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22nd Nov '16 5:17:50 AM Getta
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* [[http://youtu.be/2S-P39spWfU?t=448 Attack Meow Pow!]]: Taokaka's own Astral is both awesome and hilarious. First leaping towards her opponent from a wall, she then proceeds to knock the poor schmuck all over the place, making them a human/beastkin[=/=]/EldritchAbomination[=/=]whatever pinball. She then charges up for a final strike and then jumps upward for a {{Shoryuken}}... only for Jubei to finish the opponent off (or take them away). While she's startled at first, she quickly stops caring and just slouches in victory(while Jubei peeks from the side of the screen).

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* [[http://youtu.be/2S-P39spWfU?t=448 Attack Meow Pow!]]: Taokaka's own Astral is both awesome and hilarious. First leaping towards her opponent from a wall, she then proceeds to knock the poor schmuck all over the place, making them a human/beastkin[=/=]/EldritchAbomination[=/=]whatever pinball. She then charges up for a final strike and then jumps upward for a {{Shoryuken}}... only for Jubei to finish the opponent off (or take them away). While she's startled at first, she quickly stops caring and just slouches in victory(while victory (while Jubei peeks from the side of the screen).



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-P39spWfU#t=404 Deus ex Machina II]]: On command from Carl, Ada makes a ball of energy, but this time it isn't a bomb. If the enemy touches the energy ball, Carl drapes his cape over them, and teleports them to another dimension, where a curtain rises,revealing that the enemy is surrounded by gears and cogs - the gears encroach and proceed to grind the enemy to dust. Like Noel's, a ''vast'' improvement over the original time-bomb.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-P39spWfU#t=404 Deus ex Machina II]]: On command from Carl, Ada makes a ball of energy, but this time it isn't a bomb. If the enemy touches the energy ball, Carl drapes his cape over them, and teleports them to another dimension, where a curtain rises,revealing rises, revealing that the enemy is surrounded by gears and cogs - the gears encroach and proceed to grind the enemy to dust. Like Noel's, a ''vast'' improvement over the original time-bomb.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7xt8y4AaKY Sword of Destruction]]: If you want an example of how dangerous the sword-spamming Murakumo cyborgs are, ''look no further than this.'' Releasing the Murakumo Unit's full power, Nu and Lambda trap the opponent in a force field. They then begin a scary chant, cast their swords into the air, and summon the '''''BIGGEST SWORD IN THE SERIES, BAR NONE,''''' driving into their unlucky victim.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7xt8y4AaKY Sword of Destruction]]: If you want an example of how dangerous the sword-spamming Murakumo cyborgs are, ''look no further than this.'' Releasing the Murakumo Unit's full power, Nu and Lambda trap the opponent in a force field. They then begin a scary chant, cast their swords into the air, and summon the '''''BIGGEST '''BIGGEST SWORD IN THE SERIES, BAR NONE,''''' NONE,''' driving into their unlucky victim.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzbmFPHuy_0 Jakutoku Meika:]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfkFfTfTFtw Gōhahōyō]]: Amane's Astral is similar to Relius', but with less NightmareFuel and more [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny fuel]]. He traps the opponent inside of a giant flower, which transforms them into their younger selves, which are then revealed momentarily as the flower bursts open. Not too impressed? After the victim says their unique reactionary line, the screen is covered by a curtain, behind which they are then (possibly)'''unborn.''' Moral of the story: [[spoiler:don't mess with an Observer.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzbmFPHuy_0 Jakutoku Meika:]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfkFfTfTFtw Gōhahōyō]]: Amane's Astral is similar to Relius', but with less NightmareFuel and more [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny fuel]]. He traps the opponent inside of a giant flower, which transforms them into their younger selves, which are then revealed momentarily as the flower bursts open. Not too impressed? After the victim says their unique reactionary line, the screen is covered by a curtain, behind which they are then (possibly)'''unborn.(possibly) '''unborn.''' Moral of the story: [[spoiler:don't mess with an Observer.]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTCFLikQf_8 Unholy Wrath of the Basilisk]]: An upgrade to Hazama's Astral Finish, Terumi throws 2 chains on the ground that snare the opponent. If caught, he summons a bunch of snakes that repeatedly ravage them. Right after the onslaught, he transforms into a black version of Hakumen(complete with green TronLines), summons a giant sword from his ''bare hands'' and ends the opponent with a savage slash. This is followed by [[LaughingMad the most insane laughter in video game history.]] Heck, the laugh during the Astral could also count.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTCFLikQf_8 Unholy Wrath of the Basilisk]]: An upgrade to Hazama's Astral Finish, Terumi throws 2 chains on the ground that snare the opponent. If caught, he summons a bunch of snakes that repeatedly ravage them. Right after the onslaught, he transforms into a black version of Hakumen(complete Hakumen (complete with green TronLines), summons a giant sword from his ''bare hands'' and ends the opponent with a savage slash. This is followed by [[LaughingMad the most insane laughter in video game history.]] Heck, the laugh during the Astral could also count.



[[AC: Noel Vermillion - "Successor of the Azure"]]

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[[AC: Noel Vermillion - "Successor of the Azure"]]Azure", aka Mu-12 - "Sword of the Godslayer"]]




[[AC:Jin Kisaragi - "The Hero of Order"]]

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\n* In the climax of ''CF'' she finally gets hers: [[spoiler:She and Ragna has figured a way to defeat Izanami - By virtue of her and Izanami being halves of the same being, she (as Mu) decides to [[FusionDance absorb Izanami into herself.]] After an intense fight, she finally beats her and manages to do just that (with a little help from Ragna). She slays gods, indeed.]]

[[AC:Jin Kisaragi - "The Hero of Order"]]Ikaruga/Hero of the Ice Blade"]]



** Jin's entire CS story is one long ode to his [[TookALevelInBadass grinding in badass]]. After escaping from a hospital ship, he manages to fight off [[BigBad Hazama]] while protecting [[BadassInDistress Ma]][[HeKnowsTooMuch ko]][[SpannerInTheWorks to]], freezes Hazama in his tracks when things start going south, fights Rachel at full power and holds his own despite being too badly injured to stand up straight, receives a [[HarmfulHealing painful healing treatment]], challenges Hakumen and gets stomped on, holds off Ragna ''without Yukianesa'', has that lovely little tiff with a BrainwashedAndCrazy Tsubaki (read: she's trying to kill him) and fends her off despite being unable to use his Nox for most of the fight, encounters Hazama and fights well enough to ''make him retreat'', fights the powerful magic user Phantom(implied in another story mode to be Nine herself[[spoiler:, who she actually is]]) offscreen and apparently wins, and '''then''' tells Hakumen to back off so he can take on Mu all by himself. Would you believe this is the same AxCrazy sissy who obsessed over Ragna in ''Calamity Trigger''? Jubei wasn't kidding when he said Jin had grown.

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** Jin's entire CS story is one long ode to his [[TookALevelInBadass grinding in badass]]. After escaping from a hospital ship, he manages to fight off [[BigBad Hazama]] while protecting [[BadassInDistress Ma]][[HeKnowsTooMuch ko]][[SpannerInTheWorks to]], freezes Hazama in his tracks when things start going south, fights Rachel at full power and holds his own despite being too badly injured to stand up straight, receives a [[HarmfulHealing painful healing treatment]], challenges Hakumen and gets stomped on, holds off Ragna ''without Yukianesa'', has that lovely little tiff with a BrainwashedAndCrazy Tsubaki (read: she's trying to kill him) and fends her off despite being unable to use his Nox for most of the fight, encounters Hazama and fights well enough to ''make him retreat'', fights the powerful magic user Phantom(implied Phantom (implied in another story mode to be Nine herself[[spoiler:, who and she actually is]]) offscreen and apparently wins, and '''then''' tells Hakumen to back off so he can take on Mu all by himself. Would you believe this is the same AxCrazy sissy who obsessed over Ragna in ''Calamity Trigger''? Jubei wasn't kidding when he said Jin had grown.



* Chronophantasma definitely continues Jin's rise in badassery. After he reluctantly accepts help from Makoto and Noel in saving Tsubaki, he comes up with a plan that involves all three of them fighting her in sequence; First is Makoto to bring her to her physical limits, thren Noel to use the Power of the Eye and observe Izayoi's true form and make it real, and finally Jin to finish the job himself. When it comes time for Jin's fight, he proves just how much he cares about Tsubaki by claiming that if [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments he can bring her back to normal, his life is a small price to pay and that he intends on keeping their childhood promise.]] The now Izayoi-possessed Tsubaki prepares to use ''Immortal Breaker'', a power which is capable of even killing the likes of Rachel. Makoto, Noel, and Tsubaki are all fittingly worried, but Jin takes the blow anyway. The thought of killing someone so close to her caused Tsubaki to break the "Mind Eater" spell on her. Jin later survives his near death experience, claiming that the power behind ''Immortal Breaker'' is to implant the idea of death in the victim's head, but since he possesses the Power of Order, [[BadassBoast death cannot be implanted in him.]] He may be an aloof jerk most of the time, but Jin proves without a doubt he goes above and beyond for those he cares about.

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* Chronophantasma definitely continues Jin's rise in badassery. After he reluctantly accepts help from Makoto and Noel in saving Tsubaki, he comes up with a plan that involves all three of them fighting her in sequence; First is Makoto to bring her to her physical limits, thren then Noel to use the Power of the Eye and observe Izayoi's true form and make it real, and finally Jin to finish the job himself. When it comes time for Jin's fight, he proves just how much he cares about Tsubaki by claiming that if [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments he can bring her back to normal, his life is a small price to pay and that he intends on keeping their childhood promise.]] The now Izayoi-possessed Tsubaki prepares to use ''Immortal Breaker'', a power which is capable of even killing the likes of Rachel. Makoto, Noel, and Tsubaki are all fittingly worried, but Jin takes the blow anyway. The thought of killing someone so close to her caused Tsubaki to break the "Mind Eater" spell on her. Jin later survives his near death experience, claiming that the power behind ''Immortal Breaker'' is to implant the idea of death in the victim's head, but since he possesses the Power of Order, [[BadassBoast death cannot be implanted in him.]] He may be an aloof jerk most of the time, but Jin proves without a doubt he goes above and beyond for those he cares about.



** Also in act 2, she pretty much anticipated that everyone would come and try to kill her, so she manipulates them all by giving them a piece of Azure to make their wish come true... only for it to be negated by the "highest Entitled", Noel. This pretty much drives Act 3 into a civil war between many characters at once, with those who want to kill Noel and those who want to protect her, while Saya can still proceed with the Doomsday.

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** Also in act 2, she pretty much anticipated that everyone would come and try to kill her, so she manipulates them all by giving them a piece of Azure to make their wish come true... only for it to be negated by the "highest Entitled", Noel. This pretty much drives Act 3 into a civil war between many characters at once, with those who want to kill Noel and those who want to protect her, while Saya she (Imperator) can still proceed with the Doomsday.



* When everyone is battling an ax-crazy, mind-eater afflicted Nu near the end of ''Central Fiction'' Nu get's finds an opening to throw everything she's got...[[spoiler: at Tsubaki. Unable to dodge she can only brace herself, shut her eyes, and prepare for the worst...only for the blow to never come. She opens her eyes and finds Hakumen has thrown himself in front of the attack and taken it himself.]] Hakumen finally got the redemption that he wanted.

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* When everyone is battling an ax-crazy, mind-eater afflicted AxCrazy, Mind Eater-afflicted Nu near the end of ''Central Fiction'' Nu get's finds an opening to throw everything she's got...[[spoiler: at got... [[spoiler:at Tsubaki. Unable to dodge she can only brace herself, shut her eyes, and prepare for the worst...only for the blow to never come. She opens her eyes and finds Hakumen has thrown himself in front of the attack and taken it himself.]] Hakumen finally got the redemption that he wanted.
wanted. He then proceeds to '''beat the living hell''' out of Nu for retribution.



* Hell, the entire ''Continuum Shift'' plot is one for Terumi and Hazama). ''No matter what anyone else did, he still succeeded in his plans!''

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* Hell, the entire ''Continuum Shift'' plot is one for Terumi and (and Hazama). ''No matter what anyone else did, he still succeeded in his plans!''



* In ''CF'', [[spoiler:he chooses to spend his time laying low and try to get a vessel for himself. Except that Hazama is no longer an option due to 1) Trinity's magic in ''CP'' prevented the two from merging, and 2) Hazama himself is revealed to not want to merge anymore. So what does he do? He falls back to his most secret plan: he goes after Hakumen and ''his Susano'o Unit'' ("his", wink wink nudge nudge). After taking the soul-cutting Hihiirokane from Clavis' grave (which involves him fighting an apparition of himself first), he uses it on Ouroboros to cut out Future Jin's soul from Hakumen, leaving the Susano'o Unit empty for him to take, and to unleash his true self: '''Takehaya Susano'o no Mikoto''' - The "True" Susano'o.]]

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* In ''CF'', [[spoiler:he [[spoiler:Terumi chooses to spend his time laying low and try to get a vessel for himself. Except that Hazama is no longer an option due to 1) Trinity's magic in ''CP'' prevented the two from merging, and 2) Hazama himself is revealed to not want to merge anymore. So what does he do? He falls back to his most secret plan: he goes after Hakumen and ''his Susano'o Unit'' ("his", wink wink nudge nudge). After taking the soul-cutting Hihiirokane from Clavis' grave (which involves him fighting an apparition of himself first), he uses it on Ouroboros to cut out Future Alternate Jin's soul from Hakumen, leaving the Susano'o Unit empty for him to take, and to unleash his true self: '''Takehaya Susano'o no Mikoto''' - The "True" Susano'o.]]



** [[spoiler:Once he becomes Susano'o in the story mode, he manages to effortlessly mow down everyone on sight, while carrying Noel so she can open the gate. Even Es, the no-nonsense, BFS wielding Azure GateGuardian. He's only stopped when Ragna rips his soul out of the unit.]]

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** [[spoiler:Once he becomes Susano'o in the story mode, he manages to effortlessly mow down everyone on sight, while carrying Noel so she can open the gate. Azure Gate. Even Es, the no-nonsense, BFS wielding Azure GateGuardian.guardian of said gate. He's only stopped when Ragna rips his soul out of the unit.]]



* Speaking of Azrael, he pretty much deserves a spot on here just for the sheer fact of how much of an ImplacableMan he is. His introduction has him ''sleeping'' in a chamber of a temperature at damn near absolute zero, and then he easily breaks his bonds before being given his assignment of tracking down Ragna and taking his Azure Grimoire. He pretty much spends half of the plot shrugging off most of the protagonist's best attacks. His Arcade Mode has him tracking down Ragna, and going through most of the cast to do so including Valkenhayn, Tager, and Jin before finally finding Ragna himself. He gains the upper-hand on Ragna pretty quickly, forcing him to use the Azure. Azrael welcomes this because it means he can release his own power as well, which had been restrained up to that point via Enchanted Dragunov. Azrael reveals that he's been holding back the entire time and he's glad that he finally has a WorthyOpponent he can use hi on. Ragna & Azrael are about to engage in Round 2 of their fight, with the latter going full LargeHam with excitement...[[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome and this where the Arcade ends.]]

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* Speaking of Azrael, he pretty much deserves a spot on here just for the sheer fact of how much of an ImplacableMan he is. His introduction has him ''sleeping'' in a chamber of a temperature at damn near absolute zero, and then he easily breaks his bonds before being given his assignment of tracking down Ragna and taking his Azure Grimoire. He pretty much spends half of the plot shrugging off most of the protagonist's best attacks. His Arcade Mode has him tracking down Ragna, and going through most of the cast to do so including Valkenhayn, Tager, and Jin before finally finding Ragna himself. He gains the upper-hand on Ragna pretty quickly, forcing him to use the Azure. Azrael welcomes this because it means he can release his own power as well, which had been restrained up to that point via Enchanted Enchant Dragunov. Azrael reveals that he's been holding back the entire time and he's glad that he finally has a WorthyOpponent he can use hi on. Ragna & Azrael are about to engage in Round 2 of their fight, with the latter going full LargeHam with excitement...[[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome and this where the Arcade ends.]]



