''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 were introduced in ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift'' and ''[=BlazBlue=]: Continuum Shift II''. Voice actors are listed as Japanese/English.

It may also contain '''unmarked spoilers'''. You may wish to finish both game's story modes before reading. Go [[Characters/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger here]] for characters introduced in ''Calamity Trigger'', [[Characters/BlazBlueChronophantasma here]] for characters introduced in ''Chronophantasma'', 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 art that is linked here (Canon or Fanon) may be [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]. Some also contain spoilers.
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!!Introduced in ''Continuum Shift (Arcade Version)''
[[folder:Lambda-11]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:The Mechanical Soul]]

--> ''"O' silver blade forged in the depths of the beyond, hear my summons and purge those who stand in my way. Lay waste."''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanakoKondo / Creator/CristinaValenzuela

-> After Nu's apparent death, Kokonoe has Tager salvage the 11th Murakumo Unit from Ikaruga, and then plucks Nu's soul from the Boundary, erases her memories, and implants her within her predecessor's body. She is now completely subservient to Kokonoe and is used as another tool in her plan to get revenge on Terumi. As she inhabits the body of her predecessor, she is not the juggernaut she was before. This is manifested gameplay-wise in the form of loads of balance changes.

-> In her story, it is shown that the original Lambda was tortured cruelly in order to mold her into the weapon that she was meant to be. She grew to resent the scientists working on her because they treated her as little more than a machine. She could only plead for them to stop in her mind, however, for her predecessors and herself had no ability to communicate until Nu-13 was created. In her canon path and the True Ending, Nu's soul surfaces from within her, and sacrifices herself to save Ragna from Terumi's assault. Her last words are that she will forever be by Ragna's side as she gives him the power of her Idea Engine. In TheStinger of the True Ending, Hazama and Relius are seen at a cauldron, where it is said that Nu's body is "reforming", even though her soul is dead.

-> However on July 15th, 2014 it was announced that Lambda will be returning as a playable character in the Japanese arcades. However, whether this extends to the story remains to be seen. [[spoiler:Her Arcade playthrough takes place shortly after the end of the story, in which she's being amnesiac and meets Noel and Rachel who are trying to help her regain her sense of self. In the end, she slowly gets them and sets her sight on finding Ragna.]]

-> Her Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: ''The Numbers'' and ''Departure''. Her story mode playthrough in the second game is named ''lacrima No-11''.

-> Lambda returns as a playable character in an arcade update to ''Chronophantasma'' on October 9, 2014. She will be based on Nu-13's current Luna Form stance. To further differentiate herself from Nu, the swords that Lambda summons are brand-new and she has a green, ethereal aura surrounding her. Her Drive has been renamed '''Sword Summoner II''', and her Astral is the same as Nu-13's. Her Overdrive, '''Elysium''', increases the size and damage of her Drive attacks and grants them new properties.

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* AndIMustScream: Poor, poor Lambda... The original one, that is. We see what her life was like before she died, and it makes her younger sisters look positively blessed by comparison.
** It doesn't get much better after Kokonoe revives her. Lambda's worst fear- and primary source of trauma- was being treated like a doll instead of an actual being that could think and feel. This is exactly what Kokonoe does to her, effectively mercy-killing the last remnants of Lambda by erasing her memories, and Lambda was aware but unable to say or do anything to prevent it.
* BackFromTheDead: Returns in ''Chronophantasma Extend''.
* BattleAura: In ''CPEX'' she's constantly being enveloped in a green aura for some reason.
* BecomeYourWeapon: She's normally separated from her weapon. In order to access her battle form, she merges with it.
* {{BFS}}: Much like her sisters, the Murakumo. Although what she has in an imitation by Kokonoe. Nevertheless, she can still summon one in her Calamity Sword DD and Astral Heat. Her Overdrive can also turn her Drive swords into these.
* BlankSlate: Kokonoe ''was'' going to bring her back with the memories, but when Lambda started to have a [[FreakOut complete breakdown]] upon reliving her [[AndIMustScream past experiences]], she was forced to erase them to spare her the pain. [[spoiler: She slowly gets better, especially when Nu's memories start to come back.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Her opening scene from her Continuum Shift path has her painfully experimented on and begging for the pain to stop. And that's only the start of her problems...
* CallBack: Lambda's commentary with Makoto in ''Chronophantasma'' causes her to glitch out and recall her "gag reel" from ''Continuum Shift''.
-->''"Squirrel beastkin. Incoming memories from separate phenomenon. Ta-ta...?"''
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She was originally just a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Nu and didn't really have any distinct traits of her own. But ever since her appearance in the [[Anine/BlazblueAlterMemory anime]], she's been given more distinct traits, being more like a curious child compared to Nu's more aggressive nature.
* ChekhovsGunman: Offhandedly mentioned in ''Calamity Trigger'''s Story Mode opening.
* CloningBlues: Just like Nu and Noel.
* CyberCyclops: Only when she dons her facial mask tho, unlike Nu she has use of both her eyes without it.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Not very dark but her chibi-fied self appearing in her "Help me, Professor Kokonoe"-segment has noticable darker skin than the other characters. Her portrait and game sprites have bright skin though.
* DashAttack: Her Act Parcer Zwei moves that ends with different attacks per version.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Originally designed as a rebalanced PaletteSwap of Nu, her appearance in the ''Chronophantasma Extend'' update has seen her fighting style change to be more aggressive.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Her joke ending, which ends with the pet insect she adopted being thrown in the trash by an unknowing Kokonoe. Possibly the only ''depressing'' Gag Reel in the game.]]
* EmptyShell: Kokonoe calls her as such in her story mode. [[spoiler:But is she really...?]]
* EnemyWithin: In Lambda's Story Mode, she's occasionally plagued by Nu-13's conscience inside her. [[spoiler:And due to some [[AWizardDidIt magical heebie-jeebies]] by Hazama and Phantom, she is forced to fight against Nu in the climax.]]
* FlawedPrototype: Though her decrepit, cobbled-together state probably doesn't help, either.
* FlyingWeapon[=/=]RazorWings: Same deal as Nu's.
* FragileSpeedster[=/=]GlassCannon: She has fast dashes, and she can dish out some good damage without using her Distortion moves, as well as having a solid corner pressure, but only has 10,000 health.
* GloriousMotherRussia: Where she was built, and later rediscovered.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:She dies with a smile on her face after saving Ragna.]]
* GratuitousGerman: When you're comboing with her swords, she counts the hits in German for no apparent reason.
--> ''"Eins, Zwei, Drei, Vier, Fünf, Sechs, Sieben,..."''
* GravityMaster: Her Gravity Seed special puts a gravity circle at a certain point on the floor. She can't spam it as easily as Nu, however, as she needs a gauge to charge first (like Tager's Spark Bolt gauge).
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: At the very end Nu's soul resurfaces, she regains her memories, and takes not one, but two killing blows from Terumi's Ouroboros to the back that were meant for Ragna. She then gives Ragna the power from her Idea Engine to unlock his Azure Grimoire allowing him to defeat Terumi and turn Mu back into Noel shortly after. Parts from Lambda's regeneration chamber are later used to make Ragna's new left arm.]]
* HomingProjectile: The new version of Calamity Sword in CP automatically targets the opponent's position.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: At least, the ones who created Lambda and the other Murakumo units certainly were.
* IdentityAmnesia: [[spoiler: Has no memory of who or what she is in ''Chronophantasma Extend''. Rachel and Noel help her regain her memories so that she can be truly reborn into the world.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Awakening the Chaos'', notably she keeps this as her theme when she's brought back in ''Chronophantasma Extend'' while Nu has its remix as her theme.
* MachineMonotone: As is the standard for the Murakumo Units.
* PickYourHumanHalf: Of the "looks human, acts robotic" type.
* RapunzelHair: If we were to unbraid that ponytail of hers, her hair would easily clear her knees.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Whenever she's without her visor, she's shown to have these. It's subverted tho, because her personality is probably the least aggressive of all of the Murakumo Units.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Not her, but the insectoid pet she gets in her gag reel.
* RoboSpeak: Even more than Nu-13.
* RobotGirl
* SignatureMove: Much like Nu-13, her Drive moves and Legacy Edge.
* StormOfBlades: Much like Nu-13.
* VocalEvolution: After her appearance in the Anime, her voice has changed somewhat to differentiate her from her sisters. Lambda speech is more softspoken and subtler compared to Nu's higher pitched {{Yandere}} voice and Noel's(as Mu) more confident and authoritative tone.
* WhiteSheep: Of the Murakumo Units. She is by far the least dangerous of them[[note]]At least until Noel gains control of hers[[/note]], only attacking on the orders of Kokonoe and even sacrifices herself to protect Ragna. And unlike her younger sister, she's not a {{Yandere}} around the guy either.
* YankTheDogsChain: Lambda's "bad" ending after losing a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind leaves her alone in a hallucinated space. Suddenly, an image of Ragna appears, tells her she did well and Kokonoe is proud of her, and they can both rest now. Lambda is overjoyed to see him, and happily lies down to take a nap with her beloved Ragna. When Kokonoe re-establishes contact with her body, Lambda is lying in a garden staring up at the sky, her mind shattered... but a smile on her face.
** [[spoiler: Her joke ending also has her clumsily become friends with Makoto and explore a few minute facets of individuality... it lasts up until Kokonoe drops Lambda's pet insect down the waste disposal by accident.]]
* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Number 11]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: As with the other Murakumos, she's much younger than she looks, with her current body being, at most, seven years old.
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[[folder:Tsubaki Yayoi]]
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[[caption-width-right:280:Cue "Music/RideOfTheValkyries".]]

--> ''"White feathers for innocence, black feathers for darkest sin. We are the messengers and hammers of God, come to deliver righteous justice. Let sinners be punished! Let justice be done!"''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiImai / Creator/JulieAnnTaylor

-> A fellow classmate of Jin, Noel, and Makoto from the Academy. Tsubaki comes from the noble Yayoi family. She's also Jin's childhood friend and has harboured a secret crush on him since they were young. After graduation, she served under the Zero Squadron/Wings of Justice, whose duty is to punish those who rebel against NOL. After the True Ending of the first game she was given orders by Hazama to execute Jin and Noel [[HeKnowsTooMuch for knowing about his plans]]. And so she is sent out to Kagutsuchi to accomplish her mission, armed with an Armagus called Izayoi which steals light and uses it as a weapon.

-> Her canon path reveals much of her family's history. The Yayoi family is one of the oldest members of the Duodecim - the twelve noble families who helped form the original NOL. Her house and the Kisaragi house, which Jin belongs to, have very close relations with one another. Both families are quite famous, but also infamous within the NOL. Both families have very strange ethics, which causes them to be seen disdainfully in the eyes of the other families. In the Kisaragi's case, they take in children from all around the world due to their talents, and are seen as mercenaries. In the Yayoi's case, however, they are the opposite - family is the most important thing. So important, in fact, that when children began exhibiting weaker ars magus aptitude were born, members started resorting to incest and inbreeding in the mad delusion they would get stronger. Tsubaki is not the first-born child of her family - she is the first ''to survive''. The day she met Jin, however, was like meeting a long-lost relative to her, and the two became close friends throughout their childhood.

-> All of the events within Tsubaki's story are actually alternate possibilities of the Continuum Shift. Her fate, however, is revealed through Noel, Jin, and Hazama's canon stories. After Noel defeats her, she agrees to hide the fact she failed to kill her, but Hazama anticipates this and instead manipulates her feelings for Jin. He tells Tsubaki that Noel is not supposed to exist in this world, and makes her believe that she is stealing Jin away from her. She is suddenly struck from behind by some unknown force, later revealed to be Phantom using the spell "Mind Eater", which allows the user to control one's actions while the victim is fully aware of it. Hazama uses this as an "insurance policy" in her encounter with Jin, where she confesses her real feelings for him. When Jin rejects her plea to go back, Tsubaki is controlled to utilize more of Izayoi's power, which transforms her attire from white to black, and turns her eyes red. She is defeated by Jin, but Phantom teleports her away and she ends up defending Hakumen and Jin's attack on the Imperator's group in the True Ending. Tsubaki is last seen spying on the private airship Noel, Makoto, and Tager are boarding.

-> During ''Chronophantasma'', [[spoiler: she shows signs of resisting the effects of Mind Eater. This reaches a climax when she's confronted by Makoto, Noel, and Jin in a bid to get her back to their side. She ultimately breaks the Imperator's curse on herself by realizing how much she cares about the people she loves and is back on the heroes' side. In the epilogue, she along with Jin are tasked with killing Ragna by Rachel due to the danger he poses in his current state, and should they fail, Tsubaki is asked by Rachel to kill her with the Izayoi's power.]]

-> Her Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: ''ARCH ENEMY'' and ''Never Break Your Heart''. Her story mode playthrough in the second game is named ''regret sin''.

-> Her Drive, '''Install''', fills a meter that increases the power of her attacks. In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Chronophantasma]]'', her Overdrive is '''Second Install''', which causes her charge gauge to automatically regenerate. Her Astral, '''Requiem Aeternam''', has her using Izayoi's power to turn her into an angel and bind the opponent in place as a statue of a goddess (the same one seen in the background of Jin's stage) finishes the opponent off by impaling them with its massive spear. In ''Chronophantasma'', the statue has been recolored black.

