[[folder:Ragna the Bloodedge]]
* According to WordOfGod, Ragna drew inspiration from another wanted man in red, [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede]]. Also, there's stuff like the psycho-brother, dead female companion, (Rem may not have been Vash and Knives' sister, but damn close enough) [[spoiler:the robot arm]] and [[spoiler:the wing that comes out of his arm.]]
** (Manga only) Dead Older Sister, Tessla. Closer?
** WordOfGod also says that he was inspired by Heine from the manga ''Manga/DogsBulletsAndCarnage'', with additional inspiration from [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]].
* Blonde/White-Haired Guy with big sword in red trench coat has a brother in a blue coat with katana. [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Sound familiar]]?
** It doesn't help that his theme song also has the same name as Dante's katana.
* Hilariously, Ragna's VA is Creator/PatrickSeitz. [[{{Dracula}} Guess which Castlevania character he did?]]
* His personality in joke endings is influenced by [[Manga/GinTama Gintoki]], with whom he shares the same voice actor. Both Ragna and Gintoki are badass white haired swordsmen whose fear of ghosts makes them scream like girls. It is implied in the materials collection that Mori asked Creator/TomokazuSugita to be Ragna after he watched Manga/{{Gintama}}. This inspires various Blazblue x Gintama MAD videos.
** [[spoiler:Bloodedge, Ragna's time-displaced alternate self who fought the Black Beast, pays further homage to Gintoki by only wearing his jacket on the left side, much like how Gintoki wears his outfit.]]
* This gem from Calamity Trigger Reconstruct
--> '''Ragna:''' [[Film/TropicThunder Have you gone full retard?]] HE JUST ATTACKED YOU!
* Another excellent exchange from CP's "Teach Me, Miss Lichi"
--> Ragna: No, listen to me, dammit! I'm telling you I can't play with you - I'll get in trouble! Believe it!
--> Taokaka: You're acting a lot like [[{{Anime/Naruto}} one of those ninja]], Good Guy.
--> Ragna: [[Main/NoFourthWall Woah...That was a close one...Copyrights...all that.]]
* The name of Ragna's theme song is named Rebellion, which is, funnily enough, also the name of [[Music/GraveDigger Grave Digger]] song. [[Creator/DaisukeIshiwatari Who was this game's composer again?]]
* In ''Central Fiction'' he becomes an expy of [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/XBlaze Es]]. Specifically Es from the ending of ''Code Embryo''. Both have to remove themselves from the world because their existence distorts the world. They also erase everyone's memories of them but a LoveInterest is [[WistfulAmnesia somehow able to vaguely recall them]] and vows to reunite with them.]]

[[folder:Jin Kisaragi]]
* [[AnIcePerson Jin's]] personality and powerset makes him similar to [[NotSoDifferent Fatima]] of ''VideoGame/LuminousArc2'' fame. In ''Continuum Shift'', [[http://www.fightersgeneration.com/np5/blaz-cs/art/jin-s8.png Jin even gains Fatima's color palette.]]
* In ''Continuum Shift''. In Jin's Arcade Mode where he faces Ragna, and resisting Yukianesa's influence.
--> '''Jin''': [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shut up, Shut up, Shut up!]] / Urusai, Urusai, Urusai!
* Jin shares the same birthday (Valentine Day) with Keith Evans, who is the resident [[TheRival rival]] and [[AnIcePerson ice user]] of VideoGame/PsychicForce.
* Jin's brother may be the one who looks a bit like ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Archer]]'', [[spoiler:but in terms of what their job is...he pretty much fills in the role as a Counter-Guardian. Jin is described as the world's antibody after all. He's probably still in the pre-Guardian phase, however.]]
* In one of the gag reels in ''Central Fiction'', Jin [[spoiler:stands on the island of Brotherly Paradise as it is slowly melting from intense heat, and flashes a thumbs-up as the flames engulf him.]] This references an iconic shot of ''[[{{Film/Terminator 2 Judgment Day}} Terminator 2: Judgment Day]]''.

[[folder:Noel Vermillion]]
* During one of CS's "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!" segments, Noel comments on how she had been trying to make herself smarter for her studies, and brings out the "Ludovico Brain Flex-O-Matic model [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]." She said she saw an ad for one in a magazine and ordered it from the ''[[Creator/GeorgeOrwell Orwellian]] Industries'' website.
* Noel's "Fenrir" minigun has ''exactly'' the same front grip as the one from ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''.
* Noel's appearance looks similar to VideoGame/MeltyBlood[=/=]VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'s [[ZettaiRyouiki Sion Eltnam Atlasia]] but her personality is completely different, at least outside of battles.
* In her CT gag reel she's forced to dress as [[GuiltyGear both a Jellyfish Pirate and later Valentine's outfit.]]
* Her entire fighting style is an homage to ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'', from which many of her moves are explicitly taken.
* One of Unlimited Noel's Distortion Drives in ''CP'' is a homage to Toki's Ujou Danjin Ken move from the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' game.

[[folder:Rachel Alucard]]
* One of the trophies in CT is called "[[Film/MaryPoppins A Spoonful of Sugar]]". It involves keeping Rachel aloft for an extended time.
* A few are in Rachel's "Help Me Professor Kokonoe" episode:
--> '''Rachel:''' [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Tea ba-]]\\
'''Kokonoe:''' Ugh. Look, don't go there, OK? You can't even do that in this game.
** And...
--> '''Rachel:''' [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shutupshutupshutup!]] / Uruchai! Uruchai! Uruchai!
* A pretty large one is that Rachel Alucard being to Evangeline, possible right down to the {{Expy}} level. However, her cross shaped attacks are more reminiscent of [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Remilia Scarlet]]. Considering though that Evangeline herself may be an {{Expy}} of Remilia Scarlet, this may just be a recursive sort of thing.
* During her gag ending/reel, Rachel tells Valkenhayn, "[[Film/GalaxyQuest Explain to him (Ragna), as you would a child]]".
* Considering how the Nasuverse reference spree goes, Rachel filled in for Rin Tohsaka; not only she has the same English and Japanese voice actresses, [[spoiler:she also summons and is essentially Archer/Hakumen's master. Then again, she looks more like Arcueid Brunestud...]]
** She [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} isn't the only vampire to attack with giant laser crosses.]]
** Her character design is pretty much "Gothic [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Fate Testarossa]]" or [[Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund Mina Tepes]].
* During Makoto's CS story, after eliciting a thanks from her:
--> '''Rachel:''' [[{{Film/Babe}} That'll do, Beastkin. That'll do.]]
* From one of ''Chrono Phantasma's'' Gag Reels, there's this:
--> '''Rachel:''' [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity]].
* In Episode 3 of Teach Me More, Miss Litchi!, after Kagura's failed attempt at flirting with her:
--> '''Kagura:''' Don't hate the player, hate the game!\\
'''Rachel:''' I am not [[Literature/ThePlayerOfGames the player of games.]] Kagura the Black Knight, lest you incur my wrath, you shall not interrupt this lesson again.

* When Taokaka fights Hazama:
--> '''Taokaka''': [[Franchise/SailorMoon "In the name of...that round white thingy in the night sky...I shall punish you!"]]
* There's another one in episode three of "Teach Me Miss Litchi ":
--> '''Taokaka:''' [[Film/BlazingSaddles Now please do... that voodoo... that YOU do... SOOOO WELLLLLL!]]
* When finishing her Astral Heat, Taokaka helpfully informs her opponent "[[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar You're already dead!]]"
* Tao to Hazama:
-->'''Tao''': "My [[SpiderSense kitty senses]] [[SpiderMan are tingling!]] You're a bad guy, aren't you?"
* Taokaka in ''Teach Me, Miss Litchi! '' quotes a certain someone:
-->[[Film/PulpFiction "And I will strike down upon those with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to defame and resist the power of Booby Lady's delicious meat buns....meow"]]
* Taokaka's "Help Me, Professor Kokonoe" segment has Tao say, after recovering from eating Kokonoe's silvervine candy, that her mind [[Film/BlazingSaddles "was aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening through a cosmic vapor of invention."]]
* When suspecting that her walking meal ticket is keeping food to himself, Taokaka takes a page out of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Bruno Bucciarati's]] book:
--> '''Ragna''': What the hell did you lick me for?
--> '''Taokaka''': Good Guy tastes like... lies.
* This might be stretching a bit, but consider the fact Taokaka is a {{Genki|Girl}} CatGirl voiced by Creator/ChiwaSaito who doesn't wear pants... doesn't that also describe [[Anime/StrikeWitches Francesca Lucchini]]? (Yes, the pantsless bit is important.)
** A few references to Wolverine as portrayed in the ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' games, such as Hexa Edge resembling Berserker Barrage X or both having supers that create a double. Unlimited Taokaka also has Sabretooth's Berserker Claw X and Tron Bonne's Servbot Takeout, as well as Teddie's Circus Bear from ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''.

[[folder:Iron Tager]]
* The appearances of Tager's "Golden Tager" form in his joke endings contain {{Shout Out}}s to various SuperRobot anime.
** His "Sunshine Spark" attack is identical in appearance to [[Manga/GetterRobo Stoner Sunshine]], and draws part of its name from [[Manga/GetterRobo Shine Spark]].
** Not to mention his RocketPunch in the "Teach Me, Miss Litchi" segment.
-->"Kokonoe! Just when did you install this?"
* Genesic Emerald Tager Buster references to Genesic ''Anime/GaoGaiGar''.
* Tager takes quite a few cues from the Nakajima sisters in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.
** {{Cyborg}}s.
** Tager's gauntlets look like upsized Revolver Knuckles.
** Melee-centric but with ranged secondary ability (Divine Buster and the... [[BuffySpeak magnetic ball thing, Spark Bolt]]).
** ''[=GaoGaiGar=]'' references for both sides.
** [[spoiler:MeteorMove... Why is this a spoiler? That's because it's a brainwashed Gin-nee who's throwing them around.]]
* Tager's joke ending has Kokonoe have him perform the Golden Tager [[Manga/GetterRobo Sun. SHINE SPAAAAAAAAAAAARK!]]
* Musical nods is still ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''[='s=] shtick, but it seems to have bled into its SpiritualSuccessor, as Tager's theme song is entitled [[Music/{{Motorhead}} "MOTOR HEAD."]]
* Tager shows up in a FrenchMaidOutfit during Arakune's ''Help Me! Dr. Kokonoe!'' segment. This may be a reference to ''Manga/KamenNoMaidGuy''.
* Unlimited Tager in ''Chronophantasma'' gains [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Maxima's Bunker Buster]].

