|Status||leader of the shadow duelists|
Raiden is the main antagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! Spirit Riders, the first born son of the Ryu family unlike his brothers he doesn't process the power of light or darkness instead he was chosen by the cards the Yang Zing. Like his family he does have the power to talk to duel spirits, his spirit monster Baxia, Brightness of the Yang Zing and also his guardian over time darkness took to his heart and he seek to claim the power for himself targeting the youngest brother in a way he was successful and the darkness created a second spirit was created Yazi, Evil of the Yang Zing. he was eventually stopped by Kazuma the family is then torn apart and the memory of the family wiped from their minds except Raiden, and till this day he continues to target his brothers for the duel energy.
From a young age, Raiden was quiet and insightful. He lived at a distance, observing individuals and ideas without getting directly involved so that he could fully understand them. Although this approach prevented him from becoming close with many people, it enabled him to think and act without prejudice or preconceptions, instead evaluating things strictly on their own merits. He would think about his family and origins of the Duel Spirits as he can hear and see them as well. For this reason he never had the self-righteous loyalty to his family; though he loved his family and wanted the best for them, he knew there were more important things than the family's aspirations.
Despite being a pacifist by nature, Raiden felt his own needs were secondary to the greater good's; to that end he became a duelist. He trained tirelessly to improve himself as quickly as he could and subjected himself to all of life's inconveniences without complaint for the simple motivation of being useful to others. Being so accomplished as a ninja enabled Raiden to approach problems less violently than others would, satisfying his peace-loving nature.
Eventually it took a turn for the worse after the passing of his parents at the birth of his youngest brother, so he decided to use his power to make a new world and that needed him to gather the 6 sages of light these people are thought to hold the power's of nature in their souls he learns that his 2 brothers held the power and attacks them for their duel spirit and was successful turning him to darkness and tears his family apart as a result.
Raiden plays a Yang Zing deck
Baxia, Brightness of the Yang Zing Yazi, Evil of the Yang Zing Sephira Fuxi, Treasure of the Yang Zing Sephira Qiuniu, Secret of the Yang Zing
Mother ( deceased ) Father ( deceased ) Tsukasa Ryu ( Younger Brother ) Kazuma Ryu ( Younger Brother )