History Characters / SoulEdge

14th Jun '16 6:34:31 PM WillKeaton
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* BlindWeaponmaster

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* BlindWeaponmasterBlindWeaponmaster: He's spent so many years in the dark protecting his master's fortune that he's gone blind. Also insane.
14th Jun '16 5:08:32 PM WillKeaton
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* BlindWeaponmaster
8th Jun '16 8:14:47 PM Arawn999
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* {{Badass}}: A consistently powerful fighter who is noted to have a great fighting prowess in-universe. In ''III'', it is noted that he defeated several enemies of the Murakami navy with his sword and was a key part of their victory.
** BadassBeard: Since ''SC''.
** BadassBoast: "You will be a stain on my sword." Another notable one is "Not even the king of hell could stand against my blade."
** And these aren't his most badass boasts.
** BadassLongRobe: Some incarnations of him sport them.
** BadassNormal: Mitsurugi, so far as we can tell, has no special powers and no connection to either spirit sword. The katana he uses is perfectly ordinary metal. He's made up for this by being so skilled entire armies of normal men, including ''ones with guns'' can't beat him, and he's considered a worthy adversary to blatantly supernatural fighters like Nightmare, Olcadan (who ''killed a god's messenger''), and even Algol, a man so {{Badass}} Soul Edge has no power over him. In the 17-year time gap between ''IV'' and ''V'', he gave up fighting because anything less than a god-king just wasn't enough of a challenge anymore.

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* {{Badass}}: A consistently powerful fighter who is noted to have a great fighting prowess in-universe. In ''III'', it is noted that he defeated several enemies of the Murakami navy with his sword and was a key part of their victory.
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BadassBeard: Since ''SC''.
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''SC'' he has sported facial hair.
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BadassBoast: "You will be a stain on my sword." Another notable one is "Not even the king of hell could stand against my blade."
**
" And these aren't his most badass boasts.
** * BadassLongRobe: Some incarnations iterations of him sport them.
** * BadassNormal: Mitsurugi, so far as we can tell, has no special powers and no connection to either spirit sword. The katana he uses is perfectly ordinary metal. He's made up for this by being so skilled entire armies of normal men, including ''ones with guns'' can't beat him, and he's considered a worthy adversary to blatantly supernatural fighters like Nightmare, Olcadan (who ''killed a god's messenger''), and even Algol, a man so {{Badass}} Soul Edge has no power over him. He is consistently powerful fighter who is noted to have a great fighting prowess in-universe. In ''III'', it is noted that he defeated several enemies of the Murakami navy with his sword and was a key part of their victory. In the 17-year time gap between ''IV'' and ''V'', he gave up fighting because anything less than a god-king just wasn't enough of a challenge anymore.



* DuelToTheDeath: All challenges are this for both Mitsurugi and those he challenges.
** Except for Setsuka, apparently.

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* DuelToTheDeath: All challenges are this for both Mitsurugi and those he challenges.
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challenges. Except for Setsuka, apparently.



* {{Samurai}}: In appearance.
** SamuraiPonytail: Mitsurugi has the second, wilder type of hair.

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* {{Samurai}}: In appearance. He's technically a ronin.
** * SamuraiPonytail: Mitsurugi has the second, wilder type of hair.



* WorthyOpponent: He considers Taki his only worthy rival during ''SCII/III'' after having a few unfinished encounters with her. In ''SCIV'', he considers himself so strong, only Nightmare can fill that spot. As of ''SCV'', he seems to have some unfinished business with Algol.

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* WorthyOpponent: WorthyOpponent:
**
He considers Taki his only worthy rival during ''SCII/III'' ''[=SCII/III=]'' after having a few unfinished encounters with her. In ''SCIV'', he considers himself so strong, only Nightmare can fill that spot. As of ''SCV'', he seems to have some unfinished business with Algol.



* {{Badass}}: She went toe-to-toe with Cervantes while he was under Soul Edge's complete influence and cut him down.

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* %%* {{Badass}}: She went toe-to-toe with Cervantes while he was under Soul Edge's complete influence and cut him down.



* [[KatanasAreJustBetter Kodachi Are Just Better]]: She wields a pair of ninja swords.

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* [[KatanasAreJustBetter Kodachi Are Just Better]]: KatanasAreJustBetter: She wields a pair of ninja swords.



* {{Ninja}}: She is a member of a demon-slaying clan of ninja...
** HighlyVisibleNinja: ... who wears skintight clothes.

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* {{Ninja}}: She is a member of a demon-slaying clan of ninja...
** HighlyVisibleNinja: ...
ninja... [[HighlyVisibleNinja ... who wears skintight clothes.clothes]].



* PutOnABus: It has been said that she'll return "Eventually", meaning she might return in a future installment.
** TheBusCameBack: She returns in ''Lost Swords''.

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* PutOnABus: It has been said that she'll return "Eventually", "eventually", meaning she might return in a future installment.
** TheBusCameBack:
installment. [[TheBusCameBack She returns returns]] in ''Lost Swords''.Swords'', though the canonicity of the game is questionable.



-> The actual protagonist of the series. The son of a knight of the HolyRomanEmpire, when [[DisappearedDad his father was sent into a foreign expedition]] Siegfried fell into bad company and formed a gang of bandits, the Schwarzwind. During a raid against a group of cowardly knights that ran away, he murdered his father by accident. The horror of what he'd done drove him insane, and he convinced himself that someone else had done it, deciding to seek Soul Edge to take revenge. After traversing Europe, he fights the possessed corpse of Cervantes de Leon and obtains Soul Edge, but becomes its new host and is transformed into Nightmare.

-> He regains his sanity shortly after Nightmare was defeated by Kilik and Xianghua, but is unable to keep the sword under control and falls again into its clutches. He is finally freed from Soul Edge's control by Raphael, sealing Soul Edge using Soul Calibur, and during ''III'', he seeks a way to destroy Soul Edge for good. He eventually finds a means to do so in Soul Calibur, which bonds to him in ''IV'' in order to save his life from a fatal injury. In ''IV'', he's out to get Nightmare, while [[LeaveMeAlone shunning all those who try to help him]] in an attempt to avoid [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies any more victims]]. Using Soul Calibur, Siegfried defeats Nightmare and sends Soul Edge back to Astral Chaos.

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-> The actual protagonist of the series. The son of a knight of the HolyRomanEmpire, when [[DisappearedDad his father was sent into a foreign expedition]] Siegfried fell into bad company and formed a gang of bandits, the Schwarzwind. During a raid against a group of cowardly knights that ran away, away he murdered his own father by accident. The horror of what he'd done drove him insane, and he convinced himself that someone else had done it, deciding to seek Soul Edge to take revenge. After traversing Europe, he fights fought the possessed corpse of Cervantes de Leon and obtains obtained Soul Edge, but becomes became its new host and is was transformed into Nightmare.

-> He regains regained his sanity shortly after Nightmare was defeated by Kilik and Xianghua, but is was unable to keep the sword under control and falls again fell into its clutches. He is was finally freed from Soul Edge's control by Raphael, sealing Soul Edge using Soul Calibur, and during ''III'', he seeks sought a way to destroy Soul Edge for good. He eventually finds found a means to do so in Soul Calibur, which bonds bonded to him in ''IV'' in order to save his life from a fatal injury. injury sustained in a duel with Nightmare. In ''IV'', he's he was out to get Nightmare, while [[LeaveMeAlone shunning all those who try to help him]] in an attempt to avoid [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies any more victims]]. Using Soul Calibur, Siegfried defeats defeated Nightmare and sends sent Soul Edge back to Astral Chaos.



* BadassBoast[=/=]BadassCreed: Has quite a lot of these. Too many to list.

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* BadassBoast[=/=]BadassCreed: BadassBoast: Has quite a lot of these. Too many to list.



* BadassCrew: His group Schwarzwind ([[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110804203225/soulcalibur/images/5/51/Soul-calibur-siegfried-with-schwarzwind.jpg first]] [[http://images.wikia.com/soulcalibur/images/a/a5/Soul-calibur-siegfried-with-schwarzwind-2.jpg seen]] in Siegfried's ending from ''Soulcalibur'' as what would appear to be a miniature BadassArmy) has slowly grown into this, thanks to Siegfried's reforms post-''IV''. By the time of ''V'', [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110804131710/soulcalibur/images/5/5c/296537769.jpg they're now]] [[HiredGuns a band of noble mercenaries]], a far cry from their original status as a band of thieves. They've also gained a traveling companion in Hilde, who is tagging along with them after the disappearance of her father and the fall of Wolfkrone, as well as enlisting Z.W.E.I and Viola into their ranks.
* BarbarianLongHair: He's at his most barbaric as his Nightmare player 2 costume, dubbed by the fans [[FanNickName Siegmare]]. But as himself, he looks like this in IV.

