History Analysis / BlazBlue

16th Oct '16 2:19:00 AM ChrisX
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* '''{{Pride}}:''' The worst sin of man is one of Terumi's biggest traits, just as it led Lucifer into thinking that he was better than God and deciding to shape the world in his image, culminating in his rebellion. Terumi's pride shows how highly he thinks of himself, automatically condemning everyone else and deciding that his image of the world (that everything the world has to offer--any hope or semblance of happiness--is a lie; the only truth is despair, and everyone should wither and die) ought to be the universally-accepted truth; he's going to shove it down everyone's throats, whether they like it or not. Obviously, no one else agrees with him; only he like thinks like that, but he thinks it's the best thing ever because he thinks so, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment because he thinks he's the most awesome being ever]]. Also notice that in Japan, he'll shamelessly use the boastful pronoun [[JapanesePronouns ore-sama]] when he's in Terumi form to refer to himself. This pronoun is usually reserved for someone who thinks too highly of oneself; while it's not inherently bad, when used in context of Terumi, it shows how highly he values himself. Compounding this, whenever he's in Terumi form, he refers to everyone else with [[JapanesePronouns temee]], the lowest, most insulting 'you' pronoun, to indicate just how lowly he thinks of everyone else (and, in English, you can be sure he's going to insert a PrecisionFStrike to whomever he talks to). And notice that when he's in his Unlimited form, he uses quotes to indicate that he HatesBeingTouched--he has such a high self-esteem that he deems mere physical contact disgusting. Pride is also the one thing that led him to eventually murder Nine; he couldn't stand being geased into obedience by Nine, a human, even if it's a witch, so he retaliated by manipulating Trinity's love for his form, Kazuma Kvar, to free himself and backstabbing Nine to exact vengeance and satiate his wounded pride.

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* '''{{Pride}}:''' The worst sin of man is one of Terumi's biggest traits, just as it led Lucifer into thinking that he was better than God and deciding to shape the world in his image, culminating in his rebellion. Terumi's pride shows how highly he thinks of himself, automatically condemning everyone else and deciding that his image of the world (that everything the world has to offer--any hope or semblance of happiness--is a lie; the only truth is despair, and everyone should wither and die) ought to be the universally-accepted truth; he's going to shove it down everyone's throats, whether they like it or not. Obviously, no one else agrees with him; only he like thinks like that, but he thinks it's the best thing ever because he thinks so, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment because he thinks he's the most awesome being ever]]. Also notice that in Japan, he'll shamelessly use the boastful pronoun [[JapanesePronouns ore-sama]] when he's in Terumi form to refer to himself. This pronoun is usually reserved for someone who thinks too highly of oneself; while it's not inherently bad, when used in context of Terumi, it shows how highly he values himself. Compounding this, whenever he's in Terumi form, he refers to everyone else with [[JapanesePronouns temee]], the lowest, most insulting 'you' pronoun, to indicate just how lowly he thinks of everyone else (and, in English, you can be sure he's going to insert a PrecisionFStrike to whomever he talks to). And notice that when he's in his Unlimited form, he uses quotes to indicate that he HatesBeingTouched--he has such a high self-esteem that he deems mere physical contact disgusting. Pride is also the one thing that led him to eventually murder Nine; he couldn't stand being geased into obedience by Nine, a human, even if it's a witch, so he retaliated by manipulating Trinity's love for his form, Kazuma Kvar, to free himself and backstabbing Nine to exact vengeance and satiate his wounded pride. [[spoiler:After Central Fiction, this is embellished even more within Terumi. See the [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Rebellion Against the Heavens]] section for more details]]
16th Oct '16 2:16:42 AM ChrisX
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[[spoiler:As of ''Central Fiction'', in spite of bearing the name Susanoo, who's just a Storm God in the JapaneseMythology, Terumi/Susanoo's reasoning hits closer to what was described before. Terumi is a will that is born out of the formerly soulless Susanoo Unit, which was created as one of the things to serve the Master Unit Amaterasu. Unfortunately, he decided that he got sick of serving Amaterasu and decided to rebel against her, surpass her and eventually create a world in his design: A world where he's the most feared being. Yep, that really is mirroring Lucifer's reasoning for rebelling against God (dislikes being made to serve and instead rebels where he'd stand on the top).]]



* Eventually, Terumi is revealed to be [[spoiler:Susanoo. If you think that this is an AdaptationalVillainy, you may be spot on. 'Susanoo' here actually acts more like Lucifer and Satan, with his ultimate goal detailed above being confirmed to be true.]]



* While the details aren't a 100% match, the above is pretty much on the money; he's actually Susanō'o. His vendetta against Master Unit Amaterasu now makes much more sense given their mythological counterparts.

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* While the details aren't a 100% match, the above is pretty much on the money; he's actually Susanō'o. His vendetta against Master Unit Amaterasu now makes much more sense given their mythological counterparts. [[spoiler:Or, given how loose they used JapaneseMythology terms and the only thing Susanoo and Amaterasu share here are they're fellow siblings... He's actually closer to Lucifer and Satan. See above.]]
8th Oct '16 4:34:51 AM PicardsDouble
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Long story short, Ragna and company better find a way to off the little troll. Because even if he's not Old Nick, he is still in a position where if he succeeds, the entire earth will go down in flames and despair. And nothing would please him more than that.

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Long story short, Ragna and company better find a way to off the little troll. Because even if he's not Old Nick, he is still in a position where if he succeeds, the entire earth will go down in flames and despair. And nothing would please him more than that.that.

