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The central characters of Soul Eater: Unsound Souls.


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     As A Whole 
Our protagonists, everyone.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief:
    • Fighter: Victoria, employing less strategy in favor of simply overpowering her enemies.
    • Mage: Cassiel, being frail, but with the best range out of the three.
    • Thief: Dart, the fastest of the trio, often turning foes' attacks against them.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: After having beat the shit out of each other in Chapter 10, it's only natural that they'd chum up afterwards.
  • Idiot Ball: Bounced around from person to person for the sake of comedy, usually with one trait played up to another's straight man (IE: Dart's dorkiness, Alice's workaholic attitude, Cassiel's overall naivety of humanity's ways, Julian's vanity and/or cowardice, Victoria's headstrong do-or-die nature.)
  • Rotating Protagonist: Though Dart and Alice are the advertised main characters, Cassiel, Julian, and Victoria fit the bill just as well.
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    Dart Dekei 
"Didn't your mothers teach the both of ya how to act?"

The protagonist. Raised a country bumpkin, Dart's polite, sensitive, and at times doesn't seem cut out for the meister life. Still, as Alice soon discovers, he's got a killer instinct, and with the extent of his patience comes a breaking point.


  • Armor-Piercing Question: Questions whether or not Alice cares more about getting a witch soul or saving the unaware people in Chapter 16.
  • Aura Vision: His powers of Soul Perception are practically nonexistent, but even that doesn't stop him from noticing the dozens of witch souls amassed before his attempted sacrifice at Seth's hands.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Delivers one to a bickering Julian and Alice in Chapter 12.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Isn't above kicking dirt in the face of his enemies.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: In a lot of ways, he's Maka's polar opposite: mild-mannered, Book Dumb, and no background whatsoever in the DWMA.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Ends up accidentally destroying a mechanical bat at a sideshow in one swing, and quickly gets run out for it.
  • Funny Afro: His naturally-spiked hair going in all directions resembles one.
  • Good Is Dumb: Not as dumb as your typical shonen action hero, but he's no Einstein.
  • The Heart: The moral center of the cast, and easily the most empathetic.
  • Heroic BSoD: Doesn't take Victoria's apparent death well, to the point where he tries to pull her out from the rubble while two Kishin eggs are directly behind him.
  • Hero Insurance: In Chapter 8, he's quick to assure that he'll pay back the bill for the hotel wall he busted. Given his somewhat flighty nature and the fact that the bill goes unmentioned after that, it's unlikely he ever did.
  • Hero Worship: He finds himself in constant admiration of those around him in terms of strength, particularly Victoria and the EAT class students.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: In earlier chapters. Once he's well-acquainted with Alice, Cassiel, Julian, and Victoria, he seems to mellow out of this trope.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Ends up forming one with Joe Buttataki. Over a microwave.
  • Ki Attacks: Like his Soul Perception, Dart can channel the power of Soul Force, to a limited extent.
  • Martial Pacifist: A weird case. While Dart is able to butcher Kishin eggs and other monstrous creatures left and right, he pulls his punches against human foes, sometimes to his own detriment.
  • Mysterious Past: Dart runs away from home to the academy at the age of twelve for reasons he won't disclose.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Dart's refusal to kill Seth indirectly ends up giving Medusa flesh.
  • Nice Guy: While occasionally muddled in instances of self-righteousness, he's still an honest, charitable soul.
  • Not a Morning Person: He's a heavy sleeper, not particular enthusiastic in the first few minutes of waking up, and it's later implied he has a crutch for coffee.
  • Opposites Attract: Works well with Nicolette as a weapon and meister pair, despite their clashing personality traits.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Rather than killing Noah as soon as possible during their duel, he opts to keep him alive to torture.
  • Shrinking Violet: Aims to please a little too well sometimes, watching his tongue to keep all of his negative thoughts inward.
  • Spanner in the Works: Manages to be one in Noah's "Leone Lock" just by being concerned about Julian's well-being to deduce something was up.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Alice forcing him to face the reality of Gopher's transformation into a monster in the chapter of Envy pushes him over the edge, curbstomping Gopher with the Dragonslayer after directing all his anger towards Noah.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If Dart had killed Seth while he had the chance, then Medusa wouldn't have had such an easy sacrifice at her disposal when he was crippled.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In-universe, he calls out Alice for pursuing self-interest more than the actual lives at stake.

