This is a list of characters from the ''VideoGame/{{Soul|Series}}'' series who made their debut or appeared in the sixth game of the series, ''Soulcalibur V''.

* Characters/SoulEdge
* Characters/{{Soulcalibur}}
* Characters/SoulcaliburII
* Characters/SoulcaliburIII
* Characters/SoulcaliburIV
* Characters/SoulcaliburLegends
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!! Patroklos Alexander
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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]]

Weapon(s) - [[HeroesPreferSwords Short sword]] and [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]], [[spoiler:Soul Calibur - Iai sword]]

->''"Take up your sword and accept your death!"''
->''[[spoiler: I've made a vow to better myself."]]''

-->Voiced By: {{KENN}} (Japanese), Creator/YuriLowenthal (English)

Son of Sophitia and main character of the 5th game. Uses a "sharper" variation of his mom's moveset. Sets out to find his older sister Pyrrha and to cleanse the world of the malfested, as they apparently killed his mother. [[spoiler:He eventually succeeds Siegfried as the wielder of Soul Calibur, becoming Alpha Patroklos.]]

* AscendedExtra: Previously mentioned in his mom's profile.
* AntiHero
* ApologeticAttacker: Becomes one if fighting Pyrrha, often latching "sorry" on to the end of some attacks. Must be a family thing...
* BigBrotherInstinct: Once he has been re-united with Pyrrha, Lord help anyone who messes with her...
--> '''Tira''': "What's that? Me? The only pawn on this board is this stupid little girl!" *''Smack!''*
--> '''Patroklos''': "You ''BITCH!!''"
** Actually an inverted example, since Patroklos is a year younger than Pyrrha.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BreakTheHaughty: After finally rescuing his sister and abandoning everything else, he gets his ass handed to him by Astaroth and then Voldo. That's not what breaks him. Dumas appears and reveals himself as Nightmare, saying that the people Patroklos killed in his name were actually innocent people whose souls were transferred to Soul Edge afterward. [[FreakOut This is when he starts losing it]], but he's not quite broken enough yet. [[spoiler: Pyrrha turning into Pyrrha Omega and revealing herself as a Malfested finally pushes him into a HeroicBSOD.]]
* BurnTheWitch: Towards the Malfested.
* CatSmile: [[http://www.fightersgeneration.com/np8/char/patroklos-sketch.jpg Patroklos confirmed for lion, get in the car.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: '''TRUE JUSTICE!'''
* CharacterDevelopment: He goes from a guy who just wants [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge revenge]] against the [[FantasticRacism Malfested]] and will kill anyone who even barely looks it to [[spoiler:almost becoming Soul Calibur's KnightTemplar to moving past his hatred to save his sister.]] YMMV on how believable or well-written it actually is.
* ComingOfAgeStory: What the entire story mode boils down to for him.
* CrystalPrison: [[spoiler: ''The holy spirit sword Soul Calibur'' of all things]] does this to him as part of an invocation of GrandTheftMe towards the end of the story mode. [[spoiler: Pyrra helps him break free.]]
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: At the start, he's a complete prick who only wants to find his sister and kill all malfested who stand in his way. By the end, he's found his true resolve and becomes much more focused. His battle quotes still retain just a ''teeny tiny'' bit of arrogance in them.
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Alpha Patroklos has inherited Setsuka's fighting style. Minus the [[ParasolOfPain parasol]] and Japanese sword.]]
** His standard fighting style is an Expy to both Cassandra and Sophitia, although his cocky and free-spirited fighting style and personality are more akin to his aunt.
** In-story, Pat starts out as cocky and self-righteous. He then goes on to [[spoiler:suffer a MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaction from his actions in the story, is manipulated by one of the Soul Swords, and eventually wisens up and seeks atonement, haunted by his callous deeds in the past.]] Sounds a lot like ''Siegfried'' doesn't it?
* ForGreatJustice
* [[spoiler: FreakinessShame: Grabs Pyrrah's demonic hand after she offers it to him and starts pulling it back.]]
* [[spoiler:GratuitousJapanese: Alpha Patroklos will say certain moves in Japanese, probably as a side effect of the below.]]
* HeroicBSOD: He gets a big one after realizing that [[spoiler:all of those people Dumas had him kill were actually innocent people, not Malfested]]. This comes within literal minutes of him discovering [[spoiler:Dumas is actually Nightmare in disguise, and that his sister actually is Malfested]]. Needless to say, he doesn't take the triple-whammy well.
* {{Hypocrite}}: One of his victory quotes has him shouting "I fight in the way I see fit!" yet he is an UnwittingPawn of Graf Dumas [[spoiler: and later Elysium.]]
* [[spoiler:IaijutsuPractitioner: As Alpha Patroklos, oddly. This is apparently how he fought before using the sword and shield, having been trained by Setsuka whilst living in Istanbul, prior to ''SCV''.]]
* [[spoiler:IAmNotLeftHanded]]: Sort of. [[spoiler: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 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).]]
** ContrivedCoincidence: The above... [[spoiler:which was required to keep the iaido style within the series, whilst dropping the previous wielder, Setsuka.]]
* IdiotHero: Things that should be obvious, such as [[spoiler: the nature of the ObviouslyEvil dictator he's initially taking orders from and blunt statements such as "your wish to remain together is futile" (in regards to him and Pyrrha),]] tend to fly right over his head.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Patroklos' name would normally be pronounced 'p'TROK-lus'. Instead, it's pronounced 'pa-TROH-kuh-lus'. For some reason.
* JackOfAllStats: Quite average, though his range is understandably limited while he has good ring out abilities and unusually high meter gain.
** [[spoiler: DifficultButAwesome]][=/=][[spoiler: EliteTweak]]: [[spoiler: Alpha]] Patroklos, which uses the execution-heavy style of [[spoiler: Setsuka]]. Essentially a complete inversion of how he starts out, as part of his CharacterDevelopment and [[WildMassGuessing possibly the game directors desire to push players towards getting better.]]
* JusticeWillPrevail: He's like the [[FatalFury Kim Kaphwan]] of ''Soulcalibur''. One of his quotes even has Patroklos triumphantly proclaim [[IAmTheNoun "I am justice!"]]
* KnightTemplar: For Soul Calibur. [[spoiler:Especially when he stabs Pyrrha.]]
** BrainwashedAndCrazy: This ties in to this trope as it's heavily implied that Soul Calibur has some element of control over him.
** [[spoiler:This is eventually subverted when Patroklos decides to save Pyrrha rather than following Soul Calibur's wish.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: Has one that plays in at least three stages and several cutscenes.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
** ShieldBash
* ManInWhite
* MeaningfulName: Could very well be named after [[Literature/TheIliad Patroclus]].
* MisplacedRetribution: Holy hell, yes. [[spoiler: Especially after the artbook revealed that Tira ''didn't'' kill his mother.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: His entire thought process after [[spoiler:killing his own sister]] could be summed up as, "Uh, whoops... I need a rewind button." Luckily [[spoiler:Edge Master]] granted that wish.
* {{Shoryuken}}: Uses one [[http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2011-soul-calibur/714560 here]] as the finishing blow of his Critical Edge.
* ShownTheirWork: His last name was recently corrected (in-game) to the more accurate Alexand''er'', which follows the Greek principle of attributing gender-specific endings to family names.
* SingleStrokeBattle: [[spoiler:Alpha Patroklos's Critical Edge. It's basically a less flashy version of Setsuka's Critical Finish. [[RecycledINSPACE With crystals]].]]
* [[TellMeAboutMyFather Tell Me About My Mother]]: He had been raised by his father, Rothion. Rothion would convey stories about [[ActionMom Sophitia]] and her holy mission to destroy Soul Edge. Patroklos, as a result, desired to become a holy warrior, [[SoProudOfYou just like his mother.]]
** MissingMom
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: As seen in his Critical Edge.
* UngratefulBastard: People try to help him and he just keeps throwing it in their faces. Meets up with Siegfried's group, who help him find his long-lost sister. What does he do? He ditches them without a second thought. Meets Ivy, who patches him up after a recent fight. What does he do? Angrily claims that he didn't need her help, and that it's worth nothing. [[spoiler:His sister saves him from Nightmare. What does he do? He ditches her, and later tries to kill her, just because she's a malfested now]].
* 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...

