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Movelist and FAQ for Talim for:
Soul Calibur II - For the Playstation 2 Game Console.

Version 1.1
Last Updated: October 8th, 2003

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Table of Contents
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I. Introduction.
II. Version History
III. Profile of Talim
     i. Description
     ii. Biography
     iii. Stage Profile
IV. Move List
     i. "A" Attacks
     ii. "B" Attacks
     iii. "K" Attacks
     iv. "Throw" Attacks
     v. "Misc" Attacks
     vi. "Sign" Attacks
     vii. "Quick" Attacks
     viii. "Power" Attacks
V. Weapons for Talim
VI. Frequently Asked Questions
VII. Information about me
VIII. Contact Information
VIIII. Legal Information
X. Outro

I.
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Introduction
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Greetings, and welcome to my Character FAQ and Move list for the Soul Calibur 2
Character known as Talim. Another sexy girl who is incredibly fast and good. If
you haven't noticed, I like quickness, and women, of course. So yeah, that's
why I'm writing a character guide for Talim. Talim is the first person I played
with in this game, and one of my beloved characters, who I enjoy playing with.

This girl is probably the 2nd fastest in the game, right before Taki, who is
incredibly fast. And that's all you need to know! Now, lets move forward!

II.
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Version History
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Version 0.2 - October 1st, 2003 - Everything up above is what I have so far,
and I've skipped ahead to do the movelist first, as it is probably the longest
part of the Character FAQ.

Version 0.4 - October 3rd, 2003 - Still working on attacks. Not much else to
say and or update.

Version 0.6 - October 4th, 2003 - Yay, attacks are almost done. I added some
stuff at the bottom, but most of it isn't noteworthy at all. So, just keep
waiting for version 1.0.

Version 0.8 - October 6th, 2003 - Attacks = Done. For now, I'm going to stop.
The rest will be finished by tomorrow at the earliest.

Version 1.0 - October 7th, 2003 - It's good to go now. Everything of importance
is up and ready to be read. Expect a week or so more before I put up the final
version.

Version 1.1 - October 8th, 2003 - Just a few minor flaws fixed.
III.
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Profile for Talim
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i.
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Description
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Name: Talim
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, Wind Guide, Tonfa, Side Harpe, Double
Crescent Blade, Chaqu, Cao Ankana, Maila Kari, Soul Edge, Soul Calibur, Weight
Discipline: Wind Dance
Family: Father/ Sanput
        Mother/ Lidi
        Grandmother/ Kalana
        Bird/ Alun

ii.
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Biography
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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.

iii.
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Stage Profile
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Village of the Wind

During a time where Western culture spread its way across Southeast Asia, an
isolated village hangs on to its cherished faith in the Wind Deity.

The village is situated in a location that commands a view of both the
mountains and the sea. The sight of many windmills lining the hamlet never
cease to amaze and remind them of the profound importance the villagers place
on the wind.

The winds that circle the earth answer to these villagers and push their
windmills along the way. At the very least, that is their belief.

IV.
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Move List
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Please note that:
A = Square
B = Triangle
K = Circle
G = X

i.
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"A" Attacks
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Swift Espada: A, A, B

Swift Espada-Wing Charmer 1: A, A, Down, (Up)

Elbow Witik: A, B

Mirror Fan Strikes: Forward, A, A

Mirage Fan Strikes: Forward, A, B

Double Albaniko: Forward, Forward, A, A

Double Albaniko (Hold): Forward, Forward, A, A (Hold)

Razor Gale: Down + Forward, A, A

Tuhod Slicer: Down, A

Spinning Low Hiwa: Down + Back, A

Oloso Whirlwind: Back, A, K

Oloso Whirlwind (Hold): Back, A, K (Hold)

Tornado Assault: Back, Back, A, A, A

Tornado Assault Kamay: Back, Back, A, A, A, Down, Down + Forward, Forward, B

Ice Wind: A+B

Ice Wind (Cancel) - Back facing enemy: A+B, G

Shearing Blades: Forward, A+B

Desert Gust: Forward, Forward, A+B

Crosswind: Down + Forward, A+B

Rapid Force: Down, A+B

Twin Baraw Lift: Down + Backwards, A+B

Twin Espadas: Back, A+B

Double Albaniko: Forward (Hold), A, A

Double Albaniko: (Hold: Forward (Hold), A, A (Hold)

Blade Cyclone: Down + Forward (Hold), (Up + Forward (Hold)), A

Planchada Cyclone: Up (Hold), (Down (Hold)), A

Spinning Low Hiwa: Down + Backwards (Hold), (Back + Up (Hold)), A

Tornado Assault: Back (Hold), A, A, A

Tornado Assault Kamay: Back (Hold(, A, A, A, Down, Down + Forward, Forward, B

Desert Gust: Forward (Hold), (Down + Forward (Hold)), (Forward + Up (Hold)),
(Down (Hold)), (Up (Hold)), (Down + Backwards (Hold)), (Up + Backwards (Hold)),
Back (Hold)), A+B

