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A Scrapyard street dealer with an ampoule in Battle 24.
Type Street drug
Purpose Stimulant
Users Zapan
Debut Battle 24

"Altitude" is the nickname of a street drug sold in the Scrapyard. It is a stimulant that will "blow your mind sky high and clear your head."[1] Sold in ampoules, it was originally named Hot Freeze.[2]


After Zapan killed Tank Man and another hunter-warrior, he grew more fearful of Alita after learning that she had become the motorball champion. He tried to take away his fear with drugs, finding a female street dealer who first recommended Altitude to him. When she saw Sara's head, which Zapan had preserved in a jar and was carrying with him, she offered to trade the drugs for it, hinting that she was a necrophiliac with lesbian tendencies. However this information ended up costing her her life, and Zapan took a few ampoules of Altitude as well as some of another drug that the dealer had, Desolation Road.


  1. Angel of Redemption, Action Ed., p. 30.
  2. Angel of Redemption, first issue, p. 30.