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    A Word Before We Get Down To The Real Talk:
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      This F.A.Q. is only for the Character Profiles. So if anybody have anything
    to add, please do so. Otherwise... do not bother.
    
      Added the secret characters in the Playstation 2 version, Spawn and Link
    (complete F.A.Q.)!
    
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    Name: Ivy (Isabella Valentine)
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    Age: 32
    Birthplace: British Empire/London
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 128 lbs.
    Birth Date: December 10
    Blood Type: Unknown
    Weapon: Snake Sword
    Weapon Name: Valentine (Ivy Blade)
    Discipline: Unrelated Link
    
    Family: Adoptive parents/Deceased
            Father/Cervantes
            Mother/Deceased
    
      Ivy's father, Count Valentine, was driven insane by his pursuit of Soul Edge.
    By the time of his death, the Valentines--one of London's most distinguished
    families--was in ruins. The Countess fell ill and passed away soon thereafter,
    leaving Ivy with the words that Valentines were not her true parents.
    
      Obeying the wishes of her adoptive father, Ivy continued the search for Soul
    Edge and studied alchemy. During her investigation, she uncovered the true
    nature of the sword, which was an evil blade that feasted on souls. She vowed
    to destroy Soul Edge to avenge her father's death. She invoked strange powers
    through occult rituals summon a mysterious individual who gave life to the
    mechanical sword she dubbed "Ivy Blade."
    
      When she left on a journey to search for the evil sword, Ivy crossed paths
    with Nightmare, the one who breathed life into the sword. She agreed to assist
    him in his ritual to summon souls. Little did she know that it was all part of
    the demonic weapon's plan.
    
      Ivy found out the truth the day Nightmare was defeated and Soul Edge was
    shattered. She realized that Nightmare possessed Soul Edge, and that her birth
    father was manipulated by the weapon's wicked powers.
    
      Shaken by the horrifying truth, Ivy returned home and locked herself away in
    a dark laboratory.
    
      After months of soul searching, Ivy emerged with renewed resolve. Her goal
    was to completely wipe out the sword's existence. She renamed her weapon, which
    shared the same fate as herself, "Valentine."
    
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    Name: Cervantes de Leon
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    Age: 48 (Aging has stopped)
    Birthplace: Valencia, Spanish Empire
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 176 lbs.
    Birth Date: January 1
    Blood Type: None
    Weapon: Soul Edge (Long sword type) & Pistol Sword
    Weapon Name: Soul Edge & Nirvana
    Discipline: Memories of Soul Edge
    
    Family: Father/Killed in battle
            Mother/Deceased
            His Crew/Slaughtered by his own hands
    
      Under the influence of Soul Edge, the dead pirate Cervantes slaughtered his
    entire crew and fed off of souls of swordsmen whom dared to venture forth to
    challenge him.
    
      But one day, a holy warrior sent by God destroyed one of the demonic blades,
    and Cervantes' body was consumed by hellfire.
    
      His soul, however, was not freed by the destruction of his corporeal form.
    The pieces of Soul Edge buried in his body resurrected Cervantes.
    
      He had the most of his memory, but it eventually came flooding back. Along
    with his memories came back the desire to possess that great power once again.
    Although he recalled the loss of his free will to the power, it still appealed
    to him. Cervantes began to seek the fragments of the sword, only to realize
    that the second sword had been shattered as well.
    
      He picked up several pieces of the newly created shards and gazed upon them.
    Was his desire to possess that power again for naught? That was when Cervantes
    sensed something strange. Two pieces of the sword in his palm began to resonate
    with his body and began to melt into one.
    
      Four years passed. He took souls of the strong and found new pieces of the
    sword to increase the power of Soul Edge. In time, the fragments assumed the
    shape of a sword and began to emanate an evil aura.
    
      His ultimate goal was the revival of Soul Edge. To accomplish his goal, he
    needed as many fragments of the evil blade as he could find.
    
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    Name: Nightmare
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    Age: Unknown
    Birthplace: Unknown
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 209 lbs.
    Birth Date: Unknown
    Blood Type: Unknown
    Weapon: Soul Edge (Zweihander Type)
    Weapon Name: Soul Edge (Male)
    Discipline: Styles memorized by Soul Edge
    
    Family: Unknown
    
      Originally, he was the leader of a group of brigands known as the Schwarzwind
    (Black Wind), whose stronghold was located near the Roman Empire. He left on a
    journey to find Soul Edge after his father was murdered.
    
