Namari of the Ten Patch Officiants (ナマリ, Namari) is a fictional character from the manga series of Shaman King. He is one of the Ten Patch Priests overseeing the Shaman Fights and the Patch Officiant responsible for overseeing the Gandhara teams and Team "Tsuchi-Gumi". He openly supports Asakura Hao in his quest to become Shaman King, to the extent that he allows Hao's followers to butcher three Gandhara members right in front of him.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Namari is above average height. His hair is long like most of the Patch tribe. When not in battle he wears a standard Patch cloak with silver plating on his chest resembling a curdled up snake. When in his plant or in battle he wears the skirt of his patch cloak and he also wore silver metal rings around his arms and stomach.
Personality[edit | edit source]
He was an open supporter of Asakura Hao, intimidating some of the remaining contestants in the tournament. He also has a tendency to refer to himself in the third-person.
Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]
Spirit[edit | edit source]
- See More: Red Rope
Namari's guardian ghost is that of a giant cobra named Red Rope(レッドロープ) with his medium being snakeskin on his wrist. Once Over Souled it appears, with the head of a snake over his arm and covering his hand.
History[edit | edit source]
Shaman Fights Second Round[edit | edit source]
Namari is an official who first appeared when Yoh's friends attempting to stop Hao's followers from killing Lady Sati. He is seen eavesdropping on the conversation between Lady Sati and Ryu.
When Ryu later threatens to attack him, he claims he will not intervene in the entire ordeal and emphasizes his intentions by revealing his gigantic cobra spirit.
Invading the Plants[edit | edit source]
On their journey to get to the Star Sanctuary, Namari was in the first "Plant of the Desert" and therefore the first obstacle the invaders would face. Having barely greeted the group he revealed his Over Soul in the sand behind them but made it disappear again and then taunted them to attack him.
He initially had the advantage against both Tao Ren and Usui Horokeu as the desert prevented Ren from generating lightning and Horohoro from creating ice. Ryu instead fought with him first one-on-one revealing his new form of Over Soul. Even after Ryu sliced up his new form Over Soul like it was sushi, he was still able to recreate it and later attack him while Ryu was fighting only a mirage. He offered the group to spare him if they would retreat. Ryu however merely revealed his strategy of clearing a path for the others and after a short stalemate between the two, Namari was killed by Ryu with the poison of Red Rope. After a short fight with both Ren and Horohoro, he was quickly killed by Ren with the help of the ice of Horohoro had made from the plant's small lake, that allowed Ren to generate his lightning.
Before he died he smiled, knowing he'd won by having his boastful opponents use a part of their Furyoku to defeat him and to resurrect their fallen comrade. This caused Ren to respected him afterward.
Anime/Manga Difference[edit | edit source]
Due to the major changes to the second part of the Shaman Fights in the anime series, Namari was one of the many Patch Tribe members not to be introduced in the anime series.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Like most of the other Patch Tribe members Namari is named after one of elements on the Periodic Table of Elements. His name is derived from the Japanese name of Lead.
References[edit | edit source]
- Shaman King Manga, Viz Media, English edition translation
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 238
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 269
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 300, Page 21
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