Death the Kid
Death the Kid’s anime & manga roles. He is Patty and Liz’s technician and the Shinigami’s son. He is called Kid by his friends and family. At first glance, he seems to be perfect in every aspect (polite, well-pressed clothes, etc.) But he has one major flaw: he is completely obsessed with everything being symmetrical and takes the idea of perfection to the extremes. To him, anything symmetrical is beautiful and if it’s off by any measurement (a picture frame off by a millimeter, or a pose that is slightly out of place), he will try to correct it right away. The biggest problem Kid has with is his hair one side being completely black while the other has three white stripes going across it.
Showing Kid anything that is too unsymmetrical or mentioning his hair will send him into a state of massive depression (which normally takes encouragement from Patty and Liz to break). He refers to Shinigami as Chichi-Use (Honorable Father). His father has mentioned that Kid is already a shinigami and doesn’t need to collect souls but Kid says he wants to make a weapon of his own. His father also says that since he uses two weapons (the guns don’t count as a set), he will have to collect twice as many souls (198 Eggs of Kishin (Corrupted Souls) and 2 witch souls). If he sees anything perfect or symmetrical get broken or destroyed, it will send him into a blind rage where he will unload all of his power to erase the offensive sight from his eyes. He has a flight-capable skateboard called Beelzebub, which he uses as a form of short-distance transportation.
“ I am a Shinigami. A real god. And I deem your manner of ruling to be wrong, Noah! ‘Everything in the world’ you say? Do you literally mean everything? How is that different from the ‘Trans-Symmetrical Unity’ I landed upon in the thrones of Madness? How can there be any aesthetic in ‘everything’? There can be no beauty in an aesthetic without value!! It’s about balance a beautiful balance like perfect symmetry! You are not suitable for the task of ruler!! I’ll show you a way of ruling that is bursting with beauty! If you survive, that is. ”
Death the Kid to Noah, Salvage (Part 10) Death the Kid (デス・ザ・キッド, Desu za Kiddo), commonly referred to as simply Kid (キッド, Kiddo), is the second Death himself and the Meister Demon Twin Guns Liz Thompson Patty Thompson Created from a piece of Death himself Death the Kid is known to be one of the top 3 EAT-level fighters in the DWMA After his father’s death at the connection of the Lines of Sanzu Asura’s defeat on the Moon, he inherits his late father’s position as leader and headmaster of Death Weapon Meister Academy as well as his name, Shinigami (死神) with the “-same” suffix as a term of respect.
Death the Kid his Personality
Described as possessing an “uptight personality” by Franken Stein Death the Kid is known to be a normally calm and mature individual compared to those like Black☆Star Soul Eater Throughout the series, he’s shown to be prideful of his status as a Shinigami, wanting to become the next full-fledged Shinigami and inheriting his father’s responsibilities, however, he also wants to do so in his own unique way, even telling his own father he wants to make his own weapons to his specifications despite Death informing him that as a Shinigami, he doesn’t really need to collect souls.
Black☆Star’s testament of his view on Death the Kid, despite being a Shinigami he is also capable of being humane and not displaying the typical arrogance of someone who has the status of a god.
This is true, so much so that he even sees himself partly as a human and expressed this fact to Asura Kid also has a great sense of morality and order, having expressed to the Flying Dutchman that despite being a god, he doesn’t deny evil and that there’s no one person without some evil within them. However, he believes that everything is about balance instead and strives to keep the balance between “good” and “evil” in equilibrium.
When expressing this, he also informed the Flying Dutchman that cares little for other’s views on the subject and strives for a “absolutely” perfect world, granting no one freedom to kill.
Kid’s view on balance is partly due to his father’s teachings to him on order as a child.
Despite favoring order, he also aware of not following it blindly. He’s quick to question his own father’s actions when he had the DWMA storm into Baghdad when searching for Asura and explained that it’s wrong to impose their will on others, though was understanding and sympathetic of his father when he realized that due to the threat of Asura, his father doesn’t have the luxury of “playing it safe” and maybe reckless in his decisions.
