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Xianghua In-Depth Character FAQ

Hello, The Seabiscuit here with a character FAQ for Chai Xianghua from Soul
Calibur II.  This file is copyright 2003, 2004 The Seabiscuit.  This file 
should *NOT* appear anywhere else other than www.gamefaqs.com.  If you find 
this file hosted elsewhere, please contact me at bellatrix@gmail.com.  
This file is to be used for personal use only.  You may link to 
www.gamefaqs.com, but please donot link directly to this file.



Version notes:  This is the first version, I'm going to call it version 0.74,
and it contains Xianghua's profile, weapons information, miscellaneous
information, character ending, and collections.  The only incomplete part is
her movelist (sorry, but that takes the longest to transcribe from the game!).
Also still to come is Xianghua's quote list, and anything else I can think of.

Update, 11-06-03: Version .90 completed movelist

Update, 11-12-03: Version 1.0 added dialogue, ASCII picture

Update, 11-18-04: I can't believe it's been over a year already.  Wow. Anyway, 
I noticed that this had an email address that I don't use anymore, so I put in 
a new one.  Sorry if you've been trying to contact me.  The new address is
bellatrix@gmail.com and should work just fine.  No other changes have been made
to the guide.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Profile

2. Moves
   A moves
   B moves
   Kicks
   Throws
   Misc
   Signature
   Quick
   Powerful

3. Weapons

4. Costumes & Collections

5. Ending

6. Voice Acting

7. Misc.

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1. PROFILE
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Name: Chai Xianghua
Age: 20
Birthplace: Ming Empire/Peking
Height: 5'0
Weight: 101 lbs.
Birth Date: April 2
Blood Type: B
Weapon: Chinese Sword
Weapon Name: No Name
Discipline: Sword Play passed down from her mother

Family: Mother/Deceased
        Father/Deceased, according to her mother

   Xianghua became a member of the royal guard with her skillful swordsmanship
nurtured since childhood. She was then assigned on a mission to find Soul Edge.
Unfortunately, the Emperor's hand-picked search party failed to produce the
"Hero's Sword."

   Truthfully, Xianghua had found the sword, but she disobeyed her orders and
destroyed the demonic weapon after learning its true nature. Falling into
disfavor with the Emperor, Xianghua was stripped of her rank and reassigned to
a menial position.

   One day, news reached Xianghua that the Emperor attacked a castle that
supposedly housed a member of the search party who had found the Hero's Sword,
but refused to hand over the weapon to the Emperor.

   Soldiers were dispatched and the castle fell, but the sword was never found.
Xianghua was summoned, for they required her knowledge and experience.

   Xianghua had destroyed the evil sword. Soul Edge did not exist in this
world. But the investigation proved otherwise. Xianghua heard rumors of Soul
Edge fragments that existed in this place.

   If this proved to be the truth, she had to find every single fragment and
crush them down until nothing remained!

   Xianghua left on a journey, words of her mother echoing in her mind.

   "Cut your path through an uncertain future..."


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2. MOVES
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A moves

Move Name                                   Press           Hits     Attributes
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1. Beautiful Rhythm                      A A B              HHM

2. Beautiful Rhtyhm~Bea Her Hua          A A 2 (8)          HH         SP/GI

3. Swallow Blade                  (During Bea Her Hua) A    H

4. Rhythm Blade                   (During Bea Her Hua) B    H

5. Tzao Lan Hua Rhythm                   A A 4B B          HHMMM

6. False Tzao Lan Hua Rhythm             A A 4B B B        HHMMH

7. Tzao Lan Hua Rhythm (cancel)          A A 4B B G        HHMM        SP

8. Cross Lian Hun                        6A                H

9. Striking Lian Hua                     66A               H

10. Angry Shui Shan                      3A K              LH

11. Angry Shui Shan (cancel)             3A K G            L           SP

12. Rhythm Halt                          2A                            SM

13. Chai Hua                             1A                L

14. Storming Lian Hua                    4A                M

15. Lan Hua Slice                        44A               M

16. Lan Hua (Hold)                       44[A]             MH

17. Muu Jiann                            A+B               MM

18. Muu Jiann (Hold)                     [A]+[B]           MM           GB

19. Muaa Jian Advance                    6A+B              MM

20. Great Wall                           44A+B             MM

21. Lian Hua Cannon                      3A+B              M

22. Yann Divide                          2A+B              L

23. Reverse Shui Shian                   1A+B              M

24. Reverse Shui Shian (cancel)          1[A]+[B]                       SP
    ~Downed position
25. Guei                   while down on ground A+B        L

