Koryu

Rogia is Dante's mother.

Tango Koryu

Tango is Dante's uncle.

Delta Zakuro

Since the series, Dante has always shown to idolize and have a high of opinion of Delta. He has never said a negative thing about Delta and oddly never noticed his's apathy for him, which shows just how much Dante idolizes him as a Blader. He was also torn as he saw his bey getting destroyed by Arthur and tries to avenge Delta's loss.

After Delta joined the Victories, their relationship became strong and their friendship have aslo improved, such as laughing along with Arman as a teammate and a friend.

Pheng Hope

When Dante meets Pheng, he pulled a prank on him. After challenging Pheng and defeating him, Pheng became fast friends after being inspired by Dante's Hyper-Flux.

Blindt DeVoy

Blindt became interested in Dante during the Battle Island Tournament, then he meets Blindt again after Command Dragon was created.

Aiger Akabane

When they first met during the Battle Island Tournament, he developed a friendship with Aiger.  During the events, he and Aiger remained friends with he and Valt, alongside the Victories.

Arthur Peregrine

Dante treats Arthur with hostility after he destroyed Ace Dragon and Erase Devolos.

Gwyn Reynolds

When he and Gwyn meet for the first time, after Dragon's destruction, he was inspired by Gwyn's knowledge to evolve Dragon into Command Dragon. Dante battled Gwyn countless times, he will never give up on his friendship with Gwyn, even during the final battle with Gwyn. In addition, Dante's Rainbow-Flux finally reached Gwyn's mind and soul. He and Gwyn are friends at last.

Quotes

  • "Yo! Y'know, I really don't like how you're talking to him!" - to Ken when he and another blader mocked and belittled Taka in Beyblade Burst Rise - Episode 1.
  • "That's unforgivable, seriously unforgivable! I'm gonna win, I won't stand by and let you destroy our club!" - to Fumiya Kindo after saying he was only battling him to crush the Victories in Beyblade Burst Rise - Episode 03.
  • "You guys hear that? I'm a hero! They actually called me a hero!" - to the Victories after watching a news broadcast about him for the tenth time in Beyblade Burst Rise - Episode 19.

Video

Gallery

For a full gallery of images of Dante, see Dante Koryu/Gallery.

Trivia

  • His zodiac is Libra.
  • Dante is the second Beyblade protagonist after Tyson Granger to use a Beyblade with a dragon motif.
  • Dante is the third main Beyblade protagonist whose name was changed in the English episodes, the first being Tyson Granger from the first Beyblade generation and the second being Aiger Akabane from Beyblade Burst Turbo.
  • Dante was the sixth blader in Burst to use a ripcord launcher instead of a string launcher until Beyblade Burst Surge, the first five being Hoji and Koji Konda, Haruto Aota, Hae-jin Oh, and Phi. If one counts the Sword Launcher and Digital Sword Launcher as ripcord launchers, that would make Dante the seventh blader to use a ripcord launcher; the sixth Blader being Xander.
    • He was also the first Burst protagonist to use a ripcord launcher.
  • Dante shares the same appearance with his mother since they both have blonde and blue hair and green eyes.
  • Dante is the first main protagonist not to debut at the age of 11.
  • He also the first main protagonist that is an otaku, as revealed on Hiro Morita's Twitter account, thus makes him the youngest otaku character in anime, at just 10 years old.
  • Dante's last name, Koryu, is a reference to Kohryu, a dragon in Chinese lore who represents the element of Earth, one of the five elements of the Wu Xing.
    • Kohryu also means "Rainbow Dragon", which is enforced by the Rainbow-Flux move near the end of the season.
    • It was also revealed in the first episode of Rise that he loves dragons, which is why his bey is a dragon.
  • He has the same eye and hair color as his mother.
  • Dante is the first Beyblade Burst main protagonist to not be raised in Japan, as the manga reveals that he grew up in France.
  • Dante is the first main Burst protagonist to be an only child.
  • Dante is the third main Burst protagonist to have his Beyblade destroyed, following Valt and Aiger.
  • Dante is the first main character and the protagonist in Rise to own a dash driver.
  • Dante is the first character to defeat Arthur Peregrine in a battle.
  • Dante is the second character to use Hyper-Flux, but he is the third character to master it.
  • Dante is the first and only character to use Rainbow-Flux.
  • Dante is the only Burst protagonist to not use the words "Whip" or "Slash" in his Special Move for his bey.
  • Dante is the youngest protagonist being only 10 at the time of his debut.
  • Dante is the only Burst protagonist who uses a bey that's not humanoid.
  • Dante is the only character to actually defeat Gwyn in a battle.
  • Dante is the only Burst protagonist to have a generic Beyblade before getting a named one.
  • He is the first character to own a Beyblade without a Forge Disc and is also the first character to own a Beyblade that is a part of the Power Core System.
  • His upgraded English dubbed Beyblade Command Dragon might be taken from its Japanese dubbed Imperial Dragon and changed into Imperative. The word "Command" might be taken from Imperative Sentence, which is a sentence to Command someone to do something.
  • Dante is the second Burst protagonist to reuse parts, as he did reuse the 1A Chassis from Hyuga Asahi's Super Hyperion, first being Aiger Akabane.
  • Dante and Hikaru Asahi are the first protagonists in the Burst Series to not make it into the semi-finals of a tournament, being in the Legend Festival.

References

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