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Sunny

Sunny post-time skip

Sunny GGB

Name
Japanese サニー
Romanized Sani
English Sunny
Profile
Race Human
Gender Male Male
Birthday 7 September
Age 24
Status Alive
Height 187cm
Weight 200 Kg
Blood Type AB
Professional Status
Affiliation Four Heavenly Kings;
Komatsu;
IGO
Occupation Gourmet Hunter
Partner Toriko;
Coco;
Zebra
Personal Status
Relatives Rin (younger sister);
Ichiryu (adoptive father);
Toriko (future brother-in-law)
Pets Quinn Icon
Debut Appearance
Manga Chapter 29
Anime Episode 10
Voices
Japanese Mitsuo Iwata
English Aaron Roberts
[v · t · e]


Hunting Method

Sunny hunts by using his prehensile hair to capture his prey. From the tip of each hair extends a Feeler (触手 Shokushu, Sensor in the English versions) much thinner than the hair itself; about 0.1 microns wide (note that 'hair' and 'feeler' are used interchangeably in this article). These feelers are extremely strong. After his training in Intuition and Food Honor, Sunny is able to use over 1,000,000 feelers which can extend to a range of over 300 meters, and each has a tensile strength of over 300 kilograms. Toriko claims that he is unable to break one even when held taut. Indeed, Sunny's hairs have only been shown to be cut by a Gourmet World beast specially bioengineered for cutting power, and it took the massive physical strength of Tommyrod himself to pull them out by the roots (for comparison, Tommyrod suggests that one of his arms, even while severed, is equivalent in strength to a beast with a capture level over 200).

Sunny has complete control over each and every one of his feelers, though the more he uses at once and the more precisely he maneuvers them the more energy and concentration they require. This highly mentally-taxing requirement was one of Sunny's greatest weaknesses early in the series. After training with Guemon however, Sunny can now use his feelers in water (while before he couldn't even swim), and they require essentially no concentration to manipulate. Even when the hair is cut from his head, he can still manipulate them due to the nerves still being active and able to communicate after being severed for a short time much like insect ganglia, however this requires extreme concentration leaving him vulnerable to attack.

Intimidation

 
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Like many others, Sunny can manifest a demonic aura to intimidate foes. However, because of his vanity and its unusual nature, Sunny only uses Intimidation when his foe has truly disgusted him to the extent that he no longer cares about his own beauty. His Intimidation is unusual because it actually takes physical form through his hair rather than merely being a projection of his fighting spirit, coiling into the image of a frightening demon. It's physicality means that Sunny can actually use his hair's demonic Intimidation form as a weapon in battle, although summoning it requires most of his hair to coil above him, limiting its strikes to short range. The color of his intimidation aura is light blue.

Touch

 
Sunny's touch

Sunny's enhanced sense as one of the Four Heavenly Kings is touch. His enhanced sense of touch is used through his feelers (also sometimes called 'Touches' in reference to this fact). Although far too thin to be seen by the naked eye, Sunny's feelers are always spread around him in a 300-meter radius, probing the environment. The hairs' sense of touch is very delicate, approaching the sensitivity of fingertips. This gives Sunny constant feedback on everything around him, and lets him explore the environment via touch alone; he can even defeat beasts without having to look at or be near them this way. Each colored hair transmits a different form of touch data to his brain.[1]

Hair Colors

 
Hair Operation
  • Blue Hair: This hair is used to detect low temperatures.
  • Pink Hair: This hair is used to detect high temperatures.
  • Green Hair: This hair is used to detect pressure.
  • White Hair: This hair senses painful stimuli.
  • Gold Hair: A special type that Sunny uses only when infusing his hair with Appetite Energy. It is not used to sense anything, but only for battle. This hair is virtually indestructible, and will devour anything it touches, from beasts to other humans.

