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Talim (タリム, Tarimu) is a character in the Soul series of fighting games. She made her debut in the third installment; Soulcalibur II.

Physical Appearance

Talim's young frame and tribal accessories has produced a unique, pure fullness to the Soul character roster — which was fully intended. The youthful priestess was initially created to add variety to the current selection of fighters, a selfless, young girl — something that the creators felt that the series lacked. Her signature Elbow Blades, and the features listed above, are Talim's most iconic traits in the means of character design and have stayed with her throughout the entire series.


Talim is strikingly meek, innocent, kind, moderate, and nice in contrast to the rest of the Soul Series cast, often attempting to dissuade opponents from fighting, and constantly showing mercy to her defeated enemies. Her comments often reveal self-doubt and worry. She often does not blame others for their actions, as shown in her SCIV ending where she forgives Algol for his actions, and sometimes will resurrect dead characters who were close to certain other characters, as shown in the same ending where she resurrects Algol's son, Arcturus. She has an ability to read the wind, often taking advice from it, as well as asking the wind to guide her in her journey. Overall, she is a kind-hearted character, and thus is aligned with good characters.



Theme Music


Talim has high skill in combat with her dual elbow blades. She possess a pure heart, and as such is apparently capable of purifying others. Being a priestess of the winds, she is capable of swaying the wind, using it in her fighting style and also being able to sense winds - using it for guidance. She can also summon a small tornado around herself, or around her opponent to send them flying. She was also able to make Arcturus appear before Algol, but it is unknown whether she resurrected him, made an illusion of him appear, or summoned his spirit.


Talim was voted the number one most popular character in the Soulcalibur Series Character Popularity Poll held on Facebook by Namco and Project Soul.

While mostly unknown to Filipino fans before, the release and reveal of her Tekken counterpart Josie Rizal has led to Talim's increased recognition in the Philippines.



  • Not including Yoda, Talim is the second shortest character in the Soul series after Amy, so long as Amy is not wearing heels.
  • Talim has been recorded to be the first character to debut in the Soul Series at age 15. The second character to debut at this age is Leixia.
  • All of Talim's stages in the Soul series represent elements of nature: Village of the Wind (Wind), Water Mill Valley (Water), and Distant Marsh/Sleeping Marsh (Earth).
  • Even though she was considered to be Filipina on her debut, she never actually had any realistic features of that racial background until Soulcalibur III, when her skin was shaded darker with a light, but tanned complexion.
  • Most of her move names are written in Tagalog, one move (Tagga na Kamay) literally meaning "Hand Severance".
  • Her weapons were originally intended to be alive or have some kind of sentience to them, but the developers dropped the idea due to its complexity.
  • Talim, Natsu, and Tira share their voice actress, as they are all voiced by Kate Higgins.
  • Talim's Slide Attack is different from the other characters. When she slides, she trips and falls head-first to the ground, whilst other characters simply slide to the ground. This may be an allusion to Talim's clumsy nature.
  • Talim's pet Bird is named Alun, which means "Wave".

Soulcalibur II

  • Talim's special stance move called Wind Leap appears in Soulcalibur II as a hidden move , as it is not listed on her command list and can only be performed by doing certain attacks and then pressing the analog stick/ D-pad to the back, just when the opponent is about to attack. If done correctly, Talim will perform the Wind Leap animation, and if the player then presses the B button, She will perform a charged version of her Paayon Thrust move. The Wind Leap special stance move is latter listed in her command list as of Soulcalibur III.
  • In the demo, you will hear her taunting the word SI-PA (sipa) meaning "kick" in Tagalog.

Soulcalibur III

  • Talim's weapons and fighting style are available under the discipline Soul of Talim to characters created under the Saint class.
  • Her hairstyle (Double Pigtails) and shoes are available to custom characters after unlocking it.

Soulcalibur IV

  • Just like Algol, Talim has Soul Edge and Soul Calibur together as her ultimate weapons.
  • Talim apparently has the power to bring back the dead, or at least create illusions of them, a power also possessed by Zasalamel.
  • In her illustration, she is seen performing the move "Paayon Thrust.".
  • Talim's 2P outfit has a cat theme.

Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

  • She is said to have been abducted by aliens. This is non-canon, however.

Soulcalibur V

  • Talim, Rock, and Zasalamel are the only cut characters not to be mentioned in the Soulcalibur V official artbook.
  • Talim, Yun-seong, Rock, and Zasalamel are the only characters not to appear and not to have a successor to replace them.

Soulcalibur VI

  • The background of Talim's character portrait depicts the ritual tools used in the Village of the Wind Deity and the sampaguita flower dancing in the wind. Sampaguita, which comes from the Tagalog word for "I promise you," is also known as the national flower of the Philippines.[1]
  • Talim shares the same voice actress as 2B.


