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Kilik (キリク, Kiriku) is one of the main protagonists of Namco's Soul series of fighting games. First appearing in Soulcalibur, he has returned as a starting character for all subsequent games in the series, with the exception of Soulcalibur Legends and Soulcalibur: Lost Swords. Kilik is well known among Soulcalibur fans for his defining practice of rod martial arts. Kilik returns in Soulcalibur V as a mimic character who uses at random the fighting styles used by male characters, as opposed to Elysium, who mimics female styles and Edge Master, who mimics all styles. One method of unlocking him is to defeat him in Arcade mode (setting on Asia route). Another method is by defeating him in the first stage of Legendary Souls mode with any playable character.

In Soulcalibur, he was given the nickname "Destiny Awakened".

What lies in his soul is Valor.


Kilik is a fair-skinned young man with a slim but well built physique, medium-length brown hair and brown eyes, possessing a distinct V-shaped scar on his left cheek. In his first appearance, he wore black and red sleeves and a pair of red pants with blue belts tied around his legs and a tattered cloth flowing from his belt. He wore the Dvapara-Yuga as his only article of clothing on his upper body, slung around his chest.

In Soulcalibur II, he dons a red coat and brown pants. He still wears the Dvapara-Yuga, but it has been reduced to a pendant worn around his neck after his fight with Nightmare

In Soulcalibur III, he dons an outfit similar to his first appearance but with the addition of a single pauldron, bright blues added to his palette and bird-like decorations on his pants

In Soulcalibur IV, Kilik takes on a more regal appearance with a predominantly blue uniform featuring phoenix decals and four coattails, meant to invoke a bird's tail feathers.

In Soulcalibur V, Kilik retains the lower half of his IV outfit, but wear a golden breastplate and mask that covers the upper half of his face.

In Soulcalibur VI, he is slightly redesigned from his original Soulcalibur appearance, featuring the return of the original Dvapara-Yuga and more clothing to cover the left side of his body. When taken over by the Evil Seed's influence, his hair grows long and wild, his skin turns pale with glowing markings and his eyes gold.


Kilik is a gentle, quiet, and shy man who has strong will. He is noble in heart, but has a quick nature through his moves. He also likes to make witty jokes when the time comes. Pure and strong-willed, Kilik has a powerful sense of justice and the will to fight, train hard and do what is right.



Theme Music


  • The New Legend

Soulcalibur II

  • Labyrinth of Moonlight

Soulcalibur III

  • The New Legend

Soulcalibur IV

  • Tempered Soul

Soulcalibur V

  • Samsara: The Wheel of Eternity



  • Kilik's epithet is Destiny Awakened.
  • Kilik's name is a palindrome.
  • Kilik's weapons are named after the four stages of development in the Hinduism culture, Kali-Yuga "Age of Vice" being the last, while Dvapara-Yuga is the third.
  • Kilik shares many attacks with Seong Mi-na, although who "copies" who is a lot harder to answer than it first appears. On the one hand, in all games that have contained both Mi-na and Kilik as characters, Kilik has been one of the starting characters, while Mi-na has been an unlockable character, thus giving the impression that she is the "clone" character. However Seong Mi-na was introduced in Soul Edge which was released before Kilik's debut game Soulcalibur meaning he is the clone character. On the other hand; most of the attacks that Mi-na has that makes her similar to Kilik were given to her after Soulcalibur - furthermore they were taught to her by people who had previously trained Kilik, meaning that they were his attacks originally.
  • Kilik's name is the Japanese pronunciation of the Sanskrit "Hrih," a seed syllable representing the Buddha of the Western Quarter, and the qualities of meditation and compassion. It comes from the Buddhist mantra he speaks in his Soulcalibur ending and his Critical Finish: "Om vajra dharma hrih" (JP: "On basara darama kiriku"). Why names like Xianghua, Seong Mi-na and Yun-seong were transcribed properly into English, and Kilik's wasn't, is a mystery.
  • Looking at the characters used to write Kilik's name in the Chinese ports of the games; 齐 (Verb: Be Level With) 力 (Noun: Power) 克 (Noun: Gram; Weight), it is possible that his name was to mean "Balancing the Weight of Power", but this is just speculation.
  • Kilik's current English voice actor, Grant George, is known for voicing Suigetsu Hōzuki from the Naruto series, Warrior of Light from the Dissidia Final Fantasy series, and Keiichi Maebara from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, among others.
  • Kilik's Japanese voice actor, Soichiro Hoshi voices Sanada Yukimura in Sengoku Basara, Marcus Daimon in Digimon Data Squad (in the original Japanese version, it's called Digimon Savers), Bartz Klauser in the Dissidia Final Fantasy series, and Kira Yamato in the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series and any Super Robot Wars titles involving SEED titles that include voices.
  • It is interesting to note that no character has mentioned his origins, especially since he trained in a temple in China. This would leave players to believe he is Chinese, although it is more likely that he is Tibetan or from a western part of ancient China, taking his name and appearance into account.
  • In support of the above, he could well be named after Kilik Pass, a mountain trail in Xinjiang on China's border with Kashmir. This location also matches the look of his mountainous "Proving Grounds" stages in Soulcalibur and Soulcalibur III.
  • The Soul of Kilik discipline in Soulcalibur III is available to created characters of the Monk class.

