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   Mmmm...Soul Calibur. I could babble on for hours why this is pretty 
much one of the best fighters I've ever played, but I'll spare you. I'll 
just say that I never was a titanic fan of fighters, mainly because they 
were so dull and lacked any real fun...at least, that was when they were 
two dimensional. I feel that they have become more fun with the addition 
of the "new" dimension...it just seems to add so much more strategy. 

Basically, it's a sin to own a Dreamcast and not have this game. 

 
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T A B L E   O F  C O N T E N T S    
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1) Revision History / Updates
2) Important Legal Information
3) Reasons For Doing This FAQ
4) Kilik Overview
5) Terminology To Know
6) Offensive Moves
   - Horizontal Attacks
   - Vertical Attacks
   - Kick Attacks
   - 8*Way Run Attacks
   - Throw Attacks
   - Specials 
   - Kilik's Unblockables
   - Kilik I.A.Q
7) Other Soul Calibur Babble
8) Credits 
9) Contact Information

"So, Voldo, is that a grape-fruit in your bikini underwear, or are you 
just happy to see me?"

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1) REVISION HISTORY / UPDATES
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Version 1.2 (October 10th, 1999): 
I fixed a nasty alignment mistake...and that's pretty much it.
________________________________________________________________________

Version 1.0 (October 9th, 1999): 
This is the first release, of course, and I have to say, writing a FAQ 
for a fighting game is INCREDIBLY tedious and boring. I think this is 
the last FAQ you'll ever see me write for the genre...I'll stick to 
Action-RPGS/Platformers/Racers/Shooters, thank you very much. 

On that light-hearted note...let us begin! 

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2) IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION
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This FAQ can only appear on the following sites

- GameFaqs <www.gamefaqs.com>
- Cheat Code Central <www.cheatcc.com>
- GameSages <www.gamesages.com>

Why? Because those are the only three sites that can keep my FAQs 
updated. GameFAQs gets away with murder, though, on account of the fact 
I send my FAQs there myself. Gamesages is GameFAQs sister site, so they 
share information. Cheat Code Central is great, because they always seem 
to have the most updated version without me having to tell them. Great 
job, guys and gals. 

I just hate it when people have outdated versions of my FAQs, because I 
get loads (e.g. 100+) of e-mails telling me to "update my FAQ" even 
though it IS updated, or they ask a question that has been answered in 
the new versions, or make additions that are already there, etc., etc. 
I've had problems with this with other FAQs, and I'm taking steps (e.g. 
this note) to put an end to it! 

Here are a few "do's" and "don'ts". Webmasters! Take note...

WEBMASTERS -- DO NOT:
Post this FAQ on your site directly. The only sites that this rule DOES 
NOT apply to are GameFaqs, GameSages, and Cheat Code Central, as shown 
above. 

WEBMASTERS -- DO:
If you are a webmaster of a site that wants to post this FAQ, what do 
you do? As you read above, you can not post it directly. Instead, link 
to the page at www.gamefaqs.com that lists all the FAQs for this game. 
Why GameFAQs? Because I said so. To clear up some confusion, you can not 
link to the URL if it ends in ".txt" or ".doc", you just can't use that. 
If it ends in anything else, such as the page where it lists all the 
FAQs for a game, you can link to THAT, but not to the actual FAQ. I'm 
only repeating myself, but I had to because some people have to be told 
something twice. If you have any questions on linking, notify me. To 
answer the most common question I'll get, you can not link to any 
GameFAQs URL that ends in ".txt" or ".doc" because it's in GameFAQs' 
legal section. So there. 

Any characters, names, places, or miscellaneous objects are copyright 
their respective companies. I am in no way affiliated with Sega/Namco, 
nor any companies that were/are involved with this game.

This document is  1999 marshmallow
All rights reserved

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3) REASONS FOR DOING THIS GUIDE
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I really hate it when people do FAQs for fighters and simply list the 
move's name, how to do it, how much damage it does, and leaves it at 
that. I despise this because you can simply go to the options/practice 
menu and look up your desired character's moves and how to do them, 
making the FAQ completely useless. The proper way to do a FAQ of that 
type is to list the move, how to do it, etc., and then describe how to 
use it, when to use it, it's pros, cons, etc., etc...

Finally, why did I choose KILIK instead of some of the other characters? 
Well, originally, I planned to do a guide for my favorite guy, 
Nightmare, but several people took care of that....unfortunately. Next, 
I wanted Lizardman, but yet again, someone snatched that up. What about 
Mitsurugi? Nope, too late. 

And my next favorite is, as you have guessed, Kilik! Seeing as there's 
only one, short FAQ for him, I thought the world needed my assistance! 
;)

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4) KILIK OVERVIEW
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Kilik is a regular looking guy, who wears no shirt, showing off his 
chest muscles (required for all guys in a fighting game almost). Draped 
over his shoulder is a mirror-like belt, which protects him from the 
evil mind of Soul Edge. His main weapon is a staff, nicknamed Kali-Yuga, 
which he is very good with. Kilik is fast, agile, and can pull off 
combos at a frightening speed, leaving opponents dazed and unsure what 
is coming up next. 

KILIK'S GOOD POINTS: 
- Very fast, enabling him to dodge attacks while setting up for throws
- Very agile
- Awesome mid-range game.
- Can pull off combos almost effortlessly
- Can switch from one move to another quickly
- Devastating throws
- In a fight, players will have flashbacks of the Darth Maul swordfight 
in Star Wars: Episode 1

KILIK'S BAD POINTS:
- Some of his more useful attacks require use of the X AND Y or X AND B 
buttons, which are located in difficult to reach positions (e.g. X + Y 
or X + B) 
- A single attack will not cause much damage, meaning it is imperative 
for you to set up combos/throws to get a lot of hits. Depending on your 
style, this might actually be a pro! :)
- He is a "light" character, meaning a player such as Maxi or Ivy can 
easily juggle him in mid-air
- His close-up game is rather poor. His strong point is the mid-range 
area.
- Seemingly slow defense
- He is the game's "good guy", and everyone hates the good guy ;)

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5) TERMINOLOGY TO KNOW
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These are some terms I will use often, so you will need to know what 
they mean. For those of you who are saying, "I already know these, 
better start holding down the space-bar to skip this section" you had 
better listen up near the end, because I have some "made-up" terms that 
I have, er, made up. :p

COMBO: 
A series of attacks in which the adversary can not resist once it had 
begun, usually. Nearly all fighters have adopted a system of this sorts 
since Killer Instinct hit the SNES...

