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|Johann George Faust I|
|Romanized Name:||Johann George Faust I|
|First Appearance:||Chapter 39 (Manga) |
Faust (ファウスト) is is the protagonist of a classic German legend amongst others Goethe's Faust. In the Shaman King series he is known as Johann George Faust I.
Hailing from Germany, Faust I is the main character of the renowned German tale, "The Tragedy of Doctor Faustus". Johann George Faust VIII is the eighth-generation descendant of the legendary Doctor Faustus.
As a man who was so consumed by lust for all the pleasures of the world, Faustus made a deal with the devil to gain them. For with necromancy skills, the Devil (more commonly known as Mephistopheles in Faust literature) also granted Faustus youth and riches. In the end, Faustus died a terrible death when Mephistopheles came to claim his soul at the end of the seven year contract.
In Shaman KingEdit
Johann George Faust I is the ancestor of Johann George Faust VIII. He was a necromancer who lived in the 1500s in Germany. He had made a pact with the demon Mephistopheles and thus gained immesurable power. He took part in the Shaman King tournament but before he became Shaman King he was killed by the demon.
His knowledge however was sealed away in a dark chamber where it was later discovered by Johann George Faust VIII.