Shovel (シャベル Shovel) is one of the villagers of Ishigami Village.
Shovel is a young girl with her hair pulled up into two giant ponytails that are tied up with rope bows at the ends. She has short bangs that fall in three segments over her forehead. She has wide blue eyes that glitter with mischief. Her eyebrows are thin and curved, giving her an expression of sly deviousness in her introductory portrait. Shovel also has prominent buckteeth that are always on show.
Her outfit is a very short grey-blue dress with rough hemlines and a high-but-loose collar. She has rope cinching her waist. She has a slight lisp as she speaks.
Shovel is very energetic and is frequently in the middle of any action happening in the village. She makes sure to pass along any news as quickly as possible to the others, such as the outsider's arrival and the subsequent destruction of the bridge for the magnet. Her manner of speaking tends to be the usual over-excited child type of speech, saying things like "get this, get this!" and "but wait, hey, listen!"
Abilities and Skills
Shovel's ability to run around and yell seems to be unmatched in the village, and as such she functions as a cross between a town crier and a newspaper boy.
Shovel first appears telling everyone of the arrival of someone new outside the village. She then keeps everyone updated on what he's doing. She is one of many roped into helping Senku make iron after eagerly slurping up ramen.
During the Grand Bout, Shovel wonders what a last name is when Ruri brings it up, then later runs around yelling that the bout between Magma and Kinro is first. She then cheers on Mantle and Chrome's fight. When Ginro gives his Village Chief plans, she is shown agreeing with everyone that Ginro should absolutely not be chief.
Shovel is shown running around and helping prepare for Hyoga's next attack and then later running around and shouting 'fire' when Homura set the houses on fire. Shovel is also on team 'grumble' when Gen describes what a cellphone is and how it's used, as she doesn't believe such a thing could be possible.
When Senku makes electricity, Shovel is in awe at how good cotton candy tastes. When Senku was asking Gen about the woman from Tsukasa's army, Ginro thought he was stating what his type was with Shovel, Ruby, Sapphire, and Garnet seeming to be interested in hearing. However, Senku revealed Homura was spying on them.
In the late autumn, Shovel helps collect mushrooms and other roots to bottle over the winter. She then helps sort through rocks to try finding a new option for the lightbulb filament, and is around to listen to the first stone-world phone call. She also helps everyone collect plants for making paper.
- Shovel is named after the tool most commonly used for digging. It's also a pun, as in Japanese her name "Shaberu" means "to blab", and she's the village's gossip.
|Male||Alabaster • Argo • Carbo • Chrome • Ganen • Genbu • Ginro • Hagane • Jasper • Kaseki • Kinro • Kokuyo • Magma • Mantle • Natri • Sagan • Sho • Soyuz • Tetsuken • Titan • Unmo|
|Female||Alumi • Azura • Beryl • Dia • En • Garnet • Kohaku • Kujaku • Namari • Ruby • Ruri • Sango • Sapphire • Shirogane • Shovel • Suika • Suzu • Turquoise|
|Unknown||Chalk • Sagara|
|Alabaster • Argo • Carbo • Chrome • Ganen • Genbu • Ginro • Hagane • Jasper • Kaseki • Kinro • Kokuyo • Magma • Mantle • Natri • Sagan • Sho • Tetsuken • Titan • Unmo|
|Alumi • Azura • Beryl • Dia • En • Garnet • Kohaku • Kujaku • Namari • Ruby • Ruri • Sango • Sapphire • Shirogane • Shovel • Suika • Suzu • Turquoise|
|Soyuz's father • Ibara • Matsukaze • Moz • Oarashi • Soyuz|
|Amaryllis • Kirisame|