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Magic (魔法, Mahō; sometimes referred synonymous as "Spells"), alternatively referred to as Magical Power (魔力, Maryoku), is a vast reserve of almost limitless energy in which is manipulated by a variety of races and individuals.[3]

OverviewEdit

UsageEdit

The usage of magic seems to vary. Races ranging from that of the Witch to a Sorcerer, Demons, and even Demon Tool Soldiers in some fashion. This force is an extremely power and potent one. It's because of this force that it was responsible for the Witches' own control around the world being superior to those of humans and a problem in which was recognized by the Great Old Ones, Death and Eibon. This was until the introduction of the Demon Weapon and Soul Resonance, which later became responsible for evening out between Magic Users and Non-Magic users.[4]

Despite this apparent powerful reserve of almost limitless Magic, this force is already surpassed by an even more powerful force: Madness. When Magic interacts with Madness, it is possible for it to propel and further spread Madness.[5] However, Magic itself is distorted and "jammed" when interacting against Madness.[6] Certain Magics like Snake can even be cancelled out altogether[7] while other Magics like Spatial Magic is difficult to cast when in an area riddled with Madness in the environment.[6]

AugmentationEdit

Some individuals (namely Demon Tool Soldiers), such as Gopher, can also be bestowed Magical powers by receiving Augments (埋め込み, Umekomi) from Magic.These augmentations can affect the soul of individuals as well as their own bodies, giving birth to unique powers and abilities.[8]

CursesEdit

A Curse (呪い, Noroi) is an form of Magic. Little is actually expressed concerning curses but are similarly destructive in capability to ordinary magic when used by a Witch, as they were more commonly used eight hundred years ago by the aforementioned race.[9] Ghosts are also capable of performing Curses onto others.[10]

Pull of MagicEdit

Main article: Pull of Magic Due to Magic being vast reserve of almost limitless energy, the byproduct of those who wield it in most cases leads to destruction. This has given birth to the instinct in which is known to Witches as the "Pull of Magic", causing them to have a yearning for destrction, although Magic such as Regeneration Magic completely counters this instinct due to being non-destructive in effect.[11]

Magic JoulesEdit

When Magic itself is done, it also has a unit of magical energy dubbed Magic Joules. When performing Magics such as Calculation Spells, a certain amount of magic joules is maintained to properly perform a spell.[12]

Demon ToolsEdit

Main article: Demon Tool

Episode 47 - Death explaining the dangers of Demon Tools

Demon Tools.

Demon Tools are magical artifacts created by a variety of individuals who either do or do not perform magic. These magical artifacts can range in ability and is often meshed with actual technology, the combined capabilities making the usage of these unique and useful for the user.[13]

Demon BookEdit

Grimoire's Demon Book Concept Art

A Demon Book.

Main article: Demon Book Demon Books are books in which are run by Magic and are primarily used by the male magical users, Sorcerers. These Demon Books can have magical abilities of their own or even allow the manipulation of another magic.[14][15]

Types of MagicEdit

There are several types of classifications of Magic. Some of these classifications includes:

  • Direct Attack Spells (直接攻撃魔法, Chokusetsu kōgeki mahō; Literally meaning "Direct Attack Magic"): These magics are those specializing in directly attacking an opponent. Snake is an example of Direct Attack Spells.[16]
  • High-Level Spells (上級魔法, Jōkyū Mahō): Magics in which are at an advance level to cast. Such magics, due to the extreme level, can perform great feats but can only be maintained up to an hour max.[17]

Lists of MagicsEdit

Main article: Category:Magic

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 51
  2. Anime official website - Spells are explicitly mentioned in Blair and Medusa's bio
  3. Soul Eater Volume 13; Chapter 51, page 108 (eBook) - Kim:The magical power Witches possess is a vast reserve of almost limitless energy.
  4. Soul Eater Volume 23; Chapter 99, page 60 (eBook)
  5. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 37
  6. 6.0 6.1 Soul Eater Volume 23; Chapter 98, page 21
  7. Soul Eater Chapter 69
  8. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 65
  9. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 98
  10. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 13
  11. Soul Eater Volume 13; Chapter 51, page 108-109 (eBook)
  12. Soul Eater Volume 17; Chapter 72, page 149
  13. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 66
  14. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 71
  15. Soul Eater: Monotone Princess
  16. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 55
  17. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 15