History Videogame / SoulSeries

11th Oct '17 4:00:14 PM dreamsepilogue
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11th Oct '17 1:40:17 PM dreamsepilogue
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* AlternateUniverse: Setting aside the various non-canon modes (Weapon Master, CotS), some of the character endings are not only mutually-exclusive, but simply can't exist within the context of the series as a whole. Some examples:
** Tira in ''III''. In her Good ending, she sacrifices young Pyrrha and Patrolkos to Soul Edge. In her Bad ending, ''she'' gets sacrificed instead. Since all three are alive and well in ''V'', Tira's story can't fit in the main timeline either way.
** Zasalamel's story in ''III'' either ends with him successfully using Soul Edge and Soul Calibur to [[WhoWantsToLiveForever become mortal]], or it fails and he GoesMadFromTheRevelation. Since he's still around, immortal, and sane in ''IV'' and ''V'', neither ending could have happened.



* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: Ideally the conflict between Soul Edge and Soul Calibur is supposed to manifest itself like this but in reality [[spoiler:Soul Calibur doesn't quite "get it" and thinks the only way to solve the problem of there being too much evil in the world is to freeze it and ''halt all of existence'', making it closer to BlueAndOrangeMorality]].

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* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: Ideally Ideally, the conflict between Soul Edge and Soul Calibur is supposed to manifest itself like this this, but in reality reality, [[spoiler:Soul Calibur doesn't quite "get it" and thinks the only way to solve the problem of there being too much evil in the world is to [[WorldOfSilence freeze it and ''halt all of existence'', existence'',]] making it closer to BlueAndOrangeMorality]].



*** In general, the announcers go for "RuleOfCool PurpleProse" even if it doesn't make sense. This becomes much more prominent by the later games, to the point where in ''V'' even some of ''the fighters'' are doing it.



* CharacterCustomization: The Create-a-Fighter mode in ''III'', ''IV'', and ''V''.

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* CharacterCustomization: The games started featuring Create-a-Fighter mode in ''III'', ''IV'', and ''V''.''V''. [[VirtualPaperDoll It's arguably one of]] [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny the biggest draws of the games.]]



* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The A.I. of ''III'' blatantly reads your controller inputs, leading to things like a nigh-100% success rate in parrying basic throws (where there should be a 50% chance of failure), the ability to guard impact any attack, and never reacting incorrectly to any mix-up or cancelled attack. This makes anti-AI attacks a ''necessity'' to use.

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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The A.I. of ''III'' blatantly reads your controller inputs, leading to things like a nigh-100% success rate in parrying basic throws (where there should be a 50% chance of failure), the ability to guard impact any attack, and never reacting incorrectly to any mix-up or cancelled attack. This makes anti-AI attacks a ''necessity'' to use.use, especially near the end of Chronicles of the Sword mode, where the AI operates on a higher level than the game's maximum difficulty!


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** ''IV'' has the Tower of Lost Souls. Notably, it's not just in gameplay mechanics; the AI gets a number of [[SecretAIMoves unique character skills]] that are ''far'' more powerful than anything the player can ever get, up to and including near-100% automatic guard impact!
11th Oct '17 11:19:56 AM dreamsepilogue
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* AntagonistTitle: ''Soul Edge'' [[spoiler: and ''Soulcalibur V'']].

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* AntagonistTitle: ''Soul Edge'' [[spoiler: and ''Soulcalibur V'']].[[EvilAllAlong as well as]] ''Soulcalibur''.]]
11th Oct '17 11:05:26 AM dreamsepilogue
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* ArtifactOfDoom: Soul Edge is a cursed, possessed soul-eating sword that wants to destroy the world. [[spoiler: And as ''Soulcalibur IV''' and '''V''' prove, [[KnightTemplar so is]] [[WorldOfSilence Soul Calibur.]]]]

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* ArtifactOfDoom: Soul Edge is a cursed, possessed soul-eating sword that wants to destroy the world. [[spoiler: And as ''Soulcalibur IV''' IV'' and '''V''' ''V'' prove, [[KnightTemplar so is]] [[WorldOfSilence Soul Calibur.]]]]
11th Oct '17 11:01:27 AM dreamsepilogue
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* ArtifactOfDoom: Soul Edge is a cursed, possessed soul-eating sword that wants to destroy the world.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: Soul Edge is a cursed, possessed soul-eating sword that wants to destroy the world. [[spoiler: And as ''Soulcalibur IV''' and '''V''' prove, [[KnightTemplar so is]] [[WorldOfSilence Soul Calibur.]]]]
7th Sep '17 7:55:14 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AnachronismStew: Supposedly, this game takes place during the mid-to-late Renaissance, but there are certain aspects of the series (mostly the costumes and some SteamPunk elements coming from Illuminati-esque underground cults) that never really conform to a single real-world era.

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* AnachronismStew: Supposedly, this game takes place during the mid-to-late Renaissance, [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance Renaissance]], but there are certain aspects of the series (mostly the costumes and some SteamPunk elements coming from Illuminati-esque underground cults) that never really conform to a single real-world era.
20th Aug '17 5:42:04 AM StrangeThoughts
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* SoftReboot: ''Soulcalibur V'' is this to the series. It jumps ahead seventeen years later after the original series, replaces many of the regular characters with successors, removes others, and has a different storyline compared to previous games. In fact, the game's director Daishi Odashima originally wanted it to be called ''Soul Edge II'', in order to mark his new direction for the franchise. However, with director Odashima gone and the series promoting pre-time skip characters, it's anyone's guess if his changes will stick.
6th Aug '17 7:48:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ObviouslyEvil: Many, many characters in the main series apply, but Emperor Strife in Chronicles of the Sword is a conventional example. The nature of [=CotS=] leads most GenreSavvy players to suspect that you'd end up fighting him right from the start, if the brutal orders he issues you and that 90% of your allied units end up rebelling against him didn't seed that already. Oh, and the small fact that his name is, y'know, '''EMPEROR STRIFE'''.

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* ObviouslyEvil: Many, many characters in the main series apply, but Emperor Strife in Chronicles of the Sword is a conventional example. The nature of [=CotS=] leads most GenreSavvy players to suspect that you'd end up fighting him right from the start, if the brutal orders he issues you and that 90% of your allied units end up rebelling against him didn't seed that already. Oh, and the small fact that his name is, y'know, '''EMPEROR STRIFE'''.
28th Jun '17 9:44:19 AM WaterBlap
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* EverybodyHatesAres: Ares sends his agents, the cult Fygul Cestemus and their golem Astaroth, to recover the sword so that he may dethrone Zeus. To the Greek characters, he is the evil deity that Hephaestus has tasked them with preventing from amassing power. However, in this series, both gods are prone to abandoning their followers for whatever else catches their ego's eye next.
17th Jun '17 7:03:17 PM nombretomado
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** ''IV'' includes ''Franchise/StarWars'' characters Darth Vader and Yoda, as well as the Apprentice from ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed''. [[note]]Yoda was initially exclusive to the Xbox360 version, while Darth Vader was originally exclusive to the [=PS3=] version; both eventually became available as DLC for the other version. Starkiller has always been available in both versions.[[/note]]

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** ''IV'' includes ''Franchise/StarWars'' characters Darth Vader and Yoda, as well as the Apprentice from ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed''. [[note]]Yoda was initially exclusive to the Xbox360 UsefulNotes/Xbox360 version, while Darth Vader was originally exclusive to the [=PS3=] version; both eventually became available as DLC for the other version. Starkiller has always been available in both versions.[[/note]]
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