Characters: BlazBlue: Non-Player Characters
, much like Guilty Gear
, has plenty of Rummage Sale Rejects
to go around. These are all the non-playable characters who show up in the story. Some of them play a significant part of it, while others are just extras who really don't play much part in anything. Voice actors are listed as Japanese/English.
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The legendary creature that threatened the safety of the entire world, before its defeat at the hands of the Six Heroes. It exuded Seithr from its own body and covered the planet, causing many areas to become inhospitable, and even altering some of the creatures and turning them into violent beasts. A warrior named Bloodedge was responsible for causing the Beast to fall silent for one year, sacrificing his life to do so. This time frame allowed the people to develop and learn how to use magic, and, along with the Six Heroes, combat the Black Beast head on.
- Bigger Bad: Subverted as it was a failed experiment created by Terumi.
- Cataclysm Backstory: Responsible for it.
- Demon of Human Origin: Terumi reveals in Continuum Shift that it was a failed cauldron, one that Terumi himself created.
- Diabolus Ex Nihilo: It's appearance and rampage pretty much establish the series` setting.
- The Dreaded: It goes without saying that this thing is the most feared being in the entire Blazblue series, especially given how much damage it was able to do. It very nearly drove mankind to extinction had it not been for some untimely heroes.
- Eldritch Abomination: Certainly looks the part, and supplementary material confirms its origin counts; it comes from the depths of the boundary, an area that drives most men mad. Furthermore, most things in the world of Blazblue are of 'the logic' (the classical elements fire, water, wind and earth and the origins light and darkness). The Black Beast is not, which is why conventional weapons (ie the nukes that were fired at it) were ineffective against him. It required the use of attacks that are themselves outside the logic (Ars Magus et al, Magic and Sorcery) to combat it.
- For the Evulz: According to Jubei, there was no rhyme or reason for its rampage across the world.
- Hate Plague: Most of those who didn't just die from seithr experienced this.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: It exuded seithr, an invisible, malodorous lethal gas that wiped out a sizable percentage of the world's population. Later on, the Six Heroes taught humanity how to reuse this element as magic, eventually leading to the crafting of the Ars Magus.
- Orochi: Bears a stunning resemblance to him. The Murakumo sword (Nu) is its core, and it is defeated by Susanooh (Hakumen).
- Not Quite Dead: It managed to survive it's encounter with the Six Heroes, and it's remains are the Azure Grimoire currently serving as Ragna's right arm. Additionally, the longer Ragna uses the Azure the more of a chance it has of consuming him and turning him into a humanoid Black Beast. And that's exactly what happens in one of his bad endings in CS, and CP's True Ending.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over
- Sigil Spam: While every character has their own crest, the Black Beast's appears in more places, most notably as the logo for the series. If you look closer, it's crest is actually a combination of Ragna's and Nu's
An unsung hero of the Dark War, he managed to stop the Black Beast for a year by sacrificing himself. This small window he created allowed the Six Heroes to teach humankind how to use Ars Magus, and to amass a greater and stronger following. He is, in reality, Ragna circa Chrono Phantasma sent to the past so Rachel could create a stable time loop.
- Amnesiac Hero: He starts out only knowing his name and important parts of world history.
- Anime Hair
- Artificial Limbs: His right arm is the Azure Grimoire. His left is artificial as well.
- Badass: He held off the Black Beast for a year to buy the Six Heroes some time. This span of time was actually much, much shorter for him inside the Black Beast's core.
- Badass Longcoat: The same one Ragna uses.
- BFS: The same Blood-Scythe given to Ragna.
- Declaration of Protection: To Celica.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: He's wearing his jacket on only one side; the other half of his coat hangs down freely.
- Fish Out of Temporal Water: Many of the things he knows, like Ars Magus, the Six Heroes, and the Dark War, take place much later than the year he's in. As a result, nobody knows what he's talking about. This is because Bloodedge is from the future.
- The Greatest Story Never Told: He bought the Six Heroes the year they needed to arm humanity against the Black Beast — by sacrificing himself to put the Black Beast in a coma for a year. Nobody aside from the Six Heroes (and Celica) knew this.
- Handicapped Badass: Blind in right eye, and his right arm is paralyzed, but he was still able to hold his own against Jubei in a fight (albeit barely). His right eye and arm return to normal whenever Celica isn't around.
- Hero of Another Story: Subverted when you really think about it. This is because, it turns out that he is the same Hero, from the same story. He is actually a time-displaced, semi-amnesiac Ragna. Specifically, he is Ragna circa Chrono Phantasma, sent back in time by Rachel to create a Stable Time Loop.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Retconned in Chrono Phantasma as he didn't actually die. After the year the Black Beast lay dormant (however a much much shorter time for him) it spat him out giving him time to tell Celica they'd meet again in the future before Rachel returned him to his proper time to finish her stable time loop.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Locked into Strangeness: He used to have blond hair when he was a kid.
- Mystical White Hair
- One-Handed Zweihänder: Mostly because he only has one working arm.
- One Steve Limit: Played with. One of the things Bloodedge remembers is that his name is "Ragna", the same as Ragna the Bloodedge, who added "the Bloodedge" to his name to honor Bloodedge's sacrifice. This is because Bloodedge and Ragna the Bloodedge are the same person.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Celica.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot
- The Promise: He promises Celica that he will return to her once he deals with the Black Beast. He eventually would once the Black Beast expunged him with Rachel's help, but it was only long enough for him to tell her that they would meet again in the future before he's returned to his original time.
- He also makes another promise with Nine. In exchange for him confronting the Black Beast and buying time for the world to prepare for a counterattack, Nine would, within the one year that Bloodedge created for humanity, create a weapon powerful enough to defeat the Black Beast.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Due to his amnesia, Ragna doesn't remember how shit his life was in the present timeline. As a result, he's far more mellow and easy-going. Though his attitude and personality are still the same.
- Too Many Belts: The same as Ragna.
Clavis was the previous head of the Alucard family, said to have lived for over a millennium. He watched over the human race and helped prevent the Black Beast from destroying them, as well as sealing Terumi inside the Boundary before the Six Heroes were formed. Rachel is his daughter, and Valkenhayn served as his butler before (and after) working with the Six Heroes. He died during the events of the later Phase Shift novels.
- Big Good: In Phase 0. Once he passed away, that role went to Rachel.
- Our Vampires Are Different: He's a very old vampire in a wheelchair. He also knows some sealing magic.
- Post Humous Character: He's been dead for a very long time. Averted in Phase 0 and its adaptation in Six Heroes route of the Chrono Phantasma Story Mode, both of which take place before his death.
- Retired Badass: Implied. Given how powerful both Valkenhayn and Rachel were, and how influential the Alucard family is, it's very likely that Clavis himself was quite powerful. Valkenhayn became his butler and swore undying loyalty to him after Clavis won against him in a fight.
