- Nationality: U.S.A
- Age: 30
- Height: 6 ft 4 in
- Weight: 204 lbs
- Occupation: U.S. Miner
- Weapon: Huge Iron Club that delivers fierce destructive power
Rungo is a fictional playable character in the first three installments of the Battle Arena Toshinden video games series. He is an American miner, and a fighter in the arts of the stone club.
Rungo was an ordinary miner, and friends with a fellow fighter named Gaia, but his life had suddenly changed when Gaia had mysteriously disappeared.
After discovering an unexpected uranium deposit from within a secret shaft of the mine and soon sealing it off in order to ensure that the uranium deposit itself wouldn't fall into the wrong hands and be used for evil, Rungo's wife Lila and son Christopher were unexpectedly kidnapped by the Himitsu Kessha in order to be used as leverage against Rungo, with the Himitsu Kessha themselves telling Rungo that they would safely return his family to him if he would allow them access to the uranium deposit. In order to save his family, Rungo had decided to enter the Toshindaibukai fighting tournament hosted by this mysterious organization. He managed to get a glimpse of the tournament host, and although he couldn't see on who it was behind his thick red armour, Rungo had recognized the man's voice as that of his own friend, Gaia. Determined to get Gaia out of the Himitsu Kessha, Rungo fought as hard as he could, but was knocked out of the tournament by a Frenchman named Duke B. Rambert. Despite this, Rungo was successful in rescuing his wife and son from the organization.
A year later, Rungo had unexpectedly received a call for help from Gaia. It turned out that Gaia had hosted the tournament illegally, and was now being targeted by the Himitsu Kessha. Gaia begged his old friend for help to fight against his assassin, Chaos, and to get revenge against Uranus, who had killed Gaia's wife Kaede and their unnamed son by causing a car crash. Rungo, determined to help Gaia out, entered the second Toshindaibukai and fought alongside Gaia, until they were separated. Although Rungo heard that Gaia had fought Chaos to a draw, he also heard that Uranus had been slain by someone else. Satisfied, Rungo returned home.
It wasn't the end however, since Rungo was selected to be a blood sacrifice for Agon Teos by the Soshiki, another organization. Rungo met up with Gaia and together, they fought against their assassins. Gaia confronted Tau, while Rungo took on the robot Adam. Rungo defeated Adam by turning him into a pile of scrap, but while Gaia and Tau dueled, Tau realized that he couldn't win, and forfeited the match.
With the destruction of the Soshiki, Rungo had retired from fighting so that he could be with his family while also continuing his job as a hard-working miner.
- Yukimasa Kishino (games) (Japanese)
- J.S. Gilbert (Toshinden, Toshinden Remix) (English)
- Shinpachi Tsuji (OVA) (Japanese)
- Greg Wolfe (OVA) (English)
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Rungo once thought that Gaia was reserved, but he now understands all too well how Gaia feels.
Once seen as a threat to the Organization, Rungo had no choice but to smash it, staking his freedom on the fight.
After defeating cruel and ruthless opponents in the tournament, he won freedom and a life free of the threat of attack by the Organization. The bonds between Rungo and his companions have been made stronger and deeper through the gruelling ordeal of combat.
- In comparision to Street Fighter, which the series is very similar to, Rungo can be seen as an amalgamation of Zangief and Guile, given Zangief's size and strength and Guile's hairstyle and nationality.
- Rungo likes reading comics and novels.
- His past times include watching professional sports and weightlifting.
- He is skilled at blues style harmonica playing.
- Rungo treasures the times he can get together with his friends for a drink, and his family.
- Rungo dislikes pollution and trash.