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* ActionGirl: A cross between this and LadyOfWar.
* ACupAngst: While not as obsessed as other characters, she doesn't react well to Taokaka fondling her breasts and deeming them as 'average'.
* {{Adorkable}}: Not usually, but bring up Jin or, and in fact ''especially'', period pieces, and ''hoo boy'' does she qualify.
* AltumVidetur: Her specials were given latin names in the English localisation.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: After she defects to the Imperator's side in ''Continuum Shift'''s True ending, and for most of ''Chronophantasma'']] Tsubaki does truly have a good heart and wants what's best for everyone, but her upbringing and extremely rigid attitude are what drives her to oppose the protagonists.
* AnAxeToGrind / DropTheHammer: She can summon a big axe/hammer thing from her book in some of her specials.
* AscendedExtra: She only appeared in flashbacks of Jin & Noel's stories in Calamity Trigger, Continuum Shift makes her playable, and a part of central conflict, [[spoiler:particularly as Hazama's UnwittingPawn for Noel]], and now arguably as prominent as the three main protagonists, being the point of motivation for two of them in ''Chronophantasma''. Lampshaded in her ''Help Me, Professor Kokonoe'' segment.
** [[spoiler: Looks to reach Tritagonist status in any potential sequel; she TookALevelInBadass and can fight with the strongest in the story on an equal footing. Furthermore, Jin gets seriously hurt after Ragna's PowerIncontinence episode, with Noel getting less severely injured. Tsubaki, by now herself again and having made up with the two of them and Makoto, has put Ragna, who she already hates, at the top of her hit-list, as well as being one of the few who can actually stop him now after unlocking Izayoi's full power. In addition, [[SuicideByCop Rachel has asked her or Jin to kill her if things go south, as killing her would mean killing Ragna as well]]; her because Izayoi was specifically made to kill Observers like Rachel, him probably due to the Power of Order.]]
* BadassBookworm: That huge buckler thing? It's actually a book. She's also into historical dramas.
** CulturedBadass: Along with Jin. A requirement for every member of the 12 Families of the Duodecim. For example, she enjoys singing, reading and painting.
* BadassCreed: Her Astral quote, depicted above, as well as the same creed the rest of the NOL share. [[spoiler: As of ''Chronophantasma'', she, along with Hazama, are the only two who still recite the creed during battle intros with other NOL Personnel, after the others defected during the True Ending of ''Continuum Shift'']]
-->''"Dispatched in mankind's darkest hour, we are Knights of the Blue Flame!"''
* BeneathTheMask: While naturally prim, polite and dutiful, she harbors feelings for Jin [[ClingyJealousGirl that are quite unhealthy.]]
* BerserkButton: She doesn't like it when people make moves on Jin in front of her. Hazama's [[MetaphoricallyTrue spiel]] drives it UpToEleven.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: In her eyes, anyone who opposes the NOL is evil and unforgivable; despite the fact that most of the cast have very justifiable reasons for opposing them, [[WellIntentionedExtremist and the fact that the NOL themselves aren't that pure.]] Notably, at first she hates Ragna for being indirectly responsible for causing Jin and Noel to defect, despite the fact that she's never met the guy and she has doesn't learn of the relationship between the three till much later. [[spoiler:Although she changes her stance in ''Chronophantasma'''s epilogue; she still has a grudge against Ragna, especially for hurting Jin and Noel (he lost control of his body due to the Imperator's influence and forced to attack them), but vows to kill him due to the danger he poses.]]
** BlackAndWhiteInsanity: Really kicks in after she's [[spoiler: brainwashed]] where she's willing to kill the aforementioned Jin and Noel, as well as Makoto if they don't return to the NOL. [[spoiler: [[{{Irony}} And then she defects too]], though by the end she returns to her post (as does Jin) when Homura is made Imperator.]]
* BlessedWithSuck / DeadlyUpgrade: In her story mode, using a Distortion or Astral Heat leads to her bad ending because her Armagus "Izayoi" draws the light from her eyes and energy from her life, and the Drives speed up the process. Jin told him to get rid of it already, and Ragna offers the favor of destroying it for her (before Hakumen interferes anyway).
* BlindMistake: In one of ''CP'''s gag reels, she shouts at Kokonoe that the latter was already being suspicious when she entered the place... while Tsubaki is facing at a wall. Ragna says that she should get rid of Izayoi already.
* BlindObedience: Tsubaki was raised to believe anything the NOL did was righteous and for the benefit of everyone, and to never question their rule.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: Tsubaki hesitates to fight Jin and tries to spare her friends even after Terumi tells her about how Noel replaced her. Then Terumi's failsafe kicks in, and Tsubaki switches into a haughty, ultra-lawful persona.]]
** DemonicPossession[=/=]ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler: In ''Chronophantasma'', during her final battle with Noel, Makoto and Jin, Tsubaki is now fully under the control of Mind Eater and the Imperator uses her voice to speak her own words. She breaks it eventually.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Arguably the biggest example in the entire franchise. ''Good lord'', does this girl need a hug.
** The Anime decided to take it UpToEleven and throw her completely over the DespairEventHorizon. After fighting both Noel and Jin and failing to defeat either of them, she finds out they don't care for her concept of justice or the NOL she was led to believe were so righteous, with the latter in particular completely breaking it down. [[spoiler:She's so broken up by these turn of events, [[DrivenToSuicide she nearly offs herself]] before the Imperator intervened.]] [[TheWoobie Goddamnit Tsubaki.]]
** Even among the fans, her being seemingly rooted in the lower tiers of competitive play has turned her into a ButtMonkey, with her constantly bemoaning her fate.
* CanadaEh: Born in Naobi, located in Canada.
* CannotSpitItOut: Geez, Tsubaki...
** Taken UpToEleven in ''Remix Heart''.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: In her ''Help Me, Professor Kokonoe'' segment, she instantly changes her academy uniform into her usual white getup with the hat at a blink of an eye.
-->'''Kokonoe:''' What, no TransformationSequence? \\
'''Tsubaki:''' Due to unforeseen circumstances, it had to be cut.
* CharacterDevelopment: In ''CP'', to a lesser extent (when compared to the main characters); her experiences on battling her friends and later Hakumen has made her slowly changing and improving her stance regarding justice.
* ChargedAttack: She can charge her Sanctus Decus special to increase its damage and give it different properties.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Jin.
* [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Childhood]] [[BrotherSisterIncest Brother-Sister]] [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Promise]]: When she and Jin were children, they said that if they ever broke a promise they'd have to "stick a needle in their eye", though Tsubaki seems take it more seriously than Jin, or so it seemed until he put his own life on the line to keep said promise in ''Chronophantasma''.
* ChekhovsGunman: Tsubaki appeared as an NPC in ''Calamity Trigger'' flashbacks.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Beneath the dutiful heiress to House Yayoi lay feelings of jealousy in regards to Jin. In ''Continuum Shift'' proper, [[spoiler:Hazama pulls her strings by convincing her Noel "stole" her place with Jin.]] In ''Wheel of Fortune'', [[spoiler: a flash memory of Jin playing with his sister Saya leaves her screaming for the latter to get away from him.]]
-->'''Tsubaki''': I'm the one who should be with Jin. Noel... Noel took that away from me!
* CryCute: [[spoiler:Upon her reunion with Noel and Makoto in ''Chronophantasma'' after her brainwashing has been undone.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Normally not, but when she's being mind-controlled she's given matching red eyes for her red hair.
* CuteClumsyGirl: [[spoiler: ''The Wheel of Fortune'' reveals that she was this in the time loop Hakumen is from.]]
* DarkChick: [[spoiler: The main one of the NOL FiveBadBand. She did share with Litchi though. [[HighHeelFaceTurn Both jump ship]].]]
* DashAttack: Her Sanctus Aequum special has her dashing forward, smashing her foe with her book.
* DeathFromAbove: Her new Distortion Drive as her Unlimited self in ''CP'' has her summon many falling spheres of light.
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler: Leaves the NOL after Mind Eater is broken during her fight with Makoto; after Saya is ousted and Homura is given his rightful place as Imperator, she is reinstated as First Lieutenant of Zero Squadron, her old unit and her old rank (she was only major because Terumi needed a figurehead).]]
* DespairEventHorizon: After she's rejected by both Jin and Noel in Continuum Shift.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: In the Anime after she realizes she can't beat Jin or Noel, and the former spits on her idea of "justice" and loyalty to NOL. She would have done it had it not been for the Imperator's intervention.]]
* EnergyBall: Her new move in ''CP'', Lux Macto, has her shooting a light ball forward.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: In ''Remix Heart'', she always tries to deny being romantically interested in Jin when someone teases her about it. Her friends all just go "Yeah, sure" behind her back and giggling.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After her FaceHeelTurn she starts wearing [[PaintItBlack a black version of her uniform]]. It also appears as a special Story-exclusive color palette in Jin's story that cannot be used, and returns in ''Chronophantasma'' as her default look. [[spoiler: It returns to its Continuum Shift colour scheme by the end after her she's back on the heroes` side.]]
* EvilCounterpart: ''Chronophantasma'' makes her this to Noel [[spoiler:by giving her a Mu-esque alternate form in Izayoi. Subverted at the end as they finally come together on the same side]].
* ExpressiveAccessory: While it's only a joke, this trope applies to the hat of the SuperDeformed Tsubaki seen in her "Help Me Professor Kokonoe" segment and the Blazblue radio show.
* EyeColorChange: Her eyes turn [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] after she's been successfully mind-controlled.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Becomes more ruthless at the end of ''Continuum Shift'', and opts to kill her friends.]]
** HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:But she's back being good as of ''Chronophantasma''.]]
* FanGirl: As shown in ''Remix Heart'', she behaves this way towards [[TheAce Jin]], as well (if not more) and is heavily implied to be the reason why she's so madly in-love with him. Also of historical adventure pieces, to the point of being extremely GenreSavvy in some of the gag reels. In fact, it was her love of these pieces that inspire her [[LargeHam hammy battle cries.]]
** HeroWorshipper: ''CS'' reveals that she's a huge fangirl of the Six Heroes, owns all the books and movies about them and that Hakumen is her hero.
** [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Being a Six Heroes fan is part of the reason she joined the NOL in the first place; to be like them.
* FieryRedhead: Tsubaki tends to act calm and controlled, but if Jin is involved (especially if you're between him and her), ''look out''. During the Academy days, she ran the BrainyBrunette archetype instead and was likely holding the hellfire in (however well that worked out).
* FightingFromTheInside: Despite being under the Imperator's curse for most of third game, Tsubaki has shown signs of resistance from time, mostly in [[SingleTargetSexuality Jin's]] presence. [[spoiler: This is what clues Kagura in that the real Tsubaki was still around.]]
* FighterMageThief: Of her group of friends, she's The Mage, with her need to use her drive to charge her powers to really bring the pain. Subverted in her Unlimited mode as she is the most resilient of the three.
* FlawedPrototype: It's offhandedly mentioned during Tager's story mode in ''Continuum Shift'' that Izayoi is actually a prototype for Lux Sanctus Murakumo. It is unclear how a sword, book and hat can be a prototype to a suit of armor, but...
** ChekhovsGun: It does set up [[spoiler:Tsubaki's [[Characters/BlazBlueChronophantasma transformation]]]] in ''Chronophantasma''.
* GrappleMove: She gains one in ''CP'' that also helps her fill her Install gauge.
* GreenEyedMonster: Hazama explains that Noel's existence in the canon timeline[[note]]In other timelines - especially ''Wheel of Fortune'' - Noel (Mu-12) was supposed to die following Take-Mikazuchi's attack on Ibukido[[/note]] has essentially replaced Tsubaki's "intended" position; Noel became Jin's "secretary" instead of her despite inferior qualifications in every respect, meaning Tsubaki fades into obscurity, is denied the man she loves, and cannot prevent his mad pursuit of Ragna, though ''Wheel Of Fortune'' shows she couldn't have stopped him anyway. Naturally this fuels her FaceHeelTurn later.
** {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:Noel's short story from one of the materials collections reveals that she specifically sought to avoid military work, but the intelligence department posted her under Jin against her will, implicitly using the fate of the Vermillions to force her into it. Effectively, when Hazama asks whose fault the screwing over of Tsubaki is, he's refusing to give the answer himself because it's probably his own - and he may well have set it all up to have Tsubaki for use as a pawn against Hakumen.]]
** The truth is uglier still. [[spoiler:In said timeline, Tsubaki was so intent on being by Jin's side that she forsook her rank as First Lieutenant and transferred into the Zero Squadron anyway to bring him back. During the ensuing conflict between Jin and Ragna, Tsubaki shows up to try to help Jin only for Nu to pick that moment to arrive, assume Ragna is "cheating" on her with Tsubaki, and Legacy Edge her dead. So for all the crap that Tsubaki gives Noel for "stealing" Jin away from her, the ultimate irony is that not only was she destined for the Zero Squadron no matter what, but Noel, by taking the job under Jin, actually ''saved her life''.]]
* HairDecorations: Wears a hairband during her time in the Military Academy.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: In Hakumen's backstory, as expanded in the drama CD ''Wheel of Fortune'', she died [[TakingTheBullet taking Nu's stabs meant for Jin.]]]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Subverted. She knows something is up about Hazama, but doesn't act on her instincts due to her loyalty to the NOL. This proved very bad for her.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: The end result of [[{{Yandere}} Nu's]] [[DisproportionateRetribution retaliation]] in ''Wheel of Fortune'' because she thinks Ragna is cheating on her - never mind that she was trying to help ''Jin''.]]
** And of course, her Astral Heat ends with this.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: For Jin. A large part of his CharacterDevelopment actually revolves around her and various characters play ShipperOnDeck for them. They're as close as you can get to being an OfficialCouple without actually being one. What makes it even more confusing is how Jin refers to their relationship as LikeBrotherAndSister during an extremely intense moment in ''Chronophantasma''. Considering how Jin [[{{Jerkass}} treats his actual siblings]]...
* IncestIsRelative: Members of the Yayoi family breed with strong users of Ars Magus to keep their family strong. When there became a shortage of such people, they resorted to inbreeding which, over time, served to ''weaken'' the family. Tsubaki, it turns out, is not the first daughter of her parents; she's the first one to ''survive''.
* {{Invocation}}: During her Astral Finish: "White feathers for innocence, black feathers for darkest sin. We are the messengers and hammers of God, come to deliver righteous justice! Let sinners be punished! Let justice be done!"
* JackOfAllStats: Her evaluation in ''Remix Heart'' states that she's above average in all categories, but nothing in particular stands out.
* JusticeWillPrevail: Pretty much her central theme. This gets discussed a lot, particularly in ''Chronophantasma''.
* LadyOfWar: Very dignified with a graceful moveset.
* LargeHam: See {{Invocation}} above. The fact she ThinksLikeARomanceNovel makes this even better.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Condemnation Wings''
* LipstickLesbian: The original version of Tsubaki has explicitly stated to have been a lesbian, in love with Noel. This was changed when the writers realized they couldn't make it work, so her affections were switched to Jin, and Makoto was created to fill in the gap in LesYay.
* LightIsNotGood: Izayoi, her Armagus, is designed to "steal the light" from people and areas. [[spoiler:It has a side effect: it makes the user blind over time.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Her relationship with Jin seems to flicker between this and ShipTease.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Mostly, the reason she stayed with the NOL is because of her jealousy. This fits her current situation quite well.
* MeaningfulName: Tsubaki means "Camellia" in Japanese. Hakumen named his special move "Camellia" after her. Moreover, Tsubaki's weapon name refer to [[spoiler: the moon, hinting at her ability to block out light.]][[note]][[spoiler:Specifically, Izayoi can be translated into ''16th Night''. In a lunar calendar, the 1st night is the new moon when the moon is blackest, gradually waxing until it reaches 15th night when it's brightest, before waning again into the next month's new moon on the 1st day of the new month. Thus, 16th night is when the moon starts waning, i.e., becoming darker.]][[/note]]
* MercurysWings: She grows a pair of wings on her head during her Astral.
* [[MrImagination Miss Imagination]]: One of the drama tracks is dedicated to her rather...warped daydreams, which misinterprets the other characters to a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments glorious]] extent.
* MoralityPet: to Jin (one of two). Also to Hakumen. [[spoiler:Both are alternate timeline versions of each other, you see.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:Terumi encourages her to do this in ''Continuum Shift''.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: When she's snapping out of her brainwashing she realizes that she's just stabbed Jin and is certain that it was fatal. Thanks to the Power of Order, it wasn't.]]
* NiceHat: In the radio show, it's even voiced by (Creator/TomokazuSugita's brilliant impression of) NorioWakamoto!
* TheOjou: Sorta gives off this vibe, being from a high ranking family and maintaining a dignified and graceful appearance.
* OverrankedSoldier: Promoted to Major for her "exploits" against Ragna the Bloodedge as of ''Chronophantasma''. [[spoiler:Terumi needs a new figurehead hero, since Jin chose to defect. She's back at 1st LT by the end.]]
* PerpetualMolt: Her Astral Heat gives her wings, which naturally drop feathers everywhere.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: The only one of the main cast to wear a long skirt as part of her academy uniform, and on leg shots she's wearing tights.
** [[FanService Though if ''Remix Heart'' can be believed, she's actually wearing stockings and suspenders.]] The long skirt suddenly makes a lot more sense.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: When she turns heel, she becomes this; red hair & eyes + black clothing. Her wing attacks also gives off a blood-red color.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: She really has it out for Ragna, and at the end of ''Chronophantasma'' [[spoiler: she decides to go after him to kill him due to the threat he poses, citing him as the "source of all evil in the world".]] While she's right about the fact that he's a threat to the world and perfectly justified in going after him, she is completely unaware of his HiddenDepths and lacks any understanding of the man himself. By ''Chronophantasma'''s end she's about the only main protagonist that doesn't know that Ragna is not the bad person he's been made out to be with her opinions of him mostly based on the fact that he's battled and beaten Jin multiple times. Rachel makes a subtle jab at her for this during true ending of story mode and in her arcade mode she outright calls Tsubaki out on it.
--> '''Rachel:''' You're looking for him, are you not? I wonder what he looks like through those clouded eyes of yours.
--> '''Tsubaki:''' ''*Over images of the Black Beast and Ragna battling Jin*'' ...Evil. Ragna the Bloodedge stands for all that is evil in this world.
--> '''Rachel:''' ''*Over her own memories of Ragna*'' How arrogant. Is that really something for YOU to decide?
* RivalTurnedEvil: Towards Noel until she got better in ''Chronophantasma''.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: House Yayoi continued their mad incest policy despite protests from the rest of the Duodecim. Given Tsubaki's the sole remaining heir, it can't hope to end fast enough.
* ShapingYourAttacks: Her weapon can manipulate light and give it a form to attack her opponents, such as wings, blades, axes...
* ShesGotLegs: According to Litchi at least.
* ShipTease: With Jin. A lot of it. They would be an OfficialCouple if it wasn't for all of the [[spoiler:alternate timeline... stuff]].
* ShipperOnDeck: In Bang's gag ending, Tsubaki sees Bang peeking into Litchi's window in Orient Town, and assumes he is a peeping tom. As she's about to arrest him, Bang avoids being arrested [[BlatantLies by telling Tsubaki that Litchi is his girlfriend]]. Tsubaki believes him, and gets the idea that he's going to propose marriage. Upon coming to this conclusion, she gleefully insists that Bang propose to Litchi right that instant. Bang is less than pleased, given Tsubaki's... [[ShotgunWedding forcefulness]].
* {{Shoryuken}}: Her Benedictus Rex special, done with her blade.
* SingleTargetSexuality: She knows full-well that Jin is not the "Jin-niisama" she once knew and adored long ago. But despite this, she still loves him deeply in her heart, and doesn't show particular interest in anyone except him.
* SituationalDamageAttack: Her Confutatis Maledictis DD will deal higher damage the more Install stocks you charged beforehand.
* SNKBoss: All unlimited characters have some level of this, but Tsubaki's appearance [[spoiler:in the middle of Jin's CS story]] deserves special mention for forcing the player to fight with only half a moveset.
* TheSpock: To Noel's [[TheKirk Kirk]] and Makoto's [[TheMcCoy [=McCoy=]]]. Between Jin and Makoto, however, she serves as TheKirk to Jin's [[TheSpock Spock]] and Makoto's [[TheMcCoy [=McCoy=]]].
* StormOfBlades: Gains one in ''CP'' as her new Distortion Drive.
* TheStraightMan: In the chibi segments; to Makoto in "Teach Me, Miss Litchi" and to Ragna on Blue Radio. Noel is the tagalong for both.
* SubordinateExcuse: [[spoiler: Lampshaded mercilessly by Hazama in the ''Wheel of Fortune''.]]
* SuperMode: Much like Hakumen's Mugen, Tsubaki's Macto Maledictis gives her unlimited use of her Install gauge for the duration, which depends on how much it had been filled beforehand. The duration becomes longer in Overdrive.
* SweetTooth: [[spoiler:In ''Wheel of Fortune'' she likes chocolate a lot.]]
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: Particularly in Bang's Gag reel in Continuum Shift.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She says this to Ragna in her winquote against him because she blames him for what happened to Jin and Noel.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: Izayoi. Aside from Tsubaki bashing her foe with it, she can also command the light through it to attack for her, and uses it to charge her Install gauge.
* TokenWholesome
* UnwittingPawn: She's used as a pawn by [[spoiler:Hazama]] many, ''many'' times over. As of now, he's used her to [[spoiler:obstruct Takagamagara's surveilance by using Izayoi, capture Noel OR die fighting, allowing Hazama to snatch her during the distraction, follow the NOL's orders blindly by feeding her half truths (and inferred MindControl when that didn't look like it was going to work), all the while using her as a giant "screw you" to Hakumen, who was Jin Kisaragi in a previous timeline and still holds some feelings for her after witnessing his Tsubaki die.]]
* WhipSword: One of her normal attacks turns her dagger into one that looks extremely similar to [[SoulSeries Ivy]]'s.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Whenever she wears her hood, she also has a one-eyed white mask.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It have To Be Pandas?]]: [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute As seen in her gag ending; she hates them with a passion.]] Litchi lampshades the contrast with Noel, [[ItMakesSenseInContext whose spare uniform she'd just been cosplaying in as an apology for stepping on her Peking Duck...]]
* WingedHumanoid: Temporarily turns into one during one of her specials, as well as her [[FinishingMove Astral Finish]]. Many of her moves also has her sprouting wings at different points of her body.
* WomanScorned: She wasn't happy to say the least when she was told that Noel stole her chance at being Jin's secretary.
* WrongGenreSavvy: PlayedForLaughs, many a Gag Reel where she shows up has her giving into her fetish for romantic heroic stories. She starts calling out how a character normally would or should act in such a situation, completely unaware that they don't work that way in real life.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She's very beautiful, polite, mature and intelligent. She comes from an extremely traditionalist family, and extremely loyal to them and the Librarium. [[SingleTargetSexuality She only has eyes for one man]] and is very submissive to the idea of assisting him in his duties as his secretary (Though she didn't in the current timeline), and determined to the point of even killing her best friend. She was also shown to have an intimidating temper when annoyed or angered as shown in ''Remix Heart''. And she's a LadyOfWar. She bullseye's every category.
** Also doubles as a {{deconstruction}}. Her origins and limited romantic interests instill rather malignant tendencies (as already mentioned), and her ivory-tower upbringing leave her woefully susceptible to manipulation[[spoiler:, which Hazama exploits like it's going out of style]]. It leads to the trope directly below.
* {{Yandere}}: Subverted. While she would do anything to be at Jin's side, she's reluctant to kill her best friend (who has said position) to do so. This vanishes quickly after she's brainwashed however, and she becomes a straight example but for the Imperator instead.
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[[folder: Hazama]]

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[[caption-width-right:280:[[BlatantLies Clearly the face of someone you can trust.]]]]

--> ''"Am I allowed to pass? Huh, I guess not..."''

--> ''"GAHAHAHAHAHA! Finally, I've got the True Successor to the Azure! Try and stop me NOW, Master Unit...AMATERASU!!!"''

-> '''Voiced by:''' YuuichiNakamura / Erik Davies (''CT''-''CSII''), Creator/DougErholtz (''Extend''-current), Creator/SpikeSpencer (during Extra Arcade Scene in ''CSII'')

-> Hazama is a Captain within the NOL's Intelligence Department. He claims to dislike physical labor and appears to be quite personable at first, but his true motives are veiled behind his false, foxy smile. Throughout the story of ''Calamity Trigger'' he appears to assist Noel, and appears in a few other characters' stories as well, for seemingly no reason...until the True Ending where all is revealed.

-> In reality, he is actually Yuuki Terumi, one of the Six Heroes who defeated the Black Beast 90 years prior to the game's story, the FinalBoss of ''Continuum Shift'', and one of the masterminds behind every single event that happens in the story thus far. In ''Calamity Trigger''[='s=] true ending he [[BitchInSheepsClothing drops his amiable personality and reveals himself to be the exact opposite]]: [[LackOfEmpathy delighting in the suffering and pain of others]]. Terumi's true form is actually that of a ghost, due to injuries sustained from fighting the Beast.

-> In the past, after Takamagahara released him (see Terumi's entry), he cut off Ragna's arm and absconded with his sister Saya to use as the template for the Murakumo Units. He now seeks to revert Noel back into her original Murakumo unit form and use her to destroy the Amaterasu unit, stating that the world is nothing but lies and vowing to plunge it into eternal despair. He uses knives as his specialty weapons.

-> His story in ''Continuum Shift'' reveals that he was the one responsible for the disappearances of the many NOL soldiers during ''Calamity Trigger'' - their souls were used to fuel the cauldron that would soon be used to temper Mu into Noel. In the ''True Ending'', he kills Nu, who has resurfaced within Lambda, only to be beaten by Ragna after he gains the Idea Engine. Offscreen, he has Relius kill his body so that his ghost can enter Takamagahara and upload a special virus created by Phantom that destroys them.

-> His Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: ''re-Play'' and ''Hundred Years Visitor''. His story mode playthrough in the second game is named ''Advent Sword''.

-> His Nox Nyctores/Drive is Geminus Anguium: '''Ouroboros''', which allows him to summon chains that hang in the air and can be used to swing him back and forth or attack his opponents. In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Chronophantasma]]'', his Overdrive is '''Jormungand''', which not only strengthens his Drive attacks, but also grants him his infamous life steal ring/aura from his [[SNKBoss Unlimited Mode.]] His Astral, '''Hungry Darkness of 1000 Souls''', has Hazama forming a portal beneath his feet that summons multiple Ouroboros chains from the ground to launch the opponent into the air. He then drops into his Terumi persona and summons thousands of serpentine spirits which coalese into a monstorous snake that devours the opponent. Hazama then takes off his tie and holds it over his opponent's lifelss corpse.

