The fruit of the Animus Flower that grows from the heads of those who died while infected with Algernon. When the Animus Flower finishes its life cycle it produces a single seed. This seed is what a Somnium consumes to transform.
The Animus Flower has the ability to synthesize the L-type amino acids of its human host into D-type Amino acids for its own development. The seed contains high amounts of these proteins. Since Somiums cannot digest L-type amino acids, and few other natural organisms contains D-type amino acids, the seed of the Animus flower is the sole source of protein for their race.
There are different variations of Animus Fruit, and different Animus Seeds will produce a different reaction within a Somnium. Some cause a complete alteration of their genetic code, i.e. a transformation, while others have more subtle effects. The characteristic of an Animus Seed has been determined by Mode Warp to be dependant on the circumstances of a person’s death.
Animus Seeds and their effect on Somniums :
- Seed of Aqua - Causes a transformation into Betterman Aqua
- Seed of Forte - Causes tranformation into Betterman Forte
- Seed of Lume - Causes transformation into Betterman Lume
- Seed of Nebula - Causes transformation into Betterman Nebula
- Seed of Ortus - Causes transformation into Betterman Ortus
- Seed of Turba - Causes transformation into Betterman Turba
- Seed of Pondus - Causes transformation into Betterman Pondus
- Seed of Ahriman- Causes transformation into Betterman Ahriman
- Seed of Ougu- Causes transformation into Betterman Ougu
- Seed of Vivele - When consumed by a Somnium, they gain the memories, voice, and take on the physical properties of the person from which the seed grows.
- Seed of Socius - A rare seed eaten by Sara. When consumed by a Somium, they gain the ability to create portals called "Socius Road".
- Seed of Socius Terra - Causes transformation into Betterman Socius Terra, which possesses improved abilities to create Socius Roads.
- Seed of Tempus - Allows creation of a time gate.
- Seed of Patria - Allows creation of a large interdimensional portal.