[[folder:Litchi Faye-Ling]]
* A lot of Litchi's traits are similar to school nurse [[VideoGame/RivalSchools Kyoko Minazuki]]. To wit:
** They're two {{Hospital Hottie}}s with leerings to HotScientist (Litchi was before, Kyoko was after) with long black hair. They had an occasion wearing a lab coat too (Litchi on the back stories as her scientist days, Kyoko wears it all the time, even in combat), and both [[{{Meganekko}} wear glasses all the time]]. They're also teachers (Litchi taught the Kaka clan, Kyoko is a BadassTeacher)
** Both tangled/sided with the antagonist faction (NOL and Justice High), but their true personality seems to leer to actually good hearted people.
** Though they seem professional/kind most of the time, when nobody's looking, they tend to be LadyDrunk (Litchi as seen in Noel's CT Joke End and Tsubaki's Gag Reel, Kyoko's AllThereInTheManual).
** They're surrounded with two guys, one intellectual and so far is the one winning their affection (Arakune/Lotte Carmine and Hideo Shimazu), one HotBlooded guy who probably had one-sided crush on them (Bang Shishigami and Hayato Nekketsu, the latter of whom teamed up with Kyoko and Hideo in ''Project Justice'')
** Lastly, she plays the role of school nurse in Carl's Gag Reel.

* Arakune's joke ending:
--> '''Arakune:''' I'm in a role-playing game... Form party... I need to find the Azure, weapons, allies, Azure, final boss. Ultimate Attack is [[Anime/DragonBallZ "OVER 9000...!"]]
** to which Jin replies "[[Film/GoneWithTheWind Frankly, I don't give a damn.]]"
* Arakune used to be a normal being, but he is now some sort of EldritchAbomination. He is litterally consumed by madness, he isn't aware of what he is doing, and he repeats lines and lines with the same word over and over. In Story Mode, one of his losing scenes shows him as a creepy swirl repeating "Azure" ad nauseam. The resemblance with Giygas from ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' is striking.
* One of Arakune's winquotes is translated in the dub as "[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight What is a man?]]"
* In Bullet's Gag Reel in ''Chronophantasma Extend'' has Arakune at one point saying he needs to go to get "Legend of the Overfiend Redux" [[note]]the Western name for ''Urotsukidōji'', an erotic horror manga series[[/note]]. Also acts as a FandomNod due of how fans [[PowerPerversionPotential like to use Arakune's powers]] (especially regarding tentacle porn, as "Legend of the Overfiend" is one of the first of the genre).
* He's looks visually similar to [[Anime/SpiritedAway No Face]], [[VideoGame/YumeNikki Uboa]] and the idle form of a [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona shadow]] (Black Goo / White Face form).
* During Arakune's joke ending, Jin's shop has [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol's]] Fuuenken sitting on the table.

[[folder:Bang Shishigami]]
* There's this gem from Bang in his story mode when he first sets out:
---> "[[Film/ANewHope I sense something; a presence I've not felt since...]]"
* Bang to Taokaka in episode two of "Teach Me Miss Litchi ":
--> '''Bang:''' You can do it, Tao. [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Believe in me who believes in you!]]
* His design and HotBlooded personality is based on Ryoma from ''Manga/GetterRobo''. The sketchy art style and crazy, spinny eyes in his Astral Finish are also a homage to the show and manga.
* He also wears a ''Franchise/KamenRider'' belt and occasionally performs the [[TransformationSequence henshin]] pose.

[[folder:Carl Clover]]
* They might remind some of Tarvek and Anevka Sturmvoraus from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. Mysterious father whose experiments have screwed up the family and [[spoiler: who has provided a body for the BigBad]], sister transformed from human to something not...
** He may also be a reference to ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', particularly Part 3 (on which the fighting game adaptation was based). As in the [=JoJo=] fighting game, the Carl player effectively controls two characters at once. Marionette Purple even sounds like the name of a stand.
* The plot of Carl's [[TheSevenMysteries joke ending]] resembles the "six mysteries" event in Kingdom Hearts II... with added hilarity. The thirteenth step on a twelve-step staircase? Taokaka, who fell asleep at the top of the stairs. The sound of a crying girl in the restroom? That's the school nurse Litchi trying to get into a miniskirt one size too small. The manicial laughter coming from the music room? Jin Kisaragi practicing for his showdown with Ragna (with an additional shout-out when Jin claims he must shiver with [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Antici...pation]]). It also references Manga/DetectiveConan, for obvious reasons, and even Scooby Doo, since one of the group members calls them "Mystery Inc."
* Nirvana, Carl's doll puppet, looks a bit like [[Anime/TheBigO Dorothy Waynewright]].
* Carl looks sort of like [[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart Dorothy Albright]]. As for his character, he is similar to Lieselotte Achenbach, both being fairly young, having rather serious jobs (Lieselotte is an assassin, Carl is an vigilante) and both older sisters have been turned into dolls, both of which seemed to have baked cookies. [[spoiler:Though in the case of Lieselotte, her older sister is just fine]]. He even has a palette base on her in ''Chronophantasma''.

* Kokonoe's image of a "remodelled" Hakumen resembles Anime/{{Dancougar}}.
* This may seem like a stretch, but during Hakumen and Hazama's unique battle intro (with settings into English language), Hakumen said something along the lines of "[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight You do not belong in this world"]] to Hazama. Now, [[Creator/DavidVincent who's Hakumen's VA again]]?
* Hakumen's entire character fighting style is based off an older Daisuke Ishiwatari game, ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'', back when he started at Creator/{{SNK}}. He plays much like a Power character from that series.
** Unlimited Hakumen in ''CP'' even has special combos that mirrors Last Blade's Speed Mode.
* [[spoiler:A younger brother of the main protagonist, who is also a living suit of armor?]] Hakumen is basically [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Alphonse Elric]].
* With Jin's case, Hakumen is the Archer [[spoiler:to Jin's Shirou]] in that he's [[spoiler: a JerkWithAHeartOfGold FutureBadass version of a main character, primarily seen wielding bladed weapons (Hakumen's Ookami & Archer's Kanshou and Bakuya), who acts as a somewhat antagonist to his past self (Hakumen being disgusted with Jin, and Archer wanting to commit suicide by killing Shirou), and each respective past self ends up eventually finding out the identity of their respective future selves]]. This is on top of them having connections with main characters who wear red, and\or are high-class {{Tsundere}}s [[spoiler: {Ragna and Rachel being Hakumen's brother and occasional employer (whom he fights for reluctantly) respectively, and Rin being Archer's Master and, during Unlimited Blade Works as Shirou, LoveInterest}]].
** One of the unlockable artwork pieces shows Hakumen standing in a FieldOfBlades like Archer.
* And then, the obvious similarities to [[Anime/CodeGeass Zero]]. Hakumen's voice (i.e how he's [[spoiler:a much deeper sounding Jin]]) is officially based off from Lelouch's Zero Persona, after all.
* One wonders if his name and Kitsune theme might make him a shout-out to the BigBad of ''Manga/UshioAndTora'', the kitsune daiyoukai Hakumen no Mono.
* Take a look at his Astral Finish, then notice the pose he takes afterward. He must've learned a thing or two from [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma]].
* Unlimited Hakumen can perform a more powerful version of his Enma move by way of "just frames", similar to how Electric Wind God Fist is performed in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''. Enma itself is already similar in how to perform and execution to EWGF.

* Essentially, Nu is a [[Main/MoeAnthropomorphism Mecha Musume]] version of the [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/File:Rx-93-v-2.jpg Hi-Nu Gundam]]. Her color scheme is essentially the same and even her "funnels" hover in the same place on her back (although they're used a little differently), and her name is a pun on it.
* Nu's unarmoured form and attack patterns (not to mention being an artificial being) highly resemble Cinque from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''.
* Nu's armour design is reminiscent of [[VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders Anubis]]. Specifically, the pointy ends of the legs combined with the wings. Now, if the armour had dog ears and a staff...
** Speaking of which, go look at the palette used for Nu's Combo Six in the tutorial on the bonus disc. Consider it for a moment... Doesn't it looks like [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Lindy Harlaown]] in her admiral uniform?
* One of Unlimited Nu's [=DDs=] is a reference to Testament's Nightmare Circular super from Guilty Gear and Elizabeth's Mahamaon and Mamudoon supers in Persona 4 Arena.

* Since Nu was the Hi-Nu Gundam, and Lambda's an "earlier, incomplete" version of Nu, she shares a color scheme with the [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/File:Rx-93-funnel.jpg original, incomplete Nu Gundam]] from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack''.
* All of Unlimited Lambda's new moves in ''CPEX'' are taken from Labrys from ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''. She even shares Labrys' damage mechanics, with a gauge that increases every time she attacks with her non-drive moves, and boosting the power of her melee attacks and one of her Distortion Drives.

