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


Patroklos Alexander Edit

Origin - Athens, Ottoman Empire (Greece)

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

 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.

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Soul Calibur, the spirit sword of salvation? Cool. Soul Edge, the evil sword of legends that creates the hated Malfested? Sure. Greek Gods? With you 100%. Azure Nightmare, the madman whose bloody reign of terror is well-documented as one of the darkest times in European history and who singlehandedly sacked small countries? Myth.
  • Ascended Extra: Previously mentioned in his mom's profile.
  • 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!!"

  • Bishounen
  • Break the Haughty
  • Burn the Witch: Towards the Malfested.
  • Cat Smile: Patroklos confirmed for lion, get in the car.
  • 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.
  • 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. Pyrra helps him break free.
  • Defrosting Ice King: At the start, he acts like a total dick, but as the story progresses, he's not that person anymore.
  • Expy: Alpha Patroklos has inherited Setsuka's fighting style. Minus the parasol and Japanese sword.
    • 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?
    • The fact he's voiced by Yuri Lowenthal, he's to both Cecil Harvey and Simon the Digger:
      • Cecil: Both knights who wear all white, kills innocent people under a corrupt king, have a character arc as The Atoner.
      • Simon: Both of their Character Development, defines their maturity even further. Simon started out wimpy and unable to believe in himself until Kamina comes to encourage him even further until his death. Patroklos was a Knight Templar who see Malfested as scums until he loses it when Pyrrha herself is a Malfested. Both have a mentor that changed them - Kamina and Setsuka, respectively. And, as their story progresses, both possess the determination to save someone important to them: Nia Teppelin to Simon, Pyrrha Alexandra to Patroklos.
  • Fan Nickname: Alpha Patroklos = Patsuka.
    • Some fans call him "Pat."
      • Patrollklos or a variation thereof because of his Trash Talk after he wins, along with the trollfaces he makes in his winposes.
  • For Great Justice
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Alpha Patroklos will say certain moves in Japanese, probably as a side effect of the below.
  • Heroic BSOD: He gets a HUGE 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.
  • 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 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). That's... pretty Badass, actually.
    • Contrived Coincidence: The above... which was required to keep the iaido style within the series, whilst dropping the previous wielder, Setsuka.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Patroklos' name would normally be pronounced 'p'TROK-lus'. Instead, it's pronounced 'pa-TRO-kuh-lus'. For some reason.
  • Jerkass: He's extremely cocky, taunts his opponents openly, and does some highly questionable things throughout story mode, such as killing an innocent man just because Patroklos thinks he's a malfested.
  • 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
  • Man in White
  • 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.
  • Spiritual Successor: To both Cassandra and Sophitia, although his cocky and free-spirited fighting style and personality are more akin to his aunt.
  • 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.
  • Unwitting Pawn: His head-strong passion and sense of justice, as well as his naivety, make him an ideal enabler for Graf Dumas' machinations...

Pyrrha Alexandra Edit

Origin - Athens, Ottoman Empire (Greece)

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

 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.

  Pyrrha: "Tira, you're the only one I can ever trust..."

Natsu Edit

Origin - Izumo, Japan

Weapon(s) - Dual kodachi

 Voiced By: Fuyuka Ooura (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
  • Dual-Wielding: Uses two small ninjato, just like her mentor.
  • Expy:
    • Cast in a similar mold as Momiji as both are trained apprentices to a higher ninja - Taki and Hayabusa, respectively. It also helps that Kate Higgins also voices Momiji.
    • Her flippant and Hot-Blooded personality brings to mind Ultraman Zero, who also uses two-bladed weapons.
  • Flash Step
  • Happily Adopted: Implied to have been raised by Chie.
  • 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)... not great for her line of work.
  • Orochi: The Japanese art book reveals that Arahabaki is one.
  • Sealed Inside a Person Shaped Can: Has the demon Arahabaki sealed inside her.
  • Shout-Out: Let's see, a blonde ninja in a garish outfit who has a demon sealed within her? Where have I seen this before...?
  • Spiritual Successor: To her mentor Taki, as she possesses some of her moves with a much youthful twist.