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* BadassCrew: His group mercenary group, the Schwarzwind ([[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110804203225/soulcalibur/images/5/51/Soul-calibur-siegfried-with-schwarzwind.jpg first]] [[http://images.wikia.com/soulcalibur/images/a/a5/Soul-calibur-siegfried-with-schwarzwind-2.jpg seen]] in Siegfried's ending from ''Soulcalibur'' as what would appear to be a miniature BadassArmy) has slowly grown into this, thanks to Siegfried's reforms post-''IV''. By the time of ''V'', [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110804131710/soulcalibur/images/5/5c/296537769.jpg they're now]] [[HiredGuns a band of noble mercenaries]], a far cry from their original status as a band of thieves. They've also gained a traveling companion in Hilde, who is tagging along with them after the disappearance of her father and the fall of Wolfkrone, as well as enlisting Z.W.E.I and Viola into their ranks.
* BarbarianLongHair: He's at his most barbaric as his Nightmare player 2 costume, dubbed by the fans [[FanNickName Siegmare]]. But as Siegmare]] by the fans. As himself, he looks like this in IV.



* {{BFS}}: His WeaponOfChoice.
* BlackKnight: His alternative ''Soulcalibur'' outfit is a black armor, and Requiem is golden.

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* {{BFS}}: His WeaponOfChoice.
WeaponOfChoice are massive two-handed swords.
* BlackKnight: His alternative ''Soulcalibur'' outfit is a black armor, and Requiem is golden.golden. His armor in ''V'' is also black.



* ActionGirl[=/=]MamaBear: Since ''Soulcalibur II''. [[spoiler:Her MamaBear-ness gets taken to the cruelest extreme in ''IV'' when her daughter Pyrrha is kidnapped by Tira and infected by Soul Edge. Basically either she has to kill Soul Edge's enemies or watch her daughter die.]]
* [[ActionGirlfriend Action Wife]]: She's the one who took on the battlefield, not her husband [[TheBlacksmith Rothion]].

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* ActionGirl[=/=]MamaBear: ActionGirl: Since ''Soulcalibur II''. [[spoiler:Her MamaBear-ness gets taken to the cruelest extreme in ''IV'' when her daughter Pyrrha is kidnapped by Tira and infected by Soul Edge. Basically either she has to kill Soul Edge's enemies or watch her daughter die.]]
* [[ActionGirlfriend Action Wife]]: ActionGirlfriend: She's the one who took on the battlefield, not her husband [[TheBlacksmith Rothion]].



* IntercontinuityCrossover: She is [[GuestFighter set to appear in]] ''WarriorsOrochi 3 Ultimate'' with Soul Edge's and Soul Calibur's xiphos and shield forms as special weapons.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: She is [[GuestFighter set to appear appears in]] ''WarriorsOrochi ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi 3 Ultimate'' with Soul Edge's and Soul Calibur's xiphos and shield forms as special weapons.



* SuperPowerfulGenetics: Sophitia's children inherited the evil energy of Soul Edge, which infiltrated her body through the wounds on her fight with Cervantes.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Of Nightmare's gang in ''IV''. As said above, she's none too thrilled about her FaceHeelTurn, but ''has'' to fight for the sake of her children.

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* SuperPowerfulGenetics: Sophitia's children inherited the evil energy of Soul Edge, which infiltrated her body through the wounds on from her fight with Cervantes.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Of Nightmare's Malfested gang in ''IV''. As said above, she's none too thrilled about her FaceHeelTurn, but ''has'' to fight for the sake of her children.



* [[TragicVillain Tragic Heroine]]: Tira blackmails her into helping Nightmare in ''SC IV'', by holding Pyrrha hostage, leaving Sophitia no choice but to defend the Evil Sword from her friends; including her sister, Cassandra.

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* [[TragicVillain Tragic Heroine]]: TragicVillain: Tira blackmails her into helping Nightmare in ''SC IV'', by holding Pyrrha hostage, leaving Sophitia no choice but to defend the Evil Sword from her friends; including her sister, Cassandra.
20th May '16 7:14:40 PM Arawn999
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* {{Badass}}: At the mere age of 16 and wielding a heavy blade, he defeated a physical manifestation of a powerful evil sword.

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* %%* {{Badass}}: At the mere age of 16 and wielding a heavy blade, he defeated a physical manifestation of a powerful evil sword.



* {{BFS}}: His WeaponOfChoice.



* BladeAcrossTheShoulder: Some of his victory poses have him pose with his blade across his shoulder.



* ConfusionFu: In spite of wielding a weapon typically associated with mindless HackAndSlash, wields his zweihander with a variety of stance mixups designed to bait his opponent into making a mistake.

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* ConfusionFu: In spite of wielding a weapon typically associated with mindless HackAndSlash, he wields his zweihander with a variety of stance mixups designed to bait his opponent into making a mistake.



* OneHandedZweihander: Some attacks and winposes have him wielding the weapon with one hand.



* SelfMadeOrphan and TraumaInducedAmnesia: Siegfried decapitated his father under influence from his gang of thieves, but [[TheKillerInMe convinced himself someone else had done it and sought Soul Edge to take revenge]].

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* SelfMadeOrphan and TraumaInducedAmnesia: SelfMadeOrphan: Siegfried decapitated his father under influence from his gang of thieves, but developed TraumaInducedAmnesia and [[TheKillerInMe convinced himself someone else had done it and sought Soul Edge to take revenge]].



* StabTheSky: Another winpose of his.



** {{BFS}}: His WeaponOfChoice.
** BladeAcrossTheShoulder: Some of his victory poses.
** OneHandedZweihander: Some attacks and winposes have him wielding the weapon with one hand.
** StabTheSky: Another winpose of his.
** SwordDrag: One of his pre-fight intros.
** SwordPointing: Before fighting him at the Lost Cathedral in ''III'', he does this.

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** {{BFS}}: His WeaponOfChoice.
** BladeAcrossTheShoulder: Some of his victory poses.
** OneHandedZweihander: Some attacks and winposes have him wielding the weapon with one hand.
** StabTheSky: Another winpose of his.
**
* SwordDrag: One of his pre-fight intros.
** * SwordPointing: Before fighting him at the Lost Cathedral in ''III'', he does this.



* VillainProtagonist: Between ''Soul Edge'' and ''Soulcalibur II'', Siegfried was little more than a serial killer obsessed with obtaining Soul Edge, and subsequently became Nightmare.



* {{Badass}}: Wins most fights he's in. It took sort of a combined effort between Sophitia and Taki to finally defeat him. Also, he nearly defeated Ivy and defeated the original Yoshimitsu.
** BadassBeard: In ''III'' and ''IV'', he boasts an impressive beard for a zombie.
** BadassLongcoat: It gradually becomes a badass ''vest'' over the course of the series.
** BadassMustache: Sports one in each of his appearances.
** BadassNormal: In ''V'', he's resurrected into a living body.
* BigBad: Of the prequel, ''Soul Edge'', and an unlockable character in every game in the series.

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* %%* {{Badass}}: Wins most fights he's in. It took sort of a combined effort between Sophitia and Taki to finally defeat him. Also, he nearly defeated Ivy and defeated the original Yoshimitsu.
** * BadassBeard: In ''III'' and ''IV'', he boasts an impressive beard for a zombie.
** * BadassLongcoat: It gradually becomes a badass ''vest'' over the course of the series.
** * BadassMustache: Sports one in each of his appearances.
** * BadassNormal: In ''V'', he's resurrected into a living body.
* BigBad: Of the prequel, ''Soul Edge'', and an unlockable character in every game in the series.



* GhostPirate: He's killed by Sophita and Taki and resurrected by Soul Edge as a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ghost Zombie Pirate]]... with a gun and [[AGodAmI delusions of godhood]].



