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    In General 
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Witches, with few exceptions, are considered this due to the "Sway of Magic", which leads them towards destruction.
  • Animal Motifs: They have animal motifs in their names, appearances, and powers:
    • Mabaa's seems to be crows. The courthouse was full of them(Including a giant bird skeleton in a bowl), and her sleeves make her arms look like wings.
    • The Witch Judge, for foxes.
    • Medusa has a snake motif. Her vector arrows resemble snakes, and much of her magic takes the form of snakes. Her chant is also "snake snake, cobra cobra."
    • Arachne's motif is spiders and her magic takes the form of them, while she is often seen sitting in a web high above the ground.
    • Eruka, for frogs. Her magic takes the form of frog-shaped bombs, she croaks as a Verbal Tic, and she can take on the shape of a frog. Her familiar seems to be a giant tadpole.
    • Mizune, for mice. The Mizune sisters speak in mouselike squeaking, sport mouse ears, and have mouse-themed spells. Their fused form also has a tattoo on her stomach resembling mouse whiskers.
    • Angela, for chameleons. Her last name is quite literally "chameleon" and her hat resembles a chameleon with a long tongue as a decorative ribbon.
    • Kim, for raccoon-dogs.
    • Shaula from Soul Eater Not!, for Scorpions
    • Lisa and Arisa (the witches-in-hiding who run Chupa Cabra's), have butterfly and firefly for their themes.
    • Blair subverts this by not actually being a witch, so rather than being a cat themed magical witch, she's a witch themed magical cat.
  • Magic Is Evil: There is such a thing as a good witch, but they're pretty rare, and they tend to get targeted along with the bad ones. There seem to be forms of magic besides witchcraft, though. Eventually subverted in the manga, as even though their magic makes almost all witches predisposed toward being chaotic, that doesn't make them evil. It's why Kid is able to bring a truce between the Witches and DWMA.
  • Witch Classic: Blair the Cat fits into this, although she's technically a cat with strong magic (and thus the ability to shapeshift into a Cat Girl form). Angela (a child witch) is the only other non-antagonistic witch in the series who wears black. The rest of the witches are either a Wicked Witch (and wear the standard outfit, but modified with an Animal Motif and different colours) or avert the trope entirely (particularly Kim, although her non-witch partner just happens to have a flying broom form).
  • Witch Species: Cute Witch, Wicked Witch, Vain Sorceress, and Old Mistress varieties. At first, most except Angela seem evil, but this is being elaborated on in later chapters of the manga.
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    Mabaa 

Mabaa

Voiced by: Tomie Kataoka (Japanese), Wendy Powell (English)

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The current leader of all witches. She is held in high regard for being almost as powerful as Shinigami. Her left eye was taken by Free, and is now covered by a bandage with 1/2 written across it. Her specialty is Spatial Magic.
  • The Archmage: She is the ruler of the witches' realm.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: She is a witch who is almost on par with Shinigami, and is considered the leader of her race.
  • Barrier Maiden: Uses her magic to warp an unknown area so witches can have a haven to reside in and hide from the DWMA.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She uses her magic to save Spirit, Sid, and Marie from getting sealed on the moon in the manga's last chapter.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears one with 1/2 written on it. Covers the socket of the eye that Free took from her.
  • The Faceless: Differs from Face Framed in Shadow to "only seen from the neck down." However, you can see her eye.
  • Nice Hat: Closer to the stereotypical "pointed witch hat" than most others, but also has a face on it.
  • Pokémon Speak: Nyamu!
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She's the only witch who listens to Death the Kid's pleas for aid. She also doesn't seem to bear a grudge against Free for stealing her eye, and even works in tandem with him to help evacuate the moon.
  • Space Master: Her specialty.
  • Teleportation: By virtue of her magic, she can do teleportation as well.

    Witch Judge 

Witch Judge

An elder witch and Mabaa's assistant.
  • Hanging Judge: If the name wasn't a dead giveaway, she is completely unreasonable. In fact, she was the main reason Kim was cast out witch society in the first place because she didn't have any destructive magic.
  • Honor Before Reason: Or possibly revenge from a certain point of view, she practically refuses Kid's plea for help against Asura despite him actually getting to his knees and groveling and Kim likewise doing the same, not to mention the danger Asura possesses for everyone on the planet. Thankfully Mabaa was more then willing to cooperate much to the Witch Judge's chagrin.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Believes this since witches are hunted for their souls to complete a Death Scythe. While it's possible she may have a point (considering that Angela and, to an extent, Blair who aren't evil yet were hunted), a good number of witches that were seen in the series weren't exactly moral and sought to bring harm. Also rather hypocritical of her as well in regards to Kim who's healing magic could've actually proven quite useful to the witches. Yet cast Kim out of the society because her magic had no offensive capabilities, leaving Kim to fend for herself and knowing she could be killed for her soul if she was found out (i.e.: helping the enemy). For all her talk of hating Lord Death, it's says something that he was at least more reasonable and accommodating toward Kim.
  • Mouth of Sauron: Seemingly, she's the one who usually speaks on on Maba's behalf, though doesn't make all the decisions in her name.
  • No Name Given: Just known as the Witch Judge.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: After Mabaa offers her aid to help the DWMA against Asura, it's obvious she isn't enjoying working with her former enemies.