      Eventually, on a Spanish harbor he came across a sword emanating a strange
    aura lying besides the corpse of a pirate. The dead body returned to life,
    covered in flames, as if to protect the sword. Upon defeating the apparition,
    he reached for the hilt of the mysterious blade.
    
      It was then that he heard the voice of Soul Edge. It told him that if he used
    the souls absorbed by the sword, he would be able to resurrect his father. From
    that moment on, the man became Nightmare, the evil knight who would go on to
    strike fear into every corner of Europe.
    
      He killed for three years thereafter to feed his sword with souls. But his
    dream was crushed when a warrior wielding a spirit sword called Soul Calibur--a
    sword with polar opposite energy of Soul Edge--appeared. Nightmare and Soul
    Edge were defeated, and they both fell into the collapsing void.
    
      He somehow managed to survive and regained some of his sanity. Along with
    lucidity came the horrifying memories of the sins he had committed, as well as
    the realization that it was he who had murdered his father.
    
      He knew Soul Edge must never fall into the hands of another man. He set off
    to be as far as possible from other humans, yet awoke every morning to the
    sight of people he had slain during the night. The evil blade took over his
    body while he slept.
    
      After four years, he was once again Nightmare, his body taken over by Soul
    Edge completely. He began to pursue the fragments of Soul Edge in a mission to
    full restore itself.
    
      Will there ever be a day when he will be Siegfried Schtauffen once more?
    
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    Name: Voldo
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    Age: 50
    Birthplace: Kingdom of Naples (Italy)/ Palermo
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 185 lbs.
    Birth Date: August 25
    Blood Type: A
    Weapon: Katar x 2
    Weapon Name: Manas & Ayus
    Discipline: Self-taught
    
    Family: Parents/deceased
            Four brothers/killed through warfare
            Master/Master Vercci long deceased
    
      The Italian merchant of death named Vercci was one of the many sought Soul
    Edge. During the search for the weapon, Vercci lost a large portion of his
    wealth to war. Vercci dug a pit on a small island, where he hid the remains of
    his wealth.
    
      The chasm, which later became known as the Money Pit, had a guardian named
    Voldo.
    
      Even after his master's death, Voldo guarded the vault faithfully. At the
    same time, he sought the weapon his master desired.
    
      One day, after Voldo chased an intruder away, he heard his long-lost master's
    voice. Obeying his master's orders, Voldo followed Soul Edge's aura emanating
    from the female intruder's sword. Eventually, he succeeded in bringing back a
    single-handed sword that emanated a strange aura. Yet he did not hear the voice
    of his deceased master.
    
      Four years passed without hearing his master's voice.
    
      When he defeated an intruder one day, Voldo found several metal shards that
    possessed the same aura as Soul Edge. Voldo finally understood why he did not
    hear his deceased master's voice. The sword he brought back was not Soul Edge.
    
      Voldo set out again. This time, he would bring Soul Edge back to his master.
    
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    Name: Astaroth
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    Age: Recently resurrected (Seven years since initial creation)
    Birthplace: Unknown (Heretical order Fygul Cestemus/The Grand Shrine of
    Palgaea)
    Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 287 lbs.
    Birth Date: September 3
    Blood Type: None
    Weapon: Giant Ax
    Weapon Name: Kulutues
    Discipline: Gyulkus
    
    Family: Servants of Ares, the God of war
    
      Receiving Ares' oracle to seek the sword, the grand priest Kunpaetku used the
    cult's black arts to create a golem. The grand priest named the golem Astaroth.
    
      When Astaroth eventually found it, the sword in a weakened state, having lost
    half of itself in battle.
    
      Deciding that his God would not be pleased with the blade in this condition,
    the golem followed the orders of Nightmare (who wielded the sword at the time)
    and slaughtered countless victims in order to strengthen the unholy weapon.
    Three years later, the blade had recovered its power, and the time was nearing
    for Astaroth to take Soul Edge from Nightmare's grasp.
    
      Unfortunately for Astaroth, he was defeated by one individual before he could
    accomplish his goal. Astaroth was a subject of bitter hatred for those who
    managed to survive his innumerable massacres.
    
      Four years later. Astaroth was resurrected. It was a feat only superhuman
    powers could invoke. It could be said that it was a form of miracle. Astaroth's
    body also absorbed pieces of Soul Edge, which made him far more powerful and
    merciless.
    
