Characters / BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Here's the character sheet for the upcoming BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

For more tropes pertaining to these characters, check their respective series' pages: here for BlazBlue, here for Persona 4 Arena, here for Under Night In-Birth and here for RWBY.

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BlazBlue Characters

    Ragna the Bloodedge 
Drive: Soul Eater
Weapon: Blood Scythe & Azure Grimoire
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)

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Crimson Grim Reaper
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Luck: ★
I'll show you the power of the Azure!

An SS-Class criminal hunted by the world-spanning government, the Novus Orbis Librarium. He bears a powerful artifact called the Azure Grimoire. As a child, his orphanage was destroyed in a great fire caused by his younger brother Jin, possessed by the spirit known as Yuuki Terumi, who cut off his right arm and disappeared alongside their younger sister Saya. Ragna survived thanks to the timely intervention of the vampire Rachel Alucard, who gave him the opportunity to claim the Azure Grimoire, which became his new arm. After undergoing training under the legendary hero Jubei, Ragna set out to use his power to destroy the NOL in revenge. His arrival in the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi has led to a chain of events which threaten the balance of the universe.

In battle, Ragna uses the Azure Grimore's Soul Eater ability to devour the souls of his opponents. He also uses the Blood Scythe, a large and bulky sword which can also take the form of a scythe, as its name implies.
  • Artificial Limbs: Ragna's right arm is his Azure Grimoire and his left one is cybernetic after he sacrificed it to save Noel.
  • Badass Baritone: One of his trademarks, whether in Japanese or English.
  • Badass Longcoat: A gift from his mentor Jubei, previously owned by a future version of Ragna himself that was sent to the past.
  • BFS: His Blood Scythe can take the form of a large slab of metal barely resembling a sword.
  • Blood Knight: Seems to enjoy battling his new, otherworldly rivals.
  • Born Unlucky: Has 1 star in his luck stat.
  • Casting a Shadow: The Azure Grimoire allows him to tap into the powers of the Black Beast, and can be used to sap opponents' life force to heal himself.
  • Cool Sword: His Blood Scythe, especially when you consider that it isn't a magical weapon like a Nox Nyctores or Legacy Weapon that most of the cast wields. The only thing that makes it different from a simple giant sword is its ability to transform into a Sinister Scythe.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Cutting a very long explanation short, his luck is so terrible that it took him erasing himself from the world for him to get anything close to a happy ending.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Is a noted rebel responsible for multiple counts of mass destruction, and wields a power that could bring The End of the World as We Know It, but is ultimately a man out to do the right thing.
  • Deadly Lunge: His Hell's Fang special. His Carnage Scissors Distortion Skill also starts with a lunge.
  • Death from Above: Has both Belial Edge AND Nightmare Edge in this game; they're both different kinds of diving attack with his sword.
  • Grapple Move: His Devoured by Darkness Distortion Skill is a close range grab with his Azure Grimoire hand turning into monstrous proportions; he then proceeds to directly suck the life out of his opponent before knocking them away.
  • The Hero: By default, since this is a BlazBlue spinoff, and he's The Protagonist of BlazBlue.
  • Inconsistent Dub: In his main series, his name was pronounced 'ROG-na', but when Ruby calls out for him, she says 'RAG-na'.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Very rough around the edges, but on occasion can be surprisingly merciful and generous.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: "It's Not Over Yet!" has this effect, though it's more like "pick them up while they are down and sock them." Originally a separate move in his home series, it's been integrated into one of his smart combos.
  • Life Drain: Present once more, unsurprisingly, on all of Ragna's attacks that utilize the Azure Grimore.
  • Leitmotif: Rebellion. He also has Under Heaven Destruction when teamed up with Jin, White Requiem when teamed up with Rachel and Nightmare Fiction when teamed up with Hazama.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Depending on your language, he is referred to as the Shinigaminote  or the Grim Reaper. Either way, he's earned those monikers for good reason.
  • Red Right Hand: His right arm is the Azure Grimoire, which he utilizes in a variety of soul-sucking attacks.
  • Shoryuken: Retains his Inferno Divider, a massive jumping uppercut attack with his sword, although here it is his Reversal Action instead of a special move.
  • Shoto Clone: His Dead Spike acts as a Hadoken (both the old short-range and new long-range variants are here), his Inferno Divider is a Shoryuken that can combo into other attacks, and his Gauntlet Hades, Hell's Fang and (to a lesser extend) Blood Scythe act as his Hurricane Kicks.
  • Signature Move: Dead Spike has been one of Ragna's most memorable moves in his home series with the monstrous head of darkness even becoming the star in a small spin-off game. In this game, all three versions (his short-range version, his long-range version and his EX Version borrowed from his Unlimited form) of Dead Spike are at his disposal.
  • Sinister Scythe: His trademark Blood Scythe is his main weapon. Its scythe form is used for extended reach.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: To say he's foul-mouthed is something of an understatement.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: When paired up with Jin, which isn't anything out of the ordinary.
  • Three Strike Combo: His Inferno Divider can be followed up by 2 more commands. His EX Dead Spike borrowed from his Unlimited form can also be followed up by 2 more commands.
  • When He Smiles: A meta example, since fans have predicted that things might go well for him based off his character art. Namely, it's the first time he's shown smiling in his character art, and it's a really cool smile.

    Jin Kisaragi 
Drive: Frost Bite
Weapon: Nox Nyctores "Mucro Algesco: Yukianesa"
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese), David Vincent (English)

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Hero of the Frozen Blade
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★★★
  • Luck: ★
Hmph. Do your best to not get in my way.

An NOL Major, heralded as a war hero and the younger brother of Ragna. In the past, possessed by the malevolent spirit Yuuki Terumi, Jin took the Nox Nyctores Yukianesa and used it to nearly kill his brother. He was adopted by the influential Kisaragi family, one of the members of the NOL-affiliated family group called the Duodecim. His work in the Military Academy allowed him to attain the rank of First Lieutenant, and one of his early missions saw him end the Ikaruga Civil War, earning him the title the Hero of Ikaruga and the rank of Major. Upon learning that Ragna had resurfaced in Kagutsuchi, Jin deserted his post to assassinate him, but would later ally with him as they turned their attention to the true forces behind their ruined childhoods.

Jin bears the Yukianesa, a Nox Nyctoresnote  which takes the form of an iai katana with a blade made of permafrost. Yukianesa grants him cryokinetic abilities, using seithr to create freezing ice projectiles and barriers with a swing of his weapon.
  • Badass Cape: An unique kind of capes attached to where his coat's sleeves should have been. He also attacks with it in a few of his normal moves.
  • Born Unlucky: Like Ragna, he has the luck stat of 1. He's aware that he's been manipulated by people throughout his life, which is the reason he doesn't think much of his accomplishments.
  • Cain and Abel: Jin is the antagonistic one, to the point where his obsession with killing his brother has been Flanderized into Combat Sadomasochist-esque Ho Yay (in Gag Reels at least, in the main story Character Development had him get over this more and more each game). He's also the Cain to Noel's Abel, since she's a clone of his sister.
  • Cool Board: His Musou Senshouzan (aka "The Ice Car") special has him surfing forward on a board made of ice to collide onto his opponent.
  • Cool Sword: Taken literally, as Yukianesa's blade is actually made out of ice.
  • Human Popsicle: This effect occurs on some of his special moves, which leaves the opponent open for further attacks.
  • I Work Alone: Owing to his aloof attitude, he denounces any sort of help in his character introduction and insists he fights against his opponents on his own.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Some of his sword attacks are quick unsheath-resheath slashes aimed at a direction.
  • An Ice Person: As his weapon's name implies, Yukianesa grants him some form of cryomancy.
  • Jerkass: Definitely not the most pleasant person to be around, though he's not completely heartless. He's especially rude to Noel, constantly putting her down and calling her an idiot, which leads to Teeth-Clenched Teamwork if they're put on a team together.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Yukianesa, naturally.
  • Leitmotif: Lust SIN. He also has Under Heaven Destruction when teamed up with Ragna and Imperial Code when teamed up with Noel.
  • Red Baron: Single-handedly winning the Ikaruga Civil War earned him the nickname of "the Hero of Ikaruga." The first character introduction trailer gives him a new one - "Hero of the Frozen Blade," a reference to the title of the light novel spinoff starring him.
  • The Rival: Towards his brother Ragna.
  • Shotoclone: He has the Hishoken and Hishogeki specials as his projectile, his Fubuki and Rehhyou specials as his Anti-Air and his Musou Senshouzan as his dash-forward move.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: His Yukikaze shows up as a smart combo ender.
  • Skill Gate Character: The game gives him a high Casual stat, which refers to his general ease of use in his origin game.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: When paired up with Ragna or Noel, which isn't anything out of the ordinary. In Noel's case; Jin even calls her an "obstacle" during their team intro, and calls her "dead weight" when calling her in for an assist.

    Rachel Alucard 

Drive: Silpheed
Weapon: Nago & Gii (familiars)
Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese), Mela Lee (English)

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The Rosen Princess
Stats
  • Attack : ★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Georg: 🐸🐸🐸
Devote all your best effort, or prepare to be disciplined.

The heir of the noble Alucard family and a vampire who has lived for centuries, Rachel spends most of her time dillydallying away in her private world, the Alucard Castle, alongside her servants Valkenheyn R. Hellsing, Nago and Gii. While seemingly aloof and arrogant, she cares for the safety and flow of the universe, observing and planning behind-the-scenes to fight the machinations of those who would do it harm. She has a vested interest in Ragna, having saved his life prior by giving him the opportunity to fuse the Azure Grimoire into his body, and views him as a powerful player in the struggles to come.

In battle, Rachel uses her extensive powers over the weather and sorcery to dominate the battlefield, while using Nago and Gii as unfortunate yet very willing melee weapons.
  • Attack Animal: Aside from Gii and Nago, there's George XIII the electric frog. Summoning one costs one bar of the Skill Gauge, but she can summon multiple Georges at a time.
  • Blow You Away: Rachel's drive, Silpheed, causes intense gusts of wind that she can use to position herself, her enemies, or her lightning rods. She can also summon a tornado in a few of her moves.
  • Clothing Combat: Rachel can weaponize parts of her dress by causing them to produces things like spikes and drills.
  • Cultured Badass: When she's not fighting Rachel is usually found drinking tea in her castle.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Just look at her. Black and red and frills all over.
  • Familiar: Nago and Gii. Much like her dress, they can shapeshift for her to utilize as attacks... or her shield.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: She's snarky, arrogant, and talking with her can give someone just as many questions as it does answers, but Rachel doesn't like drinking blood. Her one time exception was saving Ragna's life.
  • Flower Motifs: Just like Ruby; roses.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Very long ones at that.
  • Human Shield: More like Familiar Shield, but still, she never gets hit herself - her normal "hit" animation has Nago take the hit (it helps that he's Too Kinky to Torture), while her blocking animation has Gii doing so.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rachel is physically abusive to her familiars and verbally abusive to pretty much everyone but Valkenhayn, but she really does care in the end and has a particularly soft spot for Ragna... which just means he gets the abuse more than most.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Elegant, vampiric, wears a black and red frilly dress, and fights using elemental sorcery and weather powers.
  • Leitmotif: Queen of Rose. She also has White Requiem when teamed up with Ragna.
  • Long-Range Fighter: She has a high "range" stat, a reference to her fighting style, i.e controlling space.
  • Older Than They Look: She may look like a little girl yet by the end of Calamity Trigger and its "Groundhog Day" Loop she had lived for at least 72,500 years.
  • Parasol of Pain: Nothing says "pain" more than a parasol who's also a shapeshifting familiar cat.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes and is a powerful combatant.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Gii and Nago transform themselves for Rachel's attacks.
  • Shock and Awe: Channels lightning with her Baden Baden Lily Distortion Skill, her Tiny Lobelias and George XIII.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Not Rachel herself, but her attack George XIII. Unlike previous English localization, her stats spell its name as "Georg."

