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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 • Kirby Star Allies|
Void Soul, also titled as Essence of Chaos, is a boss appearing in Kirby Star Allies. He is the final boss of The Ultimate Choice on the Soul Melter difficulty, replacing Void Termina's core as the fourth phase of the Void Termina battle.
As of update 4.0.0, Void Soul's role as the true secret final boss of The Ultimate Choice was taken by a stronger form known as Void in Soul Melter EX.
Void Soul appears just like Void Termina's core, except he is now a bluish white. His Dark Matter form now has a blue eye instead of a red one.
Unlike his previous incarnation, Void Soul releases more hypnotic shockwaves, and moves while he does so, making it harder to dodge them all. He also shoots out constant streams of energy pellets while moving around and does the signature cutter attack that most Soul bosses are known to do.
Void Soul can bring up a purple liquid that fills the room. He then transforms into his Dark Matter form and fires lasers that electrocute the liquid and anyone in it. He'll do this once, with the liquid gradually rising, then a second time, with the liquid almost nearly filling all the way. One of Void Soul's most powerful attacks involves him going into the background and splitting into four. All four Souls then jump to the foreground, creating shockwaves as they land. the four souls land in a pattern going from the left to the right, or vice versa. Afterwards, he splits into four again to do the stretching attack that his previous incarnation had; this time, his needles are produced much faster. If left alone for too long, Void Soul will use a faster version of the same stretching attack that Void Termina's core uses, but it summons the purple liquid during the attack, making it harder for Kirby and co. to dodge it.
Towards the end of the fight, Void Soul summons three miniature versions of himself that begin inhaling, essentially transforming into black holes. If Kirby and co. touches one of them, they will be sucked in and take damage. These miniature versions of Void Soul are made of some kind of liquid, so they’re weak against electricity and ice and will be defeated instantly when attacked by those elements. After this attack, Void Soul transforms into his Dark Matter form again. He swoops from small angles on one side of the screen while creating three orbs, each of which fire a damaging beam. Three orbs are created along the top of the screen, then three more are created at surface level. To evade the beams, the player(s) must move to the top of the screen almost immediately after the beams covering the top of the screen subside (it is also possible to evade the blasts by going directly behind them). Void Soul then moves into the background (even though he's in there, he can still be hit by attacks) and creates more of these orbs there, each of which fires a damaging beam into the foreground and towards the camera. Guarding cannot block this attack.
After the barrage of beams, Void Soul will repeat his cutter attack. Shortly after, he will fill the stage with water again, but this time, he will stay in the middle of the screen, and rapidly expel needles from his body in all directions, making this move incredibly difficult to dodge.
|"The Star Conquering Traveler (Fourth Movement: Hope of Birth)"|
|“||No one knows from whence he came, only that he has existed for aeons, unchanging and unrelenting. Perpetually roaming the cosmos, he has finally arrived. And now, he has begun to feel. To desire. To think. Within the void, there lurks...a Soul!”|
|— VS Void Termina 4th Phase (The Ultimate Choice) • Kirby Star Allies|
- Void Soul's attacks and animations both reference various other final bosses in the Kirby series. Some (but not all) of these attacks are shared by Void Termina's core.
- Void Soul can summon various miniature copies of himself, which look visually similar to Dark Matter (albeit having two eyes and a mouth). This is similar to how Zero could summon miniature copies of Dark Matter in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
- Late in the battle, Void Soul spins his eye around rapidly before firing orbs that transform into lasers while in his Dark Matter form. This is likely a reference to Dark Matter when it fires dark lightning in Kirby's Dream Land 2.
- One attack involves Void Soul moving to the center of the screen and creating 8 needles that pierce outwards to the edge of the screen. This attack is almost identical to Miracle Matter's Needle Attack.
- In his Dark Matter form, Void Soul can move to the top of the screen and fire a laser at Kirby. This is very similar to Dark Mind’s laser attack in his second phase.
- While idle, one of the faces that Void Soul can make is heavily reminiscent of the false face made by 0² at the start of its battle in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
- As a ball, Void Soul has the ability to bounce around the arena in an attempt to squash Kirby, while also moving to the background at various points in this form. This is highly reminiscent of attacks by both Drawcia Soul and Soul of Sectonia.
- Void Soul shares a Cutter-based attack with many other final bosses; however, the one shown is closest to that of Soul of Sectonia.
- Void Soul takes forms of both Kirby and Dark Matter, suggesting that he might be related to them.
- Much like how Void Termina's core is colored pink like Kirby, Void Soul's coloration is white, mimicking the American box art for Kirby's Dream Land (in which Kirby was depicted as white).
- One part of his theme is a heavily remixed version of Green Greens's music from Kirby's Dream Land.
- Void Soul has the subtitle of the Essence of Chaos, whereas Void Termina's core does not have a proper subtitle.
- Void Soul and Yin-Yarn are the only bosses in the main Kirby series to flood the arena with liquid.
- As of version 2.0.0, Void Soul's music was altered. The introduction now was given an added reverb, the guitars were changed, and the bass was made more noticeable.
- His theme is unchanged in version 3.0.0. and 4.0.0.
- However, while his Soul Melter EX counterpart uses the usual core theme, it transitions into a new segment where it would normally loop.
- Void Soul is the only Soul boss that does not teleport.
- Void Soul is the sixth Soul boss in the Kirby series.
- Unlike other Soul bosses who were undead forms of their previous forms, Void Soul is the heart, or "core", of Void Termina.
- Similarly, Star Dream Soul OS's fourth phase is its heart, rather than being undead.
- Void Soul is the only character in the Kirby series to debut as a true final boss but have the title usurped by another boss at a later date. This is due to the way Kirby Star Allies had content patched in after launch, something rarely done in the series. No other Kirby game has added bosses in updates. Because of this, Void Soul is the first "Soul" boss not to be a true final boss.