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Trident is a conglomerate of all the prominent Storm Rider teams in Kansai and is loosely allied with Genesis. The team is led by Yoshitsune, the Rumble King, and his second in command, Benkei, but all decisions are decided by a three way vote between Yoshitsune, Benkei, and Hatakeyama, a forum of which all members of Trident are a part and whose vote is achieved by general consensus.

Yoshitsune was considered dangerous by Sora, so the leader of Genesis sent an army of assassins led by Nike to wipe out Trident. Sadly, they succeeded, killing Yoshitsune and much of Trident.


    In General 

    Yoshitsune 
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Voiced By Mitsuaki Madono (JP), Jason Douglas (EN)

Yoshitsune is the leader of Trident, a conglomerate of all the Air-Trek teams in Kansai, and the current Rumble King of the Over Road. Considered a genius tactician, his abilities, both on the battlefield and off of it, have earned him considerable respect.


  • Attack Reflector: The Over Road specializes in sucking up any wind based attacks and hurling them right back with increased power, and the Rumble Regalia requires this tactic if the user wants any kind of power out of them. Yoshitsune is the undisputed master of this technique.
  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking: As the leader of all storm riders in Kansai and one of Genesis' kings, Yoshitsune is a very powerful combatant who specialises in destroying the roads of other riders, especially those using air and wind based attacks. It took the person with the highest shown combat rating in the series to kill him after he already overtaxed himself taking down two other powerful combatants.
  • Badass Boast: When faced with the aforementioned giant mecha, his reaction was (paraphrased) "You want to take me down, you'll need to bring a Macross!" This statement is accompanied by a panel showing a scale that indicates the Macross is 1200 meters tall.
  • Badass Normal: And he's not a gravity child. In fact, during Kogarasumaru fight with the old Sleeping Forest, Ikki says that Yoshitsune is more adept at using the Rumble Regalia than the original Rumble King, Dontores, was in his prime.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's easily one of the nicest and quirkiest characters in the series, but he was still picked to be Gabishi's interrogator.
  • Bishōnen: Surprisingly, for the few moments when those glasses come off and he gets serious.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He prefers to play tetris while other major players are taking over aircraft carriers and attacking the president of the United States. Laying low is actually a part of his strategy to let Genesis and Sleeping Forest weaken each other until they become easy pickings for Trident.
  • Bring It: Lets Sora know via a phone call that he's not intimidated in the least by the latter's aggressive manoeuvres.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Gawain and Percival attempts this on him while holding the city of Osaka Hostage using a railgun. Gawain threatened further destructions if Yoshitusne continue to beat him up in their fight, and followed up by laughing mockingly at the latter's controlled rage. Let's just say the result did not meet their expectations.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Yoshitsune is a gamer with perverted tendencies who seems to take nothing seriously, who nevertheless is still the leader of all the A-T riders in West-Japan and one of the biggest badasses in the series.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: He wears one almost constantly. Hopefully, you'll never see him lose it.
  • The Chessmaster: He's regarded in universe as a genius tactician, although we don't really get to see much of this so it becomes something of an Informed Ability. However, we never see him make colossally dumb moves either and he does take precautions that actually foil the Takeuchi Brothers' plans, so it can be easily argued that this is more due to lack of screen time than it is due to not being much of a tactician.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He "coincidentally" tripped Gawain with his belt, and tied him down to be crushed by a burning mecha.
  • Cool Shades
  • Crazy-Prepared: He saw Genesis' attack on Osaka coming. He even removed his Regalia and handed them over to Benkei before Nike showed up because he didn't think he would live through the invasion. Even Nike complimented him on it.
  • Due to the Dead: Sadly averted, as his body is stolen by Nike and brought to Sora. Given Sora's track record when it comes to the corpses of his enemies, it's likely his body was given no respect.
    • Later played straight when we see that Sora does actually show respect to the guy, keeping his body intact and bowing to him claiming that it was a shame that had to die as Yoshitsune represented the strength of the 99% that Sora prided himself on
  • Exasperated Perp: While it was obvious that there was mundane torture involved, Gabishi specifically mentions Yoshitsune's mind-games as being particularly effective. The image accompanying this statement imply that the mind-games are of this nature rather than Break Them by Talking.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's extremely skilled with the Rumble Regalia, perhaps even more so than Dauntless, but his intellect is considered a far greater weapon.
  • Glasses Pull: Whenever he gets serious, he pulls off his shades.
  • Good Is Not Soft: It is unwise to threaten his city, no matter how big a gun you brought with you.
  • Go Out with a Smile
  • The Idiot from Osaka: Though he's actually quite intelligent, he consistently acts like this.
  • Insufferable Genius: He falls into this at times. Likely Obfuscating Stupidity.
  • I Shall Taunt You: He does this from time to time just to get a rise out of people. It's turned on him by Gawain and Percival, and neither lived to laugh about it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's an Insufferable Genius and a gadfly, but he's a genuinely good person.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Par for the course for someone who lives in Osaka.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Nike.
  • A Lady on Each Arm: Once or twice, to establish him as a Lovable Sex Maniac.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: After Kogarasumaru returns from Osaka, his first reappearance is climbing out of the window to the girls' changing room, chewing on a bra. He is later seen with a woman on each arm.
  • Meaningful Name: Presumably named after Minamoto no Yoshitsune, one of the greatest warriors of his time.
  • Monumental Damage: He blasts a huge crater into Osaka Castle using the Rumble Regalia.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Against Gawain's Gladius Road, using soda cans as A-Ts!
  • No Sympathy: Played for laughs. After seeing Nike's mind destroyed and his pitiful state, Benkei tells the deceased Yoshiteune he's suffered enough. Cue a large piece of machinery falling on Nike's body, which she attributes to the general's curse.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Although his intelligence is no secret in universe, he tends to portray himself as a bit of an oddball and give weird reasons for his decisions so as to disarm the people around him. How much of this is a front and how much of it is actually him being weird is up for debate.
  • Only One Name
  • Perp Sweating: He was assigned with the task of interrogating Gabishi after the latter's capture.
  • Precision F-Strike: When Ikki tries to cheat at the Devil's thirty-thirty, Yoshitsune makes his anger perfectly clear with a screamed "You son of a bitch!"
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As the leader of all the A-T riders in Kansai, he shares their opinions when it comes to accepting Ikki as the leader of Genesis. However, he sends out Benkei to stop his men from attacking Ikki and his friends because they're his guests and it's bad form to attack one's guests.
  • Smoking Is Cool: He's almost always seen with a cigarette in him mouth.
  • Tranquil Fury: When watching Osaka burn.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He calls out Ikki for trying to take the easy way to the win during the Devil's 33, calling him a coward who doesn't have what it takes to be a leader.
  • You Have Out Lived Your Usefulness: Sora ordered Nike to kill him with the words "Genesis doesn't need Kings that aren't gravity children". Subverted in that Sora had Yoshitsune killed because he knew the latter had always had the ambition to bring down Genesis when the time was ripe, and he was more afraid of Yoshitsune turning on him and aiding his enemies.
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    Benkei 
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Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (JP), Robin Terry (EN)

