Nathaniel William Adams is one of the playable characters in the SoulCalibur fighting game series by Namco. He is usually just known as Rock instead of his full name. 

Rock debuted as one of the first characters of the series in SoulEdge (1996) but had to be unlocked first through playing the Arcade /Tales of Souls modes in SoulCalibur (1998) and SoulCalibur III (2005). in SoulCalibur II (2002) he is not directly unlockable as the character who uses his moveset is masked and just called “Berserker”. Rock is again one of the unlockable characters in SoulCalibur IV (2008) and playable from the start in the PSP port of SCIV, SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny (2009).

He uses a giant Axe as his weapon and was kinda replaced by Astaroth in SoulCalibur, but Namco separated both characters moveset more with every new game. 


Rock from the SoulCalibur Games: an Overview

Charactername:  Rock / Nathaniel William “Rock” Adams   Developed /Created by Namco 
Gameseries:  SoulCalibur   First seen on: Arcades
First Game: Soul Edge   Year first seen: 1996 
Last Game: SoulCalibur Broken Destiny (2009)   Birthplace: England 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapon: Battle Axe
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters: Astaroth (Gameplay) 
Has Relations to: Bangoo   See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Rock from SoulCalibur

SoulCalibur Broken Destiny (2009)

SoulCalibur IV (2008)

SoulCalibur III (2005)




Rock in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Rock is a part of our tribute to the 20th Anniversary of SoulEdge from 2016



Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Rock


Rock Redesigned

by Pio Paulo Santana

Rock (SCIV Design)

by Pryce14



Updates and Additions in Rock’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview

14.12.2017 – Creation of Rock’s new gallery