Mitsurugi is based off of the real-life samurai Miyamoto Musashi, famed for his amazing skill and lack of defeats.
Mitsurugi uses a very specific katana fighting style, iaido, which is designed to counter the advantage of the rifle on the battlefield. Far from being a defensive style, however,
this style is aggressive, intended to close the distance between the two combatants and deliver a killing blow as quickly
Mitsurugi, Voldo and Taki are the only characters who have appeared in every incarnation of the game, both Arcade and Home versions.
In the early designs of Soul Edge, Mitsurugi is depicted having twin katanas.
In the Korean versions of Soul Edge and Soul Calibur, Mitsurugi is replaced by Arthur. This is because
Korea and several other countries forbid the images of Japanese samurai and ninja in video games.
Taki is one of the only characters, aside from Mitsurugi and Voldo, to appear in every incarnation of the series, both Arcade and Home versions.
It is believed Mekki-Maru was once owned by the Manji, Yoshimitsu's clan.
In Soul Edge, Taki only had one ninja sword.
Seong Mi-na is one of the 4 only characters in Soul Edge with a "Destined Battle" of sort. Every fight she has against Hwang is preset to be in the "Seong Dojo", Han-myeong's Stage.
The second trainer of Seong Mi-na, Kong Xiuquiang, is now enlisted in the Coastal Defense Force, and knows Hwang. (Kong Xiuquiang is Xianghua's father"
In Soul Edge, Seong Mi-na's weapon "Scarlet Thunder" was simply called "Zanbatoh".
Although she has practised Ling-Sheng Su Style discipline, there is no existence of proof that she knew Kilik and Xianghua.
Although it doesn't state this, Seong Mi-na has also appeared in every installation of the Soul series.
A common belief among fans is that Yoshimitsu is a wooden robot. Both his nickname and Soul Calibur's 2P costume seems to back up this, showing Yoshimitsu's joints and throat as wood. But one must have in mind that, in most
cases, 2P costumes aren't canon and his nickname is most likely refering to his prostetic arm. Yoshimitsu is clearly a human, as shown in that he has a blood
type and parts of his body are shown.
Oddly enough, Soul Calibur lists Yoshimitsu's height, weight and blood type, but in Soul Calibur II and Soul Calibur III those stats are unknown.
Yoshimitsu' gang, Manjitou, seems to be rivals of both Greed and Miser's secret organization. And apparently Miser searches
to kill him.
Mekki-Maru, Taki's second tanto, was originally propiety of his deceased clan, the Manji.
Yoshimitsu speaks in a clearly fake English accent.
Yoshimitsu is the only character (not counting Link, Heihachi, and Spawn) who is from a different game series. Like Heihachi,
he is originally from the Tekken series.
The name Sophitia is derived from "Sophia".
Sophitia has 2 alternative outfits in Soul Edge, named "Sophitia!" and "Sophitia!!". "Sophitia!" was her normal outfit without the armor, and "Sophitia!!" was her using
a swimsuit, used in her alternative Ending.
In Soul Edge all of Sophitia's family names were mistranslated. Achelous was Ataros, Nike was Niek, Lucius was Ruches,
and Cassandra was Kathandra.
Since Omega is the 24th letter of the Greek Alphabet, its easily assumable that she's the 24th chosen warrior of Hephaestus, and that
makes her the last one.
One of the weapons used by Sophitia in Soul Edge, Soul Calibur II and Soul Calibur III is the Blue Crystal Rod and Blue Line Shield, which comes from Namco's Tower of Druaga series.
In Soul Calibur 2, Sophitia's third costume is modeled after Ki, the heroine of the Tower of Druaga series who used the above mentioned Blue Crystal Rod.
Sophitia first encounter with Rothion happened while she was shopping with her sister Cassandra. Sophitia started to feel dizzy and was carried by Rothion to her house. Since then both fell in love to eventually engage
The name Siegfried is possibly a reference to the main character of Richard Wagner's Siegfried, the third of four operas that make up his epic Der Ring des Nibelungen, since both Siegfried Schtauffen and Richard Wagner are German and the stories surrounding both Siegfrieds are similar.
Siegfried has been a good guy since Soul Calibur.
Siegfried was one of the character who changed most in the transition from Soul Edge to Soul Calibur, possibly because he's certanily the one who developed the most as a character.
One of Siegfried's Extra Weapons is the Glam/Gram, the weapon who Sigurd/Siegfried used in the mythology to kill the dragon
Siegfried's 2P costume in Soul Calibur III is an homage to his 2P costume in Soul Edge, down to the short hair. To complete the homage, his original Zweihander Faust is one of his extra selectable weapons.
Its possible that Siegfried and Mitsurugi meet during the Osthreinsburg Castle siege in Soul Edge. Not only both shares that battle in Edge Master Book, but even Siegfried's Soul Calibur Destined Battle is against Mitsurugi.
And for the last time, Siegfried's name is NOT a reference to Siegfried and Roy!!!
Rock is absent from Soul Calibur II, but Berserker occupies his spot. He uses an exact replica of Rock's Soul Calibur figthing style, though he doesn't have any relation with him.
The Berserker's weapon is named Great Ax, which was Rock's Legendary Weapon in Soul Blade. Aside from the name, there's no relation between the two weapons.
In Soul Edge Rock's weapon is simply called "Battle Ax".
In Soul Calibur game art, Rock is depicted with a long beard, but his in-game model doesn't have it.
Rock is the bulkest character in the Soul Series.
Hwang was absent from Soul Calibur II, and Assassin replaced him. He uses Hwang's Soul Calibur fighting style, though there's no real association between the two.
Hwang will appear as a standard fighter in Soul Calibur III: Arcade Edition along with Li Long, and Amy.
