''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 the arcade version of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift''. Due the [[{{Troperiffic}} sheer amount of trope presented]], the page had to be split. To see characters introduced in the console release and later iterations, refer to ''Characters/BlazBlueContinuumShiftAdditionalCharacters'' Voice actors are listed as Japanese/English.

It may also contain '''unmarked spoilers'''. You may wish to finish the game's story modes before reading. Go [[Characters/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger here]] for characters introduced in ''Calamity Trigger'', [[Characters/BlazBlueChronophantasma here]] for characters introduced in ''Chronophantasma'', [[Characters/BlazBlueCentralFiction here]] for characters introduced in ''Central Fiction'' and [[Characters/BlazBlueNonPlayerCharacters here]] for Non-Player Characters.

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

'''Warning:''' Some art that is linked here (Canon or Fanon) may be [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]. Some also contain spoilers.
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[[folder:Lambda -No.11-]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:The Mechanical Soul]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 155cm (5'1")
* Weight: 45kg (99.2 lbs)
* Blood type: Unknown
* Date of Birth: Unknown
* Birthplace: Ibukido
* Hobbies: Observing Tartar
* Values: None
* Likes: None
* Dislikes: None
]

--> ''"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 (Japanese) / Creator/CristinaValenzuela (English)

-> After Nu's apparent death, Kokonoe has Tager salvage the 11th Prime Field Device 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''.

-> In ''Chronophantasma'', Lambda disappears to make way for the return of Nu. However, in ''CPEX'', Lambda is added again to the roster on October 9, 2014. She will be based on Nu'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'''. The swords that she summons have shorter range but bigger hitbox than Nu's. Her playstyle is also different from Nu's, while still mostly a zoning character, Lambda focuses more on getting up close to her opponent and using her melee attacks. Her Overdrive, '''Elysium''', increases the size and damage of her Drive attacks and grants them new properties.

-> In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel '''Duo Cultus''' has her stun the foe with her swords. Then she proceeds to do multiple somersault kicks a'la [[StreetFighter Guile's Flash Explosion]]. Her Astral is the same as Nu's.

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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.
* ArtificialHuman: She is a Murakumo Unit.
* 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, shown as a [[TransformationSequence special sequence]] in her BattleIntro.
* {{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.
* ClonesArePeopleToo: Noel treats her as a sister instead of a copy, and Kokonoe really dislikes forcing her into action. Her personality and individuality are still developing, but they're definitely present.
* CloningBlues: Just like Nu and Noel.
* CyberCyclops: Only when she dons her facial mask though, 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. In the fourth game, her new Act Parser Tri can lead to even more combinations.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Twice in ''CF'' arcade, she has said this. The first in her Act 1 arcade when fighting Hakumen, the second in her Act 2 arcade when fighting Nu. Both of them having her saying that she's gonna protect Ragna.
* {{Determinator}}: Her ''CF'' arcade shows her to be this - she was beaten quite hard by Hakumen and yet choosing to keep going. All because she wants to meet Ragna. Hakumen and Nine naturally lampshade this.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Originally designed as a re-balanced 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: What Kokonoe ''thinks'' she is, but does grow a degree of sentience as the series goes on.
* EnemyWithin: In Lambda's Story Mode, she's occasionally plagued by Nu'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.]]
* FetalPositionRebirth: When she was done being rejuvenated by Kokonoe in her PeopleJars, she was first shown (in CS) floating on this pose.
* FlawedPrototype: Though her decrepit, cobbled-together state probably doesn't help, either.
* FlyingFirepower: Downplayed in both accounts: She just [[PowerFloats floats]], and her projectiles doesn't reach as far as Nu's.
* FlyingWeapon[=/=]RazorWings: Same deal as Nu's.
* FragileSpeedster: She has fast dashes, but only has 10,000 health.
* GlassCannon: 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. Slightly mitigated in Centralfiction, but she is still fragile.
* 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).
* HairDecorations: Wears a blade-shaped hairpin at the end of her BraidsOfAction.
* 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.]]
* HitAndRunTactics: The official ''CF'' site describes her playstyle as "hit and away".
* HomingProjectile: The new version of Calamity Sword in ''CPEX'' automatically targets the opponent's position.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: At least, the ones who created Lambda and the other Murakumo units certainly were.
* HumanWeapon: Same as Nu.
* 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.]]
* IWillFindYou: At the end of her ''CPEX'' arcade run, she resolves to find Ragna. In ''CF'', despite being controlled by Kokonoe, she still tries to find Ragna and will try to eliminate any perceived threat towards him.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "watashi" to refer to himself and "anata" to refer to people. Though, being more robotic, she does this rarely.
* {{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.
** EtherealChoir: The song has one for an ominous feel, similar to Nu.
* LongRangeFighter: Downplayed; she has similar long range capabilities as Nu, but she also has some close-ranged tactics with her unique specials.
* MachineMonotone: As is the standard for the Murakumo Units.
* PaletteSwap: Her battle outfit to Nu.
* 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 though, 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. Not to say that she isn't cute herself.
* RoboSpeak: Even more than Nu.
* RobotGirl: The eleventh prime-field device
* SignatureMove: Much like Nu, her Drive moves and Legacy Edge.
* SpaceMaster: Much like Nu, she can manipulate space to summon swords.
* TheStoic: Even more so than Nu-13.
* StormOfBlades: Much like Nu.
* ThemeNaming: Same as Nu, i.e. swords and bladed weapons. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And brand names of cars.]]
%%* TragicHero
* VocalEvolution: After her appearance in the Anime, her voice has changed somewhat to differentiate her from her sisters. Lambda's speech is more softspoken and subtle compared to Nu's higher pitched {{Yandere}} voice and Mu's more confident and authoritative tone.
* WhenSheSmiles: Comes with being the resident EmotionlessGirl; while she has an identical face to Noel, who smiles quite often, the rarity of Lambda's smiles makes it all the sweeter when she does. It was first showcased in ''Alter Memory'', and got more exposure in ''Chronophantasma Extend'' as a part of her CharacterDevelopment.
* 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.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Ragna in one of the ''Chronophantasma Extend'' Gag Reels, where he is dating Noel, and Lambda and Nu are her sisters. Ragna notes that Lambda is the most stable out of all three of them.
* 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: Is designated Boundary Interface Prime Field Device –No.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:300:Cue "Music/RideOfTheValkyries".]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 160cm (5'3")
* Weight: 47kg (103.6 lbs)
* Blood type: A
* Date of Birth: March 14
* Birthplace: Naobi
* Hobbies: Painting, singing
* Likes: Historical dramas
* Dislikes: War
]