JUGGLE: 
When a character is in mid-air, the other character will do an attack to 
the character in the air, causing the air-borne person to go higher, and 
this will keep going on until the attacks stop.

GUARD: 
Simply press A and your character will put up his/her weapon and use it 
as a shield. It will deflect all attacks except for Unblockables, and 
anything done below or above the shield. To counter low attacks, either 
jump, do an attack that lets you jump, or crouch and use guard. 

PARRY: 
Pressing A and back at the same time will result in your character using 
his weapon in some way. If the attackers weapon hits this, his/her 
attack will be reflected in another direction, and leave that person 
very vulnerable. The only problem is that this requires a lot of eye-
hand co-ordination!

8-WAY RUN: 
Tap the stick in any direction to run in that direction...with this, you 
can avoid attacks and set up your own in the meantime. Some attacks can 
only be done while running. 

SOUL CHARGE:  
To do a Soul Charge, simply hold down the right shoulder button. The 
longer you hold it, the more powerful the charge will be. At full 
charge, your character will glow green. During this time, all moves are 
counters and their properties can potentially change e.g. they may stun 
your opponent, allowing you to do an easy combo. Others will totally 
blow the other fighter away. 

SPIRIT CHARGE: 
First do a Soul Charge, but before it turns into the Soul Charge, tap A 
(guard) to turn your character into a golden color. During this charge, 
your moves are more powerful, and some may even turn into unblockables! 
With both Soul and Spirit Charge, it is best to start the charge when 
your opponent is on the other side of the ring, as it leaves you WIDE 
open to attack.

RING OUT: 
One or more characters fall out of the ring and into the surrounding 
liquid (water, acid, lava, poison, blood, etc.), killing them instantly. 
If both characters get a ring-out, the first one to fall over the edge 
will lose. 

GROUNDING: 
The opponent will be on the ground, unable to do anything until they get 
up (or do a ground attack, but this is unlikely). A "grounding move" 
means the move will cause them to be grounded.

OPENING MOVE: 
Generally speaking, the first attack in a self-made combo. E.g. you're 
not fighting, but then you rush the opponent and start. Usually, good 
opening moves are quick yet leave the foe dazed. 

COMEBACK RATE: 
The time it takes for you to regain your defenses after performing an 
attack. The more powerful attack, the longer the comeback rate -- 
meaning, if you miss, you are wide open to attack. 

FINITE LOOPING ATTACK:
Yes, I made this up, but I thought this maneuver deserved a special 
name. You see, some moves become unblockables when in the Spirit Charge 
state. This means that, unless they dodge to the side at light-speed, 
they will be hit no matter what -- even if they put their shield up. So 
we come to the Finite Looping Attack. It happens when you do an 
unblockable, and the attack literally blows the opponent to the other 
side of the ring. The common reaction is to get up and run at break-neck 
speed towards you. While they were busy fooling around with this, you do 
another Spirit Charge, and unleash the unblockable, blowing them to the 
opposite side again. They get up, run at you...etc., etc...you get the 
picture. This can easily turn a match in your favor! And, if the foe 
wises up, you can delay the unblockable by a few seconds, even if they 
back off. 
 
Note: Finite Looping Attacks are best used against CPU controlled 
opponents. I doubt there are many human players this would work on -- 
but try it out! There has been many-a-time when I have used this trick 
to easily embarrass them :p 

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6) KILIK'S OFFENSIVE MANEUVERS
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Button Conversions: 
X, X = Tap X twice
X, A = Tap X and THEN A
X ~ A = Tap A as soon as you press X, but not at the same time
X + A = Hit both X and A simultaneously
(X) = Hold X
<X, Y> = Slide your thumb over X, then up to Y. 

Analog/Digital Pad Conversions:
UL = Upper left
LL = Lower Left
UR = Upper Right
LR = Lower Right
U = Up
D = Down
<- = Back
-> = Front
8*WAY = You must be in 8-way run for this to work
* = Leave the stick/pad neutral

Don't worry though, you can always look in the practice menus for button 
combinations, and even see a little repeating movie of your character 
doing said move. When trying to master ANY character in ANY fighting 
game, Practice Mode is the place to be!

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===================== HORIZONTAL ATTACKS ===============================
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Name: Bo Tap                                                         # 1
Input: X
Plane: High
Comments: Kilik swings his rod at the foe's face. Nothing very 
exciting...

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Name: Bo Rush                                                        # 2 
Input: X, X 
Plane: High, high 
Comments: Kilik will swing his rod twice. Use this to overwhelm an 
opponent when they get up from the ground.

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Name: Bo Rush Combo                                                  # 3 
Input: X, X, Y 
Plane: High, high, medium 
Comments: Two small swings followed by a long vertical slam, which can 
ground opponents, and even cause them to ring out.

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Name: Bo Rush Right Feint                                            # 4 
Input: X, X + Down 
Plane: High 
Comments: First you smack the foe's head, then you will swing into the 
foreground, avoiding any of your opponent's attacks. 

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Name: Bo Rush Left Feint                                             # 5  
Input: X, X + Up 
Plane: High 
Comments: The same as the Bo Rush Right Feint, except you dodge into the 
background. Either maneuver is fine.        

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Name: Phoenix Tap                                                    # 6  
Input: -> + X 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: This move is rather slow, so it's best to do it when you dodge 
the enemy's attack. This way they will be recovering, and be wide open 
for your assault! If you hit, you should be able to get another move in 
before they attack. 

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Name: Raging Phoenix                                                 # 7 
Input: -> + X, X 
Plane: High, high 
Comments: I will not comment on this move because it will inevitably 
lead to the next move. 

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Name: Raging Phoenix Combo                                           # 8 
Input: -> + X, X, X 
Plane: High, high, high 
Comments: One of the first programmed combos you will find, this is the 
perfect move for a newbie to perform when your attacker misses, or 
leaves themselves open to attack for some reason. Combine with a low rod 
attack to leave them grounded! 

You will find yourself using this move very much, so I suggest mastering 
it. 

