Shinigami's current weapon, the Death Scythe in charge of North America, and Maka's father, whose real name is Spirit Albarn. He takes on the name "Death Scythe" as he is the only one at Shinigami's dispense who actually is a scythe in his weapon form, which has a black blade and a cross-shaped handle. He is a philanderer and frequently goes out with multiple women, leading to a divorce with his wife. He desperately pines for his daughter's affections, and becomes depressed whenever she rejects him. He is also at odds with Soul Eater, whom Spirit dislikes. He is quite protective of Maka, and has fond memories of her early childhood. Before becoming Shinigami's weapon, Spirit had two meister partners: Franken Stein, who attended DWMA with him (and also experimented on him in his sleep), and his ex-wife, who turned him into a Death Scythe. When he talks about Maka's mother, he still calls her his wife and has to be reminded that she is his ex-wife.