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Talim is a character in the Soul series of fighting games. She continued in Soulcalibur III, then in Soulcalibur IV as an unlockable character, and has appeared in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny.
The designers of Soulcalibur II created Talim around the concept of her signature elbow blades in order to distinguish her from the other characters. The initial character design was templated for a young girl, which the makers felt that the series lacked. Through the series, her main costume designs have had ornate tribal accesories.
Talim is strikingly innocent and meek, in contrast to the rest of the Soul Series cast, often attempting to dissuade opponents from fighting, and constantly showing mercy to her defeated enemies. Her comments often reveal self-doubt and worry. She often does not blame others for their actions, as shown in her SCIV ending where she forgives Algol for his actions, and sometimes will resurrect dead characters who were close to certain other characters, as shown in the same ending where she resurrects Algol's son, Arcturus. She has an ability to read the wind, often taking advice from it, as well as asking the wind to guide her in her journey. Overall, she is a kind-hearted character, and thus is aligned with good characters.
- She is one of the few Filipino characters in all of gaming
- In Tagalog, Talim means "Sharp Blade" or "Sharp Tip"
- Talim fights using weapons called Elbow Blades. They are loosely based on the tonfa, a secondary weapon that is selectable in game.