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He hasn't got to the griffin yet, unfortunately.
Alexander Purchinov is president for life of the country of Pursia, a country ruled by violence and the influence of its government. Alexander always desires to be dominant, and "ride" things, whether literally or figuratively. Now that he has already ridden his country, his next target is a fantasy world that has orcs, wyverns, and centaurs.
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The Ride-On King is an ongoing 2018 manga series by Baba Yasushi. It has been serialized in Kodansha's Gekkan Shounen Magazine and Shounen Sirius, and has been collected into 3 volumes so far.

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  • Bears Are Bad News: Purchinov threw one down judo-style, then it agrees on being his steed.
  • Benevolent Boss: Purchinov may have an authoritarian bent, but he does his best to ensure his subjects comfort.
  • Cute Witch: Bell, the other half of Saki's adventuring party and on the run from The Tower, a rather mercenary academy-slash-guild of wizards.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Seems to be a recurring theme with magical beasts and Purchinov.
  • Egopolis: Purchinov leads the country of Pursia.
  • The Empire: Purchinov is dumped into a fantasy one.
  • Expy: Purchinov is a more buff Vladimir Putin, though his country is more akin to one of the USSR's smaller successor states than to Russia itself.
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  • Fantastic Racism: the non-Crest sentients (Centaurs, spirit beasts, orcs, etc; basically anyone that's not a human, dwarf, or elf) are susceptible to slavery and discrimination in the empire. Even elves get enslaved once in a while.
  • Fantastic Drug: Healing potions can cause addiction, as it would 'overheal' and gives the body a temporary boost if taken when not injured. Bell is one such addict.
  • Guardian Entity: The wolf Purchinov rescued agrees to be this for the home village of the children he rescued in the same battle, and as such grew a third eye.
  • Heroic Bastard: Saki is an illegitimate daughter of the Squider family of nobles, and running away from her family with Bell is one of her first major decisions in life.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Bell has one, doubling as a Nice Hat.
  • Magic Knight: Saki and Jilalie both meld swordplay and magic.
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  • Noble Wolf: One agrees to help Purchinov after released from slavery.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: The foals are mostly bipedal as an infant; they aren't quadrupedal as usual centaurs until they grow a bit older.
  • Playing with Fire: Jilalie's favored element.
  • Really 700 Years Old/Vague Age: Kannya is certainly older than she looked, although how much so is kept vague.
  • Shock and Awe: Saki's favored combat spell is a bolt of lightning to her enemies.
  • Slave Collar: One that erases the will of its user altogether and blows up upon forced removal.
  • World's Strongest Man: The first chapter has this in spades (defeating a terrorist truck with a shoulder throw, anyone?) for Purchinov. Over the course of the story, it only gets wackier.
  • Worthy Opponent: The undead dragon views Purchinov as one.
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