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Demon Weapon

Demon Weapons (魔武器, Mabuki) are Humans who can take on the form of traditional weapons.[1]

HistoryEdit

OriginEdit

Episode 34 - Witch Sacrificed

A witch being sacrificed to create a demon weapon.

The first demon weapons were created 800 years ago. Both Eibon and Death sought a way to even the odds in the strife between witches and humans when their Magical power wrecked havoc. Inspired by Excalibur, Eibon sought to create the Demon Weapons. Both he and Death agreed to do so, and learned that demon weapons required the use of a witch's soul.

However, both found the experiment inhumane and concealed the instructions for making the weapons.[2] Having surreptitiously viewed the instructions by means of her tracking spiders,[3] Arachne Gorgon attempted to complete a weapon according to the Book of Eibon. To accomplish this, she murdered a fellow witch as a sacrifice and joined an inanimate object together with a human soul.[4][5] This act branded her the most brazen heretic witch in the Witch Order, and caused her to be hunted by her own kind and Death himself and lead to her demise for over eight hundred years in hiding.[4][5]

AftermathEdit

In the aftermath of Arachne's supposed "death" and shortly after the founding of Death Weapon Meister Academy, Death made the academy's vocation to take in the Demon Weapons and train them. Overtime, the Demon Weapon's inability to control their powers subjected them to discrimination and the academy made efforts to have them accepted into normal society.

Furthermore, the DWMA also made one of it's controversial decisions; allowing the creation of Death's Weapon by allowing the select hunting of evil Witches in an effort to combat the threat the Witches represented by fighting them with their own power through the Demon Weapons. Although successful in their efforts, this causes a deep hatred between the Humanity, and Witchkind that lasted for centuries.[2]

OverviewEdit

AppearanceEdit

Soul Eater NOT Episode 4 - Tsugumi and Clay in classroom 2

Male (Clay) and Female (Tsugumi) Demon Weapons.

Demon Weapons (with the notable exception of Ragnarok due to his makeup of Black Blood) possess a humane appearance and may take up the attributes of the weapon form within their human form (e.x Soul with his sharp teeth due to his making as a scythe).[6]

In their weapon forms their forms may vary considerably. While Demon Weapons can take any form of traditional weapons (e.g. sword, axe, shuriken, combat knife, etc), several demon weapons exist that may be considered unconventional (e.g. vajra, lantern, guillotine, and even a moving ballista).[citation needed]

SoulEdit

  • Justin's Soul
  • Giriko's Soul

In addition to having a human form, it also appears that Demon Weapons have human-like souls themselves, taking a blue hue in the anime. In the anime, however, the color of their soul may differ--Giriko's soul is a purple hue in color.[7] Depending on their weapon form, the appearance of the soul may reflect some of the weapons physical attributes in the soul itself.[8]

Weapon GeneEdit

The Weapon Gene is what gives a Demon Weapon the ability to transform.[citation needed] In the anime,it is said those who have the ability to transform into Demon Weapons may unlock the ability by:

  • being a descendant of a family line that has weapon genetic information.[9]
  • manifesting the abilities during puberty.[9]

Types of Demon WeaponsEdit

  • Multi-Form High Performance Weapon (多変型高性能武器, Tahenkei Kōseinō Buki): A Multi-Form High Performance Weapon is a unique weapon in which can transform into multiple types of Demon Weapons. This sort of weapon transformation is unique only to the Nakatsukasa Clan[10] due to them being direct descendants of the first set of weapons made by Arachne Gorgon herself.[11] Tsubaki Nakatsukasa is the only known Multi-Form High Performance Weapon.[10]
  • Gun Type (銃型, Jū Gata): A Gun Type are weapons that're capable of transforming into a type of gun. Azusa Yumi is among one of the more well-known Demon Weapons capable of transforming into a gun.[12]
  • Stationary Type (設置型, Setchi Gata): A Stationary Type is a weapon in which one's weapon form specializes in setting traps. Only Justin Law is a known Stationary Type.[13]
  • Deadly Demon Weapon (魔凶器, Makyōki): A Deadly Demon Weapon is a Demon Weapon in which as the "deadly" title implies, are the types of weapons in which are considered especially deadly such as a chainsaw.[14]
  • Death's Weapon (死神様の武器, Shinigami-sama no Buki; FUNimation "Death Scythe"): An immensely powerful Demon Weapon in which has consumed 99 evil Human souls (99 Kishin Eggs in the anime) and one Witch soul. These weapons are fit to be wielded by Death himself.[15]

