History Characters / SoulcaliburV

6th Sep '16 3:41:18 AM Arawn999
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* CharClone: As "Graf Dumas".

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* CharClone: As "Graf Dumas".Dumas", as he wears a mask over the upper half of his face to hide his identity.



* LightningBruiser: ''New Legends of Project Soul'' describes him of being capable of singlehandedly decimating entire armies with Soul Edge's power flooding his body. His legendary combat prowess was what caused the Emperor to take interest in him, and give Dumas to political strength he needed to enact his plan.



* TinTyrant: Of course.

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* TinTyrant: Of course.He wears a full suit of armor at all times, though in his human disguise he lacks a helmet.
21st Aug '16 3:57:00 AM Morgenthaler
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Origin - ''[[TurksWithTroops Athens, Ottoman Empire (Greece)]]''

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Origin - ''[[TurksWithTroops ''[[UsefulNotes/TurksWithTroops Athens, Ottoman Empire (Greece)]]''
21st Aug '16 3:55:55 AM Morgenthaler
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Origin - ''[[TurksWithTroops Athens, Ottoman Empire (Greece)]]'' [[note]]The flag shown is that of the Ottoman Empire. At the time the series is set, modern-day Greece was under Ottoman Turk control and did not gain independence until 1830. [[/note]]

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Origin - ''[[TurksWithTroops ''[[UsefulNotes/TurksWithTroops Athens, Ottoman Empire (Greece)]]'' [[note]]The flag shown is that of the Ottoman Empire. At the time the series is set, modern-day Greece was under Ottoman Turk control and did not gain independence until 1830. [[/note]]
17th Aug '16 6:27:27 AM ChrisX
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* MonkeyKingLite: He's meant to pretty much evoke Sun Wukong, and he's doing a better, more obvious job than Kilik.
9th Aug '16 9:37:08 PM UltimateLazer
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* BigBadEnsemble: ''Soulcalibur V'', alongside Graf Dumas - the [[LegacyCharacter new Nightmare]] - and [[DragonAscendant Tira]].

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* BigBad: The ultimate final villain and biggest threat in ''V''.
* BigBadEnsemble: ''Soulcalibur V'', alongside Alongside Graf Dumas - the [[LegacyCharacter new Nightmare]] - and [[DragonAscendant Tira]].
9th Aug '16 5:45:01 AM UltimateLazer
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[[folder:Nightmare (Graf Dumas)]]
Origin - ''[[MadeOfEvil The living incarnation of the cursed sword, Soul Edge]]''
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Weapon(s) - [[LivingWeapon Soul Edge - Great Sword]]

-->''"Blood! Darkness! I shall drown the world in both!"''

-> '''Voiced By:''' [[spoiler:Creator/YasunoriMasutani]] (Japanese), [[spoiler:Charles Klausemayer]] (English)

-> After the original Nightmare was slain by Siegfried, Soul Edge was reassembled by its servants between ''IV'' and ''V'' with a new host. Taking the name of "Dumas", the new Nightmare decided to forgo [[KillAllHumans all-out slaughter]] in favor of subterfuge and politics. He ingratiated himself with the court of Emperor Rudolf II and became the Graf of Hungary, from which he instigated a crusade against the "Malfested", actually innocent civilians. This new body is slain by Z.W.E.I, and Pyrrha succeeds him as the wielder of Soul Edge, becoming [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Pyrrha Omega]].

->For tropes applying to the original Nightmare, see [[Characters/{{Soulcalibur}} here]].

