- "Death is your only release."
- — Abaddon
Abaddon (アバドン, Abadon) is a original character.
Abaddon made his first appearance in Soulcalibur V.
- Abaddon is the eldest of the brothers.
- He is a demon of war.
- Abaddon is calm, serious, lawmaker.
- Originally he appears only in "The Legend Of Demon Sanya".
- Abaddon was killed by Demon Sanya.
- Soul Edge consumed Abaddon's essence, but many years later he's back to life.
- Demon Sanya - younger brother
- Abigor - younger brother
- Bloodian - younger brother
- Angelina - niece
- Demian - nephew
- Lily - his queen
- Lexa - mercenary
- Nemesis - enemy
Games and Media
Abaddon appears in such games as:
Long before Soul Blade
The Legend Of Demon Sanya
InfernalThere is no memory of the exact time when the war between Heaven and Hell began - the war of the two dimensions lying beyond our understanding. The Underworld brought swarms of powerful demons within its existence. Alexander was one of them. His real name is out of memory or knowledge. No one dares to recall it or speak of it. To simplify put it we shall call him the name he has been known on Earth. Alexander was one of the four powerful Demons of Hell (his brothers - Abaddon, Abigor and Bloodian). Those four were compared to the Horsemen of the Apocalypse by their mightiness. The lord of the Fire. They say Pompeii was destroyed with his own hands. Was it true or not is to be left in ages unrevealed.
The Righteous DemonIn the aftermath of ages Alexander realized that he was just a spawn in the chess game God and Devil played. That demon yearned for freedom and independence from the given orders. One fine day he abandoned the Fraternity of Demons to hide on Earth. Not to make the end of days or to subdue the bunch of humans but to wonder the world trying to find the reason of the Great War of the Light and the Dark; trying to realize the human nature and the meaning Lord had put into his creation. Besides that, he came here to demolish greedy and cruel demons who settled on Earth being conquerors, punishers, inquisitionist, church followers and assassins - all of those who might hide the children of Hell inside their souls. He had found his home among strangers.
The Hound of HellThe Fraternity of Hell was in terrible rage because of that treason. Hunters were sent after Alexander, but returned they not. Thus the Fraternity took decision to send Lexa - the demoness whose assassin skills were hundred times better than of any of the bounty hunters. Once in their past Alexander and Lexa were bound. Young demoness Lexa was worshiping Alexander those times. The mighty demon Alexander took no notice of the young lady in love. She was inexperienced and attracted none of his attention. Either he looked down on her or simply ignored her. To show him her abilities and impress the mighty demon Lexa began her training in magic and weapons. In the aftermath of years she became one of the best hunters of Hell. The Fraternity had not come to the explanation of the true reason of Alexander's being gone. They just told her it was the treason. Lexa went on searches to the world of mortals, believing only a little of what she had heard from them.
The huntress found Alexander quite fast and was watching him to realize the true intentions having turned herself into the mortal woman. Finally she made an attempt to seduce the mighty demon to weaken him, chain and interrogate him. Demon recognized too late that something was wrong. In a difficult fight he was victorious, but did not kill Lexa. He left her alive and gave her reasons of abandoning the Fraternity. She was not following him to hunt from then on, but her life was in his hands since then.
Lexa returned to the Nether World, but not alone... Moments of intimacy with Alexander soon turned to the birth of twins - Angelina and Demian. Lexa hid the birth of children from Alexander, and they are easily grown in the world of demons. Alexander had never seen their children and did not know of their existence.
The Cursed BladeIt was the time of the XIV century. Alexander heard the rumors of the cursed blade called the Soul Edge. No one knows of who created it and when he did it, but that blade was capable of subduing the will of the master to bring the Hell to Earth. Once demon bumped on that sword in past. To win against the former master of the sword the Fraternity had to loose a lot of its members. But despite of the victory, demons did not get the blade for it was taken by someone named Algol. It is a misery of how did the blade loose it's master but in a few hundreds of years it came back to the human world again. This time Alexander was not trying to get the sword for the Fraternity, but to find it and destroy this cursed blade for good. There should not be any of such things on Earth.
