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- "If I could protect but one person from war's horror... Then I would bear any shame. I would bear it proudly."
- — Angelo de Syrma
/!\ UNDER CONSTRUCTION /!\ The rest is coming soon!
Angelo de Syrma (アンジェロ・デ・シルマ, Anjero De Shiruma) is a Soul Series fan character created by JefferyDante and he is one of the main characters of a (still in progress) fan fiction. He appears as a created character in Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV and he will appear in Soulcalibur V.
What lies in his soul is Affection. In Soulcalibur V, he will be referred to as The Decieved Savior.
In Soulcalibur III, Angelo has long and dark hair, olive skin and dark eyes. He wears popular clothing, consisting of a shirt and pants made of simple fabric. He also sports dark spaulders.
In Soulcalibur IV, Angelo's appearance changed drastically: his hair is longer and blonde, and his eyes are now light blue, but he keeps his olive skin. He wears a silvery armor, with gold ornaments.
Angelo and his twin brother Orpheo were born some years after the beginning of the Dutch War of Independence, a conflict between the Seventeen Provinces and Philip II of Spain, sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands. The Prince-Bishopric of Liège being surrounded by some of the Seventeen Provinces, such as the Duchy of Limburg, the County of Namur and the Duchy of Luxembourg, Angelo and his family had to fight for their survival. Angelo and his brother had to practise fighting early, holding their first sword at the age of 9. They could not really lead the carefree life of childhood and they had to fight for survival everyday. Angelo was less skilled than his brother, his affective and altruist nature making his attacks hesistant and his guard poor. His father focused his teaching on Orpheo, leading Angelo to learn to fight on his own for he was "a hopeless case" and "a waste of time for his brother".
During one of his solo trainings in the countryside, Angelo found an unconscious wounded boy who didn't seem much older than him. He brought him home and his mother Anna ministered to the boy. Angelo spend a week at the boy's bedside, barely sleeping. After a week of cares, the boy opened his eyes, staring at the ceiling. He didn't say a word, and turned his head at Angelo's face. Angelo didn't break the silence and waited for the boy to talk first. After some minutes of staring contest, the boy jumped out of the bed, walked to the door and thanked Angelo. Angelo asked him for his name, and the reason of his departure. The boy answered with three words, "Jeffery, and vengeance".
"Then I come with you". Angelo was himself surprised he said these words. Jeffery paused for a second, and sat back on the bed, looking deep into Angelo's eyes. Anna entered the room at that very moment and hugged Jeffery very tightly, relieved he was fine. She convinced him to stay, for the battles were raging throughout the land and battlefields were not the best places for a young boy to wander, even if he was skilled in combat. Jeffery spent the evening telling Angelo and his family about his early life, his missing family, his roving to find a hospitable place...
While Jeffery was telling his story to the Syrma family, Angelo could but feel admiration and envy towards this strange boy: hardly a year older than Angelo but such a skilled fighter. The next morning, Angelo asked Jeffery to teach him some fighting skills and they both went to Angelo's favorite training field. After some blows were exchanged, Jeffery stopped the training: a short sword was not meant for Angelo. They both began to make a greatsword out of wood and then resumed practising. They then trained for months and months.
Some day in 1584, bright beams of light fell all over the country: conflicts became fiercer, people became violent... The Prince-Bishopric was in total chaos. From this day on, Jeffery and Angelo kept on training, determined to end the war devastating the land. In 1589 Orpheo and his father joined the Seventeen Provinces in their battle against Philip II of Spain, while Angelo and Jeffery became mercenaries to protect the land.
Angelo and Jeffery heard that a powerful sword existed, a sword capable of purifying the heart and soul of the soldiers, thus capable of stopping the war. They began their journey to find the sword named Soul Calibur. However, as the sword was bound to its evil counterpart Soul Edge, they had to find the Azure Knight.
They began their journey, gathering information all over Europe. Angelo followed Jeffery in London, to meet the daughter of Jeffery's father's friend. She was an alchemist who formerly travelled with Nightmare. Upon arrival, she attacked them, believing they were ennemies sent by her former master. After a fierce battler during which she knocked Jeffery unconscious, Angelo began to talk Ivy into reason. Ivy finally stopped her defensive assault and gave the boys information.