- The Rival: To Valkenhayn when they were younger.
Sena Tsubaki (Game), Kazue Fujita (Drama CD) / Cindy Robinson
The second of Rachel's familiars. He's the red bat, and the one who always gets the butt-end of Rachel's "punishments". Has the ability to grow in size.
Kagura's personal assistant, a serious and rather androgynous-looking boy. As Kagura's personal assistant, he is the one largely in charge of planning and setting up Kagura's plans, including his coup against the Imperator.
Inori Minase / ????
A new character introduced in Chronophantasma
, Homura is the son of Lord Tenjou, and one of Mei's descendants. He's been taken under the care of Kagura ever since Tenjou's death, and Kagura plans to install him as the new Imperator of NOL once his rebellion succeeds; it is his birthright, being the former Imperator's son and rightful heir, after all.
Ragna's teacher and another one of the Six Heroes. He's a Nekomata
who is stated to have the "greatest katana in the world
." He's not bluffing about that katana — it's actually the Nox Nyctores Mucro Somnio: Musashi. He's Kokonoe's father, and is known as the "strongest living creature in existence." The Kaka tribe are genetically engineered weapons based on his DNA.
- Awesome McCoolname: Obviously. He even has an eyepatch like the Samurai Shodown incarnation. Also, swap the halves of his Phase 0 name and you get Yoshimitsu.
- Badass: Kind of a requirement for one of the four heroes of this game's backstory.
- Badass Adorable: He's cute, and yet still a badass!
- Battle Couple: With Nine.
- Beware the Nice Ones: In Bang's story mode in CS, when you get to the Joke ending path, Jubei arrives and sees through Bang's lies, smiling evilly and just making things worse for poor Bang.
- Big Good: The closest this game has to one, sharing the position with Rachel and Kagura.
- Cloning Blues: All of the Kaka's are clones of him with the intended use of war.
- Cool Old Guy
- Cutlass Between the Teeth: During Taokaka's Astral Heat, he attacks Tao's opponent wielding Musashi in his mouth. However it is not clear whether he actually fights like that or if it was a one moment thing for the Astral Heat.
- Disappeared Dad: May partially explain why Kokonoe hates him.
- Eyepatch of Power: He lost his eye in Phase 0 and got it replaced with a magical one. The eyepatch covers it.
- Failure Knight: He's never forgiven himself for letting Bloodedge die fighting against the Black Beast. He never tells the world about Bloodedge (perhaps out of shame), so practically no one knows about him.
- Foreshadowing: In one of the Teach Me, Miss Litchi segments in CS, Tao is taught about all the different Nox Nyctores. When the subject of Musashi comes up, Jubei says that everyone will see what it can do soon enough.
- Game-Breaking Injury: The reason he hasn't been all that active in Kagutsuchi lately.
- Happily Married: Lampshaded in CS when he talks about how wonderful marriage is... "until your daughter hits puberty. But even then it's still good!"
- High On Catnip: In Hazama's gag reel. It doesn't make Jubei any less frightening for the poor shmuck.
- Idiot Ball: In Continuum Shift. There's nothing else to call it, considering that he doesn't STAY with Noel to guard her from Terumi, despite knowing that the girl is the inheritor of the True Azure AND the new Eye of the Master Unit.
- Interspecies Romance: With Nine.
- Killer Rabbit
- Kodachis Are Just Better
- The Lancer: Towards Hakumen. Jubei is pretty much the closest thing he can call a friend, and one of the few people he shows genuine respect to.
- Last of His Kind: Phase 0 reveals his clan was wiped out by the Black Beast when it appeared in Japan.
- Magical Eye: CS reveals that his eye is the Sekigan (One Eye) that allows him to physically switch places with another person.
- Nice Guy: He may be a bit of a trickster, but he's ultimately a kind soul.
- The Obi-Wan: Ragna(And later Jin's) teacher, and the one who put him on his current path.
- Older Sidekick: Towards Hakumen. He's technically older, and arguably stronger.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: This small bipedal cat has even Terumi shitting his pants at his presence.
- Poor Communication Kills: An exercise for the reader: see how many Stock Phrases associated with the Trickster Mentor he spouts at one point or another. Also, for all that he warned Ragna not to rely too much on the Azure Grimoire, why didn't he ever explain WHY? This also applies to his half-baked and utterly useless warnings about the people Ragna was going to fight in Kagutsuchi. You'd think he actually wanted Ragna to fail.
- Punch Catch: One of the few demonstrations of his strength that we've seen is his ability to do this to Tager. Jubei doesn't think it's a big deal, since Tager's heart wasn't in the fight in the first place.
- Retired Badass: Though there are hints that he may be coming out of retirement eventually.
- Red Baron: The One-Eyed Lotus.
- Stable Time Loop: In BlazBlue: Phase 0, it's revealed that the time-displaced Ragna kept calling Mitsuyoshi "Jubei." After Ragna sacrificed himself to save Mitsuyoshi, he started calling himself Jubei in memory of his friend.
- Supreme Chef: Described as a one-man five-star restaurant by Ragna.
- Thou Shall Not Kill: Enforces this on Taokaka during her astral finish. He always leaps to grab the opponent out of the way of her killing blow. She sometimes seems to notice and looks around for him afterwards, while he pokes his head back on screen.
- World's Strongest Man: Well, cat. Hakumen stated during the Dark War, where he was at full power, that even if he were to go all-out, even he may not be able to defeat Jubei. In Taokaka's CS story mode, Relius admits that he would be no match for Jubei. Prior to receiving his injuries, anyway.
He's the protagonist of Phase Shift 1, sharing many superficial similarities with Hazama. With Relius Clover (his tutor), he traveled the world for a while, then studied at the Magic Guild. Apparently, due to being quiet and disliking the outdoors, Celica felt uneasy around him, a feeling that was inexplicably returned by Kazuma as her very presence made him feel ill without provocation.
- Adorkable: Quiet, shy, and somewhat weird, but still a good guy to be around... Until Terumi got to him.
- Artificial Human: In truth, Kazuma was actually a body created by Relius for Yuuki Terumi to fuse with (after he was damaged by the Black Beast before the Dark War). During Phase Shift 1, he and Terumi meet, and end up fusing close to the end, Kazuma's body becoming a lot like Hazama.
- Barrier Warrior: Can create magical barriers to protect any part of his body which he uses during his fight with Tomonori.
- Batman Gambit: Tricks Celica into leaving the island by telling her about her father. With her gone, sethir began to fill the island, distracting Nine and the Ten Saints so he could enter the library.
- Blinding Bangs: His eyes are almost always hidden, not that he ever opens them.
- Bookworm: Preferred to stay indoors and read.
