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Japanese Name: 发气功波
English Name: Shao-lin
Meaning: "Young forest"
First Appearance: Chapter 16 (Manga)
Episode 7 (Anime)
Type: Jiang Shi
Reiryoku Level: n/a
Shaman: Tao Yúan
Asakura Yoh

Shamon (发气功波, Chāolín, Shao-lin in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series of Shaman King. He is the master of Lee Pyron and later known as Ichi-Johtoh (壱上等), the leader of a Jiang Shi corps under the control of Tao Yúan.

AppearanceEdit

In his original form, Shamon is an old man with a grey thin beard and mustache. After being infused into a Jiang Shi body, he wears a white uniform, his face is covered up by cloth and stands up sleek and confident rather than being crouched in his initial appearance.

PersonalityEdit

Abilities and PowersEdit

Attacks

  • Eijuuken-Beida(Gun-Edge Fist:Back Strike):Shamon attacks his opponent from behind.
  • Eijuuken-Ougi Soujuuken(Gun-Edge Fist Succession Technique:Double-Gun Fist): Shamon uses both of his fist to attack his opponent.
  • Huo Jian Jiao: A thrust kick aiming up in the air to send a opponent flying.
  • Zhou Shidao Dan Jiao: A downwards kick in the air to send a opponent crashing to the ground. Used against Yoh and Tao Ren.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Shamon initially trained Lee Pyron and allowed him to become a master tactician in the art of combat. Pyron acquired many of his skills from Shaolin and used them to further his education and combat skills in the arena of film production. Pyron went on to become a famous movie star as well as a legendary fighter and combatant due to Shamon's training. However, Shamon's death left Pyron in a search to better his skills, even without the presence of his great master.

Coming to TokyoEdit

After Pyron was brutally murdered by a hitman with a gunshot to the head, and his corpse was used as a Jiang Shi for many years for the Tao family, Pyron fought against Asakura Yoh in a relentless battle until he was freed from the Jiang Shi control Talisman. Then, out of anger for what had happened to him, Pyron attacked Jun, only to have Anna use her shamanic skill to summon Shamon from the other side and fight against his student. Shamon was able to defeat his student Pyron and release his mental anguish and internal suffering. As a result of this meeting between student and master, Pyron decided to serve Tao Jun out of his own will and compassion to become an even more formidable foe.[1]

Shaman Fights in TokyoEdit

After Tao Yúan located Shamon's spirit, he infused it with a Jiang Shi body to lead his deadly squadron of five half-animal warriors called the Gohukuseitai. Shamon and the rest of the Gofukuseitai confronted Yoh and his friends who came to save Tao Ren and quickly overpower them. After Umemiya Ryunosuke and Usui Horokeu defeated and destroyed four of the Gofukuseitai Shamon himself joined the battle and quickly defeated the two and easily fought against Ren and Yoh. It was only when Jun arrived that he was defeated by Lee Pyron who split his body in two with a single kick.[2]

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

In the anime, Yúan was also able to speak and see through the Jiang Shi and even empower him, using his own Furyoku.[3]

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 17
  2. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 73; Page 17
  3. Shaman King Anime - Episode 23

External LinksEdit

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Members: Tao Ching | Tao Ran | Tao Yúan | Tao Jun | Tao Ren | Tao Men | Tao Ginny (Anime Only) | Tao Soumei (Anime Only) | Tao Kyou (Anime Only)
Abilities
Spirits: Bason | Hei-Tao | Tao Family Ancestors | Kyuuki
Jiang Shis: Lee Pyron | Shamon | Shu | Kyo | Gohukuseitai | Torture Brothers | Shimamura Jōtarō | Corpse Infantry | Yugai (Anime Only) | Gurai (Anime Only) | Jackie (Anime Only)
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Families: Tao Family
Tools: Memory Tablet Armor | Bâo-Lèi Sword

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