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An immortal werewolf placed in jail for taking Mabaa's left eye. Despite being so dangerous and powerful, his personality is quite silly. He can also be serious and cunning when needed, but he usually isn't since he can't die.
- Adorkable: Just the fact that he was in prison because he wanted to break out by digging a hole makes him qualify for this permanently.
- Affably Evil: One gets the idea that he's more "dangerously silly" than "maliciously evil" because he's a friendly guy when he's not beating you up or releasing monsters.
- Breath Weapon: His Magic Eye Cannon (despite the name) has him firing a huge laser from his mouth.
- Catch Phrase: He's got at least two: the chant "Wolf, wolves, wolf, wolves," and the more informal "GODDAMNSHIIIIT!"
- Cloudcuckoolander: Free originally let himself be imprisoned because he wanted to try to dig his way out of a prison with a spoon, like in the movies... Unfortunately, all the meals were served with chopsticks.
- Complete Immortality: Free regenerates from all and any damage and doesn't age.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As a much of an idiot he is, keep in mind the eye he stole belonged to someone who is nearly equal to Death in power and is a Reality Warper. Even for an immortal, it takes a lot of balls.
- Didn't Think This Through: He didn't consider the idea of chopsticks with his "get into prison so he can break out with a spoon" thing.
- Does Not Like Shoes: His prison attire doesn't include footwear.
- Genius Bruiser: Even though he admits that he isn't great at coming up with ideas, he takes good advantage of his illusion magic to trick his foes.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: If he wasn't immortal, he would have accidentally killed himself dozens of times over.
- Gratuitous English: The tattoo over his left eye reads "NOFUTURE".
- Heinz Hybrid: Not biologically, but his soul is some kind of combination of human, witch, and monster.
- Hologram: One of his powers.
- Hunk: Especially compared to the Cast Full of Pretty Boys, Free stands out tremendously.
- An Ice Person: Free uses Ice based magic, but his personality is a little off from the usual.
- Institutional Apparel: Continues to wear his prison duds and ball-and-chain long after breaking out of prison.
- Lightning Bruiser: Is tremendously strong and surprisingly fast.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: He was imprisoned and restrained for a long time with the knowledge that not even death could free him, but does this bother him? No. The first time Soul impaled him, he bragged about it.
- Magic Misfire/Hoist by His Own Petard: Happened two times during his first fight after 200 years, the second time resulting in him becoming a Wolfman Popsicle
- Meaningful Name: Names himself Free after being freed by Medusa.
- Nice Guy: For all his faults, Free is a genuinely nice person, seen when he spontaneously offers himself to repay Medusa when she gets him out of jail and later when he tries to rescue Eruka, remembering that after all she did saved him before.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He was born an Immortal Werewolf, but got Witch powers by stealing an Eye, and became an Idiot after 200 years in jail.
- No Name Given: Free is known only by his nicknames. So far he has been called (Man of the) Demon Eye, Free & (The Legendary) Werewolf.
- No Sense of Direction: In the Baba Yaga arc of the manga. He was supposed to destroy tower 1 and he went toward tower 2 instead. In the end he ended up at tower 8. Towers 2 and 8 were opposite to each other.
- Not So Great Escape: When Eruka got him out of jail and he was still restrained. He talked pretty darn loud. The guards found out and surrounded them. He then kills them all in about thirty seconds.He was about to bust Eruka out of Jail but he was easily caught
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Voluntary shapeshifting, full control of his mental faculties, just as strong in human form as in wolf form (but no tail or claws/bite) and immortal by nature before he stole Mabaa's eye. It's unknown if this is what everyone from his clan of immortals are like, or it's just him.
- Tattooed Crook: Has a tattoo on his right shoulder that resembles an eye.
- Tunnel King: Free wanted to escape prison using this method but they only gave him chopsticks.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Free has stated that his werewolf form is his true form.
- Unskilled, but Strong: After years of imprisonment, Free has gotten a little bit rusty with his magic skills. At one time, he encased himself in a block of ice! However, when he does get it right, he's a major threat. Besides, he can afford to be unskilled because he is immortal.
- Wolf Man: His true form is a bi-pedal wolf. Because of this even his human form is wolf like.
- Worf Had the Flu: His first fight on the bridge ended as a loss not because his opponents were powerful or clever (in fact all four of them were dealing with major issues) but because Free KO'd himself...twice.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: He wanted to try the classic prison escape via digging out with a spoon he saw in the movies but forgot he was in an anime.
Ragnarok is Crona's Demon Sword partner. He shares a body with his meister and loves to bully and torment him/her at every opportunity.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: In the anime when Crona jumps in front of Medusa's vector attack to save Maka, Ragnarok comes out of the resulting pool of blood saying that they're both going to die and it's all Maka's fault, "but at least stupid Crona isn't alone in the end."
- Jerkass: Has been a pretty consistent one throughout all his different forms.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has his moments; in particular, he tends to at least try and motivate Crona when they're battling people.
- Katanas Are Just Better: After the Aracnophobia Arc, Ragnarok forms three swords, two of which resemble thin katana (with one being barbed), while the remaining sword resembles a cleaver.
- Equippable Ally: Not only is he able to turn into a sword, he really is Crona's blood.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Many of his attacks involve screaming.
- No Mouth: His humanoid form seems to lack a mouth, at least while talking. He does have a mouth in this form, although it just seems to be for eating and scaring people.
- Power Gives You Wings: After absorbing the souls on the Nidhogg, he can turn into the "Black Dragon".
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He fares pretty well against Giriko and knocks over a golem while in Sleep Mode Size! Maka even wonders how she was able to defeat him.
- Sleep Mode Size: Losing all of the souls he consumed made him shrink from highly muscular to even skinnier and shrimpier than Crona.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: He's stays around for a while, but after Crona killed Medusa he basically didn't say a word. After Crona is absorbed by Asura he disappears completely for the entire rest of the manga.
