Soubi Agatsuma

我妻 草灯, Beloved
A twentyyearold art student. He is a former student of Shichisei Gakuen often translated as Academy of Seven Voices a school for fighters where Ritsu Minami was his teacher. As ordered Soubi contacted Ritsuka after Seimei039s death. He introduced Ritsuka to the world of fighters and sacrifices and told Ritsuka he would be his fighter. Although Soubi039s quottrue namequot is Beloved and Ritsuka039s is Loveless they fight as a pair which is considered taboo. There is also a severe loss of strength and in Soubi039s case his marking bleeds in battle. Since meeting Ritsuka Soubi doesn039t operate under the Beloved name and effectively abandoned it altogether. Soubi appears to know much more about Seimei and his cause of death than he will divulge. Despite Ritsuka039s insistence that he tell him everything he knows Soubi refuses. In volume 4 of the manga he even says quotSeimei is my God.quot He openly declares that he lives his life by Seimei039s orders but still says he obeys Ritsuka039s every order. Many readers and characters in the story itself label Soubi as a masochist. He is extremely contradictory and says conflicting things on pain and control making his true feelings unclear. A popular theory among readers is that Soubi is selective and only desires punishment from those he deems worthy and strong such as Seimei and Ritsuka. In support of this theory Soubi shuns Ritsu039s offers to control his life. In addition to the masochist label Soubi is often described as having a shotacon complex. Despite the clamor to label him as such it is also claimed by some there is no evidence of this within the canon. Though at least in the anime it must be noted that Soubi is recurrently fondling and kissing the 12yearold Ritsuka. It is difficult to explain the sexual connotations of their behaviour without resorting to a shotaconrelationship at the very least one can say their relationship is sexually ambiguous. Whether this is part of a broader complex is unknown though in the anime Soubi also showed a certain infatuation with the male Zero039s. Source: Wikipedia
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