** In his Act 3, [[spoiler:he becomes another one on the list of those that can ''beat Terumi''(okay, he was weakened, but still). What's more awesome is how he tells Terumi his ambitions: to fight the "gods on the other side" and the Black Beast itself.]]

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** In his Act 3, [[spoiler:he becomes another one on the list of those that can ''beat Terumi''(okay, Terumi'' (okay, he was weakened, but still). What's more awesome is how he tells Terumi his ambitions: to fight the "gods on the other side" and the Black Beast itself. While he's being covered in his Growler Field and showing off GlowingEyesOfDoom and a SlasherSmile.]]



[[AC:Ragna the Bloodedge - "The Grim Reaper" [[spoiler: AKA "[[Manga/DeathNote God of the New World]]"]]]]

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[[AC:Ragna the Bloodedge - "The Grim Reaper" [[spoiler: AKA "[[Manga/DeathNote God of the New World]]"]]]]"[[TitleDrop The Central Fiction]]"]]]]



* Phase 0: Ragna [[spoiler:is transported back in time and has to deal with... the Black Beast. Still doesn't stop him from stopping it for a year. Yep, ya heard me right. The Six Heroes have barely defeated it, yet he handled it basically while being human(his grimoire was disabled at the time), preventing it from causing havoc. Even if in the end his fate is being consumed, or perhaps he's consumed but took about a year to digest,]] it gave him a worthy moment to be referred as the Grim Reaper.

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* Phase 0: Ragna [[spoiler:is transported back in time and has to deal with... the Black Beast. Still doesn't stop him from stopping it for a year. Yep, ya heard me right. The Six Heroes have barely defeated it, yet he handled it basically while being human(his human (his grimoire was disabled at the time), preventing it from causing havoc. Even if in the end his fate is being consumed, or perhaps he's consumed but took about a year to digest,]] it gave him a worthy moment to be referred as the Grim Reaper.



* Another ''Chronophantasma'' moment. [[spoiler: Azrael has just tried to murder Celica in order to provoke Ragna into using the Azure Grimoire against him. It works...right up until he realizes he wants the strength to protect people on his own and not rely on the power that simply steals. Not only does he force it stop from activating, but then he tells Azrael, someone who has been consistently shown forcing the strongest fighters [=BlazBlue=] has to offer to retreat at less than an 1/8th of his full power, that [[StaringDownCthulhu he's not worth activating the Azure for.]]]]

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* Another ''Chronophantasma'' moment. [[spoiler: Azrael has just tried to murder Celica in order to provoke Ragna into using the Azure Grimoire against him. It works...right up until he realizes he wants the strength to protect people on his own and not rely on the power that simply steals. Not only does he force it to stop from activating, but then he tells Azrael, someone who has been consistently shown forcing the strongest fighters [=BlazBlue=] has to offer to retreat at less than an 1/8th of his full power, that [[StaringDownCthulhu he's not worth activating the Azure for.]]]]



* In ''CF'', [[spoiler:once he gets his memories back, he learns how the world and humanity have forced their desires upon a young girl(the girl in the Master Unit), so he goes with a new resolve and a solution: use Soul Eater to devour everyone else's dreams, including the god's own, living up to his name as "the Grim Reaper". He then proceeds to beat many characters in the cast, helped by the fact that he, not being an Entitled, doesn't have his soul being sucked into the Boundary.]]

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* In ''CF'', [[spoiler:once he gets his memories back, he learns how the world and humanity have forced their desires upon a young girl(the girl (the girl in the Master Unit), so he goes with a new resolve and a solution: use Soul Eater to devour everyone else's dreams, including the god's own, living up to his name as "the Grim Reaper". He then proceeds to beat many characters in the cast, helped by the fact that he, not being an Entitled, doesn't have his soul being sucked into the Boundary.]]



*** So... if you were disappointed with the rather lackluster manner of how his nemesis Terumi was disposed in ''Chronophantasma'', don't worry. In ''Central Fiction''... [[spoiler:after forcing him out of the Susano'o Unit, Ragna delivers a ''much more'' well-deserved finishing blow, where he doesn't even flinch after all of Terumi's trolling, shows a scary Grim Reaper dark silhouette carrying his giant scythe(Black Onslaught, pretty much), and ''impales'' Terumi, just sticking his scythe as Terumi dissipates and slowly dies while laughing, because that's what he always do even as he's out of options to deter Ragna any further. Good job, Grim Reaper, now this is a killing scene worth clapping our hands for. He even tops it off with a cool PreMortemOneLiner.]]

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*** ** So... if you were disappointed with the rather lackluster manner of how his nemesis Terumi was disposed in ''Chronophantasma'', don't worry. In ''Central Fiction''... [[spoiler:after forcing him out of the Susano'o Unit, Ragna delivers a ''much more'' well-deserved finishing blow, where he doesn't even flinch after all of Terumi's trolling, shows a scary Grim Reaper dark silhouette carrying his giant scythe(Black scythe (Black Onslaught, pretty much), and ''impales'' Terumi, just sticking his scythe as Terumi dissipates and slowly dies while laughing, because that's what he always do even as he's out of options to deter Ragna any further. Good job, Grim Reaper, now this is a killing scene worth clapping our hands for. He even tops it off with a cool PreMortemOneLiner.]]
22nd Nov '16 3:49:12 AM Getta
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXAJb5zNeqM Dark Eternalness]]: Izanami's Astral Heat is just as awesome as it is ''[[NightmareFuel pants shittingly SCARY.]]'' She grabs her opponent and takes them to the underworld in a tornado of souls. Then she suddenly appears in the background with a '''''horrific''''' SlasherSmile complete with GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath, fades away, and reappears as 7 enormous skulls crash down on the opponent and devour them, leaving ''nothing'' behind. Arakune's Astral's got ''nothing'' on THIS.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXAJb5zNeqM Dark Eternalness]]: Eternal Darkness]]: Izanami's Astral Heat is just as awesome as it is ''[[NightmareFuel pants shittingly SCARY.]]'' She grabs her opponent and takes them to the underworld in a tornado of souls. Then she suddenly appears in the background with a '''''horrific''''' SlasherSmile complete with GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath, fades away, and reappears as 7 enormous skulls crash down on the opponent and devour them, leaving ''nothing'' behind. Arakune's Astral's got ''nothing'' on THIS.
21st Nov '16 11:56:35 PM Delnoir
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* When everyone is battling an ax-crazy, mind-eater afflicted Nu near the end of ''Central Fiction'' Nu get's finds an opening to throw everything she's got...[[spoiler: at Tsubaki. Unable to dodge she can only brace herself, shut her eyes, and prepare for the worst...only for the blow to never come. She opens her eyes and finds Hakumen has thrown himself in front of the attack and taken it himself.]] Hakumen finally got the redemption that he wanted.
20th Nov '16 12:07:23 PM Jameisonhyson22
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** While [[spoiler:Ragna's beatdown of Hazama in ''CS'' was both awesome and satisfying, keep in mind that it was only after he had his Azure Grimoire shut down, and his ''own'' ass kicked. That, and the whole situation ended up being a win for Hazama, anyway.]] In ''CF'', Ragna finds Hazama, who has caught Rachel with an armagus trap, which is continuously binding her. Hazzie then does what he does best: [[{{Troll}} piss Ragna off,]] leading to a battle between the two of them, with both of them activating BlazBlue. But instead of history repeating itself, Ragna utterly [[spoiler:wrecks Hazama with ''no'' initial defeat of his own, beats him into the ground '''just like Hazama did to him,''' and after Naoto helps calm him down from his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, ''denies'' Hazama the rage he wanted.]] [[CurbStompBattle And]] [[HijackingCthulhu unlike]] [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome last]] [[TheBadGuyWins time,]] Hazama gets no glory whatsoever-no shutdown of Ragna's Grimoire, no godslaying pawn, and no control over Takamagahara- meaning the greatness of the moment is intact for Ragna.]] [[spoiler:Hazzie may have chose to GoOutWithASmile and toss himself into a cauldron, but it's clear who not only won Round 2, but also got ''true'' payback. And then there's the final showdown with Terumi...]]

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** While [[spoiler:Ragna's beatdown of Hazama in ''CS'' was both awesome and satisfying, keep in mind that it was only after he had his Azure Grimoire shut down, and his ''own'' ass kicked. That, and the whole situation ended up being a win for Hazama, anyway.]] In ''CF'', Ragna finds Hazama, who has caught Rachel with an armagus trap, which is continuously binding her. Hazzie then does what he does best: [[{{Troll}} piss Ragna off,]] leading to a battle between the two of them, with both of them activating BlazBlue. But instead of history repeating itself, Ragna utterly [[spoiler:wrecks Hazama with ''no'' initial defeat of his own, beats him into the ground '''just like Hazama did to him,''' and after Naoto helps calm him down from his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, ''denies'' Hazama the rage he wanted.]] [[CurbStompBattle And]] [[HijackingCthulhu unlike]] [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome last]] [[TheBadGuyWins time,]] Hazama gets no glory whatsoever-no shutdown of Ragna's Grimoire, no godslaying pawn, and no control over Takamagahara- meaning the greatness of the moment is intact for Ragna.]] [[spoiler:Hazzie may have chose to GoOutWithASmile and toss himself into a cauldron, but it's clear who not only won Round 2, but also got ''true'' payback. And then there's the final showdown with Terumi...]]
12th Nov '16 3:36:53 PM Bigbattle1990
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eImCOUNlVo4 Amatsugomori Nakikarasu]]: A [[BlackScreenOfDeath Black Screen of Death move]], Hibiki sends his opponent to a dark area with a moon, performing a sneak attack from both directions, and ending with a doppelganger slash. He'd make [[AttackOnTitan the Survey Corps proud.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eImCOUNlVo4 Amatsugomori Nakikarasu]]: Nakikarasu/Divine Nightfall: "Raven"]]: A [[BlackScreenOfDeath Black Screen of Death move]], Hibiki sends his opponent to a dark area with a moon, performing a sneak attack from both directions, and ending with a doppelganger slash. He'd make [[AttackOnTitan the Survey Corps proud.]]
11th Nov '16 10:52:32 AM Kirboy92
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** The quote he says afterwords after the finishing blow only makes it more badass no matter what BlazBlue game you're playing

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** The quote he says afterwords after the finishing blow only makes it more badass no matter what BlazBlue game you're playingplaying.



* [[http://youtu.be/2S-P39spWfU?t=448 Attack Meow Pow!]]: Taokaka's own is both awesome and hilarious. First leaping towards her opponent from a wall, she then proceeds to knock the poor schmuck all over the place, making them a human/beastkin[=/=]/EldritchAbomination[=/=]whatever pinball. She then charges up for a final strike and then jumps upward for a {{Shoryuken}}... only for Jubei to finish the opponent off (or taking them away). While she's startled at first, she quickly stops caring and just slouches in victory (while Jubei peeks from the side of the screen).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuLi4Ne0MtM King of Tager]]: He grapples his opponent when using this astral. If he succeeds, he charges up his jet boosters, flies up extremely high, and slams the opponent onto the ground. Sounds like a normal command grab, does it? Did I mention that he starts his descent from the stratosphere? And that they fall from such a height that it leaves a big crater? Oh, did I also mention he SURVIVES?!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-P39spWfU#t=266 Nine Gates of Heaven]]: Launching the enemy skyward, Litchi vaults after them, slams them with her feet ''repeatedly'', and delivers one last devastating kick to blow them back to the ground. This doesn't appear ''too'' impressive... until you realize it inflicts a whopping 20000 damage, easily more than any other Astral Heat in the original game! Not bad for a human, eh?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-P39spWfU#t=288 N-Infinity]]: Arakune had his Astral updated for Chronophantasma and it has become the epitome of CreepyAwesome. The startup is similar to his original Astral Heat when he turns into a giant eye trying to tag you, but instead of causing instant death, being hit by the eye stars a sequence of the victim being trapped in a web with various giant eyes appearing across the screen, then four large centipedes with giant eyes on their back begin swarming the screen and devour the victim whole. Afterward, nothing remains but a void and the raining blood of the victim. NightmareFuel doesn't even begin to describe it.

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* [[http://youtu.be/2S-P39spWfU?t=448 Attack Meow Pow!]]: Taokaka's own Astral is both awesome and hilarious. First leaping towards her opponent from a wall, she then proceeds to knock the poor schmuck all over the place, making them a human/beastkin[=/=]/EldritchAbomination[=/=]whatever pinball. She then charges up for a final strike and then jumps upward for a {{Shoryuken}}... only for Jubei to finish the opponent off (or taking take them away). While she's startled at first, she quickly stops caring and just slouches in victory (while victory(while Jubei peeks from the side of the screen).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuLi4Ne0MtM King of Tager]]: He Tager grapples his opponent when using this astral.Astral. If he succeeds, he charges up his jet boosters, flies up extremely high, and slams the opponent onto the ground. Sounds like a normal command grab, does it? Did I mention that he starts his descent from the stratosphere? And that they fall from such a height that it leaves a big crater? Oh, did I also mention he SURVIVES?!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-P39spWfU#t=266 Nine Gates of Heaven]]: Launching the enemy skyward, Litchi vaults after them, slams them with her feet ''repeatedly'', ''99 times'', and delivers one last devastating kick to blow them back to the ground. This doesn't appear ''too'' impressive... until you realize it inflicts a whopping 20000 damage, easily more than any other Astral Heat in the original game! Not bad for a human, eh?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-P39spWfU#t=288 N-Infinity]]: Arakune had his Astral updated for Chronophantasma Chronophantasma, and it has become the epitome of CreepyAwesome. The startup is similar to his original Astral Heat when he turns into a giant eye trying to tag you, but instead of causing instant death, being hit by the eye stars starts a sequence of the victim being trapped in a web with various giant eyes appearing across the screen, then four large centipedes with giant eyes on their back begin swarming the screen and devour the victim whole. Afterward, nothing remains but a void and the raining blood of the victim. NightmareFuel doesn't even begin to describe it.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-P39spWfU#t=404 Deus ex Machina II]]: On command from Carl, Ada makes a ball of energy, but this time it isn't a bomb. If the enemy touches the energy ball, Carl drapes his cape over them, and teleports them to another dimension, a curtain rises, to reveal that the enemy is surrounded by gears and cogs - the gears encroach and proceed to grind the enemy to dust. Like Noel's, a ''vast'' improvement over the original time-bomb.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-P39spWfU#t=404 Deus ex Machina II]]: On command from Carl, Ada makes a ball of energy, but this time it isn't a bomb. If the enemy touches the energy ball, Carl drapes his cape over them, and teleports them to another dimension, where a curtain rises, to reveal rises,revealing that the enemy is surrounded by gears and cogs - the gears encroach and proceed to grind the enemy to dust. Like Noel's, a ''vast'' improvement over the original time-bomb.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h_LOmyTtik Hungry Darkness of 1000 Souls]]: A truly badass and sinister finishing move for the world's greatest troll. Hazama summons a bunch of chains from the ground which snares the opponent, after which he summons a mass of dark snakes which eventually form one gigantic snake, which then ''devours'' the opponent!

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h_LOmyTtik Hungry Darkness of 1000 Souls]]: A truly badass and sinister finishing move for the world's greatest troll. Hazama summons a bunch of chains from the ground which snares snare the opponent, after which he summons a mass of dark snakes snakes, which eventually form one gigantic ''gigantic'' snake, which then ''devours'' '''devours''' the opponent!



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40oAqDpXAs Blut Voltmund]]: Harkening back to his vigilante days, Valkenhayn [[StreetFighter flash kicks]] the opponent airborne. After a brief pause, he fully transforms into the bipedal werewolf that our lore has accustomed us with, leaps after the prone victim, strikes from multiple directions only to, like Hakumen, saturate the screen in blood. How his outfit stays clean through all that will always remain a mystery...

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40oAqDpXAs Blut Voltmund]]: Harkening back to his vigilante days, Valkenhayn [[StreetFighter flash kicks]] the opponent airborne. After a brief pause, he fully transforms into the bipedal werewolf that our lore has accustomed us with, leaps after the prone victim, strikes from multiple directions only to, like Hakumen, saturate the screen in blood. All under the silhouette of a full moon. How his outfit stays clean through all that will always remain a mystery...



