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Iron Maiden Jeanne
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Japanese Name: アイアン・メイデン・ジャンヌ
Romanized Name: Aian Meiden Jannu
English Name: Iron Maiden Jeanne
First Appearance: Chapter 119(Manga)
Episode 40 (Anime)
Affiliations: X-Laws
Team "X-I"
Tao Family
Occupations: Leader of the X-Laws
Epithet: Lady Maiden(by Marco in english anime)
Jill in a box(by Asakura Hao in the English anime)
Japanese VA: Yui Horie
English VA: Kathleen Delaney
Furyoku Level: 500.000(Initial)
680.000(Final)
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Shamash
English Name: Mash
Meaning: "Sun"
Type: Kami-Class

Iron Maiden Jeanne(アイアン・メイデン・ジャンヌ, Aian Meiden Jannu) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Shaman King. She was born on March 2, 1990 and her blood type is AB. From Mont Saint-Michel, France, she is a powerful shaman in her own right. Jeanne is the leader and symbol of the X-Laws.

AppearanceEdit

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Jeanne in her street dress.

She is known for her blood red eyes and very long silver hair and almost fragile appearance. She is extremely charismatic and Tamamura Tamao calls her a "princess" after hearing her speak for the first time. When she is in the maiden, she is nude except for a pair of old fashioned PJ pants.

When in her armored oversoul form, Jeanne wears sandals with spikes going into her feet (yet they do not pierce her), wears a giant lock on her abdominal region, like a chastity belt and has what appear to be large thumbscrews on her hands. These three items seem to represent self-flagellation.

During the mission to bring back Tao Ren she wore a Victorian era style dress and dress shoes. It is revealed that this is Jeanne's favorite dress, which was made with high class materials by a very talented tailor. This is slightly difficult to wear though due to its frills and she would like to wear more simple clothes.

PersonalityEdit

Jeanne's heart is noble and pious, but she knows nothing of the outside world because she has stayed out of normal people's lives since she was a child. For that reason her devotees feel an immense amount of compassion and love for her, but also a great respect. She may look a little arrogant but she is totally pure and has no evil intentions. Her passionate hatred of Asakura Hao derives from the fact she believes him to be the ultimate evil. While she believes herself to be a martyr of sorts and is still very soft-spoken and compassionate towards the X-Laws, especially towards young Lyserg Diethel (she defended and praised Lyserg several times when Marco was too hard on him), she has become detached from humanity and is unable to see that not everything is black and white. Though she is seen as emotionless, the eyes on the face of the Iron Maiden will cry tears of blood when she herself feels sad and needs to cry. After a while, she became an ally and later a genuine friend to Yoh and his friends.

In a way, Jeanne is like Hao, since she kills whoever stands in her way indiscriminately if they don't surrender to her pleas for peace. They both believe that they are helping the world and their actions will be justified by the end results. The difference is that Jeanne honestly believes she is stopping the fighting and is blinded with the belief that her fighting is helping despite the deaths it causes, while Hao is fully aware of his evil and the true nature of his actions.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Jeanne, after Saigan Sati, has the level of furyoku closest to Hao, making her more powerful than she appears. She spends nearly all her time inside the iron maiden keeping her in a near death state, as she goes through constant periods of getting hurt and then healing, in order to slowly increase her strength by causing her Furyoku to gradually rise. It contains numerous sharp iron spikes and nails that pierce the flesh, causing great pain. There are so many spikes inside that even someone as slender as Jeanne still gets hurt.

Her iron maiden is made of solid iron and is quite heavy, however, it was easily crushed by one of the Patch Officiants, Magna. It was later repaired and kept in a shed in Funbari Onsen, until it was stolen by Team YVS.

SpiritEdit

See More: Shamash

Jeanne's guardian ghost is Shamash(シャマシュ, known as "Mash" in the English Anime), the Babylonian god of justice. Shamash is a God Class spirit. She can use him to create torture devices in order to judge her opponent.

Jeanne can also bring back the dead with Shamash such as when Tao Ren is killed, Shamash revives him with a kiss on the lips. Jeanne compares the method of resurrection she used with Shamash to the story of Sleeping Beauty.[1]

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

In the manga, it is revealed that Jeanne was not actually a savior with an omnipotent type of purity. She was an orphan girl taken by the original leader of the X-Laws, Luchist Lasso, who, alongside Marco Lasso, raised her to believe she was a holy person, who was destined to destroy Hao. Jeanne, herself, is nothing more than an ordinary girl who was granted both strong shamanic powers and a strong guardian ghost.

Little is known about Jeanne's history other than she is an orphan. The series states that Jeanne was a French country girl with shamanic powers, who was raised in an old monastery. She received a divine revelation at the age of ten while praying in a Catholic church. A cross of light appeared and a mysterious voice revealed to her the world was to be destroyed unless it was purged of an evil force. Recognizing the evil force to be Asakura Hao, Jeanne chose to become a shaman.