Z.W.E.I. Edit

Origin - Unknown

Weapon(s) - Sword and summoned spirit

 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 Edit

Origin - Luoyang, Ming Empire (China)

Weapon(s) - Jian

 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.

 Leixia: "Aww... No fair! You got me all dirty!"

Viola Edit

Origin - "A place of roses and lilies"

Weapon(s) - Steel claw and energy orb

 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.

  • 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. Hisaharu Tago noted at TGS 2011 that Viola will play an important role in the story.
    • Which turned out to be a Blatant Lie.
      • Actually, the original plans or the story mode were much different than the final product, including all playable characters. Then it became clear that the development team just didn't have the manpower or time, a d had to make radical cuts to the story. So it's more What Could Have Been, rather than Blatant Lies.
  • 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.
  • Princess Curls
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Stocking Filler: She sports fish-net 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...
  • White-Haired Pretty Girl
  • Wolverine Claws: Her weapon, a vicious spiked glove reminiscent of Freddy Krueger's.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A

Xiba Edit

Origin - Zhen Hang Mountain, Ming Empire (China)

Weapon(s) - Rod

 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 Moment of Awesome from Kilik. The japanese official artbook, and character profile from other countries, reveal that Xiba is the estranged son of Kilik and Xianghua.

Elysium Edit

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

Weapon - Soul Calibur - All weapons[1]

 Voiced By: Chie Nakamura (Japanese), Diane Holmby (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 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.

Ezio Auditore da Firenze Edit

Origin - Florence, Florentine Republic (Italy)

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

  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: And how! Aside from what he's done in his home series, Ezio makes his Soul debut by picking a fight with Nightmare.
    • 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 Navvare. This sets the event just before the final battle of Brotherhood.
  • Career Killers: His reveal trailer even dubs him "Master Assassin." Quoting Da Vinci, "Our lives are made by the death of others."
  • Fish Out of Water: AVERTED! Ezio actually fits in with the time and setting of the game, which is notable given the series' penchant for sticking characters of a very different setting (or even time) as guest fighters. As it turned out, that's exactly why he was picked.
    • This is only to some extent. The first Soul game takes place six decades after Ezio's death in the 1520s, whereas Soul Edge is set in 1584 and SCV takes place twenty-four years later in 1608, despite his look and fighting style being a better fit for the Soul universe and both series being set during The Renaissance. Word of God suggests that Ezio's appearance in SCV is due to the Animus, making Ezio a "ghost" of sorts (or making V a program within the Animus).
      • A Namco Bandai community manager however noted that Ezio had several undocumented periods in his life during the events of Brotherhood, suggesting the "time/dimensional travel" explanation; the Animus was actually Ubisoft's suggestion.
    • Somewhat confirmed. Before setting off for the final mission in Brotherhood, Ezio assisted in fighting off some Templar invaders. He then found an unknown artifact that transported him to the future (i.e. the events of SCV). He eventually returned to his own time period to kill Cesare Borgia.
  • Full-Name Basis: Is the only character whose last name is displayed and read by the announcer.
  • Guest Fighter: Confirmed to be playable in both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, due to Assassin's Creed being multi-platform.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: In Japanese, he shares his voice with Sousuke Sagara, Rob Lucci, Kanji Tatsumi and Mitsunari Ishida.
  • Hitler Cam: Used when he wins a match.
  • In the Hood
  • 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 Assassin's Creed II.
  • 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-Ass-Kicking 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.
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out: Many to his home series, as per the course:
    • The glitch that occurs after Nightmare's scene in Ezio's trailer is similar to the one found in the "Black Room" trailer for Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
    • Most of his attacks (the Hidden Blade assassinations, Hidden Gun shot, his counters) are lifted straight from Assassin's Creed.
    • The official bio mentions Shaun Hastings, part of Desmond's Mission Control from Assassin's Creed II onwards.
  • 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 Edit

In a seemingly opposite situation compared to III's KOS-MOS example, Devil Jin's moveset is exclusive to custom characters, but there is no word on whether or not there any parts to recreate him with. 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.

Notes

  1. wielded by women