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Soma CruzCurrent Occupation:
Currently living in the Hakuba Shrine as a college student, trying to scrape by while doing his best to be a normal person.Home World Information:
Soma's world is very much the same as the real world. The history is about same, with some minor tweaks that don't really affect history at all due to the fact that these events were either seen as myths, legends, old wives' tales, or even government conspiracy. This is mostly in regards in terms to the supernatural. The general rule of thumb is, if there there is a myth about it, it exists, though it may not be the same as the myth. Much of the conflict in the supernatural world was mainly in regards to the fights against Dracula, King of the Vampires, Lord of Darkness, etc etc.(he goes by many titles). Recently with the final defeat of Dracula and his castle being sealed in a solar eclipse, his threat is diminished greatly and now many other threats have surfaced. These threats mostly revolve around the inheritor of Dracula's powers, who is Soma himself. Many desire to awake Soma's inner darkness to cause him to reawaken as the Dark Lord and bring about Dracula's return.Appearance/Style Description:
Soma Cruz is a young man in the age of nineteen. He generally wears casual clothes, mainly a black turtleneck and bluejeans while wearing his signature white trenchcoat. He has the look of someone who has seen a great deal of things a young man should not have seen, but still keeps a positive outlook in spite of inheriting the powers of Dracula and many wanting to either use him or kill him for their own means, whether it be for good or evil.Sexuality
: Soma is still young and naive in the ways of love and sex so it can be assumed he is a very vanilla and heterosexual person in regards to sexuality. Personality:
Soma Cruz is generally a kind and compassionate youth, trying to make his own life better and protect the people he cares and support. He is brash and sometimes does not listen to what others have to say, especially if it is in regards to a threat to his own life or the life of someone he cares. That isn't to say that he does not take responsibility for his actions and that he isn't a team player, just those two things will cause Soma to not think at times. When it comes to his powers, Soma tries to not think about them, knowing it is a source of all the issues he has had for the recent past of his life and feels guilty at times. That does not mean he will not use his powers if necessary and will gladly put them to use if desired.History:
"Soma was studying in Japan in the year 2035, the year where the first solar eclipse of the twenty-first century was to occur, and he and Mina were on their way to see the astral event when fate stepped in: the two are transported into Dracula's castle itself. Immediately protective of Mina, Soma sets out into the castle to find an exit and save themselves from its demonic influence.
Soma encounters various other individuals were drawn into the castle, and from them learns Dracula is indeed dead, but his castle seeks a new master. During the battle against the castle’s monsters he demonstrates an ability that he was not aware of possessing previously: the Power of Dominance, the ability to steal the souls of life forms and bend them to his will in various shapes and effects. This supernatural trait is a derivation of Dracula's primary power, the ability to command monsters.
Soma soon encounters a deranged missionary named Graham Jones who believes himself to be the incarnation of Dracula, because of his birth at the very moment Dracula was ultimately slain in the battle of 1999. But Soma, in demonstrating the power to rule over souls, becomes Graham’s target, and the two engage in a battle which Soma eventually wins - but in doing so, he absorbs a startling amount of the castle’s dark power and comes to realize a shocking revelation: his powers and Dracula's soul are one and the same - Soma is the next incarnation of Dracula himself, and therefore may inherit Castlevania as its new lord and master. Soma then heeds the advice of Genya Arikado and travels to a chaotic realm where he must confront the core of Chaos, the source of Dracula’s dark power. As he hopes to escape from his bonds with the castle. Soma receives encouraging words telepathically from Mina and his other friends which he had encountered over the course of his adventure in the castle, and is therefore able to defeat Chaos, retain his identity, resist Dracula's inheritance, and escape with everyone from Castlevania as it is drawn back into the eclipse. In conquering this personal challenge, Soma becomes more open and trusting to those around him, though his mysterious powers still reside within.
