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.
|Darkness||Evil Soul||Dark Purple|
|Fire||Kung Fu Soul||Red|
- DMX-22 also featured a Cat Soul and Dog Soul, found on Nyannyan, Nyanko Rage and Wanwanwan, Wankorage, respectively.
|Holy Soul||■ Holy Field|
|Magic Soul||■ Chain |
■ Chain Cascade
■ Rebirth Chain
|Evil Soul||■ Soul Recall |
■ Hell's Soul Recall
■ Annihilating Soul Recall
|Kung Fu Soul||■ Marshall Touch|
|Wild Soul||■ Mana Reburst |
■ Revenge Chance
|Bloody Soul||■ No Choice|
Some creatures with a combination of Souls have other abilities;
|Holy Soul and Magic Soul||■ Freeze |
■ Double Freeze
|Kung Fu Soul and 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.
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.
Each of these cards can support or evolve over any cards with a Soul.
Creatures that evolve from creatures with any Soul ability:
|Evolution Creature:||Evolves From:|
|■ Put on one of your creatures that has the same Soul as this creature.|
Awaken ● Battle ● Block ● Break ● Cast ● Charge ● Cross
Destroy ● Discard ● Dragsolution ● Expand ● Forbidden Liberate
Fortify ● Gachinko Judge ● Generate ● Gacharange Summon ● Link ● Reveal ● Seal
Search ● Shuffle ● Summon ● Switch ● Tap ● Trigger ● Upside Down ● Use
Ability ● Artist ● Card Illustration ● Card Name ● Card Number
Card Rarity ● Card Type ● Cost ● Civilization ● Mana Cost ● Mana Number
Power ● Race ● Soul ● Subtype ● Summon Cost ● Supertype
Evolution Creature ● Evolution Cross Gear ● Evolution Dragheart Creature ● Evolution Exile Creature ● Evolution Psychic Creature
Exile Creature ● Final Forbidden Creature ● Final Forbidden Field ● Forbidden Core ● Forbidden Creature
Forbidden Field ● Forbidden Impulse ● Gacharange Creature ● Happiness Field ● Moonless Night Field
Mono Artifact ● Neo Creature ● Neo Evolution Creature ● Neo Gacharange Creature ● Orega Aura
Psychic Creature ● Psychic Field ● Psychic Super Creature ● T2 Field ● Ceremony of Zeron ● Zeron Creature ● Zeron Nebula
Super Deck Zero Duel ● Start Deck Champion Finals
Adds Civilization ● Adds Race ● Alternate Win ● Alternative Cost
Attack Bend ● Basic Card ● Cantrip ● Card Discard ● Chump Block
Cost Reduction ● Clutch ● Deck Manipulation ● Degenerate ● Diamond State
Draw Engine ● Draw Lock ● Draw Source ● Draw Spell
Extra Turn ● Finisher ● Graveyard Fertilizer ● Graveyard Summon
Hand Addition ● Hand Change ● Increase Power
Infinite ● Infinite Attacker ● Infinite Blocker
Mana Acceleration ● Mana Burn ● Mana Curve ● Mana Summon
Opponent Reliance ● Peeping ● Prevents Attack ● Prevents Defeat
Reset ● Resistance ● Reverse Fury Charge ● Reverse Slayer ● Shield Addition
Shield Burn ● Shield Change ● Shield Peek
Suicide ● Skip the rest of the turn ● Trample
Unattackable ● Unblockable ● Unchoosable
Vigilance ● Win All Battles ● 3D Dragsolution
Cards that can be put into the Battle Zone at the start of the game
Blocker Based Removal ● Bounce ● Can Attack Untapped Creatures
Card Based Removal ● Decrease Power ● Fixed Removal ● Force Battle ● Mass Removal
Power Based Removal ● Reset ● Sealing ● Self Removal ● Tap In ● Tap and Destroy
4 or more of this card in your deck ● Activation Cost ● Additional Cost ● Attacking Creature
Can't be destroyed ● Choose a race ● Color Accident ● Concept ● Consists of ● Counter
Dead Card ● Deck Building ● Deck Compression ● Designer's Combo ● Evolution Icon
Evolution Source ● Face Up ● Forced ● Gacha Figure ● Game
Game Table ● Hyperspatial Cost ● Key Card ● Limited Card ● Mode ● Name Rule
Optional ● Overkill ● Play ● Power Creep ● Quasi-Vanilla ● Real Cost ● Repair
Rock-Paper-Scissors ● Stop ● System Creature ● The Over Eggplant-cross
Touch ● Trivia card ● Twinpactification