Taki

Mar 31, 2016
Taki
  • Taki
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    Character
    Debut: Soul Edge/Blade
    Voice (E): Cynthia Holloway (current)
    Desirée Goyette (SC2-SC4)
    Voice (J): Sachiko Kojima (current)
    Fujiko Takimoto (SBE, SC1-3)
    Biography
    Age: 29
    Birthplace: Fu-Ma No Sato, Japan
    Birthday: 1562
    Blood: A
    Height: 5' 07" (170 cm)
    Weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
    Family: Immediate family / All taken by sickness
    Master / Toki (Taki has opposed him since she left the clan)
    Fighting Style
    Type: Ninja Sword x2
    Weapon: Rekki-Maru & Mekki-Maru
    Discipline: Musoh-Battoh-Ryu
    Taki (タキ, Taki, also written as 多喜) made her debut in the first game on the series, Soul Edge. She is one of the only playable characters in the series to appear in all versions of all the games, including Soulcalibur IV. Taki is the female ninja in the games, and as such is a character known for her agility and speed on both movements and strikes. She is also recognized for her many acrobatic movements, exaggerations of ninjutsu skills, and the use of magic-based unblockable attacks.


    Biography: Soul Blade(top)

    Taki was a skilled ninja working as a demon huntress. She was an orphan, and was brought up by Toki, the ninja master. She belonged to a ninja clan that lived in seclusion. It knew many techniques that the outside world had forgotten. Taki herself had supernatural powers. She decided to travel throughout Japan to protect people from demons that would harm them. She created her own weapons with love and care. Her favourite was Rekki-Maru.

    However, recently, Rekki-Maru had weakened. It began to weaken about the same time that Soul Edge appeared. Taki was called upon to help out at a temple where the seal that was holding the horrible Fury demons was weakening. When she arrived, she found herself surrounded by demons and ghosts. It's a good thing that Taki loved a good challenge. She drew her blade and sliced at the leader. She was surprised to find that it was still alive.

    She had to cut it several more times before it disappeared. She was usually able to kill demons in one stroke, but Rekki-Maru was deteriorating quickly. She realized that in order to save Rekki-Maru, she would need to find and destroy Soul Edge. She set out to do just that, since she would travel to the ends of the earth for her beloved sword.

    Biography: Soulcalibur(top)

    Taki was a member of a ninja clan sworn to defeat demons. Believing that her beloved Rekki-Maru was resonating in sympathy with the evil Soul Edge, Taki crossed the sea to look for the truth. While abroad, Taki managed to obtain a fragment of the evil sword. Returning home, Taki tried to meld the fragment with her own sword, but failed. When she tried it with the sword Mekki-Maru, which was always a little evil, it work instantly and took on an evil glow.

    In order to pit Mekki-Maru against Soul Edge in hopes that the two swords would destroy each other, and because she feared that the Fu-Ma clan would take it away from her, she left the band of ninjas and traveled to foreign lands once again. Yet, in the dark recesses of her heart, Taki felt the desire to master the immense power of her demonic blade.

    Biography: Soulcalibur II(top)

    Unable to finish her plan of pitting Soul Edge against Mekki-Maru, Taki decided to try to master it instead. One day, several Fu-Ma clan members appeared before Taki, trying to capture her. While searching through the strewn remains of the ninjas (yuck), Taki found a familiar metal shard... Toki was undoubtedly looking for information about Soul Edge, which would explain why the ninjas wanted to take Taki alive. Knowing the effect that Soul Edge had on it's wielder, Taki could not let Soul Edge fall into the hands of Master Toki. On her way back to Japan, Taki sensed the presence of the evil sword. Time was running out.

    Biography: Soulcalibur III(top)

    Taki was worried about Soul Edge. It had probably recovered it's power by now. At this point, however, she was more worried about Toki. He had been collecting fragments of Soul Edge, which can only mean trouble. It could even lead to the formation of yet another evil blade. There was no way that Taki could ignore this threat. She set out to shake off her pursuers. She deliberately leaked information about Soul Edge fragments to divert the Fu-Ma clan's ninja. Then, she headed for Japan.