* [[MustHaveNicotine Must Have Soul Edge]]: Cervantes' obssession with Soul Edge is likened to an addict having a relapse. After recovering his memories, he craved to find the sword again, even though he remembered quite well how it manipulated him.
** GoingColdTurkey: At the end of ''IV'', he is sucked into a vortex along with Soul Edge, but somehow fights his way out of the void known as Astral Chaos, becomes human again, and realizes his hunt for Soul Edge wasn't worth it anymore because it led him astray from his true goal -- becoming the most dreaded pirate in the Seven Seas.

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* [[MustHaveNicotine Must Have Soul Edge]]: MustHaveNicotine: Cervantes' obssession with Soul Edge is likened to an addict having a relapse. After recovering his memories, he craved to find the sword again, even though he remembered quite well how it manipulated him.
** * GoingColdTurkey: At the end of ''IV'', he is sucked into a vortex along with Soul Edge, but somehow fights his way out of the void known as Astral Chaos, becomes human again, and realizes his hunt for Soul Edge wasn't worth it anymore because it led him astray from his true goal -- becoming the most dreaded pirate in the Seven Seas.



* OutOfContinues: His immortal life is maintained by Soul Edge's influence. Without it, his body would start to rot away and he'd be DeaderThanDead.
** Apparently he's capable of body-hopping, as his bio for ''Soulcalibur V'' states that he is now inhabiting a new body. What, exactly, happened that let him do this is unclear.

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* OutOfContinues: His immortal life is maintained by Soul Edge's influence. Without it, his body would start to rot away and he'd be DeaderThanDead.
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DeaderThanDead. Apparently he's capable of body-hopping, as his bio for ''Soulcalibur V'' states that he is now inhabiting a new body. What, exactly, happened that let him do this is unclear.



** APirate400YearsTooLate: Inverted; Cervantes looks as though he comes straight out of the Golden Age of Piracy, but bear in mind that the Soul series takes place during the ''late Renaissance.'' He's a pirate 150 years too early!
** GhostPirate: He's killed by Sophita and Taki and resurrected by Soul Edge.
*** [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ghost Zombie Pirate]]... with a gun and [[AGodAmI delusions of godhood]].
** TalkLikeAPirate: Developed a nautical tone in his speech in ''III'' somewhat, but had some shades of this in other games as well.

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** * APirate400YearsTooLate: Inverted; Cervantes looks as though he comes straight out of the Golden Age of Piracy, but bear in mind that the Soul series takes place during the ''late Renaissance.'' He's a pirate 150 years too early!
** GhostPirate: He's killed by Sophita and Taki and resurrected by Soul Edge.
*** [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ghost Zombie Pirate]]... with a gun and [[AGodAmI delusions of godhood]].
** TalkLikeAPirate: Developed a nautical tone in his speech in ''III'' somewhat, but had some shades of this in other games as well.
early!


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* TalkLikeAPirate: Developed a nautical tone in his speech in ''III'' somewhat, but had some shades of this in other games as well.
20th May '16 4:07:40 PM Berrenta
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Between ''Soul Edge'' and ''Soulcalibur II'', Siegfried was little more than a serial killer obsessed with obtaining Soul Edge, and subsequently became Nightmare.
29th Apr '16 2:37:57 PM Totema
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** APirate400YearsTooEarly: Inverted; Cervantes looks as though he comes straight out of the Golden Age of Piracy, but bear in mind that the Soul series takes place during the ''late Renaissance.'' He's a pirate 150 years too early!

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** APirate400YearsTooEarly: APirate400YearsTooLate: Inverted; Cervantes looks as though he comes straight out of the Golden Age of Piracy, but bear in mind that the Soul series takes place during the ''late Renaissance.'' He's a pirate 150 years too early!
29th Apr '16 2:36:01 PM Totema
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** APirate400YearsTooEarly: Inverted; Cervantes looks as though he comes straight out of the Golden Age of Piracy, but bear in mind that the Soul series takes place during the ''late Renaissance.'' He's a pirate 150 years too early!
16th Apr '16 5:12:33 PM Luigifan
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-> Mitsurugi is usually the [[StreetFighter Ryu]] of the games - a well-balanced character with no glaring strengths or weaknesses. His katana strikes have great range, speed, and priority. Many of his attacks can also track the opponent's movements, making him difficult to guard against effectively at times. He can also switch styles between holding his sword at his shoulders, or using Iaido (only the shoulder stance remains in 5, however).

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-> Mitsurugi is usually the [[StreetFighter Ryu]] of the games - -- [[JackOfAllStats a well-balanced character with no glaring strengths or weaknesses. weaknesses.]] His katana strikes have great range, speed, and priority. Many of his attacks can also track the opponent's movements, making him difficult to guard against effectively at times. He can also switch styles between holding his sword at his shoulders, or using Iaido (only the shoulder stance remains in 5, however).



* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: His input ending in ''III''. Either way, he comes into town looking for people to fight but sees a man grabbing a woman and holding a knife. In the input ending, Mitsurugi kills the man and frees the woman.

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: His input ending in ''III''. Either way, he comes into town looking for people to fight fight, but sees a man grabbing a woman and holding a knife. In the input ending, Mitsurugi kills the man and frees the woman.



* BloodKnight: So much that he gave up his life of a farmer in ''V'' just that he could fight Algol.

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* BloodKnight: So much that he gave up his life of a farmer in ''V'' just that so he could fight Algol.



* PerpetualPoverty: In the early games, he has to make ends meet during travels by working as a mercenary. Which was a bit troublesome given he's the only one who faces language barriers. In ''SCV'', he ended up becoming a farmer when Japan had no use for ronin and samurai, just to make ends meet.

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* PerpetualPoverty: In the early games, he has to make ends meet during travels by working as a mercenary. Which was a bit troublesome troublesome, given he's the only one who faces language barriers. In ''SCV'', he ended up becoming a farmer when Japan had no use for ronin and samurai, just to make ends meet.



* WorthyOpponent: He considers Taki his only worthy rival during ''SCII/III'' after having a few unfinished encounters with her. In ''SCIV'' he considers himself so strong, only Nightmare can fill that spot. As of ''SCV'', he seems to have some unfinished business with Algol.

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* WorthyOpponent: He considers Taki his only worthy rival during ''SCII/III'' after having a few unfinished encounters with her. In ''SCIV'' ''SCIV'', he considers himself so strong, only Nightmare can fill that spot. As of ''SCV'', he seems to have some unfinished business with Algol.



-> In ''Soulcalibur II'', the ninjas against her try to ambush her, and she realizes Toki's now after Soul Edge. Realizing the dangers allowing of a man like Toki to claim it, she travels back to face him, which she does successfully in ''III''. In ''IV'' she realizes that Soul Calibur is as dangerous as Soul Edge (even if it is totally opposite in nature) from the battle between Siegfried and Nightmare, and resolves to destroy Soul Calibur as well -- [[DarkerAndEdgier by any means necessary]].

-> During the time skip she finds an apprentice in Natsu, who succeeds Taki's position in ''V'', while Taki herself has gone missing, having yet to return from a journey westward, a journey she took after hearing a rumor Toki had returned from the dead. Natsu sets out to look for her.

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-> In ''Soulcalibur II'', the ninjas against her try to ambush her, and she realizes Toki's now after Soul Edge. Realizing the dangers of allowing of a man like Toki to claim it, she travels back to face him, which she does successfully in ''III''. In ''IV'' ''IV'', she realizes that Soul Calibur is as dangerous as Soul Edge (even if it is totally opposite in nature) from the battle between Siegfried and Nightmare, and resolves to destroy Soul Calibur as well -- [[DarkerAndEdgier by any means necessary]].

-> During the time skip skip, she finds an apprentice in Natsu, who succeeds Taki's position in ''V'', while Taki herself has gone missing, having yet to return from a journey westward, a journey she took after hearing a rumor Toki had returned from the dead. Natsu sets out to look for her.



* ArchEnemy: Taki's is her father-figure and EvilMentor Toki after his was corrupted by Mekkimaru.

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* ArchEnemy: Taki's is her father-figure and EvilMentor Toki after his he was corrupted by Mekkimaru.



** [[spoiler: She didn't treat all of them. One of the shards was lodged near Sophitia's heart in a way that removing it would absolutely kill her without fail. This becomes a plot point later in ''V'']]

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** [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She didn't treat all of them. One of the shards was lodged near Sophitia's heart in a way that removing it would absolutely kill her without fail. This becomes a plot point later in ''V'']]''V''.]]



