Four Heavenly Kings
|Base of Operations||Simple Diet Hill|
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The Gourmet Knights (グルメ騎士 Gurume Kishi) are an order of Gourmet Hunters that follow a strict "Gourmet Doctrine" which states: "to entrust one's life completely to nature". This means shunning man-made medicines or anything else that would normally not be found in nature or is completely artificial. They live in Simple Diet Hill, a place where many of its populace also follow the Gourmet Doctrine. Toriko also stated that they are used to fasting so they can survive for a long time without eating.
It is unknown for how long the Gourmet Knights have existed. Their leader Aimaru has been taking care of the sick and diseased for many years by "eating" the diseases that infect them and effectively curing them while taking the burden of the disease upon himself. This is how the Gourmet Knights also recruited the young and orphaned Takimaru who suffered from a rare Gourmet World disease, and it was Takimaru who helped to remove its fatal effects from Aimaru and then recruited him into the Gourmet Knights.
Century Soup Arc
After so many years of consuming diseases, Aimaru finally suffered the backlash and was slowly dying, and to save him, Takimaru takes part in the hunt for the Century Soup to earn enough money to buy him medicine from Life. Luckily Takimaru is aided by Toriko himself as well as the Gourmet Yakuza member Match. While they are not able to acquire the soup nor the money, they are able to go to Life with the aid of Setsuno and Teppei, and Takimaru meets Yosaku, who gives him an antidote for Aimaru. Takimaru convinces Aimaru to take the medicine by telling him of Toriko's eagerness to continue competing with him, allowing the leader of the Gourmet Knights to keep on living.
Bubble Fruit Arc
At an unknown point, Aimaru paid a visit to the Shokurin Temple and mastered Food Honor and was also able to strengthen the Gourmet Cells of his knights. He is later visited by Toriko and Komatsu who seek his aid in acquiring some Eco Nori, and are luckily aided by Takimaru.
Cooking Festival Arc
The members of the Gourmet Knights along with their leader Aimaru are present during the Four Heavenly Kings' departure to the Gourmet World. Before leaving, Aimaru and Takimaru promise to join them on their journey soon.
|Members||Takimaru • Akimaru • Tsukimaru • Raimaru • Kagemaru • Yukimaru|
|Locations||Simple Diet Hill (base)|
|Affiliations||Toriko • Komatsu|
|Known Gourmet Hunters||Acacia • Atashino • Brubo • Buchichupon • Chin Chinchin • Coco • Drunker • Guemon • Hatch • Ichiryu • Jiro • Makky • Manabu Sakamaki • Manan • Midora • Morijii • Nosh • Peck • Penpen • Rapp • Renalle • Ryoutei • Safla • Sakura • Shusaku Shirakawa • Starjun • Sunny • Thor • Toriko • Tsurara Mama • Yocchi • Zebra • Zen • Zongeh|
|Groups||Four Heavenly Kings • Gourmet Corp. • Gourmet Yakuza • Gourmet Knights • Hex Food Beast Knights • Underground Heavenly Kings|
|Related Articles||Combo • Animal Partner • Gourmet Cells • Full Course Menu • Knocking • Weapons • GT Robo • Bar Heavy Lodge • World Kitchen|
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|Four Heavenly Kings||Toriko • Coco • Sunny • Zebra|
|Animal Partners||Terry Cloth • Ob • Kiss • Quinn • Dharma Horse (temporary) • Octo-chan • Denshark (temporary) • Crabbus (temporary) • Turtloon (temporary) • Battleship Pufferfish (temporary) • Walrhouse (temporary) • Submarjack (temporary)|
|Support Group||0th Biotope • Aimaru • Brunch • Chichi • Chin Chinchin • Chiru • Chiyo • Damala Sky XIII • Gourmet Knights • Gourmet Yakuza • IGO • Jiji • Jiro • Johannes • Kaka • Komatsu • Livebearer • Mansam • Match • Melk the Second • Morijii • Pukin • Rin • Setsuno • Shokurin Temple • Shuu • Starjun • Takimaru • Teppei • Tom • Tylan • Underground Cooking World • Wabutora • Yuda • Yun|
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