Episode 52 (S2 Ep1)
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Noi(ノイ, noi) is an anime-only character in the Blue Dragon: Tenkai no Shichi Ryu anime and metaseries created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and characters drawn by Akira Toriyama. Noi is one of the main characters in the Blue Dragon universe.
Noi is extremely childish and immature, but also extremely intelligent and obeservant. He hates being called a child and will often get angry when anyone refers to him as such. He is also extremely stubborn, selfish and bossy at the beginning of the series, often only agreeing to aid the other characters in battle if the bribe him with sweets. Despite this, Noi later grows to truely care for his friends and becomes fiercely loyal to them. Despite leaving the Legion of Elite Species at the start of the second season, Noi intially continues to follow all of their rules, but later breaks off his connection with the Legion entirely in favor of his friendship with Shu and the others.
Noi was the youngest member of the Legion of Elite Species, and as a result, was not allowed to leave the Legion's lair until sometime shortly before the events of the first season. During his first trip to Earth, Shu catches Noi's attention and, though they never meet in person, Noi comes to respect Shu's positive attitude, loyalty, and determination. This causes him to take a more positive view of humans than the rest of the Legion. Sometime prior to the events of the second season, Noi learned that Rudolph intended for humanity to be wiped out.
At the start of the second season, Noi fleas the Legion's lair with the intention of helping humanity survive. He is pursued by Michael, who causes him to crash land on Earth, where he comes face-to-face with Shu and Bouquet. When Michael attacks them, Noi awakens Shu's shadow to help him fight him off. After Michael leaves, Noi awakens Bouquet's shadow and the three of them set off on a quest to awaken the shadows of Marumaro, Jiro, and Kluke.
Throughout their journey, Shu and Bouquet try, without any success, to get Noi to reveal more about himself the them. Despite having left the Legion, Noi continues to abide by their rules and does not reveal anything to anybody on Earth. When the trio encounters Michael again, Noi grants Bouquet the power to merge which allows, them to drive him off again. Upon the trio reaching Lago Village, a misunderstanding causes Noi and Marumaro to form a rivalry. Because of this Noi intially refuses to awaken Marumaro's shadow. The two participate in a series of contests, which Marumaro continues to win, however Noi wins the last challenge and ultimately awakens Marumaro's shadow, after which he joins them on their adventure. When the group tracks down Jiro, Noi reluctantly awakens Deathroy's shadow on Shu's orders when Bouquet is held hostage by Delphinium. When the group tracks down Kluke and Shu goes off with the intention of talking to her by himself, Noi ends up finding Kluke and having her mistake him for one of the children in the village. The two talk, after which Noi awakens her shadow, telling her that he gave her a special magic that would protect her when she needs it. After that, Noi leaves Kluke and returns to the group.
Later on, after spotting Bouquet with Lotarus, Noi immediatly rushes to warn Shu that Bouquet is in danger. During the battle with Michael, when it becomes apparent that Shu, Bouquet, and Marumaro are unable to win, Noi finally breaks off all ties with the Legion by breaking their rules and merging with Shu. This fusion grants Shu enough power to hold his own against Michael and manage to injure him. After Michael is driven off by the White Guardian's attacks, Noi finally reveals his connection to the Legion to his friends, who are okay with it.
When the group investigates the underground ruins with Conrad, Griz, and Daner, Noi's identity as a member of the legion becomes exteremely useful, as he is the only one who can understand the various files on the computer in the ruins. This, along with some help from Lota, allows Noi to identify Zmey as a place that contains similar ruins, and would likely have something that would be helpful for the war against the Legion.
In order to help prevent Rudolph from gaining an excuse to destroy humanity, Noi helps the others in trying to stop the war between Rosekstan and the White Guardians.
Following Vermillion's death at Rudolph's hand, Noi goes to Zmey ahead of the rest of the group and joins up with Conrad, Griz, Daner, and Legolas. Together, the five of them discover the mass driver, which could be used to transport people to the Legion's lair. During the battle of Zmey, Noi fights alongside his friends and is chosen, along with Shu, Bouquet, Marumaro, Primella, and Dr. Tarkovsky, as one of the individuals to travel to the Legion's lair and confront Rudolph. Before they arrive at the Legion's base, Noi grants Shu the ability to fuse with his own shadow.
During the final battle with Rudolph, Noi fights directly alongside Shu and plays a large role in the battle. When Rudolph knocks Shu out for the first time, Noi takes over fighting Rudolph one on one. During this fight, Noi's determination causes his dragon form to mature, however he is still nowhere near strong enough to match Rudolph. Following Rudolph's defeat, Noi catches Shu and prevents him from falling to his death. After the battle's end, Lota and Hildegard name Noi the new leader of the Legion and the three leave.
Noi intially acted extremely rude and disrespectful toward Shu. However, this was, in fact, an act. In reality Noi had greatly respected Shu for a long time, and his respect for Shu was what drove him to side with humanity against Rudolph. Noi and Shu eventually become close friends as the series progresses.
When Noi and Marumaro first met, a misunderstanding caused them to form a fierce rivalry with each other. However the two later make amends and become close friends.
During Noi's first meeting with Kluke, he seems to treat her with much more respect than he did with any other character. It's possible that this is because of the kind nature Kluke showed him, and the fact that she did not immediatly look down on him for his childish appearence. Whatever the reason, Noi seemed to show legitimate concern for Kluke's well being.
- He is the only member of the Legion not shown to have a shadow wielder form
- He has awakened more shadows than any other member of the legion, having awakened the shadows of Shu, Bouquet, Marumaro, Deathroy, and Kluke