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Meisters (職人, Shokunin) are warriors who fight and battle using the weapon forms of Demon Weapons, people who are able to transform into traditional weapons.[1]

OverviewEdit

Meisters are individuals with exceptional wavelengths who are paired up with Weapons should both the Meister and Weapon have a compatible wavelength.[2] This is based on the personalities of the potential Meister and Weapon. Should they be compatible, the individual would be able to utilize their chosen partner with ease. However, if one's wavelength isn't compatible, dangerous effects from the rejection can result in injury and possibly death in extreme cases.[3]

Meisters can vary in race, even to animals such as the likes of Apes.[4] Only Demon Weapons, most likely due to their role already as a weapon, cannot undertake the capability of becoming Meisters. The only exceptions are those who wield their family members' weapon forms due to a a special bond[5] and the usage of Excalibur.

It seems to be a prerequisite that a Meister be physically fit. In fact, nearly all Meisters revealed appear to be physically fit. The need to be fit is given credence when Nygus noted that it's a shame that Patty is a Weapon after witnessing her take down numerous opponents without a loss in form.[6] This is further evidenced by the fact that many of the Meisters seem to be able to run the 100m dash in under 9 seconds, with Black☆Star coming in at under 6 seconds.[7] The real world world-record for the 100m dash is 9.58 seconds.

ClassificationEdit

  • Utility Meister (万能職人, Bannō Shokunin): These Meisters specialize in resonating with different types of Demon Weapons.[8]
  • Genius Meister (天才職人, Tensai Shokunin): According to Spirit Albarn, Meister who're labelled this are able to easily master any weapon to an extent.[9]
  • Scythe-Meister (鎌職人, Kama Shokunin): Scythe-Meisters are Meisters who employ the usage of Demon Weapon in which are Scythes. Some Scythe Meisters are capable of using specialized techniques known as the Great Traditional Techniques of the Scythe-Meister[10]
  • Pot Meister (壺職人, Tsubo Shokunin): A Meister whose skill is in the usage of a Demon Weapon that transforms into a "pot"; gauntlet-like gloves.[11]
  • Shadow Weapon Meister (暗器職人, Anki Shokunin; FUNimation "Assassin Meister"): Shadow Weapon Meisters are Meisters presumably skilled in the wielding and usage of Japanese-related weaponry.[12]
  • Knife Meister (ナイフ職人, Naifu Shokunin): A Meister whom is skilled with the employment and use usage of a knife as a Demon Weapon.[13] Sid Barrett is the only known Knife Meister thus far.[13]
  • Gun-Type Meister (銃型職人, Jū-gata Shokunin): As the name implies, Gun-Type Meisters are Meisters who wield and skilled in the usage of gun-type Demon Weapons.[14]
  • Great Sword Meister (大剣職人, Daiken Shokunin): A Meister skilled in the usage of a Demon Weapon in which can transform into a great sword.[15]
  • Lamp Meister (ランプ職人, Ranpu Shokunin): Meister who are skilled in employing weapons classified as "Lamps", including those shaped as an actual lantern or genie lamp.[16]
  • Sword Master (剣士, Kenshi): Sword Masters are Meister who are skilled in the employment and usage of sword-type weaponry.[17]

Special AbilitiesEdit

Although Meisters vary in skill and power, many (though not all) share a common set of abilities and techniques such as:

Kid during Soul Resonance and Execution Mode

A Meister (Kid) performing Soul Resonance.

  • Soul Resonance (魂の共鳴, Tamashī no Kyōmei): A technique that allows for the execution of special attacks from a Demon Weapon when the Meister's Soul Wavelength is sent into their Weapon, which then amplifies it and sends it back to the Meister. This process is done repeatedly. In turn, performing this generates a strong Wavelength which enables a powerful attack to be performed.[18]
  • Wavelength Control (波長コントロール, Hachō Kontorōru): All Meisters possess this ability of controlling their own wavelength to some degree, allowing them to be able to hold a Demon Weapon compatible to them.[19]
  • Soul Perception (魂感知, Tamashī Kanchi): A technique that grants a Meister the ability to perceive souls of others. This technique was originally developed among Humans as a method of tracking down evil Witches though was later countered by a special spell created among the witches.[20]>

Advanced TechniquesEdit

Among even Meisters, there are known advanced techniques utilized by only extremely skilled Meisters:

Episode 19 - Stein performs Soul Menace on Medusa

Soul Menace.