26. Muu Jiann Retreat                    4A+B              MM           GI

27. Ma Chiueh                            44A+B             H

28. Lian Hua Kicks                       2A+K K            LMM

29. Lian Hua Sweeps                      2A+K 2K           LL

30. Lian Hua Twist Left                  aB                M

31. Feng Yun Feint                       aK B              MML

32. Feng Yun Feint (Side Movement)       aK 2(8)B          MML          SP

33. Double Feng Yun                      aK K              MMM

34. Striking Lian Hua                    [6]B              H

35. Li                                   [3]([9])A         M

36. Spinning Lian Hua                    [2]([8])A         M

37. Ing Hua                              [1]([7])A         H

38. Lan Hua Slice                        [4]A              M

39. Ma Chiueh             [4]([3],[9],[2],[8],[1],[7])A+B  H

40. Hou Lee            [6]([3],[9],[2],[8],[1],[7],{4})A+K               SP

41. Muu Jiann Rhythm               while rising A A        MM

42. Mei Hua Dance                while crouching A+B A     LHH

43. Mei Hua Divide               while crouching A+B B     LHH

44. Mei Hua Carve                while crouching A+B 2B    LHL



B moves

Move Name                                   Press           Hits     Attributes
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1. Elegant Rhythm                            B B             MM

2. Advancing Rhythm                          6B A            HM

3. Advancing Rhythm Delay                    6B  A           HM

4. Deadly Rhythm                             6B B            HL

5. Deadly Rhythm Delay                       6B  B           HL

6. Playful Rhythm~Laughing Bea Her Hua       66B4            M         SP/GI

7. Playful Rhythm                            66B B           MM

8. Playful Rhythm~Laughing Bea Her Hua       66B B4          MM        SP/GI

9. Lian Hua Upper                            3B              M

10. Rhythm Break                             2B              M

11. Shan Ji                                  1B A            ML

12. Shan Ji Delay                            1B  A           ML

13. Shan Ji Illusion                      1B (max delay)A    MM

14. Shan Ji Cancel                           1B A G          M         SP

15. Tzao Lan Hua                             4B B            MMM

16. Tzao Lan Hua Dance                       4B B A          MMH

17. Tzao Lan Hua Feint                       4B B B          MMH

18. Tzao Lan Hua Cancel                      4B B G          MM        SP

19. Vengeful Lian Hua                        44B             M

20. Vengeful Lian Hua~Laughing Bea Her Hua   44B4            M         SP/GI

21. Twin Mei Hua                             B+K             MM

22. Waterfall                                4B+K            M

23. Waterfall Cancel                         4B+K G                    SP

24. Waterfall~Bea Her Hua                    4B+K 2(8)                 SP/GI

25. Advancing Bea Her Hua                    44B+K                     SP/GI

26. Lower Great Wall                         3B+K            M

27. Quake Step                               2B+K            M         SP/GI

28. Quake Step Cancel                        2B+K G                    SP

29. Hwu Dye                                  1B+K            M

30. Muu Ling                                 4B+K            M         U

31. Muu Ling Cancel                          4B+K G                    SP

32. Retreating Bea Her Hua                   44B+K                     SP/GI

33. Sweet Harmony                            bA A            MM        GI

34. Sweet Harmony Delay                      bA  A           MM        GI

35. False Mirror                             bK B            MMM

36. False Mirror Feint                       bK B B          MML

37. San Jaan                                 [3]([9])B       MMM

38. San Jaan Cancel                          [3]([9])B G     M         SP

39. Playful Slice                            [2]([8])B       M

40. Vengeful Lian Hua                     [4]([1],[7])B      M

41. Vengeful Lian Hua~                    [4]([1],[7])B4     M         SP/GI
    Laughing Bea Her Hua
42. Bea Her Hua                [3]([9],[2],[8],[1],[7])B+K             SP/GI

