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Characters: Melty Blood
This page describes the characters from the multiple Melty Blood games. For characters originating in Tsukihime or Kagetsu Tohya please check Tsukihime.

Spoilers abound!! Read at your own risk.

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    Sion Eltnam Atlasia 

Sion Eltnam Atlasia

Voiced by: Rio Natsuki (JP - Melty Blood, Carnival Phantasm), Satomi Akesaka (JP - Under Night In-Birth, as "Eltnum")

Sion is an Alchemist of Atlas, a magic organization in Egypt independent of the Mage's Association. According to her calculations, Tatari is going to manifest in Misaki. Bearing a grudge against the mysterious vampire, she came in an attempt to kill him. She quickly meets up with Shiki and commences the first battle of the story. Following that, she and Shiki track down the mysterious Tatari, but she eventually lies and says they have defeated him before they really have managed to do so. Shiki catches on and they eventually face Tatari in battle where, with the assistance of Arcueid, they finally manage to destroy him for real.

The reason for her grudge against the Tatari is rooted in a failed attempt by the Church to kill him at an earlier time. However, the rest of the group was killed, including her friend Riesbyfe Stridberg. Sion was only spared because Tatari realized she was a descendant of his, so he merely drank her blood. Due to the nature of the Tatari, she has yet to fully vampirize and intends to kill him before this can happen.

Vampire Sion/Sion TATARI is story-wise an Alternate Continuity where Sion has succumbed to her vampiric impulses and is on the verge of succeeding Wallachia as the new TATARI. Despite this she can still fight her normal self.


    Miyako Arima 

Miyako Arima

Voiced by: Miwa Kouzuki (JP)

"I don't care for whatever plans you have for humanity, just give Onii-chan back!"

Miyako is Shiki's much younger sister from the Arima family. She rarely talked with Shiki, so he assumed she didn't like him. In fact, the opposite was true: she loved him very much, but was shy so she couldn't approach him. Instead, she would get embarrassed, tackle him, and then run away. She views the Tohno family as having 'kidnapped' Shiki and goes to 'rescue' him. She has a fascination with Chinese martial arts, and Wallachia increased her fighting ability. She was mentioned briefly in the original Tsukihime and Len was mistaken for her in Kagetsu Tohya, but she did not receive a proper introduction until Melty Blood.


    Red Arcueid 

Red Arcueid (Warcueid)

Voiced by: Ryōka Yuzuki (JP)

Red Arcueid is a hypothetical Arceuid that has given into her blood lust created by Wallachia. However, because Arcueid is such a powerful being, she is limited to one third of her normal power. Red Arcueid is completely bloodthirsty and insane with absolutely no value for life.


    Neko-Arc 

Cat-Arcueid (Neco-Arc, or just Neco)

Voiced by: Ryōka Yuzuki (JP)

Neko-Arc was originally nothing more than a chibified Arcueid that would appear to harass Ciel in the Tsukihime hint corner Teach Me Ciel-Sensei. This trend continued into Kagetsu Tohya, but in Melty Blood she became a fully fledged character. As you can probably guess from her appearance and origins, she is not the most serious character around. In Carnival Phantasm, she is the owner and main bartender of the Ahnenerbe Cafe.


    Neko-Arc Chaos 

Cat-Arcueid Chaos (Neco-Arc Chaos)

Voiced by: Joji Nakata

Similar to Neco-Arc, he is a parody of Nrvnqsr "Nero" Chaos, and possibly Joji Nakata for that matter. He wants to be an actor, but never seems to be able to make it.


    Mecha Hisui 

Mecha-Hisui

Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki (JP)

Mecha Hisui is a robotic version of Hisui created by Kohaku, most likely while under the influence of Wallachia. Her duty seems to be to guard the Tohno Mansion from intruders, of which there are a large amount. It's revealed that Kohaku had built an entire factory that mass produces these units.