Yoshitsune's second in command, Benkei is a King Class rider of the Over Road. She helped Kogarasumaru train and acted as a standin during Ikki and Agito's hospital stay.


  • An Arm and a Leg: She cuts off her own right leg mid-thigh to free herself from the claw of a Humongous Mecha. She later uses the exact same blade to remove Nike's foot.
  • Animal Motifs: She's a leopard.
  • Badass Biker: She can even jump out of a plane on it and stick the landing.
  • Blood Knight: She has some tendencies.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: She cuts off Nike's foot but the shock rebound she got from attacking someone whose blood was stronger then most types of stone shattered her weapon, reopened the wounds on her leg, and took her out of the fight.
  • Broken Bird: She loses a lot of her playfulness after Trident is destroyed, replacing it with an almost defeated outlook on life.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Team Trident and Kogarasumaru.
  • Cool Bike: It's even nicer than Kilik's! And unlike him, she drives it everywhere. Yoshitsune even uses it to hold his Regalia.
  • Cruel Mercy: Decides she no longer needs to take revenge on Nike because his realizing he was defeated shattered his mind. It's not clear if it's because she thinks his current fate is a more cruel punishment than death, or if she believes he's suffered enough.
  • Despair Event Horizon: The death of Yoshitsune as well as most, if not all, of team Trident devastated her, more so than the loss of a leg she endured in the battle. She swore revenge on Nike and finally took it by cutting off one of his feet.
  • Determinator: She hacked off her own leg, continued fighting, then drove from Osaka to deliver the Rumble Regalia to Kogarasumaru.
  • Femme Fatale: She's beautiful and she knows it, and she likes to flirt with everybody. However, she's actually a good person.
  • Groin Attack: When she wants to punish someone, she'll stomp on their crotch or whack it with a weapon.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has a short one after Yoshitsune's death.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: If anything, her's is more pronounced than Yoshitsune's
  • Kick Chick: Par for the course for an Action Girl in this series. She actually breaks the mould somewhat in that she also uses a nifty little weapon called the Panther Corsa.
  • Meaningful Name: She is presumably named for Saito Musashibō Benkei, the loyal companion to ancient general Minamoto no Yoshitsune.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her long legs and large breasts are given a great deal of focus.
  • Number Two: Yoshitsune's second in command.
  • Only One Name
  • Red Baron: She's Trident's Bishamonten, a Japanese god of war.
  • She's Got Legs: Very long ones.
  • Shower of Angst: After Yoshitsune was killed and Trident was destroyed, she's seen showering alone while Kogarasumaru goes through a collective Heroic BSoD outside. She gets over it pretty quickly.
  • Smoking Is Cool: She smokes an ornate kiseru, as shown in her character image.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's so tall, she had to bend down just to whisper into Ikki's ear.
  • Tender Tears: After Yoshitsune died."Is it okay...for me to cry now...?"
  • Tragic Keepsake: After Benkei lets Kururu dismantle the Rumble Regalia to create the Storm Regalia, all she has left of Yoshitsune is a piece of his broken glasses.