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    Medusa Gorgon 

Medusa Gorgon

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Luci Christian (English), Laura Lenghi (Italian)

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Medusa is the first Big Bad in Soul Eater, Arachne's younger sister, and Crona's abusive mother. She's a deadly combination of Manipulative Bastard and Mad Scientist, and she consistently refuses to just die. Her magical theme is snakes.
  • Abusive Parents: Up to Eleven; she used her child Crona as a lab rat, injecting them with madness-inducing black blood and forcing them to butcher animals or be locked in a sensory deprivation room without food or water for days as part of the "experiment."
  • Action Mom: Villainous example.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Maka. Besides just the obvious conflict of being on opposing sides of good and evil, Medusa's abusive control over Crona has earned her Maka's hatred. Part of the reason for Maka's determination to take her down is to get payback for everything she's done to Crona.
  • The Bad Guy Wins:
    • Very nearly happens in the anime. Medusa gets everything she wants through manipulation and bargaining. She gives the DWMA all the tools they need to stop Arachne, thus making sure Arachne can't dispose of her in her weakened form, and secured a promise from the very lawful Shinigami that in exchange she would be left alone forever. Stein joins her in madness and becomes her lover, and there's nothing the DWMA can do about it. However, in one last ditch effort, Marie quits the DWMA, abusing a loophole, and she takes Crona with her. This makes Maka eventually decide to screw the rules and go off to save Crona, leading to Medusa's defeat.
    • In the manga, she is given a prophecy that Crona will kill her. She decides to use this to her advantage and causes Crona to completely snap into a Humanoid Abomination, which succeeds. However this ends up being very short-sighted. Yeah it brought out Crona's potential, but ultimately he couldn't hold Ashura within themselves at the endgame and both ultimately end up defeated in the end, with Crona even being the one to keep Ashura in check in the Sealed Evil in a Can after regaining their senses
  • Blasphemous Boast: "Defying Gods is in a Witch's job description".
  • Big Bad Ensemble: A nefarious witch whose schemes threaten to destroy the world, she still has to share the spotlight with Asura, who, despite spending much of the series as a Greater-Scope Villain, still gets a lot of focus by the heroes.
  • The Chessmaster: Especially during the Arachnephobia/Brew Island arc, where she managed to pull the a fast one on both without either realizing it.
  • The Comically Serious: She's a bit puzzled by light-hearted folks such as Death, Spirit, and Tezca, and generally tries to stay away.
    Medusa: Shibusen never ceases to amaze me...
  • The Corrupter: In her own way, more dangerous about this than even the Kishin. She knows exactly what she's doing and saves her effort for the most effect.
    • In the anime, she specifically has Crona embed a snake in Marie to corrupt Stein when he resonated with her.
  • Cry Cute: Played for laughs when she's hit by Death's Shinigami Chop while in Rachel's body.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Until changing to Arachne's body, which (going by the cover of volume 20) somehow made her keep her original eye-color but get black hair like Arachne.
  • Dark Action Girl: As capable a fighter as everyone else in the cast, Medusa serves as the anime's Big Bad, almost always sporting a smug smile.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Wields this tendency with Manipulative Bitchiness, in order to best tweak others' noses out of line.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: When she's working at DMWA as a nurse as she can mask her presence as witch.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: She dies in both versions of the manga and anime. But the circumstances are different.
    • In the anime, she has a final battle with Maka and Soul, Maka is stronger but Medusa's also in the body of an innocent child and Maka can't risk hurting her to kill Medusa. Least until she taps into a power that allows her to rip Medusa's soul harmlessly from Rachel's body, to which Maka finishes her off and Soul devours her... soul. Though the ending implies she may have survived somehow.
    • In the manga, she leaves Rachel's body for Archane's and escapes with Crona. After an encounter with Tezca, she realizes the only way to bring out the true potential of Crona's Black Blood is for them to kill her. So she treats them with false kindness which causes Crona's already fragile mind to snap since, up to that point, she's never done so. And indeed, they kill her in a fit of rage with Medusa more then content to allow it since, to her, her experiment was a complete success.
  • Die Laughing: Through her own death, she has the last laugh on Crona...until her plans get spoiled.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Although her machinations continue to cause problems for the heroes, Medusa is killed before they go off to face Asura in both the anime and manga.
