Ringo Noyamano (野山野 林檎, Noyamano Ringo) is the female protagonist, Ikki's childhood friend, and a member of the Noyamano family that adopted Ikki into their household. However, behind her seemingly plain and unimpressive guise of a junior high school student, she is actually the successor and leader of the legendary team, Sleeping Forest. She is the current Thorn Queen of the eight "Kings" in the AT world. She helps Kogarasumaru in times of trouble under the guise of "Croissant Mask" (Croissant Kamen), Kogarasumaru's No. 1 Supporter, though Agito and Simca know who it is. She has since passed this role onto Kururu Sumeragi. Ringo is a King Class A-T Rider, wielding the techniques of Sonia Road; meaning she, using hyperventilation to fill her joints with air bubbles, employs superhuman agility while riding, at the price of suffering extreme pain while she does this.
Power and Stats
Name: Ringo Noyamano
Origin: Air Gear
Classifications: Gravity Child and King
Attack Potency: Mountain level (Stalemated Ikki in a fight)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (Kept up with ikki)
Lifting Strength: Peak Human
Striking Strength: Mountain Class
Durability: Mountain level
Range: Dozens of kilometers
Standard Equipment: A.T (Air Trecks) and Thorn Subregalia
Intelligence: She's one of the smartest students in her school and regularly studies to keep her grades up.
Weaknesses: None notable
- Backwheel Crossing to Spin to Onewheel 360 Degrees: One of Ringo's tricks that show how flexible and smooth her movements could be.
- Infinite Chain: Turquoise Sonia: Ringo's Infinity Atmosphere. To activate it, Ringo has to deactivate her Regalia briefly and let it charge. Once the charge is complete, she begins to rotate rapidly, firing Thorns indiscriminately and damaging herself as well as her opponent. While the trick's effects are not immediately clear, it was shown to be powerful enough to blow away the Wind Regalia's Infinity Atmosphere and inflict serious damage on the surroundings.
- Whip of Thorns: Using the Thorn Regalia, Ringo can manifest these 'whips' using long formations of wind. With her previous Regalia, Ringo was only able to tear apart Ikki's clothes and make him lose speed, but with her new Regalia, she easily shreds the steel composing Caesar's A-T Armor without activating the full extent of her Road.
- Thorns: The signature trick of the Sonia Road. Thorns take the shape of long, thin rods of wind with pointed tips. Although Ringo doesn't consider them very powerful, she is capable of firing many of them very quickly, making them quite formidable.
- Shock Absorption: With the ability to absorb nitrogen and form bubbles into the joint to add flexibility, a rider can also lessen and loosen the power produced by any 'shockwave' based attacks, e.g. the GOD CRUSHER 'GUNGNIR '. It was first used by Ringo at chapter 339.
- Flame Spiral: Ringo activates her Regalia and spins in a spiral like motion at high speeds heating up he air through the friction of the air and the whips of the thorn regalia creating a spiral of fire around her. Used by Ringo in chapter 342.
- Ultimate Battle Form: Like Rika, Ringo's Thorn Regalia has an ultimate battle form that covers her entire body. Ringo states that her clothes have become apart of the form. And that no matter how many clean hits she takes she won't die.