One year after this event, Soma is attacked in Hakuba City by the mysterious Celia Fortner, the priestess of a cult dedicated to the revival of Dracula. Celia disappears with the grim proclamation that Soma will be eliminated by any means necessary, so that she may take his power and revive the Lord of Darkness. Arikado assures Soma that he and his subordinates will handle the situation, but Soma is not willing to sit behind; He tracks Celia to her headquarters, a massive replica of Dracula's Castle, and once more wields the power of dominance to battle the summoned demons within.
Soma encounters Celia several times throughout his exploration, as well as two men, Dmitrii Blinov and Dario Bossi, who were born at the exact time of Dracula's 1999 destruction much like Graham Jones, and as such are candidates to receive the title and power of Dark Lord that Soma currently holds. Dmitrii and Dario attempt to kill him on separate occasions but are defeated, causing Celia to alter her strategy; she plans to draw out Dracula’s influence within Soma outward and mold him into the Dark Lord by playing on his emotions. Soma witnesses the apparent murder of a captive Mina by Celia, and his anger gives rise to the powers of Chaos.
But Soma recovers, as Arikado appears and exposes him about Celia's plan. He then transfers his powers emerged from his anger to Mina, who is actually a Doppelgänger in disguise. Soma’s seismic shift of emotions then allows for the self-revival of Dmitrii, whose soul resided in Soma after he was first bested in battle by the former, and he and Celia leave with the declaration that they have gone back to their original plan to simply kill Soma so that Dmitrii can become the new Dark Lord. Soma pursues them to the castle’s Abyss, where he witnesses Dmitrii sacrificing Celia and absorbing the powers of a calamitous demon, and the two are about to do battle when Dmitrii’s soul is overcome and his body explodes into the titanic, monstrous demon Menace which Soma destroys at length after a large-scale battle.
The dark power and souls of Menace suddenly rush into Soma’s body and nearly overwhelm him, once again causing him to come dangerously close to becoming the embodiment of the Dark Lord himself, but through sheer will and by thinking of Mina he resists the influence and escapes the collapsing castle of Celia’s cult, where he rejoins all his friends and allies. Soma relates to Arikado a certain feeling of guilt he holds for not accepting the role of the Dark Lord, the role that is theologically necessary to be fulfilled in order for God to be truly good, but Arikado assures that though there may be need of a Dark Lord to fill that purpose in the future, there is no reason why it should only be him. Having conquered his final challenge, Soma is free to live his life as it is normally meant" (Castlevania Wiki).Current Situation:
Unfortunately that is not the case, Soma while trying to finish his studies in Japan and enjoy his peace with Mina Hakuba was attacked by sorcerer by the name of Shang Tsung and his hordes of forces that were from a place call Outrealm. Shang Tsung was interested in Soma's powers and wanted to take Soma's soul. Soma fought and was almost defeated, however, he was able to get help from his friends and they were all able to make a retreat from their home and into safety. With Genya Arikado, Julius Belmont, Hammer, Yoko Belnades, and Mina Hakuba with him, Soma decided that it was time to start getting himself stronger again to fight back this growing threat of darkness that exists beyond the realm of his world.Weapon:
Soma is capable of wielding a great deal of weapons, such as axes, spears, greatswords, katanas, even handguns with moderate effeciency. He may not be at the level of some like Dante in terms of weapon skills, but his wide breadth of knowledge of using weapons of multiple types shows that he is adept in learning different styles and types of weapons and still be useful in combat. With the aid of Yoko Belnades(or other soul forging experts), Soma is able to acquire more powerful weapons using the souls of creatures he possess. Should he need to acquire other weapons he can go to Hammer and purchase the gear he needs (and then proceed to upgrade it with Yoko), or acquire weapons from other means.
His current set of weapons right now includes...
Yasutsuna - Doujikiri Yasutsuna, a sword said to have cut off a demon's arm.
Silver gun - Shoots 9mm silver bullets that have been ritually blessed.
