Miralupa's face is rarely exposed, since he wears a hood at all times. His body is covered with mystical tattoos . He must go into his immersion tank in order to preserve his skin. Unlike his older brother who has undergone countless surgeries to preserve a youthful body, Miralupa must stay submerged in his tank for long periods of time.
Mirapula has several superhuman abilities, including telekinesis and telepathy. It is said that his family has carried these traits in their genes for a while .
Miralupa is the younger brother of the Holy Emperor Namulith. Because Namulith doesn't share Mirapula's special abilities, however, Mirapula soon seizes the real power and starts controlling Dorok through the Council of Monks. He is obsessed with finding Nausicaä, once he learns of her existence. They meet several times and his spirit telepathically searches for her, where he appears to her as a black shadow  (second attempt).
He arrives at the Seige of Sapata in his personal ship. There, he enters an Immersion Tank as he explains to the monks he is searching for Nausicaä  while Nausicaä arrives in Kushana's Armored Corvette. He detects her and attempts to leave his tank .
He is perilously wounded after the battle of Sapata, so that the Monks want to transport him back to Shuwa. He deeply distrusts surgically acquiring a new body, as Namulith does, so he has to be specially suspended in a tank. Namulith seizes the chance of his weakness and poisons the solution .
After his death, he is found by Nausicaä and they fight until Nausicaä manages to dissipate the shadow covering him. He is revealed to be a pathetic creature. Nausicaä pities him and Mirapula manages to find peace in afterlife after Nausicaä and he manage to defeat his rage and hate.
- ↑ DE 1a pg 250 (first appearance)
- ↑ DE1 pg 352
- ↑ DE 1 pg 268
- ↑ DE1 pg 261 (first appearance), pg 364
- ↑ DE1 pg 352
- ↑ DE1 pg 372, 374
- ↑ DE1 pg 364
- ↑ DE1 pg 365
- ↑ DE1 pg xx
a See Page Conversions Between Editions to convert Deluxe Edition volume 1 (DE1) to other editions