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Radim of the Ten Patch Officiants
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Japanese Name: ラジム
Romanized Name: Rajimu
English Name: Radim
First Appearance: Chapter 113 (Manga)
Episode 49 (Anime)
Affiliations: Patch Tribe
Occupations: Patch Priest
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: n/a
English VA: n/a
Furyoku Level: n/a
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Platinum Sword
English Name: Platinum Sword
Meaning: n/a
Type: Seirei Class

Radim of the Ten Patch Officiants(ラジム, Rajimu) is a fictional character in the manga series of Shaman King. He is the Patch Officiant who is selected to be the commentator of the tournament and is responsible for overseeing the Mariachi and T-Production Teams.

AppearanceEdit

Radim Judge

Radim as he appears while commentating

Radim is a tall slim and slightly muscular man, who is almost always seen wearing his trademark black sunglasses. He has relatively long spiked black hair.

During his involvement within the tournament's second round, Radim chooses to wear more formal clothing which is befitting of his title and role as official commentator, consisting usually of a simple white dress shirt, a brightly colored tie and black pants.

Like any of the other Patch Tribe Priests he also wears traditional Native American robes, however, he normally reserves these only for ceremonies and other special events. While in his Plant he does wears some of these robes but only a single element, in the form of loose pants. Radim's choice to not wear any form of shirt is a conscious decision, as this alone reduces his weight load, which is vital since his spirit requires such a light load to move at high speeds.

PersonalityEdit

Unlike most of the other officiants, he tries his best to remain neutral, but at times has openly agreed that he doesn't approve of much of Hao's ideals. He is constantly making ridiculous comments and announcements during the fights and mostly he acts like a coward when the larger oversouls appear, such as with the "Yamata No Orochi Go", or crying that he was afraid of needles when seeing of Mephisto E.

However when Yoh and his friends met him in the Plant of the Lake, he showed a more serious side and even said that it was sad that he had to fight them. But he still attacked them because of his sense of duty. Even though, he is still a kind person and even offered them to go home.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Radim has a very agile and fast body. He is a skilled martial artist and can strike his opponent with swift and deadly blows. His strength is such that he could take on all the Five Elemental Warriors and Faust on at once and only lost when Yoh used Furyoku Nullification on him.

Due to the high intensity of the Shaman Fights and the fact that he has to supervise every single one of them, his sunglasses are special made, to block of any kind of extreme light.[1] During battle he quickly analyses the weaknesses of his opponent and he can easily calculate the Furyoku consumption of his opponent Over Souls and attacks.[2]

SpiritEdit

See More: Platinum Sword

His spirit is an Australian pelican named Platinum Sword(プラチナムンード), with his medium being his microphone. When oversouling Platinum Sword into the microphone it creates a sword of concentrated furyoku. If he puts enough Furyoku into the Oversoul, it will manifest on a higher level in the form of a pelican beek.

HistoryEdit

Shaman Fights Second RoundEdit

Radim is a member the Patch Tribe and one of the Ten Officiants. He is the announcer inside the fights and made his official appearance in the opening fight of the second round of the Shaman Fight where he announced the rules of the fights and explained the conditions. He is then seen in every official fight during the second round of the tournament. During this time his comments works as a constant. as a running gag.

When Radim watched the fight between Hao and X-III he recorded the entire fight. During the fight he was injured and ended up in the Patch clinic. There Silva visited him and asked for the tape of the fight. Radim refuses saying what good is it since Sivla saw it with his own eyes but Silva simply took the tape with Silver Rod, explains that Radim would not understand and he leaves.

He is later seen at the Patch`s Patchmarine a Submarine Oversoul, drinking something hot, while complaining about the surrounded island, saying that it would be impossible to transport the last contestant to the island of Mu without being noticed.

Invading the PlantsEdit

After having defeated Magna, Yoh and his friends enter the Plant of the Lake where they encounter Radim, standing in the middle of the lake. Announcing that it is to sad that acquaintances much fight each other, he also announces that he is a part of the Patch and a job is always a job.

He then reveals his spirit and his Over Soul which he uses to defeat the group and killing Johann George Faust VIII. However Faust quickly rises again, heals himself and creates his Over Soul. After a short fight, Faust is stabbed in the chest again and is seemingly out of Furyoku to heal himself again, but after he sings the "Funbari No Uta", he easily energizes his spirit and prepares to continue his fight. Faust's body is however quickly affected, and he dies from fatigue.

Radim Defeated

Radim defeated by "Love"

However by the "Funbari no Uta" song, Asakura Yoh is able to challenge Radim successfully push him back. Radim proclaims that it is because of his hesitation, but Yoh keeps fighting him back and eventually pushes him into lake. Seeing that he has no other choice, Radim creates a large Over Soul in the form of a large Pelican Beak and tries to swallow Yoh whole with his "Special Technique". He is however caught in a hug by Yoh who proclaims that this was most difficult love to accept and uses his Furyoku Nullification at close range, successfully killing Radim. His body was then placed next to Faust and he was last seen in spirit form with his spirit Platinum Sword.[3]

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

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

Radim 1

Radim in the anime

He made his first major appearance in the anime  when he oversees the fight between Team "Funbari Onsen" and Team "Enseioth", although he's not named in the anime.[5]

TriviaEdit

  • Like the most of the Patch Tribe members are named after elements on the Periodic Table of Elements, Radim is named after Radium, a radioactive element.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 282
  2. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 278
  3. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 284
  4. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 300, Page 21
  5. Shaman King Anime - Episode 49

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 | Blue-Net | 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
Related Articles
Groups: Patch Tribe

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