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Final Host of Soul Edge bio by XD-385 Final Host of Soul Edge bio by XD-385
“Do you not see it yet, Ashton of Green Mile? I’m a completely different game from Night Terror!” - Soul Edge while possessing Ash's body

“The power of Night Terror combined with the Eternal Flame….. I don’t know if I can handle this one…” - Ashton Redford Crimson when faced with Soul Edge's return


I have a confession to make. I asked my good friend :iconjuug: to draw this a while back, like sometime in late February. But due to it providing a HUGE spoiler to a certain chapter, I asked him to not upload it until the right time.

OK, Juug. You can upload yours now, both versions if you want.:D

As I'm sure you can see, this is when Ash has been possessed by the awakened Soul Edge, its eye gazing out from the blades extending from his hands. I'll be uploading a bio on this after I finish the next chapter.

And I'll say it again, Juug. This is one of your best works yet. :glomp:And if I remember correctly, this picture literally sent chills down my spine when I first saw it.:fear:


*UPDATE*

As promised, here is the bio on this beast.


At the end of the duel between Ashton and Night Terror, it seemed that the unholy sword Soul Edge had vanished from the world forever. However, the evil blade would not allow its ultimate failure to go unavenged. Just before Night Terror was erased by the purifying energies of Soul Calibur, it transferred as much power as it could with a fragment of its soul into one of Ashton's eleven unborn children, who were still growing inside their mothers at the edge of the Dead Forest. Unable to survive for long while active outside its original shell, Soul Edge's spirit went into a dormant state to sustain its existence while fused with the power of the Eternal Flame. The child it had chosen as its host was the son of Ashton and Zandria, Atlas. Soul Edge's plan was to wait for Atlas to unleash the power of the Eternal Flame to its absolute maximum, which would awaken Soul Edge and allow him to take control of his host's body. With its own power combined with that of the Eternal Flame, Soul Edge would have been more than capable of killing Ashton with little effort. But by some miracle, Atlas never once brought out the Eternal Flame's power to its fullest, causing Soul Edge to remain dormant. However, the spirit of the evil blade was passed on from Atlas to his child, and so on, up until he ended up in the body of Ash Ketchum nearly 500 years after his sworn enemy's death.

For reasons unknown even to the evil sword, Soul Edge's malevolent presence somehow infected Ash's thoughts and primal instincts when he first activated the Eternal Flame within his soul, even though absolutely none of his ancestors ever showed the same symptoms. The results were that Ash became consumed with a nearly demonic blood-lust to the point where he even became willing to cut down anyone who tried to get between him and his prey, the Blackflame Five. Ash was even somehow subjected to voices in his head, most likely coming from Soul Edge's dreams. It was only during a skirmish between him and Ashton that he finally drew out the Eternal Flame's power to its fullest, causing Soul Edge to awaken and take Ash's body for himself as his soul steadily weakened to the point where it would have vanished forever without a shell to protect it, making Ash, one way or another, its final host.

Being by far the most powerful host it ever controlled, Soul Edge was more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Ash's claws became katar-like blades that Soul Edge used to great effect along with Ash's agility and flexible body. And due to his unique power of the Eternal Flame, the very ground he stood on quickly melted into0 lava, allowing Soul Edge to use it to his advantage as even a host to the Eternal Flame is not completely immune to the searing heat of molten rock, with the exception of Ash. However, this massive power came with a cost as even the restorative properties of the Eternal Flame could not hold back the corrosive effects of Soul Edge's might, steadily breaking down Ash's body until he would have been reduced to a pile of decomposing mush. The rate of decay was so great that his body had at most ten minutes left to live after less than an hour after Soul Edge awakened. Fortunately, Ashton was able to strike a purifying blow with Soul Calibur, exorcising Soul Edge from Ash and removing the evil energy that was poisoning him.

The Devil of the Eternal Flame was one of Soul Edge's youngest hosts, while also being the most powerful and versatile. Along with Ash's own abilities, Soul Edge also had complete awareness of Ash's potential and heritage, allowing him to tap into Ash's Lucario abilities as he was descended from one. These various Aura attacks were far more destructive than usual as they were composed of Soul Edge's own Aura, which was toxic to all other creatures that were not as demonic as himself. And for greater unpredictability, Soul Edge could forcefully create a perfect copy of the cursed sword in its complete state using its own evil energy and extending it from the tip of Ash's flame tail. Unlike with Night Terror, this sword had massive range as the tail it was attached to could extend to great lengths. With these powers combined with Ash's own, this host of Soul Edge could very easily live up to the proverbial title of "Ultimate Nightmare".
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:icontherex55213:
therex55213 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
why is there a royally pissed-off zangoose with a soul-edge wristblade?
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Writer
That's actually a human with Soul Edge gazing out from his blades.
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:icontherex55213:
therex55213 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
why does the human look like the pokemon zangoose?
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student Writer
its a layer of flames molded into the form of a Zangoose.
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:iconashketchum998:
AshKetchum998 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Student General Artist
CREEPY AWESOME!
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AshKetchum998 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Student General Artist
awesomeness epic drawing!
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:iconpoke-master250:
Poke-Master250 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Whoa, this picture is EPIC!! XD
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:iconkurosaki55:
Kurosaki55 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
soul edge ftw
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:iconrobzilla2:
ROBZilla2 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
I just thought of something. I wonder how Ash would react if he saw a Seviper.
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Student Writer
Ha! That's a good one! Although I'm sure he could restrain that instinct if he had to.
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:icontotall:
totall Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Could it be that the Soul Caliber and Edge are the same thing? One can't be destroyed as long as one lives? Just a random question.
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Student Writer
You will see next chapter.
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:iconwanderingpikachu:
WanderingPikachu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Wow, Ash looks... both creepy, with those blades and fangs of his, and also well-drawn. :eyepopping: Your buddy :iconjuug: did an amazing job on this. :)

