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==Trivia ==
 
==Trivia ==
* Rui's feminine dressing and a companion named President X are references or nods to the original Berg Katse from the 1972 series.
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* Rui's feminine dressing and a companion named President X are references or nods to the original Berg Katse from the 1972 series. While Rui's manner of dressing leads many to view them as female (such as Sugane), Rui neither confirms this nor denies Hajime's comments on their gender, calling them a boy and using -kun honourifics for them. Their feminine outfits appear to be reserved mostly for leaving the house as LOAD GALAX.<ref>Kinako Design Works</ref>
 
* Rui uses a Microsoft Surface to monitor GALAX when they are outside.
 
* Rui uses a Microsoft Surface to monitor GALAX when they are outside.
 
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Revision as of 21:48, 3 June 2014

Rui Ninomiya
Rui.jpg
Kanji

爾乃美家 累

Rōmaji

Ninomiya Rui

English

Ninomiya Rui

Characteristics
Race

Human

Gender

Unconfirmed

Birthday

April 25

Age

18

Height

168 cm

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Light Blue

Blood Type

O

Personal Status
Status

Active

Voice Actor

Ayumu Murase

First Appearance
Anime Debut

Episode 2

Rui Ninomiya is one of Gatchaman Crowds main characters, they are a prodigy who created GALAX and X. They were used in an elaborate plan by Berg Katse to destroy Earth. They also go by the pseudonym LOAD among the GALAX community and when going out in public.

Appearance

Rui Ninomiya

Rui is a youth with short black hair, green eyes, and red glasses. As Rui they usually wear a light blue coat over a white shirt with black accents and black pants and shoes. When they served as LOAD they wear a dress when going out in public, most of these outfits involve a blonde wig (save for one disguise where they use a long black haired wig). The most common of which is a punk rock design with a black dress and high boots with a blonde wig worn in a ponytail.

Personality

Rui is an idealist who strives to make the current society better through GALAX to help others just for the sake of it. They see society as flawed and believe that it is their duty to improve it. Rui also sees the notion of superheroes like the Gatchaman as a threat to their vision of an 'Updated World' as people might rely on them to solve all major problems. Despite having gained power, they refuse to use their NOTE unless in dire circumstances like emergency situations. They view X as their only real friend until getting help from the G-Crew. When selecting members of the Hundred, Rui only looks for people who will not abuse their power for their own misguided judgment.

Later when Berg Katse steals X and his NOTE, Rui opens up to others especially after they see the side effects of CROWDS. They even do a public apology that they previously stated was just an excuse by politicians.

Plot

A youth living on the top floor in the high-class mansion-apartment building Glorious Tower Toyosu in Tokyo's Koto ward. They believes that the current Japan is extremely boring, and are doing many things in order to speed up and update the world's clocks. They also possess their own NOTE, colored purple with a different logo on the cover.

Their NOTE was pulled out of them by Berg Katse and in episode 8 Berg takes advantage of that fact. The NOTES logo has a diamond shape instead of a stylized bird logo like the Gatchaman. This is possibly because their power was given to them by Berg Katse and not J.J.

History 

Rui had educated themselves through the internet and had learned to write code from observing hackers from around the world. At some point they moved into the mansion-apartment Glorious Tower Toyosu in Tokyo's Koto ward where they set up shop as LOAD. At some point they were found by Berg Katse who extracted Rui's spiritual essence to create a NOTE which allowed Rui to use CROWDS. Rui however was reluctant to use it even during the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami which caused a lot of casualties.

Several years later, they were visited time and again by Katse to use their power. But Rui had only used it for emergency situations such as the falling rail car. They later dismiss a user who thought to make Japan a better place by killing the politicians. During the collapse of a tunnel where Rui uses Crowds, Rui encounters the Gatchaman Hajime Ichinose who introduces herself by removing her mask. Rui then arranges for Hajime to meet them with Utsu-tsu and Sugane also appearing. There, Rui tries to convince them to stop being heroes but Hajime decides to go through with it anyway. Rui finds her interesting as she leaves.

Rui encounters Berg Katse again and tries to have the Hundred defeat him, but Katse overpowers them all and Rui is hurt. Sugane appears and helps treat their wounds while Rui explains the purpose for the CROWDS. Rui then walks away depressed and encounters Katse again who takes Rui's appearance and NOTE. This allows him to control X and CROWDS. Rui upset at what happened and encounters a girl who's father is in the hospital after he used CROWDS. Rui assures her he'll be fine before walking off where he meets Hajime again. Hajime brings them to her apartment where he meets the rest of the G-Crew and asks for their help in dealing with Katse.

During the battle against the rampaging CROWDS, Rui gives out information to others. They are later given his NOTE back by O.D where they use the CROWDS app to get people to help out in certain situations. With the battle over, Rui is relieved that they regained X and saw the world update.

Abilities

Intelligence

Rui is a vastly intelligent young person who considers their intellect their trump card. They are trilingual, being able to speak English, Japanese, and Chinese. After educating themself using educational websites and learning how to write code from hackers around the world, they developed the social networking services GALAX and X.

NOTE

Rui was given a purple NOTE by Katze with a diamond emblem, his logo (later given a Gatchaman emblem) that can control the avatars of human souls called CROWDS via an app on the GALAX social network, given by Rui to hand picked individuals called The Hundred.

Rui's NOTE

Trivia 

  • Rui's feminine dressing and a companion named President X are references or nods to the original Berg Katse from the 1972 series. While Rui's manner of dressing leads many to view them as female (such as Sugane), Rui neither confirms this nor denies Hajime's comments on their gender, calling them a boy and using -kun honourifics for them. Their feminine outfits appear to be reserved mostly for leaving the house as LOAD GALAX.[1]
  • Rui uses a Microsoft Surface to monitor GALAX when they are outside.
  • Kinako Design Works
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