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Riz (リズ, Rizu?) is a secondary character in Beastars, and the main antagonist of the Murder Incident Solution arc. He was a student at Cherryton Academy and a member of the drama club.

Appearance

Riz is a large grizzly bear, who is approximately 2 meters tall. He has small dark eyes, a wide mouth, and light gray-brown fur.

He is most commonly seen wearing his Cherryton Academy school uniform. In cold seasons, this uniform consists of a white dress shirt, an indigo vest, a dark gray tie, black suspenders, gray pants with dark gray vertical stripes, and brown loafers. During the warmer seasons, the top-wear is replaced by a blue polo shirt. During drama club practice, he wears a white t-shirt and red track pants.

During his confrontation with Legoshi, he wore a blue sweatshirt, dark blue jeans and light-colored shoes.

Personality

Riz appears to be a kindhearted individual, who was very loved and respected by his classmates. However, he's hiding a dark secret.

He unintentionally gave into his predator instincts and ate his close friend Tem. Riz was suffering from bad side effects caused by government mandated medication for bears that was limiting his strength. Due to his close bond with the alpaca, he believed that he didn't need them anymore and stopped taking them, which proved a grave mistake.

Unable to cope with the guilt of killing his best friend, Riz develops a twisted perception of reality where Tem not only consented to being eaten, but was actually happy about it. He views the act of eating as a "celebration of life" and believes the most honest friendship a carnivore and herbivore can have is one where one devours the other.

Riz's brutality is increased as the story progresses, with him willing to kill and intimidate anyone who discovers the truth about what he did. He cares little for the personal boundaries of others, shown when he sucked Pina's fingers and caused him to believe he would be killed.

Abilities

Strength: Being a grizzly bear, he is one of the strongest carnivores.

Trivia

  • Riz can be seen standing in the background with the other drama club members in Episode 1 as they discuss Tem's death.
  • Riz was introduced as a background character (standing next to Kai) during the beginning of Episode 8.
  • Riz may be able to see in the dark, as he was shown protecting his herbivore friends from danger along with other large carnivores during the festival blackout in Episode 8.
  • Riz can be seen in the background at the end of Episode 12, when all the drama club were packing stuff away for summer break.
  • Since Riz is a bear over 2 meters tall, he is legally required to take government-mandated pills that decrease his physical strength. The pills are shown to cause him severe headaches.
    • Riz eats honey to lessen the pain of these headaches, though he likes eating honey anyway.
  • He enjoys cooking as a hobby and is quite skilled at it. He often cooks for his roommates at school.
  • After eating Tem, his sense of taste was badly affected, and this lead to Riz being unable to taste regular food.

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Beastars Characters
Main characters LegoshiHaruLouisJunoJackGohin
Secondary & recurring characters CollotDurhamMigunoVossElsBillAobaTaoKibiTemRizSanuSheilaPinaLegomIbukiFreeDolphAgataGoshaYahyaOgmaSevenSagwanSanKyuu
Antagonists MizuchiBillShishigumiChief LionRizMelonYahyaIbuki
Minor characters Mizuchi's BoyfriendKaiDomCosmoUtsugiRokume
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