    Hazama 
Drive: Ouroboros
Weapon: Nox Nyctores "Geminus Anguium: Ouroboros" & Butterfly Knives
Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese), Doug Erholtz (English),

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Shadowy Serpent Fang
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Luck: ★★★★
This is getting a little bothersome. Can I leave the rest of the work to you?

The shady head of the N.O.L's intelligence department - jolly, smooth and outgoing to everyone around him, Hazama is in fact a manipulative and scheming individual who seems to have plans and contingencies for almost any situation. He is the vessel of the fallen hero Yuuki Terumi, a vengeful specter brainwashed into being a member of the legendary Six Heroes who saved the world from the Black Beast. Feeding off the anger, suffering and hate of others, he has since made it his life's goal to destroy a universe that he sees as nothing but lies and remake it in his own image, a world filled with nothing but despair, and had an artificial body known as Hazama crafted for him to do so.

Hazama is equipped with the Nox Nyctores Ouroboros, a chain designed to resemble a snake which can extend indefinitely and can manipulate the memories of others. His other weapons include a pair of butterfly knives, which act as a conduit for Ouroboros.
  • Animal Motifs: Serpents in general but with an emphasis on snakes.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Just LOOK at it. Fedora of Asskicking, Waistcoat of Style, and a snazzy-looking Badass Longcoat, he's got it all.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Hazama is a smug, sadistic bully who takes great delight in tormenting others and playing with their emotions, hidden under an insincere mask of friendliness. When he drops it, he's terrifying to see.
  • Blade Spam: His Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent Distortion Skill involves him slashing multiple times with his knife (after pulling his enemy towards him with Ouroboros) before a final attack that knocks far away.
  • The Coats Are Off: Inverted. If he's chosen as the first character to start a match, his intro animation will show him slipping on the coat before the battle starts.
  • Dark Is Evil: Most of his attacks are coated in dark energy.
  • Enemy Mine: With pretty much most of the cast, since he's one of the main antagonists of BlazBlue (well, the container of one of them that is), and he can easily be paired with Ragna or Noel (among others).
  • Eyes Always Shut: Usually. When they're open it usually means that Terumi has taken over. Strangely enough, this game is the first time Hazama's character select art has an open eye visible.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: And somehow it stays on during the entire fight.
  • Fingerless Gloves: A rather unique pair that don't cover his wrists.
  • Green and Mean: Primarily color-coded green and his attacks glow with green color. Also has a mean streak that presents itself through trolling.
  • Knife Nut: Hazama is very very good with those butterfly knives, often twirling and spinning them as he uses them to attack.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Downplayed. He has a high Range stat like Rachel, primarily through his Ouroboros, but actually trying to do space control with him is not recommended - his chains are more often used to get close to his opponent and alter his aerial movements to attack from unexpected angles.
  • Leitmotif: Gluttony Fang. He also has Nightmare Fiction when teamed up with Ragna.
  • Mind Rape: His Nox Nyctores does this as a side effect. It's also basically his hobby.
  • Older Than They Look: Much like Rachel, Terumi is much older than he seems. In fact he's one of the oldest entities in the entire BlazBlue franchise. The same applies for Hazama, whose artificial body was created by Relius Clover before the Dark War (more than 100 years before the time of the main BlazBlue story), although only his time of creation has been revealed, not his activation.
  • Sadist: Hazama's only real desire is to understand pain, due to being an Artificial Human, Trinity stabbing him was the first time he felt anything. Unfortunately due to his personality being based on Terumi's, he does this by gleefully trolling and torturing everyone he meets.
  • Shoryuken: His infamous Serpent's Infernal Rapture DD comes back, now with both a special attack version (used as a smart combo ender) and his Distortion Skill.
  • Troll: It wouldn't be Hazama OR Terumi without this.note  His very first line in his intro trailer pretty much says it all.
    Hazama: And now presenting you... the unwelcomed guest!
  • Variable-Length Chain: His Ouroboros can extend to a far range, which he can use to attack opponents from afar and/or move himself to a direction.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair.

    Noel Vermillion 
Drive: Chain Revolver
Weapon: Nox Nyctores "Arcus Diabolus: Bolverk"
Voiced by: Kanako Kondo (Japanese), Cristina Vee (English)

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Successor of Azure
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★★★
  • Luck: ★★
Everything will be alright if we work together!

A second lieutenant in the NOL and the a female lead for BlazBlue. As a child, she was originally found in the ruins of Ibukido and adopted into the Vermillion family. Wanting to help support her family, she eventually entered into the NOL's military academy despite her distaste for violence. She originally tried to vie for a position away from the battlefield after graduating but due to her exceptionally high Ars Magus rating, she was assigned to Jin's squad and acted as his secretary. After Jin went AWOL to pursue Ragna, she was tasked with finding him and would go on to unravel the mystery of her peculiar origins.

Noel wields the Nox Nyctores, Bolverk - a pair of handguns that have the ability to morph into other weapons and shoot through boundaries. They also cut off Noel's emotions and allow her to fight more efficiently. Noel herself wields these weapons in the style of Gunkata, blitzing enemies with fast combos using her Chain Revolver Drive.
  • A-Cup Angst: Saying something about her breast size is an easy way to piss her off.
  • Blown Across the Room: Her Chamber Shot and Bloom Trigger specials can blow the enemy towards the far wall.
  • Born Unlucky: Has a luck stat of 2, likely a reference to her being a Cosmic Plaything.
  • Butt-Monkey: Taking away her Cosmic Plaything status, there's still the fact that a lot of BlazBlue's funny moments come at her expense, and Jin is at his worst when she's around.
  • Brother–Sister Team: If paired with Ragna or Jin as she's a clone of their sister and eventually became said sister's Reincarnation at the end of Central Fiction.
  • Cain and Abel: An Abel to Jin's Cain, since she's a bio-android clone of his sister Saya and fully became Saya's Reincarnation at the end of Central Fiction, and, unlike with his Yandere tendencies towards Ragna, Jin actively hates her.
  • Dash Attack: Her Assault Through special has her step forward a bit before performing a body check. This move can pass through the opponent and then hit from their back if done close enough.
  • Dual Wielding: Arcus Diabolus: Bolverk's primary form is a pair of large guns, although they can change into other forms.
  • Gatling Good: One of her Distortion Skills, Zero Gun: Fenrir, transforms Bolverk into a large gatling gun.
  • Gun Kata: Her Chain Revolver moves are based on this.
  • Hair Decorations: She's got 2 circle hairpins on top of her head.
  • Leitmotif: Bullet Dance. She also has Imperial Code when teamed up with Jin.
  • Machine Monotone: Slips into this briefly in her Battle Intro if teamed up with Nu-13. This hints at her true nature as Murakumo Unit Mu -No.12-.
  • Magic Skirt: As is the norm this applies to Noel, which is good considering her official art shows her skirt riding as low as ever and does little to dispel the long-running fan theory that she's going commando.
  • More Dakka: Zero Gun: Fenrir turns Bolverk into a minigun that, if the opponent is hit by the tip of the gun, juggles the enemy into a final Coup de Grâce in the form of a charged shot.
  • Murderous Thighs: Her Muzzle Flitter special has her catch her opponent's head and neck between her legs and twirls off of them to reposition herself and throw her opponent aside.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has long, blonde hair.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Apparently part of Mori's design quirks.
  • Short-Range Shotgun: Her Chamber Shot special turns her guns into a shotgun, which only releases a blast in front of her.
  • Shoryuken: Her Spring Raid special has her performing a somersault kick upward.
  • Shrinking Violet: Noel's hobby is online shopping with emphasis on the fact that it means she doesn't have to meet people and is quite shy if you're not already friends with her.
  • Skill Gate Character: She has a high Casual rank, which refers to her ease of use.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

    Azrael 
Drive: The Terror
Weapon: None
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese), D.C. Douglas (English)

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Deathbringer
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★★★★★★★
  • Speed: ★★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Luck: ★★★★★★★★
Don't get in my way. I'm fine with taking all 3 of you up together.

Captured to be used as a weapon by the organization "Sector Seven" whose creed is to improve the world through science, opposing the NOL's creed to improve the world through Ars Magus. Azrael could care less about any of that, though. He lives for one purpose only: the thrill of fighting strong opponents. Feared far and wide as "The Mad Dog", "Deathbringer" and many more, Azrael's physical strength is nigh-impossible to gauge. He is so powerful that without the use of any Ars Magus enhancements he can fight on even ground with some of the strongest beings in the world, such as the Six Heroes. Not helping matters is his extremely violent temperament. Once he gets worked up, he becomes a rampaging beast who will attack anyone in sight, ally and enemy alike. No one is safe when this man decides to "devour" his prey. Because of his insatiable bloodlust, Azrael has purposefully limited his own strength using a seal called "Enchant Dragunov" to give his opponents a fighting chance: by not dying too quickly.

Azrael's fighting style reflects how proud he is of his own power. He does not use weapons and prefers to let his own body do the talking, with unrefined but extremely dangerous and brutal attacks.
  • Ax-Crazy: Azrael will fight anybody for the hell of it, he toys with his victims and inflicts bone-crushing blows. Most of BlazBlue's cast avoid him like the plague.
  • Badass Baritone: Azrael's voice runs just as deeply as his power.
  • Badass Normal: No Nox Nyctores, no weapon, and no magic. Just power so inhumanly nightmarish even the strongest BlazBlue characters would rather run for it than fight him if they can help it. And that's even before lifting his limiters.
  • Blood Knight: His intro has him saying he'd rather be by himself taking on the other three.
  • Barbarian Longhair: Has long, flowing unkempt blue hair which denotes his savage nature.
  • Battle Aura: Weaponized with his Growler special.
  • Coat Cape: He wears his white coat like a cape.
  • Deadly Euphemism: Azrael doesn't kill or maim people, he "devours" them. He uses food metaphors to describe fights.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Hurls out a slab of rock during one of his attacks.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His pants have only one chap covering it.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: His fighting style is a particularly savage and brutal version.
  • Ground Pound: His Sentinel Dump special has him leaping onto his opponent to smash them from above.
  • Heroic Build: The man is absolutely ripped. Although he's obviously far from the modern definition of heroic.
  • I Have Many Names: The Mad Dog of Sector Seven, Massacre King, The Genocider, The Deathbringer, The King of Atrocity, The Tyrant, Destroyer, Cannibal, Murderer. You can start running now.
  • Leitmotif: The Tyrant
  • Lightning Bruiser: Played with. His Speed rating is only 2 stars with his movement options being a slow walk and his dash, which is a short distance teleport. But he can be surprisingly quick when he starts attacking, with him potentially flying around as much as his opponent. Just look at how quickly he moves when he lands his Full Spartan Distortion Skill.
  • Made of Iron: Besides his disgustingly high power the other thing that makes Azrael scary is his equally high durability. Even attacks from the strongest characters in his home universe seem to do nothing to him. Azrael is more likely to tire out before you beat him into submission.
  • Power Limiter: His tattoos, called Enchant Dragunov, serve this purpose.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes and is a dangerous fighter.
  • Three Strike Combo: Tiger Magnum can be followed up by Cobra Strike and Leopard Launcher. His Full Spartan Distortion Skill is also a simple three hit combo, being basically a bigger version on the aforementioned attacks.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His fighting style has no technique, and relies solely on throwing his power around. While some things he says and does seem to suggest he could easily apply skill to supplement that strength, with that much power it's practically unneeded in most situations and would probably make things less fun for him.
  • Willfully Weak: Uses Enchant Dragunov to limit his great strength and make fights last longer. The extent to which it locks his power comes in eight levels because by his own admission if he was to lift all of them at once his opponents tend to die far too quickly and that's just no fun for him.

