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                                GameCube
                               Version 1.0
                      By Matt "SpacePirate" Perez
                      Nintendomaster@comcast.net
                                2-6-04

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Table of Contents
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1. Introduction
2. Why be Necrid?
3. What's up with Necrid...
 a. Profile
 b. Stage
 c. Ending
 d. Movelist
4. Weapons/Costumes
5. Tips for fighting with Necrid
6. FAQs
7. Contact Information
8. Credits
9. Copyright Info

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1. Introduction
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Hello and welcome to my guide on the sick Soul Calibur character, Necrid. 
Necrid was created by Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn. Necrid was first 
featured in this game. He wasn't included in the Arcade version but exclusively
for the home console. There's not much background on Necrid. But that doesn't 
really matter since Necrid is so fun to play with.

Necrid is a strange character. He uses other characters moves and he is very
strong. Though slow, Necrid can beat someone in a few seconds. Since Necrid
was made by Todd McFarlane, I wanted to try Necrid out immediately. He can be
kind of cheap but he still is a great character.

Like my Yunsung guide, I'll tell you everything you need to now about Necrid!
There's one thing I didn't include in this guide. The quote list. For one 
reason, someone thought that a person could think that it was filler and all of
Necrid's quotes are just grunts. So, what's the point!?

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2. Why be Necrid?
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There may not be as many reasons to play with Necrid as Yunsung, but Necrid 
still has some reasons to play as him. One is, he has a large variety of 
attacks. Why wouldn't he, Necrid has other peoples moves. That's what makes
his moves pretty unpredictable. All of his moves aren't other peoples moves 
though. He has his own mix of attacks that are just as good as the other ones.
He is also extremely strong. So, with his great moves that are unpredictable 
and strong, that's one good reason to play as Necrid.

Another reason that'll appeal to many of you, is that Necrid was made by Spawn 
creator, Todd McFarlane. Necrid is a crazy looking character (like Spawn). He's
also very lethal (like Spawn). Actually, Necrid has many similarities to Spawn.
For you people with XBoxes, treasure the moment when you watch a battle with 
Necrid and Spawn. So, if you like Todd McFarlane or Spawn, you'll love Necrid.

There are other reasons to be Necrid but I'll just give one more. If you like
Todd McFarlane and you don't have a XBox, than Necrid is the only McFarlane
character you'll be playing with in a fighting game for a while. I have no idea
if anymore McFarlane characters will be in anymore fighting games soon. So, 
savor the moment. Well, those are a few reasons to play as him. Necrid is a 
good character to play with him. If you don't agree with any of this stuff, try
him any way. You never know...

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3. What's up with Necrid...
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a. Profile
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Necrid

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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b. Stage
-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Lakeside Coliseum

This place is a revival of the splendor that is ancient Rome. The dreams of
those in power are always connected to that place, regardless of the ages.

This place exists in a lakeside cavern somewhere in Europe. This is a place
where duels to the death are fought. The special privilege of witnessing the
battles are only offered to a small number of the upper class. It is a place
both elegant and gruesome--it is a place ruled by glory, praise, curiosity,
blood, and money.

This place of duels and battles looks just like the ancient coliseums.
Warriors fight here for different reasons: Some fight for glory or money, while
others hope for freedom. And the affluent watch the battles from their special
seats or the boats floating on the lake, enjoying the spectacle that they see
as the ultimate entertainment.

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c. Ending
-=-=-=-=-=-=-

His soul yearning for repose, Necrid sought the pieces of Soul Edge. At long
last, Inferno appeared before him. 

A warrior's blood and his honor... long forgotten memories and reason 
reawakened within him. 

Victorious against the heinous Inferno, Necrid solemnly closed the opening to 
the void. 

And thus he disappeared into that darkness, taken with him Soul Edge.

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d. Movelist
-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Here are all of the moves for Necrid.  A, B, K and the rest of the letters are
button commands like Kick and Vertical attacks.  The numbers are directions.
I explain it below.

789
456
123

Imagine your Control Stick is 5.  If I said do 236, it means push down,
rightdown, right.

