Characters in Aura of the Azure. Each character from BlazBlue and Guilty Gear is an AU version of said character, and some of the RWBY characters have some changes in personality.
- Adaptational Badass: Not in terms of power-scaling as he actually suffers from being an Adaptational Wimp (See below for details). His recently new ability to copy his opponents' Semblance, however, is an ability Ragna never had in the games and it's clear that the Grimm Aura he possesses may have various other powers that haven't been discovered yet.
- Adaptational Heroism: While Ragna was The Hero in BlazBlue, he also started out as a mass-murderer who only cared about revenge and was the most wanted criminal on the planet. In this AU, He was never a criminal here and has more heroic ideals from the start. This is also due to lacking the more brutal and tragic backstory from canon.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Not presently, but his younger self was a borderline Big Brother Bully toward Jin, deriding him for his weaknesses and showing no sympathy to the fact that he almost died, while even though his child self was rough around the edges in canon, he was still ultimately a good big brother.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Ragna lacks his angsty and jerkass traits from canon due to Terumi not being a part of his backstory and not becoming a criminal. While he is still foul-mouthed and short-tempered with little patience for proper procedures, he is far more outgoing and kind person, as well as genuinely fights to help others.
- Adaptational Wimp: In canon, Ragna is a One-Man Army capable of fighting reality warpers, fallen gods and eldritch abominations single-handedly as well as saving his universe by absorbing all the dreams of those inside it and becoming the core for its version of God and resetting the world. Here, he is on his way to becoming a One-Man Army and is no doubt obtaining immense power, but he is only a sliver of what canon Ragna is capable of.
- BFS: His large sword-scythe hybrid: Bloodedge.
- Berserk Button: Threaten his family in any way he will make it clear that it's a bad idea. Cinder barely averts this since she made it clear that if anything happens to her, then Celica and Saya will suffer the consequences
- Big Brother Bully: He was a God awful brother to Jin growing up. By present-day, he averts this, but the damage has been done.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: His semblance is able to let him absorb the memories of others, though how much depends on his opponent's mental fortitude.
- The Leader: Of Team RJNN.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: If the Grimm Aura he has is anything like its canon counterpart, then Ragna may obtain powers of a similar nature. So far its only power of such a degree is the strong feeling of dread and fear is projects in others, even the likes of Cinder. When Ragna's restriction is released, it can amplify the powers of Grimm and attract them to him like a moth to a flame.
- Power Copying: As of chapter 44 Ragna can copy his opponents' Semblance by absorbing their Aura. The requirements are that he needs to first absorb their aura, they must have had their Semblance for at least 6 months and his aura must be compatible with his opponent. The copied Semblance is not permanent and once used, Ragna can only use the Semblance again if he absorbs their Aura again.
- Soul Eating: His semblance, Aura Eater, can absorb the aura of his opponents through attacks and use that energy to increase his power and heal just like its canon counterpart Soul Eater. Chapter 44 reveals that by absorbing someone's aura he can copy their Semblance as his fight with Winter has him creating his own Glyph.
- Super Mode: Removing his limiter functions as this for him. In this state, he can briefly stalemate Azrael. It doesn't last long though and can leave him vulnerable afterwards.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He was a horrible older brother to Jin growing up, but he's mellowed out and is sorry for his terrible actions. He's also nicer than he was as a child overall.
- Unskilled, but Strong: A major problem of his is that he prefers to overpower his opponents rather than rely on skill. Jubei calls him out of this numerous times during his training, as his power would become a crutch and would effectively cripple him if he ever finds himself overwhelmed.
- The Ace: Was regarded as this back at Atlas and it carries over to Beacon. He's got good looks, excellent grades, and is an outstanding combatant that surpasses even Winter Schnee at his age.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: While he is still a Jerkass like in canon, he is far more humble, patient and lacks both the Ax-Crazy and yandere traits that he had towards his brother. He also eventually befriends the resident Nice Guy Jaune of all people later on, even helping him train and giving him advice. Noel and Weiss also state that deep beneath his cold exterior, lies a noble and kind man.
- Adaptational Wimp: Jin in canon is also a One-Man Army, though to less of an extent to his brother Ragna. However, he is capable of fighting beings of similar caliber and he possesses the Power of Order which grants him limited immunity to reality warpers and lets him straight up tear through reality with sheer willpower. In the AU, he could potentially be a One-Man Army but is clearly less powerful and is not obviously immune to reality warping or higher powers in this fic. The absence of the Power of Order adds to this, though Word of God states that it still exists and has yet to come into play. He unlocks the Power of Order during the Breach.
