|Goldva, Chief of the Patch Tribe|
|First Appearance:||Chapter 27 (Manga)|
Episode 19 (Anime)
|Occupations:||Patch Tribe Chief|
|Japanese VA:||Reiko Suzuki|
|English VA:||Ted Lewis|
|Japanese Name:||Big Chief|
|English Name:||Big Chief|
Goldva, Chief of the Patch Tribe (ゴルドバ, Gorudoba) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series of Shaman King. She is the Chief of the Patch Tribe.
Goldva is a small stubby old woman dressed in the common Native American Chief robes and is commonly seen smoking a pipe. She has long gray hair and, in the manga series, has a crooked, witch-like nose.
Like most of the Patch Tribe, Goldva has a strong faith in the Great Spirit and will do anything it says without questioning it. She is commonly heard saying that everything is the will of the Great Spirit. Unlike most of the Patch Priests, who take interest in their charges or become a follower of Asakura Hao, Goldva remains neutral during the entire tournament, until Hao is declared the Shaman King and it becomes her duty to protect him, even if it means killing someone.
In the anime series, she is also greatly interested in the successful profit made by the Path vendors during the Second Round of the Shaman Fight.
Abilities and Powers
- See More: Big Chief
Like most of the Patch Tribe, Goldva has a totem bird spirit called Big Chief(ビッグチーフ) that uses Goldva's pipe as a medium for the Over Soul. Big Chief is the spirit of a former Chief of the Patch Tribe and is most likely a kami-class spirit. The Big Chief is based upon the Native American totem birds, the raven, and the Thunderbird.
Shaman Fight Second Round
Invading the Plants
After the invaders fight and defeat Rutherfor and her Grey Saucer O.S., the wall of the plant explodes, revealing Big Chief and Goldva. Goldva states that Lip and Rap are dead and that Hao killed them and absorbed their souls, laughing insanely as it happens. As she steps through with Big Chief, they both are destroyed and their souls consumed by Hao.
- Like most of the Patch Priests, her name is derived from an element of the periodic table, her name coming from "Gold".
- In both the Manga and Anime series it is a common misunderstanding that Goldva is male when she is in fact female.
|e v||Patch Tribe|
|Ten Patch Officiants:||Silva | Kalim | Radim | Namari | Nichrom | Bron | Magna | Rutherfor | Renim | Thalim | Zinc (Anime Only)|
|Others:||Chrom | Lip & Rap | Patch Hao | Alumi Niumbirch|
|Spirits:||Big Chief | Silver Arms | Black Sickle | Red Rope | Platinum Sword | Magnescope | Blue-Net | Yellow Whip | Clear Coat | Green Seeds | Grey Saucer | Purple Kick | Zinc Arms (Anime Only)|
|Five Elemental Spirits:||Spirit of Earth | Spirit of Fire | Spirit of Rain | Spirit of Thunder | Spirit of Wind|