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If I fail... please kill me.
~ Soma Cruz.
It's true. I am Dracula. But I'm not what you think I am!
~ Soma Cruz to Julius Belmont in Aria of Sorrow

Soma Cruz is the main protagonist of the Chronicles of Sorrow series of games that serve as part of the Castlevania franchise, which serve as the last parts of the Castlevania timeline. He is also a playable character in Harmony of Despair.

Soma has a wide range of powers and abilities called 'souls' which are categorized as offensive, defensive, or tactical. He acquires these abilities through his "power of dominance"—the power to control and summon the souls of defeated monsters. This is a derivation of Dracula's primary power, the ability to command monsters.

Overview

Soma Cruz is a seemingly normal young man who was caught in an eclipse which brought him to Dracula's castle. Guided by Genya Arikado, he ventures through the castle and later discovers the horrible truth: he is the reincarnation of Dracula. However, he resists his fate as the Dark Lord and manages to come out safely as a normal human.

Later, a cult confronts him, trying to create another Dark Lord, and chooses him as one of the candidates to become the new Dracula. Soma confronts them and eventually prevails in resisting to become the new Dark Lord (again).

Personality

Soma initially has trouble getting to know certain individuals, but eventually, he learns to open up to others more often. Being the reincarnation of Dracula, Soma can absorb and the souls of demons and monsters, which allows him to control their powers. However, Soma is a genuinely nice person who attempts to use his powers for good without being overcome by them.

Abilities

Soma is Dracula's reincarnation and can become the Dark Lord if presumably corrupted by the castle or giving into utter hatred. He does get the Power of Dominance, which enables him to "collect" the souls of enemies he defeats to gain some aspect of their power, becoming ever more powerful the more he fights.

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Trivia

  • His fall from grace in Dawn of Sorrow's bad ending is similar to Anakin Skywalker's descent into madness.
    • Both are driven mad by losing their lover and go on to become the Dark Lord. But both have their son save them from being evil. Alucard told Soma that the Mina who died was a fake. Luke Skywalker's suffering at the hands of The Emperor.

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