When the majority of Spartoi was ordered to execute Crona, Kid was the only one who supported the action, citing that Crona’s actions were unforgivable and even alluded that the reason why they were ordered to do so by his father was for them to decide how to face Crona but said that both them and “order” must move forward to take care of the threat Crona possessed.
The kid is also extremely humble, shown when he pleaded to the Witch Order Witch Judge, and the Witch Queen to assist the DWMA in stopping The Clowns and pushed for both Humans, Witches, the DWMA, and the Witch Order to have better relations.
He also put good faith and trust into the Witch Order, despite the protests of Azusa Yumi He also explained to Azusa that merely holding ideals means nothing and one must realize that people must make an effort to make things better and that If being an adult means “stapling out ideals” because of experience, he doesn’t mind being called “Kid”.
Because of his views, Azusa comments that he is also pushy, much like his father.
Like his father, he also has a fierce and much darker side in his personality. While normally calm and collective, Kid is still susceptible to being angered, such as when Mosquito insulted his father Noah’s Group announced their plan to assassinate Maka Albarn, he showed a considerable amount of anger.
When he later faced Noah (Greed) on his plans of “replacing the gods”, Kid even gave him a death threat, which was guaranteed when he used the Parent’s Seven Rays attack on the Sorcerer, killing him.
Despite his great capabilities, Kid also possesses some flaws, most notable him being a perfectionist to the point of having OCD/OD-esque qualities. Described as being “too much of a perfectionist”, he initially was very obsessed and concerned with orderliness and paying excessively close attention to detail so much so he complained about Liz and Patty’s breast size being irregular, chose them as weapons due to their twin appearance in their weapon forms, and even refused to attack the Wrath of the Pharaoh due to symmetry. As well as this, he dislikes the fact that his Lines of Sanzu were incomplete and upon Liz pointing it out, he called himself an ugly pig and worthless piece of garbage until he was quickly cheered up by his fellow weapon partners.
He is even physically repulsed by asymmetrical arrangements to the point he almost vomited at the sight.
Due to his wanting to be precise in detail, it even took him over a month to help Liz pluck her eyebrows;
in addition, he fails an entire test due to being unable to correctly write his name symmetrically and accidentally ripping the paper while erasing, before being reduced to tears, causing him to cough up blood and faint.
He also let Crona Ragnarok getaway to admire the sky and its symmetry.
Despite being enrolled in counseling, it remained a fatal and dangerous flaw.
Even the mere sight of something asymmetrical causes him to become more aggressive, not only killing the Wrath of the Pharaoh in a fit of rage but also destroying the Pyramid Anubis due to his recklessness.
In actuality, this part of his personality is a manifestation of the Madness of Order due to being a part of Death himself, a fact he himself is unaware of.
Despite this flaw, he is noticeable, not unaffected by his father’s appearance despite it being asymmetrical possibly due to his immense respect for him. This is a bit more evident when Kid was shown to even willingly sport the same robes of what his father wears on missions.
As time passes throughout the series (and the anime), he becomes less affected by his perfectionist nature and matures enough to accept it, though will still occasionally bicker over small details.
This remains true even when he became a true Shinigami.
One of the earliest examples of this improvement is displayed when he claims not to care about the DWMA’s broken spike as Black☆Star begins to descend into madness during their second duel.
The kid has his own, odd quirks. His favorite number is eight due to its symmetry and, according to Liz, was willing to try and place himself in exactly eight seconds during a 100-meter dash test and end up not meeting the time.
He can also be somewhat overconfident in his ability, feeling the need to not study Soul Studies just because he was a Shinigami Due to his perfectionist personality, he is the type of person to recall and correct people on the small of a detail, pointing out even when infected by the Madness of Power to Black☆Star he never punched him and instead used his heel during their fight when Black☆Star erroneously stated he punched him into submission, something the assassin noted to be unique to Kid.
Soul easter death the kid Influence by Madness
While under the influence of the Madness of Power, Kid’s personality changes dramatically due to his yearning for the perfect world. However, instead of balance, he strives to achieve “nothingness”.
