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Humans (人間, Ningen) are a kind of people in which are native to the majority of the world. They're one of the more abundant and common species.[1]


Asura claims that the world that included humanity (the "normal" and metaphorical "insane" world caused by the presence of Madness) was created by Death at his whims and that since their creation, they were regulated to be nothing more then Death's puppets.[2]

The accuracy of his claims, however, can be debated due to to his twisted, antagonistic views against both Death and Humans in general.


The true nature of that of a Human is mostly unknown. However, they're beings in which are governed by that of the True Death God, in which part of their purpose is to serve as judges of their quality of their good and evil. Both the DWMA and the Eight Shinigami Legions that came before them collected the souls of evil humans under the behest of Death because of his renown ability to judge the quality of souls and add those evil to his Shinigami's List.[3] This is done to ensure a balance between good and evil.[4]


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Human souls in the air.

A human soul in their basic, hitoma-like form is indistinguishable from that of other human souls whether they're good or evil. In the anime, the souls of human beings are blue in color.[5] Indiviudal humans, however, can have varying characteristics of their soul depending on their theme and personality.[6][7] In the anime, all evil humans who consume souls become a Kishin Egg.[8]

Mifune's Soul

A Strong Soul.

The power of the human soul holds vast capabilities. Unlike the majority of souls, a good human soul is capable of endowing great power. Maka Albarn stated that it is the human souls that allow greater power when collected.[3] A number of human souls can be used to create either a Demon Sword, Kishin, or Death Scythe (99 specifically in the case of Death Scythe).[9][10] The strongest of a human soul is capable of manifesting into what is known as a Strong Soul. Those with Strong Souls hold so much power from the soul that they're capable of counting as 99 evil human souls entire should they be killed and consumed by a Demon Weapon. Only Mifune is a known possessor of a Strong Soul.[11]


Humans are capable of reproducing with other species and races such as Legendary Blades[citation needed] and Witches[12]. For the former, a Legendary Blade and Human-born individual may take the traits of the Legendary Blade parent while the latter, with Witches, can produce offspring that is Human despite their Witch heritage.[13]


There are several types of humans within the world:

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A Demon Weapon transforming her hand.

  • Demon Weapons (魔武器, Mabuki): The Demon Weapons, also called simply Weapons, are an entire race of human beings that can transform into traditional weapons due to the Weapon Gene.[14]
  • Meister (職人, Shokunin): Meisters are warriors who fight and battle using the weapon forms of Demon Weapons, people who are able to transform into traditionl weapons.[14]

A Phantom Monk.

  • Phantom Monk (怪僧, kaisō; FUNimation "Evil Monk"): Phantom Monks are evil monks in which possess special, supernatural-like abilities (i.e Lightning Attack). Phantom Monks have a tendency to be larger than ordinary humans with circular eyes in which possesses no pupil.[1]
  • Earth Shaman (大地の祈祷師, Daichi no kitō-shi): Earth Shamans are individual who are capable of communicating with the Earth itself.[15] In addition, they have a inclination towards Magic.[16]
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A Werewolf transforming.

  • Werewolf (狼, Ōkami): Werewolves are creatures whom are capable of transforming themselves into both a human form and wolf-like form at will with their power of Transformation and are known for their power of Immortality. To some significant degree, they're also considered human although are a separate species altogether.[4]

Special Abilities

Many Humans vary from one another in power, strength, speed, etc. However, many Humans do possess some common capabilities (though does not apply to every Human) such as:

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A Human performs Soul Menace, an attack of the Soul Wavelength.

  • Soul Wavelength (魂の波長, Tamashī no hachō): Along with every kind of living creature, Humans possesses Soul Wavelengths. However, they're capable of using it for offensive means. Those with strong, large wavelengths are capable of launching offensive, electrical-like techniques (e.x Soul Menace).[6] In addition, there are special kinds of Soul Wavelengths that allow for special abilities to manifest whether independently or paired with a Demon Weapon (e.x Anti-Demon Wavelength).[17]
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Soul Perception at work

  • Soul Perception (魂感知, Tamashī Kanchi): From their racial strife with that of the Witch, humans have developed an ability known as Soul Perception to be able to detect a Witch's soul. They're among one of the few races to be outright capable of this. This ability can be countered with Soul Protect.[18]
  • Grigori (天使型(エグリゴリ), Egurigori): The Grigori is a special kind of soul said to appear in only one of fifty million people. This soul-type is rare and allows a Human capability of flight with the combined powers of an Demon Weapon (in the case of the Meister).[19]

List of humans in Soul Eater

See also: Category:Human and List of tertiary characters


  1. 1.0 1.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 1
  2. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 108
  3. 3.0 3.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 6
  4. 4.0 4.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 13
  5. Soul Eater Anime: Episode 1
  6. 6.0 6.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 2
  7. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 11
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  9. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 5
  10. Soul Eater Manga: Prologue 1
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  12. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 79
  13. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 47
  14. 14.0 14.1 (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.
  15. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 46
  16. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 67
  17. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 58
  18. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 16
  19. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 63

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