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Мака Албан
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Maka Albarn

Информация
Японское имя マカ・アルバーン
Первое появления Глава 1
Эпизод 1
Классификация Повелитель оружия
Оружие Соул "Итер" Эванс
Сейю Дзюнко Такеучи (drama CD)

Чиаки Омигава

Мака Албан  —  ученица Шибусена, повелитель косы смерти Соула "Итера" Эванса. Она выступает как главный женский персонаж и одна из главных повелителей оружия в манге и аниме Пожиратель душ

Внешность Править

Мака по происхождению — японка.[1] Согласно словам Спирита маленькой Маке, она родилась в тот же день, когда младенец Блэк ☆ Стар попал в Шибусен. Значит, в первой части манги Маке было от 12 до 13 лет, и от 14 до 15 — во второй.

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Ее основной наряд состоит из черного тренчкота с широким развевающимся подолом (который постоянно изменяет свою форму в разных частях и манги и аниме), белой блузки, желтого жилета, красной юбки-шотландки, зеленого  галстука в белую полоску и черных ботинок с белыми пряжками. Во время работы с Соулом, Мака обычно надевает белые перчатки.

Волосы у нее пепельно-русого оттенка и всегда заправлены в хвостики. Хотя несколько раз, находясь дома, она просто распускала их  или носила пучок, а на официальные мероприятия делала укладку. У Маки большие зеленые глаза.

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Душа Маки

Ее душа оранжевого цвета и имеет хорошо узнаваемые хвостики. Некоторые комментарии Рагнарека и самой Маки наводят на мысль, что душа Маки довольно маленькая, особенно в сравнении с чьей-то, например, вроде Блэк ☆ Стара (хотя она значительно увеличивается в размерах после очередного возрастания силы). Во время Резонанса с Соулом, эти хвостики превращаются в крылья. Ее дыхание души принимает вид перьев. В отличие от Соула, Мака не обладает экспрессивной мимикой, за исключением особых ситуаций или если она находится под воздействием черной крови. В Черной комнате Соула на ней бывает надето черное платье с черными перчатками,черные туфли на невысокой шпильке, хвостики завязаны черными лентами.

Когда Мака присоединилась к Спарте ее одежда изменилась, хотя по-прежнему имела некоторое сходство с основным нарядом. Униформа теперь очень похожа на матроску японской школьницы, окрашенную в классические цвета Спарты: белая с голубым блузка, стилизованный под матроску воротник, красный галстук с закрученным розовым кончиком и короткая плиссированная голубая блузка. Вместе с этой униформой Мака надевает черные колготки и классические белые туфли, но перестала носить колготки несколько глав спустя. Как и при прежнем наряде, Мака носит длинный тренчкот, но белый вместо черного, с логотипом Спарты на левом плече, причем сейчас подол раздвоенный. Резинки на волосах похожи на маску Шинигами. Она также продолжает носить белые перчатки. 

В главе "Похоть" книги Эйбона Мака превращается в мальчика, сменив пол, как и другие члены Спарты. Среди всех персонажей, за исключением Кубков Огня и Грома, внешность Маки изменилась меньше всего: волосы стали короче, униформа превратилась в мужской костюм. После выхода из главы она начинает медленно превращаться обратно в девочку. Хвостики начинают выглядывать, хотя и остаются довольно короткими, униформа Спарты возвращается, только Мака продолжает носить брюки вместо юбки. Постепенно она принимает свой прежний внешний вид полностью.

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Мака родилась примерно в то же время, когда Блэк ☆ Стар был принят в Академию, что составляет приблизительно тринадцать лет до начала событий манги. Она, очевидно, знала Блэк ☆ Стара с самого раннего возраста. Отец и мать Маки были также партнерами по команде, повелителем и оружием. Имя матери так и осталось неназванным, известно только, что она была сильнейшим мастером косы, и именно под ее руководством Спирит стал косой смерти. 

Мака с самого детства хотела стать студенткой Шибусена. Когда она была маленькой, Спирит часто читал ей книги — это и привило ей любовь к чтению и книгам, которая сохранилась и до настоящего времени. Однако с малых лет Мака видела и понимала, что Спирит изменял ее матери, она до сих пор помнит каждый случай обмана, в результате чего у девочки развилась неприязнь к отцу и мужчинам вообще.  Ее родители развелись за месяц до начала событий в манге, и тогда Мака пообещала, что подобно маме, тоже создаст косу смерти, которая будет сильнее даже Спирита. 

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Как дочь нынешнего косы смерти и его бывшей супруги и повелителя в одном лице, Мака очень требовательная к себе. Она боготворит свою мать, и, как результат, испытывает антипатию к своему неверному отцу, как показано в аниме, когда она разговаривала с Хроной. Как бы это странно ни звучало, Мака говорит, что самое любимое ее воспоминание о маме — момент, когда та попросила у Спирита развода. Это потому, что Мака восхищается силой воли своей матери.

Мака любит читать, разгадывать кроссворды, а также прилежно учиться, чтобы всегда оставаться образцовым студентом. Ее очень часто можно увидеть с книгами, и, кажется, что она везде носит с собой одну из них, чтобы в случае необходимости применить знаменитую «Макину затрещину». Она опирается на книги чтобы понять многие вещи, и иногда этот факт становится объектом для шуток и поддразниваний со стороны Соула, который называет Маку книжным червем. Похоже, она предпочитает проводить свободное время дома, читая или делая уроки. Она говорит, что пишет стихи когда чувствует беспокойство. Соул считает ее упрямой, безрассудной, угрюмой и чуть что прибегающей к насилию. Но эти черты можно отнести к Маке только тогда, когда она расстроена несерьезным поведением своего оружия или когда он не следует ее командам. На самом деле Мака очень смелая, умная, уверенна в себе и ответственна. В 70-й главе Соул называет ее отаку, и это вполне вероятно может быть правдой, так как в ответ она бросает традиционную фразу из RPG. Несмотря на ее взрослое и серьезное поведение, она иногда демонстрирует детские девчачьи черты (в аниме она скрывает, что любит песню под названием "Танец Пон-Пон" ).

Она также может быть очень внимательной, доброй и сострадательной, особенно по отношению к Хроне. Ей свойственен энтузиазм, но иногда он заходит слишком далеко и временами переходит во властность. Хотя, по истечению времени, она может признать свои ошибки и извиниться. Как пример, ситуация когда она с трудом установила Резонанс Душ с Блэк ☆ Старом, потому что не могла соединиться с его слишком сильной душой. В конце концов, она поняла, что на самом деле сама была виновата, пытаясь подстроить дыхание души Блэк ☆ Стара под себя, вместо того, чтобы просто принять его таким, какой он есть. Так, она просит Блэк ☆ Стара, чтобы он вернул ей тот удар, которым она его «наградила» некоторое время назад, разозлившись на критические замечания. Перед этим, Мака призналась, что была эгоистична, желая стать сильнее без Соула, чтобы она могла защищать свое оружие, так как винила себя в его последних ранениях.

Она добра и заботлива к свои друзьям. Ее желание помочь не ограничивается только близкими ей людьми, она поддержит каждого, кто в этом нуждается. Она не колеблясь делает все, чтобы помочь товарищам, и так же не колеблясь может привести их в чувство, если они делают что-то неуместное. Мака придает большое значение безопасности своих друзей, часто ставя их защищенность выше своей. Она не хотела использовать Соула как щит, чтобы скрыться от атак Хроны, несмотря на то, что без этого могла умереть. Соул вынужден был намеренно заслонить Маку. После этого случая она все равно продолжает чувствовать вину и упрекает себя за его ранения. Другой пример — то как она добровольно отдалась черной крови, рискуя собственным разумом и жизнью, просто для того, чтобы понять Хрону лучше и помочь Хроне избавиться от депрессии, одиночества и изоляции.

Как правило Мака внимательна и сосредоточена, в отличие от Кида, у которого на пути встает обсессивно-компульсивное расстройство  и Блэк ☆ Стара, которому часто мешает его высокомерие. Таким образом, она является самой надежной из трио и несмотря на то, что не такая сильная как парни в бою, была назначена Штейном лидером группы.

Хотя Мака обычно уверена в себе, она может быть крайне чувствительной и эмоциональной, если кто-нибудь насмехается над ее способностями. Она плачет и убегает от остальных на время, когда Блэк ☆ Стар оскорбительно заявил, что ее силы являются той причиной, по которой он не может завершить Резонанс Душ. Она отошла от обиды, когда поговорила с Цубаки. Мака признала, что Блэк ☆ Стар и Дэс Кид сильнее в бою. Может быть, именно поэтому она не сдается в сражениях, даже когда сталкивается с врагами, превосходящими ее, потому как хочет доказать самой себе и другим, что она может быть такой же сильной как и они. Несмотря на то, что на поле битвы Мака уступает по силе, ее высоко ценят и уважают большинство ее коллег-повелителей и учителей Академии за вежливость, ум, доброту, ответственность и скромность, а также способность признавать свои ошибки и учиться на них.

Очень храбрая, она охотно бросается на любого врага, независимо от того, насколько он силен. Она решительна в схватке, никогда не опускает руки, даже когда шансов на победу немного. Она демонстрирует пугающую дикость и напористость, не боясь бить оппонентов прямо в лицо (что делает очень часто). Во время боя с Фри, она атакует даже без оружия в руках. В битве она иногда может потерять контроль над своими обычно стабильными эмоциями особенно когда расстроена, что Соул не следует ее планам. В бою она предпочитает полагаться на логику, желая иметь разработанный план. Тем не менее, по мере развития сюжета манги, Мака временами становится более безрассудной, вступая в бой безо всякой стратегической подготовки, действуя уже непосредственно по ситуации. Это обычно происходит во время столкновений с Медузой, так как Мака ненавидит ведьму за то, что она сделала с Хроной.

Мака глубоко уважает своих наставников, учителей вроде Штейна, и, как правило, никогда не отказывается следовать приказам Шибусена. На самом деле, она даже не убила Гофера за попытку атаки, так как он не находится в списке розыска. Она любит рассматривать себя в качестве примерно студента, соблюдающего правила Шибусена.

Однако были и такие моменты, когда она была не уверена, что ей делать: повиноваться Шибусену или поступать так, как считает правильным. Это больше всего было заметно в аниме, когда Мака пребывала в растерянности — следовать ли за Шибусеном или пойти помочь Хроне и Мари спасти Штейна. После того как Соул уговаривает ее сделать то, что по ее мнению будет верным, Мака заставляет себя взять инициативу в свои руки дойдя до того, что полностью игнорирует правила и распоряжения, атакует Медузу, хотя знает, что Шибусен пообещал не трогать ведьму. Позже она призналась Асуре, что пыталась подчиняться приказам и установкам, чтобы угодить другим, но, в конце концов поняла, что будет делать то, что считает правильным, даже если это иногда противоречит Шибусену. В манге она нарушает школьные правила, используя свидетельство своего отца, чтобы получить доступ к запрещенным книгам из библиотеки, хотя она искренне извиняется за это. Единственная причина, по которой она это сделала, было желание помочь Киду и Хроне, узнав больше информации о Медузе.

