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Blair (ブレア, Burea) is a cat in the series. She has strong magical powers, however, she has stated explicitly that she is not a true Witch but a mere cat. Later on, though, in Chapter 42 of the manga, it is revealed that she is a Cat Monster (化け猫 Bake Neko in Japanese).
In cat form, she is basically a black cat with large yellow eyes, ears with pale bushy tips and a long curly tail, but she wears a smaller version of her witch's hat and a collar with a round bauble that has three triangles etched into it to resemble a jack-o-lantern's face.
In human form, she takes on the appearance of a young, tall woman with large breasts and an alluring figure. She has short violet hair with long strands on each side of her face that curl up and around to resemble her tail. The bauble she wears in her cat form can be seen below her neck. She has a set of purple catlike ears with pink tips instead of human ears, which are initially hidden by her hat. Her black witch's hat coils around at the end and retains her bright yellow cat eyes. She also has a curled up purple cat tail that resembles her cat form one. Her lips are curled like the shape of a "3" to represent those of a cat. She also has two little sharp fangs in her mouth in human form like cats.
She dresses in many types of revealing clothing such as tank tops and bikinis, but her signature witch outfit consists of a black-blue dress that shows off her shoulders and wraps around her neck, long sleeves that reveal her hands and shoulders, a short skirt with a white frill and long high-heeled boots that curl upwards at the toes.
Inside Eibon's book, in the first chapter of the book, Lust, her gender was changed as well alongside the other characters (although her cat form didn't look different in male form). Her seductive figure is carried on even to the opposite gender, and she appears as a highly attractive young man with a well-muscled build with black pants tight on the knees and matching shoes, an opened shirt showing her bare chest. Her witch hat remains but it is shorter, more like a top hat or a fedora but the top still has the curly tip. The bauble on her chest that resembles her cat collar has now turned into a necklace and she has also got a belt and a second, thin belt hanging down to her left.
Blair is very good at understanding other people and even showing kindness to others who are troubled. She is always looking for some fun, whether it is harmless or not. Playful and fun-loving, she is quite an affable person. She is well endowed, which is used when she flirts with Soul, usually by appearing out of her cat form in little to no clothing. Blair has no shame in her naked body in the presence of males such as pulling down her towel in front of their guests. This is most likely due to the fact that, in her cat form, she is always naked. Blair is even seen having bubble baths in bathtubs often which suggests that she enjoys taking baths. This is ironic because of the stereotype that cats dislike baths. However, she is always in human form when she bathes.
Even though Blair is just a cat with strong magic and not a true witch she has been shown to be strong enough to deal with the evil spirit "The Flying Dutchman" all by herself while in her cat form, as well as defeating five Mizune.
Blair has demonstrated the ability to manipulate both of her sleeves at medium range as weapons. As well her hat "Zwan" can be manipulated into a hand on her command and used to grab onto enemies. She was also capable to fight Maka and soul in weapon form without breaking a sweat. She would have defeated Maka if Soul didn't trick her.
The theme of Blair's magic consists of Halloween-themed attacks and defenses, as reflected by her incantation, "Pum-pum-pum-pumpkin".
- Blair has a strange relationship with Soul above everyone else. She seems to enjoy teasing him constantly in order to get some kind of pleasure in seeing his reaction. Blair has never been serious to Soul and remains as a constant distraction to him. Although she is not attracted to Soul, she seems to act as if she was around him, and enjoys when he responds in a way that makes herself feel heavily attractive. She is overjoyed when Soul pretends to leave Maka for her and gets a bit angry when Maka holds him back from her. She more than likely sees Soul as a play thing that she likes to surround herself by, much like a bit more explicit version of Spirit's problem with women.
- Blair has had a very strained relationship with Maka from the very beginning. Although somewhat indirect, Blair and Maka seem to have a small rivalry for Soul, Maka becoming instantly upset whenever she sees Blair teasing Soul. Although Maka usually takes her anger out on Soul rather than Blair, she does acknowledge that Blair is the source of the problem, and has once become so angry that she had whispered to herself that she would kill Blair. However, Blair seems to be oblivious to all of Maka's actual and open feelings about when she decides to tease Soul, and continues doing so as if she has no idea that Maka cannot stand it. Besides this usual rivalry, the two do share a considerably friendly relationship when Blair is not teasing Soul, and Blair has stated that she views Maka as a "darling girl".
- They have been seen flirting with each other. Aside from that, Blair has been there as a shoulder for Spirit to cry on and a connection between him and Maka, but she fails sometimes while trying to make them bond. Like when she was supposed get a book for Maka she got a bikini instead for herself and gave it to Maka which angered her.
