Voldo

Mar 31, 2016
Voldo
  • Voldo
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    Character
    Debut: Soul Edge/Blade
    Voice (E): None
    Voice (J): None
    Biography
    Age: 43 (SBE)
    46 (SC1)
    50 (SC2-4)
    67 (SC5)
    Birthplace: Palermo, Kingdom of Naples
    Birthday: August 25, 1541
    Blood: A
    Height: 6' 00" (183 cm)
    Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg) (SC4)
    174 lbs (79 kg) (SC5)
    Family: Parents / Deceased
    Four brothers / killed through warfare
    Master / Vercci (long deceased)
    Former Master / Nightmare
    Fighting Style
    Type: Dual Jamadhar Katars
    Weapon: Karma & Mara (SBE)
    Shame & Blame (SC1)
    Manas & Ayus (SC2-4)
    Discipline: Self-Taught
    Voldo (ヴォルド, Vorudo) made his first appearance in Soul Blade and has returned for all the following sequels. At 50 years old, Voldo is the oldest warrior in the Soul Edge series who is not affected by an outside power such as Soul Edge.


    Biography: Soul Blade(top)

    Vercci was known as the merchant of death. He made his fortune by supplying the invincible Spanish Armada with weapons. He eventually heard of a sword that could satisfy any earthly desire. He needed to have it. His brothers opposed his plans, but they were soon recruited into the army and were out of the way. He promoted his vassal, Voldo, to lead the search instead. Mercenary armies and pirates were hired to search for the blade for Vercci, but to no avail.

    Growing impatient, he decided to look himself, and took to the sea with his fleet. While he was gone, war broke out in his home of Italy. The target of the invaders, ironically, was the Merchant of Death himself. To return would be suicide. His home had been destroyed and his treasures had been taken. The only thing he had left was the treasure he had found on his journey. His anger turned to madness. He was determined that they would never get the rest of his treasure. Vercci sailed to an uninhabited island and had his fleet dig a pit.

    It would be his vault. When it was done, Voldo executed the crew, to prevent them from revealing the location of the vault. As a reward, Voldo was sealed inside the Money Pit. By the time this was all finished, the Italian Wars were over. But Vercci never made it back to Italy alive... Voldo went blind and insane after all of those years trapped in the Money Pit. Only his talent for murder remained sharp. He eventually began to hear the voice of his dead master. He is told to find the thing that Vercci spent his last years searching for.

    Biography: Soulcalibur(top)

    The Italian "Merchant of Death," Vercci, sought Soul Edge over the last few years of his life, but was never able to find it. After Vercci's death, Voldo, Vercci's trusted vassal, became the guardian of the Money Pit, Vercci's vault. Voldo tried to find Soul Edge for his dead master, even traveling around the world for it, but was unsuccessful. One day, after chasing a woman , out of the Money Pit, Voldo heard his dead master's voice! "Voldo, that woman... She had the scent of Soul Edge upon her... Hunt her down and bring me Soul Edge this time!!"

    Biography: Soulcalibur II(top)

    Voldo succeeded in bringing back a single handed sword with an evil aura, but Vercci never spoke to him. Four years passed... After killing an intruder one day, Voldo found some shards of Soul Edge. He finally realized why his master was not talking to him. He had brought back the wrong sword! Voldo set out once more. This time, he would be successful.

    Biography: Soulcalibur III(top)

    Obeying Vercci's orders, Voldo left for the outside world in search of Soul Edge. However, he was unable to find the sword, only some Soul Edge fragments. Upon his return, Voldo cried in sadness as he discovered that the vertical shaft had been ransacked in his absence. He begged his master for forgiveness. Upon closer inspection, Voldo discovered that the only things the thieves had taken were the fake Soul Edge, and the fragments of Soul Edge that he had previously found. Nothing else had been touched. This could only mean one thing.

    The intruders were seeking Soul Edge. If Voldo could track them down and force them to tell him everything they knew about Soul Edge, it would make his journey a lot easier. Of course, they would have to be killed for defiling Vercci's tomb. He shivered with delight at the thought of his master encouraging him. As Voldo reset the traps, he sensed the presence of another intruder. Thus far, the traps had been enough to protect the tomb, but this incident was proof of the danger of relying on the traps alone. Voldo hunted down the intruder and brought him a painful death.

    While he disposed of the body, he thought to himself. After he finds Soul Edge, he will be able to dedicate his life to protecting the Money Pit. But then, a new fear washed over him. What about his own mortality? Some day he would die, just as his master had. Who would protect the Money Pit after he had died? Voldo decided that he needed a successor that would guard over the treasure and worship Vercci just as he had. Another Guardian. Surely Master Vercci would approve of this idea! He pondered it as he prepared to leave again. The guardian of the secret storehouse ascended from the dark Abyss. In search of Soul Edge and his successor, he wanders into the outside world.

    Biography: Soulcalibur IV(top)

    Voldo had infiltrated the ruins of Ostrheinsburg and arrived at last before Soul Edge. The cursed sword rested in the hands of the Azure Knight, sealed upon the castle throne. Seeing his chance to take the sword, Voldo took a stealthy step toward the motionlessknight. Soul Edge, the world's last singular treasure. How Voldo's late master Vercci had longed to make it his own! In the years after his passing, Voldo had continued to serve his master, body and soul, and worked to fulfill his master's last wish. Now, at last, his search neared an end.

    "Voldo," a voice said. A joly ran through Voldo as he held Soul Edge, for the voice belonged to his master. "Well done, Voldo. I am most pleased. But you still have another task ahead of you." Warmth welled up in Voldo's closed eyes; tears, which had deserted him long ago. Yes, he thought, I must protect Soul Edge, the peerless treasure you sought. Voldo had a new calling, and it filled him with such joy that a wordless moan escaped his throat.

    And while Soul Edge managed to possess his heart, bending his firm sense of allegance to a new purpose, it could not change it. Within his heart, Voldo only saw and served one master; his beloved Vercci. Though his territory had changed from Vercci's hallowed tomb to the dark capital Ostrheinsburg, his hunt remained the same: To destroy the "master's" enemies.

    Biography: Soulcalibur V(top)

    Ever the loyal servant, Voldo diligently obeyed the orders of his master, the wealthy Italian merchant Vercci-- or so he believed. In truth, he served an illusion created by the cursed Soul Edge, at least until the deception was shattered by a purifying blow from Kilik's Kali-Yuga staff. Back in his right mind--if one can call it that--Voldo decided to return to his duty as the guardian of the Money Pit, the secret underground chamber where Vercci had hidden his fortune.

    But Voldo arrived to find that the storehouse had been ransacked by thieves. Using the keen sense of smell he had developed living in darkness, Voldo painstakingly tracked and killed the culprits, determined to recover every last piece of Vercci's stolen treasure. Many years later the final bit of treasure was back in place, and the Money Pit was restored to its former glory. But Voldo couldn't escape a gnawing sense that something was missing. Something that had only barely slipped through his grasp 17 years ago...

    He sealed his master's treasure trove once again, and returned to the surface world. He must find his master... His true master. He must find Soul Edge. The cursed sword's lie had become Voldo's reality...

    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 V(top)

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    Art: Outcast Odyssey(top)

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