Darkstalkers/Vampire series General Discussion


#1

The Darkstalkers 4 thread was closed, so I’m creating a brand new thread that’s specifically tailored for discussing all things Darkstalkers/Vampire related. Anything goes as long as it’s related to DS, Darkstalkers 4 discussion may continue here as well.

Darkstalkers is a fighting game franchise by Capcom, often regarded as the lesser popular cousin of the Street Fighter series. It made it’s debut in 1994 with the release of Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, also known as Vampire: The Night Warriors in Japan. Characters such as Morrigan Aensland, Demitri Maximoff, Felicia, Hsien-Ko (Lei-Lei in Japan), and Baby Bonnie Hood (Bulleta) originated from the Darkstalkers franchise, and thus have made many cameos and appearances in various Capcom games and merchandise.

Games in the series:

Debuted in 1994, the very first game in the series that introduced the Darkstalkers to the world.


The sequel to Night Warriors, released in 1995. It introduced Hsien-Ko, Donovan, and Anita to the cast of characters.


The third entry series, regarded as the absolute best game in the series and the most played. It debuted in 1997 and introduced a brand new system that differed from it’s predecessors. A much faster and sleeker all around game system creating one of the most enjoyable and addictive arcade fighters ever. Jedah Dohma, BB Hood, Q-Bee, and Lilith made their appearances in this game.


The “sequel” to Vampire Savior. Notable balance changes and reintroduced Pyron, Huitzil, and Donovan to the roster, at the expense of losing three characters from VSAV 1; Jon Talbain, Rikuo, and Sasquatch.


The “sequel” to Vampire Hunter, omitting the characters from VSAV and bringing back the full roster from VH1.


Japanese only collection released for the SEGA Dreamcast.


Japanese only collection released for the Playstation 2.


The PSP release which is essentially Vampire Chronicle on SEGA Dreamcast, now with a new mode called “Chaos Tower mode.”


For a more refined and condensed look into the Darkstalkers series, please refer to Hardcore Gaming 101’s article on the franchise:

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/darkstalkers/darkstalkers.htm

Capcom’s sprites are incredibly famous, and the Darkstalkers series boasts the very best examples of Capcom’s talent back then. A very nice article on the artistic principles the Darkstalkers series is hailed for.

http://art-eater.com/2010/07/test-1-darkstalkers/


#2

**Characters (Bios directly taken from the Darkstalkopedia http://darkstalkers.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page):

For move lists, please refer to these links via Strategy Wiki:**

http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Darkstalkers/Moves

http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Night_Warriors/Moves

http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Vampire_Savior/Moves

http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Vampire_Savior_2/Moves


ANAKARIS

ANAKARIS - BIO

The 12th Pharaoh of a great Egyptian empire. He became Pharaoh at the age of 12. Foreseeing his death and revival, he had a pyramid and a sanctum created for his return. Five thousand years later, he was brought back to life when Pyron invaded Earth. After the battle, he traveled five thousand years back in time to fight and defeat the invaders of his empire.

Once his kingdom was saved, he heard a voice from the far future. He traveled to the present time and entered the Majigen. While fighting there, he learned that the destruction of his kingdom was unavoidable. In order to protect it, he then returned to his kingdom and took his people to another dimension so that they may be free from the wars of Earth.



BABY BONNIE HOOD/BULLETA

BABY BONNIE HOOD/BULLETA - BIO

Many creatures from Makai have already entered the human world. Many of these creatures are considered by people to be of high value or sources of decorative items; materials that don’t exist in the human world (such as blood and fluids from the internal organs), can be used for research on biological weapons and the like. The demand for these is very high. The trade of the Darkhunter was created to meet the demands of these clients.

These hunters track down the monsters and collect a reward depending on the creature they poach. The risks are very high, but so are the rewards. Because they hunt the creatures of the night, failure is not an option. Failing would mean one thing, death. To fight against these Darkstalkers, merely having a fit body, martial arts skills, and firearms are not enough. It is possible for a Class C creature to kill an entire army of first class elite soldiers. A strong mind and spirit is also needed to keep one self from losing their own sanity. And a dark heart is needed so that they are not poisoned with the aura that the creatures give off.