      Eventually, Astaroth must have remembered his purpose, for he hefted his
    familiar ax and vanished into the mist.
    
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    Name: Heishiro Mitsurugi
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    Age: 29
    Birthplace: Bizen, Japan
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 142 lbs.
    Birth Date: June 8
    Blood Type: AB
    Weapon: Katana
    Weapon Name: Shishi-Oh
    Discipline: Tenpu-Kosai-Ryu Kai
    
    Family: Immediate family/All taken by sickness
    
      Although Mitsurugi was born into a peasant family, this did not stop him from
    becoming a renowned mercenary with nicknames such as "One Many Army" and
    "Demon."
    
      One day, Mitsurugi, beaten by a rifle called Tanegashima, happened upon a
    story of a massive sword called Soul Edge.
    
      Mitsurugi crossed the ocean in search of Soul Edge. During his journey, he
    heard rumors that Soul Edge's wielder, Nightmare, had disappeared, but
    Mitsurugi was unwilling to give up.
    
      Four years after his quest had begun, Mitsurugi stumbled upon the trail of
    Soul Edge while visiting a castle near the Ming frontier. A mysterious man
    handed him a piece of Soul Edge. Mitsurugi had his doubts, but ultimately
    decided to believe the man.
    
      Soon afterwards, an incident occurred where a servant of the Ming Emperor
    arrived at the castle, demanding for the "Sword of Heroes." The lord slew the
    servant when he refused to leave without the sword.
    
      "War is coming," thought Mitsurugi.
    
      He senses the same storm that he had felt before on countless battlefields.
    
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    Name: Necrid
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    Age: Unknown
    Birthplace: Unknown
    Height: 6'5"
    Weight: 238 lbs.
    Birth Date: Unknown
    Blood Type: Changed by the void
    Weapon: Enigma
    Weapon Name: Maleficus
    Discipline: Self-taught
    
    Family: Does not remember (Actual parents long deceased)
    
      He was a warrior that managed to reach Soul Edge. The energy of the evil
    blade, however, poisoned his body and mind, and he became something other than
    human.
    
      The warrior, now a bloodthirsty abomination, sought the one thing that gave
    solace to his constant pain--the fragments of Soul Edge. His only thought was
    to collect every piece he could find.
    
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    Name: Taki
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    Age: 29
    Birthplace: Fu-Ma No Sato, Japan
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 117 lbs.
    Birth Date: Unknown
    Blood Type: A
    Weapon: Ninja Sword x 2
    Weapon Name: Rekki-Maru & Mekki-Maru
    Discipline: Battoh-Ryu
    
    Family: Immediate family/All taken by sickness.
            Master/Toki
    
      After defeating the dread pirate Cervantes, Taki attempted to fuse a fragment
    of Soul Edge she removed from Sophitia's body in the demonic blade, Mekki-Maru.
    Much to her surprise, Mekki-Maru began to surge with even greater evil energy.
    
      Taki feared that the leader of the Fu-Ma clan, Master Toki, would take
    Mekki-Maru away, so she left the clan and became a renegade ninja. She searched
    for Soul Edge in the hopes of destroying both swords by pitting them against
    one another. Unfortunately, by the time she found Soul Edge, its wielder,
    Nightmare, had already been defeated.
    
      Perhaps it was the fact that she lacked a plan to destroy Mekki-Maru, but
    Taki's desire to master the sword began to grow.
    
      One day, several Fu-Ma Ninjas appeared before her. Unlike previous
    encounters, these pursuers attempted to capture her, rather than trying to kill
    her. Searching through the strewn remains of the ninjas, Taki came across a
    familiar metal fragment.
    
      Toki was undoubtedly searching for the information about Soul Edge. That
    would explain why the ninjas attempted to take her alive.
    
      Knowing the effects of Soul Edge on its wielders, Taki knew she could not let
    it get into the hands of Master Toki.
    
      On her way back to Japan, she sensed the presence of the evil sword. Time was
    running out.
    
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    Name: Talim
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    Age: 15
    Birthplace: Southeast Asia/Village of the Wind Deity
    Height: 4'8"
    Weight: 93 lbs.
    Birth Date: June 15
    Blood Type: Unknown
    Weapon: Elbow Blade x 2
    Weapon Name: Syi Sarika & Loka Luha
    Discipline: Wind Dance
    
    Family: Father/Sanput
            Mother/Lidi
            Grandmother/Kalana
            Bird/Alun
    
      Southeast Asia was thrust into an age of turmoil when Western Europe's
    influence began to encroach upon their lands. In one particular region of
    Southeast Asia lived a tribe of people who could control the winds.
    
