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* Logic with a bit of Horror. Sure, Noel gets ShipTease with a few characters throughout the story, but she's one of the few characters for whom we know her exact age (she turned 5 just before Calamity Trigger), so despite having a [[ACupAngst for the most part]] mature adult body, is all the attention she gets in story, in merchandise and the shipping community actually paedophilia due to get being ''way'' underage? The same could be said definitely for Nu and probably Lambda as well.
8th Mar '16 7:37:47 AM DAN004
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** for more hilarity: in CF, he forms a contract with and serves Izanami, the "Goddess of Death".
14th Feb '16 12:19:14 PM Hazama45
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** Izanami's dislike is Ragna the Bloodedge due to her vessel's lingering feelings towards him and her struggle to control her body.
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* Izanami's hobby is listed as "jigsaw puzzles". This seems odd, until you think of her goal: destroying the world and then make a new one. Just like how you break the puzzle pieces and then putting them together again.
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** Tsubaki's Drive is her reading from a book to stock power that can power-up her specials - she takes the saying "knowledge is power" quite literally in this case, and appropriately she's diligent and book smart. Her special moves, meanwhile, are rather simplistic, i.e what you'd expect from easier-to-use characters such as a rushing move and a Shoryuken. This can be seen as her taking on the tried-and-true method of other fighters and then expanding on it, somewhat similarly to how she's inspired by the heroics of historical drama heroes. Particularly, how she can cancel some of her specials to another and a SuperMode that lets her use infinite Install stocks for a duration (and, in CP, an Overdrive that makes Install gauge fill automatically) sounds like what Hakumen can do, and she's his no. 1 fan.
** Platinum's attacks are full of cute elements that are surprisingly strong (what with cute-looking heavy hammers, baseball bats and missiles), and she's quite an in-your-face fighter. This reflects her (mainly Luna's) personality: acting cute, but is quite loud and aggresive. Sena is more passive and can only try to downplay Luna's attitude (often to no avail) and he can only fight the same way as Luna to show this.
** Azrael is a man who's confident in his own power and as such he throws all his might to his attacks. His Drive's name (The Terror) and what it does (putting weakpoints that gives debilitating effects if hit with Drive) also fits with him being TheDreaded. One move of his, however - Scud Punishment - is more of a precise palm-strike attack that leaves the foe with 2 weakpoints at once, and, as shown in Tutorial Mode where he teaches about breaking guards with a stern and thorough tone, it shows that he's not as brutish as most of his other moves imply. In fact, it's subtly shown that he knows some of the big things happening behind the scenes - he just chooses to not care and goes to find more opponents to fight.



** Kokonoe's moves appropriately makes use of many of her scientific expertise. Many of them also serves tactical use, such as her Graviton pinning her foe in one place, her Flame Cage that can home in with Graviton, her Banishing Ray being an AntiAir trap and also a teleport move that moves her right behind her opponent, fitting as she mostly serves as a tactician who moves others for her plans. Her sole magic attack, meanwhile, is her Astral Heat, which is so powerful it creates a barren wasteland and used only as a last resort. This reflects her situation in CS extra story ''that which is inherited'' where, in the face of a proto-Black Beast threatening to grow big and eating all of her personnels, she's forced to use her mother's spell "Infinite Gravity" to subdue it, and it leaves her exhausted.
** Celica has Minerva performing most of the moves for her. This reflects much of what happens with her in the story where she's almost never alone, she has someone who'd fight for her, even before she gets Minerva. Her healing magic also reflects her caring personality.
** Nine makes use of her extended knowledge with several different kinds of magic with her unique system. Her preferred kind of magic, though, is fire, which reflects her fiery, impulsive personality.



