on that note, here' s a character profile : TALIM :[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Talim
) is a fictional character in the Soul
series of video games. Created by Namco's Project Soul division and designed by Aya Takemura and Takuji Kawano,
she first appeared in Soulcalibur II
and its subsequent sequels with the exception of Soulcalibur Legends
, as well as on various merchandise related to the series. She was voiced in Japanese by Yukari Tamura; in English, Talim was voiced by Julie Parker in Soulcalibur II
and Hynden Walch for the remaining titles.
Talim is regarded as the first Filipina character introduced to the fighting game genre.
In the character's native Tagalog language, her name means "edge" or "sharp".BIOGRAPHY :
n the Village of the Wind Deity (Nayong Anito ng Hangin) located in Southeast Asia (Philippines)
there lived a tribe of people who could control the winds. Talim was
the granddaughter of this village's elder, Kalana, and daughter of its
shaman, Lidi. Due to turmoil caused by the influences of Spanish and
Portuguese culture, she was reared to be its last priestess (Babaylan).
The day that the Evil Seed
spread across the world, Talim felt the winds, and an evil aura that
devoured everything in its path surged into her body, causing her to
lose consciousness for days. Years later, when Talim was fifteen years
old, a man from the west brought with him a strange metal fragment,
claiming it to be a vitality charm. Talim, however, recognized the evil
energy as the same energy she had experienced years before and left on
a journey, believing that if she were to return the fragment to its
rightful place, peace would eventually be restored, despite the elders'
misgivings. Talim always rely to the signs of wind. She learned from
her ancestors the traditional wind-reading, as in early years ago, wind
is always a sign if a bad climate comes or bad wind coming in the
village could be a bad sign as a devil is coming.
Having collected several of the fragments, she eventually learned that the source of the evil energy was an evil sword called Soul Edge.
Sensing another source of evil energy, Talim traveled to a mountain
range. She arrived at a small watermill, where a group of small
children lived. Learning that one of the children was ill, Talim
entered. Talim realized that the boy himself was giving off the evil
aura. Talim could not just leave him, so she decided to tend to the
A young man paid them a visit about the time that she had grown
accustomed to life in the watermill. He was a cheerful young man who
carried a long sword and went by the name of Hong Yun-seong. He announced that he was searching for clues regarding Soul Edge.
Upon hearing this, Talim warned him about the dangers of the sword. At
first, the young man made Talim apprehensive, but she felt no evil from
the young man and eventually came to accept him as he chose to stay in
After much thought, Talim came up with the idea of passing the
evil energy through her own body and out into the wind currents flowing
through the sky. Through days of treatment, the evil energy was
released little by little, but the impurities that remained behind in
Talim's body slowly piled up. Talim's ability to read the wind grew
weaker and weaker...
She was losing something that had always been with her,
something more important than words could express. Seeing her sunk in
said to her, "There are some things you can't do anything about. When
that happens, you just have to do what you can!" His words were largely
meaningless, but hearing him say them somehow gave her courage.
Despite her best efforts to treat him, the boy's symptoms
worsened, and he was running out of time. Talim pondered the risky idea
of releasing all of the evil energy from within the boy into the wind
at once. But, the boy flatly refused her idea. His body hurt too much,
and he just wanted to stop placing the burden on all of them. It was Yun-seong who finally stepped forward to convince him.
When the ritual ended, not a single remnant of evil energy was
left in either of their bodies. In the instant that Talim had opened
the boundaries of her heart, something had exorcised the evil energy.
After watching over the boy to make sure he had recovered,
Talim set out on a new journey, with the children's many thanks echoing
in her ears. Something waited for her to the west...
In Soulcalibur IV, Yun-seong catches up with Talim, though he still believes that Soul Edge is the one thing that will give him power to protect his homeland. The two are eventually found by Seong Mi-na, who sees Yun-seong as a younger brother to her.
She also warns the young warrior that Soul Edge
is evil, and he won't be able to protect the things that he cherishes
the most, but he still did not listen. He leaves them with his sword
and walked out of the island to the Water Mill Valley that night while
they were asleep and then Talim yanks off her necklace. She ended up
throwing it into the dark waves and stormed off after him. And along
the way, Talim tells Mi-na that he's headstrong, but he's a good
person, and hopefully he makes the right decision. After telling Mi-na
about the blue sword (Soul Calibur) that she keeps receiving visions about, the two go their separate ways.
Talim then sensed that Soul Edge was getting stronger, and through the visions that she had been seeing, she realized that Soul Calibur, the spirit sword, was no different from Soul Edge. The two swords threaten the very fabric of nature. Talim had to hurry, for she can hear the winds screaming.o kitams! pinay yan! nagagawa tayo maapreciate ng ibang bansa pero tayo bakit hindi? ay sus maryosep! gising pilipinas!