|“||Between good and bad, that would be a bad sort of stupidity, but between like and dislike, I would say I like it. A heart that can innocently believe others is a beautiful thing. I can sense the breath of romance in it.||„|
|~ Kihara Noukan|
|“||All men love combining robots. Learn to appreciate it, young one.||„|
|~ Kihara Noukan|
Kihara Noukan (木原脳幹 Kihara Nōkan?) is a character introduced in Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index. He is a member of the Kihara family and is first referred to in 4th Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index novel, as a golden retriever by Kihara Byouri in Baggage City. He later appears at the end of his 'cleaning' operation in Academy City, having spent some time eliminating rogue elements while Aleister Crowley was away. He also calls himself a counter to beings like Ladylee Tangleroad, Fräulein Kreutune, and Aiwass.
It is later revealed that Noukan was originally a dog belonging to the seven scientists that became the first Kiharas, who granted him intelligence by expanding his brain through arithmetic circuits and external attachments, and has been alive for at least eighty years, being one of Aleister Crowley's few confidants.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 8-C with containers, likely higher with actual weapons, 8-B to 8-A with large caliber railgun, 7-B with Tactical Armor-Percing Drill
Name: Kihara Noukan
Origin: To Aru Majutsu No Index
Age: 80 years old
Classification: Dog (Golden retriever), Scientist, Member of the Kihara family
Powers and Abilities: High intellect, Anti-Art Attachment
Attack Potency: Building level with containers (Crushed a weapon capable of blocking tank's shells by landing on it), likely higher with actual weapons, City Block level to Multi-City Block level with large caliber railgun (Stated that it would destroy a whole section of buildings of Academy City and to be strong enough to create a crater out of a fortress), City level with Tactical Armor-Percing Drill (Via this calc)
Speed: Peak Human, High Hypersonic on his armor piercing drill (Was stated to move as fast as a comet)
Lifting Strength: Likely Below average, Superhuman likely higher with Anti-Art Attachment
Striking Strength: Human Class, City Class with Anti-Art Attachment
Stamina: High, barely uses his his own body's strength to fight and a dog should have more stamina than a human in general
Range: Likely a few kilometers
Standard Equipment: Anti-Art Attachment
Intelligence: Genius, all Kiharas are highly successful scientists and Kihara Noukan in particular, was mentioned to be the most influential of them in many fields.
Weaknesses: He smokes too much.
-Anti-Art Attachment (対魔術式駆動鎧 (アンチアートアタッチメント) Tai Majutsu-shiki Kudō Yoroi (Anchi Āto Atatchimento), lit. "Anti-Magic-Type Powered Suit"): The Anti-Art Attachment is the main weapon of Kihara Noukan. Noukan makes use of the suit's connection to Aleister Crowley's to use his power and secret techniques; a use requiring an understanding of the world a step outside science. Noukan has been described as not just borrowing Aleister's power, instead acting similar to an elite soldier infiltrating enemy lines to lock onto an airstrike target with a laser sight.