|Riku Dold III|
|Romanized Name:||Riku Dorudo Sansei|
Corrida Colosseum Gladiator (former)
|Alias:||"Ricky" (リッキー Rikkī?)|
Riku Dold III is the former king of Dressrosa before he was dethroned by Donquixote Doflamingo. He entered the Corrida Colosseum to compete for the Mera Mera no Mi under the alias of "Ricky". He is the father of the late Scarlett and Viola, and is the grandfather of Rebecca.
Dold is an elderly, yet well-built and extremely muscular man. In his disguise as Ricky, he wears a dark purple cape with a skull on the back, and a gold helmet which covers his entire face save for his eyes and features a prominent noseguard; it also features a flame-like design on it. A crack in this helmet received during his fights in the Block B battle royale revealed that he has a thick brown mustache and beard.
Dold later revealed his identity in the dungeon beneath the colosseum and is shown to have a chin beard, mustache and thick eyebrows. A spikey ring of hair goes around the back of his head and he has a single large tuft of hair near his crown. A stitched scar runs from right above his left eyebrow to the top of his head.
While he was king of Dressrosa, he had all his hair, which were still dark colored around the temples. His facial hair and eyebrows also shared the same color. Riku's attire was, at that point, usually covered by a royal mantle.
Dold is a very proud man. He refused to have his injuries tended to after his defeat in Block B.
Although the modern public reviles his name, the warriors sent as sponsors from kingdoms in the New World to fight in the colosseum all show great admiration and respect for Dold, due to his peaceful and prosperous reign as king of Dressrosa. To those who know him, he is seen as a noble and strong man. Due to his own perceived failure to protect his kingdom from Doflamingo, Dold came to see himself unworthy of being called king.
As Dold has been in hiding since his dethronement, he is not close to his grand-daughter, and she does not know who he is. However, it is clear that he loves her dearly, and deeply regrets the death of her mother and her difficult life under Doflamingo. As Ricky, he silently apologized to her after his defeat in Block B during the Corrida Colosseum tournament. However, because Rebecca does not seem to recognize or remember him, she looked confused when he refused to let her tend to his wounds.
Dold is Viola's father. It is currently unknown what Dold thinks of his daughter since no interaction has been shown between the two as of yet, though he was at least grateful to Lepanto for taking care of Viola for all these years. However, it can be assumed that Viola loves her father very much since she was willing to assist Doflamingo if he would spare her father's life.
Dold is Scarlett's father, though it is currently unknown how Dold feels about his eldest daughter, since they have not been shown interacting with other.
Tank Lepanto has been a loyal soldier of Riku Dold III. Prior Doflamingo's takeover of Dressrosa, Tank understood the difficult decision Dold had to make in order to protect the country. He was the first of the gladiators thrown in the pit with Dold to see through his disguise as Ricky. When he revealed himself, Lepanto cried in joy and bowed down before his old king, showing great respect. Later, when Dagama criticized his reign and actions, Lepanto immediately stepped forward to defend Dold.
The king of Prodence's reaction to Dold's revelation was joyous as he hugged and thanked him for his strength as a ruler while lamenting the loss of his peaceful influence in modern politics. In contrast to his normally surly and aggressive demeanor, Elizabello shows great admiration for and deference to his former fellow.
Abilities and Powers
Unlike the other gladiators trained at the Colosseum, Dold does not fight using a shield, instead fighting with an old and blunted sword with both hands. His swordsmanship was so great that several gladiators speculated him to be from Wano Country. He managed to incapacitate some contestants with one swing of his blunt sword, until Blue Gilly defeated him with a kick to the head.
During the battle royale, he as Ricky is seen vastly surpassing the other gladiators in the B Block in terms of speed, something similar to Rokushiki's Soru technique. He has also shown signs of high endurance and speedy recovery as he is able to get right back up after the fight and move on his own.
Ten years before present day, Riku Dold III ruled Dressrosa as its king. The country was peaceful even though it wasn't wealthy. One night, Doflamingo appeared in Riku Dold’s chambers. Riku recognized him as a descendant of the Donquixote Family and commented on his feats as a pirate, which included stealing money from the World Nobles and blackmailing the World Government to attain the position of Shichibukai. Doflamingo stated his demand, asking for a 10 billion Beli fee until the next night in exchange for leaving the country alone. Riku panicked at first, but then decided there was no other way if he wanted to avoid a war. He gathered his soldiers and asked them to collect all of the citizens' money, without informing the citizens of the situation.