[[folder:Tsubaki Yayoi]]
* Tsubaki seems to have similarities to [[TheLancer Lancer]] TropeCodifier [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Kain]]. They're both the best friend of a more important character (story-wise), they are both more skilled fighters than said friend (Noel needs Bolverk to fight, whereas Kain deals more damage than Dark Knight!Cecil due to his Jump), and yet they are both ranked lower than their friend on account of favouritism (although, granted, Cecil was the king's adopted son while Noel is the victim of a ManipulativeBastard), ''and'' in both cases TheLancer is jealous of their friend's close proximity to their LoveInterest. Also? [[spoiler:Their respective [[FaceHeelTurn Face Heel Turns]] are for the most part due to {{Envy}}.]]
* One look at Tsubaki's outfit and weapons and you might end up instantly thinking "[[VideoGame/SoulCalibur Sophitia/Cassandra/Lizardman]]".
** On the other hand, her playstyle is identical to [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Order-Sol's]].
** Again with the Nasuverse references, she seems like the stand-in for Sakura Matou, being the most likely of Jin's love interests. [[spoiler: She's also turned to the dark side (into a GreenEyedMonster, precisely) due to frustration of someone (surprisingly, not the Rin counterpart Rachel) taking everything away from her.]]
* Tsubaki's Astral Heat is one big homage to [[VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile Lenneth]].
* One of Unlimited Tsubaki's [=DDs=] is a reference to Chie's Agneyastra super from Persona 4 Arena.

* Hazama is essentially [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Gin Ichimaru, Sosuke Aizen]], and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Ribbons Almark]] rolled into one, with a little bit of ComicBook/TheJoker thrown in for good measure.
** Some of his move set seems to be based on [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]] as well.
* The [[EyesAlwaysShut obvious]] [[CheshireCatGrin similarities]] to [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Gin Ichimaru]]. Right down to the same [[Creator/DougErholtz English voice actor]].
* Hazama to Carl in his CS Bad Ending:
--> '''Hazama:''' Come on, Carl Clover. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Why so serious?]]
* Hazama in Makoto's Gag Reel (and his ''Help Me, Prof. Kokonoe'' segment):
--> '''[[AxCrazy Hazama]]:''' [[Film/TheShining HEEEEEEEEEEERE'S TERUMI!]]
* One of his battle quotes: [[Franchise/MortalKombat GET OVER HERE!]]
* During the climax cutscene in ''CS'':
--> "[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure DIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIE!]]"
* Another ''Franchise/StarWars'' reference: in Noel's CS story mode, he orders her to "StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred!"
* A possible reference in the English version when Hazama finishes of someone with his Astral Heat he will say "[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Please, just die for me]]".
* Another possible ''Bleach'' reference: one of Hazama's favorite insults is "trash." This is the signature insult of prominent villain Ulquiorra.
* Hazama, while talking about Litchi's focus on Arakune, dubs the relationship "[[VideoGame/ABoyAndHisBlob A Girl And her Blob]]". [[LampshadeHanging He then says it's]] [[AGoodNameForARockBand a great idea for a game or something.]]
* Hazama's Astral Heat has the same input as our dear [[VideoGame/FatalFury Geese Howard's]] [[SomeDexterityRequired Raging Storm]]. Geese's Raging Storm releases a series of shockwaves blasting above upon execution. Hazama's Astral Heat conjures a series of chains blasting above upon execution. Coincidence?

* In keeping with the tradition of her sisters, Mu sports a {{Franchise/Gundam}}-related color scheme... and being the alternate form of our {{Deuteragonist}} herself, Mu-Noel gets nothing less than the color scheme of [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/RX-78-2_Gundam the granddaddy of them all]].
* In Continuum Shift, one of Mu-12's intro lines in English seems to be a direct reference to [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Justice]], mainly, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37zfJLfwj4M#t=1m21s her translated opening line in her story path in Accent Core Plus.]] Interestingly enough, Accent Core Plus and Continuum Shift were released rather closely to each other in terms of release date.
--> '''Mu-12:''' Destruction...that is my raison d'etre!
* In Central Fiction, her Exceed Accel causes a whole storm of laser crosses to shoot up from the ground bringing to mind the ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]''.

[[folder:Makoto Nanaya]]
* Makoto is an expy of ComicBook/SquirrelGirl.
* Background-wise, Makoto resembles [[Anime/QueensBlade Nanael]], being both fantastic beings with a cheerful personality, but with very screwed-up backstories, including being discriminated by their peers and both having human friends (Leina and Tomoe in Nanael's case and Noel and Tsubaki in Makoto's case).
* Makoto's full of ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' references. While her fighting style is already similar to [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen Dudley's]], her [[SNKBoss Unlimited mode]] pretty much gives her his entire moveset (and taunt, with acorn in place of Dudley's rose). In addition, her [[FinishingMove Astral Finish]] is an over-the-top version of the Seichusen Godanzuki, an attack used by [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII her]] [[NamesTheSame namesake]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Makoto]]. Unlimited Makoto can also perform the Abare Tosanami and the original Seichusen Godanzuki.
* She randomly shouts [[WesternAnimation/TheTick "SPOOOOOON!"]] when performing her drive.
* One of her Distortion Drives resembles [[VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}} Jin]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Saotome's]] [[MegatonPunch Blodia Punch]].
* Said in a very commanding and serious tone, Makoto's victory line at the end of a match parodies ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
-->[[CaptainObvious "I have already... won."]]
** Also, she says this during the RapidFireFisticuffs component of her Astral:
** Another victory quote is a shout out to ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''.
-->"He who conquers the left[[note]]field[[/note]]... CONQUERS THE WORLD!"
* During Episode 4 of Teach Me More, Miss Litchi!, Makoto bursts into Litchi's clinic, practically bouncing off the walls. After finally being stopped by Tao, she forgets what she came in for. Then Noel comes in looking for Makoto and this exchange ensues:
--> '''Noel:''' Ah, so that's where you went, Makoto. You just ran off!\\
'''Makoto:''' Sorry, Noellers! [[Memes/SonicTheHedgehog Gotta go fast!]]
* During CF's story mode, she interrupts one of Kagura's numerous flirting attempts with a cry of [[VideoGame/ZeroWing "For great justice!!!"]]

[[folder:Valkenhayn R. Hellsing]]
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' should be all that needs to be said in regard to Valkenhayn.
** Not to mention that his Japanese VA also voiced Walter C. Dornez
* The techniques he uses in his werewolf form are based off of Jon Talbain from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', and those of his normal form are similar to another aristocratic fellow from Arc System Works: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Slayer]].
* His wolf form also resembles Zafira from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. Zafira's master has [[Creator/KanaUeda the same voice actress]] as Rachel and even shares a cross motif.
* His Astral Finish is basically Strider Hiryu's Ragnarok
* During his CS gag reel, he states that whenever Rachel wakes up she strikes down anyone around her [[Film/PulpFiction with great vengeance and furious anger.]]

[[folder:Platinum the Trinity]]
* During Ragna's story mode, Platinum accuses him of being a pedophile, before calling him 'Aqualung' in reference to the well known Jethro Tull song.
* Platinum's Astral Heat is almost identical to [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Marisa Kirisame's]] "Surefire Spark" spellcard from ''Touhou Hisoutensoku''. The way she did it, however, resembles [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha's Starlight Breaker]] with her staff morphing into something resembling Nanoha's Raising Heart.
** In ''Chronophantasma'' she shouts [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Hikari ni Nare!]]
* Her move names have ShoutOutThemeNaming to various MagicalGirl anime. Including, but not limited to [[SallyTheWitch Dream Sally]], [[Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami Mami Circular]] and [[Franchise/PrettyCure Cure Dot Typhoon]].
* During Plantinum's encounter with Ragna, while insulting him Luna randomly calls him "Baldy." This is probably a shout out to ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''[='s=] Hiyori, another bratty character who likes calling people "baldy" regardless of whether they actually are.
* In Platinum's Arcade Mode story, she refers to Bang as a [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack scruffy-looking nerf herder.]]
* In one of the Teach Me More, Ms. Litchi! segments, Taokaka, upon being asked how vigilantes receive their payment, suggests that captured criminals turn into coins. Luna retorts "They're not RPG monsters or [[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld evil exes]]!"
* Platinum has [[spoiler:a male personality, a female personality, and a third personality which is ridiculously powerful. Hmm.]] What we're facing here is essentially [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Ryougi Shiki]].
** Funny little note, if one notices, the third personality of Platinum is Ryougi... but in reverse. Where Ryougi can, more or less, destroy anything that she comes across being the personification of Akasha, Platinum's Trinity can create... anything. The odd thing is that Ryougi can recreate... [[RealityWarper anything]]... however this is a power of Akasha that she doesn't use all that much.
** Her actual character design is an over-the-top parody of Franchise/SailorMoon.

[[folder:Relius Clover]]
* Relius Clover looks kinda like [[Franchise/AceAttorney Godot]].
** On the subject of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' characters, Relius seems a bit reminiscent of Manfred Von Karma, as both are [[TheStoic stoic]] and obsessed with achieving perfection, both are [[AbusiveParents abusive]] towards their (adopted in Von Karma's case) sons, and even [[OffingTheOffspring try to kill them]] when they get in the way. They are also [[WickedCultured very refined, and wear cravats]]. Not to mention their voices are both [[EvilSoundsDeep deep]]. All that's left now is for Relius to become a lawyer.
** Crazy genius who wears a mask, hangs out underground on occasion, ''his main interest is opera''... [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera Remind you of anyone?]]
** His mannerism and penchant for [[LargeHam Hammy]] yet deadpan [[MadScientist Mad Science]] also sometimes led fans to compare him to ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''[='s=] Albert Wesker. That mask may also serve as a "replacement" for Wesker's CoolShades. Never mind that "Plastic Night" [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong sounds more than a bit reminiscent of]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 "Winds of]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Madness."]]
* Villain with a high rank in the military? Blonde hair and mask? Fights with the aid of a red robot? Relius Clover has a lot in common with [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char Aznable]], [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]] and [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Father]].
* Relius' fighting style is similar to a ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' character, mixed with [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Eddie]].
** Unlimited Relius gains a new Distortion Drive, "Nero Angelo" which is exactly the same as Venom's "Dark Angel" overdrive from VideoGame/GuiltyGear, moreso when you notice that, as of Accent Core, [[Creator/JunichiSuwabe both Relius and Venom have the same seiyuu.]]
* His theme ''Plastic Night'', is most likely a reference to the theme of another puppeteer, [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Alice]], with her theme ''Plastic Mind''.
* In the story mode of Chronophantasma when he meets Jin, Relius utters the phrase "[[Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu That is not dead which can eternal lie]]".

