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Karin Koenig Karin Koenig
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Karin Koenig
Game Shadow Hearts: CovenantChaos Wars
Kana カレン・ケーニッヒ
Romaji Karen Kēnihhi
Voice actor(s) Ja-lgflag.gif Miki Nagasawa
Voice actor(s) Uk-lgflag.jpg Kari Wahlgren*
Age 25
Eye color Brown-grey
Hair color Red
Home Germany
Weapon(s) Sabres
Special Arts Sword Arts
Element Fire Element fire.gif

Library Entry[edit | edit source]

First Entry:
"A lieutenant in the German Imperial Army, she has been ordered by General Heimann, head of the garrison at Luxembourg, to capture the village of Domremy."

Second Entry:
"Former German army officer. After events in Domremy, she has joined up with Yuri and his companions and changed into one of Cornelia's hand-me-downs."

Bio[edit | edit source]

An officer in the German army and descendant of a long line of Bavarian nobility from Munich, Karin first encounters Yuri at the church in Domremy, when he saves her from an errant grenade. After accompanying Nicolai to obtain the Mistletoe and watching the ensuing events, Karin joins Yuri's side. She uses swords, especially rapiers, in battle and obtains Sword Art power-ups through the score of the Wagner opera Der Ring der Nibelungen. Karin doesn't really have a weakness or strength.

Spoiler Alert[edit | edit source]

As revealed in the ending of Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Anne Hyuga is actually Karin Koenig, sent back in time after defeating Susano-O. Her unintended trip back in time causes her to encounter Jinpachiro Hyuga, using her alias as "Anne" given to her by Princess Anastasia Romanov as a way to hide her German heritage, eventually giving birth to Yuri.

This makes her existence a predestination paradox and Yuri's an ontological paradox.

Spoilers end here.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Fiercely independent and well-mannered, she harbors a crush and later deep love for Yuri, and sticks by him in any situation.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Karin wears a dark brown shirt with no sleeves held up by a black marble necklace circlet decorated with small silver sleeves. On her left arm is a dark brown glove starting at the middle in between her shoulder and elbow, and on her right arm is a gold bracelet in between her shoulder and elbow, and on both hands are large black and bronze bracelets. Her shirt hem also has a black belt hem attached shaped like a V. She has an orange and black skirt which goes up to the middle of her thighs, and on her legs are high heel black boots which can be tied by many strings by the side decorated with orange ribbons at the top which are two inches down from her skirt. She also has a steel sword hanging on a scabbard on her skirt.

Fighting Style[edit | edit source]

As proficient at using magic as well as her swords, Karin is a balanced fighter, but leans more towards physical attacks.

A very versatile character, she can have up to four strike areas on the Judgement Ring and deal fairly moderate damage as either an attacker or mage, or provide assistance as a support character.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Karin uses fire-enhanced sword techniques learnt from reading Nibelung Manuscripts.

She gains more skills as finds the Nibelung acts, and in addition, the more she finds, the more powerful her existing skills become.

Sword Arts
Name MP Cost Description Image Ring
Heuervelk

16 MP

Karin leaps up into the air, and throws her sabre at her opponent, which explodes into a ring of fire. Fire class, Small AOE, 1 Hit, High-Angle. Heuervelk.jpg Sh2 ring heurvalk 1.jpg
Bullenfogel

16 MP

Karin charges her sabre with magic, and creates a fast-travelling column of fire which knocks down enemies in its path. Fire class, linear, small AOE, 2 hits, Knockdown. Bullenfogel.jpg Sh2 ring bullen 1.jpg
Geuschbenst

20 MP

Coating her sabre with flames, she repeatedly slashes at her opponent, leaving a trail of fire in the blade's wake. Non-elemental physical attack. Single target, 12 hits, High-angle. Geuschbenst.jpg Sh2 ring ghostwalk 1.jpg
Sonnestark 88 MP Karin encircles herself with embers and flings a ball of flame from the tip of her sabre. The ball then etches a phoenix motif onto the ground, summoning a large flame in the shape of a phoenix to rise up and scorch enemies. Sonnestark.jpg Sh2 ring sonnerstark.jpg

