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"Le Bello's weapon is his silver tongue!"
— Dampierre

Dampierre (ダンピエール, Danpiēru), or Lord Geo Dampierre (ロード・ジオ・ダンピエール Rōdo Jio Danpiēru) is a character in the Soul series of fighting games that debuted in the PSP videogame Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny. He wields two concealed punching daggers. Dampierre is also playable in Soulcalibur V (Codes to unlock the character is required on PlayStation Store). He was available on release day with pre-orders, and is available as DLC (released February 27 in America, and April 3rd in Europe and Asia) for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.

Dampierre is recognizable among the roster for his comical fighting style, absurd appearance and childish personality.

In Soulcalibur V's promotional material he is referred to as A Surprising Addition and Century's Grandest Con Man.


Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

Lord Geo Dampierre, a flawless con artist, was known by many names. "Alchemist of the Ages", "The World's Greatest Assassin", "Artistic Genius", "Invincible Duelist", "Jewel Mender", "Merchant from the East", "Miraculous Psychic", there was not a character that Dampierre could not perform. As time drew on however, people began to recognize him as a thief, and the life of luxury which the spoils of his cons once provided came to an end. To stay alive, Dampierre began taking dirty jobs, like robbery and kidnapping, effectively sullying the elegance that he mastered in order to enchant the salons.

Not willing to accept the shadow that had come over him, Dampierre decided to wash his hands of his dirty occupation, and use all of his skill and experience in the fight against Ostrheinsburg. "This isn't right! I should live a noble life!" he resolved, believing that even a knowledge of thievery would be an asset if used for right.

During the events of Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, Dampierre stole several national treasures from Wolfkrone during his escape 17 years ago.

Soulcalibur V

Everyone in Italy's financial world had heard of Lord Geo Dampierre and his firm, the Dampierre Company. "The Magnificent", as he called himself, enjoyed success in a variety of ventures centered around the city of Venice, all due to his shrewd business dealings and silver tongue - or so people believed.

In truth, Dampierre was a con man and a scoundrel who would lie, cheat, and steal as it suited him. Trading slaves, looting troubled countries of their national treasures - nothing was beneath him.

One morning, his loyal lieutenant Gisele had news: Graf Dumas, ruler of the Kingdom of Hungary, was preparing for war. Dampierre was excited; he saw conflict as an opportunity, an investment - a few early favors could easily net a fortune once the dust settled. He would arrange to meet the king, bearing gifts of his finest cannons and a regiment of elephant cavalry.

And so it was that Dampierre set off for Hungary, his mind, as ever, on the riches to come...

Soulcalibur: Unbreakable Soul


Dampierre and his henchmen encounter the player and Cassandra several times during their journey. However, his henchmen fight the player on his behalf. In the first encounter at the Silk Road Ruins, Dampierre possesses a fragment of Soul Edge to give as a present to his "love," Margaret. However, the player defeats Ludovigo and steals the fragment, causing Dampierre and his henchmen to retreat.

When the pair travel to the Eurydice shrine for a holy weapon to destroy Soul Edge, Dampierre appears yet again, intent on stealing the weapons of the gods.


Fighting Style

When it comes to Dampierre's fighting style, he is well known for pretending to get hurt and performing surprise attacks with hidden daggers. He lures opponents from long range with his special moves Fake Pain & Poker Bluff to attack, but can also frustrate a few players with his special moves. Dampierre's moveset is meant to survive a match unlike Raphael. Due to the nature of his weapons, he has the shortest range from all of the regular characters. So far in terms of tournaments, he is somewhat between low to mid tier depending how the user manipulates his ability to deceive the enemy.

Critical Finish

Dampierre's World: Dampierre's Critical Finish begins with him pleading the opponent to listen to his tale. He begins to relay a cock-and-bull story of his ill daughter for whom he can not cover the cost of medical treatment; his diatribe is then fast-forwarded comically while illustrated in thought bubbles. After finishing his tale, the now sobbing opponent piteously drops a coin in Dampierre's hand, "donating" to his cause. The words "Critical Finish" appear as Dampierre turns his back and laughs ("Le Bello's weapon is his silver tongue!").