!! Pyrrha Alexandra
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Origin - ''[[TurksWithTroops Athens, Ottoman Empire (Greece)]]''

Weapon(s) - [[HeroesPreferSwords Short sword]] and [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]], [[spoiler:Soul Edge - Short sword and shield]]

->''"I'm sorry, I have no choice..."''
->''[[spoiler: "Such a strong soul! Such a pretty soul! And it's all...yours..."]]''

-->Voiced By: Nozomi Sasaki (Japanese), Creator/LauraBailey (English)

Daughter of Sophitia, also a main character. After being kidnapped by Tira, she ended up released from Soul Edge's influence at the hand of her mother. Sadly, unlike Patroklos, she ended up not knowing of her family and became an orphan. [[spoiler: After Siegfried defeated Nightmare, baby Pyrrha began to die as Soul Edge's power waned, so [[HeroicSacrifice Sophitia removed the last fragment of Soul Edge from within her body to let Pyrrha live]].]] Pyrrha was eventually enslaved by [[spoiler: Dampierre]], and was bought by a noble named Jurgis, who freed her, employed her as a maid, and eventually proposed to her. On the night before their wedding, Jurgis was killed [[spoiler: by Tira]] and Pyrrha was framed and arrested. Tira approached her and gave her her mother's weapons, [[spoiler: awakening the dormant fragment of Soul Edge within her.]] She now sets out alongside Tira, who manipulates her [[spoiler: in order to fully awaken the [[SuperPoweredEvilSide cursed power within her]]. She eventually succeeds Nightmare as the wielder of Soul Edge, becoming Pyrrha Omega, but ultimately rejects Soul Edge's power and helps Patroklos destroy both Soul Swords.]]

