Humans (人間,Ningen) are, perhaps, one of the more common races within the world of Soul Eater. Normal humans have no special abilities. However, exceptional humans with powerful souls are meisters and gain special abilities from their Soul Wavelength.
Humans in Soul Eater appear like that of their real-world counterparts. Humans in Soul Eater also appear to not possess common traits. However, certain humans that are known to be evil, such as Jack the Ripper and White☆Star can appear so different to the point they're not considered human altogether. Such a trait, however, is not present in all evil humans.
In Soul Eater, Evil humans are humans with "corrupted" souls. In the manga, when a human commits a crime, they risk becoming a evil human. Depending on the severity of the crime, the individual actions, and reason, they may become an evil human. Their souls are indistinguishable from that of an human and Death is the only person who is able to judge the purity or impurity of their souls. If he deems them evil, he normally adds them to a list in which is available to those in the DWMA.
In the anime, a Kishin Egg is the soul of an evil human. It became evil by consuming other human souls, and thereby losing its humanity and turning into a Kishin egg. If the evil human is left alone to eat more human souls, it has a risk of becoming a powerful Kishin. Kishin eggs are deep red with hexagonal plates attached to the outside.
A human soul is distinguishable from that of other souls. It also seems that all human souls are also blue in hue, though this may not always be the case. The attributes and characteristic of the soul is dependent on the personality and soul type of an individual. An individual with a Grigori Soul would possess a soul with wings while a Strong Soul would be a soul with an abnormal size as well as being distinguished as a strong soul.
The souls of humans, despite their apparent weak power as a race, are very strong. Good human souls are the only souls that makes another more powerful when collecting, though the collector risk losing his/her sanity.
While humans are unable to utilize magic, they do have the capabilities of wielding a Demon Weapon with the use of their wavelengths. They may or may not follow a certain theme like that of a witch. Some humans within Soul Eater may have unique wavelengths with a variety of different effects.
While Humans are generally considered the weakest in terms of power and prowess, some Humans who train extensively may gain abilities or power beyond that of a normal human. Many of the DWMA students and staff have displayed numerous abilities and capabilities in which are superhuman and may match the power of that of other races.
Most Evil humans, when fully transformed, no longer resemble a perfect human form and take on strange distorted humanoid figures, like with Jack the Ripper, a long limbed grey-skinned vaguely human-like creature with metal claws, and Rasputin who takes on the form of a giant human-like form. However, there have been exceptions, as Masamune looks perfectly human, despite being an Evil human, although during the fight with Tsubaki, his human form starts to display Evil human-like characteristics, especially in his facial features.
Comparing Jack the Ripper with more human-like Evil humans such as Masamune and Al Capone, the appearances of Evil humans seem to vary. Strength and power and personality also seems to vary, and may very well depend on what sort of character the Evil human was before walking the path of the Kishin. Evil humans also leave behind no corpse when slain often disappearing in a wisp of black smoke, leaving behind only their soul.
List of humans in Soul Eater
- ↑ Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 6