* ActingForTwo: [[spoiler: Noel, Nu, Lambda, Mu, and [[BigBad Imperator Saya]] (though not so much in Japan for [[Creator/{{Yukana}} Extend's Saya]]); Jin and Hakumen; Tsubaki and Kokonoe, albeit dub only; Hazama and Terumi.]]
* ActorAllusion: Quite a few actually.
** Ragna had a [[Manga/{{Gintama}} Gintoki]] costume as DLC in CT-CS, whom Sugita had previously voiced. It also led to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZj2_YelvMg this parody video.]]
** Amane has a ''Persona'' color swap of the protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', who's also voiced by Creator/AkiraIshida. The English version goes along with this and assigned him with the voice of Creator/YuriLowenthal.
*** Exclusive to the English dub, but this isn't the first time Creator/YuriLowenthal has [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann voiced a character who's primary weapon of choice are drills.]] It's also not the first time he's voiced someone who's [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors incredibly flamboyant and obsessed with beauty]].
** As a nod to [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear its parent series]], ''Extend'' gave several Unlimited Characters Distortion Drives modeled after/copied from Overdrives belonging to the ''GG'' cast. Relius? He gets [[GratuitousItalian Nero Angelo]], a Vol Tedo-based projectile that functions in the same manner as its English equivalent, Venom's Dark Angel. As of ''Guilty Gear XX Accent Core'' (which predates ''[=BlazBlue=]'' by nearly two years), Venom is voiced by Suwabe, [[TheOtherDarrin assuming the role from Mikio Yaeda]].
** Upping the ante, Unlimited Relius receives Ruber Grando (Red Hail [[AltumVidetur in Latin]]) in ''CP'', thus borrowing another one of Venom's Overdrives... Red Hail.
** Further upping the ante is a Gag Reel featuring him in ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'' [[spoiler:where Relius ends up in a world where he's a good family man. Now [[Creator/TravisWillingham who else is]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV a family man??]] Notable that the game is just out in Japan, so they may have noticed the English casting.]]
** This [[Anime/TekkamanBlade isn't the first]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ7s5kRXf5M time]] [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Ragna]] and [[Creator/TetsuyaKakihara Jin]] has tried to kill each other.
* DoingItForTheArt: The only explanation for Idle Animations in a fighting game. They will never be seen in normal/serious gameplay.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Creator/ArcSystemWorks does '''''not''''' like it when people post story-related videos, be they merely Arcade mode playthroughs or even ''joke endings'', and they also don't like it when people post direct music rips from ''Chronophantasma'' or the previews they've made as DLC for their NAX Music Player. Hope you're actually willing to purchase the game, because the amount of high-quality videos for this series are few and far-between.
** Stranger still; the mindset doesn't exist for ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''. It is likely that ''[=BlazBlue=]'' having a more plot-heavy and spoiler-filled story than its predecessor (outside of [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]]) has something to do with ASW's stance on the matter. This is justified, [[ValuesDissonance by Japanese standards]], since spoilers are disliked in Japan and this is somewhat normal in Japanese corporative culture.
* FakeNationality: Despite the names, very few are from where you expect. Based on the cities they are born where applicable, along with official material:
** Ragna and Jin are English
** Noel is Swiss [[spoiler: but created in Russia, as was Lambda]]
** Tao is Thai, as in Nu
** Bang and Kokonoe are both from eastern Europe.
** Kagura and Tsubaki are Canadian.
** Makoto is Indian.
** Celica and Trinity are Russian
** The Clovers are American
** Subverted; Litchi ''is'' Chinese, as is Jubei. Both are small continuity errors; Jubei created the Hierachical cities, yet was also born in one (the 12th, to be exact), yet Litchi was officially born in Shanghai, which shouldn't exist anymore.
** Rachel ''is'' from Transylvania, therefore Romanian.
* FanNickname
** The T.O.P. Hat - Carl Clover's NiceHat, coined from one of ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]''[='=] system mechanics.
