|Strife Astlar Grandall|
|Voice (E):||David Gallagher|
|Voice (J):||Naoki Imamura|
|Birthplace:||Parousia, Grandall Empire|
|Height:||5'5" (165 cm)|
|Weight:||115 lbs (52 kg)|
|Family:||Father (former Grandall king) / killed in war
Mother / deceased
Blood relatives / executed by Strife
|Discipline:||Malloy Mercenary Swordstyle|
Bio: Soulcalibur IIIStrife is the only heir of the Astlar dynasty ruling the empire of Grandall. After his father's death during a battle, he was appointed as ruler when he was only ten years old. Blinded by Greed and power, his close relatives plotted everyday to kill him and take control of Grandall for themselves.
Strife endured days without a proper meal, without good sleep and hiding a knife every time. Eventually the stress and fear started eating away at his sanity. Then one day he started hearing voices every time he sat on the throne. The voices came from deep within the castle. Eventually he began to understood these voices and his behavior changed completely.
He started executing his relatives, and torturing anyone who aroused his suspicions. His leadership turned into dictatorship. He also started amassing armies in silence, while not interfering with the war between Dalkia and Halteese. Around this time, he apparently got hold of the cursed Soul Edge, which further deteriorated his mind...