|Game||Shadow Hearts: Covenant|
|Voice actor(s)||Miki Nagasawa|
|Voice actor(s)||Kari Wahlgren|
|Special Arts||Sword Arts|
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 des Nibelungen. Karin doesn't really have a weakness or strength.
Fiercely independent and well-mannered, she harbors a crush and later deep love for Yuri, and sticks by him in any situation.
Karin wears a dark brown shirt over her rack 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.
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.
|Heuervelk||64 MP||Karin leaps up into the air and throws her sabre at her opponent, which explodes into a ring of fire.|
|Bullenfogel||64 MP||Karin charges her sabre with magic, and slashes in the direction of the targeted enemy, and creates a fast-travelling column of fire which knocks down enemies in its path.|
|Geuschbenst||72 MP||Karin coats her sabre with a small layer of fire and repeatedly slashes at her opponent, leaving a trail of fire in the blade's wake.|
|Sonnestark||Her ultimate skill, Sonnestark involves Karin encircling herself with embers and then flinging a small ball of flame from the tip of her sabre at the enemy. The ball then etches a phoenix motif on the ground the enemy is standing on, and summons a large flame in the shape of a phoenix to rise up and scorch the opponent.|
"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)
(Click to enlarge the images)
- 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), Brennvogel (literally, "burn bird," possibly a Phoenix reference), Gespenst (ghost), and Sonnenstark (as strong as the sun).