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Rio Midou (御堂 瑠央, Midō Rio) is a character from the Emperoider Spin Series. Possessor of the ability Whiter Shade (ホワイター・シェイド, Howaitā Sheido), she is an MPLS and a student of the NP Cram School.



Rio is a petite girl with blonde hair in twintails, and yellow eyes. She is shown wearing a choker on her neck, a violet and black striped blouse over a black shirt, a black mini skirt and black boots.


Rio is a student of the NP Cram School, along with the other MPLS.


  • Whiter Shade (ホワイター・シェイド, Howaitā Sheido): Rio's MPLS ability, which allows her to judge how serious a person is, or their intentions, by looking at the "recess" of their mind, which only she can see. This ability doesn't work on everyone.


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  • Rio's last name, Midou, means "cathedral".
  • Rio's first name is written with the characters for "lapis lazuli" and "middle".
  • Rio's ability, Whiter Shade, is a reference to the debut song of Procol Harum, titled "Whiter Shade of Pale".


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