* {{BFS}}: Soul Edge specifically altered Graf Dumas' memories so that it could retain this form.
* BigBadEnsemble: Competes for the title with [[DragonAscendant Tira]] and [[spoiler:his counterpart, [[LightIsNotGood Elysium]]]].
* CharClone: As "Graf Dumas".
* TheChessmaster: In contrast [[BloodKnight to]] [[KillEmAll his]] [[ForTheEvulz predecessor]], this Nightmare operates primarily through manipulation, subterfuge, and politicking. Justified, as Soul Edge had become cautious following its prior defeat.
* ContinuityNod: Nightmare's look in ''V'' incorporates elements from ''all'' of the character's past outfits from ''Soulcalibur'' to ''Soulcalibur IV'', although ''II'' is the most prevalent thanks to the bat-wing projections and mane of red hair. He wields a version of Soul Edge nearly identical to the sword's original, pre-''IV'' depiction.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Ultimately defeated by Z.W.E.I. in Chapter 18, leaving [[spoiler:Elysium]] as the FinalBoss.
* EvilChancellor: To Emperor Rudolf II as Graf Dumas.
* EvilRedhead: Similar to the previous Nightmare in ''II'', he has a long mane of red hair.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Though there is much less distortion in his voice compared to the previous Nightmare, both actors use a booming voice in comparison to his "Dumas" identity.
* ExtraStrengthMasquerade: His story-line in ''V'' reveals that he operates behind the scenes under the alias "Graf (Count) Dumas," ruler of the Kingdom of Hungary.
* {{Foil}}: In comparison to the original Nightmare. Whereas the original Nightmare was a hellbent murderer who did everything ForTheEvulz and had little in the way of schemes, this Nightmare is a [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatic]] {{chessmaster}} who manipulates his way to the top through politics, all with the masterplan to TakeOverTheWorld. Another notable difference between the two is that the original put emphasis on himself ("you shall become my nourishment", "I want to hear your anguish"), while this Nightmare places emphasis on his weapon ("My blade has no equal!", "You only exist so that my sword skewers you!"). This is highlighted in-universe by Tira, who ''hates'' this Nightmare, viewing him as weak in-comparison to the original.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:A cunning nobleman seeking to create the perfect world for the sake of his daughter, who has had little to no actual bearing in the story proper, now takes center stage as the villain]].
* InTheHood: His 2P outfit. It makes him look like a less-clothed [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Noob Saibot]].
* LargeHam: While this Nightmare has shown to be very different from the previous, this remains the same.
* LegacyCharacter: This Nightmare is a completely different from the one in the previous games, with a new host and new personality.
* ReplacementGoldfish: ''New Legends of Project Soul'' reveals that Graf Dumas was one for Siegfried, with Soul Edge attempting to maintain its zweihander form while still taking a new host. It was dissatisfied with the results, [[spoiler:which is why it was happy to select Pyrrha as its next host]].
* ReplacementScrappy: An in-universe example. Tira ''hates'' what he's become because he's no longer slaughtering everything left, right, and centre and is instead trying to control the world rather than destroy everything on-sight. Tira being Tira, she believes that this is because he's an ''impostor''.
* TakeOverTheWorld: His ultimate goal. Seeing as how Soul Edge takes on the memories and personality of its host, with Siegfried, he fought rather recklessly without much strategy. [[spoiler:With Raphael as his host, however, Nightmare has become Soul Calibur's equivalent to [[CodeGeass Zero]], as his new modus operandi involves manipulating governments to his advantage so he can secretly rebuild his malfested army of soulless slaves to rule Europe]].
* TinTyrant: Of course.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: How does he fool everyone as Graf Dumas with his [[BodyHorror giant]] [[ObviouslyEvil clawed]] [[RedRightHand arm]]? By hiding it and assuming a more presentable appearance, that's how.
* WalkingSpoiler: The true identity of "Graf Dumas", the host he possesses in ''V'', spoils the sudden changes in his design and personality. [[spoiler:He is actually Raphael.]]
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20th May '16 5:01:29 PM nombretomado
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* GuestFighter: Confirmed to be playable in both the [[{{Playstation3}} PS3]] and {{Xbox 360}} versions, due to ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' being multi-platform.

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* GuestFighter: Confirmed to be playable in both the [[{{Playstation3}} [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]] and {{Xbox 360}} UsefulNotes/XBox360 versions, due to ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' being multi-platform.
14th May '16 4:23:49 PM nombretomado
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* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Both aesthetically and game-play wise. Thus far, the series has always presented warriors from various recognizable, real-world global cultures with a [[MagicRealism fantasy twist]]:-- [[HollywoodMedievalJapan Japanese samurai/ninjas/geisha]], [[SwordAndSandal Greek warriors]], [[BlueBlood English & French aristocrats]], [[KnightFever Germanic knights]] etc. ''His'' design and most of his move-set however, is almost completely [[HowUnscientific fantasy-based]], with an overall look not grounded in any real-world culture and a [[HighFantasy high-fantasy]] fighting style incorporating a summoned were-wolf. This sets him apart from most of the cast as a whole.

