|“||I overcame my own heart! I'll never panic again... I'm going to reclaim my life, with my own hands! I'm Apollo !!!||”|
Rikiel (リキエル Rikieru) is a minor antagonist featured in Stone Ocean.
Rikiel is a young, decently built man with a long face. He has dark hair styled into a bob that tucks into his cow print high collar. He wears a sleeveless and hooded bodysuit patterned after the hide of a stereotypical cow with an opening on his chest. He wears an assortment of arm warmers.
Rikiel is initially a meek youth distraught by the numerous afflictions he suffers from, causing him to have confidence issues. When Pucci unlocks his Stand Sky High, Rikiel becomes more confident, and is seen evolving into an honorable and brave fighter during his fight with Jolyne. Similarily to his biological father, he holds human progress in high esteem, and sees Apollo 11 as a symbol of human growth. Rikiel is a man of honor and fights to repay his debt to Pucci, and when Jolyne defeats him, he congratulates her and reveals details about Pucci. He inherited his father Dio's determination and hardcore actions as well as a rare trait of acknowledging a worthy opponent.
- Main article: Sky High
Sky High allows Rikiel to control creatures known as flying rods which absorb body heat and create localized illnesses.
Prior to meeting Pucci and obtaining a Stand, Rikiel suffered from what seemed to be constant panic attacks: his eyelids constantly fell and his knees gave out. He would attempt to take exams in school, only to suffer from his conditions, which caused him to stop attending school. These conditions were so severe that he wasn't even able to drive a car, and this dramatically decreased his self-confidence.
Upon meeting Pucci and obtaining his Stand, Rikiel instantly became more confident, going as far as to present himself to the heroes believing he could easily defeat them. Though new to his abilities, Rikiel used his Stand powers well, weakening Jolyne's body with the use of his anatomical knowledge. Due to this knowledge, he was able to manipulate Jolyne, Ermes, and Emporio's conditions to deal various biological setbacks to them.
It was when Jolyne set herself on fire to counter the effect of Rikiel's Stand that he began to lose confidence, forcing Rikiel to set himself ablaze as well, believing that he could find her weakness by feeling her pain and attempting to conquer the odds. Jolyne, however, came out on top, dealing a massive blow to Rikiel and ensuring his death. Mortally wounded, Rikiel used his own Stand on himself, removing his ability to feel pain and holding onto Jolyne to force his Stand into a last-ditch effort to kill her. However, she allowed this and continued her attack, coincidentally using his hand to block his ability to sap her heat. Defeated, Rikiel reflects on his past and the coincidence that was able to characterize his defeat and Pucci's power, and reveals that Weather Report is actually Pucci's younger twin brother. Just as he reveals this, however, he is finally silenced by Ermes.
- SO Chapter 115: Sky High (4), p.20
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