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YMMV: BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
  • Base Breaker: If you like Bang, you are an idealist on the Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism and you like the silly side of the Sliding Scale of Silliness Versus Seriousness. But some feel he just doesn't fit with the tone of the series.
    • Like Bang, it seems like half of the fanbase loves Carl, and the other half loathes him. The ones who hate him generally find him whiny, annoying, and irrelevant to the overall plot. Other people like him for his relatively unique, cool, and effective playstyle, puppetmaster aesthetic, stylish outfit and an interesting story overall. Also, the fact that some people (mainly the female parts of the fanbase) just want to take him home with them really helps his popularity.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Most character joke endings.
  • Cargo Ship: There's official art of Noel in an...interesting position with a stuffed panda.
    • There is a fanfic of Jin being coupled with his own Nox Nyctores: Yukianesa (in her "Human/Spirit" form).
  • Complacent Gaming Syndrome: Enjoy your Ice Car Jins.
  • Crazy Awesome: Bang.
    • Also Taokaka for providing some much-needed comic relief to an otherwise dark and depressing storyline and averting the usual associated tropes by actually being pretty funny.
  • Creepy Awesome: Even though Arakune is mostly made up of Nightmare Fuel, he's generally well-liked by the fandom as a character.
  • Crossover Ship: Among all the characters in the series, Jin is the one most prone to this. Yaoi is not an exception, either. There's even a fan-made 4koma comic series where... Jin is the target Unwanted Harem of various girls from different Anime/Visual Novels. See it Here. Also, see Launcher of a Thousand Ships below.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Jin gets along well with people, even Noel; he just doesn't say anything about his confusion. His jerkassness/partial insanity is a result of the Ikaruga War combined with him finding out that the brother he killed is still alive and remembering his past. This paid off. He's now one of the genuine good guys.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Rachel's frog George XIII from one of her attacks, who has been confirmed for god-tier.
    • Bang was but a very minor character in the first installment for the Arcades. When Bang went for the home console release, he already had quite a following fandom in Japan, this resulted in:
      • Him being in many of fan-artworks sent for contests by Arc System Works; keep in mind that only Ragna, Noel, Rachel, Litchi and Taokaka have as much, or more, entries than Bang, for very obvious reasons of course.
      • The vocal version of Gale -Reppu-, Bang Shishigami's 1st theme song was originally written and performed by a user from Nico Nico Douga, the song was so catchy and worthy of Bang's fame that it caught the Blaz Blue's official radio show (Buraji) attention. All the impending success of the song made Daisuke Ishiwatari invite Bang himself (Tsuyoshi Koyama) to perform the vocals for his 1st theme song, this of course with the very same lyrics the original writter envisioned. Oh, and in Guilty Gear x BlazBlue Live Music 2011, Tsuyoshi himself sings this same song with these same lyrics!
      • His Subordinates are even considered this. At least to the people on Dustloop and occasionally GameFAQs. You can definitely expect them on any character wishlists for the next game or as DLC.
      • Even more impressive that Ragna and Jin have their share of fan vocals tied to their themes, still no word on Daisuke Ishiwatari promissing to have the same lyrics whenever he invites the voice actors to perform the official vocals.
    • Taokaka as well. In Relius' joke ending in Continuum Shift: Extend, she lampshades her popularity. (The kicker? She said this while in Hazama's body. Yeah, it's like that.)
    Taokaka: Tao would never say that, 'cause Tao is adorable and friendly and a fan-favourite.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Remember Tao's alternate ending from Calamity Trigger done in a cheesy trailer style for a non-existant "upcoming movie" that portrayed Litchi being an antagonist? Yeah...
    • Another one... Remember when Litchi suddenly sports devil horns when trying to keep both Tao and Carl quiet in her story? Well...
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Tager is a lot more popular with American players than Japanese players. There are a few major factors for this.
    • First of all, he's a Skill Gate Character who takes very little effort to win with in lower levels of play.
