Real name


Birth place

Peking (Beijing), Ming Empire (present-day China)

Birth date

January 21, 1589


2 (Soul Calibur III-Soul Calibur IV)



Fighting style

Shissen Karihadi


Owner, Cream


Soul Calibur III
Soul Calibur IV
Soul Calibur V
Soul Calibur Endless Rage

First game

Soul Calibur III

English voice actor

Carrie Savage (Soul Calibur III)
Stephanie Sheh (TV series, Soul Calibur IV, Soul Calibur Endless Rage)
Janice Kawaye (Soul Calibur V)

Yao the Cat (Chinese: 瑤貓, Pinyin: Yáo​ Māo​) is a character in the Soul series of the fighting games made by Toshiyuki Endo. Yao is the cat to Cream. She made her debut in Soul Calibur III, and has returned in Soul Calibur IV, Soul Calibur V, and Soul Calibur Endless Rage.


Pre-Soul Calibur IIIEdit

Physical appearanceEdit

Yao is a beige cat with brown eyes and curly, brown hair. She has short hair with two curls at the front, similar to Viola's in Soul Calibur V. In Soul Calibur IV, she has long hair with curls at the front (Fairy Curls). She has cute cat ears and has a human body (except for the head). She has a cute tail, except Soul Calibur III-IV. She has the same height as Cream's. She has a sweet and young face, similar to Abelia's.


Soul Calibur IIIEdit

In Soul Calibur III, Yao's main weapon is Raimei. Nunchaku that is said to be able to generate lightning. It once belonged to the famous martial artist, Li Wang, but because he never took an apprentice, it went unused for a long period of time after his death. It is said that the wielder can increase the strength of the lightning by focusing his will.

Soul Calibur IVEdit

In Soul Calibur IV, Yao's main weapon is Chained Kozuka. Two short swords, each with a short blade and long hilt, connected with thread. It was originally conceived by a street performer as a prop for use in acrobatics. It definitely lacks the sturdiness of a real weapon.

Soul Calibur VEdit

In Soul Calibur V, Yao wields a pink version of Foundation.

Soul Calibur Endless RageEdit

In Soul Calibur Endless Rage, Yao wields a pink version of Raimei.

Fighting StyleEdit

Like Cream, Yao uses a nunchaku with Jeet Kune Do movement because she fights with Shissen Karihadi.

Critical FinishEdit

Yao throws a few nunchaku blows to the opponent who is stunned and then thrown airborne by a palm strike. She then leaps in the air and delivers a fatal kick to the opponent's neck or ribs, ending the fight.

Critical EdgeEdit

Yao punches her opponent twice, and finally blasts them with an elbow finisher.


TV Series / Soul Calibur Endless RageEdit

Yao's outfit consists of a pink floor-length off the shoulder Chinese robe that has a slit on the right side and pink kung fu shoes. Her robe has Chinese designs on them.

Create-a-Soul formula SCIIIEdit

Name: Yao

Gender: Female

Job: Monk

Discipline: Soul of Maxi

Weapon: Any

Head: Cat Ears (04,16)

Hair: Curly Sides (05,25)

Mid Torso: Alchemist's Dress (34,17)

Feet: Kung Fu Shoes (34,17)

Face: 04

Eyebrows: 05,25

Lips: 03,15

Eyes: 05,25

Skin: 04,15

Underwear: 33,17

Voice: Girl 1 (English)

Alignment: Good/Light


Yao means Jade in English.



  • Yao is a talking cat so she speaks English in most Soul Calibur games.


Soul Calibur IIIEdit

  • Please get out of my way!
  • This is gonna be great!
  • All right, let's settle this!
  • Out of the way! Hurry up and disappear!
  • You're in my way!
  • You wanna die that badly?!
  • Let's settle this fair and square.
  • I prefer not to do this...but we have no choice.
  • Are you sure you want to do this?
  • At least you're not going to run away.
  • Your sight...irritates me.
  • You have a very irritating face.
  • Be careful from now on!
  • I'll take you on any time you want!
  • It looks like I'm just too strong for you.
  • I won't hold back next time!
  • I could never lose to the likes of you!
  • You deserved that.
  • Stay there and die!
  • You should have said so if you're so weak!
  • I'm sorry, but I must move on.
  • It looks like I got lucky.
  • It was a decent match.
  • It looks like I won today. But who know what'll happen next time.
  • That look suits you well.
  • You're a helpless fool.
  • How absolutely laughable.
  • What happened to your earlier enthusiasm?
  • The power of kung-fu made all the difference. - Press or hold any button during replay
  • Prepare yourself!
  • Outta the way!
  • Let's end this!
  • Aren't we cheeky?
  • This is absurd!
  • Go down!
  • Goodbye!
  • It's over!
  • Die!
  • You idiot!
  • You filth!
  • Shut up!
  • You fool!
  • Suffer!
  • Moron!
  • Disappear!
  • I'm sorry!
  • Get ready!
  • Excuse me!
  • Back away!
  • How rude!
  • Stay down!
  • Goodbye.
  • It's over.
  • Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
  • You're irritating!
  • Disappear!
  • You imbecile!
  • Slowpoke!
  • What do you want?
  • Suffer.
  • Go ahead and die.
  • You can't get away!
  • Let's go!
  • Gotcha!
  • Did I do it?
  • How about...this?!
  • Take...this!
  • Hey, you're not half bad. - Taunt
  • Give it up already. - Taunt
  • You touch me and you die! - Taunt
  • You think you can handle this?! - Taunt
  • Are you out of shape? - Taunt
  • You should really give up. - Taunt
  • What?!
  • I can't believe this!
  • Damn!
  • No good!
  • Ugh!
  • Phew!...
  • No!
  • I don't believe this!

Soul Calibur IVEdit

Soul Calibur VEdit