* ActionSurvivor: Rare female example and highly unusual for the series. Unlike the other combatants, it's strongly suggested that Pyrrha has little experience in battle, as evidenced by her timid guard stance and somewhat clumsy repertoire of throws.
* ApologeticAttacker She ''really'' [[ApologizesALot takes after her mother]].
* AscendedExtra: Same as her brother.
* AssKicksYou: Her Hip Charge attack counts, as do her Bottoms Up and Heaven's Rider grabs.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: For all her [[ShrinkingViolet meekness]], when her brother is in danger she ''will'' step up.
* TheBerserker: It's hinted in [[spoiler:Pyrrha Omega's]] character bio that whenever Pyrrha gets angry, she "[sets] loose the dark emotions that [she] had sealed deep within her heart" and goes all [[BuffySpeak soul eaty]] on the people around her.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy[=/=]SupernaturalGoldEyes: [[spoiler:As Pyrrha Omega, her sclera are reddish black and her irises are yellow.]]
* BloodKnight: [[spoiler:As Pyrrha Omega, she makes numerous bloodthirsty comments.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Pyrrha Omega''': So red…]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Pyrrha Omega''': I'll… CRUSH YOU!]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Pyrrha Omega''': [[{{Angrish}} GRAAAAAH!!!]] GET OUT OF MY SIGHT!!!]]
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: While she was affected by Tira's MoreThanMindControl, she became this under the influence of Soul Edge.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Oh boy… the sheer amount of heartbreak she goes through is painful.
* TheCorruption: Subject to it in ''IV'', and when Tira activates the dormant shard of Soul Edge within her in ''V'' it only gets worse... [[DoubleSubversion Double Subverted]] by the end, as she still has her corrupted arm, but her eyes, voice, and personality return to normal.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Especially in her darker form.
* DarkMagicalGirl: While she wields her mother's sacred weapons, she is a malfested and is ultimately chosen to be the new host for Soul Edge.
* {{Determinator}}: She eventually ''overcomes Soul Edge's influence'' and uses it free her brother from crystal stasis.
* DeadlyHug: One of her grabs has her drag her opponent to the ground and impale themselves on her sword.
* DistaffCounterpart: To [[spoiler: Nightmare as Pyrrha Omega.]]
* TheDrifter: [[WordOfGod Hisaharu Tago]] has said this is how she spent her life, since she was kidnapped as a young child and therefore [[TearJerker never got to enjoy any sort of family life growing up]].
* {{Expy}}: Similar to her bro, she is one to both her mom and aunt, moreso to Sophitia due to her timid personality and fighting style.
** Pyrrha Omega takes it further by being a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute direct port]] of her mother's moveset plus a few moves from her aunt.
* TheIngenue: Is a naive and gentle girl who resents having to fight.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: Is a character in [[QueensBlade Queen's Gate]].
* FanNickname: Oprah as [[spoiler:Pyrrha Omega]].
* FragileFlower: In personality, but not ability, if she's forced.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Her breasts jiggle when she shies away in her opening cutscene.
* GroinAttack: Seems to run in the female side of the family.
* JackOfAllStats: It ''also'' seems to run in the family.
** DifficultButAwesome: [[spoiler:Pyrrha Omega lacks versatility but makes up for it with higher damage and greater guard pressure.]]
* LonersAreFreaks: Pyrrha is shunned and ostracized due to hanging with Tira, and winds up being accused of murders.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Pyrrha's sword and shield were enchanted by Hephaestus to pretty much fight for their wielder.
* MadeASlave: Prior to the events of ''SCV'', Pyrrha was purchased by a nobleman's son named Jurgis (the Greek equivalent of 'George') in a slave market, and began working as a {{maid}}.
** ReleaseYourSlaves: Jurgis fell in love with Pyrrha, and eventually proposed to her.....
** UnwittingPawn: That night however, he was murdered. Pyrrha was [[FrameUp blamed]], arrested and imprisoned. Soon afterwards Tira, the ''real'' culprit, appeared outside her cell and with skillful words, she wormed her way into Pyrrha's heart...
* MiniDressOfPower: Wears a dress with a [[DangerouslyShortSkirt absurdly high hemline]] for the time period.
* NotQuiteBackToNormal: [[spoiler:She keeps her RedRightHand after getting rid of Soul Edge.]]
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Everyone around Pyrrha dies and she is blamed for it. The culprit, Tira, even mentions this to her. Tira mentions it again when Pyrrha became [[spoiler:Pyrrha Omega. At first, Pyrrha still had the same personality, but she was pushed away from her brother (who, without her, would have eaten a Soul Edge to the face) just because she became malfested.]]
* PantyShot: In-battle, her skirt occasionally flies up enough for a shot at her undies. Especially noticeable in [[spoiler:her darker form. ]]
* PossessionImpliesMastery: Same as her mother and aunt: her sword and shield are basically fighting for her.
* PowerEchoes: As [[spoiler:Pyrrha Omega]], her voice is distorted.
* RedRightHand: [[spoiler:Just like Nightmare, Pyrrha's entire right arm mutates after she is confirmed a worthy candidate to be Soul Edge's wielder. Unfortunately, unlike the other wielders who got back their normal bodies after rejecting Soul Edge's influence, this one sticks. [[FreakinessShame Good thing Patroklos loves his sister just the way she is.]]]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: While she does take Sophitia's role as the target for Tira's antagonism and the pawn in her schemes, Tira ''also'' plans on making poor Pyrrha [[spoiler:a replacement Nightmare after rejecting the current one. Yes, the Nightmare that Tira was arguably in love with.]]
** She actually loves [[CargoShip Soul Edge itself]]. The new Nightmare (Graf Dumas) is more into taking over the world than destroying it.
* ReluctantWarrior: Her pre-fight animation sees her worriedly ''back away'' from her opponent, luckily she's a {{Badass}} if pushed.
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Pyrrha Omega's character bio mentions the shard of Soul Edge within her is corroding her sanity.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: One of most timid characters in the series.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The shard of Soul Edge she carries within her slowly transforms her into [[spoiler:Pyrrha Omega]], once she succumbs to [[spoiler:her malfestation and Soul Edge's influence]].
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Tira, good God...
--> '''Pyrrha''': "Tira, you're [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter the only one]] [[TheOnlyOneICanTrust I can ever trust]]..."
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Starts out as an innocent, drifting Woobie with no home or family of her own; being kidnapped by Tira at a young age followed by the demise of her mother resulted in her spending the next 17 years of her life searching aimlessly for somewhere to belong, regularly attacked and forced to kill or be killed due to Tira's manipulations to make her a suitable heir to [[ArtifactOfDoom Soul Edge]]. When she finally reunites with her long-lost brother Patroklos, however, things finally seem about to get better for her. [[spoiler:Then Patroklos finds out Pyrrha is [[TheCorruption Malfested]] when she taps into her SuperpoweredEvilSide to save him from the BigBad, Nightmare. The still gentle and mostly-innocent but now ''utterly terrifying'' Pyrrha turns to Patroklos in concern to make sure he's OK only for Patroklos to point his sword at her in the midst of a HeroicBSOD, finally running away from her in horror. Pyrrha, heartbroken, decides she can never trust anyone but Tira and willingly takes up Soul Edge to escape being alone. The resulting entity Pyrrha Omega, is extremely violent and deadly compared to the frightened and naive Pyrrha, but she screams as much in ''pain'' as in rage while she fights, and doesn't seem so much to be possessed by Soul Edge as she is madly lashing out at ''everything'', thinking the entire world is her enemy and desperately needing to do something, ''anything'' to escape her pain.]]
--> '''Pyrrha''': [[SanitySlippage Stop hurting me... stop rejecting me... stop killing me!!!]]
* YouAreNotAlone: This is all she wants said to her. [[spoiler:Tira and Soul Edge both promise this, but Patroklos is the one who finally delivers.]]
* YouthfulFreckles: She has them, playing up her childlike personality.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A.

