History Analysis / BlazBlue

10th Aug '17 2:17:25 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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. 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.

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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. And even if somehow they introduced a greater power above him that is [[BiggerBad Hades Izanami]], Izanami, it doesn't seem like Terumi is going to be slowed down by even her.
16th Apr '17 1:53:58 PM RedRoverRedRover
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Back in ''Calamity Trigger'', we were introduced to Makoto - on the surface, she gave the appearance of a cheery and whimsical beastkin girl, basically FunPersonified. Throughout ''Continuum Shift'', however, we started to see that not everything was as it appeared: beneath all of that, she was compassionate, determined, wise... and troubled by FantasticRacism. Like with Litchi (though not in the same way), a number of fans only saw what was on the surface and were quick to cry foul, some of them branding her a CanonSue, even though the signs point to something else entirely (there are good reasons her birthdate is April 2, after all).

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Back in ''Calamity Trigger'', we were introduced to Makoto - on the surface, she gave the appearance of a cheery and whimsical beastkin girl, basically FunPersonified. Throughout ''Continuum Shift'', however, we started to see that not everything was as it appeared: beneath all of that, she was compassionate, determined, wise... and troubled by FantasticRacism. Like with Litchi (though not in the same way), a number of fans only saw what was on the surface and were quick to cry foul, some of them branding her a CanonSue, even though the signs point to something else entirely (there are good reasons her birthdate is April 2, after all).
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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.

to:

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.
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