Risky Boots is the primary recurring antagonist of the Shantae series. The nefarious lady-pirate is Shantae's nemesis and is known throughout Sequin Land for her love of wealth, power, and all shiny things. Risky is an unchallenged and self-appointed 'queen of the Seven Seas', and will caution and toll anyone who thinks otherwise. Risky is a villain with the skills and luck usually reserved for the good guys. Capable, dominating, and deadly, Risky isn't afraid to claim what's not hers. She commands an endless army of Tinkerbats who follow her orders without question, building her weapons of war and scavenging the resources that make her schemes become reality. It is shown that her mentor was the Pirate Master
Powers and Stats
Name: Risky Boots
Age: Unknown, Above 16
Classification: Lady-Pirate, Queen of the Seven Seas
Speed: Supersonic (Comparable to Shantae). Subsonic Travel Speed with her boots (Shantae is able to run on Water and Lava using the Boots, as well as enable her to not catch fire or feel the heats of around 1,165 F while running on Lava, showing her being able to outspeed her own sensory neurones using Risky's boots)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Range: Several metres with Flintlock Pistol
- Flintlock Pistol: Used for light ranged attacks. It has infinite ammo
- Pirate Hat: A large pirate hat that can inflate to sizes large than the average human, and act as a makeshift parachute for slowed decent from the air. It’s useful for extending the length or jumps. Risky can also use it to gain altitude by using it at the same place as updrafts of air and wind.
- Scitmar: A large scimitar blade used for stronger melee attacks and powerful jumping downward thrusting attacks.
- Risky's Boots: A set of boots that allows Risky to enter a powerful dash after traveling in the same direction for a few seconds. At top speeds she can run over lava, water and spikes with no problems. She can even rapidly drive through layers of rock and stone. Although Shantae has proved these feats with her boots, seeing as they belong to her, it would be accurate to assume she can do this as well
- Cannon: A powerful cannon that Risky can shoot, she has never shown to use it like Shantae does though
Intelligence: Highly Intelligent (Able to conceive grandiose machines for her Tinkerbats to build and to operate them quite effectively)
Weaknesses: Defenceless without her weapons (Was overwhelmed by Cackle Bats)
- Skilled Athleticism: Despite being Human, Risky shows many surprising athletic endeavours. Risky can dash around in mid-air for dive-bombing attacks and perform a brutal slide-kick when on the ground. She is also able to perform various acrobatic feats akin to parkour, which seems to suggest superhuman levels of athleticism.
- Cold Resistance: Risky has also shown to resist low temperatures, that of those in Frostbite Island and Mount Pointy, unlike Shantae, who can feel the cold.