43. Shiang Ryh Kwei                    while rising B        MM

44. Shiang Gyh Kwei Feint             while crouching bA     L

45. Shiang Gyh Kwei Feint Cancel      while crouching bA G             SP

46. Mei Guei Hua                      while crouching 3B     M

47. Mei Guei Hua Feint                while crouching bB     L



Kicks

Move Name                                   Press           Hits     Attributes
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1. Heh Kick                                  6K              H

2. Woan Shyong Combo                       44K B             MM

3. Woan Shyong Combo Cancel                44K B G           M          SP

4. Sheau Shan Kick                           3K              L

5. Woan Shyong Nibble                        2K              L

6. Circle Breaker                            1K              L

7. Shan Kick                                 4K              H

8. Ta                                        44K             M

9. Mei Hua Circle                            kB B            MM

10. Mei Hua Circle                           kB 8B           MM

11. Circle Breaker Feint Divide              1kA A B         MMML

12. Circle Breaker Feint Divide              1kA A K         MMMM
    Double Feng Yun
13. Swallow's Blade                          [3]([9])K A     HH

14. Swallow Blade~Bea Her Hua           [3]([9])K A B+K      HH         SP/GI

15. Mei Hua Circle                      [2]([8])K B          MM

16. Mei Hua Circle                      [2]([8])K 8B         MM

17. Circle Breaker                           [1]([7])K       L

18. Ta                                       [4]K            M

19. Circle Breaker Feint Divide         [1]([7])kA A B       MMML

20. Circle Breaker Fient Divide         [1]([7])kA A K       MMMM
    Double Feng Yun
21. Rising Shui Sian                       while rising K    M




Throws

Move Name                                            Press
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1. Yuen Chuei Shaur                          approach enemy A+G

2. Long Ling Sheang                          approach enemy B+G

3. Yuh Luen Shaur                   approach enemy from behind A+G or B+G

4. Tien E Sheang                    approach enemy from the left A+G or B+G

5. Yng Dyi Yann                     approach enemy from the right A+G or B+G

6. Wind Chime                                approach enemy 214B+G



Misc.

Move Name                                Press              Hits     Attributes
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1. Hou Lee                                A+K                            SP

2. Lower Great Wall              First spin of Hou Lee B     M

3. Hou Lee (Hold)                        [A]+[K]                         SP

4. Lower Great Wall Punishment   Second spin of Hou Lee B    M           GB



Signature

Move Name                                Press                 Hits
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1. Playful Rhythm                        44B B                  MM

2, Lower Great Wall            First spin of Hou Lee B          M

3. Vengeful Lian Hua                     44B                    M

4. Angry Shui Shian                      3A K                   LH



Quick

Move Name                                Press              Hits
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1. Beautiful Rhythm                       A A B              HHM

2. Lian Hua Upper                         3B                 M

3. Heh Kick                               6K                 H

4. Advancing Rhythm                       6B A               HM



Powerful

Move Name                                Press              Hits     Attributes
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1. Muu Ling                              4B+K                M           U

2. Lower Great Wall Punishment   second spin of Hou Lee B    M           GB

3. San Jaan                          [3]([9])B               MMM

4. Muu Jiann (Hold)                    [A]+[B]               MM          GB



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3. WEAPONS
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--No Name 1P/2P--
Most familiar and well-balanced weapon for her.
Xianghua's starting weapon.

After the fight with Soul Edge four yeasr ago, an old man carrying this
nameless sword paid a visit to Xianghua. He referred to himself as a master
swordsman and gave this sword to Xianghua as thanks for stopping Soul Edge,
then immediately left again for parts unknown. It is an exceedingly
well-balanced weapon.



--Kard--
Powerful single strikes with SC, but lacks offense.
Purchase in Chapter 1 or Chapter 2

A Persian short sword shaped like a kitchen knife. It entered into use in the
Mughal Empire in India starting in the sixteenth century and eventually became
the most commonly used short sword in the Empire. Its small size means that it
does not deliver enormous damage, but it is easy to score hits upon the
opponent.