After a long search Demon got the Soul Edge into his hands, but he did not subdue to its will. On the contrary, he subdued the sword. With its help Alexander came back to Hell and put an end to the Fraternity that hunted him. First he defeated Abaddon. Then fall Bloodian, which gave an ambush to Alexander. Finally, in a tight duel Alexander defeated the last of brothers - Abigor. Soul Edge absorb demons' essence and become much powerful. After that Alexander decided to destroy the doomed weapon, but soon he realized it was not to be totally destroyed. Then Demon crushed it into several parts and hid the splits in the different parts of the world.
Years passed. Rumors say those splits were searched all over. And one man managed to find them. The blades new master was a blood lusting pirate Cervantes de Leon. Alexander the Demon made another adventure to get the forbidden power away from men once again.
"Such power shall not belong to humans. It must be destroyed!".
Sanya... "Demon" SanyaAfter the Lexa incident, the demolition of the Demons Fraternity and the final termination of the doomed blade, Alexander disappeared. No one could spot him after. Those who were able to stand against him - had gone for good, the rest who survived, either were not aware of the events or feared to hunt him, thinking that the Soul Edge is still in the hands of the mighty outsider demon.
He is still there among us, hiding behind the human form.
Abaddon was dead.
Abaddon was dead.
Ending of Soul series
The Fall Of Soul Edge And Soul Calibur
The Demon QueenSoul Edge could actually turn the tide of the war between the good and the evil, but it swallowed three of the most powerful demons instead of strengthening the Hell.
This case was noticed by Lily the demon Queen. Alas, it was too late when rumors about the fall of the Brotherhood of Demons and Alexander's betrayal reached her. Alexander betrayed his brothers using Soul Edge against them. He betrayed the Hell preferring to come to the world of mortals and to bring his vaunted justice there. But, which is the most important of all, he betrayed her - his Queen. The general stopped obeying orders and gone absence without leave. Most likely Lily had some personal reasons to rage but she did not speak of it. The Queen thereafter kept offence on her minion. Unlike the Brotherhood that used the bounty hunter to seek Alexander, Queen claimed official Demon hunt. She needed him alive. Thrown down, wounded, but alive.
The Trap for the DemonAlexander's life gravely changed after he met Lexa again. The Demoness brought the news that the fire demon hunt begun. As she said, Queen Lily offered a huge reward to the one who would catch the demon and at that moment most of the demon bounty-hunters seek Alexander in the mortal's world. Alas, there were already rumors about the relations between Lexa and Alexander spread around Hell. Queen Lily used that information. She expected that Lexa would eventually come to Alexander. The only thing she had to do is to order her servants to watch Lexa and those were successful performing the order. The army of demons took Alexander and Lexa by surprise. Those two killed a lot of strong adversaries together, but alas, there were too many demons to fight against in that battle. Mercenaries supported by the sudden appearance of Queen Lily took advantage on two demons. Alexander was captured. The Queen personally escorted demon to the underworld. She ordered to kill Lexa right at the spot. But Lexa was able to escape. Summoning Killer, Lexa made her way to escape the squad of executioners. From that moment the hardest part remained - it was to save Alexander.
CaptivatedBrotherhood of Demons the balance of good and evil changed. But you will help me to tip the scales in our favor. There are rumors that you are the last one who owed the Soul Edge.
With reluctance Alexander told her about the essence of Soul Edge and that the sword cannot be destroyed. The doomed blade has its own will striving for blood and destruction. Each time, even being broken, even after long years it finds the new host, gets its shape and powers again to shed the rivers of blood on cities. Lily was stunned by the story Alexander told her and soon she gave her new order. Demons, not even hiding anymore, were searching for the parts of the blade all over the world.
