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- "One who controls the Druidon. One who will obtain all power... Pricious."
- ―Pricious introducing himself to the Ryusoulgers.[src]
Pricious (プリシャス Purishasu) was the fifth general of the Warfare Tribe Druidon to invade Earth and the secondary antagonist in Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger. Pricious was the mastermind behind the Druidon Tribe's return to Earth in modern times, and upon his arrival, he forcefully took command from the current forces, up until Eras took his body.
- 1 History
- 2 Personality
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Arsenal
- 5 Profile
- 6 Behind the Scenes
- 7 Notes
- 8 Appearances
- 9 See Also
- 10 References
Pricious was created along with the other Druidon generals by Eras 65 million years ago. The Druidon Tribe was originally created by Eras to eradicate the rogue Ryusoul Tribe, whose infighting and wars were damaging the planet, but Pricious and the other Druidon generals instead attempted to conquer Earth themselves. Their plan of conquest was interrupted by an approaching meteorite, forcing the entire Druidon Tribe to leave the Earth and drift into space as the meteor struck the Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs.
Pricious somehow encountered Kishiryu Pterardon and sealed him in its pit mode and robbing it of its true abilities.
The Sky Temple
Around 300 years ago from the year 2020, Pricious appeared on Earth and attacked the Ryusoul Tribe. He fought Master Green and Master Black, and was able to knock the latter off the cliff but retreated after defeated by Master Green, who used the power of Gaisoulg.
Sometime later, Pricious returned to the Earth once again with Saden to infiltrate the Sky Temple, and found the source of Eras' imprisonment: the Ryusoul Calibur. After Pricious surmised they couldn't remove the sword, he planned to have the Ryusoul Tribe remove it. As he plotted to bring back the Druidon generals scattered in space to force the Ryusoul Tribe's hand, he heard a sound of clattering rubble. Pricious ordered Saden to investigate and left. Unbeknownst to him, Master Black killed Saden and took the latter's identity in an attempt to thwart his plan.
Prelude to Arrival
When Uden arrived on Earth, Wiserue wondered if it foretold Pricious coming to the planet, to which Gachireus speculated that Pricious wasn't far behind.
After Uden's demise, Pricious arrived and appeared in front of Wiserue and Gachireus during their argument. He then trapped their hearts into his cards and ordered them to work for him. He ordered Gachireus to copy Max Ryusoul Red's Everlasting Claw, which he did successfully. After the Space Dragon arrived on Earth, Pricious watched it battle Ryusoul Gattai KishiRyuOh Jet and called the Space Dragon back into its container. Pricious introduced himself to the four Ryusoulgers and defeated them.
Three days later, Pricious reappeared and defeated the Ryusoulgers, except Koh who showed up later. After Pricious lost against Koh, he called the Space Dragon in to battle and left. When the Dragon was destroyed, Pricious vowed revenge for it.
When Wiserue attempted to have the Sylph Minosaur retrieve his heart card, Pricious was able to deceive them and let them take the blank card instead. He then told him not to cheat before teleporting away. Later on, Pricious tried to take Kleon's heart but was unable to do so since Kleon doesn't have a heart. He then asked Kleon to decide on becoming his right hand man.
Sometimes later, Pricious tortured Gachireus for his failure and told him about his last chance.After Gachireus' death, he teased Wiserue that he won't fail like Gachireus. Wiserue asked him why he still acted highly, after being defeated. Pricious revealed that it's all part of his plan to revive Eras.
Getting the Team
After Saden (who is Master Black in disguise) arrived and approached Pricious, he noted the deaths of Uden and Gachireus, which Pricious expressed him gratitude on the Ryusoulgers' part. He agreed to Saden's proposal to steal the Ryusoul Calibur from the Ryusoulgers. Pricious stated he can get rid of both Wiserue and Kleon now that Saden is here, both unaware that Kleon was watching in secret.
