Hong Yun-seong Character Debut: Soulcalibur II Voice (E): Michael Reisz (current)
Jim Singer (SC2)
Voice (J): Kōsuke Toriumi Biography Age: 18 Birthplace: Jirisan, Lee Dynasty Korea Birthday: April 16, 1573 Blood: O Height: 5 ft 9 in (176 cm) Weight: 150 lbs (72 kg) Family: Father / Died from illness
Mother / Whereabouts unknown
Master / Seong Han-myeong
Fighting Style Type: Chinese Sword Weapon: White Storm Discipline: Seong Style Long Sword
(with personal style mixed in)
Biography: Soulcalibur II(top)Yun-seong was well-known in the dojo for his swordsmanship, even by his seniors. Hwang Seong Kyung, whom Yun-seong had idolized as a child, was no longer his hero, but a goal to surpass. Yun-seong wished to challenge Hwang to a duel. One day, news reached the Seong Dojo that Hwang was returning from his long journey. Yun-seong saw his opportunity to force Hwang to acknowledge his fighting skills. He may even prove to be actually stronger than Hwang!
Hwang, however, did not take Yun-seong's challenge, for he had other priorities such as rejoining the military to help defend his country from the impending invasion by Japan. Seong Mi-na, the master's daughter, saw the brooding young man and handed him a single-handed sword. The weapon she handed to Yun-seong was a Seong family heirloom. According to the legend, it possessed the ability to reflect the deepest thoughts of those who held the blade.
That night, Yun-seong studied the image of himself in the sword and reflected. He eventually understood the foolishness of challenging someone for personal reasons when the country was in such peril. But what could Yun-seong do to make Hwang acknowledge him? He then realized that if he could obtain the Sword of Salvation that Hwang had failed to find, Hwang would be forced to recognize Yun-seong's talents and respect him. A challenge against Hwang would have to wait. Once Yun-seong made his decision, he could not stay put for long. He immediately packed his belongings and left the dojo.
Biography: Soulcalibur III(top)While searching for the Sword of Salvation "Soul Edge", Yun-seong heard rumors that it was in fact a cursed sword. In his travels, he learned of a city which had been destroyed in a conflict over a fragment of Soul Edge. Children who survived the fighting were said to be living together outside the city. Visiting where the children lived, he found a girl named Talim and a boy sick in bed, both of whom seemed to know of Soul Edge. He took up residence there in order to gather information.
One day, Talim, who had been treating the boy, announced that she would perform a more drastic treatment. The boy refused her, and Yun-seong attempted to persuade him. When the two of them were alone, the boy began to talk of his past. He was the son of the lord who had obtained the fragment of the cursed sword. His father had experimented upon him and filled his body with evil energy. His father went insane, war broke out, and the boy rescued the other children and fled.
Yun-seong placed his sword, with its blade that is said to reflect the heart of the wielder, into the boy's hand. "You can see that you are not a demon..." The boy, encouraged, agreed to the treatment. The boy experienced a miraculous full recovery. Shortly thereafter, Talim suddenly left. "I didn't even get to ask her anything!" Yun-seong hurriedly prepared to leave. As he bid farewell, the boy told him of the cursed sword and stated his wish that Yun-seong be sure to confirm the truth. The knight with the great sword rampaging in the lands to the west is the one who wields Soul Edge. His next objective set, Yun-seong set off for the west.
Biography: Soulcalibur IV(top)Yun-seong was traveling with Talim, a girl he had met in Asia Minor. When they saw a temple in Egypt that had been demolished, he knew the power of Soul Edge was real. When he crossed paths with his kinswoman Seong Mi-Na, however, she was of a different opinion. "Soul Edge is an evil power that brings only disaster. There's no way that thing will save our country!" It was just a matter of time before she would drag him back home with her, and so he slipped away once Seong Mi-Na and Talim were asleep.
Yun-seong headed west, and soon neared Ostrheinsburg, the stronghold of the Azure Knight. There he sought out the solitary warrior who had gone into the ruined castle and managed to return alive. Incredibly, the warrior turned out to be Hwang, a swordsman whom he had idolized growing up. Unable to mask his surprise, Yun-seong listened to Hwang's story. Hwang had been tasked three times with finding Soul Edge, and tried to destroy it.
Now even Hwang, who Yun-seong respected more than any other man, believed the sword was evil. The knowledge shook Yun-seong to the core, but his own opinions would not be swayed. When Hwang saw that Yun-seong remained as determined as ever, he said, "Go, and find your own answer." With courage and conviction he had never before known, Yun-seong turned towards Ostrheinsburg. He would have faith in his own stregth and seek his destiny!
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