- Talking Weapon: With giant, fleshy lips, no less.
- Token Evil Teammate: After Crona's Heel-Face Turn.
- Vibroweapon: He vibrates by screaming.
The legendary sword used by heroes and kings. In spite of his immense powers, Excalibur hardly ever has a meister because no one can put up with his unbearably grating, loudmouthed, egomaniac personality. He usually resides in a cave full of fairies, who also can't stand him.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Can cut through Dimensions; just one reason why he's called THE most powerful weapon in the setting
- Awesome but Impractical: He is the most powerful weapon in the setting. He can synchronize his soul wavelength with anyone, but he's so immensely annoying that no one can stand being near him.
- Badass: As annoying as he is, he more than proves true his status as the universe's Infinity+1 Sword.
- Captain Ersatz: Excalibur's character design comes straight out of The Moomins.
- Catch Phrase: "BAKAME/FOOL!", and "My legend began in/dates back to the 12th century".
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He tells long stories that go nowhere and end without warning, his list of rules are baffling, and he'll randomly say "BAKA". According to the anime, he was a lot more coherent in King Arthur's day and also had a cool beard. Apparently his sanity is directly proportional to his amount of facial hair.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right/Dumbass Has a Point: Towards to the end of the anime, he gives out some info during the fight against Asura and calls Azusa on fighting Asura without a meister... in between being a Cloud Cuckoolander of the nth degree.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Gives Asura a talking to about honor and emotions in the anime. Asura doesn't seem to mind too much; his response to being called a fool is "aw, I missed you too."
- Difficult but Awesome: For those who can put up with his quirks, the rewards are worth it. A certain meister aside, everyone who has been able to tolerate him ends up going down in legends for a reason.
- Earworm: "Excalibur... Excalibur... From United King, I'm looking for him, I'm going to Californiaaa~"
- Eldritch Abomination: He's one of the five remaining Great Old Ones, beings so powerful and mighty, their mere presence induces madness. His specialty is Madness through Rage; he spreads madness by infuriating people and driving literally mad with anger through his quirks and pride (but like Shinigami, appears to control it instead of causing widespread inducement of wrath.) The cover spread of chapter 77 possibly shows him alongside Shinigami, Asura, Eibon and The Black Mass, all of whom are confirmed eldritch horrors (second from the left).
- Expecting Someone Taller: Apparently, meisters who go through the effort of seeking him out will be thrown off by his rather bizarre appearance.
- Fearless Fool: He's the only one who isn't afraid of Asura's power. Justified since he is that powerful himself, thus subverting the 'Fool' aspect.
- The Gadfly: He riles up almost anyone to rage with his quirks, pride and just endless bizarre traits. Given he represents Madness Through Rage, this is not surprising and he can be be quite civil when need be.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Lampshaded by Black☆Star.
- Hilarity Ensues: Whether you love Excalibur or hate him, words cannot describe how hilarious this is, immediately followed by this. And before you ask, that is Black Star.
- Infinity+1 Sword: Is the most powerful weapon in existence... if you're willing to take his absurd crap. Some of the known abilities he grants his wielder are Heavenly Wings, light speed movement, and the ability to slash everything with gigantic explosions of golden fire. When Liz used him (briefly) in the Book of Eibon, he was able to cut a large hole through another dimension.
- It's All About Me:
- Don't talk with him; he will steam roll you with an endless barrage of stories and rules and "FOOL!"
- If you watch the episode where he talks about doing detective work with Sherlock Holmes, the wallpaper, pictures, and background are filled of images of him.
- Jerkass: He's so friggin annoying it makes sense why the only people who can wield him are called heroes. King Arthur must've been a saint.
- Jerkass Fašade:
- His moments of seriousness and one of his later actions hint at this; his annoying traits all an elaborate cover-up.
- Considering his status as the Infinity+1 Sword, his facade may be him channeling the Madness Through Rage as a means to funnel out who is truly worthy or not. The fact that he has offered Liz his services, no strings attached, in order to save Kid, this seems possible.
- Large Ham: Picking Takehito Koyasu for his Japanese voice role and Troy Baker for his English couldn't possibly have been unintentional. Yes, they overact like hell and obviously had fun doing it.
- The Long List: Any meister who wants to wield him must obey a 1,000 rule list and he will recite them in a random order if you ask (or if you don't ask but are nearby.) In his first appearance, Excalibur was willing to cut his list of 1,000 requirements down to 800 in return for being wielded as a weapon by Kid or Star. Presumably, a sufficiently persuasive Meister could negotiate him down to something manageable. In the Book of Eibon he was willing to lend his power to good guys with no requirements (in the Eibon Chapter Pride, they were too proud to accept his offer). It's possible that he merely puts on a Jerk Ass Facade to scare off meisters who want to use him for petty reasons.
- Multiple-Choice Past: The only concrete things are the people who have wielded him and went on to become legends. As for the rest, it jumps all over the place.
- No Sell: In the anime, he is completely unfazed by the shockwaves of Asura and Death's battle. Even Asura's direct attack that leaves Azusa, Spirit, and Kid battered has no visible effect on him.
- Obfuscating Stupidity:
- Hinted at during the Battle on the Moon arc. His interactions with Shinigami regarding his apparent death as a result of Kid becoming a full Shinigami at least show he's capable of carrying a normal, serious conversation.
- Considering he was pretty serious during King Arthur's time, he seems capable of reigning in his quirks. Alternately, his quirks exist because he is because he is a Great Old One, powerful beings who's ''mere existence causes madness! Specifcially, the Madness Thorugh Rage.
- Pet the Dog:
- Moments such as when the gang needs his abilities in the Book of Eibon, or Shinigami-sama needs someone on the level to be there for Kid after he dies show he may well buckle down when necessary and can actually stop being annoying for a while.
