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Tao Men
Tao Men
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Japanese Name: 道黽
Romanized Name: Dào Mǐn
English Name: Tao Men
First Appearance: Chapter 300
(Manga)
Affiliations: Tao Family
Team Hao
Occupations: Shaman
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: n/a
English VA: n/a
Furyoku Level:
Guardian Ghosts
Japanese Name: Bason
English Name: Bason
Meaning: "Grandchild of the Horse"
Type: Seirei Class
Japanese Name: Shamash
English Name: Mash
Meaning: "Sun"
Type: Kami Class

Tao Men (道黽, "Dào Mǐn") is fictional character in the manga series of Shaman King and its sequel Shaman King Flowers. Men is the son of Tao Ren and Iron Maiden Jeanne. and the main heir to the Tao Family.

AppearanceEdit

As an infant, Tao Men greatly resembles his father, even sporting the same Tongari hairstyle. However, he has silver hair and red eyes, that is inherited from his mother.

As a Teenager being a primary school student, Men wears the same school outfit as his father Ren, albeit with a ribbon-bow instead of a tie. He retains the tongari hairstyle complete with the ability to straighten out when agitated or shocked, but his hair is somewhat wavier - another trait from his mother Jeanne.

PersonalityEdit

In his debut, Men shows no distinct personality traits. However, he does manage to burp the word "Baka" to Horohoro, either by chance or by intent.[1]

As he gets older Tao Men is every bit as impulsive, arrogant and brash like his father. As he is being raised to be the heir of the Tao Family, he also looks down on people he views being below him. His superior attitude and manner of speaking thought are reminiscent of his mother, acting serene when not in battle or being agitated. Despite his bloodlust in battle, Men adheres to an iron clad rule taught by his parents not to kill anyone.

Abilities and PowersEdit

As the child of Ren and Jeanne, Men possesses exceptional talent as a Shaman and was already able to perform an Over Soul at the age of seven. YVS also said that Men possesses the strongest Furyoku level on Team Hao.[2]

SpiritEdit

See More: Bason | Shamash

Men have inherited his father and mother's Guardian ghosts, Bason and Shamash, respectively. For the Over Soul with Bason, he wields a legendary Guan Dao wielded by Bason in his lifetime. Men have inherited it from his father.

HistoryEdit

Funbari no UtaEdit

Tao Men is first seen, six years after the tournament, as an infant, when Tao Ren brings him along to the reunion of the Five Elemental Warriors. As he and his father arrive at the train station in a chariot Men walks out first while Ren speaks from within the wagon, making it seem like Men is the one talking. This combined with Men's resemblance to his father causes everybody to momentarily mistake him for his father. Ren then steps out behind Men and picks him up, introducing him as his son and saying his name was Men.[1]

As they all wait for Asakura Yoh and Asakura Anna they go to a family restaurant, where Men is seen eating a kids menu and becomes the subject of discussion as no one knows who his mother is. As Horohoro is given hints by Lyserg about who the mother might be, Men somehow manages to look at Horohoro and even calls him a dummy.

FlowersEdit

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The name 'Men‘ means industry and is formed by taking the first kana ("ME"(メ) of Maiden and the last kana ("EN"(ン)) from Ren. This is the same method of naming is the same as Asakura Hana.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Shaman King Manga - Chapter 300; Pages 9-10
  2. Shaman King Manga - Flowers Chapter 16

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