Gadevi (ガーデーヴィ Gadevi) is one of the secondary characters of the anime series The Heroic Legend of Arslan. He was a prince of the Kingdom of Shindra and competed against his younger brother, Rajendra, for the Sindhurian Throne.
In the anime series, he has a bald and a thin head. He wears a white turban. He is taller than his brother. He wears traditional Indian outfits.
He appears to be very egocentric. He gets angry quite easily and always yells at those around him. Like his brother, the only that matter for him is the Sindhurian Throne.
Alliance with ShindraEdit
Gadevi first appears when he is informed of Rajendra's alliance with Pars, and is angry by the fact his brother has not recognized his succession. When Jaswant reports to him about his failed mission and the lose of the Fortress of Guajarat, he nearly executed him but his Grand Vizier, Mahendra, convinced him to spare Jaswant. He decide to use his War Elephants to win a decisive battle against his enemies. He sends a force of 20.000 soldiers to keep the Parsian Troop out of the Battlefield and meets Rajendra at the Fields of Chandigarh with 150.000 soldiers against the 50.000 of Rajendra, far outnumbering his brother. He seems to win the battle when he orders his war elephants to charge as his troops were beginning to be pushed back, but the arrival of the 10.000 Parsian Troops reverse the fate of battle; the Parsians break the elephants's charge and it nearly results in the death of Gadevi himself by Daryun, who is saved by Jaswant.
Back at the Capital, however, he shows no sign of thanks to Jaswant, and is informed of his father's recovery. He tries to manipulate him into making Rajendra the villain, but his father refuses his statement and declare his succession will be decided by a duel before the Gods.
After hearing Daryun will be Rajendra's proxy, he chose a dangerous Criminal, Bahadur, as his own proxy against Mahendra's advice. Thinking he can't be defeated, he is surprised when Daryun suprisely kill Bahadur. He refuses the result and tried to overthrow his Father, but he fails when he kills Mahendra as the latter was protesting, pushing his troops to abandon him and be arrested for Treason in the Royal Tribune of the Arena of the Duel. Although Rajendra promised to his dying father Gadevi will be spared, he immediately organizes a banquet for Gadevi ( the traditional sign for the execution of a member of A Royal Family) before his capital punishment. Gadevi begs Rajendra to spare his life, losing in honour in the process.
As he saw Arslan entering the hall of the Banquet, he tries to stab him as he thinks he is responsible for his demise. However he is stabbed in the eye by Arslan's hawk and falls to the ground in pain and defenselessness. The move proves to be his dowfall, as Rajendra orders him to be forthwith beheaded. His head is later placed on the Capital's wall.
He seems to hate his younger brother Rajendra, notably for his refusal to recognize his legitimacy. His hate grows bigger when Rajendra tries to take the throne for himself.
Karikala appears to not trusting his first son, as he suspects he and Rajendra had been 'carrying out an unseemly sibling squabble' when Gadevi claims Rajendra was trying to kill him.
He hates Arslan and wants to see him dead because of Arslan's alliance with his younger brother Rajendra.
- He is 1 month older than his younger half-brother.
- His design changed between the OVA Series and the 2013 Manga and Anime.