Когда она меняет пол в главе «Похоть» книги Эйбона, ее личность немного меняется, соответствуя больше мужскому характеру. Она остается серьезной, но к тому же становится более критичной и хмурой. Одно из больших изменений — это ее слабость к женщинам, схожая с Соулом. Когда появляется суккуб у Маки начинается неконтролируемое кровотечение из носа. Ее изначальный характер возвращается при выходе из главы.

Когда Маке сказали, что у ее души форма Григори, она очень хотела, чтобы Соул называл ее ангелом, и раздражалась, когда он не соглашался с этим. Она нетерпима к неподходящему поведению Соула, обрушивая на него «Макину затрещину» если он делает что-то извращенное (даже если не он инициатор. А именно, он часто получает «Макину затрещину» если Блэр прижимается и пристает к нему.

Незначительные темные наклонности выявляются в ее характере, когда она пользуется статусом своего отца, злоупотребляя его полномочиями как косы смерти или намеренно заставляя его чувствовать себя неудобно или подавлено. Но несмотря на ее стереотипы о мужчинах, Мака уважает Штейна и заботится о Соуле и других друзьях мужского пола, хотя у нее и бывают разногласия с ними время от времени.

Доктор Штейн увидел ее душу и сказал, что Мака «целеустремленная и волевая», в контрасте с «небрежной и заносчивой» душой Соула. Так как она достаточно зрелая и серьезная, ее часто беспокоит ребячливое поведение остальных. Из-за этого Блэк ☆ Стар иногда специально делает что-нибудь несерьезное, чтобы разозлить Маку. Также ее злит кокетливый характер Блэр, наверное потому, что это опять же напоминает ей своего отца, постоянно изменяющего и флиртующего с женщинами. Но позже она принимает поведение людей и понимает, что она не должна понимать или поучать их, а просто принимать друзей такими, какие они есть.

Характер Маки во многом схож с характером ее матери, так говорили несколько разных людей. Доктор Штейн рассказал, как она напоминает свою маму и что он видит в Маке большой потенциал. Сходство Маки с характером матери в дальнейшем доказано, когда Хрона спрашивает Маку какая она, и Мака отвечает: «Она сильная и вспыльчивая, и тебе лучше не попадаться на ее пути, когда она злится, но в то же время она искренняя, добросердечная и преданная». Эти черты также лучше всего описывают Маку.

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Физические способности: Хотя Мака не очень сильна в ближнем бою, как Блэк Стар или Дэс Кид, она показывала хорошую физическую подготовку на протяжении всех серий. Она способна поднять и использовать в бою косу с легкостью. Используя косу в бою, Мака достаточно хорошо управляется с косой, и способна прорваться через тела врага. Её атаки достаточно сильны. Кроме силы, Мака показала свою гибкость и рефлексы. Это видно, когда она сражается с Сидом. During this battle, she was able to quickly maneuver around Sid's Living End and deliver a strong leg drop with little space--once again touching upon her strength. Her athleticism is noted amongst the females, as Patty's unarmed close-combat abilities are compared to that of Maka's; this is proven as Maka has skillfully employed hand-to-hand combat with her scythe wielding. She is quite a fast runner too, being able to run 100 meters in 8.92 seconds. In the anime, she presents good speed, agility and stamina, as she is shown to run up walls, jump from tree to tree, and run for incredibly long distances. Despite her renowned athleticism, she can be incompetent in sports such as basketball as she has no idea how to play them. She wields Soul's scythe form with great proficiency and skill. However, her skills in handling a scythe are called into question while in the Envy Chapter of the Book of Eboni, but her performance seen in “Soul Eater Not!” contradicts this. She is also rather adaptable in combat, as she quickly and effortlessly switches to aerial combat when she activates her Grigori Soul.

Soul Perception: This unique ability allows a person to 'perceive' the souls of living people. Maka first activates this ability during her battle against Stein. As the series progressed, she is able to use the ability at will, being able to quickly detect multiple souls from a distance. When compared to most Soul Perception users, Maka's Soul Perception is especially sensitive, earning her the nickname, 'the Human Radar' by Black☆Star. She is usually among the first to recognize a person or a Witch's presence. She reacts immediately to a Witch's Soul Wavelength and can sense people around her even when they are hiding. It has progressed to the point where she can distinguish between a normal, human soul and a Witch Soul. She can also identify a person she knows by only looking at their soul. Her Soul Perception is very powerful, being able to spread over a great distance and making her more efficient in combat as she can sense her enemy's presence. Because her Soul Perception will probably reach the level of Joe Buttataki's where she can identify a Witch with Soul Protect on, she is currently targeted by evil forces. Justin Law once attempts to assassinate Maka but is stopped by Stein and Marie. Maka's Soul Perception's range is the most impressive trait, when accompanied with Soul, Maka was able to scan the entire world and even the moon.

Anti-Demon Wavelength: Maka's soul carries an Anti-Demon Wavelength. This Wavelength acts as a powerful barrier against insanity and darkness. This Wavelength is also carried over to her attacks, which serve to be very effective against Witches or any individual harboring madness or dark powers. Using the purification effect of her Anti-Demon Wavelength in her attacks, she can even take on an Immortal. This Anti-Demon Wavelength, coupled with her sensitive Soul Perception ability, makes Maka a huge threat to the Kishin and Witches; attempts to kill her are from both Medusa, in the name of Witches, and Justin, in the name of Asura. In the English dub of the anime, it is called an Exorcism Wavelength or an Anti-Magic Wavelength. She can Resonate with others who are about to be pulled into madness, and restore their sanity. She can do this through acts of physical contact, such as holding hands, or by embracing someone.

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Black Blood: Through Soul, Maka can temporarily use Black Blood, an insanity facilitator. Under the effects of the Black Blood for the first time, Maka forgoes her normal personality in lieu of a more crazed, bloodthirsty persona. Due to the Black Blood hardening within her body, she is able to gain an immunity against slash and crush attacks and also acquires superior strength. Later on in the series, when Soul and Maka perform Soul Resonance, Soul inadvertently activates the Black Blood. This time, however, he has more control over this and, instead of Maka becoming a lunatic, she dons a dress made of Black Blood. The only service this dress has given is acting as a durable armor towards attacks. The Black Blood however cannot seem to permanently infect her like with Soul because of her Anti-Demon Wavelength.

Grigori Soul: Maka has a Grigori Soul, a rare type of soul that only one in fifty million people possess. Grigori Souls have wings, which gives the person the ability to fly. Maka does this by creating wings on her partner, Soul, while he is in Weapon form. It is unclear whether it possesses any other ability besides flying. The strength of her Grigori Soul may differ from Gopher's, since she needs Soul to create her wings, whilst Gopher can create his wings on his person without a partner.

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Weapon Gene: In the anime only, it is shown that Maka has inherited the Weapon blood from her father, Spirit. In the last episode of the anime, Maka's dormant 'Weapon blood' from her father is awakened while unconscious, producing blades from various limbs and proving to be a very intimidating opponent in battle. She can also produce any amount of blades of any size. Although Maka has only used her 'Weapon Blood' in the anime, it is possible she might use it in the manga as well.

As of the official ending of the manga, no indication has been given that Maka actually possess this ability.

Courage: Another thing that makes Maka strong against insanity is her courage. Although most people who face fear do so out of recklessness, Maka has the courage in order to take in and understand fear and insanity, and fight against it. Her courage allows her to break out of insanity-induced spells. Also, she can use Chain Resonance with people who are using Madness Release to make themselves more powerful and use her courage to act as a support for the others so they do not fall too deep into the madness.

TechniquesПравить

Stand Alone Techniques

  • Maka Chop: Maka often uses this attack on people who annoy her, always males and normally Soul, who annoy her in some way. She has also used it on Black☆Star. She takes a book out of nowhere and hits the offender in question on the head, the head splitting down the middle with the boy chastised. Maka also sometimes uses it twice in sequence, resulting in the victim doubly in pain. This ability is baffling in that Maka oftentimes doesn't have a book with her and is simply shown holding a book after hitting the person. The person always recovers by the next scene.

Soul Resonance Techniques

  • Witch-Hunt Slash: is a Soul Resonance attack used by Maka. The move turns the blade of Soul's weapon form into a crescent moon shape. Normally the Witch-Hunt Slash is used to send a single wave attack along the ground towards the enemy but there are other variations of the move. The attack also has a purifying effect which makes it an effective move to use even against immortal opponents.
  • Majin Hunt*: is advanced version of Maka's Witch-Hunt Slash and is said to be "the witch hunt that surpasses the witch hunt". In place of the previous version's purifying effect, the Majin Hunt carries an "Demon-Repelling Wavelength" that erases evil. As the Witch-Hunt Slash is capable of harming an immortal, it is implied that the Majin Hunt is strong enough to kill one.
  • Kishin Hunt: is the most advanced Witch-Hunt technique to appear in the series, it - like Majin Hunt - made use of the Anti-Demon Wavelength and was capable of (as the name implies) even injuring the Kishin Asura. This attack was shown in chapter 111 of the manga and its appearance greatly differs from that of the anime.

Отношения Править

Благодаря общительному характеру Маку любят в Шибусене, и ее уникальные таланты и решимость руководство Академии тоже ценит. У нее иногда случаются конфликты с друзьями по причине своего же упрямства, но каждый в глубине души видит в ней близкого друга, на которого всегда можно положиться. Она никогда не испытывает трудностей в умении находить новых друзей. Единственные люди, которые ей не нравятся — те, которые совершают аморальные поступки. Мака не любит Медузу и Рагнарёка за то, что они испытывают удовольствия от страданий и мучений других людей (в частности Хрону), и своего отца за склонность к изменам. Ко всему прочему Мака часто становится главной мишенью для врагов, которые рассматривают ее способности как угрозу.



Роль в истории Править

PrologueПравить

The series begins when Maka and Soul Eater are soul hunting at night in the dark streets when they cross paths with Jack the Ripper and engage him in a battle, in which they are victorious. After defeating the Evil human, Soul eats Jack the Ripper's soul, the souls of Evil humans being necessary for Soul's possible upgrade to Death Scythe. Since this is their ninety-ninth Evil human soul, Maka is very close in making Soul into a Death Scythe.

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They contact Shinigami and are informed that Soul Eater must consume a single Witch Soul before he can be upgraded into a Death Scythe (Witch Souls being the hardest to obtain). Shinigami reminds them that if they consume a soul that is not a Witch Soul, they will have to start collecting ninety-nine Evil human souls all over again. During the conversation between them and Shinigami, Spirit, Maka's father, also appears, and warns Soul to keep his hands off of his daughter. Soul replies coolly that he is not interested in girls like Maka who lack physical attractiveness, which enrages both Maka and Spirit. Spirit tries to be friendly towards his daughter, who rejects him almost immediately, much to his despair.

Maka and Soul's quest for the Witch Soul takes them to a pumpkin-shaped house which they believe to be home to Blair the Witch, a woman with purple hair and magical powers. Although Maka tries to have Soul follow a set plan, her partner disobeys her and crashes through the window of Blair's house, eager for his next meal. However, he finds out that he had crashed into her bathroom, and that Blair is having a bath, and he ends up getting a nosebleed after landing into the bath with Blair. Maka, angered by his actions, kicks him across the bathroom before confronting Blair. They try to fight Blair, but she easily blows them away with her Halloween Cannon. The pair try fighting her again numerous times, but their plans usually end with Blair using her Halloween Cannon on them, or by sneaking up on Soul and giving him a nosebleed again.

