JesseMB27's Wishlist for Future Guest Characters in the Soulcalibur series

Bandai Namco's Soulcalibur series has featured several guest fighters through its history. These fighters have ranged from those that were from similarly styled fantasy series (e.g. Link and Geralt of Rivia) to even more Sci-fi ones (e.g. the Star Wars guests and 2B). So here's my list of guys and gals who I'd like to be playable in a Soulcalibur game in the future.

For the sake of avoiding confusion, here are those who have already appeared:

SC II: Heihachi Mishima, Spawn, Link

SC IV: Darth Vader, Yoda, Galen Marek/Starkiller

SC Broken Destiny: Kratos

SC V: Ezio Auditore

SC VI: Geralt of Rivia, 2B, Haohmaru

SC Legends: Lloyd Irving

List items

  • Some people might be wondering "wait he was mentioned as being a guest already, so why is on this list?". Keep in mind Soulcalibur Legends was a hack and slash game, and thus he has not been an actual fighter in a main series installment. Thus I believe or anyone else from the Tales series would make a fitting guest character. Given that the Tales series is owned by Bandai Namco, there wouldn't be much trouble getting a character from that series into a Soulcalibur game. Also amusing to note, that Legends, while non-canon, is set between the first game, 1995's Soul Edge, and the second game, Soulcalibur, of which Soulcalibur VI (set in a new timeline) covers the events of those games, thus if he made a guest appearance in SC VI specifically would be very fitting (granted as SC VI already has three guests, I'd think that there is already enough for that particular game).

  • From the Soulcalibur's sister series, Tekken. Yeah I'm certainly aware that another Tekken character (Heihachi Mishima) has already appeared, but considering that they are both in the same shared universe it would be only logical if a few more Tekken characters (particularly long-lived ones such as Ogre, Devil, and Azazel) got to appear.

    As for her fighting style though she has fought in an open fist manner in the Tekken games, but some optional customization equipment in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (as well as a Tekken Pachinko game) does establish she has a sword handy. Thus it would be nice if her fighting style in a Soulcalibur game could revamp her style to use that sword (and maybe even recycle some of 2B's moves similar to how Kratos' was repurposed for Aeon Calcos's revised style in Soulcalibur V).

    It would also be nice way to make offer some explanations of certain elements of the Tekken time periods setting (e.g. the origin of the Devil gene; is it connected to Soul Edge?; could some of the aforementioned long lived Tekken characters be connected to certain events in Soulcalibur's storyline?). In particular, I'd think it would make an interesting development if Angel is revealed to be a servant of Elysium who is working to force the new timeline to go down a path similar to that of the old one as a contrast to the two other SC characters (who I'll leave unmentioned for the benefit of those not wanting to be spoiled) who are trying to avoid a repeat of that timeline.

  • SNK's Athena to be exact. And to be even more exact, not her modern day reincarnation Athena Asamiya. I would say the Goddess Athena would be the best fit of any franchises owned by SNK match with that of the Soulcalibur universe. Hey if Kratos got to face off against Sophitia and others, why can't SNK's Athena?

    As for her fighting and weapon style she has a sword and shield, but in order to avoid her being to similar to the Alexanders (Sophitia, Cassandra, Pyrrha, and Patroklos) she could have a few of her divine powers as well as even some psychokinetic moves similar to those of her descendant Athena Asamiya to differentiate her.

  • As a witch from a fantasy based hack and slash series, she'd make a good fit to the Soulcalibur series. As for weapons she could use, in addition to her pistols, I suppose she have something along the lines of what Azwel does (though with her using her hair) to fashion various weapons on the fly.

    And Interesting to note that She was considered as a guest for SC V, but concerns that the hardware available at the time wouldn't be able handle her hairstyle based fighting style was the reason she failed to make the cut and Ezio got the spot instead. Hopefully 8th Gen consoles and onward would be able to handle that.

  • I would have noting against Scorpion and/or Sub-Zero being in Soulcalibur, but I'd personally prefer to see Raiden. The Soulcalibur series already has a good number of ninjas and assassins (e.g. Taki, Yoshimitsu), thus possibly oversaturating the roster with those type of characters especially if both of them were put into the game. In addition Raiden would fit given the benefit of also being (loosely) based on a mythological figure, of which would neatly fit into the series.

    Obviously, his fighting style would have some of his lighting power incorporated in order to avoid having him play exactly like Mina and Kilik.

  • Solaire is only a mentor in the Dark Souls series of games (of which happen to also be published by Bandai Namco), but I'd imagine he could prove his metal in his prime. I'd also imagine his praise to the sun being a good outro victory animation and maybe even a taunt.

  • A Capcom character who'd easily fit into the Soulcalibur universe. It would be nice to have his guns (the pistols Ebony and Ivory and the Shotgun/Coyote-A) so as to differentiate him from similar large sword users such as Siegfried and Nightmare.

