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Tao Ran
Tao Ran
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Japanese Name: 道蘭
Romanized Name: Dào Ran
English Name: Lan Tao
First Appearance: Chapter 76 (Manga)
Episode 22 (Anime)
Affiliations: Tao Family
Occupations: Dàoshì
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: Ai Satō
English VA: Megan Hollingshead
Furyoku Level: 2,800
Guardian Ghosts
Japanese Name: Shu
English Name: n/a
Meaning: n/a
Type: Jiang Shi
Japanese Name: Kyo
English Name: n/a
Meaning: "Village"
Type: Jiang Shi

Tao Ran (道蘭, Dào Ran) is the biological heir of the Tao Family from her father Tao Ching and unknown mother presumed to be dead. She is the wife of Tao Yúan and the mother of Tao Jun and Tao Ren. She is a daoshi and her primary spirits are a pair of handsome Jiang-Shi named Shu and Kyo.

AppearanceEdit

Ran is a striking woman and like all other Tao woman, she is quite beautiful. She wears decorated chinese robes and carries a Chinese fan with her at all times.

PersonalityEdit

She is a loving and humoristic woman who will put tradition above everything else. Despite her devotion to tradition, she still loves and cares for her family, stopping her husband before he could get himself killed and happily greeting her son's new friends with a feast.

Abilities and PowersEdit

She is by far the best Dàoshì in the entire Tao Family and is the one who taught Tao Jun her skills.

SpiritEdit

See More: Shu & Kyo

Her personal Jiang Shi are a pair of handsome zombies who have served the Tao Family for many years, back to the time of the dynasties.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Being the main heir to Tao Family, Tao Ran was forced to find herself a husband. However only the strongest shamans deserved to bear the name Tao, thus making it difficult to find a suitable husband for Ran. To determine who was worthy, her suitors would go through a formal marriage interview and would then fight against her and win. Those who lost would be turned into zombies, and even if someone did win, if she didn't like them they would be forced to go back home.

Eventually she would come to face Tao Yúan a member of the Tao Branch Family. He challenged her and won with one hit. She fell in love instantly.[1] She would later give birth to two children. First was a girl, Tao Jun and later a son and the main heir to the family Tao Ren

Shaman Fights in TokyoEdit

When her husband was losing the fight with her son, Ran appeared together with her father to stop Yúan. She encouraged her husband to stop when Ching said that his only choice was to stop or face death. She was present at the feast were she teased Usui Horokeu when he was afraid that something was wrong with the food, and later offered her son's friends some Jiang Shi horses to help them get home.

Shaman Fights Second RoundEdit

She was later seen towards the end of Team "The Ren"'s first fight, sitting together with her husband in his large Dà Dào Wáng Over Soul, daughter and father alongside several Jiang-Shis cheering on Ren.[2]

She and her husband were visibly upset when Asakura Keiko and Asakura Mikihisa came to deliver a message about Ren and even offered to train him.[3]

Invading the PlantsEdit

When the Shaman Fights was moved to the "Continent of Mu" the Asakura Family, the Tao Family and the Usui Family had a barbecue party at the beach, awaiting the results of the fight and hoping that their children would make it. After Anna offers to reveal their current Furyoku to ease them all, Ran was seen preparing the food together with Keiko and said that they should remain calm after both Asakura Kino and Yúan called the numbers pointless.

She later appeared on board the Soul Train together with the rest of Tao Family.

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

While in the manga and Japanese anime she is said to be Tao Yúan's wife, in the English anime she's his sister-in-law and the name of her anime husband is never revealed.

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Volume 7 Extras; Shaman File 89
  2. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 119
  3. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 144

External LinksEdit

e v Tao Family
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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