Video Game / Under Night In-Birth
Thousand night, Recurrence night, Reverie and Invite.
and...[7days Immortal] Unreal BLACK THINGS.
The deep darkness of the hollow night. New shells of incarnation alight.
One swing of a sword. Sinuous white snake. Savage fangs of the beast.
Tonight, the deepest night. Blessing for all who confronts...

Under Night In-Birth is a HD 2D Fighting Game made by French Bread, the makers of Melty Blood. Under Night appears to be the Spiritual Successor of the Melty Blood series, as the game was originally developed as an HD port of the latter. The game even features Sion Eltnam Atlasia as a guest character under the name "Eltnum".

Under Night In-Birth takes place in a fictional modern-day setting some time in the 21st century. A phenomenon called the Hollow Night (虚ろの夜 utsuro no yoru) has been enveloping particular regions of Japan once a month for several centuries. Each area engulfed in the Hollow Night is beset by shadow-like creatures called Voids (虚無 kyomu) that utilize and feed upon a power known as "Existence", or EXS (イグジス igujisu). Normal humans cannot see or come into contact with Voids, but certain people have the potential to perceive them. Those who acquire this perception are targeted by Voids and risk either being consumed by them or losing their sanity. Under special circumstances, a person who maintains their sanity after being attacked by a Void can become a being known as an In-Birth (インヴァース invāsu). While this status places a person into a sort of limbo where they are neither living nor dead, they also gain the ability to control Existence. Hyde, is one character who survived a Void attack and became an In-Birth.

Many characters are involved with the Hollow Night phenomenon, and several of them are affiliated with particular organizations. Two rival groups, Night Blade; (夜刀) and Licht Kreis, both serve to maintain order in areas affected by the Hollow Night but differ in their methods. The tarnished Night Blade; primarily hunt Voids, while Licht Kreis uses its lawful order and hierarchy to protect civilians. A third organization, Amnesia, is more chaotically structured and seeks to stop the influence of both Night Blade; and Licht Kreis.

Originally released on September 20, 2012 in arcades. It later received two major updates titled Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, released on September 9th 2013, and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], released on July 23, 2015. Both revisions served to rebalance the roster, updated graphics, and added several new characters, which can be read about on the game's character sheet. A PlayStation 3 port of "Exe:Late" was released on July 24, 2014, and would eventually be localized in 2015 in North Amercia, with Europe getting the game a few days later. It was later released, in it's Exe:Late form, on Steam on June 12, 2016. "Exe:Late[st]" is also receiving a console port planned on being released on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and PlayStation Vita consoles, this version is due July 20, 2017. "Exe:Late[st]" has since been annouced for an English Localization on consoles and will be releasing sometime in Late 2017.

Under Night also appears in the Massive Multiplayer Crossover BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, opposite BlazBlue, Persona 4: Arena and RWBY.

1st Clause. DIVIDE.

  • Lady of War: Orie is pretty much checking every list of requirements of this trope. Yuzuriha's fighting style is also pretty graceful, but she's more energetic than most examples.

Vanishment of Void