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Arachnophobia's momentum is already too great for even the meddling Shinigami to contain. The madness of the Kishin is fast reaching its climax...and the world has changed. Up to now, the world's security efforts have bee manned entirely by graduates of the DWMA....but Arachnophobia has already begun the task of eating away at that setup. It is the nature of human souls—just a nudge in the right direction, and they fall right into the trap. Now, it's only a matter of time before Arachnophobia supplants DWMA as masters of all the world

—Mosquito to Death the Kid, Chapter 53 Yen Press translation


Arachnophobia (蜘蛛恐怖症(アラクノフォビア), Arakunofobia) was a giant organization founded and headed by the Witch, Arachne Gorgon.[2]

HistoryEdit

Lost Island IncidentEdit

Eight hundred years ago as the head of Arachnophobia, Arachne stole the blueprints from the Book of Eibon containing information. She then baited Death to Lost Island with them in hopes of blowing up the facility to cover up Eibon's most powerful Demon Tool he created, "BREW", for her to reclaim at a later time and to hide it from Death.[3]

Creation of the Demon WeaponsEdit

Having gotten a hold of the blueprints to creating the Demon Weapons from the Book of Eibon,[4] the organization assisted Arachne in creating the Demon Weapons and manufacturing them in vast quantities,[5] killing witches and sacrificing their souls to create them.[6] As a result, it caused her to be hunted by the God of Death himself and her fellow kind for her transgression against them. She was later defeated by Death and forced to split her body and place her soul in the Oldest Golem, with it being guarded by her henchman Giriko.[7]

SynopsisEdit

The Experiment ArcEdit

After disappearing and faking her death for eight hundred years, she is revived and the organization in which she spent eight hundred years secretly expanding makes itself known once again.[2]

The Bodyguard ArcEdit

The next major project in which Arachnophobia pursued was the building of the Morality Manipulation Machine, headed by it's project director Mosquito with Mifune employed to act as his bodyguard. However, the machine's first built prototype is later destroyed by DWMA forces as well as losing the fragment of the Book of Eibon, with Mosquito taking the blame for his failure.[8]

"BREW" - The Tempest ArcEdit

Operation Capture Baba Yaga Castle ArcEdit

LocalizationEdit

Arachnophobia's main base of operations and headquarters, Baba Yaga Castle, is located in South America deep under in the Amazon basin, at around 2,000 meters underground.[9]

OverviewEdit

According to Mosquito, Arachnophobia's prime objective is to overthrow Death's (and later by default, Death Weapon Meister Academy) rules and supplant themselves as masters of the world.[10] In addition to this, as the organization is centered around Arachne as if she were a mother figure;[11] they support her as she aims to become the "Mother of All Things".[12]

PositionsEdit

Position Name Description
HeadThe leader of the entire organization.[13]
Steward Supervises over the spies in the organization, special projects, and works alongside both the head of Arachnophobia and henchmen. Those in this position may also double as a henchman.
HenchmenUnder the head of Arachnophobia are the henchmen, who personally interact and work with Arachne and act on the field. These individuals are some of the most powerful members of the entire organization. These individuals vary in power, though have shown the ability to hold their own against a Death's Weapon,[14] some of the three-star ranking Meisters like Sid Barrett,[15] and even has defeated and/or held their own against some of DWMA's best fighters among the student body, held in high regard by both the students and staff themselves.[16][17]
Soldier, Arachnid, FighterGeneral members of Arachnophobia. Usually suited in a long, dark purple cloak and a white mask shaped similar to that of a spider, they're the individuals that do the day to day work. They can range from guards to researchers and Enchanters. The highest rank of them is called a Chief, in which they give responsibilities to others.
SpySome of Arachnophobia's forces consist of the usages of spies in order to extract intelligence from their enemies. The spies witnessed thus far appear to consist of Witches. Spies within Arachnophobia report their finding back to Arachnophobia's henchman and Arachne's steward, Mosquito.[18]
AssassinArachnophobia assassins are implied to undergo assassination missions as well and act as their more capable field operatives.[19]

