Abyss is usually the final boss character in SoulCalibur III (2005)  and can be unlocked to become playable.

He starts to exist when Zasalamel, one of the new characters in the game merged and absorbed the powers of the magical swords SoulCalibur and SoulEdge with the purpose to end his own immortality finally.

Abyss uses mainly the fighting style of Zasalamel but got a handful of additional and very powerful special moves which make him more powerful than the most other characters in SCIII.

In SoulCalibur IV its possible to unlock his weapon the Ircalla death scythe, and also costume parts which look similar to him, Abyss was not available as a real character anymore though after SoulCalibur III


Official Render of Abyss by Namco

Abyss from SoulCalibur: an Overview

Charactername: Abyss   Developed /Created by Namco
Gameseries:  SoulCalibur   First seen on: Playstation 2
First Game:  SoulCalibur III   Year first seen in: 2005
Last Game:  SoulCalibur III   Nationality:
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Boss, Evil   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Scythes as Weapons
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters: Zasalamel (Gameplay), 
Has Relations to:  Zasalamel   See also: Abyss in the SC Wiki


Official Art by Namco of Abyss including Concept Art of unused designs for him:

 Abyss SoulCalibur Concept Art


Official Wallpaper of Abyss

Only a really few artworks about Abyss were published by Namco.

In SoulCalibur III its possible to unlock these two pages of concept sketches / designs for Abyss which were never used for him in the actual game.

Abyss SoulCalibur Concept Art 2 

Abyss and Olcadan SoulCalibur III Art

Note: Most of the official art shown here, like the Abyss & Olcadan Illustration was made available through screenshots i made while playing SoulCalibur III with the Playstation 2 Emulator.

You can enlarge the images as usual through clicking on them


 Screenshots of Abyss:

Abyss SoulCalibur III Screenshot

Abyss vs Sophitia

Abyss SoulCalibur III Screenshot

Abyss Battle Demo





Abyss from SoulCalibur in Game-Art-HQ Art Collaborations

Abyss SCIII Boss by Kergran

  Abyss was featured in our Fighting Game  Boss Tribute  art collaboration and was drawn three times for it so far.


Selected Fan Art of Abyss from SoulCalibur

Abyss SoulCalibur III by_CerberusLives

Abyss by CerberusLives



Updates and additions in Abyss Game Art Gallery and Character Overview 

19.01.2017 – New Boss Tribute Submissions of Abyss added + some changes here and there in the layout.