NemesisRegular attacks of demons drew Nemesis attention. The Goddess of Retribution looked upon the world of the mortals in search of demonic powers and suddenly discovered the wondering demon named Angelina who was the blood relative to Alexander. Having accepted the force of the old enemy Nemesis attacked Angelina and her companions. Angelina the demoness, Jessica the dragon-girl and the young sorcerer named Fortune had to sweat a lot to stand against the goddess. Angelina refused to finish Nemesis, the goddess who had failed, and even offered help to the wounded adversary. All of the sudden the squad of demons appeared in front of women warriors. Demons demanded to give Nemesis to them. Angelina refused to do so. So, another battle broke out. The demons who were lucky to survive ran away as hell. The Nemesis wounds appeared to be too deep and the demon battle weakened the goddess even more. Before she died, Nemesis gave all of her powers to the young demoness who proved to be on the side of the light.
Alexander: - I've no desire of doing that.
Lily: - You shall do that, if not on your free will then by force!Alexander was chained and brought to the ritual hall. There, collected piece by piece but still broken apart, was Soul Edge lying on the surface of the altar. Oracle-demons started to shout their spells making Alexander release his power and activate the sword. Demon was fighting that with all of his might, trying to break the chains but it was all in vain. The aura of flame rose above Alexander and lit the gloomy hall. Soul Edge pieces came together and the blade, once again revived, splashed with the blazing light. The fallen demons whose names were Abaddon, Abigor and Bloodian came to life together with the unleashed power of the sword. The queen exulted. She ordered to bring Alexander back to prison where he would have to be kept for long centuries, atoning his sins.
Lily: - The time has come! Gather the troops! The world of the mortals shall be ours! The human souls shall come to my army and then Heaven would fall to my feet!
Thus the next war between Good and Evil started. And the battle arena was the human world. Never before the superiority of forces was as huge as that moment.
The Defenders of Earth
Soon Lexa found out that Soul Edge was brought back to life. And she realized that together with that blade the demons of the Brotherhood who were kept there were also brought back to life. Including the fact that the Queen decided to make war against humans to lure the forces of light there too. And Lexa came up with the idea that it was the best time to fulfill the plan of Alexander's release. Having been left alone and as the outcast of her own world Lexa came in touch with her children Angelina and Demian. Jessica and Fortune did not leave their best friend and promised to help Angelina wherever she would go. Lexa also informed Draenei sisters Aletta and Carmella about what happened. Once those two sisters helped Alexander in the battle against Soul Edge and owed him their lives. With the help of Killer they got in touch with his brother Black Ninja who showed himself as a skillful demon hunter. Black Ninja came to the Fu-Ma Ninja clan to persuade the elders to give their help in the future demonic invasion.
InvasionThe Legions of Hell under the command of Abaddon invaded the world of mortals through the open portal. Right at that moment they were faced by the warriors of Fu-Ma Ninja clan and Black Ninja. The last ones put the spell of doom on the ordinary demons and stopped the army. The team decides to split. Aletta, Carmella and Killer stayed to stop Abaddon and his army. Abaddon who was thirsting for fight for too long took the battle. Killer together with Draenei sisters surrounded and attacked Abaddon one by one, inflicting him crushing blows, but the Demon of War blocked and fighted back with awesome skillfulness. Those demons who were not taken under the stopping seal, were taken over by Black Ninja and the Fu-Ma clan.
The rest of the team was rushing to Hell through the portal.
The Force of God in the Demon's handsThe cunning Bloodian had foreseen something like that and that was why he made the ambush in the demonic dungeons. Lexa, Demian, Angelina and Jessica had to fight Bloodian and his minion demons. Suddenly those minion demons stopped still having been turned into crystal statues. The witch named Fortune had put the spell on them having hid behind the pillar aside and was on the way to read another. Bloodian who was fast enough, noticed that right in time. He rushed to her to break the spell. But the help was already there for Fortune. Demian risked his life to cover Fortune form Bloodian attacks with his own body. Since that moment young witch started to see the brother of her friend from the brighter side. Warlike Jessica came to help those two right on the way. The Brotherhood's demon was not in the mood to think of what to do with her so after another attack of the dragon-girl he gripped her wing and threw her against the wall. Jessica fell near Angelina being now unconscious. The Demoness was a bit scared of the outcome but the spirit of Nemesis came to her at that moment. The fallen goddess helped Angelina to use her spiritual weapon for the first time. The bright light shed over the dark corridors of the prison. Hundreds of invisible blows came against Bloodian. When the light faded there was Bloodian standing before Angelina all in blood.