She explained that Nightmare was first a young man possessed by the evil sword which took over his body and soul, manipulating and burying his mind deep down the blue armor. Ivy stated that a way to destroy Nightmare was to kill the host, and searching and destroying the fragments of the sword scattered throughout the world. If the only way to acquire Soul Calibur and to stop the war was to kill and destroy Nightmare, then Angelo and Jeffery would do it without hesitation. Some days later, they decided to leave: they were now determined to hunt the evil entity down.
They had no idea how they could defeat such a fierce fighter: their only motivation was to protect their homeland. After wandering around the world, they finally arrived in the Lost Cathedral where the Azure Knight was fighting against someone. Angelo and Jeffery couldn't believe it: Siegfried was facing his devilish counterpart. A black man, Zasalamel, was watching the battle. Confused, Angelo and Jeffery hid and waited for the right moment to strike: both fighter would soon be tired of fighting, and that was the chance to kill Nightmare.
What they didn't know is that Zasalamel was performing a ritual to end the Soul Embrace. When he succeeded, both swords were freed, Siegfried gained Soul Calibur and Zasalamel transformed in Abyss. Angelo and Jeffery rushed to fight the terrifying creature. They defeated Abyss, without paying attention to Siegfried and Nightmare still clashing. They caused an explosion and released shards of Soul Calibur and Soul Edge through the air. A fragment of Soul Calibur hit Angelo, while Jeffery was hit by a fragment of Soul Edge. Both friends then collapsed.
Angelo woke up in the ruins of the cathedral, totally different, his hair turned blond, his eyes were crystal blue: he understood he had a shard of the holy sword within him. His sword Rébellion was now covered in crystal, transforming it in Soul Calibur (Fragment). He searched for his friend in the ruins but only found his sword. For the first time, he felt like giving up, he didn't know what to do: he needed to get Siegfried's Soul Calibur but he wanted to search for his friend Jeffery. Angelo's sword began to shine: "You cannot give up, you haven't even done half your task." he heard. He knew that Nightmare wasn't dead, he knew the conflic hadn't stop, he knew he had to continue his journey without his friend. Led by his sword, Angelo headed toward the source of hate he could feel. He left the smoking ruins and headed toward the dark clouds in the skies: this could be nothing but Nightmare, and when Nightmare is, Siegfried should be.
Soon he saw a huge tower which bolted from the blue. He rushed there as he knew the end was nigh. While he nearly reached the top of the tower he suddenly saw his friend, but he was different: despair, hate and many negative feelings were emanating from his body. "Who... Are you?" asked Jeffery, "I'm your friend, Angelo!" Jeffery tried to stab Angelo "Worthless dog! You are NOT my friend!" He went berserk, attacking relentlessly his friend, unable to recognize him. "C'mon Jeffery, snap out of it!" screamed Angelo and he was trying to block his friend's strikes. "You are possessed by Soul Edge!"
Jeffery stopped, "Soul Edge? I've already put that behind me. I must free my friend from your possession, whoever you are." His eyes were now glowing. Angelo could hear swords clashing at the top of the tower, and he had to get Soul Calibur to help his friend. "Let me go..." he whispered. Jeffery stood still, smiling "You want to stole my friend's body?" "But I AM your friend! Don't you recognize me?" Jeffery turned a deaf ear to these words and both began to fight together.
In the end, Angelo found an opening in Jeffery's guard and knocked him unconscious. He wanted to help his friend from all his heart but he had to reach Siegfried. However, when he was in the stairs, he felt his heart stopping, he dropped his sword. "Is this... The end?" He felt the shard inside of him crystalizing his body: his hands and legs became crystal and began to vanish into crystal powder. Siegfried had destroyed Nightmare and Soul Edge, Soul Calibur had no reason to exist anymore, and since Angelo was now a part of the sword he had no reason to live either. He hoped his friend was alright and his last words were "Farewell... My friend."
- "What are you doing?"
- "I am no longer your pawn."
- "I will eliminate you."
- "Leave at once!"
- "Are you done?"
- "I don't care about your situation."
- "This will be a waste of time."
- "It's too late. This is your end."
- "Not a bad time for a hunt."
- "Bothersome creatures."
- "I only need your swords, be gone."
- "Show me the power within you."
- "It's time. Continue mission."
- "I guess you needed to see it for yourself."
- "So you are what you are."
- "The weak will die. That's all."
- "I've wasted my time."
- "Master... no."
- "Fool. You were only in my way."
- "Is this it? This is all there is to it?"
- "So this is the power master foretold."
- "How foolish."
- "I must hurry."
- "You're in my way!"
- "This will end it."
- "I have failed."
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