Solnhofen is a minor character in Soulcalibur IV. Originally a member of the Bird of Passage, he is an Ostrheinsburg soldier, and he fights with Raphael's fighting style. In Tira's Story Mode, Solnhofen accompanies her for the first three stages, but then Tira offers his soul to Soul Edge. He seems to be somewhat loyal to Nightmare, and also seems to be power-hungry, as his fighting dialogue dictates. He is made completely of character creation parts. Solnhofen is also one of the enemies that Mitsurugi defeats in a special movie featuring Darth Vader. It is possible he was turned into a vampire much like Raphael, due to his Critical Finish.
According to the New Legends of Project Soul sourcebook, Solnhofen survived the events of Soulcalibur IV, and presumably, his mind broken, remains a servant of Tira.
Creation Formula of Solnhofen in SCIV
Physique: 0 Muscularity: 0
Male Voice 5 Pitch: 0
Hair: Chinese Braid
Hair, Eyebrows and Eyes
- So you wish for an early grave.
- There is no possiblity of victory for you.
- Don't blame me, blame fate.
- Now, kneel before me.
- *laughs* Crawl at my feet!
- Do you feel my power, you maggots?
- The winner is determined by strength.
- Cry out in fear!
- Dirty scum!
- How was it?
- Only the strong survive! As it should be!