--> ''"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 (Japanese) / Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (English)

-> 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. Later story developments will have her learning some awful truths which makes her go down the dark path, and her friends must save her.

-> 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.

-> In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel '''Shinbatsu: Mei wo Iru Ikazuchi (Court Punishment: Thunder Shoots (Through) the Dark)''' has her stun her opponent with the Izayoi book. Then she turns her blade into [[EnergyBow a bow of light]] and then [[BeamSpam fires a multitude of laser arrows at the opponent.]] Her Astral, '''Shinsei: Hito wo Sabaku Kami (Saint's Court: God Judges the People) / 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.

[[hardline]]
* ACupAngst: While not as obsessed as other characters, she doesn't react well to Taokaka fondling her breasts and deeming them as 'average'.
* ActionGirl: A cross between this and LadyOfWar.
* {{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.
* AncestralWeapon: As seen in the Phase Shift novels, the Izayoi was first wielded by Tsubaki's ancestor.
* 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.
* 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 shit-list, as well as being one of the few who can actually stop him now after unlocking Izayoi's full power. Rachel also asked both her and Jin to kill Ragna before he dies normally; and if that fails, Rachel also asked her to [[SuicideByCop kill her with Immortal Breaker]].]]
* AnAxeToGrind / DropTheHammer: She can summon a big axe/hammer thing from her book in some of her specials.
* 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.
* BadassCape: A part of her main outfit.
* 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.
* BettyAndVeronica: Jin and Hakumen respectively, for her. Jin is her ChildhoodFriend whom she looks up to a lot, and she desires to be his assistant. Hakumen is one of the Six Heroes of legend whom she idolizes, and he has acknowledged it; he even shows his softer side to her. [[DramaticIrony The irony is that]] [[spoiler:Jin and Hakumen are the same person. Well, okay, Hakumen being an alternate timeline Jin who's more mature and experienced than the current, but still.]]
* 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 hasn'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.]] And in the end [[spoiler:she's the only one still convinced that Ragna is "pure evil" and never knows that he's more than he looks (especially as he becomes more morally upright), Black Beast or no.]]
* BlessedWithSuck / DeadlyUpgrade: In her story mode, using a Distortion or Astral Heat as the killing move 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 her to get rid of it already, and Ragna offers the favor of destroying it for her (before Hakumen interferes anyway).
* BlindJustice: In both the literal and figurative sense.
* 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:
** This happens when Hazama comes at her and trolls her about her blindness, as well as saying that how Noel stole her chance of being Jin's secretary. She got broken further when the Imperator's influence starts to get into her.
** 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.
* BreakoutCharacter: She was voted the most popular character in an official poll (as shown in ''Bururaji W'''s live recording special) ran by Creator/ArcSystemWorks themselves, beating out all three of the primary main characters. She's been steadily getting a larger role with every subsequent game after her debut as a result.
* CanadaEh: Born in Naobi, located in Canada.
* CannotSpitItOut: It's downplayed in the main series where she's fairly modest with her feelings towards Jin, but ''Remix Heart'' takes it up to levels not uncommon in other Anime.
* 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.
* ChekhovsGunman: Tsubaki appeared as an NPC in ''Calamity Trigger'' flashbacks.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Jin.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: 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''.
* 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!
* ClosetGeek: Her HMPK segment reveals that she's one for historical dramas. This isn't alluded everywhere else in the game.
* TheCoatsAreOff: She sometimes starts off as wearing her Zero Squadron cloak with a CoolMask, which she then discards in her BattleIntro.
* ContainmentField: With Izayoi, she can project one called Zanki Barrier, which, aside from being physically impenetrable, can block attempts of observations and phenomenon interventions.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: She has them on their boots.
* 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.
* DrivenByEnvy: In ''CS'' Hazama exploits her lingering jealousy for Noel as a way to pit them together as part of his plans, and it drives her to try to kill Noel.
* 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: two of her specials involve her shooting a light ball, with one being the midair version of the other.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: In ''Remix Heart'', she always tries to [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend 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. It returns to its ''Continuum Shift'' colour scheme by the end after her she's back on the heroes` side, which carries over to her appearance in ''Central Fiction''.
* 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.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: For some reason, her book, blade and hat have eyes on them.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Becomes more ruthless at the end of ''Continuum Shift'', and opts to kill her friends.]] Don't worry, it doesn't stick.