[[folder:Amane Nishiki]]
* All of Amane's moves are named after Franchise/SuperSentai shows.
* His drill shawl move is a direct reference to [[Franchise/StreetFighter Rose]], [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Iku Nagae]] and, further away, [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Lisa Lisa]].
* Amane's Astral seems to forcibly cause its target to [[FountainOfYouth regress back into childhood]] after trapping them in a giant flower (the only exceptions to this being Platinum, who turns into Trinity and Valkenhayn, who goes back to being around his 20s or 30s). In essence, it's [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Alessi's Stand power]][=/=][[Franchise/MortalKombat a Babality]], with bits of [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Demitri's Midnight Bliss and Anakaris' Pharaoh Curse]] thrown in for good measure.
* One of Unlimited Amane's [=DDs=] is a reference to [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Jedah's Dio Sega]].
* Even more obscure....doesn't one of Amane's [=DDs=] remind you of ''another'' [[VideoGame/TheRumbleFish Hazama's]] move: the Tenra Sou'unkyaku (Heaven Gauze Spearing Cloud Leg)?
* His androgynous appearance, odd choice of weaponry, and flamboyantly over-the-top outfit are very similar to [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Amakusa]].

* Take [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Raoh]] and add in [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kenpachi's]] code of honor, use of a PowerLimiter, and an obsession with fighting the [[AnimeHair spiky haired]] {{BFS}} wielding protagonist (Doubly so since Ragna has an Ichigo palette now). That's Azrael in a nutshell.
** Azrael also has quite a bit in common with [[Manga/{{Toriko}} Zebra]]. Both are [[RatedMForManly burly]], [[TheDreaded widely feared]] criminals who [[BloodKnight enjoy combat more than anything else]] and refer to opponents as "prey" and "food." Both were confined to maximum-security prisons for their excessive brutality, and are introduced by being released from said prisons [[WildCard as a last resort]]. Finally, one of Azrael's high-damage combo quotes is "This is my full course!" (a central theme of the Torikoverse).
** Add in his [[Creator/HirokiYasumoto Japanese voice actor]] and you have [[VideoGame/AsurasWrath Asura]] with his mentor's personality.
** In terms of Guilty Gear parallels, he's pretty similar to Slayer. They share several animations, the same style of teleport dash, a general playstyle, the unique distinction of their standing medium attacks (5B and Slash respectively) having a followup and a similar 6A shoulder charge. There are several story similarities as well.
** One of his quotes for landing the proper Drive attack on an opponent's applied weak point is "Tsuukon no ichigeki tte yatsu da!" ("This is what's known as a 'tsuukon no ichigeki'!" - literally, a "regretful blow", and also the term for CriticalHit used in the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series).
* Azrael's Astral is more or less a [[VideoGame/FZero Falcon]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Punch]], with the addition of a scene afterward where he flashes his exposed back to the screen like [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma]].
* Azrael also borrows a mechanic from a past Arc Systems Works game, as his Valiant Charger special incorporates ''[[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Hokuto no Ken]]''[='s=] Boost mechanic. Anyone who's familiar with the fighter probably shat bricks when they saw that, but fortunately, he can't lock you into an infinite loop with it. Well, he could originally, but they patched that out.
** The ''Fist of the North Star'' references get kicked up a notch with his Unlimited Mode. Not only does he have a RapidFireFisticuffs move, he also has an Overdrive Distortion Drive where his BattleAura flares up, and the number 7 appears above his super meter, which given the strong influence of ''Fist of the North Star'' in his design, it isn't much of a stretch to assume this move is a Musou Tensei homage.

* The newcomer Bullet was immediately pegged as an {{Expy}} of [[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart Zenia Valov]]. While their [[HotBlooded temperaments]] [[AnIcePerson differ]], both are white-haired, pilebunker-wielding mercenaries who display a no-nonsense attitude and favour close-range combat.
** Bullet also strongly resembles [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Angel]] in, [[BoobsOfSteel eh... build]], hair colour, dress sense and fighting style, though their personalities couldn't be further from each other.
* Unlimited Bullet receives Pressure Buster, a Distortion Drive that combines Rugal's Gigantic Pressure and Terry's Buster Wolf, both from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. As well as Matchlock Dive, a reference to C. Viper's Burning Dance in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''.

* She has an attack named Slaver [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Trans-am]]. It summons {{Attack Drone}}s, a Gundam staple.
** In fact, all of Izayoi's moves are named after machines or concepts from {{Franchise/Gundam}}, particularly ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED SEED]]'', ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Destiny]]'', and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 00]]''.
** The horn-like "engines" on her skirt are also clearly [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 GN drives]] and they even release GN Particles when she is in Gain Art Mode.
** Furthermore, the Immortal Breakerís design seems to be half of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 the 00 Gundamís GN Shield]] attached to a stick.

[[folder:Kagura Mutsuki]]
* When he formally meets [[MsFanservice Litchi]], Kagura (being [[HandsomeLech Kagura]]) asks her [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid "Do you think love can bloom on a battlefield?"]]
* This gem from Kagura on seeing Black Golden Tager X in the gag reels:
--> "Dammit! What kind of naming is that? Just call it [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Goldar]]!
* Kagura Mutsuki has a hairstyle like the many members of the [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Uchiha clan]], a sword that looks like [[Manga/{{Berserk}} Guts' Dragon Slayer]], charge attacks like [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Guile]], and a stance system. Also, with his giant sword and the stances, he may also be inspired by [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Siegfried and Nightmare]].
** Unlimited Kagura even has Guile's Ultra Combos as his new Distortion Drives.
* The first thing that should come to mind when seeing [[StabTheSky Kagura's Astral]]? [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam "This hand of mine glows with an awesome power! Its burning grip tells me to defeat you! Take this! My love, my anger, and all of my sorrow! SHINING FINGER SWORD!!! Go! Go! GO!!"]] ([[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Blasting Zone]] is also an acceptable answer, as is, with the possible nod to the aforementioned [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Siegfried]], Soul Conviction.)
* Between his [[PlayingWithFire fire attacks]], thing for dragons, tall and muscular build, absurd combat ability, and the way he casually wields an angular {{BFS}} one-handed, he brings up comparisons with [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear a certain Gear...]]
** In personality, though, he's much closer to Johnny, being a laid-back and surprisingly competent ChivalrousPervert.

* Kokonoe is a pink-haired, rather egotistical MadScientist with a bit of an amoral streak... seems like a DarkerAndEdgier [[Anime/TenchiMuyo Washu]].
* A ''Franchise/StarWars'' shout-out occurs later in the second game during Rachel's joke ending. Kokonoe's description of Bang's reaction to [[spoiler: Litchi declaring her love for Ragna]] is "as if millions of voices cried out in anguish, and were suddenly silenced."
* ''CS'''s "Help Me! Professor Kokonoe!" segments can be seen as shout outs to the Tiger Dojo of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', as they're both only viewable upon attaining a bad ending, they're much more lighthearted and comedic in tone, and they both tell you how you screwed up and how you can get it right next time.
* A VideoGame/MetalGearSolid reference:
-->'''Kokonoe:''' Tager? What's going on!? Report... Tageeeeer!
* In the Japanese version of Chronophantasma, one of Kokonoe's air attacks has her doing a small flurry of punches while yelling [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar "Atatatatata!"]]. She also says the same thing for her Astral Heat.
* Kokonoe does her own spin on [[VideoGame/FatalFury Terry Bogard's Buster Wolf]] with her Assault: Broken Bunker Version 2.21 special move--complete with exploding [[PowerFist mechanized gauntlets]]. While Unlimited Kokonoe has Geese Howard's Thunder Break and [[MeltyBlood Sion Eltnam Atlasia's Barrel Replica]] for a good measure.
* Right near the end of Teach Me More, Miss Litchi! Episode 6, Kokonoe decides to quiz Taokaka on what she learned to determine if it's worth messing with her memories:
-->'''Kokonoe:''' What was the Magic Guild's other name?\\
'''Taokaka:''' Hmmeow? Hmm... Shaina? [[note]]It's actually "Ishana".[[/note]]\\
'''Kokonoe:''' Shaina, you mean the [[Manga/SaintSeiya snake bearer from that one series?]] Wasn't it more effort for you to remember that, than it would've been to just--

[[folder:Yuuki Terumi]]
* For an old school ShoutOut, Hazama/Terumi has a lot in common with Richard Wong from ''Videogame/PsychicForce''. Both lived in a CrapsackWorld steered to satisfy their desires (Terumi feeds on hate, Wong always seems to get the happy ends for him). They highly think of themselves as in the world's most awesome person. They manipulate a 'dark, antagonistic but may be well-intentioned' group (NOL and NOA) for their own purposes... [[EyesAlwaysShut with eyes closed]]. They also at one point turned a good ShrinkingViolet member of the good guys into psychotic evil people (Noel and Emilio). And while Hazama is on his way to screw a hot female scientist ([[spoiler:Litchi]]), Wong already screwed a hot female former scientist ([[spoiler:Chris Ryan, turned into the combat cyborg Sonia, that he canonically got killed by the second game]])
* In his true form, he looks similar to [[VideoGame/MeltyBlood Night of Wallachia]] (with whom he shares a similar origin) or the [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Anti-Spiral]] (who shares his goal of inspiring despair), even DC's the actual Joker.
* Terumi's hoodie has already been the subject of Doctor Doom jokes.
* Terumi has been shown to have [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Rugal Bernstein's Genocide Cutter]] as one of his Distortions.
** Another of his Distortions, a counter super, has him perform his forward walk animation. This is taken from Freeman's counter super from ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]''.
** Unlimited Terumi has a DD where he slaps the opponent multiple times then kicking them away, that is a reference to Mitsuru's Myriad Arrows super from Persona 4 Arena.
* He can also be a counterpart to Kefka in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Both are chaotic beings whose goals involve the destruction of the world, are the evilest beings in their franchise, and seeing despair as the sole truth of the world.
* In ''Central Fiction'', he does a bit of TrashTalk when using his Fuuenjin (Serpent's Cursed Sting) DD on certain characters; on Hakumen he shouts [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure "MUDAMUDAMUDAMUDA!!!"]] (Lit. Useless, Useless, Useless, Useless) like another yellow dressed sociopath.
* [[spoiler: Actually turning out to be the separated will of a god? Totally insane, hates humanity, made of pure evil, and absolutely bloodthirsty? Sounds a lot like [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Mephiles]].]]

