Tiger & Bunny’s Karina Lyle, better known as the hero Blue Rose, is expertly brought to life here by popular Korean cosplayer and member of the Spiral Cats (SPCats) cosplay team, Tasha.
Nicknamed the “Super Celebrity of the Heroes”, Blue Rose is a highschooler with freezing powers who still lives with her parents and makes use of her heroic feats to boost her career as a singer. She also works as a pianist in bars under her real name.
Her revealing costume, which her father disapproves of, includes advertising for Pepsi NEX, a zero calorie Pepsi available in Japan developed by Suntory, a company who took part in the experiment which successfully produced the first true blue rose through genetic engineering, hence her alias and rose-themed uniform. She is also equipped with a monowheel-snowmobile vehicle, which she propels using her powers.
Despite claiming to dislike Kotetsu, Karina develops feelings for him, which causes her much internal conflict considering the age difference. After the one year time-skip, Karina is seen reading a book about how to win a single dad’s heart; seems she hasn’t given up.
At the insistence of her sponsor company and to her distaste, Blue Rose always tells criminals “my ice is a little bit cold, but your crime has been put completely on hold!” upon apprehending them. Karina has a habit of comically retreating from fights if they get too difficult for her, an act Hero TV’s announcer dubs the “Cutie Escape”.
In the films Tiger & Bunny: the Beginning and Tiger & Bunny: the Rising, her costume’s advertising replaces the Pepsi NEX ads for standard Pepsi logos. Her sponsor company is “Titan Industry”.
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