    • Second, his character design is one of the least anime-esque of all the Blazblue characters, as he bears some resemblance to some Marvel Comics characters like The Hulk, Beast, and Hellboy as a non Marvel example. As well as being more focused on what is viewed as awesome in Americans: MANLINESS, being the runner up in that department aside of Bang.
    • Third, the voices. Kenji Nomura is probably just another seiyuu for big guys in Japan. Jamieson Price is something of a fan favorite Memetic Badass voice actor for big guys.
    • Lastly, the memes associated with him aren't as prevalent in the Japanese version, if they are present at all. The infamous GIGANTIC TAGER!!! meme in Japan just equals of his Japanese voice actor yelling "GAUNTLEEET HAAADDEEESS!"... the joke's still there, but less over the top and recognizable.
  • Foe Yay/Incest Subtext: Jin towards his Ragna, who also happens to be his brother. Lampshaded in Teach Me Miss Litchi where Jin sprouts hearts everytime his brother says something.
  • Game Breaker:
    • Carl's Calamity Trigger's semi-infinite Clap Loop caused a lot of players to dislike fighting him.
    • Nu-13: 5DD>4DD>236D
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: Ragna vs. Jin. And you love them for it.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Combined with Foe Yay in the form of Ragna and Jin. Made even more creepy by the fact that Jin is Ragna's biological brother.
    "BROTHER!!!~/NII-SAN!!!~"
  • Jerks Are Sexy: Jin.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships:
  • Magnificent Bitch: Rachel. Truly proves to be the most powerful of the cast and shows what a piece of cake it is to use the Tsukuyomi unit to defend Kagutsuchi from Take-mikazuchi's threat, all without ever feeling like a Mary Sue or even a Villain Sue.
  • Memetic Badass:
  • Memetic Mutation: Carl is known by many people as a pimp, mostly having to do with his almost all-purple wardrobe, complete with a pimp hat.
  • Memetic Sex God: Jin and Ragna. Hands down.
  • Narm: Before the start of Carl's fight with Nu-13 he says "I'll do my best, sis. I want to taste your cooking again." in the most dead-serious tone possible.
  • Porting Disaster: The PC release is apparently a bit buggy, and it uses Games For Windows Live for it's online play.
    • The Steam release doesn't even have online play (Because it was released after Games For Windows Live shut down). And if you have people who can play with you locally? Getting local multiplayer to work requires setting up additional controllers in a separate launcher program, which isn't included with this version. So you have a fighting game with no multiplayer whatsoever.
  • Scrappy Level: God damn you, Hakumen.
  • That One Attack:
    • Devoured By Darkness becomes this as Unlimited Ragna.
    • ICECARZ.
    • Noel's Chain Revolver eats newbies for breakfast.
    • BEEZ.
  • Tier-Induced Scrappy:
    • In versus play, nobody likes Jin the Icecar Driver, v-13 the Game Breaker, and Where-the-fuck-is-he-now Arakune.
    • If anyone hates Jin, it's because he is a "scrub" character. His abrasive and crazed personality is actually rather popular.
    • Rachel is hated for being god-tier.
    • Arakune Gets about as much hate as Nu and Jin. This mostly stems from his Confusion Fu style of fighting, which is downright CONFUSING to many, coupled with the fact that he is far easier to use than he looks; most of his moves are executed simply by pushing a direction and a button.
    • Some fans hate Carl because he's very weak. These people tend to not use his drive ability properly, which requires Carl and Ada to attack in tandem. This is very visible with his Astral Finish, as the enemy can easily avoid it unless Carl does some serious work.
      • On the other side of the spectrum, some hate him because of the Clap Loop. Never mind the fact that it's extremely difficult to get the timing and inputs right, or even to set up, since most people with half a brain will want to stay the hell away from Nirvana.
      • Let us not talk about the counter hit -> juggle -> teleport Nirvana in -> claploop setup.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: Oddly enough, the minor characters from Ronin-Gai who follows Bang would avert this if it weren't, well, for their status as minor characters.


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