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Name: Cross Bo                                                       # 9 
Input: -> + ->, X 
Plane: High 
Comments: Kilik will slam his rod across the foe's face with all of his 
strength, and will leave them grounded, open to low attacks. As you will 
notice by the input, you must be running for this to work.

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Name: Ling Su                                                       # 10 
Input: Lower right + X 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: A worthless medium attack that will cause little damage, and 
it won't even ground the opponent.

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Name: Advancing Ling Su                                             # 11 
Input: Lower right + X, X  
Plane: Medium, high 
Comments: A useful barrage in which Kilik strikes the enemy's torso, 
then does a spin and leaves them on the ground looking up. A very good 
opening move!

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Name: Inner Peace                                                   # 12 
Input: Down + X 
Plane: Low 
Comments: I don't see any peace in this; all I see is Kilik using his 
rod to cause the foe's legs to escape the floor, grounding them. Best 
used when they use a high attack. Not only will you avoid it, but you 
will hurt them!

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Name: Pounding Stones                                               # 13 
Input: (Down) <X, X> + Y OR While crouching X + Y  
Plane: Medium, Medium, Medium, Medium 
Comments: Generally, not very useful, but it could be if a large 
adversary, such as Nightmare or Astaroth, were charging you. Kilik will 
bend down and smack his rod on both sides of him...and you know you did 
it right if he screams, "Cuando!!"

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Name: Pounding Stones Feint                                         # 14 
Input: (Down) + X, X + Y 
Plane: Low, Medium, Medium, Medium 
Comments: A variation of Pounding Stones, it starts off with a low 
attack and then torso hits. Again, not overly useful, but it's there if 
you want it. He also says "Cuando!!" during this move.

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Name: Lower Bo Slice                                                # 15 
Input: Lower Left + X 
Plane: Low 
Comments: A low attack that does little damage. Skip it!

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Name: Escaping Bo                                                   # 16 
Input: <- + X 
Plane: High 
Comments: A very useful move in which Kilik moves down to a stancing 
position, then spins around and smacks his adversary in the cranium with 
his rod. If done right, not only will it ground your opponent, but it 
will allow you to dodge any high attacks at the same time! 

This move, if done near the edge, has a high ring out chance. 

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Name: Wave Part                                                     # 17 
Input: <- + <- + X 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: A basic attack which does very little damage. You must be 
moving backwards to perform this pathetic move.

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Name: Cross Tide                                                    # 18 
Input: <- + <- + X, X 
Plane: Medium, Low 
Comments: A variation of Wave Part with an extra low hit. Chances are 
your foe will block the first hit, but when the second hit comes they'll 
be wide open! If the second hit does connect, expect them to be 
grounded.

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Name: Ling Sheng Slash                                              # 19 
Input: While Rising Up -- X 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: By "rising up", it means to crouch and then let go of the 
stick/pad so your character returns to the standing position -- so in 
other words, crouch, return to standing, and tap X as you go up. The 
best time to use this move is when dodging a high attack.

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Name: Phoenix Feather                                               # 20 
Input: <X, X> 
Plane: High, high 
Comments: As its name suggests, this move does not do much harm at all 
to your adversary. 

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Name: Twin Phoenix                                                  # 21 
Input: <X, X>, Y 
Plane: High, high, medium 
Comments: Much like the Phoenix Feather, except with the added 
horizontal punch. Will most likely send your foe flying backwards if 
blocked!

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Name: Phoenix Feint                                                 # 22 
Input: <X, Y> 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: This move only works when close up, yet the animation takes so 
long to get to the hitting part! :p You will most likely be crushed when 
you attempt this move. I think this was meant to be a faking move...you 
do the move, and your opponent goes, "Ha! I'll wipe the floor with him!" 
and then you switch to another move in mid-swing, and catch them off 
guard. That's my best theory. 

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Name: Phoenix Roar                                                  # 23 
Input: X + Y 
Plane: Medium, medium, medium... 
Comments: Kilik will spin his staff in a windmill-like fashion, causing 
several hits to your enemy. Most likely, the enemy will dodge to the 
side and use a throw! Only use this against novices.

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Name: Biting Phoenix                                                # 24 
Input: -> + X + Y 
Plane: Medium, medium, medium... 
Comments: A more useful move in which Kilik maims the other person's 
torso...Best used when they are getting up, or if you dodge their moves 
and leave them open. Can also be a good opener!

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Name: Trick Bo                                                      # 25 
Input: Lower right + X + Y 
Plane: Low, unblockable 
Comments: First Kilik strikes their kneecaps, and then he rises the rod 
straight up, and if it connects you will see a large ball of fire with 
electricity flowing about, the signature of an unblockable attack. The 
trick is to get the first hit in, which can be hard, seeing as it is so 
simple. 

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Name: Lower Bo Smack Down                                           # 26 
Input: Down + X + Y 
Plane: Low, low, low... 
Comments: A variation of the "Mid Bo Smack Down", this one will cause a 
few blisters on their feet I would imagine. The best use of it, however, 
is when an adversary is grounded, when they are totally defenseless!

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Name: Dirty Bow                                                     # 27 
Input: Lower left + X + Y (my note: hold this for half-a-second or so) 
Plane: Low 
Comments: As I said in the "Overview of Kilik", one of Kilik's biggest 
cons is that his best attacks are hard to pull off due to the button 
placement -- this is a shining example. In this move (which strangely 
resembles one of Nightmare's throws), Kilik smashes the opponent's legs, 
puts the rod so the character is sitting on it, lifts the rod over his 
shoulder, and smashes the person into the ground! Ouch! But, you need to 
press both X and Y to do it! Argh! 

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Name: Phoenix Flare                                                 # 28 
Input: <- + X + Y 
Plane: Medium, medium, medium... 
Comments: Similar to the Phoenix Roar, except that the radius of the 
spin is much larger. I do not suggest using this against anyone but a 
novice!

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Name: Phoenix Flare ~ Raven Slaughter                               # 29 
Input: <- + X + Y, Y 
Plane: Medium, medium, medium... 
Comments: At the end of the Phoenix Flare, Kilik will jump up and pummel 
the opponent's chest. Reiterating what I said early, this is only useful 
against novices, seeing as anyone skilled in Soul Calibur could simply 
go to the side and throw you.

