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Kalim of the Ten Patch Officiants
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Japanese Name: カリム
Romanized Name: Karimu
English Name: Calim
First Appearance: Chapter (Manga)
Episode 14 (Anime)
Affiliations: Patch Tribe
Occupations: Patch Priest
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: Kazuhiro Nakata
English VA: Jonathan Todd Ross
Furyoku Level: n/a
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Black Sickle
English Name: Black Sickle
Meaning: n/a
Type: Animal Spirit

Kalim of the Ten Patch Officiants (カリム, Karimu) is a character from the manga and anime Shaman King. He is a Patch tribe member and one of Silva's best friends who is an organizer for the Shaman Fight. He is the Patch Officiant responsible for overseeing the Icemen Team and also qualified Horohoro to be a part of the Shaman Fight.

AppearanceEdit

Kalim Battle Suit

Kalim without his Patch Cloak

Kalim is a very tall and heavy muscular man. His face appears very rough looking which, according to Silva, he scares the customers away. and is the reason why they both cannot sell anything. He has waist long black curly hair, and wears a red native american headband beneath the hair with two feathers, in each side, in it.

Like all the other Patches, Kalim wears Native American cloak, that has a silver plate on the chest, resembling a bull seen from the side, referring to his guardian ghost Black Sickle. On each of his legs he wears what appears to be the spinal cord from a bull and on his crotch he wears the skull of a bull. While in battle he removes his Patch Cloak to reveal a bare upper body with bracelets around his upper arms and glows. In a neckless around his neck he wears a chest amour made of long blue straws

When Kalim is on the streets with Silva, selling crafts, he wears blue jeans, a pair of long brown leather boots, a stripped yellow t-shirt and brown jacket with rolled up sleeves. Although he is sitting on the streets with normal people around him, he still wears the bull skull on his crotch area.

Like all the other Patch Priests, all of his clothes are handmade.

PersonalityEdit

He is very calm person and in the anime, like Silva believes in Asakura Yoh, believes heavily in Horohoro whom he tested and qualified. He considers Silva a very good friend and supports him whenever he can. Like Silva, he also dislikes the fact that the Shaman Fights are very unnecessary for an bloodshed, and also thinks that the Patch Officiants should interfere in them more often.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Kalim has a lot of muscular strengths as demonstrated when he is able to break the ice of Horohoro with just his fist.

SpiritEdit

See More: Black Sickle

His Guardian ghost is a bull named Black Sickle with his medium being a bull skull and leg bones allowing Black Sickle to merge with the lower half of his body, to create a centaur like Oversoul for Kalim.

HistoryEdit

Kalim was born on April 24, 1971.

Shaman Fights In TokyoEdit

Patch Kalim

Patch Kalim

Kalim is one of the Ten Patch Officiants that was, when the Destiny Star was seen, assigned to travel from The Unites States("The Desert of the West" in the English anime), to Tokyo and find, test and qualify them to the Shaman Tournament. There he met up with Horohoro and qualified him for the shaman grand tournament.

He shares an apartment with Silva during the tournament in Tokyo, where the two constantly bicker over the heat (because they cannot afford an air conditioner and the summer is so warm and humid). Like Silva, Kalim sells handcrafted Patch goods to make somewhat of a living while in Tokyo, because the Patch spend all of their money on the poor Shamans.

He was also present when the Patches mourns over their lost friend Chrom, whom was killed by Tao Ren in his qualification match. However Goldva just brushed it aside saying it is the will of the Great Spirit.

Watching Yoh VS Horohoro

Silva and Kalim watch the fight between Yoh and Horohoro

He was first officially introduced when two policemen saw the fight between Asakura Yoh and Horohoro, and believing it to be a terrorist attack, where he stopped them from interfering in the match, and together with Silva watched over it towards the end, discussing why Silva believed so much in Yoh.

He is later seen sitting with Silva selling handcrafts and discussing the fact that Yoh had just won over Horohoro. However Kalim was also there to warn Silva about Johann George Faust VIII, who is too dangerous for even Yoh. Kalim urges to Silva to make Yoh forfeit the next match for the sake of his own life, however Silva just sees it as means to get payback for having his contestant lose. It is then that Kalim explains that Faust had, during his first fight, killed his opponent and severely hurt the Patch Officiant who tried to interfere. He later went with Silva to a restaurant to convince Kyōyama Anna to make Yoh forfeit the fight. As they failed Sillva decided to go and oversee the fight, leaving Kalim with the bill he cold not pay, thus forcing him to do the dishes.

After that is he not seen again until a few days before the fight between Tao Ren and Asakura Yoh, where he and Silva is complaining about the heat and the low amount of food they are getting. At this time they are contacted by Goldva the head of the Patch Tribe who informs Silva to judge the fight between, Yoh and Ren, as there was no other available. It is during this time that Kalim shows his support to Silva and argues that he should just try to forget all about the fact that Ren killed Chrom and try to be fair.