After Wiserue's disappearance, Pricious left Wiserue's heart card on the ground (which Kleon collected it). He and Saden watched Eras create Gunjoji, who Pricious considered to be his younger brother. He told Gunjoji to be loyal to him and took him to the city. Pricious, Saden, and Gunjoji attacked the city and fought the Ryusoulgers, but retreated after they called their Kishiryus.
When Eras later gave birth to Yabasword, Pricious brought him and the first Gunjoji to attack the city, where they fought Koh and Asuna. When Pricious was about to kill Asuna, Oto and Pterardon arrived to save her. After Yabasword was defeated by KishiRyuOh DimeVolcano and YokuRyuOh, Pricious decided to retreat.
When returning to Eras' chamber, Pricious couldn't find Saden and crushed Saden's heart card to summon him, which lead to the Ryusoulgers returning to Eras' chamber through the ruins of their village. As Pricious sensed their presence, he let Gunjoji and Yabasword go fight them while he stayed with Eras. Saden appeared and they have a little talk. When Pricious noticed that Saden had talked bodly to him, he crushed his heart card to torture him. Afterwards, Saden cuts Pricious' arm off to retrieve his carded heart, much to the shock that Saden was still able to move. Saden took his helmet off, revealing himself to be Koh, and ran away with the card using the HayaSoul. Pricious then regenerated his severed arm and screamed with madness.
When Pricious came outside, he encountered Master Black, who learned that he was disguised as Saden all along. The two began to fight but since Master Black just got his heart back, he's unable to move well, allowing Pricious to defeat him. He was also interrupted by Ryusoul Green and Ryusoul Black before he can do anything else.
A few moments later, Yabasword was affected by Eras, rendering him berserk and attacked Gunjoji and the Ryusoulgers before assaulting Pricious, who demanded to know why Yabasword was attacking the Druidon generals. Forcing Pricious aside, Yabasword grew into a giant and attacked everyone as he declares he will destroy both the Ryusoul and Druidon tribes before generating a cyclone that sent the Ryusoulgers flying in different directions. Left with no choice, Pricious stopped Yabasword by trapping his heart into a card, shrinking him down and leaving him crying in pain on the floor.
After returning to Eras' chamber, Pricious asked Eras about the situation. Eras responded by making Yabasword go berserk once again. Enraged, Pricious killed Yabasword by slashing his heart card, and angrily demanded Eras to give him an answer. Eras then implanted her memories into Pricious, causing a shocked response.
When the Ryusoulgers came to seal Eras, Pricious fought them all at once, but was defeated. He fled to Eras, begging her to create another sibling for her. After the Ryusoulgers caught up, Pricious furiously told them why Eras created the Druidons in the first place. Pricious was about to attack them, but was stopped by Wiserue. After Kleon told him the truth about Eras, Pricious began to break down.
Wiserue then offered Pricious his hand, which he was going to reach out to, before being struck by Eras' tendril and absorbed into her core.
Fated Departure to the New World
Pricious was released from Eras' possession after the latter was defeated by Ryusoulgers. Attempting to finish his ambitions again, he was taken by Wiserue and Kleon on a journey to Kleon's homeland. He demanded them to let go, but they refused, with Wiserue telling him they're going have a grand adventure.
Pricious is an egotistical backstabbing, power-hungry, and narcissistic person. This, however, is his own weakness as his condescending sadism leaves him short-sighted and lead to his defeat by Koh. Pricious also bares a grudge as he proclaimed vengeance against Koh and the Ryusoulgers out of anger and disgust for his loss (as well as the loss of his Space Dragon). He is also shown to be quite cunning as he was able to deceive Wiserue's scheme to have the Sylph Minosaur take back his heart card.
He has no respect and trust for other Druidons, being a bit paranoid that they might turn on him. He traps their hearts in his cards to make sure they won't betray him. He also trapped Wiserue and Gachireus' heart to make them become his minions although he has not done this to the newborn Druidon, like the Gunjoji brothers or Yabasword (until the latter went berserk and attacked him).
