Characters: Soulcalibur V

This is a list of characters from the Soul series who made their debut or appeared in the sixth game of the series, Soulcalibur V.

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     Patroklos Alexander 

Patroklos Alexander

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Origin - Athens, Ottoman Empire (Greece) note 

Weapon(s) - Short sword and shield, Soul Calibur - Iai sword

"Take up your sword and accept your death!"
I've made a vow to better myself."

Voiced By: KENN (Japanese), Yuri Lowenthal (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. He eventually succeeds Siegfried as the wielder of Soul Calibur, becoming Alpha Patroklos.

  • Ascended Extra: Previously mentioned in his mom's profile.
  • Anti-Hero: He's initially a self-righteous Jerkass who murders a man because he thought he was a malfested. It takes a while, but he eventually gets his heart and mind in the right place.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Becomes one if fighting Pyrrha, often latching "sorry" on to the end of some attacks. Must be a family thing...
  • Big Brother Instinct: 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: Like most male characters, he is designed to a clean face and other features typical of the trope.
  • Break the Haughty: 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. This is when he starts losing it, but he's not quite broken enough yet. Pyrrha turning into Pyrrha Omega and revealing herself as a Malfested finally pushes him into a Heroic BSOD.
  • Burn the Witch!: Towards the Malfested.
  • Cat Smile: Seen here.
  • Calling Your Attacks: TRUE JUSTICE!
  • Character Development: He goes from a guy who just wants revenge against the Malfested and will kill anyone who even barely looks it to almost becoming Soul Calibur's Knight Templar to moving past his hatred to save his sister. YMMV on how believable or well-written it actually is.
  • Coming-of-Age Story: What the entire story mode boils down to for him.
  • Crystal Prison: The holy spirit sword Soul Calibur of all things does this to him as part of an invocation of Grand Theft Me towards the end of the story mode. Pyrrha helps him break free.
  • 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.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The scene after his first battle in story mode has him accusing a man of being a Malfested because he's "pale and filthy". After the man denies this, Patroklos stabs him in the back, while gleefully stating how unfortunate it is that the man can't prove his innocence.
  • Expy: Alpha Patroklos has inherited Setsuka's fighting style. Minus the 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 suffer a My God, What Have I Done? 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?
  • For Great Justice: Many of his quotes reek of this.
  • Freakiness Shame: Grabs Pyrrha's demonic hand after she offers it to him and starts pulling it back.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Alpha Patroklos will say certain moves in Japanese, probably as a side effect of the below.
  • Heroic BSOD: He gets a big one after realizing that all of those people Dumas had him kill were actually innocent people, not Malfested. This comes within literal minutes of him discovering 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 Unwitting Pawn of Graf Dumas and later Elysium.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: 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.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Sort of. Patroklos initially 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 wat he holds out the sword in his idle stance is telling) and tells Patroklos essentially to Be Yourself, 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).
    • Contrived Coincidence: The above... which was required to keep the iaido style within the series, whilst dropping the previous wielder, Setsuka.
  • Idiot Hero: Things that should be obvious, such as the nature of the Obviously Evil 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.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: Patroklos' name would normally be pronounced 'p'TROK-lus'. Instead, it's pronounced 'pa-TROH-kuh-lus'. For some reason.
  • Jack of All Stats: Quite average, though his range is understandably limited while he has good ring out abilities and unusually high meter gain.
  • Justice Will Prevail: He's like the Kim Kaphwan of Soulcalibur. One of his quotes even has Patroklos triumphantly proclaim "I am justice!"
  • Knight Templar: For Soul Calibur. Especially when he stabs Pyrrha.
    • Brainwashed and Crazy: This ties in to this trope as it's heavily implied that Soul Calibur has some element of control over him.
    • 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.
  • Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Comes with being an Alexander.
    • Shield Bash: He can use his shield to attack, as well.
  • Man in White: 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.
  • Meaningful Name: Could very well be named after Patroclus.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Holy hell, yes. Especially after the artbook revealed that Tira didn't kill his mother.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: His entire thought process after killing his own sister could be summed up as, "Uh, whoops... I need a rewind button." Luckily Edge Master granted that wish.
  • Shoryuken: Uses one here as the finishing blow of his Critical Edge.
  • Shown Their Work: His last name was recently corrected (in-game) to the more accurate Alexander, which follows the Greek principle of attributing gender-specific endings to family names.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Alpha Patroklos's Critical Edge. It's basically a less flashy version of Setsuka's Critical Finish. With crystals.
  • Tell Me About My Mother: He had been raised by his father, Rothion. Rothion would convey stories about Sophitia and her holy mission to destroy Soul Edge. Patroklos, as a result, desired to become a holy warrior, just like his mother.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: As seen in his Critical Edge.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: 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. 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.
  • Unwitting Pawn: His head-strong passion and sense of justice, as well as his naivety, make him an ideal enabler for both Graf Dumas' and Elysium's machinations...

