''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', much like ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', has plenty of {{Rummage Sale Reject}}s to go around. This is a list of the playable characters who will be introduced in ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma BlazBlue: Chronophantasma]]''. Voice actors are listed as Japanese/English.

It may also contain '''unmarked spoilers'''. You may wish to finish the game's story modes before reading. Go [[Characters/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger here]] for characters introduced in ''Calamity Trigger'', [[Characters/BlazBlueContinuumShift here]] for characters introduced in ''Continuum Shift'' (including Lambda, who skipped vanilla ''Chronophantasma''), [[Characters/BlazBlueCentralFiction here]] for characters introduced in ''Central Fiction'' and [[Characters/BlazBlueNonPlayerCharacters here]] for Non-Player Characters.

{{Shout Out}}s, CaptainErsatz, {{Expy}}, "NoCelebritiesWereHarmed", {{Continuity Nod}}s and {{Mythology Gag}}s regarding to specific characters should go to [[ShoutOut/BlazBlue the game's own Shout Out page.]]

'''Warning:''' Some arts that are linked here (Canon or Fanon) are maybe [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]. Some also contain spoilers.
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!!Introduced in Arcade Version
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[[folder:Izayoi]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:What happens when Tsubaki watches too much Franchise/{{Gundam}}.]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 160cm
* Weight: 47kg
* Blood type: A
* Date of Birth: March 14
* Birthplace: Naobi
* Hobbies: Painting, singing
* Likes: Historical dramas
* Dislikes: War
]

-->''Engaging Lunar Drive! With the blade of retribution and scales of judgment, I come to deliver righteous justice! Atone for your sins! You are forgiven.''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiImai (Japanese) / Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (English)

-> This is the true form of Tsubaki Yayoi's Armagus, the Sealed Weapon: Izayoi.

-> Through the Imperator's mind control spell, Tsubaki is forced into unleashing the full powers of Izayoi in order to accomplish her idol's goal of upholding the law of the NOL. Her profile, however, indicates that she will be freed from the effects of Mind Eater, and will seek the meaning of "true justice." Indeed, her arcade play takes place after she's freshly released from the Imperator's curse, and she's going around seeking answers for herself.

-> Her arcade playthrough is named ''The Awakening''.

-> Her Drive, '''Scarlet Justice''', lets her switch between her normal mode and '''[[JetPack Gain Art Mode]]''', used for offensive attacks, much like Aigis in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''. Her playstyle revolves around building the Zero Weave Gauge by using specials in normal mode, then using the gauge for her Gain Art Mode-specific moves. Her Overdrive is '''Freedom Justice''', which continually builds up the Zero Weave Gauge.

-> In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel '''Banshee Lancer''' has her stun the foe with her sword. Then her {{Attack Drones}} start attacking the restrained foe multiple times, ending with a big cross-slash. Her Astral, '''Judge of Destiny''', is very similar to her old one, but with a new animation: she transforms into a valkyrie with a shield and lance, as well as a different outfit than her original Astral. She then combines the shield and lance into a giant energy sword with angelic wings and feathers, before sending it rocketing towards her foe, impaling and disintegrating them.
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* AttackDrone: Her Slaver Trans-AM DD has her summoning 2 drones to assist her in attacks.
* BattleBallgown: Looks pretty similar to [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber's]], which is fitting considering she has her palette as an option.
* BecomeYourWeapon: In the same way as the Murakumo Units; the unsealed Zero-type Izayoi takes form of a lance and shield that then forms her armor.
* BigDamnHeroes: She and Makoto later come to rescue Bang, Ragna and co. from Relius, Carl and Litchi and then try to hold them off.
* {{BFS}}: Of the LaserBlade kind, no less.
* CryCute: [[spoiler:after she breaks out of her brainwashing and reunite herself with Noel and Makoto, she does this.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Red hair and eyes.
* ChekhovsGun: A single line in Tager's Story Mode for ''Continuum Shift'' revealed that [[spoiler:Izayoi was a prototype for the Murakumo Units.]] And look at what that line has become...
** Ragna says the same thing to her in his Arcade Mode and rather bluntly states she can't beat him with it. Considering he's dealt with [[spoiler:Nu and Mu]], everyone knows that he's not lying either.
* CulturedBadass: Same as Tsubaki.
* DashAttack: Her Gain Art-only special move has her dashing towards the foe and then does a quick slash through them.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Izayoi's primary function is to ''kill Observers''. It's the only weapon explicitly stated to be capable of doing so (Hakumen's Okami is only implied). Doesn't work so well on those, like Jin and Hakumen, who possess the Power of Order; she attempted to use Immortal Breaker on Jin, and he willingly tanked it. Rachel has asked, if things go FromBadToWorse, that Tsubaki be the one to put her out of her misery.]]
* DifficultButAwesome: Izayoi is ''[[SomeDexterityRequired extremely]]'' technical to use efficiently; playing her requires great understanding of both her normal and "Gain Art" modes, the latter giving her almost an entirely different moveset. Once mastered however, she becomes one of the best characters in the game with solid movement, offense, and having a reversal on defense.
* EvilLaugh: She does this under the control of Izanami in front of Jin.
* EvilRedhead -> RedHeadedHeroine: Both Pre and Post-HeelFaceTurn.
* FightingFromTheInside: In the story mode she shows signs of resisting from time to time.
* FinalBoss: In Arcade Mode for certain characters. Characters known to fight Izayoi include Jin, Rachel, and Makoto.
* ForGreatJustice: Even moreso than when she was Tsubaki. Her clash with Hakumen is basically them talking about this.
* HairDecorations: Wears a wing-shaped hairpin to tie her hair. Also has Tsubaki's usual hair tubes.
* HeelFaceTurn: In Episode 14 of the ''Chronophantasma'' story mode after being freed of the Imperator's control.
* IaijutsuPractitioner: Many of her special moves involve her doing a long-ranged slash to a direction and then quickly pulling back.
* ImageSong: Her voice actress sings a vocal version of her theme "Justice Sword" called "Recta Ratio".
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Much like Tsubaki's own, Izayoi's Astral ends with this. Also her Justice Phorizor DD.
* InvulnerableAttack: One of her normal moves can guard her for one hit.
* IWillFindYou: In ''CF'', she's going after Ragna... and that's to kill him. When she meets and fights him, she almost succeeds... but then Nine interrupted, not wanting Ragna to die yet.
* JapanesePronouns: Calls herself with "watashi" and calls people with "anata".
* JetPack: The two floating shield-like thing around her skirt can be used as this. They can also be used as cutting weapons with the light emitted from their booster parts.
* JoustingLance: The true form of the weapon Izayoi is this, along with a shield. She uses this for her Astral.
* KnightTemplar: When she was still BrainwashedAndCrazy.
* LadyOfWar: A trait she carries over from Tsubaki
* LagCancel: She can cancel all of her long-ranged saber attacks into a teleport, making her recover quickly and can potentially extend combos. In Gain Art, they can also be cancelled into a Gain Art-only special move.
* LargeHam: About as much as Tsubaki herself.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Justice Sword''
* LightIsGood[=/=]LightIsNotGood: When she first appears as the Imperator's thrall, it's the latter. After her HeelFaceTurn, it's the former.
* MentalFusion: [[spoiler: Due to the effects of Phantom's Ruby: Mind Eater spell, her mind and will are slowly beginning to be overwritten by that of the Imperator's. By the time she fights Jin, it's progressed so far that she even starts talking ''exactly'' like the Imperator. In the Japanese voice track, her voice is a mixture of Tsubaki's and the Imperator's in a VoiceOfTheLegion.]]
* MercurysWings: Much like Tsubaki, she gains wing-like accessory on her head during her Astral.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:During her final fight with Jin, she, under the Imperator's influence, hits him with Immortal Breaker. The shock breaks the Mind Eater and leaves her horrified at what she's just done, certain she's killed him. And though she accepts it as her punishment for everything she's done it doesn't lessen the trauma or the emotional breakdown that follows. Thankfully as a wielder of the Power of Order her blade couldn't even pierce Jin.]]
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: In her ''CF'' arcade play, against Ragna:
-->"I'm from the Fourth Squadron of the NOL, First Lieutenant Tsubaki Yayoi. In the name of justice, Grim Reaper - no, Ragna the Bloodedge, I shall condemn you.
* OneWingedAngel[=/=]SuperMode: For Tsubaki.
* ThePowerOfLove: This is how [[spoiler:she finally turns back good: by realizing the love for her idol Hakumen, her best friends Noel and Makoto, and finally her LoveInterest, Jin, inside the darkness in her heart.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Mixed with SupernaturalGoldEyes. [[spoiler: After regaining control of herself and powering down, they go back to their natural blue.]] In the sequel she still has this while normal Tsubaki still has her natural blue, so it's implied that her red eyes come from the weapon's effect.
* SexyBacklessOutfit
* {{Shotoclone}}: Just like Jin, she has a normal projectile and a quick upwards slash for an anti-air.
* SignatureMove: Her "quick slash" specials, as well as her teleports and Justice Phorizor DD.
* SlasherSmile: She pulls an unsettling one during the opening of CPEX, due to being under control of the Imperator. But at the last second, [[BerserkerTears her eyes can be seen tearing up]], showing how she is FightingFromTheInside.
* SlipknotPonytail: She loses her ponytail during her Astral.
* StanceSystem: Her Drive is basically her changing modes. In normal mode she can gain stocks on the Zero Weave Gauge by attacking her foe with special moves. In Gain Art mode, her dash is changed into a hover-dash with her boosters, her special moves become quicker, her C normals are upgraded, and she can use Gain Art-only special moves that uses the Zero Weave Gauge.
* SuperPrototype: [[spoiler:Of the Murakumo series. She's Number Zero to be precise. While her capabilities aren't the same as the Murakumos, she can do one thing they can't do: killing immortal beings through its Immortal Breaker technique. The number 00 can even be seen on its portable form and her armor.]]
* SwordPointing: She does this for her taunt. [[CherryTapping It also does a silver of damage.]]
** In ''CF'', when she defeats Ragna, she points her sword at his head.
* SwordShieldContrast: More like "pike and shield", but as Hakumen explains, the weapon's sealed form (as used by normal Tsubaki) acts as a "shield" that prevents attempts of observations and phenomenon interventions (with its unique function, Zanki Barrier), while the released form (as used by Izayoi) acts as a "pike" that can kill observers and other similar beings with its Immortal Breaker technique. Aside from that, the sealed form takes form of a sword and shield and its released form uses a pike and shield (as seen in her Astral Heat).
* TeleportSpam: She'd make [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Vergil]] proud.
* ThemeNaming: All of her attacks are [[ShoutOutThemeNaming references to machines or concepts]] from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'', ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny SEED Destiny]]'', and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 00]]''.
* TheyCallHimSword: She's named after the weapon she merges with.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Her Sonic Saber special move has her throw a sword made of light. The powered-up version of it will bombard the foe with more swords after the first one hits.
* TokenHuman: To [[spoiler:the Murakumo series]], which are ArtificialHumans compared to Izayoi being human. That's because Izayoi's user is human.
* TookALevelInBadass: using Izayoi makes her a match for all but the strongest characters in the game, what with her ability to ''kill Observers''. In her ''CF'' arcade, she even beats Ragna with it and would've gone through with slaying him were it not for Nine's intervention.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer for Nu and Mu shows off a scene of Izayoi fighting Noel, and they chat casually as though they are still best friends. [[labelnote:*]]They both say to each other "Honki desu yo!", [[ThisMeansWar meaning that they're reaffirming that this next fight is serious]].[[/labelnote]] That, and her profile gives away the fact that she will eventually be freed from the Imperator's control and her Arcade story is apparently her asking people like Hakumen what she should do and eventually vowing to protect the ones she loves.
* TransformationSequence: She has two: Either she starts off armorless and then summons the Zero-type Izayoi to turn into her armor, or she starts as normal Tsubaki and then uses her book to transform into Izayoi.
* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: [[spoiler:Her, the wielder of the Murakumo Unit Prototype, vs. Mu, the upgraded version of the Murakumo Unit named Kusanagi. In Izayoi's Arcade run, she fights Mu in the end, which leads to this.]]
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Her initial appearance within the story mode, but only in the Japanese voice track.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A, with thigh-high boots.
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[[folder:Amane Nishiki]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[DoubleEntendre He'll drill you.]]]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 180cm
* Weight: 68kg
* Blood type: O
* Date of Birth: November 15
* Birthplace: Unknown
* Hobbies: Making Japanese sweets
* Likes: Beautiful things (mainly handsome men)
* Dislikes: Social withdrawal
]

-->''Let this reach the heavens and earth! And those close by... fall victim to the ultimate embrace!''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkiraIshida (Jaapnese) / Creator/YuriLowenthal (English)

-> Amane is a member of a travelling acting troupe seeking new members. Hearing about a young vigilante, he (yes, '''HE''') sets out in search of Carl to try and recruit him. He also finds several other males he meets to be fascinating. He later bumps to Rachel and both seem to know and respect each other. He is noted to be incredibly vain and obsessed with youth, and fights with a strange plumage than can metamorphose into weapons.

-> His arcade playthrough is named ''BUSHIN'' (lit. "DANCE GOD").

-> His Drive, '''Spiral''', involves morphing his shawl into a drill shape to attack the enemy, utilizing a leveling system to power up his attacks. His Overdrive is '''Cyclone''', which increases the level of his attacks to their maximum amount.

-> In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel is called '''Hazan Gekisou “Jiyaku Aden Gekitai”''' where he pulls his foe with his shawl, then knocks them up, then grabs them in midair with his shawl and slams them back to the ground. His Astral, '''Jakutoku Meika: Gōhahōyō''', traps the opponent inside of a giant flower, which transforms them into their younger selves, which is then revealed momentarily as the flower bursts open. A green, orange and black curtain then slides out, obscuring the view completely.
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* AgentPeacock: Effeminate, flamboyant, and just as capable of kicking ass with the best of them.
* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Gay Men Want Bad Boys]]: He was instantly "fascinated" when he met Ragna during the events of the Chronophantasma portion of the story mode.
* AllPowerfulBystander: He is Rachel's successor as an Onlooker (special kind of Observer), and such, is every bit as powerful as she was during ''Calamity Trigger''. He claims that he doesn't like to meddle with the world's affairs, and aside from him chasing after Carl, he's more content with watching in the sidelines. In ''CF'', however, he says that the same can't be said when someone tries to conduct the world by force, in that he'll step in. Nine calls him out on this.
* AmbiguouslyBi: He's "impressed" with Litchi's chest, and asks what she ate to get that big. And yet, while he does find Makoto's outfit "kinda sexy", his troupe is male only based on her commentary.
---> '''Makoto''': Whoa, you're a performer on the stage? ''What do you think about me? Can you use me? Huh?'' *{{beat}}* ...You don't need women? O-oh, right... I see.
* {{Badass}}: You ''have'' to be a badass to withstand a barrage of intense heat, freezing cold, and shocking electricity with no side effects (as seen in Bang's gag reel). Not to mention he casually brushes off all the beating he receives in Story Mode. [[spoiler: This may have something to do with him being an immortal.]]
** Being an Observer will do that, even Azrael is excited to learn the depths of his power when he fights him in Act II Amane's ''Centralfiction'' arcade mode.
* {{Bishonen}}: As expected of a character voiced by Creator/AkiraIshida.
* CampGay: If his design doesn't already scream this, his profile is outright confirmation, listing his "Likes" section as "beautiful things (mainly [[{{Bishonen}} handsome men]])." You all have [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Sugita]] to thank for his existence, by the way.
* ClothingCombat: Fights with his shawl and sleeves that can shapeshift into different weapons, mostly in the form of CombatTentacles and drills.
* CombatHandFan: Gains a new move in ''Central Fiction'' called Gangan Senpu: Ginga (Rock Bracing Fan Cloth: Silver Grace), where he shapes his shawl to an uchiwa and bats with it. He can also [[TornadoMove blow a small tornado]] with it.
* {{Crossdresser}}: He's one, natch. He also mistakes Noel for being one.
* DanceBattler: He refers to battles as "dancing" and he aims to "dance on the greatest stage", i.e. a battlefield where the greatest warriors gather. His fighting style is also quite dance-like.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Many of his moves (including his Drive and one of his [=DDs=]) deal a lot of weak hits.
* DivingKick: He has one as a normal move (which is a straight down vertical drill dive) and as a special move as his Gosei (Basket Force).
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Kinda like a traditional-Japanese [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Testament and Bridget]]...
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:In Story Mode Rachel calls him Uzume[[note]] The Shinto goddess of dawn who danced naked to lure out Amaterasu from her hiding place[[/note]] and is hinted to be an immortal[[note]]Astraling himself already hints that he may be ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, as he merely turns younger instead of becoming a child; his quote of "Well, this sure brings back memories..." implies this wouldn't be the first time it happened to him[[/note]] meaning that Amane will become important in the next game. Lo and behold, Amane becomes a much more active character in ''Central Fiction'', and the reason for his immortality is revealed: he's an Onlooker.]]
* {{Foil}}: As [[spoiler:her successor as an Onlooker]], he is one to Rachel. Rachel [[SugarAndIcePersonality acts cold and aloof, but she does genuinely care]] enough about the world and its inhabitants to forfeit her Onlooker title and directly interfere with the events of the plot, something that is endangering her life. Amane similarly cares about the world, but is far less direct about it compared to Rachel.
* FountainOfYouth[=/=]BalefulPolymorph: His Astral seems to work this way. [[note]]Ragna turns into his younger self from Story Mode, Jin and Tsubaki turn into their childhood selves from the latter's flashback in her ''CS'' Story Mode, Noel turns into her childhood self from her flashback in ''CS'' Story Mode, Rachel becomes her younger self from ''Phase Shift 1'', Taokaka regresses to a Kaka kitten, Bang becomes a younger version of himself, Carl becomes his younger self from Story Mode but wearing a different outfit seen in a piece of CG artwork and tossing a Nirvana doll, Hakumen becomes "Pakumen", Hazama turns into Kazuma from ''Phase Shift 1'', Makoto turns into her presumed childhood self with a (much) looser top and bike shorts, Valkenhayn becomes his younger self from ''Phase Shift 1'', Platinum is a strange inversion -- she returns to being Trinity, Relius becomes his younger self wearing a classy gentleman's outfit and covering his face, Bullet turns into her childhood self wearing boys' clothing and completely flat, Azrael also reverts to his childhood self who crosses his arm and pretty much not giving a damn, Litchi reverts to a child version with more assertive clothing and still with a boob window showing a big rack for her age, carrying a basket of meat buns, Tager becomes a... wind-up doll of himself, Arakune becomes... the wounded tartar befriended by Lambda in her Gag Reel, Nu becomes a hyperactive little girl passionately hugging a big, two-dimensional Ragna paper doll, Mu becomes similar to Noel, but with the rags she was found in during the ''Calamity Trigger'' story mode opening, Izayoi's transformation is a younger Tsubaki wearing a dress like child Noel, Kagura turns into a younger version of himself wearing an NOL Academy uniform and carrying a shinai, Terumi turns into a babified version of his ghost form carrying a stick with a snake on its tip, Kokonoe becomes her younger self as seen in an ending illustration from ''Phase Shift 4'', wearing the robes of the Kaka clan, Celica into her younger self, Imouto from [[VisualNovel/XBlaze XBlaze: Lost Memories]], with Minerva becoming a wind-up toy, Lambda turning into her younger self in a robe, hugging a tartar plushie, Hibiki becomes his child self, wearing an orange tanktop, black pants and shoes, and wielding 2 twigs with a small cartoon crow besides him, Naoto wears his school uniform from ''Bloodedge Experience'' while Raquel Alucard sits on his back drinking tea, Nine turns into her younger self, Watashi from [[VisualNovel/XBlaze XBlaze: Lost Memories]] and Izanami turns into Saya Terumi from ''Bloodedge Experience''. When used on Amane himself, the victim!Amane becomes a younger, teenager Amane, posing and [[BishieSparkle sparkling]].[[/note]]
* FourthWallPsych: In his Act 1 ''CF'' arcade play, during the talk with Rachel (rendered in CG art), he glances at the camera and says "don't you think so as well?" [[spoiler:He was actually talking into Nine, who's watching behind the scenes.]]
* GirlyRun: His running animation.
* GlassCannon: He's as fragile as Ragna or the Murakumos. He can also take off ''huge'' chunks of HP, even on block. ''Especially'' on block.
* GrappleMove: His Gekiren (Raging Passion) special is his cloth turning into a big arm which comes out from the ground beneath the opponent and then slams them down.
* HairDecorations: Fitting in with his geisha-inspired looks, Amane wears golden [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanzashi hairpins.]]
* {{Immortality}}: [[spoiler:He's an Observer like Rachel, so he cannot die by normal means.]]
* ImmuneToMindControl: Rachel attempts to force him to give her answers using her [=SlaveRed=] spell, but it doesn't affect him. [[spoiler: ''Central Fiction'' reveals why: he's an Observer who can also use sorcery just like her.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He'll {{whip|ItGood}} you with [[MorphWeapon his]] [[ClothingCombat sleeves]] and [[ThisIsADrill drill]] you with his... [[ScarfOfAsskicking shawl.]]
* JapanesePronouns: Calls himself with "ore" and calls people with "omae-san".
* {{Kimono}}
* KimonoIsTraditional
* LargeHam: In the Japanese version at least, he speaks like a Kabuki performer.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''BUSIN/BUSHIN'' (lit. DANCE GOD).
* MadeOfIron: Almost at Azrael's level. Story mode has him shrugging off any fight he gets in with minor or no injuries at all. [[spoiler: Being immortal may have something to do with that.]]
* MysteriousPast: There is next to nothing known about Amane other than that he tried to train Bullet's squadron 10 years ago (which turns out... wrong) and that he has an interest in Carl. There's also no explanation as how his clothes are able to shapeshift.
* {{Narcissist}}: Keeping in line with the below VainSorceress qualities, leave him {{idle|Animation}} for too long and Amane will admiringly examine himself in a hand mirror.
--> '''Amane''': [[DistractedByMyOwnSexy "Damn I look good."]]
* NiceGuy: His narcissism aside, Amane is never anything less than impeccably polite and courteous. His men also greatly revere him.
* NoodleIncident: 10 years ago, he mistook Bullet's mercenary squadron for a dance troupe and forced them to dance for three days straight. She's never forgiven him for that.
* OddFriendship: Forges a strong friendship with Bang after a duel. [[RatedMForManly A MANLY FRIENDSHIP!]]
* {{Overheating}}: Part of the way Amane's drill moves balance out. Use them too much and you'll overheat your meter, causing it to drop all the way back down to level one.
* ParasolOfPrettiness
* PetalPower: Many of his moves are accompanied by flying sakura petals.
* PurpleIsPowerful: His purple hair should tell you that he's more powerful than he looks. He's an Observer, for one.
* ScratchDamage: The purpose of his Drive is to inflict damage on block. With his Drive on Level 1 the attacks are only slightly more damaging than any other attack. On Level 2 you're definitely going to feel the sting of the drills, but there's no need for panic just yet... Well, unless you consider the fact that from Level 2 it's just a matter of time before Amane reaches '''[[OhCrap Level 3]]''' which drills straight through your defenses into your HP pool for a ton of damage. Seriously, you're better off ''getting hit'' by a Level 3 Spiral than actually blocking it.
* ShapingYourAttacks: Many of his moves turn his sleeves/shawl into various forms to hit the enemy with.
* {{Shotacon}}: Has an interest in the "pretty, young vigilante" Carl.
** And with his Astral making people younger that can lead to some UnfortunateImplications.
* SignatureMove: His Drive moves, as well as his Astral.
* SingleStrokeBattle: His Seijuu Rensoukyaku (Holy Beast Kneading Spear Leg) DD has him striking through the opponent, then he gestures with his fan and the opponent is blasted with a burst of petals.
* SpinAttack: His Raibu (Thunder Dance) special, done with his shawl and a straw hat.
* ThemeNaming: Surprisingly, his moveset is [[ShoutOutThemeNaming named after]]...''Franchise/SuperSentai'' titles? Albeit in homophone-styled parody readings.
* ThisIsADrill: As if the name of Amane's Drive, "Spiral", didn't give it away. His Hariken (Blade Detached Sword) special and Goukai Rasen Renpa (Splendid Spiral Chain Victories) DD also involves drills.
* TooKinkyToTorture: His only [[http://youtu.be/CyAU_5LJMok?t=6m34s reaction]] to Relius' Astral Heat is to giggle and comment how it's "pretty impressive." Most of the other characters subjected to it ''scream''.
* TransformationSequence: In some of his BattleIntro he appears in a more graceful kimono and stylized hair. Then he somehow turns into his normal outfit by swinging his umbrella.
* VainSorceress: Male example. [[spoiler:The "Sorcerer" status was debatable up until ''Central Fiction'' which reveals that Amane is an Observer, and can use real sorcery just like Rachel and Nine.]]
* WildCard: His motives are very...unclear. He claims to not have a stake in the current conflict, and does remain neutral for the most part but [[spoiler:then he revives Takamagahara for an as of yet unknown purpose. Even Takamagahara questions what he's doing, and he just answers that he's "going to start believing in something called 'possibility'".]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: Minor example: Most of his C normals has a pulling effect on his opponent.
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[[folder:Bullet]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[RedBaron Singular,]] [[IThoughtItMeant not]] [[BoobsOfSteel plural.]]]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 175cm (5'8.9")
* Weight: 63kg (138.6 lbs)
* Blood type: O
* Date of Birth: August 2
* Birthplace: Unknown
* Hobbies: Embroidery
* Likes: Spicy foods
* Dislikes: Skirts (especially mini-skirts)
]