Left Witik: While Running - A

ii.
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"B" Attacks
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Reverse Elbow Witik: B, A

Salisi Breeze: B, B, A

Salisi Breeze-Wind Sault: B, B, A, Forward, B+K

Salisi Breeze-Wind Charmer 2: B, B, A, Up, (Down)

Salisi Breeze-Wind Charmer 2: B, B, Up, (Down)

Salisi Razor: B, B, K

Salisi Razor-Back facing Enemy: B, B, Back+K

Salisi Razor-Wind Sault: B, B, Back +K, Back (Hold)

Twin Fang Sahig: Forward + B, B

Twin Fang Sahig (Delay): Forward, B, B

Paayon Thrust: Forward, Forward, B

Gust Hook: Down + Forward, B, Forward, B

Gust Hook: Forward + Down, Forward, B (Hold)

Satik: Down + B

Handa Blade: Forward + Down, B

Air Blade Thrust: Back, B, B

Air Blade Thrust (Hold): Back, B, B (Hold)

Air Blade Thrust-Wind Charmer 2: Back, B, Up, (Down)

Vertical Abaniko: Back, Back, B

Blue Sky: Down, Forward + Down, Forward, B

Blue Sky (Hold): Down, Forward + Down, Forward, B (Hold)

Whirlwind Hambalos: Down, Back + Down, Back, B

Whirlwind Hambalos (Cancel): Down, Back + Down, Back, B, G

Cold Wind: B+K

Cold Wind (Cancel): B+K, G

Cold Wind (Cancel)-Paayon Thrust: B+K, G, Forward, B

Wind Sault: Forward, B+K

Wind Charmer 2: Down, (Up), B+K

Tumbling Razors: Back, B+K

Paayon Thrust: Forward (Hold), B

Gust Hook: Down + Forward (Hold), (Up + Forward (Hold)), B, Forward, B

Gust Hook (Hold): Down + Forward (Hold), (Up + Forward (Hold)), B, Forward, B
(Hold)

Rising Gale: Down (Hold), (Up (Hold)), B

Isa Hampas: Back + Down (Hold), (Up + Back (Hold)), B

Vertical Abaninko: Back (Hold), B

Wind Sault: Forward (Hold), B+K

Wind Charmer 1: Down + Forward (Hold), (Up + Forward (Hold)), (Down (Hold)),
(Up (Hold)), (Back + Down (Hold)), (Back + Up (Hold)), B+K

Tumbling Razors: Back (Hold), B+K

Rising Elbow Blade: While rising - B

Rising Baraw: While crouching - Down + Forward + B, B

Rising Baraw (Delay): While crouching - Down + Forward, B, B

iii.
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"K" Attacks
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Side Sipa: Forward, K

Sipa Rising: Forward, Forward, K

Reverse Sipa: Forward + Down, K

Sweeping Breeze: Down, K, A

Sweeping Gale (Hold): Down, K, A (Hold)

Low Sipa Sweep: Down + Backwards, K

Inner Sipa: Back, K

Sipa Trip: Back, Back, K

Sipa Splash: Down + Forward (Hold), (Forward + Up (Hold)), K, A

Sipa Windmill: Up (Hold), Down (Hold), K

Low Sipa Sweep: Down + Back (Hold), (Up + Back (Hold)), K

Sipa Trip: Back (Hold), K

Front Sipa: While rising - K

iv.
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"Throw" Attacks
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Tagga no Kamay: Approach enemy - A+G

Sungabb Throw: Approach enemy - B+G

Diving Wind Kick Throw: Approach enemy from behind - A+G or B+G

Tower Kick: Approach enemy from the left - A+G or B+G

Piggyback Tulison: Approach enemy from the right - A+G or B+G

Monsoon: Approach enemy - Down, Forward + Down, Forward, B+G

Monsoon Season: Approach Enemy - Down, Forward + Down, Forward, B+G, Back,
Forward, A+B, Down, Back + Down, Back, B+K

Tagga: During Wind Charmer 1 - A+G or B+G

v.
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"Misc" Attacks
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Wind Sault: Forward, B+K

Double Inwardi: During Wind Sault - A

Double Bartikal: During Wind Sault - B

Layout: During Wind Sault - K

Wind Charmer 1: Down + Forward (Hold), (Up + Forward (Hold)), (Down (Hold)),
(Up (Hold)), (Back + Down (Hold)), (Back + Up (Hold)), B+K

Blade Cyclone: During Wind Charmer 1 - A

Tagga: During Wind Charmer 1 - A+G or B+G

Wind Charmer 2: Down, (Up), B+K

Turning Espada: Back facing enemy - A, A

Baraw Strikes: Back facing enemy - B, B

Diving Wind Kick: Back facing enemy - K

Diving Wind Kick-Back facing enemy: Back facing enemy - Forward, (Backwards), K

Olisi Turn: Back facing enemy - A+K

Baraw Punch Turn: Back facing enemy - B+K

vi.
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"Sign" Attacks
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Double Abaniko: Forward, Forward, A, A

