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Porf Griffith (ポーフ・グリフイス Pōfu Gurifuisu) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series of Shaman King. A member of the X-Laws and Team "X-II", Porf has, like the rest of the X-Laws, suffered in some way by the hands of Asakura Hao. He was once a member of the U.S. Delta Forces.


Porf is an averaged height man, with a completely bald head that is shaped to look a lot like an egg. In one chapter cover, he is depicted with a tattoo on the back of his head, saying "X-Laws". He wears the standard X-Laws uniform with a green sash while his wide shoulder guard resembles an old-fashioned Roman shield.

His street clothes consist of a loose Hawaiian shirt and black pants.

Like the rest of X-II, he has revealed to still carry around his old military uniform, which he puts on when he and the rest of X-II decided to target Asakura Hao one final time.


Like many of the X-Laws, Porf is an extremist believer that the end justifies the means.

His hobby is training.[3]

Learning that Marco had lied about Jeanne´s origins, Porf, along with the rest of his team lost their faith in Marco as a captain.

Abilities and Powers[]


See More: Sariel

Porf's guardian ghost is that of the Archangel Sariel, a mechanical Archangel spirit that runs on the "Angel Engine". Like all other archangels, Sariel has the ability to shatter souls. It was first seen when the X-Laws revealed themselves and was attacked by "Big Guy" Bill Butron.[4]



Porf Originating from San Francisco, the United States born on February 7, 1971. he was once a member of the Delta forces and the sniper of his unit. He participated in operation "Restore Hope" in the year of 1993.

Travel Through America[]

Shaman Fights Second Round[]

One night, Marco and the remaining X-Laws were visited by Yoh, who wanted Marco's permission to once again participate in the Shaman Fights. However, instead of arguing with them Yoh quickly revealed his resolve to fight with them.[5] In turn Marco was quick to decide that Yoh was allied with Hao and therefore his soul had to be destroyed, and together with Team "X-II" attacked Yoh, but Yoh easily dodged all of their attacks as he had used Hyoi Gattai with Amidamaru.

After the failed attack by Luchist Lasso on their cargo ship, and the revelation that Iron Maiden Jeanne was not a holy person, Porf alongside Larch Dirac and John Denbat decided that Marco Lasso could no longer be trusted and that it was time to face of with Asakura Hao one last time.[6]

The mission was planned so that Larch and John would take guard posts, while Porf would target Hao from a small distance with his sniper rifle. After some small chit-chat about whether or not they should go through with the mission, Porf reported that he was in position, but when he had Hao's head in his target, he would suddenly lose focus due to seeing Hao crying.

Porf impaled by the Spirit of Fire

As Team X-II's attempt to kill Hao fails, Porf is the first to die by being impaled by one of the fingertips of the Spirit of Fire. As he dies he told John and Larch, over the radio, that they should run away.[7] Hao later tells John that they had seen something they shouldn't.

"I am in a bad mood... your friends... saw something forbidden. Your soul will be consumed with you... in every way! You won`t be going to Heaven or Hell!"

-Asakura Hao to John, before killing him.[8]

Invading the Plants[]

When Hao created a Black Hole within the Great Spirit, the souls of the X-Laws appeared in their 'Supercars' to protect the Soul Train.[9]

Anime/Manga Difference[]

Gate of Babylon[]

Porf's death in the 2001 anime series.

Following the events of the Gate of Babylon, Porf is killed when Hang Zang-Ching decapitated Sariel, while it crushes Porf with his own weapon. [10]


  • His grandfather is an overseas Chinese, and Porf learned Chinese martial arts from his grandfather.[11]


  1. Shaman King Official Fan Book: Mankin Book
  2. Shaman King Kazenban Final Official Guide Book Mentalite
  3. Shaman King Manga - Remix Track 7
  4. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 104
  5. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 210; Page 19
  6. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 231
  7. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 232; Page 08
  8. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 233
  9. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 299, Pages 38-45
  10. Shaman King Anime - Episode 56

External Links[]

  • Archangel Sariel - A Wikipedia article about the archangel who his spirit is based on.
  • San Francisco - A Wikipedia article about Porf Griffith's hometown

[v · e · ?]
X-I: Iron Maiden Jeanne  •  Marco Lasso  •  Lyserg Diethel
X-II: Porf Griffith  •  John Denbat  •  Larch Dirac
X-III: Cebin Mendel  •  Chris Venstar  •  Meene Montgomery
Fallen Angels: Luchist Lasso  •  Hans Reiheit
Spirits: Archangels  •  Fallen Angels  •  Shamash  •  Morphine
Related Articles
Groups: X-Laws
Vehicles: Ark-X  •  Lincoln-X
Tools: Jeanne's Iron Maiden  •  X-Laws Armory  •  Marco´s Glasses