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If souls have a weight to them, are non-soul athletes cheating when weight matters?

Yes, a lighter form via questionable ethics would mean an unfair advantage.:1
No, giving up your soul is a choice. If your opponent has, what's stopping you from doing so as well?:5
Souls are just reverse-performance-enhancing drugs.:5
There is no correlation between souls and physical capability.:4
Although the terms "empty, hollow, and lighter" are usually used to describe not having a soul, there is no actual physical weight to them.:12
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Tystefy
Tystefy
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9/11/2018
Question.

Do souls have weight?

If so, does that mean every non-soul athlete is cheating?

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Ixc
Ixc
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9/11/2018
You think Feducci pops out a scale for weight classes in his fighting rings? There aren't weight classes in Fallen London sports! Don't worry about it.

Though one of my oc did quit ring fighting after losing her soul (and became a pirate). The soulless might have less motivation for things like training and posture, so technically, yes.

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Honeyaddict
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9/11/2018
If it would give the athletes an advantage, what would indeed stop other athletes from gaining it too?
And while the slight weightloss might miraculously give an advantage, the disadvantage from being less motivated is bigger.
However, this is useful in fights to the death or stressful moments as it also allows you to maintain your cool more easily.

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Parvorus
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9/12/2018
Souls do definitely have a physical weight to them - there's one storylet where you build a contraption out of diamonds to find a specific soul based on its weight.

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Cooper
Cooper
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9/16/2018
Athletes control their weight before competitions in real life, usually by how much water they drink of what food they eat.

In the Neath, apparently, it can also include a visit to a local spirifer. I find this both ghastly and hilarious.

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Estelle Knoht
Estelle Knoht
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9/16/2018
Well, that'd put a spin on Southwark's love of wrestling and his list of soulless? Wrestling do have weight classes, after all.

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