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Suoh Genji, also known as Suoh Goshuin (御朱印スオウ, Goshuin Suoh) in Japan is a character appearing in the anime/manga series, Beyblade Burst Turbo. He was a former member of the Beigoma Academy BeyClub, along with Fubuki Sumiye and a respected member as well. He fights with his Beyblade, Salamander S4 12 Operate.

Appearance

Suoh has pale skin and white hair that covers his right eye. His appearance and attire are similar to Shu Kurenai. He wears a black and red coat with yellow fur trim and a white suit beneath it. He also wears a lime green and purple tie. He almost always keeps his eyes closed. He also wears a black and yellow gauntlet on his right arm.

When his bangs move to the left, it reveals the right side of his face: his right iris is yellow, and he has a dark magenta shade zigzag mark on his right cheek.At that time he looks similar to Wakiya Murasaki.

As shown in the English dub, when his bad side takes over, his voice becomes deeper and throatier.

Personality

Suoh initially appears to be calm and collected and is very good at observation. He is also generally soft-spoken and polite when speaking to others. However, behind his calm demeanor lies his true nature, which he is quite rude and arrogant in battle. After acquiring Salamander S4, Suoh's personality changes drastically, going from a calm and collected demeanor to a ruthless and angry one.

Biography

Background

Suoh was mostly a background character in the start, but later it was revealed that he actually battled Lui when he was a child.

Beyblade Burst Turbo

He wanted to defeat Lui and he got a chance when the Luinor Cup was announced. Suoh did the launch test and got into the tournament.

After losing to Fubuki when he first received Forneus F4, Suoh decided to create his own Bey, Salamander S4 and was later controlled by it. He then took his new Bey out for a test run and easily beat both Ranjiro and Aiger.

Later he goes up against his friend and member of the Beigoma Academy Beyclub, Fubuki Sumiye. In this battle, Suoh wins the battle and goes up to face Aiger Akabane. In this battle, Aiger defeats Suoh, though it remains unknown whether he is still under the control of Salamander S4 anymore as he has been defeated (It's possible that he isn't).

Beyblades

Special Moves

  • Swirling Inferno: Using its ten blades and centrifugal force created by the Operate Performance Tip in Defense Mode, Salamander creates a fiery twister updraft that increases its Attack and Defense.
  • Rain of Swordfire: Salamander flips up into the air after being attacked then falls down to counter the opponent, using gravity to release all of its power in one big attack.
  • Crimson Lotus Blaze: While in Defense Mode, Salamander increases its spin speed to create an even more powerful flaming tornado updraft that massively boosts its Attack and Defense.

Battles

Beyblade Burst Turbo
Opponent Episode Result
Ranjiro Kiyama 08 Win (2-0)
Aiger Akabane 08 Win (2-1)
Toko Aoi 09 Win (2-0)
Unknown Blader 10 Win (2-0)
Fubuki Sumiye 11 Win (2-1)
Aiger Akabane 13 Lose (1-3)
Aiger Akabane & Laban Vanot (Battle Royale) 16 Lose (0-0-2)
Hae-jin Oh 18 Draw
Aiger Akabane, Fubuki Sumiye, Ranjiro Kiyama, Hae-jin Oh, Phi, Laban Vanot, Xhan Bogard & Kyle Hakim (Battle Royale) 20 Lose (0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-16)
Xhan Bogard & Kyle Hakim (With Ranjiro Kiyama) 21 Lose (0-4)
Aiger Akabane & Hae-jin Oh (Battle Royale) 22 Win (3-0-0)
Fubuki Sumiye 23 Lose (0-2)
Aiger Akabane 30 Lose (0-2)

Relationships

Fubuki Sumiye

Suoh is always seen with Fubuki and is always with him during training which suggests that they are good friends. This is further evidenced when it is revealed that they have known each other since they were kids. Suoh also complements Fubuki during his practice. They are also both members of the Beigoma Academy BeyClub as well. However, after acquiring Salamander S4 and his evil side, Suoh starts to develop a negative attitude towards Fubuki. After their battle in which Fubuki loses, Suoh states that he did not gain anything from their battle. Even after Fubuki persistently tries to get Suoh back, Suoh rudely declines. However, Fubuki still considered Suoh a friend and stated that he would always support him.

Lui Shirosagi

Suoh is revealed to know Lui from when he was young. After being defeated by Lui, he came to admire him and strive to defeat him. In the present day, the two appear to be on good terms with each other, and Lui even allows Suoh to watch and help him train for his upcoming Battle Royale with Aiger, Fubuki, and Ranjiro.

Gallery

For a full gallery of images of Suoh, Suoh Genji/Gallery.

Trivia

  • Suoh's first name is Japanese for dragon, a reference to Salamander S4's beast.
  • Like many characters in the Burst series, Suoh's surname contains a color kanji. His surname has "朱" kanji, which means "vermillion". When his surname is translated fully, it means "honourable vermilion mark" in Japanese.
  • Suoh becoming possessed by Salamander S4 is very much like how when Shu became possessed by his Bey, Spryzen Requiem in Beyblade Burst Evolution.
    • Additionally, when his bangs are flipped to the left, Suoh's hairstyle resembles that of Wakiya's.
  • Suoh gets a red mark on the side of his face and reveals his evil eye when he changes his Bey’s mode, which may imply that he has a split personality and each is signified by each mode.
  • Suoh is the first Burst character to own three different Beys: Roktavor R2 Knuckle Unite, Khalzar K3 2Glaive Orbit, and Salamander S4 (which is a left-spinning bey, unlike the other beys he had).
  • Suoh has a blue Level Chip on Salamander.
  • Suoh used a family heirloom known as the Dragon Fang to create Salamander S4, with help from his family blacksmith, Saruzo.
  • His Bey is named Salamander S4, which is ironic because his Bey's avatar more closely resembles a dragon.
  • He is also very good at ikebana (flower arranging).
  • He is the first Burst character that its special moves is written in kanji, not English.
  • He is the third Blader who uses a Salamander-based beyblade, the other two are Shinobu Hiryuin and Johnny McGregor.
  • Suoh is the first character introduced in Turbo who is left-handed.
  • Out of all the Turbo characters featured in the Japan popularity poll, Suoh was ranked the highest at 6th place, while the top 5 places were all Burst/Evolution characters.
  • His birthday is September 9.

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