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[[folder:Taokaka]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:'''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} THISISFORTHETUNA!]]''']]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 165cm (5'5")
* Weight: 42kg (92.6 lbs)
* Blood type: O
* Date of Birth: February 22
* Birthplace: Kagutsuchi
* Hobbies: Taking naps, boiled rice (she loves steamed meat buns)
* Values: Friends
* Likes: Steamed meat buns
* Dislikes: Squiggly (Arakune)
]

-->''"Meow? Oh! Hey, let's play!"''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChiwaSaito (Japanese) [=/=] Creator/PhileceSampler (English)

-> The resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. Tao is a member of a tribe of cat-people living in a small village underneath Kagutsuchi, and is next in line to become the village's protector. To that end, she is training to become a vigilante. Unfortunately... she's incredibly dim and doesn't even realize that the person she's been traveling with (Ragna) is the most wanted criminal in the world. Her species are actually genetically-engineered clones of Jubei, the original Grimalkin. Can be bribed to do ANYTHING if food is involved, and is good friends with Litchi Faye-Ling, whom she also considers as a teacher.

%%-> Her ''Calamity Trigger'' Arcade and Story Mode may as well be called, "[[AttentionDeficitOohShiny ADHD Quest]]." In ''Continuum Shift'', on the other hand, she's out on a quest to get stronger. After a chance encounter with Hazama, she is beaten unconscious, but is saved by Jubei before he can deal the finishing blow. In her canon ending, Tao is told by the Kaka Elder that in order to protect her village and those dear to her, she must first learn to protect others. Thus, the Elder tells Tao to go forth and venture into the outside world, and Jubei gives a special request for her to stay close to Ragna. As they reach Ibukido, however, she runs off after being distracted by an insect, leading into the events of ''Chronophantasma''.

-> Her arcade playthroughs are named, in order of the game: ''afternoon sunbathe'', ''Deja vu'' and ''Growth''. Her story playthroughs are named, in the first 2 games: ''Innocent heart'' and ''Journey''.

-> Her Drive ability, '''Dancing Edge''', lets her perform more confusing maneuvers to attack. In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma Chronophantasma]]'', her Overdrive is '''Almost Becoming Two!''', a former super of hers which produces a shadow image of herself that doubles the number of hits her attacks dish out.