     Alice Robinson 
"As if! My drive is what’s gotten us this far, Dart! This is no game of chess we’re talking about; whatever threat lies here isn’t going to pace itself, and if we don’t keep ourselves one! Step! Ahead! Of the game, there won’t be people to protect!"

The deuteragonist, along with Dart. An asocial fourteen year-old who only seems concerned with fulfilling her family's destiny by becoming a Death Scythe.


  • Action Girl: Subverted during the Fleurahan Adversaries; trying to go up against Lily of the Valley nets even less success than Nika's attempt, and Jane herself is well aware of the fact that the DWMA gives meisters the bulk of extensive training.
  • Attack Reflector: Her blade can reflect the magic spheres fired by Seth, and then again in her partially-transformed state against Lily of the Valley.
  • Alice Allusion: Intentional. Though aside from her blonde hair and name, there's not much else.
  • Break the Haughty: Played for laughs with her Hero Worship of Excalibur, lasting up until she meets him.
  • BFS: Her standard weapon form doesn't qualify, but the six-foot-long Dragonslayer certainly does.
  • Charged Attack: Dragonslayer initially requires a full-blown Resonance to summon, but later, it can be brought out in short bursts so long as Dart and Alice have a shared goal in mind.
  • Closet Geek: A fan of theatre, and a HUGE (former) nerd for Excalibur.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rarely will she miss an opportunity to make a quick aside about whatever insanity lies around her.
  • Family Honor: Her reason for joining the DWMA, coming from a long lineage of bladed weapons.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Her attempts at motivating Dart to kill Gopher in the Book of Eibon by reminding him the heinousness of Noah's act works a little too well when Dart opts to torture Noah later on, giving the latter enough time to fully realize his powers.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attempted, when the rafters are falling apart after fighting Seth, shoving Dart out of harm's way. She notes this trope to be one of the philosophies of being a weapon.
    • Gets a lampshade from Nika later on.
    Nika: It's unhealthy to have a martyr complex at fourteen, Alice!
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She's distant, but there's a heart in there, somewhere.
  • Humble Pie: Spending two years syncing her soul was a reality check for her twelve year-old self.
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Views her partnership with Dart as strictly business. As of late, she's mostly ditched the attitude, considering it would make her profession very inconvenient.
  • It's All About Me: Shows shades of this before character development, with more interest in pursuing her personal goals than saving lives.
  • Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: Her coldness has dialed down a bit since her introduction.
  • Mean Brit: In spite of (or perhaps because of) her proper upbringing, one of Alice's most defining traits is her honesty. Blunt, blunt honesty.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Noticeably unaffected by the idol of Lust's universal allure, which allows the party to secure a victory.
  • Only Sane Woman: Considering her classmates and teacher, she often provides a voice of clarity. However, she's not completely free of her own moments, leading to...
    • Not So Stoic: In battle, she can get a little riled up, and freaks out when Victoria begins carelessly examining Excalibur.
  • Properly Paranoid: Is quite suspicious of the numerous, glowing flowers in the darkened store in Chapter 22. Sure enough, it's part of an assassination attempt.
  • The Strategist: Usually the one to bring up a game-changing idea in the midst of battle.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: She acts much more like thirty than fourteen.

     Cassiel 
A thirteen year-old Esper who was taken in by the DWMA as an infant, and kept in a cell for her safety, until the events of the story occur. Despite these circumstances, she's quite cheery.