Several hundred Darkhunters of varied skill are said to exist in the world. Some of these hunters can barely kill a wild beast from Makai, let alone a Darkstalker. Among these hunters, B. B. Hood is a Special S-Class Hunter. Her heart was dark enough that Jedah considered her a Darkstalker and pulled her into the Majigen as a worthy soul. Her stare alone can cause the lower ranking Darkstalkers to be filled with fear, and she is able to deflect many kinds of mind attacks. It would be fair to say that she was born to be a hunter.

When she was pulled into the Majigen by Jedah, she simply looked around and said, “Haha, they’re all mine… It’s been a long time since a job this big.”



BISHAMON

BISHAMON - BIO

When Bishamon was looking around in an old antique shop, as if drawn by fate, he found a piece of armor and a sword. At this moment, he lost his own thought. When he realized where he was, he was at his house. The armor and sword sitting beside him. when he went back to the store to ask what happened, he found out that he aggressively forced the owner to give the armor and sword to him. Bishamon himself had no memory of this. It made no sense to him but as he stared at the armor, it felt meaningless to him.

At the time, his wife Orin worried about Bishamon as he sat in front of the armor for days. She asked him to let go of the armor and sword but, Bishamon heard nothing of it. Two weeks later, he decided to ignore his wife and wear the armor.

The moment he wore the armor, he came back to his senses. But he realized that everything was too late and screamed with his last bit of strength, “Run…Run, Orin!!”
Bishamon’s mind was full of hate and accursed power. He had donned Hannya, the armor of hate and Kien, the blood sucking sword. He went on countless days of killing as Hannya demanded more sacrifices.

When Bishamon had fought against Pyron, Pyron’s energies caused Bishamon to be separated from Hannya’s curse. To make up for his sin’s, he and his wife became priests/monks. The practice he had started was called “Roppoudou”. This practice gave it’s followers a strong mind and would cleanse the mind and spirit its followers. Traveling throughout Japan brought peace to his heart again.

Several years later, he had stopped by an old temple. There, he found writings about a separate dimension called “Makai”. Within these writings contained drawings depicting the armor, “Hannya”, and the sword, “Kien” and other creatures similar to those two in what seemed like hell. Bishamon thought to himself, a careless person like himself may appear again. He thought that he may not be able to make up for his sins, but he may be able to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. He had already walked the path of darkness, he had nothing to fear.

To make contact with this, “Makai” he secluded himself within a deep snowy mountain. He sat down and held the Shakujou, or monk staff, and started to meditate. When his spiritual strength had reached it’s peak, he could see that of a different world with the eye’s of his heart. He was determined to seal Hannya at any cost.

At the same time, Hannya had started to thirst for blood once again. Even without having a master this time, the armor and sword started to move again. They gathered all the spirits around them to create a body and moved out to hunt Darkstalkers and their blood. When Hannya and Kien moved out, they were sucked into the Majigen. But before Hannya could kill, Bishamon had caught up to him and sealed him away. After these events, Bishamon had disappeared and is thought to have lead a peaceful life.



DEMITRI MAXIMOFF

DEMITRI MAXIMOFF - BIO

Deep within the mountains of Romania lies a castle that appears only on a full moon. The castle, named after the owner of the land, was called Zeltzereich. This castle belonged to a Makai noble, Demitri Maximoff.

Roughly 100 years ago, he had challenged Berial Aensland. He lost the battle and was exiled from Makai to the human world with his castle. Sunlight was something that was troublesome for people of Makai, especially for Demitri, who was wounded severely from his battle with Berial. If he were to be directly exposed, his body would be destroyed from the inside and he would disappear.