In Soul Calibur III Hwang is a Bonus Character. His 1P outfit was made using some parts from the Create-a-Fighter mode (like the Dragon Tunic),
but also includes some unique parts. His 2P outfit is based on his original Soul Edge attire.
In Soul Calibur III, Hwang's discipline, "Chinese Sword" is the only custom discipline to have a left and right side throw.
In Tales of Souls Hwang can be found as a "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenge in both Ling-Sheng Su Temple Ruins
(Seong Mi-na's stage) and Silk Road Ruins (Lizardman's stage), which was formerly his own in Soul Calibur.
In Soul Edge, Hwang's style was "Seong Style Longsword," the same as Seong Mi-na and Seong Han-myeong.
Originally, Hwang was present in Soul Edge as a secret character and used a style identical to that of Mitsurugi's. When Soul Edge: Version II (Soul Blade) was released, he was given his own style.
In design sketches of Hwang in Soul Edge, he's shown using a Zhanmadao like Seong Mi-na, a katana and even bladed Nunchaku, like Li Long.
It is speculated that the pirates from Ryukyu that attacked Hwang and his men were none other than Maxi and his band of pirates. This idea seems to be supported by the fact that, if Seong Mi-na has not yet been unlocked, Hwang's destined battle in Soul Calibur is Maxi.
Since he stopped appearing after Soul Blade, most fans believed him to be dead. The theory was reinforced by one of the pictures in Soul Calibur's Prologue where a man, resembling Li Long, is depicted badly hurt and at the mercy of Cervantes. It was revealed in one of the minigames released by Namco that Li Long was in fact alive, but since it was revealed in only
one of many possible outcomes, most fans assumed it to be non-canon. With the release of Soul Calibur III and Li Long's profile in Namco's Hometek Page, it was finally confirmed that he was alive all this time.
Li Long will appear as a standard fighter in Soul Calibur III: Arcade Edition, along with Hwang Seong-gyeong, and Amy.
In Soul Blade, Chie's father is called "Yahei". Many fans assumed this to be a pseudonym of Hachibei, since he was being hunted
by the Fu-Ma ninjas, but in reality was simply a minstranslation of his name.
Li Long is a Bonus Character in Soul Calibur III. His 1P attire is mostly original, with some parts available for use in Create-a-Fighter (like the Sedge Hat). His 2P attire
is also mostly original. Both his outfits are similar to his 2 outfits in Soul Edge.
Li Long can be found in Tales of Soul Mode in the Osthreinsburg Castle - Battlement, Tira's stage. This is most probably an homage to his old Soul Edge stage, which was also aboard a raft in a river.
In the Eastern European version of Soul Edge(not including the U.K.,France Etc.), his weapon was changed into a three sectional staff, due to negative cultural associations with the term "ninja" and "ninja-like" weapons.
Li Long is pursued by both Ming Dynasty agents and Fu-Ma Ninjas. The first because he abandoned his duties with the empire,
the seconds because they believe he has the Mekki-Maru dagger, which is actually in the hands of Taki.
Li Long traveled from China to Japan using a false name: Zhang Wu, who is a rival of his who was sent in the second group
to find Soul Edge on behalf of the Ming Emperor.
Li Long is one of the 4 only characters in Soul Edge with a "Destined Battle" of sorts. Every time he fights Mitsurugi, the stage is preset to be in "The Desert Path", Hwang's stage.
Han-myeong is a secret character who can only be obtained after winning the game with all the cast, then with Seong Mi-na followed with Hwang.
Han-myeong can be seen in both Seong Mi-na's endings and Hwang's "good" ending in Soul Blade.
Han-myeong doesn't have Extra Weapons.
Han-myeong's style in Soul Blade is mostly taken from Hwang, but his moves are quicker and stronger. He also has some unique moves, and even extensions to some of Hwang's attack, like his Critical Edge.
Han-myeong can only be fight against in Edge Master Mode. He's the third battle in Hwang's History Book.
The Ling-Sheng Su Temple's three treasures are all named after Yugas - ages in Hindu philosophy. The Kali Yuga refers to the current age, marked by materialism and suffering - as such, the Kali Yuga is a corrupt weapon (even though
that is not its inherent nature). The Dvapara Yuga is the age preceding the current one. Though less utopian than the preceding two ages, it is more spiritual than the Kali
Yuga. It is known as an age of worship. In Soul Calibur, Xianghua wields the Krita Yuga, which is named after the first (and next) age. The second age, the Treta Yuga, has not yet been mentioned in the series.
Depending if the player inputs the code Kilik requires at his ending movie of his Tales of Souls story, one can witness
him catching Xianghua after she trips and confessing that he wants her to stay with him. Xianghua then tells him that this
is exactly like him, and that she doesn't want him to change. They then continue to hug until the movie ends. If the player
doesn't input any codes, Kilik will miss catching Xianghua and laugh as she lies there trying to get up. Xianghua exclaims,
"You're hopeless!" Shortly thereafter, Maxi arrives and the three of them take off to parts unknown. This ending is considered
to be the best of the two, since it has the "old gang" back together.
Kilik is, until now, the only character in Soul Calibur III with an extra version of one of his endings. Though the dialogue remains intact, both Kilik and Xianghua are shown in a different position.
Kilik's former master, Han Donshuu, was a close friend of Xianghua's father, Kong Xiquiang. Kilik killed him in the massacre of Ling-Sheng Su Temple.
Xianghua has received one of the most noticeable redesigns in the transition from Soul Calibur to Soul Calibur II.
Xianghua means "auspicious fire" in Chinese.
