SouthValley (サウスバレイ Sausubarei ) is a Native-American Flame Haze who, with the other three, are known as the Four Gods of Earth. He has the title "Evoker of Demon Horde" (群魔の召し手 Gunma no Meshite ) and along with Tezcatlipoca, his contracted Crimson Lord, is widely feared by many Denizens. His nickname is "The Man Who Guides the Dead" (死者の道を指す男 Shisha no Michi o Sasu Otoko ).
Appearance[edit | edit source]
SouthValley is a short, youthful looking man of a tanned complexion who usually has his eyes shut. He has straight brown hair that comes down to his shoulders and parts it at the front to expose his forehead. He wears a grey suit over a white shirt and brown tie. His fedora compliments his suit. SouthValley wears a poncho which has a purple, cream and brown colored pattern over his suit. He seems to have lost his left foot before his contract with Tezcatlipoca, and is now using a crudely made wooden prosthesis. Tied to the bottom of his suit jacket is a pointed stone medal named Teotl, which is Tezcatlipoca's Divine Vessel.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Of all the Four Gods of Earth, he is the only one that seems to really look down on humans, calling them "commoners", implying he was once royalty. He is also notably more vicious than his compatriots, reveling in the carnage and fear created by his walking dead as shown in the final battle in Misaki City. He is also compassionate, wanting to avenge CenterHill's death and eradicate evil.
Despite his smiling face, his voice is notably very vicious and cruel, all while retaining his smile.
Background[edit | edit source]
When he was human, SouthValley was once a prince who cut off his chained leg in order to escape.
In the 19th century, the Four Gods and their comrades had plotted to destroy the government of the United States to liberate their fellow natives who had suffered from the invasion of white people. Many Flame Haze stood up to stop the plot, leading to the Civil War where the two groups of Flame Haze fought, but this would cost dearly as the balance of the world had collapsed and the Denizens were wreaking havoc as they pleased. The Four Gods had no choice but to abandon the plan, along with the passion to protect the world that expanded by sacrificing their fellow people and the great earth. With a suggestion from a Tuner, they each became the keeper of the four Outlaws in four major cities of North and South America. Now, SouthValley runs one of the Outlaw branches in the United States.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Misaki City Final Battle Arc[edit | edit source]
SouthValley, along with WestShore, flies to the Hong Kong International Airport to meet up with Shana and Chiara. As they get off their flight, SouthValley shoves away a group of people that WestShore had gathered and the two greet Shana and Chiara. He introduces himself to Shana, who he had met for the first time. Later SouthValley, WestShore, Shana and Chiara meet up with Margery, Wilhelmina, Khamsin and Seere at EastEdge's New York Outlaw post. Shana tells them all that she will attack Bal Masqué's headquarters. The three members of the Four Gods of Earth explain that they will decide to help if what the God of Creation is doing is wrong and will stop the Denizens from causing a great catastrophe. SouthValley then asks Shana tells them CenterHill's message. She does, the message being that the decision to fight isn't wrong, making up the Four Gods' minds to go with her.
SouthValley and the other Flame Haze attend a meeting headed by Alastor and Shana, where Alastor concludes that he will condemn Bal Masqué for their sins. Later, SouthValley arrives in Misaki City, being chaired by his Dead army as they march through the city, before being halted by Haborym. SouthValley tells him that he has heard of Haborym from Shana, calling him the "Leader of Evil". He asks Haborym if he killed CenterHill, and he responds that that victory was because of his Commander and General. SouthValley then states that he will kill repeatedly until he faces the one responsible for CenterHill's death.
A large group of Denizens approach SouthValley, calling him a "God of Death (死神 Shinigami ) before attacking him. SouthValley's Dead army easily defeats the group and SouthValley and Tezcatlipoca watch them being devoured with delight.
After Shana uses her Chorde rings on the World Egg, she uses Shinpan to explain to the Snake of the Festival and to the Flame Haze, including SouthValley, their new law for Xanadu; humans can't be eaten by Denizens. Later, SouthValley faces off with Haborym, when he is asked by the latter why he is still marching when Shana has completed the Flame Haze objective by altering Xanadu. He explains that he will keep killing to eradicate the feeling of devouring humans. Haborym refers to SouthValley as a pawn, causing him to start to give him a message.