* While the details aren't a 100% match, the above is pretty much on the money; he's actually Susanō'o. His vendetta against Master Unit Amaterasu now makes much more sense given their mythological counterparts.
27th Sep '16 4:01:52 AM ChrisX
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* '''{{Envy}}:''' Envy is described as a "desire for other people's things" - it was never said that these "things" had to be physical. Terumi himself doesn't seem to desire a lot of what the other characters have. Poisoning others' good fortune is a demonstration of envy, and Terumi is steeped in these acts. His first act is being the "odd man out" of the Six Heroes, who got along with each other rather well - rather than try to correct himself and fit in, he sought to divide them amongst themselves and manipulated Trinity Glassfield to that end, exploiting her love for Kazuma Kvar, whose body he inhabits. There would be usually an excuse to 'not better himself', that being Nine geasing him into utter obedience (they were only interested in his knowledge of the Black Beast so they can beat it), but considering why he's the 'odd man out' in the first place, the reason why he was thrown into the Boundary by ''Nine'' no less, was because he was already a rampaging monster and gleefully killed Jubei's brother Tomonori for no reason, his steeping of 'poisoning others' fortunes' has been rooted in him since the beginning. In more recent days, he gratuitously tormented two young men who came to be known as Ragna the Bloodedge and Jin Kisaragi, using the latter as a literal vessel to destroy his psyche, abduct their younger sister, murder their aunt, immolate the church they grew up in, and sever the former's arm, and later still, he exploited Jin again, using the seat of his ministerial secretary to drive a bloody wedge into the friendship of Noel Vermillion and Tsubaki Yayoi, both to torment them and to exploit them for his own malicious deeds.

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* '''{{Envy}}:''' Envy is described as a "desire for other people's things" - it was never said that these "things" had to be physical. Terumi himself doesn't seem to desire a lot of what the other characters have. Poisoning others' good fortune is a demonstration of envy, and Terumi is steeped in these acts. His first act is being the "odd man out" of the Six Heroes, who got along with each other rather well well, not as much as ultimate TrueCompanions, but still managing to iron out their differences - rather than try to correct himself and fit in, he sought to divide them amongst themselves and manipulated Trinity Glassfield to that end, exploiting her love for Kazuma Kvar, whose body he inhabits. There would be usually an excuse to 'not better himself', that being Nine geasing him into utter obedience (they were only interested in his knowledge of the Black Beast so they can beat it), but considering why he's the 'odd man out' in the first place, the reason why he was thrown into the Boundary by ''Nine'' no less, was because he was already a rampaging monster and gleefully killed Jubei's brother Tomonori for no reason, his steeping of 'poisoning others' fortunes' has been rooted in him since the beginning. In more recent days, he gratuitously tormented two young men who came to be known as Ragna the Bloodedge and Jin Kisaragi, using the latter as a literal vessel to destroy his psyche, abduct their younger sister, murder their aunt, immolate the church they grew up in, and sever the former's arm, and later still, he exploited Jin again, using the seat of his ministerial secretary to drive a bloody wedge into the friendship of Noel Vermillion and Tsubaki Yayoi, both to torment them and to exploit them for his own malicious deeds.
27th Sep '16 3:54:33 AM ChrisX
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With all these, we can probably assume that the world of VideoGame/BlazBlue is really in deep trouble. Terumi really matches his credentials with Lucifer and Satan, and instead of being trapped in Hell/Boundary forever, he's set loose, creating an utterly despicable, but extremely powerful enemy. Sure enough, he's got style and flair to appease his fandom, but there is no doubt that if there's a Satan figure of the BB-verse, Terumi is the one.

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With all these, we can probably assume that the world of VideoGame/BlazBlue is really in deep trouble. Terumi really matches his credentials with Lucifer and Satan, and instead of being trapped in Hell/Boundary forever, he's set loose, creating an utterly despicable, but extremely powerful enemy. Sure enough, he's got style and flair to appease his fandom, but there is no doubt that if there's a Satan figure of the BB-verse, Terumi is the one.
one. And even if somehow they introduced a greater power above him that is [[BiggerBad Hades Izanami]], it doesn't seem like Terumi is going to be slowed down by even her.
27th Sep '16 3:53:33 AM ChrisX
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''Yuuki Terumi'' is a fairly safe name, [[note]]''Yuuki'' means courage (although there is another kanji of Yuuki that means [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep "ghost"]]), and ''Terumi'' means ''Beautiful Shine''[[/note]] but his other aliases, such as ''Hazama''[[note]]''Boundary'' or ''Otherworldly''[[/note]], ''Kazuma Kvar''[[note]]''Kvar'' is phonetically very similar to the Germanic word ''Kval'' which means ''Torment'' or ''Torture''[[/note]], ''Dark Susano'o'', and ''The True Evil'', are all more in-line with NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast. However, keep in mind that Satan's original name was supposedly ''Lucifer'', which translates to "Lightbringer," and suddenly the safe name, ''Terumi Yuuki'', turns into a play on how Lucifer's name meant something grand and good, but instead ended up representing something wicked. Another point to bring to mind that the true name of the Devil in Islam is "Iblis," which is derived from the Arabic verbal root "balasa," meaning "he despaired." Therefore, "Iblis" means "''he/it that causes despair''." [[DespairEventHorizon Now, what exactly is Terumi's goal in life, again?]]

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''Yuuki Terumi'' is a fairly safe name, [[note]]''Yuuki'' means courage (although there is another kanji of Yuuki that means [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep "ghost"]]), and ''Terumi'' means ''Beautiful Shine''[[/note]] but his other aliases, such as ''Hazama''[[note]]''Boundary'' or ''Otherworldly''[[/note]], ''Kazuma Kvar''[[note]]''Kvar'' is phonetically very similar to the Germanic word ''Kval'' which means ''Torment'' or ''Torture''[[/note]], ''Dark Susano'o'', and ''The True Evil'', are all more in-line with NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast. However, keep in mind that Satan's original name was supposedly ''Lucifer'', which translates to "Lightbringer," and suddenly the safe name, ''Terumi Yuuki'', turns into a play on how Lucifer's name meant something grand and good, but instead ended up representing something wicked. Another point to bring to mind that the true name of the Devil in Islam is "Iblis," which is derived from the Arabic verbal root "balasa," meaning "he despaired." Therefore, "Iblis" means "''he/it that causes despair''." [[DespairEventHorizon [[HopeCrusher Now, what exactly is Terumi's goal in life, again?]]
22nd Jun '16 10:41:53 PM TrulyDeceptive
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To add some irony, Lucifer is the prince of darkness while his name translates as "Lightbringer." In the same vein, Yuuki Terumi, whose "Yuuki" meant "courage," promotes despair, an antithesis of courage. On top of that, for someone whose surname means "Beautiful Shine," he is quite emphatic about the darkness whence he came.

