Original Timeline
"Sorry, but you are no match for me."
— Kilik



KIL Evil Seed 1

Xianglian stops Kilik's rampage in the Ling-Sheng Su Temple

One night, his "sister", Xianglian, visited him as he was deep in thought, and revealed that she had become elected for inheritor of the holy mirror Dvapara-Yuga. But she also divulged the details of a conversation she had overheard: that only two of the treasures still existed at the temple, because the Krita-Yuga had been stolen years ago by her biological father and that the monks had been hiding this the entire time. She had been nominated for the Dvapara-Yuga instead, because she had told the master of the temple that she felt unworthy to inherit the Krita-Yuga, considering her family history, and her selfless reflection was a prominent feature of her inheritance of Dvapara-Yuga. However, the night before the succession ceremony, the Evil Seed came down on the temple, and an evil presence overwhelmed the inhabitants. Sensing the evil, the monks who were preparing for the ceremony immediately transferred ownership of the holy artifacts to Kilik and Xianglian. Minutes later, everyone in the temple lost their sanity except Xianglian. With madness combined with his great skills, Kilik killed many temple members as everyone fought one-another. Xianglian realized the power of the mirror and slung it around Kilik's shoulder, causing him to regain his sanity as she lost hers. When Kilik had completely regained his senses, he realized that the monks had slaughtered each other. He tried to leave, but the only other known survivor, Xianglian, blocked his way, now totally corrupted by the Evil Seed, and attacked him. He tried to avoid hurting her, but was forced to kill her in self-defense.

KIL training

Kilik trains with Edge Master

An old man, the Edge Master—adviser and teacher of the Ling-Sheng Su martial arts—found Kilik's unconscious body in the temple. He set the corrupted temple on fire and carried Kilik home. After two days, Kilik finally awoke, and Edge Master told him the truth: Kilik and Kali-Yuga had been infected with the Evil Seed, the source of which was the demonic sword, Soul Edge. The only thing protecting his sanity was the Dvapara-Yuga, and he could never remove the holy mirror from his shoulder at any time. Wrought with grief that his life had come at the sacrifice of Xianglian's, Kilik trained with Edge Master for three years, trying to learn to control the evil within himself and Kali-Yuga. Once his training was complete, Edge Master gave him the final test of destroying the Soul Edge, and Kilik embarked on that quest to purify himself and his weapon.


Kilik, Maxi, and Xianghua on their travels

On his journey, Kilik traveled to an Indian Port to request a pirate ship to take him where he wanted to go. He met the Japanese pirate of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, Kyam, who instantly took a liking to him, and granted Kilik's request for boarding, provided the ship's captain, Maxi, agreed when he returned. As Kilik waited for Maxi, a mysterious ship approached, which resulted in an attack, led by Astaroth. Maxi returned and Kilik assisted him during the attack. Astaroth managed to remove Dvapara-Yuga, causing Kilik to lose sanity and attack Maxi. Maxi suppressed Kilik long enough to put Dvapara-Yuga back on him and they continued to fight, but every member of Maxi's crew was left dead, and Maxi decided to aid Kilik in his quest. Later, the two met Xianghua, a member of the Ming Dynasty Imperial Guard, who aided them in their travels. (Although neither Kilik nor Xianghua knew that Xianglian was her long-lost sister.) With Maxi and Xianghua's help, Kilik stormed Ostrheinsburg Castle and defeated Nightmare, although Maxi was thought to be killed and the Dvapara-Yuga was destroyed. Kilik figured out he had learned to control the demonic powers within him and Kali-Yuga as he kept his sanity after Dvapara-Yuga was destroyed.

After Nightmare's defeat, Xianghua and Kilik were challenged by the demonic entity, Inferno, within a demonic void. Kilik was too weak to fight, so Xianghua fought in his stead. During the battle, her keepsake Tai Chi jian transformed into the holy sword, Soul Calibur, allowing her to defeat Inferno. In the end, however, she was forced to leave the sword behind in order to drag Kilik to safety as the void collapsed.

Soulcalibur II


Kilik in Soulcalibur III

Afterward, Kilik returned alone to Edge Master's hermitage, continuing to perfect the technique of neutralizing and purifying evil energy. Four years later, he sensed the return of Soul Edge, and set out on another journey to defeat Soul Edge once and for all, so that he could atone for the sins he committed the night of the fateful Evil Seed. Along the way, he encountered Xianghua again. They argued over their difference of opinions (namely, they both argued that it was their duty to destroy Soul Edge this time), but they still traveled together in the end.