* 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.
** AscendedFangirl: Being a Six Heroes fan is part of the reason she joined the NOL in the first place; to be like them.
* FeatherMotif: Pointed out in her Astral Heat. She herself also has white PerpetualMolt applied to many of her attacks, and it turns black as [[FaceHeelTurn she turns heel]] in ''CP''.
* 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).
* 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.
* 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.]]
* 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''.
** Phase Shift novels also reveals that the thing has been made centuries ago and that Nine creates Ars Armagus based on Izayoi, so the weapon is effectively the prototype to all Armagus (and possibly Nox Nyctores) in existence.[[note]]And it's still called an "armagus" in universe, possibly to prevent confusion, just as how MegaManX was called a "reploid" despite all reploids being based on his schematics.[[/note]]
* 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 -No.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 ''Wheel of Fortune'', she tried stopping Jin from going to the Kagutsuchi cauldron but he dismissed her; then after witnessing him getting beaten by Ragna, she tried to take on the latter by herself to no avail. Then Nu came down, thinking that Tsubaki is messing with "her" Ragna; when an angered Jin screamed at Nu to go away from Ragna, she responded by throwing her sword at him; Tsubaki shielded him from it and later got Legacy Edged. Long story short, she'll die if she stayed being Jin's secretary; Noel (after several time loops later) taking her place has indirectly saved Tsubaki from her original fate.]]
** Negated by ''Central Fiction''; [[spoiler: it may be an effect of the Embryo, but as Izayoi, she states in her pre-fight intro with Ragna that she's in 4th (Jin's) division, so she got her wish eventually.]]
* HairDecorations: Wears a hairband during her time in the Military Academy. Also the pair of hair tubes on the sides of her head.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: She denies having any sort of romantic feelings for Jin whenever the subject surfaces, she's a pretty bad liar though so nobody believes her.
* 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.
* TheIdealist: Believes in a peaceful world where everything's pleasant.
* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Granddaughter]] / GenerationXerox: To her ancestor Ayame Yayoi, who fought alongside The Six Heroes. There is a strong physical resemblance, and a similar personality. The main difference being, Ayame was HappilyMarried with children, while Tsubaki CannotSpitItOut to her LoveInterest Jin.
* ImageSong: Her voice actress sings a vocal version of her theme "Condemnation Wings" called "Condemnation Wings ~Cry Camellia~". She also has a collective one with Noel's voice actor, for their vs. theme "Memory of Tears" called "Don't Look Back".
* 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''.
* InternalReveal: [[spoiler: After four games of being LockedOutOfTheLoop, Tsubaki finally learns that Ragna and Jin are brothers, and Hakumen's identity in Act 3 of ''Central Fiction''.]]
* {{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.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "watashi" to call herself and "anata" when speaking with others.
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: In a variant, she calls Jin (who's her ChildhoodFriend and thus has no blood relations with her) "Jin-niisama". This shows her utmost respect towards him. Discussed in ''Wheel of Fortune'' where Jin tells her not to call him such during duty and she struggles to call him "Major Kisaragi".
* JusticeWillPrevail: Pretty much her central theme. This gets discussed a lot, particularly in ''Chronophantasma''.
* LadyOfWar: Very dignified with a graceful moveset.
* LagCancel: somewhat like Hakumen, she can freely cancel her specials into another. She can also cancel the delay of her normal attacks by using her Drive.
* LapPillow: She has an exhausted Jin sleeping on her lap in Remix Heart's BeachEpisode. Makoto and Kajun then takes a photo of the two.
* LargeHam: See {{Invocation}} above. The fact she ThinksLikeARomanceNovel makes this even better.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Condemnation Wings''
* LightEmUp: Izayoi works by manipulating light around her to attack her foes.
* 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.
* LipstickLesbian: The original version of Tsubaki has explicitly stated to have been a lesbian and 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.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Mostly, the reason she stayed with the NOL is because of her jealousy. This fits her current situation quite well.
* MadnessMantra: after she's defeated by Ragna in ''CP'' chapter 7, she starts saying "Noel, Makoto, Jin (nii-sama)" over and over as she blamed Ragna because he (indirectly) causes the three to defect from the NOL.
* MeaningfulName: Tsubaki means "Camellia" in Japanese. Hakumen named his special move "Camellia" after her. Moreover, Tsubaki's weapon name refer to the moon, hinting at her ability to block out light.[[note]]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.
* MoralityPet: to Jin (one of two). Also to Hakumen. [[spoiler:Both are alternate timeline versions of each other, you see.]]
* MoreThanMindControl: Really, Terumi orchestrated the perfect environment to plant the seeds of discord between her, Jin, and Noel; he put Noel under Jin's command knowing full well Tsubaki wanted that position and assigned the latter to one of the NOL's lesser squads. From that point it just took a bit of prodding and [[spoiler:Nine's Mind Eater spell]] to convince her to perform a FaceHeelTurn. Fortunately, her friends manage to bring her back with ThePowerOfLove.
