Nomoto Yuuya (野本裕也 Yuuya Nomoto?) is one of the main protagonists of the Killing Bites series. He previously lived a relatively normal life as a second-year student studying economics at Jyousai University. However, after accidentally coming across Uzaki Hitomi and learning about Killing Bites, Yuuya's life quickly changed. He was forced by her guardian, Shidou Reiichi, to become her investor until the Killing Bites Destroyal. After his task had been completed, Hitomi attempted to assassinate Yuuya per Shidou's orders. Luckily, Yuuya was found by the Ishida Zaibatsu and managed to survive after undergoing Therianthrope Surgery.
Two years following the legislation of Therianthropes. Yuuya spent his life hiding behind the shadows plotting to exact his revenge on the people who betrayed him. His plans started with becoming Inui Pure and Kuroi Tasuku's investor and training Pure to surpass Hitomi in the next Killing Bites tournament.
Yuuya is a tall young man with brown eyes and black hair that is slicked backed to form a cowlick at the top of his head. His usual attire is a blue long sleeve shirt that is opened while wearing another T-shirt underneath with jeans and sneakers.
Two years later, Yuuya's hair is now straight and sports a gray hoodie on top of a shirt and blue pants. Yuuya's eyes are also noticeably more serious and confident compare to his nervous demeanor in the past. He now has a scar that runs through his right shoulder to his middle abdomen that was inflicted by Hitomi.
Originally, Yuuya was socially awkward and very timid when around people, which made him very easy to be pushed around. After Hitomi became parred up with Yuuya for the Killing Bites Destroyale, the Brute found him to be an ideal partner since she knew that he would have no control over her and was free to do whatever she wanted. Throughout his former life, he mainly went with the flow of things rather than rely on making his own decisions, which consequently brought him in the Killing Bites underworld entertainment. However, upon playing the game, along with the time he had spent being around Hitomi, Yuuya managed to gain a little confidence in himself to trust in his own judgment in situations; by his own admission he decided to put his faith in Hitomi to defeat Taiga instead of using his dice roll to have her retreat as Youko suggested. With Hitomi to thank for this new experience, Yuuya came to respect her and was hinted to have developed romantic feelings for her.
Two years after surviving an assassination attempt by the Killing Bites Administration Bureau, Yuuya's personality drastically changed. Unlike his former self who was a meek individual, Yuuya now carries himself as someone who is calm and composed, and is usually seen with an easygoing smile on his face. He has also started going about making his own decisions in life. Most incredible, Yuuya is now utterly fearless and courageous. After a member of the bureau threatened him with banishment off the therianthrope island, Yuuya boldly threatened him back with a look of confidence in his eyes. Tasuku also took note firsthand at how remarkably unfazed Yuuya is when it comes to threats, as she thought to herself that no normal person could possess the amount of courage Yuuya had. Underneath his outward behavior lies a vengeful individual. Having been forced to hide himself from society due to the influence and power of the Killing Bites Administration Bureau, along with being declared dead, Yuuya harbored anger towards the people who ruined his life and made it his goal in bringing them down. As part of his plan, Yuuya sought to find a Brute that he could train to defeat Hitomi in Killing Bites. Despite being the one that almost killed him, Yuuya did not come to truly hate Hitomi entirely, as he has come to adopt the Ratel's catchphrase as a sign of admiration, and is still shown to care for her well-being upon reuniting with her. His feelings for her have also shown to have not vanished. Since he knew that Reiichi was the one who ordered his disposal, Yuuya instead placed the full blame on him for using Hitomi as a pawn in his plans.
Abilities and Skills
Intelligence - Even when he hasn't played the Killing Bites game before, he handled very well under pressure. This is shown when he implemented plans that doesn't break the rules of the game by using the terrain to his advantage. He can make a common household pet to a strong combatant when they're up against stronger animals. When Yuuya faked his death, he spent his time honing his brains and brawn while blending into his environment to remain inconspicuous. He was able to avoid detection from the Killing Bites staff and sponsored Zaibatsu for 2 years undetected while planning his vendetta. Yuuya was able to gain some connections with the Killing Bites underworld due to them having the same enemies like him. As a former economic university student, Yuuya constantly learns new things on his own from laws, businesses, governments, and criminals. Yuuya can use the loopholes in-laws to his advantage and find ways to put someone at a disadvantage, while also knowing the status and position they hold. He's incredibly resourceful as he can make logical decisions that can make people listen to him over their pride and ego.
- Knowledge of Zoology - The most dangerous part of Yuuya is his knowledge of animals. For a few years in hiding, Yuuya studied and extensively researched many types of animals. The research includes their characteristics, traits, and behaviors from the common household pet to predatory animals. He knows many types of animals, their roles in history, and their physiology. With that knowledge, he can discover the strengths and weaknesses of an animal and find ways to take down therianthropes. This includes humans as well, he's also able to understand human nature. He also knows the actions and behavior of people whether they're civilians, government officials, military, and criminals by studying their history to observing them.
- Expert Dog Trainer - He can train dogs from suggestions to just a blow from a whistle as they obediently heed his orders. He can also improve their athletic ability from a blow of a whistle and some training methods. Riku also discovered that Yuuya can bring huge efficiency of training therianthropes to perform over 100% of their power that left him to the brink of death. Uzaki Koyomi also acknowledged that Yuuya can use Pure to his advantage to defeat her or leave her at the brink of death should they fight together.
- Hunting Intuition - Combined with his intelligence on animals and the terrain, Yuuya's enemies acknowledged Yuuya's prowess in hunting animals with efficiency. By giving commands to Pure, he can use her senses to his advantage to outmaneuver and outwit his opponents. He can also instantly come up with an efficient plan by analyzing their movements, behavior, and attacks just by observing them.
- Wings - Yuuya is able to morph his arms into large wings of a crow to fly. He has demonstrated to be very swift and agile as he managed to have Hitomi lose track of him on his way to Jutrick Park and caught her on time to save her from being crushed by Nodoka's claw.
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Fighting Skills: Yuuya honed his body to a high degree and practiced different forms of martial arts to combat against his enemies while applying his knowledge on animals at the same time.
- He is the very first confirmed Avian Therianthrope in the series.