Blood Soul is an enemy in Final Fantasy VIII commonly found on the Galbadian continent.


Battle Edit

As an undead enemy Blood Soul takes on the properties innate to all undead units, namely taking half damage from physical attacks, being weak to Fire and Holy, being immune to Death and Doom and dying instantly from resurrecting abilities and items.

Blood Soul is wilier at higher levels, as it casts Zombie on a character, then proceeds to unleash curative moves on the zombified target. This monster is usually teamed up with Belhelmel and uses status affliction attacks (Silence, Confuse, Sleep, etc).

Triple Triad Edit

Blood Soul Card
TTBloudSoul Element None
Refine 1 refines into 1 Zombie Powder
Drop Blood Soul
Card Blood Soul
Level 1 (Monster Card) Win N/A

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

The enemy's name in Japan is not "Blood Soul" (which would be written ブラッド (buraddo?)) but instead uses the slightly different ブラット (buratto?). This could be a believable typographical error, but it could also apply to "brat", which suits its small size. The common Japanese equivalent to the English "brat" is gaki (餓鬼?), which literally means "hungry ghost/devil". The Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania makes an error in its Balamb Garden underground monster list, where it uses ブラッド (buraddo?, lit. blood).

The soul, in many religious, philosophical, psychological, and mythological traditions, is the incorporeal and, in many conceptions, immortal essence of a person, living thing, or object.