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"O God who dost abide in the city of death, hear our prayers. Let thy holy name be righteousness. Hear me, O Lord...make me a servant of thy holy peace...I shall be a pillar of righteousness...a blade of the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost."

— (Chapter 26)[1]
Justin Law
Justin Law

The Executioner Who Appears with Deafening Sound (爆音と共に現れる死刑人, Bakuon to Tomoni Arawareru Shikeinin)[2][3]


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Gender Sign - MaleMale




Stationary Weapon


Deceased (Manga)
Alive (Anime)

Special Abilities
Weapon Form


Professional Data
Previous Affiliations

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Noah's Group
DWMA Western Europe Branch
Clown Army

Former Occupations

Death Scythe in charge of Western Europe[5]
Agent of the Kishin

Real World Information

Yoshinori Fujita (Japanese, anime)
Eric Vale (English, anime)

Manga Debut

Chapter 23

Anime Debut

Episode 24

List of Appearances | Gallery

Justin Law (ジャスティン=ロウ, Jasutin Rō) was the seventeen-year-old[4] Death Scythe, previously in charge of the DWMA Western Europe Branch.[5] Justin's weapon form is a guillotine, which prompts his Death Scythe nickname, The Executioner Who Appears with Deafening Sound.[2][3] Justin used to be seen as devout in his services to Death; however, following the fight on Lost Island, Justin changed his alliance to Asura, succumbing to Madness due in part to interactions with The Clown. Justin later becomes a part of Noah's Group but leaves and joins the Clown Army. He is later killed by Franken Stein and Marie Mjolnir.[6]


At the age of thirteen, Justin became the youngest person in history to achieve the level of Death Scythe. Many at the Academy view him as a living legend, as not only did he reach the level of Death Scythe at such a young age, he also did so individually, without the assistance of a Meister.[4] Justin was then assigned to be the main Death Scythe in charge of the DWMA European division.


Justin's personality can be described as zealous. When he was introduced in the series, he also appeared intensely polite: he was seen smiling numerous times in the series and addresses his peers and even enemies with suffixes. Justin seemed not to look down openly on anyone, nor would he chastises them. Yet Justin was prepared to kill when he given orders from the Shinigami, including when those orders concerned protecting the DWMA students.

One of Justin's most notable characteristics was his devout faith, first to Shinigami, then Asura. Before he was influenced by madness, Justin prayed to Shinigami, giving thanks for all aspects of his life. His faith influenced his attire and manner of speech while part of the DWMA, as he wore crosses and spoken with largely religious terms. Like many members of the academy, Justin's attire includes some skull-themed elements, such as those skulls decorated on his earphones before he defected from the DWMA. Following his professed allegiance to Asura, Justin persisted with this manner of almost religious devotion to the Kishin, to whom he prayed before committing murder.

After killing Justin during their battle on The Moon, Franken Stein reasons that Justin fell to madness because he was "so solitary that the order crushed [Justin]," who "could never imagine what lay beyond and beneath the structure of order."[7] Stein concludes that even if Order fell apart, the world still would not be what Justin wanted.


Justin's earphones annoy those around him

Justin is also easily identified by his earphones, which he is never seen without. As he almost always is playing music loudly on those earphones, his presence is often heard before seen. The volume is so high that those earphones prevent Justin from hearing when people speak to him. Therefore, Justin has learned to read lips, but because some members of the DWMA such as Shinigami and Tezca Tlipoca wear masks, he does not know what they are saying. His earphones are so loud that Tezca, who spoke to Justin on several occasions, never realized that Justin could not actually hear him. Therefore, Justin usually depends on someone else repeating what was just said, such as Spirit Albarn repeating Shinigami's words, or The Clown using its mental connection with Justin to repeat what Tezca said. Another drawback to Justin's loud earphones is that he tends to speak loudly to hear himself over those earphones. Some people such as Giriko are annoyed by Justin's loud music, and also when they finally realize he is capable of reading lips, leading these people to think that Justin is ignoring them.

Justin was later revealed to have been a spy for Noah, defecting to his gang and demonstrating his true faith in Asura. After this change of heart, Justin even went as far as murdering Joe "B.J." Buttataki simply to create a rift between the DWMA and Stein, while also preventing B.J. from discovering his real intentions. From this point onward, Justin has demonstrated that he has developed a sadistic side, taking off his earphones for the first time in the series just to hear the rhythmic sound of Gopher beating Noah's captive and the son of Justin's previous god, Death the Kid. When confronted by Stein and Marie Mjolnir with accusations of killing Joe, Justin casually admits as such with a smile on his face, claiming he did so in the name of the Kishin so to kill someone like Joe with such powerful Soul Perception, then confirming to Stein that he will kill Maka Albarn next.