FactionsEdit

Some clans in the world are made up mostly of Demon Weapons. These clans are sometimes called "Special Weapons Clan".[10]

Special AbilitiesEdit

Although many Demon Weapons vary from individual to individual with unique sets of special abilities, they most often have a common set of powers such as:

Weapon AbilitiesEdit

  • Full-Weapon Transformation (全身武器, Zenshin Buki): Demon Weapons have the inherit ability to transform themselves into either a partial form of a weapon with their body parts or a full-body weapon at will dependent on the training they have undergone. After becoming a weapon, the person is seen in their human form as some sort of reflection on the weapon while a completely blank space is viewed inside the weapon.[16]
  • Multi-Form Ability (多変型能力, Tahentai Nōryoku): The special trait in which allows a weapon to transform into different forms of weapons and/or inherit their ancestor's weapon forms. This trait is exclusive to that of the special weapons clan Nakatsukasa Clan, whom possess this ability due to being direct descendants of the first demon weapons created by Arachne Gorgon.[17]
  • Wavelength Control (波長コントロール, Hachō Kontorōru): Demon Weapons have the ability to control the Soul Wavelength of their Meister.[18]
  • Absorb (吸収, Kyūshū): Due to their making and purpose, only Demon Weapons have the ability to consume the souls of others to empower themselves.[19]

Special TechniquesEdit

  • Soul Resonance (魂の共鳴, Tamashī no Kyōmei): A special technique in which the weapon amplifies the wavelength received by a meister, sends it back, and repeats it until it creates a more powerful wavelength to initiate a special attack.[20]
  • Soul Possession (魂憑依, Tamashī Hyōi): A famed technique used by members of the Nakatsukasa Clan (notably those who inherit the Uncanny Sword), soul possession allows for the weapon to possess their meister by and swallow their soul.[21]

Specialized WavelengthEdit

See also: Human#Specialized Wavelength

Fighting StylesEdit

  • Hand-to-Hand Combat (体術(たいじゆつ), Taijutsu): In addition to usual hand-to-hand attacks, certain weapons use a unspecified unarmed combat discipline that allows for partial weapon transformations. Justin Law is a notable example of a user of hand-to-hand applications with weapon transformation.[22]
  • Saw Leg (鋸脚, Nokoashi): A fighting style used by chainsaw-related demon weapons in which transforms their legs partially into the chains of a chainsaw for cutting. Giriko is the only known practioner of this form of combat.[22]
  • Art of Self Defense (護身術, Goshin Jutsu): A style of fighting used by Clay Sizemore.[23] In the anime, this is one of the styles that allows for usage of partial weapon transformations to fight.[24]
  • Art of Assassination (暗殺術, Ansatsu Jutsu): A fighting style used by assassin-related demon weapons. Tsubaki is a known weapon that practice the art of assassination.[15]

List of Demon WeaponsEdit

Main article: Category:Demon Weapon

TriviaEdit

  • A common inconsistency in the anime is the type of people who can eat souls. The anime and manga both specify that ONLY Demon Weapons can eat souls, but such villains as Lupin, White☆Star, Don Al Capone, and Jack the Ripper contradict this within the anime. In the manga, however, there's NO mention of any of these characters consuming souls; rather, they are merely wanted for ordinary crimes (ex. thievery, robbery, murder).

ReferencesEdit

  1. (Yen Press)Soul Eater NOT! Manga: Chapter 1 — Pamplet from Tsugumi: These "weapons" are actually people who can take on the forms of traditional weapons. And Meisters are the warriors who fight using these weapons.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Soul Eater Chapter 99
  3. Ohukbo tweeted this was the case. Despite the translation from google, we're sure that's what he meant.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Soul Eater Chapter 25
  5. 5.0 5.1 Soul Eater Episode 27
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  7. Soul Eater Anime: Episode 25
  8. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 26
  9. 9.0 9.1 Soul Eater NOT! Anime: Episode 4
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 8
  11. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 28
  12. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 66
  13. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 93
  14. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 25, page 88
  15. 15.0 15.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 1
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  17. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 28
  18. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 2
  19. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 8, Chapter 16
  20. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 2
  21. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 7
  22. 22.0 22.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 26
  23. Soul Eater x Soul Eater Not!
  24. Soul Eater Not! Anime: Episode 12
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