** Evil [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]]: Jin Kisaragi, named for the titular role of his voice actor Creator/TetsuyaKakihara
*** The Ice Car: Jin's Musou Senshouzan[=/=]QCB+C special attack.
** Robo-Dizzy: Nu -13-
** [[spoiler: Future-Jin]]: Hakumen.
** Boobie Lady: Resident AnimeChineseGirl Litchi Faye Ling. Due to her {{Stripperiffic}} clothes that reveal a good portion of her big boobs, combined with how [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Taokaka]], [[TheDitz the resident ditz]] called her.
*** Also "Rawrgna" or "Ragnya" for Ragna, another [[TheNicknamer Taokaka]] creation.
*** Another good one is "No-Titty Lady" [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/519814/-_-_-animal_ears-bandaid-beret-blazblue-blonde_hai for Noel.]]
** Shitty Kitty: Taokaka.
** C-Men: Hakumen.
** Nu-Gundam: v -13-'s 4th color in her DLC pack is a Franchise/{{Gundam}}.
** Gay Man: Bang wearing his pink costume. His butt whistles when he flies!
** Clap Loop/The Clapper: Again, Carl. This involves positioning Nirvana right behind the opponent and repeatedly keeping the opponent juggled in the air while throwing them. Only certain characters can escape this loop, and only under certain circumstances.
** [[Music/MichaelJackson Smooth Criminal]]: Hazama
*** Also, {{Troll}}zama.
** {{Moe}}l: Noel Vermillion
** [=NoBoobs=] and [=NoPersonality=], also for Noel.
** Lamb-Chan: Lambda-11, Nu-13's much-nerfed [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replacement]] in ''Continuum Shift''.
*** Lambchop over in America.
** Hakumen [[Anime/CodeGeass vi Britannia]], for his new voice clips in ''Continuum Shift'' which sound like Lelouch.
*** There's also Jin vi Kisaragi.
** Hype Dog: The EnsembleDarkhorse big fluffy dog that appears in one of the backgrounds in ''Continuum Shift''. Shown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUK8GOD8sx4 here.]]
** Asstral Finish: Mu's Astral Heat, both for [[OffModel poor animation quality]] and gratuitous ass shot.
** Assdrill Finish/Asstroll Finish: Relius' Astral Heat, where it's heavily implied he rapes the opponent. Since the first footage of it was done on Ragna, the first one seems to be the more popular.
*** Entering the realm of meta, Asstroll is also a nickname of a deliberate act to invoke an Astral Finish on your opponent to rub the salt on the loser (though mostly for sports rather than utter insulting), such as delaying a fight and not using your Barrier Burst so your meter becomes 100, and sparing your enemy so the set up attack to ensure Astral would end up not killing the opponent by accident. However, if done poorly and the opponent is smart, this would end up as a double-edged sword as it can cost a match that could've been won.
** Joany Actuallyaguy: Mai Natsume from the manga spinoff ''Remix Heart'', a derisive nickname to compound on how hated he/she/they is/are and how confusing his/her/their gender is.
** Mikadoperator: The Imperator [[spoiler:(Saya)]]. In Japan, [[spoiler:she]]'s referred as "Mikado." Therefore, it's a portmanteau nickname.
** [[Manga/KOn Azu-nyan for Azrael.]]
** [[GratuitousEnglish Hottopantsu]] for Bullet.
** Team Douchebag: The duet of Terumi Yuuki and Relius Clover, two over-the-top Complete Monsters, in order to make clear who's the blackest of black villains in this GrayingMorality setting.
** Franchise/{{Gundam}} Tsubaki for [[SuperMode Izayoi]].
** When Calamity Trigger was first announced, Noel was referred to by different variations of "[[DistaffCounterpart Girl]] [[GuiltyGear Bridget]]."
** Due to [[ChargedAttack how they're performed]] and how they work in basic, Kagura's two special moves are occasionally referred respectively as [[Franchise/StreetFighter Sonic Boom and Flash Kick]].
