is a woman dedicated to destroying demons. Her strength is in close quarter
combat, where her special moves and skills are the most effective. Her
beloved sword Rekki-Maru and the mysterious phantom sword Mekki-Maru accompany
her on the quest to destroy Soul Edge. Taki
began her journey when her fascination grew in Soul Edge, the evil sword
that resonated in the presence of her beloved sword Rekki maru. As a Fu-Ma
Ninja, her specialty was the extermination of demons. She possessed exceptional
fighting skills and excelled at forging weapons, which made her a valuable
asset to the Fu-Ma clan. In fact, it was she who battled and defeated the
Cervantes, who was possessed by Soul Edge.
returning from her long journey, Taki attempted to fuse a fragment of Soul
Edge into the demonic blade, Mekki-Maru. Much to her surprise, the Mekki-Maru
began to surge with even more evil energy, making it difficult for even
her to handle the sword. Taki
saw that the leader of the Fu-Ma clan, Master Toki, became obsessed with
Mekki-Maru. She deemed that it would be dangerous to hand the sword over
to him, and left the clan. Thus Taki became a renegade ninja. Toki,
however, would not give up so easily. He sent other clan members after
her in order to retrieve the powerful blade. Pursued
by her former clan members, Taki decided to destroy Mekki-Maru by pitting
it against Soul Edge. She hoped that the two powerful weapons would obliterate
one another. Unfortunately, by the time she found Soul Edge, its wielder
Nightmare had already been
defeated by a group of warriors.
would she destroy Mekki-Maru without Soul Edge? Taki tried to devise another
plan, but her secret desire to master the sword grew stronger by the day.
The decision was made. She grasped the fundamental skills needed to handle
Mekki-Maru during her journey; she just needed to build her mental strength
enough to overcome the evil influences of the sword. Around
the time she mastered the ability to use the sword for short periods of
time, several Fu-Ma ninjas appeared before her. Unlike previous encounters,
these Ninjas did not attack on sight. Instead, they attempted to capture
her. Unfortunately for the ninjas, they were no match for Taki; they all
fell before her Mekki-Maru. "I know they were sent by Master Toki, but
why would they travel so far to these strange lands to seek me?"
through the strewn remains of the ninjas, Taki came across a metal fragment.
Although weak, the aura emanating from the metal was unmistakably that
of Soul Edge. The sword was not destroyed; it still existed in pieces. Taki
then realized why the ninjas had tried to capture her. Master Toki was
trying to gather information about Soul Edge in order to find all of the
fragments. Undoubtedly, pieces of the sword, just like the one she held
in her hand, were already in Master Toki's possession. Knowing
the effects that Soul Edge had on those who wielded it, Taki knew she could
not let it get into the hands of Master Toki.
without the sword, the head of the Fu-Ma clan was already powerful. She
was afraid to think about what would happen if Toki acquired the evil blade
and received its madness. He could transform into a monster with unfathomable
headed for Japan. She could not allow this impending disaster to occur
in her homeland. On
her way back to Japan, she sensed the presence of the evil sword. The metal
she possessed began to resonate ever so slightly with the aura of evil. After
she hastily sealed the fragment, she thought about what she should do next.
Should she go after the fragments that her former master had, or exorcise
the evil sword itself? Either way, time was running out.
Blade, Soul Calibur, Soul
Calibur 2, Soul Calibur 3,
Calibur 3 Arcade Edition, Soul
Soul Calibur 6, Soul Calibur: Broken
Destiny, Soul Calibur: Lost
Swords, Soul Calibur
Legends, Namco X Capcom
Sept. 1st, 2022
has been the "ninja representative" in the Soul series for quite some time,
a role that's very important for most fighting games. A female ninja heroine was the perfect fit for the series, and Taki soon became a fan-favorite. Taki might've seemed generic in her debut, but her later costume designs & moveset enhancements kept her design more than fresh. Taki has tons of stylish & speedy attacks, fluid kicks, and agile
maneuvers making her one
of the flashiest (and fastest) fighting game ninjas in existence (in the hands of the right player).
All that... and I didn't mention "boobs" once. (Until now.) Indeed, Taki's breast size became a talking point in SC2. But there's much more to
Taki's design to appreciate. (She's not some generic DOA female or
something. Taki has depth.) My personal favorite
iteration of Taki is probably in SoulCalibur 2... her moveset has so many options, cancels, and cool
tricks, making her play-style one of the fastest ever.
Even though Taki received cool new moves & animations in the sequels, they actually slowed her down quite a
bit. Nonetheless, Taki has been an exciting character in every game she appears in!
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