Just to remind you, I’ve unilaterally decided to take pairing to mean meister/weapon pairing and to stick to the ones actually shown in the anime. I realize the next question might require me to revisit this decision but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
- Your Favorite Teen Meister
- Your Least Favorite Teen Meister
- Your Favorite Teen Weapon
- Your Least Favorite Teen Weapon
- Your Favorite Adult Meister
- Your Least Favorite Adult Meister
- Your favorite Adult Weapon
- Your Least favorite Adult Weapon
- Your Favorite Witch
- Your Least Favorite Witch
- Your Favorite Class
- Your Favorite Outfit
- Your Favorite Pairing
- Your Least Favorite Pairing
- Your Favorite Crack Pairing
- Your Least Favorite Crack Pairing
- Your Favorite Scene
- Your Least Favorite Scene
- Your Favorite Opening
- Your Least Favorite Opening
- Your Favorite Ending
- Your Least Favorite Ending
- Moon or Sun?
- Fool! / BAKA!
- Lord Death
- If You Met Your All Time Favorite Character
- Chibi Time?
- A Message To Atsushi Ohkubo
Your Least Favorite Pairing
I’ve done a lot of cheating on the least favorite questions. But what do they expect. Obviously, if I’m doing the challenge, I’ve enjoyed the show enough to mindfully craft 30 insightful posts about it! I’m not filled with hate…towards this specific series. So I’ve more or less stuck to hating on characters cause they were just not used enough.It’s kind of a cheap way out. You would probably have prefered I just flame out on a few peeps. I also think mean posts are more fun to read but I can’t do it you guys.
Once again, I bring you a pairing that is absolutely lovely but that I have bumped to the bottom of the favorites list on a technicality: Death and Spirit.
As you guys might know, I love Spirit. He’s a pretty close second favorite character for this show and I jump on any opportunity to talk about him. I’ve been a little less vocal about Death but I’m very fond of him too. He also has the whole loving dad thing going for him (sorta) and is a well-balanced character that served his role well without ever becoming a stereotype.
Both of them also work well together. The chemistry is apparent and the balance of power comes out beautifully in more intense moments. The simple fact that Spirit is Death’s weapon, marking him as the highest, most evolved form of weapon available, is in of itself, an interesting plot point and an important character trait for Spirit. As such this pairing really serves expository double duty which is more than I can say for most.
Spirit and Death’s casual banter serve to humanize them both. Death’s character avoids becoming too kooky (and then jarringly threatening) by calming down Spirit during his frequent freak outs and serving as a straight man when the latter becomes more eccentric.
As a counterpoint, Spirit’s own character is leveled out by his more somber moments, when he suddenly takes his responsibilities seriously, and these moments can only exist because of his role as Death’s weapon.
Clearly you see where I’m driving at here.
Death and Spirit are my least favorite pairing because Death in confined to the DWMA, and when Spirit has to stay by his side, to be readily available in case of emergency, it effectively takes him out of the storyline. Why couldn’t we have more wacky Spirit front line adventures?
Suggested drink: Grim Reaper
- Every time Death and Spirit bicker – drink
- Every time Spirit wishes he could leave – drink
- Every time Death makes a silly joke – drink
- Every time Death gets physical – drink
- Every time Spirit is in Death Scythe form – drink
- Every time you wish Spirit wa there – I feel you
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