No one knew his real
name; a strange alias and vague rumors about his origins were all anyone had
to go by (his name means "two" in
called him a werewolf. Some swore they'd seen him summon a strange beast to
fight by his side. Others claimed corpses were found in every city he left
In truth, Z.W.E.I. was
a hunted man, on the run from assassins sent by Graf Dumas of Hungary. He had
dared to interfere with Dumas' purge of the malfested, a witch hunt that
falsely accused and executed innocent people. But Z.W.E.I.'s life was about to change. He rescued a fortune teller named Viola
who possessed inhuman powers like his own, and the pair became traveling
companions. Continuing his journey while protecting Viola from Dumas'
assassins proved difficult, but Siegfried found the two fugitives and took
them in under his protection. Out of gratitude, Z.W.E.I. agreed to Siegfried's
request: he would find a successor worthy of Soul Calibur. Would Z.W.E.I.,
too, find his destiny changed by the clash of the two great swords?
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I think ZWEI is
one of the most underrated fighting game characters of ALL TIME. Who cares if
ZWEI is more of a "fantasy style" character that SoulCalibur as a
series isn't quite used to yet? This guy is a friggin' Jojo's
Bizarre Adventure-style "stand user" in SoulCalibur... and
he's incredibly fun to use, especially if you master his moveset, combos, and
mindgames. What a complex and beautiful moveset! ZWEI's play-style is unlike any other character from the fighting game
universe (outside of JJBA)... and that's why he was my main in SC5.
ZWEI's appearance, I was assuming he'd be a villain in SC5... but the story suggests
he's more of an anti-hero. Sadly, ZWEI never got much of a chance to develop...
but I hope he returns in future installments or even crossovers. ZWEI's moveset
is deeper and more interesting than entire rosters of other fighting games. He
could be in his own game. Actually, a 3D fighting game with characters similar
to ZWEI would be really interesting. Visually, ZWEI is obviously a badass and
has a convincing charisma about him - from his animations, to his mannerisms, to
his voice. On a side note: ZWEI's disembodied wolf ghost/friend
interestingly resembles Unknown's from Tekken Tag Tournament.
It would be cool if they connected that somehow.
Style / Moveset