    Iron Tager 
Drive: Voltic Battler
Weapon: None (Cybernetic enhancements)
Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (Japanese), Jamieson Price (English)

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Red Devil
Stats
  • Attack: ★★★★★★★★★
  • Speed: ★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • GETB: ★★★★★★★★
Depending on someone to watch your back...doesn't feel bad at all.

TR-0009 "Iron" Tager was once the leader of a mercenary group who got mortally injured on a mission by Azrael; he was rescued by a Beastkin scientist from Sector Seven named Kokonoe who modified and healed him with cybernetic implants and demon genes. Since then, he has become Kokonoe's main field operative, performing missions to assist his new master on her scientific works.

Like Waldstein, he's the designated "slow grappler" in the game, capable of devastating close range attacks and grapple moves at the cost of his mobility. To compensate for that, his unique ability "Voltic Battler" uses his cyborg enhancements to empower his strikes with electricity and magnetizes his foes with them, allowing him to forcefully attract his opponents into his attack range.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He's got red skin, apparently because of demon cells grafted into his body.
  • Crater Power: His Genesic Emerald Tager Buster Distortion Skill causes a giant crater on the ground as he slams the enemy onto it.
  • Cyborg: Has multiple cybernetic enhancements underneath his big body. It's apparently atom-powered and its potential strength is on par with Nox Nyctores.
  • Energy Ball: His Spark Bolt special move sends out a large, powerful and quick ball of electricity that sends the enemy to the back wall and magnetizes them. In his home series, he has a separate meter that had to be filled in order to use this move but here, it only costs one bar of the Skill Gauge.
  • Face of a Thug: He may look demonic with fangs but he's actually a nice person, at least if you're not his enemy or if Kokonoe isn't telling him to smack you.
  • Genius Bruiser: He may look big and demonic but as an assistant to a scientist, he's got to be smart.
  • Grapple Move: Specializes in this.
    • Meteor Move: His Gigantic Tager Driver and its Distortion Skill version, Genesic Emerald Tager Buster, has him tossing up his foe and leaping up to grab them before slamming them into the ground, breaking the opponent's body in the process.
    • His Wedge Catapult grab move throws the enemy to the opposite wall. He can follow up with additional attacks once the opponent bounces off the wall.
  • The Igor: For Kokonoe, the scientist who rebuilt him back when he was dying.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: His Gadget Finger move has him picking up his downed opponent, then lifting them up and magnetizing them with his hand. In this game, it can only be used as a follow up after certain moves, a step down compared to Central Fiction where it had no such limitations. note 
  • Leitmotif: Motor Head
  • Magnetism Manipulation: His cyborg enhancements lets him manipulate magnetism, including magnetizing his opponents so that his attacks will attract them.
  • Mighty Glacier: Very slow moving but has high damage output, and can tank damage well.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: They stand for his high HP and attack power.
  • Nice Guy: Actually, yes. Tager abhors unnecessary violence and usually only fights as a last resort or when his directive requires him to, and then he still doesn't make it personal.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A demonic cyborg who Was Once a Man, and works as a scientist's assistant. He's also technically a zombie, considering his past.
  • Oni: The Japanese version calls him "Red Oni" and he looks close to one.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: His glasses always conceal his eyes.
  • Power Fist: He's got huge metallic gauntlets that he channels electricity into.
  • Skunk Stripe: He's got a white streak of hair between his otherwise black one.
  • Spock Speak: Being partially robotic-minded, his speeches go like this; he's also tends to be calm, especially when outside of combat.
  • Super Strength: His multiple enhancements give him this.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: With his Voltic Battler ability, he can drag magnetized opponents towards him.

    Makoto Nanaya 
Drive: Impact
Weapon: Steel tonfas
Voiced by: Tomomi Isomura (Japanese), Cindy Robinson (English),

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Unfaltering Beastkin
Stats
  • Attack: ★★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★
  • Luck: ★★
My, you're good. Let's keep this pace up and go for the next!

Part of the Beastkin race (a squirrel, to be specific) and friend of Noel Vermillion since their Military Academy days. Nowadays she works at the NOL's intelligence unit under Hazama; however, she's also a double agent for Sector Seven. A friendly and energetic person at heart, she does everything she can to support her dearest friends.

As a Beastkin, she has high natural strength, and her ability "Impact" enhances it even further, allowing her to throw out devastating, bone-breaking punches no matter how tough the opponent is.
  • Boobs of Steel: One of the most well endowed characters of her home franchise and more than capable of punching you hard enough to send you skidding across the room.
  • Book Dumb: She isn't really good when it comes to school grades. She's Street Smart instead, to compensate that.
  • Boxing Battler: Fights primarily with boxing style.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Has among the smallest effective attack range of all characters. That said, she's also got plenty of ways to get close, and her damage potential is fairly high.
  • Charged Attack: Her Impact are basically charged punches that becomes more powerful if you time the charge right.
  • Cute Bruiser: So cute and cuddly and so capable of wrecking people's bodies.
  • Dual Tonfas: Subverted. They look like tonfas but they're actually cross-shaped armguards. Whatever they are, they certainly help her punch things harder.
  • Idiot Hair: She's got 2 of 'em. And she's not exactly an idiot.
  • Leitmotif: Alexandrite
  • Little Bit Beastly: Part of the Beastkin race, she in particular gets the ears and tail of a squirrel. Her inhuman heritage meant she was singled out and bullied and it led to a rough upbringing - notice she has a Luck stat of only 2 stars?
  • Multicolored Hair: Her hair is colored with different shades of brown.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Looks as scrawny as a late-teenage girl but much stronger than she looks. At least she's got the breasts to match.
  • Nice Girl: Makoto is perky, funny and hasn't a single mean bone in her body. Of course, you should still Beware the Nice Ones.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Her Particle Flare Distortion Skill has her fist being covered by a giant hand-shaped aura as she punches the opponent.
  • Stripperiffic: Her choice of clothes (Underboobs-showing top, Dangerously Short Skirt with obvious thong straps) screams this.
  • Super Strength: Her phenomenal strength lets her do really powerful attacks.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: With her thigh-high socks, grade B.

    v -No.13- 
Drive: Sword Summoner
Weapon: Nox Nyctores "Lux Sanctus: Murakumo"
Voiced by: Kanako Kondo (Japanese), Cristina Vee (English)

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Sword of Hades
Stats
  • Attack: ★★
  • Speed: ★★
  • Range: ★★★★★★★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Ragna: ♥♥♥♥♥
Who... are you? Enemy...?

Nu-13 is one of the Boundary Interface Prime Field Devices designed by Relius Clover for the purpose of exploring the strange dimension called Boundary and finding the Master Unit: Amaterasu. She's also the first successful Murakumo Unit, who's designed to be able to wield the Nox Nyctores Murakumo to be used as a combat unit. She normally acts as robotic as she appears, but she also for some reason has an unhealthy obsession with Ragna, towards whom she shows more of her human side - in a rather creepy way, which Ragna doesn't reciprocate.

Utilizing her Murakumo, she can attack by using a set of flying blades that she can manipulate in various ways, and her ability Sword Summoner lets her summon even more blades to impale her enemies from far away.
  • Artificial Human: Like most Prime Field Devices before her, she was made in a lab by Relius. She's also a clone of Ragna's sister, Saya, partly explaining her attachment to him.
  • Ax-Crazy: Don't let her appearance fool you. Nu desires wanton destruction on a global scale.
  • Become Your Weapon: When she uses her Murakumo, she merges with it, the weapon becoming an armor that covers her body and gives her 8 floating blades.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: She has 2 short blades underneath her forearms that she can use for close attacks.
  • Deadly Disc: Her Sickle Storm sends out a disc/sickle that rolls on the ground.
  • Death from Above: Her Calamity Sword Distortion Skill summons a giant sword above the enemy's head that she then slams down.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Her Attack rating is low, so she relies on doing multiple weak hits that adds up.
  • Flying Weapon: She primarily attacks by her 8 flying swords. Said swords are normally positioned behind her like a pair of wings, which she then swings around to cut her enemies.
  • Gravity Master: Her Gravity Seed special creates an area in front of Nu with high gravity, slowing down opponents caught in it.
  • Leitmotif: Awakening the Chaos
  • Long-Range Fighter: She has a high Range stat, which mirrors her ability to attack and combo at long ranges.
  • Machine Monotone: She speaks in an electronically distorted Creepy Monotone most of the time.
  • Mystical White Hair: Nu is one of the Prime Field Devices designed to traverse the Boundary.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She's got really long hair that is tied in Braids of Action and has a little blade at the end as her Hair Decorations.
  • The Stoic: Being more of a "robot" mind-wise, nothing really fazes or fascinates her... other than Ragna, that is.
  • Storm of Blades: Nu's standard modus operandi. Her fighting style revolves around keeping her foes at a distance while unleashing an devastating onslaught of her swords from all angles.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: She's white haired and she's a villain, although she's mostly used as a tool for other villains. While she's at least sweet to Ragna, she's also completely psychotic about it.
  • Yandere: Drops her machine monotone when near Ragna. It's ill advised to even be a woman in the same room as Ragna once Nu's switch is flipped.

    Es 
Drive: Crest Arts
Weapon: Legacy Weapon "Signati Gladio Crystalis: Murakumo"
Voiced by: Mayuka Nomura (Japanese)

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Guardian of the Gate
Stats
  • Attack: ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★
If this is one of the "possibilities", then I shall perform my duty to the fullest.

Es was the main heroine of the XBlaze series, set in a different world from the BlazBlue one, although they're connected by the Boundary and the Azure. Her BlazBlue incarnation serves as the guardian of the Azure Gate, the gate that leads to the Azure, the source of ultimate power. There, she's looking for the "Man of the Azure" who has the rights of taking the Azure, and will protect the gate against anybody else who tries to get close.

