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"So long as my king lives, my duty shall never end"
— Hanson

Hanson(ハンソン, Hanson) is character in the Soul series and made his debut in Soulcalibur IV and returned in Soulcalibur V. He reappears in Soulcalibur VI with a similar appearance.

He uses the same moveset as Hilde.

Physical Appearance

Soulcalibur IV: Hanson is an elderly man with a light skin tone, grey hair, a moustache and dark green eyes.

Soulcalibur V: Hanson as the same appearance as in SCIV but gains more wrinkles and his hair turns light grey.



Soulcalibur IV: He wears pearl-silver paladin armor with consist of a bird-like helmet with blue trim, breastplate with blue trim, a pair of shoulder-guards plated with three layers of armor and rimmed with fur at the bottom, full arm armor with angel wing like spikes on the forearms with blue parts on the elbows, wrist and knuckles, a green loincloth held together by a armored belt with a ying & yang symbol, leg armor with sharp spikes on the calves with blue parts on the thighs, kneecaps and ankles, a gold embroidered blue cape, a white shirt, dark teal pants and a black chain mail.

Soulcalibur V: He wears silver armor which consist of a bird-like helmet with light blue trim, breastplate with light blue trim, pauldrons with light blue trim, full arm armor with light blue trim, a large green cloth wrapped with a light blue bird symbol in a blue circle around the waist and tied in a knot, leg armor with light blue trim, a white leather vest over a black shirt and dark teal pants


SCIV: He wears a white short sleeved shirt, A big waist belt tied with two layers of sashes, dark teal pants and a pair of brown boots with white cuffs.

SCV: He wears a white shirt, a grey scaled fauld held by a black belt, dark teal pants and green shoes.



Silver Tip

Originally a lance, it was shattered in the war against The Wizard, Hanson tried to rebuilt it to no gain, instead it melted the fragments and reforge it to a spear. 17 years after SCIV it was reforged again into a mix between a spear and lance with a grey tip, a light blue crossguard with a grey stripe and a green colored wooden shaft.

Silver Edge/Edge Silver

A short sword forged by the melted fragments of Silver Tip, it has a gold decorated black hilt with a gold flower crossguard and a grey blade. It was later reforged into a broadsword and renamed it Edge Silver


Almarian Castle - Throne Room (SCIV)

"Filled with hope, the king fights for everyone's freedom"
— Unknown

Notable features include a chasm at one end of the room as well as a line of knights who serve as a wall. These knights actually move forward over the course of the battle, shrinking the stage area a bit. it also serves as John's throne room during SCIV.

Almarian Kingdom: City Center (SCV)

"Freedom is everyone's right, a cause worth fighting for"
— Unknown

The sound of weapons clashing break the peace, people are turning their heads in fear and curiosity. The ring is enclosed by several fences of different heights, some of which are breakable. Ring-outs are possible to three sides of the stage.


  • Reign of Doom (SCIV)
  • Sword of Resolution (SCV)


  • Husband of Hinda
  • Father of an unnamed son
  • Personal bodyguard of John


Series Appearances

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