Inferno (インフェルノ Inferuno) is a character in the Soul series. He appeared in the game Soulcalibur VI, which marks his debut appearance in the new, rebooted Soulcalibur timeline.

His nickname is Hellfire of Despair.


Soulcalibur VI

Inferno is the embodiment of Soul Edge’s will, an evil amalgamation of all the warriors’ souls it has claimed. Its motives for being are unknown. Some say it simply follows a desire to fight, maim, and gather souls. The eerie fire that surrounds Inferno is the result of the many souls the sword has reaped being burned to sustain it.

Harvested from the souls it has collected, Inferno possesses a deep knowledge of all fighting techniques – allowing it to use any weapon style with a phenomenal degree of skill. Though its power defies standard means of measurement – it easily transcends that of any of its previous vessels. Although Inferno’s look changes with every incarnation, rest assured that it is stronger and more brutal than ever![1]

Physical Appearance

Inferno now appears as a more humanoid-looking burning demon with purple flames as opposed to a will-o-the-wisp in the original.


Inferno has no personality of his own, but he can manipulate his host to do his bidding in completing the Soul Edge.


Its second costume recolors his flames to blue. In Libra of Soul, Inferno uses this color when the Conduit confronts them with their Libra of Soul leaning towards Good. In the final mission of Libra of Soul, he dons a jet black version of Nightmare's armor with a red cape. Destroying the helmet reveals he has no head underneath.

Fighting Style

Inferno is Soul Edge personified. Drawing on the fighting experience and memories of warriors from throughout history, he can utilize their strengths, strategies, and techniques to claim victory. Inferno's attacks have the destructive force of a landslide, and it takes only the blink of an eye for a battle against him to turn in to a massacre. Even the most proficient of warriors cannot guard against his unrelenting fury. His body seems wreathed in the fires of hell, and he is oblivious to pain; half-hearted strikes will do nothing to stop him. Those who face inferno have two choices: submit and die, or go down fighting. Either way, their souls will be devoured by the cursed sword, doomed to spend an eternity trapped in torment inside.[2]

Critical Edge

Dark Reconquista: Purgatory: Inferno slams Soul Edge, causing an eruption of dark energy to explode from his immediate area, emerging seconds later on horseback riding a nightmare of evil energy, galloping towards his opponent before viciously swinging his sword through them with one savage strike. This Critical Edge is identical to Nightmare's.




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Inferno Character Reveal

Inferno Character Reveal