-> It has been revealed that Terumi will become a separate character from Hazama for the console release of ''Chronophantasma'', and will have a completely different moveset. For more information, see the [[Characters/BlazBlueChronophantasma character page for Chronophantasma]]
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* AchillesHeel[=/=]KryptoniteFactor: [[spoiler: As Hazama is an ArtificialHuman created from an Azure Grimiore, Celica's natural ability to nullify seithr, and by extension shut down Azure Grimiores, has a near-crippling effect on him. Just being in her presence will render him powerless.]]
* AnimalMotifs: The snake. Case in point, all of his Drives have snake names, he enjoys boiled eggs, he has snake-like eyes and he despises cats.
* ArchEnemy: To damn near the entire cast. There isn't anything he's done that hasn't pissed off someone in some way, the only exception being Relius and that's only because they're colleagues working for the same goal. Notable examples include: [[AnArmAndALeg Ragna]], [[YouKilledMyFather Kokonoe]], and [[CosmicChessGame Rachel]].
* ArtifactOfDoom: In addition to possessing his own Nox Nyctores, he also possesses [[spoiler: his own Azure Grimoire]]. In fact, he created it and knows how to shut down others [[spoiler:,like Ragna's. Notably, despite being it's creator, his Azure is also a counterfeit like Ragna's.]]
* ArtificialHuman[=/=]SoulJar: [[spoiler: Hazama is, in actuality, a host body for Terumi created from an Azure Grimoire.]]
* AudibleSharpness: [[LampshadeHanging Pokes fun at this]] by [[CallingYourAttacks actually saying "SHING!"]] when he attacks with his knives.
* AxCrazy: Extraordinary emphasis on ''crazy''.
* {{Badass}}: He's a despicable {{Troll}} who wants to destroy the world simply because he ''[[ForTheEvulz can]]''. And he gets the job done with style no man could ever hope to dream of.
* BadassBookworm: His intelligence is what ''really'' makes him dangerous.
* BadassCreed: Shared with Jin, Tsubaki, Noel and Makoto in ''CS''. Unlike his fellow NOL members, who recite it enthusiastically, Hazama says it with bored sarcasm. [[spoiler: As of ''Chronophantasma,'' he, along with Tsubaki, are the only two who still recite the creed during battle intros with other NOL Personnel, after the others defected during the True Ending of ''Continuum Shift''.]]
-->''"Dispatched... in mankind's darkest hour, we... are Knights of the Blue Flame."''
* BadassInANiceSuit: And damaging it is a good way to piss him off.
* BadassLongcoat: A very stylish one, to boot.
* BadSamaritan: [[spoiler:He was actually refused by Litchi on the first attempt to had her join NOL... until he says "We can save Arakune!" Just the thing she wanted. While he planned to backstab her at some point, Hakumen frags him before he could.]]
* TheBattleDidntCount: After the boss fight with him, 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: In Tsubaki's bad ending, [[spoiler:after she's died from overuse of the Izayoi, Hazama ''kicks her corpse'' as he taunts her.]]
* BerserkButton: Lies seem to annoy him greatly. To a far greater extent, someone implying that they're "playing" with him. Ragna learned this the hard way near the end of ''Continuum Shift''.
--> '''Terumi''': "OUROBOROS! Picked a great time to grow a pair, didn't you?! So YOU'RE gonna play with ME, huh? I don't think you understand how this shit works!"\\
'''Ragna''': "GAH!"\\
'''Terumi''': "DIE DIE DIE!"
** He doesn't like people stealing his quarries, either.
---> [[spoiler:(''Rachel rescues Hakumen'') "That shitty little vampire... she seriously pisses me off! Once I wrap this up, I'm gonna tear her into little bloody strips... nice and '''slow'''..."]]\\
[[spoiler:(''Rachel rescues Makoto''): "''Damn vampire! You '''LIVE''' to cockblock me, don't you?! Well, [=UNlive=]... you know what I meant...'' Killjoys, the both of ya. Guess I'll go watch some humans get skewered... eh, Tsubaki?"]]
** The deeper you dig into his EvilPlan, the more extreme the measures he will take to see you dead. [[spoiler:He killed Nine over this (that she was controlling him via Mind Eater didn't help her case -- Trinity was merely an accessory), and he has been trying to do the same to Makoto.]]
** He thinks he's the most awesome and most interesting being in the world. If you claim/insinuate otherwise, or even worse, the reverse (ask Rachel), he'll flip out.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Yes, he's funny with his crass personality, [[PopCulturedBadass constant references]] and endless stream of hilarious lines, but this is also a sadistic and dangerous psychopath who should not be underestimated and approached with '''extreme''' caution.
* 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: In ''Chronophantasma'' he, Terumi and Relius are ultimately offed from their positions as the primary villains by Izanami, who leaves them to their fates at the hands of the heroes while she begins her own plan.]]
* BishieSparkle: In his gag ending while he's having a bath. At the time, he didn't know about the catnip.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Pretends to be a harmless and polite NOL officer to save face in public, but by ''Continuum Shift'' you can tell he's letting some things slip on purpose.
* BladeSpam: His j.C is him slashing with his knives up to 5 times in the air. He does it much faster in his Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent DD.
* BlatantLies:
** In ''CT'', he says he's not that good at fighting... [[SarcasmMode he doesn't even look that suspicious]]. But he's actually best at [[{{Troll}} trolling.]]
*** He tries this with Tsubaki in ''Slight Hope''. [[spoiler:Makoto was not having it.]]
** He was also ''forced'' to lie to Jin [[spoiler:when he was caught in his assassination attempt on Makoto, claiming it was to "educate" her]]. While he doesn't explain, Jin doesn't buy it either way.
** There's even a scene in CS when he claims to feel bad for Lambda. Obviously [[LackOfEmpathy he couldn't care less]].
* BreakTheCutie: By far his greatest asset. No one is safe from his ginormous [[MindRape mental penis]]. He'll troll and break ''anyone'' for no reason other than his own enjoyment if it doesn't have anything to do with his plans. The only time someone survived this was [[PluckyGirl Makoto]], [[spoiler:and Relius broke her pretty easily]].
* BreakTheHaughty: In ''Chronophantasma'' a number of arcade endings have karma biting him back. [[spoiler:Story mode proper ultimately decides to kill him outright]].
** Also earlier in his ''Help Me, Professor Kokonoe'' segment, he has to cease his usual temperament during the show... [[spoiler:and when he starts getting at it again when the show's about to close, Kokonoe snaps and then threatens him to send him into the Boundary, and he's suitably terrified.]]
** Also in his gag reel where Kokonoe pretty much trolls him about his cat allergy.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Possibly during the Arcade endings in ''Continuum Shift''.
--> "Now I've learned of another possibility! Great moves out there, bud! But really, I owe you thanks. All of the possibilities of this world... the [[TitleDrop continuum shift]]... I will make it MINE!"
* BreakThemByTalking: Not only is he an absolute master of it, but it's actually his ''hobby.'' He can, and will, do it to people for no other reason but for his own enjoyment at their mental suffering. Tsubaki being his favorite due to all her bottled-up emotions making her easy to break with the right string of words.
* BullyingADragon: He really loves taunting Rachel, even though she's at least strong enough to keep up with him.
* TheCaligula: When someone as deranged as he is is the captain of an organization, that is ''not'' a good sign.
* CantLiveWithoutYou: He has a "life-link" with [[spoiler:Noel]] where, if he dies, He'll come back to life as long as[[spoiler:Noel]] lives, and vise-versa.
* CastingAShadow: Attacks with serpentine apparitions composed of dark energy.
* ChargedAttack: His Serpent's Benediction special is a stance where he'll do different attacks depending on the button pressed. If you delay the followup, the followup will become more powerful, indicated by a green aura.
* ChekhovsGunman: Was an NPC in ''Calamity Trigger''.
** And appeared only [[spoiler:once in the opening]].
* TheChessmaster: Hazama manages to juggle every single member of the cast in a way that makes it almost completely impossible for his plans to ever fail. [[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.]]
* ClassicVillain: Ambition, Pride, and Wrath.
* ConfusionFu: Hazama packs a very solid mixup game, especially since his unique overheads and lows tend to lead into very rewarding combos on hit. He also has his Drive for some varying degrees of mobility for even more ways to mixup or runaway from his opponent.
** Too bad [[CloseRangeCombatant he needs to get in close to be able to touch his opponent as he has to deal with short range on most of his moves and his overall slow movement speed...]] just don't tell him we brought that up though.
* ConsummateLiar: Subverted... usually. He doesn't usually even try to hide the truth unless it has to do with his plans.
* CrazyPrepared: Deconstructed. Hazama 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 seal his own doom]].
* CriticalExistenceFailure: [[spoiler:When Terumi is struck and killed by Time Killer, Hazama seems to have been affected as well.]]
** TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:He uses the last strength available to him to stab Trinity while she's distracted as one last screw you. Whether this or the previous trope sticks is yet to be seen.]]
* CurbStompBattle: For once has this turned on him in ''[[AudioAdaptation The Wheel of Fortune]]'' where [[spoiler:a ''super-pissed'' Hakumen beats him ''and'' [[TheJuggernaut Ignis]] into submission at the same time]].
** Also in ''CS'' proper; [[spoiler:After Ragna manages to activate his Azure Grimoire, bypassing Terumi's manipulation of it, Ragna soundly beats him. Although it turns out it is part of his plan anyway.]]
* DanceBattler: A lot of his attacks seem to gracefully be so. A lot of them focus on quite a few nimble movements. Then again, considering his nature, it wouldn't be out of place for him to [[JustForPun "dance around his his opponent"]] just for the hell of it.
* DarkIsEvil: Blatantly so.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has his moments. In particular, while Jin, Noel, and Tsubaki resolutely state the NOL's BadassCreed, Hazama snarks his way through it.
* DevilInPlainSight: Subverted, as very few of the characters trust him, or think that he's up to any sort of good. Those who don't even know who he is get uneasy just being around him.
** In ''The Wheel of Fortune'', [[spoiler:Makoto is able to tell from the first time she meets him that he's a bastard, that [[FauxAffablyEvil his polite attitude is his way of mocking people]], and that "his smile is a lie." Too bad Tsubaki didn't catch this. It would have saved Jin and Noel a metric ton of trouble if she had seen Hazama beyond the lies and the occasional half-truth.]]
*** In ''Slight Hope'', [[spoiler:a flashback shows Makoto didn't need to wait ''that'' long to find him fishy.]]
--->[[spoiler:''"There's just one downer. My direct superior's gonna be this guy, Hazama. I got a hunch I'm not gonna be too crazy about him."'']]
** LouisCypher: The pseudonym "Hazama" roughly translates to "otherworldly." Add in his snake motif and his shady but gentlemanly style and [[{{Satan}} voila]].
*** SatanicArchetype: He could be an {{Expy}} for the [[{{Satan}} Big D]] himself. [[Analysis/BlazBlue See here for a thorough reasoning why.]]
* DifficultButAwesome: Very powerful pressure and mixup that can troll his opponents for days, and very rewarding said mixup tools that can lead into some crazy combos, not to mention his chains can easily make him zip around like crazy in one instant, as well as being used for combos. However, he has to deal with his short range on several of his moves, and outside of his chains he as one of the slowest walking speeds of the cast with only a Capcom fighter-styled dash which doesn't cover much distance at all. Also, several of his bread-n-butter combos are usually chock-full of SomeDexterityRequired.
** ''Continuum Shift II'' takes this to ridiculous levels. His old bread 'n' butter combos are gone, and the majority of his new ones require canceling his C moves from his aforementioned odd, sliding dash.
** It gets even better with ''Continuum Shift Extend''. Even more of his combos no longer work, and the ones that still do deal much less damage in comparison. [[ComputersAreFast The CPU doesn't really abide by this]], making him the ideal boss character. Though he does get a new loop in that game.
* DisasterDominoes: [[spoiler: In the grand scheme of things, one can attribute Makoto's mission to Ibukido in ''Slight Hope'' as the origin of Hazama and Relius's downfall - the more she got involved in the plot, the more their plans fell apart.]]
* DissonantSerenity: He {{Mind Rape}}s a few characters with a simple smile on his face, but it's subverted when Terumi takes over, as he starts throwing out more obvious {{Slasher Smile}}s.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A lot of his poses and positioning of his snake-like projectiles. Then [[Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory the Anime]] decided to [[http://i.imgur.com/JhAOAaR.png push all the subtlety out the window]] and go all the way on his already blatant MemeticMolester status.
** And as if he wasn't enough of a MemeticMolester, ''Chronophantasma'' takes it even further. Read this exchange between him and Litchi and tell me there was nothing sexual about it. And the fact that it sounds like he's ''actually molesting her'' doesn't help.
--> '''Hazama''': Well if it isn't Professor Litchi Faye-Ling. Stunning, as always. (''Litchi tries to move past him only for him to grab her'') Now that's just rude, ignoring someone like that.\\
'''Litchi''': Don't touch me.\\
'''Hazama''': What a shame, to see you wasted on such garbage.\\
'''Litchi''': Let go of me.\\
'''Hazama''': I can help you forget if you like.\\
'''Litchi''': I'll pass. Now if you don't mind, I'm in a hurry. Would you please let go of me?\\
'''Hazama''': I promise after I'm done you'll have no memories of that failure. No more moping around. You'll finally be free of him. That's what you want, after all.\\
'''Litchi''': Mind Eater. You won't enjoy my memories, I assure you. Or do you intend to brainwash me and have me submit that way? [[spoiler:Like that girl?]]
* 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.]]
* EmotionEater: He (or rather, Terumi) feeds on the hatred of others.
* EnemiesEqualsGreatness: He needs people to hate him in order to stay in the world.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Whether or not he has actual standards is a debatable subject, but even he didn't think anyone was insane enough to resort to [[spoiler:copying Celica's soul from the past solely for the purpose of killing him]] like Kokonoe did. Also, he of all people thinks Relius' interest in Makoto is "random and untoward".
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: He spins at least ten times while cutting his opponent during his [[LimitBreak Distortion Drive]], [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent]]. He will also occasionally twirl his [[NiceHat fedora hat]] around his finger in one of his victory animations.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Fitting his nature as a sociopath, Hazama only sees virtues such as friendship and trust as ideals to be mocked or tools to be manipulated. Despite his alchemic and tactical genius, he is incapable of understanding these things on anything more than an intellectual manner. It's this crutch, among others that [[spoiler: ultimately saw his plans in ''Slight Hope'' shatter to pieces.]]
* EvilCounterpart: He's basically an evil Ragna; same bad attitude, same foul mouth, similar power set, and even their direct superiors are {{Evil Counterpart}}s to each other. Hell, as Terumi, 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]]
* EvilFeelsGood: He gets his laughs from screwing people over.
* EvilGenius: Yes, he's crazy, but he's also well-versed in alchemy [[spoiler:(he ''created'' the Azure Grimoire, after all)]], and most of all; a tactical genius, which is what really makes him as dangerous as he is. He even managed to ''[[UpToEleven outsmart an omnipotent supercomputer with three minds]]''.
* EvilIsHammy: The crazier he behaves, the hammier he gets.
* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:He and Relius learned the hard way that trying to manipulate the Goddess of Death was a ''fatal'' idea.]]
* EvilLaugh: Usually the signal that he's about to troll you into oblivion, or reveal himself (punctuated by his portrait changing to reveal his eyes and show Hazama grinning), or his Ouroboros snakes creating an aura around him, blowing away his hat and tie and spiking his hair up [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]]-style in Story Mode. It's especially unsettling on the Japanese audio track and arguably the most iconic thing about him.
* ExpressiveHair: When his cover is blown completely, he takes off his hat and it stands up straight.
* EyeObscuringHat: He often tilts his hat in this manner. Most of the characters (and audience) can tell he's up to no good thanks to this.
* EyesAlwaysShut: As Hazama, most of the time. Whenever he opens them, he drops into his true Yuuki Terumi persona, and either trolling, general bastardry, asskicking or all of the above ensue.
** HellishPupils: As Terumi. His eyes have snake pupils that would make [[Manga/SoulEater Medusa]] squirm.
* FantasticRacism: Really hates that "shitty vampire" Rachel, her pet "Old Yeller" [[note]]read: Valkenhayn[[/note]], 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, seethe with this as well.
--> [[spoiler:'''Makoto''': Does screwing with peoples' lives get you off that-]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Hazama''': "Lives?!" *laugh* What are you, a drooling idiot?! [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman 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?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Makoto''': ''[[ShutUpHannibal Shut the hell up!]]'' We were never tools, you stupid asshole!]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: At first glance Hazama looks like a friendly, polite, and affable gentleman. And though he does seem creepy, he doesn't look outwardly malicious. But none of it is real and only serves to save face in public. When he drops the act, he's outright terrifying.
* FedoraOfAsskicking: Villainous example. He himself apparently knows how awesome it is, since after every fight where he loses it in [[Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory the anime]], he conjures a new one out of thin air.
* 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 that 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''.]]
** 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''.]]
** [[spoiler:OutGambitted: In ''Chronophantasma'', by Izanami.]]
** [[spoiler:DidntSeeThatComing: Types 3X and 4 with Makoto. He ''really'' should have kept a closer eye on Tsubaki. Then again, that closer "eye" might've been unavailable due to Kokonoe's anti-observation barrier that was used to trap Tsubaki and our heroes in.]]
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Unless you're jerking around with [[SNKBoss his Unlimited Mode]], winning with Hazama demands heavy use of baiting, fly-over cross-ups, space control, and more mind games than most fighting game characters. Yes, even his ''play style'' is focused around [[{{Troll}} trolling]].
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: He's heavily implied to be one of the most powerful characters by a ridiculous margin, even causing [[BigGood Rachel]] to [[NotSoStoic lose her composure]] when he's around. You may have just killed him with an Astral during the match, but afterward your character is tired and trying to catch their breath while Hazama just got a nice warm-up exercise. The only exceptions are Jin, where in his story mode after fighting Jin (win or lose) he is impressed by the "power of order" and retreats, and the true ending, after Ragna receives Lambda's Idea Engine and proceeds to beat the crap out of Hazama.
* GlacierWaif: In gameplay, he may seem very nimble with a lot of quick combos that involve shredding his foes with his knives and smacking them around with dance moves, but his slow walking speed and sliding dash gives him notably poor mobility options should his Ouroboros be unavailable somehow at some point.
* GoKartingWithBowser:
** He appears in Teach Me Ms. Litchi Reloaded Episode 3, alongside Jin and Noel, to teach Taokaka about their organization. And no, he doesn't try to kill everyone or anyone; he teaches and trolls.
** He, like everyone else, appears in the Gag Reels of characters. This includes his own, Noel's (as one of three survivors of [[LethalChef her cooking]], even going as her as to ''[[BizarreTasteInFood enjoy]]'' it), [[spoiler:Makoto's (as the MOM in a re-enactment of Makoto's family life)]], and Relius'.
** And, while more on the side of "evil", he has a bad ending and thus has a meeting with Kokonoe.
* GrappleMove: His Bloody Fangs special is one; it doesn't do damage, but it opens combo possibilities. Also another of his special named Snake Bite, an anti-air version done with Ouroboros; when it his the enemy, Hazama then throws them to the opposite wall.
** He gains a new DD in ''CP'' named Serpent's Unholy Wrath. After he grabs his foe, he kicks them to the ground and then stomp them several times before kicking them away.
* GrapplingHookPistol: Ouroboros can be used this way.
* GreenEyedMonster: Rachel's Normal Ending implies at least part of the reason of he hates Ragna may be jealousy.
* GreenIsBlue: When he says "Ao no Madosho" (i.e Azure Grimoire) in Japanese when he activates it, the "ao" uses the kanji for "green" instead of "blue" like Ragna's and Nu's. This is a subtle play on his green color scheme.
* GutFeeling: The main reason everyone can tell he's evil is because they just ''sense'' it.
* HalfTruth: Likes giving off one.
** [[spoiler:He told Tsubaki that Noel stole her rightful position of Jin's secretary and indirectly caused all of Tsubaki's troubles... omitting that (A) Jin would have found out about Ragna and run off regardless of Noel and Tsubaki's roles, which led to Tsubaki transferring to Zero, and (b) if Noel didn't steal it, Tsubaki would have died.]]
** [[spoiler:He told Litchi he knew Kokonoe... missing out that "knowing" here actually means Kokonoe utterly hates him and considers him her worst enemy. And he loves trolling her.]]
* HatesBeingTouched: His grapple cancel quotes when in his Unlimited form 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: No matter who it is, Hazama will show some scorn towards him/her at some point. He also likes to throw racist insults towards ''any'' kind of being, especially when they pissed him off. He's pretty much being petty.
* HateSink: Both in and out of universe. Mostly everyone in the game either doesn't trust him or outright loathes him. WordOfGod even admitted that he was designed to have absolutely no redeemable qualities.
** That said, [[ThePowerOfHate this is actually also used to sustain his own existence as he feeds off of it]]. Also applies out-of-universe too; he's pretty much popular and well-known because of his evilness.
* TheHeavy: Him and Relius in ''Continuum Shift'', going to as far back as the Dark War itself. Although Hazama has a far more active role before Relius shows up.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: He claims he wants to show the world the "true meaning of despair". What that entails no one knows.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: In the long run, ending the time-loops in ''Continuum Shift'' was the catalyist for his ultimate downfall in ''Chronophantasma''.]]
* HopeCrusher: Because he thinks the only truth is despair, everything else needs to be cut down. Including (and especially) hope.
** {{Foil}}: If you want to see Hazama at his worst, put him in the same room as [[HopeBringer Makoto]].
* TheHyena: As soon as he doesn't have to play innocent, he will start cackling like a madman.
* {{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'', [[SirSwearsAlot 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.]] Knowing this, read the spoilered quote under FantasticRacism again.
** He accuses Jin of being selfish. [[VillainHasAPoint Yes, he's right]], but coming from [[ItsAllAboutMe someone who thinks he's the greatest thing ever]] and [[ObviouslyEvil 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.]]
* ImpliedDeathThreat: Delivers one to Makoto in his CP Arcade.
--> '''Hazama''': [[spoiler:If you see [Tsubaki], would you let me know? I think it would be best if she... disappeared permanently.]]\\
'''Makoto''': [[spoiler:Wh-Wha-?! Why would you think I'd let you hurt any more of my friends?!]]\\
'''Hazama''': [[spoiler:Sheesh... you just had to remind me exactly how much of a nuisance ''you'' can be! [[PrepareToDie Perhaps you should share Tsubaki's fate.]]]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: To Rachel in her CS bad ending. But it does fit, given how much of a {{Troll}} he is.
--> '''Hazama''': "Note to self: tea makes you a drooling idiot."
* InvincibleVillain: Continuum Shift is him getting one over the entire cast. Even if you beat him in game, he acts like nothing even happened and calls it a "warm up". [[spoiler: ''Chronophantasma'' subverts this though by having Hakumen finally do him in.]]
** YouCantThwartStageOne: [[spoiler: Part of the reason the heroes couldn't defeat him in ''Continuum Shift'' was that Takamagahara was using him in their plan to destroy the Master Unit and would switch to a different timeline if things went awry. [[OutGambitted But look how that turned out...]]]]
* {{Irony}}[=/=]FatalFlaw: He is reliant on the timeline resets to predict his opponent's every move, so when the timeline resets are stopped in the True Ending of ''Continuum Shift'', [[spoiler: He ends up losing much of ability to play XanatosSpeedChess and Terumi gets offed by Hakumen.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: It's all about his enjoyment and what he sees as truth in the world: Despair, and the rest are lies. If other people dares think otherwise (which is probably ''everyone''), he'll damn make sure it's shoved into everyone else's asses until it's accepted.
** Hazama only sees value in things based on how useful they are to him. Anything that's useless or he can't control is meant to be either sacrificed or destroyed.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even worse than Jin and Luna combined, even when he's in his "mild mannered guise."
* KickTheDog: Constantly. [[spoiler:He feeds on people's (mainly Ragna's) hatred towards him, so kicking dogs is pretty helpful to him]].
* KickThemWhileTheyreDown: He gains a new Distortion Drive in ''Chronophantasma'' named Serpent's Unholy Wrath/Orochi Burensou ("Great Serpent Martial Tempering Burial").
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: While Terumi is slain by Hakumen in the True Ending of ''Chronophantasma'', Hazama is still unaccounted for.]]
* KnifeNut: Not only does he fight with his butterfly knives, but one of his moves has him throwing three other knives at his opponent.
* 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 demise at Hakumen's hand in ''Chronophantasma.'']]
* {{Leifmotif}}: ''Gluttony Fang'', a rather trolltastic piano peace. Like Ragna, he also has a boss theme for his Unlimited Form, ''Endless Despair'' for when he really wants to lay down the pain.
* LackOfEmpathy: Hazama's empathy for others is virtually nonexistent.
* LargeHam: Oh yes. When Terumi takes over, he even out-hams ''Shishigami''.
--> ''"This world is nothing but LIES LIES LIES LIES!!!!!!"''
* LaughablyEvil: Yes, he's a horrible, horrible human being (even though he's not actually human at this point), but his extremely crass personality, [[PopCulturedBadass constant references]] and hobby of [[MindRape Mind Raping]] people for the fun of it makes him a constant source of hilarious lines that all but ''force'' you to like him.
** ''Especially'' any time he shows up in a [[Funny/BlazBlue gag ending]].
* LaughingMad: More so than Arakune and Jin. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eZw0Bk_DLA Just listen to it.]] Taken UpToEleven in [[Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory the anime]].
* LifeDrain: His Unlimited self is surrounded by a green ring that will drain the life of the opponent slowly should they come close to him. His normal self's Overdrive also has it. The drain stops if he gets hit-stunned, though.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He and Relius are behind everything; it's not even worth putting a spoiler on. Even [[spoiler:Saya, who was abducted as a child by Terumi, and used by him and Relius as a "vessel."]]
** [[spoiler:Inverted in ''Chronophantasma'' - they mistook Izanami pulling their strings for the reverse.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:His method of coaxing Litchi to join NOL is to inform her that he knows a lot about Arakune, and the events surrounding him, then time it with the fact that Kokonoe is too busy hunting his ass to even help Litchi and her Boundary corruption is getting worse, prompting her to get desperate and join it. If that doesn't seem manipulative, remember that Litchi's corruption start acting up when she gets near the Azure Grimoire. Hazama is ''made'' from one, thus it can be concluded that Hazama purposely gets near her to have her corruption act up, putting her into desperation, and eventually joined NOL for the cure.]]
** Even more so, [[spoiler:his half-truth he feeds to Tsubaki, which drives her into wanting to kill Noel, her best friend. What he says afterwards just tacks on more total bastard points.]]
* MaskOfSanity: He's quite capable of appearing to be calm and polite.
* MindRape: According to WordOfGod, this is the side effect of being hit with Ouroboros. It also happens to be a hobby of his, and he admits it. He'll do it to people for no reason other than he feels like it at the time. Just ask Tager.
** He doesn't even use Ouroboros often, though; he [[BreakThemByTalking usually does it by speaking]]. The few times he uses Ouroboros for it, he uses it as a failsafe method (see: Tsubaki).
* MrFanservice: A story mode illustration shows him in a bathtub, completely naked, although water works as a CensorSteam. [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles Shiny sparkles]] included!
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: According to ''Chronophantasma's'' Library Guide, both his and Platinum's bodies were never recovered.]]
* NiceHat: So nice that he can seemingly materialize one from nowhere in the anime, and catches in some his sprites if he's hit.
* NightmareFetishist: In [[LethalChef Noel]]'s Gag Reel in ''Continuum Shift'', while everyone else is knocked out cold by her spiced puffer fish, he manages to keep eating. Not only that, he ''loves it''.
* ObviouslyEvil: Less so in ''Calamity Trigger'' due to his limited amount of screen time. In ''Continuum Shift'' it's clear that Hazama isn't even ''trying'' to hide his evil intentions anymore.
** He did try to hide his 'evil' with Litchi, but [[DevilInPlainSight that doesn't work on her and she's still suspicious of him]] [[spoiler:even when they're eventually on the same side.]]
* OffModel: Became infamous for this thanks to the story mode cutscenes. You can thank Creator/{{GONZO}} for that.
* OhCrap: He gets at least one moment like this near the end of his gag ending when Taokaka, Jubei, Kokonoe, and every single other Kaka and cat in Kagutsuchi start chasing after him in something similar to, like, a game of tag.
** He didn't even know that he put on too much catnip while taking his bath, hence why the mating/courtship behavior in the feline characters around him was uncontrollable.
** While the above example is in a more humorous vein, before things began getting outright silly he had a more serious "Oh crap" earlier in the gag reel when he was unwittingly backed into Jubei in the first place. It was one of the few moments in the game he showed genuine surprise, and perhaps even fear.
** [[spoiler:At the end of his ''CP'' Arcade run (''Hundred Years Visitor''), Terumi is outright ''mortified'' when Kokonoe evokes a Chronophantasma of [[PowerNullifier Celica]] right next to him. This is justified as [A] Terumi's Azure (and Ragna's) and Ouroboros shut down completely and [B] he was antagonizing [[GeniusBruiser Tager]] prior to the evocation. Further pissing that off would be... [[BullyingADragon unwise]].]]
--> '''Hazama:''' ''*Utterly terrified*'' You've gotta be kidding me...There's no way I--Phantom! You're listening, right? ''Get me out of here'' '''now! YESTERDAY!'''
** BringMyBrownPants: He admits he "damn near peed himself" at the ending of ''Slight Hope'' when [[spoiler:Makoto asked Tsubaki about Noel -- and [[SpannerInTheWorks flushed his plans at that very instant]]. For a [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]], this is the last thing you want to happen.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: Emphasis on maniac.
* {{Orochi}}: Some of his moves in Japanese has this in their names.
* PerpetualSmiler: An evil example. Hazama almost ''always'' wears a smile, even when Terumi takes over. However, [[PsychoticSmirk those smiles]] [[SlasherSmile are usually]] [[CheshireCatGrin signs of trouble]]. The smiles go away when things don't go his way.
* {{Pride}}: His other defining trait is that his sadism is matched solely by his arrogance.
* PopCulturedBadass: Dude's responsible for 60% of the game's shout-outs, everything from ''Franchise/StarWars'' to various anime.
* ThePowerOfHate: He relies on this trope.
* PsychoticSmirk: When Hazama is in control, he tends to give off these a lot. Terumi skips the subtlety and goes full blown SlasherSmile.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: A favorite subject for his [[BreakThemByTalking breaking speeches]], these invariably go on for several text boxes.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Relius's blue.
* RegeneratingMana: His Unlimited self in ''CP'' is able to regenerate MP if he uses Overdrive.
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Not only has he apparently retained his memories from each and every time loop, but it's heavily implied to be the cause of his insanity; he's been living through time loops longer than anyone (even Rachel), and after the millionth or so loop, he couldn't take it anymore and set out to end the loops and let the world die for good.
* {{Sadist}}: One of his defining traits is that he ''loves'' seeing others suffer, carrying all the requirements of a physical and psychological sadist.
* SarcasticClapping: Hazama does this whenever he loses a match due to a Time Up.
** Also in Jin's [[spoiler:arcade ending]].
* SarcasmMode:
** His recital of the NOL's BadassCreed.
** At the end of ''CS'' he claims he thought the heroes would be happy to see him.
** "That hurt me Noel, right here."
* SayMyName: '''AMATERASUUUUUUU!!!!!'''
* ShapingYourAttacks: His attacks are often accompanied by darkness that takes form of serpents.
* SharingABody: [[spoiler:Hazama is his own living entity made by Relius, while Terumi is a ghost inhabiting Hazama's body.]]
** [[spoiler: ''Chronophantasma'' [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs this]]. It is revealed that because of residual side effects of the Mind Eater curse on Terumi in the past, Hazama and Terumi's merge was incomplete, forcing them to remain as two separate identities inhabiting the same body and acting as one, Hazama being the dominant personality to save face in public and Terumi taking control when his cover has been blown, or when he wants to torture something (hence why they have two separate sets of story portraits). Rachel and the remaining Six Heroes take advantage of this by using Trinity's Muchorin to switch Terumi and Hazama's consciousness, forcing Terumi to the front side and Hazama to the backside to kill him directly. Not only do they manage to do that, but an unforeseen side effect incarnates Terumi into the physical world in a corporeal body of his own. (Hence why they appear as separate characters).]]
* SharpDressedMan: His outfit consists of a pimping suit almost as stylish as Valkenhayn's.
* ShirtlessScene: [[http://img709.imageshack.us/i/1278563889766.png/ This.]]
* {{Shoryuken}}: His Rising Fang special is a kick version, not unlike [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Rugal's Genocide Cutter]]. His DD, Serpent's Infernal Rapture, is also one.
* SicklyGreenGlow: Ouroboros' and its energy projections have this going for them. Y'know, just in case you were uncertain if you could catch the incoming snake apparition with your face without having to suffer bodily harm.
* SignatureMove: His Drive moves, as well as his Serpent's Infernal Rapture DD.
* SincerityMode: [[spoiler:To Makoto at the end of ''Slight Hope'', complete with KubrickStare.]]
--> [[spoiler:You're really starting to grate upon my nerves - sorry, but it's true. Relius was going to take care of you, but ''shit''... I just don't think I can '''WAIT''' that long...]]
* SirSwearsALot: Along with Ragna and Kokonoe. Oddly, however, it's what type of swear he uses that can indicate his mood. He throws out religious (damn, hell) and excretory (ass, shit, piss) swears like there's no tomorrow...
** PrecisionFStrike: ...but if he uses sexual swears or lingo, he's either pissed (prick, bitch, cockblock, FUBAR (fucked up beyond all recognition)) or disgusted (cock fight, circle jerk).
* SlasherSmile: Terumi's default expression when he takes over for Hazama.
** He flashes a '''huge''' one [[spoiler:in the True Ending of ''CS'' while in his ghost form]].
* SmugSnake: In almost every sense of the word. However, unlike the standard definition of this trope would imply, he's actually a lot more successful.
** SmugSuper[=/=]InsufferableGenius: His arrogance doesn't usually effect his plans.
* SmugSmiler
* SnakesAreEvil: [[SarcasmMode Gee, I never would've known.]]
* SNKBoss: He makes v-13 look like a chump (no small feat). He's incredibly fast when fought as a boss, and his super meter and drive meter have auto-gain properties. Oh, and he can also drain your health if he gets close to you or attacks you. Plus a brutal sky-high kick Distortion Drive that knocks off a third of your life...which he uses with wild abandon. And this kick is so insanely fast the computer [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard can and will counter anything and everything you throw at him with it.]]
* TheSociopath: People are just his stress toys, and he likes beating and humiliating those stress toys ''a lot''.
* SpoilerOpening: Even before the big reveal at the end of ''Calamity Trigger''[='s=] true ending, that close up of him in that game's opening made it clear that he would end up being a major player in the game's plot.
* [[StableTimeLoop Stable Continuum Loop]]: [[spoiler:Hazama's order to send Makoto to Ikaruga (direct or otherwise) is more than likely to keep her out of his hair while he [[MindRape mindrapes]] both Noel and Tsubaki. He learned about her dedication to her friends due to her interference with ''The Wheel of Fortune'', which is a result of her detour into the Cauldron at, you guessed it, the ruins in ''Ikaruga''! [[TemptingFate And on top of that, she learns about Relius' "random and untoward" interest in her and Tsubaki jumping to Zero to pursue Jin to Kagutsuchi and bring him back.]] [[DisasterDominoes Better pray she doesn't get the rest of the story from Hakumen...]]]]
* StealthInsult: He is known to drop these from time to time. His dialogue with Makoto in CS Arcade mode is utterly ''dripping'' with veiled contempt for her.
* StepfordSmiler: Type C, always wears a [[PerpetualSmiler permanent smile on his face]], but he's a [[AxCrazy complete]] [[OmnicidalManiac maniac.]]
* 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.
* 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: When he opens them.
* {{Synchronization}}: He is later hitched to [[spoiler:Terumi, who was seperated from him in ''Chronophantasma,'' though this appears to be different then a life link. When Hakumen slays Terumi with Time Killer, Hazama loses his strength and falls into the lake below.]]
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Even though he's technically a part of the NOL (as Hazama), he doesn't seem to like working with them. Likely because [[spoiler:Phantom and Relius]] often show up to remind him of the important work that needs to be done while he's in the middle of tormenting people. [[spoiler:Coupled with that, when the Imperator gives him orders, he flat-out ignores them, and will yell at her ("don't "cease" ''me''!").]]
** [[spoiler:Relius']] Arcade ending confirms that [[spoiler:they are both quite cooperative. Terumi had planned for Hazama to die at Relius' hand, at the exact moment Takamagahara was vulnerable.]] This also makes [[spoiler:Relius']] Arcade ending the only canon Arcade mode ending besides [[spoiler:Noel and Ragna/Hazama]]'s endings. In fact, much of the additional content in ''Extend'' reveals that the two of them are practically villainous best buddies. Even when fighting each other, their in-fight dialogue indicates that neither of them want to fight the other, and find the match pointless.
--->'''Hazama:''' This is dumb, can we stop?
** [[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.]]
* TemptingFate: "I'm going to need [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Major Garbage]] to keep [[HeartbrokenBadass Hakumen]] off my ass at a crucial moment. Oh, I know - I'll let her wander around Ikaruga without supervision, even though [[LoveInterest Major Pain-in-the-ass]], [[TrueCompanions First Lieutenant Defect, and the thrice-damned squirrel]] would be out looking for her. What's the worst that can happen?" [[spoiler:The list starts at [[SpannerInTheWorks the squirrel]], [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure goes]] [[WideEyedIdealist around]] [[TallDarkAndSnarky the]] [[HeelFaceTurn block]], and ends with [[TheAtoner Trinity]] and [[OneHitKill Hakumen]]. [[OutGambitted It's been fun.]] [[KilledOffForReal Don't come back.]]]]
* TermsOfEndangerment: He calls Ragna "little puppy" and "Rags"(Ragna-kun) when in conversation with him.
* ThemeNaming: Most of the names of his special moves not counting his Astral Finish usually have something to do with snakes or venom (or also sickles in the Japanese version). Some examples include: Venom Sword/Jabaki ("Snake Blade Fang"), Wind Serpent's Fang/Hirentotsu ("Flying Sickle Thrust"), Serpent's Benediction/Jasetsu ("Serpent Temple"), and Serpent's Infernal Rapture/Jayoku Houtenjin ("Snake Wing Crumbling Heaven Blade").
* 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, Hazama 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.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Boiled eggs.
** To the point that ''[[Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory Alter Memory]]'' features an over one minute-long scene of Hazama eating five boiled eggs ''and nothing else'' while making phonecalls.
* {{Troll}}: A prime example. Terumi/Hazama's such a troll, having tons of traits that could be seen in internet trolls, that he has been officially christened the [[Pantheon/{{Hatred}} god of Trolling]], [[spoiler:though it's likely he'll be deposed in light of the events of ''Chronophantasma''. Since he is sustained by people hating him, trolling people is actually a ''survival tactic'' for Hazama/Terumi.]]
* VariableLengthChain: His Nox Nyctores: Ouroboros. In gameplay, it has a unique touch in that when it hits his opponent at certain lengths for each version of his D moves, it'll do less damage via a "marked dead zone".
* VillainEpisode: His ''Continuum Shift'' Story Mode.
* VillainProtagonist: He's this during his story mode, just like Relius.
* VillainousBreakdown: If his fun is interrupted or his plans go awry beyond recovery in an iteration, his temper disintegrates, but he can recompose himself after the incident is resolved. [[spoiler:The infamous ending of ''Slight Hope'' has '''permanently''' diminished his tolerance of Makoto, however.]]
* 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 Grimiore, 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]]. '''[[CriticalExistenceFailure Permanently]]'''.]]
* VillainsNeverLie: ''Most of the time.''
** WillNotTellALie: Again, ''most of the time''.
* WeaksauceWeakness: His joke ending reduces him to a sneezing, suffering plaything for the Kaka cats, due to his allergies. They're not significant enough to paralyze him against Tao alone, but prolonged exposure to her, two Kaka kittens, Jubei, and Kokonoe all at once leave him a wreck. That's what he gets for [[ItMakesSenseInContext bathing in catnip]].
** This comes back to haunt him [[spoiler:in Bang's CP gag reel, where Round 3 of the "King of Men" competition involves Kaka tickle torture.]]
* [[WhyDoesItHaveToBeSnakes Why Does It Have to be Cats?]]: He's highly allergic to cats. This is pretty much a source of hilarity in the gag reels.
* WhyWontYouDie[=/=]PrepareToDie: "DIE ALREADY!!"
** Also, "DIEEEEDIEDIEDIEDIE!!"
* WouldHitAGirl: He actually seems to derive some sick pleasure from hurting women in particular. Just ask [[KickThemWhileTheyreDown Rachel]], [[BeatingADeadPlayer Tsubaki]] and [[BerserkButton Makoto]]. This is to make us hate him all the more.
* WouldHurtAChild: Yet another reason to hate him. While he doesn't get off on hurting kids as much as he does hurting women, he won't hesitate to do so if he feels like it.
** [[spoiler: In Carl's CS Bad Ending, Carl stumbles onto his plot by accident and Hazama flips out, butchering Ada and breaking Carl completely, only killing him after he was done with him.]]
** [[spoiler: In Platinum's CS Bad Ending, after Platinum fights Carl, Hazama decides to use both her and Carl as the catalyst for Kusanagi.]]
** [[spoiler: In ''Chronophantasma'''s True Ending, after Hakumen slays Terumi with Time Killer, Hazama uses the last of his fading strength to stab Platinum while she's distracted in one final, twisted act of revenge, causing the two of them to fall off a cliff.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
* YoureInsane: Anyone could say this to him, and most likely it has happened on a few occasions. But oddly enough, he asks Jubei if he's completely insane in his gag ending when Jubei says he just wants to smell him until he's completely satisfied. And what makes it played for even more laughs is when he asks why they can't just fight or something and can't even finish saying that he thought he hated him because Jubei's too busy smelling him. He's not too happy about that. "Can't you wait until I'm finished TALKING?!"