Soulcalibur III

While purifying a town infected with evil, the two encountered Zasalamel. Kilik engaged Zasalamel in battle, but lost. Before he lost consciousness, Kilik heard Zasalamel tell him that if he challenged Soul Edge unprepared, he would be trapped in its dark abyss. He awoke a month later in Edge Master's hermitage, carried there by Xianghua. Sensing a terrible energy within his wounds, Edge Master had performed a special ritual to treat them. Kilik realized that he would not be able to seal Soul Edge with his current strength. Thinking to himself, he placed his hand on his chest and realized that the fragment of the Dvapara-Yuga was gone.

Edge Master then ordered Kilik to begin training. He surrounded himself in a dark aura, similar to a person affected by the Evil Seed. Armed with only the Kali-Yuga, Kilik realized that his target should be the evil energy within Edge Master. Within three months, Kilik managed to strike Edge Master with a purifying blow, enough to free his teacher's mind, but at the same time, seriously injuring him.

Edge Master told Kilik that even though he still lacked skill, and that a pure spirit strikes only at evil without harming the body, he noted that Kilik had made good progress in a short time. He handed Kilik another fragment of the Dvapara-Yuga and a letter from Xianghua. She wrote that she would improve on her skills and regain her courage, and she believed that together, they would be able to destroy Soul Edge. With these words, Kilik set out west to once again pursue the evil.

Soulcalibur IV


Kilik is unable to return Xianghua's feelings for him.

After finishing his training, Kilik realized that Soul Calibur was an entity that was no different from Soul Edge. Their powers had to be balanced so they could eliminate each other.

He and Xianghua had been traveling together for quite some time. He knew that she had feelings for him, as he had feelings for her, but he could not return them because she looked almost exactly like Xianglian, the woman whom he looked up to as an older sister. Every time Xianghua smiled at him, he was reminded of the fact that he murdered Xianglian with his own two hands.

As the two of them got nearer to the cursed city of Ostrheinsburg, Kilik planned on leaving Xianghua when the time was right. He convinced himself that he must bring balance between the two swords.

Soulcalibur V

The light of the moon filtered through a single window. A smile gracing his lips, Kilik caressed the cheek of the sleeping Xianghua one more time and layed down his cherished pendant beside her; the stone that was a keepsake of his elder sister. 

Surrendering to his destiny, he had decided to interfere in the battle of the source of evil, Soul Edge, and the spirit sword, Soul Calibur, to find a way to stop them. It is a harsh path; one where he must abandon all. He lamented it for the young woman who loved him dearly, Xianghua. She had accepted Kilik and his terrible fate entirely, embracing him, wanting to be together no matter what...

"It's because you have accepted me, that I can live with my destiny."

Before the stroke of dawn, there was no longer any remaining trace of Kilik. To atone for his own crimes, he will protect the world of his beloved. These were all events at the end of the 16th Century.

During all that time he spent trying to close the astral gates, Kilik touched the memories of the souls that wander Astral Chaos which allowed him to learn both their styles and that of those who defeated them. The weapons were apparently re-materialized with the help of the "power of chaos".

Soulcalibur: Unbreakable Soul


At the Coliseum, Kilik and Maxi are fighting in a tournament. When they encounter the player and Cassandra, Kilik immediately becomes hostile when he senses Soul Edge's power within the player. He fights him/her, but is defeated. It is then that Xianghua arrives and clears up the misunderstanding, and Kilik apologizes for attacking the player.

In Other Characters' Storylines

Following the events of Soulcalibur IV, Maxi was informed by Edge Master that Kilik would need to pass the Kali Yuga to Xiba in order to protect his soul. This was actually completed before the events of Soulcalibur V and since then the close-knit group of Maxi, Kilik and Xianghua have separated. While Maxi now travels with Xiba, Natsu, and Leixia, Kilik followed in his master's footsteps and has, as he puts it himself, "reached enlightenment."

He also purified Voldo during the events of Soulcalibur IV, shattering Soul Edge's delusion that Voldo was serving.



KIL end I

Despite losing its physical form, the demonic blade still burned fiercely and prepared to scatter itself throughout the world again.

Kilik chanted quietly but with resolve, "Om Vajradharma Kilik." The Dvapara-Yuga that protected him split apart and extinguished the evil flames. Over the course of many intense battles, Kilik mastered the skill to tame the evil within him. Not one to rest on his laurels, Kilik subjected himself to more intensive training.

Soulcalibur II

KIL end 2

Kilik meditates to control the power

Kilik channeled the evil energy into the Kali-Yuga, for it absorbs all spiritual energy, good and bad. The evil aura, thought to be limitless in power, gradually waned and vanished. Then Kilik disappeared—perhaps to embark on a quest to extinguish the evil. And he would likely remain on that quest, until the day when all the sins of the past are exorcised.

