|“||I am a Shinigami. A real god. And I deem your manner of ruling to be wrong, Noah! 'Everything in the world' you say? 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 son of Death himself and the Meister of the Demon Twin Guns, Liz Thompson and 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 and 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 "-sama" suffix as a term of respect. He is one of the main protagonists in Soul Eater.
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 and 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 makes his own weapons to his specifications despite Death informing him that as a Shinigami, he doesn't really need to collect souls. According to 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 see's 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 view 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 may be 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.
Kid is also extremely humble, shown when he pleaded to the Witch Order, the 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 and when 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, in 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 and Ragnarok get away to admire the sky and it's symmetry. Despite being enrolled in counseling, it remained as 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 of 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.
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 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.
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 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. At this point, he is 158 centimeters tall (about 5 feet, 2 inches).
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.
When observed by an individual with Soul Perception in account of his personality, his soul appears in a orange-red color with white stripes representing the Lines of Sanzu. When expanding, however, the color of his soul changes to that of blue hue with white lines, along with dark, Death Claws surrounding the soul. Later in the manga, his soul expands, gaining a large skull mask on the surface of his soul along with black skull masks surrounding the soul. They resemble Death's current mask.
On some missions, Kid dons a cloak and mask that resemble his father's current wear out of pure enjoyment of liking it. Kid also wore a similar cloak during his mission to infiltrate Baba Yaga Castle, although this cloak resembled not his father's Shinigami robe but his usual dress jacket, except as a longcoat. 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 on Lost Island, and formal-casual clothing for parties at Gallows Mansion or Maka and Soul's apartment.
After the time-skip and being rescued by Spartoi and joining, he appears slightly more aged and taller, enough to almost reach to his father's shoulder. His attire changed to that of alater attire that consists of 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 have further seem 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 timeskip.
During his time under the influence of the Madness of Power inside the 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.
Upon connecting the Lines of Sanzu during his battle against Asura on the Moon, Kid's appearance changes for the remainder of the series. 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.
His soul takes on a different appearance, the size being about the size of The Moon in the Soul Eater world. In addition, his soul looks exactly like his own late father's soul, with 3 spikes protuding that makes the entire soul resemble like that of one of his skull masks.
At the start of the series, Death the Kid's inclusion within the DWMA quickly made him the most likely most powerful student within the Academy, surpassing that of even Black☆Star as well as owing a comment from Hero of him being one of the top 3 students, with Franken Stein saying his power is on a diffrent level compared to his fellow classmates. This level of power was Kid's capability prior to him connecting one of the Lines of Sanzu. The higher ups of the DWMA were also seen to be confident in having Kid (with the Thompson Sisters) monitor the Witch, Medusa Gorgon, to foil her should they detect any sinister actions.
After connecting one of the Lines of Sanzu, his power rose to the point of being on par with that of Mosquito in his second most powerful form (400 Years Ago), a impressive power up considedring he (and Free in his Werewolf form) was unable to contend with the Bloodsucker prior. Not much has been seen of Death the Kid's lone power with the second Lines of Sanzu connected, although he was able to stalemate a much stronger Black☆Star who was on the way of becoming a Warrior God as well as fight off a large number of the Clown Army.
After connecting the third Lines of Sanzu, his power increases exponentially, with a soul in which was close to the size of his own father as well as granting him his powers and status as a true god and was able to better contend with Asura, who noted that his power is greater than before, while still rivaling/being slightly lesser then the now Warrior God Black☆Star.
It is assumed that Death the Kid's overall power in the anime is the same period as he was prior to the first connection of the Lines of Sanzu, making him most likely the most powerful student Meister within the Academy and one of the most powerful DWMA members overall.
When channeling his own father's power from the Lines of Sanzu and their unique connection whenever Kid is on the verge of imminent death, his power skyrockets to more higher, potent levels as well as grant him access to extremely powerful forms. In his Emergency State, he is capable of reducing Asura from his Giant form to his normal, humanoid form with one, charged shot.
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 tiwn guns, his wavelength bullets are strong enough cause pain even for Free, and destroy both Pyramid Anubis and the 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 askilled enough to shoot down thousands of Mosquito's bats with a two powerful techniques as well as shoot at hilts of 4 blades at a rapid pace and juggle 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 plethora of powers in which he can call upon. Many of the 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 and Black☆Star, the latter whom specialized in performing in martial arts. 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 possess a physiology far more advanced then most beings in the series, especially that of humans. He's stated himself that he's immune to toxins and heals much faster then 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. It's power remains to be seen.
- 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 and Soul Eater are 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, in which is able to eclipse and suppress human emotion under, leaving only a mechanical cycle of life and death. However, like his father, he opts out 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.
Emergency State: In the anime, .
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 offensive in combat. He was able to grind on Medusa Gorgon's Vector Arrow with extreme ease as he avoid the attack to get around her.
Artist: Kid possess some skill in drawing, in which may have manifested thanks to his perfectionist tendencies.
Due to suffering from perfectionist tendencies early on in the series, Death the Kid avoided destroying anything remotely symmetrical even If the said symmetrical subject was, in fact, the opponent. He later overcame this weakness.
In addition, he could easily be knocked out should he notice any part of his body asymmetrical to the point his body would cause him visible injury just from the realization of it that not only makes him spit up blood but also put him in bed for a week. However, he would later overcome this weakness about some point after his fight with Black☆Star and Soul Eater, as witnessed when he fought against the Flying Dutchman. Without the appearance of BOTH Liz and Patty, Death the Kid also refuses to use just one of them due to his perfectionist tendencies and prefers to use both of them.
Although powerful in his own right alone and competent in martial arts as well as godly powers, Death the Kid himself is not as powerful as when wielding the Demon Twin Guns. At most alone, Death the Kid was great enough to stalemate Black☆Star at the early stages of becoming a Warrior God in martial arts. Having also been an Immature Death God for much duration of the series (and the anime), Death the Kid doesn't share the Immortality both his father and older brother possesses and is still able to be killed. In the anime, due to this, Kid enters an emergency state whenever he faces a life threatening situation, in which takes power from Death via the Lines of Sanzu. However, it is likely that in the end of the manga, having become a True Death God, Kid is now immortal just like his father and thus no longer possesses this weakness, although as he remains substantially inferior to both Asura and Death, it is likely he can still be killed but with more difficulty than before.
