|Current Beyblade(s)||Claw Shredder Kerbecs|
|Friends||Matthew, Lucy, Sho Tenma & Jin Ryu|
|Occupation(s)||Chairmen of DREAM|
|Behind the scenes|
|First anime appearance||New Generation|
Ryan Gladstone is a character in the animated series, BeyWheelz. He is the esteemed chairman of DREAM whose left hand was injured in an unfortunate accident, forcing him to give up wheeling. He has dedicated his life to fostering the growth of BeyWheelers. Before his accident, he used a Claw Shredder Kerbecs, which is now embedded into a trophy on his desk.
Ryan is small for his age with a slim build and multicolored eyes. He has dim blue hair that drapes over in bangs but also has spiked sideburns. He unfortunatley lost his left replaced with prosthetics and covered by a black glove. He wears gold themed jacket with red designs and black diamond pins on its gray collar. He also wears blue pants that tuck into his white boots.
When meeting with the Dominators he wears a dark robe with a large hood that covers his face.
Ryan is a caring and respectable person who loves the sport of BeyWheelz. He cared enough to become the chairmen of DREAM in order to watchover the growth of BeyWheelers everyway. He also enjoys watching people battle and is eager to see the world championships every year.
After Judgment Bey, he is revealed to be power hungry and insane, wanting to recruit Team Estrella as the new Dominators to take over the other world of Bey.
Ryan was once a professional Beywheeler, but grew too powerful for normal people to challenge. Seeking to expand his knowledge of Beys, he discovers in ancient texts that there is another world with a type of Bey different from BeyWheels. He resolves to find a way into this world to learn about their Beys.
He eventually finds the gateway into the other world, deep in a jungle. But because Ryan did not fulfill certain conditions, which he would only discover later, the gate would not open for him. The gateway hits him with an electric shock instead, damaging his left hand and causing his eye to turn a redish color. He covered his damaged hand with a black glove, but the injuries left him unable to pick up a launcher, thus taking away his ability to wheel.
It is at this point that Ryan retires from wheeling. He instead founds DREAM and the Dominators in order to fulfill the conditions needed to open the dimensional gate.
Ryan ran the Annual BeyWheelz world championship to see who was the number one wheeler and enjoyed the final match between Sho Tenma and Jin Ryu. He was very interested in commenting on each of there skills and after Sho won the match he was impressed by Team Estrella's taking of the final three. After the finals ended, Ryan commenting on how he enjoyed the tournament and was eager to prepare the next Championships.
Later after the world championships, a mysterious gang known as the Dominators attacked Destection City. With nobody even knowing who they are, they caused chaos throughout the city, but Leon later defeated one of their members, Gigante.
With the Dominators causing trouble, Ryan and his assistants, Matthew and Lucy, couldn't get any information on them. This makes them question why strong bladers would appear at this point rather than appearing in official tournaments beforehand. A mysterious hologram later appears, showing Leaders Leader A and Leader B, making fun of Ryan's accident and challenging Sho and Jin to a battle. Sho and Jin head to the battle, but Ryan warns them that it may be a trap, however, they both ignore him. After Sho and Jin loses the battle, he agrres to hold the Judgement Bey event and trusts Team Estrella to recruit strong Wheelers in order to save the future of BeyWheelz.
Judgement Bey Begins!
Judgement Bey has finally started, with the new recruits of Team Estrella arriving in Desection City. Ryan meets Team Estrella alongside his helpers, Matthew and Lucy, before the first match of the week long event. He discovers that Covey shall battle first, and trusts Covey to win the first round, in which he does.
Ryan watches all the battles from his personal box throughout the entire event. He gets more exicited with each match, wanting to see who the ultimate victors will be.
After Jin defeats Glen in a intense match, Ryan trusts Sho, leader of Estrella to win Judgement Bey. He, Leader A and Leader B then appear before the and talks to The Dominators, reminding them of the consequences of failure.
Sho manages to defeat Odin in the final match, but Leader A and B suddenly confront Team Estrella, and so does Ryan. They reveal that Lucy and Matthew are working for the Dominators as Leaders A and B, and Ryan states the true purpose of Judgement Bey - to recruit Team Estrella as the new Dominators.
Ryan confronts Sho and Co and answers many questions, he later reveals the shocking truth, he created The Dominators and Dream at the same time. This shocks Sho and the others, but he also tells the real truth why he has done that.
Ryan tells Team Estrella and everyone in the stadium of his past. That he had discovered another world with a different type of Bey (possibly Beyblade), but that he did not meet the conditions to open the gateway. The attempt injured him and ended his carreer as a Wheeler. He then sought out powerful Wheelers that could open the gateway for him, the Dominators, and set Matthew and Lucy to training them in highly regulated conditions. But he wished to see if Wheelers trained to perfection in a lab were better than Wheelers who trained on their own. Thus he set out to create Judgement Bey.
As Team Estrella defeated the Dominators, they were the superior Wheelers Ryan needed. He then extends the offer to join him on his journey to the new worrld. Sho was about to agree when Ryan revealed he also wished to conquer the new world as well, using Team Estrella as his enforcers.
Torn between wanting to go to this new world of Beys while not wishing to oppress others, Team Estrella asks to be given time to make their decision. Ryan agrees, but warns them that they only have until noon the next day. he also warns that if they do not agree, he will use the old Dominators in their place.
The Final Battle Of BeyWheelz!
Team Estrella arrives in the HQbuilding of DREAM the next day. Once they are surrounded by several members of the Dominators, Ryan greets them via holographic projection. Displeased by their refusal to join him, he orders the Dominators to attack.
Claw Shredder Kerbecs - Ryan's only known BeyWheel, based off the Kerbecs series used by Damian Hart of the Metal Saga. As he no longer competes, Ryan's Beywheel is embedded in a trophy that rests on his office desk.
- 01. New Generation
- 02. The Dominators Attack
- 03. The Fateful Tag-Team Battle!
- 06. Judgement Bey Begins
- He appears to be the BeyWheelz counterpart of Damian Hart, as they both use a Kerbecs Bey.
- Similarly, Ryan could be the BeyWheelz counterpart of Hikaru Hasama; both suffered an accident which forced them to give up the sport and take up a role in their official sanctioning body.
- Above his chair in episode one is a picture Hades Kerbecs facebolt.
- It was originally thought that he had Heterochromia iridium because of his multi-colored eyes. It is later revealed that his left eye turned red due to damage he sustained in his accident.