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfZKJjonDXk Puppeteer's Altar]]: On command, Ignis lunges forward and catches the opponent in a FacePalmOfDoom. The scene then cuts to the nightmare house they call Relius' lab, where the opponent is bound in a very secure fashion, only for the man himself to rise, approach, and announce his intent before the doors slam shut. Each character is bound in a different fashion designed around their equipment and their powers - clear-cut cred for Relius (due to him being CrazyPrepared in this fashion) and for the art team (for going out of their way to design all of these in the first place).

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfZKJjonDXk Puppeteer's Altar]]: On command, Ignis lunges forward and catches the opponent in a FacePalmOfDoom. The scene then cuts to the nightmare house they call Relius' lab, where the opponent is bound in a very secure fashion, only for the man himself to rise, approach, and announce his intent before the doors slam shut. Each character is bound in a different fashion designed around their equipment and their powers - clear-cut cred for Relius (due to him being CrazyPrepared in this fashion) and for the art team (for going out of their way to design all of these in the first place). They even have a unique death cry.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzbmFPHuy_0 Jakutoku Meika:]] [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfkFfTfTFtw Gōhahōyō]]: Amane's Astral is similar to Relius's, but with less NightmareFuel and more [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny fuel]]. He traps the opponent inside of a giant flower, which transforms them into their younger selves, which are then revealed momentarily as the flower bursts open. Not too impressed? After the victim says their unique reactionary line, the screen is covered by a curtain, behind which they are then (possibly)'''unborn.''' Moral of the story: [[spoiler:don't mess with an Observer.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzbmFPHuy_0 Jakutoku Meika:]] [https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfkFfTfTFtw Gōhahōyō]]: Amane's Astral is similar to Relius's, Relius', but with less NightmareFuel and more [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny fuel]]. He traps the opponent inside of a giant flower, which transforms them into their younger selves, which are then revealed momentarily as the flower bursts open. Not too impressed? After the victim says their unique reactionary line, the screen is covered by a curtain, behind which they are then (possibly)'''unborn.''' Moral of the story: [[spoiler:don't mess with an Observer.]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EAdPX_pGbk Patriot Apocalypse]]: If all the talk about slaughtering hundreds during the Ikaruga Civil War didn't convince you that Azrael was already a born {{Badass}}, his Astral will probably do the trick, showing you what happens when a PersonOfMassDestruction decides to cut loose. Azrael removes his Enchant Dragunov limiters and punches the opponent downwards to the ground, then pulls out the ground from underneath them and tosses them into the air. Summoning his strength into his fist as the opponent descends, he then punches upwards at the opponent with all his power, so much that it causes a giant explosion that annihilates the opponent. What's left of the scene is him laughing at the destruction with his back to the camera, all done in a way that would make [[StreetFighter Akuma]] weep with pride.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsmMKKFHRj4 Black Dragon's Sky-Rending Blade]]: HandsomeLech he may be, but Kagura's Astral is a sure-fire reminder to why he earned the title "Black Knight". Kagura swings his Zweihander upwards, and if successful, traps his enemy with tendrils of dark energy. As his opponent is [[OhCrap bricking themselves]] over their immient demise, he then raises his blade to the sky and gathers dark energy around it to form a giant [[LaserBlade Laser]] {{BFS}} before bringing it down on the opponent, erasing them from existence.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EAdPX_pGbk Patriot Apocalypse]]: If all the talk about slaughtering hundreds during the Ikaruga Civil War didn't convince you that Azrael was already a born {{Badass}}, his Astral will probably do the trick, showing you what happens when a PersonOfMassDestruction decides to cut loose.show his true power. Azrael removes his Enchant Dragunov limiters and punches the opponent downwards to the ground, then pulls out the ground from underneath them and tosses them into the air. Summoning his strength and drawing it into his fist as the opponent descends, he then punches upwards at the opponent with all his power, so much that it causes a giant '''nuclear-scale''' explosion that annihilates the opponent.opponent completely. What's left of the scene is him laughing at the destruction with his back to the camera, all done in a way that would make [[StreetFighter Akuma]] weep with pride.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsmMKKFHRj4 Black Dragon's Sky-Rending Blade]]: HandsomeLech he may be, but Kagura's Astral is a sure-fire reminder as to why he earned the title "Black Knight". Kagura swings his Zweihander upwards, and if successful, traps his enemy with tendrils of dark energy. As his opponent is [[OhCrap bricking themselves]] over their immient demise, he then raises his blade to the sky and gathers dark energy around it to form a giant [[LaserBlade Laser]] {{BFS}} before bringing it down on the opponent, erasing them from existence.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTCFLikQf_8 Unholy Wrath of the Basilisk]]: An upgrade to Hazama's Astral Finish, Terumi throws 2 chains on the ground that snare the opponent. If caught, he summons a bunch of snakes that ravage them. Right after the onslaught, he transforms into a black version of Hakumen(complete with green TronLines), summons a giant sword from his ''bare hands'' and ends the opponent with a savage slash. This is followed by [[LaughingMad the most insane laughter in video game history.]] Heck, the laugh during the Astral could also count.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTCFLikQf_8 Unholy Wrath of the Basilisk]]: An upgrade to Hazama's Astral Finish, Terumi throws 2 chains on the ground that snare the opponent. If caught, he summons a bunch of snakes that repeatedly ravage them. Right after the onslaught, he transforms into a black version of Hakumen(complete with green TronLines), summons a giant sword from his ''bare hands'' and ends the opponent with a savage slash. This is followed by [[LaughingMad the most insane laughter in video game history.]] Heck, the laugh during the Astral could also count.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eImCOUNlVo4 Amatsugomori Nakikarasu]]: A [[BlackScreenOfDeath Black Screen of Death move]], Hibiki sends his opponent to a dark area with a moon, performing a sneak attack from both directions, and ending with a doppelganger slash. He makes [[AttackOnTitan the Survey Corps proud.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eImCOUNlVo4 Amatsugomori Nakikarasu]]: A [[BlackScreenOfDeath Black Screen of Death move]], Hibiki sends his opponent to a dark area with a moon, performing a sneak attack from both directions, and ending with a doppelganger slash. He makes He'd make [[AttackOnTitan the Survey Corps proud.]]



* Jin's true path in Continuum Shift has him being unable to use Yukianesa because it doesn't want to be used. Ragna points out that a Nox Nyctores either controls its user or must be completely overpowered by willpower to be used. He states Jin needs to be stronger if he wishes to win. When he confronts Tsubaki, who is eventually mind controlled by Hazama, Jin states that if she stands in his way, she will be his enemy and activates Yukianesa against its will. This is awesome for gameplay reasons as well - since Jin was locked out of all of his ice attacks up to this point, being able to unload with Unlimited Jin was ''extremely cathartic''.

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* Jin's true path in Continuum Shift has him being unable to use Yukianesa because it doesn't want to be used. Ragna points out that a Nox Nyctores either controls its user or must be completely overpowered by willpower to be used. He states that Jin needs to be stronger if he wishes to win. When he confronts Tsubaki, who is eventually mind controlled by Hazama, Jin states that if she stands in his way, she will be his enemy and activates Yukianesa against its will. This is awesome for gameplay reasons as well - since Jin was locked out of all of his ice attacks up to this point, being able to unload with Unlimited Jin was ''extremely cathartic''.



** Jin's entire CS story is one long ode to his [[TookALevelInBadass grinding in badass]]. After escaping from a hospital ship, he manages to fight off [[BigBad Hazama]] while protecting [[BadassInDistress Ma]][[HeKnowsTooMuch ko]][[SpannerInTheWorks to]], freezes Hazama in his tracks when things start going south, fights Rachel at full power and holds his own despite being too badly injured to stand up straight, receives a [[HarmfulHealing painful healing treatment]], challenges Hakumen and gets stomped on, holds off Ragna ''without Yukianesa'', has that lovely little tiff with a BrainwashedAndCrazy Tsubaki (read: she's trying to kill him) and fends her off despite being unable to use his Nox for most of the fight, encounters Hazama and fights well enough to ''make him retreat'', fights the powerful magic user Phantom (implied in another story mode to be Nine herself) offscreen and apparently wins, and '''then''' tells Hakumen to back off so he can take on Mu all by himself. Would you believe this is the same AxCrazy sissy who obsessed over Ragna in ''Calamity Trigger''? Jubei wasn't kidding when he said Jin had grown.

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** Jin's entire CS story is one long ode to his [[TookALevelInBadass grinding in badass]]. After escaping from a hospital ship, he manages to fight off [[BigBad Hazama]] while protecting [[BadassInDistress Ma]][[HeKnowsTooMuch ko]][[SpannerInTheWorks to]], freezes Hazama in his tracks when things start going south, fights Rachel at full power and holds his own despite being too badly injured to stand up straight, receives a [[HarmfulHealing painful healing treatment]], challenges Hakumen and gets stomped on, holds off Ragna ''without Yukianesa'', has that lovely little tiff with a BrainwashedAndCrazy Tsubaki (read: she's trying to kill him) and fends her off despite being unable to use his Nox for most of the fight, encounters Hazama and fights well enough to ''make him retreat'', fights the powerful magic user Phantom (implied Phantom(implied in another story mode to be Nine herself) herself[[spoiler:, who she actually is]]) offscreen and apparently wins, and '''then''' tells Hakumen to back off so he can take on Mu all by himself. Would you believe this is the same AxCrazy sissy who obsessed over Ragna in ''Calamity Trigger''? Jubei wasn't kidding when he said Jin had grown.



* Chronophantasma definitely continues Jin's rise in badassery. After he reluctantly accepts help from Makoto and Noel in saving Tsubaki, he comes up with a plan that involves all three of them fighting her in sequence; First is Makoto to bring her to her physical limits, Noel to use the Power of the Eye and observe Izayoi's true form and make it real, and finally Jin to finish the job himself. When it comes time for Jin's turn, he proves just how much he cares about Tsubaki by claiming that if [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments he can bring her back to normal, his life is a small price to pay and that he intends on keeping their childhood promise.]] The now Izayoi possessed Tsubaki prepares to use ''Immortal Breaker'', a power which is capable of even killing the likes of Rachel. Makoto, Noel, and Tsubaki are all fittingly worried, but Jin takes the blow anyway. The thought of killing someone so close to her caused Tsubaki to break the "Mind Eater" spell on her. Jin later survives his near death experience, by claiming that the power behind ''Immortal Breaker'' is to implant the idea of death in the victim's head, but since Jin possesses the Power of Order, [[BadassBoast he claims that death cannot be implanted in him.]] He may be an aloof jerk most of the time, but Jin proves without a doubt he goes above and beyond for those he cares about.
* In ''Chrono Phantasma'', [[spoiler:Hakumen has to destroy a monolith but doesn't have enough strength to do so after his fight with Terumi. Then Jin arrives and together, while Blood Pain is playing, the two use Yukikaze to destroy the monolith. That's right. ''Both Jins perform a double Yukikaze''!]]

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* Chronophantasma definitely continues Jin's rise in badassery. After he reluctantly accepts help from Makoto and Noel in saving Tsubaki, he comes up with a plan that involves all three of them fighting her in sequence; First is Makoto to bring her to her physical limits, thren Noel to use the Power of the Eye and observe Izayoi's true form and make it real, and finally Jin to finish the job himself. When it comes time for Jin's turn, fight, he proves just how much he cares about Tsubaki by claiming that if [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments he can bring her back to normal, his life is a small price to pay and that he intends on keeping their childhood promise.]] The now Izayoi possessed Izayoi-possessed Tsubaki prepares to use ''Immortal Breaker'', a power which is capable of even killing the likes of Rachel. Makoto, Noel, and Tsubaki are all fittingly worried, but Jin takes the blow anyway. The thought of killing someone so close to her caused Tsubaki to break the "Mind Eater" spell on her. Jin later survives his near death experience, by claiming that the power behind ''Immortal Breaker'' is to implant the idea of death in the victim's head, but since Jin he possesses the Power of Order, [[BadassBoast he claims that death cannot be implanted in him.]] He may be an aloof jerk most of the time, but Jin proves without a doubt he goes above and beyond for those he cares about.
* In ''Chrono Phantasma'', [[spoiler:Hakumen has to destroy a monolith monolith, but doesn't have enough strength to do so after his fight with Terumi. Then Jin arrives and together, while Blood Pain is playing, the two use Yukikaze to destroy the monolith. That's right. ''Both Jins perform a double Yukikaze''!]]



* In the True Ending of ''Continuum Shift'', [[spoiler:after getting the shit torn out of him, Terumi is left to bleed by Ragna the Bloodedge out of CruelMercy. However, he managed to pull his plan off anyway, and the manner is revealed in Relius' Arcade mode ending - Relius, per his coherence with Terumi, sics Ignis on him, tearing his body to shreds to free Terumi's ghost.]] Shows that these two are a different breed of villain when they ''cooperate so willingly and efficiently''!
* Makoto's bad ending, and Relius' hand in it, is said by many to be either an utterly terrifying thing or TearJerker, and they'd be right. However, one thing that tends to be glossed over is that it serves as Relius' SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, a testament for his villain caliber. Why? [[spoiler:Makoto serves as a massive SpannerInTheWorks for Hazama's plans. She thwarts him several times during her Story Mode, something that no other character has really done - the significance of this is listed in Makoto's section. Relius, understandably, will stand for none of it. He successfully leads her into a trap using Jin as the bait, and proceeds to... ahem, put the spanner back in the toolbox, shall we say. Also, if what he says is any indication, he smelt Makoto's soul into a Nox ''without using a cauldron''.]] Succeeding where goddamn '''Hazama''' of all people failed, succeeding ''spectacularly'' at that, and leaving little doubt he could repeat it in a canon path? Maybe Hazama isn't the one to fear after all.

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* In the True Ending of ''Continuum Shift'', [[spoiler:after getting the shit torn out of him, Terumi is left to bleed by Ragna the Bloodedge out of CruelMercy. However, he managed to pull his plan off anyway, and the manner is revealed in Relius' Arcade mode ending - Relius, per his coherence with Terumi, sics Ignis on him, tearing his body to shreds to free Terumi's ghost.]] Shows that these two are a different breed of villain when they ''cooperate so willingly and efficiently''!
efficiently!''
* Makoto's bad ending, and Relius' hand in it, is said by many to be either an utterly terrifying thing scene or a TearJerker, and they'd be right. However, one thing that tends to be glossed over is that it serves as Relius' SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, a testament for his villain caliber. Why? [[spoiler:Makoto serves as a massive SpannerInTheWorks for Hazama's plans. She thwarts him several times during her Story Mode, something that no other character has really done - the significance of this is listed in Makoto's section. Relius, understandably, will stand for none of it. He successfully leads her into a trap using Jin as the bait, and proceeds to... ahem, put the spanner back in the toolbox, shall we say. Also, if what he says is any indication, he smelt Makoto's soul into a Nox ''without using a cauldron''.]] Succeeding where goddamn '''Hazama''' of all people failed, succeeding ''spectacularly'' at that, and leaving little doubt he could repeat it in a canon path? Maybe Hazama isn't the one to fear after all.



* He's still up and running in ''Central Fiction'', despite spending most of the plot watching from the sidelines, but his sole direct action is implied to have long-term consequences: [[spoiler:He bests Carl and manages to instill his insights into the kid, likening Carl after the experience to "a time bomb".]] Oh, and there's also the fact that he may well be [[spoiler:the only villain to have gotten away without so much as a parting beatdown.]]

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* He's still up and running in ''Central Fiction'', despite spending most of the plot watching from the sidelines, but his sole direct action is implied to have long-term consequences: [[spoiler:He [[spoiler:he bests Carl and manages to instill his insights into the kid, likening Carl after the experience to "a time bomb".]] Oh, and there's also the fact that he may well be [[spoiler:the only villain to have gotten away without so much as a parting beatdown.]]



