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Porf Griffith
Porf Griffith
Japanese Name: ポーフ・グリフイス
Romanized Name: Pofu Griffith
English Name: Porf
First Appearance: Chapter 104 (Manga)
Episode 25(Anime)
Affiliations: X-Laws
Team "X-II"
Occupations: Former member of the US Delta Forces
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: Takehito Koyasu
English VA: n/a
Furyoku Level: 6.900(Initial)
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Sariel
English Name: Sariel
Meaning: "Command of God"
Type: Seirei Class

Porf Griffith (ポーフ・グリフイス, Pofu Griffith) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series of Shaman King. A member of the X-Laws and Team "X-II", Porf 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.


Porf is an averaged height man, with a clean shaved head (in his first appearance, his head was drawn to glitter) that is shaped to look a lot like an egg. In one chapter cover he is depicted with a tattoo on the back of his head, saying X-Laws. He wears the standard X-Laws uniform, with a wide shoulder guard that resembles an old fashioned Roman shield.

His street clothes consists of a loose Hawaiian shirt and black pants.

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


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

Abilities and PowersEdit


See More: Sariel

Porf's guardian ghost is that of the Archangel Sariel, a mechanical Archangel spirit that runs on the "Angel Engine". It was first seen when the X-Laws revealed themselves and was attacked by "Big Guy" Bill Butron.[1]



He was born on February 7, 1971, in San Francisco, United States. Porf Griffith stems from The United States and was once a member of the Delta forces, where he was a sniper. He participated in operation "Restore Hope" in 1993.

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, Porf alongside Larch Dirac and John Denbat decided that Marco Lasso could no longer be trusted and that it was time to face of 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.

Porf Impalled by Hao

Porf impaled by the Spirit of Fire

As Team X-II's attempt to kill Hao fails, Porf is the first to die by being impaled by one of the fingers of the Spirit of Fire. As he dies he tells John and Larch, over the radio, that they should run away.[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

Porfs death

Porf's death in the anime.

Following the events of the Gate of Babylon, Porf is killed when Hang Zang-Ching decapitates Sariel, and crushes Porf with his weapon. [7]


  • His hobby is training.


  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 08
  5. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 233
  6. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 299, Pages 38-45
  7. Shaman King Anime - Episode 56

External LinksEdit

  • Archangel Sariel - A Wikipedia Article about The Archangel who his spirit is based on.
  • San Francisco - A Wikipedia Article about Porf Griffith'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
Spirits: Archangels | Fallen Angels | Shamash | Morphine
Related Articles
Groups: X-Laws
Vehicles: Cargo Ship X

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