She utilizes the power of the Azure itself, and comes armed with a powerful weapon of her original world, the Signati Gladio Crystalis: Murakumo, which can absorb seithr (a power source that fills the air and from which the entire world is made) to empower itself; the big blade is actually a sheath that seals Murakumo's true form. Her Crest Arts ability lets her create "crests" in the air with her blade that will harm enemies.
  • Badass Adorable: Petite and cute, but also commands vast amounts of power. Her "Kawaii" stat lampshades this.
  • BFS: Her sword is longer than she is tall. Ruby, of course, loves it.
  • Braids of Action: She puts her hair in a braid, and she's definitely an Action Girl.
  • Boobs of Steel: While not the biggest of the bunch, she is still undoubtedly stacked in proportion to her short stature, being even shorter than Ruby. She also packs a wallop just as big as her cup size.
  • Dash Attack:
    • She has a simple dashing shoulder check attack that can knock away airborne enemies.
    • Her Type: Slasher "Mordred" special has her dash forward a bit, then performs 2 slashes, the second one knocking up.
    • Her Type: Slasher "Galahad" Distortion Skill has her dash a longer distance while being covered in energy. If she hits, then she rushes through her opponent with her blade.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Less than Rachel, but it's still there.
  • Idiot Hair: She's got a large one in the shape of a question mark.
  • Leitmotif: Conciliation
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Among the shortest members of the cast, but is very powerful with deceptively long reach of her sword attacks.
  • Rule of Funny: It hasn't been explained yet, and probably never will be, how she knows what a Junes Department Store is, but that doesn't stop her from accidentally roasting Yosuke about it.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: It's hard to see normally, but her outfit apparently bares her back.
  • Sword Beam: Her Type: Shooter "Palamedes" Distortion Skill has her shoot a large crescent beam from her sword that carries the foe away. Her Type: Shooter "Breunor" special is a smaller version of this but can be fired twice in a row to compensate. She can also overlap the the two smaller beams into a stronger one as well.
  • Sword Lines: Her Crest Arts weaponizes this, where she can create energy spikes out of the lines she traces with her sword.
  • Theme Naming: Her special moves and Distortion Skills are named after characters of Arthurian legend.

    Platinum the Trinity 

Drive: Magical Symphony
Weapon: Nox Nyctores "Arma Reboare: Muchourin"
Voiced by: Aoi Yuki (Japanese)

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Platinum Alchemist

Stats
  • Attack: ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★★
Luna: Hey, isn't this kind of like 3 vs. 2?
Sena: Y-You think...?

A young girl from Ibukido, who follows Jubei around as a disciple of sorts. Despite her cutesy outward appearance, Platinum the Trinity houses more than one soul inside her. Normally, she switches between two: a rude loud-mouth girl named Luna and a quiet and meek boy named Sena. Their body also houses a third one, that of Trinity Glassfille, a mage and one of the Six Heroes of legend who were responsible for the defeat of the Black Beast. Trinity's personality will only awaken within dire situations for a small amount of time, with Luna and Sena unaware of her presence.

Platinum is one of the few individuals in her universe to wield a Nox Nyctores; in this case, it was Trinity's old weapon - the Muchourin. This big wand-like staff was meant to compliment her skills in magic for both offensive and defensive purposes, and can conjure up forms of matter, albeit at the risk of Platinum losing her memories for the time being.

    Jubei 

Drive: Shiranui
Weapons: Nox Nyctores "Mucro Somnio: Musashi"
Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (Japanese)
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One-eyed Lotus

Stats
  • Attack: ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★★★★★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★
  • 🐾 : 🐾🐾🐾🐾

Ya managed to keep up with me. Impressive, kid.

A legendary warrior once known as Mitsuyoshi, the One-Eyed Lotus who fought as part of the Six Heroes. After defeating the Black Beast, Jubei married his comrade Nine, and had a daughter: Kokonoe, who soon grew up to be a high ranking member of Sector Seven and an infamous SS-Class Criminal in her own right. The Kaka clan are genetically engineered weapons produced with his genetic material. When Terumi broke free from the mind control spell Nine had placed on him, Jubei began travelling the world to destroy the Cauldrons in the Hierarchical Cities to prevent his plans from being realized, a mission he would in turn pass to his apprentice, Ragna the Bloodedge.

Still feared as the strongest being to ever exist, Jubei's prowess as a warrior never diminished in his old age. His Shiranui Drive marks opponents and allows him to attack from almost any direction; combined with his weapons - the Musashi, a pair of katanas that can cut through souls, dimensions and the fabric of reality itself - and his tremendous martial arts experience, anyone who dares underestimate him will meet their end in the blink of an eye.

    Hakumen 
Drive: Zanshin/God Slash
Weapons: Nox Nyctores "Interfectum Malus: Ookami"
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese)

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The Susano'o Unit

Stats
  • Attack : ★★★★★★★★★
  • Speed: ★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★
  • Counter: ★★★★★

Behold... This is my pride.

A long time ago, the Black Beast destroyed Japan and ravaged the rest of the world, with even the world's military forces combined powerless to stop it. Just as all hope seemed lost, a mysterious white warrior emerged, followed by five champions; these six individuals became known as the Six Heroes. Together they slew the beast, but the white warrior then went missing. Years later, Hakumen would be found by Jubei's daughter Kokonoe and he resumed his quest for justice and eradicating evil.

Wielding the "Nox Nyctores Interfectum Malus: Ookami", a sword almost as long as he is tall which can negate Ars Magus and the Susano'o Unit's ability to cut through time itself and kill otherwise immortal beings, Hakumen is one of the most powerful beings in the BlazBlue world and rightly feared by many. His drive, Zanshin/God Slash, is a multi-purpose counter maneuver.


  • Anti-Hero: Hakumen is the de facto leader of the legendary Six Heroes who killed the Black Beast and saved the world. However, he's very arrogant and doesn't really like to associate with people unless it's needed. He also will not hesitate to cut down anybody he feels is a threat to the stability of the world.
  • Anti-Magic: Basically what the Ookami does.
  • Barrier Warrior: His Drive, Zanshin/God Slash, nullifies and counters an enemy attack if it hits. The deflector has a small active window which leaves Hakumen open to attack if the Drive is mistimed.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Hakumen is still one of the most powerful beings in the BlazBlue universe, rivaling his old partner Jubei, despite being limited to only 20-40% of his original power.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the third pack, alongside Naoto and Vatista.
  • The Faceless: Never seen without his mask. It's implied he doesn't have a face under it.
  • Enemy Mine: This happens if you team him up with Ragna, Nu or Hazama.
  • Good Is Not Nice: See Anti-Hero.
  • Leitmotif: SUSANOOH.
  • Knight Templar: Hakumen is convinced that the only way to save the world is for him to eliminate all sources of evil. He is not open to alternatives, and willing to cut down anybody who stands in his path towards this goal.
  • Mighty Glacier: His obscenely high damage and reach combined with his limited mobility and use of the Zanshin/God Slash drive put him firmly in this classification.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Hakumen is effectively a spirit piloting a robotic suit of samurai armour.
  • Parrying Bullets: Can cut down projectiles with his sword, and create a void where the bullets were cut.

Persona 4 Arena Characters

    Yu Narukami 
Persona: Izanagi
Weapon: Katana
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

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Sister Complex Kingpin of Steel
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Luck: ★★★★★
This is a battle we can't lose.

The leader of the Investigation Team, a group of Persona users from Yasogami High investigating the mysterious kidnappings and murders around the town of Inaba. In 2011, he transferred to Inaba to live with relatives while studying. Through his friends, he learned about the Midnight Channel, a rumor stating that those who stare into a blank TV at midnight while it is raining will see the face of their soulmate. He soon awakened to a special power, allowing him to enter a dimension inside the TV and fight creatures called Shadows using his Persona, a manifestation of his inner self. When Midnight Channel-related kidnappings struck Inaba, he formed the Investigation Team to prevent more from occurring.

Alongside the use of a simple katana, Yu utilizes the powers of his multiple Personas, a unique trait attributed to him being a Wild Card. His main Persona is Izanagi of the Fool Arcana; based on one of the deities responsible for Japan's creation, it gives him access to different attacks imbued with the power of electricity.
  • Bash Brothers: With Yosuke, both of them even have a special intro where they high-five one another.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Threatening his cousin Nanako is one easy way to push his Berserk Button.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His stats are 4-star across the board except for his 5-star luck.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Unlike the ones wielded by Jin and Hyde, his katana doesn't seem to have any magical properties behind it aside from being enhanced by Izanagi.
  • The Leader: Of the Investigation Team.
  • Leitmotif: Reach Out To The Truth (P4 Arena ver.).
  • Nice Guy: Promptly symbolized by the relationships he's forged. Also, a lot of his character intros feature him getting along (or at least trying to anyways) with whoever it is he's fighting beside.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: He was a perfectly normal student until he transferred to Inaba and got thrust into a murder mystery.
  • The Power of Friendship: His status as the Wild Card is boosted by forging bonds with others.
  • Red Baron: Called the "Sister Complex Kingpin of Steel" during the P1 Grand Prix. He... doesn't like it.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Like Hyde and his teammates, he's seen fighting in his Yasogami High uniform.
  • Shock and Awe: Specializes in Zio and Electric spells thanks to Izanagi.
  • Shoto Clone: He has Zio as a fairly straight Hadoken variant, Big Gamble serves as his Shoryuken just being done with a katana rather than a fist, and while he has seemingly lost Raging Lion in the transition, he still has Swift Strike acting as his analog for a Hurricane Kick, being a low expansion type move.
  • Super Mode: Izanagi-no-Okami, the Ultimate form of his Initial Persona.
  • Warrior Therapist: Has long played this role to his friends, both in and out of battle.

    Yosuke Hanamura 
Persona: Jiraiya
Weapon: Twin kunai
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (Japanese), Yuri Lowenthal (English)

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Captain Ressentiment
Stats
  • Attack : ★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★★★★★★★★
  • Range: ★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Luck: ★★
Leave it all to me, yeah! Let's go, partner!

Co-founder and unofficial vice-leader of the Investigation Team, Yosuke arrived in Inaba one year before Yu, after his father took over the local supermarket, Junes. He developed a crush on one of Junes' workers, Saki Konishi, but his love ended with a tragedy after she became the second victim of a serial killer using the Midnight Channel and TV World for their own purposes. Enraged, Yosuke entered the TV World with Yu in an attempt to find some clues, but instead he encountered his Shadow, a mirror image born of everything a person tries to deny and hide from the world - in Yosuke's case, it was his boredom, desire to be a "hero", and fear that Saki didn't reciprocate his feelings. After accepting his Shadow as a part of himself and obtaining its power as a Persona, he and Yu formed the Investigation Team to stop the killer and bring them to justice.