[[folder:Celica A. Mercury]]
* Unlimited Celica in ''CPEX'' has new [=DDs=] borrowed from ''MarvelVsCapcom3'': Magneto's Magnetic Shockwave and Spider-Man's Maximum Spider.

[[folder:Hibiki Kohaku]]
* Hibiki is without a doubt based on [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Levi]]. They were both trained to be killers from a young age, both are [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarkers]], they have similar hairstyles, they both hold swords with a ReverseGrip (although Levi only does so for one) and they both take part in [[spoiler: a coup against a corrupt government]]. In fact, Hibikiís swords are ReverseGrip versions of the 3D Maneuver Gearís blades, including the triggers on the hilt and the scabbards.
** Both his fighting style and mannerisms bear a striking resemblance to Seth from ''VideoGame/UnderNightInBirth'' and Sho Minazuki (SHO's style, MINAZUKI's personality) from ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''. The way his Drive works resembles the attack style of ''another'' Kagura: [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Chizuru Kagura]], to be exact.
** [[spoiler: As his story progresses, Hibiki's actions and mannerisms become very similar to those of [[Franchise/CodeGeass Rolo Lamperouge]]. Both of them were trained since birth as assassins, both of them come into the service of a character who is associated with the moniker of "Black Knight", and both of them develop very warped, dangerously insane attractions to their masters, to the point where they go out of their way to do things that they believe would further their master's intentions, but in reality hinder them.]]
** His Drive works a lot like [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Blake's Semblance]]. This is especially notable since [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2016/05/21/arc-system-works-and-its-fighting-game-legacy-its-all-about-the-cool/?linkId=24754405#2085c2343143 Mori is a confirmed fan of RWBY]].

[[folder:Naoto Kurogane]]
* Design-wise, Naoto resembles Yugo, more resembles to Yugo's spin-off counterpart, Fang from ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar''. The fun fact is that he and Fang are originally from a spin-off book series, before debuting in the main video game counterpart. Said power is also similar to the Branches of Sin from ''Anime/DeadmanWonderland''. And like [[LightNovel/BeyondTheBoundary Mirai Kuriyama]], he can shape his blood in the form of swords and other weapons.
** For this franchise, he himself is an expy for Ragna.
** Judging by his stance and playstyle, he references [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Kyo Kusanagi]]'s multiple "Rekka" specials, with a bit of [[VideoGame/FatalFury Terry Bogard and Rock Howard]]'s attacks. He also has [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy]]'s [[{{Shoryuken}} Volcanic Viper]], and [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Vergil]]'s double anti-air rising roundhouse kicks. Even his stance is similar to Rock's.
** His name is dangerously close to [[VideoGame/Persona4 another known Naoto]] from Arc System Works' published games. Only difference is their last name particularly. It's even less subtle in Japanese. Kuro being Black, and Shiro being white. All in all, "Kurogane" means "Black metal" and "Shirogane" "White Metal".
* Plot-wise, Naoto is similar to Saber from the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate series]] in that they are both heroes from the past sent to the present in order to fight for the series MacGuffin. What makes them different are their reasons for doing so.
* While he takes a lot from Ragna in design, Naoto actually gets a lot more from [[VisualNovel/XBlaze Touya]] in personality and role. Both are mostly [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary High School Students]] except for their [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark And Troubled Pasts]] who are suddenly thrown into a world beyond their understanding when they end up in a fight with a strange enemy after wandering through a restricted area and are saved by a blonde girl with NoSocialSkills who recruits them to help her on her mission. [[spoiler:They even have the same [[BloodyMurder Drive]]]].
* The Hunterís Eye lets him see a personís remaining life force as a number just like [[DeathNote the Shinigami Eyes]].

[[folder:Nine the Phantom]]
* One of her color palettes references Eight, one of her colleagues mentioned in the Phase Shift novels.
* Appearance wise, she is almost a dead-ringer of [[Anime/{{Witchblade}} Masane Amaha]]'s battle form. And then there is of-course their whole connection to witches.
* Her defeated pose where she's prone to the ground not giving a damn is one across Arcsys-made games, dating back to [[GuiltyGear Slayer's]] own pose. [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVjBVYpU4AAm4fT.jpg See here.]]
* Her Navy Pressure, Mauvette Roar, and Scarlet Vein attacks have her using the limbs of a demon to attack opponents, not unlike a [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} certain other witch]].
* Her entire playstyle is one to Dormammu from ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''. Both characters are extremely powerful spellcasters with a large and versatile moveset consisting of powerful spells that relies on a stock system. [[LongRangeFighter They are both zoning characters whose fighting styles revolve around keeping opponent away from them.]] Also both of them primarily use [[PlayingWithFire fire]] in their attacks.
* The demon she summons, Hi-no-Kagutsuchi, looks like a fusion of Asterius from Persona4Arena and [[spoiler:[[NamesTheSame Hinokagutsuchi]]]] from Persona4ArenaUltimax.
* Her spells are named after various [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse gems and her playstyle involves]] [[FusionDance fusing them together.]]

* Her overall look is possibly a reference to Himiko, an ancient Japanese shaman queen which apparently ruled in the Yayoi period. And we know somebody in this game that has Yayoi as her last name...
* One of her Distortion Drives is '''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure ZA WARUDO]]'''. The background also changes to a strange, gray void similar to Richard Wong's time stopping moves in VideoGame/PsychicForce. In regards to how it activates, it happens instantaneously with no super flash, much like Shadow Dio's version in the Capcom game.
** Her Unlimited form throws in another Shout Out in the form of a move that has Izanami pose, and then teleport behind the opponent when attacked.
** Unlimited Izanami has a separate theme from her regular form, titled "THE WORLD END." The opening theme of the Stardust Crusaders anime's last season is titled "That Blood's Memory ~end of THE WORLD~."
* Some of her moves produce a gray fog effect, and her Exceed Accel gives a glimpse of her true form, which has a skeletal face. Like [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} another]] Izanami.
* The overall feel of her Exceed Accel is similar to that of the Fatalities of ''Franchise/MortalKombat''. For bonus points, her face becoming a skull could also be seen as a reference to Scorpion.
* Her Exceed Accel is called [[VideoGame/MeltyBlood Arc Drive]].

* Her design and weapon choice make her a straight-up [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber]] clone.
** This is further supported by her [[ThemeNaming attacks being named after]] [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian legend]].

[[folder:Mai Natsume]]
* She looks like Dizzy. From her big yellow ribbon, design of her shoes and being a timid ShyBlueHairedGirl. Her hairstyle resembles more of Dizzy's alternate persona "Maiden of the Grove".
** While Mai's color scheme bears a resemblance to that of Dizzy (their colors are rather different though), her appearance fits with that of the female warrior (onna-bugeisha) archetype as she has long dark hair in a ponytail, is well-endowed and has an athletic build. Other examples of this archetype include Meiya Mitsurugi from ''Franchise/MuvLuv'' or Himari Noihara from ''Manga/OmamoriHimari''. In addition, while Mai is initially shy, she manages to open up and overcome her shyness.
* Her spear, Outseal, bears a striking resemblance to [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Lancer's Gae Bolg]]. The similarities don't stop there either, her drive lets her redirect the spear to home in on her opponents even if she misses, which is similar to the ability of Gae Bolg. Even moreso, her Astral practically had her emulate Lancer's most famous manner to strike with Gae Bolg: Leap very high and then throw it to the target, causing extreme explosion by force.

* Spoilery SecretCharacter? Seemingly overpowered? Banned online? BadassBack victory pose? Screams "MESSATSU" during his attacks? Susanoo is officially the [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma/Oni]] of ''[=BlazBlue=]''.
* His stances, attacks, and feral appearance also make him the equivalent of [[VideoGame/StreetFighterV Necalli]].
* His entire appearance evokes the image of an [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA]] unit, in particular EVA-01.
* While Hakumen only resembled Justice in appearance, Susanoo resembles her more fully. Both of them have OmnicidalManiac tendencies, are the FinalBoss, and desire to erase humanity from the face of the earth, leaving only a stronger species to inhabit it. His "Tokihanatsu: Masou no Kyoujin" Distorton Drive functions in a similar manner to Justice's "Micheal Blade" Overdrive.

* There is a shout-out to ''Franchise/StarWars'' in Ragna's Continuum Shift Story Mode when Jubei tells Ragna of Kagutsuchi.
--> '''Jubei''': The 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi. You will never find a more WretchedHive of scum and villainy.

[[folder:Non-playable Characters]]
* Several characters from ''Bloodedge Experience'' are [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of characters from the main series.
** Raquel Alucard is one of Rachel. From her looks, to her abilities, to her relationship with the protagonist.
** Kiiro Hikagami is one of [[spoiler: Nu. They are both Prime Field Devices that use a Murakumo as armor. Both are {{Yandere}} for the main character and hostile to everyone else, especially those they think [[MurderTheHypotenuse are in the way]]. They both have relationships with the main character based on a one-sided belief in the InterplayOfSexAndViolence; TheMasochismTango for Nu and InLoveWithYourCarnage for Kiiro. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also they both have]] IdiotHair]].
** Spinner Superior is one of Arakune. Both control bugs and were corrupted by the power of the Azure, continuing to seek it at any cost. This becomes even clearer after Spinner is reduced to a mindless BlobMonster unable to say anything but "Azure."

