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Japanese Name: 道黽
Romanized Name: Dào Mǐn
English Name: Tao Men
First Appearance: Chapter 300 (Manga)
Affiliations: Tao Family
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 the son of Tao Ren and Iron Maiden Jeanne. He is the 44th heir to the Tao Family, after his father.

AppearanceEdit

As a baby, Tao Men greatly resembles his father, even sporting the same tongari hair style. However, he has silver hair and blood red eyes, that are inherited from his mother.

As a primary school student, Men wears the same school outfit as Ren, albeit with a ribbon-bow instead of a tie. He retains the chestnut hair style(complete with the ability to straighten out when agitated or shocked), but his hair is somewhat wavier - another trait from 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 as 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 haughty attitude and manner of speaking thought is reminiscent of his mother. Oddly however, he also seems to bear his mother's traits to a degree as he is shown with a genuine look of solemn relief when he realities that Hana has the power to rescue his mother.

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

SpiritEdit

See More: Bason | Shamash

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

HistoryEdit

Funbari no UtaEdit

Tao Men is first seen, 6 years after the tournament, as a baby, when Tao Ren brings him along to the reunion of the Five Elemental Warriors. As he and his father arrives 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 dummy.

When he is 7 his mother fears for his future and decide that Men must learn about the life of others. Thus she sends Men to stay at the Funbari Onsen with Brocken Meyer, Hang Zang-Ching and Bill Burton as his bodyguards.[2] Men himself calls it his Tao Family-Style Royal studies, which he terms "a test of experiencing the life of the lower classes".[3]

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 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 - Mentalite Extras; Shaman File 375
  3. Shaman King Manga - Flowers Chapter 1

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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