Due to his status as a pervert, many people of the the DWMA grow annoyed of Spirit's repeated antics. He's frequently punished by a Shinigami Chop and is normally the one to receive such chopping! Many students are uncomfortable with his presence, as he tends to hit on the younger girls in the classroom. Despite all that, however, he's still seen a respectable Death Scythe and instructor at the DWMA. Even with his personality, him being a Death Scythe has never been questioned and many of his friends still hold a lot of respect for him.
PartnersEditDeath Weapon Meister Academy, originally, as Meister and Weapon partners. During their more youthful ages, Spirit served as a check against Stein's violent personality, and is more than likely responsible for Stein's original diverge from his young Madness. Their relationship remained unchanged for five years, until Spirit's to-be ex-wife discovered that Stein had been secretly experimenting on Spirit's body every night after he had fallen asleep. This mortified Spirit, and the two separated for a supposedly long period of time, only keeping in touch very lightly until the events of Soul Eater. Spirit, now a grown man, still feared Stein until they met again by accident one day at the DWMA shortly after Stein had been hired as a teacher. The two have since then re-established their friendship, regardless of their pasts. The two share man-to-man conversations in a very friendly matter, and are very familiar with one another in every aspect. It is reasonably suggested that the two are in fact, best friends. In battle, the two are very skilled and Spirit is familiar with all of Stein's scythe techniques. Spirit and Stein even share a special move together known as Experimental Ectoplasm, which is even translated into "Spirit Body" in the English Anime. The two also joke around with each other in their free time, and share a semi-comedic relationship that resembles Spirit and Shinigami's relationship. As Stein slowly starts to fall to Madness in more recent events, Spirit shows great concern for Stein, and helps him by calming him, and reminding him that he is stronger than the Madness of the Kishin.
Spirit is Shinigami's current Weapon Partner. Despite there being at least seven other Death scythes, Shinigami considers Spirit the only true Death scythe (being that he is one of the only two Death scythes who are actual scythes, the other being Soul Eater Evans). The two share a very close relationship as Meister and Weapon, and are extremely close friends. It is even rational to say that they are family friends as well, as Spirit knows Death the Kid well, and Shinigami takes great liking to Spirit's family and ex-partners.In situations that are not taken seriously, the two often share friendly conversations that have no significant importance whatsoever, such as the time they randomly decided to have a detailed discussion about bloomers in front of Medusa, who at the time, was not being taken with any concern. However, the two know when it is time to be serious, and in these situations often agree on each other's opinions. Spirit also helps Shinigami in making difficult decisions, and Shinigami always listens to Spirit's opinion very trustingly and openly. Spirit's respect and extreme friendship to Shinigami makes him very protective of him, exemplified by the time that Spirit stated that he wouldn't hesitate to kill Medusa if she tried to attack Shinigami while undoing her restraints in The Death Room, regardless of her holding Rachel Boyd's body hostage or Shinigami having the ability to easily defeat Medusa with a flick of his own finger. In the Anime, the two are shown in battle for the first time in the fight against Kishin Asura. In battle, their method of combat is perfect, and the two resonate in an instant. In Soul Resonance, Shinigami is capable of performing (defined by the Anime) the most powerful super skill of a Scythe Meister, and possibly by any Weapon in the world, with Spirit known as Kishin Hunter. However this battle never occurs in the Manga and they are yet to be shown in battle together. It is suggested that they may be even more powerful in the Manga than what they portrayed as in the anime.
Spirit tries to make Maka feel calm even when he faces danger, and knowing the dangers of his work as a Death Scythe, she is scared for his safety. In the battle against Asura on the Moon, Maka's final attack against the Kishin withdraws all of the Black Blood from his body, covering the Moon to trap him on the Moon. But as Maka's peers and teachers, including Spirit, were on the Moon's surface, that meant they would be trapped as well. As both father and daughter recognized Spirit would be trapped, he called to her to stay back, essentially asking her to sacrifice him to make sure Asura would be trapped and she would be safe. Maka refused, but before she could race down to save Spirit, Black☆Star and Kid held her back, Black☆Star looking particularly remorsed to do so. While Maka cried in fear of her father's death, Spirit put up a front of bravery, smiling and giving his daughter a thumbs up. Yet, as was revealed, he was terrified—at the prospect he would no longer be able to date. When Maba and the Witch Judge rescued Spirit and the other the DWMA members on the Moon's surface by teleporting all to Death City, Maka seemed to express joy at his return—but ran past his offer of a hug to clutch Marie Mjolnir instead. These final events of the manga suggest that, while indeed Maka loves her father and worries for his safety, she is not above demonstrating more obvious signs of affection to her other teachers.
Spirit's ex-wife and the mother of his daughter, Maka. Little other than basic information about Maka's Mother is known in general, much less about people's relationships towards her. In the known history between her and Spirit, the two met at the DWMA as students, but not originally as Meister and Weapon. Although unconfirmed, they were more likely friends or dating while Spirit was still partnered with Stein, when she found out that Stein had been conducting experiments on Spirit while he was sleeping. She immediately informed Spirit and he separated himself from Stein. The two then became Meister and Weapon partners, and it is believed that from this moment on, they became so close that they married and had their daughter, Maka. However, Spirit was caught cheating on her, and they divorced. The relationship ended so badly, that she actually moved out of Death City. Spirit in extremely regretful of the way his relationship with his ex-wife went, and to this day, he always states that he loves her (and Maka) "more than anything else in the world". It is actually probable to say that his ex-wife is the only person Spirit has ever legitimately loved, as opposed to the unreal relationship he has with other women. Spirit has confirmed that despite his frequent flirting with women, he will never even so much as think about remarrying.
