Yuriy "Tala Valkov" Ivanov

Yuriy Ivanov

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Yuriy Ivanov (ユーリ イヴァノーフ)
Age: Season 1: 15; Season 3: 17
Bit-beast: Wolborg

Tala first appears as a Russian beyblader who seems to be really obsessed with power. Boris and his scientists experimented on Tala in order to upgrade his battling skills and added components and a program into his brain, eventually causing his brain waves to go berserk (he goes slightly insane in the match with Tyson). He was used as an experiment to connect with his mutated bit beast, but contrary to popular belief, he was not actually turned into a cyborg, the dubbed version just called it "cybertisation". He loses Voltaire's chance of World domination and his own chance of becoming a World Champion by losing to Tyson.

In the third season (Beyblade G-Revolution) he is still part of the Demolition Boys with Spencer and Bryan, plus Kai. Tala is not as successful as Kai, as shown when he is defeated by Rick and Daichi, but he is still more than a match for any opponent he faces. As the captain of the group, he tends to dislike Kai's independence, as shown when he was developing his Dranzer's new attack.

Tala is easily angered. Although he was trained not to show any emotion at all, he does just that sometimes. Biovolt decided to make Tala completely without emotions, so they made him into a cyborg for safety measures. However, after the World Championships Final it is shown that their experiment didn't work as Tala is seen shaking hands with Tyson. Tala is a natural born leader with a fiery personality. In the manga he will do anything to win and he is less loyal to Boris. However in the anime he works to impress Boris with his skills and becomes jealous when Kai Hiwatari joins the team.

In the Manga, his childhood is given quite some detail. His father was a soldier and his mother a homemaker; things in Russia changed and his father lost his status as a soldier and became a lazy, abusive drunk who would hit his wife and Tala constantly. His mother abandoned Tala with his father after some time of the abuse and when the abuse got even worse, Tala stayed with his father. His father made him go out to get food and alcohol, meaning that Tala had to steal to remain alive. This was how he met Bryan.

His beyblades are Wolborg with the Blizzalog attack, Wolborg 2 with the Botalog attack, Wolborg 3 with the Icy Blizzard attack, Wolborg 4 G with the Novae Rog attack and Wolborg Metal Snow(HMS) with the Snow Meteor attack.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Voice Actors
Invernici, Felice
Morita, Chiaki
Haydon-Devlin, Jamie