** With the [[PaintedOnPants skintight]] [[FanService ninja outfit]], she gained the FanNickname "Lift and Seperate" Taki

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** With the [[PaintedOnPants skintight]] [[FanService ninja outfit]], she gained the FanNickname "Lift and Seperate" TakiTaki.



* ChekhovsGun: Mekkimaru in ''Soul Edge'' is a mere extra weapon with little story relevance. Come ''Soulcalibur'' it became Taki's second main weapon and the focal point of her whole story up until ''Soulcalibur III''.

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* ChekhovsGun: Mekkimaru in ''Soul Edge'' is a mere extra weapon with little story relevance. Come ''Soulcalibur'' ''Soulcalibur'', it became Taki's second main weapon and the focal point of her whole story up until ''Soulcalibur III''.



* ICallItVera: Rekkimaru is her favorite out of all the weapons [[TheBlacksmith she forged]], and has a special attaching to it.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: Is a character in Namco x Capcom and [[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Gate Spiral Chaos]]

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* ICallItVera: Rekkimaru is her favorite out of all the weapons [[TheBlacksmith she forged]], and she has a special attaching attachment to it.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: Is a character in Namco x Capcom and [[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Gate Spiral Chaos]]Chaos]].



* MsFanservice: She wears a skintight catsuit and tied for third-largest bust size in the series.

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* MsFanservice: She wears a skintight catsuit and is tied for third-largest bust size in the series.



* PutOnABus: It has been said that she'll return "Eventually" meaning she might return in a future installment.

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* PutOnABus: It has been said that she'll return "Eventually" "Eventually", meaning she might return in a future installment.



* StatuesqueStunner: Borderline. At 5'7", she just misses the mark. However, being that she's ''Japanese'' (which for women average at 5' to 5'2" or even shorter, especially back in the 1500s), and that she's the second tallest female character behind Ivy, she definitely fits here.

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* StatuesqueStunner: Borderline. At 5'7", she just misses the mark. However, being that she's ''Japanese'' (which for women average at 5' to 5'2" or even shorter, especially back in the 1500s), and that she's the second tallest second-tallest female character behind Ivy, she definitely fits here.



-> The actual protagonist of the series. The son of a knight of the HolyRomanEmpire, when [[DisappearedDad his father was sent into a foreign expedition]] Siegfried fell into bad company and formed a gang of bandits, the Schwarzwind. During a raid against a group of cowardly knights that ran away, he murdered his father by accident. The horror go what he'd done drove him insane and he convinced himself that someone else had done it, deciding to seek Soul Edge to take revenge. After traversing Europe, he fights the possessed corpse of Cervantes de Leon and obtains Soul Edge, but becomes its new host and is transformed into Nightmare.

-> He regains his sanity shortly after Nightmare was defeated by Kilik and Xianghua, but is unable to keep the sword under control and falls again into its clutches. He is finally freed from Soul Edge's control by Raphael, sealing Soul Edge using Soul Calibur, and during ''III'' he seeks a way to destroy Soul Edge for good. He eventually finds a means to do so in Soul Calibur, which bonds to him in ''IV'' in order to save his life from a fatal injury. In ''IV'', he's out to get Nightmare, while [[LeaveMeAlone shunning all those who try to help him]] in an attempt to avoid [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies any more victims]]. Using Soul Calibur, Siegfried defeats Nightmare and sends Soul Edge back to Astral Chaos.

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-> The actual protagonist of the series. The son of a knight of the HolyRomanEmpire, when [[DisappearedDad his father was sent into a foreign expedition]] Siegfried fell into bad company and formed a gang of bandits, the Schwarzwind. During a raid against a group of cowardly knights that ran away, he murdered his father by accident. The horror go of what he'd done drove him insane insane, and he convinced himself that someone else had done it, deciding to seek Soul Edge to take revenge. After traversing Europe, he fights the possessed corpse of Cervantes de Leon and obtains Soul Edge, but becomes its new host and is transformed into Nightmare.

-> He regains his sanity shortly after Nightmare was defeated by Kilik and Xianghua, but is unable to keep the sword under control and falls again into its clutches. He is finally freed from Soul Edge's control by Raphael, sealing Soul Edge using Soul Calibur, and during ''III'' ''III'', he seeks a way to destroy Soul Edge for good. He eventually finds a means to do so in Soul Calibur, which bonds to him in ''IV'' in order to save his life from a fatal injury. In ''IV'', he's out to get Nightmare, while [[LeaveMeAlone shunning all those who try to help him]] in an attempt to avoid [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies any more victims]]. Using Soul Calibur, Siegfried defeats Nightmare and sends Soul Edge back to Astral Chaos.



* BlackKnight: His alternative Soulcalibur Outfit is a black armor, and Requiem is golden.

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* BlackKnight: His alternative Soulcalibur Outfit ''Soulcalibur'' outfit is a black armor, and Requiem is golden.



* CharacterDevelopment: He's had some through every game. He starts in ''SE'' convinced that somebody else killed his father, and is somewhat cocky and arrogant in battle. After all the turmoils of his possession by Nightmare, he becomes less arrogant and starts his quest for redemption. In ''IV'' he goes a bit too far in this direction and becomes a borderline KnightTemplar. In ''V'', he seems to have completed his quest for redemption (he no longer mentions words such as "atonement" and "redemption" in his winquotes) and becomes OlderAndWiser, not to mention having a more active role in saving other people from the malfested, instead of focusing only on his issues.

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* CharacterDevelopment: He's had some through every game. He starts in ''SE'' convinced that somebody else killed his father, and is somewhat cocky and arrogant in battle. After all the turmoils of his possession by Nightmare, he becomes less arrogant and starts his quest for redemption. In ''IV'' ''IV'', he goes a bit too far in this direction and becomes a borderline KnightTemplar. In ''V'', he seems to have completed his quest for redemption (he no longer mentions words such as "atonement" and "redemption" in his winquotes) and becomes OlderAndWiser, not to mention having a more active role in saving other people from the malfested, instead of focusing only on his issues.



* GermanicDepressives: Unsurprisingly, considering his angst ridden back-story.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: In the opening of ''[=SoulCalibur=] V'' his eyes glow blue and he gets a crystalline version of his old RedRightHand during his final battle with Nightmare.

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* GermanicDepressives: Unsurprisingly, considering his angst ridden angst-ridden back-story.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: In the opening of ''[=SoulCalibur=] V'' V'', his eyes glow blue and he gets a crystalline version of his old RedRightHand during his final battle with Nightmare.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Definitely at ''Soulcalibur V'', previously in ''Soulcalibur III'' he was [[GoodIsNotNice rough]], but still a [[TheAtoner good guy]] at [[HiddenHeartOfGold heart]].
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: When he's not possessed by Soul Edge he's trying to destroy it. The best thing you can say about Siegfried is however badly he screws up, [[{{Determinator}} he never stops fighting]].

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Definitely at ''Soulcalibur V'', V''; previously in ''Soulcalibur III'' III'', he was [[GoodIsNotNice rough]], but still a [[TheAtoner good guy]] at [[HiddenHeartOfGold heart]].
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: When he's not possessed by Soul Edge Edge, he's trying to destroy it. The best thing you can say about Siegfried is however badly he screws up, [[{{Determinator}} he never stops fighting]].



* {{Hunk}}: In Soulcalibur V. Previously he was very handsome, now it's a fully grown man. And a gorgeous one.

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* {{Hunk}}: In Soulcalibur V.''Soulcalibur V'". Previously he was very handsome, now it's a fully grown man. And a gorgeous one.



* KnightInSourArmor: He is more embittered from ''III'' onwards. [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], in Soul Edge one of his alternate costumes is a Crimson armor that was based to create Nightmare later, and also, the alternate palette was a [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine golden/silver]] one. See where are we going?

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* KnightInSourArmor: He is more embittered from ''III'' onwards. [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], in Soul Edge ''Soul Edge'', one of his alternate costumes is a Crimson crimson armor that was based to create Nightmare later, and also, the alternate palette was a [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine golden/silver]] one. See where are we going?



* {{Mangst}} : Oh, so much. But not that the fans complain, [[TropesAreNotBad it's tastefully done.]]

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* {{Mangst}} : {{Mangst}}: Oh, so much. But not that the fans complain, [[TropesAreNotBad it's tastefully done.]]