- Childhood Friend Romance: He and Weiss have been close friends since they were children, and they eventually become a couple.
- Cool Sword: A literal case to with Yukianesa.
- An Ice Person: Both in ability and personality.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Jin may have been a harsh if not a little condescending and cold asshole, but he raises many good points such as Jaune not being strong enough for Beacon or how that while not all faunas are bad, the White Fang are still criminals and their reasons do not justify their actions.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be cold and aloof, but he deeply cares for his teammates and has a strong sense of justice.
- Katanas Are Just Better: His sword: Yukianesa.
- The Lancer: Fills this role and has a cold, aloof mentality when compared to his elder brother's aggressive, wrathful nature.
- Making a Splash: As of chapter 32, Jin developed the ability to control water. Thanks to Ky's help after a sparring match.
- The Mentor: He helps train Jaune to further improve his fighting abilities.
- Official Couple: With Weiss as of the recent chapters.
- Rule of Symbolism: As it was explained in the author's note of chapter 33 that Jin's friendship with Jaune a well as him being in Beacon has allowed Jin's personal nature to be more flexible and less rigid, which allowed him to control water.
- Weak, but Skilled: Compared to his brother at least. He's not physically as strong as he is, yet has a greater emphasis on finesse and elegant swordplay.
- Super Mode: During the breach on Vale, Jin awakens the Power of Order, granting him to power to effortlessly destroy all the Grimm and the Malachite Serpent. Word of God states that the Power of Order has similar properties to the Silver Eyes in this AU.
- Adaptational Wimp: While she was the weakest of the three main BlazBlue protagonists at the start, she did eventually gain control of her Super-Powered Evil Side, which granted her the ability to decide the true timeline and let her arguably surpass both of her contemporaries at that point. There's no indication that she has these abilities here and otherwise, has her base form's standard move-set.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Played with. She doesn't return Makoto's feelings for her, but she didn't even know about them in the first place since her friend kept them from her out of fear.
- The Gunslinger: Her weapons are the dual guns: Bolverk.
- Lethal Chef: As expected of Noel, team JNPR learned this the hard way along with Ragna and Bang.
- Official Couple: With Jaune as of chapter 33.
- Badass Gay: A very capable fighter and has a crush on Noel, though she keeps it hidden.
- Fantastic Racism: She's gone through this in her life, but she takes it in stride and refuses to let it hold her down.
- Gayngst: Part of why she kept her crush on Noel a secret was because of this. A faunas would have it hard enough as is. A gay faunas? Even more so. This would also cause her friends to be ridiculed by proxy.
- Incompatible Orientation: She's in love with Noel, who could never love her the way she does.
- Super Strength: Her semblance, which is self explanatary. It can get stronger if Makoto thinks about the person she cares a lot about.
- Adaptational Badass: At the beginning of the series, he started off as a complete joke that literally any named character could beat without trying. It wasn't until the later entries where Popularity Power and Character Development allowed him to grow to be on par with the likes of Ragna and Relius. He starts off much more competent here and can effectively fight opponents who would have had no trouble with him in canon.
- The Leader: Of Team BLST.
- Friendly Rivalry: She and Yang form one after they become friends.
- Adaptational Wimp: It's one of the more notable cases since his canon counterpart was an observer and a straight-up Reality Warper that surpasses even the likes of Rachel Alucard during her Calamity Trigger days. Here, he's a Beacon student, albeit a strong one.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He comes off as rather campy, but he's a very effective fighter, not to mention insightful on whatever situation is at hand.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Amane speaks to and scolds Team RWBY after their investigation for recklessly putting the lives of Vale in danger and causing collateral damage as a result of it. Ruby of all people is the first member of her team to admit this.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: While her original counterpart was never unattractive, she has a human face here rather than a perpetually black blob... thing that's heavily implied to be her actual face and not just a shadow.
- Animal Motifs: She's a cat faunas of the Kaka clan, so cats are pretty obvious.
- Dumb Blonde: Her brain cells can be counted on the finger of one hand and her hair is blonde.
- Adaptational Intelligence: While she still has the naive and cheerful dreamer from canon, it's clear that when Amane scolds her and her team for their reckless actions when they attempted to snoop, she understood what their actions had caused, and uncharacteristically agrees that they couldn't have prevented what happened regardless of how many people they took.
