Ruki Makino

Ruki Makino is a anime/manga character in the Digimon franchise
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One of the lead characters from Digimon Tamers. Her Digimon partner is Renamon.

Origin

Ruki Makino is the daughter of the fashion model Rumiko Makino who had her when she was 18 years old. Her father has never been named or seen it is implied he died sometime or her parents divorced. Ruki's grew up living with her mother, and grandmother. Ruki started to dislike her mother mostly for being shallow and immature,and constantly remaining wrapped in modeling work during Ruki's childhood and always being constantly away for photo shoots leaving her grandmother to raise and take care of Ruki. When she was 10 (12 in the American dub) Ruki started to play the Digimon card game and began entering card tournaments to test her skills. Ruki was a skilled player being able to beat anybody until she found her self a rival named Ryo Akiyama. Ryo beat her at the next card tournament to which made her furious and started to hate Ryo. She still continued to play the game hoping to beat Ryo one day, until she heard he mysterious disappeared. With him gone she became the reigning champion and gained the title Digimon Queen. Her mother was happy to see she had a hobby but wished she would figure out what to do with her life.

Creation

Ruki Makino is created by the writer Chiaki J. Konaka. He based her design from Trinity of the Matrix Trilogy for a strong female lead and desired for a character stronger than anyone else whose paired with a powerful Digimon. Eventually they gave Ruki the the red spiky "pineapple-head" look instead.

Meeting Renamon

Ruki's First Encounter With a Digimon
Ruki's First Encounter With a Digimon

After her last tournament she obtained a trophy and card scanner as her prize. When she came home she placed her things on the table in her room and said she was bored. After she said this the door to her room closed and the surroundings changed. When she noticed what happened her card scanner started to glow and created three dimensional windows in front of her. She then saw a bunch of Digimon appear in the windows and started to ask her to make one of them her tamer and help them evolve. Soon they started to climb out of the windows to reach for her. As they started coming closer to Ruki she became afraid. She then shouted that she said she only wanted one truly strong Digimon at her side. After she said this her card scanner started to flash and all the Digimon backed away from her and started to disappear as they saw Renamon coming towards them. Ruki saw Renamon coming closer to her and she saw the windows disappear.

Renamon Materializing In Front of Ruki
Renamon Materializing In Front of Ruki

She then went near the table and saw a mysteriously a blue card lying on the table. She swiped it in her card scanner and it turned into a D-Arc. As it flashed she wished for a truly strong Digimon. Soon the room returned to normal and Renamon materialized right in front of her covered in mist. As the mist cleared Renamon said a truly strong Digimon that would be me. Since that day she met Renamon they have been fighting digimon in Shinjuku and absorbing their data to make Renamon stronger. Ruki never viewed Renamon as a friend but only a tool to achieve her goals.

Meeting the Other Tamers

As time went by she encountered Takato Matsuda and his partner Guilmon. When Takato encountered Ruki he remembered the dream he had the night before Guilmon came to life. Where he saw Ruki and Renamon fighting a Lynxmon. He said he saw her in his dream one night which Ruki thought was strange. She then ordered Renamon to kill Guilmon but Jenrya Lee and his partner Terriermon appeared and stopped the fight. Ruki then decided to leave and deal with Guilmon later. The next day Ruki and Renamon lured him Guilmon to a underground parking garage. Takato wishing not to fight made Ruki angry and say that Digimon were created to fight. As they fight began Renamon, Jenrya and Terriermon arrived to stop the fight. Ruki refused to back down and ordered Renamon to finish Guilmon but Terriermon runs in front of her attack and which causes him to evolve becoming Gargomon. Gargomon then begins fighting Renamon but beings going out of control shooting everything in his aim. Renamon then scratches his eyes to make him stop but is unsuccessful. After regaining his sight Gargomon aims his gun at Ruki causing her to freeze up in fear. As he is about to shoot her Guilmon saves her life by ramming Gargomon out of the way. Seeing Renamon lose and her near death experience Ruki surrendered and left. Later that night Ruki was sulking at her lost and questioning how Terriermon evolved despite not fighting as much as Renamon did. Few night laters She encounter Takato and Jenrya at their school fighting a Evilmon (Vilemon). After taking to long to defeat it Ruki orders Renamon to kill it and upload it's data. Takato then confronts her for killing Evilmon to which she shrugs off his complaints. As she leaves she meets Calumon for the first time and is not interested in having Renamon fight him. Takato and Jenrya then warn her not to harm Calumon. As she hears this she walks away unresponsive to their warning.