To avoid the sunlight and humans, he used what he had left of his powers and created a field to cover his castle. He used this field to recover his strength and heal his wounds. For 50 years, he stayed within his casket. As he slowly regained his strength, he would step out only once a full moon put a shield around his body.

By this time, there were already people that would wonder into the castle. They would somehow hear rumors of treasure’s within the castle. They would bring crosses, stakes, garlic, holy water and silver bullets thinking they were safe and recklessly attack Demitri. Demitri couldn’t help but smile as such weapons had no effect on him. To Demitri, humans were a low class vulgar race, but he enjoyed their blood. He enjoyed the blood of innocent girls the most. To him, it was like drinking the best wine in Makai. Those who had their blood sucked by Demitri had their body and soul poisoned with evil. They would become loyal servants to Demitri. Currently, 40 people settle in Demitri’s castle and care for him.

When Demitri recovered 80% of his original power, he was able to temporarily create an aura around him that would protect him from sunlight. Demitri had conquered both night and day and had no weaknesses. There were no means for humans to defeat him. After 100 years of humiliation for his loss, he had gained alot. He acquired various new abilities and knowledge. The Prince of Darkness steadily readied himself to take over Makai once again.

The presence of an alien life form on Earth was an unexpected event for Demitri. Demitri seized this opportunity to further gain strength and fought against Pyron and consumed the alien life form. He was confident that he was strong enough to challenge and defeat the ruler of Makai, Berial.

When he returned to Makai, he found out that Berial had died and his daughter, Morrigan, had become heir to the Aensland family and the ruler of Makai. As Demitri prepared himself to challenge Morrigan, he and his castle were sucked into the Majigen by Jedah. Believing that defeating Jedah was an important step, he went off to face Jedah.



#3

DONOVAN BAINE

DONOVAN BAINE - BIO

Donovan was a half-vampire, half-human child. He and his mother were outcasts of their village due to Donovan’s cursed blood. During his childhood, something caused his cursed blood to awaken and he killed everyone in the village including his mother.

He cursed his blood and went out looking for peace. He devoted his life to Buddhism, but, even after ten years, his heart could not find peace. During one of his travels, he met a girl named Anita. Her heartless, empty eyes told him that she was the same as he. Wanting to save Anita’s heart, he set off with her to hunt all the Darkstalkers in the world.

Donovan uses a torturing device called an Iron Maiden to seal any Darkstalker he hunts. He gave it the name Brad Abrude. Inside is also the severed head to the doll that Anita carries.

As he traveled with her, he found a Sword that was said to give off un-Earthly powers in the Tibetan mountains. This Sword granted Donovan more powers than ever before, but he also had to use large beads to contain the powers as well. Using the powers of the Fire, Lighting and Ice Spirits, he hunts the Darkstalkers as a Darkhunter.



ANITA
(NOTE: This character is non playable in the Darkstalkers games**)**

ANITA - BIO

Anita is the small girl that always follows Donovan around. She is 2’9’ and 29 lbs. Anita carries an old doll that seems to be a memento of her mother. She had always been with Donovan ever since she was adopted by him from her orphanage. Because of her un-human powers, she was shunned from society. This caused her to lose her emotions. She regained her emotions back as Donovan lost his humanity. She is also the one destined to become the ruler of the humans.



FELICIA

FELICIA - BIO

Felicia is a Catgirl who was taken in and raised by a Sister named Rose who gave her the name Felicia from the word Felicity. When Rose passed away, Felicia left her town hoping to be a musical star. During her travels, she met many other Catgirls of her kind. With her newfound friends, she set out for her dream of being on stage. Eventually, she and her friends successfully started a musical with Felicia being the main star.

In the events of Vampire Savior, she wondered about how she could make others happy. In her ending, she constructed an orphanage named the ‘Felicity House’.