"Chái Xiāng Huŕ" may also mean "firewood fragrant flower", if each character is taken literally and logically. "Chái"(柴)
is a Chinese surname that can also mean "firewood". "Xiāng"(香) is "fragrant". Huŕ(華) can mean "flower",
though this may be an archaic character form and pronunciation, which is no longer used in modern Simplified Mandarin Chinese
to mean "flower". However, this translation seems the most logical, considering the first character of her given name definitely
means "fragrant". (Source: Chinese Character Dictionary)
Depending on if the player inputs the code Xianghua requires at the end of her Tales of Souls story, you can witness a
special scene between her and Kilik in which she tries to tell Kilik that she is interested in him. But Kilik is too focused
on his training at the moment to understand what she is trying to say.
Xianghua never knew her father, Kong Xiuquiang. He is now enlisted in the Coastal Defense Force, where he has made friends
In Soul Calibur Maxi has a special Weapon Exhibition where he uses two nunchakus.
Before Soul Calibur II was released, many fans believed he was dead, since in his ending after defeating Inferno he stumbles and falls, (similar to what Li Long does in his own ending in Soul Edge), and Kilik throws his nunchaku into the water.
Maxi, with a total of 6 stances, is the character with most stance in the game.
Maxi's nickname in Soul Calibur is "Dandy of the South Seas".
Maxi's Destined Battle in Soul Calibur, Soul Calibur II and Soul Calibur III is Astaroth.
In many fanfictions, Maxi is described as Elvis. And many characters call him that throughout the story.
Some people make "Pad-Man" jokes. If you got that joke, kudos to you.
Maxi is based on the martial arts legend Bruce Lee, who uses similarly-styled nunchakus and has a similar fighting stance. Maxi's look is very similar to the late Elvis Presley.
Cassandra's name is a reference to the daughter of King Priam of Troy who, in Greek mythology, is said to have predicted the fall of Troy as well as her own demise.
Cassandra has appeared in Sophitia's profile since Soul Edge, although in that game, her name was mistranslated as Kathandra.
One of Cassandra's weapons is the Red Crystal Rod, which comes from Namco's Tower of Druaga and its sequels.
Cassandra's third costume in Soul Calibur 2 is modeled after the Valkyrie character from Namco's Valkyrie no Densetsu.
Her name 'Talim' means 'edge' (as in the sharp part of a blade, knife, etc.) in Tagalog. It can also mean 'sharp' when
used as an adjective. She marks as the first Filipino Fighting Game Character (male or female) in any fighting game (2-D or
Her moves are also based on Filipino Martial Arts. In her command list, most of the moves are in Tagalog. For example,
"sipa" means "kicks".
Talim, with her 15 years, is the 2nd youngest human character in the game, and the 5th youngest general character. The
only characters younger than her are Amy (who appears to be around 12), Astaroth, Aeon Calcos (as Lizardman) and Charade.
Talim's necklace (the one with the symbol on it) is a reference to Pacman, which is also a Namco game.
Talim is a pacifist, which can be seen by the fact she means no harm to her enemies and even tries to reason with them.
Yun-seong appears in 2 characters' endings: Seong Mi-na and Talim.
His sword is called White Storm and it is a Seong family heirloom. Hwang also used a Seong family heirloom in Soul Edge. His was called Blue Storm.
In Soul Calibur III, Yun-Seong's discipline, "Soul of Yun-seong" is avalible to create-a-characters of the Thief class.
Yun-seong's Ultimate Weapon, Han Guang, was originally Hwang's Ultimate Weapon in Soul Edge, though in it the weapon was called "Phantom".
Yun-seong is the youngest human male character in the Soul Calibur series to date. The youngest character is Astaroth who is seven years old.
Yun-seong is probably the most immature character in the Soul series.
She's styled as a mix between a Geisha and the Queen of Hearts.
Setsuka fights wielding an iaito hidden in the handle of a parasol, using a style of martial arts that utilizes the speed of a sword as it is being unsheathed, Iaido. Many people confuse Iaido with the sword style of battou-jutsu, but Iaido concerns itself primarily with the drawing, cutting and re-sheathing of the sword, while battou-jutsu focuses
only on cutting technique. Setsuka's official profile states she uses battou-jutsu but judging by her movements in preview videos, it resembles Iaido.
Setsuka has been taken by new players as an unfair character, since she combines strength and speed. Also, the fact the
AI can seemingly defeat without too much effort any unexperienced player with her doesn't help.
It's unclear if Mitsurugi is the one who killed her master. Although Setsuka's sword style does make Mitsurugi remember
something it is not outright stated he killed Setsuka's master.
All of Zasalamel's scythes are references to death deities or places.
Zasalamel's place of birth is not really known, but since most of his techniques are named after Babylonian gods, it's
safe to assume he comes from the Babylonian period.
Zasalamel's golden eye is said to contain his soul. Its always present in each of his incarnations. Even Abyss has it after morphing.
Zasalamel has necromancer's abilities. He ressurected Revenant from the bones, though as part of his vengeance since he
killed him during one of his past lives.
Zasalamel's pouch contains incense, which he uses to send the undead to the afterlife.
Zasalamel is the only fighter who faces Abyss in the Chaos: Spiritual Realm stage.
Since Zasalamel is killed in most character endings,(excluding his own) and the fact Night Terror kills him is stated
in Night Terror's profile it, at the moment seems unlikly Zasalamel will return for future games.
The "unique" feature of Olcadan's style is his taunt, which is different than the rest of the cast.
Olcadan can be first seen in the Tutorial mode of Soul Calibur III, where he teaches the basic, intermediate and advanced techniques of the fighting engine.
Most of Olcadan's Weapons are based on the designs of extra weapons from Soul Calibur II.
