Even though the Soulcalibur series wasn't the first historical weapons based fighting game out there (that distinction goes to Samurai Shodown), it's definitely the most consistent.
And what makes it so distinctive is its diverse cast of characters, which range everywhere from a samurai to a sadomasochistic freak show. Over the years, the characters haven't been nearly as interesting as the initial batch, but there are still some winners in the crop. And even though you might hate some of our choices and ridicule us in the comments section, our souls will still burn. Now on with the list!