Zelgadis Greywords

Zelgadis Greywords is a anime/manga character in the Slayers franchise
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Zelgadis Greywords is third character to join the protagonists in the Slayers franchise. Transformed into a chimera by the Red Priest, Rezo, Zelgadis seeks a cure of his affliction.

Origin

Zelgadis is a descendent of Rezo the Red Priest, a blind sorceror known for doing good deeds-- Rezo is either his grandfather or great-grandfather. In his youth Zelgadis sought to become the most powerful being in the world, so to "help" him, Rezo turned him into a chimera: part human, part golem (rock monster), and part brau demon (similar to a dark elf/drow demon).

Creation

Zelgadis Greywords is one of the side character of the series The Slayers he was created by Hajime Kanzaka and design by Rui Araizumi

Character Evolution

Zelgadis has impressive focus and determination, and in spite of his willingness to be a part of Lina's party, likes to think of himself as a lone wolf. Early on in the days he liked to try and give off a mysterious, strong-and-silent air, although it occasionally backfired with his friends simply not asking anything about him. He is usually the ultimate voice of reason in the group, if Amelia goes on one of her "justice" binges. He does however, have a soft spot when someone talking about his looks.

Major Story Arcs

The Slayers

Teaming Up With Lina
Teaming Up With Lina

Zelgadis was order by Rezo to get the Philosophers Stone from Lina and Gourry, but Zel have his own plans. He was planning on using the stone to cure the curse Rezo put on him, so he betray Rezo and team up with Lina and Gourry. Rezo manage to get the seal and use it. Unfortunately Shabranigdo overtake his body and go on a rampage. After a difficult battle, Lina, Gourry, and Zelgadis, were able to defeat the Demon God. After that Zelgadis went off on his own.

Slayers: NEXT

Zelgadis is hired by the Xoana kingdom, to be a bodyguard. His payment is Xoana's Evil Book, that might have a cure for him. Zel arrest Amelia, until Lina and Gourry come in. Zel was prepare to friend his old friends, until Lina show him the book was useless to him and he quickly change sides. Martina try to attack them with a Golem, But Lina blows away the Golem with Xoana's castle with a Dragon Slave. The party, begin a new journey. To find a copy of the Claire Bible. They soon meet a priest who calls himself Xellos. He asks them for help in getting his copy of Claire Bible back. Being suspicious of his story, they head to the hideout of the bandits who he says stole the Claire Bible. However, the bandits had already known their identities because Xellos had informed them. But Lina and Gourry easily beat the bandits, but Xellos steal the Claire Bible and disappear.

The party arrives at Atlas City, in search of a copy of the Claire Bible. They find out about a person who is doing research into immortality, Halciform. So they go to his house, they soon find out that Halciform has allied himself with a Mazoku called Seigram and that Halciform has been somewhat successful in his efforts to become immortal by making a pledge with Seigram. Lina reluctantly decides to put a stop to it and a showdown ensues resulting in Halciform being sealed in ice. Xellos appears and confirms what Lina says about destroying the Pledge stone being one of the few ways to defeat him.

Angry At Xellos
Angry At Xellos

The party continues to look for a copy of the Claire Bible, Xellos brings them the information that a perfect copy is at a castle nearby. They get there to be stunned by the volume of the copies. They go through the pile to get the information they want, and they meet the librarian who calls herself Auntie Aqua. He tells them that he'd lead them to the information they are looking for, and they go deep into the castle. The same night, when Lina wakes up unexpectedly, Auntie Aqua shows her one of the copies of the Bible. It is about what happens if the sealed spell, Giga Slave gets out of control. Lina is stunned to learn that the spell can destroy the world. Then the Dark Lord, Gaav appears. He came to kill Lina so he can stop Hellmaster's plan to perish the world. Xellos is reveal to be a Mazoku. The party barely escapes and they follow Auntie Aqua's word, leaves for Catart mountain where the real Claire Bible is hiding. Lina go into the cave where the Bible is supposed to be. Deep inside the cave, Lina enters the gate to the other side where the Bible is sealed. Martina rushes in to enter with her. Lina reaches the Bible to hear the truth about the Lord of Nightmare, which is the power source of Giga Slave and Ragna Blade. Gaav puts Lina's party in a pinch. Then appears the most powerful Dark Lord, Helllmaster Phibrizzo, who came after the traitor Gaav. With his power, he easily beats Gaav. He then kidnapped Gourry and tells Lina to come to Sairaag.

