- Maka Albarn (マカ=アルバーンMaka Arubān?)
- Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (drama CD), Chiaki Omigawa (Japanese), Laura Bailey (English)
- The meister of the scythe Soul Eater and the main female protagonist. She is a young but dedicated student who takes after her mother, another prodigious meister. However, her relationship with her father Spirit (aka Death Scythe) is incredibly strained due to his constant flirtations with women, leading her parents to divorce. As such, Maka is obsessed with turning Soul Eater into a Death Scythe that will surpass her father. She makes a good team with Soul, but is prone to nagging and violent outbursts whenever Soul does something foolish. She also developed her own version of the reaper chop that has the same effect as the original but since she lacks Death's large hands she uses a book. When in danger, however, Maka does everything she can to keep Soul out of harm's way but does a poor job at it. Her skills as a scythe meister allow her to perform the Witch-Hunt Slash (魔女狩りMajo Gari?, lit. "Witch-Hunt") and Demon-Hunt Slash (魔神狩りMajin Gari?, lit. "Demon-Hunt") with ease when resonating with Soul, but when Soul is infected by black blood, Maka risks slipping into madness if they can't control it. She eventually develops the Anti-Demon Wavelength inherited from her mother, which repels the effects of insanity. She is adept at Soul Perception, which allows her to detect souls and judge their strength; she even has the potential to sense witches' souls even when they suppress their magic. After turning Soul into a Death Scythe, Maka gains the ability to fly with the angelic wings offered by her Grigori soul. In the anime only, Maka is shown to be part weapon, able to conjure scythes on her body during her fight against Asura after losing consciousness. In the manga, Maka has a hard time understanding music so she is jealous about Soul's love for it.