Yosuke fights with a pair of kunai and his Persona - Jiraiya of the Magician Arcana, a ninja from Japanese folk legend capable of transforming into a giant toad. Yosuke himself specializes in quick, rapid-fire attacks, while Jiraiya supports him with wind magic and extra strikes.
  • Balloon Belly: One of his attacks has Jiraiya briefly inflating its belly before releasing a cloud of green gas.
  • Bash Brothers: With Yu, both of them even have a special intro where they high-five one another.
  • Blow You Away: Specializes in Garu spells (wind magic), and one of his Distortion Skills, Garudyne, is a large, multi-hitting tornado.
  • Butt-Monkey: Referencing his status in his home series, Yosuke's luck is among his lowest stats at two stars.
    • All of his currently known character interactions aside from Narukami show his partner roasting him, intentionally or not.
  • Fragile Speedster: His fighting style focuses on speed at the cost of durability, as seen by his over-the-top speed ranking.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Almost always seen with headphones hung around his neck, or listening to music from them during battle; he also seemingly lacked any close friends until Yu came to Inaba.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Somehow, he can throw his kunai during a combo and instantly pull a new pair from his sleeves - over and over again.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Often acts very confident, but is very self-conscious about his own flaws.
  • Knife Nut: Fights with two kunai at once, and can throw many more at the opponent.
  • The Lancer: Yu's faithful partner and second-in-command.
  • Leitmotif: The Hero from Junes.
  • Ninja: Yosuke isn't one, but his fighting style is reminiscent of many fighting game ninjas and his persona is one named after a legendary ninja.
  • Red Baron: In the first character trailer he retains "Captain Ressentiment" from the P1 Grand Prix. It's still as insulting as ever;.
  • Small Town Boredom: Stemming from his boredom of the town of Inaba, given that he once lived in the city like Yu. It’s even one of the defining characteristics of his Shadow, and a personal issue that follows him even into the first Arena game. He's a bit of a Hypocrite for claiming this by now, since Yosuke has been involved in supernatural events repeatedly and has saved the world several times before he goes dimension hopping in this game.
  • Verbal Tic: "-ttena" in Japan.

    Chie Satonaka 
Persona: Tomoe
Weapon: Greaves
Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese), Erin Fitzgerald (English)

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Spunky Dragon with Deadly Legs
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★
  • Range: ★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★★★
  • Luck: ★★★
Have a taste of our combination attack!

The third founding member of the Investigation Team, and its first female one to boot. A tough-talking tomboy from Inaba with a penchant for steaks and martial arts, Chie joined upon learning that her best friend Yukiko Amagi appeared on the Midnight Channel and subsequently vanished. Fearing the worst, she ventured into the TV world with Yu and Yosuke to find her, but encountered her Shadow in the rescue attempt. It claimed that she wanted to stay dominant over Yukiko, who she had perceived as being better than her in every way. Upon confronting it with the help of Yu and Yosuke, she awakened to her Persona Tomoe, and joined the team to bring the culprit behind the Midnight Channel murders to justice.

Unlike her allies, Chie primarily fights without weapons, opting to use a variety of crushing kicks and keep on the offensive pressure. Her Persona - Tomoe of the Chariot Arcana, a samurai from 12th century Japan, supports her with a variety of physical attacks and buffs to her damage output.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Yukiko in their team intro.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: As opposed to Azrael using Good Old Fisticuffs, and Waldstein using more savage-looking strikes, Chie's a Martial Artist.
  • Big Eater: It wouldn't be Chie without ranting about steak in her introduction trailer.
  • Bruce Lee Clone: She's a mop-topped Martial Artist who peppers her fight dialogue with Bruce Lee-styled Kiais, and uses a self-taught fighting style with some moves that look straight out of Jeet Kun Do.
  • Kick Chick: Outside of her Persona, Chie's fighting style revolves almost entirely around kicks.
  • Leitmotif: Like the Dragon
  • Modesty Shorts: Wears bike shorts beneath her skirt.
  • Red Baron: In the third character trailer she retains "Spunky Dragon with Deadly Legs" from the P1 Grand Prix.

    Yukiko Amagi 
Persona: Konohana Sakuya
Weapon: Throwing fans
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Amanda Winn Lee (English)

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The Unconquerable Snow Black
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★
  • Range: ★★★★★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Luck: ★★★★
Be awed by our dance!

A shy second year student (third year in Arena) at Yasogami High School, and the fourth member of the Investigation Team. She is the sole heir to the long running Amagi Inn, an inn run by her family in Inaba. After being forced into the TV World and being in danger of becoming the third victim in Inaba's murder case, Yukiko's subconscious manifested as a medieval castle that housed her Shadow. Her Shadow represented her inner feelings of frustration of having no choice but to one day inherit the Amagi Inn. With the help of the Investigation Team, she accepted her Shadow, changing it into the Persona Konohana Sakuya. At this point, she became much more open to others and decided to officially join the Investigation Team to discover who the killer really was.

Yukiko's preferred weapons are traditional fans, which she throws at her opponents to attack. Her Persona Konohana Sakuya of the High Priestess Arcana, named after the blossom princess of Japanese mythology, can use various fire and healing skills to both deal damage to her opponents and assist her allies.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Chie in their team intro.
  • Dance Battler: Some aspects of her fighting style incorporate traditional Japanese dancing.
  • Flower Motif: Cherry blossoms, as seen in Konohana Sakuya’s appearance and her instant kill in Arena.
  • Heal Thyself: Her Dia skills allows her to restore her health. She can also do this to her teammate as an assist.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: It's never explained where she keeps all her fans (since she never retrieves any after throwing them).
  • Improbable Weapon User: She fights using an endless supply of foldable fans. Heck, she even uses melee attacks with them (and these aren't iron War Fans, they're straight paper fans).
  • Lady of War: To such a degree that in their special intro together Gordeau seems quite surprised that Yukiko is even a fighter at all, an assertion that Yukiko is very quick to put down.
  • Leitmotif: Princess Amagi
  • Long-Range Fighter: Specializes in long ranged combos and pressure, and is referenced in her high Range stat.
  • Playing with Fire: Specializes in the Agi line of spells.
  • Red Baron: In the fourth character trailer she retains "The Unconquerable Snow Black" from the P1 Grand Prix.
  • The Hyena: She’s known to have extremely long laughing fits over the most nonsensical of jokes.

    Kanji Tatsumi 

Persona: Take-Mikazuchi
Weapon: Folding Chair
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese)

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The Bloodcurdling Beefcake Emperor

Stats
  • Attack: ★★★★★★★★★
  • Speed: ★★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Luck: ★★
Just kick back and watch... I'll take care of these bozos!

A gruff-looking first year (second year in Arena) from Yasogami High. Despite his menacing exterior, Kanji hides a tender side to himself. He is fiercely devoted to his mother, having once fought an entire biker gang off because of the noise they made keeping her up at night, and even taught himself to sew and work at their textile shop on his off-days. Upon being dragged into the Midnight Channel, Kanji's subconscious forged his dungeon: a homoerotic-themed sauna with his Shadow as its overly flamboyant "host", to represent his desire for acceptance - for people to like him for what he truly was. He was able to find such friends with the Investigation Team, who saved him and allowed him to awaken to his Persona.

A person with a very unique style of unorthodox brawling, Kanji houses a great amount of power with his grappling-based attacks. If he opts to not bash opponents' faces in with his chair, he calls upon the aid of his Persona: Take-Mikazuchi of the Emperor Arcana, named after the Shinto god of thunder, who tosses foes around and summons lightning to smite them.

  • Chairman of the Brawl: Take a guess at what his weapon is.
  • Coat Cape: He wears his Yasogami High uniform like this.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the first pack, alongside Platinum and Orie, which will be available for free during the first two weeks upon release.
  • Grapple Move: Being Persona 4 Arena's requisite grappler Kanji has access to multiple attacks of this type. This'll Hurt! has him throw his opponent across the screen, followed by Take-Mikazuchi materializing above the downed opponent to impale them with a lightning bolt and electrocute them. His Burn To A Crisp! Distortion Skill is an upgraded version of this, throwing the opponent up in the air and having Take-Mikazuchi smash them into the "wall" with a palm full of electricity.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A folding chair.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As described in his bio, he's rough around the edges but ultimately not such a bad guy when you get to know him.
  • Leitmotif: A Pure-Hearted Beast.
  • Mighty Glacier: A very powerful fighter who lacks in speed (although not as much so as Waldstein and Tager).
  • Red Baron: In the sixth character trailer he retains "The Bloodcurdling Beefcake Emperor" from the P1 Grand Prix.
  • Shock and Awe: Take-Mikazuchi has a lightning theme, as well as lighting attacks.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: With how often he throws around swears, he almost gives Ragna a run for his money. Almost.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He lacks formal training in the art of combat, but still managed to fend off an entire gang of bikers unarmed and by himself.

    Aegis 

Persona: Pallas Athena
Weapons: Firearms
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese)
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The Heartless Armed Angel

Stats
  • Attack: ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Luck: ★★★

Joint operation battle. Here we go!

Aegis is a 7th Generation Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon, an android designed to hunt and eliminate Shadows, and the only active model of her kind still active. In 1999, she was activated to eliminate the appraiser of Nyx, the personification of Death itself who would descend on humanity and wipe it out. However, as she was unable to fulfill her task, she instead sealed the appraiser's Arcana of Death within a young boy, who was the sole survivor of a car crash which killed his parents. Upon her reactivation a decade later, she joined S.E.E.S., a group of Persona users from Gekkoukan High School led by Mitsuru Kirijo, who have dedicated themselves to hunting down Shadows. The very same boy the she used to seal Nyx was also a member of this group, and his sacrifice to seal Nyx away inspired Aegis to continue her work as a member of the Shadow Operatives, a Persona black ops division that investigates Shadow-related phenomenon.

In combat, Aegis can dominate up close with her heavy blows and strikes, or from a distance with various ranged weapons such as machine guns, grenade launchers and missiles, which she can boost further by disabling her limiters and entering Orgia Mode. She initially wielded a sole Persona: Pallas Athena of the Chariot Arcana, who specializes in physical attacks, but soon awakened to the Fool's Wild Card ability, allowing her to summon Personas as well.
  • Artificial Human: Her humanoid body was constructed for the purpose of allowing her to use a Persona.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the second pack, alongside Jubei and Carmine.
  • Gratuitous English: Spoken at the end of her trailer.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: In addition to her Finger Guns, she can also produce a Gatling gun, a mortar cannon, and several missile launchers out of seemingly thin air.
  • Inconsistent Dub: Every English localized game in the Persona series before BBTAG have used "Aigis" whereas this one uses "Aegis." While Aegis is her name in the Japanese version, it is not consistent with Atlus USA's previous translations.
  • Leitmotif: Heartful Cry (P4 Arena ver.).
  • Robot Girl: She's the trope image as well.

    Naoto Shirogane 
Persona: Sukuna-Hikona
Weapons: Revolver
Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese)
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The 2000-IQ Killjoy Detective

Stats
  • Attack: ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Instant Kill: 💀

I can’t put up a bad show and bring shame upon the Shirogane name.

A young detective working for the police in Inaba. Descended from a family of detectives, she too wanted to become one, but living under the impression that only men can excel in the profession caused her to disguise herself as a male. During the murder case in Inaba, which she and the rest of the police were investigating with little success, she picked up on the fact that all of the victims appeared on television before being kidnapped. Thus, she allowed herself onto a TV interview and waited to be kidnapped, hoping to discover more about the case. When she was taken and forced into the TV World, she found her Shadow inside the Secret Laboratory, who revealed to the Investigation Team her true gender and fear that once the case is over, the police will stop caring about her because she’s just a child. Upon initially denying it and later accepting her fears and true gender, she gained her Persona and chose to work with the Investigation Team for the rest of the case.

