"The souls of children... give me strength."
― Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

The power to gain strength from souls. Technique of Soul Manipulation. Variation of Affinity.

Also Called

  • Soul/Spirit Affinity
  • Spirit Empowerment


Users become stronger, faster, more durable, etc. when they come in contact with, are near or are in the possession of the soul of oneself and/or others, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing the existing powers. Some users may be able draw sustenance from the souls or even slow or stop aging.




  • Worth of the soul may effect the outcome.
  • How they possess the soul (collect them by hand, eat them, allow them in their domain etc.) may depend.

Known Users


  • The Other Mother (Coraline)
  • Marceline Abadeer (Adventure Time)
  • Meteora Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)


  • Blackheart (Ghost Rider)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • The Djinn (Wishmaster)
  • Scrappy-Doo (Scooby-Doo; 2002 film); via Daemon Ritus


  • Bounts (Bleach)
  • Demon Weapons (Soul Eater)
  • Kishin Eggs (Soul Eater)
  • Asura (Soul Eater)
  • The Great Leviathan (Yu-Gi-Oh!)


  • Castiel (Supernatural)
  • The Darkness (Supernatural)

Video Games

  • Apostles (Dies Irae)
  • Hadou Gods (Shinza Bansho)
  • Dragonborn (Skyrim) limited to dragon souls
  • Miraak (Skyrim: Dragonborn) limited to dragon souls
  • Chosen Undead (Dark Souls) limitless
  • Bearer of the Curse (Dark Souls II) limitless, can use the Ruler's Sword for further empowerment
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight (Dark Souls)
  • Gravelord Nito (Dark Souls)
  • The Witch of Izalith (Dark Souls)
  • Furtive Pygmy (Dark Souls)
  • Old Iron King (Dark Souls II)
  • The Rotten (Dark Souls II)
  • The Lost Sinner (Dark Souls II)
  • The Duke's Dear Freja (Dark Souls II)
  • The Old Dragonslayer (Dark Souls II)
  • Nashandra (Dark Souls II)
  • Humans and Monsters (Undertale)

Known Objects

  • Houshin-Dai (Houshin Engi)