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This article is about Gingka Hagane's father. For the minor character also named Ryo, see Ryo.

Ryo Hagane, known as Ryusei Hagane ((はがね) 流星(りゅうせい), Hagane Ryūsei) in Japan, is a character appearing in the Metal Series. As his alter-ego Phoenix (フェニックス, Fenikkusu), he fights with his Beyblade Burn Fireblaze 135MS. He is the father of the series' protagonist Gingka Hagane.


Ryo Hagane strongly resembles his son, Gingka. Much like Gingka, he wears a headband on his forehead; and also has red hair like his son. He wears a blue vest with a black top underneath.

As Phoenix, he is dressed in a red coat, reaching down to his knees. He also constantly wore a metal mask and wig that appear to symbolize a phoenix, to hide his identity. He wears a black/brown shirt and long pants for the time being and carries Burn Fireblaze on his belt. 

He is the very tall, the tallest character in the show in fact. He is tall even among the adults and he towers over Benkei.


Metal Fusion

When Ryo Hagane is in the disguise of Phoenix, he meets Gingka Hagane, his son, whose Beypointer he crushes to remind him what being a Beyblader is about. He saves Tsubasa from Ryuga and talks with him, becoming his ally.

After that, Gingka defeats Phoenix with his special move Storm Bringer. Once Gingka does this and remembers his true purpose as a blader, Phoenix returns Gingka's points from the Beypointer he destroyed.

Later in the anime, he finally reveals himself to Gingka, and even witnesses Gingka beating Ryuga and freeing Ryuga of L-Drago's dark possession.

Nearing the finale, Phoenix is shown to be Gingka's father when he saved Hyoma and Kenta from chandelier shards and one of the shards chipped off his mask.

Metal Masters

In Metal Masters, it is revealed that Ryo now works as the Director of WBBA in Japan with Hikaru Hasama as his assistant.

Phoenix makes a short appearance in Metal Masters when Team Wang Hu Zhong were battling members of GanGan Galaxy to be a member. Phoenix interrupts the battle with his Burn Fireblaze and easily wins expressing his desire to be the replacement member of GanGan Galaxy, but his wish was crushed when Hikaru reads out one of the rules stating that an adult who is related to WBBA can't become a replacement blader.

Metal Fury

In Metal Fury, Ryo is still the Director of the WBBA. He also has extensive knowledge of the Star Fragments, briefly explaining to everyone what they are and what their purpose is.

He is seen at the end of the series at a WBBA stadium, where everyone is about to watch the final Bey Battle of the series: Gingka vs Kyoya.

Shogun Steel

He is seen with Hikaru and Kenta at the end of Shogun Steel watching Zero's group and Bridge to the Future.


  • Burn Fireblaze 135MS: His current Beyblade. Phoenix (フェニックス, Fenikkusu) is the beast inside the bey.
  • Storm Pegasus 105RF: In the anime, when Gingka tells Kenta the story of his father, Ryo had Storm Pegasus instead of Pegasus 105F.
  • Wind Leone 125F: A generic Bey that Ryo used in the flashback in episode 14.
  • Storm Leone 125SF: A generic Bey that Ryo used before he got Burn Fireblaze 135MS.

Special Moves


Beyblade: Metal Fusion
Opponent Episode Result
Unknown Bladers Offscreen Win
Gingka Hagane MF014 Win (flashback)
Doji MF014 Win (flashback)
Ryuga MF014 Lose (flashback)
Gingka Hagane MF033 Win
Tsubasa Otori MF039 Win
Gingka Hagane MF039 Loss
Doji MF047 Win
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Opponent Episode Result
Team Wang Hu Zhong, Gingka Hagane, Masamune Kadoya, Kenta Yumiya MM040 Win


  • "Please, call me The Immortal Phoenix instead."
  • "Remember Gingka, the thing that decides a Bey Battle in the end is the Blader Spirit...THE BLADER SPIRIT!" (Ryo's "last" words to Gingka before huge boulders fall on him from the impact of L-Drago's power.)
  • It's the Blader's Spirit that is strong!