* MsImagination: One of the drama tracks is dedicated to her rather...warped daydreams, which misinterprets the other characters to a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments glorious]] extent.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: What [[TheCorrupter Terumi]] convinces her to do to Noel so she can take her spot alongside Jin. She can't go through with it though, well before Mind Eater kicked in anyway...
* NiceGal: She's pretty nice and polite, and all-around good citizen. Although her duty as part of the Zero Squadron would make her do some questionable acts, and as she's BrainwashedAndCrazy in ''CP'' she becomes more hostile.
* NiceHat: In the radio show, it's even voiced by (Creator/TomokazuSugita's brilliant impression of) Creator/NorioWakamoto!
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: When she was a student council member in the Academy, she often acts as this for her group, Remix Heart. She will try to remind them of the rules and call them out whenever they're acting suspicious, although she can relent at times.
* TheOjou: Sorta gives off this vibe, being from a high ranking family and maintaining a dignified and graceful appearance.
* OnlySaneWoman: Relative to her best friends Makoto and Noel, she's the one trying to keep their antics in check.
** Reversed in ''Bururaji''; it's Noel trying to keep ''her'' (and Ragna) in check.
* 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.
* PhraseCatcher: In CP she's told to "open your eyes" a lot.
* 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. Though on one of the official Dakimakuras, she ''is'' wearing (ripped) tights.
* 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.
* {{Shotoclone}}: It's not until ''CP'' where she gains a ground projectile move, in addition to her uppercut and rushing specials she already has.
* 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: She only has simple desires of being under Jin's orders, assisting him in his duties. Lampshaded mercilessly by [[spoiler: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.]]
* SympathyForTheHero: In ''CF'', [[spoiler:Nine sympathizes with how badly the universe has treated her, much like Nine herself.]]
* ThemeNaming: In Japanese version, her special moves, DD's and Astral Heat have epic-sounding names in Japanese, all referencing justice in some way. In the overseas version, they have holy-sounding names in Latin.
* 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.
* ThreeStrikeCombo: She can chain Sanctus Aequum -> Sanctus Veritas -> Sanctus Decus and Benedictus Rex -> Aequum Eleison -> Lux Aeterna specials. Her Confutatis Maledictis DD also becomes like this in Overdrive.
* 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.
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: A significant point of her character is when her sense of justice conflicts with her personal feelings. In ''Continuum Shift'', she's charged with killing Jin and Noel, something she's clearly uncomfortable with and doesn't want to do, but her sense of loyalty to the NOL causes her to adhere to her orders. She ''tries'' to follow her orders, but ultimately can't bring herself to fight either of them so [[spoiler: Nine casts [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mind Eater]] on her]] so that she fully adheres to her sense of justice becoming a LawfulEvil KnightTemplar in the process. In ''Chronophantasma'' thanks to the efforts of her friends, [[spoiler:she's freed from the Mind Eater spell]] and works to use her power for her friends while maintaining her justice. She's firmly on the good end of the scale by ''Central Fiction'' [[spoiler: she's horrified at Izanami's idea of killing Noel for the sake of her desires, and actively protects her from those who wish to cause her harm, even against Jin and Hakumen, the two people she admires more than anyone.]]
* TokenWholesome: Wears a full-body uniform that hides most of her figure, while most others are decidedly fanservice-y in different ways.
* TragicHero: She lost her siblings, have to kill one of her friends and got brainwashed by [[spoiler: Hazama/Yuuki Terumi]].
* TransformationSequence: She has one in the CS story where her outfit becomes dark due to the Imperator's influence.
* UnknownRival: She has an intense grudge against Ragna for being the cause of Noel and Jin's defection from the NOL. Ragna barely knows who she is, and when they finally do meet face-to-face in ''Chronophantasma'', he hardly cares.
* 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.]]
* {{Valkyries}}: She has a very Valkyrie-esque design, from the winged helmet, armor, and sword and shield fighting style.
* WhipSword: One of her normal attacks turns her dagger into one that looks extremely similar to [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Ivy]]'s.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Whenever she wears her hood, she also has a one-eyed white mask.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute As seen in her gag ending; she hates pandas 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.
* WomanInWhite: Her outfit in ''Centralfiction'' is notably whiter than its original beige color.
* 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:300:[[BlatantLies Clearly the face of someone you can trust.]]]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 183 cm (6'0")
* Weight: 61 kg (134.5 lbs)
* Blood type: AB
* Date of Birth: April 29
* Birthplace: Unknown
* Hobbies: Collecting silver accessories
* Likes: Boiled eggs
* Dislikes: Cats
]

