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This article is about the Eight Bullets' member of the Shie Hassaikai. For the Meta Liberation Army Grand Commander known as "Re-Destro", see Rikiya Yotsubashi.

Rikiya Katsukame ( (かつ) (かめ) (りき) () Katsukame Rikiya?)[1] is one of the Eight Bullets who works under Overhaul for Shie Hassaikai.[2]

Appearance

Rikiya is a huge, tall, and very muscular man.

He wears a black tank-top with jeans and sneakers, as well as a plague mask that covers his head. He also wears massive gauntlets and knuckledusters on his fists too.

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Personality

Rikiya seems to require energy to move effectively, as when he charged through the gate at the beginning of the raid, he complained about how it was too early for stuff to happen. After he was temporarily captured and absorbed the energy of people around him, he declared he 'felt like a new man'.

In general, it seems Rikiya enjoys absorbing energy from others, which may simply be a byproduct of his Quirk or indicate that Rikiya is normally rather lazy. He also demonstrates a slightly perverted side during his battle against Nejire Hado where he suggestively moved his hands at the idea of touching her after his Trigger worn out.

History

Little is known about his past but at some point, Overhaul recruited him into the Shie Hassaikai.

Synopsis

Shie Hassaikai Arc

When the Raid Team, consisting of Pro Heroes and Police Force, was about to enter the Yakuza stronghold. Rikiya broke through the front gate and began to attack them.

Rikiya fought Ryukyu, along with her interns, Nejire Chan, Uravity, and Froppy. He was defeated and restrained.

Rikiya Katsukame is sent to prison

Rikiya is arrested.

He escaped, using a Trigger on his Quirk, and absorbed the vitality from the police and heroes to become stronger and break the bindings and continue fighting. Himiko Toga in the form of Deku tricks the heroes into sending Rikiya crashing down to the underground tunnel where his boss is fighting. He fuses together with Overhaul, becoming a monstrous amalgam of flesh to fight Deku. After an intense battle, Eri uses her Quirk to defuse him from Overhaul and he is arrested along with the rest of the Hassaikai.[3]

Abilities

Ryukyu Squad vs. Rikiya Katsukame

Having been enhanced with the Trigger drug, Rikiya can much more effectively hold his own against a top Pro Hero such as Ryukyu.

Overall Abilities: Being an Eight Bullets member of the Shie Hassaikai, Rikiya is a very formidable individual. While he commonly overwhelms his opponents with his enormous size and brute strength, Rikiya also uses his Quirk, Vitality Stealing, to absorb the stamina of his adversaries, simultaneously strengthening himself and weakening his opponents. Rikiya's overall capabilities make him a rather dangerous combatant who can singlehandedly contend with foes that outnumber him.

During the Shie Hassaikai Raid, Rikiya was the first line of defense to take on the raiding team of police officers and Pro Heroes. After incapacitating 2 police officers, he faced off against Ryukyu, at the time No. 9 Pro Hero, Nejire Hado of U.A.'s Big 3, Tsuyu Asui, and Ochaco Uraraka, who managed to eventually subdue the Eight Bullets member. While detained however, Rikiya's Quirk automatically activated, revealing that, prior to his battle against the Ryukyu Squad, Rikiya had taken a dose of the Quirk-enhancing drug, Trigger.

Under the effects of Trigger, Rikiya can absorb the vitality of nearby people through inhalation alone, without having to make physical contact with them. With this boost in power, Rikiya regained consciousness, reinvigorated, broke free from his restraints, and was able to fight against the Ryukyu Squad better than he did compared to the beginning of their bout for 20 minutes, especially since Nejire, Tsuyu, and Ochaco were stamina-drained due to Rikiya's Quirk. It was only when the effects of the Trigger drug wore off that Rikiya was defeated by the weakened Ryukyu Squad's final, combined assault.

  • Enhanced Strength: Even without activating his Quirk, Rikiya exhibits superhuman brawn, befitting his massive build. On two separate occasions, he effortlessly smashed through a wall and a locked metal gate, knocking 2 policemen into the air while doing so, and casually damaged the jamb while readying his next punch.
  • Enhanced Durability: Rikiya has shown to be fairly durable, as he was still conscious after being temporarily subdued by the Ryukyu Squad, much to the shock of Ryukyu herself, as she believed she had rendered Rikiya unconscious. After being resuscitated due to the Trigger drug, Rikiya was able to shrug off energy blasts from Nejire, although Nejire had some of her stamina absorbed by Rikiya at the moment, resulting in the heroine producing weaker blasts.

Quirk

Vitality Stealing

Rikiya uses his Quirk.

Vitality Stealing ( (かつ) (りょく) (きゅう) (しゅう) Katsuryoku Kyūshū?): Rikiya's Quirk allows him to siphon away other people's stamina by inhaling their strength away from them. He can use the stolen stamina to greatly increase his own size and strength. In order to use his Quirk, Rikiya needs to be touching the target.

When enhanced by Trigger, Rikiya does not have to be touching his target.[1]

Stats

Power
 
5/6 A
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
1/6 E
Intelligence
 
1/6 E
Incapacitating
 
4/6 B
Rikiya's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Equipment

Metal Gloves: Rikiya wears a pair of metal gloves on his hands to augment his punches.

Trigger: Rikiya uses this drug to enhance his Quirk so he can siphon people's stamina without needing to touch the victims.

Relationships

Kai Chisaki

They have not been seen interacting with each other, but it can be assumed that Rikiya is just as loyal to Overhaul as much as the rest of the Eight Bullets.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Absent
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Absent
109. Rescue Exercise Absent
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Absent
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Result's Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Debut
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Absent
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Absent
123. Unrivaled Absent
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Absent
125. Overhaul Absent
126. Open Up, World Absent
127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might Absent
128. Boy Meets... Absent
129. Eri Absent
130. Listen to the Truth Absent
131. Fighting Fate Absent
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
135. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
136. Close at Hand!! Absent
137. Restraint!! Absent
138. Go!! Appears
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Absent
140. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Absent
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Absent
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Absent
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Absent
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Appears
156. The Power of Those Saved Appears
157. Infinite 100 Percent Appears
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Absent
159. It's Over!! Appears
160. Expressway Absent
161. Bright Future Mentioned
162. Suitable One Absent

Trivia

  • Rikiya's name contains the kanji for "life" ( (かつ) katsu?), "bottle, jar, vial" ( (かめ) kame?), "strength, power, force" ( (りき) riki?) and "to be" ( () ya?). They collectively refer to his Quirk, that allows him to view other individuals as "bottles" of "life force" that he can absorb to "become stronger".
  • Rikiya seems to represent a corruption of the third tenet of the real eight precepts of Buddhism: abstain from sexual activity.
  • Rikiya's English voice actor, Chris Guerrero, also voices Kenji Tsuragamae.
  • He is currently the only masked member of the Shie Hassaikai whose face hasn't been shown or partially exposed in any way.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 156 (p. 1-2).
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 150 (p. 5).
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 159 and Episode 77.

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