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Noria (ノリア, Noria) is a member of Narinki's Private Squad.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Noria is a young, petite woman with short blonde hair and bright yellow eyes.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Human Monster Saga[edit | edit source]

Monster Association Arc[edit | edit source]

She and the rest of her team are summoned by Narinki to save his son. Narinki states that if his squad retrieves his son, they will be paid very handsomely, so much so that even their grandchildren won't have to work.

Noria and the squad invade the Monster Association, but are eventually overpowered and attempt to escape. Before they can escape, however, G5 intercepts them and brings them to Orochi and Gyoro Gyoro. Noria and the rest of the team are absolutely terrified as the monsters contemplate what to do with them. Then, several monsters jump to kill them, but Royal Ripper murders them before they can reach the squad because he wants the pleasure all to himself. But then, G5 intervenes and says their battle suits are connected to their bodies. Royal Ripper still isn't convinced, but before he can torture them, Do-S stops his sword with her whip. She suggests to turn them into her love slaves, which Gyoro Gyoro agrees with. Noria, along with the other mercenaries, are then turned into love slaves.

When the heroes invade the headquarters, Do-S tells Noria and the others to prepare for battle and kill any heroes that they come across.

Do-S and the private squad come across Atomic Samurai's three disciples and engage them in battle. Noria lunges at Bushidrill and swings her spear at him, which Bushidrill manages to block with his sword. Eventually, Sweet Mask interrupts the battle and, after dismissing the disciples, intends on massacring the entire squad. However, the disciples quickly return and incapacitate Noria and the other members of the squad, leaving Sweet Mask to deal with Do-S. When Do-S is taken down, the mind-controlling effect of her whip breaks, returning Noria's humanity. She then joins several of the other squad members in gushing over Sweet Mask. After hearing Tongara claim that him cowering to the monsters was just an act, she, Asami and Sosshi also pretend that they were acting.

Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]

As a member of Narinki's Private Squad equipped with new battle armor from The Organization, Noria has impressive abilities. Together with the squad, she was able to pressure Atomic Samurai's disciples, who are S-Class material according to Fubuki.

Mercenary skills[edit | edit source]

When not using weapons, Noria is very proficient in close-quarter combat and seems to use a fighting style based on athletic moves and teamwork with her partner Asami. Despite being by far the most emotional member of her squad, Noria can fake her emotions and trick others through acting just like her leader Tongara, even though vicious monsters such as Royal Ripper are not easily affected by it. She was also able to replicate the behavior of a typical love slave of Do-S despite having experienced such a status only once.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Battle Suit: Noria wears armor manufactured by The Organization[1] provided to her by Narinki. The armor is even more advanced than the previous battle suits and allows her to fight top-ranking A-Class heroes.

Double Bladed Naginata: Noria wielded a modern metallic double-bladed Naginata, and was presumably very proficient wielding it.[2] The weapon was destroyed during the battle with the disciples.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Noria is named after nori seaweed, a sushi item.
  • In Japanese version, Noria is noted with her dialect when she adored Sweet Mask along with other members. In the redrawn version of chapter 146, she appears to talk in the Fukuoka dialect.
  • After Chapter 103 and Chapter 104 were revised. Atomic Samurai's disciples haven't seen Pig God swallowed The Great Food Tub. They were redrawn with Noria was the only one who witnessed Pig God swallowed the monster when she was chasing a pig-like monster with her partner Chinpi. She then told her partner to keep quiet as they left the scene.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 85, page 43
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 85, page 43
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