- Butt Monkey: Besides his treatment as The Chew Toy to Nine, he also ends up getting attacked by Tonomori and later three Kaka assassins, who wanted to stop Terumi from fusing with him by killing him.
- The Chew Toy: Nine basically treats him as a verbal, and sometimes physical, punching bag.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Given his... odd fixation for boiled eggs, he definitely is this.
- Deadpan Snarker: Initially averted, but starts to show shades of this after meeting Terumi.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Tragically deconstructed. He had no memories of his past before coming to the Magic Guild and desperately wanted to know who he was. Terumi managed to trick him by promising him his memories if he searched for the Azure. This eventually twisted his mind and ultimately made him fuse with Terumi.
- Eyes Always Shut: Just like Hazama's "gentleman" facade.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: The entirety of Phase Shift 1 illustrates his Protagonist Journey to Villain from ordinary Magic Guild student to becoming Terumi's vessel.
- Healing Factor: An odd trait of his was that any wound he received would heal almost instantly.
- Instant Expert: During his fight with Tomonori, despite not even having seen the weapon before, Kazuma is able to wield Ouroboros with surprising skill. Though it helped that Terumi was in control.
- Kick the Morality Pet: A particularly vicious one where he blasts Trinity down a flight of stairs when she tried to reason with him.
- Kryptonite Factor: For some odd reason, Kazuma would always feel ill around Celica, a feeling that she returned as his presence would make her feel uneasy.
- Lazy Bum: He disliked physical activities, preferring to stay indoors, but he at least had an interest in reading.
- Manipulative Bastard: To Celica. See Batman Gambit above.
- Also was one to Trinity. When Nine afflicted Terumi with the Mind Eater curse, Terumi mentally separated himself from Kazuma so that while Terumi was affected by the curse, Kazuma would remain unaffected. Kazuma, who's personality was twisted similarly to Terumi's, tricked Trinity into lifting the spell.
- Morality Pet: Trinity tries to be one to him. she fails.
- Nice Guy: Despite all the crap he takes from Nine, Kazuma is never anything other than kind and courteous... At least until Terumi got to him.
- Oblivious to Love: Trinity obviously harbors tender feelings for Kazuma, even going to visit him after hours simply due to his absence from classes, but Kazuma flips between thinking that she's just unusually kind, or that she's trying to play him for a fool and spy on him for Nine. Eventually, Terumi's influence causes him to believe the latter.
- Perpetual Smiler: Is almost never seen without that smile of his.
- Protagonist Journey to Villain: Kazuma turns from a kind man to an evil sadist much like Terumi himself.
- Protagonist Without A Past: His desire to overcome this is what ultimately leads to his Start of Darkness with Terumi.
- Sanity Slippage: After meeting Terumi, he slowly becomes more and more unhinged and paranoid until his personality becomes similar to Terumi's and finally, the two merge.
- Ship Tease: With Trinity. Until Terumi got to him.
- Shrinking Violet: Male example. The guy doesn't have much self-esteem and prefers to keep to himself.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Initially averted in contrast to Terumi and Hazama. He only curses once in the whole novel, a sign that Terumi's influence is getting to him.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Kuvaru? Kvar?
- Stepford Smiler: A mixture of Types A and B. Behind the mask of the ever-present smile is a guy who's really hurting inside. Under Terumi's influence, however, he becomes a straight Type C.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Boiled eggs. Just like Hazama.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Before Terumi got to him, he was a quiet and kind young man with low self esteem that kept to himself.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair: A trait shared by both Hazama and Terumi.
Konoe A. Mercury/Nine
Another one of the Six Heroes, "Nine" is the one who taught humans how to use magic. She's Jubei's wife and Kokonoe's mother. Her sister ran the orphanage where Ragna, Jin, and Saya lived. Additionally, she used human transmutation to create the Nox Nyctores and was the previous wielder of Take-Mikazuchi. She died at the hands of Terumi after the Dark War. This was his revenge for being strong-armed into working with the other heroes and was also done to prevent Nine from releasing the souls that powered his Nox Nyctores. Sometime after this event, she was reanimated as his puppet, the mysterious Phantom.
- All Men Are Perverts: Apparently holds this belief considering she nearly roasted Bloodedge alive when she thought he was trying to make a move on Celica. She also attempts to instill this belief in Celica as well, but it always fails because Celica is too damn nice.
Nine: Listen, Celica. I'm going to explain this to you one more time. Any man who acts nicely around a cute and innocent little girl like you probably has one thing on their mind. And this pathetic excuse for a man is no exception. It would be best for society if I just took him out of the gene pool right here.
- And I Must Scream: Implied. Hakumen notes that despite being under Terumi's control, she still retains her hatred for him, but is unable to break free from his control.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Girl: Has shades of this considering the condescending tone of voice she uses when interacting with others, save for Trinity and Celica.
- Badass: Comes with the territory of being one of the Six Heroes.
- Badass Bookworm: A powerful sorceress and one of the Six Heroes who created the Nox Nyctores.
- Battle Couple: With Jubei.
- Berserk Button: Anyone who wishes to visit harm upon Celica or try to fool around with her will spend the final minutes of their lives in terrible agony.
Nine: Let me help you remember by beating it back into you! No one fools around with my kid sister! When I'm done with you, your limbs may no longer be attached to your body!
- Bigger Stick/BFG: Take-Mikazuchi.
- Big Sister Instinct: Really. Harming Celica is basically telling Nine "I want to die in the worst possible manner available."
- Boobs of Steel: She is one of the Six Heroes and... well, just look at her.
- The Bully/Upper-Class Twit: Gives off this impression most of the time. Especially evident in Phase Shift 1 given the way she treats Kazuma. Hell, if Trinity wasn't befriending him, she probably wouldn't give the guy the time of day.
- Combat Stilettos: Which she grinds into Bloodedge's head when she thinks he's trying to make a move on Celica.
- Cool Big Sis: Despite her temper, she's very caring on Celica and would even give her Marshmallow Hell.
- Cute Bruiser: For a certain value of "cute".
- Deadpan Snarker: Another trait Kokonoe inherited from her.
Nine: Oh? For someone who'd come up with such an obvious lie, like amnesia, you actually have a pretty solid perspective of the world. If only the higher-ups of this world felt the same way you did...
Bloodedge: Yeah, yeah, yeah, obvious lie, I get it.
Nine: Yes, well... Stupidity is worthless here.
Bloodedge: Why you...
- Disappeared Dad: Her father, Shuichiro Ayatsuki, left her and Celica to continue his research. She's hated him for it ever since.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Konoe thinks Bloodedge's trying to make a move on Celica. Konoe's response? Try to blow up Bloodedge with fireballs.
- The Dog Bites Back: How she was killed, as revealed in Phase 1 — she attempted to control Terumi, but then Terumi regained his sentience and killed her.
