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"Only one star in the sky can shine the brightest."

- Delta Zakuro, Beyblade Burst Rise - Episode 7

Delta Zakuro, also known as Delta Akane (茜デルタ, Akane Deruta) in Japan, is a character appearing in the anime series, Beyblade Burst Rise. He is ranked as one of the Risen 3, and fought with his Beyblades, Venom/Erase Devolos Vanguard Bullet until its destruction by the hands of Arthur Peregrine. After overcoming his despair, Delta built his new Beyblade: Master Diabolos Generate.

Appearance

Delta is a tall boy with pale skin, red eyes, and half-smooth/half shaggy sea-green hair with long bangs over the left side of his face. His attire includes a white dress shirt with a deep crimson tie, a black buttonless vest, long grey pants, black loafers, a red jacket with a pink interior, dark-red borders and cuffs, and a cerulean belt around the waist band.

Personality

Delta is shown to have a calm and reserved demeanor, much like Shu and Fubuki. However he also seems to be detached when he just walks off when Valt shows him Dante's evolved Glyph Dragon. Delta is a dedicated Blader who takes his training very seriously.

He's also rather dismissive and cold. He tends to not smile much, however, when resonating with his bey he’ll smirk after defeating or witnessing a powerful Bey.

After obtaining Devolos, he was rather annoyed when Dante picked up Devolos to check its unique features and Delta snatched it out of his hands, though this could simply mean that he is protective of his Bey.

Delta also develops an arrogant side. He often saying that the sky only needs one star (being him), thinking that he is the only one who deserves to shine, he battles stronger opponents like Aiger and the other Risen 3 members as well as Bladers that are beyond his league to prove it. That leads to Devolos' destruction when having a rematch with Apocalypse.

After Devolos was destroyed, Delta became heartbroken at the loss of his partner. With his pride and ambition shattered, he wandered the streets in despair, showing just how attached he was to his Bey.

After being cheered up by Valt Aoi and evolving Devolos into Master Devolos, he changed to a nicer person, and showed his happy smile. In addition, he also came to accept Dante and became more appreciative of him. This is further evidenced when he (albeit begrudgingly) let Dante hug him when in the past he would’ve ignored him.

After joining the Victories, while still retaining his reserved demeanor, Delta has begun to warm up to his new teammates and even helping Arman connect with Ashindra. By the time of the HELL vs. Victories battle, however, Delta has completely opened up and has begun regarding Delta and Arman as his friends, which is shown when the three share a laugh together.

Delta is also able to resonate with his Bey, just like Valt, Phi, Aiger, Lui and Dante.

Biography

Background

Beyblade Burst Rise

Beyblades

Special Moves

  • Hyper-Flux
  • Dual Phantom: Devolos releases the mini-Beyblade from its Bullet driver.
  • Clone Attack: The mini-bey from the Bullet driver attacks the opponent weakening them for Devolos to finish them off.
  • Clone Cannon: Devolos hits the mini bey to give a big boost of speed and power for it to deliver massive damage.
  • Shining Launch: Devolos falls on the flat part of the Bullet driver and uses the stadium slope to gain speed for a powerful attack.
  • Shining Crux: When Devolos' mini-Beyblade circles around the opponent, Devolos takes the center. The mini bey knocks the opponent into Devolos to create a powerful chain attack while closing in, then finishes the opponent off with a powerful pincer attack.
  • Clone Impact: As the mini-Beyblade from the Bullet tip clashes at the opponent, Devolos rushes to the bullet and launches it as a cannon fiercely to inflict knock-over damage.
  • Master Shoot: While Master Diabolos heads to the slope of the stadium the Generate Driver recharges its power to ram its opponent with a powerful strike.
  • Master Upper: Master Diabolos channels its energy to its blade and attacks from below to knock the opposing bey out of bounds.
  • Master Smash: While Master Diabolos is in left-spin, it speeds up on the upper rail of the stadium and then crashes down into its opponent, resulting in the opposing bey to burst.

Beybattles

 
Beyblade Burst Rise
Opponent Episode Result
Dante Koryu 07-08 Win (6-0)
Blindt DeVoy 09-10 Win (3-1)
Fumiya Kindo 12 Win (2-0)
Pheng Hope 12 Win (2-1)
Aiger Akabane 14 No Contest (0-0)
Arthur Peregrine 28 Lose (0-2)
Arthur Peregrine (with Dante Koryu) 15 Lose (0-4)
Arthur Peregrine 17 Lose (0-2)
Arthur Peregrine 20 Win (3-0)
Dante Koryu 21 Win (2-0)
Dante Koryu 21 Win
Arman Kusaba 22 Win
Arman Kusaba 22 Win (1-0)
Blindt DeVoy 23 Win (2-0)
Gwyn Reynolds and Arthur Peregrine (with Dante Koryu) 24 Lose (4-0)
Gwyn Reynolds and Arthur Peregrine (with Dante Koryu) 25 Win (2-0)