- Offered Spartoi his services no strings attached and seriously when they needed to save Kid. Unfortunately, being in the Pride chapter, they refused.
- Phrase Catcher: "SO ANNOYING!"
- Pride: He is well aware of how powerful, legendary, etc he is. Ironic that in the Chapter of Pride, HE was humble enough to offer his services without rules.
- Public Domain Artifact:
- "Excalibur" is from Arthurian lore and so is centuries old.
- The anime shows that as well as having been the Excalibur, he was also present for at least one Sherlock Holmes case (where he gets Watson arrested as the murderer), as well as having been Tony from West Side Story. Given his status as Cloud Cuckoo Lander, this Backstory is obviously questionable.
- Random Events Plot: All his stories about his past. Any attempt to connect the events he describes to each other, or to some kind of point or theme, is utterly futile.
- Ret Canon: The "Excalibur Song" was originally made for a filler episode in the anime. It eventually found its way into the manga, where Excalibur was able to torment even more people with it.
- Running Gag: The 'I-Have-Met-Excalibur' face◊.
- The Scrappy: An in-universe example (and a Base Breaker on the audience). He's so ungodly annoying that he causes the exact same pained facial expression in everyone who meets him. This includes the Book of Eibon's Table of Contents, which doesn't have a face.
- Another example is that Black☆Star's leitmotif involves a line specifically underlining that he can't stand Excalibur. This in Black Star's leitmotif. The fact that he took time out of praising himself just to single out someone he doesn't like speaks volumes.
- Secret Test of Character: Almost every question that comes out of his mouth is a Secret Test of Character...that only makes sense to him.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: Inverted. He comes back for the climax in the anime, despite everyone's (both villain and hero) best attempts at ignoring him.
- Small Annoying Creature: He's smaller and more annoying than anyone in the show.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Even for his power, he's full of himself. He barely lets other people talk near him.
- Smug Super: He brags quite a lot, but has every ounce of the power needed to back up his claims. Enough to elevate the worst meister in the school to three-star status simply for wielding him (though the partnership didn't last). Furthermore, he's a being of the same nature as Shinigami, it's really not surprising his ego is so inflated.
- Super Prototype: In Chapter 99, Shinigami himself revealed that Eibon based his research on making the Demon Weapons using Excalibur, no matter how much Eibon would deny it.
- Talkative Loon: The singing... and dancing... and never shutting up...
- Talking Weapon: To everyone's horror he talks and talks and talks regardless of what form he's in.
Giriko is a Demon Weapon and an ally to the witch Arachne. He lives for fighting and destruction, and takes the form of a chainsaw in weapon form.
- Body Surf: While waiting for Arachne to return he hid in the village of the golem-makers, had children, and swapped his memories with them before his current body died.
- Blood Knight: He literally dies from his soul exploding because it couldn't contain 800 years of pent-up bloodlust anymore.
- Evil Counterpart:
- At first he appears to be this to Justin Law up until Justin's Face-Heel Turn. An argument could also be made that he's the evil counterpart of either Spirit or more recently Soul.
- Both Soul and Giriko have jagged teeth, Anime Hair, an insane amount of loyalty toward one person, and some form of attraction toward Maka. For Giriko, it manifests itself in extreme Foe Yay and eventually Les Yay. For Soul, it comes in the form of a weird but extremely loyal friendship and various amounts of Ship Tease.
- Gender Bender: Since his latest kid was a girl he had no choice but to transport his mind into her, effectively changing genders.
- The Hedonist: He drinks in every other chapter, he's lazy as sin, and he acts touchy-feely with the teenage girl he's attempting to massacre.
- Immortality: He may have been able to swap bodies and memories to remain alive, but 800 years of pent-up bloodlust does NOT have its benefits to the soul.
- Immortality Immorality: Implanting your memories into your artificially created children? A little bit creepy.
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: The longer his fight goes on with Maka, the more it descends into this. It gets to the point that you could replace "chainsaw" with "penis" and it would make just as much sense.
- Karmic Death: Giriko's sole desire in life, to unleash his bloodlust that was pent-up for 800 years, becomes his downfall when his soul is unable to withstand it any longer and EXPLODES.
- Master Race: Subverted in that he works with witches and he's a human/weapon (also he's quite lazy when it comes to Arachnophobia's world domination plans), but the amount of hatred he possesses for Mosquito and other weapons is jarring. The only other weapon he has , or rather, had any respect for is Justin, due to Justin being an autonomous weapon as well. Amongst telling him to "Know your place", The abuse he screams at Soul in their fight in the Eibon chapter of Sloth as he's sawing into Soul's torso is palpable with his complete and utter contempt of weapons who need meisters.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the anime, he abandons Arachnaphobia when Mosquito opens fire on his location and lives to the end, but later died in the manga.
- Unstoppable Rage: In the "Salvage" arc, his anger and energy was so tremendous that it made him practically untouchable; the air around him was a whirling death trap of chainsaw blades, while the "noise" from his soul made Soul's piano worthless. However, the sheer magnitude of his rage was too much even for him, and his soul ruptured from the strain of his 800 years' worth of hatred.
- Villainous Breakdown: Hasn't taken the death of Arachne very well at all.
- Yandere: For Arachne. After her death, Giriko proceeded to try to rape Maka and then attempted to kill both her and Soul, ranting about how they had to die because of what they had done to her.
A demon blade called the Uncanny Sword. Also Tsubaki's estranged older brother, he resented her for being a more gifted weapon than he.
- Loners Are Freaks: Probably not a coincidence that Masamune went mad while alone and misunderstood, whilst Tsubaki's partnership with a meister (first from the family to join Shibusen) has allowed her to unlock the 'true' form of the demon blade.
Mosquito is Arachne's butler. His appearance is a short old man with a large pointy nose which is used to suck the blood out of a victim.
