Rei Suzumura (aka ZERO) is the co-protagonist of the series as ZERO the Silver Fanged Knight. He's responsible for guarding the western district of Japan. Rei is portrayed by Ray Fujita.
Personality & CharacterEdit
Skills & AbilitiesEdit
ZERO wields a pair of short swords called the Silver Wolf Swords (銀狼剣,Ginrōken). In their Makai Swords form, these are shorter versions of Kouga's Makai Sword. When ZERO dons his armor, the swords become curved like scimitars. These can be locked together to form a huge crescent-shaped double-bladed boomerang called the Template:Nihongo. ZERO's Madou Horse Ginga is similar to GARO's Gouten, but ZERO's horse has a blade attached to his head.
Chapter of the Black WolfEdit
ZERO, once known as (Ginga Suzumura, 涼邑 銀牙), is the Silver Makai Knight of the West. He was an orphan and the former knight that wielded the Silver Fang armor took pity on him and raised Rei as his son and heir to inherit the armor and start his own lineage; therefore the tradition of guardianship survives. Though trained as a Makai Knight, Rei didn't have the tenacity or murderous intent to be a true warrior. One fateful night, however, Shizuka and Douji were killed by a warrior who suspiciously resembled GARO. So he renamed himself Rei and dons the Silver Fang armor as ZERO, both a pun on "Zero", with intention to get back at the Makai Knight that took his loved ones away ever since.
During ZERO's quest for revenge, he violated a host of protocols expected of a Makai Knight, from leaving his western territory post to a direct attack on Kouga. Because ZERO wasn't sure if Kouga was the same GARO that had taken his family, he remained constantly uncooperative and even started fights with him to vent out his anger. Later in the series, the Watchdogs of the East try to frame Kouga for his family's death; ZERO would later discover the true killer was Barago and ally himself with GARO. As the truths of matters unfold he became a caring friend for Kouga because their object of vengeance is Barago. Rei and Kouga later visited the Western Watchdog where they reported and were ordered to assassinate Barago and GULM. Because of ZERO's tall list of violations he wasn't allowed to participate in Kouga's mission, but Kouga argued on his behalf, needing his power. Rei's suspension was relinquished and he joined Kouga in dealing with Barago and GULM.
During Kouga's dark transformation it was ZERO who helped Kouga snap out of his darkness. GULM tried to stop the duo from reaching KIBA and Kaoru, but Rei decided to stay behind to deal with her, allowing Kouga to press forward. She assumed Shizuka's form and tried to trick him. He soon saw through her illusion because the real Shizuka addressed Rei as Ginga. After a very difficult fight ZERO almost died, but survived a mortal blow because Silva took the hit. After a losing fight against GULM, he took the opportunity of her overconfident victory and killed her. After KIBA's defeat, Rei presented Kouga with a reforged Zaruba as proof of their friendship and remained in the Eastern district to protect it while Kouga went northward.
Beast of White NightEdit
In GARO: Beast of the White Night, Rei was assigned to help guard the upcoming Kantai ceremony from Horrors' attack. He saved Hyuga and Akatsuki (Tsubasa's disciples) from Karakuri Horrors. After aiding Kouga and Tsubasa in their fight against Legules, he returns back to his district.
Notes & TriviaEdit
- Ginga Kishi・ZERO, "ZERO" literally means "Cutting Wolf" or Ze Ōkami
- The actor also portrayed Kitazaki, the Dragon Orphnoch from Kamen rider 555.