[[folder:General Character Shout-Outs]]
* Golden Tager's fight with Mecha-kaka in ''Continuum Shift'' contains references to the fight between [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Eva-01 and Zeruel]].
* Platinum's ''Continuum Shift'' Gag Reel (a parody of the MagicalGirl genre) has the following references:
** Relius shows up as [[Franchise/SailorMoon "Puppeteer Mask."]]
*** "[[InTheNameOfTheMoon In the name of all the]] [[ACupAngst flat-chested chicks in this world]], [[InTheNameOfTheMoon we shall punish you!]]"
** Platinum needs to collect the [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Boing Cards]] to stop the Boing Queen (Litchi) from hogging all the breasts' sizes (seriously) in the world.
** Arakune: [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica "make... tract... me... become... magical girl..."]]
*** Most fitting, since Platinum's [[Creator/AoiYuuki voice actress]] voiced Madoka. And then she fights Taokaka, who shares [[Creator/ChiwaSaito a voice]] with Homura from the same series.
*** Interestingly, this reference is still kept somewhat intact in the English dub, with Noel and Litchi's [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela voice]] [[Creator/LaurenLanda actresses]] having voiced Homura and Kyoko, respectively.
** There's a throwaway plot comparison to ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' by Noel and Rachel. Sena even {{lampshades}} it.
** The plot twist is the same as the one of ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne''.[[note]][[spoiler:The Boing Cards the heroines collected and given to Arakune for him to absorb them didn't make their breasts bigger, but he was working for the Boing Queen all along and gives all the absorbed cards to her, boosting her power. In ''Jeanne'', all the chess pieces Maron has collected in the first half of the series were given to her familiar Finn Fish. But it turns out that Finn was really a FallenAngel working for the Devil and gave all the chess pieces to him instead of God, making the Devil significantly stronger.]][[/note]]
** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is referenced a couple of times:
*** Litchi is called an "oppai obake" (lit. boob monster), the exact same nickname that Vita has for Signum
* Platinum's ''Chronophantasma Extend'' Gag Reel has Noel, Lambda and Nu as thief sisters in an obvious parody of ''Manga/CatsEye'', which is even more obvious with the name Blue Eye, which is LostInTranslation when the localization decided to make the name plural.[[note]]The Cat's Eye trio are believed by the police and public to be a single thief.[[/note]] Noel is the second daughter Hitomi, Lambda is the first daughter Rui, and Nu is the third daughter Ai. And guess who the policeman and Noel/Hitomi's boyfriend is. It's Ragna/Toshio. And like the Kisugi run a café, the Murakumo Unit sisters run a restaurant.
* Konoe and Celica's last names continue the Creator/ArcSystemWorks [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear tradition]] of naming characters after [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddy Mercury]].
* As of ''Chronophantasma'', Ragna and Kagura's dynamic is eerily similar to that of [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric and Roy Mustang]] respectively. Both parties have a very [[VitriolicBestBuds rough]] relationship, but eventually come to respect each other's strength. To add to it, Kagura uses a lecherous persona to cover up the fact that he wants to change the government from within to a more benevolent one, and Ragna has also lost his right arm in a childhood incident as well as being clad primarily in a red jacket. This is pretty much confirmed when in Episode 2 of ''Teach Me Again Ms. Litchi'', Litchi accuses Kagura of wanting all female officers in the NOL to wear miniskirts if he was in charge, which is pretty much word for word of Roy's [[MemeticMutation famous "Tiny-Miniskirts" line from the original series.]]
** We can also add Hakumen being a reference to Alphonse Elric, [[spoiler: being the main character's younger brother's soul in a big suit of armor that makes them taller than their big bro.]]
* Rachel and Raquelís ability [[MagicalEye Slave Red]] is very similar to [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouchís Geass]]. They both give the user HypnoticEyes that can give a person a command they must follow or make them believe what they are told. They also are limited to [[ItOnlyWorksOnce a single use]] on any one person.

