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* Most people were annoyed at Black Star's dub voice at first and likely still are; but then you realize that like the Japanese version, he sounds very similar to {{Naruto}}!

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* Most people were annoyed at Black Star's dub voice at first and likely still are; but then you realize that like the Japanese version, he sounds very similar to {{Naruto}}!Manga/{{Naruto}}!


* A Fridge Heartwarming that's noted in the GeniusBonus entry on the YMMV page. When Kid has to contact Lord Death-his father-he performs specific signs with his hands. The one he finishes with is American sign language for "I love you." [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming As eccentric as Lord Death is, Kid still loves his dad.]]

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* A Fridge Heartwarming that's noted in the GeniusBonus entry on the YMMV page. When Kid has to contact Lord Death-his father-he performs specific signs with his hands. The one he finishes with is American sign language for "I love you." [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments As eccentric as Lord Death is, Kid still loves his dad.]]


* Ragnarok being an {{Expy}} of [[KingdomHearts Ansem's Guardian]] is ironic considering that in KingdomHearts, Ragnarok was the name of the most effective technique to counter Ansem's Guardian.

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* Ragnarok being an {{Expy}} of [[KingdomHearts [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Ansem's Guardian]] is ironic considering that in KingdomHearts, ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'', Ragnarok was the name of the most effective technique to counter Ansem's Guardian.



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* Excalibur's absurdly long list of demands to be fulfilled in order to let you wield him is to ensure that his Meister has the patience and mental fortitude to withstand soul resonance with [[spoiler: The Madness of Rage.]]


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* The cast wears street clothes tat are different than their trademark outfits while hanging out in Maka's and Soul's apartment. This could only mean that those punkish, CrazyAwesome, and borderline {{Stripperiffic}} outfits are in fact their school uniforms. ''Soul Eater Not!'' Chapter 4 has Maka confirm that while there is a uniform, [[http://www.mangareader.net/soul-eater-not/4/14 casual clothes are permitted and any top can be mixed with any bottom with a massive range of official clothes to boot.]]

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* The cast wears street clothes tat that are different than their trademark outfits while hanging out in Maka's and Soul's apartment. This could only mean that those punkish, CrazyAwesome, and borderline {{Stripperiffic}} outfits are in fact their school uniforms. ''Soul Eater Not!'' Chapter 4 has Maka confirm that while there is a uniform, [[http://www.mangareader.net/soul-eater-not/4/14 casual clothes are permitted and any top can be mixed with any bottom with a massive range of official clothes to boot.]]



* Ragnarok. It took a while for this troper to realize that for him to be implanted in Crona, Medusa had to force him into weapon mode, melt him down into a liquid, and mix him with the black blood. It's no wonder he's a sociopathic bully- if anything, he should be a mindless, gibbering wreck. Don't forget that before putting the black blood into Crona, Medusa had to drain all of Crona's normal blood. Considering Crona was shown in a flashback to already have Ragnarok when they were like five...let's just say Medusa is a horrible mother.

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* Ragnarok. It took a while for this troper to realize that for him to be implanted in Crona, Medusa had to force him into weapon mode, melt him down into a liquid, and mix him with the black blood. It's no wonder he's a sociopathic bully- if anything, he should be a mindless, gibbering wreck. Don't forget that before putting the black blood into Crona, Medusa had to drain all of Crona's normal blood. Considering Crona was shown in a flashback to already have Ragnarok when they were he was like five...let's just say Medusa is a horrible mother.



* As someone pointed out on the Nightmare Fuel page, consider Spirit's talk of the bond between [[spoiler: parents and children. He's presenting it as the reason why he and Maka's souls resonate - to the horror of Crona, who killed hir mother - but the suggestion that ''breaking'' the bond between souls is somehow unnatural can equally be applied to Shinigami, Asura, and ultimately (inadvertently) even Kid.]]
* As of chapter 112, [[spoiler:Chrona used his/her own Black Blood to seal Asura with the Brew Tempest. This was used along with Maka and Soul's. When Maka returns outside, we see that her dress is now white, suggesting neither she nor Soul have the black blood any more, which means Chrona wouldn't either. In other words, Chrona sacrificed not hirself, but something just as valuable to a meister- hir weapon. So whatever may have remained of Ragnarok is no more. And with him, Crona has lost hir way of fighting the fear (the soul-eater). On the one hand, it shows Crona's accepting fear rather than rejecting/attacking anything zhe can't 'deal with'. On the other hand, it seems zhe is now alone with 'fear itself', Asura.]]

