Void Soul

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Void Soul
Void Soul Splash.jpg
Void Soul is introduced in Kirby Star Allies.
Details
Debut Game Kirby Star Allies
Weakness(es) Friend Hearts
Relative(s) Void Termina, Void
Similar to Dark Matter

Zero
Star Dream Soul OS
Soul of Sectonia
Drawcia Soul
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Void Soul is a secret boss who is faced only in The Ultimate Choice, at the end of the 'Soul Melter' difficulty. He is a souped-up version of Void Termina's Final Core, and used to be the true Final Boss of Kirby Star Allies prior to version 4.0.0, which added his stronger form, Void to the game. Void Soul is titled as the Essence of Chaos in his splash text. Defeating Void Soul is required to complete The Ultimate Choice and attain 100% Completion of Kirby Star Allies.

Physical appearance

While he shares the same body plan with Void Termina's Core, Void Soul is cyan in color. He has dark blue lines coursing through his body, their pattern similar to a contour system. Blue dark spots move about his body, often forming faces, including one similar to Kirby, another like , and another that resembles Dark Matter. His dark matter form gives him a blue pupil, unlike Dark Matter proper.

As Void, Void Soul gains a white coloration, and his veins are rainbow. His dark matter form now gives him a red eye, making his appearance more similar to Zero and Zero Two.

Boss Battle

Void Soul is fought in a similar arena to his normal counterpart, and takes the place of Void Termina's fourth phase in his battle on 'Soul Melter' difficulty.

However, Void Soul's attack patterns are far more deadly and difficult to avoid, which compounds Kirby's reduced health in Soul Melter. He routinely uses attacks that can sweep or cover the entire stage, and can also cause the arena to flood with water. When he does so, Void Soul may also shock the water with huge electric lasers, dealing heavy damage to anyone submerged.

Similar to his normal counterpart, Void Soul can be damaged by directly tossing Friend Hearts at him. Void Soul has 13500 HP. His defense is also constantly changing as he uses different attacks.

The following lists all of Void Soul's attacks.

Void Soul's Attacks  
Attack Description
トモダチノワ
Circle of Friends[title based on internal game data]
Instead of staying in the center only for his normal counterpart, Void Soul sends out 3 circular waves of blue-green energy in different locations. There are gaps on each wave for Kirby & Friends to avoid.
Any Friend hit by the wave will be converted against Kirby and other Friends. This can be undone by tossing a Friend Heart at the affected Friend. In Soul Melter EX, four waves are launched, and the move is only used once.
タノシイユメ
Pleasant Dream[title based on internal game data]
Instead of firing in 5 directions for his normal counterpart, Void Soul fires barrages of energy bullets in 3 directions but with faster rate of fire while rotating the firing angle. The bullets leave Recoil Stars on impact.
Soul Melter EX has him attempt to add insult to injury by firing lasers from his body.
Shooter Cutter Void Soul gains this attack which originated from Marx. He fires 4 cutter boomerangs around himself for three rounds, which can be swallowed for the Cutter ability.
In Soul Melter EX, Void Soul moves around and the final wave is a barrage like in Drawcia's Soul form's version and can use the move once during his second phase during his transformation into Void - Astral Birth proper.
マンメンノエガオ
Full Smile
(internally known as Laughing Needle[title based on internal game data])
Instead of poking needles on his own for his normal counterpart, Void Soul splits into four. The clones burst into laughter and their bodies poke needles to 8 directions, each needle leaving a star.
This resembles the Needle Form of Miracle Matter, although the needles are in the right spot (unlike in the original Void Termina's Core's version) and their launch timing is perfect with each other.
In Soul Melter EX, the clones are at the same level, attack twice, and shift to the other side before launching their second wave.
Void Soul and his duplicates share their health bar, so memorizing which one of them is the real one is unimportant.
オオキナウタ
Loud Song
(internally known as Song Laser[title based on internal game data])
Void Soul has two patterns of firing lasers, which cannot be guarded:

In the first pattern, he floods the stage with purple water. Then, he transforms into the Dark Matter-like form and fires an electric laser downward 2 times, electrifying the water to hurt anyone underwater. This is similar to how Dark Mind can fire a laser downward in his second phase.