-> In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel is named '''Kaka Clan's Hospitality''' where she summons multiple Kaka Kittens to carry the opponent off-screen... who then proceeds to violate the opponent before a big cat head falls in front of her, which opens and reveals the opponent. Her Astral Finish, '''Attack Meow Pow!''' involves her bouncing off of the walls while slashing her opponent, then performing a drill uppercut, which misses due to Jubei coming in from the left-field and being a sneaky {{Badass}}.
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* AdaptationalBadass: Minor case, but in the second manga she helps Ragna fight off the group of bounty hunters at the restaurant instead of being carried away by a fleeing Ragna.
* AirplaneArms: Her forward dash.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Her fixation on boobs notwithstanding, she's also never affected by the Spectacles of Eros and artwork from the [=BlazBlue=] Material Collection shows her getting awfully... cuddly with Litchi Faye-Ling in a hot-spring. It could just be her childlike innocence though.
* AnimalBattleAura: Her crest (which appears during her Distortion Drives/Astral Heat) resembles that of a cat's face.
* AscendedMeme: "Don't want" (presumably the voice actor ad-libbing a more memetic "do not want") and "*nom nom nom* " appear in her English script.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Especially when food is involved. The [[Pantheon/{{Personality}} goddess]] of the trope.
* AudienceSurrogate: She becomes this in ''Teach Me Ms. Litchi!'' where she asks about what the various things in the story are, from Sector Seven to Ars Magus.
* {{Badass}}: She's genetically engineered from Jubei's genes, Bang's student and rival, and she's pretty much Chaos Incarnate. Who also stands on even ground with Tager, Jin and Ragna.
* BigBallOfViolence: One of her Distortions, which is appropriately named "I'm Gonna Beat the Crap Outta You!"
* BigEater: Thinks about food pretty much all the time. In fact she's almost always hungry, to the point of emptying someone else's wallet due to a high tab, or she can be bribed into doing anything in exchange for food. Borderlines on ExtremeOmnivore: [[spoiler: In Story Mode, where (given the player's choice) she will even try to eat someone (Ragna and Bang can fall victim to this)]]. And even in Arcade Mode, when fighting Litchi, will cause the latter to rant about not eating her [[UnusualEuphemism steamed buns]].
** She even thinks that ''little girls'' are food.
** Cat Spirit Encore, a move introduced in ''Chronophantasma'' has her swiping an item what opponent drops and eating it, not caring if the item is even food. She does show if the item isn't edible (or is a chili pepper from Bullet or a rotten octopus from Arakune) by being disgusted by what she just ate.
* BloodKnight: With the sort of innocent enthusiasm that only a childlike, [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]] SuperSoldier can properly muster.
* BouncingBattler: Her new "Aerial Dancing Edge!!" DD in ''CP'' has her bouncing and flying around the screen as she slashes the midair enemy multiple times. Inverted with her Astral which has the ''opponent'' bouncing around as she warps all over the place to knock the foe over and over.
* BraidsOfAction: Those dangling rope-like things under her hood? Those are [[RapunzelHair really long braids]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Mostly during the [[FourthWallMailSlot Teach Me, Ms. Litchi!]] segments, but she also looks up close into the TV screen during one of her entrances and if you hold down crouch. One of her intro poses has her sticking her face to the screen.
* CallingYourAttacks: She doesn't so much ''name'' her attacks, but loves to provide [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud verbal sound effects]] for them.
** Unless she's facing Arakune, in which most cases she has several new names for her attacks, mostly containing "squiggly" as part of them.
* CatGirl: She is a Kaka, a race of Beastkin cloned from Jubei and thus has more catlike traits than [[HalfHumanHybrid Kokonoe]].
* CatNinja: She becomes an actual ninja ([[HighlyVisibleNinja Bang's]] apprentice to be exact) in some joke endings.
* CatSmile: When she's not grinning, she often sports one of these, especially if she's being coy.
** CheshireCatGrin
* CharacterDevelopment: Tao seems to have acquired a bit of an intelligence boost for ''Continuum Shift'', even going as far as reciting a medical fact she "remembered" to Bang in his Arcade story. And let's not forget how you can make her remember things in the new ''Teach Me, Miss Litchi'' segments.
* ChargedAttack: A few of her normals can be charged for more damage and greater hitstun.
* CloneDegeneration: One possible explanation for the generalized senility of the Kaka. Notice how the Elder seems to be still put together - she was the last surviving member of the Kakas' very first generation.
* CloseRangeCombatant: Mostly fights at close range, aided by her high speed.
* CloudCuckooland: the... place that Taokaka's Astral takes place in is... even stranger. White, fluffy clouds, giant fish flying through the sky, randomly appearing Chibikaka... you just have to question whether this is supposed to be some place for real, or you've been trapped in the kitten's dream world or something.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: So much of one that she causes [[spoiler: Nu]] to have a BSOD when she tries to comprehend Tao with logic.
** CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Ragna or Litchi usually do this job for her. As do Torakaka and Jubei, though less frequently.
* CoolBigSis: Torakaka is this to her.
* CovertPervert: Taokaka shows signs of this. Her primary target, Litchi, seems completely oblivious, though.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Like all the Kakas, she has noticeably dark skin.
* DeadlyLunge: Her Drive is pretty much this.
* DemotedToExtra: While she's still playable, she gets less and less spotlight over time. Especially glaring in ''CP'' story mode where she's never fought nor playable, and disappears entirely near the climax and ending.
* TheDitz: She has the "special ability" to forget ''anything'' she does... in three steps or seconds, whichever comes first. ''CS'' reveals this includes [[spoiler: meeting Ragna as a child]]. That said, she does seem to be getting better.
* DoppelgangerAttack: One of her Distortion Drives has her making a copy of herself that copies her attacks. In ''CP'', it's her Overdrive.
* DumbBlonde: UpToEleven! She is the ''dumbest'' character in the entire series by a huge margin.
* DumbIsGood: Definitely not one of the smarter members of the cast, but still one of its nicest...as long as you feed her that is.
* TheFaceless: Possibly subverted: she presumably has a face, but it's... well... [[FaceFramedInShadow always covered with shadow]]. Her face and CheshireCatGrin can at least [[ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes be seen through the shadow]].
** Confirmed to be wearing a [[ExpressiveMask mask]] in ''Calamity Trigger'''s "Teach Me, Ms. Litchi!" segments and later [[WordOfGod by the developers]].
* FastballSpecial: Kitty Litter Special [[RandomEffectSpell throws random objects]], including a very surprised Kaka kitten.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Her joke ending in ''Calamity Trigger'', a trailer for a fake movie, "revealed" that [[spoiler:Litchi would become a villain]]. Guess what happened in ''Continuum Shift''...
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Same deal as Ragna, except she never realizes the guy she met before and "good guy" are one in the same
* FragileSpeedster: She has two very fast command jumps (including a WallJump), her Drive offers a ''lot'' of mobility options, and she's the only character (other than [[{{Ninja}} Bang]]) with a triple jump. However, she's tied with Carl for the lowest health in the game, so she can be taken out fairly quickly once she's caught.
* FunPersonified: Even [[PerpetualFrowner Ragna]] can't help but smile around her.
* GenkiGirl: Always energetic, and often drags poor Ragna with her.
* GrappleMove: One of her Distortion Drives is this, that leads to the BigBallOfViolence.
* {{Hammerspace}}[=/=]HyperspaceArsenal: Always carries a plate with her in case she comes across food, as well as other things such as fishbones, baseballs, bombs, pillows, apple cores, bowling balls, and even kaka kittens, which she can throw at her opponents.
* HandHidingSleeves: As with the rest of the Kaka, she wears a hoodie with oversized sleeves that close at the end (with slots for her claws).
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: In ''Continuum Shift'', whenever Tao fights Ragna, she proclaims that she's hungry and he says she eats way too much. Regardless of the outcome, Ragna has to pay.
-->'''Taokaka''' (''if she wins''): "Lunch is on you, Good Guy!"
-->'''Ragna''' (''if Tao loses''): "Alright, alright, I'll buy you some lunch."
* HeyYou: Normally doesn't call the characters by their real names. Instead she gives them names like White Guy [[spoiler:Ragna]], Good Guy [[spoiler:Ragna after he feeds her]] (she calls him this at all times in the story mode of ''CS''), Scruffy Man [[spoiler:Bang]], Shorty [[spoiler:Carl]], Super-not-soft person [[spoiler:Ada/Nirvana]], Hat Person [[spoiler:Noel]], Lacking Lady [[spoiler:Noel (after she notices her chest)]], Black Squiggly [[spoiler:Arakune]], Boobie Lady [[spoiler:Litchi]], Flappy [[spoiler:Nu-13 and Mu-12 (due to their pre-battle outfits)]], Red Lady/Eye Woman [[spoiler:Tsubaki]], Average Lady [[spoiler:Tsubaki (after she notices her chest)]], Green Guy/Scary Guy [[spoiler:Hazama/Terumi]], Ice Man [[spoiler:Jin]], Bunny Person [[spoiler:Rachel]], Big Guy [[spoiler:Tager]], Tail Lady [[spoiler:Kokonoe]], Cat Person [[spoiler:Jubei]], Mask Man [[spoiler:Hakumen]], Fluffy Lady [[spoiler:Makoto]], Butter Person [[spoiler:Valkenhayn]], Butt Lady [[spoiler:Bullet]], Big Fat Fibber Guy [[spoiler:Relius]], Leader Person [[spoiler:Amane]], Dark Man [[spoiler:Kagura]] and Antenna Lady [[spoiler:Celica]].
* HiddenBuxom: She's actually quite stacked underneath that hoodie.
* IdiotHero: So, very, very, very much...
** To the point that she doesn't realize the "good guy" she's hanging out with is the guy she's supposed to be hunting.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: There's only a slingshot bikini on beneath that coat, and a sizable chunk of Tao's screen time involves groping boobies without the target's permission. What keeps her from being [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl the other trope]] is that she genuinely has no clue her conduct is inappropriate.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: She never realizes that grabbing other females' "meat buns" is not a right thing to do.
* InTheHood: She has her hood up at all times and her face is always obscured, although that effect is most likely a result of wearing a mask as opposed to this trope.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: "In the name of... the big white thingy in the night sky! Tao shall punish you!"
* IsItSomethingYouEat: One of her first responses to any new concept.
* JapanesePronouns: Calls people with "omae".
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Catus Carnival", which is pretty much her randomness in music form.
* LethalJokeCharacter: WordOfGod is that she's supposed be to the game's [[JokeCharacter Dan]], except she doesn't suck quite as badly; in fact, she's rather deadly.
** Ironically, Bang is ''Calamity Trigger'''s [[Franchise/StreetFighter Dan]].
** Tao's Unlimited form is one of the strongest out of everyone in ''CS''. Even though it takes a second longer to charge up, 3 standard D attacks will finish off everyone except Tager (who requires 4).
* LovableSexManiac: Tao will grope ''anyone'' with decent sized boobs, and give her (rather frank) opinion about her victim's chest. At one point, this resulted in her accidentally started feeling up [[RatedMForManly the rock-hard chest of Bang Shishigami]]. She was, of course, looking for Litchi in her clinic, but Bang was the only one there.
** Though, given her personality, it's probably not perverted or sexual in nature. She just finds them fun since they're bouncy and squishy.
* MaleGaze: [[spoiler:Her sprites in ''Continuum Shift'' have been modified with more well-developed boobs like Litchi, meaning she might be starting to [[SheIsAllGrownUp grow up]]]].
** [[spoiler:[[http://www.giantbomb.com/taokaka/94-7608/official-artwork/52-117826/taokaka/51-1078380/ This]] official piece of art (one of the unlocked gallery pictures in ''CT'') show that Tao has always had a bit of this going on even in the original. She just was wearing a pretty baggy coat this whole time]].
* MinionMaster: As her Unlimited self she gains new Distortion Drives that make use of the Kaka kittens.
* MixedMetaphor: In Episode 1 of "Teach Me, Ms. Litchi! <Reloaded>!":
-->'''Tao''' (''upon learning about the NOL Military Academy's entrance tests''): "Tao's really good at beating up people meow! It's like the green grass that horses use to make silk purses on the other side of fence!"
-->'''Litchi''': "Huh? I think you're going for 'easy as pie.'"
* MoralityPet: For an AntiHero rather than an outright villain, but in ''Continuum Shift'' she is the only person that Ragna seems to genuinely consider a friend; even promising to play with her some day and taking a nap with her. Everybody else falls between being tolerated and him just not caring about them.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: One of two discernible facial features of Taokaka is a mask with a mouth full of lots and lots of sharp, pointy teeth. And like [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Kamineko]], she is still hilariously adorable.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: In one of the ''Teach Me, Miss Litchi'' segments in ''Continuum Shift'', Tao explains that she remembers the general history of how Ars Magus came to be, but still doesn't know the real important stuff like Nox Nyctores. She says that she's close to finding the person who can properly teach her, because her [[Franchise/SpiderMan spid]]... uhh Kaka senses are tingling.
* TheNicknamer:
** Since she can't remember anything for long she has a habit of giving other people nicknames right after meeting them, such as "Scruffy Man" for Bang or "Bunny Person" for Rachel. Some of her nicknames for other characters were even adopted by the fandom, the most well-known of which is probably "Boobie Lady" for [[MsFanservice Litchi]].
** ''Continuum Shift'' suggests that she does know peoples' names but prefers to call them by nicknames. By this point she's aware that "good guy" is actually Ragna and actually refers to him as such when someone asks her what she means by "good guy." She learns Tsubaki's name, but still insists on calling her "red lady" because of her hair color.
** It repeats itself in ''Continuum Shift II''; in Platinum's Arcade Mode, Tao is asked if she knows a man named Bang Shishigami, Tao replies with "Hmm, Bang Shishigami? Oh, you mean the Scruffy Man!" So it's pretty clear that she can keep up with the names, but she just likes the nicknames that much.
*** Sadly, she doesn't spell Bang's name correctly in the English dub of this scene.
** Further explained in Makoto's ''CP'' Arcade Mode, where Taokaka states that Noel's nickname is [[ACupAngst partly]] because she doesn't like her given name, which may be the case for the others. Notably, she never gives Torakaka a nickname beyond "Tora".
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: "I'mma Beat The Crap Outta You!" is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* OddFriendship: Ragna is a wanted man who wants nothing to do with anyone, Tao is a ditzy {{Catgirl}} who only thinks about food. And yet, she's one of the few people Ragna can call a friend.
* OnlySaneMan: She's this in ''CF''.[[spoiler: Like Ragna, she is one of the few in the cast who don't want the world change. Her desire is for the Kaka Clan to live in riches, but it won't be a village she'll be living in]].
* PantyShot: Pretty much every move she makes causes her to expose her panties.
* PluckyComicRelief: She's either the giving or the receiving of jokes whenever she's involved, and she's almost always happy throughout it all.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Averted; she's innocent and playful. If you make her angry, however, then the red eyes should tell you that she means business.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: In ''Continuum Shift'', when planting her head on Litchi's boobies:
-->''"Boobies are fun! Boingboingboingboing!"''
** She also likes to say "Jump!" and "Leap" and the like whenever she's about to do so.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: In her section of ''Help Me, Professor Kokonoe'', Taokaka suddenly talks like this after eating Kokonoe's silvervine candy. It's only temporary, though.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Don't expect her to show up whenever the tone shifts to something more serious. Notably, she's absent in almost every True Ending of the series.
* {{Shotoclone}}: her Drive moves have both "forward rush" and "anti-air" variants while her Kitty Litter Special acts as her variable projectile.
* SnotBubble: Can be seen during one of her intro poses, where she stars sleeping.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:In Tao's ''CP'' Arcade run, a brief "scuffle" with Lacking Lady sends the latter away from a Main Branch restraining squad sent to rein her in. Terumi is not a happy camper when he finds out]].
* SpeciesSurname: A variation. Tao [[OnlyOneName doesn’t have a last name]], but the name of her species, Kaka, is a part of her full name, with Tao being a shortened version of it without the “kaka” part.
* SplitSecondBladeSpam: She can do this with her claws.
* SuperSoldier: The original purpose of the Kaka Clan. [[CloneDegeneration It... didn't work out so well]].
* ThemeNaming: Cats, for her special moves.
* ThirdPersonPerson: "Tao is Taokaka, meow!"
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Yep, you saw this coming. In her ''Calamity Trigger'' story mode, this is one the things you can choose to have her say to Rachel after the vampire steps on her tail.
-->'''Taokaka''': "I'll nyeeever forgive you! I'll turn you to rust on these claws!"
* TooDumbToFool: She is the only character so far that Hazama has failed trolling.
* TookALevelInBadass: In her Continnum Shift Story Mode, she tried to fight Hazama only to fail spectaculary. Her CP Arcade Mode has her [[spoiler: [[SpannerInTheWorks unknowingly break Hazama's plans by luring Noel away from a trap he had laid out for her]], as well as seeing her hold her own against him until he's forced to leave with Phantom, a spectacular improvement. Her Arcade Run isn't called ''Growth'' for nothing]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Meat buns.
* UnblockableAttack: Unlimited Taokaka has one DD where she summons a Kaka Kitten to bring out a bomb. The bomb explodes in 10 seconds and its explosion is unblockable.
* UseYourHead: Taokaka's front grab has her latch on to the opponent and reel them in for a headbutt.
* VerbalTic: Often edits words to sound like "meow" and tends to insert cat noises into her dialogue.
* WallJump: Her Trick Edge special lets her do this. Meanwhile she can also do a Wall Cling with her Sticky Kitty special and then jump away from it.
* WolverineClaws: Her main weapon.
* WrapAround: If Tao throws a baseball that fails to connect with her opponent, it'll show up on the other side of the screen a few moments later and try again.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Her back throw is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_wrestling_throws#Bulldog bulldog]].
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[[folder:Iron Tager]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:'''[[MemeticMutation GIGANTIC TAGER!!!]]''']]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 240cm (7'10.5")
* Weight: 550kg (1,212.5 lbs)
* Blood type: Natural oil
* Date of Birth: November 23
* Birthplace: Unknown
* Hobbies: Bottleships
* Values: Kokonoe (creator)
* Likes: Mystery novels
* Dislikes: Salt water
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-->''"You're within my estimates."''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiNomura (Japanese) [=/=] Creator/JamiesonPrice (English)

-> A giant man-{{cyborg}} on steroids. Tager was an Ikaruga Federation commander at one point until he suffered major injuries during the Ikaruga Civil War. He was modified and healed by Kokonoe with cybernetic implants and demon genes, and now works for a secret organization known as "Sector Seven." His main objective involves bringing Hakumen to Kokonoe. After succeeding, Tager is sent out to capture Noel in ''Continuum Shift''.