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Name: Phoenix Flare ~ Raven Slaughter Thrust                        # 30 
Input: <- + X +Y, Y, Y 
Plane: Medium, medium, medium... 
Comments: When you start it, your foe will be paralyzed by the windmill 
like fashion of the rod, then your uppercut will send them into the air, 
and then the last hit will, if aimed correctly, send them flying about 
10 feet in the opposite direction! A useful move if you can time it 
correctly. 

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Name: Phoenix Cross                                                 # 31 
Input: X + B 
Plane: Medium, medium 
Comments: X + B?! Geez, if I ever use this in the heat of battle I'm 
going to sprain something! :) Players might want to tinker around with 
the controller options menu to see if they can find a configuration that 
allows them to do moves such as this...

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Name: Bo Smack Down                                                 # 32 
Input: -> + X + B 
Plane: High, high, high... 
Comments: Another hard one to use. This time, Kilik thrusts his staff 
against the opponent's skull very quickly, causing a lot of damage in a 
short amount of time. Use it when they rush you, or when they are about 
to stand up from being grounded! 

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Name: Phoenix Claw                                                  # 33 
Input: Lower right + X + B 
Plane: Low 
Comments: A low attack that does little damage.

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Name: Wave Divide                                                   # 34 
Input: Down + X + B 
Plane: Low 
Comments: A powerful, low swipe that will leave your foe grounded, open 
to attacks. When you use this, you will automatically avoid any high 
attacks from your 'friend.'

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Name: Phoenix Tail                                                  # 35 
Input: Lower left + X + B 
Plane: Low, low 
Comments: A slow, yet very powerful rod/foot combination swipe which 
will not only ground your opponent, but stun them as well. Try this when 
they're getting up from the ground. Like other low attacks, you can 
avoid high attacks in this manner.

========================================================================
====================== VERTICAL ATTACKS ================================
========================================================================

Name: Waterfall                                                      # 1 
Input: Y 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: Kilik lifts his rod and slams it down on the opponent -- a 
basic vertical attack! Feel free to use this on grounded adversaries. 

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Name: Rushing Waterfall                                              # 2 
Input: Y, Y 
Plane: Medium, medium 
Comments: Kilik simply does the "Waterfall" move twice. Nothing 
spectacular... 

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Name: Bo Thrust                                                      # 3 
Input: -> + Y 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: Your character sticks the rod out in front of him, stabbing 
the enemy. Short-range attack only!

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Name: Lower Bo Feint                                                 # 4 
Input: -> + Y + Down 
Plane: Low 
Comments: A spinning move targeted at the enemy's feet...useful on a 
grounded foe, I suppose.

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Name: Heavy Bo                                                       # 5
Input: -> + -> + Y 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: Best used against ducking enemies or when the enemy has just 
done an attack with a slow comeback rate. 

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Name: Bo Upper                                                       # 6
Input: Lower right + Y 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: A simple attack in which Kilik strikes the foe's chest after a 
semi-spin of sorts. Nothing to wet your pants over.

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Name: Twin Bo Upper                                                  # 7
Input: Lower right + Y, Y 
Plane: Medium, medium 
Comments: Kilik does the Bo Upper, then uses his knee to propel the 
victim upwards. If done correctly, it can be powerful, and has a high 
chance of a ring-out if done near the edge of the arena!

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Name: Advancing Bow                                                  # 8
Input: Lower left + Y 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: Kilik ducks, does a 360 degree spin, and smacks the staff 
against the foe's torso as he rises up. If you do a Spirit Charge, this 
move becomes an unblockable! Other than that, though, there isn't much 
to discuss about this move.

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Name: Phoenix Thrust                                                 # 9
Input: <- + Y 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: A weak, long-range thrust. It pales in comparison to the next 
move...

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Name: Phoenix Rage Thrust                                           # 11
Input: <- (Y) 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: If you ask me, this is going to be one of your most valued 
vertical maneuvers! Let me explain it in terms you can come to grips 
with...You see, this attack is the most far reaching that Kilik owns. As 
such, you can attack from quite a distance. It is VERY useful in 
disrupting an enemy's attack pattern -- and if you've played this game 
so long you can tell what move a foe will do by looking at the 
animation, you will be able to find a window of opportunity to just 
stick that rod in there and throw them backwards; yes, you heard right, 
this is a grounding move! A powerful one too, which does a damage of 55!

That's not all, though. By doing a Spirit Charge, this move 
becomes...you might want to sit down for this one...an unblockable! 
However, you need to find the right time to do the charge and then the 
attack. The best time is when your adversary is on the other side of the 
ring, or close to it. Simply do this attack many times, and if they 
block it they will stagger backwards, so you can push them there. 
Another way is to simply use grounding attacks. Point is, if you do all 
of this correctly, you can easily turn this into an Finite Looping 
Attack <see Terminology to Know>!!

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Name: Stream Thrust                                                 # 12 
Input: <- + <- + Y 
Plane: Low 
Comments: A very low attack which hits the foe's shins. Anything else to 
discuss? Anyone at all? Anyone read this far? Heh, you must have a lot 
of time on your hands to read this far...

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Name: Yin and Yang                                                  # 13 
Input: Down, Lower left, <- + Y 
Plane: Unblockable Low 
Comments: I'm not trying to be vulgar or anything, but I want to ask 
everybody reading this an honest question. I don't know where I heard 
this, but it's in my memory for some perverse reason: Does "Yin and 
Yang" not mean "Cock and Dick" in Chinese or something? I don't want to 
offend anyone (Ahahaha), just a question...Er...OK, back to the "Kilik 
FAQ", heh, heh...

This powerful unblockable must be done up close, so be sure to find the 
perfect moment -- on a grounded opponent, a stunned one, someone who did 
an attack with a long comeback rate, etc. During this maneuver, Kilik 
ducks, charges up energy in his rod, and SLAMS it down on the enemy's 
abdomen, creating a gigantic flame and an enormous electrical discharge. 
Mmmm...gratuitous eye-candy.

Another way to use this move is to cancel is while you charge up! Most 
opponents will seize the opportunity and run at you while you start the 
charge: simply hit cancel (guard/a) and surprise them with another 
attack of your choice! 

