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This article pertains to the Nitro. For the salad in Acacia's menu of the same name, see AIR.


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Name
Japanese エア
Romanized Ea
Aliases AIR (codename)
Profile
Race Blue Nitro
Age Unknown
Status Deceased
Professional Status
Affiliation Gourmet Nobility
Occupation Gourmet Noble
Personal Status
Relatives None known
Debut Appearance
Manga Gourmet 279
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AIR (エア Ea)[1] was the codename of one of the infamous Gourmet Nobility. As its name suggests, it was in charge of "Food King" AIR.

AIR is also the Nitro who deals the fatal blow to IGO President Ichiryu.

AppearanceEdit

AIR is a bronze-skinned Nitro of average height with orange fur and a purple tuft of hair on its head.[2] Its very simple attire is similar to PAIR's, consisting of what appears to be some sort of tribal skirt and bandolier.

PersonalityEdit

Being part of the Gourmet Nobility, AIR's only concern is acquiring Acacia's Full Course and doing whatever it takes to further the Nobles' goals. As one of the Blue Nitro, AIR is completely loyal to the will of the Nobles' cause, having remained true to it since ancient times all for the sake of reviving Neo and sealing it away at all costs. It is a brutal and merciless being with no qualms about killing a defenseless Ichiryu, and is also quite arrogant and overconfident, believing itself to be strong enough to handle Midora as well.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Being a Blue Nitro, AIR is an individual of incredible strength and skill. It is able to retreat quickly before his life is taken away by an angry Midora. Being one of the Gourmet Nobles, AIR is a very knowledgeable being, having access to all the valuable information known to the Blue Nitros. In the end though, he is no match against Neo, even in its incomplete state.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

At an unknown point, after PAIR met the future "Gourmet God" Acacia in the continent of Area 7, the Gourmet Nobility made an agreement with Acacia, teaching him how to acquire GOD in exchange for aiding them in their goals.

Gourmet WarEdit

Around the time of the Gourmet Solar Eclipse, while Acacia and his family were at their home, the Blue Nitro surrounded their home and escorted Acacia and Froese to the location of GOD.

Cooking Festival ArcEdit

After Midora spares Ichiryu's life during their battle, AIR appears and delivers the finishing blow to end the latter's life.[3] Midora questions its actions, knowing that it can understand what he is saying. When AIR goes to consume Ichiryu, Midora criticizes the Blue Nitro for their gluttonous nature and simple mindedness and gives a stern warning on the consequences of its actions. Sensing Midora's power, AIR escapes through the Hungry Space net that he cast out in order to kill it.[4]

AIR ArcEdit

After Joie reaches the mysterious Dining Planet, he meets with the powerful Gourmet Nobility, who sit around a meeting table placed on an immensely tall pillar. NEWS points out that Joie is the second human to ever reach them after Froese. When Joie asks if he was able to reach them because of his Food Luck and if his blossoming Food Luck was also due to the awakening of Acacia's Full Course, ANOTHER speaks up and tells him that the course is indeed a condition for the awakening of Food Luck but it will be the impetus that will truly make Food Luck blossom. Joie with this information realizes that he cannot let anyone else claim the divine Full Course and calls his NEO subordinates to begin preparations, claiming that he shall take care of the course so the Nobles do not have to sully their hands. He then informs them that NEO's Ark is now complete.[5]

After the Four Heavenly Kings, Hex Food Beast Knights, and Komatsu successfully capture AIR, Heracles gives birth to a healthy foal and the Rainbow Bridges form across the Gourmet World, reviving the legend known as Herac's Response. When Heracles' foal performs the sacred ritual, the whole world feels its call, including the Blue Nitro.[6] When day turns into night upon Area 8, the people of Hex Food World feast on Acacia's Salad. When the Daruma Hermit tells the history of the Nitro, he feels alarmed as the Blue Nitro did not attempt to take the Food King AIR. However, unknown to everyone, the Blue Nitro did not take AIR but instead gave the task to NEO to take the ingredient when it has been prepared properly.[7]

PAIR ArcEdit

While the Gourmet Nobles discuss the recent events surrounding AIR and the Four Heavenly Kings presence in Area 7, PAIR suddenly arrives much to the surprise of the other nobles and NEWS brings up that PAIR also met Acacia in Area 7. The noble then asks PAIR how it thinks Toriko and the others will capture Bambina's PAIR, and PAIR recalls that it had previously met Toriko and Komatsu back in Vegetable Sky and recognized that they were a good team, but despite this, it believes that they would be no match for the "Monkey King".[8]

ANOTHER ArcEdit

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Neo kills and eats AIR.

AIR was with his fellow Nobles in the Farthest Kitchen preparing the ingredients from Acacia's Full Course in hopes of reviving Neo and finally sealing it away. However, AIR failed to foresee Neo's intentions, as the demon quickly lunged at AIR and ate him alive,[9] instantly killing the once fearsome Nitro before moving on and beginning its rampage across the planet.[10]

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