%%-> In Tager's ''Continuum Shift'' story, he meets with Makoto, who is revealed as a double agent in the NOL actually working for Sector Seven, and she hands him important data that Kokonoe had ordered to be delivered to him. He accidentally bumps into Hazama, who uses Ouroboros to jog his memories as a soldier in the Ikaruga Civil War. In the True Ending, he is seen escorting the now-deserter Noel and Makoto onto a private airship headed for Ibukido.

-> His arcade playthroughs are named, in order of the game: ''Revival the One'', ''Forget Past'' and ''INCEPTION''. His story playthroughs are named, in the first 2 games: ''Blind warrior'' and ''loyalty''.

-> His Drive ability, '''Voltic Battler''', magnetizes the opponent and allows him to draw him/her closer with certain attacks. In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma Chronophantasma]]'', his Overdrive is '''Voltic Field''', which places a magnetic field around the entire stage and forcing the opponent into a constant state of being magnetized.

-> In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel is '''Charge Lightning''' where he stuns the opponent with his fist, then grabs them and then emits electricity from his body that fries the opponent. His Astral Finish, '''King of Tager''', makes him do a ridiculously exaggerated version of his Distortion Drive in which he lifts the opponent high into the sky and crashes them down into the Earth.

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* AdjustingYourGlasses: He always does it by the bridge.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Reddish-orange skin. Coupled with his high stature, musculature, and fangs, he looks like a traditional portrayal of a Japanese Oni. Amusingly, while he looks like a ''Red'' Oni, his personality is befitting of a ''Blue'' Oni.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: [[spoiler: Before his remodeling by Kokonoe]].
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: "You're within my estimates."
* {{Badass}}: A half-demon Cyborg who fights with science? And hits hard to boot? Oh so badass.
* BadassNormal: In the past, before he became a cyborg. [[spoiler:When he was the captain of Bullet’s mercenary squad he fought against [[PersonOfMassDestruction Azrael]]. Despite being a normal soldier, potentially using Ars Magus, he was able to hold his own against Azrael for a long time and it is implied that he managed to wound [[MadeOfIron Azrael’s]] arm and that this wound still causes him pain]].
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: [[spoiler:In Hakumen's ''Continuum Shift'' Arcade Mode path, where Rachel makes way for him]].
* BellyFlopCrushing: He gains a new move in ''Chronophantasma'' where he smacks the airborne enemy to the ground and then crushes them under his weight. His Unlimited-only Distortion Drive takes it UpToEleven.
* BerserkButton: He really doesn't like it when people question his loyalty to Kokonoe. In ''CP'', he's also angry when Bullet gets thrashed by Azrael, but he doesn't know why. [[spoiler:It's because Bullet was his subordinate]].
** In ''CF'', as now Bullet is his subordinate, he will exact punishment to anyone who threaten or hurt her in any way, as Kagura and Azrael show.
* BigDamnHeroes: In his ''CF'' arcade, he saves Bullet from Kagura.
* BigRedDevil: In looks only mind you.
* BrainsAndBrawn: With Kokonoe. Though since Tager is [[GeniusBruiser far from stupid]], it's closer to Tager making up for Kokonoe's frailty.
* ButtMonkey: In several ''Help Me! Prof. Kokonoe!'' segments, especially in Arakune's, where [[spoiler:Kokonoe dresses him up as a {{Meido}}... and then uses him as a vacuum cleaner to clean up the squiggly mess Arakune left behind... ''through his mouth'']]
* CallingYourAttacks: A big offender.
* CensoredForComedy: In 'Teach Me, Ms. Litchi', he covered up Kokonoe dreaming up to put enhancement on his '''GIGANTIC TAGER!!!'''
* ChekhovsGun:
** In ''Continuum Shift'', it was revealed that Tager had witnessed some kind of horrifying event that slaughtered countless people. [[spoiler:In ''Continuum Shift II'', we found out just what it was: the process of creating Ignis killed almost everybody in Sector Seven]].
** He also mentioned once that Tsubaki's weapon, the Sealed Weapon Izayoi, is a prototype to the Lux Sanctus Murakumo. [[spoiler:In the third game, Tsubaki called upon the hidden power of her weapon and then it transforms into its true form: a set of pike and shield that then forms her armor, in a similar way to a Murakumo Unit]].
* CompensatingForSomething: Commented at by Rachel in one of her winquotes for him. Although we probably wouldn't know the truth.
-->"That is quite an impressive body you've built. But I believe only 30% of it is truly necessary. Are you perhaps, compensating?"
* ContainmentField: Pre-installed by Kokonoe, he can project one named Eclipse Field. Aside from being physically impenetrable, it can also prevent observations or phenomenon interventions from the outside. It is used when Jin, Noel and Makoto start their plan on bringing Tsubaki back to her senses, to prevent the Imperator from interfering. It uses most of Tager's energy.
* CraterPower: His Genesic Emerald Tager Buster creates quite a big crater as he slams his foe hard to the ground. His Astral Heat takes it UpToEleven.
* TheComicallySerious: One of the most "normal" characters in entire cast, which makes him hilarious in the gag scenarios.
* {{Cyborg}}: Tager was once a human but has been converted into an Artificial Causality Phenomenon Weapon and implanted with Demon Cells by Kokonoe.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: King of Tager is hold A+B+C and mash D in ''Calamity Trigger'', [[UpToEleven 1080]]+D in ''Continuum Shift''. If you like using it...
* DeadlyLunge: One of his drive moves has him lunging forward, arms stretched and magnetized.
* EnergyBall: His Spark Bolt move has him firing a very fast electric ball that has priority over other projectiles. It needs to be recharged after every shot, however.
* FaceOfAThug: Tager's appearance, as noted above, is reminiscent of a Japanese Oni, and he is indeed very intimidating looking, despite being really a nice guy who is just doing his job. Off-game, when the demo of ''Calamity Trigger'' revealed him as one of the playable characters, everyone almost immediately thought he would be a villain. In-Game, his menacing appearance makes him stand out like no other, and at least one person attacked him because of his looks. To be fair though, that person was ''[[IdiotHero Bang]]''.
* AFatherToHisMen: [[spoiler: As the captain of Bullet's former squad. He unhesitatingly engaged ''Azrael'' of all characters to ensure their safety, and if the latter's words are to be trusted, he gave him one hell of a fight too. In ''CF'', when he meets Azrael again, he tries to hold him back from hurting Bullet. His desire is to be with his squad again]].
* FirstPersonSmartass: Read his thoughts in his ''Continuum Shift'' story mode. He has a surprising amount of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] in him.
* FangsAreEvil: Subverted; see FaceOfAThug above.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: It becomes increasingly obvious throughout all of ''Chronophantasma'' that he's the captain of Bullet's squad that was slaughtered by Azrael. Kokonoe knows too and she's trying to desperately keep it from getting out, especially because she was the one who modified Tager to begin with. Confirmed in his Arcade play in ''CF'' where Bullet calls him "Captain"]].
* GeniusBruiser: He's highly analytical in battle and often assists Kokonoe in her research.
* GentleGiant: His hobby? Building ships in a bottle. He also avoids conflict if possible, and will only attack if provoked or ordered.
* GoldenSuperMode: Parodied in one of his gag reels, where, after he becomes a HumongousMecha, he then becomes the more powerful '''Golden Tager X.''' Somewhat played straight in one of Kokonoe's DD, where, if done in Overdrive, she'll summon the Golden Tager instead of the regular Mecha Tager that deals heavier damage.
* GrappleMove: He specializes in these.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: with Kokonoe.
* HumanHammerThrow: He gains this move in the fourth game, called Wedge Catapult.
* HumanWeapon: It is mentioned that his cybernetic implants are artificial Causality Phenomenon Weapons.
* TheIgor: To Kokonoe.
* InASingleBound: During his Gigantic Tager Buster command grab, he jumps high enough to briefly jump off the screen. When using Genesic Emerald Tager Buster, he jumps really, really high. In King of Tager, he jumps out of the atmosphere.
** His Unlimited Form in ''CP'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhrRW4DBvlk#t=2m59 gains access to his own spin on]] [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Maxima's Bunker Buster]].
* InformedAbility: He is supposed to be around 550 kg, but everyone else can still toss him around like normal. Of course, this might just be GameplayAndStorySegregation.
* InstantDeathRadius: High-level [=AIs=] or skilled players will make his enemies regret getting into grab range.
* InvulnerableAttack: Had some, gained more as part of ''Continuum Shift'' buffs.
* JapanesePronouns: Calls himself with "watashi" and uses "omae" or "kisama" to refer to most people. In ''CF'' he once calls Azrael with "onore" when Tager gets angry at him.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Much like Ragna, he can pick up grounded opponents for further attacks. The move is also magnetized.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Completely fanboys Valkenhayn. Unsurprisingly, [[LampshadeHanging Kokonoe calls him out on it]], but relents to letting Tager have a quick spar.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: ''CSII''[='s=] extra scenario revealed that the injuries he sustained during the creation of Ignis erased most of his memory. Hazama temporarily unlocks it during Tager's story path via the power of MindRape.
* LeaveHimToMe: In Kokonoe's arcade mode in ''CP'', he asks her to leave Terumi to him, out of concern for her safety. While she'd love to, she also has something to "test" about with Terumi. Tager still insists though (with him claiming that he's under Kagura's orders), so Kokonoe had to put Tager down first. In the end Tager can only ask for her to come back safely, and she promises him she will.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "MOTOR Head", with the slow build up depicting his massive size and ferocity.
* MagnetismManipulation: Pretty much what his Drive does.
* {{Meido}}: He shows up in this outfit during Arakune's ''Help Me! Dr. Kokonoe!'' segment.
* MeteorMove: The Gigantic Tager Driver and its stronger variants are this. And his Crimson Meteor air move from Chronophantasma. Doing these online will invoke many an OhCrap[=/=]ThisIsGonnaSuck from your opponents.
%% Don't add MemeticMutation here. It's already in the YMMV tab.
* MindRape: Undergoes one in ''Continuum Shift'', [[spoiler:delivered by - [[SarcasmMode surprise surprise]] - Terumi, who uses Ouroboros to mess with his emotions, which temporarily unlocks his memories from the Ikaruga Civil War]].
* MightyGlacier: Being the quintessential grappler of the series, he's naturally a slow-moving but hard-hitting powerhouse. He's also the only character without a dash or even a step (outside of [[PurposelyOverpowered Unlimited]] anyway).
** He's one of the [[Pantheon/{{Combat}} co-gods]] of the trope.
* MoralityPet: While Kokonoe often puts him in embarrassing position and/or forces him to do things that he doesn't like, it's shown that she really cares about him.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: He often disagrees with many of the plans that Kokonoe is enacting, and even questions her on occasion, but can't do anything but obey her orders.
* NiceGuy: One of the few genuinely nice people in the Blazblue world. Sadly, his jobs are the ones that involved turning people into mush.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: ''CSII'' revealed him to be a Part-Demon Cyborg.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:The prologue to ''Chronophantasma Extend'' has Tager (then captain of the merc squad) infiltrating Naobi with his group to seize Nirvana. When he arrives to claim it, he and his squad notice that everyone in the facility is gone or dead. It's when they are just about to claim Nirvana that [[PersonOfMassDestruction they find out why]]]].
--->[[spoiler:'''Azrael''']]: [[spoiler:''"Let the hunt BEGIN!!"'']]
* {{Oni}}: Tager is called "Red Oni" in Japan because of his big red body and big fangs. Ironically enough, his personality is more that of a [[RedOniBlueOni blue oni]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Litchi and Kokonoe are the only characters that call Tager by his name. Everyone else refers to him as [[RedBaron "(The) Red Devil."]]
* OnlySaneMan: Tager is erudite and often baffled by the antics of other characters.
* PowerFist: He can magnetize his forearms to do powerful punches or to drag enemies towards him.
* RatedMForManly: Second to only Bang. If they do not rate over to Bang, they rate on Tager. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Could be a reason why he garners more popularity in the West]].
* RedBaron: The Red Devil.
* {{Revenge}}: He really wants Azrael to pay back for slaughtering his subordinates. He's so angry about it that he even feels overwhelmed by his own anger.
* RedRightHand: Subverted. He may have oni features but he's a rather NiceGuy.
* RocketPunch: In one of ''Teach Me Ms. Litchi!'' segments, Kokonoe reveals that his arm can do this. He can't do it in gameplay though.
* SatelliteCharacter: Subverted. Tager ''does'' have a lot of potential going on and it seems that ''Chronophantasma'' will put that in light. However, he's completely bound to Kokonoe, and since Kokonoe is pretty damn important story-wise, Tager is mostly used in the story as merely a medium for Kokonoe to interact with the world outside her lab, and Tager can't even do anything about it due to his programming.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: ''All the time.''
* ShipTease: A noticeable amount, both ways, with Kokonoe.
* {{Shotoclone}}: somewhat: he has a normal projectile, but his "uppercut" move is instead an anti-air grab.
* SignatureMove: His Gigantic Tager Driver and its DD and Astral variants. Also to a smaller extent, his Gadget Finger and Spark Bolt.
* SkunkStripe: His hair is mostly black with a few streaks of white.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Otherwise you wouldn't know this hulking mass of monstrosity is actually intelligent.
* SpinAttack: His Magna Tech Wheel Distortion Drive is him spinning while his arms are covered in magnetic current. He can then continue it with a MegatonPunch.
* SpockSpeak: Often speaks like this. Gag reels has him break out of this on occasion. In one of ''Teach Me Ms. Litchi!'' segments, he's criticized for this as it makes Taokaka confused.
* TalkToTheFist: In his joke ending, he punches Bang while the latter is calling an attack.
* ThemeNaming: Electricity, magnetism and technology for his moves.
* UndyingLoyalty: Kokonoe could be an OmnicidalManiac for all he cared and he would still be loyal to her. Justified that he's specifically programmed to do so. [[spoiler:He's taking Hakumen's warning about the nuke silo Kokonoe had, and while Tager is horrified, he knew that he has no place or ability to protest]].
* UseYourHead: One of his jumping attacks has him do this.
* WeCanRebuildHim: Kokonoe did this to him in the past, when he was mortally wounded. She then fitted him with demon cells and cybernetic implants.
* TheWorfEffect: Tager is generally the character used to show off a character's strength; is used as a guinea pig for Relius to test out Ignis in his Continuum Shift Bad Ending, for Ragna in Chronophantasma, and Hazama in the Anime.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Being a grapple character he specializes in this, with several of his specials, most of his Distortion Drives and even his Astral Heat being based on wrestling throws.
* YesMan: To go with his UndyingLoyalty, a negative interpretation. Tager will do everything Kokonoe says without complaint, though he's programmed to do so.
* YouAreNumberSix: His code name is TR-0009, though he's the only one who addresses himself as such in-game, and even then it's at the start of his missions.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: Normal Tager cannot dash. He compensates by using his magnetism to draw his opponents to him.
** Unlimited Tager ''can'' run... [[{{Narm}} but it's hilarious to watch]].
* {{Zipperiffic}}: While he only actually has two of them, the ones he does have are ''way'' too big.
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[[folder:Litchi Faye-Ling]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[HelloNurse Helloooooo,]] [[InSeriesNickname Boobie Lady!]]]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 170cm (5'7")
* Weight: 58kg (127.9 lbs)
* Blood type: AB
* Date of Birth: July 7
* Birthplace: Shanghai
* Hobbies: Mahjong
* Values: Her hair, Lao Jiu
* Likes: Shōchū liquor
* Dislikes: People with weak mind
]

