|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. He developed a crush on Rachel Gardner at first sight and became obsessed on burying her in one of his graves.
Eddie is quite short, said to be around Ray's height. He is 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 a kind and respectful boy, and he likes making graves for those he killed. He considers all the graves he made as his treasure boxes, and so automatically believes those who are buried in his graves belongs only to him. This believes stem from his life with his family; his parents never gave him anything only for him but rather giving old possessions of his older brother to him and then his own is given to his little brother. Befitting child his age, he is childish and immature if he doesn't get his way, and can tend to grow rather impatient as well.
HistoryEddie 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's never got things of his own. As all the stuff he had all belonged to his older brothers. And the stuff he used to have, all went 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.
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 who had to do the dirty work as he's the most skilled worker out of 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 with his own hand. 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 didn't like talking about her family. She then visited him for two nights straight, until she collapsed in front of Eddie on 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 if the girl would leave if there were 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. In Episode.0, Eddie seemed to have known Gray before Danny or Cathy did as Gray requested Eddie's help to bury the body of an escaped prisoner that Danny had killed.
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, manga, and novel, Eddie chases Rachel through the maze as she searches for the control panel to turn on the lights. Rachel tricks Eddie to attack at a wrong spot by throwing some rocks until she finally turn on the lights. He feels betrayed when she does so, also confused as to why she would chose Zack over him despite all his hard work to appeal for her. With no darkness to use as cover, his position is exposed to Zack who points out that he has been rejected by Rachel. Eddie pleads to Rachel one last time to let him kill her, but to his dismay, Rachel rejects him once more. Letting his guard down, Zack cuts him down and pushes his body into the grave at the center of the maze that was originally meant for Rachel.
In the anime, Rachel tricks Eddie into dropping the controller he holds, which control the lights, by blinding his vision with her flashlight up-close and then slams him to the tombstone. 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.
Eddie appears as a hallucination that Rachel saw from the hallucinogen spread by Gray. He taunts Rachel for heartlessly stomping o the hands of the corpses that appeared from underground and states how selfish she is.
He then appears again during the court session together with Cathy and Danny as witnesses to testify against Rachel, claiming that he will tell what he likes about her and what he dislikes about her. Eddie wanted to go first, but to his chagrin, Cathy requests to go first. Reluctantly, Eddie and Danny lets Cathy to testify first. After Cathy's testimony, Eddie testifies how much he liked Rachel and could see many similarities between her and himself that he believed they would be a match. However, after being killed, he realized that unlike him. everything that Rachel did was only for herself and he couldn't understand why she's so stubborn of choosing Zack over him. This leads him to conclude that Rachel is a witch and requests that she's being sentenced to death by being stabbed by spikes. However, seeing Rachel ignoring him, Eddie grows desperate, making Gray ends his testimony while telling the boy that he has let his heart being bewitched by Rachel, forcing Eddie to stand down.
"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'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.