Sid is one of Spirit's good friends. The two met at Death Weapon Meister Academy and just like Stein, were in the same class. They used to go on many missions together, one including the execution of a number of Star Clan members, including Black☆Star's family. Spirit is one the people who encouraged Sid to take Black☆Star in at the DWMA. Spirit and Sid's relationship bares similarity to the team relationship between all the members of the main cast of Soul Eater. Spirit also respects Sid because of their similar relationship towards Shinigami.
Spirit's initial opinion towards Soul was that of great disapproval, seeing him as a possible harm to Maka in terms of a bad romantic relationship. The first time Spirit appears in Soul Eater, he is seen warning Soul not to lay a hand on Maka or Spirit would come after him, and directly insulting him by calling him an "octopus head" afterwards (or just generally insulting him in some translations). However, as time progresses, Spirit sees that Maka puts great trust and faith in Soul as an exception to her ruined view of men as a whole (due to Spirit), and never again becomes concerned, indicating that he approves of Soul by knowing that Soul is a better person that he himself is. Uniquely, the two have never truly shared a conversation throughout the entire events of Soul Eater without the conversation being started out of annoyance that has come from Spirit. Spirit also feels greatly worried for Soul after he is injured by Ragnarok and Stein tells him that Soul now has Black Blood.
Spirit shares a friendly relationship with Kid, seeing as they know each other because of Spirit being Kid's father's current Weapon. In a flashback, Spirit was even shown to be present, along with Shinigami, when Kid was receiving suggestions for Weapon partners from his father. Their friendly relationship is expressed through Spirit having the comfort to be himself around Kid, illustrated by Spirit enthusiastically holding up the pictures of the Weapon partner suggestions (all of which were young women) while having his unsurprising reaction of heart-shaped eyes towards the pictures in front of Kid.
Spirit knows Justin through the fact of the two both being Death Scythes. The two share a mutual respect for each other but no significant relationship. Spirit's main action towards Justin is kicking him from behind to tell him to remove his headphones every time he sees him.
Spirit and Azusa used to share a classroom while they were still students at the Academy. However, along with Stein, he did not share a friendly relationship with her, rather, one of constant annoyance on her part; constantly complaining about his flirting with girls. Along with Stein, Spirit came up with the name; "Queen of Committee Chairmen" for her, on account of her "annoying, bossy, [bratty]" personality. This relationship with her still stands to this day.
Two of Spirit's favorite women to be with whenever he visits Chupa♡Cabra's. Spirit indulges in his bad habits with these two particular women the most, and always likes to show off in front of them. He also likes to have them around his arms at the very same time. The two simply do their job, and always tell them how impressed they are by him, and how manly and brave he is, never once feeding him any form of negative attitude or criticism. Spirit, of course, loves this fact, and his addiction to constantly being around women is amplified by these two. It is even believed that he requests them specifically whenever he visits Chupa♡Cabra's, when he isn't requesting Blair.
As a school nurse, Spirit adored Medusa as yet another random woman he enjoyed surrounding himself by. However, upon finding out that she was actually a Witch, his attitude towards her changes as she reveals her true personality. The defining moment of how Spirit came to hate Medusa is that of when Stein questions her on what exactly she plans to do with her child, Crona, once she is finished with the experiment that she had needed him/her for. Upon responding to this question with evil laughter, Spirit immediately becomes angry, and commands her to stop. After she explains that she will abandon Crona, Spirit leaves his Death Scythe form to walk up to Medusa, grab her, and personally express his disgust towards her. He states that as a parent, he cannot believe that a person would be so evil and heartless as to abandon her own child, and that the action is unforgivable. After defeating Medusa, it is implied that Spirit shows no form of regret for defeating someone he had formerly been lightly attracted to, as Medusa is the only person that Spirit has actually shown to hate.
Medusa can easily predict Spirit's behavior, and not only his lustfulness but his engagement with the DWMA's typical humor annoys her. When he fixated on the bloomers she wore while possessing Rachel Boyd, Spirit managed to agitate her so much that she pointed her Vector Arrows at him, even when standing in front of Death himself.
Spirit has only ever seen Crona during a battle against them in Italy at Santa Maria Novella Basilica. He stops Crona from nearly killing Maka and Soul by slicing through their body from behind a locked door. Spirit's power as a Death Scythe far surpasses Crona's as a Demon Sword, and Spirit finds them a surprisingly easy opponent. As the battle continues, Spirit is speechless at the sight of Crona's abilities using Black Blood. After the battle, the two never truly meet up again, however, during the underground battle for the revival of the Kishin, Medusa reveals that Crona is actually her child to the surprise of both Spirit and Stein. Knowing that Medusa merely needed Crona to experiment with Black Blood, Stein questions on what Medusa plans to do with Crona once the Kishin has revived and her research with Black Blood is finished. To which Medusa responds with ominous laughter and tells them that she would basically just abandon Crona. Spirit is outraged by this, and after a failed attempt to intimidate Medusa, begins to cry in a serious manner, indicating that he feels incredibly sorry for Crona. After this battle, Crona joins the DWMA as a new friend of Maka's, to which although never directly seen, Spirit is believed to be happy for Crona.