-->''"I don't suppose you're here for... a checkup?"''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChiakiTakahashi (Japanese) / Creator/LaurenLanda (English)

-> A renowned doctor living in Kagutsuchi. She was Kokonoe's assistant and Tager's co-worker in Sector Seven until her close friend Roy's mutation into Arakune, which caused her to go AWOL. She defends the local townspeople from Arakune and is trying to restore him to his former self by any means necessary, even through death. She also seems to respect Bang and even goes off apologizing if she ever beats him in combat. She gained her combat abilities from the Boundary in the same way Arakune did, through her panda "hairclip", Lao Jiu. Later on, throughout the story, she realizes the burden of her quest, but she keeps pressing forward undeterred, to the point of making some... questionable choices down the road.

-> The console versions have her host her own FourthWallMailSlot show called "Teach me, Ms. Litchi!"/"Tell me, Dr. Litchi!", drawn in SuperDeformed style where she asks various characters to explain the [[WorldBuilding backstory]] to Taokaka. Every character in the story shows up except Arakune, Hakumen, and Nu, although some are less successful than others at teaching. Oddly, Litchi does very little teaching of her own.

%%-> The Material Collection reveals that during her tenure in Sector Seven, she used to be close to Roy/Arakune, but after a bad argument, their relationship broke apart. Her specialty is oriental medicine.

%%-> In Litchi's ''Continuum Shift'' story path, she seeks out Kokonoe in order to help find Arakune. Unfortunately, her thesis on seithr that she created during her tenure at Sector Seven catches the eye of Hazama, whom she promptly refuses to work with. When she encounters Tager, however, Kokonoe interjects and tells her that her efforts are futile, and that Arakune chose his path for himself. It is later revealed that Litchi herself is dying from seithr exposure, and she will soon suffer a similar or worse fate than Arakune did. Noticing her desperation, Hazama appears before her again and makes an offer to save Arakune. Finally folding under the pressure, Litchi hesitantly agrees to his offer, and is now a member of the NOL.

%%-> [[spoiler:In the third game, in her story, Litchi is looking for Noel. However, after encountering Bang and hearing that Linhua and the residents of Orient Town were sorrowful at her absence, she became torn with her desire and her love for the town, causing her to run off crying after defeating Bang, and bumps into Rachel Alucard, who once again interrogated her purposes and defeating her. It turns out that the reason why Litchi joins NOL was because Arakune has become a creature that needed an Observer to stay in material and Relius has agreed to become his Observer. Rachel revealed that Kokonoe has become disillusioned and angry at Litchi for siding with Terumi and has plans to kill her as a traitor. However, despite so, Rachel urged Litchi to return to her instead of being a pawn of Terumi for nothing, apologize to Kokonoe and hope that she'll show some mercy and tend to her. Realizing how much she screwed up, and how her allegiance with Terumi not only costed Roy, but also many people, Litchi collapsed and broke down in tears.]]

%%-> [[spoiler:The Story Mode begins with her assisting Relius in developing a weapon in exchange of curing Arakune, but she didn't enjoy his company and Hazama's. When Relius fetched Arakune to Ikaruga, an angry Litchi stormed off to Ikaruga to look for him, but was distracted by Kokonoe where she leaks information of what she was doing with Relius, also conversing with Makoto Nanaya and contemplating about what she must do. Eventually, another encounter with Relius reveals that the cure for Arakune is impossible, and the only available way is to recreate the world without Master Unit Amaterasu, so she may prevent Roy from conducting her Boundary research. Reluctantly and knowing her days as a normal human are numbered, Litchi accepts the offer and assists him, apologetically attacking and beating up Bang, and even Carl join forces with her despite her warning not to, as he wants Relius to cure Ada. She then fought Makoto until Relius was thoroughly beaten by Valkenhayn and his plans crumbling. Litchi was saved by Carl and he had her patch Relius up so he still lives until he fulfills both promises, now with Relius extremely crippled and stripped from his overwhelming resources and strength and manipulation and his ego completely crushed. Litchi now accompanies Carl in his entourage, still hoping to reclaim the Azure Grimoire from Izanami to eventually make the chance to reverse her and Roy's misfortunes.]]

-> Her arcade mode playthroughs are named, in order of the game: ''Innocent World'', ''Temptation to Force'' and ''Preceptor''. Her story mode playthroughs are named, in the first two games: ''EXCUSE'' and ''erosion''.

-> Her Drive ability, '''Mantenbo''', levitates her staff and allows the player to control it as a separate entity. In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma Chronophantasma]]'', her Overdrive is '''Daisharin (The Great Wheel)''', a former super move of hers that allows her to manually control the direction in which her staff attacks.

-> In the fourth game, her Exceed Accel '''Koukujaku (Crimson Peacock)''' has her staff transform and do a SpinAttack on her opponent and launches them to the air. Then both her and the staff do a flying kick from both sides of the opponent in midair. Her Astral Finish, '''Chuuren Poto/Nine Gates Of Heaven''', can only be done while she's on top of her staff. She performs a diving kick, then performs a 99-hit bicycle kick in the opponent's face, then kicks them backwards.

