|Age|| 40 (Arc 5+)|
39 (Arc 3-4)
|Hair Color|| Red (Web Novel)|
Dark Brown (Light Novel)
|Eye Color|| Turquoise (anime)|
Green (light novel)
|Height||206 cm (6'9")|
|Weight||140 kg+ (309 lb+)|
|• Professional Status•|
Fang of Iron
|Previous Affiliation|| Slave Trading Company|
|Previous Occupation|| Slave|
|• Personal Status•|
|• Abilities and Equipment•|
|Light Novel|| Volume 6 (Shown)|
Volume 7 (Actual)
|Manga|| Chapter 5 (Flashback)|
Chapter 24 (Actual)
|Japanese Voice||Nomura Kenji|
|English Voice||Imari Williams|
Ricardo Welkin (リカード・ウェルキン) is one of Anastasia Hoshin's followers and the captain of mercenary group Fang of Iron.
Ricardo is a wolf-like kobold with two large tusks hanging on the sides of his mouth and his dark-brown hair decorated as a mahican. He has green eyes and a muscular build covered with brown fur around him. He wears a long, black toeless pants, black arm guards, and white wrappings under his dark-colored clothes in his arms and waist. He also wears a shoulder guard that has a logo, represents the Hoshin Trading Company. In the anime, his eyes are turquoise and the wrapping on the shoulder guard is leather instead of chains in the light novel.
In Anastasia's flashback of the manga, Ricardo legs are covered in a white wrapping on his ankles and wears waraji on his feet.
During the battle in Priestella, Roy Alphard sliced off Ricardo's arm.
Ricardo is occasionally outgoing, he talks in a loud voice like a heavy wind blowing. As the captain of the Fang of Iron, he usually calms his teammates down right before battling, such as making jokes to make others laugh. Like Anastasia, Ricardo speaks with a Kansai dialect.
Ricardo also tends to be rash and due to his habit of heading straight into battle, he usually listens to Hetaro's orders while in battle.
Ricardo was formally a slave who worked with Razcrew, until Anastasia had promised to one day purchase Ricardo and remove his collar. Anastasia negotiated Razcrew and removed his collar. Ricardo kept his collar so he didn't forget that time. Sometime in the past, Ricardo and Anastasia met a man named Chuden, he hired Anastasia to become his apprentice, and hired Ricardo as his bodyguard.
Resonance Wave: Ricardo unleashes burst of a violent destructive mana from his mouth. Unlike the Pearlbaton triplets, he can do it all on his own.
Physical Fighter: Ricardo mainly fights hand to hand using both instinct and intuition honed over many years.
Equipment: Ricardo wields a large great hatchet.
Liger (ライガー Raigā): Ricardo and the members of the Fang of Iron ride on large grey wolves called Ligers. Although they are similar to Earth Dragons, Ligers lack strength, but they are more agile and have higher speed and endurance. They have a high chance of winning if they were to fight in a melee combat.
Slave Collar (奴隷の首輪): When Ricardo was a slave, he used to wear a collar around his neck until it was removed by Anastasia. However, he kept it as a treasure so he'll never forget that time.
- Ricardo's relationship with the Fang of Iron and the association with Anastasia lasted more than 10 years.
- Ricardo likes to make jokes and immatates like a dog as it is a part of his hobby.
- Similar to Anastasia, Ricardo likes to drink alcohol-based drinks, most presumably Sake.