Finally, they are able to engage Blair in a proper battle. Maka, now annoyed with Soul's constant nosebleeds, argues with him, which prompts Blair to ask Soul to become her Weapon instead, since she will not complain at him at all. Maka tells her to stay away from Soul and that he is her partner. However, Soul is silent throughout the battle after Blair's proposal, not responding to Maka. When she starts struggling in holding her own against Blair, Soul suddenly declares himself as Blair's new partner, saying that he prefers Blair because she is physically superior to Maka. Maka at first believes that Blair had put a spell on Soul, but soon realizes and is deeply upset. However, she then sees that Soul is only tricking Blair, and using the opportunity, the two manage to defeat her. Maka thanks Soul as he devours his final soul, and prepares to become a Death Scythe.

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However, all he manages is a belch, much to Maka's disgust. To their horror, they find that Blair is not a Witch, but a mere cat with magic powers. They find that they must start their soul hunting all over again. Forlorn, the two ride away on Soul's motorbike, with Blair following. Maka asks her why she is still alive, and Blair replies that cats have more than one soul, and that
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Maka and Soul had only succeeded in getting one of them. Maka crossly tells the cat to stop following them and asks her why she is still alive. Blair replies that cats have more than one souls, which enables her to come back to life after being defeated.

Supplementary LessonsПравить

Maka and Soul, resuming their soul hunting, defeat and acquire the soul of the Evil human, Rasputin. The morning after, Maka walks in Soul's room to find him with Blair, who had snuck up on him. Misunderstanding the situation, Maka kicks Soul out of the window in fury. Later, at school, Soul tells her of a rumor that had been going around recently. Their homeroom teacher, Sid Barett had been missing and rumors had gone around that he might be a zombie attacking students. Maka is frightened by Soul Eater's retelling of the stories but tries to write them off as meaningless rumors. Much to Maka's dismay, her father becomes a temporary replacement for their homeroom teacher. However, the two are sent to the Death Room to see Shinigami. On the way, they meet Black☆Star and Tsubaki, who had also being called to the Death Room.

Shinigami, upon meeting them, informs them that they all must take extra lessons. Maka is shocked by this, thinking that extra lessons are only for idiots; however, she is soon demoralized when she is told that she has acquired a low number of souls as of now. Shinigami informs them to go after Sid, who had indeed been turned into a zombie, and find who had turned him into one. If they do not succeed, all four of them will be expelled.

The four decide to go to Sid's grave in Hook Cemetery to start their investigation. Maka is still too depressed to care because of her having to take extra lessons. However, she soon readies herself as Sid attacks them. A battle soon ensues between the students and teacher. This fight is the first time in which Maka uses Soul Resonance and her Witch-Hunt Slash attack, resulting in a near-death experience for Black☆Star after she missteps and incorrectly aims. Maka and Soul argue as to who botched up the Resonance. Black☆Star ends up catching Sid using Tsubaki in Weapon form (unintentionally catching Maka and Soul too, much to their chagrin). In trying to get Sid to tell them who had made him into a zombie, Black☆Star flips Tsubaki's skirt, revealing her underwear. Sid relents and says that is was Stein who had made him into a zombie, but refuses to tell them where he is. Soul, refusing to give up, flips Maka's skirt also, covering his eyes. To Maka's annoyance, Sid shows no reaction towards her. She ends up giving Black☆Star, Sid and Soul a Maka Chop and Sid ends up telling them where Stein is.

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The four then proceed to Stein's lab to encounter and deal with the source of the problem. After a rather bemusing introduction, it is concluded that the only way to resolve the issues is to defeat Stein. It is only when the fight begins that Stein reveals just why he had earned his reputation as a strong fighter, by easily taking on the team single handed, intimidating Maka and apparently 'killing' Black☆Star. Maka rightfully begins to fear Stein and this is only furthered when she observes his far stronger soul, using Soul Perception for the first time. It appears that she is frozen by her fear, but Soul manages to encourage her to fight him, saying that just because she had seen his soul, she has not seen the future. The two attack again and successfully Resonate and connect their Witch Hunt. Unfortunately Stein is still able to overpower the attack, leaving Maka barely conscious on the ground. Before Stein can grab her however, Soul appears and crouches over Maka, telling him that he will not let him hurt his Meister. Stein, pleased by Soul's bravery, gives him a pass point, and Stein reveals that the lesson has now ended. Everyone finds out that Black☆Star is actually alive and that this was all a part of the extra lesson, much to Maka's despair. From this point onwards Stein becomes Maka's teacher. Maka, horrified, actually starts to want her father to be her teacher instead.

The New Student and Soul ObservationПравить

Maka is seen in class watching the new teacher, Stein; prepare to dissect an endangered bird on the brink of extinction. Tsubaki wonders where Black☆Star and Soul had got to, and Maka jokingly replies that the two may as well become partners since their attitudes are almost the same, which provokes a shocked Tsubaki to object rather violently towards her. Two students then notice Soul and Black☆Star about to battle somebody outside. Maka tells Stein that, when two Meisters fight on school grounds, one staff member has to foresee it. With that said, Stein brings Tsubaki and Maka with him. They find that Soul and Black☆Star are fighting Death the Kid and his partners, who had just enrolled into the DWMA.

Outside, Stein teaches Maka about matching Soul Wavelengths with one's partner(s). Maka witnesses the perfect Resonance between Kid and his Weapons and the imperfect Resonance between Soul and Black☆Star, using her newly acquired Soul Perception. She watches in dismay as the helpless pair fail to act as a Meister and Weapon and end up being defeated by Death the Kid after trying to execute a sneak attack. However, Black☆Star and Soul win by default as Kid then loses consciousness after coughing up blood. Maka explains that Soul's sneak attack earlier had cut Kid's bangs, making them asymmetrical, and he had fainted because he had just noticed this. She approaches a battered Soul, and gently scolds him for picking pointless fights, which had been what Soul had told her once before. Soul laughs and admits that he had been 'not cool.' The two agree that Black☆Star can only be partners with Tsubaki. Maka and Soul agree to work together again as they reconcile.

When Death comes to pick up his son, Kid, Maka takes the opportunity to see his soul. She, however cannot see it and leaves it at that. What she does not know, however, is that the reason she cannot see Death's soul is because it covers the entirety of Shibusen.

Demon Sword RagnarokПравить

Maka and Soul go on a mission in Italy. After a run-in with the Materazzi (shown in the anime), the two successfully defeat and acquire the soul of Sonson J.. After a brief conversation with Soul, Maka detects an unusual soul within a church and decides to investigate, believing it to be another Meister and Weapon. She detects the souls of the Materazzi, but to her shock, all of their souls disappear in an instant, as if they have been devoured. The two ride to the church on Soul's motorbike, and enter the building.

The two do encounter a Meister and Weapon: Crona and his/her Weapon partner that shares a symbiotic relationship with him/her, Ragnarok. It is revealed that they had killed all the people present, and they then proceed to attack Maka and Soul. Maka and Soul put up a good fight but are overpowered due to the abilities of Crona's Black Blood. Maka worries about Soul as she realizes that Crona can hurt him, even in Weapon form. However, Soul tells her to keep using him, as he is prepared to die for his Meister. However, Maka is cornered, and is reluctant to use Soul to block one of Crona's blows.

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Soul transforms into human form and shields her from the blow, acquiring a large scar across his chest. Maka, deeply upset over Soul's sacrifice, refuses to leave him behind as he tells her to escape before losing consciousness. However, the two are saved by Spirit and Stein. Stein assures that he will do what he can to save Soul before fighting Crona and Ragnarok. Maka watches the two battle and eventually they are successful in defeating Crona and Ragnarok, but the sudden appearance of a Witch, Medusa, allows Crona to escape.

Maka, deeply worried about Soul, waits for Stein to finish operating on him outside the dispensary back at Shibusen. When Stein allows her to see him, she tearfully stands at his bedside, promising Soul to become stronger in order to not let him get hurt again. Black☆Star and Tsubaki then enter to comfort her. Black☆Star tries to wake Soul up (rather violently), prompting Maka to give him a Maka Chop. They are soon also met by Medusa (who is disguised as the school nurse) with Spirit who tries to flirt with her (Maka also gives him a Maka Chop). Medusa cheers Maka up by telling her that she will definitely become stronger. Unbeknownst to Maka, Soul's bloodstream is invaded by Black Blood during the fight against Crona and Ragnarok.

SeikenПравить

Maka is next to Soul when he wakes up from a terrible dream, and tries to comfort him. Later on, Maka asks if she can do anything for Soul; Soul replies with a no. Maka is noticeably saddened by this. Soul tries to cheer her up by saying it is his fault that he is in this condition. This only saddens her more as he makes her leave. Outside of Soul's room, Maka's father asks her to come up to the roof with him.

Up on the roof, Spirit tries to cheer up Maka, which proves fruitless. Maka asks Spirit what he thinks of her mother. When Spirit replies that he loves her, Maka asks why he cheated on her all the time. Spirit tries to run away by asking her if she wants to head back. Maka says they just got there.

Later on, Maka asks Spirit about the Kishin. He then explains the origins of the first one, Asura.

After Black☆Star and Kid's meeting with Excalibur, Maka, along with Soul who had recovered, shows them a large bouquet of flowers Excalibur had left for them in their classroom, and a message to them that he will be waiting for them.

Uncanny SwordПравить

Maka is seen with Soul, Shinigami, Stein, Kid, Liz and Patti in the Death Room, welcoming Black☆Star and Tsubaki back from their successful mission against Masamune. Maka congratulates the two and is seen watching as Black☆Star attempts to use Tsubaki's new Uncanny Sword form, but fails as it is still too powerful for him.

The Soul that PersistedПравить

Maka, witnessing Stein give Black☆Star a way to make his soul stronger in order for him to wield Tsubaki's Uncanny Sword form, tells Stein to give her training as well. She is told by Stein to find a way to make herself stronger in her own unique way like Black☆Star does. Afterward, she goes to visit Soul to remind him of the party being thrown for Black☆Star and Tsubaki's first soul as well as Soul coming out of the hospital. She shows signs of distress upon seeing Soul's scar that he obtained from protecting her, and continues to blame herself.

During the party, Maka senses Witches in Death City, which are Eruka and Mizune fighting against Medusa. Maka reaches the spot at the same time Dr. Stein did and both see Medusa, who is disguised as the school's nurse. After the three talk about the possible culprit, Soul appears, worried about Maka since she just ran off. The worried Soul makes Maka realize that she must accept what had happened to Soul and work hard not to get him hurt again. Maka then places her hand on Soul's chest, much to his surprise, and tells Stein she has found a way to make her soul stronger.

ExperimentПравить

Maka decides that due to their previous encounter, both she and Soul should undergo special training with Stein to become stronger but the two end up arguing between themselves. Soul is reluctant to become more powerful because of his dreams of Little Demon, but does not tell Maka this, which only frustrates her as she wants to become stronger. The falling-out has the effect of de-synchronizing the Soul Wavelength bond between them. Their conflict goes on even when they are at home, with Maka refusing to cook dinner for him.

