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Maka Albarn & Soul Eater
and meister to Soul. Her goal is to obtain the 100 souls required to turn Soul into a Death Scythe. She is a very kind, sweet, intelligent, responsible, and mature young girl who also kicks bad guy ass, and she is the heroine of the series.
- Action Girl
- A-Cup Angst: This anxiety is played-up in the manga.
- Almighty Janitor: Not anymore, since Soul is a Death Scythe now.
- Aversion: Soul Eater Not! came out later; but as a prequel it showed that Maka was never considered "normal." She's in the top 10% of the school; and one of the few who are expected to actually fight evil. (Most DWMA students are trained enough so they don't accidentally hurt themselves or others.)
- Awesome by Analysis
- Ax-Crazy: Under the effect of the black blood when fighting Crona.
- Badass Adorable
- Badass Bookworm: Soul is her weapon of choice. Her second favorite weapon? A nice, hard book.
- Badass in Distress: What Maka goes through through in the Envy and Sloth chapters. She gets back in action soon enough, though.
- Badass Longcoat
- Battle Ballgown/Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: The Black Blood dress armor.
- Berserk Button: Soul getting hurt is one, especially if she's the reason he gets hurt, although to a lesser degree. The most obvious is their in their initial fight with Crona. The next time they meet, she beats the shit outta the kid, before befriending him/her of course.
- Maka also finds Medusa extremely frustrating to deal with, especially since Maka seems to want to find the best in everyone.
- In the anime, after she befriends Crona, hurting Crona becomes one. As an example, during the final fight with Medusa in the anime, Crona gets badly injured by Medusa when trying to protect Maka. Maka then unleashes a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on Medusa.
- Another thing that triggers this is Blair's flirtations with Soul, or Soul and Black Star's immature jokes. Understandable, as she is quite mature and serious in comparison with them, so such behavior would naturally annoy her.
- But Not Too Foreign: She's half-Japanese. What the other half is is never specified.
- Catch Phrase: "I'll take your soul." Or something similar.
- Character Development: She's always been a pretty kind and sweet girl, but she did have her temper moments at first. As the series progressed, her temper issues are replaced with being more responsible and courageous.
- Childhood Friends: With Black*Star
- Combat Sadomasochist: Shows signs of this when under the effects of the black blood; for example, she asks to Crona to "do something gruesome to her" or to "pluck out her eyes or tongue".
- Cry Cute: She's a tough girl, but she has her moments.
- Cute Bruiser: Not readily apparent because she mostly uses a cutting weapon, but in her second fight with Crona she shows she can just punch pretty damn hard. Not to mention in the anime, she defeats Asura and cracks his body apart with nothing but a punch to his face.
- Dangerously Short Skirt
- Demon Slaying: One of the few characters gifted with the sought-after anti-demon wavelength. As a result, she's extremely sensitive to and good a killing anything "demonic", and great at canceling out madness through soul resonance.
- Determinator/Plucky Girl: Eventually. When she does become it though, the only thing that can stop her is unconsciousness or death. Really. This is more focused on in the manga particularly when fighting against the mad clown and destroying Arachne, where her absolute grim determination tops everything else.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: At least to some, Maka's scythe-spinning is reminiscent of color guard flag-spinning.
- Everything's Better with Spinning
- Expressive Hair: In the anime her pigtails stand up and/or wiggle when she's agitated.
- Fanservice: While Maka is mainly an aversion of this starting from the first chapter, recent color pages have been showing her...um...development. Especially with the color page of Square Enix for Chapter 77, where her outfit looks quite similar to Yoko's, or Black★Rock Shooter. The fanservice from her is much more direct in the anime, as the camera does a pretty good job at making her look quite sexy in battle scenes, with her extremely short skirt and smooth long legs often emphasized while she's also kicking bad guy ass.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric. Extroverted, determined, but prone to aggression and impulsivity.
- Generation Xerox: Somewhat, with her mother; moreso in the anime.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Green-Eyed Monster: The Envy Chapter forces Maka to acknowledge her envy of the other meisters who want to be Soul's partner, people like Liz who can appreciate music with Soul, and music itself.
- Green Eyes
- Hammerspace: Where does that book come from?
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Maka has a lot of secret insecurities about her strength as a meister. Something of a Tear Jerker in how it comes about, illustrated by her seeming inability to pull off one of her signature moves, and coming after a period of Maka having gained much greater confidence and increased ability in the areas which troubled her earlier on; see how she handles both Arachne and Gopher.
- The Heroine: She'll generally help anyone in need, always try to do the right things, and cares about the safety of the world and fighting against evil.
- Honor Before Reason: Happens multiple times; first, during Italy she tries to save the thugs who attacked her and Soul earlier that day because they were in danger from Crona. Later, she risks her own life and sanity by giving into the Black Blood to help Crona, whom was actually her enemy at the time. Lastly, she once allows Black Star to punch her because she punched him earlier out of anger at his jerkass remarks towards her, even though he very well deserved the punch.
- I Can't Dance: Maka usually says she can't dance. When she dances with Soul or her father, she lets them lead.
- Ideal Hero: Eventually. She starts out with some temper issues, but over time she develops into this. Responsible, caring, selfless, kind, intelligent, ass kicking, and courageous, she well resembles a heroine anyone can look up to.