Despite being a god himself, his own power and capabilities has it's own limits and he is willing to admit them, as he openly admits he cannot take on the Bloodsucker, Mosquito, alone and required Maka Albarn and Black☆Star with their respective weapons as well as Free's assistance, though upon connecting his fist Lines of Sanzu, Kid became powerful enough to stalemate him. In addition, Death the Kid, even as a True Death God, was considerably outclassed by Asura alone during the battle on the Moon along with Black☆Star and Maka Albarn, in which all three Meisters had admitted that individually they cannot take on Asura himself (even when Kid ascended to being a True Death God) and required a combination of teamwork as well as interference from other DWMA members, unknown party members, and Magic users to take down the Kishin
- Beelzebub (ベルゼブブ, Beruzebubu): With his Shinigami Powers, Kid can manifest his flight-capable skateboard to traverse to locations. His skateboard is capable of flying at 300 miles per hour, able to keep up the with the renown Runaway Express.
- Death's Cloak: After his father's death, he took his cloak as his own. This cloak is capable of transforming it's shape to the wearer's own or desire. It can also self repair itself from damage.
- Kid's Cloak: A outfit in which consists of a cloak and a mask that matches his father's own. Kid tends to wear this on his missions assigned to him by his father. According to him, he personally likes his cloak. It offers no advantages, however. At times, a mask may be absent.
- Demon Twin Guns (二丁魔拳銃, Ni-chō Makenjū) : With use of the Demon Twin Guns, Death the Kid is capable of using their weapon form's ability to condense his soul wavelength and fire powerful bullets capable from stunning and injuring an individual to lethal levels capable of destroying bodies (such as the likes of the Wrath of the Pharaoh) depending on the situation.
List of techniques
- Soul Perception (魂感知, Tamashī kanchi): Kid possess the ability to skillfully perceive and sense the souls of other beings.
- Wavelength Control techniques
- Soul Resonance (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 techniques
- 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 Raido): 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 stances
- 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 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 then 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 utilized defensive powers (Death Arm Blocking). However, his defense aren't inprentable, 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 become more powerful, taking advantages of exposed weakpoints and attacking them with brutal strength. It was capable of surprising Black☆Star, who was later blown away from his attacks.
- Lines of Sanzu techniques
- 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.
- Shinigami Powers techniques
- 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 in which allows a Death God to collect the souls of the decease into their body.
- Demon Twin Guns techniques
- 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 it's full power 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 and Soul Eater in a single shot and utterly destroy the mechanical clowns.
- 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 is 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 Death Cannon: While within a near-death state in which he uses power from his father, Death, Kid can access his most powerful weapon transformation. After establishing a temporary three Lines of Sanzu connection, he can create a large, golden cannon in which raises the Soul Resonance rate at 2000%, far higher then any of his previous transformations. The cannon fire shoots out a green and red-colored stream in which mixes together to create a larger stream. This stream was capable of injuring Asura, knocking the latter's state from his giant form to his normal, humane form.
- Death Eagle .42 techniques
- Sanzu Falls Shot (サンズフォールショット, Sanzufōrushotto): Kid raises his arms and shots downward in a powerful steam of Soul Wavelength-powered bullets. This technique was capable of damaging Mosquito considerably and cancel out his Darkness Discord technique.
- 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 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 has Kid point his weapons upward and release the coffin's covering, spreading ,multiple, powerful rays of light capable of killing the Horror Dragon and Noah (Greed), decimating the former's body.
HistoryDeath 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.
He was trained at a young age by his father to be his next heir. Kid himself worked hard to be the next generation death gods, unaware of the 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.
In the anime, he was even offered some weapons by his father and Spirit Albarn. He himself denied the offer. He eventually heard of the Thompson Sisters and was ordered to bring them into custody. He, however, also made the Thompson Sisters his weapons.
Visiting the Thompson Sisters
While Tsugumi is at Master's cafe one day, Kid enters, coming to inspect and make sure Liz and Patti aren't causing trouble, as they are on probation and it is his job to watch over the sisters. Upon seeing Tsugumi, though, Kid impulsively goes to fix her pigtails so they are symmetrical, albeit being so close to her face makes her noticeably embarrassed.
Death Festival Attack
Aftermath of the Death Festival Attack
Death the Kid is first introduced while in the process of conducting a mission with his twin pistols (Liz and Patty Thompson). After failing the mission to capture Lupin, he speaks to his father, Shinigami, and decides to go after the witch Samantha. She is controlling mummies at the pyramid of Anubis. Upon arriving, Kid begins to worry about the symmetry of a picture hanging in his room back home. Kid leaves his weapons alone in the pyramid. The sisters manage to defeat the mummies, but are later captured by the Pharaoh. When Kid eventually returns, he finds that his partners are being held captive. After successfully releasing them, Liz and Patty transform but Kid doesn't fight as he realizes that the Pharaoh's coffin is perfect symmetrical. The Pharaoh beats the unwilling Kid down. Kid then lies on the ground as the Pharaoh prepares for the final blow. The Pharaoh comes out of his coffin to end it, but Kid notices nothing symmetrical about it anymore but the smiley-face-like jewel on his forehead. Kid then gets up and shoots the pharaoh down, destroying everything but the jewel. However, in the process, he destroyed the pyramid of Anubis. As punishment, Shinigami takes all the souls he had collected.
Shinigami and Death the Kid are both seen watching the battle between Black☆Star, Maka and their weapons against Sid. They soon discuss who it was that killed Sid and turned him into a zombie. With the culprit now revealed to be Dr. Stein, Shinigami then explains that he not only was the current Death Scythe Spirit's first partner, but that he was the strongest student to ever graduate from the DWMA.
Kid is later seen watching the battle between Stein and the the DWMA students. He is shocked at the revelation and personally believes that they will all die at the hands of Stein. As the battle proceeds, Kid is astonished by Stein's masterful use of wavelength without the use of a weapon. Kid is soon unable to watch the onslaught brought on by Stein and wishes to aid them, but is stopped by his father, who states that this is for the DWMA students. Kid then decides that, henceforth, he, Liz, and Patti will be the DWMA students.On his way out of his father's room, Kid is seen stumbling as he believes he forgot to fold the edge of his toilet paper into a triangle. Patti and Liz try to help him but all their attempts are in vain.
