Characters: BlazBlue: Non-Player Characters
BlazBlue, 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. Characters from other Blazblue media (such as the light novels and mangas) are also included here. Voice actors are listed as Japanese/English.It may also contain unmarked spoilers. You may wish to finish both game's story modes before reading. Go here for characters introduced in Calamity Trigger, here for characters introduced in Continuum Shift, here for characters introduced in Chronophantasma and here for characters introduced in Central Fiction.Shout Outs to specific characters should still go to the game's own page. This is also true for memes, which go here.Warning: Some arts that are linked here (Canon or Fanon) are maybe NSFW. Some also contain spoilers.
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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 experiment of his, involving a Murakumo Unit.
- Diabolus ex Nihilo: Its 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.
- Fog of Doom: As a being made out of seithr it is able to transform into mist and reform elsewhere. This ability is what it allowed it to disappear and appear anywhere in the world that had seithr.
- For the Evulz: According to Jubei, there was no rhyme or reason for its rampage across the world.
- Fusion Dance: As Nu-13 explained in the third game, the Beast is made from combining Azure Grimoire with a Murakumo Unit. This was what happened in the normal Arcade ending in CT where she and Ragna fall into a Cauldron and get sent to the past.
- 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 that ultimately killed the beast.
- It Can Think: Disturbingly enough, it is not mindless, able to use military strategies to counter humanity. This includes baiting the army into a trap where it could surround them and attacking their camp at night.
- Mook Maker: It left behind Remnants, small fragments of itself that grow in power by absorbing seithr, wherever it appeared.
- Not Quite Dead: Some characters (Hakumen especially) has feared that the Beast may come back one day; he in particular suspects Ragna for this, because his Azure Grimoire is one of the components for creating the Black Beast. Indeed, Ragna himself becomes something of a Black Beast apparition in a few of his endings because his Azure Grimoire goes berserk.
- Orochi: Bears a stunning resemblance to him. The Murakumo sword (Nu) is its core, and it is defeated by Susanooh (Hakumen).
- Primal Fear: It is so inherently wrong that it invokes this everyone that sees it. When it emerges after a year the entire army is petrified, even Trinity, Valkenhayn and Jubei.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- 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, its crest is actually a combination of Ragna's and Nu's.
- Super Smoke: Able to transform its body into seithr. This lets it appear and disappear at will, as well as avoid attacks. It used this ability to suddenly appear behind Take-Mikazuchi and rip it to shreds.
- Volcanic Veins: Has red veins all over its body.
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.
- Do Not Call Me Sir: He objected to Celica calling him "Mr. Ragna" (Ragna-san in Japanese) because it made him feel weird.
- 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: Bloodedge is rude and sardonic, but there's no denying that he cares for his loved ones.
- Locked into Strangeness: He used to have blond hair when he was a kid.
- Mystical White Hair: The same as Ragna the Bloodedge.
- 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.
- 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.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Celica.
- Stable Time Loop: His jacket and sword have no clear origin; when he gave them to Celica before he goes on to sacrifice himself, she and Jubei kept them until the latter met young Ragna and then gave them to him, becoming Ragna the Bloodedge. Then Ragna falls to the past and becomes the "Bloodedge" of history... who then gave his jacket and sword to Celica. It goes on and on.
- It becomes complicated when it's revealed that while he didn't actually die fighting the beast, he still gave his jacket and sword to Celica before he went back the present time... and when he comes back in CP timeline he somehow gets them back.
- Also for the origin for Jubei's name (see his folder).
- 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.
Voiced by: Tamio Oki / Paul St Peter
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.
He also appears in the Bloodedge Experience novels, as his younger self, and plays a more active role. During which, he also has another, adopted daughter who is an Artificial Human (well, vampire) made out of an Embryo named Raquel Alucard.
- Abusive Parent: Somewhat to Raquel. He assumes she is a burden on Naoto and demands she return home with him, refusing to listen to her opinion. Naoto sees that Raquel is shaking in fear when he appears and notes that they do not treat each other like father and daughter. Then there’s the fact that he somehow thought it was a good idea to educate her by putting her in contact with The Boundary. All traces of this are gone by the time we see him raising Rachel.
- Apologetic Attacker: When Naoto calls him out for trying to take Raquel home with him despite her protests, Clavis apologizes and then cuts of Naoto’s arm.
- Beware the Superman: The reason the Mitsurugi Agency hires the Immortal Breakers to kill him. They believe he is too powerful and is therefore a threat to humanity.
- Big Good: In Phase 0. Once he passed away, that role went to Rachel.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He cuts off Naoto’s arm just for stopping him from from dragging Raquel back home without her consent even though he himself admitted that Naoto was right. He does however reattach, and improve, it immediately after.
- Forced Sleep: He uses a sleep spell on Haruka so he can speak with Naoto and Raquel uninterrupted.
- Nice Guy: In contrast 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, its adaptation in Six Heroes route of the Chrono Phantasma Story Mode, and Bloodedge Experiece, all of which take place before his death.
- Readings Are Off the Scale: His life force value is so high that Naoto’s Hunter’s Eye cannot measure it.
- Really 700 Years Old: In Bloodedge Experience he does not look like he has lived for nearly 1000 years. By the time of Phase 0 his age has caught up to him.
- Red Baron: Is known as the No Life King.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Although they only represent a threat in his younger days.
- 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. Confirmed in Bloodedge Experience, where he is easily able to fend off both Valkenhayn and Relius at the same time.
- The Rival: To Valkenhayn when they were younger.
- Silence, You Fool!: Downplayed. When he asks Naoto whether he wants Raquel to stay with him, Clavis keeps telling Raquel not to speak since he is talking to Naoto, giving her no say in the matter.
- Spot of Tea: Seems to run in the family. After Haruka served him tea, he promises that he will keep Naoto’s kitchen untouched by Valkenhayn and Relius’ attack as thanks for it. The rest of the house is not so lucky.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Is significantly friendlier in his old age. He is also a much more caring father to Rachel compared to his treatment of Raquel.
Voiced by: Sena Tsubaki (CT-CS), Saeko Zougou (CP), 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.
A character from the Bloodedge Experience novels. She is Naoto’s cousin and childhood friend and Yuuki Hayami’s daughter. She lives in an apartment close to Naoto’s and attends Shin Kawahama First High School with him, where she is on the student counsel. She has feelings for Naoto and is prone to jealousy whenever she believes he is interested in another girl, and has shown Yandere tendencies when it comes to him.
