"I would rather have nothing else besides my Nakama!"
- Riku Di Cielo
Riku Di Cielo (ノーバ・ブレード,Riku Dee Chielo?) is a former Revolutionary and current Captian of the Demon Eye Pirates, he served as a Revolutionary from the age of 5, under constant training from the legendary Tadashi as his personal student as well as his adoptive child. Due to Sabo's closeness with his little "brother" he himself couldn't leave but wanted Riku to find him and take care of the "crybaby".
To protect the revolutionaries and his crew, became a Shichibukai. Yet he despises the position due to the hell the World Government and the Marines put both of his crews through. Due to Riku not agreeing to Akainu, he quit being a Shichibukai, though this did not come easy, Riku had to fight off numerous marines and fend off Sakaxuki himself. Luckily, his powers were of no effect, yet Riku sustained heavy injuries after escaping. He became a Yonko candidate if one were to die, but was made a Goshin.
Riku's bounty is rapidly increasing and getting much bigger due to numerous feats that no ordinary pirate would be capable of.
Later on, the World Government named Riku a Juushishi, though he was one of the weakest in the Juushishi. He shocked and stunned many if not all by gaining this status, showing he deserved a place in his former captains crew. In his crew, and in the New World.
"I'll protect my Nakama.. With my own power...Like hell I need someone who doesn't value his own comrades to support me."
- Riku Di Cielo
Riku wears a tight black vest tucked in, he also wear's a long black scarf and long black gloves. Riku wear's a normal brown belt, and then wear's black pants. He has extremely long hair and demonic red eyes.
After the timeskip, Riku is seen with shorter hair (darker) He now wears a v-necked black, short sleeve tight shirt with a large collar. His gloves have also become fingerless, black and much shorter. He wears black pants once more and brown boots to fit the picture. On every edge on his clothing, there is something gold.
Riku now appears as a middle-aged man with dark hair and a stubbly beard. He has a large scar running from the top of his forehead down the left side of his face until it reaches his left ear. He wears two earrings, one on each ear, with crosses at the end of them. His attire is that of a plated chest armor over his black top that sports fur in the neck line. He also wears a black bottom, gloves and shoulder armor.
Demon Eye Riku
As the former Helmsman/Swordsman of the crew, current captian, and a former Revolutionary General, Riku has been recognized by the World Government as the one of the most dangerous members of the Straw Hats formerly and now the Demon Eye Pirates. Due to relative inexperience and being a rookie pirate, he was not really in the World Government's sights, though they did know of him due to his relationship with Tadashi. However, as he has committed one outrageous action after another and as the strength of his crew has increased, the World Government's opinion of him has changed.
First bounty: 69,000,000 for "destroying" the Defeating Buzz Kama one of the top members of Baroque Works.
Second bounty: 260,000,000 Leaving Yaro Black Incapitated and Challenging the World Govt, as well as fighting off thousands of Marines.
Third bounty: 390,000,000 Dealing little damage to Pacifista and catching Kuma off guard and fighting in the Whitebeard of the Best, and showing off the Tentai-Me, as well as demonstrating Haoshoku Haki. Also showing back up on Marineford with Silvers Raleigh, Monkey D. Luffy, Tadashi, and Kure S. Akira. Then showing back up on the Sabody Archipeligo after 2 years with the rest of the crew.
Fourth Bounty: 540,000,000 destroying a island and infiltrating the Corrida Colosseum.
Fifth Bounty: 847,000,000 fighting off the marines and Akainu himself, and all three Admirals, and managing to escape on the brink of death after killing off a majority of the Vice Admirals. As well as Killing a Yonkou, Doflamingo, and Multiple Marines, as well as Toppling the World Government. along side Kure S. Akira and helping form the Goshin, and becoming one of the Juushishi.
Riku can't handle being drunk, even though it takes a while for him to get drunk. Because of this, Riku tests his drinking limits. He can go the longest in the crew without getting drunk, easily surpassing Zoro. However when he gets drunk, he cannot handle it. (His limit is 2 days drinking straight)
Riku's favorite drink is Sake, and his favorite food is Sea King Meat. He personally hates cheese, he states this stems from something but it is unknown.
Riku Sleepsings, Sleepwalks, and Sleeptalks.
Riku has seen every one of his past and current crew members do their own special, embarrassing talent, whatever it may be, this does include Kure S. Akira,s singing. However he keeps it a secret that he's seen them.
Riku was the only one to see Akira's face even before his bounty poster came out.
Riku trains every day.
Due to Riku's name, many assume he has the Will of D, which causes them to call him Cielo instead of Riku. This one thing makes him mad, which causes a recurring gag in the story. However a few of his old and new crewmates would call him Cielo and it won't bug him. (Unless its Akira).
Riku mocks Akira for his height as "a lizard can't be as big and tall as a young hot sun"
Even though Riku and Akira are the equal in terms of fighting capability, Akira is thought to be stronger. This has made for a running gag, much to Riku's dismay.