Mechano Soul is the ultimate ability of the Chosen. Mecha are tied to the emotions of their pilots via the Deus ex Machina. When the pilot’s emotional state reaches a crisis point, a moment of true need and desperation, the bond between pilot and mecha can intensify from a mere passive connection, to a powerful active bond, uniting their ‘souls.’
This sudden evolution is called Mechano Soul. With it, a Chosen can achieve impossible feats: bursts of incredible speed, feats of strength beyond the normal capabilities of the mecha. With practice, a pilot can learn to hone this bond with the mecha, increasing the effectiveness of Mechano Soul with experience.
In most instances, Mechano Soul is driven by incredible desperation and need, and allows the user to overcome a threat. However, it’s possible in extremely rare circumstances to activate Mechano Soul in the opposite fashion: out of unbreakable resolve and will, steadfast courage in the face of impossible odds. Mechano Soul activated this way, instead of out of fear, is much more powerful, and can actually cause transformations in the mecha--a super mode of sorts, such as the manifestation of more powerful weapons, wings of pure energy, etc.
With Mechano Soul, it’s possible for a pilot to transcend their usual limits, and unleash devastating attacks far beyond those of any normal mecha. In addition to receiving a boost in performance, a pilot who has unleashed Mechano Soul can use two kinds of special attacks: a Limit Break, and a Finishing Move.
Limit Breaks are powerful moves that derive from the pilot’s growth. As a pilot becomes more experienced, they can unlock new Limit Breaks. A Finishing Move is similar; however, a Finishing Move is much more powerful, and as its name indicates, can finish off almost any opponent. The price is that a Finishing Move will cancel Mechano Soul, as it draws upon all the excess power unlocked by Mechano Soul; a failed Finishing Move may leave the mecha and pilot temporarily helpess. Each pilot has only one Finishing Move--though it can evolve just like the pilot’s mecha.