Just as the money was being gathered, Doflamingo, from behind the scenes, used his Devil Fruit ability to control Riku and made him rampage in the city of Sevio. As panic and confusion spread throughout the kingdom, Doflamingo proceeded to take control of the soldiers as well, making them attack innocent civilians against their will.
Once Riku Dold lost his credibility and the trust from Dressrosa's citizens, Doflamingo was able to pass himself off as a hero. After Doflamingo overthrew the Riku Family, he held Dold captive. In exchange for sparing Dold's life, Viola joined the Donquixote Pirates.
During the chaotic showdown between Bellamy and the forces of the Prodence Kingdom, Ricky is faced with three opponents, two of which note his odd strength and unorthodox fighting methods. As they wonder whether or not he is a samurai from Wano Country, he disengages from his current opponents and dispatches them with blinding speed, leading many in the audience to question whom he might be. His identity is questioned particularly by an old man who claims to have a feeling of seeing a fighter long ago with such a fighting style.
He is then attacked by Blue Gilly, but manages to evade his kick. However, Blue Gilly later defeats him with a kick to the neck, which also shattered some of his armor. Lying in a pool of his own blood, Ricky laments to himself that he can not win against aging. He then hears the cheers coming out from the crowd, and angrily thinks to himself how he hates those cheers and also how he hates Donquixote Doflamingo.
As Elizabello II prepared to use the King Punch, Ricky silently thought about the man's title. When the king finally deployed his devastating punch, Ricky managed to get himself up from the ring's floor and attempted to deflect it, but ended up breaking his sword in the process.
Later, after the battle royale for Block C had commenced, Ricky is seen attempting to exit the Corrida Colosseum. When one of the medical staff pleads with him to stop so they can treat his injuries, the former gladiator angrily states how ironic it is that they are offering to help him after letting him fight to the death in front of a crowd. When the medical staff member attempts to remove Ricky's helmet so they can treat his head wound, which was still bleeding badly, the former gladiator slaps the man's hand aside and brushes past them, refusing to remove his protective gear, and orders them to show him to the exit. Before he could get any further, the pain from his wounds forces him to his knees right in front of Rebecca. The woman gladiator bends down and examines Ricky's wounds and insists that he really should get them checked out. Ignoring her kind words, Ricky orders the medical staff to step aside, stating that he can show himself out. As he walks towards the exit, he apologizes to Rebecca in his mind.
He was later thrown into an underground dungeon filled with broken toys, along with some of the other disqualified participants. Shortly after, Tank Lepanto stepped forward and asked if Ricky is the former king of Dressrosa, which he revealed to be true. All the other fighters in the pit were struck with awe while Tank shed tears of joy at this revelation. Elizabello II, also happy to see Dold, hugged him joyfully and remarked that he helped the Prodence Kingdom in the past. The former soldiers of Dressrosa and some of the broken toys stepped up and bowed before the former king.
After several fighters were abducted and turned into toys, Riku Dold and Chinjao had a casual conversation, completely forgetting about those who have been transformed. During the conversation, Dold thinks to himself about a strange feeling he once had ten years ago.
Dold was later taken to the palace where he received an audience with Doflamingo. After seeing Rebecca winning her group's battle royale, Dold told Doflamingo that falsifying the news of his resignation was more than enough reason for him to fight for Dressrosa and everything it stands for.
After Doflamingo interrogated Law about the Straw Hats' connection with the dwarves from Tontatta Kingdom and them targeting Sugar, he then question Dold, who remained silent.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 706, Ricky makes his debut.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 726.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 707, Ricky is fighting in the ring.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 728, Violet is revealed to be Dold's daughter.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 735.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 One Piece Manga — Vol. 72 Chapter 714, Ricky's face is partially seen behind his mask as he refuses help.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 727.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 709, Ricky expresses his hatred.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 708, Ricky and Blue Gilly fight.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 725, Ricky is thrown into a dungeon.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 728.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 734.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 740.