Ryuk (Japanese: リューク Hepburn: Ryūku) is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. He is a bored Shinigami that drops a Death Note, a notebook that allows you to kill anyone simply by knowing their name and face, into the human world in order to have fun. It is picked up by Light Yagami, a young genius who uses it in an attempt to create and rule a utopia cleansed of evil, with him at the helm as a "god".
Powers and Stats
Origin: Death Note
Classification: Shinigami, Death Note User
Powers and Abilities: Death Manipulation (Can kill any human as long as he knows their face and name by writing their name in the Death Note), Immortality (Types 1 and 4), Durability Negation (With Death Note), True Flight, Nigh-Invulnerability, Intangibility, One Hit Kill (With Death Note), Invisibility, Eye of Death (Can see the name and date of death of a human when he sees their face)
Attack Potency: Athlete level. Unknown with the Death Note (It can kill any human whose name is written in it)
Speed: Athletic Human, possibly Superhuman in flight
Lifting Strength: Possibly Above average human
Striking Strength: Possibly Human Class
Durability: At least Wall level, Immortality make him very hard to kill
Range: Standard melee range. Multi-Universal with the Death Note (Shinigami are capable of killing humans on Earth with it from their separate realm)
Standard Equipment: Death Note
Intelligence: Above average human (According to official stats his intelligence is equal to Yagami Soichiro, chief of the National Police Force)
Weaknesses: Ryuk has to obey the laws promulgated by King of Gods of the Death, at the risk of dying (for example it is forbidden to him to kill a human being with for objective to extend the life expectancy of another human being, or still to kill a human being without using Death Note). Furthermore, he regularly has to kill human beings with his Death Note to extend his own life expectancy.