In battle, Naoto fights with a revolver, giving her the advantage of range in battle. With her Persona Sukuna-Hikona, named after the dwarf deity of healing in Japanese legend, she can place a number of traps for her opponent to fall into. She can also cast light and dark based spells which, under the right circumstances, can instantly kill an opponent.


  • Badass Bookworm: She is a Kid Detective who happens to be a playable character in this game.
  • Bifauxnen: As per her usual appearances
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the third pack, alongside Hakumen and Vatista.
  • Insufferable Genius: Hence the reason why she is called the 2000-IQ Killjoy Detective.
  • Kid Detective: Which leads to one of her biggest insecurities due to the police not taking her seriously thanks to her age.
  • Leitmotif: Seeker of Truth.
  • One-Hit Kill: As a carryover from Persona 4 Arena, Naoto can use certain attacks and Skills to deplete a Fate Counter given to her opponent. If it falls to 0, a glowing red skull will appear next to the opponent's Cross Gauge, and Naoto can instantly kill the opposing character by connecting with either her Hamaon or Mudoon Distortion Skills.
  • The Gunslinger: Her main weapon is a revolver.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Her persona can cast both light and dark spells.

Under Night In-Birth Characters

    Hyde 
EXS Ability: Void Red
Weapon: Indulgence of Sever Rending: Insulator
Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura (Japanese), Kyle McCarley (English)

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Boy Who Happened to be Messed With
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Luck: ★★★★
Get in my way and I'll get rid of you!

A normal high school student living alone, he was drawn into the Hollow Night, a phenomenon which saw him nearly killed by invisible beings called Voids. He was saved thanks to the timely intervention of Linne, a nearly-century old being in the body of a young girl, and her ally, the giant Waldstein. The event caused Hyde to awaken to becoming an In-Birth, allowing him to harness the powers of EXS, the source of all things. Grateful, he has since dedicated himself to helping her cause and ending the Hollow Nights for good.

Hyde's EXS Ability, the EXS of Jet Black "Void Red", allows him to summon a mystical weapon called the Indulgence of Rending, or the Insulator. With it, he can destroy the EXS of others, which allows him to kill Immortals and other such beings.
  • Casting a Shadow: Leaves a trail of darkness when swinging Insulator. His EXS Ability Void Red primarily concerns his usage of the Insulator and its various attacks, ranging from dark energy projectiles to a large geyser attack done by planting the blade into the ground.
  • Cessation of Existence: What happens to anyone who is killed by Hyde's Insulator. This stretches up to immortal beings.
  • Cool Sword: The Insulator.
  • Declaration of Protection: Towards Linne in their team intro.
    Hyde: Don't worry, I'll protect you.
    Linne: Hmph...That's my line, you amateur.
  • Hair Antennae: A staple in the Under Night series.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Hyde's motivation is to return to his peaceful life.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Linne, who saved him during one fateful Hollow Night.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His stats are 4-star across the board.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Guess what his weapon looks like.
  • Leitmotif: Scraper Sky High.
  • Multicolored Hair: Blonde at the front and black at the back.
  • Nice Guy: In contrast to his completely punk-like appearance and mannerisms. He's willing to help out anyone who needs a hand, but turns into a relentless Hot-Blooded warrior if provoked.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Was just a simple 2nd year high-school student before that fateful night. He is only armed with a month of formal training and what he remembers from his childhood kendo lessons.
  • Real Men Cook: Is lauded by his house-mates for his excellent culinary abilities.
  • Red Baron: Due to his relatively limited experience in dealing with the Hollow Night, he's referred to as the Unknown Actor by the Void-hunting organization called the Licht Kreis.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Especially if you're forced into a fight with him.
  • Reverse Grip: Frequently used in Hyde's swordplay for his rekkas and anti-airs.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: As with Yu, he fights while wearing his school uniform.
  • Scratch Damage: Just like in his home game, his sword based normals can inflict chip damage on block.
  • Shotoclone: His projectile move is the Black Orbiter, his Shoryuken is Red Clad Craver, and his hurricane kick-esque move is Vacant Shift.
  • Sword Plant: Utilized in his Shadow Scare specials and Gyre Vortex Distortion Skill.

    Linne 
EXS Ability: Speed Star
Weapons: Mumei (No Name) and Nanashi (Nameless)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese)

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Reincarnation
Stats
  • Attack : ★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Luck: ★★★★
Hurry up and get ready. Let down your guard... and you'll be dead the next instant.

The wandering princess of the now defunct Yato clan, an organization which keeps order during the Hollow Night. Despite looking like a young girl, Linne has been alive for more than a hundred years; she was an unwilling volunteer to bear one of the secret Yato abilities of Reincarnation onto her soul. This technique forcibly transfers Linne's consciousness into a new body upon death, technically making her immortal. Her brother, Kuon, was a willing host to the other secret ability of Immortality but soon left the organization as it fell under a schism. Linne followed suit and left her ancestral home and wandered the country with Waldstein to find a way to permanently end her life. She saved Hyde from a void attack and mentored him after discovering the nature of his EXS ability being capable of ending her life once and for all. In exchange for a roof over her head, she trains him and prepares him for the Hollow Night as well as discover the reason for her brother's reappearance.

Linne possesses the EXS of Agility, Speed Star - increasing her mobility and allowing her to blitz opponents from any direction. To do so, she keeps a light loadout, only wielding two weapons in battle: a longsword named Mumei, and a dagger named Nanashi.
  • Blade Spam: Her Mujin special is her carving the enemy in front of her multiple times with her knife.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields a large sword called Mumei and a folding knife called Nanashi.
  • Fragile Speedster: Boasts excellent movement and multi-hitting combos, but cannot do much when she gets hurt.
  • In the Hood: Wears a hoodie, but takes off the hood before fighting.
  • Laser Blade: One of her Distortion Skills, God Mower (aka Kannagi), transforms Mumei into a really large one.
  • Leitmotif: Night Walker.
  • The Mentor: To Hyde. She's almost like Rachel when it comes to this role, except that Linne's more willing.
  • Named Weapons: Ironically enough, the names she's given to both of her weapons roughly translate to "No Name" (Nanashi) and "Nameless" (Mumei).
  • Really 700 Years Old: Her spirit forcibly inhabits the body of a young girl when her old vessel dies or is killed. While she may look like a child, she's lived for centuries. That said, she's tired of being immortal and intends to have Hyde kill her when all is said and done.
  • Rebellious Princess: Subverted. She is referred by many as the Princess of the Night Blade but the Night Blade organization hardly exists anymore and she's out to undo her curse rather than uphold whatever goal her people once strove for.
  • Red Baron: Best known as the Princess of the Night Blade.
  • Reverse Grip: Holds both her weapons like this.
  • Shotoclone: Her projectile is her Kuuga special, her Shoryuken is her Getsurin special.
  • Spin Attack: Her Kannagi Distortion Skill has her doing multiple spinning slashes with her shining sword before smashing the ground to create a Pillar of Light.

    Waldstein 
EXS Ability: Hecatoncheir
Weapons: Iron Claws: The Destroyers
Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (Japanese)

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Hecatonchair
Stats
  • Power: ★★★★★★★★★★
  • Speed: ★
  • Range: ★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Luck: ★★★
Allow me to test how much can your "vessel" hold.

A hulking giant who has lived for more than a century, Waldstein once served the Licht Kreis, an organization which was dedicated to the protection of the Hollow Night and a rival to the Night Blade. He defected upon encountering Kuon, then the Night Blade's leader, and became the sworn protector of Linne from that point onwards. Waldstein continued to stay by her side even after the organization was ruined, in hopes of aiding her in ending the Hollow Night and finding the end she desperately seeks. As such, the duo have taken up residence in Hyde's home, training him in the ways of combat as their investigation continues.

Fitting for a man of his size, Waldstein boasts great striking power thanks to his EXS Ability: Hecatoncheir, the EXS of Mountainous Strength. To make best use of his thunderous punches and grapples, he dons a pair of custom-made iron gauntlets called The Destroyers, which allows him to stretch his reach out to compensate for his low mobility.
  • Badass Grandpa: The man has lived for over 100 years, and he's STILL kicking ass!
  • Blade Spam: His Wirbelwind special has him slashing a few times with his claws.
  • Blood Knight: His intro trailer has him looking forward to having some fun with all the new challengers around him.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He has a design that just screams villain, but he's one of the good guys in UNIEL.
  • Deadly Lunge: His Sturmangriff Distortion Skill has him lunging forward. If he hits, he then proceeds to drag the enemy towards the wall, then drag them again towards the other wall.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: One of his attacks is hurling a rock at the opponent.
  • Face of a Thug: Waldstein looks very imposing and frightening, but he serves Linne, one of the main heroines from their home series.
  • Grapple Move: As a dedicated grappler character, he has a number of powerful grab moves.
  • Gratuitous German: His special moves are all named in German.
  • Ground-Shattering Landing: Courtesy of his Werfen Erschlagen (Throw Slayer) Distortion Skill.
  • Heroic Build: He's a massive mountain of muscle, and serves one of the heroes of his game.
  • Leitmotif: Maximum Power
  • Mighty Glacier: He is very strong, but very slow, as evident by his 10-star Power and 1-star Speed. Notably, he is one of the only characters in the game who walks by default, and has to dash manually.
  • Parrying Bullets: His large claws can be used to crush incoming projectiles.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Kuon, and to Linne by extension of the former's request.
  • Wolverine Claws: A rather large and long pair at that.

    Gordeau 
EXS Ability: Snatcher
Weapons: Demon Sickle: Devourer
Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)

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Harvester
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Grim Reaper: ★★★★★★
I'll teach you... how to fight.

A former member of Amnesia, an organization seeking to free the Hollow Night from the control of Licht Kreis, Gordeau separated from the group to seek revenge for his friend’s death at the hands of the Crimson Knight, one of the more extremist members of the Licht Kreis. While he has defected, he still cares for his old comrades in Amnesia and is willing to put himself in harm’s way for their sake. Nowadays, he is known merely as the "Ever-Victorious Mercenary".

Gordeau’s EXS Ability, the EXS of Greed “Snatcher”, allows him to rip out pieces of another’s soul. The power appears in the form of long purple claws on his right hand. His weapon is a hollowed scythe called Demon Sickle: Devourer which he can summon out of thin air and can also harvest the souls of his enemies.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: His ability, the EXS of Greed Snatcher, is supposed to rip out pieces of his opponent's soul. He's also a very laid back man who cares deeply for his comrades.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He wears dark clothing, has dark powers, and looks pretty intimidating, but he's a down to earth guy.
  • Hammerspace: He normally doesn't wield his scythe, he only calls it onto his hand during certain moves.
  • Leitmotif: Rushing Heart
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: Wears a purple Badass Longcoat and nothing underneath.
  • Red Baron: Known as the Ever-Victorious Mercenary. He is sometimes referred by his Amnesia alias, the Greedy Harvester.
  • Sinister Scythe: Wields one called Devourer. Unlike Ragna and Ruby's, it doesn't transform, but gives him more reach.
  • Spin Attack: His Grim Reaper and Aim Opening special moves. His Turbulence Distortion Skill takes this Up to Eleven.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Gordeau can't believe Yukiko is a fighter at all, not realizing that her Persona can start a towering inferno in seconds. Yukiko gets quite offended at Gordeau for thinking she's helpless.
  • With My Hands Tied: He usually keeps one of his hands in his pocket when fighting. He only lets it out for certain attacks, which reveals that he has long nails.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: His Shade Harvest special (done after Mortal Slide special) has him drag the opponent towards him with his scythe.