Team Behemoth

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Behemoth was a subsidiary of Genesis. It was the largest team in Japan, possessing over a thousand members, and was led by the Fang King: Akira Udou, The Great Beast. They had five King-Class riders: Akira and the Four Titans, but despite this, they never rose higher than D-class. Behemoth would always throw one out of every three matches so that they would never rise a rank, always staying in D-class to prey upon the weak. Their stated reason for doing so was to clip with wings of anybody who had the audacity to dream of flying.

However, that was only a facade, as Akira's true objective was to halt the rise of weaker teams who would only get slaughtered if they got involved in higher ranked matches and, more importantly, keep them from getting caught up in Genesis' war with The Sleeping Forest.

They were defeated by Kogarasumaru and disbanded.


    In General 

    Akira "The Great Beast" Udou 
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Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (JP), Michael Dalmon (EN)

The Great Beast Akira Udou was the leader of Behemoth and the Fang King of the Bloody Road. Before he founded the team, he was a member of the Windstorm G-men and Agito's only friend. However, he betrayed Agito, defeating him and taking the Fang Regalia before leaving the G-men and founding Behemoth. He stayed in D-class to crush weaker teams and prevent them from rising into C, B, and A Class, supposedly for fun.


  • Anime Hair: His hair ends in little arrows. Notable because it actually gets Lampshaded.
  • Arc Villain: Of the Behemoth Arc.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Bandou against Ikki and Agito
  • Badass Normal: Not a Gravity Child, although the Gravity Children were not introduced by the time he was fought.
  • Battle Aura: Coupled with a Death Glare, it's enough to paralyse all of Kogarasumaru.
  • Butt-Monkey: How he's treated by Kaito and Yasu, the old cop, after he returns to the Windstorm G-Men. At one point they tell him that if any countries got pissed with Japan because Kaito fired a rocket launcher at a stolen American aircraft carrier, they'd blame it on him. Yasu even "reassures" him that he probably won't get the death penalty because he's underage.
  • Chain Pain: During his time in Behemoth, he had chains attached to his wrist. He would use them to hold an opponent still before attacking them with his Fang.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He purposefully modified his A-ts to enhance the power of his Fang. However, this made the resulting mechanisms inside the wheels so complex that he could barely jump, even without the Regalia being activated. After the Regalia's activation, he can't jump at all. This was a reflection of the promise he made to his crippled girlfriend, Renfa, to stay with her on the ground.
  • Death Glare: He couples this with an incredibly oppressive Battle Aura.
  • Defector from Decadence: Became disillusioned with the Windstorm G-Men's excessive brutality, but he eventually rejoined when he realized he could protect far more people that way.
  • Determinator: Not even getting knocked out will bring this guy to his knees.
  • A Father to His Men: See Take Me Instead.
  • Friendless Background: Before he met his girlfriend and later started Behemoth, Akira's only friend was Agito.
  • Hellish Pupils: He has the same eyes as Agito.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: See Take Me Instead.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Pretends to be a jealous bastard who feels the need to clip the wings of anybody who has a chance of flying, but really he's just preventing those that are too weak to survive in the extremely brutal A-T world from getting too involved.
  • Made of Iron: On account of his super-dense muscles.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Subverted. While his muscles are extremely well defined, his average build doesn't really warrant his monstrous physical strength. However, it is later revealed that he suffers from Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy, the best disease ever a rare genetic condition that increases the density of one's muscles. While in Real Life, one's muscles would be two, or at most three, times denser than normal, Akira's are at least seven times denser.
  • Red Baron: The Great Beast of Behemoth
  • Redemption Demotion: He went from Great Beast to Butt-Monkey once he started working for Kaito again. Possibly justified in that he doesn't have the Fang Regalia anymore and no longer uses A-Ts as much.
  • Super Strength: He can block one of Bando's punches with one hand.
  • Take Me Instead: He lets himself be arrested so that his friends won't pick a fight with the cops and dig themselves deeper and deeper into trouble with the authorities.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: He provides Kogarasumaru with their first difficult fight and personally lands one of them in the hospital.
  • We Used to Be Friends: To Agito, although they manage to repair their relationship after Kogarasumaru's fight with Behemoth.
  • When He Smiles: After spending all of his screen time frowning or in a berserk rage, he gives his girlfriend some rather sweet smiles in a flashback and gives Ikki an encouraging smile right before knocking him out.
  • The Worf Effect: He and his entire team of Windstorm G-Men got dominated by Nike and Sora. But then again, everybody gets their asses kicked by those two.
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    Mitsuru "Cyclops Hammer" Bando 
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Voiced by: Hiro Yuki (JP), David Wald (EN)

