All About Skuld *_*
Age: 12 (approximate earth years)
Domain: The Future
Energy Source: Ice Cream
Mode of Transportation: water
Angel: Noble Scarlet (manga only)
Voice Actress: Hisakawa Aya
Skuld is the de-bugger of Yggdrasil, Heaven's Ultimate Force system. (The Ultimate Force keeps
everything running smoothly on earth and as part of that makes sure that contacts are kept. So
anytime a contract is in danger of being voided, The Ultimate Force acts to protect it.) The
bugs of Yggdrasil look like rabbits except that they have eight long legs like a spider. When
Skuld hits them with her super-extendable mallet, they disappear. They are very fast and hard
to catch. When Urd is forbidden to return home for causing Yggdrasil to crash, the bugs are
everywhere and an overworked Skuld becomes very lonely. So she decides to pay her onee-sama
(respected older sister) on earth. She appears out of the water in a bathtub, which Keiichi
happens to be in. Since she wants Belldandy to return home, she doesn't like Keiichi very much in
the beginning since he is why her sister is on earth in the first place. She is often sticking her
tongue out at him.
Since she is so young, and only has a limited license, Skuld depends on
machines to help her out instead of a lot of magic. She is like the engineer of the group. She has
"skuld bombs", a bug catching machine (kinda like the ghost traps on Ghostbusters) and a snowball
machine. So even though she doesn't have very good control of her magic yet, she is still
formidable. The thing that Skuld can not stand is useless mecha.
When Skuld is on earth,
she must have some source of energy. This source is ice cream.
Near the end when she is working on an enormous project, ice cream cups begin to pile up until
there are probably over 50 empty cups sitting by the computer.
In the manga, Skuld has an Angel called Noble Scarlet. When Skuld first tried to summon her
angel, she fails since she doesn't have enough power as a goddess yet.
Since Noble Scarlet is in the water classification, Skuld and Keiichi are trapped by a wall of
water. Urd calls her Angel, World Of Elegance, to free them. Noble Scarlet has a bit more freedom
in her actions since Skuld can't quite control her yet. Noble Scarlet tries to help Skuld out
in some situations even though Skuld doesn't want her to.
Why Skuld Is So Lovable *_*
Because I say so. just kidding.
First and foremost, Skuld is, for all
intents and purposes, and engineer. If she needs to do something, she
builds a machine for it. Also, she can't stand to build a mecha (machine)
that is useless. I am also an engineer so I sympathize with her when
she just can't walk away from Keiichi's motorcycle blueprints where most of the calculations are
wrong. I think my favorite line from the OAV's is when she looks at her corrections to the
blueprints and says 'What beautiful equations' I think it is really inventive that since she is so young, and doesn't have very good
control of her magic, she builds what she needs instead of just conjuring it through a spell.
Another reason, which anyone (not just engineers) can relate to is her total innocence and youthfulness.
From the moment she arrives at Keiichi and Belldandy's house, she decides that she dislikes
Keiichi since he is the reason her sister remains on earth. However, her actions have no
real hatred at heart. She is just a child who is acting out on him because she misses her
sister. Her antics when she is goading Keiichi in an attempt to get her sister to realize what a
'mistake' it is to stay are a reflection of her youth and innocence in not understanding what it
means to be in love. Her actions are lovable because children can relate to her now, and
adults can probably remember a time when they acted similar. (I know I see more than just a little bit
of myself when I was young in Skuld) When she sees how upset her sister is when Keiichi and
her must be separated, she begins to realize what he means to her sister. Her interactions with
Urd, her older sister are fun because as overpowering as Urd can be sometimes, Skuld doesn't let
Urd intimidate her.
Last but not least, Skuld has a cool mallet. I mean, who couldn't use a hyper-extendable mallet?