Playstyle: Rushdown, Gimmick.
Rugal is predominantly a rushdown character. However, he also has a special gimmick ability based off his powers. Rugal has 2 states: normal and Overheat. Using specials in his normal state charges his Overheat meter. When his Overheat state is active, the meter starts to drain but Rugal gains access to more offensive specials and stronger normals. His attacks in this state also have a damage over time effect. This means Rugal has to work for his damage, but once he has enough Overheat he can easily devastate the opponent if he plays his cards right.
Rugal’s Throttles are both trade-offs. Throttle 1 allows for a more offensive playstyle in normal mode but can be punishing for newer players who rely on Heat Charge, while Throttle 2 increases the damage of Overheat but means players have to make every second count while they’re in the form.
Throttle 1: Overheat charges more from Heat Grab but less from Heat Charge
Throttle 2: Overheat damage over time effect damages more, but Overheat meter drains faster.
“Let’s get cooking!”
“C’mon! Show me what you’ve got!”
“You ready to feel the burn?”
“Time to melt, ice cube!” (Vs. Ice)
“You’re not going to read my mind, yeah?...Yeah?” (Vs. Natalie)
“Fast movements won't put out my flames!” (Vs. Angel)
"I thought you would have retired by now..." (Vs. Ringmaster)
“Payback time.” (Vs. Thundereye)
“You’ve grown a lot. Doesn’t mean you’ll win.” (Vs. Dean)
“You think this is funny, Natalie?” (Vs. Rugal, first)
“In Infinite’s voice. Not for her, Rugal Paramount. But it is for me.” (Vs. Rugal, second)
“Let’s see who’s flam burns longer, hey?” (Vs. Blaze)
“An ice sword? Yeah, you don’t stand a chance.” (Vs. Sasha)
“I’ve been waiting to kick your ass properly.” (Vs. Kable)
“Looks like I’m on fire!”
“Can’t take the heat?”
“I’m all fired up!”
“Yeah, it was always going to end this way.” (Vs. Ice)
“That was without mind reading, right?” (Vs. Natalie)
“C’mon! I know you can hit harder than that!” (Vs. Angel)
"Guess you really don't have a cause for retirement..." (Vs. Ringmaster)
“I’m not a weakling anymore.” (Vs. Thundereye)
“You never did like authority.” (Vs. Dean)
“You’re way too rusty to fight me.” (Vs. Sasha)
“That felt good.” (Vs. Kable)
“I’ve been trained by the very best in town, fought my way through one of the toughest fight clubs ever, and I’m still standing. You think you stood a chance?”
“Guess all that training paid off. Maybe Disaster Club was good for something after all...” (perfect win)
“Mind reader? Please! You could barely read my movements, let alone my mind! Try me when your soulmate’s taught you how to throw a proper punch, yeah?” (Vs. Natalie)
“Blinding speed? Please! I could keep up with you easy! Maybe I should be teaching Natalie how to fight.” (Vs. Angel)
“I don’t have anything against you, I don’t think you’re a monster...but I never want anything to do with your club ever again.” (Vs. Ringmaster)
“I’m not like you, Thundereye. I will never sink down to your level. But I know others who would be willing to. So run.” (Vs. Thundereye)
“Guess you don’t recognise me. I don’t blame you...sometimes I don’t recognise myself anymore...” (Vs. Dean)
“I don’t usually like going all out, but you managed to piss me off enough to be the exception. Now stay away from me and my friends.” (Vs. Kable)
“Ain’t enough” (Escaping a combo)
“ALRIGHT! YOU ASKED FOR IT!” (Activating overclock)
“NOW IT’S MY TURN, YOU BASTARD!” (Activating Overclock Vs. Thundereye)
“Damn it…” (Defeated)
“Ha ha! Now that’s how it’s done!” (Going up a rank in online)
“Guess I am going soft.” (Going down a rank in online)
Rugal fights Thundereye as the final boss.
“Thundereye tried to run off like a coward after we defeated Beautyface, but I chased him down. I defeated him, although I can’t say it wasn’t a hard fight. It was hard to hold back against him, but I managed to restrain myself. No matter how much I hate him, I would never sink down to his level. He’s now in G.U.N custody, and my parents can finally be put to rest.”
Rugal fights Dean as the final boss.
“I defeated Dean, but by the time I had Thundereye had got away. Ringmaster and the other Disaster Club loyalists stayed to clean things up while we went home, knowing we’d done our work. That night, a man in a black leather jacket arrived at the orphanage asking to see me. He said he was my brother.”
- Completing arcade mode once with Rugal unlocks Open Your Heart for the jukebox.
- Completing arcade mode a second time with Rugal unlocks an alternate shader based on his appearance in the flashback in ADKON Chapter 6.
Live Long Enough To Become The Hero (normal battle theme)
We Are Ignited (Vs. Natalie or Angel)
Reuinion (Vs. Thundereye)