Ryu is a male saiyan originating from the home planet of all the saiyans of Universe 13, Planet Silade. He is one of the main protagonists of New Beginnings. Since departing the unknown planet where he was raised in order to pursue the galactic criminal Kurzin, Ryu has met many new allies and friends on the Planet Earth. Growing more and more powerful, he currently resides there with his family consisting of his wife, Shiki, and his son, Kanji.
"Even as the odds begin to pile against us, we fight on. Our pride doesn't allow it to be any other way, no rhyme or reason to it. We're saiyans, we don't back-down, but that's what makes us strong in the end." - Ryu
Ryu, while not the most intellectual, keeps a level-head no matter what the situation is. He is kind but also assertive when need-be. A natural-born leader, Ryu strives to better himself constantly for the sake of his friends and family. Well-versed in martial arts, Ryu has an innate taste for battle, although sometimes too eager to jump into a fight. Overall, he has grown to care very much for his home and everyone he knows, and he would do anything to protect them.
Little is known of Ryu's origins. His parents are a mystery currently, but what is known so far is that Ryu was sold off as a child to the fight pits on Planet Silade where he grew up fighting for a living. His younger brother, Resurken, would be raised in secret by their mother who wished to not lose both children. However, none of this would last long, as a few years later the destruction of the planet would occur at the hands of Froxaz, with Ryu and Resurken being two of the few saiyans to escape. Both of the children were sent off in space pods, and while Resurken's ship found its way to Earth, Ryu's found its way to another unknown planet. As a result of them being so young, the two never actually remembered each other. And even more tragically, the two would also never be aware that they were once indeed brothers.
Ryu would go on to find a way to survive on this planet, and eventually be taken in by a family of humble farmers. This unknown race inhabited the planet in small numbers, but were nonetheless aware of the destruction of Silade. Ryu would continue to grow and train here, and eventually down the road he would finally be told about the fate of his planet, and that its destruction was brought on by Kurzin's carelessness. Shortly after, Ryu would depart the unnamed planet in pursuit of Kurzin. This inevitably lead to Ryu stumbling upon Earth, where the events of the current story would later unfold.