While his sense of touch does give him great advantages in battle, it also generates equivalent drawbacks. Should even one of his ultra-sensitive feelers be cut, Sunny will feel pain on the same level as a tooth being ripped from his mouth. Because his great volume of hair means that cutting attacks will always strike many feelers at once, the pain involved is comparable to having a whole mouthful of teeth (or more) pulled simultaneously without anaesthetic; pain enough that it would cause a normal human to fall into a state of shock and die.[2] The hair is also vulnerable to temperature or chemical-based attacks, as Sunny was forced to release his Hair Lock on Starjun when the latter manifested flames over his entire body.

Intuition

Early in the series, Sunny had to concentrate a great deal to control his feelers. As a result, he tended to expend more energy than ostensibly needed in doing so. However after training with Guemon, Sunny learns to use his 'Intuition', thus allowing him to use his feelers more intuitively. By doing so, not only is he able to easily defeat most beasts he has never seen before, but also to use his feelers in a more versatile manner, such as multiplying the force behind the attacks his hair reflects.

Sunny's intuition does not extend merely to controlling his hair, however. It can also pick up on subtle clues which he should normally not be able to sense, such as pheromones. Sunny's intuition is so advanced that he can use it as a sort of sixth sense; he was able to use it alone to locate the underwater nesting site of the Madam Fish at Pot Pond, while the other members of the four heavenly kings had to explicitly rely on their superhuman senses to do so. While Toriko (and presumably the other kings) have also trained in Intuition, Sunny is the only member shown to use it in this way.

Food Honor

Sunny mastered Food Honor through unknown means, which greatly increased his fighting capabilities as well as endurance. It allows him to manipulate his hairs more precisely to the point where he can take control of an opponents nervous system.

  • Food Immersion: He is able to master the secret technique of Food Honor that allow him to last longer in battle.

Dining Kitchen

The reach of Sunny's feelers creates a Dining Kitchen (ダイニングキッチン Dainingu Kitchin) around him, in which he can freely manipulate anything around him and utilize his hair attacks. Toriko also refers to this as the Sunny Zone (サニーゾーン Sanī Zōn). Keeping his opponents or prey within his Dining Kitchen's range is a major part of Sunny's battle strategy. After mastering Food Honor, the range of his dining kitchen expanded to 300 meters.[3]

Appetite Energy

Sunny's Satan hair

Sunny with his Satan Hair

Sunny learns to use the Appetite Energy alongside the other Heavenly Kings during his fight against the Four Beast, by performing the combination attack Dinner of Kings. When Sunny first used this technique, he felt the 'demon' of his Gourmet Cells (that seems to be connected to the Appetite Energy) awakening. Thanks to this, he has managed to use the Appetite Energy in combination with his hunting method.

Devil Feelers

The maws of a feeler while using Satan Hair.

  • Satan Hair (魔王の髪(サタンヘア) Satan Hea): A new mode Sunny has achieved by using Appetite Energy, thanks to his experience performing the technique Dinner of Kings. When Sunny infuses Appetite Energy into his feelers, the energy mutates the feelers into what it's called Devil Feelers (悪魔の触手 Akuma no Shokushu), covering the surface of each with ravenous micro-scale maws which can consume anything they ensnare. When using the technique, Sunny's hair shines gold with Appetite Energy and becomes much stronger, now being virtually impervious to attacks which are used to damage it. The hair is easily capable of consuming a beast with a Capture Level of over 100, and even an incredibly powerful warrior like Tommyrod. Sunny claims that one strand of Satan Hair could wipe out all life on the planet, after which it would dig through the crust and into the mantle, and, once it couldn't find any more nourishment, it would reach out to other planets. Though this may be an exaggeration, Sunny is shown to be visibly strained trying to keep his Devil Feelers under control. In particular, he is forced to utilize them as massed tendrils and whips, because they are too powerful for him to control individually. It is implied that if Sunny uses this technique for a consdierable amount of time, the 'demon' of his Gourment Cells could take possession of him.[4]

Counter Techniques

 
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  • Spatula (フライ返し Furaigaeshi) Using his Feelers, Sunny alters the flow of power and reflects it back at his opponent. His Feelers themselves require a little bit of his stamina. Currently each strand of Sunny's hair has a strength of around 300 kilos. It is possible for each strand to fend off 1000 times the 300 kilos but more than that and the Feelers will break. The name of this move is a pun as the part "gaeshi" (or "kaeshi") on the name is Japanese for  "counter", something that suits it as it is a counter technique.
 