After his allegiance to the Kishin is revealed, Justin speaks and behaves with more misogyny. When Marie first confronted him in the desert outside of Death City for his murder of Joe, Justin insulted her by claiming her power as a fellow Death Scythe still was not enough because she was a woman. As he spends more time under the influence of the Kishin's madness, Justin seems to have lost more and more of his original personality; when confronted by Sid, Marie, and Stein at Noah's base he raves manically to the sky as he fights them, shouting nonsense words. Later, when in the Ukraine to investigate Crona's presence there, he appears far more disturbed and sadistic than ever before; demonstrated by the many distorted faces he makes and his violent nature which seems to be growing in ferocity. Also ever since abandoning his following of Shinigami for the Kishin he has chosen to pray to moon, where his god resides which is in a way similar to how the ancient Greeks prayed to the Greek Gods.

In the anime, Justin behaves much differently than he does in the manga after the Brew Arc; whereas in the manga Justin defects to Noah and Asura to fight the DWMA, in the anime, he stays loyal to the Shinigami throughout the series.


Main article: Justin Law/Relationships


Justin has short, loosely styled blonde hair, light-blue eyes, and wears priest-like attire that makes him somewhat resemble a monk. He first wears a white shawl that encompasses all around the upper part of his body from his neck to elbow length. He then wears a Deacon's cross with Death's mask on it over the shawl and has visible headphones (also with Death's mask on them) that emerge from the shawl and into his ears. Under the shawl is a black, ecclesiastical robe. The sleeves of the robe have white crosses on them which expand when Justin partially transforms and his guillotine blade emerges from the cross. The front of the robe also has a portion made of grey fabric that almost makes the robe look like a double-breasted overcoat. This section of the robe has six visible black buttons on it that are symmetrically separated on opposite sides of the grey part to the robe. These buttons also have a cross design. Justin finally wears a pair of black pants, loafers, and a white Zucchetto for a hat. In his battle on Lost Island against Giriko, Justin wears crosses on his gloves.[8]

After Justin falls to Madness, he undergoes an alignment change which lightly affects his wardrobe. He still appears in his priestly attire and Zucchetto; however, the Death worship vanishes, and is altered to a Kishin worship theme. The Deacon's cross with Death's mask design on it changes to a Kishin three-eye pendant instead, in addition to the same Kishin eyes being featured on Justin's sleeves (instead of the white crosses) and earphones (again, instead of Death's mask).

After Justin's battle against Death Scythe Tezca Tlipoca, the left half of Justin's neck, shoulder, mouth, and left eye have been severely burned by Tezca's Solar Ray. The result is a disturbing and massive scar around all these areas. The unique quality to the scar is that it makes Justin appear almost as if he were on fire, as not only does the burned skin appear to come loose and flag-like off Justin, but the scar seems to also remain at a constant flux, as if moving along with the wind current. The scar, having burned Justin's left side to his mouth, shows that most of Justin's left lip is missing because the skin has burned off. This leaves a good portion of his teeth constantly exposed and visible. Because of this, Justin constantly looks as if he has an insane expression on the left side of his face in addition to a fluorescent left eye appearing within his flame-like, burned skin.

When Justin uses Madness Fusion to combine with his Clown, his appearance changes dramatically. First, he wears what appears as a medieval helmet with a shape similar to that of a Fool in the Middle Ages, this of which covers his entire face with the exception of his mouth. In this form, Justin partially transforms to a greater extent. He loses everything from his white shawl down, and is given the ability to fly. His torso and lower body is replaced by a guillotine, including the blade, the blade's wooden support beams, and the neck shackle guard. Justin's arms are the only part to his actual body that remains present after the shawl, and even these appear disturbingly long. Finally, Justin's hands are replaced by guillotine blades that are held on by an infinitely extending chain.

