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Soul Eater Chapter 81 - Clowns on Moon
Clown
Kanji

道化師

Rōmaji

Dōkeshi

Alternate

Pierrot

Data
Habitat

Moon
Borscht Seven Factory

Debut Data
Manga Debut

Chapter 41

A Clown (道化師, Dōkeshi; also "Pierrot"[1]) is a being which is the very embodiment of the contagion of Madness and the physical form of fear itself.[2]

Overview

Appearance

Soul Eater Chapter 95 - Clowns reborn

A team of Clowns with varying appearances.

Despite the uniformity in each individual Clown's purpose and ability, their actual appearance varies greatly between them, with the only visible exception being that they all possess a vaguely humanoid structure in their stature. The remainder of their bodies are seemingly composed from a random assortment of items, which is as distinctive as each particular Clown.[3]

Creation

Soul Eater Chapter 94 - Kaguya reforms Clowns

Kaguya reforming Clowns from their deceased bodies.

After an ample amount of time has passed in which Madness becomes rampant, there are two processes in which Clowns are created. One process requires the use of a factory such as the Borscht Seven Factory, which is a crib of Madness and is used to create Clowns.[4] Another method is possible in which another Clown can reassemble the torn and burned remains of previously killed Clowns, reforming them into orbs topped with flames. The orbs then lift to reveal stalks underneath them digging into the surface, eventually forming into another Clown.[5]

Soul Wavelength

The Clowns, although differing in appearance and size, seem to have the same Soul Wavelength as Kishin Asura according to Maka Albarn.[6]

Man-Made Clown

Main article: Man-made Clown

Abilities

Each Clown has its own individual and unique abilities (including even Magic[7]). However, all Clowns have the same abilities such as:

  • Infinite Propagation (無限増殖, Mugen zōshoku): This capability allows Clowns to reform themselves after death. This capability allows them to spawn infinitely, so long as they're connected to Asura's Madness Wavelength (Madness of Fear) as well as a fellow Clown is around to perform this special ability.[8]
  • Madness Infection (狂気感染, Kyōki Kansen): With the use of their Soul Wavelength, a Clown can draw others into Madness (specifically, the Madness of Fear) and infect them.[9]
  • Join (一つになり, Hitotsu ni nari): A special ability that allows clowns to merge with one another to form a more powerful entity.[10]
  • Madness Fusion (狂気融合, Kyōki Yūgō): Clowns are also able to fuse with other, non-Clown entities who're susceptible to Madness and form a temporarily more powerful form.[11]

Weaknesses

Soul Eater Chapter 102 - Soul Protect Bullets encase Clowns

Clowns' regeneration blocked by Protect bullets.

Rebuffing Infinite Propagation is possible with the Soul Protect spell allied as "Protect Bullets", as it is capable of cutting off the connection of Asura's Madness Wavelength from a Clown[12][13] However, Eruka Frog stated such a feat isn't possible with one or two witches and requires a team.[14][15]

In addition, though not explicitly mentioned, the Madness from Asura's Wavelength, which the Clowns feed off of, could potentially be blocked by the Madness of Order due to the fact that even Asura states the unique Madness from a True God of Death can counteract his own.[16]

List of Clowns

See also: Category:Clown

References

  1. Soul Eater: How to make a Death Scythe Guidebook
  2. Soul Eater Volume 11; Chapter 77
  3. Soul Eater Volume 19; Chapter 81, page 182-183
  4. Soul Eater Volume 11; Chapter 41, page 63
  5. Soul Eater Volume 21; Chapter 94, page 57
  6. Soul Eater Volume 11; Chapter 41, page 70
  7. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 93
  8. Soul Eater Volume 23; Chapter 94, page 57
  9. Soul Eater Volume 11; Chapter 42. page 86
  10. Soul Eater Volume 23; Chapter 102, page 156
  11. Soul Eater Volume 17; Chapter 68, page 41
  12. Soul Eater Volume 22; Chapter 97, page 152
  13. Soul Eater Volume 23; Chapter 102, page 145
  14. Soul Eater Volume 21; Chapter 97, page 158
  15. Soul Eater Volume 23; Chapter 101, page 138-142
  16. Soul Eater Volume 25; Chapter 111, page 126

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