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

-> '''Voiced by:''' YuuichiNakamura (Japanese) / Erik Davies (''Calamity Trigger''-''Continuum Shift II''), Creator/DougErholtz (''Continuum Shift Extend'' onward), Creator/SpikeSpencer (during Extra Arcade Scene in ''Continuum Shift II'') (English)

-> 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 the vessel for 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.]]

-> In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel '''Meija Gekkouga''' has him stunning his foe with a kick. He then does some more kicks, ending with Serpent's Infernal Rapture, then he catches the launched foe with Ouroboros and slams them back to the ground, and finishes it with a slash of his knife covered in dark energy. His Astral, '''Senkon Meiraku/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. In the fourth game, this has been changed so that Terumi no longer takes over.

-> 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.]]
* ActuallyADoombot: In Hakumen's ''CP'' Arcade, Hazama uses a barrier, Eternal Labyrinth, to create his fake to delay him and the other Six Heroes.
* AllAccordingToPlan: [[spoiler: Everything he did in ''Continuum Shift'' was completely orchestrated, just to infiltrate Takamagahara.]]
* AmbiguouslyEvil: After [[spoiler:separating from Terumi]], Hazama's moral standing is dubious at best. He's nowhere near the scumbag as Terumi is, but he has his own hidden agenda as well. Even more so in Act 2 where he is pretty much a WildCard at this point.
* AmnesiacDissonance: In ''CF'', the amnesiac Hazama is quite different than in the previous games - he really is a polite gentleman instead of being a man of slyness under a polite facade. [[spoiler: Or not. Act 2 reveals that he's still as much of a master actor as he used to be.]]
* AnimalMotifs: The snake. Case in point, all of his Drives have snake names, his crest (and thus AnimalBattleAura) goes with the Ouroboros theme, he enjoys boiled eggs, he has snake-like eyes and he despises cats.
* ArchEnemy: Mostly by virtue of housing the ''real'' person that everyone hates, but subverted after [[spoiler: Terumi is separated]] and most of the cast just leave him be, though are still weary of him.
* TheArtifact: Since Terumi is a separate playable character now, Hazama has kind of lost most of his ties to people directly related to Terumi. Despite this though, he still has ''Nightmare Fiction/II'' in matches against Ragna in ''Central Fiction'', despite the two lacking any of their HamToHamCombat associated with their matches since ''Continuum Shift'' as a result of both of their memories being tampered with, resulting in the lack of animosity both had for each other in previous titles.
* 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 Terumi being its creator, his Azure is also a counterfeit like Ragna's.]]
** LivingMacGuffin: [[spoiler: As revealed in ''Chronophantasma'', he literally '''is''' his own Azure Grimoire.]]
* ArtificialHuman[=/=]SoulJar: Hazama is, in actuality, a host body for Terumi [[spoiler:created from an Azure Grimoire.]]
* AudibleSharpness: [[LampshadeHanging Pokes fun at this]] by [[CallingYourAttacks actually saying "SHING!"]] when he attacks with his knives.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He is a captain in the NOL's Intelligence Department and one of the most powerful villains in the series.
* AxCrazy: Mainly applies to Terumi though. Otherwise without him Hazama is more sane.
* TheBadGuyWins: As the Arcade Mode boss in ''CS'', he always wins his battles, with the exception of Jin and Relius.
* {{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.
%%* BadBoss
* 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.]]
* BaitTheDog: ''CT'' establishes him as a good mild-mannered guy who doesn't like fighting... but then in the ending he reveals his true colors, i.e a major villain. In ''CS'' onward he stops doing it.
* BastardUnderstudy: [[spoiler: Hinted at in ''Chronophantasma'', and finally brought to light in ''Central Fiction''. After being separated from Terumi, Hazama doesn't want to be his vessel anymore, instead wanting to find the Azure and destroy Amaterasu for his own reasons which, as per usual with him, he has yet to specify.]]
* 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.]]
* BenevolentBoss: He can put up an act of this, where he treated both Noel and Tsubaki with respect.
* 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.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He might act like a polite chap... but all of it is just to mask his slyness and danger.
* 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.
* 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.
* BreakoutVillain: Mori stated that when he designed Hazama and characterized him, he wanted Hazama to be an unlikable antagonist with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. When a popularity pool occurred in a Blazblue festival all the voice actor participants were in complete and utter shock when Hazama came in 3rd place, surpassing both the main character and his [[spoiler:former]] host themselves, but only to be beaten only by Noel and Tsubaki.
* 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 / GeminiDestructionLaw: 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 [[ShapingYourAttacks serpentine apparitions]] composed of dark energy.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Hazama and Terumi were virtually indistinguishable from each other initially, to the point where many fans assumed the former was simply an alias for the latter. After [[spoiler: Trinity separates them]] and Terumi becomes his own separate character, Hazama began to diverge in characterization a bit. This becomes even more present in ''Central Fiction''. [[spoiler: According to story details, both of them remain separated from each other, with Hazama being affected by the memory loss caused by Nine's LotusEaterMachine. He actually believes he's a Captain in the NOL and upon meeting Terumi again decides to work with him in order to recover his lost memories, in much the same way Kazuma Kvar did in the novel ''Phase Shift 1''.]] A big tell that Hazama is now his own character is the fact that he does not have a special intro with Ragna or Valkenhayn anymore, where Terumi is in control and his voice set switches to a special C-type, which is his Unlimited form's voice. Also, when using his Astral Heat, Hazama doesn't transform into Terumi anymore. In his ending, it's shown that he has different desires from Terumi, and Nine offers to grant his wish if he defeats [[spoiler: Izanami]]. The Six Heroes theme also doesn't play when he faces off against Hakumen, Nine, Valkenhayn, or Terumi. Act 2 plays with this.