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Name: Bridge                                                        # 14 
Input: Up, * + Y 
Plane: High 
Comments: I've tried to pull off this maneuver hundreds (maybe not) of 
times, but I always end up doing an eight-way attack. Sorry.

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Name: River Thrust                                                  # 15 
Input: From Full Crouch -- Lower left + Y 
Plane: Low 
Comments: A very low attack that does little damage.

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Name: Ling Sheng Slash                                              # 16 
Input: While Rising Up -- Y ...OR... 8*Way Running Up or Down + Y  
Plane: Medium 
Comments: A simple uppercut using the rod.

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Name: Ling Sheng Slash II                                           # 17 
Input: Up + Y 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: This move isn't listed in the practice mode whatsoever, yet 
it's quite easy to pull off. Hmmm...Anyways, this move will see Kilik 
jumping into the air and slamming the rod against the opponent. The 
great part is, if you do it in Spirit Charge form, it becomes an 
unblockable. Also of note is that you can attack grounded foe's this 
way...

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Name: Sheng Mirage Kick                                             # 18 
Input: <Y, B> 
Plane: High, medium 
Comments: Kilik does a high kick and a stab with his staff 
simultaneously, causing adequate damage. If you do a Spirit Charge, it 
becomes an unblockable.

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Name: Legend Rush                                                   # 19 
Input: <- + <Y, B>, quickly tap Y 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: Kilik swings his rod around in tight circles, then speeds 
forward.

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Name: Legend Rush Unblockable                                       # 20 
Input: <- <Y, B>, tap Y a second or two afterwards 
Plane: Medium unblockable 
Comments: Kilik dashes forward and delivers an unblockable thrust. Too 
bad this requires about three to four seconds of lead-way...something 
that could be spent more productively.

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Name: Rising Bo Feint                                               # 23 
Input: Y + B 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: Our hero does a distracting windmill move, then does an 
uppercut with his rod, which can actually cause a ring-out if near the 
edge of the arena! You can also avoid high attacks with this.

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Name: Yin Rising                                                    # 24 
Input: -> + Y + B 
Plane: Medium, medium 
Comments: Kilik rushes forward and does a cartwheel, literally dancing 
on the opponent's skull. Why this isn't listed under "Kicks" is beyond 
me! As for usage, it is definitely one you will want to use as an 
opener, because you can link up attacks afterwards and make up your own 
personally combos. A very useful move...

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Name: Phoenix Lunge                                                 # 25 
Input: <- + Y + B 
Plane: Low  
Comments: A bit of a deceitful move that can be very useful to those 
with good eyesight and timing. First, Kilik jumps backwards, lands on 
one foot, dashes forward, and belts the opponent on the shins! I say 
it's deceitful because at first it looks like a retreat, and the enemy 
will follow...the rest is self-explanatory.

========================================================================
======================== KICK ATTACKS ==================================
========================================================================

Name: Sheng Front Kick                                               # 1
Input: B 
Plane: High 
Comments: Kilik does a simple kick.

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Name: Sheng Lung Kick                                                # 2
Input: -> + B 
Plane: Medium
Comments: Has anybody noticed that these attack descriptions just aren't 
fun to read? Hmmm, oh well. In this almost exciting move, Kilik does a 
kick while leaning on his staff.

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Name: Sheng Lung Kick Combo                                          # 3
Input: -> + <B, Y> 
Plane: Medium, high
Comments: Kilik rushes forward and uses both his foot and rod to injure 
the enemy. Hey, didn't I cover this move before...? Oh well!

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Name: Yang Rising                                                    # 4
Input: -> + -> + B 
Plane: Medium, medium 
Comments: This move is very similar to the move "Yin Rising", so you can 
use the same strategies pretty much.

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Name: Yang Hop Kick                                                  # 5
Input: -> + -> + B, B 
Plane: Medium, medium, medium 
Comments: The exact same move as Yang Rising, except Kilik adds an extra 
kick as the helpless foe falls down.

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Name: Rising Phoenix                                                 # 6
Input: -> + -> + B, B, Y 
Plane: Medium, medium, medium... 
Comments: The same move as the Yang Hop Kick, except Kilik slams the rod 
against the falling opponent right after the kick.

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Name: Sheng Side Kick                                                # 7
Input: Down right + B 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: Our hero uses his staff as a support for his weight, jumps off 
the ground, and kicks the enemy. This is a good move to use against 
someone who is charging at you.

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Name: Sheng Su Low Kick                                              # 8
Input: Down + B 
Plane: Low 
Comments: Kilik slides is foot across the foe's shin, doing little 
damage.

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Name: Ling Sheng Su Sweep                                            # 9
Input: Down left + B 
Plane: Low 
Comments: What is up with these *weak* moves lately? They barely do any 
damage, and they don't phase the opponent at all.

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Name: Biting Kick                                                   # 10
Input: <- + B 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: He spins his rod, then kicks the opponent in he chest. 
Boring...and not very powerful, to boot.

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Name: Biting Heaven                                                 # 11
Input: <- + B, Y 
Plane: Medium, medium 
Comments: Finally, an attack that grounds the opponent. During this 
move, Kilik performs the Biting Kick, and then jabs the opponent, very 
hard, in the torso, sending them flying back.

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Name: Sheng Heh Kick                                                # 12
Input: <- + <- + B 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: Kilik slides to his left and lowers his foot onto the oncoming 
opponent. This move is best used when the enemy is charging at you from 
a distance, or when you are being backed down...it can ground them!

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Name: Phoenix Hop Kick                                              # 13
Input: While Rising Up -- B 
Plane: Medium  
Comments: Best used after the enemy uses a high attack, since you need 
to be ducking in order to begin this move.

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Name: Phoenix Hop                                                   # 14
Input: While Rising Up -- B, Y 
Plane: Medium, medium 
Comments: The same as the Phoenix Hop Kick, except Kilik uses his rod to 
bat the enemy character away from him...which will, of course, round 
them.

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Name: Sheng Illusion Kick                                           # 15
Input: <B, Y> 
Plane: High, low 
Comments: Kilik uses both his rod and foot to hurt the enemy. Where's 
the illusion? Or, for that matter, where is the beef? 

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Name: Retreating Thrust                                             # 16
Input: A + B 
Plane: High 
Comments: Our magical friend, Kilik, dives forward to attack, then runs 
backward out of harm's way. Unfortunately, he does not run backwards 
unless the staff touches the enemy...ouch! 

