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|Soma Asman Kadar|
|Kanji||ソーマ アスマン カダール|
|Romanji||Sōma Asuman Kadāru|
|Occupation||Prince of Bengal|
|Base of Operations||Ciel Phantomhive's London townhouse|
|Relatives||King of Bengal (father) |
|Manga Debut||Volume 3, Chapter 14|
|Anime Debut||Episode 13|
|Japanese Voice||Shinnosuke Tachibana|
|English Voice||Christopher Ayres|
Soma is a young Indian with dark skin, golden eyes, and shoulder-length, plum hair. He wears a sizable scarf, large earrings, a gold clip to hold his ponytail, and a decorative bindi. He dresses in a heavily embroidered sherwani, plain churidars.
Soma is a self-absorbed, relatively naive, and childish individual. He is quick to blame other people for his problems, and while he is able to take note of others' emotional states, such as when he notices that Agni seemed to be bothered by something, he is unwilling and afraid of confronting the matter. He seeks entertainment and dislikes being alone; he actively attempts to get the attention and company of others.
Soma cares deeply for Agni, as he views him as the one person who has never left his side, even when not physically by him. He also cares about impressing Ciel Phantomhive and convincing him to like him, and is overjoyed when Ciel implies they are friends. However, he is frightened of Sebastian Michaelis, and hides behind Ciel when speaking to him and cowering in fear when he comes close.
Eventually, Soma matures, and decides to work hard to earn things of his own and to become a good man. With this new attitude, he tries very hard to be of use to his new English friends and is pleased whenever he learns he can help with a task.
In Bengal, as one of 26 children, Soma was very lonely, as his father was not interested in him and his mother only cared about getting his father's attention. He was entrusted to Meena's care, and was with her for a long time. She was cheerful, spent time with him, and acted like an older sister. When Meena was taken to England, he resolved in going there as well in order to retrieve her.
Sometime before she left India, Soma had heard about the portentous strength of Arshad. He intervened when Arshad was arranged to be executed, and appointed him as his sparring partner. His attendants told him that he was not allowed to do as such, as Arshad was supposed to be killed for his crimes. Thus, to exempt him from his accountability, Soma cut Arshad's hair and renamed him "Agni," to mark the beginning of his new life.
Curry Contest ArcEdit
Soma and Agni first encounter Ciel, Sebastian, and Lau when they are being attacked by Indians in East End. He concludes that they are British noblemen, and says that he will side with the people of his country, and commands his butler Agni to attack them. However, when Indians fail to present a sound reason for fighting, he reprimands that provoking fights without reason is childish and orders Agni to side with the British. After Agni defeats the Indians, Soma tells Ciel that he is currently in the middle of a busy search and leaves with his butler.
Later that evening, Soma and Agni arrive at Ciel's London townhouse, and justify their stay by calling themselves Ciel's benefactors, for they have saved him at East End. The servants of the Phantomhive household are impressed by his prestige and flock around him. Ciel then demands that Soma and Agni leave but they refuse.
At breakfast, Soma explains that they are in England searching for his maidservant named Meena. Subsequently, they pray to the statue of Kali the Goddess. Soma prompts Ciel to help him locate her, but Sebastian states that Ciel has a scheduled day of lessons and work. Soma and Agni then intervene in Ciel's studies at every available opportunity, until the annoyed Ciel challenges Soma to a duel at fencing hour. In the midst of the match, Agni steps in to protect Soma, and inadvertently injures Ciel's arm in the process. Soma and Ciel decide to have their butlers face off, to determine the winner; in spite of that, they are evenly matched.
At dinner, Ciel undervalues Soma's endeavors to retrieve a mere servant, and Soma argues that Meena is extremely important to him, as without her, he is lonely in his castle back in India. Afterward, Ciel offers to play cards with Soma, but Soma turns him down, declaring that he must search for Meena. He then leaves the townhouse with Agni.
When they return to the townhouse, Agni secretly leaves once again, and Soma admits to Ciel, Sebastian, and Lau that he has noticed Agni's occasional mysterious departures. They follow him to Harold West's house, and sneak into his property. Sebastian induces the guard dogs to withdraw, and Lau renders the guard personnel asleep with a special technique, much to Soma's and Ciel's surprise.
Inside the building, they spy on Agni and Harold. When Agni mentions Meena's name, Soma bursts into the room and asks for information. Agni is forced to attack Soma upon Harold's orders, and Sebastian has to save Soma in disguise.
The four of them leave Agni and Harold behind, and they return to the London townhouse. Distressed, Soma destroys Ciel's tea set, and loudly wonders why Agni betrayed him and demands why everyone around him vanishes. He then flees to his room. Sebastian pulls Soma out of his hiding place, calls him rude and a spoiled brat for destroying other people's possessions, and denounces him as helpless without Agni. He states that his social status, servants, and wealth all come from his parents, and that Soma has earned nothing on his own. He reminds Soma that he lacked the courage to investigate Agni on his own.
