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These are not human beings. Their official purpose is to serve as core for the Dummy Plug system, but even that is only secondary. As Dr Akagi explained, they are mere vessels to hold my soul. That was the only reason they were created for, just like the body I possess now and the ones before. Without a soul, they can not become aware of their feelings. They notice the feel of the warm LCL around them, of this glass holding them; they can see us, the world outside of theirs. But... it does not matter to them. All they are doing is existing, blissfully unaware of everything. They cannot understand the difference between pain and joy. They do not know the vast variety of human emotions. They do not feel hope or fear for the future. I always wondered whether to pity or to envy them.
Rei talking about her clones, The Second Try, chapter 9

Agree? Ha. No. We destroyed its very soul to extinguish its will. It is a mindless drone intended to heed our every word.
Jahn, talking about making Idenn into a Demon Dragon, Fire Emblem Elibe

You came for me, I presume. I wouldn't want to seem ungrateful, but emotion is... a phantom itch now. We are not of the same species, you and I. I have no nostalgia for Earth. I cut it out. My body rejected it. Do you know, it was the soul I stripped away which allowed me to commit such awful crimes? Psychopathy is a quite human trait. Now I am beyond the cage of humanity. I am... rarefied. This dimension has worked a great alchemy on me, and in return I mean to restore it... to greatness. Every petrified forest must start from a single manganese seed.
Theodore Wicker, The Secret World

Donatello: You know Jack, our galaxy is all bright and shiny and spinny, but in its center lies this very large black hole. It's the same with me. I'm all bright and shiny, obviously — Not so much spinny. But inside? Empty.
Jack: So you feel... bad?
Donatello: I feel... nothing. Losing your soul doesn't make you bad. It doesn't make you anything. It's... an absence. Of pity, of empathy... of humanity.

Optimus Prime: You have no soul!
Galvatron: That is why I have no fear!

Pointy-Haired Boss: How do you like being a manager, Ted?
Ted: Yesterday my staff pushed me down ten flights of stairs. My soul left my body and now I'm a lifeless evil entity.
Pointy-Haired Boss: Just in time to do performance reviews!
Ted: I couldn't have planned it better.

"They look, just like you and I... But inside, they're, they're different. They have no soul..."
The Garbageman on the zombies, The Video Dead

I am starting to understand. It is really gone. The part of me that was human, the part of me that could die - it is gone. That is why they cannot see me. I am never going to be human again. I did not understand it 'til now. I have lost my shade. I just did not want to believe it.


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