Soulcalibur IV

  • In the second stage of his Story Mode, Kilik fights Xianglian, who is actually an illusion created by Zasalamel. In the fourth stage after he defeats Tira, he fights Maxi, who has become a host for Soul Edge. Xianghua helps Kilik for the first two stages, but then he leaves her behind and carries on ahead.
  • In Xianghua's Story Mode, Kilik fights alongside her throughout all five stages

Soulcalibur V

  • Kilik's weapons are called 'The Master' in-game, but are known as 'Primeval Weapon' on his official profile. In addition, he shares the same weapon models with Edge Master with the exception of his own Kali-Yuga staff.
  • Kilik is described as an "ill-fated character" and it is said that his life is in danger and Maxi and his group are searching for him. Xiba, who also uses a staff, is the spiritual successor of Kilik. Additionally, both Kilik and Xiba were raised in the Ling-Sheng Su Temple.
  • Kilik's 1P costume oddly shows he is wearing the same lower torso design from Soulcalibur IV. His upper torso equipment looks more like the equipment of a Gladiator rather than that of a Monk or a martial artist. Also, his helmet is in the shape of a phoenix.
  • It appears that Kilik and Maxi have switched roles in the Soul series. Before, Kilik would attempt to save Maxi from evil, whereas Maxi would almost always succumb to Soul Edge due to his thirst for vengeance. But now, Maxi is instead on a quest to save Kilik from an evil fate, and Kilik is shown to be much darker in appearance. In addition, Kilik usually traveled in a group (or alongside Xianghua), whereas Maxi would travel alone. This has also been switched now.
  • Kilik's model render somewhat resembles one of Akuma's win animations from the Street Fighter series.
  • While in Xiba's move set in, Kilik wields the Kali-Yuga. Also, some moves are altered and he uses his original taunt.
  • Revealed in dialogue between Edge Master and Kilik before and after a match, Kilik has brought it upon himself to become the new Edge Master in place of his mentor and has already succeeded in doing so. Kilik also mentions that he has no regrets with his decision.
  • Kilik is chronologically 40 years old, though his age is now listed as 'unknown'. The reason behind his seemingly halted aging is currently unknown, though it is likely that he has become like the original Edge Master, who lived for centuries before retiring the role to Kilik. It is possible that becoming the new Edge Master either stops aging, or greatly reduces it for long periods of time.
  • According to the artbook, Kilik uses the weapons of the warriors who served Algol when he was human.

Soulcalibur VI

  • On Kilik's background, as if to represent his virtuous soul, is the Fenghuang with flame. Anecdotes about the flaming bird are told all over the world, and it is sometimes referred to as a symbol of immortality and rebirth - just like the legendary sword, Soul Edge.

