Bloodman (ブラッドマン Buraddoman) was an Etherious and a member of Emperor Spriggan's elite personal guard: the Spriggan 12. Feared as the "Grim Reaper" (死神 Shinigami) by his foes, he efficiently wields the Curses of the Nine Demon Gates and their king.
Bloodman is a very tall, extremely muscular demon with an overall macabre appearance; his chest is covered in a black and red demonic breastplate that wraps itself around his lower abdomen. Attached to his breastplate are extremely large, irregularly-shaped metallic pauldrons that connect and fade out into his extremely long cloak, which he uses to keep hooded his head, upon which he wears what appears to be a red oni mask with his eye area painted yellow all around extending to his chin to conceal his face. On his arms, Bloodman wears a fishnet, mesh-like material, which is partially concealed by his overly-large pauldrons and gloves; the gloves themselves are frayed, and bear a zigzag pattern below the fray, however, attached to the zigzag pattern are also irregularly-flowing designs that the resemble bone structure of the hand, as they travel down from the forearm of the glove and branch off at the knuckles and travel down to each fingertip. The aforementioned zigzag pattern also appears on the material that is exposed on the parts of his torso that Bloodman's breastplate does not cover, and around his waist he wears a belt. His lower body is concealed from view by a dark robe that reaches up to his feet. Just below the belt, it sports a pattern of circles that travels around his person. Overall, as described by members of Sabertooth that he killed, Bloodman very much resembles the grim reaper.
Bloodman, living up to his appearance, is a sinister, malevolent and cruel person, who shows no signs of regret at slaughtering people, shows no mercy against foes and silently kills anyone who gets in his way.
When he is attacked by an angry Gajeel, more of Bloodman's macabre personality comes to light, wherein he arrogantly tells Gajeel that to touch him is to touch death itself. However, by that token, Bloodman also appears to be quite battle-hungry, saying in his encounter with Gajeel, upon hearing that the man's lungs are made of iron and thus resistant to Magical Barrier Particles, that it had been some time since he had been able to enjoy a true fight. His fixation with death also became more apparent, as when Levy intervened, Bloodman promised them an inevitable death. Additionally, he is extremely persistent, as when he was dealt a mortal wound by Gajeel, Bloodman went out of his way to try and take Gajeel with him before he eventually died.
Alvarez Empire arc
In light of the upcoming war between Ishgar and the Alvarez Empire, and their subsequent fight to retrieve Fairy Heart, Bloodman receives an immediate summons to attend a meeting between Zeref, Emperor Spriggan, and the entirety of the Spriggan 12, but because of his immediate location within the extremely vast expanse of Alakitasia, he finds himself unable to attend.
Bloodman, however, does later mobilize with the other eleven members of the Spriggan 12 to attack Ishgar and seize Fairy Heart from Fairy Tail; he aligns himself with a fleet designed to attack Ishgar from the north, and does so alongside Irene Belserion and Larcade of the elite guard. When they ultimately arrive at their landing destination, Bloodman descends and deals with the combined assault from Sabertooth and Blue Pegasus by indiscriminately killing all enemies he finds. After being called to arm himself along with Larcade by Irene, he descends onto the battlefield, slaughtering more Mages, some who run in fear of not suffering humiliation again. Bloodman is then suddenly attacked by a livid Gajeel Redfox who informs the Shield of Spriggan that for reawakening his most terrible memory he will make him feel his wrath. Laughing, Bloodman tells the Iron Dragon Slayer he has just touched death itself.
Bloodman then escapes Gajeel's clutches and begins to taunt and attack the man, but is angrily knocked away by his foe. As they continue to clash, Bloodman becomes confused by Gajeel's resistance to his Magical Barrier Particle body, but upon learning that his lungs are made of iron, Bloodman expresses joy at finding a foe that can challenge him. However, as his body is made of the aforementioned particles, Bloodman is unfazed by Gajeel's subsequent strike and ravages him with a torrent of skulls that not only severely damages his foe, but also begins to take the lives of other fighters. However, when he begins chiding Gajeel, Levy enters the battle and dispels his skulls with Solid Script: Shine; her appearance forces Bloodman to abandon his restraint and promise them a covenant with death that he refuses to let the two Fairy Tail Mages break.
Bloodman immediately takes the opportunity to explain his powers, the First and Second Seals, before assuming a new form and mentioning the Third Seal, from which he states they have no hope of escaping from alive. When Gajeel points out Bloodman's poor Magic Power, Bloodman reveals that he manipulates Curse Power and, subsequently, the powers of the prominent members of Tartaros. Bloodman then goes on to assault Gajeel with various Curses and Silver's Ice Devil Slayer Magic, but when these attempts do not work to his liking, he unleashes the Third Seal and its true power: Over Skelter; to his surprise, Gajeel and Levy escape from the life-stealing move. He is then subject to Gajeel's rage when Levy succumbs to the poison of the Magical Barrier Particles, but as Gajeel's attacks cannot harm his body, Bloodman pierces him with the Thorn Curse and stands resistant to Gajeel's assault. However, Bloodman then bears witness to Gajeel devour the Magical Barrier Particles, digest the poison and enter Dragon Force, which leaves him greatly astonished, especially when Gajeel becomes able to strike his body. Spitting slurs against Gajeel, Bloodman is then dealt a grievous wound, causing his body to dissipate, but before he can die, Bloodman turns what remains of his body into a vortex Magical Barrier Particles and ensnares Gajeel in an attempt to take Gajeel with him into the afterlife. After telling Gajeel that his body is the portal to the afterlife, and that he will not return from it, Bloodman finally succumbs to his injuries and dies.