*** Possibly a NegatedMomentOfAwesome, considering that Jin would never go all out on Tsubaki, and she maybe got lucky.
** In ''CF'' Arcade Mode act 1, she as Izayoi manages to beat Ragna - yes, that [[GrimReaper Ragna]] - into submission. She even almost executed him before Nine interferes. Granted, it's where Ragna is still amnesic, but the thought still counts.

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*** Possibly (Possibly a NegatedMomentOfAwesome, considering that Jin would never go all out on Tsubaki, and she maybe got lucky.
lucky.)
** In ''CF'' Arcade Mode act 1, she as Izayoi manages to beat Ragna - yes, that [[GrimReaper Ragna]] - into submission. She even almost executed him before Nine interferes.interfered. Granted, it's where Ragna is still amnesic, but the thought still counts.



** In ''Central Fiction'' story, during the latter part, Kagura meets Azrael again, and this time he fights him with his full might. Kagura even gets an edge this time, due to fighting with a purpose (to protect Noel) and due to him being the more skilled one, managing to make Azrael get worked up more than usual. This even gets Azrael to release more of his limiters until Jin comes in cue to freeze him, leading Azrael to admit defeat!

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** In ''Central Fiction'' story, during the latter part, Kagura meets Azrael again, and this time he fights him with his full might. Kagura even gets an edge this time, due to fighting with a purpose (to protect Noel) and due to him being the more skilled one, managing to make Azrael get worked up more than usual. This even gets Azrael to release more of his limiters until Jin comes in cue to freeze him, leading Azrael to admit defeat!



* [[spoiler:''Wheel of Fortune'' and the end of ''Continuum Shift'' heavily implied that the Imperator was a tool for Relius and Hazama to fulfill their plans. By Chronophantasma's end, a whole different picture is painted: Hakumen and Trinity slay Terumi via a binding trap and the Time Killer power of the Susano'o, and Relius is left a broken shell of a man entirely at Carl and Litchi's collective mercy, and how does she feel? Saya/Izanami writes Hazama and Relius off as acceptable losses, takes Phantom with her and leaves them both to their fates. After being established as a [[PuppetKing puppet ruler]], watching her pull the strings from the other end, only to sink the knife between their shoulders at their most vulnerable moment, is a sight to behold.]]

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* [[spoiler:''Wheel of Fortune'' and the end of ''Continuum Shift'' heavily implied that the Imperator was a tool for Relius and Hazama to fulfill their plans. By But by Chronophantasma's end, a whole different picture is painted: Hakumen and Trinity slay Terumi via a binding trap and the Time Killer power of the Susano'o, and Relius is left a broken shell of a man entirely at Carl and Litchi's collective mercy, and how does she feel? fare? Saya/Izanami writes Hazama and Relius off as acceptable losses, takes Phantom with her and leaves them both to their fates. After being established as a [[PuppetKing puppet ruler]], watching her pull the strings from the other end, only to sink the knife between their shoulders at their most vulnerable moment, is a sight to behold.]]



** Also in act 2, she pretty much anticipated that everyone would come and try to kill her, so she manipulates them all by giving them a piece of Azure to make their wish come true... only to be negated by the "highest Entitled", Noel. This pretty much drives the Act 3 into a civil war between many characters at once, for those who want to kill Noel and those who want to protect her, while she can still proceed with the Doomsday.
** Act 2 also has her winning her fight most of the time; Kagura's attacks merely pass through her and she shrugs off being stabbed by Izayoi without any harm. Her most awesome and terrifying moment, though, is in Ragna's route where [[spoiler:she willingly stabbed herself with Ragna's sword, then tells him that the Doomsday won't be stopped just by defeating her alone, along with her creepy smile and having her blood sprayed all over the place. All just to teach him the meaning of "futility".]]

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** Also in act 2, she pretty much anticipated that everyone would come and try to kill her, so she manipulates them all by giving them a piece of Azure to make their wish come true... only for it to be negated by the "highest Entitled", Noel. This pretty much drives the Act 3 into a civil war between many characters at once, for with those who want to kill Noel and those who want to protect her, while she Saya can still proceed with the Doomsday.
** Act 2 also has her winning her fight fights most of the time; Kagura's attacks merely pass through her and she shrugs off being stabbed by Izayoi without any harm. Her most awesome and terrifying moment, though, is in Ragna's route where [[spoiler:she willingly stabbed herself with Ragna's sword, then tells him that the Doomsday won't be stopped just by defeating her alone, along with her creepy smile and having her blood sprayed all over the place. All just to teach him the meaning of "futility".]]



* Hakumen's ''Continuum Shift'' story has him '''slice time itself'' so he can view another timeline where he was defeated by Arakune.

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* Hakumen's ''Continuum Shift'' story has him '''slice time itself'' itself''' so he can view another timeline where he was defeated by Arakune.



* Three words: [[spoiler: He. Kills. Terumi.]] Nothing more really needs to be said. Though it becomes a NegatedMomentOfAwesome when you realize [[spoiler:Terumi survived by self-observation.]] You heard that correctly. [[spoiler:Terumi [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat survived]] Time Killer.]]

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* Three words: [[spoiler: He. Kills. Terumi.]] Nothing more really needs to be said. Though it becomes a NegatedMomentOfAwesome when you realize find out [[spoiler:Terumi survived by self-observation.]] You heard that correctly. [[spoiler:Terumi [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat survived]] Time Killer.]]



* In the True Ending of ''Continuum Shift'', [[spoiler:Terumi gets the absolute ''hell'' beaten out of him by Ragna the Bloodedge, having restored the functionality of his Azure Grimoire courtesy of Lambda's Idea Engine.]] You'd think this would be the moment where the villain crumbles, but '''no''' - [[spoiler:he proceeds to [[NotSoOmniscientAfterAll infiltrate Takamagahara via a miniscule blind spot during Ragna's encounter with Mu-12]], boast outright that he '''calculated every single possibility of the Continuum Shift'''[[note]]Granted, Phantom helped him[[/note]], and infect them with a magical virus that cripples their ability to influence the timeline ''permanently''. To get his ass handed to him and ''exploit'' the defeat to ''succeed in his plans anyway'' - especially against an allegedly [[TheOmniscient omniscient supercomputer]] - proves his status as a MagnificentBastard.]]

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* In the True Ending of ''Continuum Shift'', [[spoiler:Terumi gets the absolute ''hell'' beaten out of him by Ragna the Bloodedge, having restored the functionality of his Azure Grimoire courtesy of Lambda's Idea Engine.]] You'd think this would be the moment where the villain crumbles, but '''no''' - [[spoiler:he proceeds to [[NotSoOmniscientAfterAll infiltrate Takamagahara via a miniscule minuscule blind spot during Ragna's encounter with Mu-12]], boast outright that he '''calculated every single possibility of the Continuum Shift'''[[note]]Granted, Phantom helped him[[/note]], and infect them with a magical virus that cripples their ability to influence the timeline ''permanently''. To get his ass handed to him and ''exploit'' the defeat to ''succeed in his plans anyway'' - especially against an allegedly [[TheOmniscient omniscient supercomputer]] - proves his status as a MagnificentBastard.]]



* In ''CF'', [[spoiler:he chooses to spend his time laying low and try to get a vessel for himself. Except that Hazama is no longer an option due to 1) Trinity's magic in ''CP'' prevented the two from merging, and 2) Hazama himself is revealed to not want to merge anymore. So what does he do? He falls back to his most secret plan: he's going after Hakumen and ''his Susanoo Unit'' ("his", wink wink nudge nudge). After taking the soul-cutting Hihiirokane from Clavis' grave (which involves him fighting an apparition of himself first), he uses it on Ouroboros to cut out Jin's soul from Hakumen, leaving the Susanoo Unit empty for him to take, and to unleash his true self: '''Takehaya Susanoo no Mikoto''' - The "True" Susanoo.]]
* [[spoiler:Susanoo's arcade has him pretty much being a JerkassGod SmugSuper, talking trash to Amaterasu and beating the copy of Valkenhayn and Nine as he taunts "his sister" further. He proclaims that he exists to make Amaterasu suffer and destroy "her" every creation, and he even has a BadassCreed based on Hakumen's, only sounding more grandiose and corrupted.]]
-->[[spoiler:"I am strength, I am power, I am everything! My very being is the sword of the god that will destroy all! I am Takehaya Susano'o! ...the end has come."]]
** [[spoiler:Once he becomes Susanoo in the story mode, he manages to effortlessly mow down everyone on sight, even Es the Azure GateGuardian, while carrying Noel so she can open the gate. He's only stopped when Ragna rips his soul out of the unit.]]

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* In ''CF'', [[spoiler:he chooses to spend his time laying low and try to get a vessel for himself. Except that Hazama is no longer an option due to 1) Trinity's magic in ''CP'' prevented the two from merging, and 2) Hazama himself is revealed to not want to merge anymore. So what does he do? He falls back to his most secret plan: he's going he goes after Hakumen and ''his Susanoo Susano'o Unit'' ("his", wink wink nudge nudge). After taking the soul-cutting Hihiirokane from Clavis' grave (which involves him fighting an apparition of himself first), he uses it on Ouroboros to cut out Future Jin's soul from Hakumen, leaving the Susanoo Susano'o Unit empty for him to take, and to unleash his true self: '''Takehaya Susanoo Susano'o no Mikoto''' - The "True" Susanoo.Susano'o.]]
* [[spoiler:Susanoo's [[spoiler:Susano'o's arcade has him pretty much being a JerkassGod SmugSuper, talking trash to Amaterasu and beating the copy of Valkenhayn and Nine as he taunts "his sister" further. He proclaims that he exists to make Amaterasu suffer and destroy "her" every creation, and he even has a BadassCreed based on Hakumen's, only sounding more grandiose and corrupted.]]
-->[[spoiler:"I am strength, I am power, I am everything! My very being is the sword of the god that will destroy all! I am Takehaya Susano'o! ...the The end has come."]]
** [[spoiler:Once he becomes Susanoo Susano'o in the story mode, he manages to effortlessly mow down everyone on sight, even Es the Azure GateGuardian, while carrying Noel so she can open the gate.gate. Even Es, the no-nonsense, BFS wielding Azure GateGuardian. He's only stopped when Ragna rips his soul out of the unit.]]



** Also worth noting that [[TheSociopath Relius]], the monster who views nearly everyone else in the game as either a tool or a specimen, views Valkenhayn as a WorthyOpponent. That speaks volumes. This is elaborated in ''Bloodedge Experience'' novel where the two were partners; Relius has known Valkenhayn's strength since before all the time loops.

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** Also worth noting that [[TheSociopath Relius]], the monster who views nearly everyone else in the game as either a tool or a specimen, views Valkenhayn as a WorthyOpponent. That speaks volumes. This is elaborated in the ''Bloodedge Experience'' novel novels where the two were partners; Relius has known Valkenhayn's strength since before all the time loops.



* In ''Chronophantasma'', [[spoiler:he performs a BigDamnHeroes moment and fights Relius in Bang's place so the latter can activate the lynchpin. He then proceeds to ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the living shit out of him]]'', and would have succeed in killing him had it not been for Carl saving him. Never before has ''anyone'' given [[InvincibleVillain Relius]] such a beatdown; it was so devastating that his ego was completely shattered afterward.]] Whilst only slightly mitigated in that it was [[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome offscreen]], it doesn't change the fact that Valkenhayn can still kick some massive ass in his old age.

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* In ''Chronophantasma'', [[spoiler:he performs a BigDamnHeroes moment and fights Relius in Bang's place so the latter can activate the lynchpin. He then proceeds to ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the living shit out of him]]'', and would have succeed succeeded in killing him had it not been for Carl saving him. Never before has ''anyone'' given [[InvincibleVillain Relius]] such a beatdown; it was so devastating that his ego was completely shattered afterward.]] Whilst only slightly mitigated in that it was [[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome offscreen]], it doesn't change the fact that Valkenhayn can still kick some massive ass in his old age.



*** Bonus points for Trinity evoking a copy of Terumi ''[[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame to troll him with]]!''

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*** Bonus points for Trinity evoking a copy of Terumi ''[[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame to troll him [[{{Troll}} him]] with]]!''



** In the ''Chronophantasma'' story, [[spoiler:when Hakumen is busy setting up Time Killer, Trinity uses a gap set up by Terumi's own arrogance to bind Hazama in place, leaving Terumi prone to Hakumen's blade and [[OhCrap bricking himself over his imminent demise]]. Hazama doesn't take this sitting down, and stains the moment by shanking Platinum after the deed is done, shattering Trinity's soul in the process, and leaving her to fall into the water below. If Luna and Sena somehow survive this, they have a lot of work to do...]]

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** In the ''Chronophantasma'' story, [[spoiler:when Hakumen is busy setting up Time Killer, Trinity uses a gap set up by Terumi's own arrogance to bind Hazama in place, leaving Terumi prone to Hakumen's blade and [[OhCrap bricking himself over his imminent demise]]. Hazama doesn't take this sitting down, though, and stains the moment by shanking Platinum after the deed is done, shattering Trinity's soul in the process, and leaving her to fall into the water below. If Luna and Sena somehow survive this, they have a lot of work to do...]]



** And then she one-ups her above moment of awesome by [[spoiler:successfully maintaining Platinum's existence with Jin's help ''and'' Platinum using Muchorin to give her a new body, which means ''Trinity Glassfille is BackFromTheDead for real.'' While her body doesn't stick for long and she reverts back to a spirit and dies for real at the end, she does even more awesome things than in CP - she gives valuable assistance to our heroes, especially for Jin, even in the final battle with Susanoo.]]

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** And then she one-ups her above moment of awesome by [[spoiler:successfully maintaining Platinum's fading existence with Jin's help ''and'' Platinum using Muchorin to give her a new body, which means ''Trinity Glassfille is BackFromTheDead for real.'' While her body doesn't stick for long and she reverts back to a spirit and dies for real at the end, she does even more awesome things than in CP - she gives valuable assistance to our heroes, especially for Jin, even in the final battle with Susanoo.]]



* [[TierInducedScrappy Broken though she may be,]] the end of Kokonoe's Arcade Story, ''Mad Scientist,'' proves well beyond a doubt that the wait for her inclusion as a playable character was worth it, and that the daughter of 2 of the Six Heroes is really a force to be reckoned with. After getting through a concerned Tager, Kokonoe finds [[{{Troll}} Hazama]] waiting for her in the underground ruins. [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall He remarks how odd it is to see her on the battlefield after all this time, and asks her what she's doing there.]] She replies that she's come to see him. Hazama then remarks how the last time "he" saw her was [[IShallTauntYou right after he had killed Nine,]] at which point [[spoiler:[[YouKilledMyFather Terumi]] [[SharingABody decides to tag out Hazama,]] [[BaitAndSwitchBoss wanting to take on Kokonoe himself rather then let Hazzie have all the fun.]] [[ShutUpHannibal She just tells him to shut up and bring it on.]]]] What happens next is undoubtedly one of the most epic moments in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' history. [[spoiler:Kokonoe, all alone with NO help, no Azure Grimore or any super powerful artifact to rely on and only her skills and gadgets at her disposal, proceeds to '''''[[HolyShitQuotient utterly wreck Terumi]] and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu bring him to his knees,]] [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu all while mocking him on how weak he is.]]''''' [[VillainousBreakdown Terumi, confused and flabbergasted at his defeat, completely loses his shit and eggs Kokonoe on to finish him off while mocking her about her mother and telling her how he'll make her lick the ground,]] [[NoSell to which Kokonoe just ignores him.]] She then proceeds to explain that she figured out how he [[ThePowerOfHate draws his power from people hating him.]] Her solution to the problem? ''[[{{Crazy Awesome}} Rewire her own mind so she felt no emotions towards him]]'', only attacking on instinct rather then emotion and denying him any power he could gain from her hatred. She then leaves him lying on the ground, telling him that this time was just a test of her theory, but that she will kill him the next time they meet. Never before in this story has Terumi been given such a crushing and humiliating defeat, not by [[TheHero Ragna,]] not by [[CosmicChessGame Rachel,]] not even by '''[[{{Badass}} Hakumen]]'''. While Ragna would be the one to finally end Terumi in the storyline proper and deny Kokonoe her chance at personal revenge, this shows that our favorite pink-haired catgirl isn't someone you want to piss off. Between her, Rachel and Kagura, Izanami will certainly have her hands full trying to defeat the good guys by the time the next game comes around.]]
** The main story gives her a pretty comparable moment too. Kokonoe asks [[spoiler: Celica]] to go away from Ragna for a few so she can test out a theory. That's when Terumi shows up to confirm Ragna's location, and by "confirm", I mean beat the ever loving shit out of him. That's when Tager intervenes, and prevents things from escalating further. Kokonoe then unveils [[spoiler: Celica]] to Terumi, and like what happens to Ragna when she's around, his Azure completely shuts down. Unlike Ragna however, Terumi's entire body (Hazama) is his Azure Grimoire, meaning the exposure cripples him completely. Terumi has what is possibly his biggest VillainousBreakdown in the entire series, damning Kokonoe for [[EvenEvilHasStandards going to such extreme measures]] of [[spoiler: cloning Celica's soul from the past and bringing her to the present]]. Kokonoe completely ignores this, and refutes that she would go to any lengths to beat him. In a mirror of Haz's CP Arcade ending, Terumi then requests Phantom for another immediate evac.

