Tira Character Debut: Soulcalibur III Voice (E): Jennifer Hale Voice (J): Masumi Asano Biography Age: 17 Birthplace: Unknown Birthday: 1574 Blood: AB Height: 5' 03" (160 cm) Weight: 95 lbs (43 kg) Family: No family, but now accompanied by a flock of Watchers Fighting Style Type: Ring Blade Weapon: Eiserne Drossel Discipline: Dance of Death
Biography: Soulcalibur III(top)There was an underground organization called the Birds of Passage that lived in the shadows of history. they formed contracts with the powerful and sent out assassins to eliminate their enemies. Tira was an Assassin raised by this organization. The act of killing had become so routine in her life that she had to kill just for the stimulation it provided. When the evil seed rained down, Tira was in the middle of a mission. The chain of command collapsed, and suddenly Tira was set free from this underground world.
She has since forgotten where she was when this event transpired. For a while she was taken in by a simple family in an ordinary village. This did not last long, however, and a simple even caused her to murder the entire family. She then began her wandering lifestyle, killing those that crossed her path. Her emotions grew more intense to where the slightest trigger could cause her to become depressed or manic. One day she came across information about Nightmare and her heart leapt at the thought of finding someone like herself.
Following the trail of slaughter, she tracked down the Azure Knight. "Finally, someone to whom I can give myself entirely..." she thought. Now a faithful servant, she works behind the scenes. Controlling a flock of ravens, she has been given two missions. Her first task is to destroy the evil sword and free the evil sword. Her second task is to locate a new host for the cursed sword. Those who meet her approval shall surely have their souls burned by the flame of the cursed sword. Those who do nor, Tira will surely take their lives to bring joy to her own...
Biography: Soulcalibur IV(top)When the two swords clashed, Tira had already arrived at the Lost Cathedral and was waiting before the gate. Having been turned to evil--malfested--she was affected strongly by the destruction unleashed by the meeting of the swords; Tira's mind was torn apart, shattered into countless shards. But her consciousness clawed itself together again. In the end, she became two people, her mind reformed into two separate entities that represented the extremes of the original, unstable Tira.
Upon her return to Ostrheinsburg, Tira began processing the information that her watchers carried to her, that she might hand Soul Edge, her king and master, the advantage in the battle that was to come. She would use the habitants of the cursed city to wear down the power of the spirit sword. And when at last they fought, the cursed sword would turn Ostrheinsburg into a giant vessel and ever soul within that place would be caught within its maw, including the spirit sword. She knew that then her king would win.
And at that moment, Tira, too, would become a part of Soul Edge. A feeling she had never felt before swelled in her. But she--both of her--did not understand it. "Soul Edge will consume everything. Yes, everything!" "Everything I am is devoted to the service of my king." A tiny glimmer of fear sparked in the chink between her two personalities, but it was forced down below the surface of her consciousness. It would not emerge again.
Biography: Soulcalibur V(top)A former assassin infatuated with the destructive power of Soul Edge, Tira was devastated when the evil sword was defeated 17 years earlier. The two personalities within her lamented as one, and howled together in a chorus of rage. But Tira found some solace in her plans for a certain young girl, and in the ever-growing strength of the shattered sword's fragments. Revitalized by her hopes to revive the Soul Edge, Tira dedicated herself to a hunt for the sword's shattered pieces.
But after waiting so many years, the reborn Azure Knight was not at all what Tira had hoped for. He curried favor with human nations, scheming in secret and gathering souls from the shadows. Tira could barely stand to loop upon this cowardly Nightmare. "He's an imposter! I will never accept him!"
"In that case..." began the dark half of her personality, "...I shall prepare an appropriate vessel for Soul Edge myself!" finished her brighter half. Tira certainly had all the ingredients; she'd been carefully preparing them for 17 years. It was the perfect plan. And so Tira disappeared into the night once more, on her way to visit that "certain young girl," Pyrrha...
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