Storm Dragon Veldora (【暴風竜】ヴェルドラ [bōfū ryū] verudora), also known as Veldora Tempest (ヴェルドラ゠テンペスト verudora tenpesuto) is the fourth True Dragon.
After he was released, he chose to reside in the Jura Tempest Federation as it's guardian deity.
Veldora just wants to rampage. He's only dangerous if he doesn't get to unwind once in a while.
He is also quite energetic and prideful as he shows that he has no reservation in showing off his strength.
After knowing Rimuru and reading the "sacred" writings (manga) that he had in his memories from his old world and living in Tempest, he developed a somewhat more patient, analytical, and less impulsive personality.
Despite his nonchalant personality, he greatly appreciates Rimuru as his sworn friend and trusts him. So he gets angry when someone tries to attack him cowardly, as was the case with Tatsuya Kondou in his fight against his older sister Velgrynd.
Veldora is not good at facing his older sister Velzado, so he avoids contact with her as much as possible.
In his mind, Veldora was the baby of his family. He believed that his sisters were only there to torture him until he was believed dead and Velgrynd took up arms to avenge him. As such, he views Rimuru as his best friend and brother figure in that he not only understands him but corrects him in a manner where he can learn without pain and humiliation.
His scales gleam like black steel, flexible, and durable, like the scales of a fish.
As a medium, he was given one of Rimuru's clones, moving his consciousness into it. Thus releasing him from his stomach. Veldora in human form has blonde hair, is about two meters tall and the body turned firm the face masculine. Only Rimuru's general facial features remained. He has become a good looking young man. He has the look of a complete battle maniac, taking on an easy to fight in, yet intimidating form.
Dragons are immortal and unblemished beings made of pure energy and formed by sentient beings' prayers. With only 4 True Dragons in the world, Veldora is a top-class existence. Due to a certain incident 300 years ago in which Veldora trashed a human city and attacked Demon Lord Ruminas, and was subsequently defeated by the dispatched Summoned Hero. The beautiful hero imprisoned him in her Unlimited imprisonment, sentencing him to live his days in monotonous boredom. Not that he seems to regret it.
However, one fateful day, his foot got bumped by a slime. Curious, as nothing should be able to get close to him due to his pure energy composition, he started to converse with the small slime...
After befriending Rimuru, Veldora consented to Rimuru's plan to release him from the Unlimited imprisonment. While Rimuru goes on his adventure, Veldora spent a year inside Rimuru's storage space, conducting his own analysis on Unlimited imprisonment. He goes through Rimuru's memories of his previous life in Japan to pass the time and takes a liking to manga and anime.
Veldora got unleashed on the unsuspecting world after Wisdom Lord Raphael underwent an upgrade in analysis speed and finished preparations of freeing Veldora's astral body. Through a Soul Corridor with Rimuru, Veldora can inhabit one of Rimuru's clones as his own form. He's also essentially immortal, with his memories stored within Rimuru, being able to be summoned again no matter the previous vessel's state. The dragon is over the moon when he finds out his Investigator, a skill that reflects himself went from a unique skill to become an Ultimate Skill, a once in a few thousand years event, thanks to Rimuru's Demon Lord ascension and Harvest Festival bequeathing skills upon related souls.
Maze Operations (Light Novel Vol 10)
- Veldora vs Hinata: Victory
Awakening of the Hero (Light Novel Vol 11)
- Veldora vs Chorona: Indecisive
Scorch Dragon vs Storm Dragon (Light Novel Vol 15)
- Veldora vs Velgryind: Interrupted
- Veldora tends to read mangas and stories from Rimuru's memories and treats them as sacred texts to pattern his life by.
- Veldora loves to laugh out loud, with his most iconic laugh being the 3-stage laugh.
- Veldora always acts tough even when he is in Pinch Situation.