|“||I don't follow your rules. My friend is more important. And I'm not some hero fighting for justice... If you hurt my friends...I'll show you the kind of Demon King I can be!!||”|
—Shiki Granbell, Chapter 53
Shiki Granbell (シキ・グランベル Shiki Guranberu?) is an adventurer from the planet Granbell and the Demon King (魔王 Maō?) of the warship Edens Zero, as well as the leader of its crew. He is also a member of the Guild Shooting Starlight and the adopted grandchild of the Demon King, Ziggy.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Synopsis
- 4 Powers and Abilities
- 5 Equipment
- 6 Battles and Events
- 7 Manga Appearances
- 8 Appearances in Other Media
- 9 Trivia
- 10 References
- 11 Site Navigation
Shiki is a lean young man of average height with spiky black hair which partially covers his ears, slanted dark eyes and thin eyebrows. He dons a small, white bandage on his left cheek as well as a red pouch around his waist.
His initial attire consists of a high-collared, red-and-black open jacket with the sleeves rolled up to his forearms, pockets on either side of the chest, and two black laces attached to the neck of his jacket hanging behind his head. Underneath, he wears a simple white shirt with a v-neck collar and a red design on the front which patterns out into a Y-shape. He also sports baggy, green-colored trousers which possess a noticeable white details on both sides. Lastly, his choice of footwear are a pair of simple, black boots. However, his clothes were destroyed after fighting a parasite imitating the space pirate Elsie Crimson .
He later changes into a second outfit which consists of a buttoned up, short-sleeved, and copper-trimmed black tunic with an open high collar, has two black laces behind the neck of the collar, white round details on the sides and a zig-zag patter at the end of the sleeves on either side. He also wears a pair of brown goggles over his forehead, sports a pair of white baggy trousers with a single line going down in the middle and tucked into black-and-copper boots.
After the events on planet Guilst, he later returns to his initial outfit which now has a black t-shirt with a silver-white insignia of the Edens Zero's emblem on the center. While in Digitalis, his avatar takes the appearance of a young-looking caveman with his hair in a long and wild style similar to before he met Rebecca and Happy on Granbell. His attire are a set of torn clothes with leopard prints, a necklace with shark teeth, and sandals. When encountering Spider in his Jamilov avatar, his hair is reverted back to his usual hairstyle like in the real world.
During the Mildian arc, he later changes into an outfit resembling that of a ninja. It has a short-sleeved, dark-colored jumpsuit with white lining around the shoulders, a Y-shaped white line going down the center, and a pair of diamond-shaped designs on the knees. It is also tied by a white sash, the legs are tucked into a pair of black boots, has a black scarf around his neck and a black-and-white striped handkerchief wrapped around his forehead.
While on the planet Sun Jewel, he wears his signature attire, but now has a white shirt with a red-colored insignia being the number "0" crossed out on the center, a homage to the second half latter in the Edens Zero's name and after leaving, later replaced it with a black undershirt with gold-trimmed lines between the lower part. After leaving Belial Gore, he starts wearing a black shirt under his jacket.
Shiki is a carefree, blunt, and eager individual. Because he lived his entire life in the robotic Granbell Kingdom, he never saw another human in his life before meeting Rebecca. Due to this, he's very curious and awkward around people - best exemplified by his habit of asking strangers to "be his friend" and his invasion of people's personal space. Shiki has a strong sense of loyalty and refused to leave Granbell for many years so that he could take care of the robots of the park. And even when he was apparently betrayed by the robots who appeared to turn hostile, he still considered them his friends and tearfully thanked them and promised to always remember them. However, he also has a strong sense of justice as when his friends seemingly betrayed him, he attacked them in order to protect the people he had just met, going as far as to put himself in harms way to allow strangers to escape.
Despite his fearlessness, Shiki seems to have a crippling fear of bugs, demonstrated when he didn't wish to believe that the Kawpicatt S4 was a species of bug and instead wanted to view them more like an "octopus."
It is also shown that Shiki has a perverted side, which first started at Granbell when he saw Rebecca for the first time. However, it seems to have gotten worse over time thanks to Weisz' influence, to the point he becomes ‘lustful’.
Many years ago, Shiki was found by his adoptive grandfather, the Demon King Ziggy who brought him to the planet Granbell in order to raise him. One day, as Shiki along with Ziggy and Michael watched comets fly, his grandfather told imparted on him the importance of exploring the universe and finding friends.