Bloodian: - Demon... with the power of God?!
Being stunned by what happened, heavily wounded he realized that he would not have a chance against another attack. Those young warriors appeared to be too strong for him. So, undercover of the bloody mist demon fled from the battlefield.
Just at the moment when minions of Bloodian freezed and the demon himself dealt with Fortune, Lexa could slip unseen to continue what she came there for. From that moment no one was on her way and demoness came to the dungeon where Alexander was kept. Exhausted, heavily chained, the demon was in prison for too long and was not able to fully recover his forces. Lexa releases Alexander and helps him to recover.
The Sword of ChaosAccording to Lexa the Soul Edge was not then used and that meant it was still in Lily's hands.
Having brought back the weapons and recovered the wounds Alexander and Lexa came to the queen castle. The palace was empty but the Queen was there in the throne in the main hall as she always did. Abigor - her stern guardian was there behind her. Alexander made it clear that he came for the Doomed Sword and would not leave without it. Abigor was ordered to attack Alexander. The battle began.At the same time Lexa decided to steal Soul Edge but remembering her last fail she acted a bit more careful. But that also did not help. The Queen was ready for such an outcome. Another battle bursted out. Lexa was the best at technique but she was not able to win against the mighty Queen. When Lily was ready to throw back the wounded demoness, Lexa took advantage. She captured the queen with her weapon. Meanwhile Lily noticed that Abigor was not capable of winning the battle against Alexander. The demon powers were equal.
Lily: - Abigor! Use a Soul Edge!Pushing away the opponent Abigor rushed to the doomed sword. Soul Edge was long waiting for such a power. Being full of blind hatred and anger Abigor the demon of Chaos got under control of the blade right away. Soul Edge saw no difference of who was friend or foe and thus the weapon turned against not only Alexander but the Queen herself. Lexa, Alexander who was not yet in all of his powers and stunned by such a sudden outcome Queen Lily, had not found the other way out but joining forces. They all attacked Abigor but he threw them away by the invisible barrier.
The Holy Fire versus the Cursed ChaosThe Soul Edge, which was fed with chaos, released the powers of Abigor and the portal to the Astral Chaos opened right in the center of the castle. Still, Lexa saved the ace of trumps for the end of the game. Her wondering in the world of the mortals for so long was not in vain. Besides the search of the allies, the demoness was searching for something that would help her in the battle against the damned sword too. The Soul Calibur... But being more precise it was what was left of it. Those pieces were worth a lot. Lexa gave those Soul Calibur pieces to Alexander right in the heat of the battle. The fire demon fused those pieces into his own sword and they began to glow with a faint light. After that the battle came to a whole new level. The castle was now slowly absorbed by the world of Astral Chaos. It was the place where the rest of the battle between the two mighty demons took place. Alexander was fighting against Abigor and Soul Edge with the force of the dark flame and the light of Soul Calibur. The blades clang echoed around the Astral Chaos. The fire flames were reflected here and there in the floating crystal shatters. With each strike Soul Calibur's light was becoming even stronger. And together with that the force of the fire demon attacks grew stronger. Soon everything was over. Having absorbed the forces of Soul Calibur Alexander was no longer holding himself. He threw his sword away and struck Abigor with all his fire element might. Thus, the wounded Alexander finally struck his brother. Heavily breathing he lifted his sword. Then he came to Abigor and took the doomed blade that fell off his brother hands. Having said no word after, Alexander went back to the demons world. The portal behind him closed leaving Abigor in the eternal captivity of his own element - Chaos.
