Rolón Donaire (ロロン・ドネア, Roron Donea), also known as The Monster of Manila (マニラの
Rolón is a tall muscular man with slicked-back, light blond hair. His outfit during the tournament consists of a simple tanktop, dark pants and a pair of sneakers. When it was his turn to fight, he wears only his pants.
Rolón is a collected and level-headed individual. He is highly analytical while talking about fights, and very informed about Kengan fighters. He prefers to not interfere with other people's fights, as seen when he didn't feel the need to warn Yumigahama Hikaru about the risks of his match and when he asked Liu Dongcheng to do the same during Naidan Mönkhbat's fight against Gaoh Ryuki (though in the former case it's more of a personal dislike for the man), although he is willing to stop a fight when he deems it necessary. Rolón is also very intuitive, able to understand the situation in front of him and even what another person might think.
As a result of his high position in the Purgatory rankings, Rolón is respected and feared by his fellow gladiators. In return, Rolón also gives respect to those that deserve it, such as Carlos Medel and the other king, Arashiyama Jurota.
A legendary martial arts instructor of the Philippine Army, whose name is known to every south-east Asian martial artist, Rolón would eventually leave the military life behind and serve as a bodyguard to major names in the criminal underworld. At one point, he had fought a young Kuroki Gensai to a draw.
Rolón was a part of Purgatory since its inception, and hasn't lost a match since, holding an unfathomable 422-0 win-loss record. His dominance has long since gotten him the title of King.
One year before the Kengan Association VS Purgatory Tournament, Rolón became the champion of Purgatory's Ultimate Gladiator Playoffs.
Rolón spent most of his time in the tournament sitting patiently and discussing the qualities and specialities of their fighters, often with Terashi.
After Naidan's death and Dongcheng's sudden rampage, he and other gladiators entered the ring to reason with Dongcheng and bring him back to their gate. After Lu Tian's loss against Kanoh Agito, though he wasn't accusing anyone himself, Rolón had become a target of Fei Wangfang's. Rolón merely glared at Wangfang, telling him to drop it.
Rolón and the other gladiators met the Kengan fighters in the middle of the ring to figure out what is happening behind the scenes. Despite learning of the Worm's infiltration, Rolón called off talks to suspend the tournament, remarking that the Kengan Association could still have infiltrators as well.
For the ninth round, Rolón decided to send out Nicolas Le Banner as their next gladiator. However, Rolón was later forced to stop the fight between Nicolas and Akoya Seishu, who were on the verge of killing eachother. With the subsequent help of Carlos and Lihito, Rolón was coerced by Carlos to return to his gate.
Power and Abilities
Recognized as The King of Purgatory, Yamashita Kazuo acknowledged how Rolón is on par with the strongest fighters in the Kengan Association. He is confident enough in his abilities to consider Misasa, the current Fang of Metsudo, an opponent he could beat, but acknowledges that it would not be easy. Rolón was able to separate Nicolas Le Banner and Akoya Seishu during their violent match and, subsequently, knock them down with a single hit to both of the exhausted fighters. Tokumichi noted that the pressure of Rolón's power is even greater than Agito's. It was proven that Rolón is an extremely powerful fighter for having fought a younger Kuroki Gensai to a draw and is considered to be an equal to him.
Rolón's fighting style is Silat accoriding to Misasa and Narushima Koga. His mastery of this martial art allows him to deliver a barrage of strikes that are so extremely fast that that Kazuo can't see them, rapidly overwhelming Ohma's Pre-Initative with them in short order before sending him skidding across the floor with an elbow strike.
Despite having his eyes closed most of the time, Rolón is able to predict the what is going to happen on the ring, inferring that he has an analytical and intuitive mind. The start of his match sees him go through Ohma's own pre-initiative without having to let up or adjust the series of strikes he's throwing.
- Rolón's surname likely comes from the Donaire family of Filipino boxers.