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Character Profiles by Basel
------------ Soul Calibur ------------ ------------------------------------------- A Word Before We Get Down To The Real Talk: ------------------------------------------- This F.A.Q. is only for the Character Profiles. So if anybody have anything to add, please do so. Otherwise... do not bother. ======================================================= ----- Name: Ivy (Isabella Valentine) ----- - Twaisting Blade of Solitude - Weapon: Snake Sword Weapon: Ivy Blade Style: Unrelated Link Age: 28 Birth Date: December 10 Birthplace: London, England Height: 5'10" Weight: 128 lbs. Blood Type: Unknown Family: Adoptive parents dead through sickness. Birth parents unknown. Ivy was raised with love in the house of the English nobles, the Valentines. However, her father Count Valentine died a madman, driven to insanity through an obsession with alchemy. The The house of Valentine was brought down by the Count's insanity. Soon after her family's fall, Ivy learned from her mother on her deathbed that she was an adopted child. Ivy, however, had no interest in her "true parents." Ivy eventually learned about her father's research for the mystical sword Soul Edge and been to follow in his footsteps in its quest. As Ivy learned more about Soul Edge, she discovered its true nature and swore to destroy the demonic blade. She succeeded in creating a weapon for this purpose through ancient sorcery. To this day, she is still oblivious about her true lineage... ======================================================= ----- Name: Cervantes de Leon ----- - The Immortal Pirate - Weapon: Long Sword and Pistol Sword Weapon: Acheron & Nirvana Style: Memories of Soul Edge Age: Stopped at 48 Birth Date: January 1 Birthplace: Valencia, Spain Height: 5'10" Weight: 176 lbs. Blood Type: None Family: Parents deceased. Killed all his crew but has no recollection of this. Cervantes grew up full of pride over his father who was a great seaman, but became a notorious pirate because of his father's deadth. He obtained Soul Edge, and it eventually drove him mad as it devoured his soul. His insanity made him destroy anyone who came seeking the sword. Cervantes' reign of terror continued for over 20 years until Sophitia and Taki defeated him. But this was not the end of Cervantes... Nightmare, the new master of Soul Edge, brought Cervantes back from the dead. Once again, Cervantes seeks the demonic blade with renewed fervor and strength. ======================================================= ----- Name: Nightmare ----- - Azure Nightmare - Weapon: Soul Edge Weapon: Soul Edge Style: Memories of Soul Edge? Age: Unknown Birth Date: Unknown Birthplace: Unknown Height: 5'6" Weight: 209 lbs. Blood Type: Unknown Family: Unknown No one knows when the knight in azure armor first appeared in Europe. It was said that those who saw this knight's crimson eyes could not escape death. The grotesquely shaped sword in his band appeard as if enraptured when bathed in the blood of the living. And then there were the grotesque monsters that followed him... Seasoned knights and armies eqipped with the latest firearms were no match for it, as the nightmarish horde cut a path of destruction and horror through towns and villages. ======================================================= ----- Name: Voldo ----- - Hell's Guardian - Weapon: Katar x 2 Weapon: Shame & Blame Style: Self-taught Age: 46 Birth Date: August 25 Birthplace: Palermo, Italy Height: 6' Weight: 185 lbs. Blood Type: A Family: Parents and four siblings, all killed through warfare. The Italian merchant Vercci had sought Soul Edge, yet he went to the grave without ever obtaining it. After Vercci's death, his loyal vassal Voldo became the guardian of the Money Pit, which was Verccis's treasure vault in addition to being his tomb. Voldo had once attempted to fulfill his Master's last wish of obtaining Soul Edge and even ventured abroad in its pursuit, but he was unsuccessful. While Voldo was guarding the pit one day, a trespasser appeared. Voldo had chased the woman away, but upon doing so, heard the familiar voices of his Master. "Voldo, that woman... she had the scent of Soul Edge upon