  • Worth noting that Final Fantasy VII protagonist was considered to be the guest character for the PS2 version of SC II, but Squaresoft and Namco could not come to agreement on some undisclosed details (most likely the former wanting more money for the license than the latter was willing to go for) and thus Heihachi became the PS2 standard bearer. Given that FF VII has become the most iconic installment of that series in the popular conscious, he would likely be the best choice of a Final Fantasy character

  • Capcom's Sengoku Basara. For an interesting bonus, the historial era his real-life counterpart is from, The Sengoku period, also happens to over lap with Soulcalibur's late 16th and early 17th century time frame. However, it doesn't change the fact his horse is a motorcycle, and thus your arguments are invalid. Okay, so I used a meme... sue me.

  • While characters from a manga and/or anime series has yet to make a guest appearance in the series, but if ever there was one such character that would have the right mix of aesthetic fit and presence in popular culture, it would have to be Guts from Berserk.

  • This Themysciran Princess would certainly fit, unlike Batman (with perhaps the Batman Ninja iteration aside) and Superman, and be interesting to see clashing with fellow Greek warrior Sophitia.

  • The Marvel comics one to be exact. Given that the OG son of Odin is going to taking a break in the MCU (with Jane Foster taking up Mjolnir in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, which will hopefully avoid the pitfalls of the comics it is adapted from similarly to how Capt. America: Civil War was better received to the Marvel Civil War crossover event, but I digress), Marvel and Disney could satisfy and tide over some MCU fans whenever he eventually returns to the mantle.

  • Chances are some may complain as for why I'd want Ryu Hayabusa, yet not Mortal Kombat's Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Given that Hayabusa is the granddaddy of all ninjas in video games (MK included), I'd think he would be a worthy exception.

  • Konami's vampire and monster hunter would certainly be a nice addition to any Soulcalibur roster. Granted, he is from a little before Soulcalibur series's time frame, but magic and/or time travel can easily fix that (just ask Spawn). At the very least it would be nice for his whip based weapon style being available for CAS customs.

  • Either she or Gilius Thunderhead from Sega's Golden Axe series would be some interesting characters (Ax Battler by contrast is a little too bland personality-wise IMO at least, but I got no ill will for those like him). I'd lean towards Tyris both because Gilius' short height might be a repeat of the Yoda controversies from SC IV and just for the sake of having more female guest characters.

  • Admittedly it would be a bit odd having Saber (the King Arthur of her universe) being in a series that has its own King Arthur (who founded the Aval organization that Groh belongs to), but I'd like to see her in a Soulcalibur game. I'd especially like for her to have some of her abilities and magic she has in her native series so as to avoid being a moveset clone of Siegfried Schtauffen.

  • From Bandai Namco's own Legend of Valkyrie series.

  • If Soulcalibur doesn't have its own iteration of Vlad "the Impaler" Dracula, well Darkstalkers' Demitri Maximoff would be the next best thing.

  • While a robotic killing machine may seem out of place in Soulcalibur, but again there have been Sci-fi derived characters (e.g. the Star Wars characters and Nier Automata's 2B) and Fulgore itself is no stranger to time travel (which it went through in 1996's Killer Instinct 2). While being an exclusive on Xbox consoles (and potentially on PC via Microsoft Windows) could be a potential deal breaker to Fulgore or any other Killer Instinct making it into a SC game, but I at least don't mind.

  • This undead knight from the lighthearted and somewhat comedic Medievil series might be a bit out of place in the dramatic SC universe, but he would certainly provide at least a little comic relief.

    He is from a PlayStation exclusive series, but if other consoles get their own I'd imagine it would work (e.g. like the case with SC II).

  • or at the very least someone from the Fire Emblem series considering it is the one Nintendo property that is the most in-line with Soucalibur's aesthetic aside from the Legend of Zelda series.

  • Hellboy is no stranger to the world of the mythological and fantastical in his own series of comics, thus I believe he would be a good fit for a Soulcalibur game. It was fairly cool seeing Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11 perform a few moves based on his appearance in SC II, perhaps if Hellboy was in a Soulcalibur game Project Soul could incorporate some versions of his moves from the NetherRealm Studios helmed Injustice 2?

  • It maybe a bit absurd to have Sol or any other Guilty Gear character in Soulcalibur, but hey some Sci-fi type character have already debuted so it wouldn't be impossible for this to happen. Worth noting that Dragon Ball Fighterz is being developed by Arc System Works for Bandai Namco, thus at the very least ASW and BN relationship is fairly good at present.

  • From Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

  • Given the rave reviews that the Netflix reboot has gotten, I'd say this would be a good opportunity for this princess of power to appear as a guest.

  • Yes I know that it is absurd to suggest Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty, but hey anyone who can turn into a friggin' dragon certainly passes the Badassery test. If she managed to be in a Soulcalibur game, I'd like to have her appearance use elements of the original 1959 film and the live action one with Angelina Jolie.