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Nightmare, Soul Calibur’s main antagonist. Was at one time the moniker Siegfried used when under the influence of the Soul Edge then became the spirit of the Soul Edge itself, bound to the Azure Knight armor. The original Nightmare was vanquished during the events of Soulcalibur IV. The Nightmare appearing in Soulcalibur V is a new being and he is more deadly and stronger than his predecessor, plotting behind the scenes under the alias “Graf Dumas” which his new host adopted as his new name. He gained the trust of Emperor Rudolf II of the Holy Roman Empire by working his way up in rank. The Emperor granted him control over the Kingdom of Hungary. Nightmare than set out on the front lines of war and initiated a widespread hunt and masacre of the malfested. This purge was only a cover-up for his true intents: collecting the remaining fragments of Soul Edge and harvesting countless human souls. Wields the Soul Edge, transformed into a great sword.