After Eras shared her memories, Pricious developed a larger sense of blind faith, and as a result, he became more ruthless and persistent in eliminating the Ryusoul Tribe.
Prior to his initial "death", he shows a possible change of heart, as when Wiserue offers his hand in friendship to the emotionally damaged Pricious, he reaches out to take it, but is struck by Eras.
Powers and Abilities
- Liquid Metal Physiology: Pricious' body is completely made of malleable living metal, which grants him superior physical strength and high resilience to most kind of attacks.
- Teleportation: Pricious can teleport to another location by liquifying his body, similar to Kleon.
- Regeneration: Due to his physiology, Pricious can also instantly regenerate a severed limb, though if he is attacked faster than he can regenerate, it will leave him vulnerable and weakened.
- Card Manipulation: Pricious has the ability to create and manipulate cards at will.
- Card Imprisonment: With his cards, Pricious can create a connection either by a person or an attack through contact with a card. He used this ability to connect two cards to both Wiserue and Gachireus's hearts which can hurt them physically, much like how a voodoo doll worked. If the person dies, the card will liquify and vanish. As Kleon lacks a physical heart, he is immune to its effects. If the person places their own heart card in contact with them, it can break their connection from the card. If the heart card is destroyed, the person will eventually die.
- Card Power: By placing a card with an attack on the red, pink, and violet chessboard buckle on his right shoulder strap, Pricious is capable of granting himself the ability to use the attack.
- Everlasting Claw (エバーラスティングクロー Ebārasutingu Kurō): After Gachireus, wielding a blank card, endured Max Ryusoul Red's Everlasting Claw attack, the card copied the technique, allowing Pricious to perform its move.
- Enhanced Durability: Pricious can endure multiple strong blows without showing signs of fatigue.
- Strength: Pricious is the strongest Druidon general by far (surpassed only by Yabasword himself), matching and besting Max Ryusoul Red's strength.
- Space Dragon Summoning: Pricious was able to summon the Space Dragon with the snap of his finger.
- Levitation: Pricious can hover in the air unassisted, allowing him to seamlessly float in the air until he returns to the ground.
- Energy Beams: Pricious can generate and launch purple energy beams from his hands.
- Energy Discs: Pricious can generate and throw multiple magenta energy discs based on his shoulder protrusions.
- Claw Extension: Pricious is able to extend the length of his nails at will.
- Longevity: Pricious can live for millions of years.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat: Pricious is able to match the Ryusoulgers in hand-to-hand combat.
- Cards: Pricious wields blank cards in his possession.
- Container: Pricious wielded a bottle-shaped container to seal in the Space Dragon.
- Priciouslasher (プリシャスラッシャー Purishasurasshā): Pricious wields a knight chess piece-style dual-ended naginata in combat, which he can split into two swords.
- Energy Slash: With his Priciouslasher, Pricious can unleash purple or magenta energy slashes.
- Screw Variation: Pricious can fire off a magenta energy screw from his Priciouslasher.
- Energy Buzz Saws: Pricious can also fire off magenta energy buzz saws from his Priciouslasher.
- Energy Empowerment: Pricious can slash at his enemies with red energy gathered at the tips of his Priciouslasher in it’s twin sword form.
- Attribute: Knight Class Executive
- Place of Distribution: Deep in the Settlement
- Classification: Druidon general
- Experience Point: 710
Behind the Scenes
- Pricious is voiced by Romi Park (朴 璐美 Paku Romi), who previously voiced Dayu Usukawa in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger and Syrup in Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo! and will later voice Neko Megid in Kamen Rider Saber. His suit actor is Yohei Fujita (藤田 洋平 Fujita Yōhei).
- Pricious' design is based on a knight chess piece and a heart mark.
- His name is derived from "capricious".
- Pricious experiment point is a goroawase pun for "Knight" (ナイト Naito).