      Talim was the daughter of this village's shaman, and she was reared to be the
    last priestess. During an ear where faith in the Wind Deity gradually waned,
    Talim possessed unparalleled potential to be a shaman.
    
      One day, as Talim read the winds just as she had done many times, a violent
    evil aura that seemed to devour everything in it ph surged into her body. Talim
    lost her consciousness and did not wake for days. The incident occurred the day
    the Evil Seed spread across the world.
    
      When Talim was 15, a westerner brought a peculiar metallic fragment. The
    westerner touted the object as a "vitality charm," but Talim immediately
    recognized the evil within the piece of metal; it was the same malevolent
    energy that she felt on the day she collapsed.
    
      "I must return the fragment to its rightful place!" Talim exclaimed.
    
      The young priestess left on the journey, even though her elders were full of
    misgivings.
    
      Soon after Talim left the village, she senses the resonance of the same evil
    aura from other parts of the world. She knew that everything would soon be
    consumed by illness if the evil force continued to spread. Talim knew she had
    to find all of the fragments and seek their rightful place.
    
      No matter how far she was from her home, Talim could feel the wind. She was
    not afraid-no matter how long the journey, she knew she would be fine as long
    as the winds were with her.
    
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    Name: Heihachi Mishima
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    Age: 75
    Birthplace: Claims to be Japanese
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 176 lbs.
    Birth Date: Unknown
    Blood Type: B
    Weapon: His Body
    Discipline: Mishima-Style Karate
    
    Family: Pet/Kuma
            Others/Unknown
    
      After completing his mountain training with Kuma, Heihachi stopped by at a
    hot springs resort to recuperate. There he encountered an ancient metallic
    fragment. According to old picture scrolls, this shard was a piece of Soul
    Edge, a notorious sword from medieval Eroupe. Heihachi grabbed the fragment in
    excitement and accidentally cut his fingertip.
    
      After a moment of dizziness passed, Heihachi looked around at his
    surroundings. A feeling of uneasiness washed ober him. He was no longer at the
    resort he had been at just a few moments ago. Heihachi was stunned, but
    nevertheless remained collected.
    
      After he wandered around for a while, he came to the conclusion that he was
    no longer in modern-day Japan. He had somehow traveled back to ancient times.
    Apparently, he was in the latter half of the 16th century.
    
      Regardless of the situation, Heihachi had to find a way to return to his time.
    
      There was a part of him, however, that was trembling with anticipation of
    what was about to transpire. He knew the history behind the fragment, which was
    rife with bottles between warriors fighting for its possession. Now, he was
    right in the midst of it all.
    
      What better way to test his strength than a warring era ruled by power? A
    fighter could not ask for a better challenge!
    
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    Name: Raphael Sorel
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    Age: 32
    Birthplace: France Empire/Rouen
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 159 lbs.
    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
    
      Raphael, the young master of the Sorel family, grew up with the rapier and
    medicine as his playmates. His cool, unemotional demeanor created many enemies,
    but his quick and precise decision-making and execution skills solidified the
    foundation of his family amongest the nobles. Unfortunately, Raphael was cast
    out one day when he made a critical mistake.
    
      Raphael hid himself in an impoverished town to escape from his pursuers.
    There he met a little girl named Amy, who hid the weakened Raphael from his
    enemies. For the little girl, helping Raphael was only a simple deed motivated
    out of spite for the soldiers. For Raphael, however, it marked the first time
    he owed his life to someone else. He felt emotions that he had never
    experienced before, and Amy became an irreplaceable presence in Raphael's life.
    
      Convinced that the chaos of the war was no place to live a meaningful life.
    Raphael took Amy and left the poverty--stricken town. But even with the new
    surroundings, he could not get Amy to open her heart to the world.
    
      One day, in the library of the mansion he acquired under dark pretenses,
    Raphael found a letter with references to the Evil Seed. It wasn't long before
    he made the connection between Evil Seed and Soul Edge.
    
      What if such a sword were thrust into the hands of the pathetic nobles? It
    would all be worth it if the petty, war-mongering nobles could be eliminated to
    secure a meaningful future for Amy. But in order to accomplish his goal,
    Raphael needed Soul Edge; he was determined to obtain the sword by any means
    necessary.
    