--Northern Star--
Powerful single strikes, but easy to lose balance.
Purchase in Chapter 2

A magic short sword bearing special  markings. Some ships' crews use this sword
 to ritually carve a star into the mast of their ship as a prayer for safe
sailing. Its sharp point makes it good for attacking, but it is not suited for
defensive use.



--Soul Calibur (Evil)--
Offense increases with SC, but requires energy to wield.
Complete Chapter 5, Stage 2 Paradise of Altair (Defeat yourself!)

After being exposed to the poisonous evil of Soul Edge for an extended period
of time, Soul Calibur was eventually taken over by the cursed sword. This form
of Soul Calibur contains great power, but it is incredibly unstable.



--Kopis--
Penetrates defenses, but has short reach.
Purchase in Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, or Chapter 6

An ancient Greek sword used extensively throughout the Mediterranean coast. Its
curved blade can penetrate an opponent's defense and successfully deliver
damage. In general, those that exist today are all ancient artifacts and in no
shape to be used as weapons, but there are some like this one that are in good
condition.



--Qi Xing Sword--
Long reach and has powerful single strikes, but lacks offense/defense.
Purchase in Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, or Subchapter 4

A treasured sword said to have been used by a sage who lived in the sacred
mountains of Kunlun in China. It is said that he used the sword as part of a
ritual to prepare the elixirs of immortality. The 'Qi Xing (Seven Stars)'of its
 name refers to the seven stars of the big dipper, said to govern death. Since
it is not really a weapon it doesn't inflict much damage, but it has great
resistive power against an enemy blade.



--Krita-Yuga--
Health recovers with SC.
Purchase in Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10, and Subchapter 4

One of the three treasures of the Ling-Sheng Su Temple. It is said that it
changes form based on its surroundings. It was lost into a void during the
battle with Soul Edge four years ago. According to legend, it fills its wielder
with overflowing vitality.



--Blue Storm--
Long reach and has good offense, but vulnerable to impact.
Purchase in Chapter 9, Chapter 10, and Subchapter 4

A Tang dynasty Chinese long sword passed down as a family treasure through
members of the Seung family in Korea. It was carried by Korea's greatest hero
on his first quest for Soul Edge and aided him greatly on his journey. It saw a
number of fierce battles along the way and is somewhat worn.



--Soul Edge (Complete)--
Fearsome demonic weapon said to increases in power with SC...
Purchase in Extra Chapter 1

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 discpline can retain their will
while wielding this weapon. It increases its cuttin power by enhancing and then
devouring the spirit of its wielder.



--Soul Calibur--
Legendary weapon. Wield it to discover its true power!
Purchase in Extra Chapter 2

The spirit sword that has fought countless battles against Soul Edge behind the
scenes of history, unbeknownst to man. It reacts to those of pure heart and
gives its wielder the power to counter darkness. Just like the dark sword, it
can change form. It is the true form of the Krita-Yuga. It is a blessed blade
that fills its wielder with power and strikes at the forces of evil.



--Calligraphy Brush--
It's not much of a weapon, but it is still a fabled item.
Purchase in Subchapter 2

A tool for writing letters with ink. Among members of the Chai family in China,
well-known for the number of successful military men it has produced, there is
a story of a Chai ancestor that once fought off an assassin with a brush such
as this one. It's not really a weapon, but perhaps that will cause opponents to
let down their guard.


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4. COSTUMES AND COLLECTIONS
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You can collect 88 unlockables in the game.  Xianghua's are numbers 40, 41,
and 42

40 is her profile, which you get when you complete Arcade mode with Xianghua.

41 is her weapon demonstration, which you buy in Subchapter 1 of Weapon Master
Mode.

42 is her 3rd costume, which you can buy in three different shops in Weapon
Master Mode: Chapter 7, Subchapter 4, or Extra Chapter 2.
It will cost around 24000 unless you use Xianghua a lot, in which case the
price is inflated.


