The daughter of a Greek
baker, Sophitia worked at her family bakery. She lives in Athens, a part of
Ottoman Empire. She has blonde hair, pale white skin, and green eyes. She has
always treasured her country's culture and prayed often to the city guardian,
Athena, the goddess of wisdom. One day, as she bathed in a forest spring, a
bright light appeared and took the shape of a man. He revealed to her that he
was the Olympian god of fire and forge, Hephaestus, and told her of the evil
sword Soul Edge - that the existence of such a powerful blade would put shame to
his name, as he had not created it, and that if anyone were to discover it, it
would bring much pain to the world. Hephaestus ordered her to come to the
Eurydice Shrine and receive a holy weapon, the Omega Sword, so that she could
destroy Soul Edge.
At first, Sophitia was reluctant to take the holy mission as she told Hephaestus
she was but a bakers daughter. However Hephaestus insisted she could achieve the
goal and Sophitia relented. Upon gaining her equipment, she ventured forward.
Sophitia did eventually track down Soul Edge in a port in Valencia, Spain; and
she fought its wielder, Cervantes
de Leon, destroying one of the twin blades. However, shards of the evil
sword flew with great force from her powerful blow, wounding her too greatly to
finish the fight. Just as Cervantes was about to deliver a finishing blow to the
wounded Sophitia, a mysterious female ninja, Taki,
saved her and proceeded to kill the evil pirate. After the battle had finished,
Taki carried Sophitia on her back to her home in Athens, where Sophitia's
had been waiting for her. Cassandra was the only member of her family or group
of friends to believe her story at the time. After recovering from her wounds
she suffered from the sword fragments, she returned to her life as the daughter
of a baker and spent her days peacefully. However, one day, when she was out for
shopping with Cassandra, Sophitia had an ominous vision of a knight in azure
armor and a sword of immense evil - a sword she knew that had to be Soul Edge.
collapsed and rescued by a local swordsmith named Rothion, they fell in love
and, of course, got engaged. Sure enough, she received a second oracle from
Hephaestus to destroy the remains of Soul Edge. Hephaestus then supplied her
with holy metal, which Rothion used to forge a new Omega Sword and shield; she
set out on a second journey to destroy the cursed sword. On this second journey
Sophitia, who healed the lands polluted by evil, eventually stopped feeling the
evil presence of the blade. She continued for a while, but once she was sure
someone else had destroyed the blade, she immediately ended her travels and
returned to her home as quickly as possible. There, she soon married Rothion and
eventually gave birth to both a son and a daughter, Patroklos
and Pyrrha. But a
strange metal shard that Rothion had received from a mysterious customer four
years later brought a halt to her newfound happiness. Upon bringing the metal
fragment home, their two children began to fight violently with each other over
the artifact. The evil aura the fragment emanated caused Sophitia's old wounds
to ache, as they had been undoubtedly infected with the evil energy of Soul Edge
seven years previous, explaining her children's predilection for the bizarre
aura. Cassandra had seen Sophitia's distraught expression and proceeded to grab
the shard from her grasp and run out the door, running away from home soon
afterwards with the Omega Sword and Nemea Shield. A couple of weeks later,
Sophitia decided that if she was to free her children from the evil sword's
curse and ensure her sister's safety, she had to embark on a third journey. But
because Cassandra had stolen Sophitia's previous weapons, which she had stored
at Eurydice Shrine, Rothion forged her a new set to destroy the cursed Soul Edge
once and for all.
journey took her to Ostrheinsburg Castle, which was blanketed by a thick fog.
From the fog emerged a small girl in green clothing with a large ring-like
blade. The girl casually told Sophitia that Soul Edge was not in the castle, and
she also told her that she wanted to "play" with Sophitia's children
with a smile that was neither gentle nor heartwarming. Sophitia lunged at the
girl, but she easily dodged her attack, and disappeared into the fog, laughing.
Sophitia quickly returned home and was relieved to see that her family was safe,
but she was unsure whether to continue her search for Soul Edge. She went to the
Eurydice Shrine to pray to Hephaestus for guidance, where the girl in green was
waiting for her. As they
fought, Sophitia noticed an emotion from the girl other than madness. She
realized that the girl had never felt happiness and commented as such. With a
look of hatred in her eyes, the irritated girl simply pushed Sophitia away and
left, leaving these words in her wake: "You're annoying...when the time
comes, I'll come for your children". Sophitia then made up her mind. She
was going to destroy Soul Edge for the sake of her children. Asking her husband
to keep their children safe, Sophitia left to continue her search for the cursed
continued her pursuit of the cursed sword and at last she arrived in the sword's
dominion, Ostrheinsburg. There she learned a shocking truth. While she was away
from home, a cunning servant of the cursed sword had abducted her daughter
Pyrrha, who had been deliberately exposed to the corrupting influence of the
blade. Soul Edge had grown more powerful then ever, a sinister voice whispered,
and Pyrrha would die without the sword's evil energy to sustain her.
"Feeling torn? I would too, if I'd left my children to fend for
themselves!" The words clung to Sophitia like a curse. "Well, don't
believe me, if you don't want to, but I suggest you think carefully before
making your choice." She had come running after the sword to destroy it,
but when she thought about the consequences now, if Soul Edge should be lost,
what would become of her child?! And so
that her child might live, the crusader Sophitia made her choice; to battle any
righteous warrior who came to Ostrheinsburg seeking to destroy Soul Edge. With
each new sin, guilt tore at her heart, but there was no other way. Would
Sophitia and her family never be able to dwell in the light of the sun again?
Updated: Sep. 1st, 2021
As far as looks
go, Sophitia has an obvious appeal
to certain Soul Calibur players out there. She's definitely easy on
the eyes and a "strong" female fighter. As the original main heroine of the
series, Sophie has always been likeable, although I think she lost some spark
around the time of SC2... when she began to be overshadowed by other more
interesting female fighters.
Sophitia is commonly known among hardcore players for having many "cheap"
both in technique and effectiveness. Her classic
"perverted" throws have always been humorous, but her fighting style
obviously isn't nearly as "fluid" as others in the series, and hasn't evolved as dramatically as others
from the series, either.
Even though Sophitia isn't as flashy as
other SoulCalibur icons, she's still a classic and easily-recognizable
character. She also shares some things in common with Wonder
Woman, perhaps making her more appealing to the mainstream audience.
Visually, Sophitia's "Greek goddess"
persona and design has always been intricately designed and fleshed out in each
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