History Videogame / SoulSeries

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]]
4th Jun '17 12:00:28 PM AnotherDuck
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The ''Soul'' series (unrelated to the [[VideoGame/DemonsSouls "Souls]] [[VideoGame/DarkSouls Ser]][[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} ies"]]) is a series of [=3D=] weapon-based fighting games created by Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment's team Project Soul, arriving shortly after the success of its other [=3D=] fighter, ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.

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The ''Soul'' series (unrelated to the [[VideoGame/DemonsSouls "Souls]] [[VideoGame/DarkSouls Ser]][[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} ies"]]) "Souls Series" [[note]]''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', and ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}''[[/note]]) is a series of [=3D=] weapon-based fighting games created by Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment's team Project Soul, arriving shortly after the success of its other [=3D=] fighter, ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.
21st May '17 7:11:05 AM Ominae
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The ''Soul'' series (unrelated to the [[VideoGame/DemonsSouls "Souls]] [[VideoGame/DarkSouls Ser]][[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} ies"]]) is a series of [=3D=] weapon-based fighting games created by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}'s team Project Soul, arriving shortly after the success of its other [=3D=] fighter, ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.

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The ''Soul'' series (unrelated to the [[VideoGame/DemonsSouls "Souls]] [[VideoGame/DarkSouls Ser]][[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} ies"]]) is a series of [=3D=] weapon-based fighting games created by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}'s Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment's team Project Soul, arriving shortly after the success of its other [=3D=] fighter, ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.
17th Apr '17 8:20:40 AM Arawn999
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* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: A man known as Tim Langdell has spent the last 30 years or so sitting on a trademark over the word "edge" in video game titles. Rather than get tangled up in lawsuits, Namco rebranded the series as ''Soulcalibur''.

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* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: A man known as Tim Langdell has spent the last 30 years or so sitting on a trademark over the word "edge" in video game titles. [[note]]At least prior to 2013, when a legal battle with Electronic Arts resulted in his trademark being surrendered and cancelled.[[/note]] Rather than get tangled up in lawsuits, Namco rebranded the series as ''Soulcalibur''.
17th Apr '17 8:16:08 AM Arawn999
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* ''[=SoulCalibur=] Pachislot'' (2017 - Pachinko) [[note]]A pachinko slot machine using the character designs from ''[=SoulCalibur=] IV'' and ''[=SoulCalibur=] V''.[[/note]]



* DualTonfas: Talim.

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* DualTonfas: Talim.Talim's weapon of choice.



* EnemyWithin: Inferno.
* EnemyWithout: Nightmare to Siegfried, after a point.

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* EnemyWithin: Inferno.
Inferno serves as this to anyone who would try to wield Soul Edge without getting taken over.
* EnemyWithout: Nightmare to Siegfried, after a point.the events of ''[=SoulCalibur=] II''.


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* EvilVsEvil:
** Nightmare vs. Cervantes over who will be the one true wielder of Soul Edge.
** Pyrrha Omega vs. Nightmare in ''[=SoulCalibur=] Pachislot''.
28th Mar '17 5:25:28 PM Gosicrystal
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* GoodOldFisticuffs: [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi and anyone with the Soul of Devil Jin.]]



* JokeItem: Each character has one.

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* %%* JokeItem: Each character has one.one.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Mitsurugi, Yoshimitsu, Arthur.



* KnifeNut: Taki, Chester, Natsu.



* LaserBlade: Darth Vader, Yoda and the Apprentice [[Franchise/StarWars (for obvious reasons)]].



* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Sophitia, Lizardman, [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], Cassandra, Patroklos and Pyrrha, all coupled with a sword.






* MultiMeleeMaster: Edgemaster, Olcadan (both are proficient with ''any'' weapon), Inferno (who can manifest the forms of any other weapon), Charade, [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Ezio]], Elysium (who can use any style used by female fighters) and, as of ''V'', Kilik (who uses male characters' styles).



* ParasolOfPain: Setsuka (though she doesn't actually use the umbrella itself, given that she's a IaijutsuPractitioner).



* RoyalRapier: Raphael, Amy, Scheherazade.



* SculptedPhysique

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* SimpleStaff: Kilik, Hualin (also a TelescopingStaff), Xiba.
* SinisterScythe: Zasalamel (and Abyss, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide by extension]]).



* SwordAndGun: Cervantes.