Anime Appearances

Beyblade Burst Rise

Relationships

Dante Koryu

Delta and Dante were both understudies of Valt’s at BC Sol. However, Delta is shown to resent the former, likely due to the fact that, despite having more experience at BC Sol, Valt seemed to favor Dante (who had only recently joined) over him. Delta would usually reject Dante’s attempts to be friendly with him, and his dislike for him is shown when he called him a nuisance, snatched his Bey away when Dante wanted to examine it, and refused to let him help during their 2 on 1 battle with Arthur Peregrine. Even so, Dante felt sorry for Delta after his Bey was destroyed by Arthur and Apocalypse, and, not wanting him to abandon his partner, handed him the broken parts of his Devolos before letting him go off on his own, knowing that Delta would eventually come back even stronger.

When Delta returned with his newly evolved Master Devolos after having been lifted out of his funk by Valt, he finally learned to accept Dante as a worthy Blader as well as acknowledging him. During the match between the Victories and HELL, Delta fully came around to viewing Dante as a friend, even going as far as to protect Dragon from being pushed out of the stadium by Gwyn's Genesis, as well as lending his Master Layer Base to Dante to use in the final battle.

Devolos

The spirit inside Devolos often demands that Delta battle opponents in order to consume the “Bey’s light”.

Valt Aoi

Arthur Peregrine

Delta has shown to have a detestation towards Arthur and was stubborn enough to tell Dante that he wants to face him alone; this might be due to the former's interference in the Title Match.

Aiger Akabane

Delta shows passion on beating Aiger Akabane to become the very best and become the champion. He takes Aiger very seriously and believes he can give it his all to beat him.

Quotes

  • "Out of all the Bladers he could've chosen to battle him, he picks Dante?" -questioning why Valt chose Dante to battle his new Sword Valtryek Bey.
  • "Why would I want to see that? You can't even land a proper launch. Don't waste my time."
  • "If this is his best, he's still got a long way to go."
  • "Consume him!"
  • "Diabolos will consume your light!"
  • "Not enough, we need more!"
  • "And you are nothing more than food for Devolos!" - to Blindt DeVoy in Beyblade Burst Rise - Episode 10.
  • "If you can't win here, your Hyper-Flux will never evolve." - while watching Dante's match with Blindt in Beyblade Burst Rise - Episode 11.

Gallery

For a full gallery of images of Delta, see Delta Zakuro/Gallery.

Trivia

  • His overall appearance is similar to that of Shu Kurenai.
  • His Japanese surname, "Akane" means "deep red". Likewise, his English surname means "pomegranate", which is also a shade of red.
  • He is the second Burst character after Phi to be named after a letter in the Greek alphabet (Δ).
  • Delta is the first left-handed character in Beyblade Burst Rise, the second being Fumiya Kindo.
  • Delta is one of seven Bladers in Burst to use a ripcord launcher instead of a string launcher; the others being Hoji and Koji Konda, Haruto Aota, Hae-jin Oh, Phi, and Dante Koryu. If one counts the Sword and Digital Sword Launchers as ripcord launchers, that would make Delta the eighth Blader to use a ripcord launcher; the sixth Blader being Xander Shakadera.
  • Delta is so far the only member of the Risen 3 to use Hyper-Flux.
    • He is also the only member to not have a numbered Forge Disc nor a Disc Frame.
    • He is also the only member to own a Beyblade without a Forge Disc.
  • He could be considered a foil to Dante: Dante is extroverted and makes friends easily while Delta is more reserved and doesn't seem to like to be around anyone, Dante is quite cheerful and high spirited and Delta is more negative and dispassionate in contrast, they both use ripcord launchers but Delta is left-handed and Dante is right-handed, and while Dante's Dragon encourages him to battle, Delta's Devolos demands battles (in order to consume the Bey's Light).
  • It took Delta 2001 tries to perfect his launch, as revealed in a flashback of episode 8 of Rise.
  • He has a habit of talking to his bey, much like Valt, Lui, Phi, Aiger and Dante.
  • Delta is the first character in Beyblade Burst Rise whose English initials are different from their Japanese initials, the second being Joe Lazure.
  • Delta's left eye is normally visible underneath his hair, but after Devolos' destruction, his eye disappears behind it, symbolizing how broken he became after losing his Bey. His eye reappears after Valt helps to restore his confidence.
  • Delta is the third Burst character to have a dual-spinning Beyblade; the first two being Count Nightfell and Shu Kurenai.
  • Delta is the second character to defeat Arthur Peregrine in a battle after he lost three times to the latter.
  • He's the only member of the Victories whose last name does not start with the letter K.
  • Delta is the third character to use Hyper-Flux but the second character to master it.

References 

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