Goremand (Deathjester in the fan translation) is an antagonist in Sword of Mana and Trials of Mana.


Goremand's name is a portmanteau of "gore" and "gourmand," adding to his motif as a villain to eats the souls of his victims.

Sword of ManaEdit

Goremand is a Mavole in the employ of Dark Lord. He first appears in Devius's Manor, eating the soul of Dark Lord's brother Devius after Devius failed to kill the player character.

Duke and Elena encounter Goremand again alongside Isabella and Dark Lord on the roof of Dark Lord's mansion. Dark Lord fights the heroes, ordering his minions not to interfere.

Dark Lord loses and is mortally wounded. Goremand, now loyal to Julius, eats Dark Lord's soul and demands the Mana Pendant from Isabella. Isabella, who hates Goremand, refuses and tries to kill him. The outcome of the battle was not shown, and while it was later revealed that both of them had survived, Goremand successfully steals the pendant from Isabella and gave it to Julius.

Goremand later helps the heroes by giving them clues on how to enter the Ruined Passage after self-declaring that he is now on their side much to the player character's disbelief and disgust. He then takes his leave.

Trials of ManaEdit

The Goremand is the reason why Kevin and Carlie's adventure began in Trials of Mana; however, Kevin and Carlie's adventure began because of this person for two separate reasons. For Kevin, it was turning Karl the Wolf against him with dark magic, thus resulting in Karl's death. But, the Goremand tells Kevin that reviving Karl is indeed possible, thus telling him to go to Wendel to see the Priest of Light. This is what begins Kevin's adventure. For Carlie, after escaping from Wendel, she begins to go find Heath. Heath takes the Black Curse spell that the Goremand tried to cast at Carlie; when Heath is rendered unconscious, the Goremand steps in and kidnaps him, easily shoving Carlie aside. The Goremand knows dark magic and is the servant of the Masked Mage, the final boss of Kevin and Carlie's storyline. It was never detailed when he became the fallen mage's servant but he makes no secret as to why. The Goremand devours souls and is always hungry, the Masked Mage's plan to kill everyone and make a kingdom of death would mean Goremand would be able to devour the souls of the entire planet.

Goremand's job was to unleash the mana stones power in order to weaken the barrier to the mana sanctuary and break into it (so they could get the Mana Sword and unleash the Benevodons). Like his counterparts Crimson Wizard and Belladonna, he attempted to use a kingdom to accomplish that; in his case Ferolia. Unlike his counterparts, however, his success in this was somewhat mixed. It was clear from the start Ferolia's king Gauser had no trust in him and kept him at arms length. What developed was a relationship of them using each other for their own goals. Nevertheless, thanks to Ferolia he was able to gain access to the mana sanctuary. After kidnapping the fairy and gaining the mana sword. Goremand and Gauser parted ways, having no more use for each other.

Goremand is seen one last time at the entrance to the Mirage Palace in Pedda. He had been invisible and wanted to ambush Kevin/Charlotte's party, but the mirror they obtained revealed his illusion. He then battled them attempting to eat their souls, but was defeated and killed. However his voice was heard even after he was destroyed, saying they would meet again.

In combat, the Goremand is a very fearsome foe in the art of magic, particularly with the elements of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. Worse he has the ability to make two copies of himself that can attack while only he suffers damage (confusing the player into wasting attacks by attacking the clones).

Circle of ManaEdit

Rank Image Classes Quote
UR UR 0489 UR 0490 UR 0491 UR 0492 影の道化
SUR SUR 1197 SUR 1198 SUR 1199 SUR 1200 影の道化
SSUR SSUR 0137 SSUR 0138 SSUR 0139 SSUR 0140 影の道化
SSUR SSUR 0449 SSUR 0450 SSUR 0451 SSUR 0452 影の道化


Trials of Mana
Angela · Charlotte · Duran · Hawkeye · Kevin · Riesz
Belladonna · Crimson Wizard · Dark Majesty · Darkshine Knight · Dragon Lord · Goremand · Heath · Malocchio · Masked Mage
Non-Player Characters
Bon Voyage · Vuscav · Faerie · Flammie · Goddess of Mana · Priest of Light
Character Techniques
Double Attack · Pink Typhoon · Star Attack · Spiral Rod · Dancing Rod · 10 tons · Hot Shot
Bonkle · Jump · Dash · ChopChop · BoomBoom · Craaaazy · HugeHuge
Cross Slash · 3-Step Cut · Whirlwind Sword · Flashing Sword · Magic Circle · Vacuum Sword · Eruption Sword
Back Slash · Flying Swallow Toss · Silhouette Slice · Dance of Roses · Thousand Slice · Shadow Dive · Split-Image Slice
Ashura Dream Fist · Whirlwind Kick · Tornado Throw · Water-Moon Slice · Bastard Slam · Byakko Shock Wave · Stardust Bomb · Genbu 100 Kick · Blow Impact · Suzaku Sky Dance · Veritubach · Seiryuu Death Fist · Dead Crush
Whirlwind Lance · Vacuum Wave Spear · Flying Heaven Spear · Light Ball Spear · Shooting Star Spear · Dragon Fang Spear · Hundred Flower Dance
Altena · Astoria · Beiser · Corobokkle Forest · Deen · Dior · Dwarf Village · Elrand · Ferolia · Jadd · Laurent · Maia · Mintas · Nevarl · Palo · Pedda · Sultan · Valsena · Village of the Dark Priests · Wendel
Burning Sands · Cave of Darkness · Cascade Cavern · Celestial Peak · Chartmoon Tower · Cleft of the Earth · Gemstone Valley Daria · Dark Castle · Dragon's Hall · Duskmoon Forest · Dwarf Tunnels · Fiery Gorge · Frostbite Fields · Ghost Ship · Glass Desert · Golden Road · Gusthall · Heavensway · Jungle of Visions · Labyrinth of Ice · Lampbloom Woods · Mana Sanctuary · Mirage Palace · Molebear Moors · Oblivisle · Rabite Forest · Shimmering Ruins · Volcanic Island Beuca · Woods of Wandara
Mana Tree · Mana Sword · Benevodons
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