Rikuo, known as Aulbath in Japan is one of the playable characters in the Darkstalkers fighting games. He debuted in Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (1994) and returned in all sequels but was never playable in other games. He made a small cameo in Hawkeye’s ending in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011). 

Rikuo is a merman that can use water for many attacks but is also able to create super sonic waves and morph parts of his body into a wide array of aquatic life shapes such as crab claws and even tentacles. 


Rikuo from the Darkstalkers Games: an Overview

Charactername: Rikuo / Aulbath in Japan   Developed /Created by Capcom 
Gameseries: Darkstalkers   First seen on:  Arcades
First Game: Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors   Year first seen:  1994
Last Game: Darkstalkers Resurrection (2013)   Birthplace: Brazil 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Martial Arts Style:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Rikuo from Darkstalkers


Darkstalkers Resurrection (2013)

Darkstalkers 3 (1997)

Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (1994)



Rikuo in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Rikuo is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art of Rikuo


Rikuo from Darkstalkers

by Pertheseus

Pull of the Tides

by Oscar Celestini

Serious Rikuo

by Joshua Dunbar 



Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Rikuo

21.05.2018 – Creation of Rikuo’s Gallery and DB Entry