her... hunt her down, and bring me Soul Edge this time!!" ======================================================= ----- Name: Astaroth ----- - A Soldier of the Heretics - Weapon: Giant Ax Weapon: Kulutues Style: Gyulkus Age: 3 Birth Date: September 3 Birthplace: Unknown Height: 6'4" Weight: 209 lbs. Blood Type: None Family: None. There are many similar creatures like him. The God of destruction Palgaea desired to possess the demonic blade Soul Edge and ordered his grand priest Kunpaetku to seek out Soul Edge. Astaroth was created in hellish heat under the devine protection of the God od destruction to head up to quest. The grand priest Kunpaetku ordered his creation, the giant Astaroth, to find the demonic blade. As he gazed upon Astaroth as he departed from the shrine with a giant ax in hand, the grand priest laughed to himself, "If I possessed this immense power that even the Gods desire, I shall become a God myself!" ======================================================= ----- Name: Heishiro Mitsurugi ----- - A Mercenary to the Wartime Age - Weapon: Katana Weapon: Shishi-oh Style: Tenpu-Kosai-Ryu Kai Age: 25 Birth Date: June 8 Birthplace: Bizen, Japan Height: 5'7" Weight: 143 lbs. Blood Type: AB Family: Parents and siblings all taken by sickness. The advent of firearms was a grave matter for a mercenary who made his living by the sword. Yet Mitsurugi was unable to find a trace of the legendary sword, Soul Edge, claimed to be superior to fireamrs. In his frustration, he challenged a rifleman to a duel in front of nobility, but suffered an ignominious defeat before the eyes of his lord. This forced Mitsurugi to embark on a quest to perfect his swordsmanship so that he could defeat the rifle. It was during this quest that he learned of a knight named Nightmare, who terrorized Europe with an invincible sword. "Prepare for my arrival, whoever you are! I'll soon relieve you of your sword!" ======================================================= ----- Name: Siegfried Schtauffen ----- - A Soul in Purgatory - Weapon: Zweihander Weapon Name: Requiem Style: Self-taught Age: 19 Birth date: February 6 Birth Place: Holy Roman Empire Height: 5'5" Weight: 110 lbs. Blood Type: A Family: Father - Frederick, killed by Siegfried Mother - Margaret Siegfried barely hung on to his sanity by suppressing the memory of him killing his father. He obtained Soul Edge to avenge what cannot be avenged, only to become enslaved by it instead. Many years passed during which time his soul was consumed by the demonic blade, and he eventually came to be known as Nightmare. The resurrection of his father Frederick succeeded at last, but he discovered it was a mere illusion created by his weak soul. Admonished by the illusion of his father, he accepted responsibility for his sins by relinquishing ownership of Soul Edge. As penance for his sins, Siegfried now travels around the world to destroy any evil left by the demonic blade. ======================================================= ----- Name: Taki ----- - Shadow Huntress of Demons - Weapon: Ninja Sword Weapon: Rekki-Maru & Mekki-Maru Style: Musoh-Battoh-Ryu Age: 25 Birth Date: Unknown Birthplace: Ohmi, Japan Height: 5'7" Weight: 117 lbs. Blood Type: A Family: Immediate family all felled by sickness. Master Toki Taki was a member of a ninja clan sworn defeat evil demons. Believing that her beloved sword Rekki-Maru was resonating in sympathy with the evil sword Soul Edge, Taki crossed the sea to seek the truth. While abroad, she managed to obtain a fragment of the evil sword. Returning to her homeland, Taki failed to meld the fragment into her own sword. However, when Taki attempted to fuse the same fragment with the sword Mekki-Maru, the two materials joined together immediately and an evil aura began to emanate from the sword's blade... In order to pit Mekki-Maru against the remaining Soul Edge, Taki traveled to foreign lands once again. Yet in the dark racesses of her heart, Taki felt the desire to master the immense power of the demonic blade. ======================================================= ----- Name: Lizardman ----- - Jade-Scaled Terror - Weapon: Short Sword & Small Shield Weapon: Xi Sword & Game Shield Style: Gyulkus (Rapid