- Almost every character in the show even looks up to her as this. Everyone trusts her to make the right choices and she's generally respected and trusted by everyone. She's even trusted to be able to beat the main villain Asura when no one else could She does.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Being a mere human with an interfering black blood ability, Asura decides to take care of Maka first and stabs her straight through her chest with his hand. Soul helps her No Sell it with Black Blood.
- Improbable Weapon User: Might not be as outlandish as other characters' cases, but if you consider that a scythe is a legitimate agricultural hand tool, this could be applicable. Scythes are incredibly difficult to use effectively in real combat. Though, if one was used, it would probably be like how Maka does it in the first episode of the anime.
- Joshikousei: In the manga, after becoming part of Spartoi.
- Lamarck Was Right: In the anime she both gains the ability of Demon Hunter, which was created by her mother, and her weapon form from her father.
- Laughing Mad: When under the influence of the black blood.
- The Leader: Elected as leader of their Chain Resonance team by Stein. Although, the three of them rarely actually work together much until near the end of the series.
- Magic Skirt: In the anime. Although there are actually a few shots up her skirt in the first episode when she's fighting Jack the Ripper, and a brief one if you look closely in the opening theme 2.
- Missing Mom: Her mother is traveling around the world.
- Morality Chain: She ends up being one to Crona. Crona admits to not caring much about the world as a whole, but decides to save it anyway because that's what Maka wants.
- Nice Girl: She's generally very kind, sweet and helpful towards everyone, except in the occasional circumstance when Soul is really frustrating her.
- Odango Hair: Temporarily donned this while studying for the exams.
- Odd Friendship: With Black Star. They have been shown to see each other as good friends and spend a lot of time hanging out, even though they have completely opposite personalities, goals, and morals.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Maka to Crona after hir Face-Heel Turn and complete descent into madness. She's so determined to get Crona back to hir senses that, while hunting for hir along with a few other Spartoi members in Italy, she pretends not to know where Crona is when she's actually found hir right away, and sends the others on a Wild Goose Chase to ensure their confrontation remains one-on-one; she even goes without Soul. The only ones aware of her determination (Soul, Black Star, and Tsubaki) respect her decision to fight alone, but make themselves available in case things go south.
- Only Sane Girl: Black Star's pretty much an arrogant jerk, and Kid's an obsessive freak over symmetry. But she's actually very practical and mature.
- Open the Iris: Inverted as her normally invisible pupils become visible when emotionally shocked or when she uses her soul perception.
- Opposites Attract: She's smart, kind, responsible, and strong willed, whereas Soul is arrogant, snarky, careless and laid back. Thus, Soul is largely the result of her occasional Tsundere moments. But, they are deep down best friends who always look out for each other.
- Panty Shot: In the manga, though not very often and even less as the series goes on. The anime has a complete Magic Skirt, aside from a few barely noticeable shots up her skirt at the beginning of the first episode.
- The Protagonist: It's her story overall. Despite a lot of side plots focusing on other characters, she's the focus of the main story.
- Red Is Heroic: She's easily the most heroic character, and her skirt and scythe are both red.
- Say My Name: She screams Crona's name in her fight with him in episode 20, and screams "MEDUSAAAAA!" quite a few times in their final fight in episodes 44 and 45.
- School Uniforms are the New Black: She's almost always seen wearing some kind of school uniform - be it at school itself, when out on missions (coupled with her signature black longcoat) or just hanging out.
- Screaming Warrior: In the anime, she has shades of this.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: She does this several times over the course of the series, usually involving Crona ( especially when she defies an order to execute her friend, and instead sets out to save him.) She apparently shares this trait with both parents.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: She looks quite stunning in a dress.
- She's Got Legs: The anime especially likes to remind us of this.
- Significant Anagram: Maka is an anagram of "kama", which means "scythe" in Japanese.
- Slasher Smile
- Super-Powered Evil Side: Although she really doesn't have an evil side; she's still the heroine at all times and displayed as primarily the only character with no evil in her, but the black blood does make her stronger.
- Throw the Book at Them: Maka Chop!
- Tsundere: A tiny, tiny bit. She is almost always very kind-hearted and sweet, but she has her temper moments. Primarily when seeing Soul with Blair. More accurately, she is this a bit at the start of the series, but through her character development, eventually only the sweet and kind-hearted side remains.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Her and Soul.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Maka's more down-to-earth, while her dad's a goofball.
- Weak, but Skilled: Compared to the two other protagonist groups, she's a lot less powerful: She doesn't have Black Star's raw strength that allows him to do soul purges, nor does she have the abilities of a Grim Reaper like Death the Kid. However, she's quite studious and has trained to be able to use many advanced techniques like Witch Hunter to allow her to match up. Also, because she's much smarter than both Kid and Black Star, she's often able to use her brains alone to defeat enemies they can't defeat due to their recklessness.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The Black Blood.
- Woman in White: Her final Kishin Hunter form from the manga.
- Women Are Wiser: She's much more levelheaded than the guys in her team and the smartest in her class. In the anime, she's the one who figured out how to defeat Asura; it boiled down to being wiser than him.
Soul "Eater" Evans
Maka's snarky Demon Scythe partner, who constantly strives to be a "cool" guy, with mixed success. He's also a talented pianist, but suffers some resentment towards his more gifted violinist brother, Wes.
