Al is an apprentice gnome a person that maintains the gravity levels if Aqua to match that of ManHome. Despite his youthful looks and short stature he is actually nineteen though he has the tendency to crack quotold guy jokesquot which irritates Aika to no end whenever she039s present. He does wear glasses although it039s not known whether he has very bad eyesight or not. He has excellent nightvision though like all gnomes mostly due to their life spent underground. In the manga he039s prone to fainting spells at first assumedly because gnomes are unaccustomed to the heat normally associated with summer days in NeoVenezia. He nevertheless lives on Ukijima which may or may not account for him often taking care of Akatsuki and Woody when they were children. It is known that Aika has a crush on him as she always turns shy around him.