History Headscratchers / BlazBlue

25th Nov '16 12:55:19 PM Dephlogisticate
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** IIRC round the release of Chrono Phantasma Mori did an interview where he stated that they added Azrael because they wanted someone who could fight with anyone in the cast with it making sense story-wise. Basically he was added to give the series a wildcard who could go against anybody in the story.

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** IIRC round the release of Chrono Phantasma Mori did an interview where he stated that they added Azrael because they wanted someone who could fight with anyone in the cast with it making sense story-wise. Basically he was added to give the series a wildcard who could go against anybody in the story.story.
*** If any character is Mori's power fantasy, it is Noel, since she gets the Mu-12 form and is the central heroine of the story, Ragna being more or less a diversion. Mori makes a point to give Noel more and more importance, outright getting annoyed when the artists try to give Noel a bigger bust (The ass is what matters!). Azrael being a wildcard is a pretty fun thing for the story, and even in terms of gameplay, it's satisfying to see him pummel everyone around like ragdolls.
18th Nov '16 3:56:23 PM Eryops
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** Only Ragna's arm was the grimoire; it's why only his arm was immobile when Celica deactivated it. In Mai's case the grimoire had fused with her entire body.
16th Nov '16 6:14:02 PM Hyperstorm
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** I'm making assumptions here, but I think Azrael is the result of BlazBlue The Fighting Game needing an ever increasing cast while BlazBlue The Story had all the characters it needed by the end of Continuum Shift. Azrael doesn't really have a purpose being disrupting the plot and slowing down the story, but Bullet, Amane, Mai, and Naoto don't really do much for the narrative, either.

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** I'm making assumptions here, but I think Azrael is the result of BlazBlue The Fighting Game needing an ever increasing cast while BlazBlue The Story had all the characters it needed by the end of Continuum Shift. Azrael doesn't really have a purpose being disrupting the plot and slowing down the story, but Bullet, Amane, Mai, and Naoto don't really do much for the narrative, either.either.
** IIRC round the release of Chrono Phantasma Mori did an interview where he stated that they added Azrael because they wanted someone who could fight with anyone in the cast with it making sense story-wise. Basically he was added to give the series a wildcard who could go against anybody in the story.
14th Nov '16 7:09:09 PM Zozma
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* Why the fuck did Mori create Azrael and what the fuck does it do for the series plot? He literally is a mori's little oc power fantasy(tied with Hazama and Relius). And apparently he can't even stopped by Izanami. What does it take for a manly character to be a plot detriment to the point of being a joke gag cuz I don't see Bang beating up god like beings like Rachel while holding back.

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* Why the fuck did Mori create Azrael and what the fuck does it do for the series plot? He literally is a mori's little oc power fantasy(tied with Hazama and Relius). And apparently he can't even stopped by Izanami. What does it take for a manly character to be a plot detriment to the point of being a joke gag cuz I don't see Bang beating up god like beings like Rachel while holding back.back.
** I'm making assumptions here, but I think Azrael is the result of BlazBlue The Fighting Game needing an ever increasing cast while BlazBlue The Story had all the characters it needed by the end of Continuum Shift. Azrael doesn't really have a purpose being disrupting the plot and slowing down the story, but Bullet, Amane, Mai, and Naoto don't really do much for the narrative, either.
9th Nov '16 3:36:17 AM jtolbert8831
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** The general idea is that while Hakumen is just another player in the overall game of the Continuum Shift, Rachel is an Observer; She, Terumi, Takamagahara, and possibly Kokonoe at the time have the RippleProofMemory that the rest of the cast doesn't benefit from. Rachel, with her knowledge of the timeloop, isn't allowed to take action directly without getting her status as an Observer revoked (which would either A) erase her from existance, or B) maker her just as hepless as the rest of the cast); the fact it's 'too complicated' is her way of saying 'It won't matter if I tell you now, you won't remember it the next time around.'. The best she can do is try to be an unseen chess player in the background. Hakumen, on the other hand, isn't restricted by that little metaphysical law. All we need is one version of Hakumen to develop that also coincides with the 'main' timeline in order to progress.

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** The general idea is that while Hakumen is just another player in the overall game of the Continuum Shift, Rachel is an Observer; She, Terumi, Takamagahara, and possibly Kokonoe at the time have the RippleProofMemory that the rest of the cast doesn't benefit from. Rachel, with her knowledge of the timeloop, isn't allowed to take action directly without getting her status as an Observer revoked (which would either A) erase her from existance, or B) maker her just as hepless as the rest of the cast); the fact it's 'too complicated' is her way of saying 'It won't matter if I tell you now, you won't remember it the next time around.'. The best she can do is try to be an unseen chess player in the background. Hakumen, on the other hand, isn't restricted by that little metaphysical law. All we need is one version of Hakumen to develop that also coincides with the 'main' timeline in order to progress.progress.
* Why the fuck did Mori create Azrael and what the fuck does it do for the series plot? He literally is a mori's little oc power fantasy(tied with Hazama and Relius). And apparently he can't even stopped by Izanami. What does it take for a manly character to be a plot detriment to the point of being a joke gag cuz I don't see Bang beating up god like beings like Rachel while holding back.
20th Aug '16 6:42:52 PM Zozma
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** Pretty sure she's just a very busty woman in a world where many of the prominent female characters (Bullet, Makota, Nine, Tsubaki) are already quite large themselves. Given that super-feminine Noel gets mistaken for a boy or a crossdresser for having what looks like a B-cup, I'd say it's just the artists and devs choosing to average breasts on the larger side.
31st Jul '16 7:38:41 AM Dephlogisticate
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* Hakumen's unwillingness to work with others is treated as a character flaw, but isn't that a bit of InformedWrongness, during Continuum Shift at least? He doesn't want anything to do with Rachel, but Rachel for the most part isn't any better a team player than he is since she barely lifts a finger against Terumi's plans and keeps withholding information from Ragna that could help him like that Terumi has a better version of the Azure Grimoire, instead just saying the reasoning is "too complicated." Likewise in his good ending he's supposed to leave things up to Jin, and while Jin shows CharacterDevelopment and starts to [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]], in Hakuman's story he displays neither, in effect re-enforcing Hakumen's views that his past self can't do anything right.