Series Appearances

Appearances in Other Media

  • Kilik appears as a card in Outcast Odyssey. He is a Limited time level 5 rarity card, that was available until 7 September, 2015.
Soulcalibur Playable Characters
Introduced in Soul Edge CervantesHwangInfernoLi LongMitsurugiRockSeong Han-myeongSeong Mi-naSiegfriedSophitiaTakiVoldo
Introduced in Soulcalibur ArthurAstarothEdge MasterIvyKilikLizardmanMaxiNightmareXianghuaYoshimitsu
Introduced in Soulcalibur II AssassinBerserkerCassandraCharadeHeihachiLinkNecridRaphaelSpawnTalimYun-seong
Introduced in Soulcalibur III AbeliaAbyssAmyAureliaChesterDemuthGirardotGreedLynetteLunaMiserOlcadanRevenantSetsukaStrife AstlarTiraValeriaZasalamel
Introduced in Soulcalibur Legends Lloyd Irving
Introduced in Soulcalibur IV AlgolAngol FearThe ApprenticeAshlotteDarth VaderHildeKamikirimusiScheherazadeShuraYoda
Story only: AzolaGerhildeHelmwigeShadow
Introduced in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny DampierreKratos
Introduced in Soulcalibur V Devil JinEzio AuditoreElysiumLeixiaNatsuPatroklos (α Patroklos)Pyrrha (Pyrrha Ω)ViolaXibaZ.W.E.I.
Introduced in Soulcalibur VI 2BAzwelGeralt of RiviaGrøhHaohmaru
SoulcaliburLegend of SoulcaliburSoulcalibur: Spirit SwordSoulcalibur (Chinese Manhua)Soulcalibur Original Soundtrack
ArthurAstarothCervantesEdge MasterHwangInfernoIvyKilikLizardmanMaxiMitsurugiNightmareRockSeong Mi-naSiegfriedSophitiaTakiVoldoXianghuaYoshimitsu
The ColiseumChaosCity of WaterEmperor's GardenHarbor of SoulsHoko TempleKunpaetku ShrineMaze of the DeadMoney PitOstrheinsburg CastlePalgaea ShrineProving GroundsShrine of EurydiceSilk Road RuinTakamatsu CastleThe Adrian and The FortressValentine MansionWater Labyrinth
Soulcalibur II
Soulcalibur II (HD Online)The Art of Soulcalibur IIUnlockablesSoulcalibur II Original SoundtrackWeapon Master
AssassinAstarothBerserkerCassandraCervantesCharadeHeihachiInfernoIvyKilikLinkLizardmanMaxiMitsurugiNightmareNecridRaphaelSeong Mi-naSiegfriedSophitiaSpawnTakiTalimVoldoXianghuaYoshimitsuYun-seong
Egyptian CryptEgyptian RuinsEurydice Shrine GalleryHwangseo Palace - Phoenix CourtImperial Capital AyutthayaKaminoi Castle - Sakura-Dai GateLabyrinthLakeside ColiseumMoney Pit - Top TierOstrheinsburg ChapelPalgaea Shrine - Lowest LevelPirate's AlcoveSouth France Mansion - LibraryTartarosVillage of the Wind
Soulcalibur III
Soulcalibur III (Arcade Edition)UnlockablesSoulcalibur III Original Soundtrack - Legend of SoundsChronicles of the Sword
AbeliaAbyssAmyArthurAstarothAureliaCassandraCervantesChesterDemuthGreedGirardotHualinHwangIvyKilikLi LongLizardmanLunaLynetteMaxiMiserMitsurugiNightmareOlcadanRaphaelRevenantRockSeong Mi-naSetsukaSiegfriedSophitiaStrife AstlarTakiTalimTiraValeriaVoldoXianghuaYoshimitsuYun-seongZasalamel
Battle in the StraitChaos - Spiritual RealmClock TowerEgyptian TempleEurydice Shrine - Gate of the GodsGrand LabyrinthIndian PortJyurakudai VillaKunpaetku Shrine RuinLakeside ColiseumLing Sheng-Su Temple RuinLost CathedralLost Cathedral - RuinLotus GardenOld Toledo - Burning GalleryOstrheinsburg Castle - BattlementPirate RaidProving GroundsRomanian Valley - Castle SiegeSacred Mt. Fuji - Lava BedSecret Money PitSilk Road RuinUnderground Buddhist SanctumValentine MansionWater Mill Valley
Soulcalibur IV
Soulcalibur IV (Broken Destiny)Soulcalibur MobileSoulcalibur IV (DC Comics)Exciting! Soulcalibur DojoThe Art of Soulcalibur: Broken DestinyUnlockablesSoulcalibur IV Original SoundtrackCritical FinishTower of Lost Souls
AlgolAmyAngol FearThe ApprenticeAshlotteAstarothCassandraCervantesDampierreDarth VaderHildeInfernoIvyKamikirimusiKilikKratosLizardmanMaxiMitsurugiNightmareRaphaelRockSeong Mi-naSetsukaScheherazadeShuraSiegfriedSophitiaTakiTalimTiraVoldoXianghuaYodaYoshimitsuYun-seongZasalamel
Distant MarshEgyptian Temple - Sacred FlameGrand Labyrinth - Corridor of Suspended TimeHall of the Warrior GodIce Coffin of the Sleeping AncientJyurakudai Villa - Virgin SnowKunpaetku Shrine - Dream RemnantsOstrheinsburg Castle Throne RoomOstrheinsburg Castle - TwilightPhantom PavilionSailor's RestStar Destroyer Docking BayThesmophoros' Imperial GardenTower of Remembrance - Ancient GateTower of Remembrance - DegradationTower of Remembrance - EncounterTower of Remembrance - Spiral of TimeWolfkrone Monument