SouthValley, along with everyone else in the area, senses Rofocale performing Shōhi Ginsei and listens to Shaher, the God of Guidance, talking about the Heir to Both Worlds. Later, SouthValley joins the rest of the Flame Haze around the dying Khamsin after the majority of Bal Masqué journeys to Xanadu. They watch as he passes away.
SouthValley and the other Flame Haze watch as Kazumi passes the newly-born Justus to Wilhelmina. After Seere and Chiara arrive, Rebecca Reed meets up with the group on board the Tendōkyū. EastEdge states that he, SouthValley and WestShore will lead the one-thousand, two-hundred and twenty-five Flame Haze on Tendōkyū to Xanadu. SouthValley then flies into the path that leads to Xanadu and is converted into light.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]
Unrestricted Spells[edit | edit source]
Pachacuti (パチャクチ Pachakuchi ): SouthValley's power is to summon an army of golden-masked clay soldiers which he calls The Dead (亡者 Mōja ). The dead army will attack Denizens and devour them by sucking them into their mouths, thus allowing them to multiply themselves. What is left of the eaten Denizens' Power of Existence will automatically turn into soil and gold which forms the Dead, changing the power into a stable state.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- (To the group of people that WestShore had gathered): "Enough, fellow travelers. This is where we part. Go! Go!"
- (To his Dead army): "Eat more! Eat more and multiply! Keep it up, my cute Dead."
- (To Haborym about the death of CenterHill): "If I kill and kill and kill and kill and eradicate all evil, I'll eventually run into the one responsible. There has to be some fun in this war!"
- (To Tezcatlipoca): "How interesting to fight enemies who do not fear my Dead."
- (To Haborym about why he is still marching): "I could slay thousands... tens of thousands... hundreds of thousands... or even a million, the desire to go to the new world will never dwindle. So we will kill as many beasts who know the taste of humans... any pests that know the feel of it. We'll eradicate the experience of feasting upon humans as much as possible! For the good of the soon-to-be newborn world!"
- (About the Four Gods of Earth deciding to lead the Flame Haze to Xanadu): "I suppose we have to work for the amount of boasting we do."
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Shakugan no Shana Final Episode 18, SouthValley throws his hat away, but he is next seen in Shakugan no Shana Final Episode 20 and thereafter still wearing it.
- His Power of Unrestraint, Pachakuti, means "He who shakes the earth" in Quechua language
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- RGB code sourced from 象牙色 on colordic
References[edit | edit source]
- Shakugan no Shana Final Episode 17
- Shakugan no Shana Final Episode 18
- Shakugan no Shana Final Episode 20
- Shakugan no Shana Final Episode 21
- Shakugan no Shana Final Episode 22
- Shakugan no Shana Final Episode 23
- Shakugan no Shana Final Episode 24
- Wikipedia article about Pachacuti
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|The Four Gods of Earth|
|Members||CenterHill • EastEdge • SouthValley • WestShore|
|Crimson Lords||Tlaloc • Quetzalcóatl • Tezcatlipoca • Chalciuhtlicue|
|Conflicts||Civil War • Second Great War|
|Related Articles||Outlaw • Norman Purcell • NorthAir|
|Directors||CenterHill • EastEdge • Ernest Flieder • Nam • Pietro Monteverdi • SouthValley • WestShore|
|Operatives||Baudo • Dan Rogers • Dong Ming • Fan Xun • Ferde • George • Holmès • Irving • Ji Chong • Keisaku Satō • Khamsin Nbh'w • Liu Yang • Paula Klecki • Wilhelmina Carmel • Xiang Xin • Yurii Chvojka • Yu Xuan|
|Crimson Lords||Bai Ze • Behemoth • Bridle of Wilderness • Brigid • Calliope • Ceridwen • Chalciuhtlicue • Di Hong • Dziewona • Fay • Fifinella • Halphas • Lug • Qiong Qi • Quetzalcóatl • Sentia • Tezcatlipoca • Tiamat • Tlaloc • Valac • Xiang Liu • Zagan|
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