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Jedah Dohma first appeared in Darkstalkers 3 along with other newcomers, Lilith, Q-Bee and B.B.Hood who has similarities with the Grim Reaper. Initially he was designed to be Belial Jr., but this concept was changed during the development of the game. Jedah also appeared in Capcom Fighting Evolution and Cross Edge.
Though he is over 6000 years old, he is the youngest out of the three High nobles of Makai.
He was always concerned about the future of Makai. He believed that if Makai was left to rule by Belial, the master of the Aensland family and the true ruler of Makai, then it would fall into chaos. Belial would most likely say that is destiny and life. To Jedah, Belial was a being who should not exist. He looked for an opportunity to destroy Belial and waited for the right time to strike.
After the fall of Garunan, the master of the Bosital family and the oldest of the three high nobles, Jedah had a young confidant named Ozomu. Simply put, he was a gourmet. The reason he came under Jedah was to be able to collect souls. As a noble, his skills were second class, but his ability to deceive others was first class, as he was genius in using others. Ozomu advised Jedah about using the gate of Makai. Jedah, being confident in his ability to absorb souls, agreed to this, telling Ozomu to break part of the seal to open the gate wider.
When Ozomu arrived at the gate, he realized that enormous powers lied within it. He realized that even Jedah would destroy himself if he absorbed all this power at once, and saw this as his chance to take over the throne. He lied to Jedah and told him that he must destroy all the seals because little power was coming out. After destroying the seals, he ran off to the far reaches of Makai. The destruction of Jedah meant his rise in power and the success of his plot. Though Jedah's absorbing powers were greater than Ozomu predicted, he was still destroyed due to the sheer amount of power seeping through.
Ozomu gathered the remaining power and stored it in Dohma Castle, becoming the new master of the Dohma family: Emperor Ozomu.
After a century long sleep, Jedah was revived in Makai. He felt concern towards the realm Makai, with nobles fighting each other. Instead of anger, he felt pity towards the traitorous Ozomu. Jedah had already made up his mind: his complete revival and the cleansing of all souls. For this, a new stage was necessary. A new realm, the Majigen.
Jedah arrived at Dohma Castle and extended his hand to Ozomu. Although his powers were not yet completely restored, he had enough to remove Ozomu. Ozomu had become a spineless gourmet, and he was full of fear by Jedah's return. Jedah quietly whispered, "Ozomu... I am sorry, but please lend me your powers. Your soul would become the foundation of Majigen and will help the future of Makai."
Dohma Castle was taken into a dark space along with Ozomu. This was the beginning of Ozomu's salvation. Jedah believed that he was the one that needed to recreate life by fusing all souls into one life form: the Shintai. To do this, he summoned all those with worthy souls to enter his new realm.
Jedah is a very relaxed, collected and intelligent supernatural being. He has a degree of arrogance in his skills when it comes to a human, but as a whole, he is focused in achieving his goal of controlling Makai from a destiny seen by the former king of Makai. It is rare to see Jedah display negative emotion, except during short fits of rage when his plans are being interfered with, but even these are quickly subdued by his calm demeanor. Jedah is fairly laid back and easygoing with other supernatural beings who surve him.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Being an S-Class Darkstalker, Jedah is one of the most dangerous supernatural beings in the Darkstalkers series.
His liquid body allows him to change into any shape he wants to such as a human with blonde hair shown through Demitri Maximoff's "Midnight Bliss" and a bird through Anakaris' "Pharaoh's Curse". He also has the power to absorb souls from humans which in turn increases his own strength and is presumed to communicate with supernatural beings from other realms.
The blood inside his body is dangerous in as it can harm humans and even some supernatural beings. Jedah's usage of his blood is very versatile as he can turn torrents of blood into jagged blades and, more notably, into his trademark attack consisting turning his blood into a rotating buzz saw. In addition, he can pump his enemies full of blood until their cells are destroyed from the inside and summon large demonic hands to ensnare and attack his enemies. He can even fight with his blade against his foes and can mutilate any of his body parts without suffering any ill-effects, as he has a healing factor that allows him regenerate missing limbs instantaneously. He is fond of contorting his wings for flying and can turn them into weapons, such as forming them into spinning blades, scythes or use them as shields. He doesn't really use punches or kicks, instead relying on his wings and claws. He can use his blood to split his limbs extend his range, extending his claws towards his foes to pierce them.
He has the power to phase through other realms and he can sense the energies of humans and supernatural beings on a great scale.
Jedah's magic is much more weaker if he is in the human world and not in the realm of Makai, he is only capable of coming out at night as he cannot come out at daylight.
About the ShinigamiEdit
In Asian myths, A Shinigami is a supernatural entity that guides souls to the realm of the sky or the underworld. They are commonly synonymous with the grim reaper, and is considered as similar beings.
Jedah's abilities and his interests in souls and the ability to travel to other realms is similar to that of a Shinigami, and is the Darkstalkers' interpretation of such mythical creatures of lore.
In other video gamesEdit
- Capcom Fighting Evolution
- Cross Edge
- SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash
- SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters 2
- SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS
- Project X Zone
Cameos in other video gamesEdit
- In Pocket Fighter, Jedah appears on Demitri's Moving Castle stage in his Midnight Bliss form.
- In Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Jedah makes a cameo in Hsien-Ko's ending.
- During development, early sketches of Jedah called him Belial Jr. This was of course changed and Jedah was, in a sense, an enemy of Belial who adopted Morrigan.
- During Demitri's Midnight Bliss, Jedah is transformed into a woman with long blonde hair.
- During Anakaris' Pharaoh's Curse, Jedah transforms into a raven carrying a scythe.
- Close inspection of Jedah's sprites reveal that his wings are not actually attached to his body, but instead hover behind. This is apparent especially when he is flying or hovering.
- Jedah's voice actor in the Darkstalkers series is Isshin Chiba, who also voices Jin Kazama in Namco's Tekken series. Chiba had previously voiced Victor von Gerdenheim and Le Malta in the Vampire Hunter drama CDs.
- In the English version of Cross Edge, Jedah is voiced by Travis Willingham, who is also the current voice of Guile in the Street Fighter series.
- Jedah's outfit is based off a Japanese school boy uniform, despite being inspired by the Shinigami. When holding the iconic scythe, he draws inspiration from the western concepts of the grim reaper.
- All of Jedah's attacks are named in Italian.
- Unlike most characters, Jedah's special confrontation in Darkstalkers 3 is against himself.
- Jedah's boss battle is against Demitri Maximoff in Darkstalkers 3. During Demitri's dialogue, he mentions how ugly the fetus is.
- The Fetus is also featured in Project X Zone.
- Jedah's appearance is influenced by Akira Fudo's demon form design from Go Nagai's Devilman.
- Jedah's personality and traits are very similer to Aizan from the Bleach series.
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