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"The souls of children… give me strength."
― Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

The power to gain strength from souls. Technique of Soul Manipulation. Variation of Affinity and Spiritual Power Link.

Also Called

  • Soul/Spirit Affinity
  • Spirit Empowerment

Capabilities

Users become stronger, faster, more durable, etc. when they come in contact with, are near or are in the possession of the soul of oneself and/or others, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing the existing powers. Some users may be able draw sustenance from the souls or even slow or stop aging.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • Worth of the soul may effect the outcome.
  • How they possess the soul (collect them by hand, eat them, allow them in their domain etc.) may depend.

Known Users

Comics/Cartoons

  • Marceline Abadeer (Adventure Time)
  • Red (All Dogs Go To Heaven 2)
  • The Other Mother/Beldam (Coraline)
  • Meteora Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Hell-Lords (Marvel Comics)
  • Several demons (Marvel Comics)

Movies

  • Blackheart (Ghost Rider)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • The Djinn (Wishmaster)
  • Scrappy-Doo (Scooby-Doo; 2002 film); via Daemon Ritus
  • Locke (The Little Mermaid; 2018 film); via Elizabeth's mermaid soul
  • Thora (The Little Mermaid; 2018 film); via Elizabeth's mermaid soul

Manga/Anime

  • Bounts (Bleach)
  • Demon Weapons (Soul Eater)
  • Kishin Eggs (Soul Eater)
  • Asura (Soul Eater)
  • The Great Leviathan (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Hoaqin/White (Tower of God)

Live Television

  • Castiel (Supernatural)
  • The Darkness (Supernatural)

Video Games

  • Protagonists (Dark Souls series)
    • The Chosen Undead (Dark Souls)
    • Bearer of the Curse (Dark Souls II); can use the Ruler's Sword for further empowerment
    • The Ashen One (Dark Souls III)
  • Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight (Dark Souls)
  • Gravelord Nito (Dark Souls)
  • The Witch of Izalith (Dark Souls)
  • Furtive Pygmy (Dark Souls)
  • Old Iron King (Dark Souls II)
  • The Rotten (Dark Souls II)
  • The Lost Sinner (Dark Souls II)
  • The Duke's Dear Freja (Dark Souls II)
  • The Old Dragonslayer (Dark Souls II)
  • Nashandra (Dark Souls II)
  • Elana, the Squalid Queen (Dark Souls II)
  • Nadalia, Bride of Ash (Dark Souls II)
  • Alsanna, the Silent Oracle (Dark Souls II)
  • Slave Knight Gael (Dark Souls III)
  • The Slayer of Demons (Demon's Souls)
  • Apostles (Dies Irae)
  • DIO, Gone To Heaven/Heaven Ascension DIO (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Over Heaven)
  • Hadou Gods (Shinza Bansho)
  • Dragonborn (Skyrim) limited to dragon souls
  • Miraak (Skyrim: Dragonborn) limited to dragon souls
  • Fighters (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate); via Spirits mode
  • Venom symbiote (Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite)
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Humans and Monsters (Undertale)

Known Objects

  • Houshin-Dai (Houshin Engi)

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