HSIEN-KO/LEI-LEI

HSIEN-KO/LEI-LEI - BIO

Hsien-Ko and Mei-Ling were twins born in a family of Senjutsushis. Both of them were raised to be Senjutsushis and were taught Senjutsu. On the ceremonial night when they were to become a Senjutsushi, their village was attacked by Darkstalkers. The mother of the twin girls gave her life to protect the sisters, but because of this, her soul was trapped in darkness. To release their mother’s soul from the darkness, Hsien-Ko uses the Igyo Tenshin technique to turn into a Kuang Shi. Mei-Ling, her older sister, turns into a ward to make sure Hsien-Ko doesn’t lose control of herself. The two set off to hunt down Darkstalkers as a Darkhunter of the night.

After the two had freed their mother’s soul from the darkness, the two were reincarnated with the powers of their mother. The two were reborn in a normal family and were raised in happiness. On their 16th birthday, the powers of the two sisters awoke. These powers had been passed down from the very first member of the Shao family. This was their mother’s way of repaying her daughters for saving her soul. But because of this, Jedah sensed their power and deemed them as worthy souls.

The two dreamed again on the night their powers awoke. It was a nightmare which was caused by Jedah’s summoning. In the nightmare, their souls were instantly transferred to Majigen. This place was where the Senjutsushi’s and the Darkstalkers battled. It was a legendary land and Hsien-Ko and Mei-Ling’s homeland. Their leftover bodies had no soul in them anymore. They lied there side by side with no sign of life.

When they awoke, the two of them had no memory of their previous battle. They didn’t know why they were in Majigen. But they both felt strongly that they must win the battle to return to the real world. To them, it was a weird feeling, like watching a bad nightmare.

Their form in Majigen was the form which is best suited for battle. The same form they took when Pyron came to Earth. This was due to their mother lending them some powers. Though the two of them had experience as Darkhunters, they were now just ordinary girls. To survive in the world where demons live, they needed their powers of Senjutsu. With help from their mother, they could use various arts without any thought. However, the moment the two sisters lose trust in each other, their powers would be lost instantly.

After the events of Vampire Savior, their souls are once again consumed by the darkness, but their mother’s soul saved them once again. The two sisters returned to the human world and went back to their normal lives again.



#4

HUITZIL/PHOBOS

HUITZIL/PHOBOS - BIO

Huitzil is one of many robots that were created by Pyron who came to Earth 65 million years ago. When they were created, they were programmed with orders to destroy all life on the planet. After destroying all the dinosaurs, they went deep underground. Huitzil had gone into a long sleep and its functions had been dead ever since. Around 520 A.D., they were found by the Aztecs and were used for many purposes.

Later they were put into the Teotihuacan ruins and went into a long sleep again. When their creator Pyron came back to Earth, one of them awoke again and prepared to complete it’s inputted order’s again. Later, due to a malfunction, Huitzil carried out new orders: to protect a child named Cecil.



JEDAH DOHMA

JEDAH DOHMA - BIO

Though he is over 6000 years old he is the youngest out of the three High nobles of Makai. His liquid body allows him to change into any shape he chooses. He is able to absorb the souls of others and can instantly increase his own powers.

He was always concerned about the future of Makai. He believed that if Makai was left to rule by Berial, the master of the Aensland family and the true ruler of Makai, then it would grow old and begin to decay. Berial would most likely say that that is destiny and life. To Jedah, Berial was a being who should not exist. He looked for an opportunity to kill Berial and waited for the right time to strike.

After the death of Garunan, the master of the Bosital family and the oldest of the three high nobles, Jedah had a young confidant named Ozomu. Simply put, he was a gourmet. The reason he came under Jedah was to be able to eat delicious souls. As a noble, his skills were second class, but his ability to deceive others was first class. He was a genius in using others. He advised Jedah about using the gate of Makai. Jedah, being confident in his ability to absorb souls, agreed to this. He ordered Ozomu to break part of the seal to open the gate wider.

