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Larch Dirac
Larch Dirac
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Japanese Name: ラーキ・ディラック
Romanized Name: Raaki Dirakku
English Name: Larch
First Appearance: Chapter 104 (Manga)
Episode 25 (Anime)
Affiliations: X-Laws
Team "X-II"
Occupations: Former member of the US Delta Forces
Epithet: Lucky Larch
Japanese VA: Tomohisa Asou
English VA:
Furyoku Level: 7.000(Initial)
7.800(Final)
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Uriel
English Name: Uriel
Meaning: "God's fire"
Type: Seirei-Type

Larch Dirac (ラーキ・ディラック, Raaki Dirakku, Larch Dirac, Larch in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series of Shaman King. A member of the X-Laws and Team "X-II", Larch has, like the rest of the X-Laws, suffered in some way by the hands of Asakura Hao. He was once a member of U.S. Delta Forces.

AppearanceEdit

Larch is a tall, well-built, muscular man with a short blonde military crew cut, although a few bangs still hangs loosely in the front, and he has a short thin beard around his mouth and cheeks. For some unknown reason is he constantly seen with a bandage right below his left eye.

He wears a standard X-Laws uniform with a block shaped shoulder guard.

His street clothes consist of a white undershirt, dark blue pants, and boots.

Like the rest of X-II he has revealed to still carry around his old military uniform, that he put on when he and the rest of X-II decided to target Asakura Hao one last time.

PersonalityEdit

Like many of the X-Laws, Larch is an extremist believer that the end justifies the means.

Abilities and PowersEdit

SpiritEdit

See More: Uriel

Larch's guardian ghost is that of Archangel Uriel( アークエンジェル・ユリエル). Uriel is a mechanical Archangel spirit that runs on the "Angel Engine". It was first seen when the X-Laws revealed themselves and were attacked by "Big Guy" Bill.[1]

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Larch Diarc stems from The United States and was once a member of the Delta Forces, who participated in operation "Restore Hope" in 1993. He was born on October 13. 1971 in Los Angeles, United States.

Travel Through AmericaEdit

Shaman Fights Second RoundEdit

One night, Marco and the remaining X-Laws were visited by Yoh, who wanted Marco's permission to once again participate in the Shaman Fights. However instead of arguing with them Yoh quickly revealed his resolve to fight with them.[2] In turn Marco was quick to decide that Yoh was allied with Hao and therefor his soul had to be destroyed, and together with Team "X-II" attacked Yoh, but Yoh easily dodged all of their attacks as he had used Hyoi Gattai with Amidamaru.

After the failed attack by Luchist Lasso on their cargo ship, and the revelation that Iron Maiden Jeanne was not a holy person, Larch alongside Porf Griffith and John Denbat decided that Marco could no longer be trusted and that it was time to face off with Asakura Hao one last time.[3]

The mission was planned so that Larch and John would take guard posts, while Porf would target Hao from a small distance with his sniper rifle. After some small chit-chat about whether or not they should go through with the mission, Porf reported that he was in position, but when he had Hao's head in his target, he would suddenly lose focus due to seeing Hao crying.

Larch burned by Hao

Larch being burned by Hao

As Team X-II's attempt to kill Hao fails, Porf is the first to die by being impaled by the Spirit of Fire, something Larch and John becomes aware of when Porf's radio goes silent. When Larch and John hears Porf over the radio telling them to run, Larch panics and flee in fear, where he meets his unfortunate end at Hao's hand, who proceeds to burn Larch into a crisp.[4] Hao later tells John that they had seen something they shouldn't.

"I am in a bad mood... your friends... saw something forbidden. Your soul will be consumed with you... in every way! You won`t be going to Heaven or Hell!"

-Asakura Hao to John, before killing him.[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

Gate of BabylonEdit

Larchs death

Larchs death in the anime.

Following the events of the Gate of Babylon, Larch is killed by "Big Guy" Bill Burton and his spirits, who tackle and knock over Uriel, crushing Larch underneath the Archangel.[7]

TriviaEdit

  • He has a hobby of drinking.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 104
  2. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 210; Page 19
  3. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 231
  4. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 232; Page 10
  5. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 233
  6. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 299, Pages 38-45
  7. Shaman King Anime - Episode 56

External LinksEdit

  • Los Angeles - A Wikipedia Article about Larch Dirac'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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