-->''Stand in my way... I'll break your back.''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Toa Yukinari (Japanese) / Creator/ErinFitzgerald (English)

-> Bullet is a member of a mercenary group that ended up massacred in a certain incident involving Sector Seven. Seeking answers, Bullet now has a bone to pick with Kokonoe and Relius.

-> Her arcade playthrough is named ''Paranoia''. Her story playthrough is named ''The Rat''.

-> Her Drive, '''Lockon''', shows a target reticule on the opponent and allows her to enter a state called "Heat-Up Mode." This state allows her to power-up many of her special moves and make her move faster. Her Overdrive is '''Heat the Beat''', which places her in a constant state of Heat-Up.

-> In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel is called '''Execution Manuever.''' Her Astral, '''Hard Kill Bringer''', involves her grabbing the opponent and repeatedly slugging them with fire-enhanced punches. She then slams the opponent to the ground and mounts them before revealing a pile bunker in her gauntlets and firing a huge blast of flames at point blank range, torching the opponent and cratering the ground, similar to Tager's Astral.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BareYourMidriff
* BattleAura: A blurring, red one in Heat-Up.
* BattleStrip: {{Inverted|Trope}}. She takes off her shirt after the match is over (as one of her victory poses).
* BerserkButton: If you know where Kokonoe is you have three options: Tell her what you know, run away, or get roasted.
** She also has issues with Tsubaki due to Zero Squadron's involvement in the ill-fated mission.
** Relius Clover is on her list as well due to his hand in setting up the mission and his association with Kokonoe.
** Also, due to a NoodleIncident involving Amane (See below), his very existence is one for her.
** Lastly, don't make fun of her uniform.
* BoobsOfSteel: Another contender, since she's very similar to Makoto.
** Point in case, her chest is the ''first'' thing Toshimichi Mori decides to point out in an interview with Famitsu.
--> '''Interviewer''': "Okay, lastly, what can you say about Bullet?" \\
'''Mori''': "Well, [[BuxomIsBetter she's quite big-breasted, isn't she?]]" (''[[LampshadeHanging laughs]]'')
* BodySled: Unlimited Bullet has one as a Distortion Drive, in the vein of [[StreetFighterIV Crimson Viper's Burning Dance]].
* ChargedAttack: Locking on to the opponent for long enough gives them a red crosshair that signifies that her Drive moves become stronger and have better properties. Her Flint Shooter special can also be charged.
* ChildSoldier: As seen in her Amane-fied form, she already wore her uniform since she was little.
* CloseRangeCombatant: Being a grappler, most of her moves are of close-range. Her Drive helps closing in to the enemy.
* ContraltoOfDanger: Has a ''very'' deep voice and is pretty aggressive and pushy to boot.
* CrosshairAware: The visual representation of her Drive hitting the opponent.
* TheComicallySerious: This is even PlayedForLaughs in Story Mode. Bang in an attempt to get her to loosen up, tries his best to make her laugh, even resorting to drawing a face on his chest and doing a bellydance. She does chuckle at the display... [[RightForTheWrongReasons only to reveal that she was laughing at how hard he was trying.]]
** This gets taken to its logical extremes in her Gag Reel.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* DefrostingIceQueen: Slightly towards Bang.
* DePower: During her fight with Azrael in Story Mode, [[spoiler:the presence of Celica]] causes her Ars Armagus to stop working, putting her at a disadvantage.
* DisproportionateRetribution: In both Story Mode and her arcade mode, she attempts to ''kill'' Amane. The reason? He mistook her mercenary group for a dance troupe and forced them to dance for three days straight. Considering that this all happened ''10 years ago'', she's apparently never forgiven him for that.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Her response to Ragna saving her from Azrael.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Tao calls her "Butt Lady." She reacts poorly.
** She takes Ragna's nickname of "Butt Floss" even worse.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Bullet's gauntlets are a form of ars armagus, but even without them, her grappling skills allow her to keep pace with the rest of the cast.
* FantasticRacism[=/=]InsaneTrollLogic: Her Arcade mode plays with the two tropes. As her winquote against Makoto shows, she doesn't seem to harbor any real racistic tendencies towards beastkin, unlike Hazama. But as her fight with Valkenhayn shows, if you happen to be a beastkin, she'll antagonize you because since she's looking for Kokonoe, who is part beastkin herself, then that means you know where she is. [[SarcasmMode Makes sense, I guess.]]
* FingerlessGloves: With a PowerFist, no less.
* FishOutOfWater: When she's not fighting. Leading her to apply battle knowledge to all things... [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 just like the Soldier.]]
* FlungClothing: One of her win poses involves releasing her jacket and has her topless (except with a bra), in the same vein as [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear I-No]].
* ForgottenFriendNewFoe: [[spoiler: For Tager, it seems. Specifically, she and Tager were in the same mercenary unit, and the incident that left him in his current condition is the same one she's seeking answers for. Since most of Tager's memories are [[LaserGuidedAmnesia sealed/erased]] and he's also bound to Kokonoe's will...]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has one across the bridge of her nose.
* GrappleMove: She excels in this. Most of them are actually "blockable" grabs, though (unlike, say, Tager).
* HandBlast: Thanks to her gauntlets.
* HairTriggerTemper: Partly due to having NoSocialSkills, she's almost like Ragna when it comes to being easily angry.
* HellishPupils: If you look closely, she's got cat slits, plus she's rather aggressive, fitting into this trope further.
* HotBlooded: What else would you expect from an Overdrive called "Heat the Beat"?
* HypocriticalHumor: Her line after defeating Makoto in her arcade run. This coming from someone who wears hotpants.
-->'''Bullet''': Doesn't it bother you that people can see... ''everything?''
** And then there's this line from her Gag Reel, again coming from someone wearing hotpants. Apparently no one's ever told her the saying "Practice what you preach". It's even lampshaded by Noel and Tsubaki.
-->'''Bullet''': For the record, I ''hate'' skirts...and this open area around my chest. What the hell is that? I can't be caught wearing this!
-->'''Tsubaki''': Uhh, I think your own clothes were just as extreme...
-->'''Noel''': Exactly! For someone who wears those extreme low-rise pants so well day-to-day, this should be nothing!
* ImageSong: Her voice actress sings a vocal version of her theme "Spirit of Fire" called "REVENGER".
* InstantDeathRadius: Her Drive works like this.
* JapanesePronouns: Calls herself with "watashi" and people with either "omae" or "kisama". This emphasizes her roughness with people.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's abrasive, antisoical, ill-tempered, and tends to hold grudges, but she's ''far'' from a villain. Sadly, only Bang gets to see the "Heart of Gold" part.
* TheLadette: She's raised in a rough environment and thus acts quite like a rough guy.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Spirit of Fire''
* MsFanservice: Inevitable, considering her breast size outstrips that of the already well-endowed Makoto, compounded with the fact that she walks around wearing [[MemeticMutation hotpants]]... Her Gag Reel pretty much takes this trope and milks it for all it's worth, for while Bullet claims to be modest it doesn't stop Lichi from tricking her into cosplay.
* MurderousThighs: Excluding her air throw.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Her Astral, which involves picking the enemy up and slugging them repeatedly, then slamming them into the ground and hitting them so hard [[CraterPower they crater the planet.]]
* NoSocialSkills: Due to being raised as a mercenary from young age, she doesn't know much outside of fighting. This is even lampshaded by Bang when her methods of getting information out of someone results in her nearly killing the person.
--> '''Bullet''': What? I can't do that? That's how I always get information.
--> (''Beat'')
--> '''Bang''': How are you ''not'' already in prison?
--> '''Bullet''': Shut up.
* NotSoDifferent: After an encounter with Litchi goes wrong, she berates herself by saying she's no different from Azrael since despite initially wanting to talk to her, she ended up attacking her much like Azrael did during an earlier encounter with him.
* OneOfTheBoys: She was raised by male mercenaries.
* PileBunker: Has one hidden in her gauntlet, which she uses to deal the final blow in her Astral.
* PlayingWithFire: If the name of her Overdrive, Heat the Beat, didn't give it away.
* {{Power Fist}}s
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: She was a part of this in the past.
* RaisedByDudes
* TheRemnant[=/=]SoleSurvivor: Of her mercenary squad.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Her motivation. She lost her mercenary squad to an ill-fated mission to Naobi ([[spoiler:the same mission that caused Tager to lose his memory]]) and she holds several parties responsible. Kokonoe and Relius being her main targets.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: Due to being RaisedByDudes and growing up on the battlefield, she doesn't really know much outside of fighting.
* {{Shotoclone}}: her Flint Shooter is her projectile and her Cutting Shear and Snap Hands Fist are [[ShoRyuken her uppercut moves.]]
* SignatureMove: Her Drive moves.
* SkilledButNaive: Having been trained since young age as mercenary while not having enough social skills easily makes her this.
* StatuesqueStunner: She's almost 5'9" [[labelnote:*]]a good 175cm to be exact[[/labelnote]] and just... look at her design.
* TerribleArtist: Quite clear from a map of Ikaruga that she drew in an episode of ''Teach Me More, Ms. Litchi!''.
* TheyCallHimSword: In a variant, they call her "Bullet". It's not known if it's her real name or a name she picked up as a mercenary.
* ThreeStrikeCombo: Her DD Serpentine Assault has 2 followups that you can perform if you have some Heat-Up stocks AND an extra 50 Heat.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: One of her hobbies is embroidery.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Spicy foods.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's surprisingly absent in ''Chronophantasma's'' True Ending and it's never known if she found out the truth behind the Naobi incident.
* WhenSheSmiles: Bang makes it his goal to make Bullet laugh. When she finally does, she admits she's laughing because of how sad his attempts were. [[DoubleSubversion She appreciated the effort though.]]
* [[WhoWearsShortShorts Who Wears Hotpants?]]: Even when fashionably ripped, they look uncomfortably tight.
* WipeTheFloorWithYou: Her new move in ''CF'' named Cross Fire Wheel has her scraping the foe against the ground.
* WouldHurtAChild: Her Arcade mode puts an interesting take on this. If pitted against Carl or Platinum, she'll fight them without hesitation, but as her winquotes against them show, she's actually adverse to the idea of hurting children. Justified considering her backstory.
-->'''Bullet''': {''After defeating Carl'') I can't bear to see children on the battlefield. Go home before this gets out of hand.
-->'''Bullet''': {''After defeating Platinum'') A battlefield is no place for a child. Surely you have someone important to you... Go to their side. It will be for the best.
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[[folder:Azrael]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[OhCrap Get ready to be devoured.]]]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 203cm
* Weight: 160kg
* Blood type: A
* Date of Birth: October 10
* Birthplace: Unknown
* Hobbies: Arm wrestling (he has never lost in it)
* Likes: Struggle
* Dislikes: Sporks
]

-->''You're in luck, because I'm going to show you...NONE CAN RIVAL MY STRENGTH!''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/HirokiYasumoto (Japanese) / [[Creator/DCDouglas D.C. Douglas]] (English)

-> A feared member of Sector Seven nicknamed ''The Mad Dog'' who was locked away because of his violent personality, the cause of incidents where he attacked everything in sight - friend and foe alike. Azrael lives for fighting, and has an insatiable lust for power. Because his abilities are superhuman, he limits himself to make battles more entertaining. He has recently been released by his superiors and has a new objective: Kill Kokonoe and Tager and take Ragna's Azure Grimiore. Of course, he doesn't care about his superiors' wishes, and only agreed just so he could fight strong opponents, like Ragna or the Six Heroes.

-> His arcade playthrough is named ''Violence''.

-> His Drive is '''The Terror''', which lets him reveal weak points on the opponent. There are two different types of weak points - high and low, and depending on the position there will be different effects for the next Drive attack that hits the weak point. His Overdrive is '''Mental Colosseum''', which makes all of his Drives inflict weak points even when blocked and stay there until the Overdrive ends.

-> In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel '''Full Spartan''' has him stunning his foe with a downward punch. He then does a series of moves, ending with him punching the midair foe to the wall. His Astral, '''Patriot Apocalypse''', involves punching the opponent into a slab of ground, which he promptly tosses high into the sky. He then releases his limiters and as the opponent falls to the ground, he raises his fist to the sky, the resulting collision causing a massive volcanic eruption which completely disintegrates the slab of ground with the opponent on it. Azrael then exposes his bare back to the screen and laughs maniacally as the dust settles.
[[hardline]]