** To add on to this, at the end of ''CS'' Arcade when Hazama gives ([[StealthInsult obviously feigned]]) commendation to Makoto for finding the cache of Prime Field Devices in Ibukido, she tells him that "it was practically screaming for attention". Doesn't sound like much at first, but [[spoiler:in the ''CP'' climax, Nu tells Ragna about the memories she copied from Noel regarding the experiment in Ibukido; how Terumi tried to forcibly merge with Noel only for the site to get obliterated by Take-Mikazuchi. To cover up the true nature of the Ikaruga Civil War, Terumi had to obstruct all access to the cauldron laboratory and discourage everyone from trying to approach it. However shoddy his workmanship is, he exploited Imperial decree to have the innermost ruins quarantined until the seithr built up to such a degree where anyone who tried to intrude would choke to death in moments, and the survivors irrevocably pulled into the Boundary with no way back. Five years later,]] all his "hard work" went to utter waste because Makoto was sent to the ruins. Let's run a checklist: Hazama can't be honest with Makoto [[note]]she'll use anything he says against him (discussing Relius' "random and untoward" interest caused her to dodge Relius later on)[[/note]], he can't lie to her [[note]]she'll pick it apart to find the truth (he attempted to have Makoto and Tsubaki go on ahead in ''Slight Hope'' so he could backstab the latter, but Makoto knew he was pulling the "combat's not my forte" routine out of his ass from a prior fight and willfully blocked him)[[/note]], he can't dodge the subject around her [[note]]she will drill him until she gets the answers she seeks (after losing Tsubaki, her insistent inquiries regarding Noel's [[ItsAWonderfulPlot nonexistent]] whereabouts wore away the last of his patience)[[/note]], he can't ignore her [[note]]she will act against him behind his back (his insistence that Relius deal with her caused her to go where he never wanted her, and he only "saved" Noel because of a lucky appearance)[[/note]], he can't focus entirely on her [[note]]the world will not stop for him to deal with her (both times he tried to end her life before him, Jin put him on ice and they both got away, and when he thought they were alone after Tsubaki ran off, Rachel showed up to kill-steal him)[[/note]], and as he found out, a straight-up fight with or without the Azure Grimoire is an exercise in attrition [[note]](she is too strong-willed to simply knuckle under, moreso when her friends are at risk)[[/note]]. So not only is Makoto an active threat to his plans on top of representing everything he wants abolished, but she just stated to him indirectly that she's a better spy than him, or at least that he sucks at his job; for a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] {{sociopath}}, this is an unforgivable insult. Between this and her ice-cold reaction to his whipping out the Azure Grimoire, if you're wondering what happened to his falsified affability in ''Calamity Trigger'', well... now you know.

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** To add on to this, at the end of ''CS'' Arcade when Hazama gives ([[StealthInsult obviously feigned]]) commendation to Makoto for finding the cache of Prime Field Devices in Ibukido, she tells him that "it was practically screaming for attention". Doesn't sound like much at first, but [[spoiler:in the ''CP'' climax, Nu tells Ragna about the memories she copied from Noel regarding the experiment in Ibukido; how Terumi tried to forcibly merge with Noel only for the site to get obliterated by Take-Mikazuchi. To cover up the true nature of the Ikaruga Civil War, Terumi had to obstruct all access to the cauldron laboratory and discourage everyone from trying to approach it. However shoddy his workmanship is, he exploited Imperial decree to have the innermost ruins quarantined until the seithr built up to such a degree where anyone who tried to intrude would choke to death in moments, and the survivors irrevocably pulled into the Boundary with no way back. Five years later,]] all his "hard work" went to utter waste because Makoto was sent to the ruins. Let's run a checklist: Hazama can't be honest with Makoto [[note]]she'll use anything he says against him (discussing Relius' "random and untoward" interest caused her to dodge Relius later on)[[/note]], he can't lie to her [[note]]she'll pick it apart to find the truth (he attempted to have Makoto and Tsubaki go on ahead in ''Slight Hope'' so he could backstab the latter, but Makoto knew he was pulling the "combat's not my forte" routine out of his ass from a prior fight and willfully blocked him)[[/note]], he can't dodge the subject around her [[note]]she will drill him until she gets the answers she seeks (after losing Tsubaki, her insistent inquiries regarding Noel's [[ItsAWonderfulPlot nonexistent]] whereabouts wore away the last of his patience)[[/note]], he can't ignore her [[note]]she will act against him behind his back (his insistence that Relius deal with her caused her to go where he never wanted her, and he only "saved" Noel because of a lucky appearance)[[/note]], he can't focus entirely on her [[note]]the world will not stop for him to deal with her (both times he tried to end her life before him, Jin put him on ice and they both got away, and when he thought they were alone after Tsubaki ran off, Rachel showed up to kill-steal him)[[/note]], and as he found out, a straight-up fight with or without the Azure Grimoire is an exercise in attrition [[note]](she is too strong-willed to simply knuckle under, moreso when her friends are at risk)[[/note]]. Not only that, as one ''Teach Me, Miss Litchi'' episode shows, beastkins like her and Taokaka are naturally highly resistant to seithr, meaning that sending a beastkin with such expertise of espionage to Ibukido and expecting her to die by seithr poisoning is pretty much not his wisest move ever. So not only is Makoto an active threat to his plans on top of representing everything he wants abolished, but she just stated to him indirectly that she's a better spy than him, or at least that he sucks at his job; for a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] {{sociopath}}, this is an unforgivable insult. Between this and her ice-cold reaction to his whipping out the Azure Grimoire, if you're wondering what happened to his falsified affability in ''Calamity Trigger'', well... now you know.