** CharacterRerailment: [[spoiler: Played with in Act 2. Hazama was actually not affected by the Embryo, and still knows about his connection to Terumi. He was just screwing with everyone [[ItAmusedMe for shits and giggles]]. His true intentions, however, are still different than Terumi's.]]
* 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 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 run away 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 outside of using Ouroboros.]]
* ConsummateLiar: Subverted... usually. He doesn't usually even try to hide the truth unless it has to do with his plans.
* TheCoatsAreOff: Inverted, one of his BattleIntro has him coatless, then he dons it before the battle starts.
* 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.]]
* 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.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has his moments. In particular, while Jin, Noel, and Tsubaki resolutely state the NOL's BadassCreed, Hazama snarks his way through it.
-->(''to Izanami'') My wish? If I had to explain, it was something like "Please disappear, you're in the way."
-->(''to Terumi'') ...Did you say similar things to your previous vessel as well? What a poor guy. I get it already. You're a serious slavedriver.
* 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."'']]
* 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.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Both Hazama and Terumi use Ouroboros as a part of their playstyle, but Hazama is more well-rounded, using it for both offensive and defensive capabilities as well as for general movement. Terumi uses it primarily for more offensive purposes. Also [[ForceAndFinesse Hazama's style is more graceful and dance-like with also utilising confusing tactics, while Terumi is more brutal and head-on, relying on pressuring his opponent relentlessly.]]
* 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]]; though Hazama is more of this to Terumi]].
** DemotedToDragon: [[spoiler: He and Relius were hyped up to be the ultimate villains for the longest time... until ''Chronophantasma'' came along and revealed Izanami as the GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere who was the real villain all along.]]
** DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler: He is now this as of ''Central Fiction''. In Act 1, he meets up with Terumi again and is trying to find a way to merge with him again. Except that's a lie, and he's actually not interested in being Terumi's meat puppet anymore. Hazama's true goal remains unknown, with the only hint about it being Nine's remarks that it's "interesting", causing her to erupt with amused laughter.]]
%%* TheDreaded
* 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.
* EvilAllAlong: What was thought as a good-mannered gentleman who doesn't like fighting turns out to be such a sociopathic {{Troll}}.
* 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: For Ragna. He has the power of the Azure Grimoire and has a powerful lady backing him, just like Ragna.
* EvilFeelsGood: He gets his laughs from screwing people over.
* 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.
* EvilWearsBlack: He wears a mostly black 3-piece suit with a black hat, and boy is he a sly person.
* ExpressiveHair: When his cover is blown completely, he takes off his hat and it stands up straight. Although, that's generally a sign that it's no longer Hazama talking but Terumi.
* 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, Yuuki Terumi takes over and either trolling, general bastardry, asskicking or all of the above ensue.
** HellishPupils: His eyes have snake pupils that would make [[Manga/SoulEater Medusa]] squirm.
* FakingAmnesia: [[spoiler: In ''Central Fiction'', he only pretended to have amnesia and knew about his connection with Terumi. The truth is he have his own goals.]]
* 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.
** AffablyEvil: However without his memories in ''Central Fiction'', he actually is legitimately polite and amiable. That said, he's still as shady as ever and ''will'' kick your ass if provoked.
* 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.
* FinalBoss: In ''Continuum Shift'', he serves as the Arcade boss.
* FingerlessGloves
* ForceAndFinesse: The Finesse to Teurmi's force - Terumi fights with a brutal, roughneck style of fighting fitting his sadism, gameplay-wise he plays pretty straightforward and very meter-reliant (with his drive named ''Force'' Eater to drive the point home, which helps with meter gain), while Hazama fights stylishly with his dance-esque moves and is suited with playing mind-games with confusing mix-ups and complex maneuvers with his Ouroboros.
* GambitIndex: Practically all the major stuff on this list applies to Terumi in spades.
