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This page describes Nightmare's Battle Style in each of the games in which he appeared.


Fighting style largely borrowed from Siegfried's fighting style. It utilizes somewhat slow, but high damaging attacks along with stances.

Soulcalibur II

Mostly same as in Soulcalibur, with a few changes.

Soulcalibur III

Nightmare's fighting style has changed since Soulcalibur II, though still similar to Siegfried's fighting style, it has become faster and more brutal. Between the two characters, Nightmare would be more of a "Berserker", with fast and powerful attacks. The drawbacks of Nightmare's fighting style would be that it leaves openings in or after a number of his attacks, leaving him open of a counter if the opponent is fast enough.

Soulcalibur III: Arcade Edition

Same fighting style as in Soulcalibur III.

Soulcalibur IV

Nightmare's Soulcalibur III move set was improved upon in Soulcalibur IV, notable changes include:

He is the only character in Soulcalibur IV with a form of Soul Charge.

His moves also seem to flow much better than in III.

Quite a few moves have different inputs and animations.

He has some better close range punches and kicks.

Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

Nightmare plays the same as he did in Soulcalibur IV, though he does have one new guard break attack which can be performed by inputting the R button (default control settings).

Soulcalibur V

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