!! Natsu
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Origin - ''[[FeudalJapan Izumo, Japan]]'' [[note]]The Rising Sun symbol shown here is unique, as it is the only national flag of all the characters in the series that is unchanged since the late 1500's, when the game is set. It has been an imperial badge since the 14th century.[[/note]]

Weapon(s) - [[StockNinjaWeaponry Dual kodachi]]

->''"You don't stand a chance!"''

-->Voiced By: FuyukaOoura (Japanese), Creator/KateHiggins (English)

A girl who is Taki's disciple. Is the host of a demon called Arahabaki. According to [[AllThereInTheManual New Legends of Project Soul]], Taki and a ninja named Juju were sent to exorcise Arahabaki, who possessed Juju. Taki was forced to kill her, and Arahabaki rampaged until he possessed the infant Natsu. Feeling guilty, Taki took her in and raised her as her apprentice. When Taki vanished on a mission, Natsu set out with Leixia, Maxi, and Xiba to find her. She also doubles as Leixia's bodyguard.

* ActionGirl
* DualWielding: Uses two small [[KatanasAreJustBetter ninjato]], just like her mentor.
* {{Expy}}: To her mentor Taki, as she possesses some of her moves with a much youthful twist.
* FlashStep
* HappilyAdopted: Implied to have been raised by Chie.
* LightningBruiser: One of the fastest characters easily, able to deal lots of damage as well. Compensated for by relative her lack of reach and inability to space well.
* {{Mukokuseki}}: Despite being Japanese by birth, she sports utterly unrealistic ''strawberry-blonde'' hair. The incongruence is compounded by the fact that the game is set in the early 1600's, when it would have been impossible to dye brown/black Asian hair such a light shade. It seems odder still, because Namco took care to explain that Setsuka's fair hair is a result of her being ethnically European.
** On the other hand, she does have comparatively (realistic) European features compared to the other Asian characters (i.e. her eyes are a bit wider and less almond shaped than Leixia's). It's quite possible that she's actually of European descent, as well... [[OverusedCopycatCharacter making her the THIRD blonde, Western castaway in the series...]]
* {{Ninja}}
** HighlyVisibleNinja: Her ninja garb is a very lush shade of reddish-pink (even brighter than Taki's).
* {{Orochi}}: The Japanese art book reveals that Arahabaki is one.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Has the demon Arahabaki sealed inside her.

!! Z.W.E.I.
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Origin - ''[[PartsUnknown Unknown]]'' [[note]]His expanded storyline, as revealed by the New Legends of Project Soul artbook, implies that the (historic) Kingdom of Hungary is his likely homeland, as he fought for the Kingdom in defense of Holy Roman occupation alongside (real-life) Hungarian nobles. The Kingdom's flag is presented here.[[/note]]

Weapon(s) - [[CoolSword Sword]] and [[ImprobableWeaponUser summoned spirit]]

->''"You're outta your league, so scram!"''

-->Voiced By: Creator/KentaMiyake (Japanese), Creator/MatthewMercer (English)

A mysterious, intimidating man who wields a short sword, but utilizes a strange tonfa-like grip in renders (but a normal grip in gameplay screenshots). Is capable of summoning a wolf spirit {{familiar}} named "E.I.N." to aid him in battle. He is currently working with Siegfried to find Soul Calibur's new wielder.

* ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma: No information from the game, nor the artbook, not even from [[WordOfGod Project Soul]] themselves has ever been given about who or what the hell this guy is.
* {{Badass}}: Anyone who has the guts to [[spoiler:take on Nightmare and ''win'']] deserves this acclaim.
** BackToBackBadasses: With Siegfried in the story, during a skirmish with Graf Dumas' forces. One of his victory poses shows him back to back with E.I.N.
* BilingualBonus: His name means "two" in German.
** The wolf-spirit he can summon is named E.I.N., which is "one."
** His sword is named "Kreuzgriff," which is German for "Cross Handle." This explains its unique shape.
* ChainedByFashion
* DifficultButAwesome: His fighting style requires a completely different mindset to utilize than any other character, focusing heavily on guard pressure and making good reads(moreso than any other character by a significant margin).
* FightingSpirit: Is able to call forth upon E.I.N., an ethereal wolf with a crescent moon lodged into its stomach, to fight alongside him.
* FunWithAcronyms: Not that we know what the acronym is for...
* HellBentForLeather
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Z.W.E.I. definitely has [[SummonMagic strange powers]], but he uses them for good. That doesn't stop the average person from thinking otherwise. Opposing a political ruler's [[WitchHunt Malfested Hunts]] might have something to do with that.
* TheLancer: To Siegfried in ''V''.
* MulticoloredHair: Mostly black, with several patches of white randomly scattered about.
* MysteriousPast
** NoNameGiven: Z.W.E.I. is just what he calls himself.
** PartsUnknown: His [[AllThereInTheManual official bio]] is surprisingly scant on detail, with his birthplace, age, date of birth, blood-type and even his real name simply listed as "unknown". This is in stark contrast to the far more detailed bios of the rest of the cast. Whether these details were left out to simply [[MysteriousPast enhance his mystery]], or that he (arguably) is a more [[ArtShift otherworldly character]] than the rest of the cast and is therefore more difficult to categorise in a [[MagicRealism real-world setting]], remains open to debate....
*** BeenThereShapedHistory: Perhaps to lend his character some grounding in reality, according to the game's follow-up [[AllThereInTheManual New Legends of Project Soul]] artbook, he fought alongside real-life Transylvanian nobleman [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Istvan Bocskai]] (Stephen Bocskay) when he tried to oppose the Holy Roman Empire's attempts to spread Roman Catholicism into the Kingdom of Hungary. History plays out when Rudolf II's (The Holy Roman Emperor at the time) brother, Archduke Matthias, proposed a peace settlement, known as the Peace of Vienna, only for Bocskai to be poisoned by his chancellor, Mihaly Kathay ([[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy who was Malfested]]). Since it was Graf Dumas/[[spoiler:Nightmare/Raphael's body]] who led the Holy Roman Army during this struggle, this is how he and Z.W.E.I first met, and the reason why Dumas wants him dead so badly.
* 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]]:-- [[MedievalJapan 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.
** WrongContextMagic
* ReverseGrip: More of a side grip, but arming swords typically were not held like that. Subverted in his actual gameplay; he knows how to hold a sword, though he switches to the side grip for certain attacks.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:The last time he is seen in the story, he was thrown off of a cliff. It's not known if he survived.]]
* VaporWear: Strange male example, but [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/soulcalibur/images/d/d0/Sc5_pub_2d_zwei1b-copy.jpg his sagging pants and unzipped fly show that he's not wearing any underwear underneath.]]

!! Yan Leixia
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Origin - ''[[ImperialChina Luoyang, Ming Empire (China)]]'' [[note]]The flag shown here is that of the Ming Empire.[[/note]]

Weapon(s) - [[HeroesPreferSwords Jian]]

->''"We can talk afterward. Come on, let's fight!"''

-->Voiced By: Yoshino Nanjo (Japanese), Creator/LaurenLanda (English)

Xianghua's fifteen-year-old daughter. Fled her home in China to avoid being married to the Emperor after she came into possession of the Dvapara-Yuga necklace.

* AnimeChineseGirl
* ArrangedMarriage: Xianghua would far prefer her daughter to become one of the Ming Emperor's wives, than pursue her dreams of seeing the world outside Ming (China).
* DistractedByTheSexy: When Leixia suggests Patroklos might be a strong opponent, Natsu and Maxi accuse her of deciding this entirely on attractiveness.
* {{Expy}}: To Xianghua ([[CaptainObvious for the right reasons]]) in a similar manner as how Natsu is one to Taki.
* FragileSpeedster: Very much like her mother, she lacks much in the way of high damage attacks or combos for the most part but makes up for it with attacks that tend to be both fast and safe as well as enough cancels and mixups to confuse anyone.
* FlowerMotifs: Her primary costume is designed around a lotus flower.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* IBrokeANail
-->'''Leixia''': "Aww... No fair! You got me all dirty!"
* ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: Her stage, "Grand Festival of Guandi Temple," is set during Chinese New Year.
* JumpedAtTheCall: In ''Soulcalibur V'''s promotional material she is referred to as "A Young Lady Longing for an Adventure."
* JusticeWillPrevail: Is said at the end of her Critical Edge. She probably got it from her mom.
* LittleMissBadass: Is only 15 years old during the events of ''V''.
* [[spoiler:LongLostSibling: Xiba is her older half brother; he's the result of an affair between her mother and Kilik.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Somewhat, her looks were modeled after French ''SC'' player Kayane, making the latter something of an [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]].
* PrettyInMink: Her 2P attire gives Leixia a fur hood.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her mother. [[YouRemindMeOfX It's even remarked upon by Kilik.]]
* TheRunaway: Leaves home when she finds out her mom plans to [[ArrangedMarriage marry her off to the Emperor]].
* TragicKeepsake: She has Kilik's (Dvapara-Yuga) necklace, and he is one of the "ill-fated characters" of ''SCV'' as Daishi says, whatever that may mean. However, most of that plotline was cut from the final game.