** Carl hates lies in all their forms. He was betrayed by his own father when he moved Ada's soul into Nirvana and left her restoration half-done.

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** Carl hates lies in all their forms. He was betrayed by his own father when he moved Ada's soul into Nirvana and left her restoration half-done. This also leaves him with massive trust issues, but this is ultimately rectified thanks to Litchi and Bang, whom he considers role models.



* Taokaka's obsession with breasts seems like it's played just for Rule of Funny, but I realized that it seems to have a deeper meaning. Tao is very childlike, but she's clearly developed a very shapely body; this means she's probably in her teens at the very earliest. With teenage years comes feelings of attraction, something Tao's childlike mind would likely be unable to comprehend. She either cannot or will not accept these feelings of atttraction, so her obsession for breasts developed as a countermeasure. The reason Litchi puts up with it is because, being the wise woman she is, she knows what is going on in Tao's head and simply wants her to be a functional member of society (if she can be called that in the first place).

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** Kagura dislikes "matters that are unclear" - it's shown in how, in the past, he had to deal with the GovernmentConspiracy that is the Ikaruga Civil War and how it ends badly for Ikaruga.
** Kokonoe hates "stereotypes". This perhaps comes from how beastkins like her tend to be seen as dumb and that it's implied she has to struggle to get as high a position in Sector Seven as she's on now, with her specifically becoming a scientist, i.e a complete opposite of "dumb". In her CPEX story ''Collision'' she gives a line to Litchi when the two first meet: "surprised that I'm a beastkin?" which is likely influenced by said dislike of stereotypes.
** Terumi dislikes Rachel, due to her being his main opponent in the whole CosmicChessGame.
** Hibiki dislikes "sloppy people". This describes his bitter disposition when dealing with [[FratBro his master Kagura]] all the time.
* Taokaka's obsession with breasts seems like it's played just for Rule of Funny, RuleOfFunny, but I realized that it seems to have a deeper meaning. Tao is very childlike, but she's clearly developed a very shapely body; this means she's probably in her teens at the very earliest. With teenage years comes feelings of attraction, something Tao's childlike mind would likely be unable to comprehend. She either cannot or will not accept these feelings of atttraction, so her obsession for breasts developed as a countermeasure. The reason Litchi puts up with it is because, being the wise woman she is, she knows what is going on in Tao's head and simply wants her to be a functional member of society (if she can be called that in the first place).place).
** Tao is also practically a cat, and cats like kneading. That's just what she does with people's breasts.



* A bit of a rough theory but.... Ragna is called the Reaper right? Which translates to Shinigami in Japanese okay, now the Azure is a place were all the timelines intersects and it is as Izanami and Relius described 'Mostly made out of souls', now the Azure Grimoire's original form was the cauldron which it's original purpose is to gather souls and Ragna is called the Shinigami and his style of attacking is that he 'takes the souls of his enemies', basically the Azure is the underworld and Ragna is the shinigami that brings people to the afterlife or the boundary in this case and that means Izanami is the death incarnate our villan who wants to destroy everything is in line with her legend.

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* A bit of a rough theory but.... Ragna is called the Reaper right? Which translates to Shinigami in Japanese okay, now the Azure is a place were all the timelines intersects and it is as Izanami and Relius described 'Mostly made out of souls', now the Azure Grimoire's original form was the cauldron which it's original purpose is to gather souls and Ragna is called the Shinigami and his style of attacking is that he 'takes the souls of his enemies', basically the Azure is the underworld and Ragna is the shinigami that brings people to the afterlife or the boundary in this case and that means Izanami is the death incarnate incarnate, our villan villain who wants to destroy everything is in line with her legend.



