|Epithet:||"The Taboo Descendant"|
Under Mount, Inc.
|Manga Debut:||Chapter 7|
Kure Raian (呉 雷庵, Kure Raian; "Raian Kure"), also known as "The Taboo Descendant", is the affiliated fighter for Under Mount, Inc. in the Kengan Annihilation Tournament and one of the three assassins in the tournament.
Raian is an intimidating man, with a muscular well-defined physique. He has short spiked light grey hair with a small widow's peak and notch on the right side of his hairline, the sclera of his eyes are a dark almost-black colour with whitened pupils (a common trait of the Kure Clan) and a sadistic grin that is almost perpetually painted across his face.
Kure Raian appears to be a somewhat unstable individual. Unlike other participating members in the Kengan Annihilation Tournament, he tends to be more aggressive and offensive towards others. He wished to kill all the participants of the tournament to show that he is the "strongest". Raian is also one to pick fights against others and often provokes them to get a rise, such as when he flipped off Mokichi. He is also shown to be somewhat sadistic, enjoying himself as he fought and toyed with Mokichi Robinson.
On the S.S. Kengan, Raian found the situation audibly humorous when Karla returned and revealed she had a crush on someone. With Erioh incensed by her falling for Ohma, Raian was left laughing his head off, before telling his grandfather to calm down as he was releasing his "restraints". Later, Erioh confirmed with the group that Raian would be representing Under Mount, Inc. in the upcoming tournament, causing Raian to excitedly exclaim that he would kill everyone.
On the first day of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament, just before it was time for him to go out for his match, Raian physically harassed Rihito in the toilets. Covered in blood, Raian came out to face Mokichi Robinson in the first round. Despite being evenly matched in the beginning of their fight, Raian soon used the secret Kure Clan technique "Removal" and quickly began to inflict a no-holds barred beatdown upon Mokichi, ending it by ruthlessly breaking the man's neck and smashing him into the ground.
After his fight, he encountered Mikazuchi Rei and the two had a very brief altercation until Erioh arrived and managed to persuade Raian to rein in his savagery.
The following contains HEAVY SPOILERS! Read on at your own caution!
In the second round of the tournament, Raian fought against Tokita Ohma.
End of spoilers!
Power & AbilitiesEdit
Raian is a powerful combatant and martial artist who has mastered a wide range of Japanese martial arts that have been incorporated into the Kure Clan. To that end, he is well aware of the practices, techniques and capabilities of a vast number of Japanese martial arts styles as well as how to counter and exploit them. He is also more than happy to fight dirty, using tactics such as splashing blood into his opponent's eyes to limit their vision.
Kure Clan Ability: Removal: The most unique ability of the Kure Clan, this involves removing the mental limiter which keeps humans from using more than 30% of their body's physical capacity. Using this technique makes his skin turn red with his blood vessels bulging on the surface, as he breaks the limits of his body to access "demonic" strength, speed, endurance and power. Raian is able to access 100% of his latent power with no known drawbacks, more than any member of the Kure Clan in generations. However, he cannot maintain this state for very long.