Shiki meets Rebecca and Happy after they arrive in Granbell Kingdom, literally dropping in on them as they were faced with a giant robotic cat monster. After realizing that Rebecca is another human and being punched for invading her personal space, Shiki asks Rebecca to be his friend but is rejected. He then follows Rebecca and Happy as they flee back to the town. After greeting them again, Shiki introduces them to all of his friends before taking part in a large celebration with them and then falling asleep. After waking up to discover that his long hair had been cut, he discovered the robots had captured Rebecca and Happy and tried to kill them in order to take their ship in order to get revenge on humanity for abandoning them. (This was later revealed to be just an act to get Shiki to leave with them before the robots of Granbell ran out of battery power, leaving him alone.) After saving Rebecca and Happy from the robots and offering to stay behind to give them time to escape, Rebecca pulls him along with her acknowledging him as a friend. They then begin their adventure into the Sakura Cosmos and Shiki expresses that he misses his friends but is eager to make one hundred more in the universe.
Now traveling with Rebecca and Happy, Shiki begins to learn about the outside world such as B-Cube and multiple other things, even learning about Rebecca's B-Cube channel. Rebecca eventually landed the Aqua Wing on Blue Garden with hopes of registering Shiki into her Guild Shooting Starlight as an Adventurer.
In the Guild, Shiki was surprised to see so many people that he wanted to touch them, much to Rebecca's dismay. After Rebecca stops him from touching someone's face, he notices the giant hologram of Mother. After Rebecca's explanation, Shiki claims that he met Mother before, causing everyone to laugh much to Rebecca's embarrassment. When Labilia Christy's insults caused Rebecca to cry, he used his Ether Gear on the latter and told her not to make fun of his friends before Rebecca dragged him out of the place. After obtaining his Adventurer Card, Shiki tells Rebecca that they should find Mother themselves and make it into a video. This excites Rebecca, but tells Shiki that they need find to get a better ship in order to make the trip beyond the Sakura Cosmos. They are later seen flying the Aqua Wing towards Planet Norma.
While they were on their way to Norma, Rebecca tells Shiki that he could stay in a room, At that moment Shiki asks why they couldn't use the same room and if the ship could sail alone, Rebecca tells him that whenever she has a destination. At that time, Shiki tells him if he can let him pilot the ship, which Rebecca makes him happy because he could make a video of that, Shiki already persisted the reason why Rebecca should improve as B-Cuber, already piloting the ship, Shiki collides the Aqua Wing on Norma's surface, Rebecca gets angry about it as a result. Right there Shiki uses his Ether Gear to make the Aqua Wing lighter, Rebecca asks if Shiki can also do light things, which he affirms with which he did with her against Bro's gang.
At that moment a rock Ether Pillar is formed next to them, Rebecca Explains that Norma has that kind of climate, which creates and destroys rock formations, Shiki questions what Ether is, which Rebecca exclaims with how he can use Ether Gear but does not know what Ether is. There she explains to Shiki that Ether is the latent power in all matter and energy particles, and gives a brief explanation of what she understands by Ether Gear. Shiki then asks how people live on Norma, Rebecca says they live underground to avoid the impacts of Earth Ether.
Already in the city, the Group arrives at the house of Professor Steiner but there is no trace of him, There Shiki finds a pair of strange goggles and dons it to use it. When Rebecca tells him not to touch the Professor's things. Suddenly, there comes a young blonde man who points a pistol at them and asks them what are they doing there, Rebecca tells him that they are looking for Professor Weisz Steiner. He replies that he is Weisz Steiner, leaving Rebecca and Happy perplexed.
While escaping from planet Norma, Shiki along with Rebecca, Happy, Wiesz met Elsie Crimson. Shiki challenges Elsie Crimson saying that he will capture their ship.Elsie crimson accepts his challenge and Shiki finds Elsie crimson which was actually her andriod.
During the fight Shiki masters the Gravity Comet while remembering his grandfather. His rising Ether level was detected by Creed of the Interstellar Union Army who identified him as the Demon King.
After defeating the fake Elsie Crimson, she gave the ship to Shiki while her fleet engaged the Interstellar Union Army. The Armored Space Pirate tells Shiki that she already intended to give him the ship as the ship belongs to his grandfather, Demon King Ziggy and told him that while traveling to reach Mother he found him.
