|“||I shall show you... the GREATEST... nightmare!||„|
Nightmare (ナイトメア, Naitomea) is the main antagonist of the Soul series. He made his first appearance in Soul Edge, with his proper debut being in Soulcalibur. He is the host, wielder and living incarnation of the cursed sword, Soul Edge, the objective of most other characters in the story.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 8-B | 5-B | At least 5-B, possibly higher
Age: Unknown (Lasted from the Ancient Times)
Classification: Living Incarnation of Soul Edge, Azure Knight
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Soul Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Weapon Mastery, Dark Magic, Regeneration (Low), Immortality (Types 1 and 6), Teleportation, Dimensional BFR, Duplication, Light Manipulation, Possession, Reality Warping, Durability Negation (Can cut through dimensions) | All abilities enhanced | All abilities greatly enhanced, Energy Projection, Flight.
Attack Potency: City Block level (Stronger than the average Soulcalibur character. It usually takes two or more characters to defeat him canonically) | Planet level (With Complete Soul Edge. Managed to keep up with Algol for a little bit and can indeed harm him. Soul Edge is also the one who created Astral Chaos in other side of the human world) | At least Planet level, possibly higher (Is the most powerful character in the series. Obliterated Zasalamel with a single attack, even Algol feared his presence and power), can also ignore conventional durability
Speed: Superhuman with Supersonic+ reactions/attack speed via power-scaling (Ivy, a much weaker character, kicked away a point blank bullet shot from Cervantes' gun, Taki also outran an explosion in Soul Blade) | Superhuman with Supersonic+ reactions/attack speed | Subsonic with at least Supersonic+ reactions/attack speed
Lifting Strength: Class M | Class M | At least Class M
Striking Strength: City Block Class | Planet Class | At least Planet Class
Stamina: Rather high, can fight for a long time against Siegfried, can live without water or food
Range: Extended melee range with his sword. Hundreds of meters with bursts of magic and fire | Planetary | Planetary
Standard Equipment: Soul Edge, armor
Intelligence: High | High | Mindless, appears to operate purely on an instinctual level
Weaknesses: Must keep devouring souls in order to stay alive as he is an empty suit of armor with no actual wielder for the sword, he is actually the sword rather than the armor that wields it, meaning that breaking the sword will kill him.
Key: Incomplete Nightmare | Complete Nightmare | Night Terror