After his final battle against Tezca Tlipoca, this headgear is also damaged by Tezca's Solar Ray. As expected, the left side to the helmet is burned off and the scarred portion of Justin's face can be seen. However, in this form, Justin's scar looks dramatically different in addition to Justin's face. First, the scar sometimes appears to grow much larger, sometimes even resembling three Kishin Eyes in its shape and form. Secondly, Justin's face appears pitch black along with most of the rest of the scar, and his eye glows. His expression is also beastly fierce and demented, often appearing like he is a different person all together, taking a disturbingly demon-like appearance. There have been some images released that were illustrated and painted by the author of the Soul Eater series that show the current Justin in color. Although it is unknown if Justin looks any different when he is not fused with his Clown from what has been shown, the illustrations do offer what he looks like when he is combined with his Clown. In these images, Justin's scar appears like a mixture of blue and black flames, with his left eye noticeably glowing a bright red.


Weapon Transformation - Guillotine: While never outright transforming within the series, Justin is known to be a guillotine. Because of this, he's able to transform his body into various parts of a guillotine, often transforming his arms into either the blade within a guillotine or the placeholder.[9]

Episode 26 - Law Abiding Silver Gun animated

Law-Abiding Silver Gun.

Law-Abiding Silver Gun (法を守る銀の銃, Rō Abaidingu Shirubāgan): Assumed to be Justin Law's Magical-Like Power, this capability allows him to perform a powerful attack in which shoots down a powerful ray of light after strengthing his Soul Wavelength with a prayer before jumping and shooting it downward, aimed at for instant death via decapitation. This move was powerful enough to decapitate the Oldest Golem, which was strong enough to withstand attacks from both the Demon Sword and Demon Scythe. In addition to this, he is capable of several kinds of variations in which can be executed without prior prayer.[9]

Madness Fusion (狂気融合, Kyōki Yūgō): This ability allows Justin to fuse with the Clown.[10]

Executioner Form

Executioner Form.

  • Executioner: After his prior descent into madness and subsequent adoption of the doctrines belonging to the Kishin Asura, Justin Law procures the ability to merge with a Clown, through a mere snap of his fingers and the uttering of a single command. The process itself is a relatively simple one, requiring only that the Clown deconstruct its body and proceed to surround Justin in order to complete the unison but the alterations the transformation results in are nonetheless drastic because of this.[10]
Chapter 69 - Justin repels Vector Arrow

Justin repels Vector Arrow with his chain blade.

  • Madness Wavelength (狂気の波長, Kyōki no hachō): Because of a Clown's nature in sharing the save wavelength as the Kishin, the Executioner form is capable of having a Madness Wavelength in which can be used.[11]
  • Chain Blades: This forms can make use of the chain blades in which replaces his hands, capable of fighting opponents as well as deflect attacks like Vector Arrow with accurate swings.[12]
Episode 36 - Justin and Giriko fight

Justin fighting Giriko.

Master Autonomous Combatant: Despite becoming a Death Scythe at the age of thirteen, Justin is an extremely skilled Demon Weapon who fights on his own without a Meister, using a combination of his fighting skills and Demon Weapon powers.[9] He's been known to fight evenly with Giriko, another Demon Weapon whom also possesses autonomous combat skill and is evenly matched.[9] His skill is highly regarded, with Franken Stein warning Marie Mjolnir of his ability and urging her to transform.[13] He also easily killed Auntie during the Battle of the Moon, who gave the Clown Kaguya difficulty.[14]

Lip Reading: Justin has admitted to being able to read the lips of others, allowing him to communicate without having to remove his earbuds.[15]

Enhanced Durability: Justin has been seen able to take blunt hits from both Marie Mjolnir's powerful punches and direct hits from Franken Stein using Mjolnir; this is despite the fact that his speed far surpasses his own after the latter utilized Lightning Rope.[16]


  • Holy Cross Chop (聖十字手刀, Hijiri Jūji Shuto):
  • Carcan Bras (首枷の籠手 (カルカン・ブラ), Karukan Bura; literally meaning "Neck Shackle Gauntlet"): A technique in which Justin immobilizes his opponent's limbs by transforming his arm into the headlock component of a guillotine.
  • Headbutt of Love (愛の頭突き, Ai no Zutsuki): After performing Carcan Bras, Justin simply headbutts his opponent.
Silver Gun Techniques
  • Law-Abiding Silver Gun (法を守る銀の銃 (ロウ・アバイディング・シルバーガン), Rō Abaidingu Shirubāgan): One of Justin's most powerful attacks, he shoots down a powerful cutting light from his blade after citing a prayer in which amplifies his Soul and Soul Wavelength.
  • Law-Abiding Silver Gun Radiant (法を守る銀の銃「放射」, Rō Abaidingu Shirubāgan Reidianto): A powerful technique in which is variant of the Law Abiding Silver Gun, produces a more widely dispersed beam while retaining enough force to send an opponent a significant distance in the opposite direction. The effect, however, appears to reduce the potential damage the attack is capable of inflicting.