  • Aura Vision: The first Esper power other than flying that Cassiel has demonstrated, separate from Soul Perception. It appears to be selective, showing only the aura silhouette of the person she wants to see.
  • Big WHAT: Her reaction to finding out Julian's potential as a morph weapon.
  • Blessed with Suck: Her aura vision, in a sense. While it does come in handy for finding people, using it makes her effectively blind, and it drains her "internal battery" of mana quicker in conjunction with levitation.
  • Break the Cutie: The fight with Gloriosa Superba is a big one for her, watching everyone but herself and Julian get horrifically scorched until she's the last one standing on the battlefield.
  • Butt-Monkey: Catches a bad case of this in Chapter 23. While under Laceflower's effects, she's punched, forced to chug hot sauce, lie to her friends, and nearly ingests cyanide if not for her psychokinesis.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Several.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Even moreso than Dart or Victoria; if she wasn't one, her chances of survival would be significantly lower.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Lampshaded by nearly everyone she meets. It's evident she doesn't blend well into human culture.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Cassiel's easily the most fragile, and arguably least sensible in the trio consisting of her, Dart, and Victoria. On the other hand, her developmental potential as an Esper is only going upward, and even slight creative usage of her weak-on-paper weapons can put her foes on edge.
  • Death Of A Thousand Cuts/Everything's Better with Spinning: Her "one-thousand lashes" technique qualifies, spinning the opponent 'round with the plasma whip and then wailing on them with a series of whipcracks.
  • DePower: The restrictions placed on her while under Noah's captivity render her unable to use any of her power.
  • Expy: The author designed some of her personality with Starfire in mind.
  • Fragile Speedster: Had no exposure to combat before the story, and is really lightweight. Balancing this out, however, is her ability to fly.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Her aura vision seems nigh-useless in a combat setting, but it has much more practical application.
  • Heroic BSoD: Witnessing Julian's presumed death against Victoria basically incapacitates her, combined with Please Wake Up.
    • Suffers a brief bout of depression upon Eibon's rather harsh renouncement of her, declaring her a jinx.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: As a result of her sheltered upbringing, the true intentions of obviously shady types tend to go over her head. This comes to a head when she goes to console a presumably grieving Noah, and gets kidnapped for her troubles.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Cass", coined by Julian. Briefly referred to as "Cinderella" by Victoria before befriending her.
  • Living MacGuffin: Captured by Noah to harness her boundless magical potential as an Esper.
  • Mana: Her flight, aura vision, and psychokinesis all borrow from the same internal power source. It can be regenerated over time without any conscious effort on her part.
  • Meaningful Name: In Judeo-Christian religion, Cassiel is the angel of solitude and tears. Fitting for someone who spent a large chunk of their life in confinement. Also a Gender-Blender Name, considering that Cassiel (the angel) was male.
  • Mind over Matter: She eventually discovers an innate psychokinesis, although it's restricted to one object at a time, and she's incapable of using it on living organisms.
  • Mundane Utility: Her discovery of psychokinesis came from moving a remote after becoming too lazy to get it herself.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Due to a lack of knowledge of social norms, though less prevalent with her assimilation into human society.
  • Orphanage of Fear: The DWMA itself to her, or at least the basement rooms. The conditions themselves weren't so bad, but the idea of going back to complete isolation after finally experiencing the outside world scares her.
  • Psychic Powers: Flight, aura vision, and psychokinesis.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: A somewhat positive spin on the trope. She's gained a little of a sardonic edge to her usual chipper attitude as a result of her exposure to the outside world: a sign of her naivety crumbling.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She has a crutch for ice cream-based foods in general.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Her aura vision first manifests in search of Julian, who went missing in the midst of a Kishin egg hunt. Averted with her psychokinesis, which came about in her effort to grab a remote without actually expending the energy to move.
  • Triang Relations: Type C; Julian and Georgina both crush on her, with a minor, petty rivalry going on between the two for her affections.
  • Verbal Tic: Tends to begin her sentences with "Ah,".
  • Weak, but Skilled: Physically frail, but makes good use of her Esper powers.
  • What Would X Do?: She evokes Victoria's image when she punches her way through some waning floorboards.
  • You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Oddly goes unnoticed by most of the characters, though Soul Eater's hair department isn't exactly known for normalcy.