- Attempted Rape: Her teacher, transformed into an Apostle, tries to force her into the role of Dominatrix in his sexual play. When she refuses he tries stripping her to force her to wear a BDSM outfit. Luckiliy Naoto busts down the door and punches the teacher in the face.
- Beware the Nice Ones: While she is mostly a calm and sweet Nice Girl, she does not like anything she fears will get between her and Naoto. Depending on the circumstances, this can vary from jealously confronting Naoto about it to reaching for a knife.
- Birds of a Feather: Invoked. She plays some of Naoto’s video games, despite teasing him about the contents, so she can understand his interests
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Easily gets jealous when she thinks Naoto is interested in other girls. If she sees something she feels is too threatening to her relationship with him she goes straight for a knife.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She goes Yandere when she sees a naked Raquel, until she is subjected to Slave Red, and gets angry when Naoto, who was investigating a Drive User, asks about her friend Kana, freaking out over the possibility that he likes girls like her.
- Hair Decorations: Wears a green clip in the front and a silver one in the back to keep her hair up.
- Kissing Cousins: Has feelings for Naoto, which are reciprocated to a degree. She even kissed him herself after getting sick of too many moment killers.
- Sacred First Kiss: Her kiss with Naoto is her first, which she mentions immediately afterwords. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for Naoto.
- Yandere: When she sees Naoto fooling around with a naked Raquel (he was trying to force her to put clothes on) she goes to the kitchen to get a knife because it’s “something good for stabbing.”
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 Nine's husband and then Kokonoe's father, and is known as the "strongest living creature in existence." The Kaka tribe are genetically engineered weapons based on his DNA.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: His Musashi is described to be able to cut "what normally can't be cut". He has used them once to cut through the barrier surrounding Lambda-11.
- 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 six heroes of this game's backstory.
- Badass Adorable: He's cute, and yet still a badass!
- Badass Grandpa: He's been well over 100 years old as of the game's timeline, and it's implied that he has been lived for longer.
- 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.
- In at least one official art in the Material Collection, his younger self also does this, while he holds his other sword with his tails.
- Disappeared Dad: May partially explain why Kokonoe hates him.
- Eyepatch of Power: He lost his eye in Phase 0 after a fight with a Black Beast remnant 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.
- He also sometimes becomes bitter and shows his guilt over being unable to do anything to stop Terumi (as well as the loss of 3 of his friends because of him) and being unable to watch over Kokonoe. However, all of them only drives him further to do what is right.
- 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.Ragna: "Man, are you still keeping that thing under wraps? You'd better bring that sucker out in the next game!"
- Funny Animal
- Game-Breaking Injury: The reason he hasn't been all that active in Kagutsuchi lately, courtesy of Phantom.
- 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: For bonus points, as a reference to Miyamoto Musashi, it also comes in a pair.
- 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. It is inherited from his brother. It also can force Terumi's true form to materialize.
- Multiple-Tailed Beast
- 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.
- Parental Abandonment: He was forced to do this to the young Kokonoe. This leads to her hating his guts.
- 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. It's implied that Ragna took his own cooking skills from him.
- The Worf Effect: Despite being touted as one of the stronger characters in the series (or perhaps because of that fact), he seems to spend a lot of his time getting injured. Relius offscreens him in Continuum Shift and Phantom, AKA Nine, his wife, did it as well in Chronophantasma
- 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.
Voiced by: Saki Fujita / Cherami Leigh
Mai Natsume's eccentric roommate at the Military Academy and supporting character of the manga BlazBlue: Remix Heart.
- Animal Motifs: the butterfly is seen a lot in her belongings, from her hairband to her... panties (much to Mai's puzzlement).
- Badass Labcoat: The coat with her military academy uniform and the labcoat the Ammit Cryas revealed her wearing as a member of Sector Seven.
- Canon Immigrant: As of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, along with Mai.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: When the urge to learn gets the better of her.
- Curtains Match the Window: Purple eyes, purple hair.
- Future Badass: Implied in Mai's bad dream of the future; there, Kajun is depicted as being able to hold her own against future Tsubaki, Noel and Makoto (as we saw them in the games) with ease.
- Hair Decorations: Wears a hairband with a butterfly decoration on her hair.
- The Mole: For Kokonoe and Sector Seven
- Proper Tights with a Skirt
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Has shades of this with Mai.
- Shipper on Deck: Is a fan of Jin x Tsubaki, just like the rest of her gang.
- In the school festival event, Jin won the role of "Izanagi" as the star of the festival. Tsubaki, naturally, wants to be the "Izanami" besides him; Kajun then devises a plan together with her friends that can carry Tsubaki through the rock-paper-scissors game used for choosing the role. This doesn't end as well as expected as other competitors suspect Tsubaki for cheating. Kajun steps in, trying to prove her innocence... and then Kajun gets the Izanami title instead.
- The Smart Gal: Kajun is very intelligent and is able to assess the abilities of various items in the manga. With a little information, she can also predict the thought processes of others.
- Spoiled Sweet: She can act like a princess at times, but she has a good heart.
- To Be a Master: Kajun tries to learn as much as possible, and has developed a habit of collecting information on anything new. Obsessed with obtaining knowledge she carries a small handbook around to write down everything she ever recorded and puts herself or her friends in odd situations in order to learn.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
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. Then, as he wakes up on one fateful day, Yuuki Terumi appears besides him and offers him knowledge that he may lost, on the condition that he would try to find the Azure for him.
- 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, seithr began to fill the island, distracting Nine and the Ten Sages 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 Cameo: Appears in the game as Hazama's Amane-fied (i.e with Amane's Astral Heat) form.
- 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.
- The Corruptible: He's rather easily manipulated by Terumi. Though for some reason he admitted that Kazuma is the first host that "gave him so much trouble".
- Deadpan Snarker: Initially averted, but starts to show shades of this after meeting Terumi.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life/Quest for Identity: 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. Likely to be attributed to being an Artificial Human made from an Azure Grimoire.
- 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. This is because of Celica's natural ability of negating seithr and disable Azure Grimoire, which is what Kazuma is made of.
- 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, whose 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.
- Sharing a Body: With Terumi, later on. Exploited later; see Manipulative Bastard above.
- 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.
- Unwitting Pawn: Becomes one to Terumi.
- 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.
- Younger Than They Look: Downplayed somewhat. He looks like he's at his late teens, but he's actually just 12 years old.