The strongest and most dangerous antagonist in Soul Eater
, as well as the Big Bad
for the entire series and the first demon god. He was supposedly once human, a meister and Death's apprentice who ate his own weapon partner after going insane with fear. Before the start of the series, he was defeated by Shinigami-sama and imprisoned
. However he is eventually released and begins to spread "madness" throughout the world.
- And Then What?: Subverted in the anime. Excalibur asks him what he intends to do after filling the world with his madness. Asura replies that madness is enough for the world.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: represents the madness of terror.
- Arch-Enemy: To Shinigami and the whole Academy, in particular the Spartoi unit.
- As Long as There Is Evil: Crona reveals that as long as there is intelligent life, there will always be fear. Because Asura is the embodiment of madness caused by terror, the presence of life means his presence will always remain no matter how hard they try to eliminate him. Thus the best they can do is make him Sealed Evil in a Can again, but hopefully more effective this time.
- Badass: Fear issues aside, Asura is this. The only person who could actually fight him one-on-one is Lord Death himself and it takes a massive amount of effort to defeat him in both the anime and manga.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Justified when he was first revived, since he hadn't finished putting his skin back on yet, meaning his shape wasn't fully formed.
- Big Bad: In the anime version, and, come the Battle of the Moon arc, the Kishin is the last major manga villain, as well as the most active, and possible end boss. Also he's the one responsible for Kishins being born and the madness epidemic.
- Bigger Bad: The most powerful antagonist in the series, with all the other villains wanting him for one reason or the other. Until the Battle on the Moon arc, he rarely gets any screen time and is only briefly seen in flashbacks, or mentioned at all. But he still remains a major threat.
- Bishounen: He can be quite pretty when not making Nightmare Faces.
- Bishounen Line: In the Anime, after fighting his giant self, Asura turns back into his more human form, though with the same light blue skin as his previous form.
- Breath Weapon: Thanks to swallowing his weapon partner, Vajra. He can also naturally summon them with his instant runes as well.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Death the Kid's Abel.
- Cannibalism Superpower: It was stated several times he devoured his weapon partner and can use his powers because of it.
- Collapsible Helmet: Played with. His face is wrapped up frequently, but the fabric/skin often opens up to show his face.
- The Corrupter: Asura creates an army of clowns and has them corrupt people such as Justin.
- Cowardly Lion: Villainous example. Even though Shinigami is the only character who can match him, he still retreats to the moon and doesn't fight himself until all his minions are killed. He is filled with the madness of Fear, after all.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Attacking the bystanders in the Death Room to force Shinigami to take the 'bullet' himself. Also, interrupting Kid's longer-than-usual transformation sequence by skewering him.
- Deadpan Snarker:
- Has dryly mocked Shinigami and Kid a couple of times.
Asura: So courageous, you're making me quiver...
- And with Excalibur in the anime as well when getting scolded.
Asura: Aww, I missed you too.
- Death by Adaptation: In the manga his goals are thwarted and he's back to being Sealed Evil in a Can, but is technically alive so long as human fear exist. In the anime he unambiguously died.
- Dissonant Serenity:
- Especially in the anime, he can be creepily calm at times. He doesn't even bat an eyelid at Shinigami's threats to skin him alive again.
- His only response to Noah going One-Winged Angel and impaling him like a bug on a pin is to bemusedly ask why the latter is "poking" him.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Asura is defeated in the anime because he cannot comprehend the concept of courage.
- Eviler Than Thou: In the manga Crona absorbs him whole, but once hir resolve starts to waiver, Asura's madness overwhelms Crona, letting him escape.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: Not on your hands, your forehead, and especially not inside your normal eyes!
- Fate Worse Than Death: Having your skin ripped off and turned into a bag with which to seal your soul for all eternity. No wonder he's even crazier when he comes out.
- Feels No Pain: Maybe. He says that he doesn't fear pain, so it can't affect him. He barely flinches from being stabbed repeatedly and almost cut in half by Maka's scythes.
- Freak Out: His original one was what caused him to become the first Kishin.
- Giggling Villain: Extremely high-pitched and disturbing.
- Go Out with a Smile: A gleefully evil grin but still a smile nontheless.
- Guyliner: Whether it's makeup or just his natural eyes, they have this effect.
- Hannibal Lecture: In the anime he gives one to Shinigami (while beating each other to a pulp) and another to Maka.
- In the manga he gives one to Shibusen and the witches, surprisingly similar to the one he gave Maka in the anime. He states that the madness his presence causes was really there all along beneath the mask of order, he simply brought it to the surface.
- Healing Factor: Due to the Black Blood, he can regrow whole limbs in the anime, though it seems to be pretty painful.
- Humanoid Abomination:
- Despite appearing human, he is one of eight "Great Old Ones", representing "the madness of terror."
- In the finale, he is revealed to be a fragment of Shinigami, just like his "younger brother" Death the Kid. Specifically, he is all of Shinigami's fear.
- Hypocrite: In the anime, he tries to justify his actions as not being evil, claiming that madness is normal for the world. Obviously that doesn't add up, as consuming the world in madness will cause the world to fall apart and make everyone kill each other.
- Improbable Weapon User: A vajra that fires laser beams?
- Informed Attribute: Despite being noted as a "scaredy cat", Asura is unnervingly serene most of the time and seems to not worry when openly mocking Lord Death in his face. Keep in mind he knows he is more than willing to skin him alive again.
- Instant Runes: Summons them by clapping his hands.
- Knight of Cerebus: When he's onscreen... the comedy STOPS.
- Limp and Livid: His default way of moving, although it's explained by the fact that he has to learn to walk all over again. By the end of the anime he's standing upright.
- Living Macguffin: Especially in the manga, where the other three Big Bads (Medusa, Archne, and Noah) are all trying to find and control him to use his madness for their own ends. On his own, Asura simply fled and hid on the Moon and took no action until other people came to attack/control him.
