"Trascending History and the World, 
                          A Tale of Souls and Swords Eternally Retold"

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-Link-
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Soul Calibur II - Gamecube Version
Character FAQ for - Link
Version 1.2
by: NeOak

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Table of Contents
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1. Version Updates
2. Introduction
3. Link's Profile
4. Weapons & Costumes
5. Control Types & Legend
6. Move list
    6.1. Horizontal (A)
    6.2. Vertical (B)
    6.3. Kick (K)
    6.4. Throws (Th)
    6.5. Miscelaneus (Misc)
    6.6. Signature Moves (Sign)
    6.7. Quick Attacks (Qk)
    6.8. Power Attacks (Pow)
7. FAQs
8. Legal Stuff

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1. Version Updates
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Version 1.2 - September 5 2003 (WM-Lv.66)
Added in the FAQs section how to open SUBchapter 2 and where are
EXTRA chapter 1&2.

Version 1.1 - September 1 2003 (WM-Lv. 59)
Added where to get the Bug Catching Net. (Credits at section 8). And
added one FAQ question. I'm going to try and make the moves list more
easy to understand (instead of U, Up, instead of D, Down, etc.)

Version 1.0 - August 30 2003
Started this thing. I am Lv. 57 in Weapon Master and i have almost
all things belonging to Link. And, because there is no FAQ about him,
i decided to write one about the best of the console exclusive
characters in Soul Calibur 2.

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2. Introduction
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Welcome to my FAQ about Link. Here i will provide you with complete
about Link, the exclusive character of the Gamecube version of
Soul Calibur 2.

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3. Link's Profile
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Name: Link
Bithplace: Hyrule
Weapon: Sword & Shield
Weapon Name: Master Sword & Hylian Shield (default)
Stage: Ostrheinsburg Chapel

Once upon a time, Hyrule's tranquility was shattered by the arrival
of several disasters. The calamities brought dark, ominous clouds
which shut out the sun. Suprisingly, it came to light that a magician
was to blame for the disasters.

Just as the people were about to lose all hope, the sun miraculosly
returned. Link, who was summoned by Zelda to find the cause of the
disasters, succesfully defeated the magician. The people of Hyrule
rejoiced in the belief that eternal peace would rule.

Unfortunately, this was not to be.

It became clear that the magician responsible for the disasters was
in fact, controlled by an evil sword called Soul Edge, which existed
in another world.

Futhermore. the fragments of Soul Edge were gathering together in this
other world.

Knowing that the resurrection of the evil blade must be prevented at
all costs, Link chose to travel to the other world and destroy 
Soul Edge.

Link gathered his trusted Master Sword, Hylian Shield, and Ocarina,and
set off on a secret journey.

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4. Weapons & Costumes
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--Weapons--

1. Master Sword & Hylian Shield

Description: Link's most familiar and well-balanced weapon.

History: A magic sword and shield that have accompanied Link on many 
         adventures and helped him repeatedly save the land of Hyrule. 
         This journey is no less dire, and Link once again goes into 
         battle equipped with these items, this time in another world. 
         These are well-balanced arms for Link.

Where to get: N/A - default weapon

2. Razor Sword

Description: Goof offense offset by a short reach and a penetrable
             guard.

History: A sword forged by the blacksmith from the mountain village 
         on Snowhead. The blacksmith is famous for his perfectionism
         --this sword is yet another excellent example of his 
         craftsmanship and boasts an amazingly sharp cutting edge. 
         Unfortunately, the metal used to forge this blade is prone 
         to chipping, so there remains some concern about its 
         defensive capabilities.

Where to get: WM Chapter 1.

3. Armos Series

Description: Offense increases with SC but lacks defense.

History: A sword and shield from one of the living Armos statues that
         dot the land of Hyrule. The origins of these items are
         shrouded in mystery. mcuh like the Armos themselves.
         Concentrating one's will increases the weapons' power, but
         they are a bit too heavy for Link and he cannot use them
         effectively for guarding.

Where to get: WM Chapter 2.

4. Megaton Hammer

Description: Good offense, strong single strikes, but a short reach.

