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"My absolute favorite thing in the world is Beyblade!"

Valt Aoi (蒼井バルト, Aoi Baruto) is the main protagonist of the anime and manga series, Beyblade Burst. He is a member of the self-established Bey Club at his school. He currently battles with his Beyblade, Genesis Valtryek V3 6Vortex Reboot.

Appearance

Valt is quite short compared to other characters. He has dark blue spiked hair with yellow ellipses for decoration (actually a headband). His eyes are brown. He has a red face mark under his left eye. His regular attire consists of a red hoodie with a yellow "V" emblem as a design, with a light blue body warmer over the top with a smaller black and yellow V design on the front. He wears blue rolled-up trousers, black and yellow fingerless gloves, as well as high top shoes which are blue, yellow and white.

Personality

Valt has a very childish personality, tending to clown around obliviously in his spare time. Valt has a habit of getting easily excited, as well as getting overconfident in his abilities, despite being a beginning blader. Valt's tendency to be oblivious becomes a frequent gag throughout the series, including the time when he battled Zac in disguise and assumed it was only a dream (though he was really tired from training that day).

He is also extremely sensitive, as he gets angry when others insult him or his friends, and cries easily when upset. Valt is extremely hardworking when it comes to Beyblade practice, to an extent where he will undergo rigorous training to become a better blader. He is also shown to have a vivid imagination and has some mediocre artistic skill, seen when he attempts to draw the Xcalius X2 Magnum Impact from memory.

Valt has also been seen to be very rash, preferring to charge into a situation without a plan, as seen during his first ever Beybattle against Rantaro Kiyama, where his Beyblade was sent flying out of the stadium due to battling without knowing anything about Beyblade.[1] This is expanded in the anime, where Valt's nerves get ahold of him and he closes his eyes when he launches, causing a bad launch.[2]

Despite that, Valt is shown to be very tactical in his battles. After losing his first battle with Rantaro, he realized that his opponent was susceptible to barrage attacks, performing a Rush Launch to produce a counter spin and win the rest of the match with a Burst Finish.[1][2]

It's been demonstrated several times that Valt possesses the ability to be mindful about his skills as well as to learn from his mistakes and correct them after he acknowledges his defeats. This is a trait he shares with Tyson Granger and Kai Hiwatari from the original series.

Valt's favorite food is his mother's homemade bread: he especially likes nikuman (pork bun bread).

Biography

Background

Beyblade Burst (anime)

Valt is introduced in Let's Go! Valtryek!!, where he is first seen at the start of a battle against Rantaro Kiyama. Despite talking like a bigshot, Valt lets his nerves get ahold of him and performs two bad launches, costing him the entire match. Furthermore, due to his clumsy attitude, he was forced to stay behind and clean up the mess Valtryek created in the gym.

After seeing his best friend Shu Kurenai in a TV broadcast, Valt fires up and decides to do some intensive training before entering a local tournament. During the registration and opening of the first round of this tournament, Valt's nerves showed yet again, causing him to take a bad tournament photo and walk to the stadium with stiff feet. In his battle against Rantaro, despite losing the first battle, he adjusted his launch to create a Rush Shoot and win the match with a Burst Finish.

Beyblade Burst (manga)

Beyblades

Special Moves

  • Rush Launch: This launches technique launches Valtryek into a high-speed barrage attack. This is Valt's most commonly used technique.
  • Flash Launch: This launching technique utilizes a modified Rush Launch stance which launches Valtryek along a circular path, creating a high-speed blitz.
  • Ultra Flash Launch: A refined Flash Launch. This launching technique takes advantage of the interaction between Valtryek's Variable tip and the stadium's grooved area, achieving instantaneous acceleration for increased power and speed, creating a continuous high-speed blitz attack.
  • Ultra Flash Rush Launch: This launching technique combines the speed-boosting method of the Ultra Flash Launch with the high-speed barrage of the Rush Launch creating a super-accelerated, continuous barrage attack.
  • Winged Launch: This technique is in effect after Valtryek ricochets off the walls of the beystadium, creating tremendous speed. It also allows Valtryek to perform aerial attacks.
  • Sprint Boost: This technique is where Valt takes a few steps back and then runs toward the Stadium and launches his bey.
  • Aerial Boost: Similar to the Sprint Boost, however instead of stopping at the stadium, Valt jumps into the air and launches Valtryek.
  • Ultra Winged Launch: A stronger version of the Winged Launch.
  • Bound Attack: This attack incorporates Genesis Valtryek's Energy Layer hitting the wall and the spring in the layer moving to give Valtryek a boost of power and speed.
  • God Rebound: Genesis Valtryek's Performance Tip gives it a boost of power once its stamina drops. This makes Valtryek more powerful but this attack doesn't work all the time giving it a risk of a Burst Finish.