  • Does Not Like Shoes/Magical Barefooter: Medusa is a barefooter, and was actually introduced feet-first. She only wears shoes when she is in disguise. Snakes don't have feet to wear shoes on, after all.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Medusa comes to Maka asking for help with saving Crona from Arachne, stating that she still loves her child and doesn't want them to be harmed. Subverted in that she was lying. Medusa was the one who kidnapped Crona and continued her experiments on them; the only reason she went along with the "rescue plan" was to hijack her sister's body.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She was raised sorely on chaos and destruction so things like compassion and love are completely foreign to her and she'll simply scoff at such concepts when presented to her. It's pretty much the basis of a lot of her actions, she feels the world is too boring and wants to cover it in madness.
  • Evil Makeover: Gives one to Rachel when possessing her, looking like a fun-sized version of herself.
  • Evil Matriarch: As mentioned above, the level of abuse she's given to Crona is the stuff of legends.
  • Evil Plan: Thinks the world under Shinigami's rule is boring so her initial plan was to release Asura For Science!.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Is one of the few who is seen as an enemy by the DWMA and the Witches. The only other person who held this trait was her older sister.
  • Expy: Often described as a female equivalent of Naruto's Kabuto and Orochimaru, as a snake-themed Mad Scientist with a penchant for child abuse. Naruto itself possibly referenced this when Kabuto started dressing very similarly to Medusa.
  • Famous Last Words: "I love you, Crona." Given what happened beforehand, it's far from a Pet the Dog moment.
  • Fun Size: After she possesses the body of a little girl.
  • Fur and Loathing: During the first on-screen appearance of a witch's meeting, she is shown leaving wearing a fur coat.
  • Game Face: When she really goes all out, her face resembles a snake. Her mouth stretches into a wide grin, her nose seems to vanish, and her eyes become wide and threatening.
  • Grand Theft Me: Survives her encounter with Stein and Spirit by possessing a little girl. In the manga she later trades up for Arachne's uninhabited body.
  • Hate Sink: If you must know she has no actually redeemable qualities whatsoever.
  • The Heavy: Almost everything in the story happened because of Medusa's plan to revive Asura.
  • Hellish Pupils: To go along with the snake-like look.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Invoked the first time she shows maternal affection towards Crona: Crona, who is now thoroughly insane, butchers her for it, believing that the real Medusa could never be so kind. Being The Chessmaster that she is, however, she fully saw it coming and, in fact, invoked it as part of her plan. Furthermore, it could be argued that there is another present example in her ultimate plan being foiled due to her own prized experiment.
  • Hospital Hottie: By the start of the show she's infiltrated the DWMA as a nurse, occasionally taking the chance to use students as test subjects.
  • I Lied: Certainly not trustworthy in the slightest. She pretty says this word for word after she gains Arcahne's body for her own.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Claims she loves Stein after he kills her. He disagrees, claiming she's just like him and cannot love.
  • In the Hood: Medusa's outfit is iconic for its hood with the snake eyes stitched on top.
  • Jerkass: Calling Medusa a massive asshole would be an understatement.
  • Joker Immunity: Was nearly killed by Stein and Spirit, but survived her body getting too beaten to be of any use, she breaks her soul into pieces and hides them inside one of her snakes and pulls a Grand Theft Me on a little girl. After pulling a successful Enemy Mine against Arachne, she manages to get away despite Maka's attempts to kill her. She manages to keep out of sight for the rest of the series, and only dies because she wanted to.
  • Killed Off for Real:
    • In the manga, she wanted to die in order to turn Crona into a Humanoid Abomination. Even in death, she gets what she wants...at first anyways.
    • In the anime, Maka takes her out with Genie Hunter. However, there is a Sequel Hook that indicates she may have survived.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The series is mostly comedic before her appearance, but after she does, it starts becoming FAR more serious and contain far more Nightmare Fuel.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Though she rarely uses physical attacks, she uses a lot of acrobatics to get around and keep herself positioned far away from harm.
  • Lack of Empathy: She makes Stein look warm-hearted.
  • Leitmotif "Lady of Gorgon".
  • Lies to Children: Especially her own. And that child's friends. And everyone else, of course.
  • Magical Incantation: Snake, snake, cobra, cobra...
  • Manipulative Bitch: Although plenty powerful in a direct confrontation, she generally prefers to exploit people.
  • Meaningful Name: If you consider that "Gorgon" is also the Greek word for "horrible"...
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: She apparently has an M.D., or at least faked the credentials for one because students used the title "Doctor" when referring to her on multiple occasions. Considering how she dabbles into Mad Scientist territory occasionally, post-graduate education might be reasonable.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
    • By the end of the series, her plan to drown the world in madness by creating a new kishin has, not only failed, but resulted in a more peaceful, stable world. The cherry on top is that she wound up giving her own child the means he/she uses to stop the series' Big Bad.
    • In the anime, she willingly gives up BREW, which allows Death to directly engage with Asura by turning his city into a Humongous Mecha. However, this was completely intended by her, as she wanted to cause both sides of the conflict to destroy each other.
