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The X-Laws (X-LAWSエックス ロウズ Ekkusu Rōzu) is a fictional group in the Shaman King manga and anime series. They are a paramilitary organization founded by Luchist Lasso, whose purpose is to eradicate all evil and suffering.

Years after the Shaman Fight, Jeanne reformed the group into a non-profit organization, known as X-Charity (X・慈善団体).[1]

About[]

The X-Laws was founded by Luchist Lasso and as noted by Lyserg Diethel, is a successor to the organization "Heaven´s Gate" that was founded by Luchist´s grandfather Luke Lasso.[2]

The X-Laws are currently led by Iron Maiden Jeanne, whose ideals and strength instill an almost-religious sense of reverence into them. However, their "de facto" leader is Jeanne's second-in-command, Marco Lasso. The X-Laws obey him without question and his authority to act is overruled only by Jeanne herself.

The members are grouped into units of three, which are also fully functional combat squads. In the Shaman Fight, the X-Laws have fielded three such teams. Of the three, X-I is the most successful, advancing to the semi-finals before dropping out.

The X-Laws aim to eradicate all human evil and suffering through any means necessary and view Asakura Hao as the embodiment of this evil. Therefore, their ultimate goal is to kill him, a cause to which they are fanatically devoted. As a result, the X-Laws often tend to use extreme methods to achieve their goals, even sacrificing their lives to do so, reasoning that the ends justify their means. Furthermore, almost all have suffered some loss at the hands of Hao, and as such are fanatically opposed to him.

Members[]

Team "X-I"[]

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Iron Maiden Jeanne
(アイアンメイデン・ジャンヌ Aian Meiden Jannu)
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The leader of the X-Laws, Iron Maiden Jeanne is a young girl who spends most of her time in an Iron Maiden, constantly increasing her Furyoku level. Her guardian ghost is Shamash, a god of justice.
Marco Lasso
(マルコ・ラッソ Maruko Rasso)
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The de facto leader of the group, Marco Lasso's authority is overruled only by Jeanne herself. He helped found the X-Laws with Luchist, who later fell under the influence of Asakura Hao. He is the holder of Archangel Michael, the "Angel-Engine 001", who wields the holy sword of justice.

Marco is extremely loyal to Jeanne, and will stop at nothing to achieve what he believes will bring about Jeanne's ideals of a world free of corruption and evil. Like Jeanne, he tends to see issues in black and white; those who join the X-Laws are considered good and those who do not are automatically evil and with Hao.

Lyserg Diethel
(リゼルグ・ダイゼル Rizerugu Daizeru)
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The newest member of the group, Lyserg Diethel is the shaman of Morphine and joined the X-Laws after witnessing their way of dealing with the defeated Boris Tepes Dracula.

During the second round of the Shaman Fights, Marco began questioning where Lyserg's loyalty lay and decided to give him his own angel, the Archangel Zelel who was chained up in the X-Laws weapons storage, and held within a derringer, called "Sword No-008".

Team "X-II"[]

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John Denbat
ジョン・デンバット
Jon Denbatto
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A former member of the SAS, John Denbat is a part of Team "X-II". He wields the grenade launcher "Sword No-002" as a medium for the Archangel Raphael.

During Team X-II's attempt to kill Hao, John had prepared a test satellite in space wired to his archangel with a laser known as XDI and fires the laser from orbit at Hao and himself. Both survive because Hao managed to shield them. He, however, reveals that all of them saw something forbidden and burns John's entire body and soul with his Spirit of Fire.

Porf Griffith
ポーフ・グリフィス
Pōfu Gurifisu
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Porf Griffith is a former Delta Force member and a sniper. He wields the sniper rifle "Sword No-003" as a medium for the Archangel Sariel.

After Team "X-II" defects and attempts to kill Hao, Porf is assigned to snipe him, but is distracted when he notices Hao's tears and is impaled by the Spirit of Fire as he is telling John and Larch over the radio to flee.

Larch Dirac
ラーキ・ディラック
Rāki Dirakku
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Larch Diarc is a former Delta Force member. He wields the bazooka "Sword No-005" as a medium for the Archangel Uriel.

During his team's attempt to kill Hao on their own, he hears Porf being killed by Hao through a radio transmission. Frightened, Larch tries to run, but is killed by Hao.

Team "X-III"[]

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Chris Venstar
(クリス・ブンスター Kurisu Bunsutā)
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Chris Venstar is a former American soldier and the leader of Team "X-III". He wields the launcher "Sword No-006" as a medium for the Archangel Metatron. He served in the Gulf War where he fought Hao and lost his legs.

In the Shaman Fights, Chris and his team are killed by Hao, and even though Chris tries to kill Hao by using a grenade to burn out all the oxygen in arena, Hao survives using his Onmyōdō to temporarily change the Spirit of Fire into water.