Soul Resonance TechniquesEdit

Some Soul Resonance techniques among Meisters are also commonly utilized:

Fighting StylesEdit

Certain fighting styles exist for the usage of a Meister such as:

  • Art of Assassination (暗殺術, Ansatsu Jutsu): A fighting style use by assassin-related Meisters. Users of the Art of Assassination follow a specifc set of principles and apply them in battle.[27]
Chapter 54 - Kilik knocks out Demon Tool Soldier 2

Instantaneous Maximum Firepower

  • Instantaneous Maximum Firepower (瞬間最大火力, Shunkan Saidai Karyoku): A devastating fighting style in which involves a Meister to attack with the max firepower of their capability in an "instant" as the name implies. So far, this practice is only seen used by a Pot Meister, namely Kilik Rung.[8]
  • Stein's Fighting Style (シュタインの格闘スタイル, Shutain no Kakutō Sutairu): A simplistic Scythe-Meister style in which a Meister uses a weapon to defend from attacks and attacks exclusively with Soul Menace with their free-hand.[28]

List of MeistersEdit

Name Meister Type Faction(s) Meister Fighting Style(s) Status
Akane☆HoshiGreat Sword MeisterDWMANoneActive
AlexandreN/ADWMANoneActive
Ao HoshinoScythe-MeisterDWMANoneActive
ArthurSword MasterKnight of the Round TableNoneActive
AsuraN/ANoneNoneInactive
Black☆StarShadow Weapon MeisterDWMAArt of AssassinationActive
CronaSword MasterNoneNoneInactive
DeathUtility MeisterDWMANoneDeceased
Death the KidGun-Type MeisterDWMANoneActive
Elizabeth ThompsonGun-Type MeisterDWMANoneActive
EnriqueN/ADWMANoneActive
FeodorN/ADWMANoneActive
Franken SteinUtility MeisterDWMAStein's Fighting StyleActive
HaoSword MasterDWMANoneActive
HemingNoneSea Shepherd VillageN/AActive
HeroNoneDWMANoneActive
Joe ButtatakiN/ADWMANoneDeceased
Kana AltairNoneDWMANoneActive
Kilik RungPot MeisterDWMAInstantaneous Maximum FirepowerActive
Kimial DiehlLamp MeisterDWMA
Witch Order
NoneActive
Maka AlbarnUtility MeisterDWMANoneActive
Maka's MotherScythe-MeisterNoneNoneActive
Meme TataneN/ADWMANoneActive
Ox FordSpear MeisterDWMANoneActive
RyokuNoneNeedle VillageNoneActive
Sid BarrettUtility MeisterDWMAArt of AssassinationActive
TomSword MasterDWMANoneActive
ZubaidahLamp MeisterDWMANoneActive

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  2. Soul Eater Episode 6
  3. Soul Eater Episode 13
  4. Soul EAter Manga: Chapter 99
  5. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 105
  6. Soul Eater Chapter 62, page 9
  7. Soul Eater Chapter 45, page 13
  8. 8.0 8.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 66
  9. Soul Eater Volume 2; Chapter 2 - Spirit:If he gets even a bit curious about another person's weapon, then he learns how to master it to a certain extent. As far as talent and skill, he's way above my wife...I mean ex-wife...Stein is a Genius Meister.
  10. Soul Eater Volume 1; Prologue #1
  11. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 34
  12. Soul Eater Volume 1; Prologue #2
  13. 13.0 13.1 Soul Eater Manga: Volume 1 (eBook); Chapter 1, page 171
  14. Soul Eater Volume 1; Prologue #4
  15. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 92
  16. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 34, 92
  17. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 32.5
  18. Soul Eater Volume 2; Chapter 2, page 48 - Stein: "Soul Resonance" - The Meister sends her Soul Wavelength into the weapon, which then amplifies it and sends it back to the Meister...done repeatedly. This can generate a very powerful Soul Wavelength.
  19. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 20
  20. Soul Eater Volume 5, Chapter 16, Page 55
  21. Soul Eater Volume 2; Chapter 2, page 25
  22. Soul Eater Guidebook: How to Make a Death Scythe
  23. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 63
  24. Soul Eater Volume 11; Chapter 40, page 9
  25. Soul Eater Volume 11; Chapter 40, page 10
  26. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 1
  27. Soul Eater Manga: Prologue 2
  28. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 5

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