[[folder:Series-wide Themes]]
* There are some shout outs to ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'':
** Arakune and the infestation of bugs can be compared to Nrvnqsr (Nero) Chaos and his chaos of 666 'black beasts'.
*** Arakune has also been compared to the [[VideoGame/MeltyBlood Night of Wallachia]], via consuming information.
** The title, main characters, and guest characters of "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!", would very well be a shout out to Tsukihime's "Teach Me Ciel-Sensei!".
*** Meat buns are mentioned often throughout the "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!". In comparison, Curry is a common food topic in "Teach Me, Ciel-Sensei!"
* References with ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' actual plots happen a lot:
** ''Fate'' route probably gets shouted out by... Bang, the overly idealistic 'Hero of Ikaruga', who is way too eager to follow his master's footsteps, and had a nearly impossible dream of winning Litchi's heart, same way like Shirou who is dead set to follow Kiritsugu's footsteps as a 'Hero of Justice', and never gave up loving Saber, even when [[spoiler:she went back in time and die there. Most agree that even when Litchi joined NOL, Bang's love to her never dies out, and only time will tell if True End gets shouted out]].
** ''Unlimited Blade Works'' main shout out would come from Jin, after the discovery that he is the world's antibody and that Hakumen is his future self, resulting him losing his insanity (or traded it with a different one), similar on how Shirou starts seeing a harsher light of his ideals thanks to his future self Archer, who is the Counter Guardian of the world (similar to antibody). Hakumen himself became bound with the orders of Rachel, same way like Archer became the Servant of Rin... who has the same Japanese and English voice actresses like Rachel.
** ''Heaven's Feel'' has elements of it running already. Tsubaki, being the lover of Jin who stays on the dark due to a jealousy with someone else (Noel) is similar to Sakura, the lover of Shirou on the route, becoming Dark Sakura as she is jealous with Rin. On the other hand, Litchi started to mirror Shirou in the case of [[spoiler:her joining NOL to save Arakune even after knowing that they're run with bad people is the same like Shirou completely tossing his ideals aside to save Sakura; and in the same time, Litchi has become something like Rider during her tenure with Shinji, a fanservice-providing lady fighter who is deep down good, but is saddled with a cruel superior]]. Bang's involvement may also be seen as a reference whereas Bang is like Shirou while Litchi is like Sakura, as it is believed that Bang's Nox, Phoenix Rettenjou, is the key to save Litchi from corruption, same way as how Shirou used the Rule Breaker to separate Sakura from the Dark Grail.
* The series has many parallels to ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''
** Ragna and Demitri are both brooding, darkness-powered vampiric anti-heroes and have the ability to summon features of their more-monstrous alternate forms, but Ragna is a much more heroic character whilst Demitri is a borderline VillainProtagonist. Also Ragna is a (situational) ChickMagnet while Demitri can turn anyone into a hot(ter) chick for himself.
** Morrigan and Rachel are snarky vampiric (used loosely for the former) aristocrats with their own eccentric servants and have semi-romances with the dark leads, though Rachel is more Tsundere towards Ragna as opposed to Morrigan's sexuality.
** Lilith and Noel are both clones of main characters/main characters siblings created in-part by Jedah/Hazama to become eventual weapons of destruction who eventually become little sister-figures to the main characters. Both have a inferiority complex about their small breast size, but Lilith is much more sexually active and somewhat {{Yandere}} towards Morrigan at times, while Noel is shy, timid, and much more kind towards others.
** Victor and Tager are both the scientifically-enhanced bruisers of DS and BB with electrical-based attacks. Both are trying to fulfill their creator's wishes, and are always accompanied by them, as in Victor's creator and daughter's spirits and Kokonoe always giving Tager orders. Another thing to know is that Victor's creator and Kokonoe are both... a tad off the deep end... but Victor and Tager still take orders from them.
** Felicia and Taokaka are both eccentric, child-like catgirls clueless to their fanservice that live a carefree life away from the problems in their worlds. Felicia has the ability to summon miniature versions of herself, while Tao is usually seen with the kids of her village, who are essentially chibi versions of her.
** Bishamon and Hakumen are both powered-armor (Bishamon: Cursed, Hakumen: Semi-technological) Samurai from alternate time periods trying to atone for the deaths of their loved ones (Bishamon: His wife O-Rin, Hakumen: His childhood friend [[spoiler:Tsubaki]].)
** Donovan and Litchi both use a floating weapon (Donovan: Sword, Litchi: Staff), have a young girl companion, and are trying to do the right thing, no matter the cost. Both are also doomed: Donovan by his suppressed vampiric urges, Litchi by her Boundary corruption.
** Hsien-Ko and Carl, besides both wearing purple, both are accompanied by their sister turned into an inanimate object by a parent (though Hsien-Ko's mother did it to prevent her from going mad, and Relius did it just because he's an inhuman jerk), and usually suffer from mood swings with their sibling's presence (Hsien-Ko needs her sister to avoid going berserk and Ada's influence can make Carl more aggressive.) Another thing to notice is that Carl bears a slight resemblance to Harry from the cartoon, a boy wizard in-training and Felicia's little brother figure. Carl and Hsien-Ko also use hidden devices when fighting. Nirvana/Ada herself also looks like a spitting image of Hsien-Ko.
** Jedah and Hazama[=/=]Yuuki Terumi are both usually calm meglomaniacs who view the world as flawed and needing to be erased by creating cosmic weapons of destruction powered by souls (Jedah: The Shintai, Hazama: The Blazblue.), creating living human-like weapons, and attempts to corrupt the innocent-minded clones of the protagonists (Lilith and Noel), though Jedah's plans are more based on him believing to be a messiah and Hazama's being about causing as much suffering and torture for every living thing. Not to mention, in DS3 and CS, both are fought right in front of their creation of the ultimate weapons.
* Several characters also bear similarity to those from this game's [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear spiritual predecessor]].
** Personality-wise, Ragna is very much like Sol. Ironically, Creator/TomokazuSugita voices That Man, Sol's ArchEnemy.
*** Furthermore, take note how Tao dubs Ragna [[AffectionateNickname "Ii hito"/"Good Guy"]], thus making him an antithesis to Sol "Badguy".
*** Unlimited Ragna in ''CP'' has Sol's powered-up Volcanic Viper as one of his Distortion Drives.
** As far as looks and [[{{Deuteragonist}} pos]][[TheRival ition]] go, Jin is almost identical to Ky (though Jin also takes some design elements from Bridget). But [[JerkAss his personality is]] [[SubvertedTrope completely]] [[EvilIsDeathlyCold different]].
** Noel is akin to Dizzy with Bridget's design, and she even spawns her own ''Guilty Gear'' counterpart in the form of Elphelt.
*** Unlimited Mu-12 in ''CP'' has moves borrowed from Dizzy, such as the Imperial Ray and Necro's Anger (renamed Kusanagi's Anger).
** Rachel is essentially a female Slayer. In a wink from the creators, Rachel and Slayer even share one of their KO poses.
** Arakune's backstory brings Zato-1 to mind. Gameplay-wise, he takes a lot of inspiration from Zappa.
*** One of Unlimited Arakune's Distortion Drives is a nod to Zato-1's Executor Overdrive. Another one is a direct lift of Zato-1's Dark Sentinel overdrive from the first Guilty Gear, though it functions more like the Dark Sentinel used by EX Eddie from XX onward.
** Litchi's AnimeChineseGirl aesthetic is clearly borrowed from Jam. Story-wise, her relationship with Arakune nearly mirrors Millia Rage's relationship with Zato-1, and her siding with the NOL parallels Anji siding with That Man.
*** Unlimited Litchi in ''CP'' borrows some moves from Jam, most notably her three kick specials.
** If Potemkin were a cyborg devil, Tager would most likely be the direct result.
** Carl Clover fills Bridget's role as the junior bounty hunter with a mechanical companion.
** Amane Nishiki bears Anji Mito's performance/festival design aesthetic and Bridget's tendency to cause {{unsettling gender reveal}}s. He also has Zato-1's Invite Hell as one of his specials.
*** His dance troupe is made of orphans, the same way Johnny's Jellyfish Pirates is made of orphans.
** The Murakumo Units in general take a lot of inspiration from Justice.
*** Interestingly, later the Valentine sisters take cues from the Murakumo Units themselves. Ramlethal has Lambda's color scheme and acts emotionless (most of the time), while having Nu's desire to destroy the world; her weapon (2 floating giant swords) also takes cues from them. Meanwhile, as stated above, Elphelt has similarities with Noel. They also come from the Backyard, probably GG's answer to the BB's Boundary. [[spoiler:They're also clones of Aria, whom Sol tries to find and save, in the same vein of Murakumo Units being clones of Saya, whom Ragna tries to save.]]
** Makoto Nanaya's fighting style, to some extent, resembles Slayer's. Her Shooting Star is also similar to Slayer's Pile Bunker. Heck, even her Planet Crusher is an extreme version of Slayer's All Dead.
*** She later gets her own expy/lookalike in form of Leo Whitefang.
** If Justice were a {{Samurai}}, Hakumen may have been the result. Gameplay-wise, he takes a lot of inspiration from Robo-Ky.
** Bang, being a hotheaded HighlyVisibleNinja with a dead master he's sworn to avenge, could be an expy of Chipp Zanuff. C'mon, Chipp even wears a red ScarfOfAsskicking sometimes! Fortunately, Bang does not share Chipp's [[FragileSpeedster infamously low defense.]]
*** Ragna, however does - in the fourth ''Teach Me, Ms. Litchi!!!'', Ragna even complains about his low defense, and Litchi explicitly says it's "not as bad as Chipp Za-", while her thought bubble had a silhouette of SuperDeformed Chipp.
*** Unlimited Bang in ''CP'' borrows some of Chipp's moves, most notably his Zanseiroga. Even normal Bang has something similar to Zanseiroga for his new DD.
** Considering their pink hair, grumpy personalities and revenge based motivations, Kokonoe is basically Baiken if she were a scientist and still had all her limbs. Playstyle-wise, however, her Drive Attacks borrow from Bridget's.
** Tsubaki's playstyle bears much similarity to Order-Sol. She even asks Kokonoe to refrain from comparing her to him in her ''Help Me Professor Kokonoe'' segment.
*** Unlimited Tsubaki (and U. Izayoi) in ''CP'' borrows Millia Rage's Winger OD as one of her Distortion Drives.
** Platinum the Trinity's general design, fighting style and precocious adoration for her mentor figure may have been inspired by May.
*** Unlimited Platinum in ''CP'' has Distortion Drives taken from Faust's falling bombs super, May's Great Yamada and Bridget's Tragedy Maintenance.
** Azrael's Astral Heat has him removing his limiters, then throws his opponent up and then does a single punch as they come down. Much like Potemkin's own Instant Kill.
*** His Valiant Crush and Hornet Bunker (when they hit weakpoints) can be cancelled to a forward dash and high jump respectively, and then Azrael can continually hammer at the enemy with normal moves; much like how Dust Attacks is done in Guilty Gear.
** Yuuki Terumi[=/=]Hazama shares I-No's role as the sadistic, manipulative {{Troll}}. [[spoiler:Susanoo, on the other hand, is essentially [[OmnicidalManiac Justice]] in both appearance and temperament]].
** Kagura is Johnny, both rebellious {{Chivalrous Pervert}}s who sympathize with the suffering (Kagura cares more for the people than the NOL, Johnny's Jellyfish crew was made up of orphans). Funny enough, [[PlayingAgainstType both of their voice actors are usually typecasted into villainous roles.]]
* Aside from characters, there are plot elements and lore which bear similarity to those of VideoGame/GuiltyGear as well.
** In VideoGame/BlazBlue, the Black Beast emerges and utterly destroys Japan, kick-starting 'The Dark War'. In VideoGame/GuiltyGear, Justice turns against humanity following her vaporizing most of Japan, which begins the war known as 'The Crusades'.
** The ten Nox Nyctores are super-weapons not unlike the eight Sacred Treasures.
* The game has references to ''Manga/RozenMaiden''.
** The most notable example would be Rachel, whose overall appearance, outlook and attitude is perfectly similar to Shinku. Up to having the [[Creator/MelaLee same English voice actor]].
** Ragna's also has heterochromia.
** Jin shares his most notable traits with Suigintou. Including having an existing [[TheRival Rivalry]] with the main characters. As well as having a "Suigintou" color palette in ''Calamity Trigger''.
** Nu-13's overall appearance and emotionless attitude is a reference to Barasuishou. Both wears eyepatches (Albeit, Nu-13 can only be seen wearing an eyepatch in her "Younger Form"), both are clones of the originals, and both only show their emotions towards someone important to them.
*** Nu's unarmoured form and attack patterns (not to mention being an artificial being) highly resemble Cinque from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''.
* Blonde/White-Haired Guy who can tap into his inner demonic powers and even become it. Sounds like Manga/{{Naruto}}.
** His rival has similarities to Sasuke. Both are deuteragonists, have an older brother who is sympathetic criminal (Ragna and Itachi), are top students at the academy, being a {{Jerkass}} to their female teammates (Noel and Sakura), are [[PerpetualFrowner always frowning]], have a one-sided rivalry with a hyperactive ninja (Bang and Naruto), and being an UnwittingPawn to a snake-like villain (Hazama and Orochimaru).
* The game has several shout outs to the ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}''.
** Rachel is Rin. Aside from having the same Japanese and English Voice Actors, they also have their respective servants who are walking TimeParadox - Hakumen and Archer, respectively.
** Hakumen is Archer. Despite Archer having the same looks as Ragna.
** Noel even has a [[VideoGame/MeltyBlood Sion]] colour scheme.
** Terumi, to Gilgamesh. Both have spiky hair, are incredibly arrogant and narcissist, crazy, use chains in combat and are [[spoiler:divine-blooded]] "heroes" of a bygone era that end up being much more unpleasant than their legends may imply.
** Arakune's appearance resembles True Assassin (specially when the latter wear his longrobe), while his habit of devouring living things and his corrupted monster aspect in general resembles [[spoiler: The Shadow]].
* The description of the Sacrifice stage in Central Fiction features the famous line "[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Abandon all hope, ye who enter here]]".

