sc5-s112.jpg (208979 bytes)
 
Xiba
 
sc5-xiba2p.jpg (877954 bytes)

BIO:

Xiba's master is Kong Xiuqiang and he studies the secrets arts of the Ling-Sheng Su Style Rod & Kong Style Rod. During the events of Soul Calibur 5, Xiba is traveling with Maxi, Leixia and Natsu. He is beloved by the villagers who live at the foot of Zhen Hang Mountain. Xiba is based off of the Monkey King from the Journey to the West story in Chinese Folklore..

Four travelers plodded through the vast desert wastes of the northeast Mughal Empire: The wild boy Xiba, on a quest to inherit the Kali-Yuga, one of the three sacred treasures; Maxi, sent to accompany Xiba by an old man named Edge Master; Leixia, guided by a pendant with a curious blue stone; and Natsu, Leixia's friend and bodyguard. The four had become companions on their journey to the west.

"Maxi! I'm hungry!" Xiba leaned heavily into his rod, his stomach rumbling loudly. "We just ate!" shouted Leixia, but Maxi gave her a calm smile and ruffled the young woman's hair. "I hear they have great steam buns in the next town, Xiba" he said. As Leixia blushed, Xiba leapt up, suddenly reinvigorated and raring to go. Natsu could only shake her head and sigh. What destiny would await this misfit crew at the end of their grueling journey? It didn't matter to Xiba - not now, anyway. All he cared about was getting to the next town and those steam buns...
 
xiba-sc5artwork.jpg (585240 bytes)    xiba-sc5render.jpg (546930 bytes)    sc5-s97.jpg (289782 bytes)    xiba-sc5-sketch.png (193199 bytes)
 

ORIGIN:
Soul Calibur 5

 
xiba-screen.jpg (56493 bytes)    sc5-s113.jpg (214576 bytes)
 

OTHER APPEARANCES:
---

 

Page Updated:  June 6th, 2014

It's been a while since a proper Monkey King inspired fighting game character came around. As the successor to Kilik, Xiba definitely isn't as serious or as cool as his elder... Kilik definitely set the bar high. Xiba's outfits designs are alright, but nothing that spectacular either. Personality-wise, I think they took Xiba's obsessed with food gimmick just a bit too far... it's kinda overpowering. I don't think his English voice suits him very well either. I really don't know what's going on with Xiba's hair, either... it's a pretty random style.

Overall, I think Namco could've made a "younger" Kilik design with a bit more finesse. Xiba's moveset has its cool moments, but he gets a bit too sloppy at times... I highly prefer any of Kilik's previous movesets.

Fighting  Style  /  Moveset
Personality  /  Charisma
Outfit(s)  /  Appearance
Effectiveness  in  series
Overall Score