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    Lord Death 

Lord Death

Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (JP), John Swasey (EN), Oreste Baldini (IT)

The Grim Reaper and head of the DWMA. Most of the time he behaves like a complete goofball, but he can be a terrifyingly powerful fighting force when things get serious. His soul wavelength is so large that it covers all of Death City. Spirit Albarn is his current partner, much to the latter's constant annoyance.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: He is one of eight "Great Old Ones" representing the madness of order.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He defeated Asura in the past, and when he was released he does a better job against him than the main cast does. Except in their second battle against Asura in the anime, when Maka kicks Asura's ass in the last episode despite that Asura had already defeated Lord Death, Kid, and Black Star.
  • Badass
  • Barrier Maiden: Limited to the foundations of the DWMA for the purposes of sealing the first Kishin. Asura got out, Death did not.
    • Has something of Barrier Warrior too, as he tries to crush Asura with a shield.
  • Berserk Button: Asura's appearance is enough to make him change from being silly to claiming death threats.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: His reaction to Asura's escape, after spending the series to date happily goofy and mostly harmless.
  • Big Good
  • Bumbling Dad: At least as a fašade. However, Kid clearly respects him.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Highly unpredictable and eccentric, capable of switching between absurdly daft and effectively dangerous very quickly.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: "Mandolin?"
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's incredibly powerful, and hell, downright terrifying when he gets serious. However his playful side is genuine.
  • Don't Fear The Reaper: Done deliberately so he could start a school without children being afraid of him.
  • Eccentric Mentor
  • Eldritch Abomination: A fairly benevolent one, but still.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: He didn't make too many changes, but yes, originally a lot meaner looking. Then he decided to raise a school; and that involved human children. So he came up with a goofy face and persona so that DEATH would not be scary.
  • Good Parents
  • Grim Reaper
  • Hypocrite: He teaches that fear is the most important tool a fighter can have, that it keeps you sharp and strong, but he himself literally ripped out his own fear, accidentally creating a villain in the process. On the other hand, maybe living without fear for centuries is what taught him the importance of that emotion. He admits to the possibility.
  • Killed Off for Real: When Kid finally ascends as a true Grim Reaper, Lord Death happily passes on.
  • Large Ham: Usually when preforming the Shinigami Chop/Reaper Chop
  • Let's Get Dangerous: When Asura is released, his dopey round eyes turn triangular and angry, and his comedic karate chop creates shockwaves and leaves a crater upon impact.
  • More Than Mind Control: His power over the "Madness of Order" could allow him to suppress free will across the planet, much like Asura's "Madness of Fear" induces insanity, with the offshoot of being able to neutralize the latter's influence. However, he does not, as he believes that Humans Are Special.
  • Mr. Exposition: Constantly at the beginning of the series.
  • Not So Different: Once the truth of Asura's origins is made clear, Death compares himself to Medusa for his treatment of Kid. As both Kid and Crona were raised/created for a specific purpose, this is not unjustified. There is, crucially, a world of difference between Death's approach to fatherhood and ''everything'' Medusa did to Crona.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Depending on how far his current persona is a pretense. He might really have 'gotten used' to it.
  • Odd Friendship: With Spirit.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Noted by Spirit in the anime when Death's starts making really scary threats towards Asura during their battle, stating he never seen him "sounding so murderous before".
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "It's time for you to die again."
  • Precision F-Strike: How do we know how kid-friendly he wasn't 800 years ago? There's what he called Arachne: "You whorish swine! I'll kill you as soon as I see you!"
  • Reasonable Authority Figure
  • Shinigami: He's actually much closer to the original western concept of The Grim Reaper than most uses of the trope, as he is a literal Anthropomorphic Personification of death rather than simply a spirit thereof.
  • So Proud of You: To Kid after Kid ascends to become a true Grim Reaper, Lord Death is filled with pride.
  • Story Breaker Power
  • Too Powerful to Live: He can't leave the academy, because he'd resolve the fights on his own.
  • Truly Single Parent: Death the Kid and Asura are actually fragments of himself.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He created Asura by removing his own fear, making him responsible for both the Kishin's existence and the reason the Kishin became such a fear-crazed villain in the first place.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Him and Spirit. Teasing, arguments, impatience, odd moments of concern for one another. Pretty much like any other meister/Weapon pair, in fact.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: With Kid.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: There cannot be two Grim Reapers in existence, so when Kid gains his true Reaper powers, Lord Death dies. When questioned by Excalibur if he does not fear death, Lord Death responds that he gave all his fear away already.

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    Sid 

Sid Barett

Voiced by: Masafumi Kimura (JP), Kent Williams (EN), Roberto Draghetti (IT)

A zombie who was once a teacher and meister at DWMA. Post-mortem, he still serves Death faithfully, and he partners with Nygus in battle. He is named after Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd.
  • Badass
  • Catch Phrase: "That's the kind of man I was."
    • The anime version even gives him a brief pre-zombification cameo where he says "That's the man I am," instead.
  • Glowing Eyelights of Undeath
  • Improbable Weapon User: Ordinarily battles with his Weapon, a knife type, but is just as handy wielding his own tombstone.
  • I Would Say If I Could Say: His catch phrase counts for this frequently.
  • Knife Nut: He's a Knife Meister, but he can also use other weapons (including Azusa Yumi and his own tombstone) without trouble.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is pronounced Shido in Japanese which means dead person.
  • McNinja: Like most of the cast, his exact nation of origin is unknown, but given his name he's probably not Japanese.
  • Ninja: He's Black?Star's teacher, making him a Ninja as well.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: An undead teacher ninja.
  • Our Zombies Are Different / Revenant Zombie: After all, he does retain his memories and personality.
  • Power Strain Blackout: He collapses after using his powers to assist the main trio, their weapons, and Stein to get outside the witch's trap before it closed.
  • Promotion to Parent: He raised Black?Star after the death of his clan.
  • Shout-Out: One of his attacks (which he oddly never pulls out again through the course of the series), Living End, creates a cross-shaped pillar of light.
  • Stealth Mentor: In his first appearance, he pretended his zombification made him turned on the DWMA to challenge his student's abilities. Appropriate because he's, ya know, a ninja.
  • The Undead: He's a zombie. Apart from looking like a corpse and giving him a catchphrase it doesn't make much difference.
  • Undeathly Pallor: When this was pointed out by Crona, he says to himself that he "used to have" an excellent skin tone.
  • Undignified Death: He stated his death (and the hole in his head) came from being stabbed in the head by a miniature Statue of Liberty. It's implied that, despite his skills, he simply tripped and fell headfirst onto it. Although in Not!, we eventually find out Shaula caused it (and the statue was "miniature" in the sense that it was only about twenty feet tall).

    Nygus 

Mira Nygus

Voiced by: Junko Noda (JP), Shay Moore (EN)

Sid's Demon Weapon partner, who took over as the school nurse after Medusa left. In keeping with her partner's undead theme, she looks like an Egyptian mummy. Her weapon form is a combat knife. Is revealed to have met Sid by being the prize of a lottery for partner-less meister.

    Stein 

Dr. Franken Stein

Voiced by: Yuya Uchida (JP), Mitsuru Miyamoto (JP - CD dramas), Chuck Huber (EN), Christian Iansante (IT)

Dr. Franken Stein is a teacher at the DWMA and the most powerful meister to ever graduate from the school. Memorable for being a textbook Mad Scientist, albeit a heroic one. He was Spirit Albarn's first meister, until Spirit was driven off by Stein's obsession with dissecting anything and everything, including Spirit himself.

    Old Lady 
An old lady who works as a receptionist at Shibusen and distributes mission requests.



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