A character from the Bloodedge Experience novels. She is an agent working for the Mitsurugi Agency, who hires the Immortal Breakers to try and kill Clavis Alucard. She meets Naoto after the Agency is sent to clean up his apartment after Clavis’ battle with the Immortal Breakers and is immediately smitten with him and attempts to seduce him. She has a, currently unnamed, Drive that seems to use Razor Wind.
She is Dimension Boundary Contact Prime Field Device ES No. 07, created from the body parts of her dead sister units. Like other types of Prime Fields, she has a Murakumo-esque form.
- Artificial Human: She is a Dimension Boundary Contact Prime Field Device, which is a similar being to the Murakumo units and Es.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: She is in charge of the Mitsurugi Agency forces in Shin Kawahama City and is easily the strongest member. She is able to fight evenly against Spinner Superior, who effortless killed all of her soldiers.
- Become Your Weapon: Has a Murakumo-like weapon that she uses as armor.
- Berserk Button: When Spinner calls her a “Mosaic” she immediately attempts to kill him with all her strength.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Her main weapon in her Murakumo form.
- Expy: Of Nu. They are both Prime Field Devices that use a Murakumo as armor. Both are Yandere for the main character and hostile to everyone else, especially those they think are in the way. They both have relationships with the main character based on a one-sided belief in the Interplay of Sex and Violence; The Masochism Tango for Nu and In Love with Your Carnage for Kiiro. Also they both have Idiot Hair.
- Frankenstein's Monster: Her body is made from the pieces of her sister units that had died previously. This is why calling her “Mosaic” is her Berserk Button.
- Idiot Hair: When she lets her hair down.
- In Love with Your Carnage: Is turned on by Naoto’s Drive and even wants him to cut her up with Bloodedge.
- Love at First Sight: Falls for Naoto immediately after meeting him. She says this is because of their synchronized heartbeats.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Does not like Raquel and when they first meet, Kiiro says she would kill Raquel on the spot if Naoto wasn’t there.
- Rapunzel Hair: Reaches her lower back when it’s not in a ponytail.
- Razor Wind: Her currently unnamed Drive seems to have this effect.
- Robot Girl: A given being a Prime Field Device.
- Sexy Spectacles: Wears a pair of rimless glasses to complete her Sexy Secretary look.
- Slasher Smile: Sports one when Spinner hits her Berserk Button.
- Slipknot Ponytail: While her hair is normally kept in a ponytail, her hair is down when she fights in her Murakumo form.
- Synchronization: Her and Naoto’s heartbeats are completely in sync for an unknown reason.
- Thanks for the Mammary: Invoked. She puts Naoto’s hand on her chest to prove to him that their heartbeats are synchronized. Of course this puts his hand directly on her breasts.
- Woman Scorned: Subverted. While her personality suggests she would turn Yandere on Naoto after he rejects her, she actually gets more turned on by him rejecting her advances.
- Yandere: Has elements of this when comparing her total infatuation with Naoto to her cold and murderous interactions with Raquel and Spinner respectively.
- You Are Number Seven: Is designated Dimension Boundary Contact Prime Field Device ES No. 07.
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.
- Artifact of Doom: It is implied to be the source of Litchi's Boundary corruption.
- Cool Pet: Such a small Panda that lives on its owner's hair, and it's also a living power-up device. Definitely cool.
- Hair Decorations
- Head Pet: Lao Jiu is kept on Litchi's hair knot; still quite close to her head.
- Panda-ing 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.
Voiced by: Yukiko Kato / Michelle Ruff
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."
- Anime Chinese Girl: If her name and qipao are of any indication, yes.
- Big Sister Worship: She pretty much sees Litchi as her big sis and she idolizes her.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Downplayed; when Tager beats Litchi (in the first game), an angered Linhua charges at him. Not only he is unfazed, she hurts her hands in the process.
- Cute Little Fangs: Has one on the left side of her mouth.
- Parental Abandonment: Her parents were killed by NOL soldiers during a war.
- Satellite Character: Her only appearance in the first game is in Litchi and Taokaka's story mode, and she only serves as a supporting role. She gets some substantial Character Development in Continuum Shift, however.
- And is Put on a Bus in Chronophantasma.
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.
Mai, along with Kajun, appears in a new side-story of Remix Heart as part of the new content introduced in Chronophantasma Extend.
- Accidental Kiss: With Taro Sasagae, Jin's roommate.
- Adorkable: Almost rivals Noel in this department.
- Blue Is Heroic: Has blue hair and is dressed in blue most of the time. She's kind and helpful, if a bit timid.
- Canon Immigrant: She is mentioned by name during Chrono Phantasma, apparently being MIA since graduation.
- Appears alongside Kajun in Chrono Phantasma EXTEND's story mode.
- 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, Kajun Faycott is not an exception, either.
- Clothing Damage: She's prone to this.
- 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.
- Combat Stilettos: Her moments of actual combat are few and far between, but whenever she goes down to it, her high heels never hindered her once.
- Cursed with Awesome: Her super taste ability, ironically, means that she'd get sick if she ever eats normal food. Still, the ability helped her and her friends a lot of times. There's also the fact that she finds Noel's cooking delicious, which is a saving grace.
- Dark Secret: The fact that she was a man (and the heir of the Hazuki family) is treated as such by her, and she feared for the time it eventually gets out. Later on Chachakaka lets the secrets out with the Ammit Cryas, and while it does shock her friends, they apparently don't really care; she's still their dearest friend.
- Dual Wielding: Appears to have to some proficiency with weapons, wielding both a sword and dagger at more than one point.
- The Empath: Using her super taste ability, she can hear the inner thoughts of living things and their past lives. She has done this on the watermelon sprout that came alive in Chapter 3, the soul of the dead legendary Student Council President in Chapter 11, Shiori in Chapter 16 and Seifer in chapter 24. Except for the latter, she also manages to solve their inner problems because of it.
- Everyone Can See It: Everyone in her team quickly catches on when Mai shows signs of being lovestruck with Taro and they decide to do something about it.
- Exotic Eye Designs: After she gets a little of the Azure in her from her interaction with a certain Grimoirenote , she can access a greater power from it during times of distress, and her eyes will gain shining rectangular pupils during so.
- Expy: 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.
- Her hairstyle, however, is more similar to the "Maiden of the Grove/Kokage No Kimi"◊ (who is Dizzy) in Guilty Gear 2: Overture.
- 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.
