History Fridge / BlazBlue

5th Dec '17 3:12:40 PM 1810072342
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* A testament to Kokonoe being a greater inventor than Relius or Nine - Minerva is the only assistance doll that doesn't run out of energy with use.
28th Nov '17 11:05:05 AM 1810072342
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* Mu-12's Arcade Mode in ''CF'' could be a series of illusions by Phantom to push her over the edge ([[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds again]]), but those characters' accusations could possibly be genuine. The world of the Embryo is [[spoiler: fitted to Noel's will]], and Noel wants to live a normal life - note in Noel's Act 1 arcade when she desperately denies that she's anything like Nu. Also, Noel and Mu separated [[spoiler: to prevent getting any closer to the Forbidden Gate]] ie. a very good reason. In a world like the Embryo, maybe it makes ''sense'' that Mu-12 is the symbol of 'Avoid. Danger. Do not go near this'.


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** Are you watching [[Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory the anime]] already knowing all the plot events, just intrigued to see how it will look in a new form with perhaps a couple of small changes? Congratulations - you now know how Rachel and Terumi feel.
24th Nov '17 5:32:52 PM GabeC1997
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* The Black Susanoo has three canine heads. Like Cerberus, guardian of HADES.


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* The Black Susanoo has three canine heads. Like Cerberus, guardian of HADES.
24th Nov '17 5:31:16 PM GabeC1997
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* The Black Susanoo has three canine heads. Like Cerberus, guardian of HADES.
3rd Nov '17 4:20:03 PM 1810072342
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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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* 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. It also suits her being TheChessmaster.


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** Even more terrifying, [[spoiler: unless he did it offscreen Ragna never absorbed Carl's dream with Soul Eater. Since the absorbed dreams became possibilities of the new world created in the epilogue and Carl's dream is to restore Ada, not only has Carl become like Relius but ''there is no possibility for him to change''. Ada can't be restored, and so Carl won't stop searching for a way by whatever means necessary.]]
2nd Nov '17 2:10:08 PM 1810072342
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* Some of the nihilist outbursts earlier in the series make a lot more sense once we know about the Central Fiction. Especially since Arakune - who is connected to the Boundary, [[spoiler: Amaterasu's realm]] - and Terumi - [[spoiler: Amaterasu's brother]] - are the characters who go off on one the most in this regard.
14th Sep '17 7:23:38 PM LucianTheLugia
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* Who would've thought that the character select screens themselves would also contain some brilliant positioning? Not only are some characters fittingly mirroring one another (i.e. Tsubaki and Hakumen in ''Chronophantasma'') but the mere shape of the screens is just plain fitting to each game.
** ''Calamity Trigger:'' A circle with a hollow center. The "Wheel of Fate."
** ''Continuum Shift:'' On console it follows the similar "Wheel of Fate" shape, with Mu being in the center. Download Makoto, Valkenhayn, and Platinum, and the screen looks more like the cocoon featured in Mu's stage. ''Extend'' puts Relius in the center too, but the shape still retains.
** ''Chronophantasma:'' Breaks away from the Wheel motif because the loop has long been broken at this point. This time around, the shape of the select screen resembles the crest of Amaterasu.
** ''Central Fiction:'' The select screen resembles a shield, or more likely, a door, specifically the door to the inside of the Master Unit.
18th Jun '17 11:54:43 AM nombretomado
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* Most people who have played ''VideoGame/{{BlazBlue}}'' and watched ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' will know that Jin and Simon have the same Japanese voice actor. It had already occurred to me [[PlayingAgainstType how vastly different these two roles are]], but what really hit me was the realization that they're ''literally polar opposites''. Simon is a HotBlooded badass, and Jin spends a good portion of the series as [[EvilIsDeathlyCold a cold-hearted]] {{Jerkass}}! --Tropers/CrazedNinja
* In a "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!" segment of VideoGame/BlazBlue, Taokaka reacts to being described as a different species from that of humans with this quote: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eD089eawdY "So I'm special!?" (@ 6:14)]]. At the time, I didn't pay this remark that much mind; it seemed pretty ordinary, if not completely unnecessary statement. It took me another watch for me to realize that Tao was connecting the words species and special (maybe not on purpose, but I saw the connection), bringing up something I had never thought about before. I felt like an idiot right then; I could imagine Taokaka in a scholarly hat looking down on me and teaching me this somewhat useless, but "what-should-have-been-obvious" fact: "Species and special, as words, are close to each other in meaning and basic construction from Latin, nyasu~". That lovable dimwit of a cat girl ACTUALLY taught me something new... Teach Me, Miss Taokaka!