+(Plus)- Push buttons simultaneously.  Example: A+G means push A and G at the
same time.
[](Brackets)- Hold enclosed commands.  Example: [A] means hold A.
()(Parentheses)- Alternate button command.  Example: 1(7) means you can use 1 
or 7.
kK- Quickly tap the first button and then push the other.  Example: kK means
quickly tap K and then push K.  
agA- Same as kK but you are doing three buttons. Example: agA means quickly tap
a, g and push A.

A- horizontal attack
B- vertical attack
K- kick
G- guard

Th- Throw
Misc- Miscellaneous
Sign- Signature Moves
Qk- Quick Attacks
Pow- Powerful Attacks

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Horizontal Attacks
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Rage Tail                                       
AA

Rage Tail (Hold)                                
A[A]

Scourge Tusk                                    
6+AB

Scourge Tusk (Hold)                             
6+A[B]

Scourge Storm                                   
6+AAA

Dark Slash                                      
66+A

Inner Blaze                                     
3+AK

Inner Blaze (Delay)                             
3+AK

Axis                                            
2+AK

Shadow Hook
1A or agA

Shadow Hook (Hold)
1[A] or ag[A]

Demonic Reaver
4AB

Death Break
44A

Fire Fang
A+B

Fire Fang (Cancel)~Back facing enemy
A+B G

Dragon Roar
66A+B

Vulcan Sting
3A+B

Leviathan
2A+B 2A or B

Fiery Vine
1A+B

Dark Voretx
A+K

Dark Vortex (Hold)
[A+K]

Dark Vortex (Cancel)
[A+K] G

Cataclysm
aB

Caliginous Blight
aK B

Dark Slash
[6]A

Cadmus Spade
[3]([9])A

Grand Valar
[2]([8])AB

Dragon Tail
[1]([7])A

Deathbreak
[4]A

Hell's Assassin
While Crouching A+B

Chaos Comet
While Crouching 3A+B

Chaos Comet (Hold)
While Crouching 3[A+B]

Chaos Comet (Cancel)
While Crouching 3[A+B] G

Dark Discuss
While Rising AA

Dark Discuss (Cancel)
While Rising AA2

Luminous Wheel
Back facing enemy A+B

Luminous Wheel (Hold)
Back facing enemy [A+B]

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Vertical Attacks
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Dragon Tusks
BB

Dragon Tornado
B repeat rapidly

Dreaded Horn
6B

Overlord Strike
66B

Overlord Dtrike (Hold)
66[B]

Ember
3BB

Ember (Delay)
3BB

War Hammer
2B

Hell Raiser
1B

Hell Raiser (Hold)
1[B]

Skeleton Fang
4B

Soul Strife
66BA

Void Cannon
B+K

Void Cannon (Hold) (Short distance)
[B+K]4

Void Cannon (Hold) (Long distance)
[B+K]6

Lost Soul
2B+K

Wind Drake
6B+K

Deadly Spikes
During Wind Drak A

Death Wing
During Wind Drake B

Deadly Dive
During Wind Drake K

Grave Caster
bA

Valar's Grasp
bgB

Overlord Strike
[6]B

Overlord Strike (Hold)
[6B]

Draco
[3]([9])BA

Draco (Delay)
[3]([9])BA

Draco (Cancel)
[3]([9])BAG

Chaos Reign
[2]([8])B

Chaos Reign (Hold)
[2]([8])[B]

Soul Strife
[4]([1, 7])BA

Vine Snap
While Crouching 3BB

Secret Fang
Back facing enemy B+K

Pyre Tusk
G+9(7, 8)BB

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Kicks
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Horn Kick
K6

Giant Roundhouse
6K

Helm Drop
66K

Giant Spin Kick
3K

Low Kick
1K or 2K

Biting Kick
4K

Diving Kick
44K

Raging Demon
kB

Amimone Spike
[3]([9])K

Talon Kick
[2]([8])K

Raider
[1]([7])K

Diving Kick
[4]K

Dragon Blaze
While Rising KK

Necris Dive~Back facing enemy
Back facing enemy 4K

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Throws
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Nest of Demons
Approach enemy A+G

