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     Maka Albarn & Soul Eater 

Maka Albarn

Voiced by: Chiaki Omigawa (JP), Junko Takeuchi (JP - CD dramas), Laura Bailey (EN), Veronica Puccio (IT)

Badass Bookworm 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.
  • 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.)
  • Ax-Crazy: Under the effect of the black blood when fighting Crona.
  • Badass: She's only a teenage girl but fights and defeats monsters, witches, and evil forces with a huge badass scythe. And all while wearing a miniskirt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • It has been speculated to be English as stated by the wiki: "Maka's surname, Albarn, may be an allusion to Damon Albarn, musician of the British group Blur and co-creator of the virtual band Gorillaz, including the singing voice for Gorillaz's lead singer 2D. This is one of many musical allusions that Atsushi Ohkubo includes in his manga."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Man: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama (JP), Soichiro Hoshi (JP - CD dramas), Micah Solusod (EN), Stefano Crescentini (IT)

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: He's the Soul Eater in Soul Eater.
  • 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: Soul owns a motorcycle and it will often serve as urban transport for him and his meister.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Landing in Someone's Bathtub: He ended up landing in Blair's bubble bath when he jumped through the window of her house.
  • Leitmotif: "So Scandalous" .
  • 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:
    • He's Soul Eater. He eats souls.
    • Might be named after Bill Evans, a prominent 20th century jazz pianist.
    • His title of "The Last Death Scythe".
  • 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, whom he both has been known to mock and give his life to.
  • Scars Are Forever: After getting this, he becomes shirtless in weapon form.
  • 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.

     Black☆Star & Tsubaki Nakatsukasa 

Black☆Star

Voiced by: Yumiko Kobayashi (JP, anime and CD dramas), Brittney Karbowski (EN), Monica Bertolotti (IT)

