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Born in Germany Faust is the eighth-generation descendant of Johann Faust when he was young, he was forced to study all the time. He fell in love with a girl named Eliza, who was the only person wjp was kind to him. Faust worked to his full potential to become a doctor and cure Eliza, who was afflicted by a disease with no cure. He succeeded, becoming a master of the medical field, and Eliza was cured. They fell in love and were married, and ran their own medical clinic.Faust is the embodiment of dedication; he has given up everything for his wife and is willing to do anything, no matter the costs to protect and take care of her. It is this single-mindedness and selflessness that gives him his great strength in the Shaman Fight.Faust is an insane, but incredibly brilliant medical doctor who delights in saving lives.During the time in between matches, he is usually reading medical books, and feeds himself breakfast, lunch, and dinner through an I.V. line.In the manga it is implied that he is addicted to morphine, when he transplants his tibia and feels no pain.Faust got a s house on a bluff, and it seemed that his life with Eliza was perfect. Unfortunately, on their first night in the new house, a burglar broke in. The criminal shot Eliza in the forehead, killing her. Faust arrived at home and saw this horrible scene, and utilized all of his medical skills to try to save Eliza, but was unsuccessful.He has become obsessed with bringing her back to life, and started to used the dark art of necromancy. For eight years Faust worked in his arts, never sleeping at all, which is why he has dark shadows under his eyes and purple lips. He enters the Shaman Fight in order to become Shaman King and use the power to resurrect Eliza
Eliza is now Faust main spirit in the shaman fight. As Faust grows stronger, she becomes more lifelike. Anna was able to summon her spirit back to Earth allowing Faust to communicate and see her. Because of this Faust's power became even more stronger because of the fact that he now possess a real main human spirit. Faust is a memeber of Team Funbari Hot Springs along with Yoh and Ryu.Later, he christens his Giant Over-soul "Mephisto E" ("E" from the initial of Eliza's name), a reference to the original Faust legend. However, he does apologize to Eliza every time he must put her in harm's way. Faust meets his demise in chapter 281 where he says his final words to Eliza before collapsing into the water.
However, the latest chapters show that Faust's ghost is still with Yoh and his group, and that Yoh integrated with Faust in order to heal Horohoro from injuries he sustained against the Patch Officiant Kalim.