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Raphael Walkthrough - Playstation 2

Written by: Darin Dye
            <gamemaster53539@yahoo.com>

Version 1.00

Begin Date:  7-04-2007
Completed Date: 7-08-2007

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LEGAL STUFF

All things in and of this game (as well as the other titles) was created
and developed by Namco and the other companies that was involved.

In order to use this document elsewhere you need to have my permission
before usage (getting authorization is as simple as e-mailing me for
permission), and when you do include my name as the author... because 
I'm the rightful author of this document.

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Table of Contents

I) Raphael
 A) Character Profile
 B) Weapons
 C) Move List
  1) Horizontal Attacks
  2) Vertical Attacks
  3) Kick Attacks
  4) Simultaneous Attacks
  5) 8-way Run Attacks
  6) Throws
  7) Special Attacks
 D) Attack Chains

II) Tales of Souls
 AA) Path Grid
 BB) Index of Paths
 CC) Path to Night Terror

III) Closing
 AAA) Thanks
 BBB) Frequently Asked Questions

=====================================================================
I) Raphael
=====================================================================
Raphael is the most annoying character in the entire game, his quick moves
do way too much damage and he can evade any attack while taunting his
opponent at the same time. Though he looks like a sissy, wielding a
rapier, he is anything but.


-----------------------------------------------------------------
A) Character Profile
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Age: 32
Birthplace: French Empire/Rouen
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 159
Birth Date: November 27
Blood Type: A
Weapon: English Sword Rapier
Weapon Name: Flambert
Discipline: La Rapiere des Sorel

Family:
  Foster daughter - Amy
  Relatives - cut all ties


  In his quest for Soul Edge, Raphael faced off against
  Nightmare in the land of Ostrheinsburg, but lost the
  fight. Before losing consciousness, Raphael unleashed
  one last desperate strike, which pierced the center of
  Soul Edge.

  He should have been dead. Yet, for some reason, the
  Azure Knight had left without delivering the final
  blow. He recieved treatment back at his mansion, but
  soon realized that he had been infected by the evil
  sword's energy. Although he still had his sanity, he was
  clearly no longer human. Amy also became infected
  while treating his injuries.

  Raphael escaped with Amy to a distant land in eastern
  Europe, where they took shelter in a castle ruin that
  stood in the mountains.

  Amy had been transformed into a being that could not
  interact with the normal world. Raphael decided that
  he would change the world for her. His plan, woven
  from threads of madness, proceeded slowly but surely,
  infecting nearby lands with evil energy.

  But one day, an incident occurred in which some
  people who had been transformed to evil returned to
  normal by the power of a "Holy Stone." Threatened by
  this object, Raphael decided to go on a journey to
  discover the true nature of the "Holy Stone" and
  obliterate it from this world.

  Just as he made his decision, an army appeared at the
  base of the castle. They had noticed the abnormality
  of the area and come to attack its source. He would
  need to drive off these fools, first.

  "Amy, I won't be back for a while. Be a good girl while
  I'm gone." Raphael bid farewell to his beloved Amy and
  descended below to the world that refused to accept
  them. The expression on the face of the reticent girl
  who watched him leave said nothing of what lay
  hidden in her heart.

  

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B) Weapons
-----------------------------------------------------------------


Flambert (1P) - Nothing

Flambert (2P) - Nothing

Epee - (1) Increase defense
       (2) Auto Guard Impact

Holy Antler - (1) +20% attack power
              (2) Recover health by attacking

Estoc - (1) Penetrate opponent's guard
        (2) Auto Guard Break

Queen's Guard - (1) Increase defense
                (2) Health constantly recovers
                (3) Recover health by dealing damage
                (4) Recover health by guarding

Cane - (1) Special Sound effects
       (2) Lose health by blocking

The Ancient - Nothing


Unlock Epee, Holy Antler, and Estoc by reaching Lost Cathedral in Tales
   of Souls

Unlock Queen's Guard by beating Abyss in Tales of Souls after collecting 
   the last three weapons.

Unlock The Ancient either by beating Olcadan in Tales of Souls or complete
   training mode with Raphael.

Unlock the cane in Mission mode somewhere.