  • BFS: Big Effing Chainsaw, therefore...
  • Chainsaw Good
  • Expy: A robotic version of one of the main characters of a fighting game originally released in 2002, that has since recieved a truckload of updates. Now who are we talking about, Mecha-Hisui or Robo-Ky?
  • Insistent Terminology: Kohaku is addressed by Mecha-Hisui as either 'Doctor' or 'Doctor Kohaku'. (And 'Nee-san'.)
  • Magic Powered Pseudoscience: What exactly Mecha-Hisui is made of isn't quite known but she was created "under the Tatari's Influence." It is highly unlikely that Kohaku, no matter how twistedly smart she is, knows traditional electronics, programming, and robotics to the degree necessary.
    • In the pre-battle dialogue with Aoko, Aoko refers to Mecha-Hisui as a magic doll.
  • Mid Boss
  • Overly Long Name: Pleasant Type Latent City Subjugation Weapon Hisui.
  • Robo Speak: Used in general for Calling Your Attacks. Also, will call out: "Nee-san... Nee-san..." if beaten by Kohaku.
  • Shout-Out: Mecha Hisui's chainsaw is the Chainsawd weapon from Phantasy Star Online along with her aerial laser bazooka.
  • Super-Powered Robot Meter Maids: Seriously, are missiles, lasers, and a chainsaw really necessary for a "Pleasant Type" robot? Of course, she was designed by Kohaku...
    • Don't forget the jetpack.
  • Take Over the World: She (and the other mass produced Mech-Hisuis) try to do this at the end of her arcade mode in Act Cadenza. Whether or not they succeed no one knows.

    Riesbyfe Stridberg 

Riesbyfe Stridberg

Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (JP)

Riesbyfe was a Church Executor and a close friend of Sion before dying at the hands of the Night of Wallachia in the incident that infected Sion with vampirism. However, Wallachia absorbed her information, also known as her memories and personality. Sion was able to steal this from Wallachia and save the information in 2 of the partitions of her brain and then destroy him using a bullet she created from both Riesbyfe's and her own Empathic Weapon. Later in the alternate future, Dust of Osiris used her timeline's version of that same information to recreate or copy her as a "Defense System Physical Spirit", which she brought with her back in time. Riesbyfe's playable story arc takes place in the Vampire Sion timeline; although she is present in the "main" Sion timeline as well.


  • Back from the Dead: Sort of. In Actress Again The Dust Of Osiris animated her existence and in Sion's good ending and Satsuki's ending, Sion sets it up so Ries's continued existence is fed by Sion's mana instead. What Time Paradox?
    • Sion had already captured her data from Wallachia. She used a combination of the program Dust of Osiris made and her own.
  • Bifauxnen
  • Church Militant
  • Downer Ending: Her playable story ends in one. Having taken place during the Sion TATARI continuity, Riesbyfe is forced to take her down. In the end, Riesbyfe defeats Dust of Osiris, the person who resurrected her. Osiris tells her how she instigated the new TATARI in order to save her. After a heartfelt talk between the two of them, the two die together as TATARI collapses.
  • Expy: Her existence is very similar to the Servants of Fate/stay night. She's a Defense System Physical Spirit created from the previous Tatari's perfect information of her after Oberon ate her.
    • In the manga, she even boasts that she is Sion's Shield; a similar oath to the one that Saber made.
  • Fan Nickname: Roast Beef Stroganoff/Strudelburger/Stringburger.
  • Knight in Shining Armor
  • Mindlink Mates: Once Sion downloads her into two partitions of her mind to maintain her existence; they both can hear each other's thoughts and there's even some information bleed, like Riesbyfe using software terms.
  • No Sell: Riesbyfe doesn't have to obey Dust of Osirus because her special weapon True Apocrypha/"Gamaliel" nullified her commands.
    • This also prevented her consciousness from being absorbed by Tatari.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: She was animated to protect Dust of Osiris.
  • Posthumous Character: She was member of the Church and mentioned as a companion of Sion's in the group that was sent to try to stop Tatari, and died trying to buy her time to escape. Sion was extremely close to her, and kept a memento of her at all times. Then she appears in Actress Again, reanimated by the Dust of Osiris.
  • Pile Bunker: True Apocrypha, as befitting a planned rival of Ciel.
  • Shout-Out: In sixth chapter of Kara no Kyoukai, the headmaster of Reien Girl's Academy is stated to be "Mother Riesbyfe" and mentioned to have a large string instrument case in her office.
  • Staking the Loved One: Playing as her in Actress Again takes place in the Sion Tatari continuity, and she has to put down both V. Sion and The Dust Of Osiris; also Sion.
    • Together in Death: "I hope to be able to see you again, friend, after the darkness."
  • What Could Have Been: Up until TYPE-MOON created Sion, Riesbyfe was supposedly the main heroine of Melty Blood and would've appeared as Ciel's rival.