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POWER OF DOMINANCE: An unexpected sequence of events in Dracula's Castle caused Soma's dormant powers to be awaken with Dracula's primary ability, the power to rule over defeated monsters and demon's souls and to project them in a variety of forms according to their potential. These souls, from lowest to greatest will obey Soma and will support, protect and even fight alongside Soma to defeat his enemies. Though Soma dislikes and even fears this power, he will have to rely on it to brave the aberrations of Dracula's castle and live to tell about it. These souls can be projected in four different forms portrayed by their color (some souls in Dawn of Sorrow may come in different soul types from when they were encountered in Aria of Sorrow which could be argued is an effect of changing situations and having to find new ways to use those same souls).
- Red Bullet Souls: The offensive souls of the group, the Red Bullet souls are based on all out physical damage, elemental damage, status changing and sometimes a combination of most to crush enemy defenses. Bullet Souls essentially serve as Soma's version of the common "Sub-weapon" in the Castlevania series. These souls range from shooting rings of water, to lobbing grenades, to tossing out une seeds that grow into Unes
- Blue Guardian Souls: The protective souls of the group, the Blue Guardian soul can enhance Soma's statistic potential, guards Soma from additional damage, transform Soma into them, or even fight alongside Soma for additional damage, at the cost of Mana. The Devil guardian soul, for example, causes all of Soma's stats to greatly rise, but it drains his health as long as it's active.
- Yellow Enchanted Souls: The supportive souls of the group, the Yellow Enchanted souls boosts Soma's status with no additional cost of Mana, though they may not boost Soma's status much, sometimes the help they give may be more than enough to decide between victory or failure in a fight. Some enchanted souls, such as the zombie soul in Aria of Sorrow, causes Soma to become far more powerful when he is afflicted by poison. A similar soul in Dawn of Sorrow, the Ghoul Soul, allows for Soma to eat spoiled or rotten foods, all of which would normally cause him to fall grievously ill, and restore his hp with it.
- Silver Ability Souls: Silver Ability Souls: The movement souls of the group, the Silver movement soul allows Soma to enhance his movement, such as a high jump, a double jump, underwater travel and breaking certain blocks.
- Soul Combo: Some Bullet and Guardian souls resonate with one another and they can allow Soma to cast Bullet Souls for free when the Guardian Soul is activated.
ARMS CRITICAL ATTACK: Soma can project his Mana through his weapon and gives the weapons special property of damage, such as speed, strength, length or distance and in some cases even releasing a weapons hidden powers such as the Gungner's ability to shoot a powerful lightning bolt in a similar fashion to the Item Crush ability that Vampire hunters are capable of using with their sub-weapons.
MAGIC SEALS: Soma mastered Magic Seals, used to counter demons that regenerate their lives through the Portal of Darkness. The Gates of Darkness cannot function without the seals, like a cover to a hole. However, complicated seals can be created to ensure the caster have difficult time sealing the Gate within the given time. Soma has mastered up to level five seals within the time he invaded Celia's castle. In an alternate ending it is shown that magic seals can also be used as a form of binding spell which allowed Soma to seal Dario's Dark lord powers
: Soma has no great strength besides his Power of Dominance, and is quite a well-rounded fighter. Knowledgeable in magic, physical, and ranged combat, Soma is able to fulfill nearly any role given to him so long as he has the right souls and gear equipped.Occult Knowledge
: Due to his powers drawing in people and creatures of savory and unsavory intent, Soma has gained a wide knowledge in the occult arts. While he isn't an expert in the field, he knows enough to keep himself alive.Weaknesses: Inner Darkness
: Being the possessor of Dracula's powers, Soma Cruz possesses great power. This power though comes at a cost and is another reason why Soma is scared of his powers at times. Should Soma undergo tremendous emotional stress (such as experiencing losing someone he loves), the darkness within him will take over and he will assume the role of the Dark Lord.Creature of Darkness
: Soma, in spite being good natured, possesses dark powers and thus can be harmed by items that are holy or sanctified (i.e. the Vampire Killer, the Master Sword, Falchion, Star Dragon Sword, etc.). It is not known whether Soma can hold these sanctified items, but it can be surmised that since he lives at the Hakuba Shrine that these sanctified items only hurt him if he is struck by them.