DivisionsEdit

Name Description
Research DivisionA division which specializes in researching and developing Demon Tools, such as the Morality Manipulation Machine. Mosquito seems to have a hand in this division, being the project leader for that particular Demon Tool.[20]
Enchanter's Division A division made up of Enchanters who use Golems to fight. Not much is known about this division but it seems that Giriko takes command of this particular division.[21]
Samurai Division A division of samurais exist within Arachnophobia, with Tsubaki Nakatsukasa speculating there to be about 300 members within this particular group. All of them are also Japanese with the exception of Mifune, who seems to command this division despite their resentment towards his ethnicity.[22]

ResourcesEdit

As a large organization with vast resources gathered, Arachnophobia are especially adept at creating formidable Demon Tools and powerful technology as part of their agenda to overthrow Death Weapon Meister Academy as a leading world power.[20] Their development in Demon Tools is significant enough to have caused pollution of Magic within the Amazon Basin.[23]

Demon Tools

TechnologyEdit

AdministrationEdit

Arachnophobia's Logo

Arachnophobia's insignia

According to Medusa Gorgon, the entire organization worships Arachne Gorgon as an absolute motherly figure and follows behind her along with it's top leaders. The level of devotion of most of it's members is comparable to that of a religious cult, in which contributes to how it gained such a large mass to compare to that of Death Weapon Meister Academy.[24]

List of membersEdit

High-rankingEdit

Name Occupation Status
Arachne GorgonHead of ArachnophobiaDeceased
MosquitoSteward, HenchmenDeceased
GirikoHenchmenResign
MifuneHenchmen, Mosquito's BodyguardDeceased
ChiefChief ArachnidUnknown

GeneralEdit

Name Occupation Status
Arachnophobia Fighter (Anime Only)ArachnidUnknown
Eruka FrogArachnidDefected
FreeArachnidDefected
Mizune FamilyArachnid(s)Defected
Kim DiehlArachnidDefected
Jacqueline O'Lantern DupreArachnid Defected
Tabatha ButterflySpyDefected
Taruho FireflySpyDefected
Fisher KingAssassinDeceased
2 (Demon Tool Soldier)Demon Tool SoldierDestroyed
Insight Demon Tool SoldierDemon Tool SoldierDestroyed
MorubiDemon Tool SoldierDestroyed

AllianceEdit

On occasion, Arachnophobia makes alliances with other individuals who's goal align with Arachnophobia to an extent. Unlike any of the other within Arachnophobia, alliances have been made with individuals whom have their own agenda and can be even more powerful then Arachnophobia's top individuals.[25]

Name Status
"Eibon" Defected
Asura (Anime Only) Deceased

TriviaEdit

  • "Arachnophobia" is a Greek word, literally translating to "fear of spiders". This seems fitting, as the entire organization's insignia vaguely resembles a spider. Also, its head is a spider themed witch.
  • Giriko required Arachnids to clean his room every half hour (thirty minutes).[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Soul Eater Volume 15; Chapter 61, 111-113
  2. 2.0 2.1 Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 26, page 158
  3. Soul Eater Volume 9; Chapter 35, page 166-167
  4. Soul Eater Volume 15; Chapter 58, page 19
  5. Soul Eater Volume 23; Chapter 99, page 61
  6. Soul Eater Volume 7, Chapter 26, page 125
  7. Soul Eater Volume 7, Chapter 26, page 126
  8. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 27-29
  9. Soul Eater Volume 7 Yen Press English translation: Chapter 27, Page 160
  10. Soul Eater Volume 15; Chapter 53, page 13-15
  11. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 46
  12. Soul Eater Volume 15; Chapter 58, page 18
  13. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Chapter_26
  14. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 26
  15. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 34-35
  16. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 36-37
  17. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 27-28
  18. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 44
  19. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 30
  20. 20.0 20.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 27
  21. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 34
  22. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 49
  23. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 46
  24. 24.0 24.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 47
  25. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Chapter_54

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