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Name: Fat Whacker?                                                  # 17 
Input: Up + B 
Plane: High 
Comments: Strangely, this is not included anywhere in the menus, but is 
a simple attack to pull off. In this move, Kilik jumps straight up and 
kicks the opponent, and also kicks in the opposite direction for some 
odd reason. 


========================================================================
==================== EIGHT WAY RUN ATTACKS ============================= 
======================================================================== 
 

Name: Cross Bo                                                       # 1
Input: While Running -- -> + X 
Plane: High, high 
Comments: A two hit in one slash type attack, this move is best used 
when charging the opponent, or when they use an attack with a long 
comeback rate. This move WILL ground them, and is a useful ring-out 
tool. 

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Name: Gale Cross                                                     # 2
Input: While Running -- Lower right + X 
Plane: High 
Comments: I refuse to comment on this attack, seeing as it will 
inevitably lead to the next one. 
 
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Name: Gale Divide                                                    # 3
Input: While Running -- Lower right + X, X 
Plane: High, high 
Comments: Kilik does a 360 degree spin, slapping the opponent with his 
staff, then does it again, except the second hit is much more powerful, 
and sends the enemy flying! A superb grounding attack. 
 
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Name: Gale Cross Haste                                               # 4
Input: While Running -- Upper right + X 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: In the same way I won't comment on the Gale Cross, I won't 
mention anything of this move. 

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Name: Gale Divide Haste                                              # 5
Input: While Running -- Upper right + X, X 
Plane: Medium, medium 
Comments: Kilik goes into the background, does a 360 spin, and hits the 
opponent twice, the second slam grounding them.

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Name: Wind Part                                                      # 6
Input: While Running -- Up + Up + X OR Down + Down + X  
Plane: Medium 
Comments: A semi-strong spin attack that isn't very useful.

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Name: Wind Divide                                                    # 7
Input: While Running -- Up + Up + X 
Plane: Medium, low 
Comments: First Kilik does the Wind Part, but then does a low attack 
using his staff, which separates the opponent's feet from the floor (a 
fancy way of saying it grounds them).

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Name: Mountain Carve                                                 # 8 
Input: While Running -- Up + Up + X, Y 
Plane: Medium, medium 
Comments: First Kilik does a side-swipe, then does another swipe which 
grounds the opponent. Have you noticed that a lot of the Eight-Way run 
attacks ground the enemy? 
 
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Name: Ling Sheng Slice                                               # 9 
Input: While Running -- Lower Left + X OR Upper Left + X  
Plane: Low 
Comments: Kilik does a weak foot/swipe attack.

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Name: Wave Part                                                     # 10 
Input: While Running -- <- + X 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: A weak, yet again, staff attack that does only about 25 
damage. Argh! It seems as if we've hit a big pile of worthless attacks 
that are just here to make the game look complicated.

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Name: Cross Tide                                                    # 11 
Input: While Running -- <- + X, X 
Plane: Medium, low 
Comments: Similar to the Wave Part, except the second attack, which will 
ground the opponent <yawns>. Isn't this FAQ so exciting?

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Name: Heavy Bo                                                      # 12 
Input: While Running -- -> + Y 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: Kilik hunches over and slams his giant, red rod into the 
ground, hurting anything that may be below it. Great on grounded 
enemies!

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Name: Raven Slaughter                                               # 13 
Input: While Running -- Down + Y OR Up + Y 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: Raven Slaughter? Honestly, some of these names baffle me. 
Regardless, this move will deflect the opponent upwards, and then they 
land hard on the ground.

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Name: Phoenix Thrust                                                # 14 
Input: While Running -- Lower Left + Y OR Upper Left + Y 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: What in the world? I've already covered this move 
before...Hmmm...

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Name: Phoenix Rage Thrust                                           # 15
Input: While Running -- Lower Left + (Y) OR Upper Left + (Y) 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: Again, I've covered this move before, so I don't think I'm 
going to waste any more bandwidth by spewing out more meaningless 
information...okay?

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        : : : skipping a bunch of attacks I've already done : : : 

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Name: Sliding                                                       # 16 
Input: While Running -- -> + B 
Plane: Low 
Comments: Kilik slides on his knees, much like when you steal a base in 
Baseball, and the enemy is grounded, and sent backwards. This is the 
perfect move for when you want to ring out someone!

************************************************************************

 : : : skips even more attacks that have already been covered : : : 

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Name: Mountain Sweep                                                # 17 
Input: While Running -- Down + B OR Up + B 
Plane: Low 
Comments: A pathetically weak, low kick.

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Name: Mountain Breaker                                              # 18 
Input: While Running -- Down + <B, X> OR Up + <B, X> 
Plane: Low, high 
Comments: Low kick, high rod thrust -- will ground opponents. For those 
of you who have read this far: whoohoo!!! 

You see, I had to do this, just to make it semi-exciting.


========================================================================
========================= THROWING ATTACKS ============================= 
======================================================================== 
 

Name: Heaven Monument                                                # 1
Input: In front of enemy -- X + A 
Plane: Not Applicable 
Comments: Kilik grabs the enemy, uses his rod to push them to the 
ground, then uses his rod to jump high into the air. As the enemy is 
about to get up, Kilik falls down and SLAMS the rod against their 
back...sweet. If this was in "real life", the enemy would be killer -- 
that, or paralyzed!

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Name: Light Breeze                                                   # 2 
Input: In front of enemy -- Y + A 
Plane: Not Applicable 
Comments: This is also very cool to see...Kilik pushes the opponent 
down, wracks them into the air, then BEATS them to the ground using his 
rod, slamming them against the floor. 

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Name: Cutting Sadness                                                # 3
Input: From the left side of enemy -- X + A OR Y + A 
Plane: Not Applicable 
Comments: Kilik does an assortment of kicks, rod attacks, etc. to pummel 
the enemy into the ground.

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Name: Summer Gale                                                    # 4
Input: From the right side of enemy -- X + A OR Y + A 
Plane: Not Applicable 
Comments: Our main man Kilik uses his rod to support the enemy, swings 
them around (with the enemy still on the rod), slams them against the 
floor, and then jumps up into the air and lands on their back! Yeah!