Ares Style) Age: 3 Birth Date: Unknown Birthplace: Unknown Height: 5'11" Weight: 190 lbs. Blood Type: Unknown Family: Unknown There are many similar creatures like him. Aeon calcos was a warrior who received an oracle from Hepharstus, the ancient God of smiths, to destroy the demonic blade. Thus, he wandered the world in search of Soul Edge to fullfill his destiny. One day, desert travelers rescued Aeon from certain death in the desert and brought him back to their oasis village. However, before he could repay their kindness, the Evil Seed rained down and transformed him into a bloodthirsty berserker that massacred everyone in the village. The stories of a berserker in the desert reached the ears of the grand priest Kunpaetku of the dark order Fygul Cestemus. Aeon was captured by the dark order and became a human subject in a diabolical experiment. The experiment caused an unspeakable transformation in Aeon... "Find the demon sword Soul Edge!" To the newly spawned slave of the grand priest, these words were absolute. ======================================================= ----- Name: Hwang Sung Kyung ----- - Burning Patriot - Weapon: Chinese Sword Weapon: Blue Thunder Style: Hwang Style Long Blade Age: 28 Birth Date: August 8 Birthplace: Chili-san, Lee Dynasty Korea Height: 5'7" Weight: 137 lbs. Blood Type: AB Family: Parents deceased. Master Seung Han Myong Rumor of an impending invasion of his homeland reached Hwang during his quest for Soul Edge, the "Sword of Salvation." He immediately cut short his quest and returned to his country, but not before dragging home Seung Mina, the runaway daughter of his master Seung Han Myong. Not long after Hwang rejoined the Coastal Defense force, he received news that Mina had run away from home again. Irritated by the news, Hwang lost his better judgement and caused his men to fall into a pirate's trap, resulting in the loss of many lives. Hwang's superior, Admiral Lee Sun Shin, dismissed him from the Coastal Defense Force for this debacle and gave him a new set of orders. To aid his good friend Seung Han Myong, Lee ordered Hwang to search for Mina under the guise of seeking the Sword of Salvation. Hwang immediately understood the true nature of the Admiral's orders and departed for the West again. ======================================================= ----- Name: Rock ----- - The Earthshaker - Weapon: Battle Ax Weapon: Apocalypse Style: Self-taught Age: 38 Birth Date: December 14 Birthplace: Born in London, raised in the New World Height: 5'9" Weight: 187 lbs. Blood Type: Unknown Family: Parents missing. Raising Bangoo, a Native American Orphan. As a young child, Rock was cast adrift at sea after a shippwreck and landed in the new world, an orphan without parents. Many years later, he came across an orphan named Bangoo, who lost his kin through tribal warfare. Rock felt sympathetic to the boy and became his guardian. Rock had once traveled abroad in search of Soul Edge, a distat memory and a fleeting clue to his past. However, he realized that by doing so, he was subjecting Bangoo to the same loneliness that he had suffered as a chil, and so he returned home to Bangoo. But one day, Bangoo disaapeared. Kunpaetku, the grand priest of a heretical order called Fygul Cestemus, was responsible for Bangoo's kidnapping. The abduction of Bangoo by his Lizardmen was part of his plan to lure Rock out into the open with the ultimate goal of taking his soul. "Bangoo, I will never abandon you!" Rock cried out as he crossed the sea again in desperate search for Bangoo. ======================================================= ----- Name: Kilik ----- - Destiny Awakened - Weapon: Rod Weapon: Kali-Yuga (rod) & Dvapara-Yuga (mirror) Style: Secret Art of Ling Sheng Su Style Rod Age: 19 Birth Date: February 9 Birthplace: Unknown Height: 5'6" Weight: 139 lbs. Blood Type: A Family: Raised in Ling Sheng Su Temple, Ming Empire. Kilik, raised at the Ling-Sheng Su temple deep within China, was chosen to inherit a rod called "Kali-Yuga" after many years of training. This weapon was one of the three sacred treasures of the temple. However, the Evil Seed had rained down upon the temple and caused its people to lose their sanity and a blood bath