Top Ten Soul Calibur Characters


The Top Ten

1 Nightmare Nightmare

Master sword vs cursed sword

Nightmare's one of my favorite characters. But why the hell isn't Talim on here? Talim kicks ass just as much as Nightmare. - Megatronusprime

He can be the best character in the right hands with all his cheap shots and his design from Soul caliber 2 kicks ass.

He has a massive sword that can demolish and eat every soul. He can also kill Kratos no problem. - blindingscythe

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2 Talim Talim

Go Talim!

Talim's speed combined with her elbow blades are strong and fierce. And if that doesn't grab your attention then her unique fighting style combined with somersaults acrobatics, and kicks are the perfect mix for unpredictability against her foes. But above all her humble nature really stands out among the cast to me. As others would see as weakness, Talim's sweetness and kindness is of her strongest weapons."Conflict lies within you" Talim SC2

The character design, personality, and fighting style are aces across the board. She's one of the few cutesy female characters that completely avoids that "sexy" school girl ditz trope, nor do the creators fall into the sexy "exotic" trope. Rather, her soft-spoken and innocent nature are compounded by resilience, compassion, and strength.

In my opinion Talim rocks! she's fast, agile and can hit her opponent before they can hit her - swopjo

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3 Kilik Kilik

Kilik needs to get his rod back or at least get his old fighting style back. Because Kilik as a mimic character is unacceptable.

Kilik is fast and strong, and can deliver a killing combination of kicks, punches and twirls - whatsitsname

Good moves, easy to learn, good range, kind fast and probably do Xianghua!

We can all say soul cailbur 5 is not game for soul cailbur I would give it 10 just Kidding I would give 6 because how it looks story line ok but if they new made soul cailbur game I would look at new ones and past one too soul cailbur 3 and 4 war not bad for 3 I would give it 10 because the tone of the story theme and backgrounds really goes right into it 4 I would give 10 soul cailbur 5 was just let down to the fans if they would left it the same and adding new faces and left other fights alone it could of been awesome but u don't see tekken takeing out and adding news fighters I just wasn't pleased by it if they made new soul cailbur game they would need pick upwhere it left off at in 4 forget about 5 and go for 6

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4 Yoshimitsu Yoshimitsu

Yoshimitsu is the best only if you know how to use him other wise you may kill your self which is awesome when your playing against some one that just hits random buttons

The best love his sword

This guy is funny

Namu Namu Namu Namu! [Yoshimitsu does Sword Pogo] Whe!

5 Ivy Ivy

I do like her combos but her design is just no

Duh! Ivy. Even with some screwed up physical changes, she was such an original all along. She looks sinister but is actually very heroic and tragic (maybe a tragic anti-hero). Early Ivy was awesome. Don't mess with perfection! Also her early Player 2 outfits and fighting style were very cool. Besides Ivy I really liked playing as Voldo and Yoshimitsu. I guess the strange ones are more fun?

Ivy is the best. I mastered her from soul calibur 2 to 5 and broken destiny. Since she was my favorite because once she hits you she start to take your life until its empty, you can't dodge her attack even in rolling. Besides. She has many unblockable attacks and almost all of it are useful in her combos. A bit hard to master but when you do, you'll probably gonna love her.

Once you figure her out, you'll impress everyone else who hasn't given her a chance. Has been a favorite of mine since soul calibur 2!

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6 Voldo Voldo Voldo is a fictional character in the Soul series of video games. Created by Namco's Project Soul division, he first appeared in Soul Edge, and later in all games of the Soulcalibur series with the exception of Soulcalibur Legends.

He may be creepy but he sure knows how to fight! His story is somewhat sad and disturbing but it's not about your past, it's about fighting! And Voldo is hands down the BEST Soul Calibur character in history! Not to mention one of the best fighting characters from any series!

What makes Voldo a great character is his disturbing almost slave-like appearance and odd behavior (Which includes hissing, grunting, and groaning). Different stances with odd moves make Voldo super unpredictable and explosive. And although difficult to play with, a mastered Voldo player is almost impossible to defeat!

You've gotta love him. Definitely the most masculine character in the history of Video Gaming.

Voldo's unpredictable nature, if handled well is the difference between victory and defeat

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7 Taki Taki Taki, known as the Hunter of Darkness, is a fictional character in the Soulcalibur series of historical fantasy fighting games by Namco.

I have yet to find someone who can beat me when I play with Taki. She is way too quick. I can easily take down nightmare, most of the time people can't even land a hit.

Best ever she is one bad ass birch she is very fast and can take down the slower characters such as nightmare

Tons of fun to play as and shes also a badass ninja!

The most badass ninja in video games history!