There is constant talk regarding Kid enrolling at the DWMA. Black☆Star, being the person that he is, is angered that there is someone who is talked about more than he is. He then proceeds to go outside and wait for Kid to appear. Kid, however, is three hours late, as he spent the entire time making certain that everything was perfectly symmetrical before his departure. When Kid finally does arrive, he immediately begins to admire the supreme symmetry of the school building; however, he is quickly devastated when Black☆Star ruins the symmetry by standing on and breaking one of the spikes protruding out the main skull structure. This greatly angers Kid and he prepares to do battle with Black☆Star and Soul. During battle, Kid uses his twin pistols with great dexterity and handles both Soul and Black☆Star with extreme ease.
The fight soon attracts the attention of the students inside the school; leading to Maka, Tsubaki and Stein having to go outside to observe it. During the battle, Black☆Star and Soul decide to attempt to actually work together as a Weapon and Meister pairing. Despite their attempt, it fails horribly with Soul landing on Black☆Star's head in scythe form and Black☆Star being unable to lift Soul due to the horrible connection they have between their souls. Angered by their failed attempts, Soul and Black☆Star choose to break up as partners but to stay as friends. While they are hugging, Kid shoots them both in the head. As the two get back up, they decide to renew their attacks on Kid, but separately this time. Black☆Star manages to grab Kid’s leg and pulls him onto the ground, and Soul seizes the opportunity to slash at Kid. Kid narrowly avoids this and breaks free from Black☆Star's grasp, all the while pulling Black☆Star into an embarrassing blow to his head. Kid responds to this barrage by performing a soul resonance with Liz and Patti. He then gets into Execution Mode and performs Death Cannon. This creates a large explosion that knocks both boys out.Kid, surprisingly, loses consciousness too for seemingly unknown reasons. It is then revealed by Maka that, when Soul attempted to slash at Kid, he had cut some of Kid’s bangs, with Kid not noticing the broken symmetry until after the explosion. Soul and Black☆Star both agree that this was their "win from behind", even though Kid technically won the fight. Shinigami later appears to pick up and attend to Kid, who is still unconscious from the broken symmetry.
As punishment for not gathering any souls from the extra lesson, Black☆Star is tasked with cleaning up the entirety of a library. However, instead of completing the task, he starts reading manga, and proceeds to make noise while doing so. It is at this moment that Death the Kid finds him there. Kid is at the library to borrow books, with his main purpose being to read about the holy sword Excalibur. Kid is fascinated by its possible symmetry, while Black☆Star is by the fame it entails. Their interest is piqued further after they hear from Stein that Excalibur was impossible even for himself. With that, they go to search for the sword.
Eventually, they reach the northern part of Priten Island/Britain Island. Their first obstacle is to climb a large cliff. Kid easily does so by riding on his Beelzebub. Black☆Star is forced to climb it bare-handed. After Black☆Star climbs it, he soon reaches the cave and sees Kid hanging off of an obstacle. Kid begs Black☆Star to carry him, because he does not want to step in water. Eventually, Black☆Star gives in and carries Kid. While walking through the cave, they pass by a fairy. They inquire her about Excalibur. She instantly makes a disgusted face after she hears them say the name. The two soon reach the sword’s cavern and are impressed at the sight of the sword. Kid is especially fascinated by its beauty. When both try to pull it out, they are surprised at how easily they were able to. Excalibur then begins talking to them and changes into his human-like form.
Kid and Black☆Star are amazed over how ridiculous Excalibur’s true form looks. Excalibur quickly begins to ask the boys trivial questions, while at the same time not giving them time to respond. On top of that the manner in which he waves his cane around, Excalibur referring to his own legend quickly angers Black☆Star. It is even revealed that the book of Excalibur was written by the Holy Sword himself. Excalibur then gives them a large amount of sheets, delineating all the things one must do to be able to wield him. After giving them the stack of papers, Excalibur finally declares them his Meisters. However, immediately after they hold him, the two put him back into the ground and leave in disgust.
The following day, Black☆Star and Kid meet each other while walking down the hallway in the school. The two shake hands because of their good partnership. Kid then notices that some of the other students are laughing at them. The reason is because Excalibur has sent a pair of giant gifts to them, with the message “I’ll always be waiting for you".
The Soul That Persisted
Kid is with his two partners, along with Black☆Star and Tsubaki, in Maka and Soul's apartment. They had all just finished eating Maka's food. Kid then compliments Soul for having a nice, clean apartment. He then asks if just Maka and Soul lives here. This question was answered when Blair makes an appearance, in a towel, and asks if anyone would like to take a bath with her. Blair's towel then falls off; Kid is astonished and Soul suffers the typical nose bleed. Death the Kid does not suffer from one; however, he is reasonably surprised.
Super Written Exam
Stein issues a very important written exam for the class, with rumors being spread that whoever passes with the greatest score will make or become a Death Scythe. This being Kid's first test in the school, Patti tells Kid to do his best. Kid, however, replies that because he is a Shinigami, he already knows all he needs to about the subject of souls.
At his house, instead of studying, and while checking up on Patti and Liz, Kid notices that Liz is plucking her eyebrows. He asks if he should be the one who plucks them, so her right and left eyebrows match perfectly. Liz rejects his offer, because it took Kid a month last time. Kid then begs Liz, until she accepts. Before Kid even works on them, he begins to draw a design.
The day of the test arrives and several moments after the test begins, Kid is seen stuck writing his full name believing it is not beautifully written. Even after the hour had almost passed, he is still trying to write his name. This time, the "K" in "Death the Kid" is spaced wrong and has to rub out the letter lots of times, after numerous failed attempts. It is at this point that he starts to cry, stating that he is garbage and that the letter "K" has abandoned him. However; as he is viciously rubbing his mistake out, he mistakenly rips the test paper; horrified by this, he coughs out blood then propels off his chair, onto the floor and passes out (symmetrically).
In the end, Kid failed the test with zero points for not completing it, although as a Shinigami, he most likely would have gotten a perfect score if did complete it.
Kid arrives, by boat, to the Babuto Seashore, reported to have had its entire town swallowed. The information was released by the villagers who survived the event. Kid then points to a fog, sensing a large amount of souls in that location. Immediately, a large ship emerges from the fog — the Nidhogg.
After crashing into the large ship, Kid and his two partners board it. While on board, Kid begins to canvass the ship and soon discovers a room crowded by souls. Kid decides to save the souls using his Shinigami powers but is stopped when the Flying Dutchman emerges from underneath Kid and shoots at him. Kid narrowly dodges this shot, and in the same instance, Liz falls and is swallowed by the ship. The Dutchman explains that the ship and he are the same and that they walked into his stomach. Kid inquires the Dutchman on the large amount of souls. Dutchman replies that they are for the Kishin. He then shoots at Kid, who dodges it. Patti tells Kid she will transform but is rejected by Kid. The two are then chased outside the room where they meet Liz. He finally tells the two to transform and begins to do battle with the Dutchman. But, before he can do anything, the Dutchman is attacked by Crona, who then proceeds to cut him in half. After that, they immediately begin to draw out the souls from within the ship and allows Ragnarok to consume them. Kid is astonished and positions himself into his Stance of "Crime" form, with the intention of executing Crona.