Critical Edge

Cockaigne, the Land of Plenty: Dampierre looks as if he is panicking when in reality he is initiating a Guard Impact. If the Guard Impact property is successful, Dampierre jumps and slides between the opponent's legs and faces their back while on the ground (he will chuckle if the opponent is a female). He then strikes them against their back. After that, he snaps his fingers and exclaims "Genius!" If the Guard Impact fails, Dampierre will quickly exclaim "Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait!", leaving him open for an attack.


Theme Music

Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny and Soulcalibur V


Soul Calibur Broken Destiny OST - Midnight Mystique

Dampierre's theme from Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

  • "Midnight Mystique"


Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

  • Le Bello is a friend!
  • Are you speaking to Le Bello?
  • Now, now fighting is pointless.. Oops!
  • Hmmm..You should really leave this place.
  • Oh calm now. Take it easy.
  • You see before you...Nightmare!
  • It's about time you did some respectable work!
  • Oh ho ho ho ho! Such perfection from Le Bello!
  • Now let's see what's under that disguise.
  • That...that was easy!
  • Le Bello's weapon is his silver tongue!
  • You worthless!
  • Ow! My foot!
  • Go away!
  • Now die!
  • This is it!
  • Ow !
  • Come on! Fight!
  • You coward!
  • Welcome! - (Even taunt against Hilde)
  • Ah...ah-choo!
  • Where did that come from?!...Good!
  • Let's be friends!!
  • What are you doing?!
  • Genius !
  • (Random)...Guilty!
  • Watch this
  • Hoy...You fool
  • Don't I....Wow!
  • Now's my chance..Heheey...Aw!
  • This is it! Mwuehehehe..huup
  • My moustache!
  • Let's get...
  • (After Russian dance kick)You're finished.
  • You idiot! Yeah ha! Don't I..Huuaah! / Ow!(If miss)
  • Hay! Humph! Hay! Humph!
  • Whooph !
  • Chibish !
  • Come on !
  • Let's chat !
  • Impossible !
  • Please listen to my tale! Le Bello's daughter...
  • Ha Ha! Such a gullible little fool.
  • Farewell !

Soulcalibur V

  • Please - Hear Le Bello's story - Taunt against Hilde.
  • Huah ! Come on, fight! - Taunt
  • Le Bello is... evil! - Taunt against knocked out opponent.
  • Now, now fighting is pointless.. Oops!
  • Are you speaking to Le Bello?
  • Kah, You see before you Nightmare! - spoken when engaging in battle against Nightmare.
  • Oh calm now. Take it easy. Tow! - spoken when engaging in battle against Patroklos
  • Yah!
  • Ow!
  • Whooph.
  • Come on! Now's my chance! Gotcha ! Genius! - (During Critical Edge)
  • Wait wait wait wait! - (Failed Critical Edge)
  • Oh ho ho ho ho! Such perfection from Le Bello!
  • Le Bello / Le Bello-(After Russian dance kicking) the Magnificent !
  • It's about time you did some respectable work!
  • Oh oh. That-that was easy! Heh, ahem.
  • Oh, such strength. Oh! This is wonderful!
  • Now let's see what's under that disguise. - Spoken after winning a battle against Hilde or Pyrrha.
  • Wow! Au!
  • My moustache!
  • Guilty!
  • Oooh.
  • Impossible!
  • You worthless--!
  • Humph.
  • Hey!
  • Hee...
  • You Coward!
  • Where'd that come from? - Spoken when preforming "Unbridled Columbia" on females.
  • You idiot! Haha!
  • Oops!
  • Genius!
  • What are you doing?!
  • Ho whoo!
  • Huaaah!
  • Ow!
  • Let's chat.
  • Watch this!
  • You fool!
  • Now!
  • Let's get--!
  • Ow! My foot...
  • Now's my chance
  • This is it!
  • Hoy!
  • (While down-Grab below/Hit up then while punching).......Now die! Huuaah! / Ow!(If miss)
  • Huah Ha!
  • Khwa..Ah-choo
  • Guilty Mwa Ha!
  • Yeah Ha!
  • Ha ha!
  • (Random)..Guilty!
  • Go away!
  • Mwehe..You Idiot!
  • Ah-choo...!
  • Kwa Now!
  • Ha HAA!
  • Hay! Humph! Hay! Humph!
  • Kwah!
  • Ha ha! Ow...
  • This is it. Mwehe... Whoop.
  • Let's get--You Fail!
  • Fooled YA!
  • Hah..Oh oh
  • You Fail!
  • Kuvulga - During throw against Ivy or Elysium.
  • You There! A moment please - Spoken when performing "Eternal Father's Name" on Ivy or Elysium.
  • Calm down..Lets be friends! - Spoken when performing "Eternal Father's Name" on Pyrrha, Pyrrha Omega, Viola, or Tira.
  • Le Bello has..a FAN! - Spoken when performing "Eternal Father's Name" on Females.
  • Farewell!