** [[spoiler: [[AquaTeenHungerForce The Cybernetic Ghost of Jin's Future from The Past]]]] for Hakumen
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Subbed Version
*** [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Ragna]] is [[Manga/{{Gintama}} Gintoki]] and [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]]. He also did [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear That Man]] as of ''Overture''.
*** [[Creator/TetsuyaKakihara Jin and Hakumen]] are [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]] and [[Manga/FairyTail Natsu]]
*** [[Creator/KanaUeda Rachel]] is [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Rin Tohsaka]]
*** [[Creator/ChiwaSaito Taokaka]] is [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura Akemi]]
*** [[Creator/KenjiNomura Tager]] is [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Yammy]]
*** [[Creator/ChiakiTakahashi Litchi]] is [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Azusa Miura]]
*** While [[TsuyoshiKoyama Bang's VA]] has a rather small portfolio, he was the voice of [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Kamen Rider Odin]] and [[VideoGame/ArmoredCore Old King]].
*** [[Creator/MiyukiSawashiro Carl]] is [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Cammy]] and [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Elizabeth]]
*** [[Creator/AsamiImai Tsubaki]] is [[VisualNovel/SteinsGate Kurisu Makise]] and [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Chihaya Kisaragi]]
*** [[Creator/YuuichiNakamura Hazama/Terumi]] is [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Greed]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Graham Aker]]
*** Valkenhayn (Motomu Kiyokawa) is [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Walter]]
*** [[Creator/AoiYuuki Platinum]] is [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Iris]] and [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka Kaname]]
*** [[Creator/JunichiSuwabe Relius]] is [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Grimmjow]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Vega]]. He also is the current voice of [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Venom]] since ''Accent Core'', which makes it funnier how his Unlimited form has Venom's Dark Angel super.
*** [[MasakiTerasoma Jubei]] is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hidan]]
*** [[spoiler:[[Creator/{{Yukana}} Saya]]]] is [[Anime/CodeGeass C.C.]]
*** [[Creator/AkiraIshida Amane]] is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Gaara]], [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Ku]][[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy ja]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} the male protagonist/Minato Arisato/Makoto Yuki]] and worst of all [[LightNovel/FateZero Uryu Ryuunosuke]]. [[OhCrap Oh shit.]]
*** Bullet (Toa Yukinari) is [[Manga/{{Berserk}} Casca]] ([[TheOtherDarrin the new one anyway]], not [[Creator/YukoMiyamura the original]])
*** [[HirokiYasumoto Azrael]] is [[VideoGame/AsurasWrath Asura]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Guile]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Chad]], and [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Germany]]. He is also [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Raven]] as of ''Overture''.
*** [[Creator/KeijiFujiwara Kagura]] is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Ali al-Saachez]], [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters Cheeda Nick]], [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Gabriel Belmont]], and anybody Creator/RobertDowneyJr plays. Therefore, '''[[Memes/{{Gundam}} KAGURA, MIGHTY IS HE!]]'''
** Dubbed Version
*** [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Ragna]] is [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Dracula]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Isshin Kurosaki]], and [[Franchise/MortalKombat Scorpion]].
*** [[Creator/DavidVincent Jin and Hakumen]] are [[Anime/GunXSword Van]] and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Grimmjow Jaegerjaques]]
*** [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Noel, Nu, Lambda, and Mu]] are [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha]]
*** [[Creator/MelaLee Rachel]] is also [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Rin]] and [[Manga/RozenMaiden Shinku]]. Doubles that as an ActorAllusion.
*** [[Creator/PhileceSampler Taokaka]] is [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Mimi]]
*** [[Creator/JamiesonPrice Tager]] is [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Chad]] and the announcer in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Super Street Fighter IV]]'' and [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the 2011]] ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Mortal Kombat]]'' [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 game]].
