life was lived in the ancient past. In Soul Calibur IV, he is encountered
as a magical, super-powered resurrection of his former self. In this resurrected
form, Algol is manifested by the energy of both Soul Edge and Soul Calibur.
Including both of the spirit swords, Algol uses many weapons that appear
and disappear quickly from within his body: also including blade-like wings,
an energy projectile gun, and daggers from the tips of his feet. He is
often seen seated in a throne that likewise appears and disappears at his
will, and though he can crouch, jump, hang in midair, and plant his feet
firmly while attacking, he otherwise always hovers just above the ground
and never runs or walks.
before the events in Soul Calibur IV, Algol was known as "The Hero King,"
who utilized Soul Edge without being controlled by it. He used the sword
to spread peace, but one day his jealous son Arcturus stole Soul Edge and
was possessed by it. Algol was forced to battle Arcturus, resulting in
the destruction of both his son and Soul Edge.
his son's death, he worked to create another living sword using a purified
shard of Soul Edge, to be used against Soul Edge whenever it inevitably
reappeared. In service to the creation of the sword that would be known
as Soul Calibur, Algol literally gave it his own body and soul, which slept
undisturbed inside Soul Calibur until the sword finally fulfilled its purpose.
hundreds of years after his death, Algol's soul was awakened by the energy
released when Soul Edge and Soul Calibur did meet. With this, he built
a new body, the "Tower of Remembrance," and facsimiles of Soul Edge and
Soul Calibur. Knowing that his energy will not last for long unless he
obtains the real spirit sword and cursed sword, he waits in his Tower of
Remembrance, confident that the swords will come to him.
June 21st, 2012
If you ask me,
Algol is easily the coolest Soul Calibur boss ever... besides
good ole' Cervantes of course.
Algol's entire moveset is well-designed, completely original, and he has a wide
variety of badass attacks. His projectiles can be cheap if you're fighting
against a skilled player, but nonetheless, they're actually pretty fun to guard
impact (since they reflect)... making him fun to fight against at times. Hehe.
Visually, he's also pretty cool design and fits into the series quite well.
Now please keep in mind that the previous paragraph was all pertaining to his SC4
appearance. What are my thoughts on his SC5 appearance? His
SC5 incarnation isn't a bad visual design.... Now with less clothing
attire, he definitely favors Gill
of Street Fighter fame, which is kinda cool. However, I must say that I
don't agree with his appearance in the game as a "regular playable
character". He has some insanely cheap moves, and I just don't understand
why the dev-team decided to include him in the regular roster. He's a BOSS
character... and an overpowered one at that. With that said, he doesn't really
fit in with the rest of the SC cast... as a regular character. So
no, at the end of the day, I can't say I'm a fan of Algol in SC5. Cheap
Style / Moveset