  • Not Quite Dead: Implied in the anime, as a snake with her signature arrow pattern can briefly be seen in the end credits for the final episode (presumably intended as a Sequel Hook). Averted in the manga, which makes it very clear that she is absolutely dead.
  • Offing the Offspring: In the anime she impales Crona with one of her vectors, very nearly killing them. She wasn't aiming for them, but shows absolutely no remorse when it happens, even laughing about the situation.
  • Orifice Invasion:
    • During a confrontation, she shoved her arms down Eruka's and a Mizune's throats, secretly depositing a number of magical snake constructs into their bodies. As demonstrated with Mizune, the snakes can tear them apart from the inside with a simple command from Medusa.
    • Also attempts this on Stein via a vector-laced kiss, only to be foiled by a pesky distraction. She later succeeds in getting one into Marie by having Crona slip it into her tea, where its wavelength reaps all manner of havoc on Stein until it's caught. Eventually.
  • Science Wizard: Of the Mad Scientist variety, she's shown definite shades of this, with all her work and "experiments" to perfect the Black Blood and artificial Clowns. May also partly explain why she seems so attracted to Dr. Stein.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: In the manga, Medusa ultimately sets up Crona's madness fit that gets her killed as part of her plan to make Crona the ultimate weapon.
  • Sigil Spam: Arrows. Her motif is snakes, but her snakes are almost always represented by black arrows, or "vectors". She uses them as ranged weapons (Vector Arrow), as a tag on the floor to shove her enemies around (Vector Plate), as close-range weapons attached to her body, and various other things. Even her blood and organs take the shape of arrows after her battle with Stein.
  • Slasher Smile: Her grins distort her entire face.
  • The Sociopath: Medusa is utterly incapable of even understanding love or empathy, is a masterful actor and manipulator, commits heinous crimes just for her own stimulation, and will torture and murder her own family without thinking twice.
  • Smug Snake: Despite her intellect and usual temporary success with her plans, she has a long track record of underestimating most of her enemies.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: Considering that she has a snake motif, and is the nastiest villain in the series...
  • The Social Darwinist: Her stated motivation for unleashing madness: People will get stronger.
  • Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred: Thanks to Tezca Tlipoca's prophecy, she found out that Crona would be the death of her, so she put it to good use by provoking Crona's festering hatred of her by showing Crona kindness, thus completing her research into black blood.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Besides being a witch these are no doubt meant to underscore her snake motif.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Persists in calling Maka "Maka-chan." Maka hates it, obviously.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Medusa's sharp eyes, on top of adding to her mature good looks, help give her an eternally sneaky expression and can be described as snakelike.
  • The Unfought: Not by the main protagonists in the manga anyway as she's way too powerful. Most gotten was trying to get around her to stop Euruka and Free from reviving Asura after which Stein and Spirit take over. She's in a child's body the next time Maka meets her and takes over Arcahne's body in their last meeting after which Crona kills her. Averted in the anime, where Maka ultimately engages her and takes her down with Genie Hunter.
  • Unholy Matrimony: In the anime she tips Stein completely over onto her side and they are lovers for a short while before his madness is reversed. During this short time they are a very effective evil fighting pair.
  • The Vamp: To Stein, though the large majority of this comes from the anime.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In the anime, after Stein is restored to sanity, Medusa begins to lose it big time, attacking wildly and starting to panic.
  • Villainous Crush: She seems to be rather interested in Stein, but he rejects her by saying she doesn't even know what love is. In the anime, they do become lovers for a while while Stein is corrupted by madness caused by Medusa.
  • Villains Never Lie: In the manga she calls an Enemy Mine with the DWMA against Arachnophobia, claiming it was because they kidnapped Crona and she want to save them. Maka definitely wanted it to be true, and in spite of Soul's advice started to trust Medusa by the end. She was lying.
  • Wicked Witch: You don't get much more wicked than abusing a child to the point of driving them mad.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Has no qualms about taking on the DWMA regardless of age. Heck when she lost her first body she quickly hijacked the body of a young girl. The anime makes this worse, as she seduces Stein while in this body (thankfully offscreen).
  • Yandere: Only applicable in the anime, where she is more interested in Stein and goes out of her way to corrupt and seduce him, then mocks Marie for him leaving her. When Stein returns to sanity and fights her, she enters a Villainous Breakdown.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Or maybe that should be snakeiness.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: Can use her Vector Plates to trap her opponents. Prominently, she formed a circle of these around her and Stein in their first battle.