      A grand, insane plan was brewing in his mind--all for the sake of a young
    girl.
    
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    Name: Kilik
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    Age: 23
    Birthplace: Unknown (Raised in Ling-Sheng Su Temple, Ming Empire)
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 139 lbs.
    Birth Date: February 9
    Blood Type: A
    Weapon: Rod
    Weapon Name: Kali-Yuga
    Discipline: Secret Art of Ling-Sheng Su Style Rod
    
    Family: Raised in Ling-Sheng Su Temple, but he murdered everyone, including
    Xianglian, who was like his sister.
            Master/Edgemaster
    
    
      Kilik was to be the successor of one of the three sacred treasures of the
    Ling-Sheng Su Temple, called the Kali-Yuga.
    
      Tragically, the night before the succession ceremony, a mysterious light fell
    upon the temple, driving all those who saw it into an insane, murdering frenzy.
    Kilik was no exception, and he killed many temple members because of his
    strength.
    
      At the end of the atrocity, the Dvapara-Yuga, second of the three sacred
    treasures of the Ling-Sheng Su Temple, hung across the chest of Kilik. The
    Dvapara-Yuga belonged to Xianglian, a woman who had been like an older sister
    to Kilik.
    
      When Kilik awoke, he found himself in an old man's hermitage. The old man
    revealed to Kilik that the root of this evil was a demonic sword called Soul
    Edge. Kilik studied the secret art of the Ling-Sheng Su style rod and left on a
    journey to destroy the evil blade.
    
      With the help of Xianghua, a woman he met during his travels, Kilik succeeded
    in defeating the wielder of Soul Edge, Nightmare. Kilik returned to his master
    in order to perfect the technique of neutralizing and purifying the evil
    energy. But one day, he sensed a return of the malevolent aura of Soul Edge.
    
      Soul Edge still existed! Kilik left on another journey to destroy Soul Edge
    once and for all, for he wished to atone for his sins.
    
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    Name: Maxi
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    Age: 28
    Birthplace: Ryukyu Kingdom, Shuri
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 126 lbs.
    Birth Date: May 1
    Blood Type: O
    Weapon: Nunchaku
    Weapon Name: Soryuju
    Discipline: Shissen Karihadi
    
    Family: Parents/deceased
            His crew/Slain
    
      Maxi, the pirate from Ryukyu (parent-day Okinawa, Japan), led a carefree life
    on the high seas. Maxi looked to the west for new lands to explore and sailed
    towards Europe. While docked at a harbor in India, he encountered Kilik.
    
      The hidden evil resident within Kilik attracted unwanted attention from a
    horde of monsters. The ensuing battle took the lives of Maxi's crew, who were
    helpless against these nightmarish foes. After the massacre, Maxi swore to seek
    revenge for his fallen comrades, and traveled with Kilik. Xianghua later joined
    the group, and together they headed for Europe.
    
      Eventually, the group made their way into Nightmare's stronghold. The same
    monsters that slaughtered Maxi's crew waited for them at the castle.
    
      Maxi forced his companions to go on while he stayed behind to confront
    Astaroth. After Astaroth's defeat, the God Ares commanded the ground to swallow
    up Maxi.
    
      When Maxi awoke, he found himself resting on a riverbank. Luckily, a person
    from a nearby village rescued him. He quickly became popular among the
    villagers, but Maxi's wounds were graver than he realized--his wonder lust days
    were over.
    
      Four years passed, then a rumor reached the village. The rumor was about a
    man with gigantic ax.
    
      Maxi had a horrible feeling that it was Astaroth. He tried to chase after the
    rumored man, but his body would not cooperate. Maxi visited the village
    medicine man to receive treatments for his injuries. The elder performed a
    secret ritual with a rare metal fragment.
    
      Several days later, Maxi left the village with the promise to return one day.
    Maxi did not realize that he had lost the memories of his companions in
    exchange for the restoration of his body.
    
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    Name: Hong Yunsung
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    Age: 18
    Birthplace: Chili-san, Lee Dynasty Korea
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 150 lbs.
    Birth Date: April 16
    Blood Type: O
    Weapon: Chinese Sword
    Weapon Name: White Storm
    Discipline: Seung Style Long Sword + Natural Footwork
    
    Family: Father/Died from illness
            Mother/Whereabouts unknown
            Master/Seung Han Myong
    
      Yunsung was well-known in the dojo for his swordsmanship, even by his
    seniors. Hwang Sung Kyung, whom Yunsung had idolized as a child, was no longer
    his hero, but a goal to surpass. Yunsung wished to challenge Hwang to a duel.
    
