Nightmare 2
"The Nightmare will devour your soul!"
Universe Namco
Debut Soul Calibur
Appears in Super Lawl
Lawl with Garterbelt 4 (DLC)
Friends Hitler
The Auditor
The Lich King
Flame King
Enemies James Wilson
Cassandra Jill Warlock
Stocking II Anarchy
Donato Strange
Jimmy Jr
Lawl Team Super Lawl/Garterbelt



Special Attacks

Neutral B - Dark Reconquista

Nightmare's Critical Edge from SCV. Now before you go all "Critical Edge must be the final smash," i find this a bit more fitting as a special. Anyway, Nightmare holds Soul Edge in front of himself, and it begins to glow. Two things can happen during here. Nightmare can either be left alone, or he can be attacked. If left alone, the attack will be slower, but will deal heavy damage and knockback, easily an almost OHKO guarantee. If Nightmare is attack, a guard impact effect will activate, knocking the opponent off balance, and quickly hit by Soul Edge. Unlike the left alone attack, this will deal less damage and knockback

Side B - Rock Spitter

Nightmare spins around and then slams Soul Edge onto the ground, dealing moderate damage and knockback to opponents.

Up B - Fatal Buster

Nightmare leaps into the air, then brings Soul Edge down, meteor smashing an opponent beneath him.

Down B - Soul Wave

Nightmare releases a burst of red energy. Any opponent nearby suffers minor damage and knockback. After the energy is released, Nightmare will be glowing with energy. While he is, Nightmare gains an attack boost, dealing more damage and knockback than before. The boost will only last for 7 seconds. Unfortunately, if Nightmare is attacked while glowing, he will lose the attack boost early. After the boost ends, it has a 30 second recharge time before being used again. Also, while glowing, Nightmare can use his down special to create the burst of energy, but the attack boost will not stack.

Final Smash - Evil Seed

Nightmare performs an uppercut. The final smash will activate if it hits an opponent. If he hits an opponent, he will knock them upwards. Nightmare will then take Soul Edge and impale it into the ground, creating a large burst of energy, which deals massive damage and knockback. The energy that is released will also deal damage to opponents within range.





Screen KOSFX:





Victory Options+Failure/Clap

Victory 1:

Victory 2:

Victory 3:


Classic Mode Win/Lose Pose

Congratulations/Game Over Pictures

Character Description

Nightmare (ナイトメア, Naitomea) is the main antagonist of the Soul series. He made his debut in Soulcalibur. He is the living incarnation of the cursed sword, Soul Edge, the objective of most other characters in the story.

Nightmare has been present in one form or another in most games after Soulcalibur, appearing in Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur III: Arcade Edition, Soulcalibur Legends (as an unplayable boss), Soulcalibur IV, Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, Soulcalibur V and Soulcalibur: Lost Swords. The Nightmare appearing in Soulcalibur V and Soulcalibur: Lost Swords is a new being. Soul Edge possessed the body of a swordsman and plots behind the scenes under the alias "Graf Dumas" as he plans to resurrect the full power of Soul Edge.

Nightmare has been portrayed in the games as a violent and ruthless creature, constantly in search of souls to restore Soul Edge. He looks down on humans, considering them "pathetic" and "foolish", having no mercy for others, even to those who serve him, as shown in his Tales of Souls path where he considers killing his loyal servant Tira.

Other Attacks

Ground Attacks

Basic Attacks

  • AAA Combo- Death Lord's Vengeance
  • Dash Attack- Sliding

Tilt Attacks

  • Side- Quick Neck Buster
  • Up- Upper Claw
  • Down- Jade Slicer


  • Side- Shadow Slicer
  • Up- Death Horn Charge
  • Down- Earth Trample


  • N-Air - Fatal Spin Slash
  • F-Air - Drop Kick
  • B-Air - Back Drop Kick
  • U-Air - Flying Edge
  • D-Air - Cannonball Splitter

Grabs, Throws

  • Grab- Grabs with one hand
  • Pummel- ???
  • Forward- Flap Jack
  • Back- Over Toss
  • Up- Doom's Invitation
  • Down- Witch Hunt


  • Ledge attack: ???
  • 100% ledge attack: ???
  • Front attack: ???
  • Back attack: ???
  • Trip attack: ???


The Soul Edge

Victory Music

Soul Calibur IV - Critical Finish Theme

Kirby Hat

Nightmare's Helmet and Soul Edge

Exclusive stickers





Wiimote Sound


Classic Mode


Snake Codec


Role In SSE



Colors & Costumes

Soul Calibur V Appearance (Super Lawl)

Soul Calibur IV Appearance​ (Lawl with Garterbelt 4)


SCIV Outfit


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