Jedah Dohma first appeared in Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers 3 along with other newcomers, Lilith, Q-Bee and B.B.Hood who has similarities with the Grim Reaper and the Shinigami. Initially, he was designed to be Belial Jr., but this concept was changed during the development of the game. Jedah also appeared in crossover games such as Capcom Fighting Evolution, Cross Edge, Project × Zone and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.
Although 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 Aensland, 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 is not fit to rule. He looked for an opportunity to destroy Belial and waited for the right time to strike as a means to control the realm for himself.
After the fall of Galnon, the master of the Voshtal family and the oldest of the three high nobles, Jedah had a confidant named Ozomu. The reason he came to Jedah was to be able to collect souls. As a noble, his skills were second class, but his ability to trick others and plan tactics was first class, as he was a genius in tactics. 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 felt the enormous power that lay within it. He realized that even Jedah would destroy himself if he absorbed all this energy at once, and saw this as his chance to take over the throne and the realm for himself. He tricked Jedah and told him that he must destroy all the seals because of the little energy that was coming out. After destroying the seals, he ran off to the far reaches of Makai. The fall of Jedah meant his rise in power and the success of his plan. Though Jedah's power was greater than Ozomu predicted, he was still destroyed due to the sheer amount of power that was coming out.
Ozomu gathered the remaining power and stored it in the 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 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 will 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, the divine fetus. To do this, he summoned all those with worthy souls to enter his new realm as a way to control humanity and the destiny of Makai.
Jedah is a sinister being with the desire for a utopia to assimilate everyone into one being. He is calm, collected, and an intelligent supernatural being, with a degree of confidence that may occasionally border on arrogance. He is purely focused in achieving his goal of making his ideal realm, one with only one being to live in it, since he has given up on fixing Makai. Though mostly emotionless, he can display negative emotion by showing short fits of rage when his plans are being interfered or disagreed with, such as Q-bee's betrayal, and his opinions on Belial's rule. He also is amused whenever he hurts an opponent, showing that though he wishes for world peace, he still enjoys violence.
Power And Abilities
Being an S-Class Darkstalker, Jedah is one of the most dangerous supernatural beings in Darkstalkers media.
His liquid body allows him to change shape. 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 and influencing the darkest parts of a person's soul. He has no need to sleep, eat or drink, nor does he tire. At the limit of his power, he can create a space-time continuum in the UDON Comics, this however leaves him weakened and must regrow his strength.
The blood inside his body can change colors, and 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 dark energy and, more notably, into his trademark attacks by turning his wings and blood into a rotating buzzsaw. In addition, he can pump his enemies full of blood until their cells are destroyed from the inside and summon large supernatural 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 attack range, extending his claws towards his foes to pierce them.
He has the power of telepathy and the ability to phase through other realms and he can sense the energies of humans and supernatural beings on a great scale.
About the Shinigami
In Asian myths, a Shinigami, the Japanese God of Death, is a supernatural being that guides souls to many different realms. They are commonly synonymous with the Grim Reaper, and is considered a similar being.
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.
Super Smash Bros Connect
He appears as a newcomer, representant of Darkstalkers, in the sequel of Super Smash Bros Accelerant.
Jedah returns as a Boss Unit and also one of the major antagonists of this game.
Once again, he plans on continue with his "Salvation" of Souls plan, putting his eyes on using the power from Tartarus (Persona 3) and connect it with the Damned Dimention where he died in the first Project X Zone. He join forces with old and new faces from Makai in order to do that, among them, Dracula, Astaroth, Riemsianne and Medusa.
After restoring the Dark Hour and eventually failing on his plans, Jedah now focus on do the "Salvation" of Souls in the new world Ouma is trying to create with the power of the demon Galamton.
In the final chapter, he attempts on take over Galamton's power, only to be beaten by Shinra's group and killed afterwards.