*** [[Creator/SpikeSpencer Arakune]] is [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]] and [[Anime/CodeGeass Rolo]]
*** [[Creator/LaurenLanda Litchi]] is [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Leixia]] and [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5 Kasumi]]
*** [[Creator/TonyOliver Bang]] is [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann the Narrator/Old Simon]] and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ulquiorra]]. In ''CSII'' and ''Extend'' [[SteveKramer he is instead]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hiruzen]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kyoraku]] and [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Lu Su]].
*** [[Creator/MichelleRuff Carl]] is [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rukia]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV C. Viper]]
*** [[Creator/JulieAnnTaylor Tsubaki and Kokonoe]] are [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Hilde]] and [[Anime/CodeGeass Milly Ashford]]
*** Hazama's English VA (Erik Davies) is not well known, but he did voice [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair Soma]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Cid]]. In ''Extend'', however, this time he actually ''[[Creator/DougErholtz is]]'' [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Gin Ichimaru]].
*** [[Creator/CindyRobinson Makoto]] is [[Anime/SeireiNoMoribito Balsa]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kukaku Shiba]], and [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Amy Rose]]
*** Valkenhayn (Doug Stone) is [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Psycho Mantis]] and [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Zhang Jiao]]. Striking Madam Rachel's enemies with the '''WRRRRRATH OF THE HEAVEEEEEENNN!!!'''
*** [[Creator/LauraBailey Platinum]] is [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Chun-Li]], [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Lust]], [[Manga/SoulEater Maka]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} the female protagonist]], and [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Rise Kujikawa]].
*** [[Creator/TravisWillingham Relius]] is [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Roy Mustang]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Guile]][[note]][[Memes/StreetFighter Truly, he is a family man.]][[/note]]
*** [[Creator/KirkThornton Jubei]] is [[Manga/BoboboboBobobo Don Patch]] and [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} the Gabumon family tree]]
*** [[spoiler:[[Creator/KateHiggins Saya]]]] is also [[Anime/CodeGeass C.C.]], as well as [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations Tails]] and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sakura]]. She also plays Torakaka.
*** [[Creator/DCDouglas Azrael]] is [[VideoGame/{{Nier}} Grimoire Noir]], [[Franchise/MassEffect Legion]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Alexei Dioia]], and [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Wesker]].
*** [[Creator/YuriLowenthal Amane]] is STILL [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Protagonist/Minato Arisato/Makoto Yuki]], along with being [[Anime/CodeGeass Suzaku Kururugi]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke Uchiha]] and [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Yosuke Hanamura]].
*** [[Creator/ErinFitzgerald Bullet]] is [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Chie Satonaka]] and [[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} Parasoul]].
*** [[Creator/GrantGeorge Kagura]] is [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Kilik]], [[LightNovel/FateZero Lancer]], and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Izuru Kira]].
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Just so you know, Creator/YuuichiNakamura is still a friendly dude who likes goofing off with Creator/TomokazuSugita, rather than being an utter monster like Terumi. Same goes with Creator/DougErholtz, Erik Davies; and in case of Relius; Creator/JunichiSuwabe and Creator/TravisWillingham (he's a real, genuine, family man. And married to Platinum).
* NoExportForYou: ''[=BlayzBloo=]'' didn't get a European release.
* OneOfUs: The localizing team did a pretty good job of translating all the medals/achievements in ''BBCSII'' and still managed to add in a few puns. Twelve of these medals involve Legion Mode, a mode where the player has to go through anywhere between one to dozens of bases on a map, where the number of bases depends on the difficulty of the map, and fight the characters occupying these bases. Guess what's the name of the medal awarded for clearing the highest difficulty? It's called [[VideoGame/ZeroWing What You Say]]. Yup, OneOfUs.
** A rather funny example of this happens in-universe in Arakune's CS Gag reel. It involves him getting caught in what he believes to be a roleplaying game. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity,]] (and mentionings of several internet memes) [[HilarityEnsues ensues]].