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Name: Phoenix Pounce                                                 # 5
Input: From behind the enemy -- X + A OR Y + A 
Plane: Not Applicable 
Comments: Kilik kicks the enemy down, jumps off their back, and FLINGS 
his rod at the foe's back. After a delightful cracking sound, the rod 
returns to Kilik's hands as if by magic. A very nice throw!

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Name: Tricky Bo                                                      # 6
Input: Lower Right + X + Y 
Plane: Not Applicable 
Comments: Kilik outs the staff between the opponent's legs, and lifts 
STRAIGHT up, slamming their delicate genitals to pieces. Ouch...this 
physically pains me to watch. ;)

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Name: Dirty Bo                                                       # 7
Input: (Lower left + X + Y) 
Plane: Not Applicable 
Comments: I've covered this before, but let's do it again! First, Kilik 
puts his rod under the enemy's genitals, then lifts straight up, and 
uses pure strength to throw them OVER his shoulder and into the ground 
behind him...yay!


========================================================================
======================== SPECIAL ATTACKS ===============================  
======================================================================== 
 

Name: Inner Peace                                                    # 1
Input: Down, lower right, -> + X 
Plane: Low 
Comments: A weak, low attack that will ground the enemy. HOORAY! I'm 
glad they threw all of these weak attacks in, otherwise this game 
wouldn't be so "complicated"...

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Name: Scythe                                                         # 2
Input: Down, lower right, -> + B 
Plane: High, high 
Comments: Kilik uses his staff as a pole, then kicks the enemy, sending 
them far, far away over the edge of death...er, almost. This has a great 
ring out capability! Too bad you'll get whooped why you attempt to enter 
the button combination, which is the case with half the moves in the 
game.

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Name: Heaven Monument                                                # 3 
Input: Down, lower right, right + X + Y 
Plane: Medium 
Comments: Kilik uses his staff to get high into the sky, then slams down 
using an electrified staff. A useful move, but don't use unless the 
enemy is about five virtual feet away from you, otherwise they will beat 
your ass down when Kilik is shinnying up the rod. If you use a Spirit 
Charge, this becomes an unblockable! 
 
The only problem with this attack is that it strikes a small area, so 
the enemy can easily move to the side to avoid.

========================================================================
====================== KILIK'S UNBLOCKABLES ============================ 
========================================================================

 
Name: Trick Bo                                                      # 1
Input: Lower right + X + Y
Plane: Low, unblockable
Comments: First Kilik strikes their kneecaps, and then he rises the rod 
straight up, and if it connects you will see a large ball of fire with 
electricity flowing about, the signature of an unblockable attack. The 
trick is to get the first hit in, which can be hard, seeing as it is so 
simple. 
 
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Name: Advancing Bow                                                  # 2
Input: Lower left + Y
Plane: Medium
Comments: Kilik ducks, does a 360 degree spin, and smacks the staff 
against the foe's torso as he rises up. If you do a Spirit Charge, this 
move becomes an unblockable! Other than that, though, there isn't much 
to discuss about this move. 
 
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Name: Phoenix Rage Thrust                                            # 3
Input: <- (Y)
Plane: Medium
Comments: If you ask me, this is going to be one of your most valued 
vertical maneuvers! Let me explain it in terms you can come to grips 
with...You see, this attack is the most far reaching that Kilik owns. As 
such, you can attack from quite a distance. It is VERY useful in 
disrupting an enemy's attack pattern -- and if you've played this game 
so long you can tell what move a foe will do by looking at the 
animation, you will be able to find a window of opportunity to just 
stick that rod in there and throw them backwards; yes, you heard right, 
this is a grounding move! A powerful one too, which does a damage of 55!

That's not all, though. By doing a Spirit Charge, this move 
becomes...you might want to sit down for this one...an unblockable! 
However, you need to find the right time to do the charge and then the 
attack. The best time is when your adversary is on the other side of the 
ring, or close to it. Simply do this attack many times, and if they 
block it they will stagger backwards, so you can push them there. 
Another way is to simply use grounding attacks. Point is, if you do all 
of this correctly, you can easily turn this into an Finite Looping 
Attack <see Terminology to Know>!!
 
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Name: Yin and Yang                                                   # 4
Input: Down, Lower left, <- + Y
Plane: Unblockable Low
Comments: I'm not trying to be vulgar or anything, but I want to ask 
everybody reading this an honest question. I don't know where I heard 
this, but it's in my memory for some perverse reason: Does "Yin and 
Yang" not mean "Cock and Dick" in Chinese or something? I don't want to 
offend anyone (ahaha), just a question...Er...OK, back to the "Kilik 
FAQ", heh, heh...

This powerful unblockable must be done up close, so be sure to find the 
perfect moment -- on a grounded opponent, a stunned one, someone who did 
an attack with a long comeback rate, etc. During this maneuver, Kilik 
ducks, charges up energy in his rod, and SLAMS it down on the enemy's 
abdomen, creating a gigantic flame and an enormous electrical discharge. 
Mmmm...gratuitous eye-candy.

Another way to use this move is to cancel is while you charge up! Most 
opponents will seize the opportunity and run at you while you start the 
charge: simply hit cancel (guard/a) and surprise them with another 
attack of your choice!

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Name: Ling Sheng Slash II                                            # 5
Input: Up + Y
Plane: Medium
Comments: This move isn't listed in the practice mode whatsoever, yet 
it's quite easy to pull off. Hmmm...Anyways, this move will see Kilik 
jumping into the air and slamming the rod against the opponent. The 
great part is, if you do it in Spirit Charge form, it becomes an 
unblockable. Also of note is that you can attack grounded foe's this 
way...

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Name: Sheng Mirage Kick                                              # 6
Input: <Y, B>
Plane: High, medium
Comments: Kilik does a high kick and a stab with his staff 
simultaneously, causing adequate damage. If you do a Spirit Charge, it 
becomes an unblockable.

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Name: Legend Rush Unblockable                                        # 7
Input: <- <Y, B>, tap Y a second or two afterwards
Plane: Medium unblockable
Comments: Kilik dashes forward and delivers an unblockable thrust. Too 
bad this requires about three to four seconds of lead-way...something 
that could be spent more productively.