During Olcadan's Destined Battle against Kilik at Lost Cathedral, he notes that Kilik uses the same style as a certain
person. This may be Edge Master, since he taught Kilik.
Some believe that the one fight that ended in a draw mentioned in his bio is referring to a fight with Edge Master.
According to Soul Archive's Kimagure Watch interview, Olcadan is quite greedy. His favourite Soul Arena mission is "Coin
Olcadan is the main obstacle to player trying to reach Night Terror. He's the "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenge at
Chapter 8, and only appears if the player is successful in winning all the battles in Tales of Souls up until that point without
One of Olcadan's concept art has him resembling Edge Master (Similar tattos, hair, and skin tone).
It would seem Olcadan makes a living teaching warriors how to fight. (Which is what he does in the training mode.)
In Soul Calibur, Arthur was the version of Mitsurugi released in countries that forbade samurai references. He looks like Mitsurugi except with blue eyes, blond hair and an eye-patch.
In his Soul Calibur profile it says that Arthur's weapon is Shishi-Oh and his style is "Tenpu-Kosai-Ryu-Kai", when both
things are original of Mitsurugi. Obviously those are not canon and his official weapon and style are now set.
Arthur is made using original (not unlockable) parts from Character Creation; his entire outfit is based on Mitsurugi's
Soul Calibur II look, with only a missing shoulderpad. However, he shares his voice with Girardot, another bonus character
Arthur's katana moveset has some moves borrowed from Tekken Character Paul Phoenix.
Revenant's outfit closely resembles that of a musketeer. It is currently unknown if the outfit is some sort of clue as
to Revenant's origin.
Revenant's character model is made entirely of parts found in the Character Creation mode, with the exception of his skull
face which appears to be unique.
Revenant doesn't talk, he only emits growls and strange sounds. This could be because he is an undead.
Revenant is a puppet under the control of Zasalamel and is found in various Tales of Souls Paths. For example, in Cassandra's path he tries to steal the sacred weapons, and
in Zasalamel's path he attempts to rebel against his master.
Greed is a special "Prepare to Defend Yourself" battle. He can appear at Chapter 8 of Tales of Souls in the Water Mill
Valley, Talim's stage and in the Valentine Mansion, Ivy's stage. He challeges the player and, if he wins, all the money earned
up until that battle is taken away.
Greed's character model is completely made up of parts found in the Character Creation mode; he doesn't appear to have
any unique parts.
Greed seems to be the leader of the aforementioned band of thieves alongside Miser. Both he and Miser apparently consider
each other rivals.
The Kunai moveset, which Greed uses, is one of the few movesets in the game that possesses a projectile attack. This particular
attack consists of throwing an upward moving arc of flames from his hands. Although the attack only has medium range, it is
unblockable and does a lot of damage.
Miser is a special "Prepare to Defend Yourself" battle. She can appear at Chapter 8 of Tales of Souls in the Underground
Buddist Sanctum, Taki's stage, in the Ling-Sheng Su Temple Ruin, Seong Mi-na's stage and in the Water Mill Valley, Talim's
stage. She challenges the player and, if she wins, all the money earned up until that battle is taken away.
Miser is completely made up of parts that can be found in the Character Creation mode; she doesn't appear to have any
Miser seems to be the leader of the aforementioned band of thieves alongside Greed. Both she and Greed consider each other
The Katana & Shuriken moveset, which Miser uses, is one of the few movesets in the game with a projectile attack.
Her attack consists of using her shuriken, which rests on her back, as projectile. She can throw it in two different situations:
as an Auto-GI attack or after teleporting above the opponent, where she'll throw it in a diagonal angle towards the enemy.
Both attacks are unblockables, but the second is easily avoided by sidestepping. The Shuriken is also used in a few other
Valeria is the Item Shop owner in-game. She sells Artworks, Exhibition Theater for each character, jobs for Character
Creation and extra modes among other things.
Valeria is made completely using Character Creation parts, but her body build and voice clip are unique.
Valeria's weapon, Cepheus Seal, is named after the owner of the shop she works at. It was also the place in Soul Calibur II's Weapon Master Mode where one could buy each character's Ultimate Weapon.
In Tales of Souls, Valeria can be found as a "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenge in the Lakeside Coliseum (Rock's
stage). She appears as the first opponent in a 3-rounds match with her co-workers.
Valeria has been the most popular of the three shop girls thanks to her revealing clothing and large breasts.
The Grieve Edge style Valeria uses is one of the less liked by unexperienced players. The style itself is quite good,
with quickly single attacks, good reach and some powerful moves; but the downside is that most of its strongest attack are
Just Inputs, meaning they require a precise input to work.
Hualin is the Weapon Shop owner in-game. She sells all the weapon for the standard and Bonus characters.
Hualin's weapon, Cepheus Seal, is named after the owner of the shop she works at. It was also the place in Soul Calibur II's Weapon Master Mode where one can buy all the character's Ultimate Weapons.
Hualin thinks that the weapons are works of art rather than tools of war.
Hualin is made completely using parts from Character Creation, but her voice clip is unique.
The Staff Style Hualin uses isn't an ordinary staff. Her staff can grow in length and thickness depending on the move.
The weapon itself is very unpredictable, but it has a small quantity of attack who takes advantage of this feature.
In Tales of Souls, Hualin can be found as a "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenge in the Lakeside Coliseum (Rock's
stage). She appears as the second opponent in a 3-rounds match with her co-workers.
Its quite possible the mountain near the small village where Hualin lived is the one where Edge Master lives.
Hualin and the Staff discipline contain possible references to the Street Fighter character Chun Li as Hualin resembles
her slightly and the Staff movelist contains two moves that resemble Chun Li's Spinning Bird Kick and Lightning Kick.