- Hair Antennae
- Hair Decorations: Wears a big yellow hair ribbon.
- I Am What I Am: It is essentially what the title of Chapter 23 says. In that chapter, after Seifer Albar says that she has lied to her friends about her true nature the entire time, she (after words of encouragement from her friends) affirms that she is what she is, no matter what she may become.
- I Choose to Stay: In the end she decides that being a woman is okay, as her new life has given her more lively moments and new, loving friends.
- I Have No Son: In her supernaturally-induced nightmare in Chapter 8, her father comes to her and says that she's worthless as she chose to stay being a woman. He later even sends Chachakaka to kill her. Played with in the epilogue: as Chacha revealed, her father sent her away in order to offer her a chance to be free of the burdens of being the head of a Duodecim family by legally disowning her.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: In Chapter 9, she somehow loses her memories of her school life and gets freaked out by her surroundings. Only after she tastes her own tears, and later her close friends', that she goes back to normal.
- The Leader: Of her team, Remix Heart.
- 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.
- Living Macguffin: Her complete merging with the No-Name Grimoire (that makes her a woman in the first place) makes her a "Remix Heart", which along with the Azure fragment she later absorbed is a component Seifer Albar needed to make the Crimson Grimoire. He tried to forcefully take the Azure fragment from her, and succeeded; although as he didn't have enough souls to complete it, his Crimson Grimoire is incomplete.
- Meido: She was tricked into wearing an outfit of one by Kajun in Chapter 4.
- Ms. Fanservice: Good lord, does she have tons of fanservice moments. The manga explicitly makes comments on how busty she is.
- Inverted in one bath scene in Remix Heart with her, Noel, Tsubaki, Makoto, and Kajun; she's the only one who isn't naked, and gets called out for it.
- Nice Girl
- 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.
- 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 (because of the effect of an artifact) she sees Noel, Makoto, Tsubaki, and Kajun 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: A power she gained for a time. She copies the power and abilities of the last person she kissed (or the last thing she ate) and gives her previous ability to the recipient. Unfortunately, she had eaten Noel's cooking when she accidentally kisses Taro, dooming him into cooking death dishes like Noel.
- Properly Paranoid: Played straight overall in regards to Shiori, who she suspects as being a bad guy, although she keeps this to herself. Although subverted in one instance: she thought Shiori is putting poison inside the porridge that was meant for Jin and friends, but it turns out it's perfectly safe.
- Purple Eyes
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Shades of it with Kajun, and later Shiori (a new roommate introduced later).
- 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 senior.
- Shapeshifter Identity Crisis: Oftentimes she feels conflicted when confronted (directly or indirectly) with issues about (her) womanhood and she fears that she'll lose her "true self" the longer she stays a woman. This is no longer the case in the end as she has come to terms with what she is.
- Shipper on Deck: Supports Tsubaki's attempts to get closer to Jin, much like the rest of her gang.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl
- Starting a New Life: She pretty much does this after she becomes a woman and enlists in the academy. But it's not until after the last chapter (and the epilogue) when she fully embraces her new life, with her no longer having desires to go back to her old self.
- 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 who actually loves Noel's cooking, because she can't feel anything but Noel's innocence. She can also use her taste to identify supernatural objects.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Towards Shiori as she learned her past, and later Seifer as well.
- Tsundere: Type B (deredere) towards Taro. She cools down rather quickly, though.
- Unishment: As the punishment of breaking the school rules is eating Noel's cooking, she intentionally does it time after time so that she can eat them.
- You Can't Go Home Again: She thinks that she was rejected from the house Hazuki by her father because he no longer found her worthy because of her condition. Later she discovers that this was not the reason he sent her away.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- Hair Color Dissonance: It can hover in shades of blue and violet.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Both with her school uniform and with shorts when dressed casually.
Mikado/Imperator Librarius/Hades Izanami
- I shall deliver death unto all of the living.
Voiced by: Kanako Kondo (CS), Yukana (Extend-current) / Kate Higgins (credited as Kate Davis in Alter Memory)
The mysterious head of the Novus Orbis Librarium, and the ruler of the whole world. Only a few have actually seen the Imperator in person, those few being the heads of the Duodecim and select high-ranking members of the Library.
- 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.
- Anti-Gravity Clothing: Her ring-crown thingy seemingly floats around her head without any visible attachments.
- 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 (and to an extent, other Murakumo Units) carries some parts of Saya's consciousness.
- She also can manipulate Tsubaki's thoughts from afar, and this gets increasingly intense that in the Japanese version, Izayoi (in cutscenes) starts talking in tandem with Imperator's voice.
- 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 Goddess 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.
- 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. Her existence is also hinted in X Blaze Code Embryo as, presumably, someone Sechs answers to. 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: Zig-Zagged. While her presence was revealed in Continuum Shift, the fact that she is the Goddess of Death, and the true extent of her power, is not revealed until Chronophantasma’s True Ending. However, her power is forshadowed early in the game by Rachel, who says that even Hakumen at his full power might not be able to beat her and that, since she is “death”, the only way to defeat her is to kill her host.
- Grand Theft Me: Saya's body turns out to be a vessel for Izanami.
- Hair Decorations: She wears a golden ring-thingy that accompanies her hairpins.
- 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.
- Lost in Translation: Her name in Japanese is "Meiou Izanami" (冥王イザナミ); that is, "Dark Lord Izanami", Meiou being her title. Meiou is also what the Japanese call "Pluto" (both the Roman god and the planet) and, subsequently, "Hades" (his Greek counterpart), which is what ends up being used in the overseas release.
- 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: An attack from Hakumen does nothing to her; Hakumen's sword kills time and since she's the avatar of death, and time would be inconsequential to her domain, she's invulnerable to it.
- 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."
- Outside-Context Villain: Being the Goddess of Death, she's way out of Hazama and Relius' league, and likely everyone else's as well. And while other great powers in the game have connection to either the Boundary or the Azure, Izanami is powerful all by herself. A powerful attack by Hakumen doesn't even faze her.
- Pimped-Out Dress
- Power Floats: She can be seen floating freely during some cutscenes. She also floats all the time during the boss fight with Take-Mikazuchi.
- 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. That is pretty much what they get for installing someone much more powerful than them as Imperator, really.
- 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.
- The Stoic: Only averts this when she tells others of her plans for the world, by which she becomes rather enthusiastic.
- 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 being confronted by Ragna, Jin, and Noel, she insists not to be referred to as "Saya", but rather "Hades 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, becoming the vessel of a manifestation and avatar of death? The fact that 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).