Soulcalibur III

KIL end 4

Kilik and Xianghua at Xianglian's grave

Kilik and Xianghua were in a beautiful field. As Xianghua admired the view, Kilik showed her the grave of the woman who saved his life. Now that everything was over, Kilik wondered if they did the right thing. "Of course it was the right thing!" Xianghua said, "Besides, this is only the beginning!" As the two began to leave, Xianghua lost her balance.

Input Ending Kilik caught her, and now that they were face to face, a confused Kilik was unsure of the correct way to ask Xianghua to stay with him. "I don't know how to say this, and I don't understand it myself either, but I want you to stay with me." "That's just like you... but that's just how I want you to stay." Xianghua replied as they hugged.

No Input Ending Xianghua fell to the ground, and Kilik laughed. "You're hopeless," Xianghua said, as Kilik helped her up. Maxi then arrived and called out to them. As Xianghua and Kilik ran up to Maxi, he asked them if they were ready to go. As the three friends walked away, Xianghua pulled on Kilik's arm and said, "I'm not going to give up on you that easily!"

Secret Input Ending The secret input ending can be activated by pressing B+G instead of the normal input, A+G. The secret ending is exactly the same as the normal Input Ending, except they do not look each other in the face and hug. They turn away from each other. Dialogue is the same.

Soulcalibur IV


Kilik absorbs Soul Calibur after defeating Algol

Kilik watched the defeated Algol as he realized that he was unable to control the power. "Spare me your pity. I, Algol, have no regrets." With these final words, Algol dropped Soul Edge and became covered in crystals. Kilik began to absorb all of Algol's power into his staff. As Kilik walked away from the area, he said that he would do everything he could to control this new power and that he had no other choice.

The text-only epilogue reveals this: He disappeared alone. The two powers forever rested in peace and never stirred again.

Fighting Style

KIL vs XIA 3

Kilik vs. Xianghua

Kilik is a martial artist with a Staff as his weapon. The length of his Staff allows a multitude of long range attacks and accordingly Kilik is most effective at this distance. However if an opponent does manage to get very close to Kilik he does have tools to employ; the most effective of these are his fast horizontal strikes. He also has some auto-guard impact moves that can be used to interrupt strings and possibly deter opponents from using constant offense. Many of Kilik's more powerful attack strings are vertical hits that can be sidestepped if anticipated. Although linear, these powerful attacks Kilik possesses are relatively fast and deal great damage. It is for this reason that Kilik excels to a great degree more than most versus ignorant players. Kilik has a diverse array of low attacks, some slow and heavily damaging, some fast and hard to react to. Two of his throws (Festival of the Damned and Festival of the Dead) are regarded as hardest to perform, but allows for great ring out potential. Kilik is generally regarded by the Soulcalibur tournament community as being in the top to mid-tier brackets.

Soulcalibur V

In Soulcalibur V, Kilik no longer has a unique moveset (with his weapon and style now being inherited by Xiba). Instead, he switches between random movesets from each of the male characters (with the exception of Ezio, Algol and Devil Jin) every round, similar to Edge Master (who mimics the whole roster except for the aforementioned Ezio, Algol, and Devil Jin) and Elysium (who only mimics female characters). While he uses the same weapons as Edge Master (The Master), he resumes use of the Kali-Yuga when using Xiba's style, and one of his iconic attacks from previous SoulCalibur games, which is Wind Divide Flare (notation 22AAA)

Critical Finish


Kilik's Critical Finish with golden feathers

Ling Sheng Su: Dynastic Phoenix: Kilik prepares his Critical Finish with the words "Ling-Sheng Su Bo." He kicks and jabs his opponent to the ground with his rod. Then, he jumps high up in the air with the cry of a phoenix, saying "this is the end !", and he slams his rod onto the opponent, causing golden feathers to suddenly appear. He ends by saying, "Nothing personal."