The party faces Phibrizzo, but none of their magic works on him. Phibrizzo intends to have Lina use Giga Slave and let it out of control, so he tries to make her exhausted her magic. All of her friends are confined into crystals. Phibrizzo pushes Lina, who's left alone, to use Giga Slave, saying Gourry will die otherwise. Lina finally uses the Giga Slave went out of control, and then the Lord of Nightmares possessed Lina. Phibrizzo then attacks her without knowing it, and gets destroyed easily. Gourry and others are freed from Phibrizzo's magic now, but Lina's about to be swallowed into chaos. Gourry rushes out to rescue her and throw away the Sword Of Light, the Lord of Nightmares then let's Lina go. Lina and Gourry kiss in the Sea Of Chaos. Afterward, Xellos give back the Sword Of Light to Gourry

Slayers: TRY

Getting Ready For A Dragon Slave
Getting Ready For A Dragon Slave

After the death of Phibrizzo, the Mazoku barrier that was holding them in for thousand of years, has been remove. Amelia and her father are getting ready to take a trip to the new world. But, a Golden Dragon then attack there ships. Amelia quickly go into action, along with Zelgadis. Lina decides to end the battle with a Dragon Slave, but it back fire causing a tsunami. Casting Amelia and her friends out to sea.

Amelia and her friends have made it to land and find a town being attack by Jillas Jillos Jilles, Gravos Maunttop and a group of lizard man. They quickly beat the monsters, saving the town. After their meal, they are shocked to see that the golden dragon they thought they killed is still alive. They rush to the landing site, only to be surprised that the Golden Dragon was a woman named Filia Ul Copt. Then she reveals, that world is going to end and Lina can stop it, but Lina is hesitant to help. Then Filia gives her something in case something like this would happen. It's a letter from Lina's older sister, Luna Inverse, saying "Just do it." Filia then reveals they need to go to the temple of the Fire Dragon King

Facing New Foes
Facing New Foes

Zel and her friends starts to put off on going to the temple of the Fire Dragon King, and decide to check out the current city they are in. Then Filia senses a evil presence, and Lina believe she has seen Xellos near by. Lina thinks this whole prophecy thing might be connected with the Mazoku. When finally heading out of the city, Lina's party are attacked by someone named Valgaav, who use to served under Gaav. He want revenge on Lina for the the death of his master.

The battle was interrupted by Xellos, who offer an alliance with the other Mazoku. But he turn it down and begin the attack again and clash with his weapon of Light with Gourry's Sword Of Light. When the two weapons clash it cause a strange reaction, then Valgaav's boss Almayce interfere and make him retreat. After a while Lina's party travel to a ruin and rest in a town near by. At the inn, Jillas put sleep powder in Lina's party food. Before any of them can eat it, Filia take it away from them and eat it for herself, cause of an argument earlier and fall asleep. Lina and the others decide to investigate the ruins, when Filia wakes up to discover that it's actually a mode of transportation for dragons, her bracelet activated. The ruins begin to move towards the temple at very high speeds, destroying cities in its path. Also they have to face Jillas and Gravos without using magic, cause of the ruin absorbed magic for fuel.

Meeting The Supreme Elder
Meeting The Supreme Elder

When they approach the temple, Lina realize that's it not going to stop and that will destroy the temple, Filia transformed into her dragon form, Lina jump on her back and they fly out of the temple in order to destroy it with a Dragon Slave. The Dragon Slave only destroy half of the temple and the remains crash into it. The Golden Dragons fly out of the temple to Lina's and co. Instead of punishing them, Lina's party are invite to a dinner. As they eat the Supreme Elder of the Golden Dragons, ask if Lina can rebuild the temple that she destroy. She agrees, but she follow her own designs, resulting in something totally abstract. After that, they have a meeting with the Supreme Elders, to see if they can be entrust in the mission to save the world. Suddenly, Almayce appears.

Almayce ask for Gourry's Sword Of Light, to save his world from Darkstar. The Supreme Elder ask if he get the sword, will he leave this world in pace? Almayce reply that he will leave in pace. The Supreme Elder then ask Lina and co to hand over Gourry's Sword Of Light, Lina quickly protest and take arms. But the Supreme Elder place a powerful spell on them, that paralyzed the group and take the sword. Before the Supreme Elder hand over the sword to Almayce, Valgaav attacks Almayce for his betrayal. Valgaav then reveal he is the last of the Ancient Dragon whom was massacred by the Golden Dragons. Filia manage to break the Supreme Elder's spell and free Lina and the others, they take back the Sword Of Light and oppose Almayce's plans. Lina then use a Ragna Blade on Almayce and they both clash. Valgaav awake his dragon side and attack Almayce and steal the Darkstar's weapon and leave. Lina decide to stop Valgaav and Almayce plans, by getting the other Darkstar's weapons before them.