     Pyrrha Alexandra 

Pyrrha Alexandra

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Origin - Athens, Ottoman Empire (Greece)

Weapon(s) - Short sword and shield, Soul Edge - Short sword and shield

"I'm sorry, I have no choice..."
"Such a strong soul! Such a pretty soul! And it's all...yours..."

Voiced By: Nozomi Sasaki (Japanese), Laura Bailey (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. After Siegfried defeated Nightmare, baby Pyrrha began to die as Soul Edge's power waned, so Sophitia removed the last fragment of Soul Edge from within her body to let Pyrrha live. Pyrrha was eventually enslaved by 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 by Tira and Pyrrha was framed and arrested. Tira approached her and gave her her mother's weapons, awakening the dormant fragment of Soul Edge within her. She now sets out alongside Tira, who manipulates her in order to fully awaken the 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.

  • Action Survivor: 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.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: Pyrrha Omega's entry in the New Legend of Project Soul databook implies that when she is consumed by rage her Malfestation activates, and she is shown fainting after absorbing an enemy's soul and waking up with no memory of what happened afterwards in the Story Mode.
  • Apologetic Attacker: She really takes after her mother.
  • Ascended Extra: Same as her brother.
  • Ass Kicks You: Her Hip Charge attack counts, as do her Bottoms Up and Heaven's Rider grabs.
  • Big Sister Instinct: For all her meekness, when her brother is in danger she will step up.
  • The Berserker: It's hinted in 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 soul eaty on the people around her.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy/Supernatural Gold Eyes: As Pyrrha Omega, her sclera are reddish black and her irises are yellow.
  • Blood Knight: As Pyrrha Omega, she makes numerous bloodthirsty comments.
    Pyrrha Omega: So red…
    Pyrrha Omega: I'll… CRUSH YOU!
    Pyrrha Omega: GRAAAAAH!!! GET OUT OF MY SIGHT!!!
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: While she was affected by Tira's More Than Mind Control, she became this under the influence of Soul Edge.
  • Break the Cutie: Oh boy… the sheer amount of heartbreak she goes through is painful.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Justified considering her lack of combative experience, but for someone who resents fighting she sure has the creativity for underhanded moves, such as dragging someone to the ground during a hug and impaling them with her sword.
  • The Corruption: Subject to it in IV, and when Tira activates the dormant shard of Soul Edge within her in V it only gets worse... Double Subverted by the end, as she still has her corrupted arm, but her eyes, voice, and personality return to normal.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Especially in her darker form.
  • Dark Magical Girl: 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.
  • Deadly Hug: One of her grabs has her drag her opponent to the ground and impale themselves on her sword.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Nightmare as Pyrrha Omega.
  • The Drifter: Hisaharu Tago has said this is how she spent her life, since she was kidnapped as a young child and therefore 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 direct port of her mother's moveset plus a few moves from her aunt.
    • Her role in Story Mode matches Alisa, since both serve as sidekicks to the new protagonist right before both pulled a Face-Heel Turn in the climax.
  • Facial Markings: As Pyrrha Omega she has small, subtle lines under her eyes, which on her official art, make it look like she's crying.
  • The Ingenue: Is a naive and gentle girl who resents having to fight.
  • Intercontinuity Crossover: Is a character in Queen's Gate.
  • Fragile Flower: In personality, but not ability, if she's forced.
  • Gainaxing: Her breasts jiggle when she shies away in her opening cutscene.
  • Groin Attack: Seems to run in the female side of the family.
  • Jack of All Stats: It also seems to run in the family.
    • Difficult but Awesome: Pyrrha Omega lacks versatility but makes up for it with higher damage and greater guard pressure.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Pyrrha is shunned and ostracized due to hanging with Tira, and winds up being accused of murders.
  • Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Pyrrha's sword and shield were enchanted by Hephaestus to pretty much fight for their wielder.
  • Made a Slave: 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.
    • Release Your Slaves: Jurgis fell in love with Pyrrha, and eventually proposed to her...
    • Unwitting Pawn: That night however, he was murdered. Pyrrha was 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...
  • Meaningful Name: Combined with her brother's is a reference to The Iliad, since Pyrrha was the name Achilles used when he was Disguised in Drag.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Wears a dress with a absurdly high hemline for the time period.
  • Not Quite Back to Normal: She keeps her Red Right Hand after getting rid of Soul Edge.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: 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 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.
  • Panty Shot: In-battle, her skirt occasionally flies up enough for a shot at her undies. Especially noticeable in her darker form.
  • Possession Implies Mastery: Same as her mother and aunt: her sword and shield are basically fighting for her.
  • Power Echoes: As Pyrrha Omega, her voice is distorted due to her malfestation.
  • Red Right Hand: 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. Good thing Patroklos comes to love his sister just the way she is.
  • Replacement Goldfish: 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 a replacement Nightmare after rejecting the current one. Yes, the Nightmare that Tira was arguably in love with.
    • She actually loves Soul Edge itself. The new Nightmare (Graf Dumas) is more into taking over the world than destroying it.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Her pre-fight animation sees her worriedly back away from her opponent, but luckily she's a Badass if pushed.
  • Sanity Slippage: Pyrrha Omega's character bio mentions the shard of Soul Edge within her is corroding her sanity.
  • Shrinking Violet: One of most timid characters in the series.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The shard of Soul Edge she carries within her slowly transforms her into Pyrrha Omega, once she succumbs to her malfestation and Soul Edge's influence.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Tira, good God...
    Pyrrha: "Tira, you're the only one I can ever trust..."
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: 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 Soul Edge. When she finally reunites with her long-lost brother Patroklos, however, things finally seem about to get better for her. Then Patroklos finds out Pyrrha is Malfested when she taps into her Superpowered Evil Side to save him from the Big Bad, 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 Heroic BSOD, 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.
  • You Are Not Alone: This is all she wants said to her. Tira and Soul Edge both promise this, but Patroklos is the one who finally delivers.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Was shown absorbing an opponent's soul before passing out in an early cutscene.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has them, playing up her childlike personality.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.