- Loves the Sound of Screaming: His reaction to Maka's bloodcurdling scream as he crushes her ribs certainly gives this impression.
- [[Luke, I Am Your Father: Pulls one on Kid, bluntly telling him the darker side of his family tree, not to mention father. Needless to say, Kid is not amused.
Asura: What a stupid younger brother, you shouldn't have decided to become a true Shinigami
. Kid: Just now... what did you say? ...I'm your little brother?
- Made of Iron: Considering Medusa had him revived with the Black Blood. There is also the fact he can take Death's Soul Resonance-boosted attacks (which would ignore the black blood) without much effect.
- Mad God: The embodiment of all Madness of Terror.
- Meaningful Name: "Asura" are minor Buddhist gods, associated with violence and mad desire.
- Mook Maker: His madness is able to endlessly produce Clowns.
- No Sell: Everybody's attacks are rendered useless against him.
- No Sense of Personal Space: After Shibusen destroys his Clown army with the help of the witches, Asura causes a mass hallucination that blankets the Moon, causing everyone to go temporarily insane. When it is dispelled by Maka, it is revealed that he is literally inches away from Sid's face.
- Not Quite Dead: In the manga, after what appears to be the buildup to a massive battle royale with Crona, he is unceremoniously sucked into Crona's Mad Blood attack and absorbed completely. But when Crona has a breakdown in the face of Maka and her father's familial bond, the Kishin overwhelms Crona from within.
- Not So Different: A pale, emaciated, extremely anthrophobic, insane person who betrayed Shibusen, has Black Blood, has a weapon inside his/her own body, and is "allergic to rules". Are we talking about Asura or Crona?
- Ominous Latin Chanting: Some sort of chanting always plays just before he uses Vajra or his beams in the anime.
- One-Winged Angel: His giant True Kishin form in the anime. Although from there he reverts back into an even more powerful human shape.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Potent madness wavelength, extremely deadly beams from Vajra, and being a Great Old One puts him in this category.
- Puny Humans: In the manga he constantly refers to Maka as scum for being a weaker human.
- Room Full of Crazy: Anywhere he inhabits for a long enough time becomes this, resembling a bizarre shrine covered in talismans and chains.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Can function as an actual weapon. Plus they're made of his own super-stretchy, impervious skin.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He was sealed in a bag. Now in the moon courtesy of Crona's Heroic Sacrifice.
- Sigil Spam: His three-eyed pattern shows up a lot to show his madness wavelength is at work.
- Slasher Smile: Not with great regularity, but being madness incarnate and all it's no surprise how well he can pull them off when he wants to.
- Third Eye: His main motif. Appropriate considering the Buddhist theme. It may also be a shout-out to Atsuhi Ookubo's former Big Bad, Emine the Hakutaku.◊
- ▄bermensch: Anime-only, from his "Reason You Suck" Speech to Shinigami in episode 48, he can be seen as this.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: To Death the Kid.
- Villainous Breakdown:
- He's so paranoid and fearful that he has these at the drop of a hat, but his one at the end of the anime was a topper.
- Inverted with his defeat in the manga, as rather than terrified, he's not impressed that he managed to be sealed away again, proclaiming that he'll one day return
- Wave Motion Gun: When using Vajra. The beam is even powerful enough to wound Lord Death if it hits directly.
- Wham Line: To Death the Kid in Chapter 107: "Stupid little brother."
The third Big Bad
of the series, Noah originally appeared to work for Arachne, until it's revealed that his true goal is to use the Book of Eibon to absorb and "collect" everything, which he feels in essence would make him "everything".
- Ambiguously Brown: And apparently no biological heritage to speak of.
- Artificial Human: After he gets killed, the "Table Of Contents" in the Book of Eibon reveals he was a manifestation of the Greed chapter, called a "statue." Another one is sent out, this time of the Wrath chapter, thus leading to...
- Big Bad Duumvirate:The Greed Incarnation was the Big Bad in the Book of Eibon arc and along side the Index behind the scenes
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: His personal magic revolves around caterpillars and centipedes. On Nightmare Fuel.
- The Collector: He decided to add Kid to his Tome of Eldritch Lore along with anything else he finds interesting.He's programed to be that way
- Collector of the Strange:
- Such "interesting" things include demons, sins, and a massive, inky abomination calling itself a Great Old One.
- He also collected Excalibur; Freaking "He's So Annoying Everything Wants To Kill Him" Excalibur. You do NOT get stranger than that.
- Dissonant Serenity: Never shows anything stronger than mild irritation, even when he's sucking people up into his book. Reverses completely for the Wrath model.
- Great Big Book of Everything/Tome of Eldritch Lore: The book of Eibon. He thinks by collecting everything in the world that he will become a god. This is because of The Tables of Contents orders
- Karma Houdini:
- He's still alive at the end, and Gopher is escaping with him.
- Although Greed, the only Noah that actually managed to do anything evil, is dead.
- Legacy Character: It would seem Noah would at least like to be something this, as he's used Eibon's name for "brand recognition", as mentioned above.
- Let's Get Dangerous:
- The Minion Master: When he decides to get serious, he fights by summoning hordes of monsters and artifacts from the Book of Eibon. These include giant worms, flying gremlins, a Cyclops, tentacles with faces, a three-headed dragon with a cemetery on its back and each head wearing the mask of a famous slasher film star, and MICHELANGELO'S DAVID.
- Never Found the Body: Strongly implied to have disappeared into the Book of Eibon at the end of his battle against Kid. He's later back, with a new personality.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Stein, Sid, Marie, Nygus and Tezca never stood a chance.
- One-Man Army: As Spartoi found out.
- Purple Eyes: Certainly a powerful mage, and certainly not human, so all bets are off for pigmentation. Of course, such an unusual eye color just makes him that much more special.
