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Chapter 110 - Kid connecting all three of his lines
Shinigami
Kanji

死神

Rōmaji

Shinigami

Alternate

Death God

Debut Data
Manga Debut

Chapter 0.1

A Shinigami (死神) is an extremely powerful True God who presides over balance.[1]

OverviewEdit

AppearanceEdit

The Shinigami possess the appearance of that of a human.[2] However, a Shinigami can also assume an inhuman form, much like Death has.[3] (It's possible that he also retains a human form as well[4].) Perhaps the most known attribute of the Death God is the Lines Of Sanzu, which seem to be the source of their power.[5][6] Both it's appearance and how much it is connected depends on both the individual Shinigami and their age.[7]

ReproductionEdit

A Shinigami is capable of reproduction, such beings possessing groins.[8] According to Excalibur however, number of Shinigamis as a race is small due to the fact that it's unnecessary to have dozens of them.[9]

FragmentsEdit

Soul Eater Chapter 107 - Kid and Asura

Asura and Death the Kid: Fragments of Death himself.

Shinigamis can asexually reproduce by creating fragments of themselves and create a being. These beings, rather then be a replicate of the parent, can spawn off their own personality.[10] The parent Shinigami is able to either make them "complete" or "incomplete" and carry over their per-existing traits (such as Death the Kid's inheriting of the Madness of Order and being born without fear due to Asura harboring Death's former fears within him.[11]).

While a fragment will have the Soul Wavelength of their parent within their soul, after two connections of the Lines of Sanzu, a Death God can forfeit their own parent's Soul Wavelength with their soul..[12]

Role and SignificanceEdit

The role of a Shinigami is the maintaining of balance and equilibrium between good and evil.[13] As such, they're often perceived to have surpassed human understanding[14] as well as being the very symbol of Order itself.[15]

In addition, Shinigamis are also authorities the authorities over souls.[16] Despite their purpose, however, they're mistakenly often thought of to preside over people's lives and death as well as being absolute authorities of Order itself.[17] As gods, they're also worshiped[18][19]

Types of ShinigamiEdit

There are several types of Shinigamis:

  • Immature: An "Immature" Shinigami refers to a Death God who was born with incomplete Lines of Sanzu, which is something decided by the parent.[20] Because of this, as a Death God grows, their control of the Lines of Sanzu and power expands dependent on age.[21]
  • Mature: A Mature Shinigami refers to a Death God who is born with complete Lines of Sanzu. Not much is known about this beyond the fact that a mature Death God, unlike their immature counterparts, is born with all their Lines of Sanzu complete.[20] These Shinigamis can co-exist with even a True Death God for some unknown reason.[20]
  • True: A True Shinigami is an individual who possesses all three connected Lines of Sanzu, making them extremely powerful and allowing them to utilize the Madness of Order. They can also create fragments to later be their successor, even having control over the "maturity" their fragment initially are. The drawback is that only one True Shinigami can exist at a time and whenever a successor connects the three Lines of Sanzu, the then-current True Shinigami is killed.[20]

Special AbilitiesEdit

These beings are perhaps the most powerful type of race in the world, possessing a high amount of raw power as well as special advantages over normal beings within the world. Although each Death God has their own, unique abilities, most of them display the same abilities such as:

Hologram Magic Skull

Death the Kid using Shinigami Powers.

  • Shinigami Powers (死神の力, Shinigami no chikara): Originating from the Lines of Sanzu are special, divine powers capable of being performed by a Death God. It appears some some sort of force similar to that of Magic, though is also independent of it. It can follow a Death God's particular theme.[22][23]
  • Immortality (不死, Fushi): A Death God is capable of being immortal, unable to be killed by any means. This is due to them being an embodiment of a particular concept (such as fear).[24] This also allows them to be capable of living for long amounts of times (approximately over eight centuries) while retaining a youthful appearance and suffering no consequence of old age.[20][25]
Chapter 53 - Death the Kid uses Death Claw

Kid reattaching his arm.

  • Unique Physiology: Their skin are immune to sunburns , extreme temperatures, and repels everything such as poisons and cosmetics such as hair dye.[26] It's also speculated that the effects of Demonic Energy from those such as the Magnetic Field doesn't affect them as much.[27] Thy're also capable of powerful regeneration and depending on the Death God, can reattaching their body parts.[28]

List of ShinigamisEdit

Main article: Category:Shinigami

ReferencesEdit

  1. Soul Eater Chapter 77 — Kid:"We're about balance right?"
  2. Soul Eater Chapter 0.3 — Introduces Death the Kid, who's a shinigami.
  3. Soul Eater Chapter 0.3 — Death the Kid and his father interact, a contrasting difference in appearance.
  4. Soul Eater Chapter 110 — Shows that Death has the Sanzu Lines.
  5. Soul Eater Chapter 63 — Kid acesses one of his father's powers after a Sanzu Lines: Death Claw
  6. Soul Eater Chapter 108 — Kid accesses the Shinigami Jets item.
  7. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 54
  8. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 47
  9. (Yen Press) Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 113 — Excalibur:Joke? Do you think we need a dozen Death Gods? You have the full, proper power of a Shinigami, so your father disappeared.
  10. Soul Eater Volume 19 page 92 — The Great Old One of Power: "When the Shinigami cut a piece of himself to create you....."
  11. Soul Eater Chapter 108
  12. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 81
  13. Soul Eater Volume 19; Chapter 77, page 14
  14. Soul Eater Volume 19;Chapter 81, page 158
  15. Soul Eater Volume 21; Chapter 89, page 45
  16. Soul Eater Volume 4; Chapter 13, page 138 - Kid:What is he trying to accomplish collecting the souls of so many good people...? As an authority over souls, I cannot allow this..
  17. Soul Eater Volume 19; Chapter 78, page 65; Chapter 77, page 14
  18. Soul Eater Volume 11; Chapter 41, page 63
  19. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 23, page 8
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 108
  21. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Chapter_52
  22. Soul Eater Manga: Prologue 3
  23. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Chapter_22
  24. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 108, 112
  25. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 16
  26. Soul Eater Volume 11; Chapter 30, page 121
  27. Soul Eater Volume 9; Chapter 34, page 144
  28. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Chapter_53

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