Thunder Ryu
Thunder Ryu PR Illustration
Age 51 years old (deceased)
Nationality Japanese
Affiliations Yakuza
Thunder Ryu Bldg. (owner)
Weapon D.O.S.
First appearance No More Heroes
Voice actor Paul Nakauchi [ENG]

Rikiya Koyama [JAP]

Thunder Ryu (サンダー龍) is a fictional character in the 2007 video game No More Heroes. He is a 51-year-old former Japanese professional wrestler turned Yakuza; his real name is unknown. Now retired from the wrestling ring and running a gym, he acts as Travis Touchdown's instructor, teaching him in both sword fighting techniques and professional wrestling moves. After he is killed by Speed Buster, he gives Travis his beam katana which Dr. Naomi uses to design the Tsubaki Mk-III. Although Travis avenges Thunder Ryu's death, his soul can still be found at his gym to give Travis training and help him find his way through the Forest of Bewilderment, en route to Dark Star's castle.

Thunder Ryu is voiced by Paul Nakauchi in the English version and Rikiya Koyama in the Japanese version.

In the Trading Card GameEdit

There are several Thunder Ryu trading cards in the Design Materials set. These include "Thunder Ryu" Design, "Thunder Ryu" Expressions, "Thunder Ryu's Weapon" and Thunder Ryu.

No More Heroes series
Games No More Heroes · No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle · No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise
Characters Bishop Shidux · Cat Jeane · Diane · Dr. Naomi · Ermen Palmer · Henry Cooldown · Jeane · Keita Sakai · Mask de Uh · Naoko Mori · Randall Lovikov · Sylvia Christel · Talbot and Weller · Thunder Ryu
Assassins Travis Touchdown · Helter-Skelter · Death Metal · Dr. Peace · Shinobu · Destroyman · Holly Summers · Letz Shake · Harvey Moiseiwitsch Volodarskii · Speed Buster · Bad Girl · Dark Star
Locations Area 51 · ATM · Atomic Drop Ward · Bar plastic model · Beef Head · Body Slam Beach · Destroy Stadium · Iron Claw Point · Job Center · K-Entertainment · Motel "NO MORE HEROES" · Naomi's Lab · Rolling Cradle Highway Bus Stop · Rounding Body Press Station · Santa Destroy High School · Santa Destroy Junction · Suplex Pizza · Thunder Ryu Bldg.
Settlements Santa Destroy, California · Speed City
Weapons Beam Katana · Blood Berry · Buster Launcher · Cross Sword · D.O.S. · Earthquake Maker · Horse Saber · Magic Double Saber · Orange II · SFX Converter · Three Girl Rhumba's Sword · Tsubaki · Tsubaki Mk-II · Tsubaki Mk-III
Vehicles Schpeltiger
Soundtracks No More Heroes Original Sound Tracks · No More Heroes Sound Tracks: Dark Side