Not much is known about Justin's past other than his "legend". From what Tezca Tlipoca has said, Justin was somewhat of a loner during his time at the Shibusen, and did not make many connections to others. This personality towards others may have been one of the reasons Justin was never able to partner with a Meister. Once he became a Death Scythe, all that is known further is that Justin and Tezca became good friends, and hung around each other often. It is also likely that Justin became friends, or at least familiar with the other Death Scythes, as they seem to all show to be terrified on a personal level at Justin's fall to Madness.

Daily Life

After the Kishin Asura, was revived, Justin Law and the other Death Scythes were called back to the DWMA. He is first seen heading towards Death City, but not before praying to his God to protect the lives of humans so they may live and die happy.

He is later seen questioning why his lord, Shinigami, is not responding to him, only to be kicked in the head by Spirit, who tells him to remove his earphones. After explaining the Kishin development, Shinigami gives specific tasks to the Death Scythes, but has no task for Justin, aside from telling him to continue to "live happily with a sense to kill".

Experimenting School


Justin's arrival in his dune buggy

Justin is first seen traveling through the Loew Village in his dune buggy, after being sent by Shinigami. He later appears and saves Crona from Giriko. After some banter, the two weapons proceed to duel, with each exchanging powerful blows. During this, Maka is able to deduce that the two are equal in strength, resulting in there being no clear victor. After the brief skirmish, Giriko departs with Arachne. Justin is left to defend Crona, Maka and Soul from the Oldest Golem. Justin, however, quickly dispatches it by using his Law Abiding Silver Gun to decapitate it. After some further prayer, they proceed to leave.

"Brew" Tempest

Exchanging his usual form of transport for a more appropriate but similarly designed snowmobile, Justin makes his entrance into Shibusen's extensive operation to retrieve Brew, by descending down a steep mountainous incline with a tremendous avalanche in tow. Apologizing to those below for causing such a disaster, through a combination of his own voice and the bass of his music, Justin is relieved to see that by pure coincidence it was an opposing squad that got swept away. Disappointed by the destruction of his custom vehicle, Justin confronts an enraged Giriko regardless.[17]

Continuing with their exhaustive battle, Giriko remarks that due to his adversary's earphones, his attacks conform to a single monotonous rhythm but Justin refutes this, asserting that Giriko instead just wants these earphones for himself. Justin just manages to defend against the resulting Saw Foot, before countering with his own Law Abiding Silver Gun, which conceals his opponent underneath the surrounding snow. Utilizing this opportunity, Giriko escapes by creating numerous duplicates of himself, fashioned out of snow. Justin easily dispatches the entirety of these imposers and notes that he wished to defeat the real one during their confrontation.[18]

The Investigation

Although it was shadowed, it was Justin who killed BJ.

Arachnophobia vs DWMA Arc (Anime)

This section contains an instance from an anime not present in the manga and/or a deviation

Tying Things Up, and New Beginnings

Justin and The Clown

Justin and the recently reborn Clown

After an extended absence, Justin's shadowy form looms over a bewildered Giriko amongst the aftermath of the battle at Baba Yaga's Castle, where he complains about the latter's roaming resulting in a considerable waste of time. Insisting that they had been searching for him to propose that he comes along with them, it is here where it is revealed that the "them" Justin had been referring to, was himself and an imposing The Clown.[19]

Justin is next observed traversing through a vast desert, dragging behind him a large coffin-shaped speaker, whose vibrations disrupts the very landscape in Justin's wake. Seeking God's forgiveness for the sins he is about to commit, he graciously thanks the Clown for its guidance, before becoming aware of two cloaked figures to his rear. These individuals are revealed to be none other than Marie Mjolnir and Franken Stein, both of whom admit that in spite of the ear-splitting noise, they had still been having great difficulty in tracking him. Questioned about the reason for his involvement in the death of Joe Buttataki by Marie, Justin happily states that B.J.'s Soul Perception capability presented too great a threat, meaning "Kishin-sama" simply could not rest at ease. After hearing this and deducing that his next target was to be Maka, due to his current destination and direction, Marie charges towards him and strikes him square in the chest. Unimpressed by a "mere woman"'s strength, Justin's next sentence is abruptly cut short, after he is sent flying thanks to the extension of Marie's weapon form.[20]