The next mission takes Maka to London, along with Soul, Black☆Star and Tsubaki. Soul and Maka ignore each other. However, they encounter Free, the immortal werewolf, on Tower Bridge. A battle between Free and the group begins on the bridge, with Eruka watching from the sidelines while having her vision linked with Medusa. Black☆Star is soon knocked unconscious as he uses Tsubaki's Uncanny Sword form for too long (he still cannot wield it for more than ten seconds). Due to the uneasiness present between Soul and Maka, she is unable to wield him as Soul's Weapon form burns her hands with Soul protecting her in human form. When this proves to be ineffective she makes the decision to use Soul at the cost of burning her hands. Because she cannot wield Soul correctly, she ends up fighting wildly and ineffectively, being constantly hit by Free's attacks. Maka and Soul end up fighting, and Maka asks Soul if he still wants to become stronger. Reminded of Little Demon tempting him to use Black Blood again, Soul loses his temper and shouts at her.

Tsubaki then intervenes, much to the pair's surprise, and angrily tells them to listen to each other instead of argue. In the end, she resolves to become stronger alongside Soul. The two resolve their issues by listening to and understanding each other's opinions, allowing them to Resonate once again. Because of the high level of Resonance, the Black Blood spreads to Maka and Soul has difficulty controlling himself, as he almost consumes her soul. However, he manages to control it. They use Witch-Hunt Slash and are able to cut off a part of Free's tail (with Maka head-butting Soul in order for the attack to go through) and slightly scratch his arm and torso. Following this attack, Maka throws Soul aside and tackles Free and pushes him off the bridge in order to defeat him. He tries to take her with him but Soul manages to grab her ankle to prevent her from falling and Black☆Star cuts off Free's hand by throwing Tsubaki in Shuriken form, saving Maka and ending the battle. When the two are safe, Soul states that since Maka's hands are burned, he would have to make dinner for a while, to which Maka smiles. She then coughs up some blood, which is black.

Written ExamПравить

An important test is coming up that is said to predict the creation of a Death Scythe by whoever earns the highest test score. Maka vows to climb to the top of her class as her mother did. Back at her home, Maka prepares to study.

During test day, Maka manages to answer every question, including the trick questions.

In the end, Maka had scored a perfect hundred, beating the previous winner Ox by one point — potentially due to her understanding of the trick question Stein had placed on the test.

Back at home, Maka looks through an old picture album of her and her father with Soul. Blair soon comes in and hands her a gift from Spirit, a bag with sexy lingerie — shrunk to Maka's size after being bought by Blair for herself instead of the book Spirit had asked her to buy for Maka — and a card, which read, "Congratulations! You must have studied really hard. I got you this present so that you can have some fun!-From Papa." Maka, who was enraged at this, remarked that how could she have any fun and that she disliked her father. Her father was standing at a balcony, wondering if Maka was happy with the present.

Black DragonПравить

Maka pays a visit to Medusa in order to get a blood test, concerned of her condition after coughing up Black Blood in her battle with Free. However, both to Maka and Medusa's surprise (Medusa had seen Maka cough up Black Blood, surveying the battle with Eruka) there is no trace of Black Blood in her body. Medusa gives Maka some medicinal herbs in hopes of strengthening the Black Blood, and then asks Maka on how Soul is doing. She tells her how Soul had told her of his dreams, and that he had been quite distressed. Maka is shocked as she had not heard this from Soul and tries to hide her anger towards her partner as she excuses herself. She crossly decides to confront him when she gets home. However, on the way, she meets Stein, who, suspicious of Medusa, takes the medicine she had received from her.

Foundation Day EveПравить

Maka and friends arrive at the DWMA commemoration party. During the party, she sees Soul alone outside and tries to talk to Soul about any of his problems, with little effect. Annoyed that Soul had told Medusa of his dreams and not her, Maka tries to change the mood and asks Soul to dance with her. Soul declines this offer, and when Spirit arrives, asking his daughter to dance with him, Soul persuades her to do so, much to her dismay. However, Maka leaves some food behind from the buffet for Soul.

The party is interrupted when Medusa and her group begin to trap everyone in order for them to awake the Kishin. To prevent Medusa's group from awakening the Kishin, Asura, Sid is able to send Maka, Soul, Black☆Star, Tsubaki, Death the Kid, Liz, Patti, Stein and Spirit, underground to defend the school. Once underground, Stein tells them of how Medusa is planning to reawaken the Kishin that is sealed beneath Shibusen, and offers everyone a chance to back out of the upcoming battle. Along with everyone else, Maka declines and prepares herself, changing from her dress to her usual uniform, donning her trench coat.

The Eve's Fight to the DeathПравить

Whilst on the way to stop Medusa, Maka senses a Wavelength that deeply disturbs her: that of her father. Spirit joins the group after he had also escaped from Free's Spatial Magic, much to Maka's annoyance.

They soon encounter Medusa. Black☆Star and Death the Kid, with their partners, run past Medusa. Maka also does so, by taking a risky path right through the blind spot of Medusa's attacks. She manages to pass through, and Stein stays behind with Spirit to battle Medusa.

Maka and Soul soon catch up with Black☆Star and Tsubaki, who are about to battle Crona. Although Stein had told Black☆Star and Tsubaki to fight Crona, Maka disobeys orders and tells Black☆Star to go on as she will fight Crona to avenge Soul. She expresses more confidence in the battle, and manages to aggravate Crona, and tells Ragnarok after he insults her that she is pleased that he is now treating her as an enemy rather than a meal. However, Crona still proves to be more powerful than her, countering her Witch Hunt with Screech Alpha. After seeing Crona gain the upper hand in their fight, Maka overhears Soul and Little Ogre and meets with Soul in the Black Room. Soul, shocked, thinks she is only a mere illusion that Little Ogre had created, but a Maka Chop from her shows him that she is real, and that they can converse to each other because their souls are in Resonance. The two dance together in the Black Room, and Maka tells him that she had heard Little Ogre after the Black Blood had temporarily infected her during the fight against Free, and urges him to accept his bargain for power when it appears to be their only chance of victory during their second battle against Crona. She tells him that she might gain more understanding of Crona's Soul Wavelength if she falls into the same sort of madness as him/her.

Soul appears reluctant, but he finally agrees, promising Maka that he will bring her back no matter how deep she sinks into madness. During this battle, the Black Blood causes Maka to fall into a crazed state of delirium, while Soul Eater holds on to both of their sanities, drowning in the darkness he refers to as madness. Because of the Black Blood hardening within her body, she is able to gain an immunity against slash and
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crush attacks and also acquires superior strength, quickly overpowering Crona. While in this state, Maka is not only quite crazy but also quite silly, as her movements, behavior, and her fighting style change drastically, and she resembles a state of inebriation. Her drastic behavior is clearly indicated by her swaying, constant giggling, and attempt to devour Crona's head. The true Maka is embarrassed by her actions, but Soul reassures her that her current state is no different as to how she usually acts. Soul tells her to quickly find Crona's soul. After passing by her own soul and her partner's soul, she sees Crona's soul. Whilst her physical self is crazily attacking him/her, her mental self manages to see into Crona's soul.
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Later in their fight, she begins to understand Crona's soul and realizes that Crona has always lacked any sort of close relationship with anyone, not even with his/her mother, Medusa. As Soul manages to pull her out of the madness, Maka puts Soul aside, much to his surprise, walks calmly through Crona's Bloody Needle attacks (getting stabbed a few times in the process, although the Black Blood still manages to protect her) and embraces Crona, subduing him/her, stopping his/her rampage. Their fight ends with Maka asking to become Crona's friend. Crona starts to cry and decides to help Maka. Ragnarok, however, is displeased, and attacks Maka, which Soul and Crona try to prevent. Maka and Soul leave him/her behind to deal with the furious Ragnarok and help Black☆Star and the others stop the release of the Kishin.

On the way, Soul is concerned for Maka's wounds she had received, but Maka realizes that the Black Blood had healed them. However, she sees that her Black Blood is no longer in her body, and wonders why. However, she has no time to think as she senses Asura being released. She rushes to stop Asura. Despite her effort Asura is still released, but Maka still tries to stop him, grabbing one of his skin scarves and using Soul to try and slow him down. However, when Asura emerges above Death City, some falling debris hits her and she is left falling towards Death City. Luckily, Soul cushions the blow, probably saving her life. Maka still briefly tries to go after Asura, but loses consciousness. After Asura escapes, Soul carries her through the ruined Death City.

Daily LifeПравить

Maka is cooped up in her and Soul's apartment, worrying over Crona. Soul, in order to give her some fresh air, drags a reluctant Maka outside (this scene is only in the anime). She ends up persuaded to play basketball with Soul, Black☆Star, Tsubaki, Patti and Death the Kid, with the excuse that they are missing one player (Liz). To make the game more interesting, 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 2 cm; if Maka's team loses, she has to go shopping with her father. Ultimately, Kid's team wins, since Maka, having never played basketball, easily loses as she does not know the rules. Maka reluctantly asks her father to go shopping with her, and Spirit ends up vomiting out of happiness and suprise, much to her shock.

Experimenting SchoolПравить

Maka visits Crona on the day of his/her first day at Shibusen after asking Sid for permission, as the zombie fails to coax Crona out of his/her room. Maka enters Crona's room to get him/her out. After a shaky start as Maka gives Crona a Maka Chop by accident after aiming for Ragnarok who had flipped her skirt, she and Marie coax her out and show her around the Academy. They are met by Soul, who asks Crona how he/she feels about Shibusen. However, Crona, depressed, seems fully convinced that he/she will never fit in. To cheer her up, Maka proposes that Crona write a poem to express him/herself, which is met immediately with scorn by Soul (who suffers multiple Maka Chops as punishment). However, Crona's poem ends up so depressing, that Maka, Marie, Soul, and even Black☆Star end up getting depressed with him/her and sitting in a corner.

Later on, Maka, Soul and Crona are sent on a mission to Loew Village in the Czech Republic after an incident involving the Oldest Golem. There, the gang ask around about the event with no results. Their arrival seems to attract hostility from the villagers. They soon meet a man named Sou who promises to tell them about the incident.

While following Sou, Soul expresses his suspicions about him, and indeed, the group are soon attacked by the Oldest Golem. Maka quickly notices the Golem has a Soul Wavelength, despite the fact that Golems do not have souls. At this point, the man named Sou reveals himself to be Giriko and transforms into his Weapon form and partners with the Oldest Golem. The Golem goes after Maka and Soul and quickly overwhelms them. Maka then convinces Ragnarok and Crona into helping her. With that, the two team up and battle the enemy. Maka manages to get through the Golem's guard, cut the Golem and, immediately after dealing the strike, a large amount of spider webs shoot out of the opening and paralyzes her. This forces Crona to defend her when the Golem strikes. Soul watches over the paralyzed Maka. Maka then watches numerous spiders congregate and form into the Witch Arachne. Arachne reveals that she had been surveying the world for hundreds of years through the eyes of many spiders. She proves this by referring to Soul and Maka by name and identifying Crona as Medusa's child.

