Peyote Diaz
Peyote Diaz 2
Japanese Name: ペヨーテ・ディアス
Romanized Name: Peyote Deiasu
English Name: Ramiro
First Appearance: Chapter 78(Manga)
Episode 25 (Anime)
Affiliations: Hao's followers
Team "Tsuchi-Gumi"
Occupations: Mariachi Player
Epithet: Telocote
Japanese VA: Mitsuaki Madono
English VA: Dan Green
Furyoku Level: 3.000(Initial)
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Peyote's Mariachi Band
English Name: Ramiro's Band
Meaning: n/a
Type: Human Ghosts

Peyote Diaz (ペヨーテ・ディアス, Peyote Deiasu) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series of Shaman King. He is a shaman from Mexico and is one of Hao's followers.


Peyote Diaz casual

Peyote's Star Festival combat gear.

Peyote is usually seen wearing a Mexican serape. He is also commonly seen hiding his head with a sombrero while wearing a scarf while wearing jet goggles. He wears long black boots, with a knee plate says "Hao" while wearing long black with red pipe-like gloves, with knuckle plates that have "Hao" written on each of them. He wears black clothing decorated with bones and a skull on his scarf, and when not used he constantly wears his guitar on his back in a strap.

He sports long green[1] hair on half of his head while the other half is clean bald. [2] Later on in the series, he also grows a thin beard around his chin.[3]  When Bill Burton was first inducted into the group, his hair was braided and he had a full beard.[4]


At first, he appears as a cruel and emotionless person who will do anything to follow Asakura Hao's orders, without any question, even using the Boz brothers bodies as mediums for his oversouls. He also believes that one should have a reason to fight otherwise one would die as the loser and the other one's story will be another story.

However, towards the end of the shaman tournament, he becomes sensitive and begins to question Hao's motives. He even cried in sorrow saying that because he loved Hao so much he was also the one who hated him the most.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Peyote is a guitar player and appears to be able to control his oversouls with it. As explained by himself his powers allow him to play with the dead and he can make souls vibrate to his music. He later uses a Giant O.S., one that can move incredibly fast despite its giant size and strike with deadly force.


See More: Peyote's Mariachi Band

Peyote's guardian ghosts consist of his old Mariachi band that was killed during a meaningless bar fight. The spirits are Carlos, Juan (late friends of his), Antonio, Jose, Pancho, Miguel & Zapata (all Mariachi players). Carlos and Juan were gunned down by angry salon client while Antonio, Jose, Pancho, Miguel, and Zapata have died in fights. He uses Calavera dolls and even his own two teammates, "Boz" brothers, as his medium for his oversouls, giving him an offensive and defensive strategy.




Peyote, upon first meeting Hao in 1991.

Peyote is shaman Originating from Oaxaca, Mexico and was also born on September 11, 1970, to his father was a Spanish exorcist and his mother was an Aztec priest.[5] He was once he became a part of a Mariachi band considered the best in the whole country and famous for the bad brawls they started.[6] Apparently two of them were owners of a saloon. They were best friends and all of them acted like true men, however, all the members except himself were killed in dangerous fights or even worst gunned down to death because of an unhappy saloon customer.

from there he at the age of 21 he was found by child Asakura Hao, while sitting in a bar and was apparently surprised by the child.[7] At first he decided to follow him out of curiosity of his remarkable powers, but unknown to him at first he was drawn to the darkness of Hao's heart and a desire to fix himself, even if it was meant dying.


Peyote 5 years prior to the Shaman Fight.

About five years before the Shaman Fight, Bill Burton is inducted into Hao's group. As Bill begins to complain about their lifestyle, Peyote proclaims that it was comfy and a lot of space once he gets used to it, saying they aren't chained to society by not using money and being entirely self-sufficient, and notes that even the vase cactus he was holding was at ease.[4]

Shaman Fight in TokyoEdit


Peyote and Hao's henchmen, before taking off on the patch plane

Not much is known about his First Round experience but he did qualify to enter the Shaman Fight by landing a successful hit on a Patch Officiant and won at least two matches to get to the Second Round. He was first seen in the series with Hao's other followers when they interrupted their boss from playing around with Yoh and friends so that they wouldn't miss the Patch Plane that would take them to America.[8] He would then sit among his allies on the plane, and later rode on the Spirit Of Fire with Hao and the others when the inhabitants of the plane were drop out of it.

