Aeon Calcos made his first appearance in Soul
Calibur and has returned for Soul Calibur III, Soul Calibur IV,
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny and Soul Calibur V. A different "Lizardman" appeared in North American and European console versions of Soul
Calibur II. In his worries over
the demonic blade called Soul Edge, Hephaestus, Greek god of the forge,
gave many mortals sacred oracles and ordered them to destroy the blade.
A total of twenty-four were chosen, one for each letter in the Greek alphabet.
They came from all walks of life, from the captain of the royal knights
to the daughter of a baker. Yet each were pious and could hear the voices
of the gods. One of the chosen was a man named Aeon Calcos. Born in Sparta
under the occupation of the Ottoman Empire, Calcos was a powerful knight
gifted in the art of swordplay. Once he received the oracle from Hephaestus
he wandered the earth in search of the evil Soul Edge.
One day he was wandering
in a vast desert. His sight was fading and his mouth had been parched by
the heat and the harsh sands. He cried out to Ares, god of war, as his
remaining senses began to fade. He awoke sometime later and found himself
lying on a bed in a dim room. He learned that a man from an oasis village
had found him buried in the sands and had saved him from death. The village
was frequently ravaged by looters, so Calcos chose to repay the man's kindness
by teaching the villagers to defend themselves. However, after only one
week, the Evil Seed that had been released from the Soul Edge in Spain
rained down on the village and showered it's people with pure evil. In
that moment, Aeon Calcos was transformed into a berserk monster and he
proceeded to massacre the entire village. Months passed, and a caravan
crossing the desert brought back stories of an oasis that had been drenched
in blood and gripped by terror. Many caravans had been lost since the night
the Evil Seed rained down on humanity.
The rumor spread throughout
the land and eventually reached the ears of Kunpaetku, Grand Priest of
the dark order Fygul Cestemus whose shrine lay hidden deep within the earth.
Kunpaetku had plans for the creature who had caused this chaos, and sent
out his henchmen to capture Aeon. The monster was bound to a huge boulder
with several thick chains, but still violently resisted as he was taken
back to the Palgaea shrine. Pleased with his acquisition, Kunpaetku ordered
Calcos to be taken to the inner shrine where an experiment would be performed
on Calcos. Days passed and the ritual was completed; What had once been
Aeon Calcos had been born anew. His limbs were given immense power, his
body was covered in scales, a reptile's tail hung behind him and his head
was now that of a lizard's. The madness and the ritual had wiped Calcos'
memory, but his body remembered how to fight.
with the results, decided to educate his creation thoroughly, and thus
the once sacred warrior was transformed into a strong and loyal slave of
the Grand Priest. When he had been sufficiently trained, the Grand Priest
ordered Lizardman to search for the demonic sword Soul Edge. And so, after
three years of living in the shadows, Lizardman emerged from the bowels
of the earth and appeared at the port of India. It was there that he, along
with the giant Astaroth and the Grand Priest's army, attacked a warrior
who possessed a weapon of great power. The warrior, Kilik
held his ground against the demonic horde, but the rest of the people on
the ship were slaughtered. The battle was joined by the ship's captain,
who did possess Soul Edge. Realizing that they could not defeat Nightmare
until the time was right, Lizardman and Astaroth
offered their services to the possessed warrior to prepare for the time
when they could take the sword. They served as Nightmare's right-hand men,
and carried out the mass executions that delivered the souls to power Soul