* AffablyEvil: Surprisingly. For such a blatant BloodKnight, he's pretty polite to everyone he meets, maintains an impersonal, friendly tone with people even when he threatens to kill them, and is even a good sport in battle. It's only when his BerserkButton is pressed does the monster come out.
* TheAlcoholic: Can be seen chugging a bottle of beer in seconds in one of his match intros.
%%* AmbiguouslyBrown
* AmbitionIsEvil: His desire as shown in ''CF'' is to [[spoiler:awaken the Black Beast and/or going to the "realm of the gods" so he can pick a big fight with them.]] Doing both are seen as majorly bad things.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: [[spoiler: The reason he teams up with Izanami in Act 2? She offered to let Azrael fight an even more godlike being than herself - the Black Beast.]]
* ArchEnemy: To Kokonoe and Tager for sealing him away.
* AttackItsWeakpoint[=/=]DamageIncreasingDebuff: His drive is pretty much this.
* AxCrazy BloodKnight: Views the battlefield as a feeding ground and enjoys the act of fighting people to the death.
--> ''Ah, the mayhem... Magnificent!''
** This is lampshaded in ''CF''.
--> '''Nine:''' Do you really wish to fight strong ones that badly? \\
'''Azrael:''' A foolish question. I don't have any other reason to live.
* {{Badass}}: Nearly rivals Hakumen in sheer badassery. In his debut, almost everyone who encounters him doesn't want to fight him, and the ones that do find out exactly why he was sealed away in the first place. Notably, [[spoiler: he has not had a clean loss period and had to be sealed away again to be dealt with. And even ''that'' didn't stop him. ]]
* BadassBack: The end of his Astral, which is a blatant homage to [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma]]. One of his winposes has him take off his jacket and turn his back to the screen, as well.
* BadassBaritone: Comes with being voiced by [[VideoGame/AsurasWrath Asura]] and [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Wesker]] in Japanese and English respectively.
* BadassBeard: Rocks a sweet goatee.
* BadassBoast: Tends to give out a lot of these, but the quote above when performing his Astral and this quote when using his ''Black Hawk Stinger'' Disortion Drive stand out.
-->'''Azrael:''' Your flesh and bones will know... ''THE'' '''''TRUE''''' ''MEANING OF POWER!!!''
** He also has an alternate quote for his Astral
-->'''Azrael:''' '''HAVE A TASTE, OF THE ULTIMATE DEATH!''' *Cue maniacal laughter*
* BadassGay: Implied by Creator/YuuichiNakamura, Hazama's seiyuu, although Azrael's seiyuu Creator/HirokiYasumoto tried his best to deny.
* [[BadassLongcoat Badass Long]][[CoatCape coat Cape]]: Unlike most CoatCape examples, this one is held by a strap. It's also regularly removed so he can [[ClothingCombat smack you with it]].
* BadassNormal: Azrael possesses no Nox Nyctores, is not a beastkin, and seemingly has no magical abilites aside from Enchant Dragunov, which only serves to supress his power. His only real power is his immense and seemingly inhuman strength and with that alone, he's able to decimate nearly half of the cast.
* BarbarianLonghair: Has long, wild blue hair.
* BareFistedMonk: Fights only with his bare hands.
* BattleAura: Appears quite a lot, as seen on his Distortion Drives and one of his victory poses. He even ''weaponizes'' it in one of his attacks, where it acts as a minor Barrier Burst with damage attached, complete with Super Armor.
* BerserkButton: If you don't put up the fight he craves, he'll be disappointed. But if you put up a good fight and ''stop'' fighting, he'll be pissed. This is because of his RestrainingBolt below. [[spoiler: Kagura manages to turn this against him to imprison him.]]
* TheBerserker: Word of advice: If you're working with this guy and he starts fighting, it's best to just hide because there's no guarantee he won't turn his fists on you.
* BeyondTheImpossible: [[spoiler: His arcade mode in ''Central Fiction'' has Nine stating that he broke out of his dimensional prison, which was ''created by Kokonoe,'' and that he did it with his '''bare hands.''' This is after he tore the very fabric of the Embryo, again by his bare hands, to reach Nine in the first place.]]
--> '''Nine:''' Even during the Dark War, I never met a creature that can break the common sense like you do.
* BigEater: When snared by Amane's Astral, his response?
-->'''Azrael:''' Where's my food?
* BoisterousBruiser: When his opponent is particularly strong, he gets REALLY excited, with loud [[LargeHam hammy]] [[LaughingMad laughs]] aplenty... and the sign that you ''really should run away''.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: When confronted by Bullet, he remarks that he has fought members of her squad before, but claims he doesn't remember those he "devoured". [[spoiler:In the Story Mode, where he later encounters her again, he finally blurts out about his past with her squad.]]
* ChallengeSeeker: Naturally, given his BloodKnight nature, but notable in that the man himself openly [[DiscussedTrope discusses]] this in his Act 2 ending. [[spoiler: He explains to Izanami that his one and only desire is to battle stronger and stronger opponents, and saying that if there is truly no one left, his reason for living would be gone. If the likes of the Six Heroes, Kagura, Ragna, and Izanami are no match for him, he would try to challenge the gods themselves. Izanami finds this interesting, and contracts Azrael to help her with her plans. In exchange, she will give him the kind of opponent he seeks - ''the Black Beast''.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: As far as the audience knows, he has no type of enhancements whatsoever, he's just ''really'' freaking strong.
* CloseRangeCombatant: Barring his Phalanx Cannon (which is guaranteed to be only used sparingly), all of his attacks have close range, and he's more effective at pressuring and high-low mixup.
* ClothingCombat: Uses his coat during certain attacks.
* DishingOutDirt: Though it's less controlling earth and more [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower manipulating the earth with shockwaves through punching it.]]
* DivingKick: He has this as a normal move.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: PlayedForLaughs. He breaks a soldier's arm after giving gim "a gentle pat on the back", in his own words.
* TheDreaded: It's not much of a stretch to say that ''nearly every character in the game is afraid of him''. And the ones who aren't afraid or just don't know him find out the hard way why they should be afraid. Only a fool with an absolute death wish would even ''dream'' of fighting this guy. Some of the few characters that aren't intimidated by him include Hakumen, Rachel, Terumi...you get the idea, only the most powerful characters in the entire story can talk shit to him AND back it.
** Even then, these characters do not take him lightly, which speaks volumes for the usual self-assured attitude of the top-tier in Blazblue power chart.
** In CPEX story ''Collision'', he managed to break the morale of Tager's team with just a look, causing them all to retreat and leave him alone to battle Azrael.
* EnergyAbsorption: Growler Field does this to projectiles, with each hit absorbed [[CatchAndReturn giving him a Phalanx Cannon charge]] (caps at three but it can absorb projectiles as long as it is held). This actually makes him incredibly viable against [[spoiler:Take-Makizuchi and Izanami]] as it will negate pretty much three-quarters of its moveset including [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTZx50TlUBU#t=118 Take-Mikazuchi's laser beam Distortion Drive]].]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Azrael doesn't take a liking to people bullying others weaker than them, as shown in episode 4 of "Teach Me More, Ms. Litchi!", where he makes the accusation of Litchi hurting Platinum. Also, Azrael despises cowardice of any kind.
* EvilLaugh[=/=]LaughingMad: Once he's done with his Astral and anytime he's in a fight.
* EvilSoundsDeep: With Creator/HirokiYasumoto ''and'' [[Creator/DCDouglas D.C. Douglas]] as his respective Japanese and English voice actors? Evil as deep as the ocean.
* FashionableAsymmetry
* FlashStep: A very liberal use of these, not unlike [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Slayer]].
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Story-wise, he's all but outright stated to be one of the most powerful members of the cast. Sure, you can beat him in a fight like a regular character and you ''might'' get a Perfect if you're lucky, but after the battle? Your character is struggling to regain their breath (if not outright beaten within an inch of their life) and desperately looking for a way to escape while Azrael's barely breaking a sweat.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: PlayedWith. While Azrael does have a defined personality, he's mostly defined by the threat he poses and is treated more like an unstoppable force of nature. However, unlike Relius and Terumi, his personality and motives are entirely centered on finding strong opponents to fight.
* GeniusBruiser: Implied with Scud Punishment and in Tutorial Mode.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: His fighting style in a nutshell. With just that and his strength, he can beat many members of the cast.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: CPEX story ''Collision'' reveals that he has a scar on his right arm. [[spoiler: During his fight with Tager, Tager accidentally strikes the scar while attempting to dodge one of his attacks, which manages to actually cause Azrael ''genuine'' pain, leaving him vulnerable enough for Kokonoe to send him to the Dog House.]]
* GutturalGrowler: When he gets excited during battle. One of the ''many'' signs that you should run away.
* HeavySleeper: It says a lot when his introduction has him sleeping in a chamber at absolute zero, and then waking up no worse for wear. In fact, some of his appearances just have him sleeping through some pretty ridiculous scenarios.
* HeroicBuild: Even more ripped than Bang or Kagura, which is only emphasized more by his tattoos. Despite this, he is most certainly ''not'' heroic.
* HiddenDepths: Kagura mentions that Azrael pretty much fights by just throwing his power around. Which if you look at his movesets, it holds true. A lot of his animations consist of wildly thrown hook punches, or simply throwing his leg in the air. Except for one: A distortion drive called Scud Punishment, in which Azrael focuses and attacks with two fingers, as if striking a pressure point and leaves the enemy with both weakpoints open. It reveals that he might be more educated at fighting than his preferred style lets on.
** Azrael's technical and strategic prowess in fighting are further hinted at when he serves as the tutor in the first part of the advanced tutorial mode. He shows rather extensive knowledge on how to exploit opponent openings and how to properly read them in order to set up mind games on them; his surprisingly stoic and thorough tone while teaching the mechanics shows that, though absolutely a BloodKnight, he's not just a reckless berserker. Perhaps justified in that gameplay-wise, he's indeed among the best at breaking guards and mix-up.
** In ''CF'', he actually has some grasp on what actually is going on, unlike most others. Like how he notices everyone seems to have their memories reverted, or [[spoiler:that Imperator is a god.]] It's just that he cares nothing about them and concerns more about more fighting.
* HumanoidAbomination: Some of the cast claims that he isn't human and considering his... deeds, we can definitely rule out "human" for him.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: In ''Extend's'' story Collision, Kokonoe uses Tager's Idea Engine to overload Azrael's Enchant Dragonov limiters, stunning him long enough for her to send him to the Dog House. Years later, Kagura takes advantage of the limiter that prevents Azrael from attacking those who have no will to fight, again leaving him vulnerable enough for Kokonoe to seal him away once again.]]
* HotBlooded: Normally calm, once the fight starts he lets himself out more, and if he's satisfied enough he'll show it, occasionally letting out a big laugh from the excitement.
* IAmAHumanitarian: Heavily, heavily, heavily implied. What with his constant references to his battles as feeding on his opponents or eating their flesh. It doesn't help that one of his monikers he goes by (see below) is Cannibal.
* IHaveManyNames: The Mad Dog, Massacre King, The Genocider, The Deathbringer, The King of Atrocity, The Tyrant, Destroyer, Cannibal, Murderer. We can go all day with this guy. Lampshaded by Jin in Azrael's arcade play.
* ImageSong: His voice actress sings a vocal version of his theme "The Tyrant" called "GO in SOUL".
* InvincibleVillain: Even moreso than Terumi and Relius combined. Story mode and his arcade mode has him steamrolling over nearly every member of the cast. And unlike the former two, he's never been defeated in battle. [[spoiler:It took sealing him away in the space between dimensions to finally put him down.]] A subtle but effective point to drive this home is that most battles with him in story mode end with his opponent desperately looking for an escape or beaten within an inch of their life while his theme is blasting in the background.
** It is implied that he becomes the dummy for Challenge Mode because of this.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "ore" to call himself and "kisama" to call people.
* TheJuggernaut: Probably the scariest thing about Azrael isn't his strength, fearsome as it is, but his ability to shrug pretty much ''everything'' thrown at him. In their fight in Chapter 13 of the "Chronophantasma" route of the third game, Kagura notes that despite their skills being relatively on par, Azrael has a hell of a lot more endurance. Even Hakumen notes that fleeing would be a more suitable option than trying to take him down.
** In-game, Azrael has higher than average health and can shrug off any amount of projectile attacks or ranged Distortions with his Growler Field. This is exemplified with the intro for a fight between Azrael and Kokonoe, where he absorbs a barrage from Golden Tager X no worse for the wear.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: One of his intros has him stepping on an unconscious person before kicking them offscreen. [[NothingIsScarier Lord only knows what else he did to him]].
** One of his special moves is a GroundPound that can be used as this.
* KnuckleCracking: He does that in several of his intros, as well as his taunt.
* LargeHam: The more excited he is during battle, the hammier he gets.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''The Tyrant''
* LightIsNotGood: In contrast to Kagura's Black Knight Azrael wears white, is named after the angel of death, and is an AxCrazy Berserker.
* LightningBruiser: Played with. He has a slow walking speed and his dash is a slow teleport, not a full run. But he can be surprisingly quick when he starts attacking, with him potentially be flying around as much as his opponent. He also has a heavy damage output (especially with his Drive) and is among the ones with the highest health in the roster.
* ManlyGay: He gives off this vibe, or so Creator/YuuichiNakamura says. Furthermore, a good portion of ''[=BlazBlue=] Radio Wide''[='s=] "Riot" special for ''Chronophantasma'' consisted of most of the other seiyuu assembled (mainly the aforementioned Nakamura, as well as Creator/AoiYuuki) teasing Yasumoto about this, [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday much to his dismay and disapproval.]] (Although Yasumoto himself ''did'' indulge in some jokes with Nakamura from time to time...)
* MegatonPunch: His Astral and half of his movelist. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-YcZCdlFfg The animated version is even more awesome.]]
* MrFanservice: He's picking some stuff from Bang, evidently.
* MysteriousPast: There is not one scrap of backstory for Azrael. Beyond his participation in the Ikaruga Civil War, we have no information on how Azrael got to his current [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]] status.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name is taken from '''[[NamesToRunAwayFrom/DemonsOrAngels The Angel of Death]]'''.
** Not only that, his Drive is also called The Terror.
** Other names he goes by are [[OmnicidalManiac Genocider]], [[AxCrazy The Mad Dog]], and King of Atrocity, in case you didn't get the hint that you do NOT mess with this guy.
** Thirdly, the name of his Astral Heat? Patriot Apocalypse, yeah all pretty strong indicators to really run away from this guy.
** Fourth, his theme song is called "The Tyrant," and is another moniker of his. They ''really'' want you to know that you should '''never''' encounter or even look at this man in your lifetime.
* NighInvulnerability: If it's not a trap set up by Kokonoe, then absolutely nothing that's been thrown at Azrael has been shown to hurt or impede him in the slightest. He's even slept inside a near absolute zero prison and woke up no worse for wear apart from oversleeping.
** This gets PlayedForLaughs in the Gag Reels he appears in where he pretty much sleeps through everything throw at him; extreme heat, cold, meat, kittens, you name it. [[spoiler: ...Except digestion by Arakune however.]]
** He's replaces Bang as the training dummy for challenge mode. But unlike Bang's case where it serves to highlight his [[ButtMonkey Butt-Monkey]] status, Azrael's time as a training dummy shows that ''nothing'' you'll throw at him will bother him too much.
* NobleDemon: Make no mistake, Azrael ''loves'' the carnage and mayhem he causes but unlike Terumi, he has some honor to go with it. If he considers you a WorthyOpponent, he will genuinely commend your strength. If you show potential, he will spare you so you can get stronger and fight again. Lastly, he absolutely hates cowards and people who stand back from a fight. And if ''Teach Me Again Ms. Litchi'' is to be believed, he also hates picking on the weak and people who do so.
* ObviouslyEvil: Just look at all the evil tropes on his entry. Hell, just look at all the things under NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast alone. The game is telling, nay, practically '''begging''' you to stay as far away from him as possible. Don't even spare a glance at him.
* OneManArmy: He managed to slaughter a lot of troops (whether it's from the NOL, Ikarugans or mercenaries) during the Ikaruga War.
* OutsideContextVillain: Much like Izanami most people believe Azrael is not even human but something else. His real origins are complete mystery.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Oh yes. Need proof? Look at his Astral -- it completely turns the surrounding area into a wasteland!
* PowerLimiter: "Enchant Dragunov" serves this purpose, and Azrael only uses the Level 1 setting to keep from killing his opponents too quickly - mostly to draw out his thirst for battle, per his BloodKnight nature. [[spoiler:He unleashes Level 2 after facing off against Ragna in Arcade Mode, daring him to follow suit with his Azure Grimoire. Ragna obliges.]]
* PowerTattoo: The tattoos all over his body are revealed to be said limiters, and he removes them during his Astral as well as his ending, where he fights Ragna after he unleashes his Azure Grimoire.
* {{Pride}}: He's really proud of his strength and will go around showing it to practically everyone he comes across. And that's with him limiting himself.
* PsychoForHire: Psycho is the operative word.
** At the present time, he's this to the Sector Seven. He only cares for fighting strong opponents, but he has no choice but to follow his employee's orders and limitations. [[spoiler:In the past, he was this to Bullet's squad, but because of his berserker tendencies, he killed them all while in battle, except one who escaped: Bullet herself.]]
** In Act 2 of ''Central Fiction'' [[spoiler: he teams up with Izanami because he desires the greatest fight of his life, the Black Beast itself.]]
* PsychoticSmirk: His default expression.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: A staple of his game mechanics. A good chunk of his movelist wall-splats the opponent, with one move in particular being capable of carrying the opponent from Azrael in the corner to the opponent in the other corner.
** MegatonPunch: His Black Hawk Stinger DD and his Astral are pretty much this.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Unlimited Azrael gains one as a new special move.
* RatedMForManly: Compared with the other newcomers, at least to Western players. In Japan, on the other hand...
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subtler than usual, but he's still pretty much someone not to be messed with.
* RestrainingBolt: Sector 7 made sure to take precautions in releasing him. They placed an Ars Magus that prevented him from attacking anyone who doesn't have a "will to fight" aside from Ragna, Tager and Kokonoe. [[spoiler: This is ultimately his undoing as it is exploited by Kagura in their fight at the Colosseum when he notices that Azrael didn't continue to attack him when he momentarily lost consciousness. [[SheatheYourSword Kagura proceeds to "give up"]] which prevented Azrael from fighting any further and gave Kokonoe the chance to seal him away again.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Against Kokonoe and Tager for imprisoning him.
* SarcasmMode: This line after "accidentally" breaking a soilder's arm in a friendly gesture when released.
-->'''Azrael:''' Oops. My apologies. That was supposed to be a gentle pat on the back.
* SealedEvilInACan[=/=]TailorMadePrison: Prior to the game, he was sealed by Kokonoe in "The Dog House", a special sub-zero prison so cold that atoms cannot move. It was apparently a rather shoddy can as when we first see him, he's sleeping in it. He gets out of the can thanks to Sector Seven, [[spoiler:but he gets sealed in another prison by Kagura and Kokonoe. This time in the space between dimensions.]]
* {{Shoryuken}}: He gains this move in ''CF'' named Panzer Strike, done with his knee. He additionally does a descending punch after that.
* SickeningCrunch: Azrael will do this to anyone he nails twice with his Drive. Even the ones who have no bones to break (Arakune, Hakumen).
* SignatureMove: Expect to see him doing [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom Valiant Crush and Hornet Bunker]] a lot. His Growler Field as well, thanks for it being the counter for most things Take-Mikazuchi can throw at him.
* SlasherSmile: A blink-and-you'll-miss moment, but during his Astral, a brief close-up of Azrael has him sporting a ''terrifying'' SlasherSmile.
* SmugSuper: Azrael ''knows'' he's a {{Badass}} and has all the power to prove it.
* SoftSpokenSadist: In contrast to Terumi, most of the time his voice is barely raised above a polite impersonal tone even when he threatens someone's life. Of course he becomes a rather LargeHam when the actual battle starts, but still.
* SuperMode: Unlimited Azrael gains one as a Distortion Drive; it lets him parry up to 7 attacks (much like in ''StreetFighterIII'') and [[NoIAmBehindYou teleport behind the opponent after each parry]].
** In other words, it's Musou Tensei from the Fist of the North Star fighting game that was also done by Arc System Works.
* SuperStrength: To ridiculous levels.
* TheSocialDarwinist: With his constant espousing of how only the fittest can survive, to his mindset of being a predator looking for adequate prey to consume while believing weak prey deserve only death, he's most definitely this.
-->'''Azrael:''' Only the fittest can survive!
* ThemeNaming: All of Azrael's specials are named for [[ArmsAndArmorThemeNaming various missile models (Gustaf, Phalanx, Hornet, Scud...) as well as other modern weapons.]]
* ThreeStrikeCombo: His Tiger Magnum special can be continued to Cobra Spike and then Leopard Launcher.
* TokenEvilTeammate: This is the reason he was sealed away in the first place.
* TooKinkyToTorture: When subjected to Relius' Astral, his final quote is along the lines of "That's all you have...?" Compared to everyone else...
** He continues laughing off practically everything thrown at him in Bang's gag reel, all the way up to '''Arakune'''. [[spoiler:This ultimately gets him killed by digestion.]]
* TooPowerfulToLive: By his own admission, he's barely using an eighth of his true power; even then, he easily either decimates strong characters like Valkenhayn or forces incredibly powerful characters like Hakumen to flee. Were it not for [[spoiler:Kokonoe trapping him into the space between dimensions,]] there wouldn't be much of a plot to salvage after he's had his "fill".
* UnblockableAttack: His Black Hawk Stinger DD is unblockable if it hits a weakpoint.
* UnskilledButStrong: He appears like this on the surface, what with his entire fighting style being nothing but wildly thrown hook punches and simply throwing his leg in the air, and revolving entirely around his raw power and bloodlust (such that Hakumen, one of the legendary Six Heroes, decides that fleeing would be a wiser choice), but then see HiddenDepths above.
* UseYourHead: One of his normal moves.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Similarly to Terumi, much of the enjoyment of playing Azrael is seeing him send characters flying through the air like ragdolls. More fun comes from kicking his opponent into a wall and just pounding on them.
* VillainHasAPoint: It's really difficult to disagree with Azrael when he calls out Sector Seven's motives for releasing him.
-->'''Azrael:''' So, let me get this straight: First you guys get Kokonoe to capture me and put me on ice, and now you're releasing me so I can [[spoiler:kill her?]] That's the joke of the century right there. You're a bunch of selfish assholes by any standard.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Downplayed, he has his CoatCape covering his body most of the time. He wears nothing underneath and he lets go of it in some of his moves as well as his winpose.
* WildCard: Despite being released by Sector Seven to kill Kokonoe and Tager and take Ragna's Azure Grimiore, he flat out states that he's does not care about Sector Seven's whims and is doing it solely for his own reasons.
* WillfullyWeak: [[spoiler:It is revealed in his ending that the limiters, Enchant: Dragunov, he imposes on himself are the various tattoos across his body. It suppresses his great strength and allows him to control it better so as to not instantly kill his opponents.]] The reason most of the cast is barely able to survive against Azrael? He chooses to keep [[spoiler: his limiter]] on in order to extend the 'fun' of a fight.
* WorldsStrongestMan: In terms of raw physical strength, he's easily the strongest member in the entire cast, especially since his powers aren't the result of magic or technology. To put it simply: even ''Hakumen'' found fleeing to be a preferable alternative than continuing his battle with Azrael.
* WorthyOpponent: Hopes to find one out all of the crazy powerful individuals gathering in Ikaruga, which range from the Six Heroes, the Grim Reaper, and the Black Knight. [[spoiler: When the latter two don't give him the fight that he sought, he wasn't happy to say the least.]] If he's selected as a voice announcer option, whenever any of the Six Heroes (barring Platinum), Ragna, or Kagura are selected, his tone ranges from amused to loud and excited.
** In Bang's Arcade Mode, he ends up finding a worthy opponent in ''Bang'' of all people, after the ninja manages to fight him to a standstill. After the fight is over, he asks for a rematch should their paths cross again.
** [[spoiler: In Story mode, he found a lot of enjoyment from his battles with Kagura. He ended up getting pissed off that in their rematch, Kagura spent more time on the defense.]]
* WouldHitAGirl[=/=]WouldHurtAChild: Put simply, there's no one he won't beat up. Gender or age, it's all fair game to him. If you can put up a fight, you've earned a beatdown. And when sufficently enraged, this will even extend to those who can't fight. [[spoiler: When Ragna refuses to use his Azure Grimore, he tried to kill Celica in an attempt to enrage him into using it. And had Rachel not thrown Gii in his path, he would've succeeded.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* YourMindMakesItReal: The implications of his Overdrive, Mental Colosseum, is that the threat of being hit by this guy alone is enough to put a weak point on the opponent by sheer intimidation factor.

[[/folder]]

!!Introduced in Console Version

[[folder:Kagura Mutsuki]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:He has no time to entertain men.]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 187cm (6'2")
* Weight: 83kg (183 lbs)
* Blood type: O
* Date of Birth: January 15
* Birthplace: Ōkoto
* Hobbies: Fishing
* Likes: Alcohol, women
* Dislikes: Matters that are unclear
]

--> ''Please, just one grope!''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/KeijiFujiwara (Japanese) / Creator/GrantGeorge (English)

-> The current head of the Mutsuki family, the highest-ranked of the Duodecim. Unlike the rest of the NOL, he cares more about the people than serving the government. [[GenderBlenderName Despite the feminine name, Kagura is a man.]] He is currently planning a coup of the NOL after his family had a falling-out with them. Aside from that, in the story, he also gives the deserting Noel and Makoto a place to shelter, captures Ragna, strikes alliance with Kokonoe and later plans to bait Azrael and Tsubaki using Ragna as bait.

-> [[spoiler:He is a disciple of Lord Tenjou Amanohokosaka (Bang's master), and entrusted to care for his young son Homura. Kagura plans that once his coup succeeds, he'll be able install Homura as the new Imperator of NOL.]]

-> His arcade playthrough is named ''Revolution''. His story playthrough is named ''Determination''.

-> He is a combination between a "charge" character [[note]]a character whose special moves mostly consists of holding back/down, then forward/up and an attack button; Guile of ''StreetFighter'' fame is one[[/note]] and [[StanceSystem a stance character]] who can switch styles using his Drive, called '''Black Gale'''. His Overdrive, '''Vehemence Edge''', allows him to switch between stances quicker. So quick, in fact, that it becomes possible to chain together several attacks from each stance, similar to Noel's Drive.