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* [[TierInducedScrappy Broken though she may be,]] the end of Kokonoe's Arcade Story, ''Mad Scientist,'' proves well beyond a doubt that the wait for her inclusion as a playable character was worth it, and that the daughter of 2 of the Six Heroes is really a force to be reckoned with.with, inside the lab ''and'' out. After getting through a concerned Tager, Kokonoe finds [[{{Troll}} Hazama]] waiting for her in the underground ruins. [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall He remarks how odd it is to see her on the battlefield after all this time, and asks her what she's doing there.]] She replies that she's come to see him. Hazama then remarks how the last time "he" saw her was [[IShallTauntYou right after he had killed Nine,]] at which point [[spoiler:[[YouKilledMyFather Terumi]] [[SharingABody decides to tag out Hazama,]] [[BaitAndSwitchBoss wanting to take on Kokonoe himself rather then than let Hazzie have all the fun.]] [[ShutUpHannibal She just tells him to shut up and bring it on.]]]] What happens next is undoubtedly one of the most epic moments in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' history. [[spoiler:Kokonoe, all alone with NO help, no Azure Grimore or any super powerful artifact to rely on and only her skills and gadgets at her disposal, proceeds to '''''[[HolyShitQuotient utterly wreck Terumi]] and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu bring him to his knees,]] [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu all while mocking him on how weak he is.]]''''' [[VillainousBreakdown Terumi, confused and flabbergasted at his defeat, completely loses his shit and eggs Kokonoe on to finish him off while mocking her about her mother and telling her how he'll make her lick the ground,]] [[NoSell to which Kokonoe just ignores him.]] She then proceeds to explain that she figured out how he [[ThePowerOfHate draws his power from people hating him.]] Her solution to the problem? ''[[{{Crazy Awesome}} Rewire her own mind so she felt no emotions towards him]]'', only attacking on instinct rather then emotion and denying him any power he could gain from her hatred. She then leaves him lying on the ground, telling him that this time was just a test of her theory, but that she will kill him the next time they meet. Never before in this story has Terumi been given such a crushing and humiliating defeat, not by [[TheHero Ragna,]] not by [[CosmicChessGame Rachel,]] not even by '''[[{{Badass}} Hakumen]]'''. While Ragna would be the one to finally end Terumi in the storyline proper and deny Kokonoe her chance at personal revenge, this shows that our favorite pink-haired catgirl isn't someone you want to piss off. Between her, Rachel and Kagura, Izanami will certainly have her hands full trying to defeat the good guys by the time the next game comes around.]]
** The main story gives her a pretty comparable moment too. Kokonoe asks [[spoiler: Celica]] to go away from Ragna for a few so she can test out a theory. That's when And then Terumi shows up to confirm Ragna's location, and by "confirm", I mean beat the ever loving shit out of him. That's when Tager intervenes, and prevents things from escalating further. Kokonoe then unveils [[spoiler: Celica]] to Terumi, and like what happens to Ragna when she's around, his Azure completely shuts down. Unlike Ragna Ragna, however, Terumi's entire body (Hazama) is his Azure Grimoire, meaning the exposure cripples him completely. Terumi has what is possibly his biggest VillainousBreakdown in the entire series, damning Kokonoe for [[EvenEvilHasStandards going to such extreme measures]] of [[spoiler: cloning Celica's soul from the past and bringing her to the present]]. Kokonoe completely ignores this, and refutes that she would go to any lengths to beat him. In a mirror of Haz's CP Arcade ending, Terumi then requests Phantom for another immediate evac.



* In ''CF'' Act 1 arcade, it's shown that he somehow escapes from his [[spoiler:interdimensional]] prison. The end of his route shows how: [[spoiler:He simply tore through dimensions '''with his bare hands'''. This is revealed after he '''tears through''' ''''space'''' to go to Nine's place, again with his bare hands.]]
** In his Act 3, [[spoiler:he becomes another one on the list of those that can ''beat Terumi''(okay, he was weakened, but still). What's more awesome is how he tells Terumi his ambitions: to fight the "gods in the other side" and the Black Beast itself.]]

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* In ''CF'' Act 1 arcade, it's shown that he somehow escapes from his [[spoiler:interdimensional]] prison. The end of his route shows how: [[spoiler:He simply tore through dimensions '''with his bare hands'''. This is revealed after he '''tears through''' ''''space'''' '''''space''''' to go get to Nine's place, again with his bare hands.]]
** In his Act 3, [[spoiler:he becomes another one on the list of those that can ''beat Terumi''(okay, he was weakened, but still). What's more awesome is how he tells Terumi his ambitions: to fight the "gods in on the other side" and the Black Beast itself.]]



** Picking up from where his ending in ''CS'' left off, [[spoiler:Ragna has just found out that Terumi created the Blazblue, and not only wields a stronger one, but has the ability to keep Ragna's on lockdown (in this case, denying his Drive attacks (the D button)), and kicks Ragna's ass. Ragna's down for the count, and Terumi is about to finish him off when Lambda comes out of nowhere and takes the hit instead. After an exchange between Ragna and a dying Nu/Lambda (in which players get to hear, for the first time, Nu speak to Ragna in a way that wasn't crazy or Yandere), Ragna gets uber-pissed, absorbs Lambda's Idea Engine, uses it to restore his own Blazblue and render it immune to Terumi's control, then goes Unlimited.]] What follows is one of the most satisfying fights in the game, [[spoiler:finally getting to beat down a guy that deserved more than a simple beatdown, to a slightly-revamped version of Iconoclast.]] The only way that a three-minute period like that (maybe longer, depending on loading times) could be more awesome would be if [[spoiler:it actually was the last fight of the True Ending]]. Or if you actually got to kill him. Or if it [[spoiler:wasn't integral to his plan in any way]].

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** Picking up from where his ending in ''CS'' left off, [[spoiler:Ragna has just found out that Terumi created the Blazblue, and not only wields a stronger one, but has the ability to keep Ragna's on lockdown (in this case, denying his Drive attacks (the D button)), and kicks Ragna's ass. Ragna's down for the count, and Terumi is about to finish him off when Lambda comes out of nowhere and takes the hit instead. After an exchange between Ragna and a dying Nu/Lambda (in which players get to hear, for the first time, Nu speak to Ragna in a way that wasn't crazy or Yandere), Ragna gets uber-pissed, absorbs Lambda's Idea Engine, uses it to restore his own Blazblue and render it immune to Terumi's control, then goes Unlimited.]] What follows is one of the most satisfying fights in the game, [[spoiler:finally getting to beat down a guy that deserved more than a simple beatdown, set to a slightly-revamped version of Iconoclast.]] The only way that a three-minute period like that (maybe longer, depending on loading times) could be more awesome would be if [[spoiler:it actually was the last fight of the True Ending]]. Or if you actually got to kill him. Or if it [[spoiler:wasn't integral to his plan in any way]].



* Even his backstory is a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Granted, we can't really glorify him slaughtering {{Punch Clock Villain}}s, but c'mon, it's heavily implied that [[OneManArmy he's cleared out whole bases full of well-armed and well-trained NOL personnel, all by himself]]. An organisation that has practically taken over the world is ''utterly terrified'' of him. There is a reason he's called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Gr]][[TheRedBaron im Reaper"]].

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* Even his backstory is a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Granted, we can't really glorify him slaughtering {{Punch Clock Villain}}s, but c'mon, it's heavily implied that [[OneManArmy he's cleared out whole bases full of well-armed and well-trained NOL personnel, all by himself]]. An organisation organization that has practically taken over the world is ''utterly terrified'' of him. There is a reason he's called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Gr]][[TheRedBaron im Reaper"]].



*** Speaking of [[spoiler:Number Thirteen]], Ragna manages to hold his ground without getting [[spoiler:hug.exe]] in ''Chronophantasma'' Chapter 7 [[labelnote:*]]One could say Ragna's CP Arcade ''"nemesishorizon"'', since they're both the same chain of events barring a match with Amane[[/labelnote]], which prior to then was how matches with [[spoiler:her]] always ended. Might have been more awesome if Ragna [[spoiler:put Nu in her place early, but then Izanami intervened and turned it all to shit]].

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*** Speaking of [[spoiler:Number Thirteen]], Ragna manages to hold his ground without getting hit with [[spoiler:hug.exe]] in ''Chronophantasma'' Chapter 7 [[labelnote:*]]One could say Ragna's CP Arcade ''"nemesishorizon"'', since they're both the same chain of events barring a match with Amane[[/labelnote]], which prior to then was how matches with [[spoiler:her]] always ended. Might have been more awesome if Ragna [[spoiler:put Nu in her place early, but then Izanami intervened and turned it all to shit]].



* In ''CF'', [[spoiler:once he gets his memories back, he learns how the world and humanity has forced their desires upon a young girl (the girl in the Master Unit), so he goes with a new resolve and a solution: to devour everyone else's dreams, including the god's own, living up to his name as "the Grim Reaper". He then proceeds to beat many characters in the cast, helped by the fact that he, not being an Entitled, doesn't have their souls being sucked into the Boundary.]]
** While [[spoiler:Ragna's beatdown of Hazama in ''CS'' was both awesome and satisfying, keep in mind that it was only after he had his Azure Grimoire shut down, and his ''own'' ass kicked. That, and the whole situation ended up being a win for Hazama, anyway.]] In ''CF'', Ragna finds Hazama, who has caught Rachel with an armagus trap, which is continuously binding her. Hazzie then does what he does best: [[{{Troll}} piss Ragna off,]] leading to a battle between the two of them, with both of them activating BlazBlue. But instead of history repeating itself, Ragna utterly [[spoiler:wrecks Hazama with ''no'' initial defeat of his own, beats him into the ground '''just like Hazama did to him,''' and after Naoto helps calm him down from his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, ''denies'' Hazama the rage he wanted. [[CurbStompBattle And]] [[HijackingCthulhu unlike]] [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome last]] [[TheBadGuyWins time,]] Hazama gets no glory whatsoever-no shutdown, no godlaying pawn, and no control over Takamagahara- meaning the greatness of the moment is intact for Ragna.]] [[spoiler:Hazzie may have chose to GoOutWithASmile and toss himself into a cauldron, but it is quite clear who not only won Round 2, but also got ''true'' payback. And then there's the final showdown with Terumi...]]
*** So... if you were disappointed with the rather lackluster manner of how his nemesis Terumi was disposed in ''Chronophantasma'', don't worry. In ''Central Fiction''... [[spoiler:after forcing him out of the Susano'o Unit, Ragna delivers a ''much more'' well-deserved finishing blow, where he doesn't even flinch after all of Terumi's trolling, shows a scary Grim Reaper dark silhouette carrying his giant scythe (Black Onslaught, pretty much), and ''impales'' Terumi, just sticking his scythe as Terumi dissipates and slowly dies while laughing, because that's what he always do even as he's out of options to deter Ragna any further. Good job, Grim Reaper, now this is a killing scene worth clapping our hands for. He even tops it off with a cool PreMortemOneLiner.]]

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* In ''CF'', [[spoiler:once he gets his memories back, he learns how the world and humanity has have forced their desires upon a young girl (the girl(the girl in the Master Unit), so he goes with a new resolve and a solution: use Soul Eater to devour everyone else's dreams, including the god's own, living up to his name as "the Grim Reaper". He then proceeds to beat many characters in the cast, helped by the fact that he, not being an Entitled, doesn't have their souls his soul being sucked into the Boundary.]]
** While [[spoiler:Ragna's beatdown of Hazama in ''CS'' was both awesome and satisfying, keep in mind that it was only after he had his Azure Grimoire shut down, and his ''own'' ass kicked. That, and the whole situation ended up being a win for Hazama, anyway.]] In ''CF'', Ragna finds Hazama, who has caught Rachel with an armagus trap, which is continuously binding her. Hazzie then does what he does best: [[{{Troll}} piss Ragna off,]] leading to a battle between the two of them, with both of them activating BlazBlue. But instead of history repeating itself, Ragna utterly [[spoiler:wrecks Hazama with ''no'' initial defeat of his own, beats him into the ground '''just like Hazama did to him,''' and after Naoto helps calm him down from his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, ''denies'' Hazama the rage he wanted. ]] [[CurbStompBattle And]] [[HijackingCthulhu unlike]] [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome last]] [[TheBadGuyWins time,]] Hazama gets no glory whatsoever-no shutdown, shutdown of Ragna's Grimoire, no godlaying godslaying pawn, and no control over Takamagahara- meaning the greatness of the moment is intact for Ragna.]] [[spoiler:Hazzie may have chose to GoOutWithASmile and toss himself into a cauldron, but it is quite it's clear who not only won Round 2, but also got ''true'' payback. And then there's the final showdown with Terumi...]]
*** So... if you were disappointed with the rather lackluster manner of how his nemesis Terumi was disposed in ''Chronophantasma'', don't worry. In ''Central Fiction''... [[spoiler:after forcing him out of the Susano'o Unit, Ragna delivers a ''much more'' well-deserved finishing blow, where he doesn't even flinch after all of Terumi's trolling, shows a scary Grim Reaper dark silhouette carrying his giant scythe (Black scythe(Black Onslaught, pretty much), and ''impales'' Terumi, just sticking his scythe as Terumi dissipates and slowly dies while laughing, because that's what he always do even as he's out of options to deter Ragna any further. Good job, Grim Reaper, now this is a killing scene worth clapping our hands for. He even tops it off with a cool PreMortemOneLiner.]]



* Bang only gets two fights in his CS story, the last one against [[spoiler:Hazama]]. In what can only be described as [[spoiler:"Did you just [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu cockslap Terumi]]?"]], after colliding head-on with [[spoiler:Hazama's plot armor, Bang decided it was in his best interest to bail - ''and take Carl and Tao with him''! Two kids Hazama had just torn the hell out of (one to soften up for Relius, the other because [[TooDumbToFool mindrape isn't an option]]), and while Bang was ready to ''break'' ThouShaltNotKill, he was wise enough to temper himself and live another day. So far, Hazama hasn't been bested in combat completely, but considering Rettenjou is inactive and therefore Bang's power comes entirely from [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower his training and skill]], it's damn impressive he was able to survive the encounter at all - even '''Hazama''' concurs.]].
** Taking things even further, [[spoiler:Platinum's story]] ends with a battle against [[spoiler:Relius Clover, of all people]], and while there's a hell of a stand, [[spoiler:Luna and Sena]] lack the power needed [[spoiler:to subdue the Mad Puppeteer. But before Relius can act upon the opening, ''Bang Shishigami'' drops in and engages Relius himself.]] The awesome doesn't come from the fact Bang [[spoiler:fights Relius, but it's the fact that it happens after the above moment, and that he manages to stall Relius long enough for Hakumen to show up - at which point he believes it's in his best interest to conclude his experiment.]] To wit, Bang [[spoiler:got his ass handed to him by Hazama, escaped with Carl and Tao, occupied Relius long enough for Hakumen to arrive, and got Platinum out of harm's way as well.]] Coupled with [[spoiler:the DareToBeBadass Trinity gives him]], it's clear that Bang's [[spoiler:relevance to coming events]] is on the up-and-up[[spoiler:, and the example below shows he made it work.]] Godspeed, Bang Shishigami...
* Hell, even in his bad ending [[spoiler: (despite it meaning he crosses a personal MoralEventHorizon by fighting someone who's well below their peak)]], he beats the crap out of Jin (who, might I remind you, [[OneManArmy decimated armies at Ikaruga]]).
* In a cutscene for Chronophantasma [[spoiler:Bang goes into Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan mode to fulfill Tenjou's wish. By jumping into the sky and throwing the Rettenjou into the Lynchpin from a great height! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diz9FmUr45c Here it is in all its glory]]. But beforehand, he had to suffer a ''massive'' EtTuBrute moment when he was being beaten down by two people he appreciated the most aside of Tenjou; Litchi and Carl, both of them siding with Relius for their own purposes. Despite facing a massive JadeColoredGlasses moment with them ''not'' as his fantasies decreed, Bang managed to stand his ground, work with Tsubaki and Makoto to fend them off, ''without'' seemingly losing respect on those two (he still uses the pronoun '-dono' for them), and then ''succeeds'' at the mission above, leaving Valkenhayn to beat the crap out of Relius. And know what? It was because of these actions that fortune turns around for both Carl and Litchi that they're able to put Relius under their mercy in the end, and more importantly, helps our heroes defeat Take-mikazuchi and thwart the baddies' plans. Talk about being an AscendedExtra.]]