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* Most people who have played ''VideoGame/{{BlazBlue}}'' ''Franchise/BlazBlue'' and watched ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' will know that Jin and Simon have the same Japanese voice actor. It had already occurred to me [[PlayingAgainstType how vastly different these two roles are]], but what really hit me was the realization that they're ''literally polar opposites''. Simon is a HotBlooded badass, and Jin spends a good portion of the series as [[EvilIsDeathlyCold a cold-hearted]] {{Jerkass}}! --Tropers/CrazedNinja
* In a "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!" segment of VideoGame/BlazBlue, ''Franchise/BlazBlue'', Taokaka reacts to being described as a different species from that of humans with this quote: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eD089eawdY "So I'm special!?" (@ 6:14)]]. At the time, I didn't pay this remark that much mind; it seemed pretty ordinary, if not completely unnecessary statement. It took me another watch for me to realize that Tao was connecting the words species and special (maybe not on purpose, but I saw the connection), bringing up something I had never thought about before. I felt like an idiot right then; I could imagine Taokaka in a scholarly hat looking down on me and teaching me this somewhat useless, but "what-should-have-been-obvious" fact: "Species and special, as words, are close to each other in meaning and basic construction from Latin, nyasu~". That lovable dimwit of a cat girl ACTUALLY taught me something new... Teach Me, Miss Taokaka!



* How many times have children's stories been revised over the ages? As kids, we witness events as they are told to us with a literal mind and form opinions based on what we view. As adults, sometimes we look back on those early opinions and try to see them in a different light, to understand how things happened and why, and it changes our view of the story overall. So what does this have to do with VideoGame/BlazBlue? ''Slight Hope'' created a lot of controversy within the fandom and sorely fractured Makoto's fanbase. Zealots on both sides act on what they see on the surface and shill or bash her accordingly, the latter going so far as to call her a CreatorsPet despite the fact we're still only two chapters in and she's been significantly active in a mere fragment of one. Everyone thinks of her birthdate of April 2nd as "the day after April Fools' Day", but in reality Mori slipped a very vital warning sign beneath our noses. For those of us who research the story and figure out why those events transpired, the significance is even clearer - Makoto's birthday is ''International Children's Book Day''.

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* How many times have children's stories been revised over the ages? As kids, we witness events as they are told to us with a literal mind and form opinions based on what we view. As adults, sometimes we look back on those early opinions and try to see them in a different light, to understand how things happened and why, and it changes our view of the story overall. So what does this have to do with VideoGame/BlazBlue? ''Franchise/BlazBlue''? ''Slight Hope'' created a lot of controversy within the fandom and sorely fractured Makoto's fanbase. Zealots on both sides act on what they see on the surface and shill or bash her accordingly, the latter going so far as to call her a CreatorsPet despite the fact we're still only two chapters in and she's been significantly active in a mere fragment of one. Everyone thinks of her birthdate of April 2nd as "the day after April Fools' Day", but in reality Mori slipped a very vital warning sign beneath our noses. For those of us who research the story and figure out why those events transpired, the significance is even clearer - Makoto's birthday is ''International Children's Book Day''.



* The trend continues in Es's trailer where she fights Ragna, Naoto, Nine and Celica, all of whom share an important connection with her. She and Ragna are the "two Azures" and her mission is to guide him to the Azure Gate, both she and Naoto are [[spoiler:from [[AlternateUniverse alternate "Possibilities"]] separate from the main BlazBlue timeline]], and Nine and Celica are [[spoiler: the older versions of Watashi and Imouto, who Es became close friends with when she was Nobody]].