He is willing to even kill an individual by using the power of “nothingness” to send a person to “nothingness”, a flawed and somewhat absurd logic as pointed out by Black☆Star.
In addition, unlike his typical personality, he also becomes arrogant, seeing himself as above others due to being a Shinigami.
Death the Kid Pre-Timeskip
Death the Kid appeared as a thin, teenaged young man who is a bit shorter than Liz and Patty and reaches only up a little past the latter’s shoulder.
The kid’s eyes have two shades of yellow ringing around his pupil. The outside ring is a bright yellow while the inner ring is a dark yellow, similar to the color of gold. He typically sports a standard black suit with white rectangles. The rectangles are placed in a manner that is completely symmetrical. There are at least six small rectangles along the seam where the sleeves attach to the jacket, and four small rectangles run along the front of his jacket. His undershirt is a formal white dress shirt, and a metallic skull rests under his collar and could be used as a tie. His color scheme is meant to copy his father’s. He also sports black hair with three white stripes, known as the Lines of Sanzu, along the left side of his hairline.
On some missions, Kid dons a cloak and mask that resemble his father’s current wear out of pure enjoyment of liking it.
The kid also wore a similar cloak during his mission to infiltrate Baba Yaga Castle, although this cloak resembled not his father’s Shinigami robe his usual dress jacket, except as a long coat.
The kid also will don different clothing during other activities, such as as a white dress suit for the Death Weapon Meister Academy Eve Anniversary party, looser (and even asymmetrical) clothing for playing basketball, warmer attire for the battle for Brew Lost Island, and formal-casual clothing for parties at Gallows Mansion or Maka and Soul’s apartment.
Death the Kid’s debut appearance in the manga.
Death the Kid’s colored appearance later in the manga.
Death the Kid Post-Timeskip
Kid’s post-time skip attire.
Kid post time skip in his old attire.
Kid’s appearance while under the influence of Madness.
After the time-skip and being rescued by Spartoi and joining, he appears slightly more aged and taller, enough to almost reach his father’s shoulder.
His attire changed to that of a later attire that consists of a white dress shirt, black tie, a white sports jacket similar to that of Liz and Patty, a white suit jacket with the Spartoi symbol on its left sleeve, navy pants, and white shoes.
He later wears a simple black shirt with a black jacket along with black shoes when acting independently. His color scheme has further seemed to mimic his father, the only variation in color now from his face.
Upon his departure from the Moon to negotiate with the witches, Kid returns to his previous look before the time skip.
During his time under the influence of the Madness of Power Book of Eibon, Kid sports a black suit with white stripes and a white cravat along with black pants and black shoes. He also appears to have 5 black lines on the area of the mouth and lips, appears as if his mouth is sewed shut.
Death the Kid True Form
Kid as a full Shinigami.
Upon connecting the Lines of Sanzu during his battle against Asura on the Moon, Kid’s appearance changes for the remainder of the series. The kid is shown wearing a black cape similar to his father’s, though he keeps his skull brooch. His pupils change to skull shapes, though they remain golden. His Sanzu lines are fully connected and are “floating” around his head. These changes are due to him becoming a full Shinigami.
As soon as Kid returned from the fight on the Moon, the Lines of Sanzu settled on his hair once more, making him fully symmetrical.
Death the Kid Special Abilities
Transformation (変身, Henshin): After having connected the Three Lines of Sanzu, Kid attained a newer state, becoming a true Death God and replacing his father as the true Death God of the world. After attaining this state, he can switch between his normal form (with all three Lines simply connected) or a form in which shapes his eyes like that of his father’s mask and a long cloak reminiscent of his father’s own.
Gun-Type Meister (銃型職人, Jū-gata Shokunin): Kid is a talented gun-type meister, his choice of weapons being that of the Demon Twin Guns. When using the demon twin guns, his wavelength bullets are strong enough to cause pain even for Free and destroy both Pyramid Anubis Wrath of the Pharaoh Gun Kata (ガンカタ, Gan Kata): Unlike usual gun-type meisters, his gunslinger abilities allows him to not only attack from a distance but also battle with his guns in close range, using them as a sort of tonfas in conjunction with his Death God Taijutsu Shooting Skills (銃撃技, Jūgeki Waza): Death the Kid’s marksmanship skills are extremely accurate and sharp. He’s skilled enough to shoot down thousands of Mosquito bats with two powerful techniques as well as shoot at hilts of 4 blades at a rapid pace Crona in the air with his own shots for several seconds.