    Orie 

EXS Ability: Thanatos
Weapon: Guardian of Law and Order: The Ruler
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese)
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Licht Kreis Executor

Stats
  • Attack: ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★★
As long as we walk the path of righteousness... we shall never know defeat.

Ten years ago, Orie Ballardiae saw her parents murdered at the hands of a Void who could communicate in human languages. Before she could meet that same fate, the Licht Kreis - now an all-female organization dedicated to hunting Voids - saved her as she awoke to her powers as an In-Birth. Since then, she was raised in an orphanage run by the group, and taught how to survive the Hollow Nights alongside her friends and teammates, earning the rank of Fifth Executor in the process. Eventually, she was ordered to move to Japan to investigate the early movements of the Amnesia faction, and transferred into Hyde's school as cover.

Upon becoming an Executor, Orie earned The Ruler, a rapier which she handles with equal parts grace and efficiency. Her EXS of Purity "Thanatos" is synced to the sword, allowing her to summon a spirit from it to fight alongside her.


  • Blade Spam: A staple of her weapon class, Orie is able to quickly stab at her enemies in rapid succession.
  • Church Militant: As per her position as a ranked Executor of Licht Kreis.
  • Combat Stilettos: Goes into a battle wearing 15 cm heels.
  • Deadly Lunge: Her Divine Thrust specials sends her charging forward with her rapier.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the first pack, alongside Platinum and Kanji, which will be available for free during the first two weeks upon release.
  • Guardian Entity: Thanatos, the spirit within her rapier fights alongside her.
  • Kick Chick: When it's not using her own rapier or Thanatos' blade, Orie is exceptionally well-versed with kicking.
  • Leitmotif: Purity and Strictly.
  • Light 'em Up: Thanatos' blade and aura are composed of light.
  • Puppet Fighter: Much like the Persona characters, Orie is assisted by Thanatos.
  • Royal Rapier: The Ruler she wields.
  • Ship Tease: She's rather close with Hyde.
  • Sword Plant: Her Luminous Embrace Distortion Skill involves her planting her rapier while Thanatos' own blade sends out waves of light pillars.

    Carmine 

EXS Ability: Blood Spike
Weapon: Rein Blood
Voiced by: Takashi Kondo (Japanese)
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Insanity & Pleasure

Stats
  • Attack: ★★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Blood: ★★★★★★

Well, you better not bore me...

A literally blood-thirsty In-Birth, Carmine has sought out fight after fight every Hollow Night for the thrill of combat. His origins are relatively unknown other than being a senior student in the same high school as Hyde and Orie. While he is aware of the conflict between Amnesia and the Licht Kreis that dominates the Hollow Nights, he cares little about it. To him, all that matters is defeating anyone in his path who even so much as looks at him funny.

Carmine's EXS Ability, the EXS of Lifeblood "Blood Spike", is a rare power, allowing him to weaponize his very blood in battle. His imagination is the limit, as he can form daggers, traps, lances and the like. While this does eat away at his vitality, he can regain his lost strength by sapping the blood of others.
  • Bloody Murder: His EXS Ability allows him to use his blood in battle and create weapons with it.
  • Blood Knight: Carmine fights for the simple thrill of fighting and laughing at the face of his defeated opponents. His confrontational disposition was what led him to seek out being bit by a Void intentionally to gain his abilities.
  • Boredom Montage: He hopes that the new challengers won't bore him out.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Any specials that creates a pool of blood will cost him health, with most of them being projectiles and long range attacks. Unlike his home-series however, his HP costs are slightly mitigated by the presence of recoverable red-health which allows him to utilize his health more freely.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the second pack, alongside Jubei and Aegis.
  • Glass Cannon: Has great options for zoning and close combat but his use of HP in his special attacks makes him a bit more fragile.
  • Leitmotif: Bad Surface.
  • Life Drain: To offset his Cast from Hit Points, he can replenish some of his health with both his normal throw and command throw.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Carmine'a hair is actually white, but before battle, he dyes it red... With his own blood.
  • Red Baron: Known on the streets as Carmine Prime. The name Carmine isn't even his real name however.
  • Wild Card: In comparison to the other characters, Carmine has no specific ties to any organization which makes his addition to the roster a puzzling one in a story stand-point as he doesn't get along with others at all. Whereas Gordeau is at least amicable and isn't too involved with the Night Blade and is on edge against Licht Kreis, Carmine feels nothing but contempt for large groups. He even outright states he hates groups and prefers to fight by himself.

    Vatista 
FLS Ability: Restriction
Weapon: Aegis-Attributor: Crimson Wings: Seven Flowers
Voiced by: Nao Touyama (Japanese)
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The Autonomic Nerve
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★★★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★★

*Yaaawwnnn* Sleepy...

Vatista is one of the last remaining Autonomic Nerves, magical constructs built in ancient times to watch over the Hollow Night and exterminate the Voids that infest it. Long ago, she was involved in a conflict between the Night Blade and Licht Kreis. She remained dormant and inactive for many years afterwards, before being awakened during Hyde's first Hollow Night after becoming an In-Birth. Hyde invited her to live at his house alongside Linne and Waldstein after she decided to remain awake to investigate the circumstances behind the event further.

As she is a construct and not an In-Birth, Vatista utilizes FLS, a different but similar energy to EXS which acts as an artificial version of it in combat. She fights with the Aegis Attributor a set of six Razor Wings she can manipulate as blades and her close-combat fighting involve many ballet-like movement. Her primary ability is to manipulate light in projectiles such as beams, fireballs, short-range blasts, and explosive crystals.
  • Ambiguously Human: It hasn't been fully explained what an Autonomic Nerve actually is, so it's uncertain whether Vatista is a Homunculi, a robot, or some combination of the two.
  • Badass Adorable: She is ranked as level ten in her Kawaii stat, and she's one of the most powerful characters in her home game's story.
  • Beam Spam: She's able to constantly throw out beams of light that stretch across the screen in an instant, and incorporates them into her melee combos as well.
  • Downloadable Content: Part of the third pack, alongside Hakumen and Naoto.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: The BlazBlue fans might think of her as "If Lambda had Rachel's taste in clothing."
  • Hair Antennae: In the shape of a halo, to add to her angel motif.
  • Leitmotif: Snow Sisters.
  • Long-Range Fighter: She's still punishing at close range, but the amount of projectiles in her skillset justifies her breaking the ratings scale on the Range stat. Funny enough, her sheer difficulty in her home game gives her so many options that she can be used for horrific rushdowns as well. It remains to be seen for this game because Arc Sys definitely had to make her much easier, so she likely lost some her more crazy tricks.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Big time. Even when she's floating in the air, over a foot of it rests on the ground.
  • Razor Wings: Her Aegis Attributor, and her weapon of choice.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She's rather mild-mannered most of the time, but if you threaten the tranquility of the Hollow Night, she won't rest until she beats your ass.
  • Sequel Difficulty Drop: Vatista is infamous for the insane level that she is considered Difficult, but Awesome. She is already confirmed to be much easier in this game, even more so than some of the easier characters from other series. Vatista's home incarnation in Under Night In-Birth is widely seen as one of the hardest characters to play ever created for a 2D fighter. The entirety of her moves are charge moves, even ones that go in the opposite of the usual directions, she even has unconventional directional charges in the air, along with button holding that needs to be done in the middle of combos that make her basically impossible to play on a standard console gamepad. As a result, Vatista is never removed from top tier nor is her insane power complained about by the UNI player base, because it's accepted that it is humanly impossible for even super high-level players to use her without making a ton of mistakes in mechanical execution alone. None of this was ported to this game, as Cross Tag only uses quarter-circle motions and has more simplistic universal systems. This also means that she lost a great deal of her more insane tech and unshakable top-tier power by gaining more weaknesses than her opponent relying on the Vatista player to make execution errors.
  • Sleepyhead: See the above quote. Vatista is only awake when she's required to kill something, so she's spent many years in a dormant state.
  • The Stoic: She's far from emotive, and very rarely sheds the same blank facial expression.
  • Tron Lines: She has red ones that line her clothing. They are actually Curse Commandments that allow her to use her FLS abilities.

RWBY Characters

    Ruby Rose 

Semblance: Speed
Weapon: High-Caliber Sniper-Scythe: Crescent Rose
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese), Lindsay Jones (English)

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Red Like Roses
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★★★★
Oh, this looks interesting! Mind if I join the fight?

A Huntress in training, she was raised on heroic stories told to her by her late mother Summer Rose and dreamed of being a great Huntress just like her to help others in need. Trained to wield her custom made weapon Crescent Rose thanks to her uncle Qrow Branwen, her skills with the weapon allowed her to foil a robbery, which impressed Professor Ozpin; she was subsequently allowed to transfer early into his school, the prestigious Beacon Academy, to continue her training. To help hone her potential, Ozpin placed Ruby in a team alongside her older half-sister Yang Xiao Long, heiress Weiss Schnee, and the Faunus Blake Belladonna, forming Team RWBY.

Using her Aura, Ruby can tap into her Semblance of Speed, allowing her to dash and move around at speeds faster than the eye can see. She also wields a hybrid weapon she personally made called the Crescent Rose, which can take the form of a scythe, or an anti-armor sniper rifle which can fire bullets infused with multiple Dust elements.
  • Adaptational Curves: Ruby's official artwork changes her Beacon Saga outfit, turning her top into a two-piece jacket/shirt that, combined with her corset, makes her a little more top-heavy like her sister, Yang. Compare her original artwork with the game's official artwork. While it is subverted in her battle sprite's proportions, the 2D animated version in the English Dub trailer shows that the trope is still in effect.
  • Adorkable: Being socially awkward and endearing seem to define her character.
  • Badass Adorable: She's an incredibly cute girl who is also a powerful Huntress in training. Case in point, her official luck stat is replaced with "Kawaii," in which she has a rank of 12.
  • Badass Cape: Has her Beacon Saga outfit and the cool cape it comes with.
  • BFG: Crescent Rose can also become a large anti-armor sniper rifle which can fire specialized Dust bullets. Ruby can use the large recoil to boost her mobility.
  • Blood Knight: Seems overjoyed when she decides to drop in at the end of the reveal trailer.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's noticeably more stacked here than in her series. On top of that, that half-scythe, half-gun of hers isn't exactly for show. As mentioned above however, this is subverted in that her actual battle sprite is about as big as you'd expect a typical 15 year old girl to be, but this comes back into question with the 2D animation seen in the English Dub trailer where she's still quite busty.
  • Cute Bruiser: Just look at her "Kawaii" rating!
  • Dash Attack: One of her Distortion Skills, Petal Burst, has her spin around rapidly and charge through her opponent, much like the attack she used to end the food fight in Volume 2.
  • Flash Step: Her Semblance boosts her speed, making her move faster than the eye can see.
  • Flower Motifs: Aside from her name, rose petals appear when she uses her Semblance.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": She absolutely gushes over Ragna's weapon in a unique intro should the two be on the same team.
  • Leitmotif: Ruby Mix (BBTAG Special) - A medley of the songs This Will Be The Day and Red Like Roses Part II
  • Little Red Fighting Hood: Looking at her design makes it very obvious as to which literary figure she was inspired by.
  • Magic Skirt: Monty Oum's patented "Anti-Upskirt Technology" is in full effect here as any strike that dares to to lift up her skirt doesn't.
  • Nice Girl: Ruby is kind, optimistic and cheerful to a fault.
  • Otaku: When it comes to weapons. It might be played up here more than in her own series since she is fangirling over Ragna's Bloodscythe in their team intro (to the point where he has to physically hold her back) and in her intro with Es she says she is more interested in Es's Murakumo than the Azure (you know, the source of ultimate power that can grant any wish and change the entire world however one desires).
  • Perky Goth: Looks like a goth but is actually bubbly and cheerful.
  • Scratch Damage: When in Resonance Blaze, her Crescent Rose based normal attacks can inflict chip damage on block.
  • Sinister Scythe: The primary form of her Crescent Rose.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female among the four main protagonists of each series.
  • Spin Attack: She has an air special where she falls to the ground while spinning her scythe. Her second Distortion Skill called Petal Dance, which is based off of an attack sequence she performed from the Red Trailer, involves lots of spinning and twirling of the scythe coupled with point blank sniper fire.
  • Super Speed: Her Semblance, aptly named "Speed." It allows her to move at high speeds but seems to be limited to dashing in one direction at a time.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Crescent Rose can take the form of a large scythe, or an anti-armor rifle.