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* As someone pointed out on the Nightmare Fuel page, consider Spirit's talk of the bond between [[spoiler: parents and children. He's presenting it as the reason why he and Maka's souls resonate - to the horror of Crona, who killed hir his mother - but the suggestion that ''breaking'' the bond between souls is somehow unnatural can equally be applied to Shinigami, Asura, and ultimately (inadvertently) even Kid.]]
* As of chapter 112, [[spoiler:Chrona [[spoiler:Crona used his/her his own Black Blood to seal Asura with the Brew Tempest. This was used along with Maka and Soul's. When Maka returns outside, we see that her dress is now white, suggesting neither she nor Soul have the black blood any more, which means Chrona Crona wouldn't either. In other words, Chrona Crona sacrificed not hirself, himself, but something just as valuable to a meister- hir his weapon. So whatever may have remained of Ragnarok is no more. And with him, Crona has lost hir his way of fighting the fear (the soul-eater). On the one hand, it shows Crona's accepting fear rather than rejecting/attacking anything zhe he can't 'deal with'. On the other hand, it seems zhe he is now alone with 'fear itself', Asura.]]


* The cast wears street clothes tat are different than their trademark outfits while hanging out in Maka's and Soul's apartment. This could only mean that those punkish, CrazyAwesome, and borderline {{Stripperiffic}} outfits are in fact their school uniforms!!! Awesome. ''Soul Eater Not!'' Chapter 4 has Maka confirm that while there is a uniform, [[http://www.mangareader.net/soul-eater-not/4/14 casual clothes are permitted and any top can be mixed with any bottom with a massive range of official clothes to boot.]]

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* The cast wears street clothes tat are different than their trademark outfits while hanging out in Maka's and Soul's apartment. This could only mean that those punkish, CrazyAwesome, and borderline {{Stripperiffic}} outfits are in fact their school uniforms!!! Awesome.uniforms. ''Soul Eater Not!'' Chapter 4 has Maka confirm that while there is a uniform, [[http://www.mangareader.net/soul-eater-not/4/14 casual clothes are permitted and any top can be mixed with any bottom with a massive range of official clothes to boot.]]


* Hard to catch, but at the end of the Medusa arc we see the kids dressed in casual gear playing basketball. Death the Kid is wearing a polo shirt...''that isn't symmetrical.''

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* Hard to catch, but at the end of the Medusa arc we see the kids dressed in casual gear playing basketball. Death the Kid is wearing a polo shirt...''that isn't symmetrical.''''
* Giriko is 800 years old, and while he's changed some, it's likely his weapon form hasn't changed, given that he's remained a chainsaw through one [[GrandTheftMe transformation]]. In Chapter 77, Giriko calls the chainsaw a traditional weapon. This would mean that chainsaws were popular as weapons (at least in fiction) 800 years ago. When the Soul Eater manga/anime is roughly present-day.



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* A Fridge Heartwarming that's noted in the GeniusBonus entry on the YMMV page. When Kid has to contact Lord Death-his father-he performs specific signs with his hands. The one he finishes with is American sign language for "I love you." [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming As eccentric as Lord Death is, Kid still loves his dad.]]


* Ragnarok. It took a while for this troper to realize that for him to be implanted in Crona, Medusa had to force him into weapon mode, melt him down into a liquid, and mix him with the black blood. It's no wonder he's a sociopathic bully- if anything, he should be a mindless, gibbering wreck. Don't forget that before putting the black blood into Crona, Medusa had to drain all of Crona's normal blood. Considering Crona was shown in a flashback to already have Ragnarok when she was like five...let's just say Medusa is a horrible mother.

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* Ragnarok. It took a while for this troper to realize that for him to be implanted in Crona, Medusa had to force him into weapon mode, melt him down into a liquid, and mix him with the black blood. It's no wonder he's a sociopathic bully- if anything, he should be a mindless, gibbering wreck. Don't forget that before putting the black blood into Crona, Medusa had to drain all of Crona's normal blood. Considering Crona was shown in a flashback to already have Ragnarok when she was they were like five...let's just say Medusa is a horrible mother.


* The [[GeckoEnding anime ending]] to ''SoulEater''. At first appearance, it's a bog-standard, frustrating, meaningless AssPull, especially irritating since handfuls of at-first-glance far more reasonable solutions (Death the Kid's Sanzu Lines, Black☆Star's [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential upgraded powers]], Maka's Black Blood ''and'' Weapon form capabilities, the PowerOfFriendship, BREW, any or even all of the Weapons becoming Death Scythes). But ''either'' of the alternative interpretations make it an amazingly meaningful bit of FridgeLogic. In the pessimistic outlook, it's DownerEnding. It seems insane, and when the villain's power is to cause insanity, that does not suggest that the heroes really won. In the more optimistic, Asura's greatest attribute was as a personification of fear, and what individuals are willing to do to try and escape fear. Pulling random superpowers out of thin air, falling into the superpowered evil side, calling on supermagitech, training done to overcome the fear of not matching up to potential, that stuff '''can't''' beat Asura; it's what he's made from, and what made him what he is. It's not about some mystical power popping from nowhere at the last episode, it's about the same courage from episode one that lead her to strike down an opponent that easily outclassed her. Not trying to overpower it, not doing whatever was necessary to become stronger than the feared thing. Being afraid, powerless, and fighting anyway.

