Esdeath

Akame ga Kill!

エスデス
Esdeath

Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka

Esdeath is the leader of the Jaegers and a high-ranking officer from the Empire. She is known as the most powerful individual in the Empire and is an expert at torturing others, a talent she thoroughly enjoys. After Night Raid is increasing in infamy, she is called to the capital in order to hunt them down. Upon arriving, she states her desire to fall in love. She comes up with a list of very specific details that she looks for in a partner, and falls in love with Tatsumi who meets all the requirements and wishes to persuade him to join her group and win his heart,[ch. 16] unaware he is an enemy. Tatsumi, who once hoped that he could persuade her to join the Revolutionary Army, loses hope after he discovers that her sadistic ego is strong enough to resist her Teigu’s side effects that have driven many others mad.[ch. 27] Esdeath, however, shows subtle differences from her war-loving nature due to her being in love with Tatsumi that many, including herself have noticed to be out of her character. These include wanting to be in love at all, going for a night patrol because the moon is pretty, feeling lonely without Tatsumi and even gazing at a drawing she made of him during her free time. When Tatsumi rejects her offer to join her in exchange for a pardon from execution, she says that she will kill him personally rather than let anyone else touch him (though she intended to simply put him in a false death state and sneak him into her custody), and showed anger that was uncharacteristic of her normally aloof behavior when Mine came to rescue him. After Tatsumi punched her and escaped execution, Esdeath came to the realization that he will never love her no matter what she does, and resolved to truly kill him the next time they meet, or be killed by him.

Esdeath justifies her sadistic nature and love for conflict by her father’s philosophy of “the strong survive and the weak die”, how her father would harvest parts from prey without killing it first, and the upbringing she experienced in the north by surviving on her own under harsh conditions while killing danger beasts to keep herself alive after her tribe was wiped out. This all further enforced her father’s philosophy, and made her merciless and unnecessarily cruel to her opponents after joining the army, going so far as to allow her soldiers to violate rebel villagers as a reward. However, she is nevertheless capable of compassion for her comrades, and values the talented and powerful, as she releases Liver from prison in exchange for his services. Her Teigu, “Demon God Manifestation: Demon’s Extract” (魔神顕現 デモンズエキス Majin Kengen: Demonzu Ekisu?), is the blood of an ultra-class beast that she drank, which allows her to create and manipulate ice[ch. 42] This ability is considered by Najenda to be the strongest known Teigu. Although this Teigu usually drives anyone who drinks it insane from hearing dark voices in their head, Esdeath is immune to this side effect because of her sadistic nature and unbreakable will. Najenda also stated that the Teigu originally did not have a trump ability, but Esdeath created one for the purposes of never letting Tatsumi get away from her and to defeat her opponent without fail. Her trump ability is to freeze time and space itself, allowing only herself to move freely to do as she pleases.[ch. 27] She is also armed with a rapier and possesses great skills in combat, without resorting to her Teigu.

In the anime, Esdeath replaces Honest as the series’ main antagonist. After Tatsumi escapes the execution, she remains adamant in winning his heart. She was shown to be greatly saddened when Tatsumi died while stopping the Shikoutazer (despite saying he was weak for dying). She then confronts Akame and the two engage in a duel to the death. During the Duel, Esdeath states that she will travel the world to create an endless battlefield where she can hunt and kill her enemies endlessly. Akame is forced to use Demon Sword Murasame’s hidden ability to fight her on equal footing. The duel ends when Esdeath tries to use her hidden ability to freeze Akame in time only to discover that it was an afterimage created by Esdeath’s own blood lust and she was struck down by Akame’s One Cut Killer. Dying, Esdeath seems to be content with her defeat. She takes Tatsumi’s body in her right arm and creates an ice cocoon around them both. When the ice cocoon cracks and shatters, which disintegrates the two bodies encapsulated within, Esdeath’s final thoughts were that her only regret was not having Tatsumi by her side at the end.

