If Ryu Shirogane appears in future seasons, how do you think his personality and role will be?
I mean, Ryou is not someone we can really theorize on too much because we don’t even know if he exists, but we sure can speculate.
Considering what VLD does with almost everybody else- pushing for more character divergence in design and personality- I think the safe thing to assume is Ryou would be very different from Shiro.
The personal flavor I like is that he’s younger than Shiro, because Shiro has a very strong “oldest child, leader, trailblazer” kind of personality- people describe him as a ‘dad’ figure a lot but I feel like… Coran reads as a father figure. Shiro reads as the eldest son of a family who’s trying to be an extra parent and take care of everybody but himself sometimes. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was a literal element to Shiro’s childhood- if maybe his parents were overworked or there was only one of them and Shiro’s response was to try and grow up fast and be responsible.
I really like the idea of Ryou as someone who’s not lazy, but does not have those perfectionist standards Shiro does. Maybe the writers could even do a thing of how Ryou and Takashi in GoLion looked incredibly similar, and, facially and anatomically Ryou and Shiro are very similar except how they carry themselves and their personal grooming makes them radically different.
My personal headcanon is Ryou dresses very punk- lots of black, metal band t-shirts, piercings, long hair- but is sweet and approachable.
Hard to say what role he would for sure fill, but, he could be used to flesh out the cast on Earth’s side of things and if I’m right that there’s a period where Earth has to fight off the empire as best as they can, we might see Ryou as one of the people fighting for Earth.