[[/folder]]

!!Introduced in ''Continuum Shift II ([=Console/PSP/3DS Version=])''

[[folder:Mu-12]]
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[[caption-width-right:280:The Sword of the Godslayer. [[ACupAngst Still flat]].]]

--> ''"I have arrived, reborn as Kusanagi. The destroyer of all living creatures. I AM DEATH!"''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanakoKondo / Creator/CristinaValenzuela, Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (CS2 Arcade Mode)

-> This is the form that Noel takes after being converted to her original Murakumo Unit form. She is being mind-controlled by Terumi and her hatred for the world has now been dialed UpToEleven. Seeing as how she is the TrueFinalBoss of Story Mode, she is a secret character who can be unlocked by beating the True Ending or by downloading her via the PlayStation Network Store or Xbox Live Marketplace.

-> Confirmed as a returning character in ''Chronophantasma''. It has been revealed that Noel has willingly allowed herself to be transformed back into her true self by Rachel in order to save Tsubaki.

-> Her Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: ''Wrath Blade'' and ''cloudless sky''.

-> Her Drive, '''Steins Gunner''', allows her to create small orbs of energy that can be used to fire lasers everywhere. Her Overdrive is '''Steins Gazer''', which makes her orbs fire lasers constantly until the Overdrive duration ends (or until she detonates them). Her ''CS'' Astral Finish, '''Sword of the Godslayer''' traps the opponent in a crystal as she conjures up her sword, Kusanagi, which is engulfed in flames. She then slices the crystal prison in half, with the opponent still inside. In the third game, it has a different animation: After trapping the opponent in the crystal, instead of lifting them and slashing them once she spreads her Murakumo petals and they transform into 8 Kusanagi swords that are supercharged with energy. The swords converge around the crystal and explode, reducing the surrounding area to a nuclear wasteland.

