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Void Soul

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Void Soul
KSA Void Soul splash.jpg
Void Soul is introduced in Kirby Star Allies.
First game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Copy Abilities Beam, Bomb, Cutter, ESP, Fire, Ice, Stone, Water, Wing (Dropped Stars)
Weakness(es) Friend Hearts
Relative(s) Void Termina
Similar to Kirby
Chaos Elfilis (spherical form)
Dark Matter
Drawcia Soul
Soul of Sectonia
Star Dream Soul OS
Voice actor(s) Yuuta Ogasawara, Hirokazu Ando, Shinya Kumazaki, Yumi Todo
Theme music

Clip of Void Soul's battle theme.

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No telling if it's true, but according to the ancient scrolls, Void Termina may rise again in other forms depending on whether positive or negative energy is gathered. It seems this being of darkness will wander the galaxy until one day he is reborn into a new existence. When he returns, hopefully it will be as…a friend.
— VS. Void Soul pause screen text

Void Soul, titled Essence of Chaos, 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. Defeating Void Soul is required to complete The Ultimate Choice and attain 100% completion of Kirby Star Allies.


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.

Boss battle[edit]

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 1350 HP. His defense also constantly changes as he uses different attacks.

The following lists all of Void Soul's attacks. All attack names listed here were carried from the ones of the respective attacks from the fourth phase of Void Termina, which in turn come from a Japanese Kirby Star Allies guide, while the name of the new attack not present in the original Void Termina fight is conjecturally named.

Void Soul's attacks  
Attack Description
Circle of Friends[from internal 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 and his 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 or KO'ing them and then reviving them.
Pleasant Dream[from internal data]
Instead of firing in 5 directions for his normal counterpart, Void Soul fires barrages of energy bullets in 3 directions but with a faster firerate while rotating the firing angle. The bullets leave Dropped Stars on impact.
Shooter Cutter[conjectural title] Void Soul gains this attack which originated from Marx. He fires four cutter boomerangs around himself for three rounds, which can be swallowed for the Cutter ability.
Full Smile
(internally known as Laughing Needle[from internal 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 Final Core version) and their launch timing is perfect with each other. Sometimes, Void Soul uses two instances of the original version in a row, just like the original Final Core, however the water level rises before the needles come out and lowers after the attack finishes.
Loud Song
(internally known as Song Laser[from internal 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 twice, electrifying the water to hurt anyone underwater. This is similar to how Dark Mind fires lasers 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.
  • 2 lasers from the other side of the stage, near the bottom (used to be 3 until version 4.0.0.).
  • 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).
(internally known as Bound Pond[from internal data])
Instead of sprinting on his own for his normal counterpart, Void Soul splits into four to ram Kirby and friends, leaving two Dropped Stars on each side on impact.
This resembles the Bound Pound attack initially used by Drawcia Soul and other soul bosses like Soul of Sectonia. Just like with Full Smile, Void Soul's clones share their health with him.
Bon Appétit
(internally known as Mini Core[from internal data])
Instead of summoning only two minions for his normal counterpart, Void Soul summons three watery Dark Matter-like minions.
Each minion opens a black hole in their mouth while attempting to inhale Kirby and friends by moving in a counterclockwise fashion unlike the original Final Core. If successful, Kirby and friends will be chewed on and take huge damage.
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 Dropped Star that can be used as ammunition).
Japanese attack names are taken from Japanese guide books. 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 (w/ water)
  6. Sprint
  7. Bon Appétit
  8. Loud Song
  9. Shooter Cutter
  10. Sprint
  11. Full Smile (w/ water)

In versions prior to 4.0.0., Void Soul's attack order was different. Void Soul is the first boss in the main Kirby series whose attack order was changed due to a game update:

  1. Circle of Friends
  2. Pleasant Dream
  3. Shooter Cutter
  4. Loud Song (w/ water)
  5. Sprint
  6. Full Smile
  7. Bon Appétit
  8. Loud Song
  9. Shooter Cutter
  10. Sprint
  11. Full Smile (w/ water)

Defeating Void Soul causes him to flare up and explode in quite dramatic fashion.


  • 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 for two specific attacks, Void only floods a small portion of the stage for his Sprint attack.
  • If his health is reduced to 0 during his Sprint and Full Smile attacks, the Void Soul that suffered the finishing blow will become the real deal and explode, while the others vanish into thin air.
  • A sphere resembling Void Soul appears in the background for the battle with Magolor Soul in The True Arena in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe in place of the dark blue sphere usually seen there elsewhere in the game and in the original Wii version.



Battle with Void Termina and Void Soul in Kirby Star Allies (The Ultimate Choice - Soul Melter).
Battle with Void Soul begins at 7:22 in the video.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 魂沌こんとん ソウル オブ ニル
Konton Souru obu Niru
Essence of Chaos, Soul of Nil
Nil means 'zero/nothingness' in English.
魂沌 is a pun on 混沌 (chaos); the word is normally spelled with the characters for "mixed" and "uncertainty", but here, the word for "mixed" (混) is replaced with the word for "soul" (魂), which are both read as こん (kon).
The same pun is used in Chaos Elfilis's Japanese title, 魂沌新種 (New Species of Chaos).
Traditional Chinese 魂沌 虛無之靈魂
hún dùn xū wú zhī líng hún
Primordial Chaos, Soul of Nil
魂沌 (húndùn, soul chaos) is a pun on 混沌 (hùndùn, chaos), keeping the same wordplay as the Japanese and Korean versions.
  • 混沌 in Chinese mythology is a legendary faceless creature of chaos that existed before creation itself.
Simplified Chinese 魂沌 虚无之灵魂
hún dùn xū wú zhī líng hún
Dutch Void Soul -
French Essence du chaos, Âme de Void Essence of chaos, Soul of Void
German Essenz des Chaos, Void-Essenz Essence of Chaos, Void-Essence
Italian Essenza del caos, Anima di Void Essence of Chaos, Soul of Void
Korean 혼돈의 영혼 소울 오브 닐
hondon-ui yeonghon soul obeu nil
Essence of Chaos, Soul of Nil
The Korean title starts and ends with 혼, the Hangul representation of two different Hanja: 混 in 혼돈 (混沌) but 魂 in 영혼 (靈魂), in line with the wordplay of the Japanese and Chinese versions.
Spanish Esencia del Caos, Espíritu del Vacío Essence of Chaos, Spirit of Void