Rutherfor of the Ten Patch Officiants (ラザホー, "Razahō") is a fictional character in the manga series of Shaman King. She is one of the Ten Patch Officiants, responsible for overlooking the Shaman Fight.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
By far one from shortness by other members of the Patch Tribe, Rutherfor initially was shown with both her head and hands resembling that of an alien, more specifically a Grey. However, this was later revealed to be due to the nature of her Over Soul and the environment of her plant, her true appearance is instead that of a young girl with long black hair.
She wears the standard Native American Patch robes with a silver plating resembling a U.F.O on the chest of her robes. Beneath her cloak, she wears long cloth boots with frills and a dress with a Grey head on it and frills at the bottom.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Though not much has been shown about her, it can be presumed that she is normally very shy as she was always seen in her Armor O.S. and blushed heavily once Yoh nullified it revealing her true self.
Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]
Spirit[edit | edit source]
- See More: Grey Saucer
Rutherfor's Guardian ghost's name is Grey Saucer (グレイソーサー, "Gurei Sōsā"). Nothing is known about her guardian ghost beyond this, but Asakura Hao seems to know its true nature. According to Hao, Rutherfor's alien-like appearance is created by an Over Soul. In the original Shaman Files, Rutherfor's Over Soul is referred to as "The Visitor" (訪問者, "Hōmon-sha").
When Tao Ren mention that aliens are non-existing creatures, Rutherfor reveals that Grey Saucer is a spirit of a real alien that once came to earth and had an accident with his U.F.O. The alien would eventually teach the Pach Tribe and the alien founded the basics of the traditional Patch Crafts and the Shaman Fight as well before he died a natural death.
History[edit | edit source]
Invading the Plants[edit | edit source]
When Team "Funbari Onsen", Team "The Ren" and Team "X-I" forfeited the third round of the Shaman Fights, Asakura Hao was automatically declared the new Shaman King, and together with other nine Patch Officiants, Rutherfor went to guard her plant.
When Hao arrived there, Rutherfor guided him through her 10th and final "Plant of the Universe" to the Kings Sanctuary. There she explained to Hao the reason and way the Plants of the Mu was built.
When the invaders arrived Rutherfor was quick to attack them with her Over Soul manipulating Gravity, hoping to scare them away. However they still stood firm, realizing that something more was needed, Rutherfor began smashing them under the weight of her Gravity manipulating abilities. Becoming too confident she began to talk about her spirit and the past of the Patch Tribe.
Realizing that she had said too much she insists that they should all just forget it and begins to crush them all with a heavy gravity, only to be faced by Asakura Yoh. Having deduced that the Gravity manipulation came not from the Plant but from her Over Soul, he quickly used Furyoku Nullification to break free and then attacked with his own Armor Over Soul to shatter her's, revealing that Rutherfor was a "Cute girl" according to "Wooden Sword" Ryu.
The Plant then shuts down and hearing the Oracle Bell beeping, Rutherfor realizes that the Shaman King has awakened. Rutherfor is confronted by Goldva, who tells her to run away showing her what has happened to Lip & Rap, and then suddenly tells her that there is no place to run or hide and that she should decide the way she dies, before he arrived there. As Goldva goes insane all Rutherfor can do is watch as she is killed by the arrival of Hao's zombie-like body who then proceeds to kill Ryu and Tokageroh and absorbs their souls. As she herself is about to become a victim, she is protected by Chocolove McDonell and Usui Horokeu and see them sharing the same fate. As Hao is about to target the rest she is shocked to see the sudden appearance of Yoh who cuts of the head of Hao and reveals the fact that the Hao in front of them is nothing more but a walking corpse, only to see him and Amidamaru having their souls absorbed as well, being left alone with Opacho.
She later decides that she wants to stay with the Great Spirit, so in 500 years she may become a powerful ghost like all the other Patch Officiants.
Anime/Manga Difference[edit | edit source]
Rutherfor is a manga-exclusive character and does not appear in the anime series.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- She is the only one of the Ten Patch Officiants not to die during the plant invasion.
- Like most of the Patch Tribe members are named after elements on the Periodic Table of Elements, Rutherfor is named after Rutherfordium.
References[edit | edit source]
- Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Mentalite Extras; Shaman File 362
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 277; Page 6
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 296; Page 07
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 296; Page 18-19
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 297; Page 25
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