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* The trend continues in Es's trailer where she fights Ragna, Naoto, Nine and Celica, all of whom share an important connection with her. She and Ragna are the "two Azures" and her mission is to guide him to the Azure Gate, both she and Naoto are [[spoiler:from [[AlternateUniverse alternate "Possibilities"]] separate from the main BlazBlue ''Franchise/BlazBlue'' timeline]], and Nine and Celica are [[spoiler: the older versions of Watashi and Imouto, who Es became close friends with when she was Nobody]].
28th Apr '17 1:12:49 AM Delnoir
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* How did Hakumen [[spoiler: survive what seemed to be a quite decisive death at the hands of Terumi?]] Simple! [[spoiler: Kokonoe failed to pulled out of the boundary properly to begin with leaving him at 20% of his full power! Meaning the other 80% of his soul that wasn't pulled out was still there when he came close enough to a cauldron to regain contact with it.]]
21st Apr '17 11:48:43 AM Ogiga99
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* [[spoiler: In the ending of ''CF'', Ragna erases all memories of his existence by returning to the Master Unit as he is the Central Fiction. Now think back to Nine's rant about how The Master Unit doesn't give a damn about people like her. It may sound like typical nihilist rant, but if you replace Master Unit with "author", Central Fiction with "CreatorsPet" suddenly everything makes sense. The story of Blazblue is the deconstruction of TheProtagonist trope!! Nine is actually ranting about how she and her sister Celica are nothing but supporting characters for the main plot, meaning that they are pretty much fodder in the eyes of the author. She went into the Boundary and found out that she is a supporting character that gets killed off and her family is that way because the author makes it that way for drama while Ragna realized that as long he exists, [[BlackHoleSue all the other characters just be in supporting roles and cannot move forward]]. Is it any wonder Nine is the way she is and why Ragna wants to erase himself from existence?]]

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* [[spoiler: In the ending of ''CF'', Ragna erases all memories of his existence by returning to the Master Unit as he is the Central Fiction. Now think back to Nine's rant about how The Master Unit doesn't give a damn about people like her. It may sound like typical nihilist rant, but if you replace Master Unit with "author", Central Fiction with "CreatorsPet" suddenly everything makes sense. The story of Blazblue is the deconstruction of TheProtagonist trope!! Nine is actually ranting about how she and her sister Celica are nothing but supporting characters for the main plot, meaning that they are pretty much fodder in the eyes of the author. She went into the Boundary and found out that she is a supporting character that gets killed off and her family is that way because the author makes it that way for drama while Ragna realized that as long he exists, [[BlackHoleSue all the other characters just be in supporting roles and cannot move forward]]. Is it any wonder Nine is the way she is and why Ragna wants to erase himself from existence?]]




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* If you observe Izanami's trailer closely, you'll realize that Jin is the main target of her brutal combos and her terrifying Exceed Accel. While it could just be Izanami demonstrating her attacks, who's to say that it also isn't Saya giving Jin some divine retribution for his bullying when they were younger?
* Likewise, in Nine's trailer, she successfully manages to use her Astral Heat on Terumi, perhaps as revenge for killing her previously.
* The trend continues in Es's trailer where she fights Ragna, Naoto, Nine and Celica, all of whom share an important connection with her. She and Ragna are the "two Azures" and her mission is to guide him to the Azure Gate, both she and Naoto are [[spoiler:from [[AlternateUniverse alternate "Possibilities"]] separate from the main BlazBlue timeline]], and Nine and Celica are [[spoiler: the older versions of Watashi and Imouto, who Es became close friends with when she was Nobody]].



* Consider the plight of Nu post epilogue: She's bed bound in the convent her sisters run after been physically mangled by Hakumen to the point of complete incapacitation, her right (Azure Grimoire) eye is bandaged over [[EyeScream (so in all likelihood gone)]], and Ragna, her object of obsession and sole raison d'être, no longer exists and erased any trace of his existence from her mind. All adding up to possibly spending the rest of her maybe-immortal existence as a complete vegetable, or at very least someone who in her own mind has absolutely no reason for living. That's pretty much the worst that could happen to her, [[LaserGuidedKarma for better]] or worse.

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* Consider the plight of Nu post epilogue: She's bed bound in the convent her sisters run after been physically mangled by Hakumen to the point of complete incapacitation, her right (Azure Grimoire) eye is bandaged over [[EyeScream (so in all likelihood gone)]], and Ragna, her object of obsession and sole raison d'être, no longer exists and erased any trace of his existence from her mind. All adding up to possibly spending the rest of her maybe-immortal existence as a complete vegetable, or at very least someone who in her own mind has absolutely no reason for living. That's pretty much the worst that could happen to her, [[LaserGuidedKarma for better]] or worse.worse.
* [[spoiler: In Hibiki's Act 1 arcade mode, it's revealed that Hibiki secretly desires to kill Kagura and become a truly emotionless killer and he becomes progressively more insane and homicidal in Act 3. That begs the question: ''has he made an attempt on Kagura's life before?'']]
** [[spoiler:Considering how Kagura has been shown to act when he's not serious, it's unlikely. If he truly wanted to, there would've been a massive amount of opportunities.]]
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