Shinigami Powers (死神の力, Shinigami no chikara): Due to the Lines of Sanzu, Death the Kid has a set of the plethora of powers in which he can call upon. Many of these powers are variations or the same abilities displayed by his father, Death Some of these include materializing a variety of items, namely both his skateboard and jets to assist him in battle Martial Arts (武道, Budō): A expert in a form of martial arts, he was superior to the likes of both Soul Eater Black☆Star, the latter whom specialized in performing in martial arts.
The kid was able to gain the upper-hand on one occasion with Black☆Star during which the latter suffered from a blocked wavelength and stalemated the assassin in their second altercation while under the influence of the Madness of Power Death God Taijutsu (死神武道, Shishin Taijutsu): Kid is an expert in this style of martial arts, allowing him to use specialized techniques by utilizes unique stances for a given situation.
Death God Physiology: Due to being a Death God, Death the Kid possesses physiology far more advanced than most beings in the series, especially that of humans. He’s stated himself that he’s immune to toxins and heals much faster than any normal human being can.
Despite receiving moderate damage during his battle against Mosquito in his form from 400 years ago, he was able to heal quickly and move on.
High Physical Abilities (高い身体能力, Takai karada nōryoku): With the blood of Death coursing through his veins and him being a death god, Death the Kid possess a higher potential surpassing that of normal students in Death Weapon Meister Academy Though not as strong as the likes of Black☆Star or Auntie, Kid still possesses above-average strength. Combined with his martial arts, he’s capable of sending his opponents into the air and able to create craters with the use of his legs. He was also capable of lifting Fisher King and overpowered a strong Clown creature.
Additionally, His speed is so remarkable that even Crona wasn’t able to see his movements. Professor Stein regards Kid as the most mobile of the group.
Madness Wavelength (狂気の波長, Kyōki no hachō): As a death god, Kid possessed a level of a madness wavelength inherited from his father. After connecting all of his Lines of Sanzu, however, he gained one capable of spreading like that of his father. Its power remains to be seen.
Kid using his inner madness.
Kid boosting his speed using madness.
Madness of Order
(注文の狂気, Chūmon no kyōki): Initially, Death the Kid possessed this form of madness within him due to being the son of Death. Simply called Madness (発狂, Hakkyō; alt. “Madness Takeshold”) when used, he could call upon his inner madness and boost his own power to his full potential. When exposed the first time, it turns him insane, gaining a different mindset, and allowed for more brutal attacks. After regaining his sanity, he also gained the power for it the done while sane though normally done in small increments. The downside is using it for too long subjects him to going mad with Madness. He normally utilizes this when Maka Albarn Soul Eater is around. When in this state, the “emotion required” is what he calls a “cool and deliberate intent to kill”. Both forms give him a darker attire compared to his Spartoi outfit. While his insane mindset gives him lines down his mouth to appear as If sown shut, his sane mindset lacks that feature.
After connecting the Lines of Sanzu, he was able to fully utilize this madness, which is able to eclipse and suppress human emotion, leaving only a mechanical cycle of life and death.
However, like his father, he opts out of the use of this ability. With the Madness of Order, Asura’s comments stated that this madness has the ability to counteract even his own Madness.
Death’s Wavelength: Death the Kid had a special wavelength within his Lines of Sanzu in which seems to originate from his father. When he discarded it in his ultimate attack, he described himself as no longer needing to ride on his “Father’s coattails”, and the wavelength itself created a technique powerful enough to kill a Dragon Skateboarder: Death the Kid’s ability with a skateboard such as Beelzebub is immense, being skilled enough to ride it like that of a normal skateboard as well as even use it offensively in combat.
He was able to grind on Medusa Gorgon Vector Arrow with extreme ease as he avoids the attack to get around her.