!![[RageAgainstTheHeavens Rebellion Against The Heavens]]

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To add some irony, Lucifer is the prince of darkness darkness, while his name translates as "Lightbringer." In the same vein, Yuuki Terumi, whose "Yuuki" meant "courage," promotes despair, an antithesis of courage. On top of that, for someone whose surname means "Beautiful Shine," he is ''is'' quite emphatic about the darkness whence he came.

!![[RageAgainstTheHeavens Rebellion Against The the Heavens]]



* '''{{Pride}}:''' The worst sin of man is one of Terumi's biggest trait, just as how it led Lucifer into thinking that he's better than God and decided to shape the world in his image, leading to his rebellion against God. Terumi's pride shows in that he thinks he is much much better than everyone else and decided that his image of the world, truth and lies (Everything are lies, the only truth is despair) has got to be the accepted truth of the world, and he's going to shove it in, whether the world likes it or not. Obviously, nobody thinks like that, only he alone thinks like that, but he thinks it's the best thing ever because he thinks so, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment because he thinks he's the most awesome being ever]]. Also notice that in Japan, he'll shamelessly use the [[JapanesePronouns pronoun "Ore-sama"]] when he's in Terumi form to refer to refer to himself, this pronoun is usually used for someone who thinks too highly of themselves, while it's not inherently bad, when used in context of Terumi, it shows how much he loves to boast about how he thinks he's better than everyone else. Compounding this, whenever he's in Terumi form, he refers to everyone else with [[JapanesePronouns "Temee"]], the lowest, most insulting 'you' pronoun to indicate just how low he thinks of everyone else (and in English, you can be assured that he's gonna insert a PrecisionFStrike to those he talks to). And notice that when he's in Unlimited form, he uses quotes to indicate that he HatesBeingTouched... he has such a high pride that he thinks human touches are just disgusting for him. Pride is also the one thing that led him to eventually murder Nine, he couldn't stand about being geased into obedience by Nine, a human, even if it's a witch, so he retaliated by manipulating Trinity's love for his form, Kazuma Kvar, to release him and then backstab Nine to satiate his vengeance over his hurt pride.
* '''Wrath:''' [[OmnicidalManiac Omnicidal mania]] aside, Terumi's wrath serves to emphasize his hubris rather than detract from it - many a time he has gone into fits of murderous rage when his "truth" is called into question, people act like he isn't the most important being in the universe or, more recently, when his plans go utterly awry. And even beyond physical harm, he is willing to engage in mental and emotional torment for any reason, up to and including pure impulse. Satan is also probably angered by how God casted him down to Hell, thus lashed out at the sinners that was drawn to him, torturing them to quench his frustration on how his rebellion failed.
* '''Sloth:''' Terumi's one truth is despair - to forfeit attempts at improving upon oneself. It isn't enough that Terumi embraces it, but actively attempts to sow it through manipulating world affairs. His ideal "playground" is a bloodsoaked pit where others murder for his amusement, where he doesn't have to lift a finger for the world to fall apart around him and all he does is just watch and gets himself amused at others' suffering. He even espouses sloth on a professional basis - in Carl's bad ending, he tells the lad with a straight face that he is letting his pocket of the Intelligence division rot, and he is rarely, if ever, seen doing Intelligence work. Further expounding the problem, when one of his subordinates proves competent at her work in this division, Terumi orchestrates at least one suicide mission for her to keep her out of his machinations, and when that fails to do its job, rather than understand how she works, he goes straight for murder - "it is easier to stab a man in the back than it is to stare them in the eyes". Ironically, Terumi is snake-themed, while the punishment for Sloth is getting thrown into a pit of snakes...