[[folder:Color Palettes]]
Throughout all the games, the characters have alternate palettes referencing other works. In the third game, they also all have ''GuiltyGear'', ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and they even exchange colors from each other.
* Ragna: ComicBook/TheJoker, [[Manga/GinTama Gintoki Sakata]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo Kurosaki]], Sol Badguy, Yu Narukami, Makoto,
* Jin: [[Manga/BlueExorcist Amaimon]] [[note]]which adds another ShoutOut because both characters share [[Creator/TetsuyaKakihara the same Japanese voice actor]][[/note]], Ronald [=McDonald=], Ky Kiske, Robo-Ky, Yosuke Hanamura, Izayoi
* Noel: [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Seras Victoria]], [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Mami Tomoe]], I-No, Maya Amano, Nu-13
* Rachel: [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]], [[LightNovel/{{Oreimo}} Ruri "Kuroneko" Gokou]], Slayer, Chidori Hoshino, Valkenhayn,
* Tager: ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', ''Anime/TheBigO'', [[VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile Brahms]], Potemkin, Kanji Tatsumi, Bang, Drei, Potemkin (Xrd version)
* Taokaka: [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]], [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]], May, Teddie, Arakune
* Arakune: [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Lilith]], a [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Tachikoma]], Eddie, Jack Frost, Taokaka, Es-N, Jack-O
* Litchi: [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]], [[VideoGame/{{Okami}} Sakuya]], Jam Kuradoberi, Mitsuru Kirijo, Amane
* Bang: [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} Strider Hiryu]], [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Galford]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]], [[StreetFighter Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Dan]], Anji Mito, Akihiko Sanada, Tager
* Carl: Manga/DetectiveConan, [[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart Lieselotte]] (with Nirvana as Elfride), ABA (with Nirvana as Paracelsus), Ken Amada (with Nirvana as Kala-Nemi), Relius (with Nirvana as Ignis)
* Hakumen: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]], [[LightNovel/FateZero Berserker]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Zero]], [[VideoGame/MegamanX Zero]], Baiken, [[StealthPun Susano-o]], Tsubaki
* Nu: [[Manga/FutureDiary Yuno Gasai]], Justice, Aigis, Noel
* Lambda: a Franchise/{{Gundam}}, [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Eva Units 1 and 2]], Ramlethal Valentine, Labrys
* Tsubaki: [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Megurine Luka]], [[Anime/MawaruPenguindrum Himari Takakura]], Millia Rage, Yukiko Amagi, Hakumen
* Hazama: ComicBook/TheJoker, [[Manga/GiantRobo Kenji Murasame]], Film/{{Moonwalker}}, Film/TheMask, [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]], The Riddler, ''Franchise/LupinIII'', [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba]], ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'', Venom, Naoto Shirogane, Platinum
* Mu: [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA Unit 00]], [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Asuka Langley Shikinami in her TEST plugsuit]], Dizzy, (Shadow) Labrys, Lambda
* Makoto: [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Yoko Littner]], [[Anime/AquarionEvol Zessica]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Kallen]], Order Sol, Chie Satonaka, Ragna
* Valkenhayn: [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Repede]] (but it also doubles as [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Jon Talbain]]), [[VideoGame/{{Okami}} Oki]], Slayer, Koromaru, Rachel
* Platinum: [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]], [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Nia]], Franchise/SailorMoon, [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku Hatsune]], [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka Kaname, Homura Akemi]] and some of the [[Franchise/PrettyCure Precure Girls]], Bridget, Nanako Dojima, Hazama
* Relius: [[Anime/TigerAndBunny Kotetsu]] (with Ignis as Barnaby), [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam A CHAR]], Faust, Elizabeth (with Ignis as Thanatos), Carl (with Ignis as Nirvana)
* Amane: [[Anime/UnGo Inga]], Izuna, Main Protagonist, Litchi
* Bullet: [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Motoko Kusanagi]], [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Asuka Kazama]], Axl Low, Yukino Mazuyumi, Azrael
* Azrael: [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]], Johnny, Takaya Sakaki, Bullet
* Izayoi: [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber]], Testament, Metis, Jin
* Kagura: [[TheLastBlade Moriya Minakata]], Kliff Undersn, Eikichi Mishina, Terumi
* Terumi: [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreed Ezio Auditore da Firenze]], Chipp Zanuff, Shinjiro Aragaki, Trinity Glassfille
* Kokonoe: [[Manga/SpiceAndWolf Holo/Horo]], Dr. Paradigm, Ulala Serizawa, Jubei
* Celica: Zappa (with Minerva as S-Ko), Rise Kujikawa (with Minerva as Himiko), Nine (with Minerva as Eight)

In the fourth game, they all have secret palettes based from characters of ''VisualNovel/XBlaze'' as well as updated Guilty Gear palettes to coincide with the release of ''Guilty Gear Xrd: REVELATOR''. In the console version of the fourth game, there are unlockable palettes as well (13th to 15th); the 13th are general ShoutOut palettes while the 14th are references to fellow Blazblue characters.
* Ragna: Sechs[[note]][[ActorAllusion Both are voiced by]] Creator/TomokazuSugita[[/note]], Sol Badguy (again), [[{{Anime/K}} Reisi Munakata]], Jin
* Jin: Touya Kagari, Ky Kiske (again), [[ToukenRanbu Uguisumaru]][[note]][[ActorAllusion Both are voiced by]] TetsuyaKakihara[[/note]], Ragna
* Noel: Hinata Himezuru, Elphelt Valentine (in her REVELATOR costume), [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Rulue]][[note]][[ActorAllusion Both are voiced by]] Creator/KanakoKondo[[/note]], Izanami
* Rachel: Mei Amanohokosaka, Elphelt Valentine (Her original look), Izayoi
* Taokaka: Ripper, Sin Kiske, [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Blake Belladonna]], Litchi
* Tager: Drei, Potemkin (Xrd version), [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Finn]], Bullet
* Litchi: Soichiro Unomaru, Venom, [[KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO Aqua]], Taokaka
* Arakune: Es-N, Jack-O, [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Jake]]
* Bang: Avenge, Chipp Zanuff, Jubei
* Carl: Brain Cat (with Nirvana as Kiri), May (with Nirvana as April), Amane
* Hakumen: Es, Leo Whitefang, Susano'o
* Nu: Es, Elphelt Valentine (In her original look), [[MobileSuitGundamZZ Qubeley Mk-II Unit 2]], Mu
* Lambda: Es-N, Elphelt Valentine (Sign version), [[MobileSuitGundamZZ Qubeley Mk-II Unit 1]], Kokonoe
* Tsubaki: Kuon Glamred Stroheim, Millia Rage (Xrd version), [[FateGrandOrder Oda Nobunaga]], Makoto
* Hazama: Ripper, Axl Low, [[OsomatsuSan Matsuno Osomatsu]], Relius
* Mu: Es, Ramlethal Valentine, [[MobileSuitZetaGundam Qubeley]], Nu
* Makoto: Yuki Himezuru[[note]][[ActorAllusion both are voiced by Tomomi Isomura]][[/note]], April (Also voiced by Tomomi Isomura), Tsubaki
* Valkenhayn: Avenge, Leo Whitefang, Terumi
* Platinum: Elise von Klagen, Jack-O(?), Azrael
* Relius: Watashi (with Ignis as Imouto), Bedman, Hazama (with Ignis as Terumi)
* Amane: Acht, Jam Kuradoberi, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Kuja]], Carl
* Bullet: Ringo Akagi, Potemkin (''Xrd'' version), [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Yang Xiao Long]], Tager
* Azrael: Nobody, Slayer, Platinum
* Izayoi: Kuon Glamred Stroheim, Millia Rage, [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Weiss Schnee]], Rachel
* Kagura: Akira Kamewari, Johnny, [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Maes Hughes]], Hibiki
* Terumi: Kiri, Zato-1, [[SeventhDragon Psychic]], Valkenhayn
* Kokonoe: Watashi, Faust (Despite the blue hair), [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Princess Bubblegum]], Lambda
* Celica: Imouto (with Minerva as Watashi), Ramlethal Valentine, [[ValkyrieDriveMermaid Mamori Tokonome (with Minerva as Mirei Shikishima)]], Nine
* Hibiki: Touya Kagari, Chipp Zanuff, [[Franchise/AttackOnTitan Levi]], Kagura
* Naoto: Sechs, Sin Kiske, [[BloodBlockadeBattlefront Zapp Renfro]], Es
* Nine: Nobody, I-No, [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Kneesocks]], Celica
* Izanami: Sechs, Jack-O, [[Franchise/CodeGeass C.C.]] [[note]]Who she shares a voice actress with.[[/note]], Noel
* Es: Herself in her ''Code: Embryo'' outfit, Dizzy, [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Ruby Rose]], Naoto
* Mai: Elise von Klagen, Raven, Kajun
* Susano'o: Brain Cat, Kum Haehyun, [[MyHeroAcademia All Might]], Hakumen
* Jubei: Brain Cat, Jam Kuradoberi, [[VideoGame/YokaiWatch Jibanyan]], Nine

* A lot of ''Continuum Shift'''s [[http://www.succesfull.fr/index.php?option=com_succesfull&Itemid=5&l=fr&JeuID=913 achievements]]. Examples:
** [[Franchise/MortalKombat Fatality]]
** [[Film/BackToTheFuture 1.21 Gigawatts!]]
** [[VideoGame/ZeroWing For Great Justice]]
** [[Music/TheBeachBoys I Get Around]]
** [[Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret Are You There, God? It's Me, Noel]]
** [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Aniki Is Watching You]]
** [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Fur and Loathing in Kagutsuchi]]
** [[TheSimpsons Twirling Towards Freedom And That's the End of That Chapter.]]
* The achievement list for Chrono Phantasma has a few, including:
** [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Attack on Gigant]]
** [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion We'll Finish This in 62 Seconds, Meow!]]/[[GoneInSixtySeconds Gone In 62 Seconds]]
** [[Film/TheKarateKid1984 Mahjong, Mahjoff]]
** [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann This Is The Nail That Will Pierce The Heavens!]]
** [[Film/DirtyHarry Did She Fire Six Swords Or Only Five?]]
** [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Misete yaru, Kusanagi no ken wo! ("I'll show you the sword of Kusanagi!")/Watashi hitori de juubun da. ("I can handle this on my own.")]]
*** [[DontExplainTheJoke Because the Trophy involves Bullet's Blackout move, and K' has a teleport called Blackout, and his catchphrase is "Ore hitori de, juubun da".]]
** [[LightNovel/{{Oreimo}} Our Gauge Can't Be This Easy to Gain]]
** [[Series/ToCatchAPredator Why Don't You Have a Seat Over There]]
* Likewise for Extend:
** [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Unlimited Blazblue Works]]
** [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd I Am The Law]]
** [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap These go to Eleven]]
** [[VideoGame/MetalGear Nanomachines, son]]
** [[Musical/{{Oliver}} Please Sir, Can I Have Some More?]]
** [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Bang Theory]]
** [[Music/TheBeeGees Stein Alive]]
** [[Comicstrip/{{Peanuts}} Good Grief]]
** Series/KnightRider
** [[Series/GameOfThrones Game Of Throwns]]