Raphael Sorel is one of the playable characters in the SoulCalibur games by Namco.

He debuted in SoulCalibur II (2002) and returned in all sequels up to SoulCalibur V (2012). While he started as a protagonist in SoulCalibur II his role changed slowly in SoulCalibur III (2005) to that of an antagonist who tries to change the world and make it his own. While it was never confirmed officially, there were various hints that he is a vampire now after he got defeated by Nightmare during the events of SCII.   

Raphael returned alongside other SoulCalibur II & III Characters like Cassandra and Zasalamel in SoulCalibur VI (2018)


Raphael Sorel from the SoulCalibur Games: an Overview

Charactername:  Raphael Sorel   Developed /Created by Namco
Gameseries: SoulCalibur   First seen on: Arcades
First Game: SoulCalibur II   Year first seen: 2002
Last Game: SoulCalibur VI (2018)   Birthplace:  France
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapon: Rapier
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Raphael Sorel from SoulCalibur


SoulCalibur V (2012)


SoulCalibur Broken Destiny (2009)

SoulCalibur IV (2008)

SoulCalibur III (2005)

SoulCalibur II (2002)



Raphael Sorel in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Raphael Sorel is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration



Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Raphael Sorel


Raphael in SCIII Fan Art

by Fadly Romdhany

Raphael in SCV Fan Art

by Pio Paulo Santana



Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Raphael Sorel

07.05.2018 – Creation of Raphael’s Gallery and DB Entry