Beyblade Burst (anime)
Opponent Episode Result
Rantaro Kiyama 01 Lose (2-0)
Rantaro Kiyama 01 Win (2-1)
Rantaro Kiyama 02 Lose (2-0)
Ken Midori 02-03 Win (2-1)
Rantaro Kiyama 04 Win (2-0)
Daigo Kurogami 05 Win
Daigo Kurogami 05 Win (2-1)
Daigo Kurogami 06 No Result
Rantaro Kiyama 07 Lose (0-2)
Hoji Konda 08 Win (2-1)
Wakiya Murasaki 09 Lose (0-4)
Ken Midori 10 Lose (0-4)
Shu Kurenai 10 Lose (0-2)
Wakiya Murasaki 11-12 Win (3-1)
Rantaro Kiyama 14 Lose
Shu Kurenai 14 Win (flashback)
Shu Kurenai 14-15 Lose (2-3)
Yugo Nansui 16 Win (2-1)
Xander Shakadera 16-17 Lose (0-3)
Xander Shakadera 21 Lose (1-4)
Ken Midori 21 Win
Daigo Kurogami 22 Win (2-0)
Rantaro Kiyama 22 Unknown
Ukyo Ibuki 22 Win (2-1)
Daigo Kurogami 23 Win (2-0)
Daigo Kurogami 23 Lose
Rantaro Kiyama 24 Win (3-1)
Rantaro Kiyama 25 Win (2-0)
Zac 25 No Result
Orochi Ginba 26 Win (2-1)
Rantaro Kiyama 27 Lose
Daigo Kurogami 27 Lose
Wakiya Murasaki 28 Lose
Hoji Konda 28 Win
Quon Limon 30 Lose
Ken Midori 31 Win (2-1)
Zac 32 Lose (1-2)
Shu Kurenai 34 Draw (flashback)
Ken Midori 34 Unknown
Ben Azuki 35 Win
Shu Kurenai 36 Unknown
Lui Shirasagi 38 Lose (0-2)
Lui Shirasagi 39 Lose (0-3)
Naoki Minamo 40 Lose (0-1)
Shu Kurenai 40 Lose
Naoki Minamo 41 Win (3-1)
Naoki Minamo 42 Win (2-0)
Quon Limon 43 Win (3-1)
Rantaro Kiyama, Daigo Kurogami, Toko Aoi, and Nika Aoi 46 Win
Xander Shakadera 46 Win (4-2)
Zac 48 Win (3-2)
Wakiya Murasaki 50 Win (2-0)
Daigo Kurogami 50 Win (2-0)
Lui Shirasagi 50-51 Lose (2-4)
Beyblade Burst Evolution (anime)
Opponent Episode Result
Sisco Carlisle 1 Lose (0-2)
Sisco Carlisle 1 Win (2-1)
Mark Strong 2 Win (2-0)
Unknown Blader 2 Win
Unknown Blader 2 Win
Rantaro Kiyama 2 Win (2-1)
Free de la Hoya 3 Lose (0-1)
Rantaro Kiyama 3 Unknown
Wakiya Komurasaki 4 Win (2-1)
Sisco Carlisle 5 Lose (1-3)
Jango? 6 Win (2-0)
Rantaro Kiyama 7 Unknown
Rantaro Kiyama 7 No Result
Stan Hamburg 7 Win (2-1)
Cuza Ackerman 8 Lose (0-2)
Cuza Ackerman 9 Win (2-1)
Free de la Hoya 10 Lose (0-2)
Unknown Blader 11 Lose (0-2)
Unknown Blader 11 Lose
Daigo Kurogami 12 Lose (0-2)
Sasha Guten 12 Win (2-0)
Daigo Kurogami 13 Lose (0-2)
Daigo Kurogami 13 Win (2-0)
Azure Eye 18-19 Win (2-0)
Red Eye (with Cuza Ackerman and Daigo Kurogami) 19 Lose
Cuza Ackerman 20 Lose
Stan Hamburg 20 Unknown
Beyblade Burst (manga)
Opponent Chapter Result
Shu Kurenai 00 No Result
Rantaro Kiyama 01 No Result
Rantaro Kiyama 01 Win (2-1)
Ken Midori 02 Win (2-1)
Daigo Kurogami 03 Win (2-0)
Wakiya Murasaki 04 Win (2-1)

Relationships

Shu Kurenai

Shu is Valt's best friend and classmate who he has known since they were both in kindergarten. They had received their first Beyblades at around the same time and had their first battle together. Initially Valt was the better Blader, however Shu quickly managed to surpass Valt after less than a year. Despite seeming strict, Shu cares deeply about Valt and is amazed when he makes progress in his battling. Even when Valt was still a novice, Shu saw Valt's potential, even stating in the first episode of the anime that Valt "could be a genius blader". Valt is continuously inspired by the hard work and focus Shu puts into blading, and continually seeks advice from him. Valt was also deeply concerned when Shu injured his shoulder and did everything he could to keep his friend from getting hurt, even though it became a source of annoyance for Shu.