Kid and Crona begin to battle. Kid easily overwhelms Crona, delivering countless shots to them. The Dutchman, still alive after being attacked by Crona, interrupts the battle by attacking Crona and Kid with cannons. When the smoke clears, Kid notices that Crona's spirit wavelength is expanding. Crona then proceeds to perform Screech Alpha, destroying the ship. Crona then uses the chance to escape. Kid withdraws his Beelzebub and gives chase. Halfway through the chase, Kid is distracted by the symmetrical view of the sun and sky, letting Crona escape.
Kid eventually reaches the DWMA and tells Liz and Patti to go back to the mansion. Kid visits his father and inquires him on the Kishin, wanting a full explanation from his father.
Kid is seen with a depressed look on his face when Maka and the others enter the room. When Maka asks what was wrong, Kid changes his expression and soon notices that Black☆Star completely neglected his outfit. Kid then welcomes everyone to the commemoration. After Shinigami's short speech, Kid begins his own speech, but is constantly interrupted by Black☆Star's obnoxiousness. It gets to the point where Kid kicks Black☆Star in the face and thus the two begin fighting, with Kid ending up in his depressed state for his ruined speech.
Soon the party is ruined by Medusa, who escapes, and with Free trapping everyone in a cube that separates them from the rest of the world.
It was due to Sid performing his Compulsive Burial that Kid and his partners, along with Maka and Soul, Black☆Star and Tsubaki, and Stein through the ground and away from the imprisonment. Once the group reaches the bottom, Stein informs them of Medusa's goal. Afterward, he asks if anyone wishes to leave, as the battle ahead will be dangerous. Everyone prepares to fight.
Fight To The Death
On their way to stop the revival of Asura, they are interrupted by a visit from Spirit and, after some speaking, he joins the group. Eventually, Medusa appears, with the intent of being a hindrance. Stein tells the children to go on ahead, while he faces Medusa. After some trouble, Kid, along with Black☆Star and Maka, manage to pass by Medusa's attacks.
While Kid is on his way to the Kishin's chamber, he is slowed down by Eruka's bombs along with his obsessions having an effect on him. After being galvanized by Patti, Kid forces himself past the explosives.
Once again, when he reaches closer to the Kishin's chamber, he begins to sense the insanity of the Kishin. Liz asks Kid about the Kishin. Kid then explains that the Kishin was defeated by Shinigami, who then proceeded to rip off Asura's skin and seal his soul within in, though he forgets to mention about Asura's blood. The conversation, however, is interrupted by a blast from Free. The two then begin to battle, though midway into it, Kid is distraught by the asymmetrical ruins surrounding him. Thankfully, Black☆Star makes an amicable appearance and brings Kid back to reality; the two then work together to defeat Free.
While Black☆Star is attacking Free, he begins to take notice of Black☆Star's futile attacks. This eventually ends up with Kid concluding that the Free they see is a mere illusion. After lecturing Black☆Star for not realizing this after being so close to Free, the two leave.
Eventually, Kid makes it inside the Kishin's room. His first sight is the Black Blood Eruka is carrying. He goes to attack, but is blocked by Free. Before Kid could retaliate, he is stopped by the Kishin's insanity forcing him to hallucinate. He eventually returns to reality by recognizing that the hallucination is caused by the Kishin's insanity, He then goes to attack Eruka once again, but is again blocked by Free. Black☆Star then appears. Kid tells him to stop the Black Blood from being injected while he keeps Free in one place.
Black☆Star's efforts proved to be fruitless, though, as the Black Blood was injected. Kid explains to Black☆Star that, while proceeding to slice the needle, his concentration was so high that he used the sixth sense of sensing wavelengths. This facilitated the illusion.
Kid is now forced to witness the awaking of the first Kishin. He begins to shoot the sack of skin, though his efforts were futile. Kid also witnesses Black☆Star's fruitless attempts at defeating the Kishin. With the simple swipe of a hand, Black☆Star is blown away. Kid then tries his luck again, but he, too, is defeated by a simple tap on the head and knocked unconscious.
Patti and Liz are seen carrying Kid after the Kishin escapes from Death City.
The children are seen preparing to play basketball. Due to a shortage of one player, they force Maka into joining the game. Soul brings up the idea of a bet, for each of the teams' respective captain to follow if they lose. If Kid's team loses, they will put the paintings on Kid's walls in his mansion off by an inch; if Maka's team loses, she has to go shopping with her father. Ultimately, Kid's team wins, and Maka has to go shopping with her father, to Kid's obvious relief.
Kid is seen in class with the other students. He painfully watches the training session between Stein and the students he selected, with Black☆Star — one of the selected students — being repeatedly electrocuted by Ox.
Kid and the others are at a large party. Kid notices Crona and comforts them about the hectic company. He tells Crona that they could open up and get used to everyone at their own pace.
Later on, he retrieves Patti and Liz for a mission, commissioned by Shinigami himself. The mission is about an express train thought to have infinite energy, as it has not stopped for over 100 years. Kid then says that a demon tool is located within it. They then head to the Sahara Desert and to the train station. They notice a passenger waiting, but pass it off as someone sightseeing. After a while, Kid becomes disappointed that the train doesn't appear and will most likely be late. Immediately, the train bursts from the ground like a large snake, passing by the abandoned station right on time. On the train is an Arachnophobia assassin, named Fisher King. Immediately, the person they'd believed was sightseeing reveals to be the youngest Mizune sister as she releases her soul protect and pursues the train, but not before leaving a bomb to hinder Kid's movements. Kid releases his Beelzebub and gives chase.