The party split to two different groups, to find a legendary weapon in two different kingdoms. Lina, Gourry and Filia goes to Alto and Amelia, Zel and Xellos goes to Baritone. They soon find out that the two kingdoms are at war with each other. The People of Baritone ask Amelia's team to come with them. While having dinner with the queen, she ask for there help in stealing Alto's weapon. But Amelia ask if they can thinking about it over night. In the middle of the night, the prince Marco ask for there help to steal his kingdom legendary weapon, so the kingdoms will stop fight each others. Amelia agree to and steal the weapon and ship to a small island in the middle of the two kingdom. They come a cross Lina's team with the princess of Alto, but they fellow by both armies and then Gravos show up with a Darkstar's weapon. Gravos overwhelm Lina's party and both armies, Sera and Marco block Gravos with the two weapons. It cause light and darkness to come out and cancel the Darkstar's weapon, Lina having a opening use Dragon Slave to send Gravos flying.

The party travel to Mt.Coronay, they hear it a possess great power. A guide then show up to tell them in order to enter they must go in pairs, they draw from a box to see who they are pair up with. Lina with Zel and Amelia with Gourry, Filia and Xellos got pair up but they refuse to go with each other. After they barely escape the traps in the cave and manage to get to the top floor, but Gourry disappear. Lina discovers that the guide is actually Jillas and everything was a trap, they try to attack him but the floor is full with mines. Gourry is ambush by lizardmen and they launch dozens of fake Sword Of Light and Gourry loses his. After a huge explosion caused by mines, Jillas find the true Sword Of Light by chance and ran for while the party chase him.

Slayers: Revolution

Running From Wizer
Running From Wizer

Lina is arrested by Wizer Freion for the crime of "Being Lina Inverse". In fighting back against a special magic tank, Lina's party discover a small stuffed animal who can use the Dragon Slave. In order to clear her name, she promise to capture the stuffed animal. When Lina's party finally catch the stuffed animal, they try to get answers from him. They find out his name is Pokota and he is a prince of Taforashia and the reason why he attacking the magic tanks was because he is the one who invented them and didn't want them to be use for wars. They also find out that he have a replica of the Sword Of Light, before they can find out more about him he run off.

They chase him down to, his kingdom that had been struck down by the Durum plague. They find out that Taforashia was save by Rezo, by sealing the people in crystal and putting Pokota's soul in a doll body to watch over them. They also meet Pokota's old friend Duclis who also have his soul put in a beast man. Duclis was also with Ruvinagald Marquess Gioconda, her maid Ozer and Xellos, who is working for her. It is reveal that Duclis is the one behind the stolen Magic Tanks. They fight for a while, up until Duclis reveal that he have Zanaffar Armor on. Gioconda and Duclis retreat and Lina's party and Pokota decide to go to Ruvinagald kingdom after them.

Want Answers
Want Answers

Lina's party and Pokota take a luxury cruise to the Ruvinagald kingdom, while on the cruise everyone in the party was attack by an assassin. After the attacks, Lina plans on a counter attack by faking an argument with Pokota and throwing him and the Sword Of Light off the ship, hoping the assassins will come out. Lina discover that all the passengers and the crew was all assassins and jump in after the sword. But one of assassin named Zuuma didn't went after the sword, he stay to kill Lina Inverse. Lina and Gourry fight him for awhile until the rest of the party got back and Zuuma retreated.

Lina's party continue journey to the Ruvinagald kingdom, they find a fortress in the middle of the road, built by Wizer to caught and arrest Lina Inverse. The fortress is specialize in catching Lina, by having ton of trap that use Lina's weakness. All of them fail, but Xellos become serious. They fight him for awhile, but Lina surrenders.