     Julian Leone 
A wisecracking fourteen year-old with a general lack of interest in his pursuit as a weapon. Implied to have some mob connections.


  • Alpha Bastard: Had an entire posse of like-minded bullheads going, at least until the DWMA forcibly partnered him up with Cassiel. Suffice to say, he's changed for the better.
  • Agony of the Feet: A rather painful one at Nicolette's hands—er, heels.
  • Blatant Lies: Too proud to admit he got bullied by Nicolette.
  • Boring, but Practical: His opinion of his and Cassiel's first resonance: a relatively un-flashy lightning bolt that fries Torrance without missing a beat.
  • Break the Haughty: Getting into a fight with Cassiel inadvertently causes her kidnapping at the hands of Noah, and his efforts to expose Noah to the DWMA staff only force the former to get creative in such a way that screws Julian over if he tries the same tactic again. To call him jittery after the events would be an understatement.
  • Break the Haughty: Gets hit with this in his introduction chapter, upon being told that he has to do his duties as a weapon if he wants to stay at the DWMA.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: By the time he's introduced in the story, he already knows how to activate his weapon form perfectly fine. Didn't motivate him to go on any missions though.
  • Butt-Monkey: Often the subject of physical humor.
  • Cherry Tapping: His magic wand form operates entirely on this. Cassiel's compressed wavelength shots individually are pretty weak, but being constantly barraged by them is going to be more than an annoyance.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Serves as one to Cassiel.
  • Cowardly Lion: Julian isn't a fighter, physically or mentally, but regardless, he stays at the DWMA.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: His plasma whip form. In terms of damage, a lash isn't going to do much, but using more clever tactics like tying up the enemy or discharging electricity arguably makes him just as effective as Alice's weapon form in combat.
  • Eaten Alive: Dies this way inside the Book of Eibon's first trial.
  • Flat "What": In response to being told he's a morph weapon.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: When faced with actual responsibility in his introduction chapter.
  • Involuntary Transformation: First transformed into a magic wand in his sleep, and ended up stuck in it for a few hours.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Admittedly, Cass has treated him better than any of his friends before, and he knows it. Sometimes, it shows.
  • Meaningful Name: Leone means Lion in Italian. See Cowardly Lion for more details.
  • Moment Killer: In Chapter 23, after sharing a moment with Cassiel that's just a little too intimate for the both of them, he reminds Cassiel that she was supposed to meet of with Georgina.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted, he doesn't have much intimidation factors going for him besides being a weapon.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Realized the ability to access his magic wand form alongside his whip form.
  • Shock and Awe: His plasma whip form's shtick, capable of delivering lethal doses of electricity if wrapped around a target. Taken to the logical conclusion with its resonance technique: a lightning bolt.
  • The Straight Man: Even moreso than Alice in this regard, considering who he puts up with on a daily basis.
  • Triang Relations: Type C; he and Georgina both crush on Cassiel, with a minor, petty rivalry going on between the two for her affections.
  • Verbal Backspace: He gets pretty tongue-tied when he nearly admits to Cassiel he would still have friends outside of the main four if it weren't for her. Thankfully, she doesn't catch on to what he was getting at.

     Victoria Brandt 
A boisterous eighteen year-old three-star meister who just got a teaching job at the DWMA. Though she doesn't wield a weapon, she tries her best to teach her few pupils whatever way she knows how.