Dark Atonement
Approach enemy B+G

Ridicule Fiend
Approach enemy from the left A+G or B+G

Bain
Approach enemy from the right A+G or B+G

Bloodletting
Approach enemy from behind A+G or B+G

Valar's Grasp
Against airborne enemy bgB

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Miscellaneous 
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Elder Topaz
214

Elder Topaz (Cancel)
214 G

Elder Charge
During Elder Topaz 6

Elder Swing
During Elder Topaz A

Elder Swing (Cancel)
During Elder Topaz A G

Georgios
During Elder Topaz 2A2A

Tulisk
During Elder Topaz 2AAA

Tulisk (Cancel)
During Elder Topaz 2AAA2

Beowulf
During Elder Topaz B

Beowulf
During Elder Topaz 2(8)B

Elder Dragon Blaze
Durring Elder Topaz KKK

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Signature Moves
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Skeleton Fang
4B

Grand Valar
[2]([8])AB

Chaos Reign (Hold)
[2]([8])[B]

Void Cannon
B+K

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Quick Attacks
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Rage Tail
AA

Scourge Tusk
6AB

Giant Spin Kick
3K

Skeleton Fang
4B

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Powerful Attacks
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Void Cannon (Hold) (Long distance)
[B+K]6

Chaos Comet (Hold)
3[A+B]

Dark Vortex (Hold)
[A+K]

Chaos Reign (Hold)

[2]([8])[B]

