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The Mikado
Mikado
The Mikado
Information
Gender Male
Occupation Emperor of New Yogo
Location New Yogo Empire
Appears
Novel Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Voice Actors
Japanese Atsushi Ono
English Chris Kent

The Mikado (帝) is the ruler of the New Yogo Empire and the father of Chagum and Sagum. According to legend, he is the descendant of the hero who saved the ancient people from a water demon and founded the New Yogo Empire.

OverviewEdit

Depicted as a serious and suspicious man, the Mikado does not hesitate to order the assassination of his son, Second Prince Chagum when it appears that the young prince is possessed by a demon who will bring about a terrible drought. However, the Mikado privately cares for his family and has only ordered Chagum's death out of responsibility to the people and empire that he rules. With Chagum's supposed death, he requests that his son be honoured as a hero in death rather than a pariah. It is known that the Mikado has three wives; the First and Second Queens are the mothers of Sagum and Chagum respectively, while the Third Queen is the mother of the Mikado's daughters[1].

When Shuga's investigations suggest that Chagum is alive and not possessed by a water demon, the Mikado expresses a willingness for Chagum to be returned to the palace, especially when Sagum dies and Chagum becomes the heir to the throne. After Chagum returns to New Yogo, the Mikado declares that Chagum is to be accepted as a hero who defeated the water demon that his ancestor had defeated, to allow the public to accept Chagum's return and to prevent dissent from the possibility of learning the truth behind the founding of New Yogo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, Scholastic translation

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