-> In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel is called '''Kouryuu “Genma Rettouzan”''' where he first smashes his foe with his sword, then does multiple rolling slashes before unleashing a purple wave from the ground that knocks the foe away. His Astral, '''Kokuryuu Tenshouraijin/Black Dragon's Sky-Rending Blade''', involves swinging his Zweihander in an upwards motion. If it connects, the opponent is engulfed by dark energy as Kagura lifts his sword up and slams it into them while imbued in the same dark energy, obliterating the opponent completely in the same manner as Ragna's Astral.
[[hardline]]

* TheAce: He's had numerous woman fawning over him, holds a high ranking position within the NOL, and is charismatic enough to earn ''[[TheOjou Rachel's]]'' respect upon their introduction. Even Ragna starts to feel outshined by him, and he's more than a little annoyed about it. About the only flaw he has is his inability to curb his perverted and slacker tendencies, and even those don't weigh him down that much.
* AnimalMotifs: Dragons. Big, scary, shadowy black dragons.
* AnimeHair: Reminiscent of [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke Uchiha]]'s.
* AscendedExtra: The Mutsuki house was first mentioned in an episode of ''Teach Me, Miss Litchi Reloaded'', and expanded upon in Makoto's ''CS'' Story, ''Slight Hope'' where Makoto mentioned their planned coup (although their name was [[SpellMyNameWithAnS misspelled as "Mutsugi"]]). Later in various Arcade runs in ''CP'', Kagura's name is mentioned a few times. Then he becomes a console exclusive character.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's also the head of the highest ranking family in the Duodecim, and ranked Colonel in the NOL.
* {{Badass}}: Kagura possesses a great deal of strength and skill, and his accomplishments in ''Chronophantasma's'' story mode make this clear. He [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly makes a joke out of]] Ragna, fights on equal terms with Noel/Mu, and [[spoiler:holds his own against Azrael]].
* BadassArmfold: His story mode portrait's default pose.
* BadassBack: One of his winning poses.
* BadassBaritone: Somewhat downplayed in that he also speaks in a laid-back and playful tone at times. But can still talk like a badass when the time comes.
* BadassBiker: His Unlimited version has a move where he [[CarFu runs over his opponent with a motorcycle.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYDks8OKL4o It's as awesome as it sounds.]]
* BadassCape: Seems to be a recurring thing among the Duodecim.
* BerserkButton: He's normally pretty laid-back and easy going, but when [[spoiler: Arakune attempts to consume Noel while she was sleeping,]] he ''flips'', declaring that he's going to kill him in the angriest tone we've heard. Even Ragna was pretty overwhelmed by such a reaction.
-->''"You! You did this to Noel baby! I'll kill you! You stupid living puddle of tar! I'll'' murder ''you! You bastard! Don't think you can leave this place alive!''
** Ironically despite being a total pervert and flirt, he does not like seeing woman physically abused or hurt. He attacked Ragna when it looked like he was hurting Noel (In truth he was just trying to talk to her, but got a little too forceful) and he nearly leapt down to fight Azreal before he was supposed to when he saw him wailing on Bullet.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite working for the NOL, Kagura is one of the most laid-back, altruistic, and out and out cool guys to be around. However as Ragna, [[spoiler:Azrael]], and [[spoiler:Arakune]] learn the hard way, getting on his bad side is a virtual death sentence.
* {{BFS}}: His weapon of choice is a big, rectangular [[BlackSwordsAreBetter black sword]] whose blade is about as long as he is tall, and he can be seen freely leaning against it after [[SwordPlant he planted it on the ground]] in his intro and win poses.
* BigBrotherMentor: ''Remix Heart'' shows Kagura to be this to his relative Taro Sasagae, even going as far as to tease Taro over an AccidentalKiss with Mai and entrust Jin's safety and well-being to him. In turn, [[TheNicknamer Taro]] refers to Kagura as "Big Bro", but is also quick to imply him as a Casanova-type, snidely insinuating that Kagura dial back in his interest in the ladies a notch or two.
** He's also this to most of the cast in Chronophantasma, particularly Ragna, who he gives advice on what and how he should use his Azure Grimoire instead of just throwing its power around.
* BigGood: One of the few people who knows exactly how messed up the NOL is, and is attempting to do something about it and enlists most of the cast in doing so. He was even created with this in mind as Mori felt the cast lacked any definitive "Good Guys".
* BlackKnight: For bonus points, his moniker is the trope name.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his perverted tendencies, he's every bit as competent as you'd expect the head of the top family in the Duodecim to be. [[spoiler:He successfully comes up with a plan to lure out both Azrael and Tsubaki, and is able to hold his own in a fight with the former before Kokonoe intervened.]]
* ButtMonkey: Certainly not to the extent of Ragna, but it's there, with Kokonoe transforming his bachelor pad into an elevator without his permission. And then there's all the times [[PervertRevengeMode Makoto hits him]]...
* CanadaEh: Born in the 1st hierarchical city Okoto, situated in Canada.
* CastingAShadow: His attacks are imbued with a shadowy element, though this sometimes crosses over with PlayingWithFire and ShockAndAwe, as seen by his ''Supreme Dragon's Inferno'' Distortion Drive and his Astral.
* TheCharmer: He certainly has shades of it. You'd have to be one to get ''Rachel's'' respect on their very first meeting.
* ChickMagnet: In at least one official art she's surrounded by variety of girls, all of which are enamored with him, including one fox beastkin. Same fox girl appears on top of him in one of his win poses. He also [[TheCasanova tries his charm]] on almost all of the girls, to varying success.
* ChivalrousPervert: He may hit on every women with reckless abandon but he actually does care about their well-being, ''God help you'' if you try to harm a woman in his presence. [[LetsGetDangerous It's in that moment he goes from "shameless flirt" to the goddamn "Black Knight".]]
* ColonelBadass: He has the fourth highest rank in the NOL.
* ConfusionFu: His stance mechanic allows him to be played like this.
* CrosshairAware: When surveying the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bust/waist/hip_measurements BWH measurements]] of the various ladies he encounters, Kagura's keen eyes operate as such.
* CurbStompBattle: Poor Ragna never stood a chance. [[WorfHadTheFlu To be fair, though]], [[spoiler:[[AntiMagic Celica]] was nearby]].
** [[BlobMonster Arakune]] didn't have a chance, either.
** Kagura himself is on the receiving end of this by Izanami in his Act 2 arcade mode in CF.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Let's see, dark features, a flowing black cloak and large black & red zweihander, and dark-based attacks mixed with either fire or lightning, and being the so-called "Black Knight", being voiced by [[Creator/KeijiFujiwara FujiKei]] (AKA the Japanese [[Film/TheDarkKnight Joker]]), he's the current head of the Mutsuki family, the highest ranked of the Duodecim families, and also the only member of the N.O.L who isn't a rigid templar for the Imperator's words or a {{Jerkass}} UpperClassTwit. He's actually a cool, affable guy who actually cares about the people, and to this end is plotting a coup to remove the current Imperator and install [[spoiler:Lord Tenjo's young son Homura]] into power. The only problem is [[HandsomeLech he's a bit of a skirt-chaser]].
* DeadlyLunge: His Sky Dragon's Strike special.
* DifficultButAwesome: Despite his playstyle being a combination between two of the hardest types of characters in fighting games, [[WordOfGod Mori]] expects that he will be an easy character to be pick up.
** In the vein of [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Guile]], he only possesses ''two'' specials in his default stance, [[EnergyBall a projectile]] and [[{{Shoryuken}} an anti-air]][[note]]But it's now three as of Central Fiction.[[/note]]. The rest are various modified normal attacks that change depending on the stance he's in.
* DownloadableContent[=/=]UnlockableContent
* DragonKnight: somewhat downplayed: He's a knight with a BFS and his moves have names related to dragons and have dragon imagery in them (and he sometimes shouts names of various dragons in different myths in his attacks), and... that's it.
* DramaticWind: In one of his win poses, he poses backwards while his cape flutters along with the wind.
* EarlyBirdCameo: His first real appearance was in a chapter of ''Remix Heart'', months before his official debut in the console version of ''Chronophantasma''.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The player's first encounter with Kagura in the ''Chronophantasma'' story involves a woman running out of his office, which Noel points out reeks of alcohol. Not long after, he tries to hit on Noel and Makoto, much to the latter's ire. His "commander" role only starts to show after Kokonoe arrives on the scene.
* {{Expy}}: Between his [[PlayingWithFire fire attacks]], thing for dragons, tall and muscular build, absurd combat ability, and the way he casually wields an angular {{BFS}} one-handed, he brings up comparisons with [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear a certain Gear...]]
** In personality, though, he's much closer to Johnny, being a laid-back and surprisingly competent ChivalrousPervert.
* {{Foil}}: For at least two characters.
** Hilariously done so with Bang. [[spoiler: The two are both former pupils of the same master.]] Their personalities are [[RedOniBlueOni polar opposites]]: Kagura is a BrilliantButLazy DeadpanSnarker while Bang is a HotBlooded LargeHam. While Bang will declare unwilling participants that they are his disciples, Kagura will similarly call females (namely Makoto) his lovers. They're also perverts, but Bang only has eyes for one woman while Kagura... is the opposite.
** Also serves as one to Jin. The two are both famous, high ranking officals in NOL. But whereas Kagura is a NiceGuy and TheAce, Jin is a {{Jerkass}} and a BrokenAce (Though in his defense, he's at least [[CharacterDevelopment growing out of it]]). Kagura represents what Jin would be if he ever got over his deep-seated issues.
* {{Fratbro}}: Kagura's mentality of least resistance, especially if he's had something to drink. It usually takes [[OnlySaneEmployee Hibiki]] or [[PervertRevengeMode Makoto]] to break him out of it.
* GenderBlenderName: "Kagura" is a woman's name.
* GrappleMove: His "Dragon's Claw" special.
* GroinAttack: On the receiving end of many from Makoto.
* HandsomeLech: This basically his most prominent trait. Kagura is fully aware of his sex appeal and abuses to no end. How bad is it? With the exception of three characters[[labelnote:*]][[OlderThanTheyLook Rachel, Kokonoe]], and [[SingleTargetSexuality Tsubaki]][[/labelnote]], ''he hits on literally the entire female cast in his {{Battle Intro}}s.''[[note]]Including even [[RobotGirl Nirvana]] and Platinum, although he then holds back from the latter. Oh, and [[DudeLooksLikeALady Amane.]][[/note]] Keep in mind this is a cast of over 30 characters as of this writing and the females make up about half.
* HandwrapsOfAwesome: His "round winpose" has him rewrapping his wrists. [[FridgeBrilliance Considering his choice of weapon, wearing them makes perfect sense.]]
* HeroicBuild: Giving Bang's "manly chest" a run for its money with his ''[[CleavageWindow mancleavage]]''.
* HiddenDepths: Why is he trying to stage a coup? [[spoiler:Because he was sick of seeing people die in the war and hates seeing such things.]] He also seems to know some secrets behind our three protagonists' relationships.
* HomingProjectile: One version of his Dragon Spirit special becomes this as his Unlimited form.
* HumbleHero: While he can be proud of his abilities, he attributes his successes to his great subordinates.
* {{Hunk}}: In contrast with Jin's {{bishonen}}.
* TheJailBaitWait: His commentary with Platinum.
--> ''"Yeah, you're just a little too... young... for me. In more ways than one. Come see me in another 10 years."''
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "ore" to call himself, "kimi" to call women and "temee" for others.
* LadyKillerInLove: It's ambiguous if it's genuine or he's just being...[[ChivalrousPervert himself]], but he does have a noticeable amount of concern for Noel.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Black Aggression''
* MadeOfIron: Notably, he tanks [[SuperStrength Azrael's]] [[MegatonPunch Black Hawk Stinger]] with ease.
* MellowFellow: Being laid-back and nice is his default demeanor.
* MightyGlacier: Compared to Jin Kisaragi, Kagura deals higher damage and has greater attack range, but is among the slower characters in the series.
* NiceGuy: HandsomeLech tendencies aside, he is one of the most altruistic characters in the series. He's even noted for his idealism despite the setting the series takes place in.
* NothingPersonal: His winquote against Terumi. Justified in that he's never met Terumi prior to the game and is thus one of the few characters who doesn't hold a personal grudge against him.
-->'''Kagura:''' Nothing personal, but if I don't bring you back with me, Kokonoe's gonna lose her shit. Wouldn't want that to happen, would we?
* OddlyShapedSword: His sword looks like a mix of a cricket bat, a gravestone and [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear the Fireseal.]]
* OneHandedZweihander: His sword is even larger than [[UpToEleven Ragna's]] and wields it just as easily.
* OutOfCharacterAlert: In Jin's ''CF'' arcade, he notes that Kagura is more ruthless and likes to point out his higher position to him. Jin says that the "current" Kagura would be indignant if he sees this. [[spoiler:Sure enough, the Kagura he fought is just an illusion.]]
* PillarOfLight: His Dragon Lord's Striking Fang DD ends with this.
* PurpleEyes: Not that noticeable, but it's there.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Has PurpleEyes and many of his moves being covered by purple aura. Also being the current head of the Mutsuki family, the highest ranked of the Duodecim families.
* RatedMForManly: His loves include fishing, alcohol, motorcycles, and, of course, beautiful women.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Biggest {{Badass}} of NOL who cares more about the people than the government.
* RebelRelaxation: Just to show how much of laid-back badass he is, in most battle intros he does this ''on his own sword''. For added points, he actually is spear heading a rebellion.
* RebelLeader: Somewhat like Lord Tenjou before him. [[spoiler:You see, they're master and apprentice.]]
* RedBaron: The "BlackKnight." Contrary to the title, he's not clad in black armor, but he does have a lot of black motif in his clothes.
* ReverseGrip: The most prominent one after Ragna.
* {{Robo|sexual}}-Curious: One of the girls he can [[MaleGaze scan]] is [[RobotGirl Nirvana]].
-->'''Kagura:''': Is this...legal?
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Bang's Red, but Red to Hibiki's blue.
* TheRival: in ''Chronophanstma'', Bang is this to him.
* SecretCharacter: Like Mu in the previous game, Kagura is hidden from the start, but unlockable by finishing the True Story. You can however just ignore that and buy him for a few dollars as DLC.
* {{Shotoclone}}: He, much like Guile of ''StreetFighter'' is the charge variant of this.
* {{Shoryuken}}: His ''Dragon's Ascent'' special, which he has two versions of.
* SignatureMove: Because of their familiarity, his "charge" moves are this.
* SlideAttack: His ''Dragon's Blade'' special.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: While Ragna is still the main character of the series, Kagura takes up a good portion of Chronophantasma's story. A good portion of the Chronophantasma and Sector Seven storyline deal with him and his [[spoiler:coup against the Imperator.]] [[spoiler:In the end, [[ShaggyDogStory Izanami abdicates and declares Homura her successor anyway]].]]
** Kagura himself even lampshades this in his first encounter with Ragna, calling himself the protagonist when he "saves" Noel from Ragna when the latter was getting a little rough with her. (He was asking her for a favor, but was kind of in a bad mood). The creators themselves have even caught onto this and have added a scenario where Kagura and Ragna (along with Celica and Noel) have a volleyball match for the tile of the protagonist in the Vita port of Chronophantasma.
* StabTheSky: His Astral. Insert [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Blasting Zone]]/[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shining Finger Sword]] (or would that be [[CastingAShadow Darkness]] Finger Sword?) jokes here.
* StanceSystem: Integral to his playstyle, Kagura has ''lots'' of them.
* TheStarscream: Ever since ''CS'', Kagura's been voicing opposition to NOL and is planning a coup. [[spoiler:It is completely benevolent, as he's trying to install the heir of the previous NOL Imperator to his rightful place.]]
* SupportingLeader: Leader of the good guys in ''Chronophantasma'', but Ragna is still the series` protagonist.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Very much so. He's got the look, the personality and the charm that constitutes this character type down pat.
* ThemeNaming: His moveset has techniques predominantly named after dragons.
* [[JustForPun Three]] [[TooManyBelts Many Belts]]
* ThreeStrikeCombo: Normally he can chain up to 3 of his stance moves. In Overdrive, the number is increased. His unlimited-only DD also has him doing 3 Dragon's Ascent one after another.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Probably the only Duodecim member that's not a rigid [[KnightTemplar templar]] for the Imperator's words or a [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]]. He's shown conversing casually with Noel and Makoto after the two betrayed NOL and gave tips to Bullet about entering Ikaruga and is described to be "more empathic to the people than the government." This is coming from the biggest badass of Duodecim families.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: On the receiving end in match intros with Amane Nishiki.
--> '''Kagura''': "Not another dude..."
* VicariouslyAmbitious: [[spoiler:Part of his plan of the coup d'etat is to install his master's son Homura as Imperator once he's done.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Him and Ragna form a strange... "friendship" in Chronophantasma. They initially got off on the wrong foot (read: Kagura imprisoned Ragna) and only worked together out of mutual gain, but over the course of the plot, grow quite a bit of respect for each other.
* WarIsHell: His reasoning for staging a coup. To him, the whole Ikaruga Civil War was pointless and just resulted in the deaths of innocent people and he wants to stop it from happening again.
* WifeBasherBasher: As noted under BerserkButton, hurting women in front of Kagura is not a smart thing to do.
* TheWorfEffect: In CF he gets beaten by Izanami and Azrael.
* XanatosSpeedChess: Kagura can play a sharp game if he knows who he's dealing with well enough. He manages to stall Makoto long enough to retrieve her by tipping Tsubaki off to her whereabouts, uses said incident to better gauge Tsubaki's [[DemonicPossession mental degeneration]], and repurpose his Azrael trap to ensnare her with Kokonoe's assistance using Ragna as bait for both. [[WhatAnIdiot Of course, the former might have been dampened if he bothered to tell Makoto what he knew about Tsubaki before she decided to run off.]] [[labelnote:*]]Key words being "might" and "dampened", since Izanami was using Takamagahara to intervene on Tsubaki's behalf, and Kagura's NOL branch was the only place shielded from such, so he still made the best of a bad situation either way.[[/labelnote]]
* XMeetsY: His playstyle, with a forward projectile and a rising strike on quick charges, the ability to eliminate charges with his Overdrive, and his constant stance switching, makes Kagura a combination of Ash Crimson from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' and Siegfried from ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur]]''.
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[[folder:Kokonoe]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:She's thinking of new "enhancements" to use.]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 155cm (5'1")
* Weight: 42kg
* Blood type: B
* Date of Birth: April 18
* Birthplace: Wadatsumi
* Hobbies: Collecting candy from around the world
* Likes: Ferrero Rocher chocolates
* Dislikes: Stereotypes
]

-->''Ars Magus? Hmph. Science is TRUE power!''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Chie Matsu'ura (Japanese) / Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (English)

-> Full name "Kokonoe Mercury". Tager's and formerly Litchi's superior. She's one of the top scientists at Sector Seven who pulled out Hakumen from the Boundary (though not "fully") and, when he flees, sends Tager to retrieve him. In the second game she's the one behind Lambda's "resurrection" and then commands her to do field work, and later [[spoiler:gives Ragna a new left arm after he loses his to save Mu.]] In the third game [[spoiler:she, again, is the one behind Celica's "resurrection". She also makes Minerva and assigns her as Celica's custodian.]] Aside from that, she becomes more active in the story as she now goes out of her lab.

-> She's Jubei and Nine's daughter, but for some reason she doesn't get along very well with Jubei. Despite her seemingly constant bitchy nature, she tends to act very [[MamaBear motherly]] towards her creations, and she sometimes goes a little... over-the-top with the upgrades she does to them if she's in a good mood, which is somewhat rare. She wants revenge on Terumi for what he did to her family.

-> In the vein of ''Teach Me, Miss Litchi!'' omakes, in the second game, she also has her own named 'Help Me, Miss Kokonoe!'' which you will find after getting a bad ending of each character's story mode, and she will tell you how to get the true ending (while lightly and not-so-lightly mocking the characters as well).

-> On September 11, 2013, Famitsu confirmed that Kokonoe, at long last, will finally become playable in the series proper as a DLC character. She fights using a wrench and hammer as her main weapons, but also uses an assortment of scientific tools such as freeze guns as well as her latent magic abilities. Her arcade play has her going around, having an "experiment" that she's going to perform on Terumi.

-> Her arcade playthrough is named ''Mad Scientist''. Her story playthrough is named ''Collision''.

-> Her Drive, '''Graviton''', lets her put a device on the arena that generates gravitational fields, that can either hold the opponent in place or repel them away, as well as controlling the direction which her fireball attacks go. Her Overdrive is '''Graviton Rage''', which reduces the amount of Graviton gauge consumed from her drive attacks. Her Drive used to utilize a special gauge above her super meter, but this was changed to a stock system in ''Extend'' for balancing purposes. She now has a set number of Gravitons she can call out at one time.