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8 Sophitia Sophitia

Kilik? Nightmare? Cervantes? Favorites really? Talk about button mashing idiots who think the easiest/OP characters to use are the best. Sophitia is a general good character to use- she's not simple to use but not that complicated either- she has some major advantages but also major disadvantages. Her fighting style is very fun and unique. Her fighting style is probably 25% of the reason why she's my favorite, most of it is this: she is the most caring and admirable character in the game, shes very strong and independent but also kind and gentle- she fights for her children and would go anything for them. Her storyline in soulcalibur 4 proves the lengths she'll go to in order to protect her child, even if it means turning against everything she knows and sacrificing her life..


She absolutely incredible! One of the first original soul caliber fighters. She is one of the original female fighters. She elegant gorgeous and very religious, and she is also very powerful!

A brave caring mother who deserves more recognition than she gets, also a veteran in the series since the first game. Love her!

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9 Mitsurugi Mitsurugi

He is a tank. His ring out move is over powered and his A, B runs through everything. I love this guy I used him to beat Inferno AND NIGHTMARE on hard.

Remember his name. Mitsurugi.

Very good balance between strength and agility based on good samurai stance:-)

Simple and easy to grasp. This guy and nightmare are simply dynamite.

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10 Amy Amy

She's quick, can string combos and won't let you get off of the floor. She's not a power house like nightmare but can easily avoid one and counter strike. Besides who couldn't love those curls

While Amy lacks power and reach, her combos and speed are incredibly powerful. Once she gets "in the zone" and gains momentum while attacking with combos, you've basically lost.

I love her shes my favorite character I also love her as Viola

She has good stance as well as a reach

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The Contenders

11 Cervantes Cervantes

By far the best fighter in the whole series! Who the hell is Nightmare #1!?!? Because Cervantes can destroy him any time of the day

Best villain ever and the original holder of soul edge!

You shall become a part of my power. Super Epic.

Because is faster and dangerous

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12 Tira Tira

Tira is by far the best character in every way possible. She is really strong and fast and has an unbalanced personality which is awesome in my opinion. She loves to kill like Jeff the killer. She should be the main villain in all of soul caliber out with Nightmare in with Tira!

Tira is my favorite. Her fighting style is unique as she wields a ring blade, and she uses special acrobatic skills as well as two different personalities to choose her opponents demise.

Tira rocks. If you are not very good with her, you won't know but she is a really good character. You don't know where she is going to hit you next.

She can kill you with a freakin hula hoop!

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13 The Apprentice (Starkiller) The Apprentice (Starkiller)

He is strong as darth vader and fast as yoda so how mutch better can it be

14 Siegfried Siegfried

The man to kill, nightmare fans watch out seigfried is coming for you bitches and he's gonna slice you with his big ass sword

Number 16 what he deserves higher! At least 5!

He beats down nightmare all the time

RIP nightmare

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15 Seong Mi-na Seong Mi-na

I think this poll is rigged or bugged o_O I voted for Seong Mi-Na and Cervantes went from 11th to 8th and everybody else went down 1 (except those in front of him)

Why Is Seong Mi-na so low? She's one of the original eight and was the original longsword user, better than Kilik for sure.

16 Cassandra Cassandra

She's so cool

Love her grabs and kicks and shield and costume and different weapons choices

She's quick fast powerful and sexy and better than her sister

She's quick strong fast and neat one the best to play as

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17 Lizardman Lizardman

He is half lizard, and half human now that is just boss!

He is half lizard, half human! And in Soul Calibur V, he had ' wings and fire breath! That is ' awesome!

18 Raphael

His grab and thrust move has got me more ring outs than all the other characters combined...

This guy is awesome! Plus he's French, which means he's both badass, lovely and charming.

Where the hell is EZIO?! - IceAlpha

Like this guy he's cool

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19 Link Link Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

When I was 10, I was at GameStop looking for a game for the GameCube. When I saw Soul Calibur II's Boxart featuring Link, in 8 seconds I got the game. And it was WORTH IT. Link wields the Master Sword, the blade of evil's bane. It is powerful, and is used in many of Link's attacks. However, close combat is FAR from his only coverage. He also has the Boomerang as a projectile, a bunch of Bombs for mid-range combat (Bomb to the crotch! ), and the Hero's Bow that shoots arrows for rapid, long range projectiles. And, most notably, he's so much fun to play as. He's so powerful and fun to use, I forgot I could play as other characters for 3 months when I first got Soul Calibur II! He's so great!

Link is my favorite character from Legend of Zelda series - Adamshane1999

Love link he's fun

20 Maxi Maxi

Maxi is one of the best characters the SC series created. Much like the rest of the SC 1 cast his move set is fluid, fun, and lethal.