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* '''{{Pride}}:''' The worst sin of man is one of Terumi's biggest trait, traits, just as how it led Lucifer into thinking that he's he was better than God and decided deciding to shape the world in his image, leading to culminating in his rebellion against God. rebellion. Terumi's pride shows in that how highly he thinks he is much much better than of himself, automatically condemning everyone else and decided deciding that his image of the world, truth and lies (Everything are lies, world (that everything the world has to offer--any hope or semblance of happiness--is a lie; the only truth is despair) has got despair, and everyone should wither and die) ought to be the accepted truth of the world, and universally-accepted truth; he's going to shove it in, down everyone's throats, whether the world likes they like it or not. Obviously, nobody thinks like that, no one else agrees with him; only he alone like thinks like that, but he thinks it's the best thing ever because he thinks so, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment because he thinks he's the most awesome being ever]]. Also notice that in Japan, he'll shamelessly use the boastful pronoun [[JapanesePronouns pronoun "Ore-sama"]] ore-sama]] when he's in Terumi form to refer to refer to himself, this himself. This pronoun is usually used reserved for someone who thinks too highly of themselves, oneself; while it's not inherently bad, when used in context of Terumi, it shows how much highly he loves to boast about how he thinks he's better than everyone else. values himself. Compounding this, whenever he's in Terumi form, he refers to everyone else with [[JapanesePronouns "Temee"]], temee]], the lowest, most insulting 'you' pronoun pronoun, to indicate just how low lowly he thinks of everyone else (and (and, in English, you can be assured that sure he's gonna going to insert a PrecisionFStrike to those whomever he talks to). And notice that when he's in his Unlimited form, he uses quotes to indicate that he HatesBeingTouched... he HatesBeingTouched--he has such a high pride self-esteem that he thinks human touches are just disgusting for him. deems mere physical contact disgusting. Pride is also the one thing that led him to eventually murder Nine, Nine; he couldn't stand about being geased into obedience by Nine, a human, even if it's a witch, so he retaliated by manipulating Trinity's love for his form, Kazuma Kvar, to release him free himself and then backstab backstabbing Nine to exact vengeance and satiate his vengeance over his hurt wounded pride.
* '''Wrath:''' [[OmnicidalManiac Omnicidal mania]] aside, Terumi's wrath serves to emphasize his hubris rather than detract from it - many it--many a time he has gone into fits of murderous rage when his "truth" is was called into question, people act acted like he isn't the most important being in the universe universe, or, more recently, when his plans go went utterly awry. And even beyond physical harm, he is he's willing to engage in mental and emotional torment for any torment--for ''any'' reason, up to and including pure impulse. Satan is also probably angered by how God casted him down to Hell, and thus lashed out at the sinners that was who were drawn to him, torturing them to quench his frustration on over how his rebellion failed.
* '''Sloth:''' Terumi's one truth is despair - to despair--to forfeit any attempts at improving upon the world--or even oneself. It isn't enough that Terumi embraces it, but actively attempts to sow it through by manipulating world affairs. His ideal "playground" is a bloodsoaked pit where others murder for his amusement, where he doesn't have to lift a finger for the world to fall apart around him and all he does is just watch and gets himself amused at others' suffering. He even espouses sloth on a professional basis - in Carl's bad ending, he tells the lad with a straight face that he is letting his pocket of the Intelligence division rot, and he is rarely, if ever, seen doing Intelligence work. Further expounding the problem, when one of his subordinates proves competent at her work in this division, Terumi orchestrates at least one suicide mission for her to keep her out of his machinations, and when that fails to do its job, rather than understand how she works, he goes straight for murder - "it is easier to stab a man in the back than it is to stare them in the eyes". Ironically, Terumi is snake-themed, while the punishment for Sloth is getting thrown into a pit of snakes...



Long Story Short, Ragna and company better find a way to off the little troll. Because even if he's not Old Nick, he is still in a position where if he succeeds, the entire earth will go down in flames and despair. And nothing would please him more than that.

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Long Story Short, story short, Ragna and company better find a way to off the little troll. Because even if he's not Old Nick, he is still in a position where if he succeeds, the entire earth will go down in flames and despair. And nothing would please him more than that.
22nd Jun '16 10:12:06 PM TrulyDeceptive
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Terumi, as Hazama, disguises himself as a mild-mannered informant of NOL who has a tendency to bring out the worst of the people around him, even with sweet words and {{Half Truth}}s, without most of those he provokes even noticing. He wouldn't outright state that he was Terumi, {{Troll}} extraordinaire, unless it was the right time--or towards those who knew his identity (such as Rachel). He's incredibly fond of manipulating the more defenseless and unwary sides of humanity and preying on them at their weakest moment (as he did by offering Noel's family prestige in exchange for her joining the Praetorian Guard, or offering to help Litchi save Arakune), spreading temptations and [[DealWithTheDevil Deals with the Devil]]. Well, such practices are also pretty common for Satan/Lucifer, such as taking the guise of normal humans (hello, [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Louis Cypher]]!) and hiding his true intentions, all while manipulating people with {{Half Truth}}s, {{Stealth Insult}}s, temptations, and empty promises.

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Terumi, as Hazama, disguises himself as a mild-mannered informant of NOL who has a tendency to bring out the worst of the people around him, even with sweet words and {{Half Truth}}s, without most of those he provokes even noticing. He wouldn't outright state that he was Terumi, {{Troll}} extraordinaire, unless it was the right time--or towards those who knew his identity (such as Rachel). He's incredibly fond of manipulating the more defenseless and unwary sides of humanity and preying on them at their weakest moment moments (as he did by offering Noel's family prestige in exchange for her joining the Praetorian Guard, or offering to help Litchi save Arakune), spreading temptations and [[DealWithTheDevil Deals with the Devil]]. Well, such practices are also pretty common for Satan/Lucifer, such as taking the guise of normal humans (hello, [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Louis Cypher]]!) and hiding his true intentions, all while manipulating people with {{Half Truth}}s, {{Stealth Insult}}s, temptations, and empty promises.
22nd Jun '16 10:10:40 PM TrulyDeceptive
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! Terumi Yuuki, The Lucifer/Satan figure of VideoGame/BlazBlue universe
Terumi has shown himself as an utterly irredeemable prick, add to the fact that he, by the WordOfGod, is claimed to have no redeeming qualities. His acts, however, leave him very open to be referred as the Lucifer/Satan figure of the VideoGame/BlazBlue universe, regardless if Christianity and Catholicism and Bibles weren't a recurring theme of the game (a lot of stories puts up such [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolism]] for RuleOfCool after all). So, let's take a look on how much Terumi is the equal of Satan, even if his acts weren't chronologically similar.

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! Terumi Yuuki, Yuuki Terumi, The Lucifer/Satan figure of VideoGame/BlazBlue universe
Terumi has shown himself as an utterly irredeemable self-serving, puppy-beating prick, add added to the fact that he, by the WordOfGod, is claimed to have has no redeeming qualities. His acts, however, leave him very open to be referred to as the Lucifer/Satan figure of the VideoGame/BlazBlue universe, regardless even if Christianity and Catholicism and Bibles weren't a recurring theme of the game (a lot of stories puts up such [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolism]] for RuleOfCool RuleOfCool, after all). So, let's take a look on at how much well Terumi is the equal of Satan, functions as Satan's equal, even if his acts weren't chronologically similar.



