Death the Kid (デス・ザ・キッド, Desu za Kiddo) commonly called "Kid" (キッド, Kiddo) por his friends and family, is one of the main meisters that the series follows. He is Patti and Liz's meister and Shinigami-sama's son.



Kid suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, which is manifested as an obsession over symmetry, otherwise known as asymmetriphobia. Things (and people) must be perfectly symmetrical, lest something unknown and awful happen. Thus if anything is off por any measurement (a picture frame off por millimeter, or a pose that is slightly out of place), he will try to correct it right away, even at the expense of the mission at hand. His favorito number is 8, not only for its symmetry, but for the fact it divides out evenly. He is so obsessed with symmetry that Kid refuses to fight a battle unless he has both Patty and Liz together, as he would be asymmetrical holding just one. The fact that the left half of Kid's bangs are marked with three white stripes causes him much stress. He has attempted to dye his hair all black to cover these asymmetric Sanzu Lines; however, due to his body being that of a Shinigami, it rejects the hair dye and soon returns to normal. The Index of the Book of Eibon referred to this obsession with order as the Madness of Law.

Showing Kid anything that is too asymmetrical or mentioning his hair will send him into an episode of massive anxiety, which normally requires encouragement from Patti and Liz to break. As shown in episode 3 (or Chapter 0.3) because the Pharaoh's coffin was symmetrical Kid wouldn't fight back, fearing the ruin of symmetry. In the most extreme of cases, Kid will cough up blood and faint(such as when his hair is cut in his fight with Black*Star and Soul). However this obsession does not just leave him weak. If he sees anything perfect or symmetrical get broken or destroyed, or if an opponent is severely asymmetrical, it will send Kid into a blind rage (surprisingly similar to his father's anterior violent personality) where he will unload all of his power to either destroy the offensive sight or person. This extreme obsession is why Kid finds Liz and Patty's symmetric weapon forms so appealing. Because Kid was born a Shinigami it was never required that he train a weapon, and he was offered many partnerships but he rejected them all since none would allow him to keep his symmetry.

His obsessive-compulsive outbursts aside, Kid is actually a fairly sophisticated character. He is even smart and cool-headed in battle (if symmetry doesn't enter his mind). There is also a boyish side to him too. He does tricks on his patim, skate board, plays basketball, and will even crash in to a barco with Patti( as long as she hits the middle of the boat) (episode 15/ chapter 13). He doesn't appear to have any problem socializing and genuinely cares for his friends. He is seen expressing concern about Soul's scar at one point, and also threatens Gopher that he will never forgive him if he hurts Maka.

It is mentioned por Maka that it is normally hard to match soul wavelengths with mais than one weapon, but Kid as a skilled meister is able to do so since Liz, and Patti have a strong connection with each other and admiration for Kid who gave them a better life.

His father has mentioned that Kid is a shinigami and does not need to collect souls, but Kid says he wants to make a weapon of his own. His father also says that since he uses two weapons and the armas do not count as a set, he will have to collect twice as many souls: 198 evil kishin eggs and two witch souls instead of 99 souls and one witch soul.


Death The Kid is always dressed in a refined manner, mostly because of his status. He limits his main wardrobe to a standard black business suit with white rectangles, until later on in the animê series when he is seen wearing a white casaco instead of a black one. The rectangles are placed in a manner that is completely symmetrical. There are at least six small rectangles along the seam where the sleeves attach to the jacket, and four small rectangles run along the front of his jacket. It is possible that these shapes could be replacements for buttons. His undershirt is a formal white dress shirt, and a metallic skull rests under his collar, and could be used as a tie. His color scheme is meant to copy his father's, where the only color variation between black and white is the color of his eyes. When going out on missions, Kid will typically cover himself in a capa and mask that makes him look like a smaller version of his father. The reasons behind this is unknown, but it could be speculated that it is to show his rank as the son of Death.

In the manga, Kid's suit has now been replaced with the Spartoi uniform consisting of a white dress shirt, black tie, a white sports jacket, like that of Liz and Patti's, with a white dress or suit jaqueta over it with the Spartoi symbol on the left sleeve, navy pants and white shoes.
Kid's most notable feature is the three white lines that cut across the left side of his hair, stopping in a completely straight line along the front and back of his head. They are the Sanzu lines, and they act as limiters to his power. When one or mais line becomes connected, his power increases exponentially. Kid, however, greatly hates these lines because they throw off his physical symmetry. Mentioning these lines will send him into a fit of anxiety or during which he curses his own existence, calling himself an abomination. In the third episode of the anime, Kid's soul is shown as a red color and has the three white sanzu lines, representing his asymmetrical bangs. Later in the show, however, his soul is shown to be blue with a skull shape and the three Sanzu lines marking him as a Shinigami. When under the influence of madness, several black lines appear over Kid's mouth. These give the appearance of his mouth being sewn shut.

