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Tina
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Kanji ティナ
Rōmaji Tina
Personal Information
Gender Female
Age Presumably in her late teens or early 20's (Flashback)
Status
Status Unknown
Debut
Manga ACT.159 (Flashback)

Tina (ティナ Tina) was Rick's girlfriend who called Kuon Hizuri a "murderer" when Rick was hit by a truck while chasing Kuon, causing Kuon to have trauma regarding Rick's death.

Personality

Tina is shown to be affectionate to her boyfriend Rick because she was shown by his side while Kuon Hizuri was too busy fighting off other people. She embraced Rick up until his final moments after he got hit by a car. However, Tina is also shown to be aggressive and hateful, especially towards Kuon because she blames him for causing the death of her beloved boyfriend.

Appearance

Tina has a medium length and wavy light-colored hair with average height. She also appears to have light-colored eyes. She is assumed to be non-Japanese as she speaks in English instead of Japanese in Kuon Hizuri's flashbacks, aside from the obvious fact that she resides in America instead of Japan.

Background

Nothing much is known about Tina's background except for the fact that she lives in America and was Rick's last girlfriend before he passed away.

Plot

Violence Mission arc

Tina's reaction to Rick's death was one of intense negativity towards Kuon Hizuri. It's something that has taken hold of him even in his Ren Tsuruga persona. He flashes back to Tina briefly when Kyoko Mogami tries to stop him from hurting Kei [1].

During Ren's PTSD, a flashback occurred of her after the near accident during the Dark Moon car stunt.[2][3]

In another flashback, Tina was mentioned by Rick while he was teaching Kuon the special omurice. He said that he's only ever shared that recipe with Tina before he eventually showed it to Kuon.[4]

Technicolor Paradise arc

While Kuon Hizuri was spending time with Kyoko Mogami at Guam, he has been suppressing his happy feelings, unable to smile because the blissful time he has right now is stolen from Rick and Tina.[5] Later on, when Kuon meets Kyoko as 'Ren Tsuruga', he makes a silent request for Rick while acknowledging that he was the cause of depriving his and Tina's future.[6]

Relationships

Rick

Rick was Tina's boyfriend before he was killed from getting hit by a car.

In Ch. 285, she is seen visiting his grave where she is wearing a watch that is possibly from Rick.

Kuon Hizuri

Tina was enraged at Kuon because Rick was killed from getting hit by a car and she cursed at Kuon for it.

In Ch. 285, it is shown that Tina thinks about Kuon as she asks "Do you think no one still knows where Kuon has gone?"

Quotes

  • (to Kuon Hizuri) I'll never forgive you even after you're dead![7]

References

  1. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 27, Chapter 159, Page 426
  2. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 28, Chapter 165, Pages 49-50
  3. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 28, Chapter 166, Pages 61-63, 65-66
  4. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 28, Chapter 169, Page 12
  5. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 35, Chapter 207, Page 28
  6. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 35, Chapter 212, Page 28
  7. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 28, Chapter 166, Page 61

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