- Embarrassing First Name: Phase 0 reveals she dislikes her given name which is why she goes by Nine.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: She unsealed Yuuki Terumi from the Boundary after Clavis, Valkenhayn, and Jubei sealed him in, placing him under a mind-control spell that forced him to work for her and ignoring the massive threat he posed. She ended up paying for it with her life, and possibly more than that.
- Fate Worse than Death/Ironic Hell: Nine attempted to make Terumi her bitch, and now as Phantom, first Terumi and Relius's bitch, and then Izanami's.
- Fiery Pinkhead: Still a shade of red after all, but from the novels of Phase 0 and Phase 1, Nine had quite the temper... which Kokonoe inherited as well.
- Fire-Forged Friends: How she and Jubei first met, as revealed in Phase Shift 0. Nine and Jubei (Who called himself Mitsuyoshi at the time), fought over the use of Kusinanta's Lynchpin. Jubei wanted to use it to stop the Black Beast, but Nine refused to as doing so would mean sacrificing Celica. With some help from Bloodedge, the two managed to get over their differences.
- Genius Bruiser: The creator of the Nox Nyctores, a powerful sorceress, and one of the Six Heroes.
- Good Is Not Nice: Apparently being one of the Six Heroes doesn't require being a Nice Guy.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: If you're wondering where Kokonoe got it from.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Trinity
- Hot Witch
- Interspecies Romance: With Jubei.
- In the Blood: She's Kokonoe's mother alright; her daughter inherited her hair color, her attitude, and even her affinity for magic (Though Kokonoe prefers not to use it and rely on science instead).
- Jerkass Has a Point: Granted, trying to fry an innocent person alive wasn't the best way to solve it, but Nine does have a point when she criticizes Celica for being too trusting.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like daughter, like mother. She's a stubborn, abrasive, and foul-tempered hardass, but she genuinely cares for others, especially Celica, even if you have to literally dig to see the heart of gold.
- Kick Chick: Her legs are registered as lethal weapons.
- Knight Templar Big Sister: Nobody touches or harms Celica in front of her. Bloodedge got blasted and beaten to near death when she got the wrong idea about him. And the reason she opts to create Nox Nyctores and sacrificing many instead? Because the other alternative is to plug Celica into the Kushinada's Lynchpin, which would surely kill her. She still feels bad about the sacrificed souls, though. Not even an Eldritch Abomination is safe from Konoe's wrath, when the Black Beast attacked Bloodedge and Celica, she fired upon it with the Nox Nyctores Gigant: Take-Mikazuchi.
- Lady of Black Magic: Sans the personality.
- Lady Swears-A-Lot: Suprisingly averted in contrast to Kokonoe, who has pretty much said every swear word in the english dictionary. Nine is surprisingly clean of tongue.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Especially in matters where Celica is involved. Her motto is shoot first and screw the questions. One example, aside from the aforementioned spat with Bloodedge, is in Phase Shift 1 when Celica leaves the island, she immediately suspects Kazuma had something to do with it and storms to his room to flat out interrogate him, nearly strangling the boy had Trinity not been there to stop her.
- Ms. Fanservice: The closest one there is for the Six Heroes.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: She makes it perfectly and painfully clear that you do not mess with her kid sister.
- Nice Hat: A stereotypical witch hat.
- No Sense of Direction: Though not as bad as Celica, Nine shows that poor navigational skills run in the family. Naturally, Bloodedge lampshades this.
Nine: Ugh, the last thing we need is for you to become lost here of all places.
Bloodedge: Looks like you have a pretty tough time with that, too.
Nine: Oh, you're asking to die, huh? Stop being so familiar.
- Not Quite Dead: Turns out she didn't die when Terumi threw her into the boundary. Her soul was extracted and put into the "vessel" known as Phantom.
- Numerical Theme Naming: One of the Ten Saints, the leaders of the Magic Guild in Ishana, the City of Magic and magic capital of the world. So far, only five other Saints have been revealed in the Phase Shift novels: Two, Three note , Four, Seven◊ note , and Eight.◊ XBlaze introduces the group's predecessors, with Ringo Akagi being Nine's probable ancestor and holder of the title of Zwei, Marcelyn F. Mercury.
- Peek-a-Bangs: One eye is covered in a really long bang of hair.
- Playing with Fire: Used to deep-fry Bloodedge when she thinks he's making a move on Celica.
- The Promise: Makes one with Bloodedge. In exchange for Bloodedge confronting the Black Beast and buying time for the world to prepare for a counterattack, Nine would, within the one year that Bloodedge created for humanity, create a weapon powerful enough to defeat the Black Beast.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is quite long.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Trinity and Celica's Blue.
- She Knows Too Much: The reason Terumi killed her.
- She's Got Legs: Her most noticeable feature as emphasized in the Phase 0 novel. And she knows how to use them.
- Shock and Awe: What she uses in an attempt to destroy Kushinada's Lynchpin.
- The Smart Girl: Of the Six Heroes. She's a powerful sorceress and the creator of the Nox Nyctores.
- Sour Prude: Comes off as this with her All Men Are Perverts mentality. One has to wonder how she ended up marrying Jubei with that mindset...
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Like daughter, like mother, the ice part is very prevalent.
- Sweet Tooth: Yet another trait Kokonoe inherited from her. She even admits that sweets are a way for her to clear her head.
- Tsundere: Especially towards Celica.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Her relationship with Bloodedge. While the two will bicker and snark at each other, they do eventually respect each other.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Kokonoe gets her hair color from her.
- Zettai Ryouiki: In Phase 0.
Litchi’s adorable pet, Noel’s subject of desire and Tsubaki's subject of disgust, Lao Jiu is a little Panda of an unknown species, Lao Jiu is a fairly mysterious character in that he channel the spirits that lies in the Boundary and share the powers with its owner, in a manner of speaking Lao Jiu is a living device which augments Litchi’s powers.
It’s unknown when and where Litchi came to know and raise Lao Jiu as her pet, but it’s clear that they share a good relationship, Lao Jiu is always seen with its owner, Litchi raises it on her hair, making Lao Jiu look like a hairpin due its size and seemly quiet nature.
- Cool Pet: Such a small Panda that lives on its owner's hair, and it's also a living power-up device. Definitely cool.
- Head Pet: Lao Jiu is kept on Litchi's hair knot; still quite close to her head.
- Pandaing To The Audience: Cute enough for Noel to threaten Litchi to get her hands off it, and of course Litchi is very fond of her pet.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Duh.
Litchi's assistant. She idolizes Litchi and works to match her skills in medicine, and grow to be just like her. Despite this, she is unaware of Litchi's past, or her relationship with Arakune.
Suffers from a major case of Hero Worship toward Litchi. Her behavior would be easy to misinterpret, if she hadn't nipped that perception
in the bud early on, stating she's more "reverent" of Litchi, than "fond."
