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Walther feeding Ghoul Powder to Dallas

Ghoul Powder is used by necromancers to transform humans into either demons or undead. It is featured in Valkyrie Profile and Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria. Although its composition is unknown, it operates by being ingested and destroying the mind of the user. According to Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria it appears as a volatile, green and black substance.

Usage[]

Valkyrie Profile[]

"Drug created through research into dark magic. Robs the user's soul and transforms the into monsters."
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  • In Chapter 0, Lombert uses Ghoul Powder as a backup plan in his scheme to kidnap Princess Jelanda of Artolia. She transforms into a demon after ingesting it.
  • In Chapter 4, Lezard uses Ghoul Powder on Lorenta's husband as part of his plan to lure Lenneth to his tower. Lorenta's husband transforms into a demon and kills his wife, thereby attracting Lenneth's attention.

The Ghoul Powder also appears as an item. It has no use on its own, but can be transmuted into Ice Crystal (except with Creation Jewel) or converted into 2 MP.

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria[]

  • In Chapter 4, Walther and Gyne use Ghoul Powder to become undead and forcibly feed some to Dallas as well.
  • In Chapter 5, Alicia uses Ghoul Powder to partially become undead (interrupting the process before it destroys her mind) in order to be able to cross Bifrost.

Ghoul Powder is also featured as a Key Item in the player's inventory.

Differences[]

It is not explained why the Powder has different effects in the two games. Both Badrach in Valkyrie Profile and Hrist in Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria recognize these effects, suggesting that the transformations undergone by Jelanda and the Three Mages are the expected outcome in both cases. However, demons and undead are two different types of creatures.

One possible explanation is that, given the several centuries' difference between the two games, the Powder's formula may have changed over time at the hands of the necromancers who used it, thus inducing a different effect. The other, more straightforward explanation, is that the discrepancy is the result of a continuity mistake.

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