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"Gormand Battle" contestant
|Names in other languages|
|Japanese* (romanization written with the given name first)||Risa Eko|
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|Reckoned birth year(s) (this is for age comparison purposes, and so may look odd; click on the question mark for details)?||Unknown|
|Documented age range (as recorded in court record profiles and case files)||28* (Turnabout Gurgitation)|
|Status* (last known)||Alive(arrested)|
|Eye color||Unknown* (character only appears in uncolored manga; appear dark)|
|Height* (from official guidebooks)||??? cm|
|Affiliates||Carl Caesar ("Gormand Battle" producer) |
Kevin Hattori ("Gormand Battle" announcer and object of dislike)
Milo Kent ("Gormand Battle" contestant; deceased)
Arnold Balboa ("Gormand Battle" contestant)
Gale Cyclone ("Gormand Battle" contestant)
Wally Flores ("Gormand Battle" contestant)
|Debut episode||Turnabout Gurgitation|
Risa Iko is an ecologist who entered the televised eating competition "Gormand Battle" in an effort to publicise the planet's limited natural resources. Although she managed to make it to the live final, the broadcast ended when another one of the competitors, Milo Kent, was murdered.
Punishing the "trash"Edit
- Main article: Turnabout Gurgitation
Risa Iko, along with Arnold "Muscle" Balboa and Milo "Fairplay" Kent were competitors in many of the Gormand Battle Contest. Even though Kent had repeatedly used his magic during the contests to cheat his way to winning, the producer refused to disqualify him despite hers and Balboa's appeal due to his fame, motivating her to take matter into her own hands and to punish him. To this end, Iko sent Kent a threatening letter while also inciting Balboa into threatening him as well by warning him of Kent's cheating. This pressured Kent, as she predicted, to switch his noodle bowl with hers, which she poisoned prior giving it to him, as he feared that his will be poisoned. Because of the nature of the crime, Kevin Hattori was arrested as he was the only person capable of poisoning the dish.
During the trial, she testified against Hattori while stating that she was also a threatened victim as well in order to push suspicion on him. Wright however, managed to notice contradiction in regard to the unusual location of Kent's fingerprints on the letter, forced her to admit that she was the one who wrote and sent it. Iko still denied that she was the murderer until Wright presented Iko's water bottle. The bottled contained the poison used in the murder and was not sorted properly at her home, even though she claimed to do with all her trashes, but was merely thrown away in public bin. This contradicted with her claimed ecologist spirit, and Wright proved that she purposely did that to conceal the fact of her being the true murderer. With this incriminating evidence, Iko break down and confessed.
- Her English and Japanese full name is pun on the word "recycle".
- Her French name is a play of "écologie", meaning "ecology" in French, which fits with her occupation.