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* Bang only gets two fights in his CS story, the last one against [[spoiler:Hazama]]. In what can only be described as [[spoiler:"Did you just [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu cockslap Terumi]]?"]], after colliding head-on with [[spoiler:Hazama's plot armor, Bang decided it was in his best interest to bail - ''and take Carl and Tao with him''! Two kids Hazama had just torn the hell out of (one to soften up for Relius, the other because [[TooDumbToFool [[f6TooDumbToFool mindrape isn't an option]]), and while Bang was ready to ''break'' ThouShaltNotKill, he was wise enough to temper himself and live another day. So far, Hazama hasn't been bested in combat completely, but considering Rettenjou is inactive and therefore Bang's power comes entirely from [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower his training and skill]], it's damn impressive he was able to survive the encounter at all - even '''Hazama''' concurs.]].
** Taking things even further, [[spoiler:Platinum's story]] ends with a battle against [[spoiler:Relius Clover, of all people]], and while there's a hell of a stand, [[spoiler:Luna and Sena]] lack the power needed [[spoiler:to subdue the Mad Puppeteer. But before Relius can act upon the opening, ''Bang Shishigami'' drops in and engages Relius himself.]] The awesome awesomeness doesn't come from the fact that Bang [[spoiler:fights Relius, but it's the fact that it happens after the above moment, and that he manages to stall Relius long enough for Hakumen to show up - at which point he believes it's in his best interest to conclude his experiment.]] To wit, Bang [[spoiler:got his ass handed to him by Hazama, escaped with Carl and Tao, occupied Relius long enough for Hakumen to arrive, and got Platinum out of harm's way as well.]] Coupled with [[spoiler:the DareToBeBadass Trinity gives him]], it's clear that Bang's [[spoiler:relevance to coming events]] is on the up-and-up[[spoiler:, and the example below shows he made it work.]] Godspeed, Bang Shishigami...
* Hell, even in his bad ending [[spoiler: (despite it meaning he crosses a personal MoralEventHorizon by fighting someone who's well below their peak)]], he beats the crap out of Jin (who, might I remind you, [[OneManArmy decimated entire armies at Ikaruga]]).
* In a cutscene for Chronophantasma Chronophantasma, [[spoiler:Bang goes into Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan mode to fulfill Tenjou's wish. By jumping into the sky and throwing the Rettenjou into the Lynchpin from a great height! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diz9FmUr45c Here it is in all its glory]]. But beforehand, he had to suffer a ''massive'' EtTuBrute moment when he was being beaten down by two people he appreciated the most aside of Tenjou; Litchi and Carl, both of them siding with Relius for their own purposes. Despite facing a massive JadeColoredGlasses moment with them ''not'' as his fantasies decreed, Bang managed to stand his ground, work with Tsubaki and Makoto to fend them off, ''without'' seemingly losing respect on those two (he still uses the pronoun '-dono' for them), and then ''succeeds'' at the mission above, leaving Valkenhayn to beat the crap out of Relius. And know what? It was because of these actions that fortune turns around for both Carl and Litchi that they're able to put Relius under their mercy in the end, and more importantly, helps our heroes defeat Take-mikazuchi Take-Mikazuchi and thwart the baddies' plans. Talk about being an AscendedExtra.]]



While Makoto is more augged than Bang, being a [[LittleBitBeastly squirrel beastkin]], there is still much that is unknown about her. And yet, as her relevance to events increases, so too does her popularity ([[BaseBreaker unfortunately, there is always an antimatter]]). The following list of deeds show that [[spoiler:Izanami,]] Terumi and Relius' [[CosmicChessGame game of destiny]] was never the same once she hit the board.

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While Makoto is more augged than Bang, being a [[LittleBitBeastly squirrel beastkin]], there is still much that is unknown about her. And yet, as her relevance to events increases, so too does her popularity ([[BaseBreaker popularity([[BaseBreaker unfortunately, there is always an antimatter]]). The following list of deeds show that [[spoiler:Izanami,]] Terumi and Relius' [[CosmicChessGame game of destiny]] was never the same once she hit the board.



** The story takes place [[spoiler:in the ''Wheel of Fortune'' timeline]] - what this means is Makoto was dragged into the Boundary, tossed into this timeline, and found her way back with aid from Rachel, all unscarred both mentally and physically ''both ways''. Pretty impressive, considering Lotte "Roy" Carmine became the [[EldritchAbomination aberration]] known as Arakune within moments of his ''one'' entry, and only the aforementioned '''Hakumen''' managed this feat as well. So how did she pull that off?

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** The story takes place [[spoiler:in the ''Wheel of Fortune'' timeline]] - what this means is that Makoto was dragged into the Boundary, tossed into this timeline, and found her way back with aid from Rachel, all unscarred both mentally and physically ''both ways''. Pretty impressive, considering Lotte "Roy" Carmine became the [[EldritchAbomination aberration]] known as Arakune within moments of his ''one'' entry, and only the aforementioned '''Hakumen''' managed this feat as well. So how did she pull that off?



** Extra bonus points: If you consider that [[spoiler:Relius is usually nonchalant and [[PragmaticVillainy doesn't kill or fuck with people unnecessarily unless they're of interest to him]] (unlike Hazama), the fact that Litchi made Relius [[BerserkButton drop everything]] ([[TranquilFury as much as you can say that]]) and try to kill her even if she's not 'a person of interest' or even worse, used to praise in the past as seen in the EX Story of Sector Seven, does speak a lot of how much her kind heart is capable of doing something that awesome (Relius is probably only stopped once he is told off-screen that she was supposed to be his ally, from Hazama).]] What's more, the early reports of ''Chronophantasma'' also showed that she still retain her sanity and kindness, when the corruption, by all means, should've stolen that from her. Yes, we probably could see recovery in both terms for her.

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** Extra bonus points: If you consider that [[spoiler:Relius is usually nonchalant and [[PragmaticVillainy doesn't kill or fuck with people unnecessarily unless they're of interest to him]] (unlike Hazama), the fact that Litchi made Relius [[BerserkButton drop everything]] ([[TranquilFury as much as you can say that]]) and try to kill her even if she's not 'a person of interest' or even worse, used to praise in the past as seen in the EX Story of Sector Seven, does speak a lot of how much her kind heart is capable of doing something that awesome (Relius is probably only stopped once he is told off-screen that she was supposed to be his ally, from Hazama).]] What's more, the early reports of ''Chronophantasma'' also showed that she still retain retains her sanity and kindness, when the corruption, by all means, should've stolen that from her. Yes, we probably could see recovery in both terms for her.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7xt8y4AaKY Sword of Destruction]]: If you want an example of how dangerous the sword-spamming Murakumo cyborgs are, ''look no further than this.'' Releasing the Murakumo Unit's full power, Nu and Lambda trap the opponent in a force field. They then begin a scary chant, cast their swords into the air, and summon the '''''BIGGEST SWORD IN THE SERIES, BAR NONE,''''' driving into their unlucky victim.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPUytcXs3m0 Shining Layered Force]]: [[WeaponTwirling Twirling her weapon]] and [[PowerFloats floating into the air]], Platinum fires a quick, full-screen shot from Muchorin. If it hits, the foe is then trapped in the same barrier from her grab. In true MagicalGirl fashion, she then upgrades her appearance to a white dress, and vaporizes the enemy with a mighty super beam!
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-P39spWfU#t=266 Nine Gates of Heaven]]: Launching the enemy skyward, Litchi vaults after them, slams them with her feet ''repeatedly'', and delivers one last devastating kick to blow them back to the ground. This doesn't appear ''too'' impressive... until you realize it inflicts a whopping 20000 damage, easily more than any other Astral Heat in the game! Not bad for a human, eh?

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-P39spWfU#t=266 Nine Gates of Heaven]]: Launching the enemy skyward, Litchi vaults after them, slams them with her feet ''repeatedly'', and delivers one last devastating kick to blow them back to the ground. This doesn't appear ''too'' impressive... until you realize it inflicts a whopping 20000 damage, easily more than any other Astral Heat in the original game! Not bad for a human, eh?



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40oAqDpXAs Blut Vollmund]]: Harkening back to his vigilante days, Valkenhayn [[StreetFighter flash kicks]] the opponent airborne. After a brief pause, he fully transforms into the bipedal werewolf that our lore has accustomed us with, leaps after the prone victim, strikes from multiple directions only to, like Hakumen, saturate the screen in blood. How his outfit stays clean through all that will always remain a mystery...

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i40oAqDpXAs Blut Vollmund]]: Voltmund]]: Harkening back to his vigilante days, Valkenhayn [[StreetFighter flash kicks]] the opponent airborne. After a brief pause, he fully transforms into the bipedal werewolf that our lore has accustomed us with, leaps after the prone victim, strikes from multiple directions only to, like Hakumen, saturate the screen in blood. How his outfit stays clean through all that will always remain a mystery...



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzbmFPHuy_0 Jakutoku Meika:]] [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfkFfTfTFtw Gōhahōyō]]: Amane's Astral is similar to Relius's, but with less NightmareFuel and more [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny fuel]]. He traps the opponent inside of a giant flower, which transforms them into their younger selves, which are then revealed momentarily as the flower bursts open. Not too impressed? After the victim says their unique reactionary line, the screen is covered by a curtain, behind which they are then (possibly)'''unborn.''' Moral of the story: [[spoiler:don't mess with an Observer.]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTCFLikQf_8 Unholy Wrath of the Basilisk]]: An upgrade to Hazama's astral finish, Terumi throws 2 chains on the ground that snares the opponent. If caught, he summons a bunch of snakes that attack the opponent. Right after the onslaught, he transforms into a black version of Hakumen (complete with green TronLines) and kills the opponent. This is followed by [[LaughingMad the most insane laughter in video game history.]] Heck, the laugh during the Astral could also count.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTCFLikQf_8 Unholy Wrath of the Basilisk]]: An upgrade to Hazama's astral finish, Astral Finish, Terumi throws 2 chains on the ground that snares snare the opponent. If caught, he summons a bunch of snakes that attack the opponent. ravage them. Right after the onslaught, he transforms into a black version of Hakumen (complete Hakumen(complete with green TronLines) TronLines), summons a giant sword from his ''bare hands'' and kills ends the opponent.opponent with a savage slash. This is followed by [[LaughingMad the most insane laughter in video game history.]] Heck, the laugh during the Astral could also count.



** Before said Astral above, we had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJgm63Vi9DQ Gigant Takemikazuchi Astral Heat]]. Izanami summons Nu-13's swords, launching the player upwards until they reach the clouds, restraining them in the sky while Gigant goes in for an [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill overkill]] that would make [[GundamSeed ZAFT's Genesis proud]] by firing his [[WaveMotionGun large beam from his mouth]], annihilating the player!

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** Before said Astral above, we had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJgm63Vi9DQ Gigant Takemikazuchi Takemikazuchi's Astral Heat]].Heat]] in CP. Izanami summons Nu-13's swords, launching the player upwards until they reach the clouds, restraining them in the sky while Gigant goes in for an [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill overkill]] that would make [[GundamSeed ZAFT's Genesis proud]] by firing his [[WaveMotionGun large beam from his mouth]], annihilating the player!



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMfOF9zmj6I Royal Crimson Sprout: New Moon Lotus]]: Mai's Astral that will make [[FateStayNight Lancer]] smile in pride. After two spear slashes that incapacitates the foe, she jumps high to the skies and then throws her spear downward, which, after contact with the ground, releases a nuclear bomb-level explosion that leaves a massive crater on the ground zero.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W--fLs5pruM Roar of the Mad King]]: If you thought Terumi's Astral wasn't awesome enough, then you'll get a new experience of Susanoo's Astral Heat. He knocks the opponent away before summoning his sword to perform a vicious version of Hakumen's Astral Heat above. The whole thing is so extreme it leaves the surrounding ground in black and green flames. Talk about God of Destruction!

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMfOF9zmj6I Royal Crimson Sprout: New Moon Lotus]]: Mai's Astral that will Astral, which would make [[FateStayNight Lancer]] smile in pride. After two spear slashes that incapacitates the foe, she jumps high to the skies and then throws her spear downward, which, after contact with the ground, releases a nuclear bomb-level explosion that leaves a massive crater on the ground zero.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W--fLs5pruM Roar of the Mad King]]: If you thought Terumi's Astral wasn't awesome enough, then you'll get ready for a new experience of unbound evil power with Susanoo's Astral Heat. He knocks the opponent away before summoning his sword to perform a vicious version of Hakumen's Astral Heat above. The whole thing is so extreme it leaves the surrounding ground in black and green flames. flames, ''destroying the landscape'' and '''''erasing the opponent from existence!!''''' Talk about God of Destruction!



* Chronophantasma definitely continues Jin's rise in badassery. After he reluctantly accepts help from Makoto and Noel in helping Tsubaki, he comes up with a plan that involves all three of them fighting her in sequence; First is Makoto to bring her to her physical limits, Noel to use the Power of the Eye and observe Izayoi's true form and make it real, and finally Jin to finish the job himself. When it comes time for Jin's turn, he proves just how much he cares about Tsubaki by claiming that if [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments he can bring her back to normal, his life is a small price to pay and that he intends on keeping their childhood promise.]] The now Izayoi possessed Tsubaki prepares to use ''Immortal Breaker'', a power which is capable of even killing the likes of Rachel. Makoto, Noel, and Tsubaki are all fittingly worried, but Jin takes the blow anyway. The thought of killing someone so close to her caused Tsubaki to break the "Mind Eater" spell on her. Jin later survives his near death experience, by claiming that the power behind ''Immortal Breaker'' is to implant the idea of death in the victim's head, but since Jin possesses the Power of Order, [[BadassBoast he claims that death cannot be implanted in him.]] He may be an aloof jerk most of the time, but Jin proves without a doubt he goes above and beyond for those he cares about.

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* Chronophantasma definitely continues Jin's rise in badassery. After he reluctantly accepts help from Makoto and Noel in helping saving Tsubaki, he comes up with a plan that involves all three of them fighting her in sequence; First is Makoto to bring her to her physical limits, Noel to use the Power of the Eye and observe Izayoi's true form and make it real, and finally Jin to finish the job himself. When it comes time for Jin's turn, he proves just how much he cares about Tsubaki by claiming that if [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments he can bring her back to normal, his life is a small price to pay and that he intends on keeping their childhood promise.]] The now Izayoi possessed Tsubaki prepares to use ''Immortal Breaker'', a power which is capable of even killing the likes of Rachel. Makoto, Noel, and Tsubaki are all fittingly worried, but Jin takes the blow anyway. The thought of killing someone so close to her caused Tsubaki to break the "Mind Eater" spell on her. Jin later survives his near death experience, by claiming that the power behind ''Immortal Breaker'' is to implant the idea of death in the victim's head, but since Jin possesses the Power of Order, [[BadassBoast he claims that death cannot be implanted in him.]] He may be an aloof jerk most of the time, but Jin proves without a doubt he goes above and beyond for those he cares about.



