|Height: 6 ft 2 in|
|Weight: 166 lbs|
|Weapon: Dernier Ventcour,the Two-Handed Sword, with a power and sharpness|
Puella Marionette (Daughter)
Battle Arena Toshinden
Battle Arena Toshinden 2
Battle Arena Toshinden 3
Battle Arena Toshinden 4 (Mentioned by Lancelot)
Duke Bethany Rambert is a fictional, playable character in the first three installments of the Battle Arena Toshinden video game series. He is a French Nobleman, and a champion knight of his King's Castle in France.
In the past, Duke was considered the strongest knight in France and a nobleman many people say was unstoppable, but all of that had changed when a young Japanese world-traveller named Eiji Shinjo was challenged to a duel by him. Eiji easily bested the arrogant Frenchman, and Duke vowed revenge.
For a while, Duke forgot about Eiji, and went on with his own life, eventually finding a girlfriend, but Duke turned back to fighting when he entered the Toshindaibukai tournament hosted by the Himitsu Kessha. To his horror, he came face to face with Eiji for a second time, and once again he lost pathetically, intensifying his hatred toward the Japanese adventurer. Ashamed, Duke decided to retire from fighting.
However, Duke had entered the second Toshindaibukai after hearing and learning that his girlfriend had betrayed him and become the new Uranus of the Himitsu Kessha. Driven by hatred, Duke entered the tournament, and this time, found himself fighting alongside with Eiji to find Uranus, but when Duke heard and learned that Uranus had already been slain by Eiji's older brother Sho, Duke had abandoned the battlefield and ran screaming into the sea.
When the third Toshindaibukai was announced, Duke entered solely to not only fight Eiji once again, but to also help himself and his fellow Toshinden fighters out, due to the fact that he was targeted by old enemies of his family, the Soshiki, to be a blood sacrifice for the fallen fighting god, Agon Teos. During the tournament, Duke was stopped by a rival knight named Balga, who had a score to settle with him. Balga had descended from a lineage of Norse invaders who soon became the knights of Normandy since their arrival on France's shores, and his family were known to be sworn enemies of the Rambert clan since the days of Francia and the Viking Age, having been thwarted time and time again by them, and retreated to Norway since the assimilation of Normandy into France's sovereignty. However, Duke managed to slay Balga in combat.
After hearing that Eiji had slain the leader of the Soshiki, Abel from within their own fight, Duke had retired from fighting for good, and settled down as a rich nobleman in France. Duke had also took in and trained an English boy named Lancelot Lakeknight as his apprentice for the fourth Toshindabukai.
BATTLE ARENA TOSHINDEN 3 (ENDING)Edit
DUKE B. RAMBERT
The evil Organization crumbled before Duke's mighty swordsmanship, and failed miserably in its attempt to destroy the Rambert family.
Entrusted with the duty of protecting the honor of his family, Duke had to fight the onslaught of darkness with his own hand, no matter who the opponent...
The battle over, Duke feels his duties as lord anew, and vows to protect the peace of his lands forever.
- Kaneto Shiozawa (Japanese)
- Doug Boyd (games) (Toshinden 1, Toshinden Remix) (English)
- Billy Regan (OVA) (English)
- Though Duke has no real Street Fighter counterpart, his relationship with Eiji would make him very similar to Sagat, who was once beaten by Ryu and developed a strong rivalry with him afterwards.
- Duke did not have any friends growing up and spent most of his childhood torturing small animals.