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Justin Law (ジャスティン=ロウ, Jasutin Rō), known as the Executioner (死刑, Shikei), was a demon weapon and the former Death Scythe in charge of the DWMA Western Europe Branch.[5] After succumbing to madness, he later became an agent of the Kishin and a part of Noah's Gang before later allying himself with the Clown Army.[7]

Personality[]

Prior to his descent into Madness, Justin portrayed himself in a polite and zealous manner as a pious follower of Death as a divine figure of worship. His worship and faith in Death was reflected in his mannerisms and semi-religious way of dressing, speaking expressively of his devotion to his allies. Loyal to the DWMA, he often followed Death's orders to the letter, valued the lives of students within the academy, and was willing to kill those that threaten either those two things. When facing enemies like Giriko, he had a notion of subtle mockery and chastised them.

However, he secretly struggled to resolve his dilemma involving his tendency to remain solitary and inability to place enough trust in people to make friends with others, all while counting only on Death for comfort who was unable to assuage his loneliness, caused internal mental issues. Because of this and his poor understanding of Order and what "lies beyond it", it "crushed" him with despair and caused him to descend into Madness, according to Franken Stein. After his descent into Madness courtesy of the Clown, his personality became much darker, hostile, and more despicable. His willingness to kill now extended to his former allies. Under the allegiance of Asura, he now showed little to no remorse and adopted a misogynistic view on women.

Justin possesses a few quirks, having a tendency to not remove his headphones at appropriate situations, as well as speaking loudly while having his headphones on.

Appearance[]

Justin appears as a slim, young man with short, loosely styled blonde hair and light-blue eyes. In his initial appearance, his attire consists of a white shawl (similar to a mozzetta) that encompasses all of his upper body, extending from his neck to elbows. He bares a pectoral cross with Death's mask on it over the shawl and has visible headphones with the same symbol that emerge from the shawl and into his ears. Under the shawl is a black, ecclesiastical robe. The sleeves of the robe have white crosses on them which expand when Justin partially transforms, his guillotine blade emerging from the cross. The front of the robe also has a portion made of grey fabric that almost makes the robe look like a double-breasted overcoat. This section of the robe has six visible black buttons on it with cross designs that are symmetrically separated on opposite sides of the grey center of the robe. Finally, he wears a pair of black pants, loafers, and a white Zucchetto for a hat. While on Lost Island, he also sported gloves with crosses on them.

After Justin falls to Madness, he undergoes an alignment change which slightly affects his wardrobe. He still appears in his priestly attire and Zucchetto; however, the Death worship vanishes and is altered to a Kishin worshiping theme. The Deacon's cross with Death's mask design on it changes to a Kishin's three-eyed pendant instead, in addition to the same Kishin eyes being featured on Justin's sleeves (instead of the white crosses) and earphones (again, instead of Death's mask). After being damaged by Tezca Tlipoca's Solar Ray, he gained a massive scarring which appears like a constant, perpetual flame. In addition to this, his left lip, having been burned off, allows more of his teeth to be exposed. This appearance makes him appear increasingly more insane and malicious.

Power[]

Manga

Justin can be described as a very competent and famous prodigy, having earned the title as the youngest Death Weapon in the history of Death Weapon Meister Academy. He was able to gather 99 evil human souls and slay a witch without the need of a meister. His skill in battle had allowed him to rival and outmatch that of Giriko, a fellow demon weapon who is skilled without a meister and spent 800 years gathering power.

Franken Stein considered Justin dangerous enough to warrant the need for himself and Marie Mjolnir to fight as a pair, the latter of which lightly reminded the then-angered Death Scythe that he was capable of becoming a Death Scythe on his own unlike herself.

Special Abilities[]

Magical-Like Powers (魔法的な力, Mahō Tekina Chikara): Per being a death weapon, Justin Law is assumed to possess an advanced version of wavelength control that enables him to perform a variety of special attacks and techniques.