Dubbed "The Cyclops Hammer" on account of his insane physical strength, Mitsuru Bando was Akira Udou's right hand man. Later, he founded his own team. He remains on good terms with both Kogarasumaru and the other members of Behemoth, but for the most part he's stayed neutral in the war between Genesis and The Sleeping Forest.


  • Actually, That's My Assistant: Although it's Ringo who reveals his true identity, not his boss Akira. He's just punched out Onigiri and Ikki, and actually sent Buccha (who weighs more than 400 pounds) flying, Buccha is in the middle of thinking that he had to be Akira Udou when Ringo voices the confirmation of her suspicions that he was only The Dragon.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His primary tactics in battle involve two steps: 1) run at opponent. 2) Use momentum and insane strength to hit opponent really hard.
  • Back for the Finale: He arrives on Genesis' battleship to help out Kogarasumaru.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Akira against Ikki and Agito.
  • Badass Boast: "There isn't a rider in the world who can stand up to my hammer. I don't care how fast they are, I’ll crush them like roaches."
  • Berserk Button: Don't fuck with his bicycle. Onigiri only touched the seat and Bando punched him so hard, he still had a big dent in the middle of his face several hours later.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: When drinking with Hanged Man, one of Aeon Clock's servants notes that even though he's immune to most chemicals, alcohol still seems to get him.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He is on good terms with Ikki.
  • The Dragon: To Akira.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not exactly stupid, but Ikki easily uses Bando's tendency to punch things if they stand in his way to his advantage and it never occurred to him that he was being played.
  • Extremity Extremist: The guy really likes his punches.
  • Implacable Man: It's amazing how much damage this guy can take without going down.
  • Invulnerable Knuckles: Downplayed. While his knuckles would likely be supported by his insane muscles, he prefers to protect them with big solid knuckle-dusters.
  • Made of Iron: He took at least forty-five of Ikki's A-T accelerated punches to the face and all he got were a few cuts and bruises.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: His eyes are a solid dark grey colour. They earned him the insulting nickname "Bug-Eyes."
  • Muscles Are Meaningless; Much like Akira, his average build doesn't really reflect his monstrous physical strength. However, it is later revealed that he suffers from Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy which makes his muscles seven times denser than normal.
  • Red Baron: Cyclops Hammer.
  • Super Strength: On account of his muscle condition. He even broke one of those punch machines you find in arcade centres that tell you how strong you are.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Akira.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Relative to other king level riders, he relies more on his physical prowess rather than doing incredible feats with A-Ts.
  • Worthy Opponent: Eventually considers Ikki to be one.

    Yasuyoshi "Aeon Clock" Sano 
See the Genesis page.