Shaman Fights Second RoundEdit

She got on the plane headed to the Patch village and ended up somewhere in the American west. Not much is known on what she did or how she even got to the village. She did beat the three month time limit and teamed with Marco and Lyserg Diethel to create the X-I team. Her team was paired against the Team "Niles". Lyserg started that match but stopped since he could not kill. Jeanne stepped up by hitting Lyserg. Just before Marco opened the Iron Maiden everyone took notice of her massive spirit power.

Marco opened the Maiden and revealed her. She over souled the maiden and quickly traps and kills Anatel. She then traps Kahfre and Nakht imploring to stop sinning. The last of the Nile's were so hung up on their dead friend that they did not know what she meant. Jeanne feels sorry for them and kills them easily ending the match.

After Tao Ren was killed, Yoh asked her to revive him, which she agreed to only if he, Yoh, dropped out of the Shaman Fight. She revived Ren by Shamash kissing him (much to his anger) and compared it to Sleeping Beauty.

While driving around the island with Tamao Tamamura, Marco and Lyserg Diethel, she is suddenly attacked by a man they at first believe, to be Anatel. However he reveals that Anatel was his brother and that he is named Anahol. Anahol wants revenge on her for the death of his brother and begins attacking the car the four of them are in with his Sphinx spirit, but fails as Lyserg uses Zelel to get them away.

Lyserg pleads with Jeanne to call upon Shamash to help them fight, but she is too shocked about something to react and the car is destroyed. Later it is revealed that before she died, she used Shamash to heal Marco, who previously had been pierced right through the chest.

Invading the PlantsEdit

After their arrival on the Continent of Mu Team "X-I" together with Team "Funbari Onsen" and Team "The Ren" all forfeit thus making Hao the winner by default. As they intend to follow the Patch Tribe they are stopped by Luchist and a large battle ensures between him and Marco that end when Luchist pierce both of them with his bullet much to the shock of Jeanne.[2]

After Lyserg is stabbed by Bron in the second Plant, Jeanne realize that as the only that can move she would have to step in and shatters the lock on her Iron Maiden. She quickly forms a Guillotine with her Over Soul and cut off Brons arm and restrains his movements with vices that would crush his cranium and knees. But Bron merely expands his Over Soul to cover his entire body and jumps at Jeanne though he is stopped by Lyserg who proclaims that she should not waste her Furyoku on Bron. After reviving both Horohoro and Ren who were both killed by Bron she exhaust her remaining Furyoku and forced to stay behind at the Plant where she sits and the bottom and prays for the warriors.[3]

After the Plants are turned of she realizes that Hao have awakened and feels not only the death of everyone he has killed but also Hao's own suffocating feelings of lonlines right before her soul is absorbed into the Great Spirit.[4] Inside the Great Spirit, Hans Reiheit fires her Iron Maiden from his Archangel Azazel revealing Jeanne inside and declaring her intention to give him love she creates a huge Over Soul of Shamash to hug him, but is stopped by Luchist who believe she could hurt by coming to close to the Black Hole Hao had created.[5]

Funbari no UtaEdit

In the 7 years after the tournament she reforms the X-Laws into a charitable group named X-Charity(X慈善団体). While traveling Europe she met with Tao Ren, eventually marrying him and together they had a son Tao Men. After giving birth, she goes on a maternal leave leaving Ren in charge of X-Charity.

When Men is 7, Jeanne fears for his future and decide that Men must learn about the life of others. Thus she sends Men to stay at the Funbari Onsen with Brocken Meyer, Hang Zang-Ching and Bill Burton as his bodyguards.[6]

FlowersEdit

It is revealed that Jeanne was killed by the Black Maiden from Team YVS who then took her spirit and made it into her guardian ghost for the Flower of Maize.[7] 

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

Babylon GateEdit

The events concerning the Babylon Gate occur in the anime only.

The Babylon Gate is a portal to another dimension that can only be opened by Shamash. The ultimate purpose of the X-Laws is to open the Babylon Gate to seal away Asakura Hao. Midway through the series, the Babylon Gate was mentioned to Yoh and his group, who were puzzled by its meaning. When Jeanne finally gathered enough furyoku to open the gate, everyone present, including the X-Laws, Yoh's friends, and Hao's allies, were sucked into the gate. However, Hao breaks out of the powerful prison, as the Spirit of Fire pulled Shamash in with them and devoured him, gaining his powers. The prison then proceeded to crumble, releasing all of its occupants and rendering Jeanne powerless.[8]

TriviaEdit

  • She is most likely named after Jeanne D'Arc (Joan of Arc), one of the Patron Saints of France.
  • Her title of Iron Maiden comes from the fact that she spends almost all of her time inside an iron maiden.
  • Jeanne is the only X-law who doesn't have an Archangel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 180
  2. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 266
  3. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 276
  4. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 297
  5. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 299
  6. Shaman King Manga - Mentalite Extras; Shaman File 375
  7. Shaman King Manga - Flowers Chapter 22
  8. Shaman King Anime - Episode 56

External LinksEdit

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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