* WeaponOfChoice: Every character has his/her own trademark weapon:
** GoodOldFisticuffs: [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi and anyone with the Soul of Devil Jin.]]
** KatanasAreJustBetter: Mitsurugi, Yoshimitsu, Arthur.
** KnifeNut: Taki, Chester, Natsu.
** LaserBlade: Darth Vader, Yoda and the Apprentice [[Franchise/StarWars (for obvious reasons)]].
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe (coupled with a sword): Sophitia, Lizardman, [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], Cassandra, Patroklos and Pyrrha.
** MultiMeleeMaster: Edgemaster, Olcadan (both are proficient with ''any'' weapon), Inferno (who can manifest the forms of any other weapon), Charade, [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Ezio]], Elysium (who can use any style used by female fighters) and, as of ''V'', Kilik (who uses male characters' styles).
** ParasolOfPain: Setsuka (though she doesn't actually use the umbrella itself, given that she's a IaijutsuPractitioner).
** RingsOfDeath: Tira.
** RoyalRapier: Raphael, Amy, Scheherazade.
** SimpleStaff: Kilik, Hualin (also a TelescopingStaff), Xiba.
** SinisterScythe: Zasalamel (and Abyss, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide by extension]]).
** SwordAndGun: Cervantes.
** WhipSword: Ivy.
** WolverineClaws: Voldo.



** WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''V'', whilst praised for its great gameplay and visuals, was met with criticism (justifiably so) for the fact that the story mode only concentrated on and showcased the fate of a handful of characters. Even Arcade Mode has no endings for any of the characters, leaving a good deal of storyline elements [[LeftHanging hanging]]. Annoyingly, when this was brought up in an [[http://train2game-news.co.uk/2012/03/27/train2game-interview-soulcalibur-v-game-director-daishi-odashima/ interview]] with game director Daishi, he stated that "Our first plan on the storyboard was that we had every character's story, and actually we do have it in the studio, but time-wise, man power-wise we weren't able to do it and only one fourth of what we planned to do is in the game"...

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** WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''V'', whilst praised for its great gameplay and visuals, was met with criticism (justifiably so) for the fact that the story mode only concentrated on and showcased the fate of a handful of characters. Even Arcade Mode has no endings for any of the characters, leaving a good deal of storyline elements [[LeftHanging hanging]]. Annoyingly, when this was brought up in an [[http://train2game-news.co.uk/2012/03/27/train2game-interview-soulcalibur-v-game-director-daishi-odashima/ interview]] with game director Daishi, he stated that "Our first plan on the storyboard was that we had every character's story, and actually we do have it in the studio, but time-wise, man power-wise we weren't able to do it and only one fourth of what we planned to do is in the game"...* WhipSword: Ivy.
* WolverineClaws: Voldo.
28th Mar '17 5:20:55 PM Gosicrystal
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* AnAxeToGrind: Astaroth, Rock (formerly), Lizardman, Ashlotte, ComicBook/{{Spawn}}.



* {{BFS}}: Siegfried, Nightmare, Strife.



* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Dampierre, although he doesn't rely only on it.
* BladeOnAStick: Seong Mi-na, Hilde, Girardot, Angol Fear.



* UsefulNotes/BritishAccents: English aristocrat Ivy is voiced with a suitably commanding [[IAmVeryBritish RP accent]].



* CaptainObvious: Since the announcer in ''IV'' didn't have different quotes depending on who won, he could become this pretty often.
-->''Announcer'': "Victory belongs to the last one standing!"
** Especially in Broken Destiny when you end up fighting Dampierre.
-->''Announcer'': "Only those who survive can fulfill their destinies." Well, duh...
* CelibateHero: Ivy. [[GagBoobs No,]] [[JigglePhysics seriously]]. She knows that she has "cursed blood", thanks to Soul Edge (her blood type is even listed as "Soul Edge"), so she has taken a vow to never have children, lest they too be cursed.
** Also Kilik. By ''IV'', he returns Xianghua's love, but says it can never be because he plans to throw away his life to become a hermit/the eternal guardian of both swords, and wants Xianghua to continue and live a full life rather than do the same just for him. She eventually moves on and has a daughter of her own named Leixia. Although, sometime after ''IV'' [[spoiler:Kilik and Xianghua spent a night together, from which Xianghua eventually conceived Xiba]].

