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- Anger Born of Worry: During the True Ending sequence, after Noel saves Ragna from falling into the cauldron.
- Anyone Can Die: They can and often do in the story mode.
IncludingEspecially the main character, Ragna, who often dies in his own path. The "Groundhog Day" Loop makes it so that all of the endings are canon, while ensuring that no one is Killed Off for Real (except v-13). Or... ?
- Book Ends: The Ragna ending of Rachel's story mode ends with the same tea in the courtyard that it began with.
- Cover Drop: The seal depicted behind the BlazBlue logo (and on the game over screen) finally shows up in the story in the True Ending, when Ragna activates his Azure Grimoire.
- Didn't See That Coming: Hakumen says a variant of this in his Calamity Trigger Arcade mode when Nu-13 is the ninth fight, rather than the last one.
- European Noel Is Hardcore: The European cover shows Noel doing a pretty badass Pistol Pose with a dark brown background contrasting other covers' use of blue. The result makes it look more like a shooting game.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: Hakumen and Nu-13 are monstrously powerful in-story. This is reflected in Story and Arcade Modes by only having you face their Unlimited forms.
- Glamour Failure: In the True Ending of CT, Hazama reveals that he is actually Yuuki Terumi. Interesting because his glamour failed more or less out of sheer enthusiasm.
- "Groundhog Day" Loop: All of the paths of the story mode in CT actually occur. It is implied that these events have been looping for some time and that Rachel is the only one of the main cast who is aware of it. The True End finally breaks the loop.
- Groundhog Peggy Sue: Rachel
- Kick the Dog: Jin kills Noel in his story mode. He's in crazy mode, so it's probably this trope. If he kills her while being sane or not under the influence of Yukianesa...
- Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: The console versions had a Limited Edition package that includes the game, 2-disc original soundtrack, and a bonus DVD feature tutorials and strategies from experts players of Dustloop and Shoryuken website.
- Pre-Order Bonus: Pre-ordering the Limited Edition also includes the 32-page BlazBlue: The Art of BlazBlue artbook.
- Long Song, Short Scene: "Love So Blue" (the vocal version of "Bullet Dance", Noel's theme) only plays for the Noel vs. Nu battle in the true ending. Noel has an infinite heat gauge for this battle, so it will be over in 10 seconds. Fortunately, it can be selected in VS mode.
- Multi-Platform: The console port, being released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, followed by its port to Windows PC.
- Noel Vermilion Is About To Shoot You: The European box art◊ for Calamity Trigger. Also fulfils the Pistol Pose trope.
- PC vs. Console: Thanks to the announcement of the Windows PC version.
- Poor Communication Kills: All of the people in the story who know ANYTHING about what's really going on are either the villains (Terumi, Takagamahara), enormous assholes who can't be bothered to explain anything even to their own allies (Kokonoe) or people who can't tell what's happening because of being Observers. (Rachel) Jubei, Hakumen and Kokonoe know a lot more about the Azure Grimoire than they're telling Ragna, Jin or Tager.
- At one point, Rachel even outright mocks Noel for all of the things Rachel knows that she doesn't know about herself, and then refuses to tell her anything.
- Power Up Motif: Bang Shishigami's Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan is a Super Mode that works like this: When you activate it, his power-up music begins to play loudly over the stage BGM, until the next round begins.
- Rank Inflation: In Online mode, players are awarded ranks that change depending on the user's player level. Ranks change every 5 levels of inflation up to 50, then every 10 levels up to 90, and the last rank is reserved for level 95.
- Independent fighters (Ragna, Rachel, and Arakune) start off as "Dine n' Dashers", then get "Risk Ratings" of "F7" to "F0", then progress from "E" to "A", then into "S" and finally "SS"
- Vigilantes (Tao, Carl, and Bang) are given different colors for their titles. Starting with "Novice" and ending at "Purple".
- Sector Seven (Tager, Litchi, and Hakumen) are given various animals. Starting with "Errand Boy", then going from actual animals like "Wolf" and "Lion" to mythical creatures like "Leviathan" and "Phoenix".
- The NOL (Noel, Jin, and Nu) are given military ranks. From "Private" to "Commander", then to elite royal ranks such as "Centuriones" and "Praefectus".
- Lampshade Hanging: Due to lack of coding, once you reach level 100, every character's rank becomes "(null)". Yes, (null). Arcsys basically tells you you've wasted your time.
- Regional Bonus: The European version includes all of the DLC, free of charge.