- Xanatos Speed Chess: She's quick to counteract should she encountered some losses.
- When Ragna moves to activate his Azure Grimoire after stalemating to Nu, she intervenes to jam it. Losing Nu would have thrown her plot to summon the Master Unit off the rails, since Noel was far less likely to comply by this point.
- When Makoto defeats Izayoi!Tsubaki in Bonds, she intervenes to forcibly reinstate Mind Eater and push the fight to a deathmatch. Losing the Izayoi would leave her without a way to kill Rachel Alucard. Likewise, when Makoto tries again to sway Tsubaki away from the Main Branch, she intervened immediately and threw Tsubaki out of character as a result. That near rescue must have really hit home.
- When Rachel sends Ragna to Phase 0 through the Ibukido Cauldron and successfully recalls him after the fact, Izanami ordered Takamagahara's destruction. Between this and Makoto, Noel and Jin's successful rescue of Tsubaki, she must have been real sour.
- After Ragna and Celica emerge with an unconscious Nu in the former's hands, Izanami ejects Hakumen by force, sics Nine on Jubei, and reanimates Nu to hug.exe Ragna, invoking his transformation and near-murder of Jin.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
- 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.
Voiced by: Masaru Suzuki / Ezra Weisz (credited as Ethan Murray in Alter Memory)
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...
- He also seems to like Amane, calling him "cutie pie".
- Mega Neko
- Parasol of Pain: The form he takes most of the time.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Gii says that Nago is quite the masochist. In gameplay it's him who takes damage whenever Rachel gets "hit".
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
A character from Bloodedge Experience novels who mainly serves as Naoto's partner. A goth-loli vampire in the vein of Rachel. Clavis Alucard's adoptive daughter and Rachel's adoptive sister, who's actually an Artificial Human (well, vampire) made of an Embryo. She's 2 years old. Has a weird habit of... getting naked (or close to it) as well as being uncomfortable (so much that she gets panic attacks) around women. Her Drive is Tempest, an ability to control wind currents, much like Rachel's Silpheed.
She first meets Naoto when she was chased by a strange, grotesque insect man; Naoto goes to save her and beat the insect man, but he lost his right arm in the process. Raquel then offers to save him from bleeding to death in exchange for him to find the Azure. The next day, he finds himself to be normal (with his right arm again) but technically dead; Raquel explains that she shared her immense life force with him, but that will turn him into a vampire in a year - unless he does what she made him promise to.
- Abusive Parents: It's implied that Clavis was this to her; Naoto noticed that he doesn't let her say anything when he asked Naoto whether he wanted Raquel to be taken back by him, and that the two generally don't treat each other like a father and daughter should. Then it's made clearer that he's this when it's revealed that he subjected her to connecting with the Boundary to load her with knowledge; the experience caused her pain and agony.
- A-Cup Angst: Naoto once (accidentally) mocked him about her chest size. She was not amused.
- Animal Motifs: The rabbit, like Rachel. Her hair ribbons make her look like a rabbit like Rachel, but in a different way: Raquel ties her hair in a ponytail while Rachel ties hers in pigtails.
- Artificial Vampire: she was born from an Embryo that Clavis found.
- Badass Cape: Her original outfit is nothing but a badass cape.
- Big Damn Heroes: Busts into the room to save Naoto when Saya was attacking him with Soul Eater, since she noticed her life force being sucked out through Naoto (as he currently lives off of her life force).
- Blow You Away: Her Drive ability. She used it once to augment her jump while also carrying Naoto to go straight up a multi-story building.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Downplayed. She is annoyed that Naoto doesn’t tell her about his relationship with Saya Terumi and that he met Kiiro without telling her.
- Creepy Cool Crosses: Has the same ones as Rachel on her Badass Cape.
- Curtains Match the Window: Blonde hair, golden eyes.
- Damsel in Distress: During her initial fight with the Apostle she gets captured after letting her guard down when she assumed it was dead. Naoto saves her but nearly dies in the process. Later she gets captured by Spinner Superior and Naoto has to rescue her. This is problematic since, as his link with Raquel is weakening, his right arm (as it is made of Raquel's blood) dissolves into blood.
- Deadpan Snarker: Likes snarking with Naoto a lot.
- Expy: In terms of the whole Blazblue universe, she's this to Rachel. From her looks, to her abilities, to her relationship with the protagonist.
- Going Commando: Even after being forced to wear clothes, she refuses to put on panties under her school uniform.
- Herald: She's the one who kickstarts Naoto's jump into the plot.
- Hey, You!: She calls Clavis “that man” as opposed to addressing him as her father.
- Hime Cut
- Identical Stranger: She has "chosen" Naoto because he indirectly reminds her of someone who saved her from her predicaments with Clavis before; said someone bears red eyes and white hair, and has "azure heartbeats", something that Raquel senses within Naoto.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Seems to have very little knowledge about anything sexual. When she and Naoto are in an adult store she continuously asks the clerk about the various toys being sold there, much to Naoto’s embarrassment.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She treats Naoto as a servant and at one point flat out says that she sees him as a dog rather than a person. However she did save his life, wants to stay with him, and puts a lot of trust in him. She also tries to keep civilians away from her battles.
- Kick Chick: Physically fights mostly with powerful kicks.
- Lady and Knight: The Lady to Naoto’s Knight.
- Lady of Black Magic: Much like Rachel, she can use magic. She mostly uses it to enhance her ability to sense the Azure.
- Living Shadow: She is able to hide herself inside Naoto’s shadow. Since staying in the sun tires her out, she does this fairly often so she can rest.
- Mind-Control Eyes: The ability Slave Red allows her to take control of someone through eye contact to force them to obey a command or make them believe something she tells them. However It Only Works Once per person.
- Mind Rape: Clavis decided to educate Raquel by connecting her to the Boundary, which ends as well as you would expect. She was saved by a mysterious man with white hair and red eyes.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: Her and Naoto's relationship in a nutshell. She even calls him "my servant" in the school.
- Moment Killer: She once (indirectly) interrupts an intimate moment between Naoto and Haruka by opening the apartment's room door and letting Haruka's mother in.
- Mundane Utility: Uses Slave Red, which can control anyone, to convince Haruka that she is Naoto’s cousin because explaining things to Haruka would be too troublesome.
