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Zhu Liangling
Character Information
Sword (Ganjiang Yangjian)
Real form:
Giant winged dragon
Age based on looks:
Voice Actor:
Maria Yamamoto
Mythological Information
Real name:
Yù Lóng
Bái Lóng Mǎ
Chinese name:
玉龍 - 玉龙
白龍馬 - 白龙马
Also known as:
White Dragon Horse
White Horse
Dragon Horse
Little Dragon
Little Dragon Prince
Divine name(s):
Bābù Tiānlóng (八部天龍)
Zhu Liangling is likely a fictional interpretation of this character from the novel.

Zhu Liangling (朱涼鈴, pinyin: Zhū Liánglíng, onyomi: Shū Ryōrin) is the third party member that Sanzo meets in Saiyuki: Journey West. Although her name and origin are fictional, she seems to take the position of one of Xuanzang's companions from the novel, Yu Long. Better known as Xuanzang's white horse, Yu Long was the son of the dragon king, King Ao Kuang. At one point in the novel, he morphed into the form of a beautiful maiden and fought with a sword.

Role in GameEdit

Ryorin is the youngest daughter of the Dragon King. Disgusted with her fiancé, she runs away from home and angers her father with her rebellious act. While fleeing from her father's men, she mistakes Sanzo's party as more pursuers and fights them in her real form. When she is beaten, she realizes her error and introduces herself. To entertain herself during her escape, she decides to join Sanzo's journey.

As the story progresses, the party learns that her groom-to-be is the melodramatic Reikan, someone who she cannot stand and hides from. At first, Goku lies that they do not know Ryorin and he wanders away. He catches on that she is traveling with them and asks for the truth. Ryorin tries to lie once more, saying that she already has a boyfriend (male Sanzo) or that Reikan just disturbs the fairer sex (female Sanzo). Depending on Sanzo's answer, Ryorin may need to confront Reikan a third time. She is taken hostage on this occasion and is saved by the main party. She somewhat reconciles with Reikan if this event happens.

When Sanzo spots the Cavalier Guardian's high location, Ryorin offers to transform and give the monk a ride on her back. Pleased to be of some use to her friend, she is soon confronted with one of her dragon kinsmen, Nagini. For the sake of the dragons' future, Nagini orders the princess to hand her Sanzo's staff. Though she briefly hesitates, Ryorin refuses and defends her friend. She has faith in Nagini as a dragon but cannot fathom the possibility of Nagini being a Devil, which plagues her until Nagini is defeated. She eventually learns the truth behind Nagini's actions and puts her mind to ease.

When the world is at peace again, she decides to return home to make amends with her father and rationally talk about her future. She tries to keep a smiling complexion while saying her farewell to Sanzo but has a small crying fit. Apologizing for not seeing all of her friends away, she takes off. If Reikan is there with her, she will state that she will try her best to do something about him.


Ryorin is an energetic and somewhat selfish princess. Perhaps due to her upbringing, she expects to have some things done to her preferences and whines when she doesn't get what she wants. Her tantrums usually lead her to get teased by Goku or Hakkai. She is easily creeped out by ghosts and spirits, known to run away from the area if she hears sudden noises. She loves sweet foods and won't hesitate to indulge her taste buds. While she has her faults, she is also a compassionate and loyal friend. If Sanzo is a male, she is implied to also have feelings for him.

Her opinion of Reikan is rather low. At first, she cannot stand to be near him and throws a tantrum at his obsessive flirtations. She can be frank with him and, though she cringes at the thought of being his lover, she does not actually want to hurt his feelings. According to her, her ideal mate would need her protection and would in turn gently take care of her.

She admires Nagini, saying that the dragon is a noble and just spirit.

Fighting StyleEdit

Ryorin is the fastest character and has the longest move reach the player can have in their party. She has average power and defense, but her speed can help her level at a quicker rate than other characters. Her Double Pierce hits all opponents within its reach and it is useful throughout the game. She does not possess too many magic techniques or capabilities so she may be better off as a secondary fighter.

Her Wereform is the only one that can fly long distances and avoid terrain effects, granting her mobility that surpasses other characters. As a setback, her attacks have a shorter range than others. Her form is only slightly weaker than Goku's form so she may appeal to a certain niche against Nature element opponents. She gains the ability to attack with damaging lightning and wind based attacks.


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