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C) Move List
-----------------------------------------------------------------
A = Horizontal
B = Veritcal
K = Kick
G = Gaurd

d = down
l = left
r = right
u = up

q = quarter turn

(?) = Hold designated button

GB = Gaurd Break
AT = Attack Throw

H = High
L = Low
M = Medium
S = Special


Input ::: Where it hits (Normal Damage/ Counter Damage)



                 ----------------------------------------
                    1) Horizontal Attacks 
                 ----------------------------------------

A A ::: H H (29/30)
A B ::: H L (30/31)
d+l+A ::: L (20/22)
d+A ::: SL (12/13)
d+r+A ::: M (30/33)
l+A ::: H (20/23) counter stuns
r+A ::: H (16/18) counter stuns
ll+A B ::: M M (59/62)
ll+A (B) ::: M M (59/62) Preparation
ll+aB ::: M (85/93) unblockable
rr+A ::: H (25/27)
rr+(A) ::: H (25/27) Preparation

while crouching A ::: SL (15/16)
while rising A ::: M (30/33)



                 ----------------------------------------
                    2) Vertical Attacks 
                 ----------------------------------------

B B ::: M M (35/36)
d+l+B B ::: L L (40/42)
d+B ::: M (20/22)
d+r+B ::: M (30/33)
l+B ::: M (30/33) counter instant downs
l+(B) ::: M (30/33) Vurkolak Envelopment
r+B B B ::: H H M (53/54)
r+B B (B) ::: H H M (53/54) Preparation
ll+B ::: M (40/44) downs
rr+B ::: M (28/31)
rr+(B) ::: M (28/31) Preparation

while crouching B ::: M (18/20)
while crouching d+r+B ::: L (25/27)
while crouching d+r+(B) ::: L (25/27) Preparation
while rising B ::: M (25/27)




                 ----------------------------------------
                    3) Kick Attacks 
                 ----------------------------------------

K ::: H (19/21)
d+l+K ::: L (24/26) counter knocks
d+K ::: L (14/15)
d+r+K ::: M (20/22)
l+K ::: H (21/23)
r+K ::: M (20/22) counter cripples
ll+K ::: M (28/31) instant down
rr+K ::: H (31/34) instant down

while crouching K ::: L (12/13)
while rising K ::: H (22/24) counter stuns




                 ----------------------------------------
                    4) Simultaneous Attacks 
                 ----------------------------------------

d+A+B ::: L (37/41) Instant down
r+A+B A ::: M M L (62/64) down
rr+A+B ::: M (40/44) over the head
d or u or l or r+B+K ::: M (32/35) stuns down




                 ----------------------------------------
                    5) 8-Way Run Attacks 
                 ----------------------------------------

(u+r) or (d+r) B ::: M (25/27) air
(u+r) or (d+r) K B ::: M M (44/46) air
(u+r) or (d+r) A+B ::: H M GI (37/40)
uu or dd A A ::: H H (43/45)
uu or dd A B ::: H L (39/41)
uu or dd A (B) ::: H L (39/41) Preparation
uu or dd B ::: L (28/31)
uu or dd K ::: H (24/26) knock / stuns
uu or dd A+B ::: M M (44/46) stuns down
(u+l) or (d+l) B ::: M (35/36) flips opponent



                 ----------------------------------------
                    6) Throws
                 ----------------------------------------

A+G ::: (55)
B+G ::: (50)
Left Side ::: (55)
Right Side ::: (44)
Back Side ::: (60)



                 ----------------------------------------
                    7) Special Attacks 
                 ----------------------------------------

Advance Step: Quarter turn forward
----------------------------------
A B ::: M M (46/48) downs
B ::: M (48/53) stuns down
K ::: H (16/18) counter stuns
A+B ::: M (42/46) instant down / air




Vurkolak Envelopment: A+B
-------------------------
A ::: H H (40/42)
B ::: H (19/21)
(B) ::: H (19/21) Preparation
K ::: M (35/38) downs
grab ::: (50)
u or d ::: side step into Preparation




Preparation Parry: Quarter Turn away
------------------------------------
A ::: L (17/19)
B ::: M AT (70/72)
K ::: H (31/34) instant down




Quick Parade: l+A+B
-------------------
l+(A+B) ::: quick parade to Preparation
A ::: H (26/29) turn around / spins around
B B ::: MMMMMMMM (51/51) soul charge unblockable




Preparation
-----------
A A B ::: H H M (72/75)
B ::: M (42/46) stuns down
K ::: M (25/27)
A+B ::: to Vurkolak Envelopment
B+K ::: M (35/38) downs
u or d ::: sidestep into Preparation




Strigoii Envelopment L: B+K
---------------------------
Raphael taunts the enemy and will evade the next incoming vertical attack
while doing his taunt animation



Strigoii Envelopment D: A+K
---------------------------
Same as above, only with any horizontal attack. 