      One day, news reached the Seung Dojo that Hwang was returning from his long
    journey. Yunsung saw his opportunity to force Hwang to acknowledge his fighting
    skills. He may even prove to be actually stronger than Hwang!
    
      Hwang, however, did not take Yunsung's challenge, for he had other priorities
    such as rejoining the military to help defend his country from the impending
    invasion by Japan.
    
      Seung Mina, the master's daughter, saw the brooding young man and handed him
    a single-handed sword. The weapon she handed to Yunsung was a Seung family
    heirloom. According to legend, it possessed the ability to reflect the deepest
    thoughts of those who held the blade.
    
      That night, Yunsung studied the image of himself in the sword and reflected.
    He eventually understood the foolishness of challenging someone for personal
    reasons when the country was in such peril. But what could Yunsung do to make
    Hwang acknowledge him? He then realized that if he could obtain the Sword of
    Salvation that Hwang had failed to find, Hwang would be forced to recognize
    Yunsung's talents and respect him. A challenge against Hwang would have to wait.
    
      Once Yunsung made his decision, he could not stay put for long. He
    immediately packed his belongings and left the dogo.
    
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    Name: Cassandra Alexandra
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    Age: 21
    Birthplace: Athens, Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: Unknown (Refused to reveal)
    Birth Date: July 20
    Blood Type: B
    Weapon: Short Sword & Small Shield
    Weapon Name: Omega Sword & Nemea Shield
    Discipline: Athenian Style
    
    Family: Father/Achelous
            Mother/Nike
            Brother/Lucius
            Older Sister/Sophitia
            Brother-in-law/Rothion
            Niece/Pyrrha
            Nephew/Patroklos
    
      It was seven years earlier that Cassandra witnessed a mysterious Asian woman
    bring Sophitia back and draw out shards of the evil sword out of her sister's
    flesh while treating her wounds.
    
      Therefore, when Sophitia disappeared again a few years later, Cassandra was
    certain that her sister had left to contend with Soul Edge once more.
    
      One day, after running errands for her family's bakery, Cassandra visited
    Sophitia's home. There she saw a familiar metal shard. It was undoubtedly a
    fragment of Soul Edge.
    
      Angered by her sister's panicked reaction to the world, Cassandra ran to the
    Hephaestus Shrine.
    
      "Why are you doing this to my sister? How can you claim to be an almighty
    God? Answer me!" Cassandra screamed.
    
      Her voice reverberated throughout the desolate hallowed grounds. Cassandra
    collapsed on the floor, worn out from shouting. It was then that she saw the
    metal fragment resonating with the holy sword blessed by Hephaestus.
    
      She realized then that Soul Edge was still alive. But she could not allow her
    sister to carry the burden any longer.
    
      Around this time when light began to filter in from the eastern skies, the
    holy weapon disappeared from the temple.
    
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    Name: Chai Xianghua
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    Age: 20
    Birthplace: Ming Empire/Peking
    Height: 5'0"
    Weight: 101lbs.
    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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    Name: Yoshimitsu
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    Age: Unknown
    Birthplace: Unknown (Base of Mt. Fuji, Japan)
    Height: Unknown
    Weight: Unknown
    Birth Date: Unknown
    Blood Type: Unknown
    Weapon: Katana
    Weapon Name: Yoshimitsu
    Discipline: Manji Ninjitsu
    
    Family: Entire clan/Massacred
            Now belongs to a clan of chivalrous thieves
    
      There was once a ninja clan was massacred at the hands of a vengeful lord.
    Yoshimitsu, the sole survivor of that clan, swore to avenge the fallen. He did
    not give up even after losing his right arm during an encounter. Yoshimitsu
    traveled across the sea, following a rumor about an ultimate weapon.
    
      When he finally reached Europe, he came upon a serious of mysterious killings
    that wreaked havoc and spread terror across Europe. This reminded him of the
    slaughter of his clan, and thus Yoshimitsu changed his plan.
    
      Yoshimitsu followed the trail of the mass murderer to Ostrheinsburg Castle,
    but the castle was devoid of any signs of life. After Yoshimitsu left the
    castle, he sensed the presence of a sinister energy dwelling in his katana.
    Yoshimitsu left on a journey to quell the negative energy within the sword.
    
