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"You were the first to treat me like a person. I don't care about the rest of the world. To be honest, I don't even understand what "crime" I must answer for. I just want to fight for your sake, Maka."
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Demon Sword Master (魔剣士, Makenshi; FUNimation "Demon Swordsman")
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Crona (クロナ, Kurona), infamously known as the Demon Sword Master (魔剣士, Makenshi), is a Sword Master who is known to be the biological child of Medusa Gorgon, initially aims to become a Kishin, and is the partner of the Demon Sword, Ragnarok. Crona is known as one of the reoccurring antagonists in Soul Eater .
Not much is known about Crona's past. Having the Black Blood implanted into their body as a young child that included the melted Demon Sword Ragnarok, Crona was then forced to learn to kill and collect souls under the instruction of their mother, Medusa Gorgon. They suffered abuse from both the likes of their mother and weapon partner.
Described by Franken Stein and his Soul Perception to possess a "introverted" personality, Crona is pessimistic and doesn't hold a high opinion of themselves. Due to being raised by Medusa Gorgon, they are extremely negative as well as nervous and submissive most of the time, playing a part of their bullying from Ragnarok. Possessing a great amount of shyness, Crona cites they're unable to "deal" with many things, whether it pertains to a situation, an action, or a specific individual. This causes them to complete shut themselves down from their surroundings.
Perhaps what makes Crona a dangerous enemy is their unbalance state of mind and inclination to insanity (Madness mindset). This unbalanced state of mind originates from not only the influence of the Black Blood's Madness, but namely the abuse they suffered from the likes of both Ragnarok and Medusa as she drilled and tortured them into learning the ability to kill. Because of this, Crona is subjected to showing signs of insanity and aggression, spouting senseless comments and laughing at random moments This level of abuse has caused them to gain a warped objective of attempting to become an Kishin in an attempt to be able to "deal" with any given subject as well as fulfill Medusa's goal and gain not only her acceptance and love but to avoid being abandoned by his parent. Of their own admittance, Crona doesn't understand the concept of morality in addition.
After meeting Maka and their enrollment into the DWMA, Crona stated showing more positive traits and was capable of feeling the need to protect Maka, who was previously their enemy. Their placement within Death City and DWMA caused Crona to become relaxed and happy in demeanor. Much of this development was lost due to some sort of amnesia when Medusa re-integrated their Madness mindset after capturing him back into her ranks. However, Crona gained much of themselves after Medusa's passing and capture by Asura, reflecting on their actions and finding it unforgivable. In a final heroic turn, Crona even opted to seal themselves with the Asura with the usage of the Black Blood and "BREW" for the sake of Maka as well as the entire world. In the anime, his re-integration of their Madness mindset doesn't take place as Crona developed enough confidence within themselves to come to terms of Medusa's incapability to unconditionally love, recognize her cruelty and rebuke it, and even integrate themselves into DWMA's school culture.
Crona themselves possess some quirks. Their negativity has enough "destructive power" to write a poem able to evoke others to regretting their existence, even those as obnoxious as Black☆Star or even the undead like Sid. Crona also has the tendency to redundantly remind others of having Black Blood in battle. Due to their shy and nervous personality, Crona has a knack for naming parts of rooms such as "Roomsky Kornerkov" (Mr. Corner in the anime) as well as having shuffling footsteps in general.
Crona has an androgynous appearance, with a thin body, monotone expression, pink hair, lavender eyes, and tall stature. Crona's hair is quite short, with several long, large clumps sticking out in several places. The bangs are straight-cut and end above the eyebrows, but do not stay very uniform. Two long pieces of hair extend from the bangs and hang low over Crona's face.
Most of the time, Crona wears a long black old-style robe that is tight-fitting and ends at the mid-calf level on their legs. The robe is completed with large white cuff-links at the ends of each sleeve and a tall white button-up collar at the neck. Black slipper-like shoes with a tall white cuff protruding out of the top are also worn. For formal occasions, Crona wears a white suit: the suit is very plain, with long un-detailed pants and a coat with long sleeves and a collar. The coat appears to fasten at the front and back.
As a child, Crona wore a black knee-high dress. The dress has a rugged cut-out at the bottom, laced with several white diamonds. Like the present-day clothing, the childhood design also has a white collar and cuffs. The shoes stay relatively the same, as well. Crona's hair is shorter and simpler in this stage, but overall the same design. Also, Crona possessed large pupils.
After being "re-shaped" by Medusa and fused completely with the Black Clown, Crona's clothes have been covered by several steel/cloth plates on the shoulders coming from the neck and more plates around the waist, though it now manifests without the aid of the other two arms, becoming part of some kind of permanent attire.
