Thunder Ryu is a minor character in the video game; No More Heroes. He is a 51-year-old former Japanese professional wrestler turned Yakuza; his real name is currently unknown. He now retired from the wrestling ring and running a gym, he acts as Travis Touchdown's instructor, and master, teaching him in both sword fighting techniques and professional wrestling moves. After he is killed by Speed Buster, he gives Travis his beam katana which Dr. Naomi uses to design the Tsubaki Mk-III. His soul can still be found at his gym to give Travis training and help him find his way through the Forest of Bewilderment, en route to Dark Star's castle.