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.
  • The Ace: Frequently lampshaded. The only thing that holds him back from succeeding in every mission is his own need to show off.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Much of what he can do comes from the fact that he literally refuses to accept he can't. Stein even trains him with this in mind.
  • A God I Am Not: When he receives a compliment from ASURA that he could probably take the label of "Bushin" as a fighting god, Black☆Star refuses because he doesn't want being a god as a label, he aims to be STRONGER than the gods.
  • Almighty Janitor: After the Book of Eibon arc, Death the Kid hails Black☆Star as the strongest meister in DWMA, and yet Black☆Star is far from promoting Tsubaki to a Death Scythe or be recognized by the masses that he indeed is the strongest.
  • Anti-Hero: Not a very heroic character at all and has no heroic personality traits whatsoever. But, somehow he's still on the good side.
  • Attention Whore: At the start of the series, he tries to kill Kid just because he was getting more attention than him. He eventually grows out of it, specially in the manga.
  • Badass: Even without his partner he has an extremely high fighting capability both unarmed and with regular weapons. Also, like Stein, he is able to deal massive damage by enhancing his unarmed strikes with his soul wavelength.
  • Big Eater: The gluttony chapter shows this best.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths:
    • Black☆Star is ill-tempered, arrogant, and often acts like a dumb-as-a-rock idiot, but he is surprisingly kindhearted and far more intelligent than most people give him credit for.
    • Lampshaded by Tsubaki in Season 3; she states that Black☆Star studies hard for every test even though he winds up failing them in the long run.
    • Due to his sheer physical strength and speed, he can be pretty useful in a battle once he manages to focus on the task at hand.
  • The Big Guy: He does use force a lot and his ego is big...
  • Blasphemous Boast: Always claims he will surpass God; sometimes he even says he has already.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: As Boisterous as it gets.
  • Book Dumb: Poor kid's just no good at academics, effort notwithstanding.
  • Born Winner: The cast even lampshades this.
  • Brilliant but Lazy: In a manner of speaking, Black☆Star is an excellent fighter and much smarter then people know. However, he'd rather be a loud boasting fool then a completely serious guy.
  • Catch Phrase: "I am the man who will surpass God!" and "YAH-HOO!"
  • Character Development:
    • Especially in the manga. He starts off as an arrogant son of a bitch who mostly cares about himself. He later comes to learn how to respect others and manages to lose a lot of his arrogance.
    • He also learns to be a lot less impulsive and opportunistic, becoming more level-headed to a degree.
  • Challenge Seeker: It's how he gained his muscles, agility, and solid reputation.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Any damage to the scenery is probably the result of Black☆Star chewing on it.
  • Deadly Upgrade: Tsubaki's Uncanny Sword mode, and the Shadow☆Star attack that goes with it.
  • Groin Attack: Angela Leon, as you would say, "Got you right in the balls!"
  • Hard Head: He falls thousands of feet head first and it doesn't faze him.
  • Heroic BSOD: Not as bad as some, but Black Star progressively loses his edge after his losses to Mifune and Mosquito in the battle for BREW. When the spirit of the Nakatsukasa confronts him with the souls lost to Masamune, warning that he's on the verge of the same demon path, he's brought to his knees. It's for mere seconds, but considering it's Black Star, it's a huge deal.
  • Hellish Pupils: His pupils turn gold and star-shaped later on. Later on they get much bigger and turn blue.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: While it doesn't come up much, Black☆Star has an awful reputation thanks to the fact that he's the last member of a family full of thugs and assassins. However, the story makes a point of noting that for the most part he doesn't really care, though his arrogance is no doubt partially rooted in an attempt to gain recognition.
  • High-Pressure Blood: That may spray out even through his hair.
  • Highly-Visible Ninja/Incoming Ham: He has done training in usage of stealth, but his hamminess always leads to him blowing his cover.
  • Idiot Hero: He's so idiotic that a Great Old One's attempt to Break Them by Talking about his goals and how has no plans for what he do when he gets the power he strives for, doesn't phase him. He resists being driven insane because he's TOO STUPID. But to call him a hero in the first place is a bit of a stretch, considering his jerkass personality and that his main goal is just to prove he's stronger than everyone else.
  • Insistent Terminology: The ☆ in his name, all mentions (all) to him in the manga has the star on it. Scanlators or other circles may excuse themselves with an asterisk sometimes, but in the original publication the ☆ will always be there.
  • I Have the High Ground: He loves this one. Once being so high up that nobody could hear him.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: According to Black☆Star in Chapter 75, 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.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Refers himself as Ore-Sama most of the time.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Particularly with respect to how he treats Tsubaki; he is willing to get beat over the head for almost an hour by three people to keep her safe, and genuinely cares about her well being.
  • Last of His Kind: The last living member of the Star Clan. In Not! we find out that the techniques of the clan were taught to various dojos (knowledge of which can somehow even give practitioners the same kind of eyes), but Black Star is still the only member of the clan itself.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Tsubaki keeps trying to tell him to plan out his assassinations first, but he just keeps charging in screaming at the top of his lungs.
  • Leitmotif: "Never Lose Myself" .
  • Lightning Bruiser: After his training, the first thing we see him do is running superfast through a forest and plowing clean through any trees in his path by running into them.
  • Made of Iron: Just look at what Kid had to do to him just to make him stay down. Oh, and he's up and running again in a few hours.
  • Multi-Melee Master: He is partnered with Tsubaki after all.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: When he and the other characters were trying to stop Asura's resurrection, Black☆Star was the only one immune to Asura's hallucinations, making him the only one who could do anything...until he called on his sixth sense, which allowed the hallucinations to get to him and cause him to accidentally help with the resurrection.
  • Nosebleed: Whenever he's spying on Tsubaki in the bath. This becomes Hilarious in Hindsight when the Lust chapter reveals that Tsubaki is much more perverted than he is.
  • Open the Iris: Averted, similar to Maka, his normally invisible pupils becoming visible when emotionally shocked or angered.
  • Progressively Prettier: When he goes through phases of character development in the manga, Black☆Star keeps getting artistic face lifts, going away from his initial bratty appearance.
  • Role Reprisal: Unlike the others, his seiyuu voiced him in both the Drama CD and the Anime.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: His Shadow☆Star Zero Kata Masamune and later after he joins Spartoi.
  • Scars Are Forever:
    • His star tattoo is bisected by a scar after his final battle with Mifune in the manga, indicative of his character development, along with one that vertically crosses his right eye (despite said eye being undamaged).
    • The final battle with Asura gives him another: one across the bridge of his nose from left eyebrow to right cheek.
  • Screaming Warrior: So much that he could counter Crona's Scream Resonance by shouting.
  • Too Dumb to Fool:
    • He proudly proclaims that his sixth sense is so bad that he's unaffected by Asura's hallucinations. He was wrong.
    • Played straight with a Great Old One's Hannibal Lecture and insanity, which doesn't phase him because he's such an idiot that neither of them phase him.
  • Tranquil Fury: He's most dangerous when he's not talking.
  • Unfortunate Name: Though not immediately obvious in English, Black Star when written in kanji can be read as "darkness of the world". Not the most helpful name when you're trying to distance yourself from the past actions of your murderous clansmen. Mifune lampshades it in episode 47:
    Mifune: Black Star...A world of darkness...One who takes away people's hopes and lives in darkness...