      But unexpectedly, someone stole the sword. Knowing that only misfortune would
    result if the cursed sword fell into the wrong hands, Yoshimitsu traveled the
    continent in search of his weapon.
    
      During his travels, he devoted himself serving the weak and underprivileged.
    Four years passed, and Yoshimitsu devised a scheme to plunder treasures in
    order to give money to the poor.
    
      The tomb Yoshimitsu infiltrated belonged to a man who was known as the
    "Merchant of Death." He was able to reach the treasures without encountering
    the rumored guardian of the tomb. And there he found his long-lost sword, along
    side a metal fragment that emanated the same evil energy as his katana.
    
      He left the tomb with his sword and metal shard in hand. If there were other
    things that possess the same evil energy within, it was up to him to find them
    and rid them from this world. Without a doubt in his mind, Yoshimitsu left on a
    journey.
    
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    Name: Charade
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    Age: Unknown
    Birthplace: Unknown
    Height: Changes constantly
    Weight: Changes constantly
    Birth Date: Unknown
    Blood Type: None
    Weapon: Charade
    Weapon Name: Charade
    Discipline: Mind scan
    
    Family: Fragments of Soul Edge scattered throughout the world
    
      The man's life was far from glorious. The strength that was louded within his
    village was far from remarkable in the real world. But the man survived through
    an age ravaged by war and finally attained the key to achieving success.
    
      The key was found in pieces of metal belonging to a traveling merchant. The
    man spent all the money in his possession to purchase every last piece from the
    merchant.
    
      He recalled a story by a swordsman he met about Soul Edge, the ultimate
    weapon surpassing all others. He believed that these fragments were pieces of
    Soul Edge, and kept them safe.
    
      But that was a fateful mistake.
    
      Rumors had circulated that the man was in possession of something extremely
    valuable, which caught the attention of bandits. The bandits slew him and threw
    the corpse down a ravine. The hands of the dead man still clung onto the metal
    fragments.
    
      Months passed, and the pieces of metal in the man's grasp disappeared. The
    only thing left behind were trails of something that had crawled around.
    
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    Name: Sophitia Alexandra
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    Age: 25
    Birthplace: Athens, Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: Unknown (Refused to reveal)
    Birth Date: March 12
    Blood Type: B
    Weapon: Short Sword & Small Shield
    Weapon Name: Omega Sword & Elk Shield
    Discipline: Athenian Style
    
    Family: Husband/Rothion
            Daughter/Pyrrha
            Son/Patroklos
    
      Sophitia was the eldest daughter of a baker. Her life was rather ordinary
    until the day she received an oracle from Haphaestus, the God of fire and
    forge, to destroy an evil sword called Soul Edge.
    
      The divine words of Haphaestus led Sophitia on two journeys. The first time,
    she succeeded in destroying one half of the Soul Edge, but received grave
    injuries by the flying shards of the shattered blade. The second quest took
    place a few years later when she learned that the remaining Soul Edge continued
    to wreak havoc.
    
      During the second journey, Sophitia found that someone else had destroyed the
    demonic sword, and so she returned home to Rothion, her betrothed. They married
    shortly thereafter and were blessed with two children. They led a happy life
    until the day they encountered a particular metal fragment.
    
      Her children scrambled and fought violently over a metal shard that Rothion
    received from a mysterious customer. The evil aura the fragment emanated caused
    Sophitia's old wounds to ache.
    
      "Had the shards of the demonic sword infected me with their dark energy
    before they were removed from my body?" Sophitia thought in horror. But that
    would explain her children's frenzied reaction over that piece of metal.
    
      Sophitia's young sister, Cassandra, saw her bewildered reaction, and ran out
    with the metal shard. A few weeks passed before Sophitia made up her mind.
    
      Sophitia intended to free her children from the evil sword's curse and insure
    the safe return of her sister, who had left on a journey to destroy Soul Edge
    on Sophitia's behalf.
    
      In Sophitia's hands were the new sword and shield that her beloved husband
    had forged for her.
    
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    Name: Seung Mina
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    Age: 23
    Birthplace: Chili-san, Lee Dynasty Korea
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 106 lbs.
    Birth Date: November 3
    Blood Type: A
    Weapon: Zanbatou
    Weapon Name: Scarlet Thunder
    Discipline: Seung Style Longsword + Ling-Sheng Su Style Rod
    
    Family: Father/Seung Han Myong
            Mother/Taken by sickness
            Brother/Taken by sickness
    
      Mina began training with the zanbatou at an early age and grew to be a
    skilled warrior.
    
