Shinigami Chop (死神チョップ, Shinigami Choppu) is a powerful melee technique and one of Death's signature attacks.
The user raises an arm and delivers a powerful, karate chop to the target. Depending on the user and strength, it can be used for disciplinary reasons or more serious intents.
This technique is especially well known within the students and staff in the DWMA. Medusa Gorgon even once admitted to having fear being on the receiving end of the Shinigami Chop, doing what she could as a school nurse to avoid being subjected to the chop.
The Shinigami Chop itself has a mock-like copy in which various students in the DWMA perform. This may result from a student that displays actions another may find bothersome. It also has given inspiration for other chops used by character, replacing the foam gloves with a hand instead.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Soul Eater Manga: Prologue 0.1
- ↑ Soul Eater Guidebook: How to Make a Death Scythe
- ↑ Soul Eater Anime: Episode 40