!! Viola
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Origin - ''[[Main/{{Arcadia}} "A place of roses and lilies"]]''

Weapon(s) - [[CrystalBall Crystal ball]] & [[WolverineClaws steel claw]]

->''"In the moon, I see everything."''

-->Voiced By: Creator/HitomiNabatame (Japanese), Creator/HeatherHoganWatson (English)

A mysterious girl who serves Z.W.E.I. Fights using a metal claw and a summoned energy orb. She is apparentlly amnesic, and follows Z.W.E.I out of necessity, believing that he can lead her to the truth.

* AlwaysVSexy
* BadassCape
* CombatStilettos
* CrystalBall: [[ImprobableWeaponUser Her secondary weapon.]]
* ElegantGothicLolita
* FairyTaleMotifs: Her [[WordOfGod official bio]] is especially whimsical, listing her birthplace as "a place of roses and lilies" and her blood type as "twisted strings of red and blue," which is in stark contrast to the more factual bios of the rest of the cast.
** ShoutOut: Her oddly lyrical birthplace bio entry owes its origins to Tennyson's 1855 poem ''Maud'', in which it is said of the titular heroine: "You have but fed on the roses and lain in the lilies of life," suggesting a sheltered, protected upbringing.
* FortuneTeller: Has the look of one. Her theme in ''V'' is even entitled "Wandering Seer" and she has a second, Quick Battle-only theme named "Dance of the Oracle."
* GradualGrinder: Viola herself doesn't deal much base damage, but compensates with her high combo potential and unpredictable orb summoning, chipping away the opponent's health in the strangest ways.
* HotGypsyWoman: Her 2P outfit.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In a series that prides itself on presenting real-life weapons and fighting styles (with a [[MagicRealism fantasy twist]]), her magic orb stands out as being ''completely'' [[HowUnscientific fantasy based]].
** WrongContextMagic
* InvulnerableKnuckles: An extreme example. She wields only a small set of thimble-like claws on her right hand, and in a game where her opponents are armed to the teeth with katanas, giant axes and halberds, it is unclear how she manages to guard and parry their attacks, especially as she simply holds her barely protected ''hands'' up to block.
** However, if one looks closely at Viola while she guards, they will notice a weird, disc-shaped [[BarrierWarrior translucent shield]] momentarily form before her on impact, possibly meaning she doesn't use her claws or bare hands to guard, rather a magic shield.
** MusclesAreMeaningless: As with Talim above, but she at least wields tonfas, a weapon with defensive capabilities.
* IdentityAmnesia: Her character blurb states that she is unaware of her past...
* InTheHood
* LadyOfBlackMagic
* MysteriousWaif: Definitely gives off this vibe.
* OddFriendship: Sees Z.W.E.I. as a kindred spirit, as she believes both of them were given inhuman powers that forces them to have to wander through life alone.
* OjouRinglets
* PuppetFighter: One of the first examples of these in a 3D fighting game. Her crystal ball acts as the puppet, and she has a separate movelist for when it's set in play as well as when it's not.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* StockingFiller: She sports fish-net stockings with a spider-web motif incorporated.
* SuspiciouslySimilarOutfit: Her overall look is strikingly similar to Amy's (the hair, dress, tights, etc.), and she is voiced by the same voice actresses as Amy in both Japanese and English, leading to theories that she ''is'' actually Amy...
** ShrugOfGod: The staff has stated that she is not related to Amy, but they were quite vague on that statement, possibly referring to her fighting style and not her looks. The plot thickens...
* WolverineClaws: Her weapon, a vicious spiked glove reminiscent of [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger's]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A

!!Xiba
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Origin - ''[[ImperialChina Zhen Hang Mountain, Ming Empire (China)]]''

Weapon(s) - [[SimpleStaff Rod]]

->''"If food is on the line, I better win this!"''

-->Voiced By: Creator/ToshiyukiToyonaga (Japanese), Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (English)

Kilik's successor for ''SCV'', Edge Master told Maxi that to save Kilik, Xiba would have to inherit the Kali-Yuga. And so, off they go, on their Literature/{{journey to the west}}. [[spoiler:He inherits the Kali-Yuga {{offscreen|MomentOfAwesome}} from Kilik. The Japanese official artbook, and character profile from other countries, reveal that Xiba is the estranged son of Kilik and Xianghua.]]