      During that time, Lee Dynasty Korea was clamoring about for Soul Edge, known
    to them as the Sword of Salvation. Hwang Sung Kyung recruited from the Seung
    dojo to search for the renowned weapon.
    
      When Mina found out about this, she disobeyed her father's orders and ran
    away from home on a quest to find the sword. Unfortunately for Mina, Hwang
    dragged her back home when he found her. Shortly thereafter, she was forced to
    restart her arduous training.
    
      One day, Yunsung--who was a student of the dojo--left with one of the Seung
    family's heirlooms called White Storm. Because Mina was the one that had lent
    the sword to him, she felt obligated to bring Yunsung and White Storm back to
    the dojo.
    
      Han Myong was resistant at first, but he eventually gave in, out of fear that
    she would run away for a third time if he did not allow her to go.
    
      By the time Han Myong realized that Mina would get involved with the search
    for the Sword of Salvation once again, she was already out of the country.
    
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    Name: Spawn (Al Simmons)
    
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    Age: 31
    Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: Over 400 lbs.
    Birth Date: March 16
    Blood Type: Necroplasm
    Weapon: Cape transformed into an ax
    Weapon Name: Agony
    Discipline: None
    
    Family: Wife/Wanda
            Blood Relatives/No contact since becoming Spawn.
    
      Upon his death, Lieutenant Al Simmons made a pact with the devil in order to
    return to the world of the living. But the resurrection of the dark lord
    Malebolgia bequeathed something that was far different from anything Al Simmons
    envisioned. His body, memories of the past, and even time were taken from him.
    His fate was to exist as a Hellspawn.
    
      He was then sent to the 16th Century on a mission to bring back Soul Edge.
    Spawn had to obey his master, for it was his only chance of returning to his
    time.
    
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    Name: Link
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    Age: Unknown
    Birthplace: Hyrule
    Height: Unknown
    Weight: Unknown
    Birth Date: Unknown
    Blood Type: Unknown
    Weapon: Sword & Shield
    Weapon Name: Master Sword & Hylian Sheild
    Discipline: Unknown
    
    Family: Unknown
    
      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. Surprisingly, 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 miraculously
    returned. Link, who was summoned by Zelda to find the cause of the disasters,
    successfully 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 an another world.
    
      Furthermore, the fragments of the Soul Edge were gathering in this other
    world.
    
      Knowing that the resurection 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 Orcarina, and set
    off on a secret Journey.
    
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    Greece or Turkey?
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      As we know, many people were confused why I wrote Athens is in Turkey, not
    Greece (in Alexandra sisters' birthplace)... and I was really bothered a lot
    that people started to send me a lot of E-Mails asking me about it! Eventhough
    they know that I am writing everything word for word, they still think that I
    am wrong. Well, a very kind gentleman sent me the full answer for it.
    
      Mr. Jason remarks;
      "Namco is right in this... sort of.  At the time period that the game takes
    place in, Greece was a part of the Ottoman Empire, which fell in 1924 and
    became Turkey.  Greece would gain indepence from the Ottoman Empire and be
    recognized as an independent state in 1832 by the Treaty of Constantiople."
    
      Hope now I will not open my Mail Box and see another dozen of questions about
    it. Therefore, you can contact Mr. Jason instead if you still have any doubts.
    His E-Mail address is at <raven2040@nexband.com>
    
      Thank you very much. Now I can focus on the other F.A.Qs for Soul Calibur
    that I am working on!
    
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    Last Words:
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      There you have it. If anything is wrong, just send me an E-Mail. Hope there
    will be some respect for the hard work.
    
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    Special Thanks:
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    1)To Namco
    2)To Gamefaqs
    3)To all my friends for the encouragement.
    4)To the very kind gentleman who sent Spawn's profile. Really grateful!
    5)To Joel "Xenomaniac" High for Link's profile. That was really fast!
    6)To Jason Holmes for clearing out the confusion. Thanks a lot!
    7)To the very kind gentleman, Sean O'Rourke, for the help with everything that
    is related to Spawn. A very kind man indeed. ^_^
    
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    Soul Calibur 2 is Copyright Namco Crops. This document Copyright 2003 Basel
    Al-Shehab
    
    If you need to contact me to add or ask me about anything, E-Mail me at
    Mr_Basel@yahoo.com or Mr_Geese@hotmail.com
    
    Credits for GameFAQs and Namco Crop.