The main heroine of the manga, BlazBlue: Remix Heart
. Much like Jin, she is the next in-line inheritor of the noble Hazuki Family of the Duodecim. She was originally a boy, but somehow ended up experiencing a Gender Bender
prior to the events of manga. Since then, she had been trying to use various grimoires to turn herself back to normal but without success. She has a sheltered and rather timid personality.
- Adorkable: Almost rivals Noel in this department.
- Canon Immigrant: She is mentioned by name during Chronophantasma, apparently being MIA since graduation.
- The Chew Toy: In the beginning of the manga, Makoto sure does love to fondle her and make comments on how her flushed reactions to seeing them naked is turning her on.
- Her roommate, Cajun Faycott is not an exception, either.
- Combat Clairvoyance: The fusion of the Intermediary Grimoire with her body enables her to read her opponents' moves even if she can't view them.
- Dual Wielding: Appears to have to some proficiency with weapons, wielding both a sword and dagger at more than one point.
- First Kiss: Courtesy of Makoto, it would seem.
- First Law of Gender Bending: She chooses to complete the fusion with the grimoire that turned her into a girl in order to gain the power necessary to protect her friends.
- Gender Bender: In her current state.
- Idiot Hair: Twin ahoge, in fact.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Turns out Mai's a skilled fighter in her own right, as shown in ch. 16 when 2 assassins find themselves disarmed and then threatened with their own weapons.
- Meido: She was tricked into wearing an outfit of one by Cajun in Chapter 4.
- Mistaken Identity: A lot of people who saw her for the first time thought that she was Dizzy. Of course, because of the blue hair and the big ribbon. The design of her shoes is also similar to Dizzy's. She also has Dizzy's most notable traits: shy, timid, and an Innocent Fanservice Girl.
- Ms. Fanservice: Good lord, does she have tons of it. The manga explicitly makes comments on how busty she is.
- Inverted in one bath scene in Remix Heart with her, Noel, Tsubaki, Makoto, and Cajun; she's the only one who isn't naked, and gets called out for it.
- Nosebleed: Of course, being originally a boy, this is somewhat justified the first few times she sees naked bodies of girls. She also apparently faints as an added bonus.
- Later on she gets used to it and no longer reacts to seeing girls naked or mind being naked in front of them.
- Not So Different: To Jin. Apparently, long before her dilemma, she also was not fond of her status as the next head of the Hazuki Family. She comments that she, too, is being treated like a puppet.
- Ominous Message from the Future: Okay, to be fair it's more like ominous vision of the future, but in Chapter 8 while Mai's dream is going horribly wrong she sees Noel, Makoto, Tsubaki, and Cajun dueling one another as they appear Continuum Shift weapons and all. As it gets worse she sees Noel and Tsubaki's outfits shift to their Chronophantasma versions and almost immediately shift yet again into Mu-12 and Izayoi. The whole sequence is borderline mind rape session that would make Hazama proud.
- Power Copying: Her newest power. She copies the power and abilities of the last person she kissed and gives her previous ability to the recipient.
- Second Law of Gender Bending: At first, she is uncomfortable in her state as a girl. But later on, she comments that her current state of life is "vivid and radiant, and full of life", and that "being a girl is nice." Still later she ends up falling in love with one of her male classmates.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl
- Super Senses: Taste. Mai can actually hear the thoughts of both the ingredients as well as the chef. Due to this, she normally avoids eating. Ironically, she's the only person whom actually loves Noel's cooking, because she can't feel anything but Noel's innocence.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- You Look Familiar: She recognizes Jin when she was introduced to him by Tsubaki, and claims that it's not the first time she had met him. What their relationship is in the past is yet to be revealed.
- Kagura also somehow recognizes her in passing, probably because he knew her when she was a man. Thankfully he was distracted by her ginormous boobs.
- Tsubaki too thought Mai's male form was familiar when she saw its shadow in passing.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Both with her school uniform and with shorts when dressed casually.
Mikado/Imperator Librarius/Hades of Izanami
I shall deliver death unto all of the living.
In Continuum Shift
, it is revealed that the Imperator is Saya — the long-lost sister of Ragna and Jin who is the template for the Murakumo units. Her mindset, however, has been warped into that of a cold nihilist who believes the world should be a place of death. To that end, she has Terumi and Relius assist her in destroying Takamagahara and putting an end to the constant repetitions of time and space.
, she wields the power of Takamagahara and initiates a battle of "timeline reset" against Master Unit Amaterasu, causing several time distortions throughout the game. However, it is implied that the Imperator will perish once she uses all her power to destroy the Master Unit. Chronophantasma also reveals that Saya has become a vessel for Hades of Izanami, whose goal is to create a world of death and decay. She serves as a True Final Boss of the game, commanding the Nox Nyctores: Gigant Take-Mikazuchi for a humongous boss battle reminiscent of Apocalypse, Onslaught, Abyss, Galactus, Yami, and Dust of Osiris. It is also revealed that she is NOT the rightful Imperator, as, with Terumi's machinations, she managed to usurp the title from the previous one, Tenjou Amanohokosaka. By the end of Chronophantasma, she voluntarily abdicates and names Tenjou's son, Homura, as her successor to the throne.
- Affably Evil: Not shown as much in Continuum Shift due to her limited appearances, but Chronophantasma shows she's quite polite to both allies and enemies alike.
- Assist Character: Although she is the one controlling Take-Mikazuchi, the Imperator herself can only fire three Energy Balls at you or summon a trio of Attack Drones, making Take-Mikazuchi do most of the work.
- Big Bad: The end of Chronophantasma establishes her (or rather, Izanami) as the primary antagonist and the main driver of the conflict, following the demise of Terumi and Relius' utter defeat. The two were mere pawns to her. Quite fitting seeing as she shares more than a few traits with That Man and Ramletherl Valentine.
- Bigger Bad: Of Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift. Also hinted to be this in XBlaze, as Sechs is seen talking to someone in a crystal. Similarly, Sechs also wanted to turn all life into seithr by using the Embryo.
- The Caligula: A malevolent avatar of death at the topmost seat of the Librarium's hierarchy is never a promising sign. Makoto's story to Tsubaki suggests she may have been on board with Terumi and Relius in igniting the Ikaruga Civil War.
- The Comically Serious: Put her in a room with Terumi, have some popcorn on hand and enjoy the show.
- Complete Immortality: As the avatar of death, she cannot truly die.
- Deadpan Snarker: In Chronophantasma. Particularly if she's near Terumi.
Hazama: And... How are things on your end, Imperator?
Imperator: I have no problems. If I was forced to give one, it is that your voice hurts my ears.
Hazama: Ahh, sharp-tongued as always. Even I have feelings, too, you know.