* TheOtherDarrin: Mostly Averted in the Japanese dub, English is another story however..
** Hazama/Terumi is a pretty funny case actually. A lot of fans thought Creator/DougErholtz originally did his voice, but it turns out it was Erik Davies. The funny part is that Doug would eventually be his voice when Extend was localized and would go on to continue doing so in Chrono Phantasma.
*** SpikeSpencer also did a few lines for him as part of an extra scene in CS2's Arcade Mode.
** Creator/CristinaValenzuela was unavailable to do the added Arcade story for Mu, so Tsubaki and Kokonoe's VA is used instead.
** Creator/TonyOliver was replaced by Creator/SteveKramer as Bang's voice in CS2, this change would stick and he would go on to voice the character in Extend's added scenarios as well as Chrono Phantasma.
** Creator/LauraBailey did a few lines for Rachel in CS2, but unlike the above example, Creator/MelaLee eventually returned to continue voicing Rachel in all subsequent releases.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: This is not the first time Creator/YuuichiNakamura voiced a {{Jerkass}}. The moment you see the shit Terumi does, however, you will realize that this is his pigeonholed role taken [[UpToEleven way]] [[RefugeInAudacity past eleven]], into {{Troll}} territory.
** Amane: Did someone say DudeLooksLikeALady? Because I'm voiced by Creator/AkiraIshida, just so you know.
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/SpikeSpencer voices Arakune in the English dub. Yes, he went from playing depressive teenagers, to an insane EldritchAbomination.
** There's also Hakumen. [[spoiler:It's really weird hearing Creator/TetsuyaKakihara with that deep of a voice, even if it is mechanically distorted.]]
* RelationshipVoiceActor:
** [[Creator/JamiesonPrice Tager]], [[Creator/MichelleRuff Carl]], [[Creator/DougErholtz Hazama/Terumi]] ([[TheOtherDarrin in]] ''[[TheOtherDarrin Extend]]'' [[TheOtherDarrin only]]), [[Creator/LauraBailey Platinum]] and [[Creator/TravisWillingham Relius/Takamagahara]] are [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV the announcer, C. Viper, Vega, Chun-Li and Guile]].
*** And considering that [[Creator/TravisWillingham Relius' VA]] and [[Creator/LauraBailey Platinum's VA]] are ''married''... [[{{Squick}} Uuuh...]]
*** And if that wasn't enough, Platinum's Gag Reel coincidentally features herself and Relius as parodies of ''[[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask]].'' Hilarious much?
** [[Creator/DougErholtz Hazama/Terumi]] and [[Creator/LauraBailey Platinum]] are also [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Squall Leonhart and Cloud of Darkness]].
** [[Creator/YuuichiNakamura Hazama]] and [[Creator/TetsuyaKakihara Jin]] are [[Manga/FairyTail Gray and Natsu]].
** Japanese-wise, [[Creator/AsamiImai Tsubaki]] and [[Creator/ChiakiTakahashi Litchi]] are [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster idol singers Chihaya Kisaragi and Azusa Miura]]. [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance It kinda "makes sense" when Litchi's turn to the dark side looks like an excuse to reunite the two idols together]]]] (both Imagine and Chiaking are also good friends in real-life).
** [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Ragna]] and [[Creator/YuuichiNakamura Hazama]] are also [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Leon and Alto]] where their roles as protagonist and antagonist are switched. For {{Irony}}, they're also [[HoYay shipped]] by voice actors in real life.
** [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Ragna]] and [[JamiesonPrice Tager]] are [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Scorpion and Noob Saibot/Announcer]].
** [[Creator/DavidVincent Jin]], [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Ragna]], [[Creator/MichelleRuff Carl]], [[Creator/JulieAnnTaylor Tsubaki]] and Hazama (Erik Davies) are [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Richter Belmont, Dracula, Shanoa, Yoko Belnades and Soma Cruz]] respectively.