Interestingly, in Olcadan's ending, when he sells Soul Edge, both Lynette and Valeria appear, but Hualin doesn't, even
though she's the one who actually sells the weapons.
Hualin's discipline borrows a few moves and weapon designs from Kilik.
Lynette is the Armor Shop owner in-game. She sells clothes for the Character Creation mode, both female and male parts
like clothes and hairstyles.
Lynette has a slightly shorter height and larger chest than the standard CaS model. She also has a unique voice clip.
Her voice clip is acted by Kanako Tateno, Amy's voice actor.
Lynette's weapon, Cepheus Seal, is named after the owner of the store she works at. It was also the place in Soul Calibur II's Weapon Master Mode where one could buy each character's Ultimate Weapon.
In Tales of Souls, Lynette can be found as a "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenge in the Lakeside Coliseum (Rock's
stage). She appears as the third opponent in a 3-rounds match with her co-workers.
The Tambourine style that Lynette uses has many moves taken from Tekken characters Christie Monteiro and Ling Xiaoyu,
specially K attacks. She also has some moves from Voldo and unique taunts, which replenish health.
Abelia is an ally for the mayority of the Chronicles of the Sword but briefly turns into your enemy when you rebel against
Grandall, though around the last chronicles she rejoins the team.
Abelia, like all other Chronicles of the Sword characters, is made entirely of create-a-character parts.
Abelia's shield is the Spiked Shield, which was a weapon avalible to Cassandra in Soul Calibur II. The sword is different though.
Girardot is one of the central characters of Chronicles of the Sword, he is the main character's instructor, and eventualy
rebels against the Grandall army.
Girardot, like all other Chronicles of the Sword characters, is made entirely of create-a-character parts.
In Chronicles of the Sword, Luna is Dalkia's elite soldier and confronts the player a total of 4 times in different chronicles,
starting a rivalry between them. In the last chronicles she joins the player's team.
Luna, like all other Chronicles of the Sword characters, is made entirely of create-a-character parts.
Luna's mother is Mooncalf. Aside of Mooncalf's dying words, there's the fact Luna means Moon in spanish.
In Chronicle 11, Luna uses Soul Calibur instead of Dystopia.
Demuth is the king of Maletta in Chronicles of the Sword. His throne is taken by Chester and he's left to die in Chronicle
Demuth, like all other Chronicles of the Sword characters, is made entirely of create-a-character parts.
Although he is done using Create-a-Character parts, his body size is unique.
In Chronicles of the Sword, Aurelia is Dalkia's queen and the boss of Chronicle 12.
Aurelia seems to have plotted her former husband's assassination with his former guard, Roin. Both also apparently have
a secret love.
Aurelia, like all other Chronicles of the Sword characters, is made entirely of create-a-character parts.
Since her japanese voice actor doesn't sound like a woman, there's conjetures she could be a "drag queen".
Aurelia's weapon is segmented in a style very similar to Ivy's. The only exception is that it has no whip/non-whip stance
and is, by defaut, always in whip state
Chester is the manipulator behind the scenes during Chronicles of the Swords. He turned Demuth against Halteese so he
could take the new country Maletta, and also incited Dalkia's war against Grandall. He's faced a total of 3 times in different
chronicles, and always as a boss.
Chester, like all other Chronicles of the Sword characters, is made entirely of create-a-character parts.
Aside of his two standard costumes, Chester has a 3rd one used during his fight as a Brigand.
Its not clear if Chester actually died in his last battle in Chronicle 19. He could have been arrested or escaped.
Though not revealed until late, Strife is the main enemy in Chronicles of the Sword. He's the last boss of the mode.
The cadet mentioned in his biography is probably the main character of Chronicles of the Sword. "What he has long sought
after" appears to be the admiriation of his people.
Strife, like all other Chronicles of the Sword characters, is made entirely of create-a-character parts.
Though Ambition is Strife's standard weapon, he never used it in Chronicles of the Sword. Instead he always is seen carrying
He's not too liked among fans, and is mostly taken as a joke, mainly because of his Noble's Wig.
Strife's discipline borrows moves and weapons from Siegfried and Nightmare.
Cervantes' name is possibly a reference to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the most known Spanish writer.
Cervantes' flagship, the Adrian, is a Portuguese-manufactured trader ship who was used by his father, Phillip de Leon.
Upon his death, Cervantes turned it into a pirate's ship in his father's keepsake. The weapons he got were obtained from Vercci,
Nightmare appears in Soul Blade
as "Siegfried!", a secret costume for Siegfried
, but its design is a lot different. He wore a red-colored armor, and looked like he was part of Soul Edge itself. He used
"Soul Edge (Cocoon)" as weapon, which is the 2P weapon design of Soul Edge in Soul Calibur
and Soul Calibur II
, and one of his extra weapons in Soul Calibur III
The group Nightmare formed with Astaroth, Lizardman and Ivy was called the "Schwarzstrom", which in german means "Black Storm".
Nightmare has always been a body controlled by Soul Edge. Although It was Siegfreid's body during SC and SC2 Soul Edge
is controlling the body. SC3 is the only time Soul Edge truly had its own body. (However the story says the body he received
is unstable.) It should be noted that Inferno is simply Soul Edge's spirit and is not truly a body.
Since Nightmare is Soul Edge, Nightmare is roughly the main antagonist of the series. He's also the oldest character in
the story, even older than Zasalemel, because of that. Although the bodies he has inhabited have been of various ages.
His character is based off of Gen-An from Samurai Showdown.
Voldo is generally perceived by fans to be just plain wrong.
Voldo is blind in all of the games.
Voldo is one of the only characters other than Ivy to sport a thong costume.
