Soul Evans, nicknamed Soul Eater, is a demon scythe and the partner of Maka Albarn, and the main male protagonist. His weapon form has a red- and-black blade and an eye near its heel which expresses his emotions. He has a laid-back and nonchalant personality and tries to maintain a "cool" attitude, but often ends up embarrassing himself instead. He tends to bicker with Maka over unimportant things from time to time, but is fiercely loyal to her and has more than once displayed his will to die for his friends' safety. He also fights to resist the madness-inducing effects of black blood, which takes the form of a little demon who appears within his subconscious, after he is slashed in the chest by Ragnarok and infected with the Demon Sword's blood.