- Sinister Scythe: Crescent Rose.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Though she still has some of her flaws and started off as a racist and entitled bitch, her talk with Celica after Blake's disappearance has made her wise up way more than in canon where all it took was a weekend to think about her actions. In this fic, she now genuinely wants to see the faunas in a better light and improve relationships with them, a goal she never had in canon. She also has her more positive traits present due to having Jin as a Love Interest.
- Childhood Friend Romance: She and Jin have been close friends since they were children, and they eventually become a couple.
- Morality Pet: Her friendship and later romance with Jin bring out his nicer qualities.
- Official Couple: As of now, she is currently with Jin, the two of them developing feelings for one another since their early adolescent years.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Blake is far more toxic and aggressive than in canon. She reacted violently to the simple mention or idea that the White Fang was evil, instead of trying to antagonize humanity, which does deserve some blame but not all of it. When Amane scolds them for their reckless behavior and the collateral damage they caused, does she become remorseless and reflect on her actions? No, she instead deflects blame on the others for joining their investigation, blaming it on the size of their group despite the fact that encountering Azrael was an inevitability and could have led to their deaths if Ragna, Jin, and Jubei hadn't have held him off. Blake has most likely Took a Level in Kindness after talking to Makoto, but it's clear she was acting like a racist hypocritical bitch.
- Fantastic Racism: While she has been on the receiving end, her dialogue shows that she's just as racist to humans as the White Fang is, just expressed non-violently.
- It's All My Fault: Her reasoning for blaming the investigation's failure on there being too many people was mostly out of guilt since the entire thing was her idea.
- Moral Myopia: She abandoned the White Fang because of their actions, but anytime someone calls them out, even from a moral standpoint and not a racial one, she gets bitchy.
- Never My Fault: Refuses to take responsibility from what their investigation wrought and instead blames the number of people that joined them despite the fact the outcome would have actually been worse if it was just them. Though she later clarifies that she actually feels a lot of guilt and is just lashing out of self-loathing.
- Adaptational Badass: While still as inexperienced and raw as in canon, the fact that both Pyrrha and Jin start to train him makes him develop even more as a fighter and the last we see him in the practice room, he is adept enough to trade blows with Jin during a sparring session, which is an improvement over the first time they fought and Jaune could barely touch him.
- Morality Pet: He becomes one of the few people Jin is openly kind towards.
- Nice Guy: As usual, Jaune is a kind-hearted goofball who sees the good in others. He even earns the respect and friendship of Jin.
- Official Couple: With Noel as of chapter 33.
- Heartbroken Badass: She was pretty hurt by Jaune getting together with Noel and laments that she wasn't fast enough to confess her feelings, but she keeps that to herself.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: After having a talk with Makoto, she decides that while she missed her chance to confess her feelings to Jaune, she can at least be happy for him and Noel.
- The Mentor: She helps train Jaune.
- The Worf Effect: She's The Ace of team JNPR and a champion tournament fighter. To show the difference in power and ability between her and Nu, she gets easily defeated. To make matters worse for her, it's clear that Nu was hardly putting any effort into the fight.
- Adaptational Wimp: In the Guilty Gear franchise, Sol is a Physical God capable of single-handedly defeating entire armies and other physical gods, destroying eldritch abominations and surviving an Eldritch Location that can obliterate a normal person's soul, plus his Super Mode is so powerful it breaks the fundamental laws of reality and required time to stand still for him to use it safely... which is why he is always holding back. In this AU however, while he is quite strong, he is only a One-Man Army at best if we see him in action and is capable of fighting Ragna with his restriction released.
- Jerkass: As per usual, Sol is a foul-mouthed, punkish and disrespectful towards authority and teacher alike, not even flinching or fearing Glynda's wrath. However, it's clear he is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold like in canon.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Due to most likely being based on young Ky, not the mature king from the Xrd games. In his younger years, Ky was quite zealous in his religious beliefs and was a merciless killer of Gears, not to mention had a heated rivalry with Sol and despised Gears. In the AU, his more positive traits are more present, he lacks any religious beliefs and is a kind and well-mannered young man.
- Adaptational Wimp: Ky in canon was one of the strongest humans in the franchise, powerful enough to trade blows with physical gods like Sol and was known back in the Crusades for being a merciless Gear killer but after gaining Gear's blood, he became even more powerful. In this AU, he is powerful enough to fight on par and overpower Jin and is clearly possibly a One-Man Army like his teammate.
- Official Couple: With his teammate Dizzy, like in canon, though at a much younger age and wishes to propose to her upon graduation.