-> In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel is called '''Armament No.11 “Fullmetal Heavy Weapon Ver 2.05”''' where she first knocks the foe forward, then reveals multiple missile launchers which [[MacrossMissileMassacre fires a lot of missiles at the foe]]. Then, after the foe is bounced against the wall and flies towards her, she shocks them with electricity. Her Astral, '''Final Apocalypse No.99: Ultimate Impact''', has her grab the opponent and perform [[RapidFireFisticuffs a flurry of martial arts moves]], sending them flying into a summoning device which allows Kokonoe to bring down [[ColonyDrop a giant, flaming meteor]] [[DeathFromAbove from the sky to crush them]]. The entire area is destroyed, having become a field of cracked earth and boiling lava similar to the result of Azrael's Astral, while Kokonoe stands [[BadassArmFold with her arms crossed]] and [[DramaticWind her coat blowing in the wind]].
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* ACupAngst: As revealed in Noel's ''Help Me! Prof. Kokonoe!'' short, Kokonoe doesn't exactly react well to being pointed out as flat-chested.
-->'''Noel:''' Whenever I'm around Tsubaki or Makoto, or especially Miss Litchi, I always feel like I'm... the odd one out...\\
'''Kokonoe:''' ... What?\\
''(an arrow pops up, pointing at Kokonoe's chest)''\\
'''Noel:''' But when I'm with you, I feel like I belong!... It's like we're comrades-in-arms or something... It's... um... I feel like we share a special bond...\\
''({{beat}})''\\
'''Kokonoe:''' GET OUT OF HERE! ''(headbutts Noel off-stage)''
** Makoto's ''Help Me!'' session trips this again. And yet, Litchi's doesn't...
* AdjustingYourGlasses: By the rims, all the while striking a BadassArmFold pose.
* AllPowerfulBystander: Relius hints that she may even be just as powerful as Nine in terms of combat prowess, but she simply prefers to sit back and let Tager do all the fighting. ''Extend''[='s=] [=EX2=] story mode reveals she did in fact inherit her mother's powers, and was forced to use them to seal away a monster similar to the Black Beast when Relius forced her hand.
** Completely averted as of ''Chronophantasma'', since she will [[AscendedExtra become a playable character.]] Naturally, Ragna and Rachel find the need to lampshade how long Kokonoe's been sitting on the sidelines, Ragna asking if she can even fight and Rachel snarking about how Kokonoe finally came outside to play. [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Ouch, guys.]]
--> '''Rachel:''' "Oh! The little shut-in girl comes to play outside? [[TemptingFate Should I expect a meteor to fall?]]"
** {{Irony}}: Then her Astral DOES make a meteor fall.
* ArchEnemy: Terumi is this for her, because [[YouKilledMyFather he killed her mom and aunt.]]
* TheAtoner: She's made a lot of mistakes, and if nothing else, she intends to do right by their many victims. She isn't exactly feeling remorseful for everything she does, but all of them are for her good overall goal.
* {{Badass}}: Being the daughter of [[BattleCouple Jubei and Nine]], two of the Six Heroes, makes her this by default. But it's especially shown in her Arcade Mode where she manages to [[spoiler: ''beat [[InvincibleVillain Terumi]] in a fight!'']] Note that this was done with no magic powers nor Nox Nyctores. She did it with nothing but her gadgets and smarts.
* BadassArmFold: At the end of her Astral, also when she activates Overdrive.
* BadassBookworm: She ''is'' a scientist after all.
-->(''In her arcade mode, after winning against Bullet'') You can't judge a book by its yadda-yadda... You should know better if you're a mercenary, or you won't last very long.
* [[BadassLongcoat Badass Labcoat]]: Which resembles the garb of the Kaka clan, complete with HandHidingSleeves. (She doesn't hide her forearms, however.)
* BatterUp: Her Crush Trigger is a ''rocket-powered baseball bat.''
* BareYourMidriff: So much that you can see her thong.
* BerserkButton: She's got several, but a particularly big one seems to be Jubei. Tager notes that he mentioned him once, and Kokonoe was in a bad mood for a week.
** Likewise, when she found that [[spoiler:Relius had her evoke a larval ''Black Beast'' and sacrifice several of her own colleagues just so he could make a soul for Ignis]], she was irate... but it's only after she hears Tager's pained voice that she snaps and takes the matter in her own hands, despite extreme fatigue.
--> "Don't... underestimate me... ''human''."
* {{BFG}}: Pulls out a cannon for one of her air and ground normals.
* BigEater: Another common trait she shares with Tao...
** One of her win poses sees Kokonoe pulling out a bag of chips, like in her ''Help Me, Professor Kokonoe!'' segments, and munching away.
* BigRedButton: Her Mecha Tager DD has a platform with such a button appear near her, wherever she is (even in midair) which she then presses for the Mecha Tager to [[WaveMotionGun shoop the whoop]].
* BrilliantButLazy: She's a gifted scientist [[spoiler:and has some skill in magic that she inherited from her mother]] but prefers to sit on the sidelines and play MissionControl, leaving the field work to her subordinates like Tager. This trope even extends into gameplay. One of her battle intros has her playing on a handheld video game and one of her win poses has her pulling out a scooter and riding away while nonchalantly whistling.
* CatGirl: A literal example due to being half beastkin.
* CatsAreMean: Her usual temperament, but especially shown in the way she acts towards Hazama in his gag ending, especially when he starts sneezing due to his allergies to cats.
-->'''Kokonoe''': Hmmm. I have to say, I kind of like the way your voice sounds right now... Are you crying? Is this the result of a suppressed fight-or-flight response constricting your airway?\\
'''Hazama''': No, this is *sneeze* *sneeze* I'm just allergic to--*sneeze*\\
'''Kokonoe''': Allergic to cats? Oh, an antigen-antibody reaction. You're experiencing anaphylactic shock, huh?\\
'''Hazama''': Just stay right where you are, all right?! You're freaking me out!\\
'''Kokonoe''': Oh, you look so damn scared... Your face looks like a balloon, and you've got some sort of liquid oozing out of just about every hole in it... Ahaha! This is wonderful! Suffer some more! He he he...
* CatSmile: For obvious reasons.
* CombatStilettos
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Around the end of the story in Chronophantasma has [[spoiler:the decision to sacrifice Celica to activate the lynchpin. Kokonoe is the only one that is completely for it (though Kagura was on her side for a bit) instead of trying to think of a plan that doesn't involve sacrificing someone even though nobody else had any ideas and it needed to be activated ''immediately''.]] The game treats this as her crossing the Moral Event Horizon in spite of the fact that ''not'' doing it would lead to either worse measures[[note]]Unleashing her arsenal of nukes to eliminate the problem, which only ''may'' work[[/note]] being taken or would outright doom the world. Then Rachel shows up and says that she's wrong because of something not previously mentioned (and only ''very'' subtly foreshadowed) just to prove Kokonoe wrong. Even then, Kokonoe was heartily against using it seemingly out of spite because her 'The Ends Justify The Means' mindset was proven to be potentially unnecessary (as well as her pre established ItsAllAboutMe traits; getting shown up is not something she takes well).
* DeadpanSnarker: ''Constantly.'' She's almost on par with Rachel here.
* DisappearedDad: Maybe partially why Kokonoe hates Jubei.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Downplayed. She wears them, but she's constantly seen in official art with at least one off.
* DomainHolder: In ''Help Me, Professor Kokonoe'' shorts. She pretty much rules over the strange place it takes place in, and she also lampshades it. PlayedForLaughs of course.
* DownloadableContent: In the initial versions of Chronophantasma.
* DropTheHammer: One of her main weapons is a giant one with a [[ThisIsADrill drill]] on one end and [[RocketPoweredWeapon a rocket on the other]]. For bonus points, she summons it out of a literal {{Hammerspace}} portal and then throws it back in there when she's done with it.
* EmotionSuppression: At the end of her arcade mode, [[spoiler:she claims she rewired her brain so she doesn't feel hatred towards Terumi. It's not known whether she actually has done that or she's just messing with him.]]
-->'''Terumi:''' Aww c'mon! That was a pretty weak reaction, Grimalkin. You forget how to FEEL things while you were away for so long?
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She's disgusted by Relius Clover's treatment of Carl. Justified because [[NotSoDifferent she apparently has parental issues of her own.]]
-->''What you're doing...is no longer science.''
* EvilLaugh: Played for laughs in Tager's joke ending. She also has a variety of them in-game, especially during her Astral. Sometimes overlaps with NoblewomansLaugh in the Japanese dub.
* [[FieryRedhead Fiery Pinkhead]]: Inherited her mother's volatile temper. Like Nine, she ''does'' have a softer side, but good luck getting Kokonoe to show it.
* FigureItOutYourself: She says this for her advice for Tager in his HMPK segment. He lampshades it, saying that he's seen her giving more detailed advices before.
* FireIceLightning: Her specials include a gun which shoots {{Fireballs}}, a FreezeRay and a KillSat which shoots out electric lasers.
* FixedDamageAttack: Her Hiten Greed Climb DD does 1000 damage regardless of the damage scaling; it's viable to use it at the end of a long combo when other Distortions might do lesser damage due to the scaling.
* FourthWallMailSlot: She gets ''Help Me! Prof. Kokonoe!'' in the console version of ''Continuum Shift''. In there, she becomes a FourthWallObserver.
* GadgeteerGenius: Her fighting style incorporates several scientific devices, including a hammer, a wrench, gravity generators, and even [[FreezeRay freeze guns]]. Aside from that she's the one behind Tager and Lambda's (and later Ragna's) enhancements.
* GamerChick: One of her intro animations has her playing with a handheld gaming device, a couple of her quotes indicates she's really enjoying it.
--> "Wait wait wait! I'm at the good part! Can you make this quick?"
--> "Woah! Secret doors!"
--> "Yes... new high score..."
* GatlingGood: [[GunsAkimbo Double gatlings]] even better.
* GeniusSweetTooth: [[OralFixation She's often seen with a lollipop or other kind of sweet candy]] (even in the middle of battle, as ''CP'' will attest). Her lab is actually ''filled'' with them. This is yet another trait she got from Nine, who had quite the sweet tooth herself.
** The side material also states that one of her hobbies is collecting candy.
** She also has a weakness for Ferero Roche chocolates. In ''Loyalty'', she almost lets this slip to Tager when she sends him to get some parts from their contact (Makoto).
* GlassCannon: Kokonoe deals among the highest damage in the game, but she has a measly 10500 HP.
* GodzillaThreshold: [[spoiler: She has an entire bunker full of nukes she aims to use to blow Terumi skyhigh. She repurposes them for use against Take-Mikazuchi near the end of ''Chronophantasma'', though as of yet she hasn't launched them.]]
* GrappleMove: Her Astral is this.
* GrapplingHookPistol: She uses one as one of her normal moves. Although she only uses it to pull her foe's legs.
* GravityMaster: With her Drive. Also with her DD Jamming Dark where she summons a black hole. Also in-story, she once used her mother's spell "Infinite Gravity" to defeat a proto-Black Beast.
* HairDecorations: Ties up her hair in the back with a yellow ribbon.
* HairTriggerTemper: Just like her mom, she's quite easily agitated, especially if other people doesn't get what she's saying (which is a lot) or if you openly displease her.
* HalfHumanHybrid: With [[HumanMomNonhumanDad the "grimalkin" Jubei as her dad and the human Nine as her mom.]]
* HellishPupils: Well, she is a cat beastkin, so this is to be expected, plus she's aggressive and cranky, playing this very straight.
* HiddenDepths: While she's not good at showing it, she does care deeply for her pupils. For example, Litchi's ''Continuum Shift'' bad end has her [[spoiler:drop everything involving Sector Seven and Terumi simply so that she can prevent Litchi from succumbing to corruption from the Boundry]], and ''Chronophantasma'' reveals [[spoiler:she's placing herself under constant strain and at constant risk of being erased from existence just so that she can prevent Roy from suffering that very fate]].
* HikiKomori: She's rude, antisocial and prefers working in her lab. Although as of ''CP'' she's forced to go out.
%%* HotScientist:
* HumanPopsicle: Her Absolute Zero special has her use a Freeze Ray to freeze the foe solid.
* HypocriticalHumor: In Rachel's ''Help Me, Professor Kokonoe'' short, Kokonoe tells her to be a bit nicer (as she said, the "mean on the outside, nice on the inside" deal). Later Rachel pointed out that Koko's not really in the position to teach something like kindness, anyway.
** Then she counters it by saying that she's nice to her subordinates from time to time. (Tager comes out and says "Huh? You, nice? That's a scary thought.") Then Rachel says the same and Gii said [[GagEcho "Huh? You, nice? That's a scary thought."]]
* InsufferableGenius: She ''loves'' bragging about her intelligence as well as how science can beat magic. This is pretty much a mirror of Nine's trait: also a condescending genius, but in magic rather than science.
* {{Irony}}: Her Astral has her mock ars magus in favour of science. Then she uses magic to summon a meteor.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "watashi" to refer to herself and calls people with "omae".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She may be a hard-ass, but she genuinely cares for her subordinates. Even if she has to be dragged kicking and screaming to show it.
* KidWithTheRemoteControl: She is in possession of Tager's controls, making her a KidWithTheLeash as well.
** Lampshaded by Tager in one of his alternate endings, where she upgrades him to take on Bang Shishigami by turning him into '''[[Anime/GaoGaiGar SUPER GOLDEN TAGER!]]'''
** If Kokonoe defeats Tager, she uses her remote to open a portal beneath him, stating that "[[WeCanRebuildHim it's time for more upgrades]]".
*** That same remote also teleports Azrael away if she defeats him, too.
---> "Time to go back into your cage. Aaaand click."
* TheKindnapper: In ''CF'' Act 3, [[spoiler:She commands Makoto and Tager to take Noel to Kagura's custody so she can be safe from people who are after her life.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Science Fiction''
* MadScientist: She did build Tager as he is, plus any "enhancements" she puts on him are simply outrageous (and if she did put them on him, he never knew, which scares or embarrasses him when he finds out). She even has "designs" in mind for Hakumen, which seem to terrify him (and then there's her personality when she thinks loudly about it). Tager lampshades this, saying that she likes to put enhancements on interesting people; this leads to Noel being initially scared to enter her lab when she asks her to enter.
* MagicVersusScience: As her quote above states, she believes that science is the superior one. Kind of ironic, since her mother is the universe's TheArchmage who is the witch who taught humanity magic and is the World's Strongest Witch, not to mention [[spoiler: Kokonoe has powerful magical power on her own]]. Plus, she's a {{Youkai}}. Jubei admitted that he doesn't want or expect his child to follow in her parents' footsteps.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Kokono" is one of the ways the kanji for "nine" (九) is pronounced; her name is thus a reference to her mother's alias. Likewise "ko" (子) can mean "child" or "little", making her name mean "little Konoe" or "Konoe's child."
* MissionControl: To Tager and Lambda.
-->'''Kokonoe''' (''in Teach Me, Miss Litchi!''): C'mon, Tager. We have shit to do...\\
'''Kokonoe''': Lambda, retreat now.
* MotherlyScientist: She fusses over Lambda quite a bit, and tries to take the best care of her that she can. It's mostly the result of guilt about bringing her back as a weapon [[spoiler:and helping create the Murakumo Units]] in the first place. However, sometimes, it comes off making her look even worse.
* MultipleTailedBeast: She has 2 tails, courtesy of her father.
* NominalHero: She's highly unethical, extremely questionable in morality (especially the nukes she had, not to mention her disregards for the welfare of many others, ask Bullet), and pretty insufferable. The only thing that makes her qualify as a "hero" is because the opposition is someone as evil as Terumi. Even then, at best she'd be the TokenEvilTeammate.
* NotSoAboveItAll: In Tager's joke ending, she manages to match up with Bang in terms of hamminess.
* NotSoDifferent: In ''Teach Me, Ms. Litchi!'', Litchi notes that "[Kokonoe and Taokaka] are more alike than they seem. There's only a thin line between genius and... [[TheDitz Tao]]."
** In ''CS'', [[spoiler:Kokonoe herself wonders if she's that different from Arakune.]]
* NotWorthKilling: [[spoiler: After defeating Terumi in her arcade mode, he dares her to finish him off, but Kokonoe refuses, stating she won't kill him until she's sure she can destroy him completely.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Kokonoe looks like she could be in her mid-to-late twenties. In reality she's much, ''much'' older, with her mother killed by Terumi ninety years prior to the story's present day.
--> '''Makoto:''' ''*Refering to Kokonoe's breasts*'' They'll grow eventually!\\
'''Kokonoe:''' I'm way older than you, Makoto. Like, *if I HAD 'em they'd be down to my KNEES* old! So when's "eventually"!?
* OnceAnEpisode: from the first through the third games, each starts with her "reviving" someone from the Boundary to be used against Terumi: Hakumen, Lambda (more like Nu's soul in Lambda's body) and Celica in chronological order. They also are effective: Hakumen [[spoiler:outright killing Terumi]], Lambda giving her Idea Engine for Ragna to override Terumi's control of his Azure Grimoire, and Celica crippling his artificial body Hazama through vicinity.[[note]]It should be noted though that Kokonoe's exact purpose for Celica was to use her for fueling the Kushinada Lynchpin; it didn't come to pass.[[/note]]
* OneBulletAtATime: She can only deploy one Flame Cage, one Banishing Ray and one Graviton at a time.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: If her Astral Heat is any indication...
* PetTheDog: In Litchi's bad ending, [[spoiler:she runs her old colleague's clinic when Litchi's afflicted with a terminal disease, and aids in attempting to find a cure for her affliction.]] It's ambiguous just how much time has passed, so looked at in the right way, it may also mean that [[spoiler:she put her own desires for vengeance away to help one of the few friends she has in the world.]] Although, [[spoiler:it's probably too late to make any difference...]]
** Also has a few of these in her treatment of Lambda, perhaps the only character in the game who she ''never'' rants at and belittles. This seems to be a recurrent theme whenever someone gets hurt because her actions [[KickTheDog genuinely cross the line]].
** In the Continuum Shift extra story about Relius Clover, Kokonoe's interactions with Roy can give off this feeling. Though we already know how her treatment of the guy [[SanitySlippage turns out]] her insults seem to be mostly teasing, and it was really heartwarming when she thanked him for "not dying on her".
** In CP, in her Arcade story, she says sorry to Arakune for being unable to save him.
* PileBunker: Her throw sees Kokonoe ramming one of these ([[NothingUpMySleeve taken from out of her sleeve]]) into her opponent with enough force to make them rebound off of the far wall.
* PoorCommunicationKills: For all that she knows, she lets her ego (and in some cases, her temper) get in the way of explaining things to others, expecting others to take her word for it. Litchi's dilemma becomes progressively worse (Litchi losing her own cool doesn't help), Noel gets {{mindrape}}d, Ragna gets in trouble with Terumi, and [[spoiler:Izanami acting through]] Tsubaki almost bakes Makoto had Kagura not planned around both girls in situ - all thanks to Kokonoe not sharing her wisdom. That her usual response to being pushed to explain is to sic Tager on the offender doesn't help her case at all.
** WhatAnIdiot: Speaking of Makoto and Tager, rather than use him as a proxy to explain herself to the intrepid spy, she orders him to "restrain that idiot" and Noel. If she knew anything about Makoto, she'd know Tager would have let them go one way or another, since [A] restraining Makoto would give Noel the opportunity to escape and wind up imperiled and [B] Makoto would [[BerserkButton totally kick Tager's ass]] if he made a move on Noel, leading back to point A. [[labelnote:*]]Hilariously enough, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Tager choosing to restrain them]] [[HilarityEnsues leads to the gag reel instead]].[[/labelnote]]
** Lampshaded in Ragna's HMPK session.
* PowerFist: Shows off some boxing chops with her mechanical gauntlets, even being able to perform her own version of the [[VideoGame/FatalFury Buster]] [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Wolf]].
** One of her match intros has her working on one.
* PromotedToPlayable: And ''about frickin' time too!'' It took about two sequels and many "iterations" for her to become playable on top of being integral to the story.
* RetiredMonster: Kokonoe has a ''very'' shady past. [[spoiler:This lady was partially responsible for the creation of Arakune (through neglect) and even had a part (though unintentionally) in building up Relius' Ignis (that's his WIFE). But as of today, she's against Relius and Terumi, although she makes it clear that she's cranky and not very nice, nor having regrets of what she's done in the past. Tager eventually knew this, [[MyMasterRightOrWrong but placed his faith in her nonetheless]].]]
* TheReveal: Bit of a minor one considering everything else going on in the story, but in Chronophantasma she reveals that [[spoiler:one of the reasons Arakune is still around is because she is his Observer. She also reveals that Celica is a clone and isn't supposed to last long.]]
* RocketRide: Her air dash.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: If her defeated opponent is one she has to haul back to Sector Seven (Tager for more upgrades, Azrael to place him back in jail), Kokonoe pulls out a remote teleporter and sends them back while letting out a somewhat bored-sounding "Aaand click." Also, during one of her air normals, she'll yell out "pow pow pow" in an equally uninterested tone.
* SexyWalk: For some reason, despite looking incredibly bored by the entire prospect of actually fighting (see also: [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters K']]), Kokonoe's walking animation is this, complete with {{hair flip}}ping.
* [[HeWhoFightsMonsters She Who Fights Monsters]]: [[spoiler:If her plan of using Lambda to fight Terumi or the protagonists fighting Take-Mikazuchi fails, she has a backup... [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill many, MANY nuclear missiles]].]] That's just one of many.
* SignatureMove: Her Drive, as well as her Jamming Dark and Mecha/Golden Tager DD.
* SirSwearsALot: She is rather foul-mouthed, to the point of being the only character who gets [[CensoredForComedy bleeped]]. Even Ragna and Terumi, who between them have said just about every swear word in the book, have yet to manage that.
** The most notable time she gets bleeped is in Rachel's Gag Reel, when she talks about what she intended to do to Ragna after putting him to sleep with the sleeping pill in the candy she offered him. Interestingly, the bleeps that are put in are the names of Ragna's techniques.
--->'''Kokonoe''': Well, no reason not to tell you. First I intended to take his XXX ("Inferno Divider!") and put it in a XXX ("Carnage Scissors!"). Maybe a little XXX ("Gauntlet Hades!") too? My goodness, I can only imagine what his XXX ("Hell's Fang!") will XXX ("Dead Spike!")!\\
'''Noel''': Wh-wh-WHAT?! How could you stoop so low? That's totally unfair!
** Interestingly averted with her dialogue as a playable character, she's relatively clean mouthed. May be explained in her Arcade run; [[spoiler:as she has "rewired her brain" so as to not feel hate for Terumi, it might've calmed her mind considerably as well.]]
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: She's a gifted scientist and she has the glasses to show it.
* SpinAttack: She gains a new move in ''CF'' named Solid Wheel where she does this with her hammer.
* [[SquishyWizard Squishy Scientist]]: Teleportation, elemental attacks, and powerful weapons at her disposal, but all that time in the lab hasn't done her endurance any wonders. Like Terumi, ironically enough, she only has 10500 HP.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She can be very unpleasant with dealing with people, but she does show her softer side occasionally.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: She inherits gold eyes from her mother, Nine of the Ten Saints (though hers look more like a cat's). The supernaturalness is toned down, however, because she isn't too keen with magic (even if [[spoiler:she's able to use it]]).
* SweetTooth: She loves her catnip lollipops.
* TeamMom: Between her, Tager, and Lambda. Sorta plays this for Kagura's LaResitance group, she effectively puts Ragna on "time out" when they manage to capture him. She's definitely not as nice as other examples however.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Uses a portable teleporter similar to the device she used for Lambda to warp around the battlefield.
* ThemeNaming: Her move names start with "Armament No. (number)" and, at least in Japanese, followed by a Japanese name and then the equivalent English name (the former isn't used in the overseas version).
* ThisCannotBe: Her shocked reaction when she sees Relius again in his Gag Reel:
-->'''Relius''': Kokonoe, my dear, how long has it been?\\
'''Kokonoe''': ...?! Relius Clover?! Impossible! You're... you're supposed to be dead...!
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She says this to Hazama in his ''Continuum Shift'' arcade run before he fights Lambda.
-->'''Kokonoe''': I've just got one question to ask you. Why did you betray my mother? \\
'''Hazama''': "Betray?" C'mon, don't give me that. It's not like the Six Heroes were buddies... then the other day, I told the old man, "We're buddies, right?!" Hahahahaha!\\
'''Kokonoe''': You... you bastard! I'll never forgive you! Lambda! Kick the shit out of him!
* ThreeStrikeCombo: If she has 50 Heat or more, her Absolute Zero (where she freezes the opponent, then bombards them with gatling guns) will have one extra move that costs the Heat and dealing extra damage.
* TokenEvilTeammate: A {{Foil}} for Litchi in the NOL, Kokonoe is mostly self-serving and highly destructive, but on the good guy team, while Litchi, trying to help others and pacifistic unless necessary, is on the bad guy team. Unfortunately, Kokonoe's in a ''worse'' scale than Jin in this trope; at least Jin is making efforts to get rid of the "Token Evil" part, Kokonoe doesn't even bother to clean her questionable past and keeps adding more and more dirty laundries. [[spoiler:As of the ending of Chronophantasma she finally learns that Phantom is in fact her mother Nine. Whether this may cause her to change her ways is something only time will tell.]]
* ToughLove: While sometimes she can be a genuinely spoiled bitch, at times she shows some concerns over Roy, Litchi and especially Tager; the former two are rather stubborn (this, in fact, led to Arakune's condition and Litchi going out of Sector Seven to try to save him) so she acts like a stern mother would towards them. Though she doesn't do this towards Lambda and Celica (aside from telling the latter not to stray too far away if alone) because they otherwise pose no problems for her.
* {{Troll}}: In Chronophantasma, she claims that when fixing Ragna's arm, she planted a bomb in it that will explode if he's too far away from Celica. Near the end of the game, she reveals she was lying. Ragna's not too happy about it.
-->'''Ragna''': Dick move.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Relius in the extra story "that which is inherited". He opened the cauldron in the Sector Seven's lab, causing multiple personnels to have their souls sucked into it, which gives birth to a Black Beast-like being, forcing Kokonoe to use her mother's spell to subdue the monster. All so he can take the monster to power up Ignis.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: From but [[http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130327161722/blazblue/images/9/92/Ps410.png one picture of a young Kokonoe and her father]] from ''Phase Shift 4'' (and an offhand comment from Jubei about how great marriage and parenthood was before Kokonoe hit puberty) does one get the feeling that, while naturally sour, Kokonoe would've been far less rough around the edges if not for Terumi murdering her mother.
* TheUnfettered: She won't rest until Terumi is buried six feet under. As she puts it.
-->'''Kokonoe''': I'd do anything to kill you, Terumi, no matter how underhanded.
* UseYourHead: One of her normal moves. She has the initiative to put on a hard hat before she does it, too.
* WaveMotionGun: One of her DD summons a '''[[Memes/BlazBlue GIGANTIC TAGER]]''' that [[ChestBlaster shoops out of its chest.]] The Overdrive version turns it into '''[[GoldenSuperMode SUPER GOLDEN TAGER X]]'''. [[ChargedAttack If sufficiently charged]] (by rotating the stick after the command), it can be a OneHitKO, even if you barrier it.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Played straight and {{subverted|Trope}}. While she is extreme in her methods (nukes, anyone?), her end goal is Terumi's destruction... and yet the lion's share of her motivation is revenge for her mother's death, and she doesn't take well to the possibility of kill theft.
* WrenchWench: She designed Tager and all of his upgrades and maintained Lambda as well.
* WrenchWhack: Her other main weapon is a big wrench. She [[WeaponTwirling twirls it around]] in one of her win poses.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]
* {{Youkai}}: Well, half-youkai.
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[[folder:Yuuki Terumi]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 183 cm (6'0")
* Weight: 61 kg (134.5 lbs)
* Blood type: Unknown
* Date of Birth: Unknown
* Birthplace: Unknown
* Hobbies: Playing guitar
* Likes: Live music
* Dislikes: Rachel Alucard
]

-->''"Make sure you do your part...and '''SCREAM FOR ME!'''"''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuuichiNakamura (Japanese) / Creator/DougErholtz (English)

-> A former member of the Six Heroes and an entity occupying Hazama's body. Hazama's hair spikes up whenever Terumi decides to manifest, which is usually when facing Ragna, Rachel, or the other Six Heroes. In the games, he was the one behind Ragna's current state, and later masterminded the Ikaruga Civil War, with ends with him erasing part of Jin's memories after he killed the Ikaruga leader, Lord Tenjo. Terumi is now a separate playable character in ''Chronophantasma'' [[spoiler: due to Rachel and Trinity forcing him out of Hazama's body.]] He is a DLC character who became available shortly after the game launched. Those who pre-ordered the game or bought a copy of a first run edition receive a code to unlock him as a bonus.

