Ryoto Tayama (多山 竜人,Tayama Ryouto?) is an original character created by Jackkel Dragon. He is one of the protagonists of Zero Hope.
Ryoto has short, dark brown hair, which is fairly neat apart from two tufts that stick out at each side of his head. He has dark brown eyes, but they have a red tint to them.
He wears the same school uniform as Yukio, consisting of a white shirt with short sleeves, black pants and dark brown shoes. However, in addition to this he can be seen with a dark green undershirt on, and he wears his school jacket draped over his shoulders almost like a cape. He wears a dark reddish-brown belt, and a silver digital watch on his right wrist.
Ryoto is a good student, making friends easily with teachers and fellow students alike. However, he will not tolerate bullies, which sometimes gets him into awkward situations.