Traveling Through AmericaEdit

Kalim was seen in the Patch village selling a key chain to Anna, telling her how fine it was made, and was shocked when Anna didn't want to pay very much for it. It later became his duty to transport the shamans to an island near Tokyo for the real location of the second rounds. There he transported Team "The Ren" in an helicopter and even offered them an ice, something that seemed to deeply annoy both Ren and Horohoro. After a little bit of chatter, Kalim asked to get some quiet as he was almost about to run out of Furyoku, shocking the others, as the Helicopter was revealed to be nothing but an Over Soul.

Shaman Fights Second RoundEdit

Invading the PlantsEdit

When Yoh and his friends finally reached the fifth plant of the Plateau, Horohoro quickly attacked Kalim, who easily brushed of his attack with his hatchet. When he prepared to attack him again, Kalim noticed that something was wrong with his breath, over souled his guardian ghost Black Sickle and yelled to Horohoro, that he should rest.

He then proceeds to punch him in the gut believing he only got knocked out, and calmly asks who is to fight him next, although, as he puts it himself, he normally wouldn't do, but it is regulation. Horohoro who is still hanging in his fist, announces that he is because there fight had not ended yet. Kalim proceeds to throw him away to which Horohoro smiles, saying that now he could counterattack. However before he could anything is he knocked out by Yoh. When Kalim asks if Yoh is his next opponent, Yoh denies this and fuses Faust spirit with his own to give Horohoro medical treatment.

During the night time, Kalim sits at a bon fire, where he is approached by Horohoro, who claims that he want revenge by cutting their bonds. Kalim only replies by saying: "Good" and telling him that he want him to hear a song. Later is Kalim seen siting at the fire with all of the invaders, where they are surprised to see Redseb with the Spirit of Fire.

He was last seen watching the dormant Spirit of Fire and later eavesdropped on the conversation to let Lyserg Diethel have the Spirit of Fire to easier defeat Kalim, something he seemed quite shocked to hear. When Lyserg declined he walked into them and told them that their beds was made.

Kalim Vs Horohoro

Kalim's final fight with Horohoro

The next day he suddenly appears before the group and after a small conversation he quickly creates his Over Soul and jumps into the air preparing to stomp Horohoro. Horohoro, however dodges and all Kalim does is crush the ground. Horohoro, with a deviant smile, creates his own Over Soul and slams the fists together to attack Kalim, showering him with a hail of huge icycles and slowly freezes Kalim.

However Kalim just notes that Horohoro is still not fighting at his full strength something that shocks Horohoro. Kalim then charges towards Horohoro, crushing all of his ice and Over Soul. He then tells him to reveal his true self, something Horohoro has never done.[1] Calling him by his birth name Usui Horokeu, Horohoro becomes angry and proclaims how he threw it away a long time ago calling it a name of a bastard who would kill the only girl he loved[2]

Kalims grave

Kalim's Grave

Horohoro then tells the tale about a girl named Kurobe Tamiko that he befriended in his childhood, and also gave him his nickname "Horohoro", but was forced abandon by his village elder, because her father was building a dam that would take away the land and later got her killed later on. He then tells that his main reason for training is to create a Fuki Field that Tamiko once loved so much. As Horohoro calls himself pathetic after revealing this and punches Kalim. he wants to know what Kalim now thinks about him now. however Kalim only laughs and calls it quite cute, saying that thanks to him he can now fight with his full heart as well. This revelation however causes Kororo to reveal her true form as Kurobe Tamiko who reveals how she died but still wanted to stay in this world longer. and was offered to become a Koropokkuru by Gororo in order to stay in this world. Horohoro thanks Kalim for making this happen and somehow manages to defeat Kalim but the battle was not never seen. howver Kalim's body is buried in his plant with a cross like grave with Kalim's cow skull as an memorial to him.[3]

He later appears, together with all the other Patch Priests, within the Great Spirit.[4]

FlowersEdit

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

Throughout the anime, Kalim is usually seen with Silva, providing a voice of reason to somewhat quell Silva's desire to interfere in the Shaman grand tournament.

TriviaEdit

  • Kalim apparently suffering from a phobia called hemophobia
  • Like the rest of the Patch Tribe Priests he is named after an element from the Periodic Table of Elements his name(Kalim) being derived from Potassium also known as Kalium, hence the periodic symbol K for potassium.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 287; Page 14-15
  2. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 288; Page 01-02
  3. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 289; Page 01
  4. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 300, Page 21

External LinksEdit

e v Patch Tribe
Tribe Chief: Goldva
Ten Patch Officiants: Silva | Kalim | Radim | Namari | Nichrom | Bron | Magna | Rutherfor | Renim | Thalim | Zinc (Anime Only)
Others: Chrom | Lip & Rap | Patch Hao | Alumi Niumbirch
Abilities
Spirits: Big Chief | Silver Arms | Black Sickle | Red Rope | Platinum Sword | Magnescope | Bluenet | 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
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Groups: Patch Tribe

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