|Also known as||
Edward Mason (Real Name)
154 cm (5'0")
|Cause of Death||
Killed by Zack
Eddie (Edward Mason) is one of the antagonists in Satsuriku no Tenshi. He first appears on floor B4. In the game, he seems to have romantic feelings for Rachel Gardner.
Eddie is quite short, said to be around Ray's height. He is seen wearing a red scarf around his neck, a jumper suit with a white T-shirt underneath, a burlap mask covering his face, brown gloves, and brown boots. He also has fair skin and was revealed to have red/scarlet hair in Episode NG and also has green eyes and freckles. He is often seen carrying a shovel everywhere since he's a grave keeper.
Eddie, according to Gray, is said to be a kind and respectful boy, and he likes making graves for those he killed. He does have romantic feelings for Rachel and knows what she desires. He makes a grave for Rachel (and Zack), and wishes to be her killer instead of Zack. He attempts to get Rachel to allow him to kill her but ultimately fails in doing so.
He appears to be rather childish and immature if he doesn't get his way, and can tend to grow rather impatient as well.
There are no hints of Eddie's background throughout the main game. But it is then stated in the manga that he was born in a family that had been graveyard workers for generations. He was the third child of his family along with his three brothers, and was often considered the best worker in the family business.
However, despite Eddie's hard work and determination in helping his parents, he never gets things of his own. As all the stuff he had all belonged to his older brothers. And the stuff he used to have all go to his younger brother. Even the family business was given to his older brothers although he works better, longer and harder than the both of them.
It is also hinted in the manga that his oldest brother might have bipolar syndrome, as he always gets angry for no reason and starts to destroy things around him, including family pets. But if any of them die out of any circumstances, Eddie was usually the one to do the dirty work as he's the most skilled worker in his siblings. He then "realized", if any of the pets died, he would be the one to make a grave for them, and it would be a "thing of his own". So, he started to get anticipated for his pets' death. Until he started to think that since the pets were killed by his brother, it's still considered to be his brother's belongings.
His urge of killing started when the family cat got an incurable disease. He then killed the cat with his shovel and buried it in the graveyard. He laughed happily after burying the cat as he considered the cat to be "his stuff" now after he killed it. After that, he started to kill animals randomly and bury them in the graveyard.
His backstory progressed as he met a cute girl while he was burying one of the animals he killed. He also started to wear his mask to hide his identity. They talked a lot and exchanged information about each other, though the girl doesn't like talking about her family. She then came to find him for two nights straight, until she collapsed in front of Eddie in the third night. The girl admitted that she ran away from her abusive foster family and had nowhere to go. Eddie thought of it and asked the girl would she go back if there are other places for her to 'go back' to besides her home. Though the girl was never given a chance to answer as Eddie later killed her after a series of thoughts about having her as a "thing of his own" by burying her in his graveyard.
It is still unknown how Eddie ended up in the building, but it is believed he was brought in by Gray.
Eddie prepares on his own floor off-screen.
B4 - Graveyard
When Rachel and Zack make it to his floor, Eddie has written Rachel a note, proclaiming his love for her and claiming to know everything about her, including her wish to die. Ultimately, he wants to give her a place of eternal rest. He uses the darkness as cover to plant more notes in Rachel's path and laughs to let her know he's watching her every step. When she and Zack are separated, Eddie confronts Zack, but again uses the darkness to his advantage when taunting Zack. He says he'll be the one to kill Rachel because they were practically made for each other and because, unlike Zack, he understands her desires.
Afterwards, he appears before Rachel in the water control room. He repeats what he claimed in his notes, about knowing her desires and wanting to put her to rest. He questions her on why she chooses to stay with Zack when she doesn't immediately agree for him to be her executioner, getting even more frustrated when she brings Zack's promise. Eddie retreats when Zack breaks through the wall to get to Rachel, but leaves her with parting words that he'll wait for her, meaning he'll be in the final room to get off B4.
B4 - Power Room
In the game, Eddie chases Rachel through the maze as she searches for the control panel to turn on the lights. He feels betrayed when she does so, also confused as to why she would chose Zack over him. With his guard down and no darkness to use as cover, Zack cuts him down and pushes his body into the grave at the center of the maze.
In the anime, Rachel tricks Eddie into dropping the controller he holds, which control the lights. The scenario afterwards plays out similarly, which Eddie asking Rachel why she won't choose him and being killed by Zack in a grave meant for Rachel.
"I'm more interested in getting that girl's grave finished. I'm...I'm in love!"
"The only freedom we're given is for our actions on our own floors..."
"Don't you know? Graves are dark, cool, and comfy!"
Eddie is revealed to have romantic feelings for Rachel and even said to have fallen for her at first sight, he claims to know everything about her, including her desire to be killed. He attempts to convince Rachel to have him kill her instead of Zack, but in the end, fails horribly.
Eddie shows a strong disliking for Zack, and even tends to call him Dumb on one occasion during one of their many heated debates. He seems to envy Zack for having the permission to kill Ray, often asking why he is allowed to kill her and not him.
Not much of their relationship is shown, but it can be shown in episode 3 that they aren't exactly on friendly terms.
Although the two are not seen interacting, they are both present in Rachel's trial in her dream.
- Eddie's face is never revealed in the game. However, it was in both the manga and the anime. Eddie is revealed to have a messy-like orange hair, and his eye color is emerald.
- A few of his sprites from the game have been shown with his eyes present beneath the mask, leaving the majority of his face a mystery at the time.
- Eddie's mask is shown to make facial expressions. Although, this could only be for comical relief. In the scene in the anime where Zack strikes Eddie in the head with the back of his scythe and unveils his mask in the process, one can get a quick glimpse of the mask making X-eyes.