Shaman Fight Second RoundEdit

Team Earth 2

Peyote using the BoZ brothers as mediums for his Oversoul in his battle with Team The Ren.

He was first seen together with the rest of Hao's group as Chocolove McDonell talked about them in the Patch Village. His team, Team "Tsuchi-Gumi" which consisted of him and the BoZ brothers, Sugimoto Ryo and Yoneda Zen, were matched against Team "The Ren" in the first fight in the Second Round of the Shaman Fight. At first, Peyote stood back and allowed the BoZ brothers to fight, however, they were swiftly defeated by Chocolove. Peyote would then cruelly kick their unconscious bodies, and making them wake up and attack Chocolove once again, this time using only their instruments as blunt weapons. It is then revealed by Ren that the BoZ brothers had been unconscious for some time and their bodies were now controlled like puppets by Peyote, something Peyote himself confirmed and introduced himself and his spirits Carlos and Juan.[6] An angry Chocolove tried to attack Peyote, but a small Calavera doll appears from underneath Peyote's poncho and punches Chocolove right in the face. Peyote explains that the doll is possessed by Antonio, the leader of the Mariachi Band, and more dolls fall from Peyote's sarape and are possessed by the other mariachi players. Peyote would then use the BoZ brothers bodies and create cactus like weapons on their arms to attack Chocolove, as well as being able to fire of the cactus spines like projectiles. Not wanting to hurt or kill them, Chocolove struggled against his opponents, but eventually used his Ayers Rock technique to make the ghosts laugh, interrupting Peyote's O.S. With Chocolove losing furyoku and passing out, Ren swiftly finishes a defenseless Peyote, and wins the match and eliminates Peyote and his team from the competition.


Peyote after his defeat, recovering in the Patch Medical Center

After being defeated, Peyote lies in bed at the Patch's Medical Center, and has a conversation about Hao with Mohamed Tabarsi, as Peyote expresses his belief that Hao must be disappointed with him. Believing otherwise, Tabarsi mentions that despite him also failing to perform a task ordered by him, Hao greeted him warmly when he returned to report his failure. Questioning if Tabarsi was worried, he refutes this, simply saying Hao must not have any care in the world.

Grande Phantasma

Peyotes O.S. Grande Phantasma, impales Tao Ren.

Later, he goes with Hang Zang-Ching and Mohamed to kill Team "The Ren". After Horohoro recognizes him as the one they defeated earlier, Peyote mentions that since he was eliminated he didn't have anything to do, which is why he accepted this mission. While fighting with them, Mohamed reveals that Nichrom is the young brother of Chrom the Patch Officiant whom Ren killed in the preliminary round of the Shaman Fight. Nichrom tells Ren that he doesn't really aim to get revenge on him, as his brother was a weak loser. Hearing this, Ren is surprised and Peyote takes advantage of it by attacking him suddenly with his Giant O.S. "Grande Phantasma" and killing him by impaling him with its large sword. Asakura Yoh eventually arrives saving the others and defeats Peyote, Hang Zang-Ching and Mohamed with a single blow. As a furious Nichrom order them to kill Yoh, Peyote and the others refuse, saying that they don't have enough Furyoku to do so, eventually retreating with Nichrom once Ryu and Faust arrive.

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Peyote attacks again, with the intent to kill.

Later after Lyserg brought an injured Horohoro to the hospital to rest with Yoh and the others, Peyotes O.S., the Grande Phantasma suddenly appeared and attacked the building, with the intent to kill them all. However, Ryu was able to stop Peyote from killing anyone, by restraining the giant's arm with the appendages from his Yamata no Orochi. As Mohamed used his Beam attack and destroyed the building, he and Peyote eventually cornered Ryu who stayed behind to allow his friends to escape. Mocking Ryu by claiming his friends abandoned him, Tabarsi says it wouldn't have mattered either way as Peyote reveals Zang-Ching had hidden in the building to attack them without them knowing. As Peyote and Turbine fought and mortally wounded Ryu, Lady Sati and the Gandhara arrived and attacked Peyote, as well as subsequently reviving Ryu. Being frustrated by this, Peyote is ordered to stand down by Mohamed, who believes that the Gandhara are not opponents they can defeat. With their job done the Gandhara prepare to leave, with Mohamed and Peyote decide to retreat as well.