- Achey Scars: In the manga, his scar from Ragnarok aches as Medusa experiments with Crona's black blood more and more.
- Always Save the Girl: Maka's safety comes before his own, no ifs, ands, or buts.
- Ax-Crazy: When the black blood decides to act up.
- Catch Phrase: Seems to have a preference for using the word "Cool".
- Celibate Hero: Though often bursting out into nosebleeds at the sight of Blair, Soul does not make any romantic endeavors throughout the anime.
- Character Development: He even gets a costume to change to signify his character development (notable in that he is the only character in the series to gain a new wardrobe come Season 3). Soul is first portrayed as a very laidback and level-headed guy who also had a hot-headed, Jerk Ass streak a mile long. As the series progresses, Soul proves to be very, very competent and kindhearted.
- He eventually becomes the cool, level-headed one instead of Maka.
- Come Season 3, he also ditches a lot of his quirky attributes and turns more serious.
- Character Title
- Combat Pragmatist: He causes Blair to let her guard down (and thus letting him slice through her) by deceiving not only her, but Maka as well; he silently comes from out of nowhere and stabs Free in the chest when Free is waiting for the next person to rush forward and attack ("Mister, this is a fight; you shouldn't let your guard down"); and he tries to intervene in female Giriko's "girls only" fight by partially transforming half his body and kicking her away from Maka.
- Cool Bike
- Cultural Rebel: A fairly minor example, but it's still present. Soul fashions himself a "cool guy" and has the attitude and wardrobe to show for it. He's also a skilled pianist and afraid of socializing with others, two particular traits unassociated with "cool guys". He's still super cool.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Deal with the Devil: Happens when he gets infected by the Black Blood, which manifests itself as a devil in his head that offers him power in exchange for his sanity. Maka and Soul eventually give in to this so that they can defeat Crona and just barely regain their sanity.
- Death Glare: Because of his naturally red eyes and droopy appearance, he can give off one hell of a death glare.
- Establishing Character Moment: Has a particularly awesome one when he expertly tricks Blair into a trap in the first episode of the anime.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic. Introverted, very loyal, compassionate, aloof.
- Soul could also be Leukine, given his generally cool attitude and indifference towards things, yet possesses a great sense of bravery and an occasional temper.
- Green-Eyed Monster: The Envy Chapter shows that Soul, despite all he has accomplished as a weapon, still envies his brother Wes' superior musical talent.
- Hair Decorations
- Heroic Willpower: He get his chest chainsawed and still gets back up.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Black☆Star.
- Hidden Depths: He appears mostly composed, has a desire to be cool, has a fierce loyalty to his meister and wants to become a great Death Scythe. On the inside, he's extremely antisocial, thinks he is inferior in his talents and abilities (which all subconsciously restrains him from unleashing greater power) and there's only one person he trusts enough that gives him the courage to face it all.
- His Name Really Is Barkeep: Soul Eater. He willingly chooses to be called Eater due to his insecurity about his musical talent and thus fear of shaming the Evans' family name, and "Soul" is apparently really his first name.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's ribbed Maka on several occasions for being unattractive (thought he apparently ceases this altogether after the Salvage arc), but still considers her the best partner. The "jerk" part is taken up to eleven in the drama CD, where his belittling Maka for lack of sex appeal actual makes her upset.
- The Lancer
- Landing in Someone's Bathtub: He ended up landing in Blair's bubble bath when he jumped through the window of her house.
- Living Relic: With the DWMA's alliance with witches marking the start of a new era, Soul wins the honor of being the very last Death Scythe to be ever made. 700 years of using witch souls to turn demon weapons into Death Scythes ends with him.
- Meaningful Name: Might be named after Bill Evans, a prominent 20th century jazz pianist.
- His title of "The Last Death Scythe".
- Musical Assassin
- Nosebleed: Whenever Blair's around.
- Noun Verber
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Possibly, since in Soul Eater Not! it is stated that DWMA students can choose their own name.
- Power Gives You Wings
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Renaissance Man: Soul can expertly play the piano, is an excellent fighter, a good combat strategist, and is widely considered to be one of the most skilled weapons on the Academy's campus.
- Sanity Slippage: After a period where it seems the Superpowered Evil Side held no danger, this one is back when he gets near the orbs of black blood containing Tsar Pushka and his meister.
- Sarcastic Devotee: To Maka.
- Scars Are Forever: After getting this, he becomes shirtless in weapon form.
- Scythe Beams: Can do this.
- Shapeshifter Weapon
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Soul looks really good in a black pin-striped suit.
- Shirtless Scene: During the exam episode, and sometimes when in weapon form.
- Sinister Scythe
- Slasher Smile: A rare heroic example, but it's more from his teeth being inexplicably jagged than anything else.
- Super-Powered Evil Side
- Talking Weapon
- The Stoic: Soul is a boy of (sometimes) few words and fewer emotions.
- Tsundere: Type A, as promptly demonstrated on the drama CDs. He first pushes away and insults Maka, then nearly has a heart attack and talks about how cute he thinks she is when she's not around. Of course, he's under a spell.
- Undying Loyalty: To Maka.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Maka.
- To a lesser degree, his relationship with Black*Star.