Maneuvering in mid-air to land safely upon his coffin, Justin appears unharmed, which leads Marie to assume her fully transformed state and entrust herself into Stein's hands for a combined offensive. The resulting speed easily overwhelms Justin, to such an extent that he cannot even comprehend the injuries he is currently sustaining. Choosing to withdraw temporarily, Justin removes a piece of paper from his jacket that subsequently absorbs him into its material, before spontaneously combusting. This leaves Marie and Stein alone in the desert outskirts of Death City, with nothing but the coffin Justin left behind.[21]


Returning to Noah's concealed location via means of the extracted page, Justin wipes a small amount of blood from the corner of his mouth as he exists the magical tome, remarking that the "Strongest Fighter in Shibusen" and the "Pulveriser"'s interference prevented the achievement of his intended aim. A small argument then ensues between himself and Giriko, where Justin insults the latter in response to his so called pathetic retreat, by asking "Little Miss Snow White" if he was talking in his sleep once again.[22]

I'm Gonna Be An Angel

As the Shibusen postulates upon Justin's connection with the individual behind Death the Kid's abduction, Justin simply observes Gopher's brutal interrogation and assault upon the vulnerable Kid, while exhibiting no response at all. However; it is only after Kid replies with a quip on how disorganized the Book of Eibon is kept, eliciting a further punch from Gopher and a subsequent reprimand by Noah, that Justin makes a comment upon how it's not healthy for Gopher to be so uptight. He then proceeds to tell Kid to go with the flow once in a while rather than dwelling on regularity, only to provoke a piercing glance and another quick witted response, after remarking that Kid may be attempting to exact penitence from this betrayer.[23]

Black Wings VS White Wings

When Gopher returns from his failed assassination attempt on Maka, he projects the entirety of his anger and frustration onto the defenseless and imprisoned Kid, delivering another savage beating with his fists alone. During this occurrence, Justin simply stands outside demonstrating no empathy but when the assault begins to pick up rhythm, he removes his earphones and serenely listens to the disturbing discord, as screams and punches merge into a malign melody.[24]

Abyss, Uncleanliness, Darkness

As Medusa continues her concealed observation of the experiment involving the Black Clown, an obscured figure approaches from the darkened surroundings, alerting her to their presence by recommending that her concern would be better directed towards her own predicament rather than that of her child. Receiving a sudden complaint about the pair’s previous intervention resulting in the Shibusen obtaining her notes, Justin reveals himself and strikes without hesitation or word, before immediately fusing with the nearby Clown.[25] As the merger proceeds; Justin explains the blasphemy in the creation of an artificial clown and promises her "a taste of true insanity", however, this conceited instruction simply elicits Medusa to refer to her assailant as a "mere executioner". Justin then seemingly traps Medusa with ease in the guillotine-like body created by the recent fusion, in preparation for her execution.[26]

Love Triangle

With Medusa still ensnared in such a perilous position, Justin confidently proclaims that he is about to enact the death penalty as decreed by his new God, smirking maniacally as he fulfills this divine retribution. Concluding Medusa's life with the separation of her head from her body, the scene instead makes a drastic alteration, which sees the blood that was spilled just mere moments ago now absent. Effortlessly countering an attack from an exhausted but whole Medusa, Justin remarks upon his surprise at the repulsion of his prior hallucinogenic offensive, questioning whether his victim still had a "pleasant dream?". It is here that the presence of the Purple-Dyed Clown is made known, provoking Justin to divulge his disbelief at the level of defiance Medusa displays towards the Kishin by producing a further abomination. Enraged by such a blatant disregard for his God, Justin launches a savage attack that is immediately responded to with a vector based counter, which is rendered obsolete by his madness infused defense. However, when the opposition undergoes a similar transformation, Justin is seemingly overwhelmed by the resultant monstrosities and thrown with tremendous force through one of the surrounding walls. Emerging from the debris with blood dripping from his mouth, Justin demonstrates a sinister sneer as he states "one ready", before catching the remainder of Medusa's snakes in concealed stocks. Decapitating all of the creatures simultaneously, Justin ominously asserts that Medusa's head is next but both combatants are stopped in their tracks by the appearance of a second Justin.[27]

