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Spirit Albarn
Anime  Manga

Spirit as he appears in Soul Eater.

Name Spirit Albarn
Alias/Nicknames Deathscythe
Personal Data
Sex Gender Sign - MaleMale
Age 31
Ethnicity Light
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Red
Race Soul Eater Wiki Icon - Demon Weapon2Demon Weapon
Theme Cross
Classification Death Scythe
Status Alive
Professional Data
Affiliation(s) Soul Eater Wiki Icon - Shinigami2 The DWMA
Occupation(s) Instructor
Rank Soul Eater Wiki Icon - StarSoul Eater Wiki Icon - StarSoul Eater Wiki Icon - Star
Residence Death City
Teams/Group N/A
Meister Partner(s) Franken Stein (formerly)[1]
Maka's Mother (formerly)
Relation(s) Maka's Mother (Ex-Wife)
Maka Albarn (Daughter)
Real World Data
Voice Actor(s)/Seiyu N/A
Manga Debut Soul Eater Icon :Chapter 0.1
Anime Debut Soul Eater Icon :Episode 1
Series Appears in - Soul EaterAppears in - Soul Eater Not!
(Image Gallery) (List of Appearances)

Death Scythe (デス・サイズ, Desu Saizu), also known as Spirit (スピリット, Supiritto) is Shinigami's current weapon and Maka Albarn's father. He is the most powerful Deathscythe seen in Soul Eater.


Don't you even think about touching my Maka, if you lay a hand on her, as a Death scythe... no, as her father, I WILL FUCKIN' KILL YOU!

Death Scythe, Episode 1


Spirit's cheerful personality before Medusa threatens him because she is wearing bloomers.

Spirit displays a multitude of attitudes in certain situations of his usual everyday life. He is casually silly and youthfully influenced in his personal life along with in circumstances that require no seriousness. Spirit's most obvious flaw in his personality is the way he seeks out entertainment through surrounding himself by random women. He is very perverted, because of this constant habit; he is unable to hold a long term romantic relationship with someone, shown through his divorce from his wife. Prior to the events of Soul Eater, people around Spirit are already aware that he is in the process of divorcing his wife. Strangely, Spirit is extremely regretful of the end of his relationship with his ex-wife to this day, and has frequently stated that he is still very much in love with her. Those around him find this difficult to piece together, due to the fact that Spirit still acts in the same way and does things that got him divorced regardless of his apparent guilt.

He becomes very longing for love from his daughter, Maka, who is the most important thing in the world to him, and he loves her unconditionally. Unfortunately, Maka is heavily affected by her father's actions, and consistently puts out a relationship towards him that expresses that she is disgusted by him. Spirit is well aware of this and attempts to win his daughter's love back by trying to impress her through acting like what he thinks she would admire in a person, such as a certain level of being "cool", brave, or selfless. Unfortunately for Spirit, these usually end in a comedic failure. As such, whenever his relationship with Maka is mentioned by someone around him, he often bursts into a hysterical wave of emotions and sobbing. Spirit also has a passionate outlook on being a parent as a whole as well, finding utter disgust when he sees a fellow parent being disloyal or abusive to their child. This is shown when he learned that Medusa experimented and treated her own child, Crona, as a mere tool that she is willing to abandoned anytime without any regret.

Around friends, Spirit is a very open, contently spirited person. He usually displays a calm laid-back attitude, although he sometimes can be a bit sensitive. However, he is perfectly capable of being very mature and serious, and shows a strong sense of wisdom that is usually shadowed by his usually foolishly silly personality. This side of him is only shown in serious or formal situations however.


Main Article: Spirit Albarn/Relationships


Spirit is a somewhat younger aged man, being only around the age of 18 when Maka was born. Because Maka is about 14 or 15, it is rational to say that he is 32 or 33. His facial features consist of red shoulder length hair and blue eyes. He wears a basic black suit blazer, black dress slacks, an olive green button down shirt (which remains tucked in), a black leather belt with a silver buckle and dress shoes. The most iconic element of his clothing is his signature black cross tie; also, on the collar of his button down, there are two black crosses on each side. He's often seen with one of his hands in his pocket.


  • In the official popularity poll taken by the manga's readers, Spirit ranked 11th.
  • The word spirit can overlap with the word soul as they are similar.
  • According to Stein and Marie, Spirit has a special soul wavelength that allows him to slightly control the soul of whoever is wielding him. This may be one of the reasons he was initially partnered up with Stein, as it would make him able to curb Stein's inner madness. (Stein has also mentioned this special wavelength is why he is so popular with the ladies.)
  • There is sometimes a mistake in animation where when Spirit utilizes his partial transformation he has patterns similar to Soul prior to becoming a Death Scythe, but instead of the bottom being red it is gray.

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