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Japanese Name: ケビン メンデル
Romanized Name: Kebin Menderu
English Name: Kevin Mendel
First Appearance: Chapter 104 (Manga)
Episode 25 (Anime)
Affiliations: X-Laws
Team "X-III"
Occupations: Former sniper of the Cobra Unit
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: Wataru Takagi
English VA:
Furyoku Level: 9.700 (Initial)
10.100 (Final)
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Remiel
English Name: Remiel
Meaning: "God's Mercy"
Type: Seirei-Type

Cebin Mendel (ケビン メンデル, Kebin Menderu) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series of Shaman King. He is a member of the X-Laws and Team "X-III", who seeks revenge against Asakura Hao. Like many of the X-Laws, he was once part of a military group.

AppearanceEdit

Cebin Mendel

Cebin`s burned Face

Cebin Mendel is commonly seen wearing a black smiling mask and, a white and navy blue Tyrolean hat, and like most of the other X-Laws he is also constantly seen wearing his uniform. However unlike the other uniforms that have pure white sleeves, he instead wears the top part of the uniform as a vest, and has long dark blue sleeves with vertical black stripes and a white machete. He also wears a sunflower like silver shoulder amour. The combination of these clothes make him appear similar to a Jester.

He is of average height and is quite slenderly built and according to Asakura Hao, he is quite "skinny". He uses a pair of jet black mechanical gloves with guns attached to where the fingertips used to be, so they can be used as projectile weapons and act as Cebin's medium for Remiel.

Because of the mask he is commonly mistaken for a being a man that is constantly happy, however in the manga it is revealed that he was horribly burned and disfigured by Asakura Hao, and that the reason why he wears a mask, the Tyrolean hat and the gloves, is to cover the fact that there is not much skin left on his body[1].

PersonalityEdit

Because of his mask it is difficult to see what mood he is in, and what emotions he has. However he seems to remain forever calm and collected, and is like the other X-Laws a heavy believer in their justice and the ideals of Jeanne. Unlike Marco Lasso, he can still see the shades of gray in the world and does, like his teammates, see Lyserg`s kindness as a great addition to the team.

However when he came to fight Asakura Hao in the fourth fight of the Shaman Tournament, he finally showed his true colors. When Meene was quickly killed he acted as if nothing had happened, and revealed his large grudge against Asakura Hao for disfiguring him ten years ago. It is then revealed that he does not actually care about anyone and is only in the Shaman Fights for his own revenge.

Abilities and PowersEdit

SpiritEdit

See More: Remiel

His guardian ghost is that of the Archangel Remiel, that, according to himself, is the archangel in charge of the souls being reincarnated. It was first seen when the X-Laws revealed themselves and were then attacked by "Big Guy" Bill Burton.[2]

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Born on September 18, 1971, Cebin comes from Salzburg, Austria where he eventually joined a military group, becoming a sniper in the unit known as the EKO Cobra Unit, helping the Austrian Federal Police.[3] Ten years prior to the current storyline he met with Asakura Hao, mistaking him and his followers as a terrorist organization and so decided to attack. Hao ended up killing everyone except for Cebin, but he lost both his arms and burned the majority of his face and body. He was between life and death when Marco Lasso and Iron Maiden Jeanne found him and saved him. This incident with Hao awakened his shamanic powers, so he decided to join the X-Laws to take revenge.[4]

Travel through AmericaEdit

He and the X-Laws were dumped somewhere in the American west. Not much is known about what he and his team did but he showed up at the fight between Ryu and Boris. The X-Laws killed Boris and went straight to the village. Cebin like all others gained a power increase from the Great Spirit.

Shaman Fights Second RoundEdit

The X-laws recruited Lyserg and waited the rest of the three months. He teamed up with Chris Venstar, and Meene Montgomery to form the X-III team. They were the first to face Asakura Hao and his team. Although all three of them attack Hao at the same, Hao targeted them one by one and Meene was the first to go, by having her spirit sliced in two and then being impaled herself by one of the Spirit of Fire's fingers.

Cebin stepped up and revealed himself, his reason for entering, and his face. He fought with everything he had but was killed by the Spirit of Fire, who crushed not only his Archangel, but also he himself, burning to cinders and thus killing him.

Venstar blew up his special grenade up but it didn't work and he was killed. The souls of Team "X-III" were then all devoured by the Spirit of Fire.[5]

Invading the PlantsEdit

When Hao created a Black Hole within the Great Spirit, the X-Laws appeared in their 'Supercars' to protect the Soul Train.[6]

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

In the anime, he lives a lot longer until the end of the series where he dies being crushed by his own O.S. while all the X-Laws were fighting against Hao, while in manga, he is killed by Hao and Spirit of Fire ate his soul.

In anime he doesn't have hair (or his hair is very short, sometimes, though this may be a wig). In the manga, has dark, spiked hair hidden under this hat. Cebin Mendel does also appeared in casual clothes several times, without the hat. His disfigured face is never shown in the anime.

Gate of BabylonEdit

TriviaEdit

  • His hobby was singing in a chorus and reading.
  • His favorite food was Sachertorte

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 138
  2. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 104
  3. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 232
  4. Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Volume 13 Extras; Shaman File 179
  5. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 141
  6. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 299, Pages 38-45

External LinksEdit

  • Archangel Remiel - A Wikipedia Article about The Archangel who his spirit is based on.
  • Salzburg - A Wikipedia Article about Cebin Mendel's Hometown
e v 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
Abillities
Spirits: Archangels | Fallen Angels | Shamash | Morphine
Related Articles
Groups: X-Laws
Vehicles: Cargo Ship X

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