'''Richard Henry Blood, Sr.''' is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name '''Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat.''' He is known for being one of the few wrestlers to have stayed a {{Face}} for his entire career.

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!!! "The Dragon's tropes will SCORCH YOUR BACK!":
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/DonMuraco, Wrestling/RickRude, [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin "Stunning" Steve Austin]]
* [[AwesomeMcCoolName Awesome [=McCool=] Name]]: Just look above, the only reason he didn't use it when wrestling is that "Richard Blood" doesn't suit a career Face too well.
* {{Badass}}: During the match at ''Wrestling/{{WCW}} Clash of the Champions XVII'', November 19, 1991, where he and Dustin Rhodes defeated [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Champions]] Wrestling/ArnAnderson and Larry Zbyszko for the belts, Arn tried to rationalize what appeared to be a hopeless situation by saying, "He's just a man!"
* BashBrothers: With Jay Youngblood, Paul Jones, [[Wrestling/{{Goldust}} Dustin Rhodes]], Wrestling/ShaneDouglas (pre-ECW, of course)
* CombatCommentator: Served as one for the Pro Wrestling Syndicate
* {{Corpsing}}: In the profile for the Brisco Brothers (Jack and Jerry) in the book ''The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams,'' while discussing his and Jay Youngblood's matches with the Briscos, said, "You would not believe the number of times I had to stop from laughing. I'd be in the corner covering my mouth, but you could see my belly bouncing up and down."
* TheDragon: His RedBaron
* {{Face}}: Spent his ''entire career'' as a good guy, which is almost unheard of in ProfessionalWrestling.
** He actually wanted to turn heel a few times, but bookers were unconvinced that he fans would buy him as a bad guy. He was reportedly told that even if he went out there with a chainsaw and sawed Wrestling/HulkHogan's arms off, the fans ''still'' wouldn't buy it. In fact, he's so likable that his real name (Richard Blood), an easy to use ring name, was changed to match his personality.
* {{Flanderization}}: Originally nicknamed "The Dragon" due to his physical similarity to Creator/BruceLee. When he came back in 1991, he became an anthropomorphic dragon who breathed fire.
* HopeSpot: In American Pro Wrestling, this trope is most commonly referred to as "the law of Steamboat" or "the rule of baby face" and then credited to Ricky Steamboat. Even if it was completely ineffective, he'd always make sure to do something to at least let people know he was still trying to win.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Particularly known for his top rope cross body, a seemingly [[SoLastSeason outdated]] move which became a lot more popular in WWE when he came out of retirement to wrestle Wrestling/ChrisJericho.
* LegacyCharacter: Of Sam Steamboat
* LighterAndSofter: During his second run in the [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]] after his stint in the WWF, he was well known for having his wife and son at ringside with him during his matches, portraying himself as a settled family man. This arguably worked against him, as the idea of the happily staid babyface was becoming passe in the early 90s and he spent most of his tenure feuding with Wrestling/RicFlair, he of the fast cars and faster women, who despite being the heel had the far more entertaining gimmick.
* LightningBruiser
* MartialArtsHeadband: For show mostly when doing promos, he rarely wrestled in it.
* TheMaster
* RealSongThemeTune: Music/TheAlanParsonsProject's "Sirius"
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In TNA, he was hired with the hopes he would be a reasonable one after a successive string of {{bad boss}}es and [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs attempted company takeovers]]. He ended up being perhaps ''too'' nice.
* RetiredBadass (In 2009, ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome And How]]''!)
* TheRival
** Wrestling/RicFlair and Steamboat had a series of matches known as the "holy trilogy" both for how good they were and how much they drew in 1989. Of course, he and Ric Flair had feuded before that too.
** To Wrestling/MickFoley in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, on whether the promotion should be showcasing more "pure wrestling" or "{{Garbage Wrestl|er}}ing".
* SignatureMove: Top rope cross body.
* SummonBiggerFish: He used a Komodo dragon to chase off Wrestling/JakeRoberts and his python Damien.
* TagTeam:
** The South Pacific Connection, with Wrestling/JimmySnuka in WWE.
** CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown: Los Dos Hombres, in mid-1993 WCW. It was supposed to have been Steamboat and Douglas under masks against the Hollywood Blondes ("Stunning" Steve Austin and [[Wrestling/BrianPillman "Flyin'" Brian Pillman]]), but Douglas had left/quit/been fired and Brad Armstrong was the second guy. For the cage match at ''WCW [=Slamboree=] 93'', it was Tom Zenk.
* TakeThat: He had an issue with Wrestling/RonKillings in TNA, but when Ricky Steamboat tried to put Killings in his place, Ron Killings instead ran down Ricky Steamboat's WWF career and stated based on his wrestling ability alone Steamboat should have been WWF Champion but was held back for things he could not help.(basically, being an Asian man) In response to this, Steamboat gave Killings a shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
* UnderwearOfPower: Before switching to long tights in the mid-1980's.
* WorthyOpponent: Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/ColtCabana and Ace Steel, the Second City Saints. They even teamed up together against Generation Next in Ring Of Honor.
* WrestlingFamily: His brother Vic was also a professional wrestler. His [[Wrestling/RichieSteamboat son]] is a wrestler in WWE's developmental territory of FCW.