    Ryo "Gorgon Shell" Mimasaka 
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Voiced by: Miki Ito (JP), Elizabeth Byrd (EN)

Ryo Mimasaka was "The Gorgon Shell" of Behemoth, so named for her ability to paralyse her opponents. She is a childhood friend and assistant of sorts to Aeon Clock and the two are very close. She became affiliated with Genesis when Aeon Clock joined up.


  • Action Girl/Faux Action Girl: She straddles the line between these two. While she's never won a fight in-series, these losses had little to do with combat ability: Onigiri beat her psychologically after she painfully dominated most of the fight, and the second time, when she almost died, she was facing Nike. Everybody loses to him, and she was the only one who was able to avoid his Jade Road's paralysis.
  • Belly Dancer: Strips down to her underwear and flaunts her ample breasts and butt against Onigiri.
  • Childhood Friends: With Aeon Clock.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: We never really see it, but because she rides the same Gaia Road as Kilik, we can assume that she has these abilities.
  • Groin Attack: She delivers a horrendously painful one to Onigiri. Like always, he was riding his A-Ts upside down, so she paralyzed him, then rode up the wall and ceiling before dropping down on him with her foot. The entire audience felt it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Stepped in the way of a helicopter rotor that Nike hurled at Aeon Clock and Spitfire.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The helicopter rotor blade Nike threw at her went right through her.
  • Informed Ability: She's only been in two fights — one against an enemy who can beat any girl, even Rika, and one against Air Gear's Hero Killer. As such, she never gets a chance to really show off the badass credentials that got her her place as one of the Four Titans of Behemoth.
  • Kick Chick
  • Ms. Fanservice: She fought Onigiri almost entirely in the nude. After he beat her, “almost entirely” became "entirely."
  • Not Quite Dead: She was impaled on a helicopter rotor by Nike, but she barely survived and was put on immediate life-support. She was then later used as a hostage to keep Aeon Clock in line.
  • Power Tattoo: She has almost invisible tattoos all over her body that hypnotize her opponents, leading them to believe they are paralysed and letting her move in for the kill.
  • Red Baron: The Gorgon Shell.
  • Sexy Secretary: To Aeon Clock.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Kind of. She knew that Nike was monstrously powerful, but even so, she underestimated just how strong he really was, which resulted in her "death." She stated that she could have deflected the rotor he threw at Aeon Clock completely if she had been prepared for it, but she had assumed he wasn't that strong and let her guard down.

Tool Toul To

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Tool Toul To is a team originally created to assist the Kings with their Regalias. They are a completely neutral group and will assist any King regardless of which side they are on. Each King is assigned a tuner who becomes familiar with the King and acts as their personal tuner.
    In General 
  • Neutral No Longer: Their new leader sides with Kogarasumaru, bringing them into conflict with Genesis.
  • Fanservice: What with how all of them (sans Ine, Kanon, and Rune) spend most of the last part of the series wearing skintight, kin-coloured bodysuits.
  • Non Action Girls: The entire team. The only ones who can even actually ride A-Ts are Ine, Kanon, and Rune.
  • True Neutral:invoked Their stated policy for years before the series began was to support any and all kings, no matter what team they were on, in an attempt to uphold the balance of the A-T world. However, over the course of the story, they defy this stance and side with Kogarasumaru.
  • The Two Guys: The only males on their team seem to be Kanon and Rune.
  • Wrench Wench: Every single one of them who isn't male.

    Kururu Sumeragi 
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Voiced By: Yukari Fukui (JP)

Kururu Sumeragi is the leader of the current team Tool Toul To and Pledge Queen. She has very messy hair, and uses pins in attempt to keep it kempt. She always carries tools around in her clothing. She is Ikki's Tuner and wants to get to know him better personally and in order to tune him better.