[[hardline]]
* ArcSymbol: Her symbol is also the ''CS''' logo.
* AttackDrone: Her Drive's function in a nutshell. She can also fire a laser to the drones to damage the opponent, or detonate them.
* BareYourMidriff: Apparently, "stomach protection" wasn't in Relius' blueprints for the Murakumo Units' armor, but the other two have latex covering their torsos. Some of her {{Palette Swap}}s colour her stomach so that it looks like she is wearing latex like the other Murakumo Units.
* BeamSpam: Fighting her is the equivalent of a BulletHell.
* BecomeYourWeapon: She's normally separated from her weapon. In order to access her battle form, she merges with it.
* {{BFS}}: The sword on her back, appropriately named Kusanagi. She can also summon one giant sword to cut the helpless enemy (CS) or 8 (CP) in her Astral Heat.
* BilingualBonus: While it's part of the Greek alphabet ThemeNaming, check out [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu_%28negative%29 what "mu" means in Japanese]]. Her idle quote while standing completely still?
--> ''"[[CreepyMonotone I don't need]]...''[[NothingIsScarier anything]]''."''
* BonusBoss: If you do not continue and get at least 3 Astral Finishes throughout ''Continuum Shift II'', a special cutscene occurs where Terumi decides you're worth being a test subject for her battle capabilities. This starts out cool and all, but then you notice that her name is glowing pink.
** SNKBoss: The glowing pink name means she's in her Unlimited mode, which is '''ten times more broken than Hazama's''', and 20 times as frustrating as ''Calamity Trigger's'' Unlimited Ragna. And good luck beating her at Level 999 Abyss...
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In ''Continuum Shift''
** HeelFaceTurn: In the true ending of ''Continuum Shift''. Persists into ''Chronophantasma''.
* ChargedAttack: She can hold the Drive button to summon a drone that fires a delayed, stronger laser.
* ContraltoOfDanger: As Noel, her voice is high and peppy. Her voice ''tumbles'' when she's in Mu form, even after Noel gains control there's a noticeable difference in tone whenever she uses this form.
* DeathSeeker: While under Terumi's control, some of her quotes seem to point to this. "If the world dies so will I!"
* DeflectorShields: One of her moves makes a diamond-shaped shield around her that acts like Hakumen's counter drive. If the opponent hits her, they get blown across the screen.
* DifficultButAwesome: Somewhat; due to how her Drive works, one must know well where to put the drone and when they start shooting, as wrong move can make the pressure stop.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: When not wearing the actual Murakumo armour, she is simply wearing [[ZettaiRyouiki thigh-high]] toeless stockings.
* DontLookAtMe: When facing off against Ragna in ''Chronophantasma'' she yells not to stare at her in their pre-battle banter. He insists that he's not. Her reaction makes sense considering it's actually Noel in control now and she's [[{{Stripperiffic}} hardly a stone's throw away from being naked.]]
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: Her character theme is, appropriately enough, Sword of Doom.
* DownloadableContent: That is, if you don't bother playing Story Mode.
%% Don't add EvilIsSexy here. It's already in the YMMV tab.
* EnergyBall: Her Arrows of Heaven move throws these.
* EyeColorChange: Noel's eyes are originally green. As Mu they turn blue.
* FlyingWeapon: Much like her "sisters" before her, [[RazorWings the floating 8 blades]]. She doesn't use them as much, however.
* FragileSpeedster[=/=]GlassCannon: Much like the other Murakumo units, they deal high damage and are fast, but have little health.
* FrickinLaserBeams:
** Her Drive lets her create [[AttackDrone laser turrets.]]
** Her Totsuka Blade move lets her fire a laser that [[ReflectingLaser jumps from drone to drone before flying towards her enemy.]]
** Her Blessed Mirror/Yata no Kagami DD is a stronger version of the above.
* {{Invocation}}: Her Astral Finish. "The seven celestial gods! The world created by the hands of the gods. Everything is false! Everything is a lie! The final days have come! Now, let everything be destroyed!"
* LaserBlade: Her swords [[PowerGlows glow]] in most attacks, giving the impression of this.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Sword of Doom'', a sinister peace that describes her hate for the world. ''Sword of Doom II'' kinda flips the script, fans jokingly call it ''Sword of Salvation''.
* LightIsNotGood: Wears a primarily light outfit, and has various [[LightEmUp light powers]] like a PillarOfLight transformation, {{Laser Blade}}s and tons of FrickingLaserBeams.
** LightIsGood: As of ''Chronophantasma''.
* MadnessMantra:
--> "''Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! HATE! HATE! HATE! Destroy the world! Destroy '''everything'''!''"
* MindControlEyes: While under Terumi's control in ''Continuum Shift'', her blue eyes are completely devoid of pupils.
* MotiveRant: Her alternate Astral Finish quote.
--> ''"Why...? The world you have wished for... is filled with pain, agony and despair. It will continue to collapse upon itself. That kind of world is unnecessary!"''
* TheNicknamer: Never calls anyone by name, instead using titles that reflect their role. Thus, Ragna is "The Black Beast", Jin is "The Endbringer", Terumi is "The True Evil" and so on. Annulled in ''Chronophantasma''.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''Kusanagi the Godslaying Sword/Sword of the Godslayer''. Additionally, "Mu" can mean the twelfth letter of the Greek alphabet or the original state of nothingness.
* OccultBlueEyes: Her blue eyes contrast with the green eyes Noel Vermillion had before she was "tempered".
* OminousLatinChanting[=/=]ImageSong: In addition to the former in her theme, there are also vocals sung by the opera vocalist from Awakening the Chaos, Nu's theme. In ''Chronophantasma'', the vocalist is replaced with a new one.
* OrbitingParticleShield: Her Unlimited self in ''CP'' gains a new DD that involves her drones spinning around her and hitting anyone who comes close multiple times.
* RedBaron: Has a variety of nicknames depending on who is talking to/about her. Notably "Sword of the Godslayer" and "Girl of Distortions"
* ReflectingLaser: Her Totsuka Blade special and Blessed Mirror DD has her firing a laser towards her drones which then reflects to the other ones before reflecting towards the foe. [[SituationalDamageAttack Depending on the positioning and the amount of the drones active,]] the moves can deal a few or a lot of damage.
* RoboSpeak: Mu's post-battle quotes in ''CS'' all sound like something out of a computer program.
-->'''Mu:''' [[BadassNormal Target]]'s resistance to seithr exceeds established parameters... Executing research protocols...
* ShouldersOfDoom: Appropriately enough, and thankfully so, too, else even less of what she's wearing would count as "clothes".
* SignatureMove: Her Drive moves.
* StrawNihilist: She wants to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the world]] and [[KillEmAll everybody in it]]. During her Astral she even rants about how corrupt and evil the world is and asks why her opponent resists. [[spoiler:This is due to Terumi's influence; in ''Chronophantasma'' she sheds this trope completely.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Mocked in one podcast by composer Daisuke Ishiwatari:
--> "Armor is protective gear, right? What is this protecting?"
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] [[spoiler:in ''Chronophantasma''. When fighting against Ragna, Noel is overcome by embarrassment and yells at him not to stare at her. He insists that he isn't. [[ShipTease She doesn't have this kind of reaction with anyone besides Ragna.]]]]
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: To Noel at first, but becomes just plain a old SuperMode in ''Chronophantasma''.
* ThemeNaming: Most of her moves' names are references to Japanese mythology.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:The moment Ragna defeats her after she has already defeated Hakumen and Jin, repeatedly saying "Hate hate hate hate hate!" over and over, right before Ragna sacrifices his left arm to turn her back into Noel.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: "I'm not human. I'm a doll. A doll. A doll."
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: In Continuum Shift, the manifestation of all of the traumatic moments Noel has been put through.
* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Number 12]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Makoto Nanaya]]
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[[caption-width-right:280:[[HiddenDepths A girl of many assets.]] [[labelnote:*]][[DistractedByTheSexy Eyes up]] [[CutenessProximity and front]], damnit.[[/labelnote]] ]]

-->''"My soul burns with the heat of a thousand suns! Behold the power of YOUTH!"''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Tomomi Isomura / Creator/CindyRobinson

-> A fellow classmate of Noel, Jin and Tsubaki from the Academy. She entered the Academy for the financial benefit NOL provided to her family. She's a [[CuteMonsterGirl Squirrel Beastkin]], giving her incredible physical strength and reflexes. Unfortunately, because of her squirrel-ness she was the victim of extreme FantasticRacism from many others, including her classmates. Noel and Tsubaki protected her from them, and became fast friends. Responds with great {{Squee}} to anything cute, including Taokaka and Noel in one of the "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!" skits, and ''[[{{Shotacon}} Carl]]'' in a flashback in Noel's story mode. [[AllThereInTheManual She ends up in the Intelligence Department of the NOL]] (the same division as Hazama). She wields a pair of tonfas and [[{{Stripperific}} wears next-to-nothing]].

-> Her Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: ''friendship'' and ''Bonds''. Her story mode playthrough in the second game is named ''Slight hope''.

->Her Drive, '''Impact''', charges a meter that when released performs an attack of damage equivalent to the meter (think playing those old-school golf games which require proper timing for maximum efficiency). In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Chronophantasma]]'', her Overdrive is '''Galaxia Impact''', which automatically makes all of her Drive attacks Level G, augmenting their damage and granting additional properties. Her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcBDEfxvfi0 Astral]], '''Planet Crusher''', propels her forward with a dashing gut punch, followed by some RapidFireFisticuffs that would make [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] and [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Jotaro]] proud, and finally [[MegatonPunch uppercutting]] her opponent all the way to the Moon causing it to [[DetonationMoon break apart into several pieces]].

