Taken from a post I made and I thought others would be interested in the topic- keeping it light and not targeted to any one thing or type.
Well, there are soul eaters out there (to my understanding) and there are a lot will tell you they are a soul eater if it gets them what they want (your fear and or obedience) but aren’t actually Soul Eaters
My understanding is soul eaters don’t brag or advertise the ability cuz 1) its not a favorable trait and 2) it would be like us going around spouting that we are vegans or pro meat or anti-meat. No reason to do that and gets rather tiresome to hear.
Plus, the most obvious, would YOU be inclined to tell a cookie that you are going to eat them and how if the cookie in question could do something about it?
I mean yeah, soul eaters is some serious business- kind of like being eaten by a lion(s) only your soul rather than flesh (using lions as an example because they are horrifically unkind to their killers, eating it alive but thankfully, lions don’t have the ability to keep the things the eat alive). But if you are not stupid and know what you are doing (for real, not some hippie tree hugging feel feels white lighter bs) you can defend your self when attacked by lions or just have the defenses where they don’t/can’t attack you in the first place. A lion is still a lion no matter if it’s in a zoo, tamed, trained or feral or wild and they are a thing to fear/respect but they are not untouchable.
My opinions apply this same logic with Soul Eaters. So yeah, they are a thing to be cautious of and to respect (aka leave the fuck alone) but…you can still taze the ever living fuck out of them if they get it into their heads you are a snack.
I could be wrong and getting a lecture from my various teachers for opening my mouth on such things- I am a student, not an expert- but that’s just what I know and think of the topic at the moment.