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Akame ga Kill!

エスデス
Esdeath

Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka

Esdeath is the leader of the Jaegers and a high-ranking officer from the Empire. She is known as the most powerful individual in the Empire and is an expert at torturing others, a talent she thoroughly enjoys. After Night Raid is increasing in infamy, she is called to the capital in order to hunt them down. Upon arriving, she states her desire to fall in love. She comes up with a list of very specific details that she looks for in a partner, and falls in love with Tatsumi who meets all the requirements and wishes to persuade him to join her group and win his heart,[ch. 16] unaware he is an enemy. Tatsumi, who once hoped that he could persuade her to join the Revolutionary Army, loses hope after he discovers that her sadistic ego is strong enough to resist her Teigu’s side effects that have driven many others mad.[ch. 27] Esdeath, however, shows subtle differences from her war-loving nature due to her being in love with Tatsumi that many, including herself have noticed to be out of her character. These include wanting to be in love at all, going for a night patrol because the moon is pretty, feeling lonely without Tatsumi and even gazing at a drawing she made of him during her free time. When Tatsumi rejects her offer to join her in exchange for a pardon from execution, she says that she will kill him personally rather than let anyone else touch him (though she intended to simply put him in a false death state and sneak him into her custody), and showed anger that was uncharacteristic of her normally aloof behavior when Mine came to rescue him. After Tatsumi punched her and escaped execution, Esdeath came to the realization that he will never love her no matter what she does, and resolved to truly kill him the next time they meet, or be killed by him.

Esdeath justifies her sadistic nature and love for conflict by her father’s philosophy of “the strong survive and the weak die”, how her father would harvest parts from prey without killing it first, and the upbringing she experienced in the north by surviving on her own under harsh conditions while killing danger beasts to keep herself alive after her tribe was wiped out. This all further enforced her father’s philosophy, and made her merciless and unnecessarily cruel to her opponents after joining the army, going so far as to allow her soldiers to violate rebel villagers as a reward. However, she is nevertheless capable of compassion for her comrades, and values the talented and powerful, as she releases Liver from prison in exchange for his services. Her Teigu, “Demon God Manifestation: Demon’s Extract” (魔神顕現 デモンズエキス Majin Kengen: Demonzu Ekisu?), is the blood of an ultra-class beast that she drank, which allows her to create and manipulate ice[ch. 42] This ability is considered by Najenda to be the strongest known Teigu. Although this Teigu usually drives anyone who drinks it insane from hearing dark voices in their head, Esdeath is immune to this side effect because of her sadistic nature and unbreakable will. Najenda also stated that the Teigu originally did not have a trump ability, but Esdeath created one for the purposes of never letting Tatsumi get away from her and to defeat her opponent without fail. Her trump ability is to freeze time and space itself, allowing only herself to move freely to do as she pleases.[ch. 27] She is also armed with a rapier and possesses great skills in combat, without resorting to her Teigu.

In the anime, Esdeath replaces Honest as the series’ main antagonist. After Tatsumi escapes the execution, she remains adamant in winning his heart. She was shown to be greatly saddened when Tatsumi died while stopping the Shikoutazer (despite saying he was weak for dying). She then confronts Akame and the two engage in a duel to the death. During the Duel, Esdeath states that she will travel the world to create an endless battlefield where she can hunt and kill her enemies endlessly. Akame is forced to use Demon Sword Murasame’s hidden ability to fight her on equal footing. The duel ends when Esdeath tries to use her hidden ability to freeze Akame in time only to discover that it was an afterimage created by Esdeath’s own blood lust and she was struck down by Akame’s One Cut Killer. Dying, Esdeath seems to be content with her defeat. She takes Tatsumi’s body in her right arm and creates an ice cocoon around them both. When the ice cocoon cracks and shatters, which disintegrates the two bodies encapsulated within, Esdeath’s final thoughts were that her only regret was not having Tatsumi by her side at the end.

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