    Arachne Gorgon 

Arachne Gorgon

Voiced by: Michiko Neya (Japanese), Stephanie Young (English), Laura Boccanera (Italian)

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The second Big Bad in Soul Eater, Medusa's older sister, and a powerful witch. She is the leader of the massive Organization "Arachnophobia" and is referred to as the mother of all Demon Weapons. Her magical theme is spiders.
  • Arachnid Appearance and Attire: Arachne, meaning spider in Greek, is nicknamed the "Spider Witch" and the "Spider Queen". She's an Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette of tall height with an hourglass figure and long, thin limbs. She wears her hair in a bun that ends in the shape of a spider's pedipalps. She has web patterns on her irises, the collar of her black dress, and her hand fan.
  • Arc Villain: For the combined Brew Island/Capture Baba Yaga's Castle arcs.
  • Assimilation Plot: In the manga, Arachne's ultimate goal is to shed her physical body and become madness itself, uniting all people in insanity (and the feeling of their brains being eaten by spiders).
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: She looks exactly like one wold expect a witch named "Arachne" to look- like a spider given human form.
  • Benevolent Boss: Many of Arachne's subordinates served her willingly and Giriko even sought to avenge her death. This is a complete contrast to Eruka, Mizune and Free who abandoned Medusa's agenda the moment she died and didn't seem saddened by her demise.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: She talks a good game, but it's almost hilarious how utterly Medusa outclasses her in every way.
  • Dark Action Girl: Though she tends to stay out of it, Arachne is perfectly capable of holding herself in a fight, all while being as elegant as can be.
  • Death Glare: To rival Medusa's. Web patterns creep across her face when she decides to look scary.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Like Medusa, Arachne's death is different depending on the medium:
    • In the manga, she dies in battle against Maka, having shed her human body to become madness itself only for Soul to use his Soul Wavelength to counter her, allowing Maka to finish her off. Her soul would later be eaten by Soul to become a full fledged Death Scythe.
    • In the anime, she attempted to romance Asura in an effort to control him. It almost works but he realizes he is starting to care about her and kills her to prevent it from happening. He then eats his soul to gain a major power boost due to her magical power.
  • Didn't See That Coming:
    • What's the matter, Arachne? Didn't think that losing your physical body would be a hindrance, even though you'd be almost incapable of defending yourself? Too bad.
    • In the anime: What was that? Didn't think Asura would betray you? Wow, tough.
    • Even before that in the anime, she's shocked to hear that Medusa betrayed her location to the DWMA, as she was expecting Medusa to be too weak to make any moves against her.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Arachne is a few shades away from being chalk white with rich black hair.
  • Everything's Sexier in French: Her theme song in the anime.
  • Evil Aunt: To Crona, but this only comes up in her first scene, when Arachne offers Crona her love but is rejected.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Arachne has a white spiderweb design in both of her irises.
  • Face Death with Dignity: In the manga, she comments that abandoning her body drained her offensive magic and cost her the battle with Soul and Maka, accepting it as her own tactical error as she dies.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: A luxuriously gothic witch with eccentric tastes and lady-like mannerism. That and her spider-based magic adding a lovely dose of malevolence and creepiness to her true nature.
  • The Heretic: She's hated and feared by the other witches for experimenting on them too.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard:
    • In the Anime, Her plan to make Asura fall in love with her works too well since Asura rushes to kill her as soon as he realizes that he cares about her.
    • In the manga Soul uses her own madness-spreading web to cast the anti-madness wavelength and nullify her powers.
  • Hot Witch: She's an Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette and a voluptuous Lady of Black Magic in a low-cut black dress.
  • Lady and Knight: Dark Lady to Giriko's Black Knight.
  • Lady of Black Magic: She's calm and aristocratic, as well as a powerful witch. Her spells don't attack directly, but from within and she can blast people's minds.
  • Meaningful Name: Arachne of Greek mythology was a very talented woman who abused her talent which invoked the wrath of a god who caused her to become a spider for her heresy.
  • Mind Rape: Her Insanity Attack. By blasting others' minds with insanity, she took out Medusa in one blow and almost gained control over Soul (until Maka snapped him out of it).
  • Older Than They Look: Her physical beauty didn't change one bit in 700 years.
  • Orcus on His Throne: She's much less action-prone than Medusa, and she spends most of the time slouched on her web-throne. Justified in that she was out of practice due to eight centuries spent as a millions of spiders.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Her physical beauty didn't change one bit in that timespan.
  • Seductive Spider: A spider-themed witch who acts as The Vamp and flaunts her beauty more than her siblings. She becomes a literal spider later on.
  • Ship Tease: With Giriko in the manga, whose relationship to her is comparable to Soul's relationship with Maka.
  • Smug Snake: What she turns out to be. Wile always acting like everything is All According to Plan, all her plans end up in failure. The greatest example is while she believed that she had Medusa 'entangled' in her webs, it was actually the opposite: Medusa was capable of outsmarting her more than once and used her for her own goals.
  • Soul Jar: She placed her soul in a golem eight centuries ago as a means of hiding.
  • Spider People: Upon leaving her mortal body she now takes the form of her former self' torso on a giant spider's black body.
  • The Stoic: She's calm even as her underlings decide to ruin her dinner by fighting each other.
  • Surveillance as the Plot Demands: She can see and hear through any spider in the world.
  • Unholy Matrimony:
    • Subverted in the anime. She and Asura appeared to be headed in this direction in the anime, with the noticeably intimate ways they interacted. Once he realizes he loves her, though, Asura fears the power she has over him and kills her without hesitation.
  • The Vamp: Toward pretty much the whole of Arachnophobia, which is as much a criminal empire as a cult of personality centered around her.
  • Wicked Cultured: She's much more refined than her younger sister, as hinted by her theme song. She is often seen drinking wine in her spare time.

