Dōji Suzumura is the former title bearer of Zero the Silver Fanged Knight in Chapter of The Black Wolf. He is the adoptive father to Rei Suzumura and Shizuka. Dōji had no male heirs to succeed his title; adopted and trained Rei to become the next Zero.
Personality & CharacterEdit
Little is known about Dōji, because he was shortly featured and little of his background story was told. What is known is that he was deeply loved by his adopted kids, suggesting he was a loving father-figure to them. Because he never had his own family, there was no heir to inherit his title and so he trained Rei to succeeed him. However, despite nearing his death, he was still concerned over Rei's ability to be a Makai Knight as he was considered too kind and lacked a certain conviction that's expected for a knight to survive.
Skills & AbilitiesEdit
As a former Makai Knight, Douji is well-trained in martial arts and hunting down Horrors. However, due to limited knowledge, the full aspects of his capabilities is unknown.
Tools & EquipmentEdit
- Ginroken (銀狼剣 Ginrōken, Silver Wolf Swords)
- Zero Armor
Little is known about Douji, only that he comes from a long line of Makai warriors; he was the last son of his bloodline. For unexplained reasons, Douji never found a lover and never started a family to inherit the Zero title. However, he managed to find and adopt two children, Rei and Shizuka, and raised them as their own.
Secretly trained and never publically informed to the Makai Order, Douji wanted Rei to inherit the Zero title, but was concerned over his abilities as a warrior as his heart was too kind for the life of a Makai Knight. As for Shizuka, although exposed to the Makai world, she was never formally trained and merely acted as a caretaker of Douji's estate and himself when he became ill bed-ridden.
Kiba's Attack & DeathEdit
Although near the end of his life, Douji wouldn't die peace; he was murdered. Barago needed a special elixer to cosmetically alter his slashed face and Douji apparently had the elixer in his home. Unable to defend himself, both Douji and Shizuka was killed by Kiba in Douji's bedroom.
Enraged by the unprovoked attack, Rei finally attained blood lust of vengeance, the necessary cold motivation for him to graduate as a strong Makai Knight. After burying both Douji and Shizuka, Rei swore vengeance for his family's death. Unfortunately, he mistaken his family's killer as Garo, but he later learned it was really Kiba and helped Garo attain his revenge.