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4. Weapons/Costumes
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|1. Maleficus |
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|Most familiar and well-balanced weapon for him.                              |
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|Description: The Maleficus is an invisible ball with green going around it.  |
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|Background: This weapon is a fragment from another realm, which Necrid broke |
|off and brought with him when he returned to this world. It is something     |
|never before seen in this world--a physical manifestation of the same energy |
|contained within the Soul Edge. This substance is both comforting and        |
|familiar to Necrid, which is why Maleficus is such a well-suited weapon for  |
|him.                                                                         |
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|How to get it: Default weapon                                                |
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|2. Lumures   |
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|Powerful single strikes with Soul Charge, but lacks offense.                 |
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|Description: Like the Maleficus, the Lemures is an invisible ball with blue  |
|going around it.                                                             |
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|Background: This luminous object appears at night near bodies of water. The  |
|most widely explanation for this phenomenon is that swarms of luminescent    |
|insects are to blame. Nevertheless, those who have actually witnessed its    |
|light and heard its soft hum swear that it beckons with the voices of those  |
|who met their end in a watery grave. It reacts to the presence of            |
|strong-willed individuals.                                                   |
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|How to get it: Chapter 1/600 Gold                                            |
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|3. Morphos   |
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|Good offense and powerful single strikes, but easy to lose balance.          |
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|Description: The Morphos is the first visible ball in Necrid's weapon lineup.|
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|Background: A mysterious stone that changes shape depending on its           |
|possessor's will. According to legend, it has the ability to transmute into a|
|variety of objects, from a powerful sword to a priceless jewel. It is for    |
|this reason that this stone has been sought by humans. Its hardness makes for|
|an excellent weapon, but its effectiveness as a defense weapon is            |
|questionable.                                                                |
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|How to get it: Chapter 2/900 Gold                                            |
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|4. Orcus Claw  |
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|Offense increases with Soul Charge, but guard is penetrable.                 |
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|Description: Yet another invisible ball. This time with yellow around it!!   |
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|Background: This spectral light is also known as the Nail of Hades. Often    |
|seen hovering above the corpses of the newly dead, the ancient Greeks        |
|believed the light was responsible for the harvesting of souls. It is        |
|unlikely that any mortal can triumph against a weapon with such strong       |
|associations to death                                                        |
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|How to get it: Chapter 3/1200 Gold                                           |
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|5. Ignis Fatuus  |
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|Good defense and recovers health, but lacks offense.                         |
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|Description: It's an invisible ball again!! It has red surrounding it.       |
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|Background: A mysterious flame feared for its ability to confuse and lure    |
|humans to their deaths. Although visible to the eye, none can touch it, and  |  |
|not even the most violent storms can extinguish this flame. Rumor has it     |
|that non-human entities find comfort in its presence.                        |
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|How to get it: Chapter 4/1600 Gold                                           |
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|6. Lambent Viper |
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|Powerful single strikes, but lacks offense.                                  |
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|Description: It's invisible! It's also has white around it!                  |
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|Background: A mysterious phenomenon that appears to be electrical in nature, |
|it has been observed at various locations throughout the world. A notorious  |
|omen of death, it hovers through the air emitting a cold light, and any      |
|contact with it will drain all heat from its victims.                        |
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|How to get it: Chapter 4/2200 Gold                                           |
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|7. Hex Luminae   |
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|Penetrates defense, but lacks offense and defense.                           |
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|Description: Thank god it's not invisible. It's actually red with red going  |
|around it.                                                                   |
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|Background: A faint column of light rumored to appear only during a new moon.|
|Legend says that ghosts, werewolves, and witches gather under its unnatural  |
|luminance, and forevermore render that site barren. Humans consider it an ill|
|omen and avoid it at all costs, but those who unknowingly stumble within its |
|range are certain to be stricken.                                            |
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|How to get it: Chapter 6/3000 Gold                                           |
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|8. Infernal Edge |
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|Speed increased with Soul Charge, but requires energy to wield.              |
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|Description: Another red ball but with green going around it. Reminds me of  |
|Christmas!                                                                   |
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|Background: A mythical object notorious for inflicting injury upon the       |
|living, it is made by harvesting the last breaths of the dying, and grows    |
|stronger with each soul that is added. One day, when it has grown strong     |
|enough to consume the life force of a star, the world will come to and end.  |
|This weapon is also able to disrupt the flow of time.                        |
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|How to get it: Chapter 10/4000 Gold                                          |
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|9. Soul Edge (Complete) |
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|Fearsome demonic weapon said to absorb life....                              |
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|Description: This particular Soul Edge looks like the sun is exploding.      |
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|Background: 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    |
|owner.  The forms it has taken are legendary, as are the souls of the        |
|renowned warriors it has consumed.  Only those with great mental discipline  | 
|can retain their will while wielding this weapon.  It is an evil weapon which| 
|saps the strength of the enemy it wounds and rends the soul of the one who   |
|holds it.                                                                    |
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|How to get it: Extra Chapter 1/7800 Gold                                     |
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|10. Chaos         |
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|Legendary weapon. Wield it to discover it's true power!                      |
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|Description: A black ball that is radiating a red color around the ball.     |
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|Background: This is the substance in which all existence is comprised.       |
|Alchemists claim that this mysterious matter is a complex amalgam consisting |
|of life, space, and even time. It's shape is constantly shifting.            |
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|How to get it: Extra Chapter 2/9800 Gold                                     |
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|11. Ethernal Edge  |
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|So wispy and so useless.                                                     |
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|Description: It's just a black ball... weird.                                |
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|Background: This vaporous weapon is formed from a collection of particles so |
|faint, one questions whether or not it actually exists. The reflections from |
|its ever-changing form are beautiful to behold, but deemed by many as nothing|
|more than a mere trick of light. No weapon is more suitable, however, for    |
|catching unsuspecting enemies off-guard.                                     |
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|How to get it: Subchapter 2/12500 Gold                                       |
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|Costumes|
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|Costume 1: Necrid is a big green guy (like the Hulk). He has blue pants with|
|armor on it and a large chest piece with stuff going on inside it. He has   |
|spikes around his back and his left arm. His hand on his left arm has large |
|nails. His eyes are red and he wears a large iron bracelet on his right arm.|
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|Costume 2: This costume is similar to his first. Instead of being green, he|
|red. His chest piece is a different color than the other one. He has tons of|
|spikes on his left arm. He has more armor on his right arm and his pants are|
|the same. He also wears a metal mask which looks scary.                     |
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|Other Unlockables|
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|Profile: Defeat the Arcade mode with Necrid  |
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|Exhibition Theater: Subchapter 1/4300 Gold   |
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5. Tips for fighting with Necrid
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-      Necrid has great horizontal moves that are nice for getting opponents 
out of the ring. If your opponents back is toward the end of the stage, use 
Deathbreak or Fire Fang to send them out. Dark Slash can also get a ring out 
but only if your opponent is next to the edge (he/she has his or her side 
toward the edge).