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  • #-Multiplied Super Spatula (#-倍スーパーフライ返し #-Bai Sūpā Furaigaeshi): A stronger version of the Spatula, the Super Spatula multiplies the power of an opponent's attack and sends it back at them. The multiplier is proportionate to the number of Feelers used; less than 10,000 Feelers returns an equal force, 20,000 Feelers multiples the force by 2 and so on. Sunny used 50,000 to create a path through the Death Falls, used 300,000 to redirect Toriko's 36-Hit Twin Nail Punch.

Offensive Techniques

 
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  • #-Strand Hair Punch (#-本髪(ヘア)パンチ #-Bon Hea Panchi): After Sunny arranges his hair into its intimidation form using several thousand strands of hair, he uses it to deliver a powerful punch to the target. This can defeat a GT Robo in one strike. The more strands of hair he uses, the shorter the range but more powerful his Hair Punch. He used 300,000 strands against the King Octopus Kong.
 
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  • Hair Cutter (ヘアカッター Hea Kattā): Sunny uses a few strands of hair as cutting implements. The technique was strong enough to cut through the thick ice over Pot Pond.
 
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  • Super Hair Shot (スーパーヘアショット Sūpā Hea Shotto): After launching a Hair Punch, he then catches the attack with his Feelers and multiply its power using Super Spatula several times over, before firing it at the opponent in a devastating attack.
 
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  • Hair Spit (ヘアスピット Hea Supitto): By forming his Feelers into sharp spikes, Sunny then impales his opponents with them.

Defensive Techniques

 
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  • Hair Lock (髪(ヘア)ロック Hea Rokku): Using the invisible Feelers he always has probing the environment around him, Sunny suddenly 'locks' the Feelers around his opponent in place, restricting their movements. Weaker opponents are totally immobilized by the technique, while stronger ones still have full range of motion, but must use extra strength to overcome the hair's resistance.
 
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  • Hair Net (髪(ヘア)ネット Hea Netto): Sunny creates a net of Feelers which surround his opponent. When his prey is within this field, he can use Hair Lock to bind its movements and 'taste' them while they are trapped. Sunny can also somehow use this technique to 'cook' his prey (the hair net serving the same purpose as the netting on a ham). Hair net can also be used to catch thrown objects before flinging them back at his adversary using Spatula.
 
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  • Hair Lead (髪誘導(ヘアリード) Hea Rīdo): Sunny can direct attacks away from him by subtly redirecting them with his individual hairs. This causes blows aimed at him to suddenly curve away as they approach.
 
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  • Hair Marionette (ヘアマリオネット Hea Marionetto): Using his extremely thin Touches, Sunny can enter the enemy's body and take control of its nerves. After his battle with the Four Beast, Sunny can control his hair even when it has been cut off. The cut hair can be remotely control like insect ganglia.
 
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  • Hair Tornado (ヘアトルネード Hea Torunēdo): By whipping his hair around in a motion similar to a tornado, Sunny blows away gas's that may cause him harm.

Supplementary Techniques

 
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  • Hair Operation (触覚手術(ヘアオペレーション) Hea Operēshon): Sunny can perform makeshift surgery by using his Touch, as seen when he used it to close and stitch up Rin's wounds. He can even perform surgery on himself.
  • Hair Knocking (髪(ヘア)ノッキング Hea Nokkingu): Sunny induces knocking on his target using his Feelers.
 
Sunny Hair Raft
  • Hair Raft (ヘアラフト Hea Rafuto): Sunny creates a raft out of his hair, which he can use to take himself along with a few others over water.
 
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  • Surface Tension (表面張 Hyōmen Chō): By spreading his Feelers across a body of water, Sunny is also capable of spreading his weight in a similar manner to a water strider. Then by supporting himself on his abnormally strong Touches, he is capable of seemingly floating in mid air while over water.
 