- Demonic Possession: In The Wheel of Fortune, Relius refers to Saya as a "vessel," and when we see her as the Imperator Librarius, she acts completely different from how she used to. Chronophantasma reveals that Saya is possessed by Izanami, explaining her different stance. According to Terumi and Izanami, though, she isn't fully possessed, partly due to Terumi's Mind Rape as well as Saya's devotion to Ragna (which Izanami decides to use to her advantage towards him). It's additionally hinted that Noel carries some parts of Saya's consciousness.
- Dystopia Justifies the Means
- Even Evil Has Standards: Izanami might be the avatar of death, but she doesn't like working with Terumi that much. This is most evident in her interactions with Terumi and Relius during Chronophantasma's opening. While she treats Relius like a friend and confidant, she barks orders at Terumi, snarks at him, threatens him if he gets out of hand, and even freely offered Ragna Terumi's head in exchange for the former's loyalty to her. But it's justified as her vessel Saya still harbors lingering resentment towards Terumi for what he did to her and her family, which causes Izanami to act on it.
Imperator: Do not take that tone with me. We are not peers.
- Everybody Hates Hades: In Shinto tradition, Izanami is just the Godddes of the Underworld, who while vengeful towards her husband Izanagi, wasn't really that bad. In BlazBlue however, Izanami is the cruel Bigger Bad who wants to create a "world of death" by corroding all life into seithr using the BlazBlue Embryo.
- Emotion Suppression: Only averts this when she tells others of her plans for the world, by which she becomes rather enthusiastic.
- Evil Counterpart: Chronophantasma sets her up to be Rachel's counterpart. Both are extremely powerful females outside the normal conventions of life and death, both lead boys with Azure Grimoires (Rachel to Ragna, Imperator to Terumi), and both are surprisingly snarky.
- Evil God-Empress
- Eviler than Thou: To Terumi and Relius. They thought they were in control of everything, but Izanami proved them wrong.
- Foreshadowing: There were hints of Izanami's existence early in the series, like how Saya changed. Not to mention that Mei's kanji (冥王イザナミ) is the same as Izanami which means that Izanami herself could be the Priestess of the Azure and the Amanohokosaka family could be related to her. It would explain how she was able to make Ragna's grimoire to go berserk as the Priestess of the Azure once summoned the Black Beast and tamed it. Likewise, in the ending of Continuum Shift, Takamagahara spoke with dread about the Imperator's awakening; an omniscient collective consciousness would not freak out unless it was completely game-changing.
- Fighting from the Inside: Saya's vain attempts at this to get her body back rubs off on Izanami and makes her rather favorable towards Ragna.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Outside of some incredibly vague foreshadowing from side materials, there were no clues to Izanami's involvement in the plot until near the end of Chronophantasma.
- Grand Theft Me: Saya's body turns out to be a vessel for Izanami.
- Hijacking Cthulhu: Is powerful enough to pull Take-Mikazuchi out of the atmosphere and use it at full power.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Her betrayal of Relius and Terumi utterly demolished their previously-unbreakable Invincible Villain credentials, leaving them high and dry in their moment of distress.
- Locked into Strangeness: Much like Ragna, Saya no longer sports the golden locks from her childhood, leaving Jin as the only one in the family who is still a natural blond. In fact, thanks to Saya's purple hair and red eyes, it is Noel who more closely resembles the younger Saya, not Saya herself. It's a side-effect of being possessed by Izanami.
- The Mean, Brit: Even moreso than Jin, and with an English accent in the English-language track to boot.
- Miko: Official art reveals she has a stylized version of the red-and-white ensemble under her coat.
- No Sell: Hakumen uses Time Killer, the same move that erases Terumi from existence, on Saya. It does nothing to her.
- Makes sense when you consider that she's the avatar of death, and time would be inconsequential to her domain.
- Not Herself: Her attitude has become quite odd over the past few years due to Izanami's possession.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Izanami wants to create a "world of death."
- Pimped-Out Dress
- Puppet Queen: She was installed by Relius and Hazama to lead the NOL while they lurk in the shadows. Continuum Shift indicates that she's not aware of it, and believes she truly is the mastermind behind everything. Rachel apparently knows the truth, and tries to tell her as much, but she disregards it. And for good reason; when Terumi dies and Relius loses much of his life's work, she leaves them to their fate, stating that their cooperation only lasted until Doomsday's end.
- Purple Is Powerful
- Rapunzel Hair: Trademark of all of the Murakumo Units, who are clones of Saya (specifically only numbers 11 through 13, although it's hinted that one of them carries parts of Saya's consciousness).
- Is nearly twice as long as the Murakumo Units despite being in a ponytail, may be a side effect of Izanami's possession.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning, also doubles as Mind-Control Eyes.
- She Is the King: Holds the title of Mikado (Imperator Librarius in the dub), which implies a male ruler.
- Straw Nihilist: She calls the way the world is supposed to be "a world of death." This is because she's a vessel for Izanami, and became the avatar of death as a result.
- That Man Is Dead: After summoning Take-mikazuchi and she is confronted by Ragna, Jin, and Noel, she insists not to be referred to as "Saya", but rather "Hades of Izanami".
- Villainous RROD: Terumi anticipated that overuse of the Takamagahara on her will is not doing good for her health and it's implied that she won't make it alive to see the result of her victory, if she is victorious at all. Her being the avatar of death, this wasn't going to work out for him.
- Walking Spoiler: The person who's the head of the organization that governs the world and has a hand in everything related to the plot? The protagonist's sister, made a manifestation and avatar of death? The fact she betrays Terumi and Relius at the climax of the third game? Yeah, the Imperator is kind of a big deal.
- The Woman Behind the Men: Relius and Terumi seriously underestimated her. They made her Imperator so they could use the NOL's resources to further their own goals of destroying the Master Unit and ending the time loops. What they hadn't anticipated was that she would turn on them after they served their purpose in her own plans, severing their connection to the NOL and its resources and abandoning them to their enemies. She's also hinted to be this to Sechs; see Bigger Bad above.
- We Can Rule Together: Half of what she does in Chronophantasma is asking Ragna to join her, trying to taunt him into doing so by using Saya's voice whenever he declines so as to entice him due to Izanami making use of Saya's devotion toward him. Eventually she reanimates Nu to fuse with him, gradually remaking the Black Beast from his flesh, all the while he tries to prolong outright killing Jin, Noel and Celica (he succeeds, but Jin is beaten to an inch of his life in the process).
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Betrays Terumi and Relius by abandoning them when both of their plans fail, even saying she would give them "a proper death." When Ragna returns from Phase 0, she commands Phantom to destroy Takamagahara as well.
Masaru Suzuki / Ezra Weisz
One of Rachel's familiars. He's a shapeshifting cat that also serves as Rachel's umbrella. Is gay.