- The Casanova: known for flirting with almost every woman he comes across. He even succeeds in getting several female's contact information.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Analyzed each member of team RWBY's measurements upon first meeting them and also flirts with them. Didn't do this with Ruby because she's 15 years old. Groped Bullet when he first met her. Even peeped at his female teammates. Though his teammates have made it clear that he is a very capable leader and warrior.
- The Leader: Of team KKMT.
- Badass Gay: A very capable fighter, who is able to hold his own against Kagura.
- Big-Bad Ensemble: Shares this with Hazama currently.
- Hate Sink: Much like in canon, Cinder is a Smug Snake and Manipulative Bitch who enjoys making others' lives miserable in her power for power. While more or less responsible for many of her crimes in canon, her threat towards Ragna and his family is what really pisses readers off, and hopes that eventually Ragna will defeat or kill Cinder in a future chapter.
- Manipulative Bitch: She wouldn't be Cinder if she wasn't a scheming harpy who controls and abuses people around her, even using Emerald's desire for a family to abuse her semblance.
- Shame If Something Happened: Cinder's heavily implied threat towards Celica and Saya. As expected, Ragna doesn't take this well.
- Smug Snake: A conniving arrogant bitch who thinks highly of herself despite only being a lackey and pawn.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Speaks in a calm and manipulative manner to hide her depravity.
- Abusive Parents: While Cinder is not her mother, Emerald appears to see her as a mother figure and the only family she has. However Cinder, on the other hand, is only using Emerald for her semblance and has physically and verbally abused her whenever she questions Cinder or is out of line. Unfortunately Emerald is too dependent on Cinder to see through her facade.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pretends to act like a polite and friendly person towards Ruby and other students, in actual fact is disgusted by how naive and altruistic they are and openly admits to Mercury that she hates them.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She's very manipulative and serves Cinder, but she's certainly unnerved by the depths of Relius's madness and what he did to his wife and daughter.
- Master of Illusion: Her semblance allows her to alter the perception of people's minds and create things that aren't even there or manipulate others into believing events happen a certain way. Her semblance is the reason why Cinder took her in.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's a kickboxer who fights his opponents with an arrogant and carefree attitude.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's an arrogant prick, but even he's freaked out by Relius and what he did to his family.
- Freudian Excuse: The abuse, near-fatal training, and theft of his semblance at the hands of his now-deceased father led to Mercury become a bitter and cruel person.
- Handicapped Badass: Mercury has prosthetic legs from a fight to the death with his father, but this has only made him even more deadly in combat.
- Jerkass: He is a smug, arrogant and cruel punk who enjoys the carnage and misery he helps Cinder with. He is apathetic towards murder and tends to nonchalantly attack or kill others without much thought.
- Ax-Crazy: The experiments done to her at the Murakumo labs have left her sanity in short supply. Her being in the presence of Ragna causes her to become violent and unhinged, so much so that when Emerald and Mercury try to calm her down, she threatens to kill them if they don't bring Ragna back.
- Broken Ace: She's in Ragna's league when it comes to raw power, so much so that she can easily defeat all of team JNPR, including Pyrrha, but the experiments done to her have left her an emotionally unstable psychopath.
- Freudian Excuse: She was abducted as a child and experimented on by the scientists at the Murakumo labs, leading to her sanity being broken and being turned into a cybernetic killing machine.
- One-Man Army: Given that she can rival Ragna in power shows she is no doubt capable of being this. Chapter 43 exemplifies it better when she is capable of singlehandedly fighting Team JNPR alone while barely using his actual power and defeats Pyrrha and Nora, the two heavy hitters of the team, without much effort.
- The Stoic: She's this for the most part when not in Ragna's presence. During her fight and defeat of Pyrrha in the tournament, she has a constant bored look on her face, both because she's not near Ragna and also because in comparison to her full power Team JNPR are weaklings.
- Yandere: She is the same Ax-Crazy bitch from canon whose love for Ragna is so strong that she wants to murder him in cold blood. However, the reasons behind this love are unclear due to Nu not being a clone of Saya like in canon.
- Adaptational Villainy: While he was a villain in canon, Roman is much worse in this fic. He is more of a bastard, eager to insult and mock his enemies' attempts at doing the right thing and is shown to be more of a sadist, shown when after the train crashes into Vale like in Vol 2, he is reduced to maniacal laughter, eager to watch the carnage unfold. The canon Roman on the other hand while a violent person who enjoys crime was not as batshit crazy.
- Ax-Crazy: It's clear that he is eager to watch as Vale and its people are attacked and killed by Grimm if the sadistic laughter wasn't evidence enough.
