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Soul Eater Chapter 72 - Magic Circle empowered
Magic
Kanji

魔法

Rōmaji

Mahō

Alternate
  • Magical Power (魔力, Maryoku)[1]
  • Spells
Data
Type

Energy[1]

Users

Witch, Sorcerer, Demon Tool Soldier, Clown, Monster Cat, Legendary Blade[2], Ghost (via Curse)

Manga Debut

Chapter 0.1

Anime Debut

Episode 1

Magic (魔法, Mahō), 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]

Overview

Usage

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]

Pull of Magic

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.[8]

Magic Joules

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.[9]

Demon Tools

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.[10] These items are highly valuable and sought out highly by a variety of factions.

Demon Book

Main article: Demon Book

Chapter 55 - Mosquito and 'Eibon' prepare to face off.

Noah using his 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.[11][12]

Types of Magic

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

  • 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.[13]
  • Curse (呪い, Noroi): Possessing similar destructive capacity to ordinary Magic, Curses are assumed to be phrases to envoke a supernatural effect against a target. Ghost are among one the races to use such a trick.[14]
  • 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.[15]
  • Holy Sword (聖剣, Seiken): A powerful weapon of magical power, the Holy Sword contains it's own magical abilities used by those who wield it.[16]
  • Demon Tool Powers: Refers to the magical abilities granted by the creation of a Demon Tool. These are Magic demonstrated by Demon Tool Soldiers. (i.e Insight).[17]

Lists of Magics

Main article: Category:Magic

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 51
  2. Soul Eater Guideboook: How to Make a Death Death Scythe
  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 Volume 13; Chapter 51, page 108-109 (eBook)
  9. Soul Eater Volume 17; Chapter 72, page 149
  10. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 66
  11. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 71
  12. Soul Eater: Monotone Princess
  13. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 15
  14. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 13
  15. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 55
  16. Soul Eater: How to Make a Death Scythe Guidebook
  17. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 54

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