* NotQuiteBackToNormal: Despite no longer being Soul Calibur's wielder, according to ''New Legends of Project Soul'' a fragment of its crystal remains imbedded in his body and saved his life. He can still draw upon its power to an extent, as seen in his Critical Edge.
* OlderAndWiser: By ''V'', and arguably by ''IV'' as well, though his regretful determination to redeem himself has [[KnightTemplar more than a touch of fanaticism]] - in part due to Soul Calibur's influence.

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* NotQuiteBackToNormal: Despite no longer being Soul Calibur's wielder, according to ''New Legends of Project Soul'' a fragment of its crystal remains imbedded embedded in his body and saved his life. He can still draw upon its power to an extent, as seen in his Critical Edge.
* OlderAndWiser: By ''V'', and arguably by ''IV'' as well, though his regretful determination to redeem himself has [[KnightTemplar more than a touch of fanaticism]] - -- in part due to Soul Calibur's influence.



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: In every ''Soulcalibur IV'' ending that involves him except Hilde's. And even in Hilde's is [[ForgivenessRequiresDeath he prepared to die as penance for his sins]]. Compare this to [[RedemptionEarnsLife his ending in the third game.]]
* RedRightHand: As Nightmare he gains a literal red right hand. When Soul Calibur amps its possession of him up in ''V'''s opening cutscene, he gains one made of crystal.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: In every ''Soulcalibur IV'' ending that involves him except Hilde's. And even in Hilde's is Hilde's, [[ForgivenessRequiresDeath he is prepared to die as penance for his sins]]. Compare this to [[RedemptionEarnsLife his ending in the third game.]]
* RedRightHand: As Nightmare Nightmare, he gains a literal red right hand. When Soul Calibur amps its possession of him up in ''V'''s opening cutscene, he gains one made of crystal.



* SupportingLeader: Becomes this in ''V'', where he leads a group comprised of him, Z.W.E.I and Viola, yet only offer advice to Patroklos.

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* SupportingLeader: Becomes this in ''V'', where he leads a group comprised of him, Z.W.E.I I, and Viola, yet only offer advice to Patroklos.



* UnwittingPawn: To Soul Edge initially, and by the time he wised up [[GrandTheftMe it was too late]]. He also becomes this to [[spoiler: [[UnholyHolySword Soul Calibur]] in ''IV'', as it takes over him and manipulates his hatred of Soul Edge for its own purposes.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A particularly tragic example in ''Soulcalibur IV'' [[spoiler:He believes that Soul Calibur is a sword of redemption that will destroy the evil of Soul Edge. What he doesn't realize is that Soul Calibur will freeze the world over in the process.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: In the original ''Soul Edge'' and ''Soul Calibur'', and partially in ''Soul Calibur II'' prior to his quest for redemption. A teenage bandit who accidentally beheaded his own father during a raid, Siegfried completely lost his mind and set off in search of his father's "true killer." On recovering the Soul Edge from the defeated Cervantes De Leon, the Evil Sword completely consumed the fragile mind of the boy, transforming him into Nightmare. Whilst most characters fall under the thrawl of the Soul Edge on possession of it, it is implied the sword influences them to do evil, corrupting them with its power. In Siegfried's case, his immature and unstable mind allowed the sword to transform him into an extension of the sword itself. Eventually as the sword is weakened by its defeat at the end of ''Soul Calibur, ''Siegfried's will begins to reassert itself until he is finally able to break free and begin his quest for redemption.

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* UnwittingPawn: To Soul Edge initially, and by the time he wised up [[GrandTheftMe it was too late]]. He also becomes this to [[spoiler: [[UnholyHolySword [[spoiler:[[UnholyHolySword Soul Calibur]] in ''IV'', as it takes over him and manipulates his hatred of Soul Edge for its own purposes.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A particularly tragic example in ''Soulcalibur IV'' IV''. [[spoiler:He believes that Soul Calibur is a sword of redemption that will destroy the evil of Soul Edge. What he doesn't realize is that Soul Calibur will freeze the world over in the process.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: In the original ''Soul Edge'' and ''Soul Calibur'', and partially in ''Soul Calibur II'' prior to his quest for redemption. A teenage bandit who accidentally beheaded his own father during a raid, Siegfried completely lost his mind and set off in search of his father's "true killer." On recovering the Soul Edge from the defeated Cervantes De Leon, the Evil Sword EvilSword completely consumed the fragile mind of the boy, transforming him into Nightmare. Whilst most characters fall under the thrawl thrall of the Soul Edge on possession of it, it is implied the sword influences them to do evil, corrupting them with its power. In Siegfried's case, his immature and unstable mind allowed the sword to transform him into an extension of the sword itself. Eventually Eventually, as the sword is weakened by its defeat at the end of ''Soul Calibur, ''Siegfried's Calibur'', Siegfried's will begins to reassert itself until he is finally able to break free and begin his quest for redemption.



-> [[spoiler:Materials that followed ''SCV'' however are seemly trying to rectify, or put a spin on, Sophitia’s death, the official bio ''in Lost Swords'' classify her whereabouts as “missing” instead of deceased, in ''Unbreakable Soul'' it is noted that Sophitia’s unconscious body was suddenly brought to the Astral Chaos]].

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-> [[spoiler:Materials that followed ''SCV'' however ''SCV'', however, are seemly trying to rectify, or put a spin on, Sophitia’s death, death; the official bio ''in Lost Swords'' classify her whereabouts as “missing” instead of deceased, in ''Unbreakable Soul'' it is noted that Sophitia’s unconscious body was suddenly brought to the Astral Chaos]].



* CainAndAbel: ''Soulcalibur IV'' she becomes the Cain to Cassandra's Abel, but not willing see ForcedIntoEvil.

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* CainAndAbel: In ''Soulcalibur IV'' IV'', she becomes the Cain to Cassandra's Abel, but not willing see ForcedIntoEvil.willingly (see ForcedIntoEvil).



* CounterAttack: One of her most iconic abilities, is the Angel Step which is a quick single or double duck that goes into a powerful stab. This lets her go under medium attacks and cause extra damage if the enemy whiffs an attack.

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* CounterAttack: One of her most iconic abilities, abilities is the Angel Step Step, which is a quick single or double duck that goes into a powerful stab. This lets her go under medium attacks and cause extra damage if the enemy whiffs an attack.



* HeroicSacrifice: Prior to the events of V, [[spoiler: she removes the shard imbedded near her heart. This act saves her daughter Pyrrha's life, at the cost of her own]].
* IntercontinuityCrossover: She is [[GuestFighter set to appear in]], ''WarriorsOrochi 3 Ultimate'' with Soul Edge's and Soul Calibur's xiphos and shield forms as special weapons.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Prior to the events of V, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she removes the shard imbedded embedded near her heart. This act saves her daughter Pyrrha's life, at the cost of her own]].
* IntercontinuityCrossover: She is [[GuestFighter set to appear in]], in]] ''WarriorsOrochi 3 Ultimate'' with Soul Edge's and Soul Calibur's xiphos and shield forms as special weapons.



* NeverSayDie: [[spoiler:The once clearly and officially dead Sophitia since ''SCV'', has been tagged as just “missing” in ''Lost Swords'', and in ''Unbreakable Soul'' her unconscious body mysteriously was found in the Astral Chaos]].

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* NeverSayDie: [[spoiler:The once clearly and officially dead Sophitia since ''SCV'', (since ''SCV'') has been tagged as just “missing” in ''Lost Swords'', and in ''Unbreakable Soul'' her unconscious body mysteriously was found in the Astral Chaos]].



* PutOnABus: Subverted; her marriage to Rothion was the game series' attempt to write her out of the action and have Cassandra flat out replace her. However in the console versions of ''Soulcalibur II'', she became a recurring character again. Fans have often speculated that her MsFanservice reputation is a reason why she didn't get PutOnABus unlike the other ''Soulcalibur'' characters who did.
** [[spoiler: BusCrash: According to ''V'', Sophitia is actually ''[[MissingMom dead]]''.]]
** [[spoiler: But she ''still'' returns for ''Lost Swords''. We'll have to wait to confirm the canonity of that game to see if the bus really crashed or not.]]
** [[spoiler: {{Retcon}}: The website profiles now state she's "[[HesJustHiding missing]]" instead of "deceased".]]