After a brief scuffle and a few skateboard tricks, Kid manages to board the train. Fisher King tries persistently to stop Kid from advancing, such as separating the cars. This proves to be useless, as Fisher King to avoid an attack from the Mizune Sister jumps onto the wrong car, separating himself from the Demon Tool in the process. When he swings over to the proper car, Kid uses Patti and Liz to grab Fisher and board the car as well. The two then begin to battle, with Kid easily dominating him. The battle soon reaches the room housing the demon tool as Kid eventually finishes him off. As Kid is about to open the box containing the tool, the injured Fisher King explains that the demon tool was created by Eibon, and then states that both Eibon and Shinigami are the same. He tells Kid to open the box containing the demon tool. Kid is astonished as he opens the box that within the vase is both Shinigami's and Eibon's signature on it. When Kid inquires what all this means, Fisher King is struck and killed by a knife thrown by Sid before he receives any response. The African branch tells Kid that they can rest at the camp. Kid, however, is left perturbed.
The Corner of The Room
Kid is in the the DWMA library researching all he can on Eibon. When he fails, he asks the receptionist for a level 4 book relating to Eibon. The receptionist, however, is unable to get the book as it was already borrowed by a person who only left the letter "M" as their signature. Kid thinks that it was Medusa.
Kid is with the other students being taught by Stein to perform a team resonance. Stein explains how important it is and that he'll drop any team who fails to perform it. When they finally begin, the team began experiencing trouble. Soon, Maka begins to blame Black☆Star. Ultimately, Kid had to end the argument before it erupts. However, he is unable to stop them once they argue again, as Soul stops Kid, telling him to let them settle things themselves.
When Maka cools off, the teams begin again, and are successful. Later on, Maka confronts Black☆Star and tells him to punch her as penitence for her outburst. Black☆Star happily agrees and does so, much to Kid's surprise.
When the adults take too long to appear, the group begins to worry. Ox, Kilik, and Kim decide to stay behind and take care of the forces opposing them. With that, Kid, Black☆Star, and Maka enter the vortex. The first thing they notice is Shinigami.
Kid explains that what they see is Shinigami from the grim times, before he built the DWMA. The group then hurries to the pyramid. When they reach, they notice a large mass of witches—one of them being Arachne. The group proceeds and soon meet Marie and Stein. Because Marie and Stein are overstaying, the children decide that they will take on the mission of retrieving Brew.
They eventually bump into Mosquito, who is carrying Brew. He then reverts to his form from 100 years ago and prepares to battle them. Before the battle can start, however, a hologram of Eibon appears. Black☆Star decides not to waste time and attacks Mosquito, ignoring the presence of Eibon. Eventually, Kid brings himself to ignore Eibon and attacks Mosquito too. However, none of their attacks are penetrating Mosquito's tough hide. Mosquito then uses his immense strength to overpower the children. Luckily, Soul comes up with the idea of team resonance and augmenting it with his music.
Soul plays the piano, giving the children a rush of power, enabling them to maneuver flawlessly around each other without saying a word. They are easily able to overcome Mosquito with both their synchronized speed and strength. Kid manages to connect a Death Cannon, which destroys both of Mosquito's arms. However, before they can finish him off, Soul stops playing, advising them to leave as their time limit for staying on the island is almost up.
They leave and watch how the Pyramid is destroyed by an explosion, though that, too, was a hologram from years past. When they exit the vortex they are greeted by a distraught Marie, who hugs them all for making it out safe, but soon threatens that they will all have a talking with her back at the DWMA.
Kid is outside the DWMA Infirmary with Liz and Patti, waiting for Black☆Star. When Black☆Star exits the room, he asks if there were any lasting effects from being within the field for too long. Black☆Star replies that he is fine. Kid says that he, himself, has a Shinigami body, so he does not need an examination. Upon hearing this, Black☆Star jumps outside and breaks one of the DWMA's pillars, with the intent of galvanizing Kid into a duel — though at first Kid shows some concern for Black☆Star thinking he is going to hurt himself by jumping off the balcony of the DWMA. Kid agrees to this, with the intention of punishing Black☆Star for ruining the symmetry of the school.
During battle, Kid notices a difference in Black☆Star, stating he has become weaker. As the battle continues, Kid tells him to stop fighting, though Black☆Star refuses, retorting that Kid should kill him. Hearing this, Kid quickly goes in and delivers brutal hits onto Black☆Star, eventually knocking him out. After this Kid wonders what happened to him.
Kid is teamed with Maka for an extracurricular activity. When they reach the location of the mission, Kid refuses to use the entrance Maka plans to use and instead leaves Maka so he can find a proper entrance. While searching for an entrance, Kid begins to worry that he hadn't folded his toilet paper back home into triangles, the pictures frames being crooked, and the height of his candles being asymmetrical. This prevents him from catching up with Maka and all hopes of it ultimately gone when Liz decides to go back home when she becomes frightened by the scene of the place.
Kid is with other officials outside Chupa♡Cabra's to prevent the witches from escaping the grasp of Spirit and Sid.
Kid is there to reveal to everyone that Kim was a Witch. When Maka asks where he received the information regarding Kim, Kid replies that it was from Medusa. Kim, later on leaves the DWMA to work for Arachnophobia.
Operation: Capture Baba Yaga's Castle
Kid and his two partners are chosen to be Medusa's bodyguards for the operation, while Maka, Killik, Ox, and their respective weapons were chosen for the assault squad. After the operation details are discussed, they proceed with the mission, towards South America Amazon River Basin. When they finally head into the castle, the group camps out. The next day, they continue and soon meet Eruka, who gives them Arachnophobia uniforms to disguise themselves with. When the group makes it into the center of the castle, they find that everyone is dressed exactly as they are. Soon, they all become confused and eventually lose each other each getting into their own trouble. Kid and Soul are given the unfortunate act of amusing the witch Angela, while being forced to pretend that they can't see her, as she strikes them below the belt, so to speak. They soon meet up with Medusa and are thrilled.
Medusa begins to discuss the plan: Taking down all eight locks preventing people from entering Arachne's room. After performing Vector Conduct on them, Medusa leaves them to follow the arrows pointing to their lock. Kid is given lock 8 (which is best considering his OCD).
On his way to Lock 8, Kid meets up with Mosquito, and soon Free ends up there too. Free asks if this is the location of lock 2. Kid replies that it is not. Free is distraught by this. Mosquito interrupts by stating he won't allow them to succeed. With that, Free and Kid decide to work together to defeat the common enemy at hand, with the condition that if one was able to go attack the lock, leave the other behind to do it. Mosquito turns into his form of 100 years past and the three begin battle.