- Anything That Moves: Appears to be this according to the following exchange in Hakumen's Continuum Shift story mode. Then again, he may have been thinking about Jin.
Nago: Mmmm, a hot man all tied up... Ah, it just makes me tingle!
Gii: That's... uh... C'mon, you can't even see his face.
- Blush Sticker
- Camp Gay: During Jin's canon path in Continuum Shift, before his fight with Rachel, Nago asks Rachel if they can "keep him" because Jin is "just his type."
- It should be noted that he expresses similar thoughts toward Hakumen, making exactly what he likes about Jin considerably more up in the air...
- Mega Neko
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
A mysterious woman who is observing Hazama for an unknown reason. She wears a bluish purple witch's hat and robe that completely conceals her face. She is able to use true magic, as opposed to Ars Magus which imitate the effects of magic. She is actually a brainwashed-by-Terumi Konoe A. Mercury, aka Nine.
- A Wizard Did It: Her role in the plot is almost entirely to allow Relius and Hazama to Hand Wave things with "magic did it."
- The Dragon: For Izanami since she took only Phantom with her while leaving Relius and Terumi to their fates at the end of Chronophantasma (though Ragna and Nu could be considered Izanami's other—and unwilling—Co-Dragons to a lesser extent). She is also hinted to be the Invictus, meaning she'd be second-in-command for the NOL.
- The Faceless
- Hidden Depths: She is actually Nine of the Six Heroes.
- Nice Hat
- Pet the Dog: Not once but twice she saved a victim of Terumi's beating without his consent by teleporting them away, first Valkenhayn then Platinum. Hints say that Phantom is regaining her sentience as Nine.
- Scarf of Asskicking
- Suddenly Voiced: When the Imperator releases her seal in the true ending, she is finally able to talk with Jubei. She also mumbles faintly to Trinity and Hakumen at the end of the Six Heroes storyline.
- Villain Teleportation: This is usually how Phantom arrives on the scene, and she is usually transporting another villain with her. Terumi relies on Phantom to pull him out of really bad spots, contributing to his unbeatable status.
- You Know The One: Every time she shows up. It gets a little ridiculous after awhile. Probably will die down now that it's finally confirmed that she is indeed Nine.
Ragna and Jin's missing little sister. She is the template for Noel Vermillion and Nu. She was taken by Terumi after the burning of their church. The Material Collection reveals that she has incredibly high ars magus aptitude and was raised in the Church to hide her from Terumi.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: As revealed in the True Ending of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. This is a subversion, however, she's effectively a Puppet King for Terumi and Relius... without her knowledge. Not to mention, she has been possessed by the Goddess of the Underworld, Izanami, which explains the drastic change of her disposition.
- Ill Girl: A major factor in why Jin hates Ragna so much is Ragna understandably having to focus his attention on their frail, bedridden sister as opposed to Jin himself.
- Lethal Chef: Noel inherited her horrific cooking abilities from her.
- Pet the Dog: In The Wheel of Fortune Drama CD. It was shown that when they were kids, Jin and Saya were actually rather affectionate towards each other before she became sickly. Saya even said that she loves Jin very much. The reason for Jin's hatred towards her and why she suddenly became ill are currently unknown. This may yet have a connection to her subsequent possession by Izanami.
The father of Nine and Celica, and later the father-in-law of Jubei and the grand-father of Kokonoe, Shūichirō Ayatsuki was a scientist working with Relius Clover before the emergence of the Black Beast, but he died shortly after it's creation.
- Dead All Along: Has a chapter devoted to finding him.
- The Scapegoat: Is blamed for the appearance of the Black Beast, but the truth is more complicated...
A man-made entity (heavily implied to be a supercomputer) of unknown origin and purpose with the ability to manipulate space and time. It actually possesses three minds/selves, which observe every possibility of existence. Though its original purpose is unknown, it works to destroy the Master Unit, Amaterasu, so that it can control the flow of space and time, and give existence a cold, mechanical sense of order.
Imperator: You abominable giant, prove your worth to me.
Full title of Gigant: Take-Mikazuchi note
, it is the first of the ten Nox Nyctores, built to fight against the Black Beast and was the one who ultimately destroyed it. It takes a form of a coffin-like satellite what holds a humanoid creature inside it what can fire a devastating laser. After the Dark War, it was used by Mu-12 herself, who wanted to die if it mend having nothing to do with Terumi
to destroy the Hierarchical City of Ibukido, which killed Mu-12 depending on the timeline. Four years later, it was used again in order to destroy Kagutsuchi, but Rachel used Tsukuyomi Unit in the True End to block the shot, saving the city and forcing it to recharge another four years.
, Take-Mikazuchi appears as a boss in a mode called "Gigant Assault
" and as the True Final Boss of the Story Mode, under the control of the Imperator
. It is fought in a large area and it possess many attacks as listed below. Story wise, Izanami drops Take-Mikazuchi from the orbit and fuses Nu-13 with it so that it can use all of the seith released from the opened Gates to destroy Amaterasu. After being defeated by Jin, Mu-12 and Unlimited Ragna and with Ragna having saved Nu-12 from it, Izanami fuses Take-Mikazuchi with the Embryo.
It has a Astral Heat where the opponent is trapped in a red light by the Imperator
. A portal appears below the player and fires several super-charged versions of Nu-13's swords at them from below, lifting them into the skies where four magical chains bind them in a circular energy prison. Take-Mikazuchi rises up into the skies and transforms into its Kill Sat
mode as seen in Calamity Trigger
cutscenes, firing its laser at the opponent and erasing them from existence as the screen turns white.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It isn't called "Gigant" for nothing. The way you fight it is very similar to bosses like Apocalypse and Onslaught.
- Beam Spam: One of Take-Mikazuchi's attacks has it firing multiple laser pillars, which can drag you to the other side of the arena if you get hit by it.
- Breath Weapon: Primarily fires its laser from its mouth. It does seem to have a cannon in its mouth which it fires the beam, though.
- Deadly Disc: Has the ability to fire a swarm of energy discs when you fight it.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Can send a shockwave across the ground which flips the ground as it goes.
- Eldritch Abomination: Take-Mikazuchi is a black humanoid figure, with large red eyes and a red mouth, Volcanic Veins, and a giant orb in its chest as its core.
- For Massive Damage: You can interrupt one of Take-Mikazuchi's Distortion Drive by hitting it fast enough before it can fully charge up the attack, leaving it stunned, giving you a chance to hit the orb on its chest for more damage.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Being a Kill Sat, both of its Distortion Drives involve Take-Mikazuchi firing its laser, one being a long-lasting beam that can chip like heck and will murder you at point-blank range and the other one having a much shorter duration but instead creating an explosion on the ground that needs to be either jumped over or avoided by hiding behind debris. It can also spit out a laser as one of its normal attacks.
