Nightmare Soul Calibur V
Universe Soul Calibur
Debut Soul Calibur
(July 30, 1998)
"I will show you the greatest Nightmare."

Nightmare is the main antagonist of the Soul series of games. He was featured in the forty-fifth episode of DEATH BATTLE, where he fought against Guts and lost. He is a playable character in DEATH BATTLE: The Video Game.

Death Battle InformationEdit

Soul EdgeEdit

  • Length: 6'1"/185 cm
  • Vessel of Inferno
  • Fractured
  • Can take various forms based on the wielder
  • Malfestatuon Curse: Turns victims into mindless slaves of bloodlust


  • Height: 5'10"/178 cm
  • Weight: 336 lbs/152 kg
  • AKA the Azure Knight
  • The personification of Soul Edge and Inferno
  • Weapon style: Zweihander
  • Known hosts: Arcturus, Zasalamel, Cervantes, Siegfried, Pyrrha
  • Remembers the fighting style of all previous Nightmares

Signature MovesEdit

  • Grim Stride
  • Soul Wave
  • Dark Reconquista
  • Death Lord's Vengeance
  • Death Lord's Annihilation
  • Bloody Lord's Invasion
  • Ether Lord's Carnage
  • Grim Lord's Auto-da-fé


  • Defeated entire armies single handedly
  • Obliterated Ostrheinsburg Castle in a single blow
  • As Dumas, thrust Europe into a continent-wide war
  • Killed Tira, his most loyal servant
  • Ripped a hole between dimensions with Soul Edge
  • Has devoured thousands of souls


Soul Calibur II - Raise Thy Sword (Nightmare Theme)-003:32

Soul Calibur II - Raise Thy Sword (Nightmare Theme)-0


  • Entrance: Already standing there. He lifts Soul Edge and prepares for battle.
  • Post-Round Taunt: Nightmare raises his hand and says "Such a ripe soul."
  • Victory: In the perspective of the fallen opponent, Nightmare raises Soul Edge and it transitions to the results screen before he strikes it down.



  • "You will fall in fear of me!"
  • "None can harm me!"
  • "Your soul shall be claimed by my blade!"
  • "I will strike you down this time, black swordsman!" - Against Guts.
  • "A cheap imitation." - Against Spawn.
  • "Your soul is strong... I must have it!" - Against Sol Badguy.


  • "Fall to Nightmare! Fall to chaos!"
  • "Destruction is your destiny, foolish challenger!"
  • "And now... your soul is mine!"
  • "Soul Edge shall never be destroyed!" - Against Guts.
  • "Now, back to Hell with you!" - Against Spawn.
  • "Yes... I can feel it's strength!" - Against Sol Badguy.

Results ScreenEdit

  • "Blood and destruction! This is the fate of the world!"
  • "You really chose to face me without Soul Calibur? You weak minded fool!"
  • "You thought your life was a burden, Guts? It's about to get much worse." - To Guts.

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