** BatmanGambit: His fight with Ragna. [[spoiler:After Ragna powers up the Azure Grimoire.]] He's banking heavily on the fact that if he loses [[spoiler:Ragna won't kill him because of his life link to Noel.]] And if that works he's still counting on [[spoiler:the Observers to be distracted for a brief instant so he can kill them all.]]
** ClockKing: Much of what Terumi knows about most of the cast is due to repeating "that worthless comedy show" so many times and seeing every possibility of the continuum shift. [[spoiler:Not only did Makoto refuse to play to his schedule, but being overreliant on Takamagahara's observations left him unable to adapt to reality after ''Continuum Shift'', leaving him in the dust regarding the plans of his opposition.]]
** GambitRoulette: It seems like he's playing this game, as his plans come together a little ''too'' perfectly and rely on the independent actions of over fifteen people. [[spoiler:Massively subverted. Thanks to the magic of Phantom, he's been able to observe every single possibility of every single timeline of the continuum shift. The reason he always seems to know what will happen is because ''he does''.]]
** OutGambitted: In ''Chronophantasma'', [[spoiler:by Izanami.]]
** ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler: How Terumi got inside Takamagahara to deliver Phantom's virus. He had Relius kill Hazama, who weakened from his fight with Ragna. Having already been life-linked to Noel (as Mu), Hazama would come back to life while Terumi was off disabling Takamagahara.]]
** XanatosSpeedChess: [[spoiler:Makoto's [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]] with Noel and Tsubaki was a potential [[SpannerInTheWorks boobytrap]] that could have violently imploded his plans for the two of them. To make certain she's out of the way, he patches a request to her indirectly (she doesn't trust him -- see DevilInPlainSight above) to get her as far away from Kagutsuchi as possible, and when she ''does'' come back midway through his plot, the first thing he tries to do when he catches her chatting with Jin is attempt to ''kill her''. Key word being "try" -- the attack is parried.]]
*** UriahGambit: [[spoiler:Said mission to get her away from Kagutsuchi involved a trip to the cauldron in Ibukido -- while he wanted her job to dead-end, choking on seithr or a cauldron timescrew is welcome, too. Put short, it ''backfired''.]]
* GameFace: Normally looking normal with EyesAlwaysShut, if Terumi breaks out from the inside, his hair spikes up and his eyes open.
* GameOverMan: He's one in Carl, Valkenhayn and Platinum's CS storyline. Normally Relius is the GameOverMan, but those three have issues directly with Relius, so Hazama took his place there.
* 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.
* GreenAndMean: Green being his main color scheme... and is pretty rude and foul-mouthed. Downplayed for the times he has to save face and keep up a polite façade.
* 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 activates the Azure Grimoire in the Japanese version, the kanji that reads "Blazblue" is '''碧'''の魔道書 instead of the usual '''蒼'''の魔道書. His version uses the kanji for "green" instead of "blue" like Ragna's and Nu's, but both can be read as "Ao". 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[[note]]Although this may refer to Yuuki Terumi as opposed to Hazama himself[[/note]].
* HazyFeelTurn: He breaks away from Terumi in the fourth game because he likes his newfound freedom, but that doesn't mean he's suddenly one of the good guys as he still enjoys being TheGadfly and watching the rest of the cast scrambling around him.
* 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. This continues in ''CF'', where [[spoiler:after being separated from Terumi, he goes off with his own thing; it's rather scarcely hinted (if at all) on his motives, unlike Terumi (who still has OmnicidalManiac as his schtick).]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: In the long run, ending the time-loops in ''Continuum Shift'' was the catalyst 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.]]
* IdenticalStranger: To [[spoiler:[[NamesTheSame Another Hazama]] from Naoto’s timeline. The only difference is that the Hazama from ''Bloodedge Experience'' looks younger. Naoto assumes that they are the same person but Hazama doesn’t know him and Relius says that no one named Hazama appeared in the main timeline version of Naoto’s story]].
* 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.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "watashi" or "watakushi" to refer to himself. It's part of his "less imposing that he is" facade. He, however, uses "boku" for one moment when [[spoiler: he regains his memories in ''CF'']] for some reason. He also uses "anata" to refer to people.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even worse than Jin and Luna combined, even when he's in his "mild mannered guise."
* JokerImmunity: Despite his fate in the third game [[spoiler:i.e being drown on a lake after stabbing Trinity]], he reappears in ''CF'' and looks to be quite well. Granted, see UncertainDoom below.
* 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").
* KnifeNut: Not only does he fight with his [[ButterflyKnife 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 he starts being active, however, everything gets dead serious.
* LackOfEmpathy: Hazama's empathy for others is virtually nonexistent.
* LargeHam: Oh yes. When Terumi takes over, he even out-hams ''Bang''.
--> ''"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]].
* LeanAndMean: Quite tall, lean and a major villain. He does present a mask of politeness, but it only serves to underscore his poison tongue and sly personality.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''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.
* LetsGetDangerous: He becomes this whenever Terumi takes control of him.
* 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. In ''CF'', though, without Terumi inside him, he really BecameTheMask. [[spoiler:At least until his Act 2 arcade play, where it's revealed that he applied FakeAmnesia for himself for shits and giggles.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Hazama" means "gap" or "edge", i.e Edge of the Boundary.
* 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).
* MinoredInAsskicking: Claims to not like violence and unnecessary fights but being Terumi's vessel, he does possess some formidable combat ability.
* MrFanservice: A story mode illustration shows him in a bathtub, completely naked, although water works as a CensorSteam. [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles Shiny sparkles]] included!
