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Ronan wears a grey-yellow beanie, brown pants, and his prominent uniform is a long-sleeved grey sweater with yellow triangles and diamonds lined on the sides and sleeves. He has brown hair, white skin, and yellow eyes, which correspond with his Justice soul.
While possessed by the HATE blob during Hope, Ronan retains an incredibly unnatural posture, shifting abnormally and initially carelessly abusing his magical capabilities. However, over time, the blob possessing him begins to develop better control of his powers, allowing more directed and precise movements. Additionally, within this state, Ronan retains black sclerae and darkened yellow irises, of which shrink in size as further dominance over his body is achieved.
Accordingly with his Justice Soul, he shows a personality reflecting his trait; being fair and equal to everyone. Alongside this, Ronan also displays a lot of care for others, like when he expresses concern to Jessica when offering his help in dealing with Bete and during/after her time healing from an attack by one of the pink blobs. He is also shown to be friendly and willing to cooperate with monsters like Undyne to fight against Bete's blobs and protect the citizens of the city.
With an easygoing nature, he is shown to be forgiving. He doesn't hold any grudges with people for any foul encounters, shown when he accepts Rave's apology for his aggressive attitude and hostile discussion earlier.
His bravery and compassion shine through him in times, such as when he defeats a blob about to attack a woman and when he pushes his son Hugo Phenix out of the way from a larger blob, taking the hit instead. Ronan is even willing to sacrifice his own life to save others. A prominent example is when he begs Undyne to take Hugo away from the area, despite being heavily injured and unable to move to protect him.
Powers and Abilities
- Bullets: Ronan can create magical bullets from thin air and make them fly in different directions.
- Laser Rings: Creates a ring of several bullets spinning very fast in a circle around his wrist that fires a bright, yellow laser when he throws a punch. They can also increase and decrease in size. Along with the rings forming on the wrists, they are also seen forming near his ankles when he is about to go help Undyne after she is hit and crashes into a high building.
- HATE Substance: In Hope, a HATE blob ended up stabbing Ronan and taking over control of his body. While under HATE, his strength was increased immensely. However, after Rave knocked Ronan unconscious, the HATE left his body.
Soon after Jessica weakened her soul with the AMR, trying to defend herself against a pink blob and getting stabbed, Ronan tries to call her only for Asgore to answer instead, telling him she could not answer due to being healed. Upon hearing this, he quickly becomes concerned about what happened, with the former king responding to him that she got attacked by a pink creature.
Ronan is later seen saving a woman from one of the pink blobs by disintegrating it with his magic and orders her to go to the school. He states that he can take care of them and summons a wall of magical bullets, remarking that he would not let the creatures destroy the city.
While Undyne was directing people in the city to safety, Ronan noticed and mistook her for a normal civilian by directing her to return to the refuge. Undyne explains to him that she was a cop for this city, much to the police chief's surprise. Before she becomes heated at the possibility of a human questioning her authority, Ronan apologizes and explains that he doesn't see many monsters from the city of Pacienco, where he works, and that even fewer of them worked as police. Clearing up the misunderstanding, the two introduced themselves to each other and shook hands. A moment later, Ronan receives a phone call and asks (with annoyance) why Rave Rutrow was in the area. After directing an order to bring him to a safe location, he allows a curious Undyne to join him and leaves the area to his men.
Soon after, Ronan calls a weakened Jessica. After expressing concern about her health, he reluctantly explains that Rave is demanding to meet with her personally or else he may lose control of the situation. Nevertheless, Jessica agrees to his request and orders for her field suit and transportation to the location.
Near a tent, Ronan is seen conversing with Undyne (and unbeknownst to the both of them, Gaster) about who Rave was and his relation to Jessica. He explains that after the previous city leader, Noah Rutrow, died, Rave was to inherit his position but was not old enough back then to legally obtain it. Instead, his wife Jessica took over the job, despite believing that the former was more qualified. Ronan also hints at a personal grudge Rave has against Jessica, elaborating how Rave and his family wanted to take care of Alina (Jessica and Noah's daughter) after her father's death, but Jess strictly refused. On top of this, by the time she realized she could not care for both her daughter and her job at the same time, Alina had already run away.
Later on, while patrolling the city, Ronan notices Undyne's sorrow (from losing Alphys) and describes the relationship between one's magical strength and emotions; if someone is troubled, their magic weakens as a result and it affects their abilities to help others greatly. To comfort her, he suggests that she take those feelings of pain and loss and turn them into energy to fight instead so that nobody else would have to experience that kind of suffering. Undyne gratefully accepts the advice and thanks him as her mood lifts.