History: An extremely heavy hammer. learning to use it effectively
         could take some time. as its reach is somewaht short for a
         weapon. Its power and toughness, however, exceed that of any
         normal sword. It's guaranteed to inspire awe.

Where to get: WM Chapter 3 & 5.

5. Cane of Byrna

Description: Recovers health and increases defense with SC.

History: An ancient magic staff that grants protection to heroes.
         It can be used even by those who are not sorcerers as long
         as their hearts are pure. It is said that praying with all
         one's heart will shroud the user in light and fill him with
         vitality. Because it is not a true weapon, it usually does
         not fare well when it clashes against an opponent's weapon.

Where to get: WM Chapter 3, 4 & 5.

6. Mirror Shield

Description: Reflects attacks, but may cause Link to lose balance.

History: A mirror-like shield found in the Spirit Temple. It is an
         amazing work of art, and there are few who world argue that
         is not one of the finest shields in Hyrule. It is said that
         its surface not only reflects not only light but hostile
         intent as well.

Where to get: WM Chapter 6 & 7.

7. Magic Sword & Magic Shield

Description: Good at penetrating defenses, but weak against impact.

History: Ancient arms hidden deep in an undergorund tomb. This 
         powerful sword holds an enchantment that counters the forces
         of darkness, and its holy aura allows it to deliver damage
         to the enemy even without making physical contact. The shield
         is enchanted with a spell that protects its user from enemy
         magic, but the actual shield itself is quite old and is weak
         against physical impact.

Where to get: WM Chapter 6, 8 & 9.

8. Biggoron's Sword

Description: Long reach and has a good offense but requires energy to
             weild.

History: A mastefully crafted long swrod forged by the best blacksmith
         in Hyrule, Biggoron, who lives on Death Mountain. Designed
         specifically for Link, it is made to be wielded with one 
         hand. Even so, swinging it with full force gets tiring after
         a while.

Where to get: Chapter 8 & 10.

9. Soul Edge (Complete)

Description: Fearsome demonic weapon said to excel in offense and
             defense.

History: An evil blade with a reputation for devouring souls. This
         weapon is also known to be a shape-shifter-- which form it
         takes depends on its current owner. The forms it has taken
         are legendary, as are the souls of the renowned warriors
         it has consumed. Only those with great mental discipline
         can retain their will while wielding this weapon. It consumes
         the souls of those who fall before the blade, and also the
         soul of its wielder.

Where to get: WM Extra Chapter 1.

10. Great Fairy Sword

Description: The ultimate sword! Wield it to discover its true power!

History: A sword blessed by the Great Fairy, rumored to be able to
         reflect any and all dark magic. Merely holding it fills the
         wielder with strenght, but unfortunately, its protective
         power did not survive intact in this world, and it is no
         longer able to resist enemy attacks.

Where to get: WM Extra Chapter 2.

11. Bug Catching Net (Joke Weapon)

Description: ??

History: ??

Where to get: WM Subchapter 2 (Check the FAQs in how to open it)

--Costumes--

1. Kokiri Clothes (default--Green)
2. Goron Tunic (Red)
3. Zora Tunic (Blue, must be bought in WM Extra Chapter 1 Shop)
4. Original Tunic (From the first NES TLoZelda. Must be bought also
                   in the WM Extra Chapter 1 Shop. You must have
                   bought the Zora Tonic for this one to appear as
                   "New Costume 2")

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5. Control Types & Legend
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--Moves:
U -> Up                  UR -> Diagonal Up+Right
D -> Down                UL -> Diagonal Up+Left
F -> Foward              DF -> Diagonal Down+Foward
B -> Backward            DB -> Diagonal Down+Backward
N -> Any Direction 

--Hold Moves
U* -> Hold Up            UR* -> Hold Diagonal Up+Right
D* -> Hold Down          UL* -> Hold Diagonal Up+Left
F* -> Hold Foward        DF* -> Hold Diagonal Down+Foward
B* -> Hold Backward      DB* -> Hold Diagonal Down+Backward
N* -> Hold Any Direction