- Weak, but Skilled: Compared to the two other protagonist groups, he's a lot less powerful: He doesn't have Tsubaki's flexibility nor the power of the Thompson sisters and his meister isn't as powerful either. However, he does possess a lot of skill, a certain attitude and interesting abilities like playing music with his soul that allows for a much greater performance than his otherwise lackluster abilities would suggest.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The black blood.
Black☆Star & Tsubaki Nakatsukasa
A loud-mouthed ninja who doesn't seem to grasp the concept of stealth
, Black☆Star is a perpetual show-off whose stated goal in life is to surpass God. He is Tsubaki's meister. He is largely the Anti-Hero
of the three main characters.
Black☆Star's agreeable and level-headed Dark Demon Blade partner. She can change into multiple ninja weapons (shuriken, smoke bomb, a katana, etc).
- Action Girl: Easily the most kick ass of the female weapons.
- Badass Adorable: Tsubaki is a competent partner and weapon, but her friendly nature and kindness as well as being The Only Sane One at times, makes her very cute.
- Berserk Button: She's leveled headed but she did kick Black☆Star's butt for getting caught peeping on her and the others girls at the bathhouse. She did not mind the peeping itself.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Black Swords Are Better
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Masamune's Cain.
- Casting a Shadow: Her Uncanny Sword mode's Shadow☆Star attack turns Black☆Star's shadow into tendrils that can snare the enemy. Later on, after they master the Uncanny Sword, this becomes a Shadow☆Star fighting style with a variety of shadow-based abilities. These include a blade literally chained to Black☆Star's shadow, wrapping Black☆Star's fist in shadows to improve his power, splitting off Black☆Star's shadow into after-images with traces of matter, morphing Tsubaki into a dopplegänger of Black☆Star by using his shadow, and transforming Black☆Star's shadow into a scarf that can cut like a sword.
- The Chick: The reason she can support Black☆Star so well is because she has a supportive and kind personality.
- Covert Pervert: While in the Book of Eibon, everyone has their gender changed for a duration proportional to their amount of personal lust, and she ends up staying that way longer than anyone apart from Blair, who is entirely unconcerned.
- Dark Is Not Evil: After defeating her brother.
- Detached Sleeves
- Expy: Design-wise she bears a close resemblance to Ibuki.
- Fashionable Asymmetry
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Leukine. Balanced, compassionate, supportive, and horny, as it turns out.
- Furo Scene: Time delay before her first bath? One episode.
- Innocent Cohabitation: According to Black☆Star, Tsubaki he and sleep in the same room because they aren't enough rooms in the house. Kilik is jealous because, hey, it's Tsubaki we're talking about here.
- Morph Weapon: Can turn into Stock Ninja Weaponry, including a Fuuma Shuriken, a smoke bomb and a katana. Turns out to be a hereditary power of her "clan", to be able to turn into various ninja weapons.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Nice Girl: Surprisingly, especially on who she's partnered with.
- Only Sane Woman: The closest any of the main characters come to at least.
- One Head Taller: To Black Star later.
- Power Copying: After defeating her brother and taking his soul, she gains the power to turn into a soul-sucking "Uncanny Sword", same as him. It's rather difficult for Black☆Star to use it at first. Following Mifune's defeat, she and Black Star begin using a technique similar to the former's Infinite Sword and Disorderly line styles.
- Prehensile Hair: Her usual compromise in order to use her powers while retaining maximum human form.
- Purple Eyes
- Rapunzel Hair
- Scarf of Asskicking
- Shrinking Violet
- Silk Hiding Steel: She's possibly the nicest character in the series. Now watch her fight with her brother.
- Slipknot Ponytail
- The Straight Man: Plays this Black☆Star, Hilarity Ensues.
- Swiss-Army Weapon: Most Weapons can transform into only one weapon. Tsubaki can transform into at least five.
- Talking Weapon
- Team Mom: The most level-headed and emotionally mature of the students.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: To Black Star.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: You'd have to be, to deal with Black☆Star on a daily basis. She also looks the part, especially in flashbacks where she wears a yukata.
- Zettai Ryouiki
Death the Kid & the Thompson Sisters
Death the Kid
Son of the Grim Reaper and meister to Liz and Patty. He is a very gifted meister whose only flaw is his crippling OCD, which manifests as an obsessive need to have everything be symmetrical. Hence, his naturally asymmetrical hairstyle is a source of great angst for him.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Gets on his hands and knees and begs the witches' council to aid the DWMA in destroying Asura, right after reminding them that he can kill every one of them without any trouble.
- Almighty Janitor: Perhaps the only one of the three main teams to still count as this. Black☆Star and Maka are promoted to two-star students whereas Kid, thanks to having been kidnapped by a magician, is still where he started. Though for him it always has been more of a technicality, since being Death's family trumps his status as a one-star Meister. Of course, he eventually outgrows this when he becomes the new Grim Reaper.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: In the final chapter, where is crowned as the new Grim Reaper in wake of his father's death.
- Beat It By Compulsion: The easiest way to take him down.
- Berserk Button:
- If Kid cannot fix something asymmetrical, he will blow it up.
- Insulting his father is a bad move.
- In his debut appearance, he punts a cute creature across the hall as soon as he found out it had one more eyelash on one side than the other, and later destroys the Monster of the Week, pyramid and all, because of how ugly his One-Winged Angel form was.
