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Soul
ソウル (Sōru)

linkto=Holy Soul linkto=Magic Soul linkto=Evil Soul linkto=Kung Fu Soul linkto=Wild Soul linkto=Bloody Soul
linkto=Ultra Soul linkto=Cat Soul linkto=Dog Soul

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Soul is a gameplay characteristic that was introduced on creatures in Psychic Shock.

It appeared in each of the 5 monocolored civilizations.

Details

They appear on the right side of a card, attached to the border to Card Frame.

A Soul isn't treated as an ability and doesn't have any innate meaning.

However, the various Souls have different abilities they are paired with, or races they are featured on.

These Souls are shown along the right side of a card's text box. Each of the civilizations has its own unique Soul. However, there are also examples of creatures that have multiple souls, such as the "Doppel" family (e.g. Aqua Doppel) and Ultra Man / Ultimate Man from the Black Box Pack series.

Souls and their corresponding keyword are not exclusive to those that are the same civilization as the one that Soul is representing. For example, Aragoto Musubi has "Kung Fu Soul" even though it is not a Fire Civilization card.

In the background story, creatures with the same Soul were allied together.

Civilization: Soul: Color:
LightLight.png Holy Soul.png Holy Soul Yellow
WaterWater.png Magic Soul.png Magic Soul Blue
DarknessDarkness.png Evil Soul.png Evil Soul Dark Purple
DarknessDarkness.png Bloody Soul.png Bloody Soul Purple
FireFire.png Kung Fu Soul.png Kung Fu Soul Red
NatureNature.png Wild Soul.png Wild Soul Green

DMX-12 Black Box Pack introduced a Soul known as Ultra Soul.png Ultra Soul that was exclusive to Ultra Man, and later on Ultimate Man in DMX-22 Super Black Box Pack.

While no Souls do anything in terms of innate effects, each of the original 6 Souls are partnered with a keyword.

Soul: Ability:
Holy Soul.png Holy Soul Holy Field
Magic Soul.png Magic Soul Chain
Chain Cascade
Rebirth Chain
Evil Soul.png Evil Soul Soul Recall
Hell's Soul Recall
Annihilating Soul Recall
Kung Fu Soul.png Kung Fu Soul Marshall Touch
Wild Soul.png Wild Soul Mana Reburst
Revenge Chance
Bloody Soul.png Bloody Soul No Choice

Some creatures with a combination of Souls have other abilities;

Souls: Ability:
Holy Soul.png Holy Soul and Magic Soul.png Magic Soul Freeze
Double Freeze
Kung Fu Soul.png Kung Fu Soul and Wild Soul.png Wild Soul Solemn Duty

Although not a keyword ability, Holy Soul + Evil Soul cards often had the ability to support Angel Commands and Demon Commands, while Kung Fu Soul and Magic Soul cards had triggered abilities for when they left the battle zone.

While they appear in the effect box, as a Soul is not treated as an ability, a creature with no abilities and only a Soul, such as Cute Whisper, is still considered to be a Vanilla creature and is supported by cards such as Matsurida Wasshoi.

While introduced in Psychic Shock, it didn't appear on new cards in any main series booster packs from Episode 1 onwards, only in the supplemental DMX-12, DMX-22 and DMEX-08 sets.

There are cards that support other creatures with specific Souls, such as Golden Eagle, the Scorching Dragon (reduces the cost of Kung Fu Soul creatures), as well as cards that evolve on creatures with a specific Soul, such as Shinran, the Awakener (evolving over Holy Soul). Deepsea Doppel requires creatures that share a Soul with it for its hand addition effect.

Support

Each of these cards can support or evolve over any cards with a Soul.

Support Card: Card Effect:
Deepsea Doppel ■ When you put this creature into the battle zone, you may reveal the top 3 cards of your deck. Put any creatures that have the same Soul as this creature into your hand and put the rest into your graveyard.
Aqua Doppel ■ Each of your other Holy Soul, Magic Soul, Evil Soul, Kung Fu Soul, Wild Soul, or Bloody Soul creatures in the battle zone get +1000 power.

Creatures that evolve from creatures with any Soul ability:

Evolution Creature: Evolves From:
Final Doppel ■ Put on one of your creatures that has the same Soul as this creature.