Blade Cyclone: Down + Forward (Hold), (Forward + Up (Hold)), A

Monsoon Season: Approach Enemy - Down, Forward + Down, Forward, B+G, Back,
Forward, A+B, Down, Back + Down, Back, B+K

Double Inwards: During Wind Sault - A

vii.
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"Quick" Attacks
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Swift Espada: A, A, B

Salisi Razor: B, B, K

Reverse Sipa: Down + Forward, K

Tuhad Slicer: Down, A

viii.
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"Power" Attacks
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Whirlwind Hambalos: Down, Back + Down, Back, B

Ice Wind: A+B

Cold Wind: B+K

Shearing Blades: Forward, A+B

V.
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Weapons for Talim
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1. - Syi Sarika and Loka Luha
Most familiar and well-balanced weapons for her.
Offense: 100%
Defense: 100%

2. - Wind Guide
Good defense and penetrates defenses, but easy to lose balance.
Offense: 100%
Defense: 116%

3. - Tonfa
Powerful single strikes, but lack offense.
Offense: 85%
Defense: 120%

4. - Side Harpe
Powerful single strikes with Soul Charge, but lack offense.
Offense: 60%
Defense: 100%

5. - Double Crescent Blade
Excels in offense and defense. Offense increases with Soul Charge.
Offense: 130%
Defense: 130%

6. - Chaqu
Good offense, but guard is penetrable.
Offense: 130%
Defense: 100%

7. - Cao Ankana
Long reach and penetrate defenses, but require energy.
Offense: 100%
Defense: 100%

8. - Maila Kari
Long reach, but wielder receives damage.
Offense: 100%
Defense: 100%

9. - Soul Edge
Fearsome demonic weapon said to absorb life.
Offense: 140%
Defense: 70%

10. - Soul Calibur
Legendary weapon. Wield to discover its true power!
Offense: 100%
Defense: 80%

11. - Weight
I'm sorry. Please forgive me, I won't do it again.
Offense: 80%
Defense: 80%

VI.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Question: How do I find (Insert weapon here) for Talim?
Answer: By playing Weapons master mode. You can purchase her weapons and find
them.

Question: Is Talim the fastest character in the game?
Answer: In my opinion, I'd have to say Taki is. Talim is quite fast with some
attacks, but if you put the two against each other, you can really notice the
difference in speed between the two.

VII.
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About me - Your wonderful author
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So you wanna know about me.. eh? Well, I'm 15, and I live in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. More specifically, the Bay View area of Milwaukee. I go to
St. Francis High School, where I am a Sophomore.  I am in Cross Country and
Track. In my free time I hang out on the GameFAQs boards, go to the arcade
Aladdin's Castle, and stare at girls, like Seung Mina ^_^. Hey, real ones too,
but eh-- yeah. And yeah.. that's me. If I had a pic, I'd link ya'll to it, but
I don't.

VIII.
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Contact Information
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Before you e-mail me or IM me, make sure you don't do these things.

-Ask a question already answered in the guide.

-E-mail me just to bash my guide. If can do better, write one yourself.

-Not title it about Metal Gear Solid. If it's titled 'Hi' or something,
I most likely will delete it because I'll assume its porno or something.
Besides, if I want pr0n, I can get it for free.

-Bash anyone in the game. That's just annoying.

With that stated, Here is my contact info.

AIM- IrvineKinneasDx
MSN- XLangPershing@hotmail.com
E-Mail- ArmageddonStar@hotmail.com
GameFAQs Username(s): Solid Rambo and XLord Ma ChaoX

VIIII.
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Legal Information
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This Character FAQ for the Soul Calibur II character known as Talim is written
by XLord Ma ChaoX, also known as Patrick Lowery. Further more, this guide is,
for now, exclusive to GameFAQs and IGN. You may not print and then sell this
FAQ. You may not post this FAQ on any website without my permission. You also
may not post this on any website and take off the authors name or you may not
print this and take off the authors name and then sell it. You are allowed to
read it, print it, but not use it for anything that would be stealing my name.

X.
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Outro
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I'd like to credit some people who helped me write this guide, not directly,
but aided me mentally.

Namco: For making one of the best fighting games ever. I have lost days to your
games, and I don't regret a second of it.
CJayC: For posting the character guide I have written.
Family: For not complaining TOO much about my vast amount of time spent online.
Brent Wankowski: For introducing me to the Soul Calibur series.
You: For reading my guide!

Once again, thank you for taking the time to look at my Character Guide for
Talim! Bye bye!

"And that, as they say, is that."

Copyright 2003. All rights reserved.