When not fused with the Black Clown, Crona still wears a black dress, but without the white cuffs and collar. The dress is now covered by thick folds of fabric covering the feet (slightly similar to Arachne's dress).
Also, as Crona edges closer to utter insanity, their features become noticeably sharper, with a thin and long body, long and bony fingers, and sharper, colder eyes.
Because Crona shares a body with other entities, the meister's soul appears differently from many other characters. As Maka Albarn and Death the Kid have seen, Crona's soul seems to be mixed together with that of Ragnarok, seeming like that of both a meister and a weapon. These two meisters and Black☆Star have also seen or felt how powerful Crona's soul is: large, and so strong as to push the air back around them. In the anime, Crona's soul is purple, like that of many witches, although there is no confirmation that Crona is indeed a witch.
Later, when Crona is able to perform Madness Fusion with the Black Clown, Crona's soul assumes a different appearance, resembling a mixture of the souls of Crona, Ragnarok, and the Black Clown itself. The soul seems to have Black Blood drippping along it, arrows crossing the soul and bursting out form it, and jagged, wing-shaped energy exploding from the soul. The soul seems to resemble a mix of the faces of Ragnarok and the Black Blood, with an X-shaped mark similar to the one on Ragnarok's face, orbs looking similar to Ragnarok's mouth, large teeth-shaped marking resembling an open mouth like that of Ragnarok and the Black Clown, and an appendage extending from the top of the soul that resembles the Black Clown's head.
Crona is presented throughout the series as having an ambiguous sex, and although hints are given to identify the sex in both the anime and manga, nothing has confirmed Crona's actual sex.
- The katakana for Crona's name is actually the last 3 katakana for Ragnarok's name in reverse.
- Crona's appearance and many of their abilities are likely based on the character "Emine" in Atsushi's earlier series B. Ichi.
- In the English dub of the anime, male pronouns are used to refer to Crona, but this does not mean Crona is male. Funimation admitted that they had to settle with this rule because they felt that "it" would have been insulting to Crona as a character. The same rule applies to the Yen Press translation of the manga.
- Contrary to popular belief, The idea in which "Crona is a male in the anime but female in the manga." is false. Both official translations from Funimation and Yen Press use male pronouns and noted to not be the sex of the character.
- Atsushi Okubo stated himself that Crona's sex is unknown.
- Crona's English voice actor, Maxey Whitehead, has stated that her favorite role thus far in her career is Crona.
- ↑ Soul Eater Volume 2; Chapter 4, page 105 (eBook)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 17
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 90, page 76
- ↑ Ohkubo's Tweet about Crona's Father
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 4
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 24
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 18
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga; Volume 2 Chapter 5 page 160 - Stein: It's like the weapon's bullying nature is constricting the Meister's introverted personality.
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Volume 2; Chapter 4, page 105
- ↑ Soul Eater Volume 2; Chapter 4, page 127
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Volume 7; Chapter 24, page 48
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Volume 5; Chapter 18, page 159 -166
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Volume 5; Chapter 17, page 111
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Volume 7; Chapter 25, page 114
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Volume 8; Chapter 30, page 115
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Volume 17; Chapter 68, page 33
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- ↑ Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 24,page 66
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Volume 7; Chapter 24, page 56
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Volume 16; Chapter 67, page 170 (168)
- ↑ Soul Eater DVD Commentary (Episode 7)
- ↑ Ohkubo's Tweet
- ↑ Behind the Voice Actors
|One-Star||Hero • Tom • Soul's admirer • Soul's proposer • CronaAnime|
|Two-Star||Black☆Star • Death the Kid • Kilik Rung • Maka Albarn • Ox Ford • Kim Diehl|
|Three-Star||Alexandre • Franken Stein • Sid Barett • Enrique • Zubaidah|
|One-Star||Tom's partner • RagnarokAnime|
|Two-Star||Elizabeth Thompson • Harvar D. Éclair • Patricia Thompson • Fire • Thunder • Soul "Eater" Evans • Tsubaki Nakatsukasa • Jacqueline O'Lantern Dupré|
|Three-Star||Mira Naigus • Spirit Albarn • Azusa Yumi • Tezca Tlipoca • Marie Mjolnir|
|Deceased (Three-Star)||Death • Feodor|
|Graduated||Joe Buttataki • Auntie|
|Deceased (Three-Star)||Tsar Pushka|
|Defection (Three-Star)||Justin Law|
|Left Group||Crona • Ragnarok • Eruka Frog • Free • Mizune Family|
|Status Unknown||Portable Purple Clown • Black Clown|