Later, a Historia of Bloodman is created (alongside ones of Wall Eehto and God Serena) by Neinhart so as to reunite the Spriggan 12 to serve at the emperor's side in the battle against Fairy Tail; Bloodman wonders whether he has been resurrected, but Neinhart corrects him and tells the three Spriggan 12 Historias that if they want to remain "alive" they need to protect him. Then, Bloodman stands alongside his emperor and the other Spriggan 12 members, awaiting Fairy Tail's next move. Bloodman then mobilizes alongside Wall as his other fellow Spriggan 12 members make their moves, but his advance is halted by the arrival of Rogue, who attacks him in shadow form. Minerva also appears, but an intrigued Bloodman opts to fight Rogue directly and, before long, engages him blow-for-blow in his Third Seal. Before long, Bloodman overpowers Rogue and derides him for his weakness. Shortly thereafter, however, Bloodman falls against him in battle and disappears.
Magic, Curses and Abilities
First Seal (第一の印 Dai-ichi no In): Bloodman's body is completely made up of Magical Barrier Particles, allowing him to deform, shape and move his body however he desires, and makes him near completely immune to all forms of both physical and magical damage. However, it should be noted that, very similarly to Shadow Drive, if Bloodman himself physically attacks a target, he must remain tangible, therefore leaving him susceptible to physical counterattack. Upon the seal's release, just being near Bloodman incites death, as the copious amount of poisonous particles overwhelms and kills those who inhale them within mere moments, save for those with special lungs.
Second Seal (第二の印 Dai-ni no In): After releasing the First Seal, Bloodman becomes able to release the second, which summons a sea of skulls that steals the lives of those either caught in it, or those near it. The Second Seal can be dispelled with holy-element Magic.
Third Seal (第三の印 Dai-san no In): A seal that can be willingly released upon completely changing his body's shape (taking on a form similar to an Etherious Form) and shrouding himself in poisonous Magical Barrier Particles, Bloodman describes it as the seal that brings the very Grim Reaper's judgment upon his foes' lives. Its release takes the form of a shining white dot being opened in the center of Bloodman's forehead.
- Over Skelter (オーバー スケルター Ōbā Sukerutā): After releasing his Third Seal, Bloodman creates a vortex of skulls mounted atop tendrils of energy that actively seek out life and attempt to steal it. From Bloodman's reaction regarding Gajeel and Levy's escape from Over Skelter, doing so should normally be very difficult, if not outright impossible.
- Exploding Spiral (爆螺旋 Bakurasen): With a simple wave of his hand, Bloodman creates a large, spiraling explosion that engulfs his targets.
- Onimaru (鬼丸 Onimaru): By swinging his arm sideways, Bloodman sends a large, intense, cross-shaped shockwave at his opponent; said shockwave is strong enough to crack Gajeel's iron skin.
- Ice Devil's Rage (氷魔の激昂 Hyōma no Gekikō): Bloodman first inhales and then releases a breath of powerful ice to attack his foes.
- Thorns (荊 Ibara): By creating long thorns, Bloodman can pierce his target by waving his fingers in their direction.
Hand-to-Hand Combat: Bloodman has some expertise in close combat, from grappling an enemy's neck to matching blow for blow against a Shadow Dragon Slayer in Rogue; able to powerfully punch the same foe to keep him off-balance.
Immense Curse Power: Despite not possessing Magic Power comparable to the rest of the Spriggan 12, Bloodman instead boasts in incredible amount of Curse Power; his Curse Power is stated to be on par with God Serena's Magic Power, as well as it being stated to be roughly equal to that of fellow Shield of Spriggan Brandish μ's own, someone renowned for toppling entire nations single-handedly, and whose Magic Power exceeds Makarov Dreyar's.
- (To Gajeel Redfox:) "Heh heh heh... He who dares touches death will soon regret it!!"
- (To Gajeel Redfox and Levy McGarden): "To stand before me means you have made a compact with death!! Your wish to break that compact will not be granted!! I swear on it in the name of the god of death!!"
- (To Gajeel Redfox and Levy McGarden): "And with the Third Seal, the Reaper brings hell's judgement upon thine lives. Beyond three, there is no hope of return to the living realm thou value so much."
Battles & Events
|Imperial Family||Ajeel Ramal|
|Spriggan 12||Ajeel Ramal • August • Bloodman • Brandish μ • Dimaria Yesta • God Serena • Invel Yura • Irene Belserion • Jacob Lessio • Larcade Dragneel • Neinhart • Wall Eehto|
|Brandish Squad||Brandish μ • Marin Hollow|
|Wall Squad||Wall Eehto|
|Ajeel Squad||Ajeel Ramal • Bakel • Kareem|
|Dimaria Squad||Dimaria Yesta|
|Neinhart Squad||Four Heraldry Knights • Neinhart|
|Irene Squad||Heine Lunasea • Irene Belserion • Juliet Sun|
|Deceased||August • Bloodman • God Serena • Irene Belserion • Larcade Dragneel • Wall Eehto • Zeref Dragneel|
|Etherious||E.N.D. • Seilah|
|Galuna Island||Bobo • Lulu • Moka|
|Unknown||Halphas • Sitri|
|Deceased||Bloodman • Deliora • Doriate • Ezel • Franmalth • Jackal • Keyes • Kyôka • Lamy • Larcade Dragneel • Lullaby • Mard Geer Tartaros • Plutogrim • Tempester • Torafuzar • Yakdoriga|
|Demonification Reverted||Neo Minerva|
|Former Devil Slayers|
|Deceased||Bloodman • Silver Fullbuster|
|Zeref's Spells||Bloodman • Deliora • E.N.D. • Ezel • Franmalth • Jackal • Keyes • Kyôka • Lamy • Larcade Dragneel • Lullaby • Mard Geer Tartaros • Nemesis • Seilah • Tempester • Torafuzar • Yakdoriga|