While the group was ordered to deal with a fleet of human warships they begin to wonder if they are doing the right thing and when Matilda Matisse says that Hao was working to create a better world Peyote remarks that they cannot be sure of this. He acknowledges that they had failed at every single mission, but they are not the only ones to be blamed as it was also because of Hao's faults and Peyote wonders if Hao really was fighting for such a noble cause. Mohamed Tabarsi reveals that he too has had the same thoughts. The two men face each other on the beach and Mohamed warns Peyote about his next words. Peyote defends himself and says that he only wanted to give them some thoughts on the subject and did not intend to start an argument. When Hang Zang-Ching ask them to stop because they scare him he is suddenly killed by Peyote's O.S. "Grande Phantasma". Peyote tells them to calm down as he only wants to make them stronger by dying, but then pierces Bill completely and reveals that he was only kidding. Mohamed then starts to yell at Peyote, but is shot in the face by Tamurazaki Midori.[3]

Peyote Kills Himself

Peyote's final words

Peyote then proceeds to severely wound Brocken Meyer by skewering him with his Over Soul. When team "Hana-Gumi" appears behind Peyote prepared to kill him with a curse, Tamurazaki shoots them down with a handheld rail gun. However, the three girls are still alive and rush Midori only to be stopped by Peyote himself who reveals Hao's ability to read minds to them and that he somehow understands him. Screaming that he loves Hao the most, yet that he is therefore also the one who hates him the most, he takes his own life as well the lives of Kanna, Matilda, and Marion, by crushing them all with his gigantic Oversoul.[9]

It is later revealed by "Big Guy" Bill Burton, in a conversation with Anahol Pokki, that because his and Mohamed's bodies took too much damage, they were the only ones from the slaughter who were unable to be revived.[10]

Invading The PlantsEdit


Peyote, and Turbine inside the Great Spirit

After Hao becomes the Shaman King, Peyote's spirit is seen standing with Turbine in one of the cars aboard the Soul Train inside the Great Spirit, hesitating before agreeing with Turbines claim that despite what Luchist said they all would rather stay there with Hao.[11]

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

In the 4Kids dub, he was given a Mexican accent and his name was changed into "Ramiro". In the Anime, he never betrayed Hao and remain on Hao's side throughout the whole anime series. He was later defeated by Lyserg in the final assault.

Also in the anime, he and the BoZ Brothers didn't fight Team "The Ren" in the tournament and instead attacked them before they arrived at the Patch Village. Peyote also Oversouled the brothers from the very start of the fight.[12]


  • "Peyote" is the name of a small spineless cactus native to Mexico and the Southern United States of which a hallucinogenic drug is produced, highly appreciated and used in traditional indigenous ceremonies and shamanic rituals.
  • Peyote's last name "Diaz" means "son of Diego" in Spanish.


  1. Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Volume 23 Extras; Shaman File 307
  2. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 120; Page 03
  3. 3.0 3.1 Shaman King Manga - Chapter 248, Pages 12-17
  4. 4.0 4.1 Shaman King Zero - Chapter 05; Page 10
  5. Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Volume 11 Extras; Shaman File 142
  6. 6.0 6.1 Shaman King Manga - Chapter 115; Page 02-04
  7. Shaman King Manga - Relax; Page 04
  8. Shaman King - Chapter 78; Page 18
  9. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 249; Pages 06-14
  10. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 272; Page 13
  11. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 299; Page 50
  12. Shaman King Anime - Episode 37

External LinksEdit

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Hoshi-Gumi: Asakura Hao | Opacho | Luchist Lasso
Hana-Gumi: Kanna Bismarch | Matilda Matisse | Marion Phauna
Tsuchi-Gumi: Peyote Diaz | Sugimoto Ryo | Yoneda Zen
Tsuki-Gumi: Mohamed Tabarsi | Bill Burton | Hang Zang-Ching
Kaze-Gumi: Brocken Meyer | Boris Tepes Dracula | Kouji Yamada
Others: Anahol Pokki | Ashil (Anime Only) | Zinc (Anime Only)
Spirits: Spirit of Fire | Mama | Lucifer | Ashcroft | Jack | Chuck | Peyote's Mariachi Band | Chimimoryo | Shion-Shion | The Big Guys | Djinn | Blamuro the Vampire Hunter | Blocks | Amneris | Siegfried (Anime Only) | Crab Spirit | Centipede Spirit (Anime Only) | Zinc Arms (Anime Only)
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