He is also the only character other than Astaroth with the ability to break back throws.
In Soul Edge, Voldo's standing stance isn't his infamous "moonwalk"; he's standing straight without moving too much.
Voldo is the oldest character in the game, aside from Cervantes, who stopped aging, and Zasalamel, who reincarnates.
Voldo has his own game in the VMU mini-games made by Namco. His game is called "Voldo Panic", and the objective is to
bounce gift and balls using Voldo's belly (while in the Crawl Stance) as bouncer.
Voldo, Mitsurugi and Taki are the only characters to appear in every incarnation of the series, both Arcade and Home versions.
In Soul Edge, Voldo's weapons "Karma & Mara" are simply called "Katar".
Voldo is possibly the only character with an incomplete in-game profile. His voice list appears to have too few damage
In the Edge Master Book's History Book of Soul Edge, Voldo is shown talking, although he speaks only a few words.
Also, he is one of the Top Ten Most Psycho Characters list in G4TV.
Astaroth is the name of the Duke of Hell according to the Ars Goetia.
The name Astaroth comes from the Hebrew pronunciation of the Northwest Semitic goddess Astarte (translated Ashtareth), who was connected with sexuality, fertility, and war.
Astaroth is named after the demon of sloth in a humorous reference to his slow movement.
Astaroth and Voldo are the only two characters who can break back throws.
In Soul Calibur, Astaroth is listed to weight 209 lb (95 kg). This is believed to be a mistake, since Astaroth appears too big to weigh only
Astaroth's discipline, "Gyulkus", means "The Way of Defense" in the ancient language of the sect.
Astaroth is part of one of the Dreamcast's VMU mini-games, called "Cannon Dare". In it the player must shoot Astaroth
out of a cannon guessing which fuse is the correct.
There's a chance Keres can be related to Ker, the Agent of Death, who resides on Astaroth's body.
Astaroth's ending background is from Chronicles of the Sword's ending. There are even Grandall banners.
Astaroth is the youngest character in the Soul series. He's only seven years old.
Other than Voldo, Lizardman is the only character to not use the conventional roll in Tales of Souls to avoid Zasalamel's cog and the cage.
In Soul Calibur III Lizardman suffers from a glitch that doesn't allow him to close or move his mouth. The only instance in Soul Calibur III
in which his facial animation works is in Tales of Souls mode; fight Raphael and allow him to poison Lizardman in the event
cutscene. For the following round Lizardman will have full facial animation with tons more personality.
The Weapon Exhibition Lizardman got up until now are both short and in a joke tone. In Soul Calibur, his Weapon Exhibition consisted of him jumping from a column into the water. In Soul Calibur III, he moves his axe around, eventually cutting his own tail.
Lizardman has, oddly enough, never given a background music of his own. In Soul Calibur he shares Astaroth's theme, Bred from the Gap, and in Soul Calibur III he's given Hwang Seong-gyeong's Soul Calibur theme remixed, Beyond the Horizon.
In Soul Calibur II the Lizardmen has only 2 different costumes, though each one is given 3 different colors, making it 6 different costumes
(more than any other character, besides Assassin and Berserker).
There's a Calcos, Knight of Oblivion character in one of the dungeons of Soul Calibur II's Weapon Master Mode, but that's only a reference to Aeon Calcos, and not actually him.
In Soul Calibur III, the Soldier Lizardmen made a cameo appareance as one of the "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenges. Called "Lizardmen",
they come in a group of 20 individuals carrying Aeon Calcos' Joke Weapon, "Boned Meat". They also are extremelly weak, easily
killed by one or two attacks. They also appear in Lizardman's good ending where he becomes King of all the other Lizardmen.
If Hephaestus sent his chosen ones in order of the Greek Alphabet, then Lizardman would be the 14th men sent by him, since
Xi (the name of his sword) is the 14th letter in the Greek Alphabet.
Raphael Sorel is a left-handed swordfighter. The real Raphael, the famous artist of history, was also left-handed. Also, left-handed fencers are generally regarded to have an advantage
during bouts, as his/her right-handed opponent will commonly not be accustomed to facing a "mirror-imaged" adversary. (coincidentally,
the artist that Raphael gets his name from is also the same artist who Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
gets his name from)
It would seem that Raphael's Soul Calibur 3 story hints at him being not only a vampire, but also an inspiration from Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, what with his eventual settling in Wallachia.
Raphael's weapon is listed as the "English Sword Rapier". Historically this type of weapon never existed. The Rapier is
of Italian origin.
Raphael's stage's music, "Endless Warfare", has it's beginning exactly the same as the music played in Nina and Anna William's
endings in Tekken 5.
There was a rumour around the net about Raphael having a hidden move which makes him sucks his enemy's blood. This generated
from a video of the Wallsplat glitch on the game where Raphael was doing a move upside down. In reality the move he was performing
was the Mermet de Vec move, which gave the illusion of Raphael "biting" the neck of the opponent, so it was proven
a biting move didn't exist in his movelist.
Even though Raphael is evil his actions of wanting to protect Amy could be considered inspirational.
At least half of Raphael's weapons are designed almost exclusively for stabbing, including his signature rapier, Flambert.
In spite of this, the majority of his attacks are slashes. Furthermore, his fighting stance is exactly that of a sabreur.
Its believed Edge Master was the one who fought Olcadan to a draw. (This is supported by the fact that Olcadan notes that Kilik's moves are "similar to his". Edge Master
taught Kilik his style.)
Edge Master is capable of taking evil energy into his body and act as if he was contaminated by the Evil Seed. He does
it during his Soul Calibur ending and to train Kilik in his Soul Calibur III biography.