''Terumi Yuuki'' is a fairly safe name, [[note]]''Terumi'' means ''Beautiful Shine'' and ''Yuuki'' means ''Courage''[[/note]] but his other aliases such as ''Hazama''[[note]]''Boundary'' or ''Otherworldly''[[/note]], ''Kazuma Kvar''[[note]]''Kvar'' is phonetically very similar to the Germanic word ''Kval'' which means ''Torment'' or ''Torture''[[/note]], ''Dark Susanoo'' and ''The True Evil'' are more in-line with NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast. However, remember that Satan's true name was ''Lucifer'' which translates to "Lightbringer" and suddenly the safe name, ''Terumi Yuuki'', turns into a play on how Lucifer's name meant something grand and good, but instead ended up representing something so wicked. Another point to bring to mind that the true name of The Devil in Islam is "Ibliis" (plural: ''Abaalisa'') which is derived from the Arabic verbal root "balasa", meaning "he despaired", therefore, "Ibliis" means "''he/it that causes despair''". [[DespairEventHorizon Now just what is Terumi's truth, goal and great joy in life again?]]

To add more irony, Lucifer is the prince of Darkness while his name refers to 'Lightbringer'. In the same vein, Terumi Yuuki, whose 'Yuuki' meant 'courage', promotes despair, one antithesis of courage.

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''Terumi Yuuki'' ''Yuuki Terumi'' is a fairly safe name, [[note]]''Terumi'' [[note]]''Yuuki'' means courage (although there is another kanji of Yuuki that means [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep "ghost"]]), and ''Terumi'' means ''Beautiful Shine'' and ''Yuuki'' means ''Courage''[[/note]] Shine''[[/note]] but his other aliases aliases, such as ''Hazama''[[note]]''Boundary'' or ''Otherworldly''[[/note]], ''Kazuma Kvar''[[note]]''Kvar'' is phonetically very similar to the Germanic word ''Kval'' which means ''Torment'' or ''Torture''[[/note]], ''Dark Susanoo'' Susano'o'', and ''The True Evil'' Evil'', are all more in-line with NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast. However, remember keep in mind that Satan's true original name was ''Lucifer'' supposedly ''Lucifer'', which translates to "Lightbringer" "Lightbringer," and suddenly the safe name, ''Terumi Yuuki'', turns into a play on how Lucifer's name meant something grand and good, but instead ended up representing something so wicked. Another point to bring to mind that the true name of The the Devil in Islam is "Ibliis" (plural: ''Abaalisa'') "Iblis," which is derived from the Arabic verbal root "balasa", "balasa," meaning "he despaired", therefore, "Ibliis" despaired." Therefore, "Iblis" means "''he/it that causes despair''". despair''." [[DespairEventHorizon Now just Now, what exactly is Terumi's truth, goal and great joy in life life, again?]]

To add more some irony, Lucifer is the prince of Darkness darkness while his name refers to 'Lightbringer'. translates as "Lightbringer." In the same vein, Terumi Yuuki, Yuuki Terumi, whose 'Yuuki' "Yuuki" meant 'courage', "courage," promotes despair, one an antithesis of courage.
courage. On top of that, for someone whose surname means "Beautiful Shine," he is quite emphatic about the darkness whence he came.



Lucifer eventually led a rebellion to take God's throne, but ultimately failed. Unlike Lucifer, however, while Terumi did the same, rebelling against his 'God'-like figure the Takamagahara and Amaterasu, his rebellion has been largely ''successfull'', plunging the world of VideoGame/BlazBlue into a state of chaos. And as shown in Chrono Phantasma, he wants the world to turn into his paradise of "Place where everyone kills each other for his own amusement". That... just screams off "Reshape the world as he sees fit", like Lucifer did.

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At some point, Lucifer eventually led a rebellion in an attempt to take God's throne, but ultimately failed. Unlike Lucifer, however, while Terumi did the same, rebelling against his 'God'-like figure the Takamagahara figure(s) (Takamagahara and Amaterasu, Amaterasu), his rebellion has been largely ''successfull'', ''successful'', plunging the world of VideoGame/BlazBlue into a state of chaos. And And, as shown in Chrono Phantasma, he wants the world to turn into his paradise of "Place where everyone kills everyone's damned souls kill each other for his own amusement". amusement." That... just screams off "Reshape out "To hell with all ''your'' hopes and wishes; I'm going to conquer and reshape the world as he sees fit", like ''I'' see fit," just as Lucifer did.



Just like Lucifer was cast down to Hell after being struck down by Archangel Michael, so did Terumi. Once he betrayed the heroes after the Black Beast is beaten, Hakumen took the matters at hand and sealed him to the Boundary, at the cost of going there himself.

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Just like how Lucifer was cast down to Hell after being struck down by Archangel Michael, so did was Terumi. Once When he betrayed the heroes after the Black Beast is beaten, had been slain, Hakumen took the matters at hand issue into his own hands and sealed him to into the Boundary, at the cost of going there himself.



Terumi, as Hazama, disguises himself as a mild-mannered informant of NOL who has a tendency to bring the worst of the people around him, even with sweet words and {{Half Truth}}s, without most of the people noticing. He wouldn't outright state he is Terumi, Troll extraordinaire, unless it's the right time, or against those who knew his cover (such as Rachel). Manipulating the weak sides of humanity and picking them on the weakest moment, spreading temptations and [[DealWithTheDevil Deals With The Devil]]. Well, such practice is pretty common for Satan/Lucifer as well, taking guises of normal humans (hello, [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Louis Cypher]]!) and hiding his true self and intentions, while manipulating things with just small words and temptations.