The battle soon seems hopeless, as Crona is overwhelmed by Giriko, who is ordered by Arachne to kill him/her. Before Crona can be beheaded, Justin Law makes it in time to prevent it. Maka, along with Soul, watches the battle between Justin and Giriko. She expresses her awe at both of the Weapons' power. When Giriko escapes with Arachne, Justin fights against the Oldest Golem and beheads it with his Law Abiding Silver Gun. After defeating it, he orders everyone to pray for it. As Maka closes her eyes, she hears Soul curse to himself about being too weak to fight for Maka like Justin and Giriko, and gives him a concerned look.

After Justin defeats the golem, he carries the paralyzed Maka off inside the coffin attached to his dune buggy. Maka is annoyed as everyone pretends to ignore her, and sympathizes with Sid as she finds herself covered in flowers in a coffin.

BodyguardПравить

Maka is visited by all her friends in the infirmary in light of the recent events that had caused her paralysis. She is slightly embarrassed as Soul tends to her with everyone watching, and is greatly annoyed when Black☆Star signs her face in order to get better. After overhearing the conversation between Sid and Nygus, Black☆Star vows to avenge Maka. He later returns, defeated by Mifune, when Soul is saying goodbye to Maka for the night. Black☆Star gives Maka the candy Mifune had given him for her and promptly leaves, with Maka confused about his behavior, as she had not heard of his fight to avenge her.

SnakeПравить

Maka recovers from her condition and is seen in Stein's class as he is about to start a lesson. The group discuss on how Black☆Star had been picking a lot of fights recently with the other students. However, Stein, much to everyone’s shock, throws a scalpel in their direction and tells them to focus on the lesson. Black☆Star arrives late and is told to stand outside for the time being. The lesson is about Duel Art and he plans to teach the class by using Black☆Star, Maka and Soul, and Ox and Harvar to work together to fight against himself. As Black☆Star is told to re-enter the classroom, Maka wonders why he is so out of breath (he had been training whilst outside). During the battle, Black☆Star is subject to many accidental assaults by both Ox and Maka, with Ox accounting for the lion's share of the assaults. Maka ends up being electrocuted by Ox's Lightning King along with Black☆Star and then watches the angered Black☆Star challenge and defeat Ox for his actions. She comments that this adds to the number of battles won by Black☆Star in a row, and Black☆Star tells her not to include Ox in his total. Overall, the lesson is a failure.

Reunion ExpressПравить

Maka is seen at a party with all her other friends thrown in celebration for her recovery. She comforts Crona with everyone else, who is still getting used to having people around him. When Maka asks Soul to play the piano, he refuses and goes to the bathroom. When Liz asks what kind of songs he plays, Maka replies that Soul plays really dark and strange songs.

When the party ends, the group splits up.

The Corner of The RoomПравить

The group again try to make Soul play the piano for them. Their efforts still remain fruitless. Soul tells everyone that his songs are not worth listening too. Maka objects, telling him that she had liked the song Soul had played for her once. Soul, frustrated for some reason, tells her that she only likes his music because of her low Musical IQ. Maka defends her love of, 'The Pon Poko Dance,' which is immediately made fun of by the others. She attempts to bring Crona into the conversation, but he/she quickly retreats and excuses him/herself. Maka wonders on his/her strange behavior.

Legend of the Holy SwordПравить

Maka only briefly appears in this special chapter alongside Soul. Witnessing Hiro being bullied around by the other students, she sympathetically comments that Hiro would have been more popular if he went to a normal school, since he is too shabby here at the DWMA.

Duel ArtПравить

Black☆Star joins Maka and Kid and their partners outside to practice their Chain Resonance. Stein warns them that if they do not succeed, then they will be removed from his class. With this said, Maka warns Black☆Star in particular to do this properly, but he insists that he always does. Despite this, the three students fail multiple times, which angers Maka. She believes that Black☆Star is the blight of the failures. She starts arguing with him, but Kid steps in between them, and Stein decides to give them a break to cool down.

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Maka confronts Stein with the purpose of removing Black☆Star from the team. She fails at this and returns to the group. Black☆Star then accuses her of tattling to Stein and being selfish. This infuriates Maka, bringing her to try to punch him, but fails. Kid tries to diffuse the situation, but Soul steps in and tells him to leave the two to sort it out on their own. Maka tries to punch him again, and this time, Black☆Star allows her to hit him. Black☆Star then warns Maka that, if this goes on any further, it sould be a duel, and he would be sure to crush her. With that said Maka curses at the top of her lungs and runs off in tears.

On her own, Maka secretly talks of her envy of Black☆Star and how he can become so strong without being concerned about anything around him. She is soon visited by Tsubaki. She asks him what she thinks of Black☆Star. Maka replies simply by saying that he ticks her off. Tsubaki pauses, before saying that Black☆Star actually does study before tests, which surprises Maka as he always gets zeroes. She asks Tsubaki why he never gets good grades, and Tsubaki admits that she does not know. Maka laments, saying that she will never understand Black☆Star if even Tsubaki cannot understand him. Tsubaki says that friends do not need to understand each other all the time. Realizing her mistake and on how to achieve a true Chain Resonance, Maka eagerly decides to return to the others, and Tsubaki wonders if it was necessary for her to come in the first place. However, Maka, on the way, panics, wondering on how to apologize. Tsubaki ends up dragging her, saying that she does not need to think about it since she will probably end up fighting with Black☆Star again. She is then met by Soul. She asks him if he had come to laugh at her, and Soul pauses before replying that the laughter should wait until after they had succeeded the Chain Resonance. Returning to the group, she apologizes to Black☆Star, who forgives her. The group resume their training and succeed, with Maka not trying to understand them, but putting her life in their hands and trusting them. Stein then makes Maka the leader of the group. Later that night as they are heading home, Maka lets Black☆Star hit her to make up for how she hit him earlier. To everyone's surprise, he ends up hitting her hard and, though apparently bruised after being sent flying, Maka smiles and says, 'Ouch.'

BrewПравить

Maka, Kid, Black☆Star, Ox, Kirikou, and Kim and their respective Weapons are the group of kids chosen for fighting to obtain Brew, a powerful Demon Tool, before Arachnophobia. The Demon Tool is located in a large magnetic field in the middle of the island, which is harmful to the human body if one is there for too long. The students' job is to prevent Arachnophobia forces from entering the field whilst Marie and Stein go inside. If they do not return after twenty minutes, they are to retreat. Maka questions on this, saying that she does not want to leave Marie and Stein behind. Ox replies that if they go in the field, the enemies will follow and the battle will get out-of-hand, leading to people being lost because of staying in the field for too long. He questions Maka, saying if she deserves to be top of the class, a comment which hits Maka hard.

When Stein and Marie, the duo responsible for retrieving Brew in the vortex of Lost Island, take too long to reappear, the group begins to worry. Ox, Kirikou, and Kim decide to stay behind and take care of the forces opposing them. With that, Maka, Black☆Star, and Kid enter the vortex. The first thing they notice is Death and that the vortex is a sort of frozen time anomaly repeatedly showing the events that led to the explosion on the island.

Kid explains that what they see is Shinigami from the Grim Times, before he built Shibusen. The group then hurries to a temple. When they reach, they notice a large mass of Witches — one of them being Arachne. They hear Arachne speak about blowing up the island and everything relating to Brew. The group proceeds and soon meet Marie and Stein. Because Marie and Stein are overstaying in the vortex, they are in danger of becoming a part of the time anomaly. Maka and the others tell them to retreat and decide that they will take on the mission of retrieving Brew.

They eventually bump into Mosquito, carrying Brew. He then reverts to his form from 100 years ago and prepares to battle them. Before the battle can start, though, a hologram of Eibon appears. Black☆Star decides not to waste time and attacks Mosquito, ignoring the presence of Eibon. Maka follows suit and, eventually, Kid brings himself to ignore Eibon and attacks Mosquito too. None of their attacks, however, are penetrating the tough hide of Mosquito. Mosquito then uses his immense strength to overpower the kids. Luckily, Soul comes up with the idea of Chain Resonance and augmenting it with his music. The group laugh as they hear he is going to play the piano in his soul. When Soul asks why they are laughing, Maka replies that they had finally got Soul to play the piano for them.

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Soul plays the piano, giving everyone a rush of power, enabling them to maneuver flawlessly around each other and link their attacks with ease. They are easily able to overcome Mosquito with both their speed and strength. Ultimately, their combined strength allows them to damage Mosquito and Kid manages to connect a Death Cannon, and Black☆Star attacks with his Uncanny Blade, which destroys both of Mosquito's arms. Before they can finish him off, Soul stops playing, advising them to leave as their time limit for staying in the vortex is almost up. Maka protests, but has no choice but to agree. Since Mosquito can revert to an even younger form of himself, he can remain in the vortex for longer, and the group have no choice but to retreat without Brew. In the anime only, Maka continues on to activate the Majin Hunt and bisects Mosquito horizontally, but he escapes by detaching his head from his body. Soul then tells everyone that it's time to leave.

On their way out, they meet up with Kirikou and Ox, who help escort them out of the vortex. They leave and watch how the Witch's research facility is destroyed by an explosion, though that, too, is a hologram from years past. When they exit the vortex they are greeted by a distraught Marie, who makes a move to strike them, but instead hugs them all for making it out safe, but soon threatens that they will all have a talking with her back at Shibusen.

Maka calls Shinigami and reports in on the failed mission. After doing so, she sits next to Soul on the boat that is bearing them back to Shibusen.

Internal AffairsПравить

Maka is with Soul saying bye to Crona as they head home. While walking, Maka remembers that she had left her notebook in the classroom and turns back to retrieve it. On her way, she notices Crona talking to someone in an alleyway and the name 'Medusa' comes up. Distraught, Maka then leaves, but bumps into a child. She apologizes and continues on her way.

Back at home, Maka ponders on what to do.

DecisionПравить

Late at night, Maka is still contemplating on what to do regarding Crona. Soul sees that she is troubled and asks her if she wants to talk to him about it. Maka tells him that she will tell him tomorrow, knowing that Soul will definitely help her. She decides to talk to Crona the next day before class. The next day, when Maka goes to check on Crona, she finds that Crona is not in his/her room. She then says Medusa's name in quiet anger. She then runs off to find Crona.

The ClownПравить

Maka is first seen choosing an extra-curricular mission from the bulletin at the DWMA. She meets with Kirikou, who is searching for a mission also. Although Kirikou had chosen one, Maka tells him that the mission requires Soul Perception, which he is not capable of, and suggests him another mission. She, Kirikou and Soul notice Black☆Star's signature on the back of the mission card Kirikou had chosen. Maka expresses sadness at how things are quieter at Shibusen now that Black☆Star and Tsubaki have taken a leave of absence. However, she reads a note from Black☆Star that had been written on the back of one of the missions, saying that, 'This sort of boring mission should be left to Maka.' Goaded by his note, Maka crossly accepts the mission.

The mission sends Maka and Soul to Bor-7 Factory in Russia to solve an incident taking place there, which requires two Meisters with the ability of Soul Perception. She is joined by Death the Kid and his partners, Liz and Patti.

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After being abandoned by Death the Kid, who decides to search for a 'suitable' entrance to the factory but finds himself unable to enter due to being crippled by his OCD compulsions, Maka, Soul and Blair (who tags along) are forced to search the building alone. During their search, they are ambushed by the Flying Dutchman but Blair is able to save the group and proceeds to follow him as he makes his escape. It is at this point that the Clown is first mentioned, being stated as "the one who will give the people their freedom." The Clown then decides to make its entrance, even after receiving advice not to attack as it could not capture Maka so easily, introducing itself anyway.