Deducing that this doppelganger is none other than Tezca Tlipoca, Justin is subjected to numerous visions pertaining to his betrayal and precursors to his eventual death, terminating in a distinctive image of Shinigami. Tezca then proceeds to recount the times that he and Justin spent conversing about their respective lives as death scythes but an expressionless Justin confesses that due to the former's mask, he was prevented from reading his lips and as such, could not understand a single word including those just spoken. As Tezca explodes in a tearful outburst, not assisted by Enrique's contributions, Justin decides that this is an appropriate point to leave.[28]


Justin Praises God

Justin praises his god: Asura, for allowing him to punish one of the foolish

Receiving no further instruction from Noah upon his return, Justin takes up residence within the enigmatic cathedral that forms the group's base of operations, allowing him to meditate upon his music further.[29] During an inept infiltration of this structure conducted by a choice group of Shibusen's senior staff, Justin assaults an exposed Marie in earnest, while beckoning her to continue facing him so as to better understand her cries. Bludgeoning her head with his transformed hand, he effortlessly fends off an enraged Mira Naigus, while uttering a string of nonsensical sentences before finally turning towards the sky calling out to his "Lord god", thanking him for being able to punish another one of the foolish.[30]

With the sudden arrival of various members of Spartoi from the inner confines of the Book of Eibon, Justin's attention shifts towards that of the injured Stein and Sid, who are desperately attempting to attend to their incapacitated partners. Revealing that he does not relish the prospect of confronting the pair, in spite of their present condition, Justin calmly states that he would instead prefer to just quit and so, in accordance with this, he begins to take his leave. Questioned about the betrayal of his former friends by Sid, Justin explains how his discovery that his religious faith had always been a form of madness, made it only inevitable that he would eventually seek out the source of this insanity, his "Kishin-sama". Informing the pair that Noah had ascertained the location of the Kishin and that he was heading there now, Justin refuses to divulge this precious information and instead tells them to relax, while they observe the death of their students.[31]

As news of Justin's disappearance finally reaches Shinigami's inner sanctum, he arrives at his desired destination where his "Kishin-sama" dwells, an undisclosed mountainous region that has been suitably warped by the resultant madness. Amongst the various misshapen and grotesque forms of numerous Clowns, Justin stands ecstatically as the infamous eyes of the Kishin pour forth from his earphones, while he prays for his God to come.[32]


Justin was on the location where his Kishin god is hiding.


Justin's Anticipation

Justin licks his hand in anticipation of executing Crona

Approaching the exterior of the enormous spherical vessel caused by Crona's Black Blood in the Ukraine, Justin remarks about the Kishin responding to the wavelength emanating from this large, black orb before he becomes momentarily lost in contemplation of its dark roundness. Seeking input from the accompanying Clown, who divulges the nature of the Kishin's blood transfusion orchestrated by Medusa, Justin notes the vast increase in Crona's power in comparison to what was previously documented. Considering the prospect of executing this individual, Justin licks his hand in anticipation, but this is abruptly interrupted by an unexpected arrival. Alerted to the person's presence only by the Clown's contact, Justin immediately recognizes them to be Tezca, in spite of the latter's rather flimsily constructed disguise. Due to his hearing being impaired by his earphones, the entirety of the conversation must be communicated through the nearby Clown, allowing Justin to mockingly respond to Tezca's intent by declaring that his faith in the Kishin is unrelenting. However, with the realization that Tezca's pursuit could have only been possibly due to his tracking capabilities, Justin becomes enraged and furiously demands to know whether his adversary had discovered where Asura presently resides.[33]

Without awaiting an answer, Justin denounces his former associate as a threat to the Kishin's repose and in preparation for the ensuing confrontation, removes his headphones for only the second time in order to better hear Tezca's screams of agony. Fusing with the Clown, as Tezca pleads with him to not add further to his sins, Justin laughs maniacally while questioning "Sin...WHAT THE HELL IS A SIN!?" and then proceeds to mercilessly cleave Tezca in two. However, Justin is quickly confounded by several clones of Tezca and so, begins to slice them apart in frustration, reasoning that he will eventually take out the real one. After this flurry of furious attacks, dismembered limbs are strewn across the battlefield, causing Justin to question whether there is an actually a corpse amongst the mess. Before he can do anything further, Tezca’s remains begin to pull themselves together once more, creating a disturbingly mismatched hybrid.[34]


Disgusted by Tezca's grotesque transformation, Justin calls him a monster, causing Tezca to point out that in his madness; Justin too has become something less than human. The mutant hybrid of Tezca begs Justin to come back to Shibusen, citing that if he shared his knowledge of the Kishin's location, Shinigami-sama would think about reducing the punishment he would receive for his betrayal.