After escaping the giant fish in the Poseidon Nero Sector, Shiki marvels with the others at the sight of the Aoi Cosmos outside their windows, wonding how there is an ocean above and below them. They are informed by Jinn and Kleene of the Cosmos's name, but when he ask him about it, Jinn ignores him and walks away with his sister, claiming to have no intention of fraternizing with the crew of the Edens Zero, confusing Shiki as he thought he made friends with him. They soon arrive at the Fire Planet Red Cave, but are confused by the sight of an ocean.
Powers and Abilities
Satan Gravity (サタングラビティ Satan Gurabiti): Renowned as "the power of the Demon King," which he inherited from his adoptive grandfather, Ziggy, Shiki uses this Ether Gear to control and manipulate gravity itself, giving him "Demon King Ether". He is capable of changing the direction of gravitational force around himself which enables him to stick to walls, float in the air, and make objects and people weightless to an extent. When using its power throughout his body, Shiki is identified as the new Demon King. He also describes it as a power he inherited from his grandfather, and that it took him a month to learn it.
- Magimech Attack: Gravity Fist (魔械流 重拳 Makai-ryū: Jūken): Shiki's arm begins to glow for a brief moment and then he punches his opponent with enough force to rupture the ground in several places, destroying nearby buildings.
- Magimech Attack: Gravity Center (魔械流 重心 Makai-ryū: Jūshin): Shiki exerts an immense amount of force on an airborne target by boosting its gravity, pulling the target to the ground.
- Magimech Attack: Gravity Wave (魔械流 重力波 Makai-ryū: Jūryokuha): Shiki's palm is placed on the ground, creating spiral force that pulls targets towards him.
- Magimech Attack: Gravity Windmill Kick (魔械流 重旋脚 Makai-ryū: Jūsen Kyaku): Shiki's leg begins to glow while in midair and releases a spinning kick onto his targets.
- Magimech Attack: Gravity Cannon (魔械流 重弾 Makai-ryū: Jūdan): Shiki creates an energy sphere made of gravity from his fist and throws it onto his target, pushing them back due to the heaviness of the attack.
- Magimech Attack: Gravity Comet (魔械流 重彗星 Makai-ryū: Jūsuisei): Shiki enhances his feet with gravity and jumps from above onto their target, causing sheer force and blunt damage.
- Magimech Attack: Gravity Tackle (魔械流 重身 Makai-ryū Jūshin): Shiki rotates himself in mid-air and uses gravity to push himself down at the opponent with a downward kick, sending them onto the ground.
- Magimech Attack: Gravity Impact (魔械流 グラビティインパクト Makai-ryū: Gurabiti Inpakuto): Shiki absorbs kinetic energy from an external source and then converts it into concentrated gravity to perform a devastating downward punch.
- Magimech Attack: Gravity Field (魔械流 重力場 Makai-ryū Jūryokuba): Shiki slams the ground with his fist, generating a gravitational field that crushes and negates attacks.
- Magimech Attack: Anti-Gravity (魔械流 反重力 Makai-ryu: Hanjūryoku): Shiki generates an anti-gravitational field around whatever he touches, causing anything that moves into it to fly away in other directions.
- Magimech Attack: Meteor Breaker (魔械流 星崩し Makai-ryu: Meteo Bureikā): Shiki charges Ether at the end of his fist to create a gravity sphere, which becomes a giant meteor of gravity when fired.
Overdrive (オーバードライブ Ōbādoraibu): As a user of Ether Gear, Shiki is able to access Overdrive, also known as the true power of Ether Gear. When used throughout his entire body, Shiki gains a transformation which identifies him as the new Demon King. His hair and skin color change into a lighter shade, light-colored Ether markings appear all over his body, and a pair of energy horns appear on both sides of his head. In this form, all of Shiki's physical abilities are greatly augmented and he can utilize his Ether Gear techniques to the maximum. However, his grasp of Overdrive is rudimentary, according to Drakken Joe. After having memories of his death from World No. 29, Shiki uses his Overdrive at its fullest, thus gaining a new appearance that truly identifies him as the Demon King. His hair becomes white, both his arms are darkened with purple Ether markings, and a pair of black horns with the same markings appear out of his head. His clothing also changed into a sleeveless, high-collared tunic and his bandage is gone, revealing a small scar. With it, Shiki's gravity becomes significantly more powerful, comparable to a black hole, as he can pull in surrounded objects and even memories from World No. 29. With his first usage of the complete Overdrive, his Ether capabilities were compared to those of Drakken Joe and Elsie Crimson of the Oración Seis Galáctica and he was able to defeat the former.