- Believing absolute power is the solution to fear will set him off like nothing else. Crona decided to battle philosophies with Kid and got absolutely destroyed for his troubles.
- BFG: Death Cannon.
- Black Cloak: Wears one along with a skull mask on certain missions, making him look just like his father from certain angles. Gains a natural one upon achieving his full Reaper form.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Asura's Cain.
- Catch Phrase: "Kichiri kachiri", which could be translated as "precise and perfect". In the English dub, it's "absolutely perfect".
- Cool Board: A skateboard he can summon at will and even fly.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His insanity powerup.
- Defense Mechanism Superpower: The first time Kid's Sanzu Lines are shown to be significant is when their activation saves him from being killed by Mosquito.
- Deuteragonist: Shares this role with Black Star as said before, whilst Maka is The Protagonist.
- Drunk with Power: Right after he obtains his new insanity powerup from the "G.O.O.", he decides to use it to destroy everything in order to selfishly satisfy his own sense of "asthetics" (aka the "ultimate symmetry"). Black Star thankfully manages to knock him back to his senses.
- Averted when he ascends, and realizes that his father and now him have the "madness of order" which could turn all of humanity into mindless puppets to counter the Kishin's madness. He refuses to use it, citing his faith in humanity.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: When he gets serious, he looks downright creepy.
- Exotic Eye Designs: He has a circle parallel to the iris. Upon reaching his true Grim Reaper form, his irises turn into skulls.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: His hair, except he doesn't seem too convinced about the "fashionable" part and is unable to adjust it.
- Fatal Flaw: His obsession with symmetry keeps him from winning fights he would otherwise have no problem with.
- Flash Step
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic. Highly organized, infected with OCD, refined.
- Gangsta Style: Kid takes this Up to Eleven by gripping his guns upside-down.
- Gentleman Snarker: Kid is definitely this; especially apparent during his fight with Soul and Black Star.
- Genius Bruiser: While not as intelligent as the book addicted Maka, he has an extremely cunning and deductive intellect. Episodes involving him likely contain portions of investigation as well as him going over the lore of the creature he's hunting.
- A God I Am Not: While he occasionally states he is a god as a matter of fact, it is his attachment to and understanding of humans (and others, he reaches an arrangement with the Witch Queen) which allows him to become a 'true' Reaper.
- The Grim Reaper
- Gun Fu
- Guns Akimbo
- The Gunslinger
- Hellish Pupils: After ascending to full-Reaper status, his pupils become shaped like Reaper masks.
- Heroic BSOD: Played for Laughs whenever he does something unsymmetrical. Played straight in the manga; while he's trapped in the Book of Eibon, Kid goes insane and harbors an apocalyptic grudge to destroy everything so the world can finally be symmetrical. He gets better.
- Hover Board
- Idiot Hero: A heroic character who believes in fighting for good, but his OCD over symmetry while trying to be heroic certainly makes him this way. That being said, when he's on his game, he's unstoppable.
- Humanoid Abomination: Described as a "Fragment of the Madness of Law" by G.O.O., which explains his OCD which is often derided as a medical form of madness.
- Kid Detective: No pun intended. There are many times where he decides to carry out investigations that he keeps secret from everyone, including Liz, Patty, and even his father.
- Meaningful Name: It certainly makes sense someone named Death the Kid would use a pair of cowgirls for gun slinging.
- Mr. Vice Guy: Super OCD prevents him from being the true Only Sane Man of the group; at his best, it's Up to Eleven.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Not in general, but it's one of the first things to go out the window when he's obsessing over something: his first appearance has him offhandedly grabbing Liz and Patty's breasts to see that they're still different sized, he tried to get Kim and Jackie to finishing bathing faster by walking in on them and helping them out, and his one appearance in Soul Eater Not! so far has him bringing his face extremely close to Tsugumi's for the sake of evening out her hair.
- Not so Above It All: He would be the most mature and capable of the group, but his Super OCD tends to knock him down a couple pegs.
- Omnicidal Maniac: When he goes insane, he aims for a Class Z Apocalypse How. He gets better.
- The Perfectionist
- Power Limiter: The Sanzu Lines, the lines in his hair. As he unlocks them, they activate a Defence Mechanism Superpower, a Super Mode, and then the progressive levels culminating with his becoming a 'true' shinigami in the closing chapters.
- Pulling Themselves Together: In the manga, when Mosquito cuts Kid's arm off, the activation of his Power Limiter causes the severed arm to reattach itself.
- Skewed Priorities: In his debut appearance, he ditches Liz and Patty in middle of a pyramid filled with mummies to head back home to check on a painting at home that he felt was slightly asymmetrical. Thankfully the two girls are capable fighters on their own.
- Skunk Stripe: Has three of them. They're a part of his powerup.
- The Smart Guy
- Spell My Name with an S: Some earlier translations added an extra "d" to his name. It's been confirmed that there's only one.
- The Stoic: One of the more serious characters in ''Soul Eater' ...until his symmetry problems kick in.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: And when he's serious they can become downright frightening.
- Super OCD: Severe and debilitating, but Played for Laughs because its one of the Acceptable Targets. Considering he is a fragment of the madness of law and order, one could say Kid is literally the Anthropomorphic Personification of Super OCD. note
- "Super Sentai" Stance: With Liz and Patty.