    Shaula Gorgon 

Shaula Gorgon

Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Elizabeth Maxwell (English)

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The apparent Big Bad of Soul Eater Not! and does not appear in the main series. She's the younger sister of Arachne and Medusa.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Her drive to be the superior of the Gorgon sisters and crushing the DWMA.
  • Big Bad: Of Soul Eater Not!.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Seeks to prove herself as being superior to Medusa and Arachne but gets killed by non-Spartoi students, showing she never had a hope of matching up to either of her rivals.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: She has yin-yang shaped eyes.
  • The Faceless: Her face didn't appear in the anime until episode 5.
  • Freudian Excuse: In the anime, she states that she's looking to make the DWMA feel the same despair and loneliness that she has experienced because of their persecution of witches.
  • The Ghost: In the main series, it's mentioned perhaps that there are three Gorgon sisters, but she's never named or alluded to again. The spinoff was her first actual appearance and pretty much the only time she is active in the series.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Like Medusa, she makes the story head in a darker direction even if she does not consume the mood completely.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Her behavior so far suggests this. Apparently, it runs in the family.
  • Mooks: "Traitors" who fight the heroes and those brainwashed by her rings.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her magenta hair has multicolored floral patterns with a dark purple background inside.
  • Nice Hat: Or whatever that weird head cloth-thing of hers is.
  • Odd Name Out: She is the only member of the Gorgon sisters whose given name have nothing to do with Classical Mythology.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Her last expression in the anime when the heroines manage to push through her attack and proceed to strike her down.
    • In the manga, it's seeing all the Death Scythes lead by Lord Death and Kid as she's trying to escape from the heroines. Realizing even if she could counter or dodge the girls' attack, there's nowhere for her to run to.
  • People Puppets: Her rings seem to give her this power over people.
  • Posthumous Character: As NOT! is a prequel, she's long dead by the main timeline in original series and has had her soul captured. Apparently waiting for the day when Tsugumi can gain the 99 evil souls to eat her.
  • Prehensile Hair: In a large braid with a stinger on the end.
  • Sailor Fuku: She wears a long-sleeved, long-skirted black sailor uniform with a white blue-trimmed collar and a red tie.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Wears a Sailor Fuku for some reason.
  • Sigil Spam: Those under her mind control gain design representing a scorpion's claws in their right eye.
  • Smug Snake: She looks down upon her older sisters and wants nothing more than to prove her superiority to them but the main trio, not even Spartoi students, are able to defeat her together before mastering any advanced combat moves seen in the regular series. It's clear that Medusa and Arachne are on a completely different level.
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Medusa's Minions

    Eruka Frog 

Eruka Frog

Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (Japanese), Kate Oxley (English), Ilaria Latini (Italian)

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A witch in Medusa's employ. Eruka has no particular loyalty to Medusa, but ends up doing her dirty work anyway because Medusa threatened her with gory death if she refused. Seems to be good friends with the Mizune sisters. Eruka's magical theme is frogs.
  • Anti-Villain: She doesn't want much of anything to do with Medusa, but isn't free to act on her own.
  • Berserk Button: She gets rather upset when anyone does something to her pet/familiar Tadpole Jackson.
  • Butt-Monkey: Since losing to Medusa, she's been subject to quite a lot of humiliation and physical abuse (like Medusa ordering her to turn into a frog so she can step on her, or Black Star threatening to eat her), basically all of which is played for laughs.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Tends to be the Butt-Monkey in a given fight (to be fair, a given fight in Soul Eater is rather insane), ducking and covering before maybe doing something rather useful. Place her in a support role with her magic calculation, however, and she becomes far more powerful. Shooting targets on the moon comes to mind.
  • Cute Witch: She's not as sexualized as Medusa or Blair, but is still conventionally attractive.
  • Explosive Leash: Medusa put countless magical snakes into Eruka's body that will rip her apart on-command. When the DWMA captures her they subject her to a literal explosive leash at the same time.
  • Facial Markings: Eruka has small black circles at the end of her lips, reminiscent of a frog's cheeks.
  • Familiar: Has one named Tadpole Jackson, whom she rides on and cares for very much.
  • Good with Numbers: Her magical ability is average at best, but her calculation-and-location spells in particular are where she really shines. So much so, she plays a crucial part in DWMA's final fight against Kishin Asura himself. She's even able to pinpoint and call a shot from the Earth all the way to the Moon!
  • Having a Blast: Most of her spells involve creating exploding tadpoles that look like Cartoon Bombs.
  • Lovable Coward: Mostly "lovable" thanks to her Chew Toy status and by being one of the less evil witches.
  • Mad Bomber: She's not as indiscriminate as most, but she does state blowing things are up is why she enjoys being a witch.
  • Meaningful Name: Eruka Frog.
  • Nice Hat: It even has eyes and a mouth!
  • Pragmatic Villainy: She was one of the first witches to realize how much bad news Medusa was (justifiably so), but trying to kill her was mostly because Eruka thought Medusa was drawing too much attention from the DWMA.
  • Ship Tease: With Free. The two are almost always partnered together, and are on remarkably good terms compared to the rest of the villainous characters.
  • Significant Anagram: Her name rearranges into "kaeru" (Japanese for "frog").
  • Smug Snake: Was one until she got taken down a peg or two by Medusa.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": It's Eruka, not Elka (as per the localizations).
  • Trapped in Villainy: On her own, she's fairly harmless. She likes seeing stuff blow up, but is otherwise low key. However, she was pressed into service by Medusa.
  • Underestimating Badassery: She really, really had no idea what kind of person Medusa is until she saw one of the Mizune sisters get ripped apart.
  • Verbal Tic: ...geko.

