Personality[edit | edit source]
Cherry Rook is not uniquely talented but is dedicated as a Burst Linker. In the real world, he is shown to be very shy and socially awkward. In fact, when he first gave Niko the Brain Burst program, she described him as stammering and being completely red in the face.
After becoming the Fifth Chrome Disaster, he became a vicious, rampaging monster that hunted many Burst Linkers to total point-loss.
Background[edit | edit source]
Cherry Rook is revealed to have been an orphan and had gone to the same orphanage as Yuniko has. After meeting with her, they became very close friends and decided to become her "parent" after learning how much she loves video games. However, he is eventually out-leveled by Yuniko and learned that he was moving out of town. Desperate to catch up with her, he accepted the Chrome Disaster Armor from the Yellow King, Yellow Radio. After receiving the armor, he went berserk and started to kill other Burst Linkers from different legions.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Cherry Rook's real life appearance was never described in the light novels, but it can be seen in Episode 11 of the anime. His appearance is depicted as a young boy with grey hair, wearing a similarly coloured hoodie and a white baseball cap with a red design and a black visor.
Plot Outline[edit | edit source]
Crimson Storm Princess Arc[edit | edit source]
Cherry Rook interrupted the duel between Black Lotus and Yellow Radio, just as the two Kings were readying their killer moves, impaling Yellow Radio from behind. Yellow Radio uses Deceit Fire Cracker escape. Cherry Rook then grabbed one Burst Linker with his wire ability and instantly devoured him, causing his victim to go into reset stasis. But then suffering damage from Lotus and Scarlet Rain, Cherry Rook chose to flee, followed by Silver Crow. Upon deducing Cherry Rook's wire ability, Crow managed to snag him on his back and plunged with his foe. From inside the Disaster armor, Cherry Rook said that he just wanted to become stronger and attempted to garner sympathy from Crow. However, Crow refused his plea, stating that he had no right just to destroy Burst Linkers like that. He then brought the monster crashing down, destroying it and leaving Cherry Rook's true and battered form exposed. Rain then walked up and administered the Judgement Blow. Unbeknownst to everyone, a virus was implanted on Crow's back from where Cherry Rook's wire attached, threatening to turn him into the next Chrome Disaster.
The next day, in the real world, Yuniko met up with Cherry Rook. She learned that he had recently been claimed by a relative, who was taking him to Fukuoka, thereby preventing him from seeing Yuniko at school or doing Brain Burst in any meaningful way. In spite of that, as a result of having his memory wiped, Yuniko said he seemed more like his old self, and remained hopeful that they could keep in touch while playing VR games together.
Avatar[edit | edit source]
Cherry Rook[edit | edit source]
Cherry Rook is a duel avatar with a light-pink, cherry colored helmet.
As the Fifth Chrome Disaster, Cherry Rook takes the appearance of a large knight with spiky, dark metallic armor.
His Child is Scarlet Rain, who lives in the same orphanage as him.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
- Wire Hook – This ability allows Cherry Rook to fire a tough, thin wire with a hook on the end out of his hand. The hook can latch on to both duel avatars and terrain objects. When latched on to a duel avatar, the wire pulls his target towards him if he is secured. On the other hand, when latched on to an immobile terrain object, he can pull himself upwards using the wire as a grappling hook, appearing to have activated a large jump. When used in midair, Cherry Rook can appear to fly, turning sharp angles by using repeated wire hook shots.