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|Game||Tales of Innocence|
|Height||6'0" / 183 cm|
|Weight||170 lbs / 77 kg|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Hiroaki Hirata|
|Character Designer||Mutsumi Inomata|
Ricardo Soldato (リカルド・ソルダート Rikarudo Sorudaato?) is one of the protagonists in Tales of Innocence. He is a sniper who wields his bayonet with remarkable ability. Ricardo is wise, experienced, and rationally makes agreements, appearing before Ruca Milda and his companions as a mercenary for hire. He is the reincarnation of the Ratio general Hypnos.
Ricardo's fighting style is an original one consisting of long-ranged rifle shots. He has several close-ranged artes borrowed from Eugene Gallardo to deliver quick Earth-based damage. He also has Dark-elemental spells and some support spells as well. Ricardo's mystic arte is Endless Tragedy, in which he turns into Hypnos and spins his scythe around several times, releasing an energy that lifts the enemy.
- Ricardo is a Spanish given name derived from the Latin Ricardus, meaning "powerful ruler". There is also an Italian variant, Riccardo. Soldato is the Italian word for "soldier", but also holds the same meaning in Esperanto, reflecting many other characters' surnames in the game.
- Ricardo calls other people by their full name or family name. In the original version of the game, he calls his comrades by their family name, while in the remake, he calls them by their first name instead after Illia Animi tells him not to be so stiff.