Dedrich Schtauffen is a character first appearing is Soulcalibur V. He is the son of Siegfried Schtauffen and Hildegard Von Krone. He is a sarcastic, trash-talking teenager who is skilled in both weapons fighting and hand to hand combat.
What lies in Dedrich's soul is Determination.
Dedrich was born on August 1, 1592 to Siegfried and Hilde. He was abducted at the age of three by bandits who sold him to the slave market at the age of eight. He was a childhood friend of Pyrrha, Who is the late Greek holy warrior, Sophitia's daughter. He was sold to a Chinese foster family, who abused him mentally and physically. Therefore, He began to develop a hatred towards Injustice. Dedrich ran away from home at the tender age of 11. He was brought onboard by the Chinese warlord, Shan-Chi to join his organization, The "Chai-Zouken".
He left the organization after discovering that they were intending to use him for Injustice. But one day, A mysterious girl with a ring blade  persuaded him to board a ship with her to Europe. After realizing that she was also planning to use him for Injustice, He turned on her and battled her until she ran away. Now left with Nowhere to go, Dedrich could only wonder alone in the forests of Europe before reaching a village.
|Powers and Weaknesses|
Dedrich has a vast range of powers that he gains throughout the story. These powers include superhuman strength, lightning timing, The ability to slow down time If he possesses the Master sword and the power surging through his veins from Soul Calibur.
Dedrich has shown great excel in a vast variety of weapons such as the Zweihander sword, Staffs, Samurai Swords and Nunchucks. However, Dedrich cannot perform well with Dual Kodachi.
His most notable power is his ability to summon Soulcalibur and cause a blizzard attack he calls "Arctic Star".
Dedrich is still Mortal, Therefore he can be killed almost like any other human. However, It is difficult because of Soulcalibur's powers.
"Dedrich The Ripper"
Dedrich has another side that has built up within him named "Dedrich The Ripper". This is a more bloodthirsty and murderous side to Dedrich as he kills anyone mercilessly who tries to hurt him.
The Ripper is unleashed when Dedrich is in true despair.