Its believed that Edge Master appears in Soul Calibur III as Shadow Master, a "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenge in Tales of Soul, who appears at the Proving Ground, Kilik's stage. He uses the Create-a-Fighter disciplines at random, and is all blacked out.
Ivy is both the oldest and tallest female character in the game. And her height of 5'10" makes her the equal 6th tallest
character, with Raphael and Cervantes, overall (only Astaroth, Voldo, Zasalamel, Lizardman and Revenant are known to be taller). Although Necrid and Spawn are also taller, they aren't accounted since they are more or less Guest Characters.
Ivy's strange weapon is based on the traditional Chinese seven-section staff, more commonly known as a "chain whip." This weapon was used largely by the Shaolin fighting monks of China's Shaolin Temple. The seven-section staff is just that;
a staff made up of seven metal sections connected with articulate links. This essentially forms a chain, and is used in a
very similar fashion to Ivy's sword in it's whip form. This is even more apparent in the Weapons Demonstration Theatre in
Soul Calibur 2. Unlike Ivy's sword/whip, the monks of Shaolin stored the seven-section staff in the beltlinks of their pants
for ready deployment in the case of confrontation.
Ivy's Joke Weapon, "Prototype Ivy Blade", is actually the first model of Ivy Blade she developed.
Necrid has no true weapon, instead he uses a transforming energy
called Maleficus. His attacks are mostly taken from the other characters in the game, along with a few unique combos
and his signature move, Void Cannon.
Necrid is probably the most hated character ever to be featured in Soul Calibur
for a multitude of reasons. The most often complaint is that Necrid is simply a mish-mash of other characters moves. Players
feel this gives him no real personality and makes the others feel less unique. He also is regarded to having an overall boring
design and a filler story. Some also claim that he was only put in as a deal to allow Spawn
to be used as a guest character in the game's Xbox
version. Necrid did not appear in Soul Calibur III
, which was a great relief among fans fearing the return of the "McFarlane Mistake
Link, alongside Spawn, was the first character in the Soul Series to use projectiles, in his case in the form of arrows,
bombs and a boomerang.
Some of Links moves are borrowed from his games, like the Spin Attack.
In the game, Link has access to a variety of weapons taken from several games in the Zelda series, including the
Biggoron Sword, Cane of Byrna, Megaton Hammer, the Magic Sword and Shield from the original The Legend of Zelda, and even the bug-catching net from A Link To The Past.
Instead of having the standard 2 costumes like every other character, Link has 4 different costumes, though each one is
only his standard costume (green) colored red, blue and violet.
Link's classic theme from Zelda was used in his profile viewer and Destined Battle theme. It was also played if Link was
used in a certain level.
Although not mentioned in his profile, Heihachi has more family: His father Jinpachi Mishima, his son Kazuya Mishima and
his grandson Jin Kazama. Lee Chaolan is his foster son, though he dismissed him.
Since the Tekken series happpens in the future of the Soul Calibur series Heihachi is the guest character who has the
biggest chance to be canon.
If Heihachi is canon it would mean at least one piece of Soul Edge survived into the Tekken storyline, but even if it
is canon it is unlikely Soul Edge will ever affect the Tekken storyline.
In the game, Spawn's trademark cape is said to have assumed the form of an axe
, most likely for the real-world reason of avoiding rendering complexities.
Not too liked in the Soul Calibur Community, maybe it could be because he doesn't fit the time and atmosphere of the story.
Spawn was, with Link, the first character in the Soul Series to had projectile attacks. He can also levitate.
"Eyewitness accounts have confirmed two forms of the creature, but there is no evidence to prove that there is more than
one creature roaming the world". This was stated in Charade's profile in the Soul Archive website.
In Soul Calibur III Charade appears as a "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenge in the Valentine Mansion, Ivy's stage. The battle itself is a three-round survival, where the player first battles Charade using the Wave Sword discipline,
then only its legs using the Grieve Edge discipline and at last its eye, which doesn't have a weapon discipline, it simply
tackles at you and uses a laser.
Charade, in its three forms in Soul Calibur III, is capable of attacking firing a laser from it's eye.
Since Charade was born of fragments of Soul Edge it is possible he is a servent to Nightmare.
The third battle of Charade in Valentine Mission at Soul Calibur III,the movement is based on Cassandra's Moves(Which
the weapon isn't visible).
Tira suffers from bipolar disorder, which is proven by her sudden mood swings from extremely happy to downright foul. Even the slightest trigger would cause
her to become either depressed, or manic. In fact, she has two different sets of phrases (excluding the damage/attack grunts
and death cry), that can be switched back and forth by taunting (which she has two of as well) or getting hit. (she's just
like my uncle!)
She's one of six characters in the game who uses Soul Edge as her ultimate weapon (the other five are Nightmare, Astaroth, Cervantes, Lizardman, and Mitsurugi).
It seems Tira was the one mentioned in Yoshimitsu's storyline as the person who had slaughtered his ninjas and taken the Soul Edge shard, as Yoshimitsu says in both character's
Tale of Souls event, "My clan members cry out for vengence!" (Although this could be a referance to the single member of his
clan she killed at the chapel.)
Her ring blade is dull on the inside and sharp on the outside, which allows her to hold it and swing it around.
Amy only appeared in Soul Calibur II during the intro video.
Amy is made using original (not unlockable) parts from Character Creation; she even has her own body build and voice actor
(even if it is one word and various grunts made when she is hit). However, she does have her own attack grunts and phrases,
since Lynette, the shop keeper, shares the same voice. This brought some fans to believe that she will return in the next
installment as a standard character with her own lines, attacks, and possibly a story. (As in a Tales of Souls story.)