When Ozomu arrived at the gate, he realized that enormous powers lied within it. He realized that even Jedah would destroy himself if he absorbed all this power at once, and saw this as his chance to take over the throne. He lied to Jedah and told him that he must destroy all the seals because little power was coming out. After destroying the seals, he ran off to the far reaches of Makai. The destruction of Jedah meant his rise in power and the success of his plot. Though Jedah’s absorbing powers were greater than Ozomu predicted, he was still destroyed due to the sheer amount of power seeping through.

Ozomu gathered the left over power and stored it in Dohma Castle. This is how Ozomu became the new master of the Dohma family: Emperor Ozomu.
After a century long sleep, Jedah was revived in Makai. He felt concern towards the crazed Makai, with nobles fighting each other and spilling blood. Instead of anger, he felt pity towards Ozomu, who had betrayed him. Jedah had already made up his mind: his complete revival and the cleansing of all souls. For this, a new stage was necessary. A new dimension, the Majigen.

Jedah arrived at Dohma Castle and extended his hand to Ozomu. Although his powers were not yet completely restored, he had enough to remove Ozomu. Ozomu had become a spineless gourmet, and he was terrified by Jedah’s return. Jedah quietly whispered, “Ozomu… I am sorry, but please lend me your powers. Your soul would become the foundation of Majigen and will help the future of Makai.”

Dohma Castle was taken into a dark space along with Ozomu. This was the beginning of Ozomu’s salvation. Jedah believed that he was the one that needed to recreate life by fusing all souls into one life form, the Shintai. To do this, he summoned all those with worthy souls to enter his newly-created realm. During the events of Vampire Savior, Morrigan Aensland defeated and destroyed Jedah, ending his reign of terror over both Human and Demon worlds.



JON TALBAIN/GALLON

JON TALBAIN/GALLON - BIO

Jon was born between a human mother and werewolf father. His mother died shortly after giving birth to him and Jon had no contact with his father. Although he was alone, he had lived a peaceful life as a human until one full moon; that night, the beast within him awoke and he turned into a werewolf. This caused him to be shunned from human society. When he found out he was a Darkstalker, he felt no anger towards his parents. To him, his parents were just conceptual parents. He was alone since he could remember.

He maintained his human self by cursing his fate. His heart was not strong enough to accept everything and to move as his heart desires. Following his inner voice, he devoted himself to fighting to take himself past his limits. This was part of his pride as a human to fight against his other half. Believing that if he takes himself past his own limit, he may be able to turn back into a human again.

After Pyron was defeated, Talbain was able to lift his curse and regained his human form. The adults did not accept him anymore, the children accepted him. Although he was able to sustain his human form for many years, he could feel that a beast still lived within him. But this was a temporary illusion that he caused. One day, he heard a voice in his mind and turned back into a Werewolf. It was impossible to cleanse his own blood. His will couldn’t change the future.

During the battles in Majigen, he came face to face with his dark self within. The fate that was pulled by his battles. To flee from his curse, he kept taking himself past his own limits. Though there may be irreversible consequences, he had no choice but to keep going forward. In the end, he realized that he is a Darkstalker and decides to live his life as a wolf. Regardless of this, he still has compassion for children and takes care of two orphans, as seen in the ending of Darkstalkers 3.



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LILITH AENSLAND

LILITH AENSLAND - BIO

Berial foresaw that Makai would be exposed to the crisis of perishing soon. Some great Life Form would be needed to maintain the unbalanced world of Makai. He foresaw that one with such power would not be born in the family of Aensland for another 1,200 years. Knowing this, he decided to leave the future of the Aensland family in Morrigan’s hands. To Berial, the future of the Aensland family was the same as the future of Makai.

Morrigan was a very special Succubus, even within all of the Darkstalkers. She was born as an S Class noble. But at that time, roughly 300 years ago, a struggle for power had already started. Various battles had occurred in various locations. It was unacceptable for a Succubus child to be given rights to power at the time. The problems didn’t end there, either. Morrigan had no way to control the enormous powers that she held within. If she were to be left alone, she would destroy herself and the land around her. Berial decided to split her powers and isolate them to protect her. Morrigan’s soul was split into 2; one half being closed off into a space that Berial had created.

