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Rio (リーオー Rīō) is a character in Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no Shiro.
Rio was a Guardian Knight of the Leonos Kingdom and came from a distinguished family. Her father, Sagan, was the head of Leonos' Guardian Knights, considered the organization's "Sword", while her mother, Vertier, was assistant commander and considered the "Shield" of the group.
Rio herself was a good-natured, rookie knight, but also very polite and humble. She grew up with a tough personality in order to protect her standing as a knight.
She joined the Leonos Kingdom's Order subjugation army but this force ended up in conflict with the Star Corps, bringing Rio and Tosh into conflict. Prince Jermia was also injured in the battle and, being in love with Rio, had her escort him back to the capital afterwards.
She would eventually discover her status as a Starbearer, becoming a member of the Star Corps. As part of the Star Corps, she would form an effective fighting trio alongside Ashen and Tosh. Being a member of the Guardian Knight's "Shield" group, she was an excellent defensive fighter, the best in the entire corps.
After her parents were transformed into Renegades, she inherited their sword and spear. During the final battle against the One King, she was one of the last to make it to the top of the Order Pillar, as part of Tosh's group.
After the deaths of Galegad, Blanche and Sharial, Rio was able, with Ashen's assistance, to slash the barrier of the One King while maintaining her own defensive barrier. Once her spear broke, she fought with her father's sword and died, leaving it to Tosh.