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* PutOnABus: Subverted; her marriage to Rothion was the game series' attempt to write her out of the action and have Cassandra flat out replace her. However However, in the console versions of ''Soulcalibur II'', she became a recurring character again. Fans have often speculated that her MsFanservice reputation is a reason why she didn't get PutOnABus unlike the other ''Soulcalibur'' characters who did.
** [[spoiler: BusCrash: [[spoiler:BusCrash: According to ''V'', Sophitia is actually ''[[MissingMom dead]]''.]]
** [[spoiler: But [[spoiler:But she ''still'' returns for ''Lost Swords''. We'll have to wait to confirm the canonity of that game to see if the bus really crashed or not.]]
** [[spoiler: {{Retcon}}: [[spoiler:{{Retcon}}: The website profiles now state she's "[[HesJustHiding missing]]" instead of "deceased".]]



* {{Stripperiffic}}: This has become more and more prominent over the course of the series, which is sort of ironic given what kind of character she is. In ''IV'' her shirt is ''see-through'' ([[NippleAndDimed aside from on her nipples, naturally]]), has cleavage in front and on the side, and her skirt is very short, causing a PantyShot practically whenever she kicks, is knocked down, there's wind blowing in the arena during every match.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: This has become more and more prominent over the course of the series, which is sort of ironic given what kind of character she is. In ''IV'' ''IV'', her shirt is ''see-through'' ([[NippleAndDimed aside from on her nipples, naturally]]), has cleavage in front and on the side, and her skirt is very short, causing a PantyShot practically whenever she kicks, is knocked down, or there's wind blowing in the arena during every match.



* [[TragicVillain Tragic Heroine]]: Tira blackmails her into helping Nightmare in ''SC IV'', by holding Pyrrha hostage. Leaving Sophitia no choice but to defend the Evil Sword from her friends; including her sister, Cassandra.

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* [[TragicVillain Tragic Heroine]]: Tira blackmails her into helping Nightmare in ''SC IV'', by holding Pyrrha hostage. Leaving hostage, leaving Sophitia no choice but to defend the Evil Sword from her friends; including her sister, Cassandra.



Origin - ''[[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire London, British Empire (Raised in the New World)]]'' [[note]]The flag shown here is of the Kingdom of England. At the time of Rock's appearances in the series, the Kingdom of Great Britain was not yet established and its flag including Scotland's St. Andrew's Cross would not make an appearance until 1606.[[/note]]

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Origin - ''[[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire London, British Empire (Raised in the New World)]]'' [[note]]The flag shown here is of the Kingdom of England. At the time of Rock's appearances in the series, the Kingdom of Great Britain was not yet established established, and its flag including (including Scotland's St. Andrew's Cross Cross) would not make an appearance until 1606.[[/note]]



-> An Englishman who was orphaned at a young age due to his parents' murder at the hands of Cervantes. He ends up having to raise himself. Later he adopts a son named Bangoo. In ''Soulcalibur'', Bangoo is kidnapped and he rescues him from Astaroth's cult, which used him as bait to take his soul. Afterwards he seeks to become stronger to prove his worth as a father of Bangoo.

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-> An Englishman who was orphaned at a young age due to his parents' murder at the hands of Cervantes. He ends up having to raise himself. Later Later, he adopts a son named Bangoo. In ''Soulcalibur'', Bangoo is kidnapped and he rescues him from Astaroth's cult, which used him as bait to take his soul. Afterwards Afterwards, he seeks to become stronger to prove his worth as a father of Bangoo.



-> Rock is the original grappler character in the series, but eventually was replaced by Astaroth until 3. He is slow, but his axe and his throws have a long reach that give him the edge up close. As of 3, his mace has a much shorter reach than Astaroth's axe, and his style focuses more on grabs than normal attacks.

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-> Rock is the original grappler character in the series, but eventually was replaced by Astaroth until 3.''3''. He is slow, but his axe and his throws have a long reach that give him the edge up close. As of 3, ''3'', his mace has a much shorter reach than Astaroth's axe, and his style focuses more on grabs than normal attacks.



-> Most of the series he's just traveling around accomplishing nothing. In ''Soulcalibur IV'', he finally reaches Soul Edge, and is tricked by the sword into becoming one of its servants/guards by imitating his beloved master. In ''V'', he returns to the Money Pit and becomes its guardian once again, but when Soul Edge reappears, he seeks it out believing it to be Vercci, apparently now a slave to the evil sword's will.

-> [[spoiler: It turns out that Kilik had actually purified him in ''IV'', meaning that his search for Soul Edge in ''V'' is now once again of his own volition as a last will and testament to his beloved master Vercci. To do this, he gets close to Graf Dumas.]]

-> Voldo is easily the strangest and one of the most difficult characters to use in the series. His movements are designed primarily for evasion and confusing the opponent. His attacks are not that strong normally, but once he gets a successful knockdown or mixup he has many options at his disposal. Voldo's true strength lies solely in the mindset of the player - you never know what he will do next.

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-> Most of the series series, he's just traveling around accomplishing nothing. In ''Soulcalibur IV'', he finally reaches Soul Edge, and is tricked by the sword into becoming one of its servants/guards by imitating his beloved master. In ''V'', he returns to the Money Pit and becomes its guardian once again, but when Soul Edge reappears, he seeks it out out, believing it to be Vercci, apparently now a slave to the evil sword's will.

-> [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turns out that Kilik had actually purified him in ''IV'', meaning that his search for Soul Edge in ''V'' is now once again of his own volition as a last will and testament to his beloved master Vercci. To do this, he gets close to Graf Dumas.]]

-> Voldo is easily the strangest and one of the most difficult characters to use in the series. His movements are designed primarily for evasion and confusing the opponent. His attacks are not that strong normally, but once he gets a successful knockdown or mixup mixup, he has many options at his disposal. Voldo's true strength lies solely in the mindset of the player - you never know what he will do next.



* CollectorOfTheStrange: Voldo's master was a fan of collecting weapons, specially eastern katars. He used to boast that "if it isn't in [his] collection, then it doesn't exist."

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* CollectorOfTheStrange: Voldo's master was a fan of collecting weapons, specially especially eastern katars. He used to boast that "if it isn't in [his] collection, then it doesn't exist."



* DualWielding: Katars do not need to be used in pairs but Voldo does anyway.

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* DualWielding: Katars do not need to be used in pairs pairs, but Voldo does anyway.



* GoMadFromTheIsolation: His backstory. The decades he spent isolated in the darkness of the Money Pit made him blind, mute and insane.

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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: His backstory. The decades he spent isolated in the darkness of the Money Pit made him blind, mute mute, and insane.



* UnwittingPawn: He think's Inferno's voice is Vercci's, and thus serves the sword of his own free will.

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* UnwittingPawn: He think's thinks Inferno's voice is Vercci's, and thus serves the sword of his own free will.



-> In ''Soulcalibur'', he was sent to seek the runaway Mi-na under the guise of a second search of Soul Edge. During said quest he learns of the sword's evil, but no one in Korea believes him and he ends up demoted. After spies from Japan are found looking for the sword, the higher-ups sends him again as he's the most experienced, but he's decided to destroy the sword against his bosses' wishes. Ends up injured by Sophitia and letting Yun-seong keep the spot...

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-> In ''Soulcalibur'', he was sent to seek the runaway Mi-na under the guise of a second search of for Soul Edge. During said quest quest, he learns of the sword's evil, but no one in Korea believes him and he ends up demoted. After spies from Japan are found looking for the sword, the higher-ups sends send him again again, as he's the most experienced, but he's decided to destroy the sword against his bosses' wishes. Ends up injured by Sophitia and letting Yun-seong keep the spot...



-> The only daughter of Seong Han-Myeong. She at first leaves home to join Hwang in his search for Soul Edge, only to be dragged back home by Hwang. She leaves home again in Soul Calibur to search for Soul Edge (and to get away from a clingy student of her father's), but is dragged back home ''yet again'' by Hwang. She later commits the mistake of giving a family sword to Yun-seong, who later runs away with it; she then receives permission from her father to seek him and the sword. During the quest she discovers Soul Edge's true nature, and now seeks to warn Yun-seong to stop him from searching for it.

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-> The only daughter of Seong Han-Myeong. She at first leaves home to join Hwang in his search for Soul Edge, only to be dragged back home by Hwang. She leaves home again in Soul Calibur to search for Soul Edge (and to get away from a clingy student of her father's), but is dragged back home ''yet again'' by Hwang. She later commits the mistake of giving a family sword to Yun-seong, who later runs away with it; she then receives permission from her father to seek him and the sword. During the quest quest, she discovers Soul Edge's true nature, and now seeks to warn Yun-seong to stop him from searching for it.