Kid and Free easily overwhelm Mosquito, who then reverts to his form of 200 years past. Though this, too, only turns the tides towards Mosquito's favor for only a moment, as Kid and Free manage to overwhelm him in this form, too, with a combination of Free's ice attacks and Kid's gun style. To finish him off, Free freezes Mosquito and Kid and Free perform Death Cannon and Demon Eye Cannon, respectively. This combination leaves Mosquito gravely injured. Recognizing their strength, Mosquito reverts to his 400-years' past form. In this form, he manages to cut Free in half and cut Kid's arm off under a second.
Mosquito begins to insult Kid, his father and the DWMA for their incompetence. Kid is angered by the repeated diatribes toward his father and the DWMA. Somehow, in the midst of the conversation, the Brew Kid held is activated connecting one of Kid's Sanzu Lines and unlocking Kid's dormant shinigami powers. Immediately, during Kid’s battle with Mosquito, Kid uses this new power to upgrade his pistols from .38 to .42—increasing their caliber.
Mosquito performs his Darkness Discord, though that proves effective for only a moment, as Kid manages to shoot each and every one of the eight-thousand bats, but not without gravely injuring himself. Once this scene is over, Kid reverts back to his normal unsymmetrical self and, upon hearing the explosion caused by Free destroying the lock, Mosquito quickly goes to protect Arachne. Kid goes to follow him. When Kid reaches Mosquito's location, he finds that Mosquito is about to do battle with a mysterious man.
Kid hides behind a wall and listens in on the conversation between Mosquito and the man, the revelation of the man calling himself Eibon was actually Noah, and the death of Mosquito at his hands. Upon seeing how easily Noah defeated Mosquito, Kid tries to escape but is easily found by Noah. Noah prepares to suck Kid within his book. Liz and Patti are thrown from Kid's hands and onto the floor. Both of them watch Kid get captured by Noah.
Kid is next seen within Noah's book as Noah is leaving the area. Kid senses the insanity being spread by Arachne and says that he will have to believe in the others.
Kid hears the conversation among Noah and his group—specifically on them planning to assassinate Maka. Kid is disgusted by this.
I'm Going to be an Angel
Kid is seen being assaulted by Gopher for rearranging the bookmarks of Noah's book. When Kid makes a comment about Noah's disorganized way of placing bookmarks, Gopher once again attacks Kid for talking back. Upon hearing Noah giving Gopher the orders to prepare for the assassination, Kid threatens that they will regret it if they ever hurt Maka.
Black Wings vs. White Wings
Gopher barges into the room where Kid is being held after he fails to kill Maka. Kid proceeds to make a snide comment on Gopher's failure. This results in Gopher kicking Kid and continuing to assault him off-screen.
Kid is shown being punched by Gopher, who asks him why he doesn't beg for his life. Kid laughs and asks why he should beg for such a dismal effort. Gopher makes his 'pouty face' and Kid laughs and says he enjoys Gopher's frustration. He then realizes that Gopher's expression isn't symmetrical, and begins to scream for somebody to save him.
When Gopher realizes Kid's weakness, he begins to take advantage of it by ripping off one of Kid's sleeves and finally drawing on only half of Kid's face. Kid is clearly distraught by this.
The Former Ruler
Gopher continues his torturing of Kid, taking special care as to do so on only one side. Before he could continue, Noah appears, reprimands Gopher before sending him off to retrieve some tea and sucking Kid back into the Book of Eibon. Inside the book, Kid quickly wipes off the drawings on his face and rips off the untouched sleeve to regain his symmetry. It's not long before Kid discovers a large mass of darkness. He is astonished that Noah had hid that in his book and grows anxious for someone to save him.
Kid is face to face with The Black Mass. Kid recognizes the wavelength and likens it to Asura. The mass speaks to Kid, calling him a fragment of Shinigami, and reveals that he is a member of the The Eight Warlords as are Shinigami and Asura. He reveals that three of the warriors were eaten by Asura and those that now remain, himself, Asura, Shinigami, Eibon, and one other of whom Kid knows, which is rumored to be Excalibur. In light of the revelation, Kid inquires about the whereabouts of Asura in as much as he is a warrior. The mass is not pleased by Kid's hasty questioning and responds by asserting the fact that he is not Kid's ally, nor anything else. As he utters these words, he says that the existence of the 8 Warriors drive men to madness whilst drenching Kid with a black, liquid-like substance. Quickly, Kid is consumed by darkness. He musters a smile and remarks on this new feeling.
He seen floating in darkness, commenting on the darkness and likens it to nothingness, and in as much as there is no left nor right, is a unity that exceeds symmetry insofar that it is the zenith of order. The nothingness, shared amongst all living things is death. In light of this, he concludes that he must eliminate everything to create the "order".
He then speaks to the Mass telling him his goal to create the ultimate symmetry, the ultimate unity: nothingness. The black mass then tells him to try out his new-found power of madness, and Kid agrees. It is here he is confronted by his friends and appears ready to do battle with Black☆Star. Kid invites him and the two confront each other with Black☆Star saying that he will bring Kid back even if he's got to drag him back.
Finally, he and Black☆Star face off in an underwater-like landscape. The two fight, and Kid admits to him that he is "big" and must be destroyed in order for Kid to make "nothingness." Just as Kid prepares a counter, the Black Mass gets in the way of Kid, to his disapproval. The Mass then turns to Black☆Star and asks him, "What is the 'power' you seek?"
Black☆Star seems to have gained a new power from the black mass, and finally Kid and Black☆Star begin to fight. Several physical attacks are thrown, and then Kid activates one of the Lines of Sanzu. Then he blasts Black☆Star in the stomach and continues beating him. After Black☆Star gives him a few words, he punches Kid and sends him flying upwards. The both continue to kick and throw punches at each other and Black☆Star tries snapping Kid out of his insanity, saying that trying to make nothingness is the same as saying that balance is too hard for Kid to deal with, so he's trying to take the easy way out. He also argues that he does not have to be insane in order to be powerful.
Elsewhere, Liz, Patti, Tsubaki, and the others await Black☆Star's return. During this time Liz remembers how she and Patti first met Kid, and how he saved them by thugs and how he had them be his new partners. She and Patti had been planning on using Kid's Shinigami status to gain the money and power they craved. However, the more time they spent with Kid, the more they grew to care for him, a fact Liz realizes after watching Patti laugh herself to tears. She thinks of how she and her sister hadn't cared about anyone but themselves before then, and if 'they had been killed by this shinigami'. It begins to rain money down on the group, and Liz thinks to herself that she doesn't care about money; all she wants is for Kid and Black☆Star to return safely. Patti and Tsubaki ask if she's ok, and she begins to cry, saying that she hadn't thanked him yet. Patti and Tsubaki simply smile and pull her into a hug.