  • Prayer (祈り, Inori): As a priest, Justin is capable of performing a prayer. While praying to Death (and later Asura), he can amplify his own soul wavelength to execute techniques. Although he usually does perform a prayer before executing some of his techniques, it is not a requirement. The prayer's effect is comparable to Soul Resonance between a meister and weapon.
  • Full-Weapon Transformation (全身武器, Zenshin Buki): Being a Demon Weapon, Justin is capable of transforming himself into a weapon.
    • Demon Guillotine (魔ギロチン, Magirochin): Justin's weapon form is that of a guillotine, though it has yet to be revealed beyond partial transformations.
    • Stationary Type (設置型, Setchi Gata): Justin is known as a Stationary type of weapon and as such, is capable of setting traps due to his weapon-related powers. As such, he can create guillotine-like traps in which he ensnares enemies and bisects them with a blade like that of a real guillotine. Art of Self Defense (護身術, Goshin Jutsu): A prodigy recognized for being capable of becoming a death weapon at age thirteen on his own, Justin is a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant who specializes in a fighting style that allows him to utilize partial weapon transformations to battle without a meister. His skills are on par with that of Giriko, having stalemated the more experienced combatant. Enhanced Durability: Justin is able to take and shrug off blunt hits from both Marie Mjolnir's powerful punches and direct hits from Franken Stein using Mjolnir; this is despite the fact that his speed far surpasses Justin's own after the latter utilized Lightning Rope.

"Executioner" Form: After his prior descent into madness and subsequent adoption of the doctrines belonging to the Kishin Asura, Justin Law procures the ability to merge with a mechanical Clown through a mere snap of his fingers and the uttering of a single command. The process itself is a relatively simple one, requiring only that the Clown deconstruct its body and proceed to surround Justin in order to complete the unison, but the alterations the transformation results in are nonetheless drastic because of this.

  • Madness Wavelength (狂気の波長, Kyōki no hachō): Because of a Clown's nature in sharing the same wavelength as the Kishin, the Executioner form is capable of having a Madness Wavelength which can be used in battle.

Chain Blades: This form can make use of chain blades which replace Justin's hands, capable of fighting opponents as well as deflecting attacks like Vector Arrow when accurately swung.

Lip Reading: Justin has admitted to being able to read the lips of others, allowing him to communicate without having to remove his earbuds.

List of techniques[]

Standalone techniques
  • Holy Cross Chop (聖十字手刀, Hijiri Jūji Shuto; FUNimation "Saint Cross Knife"): An attack in which Justin attacks with his arms being partial blades from his guillotine weapon form, creating an offensive cross formation. Such an attack was lethal, capable of critically damaging Giriko had he not used his defensive Chain ability.
  • Carcan Bras (, Karukan Bura; FUNimation "Neck Shackle Guard"): A technique in which Justin immobilizes his opponent's limbs by transforming his arm into the headlock component of a guillotine.
  • Headbutt of Love (愛の頭突き, Ai no Zudzuki): After immobilizing an opponent with Carcan Bras, Justin pulls them towards himself to deliver a headbutt.
Magical-Like Powers techniques
  • Law-Abiding Silver Gun (, Rō Abaidingu Shirubāgan) : A powerful technique in which, after performing a prayer, Justin's guillotine blade is pointed at a target and sends out a powerful ray of light made up of his Soul Wavelength capable of cleaving the Oldest Golem's head.
  • Law-Abiding Silver Gun Radiant (「」, Rō Abaidingu Shirubāgan "Reidianto"): A variation of Law-Abiding Silver Gun that instead produces a widely dispersed beam capable of pushing Giriko himself back.
Madness techniques
  • Madness Fusion (狂気融合, Kyōki Yūgō): This ability allows Justin to fuse with the Clown.

History[]

Enrolled in Death Weapon Meister Academy, his devotion to the worship of Death was known and made it difficult for him to make friends within the Academy. Understanding his problem, Death assisted Justin in making him a Death Scythe.

When he was thirteen years old, he had successfully become a Death Scythe, having done so without a Meister, and was hailed as the youngest Death Scythe in history as well as being called "The Executioner who appears with Deafening Sound". This exploit made him somewhat of a legend in the DWMA. After becoming a Death Scythe, he often spent time with Tezca Tlipoca, though he was unable to comprehend what he was saying due to his bear mask blocking his lips.

Synopsis[]

Traitors arc[]

When a trio of NOT Class students (Anya Hepburn, Tsugumi Harudori, Meme Tatane) are lost within the many halls and passages of Death Weapon Meister Academy, Justin stands ready to assist them, though he intimidates them with his sudden appearance and misinterpreting his words as having darker intentions. He's later present as Clay Sizemore reveals the possible suspects of recent thefts in the DWMA and the rise of Traitors, including the Witch, Shaula Gorgon.

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