- Laughing Mad: Lets out one when the train crashes through to Vale, unleashing the Grimm on the kingdom.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives two actually. One to Blake to try and make her pull a FaceHeel Turn only to make her reflect on her actions, and one to Ruby, which is far more chilling and cruel.Ruby: LOOK AT THIS TORCHWICK! The people are hurt, and the Grimm are coming because of the destruction you caused. Is this something you should be proud of?!
Roman: I'd say.... yes it is Little Red, and the best part about this is this is all on you guys. You see I knew you guys were coming to our humble base. So it wasn't really that hard to be prepared for when you guys come crashing our homes. You and your band of misfits and two professionals were sent to stop me and you all failed. That fact will haunt the ten of you for years because you failed to stop the destruction. So technically speaking, this is also your fault as it is mine.
- Composite Character: In canon, Hazama and Terumi are separate entities with Terumi being a ghost and Hazama serving as his vessel. In this AU it appears that Hazama is just an alias for Terumi. However similar to the anime, it currently is leaving this ambiguous as to whether or not Hazama is his vessel or just an alias.
- The Dreaded: The likes of Jubei and Ozpin fear him greatly, with Ozpin losing his stoic demeanor the minute Terumi appears to him.
- The Ghost: Besides his brief conversation with Ozpin, Terumi has not appeared once in the fic, even 37 chapters in and him and Hazama have yet to take action. Terumi more so considering we haven't even seen him physically. Chapter 38 supposedly reveals that Hazama is just an alias for Terumi and that they are one in the same.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Shares this with Izanami. Many of his actions in the past and present have influenced many events within the story. He is heavily implied to be the one who created the Abnormal Grimm and is the master of the Malachite Serpent. Also, like in canon, he betrayed the Six Heroes though whether he created the Aura Beast or killed Platinum and Nine hasn't been confirmed yet. Chapter heavily implies he has killed Nine and turned her into Phantom like in canon.
- Hero Killer: Enjoys killing so-called heroes and Huntsman and Huntresses. The latest chapter heavily implies he killed Summer Rose.
- The Man Behind the Man: Is this to Cinder. He's the one giving her orders and making all the arrangements to help her infiltrate Beacon and pass off as students.
- Manipulative Bastard: He successfully infiltrated the Atlesian Military and has played both Ironwood and Winter for fools, using his position in the Intelligence Department to manipulate records and data as well as make sure Cinder and her gang are not caught.
- Smug Snake: Retains his smug personality from canon but is not borderline arrogant like Cinder, even warning her not to underestimate her opponents.
- Spanner in the Works: The entire Breach event was all just a Xanatos Gambit created by Hazama to help with Salem and Cinder's plans. The entire point of the plan was to weaken the enemy's defenses, tarnish Ozpin's reputation as well as make Ironwood become careless and bloated. When Cinder asks what if something were to go wrong, he states that the events would benefit them regardless.
- Archnemesis Dad: Serves as this to his son Carl.
- The Dreaded: Emerald and Mercury are terrified of him, not just because he's an amoral sociopath, but because of what he did to his family.
- Mad Scientist: A brilliant yet depraved scientist, famous for creating living automatons, like his wife and daughter.
- The Sociopath: Lack of compassion and empathy towards others? Check. Is well-mannered yet utterly void of emotion? Check. Turned his own wife and daughter into androids? Check. Yep, he's a sociopath.
- Blood Knight: He thrives off battle and prefers opponents that can challenge him.
- One-Man Army: He casually dominated teams RWBY and RJNN all at once without trying.
- The Dreaded: Is known as the Boogeyman to many Huntsman and Huntresses across Remnant. Even General Ironwood, Kokonoe, Iron Tager, Qrow Branwen, and Winter Schnee are aware of his infamy.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Appears to be this if her backstory in canon is the same. However it appears that she and her faction are just puppets in Izanami's plans.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Shares this with Terumi. She is the boss to Terumi and Relius as well as Phantom and they appear to be using Salem and her faction as pawns in Izanami's game.
- The Man Behind the Man: She is this to Terumi and Relius, and unknowingly to Salem.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has large soulless red eyes which glow to match her empty expression.
- Jerkass Has a Point: While uptight, she does have some solid points about Ragna's attitude being antithetical of what a Huntsman should be like and that it just makes it less likely for people to tolerate him.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Inverted. She was never captured and turned into a vessel here, nor was she cloned to create the Murakumos, so she gets to live a happy life with her brother and adoptive mother.
- The Mentor: To Bang.