-      Along with very useful horizontal attacks, Necrid also has some very
brutal ones. Grand Valar not only hurts your opponent a lot but it also looks
cool. Chao's Comet (Hold) is also a very harsh attack. And Dark Vortex (Hold)
will deliver some damage!

-      Necrid has a large collection of awesome kicks. Helm Drop can get your
opponent on the ground and when he's on the ground, you can use the kick to
inflict more damage. The same goes for the Diving Kick. Raging Demon is a very
strong attack to do. Amimone Spike is a great move to that inflicts some damage 
and gets your opponent on the ground. Raider might not be the strongest attack
but when you use a vertical or horizontal attack right after it, it will 
inflict pain upon the enemy. Necris Dive is a perfect attack to use after
Beowulf. When the bodies falling, use the Necris Dive.

-      Necrid has a full on arsenal of throws. They're perfect for Ring Outs.
If your back is facing the edge of the stage, use Dark Atonement. If an 
opponents back is toward the end of the ring, use Valar's Grasp to painfully
throw your opponent out. If an opponents left side of his or her bodies next
to the end of the stage, use Nest of Demons. And when your opponents right side
of his or her bodies next to the end, use Ridicule Fiend.

-      Using Elder Topaz moves are needed for success. These moves are some of
Necrids best. When your opponents a couple feet away from you, use Elder Swing
but make sure you have enough time to execute it. Tulisk is a quick move that
packs a powerful punch! Elder Blaze not only looks really cool, but its a nice
move for ring outs. Just make sure you don't go out with your opponent. But the
best Elder Topaz move has to be Beowulf. When you execute it (try to be far 
away) your enemy will go straight up in the air. Now, it's time to juggle! When
you're done juggling, attack your enemy on the ground. This sick move is also 
very useful. If you're in a tight spot, use it to get away from your opponent.
Yep, without the Elder Topaz moves, Necrid would be a much weaker character.

-      When opponents are on the ground, its time to beat the crap out of your
opponent without breaking a sweat. Use strong, and low vertical attacks and 
kicks.

-      Almost all of Necrid's Signature moves are great. The only problem is
the skeleton Fang which isn't that good. Grand Valar is an incredible move to
use. You can use it for major damage or for ring outs. The Chaos Reign (Hold)
move is great too. It delivers lot's of damage and it makes you look good.
The last move is the Void Cannon. If you can get your opponent to stay still,
use this attack by all means. It's incredible.

-      Necrid's best quick attacks are Rage Tail and Scourge Tusk. They both
deliver nice quick damage. You can also use the moves in great combos.

-      All of Necrid's powerful moves are great but they do require timing.
When using Void Cannon (Hold) (Long Distance), get far away from your enemy.
And make sure your just far enough. Chaos Comet (Hold) is a very powerful 
attack. A great way of using it is when your enemy is away from you a little.
Start the move and you'll have enough time to get it charged and execute it.
The same goes for Dark Vortex (Hold) but it's better if your opponent come after 
you. Then you'll get the proper amount of damage. The last move is the Chaos 
Reign (Hold) move. There's nothing really hard here. Just move quickly and do 
the move. Also, you can juggle your enemy after you did the move for extra 
damage. Ooh, that's gotta hurt.

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6. FAQs
==================================

There haven't been any FAQs yet.  If you have any, email me them.

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7. Contact Information
==================================

You can email me at Nintendomaster@comcast.net

If you have a question, please make sure that its not in the guide.  And try to
include the question in the topic.
If your going to send me emails with complements, try to include a question or
a trick in the game that'll make the guide better.
Send all the hate letters you want.  They're hilarious.  By the way, can you
not send a virus in your email just to make me mad.
I never look at spam or chain letters so don't send me them.
Don't send me emails that make no sense at all.

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8. Credits
==================================

Thanks to:

CJayC for making GameFAQs
Namco for making the greatest fighter ever

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9. Copyright Info
==================================

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