    Mizune 

Mizune

Voiced by: Mayuki Makiguchi (Japanese), Trina Nishimura (English)

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Mizune is the surname of a family of witches who all look alike and whose animal theme is mice. One of them, along with Eruka, attempted to kill Medusa, but she was killed in the process. Eruka then told the sisters she was killed by the DWMA, and they joined Medusa to seek revenge. The five family members can merge into a single larger being.
  • Adorable Evil Minions: The individual Mizune have the appearance of mouse-like children, despite apparently all being adult.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Normal Mizune all wear a cylinder-shaped garment that cover pretty much everything, but on combined Mizune it only goes from her shoulders down to most of her breasts. Lampshaded by Blair during their "confrontation". It's also implied that the only reason it's like this is because Medusa had killed one of the sisters, and that the top part of the outfit is normally longer.
  • Bishōnen Line: They can transform from a pack of gonks/moes into one Ms. Fanservice.
  • Cat Fight: They get a literal one against Blair. With an all-male audience watching, of course.
  • Flight: Unlike other witches who use brooms, the Mizune can fly with their own power. Said power makes it look like they have rocket engines under their dresses.
  • Fusion Dance: The Mizune sisters can merge together into one being. Or two.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Medusa shows she can understand their chittering in the Capture Baba Yaga's Castle arc.
  • Laser Blade: Whisker Beam, which they can use in all their forms.
  • Nice Hat: Specifically one that looks like a mouse head.
  • Underboobs: Normal Mizune all wear a cylinder-shaped garment that cover pretty much everything, but on combined Mizune it only goes from her shoulders down to most of her breasts. Lampshaded by Blair during their "confrontation". It's also implied that the only reason it's like this is because Medusa had killed one of the sisters, and that the top part of the outfit is normally longer.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Their name is the Japanese word for mouse ("nezumi") backwards.note 
  • The Unintelligible: At least while they're not fused.
  • Verbal Tic: They make mouse chittering when fused (except for their 5 people fusion).

Others

    Blair 

Blair

Voiced by: Emiri Katou (Japanese), Yuko Sasamoto (Japanese - CD dramas), Leah Clark (English), Monica Ward (Italian)