-> Mi-Na is the original polearm character in the series. She has excellent reach, speed, and mobility, but her damage is subpar and she gets put into disadvantage rather easily if her attacks are continually blocked. She was succeeded by Kilik, but she remained as a secret character, having gained some moves from Hwang. To avoid eventually becoming a "model-swap" of Kilik, her style kept changing over time, discarding and gaining different stances and attacks altogether.

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-> Mi-Na is the original polearm character in the series. She has excellent reach, speed, and mobility, but her damage is subpar and she gets put into at a disadvantage rather easily if her attacks are continually blocked. She was succeeded by Kilik, but she remained as a secret character, having gained some moves from Hwang. To avoid eventually becoming a "model-swap" of Kilik, her style kept changing over time, discarding and gaining different stances and attacks altogether.



* CurbStompBattle: She fought Ivy during the events ''Soulcalibur'', and was completely overwhelmed by her WhipSword, a weapon she had never seen before and was unprepared to counter. Though her easy-to-anger impulsiveness got the better of her too.

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* CurbStompBattle: She fought Ivy during the events of ''Soulcalibur'', and was completely overwhelmed by her WhipSword, a weapon she had never seen before and was unprepared to counter. Though her easy-to-anger impulsiveness got the better of her too.



* FatalFlaw: Her pride as a martial artist, which has lead to her being humiliated twice, by Ivy and Kong Xiuqiang respectively (noted in the CurbstompBattle entry). From ''SC III'' onwards, she tones it down a bit but, as seen during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7_pijHQvw0 her bad ending,]] it can still get the better of her.
* GroinAttack: A rather brutal example is her "Opening Treasure" attack, where she spreads her opponent's legs and then stabs her weapon into their junk. She even quips, [[LampshadeHanging "bye bye"]] right as she does it, since the victim likely wouldn't have their genitals anymore.

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* FatalFlaw: Her pride as a martial artist, which has lead to her being humiliated twice, by Ivy and Kong Xiuqiang respectively (noted in the CurbstompBattle entry). From ''SC III'' onwards, she tones it down a bit bit, but, as seen during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7_pijHQvw0 her bad ending,]] it can still get the better of her.
* GroinAttack: A rather brutal example is her "Opening Treasure" attack, where she spreads her opponent's legs and then stabs her weapon into their junk. She even quips, quips [[LampshadeHanging "bye bye"]] right as she does it, since the victim likely wouldn't have their genitals anymore.



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Averted -- she ''was'' headed in this direction (her outfit in ''SCII'' was basically a bra and {{loincloth}}) but unlike most of the ladies in the series, whose outfits have got skimpier with each new game, ''SCIV'' sees Mi-na actually cover up more than she ever has. In fact, one of her alternative outfits is a quite conservative ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanbok hanbok.]]''

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Averted -- she ''was'' headed in this direction (her outfit in ''SCII'' was basically a bra and {{loincloth}}) {{loincloth}}), but unlike most of the ladies in the series, whose outfits have got skimpier with each new game, ''SCIV'' sees Mi-na actually cover up more than she ever has. In fact, one of her alternative outfits is a quite conservative ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanbok hanbok.]]''



* UnderBoobs: Her official art for her default attire in ''SC III'' makes it easy to see [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=297617 the undersides of her breasts,]] the same is true of her default costume in ''[[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=399923 SC IV.]]'' Both also makes it easy to see that she's topless underneath.

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* UnderBoobs: Her official art for her default attire in ''SC III'' makes it easy to see [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=297617 the undersides of her breasts,]] breasts]]; the same is true of her default costume in ''[[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=399923 SC IV.]]'' Both also makes it easy to see that she's topless underneath.



* DisappearedDad: Him. He was unaware he has a child for most games. May still not known, far as its known.

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* DisappearedDad: Him. He was unaware he has a child for most games. May He may still not known, know, as far as its it's known.



* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:With Chie, as for ''V'']].

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:With Chie, as for of ''V'']].



-> In ''Soulcalibur II'' he regains enough pieces of Soul Edge to recreate one of his original weapons and became a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Zombie Pirate]], then went to look off for more pieces. In ''Soulcalibur III'' he finds out that his body is starting to decay because Soul Edge's influence has been sealed off. To preserve himself, he decides to [[KickTheDog take his daughter's soul]]... and he succeeds according to ''Soulcalibur IV''. He reached his final evolution of '''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ghost Zombie Pirate]]''', then headed to Ostrheinsburg once again to claim Soul Edge as a whole and [[AGodAmI become a god]].

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-> In ''Soulcalibur II'' II'', he regains enough pieces of Soul Edge to recreate one of his original weapons and became a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Zombie Pirate]], then went to look off for more pieces. In ''Soulcalibur III'' III'', he finds out that his body is starting to decay because Soul Edge's influence has been sealed off. To preserve himself, he decides to [[KickTheDog take his daughter's soul]]... and he succeeds according to ''Soulcalibur IV''. He reached his final evolution of '''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ghost Zombie Pirate]]''', then headed to Ostrheinsburg once again to claim Soul Edge as a whole and [[AGodAmI become a god]].



** BadassBeard: In ''III'' and ''IV'' he boasts an impressive beard for a zombie.

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** BadassBeard: In ''III'' and ''IV'' ''IV'', he boasts an impressive beard for a zombie.



** BadassNormal: In ''V'' he's resurrected into a living body.

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** BadassNormal: In ''V'' ''V'', he's resurrected into a living body.



* DegradedBoss: Downplayed in the sequels. He is no longer the main villain but hasn't got any less powerful.

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* DegradedBoss: Downplayed in the sequels. He is no longer the main villain villain, but hasn't got any less powerful.



* HeroKiller: Originally was believed to have killed Li Long due to the prologue in the first ''Soulcalibur'', although Japanese sources from the very same game hinted and later confirmed he survived, albeit gravely injured[[note]]English fans had to wait up until ''Soulcalibur III'' to become aware of this fact, however.[[/note]]. He also canonically defeated his daughter Ivy and drank up her soul. She did get better though.
* {{Immortality}}: From ''II'' to ''IV'' he's undead and kept alive by Soul Edge's power.

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* HeroKiller: Originally was believed to have killed Li Long due to the prologue in the first ''Soulcalibur'', although Japanese sources from the very same game hinted and later confirmed he survived, albeit gravely injured[[note]]English fans had to wait up until ''Soulcalibur III'' to become aware of this fact, however.[[/note]]. He also canonically defeated his daughter Ivy and drank up her soul. She did get better better, though.
* {{Immortality}}: From ''II'' to ''IV'' ''IV'', he's undead and kept alive by Soul Edge's power.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: After his [[BackFromTheDead ressurrection]], he has forgotten everything about his past. Over time he only recovered selected memories.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: After his [[BackFromTheDead ressurrection]], resurrection]], he has forgotten everything about his past. Over time time, he only recovered selected memories.



* [[MustHaveNicotine Must Have Soul Edge]]: Cervantes' obssession with Soul Edge is likened to an addict having a relapse. After recovering his memories he craved to find the sword again, even though he remembered quite well how it manipulated him.
** GoingColdTurkey: At the end of ''IV'' he is sucked into a vortex along with Soul Edge, but somehow fights his way out of the void known as Astral Chaos, becomes human again, and realizes his hunt for Soul Edge wasn't worth it anymore because it led him astray from his true goal - becoming the most dreaded pirate in the Seven Seas.

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* [[MustHaveNicotine Must Have Soul Edge]]: Cervantes' obssession with Soul Edge is likened to an addict having a relapse. After recovering his memories memories, he craved to find the sword again, even though he remembered quite well how it manipulated him.
** GoingColdTurkey: At the end of ''IV'' ''IV'', he is sucked into a vortex along with Soul Edge, but somehow fights his way out of the void known as Astral Chaos, becomes human again, and realizes his hunt for Soul Edge wasn't worth it anymore because it led him astray from his true goal - -- becoming the most dreaded pirate in the Seven Seas.



* OffingTheOffspring: He's tried to consume Ivy's soul at least twice, most recently in the events leading up to ''V''. [[spoiler:(Not only did he fail in that attempt, [[EpicFail but she reclaimed every soul he ''ever'' consumed]].]]

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* OffingTheOffspring: He's tried to consume Ivy's soul at least twice, most recently in the events leading up to ''V''. [[spoiler:(Not only did he fail in that attempt, [[EpicFail but she reclaimed every soul he ''ever'' consumed]].]])]]