- Naked First Impression: When she first meets Naoto she is naked except for her Badass Cape, although he only reacted to it after he wakes up the next day. This also happens when she meets Haruka (while Naoto was struggling to get Raquel to wear clothes) although Haruka decides to search for a knife.
- New Transfer Student: Enlists at Shin Kawahama First High School to work with Naoto in searching for the Azure.
- OOC Is Serious Business: When Clavis appears in Naoto’s house, she is shaking in fear. Compared to her usual headstrong attitude, or even her freezing up around women, this is a sign that her relationship with Clavis is not a good one.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Like Rachel, she doesn't drink blood often, although she's still uncomfortable under sunlight. She isn't a natural born vampire either.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is so long that it goes all the way down to the floor.
- Really Was Born Yesterday: She's just 2 years old and yet she already looks like a teenager.
- Relative Error: Inverted and Invoked. When Haruka searches for a knife after seeing Naoto with a naked Raquel, Raquel uses Slave Red to convince Haruka that she is Naoto’s cousin. The fact that this convinces Haruka is incredibly ironic considering her own feelings for Naoto.
- Restored My Faith in Humanity: Believed that all humans were cowardly and weak. She believes Naoto is the same when he ran away during her first fight with an Apostle. However he proves her wrong when he comes back with a fire extinguisher, having only left to get a weapon, and shows that humans can be stronger than she thought.
- Sensor Character: Has the unique ability to innately sense the Azure, specifically the Remains of Azure that are left behind when a Drive is used.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Does not like wearing clothes and does not care about being seen naked. She also will walk in on Naoto when he’s naked since she considers looking at her servant naked the same thing as looking at a pet dog naked.
- Spot of Tea: As with every other Alucard. She stands out in the fact that she demands Naoto make her tea in the middle of class.
- Stripperific: Her initial outfit consists of her Badass Cape, her rabbit-styled hair ribbons… and that’s it.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: She’s a vampire sort of and has gold eyes.
- Tsundere: She treats Naoto like a lowly servant and snarks at him a lot, but there are times where she shows genuine concerns and worry for him.
- Undead Tax Exemption: Easily transfers into Naoto’s high school despite being a vampire who has no normal credentials. Although the fact that she has Slave Red probably helped.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is not comfortable around women, the more feminine they are the worse for her. When they get close she freezes up and cannot talk to them, refuse them or even physically resist them. The only reason she even wore clothes at all is because she couldn’t stop Haruka from dressing her and cannot refuse when Yuki wants her to spend the night with them. She can overcome this in dangerous situations though.
- Younger Than They Look: In contrast to Rachel, who has lived for thousands of years but looks 12, Raquel is only 2 years old but looks like she’s 16.
Voiced by: Kanako Kondou (CT) / Cristina Valenzuela (CT)
Ragna and Jin's missing little sister. She is the template for the Murakumo Units (Lambda, Mu (Noel) 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.
- Big Brother Attraction: implied; as the Murakumo Units are all Saya clones, they all share fragments of her consciousness and are attracted to Ragna to different extents... Even Izanami exploited this while she's using her body, to get Ragna to work with her.
- 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.
- Shoot the Dog: Since Izanami cannot be killed, the only way to stop her is to kill Saya, which denies Izanami the body she needs in order to take direct action. However, Ragna is unable to go through with it.
A character from the Bloodedge Experience novels. She is Naoto’s younger sister and Haruka’s cousin. A member of the Terumi Clan, descended from the Amanohokosaka Clan. When she was 8 years old her Drive manifested and she killed everyone in the Terumi Clan except Naoto and her mom, after which Mei imprisoned her. She wants to kill Naoto so she can take his Hunter’s Eye and revive the Terumi Clan. Her Drive is Soul Eater, which lets her steal the life force from anyone she touches.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Naoto’s Abel
- Damsel in Distress: She later gets kidnapped by one of Spinner Superior's bugs and Naoto goes to save her. After that, however, when he's distracted trying to save Raquel, the Immortal Breakers took Saya away without him knowing.
- Identical Stranger: Looks a lot like the Imperator. They both have red eyes, long purple hair kept in a ponytail, and have designs based on Miko.
- Genocide from the Inside: She wiped out her own clan after gaining Soul Eater.
- Hour of Power: Due to her weak body, she can only use Soul Eater for three minutes before collapsing, although she does know magic that temporarily gives her strength to continue fighting.
- Ill Girl: She is physically very frail, meaning she can’t fight for long periods of time. She can use Soul Eater to fight for longer, but it can only extend her fighting time a little.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Her weapon of choice
- Kimono Is Traditional: Wears a kimono, fitting with her image of a traditional woman.
- Life Drain: Her Drive, Soul Eater, can drain the life force of anyone she comes in contact with.
- One Steve Limit: A noticeable aversion in both first and last name. Saya is Ragna and Jin’s sister and Terumi obviously comes from Yuuki Terumi. She however has no connection to Saya and Yuuki Terumi’s name is just an alias so the reason for this is unknown.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: She attacks Valkenhayn for trying to kill Naoto, saying only she has the right to do so. This is most likely because she needs to take the Hunter’s Eye from him.
- Rapunzel Hair: It goes down to below her waist, while it’s still in a ponytail.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes and slaughtered her clan.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: After the slaughter of the Terumi Clan, Mei Amonohokosaka and a few other magic users sealed her away. However, they were unable to keep her contained and she escaped.
- Undeathly Pallor
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
A Remix Heart character introduced in later chapters. A professor at the Military Academy who teaches alchemy. Previously affiliated with Sector Seven. He spent most of his time away from other people, being busy with his own researches. Later develops some interest in Mai for some reason. It's because Mai is the first known successful merging of a person and a Grimoire, which makes her a "Remix Heart", something that Seifer sought for creating the Crimson Grimoire (aka the Burning Red), which gives one tremendous magic powers.
- Ambition Is Evil: His mad pursuit of the Crimson Grimoire leads to him conducting dastardly experiments on various people and, later, attempting to sacrifice the entirety of the Academy on making said grimoire.
- Alchemy Is Magic: Pretty much what his alchemy abilities boil down to. He can create a Blob Monster and control another monster with it, and he can also create barriers and transfigure things into weapons.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: He's ultimately killed by Hazama.
- Big Damn Heroes: Is the one who ultimately stops the rampaging Jin Kisaragi (when he was influenced by Yukianesa). Also saves Mai from falling down the building after a Blob Monster attacks her.
