The X-Laws (X・法律, X-LAWS) is a fictional group in the manga & anime series of Shaman King. They are a paramilitary organization founded by Luchist Lasso, whose purpose is to eradicate all evil and suffering.
About[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Team "X-I"[edit | edit source]
|Iron Maiden Jeanne
Aian Meiden Jannu
|The leader of the X-Laws, Iron Maiden Jeanne, she is a young girl, who spends most of her time in an Iron Maiden, to constantly increase her Furyoku level.|
|The defacto leader of the group, Marco Lasso, whose authority is overruled only by Jeanne herself. He helped found the X-Laws with the shaman Luchist Lasso, who would later fall under the influence of Asakura Hao. He is the holder Archangel Michael(アークエンジェル・マイケル) the "Angel-Engine 001", who wield 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 Asakura Hao.
|The newest member of the group, Lyserg Diethel, is the Shaman of Morphine who would join the X-Laws after witnesing their way of dealing with the defeated Boris Tepes Dracula
During the second round of the Shaman Fights, Marco began questioning where Lyserg loyalty lay and decided to give him his own angel, the Archangel Zelel(アークエンジェル・ゼルエル) who was chained up in the X-Laws weapons storage, and held within a small Deringer, called "Sword No-008".
Team "X-II"[edit | edit source]
|A former member of the SAS, John Denbat is a part of Team "X-II". His angel is that of Archangel Raphael(アークエンジェル・ラファエル)
After the revelation that Jeanne was nothing more but an extremely strong shaman, Team X-II's attempts to kill Hao but fails. Denbat 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 manage to shield them. He however reveals that all of them saw something forbidden and burns John's entire body and soul with his Amour Over Soul.
|[[Image:|200px|]]||Porf Griffith is a former Delta Force member and a sniper. He uses "Sword No-003" a sniper rifle as a medium for his angel, Archangel Sariel(アークエンジェル・サリエル).
After Team "X-II" defects and attempt 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 Denbat and Larch over the radio to flee.
|Larch Diarc is a former Delta Force member. He uses Sword No-005, a bazooka as a medium for his angel, Archangel Uriel(アークエンジェル・ウリエル)
During his teams 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"[edit | edit source]
|Chris Venstar is a former american soldier and the leader of Team "X-III". He wields "Sword No-006" a small launcher, as a medium for his angel, Archangel Metatron(アークエンジェル・メタトロン). He served in the gulf war where he fought Hao and lost his legs.
In the Shaman Fights Venstar amd his team are killed by Hao and even though Venstar 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 was once member of the Cobra Unit who sought revenge on Asakura Hao. He wields "Sword No-007" as a medium for his angel, Archangel Remiel(アークエンジェル・レミエル). 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 Venstar's and Meene's, were then eaten by the Spirit of Fire.
|Meene Montgomery is a former member of the Canadian Special Forces and the only female member of the group, other then Iron Maiden Jeanne. She wields "Sword No-004", a small Luger, as a medium for her angel, Archangel Gabriel(アークエンジェル・ガブリエル) 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 impalaed by the Spirit of Fire.
Others[edit | edit source]
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|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.
|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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
The division of the X-Laws into teams exists only in the manga. In the anime, the X-Laws work as a collective group rather than splitting up into distinct teams of three.
Gate of Babylon[edit | edit source]
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.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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").
- 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[edit | edit source]
- Shaman King Mentalite - Shaman File 375
- Shaman King Manga - Marcos Chapter 06
- Shaman King Anime - Episode 56
- Shaman King - Melody Of Spirits OST #17
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