- "Neither my people nor I will waver!"
- — Hilde
Hildegard von Krone (ヒルデガルド・フォン・クローネ Hirudegarudo fon Kurōne), or Hilde (ヒルダ Hiruda) for short, is a character who appears in Soulcalibur VI on November 26th 2019, as DLC character 7 in Season 2.
She is nicknamed Defender of the Kingdom (王国の擁護者 Ōkoku no yōgo-sha?).
Since childhood she trained in the royal fighting style wielding the traditional spear and sword, the symbol of the kingdom. After years of training, she soon became one of the best warriors of the realm and therefore the legitimate successor of the throne.
Like in her previous installments, Crown Princess-Regent Hilde is a brave and emotionally strong princess. She is also quite honorable as can be seen in her quotes as well as expressing her willingness and passion to help the citizens of Wolfkrone against threats, like the malfested. She has wisdom beyond her years, taking the oath as regent to ascend the throne in lieu of her father in her preadolescent years, later taking duties as commander-in-chief of the Wolfkrone army at only 18.
Prior replacing her father after he became malfested, she wore her alternate outfit from Soulcalibur IV.
She wears a suit of armor consisting of a golden cuirass under a red royal coat adorned with golden gauntlets. Underneath her armor is what appears to be a black dress skirt over black chain mail adorned with golden greaves.
Her head is also adorned with a golden crown.
Her Color 2 costume recolors her armor silver and coat blue.
Her Color 3 costume recolors her armor and crown dark red with cyan accents while giving her white hair at the cost of her coat.
Her Color 4 costume recolors her armor and crown red while retaining her coat, which has been recolored black. Her hair is also recolored into black and is messier. Her armor is also damaged to reveal a black chain mail undersuit.
She would later don her debut default outfit from her debut game at the end of her chapter.
Silver Wolf: She starts attacking her opponent with her sword, then impales her spear to the opponent's chest. She grinds her sword and starts attacking her opponent, followed up with a Calamitous-powered spear to thrust her opponent.
If done against Grøh, she will do it while crying out the name of the attack.
- Glänzende Nova & Frischer Himmel
- Corsesca & Broadsword
- Lancier & Perpetuity
- Eisonowaki & Kandachi
- Zhang Ba Shemao
- Gae Dearg & Moralltach
- "I march to battle. Clear my path!" — Character Selection, 1P
- "I swear on my name, I will prevail!" — Character Selection, 2P
- "I swear on my name... I will prevail!"
- "I shall not falter, no matter my foe."
- "My people are behind me. I cannot lose!"
- "Very well. A battle it shall be."
- "Your lust for violence sickens me." — starting a battle with Mitsurugi, Cervantes, Astaroth or Tira
- "You smell of blood. You shall go no further." — starting a battle with Siegfried
- "Neither my people nor I will waver!" — starting a battle with Ivy, Nightmare, or Inferno
- "How time flies... this time I shall be the victor!" — starting a battle with Grøh
- "Behold my power!" — starting Critical Edge
- "The wolf claws! It bites! It tears asunder!" — during Critical Edge
- "Taste royal steel. Silver Wolf!" — during Critical Edge against Grøh
- "Stand and fight!" — after Critical Edge
- "Despicable." — after Critical Edge against evil characters
- "Impressed?" — after Critical Edge against Grøh
- "Resolve... is measured by its results!"
- "I will befell the dark, and bring the dawn!" — activating Soul Charge against Nightmare, Inferno, or Ivy
- "Sir Grøh, let us settle this duel." — activating Soul Charge against Grøh
- "Consider this loss... an honor." — after Critical Edge finishes off an opponent
- "Uh--e-ehem. I rather enjoy that." — after Critical Edge finishes off Grøh
- "This victory brings my people hope!"
- "I have no time for silly games. Now, fight me with all your resolve!"
- "We have pride, and we shall never falter!"
- "Impressive. I could use a soldier like you."
- "Come with me. I have many questions I expect you to answer." — after defeating Siegfried
- "Aimless fool! You are nothing to fear!" — after defeating evil characters
- "I understand now. Shouting the name of my technique really does help." — after defeating Grøh
- "I refuse to yield!" — KO'd by evil characters
- "Forgive me."
- "Upon my life!"
- "You should've trained harder."
- "Do you like wolves as well?" — starting Reversal Edge against Geralt
- "Are you the Azure Knight? Answer!" — starting Reversal Edge against Siegfried
- "Evil deserves no mercy!" — starting Reversal Edge against evil characters
- "Fight me! With honor!" — Taunt
- "Is that your game?" — Suffering a Ring Out
- "You scoundrel!" — Suffering a Ring Out
- "Divine... Bolt!"
- "What is this...?"
- "Are you serious?" — dodging Reversal Edge
- "I am a general. I cannot fail." — When losing via Time Out
- "I cannot be defeated here." — When losing via Time Out against evil characters
- "Your power is beyond human." — When losing via Time Out against Siegfried
- "I still cannot best you." — When losing via Time Out against Grøh
- Her kingdom allied with the Aval Organization & its members Grøh & Curtis.
- Wilhelm - childhood friend and later became her ally and fiance
- Gerhilde - Hilde's confidante
- Johan Dürer - Hilde's former combat instructor, but later became a traitor when he revealed his secret of being possessed by the Cursed Sword after his 2 sons and friends died when they were battling the malfested.
- ^ http://www.avoidingthepuddle.com/news/2019/11/4/gallery-soulcalibur-vi-hilde-character-reveal-screenshots.html
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