Back to the huge battle, where Black☆Star is talking to Kid once more, saying that while he may be using the power of insanity to become more powerful, losing himself to the insanity is nothing but a joke. "I figured it out," he says. "What I want to do once I get ultimate power in my hands." The scene quickly ends after the Black Mass appears, saying that he will no longer listen to their definitions of power.
Kid begins to think of the answer to power. He begins to go through what death gods are supposed to do, and realizes that Black☆Star is right, and thanks him. Black☆Star waves it off, saying that it was expected of him, since they were friends, and says that friendship is the only part of life not controlled by symmetry. Black☆Star then tells the black mass that, while his answer was "power" and "strength", but he was going to use his ultimate power to help Kid create the ultimate world.
The Black Mass quickly said that what they were talking about was political terror. Since Black☆Star had lived through the seven deadly sins, he asks what it would be called if you add one more to the sins. That is the answer to their question, it says. Kid replies that those with power are those who create order, those with power are those who make the standards for justice.
"The 'justice' that is too old is evil. And with time it drives people mad... Shinigami and us gave birth to Asura." The Black Mass replied.
Black☆Star makes fun of the Black Mass. He instead says that they weren't alone, that there were Tsubaki, Liz, Patti, and many others especially Maka and Soul. Kid says that Maka and Soul can do things that they cannot do. The Black Mass reveals that he can help them all escape the book.
The scene changes to outside Noah's base, where Stein, Marie, Sid, Tezca Tlipoca, and Nygus are about to enter the building. As Tezca opens the door, however, one of Noah's worm creatures attack and eats his left arm and half of his torso. Another attacks Stein, and Sid gives up his arm to save Marie from a third worm. Noah attacks them again, talking about how they weren't worth adding to his collection. Justin appears and attacks Marie, talking to his god. After knocking Marie and Nygus unconscious, he looks up to the sky and cries out, "Hey God!"
Noah quickly traps Stein and summons a new creature he calls The Manticore, which looks like a cross between a scorpion, a dog, and a human. When he summons it, however, it helps those trapped in the book escape. The children are, at first, oblivious to their surroundings, but are quickly horrified by the states of their teachers, who tell them to run. Kid demands to know who attacked them and he, along with Black☆Star, attacks the Manticore. The scene ends with Kid stating, "In the world that I imagined you do not exist. I'll enforce your death penalty," with a murderous glare aimed at Noah.
Using the power of Madness to gain an edge over Noah and his powers, Kid, Black☆Star, Kilik, along with Maka and Soul, battled Noah together. Soon overpowered by Noah's most powerful beast, Kid realizes that his powers alone would not be enough to defeat Noah. Noah soon goes off about ruling everything when Kid proclaims that his way of ruling everything isn't beautiful but that the balance of things is beautiful. Thanking Liz and Patti for helping him and hoping to continue helping him in the future, Kid unleashes the power of the Sanzu Lines and utilizes the power of the Coffin Construction and the power of the Parent's Seven Rays to defeat Noah's most powerful beast he kept in his book. Kid finally destroys Noah, though Gopher manages to escape with the Book of Eibon.
Kid returned to the Death Room apologizing to his father for making him worry. Death did not mind it and was proud that Kid had connected two of the three Sanzu Lines telling him his true powers would awaken with time. Kid proceeded to explain what he believed Noah to be and described him as a Collecting Machine. Eventually, Death makes a reference to the Book of Eibon and causes Kid to believe he knew more than what he was letting on. After discussing the "Madness of Knowledge," Stein checks the body bag to confirm whether or not Tezca Tlipoca was really dead. Looking in the bag, everyone realized that Tezca Tlipoca tricked everyone and was still alive. Kid then comments on how he is a Death Scythe and that he doesn't believe that Tezca would go mad like Justin has. Kid later returns to the Lost Island, believing the real Eibon to be there. He does find the real Eibon who seems to know exactly what is bothering Kid: the Kishin, Brew, and his father's connection to madness. Eibon then tells Kid to follow him.
There is Someone to Admire
Kid just came back and they heard what had happened. Kim asked him if he could change his father's mind about Crona as they were controlled by Medusa and that to ask Maka and the others to kill them was a hasty decision. Kid said what Crona did was unforgivable. With all that happened, their disposal was inevitable. Black☆Star grabbed Kid and said that was he here to just say this boring stuff and Kid told him to let him finish. There isn't really an thing called an absolute "order". In his mind he was thinking about what Eibon has said. Harvar agreed with Kid. Even a cool-headed and rational guy like him (Harvard) can agree with this matter as everyone here has different ways of seeing things, but not everyone will agree together however in order to bring everyone together was "order". Even if this symbol is not followed, a Shinigami like Kid, doesn't side with this "order", humanity will be broken apart. However, not everyone agreed on this order to kill Crona, but his father wanted them to find an way to comfort someone who is not tied this "order" like them. No matter how low it is, they will have to move forward with this "order". Liz was proud of how much Kid has grown.
Stein asked Shinigami to remove Kid from the Spartoi's mission and to have him on the mission to suppress the Kishin. Death agreed, because since they were going to the Moon it would probably become a mid-air battle, and Kid's skateboard skills would come in handy. He also mentioned another reason Kid should go was because the battle was a battle to regain "order". Kid told Soul and Maka that those were the orders, so he couldn't go with them to save Crona. He told them that his father couldn't go to the Moon so he, as a Shinigami, had to fight in his father's place. Kid also said that it may be irresponsible of him, but he hoped that Maka would be able to stop Crona and that he was leaving them to her. Maka understood. Soul told Kid not to die on them as the mission to suppress the Kishin was much more dangerous than theirs. Kid replied that he wouldn't, because Black☆Star would hold a grudge against him if he did. Kid then went to tell Soul that he knew that Black☆Star was getting stronger and was the strongest in the DWMA, and that it was frustrating but Black☆Star had always had this feelings about him in the past. Kid mentioned that he, however, would not stop there and would surpass Black☆Star once again. Kid then told Soul to not tell Black☆Star, as that would make him cocky. Soul agreed, and he and Kid bumped fists. Kid paused and asked to do this with the left hand, and right. Soul sighed and said that Kid would never change.
Kid and the Thompson sisters go up on to the Moon to fight the Kishin, but are overpowered by the Clowns. Later, Kid was ordered to take part in the negotiation of the Witches.
