- "Darkness shall cover the world forever"
- — Night Raven
Night Raven (ナイト・レイヴン, Naito Reivun) is character in the Soul series and made his debut in Soulcalibur IV as a genetic clone of John and retuned in Soulcalibur V but is no longer a clone of John, instead has a host. He reappears in Soulcalibur VI with John being his host.
His primary weapon is a Zweihänder sword called Soul Edge (Fused) and he uses the same weapons and moveset as Nightmare who he is similar to by having a right grotesque arm.
Night Raven as the same appearance as John but with grey skin, a dark blonde hair and dark reddish pink eyes.
After absorbing countless souls, Night Raven's appearance began to change, he gains a darker skin tone and his right arm begins to mutate into a huge dark red brownish grotesque three digit claw.
After absorbing even more souls, Night Raven's appearance changes once again, He appears as a hulking armored beast that resembles Night Terror. What was once his armor and flesh has become a combination of armor and bone with a dark reddish sheen. The helmet area has grown and developed a large crest-like shape and the muzzle-covering area has been removed to reveal a lipless mouth with long teeth shown and his eyes are a beady red. At the center of his chest is a glowing core of energy which spreads throughout its upper body. In place of hands are a pair of giant claws and in the "palms" are fully functional mandibles, although this does not appear to hamper his ability to wield a sword in the least. Lastly, a slightly long tail has sprouted from the base of the spine area. From his back are a pair of large, flesh, bat like wings.
Following his defeat at the hands of John, Night Raven obtains a new host in Soulcalibur V thanks to Emilo's children, resulting in his return. His appearance in his disguise form, he has a normal skin tone, Brown hair and red eyes. His right hand and forearm has as a blueish-purple tone.
Out of his disguise, he regains his skin tone and hair color but his right arm has mutated into a blueish-purple huge grotesque three digit claw. Despite having a new host, he retains his fighting style he had 17 years ago.
Soulcalibur IV: He wears black paladin armor with consist of a horned helmet, breastplate with dark blue trim, a singular spiked pauldron, a singular full arm armor with angel wing like spikes on the forearms with dark blue parts on the elbows, wrist and knuckles, a fauld with a white cloth in the front, leg armor with sharp spikes on the calves with dark blue parts on the thighs, kneecaps and ankles, a gold embroidered dark brownish red cape and black pants.
Soulcalibur V: He is clad in dark grey armor with dark green trim, he wears a grey mask covered by a brown hood, a brown large cloth on his hip, his right arm has visible bones and as a blueish-purple tone.
Soulcalibur VI: He wears a grey bat winged helmet with a beak like horn, a pointed grey breastplate with light blue trim, a single full arm armor with light blue trim, a fauld with a white cloth in the front, white pants, leg armor with fins on the kneecaps and light blue trim and a tattered white cape.
SCIV: He wears the same breastplate and fauld as John but colored black with dark blue trim and white cloth, white pants, a large white tassel with black markings, black gauntlets with red trim, a single black pauldron and a black bird helmet with red trim.
SCV: He wears a brown hooded torn cape, a grey mask, grey Pauldrons with dark green trim, a grey breastplate with dark green trim, grey gauntlets and rerebrace with dark green trim, a grey fauld with a dark green cloth in the middle and grey greaves with dark green trim.
SCVI: He wears a grey hood with markings, a grey chestplate with dark light blue trim, a single grey gauntlet on his arm left with dark light blue trim, a black glove with a small gauntlet, a fauld with a white cloth that has a dark light blue bird symbol in the front, black chaps over grey pants with a pair of brown and grey boots.
In human form Night Raven is evil due to his action and talking. he kills humans very aggressive as he rip their hearts out or cut then in half. in his nightmare form he is the same as Nightmare. in his terror form he is brutal as he rip humans in half. Overall he is an evil character.
Like Nightmare, Night Raven He possess incredible strength and sword fighting skills as shown by how he was taking on and defeating multiple armies at once, even with only the fraction of the Diabolus power and physical strength. Night Raven also has the ability to release the Evil Seed, a corrupting rain of energy, he can drain his enemies' souls, and can use a massive soul draining technique called the "Soul Wave", which drains the souls of everyone in the area into his weapon. Night Raven can also like Nightmare control anyone who has a sufficient amount of Soul Edge's shards imbued within them like, and as such if someone contained Soul Edge's shards and was killed, he could even revive them as an undead warrior. In Soulcalibur V Night Raven can teleport, when doing so he is wrapped in flames and disappears in a fiery explosion. Also he can disguise himself to normal human form.
Soul Edge (Fused)
The form of a zweihänder after merging with half of the Edge sword fragments. it has fleshy growths and eyeballs appeared on the hilt of the blade.
Soul Edge (Corrupted)
A zweihänder corrupted by the fragments of Soul Edge. Its shape is that of a bended cleaver. The eye is near the tip of the blade. It can disguise itself to a giant steel paddle.
- "The dark throne fills its visitor with dread and despair"
- — 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.
Deserted Cave (SCV)
- "Filled with dread, A creature try finding it's purpose"
- — Unkown
The stage is set in a dark cavern with sunlight shining in and the triangle-shaped platform is surrounded by water completely. Bats are circling the combatants' heads. Stalactites and stalagmites add to the atmosphere. The stage's shape, a triangle, continues the tradition of the Palgaea Shrine stages throughout the series.
In ancient times, the cave was used as a resting place by travelers . Later on, it became a shelter for travelers. Recently, due to rumors of a inhuman being living in the cave, very few dare to enter the cavern.
Cursed Woods: Night Time (SCVI)
- Reign of Doom (SCIV)
- Brutal Instinct (SCV)
- Moon of Oblivion (SCVI)
- Night Raven is referred as The Ater knight.
- It is possible to create Night Raven in Soulcalibur III an by coloring Nightmare extra costume (2p).
- Night Raven can be created as a costume for Nightmare in Soulcalibur IV.
- Night Raven uses the same voice actor as Nightmare in his terror form in IV.
- Loyal to Emilo Deaman
- Friend to Night Dragon
- Genetic Clone of John who killed him in the end of the events.
- Master and leader of the Night Legion.
- Revived by Emil and Emila.
- Alter-ego of Gilbert.
- Alter-ego of John.
- Commands a flock of ravens.
- Soulcalibur IV (Playable character through Create-A-Soul of Nightmare and Character Creation)
- Soulcalibur V (Playable character through Create-A-Soul by recolor edit version of Nightmare 2p outfit and Creation)
- Soulcalibur VI (Playable character through Create-A-Soul)
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