- Super Toughness: Has the body of a god, and therefore capable of enduring massive amounts of physical damage.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girls: With Liz and Patty.
- The Trope Kid
- Utopia Justifies the Means: When the Cthulhu-looking black mass has convinced/brainwashed/etc. him, his new mission being to end all of existence to create the ultimate symmetry. It doesn't get far after he encounters Black Star again though.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: With Lord Death.
- Weaksauce Weakness: His Super OCD. Once, in Baba Yaga's castle, Liz has to almost knock him out to get him to go the right way because he hadn't gone right an even number of times.
- The Weird Guy's Hot Son
- Why We Can't Have Nice Things: In his debut appearance, Kid ends up destroying a perfectly symmetrical pyramid.
Patricia "Patty" Thompson
One of Kid's Double Team Demon Guns and the younger of the Thompson sisters. Her personality yo-yos between childish Cloud Cuckoo Lander
and insanely grinning Badass
, typically acting as the meister for her sister when Kid isn't available. Originally hails from Brooklyn.
- Action Girl
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!
- Ax-Crazy: There's been several hints that she can be one vicious girl underneath the goofy personality. She was apparently much worse before meeting Kid.
- Badass Adorable
- Bare Your Midriff
- Beware the Silly Ones: Surprisingly she can be quite serious if the situation calls for it. Even having to force Liz and Kid to get back in the spirit to fight. She can also be quite scary if having to go full force.
- BFG: As a Death Cannon.
- Big Eater: During Crona's party, she and Black Star can be seen sucking up the entirety of the buffet table. Earlier, in a brief shot of the group having a meal, she's practically face down in her plate of food, shoveling.
- Also shown in the Gluttony chapter where she and Black Star go nuts from the second they enter... And then things start to go a little weird...
- Blush Sticker
- The Bully: Shown to be this alongside Liz in the prequel manga Soul Eater Not!, though she's mostly just following her sister's example there.
- Brooklyn Rage: From Brooklyn even!
- The Chick: Like Liz, Patty supports Kid, in her own crazy way.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: "Giraffe!! Giraffe!!"
- Combat Stilettos
- Cute and Psycho: Though some may argue it's merely because she's childish...the giraffe and the motherfucking-blue-sky would not agree.
- Daughter of a Whore
- The Ditz
- Dumb Blonde: Though more crazy than air-headed.
- Eagleland/Gangster Land: She and her sister were both muggers before joining Kid. Even after that she's still incredibly rude, although she usually doesn't seem especially mean about it.
- Eye-Obscuring Hat: She sports this look while wearing a beanie in flashbacks. She and her sister also sometimes do this with the peaks of their cowboy hats.
- Foreign Fanservice
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine. Extroverted, upbeat, prone to aggression, silly.
- Genius Ditz: Apparently a very skilled martial artist.
- Genki Girl
- Groin Attack: Pulls one on Black Star during their training match when he isn't looking due trying to tie his hands together to make the battle "even". It was counted as fair though since the match had started and it was his own fault for trying to look cool.
- Heroic Bastard
- The Hyena: Complete with memetic laugh!
- Joshikousei: In the manga, after becoming part of Spartoi. Though unlike Maka, she retains her original shorts.
- Mugging the Monster: How they met Kid. It worked out eventually.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Her last name, Thompson, is based off the American firearms manufacturer John T. Thompson. To drill it home, both Patty and Liz turn into guns.
- Nice Hat
- Parental Abandonment: Her mother is only referenced briefly as being the "most beautiful whore in town", and there is no mention at all of her father. Given her background, it seems probable that her and Liz do not share the same father.
- Phenotype Stereotype
- Sibling Team: The Thompson Sisters
- Slasher Smile: Occasionally.
- Sociopathic Hero: Mostly heroic these days.
- Spell My Name with an S: Yen Press spells her name as "Patty", yet her name is spelled "Patti" in the anime's third ending sequence◊.
- Talking Weapon
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girls: With Kid.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Liz's girly girl.
- White Gang Bangers
Elizabeth "Liz" Thompson
Kid's other Demon Gun and the older Thompson sister. She is the more laid-back member of their Power Trio
and often expresses chagrin at her teammates' wackiness. Originally hails from Brooklyn.
- Action Girl
- A-Cup Angst: While she isn't flat or as small as Maka, she is greatly upset at the fact that her younger sister has a significantly larger breast size than her (it annoys Kid as well since it makes them asymmetrical to each other).
- Bare Your Midriff
- BFG: As a Death Cannon.
- Brooklyn Rage
- The Bully: Shown to be this alongside Patty in Soul Eater Not!, which takes place before the main series, where she deliberately starts a fight the protagonists just for looking at her funny. Thankfully, it's also the start of her Character Development to the Patty and Liz we know and love now.
- The Chick: Like Patty, Liz supports Kid, even if it means getting involved with scary things.
- Cool Big Sis
- Covert Pervert: Perhaps this is the real reason Liz and Tsubaki get along so well.
- Cry Cute
- Daughter of a Whore
- Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes. Wouldn't blame her given who she is paired up with.
- Dumb Blonde: Particularly evident during the "Super Written Exam", which she fails because she spends all her study time taking breaks to tend to her nails. Though compared to Patty (who spends her exam time coloring and turning her exam papers into a giraffe), Liz is a goddamn genius. Granted, she isn't that dumb for this trope by any means.