* [[TeleportersAndTransporters Teleportation]] and [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]]: He has this powers when an undead.

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* [[TeleportersAndTransporters Teleportation]] and [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]]: He has this these powers when an undead.



* BigBad: of VideoGame/SoulEdge, Soulcalibur, and Soul Calibur II being the physical forum of Soul Edge.

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* BigBad: of VideoGame/SoulEdge, Soulcalibur, and Soul Calibur II II, being the physical forum form of Soul Edge.



* DemBones: In ''Soulcalibur II'' he appears as a flaming skeleton.

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* DemBones: In ''Soulcalibur II'' II'', he appears as a flaming skeleton.



* EvilIsBurningHot: In all of his appearances he is wreathed in flames.

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* EvilIsBurningHot: In all of his appearances appearances, he is wreathed in flames.



* WreathedInFlames: In all of his appearances his body is constantly aflame.

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* WreathedInFlames: In all of his appearances appearances, his body is constantly aflame.



-> The titular ArtifactOfDoom, Soul Edge was once a [[{{BFS}} two-handed sword]] that, over years of being bathed in blood, developed a demonic soul called Inferno. Claimed and subdued by the Hero-King Algol, Soul Edge took over his son Arcturus. Algol was forced to kill his son, and out of a desire to destroy the cursed sword forged Soul Calibur out of a purified shard of Soul Edge. Soul Edge was passed down through the ages until it fell into the hands of the pirate Cervantes de Leon, who wielded it in the form of two longswords. One of its halves was shattered by the ninja Taki, and the remaining half was claimed by Siegfried Schtauffen, who became Nightmare. Siegfried eventually escaped from the sword's control and sealed it with Soul Calibur, but Inferno escaped into his discarded armor, becoming the second incarnation of Nightmare. Zasalamel split the two swords apart and it was claimed by Nightmare, who wielded it against Siegfried and was defeated. As revealed in ''IV'', Soul Edge is now an otherworldly force of evil that seeks to devour all life, contained in the form of a sword.

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-> The titular ArtifactOfDoom, Soul Edge was once a [[{{BFS}} two-handed sword]] that, over years of being bathed in blood, developed a demonic soul called Inferno. Claimed and subdued by the Hero-King Algol, Soul Edge took over his son Arcturus. Algol was forced to kill his son, and out of a desire to destroy the cursed sword sword, forged Soul Calibur out of a purified shard of Soul Edge. Soul Edge was passed down through the ages until it fell into the hands of the pirate Cervantes de Leon, who wielded it in the form of two longswords. One of its halves was shattered by the ninja Taki, and the remaining half was claimed by Siegfried Schtauffen, who became Nightmare. Siegfried eventually escaped from the sword's control and sealed it with Soul Calibur, but Inferno escaped into his discarded armor, becoming the second incarnation of Nightmare. Zasalamel split the two swords apart and it was claimed by Nightmare, who wielded it against Siegfried and was defeated. As revealed in ''IV'', Soul Edge is now an otherworldly force of evil that seeks to devour all life, contained in the form of a sword.



* TheCorruption: Soul Edge's evil energy taints the souls of those who exposed to it, turning them into Malfested. Most Malfested are indistinguishable from humans except for pale skin, red eyes, and homicidal tendencies. Others, like Nightmare and Necrid, undergo grotesque metamorphoses as a result of exposure to particularly potent doses of Soul Edge's power.

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* TheCorruption: Soul Edge's evil energy taints the souls of those who are exposed to it, turning them into Malfested. Most Malfested are indistinguishable from humans except for pale skin, red eyes, and homicidal tendencies. Others, like Nightmare and Necrid, undergo grotesque metamorphoses as a result of exposure to particularly potent doses of Soul Edge's power.



* {{Determinator}}: The only ones able to successfully resist its influence were Algol and [[spoiler: Pyrrha.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: The only ones able to successfully resist its influence were Algol and [[spoiler: Pyrrha.[[spoiler:Pyrrha.]]



* EldritchAbomination: While it started out as an ordinary sword, according to Darth Vader's intro in ''IV'' Soul Edge is the physical manifestation of "[a being] that could best be described as a convergent energy [form]". Furthermore, when damaged it retreats into an EldritchLocation called Astral Chaos and either repairs itself or scatters its shards around the world, and its power [[BodyHorror transforms]] those infected by it into monsters called Malfested.

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* EldritchAbomination: While it started out as an ordinary sword, according to Darth Vader's intro in ''IV'' Soul Edge is the physical manifestation of "[a being] that could best be described as a convergent energy [form]". Furthermore, when damaged damaged, it retreats into an EldritchLocation called Astral Chaos and either repairs itself or scatters its shards around the world, and its power [[BodyHorror transforms]] those infected by it into monsters called Malfested.



* EvilWeapon: Soul Edge used to be a normal sword, but after centuries of being soaked in blood it became a shapeshifting demonic weapon with its own mind and will.

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* EvilWeapon: Soul Edge used to be a normal sword, but after centuries of being soaked in blood blood, it became a shapeshifting demonic weapon with its own mind and will.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Was once a normal sword, but by consuming the blood and souls of countless people it became something much more.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Was once a normal sword, but by consuming the blood and souls of countless people people, it became something much more.



* MindManipulation: It can read the souls of its wielders, and seeks to manipulator outright control them into serving it.

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* MindManipulation: It can read the souls of its wielders, and seeks to manipulator manipulate or outright control them into serving it.



* SealedEvilInADuel: In ''III'' Siegfried attempted to destroy Soul Edge with Soul Calibur, but failed due to Inferno escaping into his discarded armour and only ended up merging the swords into the Soul Embrace.

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* SealedEvilInADuel: In ''III'' ''III'', Siegfried attempted to destroy Soul Edge with Soul Calibur, but failed due to Inferno escaping into his discarded armour and only ended up merging the swords into the Soul Embrace.



* YinYangBomb: As the Embrace of Souls in ''IV''

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* YinYangBomb: As the Embrace of Souls in ''IV''''IV''.



-> Taki's foster-father and mentor, and the co-leader of the Fu-Ma ninja clan, Toki was renowned for his kindness. However, his lust for the cursed katana turned him evil. When his co-leader and own daughter took Mekki-Maru and went into hiding, Toki sent the Fu-Ma ninja to find and kill them. Learning of Toki's insanity, Taki took the Mekki-Maru herself and when Toki learned she had betrayed him he sent assassins to kill her. Desiring more power, Toki unsealed the powerful demon Gel-o-Fury and merged with it to fight Taki as a demon, but was defeated by the same techniques he had taught her. Toki's soul - still merged with Gel-o-Fury - escaped and flew westward, but was ultimately devoured by Soul Edge. Rumors of Toki resurfacing in Europe caused Taki to depart in order to investigate and hunt him down, leading up to her disappearance.

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-> Taki's foster-father and mentor, and the co-leader of the Fu-Ma ninja clan, Toki was renowned for his kindness. However, his lust for the cursed katana turned him evil. When his co-leader and own daughter took Mekki-Maru and went into hiding, Toki sent the Fu-Ma ninja to find and kill them. Learning of Toki's insanity, Taki took the Mekki-Maru herself herself, and when Toki learned she had betrayed him him, he sent assassins to kill her. Desiring more power, Toki unsealed the powerful demon Gel-o-Fury and merged with it to fight Taki as a demon, but was defeated by the same techniques he had taught her. Toki's soul - still merged with Gel-o-Fury - escaped and flew westward, but was ultimately devoured by Soul Edge. Rumors of Toki resurfacing in Europe caused Taki to depart in order to investigate and hunt him down, leading up to her disappearance.
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* PintSizedPowerHouse: He's 5'2" (157cm) when he was 16. In SCII-IV he's 5'6" (168cm), and finally, in V he's 5'8" (172cm). [[LightningBruiser He still can kick your ass.]]

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* PintSizedPowerHouse: He's 5'2" (157cm) when he was 16. In SCII-IV he's 5'6" (168cm), and finally, (168cm). Subverted in V he's since he was 5'8" (172cm).(172cm), which is around the average range for males. [[LightningBruiser He still can kick your ass.]]
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* SwordAndGun: One of his sword has a gun in it, and he can fire it for some of his moves.

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* SwordAndGun: One of Manages to have it both ways as his shorter sword has IS a gun in it, and he can fire it for some of his moves.gun.
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