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Rutherfor of the Ten Patch Officiants
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Japanese Name: ラザホー
Romanized Name: Razaho
English Name: Rutherfor
First Appearance: Chapter 277 (Manga)
Affiliations: Patch Tribe
Occupations: Patch Officiant
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: n/a
English VA: n/a
Furyoku Level: n/a
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Grey Saucer
English Name:
Meaning: n/a
Type: Seirei Class

Rutherfor of the Ten Patch Officiants (ラザホー, Razaho) is a fictional character in the manga series of Shaman King. She is one of the Ten Patch Officiants, responsible for overlooking the Shaman Fight.

AppearanceEdit

By far one of the smallest members of the Patch Tribe, Rutherfor initially was shown with both her head and hands resembling that of an alien, more specifically a Grey. However, this was later revealed to be due to the nature of her Over Soul and the environment of her plant, her true appearance is instead that of a young girl with long black hair.

She wears the standard Native American Patch robes with a silver plating resembling an UFO on the chest of her robes. Beneath her robes she wears long cloth boots with frills and a dress with a Grey head on it and and frills at the bottom.[1]

PersonalityEdit

Though not much has been shown about her, it can be presumed that she is normally very shy as she was always seen in her Armor O.S. and blushed heavily once Yoh nullified it revealing her true form.

Abilities and PowersEdit

SpiritEdit

See More: Grey Saucer

Rutherfor's Guardian ghost's name is Grey Saucer(グレイソーサー). Nothing is known about her spirit beyond this, but Asakura Hao seems to know its true nature. According to Hao, Rutherfor's alien-like appearance is created by an Over Soul.[2] In the original Shaman File, Rutherfor's over soul is referred to as "The Visitor"(来訪者).

When Tao Ren mention that aliens are non existing creatures, Rutherfor reveals that Grey Saucer is a spirit of a real alien that once came to earth and had an accident with his ufo. The alien would eventually teach the humans (or more specifically the Pach Tribe) and the alien founded the basics of the traditional Patch Crafts and the Shaman Fight as well before he died a natural death.[3]

HistoryEdit

Invading the PlantsEdit

When Team "Funbari Onsen", Team "The Ren" and Team "X-I" forfeited the third round of the Shaman Fights, Asakura Hao was automatically declared the new Shaman King, and together with other nine Patch Officiants, Rutherfor went to guard her plant.

When Hao arrived there, Rutherfor guided him through her 10th and final "Plant of the Universe" to the Kings Sanctuary. There she explained to Hao the reason and way the Plants of the Mu was built.

Mystery Circle

Rutherfor revealing her abilities to Tao Ren

When the invaders arrived Rutherfor was quick to attack them with her Over Soul manipulating Gravity, hoping to scare them away. However they still stood firm, realizing that something more was needed, Rutherfor began smashing them under the weight of her Gravity manipulating abilities. Becoming too confident she began to talk about her spirit and the past of the Patch Tribe.

Realizing that she had said to much she insists that they should all just forget it and begins to crush them all with a heavy gravity, only to be faced by Asakura Yoh. Having deduced that the Gravity manipulation came not from the Plant but from her Over Soul, he quickly used Furyoku Nullification to break free and then attacked with his own Armor Over Soul to shatter her's, revealing that Rutherfor was a, "Cute girl" according to "Wooden Sword" Ryu.

The Plant then shuts down and hearing the Oracle Bell beep, Rutherfor realizes that the Shaman King has awakened.[4] Rutherfor is confronted by Goldva, who tells her to run away showing her what has happened to Lip & Rap, and then suddenly tells her that there is no place to run or hide and that she should decide the way she dies, before he arrived there. As Goldva goes insane all Rutherfor can do is watch as she is killed by the arrival of Hao's zombie-like body who then proceeds to kill Ryu and Tokageroh and absorbs their souls. As she herself is about to become a victim, she is protected by Chocolove McDonell and Usui Horokeu and see them sharing the same fate. As Hao is about to target the rest she is shocked to see the sudden appearance of Yoh who cuts of the head of Hao and reveals the fact that the Hao in front of them is nothing more but a walking corpse, only to see him and Amidamaru having their souls absorbed as well, being left alone with Opacho.[5]

She later decides that she wants to stay with the Great Spirit, so in 500 years she may become a powerful ghost like all the other Patch Officiants.

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

Rutherfor is a manga-exclusive character and does not appear in the anime.

TriviaEdit

  • She is the only one of the Ten Patch Officiants not to die during the plant invasion.
  • Like the most of the Patch Tribe members are named after elements on the Periodic Table of Elements, Rutherfor is named after Rutherfordium.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Mentalite Extras; Shaman File 362
  2. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 277; Page 6
  3. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 296; Page 07
  4. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 296; Page 18-19
  5. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 297; Page 25

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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