Upon entering out to the queen’s room, Alexander throws Soul Edge to Lily's feet.
Alexander: - Soul Edge does not obey any one. I cannot allow using it even in fight against heavens. The nature of this weapon is too unpredictable and dangerous to everyone.
Reluctantly, but maybe even being thankful for the salvation, Queen Lily agreed and let the demon to do whatever he decides necessary with the sword.
The last time the hellish blade’s eye looked at the light and the last thing it saw was the fire demon who was going to destroy the blade lifting his sword with the glowing pieces of Soul Calibur on it over his head.
The invasion ended. Abaddon and his legions of darkness were ordered to withdraw. The highest warriors of Earth were celebrating.
Lily was no longer thoughtfully attempting to start the war against the forces of light and darkness. As Alexander said: "Balance is the guaranty for the both worlds existence". The Queen was really sorry she could not hold such a mighty demon as Alexander on her side.
For the help Lexa gave in the battle against the doomed sword, she was exculpated. And even offered her to become the bodyguard of the Queen. The demoness promised she would consider the offer.
Nemesis did not disappear for good, she continued existing in Angelina. She was coming to the demoness from time to time in the form of the spirit. She was the one who helped Angelina with her new abilities.
The wisest one among Alexander brothers - Abaddon served the Queen Lily.
It is unclear what had happened to Bloodian. They say he got mad. Few times he was seen in the slums of the Nether World and he was repeating the words: "Demon with the forces of the God... It's impossible!"
Never to revive the weapon again it was decided to hide its pieces in the different worlds. In the demon world those pieces were called the royal heirloom and were guarded well. Some of the pieces were given to the gods and angels with the help of Angelina - daughter of Lexa and Alexander. The remaining pieces of the swords were given to the tribe of the dragons to be guarded in the human world. So Jessica became the guardian of the shatters just as her father once was before her.
From now on no one could bring Soul Edge and Soul Calibur to life.
Before Alexander left Hell once again, Queen Lily asked him to stay for a conversation.Lily: - In search of the information about Soul Edge I spent too much time in the royal library. And there, in the secret part, I have learned one interesting ancient manuscript. Your strange behavior was disturbing me for quite a long time. At first I thought that it was a sort of spell, but it was not... The manuscript said that the Fraternity Of Hell was created by the four demons - the sons of the Mighty Demon whose name was lost in time. But there was also one interesting detail... Those brothers had one father but different mothers. And somehow it happened so that one of them was the son of the Angel mother. And that demon was you! You are the son of the Demon and the Angel. So sooner or later you had to reveal it in you. I think that explains your rebel soul. No matter how hard you'd tried to escape your destiny, good and evil will always be struggling inside of you. It is your nature.
Having found out the truth about himself Alexander came to the mortals world again - to guard the peace in the worlds and hold justice there. Still there was one question that was unsolved for him - why was he the only one who could not control the doomed Soul Edge?...
Abaddon use Cervantes' fighting style.
Abaddon brandishes his pistol sword and shouts "Watch closely!" and fires off a powerful blast. If timed right, it can also hit off the ground as well.
Ease of Use, Power, Attack Rate, Speed, Reach.
- "The flames of war burn the wills of warriors."
- — Narrator
"Till Fate Writes My Epitaph" (Soulcalibur V).
- Stop this.
- You're Mine.
- Not over.
- You dare...
- Prepare to die.
- Fate has spoken.
- You lack resolve.
- Giving up yet?
- Curse your weakness!
- You're no match.
- You're a disappointment.
- The curtain closes.
- I can't lose!
- It's still too soon!
- This will end it.
- Watch closely; my specialty spoken.
- I can see the fear in your eyes.
- So, you desire to fight?
- Death is your only release.
- Give it your all or don't bother showing up.
- Try again tomorrow, I'll gladly take you on.