The "Dark Chef" Joa
|Occupation||Personal Chef to the King of Jidar |
|Manga Debut||Chapter 84 (mentioned)|
|Anime Debut||Episode 96|
|Japanese Voice||Nanba Keiichi|
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Joa the "Dark Chef" is a legendary chef from long ago who would have become the world's first "Super Cook", however due to his own undoing his chances at fame were forever lost and his name was buried in the annals of history.
He is currently the personal chef of Darnil Kahn, the king of Jidal and is part of the secret organization known as NEO along with his king. He is the only man alive known to be able to completely remove the poison from a Poison Potato and is currently the keeper on information relating to many amazing ingredients including the phantasmal drink from Acacia's Full Course Menu, ATOM.
Not much can be said of Joa's true appearance, as he is completely covered in clothes, even covering his face and only exposing his eyes. He is a thin man who wears a stylized chef’s hat that has several points hanging from it with small balls at the end of each point, making it resemble a jester’s hat.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Joa is very likely to be one of the best chefs in the world and he would have won the victor of the first Cooking Festival had he not broken several rules. He also has important data regarding Acacia's Full Course Menu. Joa is ominously very strong as well, as Setsuno speculated, correctly, that the new scar near Zaus's eye was his doing, and blamed the "Chef King" for lowering his guard; however, he replied he never got distracted for a moment. As of yet, Joa's actual level of power is unknown, though Mahmai Moi was confident enough in his abilities that he believed NEO could challenge anyone present at the cooking fest due to his imminent arrival.
Joa is the personal chef of the head of a country. As such, his abilities in cooking must be of the highest grade. He was said to be the only man capable of removing the venom from a Poison Potato. He was also revealed to be the first chef to win the Cooking Festival, but the ruling was overturned when his cheating was discovered.
200 years ago, Joa won the world's first ever Cooking Festival and earned the esteemed title of "Super Cook", however he had his title and honor revoked for breaking several rules (which were not identified) and because of this he was eternally banished from Cooking Fest and his title was given to the future "Gourmet National Treasure" Setsuno. After his disgraceful banishment from the fest, his name and false victory were forever buried in the annals of history.
Century Soup ArcEdit
During the events of Ice Hell, after Colonel Mokkoi discovered there was no more Century Soup left he decided to seek out new ingredients to satisfy him and then proceeded to contact Joa for information on which ingredient he would seek out next.
Meteor Garlic ArcEdit
After Livebearer's defeat at Gourmet Casino and his subsequent change of heart after Komatsu's inspiring preparation of the Meteor Garlic, he decides to offer information on preparing a Poison Potato and info on the whereabouts of the great ingredient ATOM to Toriko and his friends, telling them that the only man who holds this information is the "Dark Chef" Joa himself. He was later seen talking to the King of Jidal Kingdom and asking the maids to leave. He seems to have quite a vast information resources, as he knew about the meeting between IGO and Bishokukai and even about Toriko's coming at the Palace. He also has knowledge about the 'Secret Notebook' the belonged to Acacia and he also told the King that the Gourmet Casino was use to gather information on ingredients and now that Livebearer served his purpose, they decide to take their leave and proceed to abandon Jidal.
Cooking Festival ArcEdit
After Setsuno realizes that Zaus has made contact with Joa, she reveals that Joa was the champion of the 1st Cooking Festival to Chiyo and the NEO members present, but due to him breaking several rules, he was banished from ever participating in the Cooking Festival again.
|Chef God||Frohze (deceased)|
|Top 100 Chefs (current)||Zaus • Setsuno • Tengu Buranchi • Damala Sky XIII • Yuda • Anyo Jr. • CM Goron • Pippi • Kurakage • Sumire • Mitsurou • Klaraman • Three Eyes Horis • Wabutora • Chiru • Yuuji • Livebearer • Reishun • Tairan • Gen-chan • Lulubhu • Kopuriko • Darin • Koyubi • Appolo • Mami • Rikiya • Moh • Tsurara Mama • Ton • Kamizaru • Makubee • Granny Kama • Nerimaru • Ahn • Komatsu • Ega • Niis • Muhan|
|Bishokukai Chefs||Dores • Kuromado • Starjun • Grinpatch • Tommyrod (deceased) • Ryoutei • Chiyo • Ootake|
|Others||Atashino • Meria • Ume • Joa • Nono • Pen • Tacchino Kawagoe • Koryou • Cumin • Monchy|
|Members||Colonel Mokkoi • Darnil Kahn • Joa • Mahmai Moi • Kousairou • Kuriboh • Zaus • Shigematsu • Uumen Umeda • Appolo|
|Related Articles||Company Gourdarake • Jidar Kingdom • Gourmet Tourism Public Company • Kuriboh Pots|