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Voldo (ヴォルド, Vorudo) is a character in the Soul series of fighting games. Voldo made his first appearance in Soul Blade and has returned for all the following sequels.

Weapons

Main Weapons

Soul Edge/Soul Blade

Soulcalibur II

Soulcalibur III

Soulcalibur IV/Broken Destiny

Soulcalibur V

Stages

Money Pit- The Secret Treasury (SE)

Deep in an unknown area where the Lord Vercci's tomb was hidden along with his treasure and rich with golds.

Money Pit (SC)

The Money Pit once proud of its impregnable status faced a humbling conquering at the hands of an act of god. A terrible storm flooded most of the treasure vaults and even the highest of the vaults could not escape. The highest among the stockyards bore the marble statue of the dead master Vercci, this was the final stand of the Money Pit and the place Voldo placed the coffin of the dead master and slowly gathered the remaining treasure into.

Money Pit - Top Tier (SC2)

This deep chasm is both the storehouse and the tomb of the Italian merchant of death, Vercci. This place, built on a nameless island in the Mediterranean Sea, is renowned to grave robbers as the Money Pit. Countless booby-traps, including a water trap based on the tides, line the pit, but the most feared deterrent is the enigmatic guardian that awaits within. None who have sought the treasures have ever returned. This platform is the top level of the Money Pit, located near the entrance opening. But grave robbers must be wary, for one missed step means certain death down the chasm. They may get to the treasure at the bottom, but it is meaningless if they are dead.

(Note: Voldo shares this stage with Yoshimitsu.)

Secret Money Pit (SC3)

There is an island with no known name that occasionally becomes the topic of rumors told at taverns. Beneath this island floating in the Mediterranean Sea is a giant vertical shaft at least 50 meters deep, which was dug in secrecy. There, along with countless traps to stop intruders, lies a great fortune.

The rumors say that this place belonged to Vercci, the wealthy Italian merchant. It is said that he disappeared into the sea along with his fleet of ships, and that he sleeps here now, together with his treasure... but no one has ever confirmed the truth.

Those who have foolishly ventured into the pit have paid for their overconfidence with their lives. Those who survived returned not with treasure, but with wounds carved into their bodies. As the wounds had obviously been made by a blade, the rumors eventually began to include tales of a mysterious guardian.

Phantom Pavilion (SC4)

Ostrheinsburg Castle Throne Room (SCBD)

Torture Chamber (SC5)

Theme Music

Trivia

  • In Soul Calibur IV's Chain of Souls, Voldo is shown to be the only character to be exploited by two characters at the same time, the first being obviously Nightmare and the second being Tira.
  • Voldo was cured of his malfestation by Kilik (during the events of Soulcalibur IV or after).
  • In Soulcalibur III, characters created with the Dancer class can use a discipline called "Soul of Voldo." Using this discipline removes nearly all spoken words from their dialogue. A select few attacks are still accompanied by a spoken phrase, though. (Caliostro Rush B+G, for example)
  • Voldo's nickname in both Soul Edge and Soulcalibur is "Hell Guardian".
  • Voldo's third costume in Soulcalibur II is reminiscent of the aliens from the Alien movies.
  • Voldo's Destined Battle in Soulcalibur is Ivy. His Destined Battle in both Soulcalibur II and Soulcalibur III is Yoshimitsu.
  • The North American Dreamcast Version of Soulcalibur removes one of Voldo's suggestive codpieces featuring a bull. However, the codpiece is present in the European and Japanese versions.
  • Voldo bears similarities to Hellboy villain Karl Kroenen.
  • Voldo's fighting style is similar to Sunny the Scorpion, the main villain in the 1991 kung-fu film ''Operation Scorpio''.
  • In Soulcalibur II: Reloaded, Voldo has a costume that looks like Tira.
  • The triple-lensed goggles Voldo wears in Soulcalibur IV look similar to the goggles worn by Splinter Cell series protagonist Sam Fisher.
  • It isn't really made fully clear on whether Vercci really haunts the vault, or whether it is another sign of Voldo going insane. It is possible that Voldo only believes he can hear his master's orders, and is really guarding the vault and seeking Soul Edge due to his own insanity. However, in Voldo's Bad Ending (although some argue that it's actually his Good Ending) Vercci's Ghost seemingly appears in front of Voldo to thank him for returning Soul Edge, and to give him his next task of guarding it for life. Some believe that Voldo hallucinates Vercci and therefore "dooms himself" into remaining in the Vault for the rest of his life (hence why they consider this the "Bad" Ending) furthering the proof by stating that the player will only see the ghost if the ending is viewed from Voldo's perspective - however it is important to note that Voldo is blind, and therefore it would make no difference to him whether the ghost appeared or not, as he wouldn't see it. It can be assumed from this that Vercci really did return as a ghost, and Voldo simply heard his voice. However, Voldo's ending in Soul Calibur III seems to imply that hearing Vercci's voice was part of his madness, and Soul Edge simply took advantage of that.
  • Voldo's throw move "Jack in the cage" (only versus male characters) was copied from Sophitia's throw "Heaven's Arch".
  • In Soulcalibur IV & V, when performing his "Jack in the cage" move on female characters, it will change to "Bloody drill".
  • Because of his unusual appearance, some newcomers to the Soul Series (as well as regulars who don't pay attention to the storyline) don't realize Voldo is human.
  • Although it is stated from the very beginning that Voldo can no longer talk, he apparently has dialogue in the Edgemaster book in Soul Edge.
  • Voldo's design in Soul Calibur V has a spider theme.
  • Voldo's 2P costume in Soul Calibur V is similar to one of a jester's in green, red and purple. It also shows the seasonal cycle (starting from the left side of his front and going clockwise, it shows Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter).
  • During Story ~1607 A.D.~ in Soul Calibur V, Voldo is apparently killed by Pyrrha after they battle. However it is unknown if he survived the fight or not as it is not shown.
  • Voldo's main weapons have been changed throughout the Soul series. His first weapons were the Karma & Mara (Soul Edge/Soul Blade), then to Shame & Blame (Soulcalibur) and finally to Manas & Ayus (Soulcalibur II-onwards).
  • Although the main story of Soul Chronicle features mostly the major default fighters from original Soulcalibur, where Voldo was a originally one of them in that game, he is replaced by Grøh, leaving Voldo as a minor like the rest of fighters who were unlockables in the original Soulcalibur or/and first appeared after that said game.

Series' appearances

Appearances in Other Media

Voldo appears as a card in Outcast Odyssey. He is a Limited time card, available until 7 September, 2015. He is a Level 4 rarity card.