But her powers weren’t simply split evenly. Because her powers were forcefully divided, they kept drawing each other with a powerful force. To control this, Berial took another part of her power and sealed it within himself. Thus, Morrigan’s soul had been divided into three. One in Morrigan, one in the sealed space, and one in Berial’s body. When these become one, Morrigan can regain her full power. But if one doesn’t recognize their own ability, it is difficult to sense one’s own existence, let alone control it. Morrigan herself found out about her other half after Berial had died.

When Berial died, the sealed off power was supposed to return to it’s rightful owner. Once this was complete, the next ruler of Makai was supposed to be born, as Berial foresaw it. But because the part which Berial contained had been lost, Morrigan’s power had not returned to completely. And a certain accident had occurred in the sealed space that even Berial himself did not notice.

The sealed off power had begun to have it’s own will. She, Lilith, had began to recognize herself roughly ten years after the sealing. It was Morrigan’s heart which slipped into Lilith’s consciousness, although Morrigan herself never noticed this. As Lilith found about Makai, her feelings grew. These feelings were different from normal emotions like admiration and jealousy. They were closer to a primitive instinct to want to go back to its home.

In Makai, power is indicated by the strength of the soul. If a soul is forcefully divided, it is not surprising that the soul will try to return to its full self. Morrigan’s soul was powerful enough that it was able to produce a will of its own.

Due to Jedah’s plot, Lilith was able to attain a body. In return, Lilith was to lure Morrigan and the other Darkstalkers. Morrigan’s true powers were something that Jedah could not overlook. It’s unknown if Lilith understood Jedah’s intention and the meaning of his salvation, but Lilith enjoyed her newfound freedom. To Lilith, the Majigen was a real world that she was able to be born in. Her enjoyment will last as long as she can fight someone who can satisfy her curiosity, and be able to somehow return to her true body. She is like a child who doesn’t know the true darkness yet, but she is also a capable and dangerous seductress.
After she and Morrigan met, Lilith was finally able to return to her true self when she and Morrigan fused back together into one.



LORD RAPTOR/ZABEL ZAROCK

LORD RAPTOR/ZABEL ZAROCK - BIO

A charismatic young rocker who killed himself and 100 other fans in his final live performance. Because of his thirst for power, he was noticed by Emperor Ozomu. He resurrected him as a Zombie and told him that if he wishes to be stronger, he would have to kill the Darkstalkers. Although Lord Raptor agreed, his true plans were to kill Ozomu himself and to take over the spot of being the Emperor. But when Ozomu and Ozomu’s castle disappeared, Lord Raptor was puzzled. When he arrived at the location where Ozomu’s castle stood, he found the entrance to the Majigen. This time, he intended to kill the creator of Majigen and take over his spot.



MORRIGAN AENSLAND

MORRIGAN AENSLAND - BIO

Morrigan Aensland is a succubus and she was born in 1678, in a region of Scotland. Berial foresaw that Makai would be exposed to the crisis of perishing soon. Someone, a great Life Form, would be needed to maintain the unbalanced world of Makai. He foresaw that one with such power would not be born in the family of Aensland for another 1,200 years. Knowing this, he decided to leave the future of the Aensland family in Morrigan’s hands. To Berial, the future of the Aensland family was the same as the future of Makai.

Morrigan was a very special Succubus, even within all of the Darkstalkers. She was born as an S Class noble. But at that time, roughly 300 years ago, a struggle for power had already started. Various battles had occurred in various locations. It was unacceptable for a Succubus child to be given rights to power at the time. The problems didn’t end there either. Morrigan had no way to control the enormous powers that she held within. If she were to be left alone, she would destroy herself and the land around her. Berial, her adoptive father and head of the Aensland House, split her soul in three to protect her. Morrigan grew up without knowing this. She found her life in the Aensland castle dull. She visited the human world many times to look for some kind of fun. One night, she was drawn to the strange power permeating from Pyron and ventured into the human world again.