- Breaking Speech: He tells Mai that she has been lying in front of her friends about her true nature the entire time, and that she's losing her true self as she becomes a complete "Remix Heart", but she counters this by saying that I Am What I Am.
- Deadly Upgrade: He later manages to acquire the Burning Red and then demonstrates its tremendous power. But as the Grimoire is incomplete, it rejects him and then shocks him.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Screams this at Mai when she's sympathizing with his past. He then proceeds to take the Remix Heart from her.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Is revealed to be the Big Bad.
- Freudian Excuse: Somewhat: he was ridiculed in the past for trying to find/make the Crimson Grimoire, which was believed to be a myth. This just made him wanting the thing even more, to prove himself.
- Just Between You and Me: When Mai becomes incapacitated because of the device Seifer put on her, he then blurts his true motives while nobody's around.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: He pretty much gets what he wanted... but the Grimoire was incomplete, it harms him, and later Hazama comes down and kills him easily.
- Loners Are Freaks: He claimed that friends, companions and somesuch are nothing before the power of the Crimson Grimoire. Later on, after Mai is saved and she gets news on him missing, she goes to say that he wouldn't turn out so bad if he had friends to support him and scold him whenever he made mistakes.
- Mad Scientist: Is hinted to be one. Turns out he really is one, what with his disregard of human life as he performed experiments on them for his goal.
- Manipulative Bastard: First he created a monster to observe Mai, and as the monster threatened her, he then swoops in to save her, earning her trust. She then explains her situation to him, which leads to him putting a device on her that collects information about her. After he gets everything he needs, it shocks her to unconsciousness, and Seifer manipulated her friends to flood her with Ars Magus to reconfigure the Azure fragments within her, and indirectly turning her into a full "Remix Heart".
- Nice Guy: Appears as amicable and collected, and is concerned with the well-being of the students. In reality, though, he's a cruel bastard who will stop at nothing to reach his goal.
- Never Found the Body: After he's killed, his body is mentioned to have been disappeared from the place.
- Sharp-Dressed Man
- Smart People Wear Glasses
- Walking Spoiler: This dude is, shall we say, quite a big deal later.
A Remix Heart character introduced in later chapters. Initially appearing before the Team Remix Heart as a polite and humble new transfer student and becoming Mai and Kajun's roommate, she then shows her true nature to Mai - being an assassin sent to kill Jin Kisaragi. But after Mai understands her inner feelings, Shiori softens and then goes to Mai's side. Is partnered by Chachakaka, another assassin who handles recon job and assists her.
- Acquired Poison Immunity: She points out that she's immune to getting poisoned. Her flashback shows her younger self getting surrounded by poisonous snakes, which likely contributes to this.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Beneath her courteous persona lies a calculating mind of an assassin. She ditches the sheep's clothing later.
- Black Cloak: In her past, she's shown wearing this, complete with a Cool Mask.
- Combat Stilettos: Can move quite quickly even while wearing these. She even uses them to brutally stomp on a NOL officer's hand.
- Dark and Troubled Past: When her past is shown through Mai when she licked Shiori's blood, we see her being put in Training from Hell from a young age and being treated harshly by her own parents.
- Foregone Conclusion: She's tasked to assassinate Jin. Of course, by the time the games start, he's shown to be alive and well.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Hair Decorations: Wears dark blue ribbons to tie her hair.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Initially appears this way, but then quickly subverted later.
- Heel-Face Turn: When Mai gets a glimpse of Shiori's past, she sympathizes with her. Shiori then cries as she realizes that Mai really meant it when she said that she'd like to help her whenever Shiori has a problem, and on the morning after she becomes Mai's ally (although she's still going to kill Jin).
- Heroic Sacrifice: In Chapter 24, when Seifer is going to kill Mai, Shiori Took The Bullet for her.
- Jerkass: After her Heel-Face Turn, she stops hiding behind her polite persona and defaults to her constant bitchy nature.
- Master Poisoner: Is knowledgeable about multiple kinds of poisons.
- New Transfer Student
- Professional Killer: the Kirihito family has been one since generations mainly for Hazuki family, and Shiori is no exception.
- The Rival: Declares Taro as this as Mai shows some affection towards him.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Later forms this with Mai. Reaches to Schoolgirl Lesbians territory when she openly declares that her love for Mai exceeds everyone else's. Mai herself isn't really into it, though.
- Sadist: Is shown to be one when her true nature is shown. She poisoned a NOL officer and then tortures him, while detailing how she'll going to inflict horrible pain on him and he'll forget everything due to said poison. She also mentions to Mai that not only she'll turn Mai's friends into her mindless puppets and have them kill Jin, but she'll make Tsubaki realize it once she does the deed.
- Single-Target Sexuality: She's clearly Mai-sexual. This is proven when she finds out that Mai's a man all along; she just doesn't care and says that she still loves Mai even if she was a man.
- Sixth Ranger: For the Team Remix Heart.
- Skinship Grope: Her first introduction with the Team Remix Heart involves her sneaking behind Mai and then doing this to her, telling her to not let her guard down. Later after her Heel-Face Turn she occasionally does this as a sign of affection.
- The Sneaky Guy: Pretty much.
- Sore Loser: when she loses to Taro in the shaved ice eating contest, she shoved some shaved ice onto his face and then gloats about it.
- Tyke Bomb: Her Dark and Troubled Past turns her into this, making her an assassin from a young age.
- Defusing the Tyke Bomb: Mai does this to her by understanding her feelings. She succeeds.
- Zettai Ryouiki: With thigh-high boots.
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 its creation.
- Disappeared Dad
- I Will Find You: Has a chapter devoted to finding him. In the end, Celica, Konoe, Trinity and Bloodedge found him in his old lab, apparently barely survived the Black Beast ordeal with seithr poisoning. After an angered Konoe attacked him, he succumbed to his wounds and died.
- Mad Scientist: Implied to be this. He was the one who created the Kushinada's Lynchpin. He also planned to use Celica as the energy source for the thing, which maddens Nine.
- The Scapegoat: Is blamed for the appearance of the Black Beast, but the truth is more complicated...
TA is voiced by: Naomi Kusumi / Travis Willingham (CS), Michael McConnohie (Alter Memory, credited as Geoffrey Chalmers)
TB is voiced by: Seirou Ogino / Ezra Weisz (CS), Bryce Papenbrook (Alter Memory)
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.
- Deus Est Machina: It is able to make Phenomenon Interventions and is responsible for the time loops in the first game.
