|Rai's appearance in DWIV|
Rai also known as the Blue Beast is one of the main characters in the Dark Wood series. He is the boyfriend of Lily and appears as a boss in the first game and is upgraded to playable character in Dark Woods II: New Woods.
Before Dark Woods
Not much is known about Rai's background. The only thing known about his home situation is that his parents don't really care what he does. His parents are divorced and while his father is in prison, his mother is at work for most of the time and likes to drink some alcohol when she is home to relax. Rai always had to take care of himself, but duo to his whole situation at home is looked at as a problem child. He started dating Lily and like everyone else her parents didn't like him. He suggested that they ran away after hearing Lily got into more and more fights with her parents, and so they did.
While on the road, still in the town, someone suddenly appeared in the middle of the streets and caused them to drive out of the way and crashed against a wall. They stepped out of the vehicle and saw the car was badly damaged. A man dressed in blue, the Ringmaster, fled from the scene into the Dark Woods. Rai ran after him because he wanted him to pay for the damage. Lily followed him shortly after. However when arriving in the Dark Woods she, and Rai, couldn't find the guy anymore. But to make it even worse they also couldn't find the exit anymore. They explore the area and find the Dark Wood Circus and enter it, expecting the man to be in there, and he was, along with the Seamstress. After a heated rant from Rai, they were simply caught and taken away from each other.
Rai saw Lily getting dragged away by the Ringmaster while he himself was bind by the Seamstress with her Lunar powers. He was thrown into a cage where he started to get really aggressive, so Seamstress bond him with a straitjacket made of Lunar energy. He was kept there for days and was only getting human flesh as meals. He didn't like it at all but had to eat to survive. Eventually he became obsessed with human flesh and it became the only thing that he wanted to eat. The Lunar energy, along with the eating of human flesh, made him go insane and turned him into the Blue Beast.
Rai was long gone from sanity when Hein arrived in his cage after breaking the pocket dimension. His only drive was human flesh, and so he immediately went after Hein when he saw him. Luckily he was defeated by Hein and released from the straitjacket made of Lunar energy. Rai returned to his old ways, and recognized Hein. He says that Seamstress will soon find out that the energy wore off and requests him to save Lily but that they need to go to the Village Ruins first to collect the Holy Water that can stop them. Hein says he will come back to save him too. Rai nods and commands Hein to leave. Hein quickly leave the circus tent before Seamstress comes back. After his departure Seamstress walks into the tent. Rai says that Hein will stop her and the Ringmaster. Seamstress does not reply in instead fixes the straitjacket, slowly making Rai insane again.
After being saved by Hein in the first game, Rai teams up with Hein to take on the other person who wronged them, the Seamstress, Lamia for who he held a big grudge. He joined Hein to recover the other freaks who were taken to another place by Lamia. They ventured through various woods where they in each wood battled the freak possessed by a Starchild and afterwards defeated the Starchild themselves. After defeating a Starchild they discovered something new about the actual plan of Lamia and, as discovered later, the Plague Master.
Eventually they found out the whole plan and confronted Plague Master with it. They defeated the Plague Master and discovered that Lamia was indeed with child. Throughout the game Rai constantly lives on the anger that he holds for Lamia and immediately wants to kill her despite being with child. However Lily suggested to keep her alive because of her being with child and it was wrong to kill something of blank slate. Lamia opened up a portal to the human world for them to return to.
Dark Woods: Hollow Remnants
Rai only makes a few cameo appearances throughout the story and doesn't have much impact on the plot as of it. He is often busy with his fulltime job.
Rai tags along with the rest of the heroes when they return to the Dark Woods after not having been there for a good two years. They first wander around until they encounter Slime who tells them that the Dark Woods is in a terrible condition because Ashley is at its throne now. However that doesn't stop them from bringing peace to the Dark Woods. In this new quest Rai has calmed much more down although he still comments that they should've killed Lamia previous time to prevent all this. He eventually teams up with Hein and they go to the fortress of the previous time. They fight Stein, a clone of Hein and Rai on their way, and inside of the fortress Rai has to fight Atra in her released state.
They all team up again this time being able to get past Rosie and Posie and to battle Ashley. They discovered that Ashley was actually trying to revive her father, the Plague Master, so that he could rule with an iron fist in the Dark Woods again. She succeeds but is defeated by the heroes. Plague Master recovers in the church where Hein fights him while in the meantime Rai, along with the others hold off the monsters crawling towards the church. Eventually Plague Master says he is done with them meddling in his life and sends them down a portal to their own dimension.
Rai, along with the others, was requested to come back to the Dark Woods by Ashley as the place was caught between a war of The Threat and The Enemy. After being explained to, they understand the situation, and that Ashley and Nostradamus have changed. They follow Ashley to the intersection to train a little bit as their powers have been extracted. However Eight suddenly appears and opens The Gate, releasing every creature trapped inside. The heroes quickly retreat to the circus tent for safety. Lily has a conversation with Isis about what she is doing here only to discover that Isis has no idea why she is here.