[[hardline]]
* AbnormalAmmo: Her Unlimited self in ''CP'' has a move where she throws an acorn upward which will hit the enemy as it falls. It does ScratchDamage, but it is useful for combos.
* AcePilot: Assumes the role of one in Tager's ''Chronophantasma'' gag reel.
* ActionGirl: Par for the course in a FightingGame series, but Makoto is quite active in pursuing the best interests of her friends and family even by those standards.
* {{Adorkable}}: ''Continuum Shift'' shows that she's into natural history... and HumongousMecha.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:In her bad ending in the second game]].
* AscendedExtra: As with all of the Continuum Shift editions, but she's notable to be the only one to actually put a real schism in Hazama's plans, [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom albeit unwittingly]]. She's one of the few who he actually worries about and tries to deal with, especially since she knows some info that's detrimental to his plans.
* AssKicksYou: Her reverse throw knocks her opponents flat on their backs, followed by her jumping on and landing butt-first on them. Also similar looking is one of her jumping 2C attacks (though her tail covers her butt when she does this).
* AwesomeButImpractical: Her Unlimited form in ''Continuum Shift'' has an AwesomeButImpractical secret Distortion Drive, as well. It actually does MORE damage than her [[FinishingMove Astral Heat]] (6601 damage vs [[MemeticMutation OVER 9000]] damage), but still takes 100 heat, rather than the 50 heat most Distortion moves use.
* {{Badass}}: Those who skipped out on post-vanilla ''Continuum Shift'' are in for quite a shock at how hardcore she truly is.
* BadassAdorable: Awwww, look at those cute little ears and that big bushy tail. Make her angry, and [[OhCrap they'll probably be the last thing you'll ever see]] [[MegatonPunch before you're shot into the next zip code, fist class]].
* BadassCreed: The same one as all the other NOL members, save Relius, in CS. Occasionally {{subverted|Trope}} in that she can't remember the whole thing - it's played straight when she gets it right.
--->'''[[{{Troll}} Hazama]]''': "Don't think this won't show up on your next review!"
--->'''Jin''': "*''sigh''* You just never change, do you?"
--->'''Tsubaki''': "You're gonna practice that until you get it right."
--->'''Noel''': "I had to work really super hard to memorize that, you know?"
** There's also this gem, a parody of Bang's intro:
---->'''Makoto:''' ''The heavens, the earth, and a million squirrels call to me! [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments ............ Huh? What? They don't?]]''
* BadassNormal: [[PlayingWithATrope Toyed with.]] Amongst the cast, she has no known armagus-grade weaponry, no Boundary control, and no sorcerous powers. The other beastkin in the cast are [[BadassGrandpa of the Six Heroes]] [[LamarckWasRight or descendants thereof]], and yet she can still hold her own against all of them. Only Bang is more normal ([[spoiler:he has the Nox Nyctores Rettenjou - [[PowerNullifier and cannot use it under normal circumstances]], [[HowDoIShotWeb even if he knew]]]]).
* {{Beat the Curse Out Of H|im}}er: To Tsubaki in ''Chronophantasma''.
** In Arcade Mode, Makoto faces Tsubaki in both Sealed Armament and Zero-Type modes. [[spoiler:Mind Eater lapses, but Izanami enforces it to keep the fight going.]]
** Tries again in Story Mode [[spoiler:alongside Jin and Noel under Kokonoe's Eclipse Field]]. [[spoiler:The group effort is a complete success.]]
** {{Reconstruct|ion}}ed: [[spoiler:The entire point of Jin's operation was to wrest Mind Eater so Tsubaki could escape Izanami's control herself. His power of order, combined with Makoto and Noel's talents, were all necessary to make it happen.]]
* BerserkButton: Makoto makes it clear that hurting her friends is a bad idea.
** TranquilFury: When the button is pressed, she suddenly gets very serious and quiet in contrast to her regularly ditzy and loud self.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Really fun to be around, but harm any of her friends and...BANG! ZOOM! Straight to the moon.
** GoodIsNotSoft: And if you happen to be Hazama (who she already distrusts), even that provocation isn't necessary, not that it stops him.
* BigEater / HyperactiveMetabolism: She did that prior to her appearance in the first "Teach Me Miss Litchi" episode (and ''climbed a tree'' just to burn it all out!). Also, one of her victory speeches hints at it:
-->'''Makoto:''' *yawn* Now I'm hungry!
* BiTheWay: Between Makoto's commentary with Platinum (see {{Fetish}} below), her protective nature with Noel and Tsubaki, and a kiss with Mai in the ''Remix Heart'' manga and with Tsubaki in a scene from ''Calamity Trigger Reconstruction'', she's all but outright stated to be at least bisexual. WordOfGod confirms that she wound up filling the yuri gap Tsubaki left when [[http://www.4gamer.net/games/178/G017851/20140618001/ her own concept was changed]] ([[http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2014/jun/22/blazblue-creator-toshimichi-mori-tsubaki-was-originally-conceptualised-lesbian-yuri-character/ translation here]]). Though Mori says here that he's "not capable at writing Yuri material" which probably explains why this trope is in play for her.
** On the guy side, she has plenty of ShipTease with Jin, but she keeps away given Tsubaki's known crush on him. She likes Valkenhayn's maturely-rugged good looks, had a humorous {{Shotacon}} reaction towards Carl, and is one of the girls affected by the Spectacles of Eros that Ragna wears. Furthermore, ''Chronophantasma'' heavily implies that she had sex with Kagura at least once (he even calls her "Lover #3"), though she (unconvincingly) denies it.
* BoisterousBruiser: A rare female example.
* BookDumb / DumbMuscle: Her evaluation in ''Remix Heart'' states that her physical abilites are outstandingly high, but she has no appreciation for studying. [[CharacterDevelopment Doesn't stop her from leveling in IQ]] by the time ''Slight Hope'' rolls around. [[FridgeBrilliance Then again, no amount of aptitude will impress]] [[FantasticRacism a thoroughly prejudiced mind]]...
** BrokenAce: She's exceptionally strong (of body and [[{{Determinator}} will]]), tough, and nimble, has a [[NiceGuy compassionate]] and [[HotBlooded energetic]] personality, and is [[ObfuscatingStupidity surprisingly smart]] [[GeniusDitz and perceptive]] - she can easily change herself to fit any situation for the sake of her friends. It's what she ''can't'' change [[FantasticRacism that people virulently hated her over]], [[FridgeBrilliance and this hatred had a massive negative impact on her development into an adolescent]].
* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Boxing Ninja Squirrel Schoolgirl]]
* [[FreakinessShame But Your Squirrel Ears And Tail Are Beautiful]]: Non-romantic ([[LesYay we think]]) example, with Noel holding this opinion.
* ButtMonkey: So far, she's been blown up ''twice'' (Tager's gag reel and Rachel's gag reel), been compared to [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Scooby Doo]] (Carl's gag reel), forced to sample [[LethalChef Noel's]] cooking (Noel's gag reel), been pummelled by Platinum's MagicalGirl squad (Platinum's gag reel), and been an unwilling participant in an experiment involving swapping bodies with Ragna and Jin (Relius' gag reel). [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender Slapstick really does cross gender boundaries.]]
* CatSmile: Shows from time to time. Justified - squirrel beastkin.
** PuppyDogEyes: Much rarer, but also shows. Expect extreme {{squee}} or a {{nerdgasm}} if she shows both at the same time.
* ChargedAttack: Her Drive is pretty much this. By extension, many of her specials that use her D button (including Distortion Drives) can also be charged for further effectiveness.
* ChekhovsGunman: Same deal as Tsubaki.
* CloseRangeCombatant: Unorthodox projectile aside, Makoto's repertoire of attacks have her in arm's reach of the opponent at all times.
* CounterAttack: Her Space Counter special.
* CuteBruiser: Emphasis on the "bruiser" part, her punches can send anyone flying across the screen.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: A result of wall-to-wall FantasticRacism. While we don't know enough to thwart the [[MarySue Sue accusations]], every sign suggests that prior to meeting [[TrueCompanions Noel and Tsubaki]], Makoto's childhood ''sucked''.
** BreakTheCutie: Our biggest hint as to how deep this rabbit hole goes? [[spoiler:Relius' {{mindrape}} of Makoto in her '''notorious''' [[MultipleEndings Bad Ending]] - said childhood has to be particularly brutal if being forced to relive it in mere minutes ''[[DespairEventHorizon shatters]]'' an otherwise PluckyGirl.]]
** InterspeciesFriendship: The cure for many of her pains was her best buds Noel and Tsubaki - only time and possibly Valkenhayn can heal the rest. She recently ascended as [[Pantheon/{{Friendship}} the goddess of this trope]].
** JerkassFacade: A coping method for said FantasticRacism. Only after being called out by Tsubaki and [[WideEyedIdealist unconditionally accepted by Noel]] does her mask crack, and she begins to [[CharacterDevelopment grow past her bitterness]].
** RantInducingSlight: Mocking her humanity and/or race will get you a sharp vocal retort in seconds (if not a well-placed hit on the jaw), no matter how well she can deflect other insults or taunts.
* DeadlyLunge: As her Unlimited self, her normal Drive moves can move her across the screen.
* {{Determinator}} / PluckyGirl: Don't let the happy-go-lucky demeanor fool you; ''nothing'' [[spoiler:short of Relius's prescribed overdose of MindRape]] will stop her from saving Noel and Tsubaki. Hazama's [[KnifeNut knives]], his [[BreakThemByTalking bull]][[BlatantLies shit]], the [[TheEmpire NOL officers]] under his command, even [[spoiler:being flung through the frickin' ''[[EldritchLocation Boundary]]'']]... none of that is going to cut it.
* DetonationMoon: Her Astral Finish smashes the moon to bits.
* [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Did Makoto Just Flip Off Terumi?]]: Twice in ''Slight Hope''.
* TheDitz: She comes across (especially in the Academy flashbacks) as bubbly and dim...
** GeniusDitz: ...but she's one of the smarter characters, and ''Slight Hope'' demonstrates that her Intelligence abilities are pretty much second to none.
*** StreetSmart: Aforementioned DarkAndTroubledPast is suggested to be the ''source'' of said Intelligence abilities, and she hits every point dead-on.
** ObfuscatingStupidity: To wit, she attended the Academy on scholarship, graduated into the NOL's Intelligence Division [[spoiler:and became a DoubleAgent for Sector Seven and NOL Ikaruga, easily discovered the rejected Saya/Noel cache in Ibukido, and ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome broke one of Hazama's plans in half]]''.]]
** SmarterThanYouLook: Hazama [[LampshadeHanging says this about her]] word for word prior to their fight at the end of her CS Arcade mode.
* DoppelgangerSpin: One of her attacks (Asteroid Vision) splits her in three, where the position of the real Makoto depends on which button the player used to input the command, [[ConfusionFu with a number of different ways to follow up.]]
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:While working as an Intelligence officer for the NOL, she also doubles as a spy for Sector Seven. Drops out of this in ''CP''.]]
* DownloadableContent: The first [[DownloadableContent DLC]] playable character in {{fighting game}}s, released on August 5, 2010 and costs 560 Microsoft Points (360) or $7.00.
* DualTonfas: Her WeaponOfChoice. Subverted in that she rarely uses them as such. Her actual fighting style is more along the lines of [[BoxingBattler boxing]] and the tonfas seem to simply add a little extra punch to her attacks.
* DumbAndDrummer: [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=635307 One of the Drama CD covers]] has Makoto depicted as the drummer of a four-man band. Subverted; she's not as dumb as the stereotype suggests.
** AllDrummersAreAnimals: She certainly has the build for it, though.
* EnergyBall: Her Comet Cannon has her deploy one. It doesn't immediately move forward unless you do a followup attack.
* ExtremityExtremist: As befits her boxing concept, most of her attacks are strong punches. She only has one or two kicks, and also a few attacks with her tail.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:In her bad ending, she's turned into an organic doll by Relius, ForcedToWatch as he uses her body for his twisted experiments, [[AndIMustScream with no way to express her terror]].]]
* {{Fetish}}: Makoto has a ''lot'' of turn-ons, ranging from the mundane to the outright bizarre. After fighting Platinum in ''Continuum Shift II'':
-->''"Are you a boy? A girl? Oh man, I'm starting to get a little... NO! Bad Makoto! Now is not the time to embrace a new dirty little fetish... darn it..."''
* FighterMageThief: Of her group of friends, she's The Fighter, being a noted bruiser and not having particularly high Ars Magus aptitude scores.
* FingerlessGloves: Justified, as [[BoxingBattler she is primarily a boxer]]. The [[DualTonfas tonfas]] are strapped on her wrists.
* FlungClothing: Like Noel, she throws off her jacket when entering a battle. She wears a NOL Intel coat and beret in ''CS'' and an independent (Sector Seven?) coat in ''CP''.
* FunPersonified: Who ''wouldn't'' want to hang out with Makoto? [[spoiler:Well, besides Hazama...]]
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Some of Makoto's abilities mesh well between story and gameplay.
** ConfusionFu: In gameplay, Makoto's special attacks are meant to be used in mind games, to surprise and confuse foes and to punish careless approach. [[DopplegangerSpin Asteroid Vision]] has a large number of ways to follow up on its own, [[EnergyBall Comet Cannon]] is laid out as a mine before being (optionally) shot forward, and [[{{Shoryuken}} Corona Upper]] and [[CounterAttack Space-Counter]] come out of nowhere. In story, Makoto appears to be a {{ditz}}, but can show surprising bouts of insight even when not [[TranquilFury triggered]], making it harder to tell if and when her act of ObfuscatingStupidity is just an act, to the point where functional omniscience or blind luck are outright ''required'' to reliably counter her.
*** In ''Chronophantasma 2.0'', input changes amp this trope up another notch - 214 [[labelnote:*]]quarter-circle down-to-back[[/labelnote]] is the usual Asteroid Vision input, but folks [[SchmuckBait who try to beat her to the punch]] may get Space-Countered instead.
** MadeOfIron: In gameplay, she's high in the Primer tally (5); she's beaten by Tager alone. In story, she intentionally tanks abuse from several bullies and, later, a long fall from Noel and Tsubaki, both in ''Heart to Heart''. In the present day, her "defeated" pose, like after locking horns with Hazama (who is her ''first'' opponent in ''Slight Hope'') suggests she can still put up a fight, and this extends to her CS Arcade ending as well.
** MusclesAreMeaningless: In story, she punches down a stubborn door, craters the ground at Carl's feet with one punch, and carries Tsubaki off in an EffortlessAmazonianLift at a dead sprint. In gameplay, her [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom Impact drive]] can send opponents flying, and that's without factoring Planet Crusher into the equation.
** UnskilledButStrong: She was a [[TierInducedScrappy goddess of war]] in ''CSII'', but was subsequently nerfed in ''Extend''. In gameplay, her primary means of defeating opponents is punching them, instead of utilizing weapons, magic, or other fancy powers, but she still puts up a solid fight. In story, Jin notes her ars magus aptitude is average, but her physical tests are off the charts. As for actual fights, she handily defeats [[spoiler:a simulacrum of]] Noel or Tsubaki, and a match with Tager was interrupted by Kokonoe before a winner could be decided.
*** Hakumen's arcade commentary has him impressed by her "untainted power". Make of that what you will.
* GenkiGirl: The best way to describe her would be "hyper", especially [[BoisterousBruiser when she's in a fight]].
* GottaGetYourHeadTogether: While not depicted, Makoto usually complains about her head [[spoiler:when something tampers with her soul]], as shown in ''Slight Hope'' and ''Bonds''. Likewise, [[spoiler:Relius' {{mindrape}} is described as "a hand squeezing Makoto's brain".]]
* GutFeeling: One of the sharpest in the entire cast. Makoto almost has a sixth sense about her friends (she can tell if they're in trouble, just not ''what'' the trouble consists of) and she can tell if someone is trustworthy - while she is supportive of many of the cast members, she never trusted Hazama ''for any reason at all'', no deception required.
** Speaking of Hazama, her Arcade commentary with Terumi reveals that [[HateAtFirstSight she hates him more than Hazama]], [[UpToEleven something she personally never thought possible]]. Given how Hazama and Terumi are [[LiteralSplitPersonality related]], she is justified in her opinion of him; given Hazama's relationship with Makoto, [[BerserkButton the feeling is likely mutual]].
* HopeBringer: For those that know Makoto, she has this effect on them. ''Desperation'' actually describes her as "a beacon of hope, comfort and friendship".
** Her story in ''Extend'' is titled ''Slight Hope''. [[Fridge/BlazBlue Think about that for a second.]]
** {{Foil}}: Put her and [[HopeCrusher Hazama]] in the same room; he ''will'' try to kill her within the first five minutes.
* HotBlooded: Almost as much as Bang. She even lampshades this.
--> ''"Noel, please embrace... my overflowing spirit!"''
* {{Idiot|Hair}} HairAntennae: And she's not an idiot.
* TheImmune: Downplayed. While nobody is outright ''immune'' to seithr corruption, Makoto's lack thereof is noted on multiple occasions in Arcade mode.
--> '''Lambda''': ...Detecting a high resistance to the effects of seithr... target's rate of degeneration is 0.2% of normal...\\
'''Mu''' (CS): Target's resistance to seithr exceeds established parameters. Executing research protocols...\\
'''Hakumen''' (CP): So there are still souls in this world as pure as yours. I suggest you cherish that rare commodity, for the sake of us all...\\
'''Nu''' (CP): Target has a strong resistance to seithr... Surrounding seithr eroding at a rate of 0.2%.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Does this a lot. Example:
-->'''Makoto:''' Press start to continue.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Alexandrite''.
* LightningBruiser: Okay defense stats, good mobility, and high offensive power, but tempered by short range.
* LittleBitBeastly: She's a Squirrel Beastkin - A half-human hybrid with the ears and tail of a squirrel.
* TheMcCoy: To Tsubaki's [[TheSpock Spock]] and Noel's [[TheKirk Kirk]].
* MeaningfulName: "Makoto" (誠) can mean "honesty" or "sincerity", two traits that she exhibits a lot.
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Suffers from a nasty case of this in her [[DownerEnding Bad Ending]], courtesy of Relius Clover. It's in the [[NightmareFuel/BlazBlue Nightmare Fuel]] page '''for very good reasons'''. Her ''Help Me, Professor Kokonoe'' segment even starts with Makoto still screaming in agony from that treatment.]]
* MoralityPet: to Jin (one of two).
* MsFanservice: Her outfit and overall appearance has been well received by many fans. Shortly after her announcement as a DLC character, and a full image of her outfit, fan arts almost immediately sprouted. Said outfit possesses both [[{{Stripperiffic}} hot]] and [[RuleOfCool cool]] elements, both past and present.
** BareYourMidriff: Even as a kid!
** BarefootPoverty: House Nanaya has been strapped for money, and Amanefied!Makoto is barefoot. Coincidence?
** BoobsOfSteel: Third largest of the cast (surpassed by Litchi and Bullet) and freakishly strong.
** DangerouslyShortSkirt: ''Straps'' hold it in place! And if you try to sneak a peek, she'll [[RapidFireFisticuffs punch you out so quick you'll forget you even exist]].
** DistractedByTheSexy: Several characters are clearly distracted by her knockers during their intro with her.
*** [[MyEyesAreUpHere "Hello! Eyes! Up here!"]]: Ragna's focus in ''Chronophantasma'' goes from [[CutenessProximity her tail]] to her rack, and Makoto is quite aware.
** {{Gainaxing}}: Easily comparable to Litchi. She bounces in tune to her own theme ("Alexandrite") as well.
*** She never wore a bra during the Academy days, either. "You just never change, do you?"
** SleevesAreForWimps: Even as a kid!
** {{Stripperific}}: And it ends up being hilariously lampshaded by Kokonoe in her HMPK segment:
--> '''Kokonoe''': "Who goes out dressed like that? How do you live, knowing you're one strong breeze or sudden cough away from a massive wardrobe malfunction?"
** {{Underboobs}}: One of her two defining features. The other being her squirrel tail. Her top is explicitly left loose in front after being Amanefied.
** WhoWearsShortShorts: A pair of spandex shorts after being Amane-fied.
** ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A
* NeckLift: Makoto's forward throw has her lift her opponent up this way before boffing them with her tail.
* {{Nerdgasm}}: She has one during [[spoiler: Tager's]] gag reel in CS.
-->"OH... MY... GOD! Commander, that is so awesome! No, seriously... I'm feeling a tingly sensation in my naughty bits."
* {{Nice G|uy}}al: One of the most notable in the series, with a side order of FunPersonified. [[BewareTheNiceOnes That said...]]
** An oft-forgotten detail in ''Teach Me! Miss Litchi'' is that Makoto intentionally botched her landing to avoid falling on the kid that happened to be beneath her.
** Bang points out to Jin that Makoto was watching over him the whole time he was unconscious in ''Decision''.
** In the Sector Seven story of ''Chronophantasma'', Makoto and Celica get along from the word go, even talking about their school days in tandem (both are BookDumb).
** After Kagura saves her from [[spoiler:a possessed]] Tsubaki, the ensuing conversation shows that they can in fact be besties... [[ChivalrousPervert if Kagura can keep it in his pants]].
** Relius is aware of this tendency as well, given [[spoiler:the ''Slight Hope'' bad ending, but he believes it's part of ''what'' she is, not ''who'' she is.]]
--> ''"In nature, oppressed creatures are known to cozy up to those who are controlling them. You're merely doing as the animals do."''
* NorseMythology: Her magical crest is a tree with an eagle at the top, and she's a squirrel-girl who worked for the Intelligence division under a guy with a serpent-theme, who turns out to be her enemy. In Norse Mythology, there was a squirrel who raced up and down the World Tree, listening to words of the eagle at the top and then using that knowledge to mock and taunt the serpent that chewed on one of the great tree's roots. [[spoiler:Considering how ''Slight Hope'' turned out, she's Ratatosk.]]
* NuttySquirrel
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Squirrel]]: She's a BookDumb GeniusDitz who tends to think with her heart rather than her head, but she falls into this surprisingly often. This is particularly apparent for her joke ending, many parts of the main story, and the first episode of ''Teach Me, Miss Litchi: Reloaded!''. Then again, there are a [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment few]] [[CutenessProximity occa]][[GenkiGirl sions]] that show she's NotSoAboveItAll.
** During an Academy flashback, she had to remind Tsubaki that seeing a weapon destroying a city would be "a catastrophe of epic proportions". She did hype up the Nox Nyctores moments beforehand, which is a likely nod to how urban legends can become exaggerated over the years.
** When Shiori first appeared at the Military Academy, the girls spilled the nature of Mai's powers to her; Makoto was the first to recognize their mistake.
** DeadpanSnarker: Far less frequent than Jin and Rachel, but she displays some when she's the sanest person on the block.
* OutdoorsyGal: It's plenty clear that Makoto would rather be out in the world than stuck in some stuffy office if she can help it.
** During one episode of ''Teach Me, Ms. Litchi!'', she felt climbing a tree and swinging from its branches would be the best way to work off the food she ate.
** Her reason for wanting to join the Intelligence Division?
---> ''I've always wanted to see the world, and they sound like the guys who'd make it happen for me."
** The character-themed plates have elements that are attached to the character they're associated with; Makoto's is bordered with tree branches, with a stump in one corner and acorns in two others.
* PervertRevengeMode: Matches with Kagura are invoked over this. Then again, when you introduce yourself with "Please, just one grope!", ''you're just asking for it''.
** ''Chronophantasma'' Story Mode has Makoto [[GroinAttack violently stuff Kagura's dragon back into his pants]] on multiple occasions.
* PopCulturedBadass: References ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' regularly during matches, with a side order of ''PeeWeesPlayhouse'' in Tager's CS gag reel.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Her primary motivation in ''Continuum Shift'' seems to be the safety of Noel and Tsubaki. [[spoiler:''Especially'' after she discovers the hidden cache of rejected Saya clones in Ibukido and what she saw in the alternate timeline beforehand (read: ''Wheel of Fortune'')]].
** This is actually [[{{Determinator}} half]] the reason she [[spoiler:survived a round-trip through the [[EldritchLocation Boundary]]]].
* PrecisionFStrike: Compared to the triumvirate of Hazama, Ragna, and Kokonoe, Makoto's reasonably clean of tongue, but there are times she's not so clean. Take the time when Hazama decided to take the role of Makoto's mother, or whenever she's fighting him or Relius.
** CurseCutShort: She narrowly drops the F-bomb in her Gag Reel.
--> '''Makoto''' (Reaction to [[spoiler:Ragna playing the baby]]): What the fuuuuuuu...
* PrehensileTail: Her default throw lets her use her tail to slap her opponent silly, so don't be fooled by how big and fluffy it looks.
** HelicopterTail: As her Unlimited self in ''CP'', you can hold the D button in midair to have her hover in midair by spinning her tail.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Her Drive moves, when fully charged, can end with this.
** MegatonPunch: Her DD, Big Bang Smash, in a nutshell. Also at the end of Particle Flare DD.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: During Infinite Rush, [[SuperMode Galaxian Particle Flare]] and [[FinishingMove Planet Crusher]].
* {{Reconstruction}}: Paradoxically to all the deconstructions going on, Makoto manages to singlehandedly reconstruct the FixerSue archetype in a way that works both in and out of narrative. No wonder her VideoGame/GuiltyGear pallette swap is Order-Sol. [[Fridge/BlazBlue Hope your brain's ready for a workout with this one.]]
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:She's actually an informant/DoubleAgent for Sector Seven]].
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: If it gets her friends into a better position, Makoto will conduct illegal operations without a second thought. Case in point:
-->''(on finding Tsubaki in ''Slight Hope'')'': "Thank goodness I found you! Uh, I've got something for you!" (Orders for you to return to HQ - forged 'em myself! They can bust me for counterfeiting later, so long as it gets you out of harm's way right now...)
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere / KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler:After losing to Hazama in CP Arcade, Makoto realizes there's nothing to gain in questioning him and makes herself scarce.]]
* {{Shotacon}}:
--> ''"[Makoto] could never keep her hands off young boys"''
* ShipTease: with Jin. He is rather caring towards her, almost to the point of his level of caring towards Tsubaki.
--> '''Jin''': Lieutenant... Are you alright?
--> '''Makoto''': Y-yes! Thank you so much for saving me...!
--> '''Jin''': Your safety is all that... m-matters... ugh...
** Despite shipping him with Tsubaki, she does reciprocate these feelings - her first thought upon meeting him is to help him to a medical ward, and she thinks nothing of parrying a hit from Hazama and fighting him in Jin's stead.
** She also has some with Kagura. Not only is it implied that they had a one night stand, but she considers him a close friend (she calls him a "bestie") and has no issue with him finding her cute. It's pretty clear that if he quit [[HandsomeLech womanizing]] they would be very close.
* ShipperOnDeck: A Jin X Tsubaki Fangirl, based on one of her lines in ''Continuum Shift'':
--> ''"They would really make such a nice couple."''
** Taken up another notch in ''Slight Hope'' - Makoto doesn't try to hide that she ships them.
---> '''Makoto''': "Tsubaki, this is ME you're talking to! Drop the good little cadet schtick and just say it! 'I'm gonna spend every day with Jin, and I couldn't be happier about it! Tra, la la, la la!'"\\
'''Tsubaki''': "I... what...? Why would I say that?"\\
'''Makoto''': "Somebody's blushing! *giggle* Geez, I can read you like a book when it comes to that boy."
* SignatureMove: Her Drive moves, as well as her Asteroid Vision, Corona Upper and Big Bang Smash.
* {{Shoryuken}}: Her Corona Upper is one, and can be followed up with a powerful downward punch (think Spider-Man's Spider Sting -> Spider Bite in ''MarvelVsCapcom'' series) for further combo.
* {{Small Steps Hero}}ine: While Makoto is willing to fight for the world's well-being, she is more primarily concerned with the well-being of her friends, to the point she makes it clear to Tager (and Kokonoe by proxy) that she would turn on them if they brought Noel to harm. Strangely enough, [[spoiler:given how said friends [[SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld are vital lynchpins for Izanami, Terumi and Relius' game of destiny]],]] one can see the small steps as being from a giant's perspective.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Not only Hazama's initial plot to MindRape Tsubaki, but his backup plan of baiting Relius Clover with Jin to throw her off the scent have gone, according to him, "fair-to-middling FUBAR" just thanks to not predicting Makoto correctly.]]
** OutGambitted: [[spoiler:And if that weren't enough, Hazama interfered in Arcade Mode when Makoto had finished subduing Noel - [[FridgeBrilliance had he not, one pep talk from Makoto would have]] ''[[FridgeBrilliance ruined everything all over again]]''. No wonder he wants her dead so badly.]]
** S{{he Knows Too Much}}: [[spoiler:Terumi's botched UriahGambit left her knowing things he's uncomfortable knowing she knows, and ever since ''Continuum Shift'' proper, he's been trying (to no avail) to clean up the mess.]]
** [[YouMeddlingKids You Meddling Squirrel]]: Hazama ''really'' doesn't like Makoto putting her nose where it doesn't belong, and makes such clear in ''Decision'' right before he tries to kill her.
* [[BunnyEarsLawyer Squirrel Ears Lawyer]]: Makoto's a [[{{Manchild}} kid in an adult's body]] and a (restrained) [[BiTheWay sexual deviant]], but she's a talented and competent Intelligence officer and an equally skilled fighter.
* [[FishOutOfTemporalWater Squirrel Out of Continuual Water]]: [[spoiler:In ''Slight Hope''[[note]]Makoto's Extend Story mode[[/note]] she winds up falling into the ''Wheel of Fortune'' timeline (around the time ''Calamity Trigger'' occurs in the active timeline) due to a trip into the Cauldron, where she wasn't tangled up in the events of the story otherwise - Hazama refers to her as an "anomaly" as a result, whereas Tager rejects the password she gives him, both demanding to know who she is. Rachel finds her before long and returns her to the active timeline.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Beneath her lively disposition, she hides her dark past issues within. [[spoiler:Being forced to relieve it by Relius in her bad ending pretty much ''breaks'' her.]]
* TheTease: Hinted by one of her [[IShallTauntYou taunt]] lines:
--> ''"You wanna fondle my tail too?"''
* ThemeNaming: Her attacks names all deal with outer space.
* TomatoInTheMirror: Hazama implies in ''Friendship''[[note]]Makoto's Arcade mode[[/note]] that [[spoiler:"you were created for the purpose of defeating the Black Beast" - "you" referring to beastkin in general in all likelihood. Rachel talked her through the whole "crafted by human hands" business at the end of ''Slight Hope'', so this had less of a sting than what Hazama was expecting.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Retroactively in ''Slight Hope''; she went from an apparent nobody to [[spoiler:the SpannerInTheWorks to Hazama]] in just one day.
* {{Troperiffic}}: Makoto is just as much "Monkeying with Tropes For Fun and Profit: The Character" as she is an actual character. [[TropesAreNotBad That may be part of her charm.]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Even if Hazama had no way of knowing how damaging Makoto was in ''Slight Hope'', you'd think he'd have known something useful about ''his own lieutenant''. That she still sullies his plans in ''Friendship'' and ''Decision'' shows that his alleged omniscience has a rather glaring blind spot.
* UndyingLoyalty: Makoto would go to the ends of the earth for Noel and Tsubaki. She [[spoiler:betrays the NOL, an organisation that rules most of the world]] and sends a thinly veiled threat to [[spoiler:Sector Seven, the organisation that runs ''the rest'' of it]]. Her loyalty is so strong, that, in her Story Mode, it's implied that her loyalty to her friends [[spoiler:actually stopped her from losing her sanity and semblance of self when she fell into the cauldron, through the Boundary, and into to a different timeline, and '''then''' let her go back to her original timeline]]. To help that sink in, [[spoiler:Arakune]] turned into a... [[EldritchAbomination whatever he is now]] after [[spoiler:being exposed to the Boundary for a few moments]], and the only other character who has survived Boundary was [[{{Badass}} Hakumen]].
* YankTheDogsChain: Fate is certifiably unkind to Makoto, and every success she has is paid for in blood, sweat and tears. Any attempt she makes to ease the tension on herself is doomed to end ''badly''.
** Prior to ''Extend'', anyone who ran into Relius Clover in their story mode was on a one-way trip to the bad ending [[labelnote:*]]Carl and Arakune being the only exceptions[[/labelnote]]. Valkenhayn and Platinum all run into him in their true endings and make it out alive; players who attempt this with Makoto are "rewarded" [[TearJerker with a free trip]] [[NightmareFuel to Kokonoe's therapy room]].
** ''Continuum Shift'' Arcade has Hazama showing up at the start of Stage 10 for everyone except himself, Jin and Mu-12. With Makoto, he shows up at the end of Stage 9, just to dash any chance of a happy ending like a potter's vessel.
** ''Chronophantasma'' Arcade has [[spoiler:Makoto causing Tsubaki's Mind Eater to lapse, only for Izanami to forcibly reinstate it and attempt to turn their fight into an outright deathmatch. Amaterasu decides to just eject Makoto and rewind.]]
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-->''"What a sad shadow of my youthful vigor..."''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Motomu Kiyokawa / Doug Stone

-> A former member of the Six Heroes, Valkenhayn has been a faithful ally of the Alucard family for hundreds of years, and serves Rachel's every whim as her BattleButler. Behind his elderly, seemingly withered form lies a secret: he is actually a werewolf. Like Makoto, he is a beastkin, but of the lupine lineage, and in his youth he used to be a vigilante before becoming acquainted with Rachel's father Clavis. When Clavis died, Valkenhayn promised his friend that he would look after Rachel in his stead. Thus, when Rachel turns up missing in Kagutsuchi, he heads out to find her.