[[hardline]]
* AbsoluteCleavage[=/=]CleavageWindow: Hell yes. The latter also sticks even as she's turned younger by Amane.
* ActionGirl: This is ''[=BlazBlue=]'' [[WorldOfBadass after all]], just because she's so nice doesn't mean she wouldn't smack your ass if necessary.
* AllLovingHero: She is by far the nicest character in the game. Especially when you take account that everyone has given up on Arakune, she hasn't. That's how much she treasures friendship and other people close to her.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Well, how else do you explain her fondness for making girls cosplay? Also, she apparently spent a good deal of time "examining" Noel's body prior to one of the ''Teach Me, Miss Litchi! Reloaded'' segments.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: [[spoiler:Litchi's choices at the end of CS is either she joins TheDarkSide for the cure, or she will rot and die by her own corruption. Leaving the corruption like Kokonoe suggested will not make the problem go away, and she's pretty much deprived of other options by that point]].
* AnimeChineseGirl: Just like her predecessor [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Jam]] before her.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:[[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains The Villain in Name Only variety]]. Her only 'villainous' quality is that she's with NOL. Her other traits are all screaming 'Good' and 'Sympathetic']].
* ApologeticAttacker: She's prone to apologizing, usually after beating the crap out of her enemy. In Chronophantasma, she apologized if she ever dealt above 2000 damage, [[spoiler:and she regretfully apologized that she had to beat up Bang while under Relius' clutches]].
* BigBad: In Platinum's gag reel in Continuum Shift.
* BettyAndVeronica: Roy/Arakune and Bang, respectively, for her. Roy was her colleague at Sector Seven whom Litchi got verg close to, and nowadays she still strives to save him from his corruption. He's also more polite, softspoken and somewhat timid, but with a desire to prove himself. Meanwhile she just met Bang after she moves to Kagutsuchi, and he's a bombastic, spirited ninja who's very interested in her. She at least considers Bang a good friend.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She doesn't get particularly mean compared to most examples, but she's ''really'' determined to save Arakune from his fate and will do what she has to in order to accomplish that.
* BoobsOfSteel: She has the largest bust of the entire female cast and is pretty proficient with her staff too.
* BrokenBird: Underneath the kind smile lies an extremely broken woman who sacrifices a piece of her humanity every day, all for the sake of someone she cares about.
* BrokenMessiah: She starts as an AllLovingHero, but she came to a realization that her past action, corrupting herself with the same mutation in a small amount to try to FindTheCure for Arakune, is catching up to her and she has no time to be idle, her efforts so far didn't produce any results, her only source of help that she trusted (Kokonoe) flat out refused her... if left behind, the corruption will consume and kill her. This realization drove her to desperation and eventually joining NOL, an act she was full of remorse of, compounded with the fact that two of her main co-workers/superiors turn out to be the worst men to ever exist. Despite so, she tries to hide this fact and still acts as kind as before.
* ChekhovsCough: [[spoiler:In ''Continuum Shift''. It's a sign that her body is degrading due to the Boundary's power]].
* ClassicalAntiHero: [[spoiler:Once she's out of Relius' manipulation and goes with Carl, she becomes this. She's always a good woman, but fully racked with her flaws and lacks overwhelming great power to match up with the top tiers of the story which either hampers her from doing the good thing she wants and makes a ''lot'' of bad judgments]].
* CombatMedic: She's a doctor who can also kick ass.
* TheCoatsAreOff: In most of her BattleIntro she normally wears her doctor's clothing before flipping it up, revealing her battle clothes.
* CoolBigSis: She likes acting like one. Especially to Taokaka.
* TheCorruptible: [[spoiler:Litchi's FatalFlaw is her GuiltComplex, SamaritanSyndrome and stubborn stance in terms of saving Arakune, which means all methods become acceptable; and she never told anyone about this. [[TheCorrupter Terumi]] saw through this and managed to get her to join NOL by telling her that NOL may have the information about saving him... after Kokonoe refused to help her]].
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Look at what she did to Noel...
** Apparently, in CS, she does that to Tsubaki too. And in CP, Bullet's her new victim.
* CutenessProximity: If she gets drunk, she becomes really obsessed with pretty girls coming to her proximity and goes to put them in cosplay.
* TheDarkChick: [[spoiler:Her position as of the NOL's FiveBadBand, along with their SixthRanger (with high chance to become a SixthRangerTraitor). Unlike how she is pegged as an EvilGenius due to her expertise, Litchi is first and foremost a very emotional woman, thus fitting the 'Chick' part better]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: Chronophantasma doesn't let Litchi show enough of her nice sides, especially in the Story Mode, where she's mostly sporting an annoyed or angry scowl, and her portrait is also no longer smiling. [[spoiler:She becomes a bit more aggressive when assisting Relius, compared to the time she had in CS]].
* DCupDistress: Downplayed. The only problem Litchi has with her "meatbuns" is that it makes finding clothing that fits quite difficult. This interferes with her cosplay fetish, natch.
* DifficultButAwesome: Litchi is always a 'high-execution' character with her staff on/off stance and how you do things with it; if you do not bother to learn her, she wouldn't look that strong. If you do, she becomes very deadly.
* DirtyBusiness: She makes it clear throughout ''CS'' and ''CP'' that she doesn't like how it comes to her joining the NOL with its clearly unsavory top brass like Hazama and Relius, even if she has to to save herself and Arakune.
* DivingKick: Her Astral Heat starts with this.
* DragonsUpTheYinYang: She projects an image of a taijitu in many of her moves, and she creates an image of a dragon (through Lao Jiu) in one of her win poses.
* DramaticIrony: In both ways. [[spoiler:The fact that Litchi is in NOL has the adverse effect of probably getting Carl back to path of psychosis if he learns about this particular fact of 'betrayal'. Likewise, while the audience knows, Litchi doesn't know that there is a certain Nox Nyctores that rends the Boundary, the Phoenix Rettenjou, and it's in ''Bang'''s possession, which if she knew, would've made her think twice of going over to NOL. Bang doesn't know much about his weapon either, however, which adds more into the irony]].
* DrillSergeantNasty: In one of ''CP's Teach Me More, Miss Litchi'' episodes, Bullet barged into Litchi's clinic to ask for directions to Ikaruga. But when Litchi tried to cover that in a lesson, thus delaying Bullet, she threatened to attack. Before she could do that, Litchi started yelling like a sergeant, completed with overuse of maggot. She actually managed to make Bullet cry by calling her a crybaby, by the way.
* EmbarrassingNickname: She doesn't like Tao calling her "Boobie Lady."
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Expect to see her staff spin a lot. Especially during her DD/Overdrive, [[MeaningfulName The Great Wheel]].
* EvilLaugh: Does this despite her kind hearted nature, and is really good at it. She does this in Azrael's section in ''Chrono Phantasma's'' Teach Me Miss Litchi, she does it in Tsubaki's Gag Reel in ''Continuum Shift'' & most notably does this numerous times in Platinum's Gag Reel in ''Continuum Shift Extend'', whose final laugh in said gag reel is good enough for even Terumi to give a compliment.
* FatalFlaw: [[spoiler: Her inability to finally accept that Arakune needs to be let go and her GuiltComplex leads to her making a very questionable decision in ''Continuum Shift.'']]
** She has another: Her complete refusal to share her burdens with her friends which could give her emotional support also led to no one noticing her actual problems, thereby, [[spoiler:like Rachel, just chalks her down as 'Obsessed selfish woman']]. It could be because she doesn't want her friends to suffer like her, though.
* FlashSideways: In ''CS'' she experiences visions of herself in other timelines due to her growing Boundary corruption.
* FlyingWeapon: She can control her staff to fly towards her opponent to smack them with it from afar. With Daisharin, she can control it more easily as she attacks.
* FoodAsBribe: In her ''Help Me, Professor Kokonoe'' short, when Kokonoe becomes a bit irritated, Litchi gives her a small cake. She also lampshades it.
* ForcedIntoEvil: [[spoiler:Litchi is at first not interested in working with Hazama, as he's ObviouslyEvil, and even after when he reveals that he may know of a way to save Arakune, she still resisted, but it's only after Kokonoe flat out refuses to help her and after she realizes that her corruption is already at a high level and that it was only a matter of time until she completely succumbs, that she is forced to take up Hazama's offer unless she wants to rot away and turn into the next Arakune. She's really reluctant as she already knew Hazama was untrustworthy, multiplied by her feelings of disgust at Relius [[OffingTheOffspring attempting to kill Carl]], but is ultimately cornered in something where no one else could (or want to) help. This is what differs her from doing the good ol' FaceHeelTurn]].
** As of Chronophantasma, this really shows, she's ''very'' apologetic to her enemies, and she wouldn't even think twice to scold Relius in case he shows his LackOfEmpathy, insisting that Arakune be called 'Roy' instead of 'that thing', or [[spoiler:getting pissed that Relius sends Arakune into Ikaruga, causing her to drop her duties assisting Relius and go after Roy, also pointing out that part of the promise is that 'she can do whatever she wants when in NOL's service']]. Likewise, she's constantly putting annoyed or angry face on Team Douchebag. However, [[spoiler:she ends up taking Relius' offer again after being talked down that what she looked for can't be found in this current world, but she still shows that she's forced by telling Carl to back off from the life of villainy. However, once the fortunes are reversed and Relius broke down, Litchi shows that she's just forced on him, by willingly siding with Carl for his plans]].
* FourthWallMailSlot: ''"Teach me, Dr. Litchi!"''
* FriendToAllChildren: She shows a lot of love and concern for the Kaka kittens, the Ronin Gai children and, of course, Carl. She's also fond of Platinum, even if Luna still hates her for being 'Boobzilla'.
** {{Shotacon}}: Some her words and actions hint towards her being ''very'' interested in Carl, such as [[spoiler: her CooldownHug, where she places Carl's head in her cleavage]] and this little gem:
-->'''Bang''': What, is my word not good enough for you?! Why are you asking Carl?!
-->'''Litchi''': Oh? No real reason. Ohohoho.
%% Don't add FunnyAneurysmMoment here. It's already in the YMMV tab.
* GagBoobs: Her breasts are rather a large source of humor in the series, mostly as envy from the [[ACupAngst less endowed characters]]. And Tao's affectionate nickname of "Boobie lady" of course.
* GodzillaThreshold: Litchi crossed this in two phases on a personal case. The first phase, on realizing that Lotte Carmine was inflicted with an extreme corruption of the Boundary which practically has no normal permanent cure and begging for Kokonoe to help does no use, she sees it fit to corrupt herself with the Boundary to find symptoms and develop the cure from experience. The second phase is when she found no cure overall and her own corruption was getting to her, she sees it fit to [[spoiler:join the NOL for the small hope of cure, despite the organization storing someone who's pegged as extremely shady and suspicious (Hazama), or blatant monster of a father (Relius)]].
* GoodSamaritan: The majority of her personality. If a person is in need of help, ''especially when they're abandoned by everyone else'', Litchi will come in and try to give help. Ask Linhua, Kaka clan, or even Arakune (despite how much he doesn't want any). Also [[spoiler:even if she's in NOL, she still willingly hugged a distraught Carl, who should be none of her concern, to calm him down, like the TropeMaker himself]].
* GuiltComplex: She's very easy to blame herself over something that wasn't majorly her fault. Not just Arakune, she also berates herself for her inability to correct the Kaka clan's reproductive issues.
* HairDecorations: Aside from Lao Jiu, she also has a hair tube that ties the lower part of her hair in the shape of a Taijitu.
* HappyFunBall: That cute little panda hairclip Litchi wears? It's an actual living creature, Lao Jiu allows her to animate her polearm and use Ars Magus. [[spoiler:It does this by siphoning power from the Boundary- the land of the dead- and continued use will result in Litchi becoming as tainted as Arakune. Also subverted as it seems that it also works as a limiter to her corruption since she should've become like Arakune already]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:In the end of Chronophantasma, Izanami took over from both Hazama and Relius as the de facto BigBad, and Litchi is now going under Carl, who has Relius on his ropes, and she's more comfortable with him. However, while still not on the good graces of Izanami, she didn't join the main heroes]].
* HelloNurse: She's beloved by pretty much everyone in Orient Town, as well as the Kaka Clan.
* HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler:By the end of CS. She still has the best intention and sanity to act like a decent human being. Her allegiance, on the other hand, made her antagonistic]].
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:She's left in tears after being told that her efforts to 'do the right thing' instead made things even worse with Relius now having access to a WeaponOfMassDestruction]].
** [[spoiler: Happens again in Act 2 of ''Central Fiction'' when she learns that Arakune is just a part of the whole man who was Lotte "Roy" Carmine. A fraction of his soul resides within Lao Jiu, and it's the only thing keeping her from turning into seithr like everyone else. Izanami tells her that she is '''not''' an Entitled, so her wish for Roy to return cannot be granted, and is only alive because Roy is protecting her]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:In Carl's true ending in ''Calamity Trigger''. The ensuing temporal reset keeps it from sticking, as evidenced by CS]].
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Subverted. Litchi knows that the NOL means bad news, that Hazama is REALLY suspicious and she clearly disapproves of Relius' attempt in OffingTheOffspring. Still, since they're the only option to save Arakune and she's getting desperate, she pretty much ignored everything else and joined them, still believing that they might keep their promise, but also knowing that there's only a slim chance of that happening, but it's the only lead she has right now. Same goes with siding with Relius in ''Chronophantasma'', she really has no other choice when the prospect of cures are debunked and the only way is to recreate the world]].
* HospitalHottie: [[Pantheon/PersonalAppearance She's the goddess of this trope]].