* In Mu-12's CS arcade story, rather than being hostile like he is to the [[BerserkButton Murakumo units]], Hakumen questions her goals and is even disappointed to see how [[spoiler: Noel]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds ended up]], seeing his slaying of her more as a MercyKill. FridgeBrilliance (and TearJerker) kicks in when you remember that [[spoiler: in his timeline, Jin was a CoolBigBro to Saya. He, unlike Jin, has no reason to hate Noel who out of the Murakumo units, looks like Saya the most.]]

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* In Mu-12's CS arcade story, rather than being hostile like he is to the [[BerserkButton Murakumo units]], Hakumen questions her goals and is even disappointed to see how [[spoiler: Noel]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds ended up]], seeing his slaying of her more as a MercyKill. FridgeBrilliance (and TearJerker) kicks in when you remember that [[spoiler: in his timeline, Jin was a CoolBigBro to Saya. He, unlike the current Jin, has no reason to hate Noel who out of the Murakumo units, looks like Saya the most.]]]]
* Notice how Tager and Bullet's drives does similar but opposite things: Tager's used to drag foes towards him while Bullet's used to move herself towards her foes. Both, however, serves their similar general purpose of being grapplers, with Tager being the more defensive one and Bullet the more offensive one. This also shows their subtle connection to one another as (former) captain and subordinate.



* This is less FridgeHorror and more a Delayed FunnyAneurysmMoment, but everyone's familiar with how bloody hilarious Makoto's gag reel turned out to be. However, mix in Makoto's [[MindRape bad ending]], ''Heart to Heart'', and a dash of Arakune's Arcade commentary, and the whole thing takes on a much darker light than previously anticipated. It's pretty damn clear from those three that Makoto's childhood ''sucked'', and her family was literally the only sanctuary she had from a neighborhood, or possibly a whole Hierarchical City, that ''just plain hates her''. Two possibilities arise as a result... the first is that they were already crazy (though not as batshit insane as the misroled cast turned out to be), and that only made things worse for Makoto's already strained optimism; the second is that they were merely eccentric, and went crazy as a way to cheer her up, only that wound up not working or, worse, backfiring. Kind of painful to think about the gag reel in that context - even though it's isolated from canon and can be safely accepted as a parody of family sitcoms, if taken as a representation of Makoto's family life, it [[BlackComedy makes humor of a situation]] that, in retrospect, '''isn't funny at all'''. Maybe not as depressing as Lambda's gag reel, but damn if it don't try.

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* This is less FridgeHorror and more a Delayed FunnyAneurysmMoment, but everyone's familiar with how bloody hilarious Makoto's gag reel turned out to be. However, mix in Makoto's [[MindRape bad ending]], ''Heart to Heart'', and a dash of Arakune's Arcade commentary, and the whole thing takes on a much darker light than previously anticipated. It's pretty damn clear from those three that Makoto's childhood ''sucked'', and her family was literally the only sanctuary she had from a neighborhood, or possibly a whole Hierarchical City, that ''just plain hates her''. Two possibilities arise as a result... the first is that they were already crazy (though not as batshit insane as the misroled cast turned out to be), and that only made things worse for Makoto's already strained optimism; the second is that they were merely eccentric, and went crazy as a way to cheer her up, only that wound up not working or, worse, backfiring. Kind of painful to think about the gag reel in that context - even though it's isolated from canon and can be safely accepted as a parody of family sitcoms, if taken as a representation of Makoto's family life, it [[BlackComedy makes humor of a situation]] that, in retrospect, '''isn't funny at all'''. Maybe not as depressing as Lambda's gag reel, but damn if it don't doesn't try.