Along with the others they visit the church as Nostradamus feels something is going on there. Once there they meet Ephraim and Shiphrah and discover what their plans are in the Dark Woods after having a fight with them. They all head back to the circus tent and discus some more things. Suddenly Isis begins to glow brightly and then runs off. Lily wants to follow her and pulls Rai along with her for support.
They follow a trail of glowing tears and find themselves in the graveyard of Dark Woods. They follow the trail into a tomb and find Isis there. Lily comforts Isis but it backfires. Isis ascends into the sky and forces Rai and Lily to battle her. Lily doesn't want to but Rai convinces her that she has to for Isis own sake. They defeat her which caused her to transform into her true form. Isis flees along with Eight saying that she will be at the fortress.
Back at the circus tent they meet up with the others. Hein decides to search for Ligeia so Rai goes along with the others to the fortress to confront Eight. Once they arrive there they encounter Eight on the throne. Eight reveals three demons from Eden which she sends out to collect souls for Isis so she can evolve and break through the circus tent to kill Nostradamus. After telling the plan she wants to kill the three. They engage in combat and barely making it out alive. Once Eight flees they go out to defeat the demons. Rai finds himself in a battle against Hollowing and gets into a dispute with him about love, making Hollowing realize that Rai has found true love and Hollowing never had. After fighting him Hollowing also realizes that true love always wins.
Afterwards they head back to the circus. They get notice that things are happening at the fortress once again. Rai goes over there with Hein and Lily. Underway they encounter Eight who tells them that she isn't going to kill them and want to give them as a present for The Threat. They continue to the fortress where they encounter and battle Stein. They greatly weaken him but somehow he turned super strong, but Ephraim and Shiphrah take the battle over from them. The three head back and meet up with Ashley and Ligeia at the intersection.
They quickly head to the circus tent where she sees that Slime has been killed and Plague Master has been possessed by Isis. They fight them and manage to separate the two from each other. However Isis already collected enough of Plague Master's soul (enough to revert him back to a younger version of himself) and transforms into her ultimate form. Afterwards the fight and defeat Eight, who has been using Isis all this time, unbeknownst to her. After saying goodbye to everyone Lily and the others depart the Dark Woods.
Rai is a strong and independent guy who basically lives on his own. As he had to care for himself for a great time of his life he has gotten used to doing everything himself. He also prefers to do things himself, but appreciates help, even though he doesn't need it. Because of his bad family situation he is often looked upon as a problem child, because most people in such a home situation are that. But Rai wants to prove that he still can do everything that another person at his age can do, and possibly even more. He is a very kind guy, although with a short temper. He will never hit someone, but gets easily angered. But loves the ones dear to him and will protect them at all costs.
When he was the Blue Beast he completely lost his grip on reality and became a beast, literally. He didn't talk anymore but only grunted. He was obsessed with human flesh and would eat nothing else. He always kept watch to see if there were people near him, and liked attention very much. he was more like a dog than a human.
Powers & Abilities
Rai is the strongest among the people in Dark Wood Circus, as one hit of his claws can be fatal. He however has the least diverse abilities and is pretty predictable. He is super fast and you have to keep moving to not get hurt. His stamina is so high, most likely duo to his strict diet, that he doesn't really run out of energy. He has very sharp teeth and claws and these are also his weapons. Because his hands were tied he attacked with his feet by spinning around.
When he was released from his his straitjacket and became normal again he retained all of his powers, unlike the others. He still is extremely fast, despite not eating human flesh anymore. Somehow he runs on all four so he retains his attacks with his feet, but has additional attacks with his hands. He still uses his teeth to latch onto opponent and rapidly increase damage. He is the fastest and most powerful of the three, but has to fight up close. He also gained some lightning abilities, which only can be used in close combat that enhance his attacks.
He also has the additional masks powers that can be collected in the second game. His first mask is the Raijin Mask, which takes the form of Raiju instead of Raijin. Rai gets engulfed with lightning and is able to attack without getting any major damage. He can now fight on range as he can shoot sparks from his body and later even lightning bolts. The next mask is the Anubis Mask with which he can wrap opponents in bandage. He then can easily damage opponents without them fighting back. However the opponents can break out of the bandages eventually, depending on how strong they are. He can wrap as many as he wants and later even gets special bandages with side-effects. His last mask is the Nüwa Mask. This mask grants him the ability to hover, and eventually fly. He gains the wind element to create wind blasts and tornado's and makes him faster than before.
|Dark Woods | Dark Woods II: New Woods | Dark Woods: Hollow Remnants (volume 1) (volume 2) | Dark Woods III: The Plague Returns | Dark Woods IV: Descend | Dark Woods V: Freak Show|
|Snowy Woods | Dark Woods: Survival|
|Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered | Fantendo Sports Resort | Fantendo Labyrinth | Fantendoverse Racing | Radioactive|
|Hein | Lily | Rai | Ligeia | Slime the Slug | Plague Master | Lamia | Pan | Ashley | Isis | Stein | Rosie & Posie | Atra | Mors | Eight | Dizzy | Jane | Ephraim | Petia | Shiphrah | Father Trip | Dr. Justinian L'Orme | Finn | Bride | Slender Man|
|Dark Woods (location) | What is the Fantendoverse?|