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Not actually a witch, Blair is just a cat with strong magical powers (or so she claims). When in human form, she's a Hot Witch and often flirts with Soul in order to fluster him, much to Maka's irritation. Still, however, there's much more to her than she lets on and is a consistent enigma in the series. Blair's magical theme is pumpkins.
  • All Witches Have Cats: Of the extreme variety. She's a magic cat that likes dressing like a witch, possibly because of this trope.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: When the Lust chapter of the Book of Eibon switches everyone's gender, Blair becomes a man handsome enough to distract a succubus.
  • Back from the Dead: Dies in her first encounter against Maka and Soul. Then promptly shows back up, much to the pair's confusion. Since she's a cat, she has nine lives.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears a bikini top and tiny shorts during a Cat Fight with Mizune.
  • Bishōnen: Downplayed. When the Lust chapter of the Book of Eibon switches everyone's gender, Blair becomes a tall, slim muscular man with fine features. She's so attractive that she manages to distract a succubus.
  • Blush Sticker: Whenever she's catty.
  • Calling Your Attack: Halloween Cannon, among others.
  • Cat Girl: She is a magic cat who can shapeshift into a human. In human form, she takes on the appearance of a young Hot Witch with a set of purple catlike ears. She also has a curled up purple cat tail that resembles her cat form one.
  • Cats Are Magic: She's a cat with magical powers and the ability to transform into a Cat Girl who looks like a Hot Witch. Soul and Maka mistake her for an actual witch in her introduction, and since the witches are thought of as Always Chaotic Evil, they kill her and take her soul to turn Soul into a Death Scythe, which fails because no matter how witch-like she is, Blair is not an actual witch. Fortunately, as a cat, Blair has nine lives and nine souls, so being killed doesn't matter much to her. It doesn't help Soul or Maka that Blair's human form happens to have the iconic pointy hat and flowing robe, though Blair's robe is only flowy in the sleeves and the rest consists of a miniskirt and a tank-top.
  • Cats Have Nine Lives: Blair has her soul eaten by Soul and Maka. She survives and explains it by saying "Do you know how many souls cats have?". In a later chapter, she's stuck inside a massive pressure cooker in the Flying Duchman's Nidhogg Factory, supposed to be hot enough to melt down a soul. When she shows up on a subsequent page without a scratch after the process, the only explanation she offers is "Because I'm Blair".
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: It's easy to forget she was handing Maka and Soul's asses several times in the first episode without trying much. There is also the fact she can use her explosive magic power and kick the Mizune Sisters' asses in cat form. That goes without saying, do not underestimate this feline.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: How else to explain why she moved in with Soul and Maka?
  • The Ditz: Her magic must be in-born because she's not exactly the brightest bulb in the sign.
  • Femme Fatalons: In human form, Blair's nails are still long, and she's a very dangerous fighter.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: She usually wears a form-fitting dress, accentuating her curves.
  • Fun Personified: Is there any scene that Blair can't make better just by showing up?
  • Heroic Seductress: She is a magical cat who likes to take the form of a voluptuous woman. While not really a hero — she's the main characters' roommate and enjoys teasing Soul, she does help out when the son of Death gets trapped in a book. When they enter the book, it temporarily flips everyone's gender and a succubus tries to distract the heroes. Cue Blair turning into Mr. Fanservice and blasting it.
  • Hot Witch: Subverted. In human form, Blair is a voluptuous woman in black with a pointed hat, a form-fitting minidress, and thigh-high boots. Soul and Maka mistake her for an actual witch in her introduction, only to discover that she's a cat with strong magic and thus the ability to shapeshift into a Cat Girl form instead.
  • Genki Girl: When she's not being smug, Blair is almost always perky as can be, and is easily excited.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Her humanoid form qualifies as such, having cat ears.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: She's very flirty and the actual last person to regain her usual form after the cast gets genderflipped for an amount of time proportional to the amount of lust they have. When the second to last asks if she's back to a girl yet she replies "Of course I'm still a tom" with a clear tone of "What are you, stupid?"
  • Magical Incantation: Pu-Pumpkin, Pumpkin...
  • Marshmallow Hell: Puts Soul in this at least three times.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is a Shout-Out to The Blair Witch Project.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Blair is flirty, busty, and loves to wear bikini tops and loves to give Soul a Marshmallow Hell. She even has a Cat Fight with the Mizune combined form, who is also a Ms. Fanservice.
  • Naked First Impression: When they first meet, Soul falls on her while she's in the bathtub. The rest of Maka's friends end up meeting her this way as well.
  • Naked on Arrival: She's introduced taking a bath.
  • Nice Girl: She can be a bit perverted and ditzy, but she is very friendly.
  • Nice Hat: She can even use it as a weapon! And it's always on her no matter what form.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: When the Lust chapter of the Book of Eibon switches everyone's gender, Blair wears nothing but a hat, an open jacket, pants, and shoes.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: She is a cat that frequently takes a Cat Girl form that looks mostly human except for her cat ears and tail.
  • Pretty Freeloader: She just sort of invades Soul and Maka's house after they eat one of her souls.
  • Sexy Cat Person: She is a magic cat who can shapeshift into a human. In human form, she's a woman who dresses very skimpily and flirts with any man she meets. In one Gender Bender story where she's temporarily changed into a man, she's just as sexy and sexually active.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Soon after Soul trashed her place and ate one of her souls (by mistake), she started living in his and Maka's place, and she's been a perpetual tease ever since: not afraid to crawl up to a snoozing Soul in the nude or to "accidentally" drop the towel she was wearing in front of the entire gang when they first come over. She also works nights at the cabaret frequented by Maka's father.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Fitting, as she's a cat with magic powers.
  • The Tease: Blair loves to tease practically every guy she meets, and has no shame in being nude in front of any and all house guests. She prefers to tease Soul in particular, which unfortunately ignites Maka's wrath.
  • Team Pet: After her debut she decided to move in as Maka and Soul's pet cat. She sometimes gets involved in the fighting, but not often.
  • Unusual Ears: Her cat ears in humanoid form.
  • Weaponized Headgear: Blair's hat, Zukun, can stretch out and grab and sling things outside of Blair's reach with surprising strength.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: She wears tiny shorts during a Cat Fight with Mizune.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Blair's hair is purple, same as her fur color as a cat.

    Angela Leon 

Angela Leon

Voiced by: Ayaka Saitou (Japanese), Majken Bullard (English)

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A child witch under the protection of Mifune, to whom she is very devoted. Angela's magical theme is geckos.

    Risa and Arisa 

Risa and Arisa

Risa voiced by: Mayuki Makiguchi (Japanese), Cynthia Cranz (English)

Arisa voiced by: Izumi Koike (Japanese), Trina Nishimura (English)

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Two women who work in the cabaret club with Blair. In the manga, they turn out to be witches and spies for Arachnophobia, and are taken into custody.
  • Adaptational Heroism: They're only witches in the manga. If they are in the anime, it is never revealed since the story never dwells on the other witches outside the Gorgon Sisters, though they are seen helping Joe along with Blair.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: In the manga they're freed to help save Kid from the Book of Eibon.
  • The Mole: They try to spy on the DWMA through Spirit, but their efforts are always fruitless because all he ever talks about is his family. If anything, it made DWMA more suspicious of them and eventually outed them out in the end.
  • Those Two Girls: They're never seen apart.
  • Stepford Smiler: Averted. They smile because it's their job to be friendly.
  • Stripperiffic: They do work in a cabaret club.

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