- Foreign Fanservice
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Leukine/Choleric. Balanced and level-headed, but can be a prickly scaredy-cat (when it comes to ghosts).
- Gold Digger: She and Patty originally agreed to help Kid so she could take him for all he has. Then he grew on her.
- Heroic Bastard
- Irony: A supernatural force of nature is afraid of the supernatural?
- Ms. Fanservice: Not so much as Blair, but still quite frequently.
- Mugging the Monster: Mugging the son of Death probably wasn't the brightest idea. Turns out this was intentional on Kid's part as 1.) They were dangerously close to becoming Kishin from their violent attacks to which Kid was sent to stop them, and 2.) They're twin guns to which, given his parallel obsession, made them the perfect weapons for him.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Her last name, Thompson, comes from the American firearms manufactuer, John T. Thompson. And of course, Liz and Patty's weapons forms are...you guessed it, guns.
- Nice Hat: Drops the hat after becoming a member of Spartoi.
- Only Sane Woman: Though on a team with both Kid and Patty, it wouldn't take much.
- Not to mention having to deal with Black☆Star and Soul and Maka on a regular basis.
- The only person who could match her for sheer sanity is Tsubaki (who is in a team with Black☆Star)...
- Parental Abandonment: See Patty's trope description.
- Phenotype Stereotype: Liz and Patty are blonde, wear cowboy boots, have large breasts although Patty more so than Liz to Kid's annoyance, and are former muggers. It's like the American dream.
- Sibling Team: The Thompson Sisters.
- Talking Weapon
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girls: With Kid.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Patty's tomboy.
- Tsundere: In Soul Eater Not!. Presumably she grew out of it by the time of the series proper.
- White Gang Bangers
- Why Did It Have To Be Ghosts?
Ox Ford & Harvar D.
Ox is one of the top students at Shibusen in terms of grades and is Harvar's meister. He also has one-sided feelings for Kim.
Harvar D. Eclair
Harvar is Ox's weapon and takes the form of a lance. In weapon form, he has the power of lightning. He is fiercely loyal to Ox and prioritizes his safety above all else while maintaining an ice-cold composure in battle even when Ox does not.
- Badass: Out of all the weapons, he fights most effectively on his own, and easily held off both Jackie and Kim on his own.
- Blade on a Stick: In his weapon form.
- Cool Shades
- Cutting the Knot: His solutions to most problems are precise displays of violence.
- One-Way Visor: He wears one until switching to some more typical shades (which let you see his eyes occasionally).
- Pragmatic Hero: When Kim and Jackie join Arachnophobia, he doesn't hesitate to consider them enemies despite the circumstances. Likewise, when Death orders Crona be killed he's the first member of Spartoi to argue it actually is necessary.
- Punny Name: Harvar D. = Harvard University, like Ox's name is a Shout-Out to Oxford.
- Satellite Character: Similar to the Pots and Jackie, Harvar's only real purpose in the story is to serve as a partner and foil to Ox, and is never seen without him as a result. However, as opposed to the other weapons on his team, Harvar was at least given a few character traits and a definitive personality despite his few appearances and dialogue.
- Shock and Awe
- The Spock
- The Stoic: So much so that it offers him a degree of immunity to any madness based attack. While the rest of the cast is clawing their eyes out and screaming about spiders eating the inside of their skulls, he is subject to a mild tickling sensation.
- Talking Weapon
Kilik & Pot of Fire and Pot of Thunder
Kilik is a pot meister and is often teamed up with Ox for missions. Kilik uses a pair of twins as his weapons, Pot of Fire and Pot of Thunder.
- Badass: Figured out how to use FOUR weapons together to create a Wave Motion Gun effect. DAYUM. In his debut chapter, he's billed as one of the three strongest one-star Miesters (at the time), alongside Kid and Black☆Star.
- Big Eater: In the Gluttony Chapter
- Improbable Weapon User: He fights using twin pots.
- Meaningful Name: If you translate his name differently, it ends up as "Kirikou". As in the West African fairy tale... or the (French) movie.
- Power Fist: His weapons are called pots, but they're essentially big ass metal boxing gloves. The left one is quite shocking, and the right one is on on fire. Their elemental powers are quite useful for performing combined attacks with his teammates, who also use lightning and fire.
- The Rival: A friendly one to Black☆Star.
- Scary Shiny Glasses
- Specs of Awesome
- Token Minority: Word of God is he was included with the intent of adding a black character to the cast, due to their general absence in anime and manga.
Pot of Fire and Pot of Thunder
Pair of twins weapons, Pot of Fire and Pot of Thunder, used by Kilik, and the youngest members of Spartoi by far. Though termed "pots", they resemble large gloves in their weapon form.
- Ambiguous Gender: At first it's difficult to tell if they're identical female or male twins, or simply fraternal twins. It's eventually revealed that Fire is a boy, and Thunder is a girl.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Badass Adorable: Considering how they're toddlers and through ALL the freaky, scary stuff they've been through, and they haven't shown any signs of fear, they are DEFINITELY badass.
- Blush Sticker
- Cute Mute
- The Voiceless: They make sounds here and there, but they both don't have any real dialogue throughout the entire series. They don't even have voice actors in either language of the anime.
