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Esdeath
Esdeath

Full Name

Esdeath

Nicknames

General Esdeath

Goals

Make Tatsumi her lover or kill him, crush the rebellion and find a strong opponent to face

Fate

Killed by Akame

General Esdeath is a major antagonist in the manga and anime series Akame ga Kill. She is a general of the Empire, and one of their most powerful members. Her Teigu gives her control over ice, and she is thusly one of the most feared members of the Empire. She is the leader of the Jaegers.

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Esdeath was born in the Northern Frontier Lands as the daughter of the clan's chief. Even as a child, Esdeath was a skilled fighter and killer, being trained by her father to hunt down Danger Beasts. From a young age, Esdeath was instilled a "survival of the fittest" mentality from her father, being taught that only the strong deserved to live. One day, while Esdeath was hunting, her village was destroyed by a rival clan, with her father dying in her arms. From that day forward, Esdeath vowed to become stronger.

In adulthood, Esdeath joined the Empire's military and quickly ascended the ranks, becoming a colleague with Najenda. Her power caught the attention of Prime Minister Honest, who allowed her to choose an Imperial Arm to increase her strength. Esdeath chose the Imperial Arm known as Demon's Extract, which bestowed upon Esdeath control over ice.

Becoming a general in the Imperial ranks, Esdeath soon became a symbol of terror in the Empire. When an enemy faction known as the Revolutionary Army arose to overthrow the Empire, Esdeath was dispatched by the Prime Minister to take part in defeating the rival force. When Najenda defected from the Empire to join the Revolutionary Army, Esdeath attempted to kill her. The fight that ensued resulted in the loss of Najenda's right eye and arm, though she survived and became the head of the assassination group Night Raid of the Revolutionary Army.

PersonalityEdit

Esdeath is a sadist with a strong sense of bloodlust and a severe lack of empathy. She enjoys inflicting physical and emotional pain on her opponents, and has no qualms with massacring scores of people. She enjoys war and the thrill of battle. Due to her great power, Esdeath yearns to face an opponent that matches her own abilities. 

At a young age, she was instilled by her father with the mindset that the strong live and the weak die, a philosophy that carried on into adulthood. When her subordinates are killed, she often dismisses this as them being weak. Despite this, Esdeath has shown a genuine fondness of her followers, and is greatly charismatic. 

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Esdeath is considered the Empire's strongest soldier, and is without a doubt one of the most powerful characters in the series. She possesses a Teigu called Devil's Extract that allows her to create ice. This ability allows her to kill scores of enemies in a short amount of time by freezing them to death. Her trump card allows her to temporarily freeze time itself.

Esdeath was a skilled combatant at a young age, taking part in hunts as a child. She grew comfortable with the idea of inflicting pain on others during her childhood in the village. As an adult , she is a master swordsman, being able to kill dozens of opponents in a short amount of time. 

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