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Terumi, as Hazama, disguises himself as a mild-mannered informant of NOL who has a tendency to bring out the worst of the people around him, even with sweet words and {{Half Truth}}s, without most of the people those he provokes even noticing. He wouldn't outright state that he is was Terumi, Troll {{Troll}} extraordinaire, unless it's it was the right time, or against time--or towards those who knew his cover identity (such as Rachel). Manipulating He's incredibly fond of manipulating the weak more defenseless and unwary sides of humanity and picking preying on them on the at their weakest moment, moment (as he did by offering Noel's family prestige in exchange for her joining the Praetorian Guard, or offering to help Litchi save Arakune), spreading temptations and [[DealWithTheDevil Deals With The with the Devil]]. Well, such practice is practices are also pretty common for Satan/Lucifer Satan/Lucifer, such as well, taking guises the guise of normal humans (hello, [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Louis Cypher]]!) and hiding his true self and intentions, all while manipulating things people with just small words {{Half Truth}}s, {{Stealth Insult}}s, temptations, and temptations.
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Terumi, believe it or not, fits ALL the SevenDeadlySins, whether he's trying or not. Sure enough, his worst case is Pride but his second biggest one is Wrath. Pride is typically represented by Lucifer, while Satan occasionally represent Wrath. Let's explain how much he fits the different deadly sins.
* '''{{Pride}}''': The worst sin of man is one of Terumi's biggest trait, just as how it led Lucifer into thinking that he's better than God and decided to shape the world in his image, leading to his rebellion against God. Terumi's pride shows in that he thinks he is much much better than everyone else and decided that his image of the world, truth and lies (Everything are lies, the only truth is despair) has got to be the accepted truth of the world, and he's going to shove it in, whether the world likes it or not. Obviously, nobody thinks like that, only he alone thinks like that, but he thinks it's the best thing ever because he thinks so, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment because he thinks he's the most awesome being ever]]. Also notice that in Japan, he'll shamelessly use the [[JapanesePronouns pronoun "Ore-sama"]] when he's in Terumi form to refer to refer to himself, this pronoun is usually used for someone who thinks too highly of themselves, while it's not inherently bad, when used in context of Terumi, it shows how much he loves to boast about how he thinks he's better than everyone else. Compounding this, whenever he's in Terumi form, he refers to everyone else with [[JapanesePronouns "Temee"]], the lowest, most insulting 'you' pronoun to indicate just how low he thinks of everyone else (and in English, you can be assured that he's gonna insert a PrecisionFStrike to those he talks to). And notice that when he's in Unlimited form, he uses quotes to indicate that he HatesBeingTouched... he has such a high pride that he thinks human touches are just disgusting for him. Pride is also the one thing that led him to eventually murder Nine, he couldn't stand about being geased into obedience by Nine, a human, even if it's a witch, so he retaliated by manipulating Trinity's love for his form, Kazuma Kvar, to release him and then backstab Nine to satiate his vengeance over his hurt pride.
* '''Wrath''': [[OmnicidalManiac Omnicidal mania]] aside, Terumi's wrath serves to emphasize his hubris rather than detract from it - many a time he has gone into fits of murderous rage when his "truth" is called into question, people act like he isn't the most important being in the universe or, more recently, when his plans go utterly awry. And even beyond physical harm, he is willing to engage in mental and emotional torment for any reason, up to and including pure impulse. Satan is also probably angered by how God casted him down to Hell, thus lashed out at the sinners that was drawn to him, torturing them to quench his frustration on how his rebellion failed.
* '''Sloth''': Terumi's one truth is despair - to forfeit attempts at improving upon oneself. It isn't enough that Terumi embraces it, but actively attempts to sow it through manipulating world affairs. His ideal "playground" is a bloodsoaked pit where others murder for his amusement, where he doesn't have to lift a finger for the world to fall apart around him and all he does is just watch and gets himself amused at others' suffering. He even espouses sloth on a professional basis - in Carl's bad ending, he tells the lad with a straight face that he is letting his pocket of the Intelligence division rot, and he is rarely, if ever, seen doing Intelligence work. Further expounding the problem, when one of his subordinates proves competent at her work in this division, Terumi orchestrates at least one suicide mission for her to keep her out of his machinations, and when that fails to do its job, rather than understand how she works, he goes straight for murder - "it is easier to stab a man in the back than it is to stare them in the eyes". Ironically, Terumi is snake-themed, while the punishment for Sloth is getting thrown into a pit of snakes...
* '''{{Envy}}''': Envy is described as a "desire for other people's things" - it was never said that these "things" had to be physical. Terumi himself doesn't seem to desire a lot of what the other characters have. Poisoning others' good fortune is a demonstration of envy, and Terumi is steeped in these acts. His first act is being the "odd man out" of the Six Heroes, who got along with each other rather well - rather than try to correct himself and fit in, he sought to divide them amongst themselves and manipulated Trinity Glassfield to that end, exploiting her love for Kazuma Kvar, whose body he inhabits. There would be usually an excuse to 'not better himself', that being Nine geasing him into utter obedience (they were only interested in his knowledge of the Black Beast so they can beat it), but considering why he's the 'odd man out' in the first place, the reason why he was thrown into the Boundary by ''Nine'' no less, was because he was already a rampaging monster and gleefully killed Jubei's brother Tomonori for no reason, his steeping of 'poisoning others' fortunes' has been rooted in him since the beginning. In more recent days, he gratuitously tormented two young men who came to be known as Ragna the Bloodedge and Jin Kisaragi, using the latter as a literal vessel to destroy his psyche, abduct their younger sister, murder their aunt, immolate the church they grew up in, and sever the former's arm, and later still, he exploited Jin again, using the seat of his ministerial secretary to drive a bloody wedge into the friendship of Noel Vermillion and Tsubaki Yayoi, both to torment them and to exploit them for his own malicious deeds.