Artist: Kid possesses some skill in drawing, which may have manifested thanks to his perfectionist tendencies.
Death the Kid Weaknesses
Due to his perfectionist tendencies, Kid early on avoided destroying anything he deems symmetrical, even if it happens to his opponent.
Any attack on him that made him more asymmetrical (i.e cutting his hair) could potentially knock him out.
While counseling lessons helped lessen this over time, he would refuse situations that make him asymmetrical, including not allowing himself to wield either of the Thompson sisters alone.
Additionally, according to Auntie, although Kid has the strength to overpower opponents like Kaguya, his “sensitive” and “delicate” way of fighting holds back his ability to do so.
List of techniques
Soul-Sensing Abilities Soul Perception (魂感知, Tamashī Kanchi): Kid possesses the ability to skillfully perceive and sense the souls of other beings.
(魂の共鳴, Tamashī no Kyōmei): A technique in which Kid can create an amplified wavelength with his weapon partners and utilize special techniques in battle.
Teamwise Soul Resonance (チームでの魂の共鳴, Chīmu de no Tamashī no Kyōmei): A special technique and more advanced application of soul resonance that allows Kid to resonate with members of a team, in particular the team in which he is a part of. During the duration of teamwise soul resonance (whether achieved themselves or through Soul’s piano ), Kid is able to instinctively coordinate with his team and potentially overwhelm an opponent he cannot take on individually. This technique proved sufficient enough to overwhelm Mosquito in his 100 years ago transformation Beelzebub Tornado Flip (トルネードフリップ, Torunēdo Furippu): A technique in which Kid launches his skateboard spinning at a target, capable of tearing off the Wrath of the Pharoh’s wrappings.
Death Slide (デススライド, Desu Radio): A technique of simply applying Kid’s great agility and grinding on an enemy’s attack. Kid displayed this capability of being able to grind on Medusa’s Vector Arrow x3 attack, dodging her other incoming arrows.
Death God Taijutsu: “Crime” Stance
(死神体術「罪」の構え, Shishin Taijutsu “Tsumi” no Kamae; FUNimation “Reaper Combat Art: “Sin” Stance”): One of Kid’s stances within his Death God Taijutsu. This particular stance has Kid’s fighting style change, using the Demon Twin Guns as tonfas and moving at quick speeds. In terms of skill, it completely outclassed Crona though were unfazed by his attacks due to their Black Blood.
Death God Taijutuse: “Mad Crime” Stance being utilized.
Death God Taijutsu: “Punishment” Stance (死神体術「罰」の構え, Shishin Taijutsu “Batsu” no Kamae): This stance of Kid’s own admittance is more defensive than his Crime stance, with the focus in this stance being defense. While in this stance, he was capable of defending himself from Mosquito’s attacks and was more inclined to utilize defensive powers ( Death Arm Blocking ). However, his defense isn’t in printable, as he was unable to use this stance against Mosquito’s Darkness Discord Death God Taijutsu: “Mad Crime” Stance (死神体術「狂罪」の構え, Shishin Taijutsu: “Kyōzai” no Kamae): The most offensive, brutal stance that Kid can take. He used this style while under the effect of his own Madness. After connecting a single Sanzu line, Kid’s attack becomes more powerful, taking advantage of exposed weak points and attacking them with brutal strength. It was capable of surprising Black☆Star, who was later blown away from his attacks.
First Line of Sanzu: Release
(第１ライン·オブ·サンズ·展開, Dai 1 Rain Obu Sanzu – Tenkai): A technique in which uses the Lines of Sanzu offensively. Expanding it, Kid then uses the technique to power himself up, resulting in a small, powerful wave around him capable of killing a Clown wrapped around his body.
Death Arm Blocking Death Arm Blocking
(デスアームブロッキング, Desuāmu burokkingu): A technique in which Kid can manifest and create skull shields similar to his father’s own Death Block to protect himself. He unlocked this after connecting one of the Lines of Sanzu Death Claw (死神クロー, Shinigami Kurō): After connecting the first Line of Sanzu, Death the Kid gained access to one of his father’s techniques in which he can use dark, skull-shaped tendrils to grip other objects. His variant, however, plays a supportive role and was only shown capable of using the technique to attach his previously cut-off arms back in place.