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Name: Heaven Monument                                                # 8 
Input: Down, lower right, right + X + Y
Plane: Medium
Comments: Kilik uses his staff to get high into the sky, then slams down 
using an electrified staff. A useful move, but don't use unless the 
enemy is about five virtual feet away from you, otherwise they will beat 
your ass down when Kilik is shinnying up the rod. If you use a Spirit 
Charge, this becomes an unblockable!

The only problem with this attack is that it strikes a small area, so 
the enemy can easily move to the side to avoid.
  
========================================================================
=========== KILIK: IAQ -- INFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS =================
========================================================================

Q: I keep getting my hairy ass beat like a defenseless wombat. Can you 
offer some advice?

A: Except for your lack of a perceivable vocabulary, I believe I can 
assist you in some way. First thing to remember with Kilik: Don't go in 
and expect to be able to kill them in a few seconds! For the first few 
days of playing as Kilik, base your offense around the foe's. E.g. they 
make an attack, you block, they make another attack, you block, then you 
do a side-swipe and ground them. After about two days of this, you 
should have the hang of his basic moves, and be able to go in and "kick 
ass", as most people would say.

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Q: What is the best way to get a Finite Looping Attack with Kilik? 
 
A: Vertical Attacks: Number 11 -- Phoenix Rage Thrust...use in Spirit 
Charge form. With this attack, you will become nigh invincible...er, 
against the CPU at least. Don't use it too many times against a living 
player, as they will quickly wise up and back away.

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Q: Have you made up some combos of your own? If so, would you mind 
sharing? 
 
A: Sure, why not. I call the first one, "Rod of Doom." You run at the 
opponent, press Y/B at the same time to do a spinning kick, then press 
<- and X to do a back-swing that will leave the foe grounded for the 
second time! Total damage: 66

I call this the "Pointy Stick" maneuver. You run at the opponent and 
press Y/B at the same time to do a spinning kick, then immediately press 
<- + (Y), so the second the foe gets up they get plastered again! Total 
damage: 97

I could go on some more, but those are my best combos as of yet. Some 
button-mashing sessions in Practice Mode should surely turn up something 
interesting...just be sure to remember what you did! 

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Q: Why didn't you list down like half of Kilik's "specials"? 
 
A: Because they are so utterly pointless it literally shocks me the 
programmers spent any amount of time putting this into the game! All it 
involves is Kilik falling onto the ground! WTF?!

And the rest, such as the "Advancing Bo", etc., were already in my FAQ.

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Q: Have you ever done a FAQ for a fighting game before? 
 
A: No, actually. I really only do guides for games I immensely enjoy, 
and quite frankly, this is the first fighter I've played where I have 
actual FUN. Of course, this might have to do with the fact that I don't 
own a Playstation, but still, it's a good excuse, eh? :p

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Q: Is there any real point to this so called "Kilik: IAQ"? 
 
A: Not really -- though, I wouldn't want the readers to know that. 
Haven't you ever heard of blackmail?

In reality, I do think the first four questions needed answering. 

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7) OTHER MEANINGLESS SOUL CALIBUR BABBLE / RAMBLINGS
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In this intellectual section, marshmallow shares some of his opinions on 
the game of Soul Calibur in an honest, frank way. He uses his vocabulary 
skills to the limit, and makes sure his sentences come off as 
professional, profound, and respectable. 

...yeah, right!!

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There are a lot of incredibly awesome moves for this game, but alas, it 
seems that the CPU is simply too quick, even for those of you with 
super-human reflexes. Which is, you must admit, pretty damn annoying. 
Hmmm...I guess that's why they call it Ultra Hard, eh? :p

Inferno and Edge Master are basically the same characters...why can't 
Inferno have attacks that are like twice as powerful as anybody else's? 
I mean, c'mon, I beat the game using all of those other LAME 
characters...I deserve something special.

In one of the introductions of Lizardman (at the start of a new battle), 
the one where his sword passes in front of his nose, sometimes the blade 
goes through his face. Rather embarrassing, eh Namco?

Why do all fighting games require stereotypical Japanese/Chinese women? 
It's really annoying, and it just seems to be there for tradition. There 
are enough Takis and Xianghuas in the world, thank you very much.

What the heck is up with Voldo's strange BDSM clothing? It looks like he 
wants to get spanked, or something...They never explained that in the 
profile in the museum mode...Also, why are his eyes covered? And why 
does he have a rod in his mouth? Is it for him to bite down when his 
homosexual partner spanks him with a whip? :P...did I miss something?

Why do Yoshumitsu and Rock have such disturbing masks? I mean, sure, 
Rock "enjoys nature", but you don't see me running around in bear skin 
underwear, do ya?

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8) CREDITS SECTION
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Companies
= = = = = = = = = = 
Sega: Obviously, it's their machine, so they should get some credit.

Namco: For developing such a fun game. I don't even want to think about 
how many hours I wasted on this piece of trash ;)

Internet Sites
= = = = = = = = = = 

GameFAQS <www.gamefaqs.com>: Has all of my FAQs, plus thousands from 
other authors. If you can't find help there...well, you're going to have 
a hard time finding some! :D

Namco's Official Site <www.namco.com>: Nothing much, but hey, it's 
there. 

Namco's Official Soul Calibur Site <www.soulcalibur.com>: Some very 
lengthy and detailed explanations for you newbie Soul Calibur fighters.  

People
= = = = = = = = = = = 

Jeff "CJayC" Veasey <gamefaqs@gamefaqs.com>: The owner/webmaster of 
GameFAQs. I thank him for making such a site, and for taking my FAQs -- 
as do many others. 

Solid Snake <N/A>: Don't ask who he is...I doubt he'll read this, but if 
he does, I just want to say thanks for your, er, "intellectual" Soul 
Calibur rants at the Nintendorks chatroom! :P Hahaha! This is one funny 
bastard!

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9) CONTACT INFORMATION
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Feel free to contact the insane author of this FAQ, marshmallow, with 
any e-mail, corrections, adorations, admonitions, praise, damnation, 
condemnation, or death threats at: marshmallow@nintendomail.com. 

I also have ICQ, but after changing my number, I only allow special 
people to be on my list. Note that I only check my e-mail every other 
few decades, so please be patient. If you don't receive any replies 
within a few weeks, it's safe to say you asked a very idiotic question. 
 
Until we meet again...

                     Sincerely,
                     marshmallow  

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