Nathaniel 'Rock' Adams Character Debut: Soul Edge/Blade Voice (E): Wally Burr (current) Voice (J): Tōru Ōkawa (current)
Minoru Inaba (SC3)
Takashi Nagasako (SBE, SC1)
Biography Age: 42 Birthplace: London, British Empire (Raised in the New World) Birthday: December 14, 1549 Blood: Unknown Height: 5' 09" (175 cm) Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg) Family: Parents / Whereabouts unknown
The native american boy he was raising, Bangoo, just recently came of age
Fighting Style Type: Giant Mace Weapon: Onslaught Discipline: Self-Taught
Biography: Soul Blade(top)Rock was born Nathaniel William Adams, as the son of an English curio dealer, specializing in rare weapons. He got his nickname because of his intense strength. Rock's father had just found Soul Edge, and was bringing it home via ship, with his family on board, when Cervantes attacked. Rock's father ran to the store room to hide Soul Edge, and his mother ran after him to stop him. Rock was told to stay where he was until their return.
They never came back. The ship sank before they had the chance. Rock washed up on shore of the new world. He eventually learned to live off the land, discarding his former habits, language, and memories. He found a tribe native to the area. However, they were afraid of the "White Giant." Rock's only companionship was that of a little boy, Bangoo, who's parents had been taken by tribal warfare.
Rock, who was now an adult, became a father figure to Bangoo. He eventually re-learned of the people across the ocean. Faded memories of his parents, and even Soul Edge, returned. Rock decided that if he could find Soul Edge, he could one day remember his past. With only his ax in hand, Rock set out towards the sea.
Biography: Soulcalibur(top)When Rock was a small child, he was in a shipwreck caused by Cervantes, and lost his parents. He washed up in the new world as an orphan. When Rock was an adult he came across a young orphaned native whose parents were lost to tribal warfare. Rock new what it was like to grow up without parents, so he decided to raise Bangoo on his own.
Rock once traveled the in search of Soul Edge, but he realized that he was leaving Bangoo to grow up alone. He realized that leaving him alone was no better than never adopting him at all, so he returned home. But one day, Bangoo disappeared... Kunpaetku, the grand priest of Fygul Cestemus had sent his Lizardmen to kidnap Bangoo, in an attempt to lure Rock out to steal his soul. Dunno why... "Bangoo, I will never abandon you!" Rock set out cross the sea in a desperate search for Bangoo.
Biography: Soulcalibur II(top)Rock did not appear in Soul Calibur 2. Instead, a generic enemy character known as Berserker used his moveset.
Biography: Soulcalibur III(top)Several years ago, Rock succeeded in rescuing Bangoo from the heretical order Fygul Cestemus. His trusty axe had been broken in the process, but he did not regret that. The two of them were once again free, but Rock decided that Bangoo was not ready for a long journey, so they traveled up north along the coast, and settled in northern Europe. Rock hoped that Bangoo would grow strong from the fierce winters of this land, different from the New World.
One night during a snowstorm, Bangoo was in an accident. When the sun rose and Rock rescued him, he asked the boy if he was afraid of nature. "Yes, it's scary. But I can't bring myself to hate it..." Hearing this answer, Rock sensed that the time had come for Bangoo to become a man. Bangoo chose a trip across the sea alone as his ritual of manhood. And Rock saw him off with great, mixed emotions. Rock was alone once again. Bangoo had returned to his place of birth, but as for Rock...
In the past, he had traveled in search of Soul Edge, the one clue linking him to his parents. Had old regrets and attachments resurfaced now that he'd come to this place? "No. I, too, need to become a man that Bangoo can be proud of." Rock decided to set out on his own journey to confirm his strength and will. The quest for Soul Edge he had previously abandoned. Once he had completed that, he could proudly call himself Bangoo's father. With the image of the boy in his heart, Rock cast his gaze one last time across the great sea.
Biography: Soulcalibur IV(top)Was he truly a father Bangoo could be proud of? Rock needed proof, and so he continued his hunt for Soul Edge. However, an unexpected road block had cut that search short. As he crossed the Alps and headed south, he had been ambushed by a gargantuan man, and lost. By throwing himself off the cliff into the river below, he had narrowly escaped his unknown foe, and found his way to a secluded hot spring where he could heal his battered body. During the time he spent recovering, Rock's thoughts wandered toward his assailant, the "Black Giant."
It bothered him that the assailant's fighting style was so similar to Rock's own. Then there was the attacker's merciless nature. He was dangerous, too dangerous to be allowed to run loose. With new resolve, he waited for his wounds to heal and the strength to return to his limbs, and then left the hot spring. As he continued his journey, he discovered a startling fact; his attacker, named Astaroth, had entered the service of the Azure Knight, who was headuartered in Ostrheinsburg Castle, and the Azure Knight was none other than the wielder of Soul Edge.
Was fate the architect of all this? To Rock, the journey becamse not only about finding "proof," but instead something much bigger.
Art: Soul Blade (Edge)(top)
Art: Soulcalibur II(top)
Art: Soulcalibur III (+UFS)(top)
Art: Soulcalibur IV (+BD)(top)