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Character Profile: Noike Kamiki Jurai

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Noike Kamiki Jurai Noike Kamiki Jurai(神木 ノイケ 樹雷) Noike Kamiki Jurai (Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki)
Noike Kamiki Jurai (Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki)
Alias
Noike Sakauza Noike Sakauza
Race
Melmas Melmas
Gender
Female Female
Age
20 years old 20 years old
Hair
Green Green
Eyes
Violet Violet
Height
   
Weight
   
Status
Jurai royal family Jurai royal family
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Voice
Kari Walgreen(OVA 3), Mona Marshal(Tenchi Muyo! GXP: Galaxy Police Transporter) Naomi Shindoh
Debut
Episode 15: "Fiancée"(OVA) Episode 15: "Fiancée"(OVA)
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Episode 17: "Getting Reacquainted"(GXP) Episode 17: "Getting Reacquainted"(GXP)
Anime
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki
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Tenchi Muyo! GXP: Galaxy Police Transporter Tenchi Muyo! GXP: Galaxy Police Transporter

Character Description: Noike Kamiki Jurai

Noike Sakazua's life began commonly enough – until her wealthy father discovered that her mother was pregnant with her, then he deserted her, leaving her destitute. Later, her mother then found a new boyfriend, but he didn't want the burden of raising a daughter, so her mother had placed her into an orphanage, where she was later adopted by Seto Kamiki Jurai. However, for most of her life, Noike was tormented with what tragedy her family had to endure in order to abandon her so.

As a member of the Jurai Royal family, Noike was bonded to a third-generation royal tree, Kyoko. However, the tree was of a secret design. Learning from their experience of Ryoko Hakubi's attack on Jurai 700 years before, Kyoko was modified so that its power was equal to a second-generation tree. Kyoko even has a remote interface unit which allows anyone onboard the treeship to interact directly with Kyoko, although the tree does have issues; because Kyoko was a closely-guarded secret, she doesn't receive many visitors, so it is a glutton for attention and will seek it aggressively with ANY visitor that happens to visit her.

With her royal bonds, Noike was able to attend the Galaxy Police Academy, and was a partner of Mihoshi Kuramitsu. Her experience with working with the other kids at the orphanage had enabled her to deal with Mihoshi's flightiness, often quite sternly.

However, there was one instance during her tenure in the G.P. that brought Noike back to her past. While investigating an accident on one world, Noike had ran the D.N.A. of one of the witnesses through the database – and found that it was her natural mother! After confronting her with the facts, Noike's mother then told her story. She had thought that, by carefully choosing the orphanage, that Noike might have the life she couldn't provide herself. Although unhappy about the disclosure, Noike decided that her mother only chose that decision out of Noike's necessity and didn't pursue the matter further.

Years later, Noike was considered to be Misao Kuramitsu's second-in-command on the Choubimaru, the Kuramitsu Family's planet-smashing battle station. In fact, Misao WANTED to have Noike for the job. However, Mikami Kuramitsu, Misao's great-aunt had vetoed that and had placed Mashisu Makibi as the second (Misao would later marry Mashisu.

Later, Noike was given a mission by Lady Seto: to observe Tenchi Masaki, the grandson of Katsuhito Masaki (who was secretly crown prince Yosho Masaki Jurai), mostly because that five very powerful women – Ryoko, Ayeka Misaki Jurai, Sasami Misaki Jurai (a.k.a. Tsunami), Mihoshi, and Washu Hakubi – had somehow gravitated towards the one individual that can generate the Lighthawk wings, her guise being the arranged fiancé of Tenchi. She was accompanied to Earth by Tenchi's older sister Tennyo Masaki and his grandmother (and Katsuhito's common-law wife Airi Magma Masaki). But when Tennyo was delayed – mostly because Tenchi thought Tennyo was their late mother Kiyone Masaki, Noike had sneaked away from Airi, mostly because she was unhappy about the situation. By chance, she had encountered Tenchi, along with Ryo-Ohki, while he was tending the carrot fields after finding out about the engagement from Tennyo. But not long afterwards, she was afflicted by a strange vision – that of Tenchi with a young girl – and fainted afterwards.

After everything was straightened out, Noike had settled herself into the Masaki household, even helping out Sasami with the cooking. She even was able to get Ryoko and Ayeka to aid in the chores – with a little cajoling. And when Tenchi collapsed from a result of heatstroke and stress, she had forced everyone to give him space to recover. She even revealed the true nature of her mission to Ayeka and Ryoko, mostly to avoid any of their horseplay. She even had Katsuhito do a few favors for her – which included buying a pickup truck for her to aid with the chores. She even cut her long hair, choosing the style she sported when she was younger, wearing a wig for official functions, as well as for Nobuyuki Masaki and Rea Masaki's wedding.

But all through this, Noike was still haunted by the visions of Tenchi and the young girl. It wasn't until the attack of Z, the renegade servant of Washu and Tsunami's sister Tokimi, upon the Masakis – not to mention the modified incident with the Choubimaru and Nobuyuki and Rea's wedding – that the truth was discovered. Several of Noike's cells had imprinted within them the logo of Dr. Clay. With a little help from Tokimi, they had found it was the little girl – which was the female half of Kagato Araki – that was responsible.

Kagato was originally created (by Washu) as a hermaphrodite, but because Kagato hated women, the girl's astral half was forced from her. Clay somehow found her, bound her with his seal, and implanted her within Noike. But because of Clay's seal, the Girl Kagato was unable to fully merge with Noike. Z was able to exploit this by using Girl Kagato's desire to meet Tenchi to spy on the Masakis through Noike's eyes. Thus revealed, Washu was able to remove Clay's seal from Girl Kagato, then the little girl was able to fully assimilate with Noike.