  • Almighty Janitor: Under Medusa's employ, she becomes a literal example; still just as powerful, but forced to take up a lesser position in the DWMA to comply with Medusa's demands.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Not might seem amazing at first, but considering "Brandt" means fire in German, her name can be interpreted as Victorious Flame. Intentional.
  • The Ace: Only member of the main/supporting cast to be a graduate of the DWMA.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Very hesitant at having to kill Azalea's user in the Fleurahan Adversaries arc.
  • Break the Haughty: Forcibly becoming a double-agent for Medusa marks her transition from a rambunctious older teenager to a depressed adult.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Incredibly strong and fast, but falls prey to trickier foes or those who choose to stay out of her range.
  • Color Motifs: Red. It's the color of her hair, her wavelength, and her glove.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her other way of getting across anger, when the situation calls for restraint.
  • Delayed Explosion: Relentless Echo operates on this, involving Victoria punching the foe with just a flicker of her Soul Wavelength, and then letting it light up after the punch.
  • Did Not See That Coming: Seeing Isadora stand up with a broken back in Chapter 28 puts her into shock, leaving her open for a detonation.
  • Forced into Evil: Turned into one of Medusa's henchman in the same way Eruka was 'hired'.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her decidedly jock-like personality and build, she's actually quite the literary buff.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: The way she acts during the kidnapping stunt is mostly just for show.
  • Ki Attacks: Her Soul Force, channeled in small red auras through her body. It's highly destructive, but lacks the precision of her teacher, Franken Stein.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: The last protagonist to be introduced, and can be considered the most deviant of them, on account of:
    • The largest age gap out of any of the central five.
    • Lack of a weapon.
    • Being introduced through a perspective other than her own.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Only second to Julian in this regard.
  • Magical Martial Arts: Her entire fighting style revolves around imbuing different parts of her body with her Soul Wavelength for the most damage.
  • Mama Bear: Snaps after Azalea gloats to her that he'll be going after her students once he kills her.
  • Mighty Glacier: Physically, she's the strongest out of the five and excels in close combat, but she suffers from not being nearly as nimble as Dart and Cassiel.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Once she's killed Azalea in Fleurah, it quickly dawns upon her she's crossed the Moral Event Horizon.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: She's jacked, and easily the strongest out of the main five.
  • The Nicknamer: Her initial appearance has her doling nicknames out, sticking with "short stuff" for Dart and "Cinderella" for Cassiel. Once the kidnapping facade goes under, however, she drops this habit.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Against the Toxicity member Azalea. While she had the intent to kill beforehand, once he threatens her students, she utterly brutalizes him.
  • Playing with Fire: Her Soul Wavelength is red and fiery in quality, as opposed to Stein's blue and electric.
  • Power Incontinence: Subconsciously imbues her Soul Wavelength into her clenched fists after finding a battered Alice and Nika after their bout with Lily of the Valley.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Her finisher against Azalea's user, raining on him with Soul-Forced punches and sending him flying through a fence.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Not as a result of her high school years at the DWMA, but her guilt over murdering Azalea's user still leaves her with vivid flashbacks.
  • Signature Move: Relentless Echo, an otherwise normal punch with a delayed wavelength effect at the end.
  • Straight for the Commander: An unfortunately common victim of this in the Fleurahan Adversaries arc, usually targeted first during Toxicity's ambushes for her superior strength.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: In a bid to prove herself, she goes off to fight a revived Medusa Gorgon alone.
    • And it proves to be her undoing the following chapter. Ironically enough, the consequence of this isn't death, but living as an unwilling double agent to the DWMA.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: She's quick to assure her students after a long, drawn-out fight with a pair of Kishin eggs that she's simply doing a training exercise, rather than lying down.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Slowly becoming accustomed to the horrible things she's doing under Medusa, although its a side she keeps hidden from the students.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Her fighting technique is refined, but her wavelength attacks aren't nearly as versatile than Stein's besides packing an extra punch.
  • Unknown Rival: She's unaware of the one-sided tension between her and Nika.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: The snake bomb inside of her will eventually kill her, regardless of whether Medusa sets it off or not.
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