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Terumi, believe it or not, fits engenders ALL of the SevenDeadlySins, whether he's trying to or not. Sure enough, his worst case is Pride fault may be {{Pride}}, but his second biggest one is Wrath. second-biggest transgression, [[ThePowerOfHate Wrath]], doesn't trail far behind. Pride is typically represented by Lucifer, while Satan occasionally represent represents Wrath. Let's explain how much well he fits the different deadly sins.
* '''{{Pride}}''': '''{{Pride}}:''' The worst sin of man is one of Terumi's biggest trait, just as how it led Lucifer into thinking that he's better than God and decided to shape the world in his image, leading to his rebellion against God. Terumi's pride shows in that he thinks he is much much better than everyone else and decided that his image of the world, truth and lies (Everything are lies, the only truth is despair) has got to be the accepted truth of the world, and he's going to shove it in, whether the world likes it or not. Obviously, nobody thinks like that, only he alone thinks like that, but he thinks it's the best thing ever because he thinks so, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment because he thinks he's the most awesome being ever]]. Also notice that in Japan, he'll shamelessly use the [[JapanesePronouns pronoun "Ore-sama"]] when he's in Terumi form to refer to refer to himself, this pronoun is usually used for someone who thinks too highly of themselves, while it's not inherently bad, when used in context of Terumi, it shows how much he loves to boast about how he thinks he's better than everyone else. Compounding this, whenever he's in Terumi form, he refers to everyone else with [[JapanesePronouns "Temee"]], the lowest, most insulting 'you' pronoun to indicate just how low he thinks of everyone else (and in English, you can be assured that he's gonna insert a PrecisionFStrike to those he talks to). And notice that when he's in Unlimited form, he uses quotes to indicate that he HatesBeingTouched... he has such a high pride that he thinks human touches are just disgusting for him. Pride is also the one thing that led him to eventually murder Nine, he couldn't stand about being geased into obedience by Nine, a human, even if it's a witch, so he retaliated by manipulating Trinity's love for his form, Kazuma Kvar, to release him and then backstab Nine to satiate his vengeance over his hurt pride.
* '''Wrath''': '''Wrath:''' [[OmnicidalManiac Omnicidal mania]] aside, Terumi's wrath serves to emphasize his hubris rather than detract from it - many a time he has gone into fits of murderous rage when his "truth" is called into question, people act like he isn't the most important being in the universe or, more recently, when his plans go utterly awry. And even beyond physical harm, he is willing to engage in mental and emotional torment for any reason, up to and including pure impulse. Satan is also probably angered by how God casted him down to Hell, thus lashed out at the sinners that was drawn to him, torturing them to quench his frustration on how his rebellion failed.
* '''Sloth''': '''Sloth:''' Terumi's one truth is despair - to forfeit attempts at improving upon oneself. It isn't enough that Terumi embraces it, but actively attempts to sow it through manipulating world affairs. His ideal "playground" is a bloodsoaked pit where others murder for his amusement, where he doesn't have to lift a finger for the world to fall apart around him and all he does is just watch and gets himself amused at others' suffering. He even espouses sloth on a professional basis - in Carl's bad ending, he tells the lad with a straight face that he is letting his pocket of the Intelligence division rot, and he is rarely, if ever, seen doing Intelligence work. Further expounding the problem, when one of his subordinates proves competent at her work in this division, Terumi orchestrates at least one suicide mission for her to keep her out of his machinations, and when that fails to do its job, rather than understand how she works, he goes straight for murder - "it is easier to stab a man in the back than it is to stare them in the eyes". Ironically, Terumi is snake-themed, while the punishment for Sloth is getting thrown into a pit of snakes...
* '''{{Envy}}''': '''{{Envy}}:''' Envy is described as a "desire for other people's things" - it was never said that these "things" had to be physical. Terumi himself doesn't seem to desire a lot of what the other characters have. Poisoning others' good fortune is a demonstration of envy, and Terumi is steeped in these acts. His first act is being the "odd man out" of the Six Heroes, who got along with each other rather well - rather than try to correct himself and fit in, he sought to divide them amongst themselves and manipulated Trinity Glassfield to that end, exploiting her love for Kazuma Kvar, whose body he inhabits. There would be usually an excuse to 'not better himself', that being Nine geasing him into utter obedience (they were only interested in his knowledge of the Black Beast so they can beat it), but considering why he's the 'odd man out' in the first place, the reason why he was thrown into the Boundary by ''Nine'' no less, was because he was already a rampaging monster and gleefully killed Jubei's brother Tomonori for no reason, his steeping of 'poisoning others' fortunes' has been rooted in him since the beginning. In more recent days, he gratuitously tormented two young men who came to be known as Ragna the Bloodedge and Jin Kisaragi, using the latter as a literal vessel to destroy his psyche, abduct their younger sister, murder their aunt, immolate the church they grew up in, and sever the former's arm, and later still, he exploited Jin again, using the seat of his ministerial secretary to drive a bloody wedge into the friendship of Noel Vermillion and Tsubaki Yayoi, both to torment them and to exploit them for his own malicious deeds.



* '''{{Lust}}''': People think of lust and interpret it as gratuitous amounts of sex. In reality, lust also covers for any form of physical pleasure - addictions are one such form. In Terumi's case, everything that falls under Wrath and Envy qualifies as Lust, on the premise that he enjoys making others suffer. In one encounter with Hakumen, he said that, even though he needs people to hate him in order to remain manifest, he tortures people the way he does because he enjoys watching them suffer. Likewise, so sundry is his pleasure that at the end of her Arcade run, Makoto explicitly asks Terumi if he gets off to "screwing with other people's lives" and in her Story mode, when Rachel saves her from Hazama's fury, he accuses the vampire of "cock blocking" him. Given how often he resorts to it, "addiction" is a suitable description for these tendencies.
** Further expounding the problem, particularly psychotic addicts can be driven to violence when deprived of their "fix" or forced to go through withdrawal. Terumi has been known to lash out against those who seek to resist his torture of them or treat his torture victims, which integrates Lust with Wrath even further. Examples include Rachel, who simultaneously tainted his pride by comparing him disfavorably to Ragna ("I could list his flaws for an eternity and yet... he is still a very interesting man"), and Ragna himself, who mocked him after he was thrashed upon to Terumi's delight. Most notorious is Makoto, who not only resists most of the trolling and psychological warfare he inflicts upon her, but also because she tends to the emotional wounds he inflicts upon her friends, all of whom are his personal favorite stress toys. Many times he is driven to psychosis and homicidal rage due to the overlap between his plans and his euphoria, unto both of which she is a threat.
* '''Gluttony''': Gluttony is the desire for excess - to take more than one's fair share, nourishment or otherwise. As stated elsewhere, Terumi needs others to hate him in order to remain manifest - while Ragna's and/or Kokonoe's hatred alone would be more than enough, he doesn't stop there, instead tormenting and drinking the ire of everyone he could possibly reach. If the theme song 'Gluttony Fang' isn't a tip-off enough...

