Rumi Aikawa (相川 留美, Aikawa Rumi) is a support character from the Metal Slug series.
Rumi's primary intention of joining the Regular Army is because of her mother diagnosed with a heart condition as well as her older sister, Madoka, who was physically weak, so that both of them can make use of the Regular Army's medical facilities for treatment.
During her training, she was accidentally shipped to the frontlines after a paperwork fiasco and, despite the fact that her training was not yet completed, she manages to escape fighting unscathed and without capture.
After the first conflict with the Rebellion, Rumi is given a chance to resign from her position, and carry out the rest of her life as a civilian. She declines the offer and transfers into the Regular Army's Intelligence Division.
As a supply sergeant, she packs an incredible amount of cargo into her backpack and tries to deliver them to the friendly forces, out in the battlefield, in hopes to help them win. However she has a horrible sense of direction, and often gets lost. This results in her appearing out of nowhere, and vanishing without a trace, gaining her the nickname "The Wandering Ghost" by other soldiers.
Her sister, Madoka, also appeared to have joined the military but in a bid to be more fit. Like her sister though, she too has been thrown to the frontlines by problematic paperwork, and often wanders off within the battlefield.
Rumi is also known to talk incessantly, and has been known to occasionally sass back to superior officers. Her favorite quote is "Hmph!". She was also seen piloting a HI-DO copter on Metal Slug 3D and Metal Slug 7 and XX
Rumi is a young woman with blue eyes and blonde hair in a ponytail. She wears green wrist bands, a white buttoned T-shirt tucked into a green pair of shorts with a black belt, white socks rolled up to her knees and green boots.
Rumi spawns at least once on each Mission, much like the POW NPCs, but drops more than one pickup when found. After that, she salutes and runs off-screen (and likely into thin air).
|Heroes||Marco Rossi | Tarma Roving | Eri Kasamoto | Fio Germi | Trevor Spacey | Nadia Cassel | Ralf Jones | Clark Still | Leona Heidern | Walter Ryan | Tyra Elson | Roberto Nicola | Nathalie Neo | Alisa Stewart | Gimlet | Red Eye | Tequilla|
|Support||Hyakutaro | Rumi Aikawa | Madoka Aikawa | Utan | Issenman Tarou | Eris|
|Villains||Donald Morden | Allen O'Neil | Abul Abbas | Rootmars | Amadeus | Evil Spirit Incarnate | Invader Queen | Allen Jr. | Oguma | Macba | Hilde Garn | Unknown Alien|
|Instructors||Sophia | Margaret | Lilly | Mary | Cynthia|
|NPC||POWs | Parker | Satiko Suzuki | Scott Amundsen Jr. | Miner | Genie of Lamp | Orca | President | Sailor | Rebel NCO|
|Cameos||KOF Team | Battle Cats|
|Unused||Achilles | Tabomba | Ptolemaios|
|MSA Newcomers||Scotia Amundsen | Pharaoh | Red Goblin | El Dorado | Professor | Dragunov | MS-Alice | Abigail | Vatn | Yoshino | Odette | Beatriz | Caroline|