In Soulcalibur III, Taki's weapons, and fighting style are available under the discipline Soul of Taki to characters created under the Ninja class. Taki, standing at 5'7", is the second tallest female character in the series, the first being Ivy who is 5'10".
Yoshimitsu is the third character in the Soul series to be succeeded by a separate, identical character, in Soulcalibur V. Astaroth being the first. The original Yoshimitsu possessed a clockwork-style prosthetic right arm crafted from wood and animated through unknown means, presumably by magic.
Sophitia's Soulcalibur IV stage, in which she shares with Cassandra. This stage is a shrine. It shows some similarities with the Eurydice Shrine (Sophitia's stage in the soul series), except that this one is surrounded with a tropical setting, and the statue of Hephaestus is missing.
Talim (タリム, Tarimu) is a character in the Soul series of fighting games, making her first appearance in the series' third installment, Soulcalibur II. She has since returned for Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV, and for Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny.
The Nightmare appearing in Soulcalibur V, Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, and Soulcalibur: Unbreakable Soul is a new being, Soul Edge possessing the body of a swordsman (according to the art book Raphael Sorel) and plotting behind the scenes under the alias "Graf Dumas" as he plans to resurrect the full power of Soul Edge.
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. Voldo first appeared in Soul Edge, offering the first insights of his unpredictable play style and mannerisms.
Astaroth (アスタロス, Asutarosu) is a golem character in the Soul series of fighting games. The original Astaroth made his first appearance in Soulcalibur and has returned for Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur Legends (as Astaroth alpha), Soulcalibur IV and Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny.
Chai Xianghua (チャイ・シャンファ, Chai Shanfa, Chinese: 柴香華 Pinyin: Chái Xiānghuà) is a character in the Soul series of fighting games. She made her debut in Soulcalibur and has become one of the most recognizable and iconic characters in the franchise.
In Ivy's stage "House of Valentine's Prague Resident" in Soul Calibur 5, you may closely see the two Soul Calibur 3 paintings of Ivy as a child with her foster parents and her when she's older wearing a dress and is next to a candle in the background.
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 in the Soul series of fighting games. Her first appearance was in the series' fifth installment, Soulcalibur IV, and has returned in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, Soulcalibur V and Soulcalibur: Lost Swords.
Cassandra Alexandra (カサンドラ・アレクサンドル, Kasandora Arekusandoru; Greek: Κασσάνδρα Αλεξάνδρα) is a character in the Soul series of fighting games. Cassandra made her debut in Soulcalibur II, and has returned in Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV and Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny as a standard character for all four games.
Tira (ティラ, Tira) is a fictional character in the Soul series of fighting games and a loyal servant of the evil sword, Soul Edge. She is referred to as the The Misguided Angel of Death during her debut appearance in the official E3 teaser trailer for Soulcalibur III.