    Ryougi Shiki 

Shiki Ryougi

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (JP)

"I see... you're definitely some kind of imitation." [said to Shiki Tohno]

Shiki Ryougi from Kara no Kyoukai makes a special appearance in Melty Blood: Actress Again. For a proper writeup, please consult the Kara no Kyoukai characters page. Shiki is explicitly stated in Melty Blood to have come from another universe, most likely because she and Tohno Shiki do not exist in the same universes. She was apparently brought there by Archetype:Earth, and her story mode ends with the two of them starting to fight.


    Archetype Earth 

Archetype:Earth

Archetype Earth is the original form of Arcueid and the template for the vampires for planet Earth (thus an Archetype, rather than Type like Brunestud and ORT). However, in Current Code, she doesn't actually exist as a separate character despite being playable, merely as Arcueid's personality.


    Melty Blood Primary Antagonists 

The Night of Wallachia (Tatari/TATARI) / Zepia Eltnam Oberon

Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (JP)

"Spin the vermin, reverse the guilt.
Reverse the birth, reverse the world.
Spin spin spinspinspinSPIN~~~!"

The Tatari is one of the more bizarre Dead Apostles out there and the thirteenth Dead Apostle Ancestor. While not particularly powerful on his own, the nature of his existence makes him almost impossible to track down and completely impossible to destroy through normal means. The reason is that in one sense there is no Tatari at all, only a recurring phenomenon on par with a hurricane. It merely appears for a single night every few decades. The name Night of Wallachia comes from one of its earlier manifestations not long after the death of Vlad the Impaler, who was already falsely being thought of as a vampire. Due to the Tatari's nature of manifesting itself as the fears of the populace, it appeared as what Vlad would be if he really were Dracula and slaughtered the village.

Due to her grudge against him for both killing her friend Riesbyfe and partially vampirizing her, Sion has managed to track down where he is next to appear, thus setting in motion the events of Melty Blood. It is said that Tatari will not die until the crimson moon once again appears in the sky, which will not occur for another thousand years.

Although he has a number of fates in the original Melty Blood, canonically the Night of Wallachia ends abruptly when Arcueid channels Crimson Moon Brunestud, announces that even in a thousand years Zepia will not succeed in making his miracle, and pulls the crimson moon from the future to turn him back into his vulnerable vampire form. He is then killed by Sion and Shiki. Despite this, due to the meddling of Aoko and White Len he appears as an avatar of his former self in later Melty Blood games, though he is still dead.