Immense Strength: Shiki possesses great physical strength, having enough power to push someone back with a single punch. When using Ether Gear, his strength is greatly increased to the point that a single gravity punch caused enough sheer force and blunt damage to send an opponent flying or destroy the ground beneath them. According to Hermit, Shiki's physical strength is recorded to be 2000 to 2500.
Immense Durability: Shiki possesses a high amount of durability, making him capable of taking heavy damage from opponents such as Sibir with his enhanced mechanical arm, Jinn's wind-based ninjitsu attacks, and also heavy attacks from Kurenai's Knight Gear. As well as being able to take attacks from Justice and survive his Grand Chariot, surprising the soldier.
Enhanced Reflexes: Shiki has great reflexes, making him able to keep up with many opponents in battle and dodge gunfire with ease.
Acrobatic Skills: Shiki has displayed great acrobatic skills. When using his Ether Gear, he can easily jump higher than a normal person due to his changing his own weight.
Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Shiki is highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat. When combined with his Ether Gear, he is capable of overpowering large numbers of attackers with ease and can go toe-to-toe with stronger opponents.
Aquatic Adaptation Lacrima (水中適合の星水晶 Suichū Tekigō no Rakurima?): During his stay on Red Cave, Shiki wore one of these devices which allowed him to breathe and communicate underwater without any issues. After reaching the end of the cave within the Temple of the Mother Beacon, Shiki's Aquatic Adaptation Lacrima became the host of a portion of Mother's Ether, transforming it into a beacon to find other pieces of Mother's Ether throughout the cosmos.
Battles and Events
|1. Into the Sky Where Cherry Blossoms Flutter||Debut|
|2. A Girl and Her Blue Cat||Appears|
|5. A Man Named Weisz||Appears|
|7. Iron Tears||Appears|
|8. Clash!! The Sibir Family||Appears|
|9. vs. The Foote Brothers||Appears|
|10. We're Friends, Aren't We?||Appears|
|11. Machina Maker||Appears|
|12. The Skull Fairy||Appears|
|13. Shiki vs. Elsie||Appears|
|14. Born Again||Appears|
|15. Warship of the Demon King||Appears|
|17. The Collection||Appears|
|18. Wind Howls on the Highway||Appears|
|19. Geniuses at Coming Up with Fun Ideas||Appears|
|20. Planet Guilst||Appears|
|21. Soul Blade||Appears|
|22. The Great Naked Escape||Appears|
|23. Million Bullets||Appears|
|24. Sister Ivry||Appears|
|25. Take Aim||Appears|
|26. Two Sisters||Appears|
|27. The Great Guilst Escape||Appears|
|28. New Friends||Appears|
|29. Iron Hill||Appears|
|30. The Super Virtual Planet||Appears|
|31. The People of Digitalis||Appears|
|32. Mass Murderer Jamilov||Appears|
|33. The Girl on the Hill||Appears|
|34. Survive the Night||Appears|
|35. The Girl and the Monster||Appears|
|36. The G.I.A.||Appears|
|37. Great Kaiju Shiki||Appears|
|38. 22 Hits||Appears|
|39. Spider the Genius Hacker||Appears|
|40. Operation C7||Appears|
|42. Pino's Dream||Appears|
|43. Smells Like Money||Appears|
|44. The Temple of Knowledge||Appears|
|45. The Battle Coliseum||Appears|
|46. Footsteps of the Warrior Maiden||Appears|
|47. Words Will Give You Strength||Appears|
|48. From the Planet of Eternity||Appears|
|49. Captain Connor||Appears|
|50. Madame Kurenai||Appears|
|52. Kurenai's Gauntlet||Appears|
|53. Wibble Wobble Ruby Bobble||Appears|
|54. The Truth Is in the Cube||Appears|
|55. Black Rock||Appears|
|57. My Mother, the Machine||Flashback|