Costume 1P: Hair color is brown.  She wears light blue and purple, with a blue
band in her hair. Her shoes are purple.

Costume 2P: Hair color is brown.  This outfit is mostly red, with some
gold & blue accents. Her shoes are red.

Costume 3P: Hair color is reddish brown and pulled up.  She wears a short black
dress, black leggings, and black shoes.



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5. ENDING (Arcade Mode)
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Reunited with her sacred sword, Xianghua became an ethereal light within the
evil aura. The malevolent entity perished, unable to sustain its existence
against such power. Her sword then fell silent -- perhaps it knew it had
fulfilled its purpose. Xianghua headed home with it in hand. To put an end to
the ever-growing rumors about the evil sword, she never lie again as she
journeyed home.



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6. VOICE ACTING
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In the English version of the game, her character voice is provided by
Wendee Lee.

English spoken words:

   Here I come!
   OK, time to say your prayers!
   Are you sure youwant to fight?
   Come on!
   Go me!
   You're going to regret this!
   Last chance if you want to quit!
   We live in a dangerous world.
   Don't worry, it'll be over soon.
   There's no turning back.
   Show me what you've got!
   You're gonna be sorry!
   Don't cry, okay?
   Come and get me!
   Justice will prevail! Just kidding!
   I'm stronger than all of you!
   That was great! Yeah!
   Hope you ahve a long life! Just kidding!
   Here we go!
   I said no mercy!
   How's that?
   Do you want more?!
   That was fun!
   That's that.
   Oh, was I being a meany?
   How's that? I said no mercy!
   Huh?
   How?!
   What?!
   Sorry I'm late, I'll get you this time!
   I can't let you go any further, Kilik.
   Evil must be destroyed! It's the only way!
   What you're trying to do is too dangerous!
   Here...
   ...we go!
   Forget it!
   Gotcha!
   Shut up!
   Eat this!
   Here's another!
   Go away!
   Stay there!
   How's this?
   Sorry!
   Tricked ya!
   How's that?
   Dummy!
   Just kidding!
   Just kidding      (this one is spoken differently)
   Hey!

Interestingly enough, in her destined battle in Arcade mode, her lines differ
slightly from what they are in her profile.
It begins when Xianghua walks towards Kilik and says "Kilik."  After he tells
her she can't fight it with strength alone,
she assumes a fighting pose and says "I can't let you go any further."

In the Japanese version, her character voice is provided by Aya Hisakawa.

Japanese spoken words (translated)

   You think you can keep up with me?
   OK, time to say your prayers!
   Are you sure you want to fight?
   Come and get me!
   Go me!
   You're going to regret this!
   Last chance if you want to quit!
   We live in a dangerous world!
   Looks like we got ourselves a fight!
   Don't worry, it'll be over soon.
   I guess there's no turning back!
   Show me what you've got!
   I'm not going to hold back!
   Don't cry, okay?
   It won't hurt that much.
   Last chance to apologize!
   Justice will prevail! Just kidding!
   Not bad, huh?
   How did you like my deadly skills?
   Hope you have a long life! Just kidding!
   How did you like that?
   Okay!
   I said no mercy!
   How's that?
   Do you want more?
   You asked for it!
   How was that?
   I said no mercy!
   Thanks, that was fun!
   We live in a dangerous world.
   That was great!
   That's that.
   You can't believe it? Too bad for you!
   How was that? I said no mercy!
   Hey!
   What?!
   That wasn't enough?!
   I'll get you this time!
   Get out of my way, Kilik!
   Evil must be destroyed!
   What you're trying to do is too dangerous!
   How about...
   ...this?!
   You're mine!
   There!
   I got you!
   Go!
   Here's another!
   It's useless!
   Hey!
   Don't even think you can dodge this!
   How's this?
   Sorry!
   Tricked you!
   How was that?
   You didn't expect that, did you?
   Just kidding!
   Just kidding!    (pronounced differently)



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7. MISC.
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Xianghua's rival (in WMM and Arcade mode) is Kilik.

Name is pronounced "Zshahn-gwa"

Her stage (seen in her profile) is the Xiwei Seige Ruins.

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