  • Axe Crazy: "Katto! katto katto katto kattokattokattokattokattokatto KATTO~~~!!!"
  • Back from the Dead: Subverted, like the other Tsukihime villains in Melty Blood; it's not really them but an exact copy created by Tatari.
  • Big Bad: In Melty Blood.
  • Cryptic Background Reference: So what the heck is Program No. Six anyway?
  • Curse Escape Clause: Only when the Red Moon shines on him will he be mortal. The next Red Moon is in about... 1000 years.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: It still took Summon Bigger Fish.
  • Dracula: The game does in fact point out that Vlad Tepes was a mortal; but one of the first massacres that the Tatari did in the past was a town in the Romanian province of Wallachia that feared the legend of the Son of the Dragon.
    • Amusingly the real Vlad Tepes appears as a Servant in Fate EXTRA and another interpretation in Fate/Apocrypha; one wonders what would happen if the they encountered each other.
  • Enemy Without: He does not have a true form, he simply takes form according to the dominant fears and rumors in his "hunting grounds".
    • The fact that he does this is the reason for Red (Bousou/Berserk) Arcueid, stabby-mode Nanaya Shiki, Mecha Hisui, Magical Amber Kohaku, and possibly also Vermillion (Kurenai Seki Shuu) Akiha existing.
  • Evil Laugh: Both evil and maniacal.
    • Don't forget the demented giggling.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: AND HOW! "Mawase mawase mawase mawase mawasemawasemawasemawasemawasemawase MAWASE~~~!"
  • Eyes Always Shut: Because he drinks so much blood it leaks from his blood filled eyes when he opens them.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Played by Yasunori Masutani, who also plays Raphael in the Soul Series.
    • And hilariously Trevor Belmont in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness.
  • Jackass Genie: Hey, he just materializes as people's wishes. If people want a bumper crop, dead bodies for fertilizer. People want to be friends? Running in terror from him before they die is a great way to connect. People want the favor of their god? He'll become their god and favor them when they die for him. Really, he interprets every single wish as demand for a bloodthirsty rampage.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family
  • Not So Different: According to his warped logic, this is why he made Sion into a vampire.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: It takes something really special that Shiki can't just hit his Death Spot and kill him.
    • That may be a technical point. Shiki's power doesn't work on imaginary/weirdly-existing beings, hence Nasu's clarification that he wouldn't be able to kill a Servant (therefore proving that the famous crossover doujin is on crack and then some... sigh). He's literally described as a phenomenon, so killing him would be like killing a storm, or an earthquake... Maybe. ...Goddamn it Nasu!
    • To clarify, Shiki cannot kill beings outside of the Gaian cycle of life, as he himself is one of those beings. It's the reason why he can see death spots on living beings but lines on inorganic beings. It's easiest for him to comprehend death in beings most similar to himself, although he can still see death for anything under Gaian reality. TYPEs (the ultimate beings of each planet), beings like TATARI, and assumedly Servants, have a different concept of absolute death (Servants can die, but since they're stored in the Throne of Heroes, unless he can kill the record itself, Shiki can't "kill" them).
  • Passing the Torch: Villainous version. He wants Sion to be his successor.
  • Reality Warper: Through his Reality Marble, he can manifest people's fears in the physical world.
  • Start of Darkness: See Well-Intentioned Extremist below.
  • Tears of Blood: Mixed with Slasher Smile, both dripping blood.
    • You get a full screen of this when you pull off his super damn magnum epic attack in Melty Blood. You will fail to not scream. TRUST ME.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His final speech to Sion reveals that, after tracing out countless hopeless scenarios of humanity's self-destruction, he became the Tatari in hopes of eventually creating a variable that could alter the future.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Despite his best efforts, he never found a way to even stave off humanity's extinction let alone stop it.

White Len

Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (JP)

"IDIOT! You super IDIOT! Incredible IDIOT! Unbelievable IDIOT! I won't forgive you IDIOT!"

White Len is a version of Len created by Aoko Aozaki from the remains of Wallachia after he was defeated. She is said to made up of unused parts of the original Len, including both actually speaking and many of her repressed unhealthy emotions.


The Dust of Osiris

The Dust of Osiris is the Big Bad and Final Boss of Actress Again. She is the TATARI of a possible future created from Sion's blood that was sucked by Wallachia. It is effectively Sion as she would have been had she never been bitten by Wallachia or met Shiki and is a Well-Intentioned Extremist. When Arcueid pulled the Crimson Moon from a thousand years in the future to defeat Wallachia, the Dust of Osiris was able to follow it. Having decided that humanity could not be saved, she hoped to utilize the Philsopher's Stone, as well as a distorted space caused by the Crimson Moon's Time Travel to Kill All Humans and leave behind a record of their existence, at least giving the lives of humanity significance. In all endings where she is fought she is defeated and vanishes, except V. Sion's where V. Sion absorbs her power.



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