- Divine Conflict: Its "feud" of sorts with Amaterasu involves the whole world and space-time continuum. It escalates further when Izanami controls it, causing random time distortions in the third game.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: It tried to use Terumi to help it in its plans, but later Terumi betrayed it.
- Hijacking Cthulhu: Terumi uses the distraction unwittingly created by Ragna saving Mu-12 to infect the system with Phantom's virus to disable them. Later the system is in the Imperator's direct control.
- The Omniscient: Got screwed over anyway by Terumi.
- White Void Room: Their realm is shown being this, with three chairs that cast humanoid shadows of the three otherwise invisible entities sitting on them.
- You Can't Thwart Stage One: The reason the heroes couldn't stop Terumi was because Takamagahara was using him as a pawn to carry out their own plan to destroy the Master Unit, and would switch to a different timeline if things went out of control. And look at what happened because of it.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After Ragna's return from Phase 0, Izanami commands Phantom to destroy them.
- 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. It takes a form of a coffin-like satellite what holds a humanoid creature inside it what can fire a devastating laser. It can only use its strongest ability once every 4 years. After the Dark War, it was used by Takamagahara; in particular, it used the satellite 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.
In Chronophantasma, 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.
It has an 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.
- 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.
- Fusion Dance: With Nu-13 acting as its core so that it can be controlled easier.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- Humanoid 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.
- 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, Tager, Bang and Azrael can use their Sledge (a special move with lots of guardpoint), 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.
A character from Remix Heart manga. Jin Kisaragi's roommate from the Academy days, and a member of the student council. Has an amiable and easy-going personality, and cooks for the team. Seemingly, Kagura Mutsuki's relative. He's also Jin's "secret" bodyguard who protects him from assassins coming after him.
- Accidental Kiss: With Mai.
- Ambiguously Bi: There's his Accidental Kiss and subtle interest with Mai. On the other hand, he is also extremely close to Jin and takes his "secret" bodyguard duty to him very seriously.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Big Eater: Is known for this. In one omake, when he, Jin and another roommate goes shopping for supplies, he's always shown buying some snacks. He even wins a shaved ice-eating contest against Shiori, and later other people as well.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: Even in the academy years, Jin is still stronger than Taro as seen during Jin's Yukianesa-induced rampage. Despite that, Taro still does his duty.
- Canon Immigrant: At least given mention in Chronophantasma by Noel and Makoto.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He can be quite silly and undignified, but when encountered with danger, he'll be quick to show his battle Ars Magus skills.
- Hero Secret Service: Works as one for Jin, under Kagura's orders.
- Idiot Hero/Dumb Is Good: Shades of this.
- Mundane Utility: Somewhat inverted: He's quite apt in using Ars Magus in combat, but he can't open an Ars Magus letter meant for him.
- My Greatest Failure: Averted. After one incident where Jin got badly injured, Taro had a rare moment of self-pity where he says that he had failed completely due to not being able to protect Jin, but Mai managed to snap him out of it.
- Nice Guy: Never fails to be amiable. Even when Shiori openly threatens him over winning Mai's love, he just takes it easy.
- The Nicknamer: Calls Jin "Jinjin", Mai "Maimai" and Shiori "Shioshio". Also "Big Bro" for Kagura.
- Power Fist/Tricked-Out Gloves: He has a pair of gloves which he uses for using his Ars Magus.
- Razor Floss: Specializes in making magic strings that can cut things. He can also use them to restrain people.
- Ship Tease: Has a lot of Ho Yay moments with Jin and has been teased with Mai, as well.
- Team Chef: He's the one doing the cooking for his roommates. This becomes problematic in one chapter when Mai, right after eating Noel's cooking, accidentally kisses Taro and passes Noel's horrendous cooking skills to him. It ends with he and his roommates getting bedridden.
- The Tease: He is mostly this towards Jin. More than a little bit, too.
Taro: "This is great! Why don't you try making one too, Jinjin?"Jin: "... I'm fine."Taro: "Ehhh? Aren't you hot~? I bet you're over-heating in that, huh~~??"Jin: "... Not really."Taro: "*Bummed Face* Jeez..."
- Not to mention this gem in the beach scene in where he is literally tempting Jin to strip nakednote and take a swim. Jin being his usual self just denied him of that pleasure. Taro's reaction afterwards is nothing but utter disappointment.
- Undying Loyalty: Towards his mission of being Jin's closet bodyguard. He is even willing to sacrifice his life in order to keep him safe - up to and including taste-testing a supposed porridge that is "believed" to be poisoned by Shiori intended to kill Jin.
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.
- 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.
- Rebel Leader: The leader of the Ikaruga separatist movement.
- 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.
- Badass: Mentioned to be proficient in several weapons and ars, and can move faster than even Valkenhayn at his prime.
- Barrier Warrior: Can use minor barrier spells, and conversely, is able to cut through barriers.
- Cool Sword: His Hihirokane.
- Funny Animal
- Magical Eye: The special right eye of Jubei was used to be Tomonori's.
- Multiple-Tailed Beast
- Real Men Wear Pink
- Youkai: A nekomata.
Voiced by: Kaori Yagi / Kate Higgins
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 in CS, 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.
- Cat Girl
- Cool Big Sis: To Taokaka.
- Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: Serves as this for Taokaka, when they are in the same area.
- Expressive Mask: Like the rest of the Kakas.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Hand-Hiding Sleeves: As with the rest of the Kaka clan.
- In the Hood: A Kaka clan staple.
- Meaningful Name: "Tora" is the Japanese word for "tiger", thus explaining Torakaka's color pattern and tail.
- Vocal Dissonance: She wears the same dark mask with the Cheshire Cat Grin that Tao does, but her voice is that of a mature, intelligent woman. Not to mention that Tao got her Verbal Tics from her.
- Justifiably, she is an older member of the Kaka clan.
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 them switch places with each other. 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.Trinity: "...My glasses, have been stained."
- 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 of Gold, Heart of Gold: Shining blonde hair (though with pink shades) and is the kindest out of the Six Heroes.
- 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: An unconventional example: she 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 bodies 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.
- Magic Staff: The previous owner of the Muchōrin before Platinum.
- 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.
- Ship Tease: With Kazuma. Until Terumi got to him.
- Soul Jar: She managed to insert her soul into her weapon before Terumi killed her. Years later, as the weapon is in Platinum's possession, she's able to talk through Platinum and later, manifest herself using Platinum as medium.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Glassfield? Grassfille? Grassfield?
- 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.