"The Raging Demon. Its power is unequaled. It is not my fist but your past sins that will kill you. The more evil your past doings, the more painful your death..." ― Akuma to M. Bison (Street Fighter Alpha 3)
"Though the pain from the wounds of my body have faded together with time...The Injuries upon my soul still continue to throb with pain. Regardless of how many years go by." ― Hou Ken to Ou Ki (Kingdom)
"I thought Butter Ball couldn't feel pain.
"Hehehe. Physical and spiritual pain are *very* different things." ― Future Reptil and The Hybrid (Avengers Academy)
"You know very well that the scars I caused carry onto the afterlife? Like the snow that carries over to spring, the wound that I am about to inflict you will torment your soul." ― Kikunojou (One Piece)
"We'll tear your soul, apart!" ― Pinhead (Hellraiser series)
The power to
inflict a massive and irreparable amount of damage to the soul of a victim. Sub-power of Soul Manipulation. Not to be confused with Soul Destruction.
Torturing the Spirit
Users can inflict an enormous level of agonizing damage to the soul of an opponent which not only damages the spiritual being of an opponent but their physical form as well. The damage this ability deals out to the soul is permanent and may kill another living being with, potentially destroying the victims' soul in the process.
Dragon Slayer ( Berserk) Canis Lykaon (
Highschool DxD/Slash Dog) Stand Arrows (
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) Soul Gem (
Marvel Comics) Revive-Revive Fruit/Yomi Yomi no Mi (
One Piece) Kronos' Scythe ( Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
Idle Transfiguration ( Jujutsu Kaisen)
The Void Knights (Anima: Beyond Fantasy) destroy the very essence of everyone they attack.
Due to using a crude form of Spirit Magic, Eri Nakamura (Arifureta Sekai Saikyo) can only rip out fragments of her victims' soul instead of controlling it entirely.
The Akuma's (D. Gray-man) inner dark matter slowly eats away at and mutilates the souls that animate them.
Acnologia (Fairy Tail) possess a unique form of dragon slayer magic that reaped the souls of dragons, leaving them on the verge of death.
Voldermort (Harry Potter) used forbidden magic to create Horcruxes by mutilating his own soul into seven pieces to bended them into objects to achieved immortality…
…which leave his ripped soul fragments vulnerable to
should those Horcuxes be destroyed…
…after losing his last Horcrux and second death, his maimed soul was condemned to be trapped in limbo, unable to pass on to the afterlife or return as a ghost, a fate worse than death itself.
Black Sabbath (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo) grabbing and attacking the soul of an old man.
Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts) forcibly extracts the darkness from Ventus' heart and soul...
...mutilating both, which would have killed him had he not connected his heart with the newborn Sora's.
Orochi (The King of Fighters) has the ability to penetrate souls and mutilate them from the inside.
Hakuryuu (Magi the Labyrinth of Magic) can sever souls from the living with Metal Vessel Belial...
...and by striking specific parts of the body, he can completely cut off the spiritual connection of the corresponding part to the soul, leaving it to eventually rot and decay.
Ghost Rider (Marvel Comics) using the
Penance Stare to permanently damage a victim's soul.
Soul Striker (Marvel Comics)
Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Third Hokage (Naruto) tried to remove his former student Orochimaru's soul, but only succeeded in severing that of his arms, causing necrosis on the corresponding area.
Soul Solid, Brook (One Piece) can inflict direct spiritual damage on Zeus, a thundercloud homie which is immune to physical attacks.
Akuma's (Street Fighter)
Raging Demon technique attacks the victim's soul directly, effectively guaranteeing death.
Lucifer (Supernatural) had tortured and mutilated Sam Winchester's soul to such an extent that he slowly became insane and nearly died. He also mutilated Lilith's soul until she
the very first demon.
Poison (Valkyrie Crusade) manipulates a poison so powerful that it can damage souls.
Dark Danny (Danny Phantom) was able to use his Ghostly Wail to injure or even destroy ghost and leave them in that current state forever.