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D) Attack Chains
-----------------------------------------------------------------
For those who know my guides, I like to add a list of some mean combos
I discover for whichever character I do. Below is a gathering of high
damage or workable combos Raphael can offer. Some may be a bit spicy to
pull off, but "timing is key"... right.

NOTE: All this was done using his Flamberg, so this is base damage.



r+B B (B), B (95)

B+K, if he evades A+G (50)

rr+A+B, kick mid-air opponent, d+l+B B (88)

r+K, if stuns r+B+K, dd A+B (82)

r+K, if stuns d+l+K, d+l+B B, q+r B (122)

rr+(B), K, l+(B), grab (133)

rr+(A), B, q+l B (137)

to any downed opponent d+l+B B (30)  







=====================================================================
II) Tales of Souls
=====================================================================
This section shows you the paths and outcomes of Raphael's Tales of Souls
thing in the game. You may encounter an abnormal outcome just out of the blue
in the storyline, because there's some hidden condition like ringing out
or not ringing out your opponent or whatnot.


--------------------------------------------------------------
AA) Path Grid
--------------------------------------------------------------



                                  START
                                 /     \
                                /       \
                               /         \
                             A1           B1
                             |             |
                             |             |
                             |             |
                             A2           B2
                            /|            / \
                           / |           /   \
                          /  |          /     \
                        D1   A3       B3a    B3b
                        |    |          \     /
                        |    |           \   /
                        |    |            \ /
             TO B5------D2   A4--         B4-----TO D3
                        |    |   \       / |\
                        |    |    \     /  | \
                        |    |     \   /   |  \
                        D3   A5     C1    B5  *B*
                        |   /|      /|     |  /
                        |  / |     / |     | /
                        | /  |    |  |     |/
                        D4   A6   | C2    B6
                        |    |\   |  |     |
                        |    | \   \ |     |
                        |    |  \   \|     |
                        D5   A7  |  C3    B7
                        |    |\  |   |\    |
                        |    | \ |   | \   |
                        |    |  \|   |  |  |
                     TO B8   A8  |  C4  |  B8
                             |  /    \  |  /\
                             | /      \ | /  \
                             |/        \|/    \
                             A9        B9b   B9a
                             | \         \    /
                             |  \         \  /
                             |   \         \/
                             A10  --------B10
                               \           /
                                \         /
                                 \       /
                                  --END--





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BB) Index of Paths
--------------------------------------------------------------
This can be a very useful section, as I'll tell you who you fight,
what events occur, and what causes the shifting in the paths.

Here is the format just so you understand what all the symbols and stuff mean.


(Place on the Path Grid)
Place of Battle
Who you fight
[Where you go from there]



(START)
Romanian Valley
2 Soldiers
[Choice 1: Go to A1]
[Choice 2: Go to B1]



*******************************************************************
*************    Path A    ****************************************
*******************************************************************


(A1)
Secret Money Pit
Voldo
[Go to A2]


(A2)
Clock Tower  (!! right !!)
Zasalamel
[Choice 1: - Choice 1: Go to A3]
           - Choice 2: Go to D1]
[Choice 2: Go to D1]


(A3)
Water Mill Valley
Swordsman
[20 Lizardmen Challenge]
[Go to A4]


(A4)
Kunpaetku Shrine Ruin  (!! G !!)
Astaroth
[Beat Zasalamel 1 try: Go to A5]
[Lost to Zasalamel   : Go to C1]


(A5)
Proving Grounds
Kilik
[Choice 1: Go to D4]
[Choice 2: Go to A6]


(A6)
Grand Labyrinth
Unknown Soul (Katana)
[Choice 1: Go to A9]
[Choice 2: Go to A7]


(A7)
Grand Labyrinth
Talim
[Choice 1: Go to A9]
[Choice 2: Go to A8]


(A8)
Grand Labyrinth
Olcadan, if you are undefeated
[Go to A9]


(A9)
Lost Cathedral
Zasalamel
[Beat Olcadan: Go to A10]
[Else        : Go to B10]


(A10)
Chaos - Spiritual Realm  (!! right+K !!)
Night Terror
[Go to END]



*******************************************************************
*************    Path B    ****************************************
*******************************************************************


(B1)
Old Toledo
Cassandra
[Go to B2]


(B2)
Ostrheinsburg
Tira
[Choice 1: Go to B3a]
[Choice 2: Go to B3b]


(B3a)                                (B3b)
Eurydice shrine                      Valentine Mansion
Sophitia                             Ivy
[Colossus Challenge]                 [3 charades Challenge]
[Go to B4]                           [Go to B4]