* HospitalParadiso: She has explicitly said that once Arakune's saved, she will settle down in Orient Town and help people there instead of resuming her scientist career in Sector Seven.
* HotScientist: She used to work for Sector 7 under Kokonoe until the Arakune incident, [[spoiler: and she's seen in a lab coat in Tager's Arcade Ending. It's hinted in Tager's Story Mode that Kokonoe wants Litchi back, and Tager resorts to beating her up when she refuses (fortunately for her Jubei intervenes)]]. Of course chances are this is where she got her doctor skills.
* HurtingHero: Doing the good thing like saving a friend requires her to get corrupted like said friend, hide the condition to the other people that could've given her support, and eventually join an organization she disliked. But no matter how much it hurts her, Litchi would continue to do what she thought was right.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Played down on coolness; more for function - after planting her staff on the ground she can hop on to it (standing on one leg to boot!) and hit opponents from there. Some players have made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjAstzkD6cQ impressive combos]] with it. Required for her Astral Finish. Because the Great Wheel has Matenbou at her side at all times, she cannot perform her Astral during Overdrive in ''CP''.
* IgnoranceIsBliss: [[spoiler:Defied. Everyone else has been telling her to stop worrying about Arakune (even Arakune himself), but Litchi knew that problems, especially hers like her own corruption, don't go away if ignored]].
* ImageSong: Her voice actress sings a vocal version of her theme "Oriental Flower" called "Oriental Flower ~Flower Blossoms~".
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Her name is supposed to be pronounced "Lie-chi". Or "Lychee".
* JapanesePronouns: She uses "watashi" to call herself and "anata" to call people.
* KamehameHadoken: Her Unlimited self gains one as a Distortion Drive.
* KindheartedCatLover: Of course. Why else did she bother to teach up the cats?
* LadyDrunk: Her bio said her personality depends on whatever sake she's drunk.
* LadyOfWar: She's still a very classy fighter with lots of reserves and grace in her fighting style, and very feminine.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Oriental Flower'', which takes a lot of samples from [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Jam's]] own theme. ''Oriental Flower II'' has a bit of a darker tone to it, but still ultimately contains the same tempo from the first.
* LoveAtFirstSight: In the short story ''Borderline'', she quickly blushed the first time she and Roy met each other.
* LoveInterest: of Bang. She also has one in form of Roy Carmine/Arakune.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Crazy enough to... corrupt herself with the Boundary just to understand the corruption and FindTheCure (and this is from backstory!).
* LoveMartyr: for Arakune.
* MegatonPunch: She does this to Bang Shishigami in her story mode, and that's after she loses to a fight ''she'' challenged him to.
* {{Meganekko}}: Only in one instance is she seen without her glasses - after getting beaten by Tager in his Story Mode. Too bad her eyes are closed.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: [[spoiler:The only thing you could call her of being 'evil' would be by being under the same banner as Terumi and Relius, and even then, Litchi spends her time apologizing for what she does while staying on that banner, and even politely asks Bang to let her 'borrow' his nail instead of seizing it by force. Her win quotes also reflect regrets against some characters, she envied Noel for being able to get out of NOL while she couldn't, and remarks that she now has the same eyes of Jin in the past when he's still your cold NOL asshole]].
* MirrorMatch: She's the only one who lampshades this whenever 2 Litchis go face-to-face.
* MomentOfWeakness: In ''CS'' she grows very desperate on saving Arakune and herself since Kokonoe refuses to help her that she'll accept any help, even when it comes from a shady guy like Hazama (and Litchi is very aware that he can't be trusted, but she didn't have any other choice).
* MsFanservice: [=BlazBlue=]'s first; still going strong in spite of competitions like [[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Makoto]] and [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Bullet]].
* MustMakeAmends: She feels responsible for creating Arakune, and seems dead set on restoring him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:After being told about how her insistence on saving Arakune cost not just Bang's safety, but also how it furthers Relius' plan to initiate 'Doomsday'. She's down on all fours, crying]].
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Judging from her ''CP'' ending, her efforts ending up handing Relius the Rettenjou could be the next big one]].
* NamedWeapons: Her staff, Mantenbou (10000 Heavens Staff).
* NiceGirl: If she wasn't a Chinese YamatoNadeshiko already, she'd be this. Especially when everyone else was still treating Bang like a joke, as of CS, Litchi has always been genuinely nice to him and always refer him as a good person. [[spoiler:Which makes it more heartbreaking even for her when she had to beat him up under Relius' order]].
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Might be more so than Kokonoe considering she was her assistant for her Ars Magus projects, but now works in the medical profession.
* OnlySaneWoman: Litchi is pretty much the sole character with no direct interest in Ragna, and compared to the rest to the cast, she seems to possess the straightest, noblest goal: protect the people and find a cure for her friend. Unfortunately, this gets played with in ''Continuum Shift'' [[spoiler:when Arakune, in a brief moment of sanity, warns her that she might end up corrupted/crazy like him due to tapping power to the Boundary]].
** [[spoiler:Also became one for the antagonist team. Really, compare her with: Terumi, Relius, Saya, Tsubaki and Nu...]]
* PandaingToTheAudience: Her little Panda Lao Jiu, which Litchi raises on her hair, making it look like a hairpin.
* PlayingWithFire: A few of her moves are covered in flames.
* PluckyGirl: She still retains her normal 'kind' self, even if she's obviously unwilling and unhappy to be in NOL, as shown in her mannerisms and quotes throughout ''Chronophantasma'' trailers. [[spoiler:That didn't last long, the ''Chronophantasma'' arcades show that she's becoming a BrokenBird slowly]].
* PoorCommunicationKills: Litchi's FatalFlaw means that expressing her worries and concerns are the furthest thing from her mind, meaning nobody has an idea what she's going through, let alone figure out how to fix it. On top of that, the possibility that Roy has lost too much of himself to the Boundary to be saved slips further away as her corruption continues taking root; being forced to face this truth is one of her {{Berserk Button}}s, and Kokonoe and Rachel get their patience tested trying to hammer this home. In the ''Sector Seven'' story of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'', she even avoids telling Makoto, who made an effort to ask what's wrong in the first place. Pitiable though she be, in this aspect she truly is Kokonoe's 'dumbest student'.
* PrimAndProperBun: When she's not fighting (such as in ''Teach Me, Ms. Litchi!''), she tied up her hair in a bun. And she becomes much proper indeed, with her also sporting a more "covered" dress.
* PunnyName: Her name sounds similar to "Lychee" and she's primarily dressed in red, i.e the color of the lychee.
* PuppetFighter: her staff is the puppet in this case, as it can be controlled in different ways to assist her attacks. Especially while in Daisharin.
* PurpleEyes: Although they don’t seem to have any significant meaning like this trope entails.
* RapunzelHair: Usually kept on a ponytail that is already LONG, it gets let loose during her winpose, when losing after a timeup, or [[spoiler: after she gets beaten in Tager's Story mode and when on the receiving end of Relius' Astral Heat]]. (see SlipknotPonytail below).
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Averted at first. Lady in red with black accents, but still the nicest character in the cast. [[spoiler:Subverted later, she becomes a member of NOL which makes her look like a bad guy... but she still retains her goodness and morality, and was in fact ForcedIntoEvil as a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Villain in Name Only type]] AntiVillain]].
* ReformedButNotTamed: inverted - [[spoiler:she may turn to the bad guys' side but she still retains her helpful and kind disposition]].
* SayMyName: Twice, first during Bang's story if he loses against Hakumen... "Bang? Bang! '''[[Franchise/MetalGear BAAAAANNNNGGG!!!]]'''" And then, during the 7th episode of 'Teach me, Ms. Litchi!' [[MsFanservice "Baaaaang.... Baaaanggg..."]]
* SexySpectacles: Befitting of her MsFanservice status, she wears a pair of square-rimmed glasses at all times.
* SexyWalk: [[http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/532/litchiwalk.gif Here it is]].
* {{Shoryuken}}: Her Tsubame Gaeshi special is her doing an uppercut followed by throwing her staff to the air. Also her Three Dragons: Green, a jumping upward kick.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Her devotion to finding and helping Arakune return to human form implies this. [[spoiler: This pretty is much what Hazama uses to convince her to FaceHeelTurn, telling her he knows how to fix Arakune]].
** SamaritanSyndrome: An alternate way to describe her devotion. Litchi can't stand to see people suffering, and to her, Arakune is the one person who needs her help the most.
* SlipknotPonytail: Lose due to time up, and her hairpin gets off, revealing her RapunzelHair. Also happens when she wins a match, or [[spoiler:after losing to Tager in his ''CT'' Story Mode]].
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: She is a doctor and was a scientist, and her glasses show it.
* SoulJar: [[spoiler:It turns out Lao Jiu houses a bit of Roy's soul]].
* SpamAttack: Her DD All Terminals is one of those "ranbu"-styled[[note]]Popularized by ArtOfFighting's Ryo and Robert, their shared super move Ryuuko Ranbu (Dragon-Tiger Berserk Dance) has them rushing towards the opponent, then barraging them with a lot of punches and kicks before a powerful finisher[[/note]] super moves.
* SparklingStreamOfTears: This also comes up in her time-up losing pose. A more tragic version at the end of her CP Arcade mode, when Rachel tells her that [[spoiler:her efforts to save Arakune through observation were a complete waste of time for everyone involved]].
* SpinAttack: Her Thirteen Orphans DD has her staff do this. She can also launch her staff away while it spins to her opponent with The Four Winds special.
* StanceSystem: She would do different moves depending on whether she's with her staff, without it, or when she's standing on it. Her Daisharin is also another stance altogether as she can't use the staff the same way in that state.
* StatuesqueStunner: She just barely makes at 5'7", but that is still tall for a female, and she happens to be one of the tallest females in the series, along with Nine and Bullet.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: In a subversion, she's not proud of it and prefers more decent clothing. However, due to her breast size, she had trouble of getting decent clothes of the right size.
* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler:If this is the very proof that she really is ForcedIntoEvil, as seen at the climax of ''Chronophantasma'']].
* TechnicalPacifist: She wouldn't think of violence as the first answer to everything, usually as a last resort.
* TelescopingStaff: It can either stretch, become shorter and thicker, or even bend in sharp angles.
* ThemeNaming: Her specials are named after {{Mahjong}} hands.
* ThreeStrikeCombo: She can chain her Three Dragons specials, in order: White -> Green -> Red.
* ThrowTheDogABone: [[spoiler:She was saved by Carl in the end of Chronophantasma and Relius' crushing defeat means that Carl is now in charge of the group and she can be more at ease in following things]].
* TokenGoodTeammate: [[spoiler:She retains her morality despite being in Team Evil, and [[NotInThisForYourRevolution is uninterested in their]] EvilPlan, only caring about being able to help more people. And unlike Tsubaki, she didn't even get an EvilCostumeSwitch]].
* ToKnowHimIMustBecomeHim: She corrupts herself with powers of the Boundary (through Lao Jiu) so she can hopefully figure something out to cure Arakune's condition. There hasn't been much progress so far, however... and she's in constant danger because of it, too.
* TragicHeroine: [[spoiler:Had the best interest of the people, a very noble goal... [[TragicDream said same goal]] is alienating her from her friends, eating her body and health from the inside, made her join a faction she didn't like, especially under a man she's highly suspicious at, and in insistence of pursuing it, she accidentally set the world to be doomed without realizing it. When she did, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she broke down in tears]]. In Story Mode, this continues that once again the hope to save Roy is just in Relius' hands so she joins him and had her beat up Bang. She had no idea just what her [[ThePromise promise]] to save Arakune was going to cost her]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Hazama use Arakune to get her to join the NOL]].
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: At the beginning of CT, when she first started looking for Ragna and his Azure Grimore, she took a poster of Ragna and tucked it between her chest. The player finds out she did this trope when Taokaka, after attacking her, points out the poster and the narration reveals where she tucked it.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:She ''broke'' when she encountered Rachel, citing that the only person that could help her refused her, making her go down her path. Unfortunately, Rachel doesn't even care, thinking that she's just obsessed. And again in the third game where Rachel revealed to her that Kokonoe is trying her darnedest to observe Arakune so as to hold him onto the living word for the time being, but doing so causes Kokonoe great strain; she also remembered Arakune's own warning to her]].
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:She has an invisible clock on her head ticking to signify when she becomes the next Arakune because she tampers with the Boundary while trying to understand Arakune's corruption. She, understandably, is horrified with this and want to prevent this]].
* YamatoNadeshiko: Chinese, but she fits in quite well once you look into her personality: kind, sensible, soft-spoken, nurturing and FriendToAllChildren, protective to those she considers friends and family (and will go through the extreme to save them), mostly tried to be modest, and even sports a HimeCut. She's also [[LadyOfWar graceful in combat]] and isn't [[ExtremeDoormat a doormat]] that prefers [[StayInTheKitchen staying in the kitchen]]. [[spoiler:Hazama is still capable of playing with her protectiveness and [[ForcedIntoEvil forcing her into villainy]]]].
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[[folder:Arakune]]
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'''Profile'''
* Height: 20~200cm (7.9" ~ 6'6.7")
* Weight: 5~1000kg (11~2,2204.6 lbs)
* Blood type: Unknown
* Date of Birth: Unknown
* Birthplace: Unknown
* Hobbies: Unknown
* Values: Knowledge
* Likes: Knowledge
* Dislikes: Ignorance
]

