Could these three get any more fucking awesome?
Just look at Medusa. Just look at her. The woman has a front braid and living snake tattoos for Christ’s sake. Not only that, she has one of the coolest fighting styles I have ever seen in an anime - I mean, directional goddamn vector arrows? If that’s not freaking BOSS, I don’t even know what is. And Marie? Marie is my spirit animal, because 1) She transforms into a hammer, thus enabling the use of the phrase “Stop. Hammer Time” in actual combat. 2) She wears an eye-patch. I think that speaks for itself. And 3) She once grew so desperate for matrimony that she contemplated marrying a toilet. I LOVE THIS WOMAN.
Then there’s Dr. Franken Stein, in all his psychotic godly magnificence. Don’t even get me STARTED on this man. Stein takes the expression “he’s got a screw loose” and upgrades it to an actual literal screw through his head. That labcoat, those glasses, that incredible fighting ability…Stein, baby, you can experiment on me any day. ;-P But no, in all seriousness, Stein is a really amazing character because as a teacher and a meister, he’s ostensibly a “good guy” who is constantly at war within himself thanks to his sadistic impulses and predilection toward madness. On a good day he’s barely sane, but throw in the influence of other characters who are trying to corrupt or heal him (i.e. Medusa and Marie), and it makes for some compelling character drama. Seeing Stein get dragged into cackling, scenery-melting insanity was one of the most intense parts of watching Soul Eater. I was super relieved when he resumed fighting for Team Good Guy with Marie as his Thor Hammer
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I suppose this could be taken as a MedusaxStein or a MariexStein pic, depending on which pairing you prefer. I often go for foe yay, but in this case I lean more toward SteinxMarie because, like I said, spirit animal. Anyway, enjoooooy Stein’s exposed jugular vein and Marie’s inexplicably torn skirt and random fishnets! ;-)
Professor Stein, Medusa, Marie Mjolnr, and Soul Eater (c) Atsushi Okubo
My weird obsession with mad scientist types (c) me
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