-> His arcade playthrough is named ''Double Face''.

-> Terumi no longer has Ouroboros as his Drive, even though he still uses the twin knives as his weapons. His new Drive is called '''Force Eater''', and all of his Drive attacks have heavy meter gain, while the opponent gains none from being hit by them. His Overdrive is '''Nightmare Reaper''', which strengthens his Distortion Drives while allowing his Drive to actively steal meter from his opponent. He is described as "a character with more Distortion Drives than specials", which was later proven true upon the reveal that he has no less than SIX supers at his disposal.

-> In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel '''Jarakuen Gokusen''' has him doing an upward kick that launches the foe up. If it connects, he then creates a portal on the ground where a giant snake head made of darkness rise up and strikes the airborne opponent. His Astral, '''Kamigaeri: Orochizantō Reppūga/Unholy Wrath of the Basilisk''', has him throw two Ouroboros hooks into the ground, targeting the opponent's current location. If they connect, the opponent is ensnared by chains as Terumi opens a portal behind him, laughing maniacally as a stream of serpentine spirts flood out the portal and bombard the opponent. He then transforms into "Dark Susano'o", a shadow version of Hakumen with TronLines on certain areas of his armor, and slashes the opponent, erasing him from existence.
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Invoked and justified. Since Terumi is a ghost, he needs people to acknowledge his existence so he can continue to exist. Specifically he feeds off the hatred people have towards him and will continue to exist as long as people hate him. Thus, he will kick as many dogs and cross any lines in order to survive, [[ForTheEvulz and he enjoys every bit of it.]]
* AbstractEater: He can eat memories of other people and make them suffer LaserGuidedAmnesia. He has only done this on Jin twice so far.
* AnimalMotifs: Much like his "other" self, the snake. Even without a great reliance on Ouroboros, Terumi gets around this by using various moves that [[ShapingYourAttacks create snakes out of his signature green-and-black ghostly energy.]]
* AnimeHair: Has green spiky hair.
* ArchEnemy: Let's just say he's managed to get on everyone's shit-list (except Relius and Hazama), but particularly Ragna, Kokonoe, [[spoiler:and Nine]] have it the most for him. He also seems to have it out for Rachel the most for her meddling in his plans.
* ArmedLegs: He has knives hidden in his shoes.
* AscendedExtra: There were no hint of his existence in the present until the True Ending of ''CT'', as part of Hazama, and in the next game he starts making himself known. But it's not until ''CP'' where he gets to be himself, [[spoiler:separated from Hazama.]]
* ATasteOfHisOwnMedicine: Twice, he gets himself trolled by different people - the same bunch whose lives he ruined. The first by Kokonoe in ''CP'' who gets around his PowerOfHate by rewiring her brain to suppress her emotions. This allows her to soundly beat him, only for her to not finish him right then and there. The second by [[spoiler:Nine in ''CF''; while she does feel hatred for Terumi, she only trolls him by making him fight a "phantom" of her.]] Both claim that harming Terumi physically would be pointless and that they're going to find the right way to end his existence. He can't do anything but snark back at them for this.
* AttackAttackAttack: His playstyle.
* AxCrazy: Extreme emphasis on '''crazy'''. He even admits as much.
** Let's put it this way: He's the series' answer to TheJoker.
* {{Badass}}: Being one of the main baddies and once a part of the Six Heroes, this is a given.
* BadassBack: If you're lucky enough to not be on the receiving end of a stomping upon losing to him, he'll just juggle his knife a bit and swing his arm around to show off the incredibly stylish designs on his incredibly cool longcoat.
* BadassBoast: During his Astral.
-->'''Terumi:''' ''I'' am the one, '''TRUE''' Susano'o![[note]]"I'm Takehaya Susano'o no Mikoto" in Japanese.[[/note]] '''''DIE!'''''
-->'''Terumi:''' I'll show you... ''The'' '''TRUE''' ''EDGE OF GOD!''
* BadassLongcoat: Trades in Hazama's trademark coat and fedora for the stylish jacket he wore during the Dark War.
* BadBoss: [[spoiler:He's this to Hazama in ''Central Fiction''. Lampshaded as much by him:]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Hazama''']]: Yeah, I get it already. You're a serious slavedriver.
* TheBadGuyWins: During the events of ''Continuum Shift'', [[spoiler:he successfully hacks into Takamagahara when they're distracted at Ragna and Mu, allowing Izanami to take over them later.]]
* TheBattleDidntCount: After the boss fight with him in Hazama's body in ''CS'', he writes it off as just a warm up, even if you Perfect'd it and sealed the deal with an Astral Finish... [[SNKBoss Somehow]].
* BeatingADeadPlayer: One of his victory animations has him curbstomping the defeated opponent once in the head. Sometimes he stomps the opponent's head twice and kicks them off-screen. [[ArchEnemy Ragna]] gets ''ten'' extra stomps which ends with Terumi grinding his foot on Ragna's head, which carries over into ''Central Fiction'' though he kicks Ragna off screen this time. In Act 2, he just keeps stomping Ragna over and over, far more than ten times but taking the occasional break (likely to stop the Score Attack Glitch).
* BerserkButton: Rachel, even more so than usual. She's even listed as his "dislike" in his bio.
--> "Stop meddling in my '''shit'''!"\\
"I'm calling you off the stage, ''you damn vampire''!"
* BigBadDuumvirate: There were doubts at one point, but it's been confirmed; Terumi and Relius have been orchestrating everything since before the Dark War, though Terumi's more hands-on by comparison.
** DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Chronophantasma revealed that, while he and Relius were the ones to put Izanami to her high position, they're still leagues behind her; when the two have been defeated by our heroes, Izanami dismisses them and then takes over the whole EvilPlan.]]
* BlatantLies: Even if one takes into account the fact that he might be going full-throttle at SarcasmMode, his taunt, "I really hate bullying", really cannot be considered anything but the statement furthest from the truth he has ever made.
* BloodKnight: He makes no attempt at hiding how much he ''loves'' beating the shit out of his opponents.
--> '''Terumi:''' Stand up! I'm not satisfied yet!
* BouncingBattler: His ''Screeches of the Condemned'' Distortion Drive in a nutshell, finishing the job with a MeteorMove where he covers himself in his SicklyGreenGlow and ''dunks'' the opponent into the floor, dragon roar including and everything.
* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler:Due to his extensive knowledge of the Black Beast, he was enthralled by Nine into helping her and the others take it down. Suffice it to say he didn't take it well.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: See VillainousBreakdown. Some arcade endings have karma biting Terumi back, [[spoiler: with Story Mode (almost) killing him outright.]]
* TheBully: Really, most of his win quotes against characters sound like things you'd hear a childish schoolyard bully say. One notable example is his quote against Ragna.
-->'''Terumi:''' Not in this lifetime, or the next... or even the one after that will you be able to defeat me, little Raggy! Now die like the little bitch that you are! Hahahaha!
** And then there's his winquote against Arakune.
-->'''Terumi:''' You're filthy, you stink, ''and'' you're weak?! Remind me again, what's your purpose in life? Heh heh heh.
** And in case you thought only Hazama had [[FantasticRacism racism issues]]...
--> (re: Valkenhayn): "Oh, quit your barking and run on home to your master!"\\
--> (re: Makoto): "I think you'd make a good guinea pig. What do you say? You're all rodents after all, right? '''Right?'''"
* BurnTheOrphanage: He burned Celica's church, which houses her, Ragna and siblings, in the backstory. This is the catalyst for Ragna's DarkAndTroubledPast.
* CardCarryingVillain: While Hazama may have had a perpetual sense of condescending faux-innocence and two-timing, Terumi makes no bones about what an awful, sickening piece of work he is. In fact, he'll tell you himself. He LOVES making people miserable.
** Both {{justified|Trope}} ''and'' [[DoubleSubversion double subverted]]: Hatred of Terumi is what allows him to continue physically existing, so [[KickTheDog kicking the dog]] is a survival tactic for him. However, he also clearly enjoys what he does, [[LampshadeHanging and Makoto even calls him out for getting off on it in CS Arcade]].
---> '''Terumi''': "Okay, all right, fine! How about this reason? Seems as good as any. [[ForTheEvulz I do all the wonderful things I do because I want to see the miserable look on the faces of people like ''you'' when you're wallowing in despair, dismay, grief, frustration, misery...]] [[LaughablyEvil all sorts of other unpleasant nouns]]. At least misery is interesting."
** Taken to new heights in the ''Chronophantasma'' trailer.
---> ''"*laugh* Let the party begin! Now '''SUFFER'''! Struggle and kill each other to your heart's content! Let me see you dance to that wretched shriek! The Nemesis Horizon is about to open... *laugh*"''
* CastingAShadow: A carry over from Hazama.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Founded the Librarium ''and'' Sector Seven, and has been playing the two against each other all along.]]
** [[spoiler: The loss of the timeline resets he so despised actually ends up being his downfall in this regard, as he can no longer predict his opposition's every move.]]
* CleavageWindow: Male example, what with his unbuttoned shirt.
* CloseRangeCombatant: His only long-ranged attacks need 100 Heat (Screeches of the Condemned and his Astral), so for most of the time you'd be berserking on your enemy with his close range attacks.
* TheCoatsAreOff: Inverted, in one of his BattleIntro he has his coat slightly off, with his head fully exposed. Then he takes it on, and the fight starts.
* CombatPragmatist: While Hazama's style was graceful and somewhat martial arts inspired, Terumi's is far more barbaric and cruel, forgoing the flashy dance moves for roughneck brawling and savage knife techniques.
* TheCorrupter: He was one to Kazuma Kuvaru in the novels. Also to Litchi and Noel in the second game (although the latter escaped it eventually) and (partially) for Tsubaki as well.
** [[spoiler:Serves as one yet again to an amnesic Hazama in ''Central Fiction''.]]
* CounterAttack: His ''Venomous Bite'' is this. It's also very hard to see coming because the "counter pose" looks startlingly much like his regular walking animation [[note]]You can tell if it's the counter animation if he's spinning Ouroboros in one hand[[/note]] and doesn't have the super flash before opponent hits Terumi.
* CrazyPrepared: Deconstructed. Terumi is quite successful at first, but that's mainly because he has knowledge of every iteration of the time loop and continuum shift to fall back upon to set up his plans, and for little other reason. Strip him of that, and he becomes far less effective, [[spoiler: going so far as to almost seal his own doom.]]
* CurbStompBattle: For once has this turned on him in Kokonoe's ''CP'' arcade mode, where ''she'' beats him.
* DarkIsEvil: Even more blatant than Hazama.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: [[spoiler:Self-observation. Terumi is able to insert himself into any point in history across all timelines, meaning that whatever he does while using this technique is permanent and cannot be changed. However, once the user has finished permanently etching their mark on history, they become severely weakened and they slowly begin to fade from existence. Prior to Noel unwittingly observing him, he has to self-observe if he has to take over Hazama's body, and he also uses this in Ragna's past to influence Saya's mind. This is also how Terumi survived Hakumen's Time Killer technique, and he only has a week to find a new host body or he'll disappear.]]
* DashAttack: His Snakebite move.
* DeadlyLunge: His Gleaming Fang DD.
* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler:Hakumen slays Terumi with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Time Killer]], erasing Terumi from all traces of time. Barring some twisted miracle, he's ''never'' coming back. Though whether this trope will affect Hazama is ambiguous.]]
** [[spoiler: ''Central Fiction'' has revealed ''that twisted miracle came true''. Terumi had to fall back on his absolute last resort and return to self-observation like he was before Noel observed him to avoid Time Killer, but that doesn't change the fact that ''he survived''.]]
* DesignatedVictim: Ragna is his favorite dog to kick out of everyone. Because Ragna arguably has the largest amount of enmity towards him, Terumi seems to go out of his way sometimes towards provoking him and pissing him off. The most notable examples is when he shows up in story mode for no other reason than to just beat the shit out of him and his win pose is just repeatedly stomping his head in and screaming how weak he is.
* {{Determinator}}: He's described to be an invincible force of evil and will stop at nothing to get what he wants, [[spoiler:not even the Time Killer would end his existence.]]
* DiabolicalMastermind / EvilGenius: Responsible for creating the Black Beast and [[spoiler:the Azure Grimoire, corrupted Roy to become Arakune]], ''[[UpToEleven outsmarted a omnipotent supercomputer]]'', and manipulated almost the entire cast.
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:Nine used Mind Eater to bring him under her control. He manipulated Trinity into breaking the spell and Nine paid for it with her life... [[FateWorseThanDeath and possibly more than that]]]].
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: To Izanami, [[CoDragons with Relius]]]].
** DemotedToDragon: [[spoiler: He and Relius were hyped up to be the ultimate villains for the longest time... until ''Chronophantasma'' came along and revealed Izanami as the GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere who was the real villain all along.]]
** DragonWithAnAgenda: His goals somewhat differ from his boss, despite going along with the whole EvilPlan. See ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil below for details.
* DoubleEntendre: His intro against Noel. Whether is funny or creepy is up to you.
--> "Hey, little [[ArtificialHuman do]][[CuteClumsyGirl ll]]".
* DownloadableContent: Of the PreOrderBonus variety, although he'll be made available for those who didn't at a later date.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Well, you fight Terumi fair and square during Story Mode, but the issue is the death itself. There's no BigNO, no villainous rant, no SkywardScream, not even an animated cutscene. It's just... poof, he's dead. It's been fun. Don't come back.]]
** [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted in ''Central Fiction'' where he is revealed to be alive and well, observing himself as a last ditch effort to avoid the effects of Time-Killer.]]
* EmotionEater: He feeds on the hatred of others, mainly Ragna's.
* EnemiesEqualsGreatness: He needs people to hate him in order to stay in the world, as their hatred gives the same effect of an "observer" for him.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: As [[spoiler: Kokonoe's Arcade Mode]] demostrates, due to his ability to feed on hatred, he fully expects his opponent to hate him with every fiber of their being and tries his best to elicit this feeling. Being confronted by people who don't feel hate towards him confuses him. Thus, he genuinely shocked that she refuses to kill him, even moreso when she tells him she doesn't feel any hate towards him despite him murdering her mother. [[spoiler: She cheats though; she has stated that she "rewired her brain" to not feel hate towards him.]]
-->'''Terumi:''' You look your mother's killer in the face and don't feel anything?! Geez, and people call ''me'' crazy!
* EvilCounterpart: Terumi is basically Ragna if he went insane and gave in to his desire to destroy the world; same bad attitude, same foul mouth and they both have an Azure Grimoire. Also, their direct superiors are {{Evil Counterpart}}s to each other. Hell, his drive works basically as variation of Ragna's[[note]]Ragna's drive, Soul Eater, drains health from the opponent and adds it to his own while Terumi's Force Eater, does the same thing but with the opponent's heat instead[[/note]].
** As already alluded to by his backstory and Mu's title for him in ''CS'' (the Black Susano'o), his Astral makes him one, if only in aesthetics, to Hakumen, the White Susano'o and current user of the Susano'o Unit due to the fact that Terumi originally owned it.
* EvilFeelsGood: He really loves to make people suffer.
* EvilIsHammy: Even more than Hazama.
* EvilGloating: Why of course!
--> "Damn I'm strong!"
* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Nine, and later Takamagahara, learned the hard way that pure evil such as himself could not be so easily controlled.]]
** He's also on the "toying" part of this - [[spoiler: he and Relius installed Izanami, the friggin' ''Goddess of Death'' as the [[PuppetKing Puppet Queen]] and they think she'd follow through their deal. They found out the consequences the ''hard'' way.]]
* EvilLaugh: Bar none the most glorious example in the game.
* {{Expy}}:
** Terumi is the BlazBlue's [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]: a psychopathic villain with an EvilLaugh and green slicked back hair, wear a tuxedo, and they love torturing their enemies psychologically and/or physically.
** He can also be a counterpart to [[SelfDemonstrating/KefkaPalazzo another psychopathic clown]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Both are chaotic beings whose goals involve the destruction of the world, are the evilest beings in their franchise, and seeing despair as the sole truth of the world.
* FallenHero: Played with. Terumi was the last of the Six Heroes to join (thanks to [[spoiler:Nine's brainwashing]]) and betrayed the group after the war was over by killing two of its members. But he was '''far''' from heroic even before joining them.
* FantasticRacism: Really hates that "shitty vampire" Rachel, her pet "Old Yeller" (read: Valkenhayn), and those cats Jubei, Kokonoe and Taokaka. While he hates Makoto for a more practical reason, some of his comments to or about her, especially her Arcade ending in CS, seethe with this as well.
-->'''Makoto:''' Does screwing with peoples' lives get you off that- \\
'''Terumi:''' "Lives?!" *laugh* What are you, a drooling idiot?! Dolls don't have lives - they got jack-shit! ... Soul or not, if it was made by human hands, then obviously it was meant to be used as a tool by humans. I mean, seriously! ... Wait a second... I guess that would make beastkin tools too, huh? \\
'''Makoto:''' Shut the hell up! We were never tools, you stupid asshole!
* FauxAffablyEvil: ''{{Averted}}'' to hell and back. Hazama is Terumi's FauxAffablyEvil side. Terumi's the beast on the inside finally let out to play.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Though he doesn't seem to particularly care about his own looks, one still cannot ignore the fact that about half of his battles quotes revolve around beating into his opponent's head (at times literally) his own self-aggrandized opinion of how absolutely awesome he is.
* FingerlessGloves
* ForceAndFinesse: The force to Hazama's finesse - Terumi fights with a brutal, roughneck style of fighting fitting his sadism, gameplay-wise he plays pretty straightforward and very meter-reliant (with his drive named ''Force'' Eater to drive the point home, which helps with meter gain), while Hazama fights stylishly with his dance-esque moves and is suited with playing mind-games with confusing mix-ups and complex maneuvers with his Ouroboros.
* ForTheEvulz: It's revealed in ''CS'' story mode that this is his motivation behind everything he does. [[AchillesHeel And it's the only thing keeping him linked to this world.]] [[spoiler:That, and his revolving door of Observers and life-links. Y'know, [[CrazyPrepared just in case]]. Although he's mostly associated with revenge against the Master Unit.]]
* FromBadToWorse: No matter how bad things are already, Terumi will ''always'' try to make it worse. If there's even a remote chance he can ruin someone's life, he can and he will with sickening glee. It wasn't enough for him to [[spoiler:kill Celica]], he also cut Ragna's arm off and kidnapped his sister, Saya.
* GambitIndex: Practically all the major stuff on this list applies to Terumi in spades.
** BatmanGambit: His fight with Ragna. [[spoiler:After Ragna powers up the Azure Grimoire.]] He's banking heavily on the fact that if he loses [[spoiler:Ragna won't kill him because of his life link to Noel.]] And if that works he's still counting on [[spoiler:the Observers to be distracted for a brief instant so he can kill them all.]]
** ClockKing: Much of what Terumi knows about most of the cast is due to repeating "that worthless comedy show" so many times and seeing every possibility of the continuum shift. [[spoiler:Not only did Makoto refuse to play to his schedule, but being overreliant on Takamagahara's observations left him unable to adapt to reality after ''Continuum Shift'', leaving him in the dust regarding the plans of his opposition.]]
** GambitRoulette: It seems like he's playing this game, as his plans come together a little ''too'' perfectly and rely on the independent actions of over fifteen people. [[spoiler:Massively subverted. Thanks to the magic of Phantom, he's been able to observe every single possibility of every single timeline of the continuum shift. The reason he always seems to know what will happen is because ''he does''.]]
** OutGambitted: In ''Chronophantasma'', [[spoiler:by Izanami.]]
** ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler: How Terumi got inside Takamagahara to deliver Phantom's virus. He had Relius kill Hazama, who weakened from his fight with Ragna. Having already been life-linked to Noel (as Mu), Hazama would come back to life while Terumi was off disabling Takamagahara.]]
** XanatosSpeedChess: [[spoiler:Makoto's [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]] with Noel and Tsubaki was a potential [[SpannerInTheWorks boobytrap]] that could have violently imploded his plans for the two of them. To make certain she's out of the way, he patches a request to her indirectly (she doesn't trust him -- see DevilInPlainSight above) to get her as far away from Kagutsuchi as possible, and when she ''does'' come back midway through his plot, the first thing he tries to do when he catches her chatting with Jin is attempt to ''kill her''. Key word being "try" -- the attack is parried.]]
*** UriahGambit: [[spoiler:Said mission to get her away from Kagutsuchi involved a trip to the cauldron in Ibukido -- while he wanted her job to dead-end, choking on seithr or a cauldron timescrew is welcome, too. Put short, it ''backfired''.]]
* GeniusBruiser: He may look and act thuggish (especially during fights) but he's actually cunning and intelligent.
* GigglingVillain: Always, all of the time.
* GlassCannon: There is plenty of offensive potential for his attacks and Force Eater, but at 10500 HP he can't take much punishment. He actually has ''less'' health than Hazama. Justified in that if he had normal defenses with his Drive mechanics and huge amounts of offensive potential, he would be very, very broken.
** Furthermore, Terumi lacks many reliable reversals and defensive options, meaning the only way to play him [[AttackAttackAttack is to be as reckless as possible]].
** His Unlimited form subverts this, being one of the more resilient members of the cast. Furthermore, Hazama's health was nerfed in ''Chronophantasma 2.0''.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: His already creepy snake eyes shine out from under his hood.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Interesting take on this. The main reason Terumi so thoroughly traumatised Ragna as a child is because [[spoiler:he's essentially a ghost whose existence in the world isn't "fixed." Terumi ''needs'' people to acknowledge and recognise his existence in order to ''continue'' to exist. Ironically, the more that Ragna fixates on and hates Terumi, the stronger Terumi becomes. This problem is resolved at the end of ''Continuum Shift'' when Saya becomes the "Observer" of Terumi, essentially making her his anchor in the world.]]
* GoKartingWithBowser: He, like everyone else, appears in the Gag Reels with other characters. This includes his own, which has him starting his own band.
* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:Rachel and the Six Heroes were attempting to use Trinity's Muchorin to force Terumi's conciousness into the open so they could kill him directly. They not only end up doing that, but an unexpected side effect materlializes him into a seperate body of his own. This becomes a double-edged sword in ''Centralfiction'' where even though he's back under self-observation he has a body of his own and access to all of his power. But because of a special spell Trinity put on him, he can't merge with Hazama like he has with hosts in the past.]]
* GrappleMove: His Retaliating Fang special.
* GreenAndMean: Even more than Hazama.
* HairTriggerTemper: Whenever things don't go his way, he'll go into a breakdown and enraged tantrums.
* HateSink: Mori himself that he was supposed to lack any redeemable traits.
* HatesBeingTouched: His grapple cancel quotes give off this impression, and also gives the impression on how much humans or other creatures disgust him so much, showing off his gigantic ego.
** In ''Alter Memory'' episode 10, he becomes extremely violent after Noel and Makoto manage to land a couple of blows on him.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: And unlike Hazama, who mostly keeps this trope to himself with {{Stealth Insult}}s and condescending behavior, Terumi doesn't even attempt to hide his utter disgust for everyone around him.
* TheHeavy: Him and Relius in ''Continuum Shift'', going to as far back as the Dark War itself. Although Terumi has a far more active role before Relius shows up.
* HellishPupils: Snake-like eyes just like Hazama.
* HopeCrusher: He really loves to stomp on people's dreams.
* {{Hypocrite}}: VERY MUCH SO.
** As much as he claims to hate lies and that the world is nothing but lies, if it keeps his plans from being compromised, he will lie his ass off.
** Also in CS, he calls Kokonoe out for having bad language.
** [[spoiler: Hazama is an artificial body of Relius' design that Terumi is merged with, and the latter ejected himself from Susano'o to get out of being a servant of the Master Unit. He also mocks the Prime Fields, artificial humans "who has jack shit instead of souls" in front of Makoto, who by nature is an artificial human herself.]]
** He accuses Jin of being selfish. Yes, he's right, but coming from someone who thinks he's the greatest thing ever and a gigantic, unabashed bastard on his own, every semblance of meaning and point is lost.
** He refers to the Black Beast as a failed experiment on numerous occasions, detailing in Valkenhayn's CS Arcade ending "What good is a monster you can't control?" [[spoiler: He tried to recreate the experiment using himself in Ibukido, but the remnants in Saya's consciousness in Number Twelve wanted none of it. Take-Mikazuchi obliged and blew up the facility in response.]]
* TheHyena: UpToEleven, he laughs or giggles every two or three moves.
