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Shamal has dark brown hair and brown eyes with some stubble around his chin. He always wears a long white coat. His hairstyle is similar to Gokudera's, because Gokudera copied it.
Shamal is a crazed womanizer who hits on every cute female he sees, even underage girls. Though often unsuccessful, he is always seen hitting on one woman and then instantly moving on to flirt with the next woman that passes by him.
Putting aside his normal attitude, Shamal happens to be a notorious assassin called "Trident Shamal" and is also a renowned doctor who refuses to treat men, though he does make exceptions for male patients he feels sorry for, as shown when he agreed to treat Tsuna, albeit reluctantly. Reborn claims Dr. Shamal had a hand in handling his (Reborn's) birth. Later in a flashback, Reborn states that Shamal "erased" Reborn's old self after he had accepted his new Arcobaleno body. Despite seeming flighty and lewd, Shamal can be serious and cunning when the situation calls for it.
He uses Trident Mosquitoes, one of which is named Angela, to infect his targets with deadly illnesses. His assassination skill is so great that he was once asked to join the Varia, but turned down the offer.
Also, since he naturally contracts viruses and diseases easily, he carries 666 pills that contain Mosquitoes infected with deadly diseases. He claims to be infected with 666 diseases, but is not dead because all his diseases negate each other. An example would be if he had a disease that rapidly decreases body temperature, then he has another one that increases it.
He is said to be hiding in Japan after flirting with a queen who charged him for putting the moves on 2062 women simultaneously. When Gokudera was a child, Shamal was a mentor to him, as Gokudera copied his hairstyle and wanted to learn Shamal's Trident Mosquito. However, Shamal instead taught Gokudera usage over dynamite and gave an example by destroying 3 paper airplanes with the three dynamites. Later on, however, when Gokudera used the dynamite, Shamal was ashamed at Gokudera's foolishness with it, intentionally harming himself with the dynamite against an opponent, and treating it as some warrior's scar, Shamal declared that he would no longer teach Gokudera, as the child couldn't see 'it'.
In the anime, Shamal is briefly seen in this Arc approaching Namimori with intent on hitting on girls. Kyoya Hibari then attacks Shamal as he is disrupting the school. Shamal evades a full battle but instinctively releases a Trident Mosquito which poisons Hibari. Shamal tells Reborn it was Sakura-kura disease which should be fine as none are in bloom. In the manga, Hibari gets the Sakura-kura illness because he attacked Dr. Shamal over the best sakura-viewing spot. When he was hit, Dr. Shamal instinctively released a Trident Mosquito that poisoned Hibari. With his new illness, Hibari was forced to leave, opening up the viewing space for Tsuna and his friends.
During the Vongola Tournament, he becomes Gokudera's home tutor. He points Gokudera in the correct direction and helps him create his new technique, Rocket Bombs, during the Ring Conflict. When the Storm Ring battle is about to begin, Shamal arrives, holding the two Cervello girls (groping their breasts in the manga), before being elbowed by them both. When Gokudera defeated Belphegor, but the latter went into a crazed state where he wouldn't surrender the Half Storm Ring, Shamal urged Gokudera to give up the match before both Gokudera and Bel are killed, as the Storm Ring battle had turbines that would self destruct after 15 minutes. Gokudera was still adamant, but when Tsuna told Gokudera to give the ring up, it seemed too late. As Shamal, Tsuna, and the others believed Gokudera to be dead, they soon saw Gokudera emerge, having given up the ring to continue living, much to Shamal and Tsuna's joy.
Before Viper's Trial, Shamal is seen hitting on Haru Miura and Kyoko Sasagawa; however, noticing Viper and Belphegor disguised as middle schoolers (Himeko and Monta), he hurried the girls home. Later, when he meets the girls such as Chrome Dokuro alongside Aria, he seems to realize who Aria truly is and moves away. He is seen again healing (constantly stating his dislike on treating men) Tsuna and his Guardians after they are defeated by Reborn.
Shamal is considered for Reborn's team by Tsuna, but Reborn informs him that he is off chasing women.
Appearances in Other Media
Shamal appears along with Bianchi in the second chapter of the first volume of Reborn! Hidden Bullet Novel series. In the chapter, Shamal's relationship with Bianchi prior to her meeting Reborn was shown.
Powers and Abilities
Because he has never been shown heavily engaged in battle before, the extent of Shamal's abilities is unknown. However, his skill is considerable as Reborn turned to him for help after receiving his curse and Bianchi has complimented his skill as a doctor.
- Trident Mosquitoes: Dr. Shamal uses Trident Mosquitoes (one of which is named Angela) to inflict illnesses; he can use these illnesses to cancel out other illnesses or simply infect a person with a deadly illness. Each Trident Mosquito is held in a capsule. The following have been seen so far:
- Sakura-Kura (Verginious Cherryitis in the English version): Infects the target with a disease that makes them weak against cherry blossoms. This technique was only seen used against Hibari during the Kokuyo Arc.
- Vibration Syndrome: Causes the target's body to vibrate and rip itself apart. This was used against the Bloody Twins.
- Angelitis: When Tsuna contracted Skullitis after being shot ten times with the Dying Will Bullet, Shamal used the opposite of Skullitis, Angelitis, to heal Tsuna.
- Dynamite: Shamal is also shown to be skilled in Dynamite as he was the one who taught Gokudera; he is only shown using them in a flashback where he uses paper planes as targets for young Gokudera's training.
- Hypnosis: Although this was never shown in the series, it is known that Shamal knows some hypnosis as he erased Reborn's memories of his curse and made Reborn the way he is today.
- Shamal claims to only treat women; however, he has made a few exceptions out of sympathy or necessity.
- Every time Shamal came to Gokudera's castle home, he had a different girl with him (one flashback showing Shamal with a girl telling Gokudera she was his sister, causing Gokudera to think Shamal had 62 sisters).