Immediately after, Ronan questions about the strange disappearance of pink creatures in their area, and Undyne agrees, so he calls Jessica (who is partnered with Gaster) and learns of their similar situation. During the discussion, a group consisting of a young boy named Hugo, his friend: Zachary, and Zachary's mother call Undyne nearby and desperately ask her to listen to them about an important issue. Zachary - although blind - can sense magical energy, and he fearfully notices small dots under the city gathering together. Ronan suddenly interrupts and angrily reprimands Hugo for being in the dangerous area before Undyne stops him to explain another bigger problem.
At the end of the episode, Hugo is seen near his father's body as Undyne tries to protect the two of them from the larger threat.
Rave briefly calls for Ronan after his conversation with Jessica suddenly cuts off, but gets no response.
A weakened, but barely alive Ronan manages to regain consciousness and suggest the unthinkable - to leave him behind as Undyne takes Hugo back to the school for safety. His son protests at first, but Ronan quickly shuts him up. He admits to Undyne that Hugo is everything in his life to him and that his final wish is that he be safe and protected. Distraught, Hugo cries out and tries to reach for him, but Undyne can only watch in horror as she pulls the boy back.
Looking at their precarious situation, she struggles, and her spears lose power and crack. However, after her motivational inner talk with Alphys, an amazed Ronan and Hugo witness her regain her Determination and completely obliterate the rubble into dust. The explosion attracts Rave and his team driving nearby, so they stop to heal Ronan with the Arnicite Kindness Device and create a plan to utilize Undyne's newfound power to destroy the Kumuzilla for good. Before parting ways, Ronan leaves Hugo with Rave's officers to be returned to the school and promises that he will be okay.
Riding in the back of Rave's van to the park, Ronan watches Undyne practice her punches and discusses their plan of attack. As the two leave, Rave reminds him of their direction and asks Ronan to be careful this time. He gives a cheerful smile and a thumbs up to Rave, much to the scientist's disgust, and is left at the blob-infested street with Undyne as she repeatedly stomps a pink creature into the ground.
Ronan calls for Undyne to no avail and considers powering his feet with magic to jump up the building and find her, but is surrounded by blobs and chooses to fight back instead. Exhausted and on his knees, to his surprise, he witnesses the powered up and armored Undyne flawlessly destroy many blobs in the street. He informs Rave to prepare for her second spear. Without warning, Undyne carries Ronan in her arms and leaps all the way up to a high building to drop him off - Ronan jokingly asks for a warning next time as he catches his breath. As Undyne makes her way to the edge of the building, she tells Ronan to "Catch". She leaps into the air and the resulting, intense rush of wind forces him to shield himself. With her armor disintegrating, she summons a much larger and more powerful Spear of Justice, to both Ronan and Rave's utter shock, and fires it into the Avalon, successfully eliminating the Kumuzilla.
Ronan is with Undyne on the same rooftop as the last episode, following his failed call to Rave. After telling Undyne that Rave hasn’t responded, Ronan says he wants to return to the park to check on him. Undyne agrees, saying that she won’t be leaving the building soon anyway, due to physical drainage. Ronan, however, disagrees with leaving Undyne alone, and comes up with a plan. After hefting Undyne atop his back, Ronan utilizes his magic to propel the two off the edge of the building and safely land on the ground.
Knowing that Undyne is walking back to the school’s safe perimeter, Ronan requests that she tells Hugo he is safe. While speaking about how his son worries about him, Ronan suddenly halts himself, seemingly discomforted by a memory. After brushing it off, Ronan tells Undyne that he’ll head to the school after checking on Rave and the two part ways.
Ronan locates Rave and inquires about his current state, to which the latter responds that he, and the Kindness wizards within the area, are fine. Rave then requests of the wizard treating him, Raven, to recharge the Arnicite healing device. As she agrees and leaves to treat the others, Ronan and Rave sit together on the ground.
As Ronan spectates the nearby Kindness wizards, analyzing their apparent exhaustion, he expresses concern over Rave’s condition, worrying even more when he learns of his powering of the Avalon independently. Rave, however, tells his friend that he merely did what was necessary to ensure the plan’s success, regardless of the consequences he could have suffered from it. He expresses that as the new district leader, undertaking such responsibilities is demanded and expected of his capabilities. Despite this argument, Ronan persists and states that Rave should value his own life as much as he does the others’. However, Rave simply replies that Ronan lacks an understanding of the situation’s gravity, adding that Undyne was also aware of the consequences, as her final attack could have killed more than just the monster, but she also accepted such as a necessary risk. He then concludes the conversation by requesting that Ronan thank Undyne for her help the next time they meet, on his behalf.