-> His Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: ''loyalty'' and ''frustration''. His story mode playthrough in the second game is named ''Hunting Dog''.

->His Drive, '''[[BilingualBonus Wehrwolf]]''' (that's pronounced "vair-volf", folks), allows him to [[CaptainObvious transform into a wolf]] for a limited time, which is determined by a gauge. In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Chronophantasma]]'', his Overdrive is '''Endless Wolf''', which accelerates the recovery of his Wolf Gauge. His Astral, '''Blut Vollmond''', has him performing a [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Flash Kick]] that knocks the opponent high into the air. He then transforms into a full werewolf form while the opponent still floats in the air with the moon in the background and performs several cross-slashes, ending with one final [[GoryDiscretionShot blacked-out]] slash that tears open the camera and leaves a trail of [[AccidentalInnuendo white]] on the screen.
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* AntiquatedLinguistics: Slightly more than Rachel.
* ApologeticAttacker: When fighting Rachel, he always compliments her when she kicks his ass, and apologizes profusely when ''he's'' the one doing the kicking.
* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler:Implied to have been created by Sorcery. By extension, he is outside of 'the logic', thus Phenomena Intervention is ineffective against him, and he's able to harm the Black Beast (who also is outside the logic) by his bare hands.]]
* AscendedExtra: In ''Calamity Trigger'', he was nothing more than an NPC and Rachel's butler. In addition to making him a playable character, ''Continuum Shift'' revealed more about his past as one of the Six Heroes and he even got his own story path.
* AwesomeMcCoolname
* {{Badass}}: We could go at this all day with this guy. To wit:
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBeard
** BadassBoast: "I am the wolf's fang! All that stands in my way...''will be destroyed''!"
** BadassGrandpa: At least 120 years old as of the start of the story, still {{Badass}} enough to kick Terumi's ass and [[spoiler: beat Relius so hard that the latter can be brought down from his villain status]]. Hakumen will even comment on this if he wins against a Valkenhayn.
--> '''Hakumen:''' ''"You have still not lost your edge."''
** BadassInANiceSuit: Rachel may be absurdly snobbish, but the Alucard family has good taste.
** BadassLongcoat
** CulturedBadass
** RetiredBadass: Though come ''Continuum Shift'' he's brought out of retirement.
** SubmissiveBadass
* BareFistedMonk: Notably, he's the only one out of the Six Heroes who have never used a Nox Nyctores.
* BattleButler: Emphasis on "Battle". It's even the name of one of his achievements.
* BerserkButton: Never insult, threaten, or harm Rachel in front of Valkenhayn. '''EVER.'''
** The mere mention of Terumi is another one. He immediately snaps and loses his temper when Rachel brings him up, much to his own dismay.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: One of the most cordial and loyal members of the cast, who will not hesitate to shred your flesh and bone should you piss him off.
* TheBigGuy: Of the Six Heroes. He is often noted for his brutal strength and ferocity.
* BigBad: In Taokaka's gag reel in Continuum Shift.
* BloodKnight: Is mentioned to be this in his younger years. Of course it went away after he became a butler.
* [[CallingYourAttacks Calling Your]] [[GratuitousGerman Angriffe]]
* CoolOldGuy: He's a centuries-old werewolf who's impeccably friendly to all that are not Rachel's enemies who also happens to be able to kick the living shit out of 90% of the cast.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Comes with the whole "being a good werewolf" thing.
* DastardlyWhiplash: In Taokaka's joke ending in ''CS'', he makes a cameo appearance as this. The moment he is revealed, his theme (which is not supposed to be known about yet) starts playing.
* DeadlyLunge: Many of his specials are this, either in human or wolf form.
* DivingKick: His König Flug (King Flight) DD starts with this.
* DownloadableContent: He is the 2nd DLC character to be announced, and has been released for Japanese Playstation 3 owners as of September 21, 2010, and American Playstation 3 owners as of September 28. He costs the same price as Makoto on PSN. (560 Microsoft points / $7.00)
* EmbarrassingNickname: ''Butter boy.''
* FormerTeenRebel: He was originally a vigilante in his younger years and had a rougher attitude compared to his present, more cultured self. Hilariously, his old personality was very much like Ragna's.
* FragileSpeedster: Has among the higher walking and running speeds in the game, and he can move even faster in wolf form, but has only 10500 health.
* GrandpaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Pretty good looking for someone who´s atleast a century old.
* GrappleMove: His Himmel Wolf special is this, done in wolf form. It has a side effect of completely replenishing his wolf gauge and un-transforms him. Also one of his new DD as his Unlimited self.
* GratuitousGerman: His Drive and move names.
* HarmfulHealing: To Jin. More precisely, he doesn't heal Jin but merely removes the pain and joint stiffness temporarily. As a side effect, after a few days, the pain will come back much worse than before. Gii notes that the method is very sadistic.
* HiddenDepths: This unassuming butler who's always hanging around Rachel? He's also one of the Six Heroes, which means he's fought alongside [[WorldsStrongestMan Hakumen]], [[{{Troll}} Terumi]], and [[PintsizedPowerhouse Jubei]] to defeat the [[EldritchAbomination Black Beast]]. He also has an apparent rivalry with the other half of the BigBadDuumvirate, Relius.
* HumbleHero: Despite his reputation as one of the 6 Heroes, he never sees himself as anything other than Rachel's manservant. Lampshaded in his ''Help Me, Professor Kokonoe'' segment:
-->'''Kokonoe:''' In this room, I'm queen bitch. One of the 6 Heroes or not, you gotta do as I say. \\
'''Valkenhayn''': Following orders IS my specialty.
* IWasQuiteALooker: During his prime he had spiked-up brown hair and kicked ass without the jacket portion of his suit, and had far more pronounced sideburns. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_ghDC5Bu3A#t=266 His younger self can be shown during Amane's Astral Finish]] and also appears in art from the ''Phase Shift'' novels.
* LagCancel: Aside from everybody else's cancels, he can cancel all of his specials by turning into his wolf form.
* LargeHam: Especially during Taokaka's [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment joke ending]] in ''Continuum Shift''.
--> '''Valkenhayn''': "It is my dreeeeeaaam! '''Naaay, my calliiingggg!''' '''''To acquire every single candy in the woooorrrlllldddd!'''''"
** His Astral quote.
--> Behold the power...of the full moon! Night has now fallen, the moon shines bright. The play is now through!
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Howling Wolf''
* MisterExposition: In Rachel's Gag Reel in ''CS'' and ''CP'' he appears for the sole purpose of filling the player in on what the "Spectacles Of Eros" are and promptly teleports always afterwards.
* MysteriousMiddleInitial
* NiceGuy: Befitting a butler, he's impeccably polite and patient - whether Bang or the Kaka kittens are in question. He's generally a pretty nice guy all around.
* NobleWolf: Impeccably polite Wolf ''butler''. Indeed, noble.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Come on, how often do you see a ''cultured'' werewolf?
* PartialTransformation: Some of his moves have him partially transform his limbs into wolf form when he attacks.
* PrecisionFStrike: He speaks with class most of the time. But when the subject is about Terumi, he's not above using the terms "son of a whore" or "shitty little cur" for him. Considering [[BattleButler who]] [[BadassGrandpa he]] [[RetiredBadass is]], it's stronger language for him than it sounds.
* RealMenWearPink: He wears a pink ribbon on his long hair. In his wolf form, the ribbon moves to the tail. It doesn't detracts from his badasstitude. Supplemental material reveals it's courtesy of Rachel's whims.
* RedOniBlueOni: [[spoiler: When they were younger and [[WeUsedToBeFriends partners]], he was the red to ''Relius's'' blue.]]
* TheRival: Apparently had a rivalry with Relius in the past prior to the Dark War, but was suspended with Relius' disappearance at the start of the war. Now that Relius has resurfaced, their rivalry has been reawakened. [[spoiler:This is allegedly terminated in ''Chronophantasma'' with Relius' defeat and loss of resources.]]
* SatelliteCharacter: Subverted. He seems this way to Rachel at first but has gradually been rising in prominence after the second game. In [[UpdatedReRelease Extend]] he's given his own story path in which Rachel barely appears and reveals far more about him, particularly his apparent rivalry with [[MadScientist Relius]].
* SharpDressedMan
* StanceSystem: His Drive turns him into a wolf and gives him different normal attacks and specials.
* StiffUpperLip & TheJeeves: A FakeBrit version, but he still counts.
* SuperMode: His Unlimited-only DD is turning him into a stronger version of his wolf form. He can't transform back to human until his gauge depletes, but he now has guardpoints in all his attacks.
* TheStoic: Normally.
** NotSoStoic: Against certain people who would slander Rachel if provoked enough. On a more humorous note, he would sometimes drop the stoic for being a LargeHam or even an excited dog.
* ThemeNaming: References to wolves and hunting in his moves.
* ThisIsADrill: His König/Eisen Wolf special has him drilling to a direction in his wolf form. One of his new DD as his Unlimited self is this, UpToEleven.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite being one of the six heroes (and thus a living legend in the world of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''), he is ''extremely'' loyal to Rachel and never sees himself as anything more than her butler. Case in point, the moment he really lost his patience and attacked Terumi (in his ghost form) in ''Calamity Trigger''? When Terumi called Rachel a "damn vampire".
** In his ''Help Me, Professor Kokonoe'' segment, she pointed out that [[DeconstructedTrope this is what leads to his bad ending]] - by going after Rachel himself (instead of asking Ragna to do it).
* [[UnreliableNarrator Unreliable]], LemonyNarrator: For Taokaka's joke ending in Calamity Trigger.
* VideogameDashing: His Geschwind/Rasen Wolf moves is an 8-way command dash that moves him fast.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With [[spoiler: Relius, back when they were in the Immortal Breakers.]]
* [[ResistanceIsFutile Your Struggle Is Futile]]: What he says whenever he wins a round by a landslide (as in a near-perfect or at least above 50% life).
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[[folder:Platinum the Trinity]]

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[[caption-width-right:280:Platinum the Trinity, making ''VideoGame/{{Arcana Heart}}'' proud.]]

-->''"When Luna and Sena's spirits... unite as one! We'll crush all who dare oppose us! '''TAKE THIS!!!'''"''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/AoiYuuki / Creator/LauraBailey (games), Creator/AlexisTipton (''[[Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory Alter Memory]]'')

-> A young girl who wields the Nox Nyctores Arma Reboare: Muchourin, which allows her to manifest matter. She has inherited the Nox from Trinity, a member of the Six Heroes, and has 3 different personalities: Luna, a bratty girl, Sena, a kind boy, and Trinity Glassfille, that of the missing sixth hero. She also likes "Mr. Jubei" very much.

-> In ''CS'', her role is tied with Bang; at Jubei's request, she tells Bang about the importance of his nail, as well as how Jin is not his real enemy. In the ending they're heading together to Ikaruga. In ''CP'', her Trinity side is more active than before, as she aids the other Six Heroes on subduing Hazama and luring Terumi out, [[spoiler:which ends on Hakumen killing the latter with Time Killer, which also affects Hazama in some way. However, as a last act of defiance, he stabs Trinity with his knife, dragging her down to the lake with him. Whatever happens to (the rest of) Platinum is unknown.]]

-> Her Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: ''Lies and regret'' and ''close friend''. Her story mode playthrough in the second game is named ''Scapegoat''.

-> Her Drive, '''Magical Symphony''', allows her to equip a number of different magical items. In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Chronophantasma]]'', her Overdrive is '''Magical Heart Catch''', which allows her to use an unlimited supply of the weapons her Drive grants her. Her Astral, '''Shining Layered Force''', fires a small but fullscreen laser at her opponent. If it connects, she enters a charge-up sequence and [[MemeticMutation FIREZ HER LAZOR]] at the opponent in a similar manner to [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha's]] Starlight Breaker.

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->For more information about [[spoiler: Trinity]], see Characters/BlazBlueNonPlayerCharacters

* ACupAngst: This is bound to happen when you call Litchi "Boobzilla". Also drives her entire joke ending in which Litchi plays the villain called "Boing Queen" and Platinum leads a squad of flat-chested girls [[AndZoidberg and Carl]].
* AmnesiacHero: [[spoiler:Her Nox weapon steals her memories when she uses it. If this is the case, then she's this. However, Sena ''only'' said that, and never explained if loss was temporary or permanent.]]
* AssKicksYou: Her Hip Attack (6B).
* BigEater: Luna's personality; eats enough food that when she's done eating at a restaurant there are multiple stacks of dirty dishes bigger then she is.
* {{Bratty Half Pint}}s: Both of them could qualify, but particularly Luna
* BringIt: In her Happy Magicka move, her staff does this.
* CombinedEnergyAttack: Her Astral is implied to be one by a voice sample spoken during its cinematic charge period.
--> "When Luna and Sena's spirits unite as one, we will crush anyone who dares oppose us! Taaaake THIS!"
* CounterAttack: Her Happy Magicka move. It combines this with NinjaLog, as Platinum teleports away when hit, leaving behind a random doll which does damage.
* CurseCutShort: During a ''Teach Me, Miss Litchi'' segment.
-->'''Luna:''' "Master Jubei, Ragna the Bloodedge is being a d-!"
-->'''Jubei:''' "Ragna, stop actin' like a kid."
** Luna almost drops an F-bomb in her ''Help Me!!'' segment.
--->'''Luna''': "What the fuuuuu--"
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: An old-school ruffled-up one, whereas Noel has a minidress and Makoto has a miniskirt. Why she even ''wants'' to fight in one is a mystery that can only be explained by {{Irony}} (as listed below) or RefugeInAudacity.
* DownloadableContent: Arrived on Xbox 360 on May 10, 2011, and on [=PS3=] on June 2, 2011, slightly delayed due to the PSN downtime.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Many of her attacks are accompanied by sparkles.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Platinum has these under her hood, but her eyes [[InTheHood are hidden]] when she has her cloak on. Funny, she seems to lose them when talking to Bang as Trinity.
* FightingClown: Her fighting style is more comical than others', with her animations being more cartoony and her Drive turning her staff into cute-looking weapons.
* GoingCommando: As seen (only) in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecg8laWa8M8 the intro]] of ''CSII''.
* GrappleMove: Her Dramatic Sammy special is this. It also has a nice side-effect of replenishing the amount of times you can use your current Drive weapon.
* GuestFighter: In ''LostSaga''.
* HairDecorations
* {{Herald}}: Functions as one for Bang.
* HumanResources: [[spoiler:Her bad ending consists of Hazama using all of Platinum as this - Luna and Sena, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg as well as Carl]], as fuel for Kusanagi and Trinity as the catalyst.]]
* IWasQuiteALooker: Bit of a weird inversion here, as Trinity went from what was nothing short of [[http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120823123541/blazblue/images/e/e7/Bbphase0_05.jpg smoking hot with an awesome bust]] to the flat-chested, yet well-endowed (in the rear) loli with split personalities we all know today.
* InTheHood: She normally wears a cloak with a hood that covers most of her face.
* {{Irony}}: Luna claims to hate {{lolicon}}s, screams at the innocent Ragna for being one when he clearly isn't, yet runs around in [[{{Stripperiffic}} an incredibly revealing outfit]]. Perhaps a closet {{Tsundere}}?
* {{Jerkass}}: Luna. Although unlike Jin, she's mostly bratty so nobody takes her as seriously.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Is killed by Hazama [[TakingYouWithMe just before he himself dies]]. Well, Trinity certainly. Luna and Sena MIGHT live.]]
* LeetLingo: During [[spoiler:Arakune's]] gag reel in ''CS''.
-->'''Luna:''' "What the hell? We got pwn3d by a total n00b!?"
-->'''Sena:''' "Luna, get a hold of yourself. [[LampshadeHanging You're lapsing into l33t...]] [[GotMeDoingIt oh my...]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Active Angel''
* LittleMissBadass
* MagicalGirl: Her design under her cloak is this.
* MagicStaff: Her weapon [[NamedWeapons Arma Reboare: Muchourin (Untolled Bell)]].
* MorphWeapon[=/=]SwissArmyWeapon: Platinum's staff is one of these due to Muchorin's ability to transfigure matter. In gameplay, it allows her to cycle through a variety of weapons.
** BatterUp: Comes with a spiked bat variant as well.
** DropTheHammer: Two versions, her Piko Hammer and her 16 Ton Hammer.
** FryingPanOfDoom
** PaperFanOfDoom: Upgrade of the above mentioned frying pan.
** StuffBlowingUp: The Bomb and Missile variants.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:According to ''Chronophantasma's'' Library Guide, both her and Hazama's bodies were never recovered.]]
* NiceGuy: Sena, in ''huge'' contrast to [[{{Jerkass}} Luna.]] Also Trinity herself.
* OddFriendship: Develops one with Taokaka in ''Chrono Phantasma''. [[FridgeBrilliance Of course, when you learn of]] [[RelationshipVoiceActor their (Japanese) voice actors...]]
* RapunzelHair: Notice how ''voluminous'' her hair is, even with GirlishPigtails.
* RefugeInAudacity: Her entire design is pretty much exaggerated MagicalGirl traits here and there.
* ShockwaveStomp: The 16 ton hammer version of her Drive can do this; when used, the entire ground will shake and the opponent standing on any range will be tripped.
* SignatureMove: Her Drive moves.
* SpinAttack: One of her Distortions, Cure Dot Typhoon, is this.
* SplitPersonality: She has three: Luna, a mean-spirited young girl; Sena, a kind boy; and Trinity, the sixth hero. However, they're not really split personalities, more like three souls [[SharingABody sharing the same body]]. All three are active at all times, and can even speak with each other. Though it's mainly just Luna and Sena who talk.
** [[spoiler:Trinity's now [[TakingYouWithMe gone thanks to Terumi]], we don't know if the rest of Platinum is still functional either.]]
* SuperMode: Her Miracle Jeanne DD lets her equip a more powerful version of one of her weapons.
* ThemeNaming: Her move names are taken from various MagicalGirl anime.
** DubNameChange: Her move names ended up changed to reflect Japanese culture rather than American culture. Dream Sally for example was changed to Lunar Lapidation in a nod to ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', although this was reverted back in the English version of ''Continuum Shift II''
* ThirdPersonPerson: Luna in some cases.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: One of her specials throws away her currently-equipped Drive weapon to her enemy.
* TokenMiniMoe: Sena/Luna, at least. Trinity herself was quite a babe back in the day.
* TrappedInABubble: Her Dream Sally move does this to her opponent.
* [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bitch/Bastard(?)]]: Ragna feeds them when they're hungry, but then try to take his bounty.
* WaveMotionGun: Her Astral ends with this.
* WheelOFeet: She runs with these in one of her specials.
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!!Introduced in ''Continuum Shift Extend (Console/[=PlayStation=] Vita Version)''

[[folder:Relius Clover]]
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[[caption-width-right:280:[[MadScientist Let the experiments, begin.]].]]

-->''"You're an impressive specimen. Now, let the experiments begin!"''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunichiSuwabe / Creator/TravisWillingham

-> Carl's father. A gifted alchemist known far and wide as "The Puppeteer." He is the one who turned Ada, Carl's older sister, into the Nox Nyctores Nirvana and also the mastermind behind the Murakumo units. After constructing Nirvana, Relius seemingly dropped off the face of the Earth... until the events of ''Continuum Shift'', where it is revealed he's a Colonel in the NOL, and is actively working with Hazama to turn Noel into Mu. Relius has absolutely no regard for morality or life whatsoever, viewing people as nothing more than guinea pigs. So much so that he not only did he harvest his own daughter's body to make Nirvana, but he also turned his own wife, Ignis Clover, into a Nox Nyctores as well. Fluctus Redactum: Ignis, is a combat doll much like Nirvana, but with the ability to completely manipulate all forms of energy. Relius was released for free in arcades on December 17, 2011 in the Version 1.10 patch, and likewise is unlocked from the start in ''EXTEND''.

-> His Arcade mode playthroughs are named, in second and third game respectively: ''Numberless death'' and ''Seriousness''. His story mode playthrough in the second game is named ''Darkness Visible''.

