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Raikou
Raikou 2
Original Armor
Voiced By:
Alias:
  • Raiko
Occupation:
Family:
Equipment
  • Zaruba
  • Garoken (牙狼剣 Garōken, Fanged Wolf Sword)

Raiko is a Makai Knight, inheriting title and armor of Garo the Golden Knight and protagonist in GARO: The Crimson Moon. His actual name is Minamoto no Yorimitsu (源 頼光).

Personality & CharacterEdit

Raikou is shown to be somewhat impulsive and naive, though deeply devoted to his duty as a Makai Knight to slay Horrors and protect people.

Skills & AbilitiesEdit

Tools & WeaponsEdit

  • Garoken (牙狼剣 Garōken, Fanged Wolf Sword): A sword wielded by all Golden Knights. In normal conditions when Raikou possesses the sword, the Sword of Garo appears to be a plain light short katana.
  • Garo Armor: Donning the armor of Garo the Golden Knight, Raiko possesses all the strength and weaknesses of his predecessors, excluding the armor's 99.9-second time limit, as he already assumed the Lost Soul Beast Form at an early age and overcame the form in the past.

HistoryEdit

Prior to events of the series, Yorimitsu was exiled from his home at a young age in a bid to have the Garo armor pass to his half-brother Yorinobu, therefore putting the Golden Knight in the hands of the corrupt aristocrats. But the title of Garo ended up with Yorimitsu and he wandered the wilderness before he was found by the Makai Priestess Seimei in his armor's Lost Soul Beast form while covered in Horrors. Though Seimei manages to free Raikou while placing a seal on Zaruba to prevent the Makai Knight from using his armor without her permission, Raikou lost all memory of his life before being found by the Makai Priestess but gradually remembers his old life.

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TriviaEdit

  • Raikou is based on real-life historical figure Minamoto no Yorimitsu, also known as Minamoto no Raikō. Raikou served a regent of the Fujiwara clan and is well known for taking violent measures that the Fujiwara were themselves unable to take, usually accompanied by his four legendary retainers: Watanabe no Tsuna, Sakata no Kintoki, Urabe no Suetake, and Usui Sadamitsu. Yorimitsu is also featured in many Japanese folk tales like the legend of Shuten Douji and the tale of the Tsuchigumo.