- Dark Skinned Blondes
- Half-Identical Twins: Fire is male, Thunder is female.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Their hats and the shirts they wear under their overalls. They didn't even look different during the Lust chapter in the Book of Eibon!
- In Harmony with Nature: They're said to be earth shamans, which gives them some sort of nature empathy: they both were depressed at finding land Arachnophobia had polluted with magic and search for things by communing with the earth.
- Power Fist
- Playing with Fire
- Satellite Characters: A majority of the time they are only seen interacting with Kilik and little is known about their individual personalities outside of being kids and Kilik's partners.
- Shock and Awe
- Single-Minded Twins
- Theme Twin Naming
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Their full names are Pot of Fire and Pot of Thunder respectively. Though due to the way names work at the DWMA, where a student can choose to go under a nickname of any kind, who knows.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Aged-up!Pot of Fire does not appear to be wearing a shirt.
Kim Diehl & Jacqueline Dupré
Kim is a lamp meister and partner to Jacqueline who is first seen as one of the Meisters chosen to help capture BREW. She is obsessed with making money and appears to be rather condescending and bossy toward a few people, particularly Ox. She is actually a tanuki Witch who specializes in Regenerative magic. Kim was exiled by the Witch community because her powers could only heal, not destroy, and so she ran away and joined the DWMA, keeping her identity a secret for some time.
- All of the Other Reindeer: She can't kill people with her magical power and was cast out from the witches because of it.
- Ambadassador: Kid assigns her to be the diplomat between the DWMA and the Witches at the end of the manga, with Ox Ford helping her.
- Animal Motifs: The tanuki (racoon-dog).
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Arachne realized all too well she was a good witch and has her and Jacqueline brainwashed to turn her evil. Ox Ford manages to snap her out of it.
- Combat Medic: She's a meister who specializes in regenerative magic.
- Cute Witch
- Green Eyes
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Her regenerative magic saves her from death during her battle with Ox and Harvar while she's Brain Washed And Crazy after she gets speared in the gut by Harvar when he tries to end the fight quickly.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Improbable Weapon User
- Ineffectual Loner: Starts off this way.
- Informed Attractiveness : She's certainly good looking with a nice figure, but then again, so are all the other girls.
- Money Fetish
- Mistaken Nationality: In Not!, it's stated she's never told anyone where she's from, which somehow lead to people thinking she was from any number of different countries (including Korea, Spain, and Tunisia).
- Ms. Fanservice: At some point in the manga, she started getting in on the Fanservice just as much as Liz and Tsubaki. At times she's also this in Soul Eater Not!'.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Kim Deal.
- Pet the Dog: Literally, by healing and saving the life of an injured, unusually cute dog.
- Playing with Fire
- Punny Name/Meaningful Name: Kim Diehl sounds like the English word "Kindle", which can mean "to build or fuel a fire" or "to arouse or create an emotional response", and is a meister who uses a fire based weapon and has a teammate with a massive crush on her.
- Relationship Upgrade: With Ox.
- Rescue Romance: She starts to reciprocate Ox's feelings after he rescues her from Arachnophobia.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Jacqueline
- Younger than They Look: She reveals herself to be a very mild version Not!. Witches often age much slower than humans, but in her case she's just sixteen but looks about fourteen.
- Zettai Ryouiki
Jacqueline O. Lantern Dupré
Jacqueline is Kim's loyal partner and takes the form of a lamp. Her name is derived from jack-o-lanterns and the renown English cellist, Jacqueline Mary du Pré. She was the only person aware of Kim's true identity as a witch before the big reveal, and is very protective and dedicated to Kim as a result. This is delved heavily into in Soul Eater Not!, which shows that she and Kim became partners after she witnessed Kim using magic.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: When she and Kim join Arachne, though it takes awhile to snap her out of the effects.
- Curiously, while Kim acts out of character to Ox whilst under the effects of the insanity machine, Jackie's dedication to her meister remains.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Epic Flail: When she's not playing with fire or making stuff blow up.
- Flame Below The Shoulder: Her partial transformation.
- Flying Broomstick: Not a broomstick, but she can extend a pole out of her weapon form to let Kim ride her like one. An early hint as to Kim's true nature
- Improbable Weapon: She's a lamp.
- Mundane Made Awesome: She's a lantern, yet this lets her function as a flamethrower and a rocket.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Cellist Jacqueline du Pré. He first name and middle initial also call to mind first-lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's nickname "Jackie O".
- Playing with Fire/Fire-Breathing Weapon
- Punny Name: Oh come on! Jacqueline O. Lantern? Fittingly, her lantern form, while not a pumpkin, has a metal grate in the shape of a malevolent toothy grin.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Kim.
- Satellite Character: She is never seen without Kim and barely, if ever, interacts with the other characters, even those on her team. Soul Eater Not! shows what she's like by herself, such as how she is a hard-working person who tries to get the job done, but the majority of Jackie's characterization still relies heavily on her interactions with Kim and her desire to become closer to her.
- The Stoic
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: The master of this in Not! regarding her totally platonic, non-romantic feelings towards Kim, who she sees as a stray animal and doesn't find attractive at all. Thankfully this is mostly just in her internal monologues rather than everyday conversation.
- Talking Weapon
- Tsurime Eyes
- Zettai Ryouiki