|Real Name||Derek Vasquez|
|Buster Colors||Blue & Gold|
"Lady Luck, if you're not with me tonight then I'm in so much trouble..."
An impulsive risk-taker and self-proclaimed ladies man, Derek Vasquez considers himself to be a professional gambler first, a Strider second. A native of Mexico City, Derek was raised by relatives and never knew his parents. Because of this, he tends to treat Sarah Storm almost like a younger sister at times. Unfortunately, his nature to take risks has earned him a reputation among the Striders. No one is ever sure if it's a good or a bad thing to have him backing them up. When Derek is not risking everything on a impulsive trick, he usually is armed with his Fire Cipher, a sword whose blade becomes super-heated. Also, Derek is currently the only Strider who actively claims to have actually carried on a complete conversation with Hiryu.