Algol is the main antagonist and boss in SoulCalibur IV and its PSP Port SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny. He also returned as a quite surprise in SoulCalibur V.

This guy was meant to be the most powerful character in the SoulCalibur series and uses both SoulCalibur and SoulEdge as weapons and has a lot of mighty attacks with them. As a boss in SCIV he is very easy to beat though. In SCV he has almost no impact to the story and has no own story either.

Personally i had mixed feelings about his design, it reminded me a bit at Urien from Street Fighter III and i missed the stronger looking bosses like Abyss and NightTerror.

His name might be a tribute to the old Phantasy Star series by Sega btw. the star system there has the name Algol too.

It was mentioned by many fighting game players that Algol is overpowered in SoulCalibur V, he was even banned from many tournaments.



Algol from the SoulCalibur Games: an Overview

Charactername: Algol   Developed /Created by Namco
Gameseries:  SoulCalibur   Multiplatform Character  Playstation 3 & XBox360
First Game:  SoulCalibur IV   Year first seen in: 2008
Last Game:  SoulCalibur V   Birthplace: ?
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Boss   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters: Urien (SF), Gill (SF)
Has Relations to: Edge Master (Rival)   See also: Algol in the SoulCalibur Wikia


Official Game Art of Algol like promotional illustrations and concept artworks

SoulCalibur V (2012)

SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny (2009)

SoulCalibur IV (2008)

Algol SC Art Book Concept Art

SoulCalibur IV (2008)



Algol SCIV Boss Tribute R1

Algol in Game-Art-HQ Art Collaborations

Back in 2011, our first year we had a tribute about boss characters from fighting games, including Algol who was featured with the submission to the left 🙂


Selected outstanding Fan Art of Algol

Algol_vs_Astaroth SoulCalibur_by_mattahan

Algol vs Astaroth by Paul Davey

Algol from SoulCalibur Fan Art

Algol by ceasar ian muyuela


There is not a lot of fan art for Algol, if you like this character, don’t hesitate to create some!