  • Awesomeness by Analysis
  • Hair Decorations: The obvious cross-shaped thing and a good number of hair clips.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She lets Ikki go when she realizes that even if he hasn't noticed it yet, he's always loved Ringo.
  • Messy Hair: So much. She has lots of hair clips that try and fail to keep her hair neat.
  • Midair Repair: Chapter 137, during the duel between Ikki and Ringo in "Crazy Apple" mode. Kururu manages to intercept Ikki while he's falling with his A-Ts broken.
    Kururu: How many seconds until impact?!
    Ikki: Uh... Three seconds... I'd guess?
    Kururu: Three seconds?! (thinking during two-page spread of her spilling tools from her backpack) In that case... I've got more than enough time!
    (And Kururu very quickly rebuilds Ikki's A-Ts with the prototype Wind Regalia.)
  • Nice Girl
  • Odd Friendship: With Ume. Despite having almost polar opposite personalities, they get along quite well and respect each others' abilities.
  • People Puppets: The Pledge Regalia allows her to control her teammates, using them as extensions of her own body and resulting in far superior tuning for whomever they work on.
  • Replacement Scrappy: In Universe, it seemed she was this to Ringo, as the other girls told her to stop trying to replace the latter. It's subverted, though, when they go on to say that she should help in a way that reflects her own strengths as that is far more helpful than trying to imitate someone else.
  • The Rival: Ikki sees Kururu as this in terms of strength of will.
  • Third-Option Love Interest: Ultimately averted: Ikki leans more towards Ringo, though he does care for Kururu.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Konomi's Tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While she's never able to attack, she does manage to become useful in battle by dismantling enemies' power armor.
  • Wrench Wench
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink hair.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears a skirt more often than the other Tool Toul To girls, and she wears grade A stockings.

    Kanon 
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Voiced By: Yuuki Kaji (JP)

Kanon is Ringo's Tuner and Kururu Sumeragi's cousin. He has an obsession with Ringo and seems to harbor romantic intentions. He presses on in his disregard for Tool Toul To's neutrality by actively battling against Kogarasumaru, though he at least seems to respect their leader.

He rides on the Ring Road and is the only Ring Road rider revealed to have offensive capabilities.


  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: He pulls this by stealing a kiss from Ringo in front of Ikki — and then revealing that yes, she's the one who put Simca in the hospital. In doing so, he forced the two to confront their issues with each other.
  • Butt-Monkey: When he's not being enigmatic and ambiguous, he tends to get abused by everybody.
  • Good All Along: Neither he nor his manipulations have actually hurt anybody, and though at one point he respected Sora's goal, he has always been firmly opposed to the man and his methods.
  • Heel–Face Turn: While he was never really evil to begin with, his intentions were ambiguous for most of the series and he always ended up opposed to Ikki, but he joins Kogarasumaru for the invasion of Genesis' aircraft carrier.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He seems to genuinely love Ringo, but she obviously does not reciprocate his feelings. He's well aware of this and is mostly fine with it.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He was aware from the get-go that he had absolutely no chance with Ringo and though he made a few feeble attempts to win her, he ended up pushing her away forever, pushing her towards Ikki in the process. In fact, he purposefully shatters any chance he has of getting with her to push her and Ikki together.
  • Manipulative Bastard: When it comes to Ikki and Ringo. He's arguably a benevolent version of this trope, as his manipulations were meant to force Ikki and Ringo to deal with their issues and to set crucial events in motion.
  • Musical Assassin: Fights with a weird guitar thing.
  • Musical Theme Naming: He's named after Pachelbel's Canon
  • Only One Name
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Subverted. He's more of a Manipulative Bastard, purposefully messing with Ikki and Ringo to get them to deal with their issues.
  • Romantic False Lead: To Ringo. He invoked this trope himself to force Ringo and Ikki to stop keeping secrets from each other, namely about The Sleeping Forest, so he's a rare completely selfless version of this trope.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Kanon or Canon? The official translations go with "Kanon"
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Ringo, although he's less dangerous (and more benevolent) than many examples of this trope as he truly cares for Ringo's well-being.

    Konomi Nijou 
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Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (JP)

The second in command of Tool Toul To who appears to be Kururu's best friend. She takes charge of the team whenever Kururu is busy or otherwise unavailable.


  • Berserk Button: Don't be a Mood Killer. When Kazu interrupted a serious conversation between Kururu, Simca, and Ringo about their feelings for Ikki, she kicked him in the face.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Just look at her picture
  • The Creon: In contrast to Hako, who is extremely jealous of Kururu's talent and position, Konomi is perfectly happy right where she is.
  • Cute Little Fangs
  • The Gadfly: It's not prominent, but she likes to tease Kururu, especially about Ikki.
  • Genki Girl: She's almost always hyperactive, even when focusing on something extremely challenging that requires a lot of mental discipline.
  • Innocent Innuendo: When introducing Ikki to Kana, the tuner who would be responsible for tuning him and the Storm Regalia, she says something along the lines of, "This is Kana. She's the most experienced one among us. Just lie back and she'll give you the full course." Another tuner from Tool Toul To lampshades how dirty it sounded.
  • Kick Chick: While not to the point that the series' action girls take it, she has attacked a few people (like Hako and Kazu) by kicking them.
  • Nice Hat: While all the Tool Toul To girls (besides Hako) have one as part of their uniform, she's notable for being the only one who keeps it through all her appearances, even when she strips down into her tuning suit.
  • Number Two: She is this for Kururu. Despite not being the best tuner, or even the second best, she holds the rank of deputy leader and takes command of Tool Toul To when Kururu is indisposed. Her boundless energy and optimism also make her a nice foil for Kururu.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She calls out Hako for giving up her pride as a member of Tool Toul To.
  • Shipper on Deck: She ships Ikki with Kururu.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the Tomboy to Kururu' and Kana's Girly Girl.
  • Wrench Wench
  • Zettai Ryouiki: It's Grade A whenever she wears a skirt.