Sword Arts
Name MP Cost Description Image Ring
Heuervelk

32 MP

Karin leaps up into the air, and throws her sabre at her opponent, which explodes into a ring of fire. Fire class, Medium AOE, 1 Hit, High-Angle. Heuervelk.jpg Sh2 ring heurvalk 2.jpg
Bullenfogel

32 MP

Karin charges her sabre with magic, and creates a fast-travelling column of fire which knocks down enemies in its path. Fire class, linear, medium AOE, 2 hits, Knockdown. Bullenfogel.jpg Sh2 ring bullen 2.jpg
Geuschbenst

36 MP

Coating her sabre with flames, she repeatedly slashes at her opponent, leaving a trail of fire in the blade's wake. Non-elemental physical attack. Single target, 18 hits, High-angle. Geuschbenst.jpg Sh2 ring ghostwalk 2.jpg
Sonnestark 88 MP Karin encircles herself with embers and flings a ball of flame from the tip of her sabre. The ball then etches a phoenix motif onto the ground, summoning a large flame in the shape of a phoenix to rise up and scorch enemies. Sonnestark.jpg Sh2 ring sonnerstark.jpg

Sword Arts
Name MP Cost Description Image Ring
Heuervelk

64 MP

Karin leaps up into the air, and throws her sabre at her opponent, which explodes into a ring of fire. Fire class, Large AOE, 1 Hit, High-Angle. Heuervelk.jpg Sh2 ring heurvalk 3.jpg
Bullenfogel

64 MP

Karin charges her sabre with magic, and creates a fast-travelling column of fire which knocks down enemies in its path. Fire class, linear, large AOE, 2 hits, Knockdown. Bullenfogel.jpg Sh2 ring bullen 3.jpg
Geuschbenst

72 MP

Coating her sabre with flames, she repeatedly slashes at her opponent, leaving a trail of fire in the blade's wake. Non-elemental physical attack. Single target, 24 hits, High-angle. Geuschbenst.jpg Sh2 ring ghostwalk 3.jpg
Sonnestark 88 MP Karin encircles herself with embers and flings a ball of flame from the tip of her sabre. The ball then etches a phoenix motif onto the ground, summoning a large flame in the shape of a phoenix to rise up and scorch enemies. Fire class, Pierce, 2 hits, High-angle. Sonnestark.jpg Sh2 ring sonnerstark.jpg

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"Here I go!" (Crest Magic Attack)

"Give me power!" (Arc Crest)

"You're finished!" (Geuschbenst Level 1+2)

"Now, die!" (Geuschbenst Level 3)

"I summon you... Phoenix!" (Sonnenstark)

"Don't mess my clothes up." (victory)

"Don't underestimate me because I'm a woman."(victory)

"I can still fight." (victory)

"Keep your eyes where they belong." (victory)

"Maybe you just wanted to hold hands with the old man?" (before entering Yuri's heart to face Amon)

Appearances outside Shadow Hearts[edit | edit source]

Karin has also appeared in Chaos Wars as one on the many cross-over characters from the Shadow Hearts series.

Her ultimate skill is "Sonnestark", the same as in Shadow Hearts: Covenant.

She also wields her Durandal weapon.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There is an engraving on the gold plate of Karin's necklace which reads "Ducunt Volentem Fata Nolentem Trahunt", which roughly translates into "Fate leads the willing soul, but drags along the unwilling one."
  • Karin's Sword Arts did not translate well. The most likely intended titles are as follows: Feuerwerk (fireworks), Brennvögel (literally, "burn bird," possibly a Phoenix reference), Gespenst (ghost), and Sonnenstark (as strong as the sun).
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