In the second pattern, he fires lasers in the following order:

  • 3 lasers from one side of the stage, near the top.
  • 3 lasers from the other side of the stage, near the bottom.
  • 4 lasers from the background (up, left, right and down).
  • 4 lasers from the background (all in one row).
  • 8 lasers from the background (in two rows).

For the version that his stronger form uses, click Void - Astral Birth.

カケッコ
Sprint
(internally known as Deadly Bound[title based on internal game data])
Instead of sprinting on his own for his normal counterpart, Void Soul splits into four to ram Kirby & Friends, leaving 2 stars on each side on impact.
This resembles Deadly Bound, the ball tackle of Drawcia Soul and other soul bosses like Soul of Sectonia. Just like with Full Smile, Void Soul's clones share their health with him.
In Soul Melter EX, Void Soul and his clones come in two at a time for Deadly Bound, and Void Soul can also Sprint on his own while flooding the arena.
イタダキマス
Bon Appétit
(internally known as Mini Core[title based on internal game data])
Instead of summoning only 2 minions for his normal counterpart, Void Soul summons 3 watery Dark Matter-like minions.
Each minion opens a black hole in their mouth while attempting to inhale Kirby & Friends. If successful, Kirby & Friends will take huge damage from their chewing.
The minions can be defeated in one hit by Blizzard and Zap augment attacks, and will disappear naturally if not defeated (each leaving behind a Recoil Star that can be used as ammunition). This is not used in Soul Melter EX.
Japanese attack names are taken from Japanese guide book. Some English attack names are taken from internal game files.

In Version 4.0.0, Void Soul attacks in the following order:

  1. Circle of Friends
  2. Pleasant Dream
  3. Shooter Cutter
  4. Full Smile
  5. Loud Song (floods the stage with water; fires laser two times)
  6. Sprint
  7. Bon Appétit
  8. Loud Song (fires multiple rounds of laser)

In Version 1.0.0-3.0.0, Void Soul's attack order was different:

  1. Circle of Friends
  2. Pleasant Dream
  3. Shooter Cutter
  4. Loud Song (floods the stage with water; fires laser two times)
  5. Sprint
  6. Full Smile
  7. Bon Appétit
  8. Loud Song (fires multiple rounds of laser)

Defeating Void Soul causes him to flare up and explode in quite dramatic fashion. In Soul Melter EX, Void Soul has a smile on his face, meaning Void Termina may be purified after his third defeat.

Trivia

  • Void Soul is called Soul of Nil in the Japanese version, derived from his previous form's Japanese name, Ende Nil.
    • Interestingly, Soul of Sectonia is called Sectonia Soul in the Japanese version.

Void Soul's battle theme is the same as the original Void Termina's Core.

  • Void Soul is titled 魂沌こんとん (soul chaos) in his Japanese/Chinese Boss Caption on the splash screen. It's a pun on 混沌/渾沌 (chaos) in both Japanese and Chinese.
  • The primary face which Void Soul displays is very similar to the face that displays at the beginning of its fight.
  • Void Soul is the first boss in the main Kirby series which can flood the arena with water.
    • His stronger form, Void can also flood the arena with water. Unlike Void Soul who floods almost the full stage and attempts to blast the water with a laser, Void only floods a small portion of the stage and uses Sprint.
  • Void Soul is the first boss in the main Kirby series whose attack order has been changed due to a game update.
  • If his health is reduced to 0 during his Deadly Bound and Full Smile attacks, the Void Soul that suffered the killing blow will become the real deal and explode. The others just vanish into thin air.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ソウル オブ ニル
Souru obu Niru
Soul of Nil
  • Nil means 'zero/nothingness' in English.
Traditional Chinese 虛無之靈魂
xū wú zhī líng hún
Soul of Nil / Void Soul
Simplified Chinese 虚无之灵魂
xū wú zhī líng hún
Dutch Void Soul
French Âme de Void Soul of Void
German Void-Essenz Void-Essence
Italian Anima di Void Soul of Void
Spanish Espíritu del Vacío Spirit of Void