-->''"In the end both you and I...are pointless Pointless POINTLESS, AHAHAHAH!!!"''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Takashi Hikida (Japanese) / Creator/SpikeSpencer (English)

-> Arakune was once a human scientist, real name Lotte "Roy" Carmine, who worked with Tager and Litchi to study the Boundary, a strange realm inaccessible normally to humans. After a horrible accident involving being exposed to seithr for too long, Arakune slowly transformed into the horrifying monster that he is now: a strange, black, blob-like creature that thrives on information. To sustain himself, he has no choice but to become a cannibal and devour the members of Taokaka's tribe, among others. He has also been driven completely insane by his transformation, which has eroded his mind and made his speech incomprehensible and fragmented. He now wants to find Ragna because of his Azure Grimoire, which he believes to be an immense source of life for him to devour. As the story goes, he seems to gain some amounts of coherency and sanity, but still too far from being saved.

%%-> The Material Collection reveals that during his tenure in Sector Seven, he used to be close to Litchi, but after a bad argument, their relationship broke apart. His specialty is alchemy.

%%-> His story in ''Continuum Shift'' is pretty much the same. Still looking for the Azure Grimoire, with new and ([[{{Nerf}} not-so]]) improved BEES in tow. In his canon path, it is revealed that Arakune's real name is Lotte "Roy" Carmine (almost always called "Roy", when characters familiar with his human form speak of him), and he served as Kokonoe's assistant when he was still human. His current state is the result of his desire to upstage Kokonoe and fuel his own ego. In his canon path, Arakune briefly regains his sanity and ability to speak coherently, warning Litchi to not pursue him any further, lest she end up like him. In an attempt to help ease her suffering, he requests to die by her hand, but Litchi refuses and he becomes insane again. After Arakune suddenly has a breakthrough from the encounter with Litchi, he is detained by Relius and captured for Hazama to use as bait for Litchi. [[spoiler:In truth, however, he was instead modified into a weapon or attack dog for Relius, armed with an engine similar with Ragna's Idea Engine and became a potent force, not to mention, able to speak more coherently. Relius then sent him to Ikaruga to obtain Bang's Phoenix Rettenjou, believing that Litchi is too useless for the job, and promising the 'Truth' for his job. As of Arakune's story mode, he ''succeeded''. As mentioned in Litchi's paragraph, he now required an Observer to stay in the realm, and Relius has become his Observer.]] In the Story Mode, however, [[spoiler:he's just set off to Ikaruga and not playing a very large role.]]

-> His arcade mode playthroughs are named, in order of the game: ''Voicerecorder'', ''Incomplete'' and ''to the madness''. His story mode playthroughs are named, in the first two games: ''Solve equation'' and ''dilectus''.

-> His Drive ability, '''Crimson''', allows him to curse the opponent and activate "Fever Mode", letting him summon insects to attack them. In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma Chronophantasma]]'', his Overdrive is '''Crimson Depths''', which extends the duration of his Fever Mode.

->In the fourth game, his Exceed Accel is named '''n Fact Real''' where he stuns the foe, then devours them, "chews" them and then pukes them out. His Astral, '''N to Infinity''' has also been modified. Now when he hits the opponent, they are trapped in a giant spider web. Then, several giant eyes appear in the background as centipedes begin to fill the screen and close in on the opponent. When the screen is fully covered in centipedes, a horrible crunch sound is heard as the centipedes devour the opponent alive. The screen then begins to rain blood all over it until it fades.

