Scheherazade (シェヘラザード, Sheherazādo) is one of the four Magi in the current era. She has lived for over 200 years supporting the Reim Empire as a Great Priestess. Her consciousness is contained in a cloned body of the original Scheherazade.
Despite being over 200 years old, Scheherazade has the appearance of a young female. She has big, bright, green eyes that are usually closed and only open when she wants to put emphasis on something or when things go wrong. She has long, blonde, wavy hair that reaches down to her ankles with a laurel wreath of grapes and vines around her head. Her attire consists of a long white robe, loose short sleeves and a red ribbon under her bust. Scheherazade has a Wand that appears similar to a trident, it is longer than her body height and is in the shape of a crescent moon pointing upwards, a spherical red gem center, and a pointed tip.
Scheherazade is a kind woman who cares about the people of the Reim Empire. She seems to be a pacifist, since she doesn't like gladiator fights. She is nice towards her fellow people of Reim and tries to make them smile, as shown when she pats Mu on his head and saying that she prefers him smiling. However, in the war against Magnostadt she is shown to have a more brutal and wicked side to her. She explains that she averted the eyes from the rest of the world, and from the suffering of slaves and gladiators, and persuaded herself that such things are inevitable, even though she knows that it's not correct.
She has a maternal side, as she sees her clones, like Titus, and Reim, her country, as her own children.
For the past 200 years, Scheherazade has supported several generations of the Reim Empire's royalty and generals as the Great Priestess. Her first King Candidate was a Reim general whom she was close to. At some point, in order to cope with her failing body, Scheherazade started making clones from pieces of herself and transferred her consciousness into them. While this practice extended her life, the clone bodies were unable to wield the same powers she had as a magi, and thus she became weaker and unable to use her power at full.
Scheherazade is watching Alibaba Saluja's fight at the Reim Empire Colosseum. Mu Alexius is also there and asks Scheherazade what brought her to this place, since she doesn't like gladiator fighting. She says that Alibaba has an air around him that has piqued her interest. Mu explains to her that Magnostadt is interfering with her peace of the Reim Empire. She apologizes for making Mu worry, but Mu asks her to make him her sword that would fight the abnormalities of this world to protect the country and the people she loves. She pats him on the head, telling that she prefers him if he smiles. Then, Scheherazade declares that she will protect the Reim Empire and feels that in the Kou Empire, there is is another great abnormality.
Scheherazade talks with her subordinate, Titus Alexius, whom she dispatched into the Magnostadt Academy to investigate the anomalies, thanks to a Magic Tool he has on his arms, the Eye of the Rukh. They talk about Aladdin, and she tells him to calm himself and that he must carry out his duty to protect the Reim Empire. The next day, Titus tells her what he saw in the city. She tells him that he can't get distracted by little things and must accomplish his mission soon.
Days later, when she senses a disturbance with Titus' Rukh, she takes control of his body. She greets Matal Mogamett and introduces herself to him. Scheherazade asks him to have Magnostadt join Reim Empire, since no matter how he look at it, in the future his country will only have two options: to surrender to Reim Empire or to become a vassal state of the Kou Empire and be involved in the war against both countries. She also asks him to return Titus to Reim, but he refuses both. Scheherazade tells Mogamett that Titus is exactly the same being as herself, and asks him if he understand what he is doing. Mogamett says he will not give Titus back to her. Even if he will make the Reim Empire into his enemy. She is then forced out of Titus body and tells Mogamett that she will remember it.
The next day, she is talking with her King Candidates, Nerva Julius Caluades and Ignatius Alexius. When Mu arrives along with the Fanalis Corps, she says she is counting on him most of all, and that they need do get Titus back before anything.
When the Reim Army reaches Magnostadt, she is with Nerva and Ignatius in the Reim Empire Capital, Remano. She then uses magic to tell Magnostadt that Mogamett has kidnapped a son of the Alexius Family and smuggled Magical Items into the Reim Empire territory. She calls for them to surrender and when they refuse, she orders the Army to attack. When the Army reaches the barrier around Magnostadt, she tells them to use their spears to break through. When the soldiers face the Guardian Deities of Magnostadt and wonder if they can make the stronghold fall, she smiles and says that it will fall.
Scheherazade hears Magnostadt's people's cries of Lord Magician and remembers their beliefs about magician superiority and for that, proclaims her hate of Mogamett. She tells Ignatius and Nerva that there's no need for their metal vessels and requests them to believe in the strength of the people of Reim. When balloons of Reim appears in the sky and throw barrels of gun-powder that damages the Borg of Magnostadt, she says that the gun-powder is not the result of her magic but are the creation of the Reim's people. She says to Mogamett that people can live by themselves and that the Reim Empire is the sum of individualities who believe in themselves, the assembly of people who incessantly improve themselves. After that speech she adds that she pities the people of Mogamett's country because they only depends on the magicians and they don't have any self-confidence.
