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Libya (Arabic: ليبيا‎ Lībyā) is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 square miles), Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the seventeenth largest country in the world.[1] This was one of the locations Medusa Gorgon formerly resided in.[2][3]

Key LocationsEdit

Medusa's LairEdit

Main article: Medusa's Lair

Soul Eater Episode 16 - Medusa's lab

Medusa's Lair in Libya

This laboratory is where Medusa conducted her Black Blood research, which was destroyed by Eruka Frog in a failed attempt to kill the investigating Sid Barrett and Mira Naigus[2][3]

HistoryEdit

Black Dragon Arc Edit

Franken Stein, suspecting that Dr. Medusa was a witch and seeing she had attempted to augment the Black Blood within Maka Albarn with her own medicine, tasked Sid Barrett and Mira Naigus to gather more evidence so they could receive a warrant from Death to execute Medusa. Meanwhile, at the Death Weapon Meister Academy's dispensary, Medusa used the snake in her body to communicate telepathically with Eruka Frog, who was retrieving an attaché case, which contained a Black Blood syringe, from Medusa's laboratory in Libya. Medusa informed Eruka about the impending arrival of Sid and Mira, ordering her to execute the duo.[2][3]

Later, Sid and Mira followed their evidence to Libya, where they located a secret laboratory that belonged to Medusa. Sid and Mira found sufficient evidence, including witch runes and documentation, that proved Medusa was the witch who had experimented with Black Blood to turn the demon sword meister Crona into a Kishin. They also found evidence revealing Medusa's plan to resurrect the Kishin during the Eve Anniversary Party at the Death Weapon Meister Academy.[2][3]

Before Sid and Mira could leave the laboratory with this news, however, they found Tadpole Bombs, which exploded. Watching from afar with the attaché case, Eruka assumed the explosion killed Sid and Mira, departing to reconvene with Medusa's Army to prepare for their attack on Death City.[2][3] However, Sid had actually buried himself and Mira underground, surviving the explosion but not without injury, delaying their return to Death City.[4]

TriviaEdit

  • In the most prominent version of the Gorgon myth, the Gorgons live in (Ancient) Libya, a Classical term for the area corresponding roughly to North Africa and explicitly not including Ancient Egypt. The entirety of Africa south of these two was called (Ancient) Ethiopia. The Gorgons were more specifically thought to live in the area of modern-day Morocco, but Soul Eater goes for a more namesake interpretation by locating Medusa's Lair in modern-day Libya.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Libya." Wikipedia. Wikimedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya. Accessed 19 Sep 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 14
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Soul Eater Anime: Episode 16
  4. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 15. Anime: Episode 18

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