Another noticeable feature would be his eyes. Kid's eyes are two different shades of yellow, ringing around his pupil. The outside ring is a bright yellow while the inner ring is a dark yellow, similar to the color of gold. The reasons behind this double-coloring is unknown, though many simply attribute it to the fact that he is a Shinigami. Also shown later in the series, it would seem to be like a scope, able to select out enemies and lock onto them.



Liz: The eldest of the Thompson sisters. Kid picked her as one of his partners, due to the ability to become matching pistols with her sister, which fits perfectly with his symmetry obsession. Kid's biggest problem with her is that her human form doesn't match her sister's, with Patty being mais endowed, shorter, and having short hair. Though she sometimes gets exasperated with Kid's obsession with symmetry, the two do seem to share a rather strong bond with each other. When Kid gets captured por Eibon (Noah), she attempts to force him to give Kid back. When this attempt fails, however, Liz does not pursue Eibon. This causes Patty to call Liz a coward, to which Liz replies that she does not want to lose Kid, but she can't have Patty die on her as well. She also states that Kid was the reason for Liz and Patty reforming their rua thug-ing ways, to which she is grateful. Also, Kid is unsatisfied with the fact that her breasts aren't the same size as her sister, and thus asymmetrical.

Patti: The youngest of the Thompson sisters. Kid picked her as one of his partners, due to the ability to become matching pistols with her sister, which fits perfectly with his symmetry obsession. Kid's biggest problem with her is that her human form doesn't match her sister's, with Patty being mais endowed, shorter, and having short hair. Patty is always seemingly carefree, and also seems to share a strong bond with Kid, as seen when Kid gets captured por Eibon (Noah), where she uncharacteristically calls Liz (who Patty rather admires and looks up to) a coward for not trying to go after Kid. A running gag in the series is whenever Kid goes into a fit of depression related to symmetry, where as Liz either berates or tries to cheer Kid up, Patty simply ends up into a fit of laughter as she watches, though she often comforts Kid alongside her sister.


Shinigami: With the Shinigami as his father, Kid already has Shinigami powers and doesn't need to train his weapons, but he does so anyway. Where Kid is generally serious and reserved, his father is not, unless the situation calls for it. Kid has commented on this but doesn't stress it. He refers to Shinigami as 'honorable father' (父上, chichiue), who he seems to be named after as it has been shown that Shinigami's name was "Death" when he was younger.


Maka Albarn: Little interaction is shown between Maka and Kid, but it is established that they work well together as calm and strategic fighters. Their Soul Perception abilities are also similar (though Maka's are stronger). Kid showed strong disgust when Gopher attempted to assassinate Maka, and therefore values her friendship.

Black☆Star: Just like everyone else, Kid finds Black Star's need to be loud and noticed highly annoying. Being the son of Shinigami, Kid is seen as a god, which frustrates Black estrela at some points, as he is striving to become a person to surpass God, leading to conflicts between the two. Despite that, Kid does have a sort of respect for Black estrela and his combat skills, placing the two on good terms with one another, as shown when they fight alongside each other against Noah when Spartoi retrieves Kid from the Book of Eibon.

Soul Eater: Kid has no obvious opinions shown toward Soul but they are friends as at some points, Kid shows concern over Soul's wounds.

Tsubaki Nakatsukasa: Other than confusion about how Tsubaki tolerates her partner Black Star, Kid and Tsubaki get along fine. He also felt frustrated when Tsubaki didn't notice Free's illusion.


Excalibur: Kid, along with Black Star, went on a quest for Excalibur, after finding some information on it in a book. After finding Excalibur, they left him behind, despite him being the ultimate weapon, because his humor was too bizarre and he was way too annoying and self-absorbed, even mais than Black Star. Kid went on the quest originally because Excalibur's weapon form is perfectly symmetrical.

Crona: There is little interaction shown between Kid and Crona after the Demon Blade joins Shibusen, but Kid tells Crona that it is alright for him to cadastrar-se them at his own pace, showing that he has no bad feelings about him/her.


Naturally, Kid is very skilled with armas as he uses the Twin Demon armas as his weapons of choice. He holds his weapons in an unorthodox manner. The armas are held upside-down, with his pinkies used to pull the triggers. In addition, rather then normal bullets his weapons have the ability to compress his soul wavelength and fogo it at the target. This allows him to blast his soul wavelength through the opponent (as shown when used against Soul and Black*Star in their first encounter). The attack is mais of a dark-like 'stream' of energy that fires through the enemy, though it won't open a hole through the opponent or his/her clothing.

He has a flight-capable skateboard called Beelzebub, which he uses as a form of short distance transportation, though it could be used for long distance as well, as seen to be used for flying to Egypt.

Another notable capability is his Soul Perception, which is superior to most other Meisters.(excluding Maka).

As a Shinigami, Kid's potential power is technically far above that of his fellow Shibusen students. However, the details of Kid's, or his father's, nature as Shinigami have not been revealed. Both share a skull motif (in Shinigami's mask and Kid's rings and neck-tie) and dark, vaguely monstrous, shadows appear around them when either use their abilities, such as Shinigami attacking Asura and Kid using Soul Resonance.