** [[spoiler:[[Creator/KateHiggins Saya]]]], [[Creator/TravisWillingham Relius]] and [[Creator/CindyRobinson Makoto]] are [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Tails, Knuckles and Amy.]]
** Funnily enough, [[Creator/KeijiFujiwara Kagura]] and [[Creator/YuuichiNakamura Hazama/Terumi]] are the dub voices of ComicBook/IronMan and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in their films]]; pitting them against each other generates vibes of ''ComicBook/CivilWar''.
** [[Creator/KeijiFujiwara Kagura]], [[Creator/ChiakiTakahashi Litchi]] and [[TsuyoshiKoyama Bang]] are [[VideoGame/ArmoredCore Chief, Carol Dorry and Old King]].
** In Japan, [[Creator/KeijiFujiwara Kagura]] and [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Ragna]] are [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Gabriel Belmont and Lucifer]]. Suddenly, Ragna's designation as the Grim Reaper seems to get ''too'' accurate...
** Sub: Platinum and Taokaka are, as mentioned above, Madoka and Homura. Dub: Noel and Litchi are Homura and Kyoko (ironically, it's their appearances her that probably helped get both of them the roles in PMMM).
** [[Creator/AkiraIshida Amane]], [[Creator/MiyukiSawashiro Carl]] and [[Creator/ChiwaSaito Taokaka]] are [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Togami Byakuya, Fukawa Touko/Genocider Syo and Asahina Aoi]]. The first two had a twist... why is Togami chasing after Fukawa/Genocider who is refusing him? Shouldn't it be the other way around?
** [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Noel]] and [[Creator/LaurenLanda Litchi]] are [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Alicia Rue and Lady Sakuya]], again a case of the former playing a petite cutie envious of the latter's more generous assets (though they're more closely acquainted than Noel and Litchi are). [[LoverTugOfWar Their advances]] on Kirito in Episode 20 become a bit more hilarious when you remember a particular Gag Reel in ''CS'' involving Ragna and the Spectacles of Eros. (And speaking of [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Ragna]], he's Agil/Kobatz in ''SAO''.)
* ShortRunInPeru: Contrary to popular belief, it was always Arc System Works' intention to release Valkenhayn a week late in North America on the [=PS3=]. The 360 version release ''was'' intended to be simultaneous, however, until the bug was found.
* StarMakingRole: Goes two ways:
** Japanese-wise, this is the title that enables Creator/AsamiImai (Tsubaki) and Creator/ChiakiTakahashi (Litchi) into well-known actresses outside Japan (since their previous StarMakingRole in ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' is [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]]). Though subverted with Creator/KanakoKondo (Noel & the Murakumos), despite practically being in the main spotlight and Noel is incredibly popular, Kanako Kondo has yet to appear in many other anime/VG series. Also this goes for Bang's seiyuu TsuyoshiKoyama as well.
** English-wise, in a bizarre inversion of the Japanese version, this is ''the'' definitive StarMakingRole of Creator/CristinaValenzuela (Noel and the Murakumos) as afterwards, she rose from "internet voice acting celebrity in some minor dubs" into one of the most popular voice actresses at this age. A lesser version also exists for Creator/LaurenLanda (Litchi), as while she hasn't made as big a jump as Vee, her role here is considered the one role where people start recognizing her. This also promotes Creator/PatrickSeitz (Ragna) from just "that voice actor" into this "OMGAWESOMEVOICEACTOR."
* TeasingCreator: Mori Toshimichi has reached this status, if not outright TrollingCreator, when the subject is about the playability of [[EnsembleDarkhorse Kokonoe]]. This mini-dialogue sums it up:
-->'''Fans circa ''Continuum Shift''''': [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom When's Kokonoe?]]
-->'''Mori''': No.
-->'''Fans circa ''Continuum Shift II''''': [[MemeticMutation When's Kokonoe?]]
-->'''Mori''': No, but here's an extra story where she's the star. Enjoy.