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* CaptainObvious: CaptainObvious:
**
Since the announcer in ''IV'' didn't have different quotes depending on who won, he could become this pretty often.
-->''Announcer'': "Victory --->'''Announcer:''' Victory belongs to the last one standing!"
standing!
** Especially in In Broken Destiny when you end up fighting Dampierre.
-->''Announcer'': "Only --->'''Announcer:''' Only those who survive can fulfill their destinies." Well, duh...
destinies.
* CelibateHero: CarryABigStick: Rock, Kamikirimushi.
* CelibateHero:
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Ivy. [[GagBoobs No,]] [[JigglePhysics seriously]]. She knows that she has "cursed blood", thanks to Soul Edge (her blood type is even listed as "Soul Edge"), so she has taken a vow to never have children, lest they too be cursed.
** Also Kilik. By ''IV'', he returns Xianghua's love, but says it can never be because he plans to throw away his life to become a hermit/the eternal guardian of both swords, and wants Xianghua to continue and live a full life rather than do the same just for him. She eventually moves on and has a daughter of her own named Leixia. Although, sometime after ''IV'' [[spoiler:Kilik and Xianghua spent a night together, from which Xianghua eventually conceived Xiba]].



* CoolSword: Soul Edge and Soul Calibur.

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* CoolSword: Everyone that's mentioned in the sword tropes here, plus Soul Edge and Edge, Hwang, Xianghua, Yun-seong, Shura, Leixia, Z.W.E.I. [[spoiler:and Alpha Patroklos (if an iai version of Soul Calibur.Calibur counts)]].



* DualTonfas: Talim.



* FanservicePack: Most of the female characters' bust sizes were increased over the course of the series, most noticeably with Sophitia and Ivy. This also corresponded with a reduction in the amount of clothes they were wearing.



* FanservicePack: Most of the female characters' bust sizes were increased over the course of the series, most noticeably with Sophitia and Ivy. This also corresponded with a reduction in the amount of clothes they were wearing.
* FemmeFatalons: Viola, although she relies more on her crystal ball.
* FightingWithChucks: Li Long, Maxi.



* FixedFloorFighting

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* %%* FixedFloorFighting



* LostForever: Sometime around possibly Late 2016/Early 2017, the DLC for Soulcalibur IV has been delisted from both respective console stores in all regions (Playstation/Xbox). This also includes the digital Xbox 360 version for unknown reasons (although back in the day, full games for PS3 digitally weren't a thing yet until the Early 2010's, so no digital PS3 version never happened). Although no official sources mention anything about the delisting besides word of mouth by some social areas/forums for Soulcalibur. Fortunately, the game is still available physically, but those looking to have a complete character roster will be sadly attuned that the DLC characters for Darth Vader and Yoda are no longer available (although, this isn't the first time a fighting game with DLC and the digital game gets removed, that honor goes to some of the titles in the CapcomVsWhatever series).



* TemporaryOnlineContent: Sometime around possibly Late 2016/Early 2017, the DLC for Soulcalibur IV has been delisted from both respective console stores in all regions (Playstation/Xbox). This also includes the digital Xbox 360 version for unknown reasons (although back in the day, full games for PS3 digitally weren't a thing yet until the Early 2010's, so no digital PS3 version never happened). Although no official sources mention anything about the delisting besides word of mouth by some social areas/forums for Soulcalibur. Fortunately, the game is still available physically, but those looking to have a complete character roster will be sadly attuned that the DLC characters for Darth Vader and Yoda are no longer available (although, this isn't the first time a fighting game with DLC and the digital game gets removed, that honor goes to some of the titles in the CapcomVsWhatever series).



* VariableLengthChain

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* VirtualPaperDoll

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* %%* VirtualPaperDoll



** AnAxeToGrind: Astaroth, Rock (formerly), Lizardman, Ashlotte, ComicBook/{{Spawn}}
** {{BFS}}: Siegfried, Nightmare, Strife
** BladeBelowTheShoulder: Dampierre, although he doesn't rely only on it
** BladeOnAStick: Seong Mi-na, Hilde, Girardot, Angol Fear
** CarryABigStick: Rock, Kamikirimushi
** CoolSword: Everyone that's mentioned in the sword tropes here, plus Hwang, Xianghua, Yun-seong, Shura, Leixia, Z.W.E.I. [[spoiler:and Alpha Patroklos (if an iai version of Soul Calibur counts)]]
** DropTheHammer: None as a main, but Astaroth and Rock have a few hammers in their arsenal.
** DualTonfas: Talim
** DualWielding: Cervantes, [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]] and Lizardman in ''V''.
** FemmeFatalons: Viola, although she relies more on her crystal ball.
** FightingWithChucks: Li Long, Maxi



** KatanasAreJustBetter: Mitsurugi, Yoshimitsu, Arthur
** KnifeNut: Taki, Chester, Natsu

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** KatanasAreJustBetter: Mitsurugi, Yoshimitsu, Arthur
Arthur.
** KnifeNut: Taki, Chester, NatsuNatsu.