Quest for Renamon's Evolution

Ruki Asking Renamon Why She Hasn't Evolved Yet
Ruki Asking Renamon Why She Hasn't Evolved Yet

The next day Ruki is at school when her mother came into visit her, but leaves after receiving a call for another fashion shot. While walking home she sees a digital field appear and rushes to change her clothes and grab her cards. Once she arrives at the field Renamon and her encounter a Allomon. Allomon becomes to much for Renamon to handle that she is slamed into a light pole. As Allomon comes closer to finish her off Guilmon and Terriermon arrive to distract. Ruki then encounters Takato and Jenrya again still asking her why she wants to fight so much again. To which she responds "Digimon Exist to Fight". She then grabs a card and gives Renamon the Devil Chip powerup which increases her strength allowing her to freeze Allomon and finish him off. Ruki and Renamon then leave but Takato tells her to wait to which she says "we didn't need your help" and to mind their business. Later that night Ruki asks Renamon why she hasn't evovled yet because she would have defeated Allomon easier as a Adult Level (Champion Level). Renamon tells her she is waiting. Ruki then tells her if she would have evolved they wouldn't be having a hard time fighting other Digimon, to which Renamon tells her she is sorry. As Renamon was about to finish Rukis mom came home to which Renamon went into hiding.

Renamon Saving Ruki from Dokugumon's Poison Spray
Renamon Saving Ruki from Dokugumon's Poison Spray

Later that night after falling asleep her D-Arc flashed showing Renamon encountered a Digimon named Impmon. Thinking it was an opponent Ruki called Renamon but she didn't respond. Soon a digital field appeared in the park alerting both of their attention. When Ruki arrived she saw the trees were covered in spider webbing. Renamon then appeared out of no where grabbing Ruki before she was covered in webbing. They then she the digimon which is a Dokugumon who was stronger than Renamon. After deflecting many of her attacks Dokugumon went after Ruki causing Renamon to use herself as a shield to protect her. Renamon collapsed from Dokugumon poison and fell getting entangled in her web. Ruki then hurried to Renamons side but was covered in webbing. Dokugumon then took the chance to attack Ruki, causing her to freeze up in fear. Renamon then used her Koyosetsu attack to make Dokugumon dodge and free Ruki from her webbing. After seeing Renamon free her Ruki slashed a card giving Renamon Snimon's Blades to free herself and attack Dokugumon.

Kyuubimon
Kyuubimon

After deflecting her attacks with her horns Dokugumon grabbed Renamon in her jaws and bit her and throwing her into a web. Dokugumon again sprayed her poison this time at Ruki but Renamon got in the way of the attack to save her. Ruki then asked Renamon why she saved her to which she responded "were partners" as she collapsed from the poison. Ruki held Renamon in her arms telling her to hang in there. Renamon just told her to run away. Soon Culumon appeared and heard Ruki's plea to Renamon giving her the ability to evolve finally. Renamon then became Kyuubimon and used her Onibidama (Fox Tail Inferno) attack to destroy Dokugumons web and finishing her off with her Koenryuu (Dragon Wheel) attack. Ruki was finally happy Renamon evolved causing her again to ask why she saved her. Kyuubimon again said they we're partners. Ruki then hesitated as Kyuubimon asked do you understand, to which Ruki replied "I understand a little".

Voiced by
Name Movies TV Shows
Fumiko Orikasa
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Melissa Fahn
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Rank Game #328 in Power Rank
General Information Edit
Name: Ruki Makino
Name: 牧野 留姫
Romanji: Makino Ruki
Gender: Female
Birthday:
1st manga book: Digimon Tamers #1
1st anime episode: Digimon Tamers #1
1st anime movie: Digimon Tamers: The Adventurers' Battle
Aliases Rika Nonaka
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Ruki Chan
Sakuyamon
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Digimon Tamers: The Adventurers' Battle

The Fifth Digimon Film and first movie for the Digimon Tamers series.

Digimon Tamers: The Runaway Locomon

2nd Digimon Tamers movie. Takato and the others are planing a surprise Birthday party for Ruki but everything gets interrupted when a mysterious train Digimon ...

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