After she came back from the human world, she was told that Berial died and she was the next successor to the throne of the Aensland family. Although she is rightfully the ruler of Makai, she avoids her duties and continues her life like before. But when Jedah created the Majigen, she and her castle are pulled into Jedah’s dimension. Sensing Lilith, the now sentient remainder of her soul, Morrigan set off hoping to find some sort of enjoyment. After meeting with Lilith, she was finally able to return to her true self when the both of them fused back together into one. Some time later, Morrigan fought against Jedah, She defeated him in an epic battle and ended his evil reign of terror. Peace then came to both The Human and Demon worlds.



#6

PYRON

PYRON - BIO

An alien from the planet Hellstorm, whose size largely surpasses the Milky Way. After evolving over many years, he became an extremely powerful cosmic being whose orbital span stretched over 400,000 light years and counting. Over the span of 200 million years, he sought to collect beautiful planets and other celestial objects by consuming them. After traveling across the universe at speeds well beyond light, he lands deep within the Atlantic Ocean to wait for the right time to consume Earth. Originally, he came to Earth 65 million years ago and created the army of Phobos to destroy life on Earth. It is unknown why Pyron didn’t consume Earth back then.



Q-BEE

Q-BEE - BIO

She is the leader of the Soul Bee race, a race that eats souls to live. Q-Bee stands for Queen Bee, which is her title, not her name. Their race lived in the lands of the Dohma family. But during the time when Jedah was dead, her home began to crumble and her race was on the verge of dying out. When Jedah was revived and created the Majigen, she notices the vast amount of souls in the new dimension. She heads towards the Majigen to gather souls to satisfy her Soul Bee’s hunger and to satisfy her own hunger as well.



RIKUO/AULBATH

RIKUO/AULBATH - BIO

Deep beneath the Amazon lay a kingdom of the 30,000 Mermen. One day, this peaceful aquatic empire was shattered and destroyed by a tremendous earthquake and volcanic eruption. The Merman Emperor and hero Rikuo, was alone. His empire destroyed, he was filled with rage and, when he found out that Pyron was the one who caused the fall of his empire, he vowed to destroy him. But when he met another survivor, Aqueria, he settled down with her to rebuild his empire. He and his wife moved out of the Amazon into the great ocean to raise their family. Currently, family consists of his wife Aqueria, his three sons and 12 soon to hatch eggs.

Rikuo and his family live in a crack, 150 m (492 ft) deep. The current of the ocean doesn’t make it’s way into the area and is a perfect location to protect their eggs from danger. His current job is to search for any other survivors of his kingdom. He searches in a radius of 200 km (124.27 miles) for any other surviving Mermen. Though close to his home is a deep oceanic trench and a fast ocean current runs through it. If Rikuo fell into the teach, even he couldn’t swim against the strong current. And the deepest he could search was 1000 m (0.62 miles) deep.

It was a endless search but Rikuo believed that other mermen had survived. Ever since he and his family had moved to this sea, although very faint, he had sensed the life of something similar to his own race. As days pass, his search for his fellow merman increases in area and the time he spends with his family decreases. During one of his searches, one of his sons, Alba disappears. He ponders to himself about how one could defend a kingdom if he cannot protect his own family. Believing that his son was sucked into the Majigen, Rikuo heads his way into Jedah’s realm. But when the powers of Makai start to fade, the dark sea of Sargasso was opened and Rikuo found his son along with a new race of merman. The two families now help to build the civilization of the sea.



#7

SASQUATCH

SASQUATCH - BIO

Sasquatch(サスカッチ, Sasukatchi) is the most noble of his tribe of Bigfoot that live deep in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. When he sensed the powers of the monster Pyron, he set out to find out what it was. After returning to his village, he finds members of his village have disappeared. In the center of his village was a huge hole. Determined that his fellow villagers have been pulled into trouble, Sasquatch jumped into the hole to help them. In the end, he found out that his fellow Bigfoot went willingly because Jedah offered them lots of bananas.