** In ''CF'' Arcade Mode act 3, she's one part of the faction that chooses to protect Noel, which puts her against Jin, who wants to kill Noel. Does Tsubaki relent? No, she instead is willing to stand on Jin's way in order to protect her friend. As much as she loves Jin, she still has her sense of justice and she'll keep it in any way she can.

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** In ''CF'' Arcade Mode act 3, she's one part of the faction that chooses to protect Noel, which puts her against Jin, who wants to kill Noel. Does Tsubaki relent? No, she instead is willing to stand on in Jin's way in order to protect her friend. As much as she loves Jin, she still has her sense of justice and she'll keep it in any way she can.



** Also a small one: He manages to resist the effect of Phantom's Infinite Gravity, something that not even Rachel can manage.
** In ''Central Fiction'' story, during the latter part, he meets Azrael again and this time Kagura fights him with his full might. Kagura even gets an edge this time, due to fighting with a purpose (to protect Noel) and due to him being the more skilled one, managing to make Azrael get worked up more than usual. This even gets Azrael to release more of his limiters until Jin comes in cue to freeze him, leading Azrael to admit defeat!

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** Also a small one: He manages to resist the effect of Phantom's Infinite Gravity, something that not even Rachel [[AllPowerfulBystander Rachel]] can manage.
** In ''Central Fiction'' story, during the latter part, he Kagura meets Azrael again again, and this time Kagura he fights him with his full might. Kagura even gets an edge this time, due to fighting with a purpose (to protect Noel) and due to him being the more skilled one, managing to make Azrael get worked up more than usual. This even gets Azrael to release more of his limiters until Jin comes in cue to freeze him, leading Azrael to admit defeat!



** Also in act 2, she pretty much anticipated that everyone will come and kill her, so she manipulates them all by giving them a piece of Azure to make their wish come true... only to be negated by the "highest Entitled", Noel. This pretty much drives the Act 3 into a civil war between many characters at once, for those who wants to kill Noel and those who wants to protect her, while she can still proceed with the Doomsday.
** Act 2 also has her winning her fight most of the time; Kagura's attacks merely past through her and she shrugged off being stabbed by Izayoi without any harm. Her most awesome and terrifying moment, though, is in Ragna's route where [[spoiler:she willingly stabbed herself with Ragna's sword, then tells him that the Doomsday won't be stopped just by defeating her alone, along with her creepy smile and having her blood sprayed all over the place. All just to teach him the meaning of "futility".]]

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** Also in act 2, she pretty much anticipated that everyone will would come and try to kill her, so she manipulates them all by giving them a piece of Azure to make their wish come true... only to be negated by the "highest Entitled", Noel. This pretty much drives the Act 3 into a civil war between many characters at once, for those who wants want to kill Noel and those who wants want to protect her, while she can still proceed with the Doomsday.
** Act 2 also has her winning her fight most of the time; Kagura's attacks merely past pass through her and she shrugged shrugs off being stabbed by Izayoi without any harm. Her most awesome and terrifying moment, though, is in Ragna's route where [[spoiler:she willingly stabbed herself with Ragna's sword, then tells him that the Doomsday won't be stopped just by defeating her alone, along with her creepy smile and having her blood sprayed all over the place. All just to teach him the meaning of "futility".]]



[[AC:Yuuki Terumi, aka Hazama - "The Dark Serpent"]] [[spoiler:[[AC:aka Takehaya Susanoo, the "God of Destruction"]]]]
* In the True Ending of ''Continuum Shift'', [[spoiler:Terumi gets the absolute ''hell'' beaten out of him by Ragna the Bloodedge, having restored the functionality of his Azure Grimoire courtesy of Lambda's Idea Engine.]] You'd think this is the moment a villain crumbles, but '''no''' - [[spoiler:he proceeds to [[NotSoOmniscientAfterAll infiltrate Takamagahara via a miniscule blind spot during Ragna's encounter with Mu-12]], boast outright that he '''calculated every single possibility of the Continuum Shift'''[[note]]Granted, Phantom helped him[[/note]], and infect them with a magical virus that cripples their ability to influence the timeline ''permanently''. To get his ass handed to him and ''exploit'' the defeat to ''succeed in his plans anyway'' - especially against an allegedly [[TheOmniscient omniscient supercomputer]] - proves his ability as a MagnificentBastard.]]
* Hazama vs Ragna in Arcade mode (both of theirs) is suitably epic. [[spoiler:Ragna activates his Azure Grimoire, thinking he can easily trash Terumi, but Terumi just laughs in his face, shuts down Ragna's Grimoire (Ragna's Arcade only) and tells him he ''invented'' the stupid thing - and his version is better]].
* Hazama scores one in general when he unleashes the Azure Grimoire, as he manages to catch a sizable portion of the cast - from [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Carl]] and [[CatGirl Taokaka]] to [[TheGunslinger Noel]] and [[BadassBookworm Tsubaki]] to even [[GeniusBruiser Tager]] and [[MadScientist Kokonoe]] (via Lambda) - by [[OhCrap total surprise]] in the process! With ''one'' exception, the only characters in control of themselves are those who lived before the Dark War.
* Hell, the entire ''Continuum Shift'' plot is one for Terumi and Hazama). ''No matter what anyone else did, he still succeeded in his plans!''
* Four words: [[spoiler: He. survived. Time. Killer.]] Yes, you heard correctly. [[spoiler: He rendered Hakumen's most awesome moment thus far null and void.]] How did he do it, you ask? [[spoiler: HE OBSERVED HIMSELF, just like he did with the church incident. All despite this being an obscenely risky maneuver which has left him even more weakened and vulnerable, just like Hakumen.]]
* In ''CF'', [[spoiler:he chooses to spend his time laying low and try to get a vessel for himself. Except that Hazama is no longer an option due to 1) Trinity's magic in ''CP'' prevented the two from merging, and 2) Hazama himself is revealed to not want to merge anymore. So what does he do? He falls back to his most secret plan: he's going after Hakumen and ''his Susanoo Unit'' ("his", wink wink nudge nudge). After taking the soul-cutting Hihiirokane from Clavis' grave (which involves him fighting an apparition of himself first), he uses it on Ouroboros to cut out Jin's soul from Hakumen, leaving the Susanoo Unit empty for him to take, and to unleash his true self: '''Takehaya Susanoo no Mikoto''' - The "True" Susanoo.]]
* [[spoiler:Susanoo's arcade has him pretty much being a JerkassGod SmugSuper, talking trash to Amaterasu and beating the copy of Valkenhayn and Nine as he taunts "his sister" further. He proclaims that he exists to make Amaterasu suffer and destroy "her" every creation, and he even has a BadassCreed based on Hakumen's, only sounding more grandiose and corrupted.]]
-->[[spoiler:"I am strength, I am power, I am everything! My very being is the sword of the god that will destroy all! I am Takehaya Susano'o! ...the end has come."]]
** [[spoiler:Once he becomes Susanoo in the story mode, he manages to effortlessly mow down everyone on sight, even Es the Azure GateGuardian, while carrying Noel so she can open the gate. He's only stopped when Ragna rips his soul out of the unit.]]



* Hakumen's origin cements him as an absolute {{badass}} - basically, Terumi's being his twat self, and since the Six Heroes (down to two due to Terumi turning traitor, Nine dead, Valkenhayn guarding Rachel, and Trinity MIA) are in no shape to take him out, Clavis and Jubei use their combined abilities to open a gate to the Boundary - and Hakumen tackles Terumi through it. Ninety years of confinement in the Boundary later (felt like ten to him), much of it composed of pursuing Terumi until he was paroled by Takamagahara, Kokonoe drags him out at 20% of his former power - and that's still enough to beat the shit out of Ragna. So, basically, he executes a SealedEvilInADuel HeroicSacrifice, their shared prison [[EldritchLocation a nexus between all timelines that fucks up anyone who enters it]], carries on the hunt [[{{Determinator}} through sheer force of will]], and '''survived''' the experience. While many others would challenge the Boundary ([[spoiler:with one total success and a few partial successes]]) afterward, Hakumen did it first; Hakumen does it best.

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* Hakumen's origin cements him as an absolute {{badass}} - basically, Terumi's being his twat self, and since the Six Heroes (down to two due to Terumi turning traitor, Nine dead, Valkenhayn guarding Rachel, and Trinity MIA) are in no shape to take him out, Clavis and Jubei use their combined abilities to open a gate to the Boundary - and Hakumen tackles Terumi through it. Ninety years of confinement in the Boundary later (felt like ten to him), much of it composed of pursuing Terumi until he was paroled by Takamagahara, Kokonoe drags him out at 20% of his former power - and that's still enough to beat the shit out of Ragna. So, basically, he executes a SealedEvilInADuel HeroicSacrifice, their shared prison [[EldritchLocation a nexus between all timelines that fucks up anyone who enters it]], carries on the hunt [[{{Determinator}} through sheer force of will]], and '''survived''' the experience. While many others would challenge the Boundary ([[spoiler:with one total success and a few partial successes]]) afterward, Hakumen did it first; Hakumen does did it best.



* Hakumen's ''Continuum Shift'' story has him slice time itself so he can view another timeline where he was defeated by Arakune.

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* Hakumen's ''Continuum Shift'' story has him slice '''slice time itself itself'' so he can view another timeline where he was defeated by Arakune.



[[AC:Yuuki Terumi, aka Hazama - "The Dark Serpent"]] [[spoiler:[[AC:aka Takehaya Susanoo, the "God of Destruction"]]]]
* In the True Ending of ''Continuum Shift'', [[spoiler:Terumi gets the absolute ''hell'' beaten out of him by Ragna the Bloodedge, having restored the functionality of his Azure Grimoire courtesy of Lambda's Idea Engine.]] You'd think this would be the moment where the villain crumbles, but '''no''' - [[spoiler:he proceeds to [[NotSoOmniscientAfterAll infiltrate Takamagahara via a miniscule blind spot during Ragna's encounter with Mu-12]], boast outright that he '''calculated every single possibility of the Continuum Shift'''[[note]]Granted, Phantom helped him[[/note]], and infect them with a magical virus that cripples their ability to influence the timeline ''permanently''. To get his ass handed to him and ''exploit'' the defeat to ''succeed in his plans anyway'' - especially against an allegedly [[TheOmniscient omniscient supercomputer]] - proves his status as a MagnificentBastard.]]
* Hazama vs Ragna in Arcade mode (both of theirs) is suitably epic. [[spoiler:Ragna activates his Azure Grimoire, thinking he can easily trash Terumi, but Terumi just laughs in his face, shuts down Ragna's Grimoire (Ragna's Arcade only) and tells him he ''invented'' the stupid thing - and his version is better]].
* Hazama scores one in general when he unleashes the Azure Grimoire, as he manages to catch a sizable portion of the cast - from [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Carl]] and [[CatGirl Taokaka]] to [[TheGunslinger Noel]] and [[BadassBookworm Tsubaki]] to even [[GeniusBruiser Tager]] and [[MadScientist Kokonoe]] (via Lambda) - by [[OhCrap total surprise]] in the process! With ''one'' exception, the only characters in control of themselves are those who lived before the Dark War.
* Hell, the entire ''Continuum Shift'' plot is one for Terumi and Hazama). ''No matter what anyone else did, he still succeeded in his plans!''
* Four words: [[spoiler: He. survived. Time. Killer.]] Yes, you heard correctly. [[spoiler: He rendered Hakumen's most awesome moment thus far null and void.]] How did he do it, you ask? [[spoiler: HE OBSERVED HIMSELF, just like he did with the church incident. All despite this being an obscenely risky maneuver which has left him even more weakened and vulnerable, just like Hakumen.]]
* In ''CF'', [[spoiler:he chooses to spend his time laying low and try to get a vessel for himself. Except that Hazama is no longer an option due to 1) Trinity's magic in ''CP'' prevented the two from merging, and 2) Hazama himself is revealed to not want to merge anymore. So what does he do? He falls back to his most secret plan: he's going after Hakumen and ''his Susanoo Unit'' ("his", wink wink nudge nudge). After taking the soul-cutting Hihiirokane from Clavis' grave (which involves him fighting an apparition of himself first), he uses it on Ouroboros to cut out Jin's soul from Hakumen, leaving the Susanoo Unit empty for him to take, and to unleash his true self: '''Takehaya Susanoo no Mikoto''' - The "True" Susanoo.]]
* [[spoiler:Susanoo's arcade has him pretty much being a JerkassGod SmugSuper, talking trash to Amaterasu and beating the copy of Valkenhayn and Nine as he taunts "his sister" further. He proclaims that he exists to make Amaterasu suffer and destroy "her" every creation, and he even has a BadassCreed based on Hakumen's, only sounding more grandiose and corrupted.]]
-->[[spoiler:"I am strength, I am power, I am everything! My very being is the sword of the god that will destroy all! I am Takehaya Susano'o! ...the end has come."]]
** [[spoiler:Once he becomes Susanoo in the story mode, he manages to effortlessly mow down everyone on sight, even Es the Azure GateGuardian, while carrying Noel so she can open the gate. He's only stopped when Ragna rips his soul out of the unit.]]



** Also worth noting that [[TheSociopath Relius]], the monster who views nearly everyone else in the game as either a tool or a specimen, views Valkenhayn as the WorthyOpponent. That speaks volumes. This is elaborated in ''Bloodedge Experience'' novel where the two were partners; Relius has known Valkenhayn's strength since before all the time loops.

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** Also worth noting that [[TheSociopath Relius]], the monster who views nearly everyone else in the game as either a tool or a specimen, views Valkenhayn as the a WorthyOpponent. That speaks volumes. This is elaborated in ''Bloodedge Experience'' novel where the two were partners; Relius has known Valkenhayn's strength since before all the time loops.loops.
*** Even Hakumen acknowledges his strength.



* In ''Chronophantasma'', [[spoiler: He performs a BigDamnHeroes moment and fights Relius in Bang's place so the latter can activate the lynchpin. He then proceeds to ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the living shit out of him]]'', and would have succeed in killing him had it not been for Carl saving him. Never before has ''anyone'' given [[InvincibleVillain Relius]] such a beatdown; it was so devastating that his ego was completely shattered afterward.]] Whilst only slightly mitigated in that it was [[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome offscreen]], it doesn't change the fact that Valkenhayn can still kick some massive ass in his old age.

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* In ''Chronophantasma'', [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:he performs a BigDamnHeroes moment and fights Relius in Bang's place so the latter can activate the lynchpin. He then proceeds to ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the living shit out of him]]'', and would have succeed in killing him had it not been for Carl saving him. Never before has ''anyone'' given [[InvincibleVillain Relius]] such a beatdown; it was so devastating that his ego was completely shattered afterward.]] Whilst only slightly mitigated in that it was [[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome offscreen]], it doesn't change the fact that Valkenhayn can still kick some massive ass in his old age.



** In the ''Six Heroes'' story, Trinity does the exact same thing, [[spoiler:with Terumi becoming increasingly irate with every simulacrum he hacks down, only to end up in the real world and simultaneously staring down Hakumen, Jubei, and [[PowerNullifier Celica]]. Terumi and the audience both know fully well that without Phantom, all he could do is stand there and await his end.]]

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** In the ''Six Heroes'' story, Trinity does the exact same thing, [[spoiler:with Terumi becoming increasingly irate with every simulacrum he hacks down, only to end up in the real world and simultaneously staring stare down Hakumen, Jubei, and [[PowerNullifier Celica]]. Terumi and the audience both know fully well that without Phantom, all he could do is stand there and await his end.]][[spoiler: At least, temporarily.]]



* She finally shows up in ''CF'', becoming the boss of Act 1 arcade. She has a lot of powerful magic spells, and it shows: her "spell stack system" gives her ''20 special moves'', and that's not counting her regular special moves. She also commands a living weapon Hi-no-Kagutsuchi that aids in her attacks. And she does all this without having a Drive, unlike others in the cast. Not that she'll need it considering what she already has. [[spoiler:Not having it is also her way of staying strong compared to others, because those who use Drive (except for Ragna, who isn't an Entitled) have their souls slowly sucked into the Boundary, becoming weaker as a result.]]

