Xie Tian (シエ・ティエン, Shie Tien; Chinese: 謝天 Pinyin: Xiè Tiān) is a fan character in the Soul series of fighting games that was created by Hyper Zergling. He appears in Soulcalibur VI, which marks his debut appearance in the new, rebooted Soulcalibur timeline.
Soul Calibur VI
Xie Tian is the eldest son of a wealthy politician of the Ming Empire. In recent years, his hometown had periodically suffered Astral Fissures, corrupting many locals and twisting them into bloodthirsty Malfested. His father’s advisor, Kira, who had studied the history of Soul Edge, informed Xie Tian that there was likely a connection between the fissures and the cursed sword. The arrival of three mysterious warriors, who were seemingly aware of the reasons behind the storms, caught the attention of Xie Tian, who decided to pursue the foreigners to seek the answers to the questions he had. Although Xie Tian himself was a capable swordsman, he enlisted the help of his three brothers, all of whom were excellent warriors, to aid him on his journey. The brothers traveled west for several months, fighting more malfested along the way, until they arrived at an Italian town that was under attack by lizardmen.