* So, according to Nu, [[spoiler: Noel/Mu (Prime Field) was supposed to [[UnusualEuphemism become one]] with ''Hazama'' (ArtificialHuman who has a Grimoire in ''his very body'' and thus a [[EldritchAbomination Black Beast]] to help Sector Seven defeat the NOL. Sure, Noel was spared from that when the Takamagahara commands [[KillSat Takemikazuchi]] to fire on Ibukido and by becoming the Successor of the Azure.]] A part of Nu's crazy obsession with Ragna is implied to be caused by her desire (or rather, the Grimoire's) to become 'one', as in: Nu (the Murakumo Unit with an incomplete Azure Grimoire and thus, the 'heart') and Ragna (someone [[spoiler: who might be [[ArtificialHuman just like her]]]] with an incomplete Grimoire and thus, the 'body'). So, what would've happened if [[spoiler: Noel]]'s tempering was complete but [[spoiler: she]] didn't become the Successor of the Azure and have the complete Azure itself? Would [[spoiler: she]] be obsessed with [[spoiler: 'becoming one' with Hazama]]?

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* So, according to Nu, [[spoiler: Noel/Mu (Prime Field) was supposed to [[UnusualEuphemism become one]] with ''Hazama'' (ArtificialHuman who has a Grimoire in ''his very body'' and thus a [[EldritchAbomination Black Beast]] Beast]]) to help Sector Seven defeat the NOL. Sure, Noel was spared from that when the Takamagahara commands [[KillSat Takemikazuchi]] to fire on Ibukido and by becoming the Successor of the Azure.]] A part of Nu's crazy obsession with Ragna is implied to be caused by her desire (or rather, the Grimoire's) to become 'one', as in: Nu (the Murakumo Unit with an incomplete Azure Grimoire and thus, the 'heart') and Ragna (someone [[spoiler: who might be [[ArtificialHuman just like her]]]] with an incomplete Grimoire and thus, the 'body'). So, what would've happened if [[spoiler: Noel]]'s tempering was complete but [[spoiler: she]] didn't become the Successor of the Azure and have the complete Azure itself? Would [[spoiler: she]] be obsessed with [[spoiler: 'becoming one' with Hazama]]?
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* In the game's story modes usually you get to see Ragna get his ass handed to him by whoever he's fighting, get a heroic second wind, and then return the ass kicking to them regardless of how the fight was actually going when you were in control. Which as anyone who's played as Ragna will tell you is EXACTLY how fights go when you play as him. You rush in, get beat to crap getting past their projectiles and defenses but when you finally do get close enough he can tear them a new one like you wouldn't believe.
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* In Mu-12's CS arcade story, rather than being hostile like he is to the [[BerserkButton Murakumo units]], he questions her goals and is even disappointed to see how [[spoiler: Noel]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds ended up]], seeing his slaying of her more as a MercyKill. FridgeBrilliance (and TearJerker) kicks in when you remember that [[spoiler: in his timeline, Jin was a CoolBigBro to Saya. He, unlike Jin, has no reason to hate Noel who out of the Murakumo units, looks like Saya the most.]]

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* In Mu-12's CS arcade story, rather than being hostile like he is to the [[BerserkButton Murakumo units]], he Hakumen questions her goals and is even disappointed to see how [[spoiler: Noel]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds ended up]], seeing his slaying of her more as a MercyKill. FridgeBrilliance (and TearJerker) kicks in when you remember that [[spoiler: in his timeline, Jin was a CoolBigBro to Saya. He, unlike Jin, has no reason to hate Noel who out of the Murakumo units, looks like Saya the most.]]
14th Dec '15 9:12:28 AM Orihime00sama
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* In Mu-12's CS arcade story, rather than being hostile like he is to the [[BerserkButton Murakumo units]], he questions her goals and is even disappointed to see how [[spoiler: Noel]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds ended up]], seeing his slaying of her more as a MercyKill. FridgeBrilliance (and TearJerker) kicks in when you remember that [[spoiler: in his timeline, Jin was a CoolBigBro to Saya. He, unlike Jin, has no reason to hate Noel who out of the Murakumo units, looks like Saya the most.]]
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* Yuuki Terumi's specter form only has a left eye. In the ''Bloodedge Experience'' manga, the successor to the Terumi clan has the "Hunter's Eye" in the right-hand socket. This strongly implies, if not confirms, that he is not related to the clan in any way, and his name is just another pseudonym to conceal his true identity.
24th Aug '15 10:12:03 PM DAN004
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** One guy in the internet I've met theorized that all the Nox Nyctores (bar a few like Nirvana or Take-Mikazuchi) were stored in Celica's church long after the war; Saya must've taken Yukianesa from there. As for how and why she gave him that, my guess that it's Terumi's doing.
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