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Shem-Ha Mephorash
Shem-HaAv
Kanjiシェム・ハ・メフォラス

RomajiShemu Ha Meforasu
Character Information
GenderFemale
StatusAlive (possessing Miku's body)
Hair ColorWhite
RelicVambrace of Shem-Ha
Shénshòujìng
Debut
AnimeXV Episode 1
Voice Actors
JapaneseNoriko Hidaka
Yuka Iguchi (in Miku's body)


Shem-Ha Mephorash (シェム・ハ・メフォラス Shemu Ha Meforasu?), more commonly known as Shem-Ha (シェム・ハ Shemu Ha?), is a Custodian, and the self-proclaimed God of Earth.

The main antagonist of Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV, she is awakened from her slumber by Fudo Kazanari and Noble Red, and reborn into the body of Miku Kohinata.

Etymology

The name “Shem-Ha Mephorash” is taken from “Shem HaMephorash”, a Hebrew term describing a hidden name of God in Kabbalah.

Appearance

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Shem-Ha in Miku's body

While in Miku's body, Shem-Ha wears her hair down, without a ribbon like Miku does, and her eyes become purple with glowing red rings on the inner edge of the iris.

Shem-Ha wears a fitting black-and-purple dress, with a white long cravat-like accessory on her chest. She has the converter pendant for Shénshòujìng around her neck and wears her vambrace on her right arm.

Abilities

Shem-Ha Silver Beam

Shem-Ha's silver beam

Shem-Ha describes herself as "words themselves".[1] She has the ability to use "Outer Physics", an alchemy-like ability that she has used to fire energy beams and forcefully rewrite molecular structures and transmute matter in silver.

She has displayed the ability to kill, revive, and change the physical makeup of people. In the case of Noble Red, Shem-Ha made them "complete monsters", removing their need to rely on Panacea Formula to live and use their abilities. After this she was able to instantly enhance Noble Reds teleport gems, giving them a golden shine and the ability to teleport the user from Earth to the Moon. By using her vambrace, Shem-Ha is able to turn anything it hits into silver.

History

After her death in prehistoric times, Shem-Ha's body and vambrace was sealed in a coffin deep under Lake Vostok in Antartica. The coffin was a facility equipped with high defensive capabilities that drove off anyone who would approach it; from this fact, it is speculated that the revival of Shem-Ha is something that should have been prevented.[2]

Synopsis

Symphogear XV

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The mummified corpse of Shem-Ha

Originally found buried in Lake Vostok, and guarded by a weaponized robotic coffin, the mummified corpse of Shem-Ha was recovered by S.O.N.G.. It was taken by the Americans to the Los Alamos National Laboratory for examination, however, the corpse was accidentally destroyed during scanning and the vambrace on it's right arm was all that remained.[3]

Under orders from Fudo Kazanari, it was stolen by Vanessa Diodati, and taken to the Château de Tiffauges for Fudo's plan manifesting Divine Power. Using Miku Kohinata as vessel it was planned for her to absorb to Divine Power generated by the vambrace, but instead the power absorbed Miku and revived the ancient Shem-Ha in her body. This was only able to happen because Miku had been previously purged of the original sin by the light of the Shénshòujìng.

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Shem-Ha with the newly revived Noble Red

Shem-Ha had been fitted with the Faust Robe of Shénshòujìng, created by Vanessa Diodati, as a means for Fudo Kazanari to control her power.[4] However, Noble Red deactivated the robe's direct feedback system, allowing Shem-Ha to move uninhibited. Though Shem-Ha immediately killed them upon awakening, she nonetheless revived Noble Red and changed their bodies into perfect monster forms, then enlisted them into fulfilling her plans, informing them of her plan to return the world to the way it was 5000 years ago.

During a battle with Maria, she displays interest in her Airgetlám, asking Maria if she's a descendant of Enki. As Maria retreats, Shem-Ha summons Yggdrasil and explains her confusion at humanity attempting to flee when the Yggdrasil system towers over the Earth.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Shem-Ha shares some similarities with Finé:
    • Both possess the bodies of supporting casts, with identical systems of reviving their consciousness from where it is sealed in their genes (though Finé can only possess her descendants, while Shem-Ha can possess anyone purged of the original sin).
    • Both disapprove of the Curse of Balal.
    • Her licking Miku's ear in XV Episode 11 appears to be a callback to Finé (as Ryoko) biting Hibiki's ear in S1 Episode 3.

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