The power to destroy the souls of others. Sub-power of Soul Manipulation. Variation of Destruction. Opposite of Soul Creation. Not to be confused with Soul Mutilation.

Also Called

  • Soul Annihilation/Killing/Shredding
  • The Second Death


The user can permanently destroy/annihilate souls and/or spiritual beings that do not have a body, without affecting the body, which causes the targets to die without possibility of resurrection, but some may transform into a soulless being instead.




  • Has no effect on a soulless being or those with Soul Anchoring.
  • May not have control over whether they create soulless beings, and have no control over created ones.

Known Users

  • Enders (Angel & Faith)
  • Illyria (Angel); through her resurrection
  • Ichibe Hyosube (Bleach); via Futen Daisatsuryō
  • Quincies (Bleach)
  • Ghost Roaster (Skylanders); only ghosts
  • Superman (DC Comics)
  • Beerus (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Dirk Strider (Homestuck)
  • The Snarl (Order of the Stick)
  • Shiki Tohno (TYPE-MOON)
  • Shiki Ryougi (TYPE-MOON)
  • Soul Eater (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Ghosts (Being Human)
  • Apostles (Dies Irae)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Prue Halliwell (Charmed comics)
  • Life Essences (Charmed); possessing a body too long will kill the host's soul
    • Terra

Known Objects

  • The Ancient Athame (Charmed comic)
  • The Godkiller (Drive Angry)
  • The Olympian Crystal (Once Upon a Time)
  • The Soul Shredder (Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell)
  • Azrael's Blade/Flaming Sword (Lucifer)