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* She finally shows up in ''CF'', becoming the boss of Act 1 arcade. She has a lot of powerful magic spells, and it shows: her "spell stack system" gives her ''20 special moves'', and that's not counting her regular special moves. She also commands a living weapon named Hi-no-Kagutsuchi that aids in her attacks. And she does all this without having a Drive, unlike others in the cast. Not that she'll need it considering what she already has. [[spoiler:Not having it is also her way of staying strong compared to others, because those who use Drive Drives (except for Ragna, who isn't an Entitled) have are having their souls slowly sucked into the Boundary, becoming weaker as a result.]]



* [[TierInducedScrappy Broken though she may be,]] the end of Kokonoe's Arcade Story, ''Mad Scientist,'' proves well beyond a doubt that the wait for her inclusion as a playable character was worth it, and that the daughter of 2 of the Six Heroes is really a force to be reckoned with. After getting through a concerned Tager, Kokonoe finds [[{{Troll}} Hazama]] waiting for her in the underground ruins. [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall He remarks how odd it is to see her on the battlefield after all this time, and asks her what she's doing there.]] She replies that she's come to see him. Hazama then remarks how the last time "he" saw her was [[IShallTauntYou right after he had killed Nine,]] at which point [[spoiler:[[YouKilledMyFather Terumi]] [[SharingABody decides to tag out Hazama,]] [[BaitAndSwitchBoss wanting to take on Kokonoe himself rather then let Hazzie have all the fun.]] [[ShutUpHannibal She just tells him to shut up and bring it on.]]]] What happens next is undoubtedly one of the most epic moments in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' history. [[spoiler:Kokonoe, all alone with NO help, no Azure Grimore or any super powerful artifact to rely on and only her skills at her disposal, proceeds to '''''[[HolyShitQuotient utterly wreck Terumi,]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu bringing him to his knees]] [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu all while mocking him on how weak he is.]]''''' [[VillainousBreakdown Terumi, confused and flabbergasted at his defeat, completely loses his shit and eggs Kokonoe on to finish him off while mocking her about her mother and telling her how he'll make her lick the ground,]] [[NoSell to which Kokonoe just ignores him.]] She then proceeds to explain that she figured out how he [[ThePowerOfHate draws his power from people hating him.]] Her solution to the problem? ''[[{{Crazy Awesome}} Rewire her own mind so she felt no emotions towards him]]'', only attacking on instinct rather then emotion and denying him any power he could gain from her hatred. She then leaves him lying on the ground, telling him that this time was just a test of her theory, but that she will kill him the next time they meet. Never before in this story has Terumi been given such a crushing and humiliating defeat, not by [[TheHero Ragna,]] not by [[CosmicChessGame Rachel,]] not even by '''[[{{Badass}} Hakumen]]'''. While Hakumen would be the one to finally end Terumi in the storyline proper and deny Kokonoe her chance at personal revenge, this shows that our favorite pink-haired catgirl isn't someone you want to piss off. Between her, Rachel and Kagura, Izanami will certainly have her hands full trying to defeat the good guys by the time the next game comes around.]]

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* [[TierInducedScrappy Broken though she may be,]] the end of Kokonoe's Arcade Story, ''Mad Scientist,'' proves well beyond a doubt that the wait for her inclusion as a playable character was worth it, and that the daughter of 2 of the Six Heroes is really a force to be reckoned with. After getting through a concerned Tager, Kokonoe finds [[{{Troll}} Hazama]] waiting for her in the underground ruins. [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall He remarks how odd it is to see her on the battlefield after all this time, and asks her what she's doing there.]] She replies that she's come to see him. Hazama then remarks how the last time "he" saw her was [[IShallTauntYou right after he had killed Nine,]] at which point [[spoiler:[[YouKilledMyFather Terumi]] [[SharingABody decides to tag out Hazama,]] [[BaitAndSwitchBoss wanting to take on Kokonoe himself rather then let Hazzie have all the fun.]] [[ShutUpHannibal She just tells him to shut up and bring it on.]]]] What happens next is undoubtedly one of the most epic moments in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' history. [[spoiler:Kokonoe, all alone with NO help, no Azure Grimore or any super powerful artifact to rely on and only her skills and gadgets at her disposal, proceeds to '''''[[HolyShitQuotient utterly wreck Terumi,]] Terumi]] and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu bringing bring him to his knees]] knees,]] [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu all while mocking him on how weak he is.]]''''' [[VillainousBreakdown Terumi, confused and flabbergasted at his defeat, completely loses his shit and eggs Kokonoe on to finish him off while mocking her about her mother and telling her how he'll make her lick the ground,]] [[NoSell to which Kokonoe just ignores him.]] She then proceeds to explain that she figured out how he [[ThePowerOfHate draws his power from people hating him.]] Her solution to the problem? ''[[{{Crazy Awesome}} Rewire her own mind so she felt no emotions towards him]]'', only attacking on instinct rather then emotion and denying him any power he could gain from her hatred. She then leaves him lying on the ground, telling him that this time was just a test of her theory, but that she will kill him the next time they meet. Never before in this story has Terumi been given such a crushing and humiliating defeat, not by [[TheHero Ragna,]] not by [[CosmicChessGame Rachel,]] not even by '''[[{{Badass}} Hakumen]]'''. While Hakumen Ragna would be the one to finally end Terumi in the storyline proper and deny Kokonoe her chance at personal revenge, this shows that our favorite pink-haired catgirl isn't someone you want to piss off. Between her, Rachel and Kagura, Izanami will certainly have her hands full trying to defeat the good guys by the time the next game comes around.]]




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* Making a cage that could hold [[PersonOfMassDestruction Azrael of all people]] is remarkable too, even if he managed to break out.



* Speaking of Azrael, he pretty much deserves a spot on here just for sheer fact of how much of an ImplacableMan he is. His introduction has him ''sleeping'' in a chamber of a temperature at damn near absolute zero, and then he easily breaks his bonds before being given his assignment of tracking down Ragna and taking his Azure Grimoire. He pretty much spends half of the plot shrugging off most of the protagonist's best attacks. His Arcade Mode has him tracking down Ragna, and going through most of the cast to do so including Valkenhayn, Tager, and Jin before finally finding Ragna himself. He gains the upper-hand on Ragna pretty quickly, forcing him to use the Azure. Azrael welcomes this because it means he can release his own power as well, Enchanted Dragonov. Azrael reveals that he's been holding back the entire time and glad that he finally has a WorthyOpponent he can use it on. Ragna & Azrael are about to engage in Round 2 of their fight, with the latter going full LargeHam with excitement...[[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome and this where the Arcade ends.]]
-->'''Ragna:''' You damn hunk of muscle, don't you ''dare'' look down on me. You're gonna be dead meat. Idea Engine Linked, BlazBlue Activate.\\

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* Speaking of Azrael, he pretty much deserves a spot on here just for the sheer fact of how much of an ImplacableMan he is. His introduction has him ''sleeping'' in a chamber of a temperature at damn near absolute zero, and then he easily breaks his bonds before being given his assignment of tracking down Ragna and taking his Azure Grimoire. He pretty much spends half of the plot shrugging off most of the protagonist's best attacks. His Arcade Mode has him tracking down Ragna, and going through most of the cast to do so including Valkenhayn, Tager, and Jin before finally finding Ragna himself. He gains the upper-hand on Ragna pretty quickly, forcing him to use the Azure. Azrael welcomes this because it means he can release his own power as well, which had been restrained up to that point via Enchanted Dragonov. Dragunov. Azrael reveals that he's been holding back the entire time and he's glad that he finally has a WorthyOpponent he can use it hi on. Ragna & Azrael are about to engage in Round 2 of their fight, with the latter going full LargeHam with excitement...[[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome and this where the Arcade ends.]]
-->'''Ragna:''' You damn hunk of muscle, don't you ''dare'' look down on me. You're gonna be dead meat. Idea Engine Linked, BlazBlue Activate.\\Linked! BlazBlue, ACTIVATE!\\



* In ''CF'' Act 1 arcade, it's shown that he somehow escapes from his [[spoiler:interdimensional]] prison. The end of his route shows how: [[spoiler:He simply tore through dimensions '''with his bare hands'''. This is revealed after he tears through space to go to Nine's place, again with his bare hands.]]
** In his Act 3, [[spoiler:he's another one on the list of those that can ''beat Terumi'' (okay, he was weakened, but still). What's more awesome is how he's telling Terumi his ambitions: to fight the "gods in the other side" and the Black Beast itself.]]

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* In ''CF'' Act 1 arcade, it's shown that he somehow escapes from his [[spoiler:interdimensional]] prison. The end of his route shows how: [[spoiler:He simply tore through dimensions '''with his bare hands'''. This is revealed after he tears through space '''tears through''' ''''space'''' to go to Nine's place, again with his bare hands.]]
** In his Act 3, [[spoiler:he's [[spoiler:he becomes another one on the list of those that can ''beat Terumi'' (okay, Terumi''(okay, he was weakened, but still). What's more awesome is how he's telling he tells Terumi his ambitions: to fight the "gods in the other side" and the Black Beast itself.]]



* Phase 0: Ragna [[spoiler:is transported back in time and has to deal with... the Black Beast. Still doesn't stop him from stopping it for a year. Yep, ya heard me right. The Six Heroes barely defeated it yet he handled it basically while being human preventing it from causing havoc. Even if in the end his fate is being consumed, or perhaps he's consumed but took about a year to digest,]] it gave him a worthy moment to be referred as the Grim Reaper.

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* Phase 0: Ragna [[spoiler:is transported back in time and has to deal with... the Black Beast. Still doesn't stop him from stopping it for a year. Yep, ya heard me right. The Six Heroes have barely defeated it it, yet he handled it basically while being human human(his grimoire was disabled at the time), preventing it from causing havoc. Even if in the end his fate is being consumed, or perhaps he's consumed but took about a year to digest,]] it gave him a worthy moment to be referred as the Grim Reaper.



* In ''Chronophantasma'' he defeats [[spoiler:Take-Mikazuchi, [[OneManArmy by himself]], after Jin and Mu loses to it. The weapon that destroyed the ''Black Beast'' in the Dark War, capable of nuking entire cities, and he beat it single-handily. Also keep in mind that Take-Mikazuchi is the ''size of a satellite.'']]

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* In ''Chronophantasma'' he defeats [[spoiler:Take-Mikazuchi, [[OneManArmy by himself]], after Jin and Mu loses lose to it. The weapon that destroyed the ''Black Beast'' in the Dark War, capable of nuking entire cities, and he beat it single-handily. Also keep in mind that Take-Mikazuchi is the ''size of a satellite.'']]



** So... after a rather lackluster manner of how his nemesis Terumi was disposed in ''Chronophantasma'', don't worry. As of ''Central Fiction''... [[spoiler:Ragna delivers a ''much more'' well-deserved finishing blow, where he doesn't even flinch after all of Terumi's trolling, shows a scary Grim Reaper dark silhouette carrying his giant scythe (Black Onslaught, pretty much), and ''impales'' Terumi, just sticking his scythe as Terumi dissipates and slowly dies while laughing, because that's what he always do even as he's out of options to deter Ragna any further. Good job, Grim Reaper, now this is a killing scene worth clapping our hands for. He even tops it off with a cool PreMortemOneLiner.]]

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** While [[spoiler:Ragna's beatdown of Hazama in ''CS'' was both awesome and satisfying, keep in mind that it was only after he had his Azure Grimoire shut down, and his ''own'' ass kicked. That, and the whole situation ended up being a win for Hazama, anyway.]] In ''CF'', Ragna finds Hazama, who has caught Rachel with an armagus trap, which is continuously binding her. Hazzie then does what he does best: [[{{Troll}} piss Ragna off,]] leading to a battle between the two of them, with both of them activating BlazBlue. But instead of history repeating itself, Ragna utterly [[spoiler:wrecks Hazama with ''no'' initial defeat of his own, beats him into the ground '''just like Hazama did to him,''' and after Naoto helps calm him down from his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, ''denies'' Hazama the rage he wanted. [[CurbStompBattle And]] [[HijackingCthulhu unlike]] [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome last]] [[TheBadGuyWins time,]] Hazama gets no glory whatsoever-no shutdown, no godlaying pawn, and no control over Takamagahara- meaning the greatness of the moment is intact for Ragna.]] [[spoiler:Hazzie may have chose to GoOutWithASmile and toss himself into a cauldron, but it is quite clear who not only won Round 2, but also got ''true'' payback. And then there's the final showdown with Terumi...]]
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So... after a if you were disappointed with the rather lackluster manner of how his nemesis Terumi was disposed in ''Chronophantasma'', don't worry. As of In ''Central Fiction''... [[spoiler:Ragna [[spoiler:after forcing him out of the Susano'o Unit, Ragna delivers a ''much more'' well-deserved finishing blow, where he doesn't even flinch after all of Terumi's trolling, shows a scary Grim Reaper dark silhouette carrying his giant scythe (Black Onslaught, pretty much), and ''impales'' Terumi, just sticking his scythe as Terumi dissipates and slowly dies while laughing, because that's what he always do even as he's out of options to deter Ragna any further. Good job, Grim Reaper, now this is a killing scene worth clapping our hands for. He even tops it off with a cool PreMortemOneLiner.]]
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBCc4gSaqIo Black Onslaught]]: Unleashing the fullest might of his Azure Grimoire, Ragna unfolds his [[{{BFS}} Blood-Scythe]] and begins hacking away at the target repeatedly, all the while growing darker in appearance until he assumes the form of a black monster. Fully unleashed, Blood-Scythe draws in the target's soul as fuel to utterly erase their existence in one last swing. Visually astounding to behold, the fact it inflicts 15K+ damage is no laughing matter, either. And on certain voice sets, he throws in a pretty BadassBoast as well.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBCc4gSaqIo Black Onslaught]]: Unleashing the fullest might of his Azure Grimoire, Ragna unfolds his [[{{BFS}} Blood-Scythe]] and begins hacking away at the target repeatedly, all the while growing darker in appearance until he assumes the form of a black monster. Fully unleashed, Blood-Scythe draws in the target's soul as fuel to utterly erase their existence in one last swing. Visually astounding to behold, the fact it inflicts 15K+ 30000 damage is no laughing matter, either. And on certain voice sets, he throws in a pretty BadassBoast as well.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-P39spWfU#t=266 Nine Gates of Heaven]]: Launching the enemy skyward, Litchi vaults after them, slams them with her feet ''repeatedly'', and delivers one last devastating kick to blow them back to the ground. This doesn't appear ''too'' impressive... until you realize it inflicts a whopping 20K+ damage, easily more than any other Astral Heat in the game! Not bad for a human, eh?

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-P39spWfU#t=266 Nine Gates of Heaven]]: Launching the enemy skyward, Litchi vaults after them, slams them with her feet ''repeatedly'', and delivers one last devastating kick to blow them back to the ground. This doesn't appear ''too'' impressive... until you realize it inflicts a whopping 20K+ 20000 damage, easily more than any other Astral Heat in the game! Not bad for a human, eh?



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0NDbPpT3tU Atout Rilettes]]: Celica's Astral Finish is just as awesome as it is [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]]. Celica initiates the attack by ''healing'' her opponent to full health, followed by Minerva taking to the skies and transforming into a ''jet'' before ramming into the opponent and taking them off-screen! Notably, it deals a ''lot'' of damage, so you can also interpret it as Minerva ramming the opponent so freaking ''hard'', Celica has to heal them first!

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0NDbPpT3tU Atout Rilettes]]: Celica's Astral Finish is just as awesome as it is [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]]. Celica initiates the attack by ''healing'' her opponent to full health, followed by Minerva taking to the skies and transforming into a ''jet'' before ramming into the opponent and taking them off-screen! Notably, it deals a ''lot'' of damage, damage (20000), so you can also interpret it as Minerva ramming the opponent so freaking ''hard'', Celica has to heal them first!
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