- Unstoppable Rage: The Wrath model of Noah. Hair-Trigger Temper included.
- Villain Decay:After coming back as the Noah of Wrath, he spent most of his time yelling at everyone and being mostly comic relief.
- You Have Failed Me: Defied, no matter how annoying his minions get. He even points out to Gopher that losing to Maka just means that he wasn't strong enough. Even though Gopher made things even worse by screaming his boss' name everywhere, Noah still keeps the guy around, if only as a guinea pig. As Wrath, this completely saves his ass after Noah eats him, and Gopher is the only one fighting for him.
The Great Old One/The Black Mass
The abomination sealed with Noah's Book of Eibon. It can give power at the cost of one's sanity, similar to the effects of Black Blood.
- Ambiguous Gender: It's a massive, inky black mass, and only very vaguely humanoid. So it seems safe to say that Atshushi is justified in this case.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Represents the madness of power.
- Eldritch Abomination: See for yourself◊. Also, see what it calls itself.
- It's All My Fault: It states that the Great Old Ones' very existence influenced madness and that they were ultimately responsible for the madness that was Asura.
- Cthulhumanoid: He was based on Cthulhu and was appears to be his whole body is very vaguely humanoid.
- No Name Given: He only refers himself as one of the Great Old Ones.
- Power at a Price: As stated above, he can give people power at the cost of their sanity, throwing them into madness.
- The Reveal: "''Fragment of the Madness of Law... Fragment... of Shinigami."
- Sealed Evil in a Can/Sealed Good in a Can: Though reasons for how and why aren't clear, it seems to be existing within the Book of Eibon and though it starts out antagonizing, its alliance is ultimately sort of ambiguous.
- It's also staying there by choice, for its own vague reasons, and has the power to get out any time.
Gopher has a rather aggressive and violent nature, especially if it is concerning insults made towards Noah, whom he is both extremely protective over and obsessed about. Gopher personally believes that he is the only one who can satisfy Noah. Justin also describes Gopher as always being uptight. He later demonstrates a tendency to bite his top lip whenever he becomes enraged.
- Meaningful Name: Gopherwood was what the biblical Noah built his ark from. Guess who SE Noah uses as a tool to create his own 'ark'?
- Villain Exit Stage Left: Although he's hardly a villain at this point, the manga ends with him seen happily carrying off the six remaining Noahs Asura and Crona spat out while they're still unconscious.
- Yandere: To the point of parody. Gopher seems to think everyone is a rival for "Noah-sama's" affection.
Table of Contents (TOC)/The Index
A small, unassuming creature that acts as a guide inside the Book of Eibon, leading its visitors through the book's chapters until they reach enlightenment or madness.
- Affably Evil: Its motivations certainly aren't good, but it's still polite, helpful, and true to its word.
A samurai with a soul so strong that it counts for ninety-nine souls by itself. Black Star was about to take his soul but stopped when he saw how Mifune was protecting the young witch, Angela. He acts like a big brother or even a father to Angela. Once Arachnophobia is reformed Mifune starts working for them in exchange for protection for Angela.
- Anti-Villain: The only villainous thing he did was join Arachnophobia, and that was to protect Angela.
- Badass: Undeniably so. Not only he hands Black Star his ass often, but has fought on even footing with Sid, who was using a Death Scythe.
- Badass Normal: When you consider that he isn't a Meister or Weapon, he becomes even more badass. As impossible as it may be.
- Badass and Child Duo: The badass to Angela's child.
- Master Swordsman: Thanks to his style, he can take advantage of his many blades in countless ways, even using them as projectiles or stepping stones.
- Simultaneous Blade Spam: Mifune can do this with his "infinite sword style" moves. Not only can he trap his opponent by pinning them down with some of his many swords but he can make each sword strike multiple times by making them vibrate.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Unlike in the manga, he survives his battle with Black Star, pulls a Heel-Face Turn, and possible becomes a teacher for the DWMA in the anime.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Although he feels free to fight one if needed, he avoids seriously injurying them. He eventually makes an exception for Black Star once he accepts him as a genuine opponent he can't hold back against.
- You Killed My Father: Anime only, in which he is responsible for killing Black Star's father, White Star. Subverted in that not only does Black Star not kill him, he holds no grudge against Mifune for that specifically, as he knows his father deserved what was coming to him.
Insanity incarnate, it was born as a result of the madness Asura released into the world. Maka and Soul first encountered it in a twisted factory where it tried to drive them both insane, but they defeated it with Maka's anti-demon wavelength. It escaped, and has since allied itself with Noah's team and with Justin Law in particular. Until they find the Kishin on the Moon and they abandon Noah for Asura's clown armies.
- Adaptational Heroism: The Clown and its Palette Swapped double appear in the anime, but instead of having anything to do with Asura they're mechanical guardians of the key to Brew. They stilled killed quite a few innocent people, though.
- Combat Tentacles: White Rabbit's main weapons.
- The Corruption:
- It and the Black Clown spread insanity just by existing.
- In turn, the Clowns rise from the corruption of Asura's insanity. Asura's dwelling is packed with them.
- Monster Clown: On top of being scary as hell, its body is so twisted that it's barely recognizable as a clown at all. Presumably, one look at it would make Death the Kid's head explode.
- Mooks: Asura has his own army of Clowns.
- Elite Mooks: Moonlight, White Rabbit and Kaguya are basically this, since they are more powerful than the other Clowns and have their own powers. Others appeared later.
- Giant Mook: the giant spider-like clown on the Moon.
- Superpowered Mooks: Moonlight, White Rabbit and Kaguya again.
- My Breasts Are Down Here: Technically, Kaguya's only form of clothing is her mantle-like robe, but she still has her breasts tattooed with black circles as well as blackened nipples.
- Not Quite Dead: After being cut in half by Maka's Demon Hunter, it revived, freaked them out one last time, and disappeared. The attack apparently caused some lasting damage, because now its head is even more deformed than usual.