-->'''Fans circa ''Continuum Shift Extend''''': [[RuleOfThree When's Kokonoe?]]
-->'''Mori''': No, but here's some new omake segments where she complains about it. [[VerbalTic Enjoy.]]
-->'''Fans circa ''Chronophantasma''''': ''[[RunningGag When's Kokonoe?]]''
-->'''Mori''': No, but here's a bunch of never-heard-before characters for you as new characters and a teaser after the endings. [[RunningGag Enjoy.]]
-->'''Fans circa ''Chronophantasma Console Version''''': '''[[OverlyLongGag When's Kokonoe?]]'''
-->'''Mori''': No, but here's Hazama 2.0 and another story-related NPC made playable. [[RunningGag Enjoy.]]
-->'''Fans circa ''Chronophantasma Console Localized Version''''': '''''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment When's Kokonoe?]]'''''
-->'''Mori''': No. The roster is complete, no more DLC! Which means... next game? [[TrollingCreator Oh by the way, no Xbox 360 version. Enjoy!]]
-->'''Fans''': '''[[BigNo NOOOOOO!!!!!]]'''
-->'''Mori''': Okay, fine, geez! Here's your playable Kokonoe! Happy now!?
-->'''[=PS3=] Fans''': '''[[BigYes YEEEEEESSSS!!!!]]'''
-->'''[=Xbox 360=] Fans''': '''[[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...]]'''
-->'''Mori''': She's DLC.
-->'''[=PS3=]''': WorthIt!
-->'''[=Xbox 360=] Fans''': '''[[BigNo ...OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....]]'''
-->'''Fans after Kokonoe DLC reveal''': [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent When's Jubei?]]
-->'''Mori''': No. Instead you get... CLASSIC DLC COSTUME FOR MAI WAIFU NOEL. Just to rub you in the face, you can play as her in Story Mode, but gotta pay for the rest!
-->'''[=PS3=] Fans''': '''Cheapstake!''' *plays Kokonoe* [[GameBreaker What!?]] [[TierInducedScrappy Why is she so goddamn broken!?]] '''[[SkywardScream MORIIIIII!!!!!]]'''
-->'''[=Xbox 360=] Fans''': '''[[BigNo ...OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....!!]]'''
-->'''Mori''': [[EvilLaugh LOL]].
** To wit, fans have been asking for Kokonoe so much (and so far, to no avail prior to ''CP''[='s=] console port), that Valkenhayn's "Help Me, Professor Kokonoe!" segment in ''Extend'' exists only to poke fun at the entire ordeal. Mori probably has graduated to TrollingCreator after that announcement around the time of the localized version. The reveal that Kokonoe would indeed become playable rescinded things a bit, but only for the [=PS3=] fans, as 360 fans will not only miss out on Kokonoe, but ''Chronophantasma'' entirely. Following that, Kokonoe turned out to be [[GameBreaker broken as hell]] and Mori refuses to rebalance her for ''CP'', so--depending on how much you care about tiers vs. character playability--[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the PS3 fans still may have ended up being trolled despite their "wish" coming true]].
** To a lesser extent, this has been done with [[spoiler: The Imperator/Saya]] as well, with Mori saying something along the lines of: "We couldn't put [[spoiler:Saya]] in the arcade version but for the home console? Yes, she will be there." Cue ''Chronophantasma''[='s=] console release, where it turns out that he was only half right. [[spoiler:She assists the final boss, Take-Mikazuchi in battle, but isn't playable herself.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Apparently, ''[=BlazBlue=]'' was meant to be an RPG, but was changed into a fighting game.
** [[http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2014/jun/22/blazblue-creator-toshimichi-mori-tsubaki-was-originally-conceptualised-lesbian-yuri-character/ This interview with Mori]] states that Makoto was built from the dregs of his attempt to write Tsubaki as a lesbian. [[BiTheWay And there go the last lingering threads of Makoto's heterosexuality.]]
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