Tower Of Lost Souls Details & Skills

Kilik appears in tower of lost souls ascend mode as the boss of the floor "Avaricious Life" as tricky but frustrating boss due to his HP Burst S CPU Skills and the full blue HP. Kilik also appears in the floor "Unseen Sickle"

TOLS Ascend Mode Floor: Avaricious Life (Floor 44) & Unseen Sickle (Floor 47)

Partner: Eurania (Avaricious Life Floor 44)

Althea & Luph (Unseen Sickle Floor 47)

Xianghua (Story Mode Stages 1 & 2 Only)

Skills On "Avaricious Life"

1.HP Burst S

2.Nullify Ringout A

3.Soul Gauge Boost C

Skills On "Unseen Sickle"

1.Invisible S

2.Soul Gauge Boost C

3.Knock Down

4.Nullify Ringout S

Default Skills


2.Soul Gauge Rate Up C

3.Strong Impact

Descend Mode Skills

1.Shave Damage C

2.Will Power



  • Listen to the beat of my soul!
  • This rod will be your doom!
  • You want more punishment?
  • Master, I won't let you down!
  • Master, I will succeed!
  • I'm done with you!
  • Give up!
  • Damn you!
  • Take this!
  • Ready!
  • Begone!
  • Master...
  • Evil one, begone!

Soulcalibur II

  • Is there no other way? Fine!
  • Master, I will do this!
  • You still want more?
  • Here, c'mon!
  • Are you ready?
  • I can't lose!
  • Are you ready?!
  • I'm done with you!
  • Listen, to the beat of my soul!
  • You should give up.
  • Forgive me, but I cannot lose to you.
  • You still haven't had enough? Give up.
  • How's that? Sorry, but I need you to stay down.
  • This rod will be your doom!
  • Kali-Yuga, lead me to the sword!
  • Kali-Yuga, show me the path!
  • I'm done with you!
  • Stay down!
  • Master, I won't let you down!
  • You're not ready for me.
  • How?
  • No...
  • Listen! Can you hear my soul scream?
  • You can't fight this with strength alone. Please understand, Xianghua!
  • I will lay my soul on the line!
  • It's too dangerous from here on out. This is why I must go alone.
  • Is there no other way?
  • Xianghua, I can't let you risk your life.
  • Take... this!
  • Come here!
  • Take that!
  • Fine!
  • Take this!
  • There!
  • You're mine!
  • I see you!
  • Out of my way!
  • I got you!
  • Forgive me!
  • This is nothing!
  • Don't get up!
  • Sorry!
  • There's more where that came from!
  • You're not going anywhere!
  • Sing, my staff!
  • Give it up!
  • How's that?
  • Sister, show me the way
  • This rod will be your doom!

Soulcalibur III

  • If you going to stand in my way... then I'll have to use force!
  • Leave! You don't stand a chance against me!
  • I'll show you the way of the Ling-Sheng Su!
  • I have to focus... concentrate!
  • Let's do this! I won't let up!
  • Why do you not realize... the futility of fighting me?
  • I'd prefer it... if we didn't have to fight!
  • Come on! Are you ready?
  • Come on! Let's go!
  • Master, I won't let you down!
  • Are you ready for this?
  • I guess there's no other way.
  • You shall hear... the roar of my soul!
  • Listen! My soul rages with strength!
  • It's useless. Your moves won't work.
  • I tried to take it easy... you all right?
  • You should be more careful next time!
  • There's a concept called range you need to learn.
  • You can't stop my attack that easily.
  • Ha! Prayers won't help!
  • It's fate! You weren't meant to win.
  • You'll never stand a chance... without dedication!
  • I must devote myself to my training.
  • You lost because you didn't focus.
  • This match was mine... from the beginning.
  • What? Over already? (Perfect Victory)
  • You're pretty strong, but not enough to beat me. (Narrow Victory)
  • It looks like you need to train some more.
  • Your numbers... made you overconfident.
  • Can you please... speak more... normally? (Defeating Voldo or Lizardman
  • Master, I won't let you down!
  • You want more of this?
  • So, you still haven't had enough?
  • You need a lot more training.
  • It's over.
  • Give it up.
  • You should... give up.
  • Kali-Yuga, lead me to the sword.
  • Kali-Yuga,, show me the way!
  • I'm sorry, but I need you to stay down.
  • I cannot... afford to lose!
  • Stay down. You've had enough.
  • This Kali-Yuga will be your doom!
  • I wouldn't take me lightly if I were you. (successfully dodging the gear in the Clock Tower)
  • Hiyaah!
  • Go through!
  • There!
  • Get there!
  • I'll crush you!
  • Gotcha!
  • Konnooh!
  • Too slow!
  • Vanquish... evil!
  • Iza!
  • Take this!
  • There!
  • Gotcha!
  • Stay down!
  • Scream!
  • Take... this!
  • Hehe...
  • Hahahahaha...
  • No...
  • It's over...