|58. A Silent Reunion||Appears|
|59. I Know You Can Keep Pressing On||Appears|
|60. Until the Day it Turns to Strength||Appears|
|61. Enter Arsenal||Appears|
|62. The Legend of Me||Appears|
|63. Taking Up the Torch||Appears|
|65. The Swordswoman Incapacitated||Mentioned|
|66. Gravity's Gonna Crush You||Appears|
|67. Someone to Love||Appears|
|69. Rebecca's Nightmare||Appears|
|70. Belial Gore||Appears|
|71. The Steel Sorceress||Appears|
|72. The Element 4||Appears|
|73. Don't Shed a Tear||Mentioned|
|74. Weisz vs. Laguna||Appears|
|75. A Wind Blows Through the Sakura Cosmos||Appears|
|76. Rebecca vs. Sylph||Appears|
|77. The Winds that Bind||Appears|
|79. That Which Obstructs and That Which Steals||Appears|
|80. 60-Day Commemorative Coin||Appears|
|83. The Shot Heard Round the Underworld||Appears|
|84. A World Without Shiki||Mentioned|
|85. Our Future||Appears|
|87. 4 on 4||Appears|
|88. Eye of God||Appears|
|89. Hermit vs. Fie||Appears|
|90. Sister vs. Daichi||Appears|
|91. Homura vs. Sylph||Appears|
|92. The Sword of Edens||Appears|
|93. The Execution Site||Appears|
|94. Shiki vs. Drakken||Appears|
|95. Kris Rutherford||Appears|
|96. A Young Man's Memories||Appears|
|97. The Time Is Now||Appears|
|98. Advent of the Demon King||Appears|
|99. The Pendant||Appears|
|100. Edens One||Appears|
|102. Time to Say Goodbye||Appears|
|103. Clash of the Cosmos||Appears|
|104. The Woman They Called Pirate||Appears|
|106. Prayer Council||Appears|
|107. A Planet Where Stars Fall Like Rain||Appears|
|108. Nadia, Love of My Life||Appears|
|109. Red Cave||Appears|
|110. A Robot in Love||Appears|
|111. The Sky of Days Long Past||Appears|
|112. When You Live Life on a Ship||Appears|
|113. In the Doghouse||Appears|
|115. The Battle of Foresta||Appears|
|116. The Sky Sweeper||Appears|
|117. Shiki vs. Orc||Appears|
|118. Star Drain||Appears|
|119. Homura vs. Mora||Absent|
|120. Rebecca vs. Britney||Appears|
|121. Darling Little Piece of Junk||Appears|
|122. Titanic Victory||Appears|
|123. The Light of Justice||Appears|
|124. Kiss & Die||Appears|
|125. Heart of Gravity||Appears|
|126. This Doctor, Armed and Dangerous||Appears|
|127. The Doomsday System||Appears|
|128. What's Important||Appears|
|129. So We Can Smile Brighter||Appears|
|130. Oceans 6||Appears|
|132. Chrono Witch||Appears|
|133. Following Ziggy's Path||Appears|
|134. Judgment Day||Appears|
|135. Desert Oasis||Appears|
|137. Empire Dice||Appears|
|138. Prelude to the Aoi War||Appears|
|139. White Flash||Appears|
Appearances in Other Media
|Love for Friends||☆☆☆☆☆|
- According to E.M. Pino's Analysis, Shiki's stats are:
- Shiki shares his first name with the protagonist of Monster Hunter Orage, one of Hiro Mashima's previous manga.
- The name "Shiki" means four seasons (四季?) in Japanese, which follows Hiro Mashima's trend of naming his main characters after seasons. According to Mashima, he chose the name to represent the culmination of his past works.
|Demon King||Shiki Granbell • Ziggy ‡|
|Four Shining Stars||Hermit Mio • Homura Kōgetsu • Sister Ivry • Valkyrie Yuna ‡ • Witch Regret|
|Crew||E.M. Pino • Happy • Mosco Versa-0 • Rebecca Bluegarden • Weisz Steiner • Kleene Rutherford • Kris Rutherford|
|Guests||Connor ‡ • Laguna Husert|
|Guild Master||Noah Glenfield|
|E-class||Happy • Rebecca Bluegarden • Shiki Granbell|
|Others||Clarisse Layer • Labilia Christy • Sister Ivry ‡|
|Left||Hermit Mio • Shiki Granbell • Sister Ivry • Valkyrie Yuna • Witch Regret • Ziggy|
|Deceased||Annie • Castellan • John • Michael • Mithra|