Cebin Mendel
(ケビン メンデル Kebin Menderu)
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Cebin Mendel is a former member of the Cobra Unit who sought revenge on Hao. He wields "Sword No-007" as a medium for the Archangel Remiel. He wears a mask to cover his disfigured face, caused by Hao burning it with the Spirit of Fire ten years prior to the Shaman Fight.

He is killed shortly after Meene, being crushed by his archangel and burned by the Spirit of Fire. His spirit, alongside Chris's and Meene's, were then eaten by the Spirit of Fire.

Meene Montgomery
(ミイネ・モンゴメリ Miine Mongomeri)
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Meene Montgomery is a former member of the Canadian Special Forces. She wields the Luger "Sword No-004" as a medium for the Archangel Gabriel. Meene gave up her promising military career and joined the X-Laws after learning her father had been killed by Hao.

In the Shaman Fight against Hao and his team, she was the first of her team to be killed, being impaled by the Spirit of Fire.

Others[]

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Luchist Lasso
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X-Law Luchist.jpg Luchist Lasso is the founder of the X-Laws and was the one who raised Marco Lasso. He uses Sword No-000, which signifies that his Fallen Angel Lucifer(堕天使・ルシファー, Lucifel) was created before the other angels and is the most powerful of them.

After attacking Hao and loosing, Luchist began to believe Hao´s ideals and joined his cause.

Hans Reiheit
ハンス・ライハイト
Hans reiheit.png Reiheit is the former weapons keeper of the X-Laws and was exiled for his violent behavior. When Oyamada Mansumi attacked the island where the Shaman Tournament was held, he hired Reiheit to be his bodyguard.

Reiheit is considered the most dangerous member of the X-Laws because of his spirit, the Fallen Angel Azazel(堕天使・アザゼル) that has a reiyouku level of 470,000, which is higher than the Spirit of Fire's reiyoku level of 300,000.

Abilities and Powers[]

As one of the three leading factions in the Shaman Fight, all the members of the X-Laws wield considerable power. Many X-Law members are ex-military personnel, and as such are highly trained and disciplined and as a paramilitary organization, the X-Laws also keep a large storehouse of weapons and equipment.

See More: Archangels

In general, their members use firearms as mediums to summon their guardian ghosts, which are pseudo-mechanical angelic entities called Archangels. Archangels are Seirei class spirits with the ability to shatter other spirits and are named after angels in the Judeo Christian religion.

See More: Fallen Angels

The Spirits of the two former members, Luchist and Reiheit are far more powerful than the others and are known as Fallen Angels.

See More: Cargo Ship X

The X-Laws have their very own cargo ship that they brought with them to the island where the second round of the Shaman Fight was held. It is equipped with bedrooms for all of their members and has a large weapon storage where they also keep their spare Archangels, such as Zelel and Azazel.

Anime/Manga Difference[]

The division of the X-Laws into teams exists only in the manga. In the 2001 anime, the X-Laws work as a collective group rather than splitting up into distinct teams of three.

Gate of Babylon[]

The events concerning the Gate of Babylon occur in the anime series.

The ultimate purpose of the X-Laws is the opening of the Gate of Babylon, which is supposedly able to seal away Asakura Hao. Midway through the anime series, the Gate of Babylon was introduced to the protagonists, who were puzzled yet shocked by its meaning.

With the gate finally opened, anything and everything within a sizable radius is completely pulled in by the Gate, which is actually a gigantic door. Once through, the trapped will be forced to wander the bizarre environment for eternity. At first, the entire X-Laws, Jeanne herself, and the protagonists were pulled in by the door and was trapped. However, Hao simply breaks out of the powerful prison as if it were wet tissue paper. The prison then proceeds to crumble as Hao breaks out, releasing all the trapped occupants. Hao then let the Spirit of Fire devour Shamash, rendering Jeanne powerless.[3]

Trivia[]

  • In the Japanese version of the 2001 anime, they have their own theme music, called Messenger of Justice (正義の使者 Seigi no shisha).[4]
  • A running gag in the manga series is that the members will often do an X sign with their bodies and yell out: "X!" while being talked about or having strong emotions.

References[]

  1. Shaman King Mentalite - Shaman File 375
  2. Shaman King Manga - Marcos Chapter 06
  3. Shaman King Anime - Episode 56
  4. Shaman King - Melody Of Spirits OST #17

External Links[]

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X-Laws
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
Abilities
Spirits: Archangels  •  Fallen Angels  •  Shamash  •  Morphine
Related Articles
Groups: X-Laws
Vehicles: Cargo Ship X  •  Lincoln-X
Tools: Jeanne's Iron Maiden  •  X-Laws Armory  •  Marco´s Glasses
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