Everyone within the area watches with horror as Ronan’s body collapses limply towards the ground. Ronan’s eyes begin to blacken rapidly and a shockwave of HATE erupts from his body as Rave cries his name. Ronan then stands, unnaturally twisting around to face the wizards. Rave recognizes that the blob had taken complete control of Ronan’s body. Suddenly, Ronan summons a volley of beaming projectiles, which are rapidly shot towards the wizards. Raven quickly reacts by summoning another shield, protecting Rave as well as herself. However, while two of the projectiles miss, one is easily able to pierce through the middle of the shield, barely missing the two humans.
While Ronan prepares to direct another barrage of magical attacks, a Kindness wizard, Tobias, shapes a shield around the former’s arm to keep him still. However, Ronan retaliates by completely snapping his arm at an abnormal angle and brutally breaking it. Tobias and Rave react quickly and the shield around Ronan’s arm is unsummoned.
In the real world, Rave composes a plan, stating that he will attempt to utilize the device’s shield generations to trap Ronan within one, allowing the evacuation of the wizard team, while also stalling for reinforcements. Rave quickly dashes towards Ronan, utilizing the device’s shields to protect himself from the propelled projectiles’ blasts. However, the shielding is still not enough to block Ronan’s attacks and the projectiles are successfully able to shatter the barrier. While the Arnicite device manages to slightly alter the trajectory of the bullets, they still rip into Rave’s body. The dual-traited human attempts to remain standing, but quickly collapses to the ground.
Meanwhile, within the blob’s illusion, Ronan decides to, once again, leave Zoe, and retrieve control of his body. However, due to Ronan’s immense emotional instability, Zoe is successfully able to restrain him against his own will, effectively rendering his attempts useless. In the real world, Ronan charges up a final blast to kill Rave, and fires.
Within the illusion, Ronan is shown desperately fighting to regain bodily control. However, before he is able to escape, Zoe appears above him, manifesting a pink shard. Scolding Ronan for once again breaking his promise, Zoe stabs his back with the blade, causing the blob to regain complete control.
Just as the creature is about to attack, Undyne manifests the last of her Determination within a spear and throws it at the blob, exploding it into mere smoke.
As Ronan awakes, following the blast, Rave drops from his body, unconscious, provoking Raven and Tobias to quickly rush to attempt to treat him. While they are successfully able to regenerate the holes created within his body, Raven realizes that he has already lost an excessive quantity of blood, and asks Undyne to carry him to a nearby vehicle. Meanwhile, Raven comforts Ronan, assuring him that none of the situation was his fault, stating that he too requires medical attention. The team then evacuates the area, urgently travelling towards the hospital to save Rave.
Three days later, Rave awakens in a hospital bed. Sitting up, he sees a preoccupied Ronan, who quickly notices him. After being notified of the city’s survival and ongoing reconstruction, Rave endures immediate guilt for sleeping through everything as district leader, stating that the city requires his presence. Ronan disagrees, however, stating that he had already handled most of Rave’s matters, and requests that he keeps resting.
After Rave and Grace argue in the hallway about the former's level of success in the recent situation and how fit he is for the position before him, a furious Ronan steps forward, protectively in front of Rave, and begins to scold his mother before she can walk away. He states that her son had in fact been successful in protecting many from death. Grace calmly responds, stating that the situation had only become of astronomical danger due to Rave’s incapability. Ronan retaliates, stating that Grace hadn’t seen anything that her son had done, adding that Rave had saved everyone’s lives singlehandedly. Grace attempts to combat this argument, only to be interrupted once again by Ronan, who proclaims Rave’s intense care towards his people and district, going on to state that he would much rather have him as their leader than someone like her, and that her perception of a strong leader is inaccurate.
Grace, defeated, silently exits the hospital. As Ronan turns to face his friend, Rave, the latter is exhausted and collapses into his arms. As Ronan carries his friend back towards his room, he states that he’ll be willing to assist Rave through all of his matters as district leader, promising to forever act as his friend, to which Rave warmly agrees.
Ronan is later seen in the credits with Raven, cheering on Hugo and Robin during the Wizard Council's constitutional ceremony.
- Ronan is an excellent chef and is extremely patient when teaching enthusiastic people like Undyne to cook.
- In Game Over Part 2, a yellow aura can be seen around Ronan. This is an example of a magical aura, which all Traited users possess.
- As shown in Hope, Ronan was the former husband of Zoe Phenix.