|Special Ability||Sword Arts|
|Voice Actor||Miki Nagasawa (JP)|
See: Anne Hyuga
Karin was born to a noble family from Munich, who had recently fallen into hard times.
In Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Karin is sent to Domremy to help capture it for the Germany Imperial Army by General Heimann. However, the attack on Domremy is prevented by a Demon who attacks Karin and her party, killing many men in the process.
Karin returns to General Heimann and tells him of the failed attack. He insists she return to Domremy to guide Cardinal Nicholas Conrad. Before returning, she travels with Nicolai to Apoina Tower so he can collect an item to exorcise the demon that awaits them.
In Apoina Tower, Karin and Nicolai speak – he explains that he needs her to feel safe with regards to all the monsters that appear within the tower. She tells him that the monsters and spirits in Apoina Tower feel malevolent, compared to the demon she met – who seemed sad to her. They progress up the tower and battle the monster guarding the Holy Mistletoe, which is required to exorcise the demon in Domremy.
Upon returning to Domremy with Nicolai, Karin progresses through the village and is attacked by possessed toys which the villagers have set up to prevent further attack on the town. However, Karin and Nicolai are able to reach the church where they find that the demon is actually a a man named Yuri who has the ability to turn into a demon. Nicolai stabs Yuri with the Holy Mistletoe in order to seal his power. Yuri and Karin are then rescued by Blanca and Gepetto who bring them to a cave outside of Ardennes Forest.
Gepetto tells Karin that she cannot return as she will be killed if her old unit finds her. He suggests that she travel with them to Paris where he has an apartment. Travelling through Ardennes Forest, Yuri collapses and Karin tries to wake him. Unable to, she and Gepetto build a fire and talk. Gepetto tells her a little of how he and Yuri met, reassures her that Yuri is human, but he has the ability of fusion which allows him to turn into a monster. However, while Yuri is asleep, a monster appears from within him, and Karin is forced to wake Yuri up, as she has no means of defense. Yuri and Gepetto are able to defeat it with help from Blanca, and they continue travelling to Paris.
In Paris, Gepetto gives her some of Cornelia‘s old clothes to wear. Yuri and Gepetto admire her in her new outfit and she slaps them. yuri has suggested going to find Roger Bacon in Nemeton Monastery as he may know more about the curse of the Holy Mistletoe. Karin suggests travelling via Le Havre as it is a port town that isn’t as guarded as some others. They agree, and Karin insists on coming with them as she is now being hunted by Sapientes Gladio and wants to know the truth behind why. Gepetto offers her a rapier that belonged to him in his university days and she accepts.
When Karin and the party reach Le Havre the have no money for a boat to Southampton. She joins the towns vigilantes with the others as there is a reward being offerd to keep the town safe from a bandit.
Karin and the others encounter the bandit, who’s is calling himself “Grand Papillon”, but they manage to chase him off before he can do any more damage. The next morning, the party is asked by the Vigilantes to try and capture Grand Papillon, and are led to his hangout at the town tavern. Karin is given one half of their reward before undertaking the task. However, they see Grand Papillon playing with some children so are dubious about his being a bandit.
Karin addresses Grand Papillon to ask why he is threatening the town, and finds out he is Joachim Valentine and he is trying to protect the tavern from the Mayor and his vigilantes as they are trying to overthrow the owner and take the tacern for themselves. They decide to return the mayor’s money
They explain to the mayor that they won’t capture Grand Papillon for him. Unhappy, the mayor sends his thugs to attack the party and to capture the children that live at the tavern. Gepetto and the party, now including Joachim, go to the Wine Cellar to rescue them.
Karin travels with Yuri to Southampton, but the road to Cardiff is blocked. An alternate route via The Rhondda Mines is offered, but Karin is very hesitant to go through them, as they are full of monsters and it seems dangerous. However Yuri and Gepetto agree that they must travel to Wales as quickly as possible. Karin spends the night drinking with Gepetto.
In Wales, Karin is told by Yuri about how 6 months prior, he defeated a God here. They look for Roger and do not find him, instead find Lenny, who informs them (unwillingly) that Roger has been taken to Florence. Yuri and Karin fight Lenny, forcing him to retreat and they are applauded by Thomas, who saw Roger get kidnapped. He tells them to go to Florence to meet with Carla.
The party ask Carla to help, but she refuses unless Karin “uses her body” to perform a sexy dance. Karin refuses and instead Carla says that they must go to Manmariana Island to find a flower, with the help of Lucia.
Later, while in the search for Roger, Karin returns with Yuri and the others to Nemeton Monastery to find the Émigré Manuscript. Within the ruins, she becomes a target to psychic attacks, and hears voices of dead spirits claiming that he grandmother’s soul is in danger. Yuri slaps her and tells her not to listen to the spirits. Grateful for his actions, she invites him to come to Munich with her after their quest is over.
“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.”
“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.”
In Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Karin uses swords to attack enemies with. Here are a list of Karin’s swords:
|Officer’s Sabre||11||9||620||310||Paris, Le Havre|
|Fine Rapier||32||30||1400||700||Southampton, Rhonda Mine, Wales, Florence, Nemeton Monastery, Cannes, St. Marguerite|
|Blessed Sabre||45||43||2090||1045||Wales, Nemeton Monastery, Cannes, St. Marguerite, Petrograd, Goreme Valley, Forest of Wind|
|Espada||61||59||3140||1570||Petrograd, Goreme Valley, Idar Flamme, Forest of Wind|
|Harque Foil||81||79||4710||2355||Petrograd, Idar Flamme, Yokohama, Otherworld|
|Galahad’s Sword||106||104||N/a||IDK||Apoina Tower|
|Dragonsword||137||135||10590||5295||Imperial Capital, Purgatory, Inugami Village|
|Forest Sabre||174||172||15890||7945||Inugami Village|
|Durandal||199||197||N/A||IDK||Sword of the French hero Rolan. This enchanted blade slices rock as though it were paper.||IDK|
In Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Karin has some unique equipment that no other character can wear. Some of these are achieved through side-quests and some are bought or found.
|Cotton Blouse||9||9||600||300||Karin, Lucia, Anastasia||Paris, Le Havre, Southampton, Rhondda Mines|
|Leather Cloak||19||17||840||420||Yuri, Karin, Blanca, Joachim||Le Havre, Southampton, Rhondda Mines, Florence, Nemeton Monastery|
|Silk Shawl||26||30||1260||630||Karin, Blanca, Lucia, Anastasia||Wales, Florence, Nemeton Monastery, Cannes, St. Marguerite, Petrograd|
|Desert Cloak||42||38||1890||945||Yuri, Karin, Blanca, Joachim||Cannes, St. Marguerite, Petrograd, Goreme Valley, Forest of Wind|
|Long Robes||37||43||2030||1015||Karin, Lucia, Anastasia, Gepetto||Cannes, St. Marguerite, Petrograd, Goreme Valley, Forest of Wind|
|Plastron||56||52||3040||1520||Yuri, Karin, Blanca, Joachim||Goreme Valley, Gallery of the Dead, Petrograd, Idar Flamme, Forest of Wind|
|Blue Cape||50||58||2840||1420||A cape dyed with the indigo petals of the aizenka. A favourite of female adventurers, it cloaks the body and offers steadfast protection from injury.||Karin, Blanca, Lucia, Anastasia, Gepetto||Goreme Valley, Petrograd, Idar Flamme, Forest of Wind|
|Combat Suit||76||68||4250||2125||Yuri, Karin, Joachim||Petrograd, Idar Flamme, Yokohama, Otherworld|
|Hakama Pants||92||97||6380||3190||Karin, Lucia, Anastasia||Yokohama, Otherworld, Imperial Capital, Forest of Wind|
|Kendo Armour||127||118||9570||4785||Oak kendo armour, washed in the blood of countless fallen enemies. Ghosts form an invisible shield against which a weak-willed adversary will quake in terror.||Yuri, Karin, Joachim, Kurando||Imperial Capital, Forest of Wind, Inugami Village|
|Power Suit||156||155||N/A||IDK||All||Inugami Village|
|Ninja Gi||160||151||15380||7690||Multipurpose clothes derived from secret ninja arts handed down since the Heian period. Only ninja may wear them. The soft material can absorb blows.||Yuri, Karin, Blanca, Joachim, Kurando||Inugami Village|
|Fountain Robe||150||161||14350||7175||Karin, Blanca, Gepetto, Lucia, Anastasia|
Unique Accessory: Karin has two unique accessories. One is Anne‘s Cross, which prevents ring and status effects as well as restoring health on every turn. The other is the Dating Outfit, an alternate outfit for Karin.
In Shadow Hearts: Covenant Karin’s special ability is Sword Arts. These can be learned by finding pieces of the Neiblung Opera.
|Heuervelk||Fire Class. Special Damage. Circular: Large. 1 Hit|
|Bullenfogel||Fire Class. Special Damage. Linear: Large. 2 Hits|
|Geuschbenst||Non Class. Physical Damage. Single. 24 Hits|
|Sonnestark||Fire Class. Special Damage. Piercing: Large. 2 Hits|
Neiblung Opera Locations
- Paris: From Gepetto in Paris
- St. Marguerite: After completing level
- Southampton: Man in Bar
- Florence: Speak to man near Fountain
- Petrograd: Speak to Boris on 2nd visit to Petrograd. He’s near Edgar’s shop.
- Gallery of the Dead: Search Skeleton in 1st passageway
- Battleship Mikasa: Sailor on Top Deck
- Foreigner’s Cemetery: Talk to visitor when returning
- Southampton: Man in Bar (once you have other pieces)
- Queen’s Garden: Search Boss Fight Area
Winning a Battle
“All we can do is go forward.”
“Don’t mess my clothes up!”
“I may be a woman, but I can still fight!”
“You can’t beat us that easily!”
“I didn’t expect much anyway.”
“Now stay down!”
“That was easy enough.”
“I can still fight!”
“Keep your eyes where they belong!”
“Well, that’s that I guess.”
“(Hard Hit) Goodbye.”
“Here I go!”
- Karin is a name that means “Pure”.
- The word “Koenig” means “King” in German.
- The attack “Bullenfogel” is German for “bull fighting”.
- Karin is type A blood. In Japanese culture this signifies a person who is earnest and sensible by may be obsessive.
In Other Games
Karin makes an appearance in Chaos Wars – a Tactical Role-Playing game for the Playstation 2.