Rantaro Kiyama

Valt and Rantaro have known each other for quite some time and are in many of the same classes together at Beigoma Academy. Like many characters in the show, Valt often calls Rantaro by his nickname, "Head Honcho" (Kumicho in the Japanese version). Despite their close friendship, the two sometimes get into minor disagreements, usually due to Rantaro's exasperation with Valt's cockiness. Regardless, the two always have each other's backs.

Ken Midori

Ken stated in episode 13 that Valt was the first real friend he's ever had, since he didn't have many friends due to his family's career.

Daigo Kurogami

Valt and Daigo didn't have much of a relationship early on, mostly because the latter usually kept to himself. In episode 5, Daigo pretended to befriend Valt in order to learn his weaknesses and use them against him in their upcoming match. However, after Valt defeated Daigo, the two became friends for real, and the latter eventually joined the Bey Club. Since then, Daigo has become one of Valt's closest friends and strongest supporters.

Wakiya Murasaki

Initially, Valt and Wakiya had limited interactions for the first few episodes. Whenever the two did interact, Wakiya was rather condescending and dismissive of Valt, due to seeing him as an unworthy opponent and saying he only got far by being lucky. After Valt defeated him in episode 12, Wakiya's attitude towards Valt started to improve, and they eventually became teammates. In later episodes, Wakiya has shown to care about Valt despite trying to deny it, especially when he went out of his way to buy Valt some time by stalling his match in episode 40.

Xander Shakadera

Xander is one of Valt's best friends. Valt knows him from his childhood and nowadays they are great rivals. The two often competed against one another, (races, arm-wrestling, etc.) though Xander nearly always came out on top. But Valt never let that stop him from getting back up and trying again. Like Shu, Xander sees a lot of potential in Valt, and has mentioned that while he's always beaten him in their previous battles, he still manages to find a way to catch him by surprise.

Chiharu Aoi

Toko Aoi

Gallery

For a full gallery of images of Valt, see Valt Aoi/Gallery.

Trivia

  • Valt, like other characters in the Burst cast, shares some similarities with his Beyblade, Victory Valtryek:
    • His shirt features the letter "V", a letter both his Valt and Valtryek's names share.
    • Valt's family name, Aoi, is Japanese for the color blue, which is both the color of Valtryek's Energy Layer and Valt's body warmer.
    • His last name also means "Blue Well".
  • Much like Kyoya Tategami and Benkei Hanawa, he, Wakiya, Rantaro, Shu, and Daigo were not chosen to represent Japan.
  • Due to the fact that his name is written in katakana, in several English fansubs, his name is mistaken as "Bart".
  • His Beyblade's beast design is heavily resembles Blue Knight from the Astro Boy anime series.
  • Even though Valt is probably the most uniquely-designed out of all the characters, several other characters ironically have appearances and personalities similar to him:
    • One of the puppets in the anime looks identical to Valt, and behaves similarly in the puppet show.
    • Haruto Aota, another competitor in the WBBA tournament (known as "Lucky Seven"), is mocked by Wakiya because of his similarities to Valt: even his name is almost identical to Valt's.
    • Rantaro Kiyama shares a lot of personality traits with Valt and most of the Bey Club members agree that they are alike.
    • The leader of Team Beasts, Ben Azuki, has a personality vaguely identical to Valt's.
  • He has some similarities with Tohka Yatogami from Date A Live:
    • Both share a similar favourite food.
    • Both have a similar attitude: very childish and very cheerful.
    • Both are voiced by Marina Inoue.
  • He is the first Beyblade protagonist that lost to his antagonist in their final battle.
    • The way he lost to Lui is probably an allusion to Pokémon of how Ash Ketchum loses every Pokémon League.
    • Coincidentally, both shows are animated by OLM inc.
  • The alternative premier version of Genesis Valtryrek that Valt uses in Beyblade Burst Evolution, God Valkyrie Premier Violet, refers to Rossweisse from High School DXD, due to the fact that she is a valkyrie, and Tohka's usual Spirits appearance.
  • Like all past Beyblade protagonists, Valt's signature Beyblade is an Attack-Type.
  • Valt is the first Beyblade protagonist to be voiced by a woman.
  • Valt is the only character who was genuinely fooled by Zac's Masked Blader disguise.

References

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