* AnimalMotifs: Monkeys. In fact he's one big ShoutOut to Sun Wukong.
* BigEater: He's munching on a roast leg of lamb in his official artwork and all he talks about is food.
* BladeOnAStick: A few of his alternate weapons.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: His 1P outfit.
* DubInducedPlotHole: For some reason Xiba's family ties are not present in his English profile, while all other language options has it; in fact, Xiba's profile is all but cut short ''in all'' English official sources.
* {{Expy}}: Of the protagonist of the famous Chinese novel ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', Sun Wukong. His bio makes this explicit.
** Gameplay-wise, he's an expy of Kilik.
* TheFool
* KidHero
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to Kilik.
* [[spoiler:LongLostSibling: Leixia is his half-sister.]]
* NemeanSkinning: He wears a tiger-skin wrapped round his waist, complete with a tail that further enhances his [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Monkey]] shout-out.
* ObsessedWithFood: To the point he even yells "FOOOOOOOOD!" if defeated in battle.
* [[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?]]]]
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He's the shortest male to appear in the series, standing at 5'5".
* SimpleStaff
* TrueCompanions: He travels with Maxi, Leixia, and Natsu, and calls the villagers living in the foothills of the Zhen Hang Mountain his family.

!![[spoiler:Elysium]]

Origin - [[spoiler:''The living incarnation of the holy sword, Soul Calibur'']]
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Weapon - [[spoiler:Soul Calibur - All weapons[[note]]wielded by women[[/note]]]]

->''"In me, place all of your trust."''

-->Voiced By: [[spoiler:Creator/ChieNakamura]] (Japanese), [[spoiler:Diane Holmby]] (English)

[[spoiler:The origin of the voice that called out to Cassandra as she touched Soul Calibur in her ending in ''IV''. As Inferno is the embodiment of Soul Edge, so too is Elysium to Soul Calibur. While Inferno seeks to bring chaos to the world, Elysium wishes to bring order. However, her methods for doing so are that of a WellIntentionedExtremist[=/=]KnightTemplar who is willing to remove all obstacles in that path. She appears to Patroklos in the image of his mother, flat-out lying to him that there is no way to save Pyrrha from her fate. When Patroklos ultimately refuses to be her pawn, she attempts to seize control of his body and turn him into her own equivalent of Nightmare, but Patroklos and Pyrrha subdue her together and seemingly destroy both Soul Calibur and Soul Edge.]]

* AngelicBeauty: Appears as a beautiful, winged woman dressed in white and surrounded by an aura of light.
* [[spoiler: AnthropomorphicPersonification: Elysium is to Soul Calibur what Inferno is to Soul Edge.]]
* TheChessmaster: Manipulates Siegfried and Patroklos to attain her own goals.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: And it's translucent.
* [[spoiler:DistaffCounterpart]]: To [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad Inferno]]]].
* DittoFighter: She matches the moves of the female characters, but has exclusive moves when posing as [[spoiler:Pyrrha Omega.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler: Berates Cassandra for trying to destroy Soul Calibur in her ending in ''IV''.]]
* {{Expy}}: Looks just like [[spoiler:Sophitia...]]
** [[spoiler:AFormYouAreComfortableWith: ... because that was the form Patroklos wanted to see. It definitely made manipulating him easier.]]
* TheFaceless: Wears a mask that covers most of her face in battle. [[spoiler:It's noticeably missing when she first meets Patroklos.]]
* [[spoiler:GrandTheftMe: When Patroklos refused to follow her plans, she attempted to turn him into her version of Nightmare, kind of like what she briefly did to Siegfried in ''V'''s opening cinematic]]
* HolyHandGrenade: Her [[LimitBreak Critical Edge]] no matter the moveset involves [[PowerGivesYouWings spreading wings]] and calling light from above, which heavily damages the opponent.
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:After seeing Siegfried's ''SCIV'' ending and ''SCV'''s bad ending, ''yes''.]]
* [[spoiler:LightIsNotGood: She is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of [[UnholyHolySword Soul Calibur]].]]
* [[spoiler:[[MalevolentMaskedMan Malevolent Masked Woman]]: Manifests a visor over her face when preparing to fight Patroklos.]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard: Manipulates Siegfried in ''IV'' and Patroklos in ''V'', and tries to manipulate Cassandra in her ending in ''IV''.]]
* [[spoiler:MeaningfulName: Elysium is basically the Greek form of Heaven for warriors which makes it the opposite of Inferno, who is named after Hell.]].
* [[spoiler:NoBiologicalSex: Technically genderless; she only takes a female form out of necessity to manipulate Patroklos.]]
* [[spoiler:OurAngelsAreDifferent: She looks like an angel but is in fact the manifestation of Soul Calibur, in the same way that Inferno is the manifestation of Soul Edge.]]
* PantyShot: Aplenty in-game.
* PerpetualMolt: Seen in her intro.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Is possibly the ''least'' clad character in the entire series. Yes, even less than ''Ivy at her worst'', although her 2P outfit is much less revealing.
* WalkingSpoiler: Given her role in ''V'''s Story Mode, most of the tropes involving her are censored.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Wants to bring [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans peace to the world]].
* WingsDoNothing: Despite her wings, she is not immune to {{Ring Out}}s.

!!Ezio Auditore da Firenze
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Origin - ''{{Florence}}, Florentine Republic (Italy)'' [[note]] The flag shown here is that of the Republic of Florence. At the time the series is set, modern-day Italy was separated into several smaller city-states and Kingdoms.[[/note]]

Weapon(s) - [[MultiMeleeMaster Hidden Blades (two), Roman Longsword, Stiletto, Hidden Gun, Crossbow]]

->''"Requiescat en pace."''