    Hako Isawa 
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A tuner with serious self-esteem problems who is constantly trying to prove her worth to the team. She's extremely jealous of Kururu's skill, so much so that when Kururu finished her work on the Sky Regaila prototype, Hako switches out Kururu's parts with her own. She eventually becomes so desperate to become Ikki's tuner that she tries to seduce him into it but is rejected.


  • Always Someone Better: Her inferiority complex to Kururu revolves around this.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason she liked Sora so much is because he told her that he wanted her more than he wanted the genius Kururu.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: When trying to seduce Ikki. Subverted, as it turns out to be a body suit.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: A big part of her characterization is her jealousy of Kururu's talent and standing in Tool Toul To. She never really gets over it.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: She switches to Sora's side thanks to her insecurity and envy of Kururu. However, after a "The Reason You Suck" Speech from Konomi, she joins up with Kururu again, only to part ways with her and continue supporting Sora.
  • Love Makes You Evil: She's in love with Sora and it causes her to make some morally ambiguous choices.
  • Netorare: Hako doesn't invoke the trope in itself, but does refer to Ringo as "NTR # 1" and accuse her of being a cockblocking her and Kururu as they squabble to become Ikki's tuner. She still loses.
  • The Starscream: A mild version, but she wants to have Kururu's talent and position as leader of Tool Toul To.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: She was kidnapped into serving Sora but became his official tuner soon after.
  • Welcome Back, Traitor: Although Konomi calls her out a bit, she's still welcomed back to Tool Toul To with open arms afterwards.
  • Wrench Wench

    Ine Makigami 
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Voiced By: Sayaka Ohara (JP), Jessica Boone (EN)

Ine was the first Pledge Queen of Tool Toul To and of the original Sleeping Forest. She was a child genius and the daughter of the head researcher/designer of A-T technology, and though she was not a Gravity Child, she had such an innate understanding of how A-Ts worked that she was even more skilled with the Pledge Regalia than Simca, the one for whom it was originally designed. She is also knowledgeable in medicine and runs her own hospital. Though none of the Gravity Children require tuners, Spitfire still has a close relationship with her. She passes down her title of Pledge Queen to Kururu Sumeragi.


  • Badass Normal: Well, maybe not "Badass," per se, but she outclassed Simca when it came to tuning skill. The thing is Simca is a Gravity Child who rode the Ring Road while Makigami is a normal.
  • Beehive Hairdo: It's over a foot long.
  • Berserk Button: Don't insult her hair.
  • Broken Bird: The dissolution of the first Sleeping Forest did her no good, and she only got worse after Spitfire died.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her suit couldn't be tighter if she was wearing a corset.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: The above picture is one of the few times you see her glasses over her eyes.
  • Heroic BSoD: Had a short one after the death of Spitfire.
  • Hospital Hottie: She owns and runs a hospital and is herself a skilled physician.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Snail" and similar names thanks to her hair. In Japanese, it's also a pun because the word "makigai," a sound-alike to her name, means snail. Agito also calls her "Shit-hair" on account of her hair's appearance when she is Super-Deformed.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Oh, boy...
  • Passing the Torch: Hands over the title of Pledge Queen to Kururu.
  • Unkempt Beauty: After the half-way point in the series, she can often be seen wearing
  • Wrench Wench

    Rune 
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A first generation Gravity Child and Ine Makigami's second. He can commonly be found scouring massive piles of A-T parts for the rare valuable parts that turn up.