Angered at Tezca's offer, Justin demands to know why his former friend insists on "clinging to him". Tezca explains that even though he always had Enrique, to rely on, but Justin had no one because he was always alone. When Justin mocks Tezca's friendship with his meister, stating that Enrique was only a monkey, Tezca screams that Justin couldn't even make friends with a monkey; therefore he had no right to judge. Continuing with his speech, Tezca states that Justin was so caught up in his worship of Shinigami that he had no time for normal mortal relationships, as a god like Shinigami could not share Justin's everyday life and experiences like a friend could. It was for that reason that Shinigami made Justin a Death Scythe so that he would meet more people and become capable of forming bonds with others. But because he betrayed Shinigami and joined with Asura, Tezca states that to Justin, Shinigami and the Kishin are the same; it did not matter who Justin served as long as they were gods. He denounces his former ally, calling Justin worse than a monkey, because even a monkey has its own mind and does not move only on faith alone. Justin screams that he just wanted to live a pleasant life in a world where there is no Truth, and demands angrily if it is such a crime to adopt the most convenient god available. Tezca then replies that he only wanted to be Justin's friend. Justin attempts cut his words short by attacking but Tezca is able to dodge it, performing an attack on Justin known as Solar Ray in which Tezca uses his reflection abilities as a demon mirror to gather the solar energy and fire it as a powerful beam of heat. Though the attack demolishes a massive section of the forest, it only grazes Justin, melting his mask and severely burning and deforming half of his face. Amused that Tezca is still holding back, Justin notes that it only grazed him and that Tezca will regret not finishing the battle with that one attack. He then proceeds to send out twin heat-seeking claws that go towards the heat Tezca's real body still retains from the sun. Though Tezca defiantly refuses to run or hide, Justin's traps are able to lock both of Tezca Tlipoca's arms. Grinning maniacally, Justin pronounces that Tezca has been sentenced to death for the crime of attempting to locate Asura. Tezca is appalled by Justin's words, reminding him that execution and death is Shinigami-sama's area and something humans are not allowed to decide. His face more distorted and crazed than ever, Justin brushes this aside, declaring that he has been given the freedom to kill at will by the Kishin, and produces a massive blade from his chest, aiming it at Tezca's head. Though Tezca pleads with him one more time not to go through with this, Justin cuts him off with a speech of his own. Screaming shrilly, Justin declares that he will eliminate everything that scares his "god", including all the "Shinigami's pigs" that are searching for Asura. He cites that a world ruled by the Kishin's madness will be Heaven on Earth, a place where sanity and reason cannot enter, swearing this in the name of Terror and Insanity. After slicing off Tezca's head with his chest blade Justin then walks over to and takes Tezca's head, shaking it to confirm Tezca Tlipoca's death, showing. He then notes that Tezca Tlipoca is indeed dead, as a hideous grin twists his deformed face, indicating that he is truly beyond the help of anyone now.

There Is Someone To Admire

It appears that he is now on the moon as his "god" is also there. He senses that they were found out. His face shows an evil grin.

The Battle on The Moon

Justin and the clown noticed that death scythes and the team were coming close. However Justin said that they will never reach the moon's surface. Moonlight,Kaguya, and White Rabbit appears behind them. Clown Moonlight said that it's time to act. While the ship was under attack, Kid and his team headed out to battle in the front lines. Justin noticed that Kid was heading out and Clown Kaguya went to greet Kid out in the sky. Clown White Rabbit said to Justin that leaving those two the outside is better while he will crush them from the inside. He is later shown to disappear from beside Justin and was later seen aboard the ship.

After the 3 clowns left, they battle against the Shibusen. Clown Gekkou told Justin that he had shot several of the ships down. Justin told him to concentrate on the ships while he and the other clowns deal with the ones that landed on the moon. He told the clowns to kill all of them. Justin then felt something from the ship and it was Stein. He then quotes "let's see who's madness is stronger" as he prepares for the fight.

Justin's body soon shows that it is breaking apart, and he begins to cough out massive amounts of blood as he speaks to the Shibusen forces and Stein. He beastly screams that the Kishin's Madness is eternal, and tells them to submit to it. Justin then turns to Stein, and asks him how it is that he refuses to fully give in to Madness when he has so much of it inside him. Marie explains to Justin that Stein is far too smart to fall to his traps, and that Justin has no understanding of Death's established rules of sanity. Justin insists to tell them that they have already lost the fight, and that the entire battle had gone according to his own plan to trap the Shibusen forces on The Moon. He explains that once a person sets foot on The Moon, he or she cannot return, and remain trapped in the Kishin's never-ending Madness forever.