    Weiss Schnee 

Semblance: Glyphs
Weapon: Multi Action Dust Rapier: Myrtenaster
Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese), Kara Eberle (English)

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Mirror Mirror
Stats
  • Attack : ★★★
  • Speed: ★★★★★
  • Range: ★★★★★
  • Casual: ★★★★
  • Kawaii: ★★★★★★★★★★★★
If we´re going to do this, we're going to have to do this together.

The heiress to the Schnee Dust Company, Weiss Schnee became a Huntress training at Beacon to escape the oppressive grasp of her abusive father, Jacques. Looking up towards her older sister Winter, Weiss strives to be a great Huntress but has a major superiority streak which caused her to butt heads with all her teammates, but especially Ruby due to her perceived inexperience.

She wields the revolver/rapier Myrtenaster in battle, using it to channel various Dust capsules and invoke their powers in her sword play. As her name and literary inspiration imply, she does favor a lot of ice attacks, but her various Dust attacks allow her to use a mix of different elements in conjunction with her Semblance ability to create glyphs from which to project her attacks.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Has yet to really be seen, but this take on Weiss seems more willing to work in teams rather than be snooty like when she was introduced. Keep in mind that this version of her takes place before the Time Skip. She seems to be friendly with Ruby in her pre-battle quote, whereas in the show she was for a long time incredibly dismissive of her partner and didn't respect her abilities at all.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: When it comes to the scar on her right side.
  • Badass Adorable: Like Ruby, a cute teenage girl who is also a Huntress in-training and a skilled fighter for her age. Her Kawaii stat is also 12 stars.
  • BFS: One of her Distortion Skills has her create and attack with a sword much larger than she is, just like she did in the finale of Volume 2.
  • Criss-Cross Attack: One of her Distortion Skills is her knocking her foe up with a dashing strike, then she bounces off her glyphs as she strikes through the midair enemy multiple times from different positions.
  • Cute Bruiser: Along with the other members of Team RWBY, she has one of the highest "Kawaii" ratings.
  • Fairytale Motifs: Weiss is based a lot on Snow White.
  • Geometric Magic: Her Glyphs takes form of magic circles, which has multiple different utilities.
  • Girly Bruiser: Her idle animation has her daintily check her nails.
  • An Ice Person: Her Dust lets her use many different elemental attacks, but ice is her firm favorite. This manifests in game as her firing icicles from various angles as projectiles, generating spires of ice for a reversal or super, or even generating an ice wall that can block projectiles. This wall can also allow her to perform corner pressure mid screen since the space it occupies cannot be walked over once generated (but it can be destroyed or jumped over since it isn't very tall).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her Character Development is sliding up the scale from the "Jerk" end to the "Heart of Gold" end to become a Lovable Alpha Bitch instead. Weiss is sometimes snooty and bratty and demands to her allies that they pull their weight in battle, but at the same time she's also very supportive of them, not just in fights where she often saves her teammates with her versatile Semblance and sometimes even takes a hit for them (big deal when you keep in mind she's delicate), but also outside of combat, offering words of encouragement.
  • Lady of War: Befitting a girl of her class, her fighting style is poised, elegant, and graceful.
  • The Lancer: Within her team, to Ruby. An arrangement she wasn't exactly thrilled with at first.
  • Leitmotif: Weiss Mix (BBTAG Special) - A medley of the songs Mirror Mirror and It's My Turn
  • Magic Knight: Able to cast glyphs to use as platforms and barriers and even mix them up with her Dust, Weiss is highly versatile as a fighter.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Weiss's weapon, the Myrtenaster, is a rapier with a revolver compartment that stores Dust used for spells.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: When she jumps in after her tag partner is defeated:
  • Rapunzel Hair: If Weiss were to undo the ponytail/bun combo she sports and let her hair loose it would easily reach well down her calves. In her official art for the game it would be practically be at her feet.
  • Royal Rapier: Part rapier, part revolver and part magic wand, Myrtenaster is however all-parts stylish.
  • Sigil Spam: Her "snowflake" motif which appears on her glyph Semblance, which she uses a lot.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Even though they're on good terms, Weiss will often chastise Ruby.

    Blake Belladonna 

Semblance: Shadow
Weapon: Variant Ballistic Chain Scythe: Gambol Shroud
Voiced by: Yu Shimamura (Japanese), Arryn Zech (English)

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From Shadows

I'm a member of Team RWBY, I can't afford to disappoint.

A Huntress student at Beacon Academy and part of Team RWBY, she used to be part of the Faunus terrorist organization White Fang until she stepped out, realizing how inhumane their methods were. As Faunus are often prejudiced towards, she hides her cat ears under the ribbon on her head. Despite her efforts to start a new life and move away from her past, issues regarding Faunus prejudice still rile her up from time to time.

In combat, she's an agile fighter who wields Gambol Shroud, a mix of an automatic pistol and katana that she can turn into a sickle with a long ribbon to manipulate it from a distance. It also has a sharpened sheath that she wields alongside the first weapon. Her Shadow semblance lets her create shadow images of herself to distract and overwhelm her foes.
  • Adaptational Curves: While Blake was never really a slouch in the bust department, she, much like Ruby, has also received a bit of a bump up for her character art. While subverted in her actual battle sprite's proportions, the English Dub trailer shows that she still has this in effect.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She has black hair (obviously), and when she first met Ruby and Yang, she wanted little to do with them, telling them to leave her alone so she could read her book in peace.
  • Badass Bookworm: Often can be seen with her nose buried in the pages of a book, but she can keep up with her teammates.
  • Casting a Shadow: By combining her Semblance with Dust, Blake can create a special clone that turns to mist when hit. If Blake steps into the mist, she turns transparent.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Using Dust she can create a clone out of earth, as opposed to the standard intangible ones.
  • Downloadable Content: The first DLC character to be announced and will be released on her own at launch. ASW announced during the EVO 2018 announcement and over Twitter that she will be free of charge, as will her partner Yang.
  • Dual Wield: Gambol Shroud comes in two parts, the main sword/machine gun/kusarigama and its bladed sheath. She can wield both of them at the same time.
  • Fairytale Motifs: Less obvious than Ruby or Weiss, but Blake is based on Beauty and the Beast's Belle.
  • Leitmotif: Blake Mix (BBTAG Special) - A medley of the songs From Shadows and Like Morning Follows Night
  • Little Bit Beastly: A trait shared by all Faunus. In her case this manifests as a pair of cat ears, which she normally keeps covered by her bow.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Blake's weapon, the Gambol Shroud, is a katana that can transform into a pistol and a small kusarigama scythe.
  • Playing with Fire: She can use Dust to create a clone made of fire that explodes when hit.
  • Reverse Grip: Holds both her blades like this in her neutral stance.
  • The Smart Guy: Though Weiss sometimes makes a claim to it, Blake is the most academic of Team RWBY and the one who usually explains things to her teammates.

    Yang Xiao Long 

Semblance: Rage
Weapon: Dual Ranged Shot Gauntlets: Ember Celica
Voiced By: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Barbara Dunkelman (English)

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I Burn

The older half-sister of Ruby Rose and the fourth member of Team RWBY, her early years were marred with having to take care of her little sister after her birth mother, Raven, walked out just after she was born and Ruby's mother, Summer, died. A lonely girl hiding behind a boisterous and party-loving attitude, Yang seeks to make sure Ruby is protected at all costs, even happily accepting her admission into Beacon Academy.

In combat, Yang wields the powerful Ember Celica, shotgun gauntlets that augment her already amazing close-range combat capabilities. Her Semblance increases her combat potential the harder she's struck, though she can easily lose control of that if she's angered... such as having her hair cut.
  • Adaptational Curves: Yang's always been busty, but this game has her near Gag Boobs size. Each one is around the size of her head! Although this would be subverted in her actual battle sprite's proportions, in the 2D animation in the English Dub trailer this is still the case.
  • The Big Guy: Yang is the physically strongest and most resilient of Team RWBY, and quite likely the best fighter of the four as well. Her fighting style is not graceful or elegant by any means, but her sheer power lets her win most times.
  • Blood Knight: Yang's motivation for becoming a Huntress: to be able to travel the world and put herself In Harm's Way, and if she got to help people on the way then that was a plus.
  • Boobs of Steel: Yang's always had this going on. She's a hand-to-hand brawler and she's stacked, though her breasts are comically huge in this game. Her artwork makes her look even bustier than Makoto, who has the second largest breast size in BlazBlue! Of course in actual battle, her sprites are toned down to better match the original show, though the 2D animation in the English Dub trailer has this still be the case.
  • Downloadable Content: Like Blake, she's a DLC character and the second to be released on her own. She'll be a free download to boot, although unlike Blake, she won't be available at launch.
  • Fairytale Motifs: Yep, you guessed it. Yang is Goldilocks.
  • Gainaxing: Has a pretty visible bounce in her sprite animations.
  • Leitmotif: Yang Mix (BBTAG Special) - A medley of the songs I Burn and Armed and Ready
  • Playing with Fire: Yang's Ember Celica comes loaded with incendiary ammunition, augmenting her already powerful punches with explosive flaming blasts. When her Rage Semblance kicks in, she seems to become wreathed in fire and combined with her distinctive blonde mane, it's quite a sight.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Yang's weapon, the Ember Celica, is a pair of shotgun gauntlets.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Unlike Ruby and Blake, whose artwork made them a little more appealing, Yang has always been this way. What's notable, however, is that she's even bustier than in her native series. Though her sprite still is nothing to scoff at given what it's based on, Artwork and 2D animation in the English Dub trailer would be proof of this.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: Because if you do, you will die.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: Especially when they're mounted on Power Fists. This combination is Yang's weapon of choice, Ember Celica.

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