Origin - Izumo, Japan note 

Weapon(s) - Dual kodachi

"You don't stand a chance!"

Voiced By: Fuyuka Ōura (Japanese), Kate Higgins (English)

A girl who is Taki's disciple. Is the host of a demon called Arahabaki. According to 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.

  • Action Girl: Takes after her master, Taki.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She does not return in Lost Swords, ironically being replaced by Taki; the same character she was meant to succeed.
  • Dual Wielding: Uses two small ninjato, just like her mentor.
  • Expy: To her mentor Taki, as she possesses some of her moves with a much youthful twist.
    • Her backstory is practically word-for-word the same one as Naruto's, except for the whole "outcast amongst his peers" part.
  • Flash Step
  • Happily Adopted: Implied to have been raised by Chie.
  • Lightning Bruiser: 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... making her the THIRD blonde, Western castaway in the series...
  • Ninja
    • Highly-Visible Ninja: 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.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Has the demon Arahabaki sealed inside her.
  • Tomboy to Leixia's Girly Girl.



Origin - Unknown note 

Weapon(s) - Sword and summoned spirit

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

Voiced By: Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Matthew Mercer (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.

     Yan Leixia 

Yan Leixia

Origin - Luoyang, Ming Empire (China) note 

Weapon(s) - Jian

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

Voiced By: Yoshino Nanjo (Japanese), Lauren Landa (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.



Origin - "A place of roses and lilies"

Weapon(s) - Crystal ball & steel claw

"In the moon, I see everything."

Voiced By: Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese), Heather Hogan Watson (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.