Tsubaki Nakatsukasa

Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (JP), Mamiko Noto (JP - CD dramas), Monica Rial (EN), Chiara Gioncardi (IT)

Black☆Star's agreeable and level-headed Dark Demon Blade partner. She can change into multiple ninja weapons (shuriken, smoke bomb, a katana, etc).
  • 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.
  • Expy: Design-wise she bears a close resemblance to Ibuki.
  • Nice Girl: Surprisingly, especially on who she's partnered with.
  • Not So Above It All: The Book of Eibon mission revealed that Tsubaki is the most perverted out of the group, narrowly beating Liz. This certainly makes her interactions with Black Star interesting. Especially when he peeped on her while bathing. Though when ever she did hit him, she says it's for getting hard and not being stealthy enough...
  • Not So Different: During their conflict with the Demon Sword, Masamune, Tsubaki explains how the demon swords possesses and controls its wielder so it can suck his soul dry. She then starts talking about how she entered the academy to hunt demon swords and might be using Black*Star for her own ends.
    Black*Star: What're you talkin' about? Meister and Weapon help each other out, right?
  • Only Sane Woman: The closest any of the main characters come to at least.
  • 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.
  • Shrinking Violet: A mild example, but early on, it's been hinted at her lack of confidence in herself, especially with her name referencing a 'scentless' flower, indicating of her being in the background. She shrugs this off thanks to her meister's confidence.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She's possibly the nicest character in the series. Now watch her fight with her brother.
  • Team Mom: The most level-headed and emotionally mature of the students.
  • 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.

     Death the Kid & the Thompson Sisters 

Death the Kid

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (JP), Takako Honda (JP - CD dramas), Todd Haberkorn (EN), Emiliano Coltorti (IT)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Well, the Grim Reaper's son, but he becomes one himself eventually.
  • Guns Akimbo: His primary weapons are a pair of pistols.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Irony: Extremely obsessed with symmetry, and yes his hair has several giant white stripes only on one side. Try explaining that why don't you.
  • 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.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: If he's not having a fit over something asymmetrical, he's too pissed to care, or rather because his target is asymmetrical.
  • Leitmotif: "So Crazy".
  • 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: To go with his Super OCD.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Why We Can't Have Nice Things: In his debut appearance, Kid ends up destroying a perfectly symmetrical pyramid.

Patricia "Patty" Thompson

Voiced by: Narumi Takahira (JP), Miyuki Sawashiro (JP - CD dramas), Cherami Leigh (EN), Joyce Leoni (IT)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Cute and Psycho: Though some may argue it's merely because she's childish...the giraffe and the motherfucking-blue-sky would not agree.
  • 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.
  • Genius Ditz: Apparently a very skilled martial artist.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Elizabeth "Liz" Thompson

Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (JP), Yuko Kaida (JP - CD dramas), Jamie Marchi (EN), Marzia Del Fabbro (IT)

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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Covert Pervert: Perhaps this is the real reason Liz and Tsubaki get along so well.
  • 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.
  • Ironic Fear: 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 manufacturer, 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 BlackStar 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.

     Ox Ford & Harvar D. 

Ox Ford

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (JP), Josh Grelle (EN), Omar Vitelli (IT)

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.
  • Anime Hair: He uses a lot of hair gel to keep it that way.
  • Badass Bookworm: Pretty much describes himself as such. In a couple occasions where he's shirtless we see he's much more muscular than you'd expect.
  • Blade on a Stick: A remarkably good Spear Meister, though he mostly take advantage of the elemental powers of his weapon partner.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Kim. It all pays off in the end.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: He grows his hair out, though he keeps his "pillars", after Spartoi is formed. Right before the next time he actually fights he shaves it again, which annoys Kim because she told him to grow it out in the first place.
  • Punny Name: Ox Ford = Oxford University (quite fitting, considering his intelligence).
  • Understanding Boyfriend: He accepts Kim even when he finds that she is a witch, standing up to some classmates who are saying bad things about her.

Harvar D. Eclair

Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (JP), Scott Freeman (EN), Maury Incen (IT)

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.
  • Cutting the Knot: His solutions to most problems are precise displays of violence.
  • Meaningful Name: "Eclair" is the French word for "lightning."
  • 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.
  • 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.

     Kilik & Pot of Fire and Pot of Thunder 

Kilik Lunge

Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (JP), Joel McDonald (EN), Simone Veltroni (IT)

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 (Liz, Patty, Pot of Fire, and Pot of Thunder) 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.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He fights using twin pots.
  • Joshikousei: Becomes this when he gets gender-switched by the Book of Eibon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Satellite Character: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Diehl

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rescue Romance: She starts to reciprocate Ox's feelings after he rescues her from Arachnophobia.
  • 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.

Jacqueline O. Lantern Dupré

Voiced by: Kanae Oki (JP), Jad Saxton (EN)

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.
  • 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.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: She's a lantern, yet this lets her function as a flamethrower, a rocket, and a burning flail.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.