- Playing with Fire: Kaguya can also use fire attacks.
- Shout-Out: Kaguya and her attacks are modelled after her mythological self.
- Troll: Kaguya costantly treats Kid and the other attackers as a bunch of sick perverts wanting to molest her and mocks them about it. Non-stop.
- Wrestler in All of Us: The First Clown tries to kill Maka with a lariat.
The mysterious creator of BREW, the Eternal Spring, and the Book of Eibon, among other demon tools. Eibon was one of Shinigami's eight warriors, alongside Asura. Not much else is known about him.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Represents the madness of knowledge.
- The Atoner: Anime only. He sided with Arachne to save his lover from death, and turns himself into the key to unlock BREW for Shinigami to use when he failed.
- Eldritch Abomination: Called a Great Old One, along with the other Eight Warlords.
- The Faceless: Due to wearing several masks and an ornate robe during his only comfirmed appearance.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: In the manga he lives in the Tempest, where most people assume he's just another illusion.
The Flying Dutchman
The Dutchman is the soul of the ship Nidhogg, who fought Death the Kid while collecting souls for the Kishin. He later appeared as a factory which housed The Clown. Ultimately, he was destroyed, after being toyed with by Blair.
- Berserk Button: Becomes furious to the point of madness when Blair steals his hat.
- Genius Loci: A ship, and, later, a factory.
- Go Out with a Smile: For some reason when he's tricked into making himself dissolve he looks as if he's ascending into heaven.
- Hand Cannon: His weapon of choice during his time on the ghost ship.
- Immortality: As long as Nidhogg isn't completely destroyed, he can survive through anything. For example he was bisected to pieces several times by Crona and didn't die.
- Nice Hat: Of which he is very protective.
- Nonstandard Character Design: Dude looks like an evil Muppet...
- Self-Destruct Mechanism: His second form included one that would kill anyone who touched it; he tried to goad Blair into pressing it by claiming it would kill him. However, Blair tricked him into pressing it himself, so he died, taking the factory with him.
- Spared by the Adaptation: The anime kept the scene after the battle on the Nidhogg of him rowing away, but he never shows up again, implying he's still alive.
A little girl who lives in Death City with her parents.
- Adult Fear: Your cute five-year-old (insert: daughter, sister, cousin, ward, neighbor, etc.) goes pets a stray dog while walk down the street. After that she starts talking to herself while watching TV for way too long and acting like a zombie. Later that night you have a glimpse of a super creepy viper, and your little girl cries and claims to have seen it too. The morning after, she keeps acting creepy and kills a spider with her own hands... and starts talking like an adult and acting cold to you, addressing you as if you were a stranger. And then, she vanishes right in front of your porch, and you can't do anything abut it. Yikes.
- Back for the Finale: Has a cameo in the manga's last chapter looking with her parents at the newly reshaped moon.
- Barrier Maiden: Sorta. Medusa not only possesses her, but uses her as a hostage: yeah, she did promise to leave Rachel's body, but it doesn't mean she can't use Rachel's age and pawn condition to her advantage.
- Creepy Child: Not her fault. Dammit, Medusa.
- Evil Costume Switch: She wears a black dress similar to Medusa's own when possessed.
- Fille Fatale: Sorta, since Medusa keeps acting as The Vamp while in the poor little girl's body, doing so specially to drive Stein and others mad. Aaaaaaauuuugh.
- Grand Theft Me: On the receiving end.
A weapon who takes the form of a giant harpoon gun. He is traditionally wielded by a different person for his village's annual sky whale
- Meaningful Name: He's named after Captain Ahab of Moby-Dick. But unlike his namesake, who hunts one particular whale out of revenge, this guy hunts one type of whale for the genuine threat it poses against his village, and the world for that matter.
- Student and Master Team: He's far older and more experienced than his meisters, and guides them during their hunts.
One of Arachnophobia's assassins, a rather ditzy evil human who wears an equally odd orange deep-sea diving suit. He is sent to take the Eternal Spring from the Runaway Express, and fights Kid over it with his hook firing cannon.
- Ambiguously Human: If you didn't know he was an evil human you'd probably assume this. His body moves in such a way that one could think he was a balloon monster.his whole body even looks like it deflated when he dies by Sid's hand, despite being shot in the abdomen a little while earlier by Kid and still moving that way.
- Assassin Outclassin': He's distinctly refferred to as an assassin by Kid, but seems to be an Informed Attribute, as he's only sent to get the Eternal Spring and is never shown hunting somebody down.
- Blood from Every Orifice: After he is killed by Sid, blood is seen coming out of an eyehole of his mask, since this eyehole is facing up, its unlikely that it is runoff from his forehead (where he got stabbed with the knife).
- The Ditz: He disconnects the trains cars to stop Kid from advancing, but jumps to avoid Mizune's bombs...landing right next to kid on the train cars he just disconnected. It takes him about half a minute to realize his mistake.
- The Faceless: His face is never ever seen under that mask.
- Grappling-Hook Pistol: what his weapon doubles as, though its more of a grappling hook cannon.
- Hand Cannon: one that fires giant fishing hooks, no less.
- His Name Is...: While he does reveal that Death and Eibon were associates, he's killed by Sid before he can reveal to Kid who exactly Eibon was.
- Jiggle Physics: Whenever he moves fast, his entire suit jiggles about
- Laughably Evil: Fisher is EXREMELY hard to take seriously until he drops his goofy attitude to reveal Eibon's connection to Death.
- Outside-Context Villain: He's a scuba diver assassin on a train speeding through the desert.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: his voice becomes calm and serious when he reveals that Death and Eibon were partners in some way at some point, the shift is quite jarring considering how eccentric Fisher was up until then.