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  • Fish net (Unnamed): By using the same mechanics of Hair Net, Sunny can catch fish, while being either on land or water. Sunny who couldn't swim or use his hair on water in methods other than Surface Tension, learned to control more of his hair through Intuition  and Food Honor. Fish net was first used on the way to Mors Mountain to catch a school of Snow White Sweet Fish.
  • Remote Hair (リモートヘアー Rimōto Heā): By leaving a piece of hair on the target's neck, Sunny can track down his location as well as being able to detect any form of danger around the target and warn them of it. The hair is cut from Sunny meaning that it was possibly born during his fight with Tommyrod when he controlled his cut hair and used it against Tommyrod. 

Joint Attacks

 
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  • Super Spatula Multiplied Twin Nail Punch (スーパーフライ返し倍ツイン釘パンチ Sūpā Furaigaeshi Bai Tsuin Kugi Panchi): A powerful joint attack used by Sunny working with Toriko. It was first used to shatter a massive 5000 metre tall mountain, a feat that would be impossible for either Toriko or Sunny individually. Toriko uses his Twin Nail Punch while Sunny uses his Super Spatula to launch the force of the attack at a target while multiplying the force of each punch over many times. So far the only number shown was Twin 36-Hit Nail Punch and 30 times Super Spatula with 300,000 strands. Assuming his current number strands-1,000,000 strands and Toriko's 50 ren punch, they could take down a mountain 3-4 times the size of the one, first shown with this joint attack. It is unknown however, if the Satan Hair could do the super spatula, in which case there is no upper limit to the impact it could redirect, since the Devil Feelers cannot be pulled out or cut.
 
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  • Cannon Fork Hair Lead: Poison Coating Thunder Noise: An attack only seen in anime that combines powerful techniques of all Heavenly Kings. Toriko first projects several Flying Forks to create a Cannon Fork, then Sunny drives it with his Hair Lead which gives it momentum and a direction to strike; Coco adds a Poison Coating by firing a large amount of poison at the Fork, and finally Zebra electrifies it with his Thunder Noise. Even though it was a mighty movement done against the Four Beast it had minor damage on the monster as it was quickly broken.
 
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  • Dinner of Kings (王食晩餐 Ō Shoku Bansan, Meal Fit for a King in the English versions): A joint attack using the effort and Appetite Energy of all Four Heavenly Kings. The Kings concentrate their all their energy into a ball of pure appetite, which, when launched, turns into a giant all-consuming maw. The attack will then proceed to consume the prey, regardless of the opponents actions, until it is completely eaten, and form into a ball, which harmlessly bursts after some time. One of the greatest advantages of this technique is that it will only aim for the intended prey, and nothing else, leaving anything unnecessary in a seperate sphere, much like how there was a seperate sphere filled with the people that the Four Beast ate. The greatest disadvantage of this technique is that the process of making this move requires a great deal of concentration and energy, leaving the users vulnerable to attack. Furthermore, for this technique to work, the users "appetite" and "spirits" need to sync. Sunny has combined an aspect of this technique to his feelers, creating a newer, unbreakable, insatiable type of hair- Satan Hair.
  • Super Voice Spatula (スーパーボイスフライ返し, Sūpā Boisu Furaigaeshi): A filler technique. Zebra launches a Voice Missile that is repelled by Sunny's Super Spatula to increase it's power.
  • Tornado Leg Boomerang (トルネードレッグブーメラン Torunēdo Reggu Būmeran): A filler technique. Toriko launches a Leg Boomerang which Sunny spins faster and faster with his Hair Tornado to create a whirlwind.

Gallery

Spatula
Spatula
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Spatula Explanation
Hair Net
Hair Net
Hair Lock
Hair Lock
Hair Punch
Hair Punch
Hair marionette
Hair Marionette

References

  1. Gourmet 33
  2. Gourmet 225
  3. Gourmet 198
  4. Gourmet 225

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