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 GT 3 (Global Top 3), and currently fights with his Beyblade, Venom/Erase Diabolos Vanguard Bullet.
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.
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 Grand 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 Diabolos, Delta develops a desire for battling stronger opponents as well and an arrogant side, often saying that the sky only needs one star (being him), thinking that he is the only one who can defeat Aiger and even thinking that he is the only one who deserves to shine.
While generally calm and quiet, he was rather annoyed when Dante picked up Diabolos 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.
- Salamander S4 0 Unite: Delta's primary Bey in Beyblade Burst Rise before obtaining Venom Diabolos.
- Venom Diabolos Vanguard Bullet: Delta's primary Beyblade in Beyblade Burst Rise with the right-spinning Venom Layer Base.
- Erase Diabolos Vanguard Bullet: Delta's primary Beyblade in Beyblade Burst Rise with the left-spinning Erase Layer Base.
- Dual Phantom: Diabolos releases the mini-Beyblade from its Bullet driver.
- Bullet Attack: The mini-bey from the Bullet driver attacks the opponent weakening them for Diabolos to finish them off.
- Bullet Cannon: Diabolos hits the mini bey to give a big boost of speed and power for it to deliver massive damage.
- Shining Shoot: Diabolos falls on the flat part of the Bullet driver and uses the stadium slope to gain speed for a powerful attack.
- Shining Cross: When Diabolos' mini-Beyblade circles around the opponent, Diabolos takes the center. The mini bey knocks the opponent into Diabolos to create a powerful chain attack while closing in, then finishes the opponent off with a powerful pincer attack.
- Bullet Impact: As the mini Beyblade from the Bullet tip clashes at the opponent, Diabolos rushes to the bullet and launches it as a cannon fiercely to inflict knock-over damage.
|Beyblade Burst Rise|
|Dante Koryu||14-16||Win (6-0)|
|Blind DeVoy||18-19||Win (3-1)|
|Fumiya Kindo||23||Win (2-0)|
|Pheng Hope||24||Win (2-1)|
|Aiger Akabane||28||No Contest (0-0)|
|Arthur Peregrine||28||Lose (0-2)|
|Arthur Peregrine (with Dante Koryu)||30||Lose (0-4)|
- Episode 01 - Time to Get Serious! Ace Dragon!
- Episode 02 - Keep on Going! Bushin Ashura! (flashback)
- Episode 06 - Explosive Speed! Grand Beat!
- Episode 11 - Serious Vs. Tricks!
- Episode 14 - Serious Burst! Gold Turbo!
- Episode 15 - Drum vs. Delta!
- Episode 16 - Bey of The Devil! Diabolos!
- Episode 17 - Fly, Heaven Pegasus!
- Episode 18 - The Most Sinister Art! Dread Bahamut!
- Episode 19 - Flash! Shining Cross!
- Episode 21 - Battle in The Sky! (flashback)
- Episode 22 - The Emerging Six! Battle Journey!
- Episode 23 - Spin! Battle! Win!
- Episode 24 - Clash in The GT 3!
- Episode 25 - A Challenge to Aiga!
- Episode 26 - It's Serious! Drum vs. Aiga!
- Episode 27 - Shine! My Gold Turbo!
- Episode 28 - Super Z! Aiga vs. Delta!
- Episode 29 - Assualt! King of Hell - Arthur!
- Episode 30 - The Bey of Demise! Apocalypse!
- Episode 34 - Diabolos’ Counterattack!
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 3 on 1 battle with Arthur Peregrine.
The spirit inside Diabolos often demands that Delta battle opponents in order to consume the “Bey”s light”.
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.
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.
- "The sky only needs one star."
- "Consume him!"
- "Diabolos will consume your light!"
- 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 second left-handed character in Beyblade Burst Rise, the first 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 the fifth character to have a dual-spinning Beyblade, though Delta has a Layer Base for each spin direction.
- Delta is so far the only member of the GT 3 to use Hyper-Flux.
- He is also the only member of the GT 3 to not have a numbered Forge Disc nor a Disc Frame.
- 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 Diabolos 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 16 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.