Soul Eater Chapter 96 - Stein kills Justin

Stein kills Justin

As Justin's insanity engulfs his words, he splatters out how the blades of his guillotines are coming for all of his opponents' heads, and that he will slice each one off. Stein then readies himself to deliver the final blow, while a deranged Justin shouts that defeating him would not change the outcome of the battle. As Stein charges to him, Justin asks how any person could stand to live under the "Order" established by Death, saying that people should take what they want, do what they want, and kill who they want "as long as they want it". Justin questions Stein how he can bare living under such a restricting set of rules and why he would agree to do so, asking what Stein believes comes after he has managed to defeat all those who stand in opposition to Death. Stein ignores Justin's words, and tells him that his enemy is determined, and that he can handle the rules for the time being. Stein launches into the air and Marie powers her Resonance with him to their maximum potential. The two then deliver the final blow in Marie's enormous Triquetra Attack that rips Justin to shreds, completely annihilating him.

Before his full evaporation, the right half to Justin's now dismembered head speaks to Stein. As he makes a horrendous expression, Justin mutters his final words, telling Stein not to worry, as his time of submission to insanity is at hand, and that the "Order" of the world has already shattered to pieces. As the Madness leaves Stein so that his eyeglasses are no longer vertically elongated, he seems to pity Justin: "You were so solitary that the order crushed you and drove you into madness, because you could never imagine what lay beyond and beneath the structure of order."[7] Stein concludes that even if Order fell apart, the world still would not be what Justin wanted.


  • Justin's attack, "Law Abiding Silver Gun", is a reference to B. Ichi, another manga by Soul Eater creator Atsushi Ōkubo. In B. Ichi, the character Yohei Nanami uses a gun called the 'Law Abiding Silver Gun,' a gun that is shaped like a dog's head.
  • In the anime, Justin always listens to the same song, "Step Up."


  1. Soul Eater Volume 7, Yen Press English translation: Chapter 26, Pages 144-145
  2. 2.0 2.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 26, Volume 7, Yen Press English ebook, Page 132. Maka Albarn: The executioner who appears with deafening sound...Justin Law.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Soul Eater NOT! Manga: Chapter 13 (NOT!), Volume 2, Yen Press English book, Page 160. Anya Hepburn: That expelled DWMA students are tortured and killed by the executioner, who appears with an explosion of sound?
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Soul Eater Volume 7, Yen Press English translation: Chapter 26
  5. 5.0 5.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 23
  6. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 96
  7. 7.0 7.1 Soul Eater Volume 22 Yen Press English translation: Chapter 97 Page 137.
  8. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 36
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 26
  10. 10.0 10.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 68
  11. Soul Eater Volume 17; Chapter 69, page 53
  12. Soul Eater Volume 17; Chapter 69, page 53
  13. (Yen Press) Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 61 - Franken Stein: Well...fair enough, but remember you're fighting someone who became a Death Scythe on his own. So how about just transforming for me, okay?
  14. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 93
  15. (Yen Press) Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 26 - Justin: I can tell what you're saying by reading your lips. And you have a foul mouth. Naughty boy.
  16. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 61
  17. Soul Eater Chapter 34, pages 13-17
  18. Soul Eater Chapter 36, pages 16-23
  19. Soul Eater Chapter 61, pages 3-4
  20. Soul Eater Chapter 61, pages 17-23
  21. Soul Eater Chapter 61, pages 24-32
  22. Soul Eater Chapter 62, pages 27-29
  23. Soul Eater Chapter 63, pages 27-28
  24. Soul Eater Chapter 65, page 32
  25. Soul Eater Chapter 68, pages 31-32
  26. Soul Eater Chapter 68, pages 39-40
  27. Soul Eater Chapter 69, pages 1-16
  28. Soul Eater Chapter 69, pages 21-27
  29. Soul Eater Chapter 75, page 20
  30. Soul Eater Chapter 79, pages 23-25
  31. Soul Eater Chapter 80, pages 18-19
  32. Soul Eater Chapter 81, pages 30-31
  33. Soul Eater Chapter 85, pages 1-9
  34. Soul Eater Chapter 85, pages 10-18

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