Like I said on the chapter, hope Ashton (and whoever decides to help him) can save Ash from Soul Edge. Hope it gets done soon, so I can read what happens! :D
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Student Writer
I was actually going to upload this at AGNPH so the gallery visitors could get a better idea of Ash in this form. That is, until the price for keeping the gallery up proved to be too much. X_X

At least the story section is staying up.
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:iconwanderingpikachu:
WanderingPikachu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Actually, the gallery's back up now, if you didn't already know. :O_o: The new site owner Varka restored the gallery, so you can now post the pic, if you so desire.

Sorry if late in informing you of this, have been little distracted doing other things, in making time to reply. :XD: And yeah, was happy too, to hear at least the story section was staying up (before Varka took over the site from Doc), since AGNPH is where I got my start.
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Student Writer
Actually, I've already uploaded this picture there.:XD:
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:iconiron-confederate:
Iron-Confederate Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think we're going to need more than the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch to fight this guy.
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Student Writer
And just WHERE is that from?:-?
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:iconiron-confederate:
Iron-Confederate Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Writer
The rabbit with a bloody face was too much.:no: And did that grenade even hit its mark?
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty nice work from him.
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Shadow-Ichigo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Oh my GAWD, ASH!? In the Devil of the Eternal Flame form!? And, is that... SOUL EDGE ON HIS ARM!? I KNEW HE'S BACK!

Awesome bro ^^
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Writer
You can stop sounding surprised. You've seen this before.:XD:
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:iconshadow-ichigo:
Shadow-Ichigo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
I know :XD:
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:iconnisar1:
nisar1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
AWSOME!!
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:icongoldenhalo:
Goldenhalo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Damn, thats freaking awesome.
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:iconmuhad:
Muhad Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
woah now thats a vicious creature
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:iconultimate-zelda-fan:
Ultimate-Zelda-fan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
HOLY :censored:!!!! I don't know who's scarier; Night Terror or this guy!
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Writer
Considering that this creature contains the power of Night Terror (and then some) as well as the Eternal Flame, I'd say this thing.
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:iconultimate-zelda-fan:
Ultimate-Zelda-fan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Good point.
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:iconnikku0hyuga:
nikku0hyuga Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Soul edge always finds a way to come back no matter how thuroughly it's destroyed :/ of course this looks way cooler then nightmare :D
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Jewelwriter Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
!!! *jaw...drop.* SOUFOMH SOPL AH UPP DEJPW! SOUFOM SOPL AH UPP! *Holds her paws together.*
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Writer
Um.....translation please?:O_o:
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:iconjewelwriter:
Jewelwriter Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
(HEAVEN HELP US ALL WORLD! HEAVEN HELP US ALL!)
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:iconlunis1992:
Lunis1992 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
OMFG O.o

That is tight! XD
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F112233 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
:iconclappingplz:

THIS IS AWSOME tell juug he did a good job...

ASh seems to be saying: OK.. WHO DIES FIRST:evillaugh:?

:fear:
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Writer
You mean Soul Edge is saying, "Who will be my first sacrifice?!":stab: See the eye?:eye:
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:iconf112233:
F112233 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
thats what soul edge says... I ment what ASH sais....... seeing this reminds me on fyrus....

in a way..
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Writer
And what is "fyrus"?
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:iconf112233:
F112233 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
the second boss in the legend of zelda twilight princess from the goron mines remember?

Exept that ash is WAY MORE lethal....
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Writer
If it was Ash without Soul Edge possessing him, then yeah, he would've said that.
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F112233 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
THEY SAY IT TOGHETHER!......
:stab::stab::stab:
:stab::fear::stab:
:stab::stab::stab:

first words of ashton will be:
EVERYONE GET OUTTA HERE!!!
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:iconxd-385:
XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Writer
Nah. He'd say, "Stay back! This fight is mine!"
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:iconf112233:
F112233 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
:XD: now that night terror is Uberized.. THIS Will depict the battle:
:iconverynotimpressedplz: NT
:iconscaredplz: ashton


:lol::rofl::laughing:
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Neoumbreon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
H-O-L-Y C-R-A-P Ash looks both creepy, and freakin awesome
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