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"Accumulates energy and generates an illusion. Enemies will sustain damage if struck by the soul energy. Requires high energy expenditures however and will dissipate in time or if it sustains heavy damage."
―In-game text, Mega Man X4

Soul Body (ソウルボディ Souru Bodi) is the Special Weapon that X obtains from Split Mushroom in Mega Man X4. This weapon is based off Spilt Mushroom's abilities to self-duplicate & create energy silhouettes. When X equips this weapon, a silhouette-like hologram of himself is created in front of him. In its normal state, the hologram does nothing more than mimic X's actions and will disappear after a short period of time, or after taking enough damage. When fully charged, a solid, un-armored hologram of X is created that is restricted to the area of the current screen. Controls are passed to the clone - it can fire, but it cannot charge up like X can. Both X and the clone are immune during the duration. The clone hologram will disappear after a short period of time or if it falls into a bottomless pit.

This weapon is Cyber Peacock's weakness and is effective against Sigma's gun form in the final battle against him.

Mega Man X5

In Mega Man X5, X will occasionally use this weapon against Zero (if the player chooses Zero). Unlike in X4, however, X can send out many of the holograms from his body to Zero's position on the screen. This weapon does a fairly decent amount of damage to the red Maverick Hunter if the holograms connect: in Normal Mode, Soul Body does 8 damage; on Easy and Xtreme modes, the attack powers are 6 and 10 respectively. When X is defeated, he will use Soul Body as a sneaky last-ditch blow on Zero before falling to the ground. Oddly, after the fight against Zero (when playing as X), X mentions to Zero how he never expected Zero to use Soul Body. It is possible that this is an error of a mistranslation of X's quote, as the last-ditch blow that Zero performs on X may actually be W-Shredder or Twin Dream.

Damage Data Chart

Damage values in units in Mega Man X4.

Soul Body Soul Body
Boss Damage
Normal Charged
Eregion -- --
Web Spider 1 1
Split Mushroom 0 1
Cyber Peacock 4 1
Storm Owl 1 1
Magma Dragoon 0 1
Frost Walrus 0 1
Jet Stingray 2 1
Slash Beast 0 1
Tentoroid 0 1
Generaid Core 2 1
Eyezard 0 1
DG-42L 0 2
Colonel 0 1
Double 0 0
General 0 1
Reaper Sigma: 1st Phase 0 0
Reaper Sigma: 2nd Phase 0 1
Earth Sigma 0 0
Gunner Sigma 3 0
  • For Soul Body, the first number is damage done with the hologram, and the second number is damage inflicted with the buster shots fired from the solid hologram; the solid hologram itself cannot inflict damage to bosses.


Mega Man X4

Mega Man X5

See also

Similar Weapons/Techniques

Counterpart to this Weapon