ensued. Kilik was able to keep his sanity under the protection of the "Dvapara-Yuga," but was forced to defend himself against those who were under the spell of the Evil Seed. In doing so, he killed his sworn sister and others dear to him. When Kilik regained consciousness, the old man who saved him told him the truth. Kilik and the Kali-Yuga were both still under the demonic influence of the Evil Seed. The only thing that separated Kilik from madness was the Dvapara-Yuga slung around his shoulder. And the source of all this evil was the demonic blade Soul Edge! Kilik trained under the old master, and after learning how to control the evil within himself and the Kali-Yuga, embarked on a quest to purify himself and his weapon. ======================================================= ----- Name: Maxi ----- - Dandy of the South Seas - Weapon: Nunchaku Weapon: Fatibal Style: Shissen Karihadi Age: 24 Birth Date: May 1 Birthplace: Ryukyo Kingdom Height: 5'8" Weight: 126 lbs. Blood Type: O Family: Both parents deceased. Sworn brother Kyam and shipmates. Maxi was a carefree pirate from the Ryukyu Kingdom who traveled to wherever the winds would take him. One day, while anchored at an Indian port, his ship came under attack during his absence by a horde of monsters led by Astaroth. By coincidence, Kilik was there as well, and so they both joined in the battle against the horde. After a fierce battle, they repelled the monsters, but not before one of them snatched the Dvapara-Yuga away from Kilik. Kilik lost his sense of reason and attacked Maxi. Maxi barely succeeded in suppressing Kilik, but by then the monsters that massacred his sworn brother Kyam and many of his crew nowhere to be seen... Having lost all that he held dear, Maxi chose to travel with Kilik and swore an oath of revenge against Astaroth. ======================================================= ----- Name: Chai Xianghua ----- - Flower in the Breeze - Weapon: Chinese Sword Weapon: Krita-Yuga Style: Sword arts passed on from her mother. Age: 16 Birth Date: April 2 Birthplace: Ming Empire Height: 5' Weight: 101 lbs. Blood Type: B Family: Father is deceased, according to her mother. Mother passed away 5 years ago. The Ming Emperor was irritated by the lack of progress in the quest for Soul Edge, the "Hero's Sword," so he ordered his royal guards to join the search. Xianghua was a member of this group. The guards masqueraded as a traveling Chinese opera troupe to avoid suspicion about their true mission. Xianghua, trained in martial arts since childhood by her mother, was chosen to be the star attraction of the troupe. As she prepared for her journey, Xianghua recalled her mother's last words: "You were born to complete an important task... cut your path through an uncertain future!" With her treasured keepsake sword in hand, Xianghua departed with the sense that the invisible forces of destiny were pushing her onward. ======================================================= ----- Name: Yoshimitsu ----- - The First Mechanized Ninja - Weapon: Katana Weapon: Yoshimitsu Style: Manji Ninjutsu Age: Unknown Birth Date: Unknown Birthplace: Unknown Height: 5'7" Weight: 126 lbs. Blood Type: O Family: Unknown Entire clan was massacred. Yoshimitsu was the only survivor of the Manji Ninja Clan, after it was attacked by the samurai lord Oda Nobunaga. Yoshimitsu lost his right arm during the battle against Lord Oda, but that did not stop him from crossing the sea to find Soul Edge, rumored to be the ultimate weapon in all of existence. Yoshimitsu wanted the weapon to take his revenge against Nobunaga. During his travels, he came across horrific atrocities left behind by a knight in azure armor. He sensed the hatred and despair of the knight's victims and reflected on his situation. "Vengeance will be mine, but if I continue along this path, I will be no better than Nobunaga or the azure knight..." Even as this moral dilemma gnawed at his soul, he continued his search for the sword of vengeance. ======================================================= ----- Name: Sophitia Alexandra ----- - Renewal of the Vow - Weapon: Short Sword & Small Shield Weapon: Omega Sword & Elk Shield Style: Athenian Age: 21 Birth Date: March 12 