Mexican cosplayer Nadya Anton, aka Nadyasonika, picks up her sword and shield as she goes Greek, bringing to life the warrior woman Sophitia from the popular Soulcalibur fighting game franchise!
Sophitia Alexandra, better known as just Sophitia, is a fictional character in the Soul series of video games. Created by Namco’s Project Soul division, she first appeared in Soul Edge and its subsequent sequels, as well as appearing in various merchandise related to the series.
A baker-turned warrior, Sophitia became involved in the search for the cursed sword, Soul Edge, following the blessings of the Olympian god of fire and forge, Hephaestus. The affair soon affected her other family members as well, including her sister, Cassandra, and later her children, Pyrrha and Patroklos.
Sophitia’s life as a warrior began when she was chosen as one of the twenty four warriors to receive an oracle from the Olympian god of fire and forge, Hephaestus. While she was bathing in a forest, Hephaestus appeared and told her of the evil blade Soul Edge: that the existence of such a powerful blade would put shame to his name, as he had not created it, and that if anyone were to discover it, it would bring much pain to the world. Hephaestus ordered her to come to the Eurydice Shrine and receive a holy weapon, the Omega Sword, so that she could destroy the Soul Edge.
Sophitia eventually found the Soul Edge in a port in Valencia, Spain; and she fought its possessor, the dread pirate Cervantes de Leon, destroying one of the twin blades. However, shards of the evil sword flew with great force from her powerful blow wounding her too greatly to finish the fight. Just as Cervantes was about to deliver a finishing blow to the endangered Sophitia, the demon huntress ninja Taki arrived to save her and proceeded to kill Cervantes. After the battle had finished, Taki removed most of the Soul Edge shards that damaged Sophitia, but was unable to remove the one embedded near her heart without killing her, thus leaving it as it was. She then carried Sophitia back to Athens, where her sister, Cassandra, had been waiting for her. Cassandra was the only member of her family or group of friends to believe her story at the time.