Similar to Leon, Rafael is a character that was inspired by fantasy games and anime. He is essentially a rock star born in medieval times, which meant that he had no choice but to become a bard instead. But being a natural rock star, he is on an everlasting quest to seek the largest stage in the world to perform on.
He is, the Saint of Minstrels, Rafael!
As a hero of peace and arts, he charges into battlefields singing psalms of peace. Due to his over the top personality, he is a polarizing figure. He has as many fans as he has haters. The style of his special moves also directly mirror his crazy and wild personality. They are simultaneously cool to the audience, but annoying to the opponent. His crazy moves may hurt himself just as much as they hurt the opponent, but when used correctly, he definitely comes out on top.