Lina's party have arrives at the Gioconda's castle and is put into a cell patiently waiting for Pokota to break them out. Then, Ozer come to there cell and asks them to do a favor for her, Lina agree to listen. The favor is to take back the Hellmaster's Jar that have Rezo's soul trapped in it. Then she released them from the cell, but they are attacked by Zuuma. After repelling, Ozer guides them to a coliseum where they face Gioconda. Zuuma reaches the coliseum and Ozer turns against the Lina's party, which also begin to fight them and Gioconda.

Zel New Sword
Zel New Sword

Zel and Amelia face against Ozer, Gioconda against Gourry and Lina against Zuuma. Zel and Amelia take out Ozer quickly with a powerful combo, Lina and Zuuma are even. Zuuma decide to go after Lina's friends by using a Dark Mist, he attack Zel and Amelia in the shadows. Lina quickly use the Ragna Blade to cancel the Dark Mist and attack Zuuma head on, but then Ozer protects Zuuma with her body. Lina become weakened, is at the mercy of Zuuma. Gourry throws his sword at Zuuma, but it miss. Pokota then arrives and give the Sword Of Light to Gourry. He and Lina, chop both of Zuuma's arms off, he then retreated. After the battle, Duclis reveal that Gioconda is wearing a Zanaffar Armor. He plan on releasing the Zanaffar beast, which he do so

Lina try a Dragon Slave on the beast, with little effect. Zanaffar escape with Duclis, Lina's party regroup at a inn to rest and plan. After a night sleep, Lina's party fellow the destruction cause by Zanaffar. Lina and Amelia immediately recognize Duclis true target is Saillune, they quickly fly to the city. Lina's party have arrive to the outer wall of Saillune a little to late, as Zanaffar is already there fighting Saillune's troop and Sylphiel. They chase off Zanaffar by the Sword Of Light, Pokota wants to go after them, but Lina is to tired and Gourry is hungry, so they decide to regroup in Saillune. In Saillune, Lina tell Phil about Taforashia and Duclis. Phil decide to help Pokota's people after they fight Zanaffar.

After awhile, Zanaffar and Duclis attack Saillune. Lina and Sylphiel fight Duclis and the others fight Zanaffar, Lina and Duclis fight awhile until Zanaffar show up and cause Duclis's armor to turn him into a beast Zanaffar. But reinforcements soon arrive and Lina's plan begin. She first have all the mages use water spells to cover Zanaffar and then have them use ice spells to freeze it. But Lina's plan fell apart when Zanaffar break out of the ice, until Duclis attack Zanaffar causing him great pain. Lina and Gourry take the moment and attack Zanaffar with full force. They cut Zanaffar's aura and Lina use Dragon Slave to finish him off.

After the battle, the miasma begins to extend itself from Zanaffar's body. Pokota then plant a Flagoon's seed, so it can clean the area of miasma. Duclis attack again to try to end their life, but he couldn't go through. He then leaves, and the group decides to go in search for Rezo's Hellmaster's Jar to wake Taforashia.

Slayers: Evolution-R

After the battle with Zanaffar, the party are looking for information for the Rezo's jar, with little success. With no other option, decide to return to the ruins of Gioconda's castle looking for clues. After arriving at the castle they began to investigate and found a passage way in the ruin, they then heard singing. They soon find a living armor that laughs very familiar, she call herself Nama, although not sure that's her real name. She only remember that she was looking for a rare jar and then she wake up in an armor. Lina then demand answers from Nama, of the jar. But Nama refuse to, since Lina is being rude to her. Lina have a enough and challenge Nama to a duel, Nama agrees. Lina and Nama fight for awhile, until Lina manage stop Nama from moving and then she use Dragon Slave for over killing. But Nama manage to survive the attack and agree on helping the party.

After some misadventures with other living armors, Nama and fish people. Nama finally remember how to get to the ruins, where the Hellmaster's Jar is at. After exploring the ruin, the party finds a jar. But Xellos appears and explains that this jar is have Nama's soul in it. Then Zuuma appears and begin to attack the party. Nama find out Zuuma was an assassin, Nama then go berserk firing spells all over the place. She then summon a Dragon, but before the Dragon is fully summon, Xellos break Nama's jar. Returning her soul wherever her original body is. Xellos then revealed that Zuuma have Rezo's jar, Zuuma warns Lina that if she don't come to Vezendi or someone will die, and he disappears.

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Name: Zelgadis Greywords
Name: ゼルガディス・グレイワーズ
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Gender: Male
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1st manga book: Slayers: Super-Explosive Demon Story #2
1st anime episode: Slayers #2
1st anime movie: Slayers Premium
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