[[hardline]]
* AndIMustScream: Sums up what he really is.
* AnimalMotifs: Spiders. From [[MeaningfulName his name]], to [[AnimalBattleAura his crest]], to 2 of his specials, all of them shows it.
* ApocalypticLog: His arcade mode ending is an audio diary of his slow transformation into... ''[[EldritchAbomination that]]''.
* AxCrazy: His personality. [[spoiler:Even as Relius fixed his speech coherency, he still is very crazy]].
* BadassBookworm: Even after his transformation, he seeks information.
** One of his entry poses even has him sitting amidst a pile of books, which he promptly absorbs.
* BeeBeeGun: His B Curse bug in ''Calamity Trigger'' has him summoning a bee-like insect from top of the screen, and ''F of G'' Distortion Drive causes entire swarm of bees to come from the ground. And that is not accounting [[PestController the other insects he can summon of spew out]].
* BerserkButton: Has a very ''nasty'' reaction to the name "Kokonoe". Ask Tager.
* BlobMonster: He is a nearly mindless pile of liquid seithr.
* BowelBreakingBricks: During Arakune's "Help Me, Professor Kokonoe" segment, Kokonoe mentions how he had been toned down since the first game. She comments that "the other players always ended up shitting bricks whenever you showed up."
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:It is hinted in ''CP'' that he's NotHimself, presumably from Relius' modifications of him]].
* CantCatchUp: It is heavily implied that the reason Arakune sought the power of the Boundary was because he felt constantly overshadowed by Kokonoe.
* TheCasanova: ''The Irresistible Arakune'', which is only seen in "Help me! Professor Kokonoe!", where he dons a 'handsome man' face and starts flirting with AnythingThatMoves. Even comes complete with BishieSparkle. Even Kokonoe, who's rather annoyed by him, admitted that he's "kinda.... cute."
* ConfusionFu: Considering that he's a sentient, drippy blob, it's hard to read what he's going to do next. A lot of his attacks come from unexpected angles. Oh, and he can instantly teleport across the stage.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Many of his attacks deal a lot of weak hits. This is also his chief strategy with his Drive.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: If you turn on the option to display his text in full, you'll notice that a lot of his dialog is like this.
* DifficultButAwesome: He's got some unorthodox moves and maneuvers, lacking in defensive measures other than dodging, and his offensive power is not much. However, his Drive can help him deal a lot of damage once the Curse Gauge is full, provided that you know how each bug he summons works (which have different amounts of startup and hitstun). The Curse Gauge mechanic are also nerfed inbetween games, but a skilled Arakune is still fearsome because of that.
* EldritchAbomination: Continuous research and exposure to Boundary and seithr slowly turned him into one. [[spoiler:Hazama, however, says that it's because Arakune is actually a failed attempt to recreate the Black Beast]].
* EvilIsNotAToy: Dabbling with the sheer knowledge of the Boundary, for any reason, is not advised - Kokonoe, a MadScientist herself, even told him to not do it. Yet he goes on, and then becomes Arakune because of his corruption.
* ExpressiveMask: Go watch the opening to ''Continuum Shift II'' and look closely when Arakune and Bang look up the roof Litchi is on. Arakune's mask blinks.
%%Don't add Expy here, see ShoutOut/BlazBlue.%%
* FanBoy: [[spoiler:During the EX Story, it's safe to say that he 'idolizes' Relius for his achievements. Then again, this is ''Relius'' we're talking about - [[BrokenPedestal this pedestal came broken]]]].
* FantasticRacism: Strongly {{downplayed|Trope}}. He may not actively hate beastkin, but his CS commentary with Makoto strongly implies he let his experience with Kokonoe color his view of beastkin in general.
--> ''"So you're [[spoiler:a]] 'beastkin'...? [[spoiler:I]] don't... [[spoiler:have...]] good memories [[spoiler:of]]... beast...[[spoiler:kin crea]]tures... Disapp[[spoiler:ear]]!"''
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: WordOfGod states that by deciphering what Arakune's cut-up unintelligible sentences mean, one can figure out "the secret behind the Boundary"]].
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Arakune is incapable of talking in coherent sentences like a normal person...except when fighting, when he talks coherently.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Fused with WritingAroundTrademarks in Bullet's Gag on CP Extend. Who could think that a character that can't say one complete sentence without jumping some letters would be useful for that?
--> ''"Must [[spoiler:h]]urry.... get [[spoiler:L]]egend of [[spoiler:the]] Overfiend Redux..."''
* GigglingVillain: He's only a "villain" in that he's a scary monster who terrorizes the lower populace, but he does have that insane cackle he throws every now and then.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: All that wisdom he got from the Boundary turned him insane, and his transformation into...''that'', which took away his ability to speak, only furthered his insanity. It's gotten to the point where he has no reliable memory of anything anymore.
* GreenEyedMonster[=/=]AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[spoiler:He wants to be the supreme scientist. Unfortunately, Kokonoe is way too superior, which irritates him. Compounded that in the EX Story, Relius considers him an imbecile, but when Kokonoe makes a reference to Litchi's work, Relius instead mentions that he thought Kokonoe enjoys a company of full imbeciles but he's wrong. Which... didn't sit well for Roy, considering that Litchi is much more junior than him as a researcher]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: His bad ending in ''Continuum Shift'', where he erases Litchi's memories of him so that she would stop hunting after him and eventually end up like him. The end result is similar to Litchi's own bad ending, except that he still lives, taking one last look at her from hiding before disappearing into the night]].
** [[spoiler:This could end up as a {{Deconstruction}} if you keep your fridges in tact. As Litchi stated, Arakune's knowledge is jumbled thanks to the Boundary corruption. Thanks to that, eating Litchi's memories instead dooms her to at best a slow death, at worst turning into the next Arakune, since memories about him are what drove her to get better, as she's also plagued by Boundary problems. In short, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he's instead making it worse]]]].
* ImAHumanitarian: But he won't eat [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth Bang]], because Bang "looks l[[spoiler:ike]] [[spoiler:a]]n im[[spoiler:be]]cile".
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: For some reason, neither Kokonoe or Hazama have any trouble understanding him.
** It probably helps that both of them are fully aware of the subject matters he is spouting. Other characters wouldn't have the meta knowledge, or the desire to sit down and try to chat with him.
* {{Invisibility}}: His "Equals 0" special turns him invisible.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: And different points in-game, his name is pronounced both ah-ra-KOON-ay and ah-RAK-nee.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "boku" to refer to himself.
* LaughingMad: Descends into this quite often, usually before a fight and after some incoherent rambling about the Azure.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Thin Red Line'', with a rather notable ScareChord at the beginning.
* LetThemDieHappy: [[spoiler:That's what he actually thought, as someone who has been thrown into despair into thinking that there's no way out for people like him. Since he knew that it would be impossible for Litchi to get out of the situation, decided to at least give Litchi happiness before what he thought to be the inevitable end. But as said above, Litchi found out that that 'end' wasn't really inevitable for her and she refused to give in to his despair]].
* LongRangeFighter: His Drive lets him be played this way with his curse bugs.
* MaskPower: In a way. He created the mask he is wearing now so he could communicate with others... [[YouFailLogicForever but it still doesn't work]]. In fact, it may have just made it ''worse''.
** "Of cour[[spoiler:se i]]f [[spoiler:I]] don'[[spoiler:t]] ha[[spoiler:ve a]] face, I[[spoiler:'ll]] make one."
* MeaningfulName: Arakune sounds similar to "arachnid", the family that includes spiders. On that note, "Arachne", pronounced much the same way, is a character from Greek mythology who was turned into a spider. Granted, that Arachne's female, but still.
** Further, [[spoiler: "Rot" (i.e how Lotte is pronounced) is German for "Red". "Carmine" is a shade of red. Considering his Drive ability is called "Crimson", his BGM is "Thin RED Line"... there's a trend here]].
** [[spoiler: Speaking of "Thin RED Line", the expression "Red Line" usually refers to a point of no return, a line than can only be crossed once, which may or may not be an accurate description of Arakune's condition...]]
** Also, [[spoiler: "Rot" could refer to "decay", much as what has happened to his body, his memories, and his sanity. And it's only getting worse]].
* NotSoDifferent: Hakumen tells him as much when they meet in Arakune's CT Arcade mode path.
** Also stated in even greater detail in Arakune's Story mode in CS. Hakumen even notes that [[spoiler: Arakune has reached such a point that he could almost be a Sankishin like Hakumen and Rachel if he tried to. Of course, this would involve stepping back and generally staying out of everyone's business like them too. [[SarcasmMode And we all know THAT'S gonna happen...]]]]
* ObliviousToLove: In the Material Collection, in his diary, he wondered why Litchi was so nice to him. Now he can't even remember her most of the time, and is driven to confusion and frustration by this strange woman who won't leave him alone.
* PowerDegeneration: Continuous tapping into the boundary, again, but it's inferred that he doesn't even have his former body.
* RainOfBlood: His Astral Heat in ''CP'' ends with this.
* RollingAttack: His "y, two dash" special is this, done in midair.
* SanitySlippage: His descent into madness and growing erratic behavior before he turned into a blob can be seen in flashbacks throughout the series.
* ScareChord: His {{Leitmotif}} begins with one. [[ForegoneConclusion This being a Daisuke Ishiwatari composition,]] it naturally leads into a [[AutobotsRockOut badass metal riff]].
* ShapingYourAttacks: Being a BlobMonster he can freely shape himself into various things (commonly animal heads/appendages) as he attacks.
* SignatureMove: His curse clouds and curse bugs, natch.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: At least when he was human scientist, he wears a pair.
* TheSwarm: He can summon one in his "F of G" DD.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Has a teleport move as one of his specials.
* ThemeNaming: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Null_vector Zero Vector]]; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modus_tollens If P, then Q]]; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartesian_coordinate_system Y, Two Dash]]; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_fallacy#All_numbers_equal_all_other_numbers Equals 0]]; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_composition F of G]]; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverse_function F Inverse]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limit_(mathematics) N to Infinity]]. Someone [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} had a major in Math.]]
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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Post-modification with Relius, he is far more powerful and is capable of doing Relius' jobs well enough]].
* TragicVillain: Heck, the only reason he's a "villain" is that he eats Kaka kittens for breakfast (because he's insane, natch) and, later, taking Relius' side (he's pretty much suckered up like Litchi).
* TroubleMagnetGambit: Pretty much what his "curse" Drive works like.
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** Creator/SpikeSpencer was literally only told 4 words of direction when he recorded the character. "Go Bat-Shit Crazy". Arakune's broken dialogue is NOT a result of technical editing. He really acted it out just as you hear him.
*** WordOfGod has revealed that ''Chronophantasma'' has granted him CharacterDevelopment, and his speech is no longer randomly cut off. He can now speak coherent sentences, but is still very much batshit insane so no one will bother listening to him anyway.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: He has been a puppet throughout series. Terumi corrupted Roy's mind about the Azure to become Arakune. In Continuum Shift, he was captured by Relius, then Hazama uses him to get Litchi to join the NOL, then in ''Chronophantasma'', he became this again to Relius]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Not as distorted as most, just with an [[PowerEchoes echoed filter]].
* WasOnceAMan: Was exposed to the boundary which drove him insane, and was pulled into the cauldron by [[spoiler: Terumi]] resulting in his current form. [[Pantheon/{{Otherness}} The trope god.]]
* WaveMotionGun: He can fire a purple laser upward as one of his Distortion Drives.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Was this as Roy Carmine. When thousands of people died in the Ikaruga War, he didn't revel in the massacre, but he did consider it an acceptable loss considering all the scientific data Sector Seven gained from it]].
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: He wears one. It is the only part of him that is actually solid. He created it because he thought it would allow others to understand what he is saying, not realizing that his words are complete gibberish.
* WhosLaughingNow: [[spoiler:Was once overshadowed by Kokonoe and had his insecurities dragged out by Hazama and Relius. Subverted that in the end, it still garnered him not respect but instead ridicules and everyone else except Litchi still treat him like a pathetic monster or trash]].
** [[spoiler:Becomes more of this trope once Relius modified him. He TookALevelInBadass and possibly can be as powerful as Ragna + Idea Engine]].
* TheWormThatWalks: A variant; he houses various insectoid limbs inside his blob body.
* YouGetMeCoffee: In the past, Kokonoe often orders him to make coffee for her.
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