An ogre in a suit that resides in Soul after he's infected by the black blood. Constantly tries to tempt him into tapping into the power.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the anime he tries to take over Soul's body the more he used the Black Blood's power. This was due to the fact the manga hadn't ended yet and the showrunners wanted to do something with him.
- The Corrupter: As he's a representation of the black blood inside Soul.
- Deal with the Devil: Gives off this vibe. He even looks like a red devil.
- Eaten Alive: In the anime, he attempts this on Soul when he taps into too much of the black blood's power. Soul returns the favor after regaining control of his body.
Jack the Ripper
A power-hungry Evil Human serial killer, Jack is the first character introduced in the series. Fights with long metal claws attached to his arms.
- Ambiguously Human: Jack barely resembles a human after consuming souls.
- Bald of Evil: Is balding, with hair on either side of his head.
- Body Horror: For one, the entirety of the front of his face is stitched on, for another his body is twisted due to soul consumption.
- Bondage Is Bad: His outfit invokes this to a safe-for-work degree.
- Call Back: later on in the anime, Maka is shown to wear slippers with his face on them.
- Fan Disservice: Barely has anything on.
- Gory Discretion Shot: Subverted, His brutal act of cutting a woman's torso open is shown in shadows on the alley walls. However the freshly-bleeding body is still seen after the act has been done.
- Jack the Ripper: Unlike most examples of this though, this version is just the introductory villain.
- Obviously Evil: He doesn't even try to be subtle.
- Overly Long Tongue: Best seen right before his attack, and when he licks his claws.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Compared to many other characters, he's really outclassed, but had the deadly potential to become a Kishin. Its implied that he was extremely close to this point when Maka confronted him.
- Serial Killer: It's a distinct title of his.
- Single-Stroke Battle: How he's finished off.
- Starter Villain: The first Evil Human introduced and actually the very first character to appear on-screen and in-manga.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Evil Humans generally don't do much in terms of strategy, preferring straight-forward attacking. in the anime at least, Jack had no strategy, but has agility, speed, and raw power would've made him a much greater threat if Maka had had less experience when she went after him.
- Your Soul Is Mine: As a general Rule, Evil Humans generally want to eat more souls so they can get more power.
An evil human in Florence, Italy, who carries a knife and wears a bag over his head. Killed people who went to Emerald Cove.
- Flat Character: He really wasn't given enough time in either the anime or the manga, to establish much characterization.
- In a Single Bound: He can jump extremely high, evidenced when he attacks Maka.
- Single-Stroke Battle: Falls victim to this.
- Shout-Out: To Jason Vorhees, what with the Machete, the 13 on his back and the fact that he kills people who come to a cove.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Sobs that Demon Weapons and Meisters as a whole get to kill as they please. Maka is quick to point out this is not the case after beating him.
Evil Monk Rasputin
An evil human monk who appears briefly when Maka gets back to collecting souls.
- Badass Beard: Shaped like a cross, no less.
- Badass Boast: Claims to be very resilient, which is immediately followed by him being cut in two.
- Implacable Man: Claims he is, but averted.
- Rasputinian Death: Despite what he's based on, he doesn't suffer this kind of fate. He does mention however, that not even bullets hurt him, which is not only a homage to the original Rasputin's near invulnerability, but also ironic considering his real-life counterpart died easily via gunshot.
- Single-Stroke Battle: Seems to be a reoccurring theme with Maka's fights.
An evil human mobster leader who believe a Witch's soul will make him and his gang unstoppable. He escapes his initial encounter to go after Angela Leon.
- Shout-Out: Not only to the actual Al Capone, but to Alcatraz Federal Prison, judged by the way his name is spelled.
Master Theif, Lupin
A Evil Human who steals souls, he is encountered by Death the Kid in his first appearance, but escapes while Kid, Patty, and Liz distract themselves.
- Phantom Thief: His title.
- The Badguy Wins: He gets away with a large bag of souls due to Kid's OCD and apparently has yet to be captured.
- Villain with Good Publicity: He has his own comic book, which Black Star seems to enjoy thouroughly while working on the academy's library.
Frey D. Sadoko
An evil human that kills people by making them listen to a cursed word, which allows her to kill them in their dreams. Attacks with her long nails.
A hunchback evil human that appears exclusively in the video game Monotone Princess
. He guards a cocoon with a soul inside of it and is the second boss. He fights with a huge bell.
- Badass Normal: Moreso than a lot of other Evil Humans, he's not fast, but he is very skilled with that bell, attacking and defending in equal measure. In fact he's one of the few Evil Humans Maka has faced that has actually managed to hurt her.
- Improbable Weapon User: He weilds a large copper bell to smash people with and can summon more to fall on top of people.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: one that always covers one side of his mouth.
- Mighty Glacier: he moves rather slowly, but can perform such feats as deflecting Black Star's weapon with his bare hand, and smash through architecture.
A werewolf from germany who steals one of the cocoons with an evil human's soul inside it during the events of Monotone Princess
. He attacks those who enter his castle with metal claws.
- Jagged Mouth: A square shaped one, as opposed to the usual serrated version. it adds on to his skeletal appearance.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: He's a bony, nearly hairless werewolf who eats souls and cannot turn back into a human.
- Made of Iron: He doesn't have immortality like Free does because he ate an innocent soul, but he still takes a lot of concentrated effort to finally bring down.
- Stock Ninja Weaponry: His metal claws.
An evil human Garnier who appears in Monotone Princess
. Uses belts and a sword.
- Badass Normal: Similar to Killbell, and unlike other evil humans, Nals seems to have much more skill with his weapon as opposed to blunt force. He takeson Death the Kid in an almost even fight using fencing and speed to deflect his bullets and force him back a bit.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: It is rather spiffy, belts aside.
An evil human who was released when the soul cocoon retrieved from Alone hatched while Stein was studying it. It fights Black Star in the library, where it attacks by spinning and stabbing.