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* Hakumen's unwillingness to work with others is treated as a character flaw, but isn't that a bit of InformedWrongness, during Continuum Shift at least? He doesn't want anything to do with Rachel, but Rachel for the most part isn't any better a team player than he is since she barely lifts a finger against Terumi's plans and keeps withholding information from Ragna that could help him like that Terumi has a better version of the Azure Grimoire, instead just saying the reasoning is "too complicated." Likewise in his good ending he's supposed to leave things up to Jin, and while Jin shows CharacterDevelopment and starts to [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]], in Hakuman's story he displays neither, in effect re-enforcing Hakumen's views that his past self can't do anything right.right.
** The general idea is that while Hakumen is just another player in the overall game of the Continuum Shift, Rachel is an Observer; She, Terumi, Takamagahara, and possibly Kokonoe at the time have the RippleProofMemory that the rest of the cast doesn't benefit from. Rachel, with her knowledge of the timeloop, isn't allowed to take action directly without getting her status as an Observer revoked (which would either A) erase her from existance, or B) maker her just as hepless as the rest of the cast); the fact it's 'too complicated' is her way of saying 'It won't matter if I tell you now, you won't remember it the next time around.'. The best she can do is try to be an unseen chess player in the background. Hakumen, on the other hand, isn't restricted by that little metaphysical law. All we need is one version of Hakumen to develop that also coincides with the 'main' timeline in order to progress.
26th Jul '16 7:37:11 PM FateStayWho
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* Hakumen's unwillingness to work with others is treated as a character flaw, but isn't that a bit of InformedWrongness, during Continuum Shift at least? He doesn't want anything to do with Rachel, but Rachel for the most part isn't any better a team player than he is since she barely lifts a finger against Terumi's plans and keeps withholding information from Ragna that could help him like that Terumi has a better version of the Azure Grimoire, instead just saying the reasoning is "too complicated." Likewise in his good ending he's supposed to leave things up to Jin, and while Jin shows CharacterDevelopment and starts to [[TookALevelInBadass| take a level in badass]], in Hakuman's story he displays neither, in effect re-enforcing Hakumen's views that his past self can't do anything right.

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* Hakumen's unwillingness to work with others is treated as a character flaw, but isn't that a bit of InformedWrongness, during Continuum Shift at least? He doesn't want anything to do with Rachel, but Rachel for the most part isn't any better a team player than he is since she barely lifts a finger against Terumi's plans and keeps withholding information from Ragna that could help him like that Terumi has a better version of the Azure Grimoire, instead just saying the reasoning is "too complicated." Likewise in his good ending he's supposed to leave things up to Jin, and while Jin shows CharacterDevelopment and starts to [[TookALevelInBadass| [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]], in Hakuman's story he displays neither, in effect re-enforcing Hakumen's views that his past self can't do anything right.
26th Jul '16 7:35:44 PM FateStayWho
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* What exactly IS the Boundary? I haven't completed CPEX's story yet, but is it ever really explained? So Roy turned into Arakune, Haku-Men was there, and Terumi threw Nine and Trinity in right? If so, what dictates when someone is killed by it, or turn into something like Arakune

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* What exactly IS the Boundary? I haven't completed CPEX's story yet, but is it ever really explained? So Roy turned into Arakune, Haku-Men was there, and Terumi threw Nine and Trinity in right? If so, what dictates when someone is killed by it, or turn into something like ArakuneArakune
* Hakumen's unwillingness to work with others is treated as a character flaw, but isn't that a bit of InformedWrongness, during Continuum Shift at least? He doesn't want anything to do with Rachel, but Rachel for the most part isn't any better a team player than he is since she barely lifts a finger against Terumi's plans and keeps withholding information from Ragna that could help him like that Terumi has a better version of the Azure Grimoire, instead just saying the reasoning is "too complicated." Likewise in his good ending he's supposed to leave things up to Jin, and while Jin shows CharacterDevelopment and starts to [[TookALevelInBadass| take a level in badass]], in Hakuman's story he displays neither, in effect re-enforcing Hakumen's views that his past self can't do anything right.
24th Apr '16 12:19:19 PM Redja12
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* Litchi complains about her chest stopping her from wearing cosplay outfits, but what explains Bullet being able to wear them (she's close to Litchi's bust size)?

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* Litchi complains about her chest stopping her from wearing cosplay outfits, but what explains Bullet being able to wear them (she's close to Litchi's bust size)?size)?
* What exactly IS the Boundary? I haven't completed CPEX's story yet, but is it ever really explained? So Roy turned into Arakune, Haku-Men was there, and Terumi threw Nine and Trinity in right? If so, what dictates when someone is killed by it, or turn into something like Arakune
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