VICTOR

VICTOR - BIO

Victor was the creation of a mad scientist by the same name. However, Professor Victor Von Gerdenheim died shortly after giving life to Victor. Believing that if he proves that he is the strongest in the world, the Professor would accept him, Victor leaves the castle. After Victor had fought many Darkstalkers, he came back to the castle hoping the Professor would accept him, but the dead Professor did not wake up. Instead, the prototype Emily welcomed Victor back.

The two lived happily for many years until one night, Emily’s functions came to a stop. Victor believed that if he collects many souls, he could revive Emily. He entered the Majigen to collect souls with this intent. In the end, he sacrificed himself by using all his powers to revive Emily.



#8

To the other Darkstalkers thread?


#9

Questions:

Where was it stated that Morrigan defeated Jedah? I know that she defeated Lilith and became one with her again, bringing all three parts of her power back into one body making her really strong, but strong enough to beat Jedah? Even if it happened, could I just see some proof?

Also, how the hell could Demitri beat Pyron? Pyron had to have been weak or gone easy on him or something.


#10

wow victor is no more?. such character loss. Hope he is revive and not simply replace in the DS series.


#11

I think confirmed dead is

Donovan, Victor, Pyron, Lilith, Jedah(?)


#12

Its ashamed we lost them. I know they be playable in next DS game but I prefer they still lived in the series.


#13

Capcom doesn’t care about continuity, I’m pretty sure the full roster will be back in DS4 in some way.

Pyron isn’t that hard, I always found him a lot easier than Jedah.


#14

People are just reading up on it. No need to make a useless post like mine to say “awesome”.

Off topic: Can’t get the new GGPO to work for me, but for those that can, give this fine game a shot.


#15

I’m pretty sure that Morg can split Lilith out at anytime she wants.


#16

I meant canonically… :stuck_out_tongue:

Going by Morrigan’s ending, doesnt seem that way. Heck, even if Lilith’s ending was canon it looks as if when Morrigan and Lilith fuse they just become one body with some personality changes and a huge power boost.


#17

Oh, ha, my bad. I dunno, but he killed him! I always figured that’s why Demitri is suddenly much stronger in Savior.


#18

Well, while it isn’t canon per se, some material post VSav - specifically her MvC appearance, seems to hint this. Besides, you know that Capcom would use this excuse to bring Lilith back if they ever do make a new Vampire (and possibly include a merged “Shin” Morrigan in an update).

Besides, are you saying that Morrigan is above recreating her “little sister” for a bit of fun, possibly involving an incestuous lesbian three way?


#19

But you see, the MvC1 and TvC Morrigan are supposed to be her pre Vampire Savior. Post Vampire Savior Morrigan, the where she absorbs Lilith, is in MvC3 already. you’ll notice that during her Darkness Illusion Super, the Uppercut Super, and other supers where Lilith would appear, its simply clones of Morrigan instead.

Lol, uhm, well the thing is that Lilith has a complete conciousness away from Morrigan. If she recreated Lilith somehow, not only would she lose a huge amount of her power, Lilith would probably try to fight Morrigan to gain full control, or she’d run away or something. Besides, Morrigan can just create clones of herself for that purpose Im sure :stuck_out_tongue: That sounds like a very sexy idea though :rofl:

Still not strong enough to beat Jedah or Morrigan (loses to them in the canon) which makes no damn sense because if you absorb Pyron who can simply eat planets like galactus, shouldnt you be as strong as him?

Well, Jedah can travel dimensions and stuff so I can see how he would still be able to beat Demitri/Pyron. Im still salty that Morrigan is so strong tho :stuck_out_tongue:


#20

Even if he did die, Victor was Frankenstein’s monster. He’ll need another mad scientist to revive him.