Scheherazade seems surprised and concerned when the Magnostadt's weapon appears and watches horrified as an attack from the weapon eliminates the Reim's soldiers. When Muron Alexius throws some rocks in order to stop the attack, she says that their turn is only after all the barriers would be broken, although she seems calmer when the Fanalis Corps appears.
After Alibaba interrupts the fight between Aladdin and Mu and after the other Fanalis are out of Magoi, she comes to the battlefield herself and orders her subordinates to retreat even though everyone around her is surprised that she isn't in Reim. When Mu asks why, she replies that Aladdin probably gazes at the same scene as Yunan. She then approaches Aladdin, Alibaba, and Titus and asks them for a talk. They board a small ship and sail to a neutral territory but Scheherazade doesn't take anyone with her for protection. During that time, she watches as Alibaba and Aladdin talk with a happy smile, making even Titus wonder about this. After that, Alibaba tells Aladdin that he decided not to meet Scheherazade in the Reim Empire earlier because she would find out he was a Metal Vessel user, like Judar in Balbadd. However, she explains she wouldn't notice it anyway. She explains she is one of real Scheherazade's clones, even though she has the consciousness of Magi Scheherazade. Her first body was too old, being the age of 268, so it's currently resting in Reim in place where no one can find it. After surprising Aladdin and Alibaba with about the fact she was really an old lady, she asks Aladdin what Mogamett is hiding and what he wants to do with Magnostadt.
Scheherazade listens to Aladdin's explanation about Al-Thamen's wish and what happened to Alma Toran. He says that Alma Toran was a world where a war exploded. Before everything perished in that world, a powerful magician and the king of that world, Solomon, created a new world, the one where Aladdin and the others now live, and guided the survivors of Alma Toran to that new world. Aladdin told Scheherazade and the others that Al-Tharmen disapproved of that migration and their desire to erase the new world with the "Dark Spot," the incarnation of evil. When Alibaba tells Aladdin that he doesn't need to bear the responsibility alone, Scheherazade smiles happily. After their conversation, she takes Titus apart and says that he can go with his friends. She explains that Alibaba reminds her a lot of her first King Candidate; he wasn't particularly strong and was unreliable, but he was kind to everyone and he was as bright as the sun. She says that she decided to live after her friends' death because she began to consider Reim as her son and she averted her eyes from the rest of the world. She apologizes to Titus and then tells him that Scheherazade's real body is at the limit and that her clones are going to die soon, maybe in one month, maybe in a few hours. She turns to Aladdin and Alibaba and tells them that she's going to order Reim's troops to retreat and declare that the war has ended. Almost immediately afterwards, a messenger comes and announces the Kou Empire's arrival.
Scheherazade tells Aladdin and Alibaba that Titus has only a few days to live and she wants to spend their last moments in peace, together with the girl called Marga.
- This is said to be the proof of a Magician. It is a defensive ability. It blocks out attacks with evil intentions. It also blocks out all physical attacks and magical attacks to some degree. It's strength, however, depends on the person.
Scheherazade has a tall metal Wand that appears similar to a trident, it is longer than her body height and is in the shape of a crescent moon pointing upwards, a spherical red gem center, and a pointed tip. She uses this to gather Magoi and attack with the gathered magic.
She has shown to be able to employ this magic without the aid of magic tools to communicate with Titus though his Eye of the Rukh.
Scheherazade's able to create clones from herself, which have their own personalities and can use magic. She's connected to them, and she can also controls them from her body for a lapse of time, and she notices if something's happening to her clones. This might be a variant of Life Magic, but hasn't been confirmed.
Titus is a subordinate to Scheherazade. He is her clone and in extension her herself and thus they share the same Magoi and she is able to take over his body for a short amount of time. She considers him as her son, and she really cares about him, even though she can't extend his lifespan.
Mu is one of Scheherazade's King Candidate. It has been showed that Mu is very loyal to her, and she trusts him enough to leave to him the conquest of Magnostadt.
Her 1st King CandidateEdit
Scheherazade seems that she had a close relationship with her first King Candidate, 200 years ago, similar to Alibaba and Aladdin's bond. She said that he wasn't particulary strong, and unreliable, but he was cheerful, kind to everyone, and as bright as the sun. They lived many adventures together, and made many companions.
- Her character is based off Scheherazade from the One Thousand and One Nights, as the narrator of the tales, and as Dunya's sister.
- The fact that she has been able to put off death may be a reference to her character in above-mentioned One Thousand and One Nights, in which she tells stories to save her from being executed.
- Scheherazade is the only Magi to not have one long braid.
- Though Scheherazade's eyes are depicted as blue on the cover of Night 150, the color changes on the cover of Volume 15.
- Scheherazade usually speaks very slowly. As exceptions, only when she's angered or when she's commanding troops.