Maka begins to sense the similarity between the Clown's soul and that of Asura's, but how this one was small yet absorbing and sucking in everything. Before she can deduce anymore, the Clown attacks and a large battle ensues. Eventually the Clown's soul begins to effect Maka and she is sucked into its madness, with any efforts to save her blocked as pipes surround the pair. Maka is forced to see visions of the deaths of her friends and family, in an attempt to drag her deeper into madness. However, Soul manages to reach her with his Wavelength. Maka meets with Soul in her mind, both dressed as if they are in the Black Room, with the exception that Maka's face is partly covered by the Clown's mask after being influenced by the madness. Having her sit at a piano, Soul tells her that the songs he plays are of madness. Maka protests that although she does not know much about music, she likes Soul's songs. Soul explains to her how madness gives people strength, but beneath the insanity, when the soul endures the darkness, is a strength that is even more intriguing. Maka calls this strength courage, and Soul tells her that they should have Crona know of courage too. Soul takes Maka's hand and tells her to let him listen to her soul. Maka touches a key at random, which is a G. Due to the influence of Soul's Wavelength, Maka's courage allows her to break free of the illusions. The two resume their fight against the Clown.

This new found courage causes her abilities to evolve and now being faced with Majin Hunt, even at full strength, the Clown's abilities are no match. It is eventually defeated but before its soul can be consumed, it disappears in a shower of ribbons.

The ChoiceПравить

Maka returns from her mission with Soul, and meets with Ox, Harvar and Kirikou who had also returned from their mission. Maka realizes that the three are shirtless and asks them why. Kirikou explains how they took on a mission to quell a giant in the mountains, but they ended up dancing naked around a campfire with the giant instead. Soul expresses his desire to have gone with Kirikou instead, saying that their mission sounded a lot more fun than his and Maka's. Maka protests that it was not that boring, since they learnt a new move. Ox expresses interest in Maka's new move, and the two Meisters soon engage in deep conversation about the Majin Hunt. Kirikou and Soul, bored of the pair's conversation, start their own conversation on musical instruments, to Maka's disdain. Maka soon sees Kim coming back. When Kim and Jacqueline arrive, they are soon surrounded by numerous officials, who know that she is a Witch. Scared, the two take off, as Maka and the others watch them.

The DealПравить

Maka recalls the moment when Kim left, the revelation that Kim is a Witch, and that the person who released the information was Medusa. When taking a shower with her female classmates, Liz invites her to lunch. Maka replies that she will be preoccupied during that time. During lunch break, Maka uses her father's ID to visit the recently captured Medusa in her prison cell with Soul. There, she asks Medusa of Crona's whereabouts, though Medusa does not give her any answers relating to the question. Soul decides that it is best to just leave.

Operation: Capture Baba Yaga's CastleПравить

Maka, Kirikou, Ox, and their respective weapons are chosen for the assault squad for the operation of taking over Arachnophobia with Medusa. Maka is shocked and angered by the fact that she must work alongside the Witch that had caused Crona so much pain. However, she agrees to work with Medusa, since she might know something about Crona, and persuades Soul also, who had decided at first to back down from the mission. Kid and his two partners are also chosen to be Medusa's bodyguards. When meeting Medusa face to face, she barely manages to control her hatred towards her. After the operation details are discussed, they proceed with the mission, towards the Amazon River Basin in South America.

On the way, the group encounters mutated squid-like creatures affected by Arachne's magical influence over the environment. During the battle, Maka ends up being saved by Medusa, and after Medusa uses Vector Boost to strengthen Kirikou's attacks, the creatures are defeated. The group soon enter the castle via underground tunnels. Immediately, Maka's Soul Perception activates and she senses two people. Kid reassures her that the two are a Death Scythe and his Meister, and that they had been secretly dispatched to watch over Medusa. Maka discovers that one of them is a monkey. After traversing through the castle some more, the group camp out. Maka uses the opportunity to interrogate Medusa about Crona. Medusa states that the reason she is waging war against Arachne is because she took Crona to be used as a sacrifice. This throws Maka, and her anger against Medusa ends up being quelled as she starts to believe the Witch. Soul warns her not to believe Medusa, but Maka slowly ends up trusting her.

The next day, they continue and soon meet Eruka, who gives them Arachnophobia uniforms to disguise in. When the group make 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. Maka has a close run-in with Giriko, but luckily, the Weapon does not remember her and soon turns his attention to Liz and Patti, who distracts him. Everyone 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 throne room. After performing Vector Conduct on them, Medusa leaves them to follow the arrows pointing to their respective lock to destroy. Kid is given lock 8. Maka chooses to act as Medusa's bodyguard in Kid's stead, stating that, if Medusa does anything untoward, she will not hesitate to attack her. Although Soul still tells her to not trust Medusa, Maka brushes off his worry as him merely causing a fuss, which annoys him.

Maka, Soul, and Medusa are then seen in front of the door leading to Arachne's room. With the magical barrier preventing their entry lifted, Maka uses the opportunity to sense for Crona's Wavelength. She is interrupted, though, when Arachne's magical threads assault them, threatening to plunge them into insanity. Maka is next seen unharmed by this, likely due to her Anti-Demon Wavelength. She manages to knock Soul out of the magical influence, too. They then enter the room. Maka uses her Soul Perception to locate Arachne. When they find her, though, Arachne is on the floor, lifeless.

Soul asks Maka what she thinks of the situation. She replies that she can feel the madness flowing through the room. Suddenly, the darkness begins to spread and attack the three. Medusa tries to contain it using her Vector Arrows, but fails. Medusa and Arachne then begin to communicate, with each insulting the other. The conversation ends when Arachne performs a mental attack that immediately defeats Medusa. After that, Arachne begins to attack Maka. Despite Maka's attempts, all her attacks seem to just flow through Arachne, due to her formless state. Maka and Soul both agree that they should use Majin Hunt.

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Maka soon notices that Arachne is trying to overcome everyone in the vicinity of the castle with madness. Soul then comes up with the idea of spreading Maka's Anti-Demon Wavelength to everyone around the castle using the network of spider threads Arachne spanned to spread the madness into everyone's heads. Soul plays his piano to facilitate the transmission of Maka's Wavelength and is successful in freeing everyone. They even manage to transmit the Anti-Demon Wavelength to Arachne, forcing her to sever the network. With this now done, Maka and Soul perform Soul Resonance — activating Majin Hunt with Maka donning a dress made of Black Blood.

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Playing the piano had set off Soul's madness and activate the Black Blood, which had formed into a dress similar to the one Maka wears in the Black Room. They decide to take advantage of it before it wears off and attacks Arachne. The dress acts as an armor against Arachne's attacks. With a powerful scythe coupled with the dress acting as an armor, Maka is able to reach Arachne and deliver a powerful swipe, killing her. Maka's attention is quickly changed to Crona's whereabouts. She then notices Medusa's body, but senses a normal soul in it instead of a Witch Soul. She then senses another reaction and turns her attention to Arachne's body, which is now possessed by Medusa. Maka is immediately attacked by Medusa. Medusa reveals that she used Crona as an incentive for Maka's cooperation. Medusa then states that Maka's abilities are a threat to her and the world's progress to madness. Before Medusa can finish Maka off, she is attacked by Enrique. The Death Scythe Tezca Tlipoca then enters and warns Medusa of the oncoming Shibusen forces. Medusa takes him up on the advice and leaves. Before leaving, Maka asks where Crona is. Medusa tells her to give up, going on to say that the Crona she knows no longer exists and that she will never give Crona up. Maka punches the ground in anger and laments over her mistake to trust Medusa, as Soul comforts her.

Tying Things Up and New Beginnings Править

Maka is with Liz and Patti discussing Kid's capture. Patti asks Maka what she knows about the Book of Eibon. Maka replies that she does not know anything, although it is heavily implied that she is hiding something.

FormationПравить

Soul and Maka resume their soul hunting. After defeating Frey D. Sadoko
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Maka and Soul at last harvest their ninety-ninth evil human soul. Maka is seen with Soul in the Death Room in their new Spartoi uniforms. When asking Shinigami about the change of the unit's name to Spartoi from Shibu-Kids Squad, Shinigami replies that Stein had thought that Shibu-Kids Squad did not really work wonders for morale. Stein explains that Spartoi means 'the sown' in Greek, an army of warriors born from dragon's teeth to fight against insanity. Maka is overjoyed that Stein has returned and hugs him. The other members of Spartoi arrive to commemorate Soul finally obtaining his ninety-nine Evil human souls and one Witch Soul. Soul consumes Arachne's soul and, alongside the birth of a new Death Scythe, the elite unit Spartoi is formed.

I'm Gonna Be an AngelПравить

After becoming a Death Scythe, Maka and Soul begin to understand what exactly the implications of this means. They are seen outside with Marie, and Kim flying. Maka suggests that because Soul is a Death Scythe now, that he should be able to fly with ease. Marie objects, telling them that becoming a Death Scythe is not something so simple. She continues, saying that the advanced wavelength control that a Death Scythe obtains from a Witch Soul can grant magical abilities. If she can use the Grigori form her soul takes and imply it with all of that, they may be able to manifest wings. Marie calls Maka an angel at one point, which awakens Maka's desire to become like one, much to Soul's annoyance. Maka protests that with Ox calling Kim an angel all the time, it would be nice if she is called one as well. Spirit also comes along to watch their training.

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In beginning the training, Soul transforms into his Weapon form. He has a slightly different form now, more so where his 'eye' is located in his Weapon form. They are then told their souls must be synchronized in order to complete the task. They must both focus on the same image, of Kim flying. While doing this, the scythe blade on Soul shrinks. Marie explains that form manipulation is basic for a Death Scythe and that they must have decided that the long blade is not necessary for flight. After, both Maka and Soul create sharp, blade-like wings at the end of Soul's Weapon form. However Soul, upon being told by Spirit to imagine Maka as an angel, instead thinks of the somewhat negative things she has done. Maka then starts spinning upside down in circles until they both fall, due to Soul losing concentration. They still argue about whose fault it is. Maka then rants about how she had wanted angel wings instead of the spiky ones that appeared. They argue again which leads to Maka saying she had wished she was partnered with Ox. Soul does not understand this as Ox is a Meister. Later, at Shibusen, Maka is still fantasizing on how she is now considered an angel Soul still telling her to drop the idea. They are then later called by Spirit to discuss something.

ReadinessПравить

Soul is seen once again with Maka practicing flying with Kim. Despite the extremely slow speed given by the tiny wings, Maka is thrilled to have the fluffy angel wings she desires. Prior to this, Spirit speaks to them about the many enemies they have such as the witches (more specifically Medusa), the new group Noah has formed, and the Kishin. Spirit warns them that they aim to take out talented people on their side as well, meaning Maka is also a target. Maka's advanced Soul Perception is the reason for her being targeted, and that it is their trump card against the Kishin. Spirit explains that Shibusen must protect Maka at all costs. After making a remark about her father, saying that he wants to protect her because of her abilities, Maka leaves the room. Spirit then asks Soul to watch over Maka. Going back to the training, Soul tells Maka that he believes her father cares more about her safety than her ability. They then continue on talking about the many responsibilities they have still to do, such as saving Kid. Soul remarks that they are not yet ready though and Maka becomes extremely surprised. Maka then senses another force approaching and urges Kim to head on without them. Gopher then appears in the sky, armed and ready to kill Maka.