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* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Both aesthetically and game-play wise. Thus far, the series has always presented warriors from various recognizable, real-world global cultures with a [[MagicRealism fantasy twist]]:-- [[HollywoodMedievalJapan Japanese samurai/ninjas/geisha]], [[SwordAndSandal Greek warriors]], [[BlueBlood English & French aristocrats]], [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Germanic knights]] etc. ''His'' design and most of his move-set however, is almost completely [[HowUnscientific fantasy-based]], with an overall look not grounded in any real-world culture and a [[HighFantasy high-fantasy]] fighting style incorporating a summoned were-wolf. This sets him apart from most of the cast as a whole.
3rd May '16 10:07:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[spoiler: ParentalAbandonment: He is actually the son of Kilik and Xianghua, but he unfortunately inherited the Evil Seed from Kilik. After consulting Edge Master for advice, he was put in the care of Kong Xiuqiang. Now flashforward 17 years. [[MosesInTheBullrushes Does he look Malfested?]]]]

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* [[spoiler: ParentalAbandonment: He is actually the son of Kilik and Xianghua, but he unfortunately inherited the Evil Seed from Kilik. After consulting Edge Master for advice, he was put in the care of Kong Xiuqiang. Now flashforward 17 years. [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes Does he look Malfested?]]]]
18th Feb '16 7:24:38 AM Argon2
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* BigBrotherInstinct: While it's actually an inverted example, since Patroklos is a year younger than Pyrrha, once he has been re-united with Pyrrha, Lord help anyone who messes with her...

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* BigBrotherInstinct: While it's actually an inverted example, since Patroklos is a year younger than Pyrrha, once he has been re-united reunited with Pyrrha, Lord help anyone who messes with her...



* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: He is way, way, '''way''' less gung-ho about killing malfested once [[BoomerangBigot his sister reveals she is one]]. He still ''does'' it, but his obvious reluctance subverts the trope. [[spoiler:Before Elysium's influence pushes him into that mindset again.]]



* Foil: To Pyrrha. She starts the game being victimized by people because of their unjust assumption that she's a criminal. Patroklos starts the game as one of those people.



* IAmNotLeftHanded: Sort of. Patroklos initially [[AllThereInTheManual learned iaijutsu and iaido from Setsuka]] (and he was a very quick learner), but then decided to switch to using his mother's Athenian style out of respect. The style was entirely self-taught, and while Z.W.E.I. notes it to be a pale imitation of Sophitia's (just the way he holds out the sword in his idle stance is telling) and tells Patroklos essentially to BeYourself, Patroklos still holds up well up until he switches back to his original teachings (from which he goes on to trump enemies he had problems with in the past).

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: Sort of. Patroklos initially [[AllThereInTheManual learned iaijutsu and iaido from Setsuka]] (and he was a very quick learner), but then decided to switch to using his mother's Athenian style out of respect. The style was entirely self-taught, and while Z.W.E.I. notes it to be a pale imitation of Sophitia's (just the way he holds out the sword in his idle stance is telling) and tells Patroklos essentially to BeYourself, Patroklos still holds up well up until he switches back to his original teachings (from which he goes on to trump enemies he had problems with in the past).



* ManInWhite: He's on both sides of the trope. At first, it highlights his bad side, a self-righteous, ungrateful jerkass. Later, it shows him as man of justice and honor.

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* ManInWhite: He's on both sides of the trope. At first, it highlights his bad side, a self-righteous, ungrateful jerkass. Later, it shows him as a man of justice and honor.



* UnwittingPawn: His head-strong passion and sense of justice, as well as his naivety, make him an ideal enabler for both Graf Dumas' and [[spoiler: Elysium's]] machinations...

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* UnwittingPawn: His head-strong headstrong passion and sense of justice, as well as his naivety, make him an ideal enabler for both Graf Dumas' and [[spoiler: Elysium's]] machinations...
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