    Taki learned that a faction of the Fu-Ma clan were growing weary of Toki's actions, and were planning to take over. Taki made contact with them, and traded information about Soul Edge fragments for the current location of Toki. He was at Hoko Temple. Taki assumed that Toki planned to take the power of the evil spirits that were sealed there. After averting the clans traps (Ninja Style!) she arrived at the temple, and felt a very evil presence. Taki entered the Buddha Shrine, below the temple (her SC1 stage) and faced off against Toki.

    Oni, the name of a legendary demon, passed down from ancient times flashed through her mind when she saw Toki. His body should have shown his age, but his skin was thick and swollen, as if he were wearing a heavy suit of armour. It took on a dark red hue, reflecting the wild flow of his blood. His eyes shone red with the bloodlust of a vicious beast... Toki was drawing in the swirling energy and spirits from the temple, but no matter how powerful her opponent, Taki would not let it overwhelm her.

    She drew Rekki-Maru and approached, but as she did, a long, tortured cry echoed throughout the shrine... She felt the presence of the great demon she once sealed away in this place. Toki had broken the seal, and was now absorbing the spirit... The battle was fierce. Her slight advantages were ironic. She had used the demon slaying techniques that Toki had taught her. The blade that pierced his heart, was none other than Mekki-Maru.

    The sword he had sought to obtain. Taki stood over Toki's aged, huddled body. She struggled to maintain consciousness. She had received grave injuries during the fight, and had to use all of her strength to maintain control of Mekki-Maru, from the intense evil energies that surrounded her. As Taki swung for the final blow, a weak voice reached out to her.

    "Taki...? Is that you...?" Startled, Taki gazed into the old mans face. His lips trembled as he spoke. "It's very dark... Bring some light..." There was no sign of madness in his voice. Taki felt strong emotions well up within her. She opened her mouth to call out her master's name. But Toki's eyes opened wide, and a strange aura escaped from his mouth. Taki swung at it. but hit nothing. The entity flew off silently into the darkness.

    Taki prepared to leave at dawn. She didn't know if that entity was or wasn't her former master, but if it was, there was only one place it would have gone. Soul Edge. Taki didn't have time for her wounds to heal. She didn't know why, but Soul Edge's presence felt weak. Now had to be the time to pursue it. Taki became a crimson shadow, running through the darkness.

    Biography: Soulcalibur IV(top)

    Taki pursued Soul Edge, the sword that had driven her master mad and turned him into a monster. She eventually came to the Lost Cathedral, where she saw the two swords locked in the Embrace of Souls and learned, at last, of the spirit sword; a weapon that was able to resist the evil of the cursed sword. Taki was there when the two opposing swords were unleashed and Siegfried and Nightmare fought. But the two blades did not destroy each other as she had hoped. Instead, both grew more powerful than ever before.

    Together, they sparked a cataclysm and Taki only barely escaped the ensuing malestrom. The Lost Cathedral was obliterated, but Soul Calibur and Soul Edge survived. Even now, the dreadful power of the two swords linked them and brough them closer. They would have to be obliterated one at a time, lest they should come together again. She soon learned that the cursed sword lay in Ostrheinsburg, and that Siegfried was heading to the same location. There was no more time. She set out on her own journey.

    Taki witnessed everything at the Lost Cathedral. Siefgried had appeared to be seemingly torn asunder by the overwhelming torrent of power, but the spirit sword intervened and kept him alive. Would he be able to cling to his human reason and somehow control the immense power that resided within him? She could not leave that answer to chance. She made her decision, and she would do what must be done.

    Character Artwork(top)

    Art: Soul Blade (Edge)(top)

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    Art: Soulcalibur(top)

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    Art: Soulcalibur II(top)

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    Art: Soulcalibur III (+UFS)(top)

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    Art: Soulcalibur IV (+BD)(top)

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    Art: Soulcalibur Legends(top)

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    Art: Outcast Odyssey(top)

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