The three engage in battle, with Gopher overwhelming Soul and Maka with his tremendous speed. Not too soon after, Gopher charges up a powerful attack in the center of his chest, aimed at Maka. Soul and Maka manage to dodge the attack with the mountain behind taking the impact. Soul remarks that Gopher is not ordinary, and Maka then explains that Gopher also has the same angel type Grigori Soul as she does, but filled with evil magic. Gopher then launches another barrage of attacks at the two. Soul and Maka attempt to attack but are once again outmatched in speed and take a hit by Gopher's barrage. Soul begins to talk about their difference in speed and it may be helpful if they bring the fight to the ground. Maka realizes the full meaning of Soul's words that they are not ready yet as they are losing the battle. Now irritated by the small angel wings, she demands Soul to create new ones. Soul grins and complies, and the two perform a Soul Resonance, creating larger and more powerful wings. The two then prepare to continue the fight, with Maka telling Gopher that the real battle begins now.

Black Feathers vs White FeathersПравить

After witnessing Maka create a new pair of wings, more suitable for battle, Gopher now realizes why Maka is wanted by Noah. Jealous of this realization, Gopher once again goes on the offense. Maka's new pair of wings allows her to easily dodge his attack and all attacks following it. Immediately, Gopher is forced on the defensive after Maka delivers numerous hits, which includes a Witch Hunter. Angered that the body Noah made for him has been damaged; Gopher prepares another one of his stomach cannons, with this one specially installed with his hatred of her. Driven by Gopher's hatred, the ball of energy follows Maka everywhere. This prompts Maka to perform Majin Hunt and proceeds to slice through the ball of energy. Maka continues her attack and manages to inflict a shallow wound on Gopher. When Soul asks why she held back in the end, Maka replies that he is not on Shinigami's wanted list. Maka then witnesses Gopher retreat via a page from the Book of Eibon.

Love TriangleПравить

Back at the DWMA, Maka sees the large amount of requests that female Meisters have sent to Soul for him to be their partner in his locker. She expresses her amazement at the sheer amount, and states that although Soul usually got love letters like these, they had increased dramatically in recent times. Soul grumpily replies that it's only because he has become a Death Scythe. Maka pauses, before thumping her partner's back (hard) and suggesting they go home. As they leave, a mysterious girl watches the two, and she deems Maka incompatible for Soul.

Later, Maka complains that since she was the one who made Soul a Death Scythe, she should be getting some request letters too. Soul states that Maka's lack of sex appeal is the problem, and compares her to Blair, Risa and Arisa who are passing by, promoting their cabaret club to other students. Maka briefly makes a snide comment about men, until she is startled along with Soul because Blair is hanging around two Witches.

Business TripПравить

Maka and Soul worry about the two Witches being free, when Marie comes and takes Blair and the two Witches to the Death Room. Soul expresses concern on the situation, but Maka assures him that things must be under control if Marie is there.

The two later hide and watch Marie and the two Witches go in, and watch the doors of the Death Room. They soon see Marie storm out in a temper, and then sees Black☆Star and Tsubaki approaching the closed doors. Black☆Star breaks the door down, even though there is a sign saying that no one must enter. Soul proposes they should just go in too, but Maka replies that sneaking around is much cooler, comparing herself to a heroine in a mystery novel. Soul soon gets bored and calls it all a waste of time. Maka spots the mysterious girl still spying on them, and wonders what she's up to, having noticed her already with her Soul Perception.

SalvageПравить

It is here revealed that Maka was actually the one who secretly took out the Level 4 book from the Library, which was the Book of Eibon manuscript that Death the Kid thought was originally stolen by Medusa. She apologizes to Shinigami for this, and tells him not to blame Spirit (who’s ID card she used to borrow the book). She begs Shinigami to let her go on the mission to help save Kid. Shinigami, with some persuasion, complies. Maka, determined to rescue her friend, tells the rest of Spartoi that, 'This is for Kid!'

Maka, along with Soul, Kirikou, Pot of Fire and Pot of Thunder, Black☆Star, Tsubaki, Liz, Patti and Blair, are sent into the Book of Eibon to save Kid. There, the group meet the Index which informs them that they need to traverse through the seven chapters of the book in order to save Kid. The group soon enter the first Chapter, Lust, and Maka has her gender changed, based on everything she sees desirable in the opposite sex. Surprisingly, she resembles Soul(without his hair styled with hair gel) a little which further implies that she has some feelings for him, and with her new male temperament, she immediately gets a nosebleed upon seeing the Succubus, much to Soul's annoyance.

After passing through the Lust Chapter and into the second Chapter, Gluttony, Maka realizes that although they had left the Lust Chapter, she still appears male, although her personality has returned to normal. The Index explains that they will only gradually return to their original gender depending on the intensity of their sexual desire. The more intense it is, the slower one changes back. Maka snidely passes off the comment that Soul would probably change the slowest. She almost succumbs to the large amount of food on display in the Chapter, and barely manages to control herself.

Maka ends up getting separated from the rest in the third Chapter, Envy. She finds herself caught up in an illusion based upon her envy. She ends up in a fake Shibusen, and is approached by the mysterious girl she had seen spying on her and Soul. The girl tells her that she is not worth to be Soul's partner, and how little she understands Soul. Maka protests this, saying that she reads lots of music books in order to understand Soul more. However, when commanded to spin a nearby broom like she does with a scythe, Maka surprisingly fails to do so, which results in the girl mocking her, saying that she is only a bookworm that always needs to have Soul helping her. Maka remembers how Soul had always needed to help and lead her, and the girl reveals that she is envious of people who understand music like Soul, in contrast to Maka who, in a flashback, shows that she does not reciprocate Soul's appreciation for music. Convinced by the girl of her worthlessness, Maka breaks down in tears.

Soul arrives at this point and asks her if something is wrong. Maka pretends that everything is fine. Soul tells her not to become separated this time and he takes her hand, moving on to the next Chapter.

The two are next seen in the sixth Chapter of the Book of Eibon, Sloth. Soul drags Maka along, but soon, Maka gets teary, still upset by her previous experience, and stops Soul, saying that she needs to tell him something. She apologizes to Soul for dragging him back, before sitting down, and to Soul's shock, asks him to leave her behind and says that she cannot fight alongside him anymore.

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When Soul asks her why she is suddenly saying this, Maka apologizes again and says that none of it is his fault and that she is to blame. She tells him to split up with her. Soul is unnerved by Maka's statement and tells Maka not to spout a lot of nonsense just because of an illusion in a book. Maka replies that Soul must have seen something in the chapter of Envy as well, and Soul, put off a little, denies that he saw anything.

However, before their conversation can continue, Giriko attacks both of them. After kicking Soul aside, Giriko pins Maka down on the bed grabbing her wrists, saying that instead of waiting ten years, he is going to 'make her scream' right now. To his surprise, Maka replies, 'Do what you want,' which enrages Giriko, since she does not fear him, and he proceeds to kill her. Before he injures Maka, he is intercepted by Soul, and he transforms into his Weapon form as Maka prepares to fight. However, still emotionally distressed from the Envy chapter, she is unable to concentrate, and ends up leaving herself open for Giriko's attacks. When Giriko, tired of Maka's lack of determination, tells her that he will finish her off quickly, Soul suddenly transforms back into human form and Maka looks on shocked as Soul tells her that he will fight Giriko on his own.

Predictably, Giriko proves to be stronger than Soul, and ends up wounding the Death Scythe several times. Maka looks on, dumbfounded as Soul, after a powerful blow by Giriko, falls to the floor at her feet. However, Soul still gets up, voicing his frustration on his inability to do anything for Maka. However, he states that this is not the sort of courage that Maka had shown to him. Determined to show his own courage this time, he stands up again to fight. Soul's words bring Maka back to her senses. With a resolute expression on her face, she mentally berates herself, calling herself an idiot for not believing in Soul just because she had seen an illusion in a book.

She then proceeds to apologize to Soul, who forgives her and begins to attack Giriko again with new resolve, but is still distraught over the Envy Chapter and is starting to lose when Soul comes up with a plan to intercept Giriko's Soul Wavelength by using his piano and Arachne's ability to spread Wavelengths via webs. Maka then uses her Soul Perception on Giriko and Soul plays his piano and uses it to stop Giriko. Maka then proceeds to cut him in half and he then explodes. Believing Giriko is defeated she begins to walk away now feeling less distraught over the Envy Chapter. Then a now female Giriko comes up from behind and cuts Maka's back. He then explains that he had had another body for himself for backup in case something like this happened, and being in the Chapter of Sloth, Maka had not realized this as she had been too sloppy with her Soul Perception. He says that he is disappointed that he is a 'big-titted female' and says that people do not explode when they die. Maka then says that Arachne had exploded when she died. Giriko responds by praising Arachne, saying that she had been, 'something else,' and wonders if Maka would explode when she dies. Maka and Grikio continue to fight, but Maka starts to lose as she proceeds to acquire more injuries and Soul's piano is destroyed by Giriko's Wavelength. She begins to lose hope, convinced that she will die. However, before Giriko can kill Maka, his soul, not being able to take eight hundred years of rage, begins to rupture. Maka sees this using Soul Perception and then proceeds to slightly mock Giriko, telling him to sit down and rest, as there are many chairs and beds in the Sloth Chapter. Giriko, enraged, tries to kill her, but his soul explodes before he can do so, leaving Giriko's body as an empty shell. Maka laughs at his demise and is later seen carried by Soul on his back after the battle.

Soon, the Black Mass frees everyone from the Book of Eibon, and they all tumble out the book onto the scene of battle. Maka is shocked and distraught as she sees Marie, Stein, Sid and Nygus at Noah's mercy. Although Sid and the others tell them to run, Black☆Star and Death the Kid decide to fight Noah and his monsters. Death the Kid asks Maka and Soul to help the two, and Maka is surprised as they activate the Insanity Wavelength in them. Soul asks if Maka can pull it off in her injured state with Maka replying that she has to. Holding Soul in Weapon form, she forms a Chain Resonance and supports Black☆Star and Death the Kids' sanities with her courage, whilst giving the two advice during the battle. Maka is in awe at Black☆Star's and Kid's new powers acquired through madness.

Later when Noah is finally defeated, Gopher takes the book of Eibon and flees. Maka attempts to stop him, but collapses, due to her injuries and is caught by Soul.

Mad BloodПравить

Maka grows concerned for Soul as his scar that he had acquired from Crona begins to hurt. However, she gets a call from Shibusen, telling them that Crona had appeared in Moscow. She, Soul, Stein, Kim and Jacqueline arrive in Moscow. Whilst Kim and the others stay and tend to the soldiers affected by the Black Blood, Soul and Maka enter the area where Crona fought Feodor and Tsar Pushka. They find the two encased in two spheres of Black Blood. Maka laments over Crona's actions, and holding back tears and mentally calling Crona an idiot, tries to cut into the spheres with Majin Hunt. However, the moment Soul touches the spheres; he becomes insane due to the Black Blood and returns to Stein and the others, pulling her by the pigtail. Everyone looks on, shocked as Soul yells that his scar hurts, and his scar re-opens, causing a Witch Hunt-like blade to emerge out of it.

