Otaku Eternal | Posted 06/27/08 | Reply
^.^ cool card Ryu-kun! and by reading you comment, I can see why you choose this character to be on the card. very nice choice
Well, I'll ttyl! bye!
Senior Otaku | Posted 06/27/08 | Reply
To some of you this card may only reach its full sense potential if clarifications are given, so I will provide them:
Siegfried Schtauffen is a character of the Soul series by Namco (3D fighting games comprised of several installments; namely Soul Edge and Soul Calibur 1 through 4. I could cite Soul Calibur Legends also but I don't feel its mainstream enough to be included). Siegfried is a tormented character. In an occasion he happens to kill his father having mistakened him for someone else and, unable to bear the guilt of his deed he warped his mind into creating a pretense assailant to hunt down. For that end he seeks the ultimate weapon, Soul Edge, a cursed sword that will dominate whoever wields it and devour the soul of whoever it slays. After acquiring Soul Edge by the end of Soul Edge (the game); Siegfried becomes the sword's new host, and kills many to feed the hunger of the wicked blade, thusly becoming what would later be known as "The Azure Knight" and later "Nightmare".
A sword exists though that can counter the evil of the cursed sword Soul Edge, the spirit sword, Soul Calibur; by the end of the second Soul Calibur game, Siegfried finds the spirit sword and breaks away from the curse. The evil in him takes the shape of a hollow armor that wields Soul Edge in an attempt to regain its host; that abomination is then known as "Nightmare".
Siegfried from that point on lives his days seeking redemption for the guilt of his past sins, but that very behavior molds his own self into something strong and righteous.
That should be enough to explain the reason of having chosen Siegfried to illustrate the message within this card.