At some point in time I have picked up every character in the SC 2 and 4 games as those are the two I've owned. By this I mean I have gone into practice, learned their move set decently well, and played with them in story mode or whatever. Maxi was one of the most difficult for me to learn. Unlike other characters I had trouble figuring out that I just gave up on because I was uninterested (Ivy, Voldo), I stuck with it for Maxi. Ivy and V are great characters but the more I used them the less interested I became, realizing I didn't personally like their style. Maxi, though, I really enjoyed playing with. He is fast and strong, and can do cool acro-batcrazy flips (I realize this can be said for many of the characters), but what really intrigued me was his fluidity. Once you start to get his stances down and all the combos that go with them you can ...more

The most awesome soul calibur character ever. Once you sort out his combos he is unstoppable

Maxi is awesome he's really fast. Has deadly grapples and amazing kicks. People should try playing as him, lots of people don't even bother trying out new characters but they should. Maxi is easy to play ass the moves can be pulled off easly and if you get the hang of him maxi can be as deadly as hell and the style of fighting is great for custom charaters.

Elvis and Bruce Lee's love child, enough said.

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21 Zasalamel Zasalamel

The scythe is really cool, actually the coolest weapon of all, great range, good kicks, great back grab, and his quotes are great

Long and close combat master, I wonder how he's not even in the top 5

22 Astaroth Astaroth

This guy was created by Ares the god of war to be one of the best fighters ever, how is he so low on the list, he is awesome.

He is my best character in the game, GO TO HELL!

23 Darth Vader Darth Vader Darth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving more.
24 Viola Viola

Viola is pretty cool pretty confusing moveset but awesome - SexySiren666

Viola is easy and most people can't lose a wepon and if she loses it she has different grabs

25 Yun-Seong

I think Yun-Seong is a dangerous foe in the right hands using quick kicks and strong vertical attacks to even out the playing field

Badass with his crazy kicks

26 Yoda Yoda Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars space opera franchise created by George Lucas, first appearing in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back.

Super light sabers, OH YEAH BABY.

27 Ezio Ezio

The assassin of assassins...

28 Xianghua Xianghua

Bad ass, I swept through the story on hard with her!

I cannot believe Xianghua gets no love. She was always so good!

X is the best when it comes to mindgames.


29 Hilde

She is great she has both a long range weapon and a short range weapon witch makes her awesome


30 Siegfried/Nightmare

He lets you feel fear

31 Pyrrha

Why isn't Pyrrha up higher on this list she is so good.

She has a really easy to use moveset, great for beginners.

32 Xiba

He is pretty cool but there are so many better than him

I have now idea why I love this kid so much, he's just awesome, :D - isabellapineiro

He really isn't a bad character, it's just when you stop to think about the rest of the SC cast and then realize he is Kilik's replacement :(

Xiba just doesn't compare

Plus they went a little overboard with the food loving thing, kinda like his mother's "Just Kidding D ". I still love both characters' personalities though.

33 Spawn Spawn Spawn is a fictional character, an antihero and hellish Superhero that appears in a monthly comic book of the same name published by American company Image Comics.

Who the hell is Spawn?

34 Necrid
35 Hwang

The best swordman

36 Setsuka Setsuka

The most awesome character. She combines her moves with lifestyle. what IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!?!?!?

There is nothing wrong with this character.I like how she fights with her umbrella.

Awesome girl

She beat mitsurugi in a 1 on 1 match, now that's pretty darn efficient.

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37 Olcadan

Control the weapon, don't let the weapon control you. Epic.


So much love for this guy, big muscular hairy barbaarian with a strong paternal instinct. He's a great concept and fun to play, so much ground preassure once he knocks you down.

Fun Fact: Bangoo is Rock's son.

39 Colossus

[Stomps on Yun-Seong and other little people. ]

40 Heihachi

That's all you got, not even worth my breath. Mega Epic!

41 Algol Algol

Algol wields both Soul Edge and Soul Caliber without his mind being overtaken by them. He is powerful enough to take full control of both weapons.

"The mighty Algol has no equal! "

42 Patroklos

He sucks beyond words. Sorry for anyone who likes him.

Love this dude, reminds me a lot of vegeta

Apologies to anyone who likes Patroklos (for some reaseon), but I truly DESPISE this character.

He would actually make a better villain for the series, they should go that route, kinda like Siegfried in early SC. Though Pat has nothing on Sieg.

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43 Natsu Natsu

She can be deadly once you get to know her moves.

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45 Leixia

She is such a underrated character I like her more than her mother she is very likeable.


Worst even when he powers up he can barely take any life he sucks he shouldent even be on this list he is so bad just no no no no just no the worst person of them all he is worst than sophitia and that is really saying something!

"You lack imagination. Its like fighting a rock! "

A true badass. His style is very unique and allows his to string together combos up to 12 hits! The familiar gives him a huge range and he is tied for most curse words with Astaroth.

47 Ashlotte

She rocks to. Not as much as Tira though.

Such a sweet adorable girl. Astorath's moveset is much better on her. :3

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