|What looks and sounds like a
cross between a cat and a rabbit, Ryo-oh-ki
is a most amazing character. Why does Ryo-oh-ki
love carrots so much? Because they
are so delicious. Ryo-oh-ki ate a
carrot for the first time and fell
in love with it immediately. Why?
Like Ryoko, Ryo-oh-ki gets necessary
energy through the jewel. But unlike
Ryoko, Ryo-oh-ki has sense of taste.
So the answer to the question is
simply she thought it was wonderful.
If she is allowed, she can eat
endlessly because they will be
digested 'completely'. In short,
Ryo-oh-ki is very happy as long
as she can eat carrots. The jewel-like
thing on Ryo-oh-ki's forehead? Is this
the same thing as Ryoko's jewel?
Strictly speaking, no. More correctly,
it is something that synchronise with
the jewel. Their relation is like a
host computer and a terminal. Ryo-oh-ki
is linked to Ryoko through them.
It is also where Ryo-oh-ki stores
the energy received from the jewel.
This is why Ryoko had to get a jewel
back form Tenchi in to summon Ryo-oh-ki.
Ryo-oh-ki can also emit a beam from
it when she fights in her animal mode.
The history of Ryo-oh-ki? The first
generation Ryo-oh-ki was badly damaged
in episode 2. Later she died and a
new baby hatched from an egg. An
entire spaceship became a small
animal-mode Ryo-oh-ki. This baby
transforms itself to a spaceship,
a mature form of the second generation
Ryo-oh-ki. Then what are those many
Ryo-oh-ki appeared in episode 7? They
are the crystals in the bridge of
the spaceship-mode Ryo-oh-ki. They
transformed themselves using the
information of animal-mode from the
spaceship. (There were crystals in
the first-generation Ryo-oh-ki, too.
But they could not transform.) So
the bunch of Ryo-oh-ki, with a carrot
each, had to go back to the lake, where
the spaceship is kept. Also this
explains why there was only one
Ryo-oh-ki before, and there was no
animal-mode Ryo-oh-ki in later episodes. What happened
to Ryo-oh-ki in the battle with Kagato?
After Ryo-oh-ki fought against Ryu-oh
she re-created herself. But how about
after the battle with Kagato? Did
she do the same thing again? No. Ryo-oh-ki
was hardly hurt. It was the Ryu-oh unit
beneath her that was mostly damaged
by the attack. Of course, Ryo-oh-ki
did get some damage but that was
light enough to be healed without
a problem. In fact, the first
generation Ryo-oh-ki died partly
because her life span was about to
end. She had a good fight with
Yosho and felt the limit of her power.
So she decided re-create herself.
Ryo-oh-ki can evolve like Ryoko and,
therefore, the second generation has
more power than the first generation.
Incidentally, Ryo-oh-ki took Ryu-oh
in to reinforce her offensive capability
and the Tree on Ryu-oh accepted this
idea to allow the combination. How many
Ryo-oh-ki are there in total? A crap load.
But it doesn't stop there. When Ryo-oh-ki
felt bad about Tenchi working on carrot
fields all day for her (cause Ryo-oh-ki
does love Tenchi), she wandered into Wahsu's
lab and happen to sit by the masses tank.
Since masses follow a greater mind, they
formed to Ryo-oh-ki's thoughts. They form
a girl who goes out to help Tenchi. That
doesn't sound too bad, but when masses
notice threat they attack very violently.
Becaues of Tenchi's hidden powers when
Washu noticed masses were missing, she
started looking for him. When the group
found him he was about to be blasted,
Ryo-oh-ki jumped on the masses and assimilated
to them, becoming one and forming a human-form