* MysteriousPast: [[spoiler: In Naoto's Act 3 Arcade, he encounter Hazama, but he didn't recognize Naoto. Then he ran into Relius and asked him a question about Hazama's past, but he doesn't know about Hazama's history either. Naoto apparently had encountered Hazama in the past, but it's hinted that it might not be the same Hazama as the one in the present.]]
* 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''.
** Since [[spoiler: Hazama aka Terumi is sustained by hatred]], [[FridgeBrilliance it actually makes sense]] that he would enjoy a dish [[spoiler: that embodies hate so well]].
* 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. Subverted later on though, see AmbiguouslyEvil above.
** 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 Grimoire (and Ragna's) and Ouroboros shut down completely, B.) He was antagonizing [[GeniusBruiser Tager]] prior to the evocation and pissing him off even more would be... [[BullyingADragon unwise]], and finally C.) He'd JUST finished gloating to Ragna that, without naming any names, he'd killed Celica years ago and now there was no way for Ragna to activate Kushinada's Lynchpin.]]
--> '''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.]]
* OnlyOneName: Is simply named “Hazama.”
* {{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.
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: He's the Polite Villain to Ragna's Rude Hero.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He likes insulting Beastkins and Prime-Fields for being "dolls".
* PopCulturedBadass: Dude's responsible for 60% of the game's shout-outs, everything from ''Franchise/StarWars'' to various anime.
* ThePowerOfHate: He or rather Terumi inside him 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. Hazama is the Blue to Terumi's Red.
* 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.
** SoftSpokenSadist: He talks to his victims in a calm and collected manner.
* SarcasticClapping: Hazama does this whenever he loses a match due to a Time Up.
** Also in Jin's 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: 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]].
%%* SlowClap: After his battle with Relius, he applaud him.
* 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: Has a condescending smirk at almost all times.
* 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: While he's not as blatantly open about it as Terumi is, especially [[spoiler: when they're separated into independent beings]], he still fits the mold. To Hazama, people are merely pawns to be manipulated and discarded when they aren't useful anymore.
* SophisticatedAsHell: He has a polite manner of speech... but if he's pissed, he'll often couple it with insults and dirty words.
* 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: [[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.]]
** In ''Central Fiction'', it seems Hazama and Terumi's connection was lost and that [[spoiler:thanks to Trinity's spell, Terumi can no longer fuse with him which is fine with Hazama seeing as he dosen't want anything to do with Terumi anymore.]]
* 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 ("Snake Temple"), and Serpent's Infernal Rapture/Jayoku Houtenjin ("Snake Wing Crumbling Heaven Blade").
* 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 phone calls.
*** And of course he also eats them by swallowing them whole, just like how a snake eats their eggs.
* TheTrickster: Likes playing with people's emotions and tricking them.
* {{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.]]
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler: While Terumi is slain by Hakumen in the True Ending of ''Chronophantasma'', Hazama is still unaccounted for. Though, if the trailers for ''Central Fiction'' are any indication, he's, at the very least, still playable.]]
* 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]].]]
* VillainsNeverLie: ''Most of the time.''
** WillNotTellALie: Again, ''most of the time''.
* VillainsActHeroesReact: It's only after him (or rather Terumi inside him) starting to reveal himself and act as the villain in the end of CT (and then in CS) that other characters start going against him, when they previously have their own businesses.
* VillainsWithGoodPublicity: As much good publicity as a member of the intel unit can be, at least.
* VillainTeamUp: [[spoiler:After their fight in Hazama's ''CF'' act 3 arcade play, Terumi found out that Hazama was faking his amnesia and he broke into laughter. He's decided to team up with him, but only with Hazama in charge.]]
* 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.]]
** [[spoiler: Gets even worse in Acts 1 and 3 of ''Central Fiction''. In his Act 1 arcade, he encounters Taokaka, causing his allergies to flare up. He fights her and drives her off. In Tao's Act 3 arcade, he had defeated Ragna and was about to finish him off until Tao appears, causing his allergies to flare up once again and giving Ragna a chance to escape. Tao then fights off Hazama, causing him to retreat when his cat allergies become too unbearable.]]
* WeaponTwirling: As expected of a ButterflyKnife user, he does this a number of times in his animations.
* WhamLine: When confronted by Ragna in ''Continuum Shift'', [[spoiler: he reveals he has his own Azure Grimoire.]]
-->'''Hazama''': [[spoiler: Restriction 666 released...]]
* WildCard: As of CF it's hard to tell what Hazama wants at this point. He has no desire to be Terumi's puppet anymore, but he still enjoys trolling the cast as always.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He's highly allergic to cats. This is pretty much a source of hilarity in the gag reels. Exploited in her Act 3 ''CF'' arcade, where she helps Ragna escape from Hazama and his allergy allows her to overpower him.
* 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: Has green hair just like his host, Terumi, and his fellow vessel, Kazuma.
* 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?!"
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