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Chrom (クロム Kuromu) is a fictional character in the Shaman King manga and anime series. He was one of the Ten Patch Officiants of the Patch Tribe but was killed by Tao Ren.[1] He was the older brother of Nichrom and best friend of Silva.


Chrom is a tall, muscular man with black hair and dark eyes.


According to Silva he was the most festive member of the Patch Tribe, loving to both dance and sing.



See More: Purple Kick

Chrom's spirit is known as Purple Kick. Nothing else is known about his guardian ghost, only that it greatly resembles a locust and that is purple in color.[2]


Shaman Fights in Tokyo

Chrom was one of the priests that judged the Shaman Fight. He was sent alongside Silva and Kalim to Tokyo to test the potential shamans living there. He met with Tao Ren in a building construction site to administer the qualification test. He challenged Ren to strike him once in order to acquire the Oracle Bell. Ren warned that one attack from him could be deadly and attacked with his Over Soul. Chrom easily leaped over this initial attack, but after observing enough of Ren's abilities and while preparing to then retaliate, Ren followed suddenly with another strike. The combination of Ren's long attack range and use of cloak, to restrict Chrom's view, made the attack unavoidable. Even so, Chrom appeared to take little damage, with only a little blood escaping his mouth, and proceeded to lecture Ren on how his instinct to constantly charge an opponent would eventually turn against him.

After noting how Ren's courage was similar to his own brother's, Chrom just smiled and announced that Ren had passed the test. However, Ren launched a fatal blow that killed Chrom, saying that he did not need Chrom's approval.[3][1]

Later, the remaining Patch Officiants gathered around Chrom's body, discussed the circumstances of his death, and prepared for his funeral. Silva was the last to arrive, showing clear signs of distress over the loss of his friend. The events of that night were then replayed using an Oracle Projector, but Silva was reluctant to accept that Ren should be allowed to enter. Goldva confirmed that there were very little he could do about it.[4]

Shaman Fights Second Round

Chrom later appeared before the spirit of the dead Ren, representing the guilt he held within his heart, as he relived the events that led to him killing Chrom.[3]

Invading The Plants

After Asakura Hao decides not to go through with his plans to rid the world of non-shamans, Chrom and the other Patch Tribe officiants are seen surrounding their new Shaman King.[5]

Anime/Manga Difference

Chrom in the 2001 anime

Although briefly shown in the 2001 anime, Chrom's death is mentioned by his brother in Episode 50, as Nichrom explains Lady Nyorai cleared the darkness in his soul, and suggests that Tao Ren should do the same. Later on, Ren mistakes Silva for the fallen Patch Officiant, his mind troubled by the incident.[6]

Chrom's death was shown in the 2021 version, however. Ren is shown later regretting killing him when re-experiencing his life while on the verge of death.


  • Like the other Patch Priests, Chrom is named after an element in the periodic table. His name being derived from Chromium.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Shaman King Manga - Chapter 31
  2. Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Volume 25 Extras; Shaman File 324
  3. 3.0 3.1 Shaman King Manga - Chapters 178-179
  4. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 32
  5. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 300 page 22
  6. Shaman King Anime - Episode 50

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Patch Tribe
Tribe Chief: Goldva
Ten Patch Officiants: Silva  •  Kalim  •  Radim  •  Namari  •  Nichrom  •  Bron  •  Magna  •  Rutherfor  •  Renim  •  Thalim  •  Zinc (2001 Anime Only)
Others: Chrom  •  Lip & Rap  •  Hao  •  Alumi Niumbirch
Spirits: Big Chief  •  Silver Arms  •  Black Sickle  •  Red Rope  •  Platinum Sword  •  Magnescope  •  Blue Net  •  Yellow Whip  •  Clear Coat  •  Green Seeds  •  Grey Saucer  •  Purple Kick  •  Zinc Arms (2001 Anime Only)
Five Elemental Spirits: Spirit of Earth  •  Spirit of Fire  •  Spirit of Rain  •  Spirit of Thunder  •  Spirit of Wind
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