->His Drive, '''Detonator''', allows him to summon Ignis similar to how Stands are summoned in the ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' FightingGame from Creator/{{Capcom}}. Like Nirvana, Ignis is reliant on a gauge that, when depleted, renders her disabled for a period of time and severely weakening Relius' options. In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Chronophantasma]]'', his Overdrive is '''Maxima Dance''', which increases the recovery of the Ignis Gauge. His Astral Finish, '''The Puppeteer's Altar''', involves Ignis grabbing the opponent and teleporting him and the opponent to one of his laboratories. The opponent is seen restrained in a way [[DeathByIrony unique to each character]], with Relius sitting in a chair in the other side of the room. Then he gets up and walks over to begin "experimenting" [[TakeOurWordForIt on them]] [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow in ways so grotesque]] that the doors to the lab close so it can't be seen... followed by the sound of his opponent's [[ScreamDiscretionShot screams]].

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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Father]]: Which has led to the FanNickname [[BlatantLies "Father of the Year."]]
* AGodAmI: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. [[spoiler:His ultimate goal is to repopulate the world after it has been emptied of life by Izanami, filling it entirely with "Perfect Humans", dolls of his own creation, free of the time loops established by the Master Unit.]] When it's pointed out that he obviously wishes to become a God because of this, he retorts that he would simply be "The Creator". What difference he sees between "God" and "Creator" are not clear.
* AIIsACrapshoot: In Celica's arcade mode in 2.0. For context: [[spoiler: Kokonoe is using a simulation to tune Celica and Minerva for combat and pits her against a perfect, but otherwise silent and harmless, copy of Relius. Unfortunately a perfect copy of Relius still has his genius intellect so he simply rewrites himself to add his personality AND makes sure Kokonoe can't delete him, forcing Celica to fight what is essentially the real Relius.]]
** It's worse in the English localization. [[spoiler:Kokonoe's recreation for testing against Celica was so comprehensive and perfect that the ''real'' Relius recognized its presence, teleported to its location, and ''overwrote it'', replacing the simulacrum with the genuine article. Kokonoe cannot delete Relius due to this interventon, mandating that Celica and Minerva forcibly eject him from the simulation.]]
* AlchemyIsMagic: He's explicitly referred to as an Alchemist, but a lot of his abilities are clearly Magic, which he is one of the few people in the cast capable of using [[spoiler: because he's from the time before the Black Beast came along.]]
* AltumVidetur: His move names (except for his Drive, Overdrive and Astral) are named in Latin. [[CanisLatinicus Somewhat broken ones at that.]]
* AmbitionIsEvil: Valkenhayn calls him out on it. Relius simply responds that his ambition will lead to the creation of the first perfect human being.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Somewhat less than Rachel, but it's there.
* ArchEnemy[=/=]TheRival: To Carl and Valkenhayn.
** ArchnemesisDad: To Carl. So much that it's lampshaded in his ''Help Me, Professor Kokonoe'' segment where she gives him advice to be nicer to his son; he doesn't get what she's saying until she shouts "Your son, CARL! C'mon - what the hell's wrong with you?!" She also feels sorry for the little kid.
* ArtificialLimbs: According to [[http://images.wikia.com/blazblue/images/a/ae/Relius_Clover_%28Concept_Artwork%2C_2%29.jpg Material Collection sketches,]] and later his [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120122160042/blazblue/images/c/c7/Relius_Clover_%28Sprite%2C_electrocuted%29.png electrocuted skeleton,]] one of Relius' arms and legs is mechanical. Bigger question is if he was injured ''before'' making the change.
** Also the extra arms he sprouted in many of his moves.
* AscendedExtra: From a background character to a playable one, though looking at Carl's story in ''CT'', it was going to happen.
** Not only that, he's also part of the reason this series is as screwed up as it is (The other being Hazama).
** EarlyBirdCameo: The intro of ''CSII'' had him battling against his son Carl. Said intro only included every other playable character of the game, including Makoto, Valkenhayn and Platinum. Kokonoe was also in the intro, but she's rather important to the story.
** ChekhovMIA: In ''CT'', Carl's story mentions that he's also looking for his father. Relius shows up in ''CS'' as an NPC, and crawls his way up to playable status.
* {{Badass}}: 95% of Relius' screen time is him going around and profusely creaming almost every member of the cast.
** [[BadassBeard Badass Stubble]]
*** [[BeardOfEvil Stubble Of Evil]]
** BadassCape: Ties in with the Opera motif.
** BadassFingersnap: How he summons Ignis.
* BatmanGambit: Relius pulls a rather beautiful one in the Sector Seven side-story: [[spoiler: Sector Seven, usually incompetent at retrieval missions, was able to steal Nirvana from the NOL, who would then attack Sector Seven to get her back, only to be attacked by the Black Beast Relius had created in the lowest lab of Sector Seven, and the result of the Beast's attack would fuse the souls needed to complete his latest Nox Nyctores - Ignis]]. [[AllAccordingToPlan All according to Relius's plan.]]
** He's apparently fond of these kinds of plans. He isn't called "The Mad Puppeteer" for nothing.
** [[DeathByIrony Ironic Defeat]]: [[spoiler:He sought to manipulate Litchi and Carl in ''Chronophantasma'', but as of its end they're pulling his strings.]]
* BattleCouple: Technically speaking, he and his wife Ignis serve as this. That being said, all evidence points to Ignis not having much of a choice in the matter anyway.
* BigBadDuumvirate: He and Terumi have been behind everything major that's happened in the story thus far.
** DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:In ''Chronophantasma'' he and Terumi are ultimately offed from their positions as the primary villains by Izanami, who leaves them to their fates at the hands of the heroes while she begins her own plan.]]
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Anything wrong with the Clover family can be traced back to this guy.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: A few of his moves has Ignis sprouting blades out of her arms.
* BoobsOfSteel: Ignis, literally.
* BowtiesAreCool: And apparently made of metal.
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Took his defeat rather... badly, first his plan failed because of Bang's perserverence, and then Valkenhayn beat the crap out of him to near death, the time he realized that Izanami has emerged and he doesn't need to be told that he's been tossed aside like garbage, now lacking all that made him the InvincibleVillain he was. Add the insult to injury, he's now under the mercy of Carl and Litchi, two 'puppets' he manipulated using their love towards their significant other to his advantage. At this point, Relius would've been glad that he's offed that second, but then Carl gives him a CruelMercy until he fulfills his deal about restoring Ada. [[DespairEventHorizon Relius only looks forward about the part about "Once he's done, he'll pay for what he did."]]]]
* BrilliantButLazy: [[spoiler:In ''The Wheel of Fortune'', he holds off on saving Terumi from Hakumen while the former is losing their fight, stating he detests physical labor. He does eventually use Ignis to bail Terumi out, however.]] Coupled with this, Terumi/Hazama is almost always the one to do all the hands-on field work their plans involve, while Relius prefers to focus on his research, and will only intervene if he truly needs to (i.e. calling off Hazama when he gets sidetracked), or if it furthers his research (see Tager's bad ending).
** Relius never joins Hazama in his fighting, and if his own fighting is to be viewed, he doesn't experiment on people unless they fight back. In fact, if you don't do your Astral Finish, a large percentage of the win poses will have Relius ''[[VillainExitStageLeft nonchalantly walking away.]]''
* CatchPhrase: Despite being such a genius, Relius is very fond of muttering "I have much to learn." Fitting, because he's always on a pursuit of perfection and always feels lacking in the knowledge he accumulated.
* CharClone: Further reinforced by his puppet; [[spoiler:Ignis is bright red, and is stated to be far stronger than Carl's puppet Nirvana]].
** Becomes HilariousInHindsight when he gets a Char ''color palette'' in ''Chronophantasma''.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He does some of this to Tager in his bad ending to power Ignis, and orders some scientists to torture Lambda with electric shocks in her story mode.
* ColonelBadass: It was confirmed in Tsubaki's story mode and Relius's own arcade move that he is a Colonel in the NOL.
* TheComicallySerious: Both of the gag reels he appears in (his own and Platinum's), as well as his own "Help Me Professor Kokonoe" segment.
* ConstantlyCurious: Being a scientist, he always strives for information and likes to analyze things that catches his interest.
* CoolMask / IrislessEyemaskOfMystery: Wears a golden opera mask that obscures his irises.
* CreepilyLongArms: Ignis, though she's comparatively less creepy about it than Nirvana.
* CruelMercy: [[spoiler:He's still kept alive by Carl in the end, but only so he fulfills the promise to Carl to restore Ada, and when that's done, Carl ensures that he'll ''pay'' for what he's done.]]
* CulturedBadass
* DifficultButAwesome: Like his son, it can be pretty overwhelming to have to set up combos with Ignis. If you nail it however, Relius becomes one of the deadliest characters in the game, to the point where a skilled Relius is considered a top-tier character in ''Chronophantasma''.
* DisappearedDad: Two years before the events of ''Calamity Trigger''.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The moment Litchi calls out his parenting skill, Relius responds by preparing to kill her along with Carl, regardless if she [[spoiler:has been on his side all along or not]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: By now it's pretty clear he is the biggest offender of the cast:
** He uses Ignis to hold Noel down, and planned to "examine" her when he got back to his lab.
** He does something similar to Makoto in her bad ending. Unfortunately for Makoto and [[BrainBleach the player]], he doesn't [[FateWorseThanDeath stop at pinning]] [[MindRape her down]].
** His Astral, as the description tells. Each of the poses is personalised, and several of them [[FanDisservice invoke quite the fetishes in the worst moment possible]]. His quote when doing this to ''Carl'' (via binding him ''and'' Ada/Nirvana like marionettes, control bars included) makes this even '''creepier'''. This man does not know the meaning of the word "subtle."
-->"''You've been a very naughty boy.''"
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Izanami, [[CoDragons with Hazama]]]].
** DemotedToDragon: [[spoiler:He and Hazama 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.]]
* EnergyBall: Used in his Vol Tedo DD, as well as his Unlimited-only ones.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Sort of, in conjunction of an in-universe example of GoodIsBoring. He considers a soul full of hate and some evil much more interesting. [[spoiler:When Carl accuses him of trying to turn Litchi into a doll out of his concern over her, Relius refers in disappointment that Carl's soul has gotten boring and encourages him to hate him more, so he can get more interesting.]]
* EvilPlan: As revealed by ''Chronophantasma'', Relius's greatest desire is [[spoiler:[[RestartTheWorld enacting "Doomsday", killing everyone, and repopulate the world with his perfect "dolls"]].]]
* EvilGenius: Along with Terumi, though he's definitely the traditional type.
* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Both he and Terumi learn that attempting to work with the Goddess of Death was a costly mistake.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep[=/=]BadassBaritone: With Creator/JunichiSuwabe and Creator/TravisWillingham on board, how could he ''not'' be this?
* FacePalmOfDoom: How Ignis grabs the opponent for Relius astral heat.
* ForScience: His motivation for everything he's done (contrasting Terumi's ForTheEvulz mindset). The entire reason he and Terumi partnered up in the first place was that Terumi piqued his scientific curiosity with his plan to destroy Amaterasu, meaning he is willing to ''kill God'' in the name of science.
** ''Chronophantasma'' expands on this: [[spoiler: He wanted to progress his research and create the "Perfect Doll", what he claims would be the first True Human, as he considers the people inhabiting the time-looping world of Blazblue to be just ''objects'' incapable of evolution. As these loops are controlled by the Master Unit Amaterasu, he wants to kill it, and then repopulate the emptied, time-locked world with his "Perfect Dolls". In a way, this can make him count as a ''very extreme'' version of a WellIntentionedExtremist, when compared to the goals of [[ForTheEvulz Terumi]] and [[OmnicidalManiac Izanami]].]]
* FreakyFridayFlip: [[spoiler:Gangs up with [[EnemyMine Kokonoe]] to inflict this on several characters in his gag ending. ForScience The victims are, in order: Ragna and Jin, Jin (already in Ragna's body) and Makoto, Taokaka and Hazama, and Rachel and Bang. HilarityEnsues.]]
* GameOverMan: Unless you're playing Carl, Arakune, Valkenhayn or Platinum [[note]]in which cases, with the exception of Arakune, Hazama is your GameOverMan[[/note]] pray your character gets an immediate evac. If you don't, bad shit goes down, even if you fight (sorry, Makoto).
* GoneToTheFuture: [[spoiler:He was thrown into the Cauldron during the Dark War, which sent him decades into the future. He lost his memories as a result, but regained them over a year and quickly resumed his scientific ambitions]].
* GrappleMove: His Vol Tedo DD and his Astral have Ignis do this.
* GuineaPigFamily: He has used his daughter and later, his wife, for twisted experiments.
* [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Neutral Turn]]: [[spoiler:In the end of ''Chronophantasma'', he's completely stripped of his resources and allegiance by the Imperator and is now under the mercy of his son who wants him alive to cure Ada. Relius was devoid of energy that he decided to just tag along, and meanwhile, Izanami has taken over as the true Heel.]]
* TheHeavy: Along with Hazama in Continuum Shift, although Relius didn't really take center stage untill later revisions.
* HerrDoctor: Played with. Like Carl, his profile lists his birthplace as Austria, and he is known by some as "Dr. Relius." However, he doesn't have a stereotypical accent of any kind, let alone if he even is a doctor.
** Then again, ''[=BlazBlue=]'''s well known for not caring who anyone's from before; it's just an excuse for people to know ''where everything is.''
* HumiliationConga: By the end of [[spoiler:''Chronophantasma'', Relius has been beaten to near death by Valkenhayn. He was only saved when Carl, his son, after seemingly siding with him, pulled him out of the falling debris. Then Relius finds out that the Imperator abandoned him and took Phantom with her, and knew that the NOL has been converted to the good guys, and he's ''at the mercy'' of both Carl and Litchi, the two people he played like puppets before. Relius just tells Carl to finish him off, but Carl still had Litchi patch him up and says that he'll not let him die until Ada is cured, which requires Relius and his genius alive. He's reduced from an ImplacableMan with no weaknesses to a near-hapless victim. One almost can't help but feel sorry for him despite his previous record.]]
* HyperspaceArsenal: Like his son, he can pull off grey and green metallic arms, gears, a gigantic fist and a hook, from inside his cloak. With no visible sign of any of them being there in the first place.
** As of ''Chronophantasma'', a king-sized swiss army knife, a set of sharpened gears for ranged attacks and a large mass of mechanical parts used in his Crush Trigger are added to his arsenal.
* ImplacableMan: [[spoiler: In the portables' [=EX2=] story, Relius was shoved off to the Cauldron by Ada/Nirvana. But then he's suddenly back and kicking later, meaning that Relius is probably unhindered by death]].
* InvincibleVillain: He is just as strong, if not even stronger than Terumi and has access to the same resources (Consciousness that carries over time-loops, [[AWizardDidIt Phantom]] and the entirety of the NOL), and shares his genius. [[spoiler: And like Terumi, he gets robbed of this status in ''Chronophantasma''.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: One of his defining traits as a character.
** Expanded upon in his story mode, where it is revealed that while he was working on Nirvana and Ignis, he saw the "true form" of every person, their soul, which is simply a ball of bluish light. This is how he came to view people as mere "things" rather than living beings. He claims that the Amaterasu unit continues to stifle his progress as a scientist.
* LargeHam: Mostly in the English version, but then again, this is Creator/TravisWillingham.
--> ''"NOW THIS... IS MY GREATEST CREATION! MY ONE AND ONLY DESIRE FULFILLED! WITH THIS, I HAVE ACHIEVED... PER-FEC-TION!!!!"''
** He gets even ''more'' lines like this in the Gag Reel...
--> ''"Now, now, this is your only chance in your LIFETIME to be involved in an experiment that could CHANGE the world!"''
--> ''"Experimentation, ho!"''
** EvilIsHammy
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Plastic Night''
* MadScientist
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:The creator of the Murakumo Units, and the one responsible for turning his daughter into Nirvana. He's even using the Imperator herself, and possibly the one personally responsible for turning her into what she is. Being Terumi's partner, he's also responsible for everything bad that's happened in the series' story.]]
** [[spoiler:Inverted in ''Chronophantasma'' they mistook Izanami pulling their Strings for the reverse.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: He's also keen for this stuff. [[spoiler:He managed to rope Litchi into his servitude by stating that in a new world he's trying to create, there'll be a chance to prevent Lotte's fate of turning into Arakune. He also manages to do the same to Carl, who ''hated him with all passion'', just by saying "I'll restore Ada. [[BlatantLies Promise!]]". Karma can be a nasty bitch, though, as in the end of CP, these two are now pulling his strings.]]
* MarionetteMaster: His fighting style. He ''is'' known as "The Mad Puppeteer" after all.
* MindRape: Unlike Hazama, Relius skips the trolling and goes straight to total decimation, [[spoiler:using his research of the soul to filter through your memories, dredging out the worst of them to break you in record time. Just ask poor, ''poor'' [[BreakTheCutie Makoto]]...]]
* MonochromaticEyes: Thanks to his mask, they're blank white.
* NiceGuy: Amazingly enough, he was this in his youth, at least compared to his old friend [[spoiler:[[HotBlooded Valkenhayn]]. In the ''Bloodedge Experience'' novels, he both helped Naoto Kurogane up after being attacked by Valkenhayn and gave advice to both Naoto and Raquel Alucard, even when it wasn't required of him.]]
* NiceHat: Ignis wears a big pink hat with 2 blade-like attachments on it.
* OminousOperaCape
* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:He tries this on Carl in ''CS''[='s=] story mode, for no apparent reason. Thankfully, it doesn't work.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: One of the main reasons that makes him far different than Terumi despite being the same level of evil. Everything Relius did was for a specific reason (could be [[ForScience science]] or anything else), and he wasn't one to dispense unnecessary chaos in his wake, unlike Terumi who's in ForTheEvulz and just loves spreading chaos for his own amusement.
* PsychoticSmirk: Scarily often.
* RapidfireFisticuffs: His Duo Bios DD has Ignis do this to her opponent.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Terumi's red. [[spoiler: In their youth and when [[WeUsedToBeFriends they were partners]] he was also the blue to Valkenhayn's red.]]
* {{Renaissance Man}}: He sees himself as one.
* RobotGirl: Not him but his wife, Ignis Clover, who he transformed into an extremely powerful automaton.
* RollingAttack: His Val Lanto and Id Haas specials have Ignis turning into a wheel and then rams herself at the opponent.
* {{Room 101}}: His Astral is sending people to this trope.
* SelfMadeMan: This is the man who went from a mostly harmless researcher [[spoiler: who worked with Terumi in the attempts of creating Kusanagi 100 years ago]] to a guy who can casually wreck Six Heroes-tier opponents.
* SignatureMove: His Vol Tedo DD, as well as his Astral.
* TheSociopath: In what can only be considered the messed up logical conclusion of the inability to see a difference between "people" and "things" (see LackOfEmpathy above), he unapologetically turned his daughter and wife into puppets.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: While Relius could give a damn less about what a ''person'' looks like, his research on souls leads him to demonstrate this trope in regards to Makoto. Several cases of dialogue heavily indicate these tendencies - even ''Hazama'' thinks his interest in her is "random and untoward" [[spoiler:until he fights her in ''Slight Hope'']].
* TheStoic: Normally speaks with a calm, sophisticated tongue and stays collected in most situations. Easily comparable to the more emotive and impulsive Hazama.
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:He has hints of this in Carl's story mode when he goes on about Ignis. And more humorously, in the gag reels (see LargeHam above).]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:In ''Chronophantasma'', he hinted that he planned to double cross Izanami once the plan was complete. Sadly for him, Izanami sunk the blade between his shoulders first and abandoned both him and Terumi to their fates.]]
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: His Astral intends to invoke him performing dastardly experiments on his defeated opponent, and the table, literal or figurative, vary from opponent to opponent, as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUqMDH8D0wA here.]]
** StealthInsult: When it comes to Amane, whom he put in a brothel cage, it also insinuates that Relius considers Amane a ''male prostitute/slut''.
* ThisIsADrill: One of his Drive moves, as well as three of his specials, has Ignis attack the foe with her arms or legs transformed into long drills.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Just like Hazama[=/=]Terumi.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: See BreakTheHaughty and HumiliationConga.
* VillainProtagonist: He's this during his story mode (seeing as though you play as him), just like Hazama/Terumi.
* VillainsNeverLie: Invoked this when he confronts Carl in ''CP''; he says that, despite his many bad qualities, he has always been honest to his son.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With [[spoiler: Valkenhayn.]]
* WickedCultured: He's a fan of opera.
* WolverineClaws: Ignis mainly uses these.
* WorthyOpponent: Seems to regard Valkenhayn as this. This is notable because Relius typically [[LackOfEmpathy considers people as nothing more than test subjects]], so the fact that he acknowledges someone as his equal says a lot. [[spoiler:This has to do with their shared history in the ''Bloodedge Experience'' novels.]]
* YourSoulIsMine: All but outright stated in his victory quote against Makoto.
--> ''"I shall be taking that."''
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