--Attacks
H -> Horizontal Slash
V -> Vertical Slash
K -> Kick
G -> Guard
= -> Press Repeatedly

--Hold Attacks
A* -> Hold Horizontal Slash
B* -> Hold Vertical Slash
K* -> Hold Kick
G* -> Hold Guard

(!)-> Guard Break/Unblockable

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6. Moves list
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6.1 - Horizontal Attacks

H
H*
H,H
H,H*
H,V
H,V,V+K
H,V,K
H,V,K*
FH,H
FH,H
FH,H,V
FFH
DFH
DH
DBH
BH
BH*
U(or UB or UF) H
U(or UB or UF) H*
D,DB,BH
F*H
DF*(or UF*)H
D*(or U*)H
DB(or UB)H
DB(or UB)H*
DB(or UB)H,V
B*H
B*H*
N*H+V
N*H+K
Rising+H
Rising+H*

6.2 - Vertical Attacks

V*
VV
VK
FV
FV=
FFV
DFV
DFV*
DV
DBV
BV,H
BV,A*
BBV
BBV*
BBV*
U(or UB or UF)V
BB,V+K
BB,V*+K*
BB,V*+K*,G
VH
VH*
FFVH
FFVH*
F*(or DF* or UF*) V
D*(or U*)H
D*(or U*)H*
DB* (or UB*) V
B*V
B*V*
B*V*
F*VH
F*VH*
N,V+K
Rising+V

6.3 - Kicks

K
K*
FK
FK*
FFK
DFK
DK
DBK,KBK
BBK
DF*K
D*(or U*)K
D*(or U*)K*
D*(or U*)K,F
D*(or U*)K,B
B*K
Rising+K,DV

6.4 - Throws

H+G
V+G

6.5 - Miscelaneus

H+V
V+K
H+K
FFK (+ H,V or K,DV)
BBK (+ H,V or K)

6.7 - Signature Moves

D,DB,B,H
H+V,V(or V*)
V+K,K(or K*)
H+K,H(or H*)

6.8 - Quick Moves

H,H
V,V
DFK
FH,H

6.9 - Power Moves

D,DB,B,H* (!)
U,H*
BB,V*+K*
BBV*

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7. FAQs
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Q. How much "X sword" cost? Why don't you say it in here?

A: Because, if you didn't notice, the higher the Level in your Weapon
   Master Quest, the cheaper Weapons, Costumes and Extras become.
   For Example. The Soul Edge costs 9800 G when you open Extra Chapter
   1, but, if you advance several levels, it can become 7800 G or less
   than that.
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Q. Are EXTRA and SUB Chapters the same?

A. No. Extra Chapters are more difficult and are more of side quests.
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Q. Where are the EXTRA Chapters?

A: The Extra Chapter 1 is ABOVE Chapter 9. Extra Chapter 2 is BELOW
   Subchapter 4, which is BELOW of Chapter 8.
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Q. I opened the EXTRA Chapter 1 & 2, but the Soul Edge and the Great
   Fairy Sword aren't in the shop!

A: I bought the weapons AFTER defeating Inferno in Chapter 10, Stage 3
   so, defeat him and then try to get the weapons. Also, is "EXTRA 
   chapter" not "SUBChapter".
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Q. How can i open SUBChapter 2?

A: You need to be in Level 72 (Edge Master). Then, go to Chapter 4 and
   beat again the Mission 3. You should be able to go in SUBchapter 2.

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8. Legal Issues
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2003 NeOak
You can't copy anything from here, UNLESS you ask me first.

Credits to "dudewhatsmyname7@aol.com" for the info where to get
the Bug Net. I knew it from the Board, but, he took the time to tell
me about it, and besides, he is the one how told me how to open the
Subchapter 2.

The Only places allowed to host this are GameFAQS.com and Faqs.ign.com
You can, however, if you ask me.

The Legend of Zelda and "Link" belongs to Nintendo.
The Soul Calibur history, art, etc... belongs to Namco.

And you can't use this FAQ for commercial purporses!