Tira is a former assassin who once worked for an organization called the Bird of Passage. When the Evil Seed shone down on the leaders, the group disbanded. Tira had become addicted to killing during her time in the group, however, and couldn't live a normal life. When she heard about Nightmare, she empathized with him because he was a similar being to herself, and she became his servant. Nightmare was impressed with her skills and made her his right hand woman, together they reaped many souls on their killing sprees. Tira manipulates any of Nightmare's enemies to make them unknowingly help in Nightmare's quest for chaos.
During the events of Soul Calibur III Tira had a mental breakdown upon witnessing her master Nightmare lose to a powerful warrior wielding Soul Calibur, this causes her to create two distinct personalities, a Jolly and Gloomy side which both converse about the different ways to kill someone. Tira goes back to Nightmare's side in Soul Calibur IV where she fights in her unpredictable new style. Tira has control over a massive army of ravens known as the watchers who were given to her by Nightmare, she has a great love for the birds who uses them as the eyes and ears of Nightmare's army.
Tira first appeared as a character in the popular video game fighting series Soulcalibur. Introduced in the third game of the series Soul Calibur 3 released in 2005, Tira was created by Aya Takemura and Namco's Project Soul. She would eventually appear in Soul Calibur IV comic book released by DC in 2008.
Her history spread across mediums, Tira undergoes much character development in her original medium of video games but considerably less in her comic book appearances. Gradually over time Tira would descend into mental instability, leading to her developing two distinct personalities.
Powers and Abilities
Tira is an accomplished fighter who utilizes a Ring Blade as her primary weapon in combat. Highly agile, Tira is distinguished by her evasive, acrobatic movements and flexibility. She is also known for her unpredictability. Adding to this is her dual stances both reflective of her mood at any given time, one of which is her depressed and moody disposition and the other a happy joyful attitude.
Thanks to her master Nightmare, Tira has become malfested and gained power beyond that of a normal human, being far faster and stronger than she was before.
Tira debuted in the 2005 fighting video game Soul Calibur 3.
Tira appeared in the 2008 fighting video game Soul Calibur IV.
Tira appeared in the 2012 fighting video game Soul Calibur V.