Collect (回収, Kaishū; also “Soul Collect”): A capability which allows a Death God to collect the souls of the deceased into their body.
Death God Mode.
Death God Mode (死神モード, Shinigami Mōdo): A special technique in which allows Kid to create two devices resembling a smaller scale of Death’s mask that allows for propulsion in flight.
Sanzu River Shot
(三途川撃, Sansu Ribaa Shotto; FUNimation “River Syx Shot”): An attack in which Kid performs simultaneous and rapid shots towards an opponent. This technique, when used at its full power, can be powerful enough to destroy the likes of the Wrath of the Pharaoh’s entire body.
Death Cannon (デス・キャノン, Desu Kyanon): A transformative technique that turns the demon twin guns into large cannons capable of firing more powerful wavelength bullets with greater destructive capabilities after a charging period of time lasting for five seconds. It is powerful enough to have defeated both Black☆Star Soul Eater in a single shot.
Kid wielding Death Eagle .42.
Death Eagle .42 , Desu Īguru Fōtītoū): After connecting the first of the Lines of Sanzu and onward, Kid can resonate with both of his weapons to unlock a more powerful gun transformation. This form significantly upgrades the caliber of Kid’s usual shots and upgrades the “soul-width” that the guns can fire their Soul Wavelength from the norm .38 to .42. From this form, the shots and techniques in which he can utilize are capable of damaging the likes of Mosquito and the members of the Clown Army, in which some within the latter were killed in a single shot.
Death in the Otherworld (冥土インデス, Meido In Desu): By crossing their arms, the user then sends a powerful convulsive shot in both directions. The technique is apt for taking on two, adjacent opponents.
Sanzu Falls Shot
(サンズフォールショット, Sanzufōrushotto): Kid raises his arms and shots downward in powerful steam of Soul Wavelength-powered bullets. This technique was capable of damaging Mosquito considerably and cancel out his Darkness Discord Parent’s Seven Rays.
Parent’s Seven Rays (親の七光, Pearentsu Sebunn Reizu): Using Death’s Wavelength, Kid can send a powerful attack of extreme power. It is, perhaps, Kid’s most powerful move witnessed. After entering Execution Mode, resonate with his weapons, connect one of the Lines of Sanzu, and transform them to their Death Eagle .42 transformation, their “Wavelength circuits” connect. The next stage, known as Coffin Construction (棺桶構築, Koffinn Kouchiku), is when Kid fabricates five small coffins that are in the shape of cannons, which subsequently proceed to float in a symmetrical formation behind him. These coffins have triggers attached to them that look like Death’s mask. Connecting the second Line of Sanzu, the next stage is known as Commencing Rotation (回転開始, Kaiten Kaishi) in which Death the Kid apparently makes the air in the immediate vicinity spin into a tornado, through the use of his Lines of Sanzu. The final stage, known as Coffin Release (棺桶開放, Koffinn Kaihou), then have Kid point his weapons upward and release the coffin’s covering, spreading, multiple, powerful rays of light capable of killing the Horror Dragon Noah (Greed), decimating the former’s body.
Death the kid soul easter end History
Death the Kid was born from a fragment of Death’s own soul to have a death god who was able to move freely. In an effort to ensure he doesn’t turn out much like Asura, he was purposely born with a childish nature so he may learn fear much like humans would and was given incomplete Lines Of Sanzu.[ citation needed ] Kid and Death have a lesson on the nature of shinigami.
He was trained at a young age by his father to be his next heir. Kid himself worked hard to be the next generation of death gods, unaware of his father’s fate once he becomes complete.
One lesson among others that he would learn was that while death gods are generally perceived to be beings that either uphold absolute order or govern the cross between the life and death of others; they are about maintaining balance.
As he got older, he grew a reputation for being a very talented and able fighter. Many students felt as if no one could compete with him. Eventually, he expanded his interest in being a meister for his own specification. He eventually heard of the Thompson Sisters and was said to bring them into custody.