  • Always V Sexy
  • Badass Cape
  • Combat Stilettos
  • Crystal Ball: Her secondary weapon.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita
  • Fairy Tale Motifs: Her 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.
    • Shout-Out: 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.
  • Fortune Teller: 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."
  • Gradual Grinder: 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.
  • Hot Gypsy Woman: Her 2P outfit.
  • Improbable Weapon User: In a series that prides itself on presenting real-life weapons and fighting styles (with a fantasy twist), her magic orb stands out as being completely fantasy based.
  • Invulnerable Knuckles: 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 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.
    • Muscles Are Meaningless: As with Talim above, but she at least wields tonfas, a weapon with defensive capabilities.
  • Identity Amnesia: Her character blurb states that she is unaware of her past...
  • In the Hood
  • Lady of Black Magic
  • Mysterious Waif: Definitely gives off this vibe.
  • Odd Friendship: 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.
  • Ojou Ringlets
  • Puppet Fighter: 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.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Stocking Filler: She sports fishnet stockings with a spider-web motif incorporated.
  • Suspiciously Similar Outfit: 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...
    • Shrug of God: 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...
  • Wolverine Claws: Her weapon, a vicious spiked glove reminiscent of Freddy Krueger's.
    • Funnily enough, if your created character uses Viola's style, your only weapon pick is the magic orb. The claw attacks may be done with bare hands if you want.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A



Origin - Zhen Hang Mountain, Ming Empire (China)

Weapon(s) - Rod

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

Voiced By: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (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 journey to the west. He inherits the Kali-Yuga offscreen from Kilik. The Japanese official artbook, and character profile from other countries, reveal that Xiba is the estranged son of Kilik and Xianghua.

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Origin - The living incarnation of the holy sword, Soul Calibur

Weapon - Soul Calibur - All weaponsnote 

"In me, place all of your trust."

Voiced By: Chie Nakamura (Japanese), Danielle Judovits (English)

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 Well-Intentioned Extremist/Knight Templar 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.

     Ezio Auditore da Firenze 

Ezio Auditore da Firenze

Origin - Florence, Florentine Republic (Italy) note 

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

"Requiescat en pace."

Voiced By: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Roger Craig Smith (English)

The main character of Assassin's Creed II. The son of a Florentine banker (and ex-Assassin) from 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
    • Badass Baritone
    • Badass Cape: A white half-cape, which conveniently covers all of his left-side weapons when not in use.
    • Badass Grandpa: His appearance is based off Brotherhood (as that game's release was when Namco Bandai started collaborating with Ubisoft), where he was between ages 40 and 48.
    • Badass Normal: Arguably considered to be one, at least compared to most of the other characters and guest fighters in the Soul series.
  • Battle Theme Music: Uses a cover of ACII's "Venice Rooftops" as seen in his announcement trailer.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: 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.
  • Canon Welding: 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.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: When his grapple is blocked, Ezio may shout "Cazzo!" (Fuck), amongst other choice words at other times.
  • Full-Name Basis: Is the only character whose last name is displayed and read by the announcer.
  • Gratuitous Italian
  • Guest Fighter: Confirmed to be playable in both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, due to Assassin's Creed being multi-platform.
  • Hitler Cam: Used when he wins a match.
  • In the Hood
  • Jack-of-All-Trades
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: 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 . It also counts as a Shout-Out, to the first words we hear him say in Assassins Creed II.
    • Or it may just be "together" in a rhetorical sense, referring to the Brotherhood of Assassins.
  • Man in White
  • Meaningful Name: Ezio being derived from a Greek word for eagle, he's "The Eagle of Florence."
  • Multi-Melee Master: Just look at the weapons he has in his arsenal! To quote 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.
    • Named Weapons: Somewhat averted, in a similar manner as the Star Wars 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."
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "I tried to warn you!" (said before Ezio performs his Critical Edge attack.)
  • Primal Stance: Averted, Ezio's fighting stance is his idle stance from Assassin's Creed.
  • Professional Killer: His reveal trailer even dubs him "Master Assassin." Quoting Da Vinci, "Our lives are made by the death of others."
  • Post-Mortem One-Liner: "The world will be better without you." and "May no one remember your name." The former one actually counts as a Shout-Out 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 Cesare Borgia.
    • He also uses his main one-liner from Assassin's Creed ("Requiescat In Pace"), when using his Hidden Gun unblockable attack.
  • The Slow Walk: How Ezio is introduced in his reveal trailer before "dropping in" on Nightmare and delivering his first line.
  • Talking to Himself: He shares his English VA with Siegfried.

     Devil Jin 

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.