* IShallTauntYou: Notable in that it's actually possible to incorporate taunting into a combo in 1.1 by Rapid Canceling the new low version of Orochi Burensen at the right moment. In version 2.0, finishing an opponent with the move results in a special winpose where he says one of his taunt quotes while grinding the opponent's head into the dirt.
* IllKillYou: Whenever he activates his Overdrive. But really, Terumi tends to espouse this sentiment everytime he opens his mouth in-game.
* InsaneEqualsViolent: He's definitely mad (likely due to him being very tired of Amaterasu's time repeats) and is very, very violent.
* InTheHood: His Dark War-era costume, shown above, has this on his coat.
* InvincibleVillain: While he ''can'' be defeated, it's hard to figure out what can kill this guy. Even after Kokonoe defeated him [[spoiler:by controlling her emotions]], she still claims that she lacks the method of properly destroying him. [[spoiler:Hakumen's "Time Killer" does a pretty big number on him, but he still survived by Observing himself, although he only has a week to live before he can find a new host or he'll disappear completely.]]
* IronicDeath[=/=]KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Pseudo-meta example; Terumi always saw himself as the most interesting and awesome person in the world. His alleged death at the hands of Hakumen at the climax of Chronophantasma was seen by many of his fans as an extreme anticlimax, something that Terumi himself would have hated. Fortunately for him and unfortunately for the rest of the cast he cheated even that and survived.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Furthering this from Hazama, one of his winposes is [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicking the downed opponent]] and then punting them off screen so that he's the only one in the limelight. As always, he also thinks he's the greatest thing ever.
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Refers to himself with the ''extremely'' arrogant "Ore-sama." And calls virtually everyone with "temee".
* {{Jerkass}}: Imagine the most horrible person in human history, whoever you may think that is. Now multiply that by eleven and you have an inkling of how horrible Terumi is. He will admit, nay, blatantly ''flaunt'' the fact that he does not have a single redeemable trait. And he ''loves'' it.
* KickTheDog: It's just what he does. Played with mockingly whenever he wins against Ragna, who he has referred to before as "Puppy", where he proceeds to kick his corpse ''ten'' times before tell him how he sucks.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: A large percent of his winposes has him stomping on his defeated opponent. He even has both one special attack with which he violently stomps on a downed opponent as well as his own version of Hazama's ''The Serpent's Unholy Wrath''. His Astral can also hit downed opponent anywhere on the screen. For added bonus points, Terumi's is actually meant to be used on downed opponents.
* [[SwordDrag Knife Drag]]: Drags his knife across the ground while running.
* KnifeNut: Just like Hazama, with a pair of [[ButterflyKnife butterfly knives]].
* KnightOfCerebus: For the whole series. Though already pretty dark, ''Calamity Trigger'' started off pretty light-hearted, with copious amounts of humor. Once Terumi revealed himself, however, everything gets dead serious. And it continues up until [[spoiler:his near demise at Hakumen's hand in ''Chronophantasma.'' But when he survived in ''Central Fiction'', he's still dangerous as ever.]]
* KryptoniteFactor: As powerful as Terumi is, he (or rather, him in Hazama's body) just as helpless as Ragna in [[spoiler: Celica's]] presence due to their Azure Grimoires being shut down. [[spoiler: When Kokonoe lures him into a trap by using Ragna as bait and shows off Celica, he's practically begging Phantom to get him away from her.]]
* LargeHam: Hazama was already absurdly hammy when he got going. Terumi is in a perpetual state of [[NoIndoorVoice screaming at the top of his lungs]], giggling like a madman and shouting about how awesome he is and how much his opponent sucks. Special mention goes to his MotiveRant at the end of Episode 13.
--> How many years... [[TimeAbyss How many years?]] Oh, how many years I've waited. [[GroundhogDayLoop How many times has this been repeated?]] How many ''hundreds'' of times?! How many ''THOUSANDS''?! '''[[SerialEscalation ONE HUNDRED THOUSANDS?! MILLIONS?!]]''' '''''[[UpToEleven TRILLIONS?!]]''''' I've repeated this worthless comedy show more times than I can '''count'''! Hmhmhmhm... Yes... Just a little bit more... Just a bit more, and it will be within reach[[spoiler: - the lost [[VisualNovel/XBlaze "Embryo"]]]]. Once that's done, this shitty, worthless comedy show will end. Hatred will beget more hatred. War will beget more war. [[spoiler: The party will turn to heavenly disaster, and all of the dead souls will be invited to the Doomsday! And then...a new "[=BlazBlue=]" will be born.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: More so than Hazama.
* LastNameBasis: Is almost exclusively referenced by his surname, his given name only used as part of a FullNameUltimatum.
* LaughablyEvil: Due to his extreme ham, constant cackling and hilarious lines, it's kinda hard not to at least smile whenever Terumi is played.
* LaughingMad: Now that he's decided to come out and play, Terumi takes this trope [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven Million]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccP2ITompu8#t=7 Jesus Christ...]]
* LeanAndMean: Like Hazama, he's quite tall and slim, but Terumi's much meaner.
* LivingOnBorrowedTime: Quite literally. [[spoiler: Using self-observation, Terumi has essentially bookmarked the church incident with Ragna as a "save point". He reloaded his save state when Hakumen tried to erase his existence with Time Killer, but it left his existence unstable due to such a move being a DangerousForbiddenTechnique. Terumi now only has one week to find a host body to possess, or else he'll die. And unfortunately, two dilemmas have presented themselves: 1.) He can't fuse with Hazama anymore due to Trinity's magic, and 2.) Hazama [[BastardUnderstudy doesn't want to be his host anymore]].]]
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Fitting his sadistic nature, he ''loves'' to hear his enemies scream in pain.
-->'''Terumi:''' Make sure you do your part, and ''scream'' for me!
* {{Leitmotif}}: In the initial versions of ''Chronophantasma'', he had a remix of Unlimited Hazama's theme, ''Endless Despair''. In ''Chronophantasma Extend'' however, he gets a new theme titled ''Silent Scream''.
* ManaDrain: This is his Drive ability in a nutshell. It doesn't actually drain the opponent's Heat, though (but the opponent doesn't gain any Heat from blocking or getting hit by it, either), and good thing that is, considering the rate at which Terumi can gain Heat with Force Eater.
** As noted above, in Overdrive mode it actually DOES drain Heat, though... Be afraid, be ''very'' afraid. The Overdrive version of Serpent's Cursed Sting DD also does this.
* ManipulativeBastard: ''Phase Shift 4'' reveals the first major manipulation he ever did: [[spoiler:he tricks Trinity into killing Nine due to her love for Kazuma, little more than a fake body created just so Terumi could inhabit it. Then after he deals the finishing blow, he kills Trinity while she is shocked and shoves both of them into a Cauldron.]] Also see RunningBothSides below.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He and Relius are behind everything; it's not even worth putting a spoiler on. [[spoiler:Even Saya, who was abducted as a child by Terumi, and used by him and Relius as a "vessel." Inverted in Chronophantasma - they mistook Izanami pulling their strings for the reverse.]]
* MeaningfulName: Yuuki (幽鬼) can mean "ghost", which is what he is.
* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: If snared by Relius' Astral, a mirror placed behind Terumi shows his ghost form in its reflection, complete with the perpetually required SlasherSmile.
* MisanthropeSupreme: He shows contempt at pretty much everyone and believes everything in this world are lies. It's also the reason for his NoSocialSkills.
* TheNicknamer: Rachel is "Shitty Vampire", Valkenhayn is "Old Fart", Trinity Glassfille is "Four-Eyes", Ragna is "Little Puppy", Noel is "Little Doll", and so forth.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: His fighting style in a nutshell.
* NoSocialSkills: Played darkly. Unlike Hazama, who has a perpetual sense of condensendingly faux-gentlemanly behavior, Terumi curses constantly, insults and threatens everyone around him, has NoIndoorVoice, and doesn't utter a single line of dialogue that doesn't relate to hurting someone.
* NotWorthKilling: One of his winposes is to stomp on his defeated opponent before walking away.
* ObviouslyEvil: Let's see: [[CastingAShadow Powers of darkness?]] Check. [[ThePowerOfHate His existence being fueled by hate?]] Check.[[SnakesAreEvil Snake motifs?]] Check. SlasherSmile? Check. [[ForTheEvulz Commits acts of evil for fun?]] Check. [[LaughingMad Tendencies to laugh maniacally?]] Check. [[AxCrazy Dangerously psychopathic?]] Check. Yep, definitely a villain.
* OlderThanTheyLook: According to ''Phase 0'', [[spoiler:it's been well over 100 years.]] Also Hakumen's victory quote against him in Arcade mode indicates he has existed for quite a while. The quote can even be interpreted as saying Terumi has existed since the ''dawn of time''. Unlikely, yes, but he has been around. The fact that he's a ghost might have something to do with it.
* OmnicidalManiac: Emphasis on maniac.
* OneWingedAngel: His Astral, which has him take the form of an evil, shadow version of Hakumen, referencing the period of time he wore the Susano'o Unit.
* {{Orochi}}: Some of his moves in Japanese has this in their names. He's also a creator of one: the Black Beast.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: A psychopathic ghost that feeds on hatred and commits attrocites for his own [[ForTheEvulz twisted amusement]]. Sounds about right.
* {{Ouroboros}}: His Nox Nyctores, although he doesn't use it as much as Hazama does.
* OverarchingVillain: His villainous acts start since around 100 years ago and he's the one behind the Black Beast's rampage that shapes the current world as it is now.
* PowerEchoes: When assuming the form of the Black Susano'o for the finishing blow of his Astral. The English voice acting combines it with PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep.
--> "I am the ''true'' Susano'o! '''DIE!'''"
* PowerGlows: His end-of-match winpose (after Astral, that is[[note]]or after winning with timeout against enemies he would normally stomp on[[/note]]) has [[BattleAura an aura of Ouroboros energy surrounding him]] as he goes LaughingMad.
* ThePowerOfHate: He feeds off the hatred of others. Kokonoe's Arcade Mode slightly [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] this: The reason he's so strong in battle is beacuse he feeds off his opponent's hatred. The more his opponent hates him, the stronger he gets. Kokonoe counters this by rewiring her mind to not feel any emotions towards him. This ends up depriving him of the hatred to fuel his strength and thus, he's soundly beaten as a result.
%%* PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler:In his ''CF'' Act 3 ending, he ransacks Clavis Alucard's coffin, finding a strange cube-like artifact. Upon getting it, he promptly declares:]]
%%--> "In the name of Takehaya Susano'o... ''I’ll fucking destroy everything!!!''"
* PromotedToPlayable: Becomes playable in ''CP'' onward, separate from Hazama.
* PsychopathicManchild: He can be like an excited young kid when he's being sadistic towards someone, and then go into a tantrum when he doesn't get what he wants. His duplicitous but ultimately straightforward personality also helps.
* RapidfireFisticuffs: More like "Rapidfire Bitchslaps of Darkness" but one of his Drive moves is this. Also one of his Unlimited form's DD.
* Really700YearsOld: Like Rachel, he has his memories intact whenever a time loop occurs, and thus he has lived for a very long time. Although most of that time has him being sealed.
* RedBaron: The True Evil/The Black Susano'o
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to both Relius and Hazama's blue.
* RegeneratingMana: Unlimited Terumi in ''CP'' can regain Heat Gauge simply by moving around.
* ReminiscingAboutYourVictims: As part of his trolling routine, he does this occasionally. Such as in ''CF'', he talks smack about how throwing Trinity into the Boundary was one of the greatest time of his life, in front of Nine.
* RunningBothSides: [[spoiler:Terumi is revealed to be the founder of ''both'' NOL and Sector Seven, manipulating them for his own goals.]]
* {{Sadist}}: Most of Terumi's attacks revolve around treating his opponents like trash by stepping on them, pushing them away from [[ItsAllAboutMe his radiant self]] and relentlessly taunting them. Heck, it could be argued that the reason his moveset [[DeathOfAThousandCuts primarily consists of low damage multi-hit attacks]] is simply because he wants to see his enemy suffer as much as possible before he kills them.
* SatanicArchetype: Terumi's main goal is to cause ultimate chaos and despair throughout the world. He opposes the "god" of the world, Amaterasu, for this.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In his ''CF'' Arcade Act 2, he was at an disadvantage with Lambda, noticing she is from the outside of the Embryo and then he chooses to retreat.
* SealedEvilInACan: In the past, he gets sealed within the Boundary with Hakumen. Takamagahara then releases him so they can get his aid on destroying Amaterasu.
* SecretIdentity: On top of Hazama hiding his identity as the Traitor of the Six Heroes (Or at least, being a vessel for him), [[spoiler: [[WordOfGod Mori]] has recently revealed on an episode of ''Bururaji'' that Yuuki Terumi ''isn't Terumi's real name either''.]]
* SharingABody: With Hazama in the games, and Kazuma in the prequel novels. Terumi is a separate entity from Hazama; they just inhabit the same body (which is why they both have two different sets of story portraits).
** In the novels, he exploited it; [[spoiler:When Nine put a mind-control spell on him, he split his consciousness with Kazuma's, so that only Terumi is brainwashed while Kazuma isn't, which later comes in handy in fighting off the mind control.]]
** In the Six Heroes route of ''Chronophantasma'', [[spoiler:the remaining heroes along with Rachel and Celica drive him out of his Hazama body so that they can kill him directly, hence why the two are seperate playable characters now.]]
** Becomes even more prominent in ''Central Fiction'' wherein Hazama begins asserting himself as a more distinct and separate entity [[spoiler: that Terumi is in a mad rush to fuse with once more in order solidify his existence after eating Hakumen's Time-Killer last game.]]
* {{Shoryuken}}: His Divine Twin Blades DD, which somewhat resembles [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Rugal's Genocide Cutter]].
* SicklyGreenGlow: Roughly 90% of his attacks have it.
* SignatureMove: Many of his specials and DD can be this, but especially [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown his Cleaving Fang special and his Serpent's Laceration DD]], and to a lesser extent his other DD Gleaming Fang.
* SituationalDamageAttack: His DD Serpent's Cursed Sting normally uses 50 Heat, but if you have more, then the excess will be used up too to add to the damage; the more you have, the higher damage it deals. With 100 Heat and in Overdrive, it is potentially the strongest DD Terumi has.
* SirSwearsALot: Wouldn't be Terumi if he wasn't being as vulgar as possible!
--> '''Rachel''' (''during match intros''): [[LampshadeHanging "You are as vulgar as ever, Terumi."]]
* SixthRangerTraitor: Terumi was the last of the Six Heroes to join [[spoiler: due to Nine's brainwashing]], and the one who betrayed and killed two of their members.
* SlasherSmile[=/=]PsychoticSmirk: His face is permanently locked into one or the other, or a mix of the two.
* SmugSuper: There is nothing in all of existence Terumi loves more than himself. And he has the power to back up his TrashTalk.
* SnakesAreEvil: Duh.
* TheSociopath: People are just his stress toys, and he likes beating and humiliating those stress toys a lot.
* StayingAlive: [[spoiler:After being Time Killer'd by Hakumen, Terumi survived by Observing himself. However, [[LivingOnBorrowedTime he can only last about a week]] before needing to fuse with Hazama again.]]
-->'''Nine:''' I understand it. Even if burn or slice you here, it won't annihilate you. Even if I defeat you in your spiritual form, I cannot erase your existence because you're Yuuki Terumi. That's why I'll have you disappear when the timing is right and using the suitable method.
** [[spoiler:He even gets to taunt Hakumen in their ''CF'' match intro by telling the latter to kill him. Hakumen just tells him to shut up.]]
* StrawNihilist: Claims that the world is a lie and that he will show it the truth of "despair." He thinks that has a nice ring to it.
* StrikeMeDown: aside from the above, in Hakumen's CF arcade, Terumi screams at him to kill him as Terumi's at his weakest currently. [[spoiler:After the battle, however, Hakumen says that enough is enough, stops dealing with the "image" in front of him and cuts his way to Nine.]]
* SuicidebyCop: [[spoiler:In the end of CS, a beat-up Terumi tells Relius to kill his Hazama body so he (as a ghost) can infiltrate Takamagahara and disable them from within. Then he commands Ignis to crush his throat.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes
* {{Synchronization}}: [[spoiler:Despite being separate beings, when Hakumen uses Time Killer on Terumi, ''something'' happens to Hazama as well, though he doesn't disappear as Terumi did.]]
* TeethClenchedTeamwork:
** ''Phase 0'' reveals that [[spoiler:he used to work with Nine's father, Shuuichiro Ayatsuki, in their shared goal of destroying Amaterasu. Shuuichiro felt this way toward Terumi, being very worried by him.]]
** It later becomes apparent, through both ''Phase 0'' and ''The Wheel of Fortune'', that [[spoiler:the teeth clenching toward Relius is something of a put-on. The two work very well together behind the scenes, apparently being such evil bastards that ''it actually helps them get along''. Terumi is only annoyed at Relius if he's being interrupted when he's having his fun being a sadist.]]
** [[spoiler:Their battle quotes in Chronophantasma paint a different picture; each only saw the other as an ally of convenience, and secretly harbored hatred for the other. In fact, Relius' world and Terumi's were incompatible with Izanami's "world of death" as well as each other's, meaning that their alliances were going to crumble sooner or later. Izanami was in the better position by the end, and the rest is history.]]
* ThemeNaming: Like Hazama, all of his attacks except ''Screeches of the Condemmed'' and ''Divine Twin Blades'' are named after snakes and their attributes.
* ThisCannotBe: In Kokonoe's Arcade Mode, he's genuinely shocked when she manages to defeat him.
* ThreeStrikeCombo: His 6C and jump C moves are 3 attacks in one. His Snakebite special also has 3 parts. His Divine Twin Blades DD, if done in Overdrive, will add a third strike where he smashes the foe back down.
* TimeAbyss: He has lived since before the Dark War and possibly much longer than that.
* ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil: Terumi's ultimate goal, as stated above in the LargeHam entry, is to create a world where people will kill each other for his own amusement.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Within the Six Heroes.
* TooManyBelts: Or rather, [[{{Pun}} Two Many Belts]].
* TransformationSequence: In Kokonoe's ''CP'' arcade, he transforms from Hazama's form into his own form.
* TrashTalk: Whenever he's not talking about how amazing he is, he talks about how pathetic his opponent is instead. He even says "IDIOT!" on every back dash.
--> "I'm waiting for you to ''suck less''!"
--> "How many minutes would you last? Or should I say seconds?"
--> "You scared?"
--> "Sucks to be you!"
* ThirdActStupidity: [[spoiler: Turns out in ''Chronophantasma'' that living through 72.500 years of looped time can seriously get you stuck in old patterns and, much like a gamer who has always been relying on SaveScumming and Flow Charts to win, Terumi is unable to keep up the pace with everyone else once the ResetButton the GroundhogDayLoop provided him is gone and the TemporalParadox ridden timeline makes Phantom's observation spells useless.]]
* {{Troll}}: Just like normal Hazama, only a hundred times over. Trolling people is even his way to stay alive.
* UnblockableAttack: His Screeches Of The Condemned DD acts like a Crush Trigger in that the initial attack breaks normal guards, but can still be blocked with Barrier. Its Overdrive version, however, is fully unblockable.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Becomes this for Izanami]].
* UnexpectedCharacter: In the same vein as Izayoi, nobody ever suspected that ''Hazama'', of all people, would get a second form. That is, they didn't expect 1) Terumi being a different entity from Hazama all along, and 2) they're now separated into 2 bodies.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Part of what makes Terumi so rewarding (aside from his very fast paced rushdown style) is the sheer CatharsisFactor of playing the most evil son of a bitch in the whole game and beating opponents into submission with his brutal fighting style. [[EvilFeelsGood There's no feeling quite like winning a hard fought match, and then seeing Terumi kick the ever loving]] '''[[EvilFeelsGood SHIT]]''' [[EvilFeelsGood out of his battered victim as they lie helpless to do anything about it.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Happens ''three'' times over the course of ''Chronophantasma''.
** [[spoiler: After hearing Trinity's confessional in his own Arcade epilogue, he realizes that Trinity materialized him into the real world and into Ikaruga. Then Hazama pipes in and tells them that they have switched places. Realizing that Jubei can kill him after these arrangements, he curses out Trinity and Rachel over what transpired.]]
*** [[spoiler:Similarly, in Story Mode, Terumi freaks out when he realized that Trinity had materialized him into the real world which is only further exacerbated when he's cornered by [[WorldsStrongestMan Hakumen]], [[BadassGrandpa Jubei]], and [[PowerNullifier Celica]]. Had Phantom not arrived to rescue him, he would have been killed right then and there.]]
** [[spoiler:In Kokonoe's Arcade epilogue, After being soundly beaten by Kokonoe due to her rewiring her brain to not feel emotions toward him ([[ThePowerOfHate depriving him of the hatred to fuel his strength]]), he swears at her to finish him off, but she won't hear any of it until she knows for a fact that she can destroy him completely.]]
** [[spoiler:In Hazama's Arcade epilogue and in Story Mode, he is reduced to panicking and practically begs Phantom to teleport him away when Kokonoe reveals Celica, who's natural ability to nullify seithr causes his Azure Grimoire to shut down, rendering him powerless.]]
* VillainousValour: Technically many of the characters ''can'' actually defeat him. Hazama/Terumi is frequently pitted against characters who are equally strong or even stronger than he is, but he still manages to win due to his wits and cunning. [[spoiler:Hakumen (at full power) is far more powerful than he is, Ragna beats him at the end of ''CS'', Rachel was more powerful than him in ''CT'' and can still hold her own when he gets his strength back in ''CS'' (thanks to a stronger link to the world, and his Azure Grimoire), Jin nearly came close to beating him only for Hazama/Terumi to retreat at the last second, Makoto has been shown to be able to hold her own against him though she has no way of defeating him, Kokonoe in her CP Arcade mode is capable of beating him in a fight.]] If it wasn't for those [[GambitIndex gambits]], [[spoiler: his Azure Grimoire, his revolving door of Observers and life-links, and Phantom being his exit bus]], he probably wouldn't even be so successful.
** [[spoiler: Sure enough, this is proven true in ''Chronophantasma''. With the timeline resets stopped, Phantom's observation spells are rendered ineffective, thus stripping Hazama/Terumi of most of his ability to plan ahead and forcing him to think on his feet more often. Further, a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind series]] of [[LiteralSplitPersonality events]] orchestrated by Rachel and the Six Heroes forces Terumi himself in the flesh out of his Hazama body and into the physical world in corporeal form, while a collaboration between Makoto, Kagura, Jin and Noel end with Tsubaki free of the Mind Eater and him minus one [[OutGambitted Hakumen-proof shield]], especially since he wasn't even there to stop the latter case himself. The result? [[KilledOffForReal The serpent is beheaded]].]]
* WeaponTwirling: In some of his animations he twirls his knives a lot.
* WhyWontYouDie: Really, 90% of his battle quotes is him shouting for his opponent to just die.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Though most of it is obscured by his hood.
* WouldHitAGirl[=/=]WouldHurtAChild: Gender or age mean nothing to him; when someone needs beating, he'll do it equally brutally to anyone.
* YouGotSpunk: His winquote against Bullet.
-->'''Terumi:''' Oh, those eyes that burn with a passion for revenge. I actually kinda like em. Show me what you got! Kehehehe!
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler: Self-observation allowed Terumi to avoid Hakumen's Time Killer, but self-observation has been described by Rachel as an extremely crude and unreliable thing. As a result Terumi has a week before he fades away for good unless he can merge with Hazama again. On the other hand he still has access to his power [[note]]Self-observation is what Terumi used to attack Celica's church when Ragna was a child[[/note]] and is functionaly immortal like this to the point of taunting Hakumen with it in their match introduction.]]
** [[spoiler: Even worse for Terumi, Trinity's manifestation spell in ''CP'' keeps him from merging with Hazama, and Hazama not wanting to be his puppet anymore leading to him needing to find a new vessel. He happens to have his eye on the Susano'o Unit...]]
* ZergRush: His Astral starts with him summoning a lot of dark snakes this way.
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!!Introduced in Arcade Version Update 2.0 (''Chronophantasma Extend'')

