|Name in Japanese||メリヒム|
|Debut (Anime)||Shakugan no Shana Episode 15|
|Debut (Light Novel)||Volume V|
|Debut (Manga)||Eternal Song Chapter 01|
|Appears in||Light Novels, Anime, Manga, Game|
|Voice Actor (Japanese)||Katsuyuki Konishi|
|Voice Actor (English)|| Brian Drummond (Geneon)|
Eric Vale (FUNimation)
|Height||187 cm (6' 2")|
|True Name||"Rainbow Wings"|
|Color of Flame||Rainbow-colored|
Merihim (メリヒム Merihimu ) was one of the Nine Eternal Divine Scales, the nine great Crimson Lords gathered under the name of Töten Glocke, the organization led by "Weaver of Coffins" Asiz. During the Great War, he was partnered with Illuyanka, and the two were known as the "Pair of Wings".
Merihim has long white hair and brown eyes. He resembles a prince who wears a crown on his head. In the anime, he is 187 cm tall.
As Shiro, Merihim takes the form of a skeleton wearing a tattered purple cloak.
Merihim has a habit of tapping his index finger while waiting.
Great War ArcEdit
Merihim and the dragon-shaped Lord "Ironclad Dragon" Illuyanka were feared as the Pair of Wings, the most powerful subordinates of Asiz. He also has the nickname of "Rainbow Swordman" during this time.
Before they had the final battle, Merihim and Mathilde gambled on who's the winner, and the winner may request anything from the loser, which Merihim enthusiastically favored. In the end, Illuyanka was defeated by Wilhelmina. Merihim, unable to move, laid defeated by Mathilde's hand. To end the ambition of Asiz, Mathilde decided to go to use Heaven Destruction Earth Break against him, in Merihim's disbelief. As she was going to leave him behind, Mathilde made him promise three things; he shall not consume humans again; he shall not wreak havoc on Earth again; and he shall train the next successor of "Flame-Haired Burning-Eyed Hunter" title after her death.
To fulfill his promises to the woman he loved, Merihim hid his last portion of Power of Existence which would be used for the last purpose; to test the successor of the "Flame-Haired Burning-Eyed Hunter" and changed his shape into that of a skeleton known as Shiro. After Alastor defeated Asiz and Mathilde perished. Merihim, together with Wilhelmina and Alastor left the war behind and went to Tendōkyū, waiting and searching for the person who would be suited for the God of Retribution.
Mathilde's Successor ArcEdit
After hundreds of years, the suitable heir for Mathilde's title has been found in the form of a young girl (who would later be named "Shana" by a certain Mystes).
Under the surveillance and training of Wilhelmina, Alastor and Shiro, she underwent intense training for a few years to become the next "Flame-Haired Burning-Eyed Hunter" when a group of Denizens from Bal Masque, Orgon and Vine, discovered their hideout. The cause of it came from Shiro who was soaked by the girl's prank using tomato paste. He mistakenly thought of it as "her" blood. As he was once covered with Mathilde's blood from Chernobog's attempt to assassinate her, he now momentarily lost control of himself and shot Rainbow's Heaven Sword through Tendōkyū's Crypta, revealing its position to Bal Masqué's agents.
Unknown to them, another Mystes, known as the worst Mystes in history, Tenmoku Ikko, was also following them to Tendōkyū in search for its proper master. Shiro was taken out by the Mystes and fell into the lake. He later regained consciousness after remembering his promises with Mathilde and used the last of his power, regaining his former shape of the rainbow swordsman and defeated Orgon in one strike of his "Rainbow Heaven's Sword".
As his final promise was going to be fulfilled, he waited until the girl had obtained the Nietono no Shana before he appeared before her for the final test to become the proper wielder of the title "Flame-Haired Burning-Eyed Hunter". Also the first and the last time he ever taught her by words instead of fighting, Merihim was eventually defeated, laid down on the floor like he was when he fought Mathilde. Merihim taught the young girl for the last time of the "Strongest Unrestricted Spell" (最強の自在法 Saikyō no Jizai-hō ): Love, which she unable to understand at that time. After the girl left, Merihim yearned the woman who long perished for the reward he should have, facing his death from using all Power of Existence he had, as he promised to Mathilde that he shall never eat humans again. It was shown that he had a smile on his face, happy that he managed to fulfill Mathilde's wish.
At the same time, Tendōkyū was destroyed by Vine's Gordian Knot, it fell down into the ocean, thus marked the end of the last of Töten Glocke's Crimson Lords that had survived the Great War. Until the very last moment, he never showed any feelings back to Wilhelmina, who often referred to him as "a detestable person".
Merihim has an unrequited love affair with Mathilde Saint-Omer, due to her sheer strength as being one of the only women he feels capable of besting him in a fight, and because of this, frequently challenges her to battle. He is also easily goaded into situations by Matilde as well, which she constantly uses to great effect.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Unrestricted SpellsEditRainbow's Heaven Sword (虹天剣 Kōtenken ): His weapon of choice is a sabre but his real potential lies with "Rainbow's Heaven Sword", his signature Unrestricted Spell, which fires a destructive ray of rainbow. While charging the spell, a halo-like rainbow light glows on his back, resembling wings. This spell is counted as one of the greatest offensive powers of all time. He also has the mirror-shaped Rinne army called "Aeria" which acts as the reflector for his fired Rainbow's Heaven Sword to his enemies when they had evaded the first attack but would instead fall under his "next" attack or the reflected Rainbow's Heaven Sword. He is able to use the "Rainbow's Heaven Sword" to defeat Orgon in one strike.
- (To Asiz when joining him): "Very well. Show me your desired world."
- (About Power of Unrestraint) "...Power of Unrestraint brings forth impossibilities."
- Merihim is a name of a demon who is also known as the Prince of Pestilence and Harrassment. In some sources, he is a demon of the air and also lives in the air.
- Merihim has been the cause of Tendōkyū's fall twice; both happened with his Rainbow's Heaven Sword penetrating its Crypta. The second time indirectly results in Tendōkyū's destruction from the Gordian Knot brought by Vine.
- Merihim has the same Japanese and Geneon English voice actors as Shiro.
- Merihim's Geneon English voice actor, who also voiced Shiro, Brian Drummond, is the father of Aidan Drummond, Sorath's Geneon English voice actor.
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