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* The [[GeckoEnding anime ending]] to ''SoulEater''.''Anime/SoulEater''. At first appearance, it's a bog-standard, frustrating, meaningless AssPull, especially irritating since handfuls of at-first-glance far more reasonable solutions (Death the Kid's Sanzu Lines, Black☆Star's [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential upgraded powers]], Maka's Black Blood ''and'' Weapon form capabilities, the PowerOfFriendship, BREW, any or even all of the Weapons becoming Death Scythes). But ''either'' of the alternative interpretations make it an amazingly meaningful bit of FridgeLogic. In the pessimistic outlook, it's DownerEnding. It seems insane, and when the villain's power is to cause insanity, that does not suggest that the heroes really won. In the more optimistic, Asura's greatest attribute was as a personification of fear, and what individuals are willing to do to try and escape fear. Pulling random superpowers out of thin air, falling into the superpowered evil side, calling on supermagitech, training done to overcome the fear of not matching up to potential, that stuff '''can't''' beat Asura; it's what he's made from, and what made him what he is. It's not about some mystical power popping from nowhere at the last episode, it's about the same courage from episode one that lead her to strike down an opponent that easily outclassed her. Not trying to overpower it, not doing whatever was necessary to become stronger than the feared thing. Being afraid, powerless, and fighting anyway.



* The (anime-only, so far) ending to ''SoulEater''. At first appearance, it's a bog-standard, frustrating, meaningless AssPull, especially irritating since handfuls of at-first-glance far more reasonable solutions (Death the Kid's Sanzu Lines, Black☆Star's [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential upgraded powers]], Maka's Black Blood ''and'' Weapon form capabilities, the PowerOfFriendship, BREW, any or even all of the Weapons becoming Death Scythes). But ''either'' of the alternative interpretations make it an amazingly meaningful bit of FridgeLogic. In the pessimistic outlook, it's DownerEnding. It seems insane, and when the villain's power is to cause insanity, that does not suggest that the heroes really won. In the more optimistic, Asura's greatest attribute was as a personification of fear, and what individuals are willing to do to try and escape fear. Pulling random superpowers out of thin air, falling into the superpowered evil side, calling on supermagitech, training done to overcome the fear of not matching up to potential, that stuff '''can't''' beat Asura; it's what he's made from, and what made him what he is. It's not about some mystical power popping from nowhere at the last episode, it's about the same courage from episode one that lead her to strike down an opponent that easily outclassed her. Not trying to overpower it, not doing whatever was necessary to become stronger than the feared thing. Being afraid, powerless, and fighting anyway.
* The ''SoulEater'' anime ending. [[spoiler:"I see, so courage is just like madness."]]

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* The (anime-only, so far) ending to ''SoulEater''.''Anime/SoulEater''. At first appearance, it's a bog-standard, frustrating, meaningless AssPull, especially irritating since handfuls of at-first-glance far more reasonable solutions (Death the Kid's Sanzu Lines, Black☆Star's [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential upgraded powers]], Maka's Black Blood ''and'' Weapon form capabilities, the PowerOfFriendship, BREW, any or even all of the Weapons becoming Death Scythes). But ''either'' of the alternative interpretations make it an amazingly meaningful bit of FridgeLogic. In the pessimistic outlook, it's DownerEnding. It seems insane, and when the villain's power is to cause insanity, that does not suggest that the heroes really won. In the more optimistic, Asura's greatest attribute was as a personification of fear, and what individuals are willing to do to try and escape fear. Pulling random superpowers out of thin air, falling into the superpowered evil side, calling on supermagitech, training done to overcome the fear of not matching up to potential, that stuff '''can't''' beat Asura; it's what he's made from, and what made him what he is. It's not about some mystical power popping from nowhere at the last episode, it's about the same courage from episode one that lead her to strike down an opponent that easily outclassed her. Not trying to overpower it, not doing whatever was necessary to become stronger than the feared thing. Being afraid, powerless, and fighting anyway.
* The ''SoulEater'' ''Anime/SoulEater'' anime ending. [[spoiler:"I see, so courage is just like madness."]]



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* Medusa using fear and threats of imminent murder to keep Eruka and the Mizune sisters under her thumb gets a layer of brilliance when you remember their AnimalMotifs: Medusa is a snake. Eruka and the Mizune are a frog and some mice respectively. Snakes like to ''eat'' frogs and mice.


* This troper has seen some fans complaining about Medusa wielding a Vector Blade towards the end of the anime, when it was never used before in the anime and does not exist in the manga. But if you think about it, it makes sense that Medusa would know how to fight with a sword - who else would have taught Crona?

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* This troper has seen some Some fans complaining complain about Medusa wielding a Vector Blade towards the end of the anime, when it was never used before in the anime and does not exist in the manga. But if you think about it, it makes sense that Medusa would know how to fight with a sword - who else would have taught Crona?

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* This troper has seen some fans complaining about Medusa wielding a Vector Blade towards the end of the anime, when it was never used before in the anime and does not exist in the manga. But if you think about it, it makes sense that Medusa would know how to fight with a sword - who else would have taught Crona?

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