The name Talim means 'blade' (as a noun) or 'sharp' (as an adjective) in Tagalog, a major dialect of the Filipino language.

Series' Appearances


Soulcalibur Playable Characters
Introduced in Soul Edge CervantesHwangInfernoLi LongMitsurugiRockSeong Han-myeongSeong Mi-naSiegfriedSophitiaTakiVoldo
Introduced in Soulcalibur ArthurAstarothEdge MasterIvyKilikLizardman (Aeon)MaxiNightmareXianghuaYoshimitsu
Introduced in Soulcalibur II AssassinBerserkerCassandraCharadeHeihachiLinkLizardman (Generic)NecridRaphaelSpawnTalimYun-seong
Introduced in Soulcalibur III AbeliaAbyssAmyAureliaChesterDemuthGirardotGreedHualinLynetteLunaMiserOlcadanRevenantSetsukaStrife 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
Soulcalibur II
Soulcalibur II (HD Online)The Art of Soulcalibur IIUnlockablesSoulcalibur II Original SoundtrackWeapon Master
AssassinAstarothBerserkerCassandraCervantesCharadeHeihachiInfernoIvyKilikLinkLizardmanMaxiMitsurugiNightmareNecridRaphaelSeong Mi-naSiegfriedSophitiaSpawnTakiTalimVoldoXianghuaYoshimitsuYun-seong
ChaosEgyptian 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 - LibraryVillage of the WindXiwei Siege Ruins
Soulcalibur III
Soulcalibur III (Arcade Edition)UnlockablesSoulcalibur III Original Soundtrack - Legend of SoundsTales of SoulsSoul ArenaChronicles 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 - BattlementPalgaea Shrine - RuinsPirate 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 DestinySoulcalibur IV UnlockablesSoulcalibur IV Original SoundtrackSoulcalibur Broken Destiny Best Of SoundtrackCritical FinishTower of Lost SoulsQuick MatchThe Gauntlet • Trials (Trial of Attack, Trial of Defence, Endless Trial) • Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny Unlockables
AlgolAmyAngol FearThe ApprenticeAshlotteAstarothCassandraCervantesDampierreDarth VaderHildeInfernoIvyKamikirimusiKilikKratosLizardmanMaxiMitsurugiNightmareRaphaelRockSeong Mi-naSetsukaScheherazadeShuraSiegfriedSophitiaTakiTalimTiraVoldoXianghuaYodaYoshimitsuYun-seongZasalamel
Challenge of the GodsDistant Marsh (Sleeping Marsh) • Egyptian Temple - Sacred Flame (Egyptian Temple - Sand Cloud) • Grand Labyrinth - Corridor of Suspended TimeHall of the Warrior GodIce Coffin of the Sleeping AncientJyurakudai Villa - Virgin Snow (Jyurakudai Villa - Twill Damask and Brocade) • Kunpaetku Shrine - Dream Remnants (Grand Shrine of Palgaea - Sea of Decay) • Ostrheinsburg Castle Throne RoomOstrheinsburg Castle - Twilight (Dark Capital Ostrheinsburg) • Phantom PavilionSailor's Rest (Sailor's Rest - Twilight) • Star Destroyer Docking BayThesmophoros' Imperial Garden (Thesmophoros' Imperial Garden - Sunset) • Tower of Remembrance - Ancient GateTower of Remembrance - DegradationTower of Remembrance - Encounter (Tower of Remembrance - Omen) • Tower of Remembrance - Spiral of TimeVoiceless Volpe BridgeWolfkrone Monument
Soulcalibur VI
Soulcalibur VISoul ChronicleLibra of SoulThe Art of Soulcalibur VISoulcalibur VI Original Soundtrack
2BAmyAstarothAzwelCassandraCervantesGeraltGrøhHaohmaruHildeHwangInfernoIvyKilikMaxiMitsurugiNightmareRaphaelSeong Mi-naSetsukaSiegfriedSophitiaTakiTalimTiraVoldoXianghuaYoshimitsuZasalamel
Astral Chaos: Tide of the DamnedCity Ruins: Eternal ApocalypseCursed Moonlit WoodsFaraway MeadowGairyu IsleGrand Labyrinth - Sealed CorridorIndian Port: Impending StormKunpaetku Temple: Serpentine BanquetMaster Swordsman's Cave: Azure HorizonMaster Swordsman's Cave: Wicked DepthsMotien Pass RuinsMurakumo Shrine GroundsOstrheinsburg Castle: Hall of the ChosenReplica Kaer MorhenShrine of Eurydice: Cloud SanctuarySilver Wolves' HavenSnow-Capped ShowdownSunken Desert RuinsWindswept Plains