Birthplace: Athens, Ottoman Empire Height: 5'6" Weight: Unknown Blood Type: B Family: Father - Achelous Mother - Nike Younger Sister - Cassandra Younger Brother - Lucius Following an oracle from Hephaestus, the God of fire and smithery, Sophitia succeeded in destroying one half of Soul Edge. After recovering from the wounds she suffered from the sword fragments, she returned to her life as the daughter of a baker and spent her days peacefully. However, one day Sophitia had an ominous vision of a knight in azure armor and a sword of immense evil. Once again, Sophitia received an oracle from Hephaestus to destroy the remaining Soul Edge. As she embarked on her journey, Sophitia held on tightly to the sword and shield forged by Rothion, her betrothed. ======================================================= ----- Name: Seung Mina ----- - Heart and Soul Girl - Weapon: Ancestral Zamba-toh Weapon: Scarlet Thunder Style: Seung Style Longsword and Ling Sheng Su Style Rod Age: 19 Birth Date: November 3 Birthplace: Chili-san, Lee Dynasty Korea Height: 5'4" Weight: 106 lbs. Blood Type: A Family: Father - Seung Han Myong Mother and younger brother taken by sickness. Seung Mina ran away from home to follow Hwang on his quest to find Soul Edge, the "Sword of Salvation." Unfortunately for Seung Mina, Hwang dragged her back home when he found her. It was not long before Seung Mina ran away from home again. Her frustrations with rigorous training, combined with a marriage proposal from one of her father's pupils, sent her over the edge and out the door. Seung Mina resumed her quest for the sword, but gained a valuable lesson along the way. Following a humiliating and utter defeat, she learned never to understimate an opponent's abilities. She underwent further training during her travels to refine her skills, and now she was ready to renew her quest for the Sword of Salvation. ======================================================= ----- Name: Edge Master ----- - The Master of Blades - Weapon: All weapons Weapon: All weapons Style: All Age: Unknown Birth Date: January 1 Birthplace: Unknown Height: 5'9" Weight: 176 lbs. Blood Type: O Family: Lived with Kilik for three years. No one knows about the details of Edge Master, an old man who is a teacher of martial arts at the Ling Shen Su Temple. Although renowned for his skill with all weapons, his past and true name were shrounded in mystery. Edge Master taught Kilik, the cursed successor of the Kali-Yuga, how to suppress the evil within himself over the course of three long years. Something troubled the old master, after Kilik left on his quest to purify himself and the Kali-Yuga. Although Edge Master's motives were unknown, he broke his long silence and departed on his own quest. Was there a connection between the old master and the evil sword Soul Edge? No one knows for sure... ======================================================= ----- Name: Inferno ----- - The Hellfire of Despair - Weapon: All Weapons Weapon: All Weapons Style: All Age: Unknown Birth Date: Unknown Birthplace: Unknown Height: Unknown Weight: Unknown Blood Type: None Family: Unknown Although no one knows when or where it first appeared exaclty, "it" definitely exsits... It took on the shape of a sword in order to devour more souls and exists in the grip of someone's hands even now. Those who hold it are unable to escape from the curse of its evil powers. It continues to devour in darkness the souls of those who are led astray by fate. While it burns fiercely with the anguish and regret of those lost souls, its blade shines with an icy gleam. ======================================================= ---------------- Last Words: ---------------- There you have it. If anything is wrong, just send me an E-Mail. Hope there will be some respect for the hard work. --------------- Special Thanks: --------------- 1)To Namco 2)To Gamefaqs 3)To all my friends for the encouragement. ======================================================= Soul Calibur is Copyright Namco Crops. This document Copyright 2003 Basel Al-Shehab If you need to contact me to add or ask me about anything, E-Mail me at Mr_Basel@yahoo.com or Mr_Geese@hotmail.com Credits for GameFAQs and Namco Crop.