(B4)
Clock Tower  (!! right !!)
Zasalamel
[Came from B3a - Undefeated: Go to B5]
               - Lost to Zasalamel: Go to C1]
[Came from B3b - Choice 1: Go to *B*]
               - choice 2: Go to D3]


(*B*)
Silk Road Ruin
3 Fu-Ma Ninjas
[Go to B6]


(B5)
Jyurakudai Villa
Setsuka
[Go to B6]


(B6)
Battle in the Straight
Mitsurugi
[Go to B7]


(B7)
Underground Sanctum
Taki
[Will-O-the-Wisp Challenge]
[Go to B8]


(B8)
Lost Cathedral
Talim
[Go to Event B9]


(Event B9)
right+K to dodge
[Success: Go to B9a]
[Failure: Go to B9b]


(B9a)                                (B9b)
Lost Cathedral                       Lost Cathedral
Nightmare                            Siegfried
[Go to B10]                          [Go to B10]


(B10)
Lost Cathedral Ruin (!! G !!)
Abyss
[Go to END]



*******************************************************************
*************    Path C    ****************************************
*******************************************************************


(C1)
Lotus Garden
Xianghua
[Choice 1: Go to C2]
[Choice 2: Go to C3]


(C2)
Silk Road Ruin
Lizardman
[Go to C3]


(C3)
Water Mill Valley
Talim
[Choice 1: Go to C4]
[choice 2: Go to B9b]


(C4)
Ostrheinsburg
Revenant
[Go to B9b]



*******************************************************************
*************    Path D    ****************************************
*******************************************************************


(D1)
Lakeside Coliseum
Rock
[3 Shopkeepers Challenge]
[Go to D2]


(D2)
Pirate Raid  (!! right+G !!)
Cervantes
[Choice 1: Go to B5]
[Choice 2: Go to D3]


(D3)
Indian Port
Maxi
[Go to D4]


(D4)
Sacred Mount Fuji
Yoshimitsu
[Go to D5]


(D5)
Egyptian Temple
Yun-Seong
[Keres Challenge]
[Go to B8]





*******************************************************************
*************     END       ***************************************
*******************************************************************
******   Raphael is dragging himself through the woods     ********
******   with Soul Edge finally in his possession. Now it  ********
******   is time to go home and get Amy. Raphael collapses ********
******   from fatigue.                                     ********
******                                                     ********
******                  Up+K Repeatedly                    ********
******                                                     ********
******   Success: Raphael pulls himself back onto his feet ********
******   and returns home to Amy. They reunite and head off********
******   to change the world.                              ********
******                                                     ********
******   Failure: Raphael cannot get up and the scene      ********
******   changes to show Kilik remove the evil corruption  ********
******   Soul Edge had caused to Amy. The scene returns to ********
******   Raphael as he musters up enough energy to push on.********
******                                                     ********
*******************************************************************
*******************************************************************



--------------------------------------------------------------
CC) Path to Night Terror
--------------------------------------------------------------
This is nothing more than a quick reference for those who would rather
fight the ultimate, super cheap boss of this game. Follow these exact
steps without ever losing a fight and you'll face Night Terror.



                         Beat the 2 Soldiers



                         Choice 1



                         Beat Voldo and Zasalamel



                         Choice 1, Choice 1



                         Beat Swordsman and Hurry Ahead



                         Beat Astaroth and Kilik



                         Choice 2



                         Beat Unknown Soul



                         Choice 2



                         Beat Talim



                         Choice 2



                         Beat Olcadan in one try



                         Beat Zasalamel



                         Night Terror






=====================================================================
III) Closing
=====================================================================
This ending part will update in chunks, mainly because I don't wanna
spend the time to update this guide each time i recieve a question
with it... unless it's a really important question.

MY E-MAIL: Gamemaster53539@yahoo.com

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AAA) Thanks
---------------------------------------------------------------------
To all those who contributed to making my guide complete and more player
friendly... this section goes out to you! (when you e-mail me, let me
know if you wanna be added to the list or kept secret)


The people from Namco and the other companies who made the game


---------------------------------------------------------------------
BBB) Frequently Asked Questions
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Q: If Raphael is French, then how does he know English fighting styles?

A: Because he's cool.



Q: Doesn't it seem like Rapheal's and Amy's relations are a little more
   than foster father and daughter?

A: ...Sure... or maybe he just really truly does care for her.



Q: How did Talim become his rival? Wasn't it Nightmare and Siegfried?

A: I would of thought so, but apparently not.