Soulcalibur IV

  • I'm warning you do not interfere.
  • Sorry, I didn't mean to be so rough.
  • Who the hell are you?
  • Xianglian...
  • You'll never stand a chance without dedication. - spoken after defeating an opponent with a perfect.
  • Not bad, but you're no match for me. - spoken after defeating an opponent with low HP.
  • Listen to the raging of my soul! - spoken after defeating an opponent with a Critical Finish.
  • Strange being, who are you? - spoken when engaging in battle against Yoda.
  • No! I won't let you do this. - spoken to Tira in his story mode.
  • Maxi, how could you be so foolish?
  • It's time to put an end to all of this. - spoken to Algol in his story mode.
  • It's time for you to be released.
  • Come on! Are you ready?
  • Yield, or be forced out of the way!
  • So, you refuse to listen. Very well.
  • Step aside. You don't stand a chance.
  • I must stop you. I will right this wrong!
  • I believe in the path I've chosen.
  • Kali-Yuga. Show me the way.
  • It's fate. You weren't meant to win.
  • Master... Watch me!
  • This is... the end!
  • That move! It's one of mine. (spoken to Seong Mi-na in her story mode - Stage 2)
  • I'll show you the way of the Ling Sheng-Su.
  • Nothing personal.
  • Ling Sheng-Su Bo!
  • I'm gonna stop you.
  • Now!

Soulcalibur V

  • Yes, the feeling is mutual my friend. - spoken when engaging in battle against Maxi.
  • Its like when we first met. You helped me back then as well. - spoken when defeating Maxi.
  • Don't like to train, do we? - spoken when engaging in battle against Xiba.
  • You... look like her. - spoken when engaging in battle against Leixia.
  • Don't lose sight of what is important. - spoken when defeating Xiba or Leixia.
  • Master, it has been too long. - spoken when engaging in battle against Edge Master.
  • Master, I have no regrets. - spoken when defeating Edge Master.
  • Sorry, but you are no match for me.
  • There was no way you could've won.
  • You should back down.
  • You move quite well.
  • You're no ordinary fighter. - spoken when timed out.
  • Gotcha!
  • Give up!
  • Begone!
  • Go on.
  • Sorry.
  • Not good...
  • Forgive me!
  • My apologies.
  • Focus!
  • Scream!
  • Foolish!
  • Return!
  • Perish!
  • Not enough!
  • Nice try!
  • You're mine!
  • Stand aside!
  • Too easy!
  • I missed!
  • How's this?
  • Stay down.
  • I have you!
  • Evil will... perish!
  • This is... the end!
  • This is fate!
  • Time to sleep!
  • Let's end this!
  • Strike forth.
  • What?!
  • Dammit!
  • My soul... rages!
  • You lack spirit!
  • Whoa...
  • Could this be?
  • Why do you fight? - spoken during taunt.
  • Nothing will change - spoken during taunt.
  • Let's end this! -spoken durin taunt when using Cervantes' style.
  • What?! - spoken when hit by a tremor.
  • I have reached... enlightenment! - spoken during Critical Edge.
  • Listen! My soul rages with strength! - spoken during Critical Edge (JP voice).
  • I have reached... Kali Yuga... Zen! - spoken during Critical edge while using the Kali Yuga.
  • I forgot of such methods... - spoken when ring out.
  • Is this heaven's will?! - spoken when ring out.
  • I'm losing ground! - spoken when guard burst.
  • It's fate. You weren't meant to win.
  • To know victory, you must train your mind.
  • Om Vajradharma Kilik. (note - This translates to "The All Knowing One, Kilik" and is a Hindu reference)
  • Impressive. - spoken when timed out by Xiba or Leixia.
  • You were indeed great. - spoken when losing to Maxi, Natsu, or Edge Master.


  • Trained by Edge Master.
  • Saved by Xianglian, who he was later compelled to kill due to the influence of the Evil Seed.
  • Former lover and previous travel companion of Xianghua.
  • Close friend and previous travel companion of Maxi.
  • Helped Xianghua defeat Nightmare in Soulcalibur.
  • Interfered with Raphael's plan of world domination in the events prior to Soulcalibur III.
  • Defeated by Zasalamel before the events of Soulcalibur III.
  • Purified Voldo during the events of Soulcalibur IV.
  • Estranged Father of Xiba.
  • Communicated with the spirits of Algol's army and gained their knowledge.

Soulcalibur Manga Comic

  • In Volume 1 (Act.2), Kilik begins his appearance at his home village.
  • In Volume 3 (Act.19), Kilik stops Hwang from attacking Maxi.
  • In Volume 3 (Act.20), Kilik attacks Xiuqiang (Xianghua's father), and discovered that he was the Krita-Yuga thief from many years ago.
  • In Volume 5 (Act.35), In the future. Kilik's appearance is similar to Edge Master. And he now lectures a group of young students who join the arts of the Ling-Sheng Su in his dojo.
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