RecoveryПравить

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Maka senses the insanity coming out from the scar in Soul's chest. Enraged, she demands Soul to tell her what he is playing at. Soul merely replies that he is only releasing the pain that he had been holding back for so long. Gleefully, Soul attacks Stein, who uses Jacqueline as a Weapon partner. However, Soul's blade is sharp enough to wound both Stein and Jacqueline, even in Weapon form. Stein decides to attack Soul before he can attack himself, but Soul retaliates by using sound waves by turning his blade into a keyboard. The sound waves attempt to drag Stein into insanity, but Kim manages to negate the insanity with her Regeneration Magic. Maka, knowing that Soul will be ripped apart if Stein were to fall into the Madness, passes on her Anti-Demon Wavelength into Stein as well.

Stein marvels at how Soul is able to create such powerful sound waves by himself, and states that Maka's Soul Perception ability must have grown stronger as well through using Soul Resonance with Soul. Maka grins and states that although Stein only seems to have noticed now, she and Soul had always become stronger together. She adds, 'Right, Soul?' but Soul ignores her and keeps on attacking. Stein asks Maka what is going on with Soul, and Maka states that Soul has not completely given into the madness and is fighting within himself. She states that he will come back. Just as she says, Soul manages to quell the insanity within himself and returns to normal. Maka, however, annoyed that he is still acting cool even though he is not under the influence of the Black Blood anymore, gives him a Maka Chop with her hand. As Soul protests, Maka begins punching and kicking him, saying that it is payback for pulling her hair. Stein, relieved, raises the threat level of the Black Blood spheres and tells the Russian Branch to take cover. Another soldier then suddenly appears, and tells them that Crona had struck once again in Ukraine, much to Maka's shock.

The HuntПравить

Maka and Soul along with Black☆Star and Tsubaki travel to Shisceda Village to help Heming, the village's hunter take down a sky whale in order to help the village prosper for another year. Maka uses her resonance with Soul to grow wings and join Black☆Star in the sky where they search for the whale. As they begin the hunt, Maka feels that something is wrong with the sky. They hear a loud noise and the sky whale appears before them and they pursue it. Black☆Star suggests forcing it to go down, but Maka reminds him they cannot directly interfere in the hunt. When the sky whale spouts Maka and Black☆Star can sense there is madness in his spout, and Maka realizes that there is a higher concentration of madness at high altitudes and wonders why it is like this. As they continue to chase the sky whale Soul realizes that the sky whale is sensitive to sound and suggests using the noise in the sky to their advantage to corner the whale. Maka and Soul proceed to attack the sky whale with supersonic waves of sound, causing it to gradually descend to lower altitudes. Hemingu spots the whale and shoots it down, ending the assignment with success. As they head back to Shibusen Maka reflects on the uneasy feeling she had back in the sky saying it was similar to the Kishin. As they arrive back at Shibusen, they are met by Marie who tells them that Crona has been added to Shinigami's list and that Spartoi has been ordered to execute her/him.

There is Someone to AdmireПравить

Maka was depressed about Shinigami's order of the execution of Crona. However, she understands what must be done. Kid said to her that it is not about executing Crona, rather than maintaining "order". While Maka was trying to find Crona, she came across Asura's wavelength. She and Soul went straight to Shinigami to report, but he already had found out his whereabouts. With that task at hand, Kid was in charge of investigating the matter (partly because of his skateboard capability), but had to quit Spartoi to do so because of his status as a shinigami. Maka asked him to take care since his mission was more dangerous than hers.

MoonПравить

Maka went again to try to find Crona's soul, but couldn't. Soul told her that it's hard to pinpoint just one person out of the hundreds of souls in the area or even the world for that matter. She probably found the Kishin due to an reaction from the black blood. She knew that. Soul told her to call off for today and try again next time. She swears that she will find her.

Later that day, she met up with her father. She told him that it's an abuse of authority to call using an public announcer to call her plus it was embarrassing to say. He said that he was sorry and that he wanted to meet her no matter what. She asked if he was going to the moon as well. He signed and said yes, but it was for an important mission plus it's his first foreign trip in a long time run. He said that Liz and Patti are making an will and Maka said I see. He said sorry about putting her in a tough situation with Crona's research and all. She said it was fine since they stopped for today. She was thinking to herself that a father and daughter doesn't need to met up in an place like this.....but if it was then she was just a little rude just now. She asked if he needed something from her. He said that he wanted to give her something before going to the moon. She thought it was a will, but to her surprise it was a ring. It turns out to be her mother's wedding ring. She sent it back to him after the divorce. Back then he was young and broke, so he went to buy a cheap ring off the street from an old lady. According to the old lady, there is an charm written on the back side of it that is to say that it could purifies madness and misfortune. It was brought for Maka from all the hard work she is doing for them and who was born to them. He gave her the ring. Her mother is strong enough to not fall prey to madness so she probably knew that the world is surrounded with madness right now. She probably wants Maka to have it. Maka said thanks. She puts it on. He then mention that when her mother was pregnant with her that he wanted a boy. She asked why. He though that a girl like her father would have inexhaustible source of worries. Initially this statement annoyed Maka. However her father went on to say that he was glad that it was her. He hugged her and said that she had grown strong. Spirit went on to say while He was a bad father; Crona was a poor child that was raised by Medusa. He and Stein should have stopped her back when they first met at the Santa-Marianovera's church. At this point Maka then remembers something that she had missed in her search for Crona. She hurries away, leaving Spirit relatively confused. Spirit then states that Maka reminds him of her mother's straight-forwardness.

Maka and the other arrived in Italy. She continued to search Crona and eventually pinpointed his/her location. However, she want to make sure of a few things before proceed the mission. In her thought, she is not sure she can fight Crona. When she went into Santa-Marianovera's church, Crona asked who she is. At first Maka thought Crona forget her memories again, however Crona said she just trying to straighten his/her memories and she caught her in the moment. Maka said she came here to stop Crona from pursuing Asura and come back to his/her friends. However, Crona refused because he/she just killed his/her mother, Medusa and is afraid that he/she will do the same to her and the others. When Crona escaped to go to the Moon, she made a vow to bring Crona back, even if she has to break the "order" to do so. Then after Kiklk's group left, Maka, Soul, Black Star and Tsubaki decide helping Crona is more important than following the order of Spartoi. They abandon their duties as members of Spartoi and change back to their old clothes to show they were no longer a part of it, and head off to the moon.

Witch TrialПравить

Maka with Soul and Black☆Star with Tsubaki were going to the Moon with Maka using her Grigori to fly there while Black☆Star used Tsubaki's shadow to stretch him up to the moon.

Battle on the MoonПравить

When they arive at the moon, with Black Star now hanging off Maka's scythe, they look down to see a large amount of clowns. After Maka flung Black Star into the crowd of crowns, she is attacked by moonlight. However, Soul uses his soul hack ability to control the beams and destroy some clowns. After that, Maka swoops down and saves Stein from some clowns using Witch-Hunt Slash.

After the witches uses soul protect on the clowns, Maka begins to help destroy them. Maka later defeats the last clown with Majin Hunt.

The Dark Side of the MoonПравить

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During the battle on the moon, Maka and Black Star fight to defeat Asura. They are both defeated, and Maka then discovers her soul being out of wavelength with Soul when she tries to wield him to continue fighting. Black Star holds him off for the time being because Maka is unable to fight, until her father Spirit shows up and tells her to wield him and fight against Asura using him. She is able to wield her father temporarily and do serious damage to Asura, which puts her and Soul's wavelength back in resonance and allows her to wield Soul again afterwards.

Soon, Kid finally shows up and joins Maka and Black Star in the fight. Soul determines the only way to defeat Asura is to utilize the black blood using Maka's soul perception, and Maka dons the black dress again to wield the black blood's power. While Kid and Black Star hold Asura back, Maka uses the black blood's power to enter Asura and talk to Crona, whom had been consumed by Asura. She convinces Crona that he/she is doing the wrong thing, and Crona feels amazed that someone would go through such lengths and risks to help him/her after all he/she had done wrong. Crona, admiring Maka's selflessness and feeling he/she did finally have someone who cared about him/her, decides to use his/her power to seal up the Kishin moon. This in turn, however, puts Crona stuck inside the moon's black blood alongside the Kishin.

Maka delivers a final attack to the Kishin after leaving Asura's body, which gives Crona the opening to seal up the Kishin and him/herself inside the moon. Then, Maka, Black Star, and Kid all return back to Death City.

AftermathПравить

Maka returns to Death City with Black Star and Kid after the defeat of Asura. She then learns of Lord Death's death, and sits at home by herself for a while thinking, feeling depressed about Lord Death's passing, and about Crona's sealment inside the moon. She then sees Blair trying to seduce and flirt with Soul, which annoys her further, but Blair really is just wanting to cheer Maka up and gives her a hug afterwards.

Maka then attends the ceremony announcing Kid's replacement as the Shinigami in place of Lord Death. The manga then ends with Soul and Maka talking, with Soul thanking Maka for giving him the strength to overcome the madness and saying she's the reason he was able to pull through it. Maka now feels better and happily exclaims that she has a new purpose in mind; to show everyone the strength of courage and its ability to overcome the madness.

Интересные факты Править

  • Вполне вероятно, что Мака прошла письменный экзамен только из-за вопроса с подвохом от Штейна, потому как Окс получил 99 баллов, а Мака — 100.
  • Имя Маки — анаграмма от слова «Kama», что по-японски означает «коса». В одной части раннего концепт-арта оно также было написано на кандзи: 摩訶. Это может означать, что оригинальное имя Маки, основанное на кандзи, представляет собой игру слов: 摩诃 不 思议 (Мака Fushigi, в переводе с японского «очень таинственное» или «сверхъестественное»), перед тем как было изменено на катакану , после чего стало выступать как анаграмма слова «Kama».
  • Все очень близкие люди Маки имеют мистические имена: душа (Соул) и дух (Спирит).
  • Во втором официальном опросе популярности, который также проводился среди читателей манги, Мака заняла 2 место.
  • Одна из любимых книг Маки называется «Тёмная сторона луны», (月 の裏, Тсуки no Ura) вымышленного автора Лорда Донсейни (ローダ·ドンセイニ, Roda Donseini ) . Название книги является возможной ссылкой на альбом группы Pink Floyd , который тоже называется "Темная сторона Луны". Автор, «Лорда Донсейни» — ссылка на известного ирландского англоязычного писателя и поэта, Эдварда Планкетта, который публиковал свои романы и рассказы под псевдонимом «Лорд Дансени», так как он был 18-м бароном Дансени. В работах Дансени чувствуется большое влиение Лавкрафта, писателя, на чьи произведения также ссылаются несколько раз в манге «Пожиратель душ». Еще одна ирония судьбы в том, что арка манги с участием Маки, Блэк ☆ Стара и кульминационного боя Кида против кишина Асуры (глава 104 и далее) тоже носит название "Темная сторона Луны".

Источники Править

  1. Манга "Пожиратель душ", том 11, глава 40

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