It has been confirmed that Amy will appear as a standard character along with Hwang and Li Long in the arcade version of Soul Calibur III, "Soul Calibur III: Arcade Edition". Its confirmed she'll appear using an original
Amy's discipline, "Rapier" is one of the few custom disciplines to have a taunt.
Some fans also speculate that Amy is in love with Raphael, much like Setsuka was with her deceased master. This theory
has been spawned from the line in Raphael's bio that states, "and the taciturn girl who watched him leave betrayed no hint
of what lay hidden in her heart.". She also refers to him as handsome in her own biography and sets out to protect everything
he has done for her.
Amy's only line in the game is "Amy," which she says in Raphael's 1st ending, and in the loading screen before battle.
Amy's alignment is rather difficult to figure out. On one hand she seems to support what Raphael is doing. However in
Raphael's bad ending she doesn't seem angry with what Kilik did, however it may be that she is forlorn and only wishes for
Raphael to return home.
In Raphael's ending when you don't do the commands, Amy is purified by Kilik and Raphael is consumed by evil, but when
you do, so the commands, both Amy and Raphael are consumed by evil.
In Soul Edge/Blade, Inferno was called SoulEdge.
Inferno is the final opponent in Soul Edge/Blade, Soul Calibur and Soul Calibur II. He's only playable in Soul Edge/Blade and Soul Calibur. He is accessible using Action Replay Max, but only in Time Attack mode.
Inferno's appearance has always changed: In Soul Edge/Blade he was a skull-faced fire entity with Cervantes' jacket, gloves and boots (This form was defeated by Seigfreid). In Soul Calibur it was just a head, arms and legs connected by fire; but when a player choose it Inferno looked like a transparent man with
fire inside it (This form was defeated by Xhiangha). In Soul Calibur II it seemed to have an organic body and head, and showed Soul Calibur sealed inside it (This form didn't appear storyline wise).
Inferno in Soul Calibur II has only 1 round, and it changes styles after losing one-third of its lifebar. Also each hit it receives releases some flames
out of its body.
Inferno in Soul Calibur cannot use Lizardman's style. In Soul Calibur II it cannot use Assassin, Berserker, Necrid or the guest characters' styles.
The moves exclusive of Inferno are marked in its movelist with a red ghost, an homage to Pac-Man.
In Soul Calibur III it is believed that Inferno, or a part of it, is the new Nightmare. He is also believed to only be a temporary host (Tira
is looking for a new one).
Abyss is not the true final boss of Soul Calibur III (Night Terror is) but is like one, as he is the last battle in Tales of Souls if the player has not followed the Night
Terror route or if the player follows the Night Terror route, but loses before fighting Olcadan.
Abyss is a normal unlockable character, but he doesn't have a Tales of Souls history.
Abyss' Weapon Exhibition is the same as Zasalamel's, but set on his stage instead.
Abyss doesn't have a second costume; instead his first outfit appears recolored.
Abyss presents the same gold eye that Zasalamel has. His other eye is missing.
He's one of the few character with a projectile attack. He has two: one where he charges a sphere of energy in his hand,
then release it; and one where he uses his scythe as projectile.
Irkalla is also Zasalamel's Ultimate Weapon, but Abyss' version doesn't give him any special abilities.
Zasalamel is the only character in the game to face Abyss in the Chaos - Spiritual Realm stage (Night Terror's Stage) at the end of his Tale of Souls story.
Certain characters will get to use Soul Edge or Soul Calibur for the battle against Abyss
Night Terror is the true final boss of Soul Calibur III, not Abyss, and can only be reached following certain conditions in Tales of Souls: one must follow a certain path (unique
for each character) and not lose a single fight up until Olcadan's "Prepare to Defend Yourself" battle. Also, the player cannot
Ring Out the 5th opponent, or the path to Olcadan would never appear.
When fighting Night Terror in Tales of Souls, characters that have Soul Calibur or Soul Edge for an ultimate weapon are
not given it to fight with as they are when they fight Abyss.
Night Terror cannot be unlocked normally in the game, only through use of a cheating device. Without one of those, he
can't be used. Upon defeating him in Tales of Souls, only his profile is unlocked. It appears in the Profile Viewer, where
the "Random" box is normally found.
Night Terror is a bigger version of Nightmare, with some extremelly powerful moves and a pair of fiery wings (which may
prove it and Inferno are one in the same).
Oddly enough, Night Terror's wings are shown as part of his weapon in Soul Archive.
Thanks to Night Terror's wings, he cannot be ringed out. If that occurs, an animation will begin showing how Night Terror
flies his way back to the ring. Then the battle resumes, with the characters' positions being reset.
Night Terror can also be seen in Nightmare's alternative ending, where if the screen command is fullfilled, Nightmare
transforms into Night Terror. (Which is considered an easier way to see Night Terror.) He also has a Soul Arena Mission of
his own: "Final Battle".
Night Terror is not Nightmare's true identity, though it could be argued that it is a part of Soul Edge's consciousness.
Night Terror does not represent Soul Edge as it was at its creation, nor does it represent a physical manisfestation of Soul
Edge as the weapon it uses is Soul Edge.) but is simply the new entity created by completely merging Soul Edge and Soul Calibur.
Until the next installment of the series is released, Night Terror's existence on canon is unknown.
Night Terror's form of Soul Edge (Complete) is far different from any other form of Soul Edge seen previously,
as it is neither red, nor does it have an eye on it - compared to Nightmare's Soul Edge (Complete) (SC2) which was burnt orange and covered with eyes.
It is possible that this is Nightmare when he has reached his full potential.
Night Terror is considered to be a "cheap" character. He cannot be ringed out, he has an energy beam attack
that can only be avoided by running towards him, and he has a tremor attack that cannot be avoided or blocked.