Kid returns to Death City to fill in his father's request. He, Kim, Eruka, Free, Alisa and Lisa head to Witch City, only to be caught and put on trial. Kid pleas Mabaa to help the DWMA against Asura and his Clown army. When things didn't go as plan, he put his dignity on the line and begged her to help.
Sometime later, Kid returned alone to Death City and told his father he did what he could do. It's up to the Witches to decide. He then leaves to head back to the Moon to continue the battle.
While flying to the Moon, Azusa doubts the witches will help them given their history and pointed out that Kid is still a kid. He replied by saying if that the adult thinks, and then he rather be a "kid" forever. He told Azusa that if she doesn't have faith in the witches then have faith in him.
While then Kid goes back to earth to talk with his father and he tells him about how they need the witches help So he goes in to the witches realm and the great witch Maba after Kid begs finally decides to help. While when they go back up to the Moon Kid called for the witches help but then they didn't show up at first. Then a few moments later he thought they were not going to show up but believed they would and then they finally arrived to help them get to the Moon once again, escaping from the impending doom of the crashing ship, cause by Moonlight.
Dark Side of the Moon
When Free teleports everyone apart from the trio, Stein and Spirit to earth; the madness wavelength Crona is giving off is driving the weak minded insane. When people, like the other death scythes protest, Kid says he can't guarantee their safety and they are teleported from the moon.
Death the Kid landed on the moon just in time, as the Kishin appeared. Kid stated that it is the ultimate battle between order and madness. During the battle, Asura reveals he is Kid's older brother. The Shinigami doesn't believe Asura at first and further attacks him. Asura explains how they both came from a fragment of Shinigami's soul and how Kid was born incomplete (The three Lines of Sanzu aren't connected) because he was afraid he would turn out like him. Later, Kid decides he won't connect them because, as Asura states, a Kishin and a Shinigami would become an unstoppable force of madness. The trio look like they are going to be defeated by the Kishin. This is until Maka convinces him it won't happen as Kid has a heart of kindness and everyone else trusts him, like he trusted the witches. Kid then connects his third line as a test to see if he will turn out like his older brother. Shinigami's mask then cracks.
As Kid is about to connect his third line, a triple halo appears above Death. This halo closely resembles the lines on Kid's head. Once Kid connects all of his lines, Death falls to the ground only with a pile of his robe seen. After Kid awakens, his soul wavelength swells up to an enormous size that is about the size of Death's. In his true Shinigami form, he is seen in a black cape, with eye pupils and a collar resembling Death's mask. Kid's Lines of Sanzu remain visible above his head.
Afterwards, Kid feels an unnatural potential within him that he didn't feel before, and realizes it's a form of Madness that is the opposite of Asura's "Madness of Terror" called the "Madness of Order". While the Madness of Terror in Asura has is the power to make people lose their sense of humanity, the Madness of Order blocks senses altogether, and Kid smiles, realizing that his father didn't use that ability because he believed in humans, just as Kid himself did so with the Witches. He goes to finish the fight, with newfound faith, and newfound purpose. He aids Black Star in restraining Asura, which allows Maka to enter Asura's madness and save Crona from it. Crona then ultimately seals himself and Asura away in the black blood in the moon, defeating Asura.
After Kid helped Maka and Black Star defeat Asura, the trio return to Death City. Unable to sense his father's wavelength, he runs to the Death Room, to discover Excalibur is the only one present. The weapon explains to Kid that because of his transformation into a Shinigami, his father had passed away. As Kid, heartbroken, collapses before the cloak of his father, he asks whether he has killed his father—only for Excalibur to dropkick the new Lord Death. Excalibur lectures: “The rulers of old are gone. Now is the age for humans to shape the world.” Kid is the beginning of that shaping. Kid, although crying, forces himself to don his father’s cloak and promises to understand kindness, asking that his father watch over, he cannot concentrate as Excalibur rambles about the proper eating practices of yakinuku.
After being told by Spirit to take up the mantle of Death, Kid holds a ceremony a few weeks after the news of Death's passing announcing his desire to make the world a better place for humans. He takes up the mantle, and then requests Soul to join him as his new Death Scythe because Maka had turned him into one. In the last moments of the manga, Kid enjoys the celebration, especially upon discovering with his soul perception that Marie Mjolnir is pregnant with Stein's child, hence Kid has to be a good role model for a new generation of meisters and weapons.
Other Media Appearances
Death the Kid is a playable character in Soul Eater: Battle Resonance. He's a character playable at the very beginning and one of the three characters to play as in story mode. He uses the Demon Twin Guns, Liz and Patty, in battle and his signature fighting style, Death God Taijutsu. His special attacks include:
- "I am a Shinigami. A real god. And I deem your manner of ruling to be wrong, Noah! 'Everything in the world' you say? 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."
- "I don't deny evil. There is no one person without some evil in him. Everything is about balance. As long as "good" and "evil" are in perfect balance...there's no problem".
- "You disgust me!! I am a Shinigami!! I wil never give you freedom to kill!!"
- Death the Kid's missions prior to joining the student body of Death Weapon Meister Academy involved him investigating witch-related incidents in the place of his father.
- His name is a reference to "Billy the Kid", a gunfighter of the old west.
- His theme songs are "So crazy" and "Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang! Have a Nice Dream." His character song with Liz and Patty is "Sore ga Bokura no Michishirube".
- In both official popularity polls, Kid was voted the most popular character.
- He has a blood type-D.
- According to a data sheet, Death the Kid is 4' 9" during the NOT! Timeline.
|Fragment||Death the Kid • Asura|
|One-Star||Hero • Tom • Soul's admirer • Soul's proposer • CronaAnime|
|Two-Star||Black☆Star • Death the Kid • Kilik Rung • Maka Albarn • Ox Ford • Kim Diehl|
|Three-Star||Alexandre • Franken Stein • Sid Barett • Enrique • Zubaidah|
|One-Star||Tom's partner • RagnarokAnime|
|Two-Star||Elizabeth Thompson • Harvar D. Éclair • Patricia Thompson • Fire • Thunder • Soul "Eater" Evans • Tsubaki Nakatsukasa • Jacqueline O'Lantern Dupré|
|Three-Star||Mira Naigus • Spirit Albarn • Azusa Yumi • Tezca Tlipoca • Marie Mjolnir|
|Deceased (Three-Star)||Death • Feodor|
|Graduated||Joe Buttataki • Auntie|
|Deceased (Three-Star)||Tsar Pushka|
|Defection (Three-Star)||Justin Law|