Ciel then arrives and shares that his ambition in life is to make those that enslaved him, killed his family, and burned his house taste the same humiliation and feeling of powerlessness that he felt. Ciel says that he would rather stand on his own feet than mope, and that he wants to die without regrets, convincing Soma to take charge of his own life. Soma comments that, compared to Ciel, he knows nothing of the world and that he has never tried to understand people. He asks for Ciel's help to uncover the reason why Agni and Meena left him, and when Ciel agrees, Soma is elated. He thanks him, and hides behind him while apologizing to Sebastian as well. Soon after, Soma, Ciel, Sebastian, and Lau deduce Harold plans to entering the curry competition, with Agni as his chef, in order to win a Royal Warrant.
Ciel decides to join the competition for his Funtom Company, and Soma asserts that Agni is renowned for his curry-making abilities so he will be a difficult opponent. Soma then takes the job of a taste-tester for Sebastian, in order to assist in selecting a competition-worthy curry. After many failed attempts, Sebastian is, at last, able to accomplish, and they enter the curry competition.
At the competition, Soma points out that Sebastian making the curry in imperfect conditions and that he is overheating the curry. He is convinced that the Funtom Company will lose, but when the curry bun is presented, it turns out to have been a clever tactic on Sebastian's part. Sebastian wins the competition, and Harold is greatly upset. Meena runs to him, and Soma approaches her, delighted to have finally found her. She, however, insults him and reveals that she has purposely left him who she has deemed selfish. He apologizes for not understanding her feelings beforehand. He then goes to Agni, acknowledging everything he has done for him, and asks if they can remain together in which the latter accepts.
Soma gives Ciel his gratitude for winning, although Ciel claims that he has done so for himself. Soma says that if he has never encountered Ciel, he would have stayed ignorant; therefore, he now aims to learn many things so that he can become a great man. Later, while observing the setting sun, he clings onto Ciel and cries about Meena.
They return to Ciel's townhouse, and Ciel soon has guests from the Scotland Yard. Agni tries to turn himself in, which causes Ciel a lot of grief, and Soma reprimands him for doing so. Ciel decides to let Soma manage his London townhouse, and will pay him in return. Soma is eager and pleased, as it will be something he has earned by himself and he is excited to demonstrate his capability.
Noah's Ark Circus ArcEdit
Ciel and Sebastian quickly return to the London manor in order to get closer to investigate the Noah's Ark Circus, much to Soma's enjoyment. The idea with staying with Soma haunted Ciel and constant images of the prince would appear in the beginning, even though he was not actually present in the company. One of them, imagined by Ciel though, depicted Soma running about and yelling things that implied that Ciel was useless, which egged the boy to try his hand at making the Undertaker laugh. When they've gathered more information, Sebastian and Ciel leave for two days, which distresses Soma upon their return.
When Soma realizes that Ciel is sick, he refuses to let Ciel leave the manor and works himself to exhaustion in order to get Ciel back to normal health quickly. After passing out from exhaustion, Agni carries him out of Ciel's room, where Ciel is sleeping, and walks with Sebastian. Soma tries to get Agni to lip sync while he tells Sebastian that he's mean and that he should fawn over and be nice to Ciel while he's sick, since Ciel doesn't have any parents. He quickly runs away, presumably in fear of Sebastian, afterward. Sebastian is later shown to have taken this advice to heart.
That night, Ciel manages to get out of the manor, and past Soma and Angi, by smiling sweetly and thanking him for his help. When Soma realizes he's been duped, he calls out after Ciel that he'll remember that for when he returns.
Later, when Ciel and Sebastian return to the Phantomhive's main manor without telling Soma and Agni, they follow them to the manor. There, they meet Elizabeth Midford, with Soma revealing to her that Ciel had recently been ill, prompting her to question why Ciel never tells her anything.
Phantomhive Manor Murder Case ArcEditSoma and Agni are still at the manor, and when Ciel asks how long they intend to stay there for, Soma replies that he intends to stay through the holidays. Ciel tells him not to make up holidays, and then says he's too busy to spend time with him that day. Soma wants to play chess, but Ciel tells him to practice more, which he and Agni leave to do. Later, we briefly see Soma at Ciel's London manor. He is unhappily staring out the window at the rain. He is worried about Ciel, but Agni reassures him because Ciel has Sebastian with him.
Soma and Agni go to Sebastian's funeral, where Soma hugs Ciel with Elizabeth and they tell him they will be with him forever. After Sebastian is dug back up, he is seen crying in the background.
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- (During Ciel's art lesson, to Mey-Rin) "Drawing a bottle is boring, isn't it? Drawing a picture is better with a naked woman, right? So, woman! Undress!"
- "Sorry. We were that close and I didn't understand one bit of Meena's feelings. I'm sorry for never thinking about being a bother, and chasing you all the way to England. And thanks for everything up till now."
- (To Agni) "You stayed by my side, even when we were separated. I've given you nothing but trouble up until now. Will you stay by my side and still be my khan-sama?"
- (To Ciel Phantomhive) "From now on, I want to try and learn all sorts of things. And someday, I'll become a great man who won't lose to anyone and show you!"
- (To Elizabeth Midford) "I'm Soma, and if you're Ciel's fiancée, of course that makes you my little sister!"
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