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For some strange reason, Luffy was able to understand what Ryu was saying and relayed his last message to Apis.
Ryu is an old gray dragon with green feathers on his back and wings.
He was friendly to others around him, as displayed when Apis tried to look out for him. He was also caring as he showed concern as Eric threw Apis off him and injured her.
Abilities and PowersEdit
As a dragon Ryu could fly free anywhere he desired, however due to his age, he was no longer able to fly.
At one point, Eric had Apis hostage, but after Apis bit Eric in attempt to escape, Eric threw her off, injuring her. This made Ryu finally get up, and roared to the sky, and flew towards Nelson. However Ryu was met by heavy fire, and collapsed onto the ocean surface.
Ryu passed away not long afterwards, but gave Luffy a final message for Apis. At the time of his death, he told Luffy that he had fulfilled his "wish".
His body ended up on the Lost Island when it rose out of the ocean, and Apis tearfully mourned the loss of her dragon friend. However, Luffy told Apis that Ryu had been lost and lonely until he met her, and this last year of his life was the happiest one he had enjoyed after he met her.
Though Ryu was gone, Apis discovered a dragon egg nearby, which hatched into a newborn dragon. The newborn appeared to be Ryu, reincarnated, sharing the same eyes as him. Apis sobbed heavily with relief when she saw the memory of her beloved dragon lived on.