Shiki is a Taoist from the Taoist Wars, which occurred before the Black Cat series takes place. Shiki stood as Creed's second in command for the Apostles of the Stars in the series. His powers are derived from his Tao cards that he uses to summon gigantic insects to fight for him. He is called "the insect charmer" and Creed's primary adviser throughout the series. Most of Shiki is shrouded in mystery and very little is known about him.