  • Travels with Cassandra, Hilde, and the player in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny under The Gauntlet mode (Non-canon).
  • Enamored with Hilde, though he stole national treasures from her homeland.
  • Sold Pyrrha into slavery, after "smooth-talking" her.
  • Maintains a business relationship with Cervantes, buying looted goods.
  • Sold weapons to Graf Dumas for a profit or fortune.
  • His loyal henchmen Gisele, Alphard, and Ludovigo.

Series' Appearances


Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

Soulcalibur V



  • Oddly, Dampierre's English profile seems to have been written as if Dampierre's earned skills and titles, as well as his motivation to use his skills for good were genuine. His Japanese profile states otherwise, that he is in fact lying about the names he's known by and his supposed desire to help aid the battle against Ostrheinsburg is a trick. This is confirmed by his profile in Soulcalibur V.
  • Despite possessing both an alternate costume and a multitude of weapons in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, Dampierre only has one weapon and his alternate costume is a color variant of his default in Soulcalibur V.
  • When he walks away from his opponent, he moonwalks, possibly as a reference to Michael Jackson.
  • In some images, Dampierre is with his three henchmen: Alphard, a burly, bearded man holding a pistol with a hatchet head on the barrel and a small blunderbuss; Ludovigo, a blonde young man holding a sword; and Gisele, a young green haired woman holding a small crossbow and a few cards.
  • Dampierre was 'in love' with a woman named Margaret. It is possible this is the same Margaret who was the mother of Siegfried.
  • A vast majority of Dampierre' moves are named after characters from the Commedia dell'arte, a form of improvisational theatre that began in Italy in the 16th century (ex. "Spotted Arlecchino", "Unbridled Columbine", "Old Pantalone's Ramblings") and places and things from Venice (ex."Canal Grande", "Misty Waters of Laguna", "Gondola Dreams", "Adriatic Pearls").
  • Dampierre was the first character whose death cry involved speech or taking hits.
  • Dampierre's alternate costume could possibly be inspired by Dr. Eggman/Dr. Ivo Robotnik from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.
  • He refers to himself as Le Bello, which is the name of his fighting style. In Soulcalibur V, this doesn't change even though his fighting style is now called "Last Resort".
    • Le Bello does, however, mean 'The Beautiful' in Italian so he simply could be extremely vain like all cliche dastardly fiends. 
  • In his dialogue ("Kah,You see before you Nightmare!"), he sometimes refers to himself as Nightmare, though this is most likely him pretending to be Nightmare himself in order to con people. In Soulcalibur V, his dialogue is talking to the real Nightmare if he's confronted.
  • In Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny and Soulcalibur V, Dampierre wears the same frog-themed 1P outfit. This theme becomes most evident in his frog head with a human skull in its mouth and playing card symbols attached to it, his necklace, his back design, his hat (which bears a crowned frog head pointing to the frog prince) and his punching daggers, which both appear to be stylized frogs spitting their tongues and additionally show a squatting frog symbol. All of the frogs have a similar mustache to Dampierre.
  • There seems to be a significant error in the description of Dampierre's henchmen. One of the males, Alphard, is referred to as the "One-eyed Bombshell" but in the artwork you can clearly see that the one-eyed person is Gisele and the term bombshell is usually used to describe attractive females. Therefore, it should be assumed that this description refers to Gisele and not to Alphard. Even more oddly though, Gisele is labeled "The Lady Bandit", so this description can't be applied to Alphard either.
  • There are many speculations about Dampierre's birthplace. Some people think he is French because of his name. But more likely, because of his Venetian inspired Voiceless Volpe Bridge stage, his "Dampierre Co." being situated in Venice, his first name ("Geo" possibly being a mistranslation which may have meant to be translated to "Gio" present in numerous Italian names such as Giorgio, Giovanni, Giordano, etc.) the fact he refers to himself as "Le Bello" (the handsome one in Italian), the Italian theme-naming in his move-list and his dressing style, it is likely that Dampierre is Italian or at last lived in Italy (possibly Venice) for some time, or possibly that he is of both French and Italian blood.
  • During one of his victory poses, Dampierre does not blink, implying a possible mistake in the game code.
  • Convenient Rumor & Fake Gold were stated as Dampierre's primary weapons in Soulcalibur V when he was announced. However, when the game was released it turned out that his weapons were the same as in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny. This might have been intentional or one of the many translation errors that appeared on the official website.
  • One of Dampierre's move, Asian Art of Karate and the follow-ups are borrowed from the Mishima clan characters' Dragon Uppercut and the followups from the Tekken series.
  • Suggested by his boisterous, hyper & wacky personality, it is possible that Dampierre is based on Famous actor & comedian Jim Carrey.
  • By his looks, Dampierre is based on and resembles like Professor Fate from the film in 1965 "The Great Race". Despite of his appearance he also wears a top hat, has a moustache, his comically act, and his villainous design. A Coincidence about his quote word "Magnificent" rendering himself "Le Bello the Magnificent" while Professor Fate proclaimed "Fate the Magnificent".

Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

  • In The Gauntlet mode, Dampierre travels alongside the main character, Cassandra, and Hilde in a quest to gather ingredients for a cure for the king of Wolfkrone, who has fallen ill, and provides the main character with advice during fights. Dampierre is also the "narrator" of the story mode.
  • Dampierre is the only character whose Critical Finish doesn't harm his opponent physically. Also, the sped-up dialogue is in Japanese and the voice actor is Shigeru Chiba.(Record)
  • Two of his henchmen make an appearance in his Critical Finish. First, Gisele mimics his imaginary daughter in her sickbed, then Ludovigo plays the role of the alleged doctor to be paid by Dampierre.
  • On the wall of the Voiceless Volpe Bridge stage, you can see wanted posters of who is most likely Dampierre, one of them being Dampierre's alternate costume and one of his wanted posters make him resemble one of his minions, Ludvigo. Another one of the images in the wanted posters resembles Revenant.
  • Dampierre's Soulcalibur V render was actually used much earlier, in a wallpaper from Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny.

Soulcalibur V

  • Oddly, Dampierre is available to customise in creation mode, but no modifications can be made to him.
  • His 2P costume is copied from his 1P outfit and turned into a Red color type (Strawberry and Peppermint candy/candy cane alike).
  • Dampierre's only weapon in his style is Tricks & Lies, which may imply that more weapons were initially planned for Dampierre.
  • Dampierre's Critical Edge looks very similar to the Kancho, a Japanese children prank performed in the same manner.
  • In the novel, Dampierre is the one who sold Pyrrha into slavery, after "smooth-talking" her.
  • His Critical Edge starts similarly like Nightmare's, but a Guard Impact is required, or the Critical Edge will fail.
  • Both Dampierre and Ezio Auditore have hidden weapons in their sleeves: Dampierre has two hidden daggers and Ezio has two hidden blades. Also while they're both assassins, Dampierre proclaims himself to be "The World's Greatest Assassin" wherein Ezio is referred to as "Master Assassin".
  • For unknown reasons, Patroklos thinks that Dampierre is a malfested. It may be because Patroklos knows of Dampierre's misdeeds.
  • All of Dampierre's spoken dialogue, as well as his theme (Midnight Mystique), are directly ported from Broken Destiny and remastered in HD, with the exception of a few of his intro poses and, of course, his Critical Finish dialogue. This is because he was originally planned to be released as DLC for Soulcalibur IV, but the higher-ups at Namco denied it, thus production on the console version was ceased, and instead putting him on the PSP version.
  • Dampierre's choice of weaponry could be based on the old custom of gripping the forearm while shaking hands, to make sure the person is not concealing a knife in their sleeve.
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