  • Artificial Limbs: When his left hand was cut off, it was clearly robotic, and the cluster of weapons and tools that come out of his right sleeve seem to indicate that at the very least, he has a pair of artificial arms.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting and turning your back on Kilik seems to be one. Stealing or throwing away regalia is another.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Has quite a few blades and other assorted instruments packed into his arms, and he uses them to attack Nike.
  • Covert Pervert: Even more surprising than Kilik. When the Tool Toul To girls strip down to their tuning suits, his expression remains exactly the same, but he tells them that despite his appearance, he's actually quite excited. Apparently, seeing them all naked every day is quite revitalizing.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: He has the same Twinkle Eyes as all the other Gravity Children.
  • Genetic Engineering Is the New Nuke: First generation Gravity Child.
  • Number Two: To Ine.
  • Skunk Stripe: Inverted. His hair is mostly white, or at least of a light colour, and he has several streaks of dark hair.
  • The Stoic: Up to Eleven. Not even having his hand cut off by Nike could get a big reaction out of him. When his expression finally does change, Ine wonders how many years it's been since the last time it happened.
    • Not So Stoic: He gets visibly pissed when Nike steals the Wind Regalia.

Unaffiliated characters

    Rika Noyamano 
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Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (JP - Series), Rina Sato (JP - OVA), Christine Auten (EN)

The eldest of the Noyamano sisters. She acts like a typical older sister and takes care of the family. To support her sisters and Ikki, she works as Destler Bartlett, a female pro-wrestler.

Rika, being the former Thorn Queen of the original Sleeping Forest, was known to be a very skilled and merciless rider. In her battle with Ikki she claims that if she were on Air Trecks Ikki would be laying in a pool of his own blood.


  • Action Girl
  • Anger Born of Worry: The reason she's such a bitch to Ikki about his riding A-Ts is because she's worried that he'll get himself hurt, either by the inherent danger in moving at high speeds at high altitudes or in a Storm Rider war like the one that crippled Sora.
  • Ax-Crazy: When she gets brainwashed by Sora.
  • Badass Normal: The only combat member of the original Sleeping Forest who was a normal human being.
  • Beauty Mark: She has a mole under her left eye.
  • Boobs of Steel: By virtue of being an actual adult, she has humongous tits. She's also one of the most badass female character in the series.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Sora and Nike kidnap her and turn her into a pseudo-Brain Charger, giving her a more brutal version of her Sleeping Forest personality and making her utterly loyal to Sora.
  • Dark Action Girl: In the past, she was known to be quite vicious.
  • Dude Magnet: At least three members of the old Sleeping Forest were in love with her: Sora, Kilik, and Dontores. And Ongiri state she was his first love.
  • Hostage Situation: Even Brainwashed and Crazy, she was important to a good number of characters and so functioned as a valuable hostage that made Kilik's life much more difficult than it needed to be.
  • Kick Chick: But considering that this being Air Gear, this is rather normal.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: She never saw Sora's Face–Heel Turn coming, despite him accidentally (or maybe not accidentally) dropping hints as to his true personality.
  • Mama Bear: Don't mess with her family.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Missing Mom: Her mother turns up in the series finale, so we know she's not dead. Where she was when Rika was struggling to make enough money to give her sisters an education is anybody's guess.
  • Pregnant Badass: In the last arc, she's pregnant with Sora's kid, doesn't stop her from kicking nearly everyone's ass.
  • Pregnant Hostage: Despite Rika's skill, the united Sleeping Forest could have non-lethally subdued her easily. However, the fact that most of the things they could possibly do to her would endanger her unborn child complicated things.
  • Professional Wrestling: She's a champion.
  • Promoted to Parent: Presumably, Ringo, Mikan, and Ume were actually adopted by Rika's mother, but even if they weren't, Rika was still a high school student when she started looking after her sisters, and she was already the head of the household (and still in high school) when Ikki went to stay with them.

    Kaito Wanijima 
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Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (JP), Illich Guardiola (EN)

Known as the "Shinjuku Crocodile", he is Agito/Akito/Lind Wanijima's older brother or rather, their biological father, and the leader of the Windstorm G-Men, a special S.W.A.T. team that was created specifically for hunting down and arresting Storm Rider teams.


    Mari Tomita 
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Voiced by: Noriko Shitaya (JP), Nancy Novotny (EN)

Ikki and co.'s homeroom teacher who possesses an over-imaginative mind and is convinced that all of her male students want to rape her. Though she is a relatively minor character, the amount of tropes she has to her name outweigh some supporting characters.


Alternative Title(s): Air Gear Trident, Air Gear Behemoth, Air Gear Tool Toul To

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