--> Voiced By: Creator/TomokazuSeki (Japanese), RogerCraigSmith (English)

The main character of ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Assassin's Creed II]]''. The son of a Florentine banker (and ex-Assassin) from [[TheRenaissance Renaissance Italy]] whose life of luxury was shattered when his father and brothers were framed and executed. Seeking vengeance, he embraced his true heritage as an Assassin, and worked his way up to become one of the most prominent leaders the order had ever known.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassCape: A white half-cape, which conveniently covers all of his left-side weapons when not in use.
** BadassGrandpa: His appearance is based off ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]]'' (as that game's release was when Namco Bandai started collaborating with Ubisoft), where he was between ages 40 and 48.
** BadassNormal: Arguably considered to be one, at least compared to most of the other characters and guest fighters in the ''Soul'' series.
* BattleThemeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt2qhuTWrs4 Uses a cover of]] ''ACII'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EaRHlo4B0Y "Venice Rooftops"]] as seen in his announcement trailer.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His Hidden Blades, which he uses for many of his melee attacks, including an unblockable attack that resembles the high-profile "flying" assassinations in the ''Assassin's Creed'' series. His Hidden Gun also counts, as it's mounted alongside on his left-forearm hidden blade.
* CanonWelding: The official backstory has Ezio making a stop in his quest to kill Cesare Borgia to recover a treasure that the Templars stole when they raided Forli; however, as soon as he opens the box, the Animus flips out and jumps ahead to Ezio waiting for the ship to Navarre. This sets the event just before the final battle of ''Brotherhood''.
* ForeignCussWord: When his grapple is blocked, Ezio may shout "Cazzo!" (Fuck), amongst other choice words at other times.
* FullNameBasis: Is the only character whose last name is displayed and read by the announcer.
* GratuitousItalian
* GuestFighter: Confirmed to be playable in both the [[{{Playstation3}} PS3]] and {{Xbox 360}} versions, due to ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' being multi-platform.
* HitlerCam: Used when he wins a match.
* InTheHood
* JackOfAllTrades
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: His intro quote as the first fighter ("Insieme per la vittoria!") roughly translate to "Together, we will be victorious!". Make of it what you will [[labelnote:*]]Maybe he's talking to Desmond?[[/labelnote]]. It also counts as a ShoutOut, to the first words we hear him say in VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII.
* ManInWhite
* MeaningfulName: Ezio being derived from a Greek word for eagle, he's "The Eagle of Florence."
* MultiMeleeMaster: Just look at the weapons he has in his arsenal! To quote [[Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli Machiavelli]] in his announcement trailer: "Before else, be armed."
** Shown mainly during his Critical Edge attack, where he slashes his opponent with his stiletto, hidden blade, ''and'' longsword, then finishes the attack with a crossbow bolt and an immediate follow-up hidden gun shot.
** Namco Bandai actually cited this as ''the'' main challenge when it came to balancing Ezio as a fighting game character.
** NamedWeapons: Somewhat averted, in a similar manner as the ''StarWars'' guest fighters, as the site simply gives his weapon name as "The Hidden Blade." (Funny as this only applies to one out of God knows how many weapons he has.)
** The Japanese profile refers to it as "Assassin Blade."
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "I tried to warn you!" (said before Ezio performs his Critical Edge attack.)
* PrimalStance: Averted, Ezio's fighting stance is his idle stance from ''Assassin's Creed''.
* ProfessionalKiller: His reveal trailer even dubs him "Master Assassin." Quoting [[LeonardoDaVinci Da Vinci]], "Our lives are made by the death of others."
* PostMortemOneLiner: "The world will be better without you." and "May no one remember your name." The former one actually counts as a ShoutOut to ''Brotherhood'', as Ezio used this line to destroy one of Leonardo Da Vinci's war machines, while the latter is used after Ezio defeats [[FinalBoss Cesare Borgia]].
** He also uses his main one-liner from ''Assassin's Creed'' ("Requiescat In Pace"), when using his Hidden Gun unblockable attack.
* TheSlowWalk: How Ezio is introduced in his reveal trailer before "dropping in" on Nightmare and delivering his first line.
* TalkingToHimself: He shares his [[RogerCraigSmith English VA]] with Siegfried.

!![[{{Tekken}} Devil Jin]]
In a seemingly opposite situation compared to ''III'''s KOS-MOS example, Devil Jin's moveset is exclusive to custom characters, with the appropriate Create-a-Soul parts available for purchase as part of the first Tekken parts pack. To get the Soul (read: fighting style) of Devil Jin, one must defeat the ghost Harada TEKKEN, who uses his style, in Quick Battle mode, or reach Player Level 5.

* AscendedGlitch: The Tekken 3 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6H1AU49TDo Twin Lancer cancel glitch]] returns as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jrod0ApD_E hidden move]] that costs meter to cancel.
* BareFistedMonk
* CallBack: The theme that plays when fighting Harada TEKKEN in Quick Battle mode is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDcnRvZZ4wU "Antares,"]] the theme of Devil Jin's home stage in ''Tekken 5'', the Cathedral. This is because the theme was composed by the series' sound director, Junichi Nakatsuru.
* TheCameo
** CreatorCameo: One of the opponents that uses this moveset in Quick Battle is Katsuhiro Harada (Harada TEKKEN), the creator of the ''{{Tekken}}'' series.
* EyeBeams
** FrickinLaserBeams
* PowerGivesYouWings
* {{Shoryuken}}: As an unblockable.

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