|NEXT Power||Ice Manipulation|
|Sponsors||Pepsi NEX (Suntory)|
|Sponsor Company||Titan Industry|
|Age||16 (episodes 1-13)|
17 (episodes 14-25)
18 (episode 25 epilogue)
|Height||161 cm. (5'3")|
Blue (in costume)
Ice blue (in costume)
|Relatives||Christina Lyle (mother)|
Eric Lyle (father)
All's well that ends well
Karina Lyle (カリーナ・ライル) AKA Blue Rose (ブルーローズ), is a superhero who still attends high school. She lives with her parents and makes use of her heroic feats to boost her career as a singer. She also works as a pianist under her real name in a local resturant.
Heroic DoubtsEditKarina becomes unsure of her direction as a hero, claiming she had only become one as a stepping stone to her ambition for a singing career. Kotetsu questions her attitude toward being a hero and at first, she doesn't bother to listen. He speaks with her following one of her piano performances, urging her to do what makes her happiest. Soon after, she is faced with a critical decision when she is called to replace an ill performer at the same time as a crisis in the city demands the heroes' attention. Karina opts to perform piano instead of answering the call on her hero bracelet. While she is busy playing, the bar TV shows coverage of the situation with the heroes and she starts to doubt her choice. Ultimately, she leaves the performance early in order to provide Wild Tiger and Barnaby with much-needed assistance. Having finally reached a satisfactory decision, she states that she intends to save people because it's what she wants to do.
Jake Martinez and a City Held CaptiveEdit
When Sternbild City is overrun with Ouroboros' exosuits, Agnes breaks up the heroes to ensure maximum citywide coverage. Blue Rose and Dragon Kid are sent to the same area but, like the other heroes, have difficulty defeating the exosuits. Later, once the hero battles against Jake have begun, Blue Rose, Dragon Kid and Fire Emblem are ultimately sent to deal with the exosuits after their command signals have been jammed.
Following the 10-month timeskip and the increased popularity of Barnaby and Wild Tiger, Karina suddenly finds herself stuck performing onstage with the duo. Agnes tasks her with teaching the appropriate dance moves to the pair, which Karina does somewhat begrudgingly. When Kotetsu accidentally spills a drink on Karina's towel, she ends up with a replacement bearing the name of Liquors Kaburagi. During the concert, a thief breaks into Karina's dressing room and steals her bag, which contains her new towel. Upon discovering the room in shambles, Karina finds herself close to tears over the loss of the towel and realizes that she has developed a crush on Kotetsu. She is subsequently very relieved when the thief is caught and, pulling the towel out of her bag, blurts out that she intends to treasure it forever - much to Kotetsu's confusion.
Following Barnaby's mental breakdown and disappearance, Maverick calls the rest of the heroes together for an announcement concerning the future of Hero TV. The announcement meeting turns out to have been a front to allow him to drug the drinks of all those present and manipulate their memories. As a result, Karina's memories are changed so she no longer recognizes Kotetsu as being Wild Tiger. When Kotetsu is subsequently framed for murder, Blue Rose and the rest of the heroes chase him throughout the city. When Kotetsu encounters her, he is nearly able to convince her that he is the real Wild Tiger - until the arrival of a fake Wild Tiger.
She's seen at a book store with her classmates, who are ecstatic about the new single her alter ego just released. Karina is secretly reading a book, which Fire Emblem is said to recommend on the cover, on how to win a single dad's heart; even though it's been a long time, Karina's crush hasn't faded. She is later called into action, succeeding in making the arrest of the criminals. She then watches much to her joy and surprise as Wild Tiger makes a return as a Second League hero, chasing Christmast bandits.
In her opinion, Kotetsu is a rude and lazy klutz with a bad sense of humor. At first she views him as an obnoxious old man with dumb ideals, but after she sees his determination with her own eyes, she decides to become a dedicated hero. Even though Kotetsu is a goof and does some pretty stupid things, she eventually developes feelings towards him. Even the sudden knowledge that he has a young daughter drove her into a state of shock, also the sudden revelation of him not dying during the H-01 attack made her burst into tears and hug him. In the epilogue, it is shown that her love for him is serious enough to make her read a book about how to make a single father (Kotetsu) fall in love.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Blue Rose has the ability to control and manipulate ice. The majority of the time she uses a pair of "Liquid Freezing Guns" to channel her powers, but she is also able to channel her powers without them. When using her powers without the guns, the infinity symbol appears. Her so-called "Cutie Escape", considered somewhat of a signature technique, involves her sliding down the nearest icy slope to get away from a dangerous situation which Wild Tiger commented that she's just running away like a coward. She hasn't used it as often since deciding to become a more dedicated hero, however.
Aside from her NEXT powers, she is also an excellent singer and pianist. Her dance skills are good enough that she is able to teach Kotetsu and Barnaby in a matter of days to perform in sync with her.
Hero SuitEditBlue Rose's costume also doubles as her pop-star alter-ego outfit. Her father doesn't approve of how scantily clad it leaves her. Blue Rose also ties her hair up, having a bit of it hang over the left side of her forehead. Her hat and stockings bear the logo for Pepsi NEX, the latter holding her guns in holsters at her thighs; the logo is also on her glvoes. Her gloves have fake nails that look like ice. She ices her hair over to make it that shade of light winter blue, uses some other method to disguise the true colors of her eyes. Two thorns protrude from the back of her outfit, which coincidentally form a heart shape. The manner in which the costume is designed makes Blue Rose's bust look larger than it actually is.
Hero Suit, PV VersionEditIn the series' original PV, Blue Rose's hero suit looks strikingly different from the standard version. More of her front but less of her back is covered and the design of her gloves and boots are slightly more complex. The color scheme involves far more white and her hair is spiky and waist-long.
Blue Rose's bike resembles a cross between a snowmobile and ice skates. It is kept inside her transport vehicle, which can open up into a portable stage.
- Her catchphrase is "My ice may be a little cold, but your crime has been put completely on hold!"
- Karina is shown to be the only known hero still living with her parents.
- Her dream is to become a famous singer, not a hero.
- In the original PV, her name is misspelled as "Kalyna Lail."
- Her powers are based of X-men's Bobby Drake, aka Ice Man.