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* '''{{Lust}}''': '''{{Lust}}:''' People think of lust and interpret it as gratuitous amounts of sex. In reality, lust also covers for any form of physical pleasure - addictions are one such form. In Terumi's case, everything that falls under Wrath and Envy qualifies as Lust, on the premise that he enjoys making others suffer. In one encounter with Hakumen, he said that, even though he needs people to hate him in order to remain manifest, he tortures people the way he does because he enjoys watching them suffer. Likewise, so sundry is his pleasure that at the end of her Arcade run, Makoto explicitly asks Terumi if he gets off to "screwing with other people's lives" and in her Story mode, when Rachel saves her from Hazama's fury, he accuses the vampire of "cock blocking" "cockblocking" him. Given how often he resorts to it, "addiction" is a suitable description for these tendencies.
** Further expounding the problem, particularly psychotic addicts can be driven to violence when deprived of their "fix" or forced to go through withdrawal. Terumi has been known to lash out against those who seek to resist his torture of them or treat his torture victims, which integrates Lust with Wrath even further. Examples include Rachel, who simultaneously tainted his pride by comparing him disfavorably to Ragna ("I could list his flaws for an eternity eternity, and yet... he is still a very interesting man"), and Ragna himself, who mocked him after he was thrashed upon to Terumi's delight. Most notorious is Makoto, who not only resists most of the trolling and psychological warfare he inflicts upon her, but also because she tends to the emotional wounds he inflicts upon her friends, all of whom are his personal favorite stress toys. Many times he is driven to psychosis and homicidal rage due to the overlap between his plans and his euphoria, unto both of which she is a threat.
* '''Gluttony''': '''Gluttony:''' Gluttony is the desire for excess - to take more than one's fair share, nourishment or otherwise. As stated elsewhere, Terumi needs others to hate him in order to remain manifest - while Ragna's and/or Kokonoe's hatred alone would be more than enough, he doesn't stop there, instead tormenting and drinking the ire of everyone and anyone he could possibly reach. If reach and figuratively drinking their rage. Furthermore, gluttony could be used to describe Terumi's anger and dissatisfaction at the fact that the world's still alive (if the theme song 'Gluttony Fang' isn't wasn't a tip-off enough...enough).



* '''{{Greed}}''': Greed is more than the desire for money - it is the unjust acquisition, hoarding, and pointless expenditure of political resources, money being one of them. Any money Terumi does not spend on personal care or Intelligence mission budget (or possibly donates to Relius for his own expenditures) remains trapped within his pocket of the Intelligence division, and he clearly has plenty to go around with how he mismanages his own division - pointless missions waste resources and hoard them at the same time (agents sent on these missions are not conducting more productive work), whereas suicide missions like Makoto's trip to Ibukido are much bigger wastes (in destroying the budget money and the agents sent on these missions). It also contributes to inflation, which makes the hoarded money diminish in value over time and works to cripple the economy. In conjunction with Gluttony, he complains about how Intelligence is understaffed despite his mismanagement - more agents means more resources he gets to control, which can invoke a spiral reaction.

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* '''{{Greed}}''': '''{{Greed}}:''' Greed is more than the desire for money - it is the unjust acquisition, hoarding, and pointless expenditure of political resources, money being one of them. Any money Terumi does not spend on personal care or Intelligence mission budget (or possibly donates to Relius for his own expenditures) remains trapped within his pocket of the Intelligence division, and he clearly has plenty to go around with how he mismanages his own division - pointless missions waste resources and hoard them at the same time (agents sent on these missions are not conducting more productive work), whereas suicide missions like Makoto's trip to Ibukido are much bigger wastes (in destroying the budget money and the agents sent on these missions). It also contributes to inflation, which makes the hoarded money diminish in value over time and works to cripple the economy. In conjunction with Gluttony, he complains about how Intelligence is understaffed despite his mismanagement - more agents means more resources he gets to control, which can invoke a spiral reaction.
4th Jan '16 12:00:02 PM Willbyr
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Terumi, as Hazama, disguises himself as a mild-mannered informant of NOL who has a tendency to bring the worst of the people around him, even with sweet words and {{Half Truth}}s, without most of the people noticing. He wouldn't outright state he is Terumi, Troll extraordinaire, unless it's the right time, or against those who knew his cover (such as Rachel). Manipulating the weak sides of humanity and picking them on the weakest moment, spreading temptations and [[DealWithTheDevil Deals With The Devil]]. Well, such practice is pretty common for Satan/Lucifer as well, taking guises of normal humans (hello, [[ShinMegamiTensei Louis Cypher]]!) and hiding his true self and intentions, while manipulating things with just small words and temptations.

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Terumi, as Hazama, disguises himself as a mild-mannered informant of NOL who has a tendency to bring the worst of the people around him, even with sweet words and {{Half Truth}}s, without most of the people noticing. He wouldn't outright state he is Terumi, Troll extraordinaire, unless it's the right time, or against those who knew his cover (such as Rachel). Manipulating the weak sides of humanity and picking them on the weakest moment, spreading temptations and [[DealWithTheDevil Deals With The Devil]]. Well, such practice is pretty common for Satan/Lucifer as well, taking guises of normal humans (hello, [[ShinMegamiTensei [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Louis Cypher]]!) and hiding his true self and intentions, while manipulating things with just small words and temptations.
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