[[folder:Celica A. Mercury]]
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[[caption-width-right:300: Whatever you do, [[NoSenseOfDirection don't give her a map.]]]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 160 cm
* Weight: 51 kg
* Blood type: A
* Date of Birth: September 8
* Birthplace: Kazamotsu
* Hobbies: Strolls
* Likes: Sister, family
* Dislikes: Nothing
]

-> '''Voiced by''': Creator/IoriNomizu (Japanese) / CarrieSavage (English)

-> Nine's younger sister and the Nun who raised Ragna, Jin and Saya at the church. She had brown hair in her youth, and was naturally gifted in the use of healing magic. She is the protagonist of the ''Phase Shift'' novels, and gets a major role later on in ''Chronophantasma''. Her initial purpose was to be used as the catalyst for [[FantasticNuke Kushinada's Lynchpin]] by her father, but was talked down from it by Ragna. Many years later, she is killed by Terumi when he attacked the Church. Kokonoe later seemingly "revived" her young self.

%%->Kokonoe salvages her soul from the boundary similarly to what she did to Hakumen and plans on using her to activate the Lynchpin once more.

-> Her arcade playthrough is named ''reason for being''.

-> On July 15, 2014 it was announced that Celica will be made a playable character on the 2.0 update to the arcade version of ''Chronophantasma''. Her Drive is '''Minerva''', a puppet in the same vein as Nirvana and Ignis created by Kokonoe for the purpose of protecting Celica that can continuously chain attacks together. Her Overdrive, '''Regelite''', regenerates her health and makes Minerva's attacks more powerful. In the fourth game, she gets an ability named '''Recover Cap''' where her attacks will make her gain a green bar that extends off her current health level. She can use the green bar to turn it into her HP or use it to power her specials. Her Overdrive in the fourth game makes her automatically gain the Recover Cap instead of auto-healing.

-> In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel is called '''Puech Vapeur''' where Minerva stuns the foe, then does a series of kicks before doing a drilling attack. Her Astral, '''Atout Rillettes''', has her heal the opponent to full health. Quite literally, in fact, as their life bar actually regenerates to 100%. Minerva then transforms into what appears to be a jet, flies into the sky at high speeds, then rams into the opponent, shoving them off of the stage.
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-> For info about her younger self, Imouto, see Characters/XBlazeLostMemories

* ActualPacifist: Since she dislikes violence and her primary form of magic is healing, Celica leaves the fighting to Minerva. In most of her attack animations, it's pretty much Minerva doing all of the moves and whatnot.
* ACupAngst: A slight example. She misunderstands one of Ragna's comments and starts talking about how she's normal sized and that bigger isn't always better. The root of this is likely related to her (much) curvier sister.
** In her Arcade win quote against [[HospitalHottie Litchi]], she asks Kokonoe for implants like hers to impress Ragna. She's no slouch in that department though, as her CF character art shows.
** She asks [[MsFanservice Makoto]] if there is truth to the [[BuxomIsBetter male preference for boobs]]. Not to say she isn't [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer entranced already]]...
---> ''"Whoa... they really are big... uhh... up close..."''
* AllJustADream: Her Arcade play happens entirely in her head while she's being "adjusted" by Kokonoe.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Admits that her feelings for Bloodedge were “kinda a one-sided thing.” She also shows some care for Ragna, but even after he [[spoiler:returns from the past]] he remains oblivious and the one sided nature of it is lampshaded in gag reels.
* AllLovingHero: Can easily get along with most people, and bears no grudge towards everyone. Her bio even listed "nothing" as her dislike.
* AscendedExtra: Probably the MostTriumphantExample in the series. She originally was an exclusive character to a series of novels that [[NoExportForYou never made it outside Japan]] and then she becomes a major character in the third game, before finally becoming a playable character.
* BackFromTheDead: Kokonoe brought her back in the third game. [[spoiler:Well, not exactly the dead Celica from Ragna's backstory, but [[CloningBlues a clone]] made by copying her soul that was trapped in the Boundary and then putting it in a copy body. She's called a "Chronophantasma" for this.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Makoto, both being BookDumb {{Genki Girl}}s probably helped them bond.
* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: In Naoto's ''CF'' arcade, he asks her for the whereabouts of "a blonde girl with rabbit-like ribbon". Not long after, he finds himself in another town while Celica is nowhere to be found.
* BookDumb: During the Sector Seven story, she confesses to Makoto that her grades weren't that good.
* ChargedAttack: Her Marteau Flan, Hache Rotir and Lance Quiche specials, as well as her Armure Sorbet DD can be charged by holding the button. In ''CF'', instead you charge them by attacking the foe and building a special gauge, which you use for the charged moves.
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: Is in this pose in her “Central Fiction” portrait.
* CuteClumsyGirl: A few of her moves have her tripping over.
* CuteWitch: In contrast to her [[HotWitch sister]].
* DashAttack: Her Lance Quiche special and Casque Veloute DD.
* DisappearedDad: In the novels, she's trying to find her father and confirming information surrounding him.
* DivingKick: One of her special moves, done along with Minerva.
* DramaticIrony: In her arcade play in ''CF'', [[spoiler:by contact with the Boundary, she sees a "memory" where child Ragna, Jin and "a girl who looks like Noel" are sitting alongside a nun who tends to them, all smiling happily; Celica wishes to be like that. That nun is actually Celica herself, but being a soul pulled from the past, she doesn't know that.]]
* EnergyBall: One of her special moves, done with Minerva.
* EveryoneHasStandards: For someone as nice as Celica, she insists in commentary that Azrael stop fighting, and is abnormally persistent in drilling Terumi for information on Nine's whereabouts. She even outright kicks Jin to stop his fight with Ragna (and goes to scold the two afterwards).
* GenkiGirl: She rivals Makoto in sheer energy.
* GloriousMotherRussia: She's Russian by birth.
* GoneToTheFuture: Due to being [[spoiler:the clone of the past Celica]], she's technically this. She clearly still remembers things in the past.
* GradualGrinder: Has fewer offensive options and lower health than the others to compensate for her healing abilities, so dragging matches to a timeout and healing at the last second is a standard tactic for her.
* HairDecorations: She ties her hair in the back with a red ribbon.
* HealingHands: Her Astral starts with doing this to her opponent. Her "round" winpose also has her do this. In story, she does this to multiple characters, mainly Ragna.
* HealThyself: Her DD Armure Sorbet is simply her recovering some health.
* HopeBringer: Kokonoe described her as such in her CPEX Arcade ending.
* HumanResources: [[spoiler:Shuichiro originally designed [[SoulPoweredEngine Kushinada's device]] to use her as its [[FantasticNuke Fantastic Warhead]]. Nine was not amused, and took her away before he could use it. Much later, Kokonoe intends to have Celica help her use it, even though it'll kill her soul slowly, she agrees with Kokonoe to sacrifice herself in order to use it in Chronophantasma]]. Ragna, Noel, and Kagura do not like this idea one bit once they find out.
* TheIdealist: Always believes in the goodness in everyone and bright-minded, only being sad if she believes another is.
* IWillWaitForYou: [[spoiler:After the Black Beast was slain, Celica watched over its remains and waited for the chance to see Ragna again. She ended up waiting about 80 years and when they do meet, Ragna is a child.]]
* JapanesePronouns: Calls herself with "watashi" and calls people with "anata".
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: Calls her sister "onee-chan".
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Crystal Forest''
* LifeEnergy: She has a kind of a special soul, with the ability to control the flow of life. Her healing magic is likely to be derived from this.
* LivingMacGuffin: She is one of the keys to activating Kushinada's lynchpin, due to her LifeEnergy above, which the lynchpin will feed off of to operate. Nine made the Nox Nyctores specifically so Celica doesn't have to sacrifice herself; when Kokonoe in the present attempted to persuade Celica to do it, Ragna, Noel and Kagura object to it.
* MarionetteMaster: ''Continuum Shift Extend'' reveals that she was Nirvana's previous master.
** When she reappears in ''Chronophantasma'', Kokonoe gives her a duplicate, Ex Machina: Minerva, as a replacement.
* MoralityPet: She is among the few characters that Ragna is actually comfortable being around, and he even tones down his attitude somewhat because of her. Also serves as one to [[GoodIsNotNice Hakumen]]. [[spoiler:He even teams up with Ragna because Celica asked him to. Makes sense since she's their adoptive mother technically.]] [[LittleMissSnarker Rachel]] is also fairly kind to her.
* NaiveEverygirl: Really gives off this vibe considering her sister points out how she's too trusting and that someone can take advantage of her because of it. She also wants everyone to be happy and get along with each other.
* NiceGirl: Joins Litchi, Makoto and Noel as among the kindest characters in the series.
* NoSenseOfDirection: She can get lost following a map on a straight road. One of her opening fight animations in Chronophantasma is her holding a map upside down. And then there's her gag reel...
* OlderThanTheyLook: She looks and acts like a girl in her mid teens but she's actually a young adult according to supplemental material. This is because her healing magic slows down her aging. It also explains how she looks like a middle aged woman after she becomes the caretaker for Ragna and his siblings despite being around for the Dark War about a century before that.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Ragna, Jin and Saya in the past.
* PerfectHealth: Due to her natural ability, she's unaffected by diseases and has never been sick.
* PillarOfLight: Her Unlimited self has Minerva firing off these in a wave (similar to [[MarvelVsCapcom Magneto's Magnetic Shockwave]]).
* PluckyGirl: Even against all of the tragedies and horrors in the world, she still keeps her positive outlook.
* PowerNullifier: [[spoiler:A natural ability she possesses. She can absorb and negate seithr unconsciously. In ''Chronophantasma'', Kokonoe put a limiter on her so that her mere presence wouldn't wreck the Ars Magus used in everyday life. However, Cauldrons and similar artifacts, like say, Azure Grimoires, are still affected, leaving Ragna's right eye and arm paralyzed when he's around her. Even Terumi is almost defenseless in her presence because his Hazama body is made out of Azure Grimoire and can only beg Phantom to get him the hell out of there. By the end of ''Chronophantasma'' Kokonoe has upgraded Ragna's Idea Engine to be immune to Celica's power, allowing him to fight at full power even with her around.]]
* PromotedToPlayable: Added as a new character to "Chronophantasma 2.0"
* {{Protectorate}}: She asks Ragna, who was kind of going through an existential crisis at the moment, to protect her if he wants a purpose in life. Ragna doesn't really understand, but agrees.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: One of her specials turn Minerva into a jet plane and then she flies towards the opponent. Also done in two of her Distortion Drives; one as her normal self and one as her Unlimited self. Both involves Minerva ramming back and forth towards the opponent.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to her sister's red.
* RegeneratingHealth: Her Overdrive has her health bar regenerate over time.
* RobotBuddy[=/=]RobotGirl: Minerva.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Bloodedge. [[spoiler:As of ''Chronophantasma'', this extends to present-day Ragna.]]
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: She wears the Ishana school of magic's uniform at all times.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler: Nine believed that Celica merging with the Lynchpin in order to attack the Black Beast would lead to this, due to the Lynchpin only disabling seithr instead of destroying it. The entire reason Nine created the Rettenjou (and the other Nox Nyctores) was so that this sacrifice would never be necessary. To her credit, thanks to Lord Tenjo Amanohokosaka's sacrifice, it worked.]]
* ShipTease: With Ragna. [[spoiler: After his "death" after the Dark War (actually just returning to his own time) she refuses to get married and tells her sister that waiting for him is her happiness.]]
** In one of the Gag Reels, she is unaffected by the Spectacles of Eros, which Ragna has been lumbered with ''again''; i.e. she truly loves him. She even flat out says it with no issues. Notable since while Ragna gets irritated by every girl saying "I love you" to him while under the spectacle's influence, he instead gets flustered when Celica did the same to him - which sparks every other girls' anger (aside from Rachel who's similarly unaffected).
* {{Shoryuken}}: One of her special moves, done with Minerva.
* {{Shotoclone}}: Fitting for a character designed to be "easy to use", she comes with a fireball move, an uppercut move and a rushing move.
* SingleTargetSexuality; Every instance of Celica is singularly interested in Ragna. She even turns down Kagura's attempts to part her from him on multiple occasions, even in her intro with him in ''CPX''.
* SkillGateCharacter: Was created with this in mind and confirmed by WordOfGod.
* SpamAttack: Her Casque Veloute DD has Minerva rushing towards the opponent. If it hits, then she proceeds to deliver such a brutal beatdown that the view is obscured, with only the aftermath being shown.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Frequently rendered as Caelica.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Part of the reason why she's such a divisive character (at least in [[AmericansHateTingle America]] anyway) is how much of ''Chronophantasma's'' story is devoted to her. She appears in all three routes for one reason or another, and plays a far larger role than anyone in Ragna's character arc. Like Kagura (see his section), this gets lampshaded in one extra scenario in the PS Vita version.
* SupportingProtagonist: She's mostly this in the Phase 0 and Phase Shift 4. The story often involves the tribulations of other people (notably Bloodedge and Six Heroes) as seen through her.
* TakeMyHand: She does this in the ''CF'' story [[spoiler:to Ragna, who fell into a Cauldron, but she doesn't succeed. Though then Nine reveals that that isn't the real Ragna, but an illusion born from her thoughts.]]
* TelescopingRobot[=/=]TransformingMecha: Minerva can transform parts of herself into various weapons, and she can also become a fighter jet plane. She's much more flexible than Nirvana or Ignis overall.
* ThemeNaming: All of her special attacks are named after a combination of [[EdibleThemeNaming food]] + [[ArmsAndArmorThemeNaming various weapons]], in GratuitousFrench.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Unlike quite a bit of the cast, Celica has no killing intent whatsoever. So instead she orders Minerva to fly the opponent off of the stage in her Astral, but not before restoring their HP to 100%.
* ThreeStrikeCombo: Her Drive moves are chains of 3 attacks.
* TokenWholesome: DangerouslyShortSkirt aside, she shows little to no skin. Her clothes are also among the most mundane in the game.
* WaveMotionGun: Her Sabre Anglaise DD has Minerva form a big cannon to shoot a straight laser forward.
* WhiteMage: Naturally gifted with healing magic.
* WhiteSheep: To the Mercury family, Celica is the only one who is not a {{Jerkass}} and has no morally questionable personality traits to speak of compared to her sister, niece, and father.
* WomanChild: She retains most of her quirks even as a nun, including her terrible sense of direction. This meant that Ragna was the one taking care of her, Jin, and Saya whenever they went out together.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: In ''Chronophantasma'' [[spoiler: because Celica can't turn her ability to absorb seithr power off, her ability is slowly pushing her artificial body to the limit giving her about a month to live. And even if there wasn't that much seithr around Kokonoe estimates she only has six months at best which is why she's okay with using her as the activation mechanism for Kushinada's Linchpin. Ragna is ''infuriated'' when he learns this.]]
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