Part in the StoryEdit
Blair was introduced as a Witch in the first portion of the story. Maka and Soul attempted to capture her as their witch soul after capturing their 99th Kishin Egg.
Soul first burst into Blair's house as she was taking a bath by jumping through the window and breaking it. Blair was sitting in her bathtub until Soul landed in her bust and got a nose bleed when seeing she was naked. Then Maka burst in and hit Soul ordering him to become a scythe after getting another nose bleed due to continuing watching Blair. Afterwards Blair seemed surprised, getting interested in Soul after he turned into a scythe and Blair promptly jumped out of her bathtub now dressed and blasted both Maka and Soul out of her house with her Halloween Cannon.
Maka and Soul spent the next 3 days attempting to capture Blair, and were easily blasted away by her each time until their fourth attempt.
On their second attempt they were walking to Blair's house until they spotted her and hid in a tree. Blair then noted them talking and hugged Soul saying "My little Scythie Boy!" which caused Soul to have another nose bleed.
At the third attempt, Maka and Soul were walking to Blair´s house with a plan and they started arguing until Blair appeared behind them and since they hadn't noticed her she blasted both Maka and Soul away with another Halloween Cannon.
On their fourth attempt Maka and Soul actually got into battle with Blair, as opposed to being easily blasted away. However they appeared to be having some difficulty in the battle. After Maka argued with Soul, Blair told Soul to be hers and forget about Maka and that she will never yell at him like Maka does. Maka told Blair that Soul is her partner-which angered Blair-and they engaged in battle again. Maka then jumped and attacked Blair with her weapon, but she disappeared-thus only cutting the pumpkin Blair was sitting on. Blair then reappeared and blasted Maka with a Smashing Pumpkin, which smashed into the ground. Maka stood up before Blair appeared once again, this time using her hat Zwan to grab Maka by the leg and to throw her into a building. As Maka crashed into the building, Blair appeared once more, sitting in a floating pumpkin with various others behind her. Shortly afterward Maka dodged many of Blair's attacks, she is blasted and nearly falls from a building, only hanging from Soul. Then Soul dropped Maka, telling her that he wanted to be Blair's partner, which made Blair believe that that's what he actually wanted.
After Soul "betrayed" Maka, he transformed into a Scythe and Maka used him to defeat Blair. Once Soul had eaten Blair's soul, Soul noted the absence of the surge of power, only after which Blair turned up in cat form and noted that she was not a witch, and they had only been assuming that. Maka then recalled what Shinigami said earlier and realized that eating Blair's cat-soul meant they had lost all the 99 previous pre-Kishin souls they had captured. Afterward, Blair continued to follow Soul and Maka.
After the BattleEdit
After the battle, Blair begins living with Maka and Soul for no apparent reason other than to be closer to them. Maka and Soul, as well as their visitors, have quietly accepted her into their lives. Blair also started working at Chupa Cabra.
The Eve's Fight to the DeathEdit
As Blair goes to look for food, she sees multiple Mizune pass by and realizes that they had attacked the fish seller that Blair apparently often visited, angered by this she attacks Mizune. With the agility and speed of her cat form, she's more than a match for the five Mizune. However, even she eventually admits that fighting five-on-one is too much.
The prolonged confrontation provokes the family into assembling their combined form (involving a total of 5 Mizune), transforming them into a single fully grown woman, before commenting "I wouldn’t get to cocky if I were you kitty, didn’t you know a cornered rat will bite the cat?". Reacting to this, Blair assumes her human form and the two provocative woman face off; by groping each others chests. Then the pair attract attention only for males.
The pair continue their perverted fondling contest, constantly trading insults between themselves, until Asura emerges from beneath the ground. This sight alone brings a conclusion to their fight and Mizune retreats to the outskirts of the city.
- Blair notes that when Maka and Soul defeated her, Soul only ate one of her souls (she says that she has nine in total in the anime). This is a reference the popular saying of cats having 'nine lives.' The number of souls Blair has left is unknown, but she has lost one to Maka and Soul . Arguably, she may have lost another one of her souls when facing the Flying Dutchman, as he traps her in a furnace and turns it on. Blair survives through unknown reasons, and when the Flying Dutchman asks her how she is still alive, Blair merely says, 'Because I'm Bu-tan.' This may mean that she had given up another one of her souls to survive.
- Blair's name is a reference to The Blair Witch Project. This is a reference to the fact that the Blair Witch Project was a hyped-up hoax, just like Maka and Soul getting overly excited about Blair, not knowing Blair is not a real witch. Before Maka and Soul's ultimate battle with Blair, we can see Maka holding a paper with on it "Blair Witch Project" while saying that she has written on this paper a plan to defeat Blair.
- Blair was ranked 15th in the Official popularity poll and ranked 17th in the second.