** ParasolOfPain: Setsuka (though she doesn't actually use the umbrella itself, given that she's a IaijutsuPractitioner)
** RingsOfDeath: Tira
** RoyalRapier: Raphael, Amy, Scheherazade
** SimpleStaff: Kilik, Hualin (also a TelescopingStaff), Xiba
** SinisterScythe: Zasalamel (and Abyss, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide by extension]])
** SwordAndGun: Cervantes
** WhipSword: Ivy
** WolverineClaws: Voldo

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** ParasolOfPain: Setsuka (though she doesn't actually use the umbrella itself, given that she's a IaijutsuPractitioner)
IaijutsuPractitioner).
** RingsOfDeath: Tira
Tira.
** RoyalRapier: Raphael, Amy, Scheherazade
Scheherazade.
** SimpleStaff: Kilik, Hualin (also a TelescopingStaff), Xiba
Xiba.
** SinisterScythe: Zasalamel (and Abyss, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide by extension]])
extension]]).
** SwordAndGun: Cervantes
Cervantes.
** WhipSword: Ivy
Ivy.
** WolverineClaws: VoldoVoldo.
25th Mar '17 9:47:57 AM Gosicrystal
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* [[BonusLevelOfHell Bonus Mode Of Hell]]: Edge Master Mode, Mission Mode, Weapon Master Mode, Chronicles of the Sword, Tower of Lost Souls, and Legendary Souls, in chronological order.

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* [[BonusLevelOfHell Bonus Mode Of Hell]]: BonusLevelOfHell: Edge Master Mode, Mission Mode, Weapon Master Mode, Chronicles of the Sword, Tower of Lost Souls, and Legendary Souls, in chronological order.



* BreakableWeapons: ''Soul Edge'' only, although ''IV'' and ''V'' have breakable ''[[ClothingDamage armor]]''.

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* BreakableWeapons: BreakableWeapons:
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''Soul Edge'' only, although ''IV'' and ''V'' have breakable ''[[ClothingDamage armor]]''.



* LostForever: Sometime around possibly Late 2016/Early 2017, the DLC for Soulcalibur IV has been delisted from both respective console stores in all regions (Playstation/Xbox), this too also includes the digital Xbox 360 version for unknown reasons (although back in the day, full games for PS3 digitally weren't a thing yet until the Early 2010's, so no digital PS3 version never happened). Although no official sources mentions anything about the delisting besides word of mouth by some social areas/forums for Soulcalibur. Supposedly, it might be licensing issues due to Disney having the Star Wars franchise or it might be that Bandai Namco doesn't want to renew the license with the Star Wars characters, though both are wild guesses to speculate. Fortunately, the game is still available physically, but those looking to have a complete character roster will be sadly attuned that the DLC characters for Darth Vader and Yoda are no longer available. (Although, this isn't the first time a fighting game with DLC and the digital game gets removed, that honor goes to some of the titles in the CapcomVsWhatever series.)

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* LostForever: Sometime around possibly Late 2016/Early 2017, the DLC for Soulcalibur IV has been delisted from both respective console stores in all regions (Playstation/Xbox), this too (Playstation/Xbox). This also includes the digital Xbox 360 version for unknown reasons (although back in the day, full games for PS3 digitally weren't a thing yet until the Early 2010's, so no digital PS3 version never happened). Although no official sources mentions mention anything about the delisting besides word of mouth by some social areas/forums for Soulcalibur. Supposedly, it might be licensing issues due to Disney having the Star Wars franchise or it might be that Bandai Namco doesn't want to renew the license with the Star Wars characters, though both are wild guesses to speculate. Fortunately, the game is still available physically, but those looking to have a complete character roster will be sadly attuned that the DLC characters for Darth Vader and Yoda are no longer available. (Although, available (although, this isn't the first time a fighting game with DLC and the digital game gets removed, that honor goes to some of the titles in the CapcomVsWhatever series.) series).
7th Mar '17 12:33:39 AM UltimateLazer
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: A particularly extreme example. Almost everyone in the series speaks with a generic American accent despite the fact that ''Soulcalibur'' takes place in the 16th/17th century, with the characters hailing from primarily Europe or Asia '''before''' the United States even existed. The exception to this is Ivy, who is voiced with a deep British accent that's appropriate for her. GuestFighter [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreed Ezio]] is another exception, being voiced with an Italian accent that holds true to his original series.
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