- Instant Runes: Creates one while reforming its Deadly Disc move and while preparing to fire its laser.
- Just Eat Him: Its "grab" has it catching the player with its mouth and then spitting them out.
- Kill Sat: Designed as one.
- No Sell: Some characters' Drives are useless against it. Those who play Ragna, Jin, Tager, Arakune, Hakumen, Bullet and/or Azrael will find it difficult against this foe.
- On the flip side, Bang and Azrael can use their Burning Heart (Drive) and Growler Field (projectile absorption) moves to absorb many of Take-Mikazuchi's attacks - including its 100+-hit beam. Manliness.
- Punched Across the Room: Can send the player a really, really far distance with but a single punch. The punch is fast, but fortunately doesn't do much in the way of damage.
- SNK Boss: Not as bad as other examples in fighting games, or even in this particular series (hello, Unlimited Ragna) but the amount of damage (chip or otherwise) this thing can do along with its huge supply of health will ensure the fight won't be easy at all. A good portion of the fight can be you trying to run to it to get in range all the while it can hit you at really far distance. And that's not even mentioning the fact that it has an Astral Heat.
- Theme Naming: Named after the Shinto god of thunder.
Bang's master, and the leader of Ikaruga from before the Civil War. He was frozen to death by Jin Kisaragi, starting Bang's path to avenge him.
His full name is Tenjou Amanohokosaka, one of the descendants of Mei Amanohokosaka. He is succeeded by his young son Homura, taken under the wing of his other disciple, Kagura Mutsuki. He is also a former Imperator of NOL. He sealed his own soul inside Bang's Nox, so there's a chance that he's (technically) still alive.
- Badass: According to Relius, Ikaruga was known to produce many excellent ninjas, all of whom were presumably trained by Tenjo himself. Given how powerful Kagura is, Tenjo is likely to have been quite strong himself. Even Rachel notes how immensely powerful Tenjo was. The fact that a greenhorn like Jin was able to defeat him makes his death very suspicious.
- Cryonics Failure: Averted. His body was killed but he was able to seal away his soul beforehand.
- Post Humous Character: He's already dead by the time the first game kicks in.
- Soul Jar: His spirit is currently housed within Phoenix: Rettenjō.
The brother of Jubei. He was a reticent beastkin of faith who believed he could do anything he set his mind to. Notably, Tomonori tried, but failed to stop Terumi.
Another resident of the Kaka clan. She is, naturally, Taokaka's friend and is like a big sister to her. She is a former guardian of the Kaka Village, and was in the middle of training Taokaka to be the next guardian while she went to go take part in the Ikaruga Civil War, which is how Ragna first met Tao.
During Tao's bad ending, she carts her off to safety while Valkenhayn hangs back to stop Terumi, also stating that Torakaka's been working with him and Rachel for some time.
A member of the Six Heroes, Trinity was known as the Platinum Alchemist during the Dark War. She studied at the Magic Guild alongside Celica and Nine. She was indirectly responsible for allowing Terumi to kill Nine. When Nine was planning to destroy all Nox Nyctores, Terumi manipulated Trinity to release the geas put on him (a spell known as Ruby: Mind Eater), using her love for his artificial body, Kazuma Kval. Once the deed was done, Terumi proceeded to kill Nine in front of her, then killed Trinity too before tossing both of them to the Boundary. She was able to save herself by sealing her soul inside the Muchōrin And from there, it's not known how she came to reside inside Platinum's body.
- Ascended Extra: She gets a lot more screentime in Chrono Phantasma, which is dedicated to trying to atone for the role she played in Terumi's mayhem
- A Spot Of Tea: Her preferred method of keeping Nine's temper in check.
- The Atoner: She deeply regrets freeing Terumi from Nine's control, and seeks to kill Terumi to cleanse her sin.
- Barrier Warrior: Her specialty. She's confident enough to claim that she's better at it than Nine. In Chrono Phantasma, she easily breaks out of a barrier made by Phantom. She can also create barriers that can segregate an area from the rest of the world.
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: In Chrono Phantasma, she wages one against Terumi inside Hazama's head in order to make him switch places with him. It works in Terumi's Arcade Mode ending, but in Story Mode, it instead separates the two. Terumi gets a body of his own but whatever damage he receives is shared by Hazama and vice-versa.
- Berserk Button: She really likes her glasses. For your own safety, do not stain her glasses. Admittedly though, this is a more downplayed example than most as while she gets upset, she won't get violent or ragey about it.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Both Celica and Kazuma note that she can be very frightening when angered. Even Nine behaves whenever Trinity gets mad at her.
- The Chick: Of the Six Heroes. She was often noted for her gentle and caring nature.
- Combat Stilettos: Although barely noticeable,◊ unlike Nine.
- Fate Worse than Death: She managed to survive Terumi's attempted murder on her by sealing her soul in Muchorin, but as a result she no longer has her original body and is stuck sharing the young body with two other children and can barely do much to stop Terumi herself.
- Green Eyes
- Hair Decorations: Afer becoming one of the Six Heroes, she ties her hair in the front and back with three bluish-green ribbons.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Nine.
- I Was Quite a Looker: Bit of a weird inversion here, as Trinity went from what was nothing short of smoking hot with an awesome bust to the flat-chested little girl with split personalities we all know today.
- In the Hood: Sports one at all times, although it's not always covering her head.
- Love Makes You Dumb: She had feelings for Kazuma, which Terumi exploited to get her to lift Nine's spell on him. Terumi "thanked" her by tossing her and Nine's soul into the boundary. In Chrono Phantasma, a nearly-incapacitated Hazama is able to distract and almost kill her by exploiting her lingering feelings for Kazuma. She would have died then had Hakumen not appeared on cue.
- Luminescent Blush: Gets one while inviting Kazuma to tea.
- Meganekko: Apparently has the same taste in glasses as Carl.
- Morality Pet: Tries to be one to Kazuma. She fails.
- My Greatest Failure: She never forgave herself for freeing Terumi from Nine's control.
- Nice Girl: Very much so.
- The Power of Creation: The Muchōrin gives her the power of materialization.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Nine's Red as she's usually the one to rein in her temper.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Her entire motivation. See The Atoner above.
- Ship Tease: With Kazuma. Until Terumi got to him.
- Taking You with Me: A dying Hazama stabs her just as Terumi is killed by Hakumen's Time Killer.
- Tranquil Fury: When Celica and Nine spill tea all over her, she gives a long speech while keeping her gentle voice. Kazuma is too frightened to even look at her.
- Unwitting Pawn: Terumi exploited her love for Kazuma to have his geas lifted. He proceeds to stab them both and toss them into a Cauldron. She's hated herself for this ever since.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Platinum blonde at the top, and pink at the bottom.